Kaustubh Pandav, of Lucky Boys Confusion, has a new project called The Hoodie Life. The video for the piano backed ballad, “D T L A,” was released last week.
Good Charlotte have signed with BMG to release their new album later this year. The press release can be found below.
Chris McCaughan of The Lawrence Arms and Sundowner is the latest artist to appear on the Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Sessions.
Frank Iero has announced on Instagram he’s working on new music with a new band:
i have been privileged and honored to get to play with some musicians i have wanted to start a band with for over 10 years, and it was beyond any expectation i could possibly have had (but i’m not going to fully ruin that surprise just yet) i will say demos are afoot, and i can’t stop grinning like a fuhking maniacal idiot.
The National have shared the audio for “Fake Empire” from their release, Boxer Live in Brussels. The record was released on vinyl for Record Store Day and will be getting a digital and CD release on on July 13th.
Culture Abuse have released a video for “Bee Kind to the Bugs.” The song comes from the band’s new album, Bay Dream, due out June 15th.
FL Studio, also known as Fruity Loops, has come to the Mac.
Tyler, the Creator has released the new song “435.”
Phoenix have released a video for “Role Model.”
Dear and the Headlights have put up pre-orders for a new pressing of their albums.
The notable artists on your television this week include: Franz Ferdinand (Kimmel; 5/22), Blink-182 (Kimmel; 5/23), and Foster the People (Fallon; 5/22).
Tom Higgenson from the Plain White T’s has a new band called TLB and they just released a video for “Drinks on Me.”
Jason Camacho from Audio Karate recently did an interview with the Power Chord Hour.
Post Malone still has the number one album in the country:
For the third week in a row, Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys sits atop the Billboard 200 chart dated May 26, as the album earned 147,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 17 (down 24 percent), according to Nielsen Music.
Arctic Monkeys debuted at number eight:
Arctic Monkeys arrive with their third top 10 album, as Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino debuts at No. 8 with 47,000 units (37,000 in traditional album sales).
Ernie Smith, writing for Motherboard:
In the roughly 24 months between the time Napster shut down its popular free service and Steve Jobs announced the iTunes Music Store to the public, the music industry tried to create legal replacements, but the lack of precedent was a problem. Nobody could figure out exactly what a legal digital music industry was supposed to look like, or how it was supposed to work.