Nine Inch Nails have released a new line of “Pandemic 2020” inspired merchandise.
Fleet Foxes have released their new album, Shore, to all streaming platforms. They’ve also released a film and pre-orders for the physical release of the album due in February. Read More “Fleet Foxes Release New Album”
Knuckle Puck are releasing a limited edition VHS tour documentary. It also comes with a digital download. Read More “Knuckle Puck Release Limited Edition VHS”
It’s amazing to think how much things can change in just 20 years time. Bands form and can run their course over that period, whereas some of the best bands can stand the test of time by reinventing themselves over and over again. Enter AFI, who would continue to evolve and release some of the best melodic punk rock of this decade with this record. The Art of Drowning feels just as immediate, punishing, brooding, and essential as it did on its release via Nitro Records in the start of 21st century. Black Sails in the Sunset marked a smaller musical turning point for the band, as they began to explore some darker elements, and featured some new band members in Jade Puget (guitar) and Hunter Burgan (bass). But The Art of Drowning would remain the album that changed this band’s life for the foreseeable future. This core lineup would go on to record some of the more quintessential Gothic punk rock that future bands would try to emulate for years to come. Read More “AFI – The Art of Drowning”
YoungBoy Never Broke Again has the number one album in the country this week:
Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again achieves his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in less than a year, as the fittingly titled Top debuts atop the tally. The set was released on Sept. 11 via Never Broke Again/Artist Partner Group/Atlantic and earned 126,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 17, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Fleet Foxes will release their new album, Shore, tomorrow at 6:31am PT. The album will be accompanied by a 55-minute Super 16mm companion art film, directed by Kersti Jan Werdal, and available on their website.
Rob Hitt of Midtown and I Surrender Records is the latest guest of the Wasting Time Podcast. (Overcast link.)
MacStories details the third party Apple Music app, Soor, and their customizable home screen widgets for iOS 14:
Soor’s Now Playing widget is a much nicer way to find out what you’re listening to. Sticking a small widget on your Home screen or in your Today view will not only display the name of the currently playing song, but also provide artwork and let you know what music is coming up next.
The latest Bruce Springsteen Rolling Stone interview is up for your reading pleasure:
Last year, Springsteen was working through his archives for a follow-up to his 1998 outtakes box set, Tracks, when he “sort of came across these songs.” There’s no particular message in their inclusion. He simply wanted to hear the band play them now, he says, “to be able to go back and sing in your adult voice but with ideas of your youth.… It was kind of insane fun, because the lyrics for all those songs were so completely crazy.”