John Allred Pre-Orders 50% Off

John Allred will be releasing his new album, Anchor, this Friday. John is an independent singer/songwriter of 19 years and has been working on this album for the past three years. He’s opened for everyone from Blink-182 (he even covered “Dammit”) to Matt Nathanson and has influences ranging from The Counting Crows to Jimmy Eat World.

You can pre-order the album right now on iTunes for 50% off, and you can get a taste of the album’s sound on his website.

Craig Finn Scoring New Musical Dramedy

Craig Finn will be scoring a new dramedy from AMC:

A musical dramedy following a family who, after falling down the ladder of American life, needs to figure out what actually makes life worth living. Burns (The Report, The Laundromat) is writing and executive producing along with Mark Johnson (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul). Craig Finn of The Hold Steady will write original music, and T Bone Burnett will be the music producer.

Sum 41 Cancel Paris Concert

Sum 41 had to cancel their show in Paris after an “explosive device” was detonated outside of the venue. No injuries have been reported. The manager of the venue believes it was firecrackers from a nearby protest:

Vincent Le Gall, the manager of the venue, said that the supposed explosion was merely firecrackers set off by “yellow vests” in ongoing protests in the city, the Daily Mail said, citing local reports.

Boys and Girls Club Gets New Studio Thanks to Brendon Urie

Jeremy Chen, writing for KTNV:

The Boys and Girls Club in Henderson unveiled a generous gift Sunday, allowing kids there to explore their musical passions, thanks to Las Vegas local Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco.

“It’s like an expensive new toy,” said Demelle Cooley, who attends the club. “I just can’t wait to unwrap it and start playing with it. It’s something different, it’s revolutionary.”

Liner Notes (January 17th, 2020)

This week’s newsletter looks at new music from The 1975, Green Day, and Fickle Friends. There’s also my usual media diet rundown and a playlist of ten songs that I enjoyed this week. This week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Review: Bombay Bicycle Club – Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

ombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong

After what seemed like a more extended than usual three-year hiatus, Bombay Bicycle Club have made their triumphant return with their fifth studio album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong. Many of the band members dabbled in solo projects during this hiatus, but the band seem as refreshed and re-focused as ever on their latest offering. In a recent statement, the group confirmed this newfound enthusiasm by saying, “More than anything it just felt great to be in the same room playing again. It made us realize what a good thing we have and has given us renewed energy and enthusiasm for the future.” Longtime fans of the band have plenty of reason to be equally excited for the latest chapter in their discography, as the record encapsulates everything the band does well, while still including plenty of new surprises along the way.