As a life-long 311 fan, I approached Voyager with more optimism than most. I looked forward to each of their releases every other summer and would typically be one of the first ones to purchase their new music on the street date. Over time, even as my taste in music gravitated towards punk/emo-tinged rock, 311 remained a band I would find myself coming back to as spring came to a close. With multiple summer tours packing amphitheaters across the US, 311 have always benefited from a patient listening base. This album should do little to change their devout fans’ opinions on the direction the band is going. The fact remains that at thirteen albums in their career, they may have played things a little too safe on Voyager.
Shaed are a band from the DC area making waves on mainstream radio with their hit “Trampoline.” In this interview from the Firefly Festival the band talks about their love for the capital city as well as all the streaming platforms listeners use to enjoy music.
State Champs told the crowd at a recent Sad Summer Fest date that they’ll be entering the studio after the tour ends to record their fourth album.
Dreamville have the number one album in the country this week:
Revenge of the Dreamers III opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning 115,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 11, according to Nielsen Music.
Of that sum, 23,000 were in album sales. The multi-act 18-track hip-hop project boasts the Dreamville label’s roster of acts, including Dreamville chief J. Cole on eight songs.