The Graduate’s Anhedonia turned ten this week and former lead singer, Corey Warning, joins Encore to talk all about it. We discuss the early stages of the band, recording the album, the stories behind some of the songs, and check in on what Corey has been up to the past few years. We dive into why a reunion probably isn’t in the cards and spend some time waxing nostalgic about the music scene from 10 years ago. If you were a fan of this band and album, I think you’re going to love this one. If you’ve never heard this album before, you should probably get on that, but this episode also has a bunch of great industry insights, tips, and tales that make it worth your while. It’s a fun one.
Note: We recorded this episode live, in person, so the quality is a little different than you may be used to. However, I think that the back and forth of being in person gives it a really fun vibe that’s totally worth it.
Mew has announced some new tour dates for August.
Allie X will release her new album, Collxtion II, on June 9th. Today she’s debuted the new song “Paper Love.”
Portugal. the Man will release their new album Woodstock on June 16th. They’ve released a video for the first single “Number One” and pre-orders for the album are now up.
Fall Out Boy talked with NME about their new album and how it’s about halfway complete so far:
Well, the album is not finished. We’re about halfway done. But songs like ‘Young And Menace’ are the furthest left, like you know – the wildest part of the album. The song will make sense on the album and the album is like – we’ve updated the software since the last album, so I think the album will sound different to people.
Astronatualis new song “These Songs” can be streamed below.
Mike Dirnt of Green Day talked with Music Feeds about all the unreleased material the band has stored away:
We have so much stuff, and some of it has morphed into other songs, you know, a song that took 10, 20 years to evolve but started off as a jam or started off as us singing a different lyric to it or whatever. I mean, there’s little opuses in other songs and things like that we’ve done that people have never heard.
I don’t know when they’ll see the light of day, but me and Billie always said ‘at some point everything comes out in the wash.’ So, you know, at some point it’ll all come out. We’re not in any hurry to do that because this band has never really been in the business of looking backwards. Maybe some day when we’re older, then we’ll look back.
Sufjan Stevens will be releasing an album of outtakes, remixes, and demos from Carrie & Lowell on October 20th.
Chvrches have shared a new video for a live version of “Down Side of Me.” It comes from the the upcoming “7-inches for Planned Parenthood” project.
Katy Perry has released her new song “Bon Appetit” (feat. Migos) on Spotify and Apple Music.
Ryan Adams has released 17 b-sides from Prisoner on Spotify and Apple Music.
Halsey has revealed the track listing for her upcoming album.
If you were on social media last night you probably saw the Fyre Festival shit-show start to go down. It first came across my radar when Blink-182 pulled out:
Blink-182 is pulling out of the much-hyped Fyre Festival in Exumas, Bahamas, telling fans on Twitter that they were worried that festival organizers would not be able to provide the production needed for their performance.
And then it got weird:
Fyre Festival appears on to be on the brink of collapse with flights to Exumas canceled as organizer struggle to deliver basic accommodations to festival-goers, some who paid thousands of dollars for to attend the three-day festival.
Created by rapper Ja Rule and entrepreneur Billy McFarland, the event – which was scheduled to begin on Friday and for which tickets cost between $1,500 and $250,000 – is off to a rough start and social media is buzzing about the failed festival.
But when guests arrived for the first weekend on Thursday, they found grounds that were woefully lacking in the promised amenities and organization, according to accounts on social media that highlighted the soggy tents, bad food and general disappointment verging on panic.
This entire story is just bonkers. From the amount of money paid by guests, to the collapse, to the images shared from the festival grounds and amenities.
Every Time I Die have released a new video for “Map Change.”
All Time Low have debuted a new video for “Life of the Party.”
PVRIS have debuted a three minute long teaser video titled “All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell.”
Letlive. have decided to call it a day. Their full goodbye can be read below.
The Bouncing Souls have released a video for “Satellite.”
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy goes on The Woody Show to discuss the band’s new song “Young and Menace.”
Memphis May Fire have released a video for “Wanting More.”