Lexington, KY band Too Close To Touch’s sophomore album, Haven’t Been Myself, is now available. Recently nominated for “Best Underground Band” at the Alternative Press Music Awards, Too Close To Touch again teamed up with producer Erik Ron (Issues, Set It Off) in the making of their new album. Throughout the album, the band builds a heavy tension with their urgent rhythms and impassioned guitar work, then obliterates that tension with each explosive chorus.
Catch Too Close To Touch on The Retrograde tour this fall with Crown The Empire, Bless The Fall, News Years Day, and Light Up The Sky. For more information, visit their website, and check out the tour dates below.
Seth Stevenson, writing for The Wall Street Journal, on Snapchat’s new hardware product, “Spectacles.”
What initially appears to be a normal pair of sunglasses turns out to be Spectacles, the first hardware product from Snap Inc., as the firm has been newly christened (Spiegel is refreshing the company name because its offerings now go beyond the Snapchat app). When you slip Spectacles on and tap a button near the hinge, it records up to 10 seconds of video from your first-person vantage. Each new tap records another clip.
They’re hideous and I expect to see them at concerts in the not so distant future.
Casey is a singer/song writer and is most notably known for his work in bands The Dear Hunter, and The Receiving End of Sirens. In episode 170 Mike and Casey cover a wide variety of interesting topics that range from head transplants to video rotoscoping. So kick back, enjoy yourself, and maybe even learn some stuff.
Every Time I Die released their new album, Low Teens, yesterday. I think you should definitely check it out if you haven’t yet. Every Time I Die are one of those bands that every time I listen to I realize how much I enjoy, but I always forget when talking about bands with the best catalogs. Anyway, this album is no doubt up there with the best the band have done — and you should give it a listen. My sincere thanks to the band and Epitaph Records for sponsoring the website this week, it means so much to me to see bands I love and respect working with us.
The book is like one of Mr. Springsteen’s shows — long, ecstatic, exhausting, filled with peaks and valleys. It’s part séance and part keg party, and then the house lights come up and you realize that, A) you look ridiculous dancing to “Twist and Shout” and, B) you will be driving home in a minivan and not a Camaro.
His writing voice is much like his speaking voice; there’s a big, raspy laugh on at least every other page. There’s some raunch here. This book has not been utterly sanitized for anyone’s protection, and many of the best lines won’t be printed in this newspaper. Most important, “Born to Run” is, like his finest songs, closely observed from end to end. His story is intimate and personal, but he has an interest in other people and a gift for sizing them up.
The Voyager Golden Record contains the story of Earth expressed in sounds, images, and science: Earth’s greatest music from myriad cultures and eras, from Bach and Beethoven to Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry, Senegalese percussion to Solomon Island panpipes. Dozens of natural sounds of our planet — birds, a train, a baby’s cry — are collaged into a lovely sound poem. There are spoken greetings in 55 human languages, and one whale language, and more than one hundred images encoded in analog that depict who, and what, we are.
In a legal document filed by Lambesis’ representatives, Tim claimed “a nurse, doctor, and psychiatrist at the San Diego County Sheriff Department’s Vista Detention Facility and George F. Bailey Detention Facility acted with deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs in May and June 2014 by denying him medication which had been prescribed for him prior to his incarceration.” According to a separate document on CaseText, that medication is revealed to be anastrozole, which was prescribed to Lambesis to combat side effects of withdrawal from anabolic steroids.
Tim Lambesis remains incarcerated for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife.
Today has quite a few albums worth checking out: Every Time I Die, How to Dress Well, Warpaint, and Beach Slang are all on my list. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. Hit the quote bubble to access our forums and talk about what came out today, what albums you picked up, and to make mention of anything we may have missed.