Star Wars: The Force Awakens is now available on Blu-ray and digital download. Also, if you have one of those Sphero BB-8 toys, it’ll watch and react to the the movie with you.
Your new and improved BB-8 can actually “watch” the film with you and react to everything that happens. I’m sure he’ll have a thing or two to say when the onscreen BB-8 gets tossed around the Millennium Falcon in Rey’s first flight.
Hot Hot Heat will release their final album, Hot Hot Heat, on June 24th. You can stream the first single, “Kid Who Stays In The Picture,” below.
To be able to tour from 1999 to 2014 and play hundreds of shows a year was amazing. It changed all of our lives. It was the greatest experience I could ever imagine. I can relate to our fans and I respect our fans. They are the kind of people I’d hang out with. I’m proud of every single record, and of finding the ground between making it challenging and fresh, but also not being afraid to be entertaining and put on a crazy show. Every show we ever did was just a total high energy spectacle and that’s a great legacy to have.
So, it looks like the next Blink-182 single is going to be called “Bored to Death” and will hit radio on April 26th.
According to McClatchy reporter Kevin Hall, David Geffen has been implicated in the “Panama Papers.”
Mossack Fonseca is not a household name, but the Panamanian law firm has long been well-known to the global financial and political elite, and thanks to a massive 2.6-terabyte leak of its confidential papers to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists it’s about to become much better known. A huge team of hundreds of journalists is poring over the documents they are calling the Panama Papers.
Brian Fallon has added some more dates to his summer tour. You can find those by hitting read more.
It looks like Paramore may be in the studio doing some recording. Also, Hayley has really good taste in headphones.
Saosinʼs new song “Racing Toward a Red Light” is streaming on YouTube. The album will be out on May 20th through Epitaph Records.
All Time Lowʼs video for “Missing You” can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more
Outside Lands have announced their 2016 lineup. Tickets for this San Francisco festival go on sale this Thursday.
Skrillex debuted a new Rick Ross collaboration over the weekend. The rumor is this may be the theme music for the upcoming Suicide Squad film. A live recording of the track can be found below.
Puig Destroyer is welcoming back baseball by putting their “no one cares about your fantasy team” t-shirt up for pre-sale.
Drake has posted two new songs “Pop Style” (featuring Kanye West and Jay Z) and “One Dance” (featuring Wizkid and Kyla) on Apple Music.
Explosions in the Skyʼs performance of “Disintegration Anxiety” on Colbert can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
In a new profile with Distinct, Fleet Foxesʼ Christian Wargo revealed that he and Robin Pecknold have been discussing the idea of getting the band back together.
“It’s not, like, ‘announced’ or anything, and none of us really knew it was coming, but it’s happening,” assured Wargo, who also spends his time as a woodworker and illustrator. “Possibly unofficially at this stage, but it’s definitely a thing.”
With Confidence will be releasing their new album, Better Weather, on June 17th via Hopeless Records. You can watch the video for the first single, “Keeper,” on YouTube or by hitting read more.
Fenix TX have signed with Cyber Tracks Records and will be releasing a new EP, CREE.EP, later this year. Artwork for the EP can be found below.
The Aquabatsʼ Bat Commander has issued an apology on Facebook for an insensitive post last week.
Friday, I reposted a photo of the marquee at a local shop in our area. Every couple of weeks they come up with some kind of silly messaging on their marquee for the people driving by the store to read. I’ve posted a few of these in the past…but Friday’s post was a mistake. Initially, I read it as a silly topical way to say that the shop has wetsuits that can fit anyone and everyone. I realize that it was actually in poor taste and insensitive to the transgender community. I honestly didn’t mean any offense and unfortunately, I didn’t think too much of it at the time of my repost. I realize now that many people were hurt by this and I feel bad. This was my poor judgment to post it.