I the Mighty recently performed for Punks in Vegas’s Stripped Down Sessions. The band plays two songs from Connector.
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Thursday frontman, Geoff Rickley, speaks with Alt Press in a new interview about the band getting back together to play Wrecking Ball and what could be next:
There’s something I hated at the time that I’m counting as a blessing now. At the time, I really hated the fact Thursday came up and inspired bands like Story Of The Year and the Used because I hated that [the scene] was turning into radio rock that was turning off the kinds of bands that I wanted to be influenced by us, making them do smart things with post-hardcore. [Those bands] would think, “It’s totally played out and whitewashed, I’m going to move on to indie rock” or this or that. I resented it at the time because I wanted to have a bunch of really smart, interesting peers who pushed the art form to another level. Looking back on it, I feel like maybe part of the the reason Thursday is so relevant and pure is because there was this radio rush and the smart kids stopped making post-hardcore. There aren’t that many great post-hardcore bands who came in the wake of Thursday doing this stuff. I think that’s why Thursday still stands up: There wasn’t a lot of great innovation in the wake of the band. And I owe that to bands that were more interested in radio hits—they helped preserve the vitality of Thursday.
Rihanna has shared her NSFW video for “Needed Me.”
It looks like the new Butch Walker album will be called Stay Gold. In a recent interview with the BGX Radio Hour, Butch played two new songs acoustic, and two live videos have also recently shown up — you can find all of those below.
Issues have released their new video for “Coma.”
Death From Above 1979 will release their live album, Live at Third Man Records, this Friday. You can stream the live version of “Right on Frankenstein” below.
The new teaser trailer for The Magnificent Seven can be found on YouTube or by hitting read more.
Against Me! have announced a few more tour dates for June. You can find those below.
The Fall of Troy have released their new album, OK, on their website. The digital version is free, or pay-what-you-want, and there are vinyl and bundle versions available as well.
Stephen Christian, formerly of Anberlin, interviewed Max Bemis, still of Say Anything, in the most recent episode of his podcast. You can find that on Soundcloud or below.
Death Grips will release Bottomless Pit on May 6th. They’ve posted up all the lyrics from the album for download.
The Maine will release a second cover album titled, Covers (Side B), on June 24th. The band will be streaming their cover of Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” this Thursday on their website.
In their latest studio update, Thrice talk with producer Eric Palmquist about creating the sounds for their upcoming album.
Sorority Noise’s new EP, It Kindly Stopped For Me, can be streamed below.
Further Seems Forever have announced three new Northeast tour dates. You’ll find those, and the press release announcing the tour, below.
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Issues debuted their new single, “Coma,” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show today. The new album, Headspace, will be out on May 20th via Rise Records.
Gates have released their new video for “Habit.” The song comes from the band’s upcoming album, Parallel Lives, which will be released June 3rd.