Sufjan Stevens has announced some new summer tour dates.
One of my favorite things about the forums is watching talented and motivated people come together to make awesome things. Today I’m excited to feature the latest in the “member compilation” series that has been taking shape in our music forum — a tribute to Motion City Soundtrack. Below you’ll find a stream of the 17-track cover album all dedicated to the awesomeness that is, that was (insert sad face), Motion City Soundtrack.
The Rebirth tour has been incredible and the remainder of the tour is sold out. We’ve seen scalpers charging astronomical prices and want to help fans get real tickets at a fair price and also help people who can’t go to the show sell their tickets, so we partnered with Lyte to bring you the Underoath Official Fan Exchange.
If you’re looking for tickets, just reserve what you need. If you can’t make it to the show and are looking to sell your tickets, they’ll buy them back from you and get them to someone who needs them.
The video for “Singing In The Rain” is a love letter to one of our favourite movies of all time, “That Thing You Do”. It’s about the exhilarating power that 3 chords, a drum beat and a catchy melody can have on the lives of the people who create it. The video takes you on the magical journey from rehearsing in a garage to playing stadiums and topping the charts. and the roller-coaster ride that is the music industry: both exhilarating and extraordinary, heartbreaking and bittersweet. We had a blast filming this video and we hope that you will enjoy it and that it will make you smile!
After seeing letlive. open for The Wonder Years’ recent headlining tour, I think it’s fair to say they’re the world’s most energetic live band. A lot has been written over the years about letlive.’s chaotic set, with Dan Campbell himself praising the ferocity upon the stage:
Watching letlive. play is like what it felt like to see American Nightmare in 2001 in a middle school cafeteria. Watching letlive. is what I feel like it should have been like to see Refused in 1999 had they been revered as they should have been. Watching letlive. reignites my love for playing. They put on literally the greatest live show I’ve seen and yes, I’m using literally the way that literally is literally meant to be used.
Founded in 2011, Backplane raised a Series A of $12.1 million in 2012 from the top venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Sequoia, Google Ventures, Founders Fund, SV Angel, Greylock, Menlo Ventures, Formation 8 and Eric Schmidt’s TomorrowVentures all poured money in at around a $40 million valuation. That was despite basically just being a fan site for Lady Gaga with hopes of launching social networks for brands. It eventually raised $5 million more.
Over the weekend, the band’s desperation for relevancy reached a boiling point, as lead singer Cannon decided it would be super badass to dropkick a female in the back. The female fan had climbed onstage during the band’s encore, seemingly with the intention of taking a selfie, which is pretty douchy thing to do. But no where near as douchy as potentially paralyzing a person by kicking them in the spine so that they fall off stage. It’s the type of dumb shit one would do in high school — or, as member of a pop punk band whose target fanbase matured a decade ago.
And from Emma Garland, at Noisey:
The flippancy with which Cannon acts so aggressively towards a young female fan who is literally funding his excuse to be on stage in the first place – despite the fact that he spends every night shouting “think about who you let between your thighs” and “I know where you’ve been / You’re ruining men” into a mic – is fucking gross. Yes, taking selfies onstage is probably quite annoying, but as a grown ass adult it’s your responsibility to handle it A) reasonably and B) not like a piece of shit.
Warped Tour’s going be running a full-fledged university by the time all the classes needed to teach pop-punk bros how to be decent human beings are accounted for.
HARPS will be releasing a remastered version of their EP, Marvelous Cheer, on vinyl via Rocket Heart Records on May 19th. Today we’ve got an exclusive live studio video of the band performing “Let Me In,” and I think the best way to describe this sound is lush, punchy, and full bodied. The plan is to bring you a new live video once a week leading up to the EP release. Head below to watch the video and if you like what you hear make sure to pre-order the album.