We’re not the only ones getting a new logo, DC Comics debuted their new identity this week as well:
“While comics continue to be the heart and soul of DC, the brand has evolved to now stand for powerful storytelling across so many different forms of media. DC is home to the greatest Super Heroes and Super-Villains, and the new logo has the character and strength to stand proudly alongside DC’s iconic symbols,” stated Amit Desai, DC Entertainment Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Franchise Management.
If you squint, it kinda looks like Spider-Man or Deadpool … not DC characters. But other than that, it’s not bad.
Drake and Jared Leto played “never have I ever” on Ellen.
The Fall of Troy have released an alternate version of their new album called OK#2. It’s available on their website.
Fat Mike of NOFX has announced via Instagram that he has entered rehab to detox.
A Change of Pace will be playing a free Prepare the Masses 10-year anniversary show.
To say thank you, we are going to do a FREE show in Phoenix, Arizona on July 30th at The Pressroom with some of our best friends Greeley Estates, It’s Like Love, and DED. If you want to donate to the show to help cover costs, we would greatly appreciate it and there are links on the event page where you can do that. If not, just come party. This show will be nothing but a good time.
Rehema Figueiredo, reporting for The Daily Mail that Daniel Craig is done with James Bond:
One LA film source said: ‘Daniel is done — pure and simple — he told top brass at MGM after Spectre. They threw huge amounts of money at him, but it just wasn’t what he wanted.’ He added: ‘He had told people after shooting that this would be his final outing, but the film company still felt he could come around after Spectre if he was offered a money deal.’
Oddsmakers have Tom Hiddleston has the frontrunner to replace Craig.
Halsey and Lido have teamed up to release the new track “Tokyo Narita (Freestyle).” You can find it on Apple Music and Spotify.
Capsize have debuted their new video for “XX (Sew My Eyes).” The new album comes out on July 22nd via Equal Vision Records. I made it a full 58 seconds into the song before turning it off, I’d like a little kudos for that.
Carly Rae Jepsen worked with PC Music producer Danny L Harle back in March, and last night in London, Harle debuted one of their collaborations. The song is tentatively titled “Supernatural” and you can hear a clip below.
Run the Jewels’s famous “fist and gun” logo will be featured on the upcoming cover of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s issue of Black Panther.
Blink-182 have added two tour dates with Hawthorne Heights. The show on June 23rd is already sold out, but tickets for the June 16 show are still on sale.
Variety is reporting that Michael Keaton is back in talks to join the Spider-Man: Homecoming cast as the villain. So, it’s gotta be Vulture right?
Marianas Trench have shared their new video for “This Means War.”
UK Brand New fans can now pick up “I Am a Nightmare” on vinyl from Banquet Records without crazy prices. Everyone else can still grab the 12″ on the band’s webstore.
P.O.S. has released the new song “Wave.” You can stream it below. He’s currently working on a new full-length and hoping to have that out next year.
Band of Horses have debuted their new video for “Casual Party.”
This week sees the release of Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman and Saosin’s Along the Shadow, two albums that couldn’t be further apart but I greatly enjoy. I’m looking forward to checking out that Tiny Moving Parts album and, of course, giving the new Bob Dylan a listen as well. 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.
Bandcamp founder, Ethan Diamond, has posted an update on the status of the music service:
Bandcamp grew by 35% last year. Fans pay artists $4.3 million dollars every month using the site, and they buy about 25,000 records a day, which works out to about one every 4 seconds (you can see a real-time feed of those purchases on our desktop home page). Nearly 6 million fans have bought music through Bandcamp (half of whom are younger than 30), and hundreds of thousands of artists have sold music on Bandcamp. Digital album sales on Bandcamp grew 14% in 2015 while dropping 3% industry-wide, track sales grew 11% while dropping 13% industry-wide, vinyl was up 40%, cassettes 49%… even CD sales grew 10% (down 11% industry-wide). Most importantly of all, Bandcamp has been profitable (in the now-quaint revenues-exceed-expenses sense) since 2012.
An area I’d like to see Bandcamp expand into: podcasts.