It looks like Apple’s AirPods will be delayed a bit. Matthew Panzarino, at TechCrunch, reports:
“The early response to AirPods has been incredible. We don’t believe in shipping a product before it’s ready, and we need a little more time before AirPods are ready for our customers,” an Apple spokesperson said to TechCrunch.
Apple did not say whether hardware or software updates are what is at the heart of the delay so I couldn’t conjecture which. My experiences with the AirPods have been very positive this far but the pre production units that were given out to press are not without their foibles and bugs. I have seen a variety of small software/hardware interaction issues that have caused some frustration — but have taken them in stride because they are not final products.
Apple will be making more announcements today at an event (rumors are new Macs), feel free to come join us in the Apple thread to talk about the new shit.
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Vagrant Records are celebrating their 20th anniversary with some vinyl reissues.
We’re celebrating another year on the street… our 20th! Over the next few months we’re rolling out vinyl represses of classic Vagrant titles from The Anniversary, Saves The Day, Hot Rod Circuit, The Get Up Kids, and Alkaline Trio and more. Up now, nab brand new presses of Senses Fail’s Still Searching and Let It Enfold You and Rocket From The Crypt’s Group Sounds and Live From Camp X-Ray.
D.R.A.M. performed on Conan last night with Travis Barker playing the drums.
Lady Gaga’s “Carpool Karaoke” segment is now up.
Green Day and Twenty One Pilots have announced they’ll be performing at the American Music Awards this year. The show is live on November 20th at 8pm ET on ABC.
The Fat Wreck Chords documentary, A Fat Wreck, will be released on November 22nd. A trailer can be found below.
Lydia have released their video for “Georgia.”
The Shins have released a new video for “Dead Alive.”
John K. Samson has released a new video for “Postdoc Blues.”
Survive have released their video for “Copter.”
One OK Rock have released their new video for “Taking Off.”
According to an advertisement in an upcoming festival guide, The Menzingers’ new album, After the Party, will be released on February 3rd.
Jimmy Eat World Perform performed “Sure and Certain” last night on Jimmy Kimmel — you can find that below.
“Word is getting out that The Weakerthans are done.”
This tweet from The Weakerthans’ drummer, Jason Tait, last July didn’t surprise many fans – their last album had been in 2007 and they hadn’t played a show in two years – but it was confirmation, and it still stung to read. So when it was announced that Weakerthans vocalist/guitarist/lyricist John K. Samson would be releasing his second solo album this year featuring collaborations from Tait and Weakerthans bassist Greg Smith (among others), it almost felt like that hiatus was over. Many fans probably expected Winter Wheat to sound, somewhat, like a Weakerthans album. Given the members involved, it didn’t seem like a stretch, especially consider Samson’s last solo outing, 2012’s Provincial, was stylistically similar to his old band’s brand of indie rock. Those people were wrong.
Descendents have released their new video for “Feel This.”
The official “Black Friday” Record Store Day list has been released.
Our music forum has put together a new compilation of Halloween songs.