You can stream No Better’s new song “Better Man” below, via Punknews.
Brand New have released their new-ish EP, 3 Demos, Reworked, on Bandcamp. I don’t see the vinyl up for sale yet, but it should be on their webstore shortly.
The Bouncing Souls have released their new song “Writing on the Wall” from their upcoming album, Simplicity, due out July 29th.
This Wild Life will release their new album, Low Tides, on September 9th. The new single “Pull Me Out” can be found below and pre-orders are now up.
Good Charlotte have released a new video for “Life Can’t Get Much Better.”
Blink-182 performed “Bored to Death” on Colbert last night and “What’s My Age Again?” for a web exclusive.
The Juliana Theory’s Deadbeat Sweetheartbeat will be getting a vinyl reissue. Pre-orders begin on Saturday, July 16th over at Mind Over Matter Records.
Waterparks are not the average pop-punk band. In fact, I think I’d argue they are on the verge of stardom. Lead singer Awsten Knight landed the cover of Alternative Press Magazine’s Warped Tour issue, and as the band explains in this interview, they have already been stalked by Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn — who gave his stamp of approval. You’ll find my full video interview with the band at this year’s Warped Tour below.
Texas Americana artist Sarah Jarosz is only 25 years old—and recently 25, to boot—but she already has four albums under her belt. Her third, 2013’s Build Me up from Bones, even earned a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. It’s with her fourth album, the brand-new Undercurrent, that Jarosz is making a case for herself as one of the finest artists in the genre. On the last album I’d have argued that the best song was a cover of Bob Dylan’s timeless “Simple Twist of Fate”—already one of the best songs Dylan ever wrote. Here, all 11 songs are originals, and they showcase new depths of confidence for Jarosz. Even when she’s working with co-writers, everything on Undercurrent feels bent to the same artistic vision.
Portugal. The Man were recently on Hangout Radio and discuss that they have a “ton” of music recorded and some will be coming out this year.
Reel Big Fish are real big jokers — they don’t take themselves, nor much else too seriously. I spoke with the band at Warped Tour this year and you can find the video interview below.
Ben Folds will be heading out on a solo tour this Fall. The tour dates can be found below.
Young Guns have released their new song “Mad World.”
Aaron Gillespie, Ace Enders, and Vinnie Caruana will be heading out on an acoustic tour. Dates can be found below.
This week’s notable TV performances include: Blink-182 (7/11; Colbert), Good Charlotte (7/15; Fallon), Parquet Courts (7/14; Colbert), M. Ward (7/11; Conan), and Parker Millsap (7/14; Conan).
Music Forum: Classic artist of the week – Pat Benatar.
Victoria Monét has released the new single “Better Days” featuring Ariana Grande. You can stream the song below.
Cary Brothers has released his cover of “Dancing With Myself” — you can stream it below. He’ll be releasing one cover per day up to the release of his new Covers Volume Two album due out on Friday.
Pokémon Go, which I think is fair to call a phenomenon now, can also be a security risk since it asks for full access to your Google account when you sign in. Adam Reeve writes:
Now, I obviously don’t think Niantic are planning some global personal information heist. This is probably just the result of epic carelessness. But I don’t know anything about Niantic’s security policies. I don’t know how well they will guard this awesome new power they’ve granted themselves, and frankly I don’t trust them at all. I’ve revoked their access to my account, and deleted the app. I really wish I could play, it looks like great fun, but there’s no way it’s worth the risk.
It’s always a good idea to review what apps you’ve given access to on your security permissions page from Google. Rene Ritchie, writing at iMore, breaks down how you can still play the game securely by creating a “burner” account.