Bon Iver will release 22, A Million on September 30th. Two songs are now up for your listening pleasure and pre-orders are as well.
22, A Million is part love letter, part final resting place of two decades of searching for self-understanding like a religion. And the inner-resolution of maybe never finding that understanding. The album’s 10 poly-fi recordings are a collection of sacred moments, love’s torment and salvation, contexts of intense memories, signs that you can pin meaning onto or disregard as coincidence.
For this week’s playlist I decided to celebrate some of the albums quietly turning 10 this year. The albums without anniversary tours, reissues, or major recognition. 2006 was a great year for music — it saw new releases from established acts like Yellowcard, Senses Fail, Brand New, Sugarcult, and debuts from bands like +44 (I’m still holding out for another album) and Cobra Starship (I will always love While the City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets).
You can check out the full tracklist below, and stream the playlist now on Spotify and Apple Music.
YouTube: The Katering Show (Season 2)
Norma Jean’s new single “Forever Hurtling Toward Andromeda” can be streamed below.
Tom Chaplin of Keane has announced a solo album. The album, The Wave, will be released on October 14th, the first single is “Hardened Heart,” and pre-orders are now up.
Victory Records has issued a statement on their current lawsuit with A Day To Remember after frontman Jeremy McKinnon spoke with Kerrang. It can be found below. I warn you, it’s hard not to read it in Donald Trump’s voice.
Danny L Harle’s new song “Super Natural” (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen) is streaming on Spotify and Apple Music.
Brand New have posted up some Deja Entendu and The Devil and God… enamel pins for sale. Where’s my Daisy fox?
SRC Vinyl is having a sale on all in stock albums, if you use the coupon code “vinylday,” you can save 15% on your order.
Microwave’s new song “Busy” can be streamed below.
All Time Low are moving the release of their upcoming Straight to DVD II to September 9th.
Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley sat down with Punkvideosrock to talk about the band’s upcoming album and the most personal song on it, “War.” He also speaks about overcoming sobriety through this record, collaborating with Ludacris, and writing with Michael and Calum of 5 Seconds of Summer.
Today brings us the first volume of the Stranger Things soundtrack, so I’m gonna be playing that a whole lot. There’s also the release of the new Young the Giant album, which I think is really solid and worth a listen. 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.
Bayside’s Vacancy has been given a week early release on Apple Music.
Jon Mooallem, writing at Wired, with a giant profile on Steven Spielberg:
That’s just how it is: all your feelings bound up together. You are scared of so many things but simultaneously drawn to them. You are infatuated with airplanes but terrified of flying. You love Disney films but later describe the shooting of Bambi’s mother as giving you PTSD. Outside of your bedroom window in New Jersey, across a long, empty field, is a tremendous tree. “I was terrified by the tree. It was a huge tree,” you’ll later remember, and at night you watch its dark silhouette morph into horrible, demonic things. “Every single night my imagination would find something else to fear.” And still, you stare at the tree every single night. You revisit the things that scare you until they don’t scare you anymore. You love that cycle of tension and resolution; it will become another trademark of your films.