The Wonder Years have announced some small UK shows for this July.
We know it’s been too long since we’ve really headlined and we’re sorry. Scheduling all of this is hard and with two of us getting married this year on top of all the touring we already had planned, fitting a UK run in has been a challenge, but we decided that isn’t fair to you. So, we’re making it happen. At the end of July, we’ll be coming over for four very special, very intimate shows. We’re playing in small rooms and playing long, ground-covering sets.
Yesterday Katy Perry, the most followed account on Twitter, got hacked. From TechCrunch:
This incident is yet another reminder that despite the platform’s security measures, no one’s Twitter account is safe—especially if they are a celebrity. Other high-profile Twitters that have been hacked include Justin Bieber, Lea Michele, and Britney Spears—and even the U.S. Central Command.
This is a good time to also point out that over the past week it looks like emails and passwords to over seven hundred million accounts may have leaked from LinkedIn, Tumblr, and MySpace:
There are some really interesting patterns emerging here. One is obviously the age; the newest breach of this recent spate is still more than 3 years old. This data has been lying dormant (or at least out of public sight) for long periods of time.
The other is the size and these 4 breaches are all in the top 5 largest ones HIBP has ever seen. That’s out of 109 breaches to date, too. Not only that, but these 4 incidents account for two thirds of all the data in the system, or least they will once MySpace turns up.
This is a good time to remind you to choose secure, long, and unique passwords for all your online accounts. I use, and recommend, 1Password.
Pinegrove have released their new video for “New Friends.”
Rarely does one have a moderate stance on Radiohead. More often than not, those who are familiar with the band have by now either accepted that Thom Yorke and company are geniuses (or perhaps aliens) or that the band is, as Dan Ozzi so eloquently put it, “for boring music nerds.” It should be no surprise that I fall in the former camp, believing the band’s penchant for mystique and evolution has helped pave the way for other scene favorites (including Thrice and Brand New) and that even their most flawed albums (The Bends, Hail to the Thief) contain a spark that is integral to their later-career masterpieces.
Today is Memorial Day here in the states, so we’ll be on a more relaxed posting schedule throughout the day. I’d like to take a moment to thank all of the service men and women that read this site for all that you do. There are always quite a few sales going on today, so I’ll try and keep this post updated with those as they show up. Feel free to jump into the comments and let everyone know about others you come across.
Drake remains atop the Billboard charts this week. Ariana Grande comes in at number two and Blake Shelton is at three.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 chart is Ariana Grande’s third full-length studio album, Dangerous Woman, which debuts with 175,000 equivalent album units (of which 129,000 are in traditional album sales).
Music Forum: Classic artist of the week – Aerosmith.
A few weekends ago I was lucky enough to attend Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, I got a chance to catch The Front Bottoms on Friday afternoon. Their set was one of the best I saw all weekend, and after, we got a chance to sit down and chat with them about a variety of topics (including a possible The Front Bottoms craft beer).
While House of Heroes’ new album, Colors, doesn’t come out until July 1st, it looks like Amazon messed up and sent out some copies early. Due to this error the band will be sending out digital copies to backers on Monday.
July 1 is the official release date for COLORS. There was a glitch with the release date at Amazon, and 55 CDs got mailed out early unfortunately. This is incredibly disappointing, and we are very sorry to you faithful IndieGogo supporters that this has happened. We will be sending your digital copy of the record on Monday, and we really hope you enjoy it!
Courtney Barnett’s cover of the Grateful Dead’s “New Speedway Boogie” on Jimmy Fallon can be found below.
AFI’s Hunter Burgan is teasing that the band are working on new music via Instagram.
Save The Lost Boys have signed to Victory Records and released their new video for “Overreaction.” Their new album, Temptress, will be out July 15th.
Night Verses will be releasing Into The Vanishing Light on July 8th via Equal Vision Records. You can stream the new song, “A Dialogue In Cataplexy,” below.
All of Blink-182’s albums are coming to cassette via SRC Vinyl. Fun story: First time I heard Cheshire Cat it was on a cassette tape that a friend had made from his brother’s copy. I listened on a Walkman at lunch via cassette because I had to … now it’s a retro collectable.
SWANH.net: Star Wars: A New Hope in one picture.
Tegan and Sara have released four remixes for “Boyfriend” up on YouTube.
The official Radiohead A Moon Shaped Pool chiffon scarf has been released. What a time to be alive.