Interview: Aparna Nancherla (Video)

Aparna Nancherla thinks depression is funny, or at least her goal is to make listeners laugh when she talks about the topic. The DC native has received the attention of Conan O’Brien, Amy Schumer, Wyatt Cenac, Adam Devine, and many other prestigious comedians. Nancherla fit right in on the comedy stage at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and you can find a video of our talk about her new album below.

Taking Back Sunday to Release ‘Tidal Wave’

Taking Back Sunday have announced, via Entertainment Weekly, that they will release Tidal Wave on September 16th.

When asked if he would classify Tidal Wave as part of the emo genre associated with their past albums, Lazzara explains, “Look, in my mind every album anyone’s ever written is an emo album because there’s a lot of emotion that goes into all of that. You can’t listen to ‘Hey Jude’ and tell me that’s not an emo song. I don’t like being pigeonholed because I think there’s more to it than that. I think this record highlights that very well, so no I wouldn’t consider it an emo record in the traditional sense of the word.”

So … The Beatles: greatest emo band of all time?

Drake Once Again Tops Billboard Charts

Drake is once again at the top of the Billboard charts. This is the eighth week I’ve typed some variation of that while doing this post. Red Hot Chili Peppers come in at number two.

Back on the new Billboard 200 chart, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway arrives at No. 2 with 118,000 equivalent album units (108,000 in traditional album sales). It’s the seventh top 10 album for the rock band, and third to hit the No. 2 slot (following their last studio album, 2011’s I’m With You, and 2002’s By the Way; the Chili Peppers have notched one No. 1 album: Stadium Arcadium, in 2006).

Blink-182’s New Album Out This Friday

Blink-182’s new album, California, is out this Friday. The album features the hit single “Bored to Death” and pre-orders for the album are up at their website, Amazon, iTunes, and at SRC Vinyl. Summer is here and nothing is better than turning up the volume on your favorite pop-punk band and singing along.

Blink-182 are also hitting the road with A Day to Remember, All Time Low, and The All-American Rejects. Tickets are on sale now and dates can be found on Facebook or their website.