Thank You to Blink-182; ‘California’ in Stores Now

My thanks to Blink-182 for sponsoring Chorus this week. They released their new album, California, yesterday and I’ve gotta say: I’m impressed. I’ve been toying around with a write-up about the album that I may post in the foreseeable future, but the fact is that I think this is the best Blink’s sounded in years. Great, fun, summer pop-punk music.

You can find the album now on all streaming platforms, iTunes, and in stores. The album is making a run for the #1 spot next week so if you’re into it — definitely give it a spin (or ten). Thanks again to Blink for sponsoring the website this week. Hilarious to think that I once built a Blink-182 fan-page, and here we are, 20-something years later, and they’re sponsoring the site. It’s awesome.

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.

Thanks to Audible

My thanks to Audible.com for sponsoring Chorus this week. They are currently offering a free 30-day trial that comes with two free audio books, and if you’ve got any kind of commute, I can’t recommend finding some time to listen to audibooks enough. One of the things I love about Audible is how easy they make the return process — if you order something to check out, start it and don’t like it, they’re really great about letting you return the book without any hassle.

I’ve been currently reading Ready Player One, so if you’re looking for something new to check out, that’s definitely worth giving a look.

Free 30-day Audible.com Trial

Audible.com are offering a free 30-day trial with two free audio books. As the internet’s leading provider of spoken audio entertainment, Audible.com provides digital versions of top titles by your favorite authors for download to your computer, iPhone, Android device, Kindle, iPad and almost every brand of MP3 player. Audible has over 180,000 titles to choose from across nearly every genre — from best sellers to niche favorites. Books like Ready Player One, Morrissey’s autobiography, and Amy Poehler’s Yes Please are all available. Listen anytime, anywhere.

Letlive. To Release Album This Friday

Los Angeles soul punk band Letlive. will release their new album If I’m The Devil… this Friday, June 10th, and pre-orders are available right now. Since their inception in 2002, Letlive. have been a band that is not easy to categorize. In fact, they refuse to be constrained by the ideas of a “scene” — whether it is punk, metal, indie, or rap. However, if we’re going to put If I’m the Devil… into a genre, one could posit revolutionary counterculture music. A punk rock Run the Jewels, a more emotional Rage Against the Machine, or Public Enemy meshed with inclusive politics.

The band will embark on a headline tour of the U.S. in June to support the album’s release. All of the band’s tour dates are listed below.

Thank You to Riot Fest

My thanks to Riot Fest for sponsoring Chorus this week. I’m pretty blown away by how many great bands are on the bill this year, this has to be one of the few festivals I’d have a hard time seeing every band I wanted to. Tickets are on sale now for both Denver and Chicago and if you use these respective links the festival will know you came from here which helps us out a little. You’ll find more about the lineup that’s been released so far below, and there are more announcements coming in the near future.

Get Your Tickets Now for Riot Fest

Riot Fest has put together one of the most impressive festival lineups of the year and tickets are on sale and going fast. The first wave of bands have been announced for Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver and Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago. There are performances from The Original Misfits (featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein), Ween, Death Cab for Cutie, Deftones, Underoath, Brand New, Motion City Soundtrack, and many more. Chicago even has Thursday playing and Jimmy Eat World’s first show of 2016. There will be more lineup announcements forthcoming so make sure you get your tickets now.

Thank You to Creep Records and Jank

My thanks to Creep Records and Jank for sponsoring Chorus this week to promote the release of the band’s album, Awkward Pop Songs, on vinyl. This album is also available for a limited time for free on Bandcamp and I really do recommend everyone go give it a download. If you like what you hear — grab it on vinyl — because it’s clear that Creep Records really care about making their vinyl releases special and distinctive.

It’s been a blast working with Creep Records over the past few weeks and I really hope everyone gives them, and Jank, a look.

Creep Records Signs Jank

Philadelphia band, Jank, have signed to Creep Records and launched pre-orders for their much buzzed about debut album, Awkward Pop Songs. For a limited time the full album is available for free on Bandcamp. A limited first pressing of the vinyl will be released on May 27th (300 blue inside white and 700 kelly green and orange with purple splatter) and there are pre-order options that also include a t-shirt and medtainer. A message from Creep Records, and a promo code, can be found below.