Anticipate: The Heyday - "Till We See The Sun"
I know there has been a lot of new and great music this week… like the new Jimmy Eat World, but make sure you save room for the Heyday’s new album which drops tomorrow, October 1st. This is their sophomore release so if you haven’t heard from them yet first, just download their self titled album. I promise you wont be disappointed. I have checked out a few of the new songs and I...
Review: Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz
I’ve spent some time the last few days listening to Sufjan Steven’s newest album The Age of Adz (pronounced “odds”) via NPR’s “first listen”. You may recall my letter to Sufjan about why I don’t think he should he release this album. I got a lot of flack for that post, and for good reason. I recognize that it may have been a hasty generalization of...
Jars of Clay: The Shelter
“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.” – Irish Proverb Jars of Clay’s new album, The Shelter (to be release on 10/5/10), is steeped in the idea of community. “The record is based off of these old Irish words that say, ‘It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.’ It is really a record about community and the way we get to be Jesus to each other,” says Dan...
Meet: Sleeping At Last We took some time to sit with Ryan and Dan of Sleeping At Last. We discuss a little of the band history, a fortunate encounter with Billy Corgan, and their latest project “YEARBOOK” which begins on Oct. 1, 2010. Follow Sleeping At Last on Twitter and Facebook.
Dear Sufjan, Please Don't Release The Age of Adz
Dear Sufjan, We’re just going to come right out and say it: please don’t release The Age of Adz. Maybe we’re jumping the gun here since we’ve only heard the two songs you posted on your site, but nevertheless we’re concerned. We know you’re…well, different. That’s OK with us. In fact, that’s one of things we love about you. You have your...
Breakfast With Weezer (with pics and video)
While checking my Twitter feed on Tuesday afternoon I saw a post from Weezer’s account that was aimed at L.A. based fans (shown above). As both an L.A. man and a Weezer fan, I quickly sent my email fully expecting not to hear anything back. To my surprise, I was the first to respond and got an email about an hour later telling me that I can come hang with Weezer on the release date of...
The Noisemaker Campaign
Trade a little info for 25 free songs. Give what you can to help improve NoiseTrade’s effort to continue to connect artists and fans through the exchange of free music. “The great news is that the current NoiseTrade is paying for itself. The 20% that we retain from pay-what-you-want tips is keeping the site running smoothly and paying the costs of the business. 50,000 fans a month...
Top 10 Twitter Tips for Bands, By Bands
1. Build a Fan Base 2. Collaborate 3. Trade a Track for a Tweet 4. Get Your Fans to Promote For You 5. Have a Personality 6. Organize an Aftershow 7. Retain Your Independence 8. Share Photos 9. Have a Contest 10. Keep Up with Tech Trends Top 10 Twitter Tips for Bands, By Bands (via Mashable).
Anberlin - Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place (Live...
I’m going to make an attempt to review an album after during my first listen. Like many other Anberlin fans, I picked up their latest album “Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place” from AmazonMP3 last night for only $3.99. Honestly, I usually hate when people review a record after only one listen, but I’m more curious about how this is going to turn out than anything else so...
Meet: The CO We sat down with Troy, Collin, and Nate from The CO to talk about the band, music, and a little bit about the cause they support. Check out thecomusic.com for more information and take a listen to their new self-titled album. Follow The CO on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and YouTube.