Check out the video for “C-Star” by Gene Dante and The Future Starlets below.
Rocky Votolato is doing a West Coast House Show Tour. Each show is at an undisclosed location and so you will only receive the house address after you buy tickets. Some shows are already sold out and tickets are limited. Click here for tickets.
Thrice has set October 13th as the release date for their new album, Beggars. The California-based quartet recorded the 10-track set at producer and guitarist Teppei Teranishi’s New Grass Studios this spring. Check out the album art and track listing for the album below.
“I’m really excited about this record,” said vocalist/guitarist Dustin Kensrue. “Beggars is more visceral and more raw – both in the songwriting and in the overall sound. It moves with a different energy than any of our past records. It was born out of us playing together in a room, almost as a backlash to the giant headgame that was The Alchemy Index.”
Drummer Riley Breckenridge added, “”With The Alchemy Index, I think we broadened the scope of what we can do as a band, and while the writing and recording of the four EPs was a great learning experience, it was definitely an arduous, and at times, fragmented process. Beggars was a chance for us to apply the things we’d learned and push ourselves to create something more cohesive. At the root of that, was the four of us getting back in our studio, focusing on jamming song ideas out until they felt right, letting ‘happy accidents’ happen, and building on the energy of the four of us being in the same room together playing live.”
Beggars track listing
1. All The World Is Mad
2. The Weight
5. In Exile
6. At The Last
7. Wood & Wire
8. Talking Through Glass
9. The Great Exchange
Sherwood are streaming three new songs from their upcoming album. Check out the songs on the bands MySpace page.
Every Time I Die will release New Junk Aesthetic on September 15th.
01. Roman Holiday
02. The Marvelous Slut (feat. Greg Puciato)
03. Who Invited The Russian Soldier?
05. For The Record
06. White Smoke
07. Turtles All The Way Down
08. Organ Grinder
09. Host Disorder
10. After One Quarter Of A Revolution
11. The Sweet Life (feat. Matt Caughthran)
Set Your Goals are streaming their new album, This Will Be The Death of Us, on their MySpace page. Pick up the album on July 21st.
Clutch premiere music video for “50,000 Unstoppable Watts”. The song appears on the bands new album “Strange Cousins from the West” out now on Weathermaker Music.
First thing’s first. Name and position in the band, please?
Tommy and I’m the singer.
You guys have said that you’re doing your own thing and you’re veering away from having the same style as everyone else. Describe “your sound” and what makes you different from other bands on the scene today.
One thing that we have kept which you don’t often find with bands who come from England surprisingly is the English accent. We have veered away from the indie scene and are a safe distance away from the emo scene landing us with some sort of rock/pop/alternative sound which we believe is quite unique.
Just to give everyone an idea of your sound, finish this sentence:
“If you like the band_________, you’ll dig us, too!”
If you like The Beatles, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Franz Ferdinand, you’ll probably dig us too.
If you had the chance to pick your dream lineup of bands that you think would be complimentary to your sound to tour with, what bands and why?
It would be incredible to gig with the likes of Elbow, Kasabian, Franz Ferdinand and Of Montreal. whether we would complement each other’s sound is debatable, but audiences these days like a bit of variety.
What is your overall goal as a band at this exact moment? What are you focusing on?
At the moment, we’re working on making our first album as good as it can be. We’re looking over old songs and adding ideas which, now that we’ve all developed together, are really making an impact on our earlier material.
What can we expect from your upcoming album?
Something different! You never get a second chance to make a first album so were putting everything we’ve got into it. There are a variety of different songs. The obvious “poppy” and “radio friendly” tracks, but also the darker and more intricate album tracks. We are currently debating the tracks which we will put on and are asking questions like “is this track good enough?” or “is this track second album material?”
Where can listeners in the US go to hear more from you guys?
www.myspace.com/frankoUK We have 6 tracks up at the moment and there is talk about putting our newest recordings up soon.
Anything else to add?
We can’t wait to go to New York!