Story of the Year are currently streaming their new album, The Constant, on their MySpace page. The Constant will be in stores and online this Tuesday February 16th.
Alkaline Trio‘s new video for “This Addiction” can be seen here. The song comes from the bands new album, This Addiction, due out February 23rd.
The Audition are streaming their first single “You Ruined This” off their new album, Great Danger, due out March 16th. Check out the album art for Great Danger below.
Can you please introduce yourself and your role in The Chariot?
My name is wolf and I play bass in The Chariot. Wolf is a nickname from my previous job as a mascot. Not because I think I’m tough.
Your latest album, Wars And Rumors Of Wars, came out in May of 2009. What have you been doing in the past year to support the album?
We’ve been doing support tours into our headliner which we are on now, Tours and Rumors of Tour, Tour.
How do you feel Wars And Rumors Of Wars is different than other material The Chariot has released?
Wars in my opinion is more well rounded than any of our other records. The song structure is more dynamic which gives each song life without the other songs around it. I like it.
What can we expect from The Chariot in 2010?
Well, This Tour. Tours and Rumors of Tour, Tour which extends into Europe. Then we will be writing and recording to release a record most likely by the end of 2010
Being a Christian band, how has being a Christian influenced your music and your life in general?
Saying we are a christian band sounds silly to me. My relationship with Jesus is my everything, so I guess after this band I hope to be a christian dad, own a christian car, and maybe even be a christian mascot again. But in the band, we are all christians, and every lyric, and every show is for Jesus.
You guys are currently on tour with Greeley Estates, Inhale/Exhale, Memphis May Fire, and The Color Morale, how is that tour going so far?
It’s is going well! Right now I am icing my knee from something that happened during the show last night. All I know is that I can feel my heart beating in my knee, and that is not good.
How did you get started playing music?
I started playing drums in 5th grade, played machinehead by bush in the 6th grade talent show, and the rest is history. Haha
What are some of your overall goals for The Chariot?
My goal for The Chariot is to not expect anything, but rather let it be what its suppose to be and enjoy the ride.
Any last words for our readers?
Bands are made up of people, and people should never be put on a pedestal. What is this band other than an opportunity to point to something worth praising? Nothing.
Can you please introduce yourself and your role in K Sera?
My name is Mike Caswell and I am the singer and one of the guitar players in K SerÃ¡.
What is the history behind K Sera and its formation?
I started K SerÃ¡ almost 2 years ago in my bedroom closet. At the start of 2009 I finally found the right line up filled out by Sean Stack (guitar), David Christensen (keys), Jordan Mccoy (bass), & Dustin Combs (drums) and we spent over four months on the road doing over 100 shows and spending 3 weeks in Seattle, WA recording our new Album.
What kind of material is K Sera currently working on?
The songs we just recorded are a lot darker then our previous EP. We had Thomas Dutton of the band Forgive Durden produce the tracks and Casey Bates mix them, so they have great edgy feel to them. We were also able to incorporate orchestral elements into the record as well, which as always been a dream of mine.
How is the material you’re working on now different than projects you were doing in the past?
All of our previous bands were very different from what K SerÃ¡ is now. The diversity in our backgrounds is what makes this band work though. It allows us to splice genres and come up with something that we can call our own.
What has been the biggest accomplishment for K Sera?
The new record we recorded in Seattle with Thomas & Caey is hands down the best project I’ve been apart of, but the months of touring and being able to play the Warped Tour was also a total trip.
What are some of your goals for 2010?
The main goal of 2010 is to spread the good word and reach as many new listeners as possible. We’ll being doing our best to go back the cities we went to in 2009 and hopefully expanding to new ones as well.
How did you get started playing music? Did you know you always wanted to be in a band?
Everyone has their own story, but I started playing music so I could keep in touch with my friends I grew up with. The first band I was in was made up of myself and two brothers who I had known since I was 2. Music has always been something that helped me stay connected with people I really care about, but don’t get to see that often.
What are some of your major musical influences?
A few bands that have made a big impact on me in past few years have been The Dear Hunter, Pink Floyd, & Radiohead. I could easily fill a book with artists who’ve influenced me, but those three bands helped me to look at music from a different point of view. Our producer’s band Forgive Durden was also a big one. I believe our new record is a fine mix of Wonderland & Razia’s Shadow.
What are some of your goals for K Sera as a whole?
We all have a common goal of constantly pushing ourselves to write the best music we possibly can. It’s that goal that unites & motivates us. The bands that stay relevant and earn a loyal fan base are the ones who give 100% in everything they do. I believe we can be one of those bands.
Any last words for our readers?
We will have our new single “Me Before Women & Children” free for download on purevolume.com starting on Feb 12th, so go get it. It’s free for God sake.
AFI‘s new video for “Beautiful Thieves” can be seen below. The song comes form the bands new album, Crash Love, in stores now.
The ‘lost’ third album, Close Calls With Brick Walls, from party rocker Andrew W.K. is set for release on March 9th. Previously released in Japan and Korea in 2006, the album is being released by Steev Mike, as a special two album package (the original Close Calls With Brick Walls on one disc, and an additional CD called Mother of Mankind, containing rare and unreleased material).
Close Calls With Brick Walls was recorded in multiple sessions throughout 2004 and 2005, using the full Andrew W.K. touring band for the first time. With a full instrumental band, the new album includes exciting new performances, styles, and rhythms. The lyrics are more complex although still very playful, and Andrew’s voice has grown into something much more distinct and expressive.
Breathe Carolina‘s new music video for the title track off their latest release, Hello Fascination, can be seen below.