In addition to being on the recent cover of Spin, Nathan Williams and Wavves have been working on a new record. This week a brand new song appeared online, and it may just be a clue as to what the new album may sound like. “Hippies Is Punks” will be part of Adult Swim’s Singles Series, which is 12 tracks in 12 weeks. You can find out more here. Check out what he had to say about the new record, via his twitter:
“The music business is so much different now and that shouldn’t have to be a bad thing. John, Stephen, and I paid for the record ourselves. We had no time limit, no person telling us we needed a single. Throughout the whole creative process there was no label involvement. Once we were done we took it around and let labels listen to it and bid on a finished product. 100% ours, no changes.”
We told you last month about Nate’s new side project with his brother, called Sweet Valley. They will be playing Fun Fun Fun Fest in November, and you should play Nate’s new online video game Weed Demon too! Try it out here.
As we told you yesterday, Slightly Stoopid is having an exciting summer. With news of the new album, Top Of The World, and the Unity Tour with 311, we’re even more excited to bring you some really sick scwag, courtesy of Slightly Stoopid.
In celebration of their new album, we are going to give out one prize a (business) day, leading up to the August 14th, release date of Top Of The World.
1. Grand Prize – Skate Deck, TShirt, Stickers, CD and Stash Jars…
T-Shirt, CD Stickers, Stash Jars Congratulations Bobbie Parsley
T-Shirt, CD, Stickers Congratulations Shane Hachey!
CD, Sticker Congratulations Jen Roo!
5. CD Congratulations Deanna Decker!
In the rare scenario, you’ve simply never heard Slightly Stoopid, their last is as good as their first…so first, have a listen!
How to Win
Each day we will post on our facebook and twitter accounts how to win that prize of the day, so stay tuned!!!
Tags: Fierce Creates
August 7th, 2012 – Fierce Creatures emerged from the scorching Fresno, CA summer of 2009. Abandoning past musical undertakings that never seemed to fit quite right, the band came together to build a fresh identity, free of limitations, focused on the joy of undiluted music. They drew inspiration from the melodic heritage of classic rock and pop, as well as the grandeur and spirit of its inventive successors. By reinterpreting musical conventions and pursuing a song wherever it leads, Fierce Creatures has created something new and altogether enchanting.
On Buffalo Killers’ fourth full-length effort Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. the Ohio-based trio have created an album that stampedes with the ferocity of their first two albums (the Dan Auerbach-produced Let It Ride from 2008 and their self-titled debut from two years prior), yet it also incorporates much of the loose, organic nature from last year’s highly-praised album 3.
Dig. Sow. Love. Grow. is a heady synthesis of not only their own previous efforts, but also the many unique styles of music cultivated on American soil over the last five decades. From late ’60s psychedelia, blues, Americana, garage rock and the folk-rock sounds that rolled out of Laurel Canyon in the early ’70s like a sweet cloud of Acapulco Gold, brothers Zachary and Andrew Gabbard along with Joseph Sebaali have brought them all together to create an intoxicating album that sounds as timeless as it does remarkably fresh… and quite unlike anything else being released today. Read more
AUG 7 – Equal Vision Records’ Texas In July will release their third full-length album, which will be self-titled, on October 9.
The Ephrata, PA-based quintet is comprised of Alex Good, Adam Gray, Ben Witkowski, Christian Royer and Chris Davis.
The new album also features several guest artists: drummer Matt Greiner of August Burns Red, vocalist Dave Stephens of We Came As Romans, and vocalist Chadwick Johnson of Hundredth. The complete tracklisting can be seen below. Read more
Tags: All Time Low
Announce Album Pre-Order & Headlining Tour
“The Rock Show At The End of the World”
The unstoppable 4-piece pop-punk band, All Time Low, have announced their upcoming album release pre-order and headlining tour, “The Rock Show At The End of the World”. Read more
Welcome to another edition of Music Emissions podcast of the week. This week, we’ll revisit one of our first podcasts, episode 10. Dennis takes you down a pop road with a lot of great new pop music just released this year. The artists come from all across the USA as well as a jump up into Canada.
Ida – Lovers Prayers (Lovers Prayers)
Helio Sequence – Can’t Say No (Keep Your Eyes Ahead)
Nada Surf – See These Bones (Lucky)
Saul Williams – Sunday Bloody Sunday (Niggy Tardust)
The Whigs – Right Hand On My Heart (MIssion Control)
Tokyo Police Club – In A Cave (Elephant Shell)
Jim White – Crash Into The Sun (Transnormal Skipperoo)
Tags: Abandoned Pools
We warned you a few weeks back.…Abandoned Pools is here to stay…Tommy Walter was bassist and co-founder of the critically acclaimed band The Eels, who sold well over a million copies of the debut album, Beautiful Freak. Sublime Currency is the follow up to Abandoned Pools’ 2005 release Armed to the Teeth, a disc that revealed a songwriter grappling with confusion and darkness.
SnagFilms has just released the critically acclaimed documentary UNDER AFRICAN SKIES streaming for free at snagfilms.com. The film chronicles the making of Paul Simon’s “Graceland,” and it tells the story of Simon’s controversial venture to South Africa during the Apartheid.
Nominated for 3 Emmy Awards, including Best Non-Fiction Special, UNDER AFRICAN SKIES features interviews with Quincy Jones, Harry Belafonte, Paul McCartney, and David Byrne. Read more
August 6, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – TIGER ARMY returns this fall with the fifth installment of Octoberflame! Octoberflame V expands the band’s annual event to include six dates in five cities, including the Bay Area, Southern California and Arizona.