Author Archives: Josh Weiss

NEWS: New Found Glory release “Nothing For Christmas” lyric video

December 7th, 2013 | by Josh Weiss

Check out the lyric video for New Found Glory's "Nothing For Christmas" below on YouTube. It's part of the Punk Goes Christmas compilation, available now on Fearless Records.

Track Listing: 
1. New Found Glory - "Nothing For Christmas"
2. All Time Low - "Fool's Holiday"
3. Real Friends - "I Had A Heart"
4. Man Overboard - "Father Christmas"
5. The Summer Set - "This Christmas"
6. Crown The Empire - "There Will Be No Christmas"
7. Yellowcard - "Christmas Lights"
8. Issues - "Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays"
9. Jason Lancaster - "All I Can Give You"
10. The Ready Set - "I Don't Wanna Spend Another Christmas Without You"
11. Set It Off - "This Christmas (I'll Burn It To The Ground)"
12. William Beckett - "Do You Hear What I Hear?"

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NEWS: Citizen release “How Does It Feel?” music video

December 7th, 2013 | by Josh Weiss

Citizen have released a music video for "How Does It Feel?" from their smash debut album, 2013's Youth. It's available for purchase from Run For Cover Records. The band finish their support tour with Polar Bear Club tonight in Philadelphia, PA.

Check out the clip directed by Rob Soucy on YouTube:

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NEWS: Anthony Green performs live session for Audiotree

December 7th, 2013 | by Josh Weiss

Anthony Green's in-studio session for Audiotree in Chicago, IL has made its way online for streaming. Green released his latest solo album, Young Legs, earlier this year and is currently wrapping up a tour in support.

Anthony Green w/ Dave Davison (Maps & Atlases) & Psychic Babble:

December 7, 2013                    Baltimore, MD @Otto Bar
December 10, 2013                  Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
December 11, 2013                  Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
December 12, 2013                   New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
December 13, 2013                  New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
December 14, 2013                  Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Audiotree Set List:

1 Breaker
2 Young Legs
3 100 Steps
4 Anytime
5 I'll Miss You
6 Conversation Piece

FEATURE: Twitpicks: December 7, 2013

December 7th, 2013 | by Josh Weiss

Many musicians are constantly connected with fans, just like we are with friends and family, via their various social media accounts (Vine, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, to name a few.) With photos often being a key part of their updates, there are

NEWS: Green Day, Dave Grohl, Nate Ruess, Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, more get Grammy nods

December 6th, 2013 | by Josh Weiss

Nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and there are definitely some surprises in the bunch. To be nominated, the music in question had to have been released between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013. Some highlights among the nominees, in alphabetical order:

  • Capital Cities: Best Music Video ("Safe And Sound")
  • Neko Case: Best Alternative Music Album (The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You)
  • Rob Cavallo: Producer Of The Year (Green Day, Tegan And Sara, Regina Spektor)
  • Stephen Colbert: Best Spoken Word Album (America Again: Re-Becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't)
  • Coldplay (2): Best Song Written For Visual Media ("Atlas"), Best Music Film (Live 2012)
  • Daft Punk (5): Record Of The Year ("Get Lucky"), Album Of The Year (Random Access Memories), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Get Lucky"), Best Dance/Electronica Album (Random Access Memories), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (Random Access Memories)
  • Disclosure: Best Dance/Electronica Album (Settle)
  • Green Day [pictured]: Best Music Film (Cuatro!)
  • Dave Grohl: Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media (Sound City: Real To Reel)
  • Killswitch Engage: Best Metal Performance ("In Due Time")
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (7): Album Of The Year (The Heist), Song Of The Year ("Same Love"), Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance ("Thrift Shop"), Best Rap Song ("Thrift Shop"), Best Rap Album (The Heist), Best Music Video ("Can't Hold Us")
  • Metallica: Best Recording Package (Metallica Through The Never)
  • Muse: Best Rock Song ("Panic Station")
  • The National: Best Alternative Music Album (Trouble Will Find Me)
  • Nine Inch Nails: Best Alternative Music Album (Hesitation Marks)
  • Nirvana & Paul McCartney: Best Rock Song ("Cut Me Some Slack")
  • Tig Notaro: Best Comedy Album (Live)
  • Queens Of The Stone Age (3): Best Rock Performance ("My God Is The Sun"), Best Rock Album (...Like Clockwork), Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical (...Like Clockwork)
  • Ariel Rechtshaid: Producer Of The Year (Haim, Vampire Weekend, Sky Ferreira)
  • Nate Ruess of fun. (2): Song Of The Year ("Pink's "Just Give Me A Reason"), Best Pop Duo/Group Performance ("Just Give Me A Reason")
  • Regina Spektor: Best Song Written For Visual Media ("You've Got Time")
  • Tame Impala: Best Alternative Music Album (Lonerism)
  • Jeff Tweedy: Producer Of The Year (Low, Mavis Staples, Sarah Lee Guthrie)
  • Vampire Weekend: Best Alternative Music Album (Modern Vampires Of The City)
  • Jack White (2): Best Rock Performance ("I'm Shakin'"), Best Music Video ("I'm Shakin'")
  • Zedd: Best Dance Recording ("Clarity")


The ceremony will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2014, and will air on CBS from 8-11:30 p.m. EST. You can find the full list of nominees here.

NEWS: Emmure post teaser to their new album coming in 2014

December 6th, 2013 | by Josh Weiss

Emmure will release the follow-up album to 2012's Slave To The Game sometime in 2014 on Victory Records.

The label have released a teaser video with interview audio of frontman Frankie Palmieri describing that this one will "completely trump whatever we've done in the past."

Check it out below on YouTube:

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NEWS: Chelsea Grin announce European tour

December 6th, 2013 | by Josh Weiss

Chelsea Grin have announced their first headlining European tour which will take place in March. The Browning, More Than A Thousand, and Silent Screams are supporting.Tickets will be available December 8 and dates are below.They also have the Bury The

FEATURE: Meet the Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands finalists

December 6th, 2013 | by Josh Weiss

After fighting their way through a crowd of 25,000 bands who entered Ernie Ball's Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands, four finalists–Face The King, PVRIS, Me Like Bees and Wind In Sails–are gearing up for one last duel to determine who wins the grand prize, which includes a 3-song EP to be recorded with John Feldmann, a $15,000 Guitar Center Shopping Spree, gear, apparel from Vans, a feature in our magazine and more

These final four all have all won a one-week spot on Warped Tour next summer as well as gear and Ernie Ball's endorsement, and we would like for you to meet them and tell us who your favorite is.

They will face off January 17 at the House Of Blues in West Hollywood at the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Showcase featuring special guests We Came As Romans. [tickets]

Face The King | Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands
Long Island, NY

ROCKS LIKE: Silversun Pickups, Kings Of Leon, 30 Seconds To Mars
The four members of Face The King all hailed from different bands in the Long Island music scene before coming together to create “something larger than life,” says lead guitarist Dan DelVecchio, who was looking for a project that had promise, where he could create meaningful music and do what he loved. The band’s second EP, The Burning & The Falling Down, put them on the map: This year, they played the Rockstar Uproar Festival and the Vans Warped Tour and were awarded the “Best Band of Long Island” by the Long Island Press. DelVecchio says the band are currently working on a full-length with a sound that contains “ethereal guitar tones, big delays, a huge bass and gut-busting drums,” and are looking forward to touring in support of their upcoming release. –Aime Szymanski

Me Like Bees | Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands
Joplin, MO

ROCKS LIKE: Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, the White Stripes
In 2009, then-recent college graduates Pete Burton (lead guitar) and Luke Sheafer (vocals/guitar) who are joined by drummer Tim Cote and bassist Nick Bynum, made a commitment to making quality music rather than getting rich doing what Sheafer calls “big-boy jobs.” The band gained local recognition in 2011 with their single about the deadly tornado that hit Joplin that year, “Naked Trees.” Never Shout Never’s Christofer Drew asked the band to join his label, Loveway Records, and tour together after their local success. The band are currently working on a music video for “Ra Ra Etc.” from their debut full-length, The Ides. Sheafer says they have been “writing nonstop since our first album released” and are excited about their plans to release an EP in the spring. –Aime Szymanski

PVRIS | Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands

HQ: Lowell, MA

ROCKS LIKE: Paramore, Circa Survive, Tonight Alive
“There's no gimmick with what we're trying to do,” says PVRIS frontwoman Lynn Gunn. “While we were in the studio, we kind of just decided to play what we wanted to play.” Joined by Alex Babinski (guitar) and Brian MacDonald (bass), the trio, who came together in 2011, are built upon a dark, ambient sound, mixed with pop and rock. “We just want to play our music and let it take us where it's meant to,” says Gunn. With the release of their self-titled EP the band are excited to be touring as well as releasing some new music very soon. –Aime Szymanski

Wind In Sails | Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle Of The Bands

CHECK OUT: “Level Head” single

ROCKS LIKE: City And Colour / Bon Iver / Dashboard Confessional
Evan Pharmakis started Wind In Sails as a solo project in 2011 after moving on from his then-band Vanna. “We had creative differences, so I parted ways to continue writing music with a positive message,” he says. Leaving post-hardcore behind, Pharmakis stripped down to a softer folk sound that would further enable his positive message. “I enjoy writing darkly melodic or haunting type stuff, yet I almost always write positive lyrics,” the singer says. “This music isn't about fame or fortune; it's about helping people and making a difference.” After releasing his new EP, Darker Nights, in October, Pharmakis looks to take WIS in a bigger direction. “I would love to be able to do this full time and support myself. I'll be looking for a good home for Wind In Sails, as well as good management. Hopefully, I'll find those things somewhere down the road.” Matt Crane 


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