Friday, October 29, 2010

Free Music from Tweet For A Track, The Dangerous Summer, & more

>> (@tweetforatrack) is one of my favorite music-related websites, and for a very good reason. Through the site, bands can allow fans to download one of their songs for free in exchange for a twitter update. I've downloaded several songs from the site, and it's really a great way for people to find new music, and of course it helps to spread the word about each band. Right now, you can get "No Excuses" by Attack Attack!, "We Owe This To Ourselves" by Anberlin, "Good Times" by Christofer Drew, "Teenage Dream (Cover)" by The Great Valley, "New Strings For Love Songs" by I Am Villain, and so many more. All you have to do it tweet about it.

>> You can download The Dangerous Summer’s newest single “Good Things” now on

>> Madina Lake have released their new song "Hey Superstar" as a free download on their Bandcamp page.
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Video Killed The Radio Star - 10/29/10

>> The people over at Fearless Records released a trailer for the upcoming Punk Goes Pop 3 compilation, which can be seen below. The covers featured in the trailer include "Bad Romance" by Artist Vs Poet, "In My Head" by Mayday Parade, and "Down" by Breathe Carolina. The full tracklisting for the album can be seen here. The album will be available in-stores and online November 2nd. You can pre-order the album now through iTunes and MerchNow.

>> Katy Perry recently released a video for her latest single, "Fireworks," which can be seen below.

>> A video of Lights performing her new single, called "My Boots", can be seen below.

>> I See Stars premiered their video for "The Common Hours" last week. Watch it below if you haven't already.

>> Alternative Press posted a cool 'behind-the-scenes' video of The Wonder Years as they filmed their music video for "Melrose Diner."

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Tracklisting & Artwork for Kid Cudi's New Album

>> Kid Cudi's upcoming album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, hits stores on November 9, 2010. You can pre-order the standard edition on iTunes by clicking here, and the deluxe edition by clicking here. The artwork and tracklisting for this album can be seen below.

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Throwback Thursday - 10/28/10

>>I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister

> From the album Stay Hungry, released in 1984.
> The band also released Under The Blade, Love Is For Suckers, and several 'Greatest Hits' albums. Twisted Sister faced problems after the release of 1985's Come Out and Play, and eventually split in 1987. They got back together later on, and now conduct annual "Twisted Christmas" shows after releasing an album of the same title in 2006. The band will be unable to perform a Christmas show this year, but will instead be playing a handful of shows in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia through the end of the year.

>> Say My Name” by Destiny's Child

> From the album The Writing's On the Wall, released in 1999.
> This song, and the video as well, received a lot of attention when they were released. The song won awards at the 2001 Grammy Awards as well as an MTV Video Music Award. This video caused some drama for the group. Although LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson sing parts on the track, neither of the two was featured in the music video. Taking their place were Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams, who replaced the other two women as official members of Destiny's Child. There was eventually a lawsuit as a result of this replacement, and there were other line-up changes as the years went by. Eventually, the final three members of Destiny's Child were Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Before parting ways to pursue solo careers, these three women went on to release several remix EPs, and Destiny Fulfilled (2004). Finally, Destiny's Child released #1's, a greatest hits album in 2005 featuring this, and other popular songs such as "Independent Women Part. 1", "Soldier", "Survivor", "Lose My Breath", and more.
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Get Hyped: This Time Next Year Tour Dates

>> This Time Next Year are touring the West Coast for two weeks this November. The tour will also feature the Story So Far and Matt Foster (First To Leave).

11/19/10 - Walnut Creek, CA @ The Red House
11/20/10 - Centralia, WA @ The Quesadilla Factory
11/21/10 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
11/22/10 - Belfair, WA @ Seths Mansion **
11/23/10 - Vancouver, WA [Portland] @ Pop Culture **
11/26/10 - Fresno, CA @ Neighborhood Cafe
11/27/10 - San Diego, CA @ The Epicentre
11/28/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ Cobalt Cafe

** = No Matt Foster

>> Check out This Time Next Year's video for "New Sensation" below.

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Get Hyped: States announce First Tour

>> Tour dates for States's first tour were announced earlier this morning by vocalist Mindy White. You can see her announcement as well as the tour dates below.
Tomorrow can’t come soon enough Guess what begins tomorrow… First STATES tour ever! Get your tickets before they sell out! Tour info & tickets at:
and if you don’t have the EP yet, it’s available at the same link, called “Line ‘em Up”

You can also follow us on @statesmusic on Twitter and individual, @mindywhite @bryanlaurenson @steelaw. come say hey!

Tour Dates:

Oct 25 | Nashville, TN | Rocketown | Tickets
Oct 27 | New York, NY | The Studio @ Webster Hall | Tickets
Oct 28 | Boston, MA | Paradise (w/ Anberlin) | Tickets
Oct 29 | Philadelphia, PA | Theatre of Living Arts (w/ Anberlin) | Tickets
Oct 30 | Vienna, VA | Jammin Java | Tickets
Oct 31 | Columbia, SC | New Brookland Tavern | Tickets
Nov 01 | Atlanta, GA | Masquerade | Tickets
Nov 03 | Orlando, FL | The Social | Tickets

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Throwback Thursday - 10/21/10

>> #ThrowbackThursday - “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar

> From the album In the Heat of the Night, released in 1979.
> Pat Benatar went on to release Crimes of Passion (1980), Seven the Hard Way (1985), Innamorata (1997) and more. There are also a couple of 'greatest hits' albums, including Pat Benatar: Ultimate Collection (2008). Since its release, "Heartbreaker" has been covered by Kelsey and The Chaos on their album Shut Up and Deal (2009). Pat continues to tour, and will be playing shows in Australia through the end of the month. She also released a memoir titled Between a Heart and a Rock Place, copyrighted in 2010.

>> #ThrowbackThursday - I Woke Up In A Car by Something Corporate

> From the album Leaving Through the Window, released in 2002.
> Something Corporate also released North (2003), and Played In Space: The Best of Something Corporate (2010). Adam Young of Owl City remixed this song in 2010 for that last album. Something Corporate went on hiatus in 2005, and vocalist Andrew McMahon formed a side project named Jack's Mannequin. Jack's released Everything In Transit in 2005 and The Glass Passenger in 2008. Something Corporate went on to play the Bamboozle Left Festival in Anaheim, CA (March 28th, 2010) as well as the Bamboozle Festival in East Rutherford, NJ (May 1, 2010) and the Bamboozle Chicago (May 15, 2010). They also had a reunion tour in August of this year.
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Free Music from Victory Records, Substream Music Press, & more

>> The 2010 digital music sampler from Victory Records is now available for free through Amazon MP3. The sampler has 21 tracks, including songs from A Day To Remember, The Sleeping, The Scenic, Thieves and Villains, Amber Pacific, and more. Click here for your free download.

>> In this month's issue of Substream Magazine, there was an ad for the free Substream Fall Sampler. You can see the tracklisting below, then download the sampler for free by clicking here.

1. The Bigger Lights - So Crazy
2. You, Me And Everyone We Know - Some Things Don’t Wash Out
3. Weatherstar - Postcards
4. Andrew De Torres & Cady Groves - All That I Need Is You (Sample)
5. Danger Radio - Build It Up
6. Cady Groves - Changin’ Me
7. Plug In Stereo - Remember California
8. Great Big Planes - Lost One
9. The Status - Let’s Be Honest
10. Weatherbox - Broken Glow Sticks
11. John Nolan - I Don’t Believe You
12. Hellogoodbye - When We First Met
13. Landsdowne - Secret That You Keep
14. The Upwelling - American Girl

>> We Are The In Crowd have released their song "Never Be What You Want" as a free download to anyone who "Likes" then on Facebook. Click here to "like" their page and get your free song.
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Video Killed The Radio Star: 10/15/10

>> We Are The In Crowd released their video for "Both Sides Of The Story."

>> Love, Robot posted a sweet cover of "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz.

>> 30 Seconds To Mars put out a video of Jared Leto discussing the "Hurricane" video shoot.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Throwback Thursday - 10/14/10

>> Most people know about Music Monday and Follow Friday, two things that happen each week on Twitter. I participate in both of these, but I wanted to do something else- something original. Sometime last week I thought of Throwback Thursday, and I decided to go through with it since people seemed to like the idea. So here we are! What I plan on doing is posting 2 songs each Thursday: One from the 60's, 70's, or 80's that people should know, and another from the 90's or early 2000's that should make everyone say "OH YEAH I remember that song!" I'll give a little background on the song, including the year it was released, and what the band/artist is doing today. Let's see how well this works out!

>> #ThrowbackThursday - “Your Love” by The Outfield

> From the album Play Deep, released in 1985
> The Outfield went on to release Bangin’ (1986), Super Hits (1998), Any Time Now (2006), and more. Since then, the song has been covered by several artists including (2009), Pull The PinBon Iver (2008), and Katy Perry (2007). Wyclef Jean & Eve covered and remixed it for the 50 First Dates soundtrack (2005). I See Stars even covered it for Punk Goes Classic Rock (2010). Overall, this song is a classic.

>> #ThrowbackThursday - “Last Resort” by Papa Roach

> From the album Infest, released in 2000.
> Since then, the band has released 5 albums including Getting Away With Murder (2004), Metamorphosis (2009), and most recently Time For Annihilation: On the Record and On the Road (2010). Lead singer Jacoby Shaddix once hosted the MTV show “Scarred”, which premiered in 2007. Shaddix had to stop hosting the show due to his band’s touring schedule. Today, Papa Roach continues to tour around the world.
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Going to the Fearless Friends Tour? You can win a Zune & merch from the bands!

>> The first ever Fearless Friends Tour started today. It features Mayday Parade, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue, Artist Vs Poet, and Go Radio. (Click here for tour dates.) If you're attending, you could win a Zune and merch from the bands!

Contest Info:

Fearless Records wants to check out your band photography skills! In celebration of the first Fearless Friends Tour we're having a WEEKLY contest for you guys - the fans.

To Enter:
1. While at the show take a live photo of any of the Fearless Friends bands
2. RSVP to this event
3. Comment on this event wall w/ the following info: 'BAND' @ the Fearless Friends Tour in 'CITY NAME'
4. Upload your photo to your comment
5. Share this event with your friends

Lost? Check the first comment on the event page - that's how yours should look!

Weekly Winner: FEARLESS FRIENDS PRIZE PACK (CDs from all Fearless Friends Tour and autographed merch + Tshirt from an artist of your choice)

>> Winners will be chosen every week and the Grand Prize Winner will be chosen on November 30th, so get your submissions in quickly to improve your chances of winning!

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Video Killed The Radio Star - 10/13/10

>> Punchline released their new music video for "21 Forever" today. Simply "Like" their Facebook page & click on the 21 Forever tab to watch.

>> 30 Seconds To Mars have released behind the scenes footage from their video shoot for "Hurricane."
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Get Hyped: The Rocket Summer to release B-Sides EP

>> The Rocket Summer has announced that they will be releasing a five-song digital EP called Of Men And Angels: The B-Sides on October 19, 2010. The EP will feature tracks that didn't make the cut for Of Men and Angels, which was released earlier this year. You can see the tracklisting and artwork for this EP below:

1. Every If And Every Why
2. The Fight
3. Say
4. How Many Times
5. Peace Come Over You

>> The EP release was coordinated with The Rocket Summer's intimate tour, "The Rocket Summer: Bryce Avary, His Instruments And Your Voices." More information & dates for this tour can be found by clicking here.
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Get Hyped: The Gay Blades Fall Tour

>> The Gay Blades have announced their fall tour in support of their new album, titled Savages.

October 20th @ Maxwell's (Record Release) - Hoboken, NJ
October 21st @ Spike Hill - Brooklyn, NY+
October 24th @ Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC*
October 26th @ Backbooth - Orlando, FL*
October 27th @ Transitions Art Gallery - Tampa, FL*
October 30th @ New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
November 1st @ Southgate House - Newport, KY
November 2nd @ Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
November 3rd @ Bakery Loft - Detroit, MI
November 4th @ Sneaky Dee's - Toronto, ON
November 5th @ The Loft at the Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY
November 6th @ M Room - Philadelphia, PA

+ Goodnight Records CMJ Day Party
* w/ Fake Problems

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Video Killed The Radio Star - 10/12/10

>> The Wonder Years have released a new video for their song "Melrose Diner." You can view it by clicking here.
>> The Great Valley have posted a cover of "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry on YouTube, which you can see below.

>> Throughout this summer's Vans Warped Tour, Sparks The Rescue teamed up with The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus and fans all over the country to film a video for "Hello Mexico." Check it out below.

>> Last week, Valencia played their song "Dancing With A Ghost" on GK Live. In case you missed it the first time like I did, you can watch their performance below.

>> My friends in Set It Off recently premiered the video for their latest single "Hush Hush."

>> Even more recently (aka yesterday), Set It Off posted "We Gonna Set You Off Vol. 5 (A Series Of Short Stories)", which is basically a highlight reel of the band's tour antics. My favorite part starts at 5:49. Watch the whole thing below.

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Get Hyped: Hellogoodbye Album Info + Tour Dates

>> Hellogoodbye have recently announced that their sophomore full-length record, Would It Kill You?, will be released on November 9, 2010 through Rocket Science Ventures and Wasted Summer.

> The band is also set to hit the road with 3OH!3 on October 14. Dates for that tour can be seen below.

10/14/10 - San Antonio TX @ Sunset Station
10/15/10 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
10/16/10 - Memphis TN @ Minglewood Hall
10/18/10 - Charlotte, NC @ Amos’s Southend
10/19/10 - Radford, VA Radford University, The Dedmon
10/21/10 - Norfolk, VA @ Old Dominion University
10/23/10 - Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
10/24/10 - Montreal, Quebec @ Metropoolis
10/26/10 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
10/27/10 - Columbus, OH @ The LC Pavilion
10/30/10 - Cheswick, PA Chesa @ Rena
10/31/10 - Covington, KY @ Madison Theater
11/1/10 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
11/3/10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
11/4/10 - Marquette, MI @ Barry Events Center, Northern Michigan Univ.
11/5/10 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
11/6/10 - Fargo, ND @ The Venue at Playmakers
11/7/10 - Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theater
11/9/10 - Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Nite Club
11/10/10 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
11/11/10 - Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Event Ctr
11/13/10 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
11/14/10 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
11/16/10 - Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
11/18/10 - San Francisco CA @ Slims
11/19/10 - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
11/20/10 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
11/21/10 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
11/23/10 - Tucson AZ @ Rialto Theater
11/24/10 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater

>> The band is also looking to play some house shows on the West Coast between December 3rd-10th. If you're interested in hosting one of these shows, you can sign up here.

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Interview: Seth & Zakk

>> On July 29th, I went to a show to see my friends in Phone Calls From Home. Out of the other bands playing that night, all were local bands I've known for a while except for one. The other act performing that night was Seth & Zakk. Just from talking to one of them before the show, I knew that their set would be worth watching. I was right. Seth & Zakk are two talented and fun loving musicians that everyone should have the privilege of meeting at least once. Rather than doing things the usual way, the guys decided to answer my questions in a video. It's unique, somewhat awkward, and definitely worth watching... just like their live performances :)
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Free Music from Our Lives In Motion, Black Cards, and more

>> Want to hear what Pete Wentz's new band sounds like? You can stream and download "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Fame" by Black Cards through the band's Facebook page.

>> You can download the "Salvation In Secrets" EP from Our Lives In Motion for FREE on their Purevolume page. Take advantage: the offer is valid until 6pm tonight.

>> Click here to download "Love Me" by We Shot The Moon for free.

>> You can download "Just For Tonight" by The Girlfriend Season for free through Purevolume.
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Get Hyped: The "Christmas Brings Me Down" Tour

>> Sparks The Rescue announced dates for their first headlining tour. The "Christmas Brings Me Down" Tour will run from December 3rd through December 19th, 2010 and will feature support from Amely and You, Me, and Everyone We Know. View the band's announcement as well as the tour dates below.

Tis' the season for our first headlining tour!

In December we'll be spending some quality time with all of you on the "Christmas Brings Me Down" Tour along with our buddies Amely! So grab your eggnog and ugly Christmas sweaters because Sparks the Rescue is coming to town! Tickets will start going on sale Oct 9th!

Remember, we love you whether you're Naughty OR Nice!

- Sparks the Rescue

Christmas Brings Me Down Tour Dates
12/3/10 – Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
12/4/10 – South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
12/5/10 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
12/6/10 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
12/7/10 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
12/9/10 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
12/10/10 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
12/11/10 – Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s
12/12/10 – Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
12/14/10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
12/15/10 – Albany, NY @ Valentine’s
12/16/10 – Providence, RI @ Jerky’s
12/17/10 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
12/18/10 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
12/19/10 – Portland, ME @ The Big Easy

*Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

>> Also, check out my interview with Sparks from Warped Tour if you haven't already!

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Friday, October 8, 2010

Interview: Brighterside

>> Brighterside has a very impressive list of accomplishments so far, especially considering the fact that they've only been playing together for a few months. They have already played with several bands I support, such as Cartel, Down With Webster, Let's Get It, and more. They have received endorsements from SJC Custom Drums and Stereo Bear Clothing, among others. They've even played on the Vans Warped Tour and had a featured interview with Substream Music Press. Although they are a new band, Brighterside is clearly going places. Listen to a few songs and you'll see why. Thanks to Tyler for answering these questions.

Introduce yourselves.
Cameron, 20, vocals; Garrett, 19, guitar; Tyler, 17, bass; Mark, 19, drums.

What are some of your earliest memories that made you want to get into music?

I, personally, have always been surrounded by music in one way or another. My grandfather got me into the beach boys and the Beatles when i was about four years old and I've been obsessed with music ever since.

Who are some of your biggest influences?

We're all into bands like The Rocket Summer, Parachute, and Third Eye Blind.

How long has the band been together?

We started playing together in April, but Cameron and Garrett have been making music together for years.

Who named the band? Is there a meaning behind the name you chose?

Garrett and Cameron named the band, back in 2008 when the idea of Brighterside came to be. All you hear about in the news is the bad stuff. We like to think that no matter how bad things get, you can always look on the bright side.

If you met someone who had never heard your music, what would you say to make them want to listen to it?

We'd probably ask them what kind of music they're into, tell them what bands we're into, and if they still aren't sold on the idea, we'd probably offer them some sort of bribe.

What do you consider your biggest accomplishment so far as a band?

We've done a lot of cool stuff since we started in April. We were fortunate enough to play on the Vans Warped Tour this summer and that was a great time. But every show is an accomplishment and we love hanging out with fans, so come see us!

What are some of your goals for the band?

We hope to start touring full time next year. The goal so far has been to be able to support ourselves on the road, doing this full time, we're hoping to achieve that sooner than later!

Do you have any shows coming up?

Yes! November 13th we are doing a CD Release show at the Middle East in Boston, MA. It's gonna be a great night with tons of surprises so come hang out!

I really love your new song “Holding On.” What was the inspiration behind it?

Holding On is about being with a girl that you really like and having to deal with her going away to college and still trying to make it work and worrying about whether or not it will work out in the long run.

Who would you love to tour with someday?

We would love to tour with The Rocket Summer or Parachute. Either one would be insane!

How do you guys find new music to listen to?
We all usually depend on each other for new music. But I'm always on absolute punk and purevolume and will listen to whatever they tell me is good, haha.

What have you been listening to a lot lately?
We've all been listening to Parachute's "Losing Sleep". It's a great album and you should definitely check it out!

What are your plans for the rest of 2010?
Right now, we're locked up in the practice space writing tons of new music. We'll be in the studio for the entire month of December recording our first Full Length record!

How can fans get in touch with you, or listen to your music?

You can follow us all on twitter! @Cameronside @GarrettTheKid @TylerReardon @HeyMarkyside. Or you can add us on Facebook! We love new friends and we'll always talk to you on facebook chat if we can!

Is there anything else you want to say?
We just want to thank The Music Obsession for the interview! Check out our new EP, A Way With Words on October 26th!

Bonus Round:

Song to play live? Holding On
Album? The Rocket Summer - Of Men And Angels
Thing to do on a Friday night? Hang out with friends!
TV Show? We all love family guy. We quote it way too much!

This or that:

Europe or Jamaica? Europe
Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
Electric or Acoustic? Electric
Calling or Texting? Texting

Behind The Scenes: What else should we know?

What are some of your biggest pet peeves? Breaking strings! Cam breaks a string almost every show!
If you were stranded on a deserted island, what one thing would you want to bring with you? Lot's of canned foods.
Do you have any nicknames? Unfortunately no. :( Make some up for us!

Members Only: In the band, who is

Most organized? Cameron
Funniest? Garrett
The biggest flirt? Mark
Most creative? Garrett
Craziest on stage? Tyler

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RIP The Friday Night Boys

>> 2010 has been a year full of bands breaking up and going on "hiatus." The Friday Night Boys (@fridaynightboys) are the latest addition to the list of bands that have split up. Vocalist Andrew Goldstein released the following statement through the Fueled By Ramen tumblr page:

The Friday Night Boys Break Up
After three and a half years as band, The Friday Night Boys are officially splitting up. Many of you know that things don’t always go the way they are originally planned, but it is a decision we all agreed upon. However, I would like to take note of the positive experiences we had as a band, as well as with fans and friends.
We would like to thank all of the people that took the time to listen to our music, come to our shows, buy our merch, and talk to us. You all made flying down a highway at 4am pounding red bulls in a puttering old van much easier and enjoyable. Especially those of you who saw us time and time again all over the country. It was an honor to see your familiar faces whenever and where ever we showed up. The lovely FNB fans brought us all the Cheez Its, cookies, cupcakes and gummy worms we could eat! I think I’m good on those foods for a few years at least. So thank you.
We were able to live our dreams because of you. We would also like to thank our label, managers, friends, other bands, and family for being so supportive and helping us in every way.
So what’s next? Chris will be releasing solo material that you all should check out. Mike is releasing a project called Time Travel, and the first show is November 2nd at the Ottobar. Robby will be performing with him as well as working in a congressman’s office and playing music in other capacities. I currently do not have plans of releasing a solo project or playing in a band anytime soon, however, I am writing and producing for other artists and bands. I’ll let you all know what’s up on Twitter.
We would like to offer special prices for everyone to pick up our remaining merch. Head to The Fueled By Ramen Webstore to get t-shirts for $5 and hoodies for $15 through October 18th. We will also give out an autographed copy of “Off The Deep End” to a random customer each day during the sale! Thank you all for the support you have given us over the years!
-Andrew Goldstein
The Friday Night Boys

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Escape The Fate Self-Titled Pre-Order

>> Escape The Fate’s upcoming Self-Titled album is now available for pre-order.

1) Standard pre order:
2) Deluxe:
CD & Bundle:
6 Options -

>> The album hits stores on 11/2/10. Visit for more information on the pre-orders.

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Bayside Announces Tracklisting for "Killing Time"

>> Bayside has announced the tracklisting for their upcoming album, titled Killing Time, through a series of Twitter updates. You can view these updates below.

(drum roll please) The #KillingTime tracklisting....

Track 1: Already Gone
Track 2: Sick, Sick, Sick (available on iTunes 11/16)
Track 3: Mona Lisa
Track 4: It's Not A Bad Little War
Track 5: Sinking and Swimming on Long Island
Track 6: Seeing Sound
Track 7: The Wrong Way
Track 8: On Love, On Life
Track 9: The New Flesh
Track 10: Killing Time
>> Killing Time will be available online & in stores 2/22/2011. Click here to sign up to the Bayside mailing list for more album alerts.

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Monday, October 4, 2010

Get Hyped: The Tour For Kids Who Can't Read Good

>> Before they head out on The Christmas Pageant Tour with Family Force 5, Forever The Sickest Kids have another tour set for this November. Referencing one of my favorite movies, The Tour For Kids Who Can't Read Good (And Want To Learn How To Do Other Stuff Good Too) will run from 11/12/10 through 11/24/10 and features support from I See Stars and Runner Runner.

11/12/10 @ Lakeside Ballroom (Wichita Falls, TX)
11/13/10 @ Numbers (Houston, TX)
11/15/10 @ Blue Note (Columbia, MO)
11/16/10 @ The Firebird (St. Louis, MO)
11/18/10 @ The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
11/19/10 @ New Daisy Theatre (Memphis, TN)
11/20/10 @ Phineas Phogg's (Pensacola, FL)
11/21/10 @ Juanita's (Little Rock, AR)
11/23/10 @ ACM @ UCO (Oklahoma City, OK)
11/24/10 @ Cain's Ballroom (Tulsa, OK)

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tour Dates: The Christmas Pageant Tour

>>The Christmas Pageant tour presented by Alternative Press kicks off in Grand Rapids, MI on December 1, 2010. The tour runs from 12/1/10 through 12/19/10 and features Family Force 5, Forever The Sickest Kids, Secondhand Serenade, and Shorelines End.

To be a part of AP’s The Christmas Pageant,” see below for holiday tour dates.

12/1/10 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
12/2/10 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
12/3/10 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Underground
12/4/10 - Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre
12/5/10 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
12/7/10 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center
12/9/10 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
12/10/10 - Sacramento, CA @ Crest Theatre
12/11/10 - Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
12/13/10 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
12/14/10 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
12/15/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Nile
12/16/10 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine
12/18/10 - San Antonio, TX @ TriPoint
12/19/10 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues **Forever The Sickest Kids will not be on this date

Check out the video preview for “The Christmas Pageant”:

For more information, go to

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Free Music from Jimmy Eat World & State of Mind Recordings

>> Jimmy Eat World are giving away their new single, 'My Best Theory', as a free download through Click here to take advantage of this offer.

>> State of Mind Recordings have released a free 16-track sampler, including tracks from Dead Hearts, Anchor, Daggermouth, This is Hell, Decades, & more. Click here to download this sampler.
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Video Killed The Radio Star - 10/1/10

>> A Rocket To The Moon posted a video of their time recording their new 'The Rainy Day Sessions' EP. You can watch this video below. As previously reported, the five-song EP will be released through iTunes on October 5th, 2010.

>> Ever want a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process of A Day To Remember's upcoming album? If so, this video is for you. The album, titled "What Separates Me From You", will be released on November 16th, 2010 through Victory Records.

>> The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have released a video for their song "Hell Or High Water." Check it out below.

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Kelsey Trades "Chaos" for a Bright Future

>> Earlier today, Kelsey from Kelsey and The Chaos posted an announcement on Twitter stating that she has "decided to take [her] life and music in a different direction." You can see the entire statement below, or by clicking here.
Trading Chaos for a Bright Future:

To all of the BEST and most BAD ASS human beings living on this planet (that would be our amazing fans). I wanted to let you know that after 2.5 years, a lot of fun, some great tours and a whole lot of chaos I have decided to take my life and music in a different direction. The band (the chaos!) have gone to pursue other things for right now. Some of them are attending college, some pursuing other musical projects. I've always been a big fan of pop music, everything from the Jackson 5 to of course Gwen Stefani, P!nk, Madonna and so on. Over the last year I pulled KATC more in that direction as evident with our latest song, "Life Goes On". However, it would be my mistake not to realize that although KATC was a lot of fun, it's not the right vehicle for my pursuit of pop music. I am very excited to tell you that this is not the end but only the beginning of the journey! With the departure from the chaos I will now be recording new music, playing and touring starting late this year under the name Kelsey! In the future, the chaos may get together and play a show or record some music- who knows, but for now I will be doing Kelsey minus the chaos! In the coming weeks I will have some new music for you to hear and I really would like your feedback and support. It's a little
scary being a young girl out on my own now and I'll need my friends and fans support to make this happen. Please write to me and stay in touch I want to hear from ALL of you!

I love you all so much!

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*Updated 10/2/10:

>> Kelsey has now posted a video discussing plans for her solo career. Watch it below.

>> Nick Rotunno, the drummer of Kelsey and the Chaos, has posted his feelings on the matter. You can view his statement below, or by clicking here.
moving on from the chaos
Now that the announcement has been publicly made of Kelsey breaking away from The Chaos, I feel that it would be unfair to our friends and fans if I did not lay the project to rest as well.
Finding out Kelsey was ready to move on without the band was a very tough pill to swallow, after having just come off of our most successful tour yet. Our future was bright, and I think we all had the highest of aspirations for the band.
Unfortunately, when members of the same band don’t see eye to eye on where the band should go next, there is bound to be trouble. As Kelsey said, she is in the market for extreme pop music, which in most cases does not require live drums, bass, guitar, etc. It also doesn’t leave room for us to collaborate with her on writing, as our instruments are not as important as they once were to our sound.
That being said, Corey, Tyler and I are all on to great things. Corey (@coreychenzo) will be continuing to play music, Tyler (@tylerlyons) is currently studying at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and I (@nickrotunno) am moving on to a new chapter of my life as well. All of you have changed our lives and we hope that our friendships we have made will follow us throughout our lives and musical careers.
I wish Kelsey the best, and you may even see one or all of the chaos playing shows with her sometime in the future.
All and all, I thank each and every one of you for ever listening, loving, hating, or indifference to anything we ever did. To anyone who came to a show, bought merch, illegally downloaded our music, facebooked us, you have made our lives and the existence of our band that much better. We would have not gotten to where we did without your support. Eternally, thank you.
-Nick Rotunno

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