Warped Tour will be hitting Holland and Europe by storm on November 10th. Check out the lineup below after the jump.
Vampire Weekend has been hiding in the dark for a solid three years. In 2008, they shook up the rock world with their debut album. Two years later, they made everyone yearn for an extended vacation on a foreign island with Contra. And now, at last, the band resurfaced from the shadows of New York with their third album, Modern Vampires Of The City.
“Obvious Bicycle” re-introduces us to the band that so many have been struck by. The world sound captured on both the debut album and sophomorealbumremains with the band’s beloved South African influence beating on the drums and into our earlobes.
This time around, it is evident that Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Tomson and Chris Baio are not the same men they were six years ago. On the brink of entering their golden thirties, they are no longer college undergrads bursting with energy and naivety. (Perhaps the closing track, “Young Lion” is the band’s way of paying homage to their Columbia University roots.)
This logic is best exemplified in the song “Step,” where Koenig’s musical metaphors shed light on their new mindset: “Wisdom’s a gift, but you’d trade it for youth. Age is an honor, it’s still not the truth.” There’s always a hint of nostalgia between the lines, but it’s applied in a tasteful manner. Into their adulthood, these men have had their fair share of life experiences and are willing to lyrically share their words of wisdom with fans in regards to relationships with loved ones, God, and everything and everyone in-between.
Remember last week when Riot Fest announced one of the greatest festival lineups we’ve ever seen for its Chicago dates this year? What if we told you that Riot Fest will also be hitting Toronto, CN and Denver, CO this year as well, and that PropertyOfZack and AbsoluteVoices are sponsoring those events too.
The lineup for the Toronto (Aug 24-Aug 25) and Denver (Sept 21-Sept 22) locations will be revealed in the coming weeks, but for now we’re incredibly stoked to be teaming up with Riot for an incredible prize package that includes 2 VIP tickets to each festival including air fair and hotel accommodations for two in addition to goodies from the AbsoluteVoices sites. Check out all details on how to win below!
Falling In Reverse released the title track of their new album, Fashionably Late, and it looks like Ronnie Radke still has a supporting cast of band members from the video that goes along with the song. Confirmation is still up in the air on either side.
The tragedies caused by the tornadoes raging through the Midwest have been horrible to watch, and blink-182 are hoping to pitch in some relief efforts if they can. The band will be launching an auction to help relief in the coming days.
Gerard Way is releasing a comic book for The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys in June. A preview for the comic has been released for fans to take a peak at.
Real Friends will be releasing their new EP on vinyl via Glamour Kills. This marks the company’s first journey into pressing vinyl, and all seems to be running smoothly so far.
I feel so…old.
PropertyOfZack is happy to be streaming a new song from Australia’s Monuments called “Howl” that features James Carroll of Make Do And Mend on vocals. The band’s debut album, Existence, was recorded by Jay Maas and will be released in August via Hindsight Records. Stream “Howl” below after the jump!
Sleeping With Sirens have begun performing their new single, “Alone,” live. Watch a performance below after the jump.
Videos of The Wonder Years performing “Passing Through A Screen Door,” “Dismantling Summer,” and “Madelyn” have been posted onlline. Watch them below after the jump.
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