There’s not much more to say about this at the time, but if you managed to miss the news, we’re still honored to be the ones to tell you. For those who need a little more explanation for the reason behind breaking the news on Fall Out Boy’s reunion, you can find in-depth blogs from myself and Jason Tate here and here, respectively.
Warped let out that Chiodos will be one of the festival’s headliners this year, and that should certainly get fans excited. There are still five or six major bands that have yet to be announced, so there’s certainly more good news coming. However, as much as you may want to laugh and hunt down music by Beebs And Her Money Maker, don’t.
More hell broke loose this past weekend at Rocketown, but not for the reasons Volumes would have liked you to originally believed. At this point, it looks like Michael from Volumes dedicated a song to his gay best friend, at which point nothing controversial happened. It was only later on in the night when Barr decided to join the mosh pit in the crowd while drunk, at which point security removed him from the venue. Fans and the promoter of the show have said that Barr was in fact the one spreading homophobic slurs, not anyone on the Rocketown staff. This is a tricky situation, but more should be out soon.
This is great news for anyone who hoped to grab a copy of Leaving Through The Window but couldn’t for a plethora of reasons. Better news? You’ll soon be able to grab a copy of North on vinyl as well.
Are you stoked? The Front Bottoms’ debut album slowly built and built until they had captured a fairly large audience between support tours and their own headliners. Fans didn’t know until a few weeks ago that the band had plans to record soon, but the good news is that they’re done now. Lets hope for a May release.
Another Two Tongues release was always planned, but it looks like we’re finally getting a little closer. Chris Conley has gone on the record saying that he’ll begin dedicating time to writing Two Tongues jams following the completion of the Saves The Day record, and it looks like Max Bemis will finally be dedicating some more time as well.
Underøath played their final show this past weekend in Florida. Aaron Gillespie, the band’s former drummer and vocalist, joined Underøath on the stage as well for a performance of “Reinventing Your Exit.” The video will bring nothing less than a happy yet sad smile to your face. Enjoy it.
Underøath was joined by Aaron Gillespie at their final show for a performance of “Reinventing Your Exit.” Check it out below by clicking “Read More.”
Underøath Joined By Aaron Gillespie For Last Ever Show
Underøath have teamed up with different artists to release limited edition prints and t-shirts for each of their farewell dates. check out a video of the process below by clicking “Read More.”
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It’s no secret that the level of importance that Florida-based metalcore outfit Underoath has contributed to the music scene over the past decade.
Many metalcore bands today owe their entire foundation to the band, a feat that can’t be said about many other veterans in the scene. For those reasons, the metalcore scene was shaken up quite a bit when Underoath announced that it will be disbanding after a short farewell tour in early 2013. Along with this tour, the band decided to release an anthology containing a variety of songs from their catalog plus two brand new songs.
This release is bittersweet, as it’s always a grand day to listen to new music from Underoath, but the looming aura of their break up puts a bit of a damper on a great piece of reflection for the band.
While the tracks from past albums definitely serve their purpose on this release (and one could go on for hours about said tracks) it’s the two new songs that really have fans celebrating this release. “Sunburnt” and “Unsound,” while being great standalone tracks, serve the band justice as they wind down their illustrious career.
“Sunburnt,” being the heavier track of the two, does a great job of taking what the band did on their last formal release Disambiguation and builds upon it. This growth from release to release is something that fans have grown accustomed to with Underoath and that trend doesn’t come to an end with “Sunburnt.” After opening with some of Chris Dudley’s familiar programming, “Sunburnt” immediately hits the listener in the face with the same sporadic guitars coupled with vocalist Spencer Chamberlain’s trademark shrieks that served as the backbone for the band for the past 10 years. This track, more so than any other in recent memory, really shows off Chamberlain’s variety in his voice as well as his ability to flawlessly transition between a few different styles.
While Tim McTague, James Smith and Grant Brandell deliver a typical Underoath performance on their respective instruments, it is the drumming of Daniel Davison that shines the brightest among the instrumentation. As Davison flicks quickly between various beats in the verses, the listener is once again reminded that Aaron Gillespie’s presence wasn’t a necessary element for this band to stand out.
Mondays mean BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the PropertyOfZack feature today with Mike Hansen of Pentimento. The band is releasing their incredible self-titled album tomorrow, and it’s one of 2012’s best, so make sure to check it out tomorrow upon its release.
In this week’s feature, Mike dives into one of his favorite bands, Underøath, just in time for their break up. Mike describes the way the band shaped his life younger life and the way that drummer Aaron Gillespie inspired him to do more than meets the eye of a normal drummer. This is one of the best BandsOnBands features we’ve had on the site, so listen to great songs by Underøath here and check out what Mike had to say about one of his biggest influences below!
From Mike Hansen of Pentimento:
When we were approached by POZ with the opportunity to do one of these articles, a lot of obvious choices came to mind as far as what my influences are and what I’m used to mentioning whenever the question about my favorite bands, or what bands really inspire me comes up. AFI, Strike Anywhere, Converge, Hot Water Music, Crime In Stereo…the list goes on and on. But as I had time to myself while we were on the road during our run with The Swellers and Diamond Youth, I started to come across a lot of thoughts about bands that had a way bigger impact than I give them credit for. In other words, I tend to forget about a lot of bands or artists when trying to call all my influences to mind. I started to dive deep into my iPod to rediscover the things I was all about during my younger, more impressionable years.
I thought long and hard about all the things I tend to skip over from those years of my life; like the first time I’d heard Boysetsfire. It was so angry, but so thoughtful. So real. So beautiful. After The Eulogy changed my life. Why the fuck do I always forget how important that band & record was to me? I remembered how The Used’s self-titled record was the soundtrack to my Sophomore year in high school. I remembered how The Used were there when I needed someone to tell me that as a 15 year old who was wrapped up in all the wonderment and allure that the developing female student body (see what I did there?) of the Buffalo Academy For The Visual And Performing Arts had to offer, breaking up with your girlfriend of 4 weeks actually wasthe end of the world. And then, I came to the conclusion that there was one band in particular that had a major influence on me in ways that I may have not even been aware of until I gave it some actual thought.
I thought it was only appropriate to do this piece on Underoath, considering their recent announcement about reaching the end of their journey as a band.
At 15, your mind is all over the place. I feel like this spills into people’s musical tastes quite a bit - as I can name just about every one of my friend’s guilty pleasures from that era of our adolescence. Of course when we listen to it at this day and age, we pretend we were never ashamed of listening to any of that stuff, and say something to the effect of “I don’t give a shit dude. This song is AWESOME”. We’ve all been there. And that’s the beauty of this whole thing. It’s easy to relate. While I won’t say I was ever embarrassed about listening to Underoath, I will say that I’m embarrassed of the sorts of things that period of my life inspired. Hip-print shirts, lip piercings, and painting my entire room black (including my ceiling fan) just to name a few. But the reason I chose Underoath is because of the effect that it had on the things I apply to my life now-a-days with the whole “being in a band” thing.
The first time I’d heard Underoath, I was in the basement classroom of my high school. I remember clearly hearing the “Drowning in my sleep…” bridge of “It’s Dangerous Business Walking Out Your Front Door”. ( which I believe to this day that part is fucking genius) I immediately burned “They’re Only Chasing Safety” and proceeded to blast that in my headphones at any given opportunity on my Sony Walkman CD player, complete with 15 second anti-skip.
Underøath’s last ever release, Anthology, is officially out today. Stream it, as well as the band’s final two songs, below by clicking “Read More.”
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