haven’t posted much this week, if you haven’t noticed. some family from Italy are visiting and the first half of the week was spent in Washington, DC with them. the rest of the week was spent working. yesterday was the end of the summer party at my second job, so it was quite a long day.
i finish my second job[aka my summer job] 2 days before school starts, so once September rolls around, expect more updates since i’ll actually have time to post a little more frequently.
also, we’ve got some interviews and reviews in the works. as always, if you’d like us to interview a certain band or review an album, our inbox is always open and we love suggestions! :)
Reports of Andrew McMahon laying Jack’s Mannequin to rest began in February, and it looks like McMahon has now confirmed that he is once again transitioning in his life into another project. To further back up the news, Jack’s Mannequin’s once website now redirect’s to McMahon’s own site. You can read two lengthy blog posts from McMahon while awaiting further confirmation below by clicking “Read More.”
It’s been just under a year and a half since Yellowcard released, When You’re Through Sinking, Say Yes, their first record off-hiatus. The album drew consistent high reviews, showing hope for a band fresh off of a two year break. Now, in the summer of 2012 with the release of Southern Air, Yellowcard are back to take total control of the season and the scene that they have so strongly held onto.
From the opening riff of “Awakening,” this feels like a Yellowcard album – fast pop-punk that makes you feel like there’s some serious fun to be had somewhere. Key’s voice and lyrics are solid, and strongly complimented by Mendez, Parsons, Portman, and Mackin, who shines as always with YC’s trademark violinwork.
Storm The Beaches have released a new song called “Someday Came Suddenly.” The band’s new record, Hemisphere, will be released on October 23 via Apparition Records. Stream the song here and check out what frontman Mark Mikina had to say about the song below by clicking “Read More.”
we will be interviewing this lovely band soon.
if you have any questions you’d like to ask the guys, our inbox is open!
Several months ago, Jesse Lacey of Brand New commented that the band would be releasing “happy music” in the future. Lacey has now stated that he was joking around on stage and that the band does “sad bastard [music] quite well.” Check out what Lacey had to say about the band below by clicking “Read More.”
Jesse Lacey: I Think People Expect More From Us And I Think We Expect More From Us
Brand New Have No Plans To Record; Cut Ties With Label, MGMT