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Cobra Starship Announce New Bass Player

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Eric Halvorsen (A Rocket To The Moon) has been announced as the new bassist of Cobra Starship, following last week’s announcement of the departure of the band’s original bass player. You can see the tweet below:

 

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A Skylit Drive Release Statement on Parting Members

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Yesterday, Brian White and Cory LaQuay announced their departure from A Skylit Drive. The band has released a statement, which you can read below:

 

“Before anything else we’d like to apologize for the manner in which yesterday’s abrupt & unplanned announcement of Cory and Brian’s departure from A Skylit Drive was. We had known for quite some time that both members were becoming increasingly less happy in the band. Both for their own reasons. We knew their time in ASD was coming to an end. Some of the separation was even mutual, but for you, the fans, ASD as a whole should have been able to create an announcement together regarding the separation. You all deserve NO less than that. We don’t want our fans, the lifeline of our passion, to be left wondering. Respectfully, below our statement [here] you will find Cory & Brian’s.

As for the future of ASD, We will continue on. ASD is about more than one or two people. It’s about the music & the fans. Where the music comes from is safely intact. That we can promise you. As for our fans, there are none better, and we know you’ll be right there by our sides till the end. Knowing that, we have all we need to carry on.

In the spirit of moving forward and sticking to our word of a big announcement coming, we have a couple of things in store. First things first, we will be releasing a full length acoustic album in January of 2015. For the album we have recreated our most recent record “RISE” in its entirety in FULL acoustic. The album will be called “RISE: ASCENSION”. Please check out the announcement video for full details & pre order specials. Second, we have already begun writing for a new record set to release in the Summer of 2015! Lastly, expect to see us back on the road in early 2015. We can’t be stopped!

To be honest, we couldn’t feel better about where we’re at. There is no doubt within us. We are stronger and more determined than ever before. At the end of the day all we have is our music, and all we want to do is share it with the world. We are beyond excited to continue this journey, and we hope you’re ready for the ride!”

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VIDEO: Roadkill Ghost Choir – “Slow Knife”

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Good news! It’s almost Friday!
However, before we hit the weekend, we’ve to to get through the rest of the day, which you can hopefully do with a couple of music videos to ease your mind. Roadkill Ghost Choir who just premiered their music video for “Slow Knife” off their debut album In Tongues available everywhere. You can view the video below:
 
 

Roadkill Ghost Choir is having quite the year and recently performed on Late Night with David Letterman and has had notable appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Governors Ball music festivals.

Roadkill Ghost Choir Tour Dates:

10/02 Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain %
10/03 San Antonio, TX @ 502 Bar %
10/04 Fort Worth, TX @ Lola’s Saloon %
10/05 Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock %
10/08 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
10/09 Winston-Salem, NC @ The Garage
10/10 Greenville, SC @ Fall For Greenville Festival
10/11 Corolla, NC @ Mustang Music Fest
10/13 Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
10/14 New York City, NY @ Mercury Lounge
10/15 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall @
10/16 Washington DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel &
10/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy &
10/18 Annapolis, MD @ Metropolitan Kitchen & Lounge
10/20 Columbus, OH @ Woodands Tavern
10/22 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
11/02 Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley ^
12/03 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
12/05 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
12/09 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
12/11 San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar
12/12 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg HiFi

w/
& Caveman
^ Desert Noises
% The Eastern Sea
@ Kopecky Family Band

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Adam Russell Leaves Story Of The Year

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Story Of The Year released a statement discussing their future as a band, including a new album, and addressing the departure of Adam Russell. You can read the letter below:

‘What a journey this has been. 

The places we’ve been, the people we’ve met, the music we’ve created- it’s all led us to the right here, the right now. We’ve spent endless hours contemplating the future, wondering where we go from here, wondering if if we should keep the fire burning, or let it die and move on with our lives like so many of our peers have.

The music industry has changed a lot in the last 10-15 years. The industry that we knew when we first signed a record deal in 2002 no longer exists. There are no more giant record deals, no more of the excess you might have seen on VH1 Behind the Music or read about in the Zeppelin or Motley Crue books. The digital revolution created a new paradigm, and it’s had a dramatic effect on the people who make the music you listen to. Simply put, the fact that you can get (or listen to) any song, at any time, for free, changed everything. And change is never easy, especially when you are stubborn & slow to react like the music industry was.

Here’s a dose of reality, SOTY fans:

We’ve been a band for ten plus years, sold over 2 million records, played in something like 30 countries, and in recent years the members of Story of the Year would have made more money waiting tables or serving coffee. That’s the truth. 99.9 % of artists would make more money having a lemonade stand in their parents front yard.

We aren’t kids anymore. We have wives, kids, house payments- real life shit. Every member of this band has questioned how much longer they can do this. We’ve left our families for months at a time, sometimes coming home with what would equate to minimum wage. Or less. We’ve spent the last 5 years clinging to that last bastion of hope that we would have that hit song that would connect at radio or become a viral sensation and catapult us back up the mountain. We’ve had our fingers crossed for years, (so have the wives), that each next tour or album would be the answers to all of our prayers. It didn’t exactly work out that way.

So here we are.

Yes, the music industry has changed. But it’s NOT all doom and gloom! Not even close. The beautiful thing about being a band in 2014 is that we’ve never had more control over our own destiny. We have more power and a more direct connection to our fans than ever. We can pick up an iPhone and reach you all, instantly. That’s fucking magic!

So what do we do?

We’re going to completely re-think the way we operate as a band and business. Re-think the puzzle. Some of us have other bands, some make films and pictures, some build stuff, some will produce music, some work in radio. SOTY will not be our sole endeavor moving forward, because we can no longer sustain as grown ass men with real world responsibilities on SOTY alone. That’s the truth.

Adam will no longer continue on this journey, as it doesn’t fit with his life plan moving forward, and that’s absolutely okay. SOTY has always been about more than music- we support our friends round’ here- and we wish him nothing but the absolute best. Please do the same, because that’s our boy.

The rest of us will carry on. This band has given us more than you will ever know. And besides, it’s just too much fun! That feeling of walking out on stage, or writing a song that can change someone’s life- we won’t walk away from that. We will keep the torch burning bright. This is a beautiful time to be a creative person, despite the growing pains and financial insecurities. The old days are gone. No one is getting a big record deal, but so what? We can record music for 1/20 of what it used to cost because of technology. We can deliver it directly to our fans because of the internet. This is only possible now. If this were 15 years ago, we would have no choice but to hang it up. But we don’t have to, and we’re not. We are going to make records that we want to make, and play shows that we want to play. And in between we will do other things. SOTY will go on, because our band rules! There is no more pressure. It’s going to be just like it was when we were 15, and we played & recorded music for the simple love and joy of it. And then we’ll play some shows. Play a festival in Belgium or South Korea. Do a little Japan tour. Play solid USA markets. Spend a week in Australia. What we won’t do is spend 13 months a year on the road away from our families just to scrape by, stressed the fuck out because if we don’t have that magical song then we’ll be dropped from the label. No more of that. We are working class musicians, changing our business model.

That’s where we are, and it feels great.

We are planning a record now. Songs being written as we speak. And we plan to continue releasing records until we are skeletons. Between albums we will play shows & tour when it makes sense, and when we aren’t doing that we will pursue other endevours and be husbands and fathers. No more rock star myth. No more of this false, entertainment industry standard of only showing the best hand. We want to show you warts and all. Show you what being a working class artist entails. Fuck all that other bullshit. This is, and always has been about friendship and a mutual love of music. We are inspired as ever, ready to rock harder than ever. Here’s to a new era of creativity. A new era of re-ignited passion and possibility. Here’s to the next adventure!

We love you humans, and we know you are with us. Now let’s rock some shows!

SOTY’

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Dirty Heads Premiere Video For “Silence”

Dirty Heads have released a brand new music video for their single, “Silence,” from the brand new album, Sound Of Change. The video premiered on Yahoo! Music, but is now online. While on tour this summer, the single became a live favorite, spurring the making of the video, filmed during a break in their summer tour schedule. Watch the video below.

In October, Dirty Heads will kick off a North American and European tour. You can see the dates below.


Tickets are on sale now with VIP meet & greet packages available at

http://dirtyheads.groundctrl.net

 

DATE                         CITY/STATE                             VENUE

October 10                  Ventura, CA                               Majestic Ventura Theater w/Rome

October 11                  Los Angeles, CA                        The Wiltern w/Rome

October 13                  Santa Cruz, CA                          The Catalyst w/Rome

October 14                  Sacramento, CA                         Ace of Spades w/Rome

October 16                  Chico, CA                                   Senator Theatre w/Rome

October 17                  Crystal Bay, NV                          Crystal Bay Club Crown Room w/Rome

October 20                  Calgary, AB                                Flames Central w/Rome

October 21                  Edmonton, AB                            The Starlite Room w/Rome

October 23                  Winnipeg, MB                             Union Sound Hall w/Rome

October 25                  Madison, WI                                Barrymore Theatre w/Rome

October 26                  Omaha, NE                                 Sokol Auditorium w/Rome

October 27                  Bloomington, IN                           The Bluebird w/Rome

October 29                  Toronto, ON                                 Phoenix Concert Theatre w/Rome

October 31                  Hampton Beach, NH                    Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom w/Rome

November 3                 Providence, RI                             Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel w/Rome

November 4                 New Haven, CT                            Toad’s Place w/Rome

November 5                 New York, NY                               Best Buy Theater w/Rome

November 7                 Norfolk, VA                                   The NorVa w/Rome

November 8                 Richmond, VA                             The National

November 9                 Washington, DC                           9:30 Club w/Rome

November 11                Raleigh, NC                                 Lincoln Theatre w/Rome

November 12                Asheville, NC                              The Orange Peel w/Rome

November 13                Atlanta, GA                                 Variety Playhouse w/Rome

November 14                 Jacksonville, FL                         Mavericks at The Landing w/Rome

November 16                 Ft. Lauderdale, FL                       Culture Room w/Rome

November 22                 Paris, France                               Les Etoiles

November 23                 Zurich, Switzerland                      Eldorado

November 25                 Berlin, Germany                          Bi Nuu

November 26                 Cologne, Germany                      Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld

November 28                 London, UK                                 Barfly

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Surprise! Pornhub Has a…Record Label?

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Happy Fun Friday! And, hell, we’ve got some…fun? news for you today. It would appear that Pornhub has a record label.

Yes, you read that right:

Pornhub has a record label.

Over the summer, Pornhub (for those of you that don’t now, the name basically suggests its purpose: a virtual hub for porn) released a “NSFW” music video for Coolio’s “Take It To The Tub.” I guess they liked the results of the music video and decided they wanted to be a bit more involved in the music industry. Billboard reported that yesterday marked the official launch of Pornhub Records.

Added bonus for any bands out there: They are having a song search to locate an official “anthem” for Pornhub.

“We’ve always seen a strong music presence from the beginning of Pornhub,” company head of PR and marketing Matt Blake told Billboard. “Artists upload their own stuff, like uncensored tracks and R-rated versions of songs. Some people come in and upload exclusive videos, so it creates a buzz for them.”

The anthem song contest winner will be chosen by a panel of “high-profile artists” and win $5,000 to create a music video, which the company guarantees a minimum of 500,000 views.

On the record label, Pornhub VP Corey Price told Billboard:

“We’re looking for acts that aren’t necessarily porn-focused. We’re an ad-based network looking for content that appeals to our demographic. Mature lyrics for an adult audience; no boy bands or teen-pop, for instance. Producers, music technicians, everyone in the business you could imagine. There’s erotic folk, rap, country — everybody has come to us.”

 

I’m still not really sure what to think. A development in the industry or a sign of the zombie apocalypse slowly approaching? Let Planet Stereo know in the comments below.

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Epic Proportions Spotlight: Hour 24

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After years of being connected, Planet Stereo is placing a spotlight on the bands on the Epic Proportions Tour, an amazing company that helps promote artists by getting them on the road and performing for high schoolers, colleges, and even army bases. As the tour goes on, expect more Q&As to be posted with as many of the bands as possible. Below, you can see a Q&A session between Planet Stereo and Hour 24.

Sometimes, a band just has a powerful presence from the get-go, commanding attention, and quickly gaining a momentum all their own. Michigan’s Hour 24 is certainly doing just that, especially after the release of their new single, “Take Me Away,” and their non-stop touring!

 

PS: Thanks so much for doing the interview. How are you?

H24: Not a problem at all! I’m doing great, thanks.

 

PS: Are you excited to be on the Epic Proportions Tour?

H24: We are extremely excited to be going on the Epic Proportions Tour this fall! I think that what Gabe and Peter do for hardworking unsigned bands is incredible. On our last tour we had in June/July, we had the privilege to play at Milwaukee’s Summerfest with the current EPT lineup at that time, so we were able to meet everyone and really get off on an awesome note before we hop along with them in the fall. They are some of the realest people I’ve met. We’re all very excited.

 

PS: Is there a specific date you’re most excited about?

H24: I don’t think that there is any specific date that we are excited about, but moreso just the whole concept of what EPT does. Being able to play at high schools while school is in session is the thing that I’m mostly excited about. It’s a built in crowd of the exact demographic that appeals to our music the most.

 

PS: How do you think the Epic Proportions Tour helps unsigned bands?

H24: EPT helps unsigned bands in so many ways, and has already helped Hour 24 immensely before we even have left to go on tour with them.  Playing at venues/bars, you never know what type of and/or how many people are going to come through the door, so having a guaranteed crowd at a high school is so surreal and refreshing to be honest. This tour has the ability for us to make a lot of new fans, much more than any DIY tour would be able to guarantee. As I mentioned before, EPT also got Hour 24 a slot on a main stage at Milwaukee’s Summerfest this past July, playing the same day as Paramore and Fall Out Boy. To be a part of something so huge was so incredible and we are all very grateful that EPT got us on it. There are many other things in the works within the EPT/Hour 24 relationship, and to say the least, I’m excited and very happy to be working with them.

 

PS: Do you know any of the bands on the tour already?

H24: Yes! On our last DIY tour, we ended up playing in Phoenix, AZ with the band UFN who is also on the fall tour with EPT. We also spent about 3-4 days with Gabe Kubanda and Halocene at Summerfest and an Air Force Base show in Kansas City, MO that we played with together.

 

PS: After the tour, you’re headed to the studio to record your debut full-length. What can listeners expect from that?

H24: All I can say is that I am excited. We have 3 songs written (with many other “ideas”) for this new record so far and the sound we are producing is just so much more mature and full in comparison to our last release, One Step at a Time. Listeners can expect that same punch that we deliver at our live shows, but our new songs are going to appeal to peoples emotions more and not just lyrically. There are parts in these new songs that just by playing them at practice it gives me goosebumps. After the fall tour with EPT, we are planning to go off in a cabin in a national forest for 3 weeks to complete writing the record. We want to be away from everything. No distractions, no jobs, no drama, no responsibilities, just music. We are going to put everything we have into this next record for sure.

 

PS: You’re going to be working with Dan Korneff. How did you come to the decision that he would produce the album?

H24: That’s a good question. When I tell people we are going to be working with Korneff their jaws drop and they say wwhhhooaaa you guys aren’t messing around. That is the reason we are going with Korneff. We know his capabilities and his resume is astounding. We want to release an album that makes peoples jaws drop and have them saying “wwhhoooaaa”. As far as we’re concerned, you can never settle for anything but the best if you want to make it in the music industry. Although it will be tough on our wallets, we truly believe that by working through Korneff, it can open up so many more doors than working with just any other producer. We have a dream, we’re going to do whatever it takes to make it become a reality.

 

PS: Are you going to be performing some of the songs while on tour?

H24: We already incorporate one of the songs on the record into our set, and it is actually one of our “fan favorites” even though we’ve only played it on one tour. Our newest song we just wrote is one of my favorite yet, but we are debating whether or not to play any more, or to keep it a surprise. Who knows! Maybe we’ll play it a day or two 😉

 

PS: Do you have a concept/theme in mind while going in?

H24: I wouldn’t say that we have a concept, but we really just have a motive. One of the main reasons that we are a band is to help spread positive vibes to kids and to help them. I know that kids these days are battling things such as depression, bullying, suicidal tenancies, and so on. I want to be able to be here for the kids and help them through the message in our music. In the big picture of Hour 24, we are 5 people who are fun loving and care about our fans in every way. Without them, we’d be nothing, and we’re always trying to help make their journey though life just a little bit more easier. I’ve spoken to a handful of kids that have really hit me at heart, that feeling (along with the shear joy of playing music) is why I do it.

 

PS: What advantages do you think you have because you are unsigned?

H24: Being unsigned has its advantages because you’re free in every respect. You can make your own decisions, spend/invest how you want, do business the way you want, and so on. With that being said, it’s also a lot harder to keep things going on a steady incline when it is literally your band against the world’s possibilities. For now, we are working hard to be better every day.

 

PS: Will you ever sign to a label?

H24: I would say that’s a goal for us. Record labels can offer a band the opportunity to grow in many aspects. If we were to sign to a record label, we wouldn’t just kick it and watch things happen, nor would we expect them to. We are the type of people that work hard at everything we do and I know that if/when we sign with a label, we will still be giving it our 110% effort at all times, working with the label.

 

PS: Where do you see yourselves in five years?

H24: That’s a tough question since there are so many possible outcomes. I would hope that we are doing what we are doing now, but on a larger scale. Traveling, meeting new people, playing music, and making lifelong memories with my best friends.

For more on Hour 24, click HERE. You can also click HERE to learn more about Epic Proportions Tour and see when it’s coming to you!
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Driver Friendly Announce Upcoming Tour

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Hopeless Records and Driver Friendly announced today that the band will join Transit and Such Gold on an upcoming tour, kicking off Friday, October 17th at The Barbary in Philadelphia, PA! Tickets for the tour go on sale Friday, August 22nd at 12pm EST and can be purchased at: http://www.driverf.com/tour /

 

The band is currently finishing up their successful nationwide tour with Seaway, Stickup Kid and Candy Hearts.

 

Driver Friendly recently released their highly anticipated full length, Unimagined Bridges on July 15th via Hopeless Records to amazing critic and fan response. The album can be purchased now via iTunes or MerchNow.

 

Purchase Unimagined Bridges:

 

Upcoming Tour Dates

 

w/ Seaway, Stickup Kid, Candy Hearts

Aug 19 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room

Aug 20 Cleveland, OH – Mahalls

Aug 21 Lansing, MI – Macs Bar

 

w/ Transit and Such Gold

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 22nd @ 12pmEST

 

Oct 17 Philadelphia, PA – Barbary

Oct 18 Pawtucket, RI – The Met

Oct 19 Boston, MA – Middle East

Oct 21 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Loft @ The Chance

Oct 22 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes

Oct 24 Hamden, CT – The Space

Oct 25 New York, NY – The Studio @ Webster Hall

Oct 26 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall

Oct 28 Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s

Oct 29 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room

Oct 30 Covington, KY – Legends

Oct 31 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater

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Q&A: Tyler Demorest of KIVEN

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 After releasing their self-titled album in February and completing a US tour in May, KIVEN is one busy band. Thankfully, the band’s lead vocalist, Tyler Demorest, was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions for Planet Stereo.

 

Planet Stereo: I have to ask, what does KIVEN mean/stand for and how did the name come about?

Tyler Demorest: It’s cool we get this question a lot [laughs]. The name Kiven came about through an inside joke with our good friend and old drummer Ted. Long story short: he had a jerk neighbor named Kevin so we named the band in spite of him. The thing is, I’m of the opinion almost every band name sucks until you make something of it. We liked the name Kiven because there weren’t any attached meanings, so the definition of Kiven was our blank canvas to paint as a project.

 

PS: How did you all get together?

TD: We were lucky enough to meet while attending college although I had previously met Dan through a summer camp for guitar geeks haha. We jammed together a ton throughout that summer so it was pretty natural to start collaborating again once we got to the same college. Next Matt joined the band in 2010 follow by Jake in 2012. The band really caught focus after graduating and is now our full time effort.

 

PS: How would you describe your sound to someone who had never heard your music before?

TD: That’s always a difficult question… sonically, we like to say it’s rock music but I think it’s a bit different than just straight ahead rock. We get heavy, but throughout the album there are more intimate spacious songs that explore those kinds of interests we have as well. Our influences come from all over the place but we come together and focus really on the musicality of our compositions. There’s a lot of dynamics and different arrangements throughout the record so we’d like to think you can stay entertained while listening to the entire album.

 

PS: You released your self-titled album at the end of February. Can you walk me through the creative process

TD: We’re a very collaborative band and find it’s extremely important to write songs that focus on the composition and how each instrument can interact with each other. When writing this album, we’d all get in a room and just press go; slowly shaping and chipping away at each song until we felt they were at a place worthy of recording. At the time of writing the album, we were all lucky enough to be working day jobs in the industry – but the balance of working while still dedicating 100% of yourself to your craft was quite challenging. When we started, we really sat down and committed ourselves to dedicating our time to this project. It was our first full length so we really wanted to make sure it was as perfect as it could be in our eyes. We’d write songs, re-write them twice, record them, the re-write em again… but it was all worth it. Pulling long days and longer nights eventually felt normal particularly when recording as we’d go in and track instruments after working all day and were pretty comfortable with getting home during that blurred time when night becomes morning. A lot of people don’t realize the time and effort it takes to put together a full length record haha. It was nice to really paint a complete picture of what Kiven represents and sounds like with 13 tracks. In the past it’s just been EPs and we felt we were never able to truly put out the whole picture. So this full length to me and many others is our first real effort and it’s been amazing listening to the feedback and playing these songs on the road.

 

PS: Did you go into recording with a specific theme/concept in mind?

TD: Not really, just that we wanted to create a full album that supported the diversity in our writing style. We weren’t looking to create 13 songs trying to be the radio single but rather paint the first completed picture of what Kiven represented to each of us at the time which is why we decided to keep the album self titled.

 

PS: Do you have a favorite track from the album?

TD: This answer changes all the time [laughs] but I find myself coming back to One By One fairly often. It takes you on a bit of a journey of everything Kiven going from spacious soundscapes to heavy sections in odd meter to groove ridden verses with a melodic chorus colored by thick harmonies.

 

PS: How have crowds been responding to the new material?

TD: It’s been awesome. We’ve gotten to really tour for the first time off this record and we’ve really enjoyed the experience. These songs are difficult but extremely fun to be live.

 

PS: “I Can Take It” has been circulating on the airwaves right now. What is it like to hear yourselves on the radio?

TD: It’s exciting for sure. Hearing our songs on stations I listened to growing up everyday is an incredibly rewarding experience.

 

 

PS: What is so special to you about “I Can Take It”?

TD: “I Can Take It” is actually the only song we did on the album with a producer. We were lucky enough to work with Tony Hajjar of At The Drive-In / Sparta on this track and I’ll never forget that experience. They were some of my favorite bands growing up so being able to collaborate with Tony and create something under the guise of my own project was a memory I’ll never forget.

 

PS: Do you have any advice for young musicians who want to pursue a career in music full-time?

TD: Only two things…. First, to play together with your bandmates. Really listen to the parts you’re writing, the tempos you’re feeling, risks you’re all taking and ideas coming out of thin air. Really embrace the human element of creation and you’ll be happy with the music you’re able to create together. My second piece of advice would be that no one is going to do it for you. Work hard on your craft and be smart with how you handle your business engagements while you’re developing.

 

PS: You did a US tour in May. How did that go?

TD: It was awesome! We had all just left our full-time jobs and were lucky enough to be on tour with a bunch of great people in the band My Body Sings Electric. It doesn’t really get better than traveling and performing music you love.

 

PS: Were there any touring antics/pranks along the way?

TD: [laughs] Nothing too crazy. Our schedule was about 10 hours of driving a day, so there wasn’t a whole lot of time for pranks.

 

PS: What is a memory that immediately stands out to you from the tour?

TD: It was really the whole experience, but along the tour we did a date with Grouplove in Idaho at the Kibbie Dome… and that was pretty great. Playing a stadium was addicting and I’m looking forward to doing it again hopefully sooner than later.

 

PS: Seeing as there was a diverse lineup throughout the dates, what was the most fun thing about performing with all these other acts?

TD: Really just meeting other musicians in different parts of the country working towards similar goals. It’s interesting to listen to the sounds being created in each city and to become a part of that cities musical landscape if even for a moment.

 

PS: What is the craziest thing you’ve seen on tour?

TD: A moose [laughs]. In Utah we woke up and were all enjoying a bowl of chex when we were joined by a moose right outside our door. I think there’s probably some pictures up on our website, but that was pretty great.

 

PS: Are there any plans for new music?

TD: Most definitely. I can’t reveal anything too prematurely but we never stopped writing once we finished our album and hope to have another record available in the near future.

 

For more on KIVEN, click HERE.

You can purchase their self-titled album HERE.

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New Found Glory Signs To Hopeless Records

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Today, Hopeless Records happily announced the signing of pop-punk icons New Found Glory. The band is currently writing and recording their eighth full-length studio album, which will be released later this year. This fall, New Found Glory is set to hit all three stops of Riot Fest in North America before heading across the pond to the UK for their Pop Punk’s Not Dead headlining tour in November. See below for a full list of upcoming tour dates.

Originally formed in 1997, New Found Glory is comprised of Jordan Pundik (lead vocals), Chad Gilbert (lead guitar, vocals), Ian Grushka (bass guitar) and Cyrus Bolooki (drums).

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Jun 20 Amnesia Rockfest Montebello, QC

Aug. 29-31 Fashion Meets Music Festival Columbus, OH

Sep 6-7 Riot Fest Toronto, ON

Sep 12-14 Riot Fest Chicago, IL

Sep 19-21 Riot Fest Denver, CO

Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour UK

w/ The Story So Far, Candy Hearts & Only Rivals

Nov 15 The Institute Birmingham, GB

Nov 16 O2 Academy Newcastle Newcastle, GB

Nov 17 O2 ABC Glasgow, GB

Nov 18 Rock City Nottingham, GB

Nov 20 O2 Academy Liverpool Liverpool, GB

Nov 21 Manchester Academy Manchester, GB

Nov 22 O2 Academy Leeds Leeds, GB

Nov 23 Cardiff University Cardiff, GB

Nov 25 O2 Academy Bristol Bristol, GB

Nov 26 Portsmouth Pyramids Portsmouth, GB

Nov 28 The Forum London, GB

Nov 29 The Forum London, GB

Stay tuned for more information to be announced soon.

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