Dan Campbell just posted a photo of The Wonder Years' new practice space with the caption “Since our last practice spot was condemned by the board of health, we’ll be writing our next record in this new luxurious practice space… until it too gets condemned by the board of health.” It seems as though they’ll be getting to work on LP4 sooner rather than later.
Counting Crows have an excellent new album out today and we have a special interview with Adam Duritz talking about it. Check it out here.
I dont think anyone knows what sells records. There is literally no one who thought our first record was going to sell that many. Theres no way. Nobody did. It just happens sometimes. You cant manipulate popular culture. Well, I guess sometimes you can, but were not in that business. The smartest thing we always seemed to do was do what we wanted to do, since thats what got us there in the first place. Our best records were always going to be made by us, so we just made the records we wanted to make. Theres a certain truth in that that bears out to your audience, too, and to the people watching you.
Copeland have revealed the track listing for their upcoming album, Ixora. Don’t forget to pre-order the album as well, Halloween will be here before you know it.
01) Have I Always Loved You?
03) I Can Make You Feel Young Again
07) Like A Lie
09) World Turn
10) Like I Want You
11) In Her Arms You Will Never Starve
The Quesadilla Factory in Centralia, WA held their last show last Friday night, and The Story So Far flew out to play an hour-long set at this 300 cap restaurant. Head to the replies to see them play their closer, “Mt. Diablo”, as well as “High Regard” and “Quicksand”. You can also check out photos from Future-Breed and Jesus Martinez.
David Weiss over at SonicScoop writes about the decision to allow no artificial reverb on La Dispute's Wildlife.
Like many feats of engineering, the no reverb rule came not by design but as a matter of natural course, starting at the initial sessions in Chicago. We had miked the drums in the live room, and the room mics that were in there were set up for talkback, Pedulla recalls. Then the guitarist was in there to be next to his amp, and we started realizing, This sounds cool. The parts needed this ambience, and sounded really good with that sound that you dont get from close mics.f
Thats just how it came across to me. Its the sort of baseline assumptions that one can make. Its sort of like MileyIm going to get a lot of shit for thisbut its just like what Miley Cyrus is doing right now. We dont really know whats in her head or why shes doing this. But we can assume shes trying to grow up and expand her image and no longer be a teeny-bopper icon, and shes trying to be dangerous and sexy and hip. So thats our assumption that may be miles from whatever shes actually thinking about.