Today we’re introducing you to New Jersey emo-rock quintet Sleep In, a band whose guitarist, Eric McNelis, was a member of Evan Weiss’ former band The Progress. The group will release their debut LP, Settling, on April 29 (digital) and May 27 (vinyl; preorder here) via Hide Away Records and you can stream a new song from the release, “Sleep Sound,” in the replies. Check out the song if you’re a fan of Topshelf Records’ roster and enjoy some pop sensibility with your emo; you can also listen to the album-opening “I Do Know and I’m Not Sorry” here if you want another taste.
We have a brand new song premiere from Nashville’s Bloom. The track is titled “You Can’t Always Be Juggling Blood And Fire” and will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Pedro The Lion, Mansions, and early Death Cab For Cutie. Check out the song in the replies - it’s off the band’s upcoming new LP, Thousand Yard Stare, which will be available on May 20th and can be pre-ordered now via Broken Circles.
Rumor has it that Beyoncé and Jay Z are planning a national tour as co-headliners this summer. Supposedly called “The Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour,” it will run from June 13 through August 6, with eventual European dates planned as well.
Recent Pure Noise Records signees Brigades have released a song called “Glass Casket” from the upcoming reissue of their Crocodile Tears EP; the lyric video is in the replies. The release is out on May 6 and can be preordered here. The South Carolina pop-punk act will be supporting Hit The Lights on their Skip School, Start Fights tour.
Sky Ferreira released the music video for a 2013 highlight “I Blame Myself" yesterday. At the time, she wrote that it was "obviously based off of real events," referring to her 2013 arrest alongside DIIV frontman/boyfriend Zachary Cole for posession of controlled substances. Now, she’s taken to Facebook to defend herself against accusations of racism in the video. Read her response to the accusations in the replies.
In case you were wondering how much more fun Aaron Paul is having than you post-Breaking Bad wrapping up, he was on stage for Arcade Fire's Coachella-closing set last weekend. Wearing a Pope Francis costume. Check out a photo in the replies (source).