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Motion City Soundtrack – I Disappear

November 19, 2009

Motion City Soundtrack – Justin Pierre, Josh Cain, Matt Taylor, Tony Thaxton and Jesse Johnson – are gearing up for their major label debut – My Dinosaur Life – due out January 19th on Columbia Records. In anticipation of the new album, the band released their first new song “Disappear” from the album on October 20th and today they are premiering the video for “Disappear” on MySpace!

In addition, if you haven’t already heard about the “Dino Trail” yet go to and follow the one and only Justin Pierre as he continues his adventures across the US – busking, hanging with fans, playing in dorm rooms, visiting radio stations, jamming with bands, etc. There are some great photos and video clips, so once you’ve checked out the new music video – check out the Dino Trail clips!

And if you want to see the band live, catch them in December when they join up with Weezer for a handful of dates or check them out on one of the 2010 headlining dates just announced earlier this week!

Motion City Soundtrack – “Disappear”

Motion City Soundtrack | MySpace Music Videos

Kava Kava – Clarity

November 19, 2009

Kava Kava “Clarity” directed by Michael Slavens.

Label: Midnight Swimming.

UK band Kava Kava have released their new record Forwards on US label Midnight Swimming to rave reviews. Digital magazines and bloggers such as Skope, MadLoud, Verbicide, Be, Skiboard and Live to Ride are among the many who are giving the record high praise. “[Kava Kava] fully realizes a distinct and unique sound that is bringing the indie music scene to its knees … Well-earned confidence leaks through every song like sex streams from your television, says Indie Music Universe. They are also featured on the new iTunes game Tap Tap Revenge and songs from the record have appeared on Weeds, Xbox 360 snowboarding game Stoked, John From Cincinnati, and Dirt.

I Will Never Be The Same Interview

November 16, 2009

Article and Photos By: Tim Bannock

View all of Tim’s I Will Never Be The Same photos here.

To paraphrase a great, sometimes it’s a long, strange trip. You set out prepared for one thing, and you end up on a wildly different journey. Thus began Friday, Nov. 6th, as CWG Metal reviewer Dave Brooks and CWG Hard Rock/Metal reviewer Tim Bannock set out for the Dakota Bar in Santa Monica to watch I Will Never Be The Same tear up the stage in support of their debut album, Standby.

I Will Never Be The Same – The Chicks With Guns Interview from Jim Markunas on Vimeo.

Sherwood – Maybe This Time

November 7, 2009

Sherwood enlisted the help of the multi-talented Matt Wignall best known for his work with the Cold War Kids ( to direct the video for the first single off their latest release, Qu – out now on MySpace Records.

The result is a beautiful and creative visual companion to the California-pop sounds of Sherwood – complete with tongue-in-cheek cameo appearance by the album’s producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Pete Yorn, Smashing Pumpkins).

Tegan and Sara – Hell

October 29, 2009

One of the most celebrated and Beloved forces in modern music, Canadian pop-rock icons Tegan and Sara release their eagerly awaited sixth studio album, entitled SAINTHOOD, out now on Sire/Vapor Records.

SAINTHOOD was produced by Death Cab for Cutie’s Chris Walla (who also produced 2007’s critically applauded
THE CON) and Howard Redekopp (who produced 2004’s groundbreaking effort SO JEALOUS) and mixed by Grammy Award winner Dave Sardy (Oasis, Primal Scream, Marilyn Manson).

The follow-up to 2007’s THE CON, SAINTHOOD addresses secular themes of devotion, delusion, and exemplary behavior in the pursuit of love and relationships. The songs, Tegan and Sara say, were “inspired by emotional longing and the quiet actions we hope may be noticed by the objects of our affection. SAINTHOOD is about obsession with romantic ideals. In the service of relationships we practice being perfect. We practice our sainthood in the hope that we will be rewarded with adora tion. As we are driven to become anything for someone else, we sometimes become martyrs for our cause.

Love, like faith, can never be held in an individual’s hands. But the story of a great love affair – especially one that is unrequited or has ended too soon – can be woven like scripture or a bedtime story. And so the themes of SAINTHOOD are tied together by this simple title, borrowed, with great respect, from the lyrics of the Leonard Cohen song ‘Came So Far For Beauty’: ‘I practiced all my sainthood / I gave to one and all / But the rumors of my virtue / They moved her not at all.’”

Tegan and Sara began recording SAINTHOOD in May at the legendary Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA, where Tom Petty, Nirvana, and Fleetwood Mac have all recorded. They finished laying down tracks at Seattle’s Two Sticks Audio, owned by Death Cab drummer Jason McGerr.

Tegan and Sara have also recently completed their first ever set of books, titled ON, IN, AT. The three-book set chronicles different time periods in writing and photographs from the past year of Tegan and Sara’s lives: their 2008 US national tour, their 2009 Australian tour, and a joint writing session in New Orleans for the new album. Also be sure to check out Tegan and Sara performing live on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien on Nov 2.
Check local listings for details.

The Script Interview W/ TV Guide

October 24, 2009

The Script recently stopped by TV Guide for an exclusive interview to give fans the scoop on their debut album, what it’s like opening for U2 and what fans can expect in the near future.

Make sure to check out the video below to learn a little bit more about your favorite Irish rockers and head over to The Script’s official site to see a full list of dates for their upcoming tour with David Cook.

Thursday – Circuits of Fever

October 23, 2009

The “Circuits of Fever” video was directed by Thursday guitarist and film enthusiast Steve Pedulla who also directed the band’s video for “For the Workforce, Drowning” and the Kill The House Lights DVD, and co-edited Thursday’s videos for “Ladies And Gentlemen: My Brother, The Failure” and “Resuscitation of a Dead Man.” Pedulla studied cinematography at North Carolina School of the Arts before picking up the guitar in the influential post-hardcore band.

Thursday is currently on tour till the end of the year in support of Common Existence.

The Script – Breakeven (Live on Ellen)

October 23, 2009

The Script recently stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to perform their hit single “Breakeven.” The Irish trio has sold over 2 million albums worldwide, and have been the opening act for some of the biggest names in music including Paul McCartney and U2. Now the group is preparing to hit the road with David Cook on a countrywide tour. Take a look at their performance here and check out all of the upcoming tour dates at the bands official site and MySpace.

New Found Glory – Don’t Let Her Pull You Down

October 23, 2009

Pop-punk heroes New Found Glory battle flesh-starved zombie vixens in their new video for “Don’t Let Her Pull You Down,” debuting today.

Directed by Meiert Avis (U2, Bruce Springsteen), the extended music video is a hilariously frightening tale of a young couple who watch a movie about New Found Glory narrowly escaping the clutches of scantily clad zombies, only to realize it’s more realistic than they thought.

Details about the cast of the “Don’t Let Her Pull You Down” music video can be found on the movie’s IMDB page and a poster can be downloaded here. A limited 7″ vinyl single (666 on aqua blue/1334 on orange) featuring “Don’t Let Her Pull You Down” and Japanese B-side “I’m The Fool” will be available soon through KingsRoad and on the band’s upcoming tour.

New Found Glory declare that “Pop-punk is not dead” in the new video and are hitting the road this fall with Dashboard Confessional to prove it. Don’t be a zombie and miss out!!

Hot Chelle Rae – I Like To Dance (Acoustic)

October 22, 2009

Hot Chelle Rae announce themselves as a force to be reckoned with on their debut album Lovesick Electric. How can you argue with bold, swaggering vocals, monster sing-along choruses, crunching rock guitar, and a propulsive rhythm section that just won’t quit?

“We wanted the music to sound larger than life,” says guitarist Nash Overstreet of the group’s epic dance-rock sound. “We wanted it to sound explosive and new and fun and be better than anything out there,” adds frontman Ryan Keith Follese. Indeed, stomping, blistering jams like “I Like to Dance,” “Never Have I Ever,” “Say (Half Past Nine),” and “Bushes,” will sound equally fierce whether they’re blasting from a car stereo or emanating from an arena stage.

As one reviewer has already raved about the Nashville newcomers: “Hot Chelle Rae are honest to goodness rock and roll at its finest — ripe and arrogant, sweating with tangible promise that hangs in the air at their live shows. Posh arrangements featuring refreshingly tasteful guitar, sly lyrics, and a 22-year-old lead singer dripping with charisma, leave you knowing that these guys will end up somewhere—everywhere.”

High praise, but not surprising considering that all four band members were raised with music in their DNA. Ryan, his brother/drummer Jamie, and Overstreet are the sons of A- list Nashville songwriters with multiple number one hits between them, while bassist Ian Keaggy’s dad is a world renowned Grammy-nominated guitarist.