Real Friends to Release Record Store Day EP


Real Friends took to Twitter, and probably every other social media account of theirs, earlier in the day to tease some big news to their followers

With in 15 minutes of that announcement, the Illinois band had revealed that they will be releasing a new EP titled More Acoustic Songs on Record Store Day (April 18).

In a video that they posted, the track list for the vinyl release was unveiled. “I Don’t Love You Anymore,” Late Nights in My Car,” and “Summer” will be featured on the record as well as a cover of The Starting Line’s song, “Island”

Check out the teaser below.

In a statement, both bassist Kyle Fasel and vocalist Dan Lambton revealed their excitement to be a part of this year’s Record Store Day and as to why they decided to go the acoustic route for the release.

“We are stoked to showcase our songs in acoustic form,” said Fasel.

“The main reason we did this was for personal taste. We all have connected with acoustic music in the past and currently. It’s also an added bonus to highlight these versions of our songs to our fans. It shows our songs in another light that we are very excited about sharing.”

“I am extremely excited that Real Friends is being included in this year’s Record Store Day,” added Lambton.

“RSD gives people a reason to leave the comfort of their homes and the ease of online shopping in order to have an actual experience when buying new music. It can introduce younger listeners to great record stores in their areas that they might not otherwise find if they were to strictly do their record shopping online. To be a part of something that is continually providing exciting releases to highlight and celebrate vinyl is very humbling.”

More Acoustic Songs will be available only at independent record store on Record Store Day.

In other news, Real Friends will be heading out on tour this spring alongside The Maine, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors. Full tour dates can be seen here.

Electric Century to Release EP for Record Store Day


Electric Century will finally be releasing some new tracks.

The group took to Twitter last night to reveal the good news to their fans who have been awaiting new music since last year.

The record, which will be the first solo release from former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way and his partners in the act Dave Debiak of Sleep Station and Justin Siegel formerly of Stars in Stereo, is set to be released on Record Store Day (April 18).

The EP will feature four songs; three of which are previously unreleased tracks. Check out the full details of the upcoming record directly from the Record Store Day website as well as the band.

“Electric Century EP 

Format: 10″ Colored Vinyl
Label: Panic State Records 
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

Electric Century is a fever dream. A Britpop happening made to bounce along heavy beats and driving bass. It’s your subconscious offering relief, a telltale anthem of joy. But the dream has been infected, like always, by the voices in your head: I can’t remember life without the pain.

Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) conceived Electric Century in a daydream. The band is derived from a title, scribbled in his middle-school science notebook. Its idea has been weathered through love and bitter loss, and cultivated within the world’s strangest embrace — sudden celebrity.

In Electric Century, Mikey joins forces with longtime friend Dave Debiak (Sleep Station, New London Fire), whose songwriting captures demons, addiction and despair, then holds them up plainly against the happy facade that we show to the world.


1.  Right There
2.  I Lied
3.  Hail the Saints
4.  If Heaven Will Have Me (Exclusive Record Store Day Track)”

Last year, the group released two tracks, “Let You Get Away” and “I Lied” to give people a taste of what to expect from the new project.

Foo Fighters Confirm Eighth Album


After many rumors and lots of coy comments from band members, The Foo Fighters have finally confirmed that the band are in fact recording a new album.

Since last year, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins had been dropping little hints in interviews that they had been working on new material. In an interview, Hawkins had said that Grohl was in the process of writing some new material while he was out on tour with his side project.

Late last night, the band posted a picture of the master tapes on shelf with labels that read, “Foo Fighters ‘LP 8.'” The caption that accompanied the picture was probably the icing on every Foo Fighter fans’ cake which simply read, “It’s Fucking ON!”

How else would one of the biggest rock bands of now announce their upcoming new album?

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We can all rest assure that the new album will be coming out sometime in 2014, but there’s a slight chance that it might be sooner than most of us think. The band have been hinting at it for almost a year and even Grohl has said before that they had been working on it in secret.

Who knows, maybe they’ll be able to one-up Beyoncé’s secret album release.

New Britney Spears Song Coming Your Way


Looks like fans of Britney Spears won’t have to wait any longer for new music from the pop star. Her new single which will be titled, “Work Bitch” is set to be released next week. Spears took to Twitter to reveal the news that the song will be making its debut on September 16th at 6 p.m. EST through iHeartRadio and local radio stations. The song will then go on to be released  at 12:01 a.m.  EST on September 17th through iTunes.

While the song will be released to the world on Monday evening, Spears had already gotten a head start on making the video for the song which was filmed in a desert. The video will be directed by the mastermind behind Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” video, Ben Mor. This won’t even be the first collaboration that the video director and the singer had worked on; Mor also worked on the music video for her song featuring, “Scream and Shout.”

Spears, being pretty good at keeping secrets at the time, revealed a cryptic countdown on her website last week which was counting down until September 17th. At the time, the speculation was that it would be the day that she would release a new song which ended up being accurate. Earlier this year, did reveal that he would be producing the new album. The last original song that had been released from the star was this Summer’s “Ooh La La” which was featured on The Smurfs 2 soundtrack.

As I Lay Dying Officially Off of Killswitch Engage Tour

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We knew that it was going to happen when the news of singer, Tim Lambesis’ arrest for the conspiracy to murder his ex-wife hit local news.

Almost a week after Lambesis was arrested and serious legal “issues”, As I Lay Dying have officially dropped off of their current tour with Killswitch Engage.

The band released the following statement about their inevitable release from the tour:

“To our fans,

In light of recent events, As I Lay Dying will unfortunately not be taking part in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage. Given the circumstances, we feel that it is best for the band to be off the road while the current situation gets sorted. We’d like to thank all of our fans for their ongoing support at this difficult time.

-Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh”

Deftones Release Statement About Chi Cheng’s Passing


It has been almost two days since the Deftones lost their bassist, Chi Cheng. The band have finally released a statement about it on their social media outlets. They write the following to fans about Chi:

“There are so many things I can say, and yet at this moment, none of it matters or compares to the loss everyone feels. There will be a hole in our lives where Chi once was. But that will be filled everyday with all of our love and memories we all have in our heart. He will always be here because of love. It’s time we all give our love and best, and do our best to love. Especially ourselves, Chi would want that for everyone. All our healing will begin with love. I love you, Chi.

Stephen, for Deftones”

“Rest in peace Chi Cheng,” the band’s lead vocalist, Chino Moreno, wrote on his Facebook page where fans left messages eulogizing Cheng.

At around midnight Sunday morning, Chi’s family wrote on the website, One Love For Chi dedicated to his honor, that the musician had passed away the morning before at 3a.m.; he was only 42.

In 2008, Chi was in an automobile accident that resulted in him being in a several year-long coma. In 2010, he started to show signs of improvement including, movement of his legs and responses to commands.