Chris Payne, writing over at Billboard:
Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance played Warped in ‘04 and after drawing fervent crowds, were signed on for the next year early; by the time June ‘05 rolled around, “Sugar, We’re Goin Down” and “Helena” were MTV staples, improbably climbing the Hot 100. 700,000 kids came out that summer, more than any Warped before or since (for context, last year pulled 300,000). Individual bands regularly sold over $30,000 of merch per day. Bodyguards were needed for the first time. At summer’s end, the tour’s profits hit seven figures. But Warped’s summer-long slog paid another price; across 48 shows in 59 days, musicians and personnel grappled with oversized egos, volatile — if not occasionally hostile — environments, and a sideshow’s worth of distractions far from home, with a massive mainstream audience suddenly watching.
Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco is featured on Amazon’s “Song of the Day” from today until next Friday. To hear his picks, ask Alexa to “play the song of the day” on an Echo or in the Amazon Music app.
Foo Fighters performed “Best of You” last night on the Late Late Show with James Corden.
Third Eye Blind will release the cover album, Thanks for Everything, on August 24th. The album will have covers of Bon Iver (“Blood Bank”), Queens of the Stone Age (“In the Fade”), Santigold (“This Isn’t Our Parade”), Chastity Belt (“Joke”), Babyshambles (“Fuck Forever”), Tim Buckley (“Song to the Siren”), and Happy Diving (“Ten”). The cover of “Fuck Forever” is up on Spotify and Apple Music.
Coheed and Cambria will release their new album, The Unheavenly Creatures, on October 5th. The album is over 75 minutes long and was self-produced. Pre-orders for the boxset are now available.
St. Lucia have released “A Brighter Love” and “Paradise is Waiting” from their upcoming album.
Death Cab for Cutie performed “Gold Rush” on Colbert last night.
The Maine have released their acoustic album on digital platforms like Apple Music and Spotify.
Wet have released their new song “You’re Not Wrong.”
This week’s notable releases include This Wild Life, Panic! at the Disco, and Vacationer. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. Hit the quote bubble to access our forums and talk about what came out today, what albums you picked up, and to make mention of anything we may have missed.
The Living End have released their new song “Don’t Lose It.”
Tony Bush, the former lead singer of Scenes from a Movie, has a new music project called Lady Lightning. There’s a social media account set up, but no music publicly available yet.
Pohgoh will release their new album, Secret Club, on September 7th. Today they’ve debuted the new song “Business Mode,” which you can hear below via The Fader.
Steve Knopper, writing at The New York Times:
The New York Times spoke to 75 women and nonbinary musicians who have performed on the tour, many of whom echoed NPR Music’s Ann Powers, who recently criticized Warped as a “wild boys’ paradise.” Some divulged #MeToo stories; others ripped bands known for making misogynistic remarks onstage.
Josh Constine, writing for TechCrunch:
Today at a flashy event in San Francisco, the company announced it will begin allowing users to upload videos up to one hour in length, up from the previous one-minute limit. And to house the new longer-form videos from content creators and the general public, Instagram is launching IGTV. Accessible from a button inside the Instagram homescreen, as well as a standalone app, IGTV will spotlight popular videos from Instagram celebrities.
Ben Beaumont-Thomas, interviewed Trent Reznor for The Guardian:
Aside from this flirtation with the devil, he and Ross describe it as a reflection on Trump’s America. “It feels like things are coming unhinged, socially and culturally,” says Reznor. “The rise of Trumpism, of tribalism; the celebration of stupidity. I’m ashamed, on a world stage, at what we must look like as a culture. It’s seeing life through the eyes of having four small kids – what are they coming into? And who am I in this world where it feels like every day the furniture got moved a bit while I slept?”
Holy Pinto’s new EP, Tales from The Traveling T-Shirt Salesman, can be streamed below via Substream.