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The Daily Frequency (1/26/15)

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Featured, News, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Today, a lot of things happened in the world of music. Here are some of them.

1. The music world was in a mini-fervor earlier today upon learning that founding member of Blink-182 Tom Delonge had decided to “leave the band indefinitely” to “work on his non-musical endeavors,” (we can only assume he means Angels & Airwaves). The band’s remaining members (Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker) shortly thereafter announced they’d be moving forward, keeping all the band’s previous commitments by replacing Delonge with Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. A sad day for fans everywhere, right? As if to say, “not so fast!” Delonge released the following statement through his publicist a few hours later:

Contrary to reports, Tom DeLonge has not left Blink 182. “I never quit the band,” he says. “Actually, I was on the phone discussing a possible Blink-182 event in New York City when I heard the ‘news.’ The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year. I love Blink-182 and I’m not leaving.”

While this could in theory be good news for Blink fans, there’s a definite air of “what the hell is going on” here. We’ll try to keep you updated as these odd events unfold. Via Rolling Stone and Alternative Press.

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News: The Prodigy Give Details On New Album, Drop First Single “Nasty”

Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in Latest, News, Noise, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

It’s been nearly six years since UK-based electro-punk outfit The Prodigy’s last full-length Invaders Must Die, and the hype surrounding a follow-up ramped up considerably in the last few months as the group teased the idea of new material. On Monday the wait ended as the group announced The Day Is My Enemy, set for a March 30 release via the band’s label, Take Me to the Hospital. Via The Guardian:

“Along with details of the album’s release came a statement describing the band’s apocalyptic setting for their sixth LP, describing “drones and chaos” and “a subverted militaristic snare, a distorted break, a glitched dub attack, a Middle Eastern refrain, a cacophony of in-car dissonance, a symphony of random noise soundtracking life at the edge of the night.”

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News: World-Renowned Fabric Nightclub In Danger Of Closure Over Drug-Related Deaths

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Featured, Latest, News, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

London’s decade-plus nightlife gem Fabric – the club twice voted best in the world by DJ Magazine – is facing the potential of closing its doors over four drug-related deaths, including two in the last three months. Via The Independent:

“The Metropolitan police has filed papers detailing the “unacceptable number of deaths and near death incidents at the venue.” Police Constable Steven Harrington stated in the papers that “in the last three years, there have been eight incidents of patrons collapsing at the venue having taken illegal substances/drugs,” including MDMA. “Four of these incidents resulted in the near death of the victims and four have resulted, unfortunately, in the death of the victims,” he wrote.

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News: In Flames, All That Remains Announce “Charming America” Tour

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Latest, News, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

After announcing the release of their seventh studio effort in November – The Order Of Things, due out February 25 via Razor & Tie – Massachusetts metalcore outfit All That Remains have revealed their touring plans for the early months of 2015. They’ll be heading out on the road with Swedish metal act In Flames. Opening duties will be handled by Wovenwar (a side project featuring members of As I Lay Dying and Oh, Sleeper).


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News: Buku Announces Initial Artist Lineup

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Latest, News, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

And the lineup announcements roll on; Buku Music + Art Project (taking place March 13 and 14 in New Orleans) dropped their initial artist list today. As expected, it’s a healthy mix of electronica (Bassnectar, Gramatik, Odesza), hip-hop (A$AP Rocky, Run The Jewels, Yung Lean & Sad Boys) and indie galore (Passion Pit, TV On The Radio, Portugal. The Man).

We’ve certainly got a few questions – what exactly does the “live” addendum to Porter Robinson entail? And why would the festival book both him and Passion Pit, when the former has essentially become a non-self-aware clone of the latter? – but we have months to debate and discuss. Be sure to head over to the Buku website for all the latest info – or at least to scope their insane art design.

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