Posts Tagged ‘recording’

Prince 2013

Prince Settles Differences With Label, Announces New Album

Prince has been been teasing the public for the better part of the last year with the idea he may have new music ready to share with the world. There have been a handful of single releases, as well as highly-publicized concerts and appearances on TV shows, but until this afternoon that artist behind “Little Red Corvette” confirmed he indeed has new music on the way.

Today, Prince officially settled his long-running dispute with Warner Bros. records and entered into a new contract that not only allows him to retain the rights to his masters, but also comes the guarantee …

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Periphery Frontman Spencer Sotelo Joins From First To Last

Well, this was certainly unexpected.

Alternative Press is reporting that Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo has joined From First To Last and is currently working with the band to finish their upcoming album. The announcement was made with a video statement from the band, which included a clip of Sotelo adding vocals to one of FFTL’s biggest hits. You can view that video on AltPress.

It is unclear at this point just what From First To Last have planned with their new release, but given the fact the clip teases a classic track it’s not impossible to imagine Sotelo fronting …


UTG Exclusive: Blind Mice – “Step On My Neck” (In Studio Session)

Blind Mice are New England’s next great alternative rock export, and this afternoon we are beyond thrilled to share an exclusive performance video of the group performing “Step On My Neck” at Maximum Sound Studios In Danvers, Mass.

The second in a two-part video series released by Blind Mice in recent days, the performance of “Step On My Neck” found at the end of this post is indeed something special. Blind Mice have found a way to infuse elements of modern pop punk/rock with the best parts of late-90s alternative radio favorites that sounds ready for a top 40 takeover, …

Mike-lessard The Contortionist 2014

The Contortionist To Begin Recording Third LP

I was introduced to The Contortionist during my freshman year of college, and instantly fell in love with their debut album Exoplanet, which to this day I believe is one of the most diverse and unpredictable records across any genre. Their sophomore attempt, 2012′s Intrinsic, fell short in my eyes, however, allowed the band to skyrocket into the limelight, acquiring them a large and ever growing fan base.

About this time last year, the five-piece parted ways with their long time vocalist Jonathan Carpenter, and shortly thereafter replenished their roster by adding Last Chance To Reason vocalist, Mike …


Tool Comment On New Album Rumors; Disappointment Follows

Yesterday we brought you news of a rumor sweeping the net that Tool had not only confirmed the completion of their new album, but that they planned to release the record before the end of 2014. We warned readers it may be too good to be true, and it turns out – we were right. Dammit.

Speaking exclusively to Rolling Stone, Tool released the following statement regarding the progress of their new album:

“Last night, Adam Jones, in a private conversation with fans attending the Portland Tool concert, joked that the band’s new album was not only finished but


Tool’s New Album Is Allegedly Complete; 2014 Release Expected

The number of times rumors about Tool and whether or not they would be releasing a new album any given year has rolled through our inbox is crazy high at this point, but the following story is one we’ve chosen to believe. If we’re eventually proven wrong sometime in the future, let us go ahead and apologize now.

Tool are reportedly “100% done” with their long-awaited new studio album. This, according to an unnamed source Crave Online trusts enough to publish.…

R Kelly

R. Kelly Announces ‘Black Panties’ Sequel Fittingly Titled ‘White Panties’

Oh, R. Kelly. You are truly one of a kind.

Speaking in a new interview with V Magazine, legendary crooner R. Kelly revealed that he is currently working on a follow-up to 2013′s Black Panties currently titled White Panties.

“…You can expect a whole other level,” says Kelly of the project.

Black Panties was not necessarily the biggest album of R. Kelly’s career, nor did it generate any major #1 singles, but the media blitz that followed its release was the kind of promotion and exposure that money simply cannot buy. With a handful of tracks referencing …


Die Antwoord Announce ‘Donker Mag’ Would Tour; Offer Brief Album Update

Hide your younger siblings and sell the tickets to whatever early summer EDM event you have. Die Antwoord have announced the first leg of a brand new world tour.

Taking to Facebook earlier this week, Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er, and DJ Hi-Tek announced plans to embark on the ‘Donker Mag’ world tour, which kicks off May 22 in Vancouver. The first leg of dates takes place in North America and can be found below. Tickets go on sale February 28.

Dates for the rest of the tour are expected to surface in the near future.

The name Donker Mag is also …

Vanna 2013

Pure Noise Records Welcomes Vanna; Band To Release New Album This Summer

It’s a big day for Boston post-hardcore outfit Vanna. They started the morning with the news they would be joining the Vans Warped Tour over the summer, and now we learn they just became the latest members of one of our favorite indie labels.

Pure Noise Records is thrilled to announce the addition of Vanna to their growing roster of cutting-edge alternative talent. The signing comes after the band released their recent full-length album, The Few and The Far Between, on 12” vinyl via Pure Noise Records in 2013. Vanna will be releasing their Pure Noise debut in …


Big Boi Says There Is No Outkast Album; Announces Solo Mixtape

After nearly two months of rumors, Big Boi has confirmed there are currently no plans for a new Outkast album.

Speaking with Revolt TV in a new interview, Big Boi explained that he and Andre 3000 are solely focused on tackling their tour plans at this point in time. They have not stepped into the studio to create any new music, despite what you may have been told. You can view the interview below.

While this news is sure to bum some fans out, there is a bright side. Big Boi also used his time with Revolt to announce that …


Motley Crue Plan To Continue Recording After ‘Final’ Tour

The show must go on (even if the live element does not).

The members of Motley Crue have been doing a lot of press since the late-January announcements of their ‘Final’ tour. Not many of these interviews have made national headlines, but comments from Vince Neil during a recent conversation with 93.3 KDKB in Phoenix has long-time fans shouting at the devil with joy. Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

Speaking on whether or not the band had any plans for the future aside from their ‘final’ outing, Vince Neil said “Mötley Crüe will still be around, we’re just not gonna …


BUMMER: No Malice Claims “There is no Clipse album in the works”

Well, this sure is a terrible way to start the weekend.

Speaking in a new interview with The Fader, No Malice revealed that talk of a new Clipse album being in the works was a bit premature.

“There is no Clipse album in the works,” he said.

Talk of a new Clipse album was originally sparked earlier this month when several sites, including KarenCivil, claimed to have exclusive confirmation of the group’s return to the studio. No Malice claims that is not the case, and that as far as he knows, both he and partner in crime, Pusha