RSD 2013 is 4/20/13, and The List is now live! @recordstoreday


The countdown begins!

Ok, for all you vinylphiles, and everyone interested in keeping independent record stores alive, Record Store Day 2013 is almost upon us. On April 20th, select independent outlets are going to get a slew of exclusive, rare, and regional releases from some of the best known and loved acts around, as well as a few noobs on the come-up.

You can find the complete list of titles available RIGHT HERE. Get out there and support your local retailers, favorite artists, and help keep your independent record stores alive! They count on days like this to help their bottom line, so save, scrounge, and return bottles to keep them going for another year!


Interview with Elias Soriano from Nonpoint; Help them stay on the road (details below) @nonpoint @razorandtie


Long-running modern metal road warriors Nonpoint continue to pound pavement, blazing through cities and towns in their unending quest to conquer the metal landscape. Though the Florida quintet has undergone some lineup changes in recent years, the key members, vocalist Elias Soriano and drummer Robb Rivera, have found freshly oxygenated blood in guitarists Dave Lizzio, Rasheed Thomas, and bassist Adam Woloszyn, rounding out their sonic attack with a power and flair that rivals their early work.

To help with their quest, the group is currently in the midst of an indie-gogo campaign to help fund their travels with new transportation (which you can find HERE,) and when speaking of their latest self-titled release, their ninth overall and first on Razor and Tie, they say “This record sounds like war coming out of the speakers.” With a description like that, how can you NOT give it a listen?

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Interview with 16 year old ASTRO @astronomicalkid; Free mixtape download via @Datpiff included!


Hip Hop is a young man’s game. No one can question that fact. Hip Hop and Rap are one of the cornerstones of American (now international) culture, and you can’t help but realize that when it comes to beat making and rhyming, with a few notable exceptions, the genres are always bent on finding the newest, hottest, and youngest up and comers in the game.

That being said, check THIS VIDEO out and tell me this kid ain’t golden?

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Interview with Matt from Murder By Death; Played The Haunt in Ithaca, NY @murderbydeath @dansmalls @bshq


Bloomington, Indiana’s Murder By Death has the perfect name for a grindcore band, but the music they perform couldn’t be further away from that. The group, who play an Indie/Americana brand of Rock and Roll, is more for the thinker than the thrasher and, given the prevalence of heavy on Live High Five lately, I can dig it.

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Andrew WK “The Human Party Machine” solo tour coming to intimate venues in April! @andrewwk





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