Forever Came Calling Stream New Album
Forever Came Calling are easily one of the best, most sincere, talented, hardworking guys in this scene. A couple years ago, they came out with their debut album, Contender, which was one of our top picks for 2012. They’re following it up with an, dare I say it, even better sophomore release, titled What Matters Most.
FYPP SUGGESTS: Speech Patterns
Speech Patterns are a band from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. They’re this really cool blend of punk rock and pop punk that I hear a lot of bands try, but not a lot of them succeed at. Speech Patterns not only succeeds at what they’re trying to do, they do it with ease and with such talent that I don’t quite understand how they’re not a lot bigger than they are currently.
They currently have an EP available on their Bandcamp, and I’d highly suggest you pick it up, as you’ll be hooked on this band if you know anything about anything in the world.
RIYL: A Wilhelm Scream, Heartsounds, The Swellers
blink-182 Hoping For Summer 2015 Release
Maybe it’s time to get our hopes up. Holding true to what Mark Hoppus said earlier this year, blink will head into the studio to begin their first big writing session in a few weeks. This was all but confirmed by Tom DeLonge, who recently spoke with Wondering Sound:
Also heard that there’s a new Blink-182 album in the works. What’s the timeline for that looking like?
I am hoping that we can get this thing out by summer, but we will see.
Have you started recording yet?
We actually have our very first big writing session coming here in the next few weeks where we’ll get together and lay down our first tracks.
FYPP SUGGESTS: Modern Ghost
Modern Ghost are a pop-rock/punk band hailing from Montreal, QC, Canada. Their songs are the type where you just want to jump up and down, and sing along at the top of your lungs. They have a great balance in their music, and it isn’t the obnoxious sort of pop-rock that makes your head hurt. Anyway, make sure you give them a listen, cause you just might catch yourself singing their songs afterwards.
Currently, the band have a pair of EPs out, titled Yours, Completely and Yours, Regrettably. Stream those on their SoundCloud profile, and purchase it on iTunes.
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Gold Is The New Platinum
According to Billboard, not one artist’s album has gone platinum (meaning one million units sold) this year. This raises the question: is Gold the new Platinum?
The best selling albums this year are Beyonce’s self-titled album (776,000 units), Lorde’s Pure Heroine (754,000 units). However, both albums were released in 2013 (although Beyonce really only had 3 weeks in 2013, but, 2013 nonetheless). The best selling album of 2014 so far is country music star Eric Church’s Outsiders (722,000 units).
There is a silver lining, though: vinyl. Vinyl has increased in sales by 47% over the past year. According to Billboard:
Vinyl is up a whopping 47.5 percent to 6.074 million units from 4.12 million units last year. In fact, in the first nine-month period, vinyl album scans outpaced by 20,000 units all scans that the format had in all 12 months of last year, when vinyl sales totaled 6.054 million units. Jack White’s Lazaretto is the best-selling title so far this year, with scans of almost 73,000 units.