Ah, the end of an era. PureVolume, a website I frequented in the mid 2000s, and the reason I found so many bands I loved during that time, has announced that they will be shutting their site down permanently on April 30th. RIP, the original music streaming site.
“Hold You Here” – This Wild Life
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Crooked Teeth, one of my favourite bands out of Southern California, have announced the re-release of their Pastel EP, due out May 11th via Rude Records, to whom they just signed with. To commemorate the release, the band have debuted a new version of “Crawl” with labelmate Bonnie Fraser of Stand Atlantic. Pre-order Pastel here.
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Hailing from New York State, Career Day are a myriad of 90s emo like Sunny Day Real Estate and 2000s gritty punk rock a la I Am The Avalanche. Although the music may sound like a throwback, the content of the songs is definitely not. Writing with the current times in mind, Career Day uses their music to express their political and social viewpoints on todays events, while trying to handle and work through personal triumphs and hardships with every new headline day in and day out.
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Tom DeLonge has announced the second installment in his Sekret Machines series titled Sekret Machines: A Fire Within. The book is set to release on September 18th and is co-written by DeLonge and AJ Hartley. You can pre-order it here via To The Stars and the synopsis of the novel is as follows:
“A Fire Within continues the story of heiress Jennifer Quinn, journalist Timika Mars, pilot Alan Young and ex-Marine Barry Regis – four people bonded by the incidents they’ve witnessed and who are being hunted by agents of a wealthy corporate cabal desperate for unimaginable power and possessed of extraordinary abilities they don’t understand, much less control. Now the quartet is on a mission of their own: as Alan and Barry test the limits of their strange gifts inside the military complex known as Dreamland, Jennifer and Timika begin a quest to locate an ancient tablet that may hold the answers to humanity’s greatest question: Are we alone in the universe?”