Welcome to another edition of the PureVolume Week in Review. Each week, we take a look back at the top features and news stories to hit PV's main page Monday-Friday. This time around, you'll find exclusive video interviews with Minus The Bear and Owl City, new tunes from Go Radio and A Rocket To The Moon, contest updates, Outside Lands coverage, and much more. It's been a busy one, so make sure you're in the know before we roll out yet another week of musical goodness.
Minus The Bear Exclusive Video Interview: In this exclusive video, we sat down with frontman Jake Snider, drummer Erin Tate, and guitarist Dave Knudson to get the scoop on what we can expect from their forthcoming new album, Infinity Overhead.
Outside Lands Festival Coverage: Didn't make it to Outside Lands? We've got you covered! Check out exclusive show reviews, interviews with Of Monsters and Men and Dr. Dog, photo galleries of bands, fans, the beautiful and the bizarre, and much more!
The Toxic Avenger's Classics at 110 BPM Mixtape World Premiere: French DJ/producer Simon Delacroix is back with a new mixtape, packing in a whopping nine tracks of blitzed-out beats and electrified sound currents.
Go Radio Stream New Song "Go To Hell": Go Radio know just the right words to dish out to haters, and they've soundtracked them with pop-heavy piano and hooky chorus lines. This jam also provides a solid first taste of their upcoming new album, Close The Distance.
Owl City Exclusive Video Interview (Part 1): With the release of his new album, The Midsummer Station, just around the corner [August 21], we caught up with Adam Young about the album's pop-heavy new feel, his work with producer Matt Thiessen of Relient K, and much more. The best part? This is only part one. Catch part two next week!
A Rocket To The Moon Stream New Song "Whole Lotta You": In their new single, the boys tackle the subjects of love and summer, set to the scene of a crowded bar and a lot of liquid confidence. This is a fun one to soundtrack your Saturday night. It's also a glimpse into their forthcoming new album, Wild & Free.
I Am War Song Premiere & Giveaway: Alex Varkatzas of Atreyu and Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through joined forces to create a new side project, I Am War. With their debut album, Outlive You All, dropping August 28, they've offered up an exclusive listen to the first song they ever wrote together, "The Poisoning." They've also teamed up with us to give away five signed copies of the new album.
Alex Clare Exclusive PV Q&A: In this exclusive interview, Clare discusses molding singer/songwriter aesthetics into an electronic sphere, and how producers Diplo and Switch contributed to that fusion on his new album, The Lateness of the Hour.
Just Like Vinyl Premiere New Song "Walk You Home" ft. Sam McTrusty: Thomas Erak, former frontman of progressive hardcore band The Fall of Troy, is back with a new band — Just Like Vinyl. We got a taste of the project's "softer" side with the premiere of new song "Walk You Home," featuring Twin Atlantic's Sam McTrusty on guest vocals.
TS & The Past Haunts Premiere "Unknown" Video: The new band from former Piebald frontman Travis Shettel will teach you a thing or two about messing with the occult in their new video, "Unknown."
William Beckett's PV Session Part 2 ft. "Dig A Hole": The second part of our PV Session with William Beckett takes on a moodier tone with the acoustic performance of "Dig A Hole." Be on the lookout for part three next week!
Avion Roe Offer Free MP3 "Lie To Me": The fans asked for new music, and Avion Roe answered with the alt-rock gem "Lie To Me." On top of that, they've chosen to give it away as a free download for a limited time.
See last week's review