Another Saturday, another re-cap of the latest and greatest to hit PureVolume this past week. A few highlights? For one, we were stoked to bring you an exclusive premiere of a track off Thrice's Anthology live album. This week also saw some awesome contributors to our PV Sessions—Circa Survive and the Wombats—as well as an EP premiere from on-the-verge indie act IO Echo. There's plenty more to catch yourself up on though, so here's a list of our top stories from October 15-20.
Thrice Premiere "Words In The Water" (Live) from Anthology: With their Anthology live album dropping October 30, we're excited to bring you a first listen of album track "Words In The Water." On top of it, you can also check out an exclusive video of drummer Riley Breckendrige discussing the song, and stay tuned for more Thrice surprises next week.
Watch Circa Survive's PV Sessions ft. "Sharp Practice" and "Suitcase": Circa Survive have been busy touring in support of their new album, Violent Waves, but they still found the time to take part in our PV Sessions. The band recently sat down with us backstage at Club Nokia in LA, to deliver these inspiring performances of new singles "Sharp Practice" and "Suitcase."
Austin City Limits Festival Coverage: Last weekend [October 12-14] was a non-stop party in Austin, Texas! There were incredible performances from bands like M83, the Black Keys, Tegan and Sara, the Shins, and more, gorgeous people walking around, and all the camaraderie that comes with a good festival. We've got tons of photo galleries to take you back or give you a glimpse at the good times, so check them out.
IO Echo EP Premiere + Track-by-Track Commentary: If indie rock has been sounding a bit bland these days, you need to listen to IO Echo's stunning new EP to get your enthusiasm going again. Once you've streamed all five tracks, you can also read about the meaning behind each song with an exclusive track-by-track commentary from the band.
Treasure Island Festival Coverage: The xx, Best Coast, M83, Girl Talk, and more—so many bands, so many photos, so much awesome content for you to feast your eyes on!
Watch the Wombats' PV Sessions Part Two: Last week, the UK rockers premiered the first part of their PV Sessions, and this week saw the second and final installment. This time around, the trio "Dance with Joy Division" and enjoy a "Tequila Sunrise" . . . or three!
Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan Takes the PV Q&A: In this exclusive PV Q&A, we caught up with the Smashing Pumpkins' iconic frontmant to talk about the band's new album, Oceania, and the other surprising ventures he's been pursuing. Hint: they involve tea and wrestling, respectively.
Ponderosa Premiere "Navajo" Music Video: The Atlanta-based indie-rockers made it clear they're a name to keep on your radar when they unveiled this kaleidoscopic new video for "Navajo."
The Downtown Fiction Share Exclusive Tour Photo Gallery: It's not every day you get to go on the road with All Time Low, which is why The Downtown Fiction are sharing their experience with this exclusive photo gallery.
Sad Robot Premiere "Hold On" Live Video: This LA buzz-band proves why people can't get enough of their new single, "Hold On," with the premiere of the tune's live video.
This Week's News in Brief: Sick/Sea stream new album Moral Compass, Mayday Parade cover Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know" ft. Vic Fuentes, and Finch announce reunion show to commemorate their 10-year anniversary.
See last week's list