This week on PureVolume, we saw features from rising indie pop stars, an electronic artist with a foot in the Warped Tour scene, alt rock veterans, and many more. You want video premieres? We've got 'em. How about album streams? Done. And of course, we've thrown some contests in for good measure. It's always a busy week, so allow our PV Week in Review to catch you up on what went down November 26-30.
Youngblood Hawke Unveil PureVolume Sessions (Part One):
Youngblood Hawke dropped by our studios to take over our PV Sessions, and this week saw the premiere of Part One. Watch their acoustic renditions of smash single "We Come Running" and the equally melodic "Stars," and enter for your chance to win a pair of tickets to see the band live!
Anberlin Take the PV Video Q&A:
In this exclusive video, we brought Anberlin's Stephen Christian and Christian McAlhaney into our office to catch up on their new album, Vital. Find out what they did differently this time around, why they aspire to progress with each record, and what inspired their lead single, "Someone, Anyone."
Big Chocolate Premieres "Smotha" ft. Inja:
From punk-rock roots to electronic domination, Big Chocolate, AKA Cameron Argon, makes music that's as multi-faceted as his interests. We've got the exclusive premiere of "Smotha" ft. Inja, off his forthcoming The Red EP, so make sure you give it a spin.
Ed Tullett Streams Debut Full-Length Never Joy:
The UK-based musician is set to re-issue his debut full-length, Never Joy, through Equal Vision on December 4. Why wait to hear all 11 tracks in full though, when you can stream them now exclusively on PV? You can also enter for your chance to win Tullett's mega pre-order bundle!
Last Call Stream Dog Years + Share Track by Track:
Vegas punk rockers Last Call dropped their new album, Dog Years, this past Tuesday, and in addition to offering up a full album stream, frontman Austin Jeffers and drummer Adam Blasco shared an exclusive track by track commentary. Feast your ears on their killer punk tunes and go behind the songs with their incredibly detailed commentary.
Camera2 Premeire "Just About Made It" Video:
Just go ahead and call Camera2 a super-group: With members hailing from original projects like Smashing Pumpkins, Stellastarr* and more, this newly formed project sees a brand new outlet for its members' varied talents. Get to (re)know them with the premiere of their music video for new single, "Just About Made."
Ghost Beach Streams Modern Tongues EP + Offers "Miracle" as Free MP3:
Ghost Beach are introducing us to the vibrant sounds of "electro grit-pop" with a stream of their new EP, Modern Tongues. Even better? They're also offering up a free download of EP-highlight "Miracle."
Crash Coordinates Premiere "La Fin Du Monde" ft. Anarbor's Slade Echeverria:
Tempe, Ariz.'s Crash Coordinates took to the studio with Anberlin's Slade Echeverria to deliver this darkly melodic ode to the loss of one's sanity.
Neighborhood Kids Stream Get Dumb + Offer "Heartbreakers" as Free MP3:
How appropriate you're reading this on a Saturday. Whether or not you've heard Neighborhood Kids' debut full-length Get Dumb, it's the perfect soundtrack to your weekend adventures, so get it spinning.
The Stone Foxes Offer "Everybody Knows" as Free MP3:
This blues-rock foursome re-write Edgar Allen Poe's legendary short story "The Tell-Tale Heart" for our generation with their new single, "Everybody Knows." And yes, it is yours for grabs, so get it before it goes.
This Week's News in Brief:
Metallica Reclaim Ownership of Music Catalog; Launch Blackened Recordings
Tegan and Sara Unveil "Closer" Music Video
Shout Out Louds Return with New 7" Made of Real Ice
Suicide Silence to Play Benefit Show in Memory of Mitch Lucker