Get Involved! – the new band featuring members of Thursday, From Autumn To Ashes, Glassjaw and Judge – has announced today they have reached their goal on Kickstarter and will enter the studio next week to record their debut EP with famed producer Ross Robinson (At the Drive In, The Cure).
“We are super excited to announce that we have met our Kickstarter goal,” says Brian Deneeve. “Because of all of your help, we will begin recording our EP with Ross Robinson next week. We plan on getting out there and playing as many shows as we can in the future. We sincerely want to thank everyone who chose to believe in and become a part of this. We can’t wait for you all to hear what happens next!”
Man Overboard have announced that their next LP for Rise Records/Lost Tape Collective is complete. They have released a documentary in conjunction with PropertyofZack that details the recording process. The band spent January and early February tracking the record with producer Steve Klein (of New Found Glory) and engineer Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight) in Conshohocken, PA at Studio4.
Atlanta’s Look Alive have signed with Autumn + Colour Records. The band will be in the studio April 13-28 to record their debut album with producer Jason Andrews (Go Radio, Holiday Parade) at Spotlight Sound Studios. A 2-song sampler from the band is available for free download here.
Four Letter Lie are currently in the studio recording for their new album. Drummer Timothy Java (Darkest Hour) is recording drums at No Shame Music Labs in New York. More information is expected to surface soon about the album’s forthcoming release.
Transit will begin tracking their second Rise Records full length with producer Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, The Bouncing Souls) on Saturday at Maximum Sound Studios in Danvers, MA. Gary Cioffi (Transit, Four Year Strong, Misser) will also be working with the band on the record. More information on the release is expected soon.
Adam Russell (Story of the Year, D.R.U.G.S.) and Ryan Phillips (Story of the Year, Greek Fire) are working on a documentary examining the effects of the ever-changing music industry. They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise funds to complete the project. The official press release can be read below.
Who Killed (or Saved!) the Music Industry? That’s the big question that industry insiders, fans and musicians have debated endlessly over the last several years. It’s also the title of a new documentary from musicians Adam Russell (Story of the Year, D.R.U.G.S.) and Ryan Phillips (Story of the Year, Greek Fire) who recently started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of the film, which will explore the evolution of the music business over the last decade with interviews from musicians, producers, managers, record labels and more.
Visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/futuremachine/who-killed-or-saved-the-music-industry now to pledge funds for the completion of “Who Killed (or Saved!) the Music Industry?”. Supporters will have the choice of a variety of pledge packages ranging from digital copies and posters to live web chats, private screenings and more.
“This is a project that we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” says Russell. “It’s a story that has yet to be told from this perspective.”
Having spent years in a successful band which sold hundreds of thousands of albums sold with massive hit radio singles, Russell and Phillips have personally experienced the rise and fall of a once flourishing music business. The duo have set out to talk to people in the business about the effects of ubiquitous technologies, file sharing, social networking, current role of record labels, the life of a modern day blue collar musician and what lies ahead.
“We really wanted to take a look at how the changes of the past decade or so have affected people in the industry – the artists, producers, engineers, label employees, managers, etc.,” explains Phillips. “This is not about corporations or the faceless entities that the public often perceives the music business to be. This is about the creative, passionate people, both on stage and behind the scenes, that make their living in this industry.”
Already in the works, Russell and Phillips have spoken to members from All Time Low, Deftones, The Used, Yellowcard, P.O.D., Myles Kennedy (Altar Bridge, Slash), Breathe Carolina, We The Kings, Four Year Strong, Anti-Flag and Dead Sara to name a few and are expected to interview many more in the coming months.
“We’ve only just begun filming, and already we’ve had amazing and compelling interviews with a number of bands and artists of significant notoriety,” says Phillips. “We have only scratched the surface in regards to our list of individuals we wish to include in this film.”
“In a time of great uncertainty and hardship, we are taking a chance, betting on ourselves and putting all of our energy into something positive,” adds Russell. “This is a film that we believe is relevant not only to music fans, but also to art, culture, and society in general. We are not asking for donations, and this is not a charity. We are looking for micro investment in a project that will have cultural impact. With your contributions not only are you supporting the arts and two passionate and creative individuals, you will also get some pretty awesome rewards and prizes; not to mention the satisfaction of being part of something rad.”
You Blew It! and Fake Problems are currently recording tracks for a split 7” that will be out later this year on Topshelf Records. You Blew It! is recording one track with Fake Problems‘ bassist Derek Perry producing and another with Christian Padron. Perry will also be producing his band’s contributions to the split. Release date and additional details on the upcoming split will be revealed shortly.