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Paramore Named As 2024 Record Store Day Ambassadors

On February 10, Paramore announced that they have been named as Ambassadors for Record Store Day 2024. “The discovery of music was always meant to be romantic. Indie record shops are some of the only spaces we’ve at that offer tangible, tactile experience of music discovery,” the band said in an Instagram post. “In this world that feels more disconnected and hostile than ever, it feels important to remain in touch (literally) with what inspires us, empowers us. or simply brings us joy. Thankfully, for all our sakes, there still survives among the chaos, the purity and radical simplicity of… Read more »


Record Store Day highlights

As Record Store Day approaches on April 16, the fourth annual event continues to be an increasingly valued channel through which to sell music.

The number of stores expected to participate will be about the same as last year: about 1,400 around the world.


Record Store Day celebrates indie retailers

Despite the success of online retailers, explosion of Internet downloads and high-profile closings of Virgin Megastores and Tower Records stores, bricks-and-mortar record stores are not all spinning toward oblivion. Although hundreds of independent music retailers have gone out of business in recent years, about 2,000 are still around, and many are thriving. The survivors will celebrate Saturday, as acts such as Erykah Badu and Franz Ferdinand gather to pay homage to the hometown record store. Record Store Day was the idea of Chris Brown, a music guru from Bull Moose, a chain of 10 record stores in Maine and New… Read more »


Paramore Talks Their Favorite Records In New Interview

Everyone has their favorite record, song, and artists they live for. That also includes the Grammy-winning trio Paramore. BrooklynVegan interviewed the 2024 Record Store Day Ambassadors about what they love listening to. As emo staples, it completely makes sense that one of the first records vocalist Hayley Williams bought was from another iconic act. “Thursday’s Full Collapse, on white vinyl,” she explains in the interview. Drummer Zac Farro jumps in that while he doesn’t fully remember what his first vinyl purchase was and says it might’ve been one of many albums from The Beatles. He also recalls what CD he… Read more »


Hungover Shares Touring Tell-All With Neck Deep, Premieres New Record

Hungover is on the verge of the arrival of their eagerly-awaited sophomore album, When It Touches The Heart, Everything Resolves. The 11-track collection follows 2018’s acclaimed major label debut, Wilt. Across the new album, the three-piece unit emerges through a whirlwind of anthemic tracks, including their three previously released singles “Out Of Body,” “Shake It Off,” and “Reunion.” “When It Touches the Heart, Everything Resolves evolves the pop-forward rock sound we developed on WILT by exploring new sonic textures that call back to the artists that have informed us,” vocalist Marc Cortes shares of the three-piece’s new release. “You can… Read more »


A Day To Remember Celebrates ‘Homesick’ With Bonus-Filled Album Reissue

Approaching the momentous 15-year milestone of A Day To Remember‘s seminal third full-length album, Homesick, the acclaimed group has unveiled a special edition reissue with Craft Recordings to celebrate the occasion. Originally released on February 3, 2009, the album, produced by Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory along with producer-engineer Andrew Wade and Killswitch Engage’s Adam Dutkiewicz, marked a pivotal moment in ADTR‘s career. The album featured chart-toppers such as “The Downfall Of Us All,” “Have Faith in Me,” “If It Means A Lot To You,” “I’m Made of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of?” and more. The band… Read more »


Four Year Strong Drops ‘Holiday Special Live’ Album

Four Year Strong are ready for the holidays with the release of their Holiday Special Live album via Pure Noise. The band previously recorded the set in 2020 as a part of a livestream concert event. Don’t worry though for fans waiting for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday to pass before you turn on the holiday music, there’s no song of the sort in sight here. Along with the album drop comes special merch and vinyl perfect for gift giving to your Four Year Strong obsessed bestie. There are three variants of the live album to pre-order: a blue, white &… Read more »


John Nolan Shares The Magic Behind Taking Back Sunday’s ‘152’

Throughout a remarkable journey spanning over two decades and marked by the release of eight full-length albums, Taking Back Sunday stands as an unwavering and highly sought-after presence, both for their devoted fans and within the rock music scene. With each new release, Adam Lazzara and Co. have consistently harnessed the same sonic enchantment that has become synonymous with their name. This magnetic quality, be it through Lazarra’s iconic mic swing or the group’s give-it-your-all stage presence, initially captured the hearts of fans during the golden age of MTV and VH1, cementing their place as a beloved fixture in the… Read more »

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