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9 items from 2012

The Top 12 Albums of 2012

20 December 2012 8:03 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

So, the world hasn’t ended and it’s a crying shame I know but as a consolation it’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas – though I’d be hard pressed to try denying that. It’s the time of year when the year that lead to that time is packaged up into lists for easy digestion. In this easily digestible form, in case you had forgotten what was good about the year, you are told what was good. To further help this, these good things are listed in a descending ranking order to let you know of the good, what was best.

Now that I’ve patronised you in such a manner you’ve probably developed a dislike for me already, what better time to force my opinion on you? Feel free to argue with me, or raise me on some kind of pedestal for my wise words. »

- Morgan Roberts

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Mixtapes – How To Throw A Successful Party Review

28 October 2012 8:58 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I don’t want to write this review.

This isn’t some general statement or some protest against reviewing this release. No, this is just me being a miserable prick on a Sunday afternoon. Feel free to blame it on the lack of alcohol to hand, next to no sleep, a hangover or woe just simply being me. Whatever the reason, I don’t want to be writing this right now.

Thankfully though, that feeling is being alleviated by the very subject matter of this review. Said subject matter being the (almost entirely) acoustic How To Throw A Successful Party by Mixtapes. For those not familiar with them, Mixtapes are a Cincinnati based pop-punk four piece who have been doing the rounds a wee while and offer up duelling male/female vocals.

Now, you may say pop-punk is dead but it’s more alive than you might think. »

- Morgan Roberts

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Metallica, Blink-182, Linkin Park to headline Soundwave Festival 2013

7 August 2012 9:09 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Metallica have been named as headliners for next year's Soundwave Festival in Australia. The band were confirmed for the rock festival alongside Blink-182 and Linkin Park as part of a list of over 30 acts in Wednesday's (August 8) initial lineup announcement. Other acts on the Soundwave bill include Garbage, Paramore, The Offspring, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour and Motion City Soundtrack. Further acts are due to be confirmed between now and February. First held in Perth in 2004, Soundwave now takes place on several dates at different cities across (more) »

- By Kate Goodacre

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Motion City Soundtrack – Go Review

12 June 2012 8:45 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Motion City Soundtrack is a band that’s hard to pin down. From the beginning with I Am The Movie to the last record, My Dinosaur Life, their sound hasn’t changed much. Except, at the same time, it has. It seems like an odd thing to say, but anyone who has listened to Motion City Soundtrack can tell you that it’s true. Because of this, fan rankings of their albums are all over the place, and there is no one “must have” album for the band that’s universally agreed-upon to start with for newcomers. All of the albums have something unique about them that either endears them to one portion of the fanbase or turns off another part of it.

Go (the Japanese equivalent of “five”) is their fifth full-length album, and again, their sound has changed. In fact, this may be their most “experimental” album since Even If It Kills Me. »

- Kyle Taylor

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Slam Dunk Wales Review

31 May 2012 4:16 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

The queue was as thick as the sun that was piling down, as long as the fringes that seemed to flop around every corner and as heavy as all those faces weighed down with sweat and piercings. Not soon enough, the beast started to chug forward and with every step that was taken up to the Solus Bar and CF10 the shade became more and more and then less and less until we (because I’m not that much of a loner, you know) were sectioned off into two queues. One queue: those with tickets. The other: those with box-office tickets and guestlist. I slotted into the latter category and after some confusion with my surname – Irish heritage does nothing for me – I was granted access to the Solus Bar, which looked bare. I could have sworn there were more people in the queue than that. But, after looking around »

- Rhys Milsom

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Exclusive Premiere: Motion City Soundtrack's 'Timelines' is ready to 'Go'

21 May 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Motion City Soundtrack's new song "Timelines" may be one of their most personal songs, according to Justin Pierre. Its refrain "It's not a matter of time, it's just a matter of timing" came from the frontman's father, a concept he then filled in with some very intimate experiences, from growing up stuttering to discovering sex and flunking college classes. It's a little dark at times, thematically, but thankfully there's that soaring chorus and harmonies, upbeat keyboards, and a fast beat. "Timelines" is the second track to debut from Motion City Soundtrack's fifth full-length album, "Go," out on June 12 via Epitaph. »

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Exclusive first listen: Owl City combines with Mark Hoppus for new track 'Dementia'

17 April 2012 7:09 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Well, look what just flew onto my desk. A brand new Owl City song "Dementia" has surfaced, signalling the way for a fresh album from the electro-pop star. And it appears that Adam Young has made some more famous new friends. Mark Hoppus -- singer for Blink-182 and +44 -- helps out on vocal duties for this high-energy track. I can't tell if Hoppus also had a hand in producing this sure-fire radio hit, but he has helmed for acts like Motion City Soundtrack, Fall Out Boy and New Found Glory. So this particular combo is just slightly out of each »

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Halo-8 Entertainment Introduces Godkiller: Tomorrow's Ashes Digital Comics Mini-Series

18 January 2012 3:58 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Fans of Halo-8 Entertainment's popular and critically acclaimed Godkiller franchise will be thrilled to hear the newest offering from the storyline, Godkiller: Tomorrow's Ashes (a digital comics mini-series), is set to debut... and pre-sales have just begun. And as can be expected from Halo-8, a unique release model has been developed for the project.

Godkiller creator Matt Pizzolo returns to the title as writer with illustrator Anna Muckcracker Wieszczyk (who recently drew Archaia's Lucid and the Occupy Comics promo image) also returning.

As with the original story from the series, Godkiller: Walk Among Us, an animated film version of the story is in the works. Read on for all the info on the Godkiller: Tomorrow's Ashes pre-order options that will keep you up-to-date through the digital version of the story until the physical trade paperbacks are released.

From the Press Release

Halo-8 Entertainment has opened up pre-orders for the »

- Doctor Gash

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Bamboozle Festival adds 60 new acts, including Mike Posner and Kreayshawn

18 January 2012 9:56 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Bamboozle 2012 added 60 new performers to the May 18-19 line-up. Among the new additions are Jimmy Eat World, Pj Pauly D, Andrew Dice Clay, All American Rejects, Asap Rocky and the reunited The Promise Ring. They join a list for the 3-day North Beach Asbury Park, N.J.-festival that includes headliners Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Skrillex, Blink-182 and Incubus. This marks the first time the 10-year Live Nation-produced Bamboozle has been held in Asbury Park since 2005. Also new to the bill are Mike Posner, Kreayshawn, Treos, Patent Pending, We Came As Romans, Motion City Soundtrack, NeverShoutNEver, Bayside, and Bouncing »

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