One Third of Krewella Being Kicked Out For New Found Sobriety ]

absolutepunk:

This is the kind of story you can’t make up. Kris Trindl aka ‘Rain Man’, one third and the only male DJ in the act Krewella has been kicked out for his new found sobriety. In return, Trindl has filed a 5 million dollar lawsuit against his former group.
The story of Krewella starts out like an American fable: Two sisters and one former boyfriend from a Chicago, Illinois suburb form a music group, and using some social media savvy, rocket to fame as headliners of popular EDM festivals worldwide. Unfortunately, now the trouble happens: Kris Trindl, a founding member, is suing sisters Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf for at least $5 million for kicking him out of the group and for allegedly violating an oath that dates back to the time when the three had “6-8-10” tattooed onto their bodies.


Submitted by theintention

hope he starts a semi-ironic krewella tribute project called New Found Sobriety that reworks the act’s songs using the musical stylings of New Found Glory

why haven’t they taken my internet connection away yet I clearly can’t take myself anywhere

Welcome, Near Mint

propertyofzack:

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It’s always fun to see a new label launch, so today is officially a fun day. Near Mint is a new label from our friends James, Corey, and Josh. Near Mint’s first release will The Obsessives’ Manners on cassette, and can be picked up here. Read a full interview with James about the launch and creation of the label below!

I didn’t plan to start a record label when I started Bad Timing. Did you plan on starting Near Mint, James?
Not at all. I started talking to a friend, Corey Purvis, about starting a label in April. We had a vision of what we wanted to do, but we got so caught up in other responsibilities and projects that it became more of a long-term goal. As our summers seemed to wind down, we found time to really plot out our plan of action. We were able to get going on securing a first release and planning the label’s image and mission in about a week. It’s amazing what a few months can do.

Tell us about your teammates, or let your teammates tell us about you.
I co-own Near Mint with Corey. Corey isn’t known by his words inasmuch as his art. He’s designed merch for everyone from You Blew It! to Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties. We met shortly after I saw he had designed the album artwork for Grey Gordon’s debut EP on No Sleep Records, Still At Home Here. Since then, he’s been fortunate enough to design layouts for physical media – his growing portfolio includes releases from Known Pleasure Records and Secret Audio Club. It’s only fitting that he became Near Mint’s creative consultant. He’s also been instrumental in getting the word out to labels that he’s worked with directly, like Topshelf and No Sleep. He’s the one who designed our logo (it’s in his handwriting) and also came up with our name.

Josh Morgan is running social media for Near Mint. While he’s not an explicit co-owner, he hopped on board to help us promote and really spread our ethos to another part of the East Coast. He spends his days working at a record store in Lancaster, PA and the fact that our label is a little closer to the Philly music scene is something Corey and I found invaluable when deciding to bring him along for the ride.

As for me, I’m mainly known as the Managing Editor for Modern Vinyl. This has allowed me to really work with labels’ PR teams and really see how music and writing intersect. All three of us collaborate on brainstorming publicity initiatives and ways to make our label compete with the great ones already established, but I’d like to think I have the best understanding of how that side of the industry works, even if I’m a novice at heart. Big shout-out to Emily Hakes from Lame-O Records for teaching me how to write a press release!

Running a label ranges from fun to a terrible on any given day. Starting a label though, that’s stressful. When dreaming up the label, did you set ideals to try to meet and build to, or is it more casual?
Because Corey’s a recent college graduate and I’m still pursuing a degree, it wouldn’t be realistic for either of us to abandon the tracks we’re on and tackle this project full-time. We originally had “Records” tacked on to the end of our name, but soon decided to drop it because we aspire to become more of an arts collective, rather than strictly a curator and distributor of great music.

Corey and I really would like to bring our individual strengths in this respect. We have plans to offer screenprinted T-shirts, limited art prints and posters alongside our discography. I wouldn’t be opposed to photocopying a zine or working to cultivate some sort of DIY publishing service for things like short-run comics or literature. I think by squeezing the juice out of many different creative avenues, we can keep it interesting for our followers and for us.

Everyone in Near Mint lives in a different state – I live in Virginia, Corey lives in Indiana, and Josh lives in Pennsylvania. To make mail order exciting, we’re randomly shipping orders from either my location or Corey’s. Depending on where an order comes from, you’ll be getting a custom impromptu piece of creativity – be it a sketch from Corey or a creative writing piece from me. We love the personal aspect of labels like Antique Records and Lame-O Records and hope that we can continue making supporting DIY businesses fun for everyone involved. This is the only long-distance relationship of mine that I can see working past the honeymoon phase.

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staircasespirits:

In honor of Music Monday, I’m launching my Youtube channel with a rough, acoustic draft of a song off the record I’m writing at the moment. This one is called “You Know What You Did Pt. (2’s My Favorite 1)”, and it’ll be out next year.

Haven’t decided if the final will be acoustic or not - stay tuned. Either way, if you like it, let me know/subscribe/share, etc.

You Know What You Did Pt. (2’s My Favorite 1)//Staircase Spirits

Memories ring from these walls, witnessed by silent screams. Years have turned to regrets, still ripping at my seams. Is this all I deserve? Is this what “I love you” means? Ask me to die for you, then resent the way that I bleed.

Pull me closer, dear. Tell me it’s not real. Whisper in my ear that there’s no one there. No one but you and me. Kiss me softly, love… make the nightmares go away. Tell me I’m wrong, and make me forget reality.

Who is this I’ve become? Into your hell I drift. Swear that it’s in my head with her still on your lips. I’ll pretend it’s my fault, because you’ll say it is. We’ll pretend nothing’s wrong - skyline still closing in.

Pull me closer, dear. Make believe I’m crazy. Whisper in my ear that there’s no one there. No one but you and me. Kiss me softly, love… make the bad dreams go away. Tell me I’m wrong, and make me forget reality.

Oh, this was never the plan. Help me, I don’t understand. I give you all, and you take and you take and my love you betray and I don’t know who I’ll be if I leave, you’ve become my everything… playing roulette with my heart, I helped you load the gun then I watched you take aim.

When the hell did I get so afraid?

I know everything. None of this was real. Say they’re just mistakes cuz it’s never your fault - go on then, lie to me. There is evil here, masked by your picture perfect face. Still, just one kind word can make me forget all that you’ve done to me.

So pull me closer, dear. Tell me you need all my strength. Whisper in my ear that there’s no one there. No one just you and me. Kiss me softly, love. Make the nightmares go away. Tell me I’m wrong, and make me forget…

complexmagazine:

Strive for greatness.

But also be self aware enough to let your goals change naturally, as they are apt to do as we mature and grow and learn about ourselves and what we really want.
Don’t cling to a dream if it isn’t what you really want anymore. There is no shame in changing your mind, as long as it isn’t done out of fear. Listen to yourself. You know more than you think.

complexmagazine:

Strive for greatness.

But also be self aware enough to let your goals change naturally, as they are apt to do as we mature and grow and learn about ourselves and what we really want.

Don’t cling to a dream if it isn’t what you really want anymore. There is no shame in changing your mind, as long as it isn’t done out of fear. Listen to yourself. You know more than you think.

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