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Well, if you're not busy discussing if Record Store Day has been ruined, there are some cool releases coming out. Plus, I say getting outside to visit your local record store with some friends is as good an excuse as any (vinyl and beer is the secret to long living). We've created this open thread to discuss all the releases for this year. We'll keep it open throughout the weekend to post about what you've found and picked up and/or share any other deals that show up. Check the first post for some thoughts from staff on what they're looking to grab this year.
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 12:32 PM
Last year, Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) took his non-profit organization Heartsupport on the road with the Warped Tour. They're working hard on being able to return this summer, and they're currently accepting donations to be able to achieve this goal. For more information, check out my interview with Jake from last summer.
Jake Denning on Apr 19, 2014 - 12:29 PM
Vox reports on a study that looks at how country music is happy in bad times, sad in good times ... and pop-music is the opposite.
The researchers behind the study, Coastal Carolina University's Terry Pettijohn and Southern Mississippi's Donald Sacco, take as their dataset the Billboard country songs of the year from 1946 to 2008. They used text analysis software, and manual chord analysis and tempo measurement, to identify lyrical themes and musical properties of the songs. They then compared their findings to an index measuring the overall well-being of society, using indicators like unemployment, inflation, personal income growth, the suicide and homicide rates, the divorce rate, and...
Jason Tate on Apr 19, 2014 - 12:11 PM
The NBA playoffs start today and the NHL is in full-swing ... if you like talking sports (or like reading Drew rants), check out our sports forums.
Jason Tate on Apr 19, 2014 - 11:47 AM
This has to be the first time Matchbook Romance have been included on a playlist since Thomas was trying to woo girls with his mixtapes, but our friends at WashedUpEmo has put together the "definitive emo playlist" for Billboard.
Tom Mullen, director, digital marketing at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music, has taken the Executive Playlist to a whole other level--albeit a completist Emo level. Here, with 312 songs spanning 19 hours and 43 minutes of angsty melodicism ranging from Texas is the Reason to Taking Back Sunday to Pinback and beyond, this intense compilation culled from his WashedUpEmo.com blog will leave you exhilarated and perhaps by its end emotionally spent.
Jason Tate on Apr 19, 2014 - 11:45 AM
United Nations' Never Mind The Bombings Here’s Your Six Figures has been re-pressed.
Jason Tate on Apr 19, 2014 - 11:41 AM
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joined The Replacements' on stage at Coachella. Hit the replies for some video clips.
Jason Tate on Apr 19, 2014 - 11:39 AM
TMZ is reporting that Gwen Stefani will be taking over for Christina Aguilera on the seventh season of The Voice.
Jason Tate on Apr 19, 2014 - 11:37 AM
Hit the replies to hear Sunny Day Real Estate's new song "Lipton Witch."
Jason Tate on Apr 19, 2014 - 11:35 AM
Brand New opened their set in Manchester by covering Nine Inch Nails "Wish" -- a video can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Apr 19, 2014 - 11:32 AM
Watch a video of Marika Hackman performing "Deep Green" live in the replies. The Deaf Heat EP is available now.
Kyle Huntington on Apr 19, 2014 - 5:14 AM
Watch Barren Womb's new video for "Live Fast, Die" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on Apr 18, 2014 - 9:33 PM
Read an article on Somos called "As emo revives, Somos revamps" on The Boston Globe.
“I think we were just lucky with the timing,” Haggerty explained of their being lumped into the emo resurgence. “Right around the time we started the band that all happened. We’re not haters of the emo revival, it means there are a lot more kids coming to shows. But I think we’re more of a crossover band, I don’t think we’re a typical emo band. We take pride in having a pop punk-emo-indie crossover. I like the idea of moving forward and creating something new. I like to think that’s where we’re at.”
Ryan Gardner on Apr 18, 2014 - 9:31 PM
Read my review and check out my photos of the sold out Worcester, MA stop of The Wonder Years's The Greatest Generation World Tour with Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, and Modern Baseball.
The Greatest Generation World Tour is yet another testament to why The Wonder Years are the gold standard for the genre. Between their honest songs, their tight stage presence, their rabid fanbase and even the bands they surround themselves with, The Wonder Years have set the bar impossibly high for any other band hoping to take the pop-punk throne.
Alex DiVincenzo on Apr 18, 2014 - 1:38 PM
Today's edition of AbsolutePlaylist is brought to you by me, so it's not like any of the other ones since I am a deviant. Currently I date a girl who I went to high school with, but she didn't like me in high school despite some of the best-curated mix CDs ever given to anyone on the planet. I had seen the movie High Fidelity and she hadn't, so how is it possible that this best-laid plan didn't work? Today we investigate this further with a playlist of songs that I actually put on mix CDs for a girl that I liked in high school, complete with commentary. It's in the replies, of course.
Thomas Nassiff on Apr 18, 2014 - 12:59 PM
Head to the replies to listen to Boysetsfire's cover of Funeral for a Friend's "10:45 Amsterdam Conversations" from their upcoming split.
Alex DiVincenzo on Apr 18, 2014 - 12:16 PM
Augustana's new album, Life Immitating Life, can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 12:09 PM
Andrew McMahon has announced a few extra tour dates during his upcoming run. Check them all in the replies.
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 12:04 PM
Next time you're wondering, "hey, is today burrito day?" -- this website has you covered.
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:59 AM
Four major labels are teaming up with the RIAA to file a lawsuit against Pandora for playing pre-Feb. 15, 1972 recordings without making any royalty payments.
According to the just-filed lawsuit, the Copyright Act that created the master recording copyright "expressly preserves for pre-72 recordings 'any rights or remedies under the common law or statutes of any states' -- which rights and remedies are not in any way annulled or limited." The lawsuit further states that the New York courts have done so by recognizing and enforcing exclusive ownership rights in pre-1972 recordings. “For more than 100 years, the courts repeatedly have affirmed the policy of this [New York] State that the...
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:58 AM
Andrew McMahon is currently in the studio working on new music.
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:56 AM
Greenhorn (Roger Lima of Less Than Jake and Jen Vito of No More) have signed to Anchorless Records.
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:55 AM
Fun.'s Record Store Day release, Point and Light, can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:52 AM
Broken Bells performed "Control" on Conan -- you can check out the video here.
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:51 AM
Nightmares will release Suspira on June 3rd via Rise Records. Check the replies for a teaser video.
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:47 AM
Saves the Day was born yesterday, April 17th, 1997 -- happy birthday!
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:41 AM
Check out a video interview with Davey Havok talking about the last AFI album over at Fuse.
At the time of the creation of our record Burials, those themes and emotions were very present in my life, unfortunately. Before going on stage, it’s more of a calm and a focus. A lot of those emotions are what we’re creating on stage. Though it may be a bleak sentiment, the unification of people expressing that catharsis has a positive result at times.”
Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:40 AM
Shop Radio Cast will be releasing Finch's Say Hello To Sunshine on vinyl on June 10th. Pre-orders will go up tonight.

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Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 11:37 AM
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Jason Tate on Apr 18, 2014 - 10:00 AM
La Dispute posted a statement about the departure of guitarist Kevin Whittemore.
For those of you not present at either our Grand Rapids or our Cleveland show this past Sunday and Monday respectively (excepting of course close friends not in attendance who were privy to this information prior to the commencement of tour), Kevin has, after roughly ten years of standing to my left and playing guitar in La Dispute, decided to move on to pursue other endeavors. Unsurprisingly, he’s stepping only sideways in his passion, opting instead to pursue the building of beautiful guitars rather than to play guitar beautifully as a profession, enrolling in a luthiery school here in our home...
Alex DiVincenzo on Apr 18, 2014 - 9:56 AM
For a limited time, you can get Sainthood Reps' excellently brooding album Headswell for free on bandcamp.
Blake Solomon on Apr 18, 2014 - 9:16 AM
Womb, there it is.
Staff ReviewsTaking Back Sunday - Happiness Is (Drew Beringer)
Show ReviewsThe Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern Baseball - Worcester, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Drew Beringer on Apr 18, 2014 - 6:10 AM
Future has released the video for "I Won," a track featuring Kanye West about their respective fiances. The track comes from Future's new LP Honest, which is out Tuesday and can be streamed at MTV. You can watch the video in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on Apr 18, 2014 - 6:05 AM
The Quietus has a great piece up about the negative effects that the 2014 Record Store Day has been having on the industry it's designed to help. The essay is filled with comments and quotes from small labels about the effects RSD has had on their schedules, releases, and a number of other problems. Who's to blame? In the minds of some, it's the major labels elbowing their way onto the scene and saying "What can we shit into the form of a record and shove into the hands of the wanton masses?" If you're planning on hitting the shops this year, does this change any of your purchasing plans?
Ryan Dennehy on Apr 18, 2014 - 5:47 AM
We've had Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic and The Xcerts, now here's another Scottish rock band who look destined for great things. Fatherson released their debut album I Am An Island last week, and it's full to the brim with shimmering hooks and frontman Ross Leighton's charming brogue. Scroll down to check out the very slightly NSFW video for new track "I Like Not Knowing".
Andy Biddulph on Apr 18, 2014 - 5:22 AM
This week's installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies.
Andy Biddulph on Apr 18, 2014 - 4:13 AM
You can now pre-order Weatherbox's incredible new LP, Flies In All Directions.
Drew Beringer on Apr 17, 2014 - 6:34 PM
Culprit have announced that they are heading out on the road with Ghost Parade, Check out the dates and support in the replies.
Steve Alcala on Apr 17, 2014 - 5:17 PM
Head over to Impose Magazine to stream Andrew Jackson Jihad's new song, "Linda Ronstadt."
Keagan Ilvonen on Apr 17, 2014 - 3:50 PM
London band, Fort Hope have released their new video for "The Rapture" which can be seen in the replies. You can pre-order their debut album, Courage on iTunes.
Keagan Ilvonen on Apr 17, 2014 - 3:47 PM
Happy Body Slow Brain have premiered the live version of their track, "Emperor" over on Under The Gun Review. The cut is from the band's upcoming LIVE EP which is dropping later this month.
Keagan Ilvonen on Apr 17, 2014 - 3:34 PM
Zeds Dead are giving away their new single, "Hadouken" for free. Head to the replies to give it a listen and download.
Keagan Ilvonen on Apr 17, 2014 - 3:16 PM
In celebration of their tour kicking off tonight, The Hold Steady and Deer Tick have done covers of each other's songs. Head to the replies to stream The Hold Steady covering "Easy" and Deer Tick covering "Constructive Summer."
Keagan Ilvonen on Apr 17, 2014 - 3:14 PM
Bingo Players' new track "Knock You Out" can be found in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on Apr 17, 2014 - 3:09 PM
Com Truise's new music video for "Subsonic" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on Apr 17, 2014 - 3:07 PM

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