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Dear Warped Tour,

We need to talk.

I fell in love with you when I was newly 16 years old. It was 2007, and the first year I’d found a way to get to you. My friend and I made plans, and scrimped and saved, and convinced a parent to drive us all the way out to Wheatland, California to see you. It was one of the best days of my life up until that point. You were the reason I started a band. You were the reason I have a platform to write this today, because you lead me to discover the bands that made me want to write.

But that was then, and things change.

There comes a time where actions have to be amplified louder than words. I’ve loved you as much as I’ve ever loved...
Anna Acosta on Jul 01, 2015 - 5:47 PM
Harbour will be touring Japan this August. Check the replies for dates.
Zac Djamoos on Jul 01, 2015 - 4:43 PM
Looks like Stephen Christian of Anberlin is contributing vocals to the new Young Fox album.

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Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 4:14 PM
As Cities Burn's new song song "Goldmine" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 3:59 PM
Head over to Alternative Press to hear a brand new song from Pentimento's upcoming 7", Stuck Forever, available July 10th via Bad Timing Records.
Aaron Mook on Jul 01, 2015 - 3:04 PM
Cardigan Records have signed Santa Cruz, CA, indie rock band Time Spent Driving. They will release Passed & Presence, their first album since 2007's I'm Your Stab in the Back, on July 21. You can preorder it on iTunes now and get three tracks instantly.
Zac Djamoos on Jul 01, 2015 - 12:03 PM
Time Spent Driving's song "Weight of the Water" from their upcoming comeback record Passed & Presence can be found in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:53 AM
The Money Pit (ex-Gatsbys American Dream) are back with another new track! Hit the replies to stream "Call the Cops."
Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:42 AM
The Republic of Wolves' His Old Branches EP is up for pre-order on vinyl.
Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:29 AM
Mary Bonney, writing for the LAMusicBlog, on her experiences in the music industry as a music journalist.
The democracy of the Internet is helping female music journalists gain a more level footing, but we need more women fearlessly writing in the face of sexism, like Lisa Robinson and Jessica Hopper and Lisa Robinson, who was famously told by Mick Jagger, “There really is no reason to have women on tour, unless they’ve got a job to do…the only reason is to fuck. Otherwise they get bored; they just sit around and moan.”
Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:27 AM
Bring Me The Horizon are apparently close to finishing up their new album. It is being mixed by Daniel Lancaster (Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Mallory Knox), with his Facebook page suggesting the final mixes may have just been completed.

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Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:23 AM
Kings Of Leon are set to start working on their 7th studio album.

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Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:22 AM
This time last year, there were so many of us challenging structures like the Warped Tour on their refusal to accurately represent female artists on their bills. We talked about the way it acts as a barrier to women who wish to get involved in alternative music and the message it sends to female fans that their place is solely in audiences, looking up to male artists and being treated only as groupies, “fangirls” or, if they’re lucky, backstage staff. We called upon Kevin Lyman and his peers to buy into the concept that they have a certain social responsibility to the people that they make their money from.

Today, Front Porch Step is playing the Warped Tour and may possibly play the...
Kelly Doherty on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:15 AM
Today is Debbie Harry's 70th birthday.

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Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:15 AM
Breaking Benjamin score their first number one album on the Billboard 200.

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Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:09 AM
Our Last Night's video for "Road To The Throne" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 11:05 AM
Man Overboard's video for "She's In Pictures" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 10:53 AM
Modest Mouse's video for "The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 10:52 AM
Former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way will be playing bass for Deryck Whibley And The Happiness Machines later this month.
Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 10:50 AM
We've been working on putting together this year's Absolute 100 feature over the past month (it won't go up until August, but this year's class is shaping up to be awesome), and while searching out the bands I want to pick for the feature I came across this Italian pop-punk band called NOW.HERE. Usually I'd sit on this pick until the feature goes up, but their new four song EP, New Perspective, is coming out July 7th and it's the first pop-punk EP I've actually found myself coming back to in a long time. It doesn't make sense to not talk about them over the next month when they've got new shit out. So, I reached out to the band to set up an exclusive stream of their new EP here on the...
Jason Tate on Jul 01, 2015 - 10:27 AM
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties will not be performing on the Acoustic Basement today. "I won't be a part of the acoustic basement today and I encourage you to go see Man Overboard at 1:15."
Thomas Nassiff on Jul 01, 2015 - 9:03 AM
It looks like Front Porch Step is playing the Acoustic Basement at Warped Tour today. In case you forgot, this is the guy who had a petition started to remove him from the Warped Tour because of alleged improper communications with underage girls. He canceled his tour plans in lieu of the accusations.
Thomas Nassiff on Jul 01, 2015 - 7:55 AM
Hope everyone has a great day! Celebrate by blasting some Living With Lions, The Flatliners, Elder Abuse, Bleed American, Single Mothers or any other awesome Canadian bands you feel like listening to.
Deborah Remus on Jul 01, 2015 - 7:55 AM
Looks like Baroness are currently in the studio recording with Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Thursday, Tame Impala).
Jake Jenkins on Jun 30, 2015 - 8:45 PM
A new Time Will Tell song called "Easy To Please" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on Jun 30, 2015 - 7:02 PM
Watch Lamb of God's music video for a new song titled "Overlord" in the replies. The track features an unprecedented amount of clean vocals for the band.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jun 30, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Mallcops will release the The Funniest Joke You've Ever Told EP on July 28. It's coming out via NDE Records, a new label started by members of the NDE (Non Denominational Emo) Facebook group which donates 100% of all profits to RAINN.org. "Ambulances" is the first song Mallcops have ever listened, and I can't be more excited to share this band's very first material with you. It ought to appeal to fans of pop rock like Anberlin and Cartel. You can stream "Ambulances" in the replies and be on the lookout for more from Mallcops.
Zac Djamoos on Jun 30, 2015 - 2:41 PM
In celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Lights Out Paris, Sims has released the deluxe edition of the album via Doomtree Records. It's available on vinyl for the first time and digitally.
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 2:25 PM
Kendrick Lamar's video for "Alright" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 2:22 PM
The artist that designed the Sex Pistols' album artwork isn't happy Virgin are using it for credit cards.
Virgin have the rights to artwork as it was Sir Richard Branson’s record label that The Sex Pistols were signed to and released their only studio album on before their split.

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Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 11:30 AM
Ryan Ross (formerly of Panic! at the Disco) is recording with a new band and hope to have some songs out by Fall.
"It's way different (to The Young Veins). I'll post a hint. Listen to The Replacements"
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 11:14 AM
After the Burial has released a follow-up statement to the news last week of their guitarist leaving the band. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 11:11 AM
Polyenso's new video for "Soda Pop Fiction" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 11:09 AM
Joanna Stern, over at the Wall Street Journal, has posted a quick primer for how you can turn off "auto-renewal" for the newly launched Apple Music. My first impressions of the service are mostly positive. I still think there's too much going on in the app, and the part I want and use most -- "My Music" -- seems kinda just there. But it works. I feel oddly attracted to this Beats 1 thing when my entire Twitter feed is talking about what's playing at the same time. I wonder if that novelty will wear off. Playlists aren't really my thing and the "select artists you like" screen had virtually no artists I like (and the device should have know that information from my iTunes usage anyway)....
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 11:06 AM
Ben Browning of Cut Copy has released his new video for "Friends of Mine" from his upcoming solo album Turns.
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 10:53 AM
Breaking Benjamin's new video for "Failure" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 10:51 AM
No Devotion will release Permanence on September 25th. A teaser video can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 10:47 AM
Knuckle Puck's new song "True Contrite" can be found in the replies. The track comes from Copacetic, which is out July 31 via Rise Records and can be pre-ordered here.
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 10:41 AM
Hit the replies to see Father John Misty covering Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs." Yep, it's just as good as you think.
Aaron Mook on Jun 30, 2015 - 9:28 AM
Brooklyn trio Safety will be releasing their new EP called Congratulate Me, I've Lost My Mind and it will be out via Community Records on August 14th. Today we are premiering a new track titled "A Wealth of Sorrows in a Few Words" in the replies. It's a solid slice of punk rock blended with indie sensibilities - it'll be a big hit with those who enjoy Into It. Over It. and even Jimmy Eat World's more aggressive side. It's pretty dope and if you dig what you hear make sure you pre-order it on black wax.
Drew Beringer on Jun 30, 2015 - 9:28 AM
Apple Music, the new streaming service from Apple, is now available when users upgrade to iOS 8.4. The company is still offering a free trial period of three months. Can it become what our Anthony Sorendino predicted it could become? What are your thoughts on the new service? Can it dethrone Spotify as the preeminent streaming service?
Craig Ismaili on Jun 30, 2015 - 8:33 AM
Sparrow Sleeps have released a Starting Line lullaby album, Based On A True Snoring. You can stream and purchase it here.
Thomas Nassiff on Jun 30, 2015 - 8:02 AM
“I’d say anything to make you stay forever because forever don’t mean nothing without you"
Staff ReviewsMan Overboard - Heavy Love (Becky Kovach)
Becky Kovach on Jun 30, 2015 - 6:58 AM
Miguel stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform his new single "Coffee" off his latest album Wildheart, which came out this week. The clip can be seen in the replies.
Jonathan Bautts on Jun 30, 2015 - 5:43 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Jason Tate on Jun 30, 2015 - 1:00 AM

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