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Happy Thanksgiving everyone. The website will be much slower in the news department than usual today as we gorge ourselves on food, drinks, and as much family and friends as we can handle. As Thomas wrote yesterday, the podcast is taking the week off as well. I just want to wish everyone a happy holiday.

The next few days always have a bunch of sales that show up for people to spend their money on, so I'm going to keep this thread open for the weekend and if there's a great deal you know about, please share it in the replies. Personally, I think this price on Amazon for one of my favorite pair of closed headphones, the Beyerdynamic DT-770s, is really good. Other sites worth checking...
Jason Tate on Nov 26, 2015 - 12:56 PM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Jason Tate on Nov 29, 2015 - 1:00 AM
Last week, we gave Minus the Bear a shot at our Disposable Diaries series (pun intended). They not only documented their time backstage, but were awesome enough to also snap some photos during their performance! Check the replies for a few highlights and view the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.

Here’s the show review/photoset in case you missed it:
Photos & Show ReviewsMinus the Bear (11/20/2015) - Santa Ana, CA (Angelica Abalos)
Angelica Abalos on Nov 28, 2015 - 11:36 AM
The first week numbers are in, and Adele's 25 has set a new record, at 3.38 million copies in its first week in the U.S. Congratulations to her!
Eric Wilson on Nov 28, 2015 - 8:28 PM
The Summer Set are mixing the last song for their new album, which is expected to be out in March. Some clips can be heard on Instagram.
Joe DeAndrea on Nov 28, 2015 - 5:33 PM
Rihanna's forthcoming album Anti is still shrouded in mystery and nobody has heard it, but that didn't stop Yahoo! from publishing a review of the album featuring incisive criticism like "the 27 year old performer's latest album has [NUMBER OF TRACKS] and it's lyrics [HYPERLINK TO RAPGENIUS] continue the "BBHMM" storyline". Check out the whole "review" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on Nov 28, 2015 - 4:38 PM
Erykah Badu has shared her But U Caint Use My Phone mixtape, featuring her remix of Drake's "Hotline Bling" and an appearance from Andre 3000 on "Hello."
Ryan Dennehy on Nov 28, 2015 - 4:30 PM
Walk The Moon will release the Different Colors EP on December 4th, that will feature two unreleased songs and two remixes. All proceeds will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign.
Eric Wilson on Nov 28, 2015 - 6:12 AM
You can watch Fall Out Boy's awesome Jimmy Kimmel Post-Show concert over on Yahoo.
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 27, 2015 - 11:17 PM
The Killers' Christmas song "Dirt Sledding" is up on Apple Music.

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Jason Tate on Nov 27, 2015 - 4:27 PM
Eric Nally from Foxy Shazam had a cameo in a Jimmy Fallon and Rashida Jones sketch last night. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Nov 27, 2015 - 4:24 PM
Coldplay shared the new song "Everglow" on Beats 1.
Jason Tate on Nov 27, 2015 - 4:23 PM
Tame Impala's new video for "The Less I Know the Better" is up on Vevo.
Jason Tate on Nov 27, 2015 - 4:20 PM
Daft Punk's Unchained documentary will air on Showtime on Thursday, December 10th. Trailer in the replies.
Jason Tate on Nov 27, 2015 - 4:20 PM
Hit the replies to stream Kendrick Lamar's "Black Friday."
Jason Tate on Nov 27, 2015 - 4:17 PM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online -- this page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on Nov 27, 2015 - 3:00 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 Nov 27, 2015 - 1:00 AM
Head to the replies to stream Panic! At The Disco's latest song entitled, "LA Devotee."
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 26, 2015 - 10:03 PM
Amazon has released Indie for the Holidays, an exclusive compilation featuring new holiday songs from Lisa Loeb, Kill Hannah, Reverend Horton Heat, Rogue Wave, Born Cages, Matisyahu and more.

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1. Ivan & Alyosha - Being Home For Christmas
2. Bhi Bhiman - Who's Up There?
3. Langhorne Slim - Deck The Halls (with Boughs of Holly)
4. SOAK - The Christmas Waltz
5. The LeeVees & Matisyahu - Outside of December
6. Born Cages - Ave Maria
7. Family of the Year - NYE
8. Robert Pollard - What Begins on New Year's Day
9. Amason - O Little Town of Bethlehem
10. YACHT - Christmas Alone
11. Tuxedo -...
Alex DiVincenzo on Nov 25, 2015 - 8:57 PM
Carly Rae Jepsen will be a part of Fox's Grease: Live! - Hit the replies for the teaser.
Eric Wilson on Nov 25, 2015 - 2:15 PM
Max Bemis' Song Shop will be opening up on December 7th.
Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 2:09 PM
Eagles of Death Metal's first interview since the Paris massacre can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 25, 2015 - 1:18 PM
Animal Collective are currently streaming their new album in a Baltimore airport. Apparently the album will drop next Monday.
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 25, 2015 - 1:02 PM
Chart Attack held a panel discussion in Toronto last night discussing racism, power, and privilege within the music scene. You can watch the entire panel in the replies.
Music: Racism Power + Privilege 101 will feature alaska B of Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Damian Abraham of Fucked Up, Simone Schmidt of Fiver/The Highest Order, cellist Cris Derkson, journalist Max Mohenu, and media and culture sociologist Kim de Laat. It will be moderated by April Aliermo of Hooded Fang and Phèdre.

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Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:35 PM
Those Who Dream covered all of All Time Low's Future Hearts as a medley -- video in the replies.
Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:29 PM
H. Jon Benjamin who's probably known best for Archer, Bob's Burgers, being a can of vegetables and most recently his role on Master of None is releasing a surprise jazz album. The kicker being that Jon doesn't play any real instruments. The record is called Well, I Should Have... and it's available for purchase on Sub Pop's webstore. Head to the replies to check out a little teaser video.
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:28 PM
Nate Ruess's Grand Romantic is now available for preorder on vinyl.
Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:27 PM
Weerd Science will release Red Light Juliet 3: The Seer on December 24th.
Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:22 PM
Head to the replies to stream Lower Than Atlantis' latest song, "The Reason."
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:18 PM
On Dead Waves have signed to Mute Records. You can watch the group's new music video for "Blackbird" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:13 PM
Grace Mitchell's new music video for "NoLo" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:09 PM
Beans on Toast's new album, Rolling Up The Hill can be streamed over on Billboard.
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 25, 2015 - 12:08 PM
Ducking Punches has signed with Xtra Mile Recordings.

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Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 11:58 AM
Hit the replies to watch Killer Mike (Run the Jewels) introduce Bernie Sanders at a rally in Atlanta.

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Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 11:52 AM
Better Off's stripped down session with WTSR Underground can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 11:52 AM
Shane Told of Silverstein interviewed Dan Campbell for his podcast Lead Singer Syndrome. They talk about writing melodies, the challenges of starting a solo project, being a free agent after fulfilling their deal with Hopeless Records, and more.

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Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 11:48 AM
Anchor & Braille are announcing something on December 8th. Stephen has also mentioned recently that a new album is coming in early 2016 ... so fingers crossed.

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Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 11:44 AM
An email from a San Luis Obispo Tribune reporter confirms that Steve Klein's (formerly of New Found Glory) jury trial will begin on January 19th of next year.

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Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 11:33 AM
Charli XCX stars in the BBC documentary: The F Word and Me. In it she talks to people like Jack Antonoff, Ryn Weaver, and Marina and the Diamonds. Check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Nov 25, 2015 - 11:29 AM
Baggage (Jono of The Swellers) have released their first song appropriately titled "The Biggest Bar Night of The Year" which you can hear over on Alt Press.
Keagan Ilvonen on Nov 25, 2015 - 11:05 AM
Given that we usually post new episodes of Encore on Thursdays, and tomorrow is Thursday, and also Thanksgiving, we've decided to take the week off from our regularly scheduled programming. Jason and I are both very thankful toward the folks who listen each week, and toward listeners who have just stopped by for an episode or two to see what the fuss is all about. With our rebranding and Teespring campaign this year, we were able to see first-hand how many people like listening to the show each week and it's still something we're not quite used to. We love recording the show every week and we love the interaction that we get to have with our listeners so often. It's a pleasure, and it...
Thomas Nassiff on Nov 25, 2015 - 9:15 AM
Relient K have released a preview of the set list for their upcoming holiday shows.
Eric Wilson on Nov 25, 2015 - 8:24 AM

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