Tell Your Mom About Our Show (115)
This week's episode of Encore starts with a discussion about fostering creativity and how we try to stay sharp and inspired and not fall into a rut. It's hard. We want to be better at it. Then we look at the RIAA changing up how they certify albums, Brand New selling out MSG and announcing some kind of release this year, and looking at the difference between huge stadium like shows versus the small venues we're used to. We then answer some questions about favorite movies about music, the idea that bands should feel obligated to play "fan favorites" on tours, favorite bands from the UK, and the first albums we ever really anticipated. This week once again (fingers crossed) has chapter...
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Staff Recommendations: 2-07-2016
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 podcast.
Miike Snow Streams "I Feel the Weight"
Hit the replies to stream Miike Snow's "I Feel the Weight."
The 1975 on SNL [Video]
The 1975's performance of "The Sound" on SNL can be found here, and a performance of "Love Me" can be found here.
5 Seconds of Summer on Corden
Hit the replies to check out 5 Seconds Of Summer performing "Jet Black Heart" on The Late Late Show.
New Travis Barker Drum Tracking Video
Hit the replies to check out a short clip of Travis Barker tracking drums for the new Blink-182 album.

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Beyonce Releases New Single Ahead Of Super Bowl Performance
Beyonce just dropped a new single, "Formation," that you can stream in the replies and get a free download of from Tidal. She will be appearing alongside Coldplay at the Super Bowl's halftime show tomorrow.
Stream Future's 'EVOL' On Apple Music
Future's new album EVOL is now available to stream exclusively on Apple Music.
Watch Panic! At The Disco Perform "Victorious" on Ellen
Jump to the replies to watch Panic! At The Disco's performance of "Victorious" from today's episode of Ellen.
We the Kings Post Video for "The Story of Tonight"
Hit the replies to check out the video for We the Kings's "The Story of Tonight."
mewithoutYou Add Three New Shows
mewithoutYou are doing 3 shows between their European tour with TWIABP and their American tour with Say Anything. Check those out in the replies.

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Stone Temple Pilots Looking For New Singer
Stone Temple Pilots have announced a search for a new singer. More info is here.

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The Ready Set Sign With Hopeless, Announce New Album
The Ready Set have signed with Hopeless Records and will release their new album, I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love, on April 8th. You can stream a new song, "Good Enough," in the replies.

Track List
Disappearing Act
Being Afraid
Good Enough
I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love
Run With Me
Should We Go Downtown
No Love (feat. Ansley Newman)
Fire In The Sky
See You

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The 1975 and Larry David SNL Promo
Hit the replies to check out a new promo for SNL with The 1975, Larry David, and Kate McKinnon. The episode airs this weekend.
Andrew Bird Announces New Album 'Are You Serious'
Andrew Bird will release his new album, Are You Serious, on April 1st via Loma Vista Recordings. You can hear the first single entitled, "Capsized" in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Capsized
2. Roma Fade
3. Truth Lies Low
4. Puma
5. Chemical Switches
6. Left-Handed Kisses
7. Are You Serious
8. Saints Preservus
9. The New Saint Jude
10. Valleys Of The Young
11. Bellevue
Stream SWMRS' New Album 'Drive North'
You can stream SWMRS' new album, Drive North, over on Rolling Stone. The album was produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR.
Frank Turner To Release 'Mittens' EP on March 4th
Frank Turner will release his Mittens EP on March 4th via Xtra Mile Recordings. You can now pre-order the release on iTunes and you can watch the new video for the title track in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Mittens
2. Least Of All Young Caroline
3. Little Aphrodite
4. Cleopatra In Brooklyn
5. The Armadillo
The Dead Weather Release "Impossible Winner" Video
The Dead Weather's new video for "Impossible Winner" can be seen in the replies. Interview: Simple Plan
Our interview with Simple Plan can be read here.
I think the culture we're in right now, it's never been easier to be discouraged. It's never been easier to be made fun of or to be hurt by what people think. I'm talking bands or even just regular people. There's almost like this license to bash everybody and to say the meanest, most intense stuff online. You're behind your keyboard and you feel like you can say anything you want. I think people don't realize that maybe it affects people. We definitely went through that on this album. But then you have to realize that you build something that's worth protecting, something that's worth it to keep going, something that's worth the effort....
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Parquet Courts Announce 'Human Performance'
Parquet Courts will release Human Performance on April 8th. A new video and tour dates are in the replies.

Track List
01 Dust
02 Human Performance
03 Outside
04 I Was Just Here
05 Paraphrased
06 Captive Of The Sun
07 Steady On My Mind
08 One Man, No City
09 Berlin Got Blurry
10 Keep It Even
11 Two Dead Cops
12 Pathos Prairie
13 It's Gonna Happen

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The Rocket Summer Post New Song
The Rocket Summer's new song "Help Me Out" is out now on Spotify (and most other streaming sites).
Every Green Day Song in 10 Minutes
Here's a 10-minute medley of some guy doing every Green Day song. Because friday. It's in the replies.

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R.I.P. Dave Mirra
BMX legend, Dave Mirra, has passed away from an apparent suicide.
Andy Jackson And The Mary Tyler Mormans Debut New Song
Well, to those waiting, here is a new track from Andy Jackson & the Mary Tyler Mormons feat. Ian Grushka, Michael Bethancourt, and Cyrus Bolooki. Check it out in the replies.

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Against the Current Announce Debut Album 'In Our Bones'
Against the Current's debut album, In Our Bones, will be released on May 20th.
After The Burial Release New Song "Collapse"
Hit the replies to check out a new After the Burial song called "Collapse."

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The Lumineers Release New Song "Ophelia"
Check out a new song by The Lumineers called "Ophelia" in the replies.
Unsigned Spotlight: Worth Taking
San Francisco's Worth Taking are self-releasing their sophomore album, Hangman, next Friday, February 12th. We're debuting their new single, "Make This Right" in the replies. Influenced by the likes of Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World and Foo Fighters, the group has been aptly described as “punk enough for you, but still pop enough for your mom." If you like what you can hear, you can pre-order the digital album for just $3.49 on Bandcamp. You might want to grab a free download of their covers EP while you're there.
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In an update to a post from yesterday, Dustin Kensrue will release Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood, a live album of cover songs on March 18th. It is now available for pre-order on iTunes and on vinyl through his site.

Track Listing
01) Intro
02) Hospital Beds
03) Buzzcut Season
04) Jesus Christ
05) Creep
06) Wrecking Ball
07) Cold as It Gets
08) Round Here
09) State Trooper
10) Dance Me to the End of Love
11) Down There By the Train

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Join Us On Other Networks
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr,, and Rdio. The staff can also be found elsewhere online -- this page has the goods. Show us some love.
Brian Fallon Streams "Smoke"
One of my personal favorites from Brian Fallon's new solo album, "Smoke," can be streamed in the replies.
Albums in Stores Today: February 5th, 2016
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.
Simple Plan Posts Video for "Opinion Overload"
Hit the replies to check out Simple Plan's new video for "Opinion Overload."
Against The Current Release New Single
You can check out Against the Current's new single "Running with the Wild Things" on Apple Music.

Update: Hit the replies to check it out.
Halsey Posts Live Video for "Colors"
Hit the replies to check out a live video of Halsey performing "Colors."
Holy Ghost! to Release 'Crime Cutz' EP
Holy Ghost!'s new song "Crime Cutz" can be found on Apple Music. An EP of the same name will be coming out at the end of April and a trailer for it is in the replies.
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties will be adding a track to the NotSafetoDrink charity release.
Tom Delonge Announces 'Sekret Machines' for April 5th
Tom DeLonge announced that Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows will be out April 5th. It will be a 704-page hardcover novel, and will be the first in a three-volume series of fiction novels.
Chasing Shadows is a complex and thrilling read based on facts and actual events gleaned from the authors’ sources within the military and intelligence community. The book follows the witnesses, which are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. What those objects were, where they came from, and who—or what—might be inside them is the subject of fierce debate and equally fierce mockery, so that...
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Lana Del Rey to Have Music Video Premiere Event in LA
Lana Del Rey is having a music video premiere event for "Freak" at The Wiltern in LA on Tuesday, February 9th. The event is presented by Vevo, and tickets can be purchased here at 9 AM PT tomorrow.
Self Defense Family Announce New EP
Self Defense Family will release a new 4-song EP called Superior on February 19th. Album art is in the replies, preorder info is here.

1. In Those Dark Satanic Mills
2. The Climate of the Room
3. Superior
4. Good Idea Machine
Dustin Kensrue Cover Album to Release Tomorrow?
It appears that Dustin Kensrue's cover album will be launching tomorrow.

Update: The album will be released on March 18th.

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The Red Western Stream Double-EP
The Red Western are gearing up to release their double-EP, Sirens and Arrows, on February 5th and you can now stream both in the replies. Described as "five cuts of big, bright, full-of-life indie rock with tinges of pop (delightfully reminiscent of Camera Obscura), Americana and even a little bit of alt-emo in the vein of Run For Cover Records acts like Petal." I definitely recommend giving them a whirl and heading to iTunes and Bandcamp to support a great independent band.
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Josh Farro Streams 'Walkways'
Josh Farro (ex-Paramore) is streaming his debut album Walkways, due for release Friday. Check that out in the replies, and you can see Farro with The Rocket Summer on upcoming US tour dates.

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GoFundMe For Jon Bunch's Son
Further Seems Forever posted a link to a gofundme page for Jon Bunch's son's college fund.
Deftones Release Full Version of "Prayers/Triangles"
After two teaser clips, we finally have Deftones' new single, "Prayers/Triangles," from their upcoming album Gore. Check it out in the replies.