Encore Is Off This Week for Thanksgiving
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...
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Amazon Releases "Indie for the Holidays" Compilation
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.

Track Listing
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 -...
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Carly Rae Jepsen in Grease: Live!
Carly Rae Jepsen will be a part of Fox's Grease: Live! - Hit the replies for the teaser.
Max Bemis Song Shop Returns December 7th
Max Bemis' Song Shop will be opening up on December 7th.
Vice Releases Interview With Eagles of Death Metal
Eagles of Death Metal's first interview since the Paris massacre can be seen in the replies.
Animal Collective are currently streaming their new album in a Baltimore airport. Apparently the album will drop next Monday.
Panel: Racism, Power + Privilege 101
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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Those Who Dream covered all of All Time Low's Future Hearts as a medley -- video in the replies.
H. Jon Benjamin Releases Surprise Jazz Album
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.
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Nate Ruess's Album Finally on Vinyl
Nate Ruess's Grand Romantic is now available for preorder on vinyl.
Weerd Science Announce Release Date
Weerd Science will release Red Light Juliet 3: The Seer on December 24th.
Lower Than Atlantis Release New Song
Head to the replies to stream Lower Than Atlantis' latest song, "The Reason."
On Dead Waves Sign To Mute Records
On Dead Waves have signed to Mute Records. You can watch the group's new music video for "Blackbird" in the replies.
Grace Mitchell Releases "NoLo" Music Video
Grace Mitchell's new music video for "NoLo" can be seen in the replies.
Beans on Toast Stream New Album
Beans on Toast's new album, Rolling Up The Hill can be streamed over on Billboard.
Ducking Punches Sign With Xtra Mile Recordings
Ducking Punches has signed with Xtra Mile Recordings.

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Killer Mike Introduces Bernie Sanders
Hit the replies to watch Killer Mike (Run the Jewels) introduce Bernie Sanders at a rally in Atlanta.

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Better Off WTSR Underground Sessions
Better Off's stripped down session with WTSR Underground can be found in the replies.
Dan Campbell on Lead Singer Syndrome Podcast
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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Anchor & Braille Making Announcement on December 8th
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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Steve Klein's Jury Trial Begins Next January
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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Charli XCX - "The F Word and Me"
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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Baggage (ex-Swellers) Release First Song
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.
Relient K Tease Upcoming Set for Holiday Shows
Relient K have released a preview of the set list for their upcoming holiday shows.
First Trailer For Captain America: Civil War Released
The first trailer for Marvel's Captain America: Civil War has been released. Check it out in the replies.
Jeff Rosenstock Covers "The 59' Sound"
Hit the replies to check out Jeff Rosenstock and his band cover The Gaslight Anthem's "The 59' Sound."
Tyler ‘Scout’ Acord Has Left Issues
Tyler ‘Scout’ Acord has left Issues. A full statement from Scout can be found here.
The problem with doing something that your heart isn’t fully committed to though, is it wears off real quick. I started to become envious of every other band member living out their dreams playing what they were passionate about, getting better at their craft, all the while I was showing up for work every day. It got to the point where my least favorite part of the day was getting on stage, which is pretty ass backwards to the point of playing music for a living.

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August Burns Red Cover the "Home Alone Theme"
Hit the replies to hear August Burns Red's cover of the "Home Alone Theme," from the upcoming Punk Goes Christmas album.
Joey Fatone of N*Sync Reacts to Adele Breaking Record
Billboard reached out to various members of N*Sync to get their thoughts on Adele's accomplishment today, and Joey Fatone responded.
"Records are always meant to be broken, but with technology and current music business model, I thought this one would be tough to beat," Fatone tells Billboard. "In all honesty, Adele is the truth -- kinda excited a rare talent like hers is in the same breath as our group. I'm a huge fan....I even bought the damn album." Photos: Minus the Bear (11/20/2015)
For the past month, Minus the Bear has been touring around the US for their Menos el Oso Tour. I caught the band, with supporting acts Murder by Death and Aero Flynn, at The Observatory OC last Friday night. Check the replies for some of my favorite highlights from the show and view the full gallery on our AbsolutePunk flickr!
Fall Out Boy Interviewed at Yahoo!
Fall Out Boy sat down to talk with Yahoo!.
I don’t know if we can save rock ‘n’ roll. I don’t know if that’s even the point. I think the thing is, rock 'n’ roll needs to be saved from the old folks’ home. It needs to be saved from being a vision of the past. It needs to accept that there is a future, and it needs to relate to the future.

Submitted by mr_raccoon Forum Members Create Modest Mouse Cover EP
A few of our forum members put together an EP of Modest Mouse covers -- it's on Bandcamp.

Track Listing
1. PIG DESTROYER - Sleepwalkin'
2. bobsheiskawy - Missed The Boat
3. thesinkingship - The Air (Instrumental)
4. saddr weirdr - 3rd Planet
5. bradsonemanband - Novocain Stain

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Ariel Rechtshaid Talks Working With Adele
Ariel Rechtshaid (ex-The Hippos) worked with Adele on "When We Were Young." He recently talked to The Fader about the process:
Rechtshaid is used to pushing the artists he works with in unusual directions. As well as helming records for artists such as Haim, Sky Ferreira and Vampire Weekend, in the past few years he's been in high demand by the mainstream, giving a leftfield touch to tracks on big pop albums. Perhaps this can be traced back to 2012, when he made R&B cornball Usher sound like a whole other artist on the simmering “Climax.” In the past 12 months alone, he’s worked with Madonna on her comeback single “Living For Love,” Carly Rae Jepsen on E•MO•TION standout “All That,”...
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Caravela Stream New EP
Caravela (ex-Moving Mountains) released a new EP titled Grand Prix -- stream it in the replies.

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Fall Out Boy will be performing at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage in Hollywood as part of the post-show concert series on Yahoo. You'll be able to stream the show on Yahoo! on Wednesday, November 25th at 12:35 AM EST/9:35 PM PST.
Sigur Rós to Play New Music on Tour
Sigur Rós will debut new music on their upcoming 2016 tour.
every time you go on tour you want it to be different…and every time it is, usually because you have a new album you want to play people. and that can be fun, because you have to work out how to recreate all the complicated stuff you did in the studio for the stage. but there was a time when things were the other way round, when we worked stuff out on the road, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle was a problem for the studio later on. this time, in addition to playing songs you know, we wanted to remember the seat-of-your-pants feeling experienced in the wake of, ágætis byrjun, when for two years we formed and re-formed...
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Riffstation: Show Chords Next to Songs lets you play a music video with the song's chords showing up next to it. It's currently in beta but it looks pretty cool. Check out Blink-182's "I Miss You" here.
The chord recognition algorithm detects major, minor and 7th triads with about 85% accuracy in typical rock/pop music. The chord positions shown are in root position only. The chords will always be detected and shown in the actual key the song was recorded in. If the song is in difficult key to play in, you can use the capo tool and play in any key you like with a capo on your guitar.
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Universal has apparently blocked Morrissey's request to reissue "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris."
David Joseph at Universal Music in London has refused the request made by Morrissey and the band to re-issue 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' as a loving tribute to the lives lost in the Paris atrocities. David Joseph is instead arranging his own tribute to Paris utilizing his current crop of Universal artists.
Exclusive: Pettigrew Stream EP
Today, we're fortunate to bring you an exclusive stream from Pettigrew, a duo featuring Household frontman Josh Gilbert. Meloncholia is reminiscent of nu-wave emo bands La Dispute and Balance and Composure as well as the melodic moments of pop-punk juggernauts The Story So Far. It's a unique and effective blend of styles, and if you like what you hear, you can preorder the album here and check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies.
Ethan Oliva Releases Solo Album
Ethan Oliva just doesn't stop. As if releasing Absolute100 artist Barlow's sophomore album and a 52-track Guided By Voices tribute album this year wasn't enough, he's now released a solo album titled Findlay for name-your-price on Bandcamp. It's 35 songs. You can hear "Warp" and "Carriers" in the replies.
Matt Thiessen Confirms 2016 Relient K Album
In a recent interview, Matt Thiessen of Relient K confirms that they have an album ready for 2016.
“I always enjoy the new stuff the best because of the fresh factor. We have a new record finished and poised for a 2016 release.”

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It's Official: Adele Breaks N*Sync's First Week Record
Nielsen Music confirms (via Billboard) that Adele has broken N*Sync's first week sales record in the U.S., selling at least 2.433 million copies in a little over three days.
Pusha T Is Releasing An Album December 18th
Pusha T will release a new album, Darkest Before The Dawn, on December 18th. His long in the works album King Push will come out in spring 2016.
Disposable Diaries: Stalking Gia & Scavenger Hunt
For this new series called Disposable Diaries, we will be giving bands a disposable camera to document what it is like for them backstage. To kick off the series, Stalking Gia and Scavenger Hunt give us a preview of their shenanigans before their Orange County show. Check out some of the highlights in the replies and view the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.
Photos & Show ReviewsStalking Gia & Scavenger Hunt (11/18/2015) - Santa Ana, CA (Angelica Abalos)
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David Bowie's New Album Details
Tony Visconti recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss David Bowie's forthcoming album ★ (pronounced Blackstar) and how they were heavily influenced by Kendrick Lamar, that it features James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and a jazz quartet fronted by Donny McCaslin helped the process. Watch the video for the title track in the replies.
"We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar. We wound up with nothing like that, but we loved the fact Kendrick was so open-minded and he didn’t do a straight-up hip-hop record. He threw everything on there, and that’s exactly what we wanted to do. The goal, in many, many ways, was to avoid rock & roll."
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