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ABSOLUTExclusive: No Tide Song Premiere
Nebraska's No Tide have announced their new EP, Daydream, which will be released on June 3rd. Take a listen to a new track titled "Where We Went Wrong" in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-orders are available from Take This To Heart Records. The promising, young pop punk act brings to mind the likes of Saves the Day and The Story So Far.
Video Interview With The 1975
Check the replies for KROQ's video interview with The 1975.
Fall Out Boy Post Anniversary Video
Fall Out Boy have posted a "one year anniversary" video for Save Rock and Roll. Check the replies.
France has dropped the anti-discrimination case against Bob Dylan.
Now that the five-month investigation into Dylan's case has been closed, the same charges he faced have been brought against Rolling Stone France publisher Michael Birnbaum, who faces up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of €45,000 ($62,000) for publishing the remarks. Neither his lawyer nor representatives from the U.S. edition of Rolling Stone gave comments to the Wall Street Journal.
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Fun. Are Working On New Album
Fun. are getting back to work on a new album.
"It's weird to talk about this, but it is interesting when you look at a song like 'Some Nights.' I remember when writing it, the thought was, 'No one’s gonna understand this. This isn't gonna happen. And this is the last chance, and then I gotta go get a real job,'" he said. "The first song on this new album is like the opposite of that, lyrically. You know, 'You got what you wished for. What the fuck are you wishing for now?'
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Stream Bruce Springsteen's "Hurry Up Sundown"
You can stream Bruce Springsteen's new Record Store Day tune "Hurry Up Sundown" over at NPR.
Revelation Records Re-Releasing Soul Search's 7"
Revelation Records will be re-releasing Soul Search's 2013 7” EP Nothing But A Nightmare -- which was originally released on Back To Back Records and soon out of print. This version has been remixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues), remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and will be presented with brand new artwork. Look for a release later in 2014 along with the band's debut LP on Revelation.
The Lessons of Six Years of Blogging
Brenden Kelly, of The Lawrence Arms, reflects on the last six-years of blogging.
As for things I’ve learned that aren’t about the craft of writing: Don’t say shit that’s controversial or antagonistic unless you’re sure you mean it or you REALLY don’t care. The internet is full of trolls and all they want to do is hurt people who make stuff (even stuff as inconsequential as a dumb blog or thought catalog listicle). That’s just their general MO. If you insult something they like, watch the fuck out.
"Labels Made a Mistake By Not Doing a Deal With Napster"
Music attorney Lee Phillips believes that labels made a mistake by not doing a deal with Napster. Hindsight is twenty-twenty and all that -- but the article raises some good points.
“The labels will pay anything to keep prestige acts,” he says, pointing to his recent handling of negotiations on behalf of Barbra Streisand to re-sign with Columbia Records. “But there are only a handful of artists in that category. In signing new acts, it’s not only about talent, but what kind of following you bring to the table. That’s why labels have started signing these 360 deals. Since they’re not making money from albums sales, they want a piece of touring, publishing merchandising and endorsements.”
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Video Interview With Nas Discussing "Illmatic" Doubts
Check the replies for a video interview with Nas discussing his doubts about how his classic, Illmatic, would be received.
No Machine Post Video and Download
Watch the slightly NSFW video for No Machine's (members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Happy Body Slow Brain, NK) new song, "No Machine," in the replies. You can also stream and download the song via their SoundCloud.
Tancred Vinyl Pre-Order
Tancred's first record is available for pre-order on vinyl via No Sleep.

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Emery Surpass Crowd Funding Goal, Add New Packages
Emery has surpassed their $50,000 goal to fund their new album, You Were Never Alone. The band has added some new packages if you're still interested in contributing.
The Restless Hearts Sign with Adeline Records
Adeline Records has signed The Restless Hearts from Oakland, CA.
You Me at Six Postponing Tour Dates
You Me at Six will be postponing their North American tour.
Following more than a year of straight touring, Josh is suffering from vocal exhaustion and is under doctor’s orders to rest his vocal cords for a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Matt, Max, Chris, Dan, and of course, Josh, are therefore sorry and disappointed to announce the unavoidable postponement of their upcoming North America Tour, which was due to start in LA on April 21st. Given Josh’s need for rest, the band is unable to perform at the high energy level for which they’re known.

ALL VIP & GA tickets for the tour will be valid for the rescheduled shows, which will now run from September 15th through October 20th. The new shows...
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The Hell Sign With Prosthetic Records
The Hell have signed to Prosthetic Records.

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Bayside's Record Store Day 7"
Bayside will be releasing a "Time has Come" 7" for Record Store Day this year.
Bayside's Time Has Come 7" includes their latest single "Time Has Come" off the new album Cult on Side A and the RSD exclusive track "Indiana" on Side B. The pressing is limited to 500 on Opaque Pink vinyl.
Is it EDM's Fault Outkast "Flopped" at Coachella?
Tim Hirsh, writing for EDM.com, has written an article on why Outkast "flopped" at Coachella -- placing the blame on (you should have guessed) EDM.
We all like to party and dance around. But now a great deal of people that come out to festivals have an expectation of immediately accessible music. You could have wandered into Dillon Francis’s Coachella set without knowing a single song and absolutely loved it. EDM, in a live setting, has a way of being instantly entertaining – and here’s the kicker – in a way lyrical, 90s-style hip hop really has no chance at matching. When you’re accustomed to thousands of perfectly synced strobe lights and the energy-building peaks and valleys of a...
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Morrissey Song Title Generator
This is the Morrissey song title generator we deserve.
Coke's Music Strategy
Coca-Cola's head of global entertainment recently sat down with Billboard to talk about their music strategy.
I think the payoff is it allows us to have another sensory experience for the brand. The vision is to have the same expression through music where people can find that happiness, that uplift, that positivity through music, through a Coke Spotify page, through something we’re doing on our web site, through one of the experiences we’re creating around the world. It's creating that consistent experience around music that brings to life our brand and what the brand means.
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Bridge Nine Sign R.A.
Bridge Nine has signed R.A.
Converge Post Video for "All We Love We Leave Behind"
Converge's video for "All We Love We Leave Behind" can be found in the replies.
Jimmy Eat World Announce May Dates
Jimmy Eat World have announced a few tour dates in May.
The Downtown Fiction Post Lyric Video
The Downtown Fiction's lyric (why?) video for "Kiss My Friends" can be found in the replies.

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Chain Gang Of 1974 Premiere New Video
Chain Gang Of 1974's music video for "Sleepwalking" is premiering over at mtvU.com.
Dessa's "Castor, The Twin" Coming to Vinyl
Dessa's Castor, The Twin will be available on vinyl for the first time April 19th.
AC/DC Recording in May
AC/DC will start recording in May, despite Malcolm Young's debilitating health.
Speaking exclusively to the UK’s The Telegraph, he said: “We are definitely getting together in May in Vancouver. We’re going to pick up some guitars, have a plonk, and see if anybody has got any tunes or ideas. If anything happens, we’ll record it.”

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Tom Delonge has joined a new program/app called "Reissued" and will be selling one of a kind items.
It's a curated social marketplace app that features vintage, one-of-a-kind and limited run goods .. So follow @reissued to see what I decide to sell :) #TomsArt #AVAEditions #BlinkArchives
Emily Wolfe Releases New Video
Watch Emily Wolfe's new video for “Violent Veins” in the replies.
The Raised by Wolves Release New Video
Watch ]The Raised by Wolves' new video for “Freddy Freaker" in the replies.
Less Than Jake 7" For "Do The Math"
Less Than Jake will release a 7" for "Do the Math." Pre-orders are on their webstore.
Dot Hacker (RHCP) Release New Song
Dot Hacker (Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers) are releasing a special 7" for Record Store Day. Hit the replies to hear their new single "Whatever You Want."
Moose Blood Join No Sleep Records
Moose Blood has signed to No Sleep Records and will release their debut album later this year via the label. Read the press release in the replies.
The Wytches New Video + Tour
The Wytches have released their video for "Robe For Juda" which can be seen in the replies alongside their first North American tour dates supporting Cloud Nothings and METZ.
Vanna Announce Pure Noise Debut "VOID"
Vanna will release their fifth full-length, VOID, on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Its artwork is in the replies.

Track Listing
1. VOID
2. Toxic Pretender
3. Holy Hell
4. Digging
5. Yuth Decay
6. Personal Cross
7. Humaphobia
8. Piss Up A Rope
9. Pornocopia
10. All American’t
11. Bienvenue
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The Cab Post Teaser Video
A teaser video for The Cab's upcoming release can be found on Instagram.
Childish Gambino Wants Out of His Record Contract
Childish Gambino would like out of his record contract.
Glover went on to say that he wants another company—“Def Jam, Atlantic, whatever”—to buy him out of his contract, noting that Glassnote must not care about him because he’s “not loud, or outrageous, or a white girl with a big ass.” (Not that most of Glassnote’s other acts—Mumford & Sons, Chvrches, Little Green Cars, Two Door Cinema Club, Phoenix, etc.—are any of those things either.) Glover also maintains that the label has been lying to him, claiming that after he said, “I know how the Internet works,” to his label, they “laughed on the phone and said, ‘oh really?’”
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The Gaslight Anthem Play Ball With The Yankees
Benny Horowitz, drummer for The Gaslight Anthem, breaks down the Yankees' season for Billboard's "Play Ball" series.
With a healthy team I don't see them not competing again for the for the A.L. East. I think Tampa’s real strong again and I think Boston is really strong again and you know they’re going to be right there in the mix at the end. I’m a Yankees fan. I gotta go for it -- of course they could win the World Series this year. Why not?
Wreck & Reference Announce "Want" for June 10th
Wreck & Reference will release its new album, Want, on June 10th via The Flenser.
Stream New Planning For Burial Song
You can stream a new Planning For Burial song titled "Where You Rest Your Head At Night" at Noisey. The track appears on the band's upcoming album, Desideratum, which hits stores on May 13th via The Flenser.
Stream New Emma Ruth Rundle Song "Run Forever"
You can stream a new Emma Ruth Rundle song titled "Run Forever" over at Stereogum. The track appears on her upcoming album, Some Heavy Ocean, which hits stores on May 20th via Sargent House. The album is available to pre-order digitally or physically.
The Gentlemen Thieves Stream New Record
The Gentlemen Thieves are streaming Uncertainties over at Exclaim! right now. The record will be released on April 22nd and it was produced by ex-Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh.
The Fall Four Release Song/Video "Wake Up"
Previous members of Emarosa, Rosaline, Danger is My Middle Name, and more have formed The Fall Four. Hit the replies to watch their video for "Wake Up."