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Secret Weapons is a new indie rock/pop band out of New York. The duo's influences range from modern (The Killers, Coldplay) to retro (Prince, Rick Springfield). Their music reflects that, as you'll hear in the replies when listening to a new track "Keep XX" from their upcoming debut EP.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/27/14 - 10:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 06/27/14 - 10:00 AM
Check the replies for Owl City's music video for "Beautiful Times (ft. Lindsey Stirling)."
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/27/14 - 09:42 AM
The Weeknd will be playing four shows this fall with ScHoolboy Q and Jhene Aiko. Head to the replies for details.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/27/14 - 09:39 AM
The Dead Rabbits' (Escape the Fate) new album, Shapeshifter, is streaming on Revolver.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/27/14 - 09:30 AM
All I want is for everyone to come to hell, there we can be free and learn to love ourselves.
Staff ReviewsWolves & Machines - Since Before Our Time (Zac Djamoos)
Zac Djamoos on 06/27/14 - 09:27 AM
David Greenwald, writing for The Oregonian:
There will be no blurred lines this summer. After a year in pop that prided itself on reckless masculinity, Robin Thicke is pleading for his estranged wife's return and the rest of the pop world seems to have learned a lesson from the firestorm of critique his "Blurred Lines" caused. From the charts to the club, 2014's male-fronted tracks are hands-free affairs that eye the altar, not the bedroom.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 10:19 PM
The album cover for The Madden Brothers new album, Greetings from California, can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 10:16 PM
Hit the replies to check out an acoustic rendition of Against Me!'s "Dead Friend."
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 10:15 PM
Owl City's new EP, Ultraviolet, can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 09:41 PM
Recently, Derrick from Sainthood Reps lost his father Gary to lung cancer. For the next week, Youth Conspiracy Records has announced that 100% of the proceeds from all sales of their Monoculture LP will go to the American Cancer Society in their ongoing fight to cure this life-stealing disease. In addition, YCR is auctioning off a test pressing of Monoculture on eBay. Limited to just five copies, this is the rarest Sainthood Reps record in existence -- all proceeds after eBay fees will go directly to the American Cancer Society.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 09:37 PM
Musicians are playing a song all day, every day, as part of the Kjartansson exhibit.
As part of the New Museum's solo exhibition devoted to the Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson, a group of 15 musicians have been playing a single song all day, every day the museum is open. When the gig ends along with the show at the end of the month, they estimate it will have been performed roughly 6,000 times, for 308 hours, and with the help of several dozen gallons of beer.

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P.O.S. has returned from his kidney transplant and will soon be playing shows again. Welcome back Stef.
He returns to the stage with his Doomtree crew Saturday at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth on a now-annual hip-hop-meets-hippie-folk bill with Trampled by Turtles, an intrastate jaunt that also includes a warm-up gig Friday in Moorhead, Minn. He already delivered what he called a “tester” performance with Doomtree two weekends ago at the Green Line grand opening party in St. Paul, and he said it went well.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 09:14 PM
In the replies is Dustin Kensrue performing a cover of Lorde's "Buzzcut Season" live.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 09:11 PM
Travis Barker, Blink 182, makes a cameo in the new Demi Lovato music video, it's in the replies and he appears around the 2:58 mark.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 09:09 PM
Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and Courtney Cox are now engaged.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 06:23 PM
One of the highlights of my week has become getting to talk with my two friends Thomas and Drew on our weekly podcast. Sometimes sitting down to edit the thing makes my eyes feel like rubber ... but it's all about powering through. This week's topics include: The Gaslight Anthem's two new songs and how we feel about having to post about "leaked" songs from bands we like, The Swellers saying goodbye and why they never seemed to break out the way we all expected, the disappearance of music videos, and personal space and touching musicians while they play. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 06:02 PM
Miniature Tigers' new video for "Used To Be The Shit" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:57 AM
Spartan Records has signed Pittsburgh's Young Fox.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:53 AM
Hit the replies to hear Bleachers' new song "Like a River Runs."

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Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:49 AM
Hit the replies to listen to a new song from Grimes, reportedly the one she originally wrote for Rihanna.
Chris Collum on 06/26/14 - 11:46 AM
Count Your Lucky Stars Records have signed Zookeeper (Chris Simpson of Mineral) and will release their second album, Pink Chalk, on August 12.
Zac Djamoos on 06/26/14 - 11:46 AM
Ovlov have broken up.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:41 AM
Based on an Instagram post, it looks like Bob Bryar (ex-My Chemical Romance) is working with Angels and Airwaves in some capacity.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:40 AM
Stream/(free) download a new People in Cars track, titled "stopwatch," on Bob Records' bandcamp.
Zac Djamoos on 06/26/14 - 11:39 AM
Billboard sat down with Anberlin to talk about the end.
I would rather people say, “Why are they disbanding?” than “Wait, they’re still a band?” That’s what it’s all about. Every band has to know when to hold ‘em, when to fold ‘em. And I just feel like if we want to keep the inspiration, the legacy and everything we’ve done and accomplished as something people are still excited about, we should leave before we’re back in a van playing for 40 people. Twelve years we just put our heart and soul into this, so why leave it with putting a bad taste in peoples' mouths?
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:35 AM
Hit the replies to hear a clip of Weezer's "Eulogy For a Rock Band."
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:31 AM
Pete Wentz tells Canoe.ca that while Fall Out Boy hasn't recorded any new music yet, we should expect probably something different when they do.
If anything I think that we’re far more open now to doing something that’s like probably outside of what people would consider our genre or who we are. So the music that we’ve written so far, to me it’s sounds different than any of the other stuff we’ve ever worked on.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:29 AM
Soundcloud has launched a new and redesigned iPhone app today. Perfect for listening to our podcast (which will have a new episode coming out early tomorrow).
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:26 AM
Blink-182 have announced a second warm-up London show. Details in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:25 AM
Jimmy Eat World's tour dates are now up for sale. Dates and links in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:22 AM
The 1975 will be performing a secret show tonight at the Glastonbury festival.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:20 AM
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties is playing a secret show tonight in Manhattan at 8pm, his first show under the moniker. If you want to go, email secretshow@glamourkills.com - it's limited to 30 people. I'll be there, so follow me or the AbsolutePunk account on Twitter for updates.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/26/14 - 11:19 AM
Collect Records has launched. The label was formed by Geoff Rickly of Thursday, Norman from Texas is the Reason, and Shaun from Weekend.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 11:18 AM
Previously only available in the UK, you can now head to the replies to watch an hour long, rare interview with Rick Rubin by Zane Lowe for the BBC at Rubin's Shangri-La studio. They talk about Def Jam, American Records, Kanye West, the recording process, the bands and albums Rick has produced, a tour of the studio and much more. It's a great watch.
Kyle Huntington on 06/26/14 - 10:31 AM
You take the high road down, I take the ground below you
Staff ReviewsThe Black Keys - Turn Blue (Chris Collum)
Follow-UpWell, that escalated quickly. (Jason Tate)
Chris Collum on 06/26/14 - 09:13 AM
You can stream a brand new Prawn song titled "Thalassa" at Noisey. It's off the band's upcoming excellent new LP, Kingfisher, which hits stores on August 12th and can be pre-ordered now via Topshelf.
Drew Beringer on 06/26/14 - 07:47 AM
Delta Spirit's new album Into the Wide has been set for a September 9th release date. You can also preorder the album here.

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Blake Solomon on 06/26/14 - 07:29 AM
Here's a little something to get you all amped up before the Team USA game today: Noisey has written an article ranking Drive Thru Records' releases from bad to really bad. The label's co-founder, Stephanie Reines, weighed in with her thoughts, of course:
This is a GREAT tribute! The list of “worst” bands on our shitty-ass label reminds me JUST HOW GOOD our bands were and still are. Many of them still touring with fanbases bigger than ever! Fuck, me & Richard Reines have such good taste in music. And our branding was good enough to stand the test of time. They’re STILL talking about DTR 15+ years later. Bottom line: DTR AND OUR BANDS RULE! Hey, so does our former staff!


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Blake Solomon on 06/26/14 - 07:26 AM
At last night's Avicii show in Boston, 36 people were hospitalized. It is being reported that most of the cases are for drug and alcohol-related issues.
Just hearing the awful news abt tonight. Its a terrible thing, I rly hope everyone is ok! My thoughts go to those affected & their families.
Blake Solomon on 06/26/14 - 07:23 AM
We have a pretty rad video exclusive today featuring Max Bemis talking about some of the songs on Say Anything's latest album, Hebrews. In the replies, you can check out Bemis going in-depth about "Kall Me Kubrick", "My Greatest Fear Is Splendid" and the title track. If you read my review of the album, you may recall that these three tracks are some of the most intense and unique ones on the entire album. The band is currently on tour with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It!.
Drew Beringer on 06/26/14 - 06:58 AM
Trapdoor Social recently released their new EP, Science of Love. You may remember their 2012 EP, Death Of A Friend, which featured Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums. Today, we are premiering a live in studio performance of "Angel City" off of it. Fans of pop-rock with piano hints should enjoy this one.
Ryan Gardner on 06/26/14 - 06:22 AM
Hit the replies to watch Jag from A Skylit Drive cook some dark chocolate french toast.
Jason Tate on 06/25/14 - 10:23 PM
Motion City Soundtrack have finished recording their new album.
Jason Tate on 06/25/14 - 10:04 PM
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