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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.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 03:29 PM
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?'
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 02:26 PM
You can stream Bruce Springsteen's new Record Store Day tune "Hurry Up Sundown" over at NPR.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 02:25 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 12:54 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:53 AM
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.”
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:49 AM
Check the replies for a video interview with Nas discussing his doubts about how his classic, Illmatic, would be received.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:44 AM
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.
Sean Rizzo on 04/16/14 - 11:30 AM
Tancred's first record is available for pre-order on vinyl via No Sleep.

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Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:11 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:09 AM
Adeline Records has signed The Restless Hearts from Oakland, CA.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:05 AM
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...
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:03 AM
The Hell have signed to Prosthetic Records.

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Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:00 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:57 AM
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...
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:55 AM
This is the Morrissey song title generator we deserve.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:41 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:40 AM
Bridge Nine has signed R.A.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:36 AM
Converge's video for "All We Love We Leave Behind" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:32 AM
Jimmy Eat World have announced a few tour dates in May.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:29 AM
The Downtown Fiction's lyric (why?) video for "Kiss My Friends" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:27 AM
Chain Gang Of 1974's music video for "Sleepwalking" is premiering over at mtvU.com.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:23 AM
Dessa's Castor, The Twin will be available on vinyl for the first time April 19th.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:22 AM
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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Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:20 AM
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
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:18 AM
Watch Emily Wolfe's new video for “Violent Veins” in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 04/16/14 - 10:18 AM
Watch ]The Raised by Wolves' new video for “Freddy Freaker" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 04/16/14 - 10:16 AM
Less Than Jake will release a 7" for "Do the Math." Pre-orders are on their webstore.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:15 AM
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."
Ryan Gardner on 04/16/14 - 10:14 AM
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.
Kyle Huntington on 04/16/14 - 09:28 AM
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.
Kyle Huntington on 04/16/14 - 08:45 AM
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
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/16/14 - 08:31 AM
Check the replies for the user reviews submitted recently!
Anthony Sorendino on 04/16/14 - 07:31 AM
"I can still hear the trains out my window."
Staff ReviewsIngrid Michaelson - Lights Out (Craig Manning)
Craig Manning on 04/16/14 - 06:13 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/16/14 - 06:08 AM
A teaser video for The Cab's upcoming release can be found on Instagram.
Jason Tate on 04/15/14 - 04:46 PM
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?’”
Jason Tate on 04/15/14 - 04:42 PM
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?
Jason Tate on 04/15/14 - 04:34 PM
Wreck & Reference will release its new album, Want, on June 10th via The Flenser.
Drew Beringer on 04/15/14 - 02:58 PM
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.
Drew Beringer on 04/15/14 - 02:56 PM
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.
Drew Beringer on 04/15/14 - 02:52 PM
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.
Deborah Remus on 04/15/14 - 01:49 PM
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."
Ryan Gardner on 04/15/14 - 01:44 PM
Fuck it ... I'm posting weird shit on the homepage too. What happens when you show little kids a Walkman? Hilarity happens. Check the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/15/14 - 01:42 PM
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