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Acclaimed singer-songwriter, Robert Francis released a new music video for his song, "Love Is A Chemical," which you can find in the replies. The track is from his upcoming album, Heaven, which is set to be released on June 10th.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/06/14 - 07:37 AM
Shabazz Palaces have released more info on their upcoming album, Lese Majesty, which is set to drop on July 28th via Sub Pop Records. The album will feature 18 tracks seperated between seven suites. Head to the replies to stream, "They Come in Gold."

Track Listing
Suite 1: “The Phasing Shift”:
01) “Dawn In Luxor”
02) “Forerunner Foray”
03) “They Come In Gold”
Suite 2: “Touch & Agree”:
04) “Solemn Swears”
05) “Harem Aria”
06) “Noetic Noiromantics”
07) “The Ballad of Lt. Major Winnings”
Suite 3: “Palace War Council Meeting”:
08) “Soundview”
09) “Ishmael”
10) “Down 155th In The MCM Snorkel”
Suite 4: “Pleasure Milieu”:
11) “Divine Of Form”
12) “#Cake”
Suite 5: “Federal...
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/06/14 - 07:33 AM
Jaded Inc. (Mayer Hawthorne's new project with 14KT) have released a new song titled "Monster." Head over to Billboard to stream the track which also features a beat from the late J Dilla.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/06/14 - 07:27 AM
City and Colour, The National, Rise Against, Death Cab For Cutie, Billy Talent, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday and a bunch of other bands that you like are going to play Riot Fest 2014 in Toronto on Sept. 6-7. It's an honor to have AP.net sponsoring this festival again, and remember that you can buy tickets here. The full lineup so far is in the replies; more announcements are still expected.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/06/14 - 07:10 AM
First Aid Kit's new music video for "Cedar Lane" can be seen after the jump. The group's new album, Stay Gold, will be released on June 10th via Columbia Records.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/06/14 - 07:02 AM
Head to the replies to check out Kimbra's newest single, "90's Music." It's definitely an odd one.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/06/14 - 06:59 AM
OK Go will be releasing their new album, Hungry Ghosts, in October. The band has started a Pledge Music to help fund the release with a bunch of different order options. New clips from the album can also be heard on the Pledge Music Page.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 05/06/14 - 06:57 AM
Stream Trophy Scars' new album, Holy Vacants, in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/06/14 - 06:21 AM
Brendan Kelly and Sam Russo are teaming up for a 7" called Split the Tip, which will be released digitally through Red Scare Industries on May 13 and physically on May 20. Today we're bringing you a stream of "Frangelico Houston", which is one of Brendan's songs that you can hear in the replies. According to him it's written about the time he hung out with Peter Murphy and he was drunk in the morning. Lines in the song are lifted from actual conversations that they had. If you like the song pre-orders are currently available.
Deborah Remus on 05/06/14 - 04:36 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spotify for album streams of new releases.
Jason Tate on 05/06/14 - 01:00 AM
Producer Joey Sturgis has teamed up with fellow producers Joel Wanasek and Joe Wohlitz to create Drumforge, which they claim is one of the "most comprehensive drum and cymbal sample libraries ever developed." You can pre-order it here for $249, full press release and video trailer in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/06/14 - 12:06 AM
Atom Willard, current drummer for Against Me!, sat down with our friends PunkNews.org and there's a lot of great new information in the interview.
There have been a couple times when I thought, "This is it!" Like with Angels and Airwaves, I thought it was the best thing. We had the greatest time and all got along, but circumstances changed when Tom [Delonge] started back up with Blink [182] again and the whole thing took a different turn. So it's all of those things that have motivated me to move on. I'm just an idealist, I guess.
Jason Tate on 05/06/14 - 12:03 AM
You can now download 2 Chainz' new EP Free Base for free. It features A$AP Rocky, Rick Ross, and the recently released-from-jail Lil Boosie, among others.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/14 - 06:32 PM
Body Thief have released their first single as a full band. Produced by Kenny Eaton and mastered by Paul Leavitt, the track is available on their bandcamp.
Steve Alcala on 05/05/14 - 05:39 PM
Circa Survive are recording their next full length with Will Yip.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 05:32 PM
Hit the replies to hear a new Linkin Park song called "Until It's Gone." The Hunting Party releases June 17th.
Ryan Gardner on 05/05/14 - 05:08 PM
Dates for the 2014 Summer Slaughter Tour with Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless and more can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/05/14 - 04:53 PM
Hawthorne Heights and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will co-headline To Write Love on Her Arms' "The Hope Revolution Tour." Dates will be announced soon.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/05/14 - 04:45 PM
In response to AltPress.com's column today about why 5 Seconds Of Summer are important to pop-punk, I've written an opinion piece about why that's just not true...but how there are a few bands that could help the genre move back into the mainstream spotlight. Check it out in the replies.
In the mainstream media, “pop-punk” is used as a simple and quick catch-all to describe any band that might ever sound for a minute or two like it might one day play the Vans Warped Tour. It’s an easy way to get a point across for people who, genuinely, probably do not know or care about the nuances behind what makes a pop-punk band different from a punk band different from a pop-rock band different...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/14 - 03:55 PM
Head to Billboard to read an article on Rise Records' "Unlikely, Exponential Success."
“I think illegal downloading actually helped us 10 years ago because fans would spread the word to people who would later support the bands,” says Ericson. “We’ve been aggressive about getting our music out there where it can be heard hassle-free.”
Ryan Gardner on 05/05/14 - 03:35 PM
AltPress is streaming Brian Marquis' wonderful debut full length, Blood & Spirits.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/05/14 - 02:38 PM
Right after the boom that Record Store Day provided the vinyl industry, The Tennessean reports that Nashville-based United Records, currently the country's largest vinyl pressing plant, will expand its operations to the tune of adding 16 new presses (they currently have 30) in a brand-new warehouse. The expansion will run the plant $5.5 million.
The expansion plans come amid growing demand from vinyl enthusiasts. "Our belief is that it's being driven by the rise in digital," said Jay Millar, United Record's director of marketing. "People who want something tangible and the best sound quality and experience are going to vinyl as opposed to CDs." Millar said the 30 presses at the...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/14 - 02:31 PM
Rocket Heart Records wants to release Ultimate Fakebook's This Will Be Laughing Week on vinyl. They've started a Kickstarter to do it.
Rocket Heart Records' initial vinyl pressing of This Will Be Laughing Week will be 850 copies; with 500 on black, and 350 Coke bottle clear. In order to fund this pressing, as well as pay for the licensing rights, the goal for this Kickstarter campaign is $13,000. If funded, the record will be available in early Fall 2014.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:38 PM
The Black Keys' new album Turn Blue is now streaming on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:32 PM
Hit the replies to check out a cat-themed lyric video for The Nearly Deads' "I Said," taken from their debut record Invisible Tonight, out June 24.
Zac Djamoos on 05/05/14 - 01:31 PM
Today I learned that the production duo of Nick Bailey and Ryan Ogren (Over It, Don't Look Down) have signed their production/writing company, The Blueprint, to Prescription Songs -- Dr. Luke's publishing company.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:31 PM
Foxy Shazam frontman Eric McNally talks about his band's new, free surprise album Gonzo, what that word means to him, and about the history of mental illness in his family which inspired a lot of this record. The interview gets pretty personal; you can check out a snippet below and read it in full here.
For me, gonzo is… I feel like my dad has lost his mind a little bit. Like, since I was a kid, I just feel like my dad’s lost his mind. And I think that’s been something that’s hereditary in our family. I think “gonzo,” for me, is my fear of what I might… It’s like me applying my dad to myself, and my band and my career and everything. Just imagining. Or really being fearful of what’s to...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/14 - 01:18 PM
Looks like Adele has teased her new album, 25, may be released later this year.
So how exactly could that be an album tease? Well, Adele's first album, "19," was written and released when the singer was 19 years old in January 2008, and its follow-up, "21," captures her life as a 21-year-old, and was released a few months after she turned 22, in January 2011. If Adele will be revisiting the age of 25 "later in the year," perhaps it will be in the form of the most anticipated album release of the year.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:13 PM
In the replies you can find streams of Me First And The Gimme Gimmes covering Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful," and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:08 PM
You can stream the new Baths EP, Ocean Death, at Pitchfork.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/14 - 01:05 PM
Miss May I have posted a statement about the death of a fan at their show on Friday.
As many of you will have heard, Alberto Scott, a Miss May I fan in attendance at our Webster Hall show on Saturday nighttragically died. We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear this news. We are awaiting a full report from the New York Police Department. In the meantime, we’d ask that all your thoughts and prayers be with his family. We’ve be made aware of a webpage that is raising funds to help pay for his funeral costs. We will be making a contribution and we’d strongly urge others to do so.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:04 PM
Gerard Way has signed a solo album deal with Warner Brother Records.
I am pleased to let you know I am now signed as a solo artist Warner Bros Records. My album is near completion, and you should expect to hear things in the near future, even today actually- with a brief snippet of what is to come. I am excited. It’s starting again-
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:01 PM
The Antler's new song "Hotel" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:59 PM
Rise Against have posted another teaser video on Facebook.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:55 PM
Hit the replies to stream Bloom's new song, "Yet," from the upcoming album Thousand Yard Stare due out May 20th.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:53 PM
Rescuer is selling a b-side from their new album to help raise money for one of the members' six year old nephew's kidney transplant.
My sister has decided to take a trip to Boston Children’s Hospital to get a second opinion. They are the #1 hospital in the nation for Children’s Nephrology. My family is by no means a rich family, and we unfortunately don’t have the money to completely cover the costs associated with the visit. The feeling of helplessness in this situation is entirely overwhelming.

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:40 PM
Gerard Way made a comic that tries to explain his relationship with Twitter. He also has a personal homepage he's launched for all his projects.

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:28 PM
Anberlin's new album cover can be unlocked through Twitter.

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:25 PM
Brian Fallon sat down with the Charlotte Observer to talk about The Gaslight Anthem's next album.
It might grow on some people who might not like it at first or say, “This is too weird, it’s not what I expected.” They’re entitled to that. It’s fair to feel that way, but once you sit with it, after the initial shock, you’ll find similarities to the old records. It still sounds like us.y

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:16 PM
Swans are streaming their new LP To Be Kind at NPR.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/14 - 12:12 PM
Deadmau5 tweeted out a picture of his new "Purrari" (a Ferrari Spider 458 that's been painted with nyan cats). Guys, it's official, pop-punk is totally the wrong genre to go into.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:09 PM
The original Jurassic Park soundtrack is getting a limited edition vinyl pressing. If it doesn't include the clip, "it's a Unix system, I know this!" it's a no purchase for me.

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:05 PM
As a reward for hitting their crowdfunding goal, Emery has released a video of Toby and Devin performing "In Shallow Seas We Sail" acoustically. Check it out in the replies. The band have also added some new stretch goals.

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:01 PM
Check the replies to watch Fireworks performing "Bed Sores" and "Woods" live acoustically. (via)
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/14 - 11:59 AM
Data scientist Matt Daniels decided to take a look at the lyrics of popular hip-hop acts and analyze how diverse they are.
Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever. I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 11:48 AM
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