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Fall Out Boy and The 1975 in the same room together? This is relevant to my interests. Those other guys look like One Direction ... I don't care as much about them.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:50 PM
Interested in how Facebook sees music for the next few years? This interview with employee Ime Archibong gives a lot of insight.
For music specifically -- I know I'm one of the "music" guys at Facebook, I've been tremendously bullish on it. Music, [as I said], is a form of communication. Facebook is in the business of facilitating communication between two people. There's no reason why this overlap isn't going to continue happening. It's been happening for the last decade on the platform. If anything, the products, the way it shows up, the way it actually happens has continued to grow up and evolve as a business and will continue, to use a business term, "up and to the right." So I'm...
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:44 PM
David Pakman writes an interesting piece for Re/Code on how much the average consumer paid for music at the height of music buying -- and then compares it to what is going on now.
The data shows that $120 per year is far beyond what the overwhelming majority of consumers will pay for music, and instead shows that a price closer to $48 per year is likely much closer to a sweet spot to attract a large number of subscribers.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:40 PM
Dallon Weekes (Panic! at the Disco) will be a contributing artist to Gerard Way's (My Chemical Romance) new comic book.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:27 PM
The Madden Brothers (Good Charlotte) were recently in the studio working with One Direction.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:22 PM
Kevin Devine and singer/songwriter, Stephanie Tolino, have released a new song "It All Could Change." The pairing came together as a result of Stephanie's Kickstarter donation to Kevin back in February of 2013. The song can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:19 PM
Jeremy Bolm has confirmed a Touche Amore split with Self Defense Family and alludes to summer tour during recent interview.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:18 PM
The new Chuck Ragan album is streaming at Classic Rock Magazine. Out next Tuesday.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:15 PM
Travis Barker recently sat down with Steve Baltin and opened up on a variety of topics.
When I was home, I played on a Rusko song, I played on something for Datsik, I played on a bunch of albums all week long because the end of the day, man, Blink, you gotta have three people that are all willing to record and write music at the same time. If it can’t happen, that can’t be the end of the world for me. I gotta have other stuff to do or I would fucking claw my eyes out. So being with the Transplants, working on my solo album, until the stars align for Blink to be in the studio I gotta just stay busy. We’re supposed to go in before Reading or Leeds sometime so hopefully it happens.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:13 PM
Silversun Pickups posted a video teaser of a new demo on Instagram.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:09 PM
Does anyone remember that band Off By One? I was clearing out my iTunes today and came across that album. I once painted houses all summer (worst job ever by the way) to save up enough money to buy albums like this.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:08 PM
Nikol filled out our interview. See what she said.
I am a certified phlebotomist…drawing blood…I took the course with my older brother because he asked me to, and yeah…I can do that. I don’t though. He does, and he’s great at it.
Zac Djamoos on 03/19/14 - 08:05 PM
Simple Plan's No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls was released 12 years ago today.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:04 PM
Taking Back Sunday's b-side, "How I Met Your Mother," can be heard in the replies. Haaavveeeee you met Adam?

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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:02 PM
Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms has written a blog about getting old in punk-rock. Or something like that ... my own old age has led to me having to squint to read the text on the screen.
That’s why people were so blown away when a band like the Starting Line made these songs that resonated with so many people. “That kid’s only fucking 17!” motherfuckers were saying, and that’s why when Nomeansno put out the spectacular All Roads Lead To Ausfahrt a few years back, people were like, “DAAAAMN! These old ass men have not lost a SINGLE FUCKING STEP!!! They’re still THE BEST!” (go listen to the song Mr. In Between if you doubt the fury of the mighty, unbreakable power of Nomeansno, and...
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:00 PM
The Beastie Boys finally settled their lawsuit with GoldieBlox (the toy company that parodied their song "Girls" in a viral ad).
The settlement will include an apology from GoldieBlox, to be displayed on the company's website, as well as donation by GoldieBlox to charities selected by the Beastie Boys that encourage science, technology, engineering and mathematics education for girls.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 07:57 PM
Centuries and Of Feathers and Bone will be doing a short tour together. Check the replies for dates.
Dre Okorley on 03/19/14 - 07:33 PM
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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 07:23 PM
Finch will release a new album in 2014. The video announcement is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/19/14 - 05:03 PM
Hip-Hop artist Duckwrth recently debuted his new tape TAXFREE Vo.1 at Noisy, and you can now download it for free as well.
Lueda Alia on 03/19/14 - 04:48 PM
Bayside, Four Year Strong, Of Mice & Men and Finch are among the 13 new acts added to this summer's Warped Tour. Head to the replies for the full announcement.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/19/14 - 04:38 PM
Michigan singer-songwriter and Stepdad guitarist Nathan K. has released “Most Birthdays,” the lead single off his as-yet-untitled album. The album is due later this fall.
Gregory Robson on 03/19/14 - 02:46 PM
Weezer is in the studio, according to a video they posted on YouTube. There's audio of what seems to be a distorted song clip as well. Check it out in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/19/14 - 01:59 PM
Run For Cover Records will now let you pay for your vinyls with Bitcoin. Discuss this in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/19/14 - 01:42 PM
Sorority Noise will release their debut LP, Forgettable, on May 13th through Broken World Media and Storm Chasers Records. Tracklisting and artwork is in the replies, and a new song called "Rory Shield" can be streamed over at Property of Zack.
Blake Solomon on 03/19/14 - 01:22 PM
You heard the live version, now check out a demo of Metallica's new song, "Lords of Summer," in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/19/14 - 12:52 PM
Infamous metalcore band Killwhitneydead have returned with a vengeance. Their first album in seven years, Suffer My Wrath, will be released on June 10 via Tribunal Records. Head to the replies to stream a new song titled "Sugartooth (Mundus Vult Decipi - Part I)," which continues to celebrate the lost art of movie samples in songs. The band's pre-order campaign is live until March 31, so act fast.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/19/14 - 11:59 AM
Head to the replies to watch Crystalyne's video for "Punks Don't Dance."
Christian Wagner on 03/19/14 - 11:47 AM
Mike Naran (Sparks the Rescue, Breathe Carolina, The Ready Set) released a video "As It Seems." Watch it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/19/14 - 11:46 AM
There are heaps of great pop-rock bands kicking around the UK at the moment. Three of them are heading out on tour together this week, which is handy. Hit the replies for the lowdown on Natives (ex-Not Advised), Bleach Blood (ex-The King Blues) and Arches and to see the schedule for their tour, which begins tonight in Bristol.
Andy Biddulph on 03/19/14 - 10:12 AM
Tiny Moving Parts have signed to Triple Crown Records and will be releasing their sophomore record later this year. The band has also announced some new tour dates with Free Throw that you can find in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/19/14 - 10:09 AM
Head to PopCrush for Fall Out Boy's cover of Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting."
Ryan Gardner on 03/19/14 - 09:36 AM
Hit the replies to watch Rigoletto's new video for "Fast Car."
Ryan Gardner on 03/19/14 - 08:46 AM
Ratking will release the debut album, So it Goes, on April 7th. Check out the video for the track "So Sick Stories" which features King Krule in the replies.

Track Listing
01) *
02) Canal
03) Snow Beach
04) So Sick Stories (feat. King Krule)
05) Remove Ya
06) Eat
07) So It Goes
08) Puerto Rican Judo (feat. Wavy Spice)
09) Protein
10) Bug Fights
11) Take (feat. Salomon Faye)
Kyle Huntington on 03/19/14 - 08:20 AM
Hit the replies to hear another new track from Lykke Li's forthcoming album, I Never Learn. The song is titled "No Rest For The Wicked."
Kyle Huntington on 03/19/14 - 08:02 AM
There must be something in the water up in the northeast, because the area is absolutely swarming with amazing new talent. The latest to add to the list is Connecticut's Life On The Sideline. Take the aggression and grittiness of Misser and combine with the pop sensibility of The Early November and you have a recipe for success. In the replies, listen to the band's single "Everything I Lost" from its upcoming LP Honesty Is A Dying Breed. You can pre-order it now from Take This To Heart Records before it drops on April 22nd.
Christian Wagner on 03/19/14 - 06:49 AM
Cool motive. Still murder.
Staff ReviewsI Am The Avalanche - Wolverines (Drew Beringer)
Tokyo Police Club - Forcefield (Blake Solomon)
Gameface - Now Is What Matters Now (Zac Djamoos)
Marla Mase - Half-Life (Craig Manning)
InterviewsFour Year Strong (Jake Denning)
Drew Beringer on 03/19/14 - 04:23 AM
You can stream The Hold Steady's new album, Teeth Dreams, in full on iTunes. The album hits stores next Tuesday, March 25th.
Drew Beringer on 03/19/14 - 02:51 AM
Wu-Tang Clan have dropped a comeback single called "Keep Watch." Listen here.
Chris Collum on 03/18/14 - 09:06 PM
That's Not My Baby answered our interview; see what they had to say.
If you aren’t a big name pop star or have a really good record label promoting you don’t have much of a chance to get on major stations. It’s not the radio stations fault. To become a successful radio station you have to appeal to a really broad audience, and with satellite radio and services like Spotify and iTunes it has become really easy to find music that like and avoid the radio completely. So if you’re like us, not a pop band, and don’t necessarily have large listener appeal we don’t stand much of a chance.
Zac Djamoos on 03/18/14 - 08:16 PM
You can check out our interview with Four Year Strong here. The band is currently out on Bayside's "Great American Cult" U.S. tour.
We’re going to go back and do some more songs after this tour, doing some more writing and recording. I think we’re going to do something in the summer, that’s going to be in the U.S…people will find out about it in a little while…
Jake Denning on 03/18/14 - 06:25 PM
Anti-Mortem will release their debut album, New Southern, will be released on April 15th in Europe, April 28th in the U.K., and April 29th in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Bob Marlette (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rob Zombie). The band will be touring with Texas Hippie Coalition. Dates are below and you can now pre-order the album.

Track Listing:
01) Words Of Wisdom
02) New Southern
03) 100% Pure American Rage
04) Hate Automatic
05) Black Heartbeat
06) I Get Along With The Devil
07) Path To Pain
08) Wake Up
09) Ride Of Your Life
10) Stagnant Water
11) Truck Stop Special
12) Jonesboro
13) A Little Too Loose (MR. BIG...
Ryan Gardner on 03/18/14 - 06:25 PM
The Year Fifteen (Billy Duprey of The Republic of Wolves) will release his new album, As A World Entire, on March 23rd. You can stream "It's Been So Hard", "Sweater, Half Open" and "Colours" here, here and here respectively. Be sure to check back on Thursday as we'll be streaming the album in it's entirety.

Track Listing
01) Patience
02) Objectivity
03) A Thought
04) Sweater, Half Open
05) Evening Conversations
06) Out Of Sync
07) As A World Entire
08) Colours
09) It’s Been So Hard
10) With An English Smile
11) Honesty
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/18/14 - 05:42 PM
Somewhere In Time released the single "Diploma Candidate." You can listen to it in the replies. Email your paypal address to paytoplayep@gmail.com to get sent a download link of the EP along with a penny for your thoughts.
Christian Wagner on 03/18/14 - 03:25 PM
You can now stream Mr Little Jeans' new album, Pocketknife on Hype Machine.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/18/14 - 02:31 PM
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