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Tyler Osborne wrote a piece for Haulix on why paying to play for shows sucks:
From personal experiences, I have known many small bands to make last minute calls to family and friends hoping people will buy tickets to a show - even if there is no way that person can attend - just so the artist can perform for fifteen minutes an hour and a half before some mid-level national headliner comes out and half heartedly thanks the ‘local talent’ that opened the show. In situations such as this, which happen daily in cities and towns across the country, who benefits except the absent, uninvolved promoter? No one.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 07:41 PM
Butch Walker is featured in the latest issue of Nylon Magazine. A photo of part of the article can be found in the replies.
I was like, "I'm not here to make another pop-punk album. Fuck pop-punk. Let's do something interesting."
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 07:37 PM
Blink-182's Greatest Hits is now on vinyl. Grab it at Hot Topic. The completist in me is thinking I should probably pick this up ... right?
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 07:26 PM
Zach Braff has unveiled the track listing for his upcoming Wish I Was Here film.

Track Listing
01) The Shins - So Now What
02) Gary Jules - Broke Window
03) Radical Face - The Mute
04) Hozier - Cherry Wine (Live)
05) Bon Iver - Holocene
06) Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining
07) Jump Little Children - Mexico
08) Cat Power & Coldplay - Wish I Was Here
09) Allie Moss - Wait It Out
10) Paul Simon - The Obvious Child
11) Japanese Wallpaper - Breathe In [ft. Wafia]
12) Bon Iver - Heavenly Father
13) Aaron Embry - Raven's Song
14) The Weepies - Mend
15) The Head & the Heart - No One to Let You Down
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 07:22 PM
Gob's new video for "Cold" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 07:09 PM
Emily's Army will release their new EP, Swim, on July 22nd.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 07:02 PM
Fat Wreck Chords has signed Night Birds.
We are excited to announce we are in the early stages of a writing a new album for Fat Wreck Chords to be released some time in 2015. It was a soul crushing, stir crazy winter and we’re really looking forward to getting that grossness out and onto a slab of wax for your listening pleasure. Prepare for what is bound to be next year’s feel bad album of the year.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 06:32 PM
Head to the replies to watch Lana Del Rey's brand new video for "Shades Of Cool". The new album, Ultraviolence, is out now.
Kyle Huntington on 06/17/14 - 06:18 PM
The Shiragirl Stage - which showcases female artists and female-fronted bands - will return to Warped Tour this year for a limited run of dates. Details and acts are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/17/14 - 04:46 PM
Flowers Taped To Pens' self-titled 7" is being released through Driftwood Records, Ozona Records and Ronald Records. It's a limited run with 300 copies - 200 black, 100 baby blue - so make sure you pre-order it here.
Kelly Doherty on 06/17/14 - 04:22 PM
Bad Suns' new album, Language and Perspective, is now streaming on Billboard. It's also in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 03:59 PM
He Is Legend will release Heavy Fruit on August 19th via Tragic Hero Records. The effort, which was produced by Mitch Marlow (who also handled It Hates You), is now available for pre-order, as is It Hates You on vinyl. You can hear a new song titled "Miserable Company" in the replies via Lambgoat.

Track Listing
1. No Visitors
2. This Will Never Work
3. Miserable Company
4. Something, Something, Something Witchy
5. I Sleep Just Fine
6. Beethozart
7. Spout Mouth
8. Be Easy
9. Time To Stain
10. ABRACADABRA
11. Smoker Scoff
12. The Carpet
13. Heavy Fruit
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/17/14 - 03:27 PM
You're going to want to watch OK Go's music video for "The Writing's on the Wall" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/17/14 - 02:49 PM
Midwest Pen Pals' amazing Inside Jokes EP has been re-mastered and leaked online. Download it for free here.
Kelly Doherty on 06/17/14 - 02:34 PM
You can stream The Sixties new album, There It Isn't. The album is out today and was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, The Wonder Years).
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 02:07 PM
Check out our photos of the 6/14 Austin stop of Say Anything's tour with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It!.
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 01:57 PM
Got A Girl (Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura) have released their video for "Did We Live Too Fast?" which you can check out in the replies alongside some teasers for the forthcoming album, I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, which is available on July 22nd via Bulk Recordings.
Kyle Huntington on 06/17/14 - 01:52 PM
Begging for more information about The Gaslight Anthem's new album, Get Hurt? Check out an interview at RedBull with Brian Fallon.
I just got the masters back two or three weeks ago, I hadn't listened to them in a while. But now they sound good to me, I mean it sounds exactly like what we set out to do. Initially, when you first hear it, you're like, “Oh, this is different.” There's also some comfort songs on there -- some that I think sound similar to previous records. But we try to put a little extra in there so it didn't sound too out there. We didn't go totally insane. It's leading people along, not frustrating anyone.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 12:48 PM
YouTube is preparing to roll out an ad-free music service and the Financial Times is reporting it will block videos from indie artists that don't sign up for this new offering. The Financial Times is behind a pay-wall, but the The Verge has a good rundown:
The FT quotes Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s head of content and business operations, confirming that the service plans to block videos from any artists or labels who have not signed on to its new paid service, "to ensure that all content on the platform is governed by its new contractual terms."
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 12:36 PM
You can now download Vinny Vegas' song "Rubber Sternum" for free.
Lueda Alia on 06/17/14 - 12:31 PM
Listen to The Deadmen's new single "Crystal," from their new 7'", in the replies.
Lueda Alia on 06/17/14 - 12:28 PM
Head to the replies to watch Kids Without Instruments' one shot video for their single "Eyes (Breakers Version)."
Lueda Alia on 06/17/14 - 12:22 PM
Less Than Jake's video for "Do the Math" can be checked out on Fuse.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 12:14 PM
Rx Bandits will release Gemini, Her Majesty on July 22nd.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 12:04 PM
Stream Park's first new song in eight years called "Lepus Fugam" in the replies. You can pre-order their 10", Jacob The Rabbit, out July 15th via Park and Bad Timing Records.
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 11:14 AM
Alkaline Trio will be performing all eight of their albums over four nights in three different cities. Tickets will go on sale for the LA, Chicago, and Brooklyn dates at noon today (local time) -- more information in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 11:12 AM
Watch Dangerkids new video for "Paper Thin" in the replies via Revolver.
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 11:11 AM
You can stream a new Little Big League song titled "Pure Bliss Choices" over at Wondering Sound. It's off the band's upcoming split 7" with Ovlov.
Drew Beringer on 06/17/14 - 11:08 AM
Check out a new Driver Friendly song called "Everything Gold" in the replies. We are also premiering a live acoustic performance of the track.
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 11:02 AM
You can stream a new Dikembe song titled "Gets Harder" over at Spin. It's off the band's upcoming album, Mediumship, which hits stores on August 5th.
Drew Beringer on 06/17/14 - 11:02 AM
Whilst reading the comments from many of our lovely AP.net users on a recent article written on Wondering Sound regarding the lack of women on the Warped Tour, I became quite surprised by the reactions that our user base was having. Responses varied from statements suggesting that it's reasonable for Warped Tour to be lacking in women as there aren't many women in the scene all the way to users stating their outright hatred of all things feminist. It was not surprising to see debate about the issue - feminism and women's rights are certainly a particularly divisive topic on the internet at the moment. However, what I found difficult to accept was that folks were more willing to attack...
Kelly Doherty on 06/17/14 - 11:01 AM
Watch This Wild Life's new video for “Over It” in the replies via Alternative Press.
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 10:53 AM
Basement will release the three-song Further Sky EP on July 29 via Run For Cover. It's available for preorder here. A new song called "Summer's Colour" can be streamed in the replies (via Noisey).
Thomas Nassiff on 06/17/14 - 09:19 AM
Hit the replies to hear a new 5 Seconds Of Summer song called "Kiss Me Kiss Me" that Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low co-wrote.
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 08:41 AM
Rolling Stone has posted a playlist with what they consider to be the best tracks of the 90s emo movement. What would be on your 90s emo playlist?
Kelly Doherty on 06/17/14 - 08:14 AM
Zero Platoon recently filmed a couple acoustic performances of Driver Friendly. Today, we are excited to premiere an acoustic performance of "Everything Gold," a new song off the band's upcoming fantastic album, Unimagined Bridges. Check out the video in the replies, along with the newly released album version. The album releases July 15th via Hopeless Records, and be sure to catch the band on tour. If you're interested in more of these types of videos, Zero Platoon is an organization that works with touring bands through video interviews and live performances to encourage and bring hope to young members of the military who struggle with depression.
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 07:56 AM
But if you left it up to me everyday would be a holiday from real.
Show PhotosSay Anything with The Front Bottoms, The So So Glos, and You Blew It! - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Driver Friendly,The Kickback & Quiet Company - Philadelphia, PA (Anthony Sorendino)
Featured ArticlesSexist Scene, Everyone's Fault (Kelly Doherty)
Ryan Gardner on 06/17/14 - 07:47 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Jason Tate on 06/17/14 - 02:00 AM
Megan Seling, writing for Wondering Sound, has put together a really thought provoking piece on Warped Tour's lack of women.
“There’s really not a lack of women,” he [Kevin Lyman] says, interrupting me before I’ve finished asking the first question. “If you’ve got 20 bands that have women in them out of 120 bands, that’s one out of six bands.”

“You think that’s OK?” I ask, surprised that he would be so comfortable with such a one-sided ratio.

“That’s absolutely OK,” he says.

Update: Kevin Lyman has posted a variety of responses on Twitter.
I encourage @mseling to start her own music festival, she has good taste in music and seems to have it figured out.
Jason Tate on 06/16/14 - 10:32 PM
Pinback has announced a tour in support of the tenth anniversary of Summer In Abaddon where they will perform the album in full. You can also buy a limited edition maroon vinyl reissue only at the shows and from Touch and Go Records on September 2nd. Check the replies for the dates.
Kyle Huntington on 06/16/14 - 08:35 PM
A while back news surfaced about an Aphex Twin record titled Caustic Window from 1996 that never saw the light of day. Thanks to Kickstarter, now it has, and the results can be streamed in the replies via Revolt.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/16/14 - 08:26 PM
Mastodon's new album, Once More 'Round the Sun, is streaming on iTunes.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/16/14 - 04:51 PM
Linkin Park's music video for "Until It's Gone" can be seen in the replies
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/16/14 - 03:55 PM
King 810 vocalist David Gunn and bassist Eugene Gill were arrested on Thursday for an alleged assault from last year.
We will not be performing at Download this weekend. Two of us were put behind bars in Flint, MI. on Thursday afternoon as we drove into Detroit Metro Airport for the flight to London.

Upon arrival the Michigan State Police Fugitive Team arrested David and Eugene and took them away in handcuffs.

At the time of this writing they remain in jail for an alleged assault from last year.

We apologize we cannot make it. We promise we will be there as soon as we possibly can.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/16/14 - 03:45 PM
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