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Fall Out Boy spoke with Rolling Stone a little about their "Flappy Bird" rip-off and how they can relate a little to the backlash the developer saw over his game. I posted a link to this article the other day in my blog, and it touches on a lot of the same topics from the perspective of another indie-developer.
"We were over in Japan, playing Flappy Bird when it went crazy," Fall Out Boy bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz tells Rolling Stone. Because of jet lag, the band would all wake up around 4:45 a.m., and then discuss Flappy Bird in the pre-dawn hours: Was the designer pulling the game just as a stunt? “It seemed genuine that this was not the kind of attention that he wanted,” Wentz says....
Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 10:08 AM
De La Soul have made their entire catalog available for free download for 25 hours on their website.
Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 10:02 AM
The Madden Brothers have announced that their upcoming album will have two sides, the first titled "Dear Jane" and the second "California Rain." Side 1 was produced by Eric Valentine and Side 2 was produced by Joe Chiccarelli.
Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 10:01 AM
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Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 10:00 AM
Hawthorne Heights' frontman JT Woodruff will release his new full-length solo album, Field Medicine, on March 18th. Check the replies to hear a new song and see the album artwork.
Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 09:58 AM
You can check out Akissforjersey's new video for "War" in the replies. The band's latest album, New Bodies, is available now on iTunes.
Drew Beringer on 02/14/14 - 09:08 AM
Happy Valentine's Day! Go on, guess what we got you. No, not that. Not that either. Nope, that's illegal in several South American countries. It's music. We got you free music. Look, it's below and includes a compilation from Community Records, who are celebrating their sixth anniversary this week and have loads more releases up for free download on their bandcamp. Enjoy.
Andy Biddulph on 02/14/14 - 01:33 AM
Drake has taken to his blog to apologize for his comments regarding Rolling Stone's decision to replace him on cover with the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
After dwelling on it for a few hours or days you will come to the conclusion that you brought it on yourself almost every time. So here I am having that moment. I once again apologize to everybody who took my cover comments the wrong way. I respect Rolling Stone for being willing to give a kid from Toronto a shot at the cover. I guess this is a day to learn and grow.
Drew Beringer on 02/14/14 - 12:19 AM
Strange Times' interview is now up for your reading pleasure.
*basscalist [base-ka-list] - (n) a person that is both the bassist and lead vocalist of a band.
Ex. Fat Mike, Les Claypool, Paul McCartney, Comrade Aaron, etc.
Origin: 2013; 21st Century English < Latin: bezsacalistica
Zac Djamoos on 02/13/14 - 08:46 PM
The seventh annual TWLOHA "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have to Suck" chat on AbsolutePunk will be occurring tomorrow, February 14th, at 8 PM EST. The whole crew will be here including founder Jamie Tworkowski, so make sure you stop by and hang out.
Drew Beringer on 02/13/14 - 04:06 PM
Congratulations to Andrew McMahon and his wife who just had a baby girl.
Jason Tate on 02/13/14 - 03:53 PM
Today we are premiering another new track from Rust Belt Lights called "Parkside" which comes from their upcoming LP Religion & My Ex out on February 24th on Adeline Records (US) and Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK). Physical preorders are available and you can preorder digitally on Bandcamp. Listen to "Parkside" in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/13/14 - 02:59 PM
The Orphan, The Poet have started TOTP TV. Their first episode, "The Guys Give Valentine's Day Advice," is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/13/14 - 01:27 PM
Fly South in Orlando is looking for interns -- if you check the replies you can see what they're looking for.
Jason Tate on 02/13/14 - 01:05 PM
The John Mayer Trio will be returning to the studio to record a new LP.
Jason Tate on 02/13/14 - 12:46 PM
Soundsupply has released a free tour drop from La Dispute. You can download two free songs from each band on the tour.
Jason Tate on 02/13/14 - 12:29 PM
You can stream a new Fireworks song called "Glowing Crosses" in the replies. The band's third full-length, Oh, Common Life, is out on March 25 via Triple Crown.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/13/14 - 11:07 AM
Chris Rosenquest of The Tower and The Fool has started a new band Poor and Perfect. You can now listen to and download his new 7", The Park Hill Session, and another new track "Heaven Sent." You can also grab the cassette.
Ryan Gardner on 02/13/14 - 10:20 AM
In case you haven't noticed, Tiny Engines has been killing it thus far in 2014. And you can add another hit to the list as Florida's Direct Effect will be unleashing its brand of abrasive punk rock in the form of its new album, Sunburn, this March 11th. We're offering up a taste of that LP today by premiering "Thoughts of Honey" and if you like loud, noisy punk in the vein of Pissed Jeans, then check this jam out in the replies. You can pre-order it on vinyl or buy it now digitally for $5 at Bandcamp.
Drew Beringer on 02/13/14 - 09:35 AM
Royal Bliss their eight album, Chasing The Sun, on February 18th via Air Castle Records. They are also going on tour - dates are in the replies and more are coming.
Ryan Gardner on 02/13/14 - 09:35 AM
La Dispute is premiering the video for "For Mayor In Splitsville" over at The A.V. Club; it's also in the replies. Rooms Of The House is due out March 18th.

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Jake Jenkins on 02/13/14 - 09:32 AM
Morrissey has announced a US tour including a couple of dates where he has "surprising" support acts in the form of Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones.
Kyle Huntington on 02/13/14 - 09:12 AM
City Lights has broken up. You can view the band's statement in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/13/14 - 09:02 AM
Taking Back Sunday have announced a handful of shows with Tonight Alive and Sleepwave during their co-headining tour with The Used. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/13/14 - 08:39 AM
Drake was due to appear on the cover of the newest issue of Rolling Stone (the magazine teased its interview with him yesterday), but RS ended up using the cover to pay tribute to the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Drake isn't happy about that, tweeting that not only were his comments about Yeezus not intended for print, but the following as well:
They also took my cover from me last minute and ran the issue. .... I'm disgusted with that. RIP to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. All respect due. But the press is evil.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/13/14 - 08:14 AM
Watch The Front Bottoms' music video for "Backflip" in the replies. It features Kevin Devine, Chris Gethard, Sal Vulcano and groundbreaking special effects.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/13/14 - 07:50 AM
Before You Exit released a video for the group's new single "Soldier." You can watch it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/12/14 - 09:43 PM
HRVRD, Saint Motel, and Golden Suns have been added to Lydia's "Illuminate" Tour. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/12/14 - 09:33 PM
Christian Wagner on 02/12/14 - 09:14 PM
Johnny Wore Black's interview can be read here.
My name is Johnny, that's what my dad called me. I like Johnny Cash, a story teller with integrity in his writing and delivery. He wore black to identify with those less fortunate and I remember the black suit I wore at my father's funeral when I was seventeen.
Zac Djamoos on 02/12/14 - 07:33 PM
Despite a hiatus announcement back in December, Thee Oh Sees have made it clear they're still recording music, just not touring as fervently. Today the band announced that they'll have a new album called Drop coming out on April 19th; you can check out the track list and typically awesome album art below.
Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 06:05 PM
Producer APSPDR+ recently dropped an awesome remix of the popular track "Clarity" by Zedd ft. Foxes. Check it out in the replies.
Lueda Alia on 02/12/14 - 06:00 PM
Hit the replies to watch Nicki Minaj's new video for her song "Lookin Ass N****" which is featured on the upcoming Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, out March 11th.

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Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:55 PM
John Mayer will reunite with bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Steve Jordan to perform as the John Mayer Trio on Late Night with Seth Myers February 27th. This will be the group's first official performance in almost five years.

Update: John Mayer tweeted the Trio will also be "hitting the studio for a few days with some legendary guests to record an LP." Commence excitement. --JB

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Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:50 PM
Yellowcard are teasing something on their Facebook page. What do you think it is? A new album? Tour dates? Both? Share your speculations below.

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Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:43 PM
The National are currently holding a Valentine's Day contest encouraging fans to submit their covers of "I Need My Girl" from last year's Trouble Will Find Me. One of the submissions is from none other than The Republic of Wolves, so hit the replies to check that out.
Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:38 PM
Lucky Boys Confusion just might release another record. Hit the replies to read a statement posted on the band's Facebook page.

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Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:33 PM
Kevin Lyman of the Vans Warped Tour will be on The Gunz Show tonight to address critics of this year's lineup, to tease more bands, and to talk about what fans can expect. Listen at 9 PM EST at idobi.
Christian Wagner on 02/12/14 - 05:08 PM
Heaven's Basement's song "Can't Let Go" is featured as The Rolling Stone's Daily Download today.
Ryan Gardner on 02/12/14 - 02:22 PM
Head to Revolver to hear a new Illustrations song called "Leave Me." The track is off their upcoming debut album, In Vein, which releases February 25th. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album.
Ryan Gardner on 02/12/14 - 02:19 PM
Old Lines have signed to No Sleep Records. The band was formed by ex-Pulling Teeth/Ruiner guitarist Mitch Roemer. The band is currently writing their next record, which should be out later this year.
Ryan Gardner on 02/12/14 - 02:17 PM
Jack Kennedy and British vocalist Hannah Melbourne of NightBus have debuted their new interactive video for "When The Night Time Comes." It uses some new and "innovative" technology called 3-Way Stereo Technology. Head to Mashable to watch it.
The track, which was recorded in a groundbreaking and unique sonic experience – three infectious singles in one – creates an innovative way to hear a song taking note of the way two friends in today’s pop culture listen to music by sharing one set of earbuds. The left and right tracks are 100% sonically different. When you listen on the left, you hear the song sung by Hannah backed by an electronic dance pop track; on the right, it’s Jack’s...
Ryan Gardner on 02/12/14 - 02:14 PM
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