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A new study has found that when reviewers were told the author of a legal brief was black they consistently rated the piece lower in quality and identified more errors than its identical counterpart. Evan Soltas, writing for Vox, has more:
Arin N. Revees, the president of Nextions and the author of the study, argues that the implicit racism happened because reviewers take the racial information she provided as a cue for how they should judge the work. When the author is supposed to be white, reviewers excused errors as out of haste or inexperience. They commented that the author "has potential" and was "generally a good writer but needs to work on" some skills. When the author is...
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 07:17 AM
The Feels (ex-Candy Hearts) released their new EP on Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 07:09 AM
Brian Marquis has released the new song, "Drink You Up," on RockSound. You can also check it out in the replies. Like what you hear? Grab the pre-order for the new album, Blood & Spirits.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 07:05 AM
Last night during the NBA playoff game between the Raptors and the Nets, Drake was spotted by TV cameras lint rolling his pants while sitting courtside.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 07:01 AM
Former police officer and lead singer of the metal band Cousin Sleaze has pleaded guilty of fraud in New York.
Authorities alleged that Inserra, despite collecting disability, continued to perform as the frontman of Brooklyn-based Cousin Sleaze. Photos of performances from April 2011 show him "repeatedly moving his arms in a punching motion" and "violently flailing his arm in an up-and-down motion," a criminal complaint said.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 06:55 AM
Due to the current political climate of Russia and Ukraine, The National will be canceling their upcoming shows in Kiev, St. Petersburg, and Moscow.
Due to the ongoing political crisis in the region, we are sad to report that we have decided to cancel our shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev this summer. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase. We remain hopeful of coming to play for you in the future and we sincerely hope this current instability resolves in a positive, democratic and peaceful way. Take care of yourselves and we hope to see you soon.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 06:47 AM
Courtney Love's new song 'You Know My Name" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 06:44 AM
A spokesperson for Gail Shea has responded to Morrissey's comments about Canada's seal hunt.
This is clearly just another case of a millionaire celebrity, desperate for a hobby, shamelessly regurgitating misinformation and myths that fringe animal-rights groups have been pushing for years. In the future, I would urge Mr. Morrissey to consider the impact that his ignorant and inflammatory statements have on the livelihoods of thousands of hard-working men and women in rural communities.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 06:41 AM
Beck performed "Blue Moon" on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. You can watch the video in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 06:38 AM
Twin Atlantic will release their new album "Great Divide" on August 18th.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 06:36 AM
Between the Buried and Me's new video for "Lay Your Ghosts to Rest" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 06:33 AM
Although the May event is a month away, the Boston Calling Music Festival has announced the lineup for its September 5-7 show. The line-up includes The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, The 1975 and more. The full roster is in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/23/14 - 05:35 AM
"I need a timeout, I need an escape from reality; or else I need eternal darkness and death, I need an exit strategy."
Staff ReviewsThe Menzingers - Rented World (Thomas Nassiff)
Books on Fate - Memory (Craig Manning)
Thomas Nassiff on 04/22/14 - 10:26 PM
Aaron Freeman (known as Gene Ween of Ween) has announced that he has a new band - Freeman. The new band will release their debut self-titled album on July 22nd via Partisan Records. Head to the replies to stream the group's first single, "(For A While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like A Man."

Track Listing
01) Covert Discretion
02) The English And Western Stallion
03) (For A While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like a Man
04) El Shaddai
05) Black Bush
06) Gimme One More
07) More Than the World
08) All The Way To China
09) Golden Monkey
10) Delicate Green
11) There Is A Form
12) I Know A Girl
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/22/14 - 10:00 PM
Saosin announced three additional California dates aside from their appearance at Skate and Surf with original vocalist Anthony Green. Head to the replies to find out where you can catch the shows.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/22/14 - 09:49 PM
St. Paul & The Broken Bones released their new music video for their track called "Call Me" yesterday, which you can find in the replies. I guarantee this is the best thing you haven't listened to all week.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/22/14 - 09:28 PM
Melodic metal band Second Rate Angels filled out our random interview; read it here.
Iíd say itís 'cause we manage to combine being heavy with melodic. Not too many metal bands keep it melodic nowadays - we do, and everyone is a sucker for a good melody.
Zac Djamoos on 04/22/14 - 08:18 PM
This morning, James Franco was a guest on ABC's "The View" and revealed that Kanye West actually called him and Seth Rogan concerning their "Bound 2" parody video, asking the pair to perform it at his wedding. It doesn't seem like it will actually be happening, but it's the thought that counts.
"Kim loved the video, and we didn't hear back from Kanye, so we kind of felt like 'he's not bashing us, but he probably hates it but he's not going to say anything.' But then two weeks ago, we got a call from Kanye. Seth and I were on the phone. We thought he was just going to let us have it. But he loved it! And I'm pretty sure I can say it now because I'm pretty sure it's not going to...
Jake Jenkins on 04/22/14 - 07:52 PM
Tokyo Police Club have been performing covers throughout their Forcefield tour stops with the tag #coverfromtheroad. Check out their cover of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" here. You can check out their remaining tour dates and the rest of the covers over on their Facebook page.
Anthony Sorendino on 04/22/14 - 05:41 PM
mewithoutYou have announced a ten year anniversary tour of their classic second album, Catch For Us The Foxes. The band will be hitting a few cities on the west coast and Texas with The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and Dark Rooms. Dates and more details can be found in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 04/22/14 - 05:38 PM
Hit the replies to watch Myself in Mirrors new video for "Piene Forte Et Dure" via BlankTV.
Ryan Gardner on 04/22/14 - 04:14 PM
Tonight we're happy to welcome Equal Vision Records' I The Mighty to the website to chat with us! If you hit the replies you can chat with the band about their current happenings, tour-life, and much more.

Update: Chat is now over! Huge thanks to the band for hanging out with us today.
Jason Tate on 04/22/14 - 04:08 PM
Hawthorne Heights have announce the first batch of U.S. dates for their The Silence in Black and White 10 Year Anniversary World Tour. On My Honor will provide support. Check out the dates in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/22/14 - 02:34 PM
A song by the elusive and mysterious producer BOOTS, who many agree was behind the best songs on Beyonce's latest album, has released a new song, titled "Dreams," featuring the singer. Check it out in the replies. You can buy the track online right here, and all proceeds will be going to the Day One charity.
Blake Solomon on 04/22/14 - 02:28 PM
Watch a teaser for Linkin Park's upcoming album, The Hunting Party, in the replies. The album releases June 17th.
Ryan Gardner on 04/22/14 - 02:06 PM
Today we're excited to bring you a stream of a new True Holland song. It's taken from their upcoming The Year of September EP and it ought to appeal to fans of Jimmy Eat World or Weezer. Hit the replies to watch "Always Dying."
Zac Djamoos on 04/22/14 - 02:02 PM
Listen to a new Kurt Travis song called "Brain Lord" on PropertyOfZack. everything is beautiful will release in May via Blue Swan Records.
Ryan Gardner on 04/22/14 - 01:55 PM
Head to the replies to watch another album update from Emarosa.
Blake Solomon on 04/22/14 - 01:54 PM
Ariana Grande's new single featuring Iggy Azalea can be previewed on her instagram.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/22/14 - 01:50 PM
Lily Allen's title track from her new album, Sheezus, can be heard in the replies.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/22/14 - 01:42 PM
Stream Naive Thieves' debut album, VŠmonos, on Pandora. It releases April 29th via Equal Vision Records.
Ryan Gardner on 04/22/14 - 01:25 PM
Augustana's new record, Life Imitating Life, comes out today and we have an extensive interview with Daniel Layus about it. Check it out here.
I think that sincerity is the thing I wanted to zero in on because thatís my biggest strength, I believe. Itís not going to be delivering a perfect vocal in perfect pitch, all those things. Itís going to be the perfect amount of sincerity. Thatís what I was shooting for, and luckily if thatís the goal, itís all within you. Youíre able to dig up that sincerity and that authenticity very easily if you really mean it.
Jonathan Bautts on 04/22/14 - 01:10 PM
Avril Lavigne has released a new video proving that no good can come from sleeping with someone in Nickelback. Check the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/22/14 - 12:38 PM
Bad Timing Records will be releasing Knuckle Puck's The Weight That You Buried EP on vinyl. The pressing is limited to 500 copies and will go on sale tomorrow at 2PM EST.
Ryan Gardner on 04/22/14 - 11:20 AM
Listen to a new Tilian song called "Future Friends" on Under The Gun.
Ryan Gardner on 04/22/14 - 11:15 AM
The Neighbourhood's new song "Lurk" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/22/14 - 10:54 AM
Kitten will release their self-titled debut album on June 24th via Elektra Records.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/22/14 - 10:40 AM
Young The Giant and Kings Of Leon will be touring together this fall. Check the dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/22/14 - 10:33 AM
Citizen has been added to the Skate and Surf Fest.
Jason Tate on 04/22/14 - 10:31 AM
The Austin City Limits Festival line-up has been announced.

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Jason Tate on 04/22/14 - 10:29 AM
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