Emily Zemler, writing for Relix, talks with Modest Mouse about their new album.
Ultimately, the reason Modest Mouse didn’t spit out a new record three years ago is because the songs just weren’t fully developed yet. The musicians didn’t enter into the new music with any sort of intention or vision in mind, instead allowing the music to create itself along the way. In the early stages, Brock found himself interested in a certain type of song that he eventually dismissed.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 12:17 PM
Simple Mind's full reworking of Brand New's The Devil and God... can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 12:13 PM
Ben Aldridge has been tapped to star in Rivers Cuomo's upcoming sitcom.
The singer has been developing a TV series for Fox, "Detour," based around his experiences going to Harvard University after Weezer struck it big with 1994's self-titled debut. Cuomo's education ambitions were well covered at the time, but now his concept for the show appears to be gaining momentum -- it's now got a cast, according to Deadline Hollywood.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 12:08 PM
Bayside's set from Houston the other night is streaming on Yahoo! Live.

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Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 12:02 PM
Happy 15th birthday to Midtown's "Save The World, Lose The Girl."

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Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 12:00 PM
Meg Myers is heading out on tour starting in May. Check the replies for more details.
Kyle Huntington on 03/09/15 - 12:00 PM
Bad Suns have released new tour dates. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:56 AM
Tooth & Nail has teased plans to release a live Anberlin album recorded from Never Take Friendship Personal live shows last year.

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Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:56 AM
Grimes has shared an unreleased rough demo of "REALiTi" from her scrapped pop album. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:49 AM
Happy birthday to Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory.

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Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:48 AM
Hayley Williams of Paramore will be launching a new video series with Nylon.
Among the video series launching on Popular is music news-centric The Queue hosted by Brandi Cyrus, beauty-focused Kiss Off with Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams, culture show Runaway with model Cailin Russo and style show Denim Hunters. All the shows and editorial content will be short and snappy with a mobile audience in mind.

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Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:45 AM
Nate Ruess' "Nothing Without Love" has hit Top 40 at hot adult contemporary and alternative radio.
It commanded 462 spins during the March 1-7 tracking week.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:37 AM
Hit the replies to watch A Day to Remember's new video for "City of Ocala."
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:28 AM
Canada has scrapped their work permit requirement for touring musicians.
Yesterday’s decision not only eliminated the LMO fee, it also did away with the work permit fee for touring acts. Lifting these fees provides much greater incentive for foreign acts to tour in Canada. It will be interesting to see if increased touring grows the live music market creates more opportunities for small Canadian acts to perform, ultimately leading to a bolstered Canadian music scene.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:25 AM
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day will be opening a guitar shop in Oakland, California called "Broken Guitars." The store is set open on April 3rd, and it will be located at 423 40th Street.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:22 AM
Due to a medical emergency Joe Trohman missed Fall Out Boy's show over the weekend.
Due to a medical emergency, and subsequently needing emergency back surgery, I will not be able to perform with the band at the Houston rodeo show tonight. Sorry to everyone coming out. If all goes well, I should make a really fast recovery. Thanks for understanding. - Joe
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:20 AM
It looks like Benjamin Homola will be drumming for Dashboard Confessional.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:18 AM
Frank Turner's in-ear monitors were stolen last night.
The show in Ottawa last night was a blast, thanks to everyone who came down. Sad to say, after the show I left my in-ear monitor ear pieces in the dressing room, went off to meet people and hang out, and when I came back they were gone. No one at the venue or on my crew knows where they got to. They're moulded for me, so no use to anyone else; they're far from cheap and difficult to replace; and they're pretty essential to our current technical stage set up. There's a picture of them below. I have no idea what might have happened, and I don't particularly care, I'm just desperate to get them back. If anyone has them or knows where they...
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 11:16 AM
Dates for Dave Hause's headlining tour across Canada can be seen in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 03/09/15 - 11:08 AM
Alexisonfire is getting back together to play some shows. Dates in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 03/09/15 - 11:06 AM
After five weeks of fun, we are both excited and sad to bring you the final chapter of Hit the Lights's "Skeleton Series." The last installment includes the band discussing their future, an acoustic performance, input from their friends in The Wonder Years, Valencia and A Loss For Words and more. If you enjoyed the videos, be sure to pick up Summer Bones when it comes out on March 24th from Pure Noise Records. The infectiously catchy return to form is the perfect soundtrack to kick off spring.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/09/15 - 09:50 AM
Head to the replies to check out a lyric video for Death Cab For Cutie's new track "The Ghosts Of Beverly Drive". Kintsugi is released on March 31st.
Kyle Huntington on 03/09/15 - 08:58 AM
Grimes is at work at her follow-up to Visions, and has shared a video for a song that won't be appearing on the forthcoming album. You can watch "REALiTi" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/09/15 - 08:40 AM
St. Vincent recently contributed a new song titled "Teenage Talk" to HBO's Girls, which you can listen to here.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/09/15 - 08:37 AM
Raz Simone has released yet another powerful mixtape titled Macklemore Privilege & Chief on Keef Violence. Download it here for free, and head to the replies to watch some of his recent videos.
Lueda Alia on 03/09/15 - 08:33 AM
Hop Along will release their new full-length album, Painted Shut, on May 5 via Saddle Creek. The follow-up to 2012's Get Disowned, Painted Shut is available for pre-order over here and you can hear the first single, "Waitress," in the replies (via Noisey).
Thomas Nassiff on 03/09/15 - 08:23 AM
Third Eye Blind and the recently re-activated Dashboard Confessional will be out on a co-headlining tour this summer. Dates are in the replies. Could this point toward a new Dashboard album in early summer as well?
Thomas Nassiff on 03/09/15 - 08:20 AM
All Time Low's new single, "Kids In The Dark," is available on iTunes now. You can stream the song here.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/09/15 - 08:18 AM
Hit the replies to see the video for Carly Rae Jepsen's new song "I Really Like You," featuring Tom Hanks for some insane and fantastic reason.
Blake Solomon on 03/09/15 - 08:11 AM
Few bands in our scene have inspired more young artists than Taking Back Sunday. 15 of those acts - including Everyone Dies In Utah, Blue of Colors, Icarus the Owl, July and more - will take part in Pacific Ride Records' A Tribute to Taking Back Sunday, due out on April 14th. Traditions took their cover of "Set Phasers to Stun" one step further by making a music video for it. In the replies is where you want to be to watch it. The Massachusetts pop punk group's adaptation of the fan favorite track maintains the dual vocals that made the original so catchy but throws in a few curve balls to make it their own.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/09/15 - 06:14 AM
Ryan Dennehy on 03/09/15 - 05:43 AM
In today's "inexplicable news" category, Pitchfork points out that Chance the Rapper joined Panic! At The Disco on stage last night to act as some kind of hypeman for the band during "I Write Sins Not Tragedies." Watch a video of the performance in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/09/15 - 05:28 AM
Jason Tate on 03/08/15 - 11:00 PM
Update: Also, a live chat with Emma Watson focusing on HeForShe and gender equality can be found, joined and viewed here.

Today is International Women's Day 2015 and everyone should take the time to celebrate, appreciate and love. For more information, news and events surrounding today feel free to visit here and of course join the HeForShe movement. "Celebrate women's achievements. Celebrate equality. Make it happen."
Kyle Huntington on 03/08/15 - 09:47 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Alex DiVincenzoOne word: WolfCop. Also Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Zac DjamoosNew Jeff Rosenstock, new Hidden in Plain View, and old Carissa's Wierd.
Jason Tate on 03/08/15 - 01:00 AM
Filth Breeder has now launched merch via Cold Cuts. This is quickly becoming an incredibly elaborate joke.

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Jason Tate on 03/07/15 - 01:29 PM
The Devil Wears Prada have re-signed to Rise Records.

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Jason Tate on 03/07/15 - 01:23 PM
The new Kendrick Lamar album can now be pre-ordered on iTunes. Looks like it's coming out on March 23rd and there will be 16 tracks, including the previously released "The Blacker the Berry."
Jake Jenkins on 03/06/15 - 03:52 PM
Royal Palms have signed with Rise Records.
Jason Tate on 03/06/15 - 02:34 PM
Rene Chun, writing for Wired, looks at a group of audiophiles paying top dollar for top quality vinyl. The "hot stampers."
This is what passes for fiscal restraint in the world of high-end audio: drawing the line at three figures for mass-produced records that sold in the millions, the same dorm room relics found in milk crates at tag sales. But Port insists that his meticulously curated discs are special. Unlike many record dealers, he doesn’t peddle the usual dreck pocked with scratches and pot resin. He traffics strictly in “hot stampers,” the very best of the best.
Jason Tate on 03/06/15 - 01:07 PM
Peter Kafka, writing at Recode, looks at how Apple and Beats may be relaunching their service later this year.
Apple executives, led by media head Eddy Cue and Beats Music founder Jimmy Iovine, have been arguing that the music business “needs to get behind a paywall,” say people who have talked to them. Apple bought Beats last year, partly to help it gain a foothold on streaming music just as iTunes sales of digital downloads had started to drop.
Jason Tate on 03/06/15 - 12:45 PM
Purevolume have a track-by-track commentary on the new Jeff Rosenstock album, We Cool?.
This song was the last one written for the record. There was a different opening track and when I was listening to the first pass of completed demos, it didn't feel quite right. I had this opening riff kicking around for a while, and right after I saw the movie Her I was thinking about how we are raised to believe anything is possible but in truth, reality is finite. In fact, our reality is so much smaller than all the possibilities in the world. So all these huge leaps it seems people make as life goes on, maybe they're not so huge. Also that's just someone else's path. So maybe instead of freaking...
Jason Tate on 03/06/15 - 12:34 PM
Head over to Spin to check out a new Sun Kil Moon track called "Ali/Spinks 2." Universal Themes is due out June 2nd.
Jake Jenkins on 03/06/15 - 12:04 PM
Hidden in Plain View's new song "No Way Out" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/06/15 - 11:16 AM
Laura Marling's new song "I Feel Your Love" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/06/15 - 11:14 AM
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