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The Times of London are reporting that members of Arctic Monkeys have been named as among more than 1,600 people who tried to shelter £1.2 billion through one of Britain's most aggressive tax avoidance schemes. Billboard has a good rundown of the story, as the original is behind a paywall.
However, under new Treasury rules due to be brought in this month, Liberty members may have to pay back hundreds of millions of pounds in disputed tax before any hearing takes takes place. The Times states that Gary Barlow, who reportedly invested over £4 million ($6.8 million) in the Liberty scheme, is among those who can expect to receive a large tax bill in the coming weeks.
Jason Tate on 07/10/14 - 10:05 AM
Cassadee Pope's cover of Mötley Crüe's "The Animal In Me" has hit Tumblr.
Jason Tate on 07/10/14 - 09:55 AM
One of the hottest acts this summer on Warped Tour has been K. Flay. Today, we're premiering a video of the Bay Area hip-hop artist talking about her recent album, Life As A Dog (stream it and purchase it). Make sure to catch her the rest of the summer playing the Beatport Stage on Warped Tour and check out the exclusive video in the replies along with her new video for "Thicker Than Dust."
Drew Beringer on 07/10/14 - 08:55 AM
Front Porch Step's new music video for "Aware" can be seen in the replies (via AltPress). It was directed by Eric Teti and features model Hattie Watson. Aware is out now via Pure Noise Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/10/14 - 08:46 AM
Yesterday we posted about Less Than Jake's collaboration with Vannen Watches, which drops today at noon ET. Now we're excited to deliver some more details about the watch! First off, it'll be limited to only 150 pieces, with the packaging of each piece autographed by the whole band. If you head to the replies, you can see the first reveal of the watch itself, with artwork done by Richard Minino (aka Horsebites). It'll cost $70 and will be available via Vannen and LTJ at noon ET, as well as at Less Than Jake's merch booth on Warped Tour.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/10/14 - 07:28 AM
In what is my favorite find of the night: check out 1:40 of this Motion City Soundtrack video to see what sure looks like baby Matty Healy from The 1975 showing his love for the band.

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Jason Tate on 07/10/14 - 01:58 AM
Roy English has posted two new demos, "Wasted Youth" and "Cool", which you can stream in the replies.
Jake Denning on 07/10/14 - 01:00 AM
Thrice's Artist in the Ambulance will be getting a vinyl re-press with "restored original artwork" on November 21st.

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Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 10:49 PM
Geoff Rickly, writing about the new HTRK album for The Talkhouse:
The missing “E” in HTRK could easily stand for “Explanation” or “Explicit.” The lyrics on Psychic 9-5 conjure imagery, imply context. Nothing is overt, nothing is spelled out. On “Give It Up” and “Love Is Distraction,” Standish sings alternately about how she’s “gonna love you much better” and about how “love is distraction from your life,” claiming “we won’t evolve because of it.” The deep ambivalence in her lyrics and delivery omit intention, leaving each listener a meditation on the value of love in a life.

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Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 07:53 PM
Another new Amber Pacific song, "Young Love," can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 07:50 PM
Motionless in White's new lyric video for "Reincarnate" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 07:47 PM
Watch Gerard Way (ex-My Chemical Romance) talk to NME about his new solo album album, the heavy Brit-pop influences on its sound and why he's choosing Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK to debut his solo material all in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 07/09/14 - 04:01 PM
What’s Eating Gilbert will release a covers EP/7" titled Come On Let's Go on July 15th. Artwork and additional info is in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Come On Let’s Go - Richie Valenz
2. The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) - Cher originally by Betty Everett
3. Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
4. I Still Miss Someone - Johnny Cash
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/09/14 - 03:28 PM
Watch The Word Alive's new video for "Lighthouse" below.
Ryan Gardner on 07/09/14 - 03:07 PM
Watch A War Within's new video for "Holding On" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 07/09/14 - 02:58 PM
Jump to the replies to listen to Our Last Night's cover of Nsync's "Bye Bye Bye" with Cody Carson from Set It Off.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/09/14 - 02:45 PM
Lionfight recently had an incident at a Massachusetts venue called Anchors Up where some members of the band were singled out by staff due to their race. Under The Gun has the full story and interview covering it.
For the first time in probably a decade I ran into some kids who were giving me trouble because of the color of my skin. Haverhill, Massachusettes – you made me feel like I was in elementary school again. We played at this super “punk” venue that didn’t believe in backtracks/samples … Which is totally okay. We like to be that raw band that can play with or without bass drops and pull it off either way. It was only the way the venue workers got in my face, told me they can’t...
Ryan Gardner on 07/09/14 - 01:05 PM
Potato salad takes Kickstarter by storm.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 12:19 PM
Alex DeLeon of The Cab has posted an excerpt from a book he has been writing on his blog.
why can’t the world we live in be good enough? why do we have to count on places outside of our reach? if you want heaven and hell so badly i say love like heaven and live like hell. THAT is a religion. THAT is something that i am willing to put my time and faith in. religion is not somebody else’s book.. it is not somebody else’s story… it is your own. if you want a bible… write it. believe in belief, have faith in faith itself, and learn to feel love towards love. i live by this and most importantly live FOR this. hell.. believe in whatever movement, god, or idea that you wish to.. but never...
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 12:13 PM
Kevin Lyman just tweeted that Hannah Batty, the missing girl from Warped Tour, has been found.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 12:03 PM
You can now watch the official video for Interpol's new single (and El Pintor opening track), "All The Rage Back Home", in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 07/09/14 - 11:59 AM
Veara has been quietly releasing some of the strongest pop-punk music from the scene over the past few years. Today we're premiering an acoustic video of the band performing their song "None Of The Above" off of their album, Growing Up Is Killing Me, which was released last September. Head to the replies to check it out.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/09/14 - 11:52 AM
Park's new EP, Jacob the Rabbit, is streaming the replies. You can read the entire concept story behind the effort on this website. The vinyl is still available for pre-order from our friends at Bad Timing Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/09/14 - 11:44 AM
Thrice's Identity Crisis has been re-pressed on vinyl and is now available from Animal Style Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/09/14 - 11:39 AM
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 11:25 AM
Magic!'s debut album Don't Kill The Magic! will hit the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at number six and the Digital Albums Chart at number two in its first week. The hit single "Rude" continues its reign at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 11:20 AM
A Will Away and Head North are releasing a split EP pressed in two variants via Giant MKT. We are streaming a song from each band - "Transparent People" from A Will Away's side and "In The Water" from Head North's side. Fans of bands like Forever Came Calling and The American Scene should enjoy these tracks. The split releases July 22nd - you can pre-order it. They'll also be heading out on a co-headlining tour this summer. Check out the songs and tour dates below.

Track Listing:
Side A - A Will Away
1) Dusk
2) Transparent People
3) Home
Side B - Head North
1) In The Water
2) Poor Posture
Ryan Gardner on 07/09/14 - 11:00 AM
Aeges will release Above & Down Below on September 23rd via The Mylene Sheath. The band self-produced the album and it was mixed/mastered by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Children of Bodom). Stream a new song called "Fault" via Metalsucks.

Track Listing:
01) Echoes
02) The Hunter
03) Clouds
04) Parasite
05) Fault
06) My Last Words
07) Rats
08) Halos
09) Leech
10) The Line
11) Wasted Time
12) As I Grow Old
Ryan Gardner on 07/09/14 - 10:51 AM
The Cab are back in the studio for the next few weeks.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 10:24 AM
Whirr will release their new album, Sway, on September 23rd via Graveface Records. You can stream a new track called "Mumble" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/09/14 - 10:18 AM
Tiny Moving Parts's new song "Always Focused" can be streamed in the replies (via AltPress).
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/09/14 - 10:13 AM
Mixtapes will be going on hiatus after touring to and playing Fest in November. A message from the band is below.
Hi everyone! How are you doing? We don’t wanna get all sappy but we have some bad/good news. After Fest this fall, Mixtapes is gonna go on a break. We’re not breaking up for good—eventually we want to play as Mixtapes again—but as of now we’re not sure the next time that will be.

Nothing drastic has happened—just because of life, and personal reasons, we all have reached a point where we feel like we need to go off on our own for a while. We still love playing in the band! but especially because of the way our band has always been… Because we started solely as an outlet...
Thomas Nassiff on 07/09/14 - 10:09 AM
The Gaslight Anthem worked with Macbeth to create a vegan low top shoe.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 10:09 AM
Turnover will release a 7" EP titled Blue Dream on August 26th via Broken Rim Records.

Track Listing
1. Disintegration
2. Read My Mind
3. Bella Donna
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/09/14 - 09:47 AM
Nilay Patel, writing for Vox, looks at the economic missteps in Taylor Swift's recent Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Taylor makes a nice little argument in favor of paying for music. "Music is art," she says, "and art is important and rare. Important, rare things are valuable. Valuable things should be paid for. It's my opinion that music should not be free, and my prediction is that individual artists and their labels will someday decide what an album's price point is." This is an impressively-constructed syllogism. It is also deeply, deeply wrong.

The single hardest economic problem posed by the internet is the end of scarcity.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:40 AM
Young the Giant's new video for "Mind Over Matter" can be seen in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:33 AM
Aaron Gillespie reminisces about Underoath's album They're Only Chasing Safety in the latest episode of the Voice and Verse Podcast.

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Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:32 AM
Bruce Springsteen's directorial debut, Hunter of Invisible Game, is now streaming at his website.
For a long part of the year, Thom Zimny and I have been talking about shooting a short film for “Hunter Of Invisible Game.” We’ve finally got the job done, and we think it’s one of our best. Thanks Thom for the hard work and brotherly collaboration. You and your crew bring it all. And to all of you out there in E St. Nation, we hope you enjoy! See ya up the road.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:28 AM
A track of Britney Spears "singing without autotune" was leaked online. The producer of the track, William Orbit, has defended the singer stating she was just warming up.
'I'd like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalisations in order to get warmed up,' he said. 'Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:25 AM
The soundtrack for Wish I Was Here is streaming on EW.

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Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:19 AM
Big Data has signed to Warner Bros. Records. The band will release their new full length later this fall. You can check out their music video for "Dangerous" in the replies as well.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/09/14 - 09:13 AM
George R.R. Martin says "fuck you" to those that think he'll die before he finishes his A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones) series.
Merely saying it apparently wasn't enough; Martin also flipped the bird to make his feelings resoundingly clear. Martin has been slaving away on The Winds of Winter, the sixth novel, for some time now, but has refrained from offering fans a firm release date — or even a general window as to when they can expect it. He plans to wrap the series after the seventh novel.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:11 AM
We Were Promised Jetpacks will release their new album, Unravelling, this fall via Fat Cat Records. Head to the replies to stream (via Entertainment Weekly) the band's new song, "Safety In Numbers."
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/09/14 - 09:10 AM
Versa's video for "Wanderlust" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 09:07 AM
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