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Jason Tate on 07/08/14 - 01:00 AM
Hit the replies to stream Hunny's new song "Honey Blonde."
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 11:00 PM
Counting Crows' new song "Palisades Park" can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 10:51 PM
Hit the replies to see a video of Basement recording their new 7", Further Sky, in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 10:48 PM
Relient K have released a new version of "Sadie Hawkins Dance" -- woah oh oh -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 10:45 PM
Tim Cohen of The Fresh and Only's, writing for for Impose Magazine, gives his take on how artists should view critical feedback.
I agree that music is meant to be heard, discussed, danced to, felt by many and the world over. And each has the unalienable right to like or dislike whatever one experiences. This reviewer seems to identify as part of a bigger group, i.e. the listening public, and asserts that “nobody,” not one of them, wanted us to create said album. “Wow!” I thought for a second, “It really IS us against them, isn’t it?” But, reviewer: Speaking on behalf of more than just yourself, as an editorial journalist, is not only dangerous, it is symptomatic of a greater confusion....
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 10:25 PM
The Financial Times is reporting that YouTube is re-negotiating with indie labels after the backlash they received recently.
But the uproar that followed the revelations has prompted YouTube to make a last-minute U-turn. The world's largest video streaming company is allowing more time to negotiate a solution with labels, although it still intends to block them if they cannot reach agreement, according to people familiar with the matter.
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 10:20 PM
The first half of the year is trending downward for music sales.
Album sales dropped nearly 15% compared with the same period last year, and overall music consumption, which combines sales and streaming activity, dropped 3.3%, according to figures released by the sales and streaming monitoring service. But taken individually, on-demand streaming of music and videos showed a combined increase of 42% during the first half of this year, with video streaming up 35% and audio streaming jumping just over 50% compared with 2013.
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 10:10 PM
Magic Man's new album Before the Waves can be streamed on HypeM.
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 10:06 PM
Lambgoat is streaming Violent Sons' (Verse) debut album, Nothing As It Seems.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/07/14 - 07:21 PM
Watch There Will Be Fireworks' new video for "Youngblood" on Vimeo.
Zac Djamoos on 07/07/14 - 07:17 PM
Priory has released a new single, "Weekend," which you can stream in the replies.
Jake Denning on 07/07/14 - 04:30 PM
You can watch Suicide Silence's music video for "You Can't Stop Me" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/07/14 - 04:10 PM
Mastodon announced new tour dates alongside Gojira and Kvelertak. Check the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/07/14 - 04:06 PM
Handguns will be chatting in this thread at 7pm EST. Come swing by to talk to them about their new album, Life Lessons, their upcoming tour dates this summer or what's Brandon's favorite pizza. Don't forget, you can stream Life Lessons over on Substream.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 03:48 PM
Sheer Terror's new album, Standing Up For Falling Down, is streaming on New Noise.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/07/14 - 03:04 PM
Pink Floyd issued a brief statement about their new album, The Endless River, which is due out in October.
Pink Floyd can confirm that they are releasing a new album The Endless River in October 2014. It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson. Work is still in progress, but more details to come at the end of the Summer.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/07/14 - 02:50 PM
Andy from Manchester Orchestra has posted a note saying the band is in the studio working on "something special."
Hey everybody. We’ve been in the studio for the last month working hard on something special. We can’t quite announce it yet but stay tuned for details. Before all that we have some festivals and summer shows coming up. We would love to see you out there. Thank you again for your endless support. See you soon! – Andy
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 02:50 PM
Taylor Swift has penned an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal on the future of music:
In mentioning album sales, I'd like to point out that people are still buying albums, but now they're buying just a few of them. They are buying only the ones that hit them like an arrow through the heart or have made them feel strong or allowed them to feel like they really aren't alone in feeling so alone. It isn't as easy today as it was 20 years ago to have a multiplatinum-selling album, and as artists, that should challenge and motivate us.

There are always going to be those artists who break through on an emotional level and end up in people's lives forever. The way I see it, fans view music...
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 02:37 PM
Stream the new Viewfinder album, Do You Even Want Anything?, on Punknews. You can now pre-order it.
Ryan Gardner on 07/07/14 - 02:09 PM
Watch The Moms' new video for “Miss America” in the replies via POZ. Buy American releases September 23rd via Paper + Plastick Records - you can pre-order it.
Ryan Gardner on 07/07/14 - 02:02 PM
Check out a new To The Wind song called “Alone In Life” below via Lambgoat. Block Out The Sun & Sleep releases July 22nd via Pure Noise Records - you can pre-order it.
Ryan Gardner on 07/07/14 - 01:59 PM
New Found Glory are filming a new music video.

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Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 01:51 PM
Hit the replies to hear Envoi's new song "From A Cage."
Ryan Gardner on 07/07/14 - 01:48 PM
Copeland shared a snippet of new music on Instagram.

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Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 01:47 PM
Astronautalis is heading into the studio to start a new album today.
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 01:37 PM
Friend of the site Drew Guarini has put up a pretty awesome live bootleg collection of Brand New sets.
Jason Tate on 07/07/14 - 11:43 AM
You can check out our interview with Michael Barr and Gus Farias of Volumes here. The band is currently on the Vans Warped Tour, playing the Journeys stage. Their upcoming full length record, No Sleep, comes out July 15th.
I think we had a took a different approach, a pop approach to writing this album, working with our producer Brandon Paddock. And I think that was a big step for us, bringing in a producer – at first we didn’t know if it would really work, but in the end it ended up working beautifully
Jake Denning on 07/07/14 - 11:41 AM
You can check out our interview with Michael "Jag" Jagmin of A Skylit Drive here. The band is currently on this years Vans Warped Tour, playing the Ernie Ball stage.
I think we finally figured out the method that works for our band. There’s five completely different people in our band that have completely different writing styles. On Rise, we really honed it in. There was a lot more private writing instead of sitting in a room with five other people, barking over the same idea
Jake Denning on 07/07/14 - 11:36 AM
Anberlin has announced more stops on their final tour, including their last show ending in Orlando. Head to the replies to see which new dates have been revealed.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 10:36 AM
Foxes' new music video for "Glorious" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 10:22 AM
Things have been pretty quiet regarding The Audition over the past few years. Looks like things are about to change. Jump to the replies to check out the band announcing their comeback.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 10:20 AM
Coldplay and Cat Power's collaboration track, "Wish I Was Here" can be streamed over on NPR.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 10:14 AM
Volumes will release their new album, No Sleep, on July 15th via Mediaskare Records.

Track Listing
01) The Mixture
02) 91367
03) Erased
04) Better Half
05) Across The Bed
06) Pistol Play
07) Vahle
08) Neon Eyes
09) Peace Of Mind
10) Up All Night
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 10:10 AM
Pallbearer will be heading across North America this October. Head to the replies to find out where to catch them. Their new album, Foundations of Bourden, will be released on August 19th via Profound Lore Records.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 10:07 AM
Amber Pacific has revealed the track listing for their new album, The Turn.

Track Listing
01) Undone (feat. Mike Herrera)
02) Young Love
03) When I Found You (feat. Alex Gaskarth)
04) Next To Me (feat. Darianne Westcott)
05) Safe For Now
06) I'll Beat The Odds
07) Don't Let It Fall Through
08) You Get What You Get
09) Who You Are
10) Would You?

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 09:58 AM
For their 22nd anniversary, Mxpx has released a demos collection on their Bandcamp for only $3.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 09:55 AM
You can now stream Field Mouse's new album, Hold Still Life, over on HypeMachine. The album will be released on July 22nd via Topshelf Records.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 09:54 AM
Listen to Morrissey's new album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, in full over at NPR.
Kyle Huntington on 07/07/14 - 09:31 AM
Hit the replies to listen to another new track from alt-J's forthcoming album, This Is All Yours. Read what the band had to say about the track "Left Hand Free" below too:
Speaking about the new track, they have called it "the least Alt-J song ever", written to appease their American label who didn't think the recently released 'Hunger Of The Pine' was a "big single". Discussing 'Left Hand Free' in The Guardian, they say the song was written in 20 minutes and is based around a "joke riff" that frontman Joe Newman started playing one day.

Drummer Thom Green says of the track: "I tried to make the drums as cliched as possible, there's none of my personality in it". Newman adds:...
Kyle Huntington on 07/07/14 - 09:27 AM
Head over to Pitchfork Advance to stream United Nations' new record, The Next Four Years.
Jake Jenkins on 07/07/14 - 09:18 AM
Someone talked through the best part, we'll have to start it again.
Staff ReviewMy Iron Lung - Relief (Zac Djamoos)
Staff InterviewsA Skylit Drive (Jake Denning)
Volumes (Jake Denning)
Show ReviewBrand New, Into It. Over It., Dinosaur Pile-Up (Jake Jenkins)
Other ContentAP.net Podcast: "Just Watch the Fireworks" (Jason Tate, Drew Beringer, Thomas Nassiff)
Zac Djamoos on 07/07/14 - 08:43 AM
You can stream Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)'s new song "If It's Bad News, It Can Wait" at Stereogum.
Zac Djamoos on 07/07/14 - 08:36 AM
This past Saturday, I got to see Brand New put on one hell of a set on their summer run with Into It. Over It. and Dinosaur Pile-Up at The Pageant in St. Louis. Hit the replies to read the full review of the show.
Unlike most bands that take their sweet time between releases and tours, Brand New never seem to run the risk of fading into irrelevancy, it just makes their fans hungrier.
Jake Jenkins on 07/07/14 - 07:00 AM
Back in April, we debuted a song from Nebraska pop-punk act No Tide titled "Where We Went Wrong." Since it was so well-received, we're now premiering the band's music video for the track. Head to the replies to watch it. If you like what you hear, you can pick up their new EP, Daydream, from Take This to Heart Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/07/14 - 06:24 AM
Since it's officially Monday on the east coast, I can't think of a better way to start the week. We're all products of the social media age, so we know what it's like to be bombarded with concert invites, band spam and unrealistic expectations from local bands. Jump to the replies to watch a hilarious video that pretty much sums up most of our lives working in the music industy.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/06/14 - 09:47 PM
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