Speaking of Orchid Tapes, the insanely prolific singer-songwriter Alex G has announced he will be releasing his first ever vinyl full-length on the label this summer. DSU comes out June 17th, you can preorder it here and read an extensive feature on the "Internet's Secret Best Songwriter" on The Fader. Check out the first single "Hollow" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/01/14 - 10:55 AM
Kevin Devine shakes his booty in his new music video for "Little Bulldozer," via Noisey. Take a long, hard look in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 05/01/14 - 10:39 AM
2013's Absolute 100 inductee Infinity Crush has announced their first ever full band tour for the summer. Accompanied by Fun Home and Wish List, they'll be performing along the east coast. Check out the dates in the replies. Also, Infinity Crush's label Orchid Tapes has their entire back catalog for pay what you want on bandcamp, and basically everything they release is phenomenal.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/01/14 - 10:09 AM
Finch have signed to Razor & Tie Records. The band is currently recording their new record with producer Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds To Mars). The band will also be on this year's Warped Tour. You can see the dates and a press release in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 05/01/14 - 09:50 AM
Following Drake's "incident" last week the Toronto Raptors distributed 1,200 free OVO/Drake-branded lint rollers during game five of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets last night. Life has begun to parody itself and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/01/14 - 08:33 AM
Check out Courtney Barnett's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon in the replies where she performed "Avant Gardener".
Kyle Huntington on 05/01/14 - 06:22 AM
Watch Parquet Courts performing "Black and White" on Late Night with Seth Meyers in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 05/01/14 - 06:20 AM
Damon Albarn has started his first solo tour in support of his album Everyday Robots which is out now. On the road he has been delving into the Blur, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad & The Queen and Rocket Juice and The Moon catalogues too, check out what he's playing in the replies as well as his full list of current tour dates.
Kyle Huntington on 05/01/14 - 06:12 AM
I was reading the Cassino thread from earlier today and someone mentioned that Northstar's Pollyanna is 10 years old now. It was released on April 20, 2004, so we're like 10 days late on this post, but what a great record. I would fly just about anywhere in the U.S. (including Huntsville, Alabama) to see that album played front-to-back. Feel free to reminisce on the album in the replies if you were a fan – if you don't know what I'm talking about, fix that (Spotify, Rdio).
Thomas Nassiff on 04/30/14 - 08:55 PM
Yikes. In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Warpaint's Theresa Wayman basically slut shames Beyoncé and Rihanna.
“It just gets worse,” she adds. “Every song on Beyonce’s last album has her basically looking like a slut and she does not need to do that. She’s gorgeous and so fucking talented. And they all take it as women’s liberation!”

Update: Wayman has issued an apology/clarification on her comments via the band's Facebook.
Drew Beringer on 04/30/14 - 07:18 PM
Front Porch Step is doing a live chat in the free Pure Noise Mobile App tomorrow at 7pm EST. Apple and Android users can download the app from here and here respectively.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/30/14 - 07:12 PM
Hotel Books have signed to InVogue Records. The band will release a double EP titled, I'm Almost Happy Here, But I Never Feel At Home, on July 1st. Head to the replies to watch the music video for "Dreaming or Sinking" and stream the track, "Constant Collapse."
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/30/14 - 06:24 PM
This week's Uncle Buck contest can be found in the replies ...
Uncle Buck is back… sorry for disappearing for a bit. But don’t worry, I’m back and I’m here to offer you weekly giveaways. Here is our show list for the week. Just comment below with your name, email, which show you would like tickets to AND your favorite show of all time…
Zac Djamoos on 04/30/14 - 04:03 PM
What Jimmy Eat World song are you!? I got "Your New Aesthetic."
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 03:20 PM
Sleigh Bells have announced a short tour in June. Head to the replies to check out where they'll be playing.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/30/14 - 03:16 PM
Made Violent dropped two brand new tracks yesterday. Head to the replies to stream, "You Had It Easy" and "Talk About It."
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/30/14 - 03:09 PM
If you're looking for something to listen to today, and need a little break from music, I'd like to recommend this episode of the Debug podcast. The topic is "Sexism in Tech" and I'm totally crossing the streams for my love of technology with my "music blog" or whatever we call this site these days. That said: the conversation and topic absolutely has applications to our music world and how macro and micro aggressions play a huge role in all of our lives.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 01:39 PM
Being as an Ocean have been making waves (no pun intended) in the post-hardcore scene, so we're excited to be premiering their new music video for "L'exquisite Douleur" in the replies. The track comes from their sophomore album, How We Both Wondrously Perish, which streets on May 6th via InVogue Records and can be pre-ordered here. If you dig bands like letlive and La Dispute, you'll want to check it out.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/30/14 - 01:39 PM
Indian School has uploaded a previously unreleased song called "Bowerbird" -- it's in the replies. The band is currently writing songs for their new EP due later this year.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 01:26 PM
Kite Party's new album Come On Wandering is streaming in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 01:17 PM
Hit the replies to stream Much the Same's cover of Lagwagon's "Making Friends." This comes from the upcoming A Fat Wreck documentary.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 01:12 PM
ShopRadioCast has Say Anything's new album, Hebrews, up for pre-order on vinyl.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 01:09 PM
Starset has signed to Razor & Tie Records.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 01:05 PM
Bob Hoskins, known probably best for Roger Rabbit, has passed away.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 01:03 PM
The Scenery have posted their new song "Every Little Thing" -- it's in the replies.

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Modern Vinyl is reporting that Blink-182's Self-Titled will be getting a "splatter series" repressing by Hot Topic around June 10th of this year.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 12:35 PM
Cash Colligan, former member of The Cab, has released "Ashes," a remix of "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark." And he's burning The Cab memories ... check the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 12:29 PM
Cassino released an update on new music on their Facebook. In the comments they say that new music should be released by the end of the year.
Hello all…just thought I would update you on what’s going on in our world. Not a whole lot of shows planned for this summer, but we are going to work on actually finishing up some recorded music. We decided to split this record up into two 6 song E.P.’s, instead of a full length album. We figure we could get the music out a little faster this way. We will eventually put both E.P.’s on a full length vinyl record, but that is later on down the road. Thank you all for the continued support, even though we are not as active as we would like to be.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 12:26 PM
Of course someone would compile the research to see if it supports Jay-Z or not in declaring lacrosse soft.
But let's take Jay-Z's line literally for a second. Is it actually true, as Major League Lacrosse claims, that lacrosse is, as sports go, pretty hard? Are its athletes as fit, on average, as athletes in other sports? Do they have equally strong muscles, or equally impressive aerobic capacities?
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 12:22 PM
Butch Walker's Record Store Day release is now available digitally. Grab it on iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify.
These are now avail for all of you digital people that have refused to circle back to the days of waiting for a picture to develop, calling mom from a pay phone, and having to turn a record over after 15 mins to listen to more music
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 12:14 PM
Andrew McMahon has announced some more headlining tour dates.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 12:06 PM
On a recent podcast with Voice & Verse, Shaun Cooper revealed that Warner Brothers wanted Taking Back Sunday to re-record Tell All Your Friends.
The label came in and said, “I know the bass and drums are basically done with the record, but how about you give us four of five more songs?” And at the time he was saying write four or five more songs, the dude was also saying why don’t you guys re-record Tell All Your Friends so they could make it a double CD? We’re going, “Are you nuts?”
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 12:01 PM
Fall Out Boy will be performing on NBC's Today show in New York City on June 20th.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 11:56 AM
Due to requests, the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now also available on the Stitcher platform.
Jason Tate on 04/30/14 - 11:53 AM
You can stream a new Wreck & Reference track, titled "Corpse Museum", at Stereogum. It's from the band's upcoming new album, Want, which will be available on June 10th and is available to pre-order.
Drew Beringer on 04/30/14 - 11:44 AM
Rise Records has signed Defeat The Low, a DIY post-hardcore quintet from Portland that features Rise Records owner Craig Ericson on rhythm guitar. Their debut LP will be released later this year; you can check out a single called "Turn To Hate" in the replies along with more information from a press release.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/30/14 - 11:42 AM
Circa Survive will tour the United States this summer, performing in venues that are perhaps a little smaller than they normally play. Check the dates in the replies; no support has been announced as of yet.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/30/14 - 11:02 AM
Check the replies for Issues' newest music video, pushing the song "Never Lose Your Flames." It comes off the band's self-titled debut LP, which premiered at No. 9 on the Billboard Charts in February.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/30/14 - 10:45 AM
Update: A new song called "Slow Come On" is streaming in the replies.

Tigers Jaw have launched preorders for their new album Charmer via Run For Cover Records. A total of 10,000 vinyl units have been pressed. We're also hearing that we should get another new song from the album today, which is out June 3.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/30/14 - 08:20 AM
Thomas Nassiff on 04/30/14 - 08:15 AM
Let's have a heart to heart, drink wine, make art.
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Ryan Dennehy on 04/29/14 - 10:33 PM
A note about Courtney Love was found in Kurt Cobain's wallet at his death scene and has been shared by the Seattle Police.
Drew Beringer on 04/29/14 - 10:23 PM
R&B auteur The-Dream just released a lyric video for an overtly political new track titled "Black." The video includes imagery from the Donald Sterling controversy and various social movements, and concludes with this written message: "Black isn't just a color. Black isn't just a race anymore. It's a feeling and a place from which one feels isolated by the world of the governing elite. Classism is the new racism. This is what black feels like." There's no announced single or album to accompany the song, but you can watch the video in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/29/14 - 10:22 PM
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