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Emarosa (6/19-7/12), PUP (7/1-7/29), '68, Bebe Rexha, Mod Sun, MC Lars and The Karma Killers have all been announced for this year's Warped Tour.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/11/15 - 05:20 PM
Yellowcard's Ryan Key recently performed "Make Me So" for Pandora.
Ryan Gardner on 02/11/15 - 04:36 PM
Swinging Utters are touring Europe in February and March this year. Their lyric video for "Fistfull of Hollow," and tour dates, can be found in the replies
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 03:28 PM
Alien Ant Farm, Hoobastank, and P.O.D. will be doing a joint UK tour.

Submitted by LukeOfSuburbia
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 03:07 PM
Andy Hull and Dustin Kensrue are going on tour together this April. Tickets go on sale tomorrow. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 03:00 PM
Hit the replies for a video of American Football performing "Summer Ends" live at Webster Hall.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 02:58 PM
A new Jeff Rosenstock song called "You, In Weird Cities" is streaming over at Stereogum.
Deborah Remus on 02/11/15 - 02:32 PM
Butch Walker's seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts debuted at #1 on the Top New Artist chart as well as in the Billboard Top 200 and #30 in overall digital albums.
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 01:36 PM
Paramore are auctioning off a signed guitar on Ebay. All proceeds will benefit the Grammy Foundation.
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 01:34 PM
Yesterday, we posted about Hopeless Records signing Dryjacket, a group that's probably #1 on my list of bands that people should be watching out for in 2015. The other band that's at the top of that list is Microwave, which I only heard for the first time a couple weeks ago -- their debut LP Stovall is being released by Antique Records. To support the release, the band has dropped a music video for the title track from that album, which you can stream in the replies. They remind me of a slightly unpolished version of what All Get Out was when they released The Season, so if that sounds tasty to you, check out the song in the replies as well as their other single, "Trash Stains," which is...
Thomas Nassiff on 02/11/15 - 01:09 PM
Strung Out will be starting a massive tour across North America in April. La Armada plays the entire tour while Masked Intruder will play one half and Red City Radio will play the other. Dates in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 02/11/15 - 01:06 PM
Mashable has a "22 emo songs that helped you through your high-school breakup" playlist up for genre purists to lose their mind at.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:54 PM
Echosmith music video for their single "Bright" is up on MTV.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:51 PM
Balance and Composure will be breaking off on their own and headlining some shows in between their upcoming tour with Circa Survive. Dates in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 02/11/15 - 12:50 PM
Bert McCracken of The Used has been announced as a new full time presenter on Channel V in Australia.
Lead singer of post-hardcore veterans The Used, Bert McCracken has joined Channel [V] as a full-time presenter. McCracken, who moved to Australia from the States a couple of years ago, had previously hosted a Soundwave special last year for the Foxtel channel, but has now been promoted to a much bigger role. Model Bambi Northwood-Blyth and DJ Generik, real name Tyson O’Brien, were also revealed as new hosts for the channel today.

Submitted by Micklovin
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:46 PM
The new Father John Misty's new album I Love You, Honeybear is now streaming in the replies.

Submitted by Cloudkicker7
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:31 PM
Noisera's new song "Anthem of The End" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:27 PM
Looks like the masses have spoken: No one really wants another Brokencyde album.

Submitted by NorthstarPark
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:26 PM
You, Me, and Everyone We Know's lyric video for "Does It Amaze Thee?" is in the replies.

Submitted by Short-Lived
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:21 PM
Mae are writing and hoping to record and release new music before their tour starts in May.
Now that these seven shows are done and we're back to home life, I did put out an email to the five of us this past week requesting a conference call so we can talk about these songs we started writing and recording, but haven't finished yet. We all love what we got and believe in it, but now it's about finding the time to get into the studio and finish these songs.

Submitted by Jason Morales
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:18 PM
Moose Blood's "I Hope You're Missing Me (DIY Session)" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:14 PM
Thrice will be playing Amnesia Rockfest this year.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:12 PM
Calvin Harris has shared the video for "Pray to God" -- it's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:03 PM
Dave Grohl will be the Record Store Day ambassador this year. His full statement is in the replies.
Growing up in Springfield, Virginia in the 70’s and 80’s, my local independent record stores were magical, mysterious places that I spent all of my spare time (and money) in, finding what was to eventually become the soundtrack of my life. Every weekend I couldn’t wait to take my hard earned, lawn mowing cash down for an afternoon full of discovery. And, the chase was always as good as the catch! I spent hours flipping through every stack, examining the artwork on every cover, the titles and credits, searching for music that would inspire me, or understand me, or just to help me escape....
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 12:01 PM
Jessie Ware's new video for "Champagne Kisses."
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 11:58 AM
Kanye West appeared on Ryan Seacrest's morning show this morning. He discusses the Grammys and working with Taylor Swift. 3/4ths of me is posting this because it's a really good interview, 1/4 of me is posting it simply to annoy certain people that don't like Kanye West news.
"Beck is one of the nicest guys and one of the most respected musicians in the game," he said. "There’s nothing that I will want to do as a fellow musician to disrespect him in any way." He said he misworded his comments and added: "Obviously Beck is one of the most respected artists, and respects artistry." He also said, "But Taylor Swift came up to me right afterwards, literally right afterwards, and tells me...
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 11:52 AM
Off & On (Tim Landers, ex-Transit) has signed with intheclouds Records. The band's sophomore EP will release this spring, but you can currently stream their debut EP, Good Talk Vol. 1, on BandCamp.
Jason Tate on 02/11/15 - 11:46 AM
Most of the coverage that has surrounded Heartless Breakers so far on the site has been centered around the fact that it's the new project of former Daytrader member Matt Mascarenas. But while we're premiering their new song "Carbon Copy" today, I'd rather point out that they take cues from early-era Taking Back Sunday while mixing in elements of post-hardcore -- ultimately, it's something completely separate from Daytrader in my mind, and in a good way. The band's debut full-length, The Great Give Back, comes out on March 10th, and if you like "Carbon Copy" in the replies, you can pre-order the album via Animal Style Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/11/15 - 09:09 AM
Death Cab For Cutie's music video for "Black Sun" can be found in the replies, along with their latest tour dates.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/11/15 - 09:04 AM
We're in the midst of record snowfall here in Massachusetts, but Boston's own Actor|Observer will thaw you off with their fiery post-hardcore onslaught. Stream a new song titled "Spread Thin" in the replies, which comes from their self-released full-length debut, The Longer Now, due out on March 10th. The effort was produced by Jay Maas (Defeater) and brings to mind such acts as Alexisonfire, Defeater and Vanna.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/11/15 - 08:45 AM
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and The National's Aaron Dessner have put together the Eaux Claires music festival. The greatest festival of all time will take place this July 17th and 18th in Eau Claire, WI. Some bands on the bill include both curators aforementioned bands, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Doomtree, and many more.
Drew Beringer on 02/11/15 - 07:51 AM
Author Michael Chabon has written his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry."
In this final couplet, Kendrick Lamar employs a rhetorical move akin to—and in its way even more devastating than—Common’s move in the last line of “I Used to Love H.E.R.”: snapping an entire lyric into place with a surprise revelation of something hitherto left unspoken. In “H.E.R.”, Common reveals the identity of the song’s “her”—hip hop itself—forcing the listener to re-evaluate the entire meaning and intent of the song. Here, Kendrick Lamar reveals the nature of the enigmatic hypocrisy that the speaker has previously confessed to three times in the song without elaborating: that he grieved...
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 08:44 PM
Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show.
Ending one of the most venerable and trusted careers in making a complete mockery of the news, Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. According to sources who were there (some of whom are already passing word along on social media), Stewart let the news slip at the taping of today’s episode, telling those in the audience that he’s retiring.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 05:26 PM
Morrissey has written a long piece about the Brit Awards.
The object of the Brit Awards is to create the impression of national consensus as they award pop artists of untested stature or value with bogus awards that, it is slyly implied, have been dictated by you, the objective listener. The Brit Awards do not ask the public who they would like to see receive awards - for that would be to risk too much, yet the fierce insistence is that artists are rewarded for their prominence in the previous twelve months because, after all, "it's what everybody wants." Thus, for 2015, we have MacDonna, who had a quiet 2014 (but who is quite usefully about to release her new album!), yet here she is...
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 05:25 PM
The BBC is reporting that Ian Watkins' potential prison move is drawing criticism in the UK.
Jon Bird, operations manager at The National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said it was "disturbing that there are serious sex offenders who are able to mix with their own kind". Mr Bird added there was a "real concern" about whether Watkins was co-operating fully with his sex offenders treatment and had admitted to the seriousness of his crimes.

Submitted by LukeOfSuburbia
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 05:22 PM
Just a quick reminder about voting in our reader poll for your most anticipated album of the year. Results will be posted at the start of next month.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 03:01 PM
Jean Nascimento, guitarist of Letlive, is no longer with the band.
Hello everyone! Hope everyone reading this is doing very well. I should have posted this a little while ago, but here it is for those who don't know. I am/will no longer be a member of the musical act know as letlive. Thank you to all the fans, soulpunx and friends that have made the past, 8years of this journey . I've also had the privilege to tour with some amazing bands and artists. It's been a great journey. Thank you

Submitted by NateTheHate
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 02:56 PM
Rembert Browne, writing my favorite piece on Kanye West and social media reaction we saw yesterday:
A planned Kanye says, “I want to be like Andy Warhol.” But how could you possibly want that version of Kanye? If you are genuinely holding out any hope that our biggest and brightest can also be our most honest and flawed, you have to want, “I am Warhol.” You have to. He wants respect, but even more than that, repeatedly, wants the people he respects to get respect. It’s not a foreign concept. But because he’s Kanye, it’s different. Because it lacks the grace that society has deemed necessary to make such demands.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:45 PM
Up-and-coming electro-pop duo Great Good Fine Ok have debuted the title track from their forthcoming 2M2H EP, releasing March 16th on Epic/Sony. Stream it in the replies.
Garett Press on 02/10/15 - 01:43 PM
Paul Cantor, writing about why the Grammys weren't all that great this year:
And blockbusters are what the music industry is all about, or used to be about, or occasionally still thinks it’s about, or tries to be about, but is actually not really about. And maybe that’s why the Grammy’s weren’t so good this year. It’s an old show built on an old formula that celebrates old metrics of success that just don’t hold up these days. This is not the fault of Grammy Awards, this is just reality.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:42 PM
Ilan Rubin's new The New Regime song "We Rise, We Fall" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:36 PM
Torche's new song "Undone" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:34 PM
Rdio is reporting that streams for Beck increased by 1000% after the Grammys the other night. Seems like a good boost even though Grammy ratings were their lowest since 2009.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:32 PM
Head Over Heels, pop-punk from Japan, have released their new video for "Haters Gonna Hate." It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:26 PM
Slaves guitarist Chris Kim has revealed on Twitter that he is no longer a part of the band. He followed up that post by tweeting a link to an article on "How to Spot a Sociopath."

Submitted by beachdude42
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:24 PM
Zebrahead will be releasing a greatest hits compilation, Greatest Hits? Volume 1, in Japan on March 11th. It will feature re-recorded versions of classic songs -- a video trailer is in the replies.

Submitted by tomtom94
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:22 PM
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