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Kevin Devine wrote a piece for The Talkhouse about David Bazan's latest release and the touring life.
When that changed, and I was able to transition from part-timing to earning a living playing music, my fear of a life spent running face-first into an endless succession of self-constructed brick walls eventually straightened me out. This was a slow-dawning stroke of luck, because sober senses would be required to navigate an insane industry that was rapidly changing, too. Anyone I knew who was “just” a musician was predominantly maintaining that title by busting their ass on tour, selling their songs to car commercials or some combination thereof.

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Jason Tate on 09/10/14 - 10:43 AM
A behind the scenes look at Gerard Way's "No Shows" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 09/10/14 - 10:38 AM
Rx Bandits' new video for "Wide Open" can be seen here.
Jason Tate on 09/10/14 - 10:37 AM
This year's shortlist for the Mercury Music Prize has been announced and it includes FKA Twigs, Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Blood, Nick Mulvey and Damon Albarn. Check out the full list and their current odds for winning in the replies, the winner is announced on October 29th.
Kyle Huntington on 09/10/14 - 09:55 AM
Watch Interpol perform "All The Rage Back Home" on The Late Show with David Letterman in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 09/10/14 - 09:44 AM
You can stream This Will Destroy You's new album, Another Language on Pitchfork Advance.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/10/14 - 09:12 AM
6131 Records is putting out one of the better aggressive records on September 30th with Hemingway's new record, Pretend To Care. Laced with just enough melodic pop within its emo melancholy, the Portland band is emerging as one of the best new bands you need to check out. And it just so happens that we are premiering their new video today, so you have no excuse but to check them out. Watch "Northwest" in the replies and then pre-order it on vinyl.
Drew Beringer on 09/10/14 - 08:39 AM
San Diego's Helen Earth Band will be releasing its second album, We Fucking Quit digitally on October 28, 2014 via Youth Conspiracy Records, with vinyl to come in 2015. But today you can stream a brand new song titled "Call Out." It's for fans of Minus The Bear, Braid, and the like. Check it out in the replies and then get your digital pre-order on.
Drew Beringer on 09/10/14 - 08:28 AM
Atlanta, GA natives The Funeral Portrait recently signed to Revival Recordings (owned by Alesana singer Shawn Milke) for the release of their debut EP. For the Dearly Departed drops September 23rd, and we have a lyric video for a new song tilted "Wax Romantic" in the replies. The unique group is kind of like Set It Off, The Venetia Fair, Chiodos or My Chemical Romance.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/10/14 - 06:12 AM
"Up here in the city it feels like things are closing in, the sunset's just my lightbulb burning out."
Staff ReviewsRyan Adams - Ryan Adams (Craig Manning)
DJ Mustard - 10 Summers (Jake Jenkins)
Mark Erelli - Milltowns (Gregory Robson)
Craig Manning on 09/10/14 - 04:49 AM
Free Throw's debut full length, Those Days Are Gone, can be streamed in the replies (via A.V. Club). The album will be officially released next Tuesday via Count Your Lucky Stars.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 10:59 PM
Tigers on Trains have revealed (via PropertyOfZack) that the group's new album, Antarctica in Color will be released on September 30th. You can find the track listing below and the artwork in the replies. Don't forget to check out our premiere of the first track "Broken Dart" if you haven't yet.

Track Listing
01) Broken Dart
02) Kicked Out Of The Chain Gang
03) Attention!
04) Plumes
05) But It’s Hard To
06) Stalking My Pulse
07) 1645
08) Fractioned
09) South American Soil
10) Staircase
11) Volunteer
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 10:50 PM
The Cape Race's debut album, Home, Truths can be streamed in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 10:38 PM
Mariachi El Bronx have announced that they will release their new album, Mariachi El Bronx (III) on November 4th via White Drugs/ATO Records.

Track Listing
01) New Beat
02) Wildfires
03) Sticks And Stones
04) High Tide
05) Nothing's Changed
06) Eternal
07) Raise The Dead
08) Everything Twice
09) Right Between The Eyes
10) Valya
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 10:21 PM
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die have released the first track from their collaborative EP with spoken word artist Chris Zizzamia. Head over to Brooklyn Vegan to stream the new single, "Space Exploration To Solve Earthly Crises."
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 10:15 PM
SBTRKT's new song, "Higher"featuring Raury can be heard in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 10:07 PM
The Radio Dept. have released their first new song in four years with the release of "Death To Fascism" -- it's in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 10:02 PM
Jamie T has signed to Epitaph Records. His new album, Carry On The Grudge will be released digitally on September 30th.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 09:58 PM
Veara is going on tour with regional support from Sudden Suspension and Second To Last. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 09/09/14 - 09:05 PM
Future Crooks' new song "The Blues" can be streamed in the replies via BrooklynVegan. Pre-orders for Future Crooks In Paradise are also up via Bad Timing Records.
Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 07:17 PM
Puig Destroyer have released another new track called "No One Cares About Your Fantasy Team" which you can stream on DeadSpin.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 05:56 PM
Jump to the replies to stream the title track from Damien Rice's upcoming Rick Rubin produced album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, which will hit stores on October 31st via Warner Bros. Records. Spoiler Alert: It's too good.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 05:32 PM
Every Time I Die will head out on a co-headlining tour with The Ghost Inside starting in November. They'll also be bringing along Architects (UK), Hundredth and Backtrack. You can find the dates in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 05:11 PM
Heavyweights' Keep Your Friends Close is streaming on their bandcamp. They've also released a lyric video for "Bonfires," which you can see in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 09/09/14 - 05:09 PM
Check out Beach Slang's new song "All Fuzzed Out" on Stereogum. It's from their upcoming Cheap Thrills on a Dead End Street, which is now available for preorder.
Zac Djamoos on 09/09/14 - 05:04 PM
New Found Glory will be celebrating the release of Resurrection with a slew of in-store signings and acoustic performances. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/09/14 - 02:02 PM
Hoodie Allen has released a brand new music video, "Dumb For You", which you can check out in the replies. The song appears on Allen's upcoming record, People Keep Talking, which you can pre-order here.
Jake Denning on 09/09/14 - 01:55 PM
Stream The American Scene's new album, Haze, on AltPress.
Ryan Gardner on 09/09/14 - 12:42 PM
Tiny Moving Parts' new video for "Always Focused" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 12:40 PM
Sean O'Donnell of Yellowcard will be releasing his solo album on September 16th. Check out a teaser video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 12:35 PM
The iPod Classic has been retired and removed from Apple's online store.
Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 12:32 PM
The new Metro Station song "She Likes Girls" is streaming in the replies. Now I remember why we hated these guys.
Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 12:31 PM
Silverstein have signed to Rise Records.
Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 12:09 PM
U2's new album is called Songs of Innocence. And ... you can now get it for free on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 11:55 AM
Have Mercy will release their Hopeless Records debut, A Place Of Our Own, on October 27th which you can now pre-order. Head to the replies to check out the album artwork and the band's video for their new track "Spacecrafts." This is going to be a site favorite before the year's over.

Track Listing
01) To Convey
02) Two Years
03) Howl
04) The Place You Love
05) Pete Rose and Babe Ruth
06) Spacecrafts
07) Plastic Covered Furniture
08) Pawn Takes Rook
09) Inch By Inch
10) Nails and Teeth in Pavement
11) Lean
Keagan Ilvonen on 09/09/14 - 11:07 AM
alt-J has made their new album, This Is All Yours, available for streaming ahead of its release via an official app. Once you download the app it finds "blast areas" near you via Google maps, which are locations where you can go and stream the album in full via the app itself and potentially meet up with other fans to do the same thing. The app is, however, only available in the UK and has more and more locations across the country being added over the next few days, starting today with public parks.
Kyle Huntington on 09/09/14 - 10:42 AM
mewithoutYou are repressing Catch For Us The Foxes on vinyl. The record will be available for pre-order from mewithoutYou's webstore when it relaunches next Tuesday, the 16th.

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Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 09:52 AM
Weezer's new song "Cleopatra" is up on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 09:45 AM
Walk the Moon's new single "Shut Up and Dance" can now be streamed on Spotify.

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Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 09:44 AM
Riot Fest Chicago is around the corner, and all the punks are dancing in their pants. But what is it about Riot Fest that has set it apart from the rest of the festival scene? Is there something other fests are missing? (Spoiler alert: YES). Check out my two-cents in the replies. Tickets are still available, but you only have a few days until the party starts.
Caitlin DeWeese on 09/09/14 - 09:42 AM
Hit the replies to see Coheed and Cambria covering Jimmy Eat World's "A Praise Chorus."

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Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 09:42 AM
A new Have Mercy song called "Spacecrafts" is now streaming on Spotify.

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Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 09:39 AM
Lights' new song "Running With the Boys" can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 09:35 AM
Sir Sly's new album is up for streaming. I'm a big fan of this one.
Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 09:30 AM
Apple are unveiling new iPhones and possibly a wearable or something else cool today at 10am PDT. The event can be livestreamed here, our technology forum has an Apple thread where other fans will be talking about the whole thing, and John Gruber wrote a really good piece about what to possibly expect.
Jason Tate on 09/09/14 - 09:21 AM
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