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Google Play Music has announced that the roll-out for their 'Family Plan' options will begin shortly, with signups via Android to "begin in the coming days." The plan is for six people, at $14.99.
The family plan allows up to six people on an account to have individual Play Music profiles, maintaining their own libraries, recommendations, playlists, and listening history. It works across Android, iOS devices, and the web.
Eric Wilson on 12/09/15 - 02:58 PM
A Day to Remember have released a "Shark Attack" vinyl version of Common Courtesy.
A Day To Remember today announce the release of a very special, limited-edition vinyl version of their highly-acclaimed album, Common Courtesy. The "Shark Attack" vinyl (pictured below) comes in a die-cut package designed to look as if a shark has bitten it. The double LP set comes in a clear polybag and is pressed on open water blue vinyl in red "blood splattered" sleeves.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 02:18 PM
SaferScene.org talked with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail:
It’s a thin veil that once you’ve seen the other side, you go “How does everyone not see this?” Raising awareness is one of the things that I can do to effect any change. It’s not necessarily about changing people’s opinions, but you want them to be aware of things. Maybe they then can change the way they interact regarding these situations. It’s super ingrained in people to continue to think the way they’ve always thought.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:43 PM
Thief Club have uploaded a song that was written for a couple about their dog, Harper, from Nick Thompson's Downwrite page.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:41 PM
Aaron Marsh of Copeland mentions that the band are throwing around ideas for a new album with New Noise.
I think we’re more cautious about our decisions. We think more big picture than we did before. It’s risky to come back, yeah. If You Are My Sunshine was our last record, I would have been fine with that because I like how it turned out. The last song of that record feels like a good song to say “Okay that is the last song of our recorded history”. I still feel like I have things to do and say on Copeland records.

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Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:31 PM
Kirk Huffman (formerly of Gatsbys American Dream) and his project The Real Don are now taking pre-orders for The Dank Sinatra EP on vinyl, expected January 2016.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:30 PM
Matt Wilson of Set Your Goals joinedRoam on stage in San Fransisco.

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Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:24 PM
Frank Turner recently visited the Going Off Track podcast with guest hosts Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) and Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss reality television, the class system in Europe, and the brilliance of the Counting Crows.

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Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:23 PM
Spoon's Gimmie Fiction demos are streaming with commentary from the band on NPR.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:16 PM
The soundtrack for the documentary on Elliot Smith, Heaven Adores You, will be released on February 5th. The track listing is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:16 PM
Dropkick Murphys have added some extra dates to their 20th Anniversary Tour. Full dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:13 PM
American Football have announced two dates on the west coast.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:12 PM
Bring Me the Horizon's live "Throne" video is in the replies..
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:12 PM
Algoriddim as released djay Pro for the iPad. It's 30% off for its launch.
djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Built exclusively for iPad, djay Pro seamlessly integrates with your media library and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, and video mixing give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:10 PM
It's the end of the year, so every one and their mother, and now, their president, are here with their favorite bits of pop culture. President Obama, for some reason, gave an interview to People Magazine and discussed his favorite song of the year, Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A Dollar Cost." The first lady's favorite song? Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Wonder what Adele song was Queen Elizabeth's jam.
Blake Solomon on 12/09/15 - 12:06 PM
Hit the replies for The Weeknd's video for "In the Night."
Jason Tate on 12/09/15 - 12:04 PM
Anti-Flag are streaming their b-side "Coward In My Veins", taken from their upcoming effort Cease Fires, which will be out on December 18th and will include unreleased tracks from the band. Check it out over at Fuse.

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Eric Wilson on 12/09/15 - 11:43 AM
Noel Gallagher was recently asked what he thought of Adele, and he responded as Noel does. Check it out here.
"If someone wants to know what I think of Adele, I’ll f***ing tell them… I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. I don’t like her music. I think it’s music for f***ing grannies.”

Gallagher then said that he wasn't trying to cause a stir; he was just speaking his mind.

He said: “If I get asked a question on anything, I give a straight answer… Not because I have any sort of agenda or because I’m trying to whip up any kind of hysteria.” .
Eric Wilson on 12/09/15 - 11:28 AM
Lacuna Coil will be releasing a new album in 2016.

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Eric Wilson on 12/09/15 - 10:53 AM
Drake hasn't been shy about the troubled relationship he has with Cash Money Records, and this probably won't help things: Hits Daily Double reports that his massive single "Hotline Bling" wasn't nominated for any Grammys this year because of a "clerical error." Presumably it got lost in Birdman's pile of paperwork for his "oil company."
Ryan Dennehy on 12/09/15 - 09:21 AM
Blessthefall and Miss May I will headline the Drop The Gloves tour, with support from The Plot In You, Sirens and Sailors, and A War Within.

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Eric Wilson on 12/09/15 - 08:54 AM
Cold Collective, the new project fronted by former Transit guitarist Tim Landers, has signed to Rise Records. Check out their first single, "Wanna Change," in the replies. Could it be about Transit?
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/09/15 - 08:40 AM
Future and Ty Dolla $ign have announced the Purple Reign Tour, kicking off in February 2016 and taking them around the country. Hit the replies for the tours dates and announcement video while I have a heart attack.
Ryan Dennehy on 12/09/15 - 08:01 AM
Martin Shkreli, the drug company exec widely loathed for jacking prices of a life saving drug 5,000% higher, is apparently the anonymous buyer of the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. Shkreli mentions the possibility of paying other artists to record albums just for him, and also says "I could be convinced to listen to it earlier if Taylor Swift wants to hear it or something like that, but for now, I think I’m going to kind of save it for a rainy day," and RZA says they donated a significant portion of the purchase to charity. I hate this dude.
Ryan Dennehy on 12/09/15 - 07:01 AM
Train have released a holiday album, Christmas In Tahoe, exclusively on Amazon.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/15 - 09:22 PM
The Color Morale are in the studio working on their next album. Should be due in 2016.
Eric Wilson on 12/08/15 - 04:40 PM
Death Cab for Cutie have announced some new tour dates with Metric. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 04:05 PM
She Is We stream new single called "Flatlining." Check it out in the replies. New single comes from their debut album titled War, which is due out on March 18th, and can now be pre-ordered over at iTunes.
Eric Wilson on 12/08/15 - 03:39 PM
The Wall Street Journal is reporting Spotify is considering allowing some artists to withhold their music from the free tier.
In private talks, Spotify has told music executives that it is considering allowing some artists to start releasing albums only to its 20 million-plus subscribers, who pay $10 a month, while withholding the music temporarily from the company’s 80 million free users.
Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 03:38 PM
The 1975 will be premiering "Ugh!" on Zane Lowe on Thursday.
Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 02:05 PM
Awaken I Am have already taken their native Australia by storm, and now they're setting their sights on America. Progressive post-hardcore highlighted by soaring clean vocals, the group should appeal to fans of Emarosa, Sleeping with Sirens, and Saosin. We're premiering their music video for "Landslide" in the replies. The track appears on the band's debut album, Shields and Crowns, which is available now.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/15 - 01:43 PM
Travis Barker has a busy 2016 lined up. Blink-182 album, eh?

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Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 01:06 PM
Jared Leto has apologized to Taylor Swift and her fans for the leaked TMZ video where he doesn't like 1989 very much.

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Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 01:04 PM
Hit the replies for an acoustic session with Allison Weiss for WTSR Underground.
Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 01:01 PM
David Bazan covered The Killers' "Read My Mind" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 12:49 PM
Jason Butler from letive. will be doing the vocals for the rest of the Every Time I Die tour.

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Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 12:40 PM
yellowbirddd has released a collection of B-sides for pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp. The vinyl release of his latest album, CENTINELA, is also on sale for only $8.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/15 - 12:39 PM
Hawthorne Heights, Mest and The Ataris will be teaming up for the "Three Headed Monstour" in 2016 with support from Handguns and London Falling. Hawthorne Heights will be performing If Only You Were Lonely in its entirety at each stop. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/15 - 12:32 PM
Desaparecidos' video for "Golden Parachutes" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 12:26 PM
Second to Last have released their new EP on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 12:25 PM
Coldplay performed "A Head Full of Dreams" on The Late Late Show. The band was also interviewed, and performed "Adventure of a Lifetime." Check it out in the replies.
Eric Wilson on 12/08/15 - 12:20 PM
Punk Rock Bowling has announced FLAG, Flogging Molly, Cock Sparrer, Descendents, The Exploited, Dag Nasty, Subhumans, Dillinger Four, Anti-Nowhere League, Youth Brigade, and The Dwarves will be playing next year. It will take place Las Vegas, Nevada from May 26, 2016 to May 30, 2016
Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 12:03 PM
Hit the replies to stream Secrets new album Everything That Got Us Here.
Jason Tate on 12/08/15 - 11:47 AM
Pup has had to drop off the last few days of their tour with Modern Baseball, Jeff Rosenstock and Tiny Moving Parts due to illness. Sorority Noise will take over for them for the last dates, which are in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 12/08/15 - 11:07 AM
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