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You can now stream Copeland's twin version of Ixora on Spotify. Once you're done streaming the album in all of it's glory, you can head over to iTunes and purchase it to have for eternity.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/20/15 - 06:26 PM
Spotify announced some new things today, MacStories has a good rundown.
Spotify is also revamping their music recommendation features with a simpler Now page. By combining editorial curation with algorithms for intelligent suggestions, Spotify wants to encourage users to start listening to music in different times of the day with a simplified UI that doesn't require users to carefully browse music and assemble playback queues. Spotify has been building up their curation features over the past year, highlighting curated playlists that are presented in the app depending on when a user opens Spotify's Discover section. It appears that Now is based upon the company's existing curated picks,...
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 05:07 PM
Mark Hoppus in the cover band "Snake Plisskin and the I Thought You Were Deads"?

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:38 PM
Time And Distance have released a new single, "Live a Lie," on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:35 PM
Modern Chemistry released a new video for their song "Cling."
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:32 PM
Bullet for My Valentine have announced their new album Venom will be out August 14th via RCA. The first single "No Way Out" can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:32 PM
Yellowcard's bassist, Josh Portman, is having surgery to remove a tumor. Let's wish him a good recovery.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:29 PM
Nate Ruess hints at the possibility of a The Format reunion.
We are bound together, musically.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:23 PM
No Trigger announced at Pouzza Fest they will have a new album coming out the end of this year/start of next year.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:19 PM
Hit the replies to check out Bob Dylan performing "The Night We Called It a Day" on the penultimate episode of the Late Show with David Letterman.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:17 PM
The Mountain Goats' video for "The Legend of Chavo Guerrero" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:15 PM
Thomas Nassiff is here to convince you to listen to Bruce Springsteen. Is that the guy that sounds like Brian Fallon?
The quintessential starting point for Springsteen is your dad’s favorite album, Born to Run. In his early days, Springsteen was very much a “DIY” type of artist – he and his band would play in and around New Jersey, go on small tours and generally jam a lot. Remember, this was the ’70s, and there was no true rapid-fire success to be found. Columbia Records signed Springsteen to an album deal in the hopes that it was signing the next Bob Dylan. But while Springsteen is majorly influenced by Dylan, he has never been content to restrict his art to just himself and an...
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:13 PM
Broadside's video for "Playing In Traffic" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:08 PM
Happy birthday to Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line. He is now 31.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 01:02 PM
Hit the replies to watch a good quality video of The Swellers' final set at Groezrock.

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Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:53 PM
Jamie xx has his debut solo album In Colour out on June 1st via Young Turks, and he's shared yet another phenomenal track from the LP. "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" features Young Thug and dancehall artist Popcaan (who you might remember from his Yeezus appearance), and is definitely going to be a summer 2015 staple. Stream the song in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/20/15 - 12:49 PM
Brand New's Deja Entendu is only $7.99 on iTunes this week.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:44 PM
Kanye West's representatives have shared a statement about his overly censored Billboard Music Awards performance.
Kanye West was grossly over-censored at the Billboard Music Awards. Non-profane lyrics such as “with my leather black jeans on” were muted for over 30 second intervals. As a result, his voice and performance were seriously misrepresented. It is ridiculous that in 2015, unwarranted censorship is something that artists still have to fight against.

Although West was clearly set up to face elements beyond his control during the live broadcast, he would like to apologize to the television audience who were unable to enjoy the performance the way he envisioned.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:44 PM
Riot Fest is moving from Humboldt Park to Douglas Park.
Recently, as evidenced in the media, there were those who attempted to divide the Humboldt Park community with unfair and unjust tactics that in no way represent the overwhelming majority of the 26th Ward residents and businesses. And while Riot Fest supporters stressed that without question, Riot Fest has done nothing short of showing their unparalleled devotion to the city and the neighborhood they called home, Riot Fest partners, Michael Petryshyn and Sean McKeough made the ethical decision not to allow the festival to be used as a pawn and removed Riot Fest from the conversation regarding the ever-changing face of Humboldt Park
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:42 PM
Relient K's Five Score and Seven Years Ago is up for pre-order on vinyl.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:41 PM
Rolling Stone is reporting that Foo Fighters will be the final guest on David Letterman tonight.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:39 PM
Set it Off have removed Austin Kerr from the band after sexual assault allegations were made against him online yesterday. I recently put together some information on consent, education, and other relevant organizations -- you can find that here.
Recently we have been made aware of the statements made about our bassist, Austin Kerr. We are taking the situation seriously and have decided that the best thing for the band is to part ways with Austin. We send our deepest apologies to anyone who has ever been affected negatively by his actions. Our fans mean the absolute world to us and their safety and happiness will always be our top priority. We are so grateful for their ongoing support...
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:37 PM
The Spill Canvas will be doing a 10 year anniversary tour for One Fell Swoop. Hit the replies for all of the band's dates.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:34 PM
Brand New posted a photo on Instagram of Jesse recording "Sealed to Me" in their studio last night.
Jason Tate on 05/20/15 - 12:32 PM
Today we're introducing you all to Caleb & Carolyn, an indie-folk act out of Buffalo who will release their debut EP, Give Me Anything, on June 2. The duo, who are married, will also hit the road in support of the EP. We're premiering the first single from their EP, titled "Soil," in the replies -- where you can find tour dates as well. You might like the track if you enjoy singer / songwriter vibes, and the male / female vocal harmonies are especially pleasant.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/20/15 - 09:33 AM
Head to the replies to watch Anti-Flag's new music video for "Brandenburg Gate" featuring Tim Armstrong.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/19/15 - 12:49 PM
Spraynard have officially released their new 7" EP, the two-song Bench, which is available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp. Additionally, the Pennsylvania trio have announced Mable, a new full-length album that will drop on July 10 via Jade Tree. You can find the tracklist for the new LP below, along with the album art and some upcoming tour dates in the replies.

Tracklist:
01) Applebee's Bar
02) Buried
03) Medicine
04) Pond
05) Everywhere
06) Bench
07) Listen to Me
08) Burner
09) Out of Body
10) Home
Thomas Nassiff on 05/19/15 - 12:30 PM
Good Old War were on VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live" -- the video of the performance is now up.
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 12:15 PM
Our friends over at the SongExploder podcast have teamed up with Wired to release new episodes.
Each episode of the podcast, created and produced by Hrishikesh Hirway, features a musical guest discussing the ideas and decisions behind a single song by isolating the different pieces. Song Exploder invites the audience to change the way they listen to music by hearing a recording deconstructed to uncover hidden details in the sounds and the creative process.
Previous podcast guests include The Postal Service, Spoon, The National, Ghostface Killah, Toro y Moi and more.
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 12:12 PM
Nihilist Arby's strange video manifesto featuring Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon, Wandering Birds) has been uncovered by AV Club.

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Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:23 AM
At the Vacationer concert in Charlotte, NC on Saturday (05/16) Kenny stated that they would soon begin working on their third LP.

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Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:21 AM
Razor & Tie have signed Failure Anthem.
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:20 AM
The Verge breaks down the leaked contract Sony Music had with Spotify.
This contract — like every other contract involving a music label and a streaming service — has been secret until now. Given the myriad ways Sony Music came out as the winner, it’s worth asking who really should shoulder the blame for the lackluster streaming payments that artists like Swift have been complaining about — the labels or the streaming service?

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Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:19 AM
This year's Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) lineup has been released.
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:18 AM
Starbucks is teaming up with Spotify.
All 150,000 U.S.-based Starbucks retail employees will receive a Spotify Premium account as part of the partnership, and the music service will also plug into the Starbucks rewards program. Starbucks employees, as well as customers who have signed up for the coffee chain’s rewards program, will be able to influence in-store music programming, according to the announcement. Starbucks rewards members will also have the opportunity to earn rewards points while using Spotify.
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:15 AM
Hit the replies to stream Muse's "Mercy."
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:11 AM
Jawbreaker's upcoming documentary will likely be called Don't Break Down.
Just met with Keith Schieron about the Jawbreaker documentary. We're interviewing editors to take it from here. It will likely be called...
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:08 AM
Jim Adkins, frontman for Jimmy Eat World, will be doing three solo acoustic shows in New York and Connecticut.
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:05 AM
Brand New's Deja Entendu coming back to vinyl was enough to shoot the album up 460% on the charts.
Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:04 AM
Our Last Night will be releasing Younger Dreams on June 16th.

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Jason Tate on 05/19/15 - 11:01 AM
The Maccabees were recently in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and they performed a cover of Major Lazer's "Lean On" with the help of Radio 1's Greg James as their last minute stand-in, and enthusiastic, vocal effects member. Check out a video of the performance in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 05/19/15 - 10:40 AM
Ratatat will release their first album since 2010, entitled Magnifique, on July 17th. Cover art is in the replies, along with the previously released song "Cream on Chrome."

Track Listing
01 Intro
02 Cream on Chrome
03 Magnifique
04 Abrasive
05 Countach
06 Drift
07 Pricks of Brightness
08 Nightclub Amnesia
09 Cold Fingers
10 Supreme
11 Rome
12 Primetime
13 I Will Return
14 Outro
Blake Solomon on 05/19/15 - 10:15 AM
Dikembe will be touring with Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) for about four weeks before doing a few dates with The Appleseed Cast and Annabel. The band will be promoting its new EP, Ledge, which has two songs streaming so far. All the dates are in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/19/15 - 09:25 AM
Stream Citizen's second single from Everybody Is Going To Heaven, "Stain," in the replies (via Billboard). The album is out June 23 via Run For Cover and can be pre-ordered here.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/19/15 - 09:15 AM
Telegraf recently worked with Marc McClusky (Ludo, William Beckett) on their upcoming debut EP, Lines. We are premering a new song and video today with "Do You Wanna." The song sits somewhere between the solo work of William Beckett vocally (expectedly) and the instrumentation found in The 1975's songs, where the guitar really helps propel the chorus. The EP uses direct quotes from actual conversations, making it a very personal insight. If you're looking to learn more about the band, you can also watch a short introductory documentary in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 05/19/15 - 06:13 AM
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