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Update: The band has responded to this news. Read their statement in the replies.

A Hostage Calm fan named Alex was assaulted at a bar in North Carolina yesterday by another patron. The conflict centered around Alex's "I Support Same-Sex Marriage" T-shirt that has been the subject of other drama as well. We have a statement from Alex, which you can read an excerpt from below and fully in the replies, and we've also reached out to the band for a statement. We'll update this post when we hear something back.
I spoke up, because who you love has nothing to do with your religion or your political views. The guy was not happy. I went to smoke another cigarette and told the guy to leave...
Thomas Nassiff on 06/27/13 - 10:05 AM
Today we're streaming Late In The Playoffs' new album Alive And On Your Own. The Windy City natives have been hard at work to create their best record to date and you'll hear vast improvements over their earlier work. This record is for fans that grew up on The Get Up Kids but have adopted the sound to a more modern pop-rock sound. Listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 06/27/13 - 09:42 AM
Check out The Material's music video for "Life Vest" on MTV Buzzworthy.
Jack Appleby on 06/27/13 - 09:37 AM
AFI have signed with Republic Records and are gearing up for the fall 2013 release of their ninth full-length studio album.
The Cali-based band recorded with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters) at East West Studios in Los Angeles. The record was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers). "We are thrilled to be joining the Republic family for the release of our ninth record,” says lead singer Davey Havok. “We've spent over two years realizing this album and could not be more excited to share it with all."
Jason Tate on 06/27/13 - 09:24 AM
All the way from Brazil, Lisabi are all set to release their upcoming EP, Acts, on July 2nd via Sinking Ship Records. In preparation for the release, we are excited to premiere a new song from the EP called "Hostage, Pt. 2." You can hear it in the replies or on their AP.net Profile. Fans of The Mars Volta and Tera Melos should enjoy this one, as they seem like prime influences.

Track Listing
1) Senseless Acts of Violence
2) Hostage pt. I
3) Hostage pt. II
4) Arma de Tchekov
5) Mydriasis
Ryan Gardner on 06/27/13 - 08:47 AM
Due to "insurmountable personal circumstances" Brand New have had to cancel all European dates in August.
Jason Tate on 06/27/13 - 08:44 AM
Hardcore punk group Cunter released 27 this past Tuesday through New Damage Records and we caught up with vocalist Erik Hughes for an interview. We discuss the new release in detail, but we also talk about the future of his other band, which happens to be Moneen. Check it out here.
We just have a lot of fun with it, it’s like an opposite band because with Moneen we really analyzed every part of the music and picked it apart, tried different ways. With Cunter we just let it rip. All intensity, all the time, that’s our motto.
Deborah Remus on 06/27/13 - 08:27 AM
Podcasting network giant Earwolf has a star-studded lineup for us today. Not only are Jeff Garlin and Aziz Ansari having what's surely a great chat, but Brian Posehn, Maria Bamford, Jon Daly and Scott Mosier are all making appearances on there today as well. Get on over there and enjoy!
Cody Nelson on 06/27/13 - 07:54 AM
With festival season well and truly in full swing across the globe now, undoubtedly one of the biggest on the planet kicks off its music across many stages this weekend. Glastonbury Festival in the UK is a long-standing and world famous event which just grows and grows every year and after taking a break in 2012, it's back with a line up full of acts that should not be missed. Head to the replies to see lists and previews of some acts both new and and more seasoned which should be checked out, including the likes of The Rolling Stones, Tom Odell, King Krule, The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys.
Kyle Huntington on 06/27/13 - 07:46 AM
In a new interview, Rick Rubin stated that Kanye West recorded enough music for another full album while working on Yeezus. This should all be taken with a grain of salt considering how much material Kanye records for each album that never sees the light of day.
Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album. But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, “Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.” That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, “That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!”
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/27/13 - 07:42 AM
Download a live Radiohead concert from 1995 here.
Christian Wagner on 06/27/13 - 07:38 AM
Tides Of Man have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their third LP (and first instrumental release), Young And Courageous. You can support the project here, - watch their video explaining their goals and hear their new song, "Young And Courageous," in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 06/27/13 - 07:26 AM
We've got another fantastic Quiet Country Audio Session, this week featuring New Jersey's Candy Hearts. The band rips through two fan favorites, "Bad Idea" and "Miles and Interstates." Watch the videos in the replies and you can buy the audio recordings here.
Christian Wagner on 06/27/13 - 06:29 AM
Arctic Monkeys have announced a UK tour for this autumn. Check out the dates in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/27/13 - 06:14 AM
Dance round the room to accordion keys with the needle that sings in your heart, catching signals that sound in the dark.
ReviewsThe World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To DieWhenever, If Ever (Drew Beringer)
Gillian Carter - Lost Ships Sinking With The Sunset (Kelly Doherty)
Beijing - Night (Craig Manning)
Staff FeaturesFestival Preview: Glastonbury (Kyle Huntington)
InterviewCunter (Deborah Remus)
Kelly Doherty on 06/27/13 - 05:22 AM
Avenged Sevenfold will release their new album, Hail To The King, on August 27th via Warner Bros. Records. You can check out what appears to be the album artwork in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 08:16 PM
You can stream a new Vic Mensa track called "Hollywood LA" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 08:02 PM
Mayday Parade have finished recording their new album. It's set to be released this fall via Fearless Records.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 07:54 PM
Count To Four is going on tour. Dates are in the replies. Listen to their new song "Bottles And Books" in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 06/26/13 - 06:42 PM
Watch Meg Myers performing "Heart Heart Head" live on AXS Live in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/26/13 - 06:36 PM
You can stream Pretty Lights' new album, A Color Map of the Sun, here. The album will be officially released next Tuesday for free.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 05:40 PM
You can stream a new American Opera song called "Shorelines" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 05:34 PM
Zedd has announced a new tour starting at the end of August. You can find the dates in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 05:31 PM
The Cinema have finished tracking their upcoming record.
Ryan Gardner on 06/26/13 - 04:55 PM
Check out a new Radkey video for "Out Here In My Head" in the replies.
Dre Okorley on 06/26/13 - 04:11 PM
Hit the replies to check out Jimmy Eat World covering Rihanna's "Only Girl (in the World)."
Jason Tate on 06/26/13 - 04:05 PM
Read my review of the Boston, MA stop of Say Anything's "Rarities and More Tour" with Eisley, HRVRD and I the Mighty here. It features footage of Max Bemis playing "A Boston Peace" live for the first time ever.
The intimate setting also afforded mastermind Max Bemis with the opportunity to get closer to the crowd. He said that, since they had the next day off, the band could go extra wild that night. And wild they went, for 75 intense minutes. Bemis deserves recognition for embracing the old material. He easily could have cashed his check for the rarities compilation without ever playing the songs; instead, fans are being treated to an entire tour dedicated to them. Bemis...
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/26/13 - 04:04 PM
You can watch Mayer Hawthorne's new music video for "Her Favorite Song" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 03:46 PM
Westboro Baptist is going to picket Attila on July 23rd's Warped Tour stop in Kansas, per request from their frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak. You can't make this stuff up.

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Ryan Gardner on 06/26/13 - 03:18 PM
It looks like Machine Gun Kelly and Kellin Quinn recently covered/remixed Rise Against's "Swing Life Away." Hear it in the replies.

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Ryan Gardner on 06/26/13 - 03:13 PM
Hit The Lights will be heading to Australia in September with Heroes For Hire and State Champs. You can find the tour admat in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 01:43 PM
You can stream a new song from Late In The Playoffs over at PropertyOfZack. We'll be streaming the band's upcoming album, Alive And On Your Own, in full tomorrow.
Drew Beringer on 06/26/13 - 12:57 PM
You can watch Stars new video for "Hold On When You Get Love" over at Huffington Post.
Drew Beringer on 06/26/13 - 12:53 PM
Stand-up Kumail Nanjiani (The Indoor Kids Podcast, Franklin & Bash, Portlandia) will be making his hour and album debut later next month with the release Beta Male. A great special chronicling everything from his roots in Pakistan to pizza delivery cats, it will premiere on Comedy Central Saturday, July 20th at 12/11c will the extended and uncensored version hitting retailers the following Tuesday, July 23rd.
Cody Nelson on 06/26/13 - 12:15 PM
Lights & Motion will be releasing a six-song EP in September.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/13 - 12:14 PM
The Starting Line will be playing a holiday show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ on December 29th. Pre-sale tickets are available here with the password TSLNJ.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/26/13 - 11:58 AM
On August 6th, Prosthetic Records will release Last Chance To Reason's new album, Level 3. Today, we're premiering a new song from the album titled "Rebirth." You can check it out in the replies and you can pre-order the album here.
Drew Beringer on 06/26/13 - 11:56 AM
Head to the replies to watch an acoustic session with Nick Diener of The Swellers. He plays a new song and "Running Out Of Places To Go."
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/26/13 - 10:42 AM
Today we're premiering the title track from Relient K's upcoming album, Collapsible Lung. It's my favorite track off the album, as it carries that emotional resonance we've come to expect in Relient K's music. You can stream it in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. The new album is in stores next Tuesday, July 2nd, and you can pre-order it here.
Drew Beringer on 06/26/13 - 10:07 AM
Squid The Whale have parted ways with vocalist Bradley Walden.
We have decided to part ways with Bradley Walden. This is not a total disbandment. There needed to be a change within the group and letting him go is more than a positive one. We apologize to any of our fans who showed their love and support with the previous line up. The last thing we wanted to do was let our fans down. It’s just a change that needed to happen. We wish Bradley the best in all future endeavors.
Jack Appleby on 06/26/13 - 09:04 AM
The Dismemberment Plan will release their new album, Uncanney Valley, on October 15th via Partisan Records. Additionally, the group will be performing at Riot Fest this year.

Track Listing
01) No One's Saying Nothing
02) Waiting
03) Invisible
04) White Collar White Trash
05) Living in Song
06) Lookin'
07) Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer
08) Mexico City Christmas
09) Go and Get It
10) Let's Just Go to the Dogs Tonight
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/26/13 - 08:18 AM
Hunter Hunted is playing a free show at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA on July 12th with Harriet (ex-Dawes).
Christian Wagner on 06/26/13 - 08:01 AM
Echosmith has been added to the rest of this summer's Warped Tour.
Christian Wagner on 06/26/13 - 07:56 AM
The Stellar Life is recording a new album with Rob Freeman. Watch a studio video in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 06/26/13 - 07:52 AM
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