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Punchline's video for "Tell Me How You Sleep" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/20/15 - 11:32 AM
Streetlight Manifesto thinks it's ironic that Victory Records apparently hasn't seen royalties from Spotify.
Ironically, Victory Records hasn't paid us a cent in royalties in over 2 years. More info soon
Jason Tate on 10/20/15 - 11:26 AM
Last week, we got a chance to speak with the ever-amusing and ultra-talented Matt Nathanson. In our interview, Nathanson described the disjointed but ultimately satisfying nature of his brand new album, Show Me Your Fangs. We also discussed the unpredictable audience-request format of Nathanson's current tour, how some of the best records have "great topography" instead of being thematically or musically cohesive, and how elements of hip-hop and R&B have slowly crept into Nathanson's singer/songwriter-oriented music. Read the interview here.
Craig Manning on 10/20/15 - 11:10 AM
When Basement toured the UK last month with Brand New, I caught them up in Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. Check out some of my favourites below and the full album on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.
Charlie Joseph on 10/20/15 - 10:43 AM
We'll be gathering some questions for the guys in 5 Seconds of Summer to answer soon. If you've got any good ones, feel free to leave them in the replies and we'll try to get them answered.
Joe DeAndrea on 10/20/15 - 09:44 AM
You can read our interview with Josh Ramsay of Marianas Trench here.
So, I went home for half an afternoon and then I was in the studio every single day until we finished the record. And at one point, I had the impulse to change it from my studio to my apartment, because it was kind of like Ö thatís where I had felt the bleakest and worst ever. I was like, you know, Iíd like to take that same space and turn it into where I made the best thing Iíve ever done.
Joe DeAndrea on 10/20/15 - 09:06 AM
What are you wearing this winter? A jacket? A sweatshirt? Lame. Luckily, Fader has posted the hot new looks for all of us punks during the winter months.
Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 09:04 AM
Jamie Hewlett says the next Gorillaz album will be released in 2016.

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Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 09:02 AM
Amidst an ongoing royalties dispute, Spotify has removed thousands of songs from bands signed to Victory Records.
Based on an audit by a small technology company called Audiam Inc., Another Victory says that Spotify hasnít paid publishing royalties for the compositions underlying thousands of recordings that Spotify users have listened to millions of times over the past several years.
Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 09:00 AM
Sam Means (ex-The Format) has released a new song called "We're Alone." It comes from his upcoming album 10 Songs, which releases January 16th, 2016. No word yet on how many songs will be on the album.
This song may not necessarily be the obvious first choice to kick off the new album, but Iíve never been a fan of playing it safe, I suppose. Disregarding all potentially less interesting back story within the lyrics; the core of it is really just about that overwhelming sense of insignificance that consumes you the first time youíre struck with a basic understanding of how truly infinite the universe is. Doubled, when you find out how little we know about it.
Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:56 AM
DIY has a stream of the new Half Moon Run album Sun Leads Me On, which will be realesed officially on October 23nd.

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Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:53 AM
The songwriters and collaborators on Justin Bieber's new album Purpose have been released. It will feature names like Nas, Ariana Grande and Travi$ Scott
Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:50 AM
Panic! At The Disco will release a new song and video on October 22nd, as well as more details about their new album. "Welcome to my world of fun," is our only clue to its name so far.
Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:48 AM
As Tall As Lions is toying with us on Facebook.

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Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:44 AM
The Promise Ring will be playing their record Nothing Feels Good in it's entirety on New Year's Eve at the Metro in Chicago. Tickets are available here.

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Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:44 AM
Update: Whirr's other label, Graveface, have posted a statement on Facebook also severing ties with the band.

Run For Cover Records has dropped Whirr from its label over transphobic tweets regarding the singer of G.L.O.S.S..
Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:27 AM
Ryan Adams performed "Welcome To New York" on Jimmy Kimmel Live. It's in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:25 AM
Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, says that Apple Music has 6.5 million paying subscribers, and another 8.5 million on the free trial.

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Blake Solomon on 10/20/15 - 08:24 AM
"I feel invincible with my headphones on."
Staff InterviewsMatt Nathanson (Craig Manning)
Marianas Trench (Joe DeAndrea)
Staff Photos Basement at Usher Hall, Edinburgh (Charlie Joseph)
Craig Manning on 10/20/15 - 07:47 AM
Drake has dropped the video to his massively popular hit "Hotline Bling," available exclusively on Apple Music.
Ryan Dennehy on 10/20/15 - 07:34 AM
Wolf Alice just wrapped up their UK and North American tour with Drenge and Made Violent (one of the best tours of the year) and you can hit the replies to watch a celebratory, thank you video from the band of them all playing "Moaning Lisa Smile" on the last date in San Francisco.
Kyle Huntington on 10/20/15 - 04:53 AM
It looks as though PUP have already finished recording their sophomore LP.
Aaron Mook on 10/19/15 - 07:31 PM


GOD DAMN YES.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 07:20 PM
Crooks UK's new videos for "SchŲne Seele" and "May Be" are in the replies. Their new album, Are We All the Same Distance Apart, releases October 30th via Headphone Music/Equal Vision Records.
Ryan Gardner on 10/19/15 - 07:17 PM
Evan Baken, of The Movielife, has started a new website called EftMega.com. Check the replies for the full press release.
With the goal of becoming the go-to destination for all things independent, including metal, punk, emo, hardcore and more, EftMega provide a new platform for artists to sell music, retain rights, and control exposure and offers consumers a discovery system that properly connects fans to music and creates a meaningful engagement with the artist .
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 03:57 PM
Kanye West has posted two previously unreleased tracks on Soundcloud.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 03:55 PM
It looks as though Defeater has parted ways with guitarist Jay Maas.
Over the weekend it was decided to move forward as a band without the participation of Jay Maas due to personal & creative differences. All scheduled Defeater shows and tours will go on as planned and we wish Jay luck in his future endeavors. Thank you
Aaron Mook on 10/19/15 - 03:46 PM
Fall Out Boy's cover of "I Wanna Be Like You" can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 01:25 PM
The Promise Ring will be reuniting to perform their classic album Nothing Feels Good in its entirety on New Years Eve at the Metro in Chicago with a "special guest."

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Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 01:23 PM
You can now stream Julien Baker's haunting debut album, Sprained Ankle, in the replies via Stereogum. You can still leave any questions you might have for her in the replies and I'll try to incorporate them into our interview this week.
Aaron Mook on 10/19/15 - 12:28 PM
Cartel will be playing a special acoustic show in Atlanta at Eddie's Attic on December 23, 2015. Tickets go on sale this Thursday.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 12:11 PM
Panic! At The Disco will be making some sort of announcement on October 22nd.

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Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:38 AM
Crucible (We Came as Romans' side project) have released their first song, featuring Brendan from Bleeding Through.

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Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:33 AM
Bloodhound Gang's new single "Uncool As Me" featuring Joey Fatone can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:31 AM
5 Seconds Of Summer have announced 2016 North American Tour.

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Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:29 AM
Sparrow Sleeps has released an album ofYellowcard lullabies called Kiddie Pool Avenue.

Track Listing
01. Way Away
02. October Nights
03. Rough Draft
04. Shadows and Regrets
05. Only One
06. Life of A Salesman
07. Hang You Up
08. Awakening
09. Three Flights Up
10. Ocean Avenue
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:26 AM
Brian Fallon will be doing some filming of the recording of his new solo album.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:24 AM
William Bedell, writing for Motherboard, about building a botnet to rack up thousands of fraudulent plays on Spotify:
If they want to save the profitability of streaming, both independent artists and advertisers should call on music streaming services to combat streaming fraud however possible. Spotify and other services could accomplish this by taking listener authenticity seriously, and perhaps by splitting revenues more fairly.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:18 AM
Hit the replies for a video interview with Ryan Adams and Taylor Swift. It's part of this month's really interesting GQ cover story on Taylor.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:18 AM
Hit the replies to see Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches join The National on stage to perform "I Need my Girl" at Treasure Island.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:16 AM
A new trailer for La Dispute's Tiny Dots documentary can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:13 AM
Titus Andronicus' video for "No Future Part IV: No Future Triumphant" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:11 AM
You can watch Jimmy Fallon induct Justin Timberlake into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame right here.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:10 AM
Big Joanie have launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund their next release.
Big Joanie have only existed for just under two years but in that time we played to packed shows across London and earned a name for ourselves as a black feminist punk band. We would like to make more of an impact outside London across the UK and hopefully in the future in Europe and America. Hopefully through funding this 7" we will be able to tour more widely and become more accessible to young black punks who haven't be able to find out about us yet.
Charlie Joseph on 10/19/15 - 11:08 AM
Digger have announced some new shows in their home state -- dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/19/15 - 11:07 AM
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