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Ian Cohen of Pitchfork has interviewed Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. and Greg and Derek from The World Is... about why they can't tour with Parquet Courts and things like being on the Carson Daly show.
These kind of concerns are part of what Weiss alluded to in that tweet—that the term “emo” is bad for business. Or at least that it can limit the prospective audience. This is nothing new: As Shanholtzer says, “One of the most overlooked things is this was originally tagged as ‘post-emo indie rock.’ When the Get Up Kids and Promise Ring got popular, people were talking about emo in indie media circuits, so [those bands] were saying ‘We should call ourselves indie rock, because I don’t...
Blake Solomon on 04/29/14 - 11:30 AM
Matt Pond's new album, Skeletons and Friends, is up for download for free (courtesy of the PledgeMusic campaign funded earlier).

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Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 11:27 AM
Whoever's idea it was to do this, they get an A+ in being a great person. Paramore posted on tumblr a GIF of "Ain't It Fun" single art that parodies the art for J-Biebs' "Believe" single. Check it out in the replies. If you need a refresher, this happened yesterday.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/29/14 - 11:25 AM
Welcome to hip-hop in 2014: on the newest DJ Khaled track "They Don't Love You No More," Jay Z raps "Haters wanna ball, let me tighten up my drawstring / Wrong sport boy, you know you soft as a lacrosse team," in a possible Drake diss. This didn't go over well with Major League Lacrosse, who took the opportunity to lambast Hov, claiming that he "wouldn't last one minute on a lacrosse field," and go on to say "he is more than welcome to come to any of our games and try."
Lacrosse is often called the fastest sport on two feet. Players are on the field dodging and shooting balls at over 100 miles per hour.
With that said we don’t think Jay-Z knows what he’s talking about when he calls...
Ryan Dennehy on 04/29/14 - 11:17 AM
Our Last Night's new video for "Dark Storms" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 11:17 AM
Twenty One Pilots just put up preorders for a vinyl pressing of Vessel. A clear pressing is available to preorder now, which ships on or around May 27th, and a clear red pressing will be available at Hot Topic.

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Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 11:09 AM
I've been enjoying this Sir Sly band quite a bit. Stream their latest EP in the replies or grab it on iTunes for three bucks.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 11:05 AM
9 hours of music from Wes Anderson movies.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 11:01 AM
Fucked Up's "Led by Hand" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 10:58 AM
Coldplay's new song "Always in My Head" can be streamed over here.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 10:53 AM
Courtney Love's new song "Wedding Day" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 10:48 AM
American Football have added a third reunion show to Webster hall.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 10:46 AM
It Dies Today have premiered a demo of a new song titled "Son of Dawn, Brilliant Star" on Lambgoat. The band will be playing a handful of shows to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Caitiff Choir; dates are below.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/29/14 - 10:24 AM
Red Scare Industries will mark its 10th anniversary this year and to celebrate the label will host an all-day show at the Metro in Chicago on October 25. The Brokedowns, The Methadones, The Lillingtons and The Falcon have been confirmed with more to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.
Deborah Remus on 04/29/14 - 10:21 AM
Hit the replies to check out a new Beartooth song called "Dead."
Ryan Gardner on 04/29/14 - 10:14 AM
The Record Store Day split 7" between Circa Survive and Sunny Day Real Estate is now available for purchase on iTunes.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/29/14 - 10:12 AM
Star Wars: Episode VII, which is being directed by J.J. Abrams and will be released on December 18, 2015, has announced its cast. John Williams will return as the composer.
John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow (the villain?) will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), and Kenny Baker (R2-D2)

Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new...
Thomas Nassiff on 04/29/14 - 10:05 AM
Last summer, Light Years' released their debut album, I Won’t Hold This Against You. The song "Deadlines" reflects a sense of nostalgia and the need grow up, and the video shows just that with its '90s influences. Hit the replies to check out our premiere of the new video. If you like what you hear - or see - grab the album for $5 digitally from Paper + Plastick Records.
Ryan Gardner on 04/29/14 - 09:52 AM
Top 12 finalist from season 2 of The X Factor Jennel Garcia has announced a tour with Stay Seventeen, Fourth & Coast, and Crash The Party. Dates are below - more will be announced soon along with purchase links.
Ryan Gardner on 04/29/14 - 09:28 AM
Anti-Mortem are heading out on tour with Lacuna Coil and Machine Head on select dates. Dates are below. New Southern is out now.
Ryan Gardner on 04/29/14 - 09:22 AM
Trophy Scars' music video for "Archangel" can be viewed in the replies via Brooklyn Vegan.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/29/14 - 09:12 AM
Antemasque will release their debut, self-titled LP on July 15th. The prog supergroup has also released another new song, "Drown All Your Witches," which you can hear at bandcamp. Preorders go live tomorrow, and can be acquired here.
Blake Solomon on 04/29/14 - 09:11 AM
Get Dead will release a 7" called Bygones on June 24 through Fat Wreck Chords.
Deborah Remus on 04/29/14 - 09:11 AM
Andrew Jackson Jihad released an incredible video for new track "Temple Grandin" - which you can watch via Fuse. It's off the band's upcoming album, Christmas Island, which hits stores on May 6th via Side One Dummy Records.
Drew Beringer on 04/29/14 - 09:07 AM
Waster will release a new record called Grip of the Hand on May 13 through The Newform Label. A new song called "The Taker" is currently streaming and pre-orders are now available.
Deborah Remus on 04/29/14 - 09:05 AM
You can watch Silver Snakes' new video for "Grey Wolf Wild" in the replies. It's off the band's recently released album, Year of the Snake.
Drew Beringer on 04/29/14 - 09:04 AM
You can download Me Vs. Hero's new song "Marks Of A Slave" for free and watch the lyric video below. The track comes from their upcoming sophomore album, I’m Completely Fine.
It’s taken a long long time and pushed us more than people know, but we finally have an album that we couldn't be more proud of. We want to thank everyone who's stuck by us for all their patience and as a gift, we are giving away a track from from our second album 'I'm Completely Fine' which is due out later in the year. 'Marks of a Slave' is one of our favourites from the LP, we hope people feel the same. Enjoy and stay tuned for more!
Ryan Gardner on 04/29/14 - 09:01 AM
Masked Intruder will hit the road this June in support of M.I. with Direct Hit! and Priceduifkes. Dates in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 04/29/14 - 08:57 AM
MxPx and Allister are playing some shows together. Check out the dates in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/29/14 - 08:40 AM
Three Man Cannon has signed to Lame-O Records and will release their debut LP Pretty Many People on May 27. The album can be pre-ordered now. A new music video for "Patiently" is in the replies as well as on NOISEY with an interview.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/29/14 - 08:33 AM
Mastodon will release Once More Around the Sun on June 24th. The album is available to pre-order and you can stream first single, "High Road," in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 04/29/14 - 08:26 AM
You take that chicken soup and you shove it up your soul.
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Drew Beringer on 04/29/14 - 08:13 AM
Somos will continue supporting the delightful Temple of Plenty this June with tour dates in mainly Canada and the East Coast. They'll be accompanied on some dates by Runaway Brother and Mat Kerekes (Citizen). Check the dates in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/29/14 - 07:31 AM
Brand New and Modest Mouse will be playing a co-headlining show at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York on August 9th. More information can be found here and tickets will go on sale tomorrow.
Blake Solomon on 04/29/14 - 07:28 AM
Charlie Simpson will release his long-awaited new album, Long Road Home, on July 14th. You can preorder the album here, and see the album artwork and a 'making of' video in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 04/29/14 - 07:23 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spotify for album streams of new releases.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 01:00 AM
Weird announcement to have to make ... but, I just got word that a certain vodka company didn't like the name "ABSOLUTExclusive" and so we're going to have to change it. Seriously. I think it's hilariously stupid, but ... not my call. I spent a few seconds debating if we should just go with something like "GREYGOOSExclusives" or maybe go with a whiskey brand? Since it's obviously alcohol related. Maybe all go buy these shirts in protest? In the end I talked to staff and we decided to just call the section "exclusives." So, we'll be making those changes shortly where we can and I'll be buying my vodka from companies that don't have more money and lawyers than common sense.
Jason Tate on 04/28/14 - 10:24 PM
Congratulations to Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy on the birth of his baby girl Ruby.
Jason Tate on 04/28/14 - 10:06 PM
The Lock Me Up EP from The Cab is now up on Rdio. Stream it in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/28/14 - 09:57 PM
Kodiak Jack filled out our interview; read it here.
We were always quoting sitcoms in rehearsals and one of them was the Mighty Boosh. So there was a character called Kodiak Jack and we just thought that sounded different and was kinda catchy, so why not? Plenty of bands got their names from characters in film and TV. So it just stuck.
Zac Djamoos on 04/28/14 - 07:29 PM
Head to BBC Radio 1 to hear The 1975 discuss their story.
In this Radio 1 Story, for the first time, all four members of the band give their viewpoint on The 1975's career. From meeting at school as 13 and 14 year olds, to playing their first gigs, evolving their sound and song writing, forming their identity as The 1975, getting their first air play on Radio 1... and then adjusting to a whole load of success.
Ryan Gardner on 04/28/14 - 06:56 PM
Baths will be releasing a new EP titled Ocean Death on May 6th via Anticon. You can stream the title track in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 04/28/14 - 06:31 PM
Head to PropertyOfZack to stream Pillow Talk's new EP, Recreational Feelings. It was mastered by Will Yip and releases April 30th via Either/Or Records.
Ryan Gardner on 04/28/14 - 05:01 PM
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