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Rap Genius co-founder Mahbod Moghadam has been fired after posting absurd comments on the memoir of mass murderer Elliot Rodger.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 12:14 PM
Hit the replies to see Brittany Harrell of Veara giving a drum play-through of "None Of The Above."
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:51 AM
Fucked Up's new album Glass Boys can be streamed here.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:27 AM
Hit the replies to stream the new Masked Intruder album.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:26 AM
Andrew McMahon recently appeared on Train singer Pat Monahan's podcast, Patcast. Stream it in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:25 AM
There's been a bunch of submissions and outrage over Ronnie Radke making 9/11 jokes on Instagram. It's not really news to me that this guy is a piece of shit.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:22 AM
The Fall Of Troy will be playing reunion shows in both Chicago and New York. Check the replies for the full update.

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Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:20 AM
Young Funerals new EP is available for free on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:18 AM
Hit the replies to watch some videos of Brand New's set at Boston Calling.

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Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:13 AM
I just wanted to take a moment to remember all of the men and women who fought and died in the armed forces.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:10 AM
AM Taxi's new EP, King of the Pond, is now available for download on Bandcamp -- stream it in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 11:05 AM
Listen to Adventurer's new self-titled EP on Under The Gun.
Ryan Gardner on 05/26/14 - 10:38 AM
Today we've teamed up with our friends at Purevolume and Property of Zack to bring you some new Mayday Parade songs! Purevolume has "Worth a Thousand Words," POZ has "Stuck in Remission," and we've got "Hear the Sound" for you in the replies. The three songs come from the band's deluxe edition of Monsters In The Closet set to release tomorrow, and don't forget the band will be on this year's main stage of Warped Tour.
Jason Tate on 05/26/14 - 10:29 AM
The Weekend Routine only have a debut EP in the works but have already shared the stage with the likes of Forever Came Calling, Divided By Friday, and With the Punches. Today, we are streaming their new single, "Monster In Me." Hit the replies to check it out.
Ryan Gardner on 05/26/14 - 08:32 AM
SCENE Music Festival will be taking over St. Catharines, Ontario on June 28 and June 29 so to celebrate we're giving away five pairs of weekend passes. To win one pair just leave a post in the replies stating which band you're most excited to see. Winners will be notified via PM through the site on June 2. Good luck!

Update: Contest is now closed.
Deborah Remus on 05/26/14 - 08:12 AM
Kelly Doherty on 05/26/14 - 06:25 AM
After leaking, Run For Cover Records have put Tigers Jaw new album Charmer on Bandcamp for $5.
Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 08:36 PM
Saturday Night Online interviewed Hayley Williams of Paramore -- you can check out the audio interview here.

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Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 08:18 PM
Sleep For Sleepers will be releasing their new album Discovery on July 17th. Stream the new song, "Stay Young," in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 08:16 PM
Hit the replies to see Strike Anywhere singer Thomas Barnett, John Crerar (Stop Breathing), Forrest Lorenzana (Out of Trust/Clenched Fist) and Matt Kash (Missing 23rd/Pullmen) cover Dag Nasty‘s "Simple Minds."
Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 08:10 PM
TMZ is reporting that Dexter Holland of The Offspring is being sued for over $700k.
Cessna's finance corp says the rocker is $782,422.16 in the hole to them ... according to a lawsuit filed this week, and obtained by TMZ. Holland's fly guy issues date back to 2007 when ... according to the docs ... he financed a plane, but eventually had trouble making the payments. Cessna claims it struck a deal with Holland: He sold the aircraft privately, gave those funds to Cessna ... and they gave him until 2017 to pay off the remaining balance. He also had to put up 2 other planes he owns as collateral.
Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 08:04 PM
Hit the replies to watch Derek Scancarelli chat with Saosin (and Anthony Green) about reuniting, Translating The Name, Cove Reber and future plans.

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Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 08:02 PM
Hit the replies to view a deleted scene from Broadway Idiot, the American Idiot Musical documentary. The video is of a clip right before the show's encore where Billie Joe plays a song he wrote to for the cast titled "Goodnight New York."

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Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 08:00 PM
Lana Del Rey's new single "Shades of Cool" has hit Tumblr.

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Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 07:56 PM
Artifex Pereo's new album can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 07:54 PM
Burial's "Rival Dealer" was used to soundtrack a short film titled Dealer. Though not an official visual for the track, Burial and his label both gave the project their blessing. Check out the chronicle of a drug dealers night in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/25/14 - 05:00 PM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Alex DiVincenzoCavaverman is a fun, Misfits-esque horror punk band out of Italy.
Jason Tate on 05/25/14 - 01:00 AM
Max Bemis of Say Anything has posted a song shop update.
Okay! So here i am with another important Song Shop update. If i can ask you not to skim this email, and that would be a awesome. A lot of people have been letting me know they’ve been getting their songs and that they’re very moved by them. I cannot affirm enough how freakin’ awesome that is, so thank you and please do so when you get your song. It always makes my day/night. Others have been expressing how excited they are to get their song; thank you so so so much for your patience so far. It is invaluable and essential to Song Shop being a thing.

More importantly, I wanted to address something and am slightly nervous to do...
Jason Tate on 05/24/14 - 09:11 PM
Win Butler of Arcade Fire and David Wilson (the director of "We Exist"), have discussed Against Me! frontwomen Laura Jane Grace's recent criticism of the video in an interview with The Advocate.
“Once something gets on the Internet, it works its way into people’s lives in a way that I think is pretty powerful. For a gay kid in Jamaica to see the actor who played Spider-Man in that role is pretty damn powerful, in my opinion. … There was just so much thought and love that went into the video I don’t personally see it as negative.”

Laura has also written some thoughts on Twitter to the article:
this article is hella problematic. To start with there's the fact that Win says "he" and...
Jason Tate on 05/24/14 - 09:02 PM
Update: The whole song can be streamed via soundcloud.

Update #2: Guess no one's actually heard the whole song yet.

A portion of a new song by Kanye West appears in an Adidas ad. According to one of the songs producers, Hudson Mohawke, it's titled "God Level." Watch the ad in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/24/14 - 07:11 AM
Hit the replies to check out Not Tonight Josephine's new tour dates and acoustic video for "Don’t Let Go."
Ryan Gardner on 05/23/14 - 11:30 PM
The Orphan, the Poet, Artifex Pereo, Icarus The Owl, and Envoi will be headed out on tour this July. Dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 05/23/14 - 11:26 PM
Go Deep had their van stolen in Chicago.
Most of the gear, including the van, I bought from sleeping on my floor for 6 months while renting my room on airbnb and working full time at a Japanese restaurant. Danny incurred about 10k in debt buying recording equipment to finish the Mason Avery (His other project) record over the past 6 years that is now lost, as the four copies of mixes are on harddrives/computers/laptops in the van. Luckily, the Go Deep record is backed up in LA. We are feeling generally sick after pushing so hard to make music happen in our lives. If you want to help out, hit us on the paypal. Everything helps, and it will go directly to getting us back to being...
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:37 PM
Epitaph Records is having a vinyl sale for Memorial Day.
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:32 PM
Cartel is playing a string of acoustic shows in Austrailia.

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Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:29 PM
Saosin have announced a Chain Reaction show ... tickets only available in person.
So here's the deal. We're adding a chain reaction show on June 5th. But tickets are only going to be available for purchase in-person (no online) and at various, yet to be announced locations. (Not at the chain box office!) There will be a two ticket max per person and you'll need to present ID at point of purchase and at the door. Ya I know it totally sucks, we get it. But !!! We really wanted to make this smaller venue special for those who actually want to share it with us, And not for the scalpers who want to go live on StubHub . No one should be paying the prices some of these dickheads are selling...
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:27 PM
Manchester Orchestra announced that their fall UK tour will feature Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, along with Bad Books. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:24 PM
Former Paramore member Josh Farro has posted an update on what's going on with Novel American.
I want to fill you in on what's going on with me musically. Before I do that, I want to thank each and every one of you for your unending support and encouragement over the years. You inspire me to push through and create the music I was born to create. So thank you for that. As you may know after Zac and I left the band we started the project "Novel American". We had a great time meeting new musicians and collaborating with them. Throughout that process we could not find a lead singer. We met some incredibly talented guys, but unfortunately none of them worked out. This was a very difficult...
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:21 PM
Check out a video interview with Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace for MSNBC.
“I think that coming out has made me a lot better of a person. It’s made me less of a stressed out person because I don’t have to compartmentalize my life. And just realizing in a lot of ways that you shouldn’t underestimate people and that people will be there to support you and really can surprise you in life,” she said.
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:20 PM
Hit up VH1 if you're interested in a video commentary from Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump about Fall Out Boy's Young Blood Chronicles.
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:16 PM
The WorldWide Independent Network, an organization that represents independent record labels around the world, has released a statement in regard to negotiations with YouTube about their upcoming music streaming service. The most troubling is the threat of pulling their videos from YouTube if the terms are not agreed to.
At a time when independent music companies are increasing their global market share WIN has raised major concerns about YouTube’s recent policy of approaching independent labels directly with a template contract and an explicit threat that their content will be blocked on the platform if it is not signed.

According to WIN members, the contracts currently on offer to...
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:12 PM
Matt Pryor will be playing a few Californian shows this July with Chad Gilbert’s side-project What’s Eating Gilbert. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:08 PM
Hot Topic's pressing of Blink-182's Buddha is now up for order.
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:02 PM
Within this Spotify playlist is the next Fat Wreck Chords signing ... any guesses?
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 03:01 PM
Amber Pacific's new album will be titled The Turn.
Jason Tate on 05/23/14 - 02:59 PM
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