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Anna Leszkiewicz, writing for New Statesmen, takes a look at the way some music critics tackled Ryan Adams' 1989:
The media’s most highbrow music critics, the same ones who barely batted an eye at Swift’s release, have rushed forward to gush over Adams’s transformation of a cheesy pop album into something more serious. In the words of American Songwriter, Adams is “bestowing indie-rock credibility” on Swift’s album, potentially even “showing her up by revealing depth and nuance in the songs” and “giving her a master class in lyrical interpretation”. The New Yorker’s review of Adams’s 1989 (it’s worth noting that the magazine did not review Taylor Swift’s album at all), is headlined...
Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 01:04 PM
Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter has teased a graphic novel telling the story of the band's first EP, Act I: The Lake South, the River North.
Garett Press on 09/25/15 - 01:01 PM
Loma Prieta record, Self Portrait, is streaming in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 12:53 PM
The Star Wars' vinyl soundtrack collection is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 12:53 PM
Andrew McMahon will be performing on Conan on September 29th.

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Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 12:51 PM
Hit the replies to hear Portugal. The Man covering Kanye West's "Amazing."

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Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 12:50 PM
Emily Kinney's new album This Is War is streaming over at EW.

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Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 12:46 PM
The three bonus tracks for Chvrches' new album are up on Spotify.
Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 12:40 PM
Strange Vacation have released their new song called "'96 Ford," which you can hear in the replies. Ghosts is due out on October 16th.
Blake Solomon on 09/25/15 - 12:37 PM
Fan Girl, the made-for-tv-movie with All Time Low is premiering Saturday night, October 3rd on ABC Family.
Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 12:25 PM
Janet Jackson's Unbreakable, her first album in seven years, is out on October 2nd, and she's shared album track "Burnitup!" featuring Missy Elliot. Check it out in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/25/15 - 10:31 AM
Pope Francis is going to release his debut album, Wake Up!, on November 27th. It will feature excerpts of hymns and speeches delivered by the Pope set to original music by Believe Digital. Check out first single "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" at Rolling Stone. I repeat: 2015 is surreal.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/25/15 - 08:57 AM
Zebrahead have released a music video for their new single "Worse Than This," taken from their upcoming album Walk the Plank. It's in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 09/25/15 - 08:52 AM
Asking Alexandria have released their newest single, "Undivided." It's in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 09/25/15 - 08:48 AM
Sam Smith has released his song for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, called "Writing's On The Wall." Check it out on Spotify and download it via iTunes. Fun fact: Sam Smith is the first British male solo artist to sing the title song since Tom Jones in 1965 in Thunderball.
Blake Solomon on 09/25/15 - 08:42 AM
Pitchfork, via The Intercept, reports that a British intelligence agency codenamed it's massive, comprehensive program of surveillance of the public's internet usage after the Radiohead song "Karma Police." 2015 is surreal.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/25/15 - 08:22 AM
Drake has given his first extended interview since a 2014 Rolling Stone piece for the Fader's 100th print issue. The excellent piece covers everything from his upcoming album Views From The 6 (which is going to be made primarily with longtime producer 40), his beef with Meek Mill and ghostwriting allegations, charges of being an opportunist and more. Check it out here.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/25/15 - 08:15 AM
Staff ReviewsLana Del Rey - Honeymoon (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on 09/25/15 - 06:47 AM
We're premiering No Tide's new music video for "Sunday Morning" in the replies. The song appears on the Nebraska pop-punk outfit's full-length debut, Death of the Sun, which is still streaming here. Recommended for fans of The Story So Far, Saves the Day and The Menzingers.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/25/15 - 06:28 AM
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Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 03:00 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Jason Tate on 09/25/15 - 01:00 AM
Marianas Trench's new album, Astoria, is available for pre-order on iTunes.

Track Listing
01) Astoria
02) Burning Up
03) Yesterday
04) One Love
05) August Burns Red
06) This Means War
07) Hospital Bells
08) Dearly Departed
09) Hollywood Renaissance
10) Shut Up and Kiss Me
11) Who Do You Love
12) Never Say Die
13) Wildfire
14) While We're Young
15) Forget Me Not
16) And Straight On Til Morning
17) End of an Era
Joe DeAndrea on 09/24/15 - 10:55 PM
For 48 hours Brand New are having a 20% sale on all "electricity is dangerous" merch. All proceeds will go to the Whitman-Walker Aids Foundation.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 04:24 PM
Less than 14 days...what could it mean, The 1975?
Kyle Huntington on 09/24/15 - 04:11 PM
SWMRS's new video for "Miley" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 02:49 PM
LP has signed with Vagrant Records.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 02:49 PM
Josh Ritter's new song "Homecoming" can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 01:28 PM
Five Iron Frenzy will be coming out with an EP before the end of the year.

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Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 01:26 PM
Tom DeLonge really didn't want to be there.
These days, besides his family, he’s responsible to his many employees, shareholders and partners. After all, when you have a $100 million budget on the line, “I’m rehearsing for our summer tour” isn’t a good excuse for missing a meeting. So, when fans ask why DeLonge bailed on the band that made him famous, he didn’t leave Blink-182 because he’s crazy, stupid or self-indulgent. He’s simply a grown up with responsibilities and ambitions that reach all the way to the stars.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 01:18 PM
Wavves' new album is streaming up on NPR.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 01:10 PM
Mondo has announced a Batman: The Animated Series vinyl boxset.
Because the company is a fan of the seminal FOX animated series' music, Mondo put together a vinyl box set featuring the full scores of its favorite Batman: The Animated Series episodes. From "On Leather Wings" to "Joker's Favor" to "The Man Who Killed Batman," purchasers can relive the episodes through the series' remastered soundtrack.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 01:04 PM
Broken Bells' new song "It's That Talk Again" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 01:02 PM
Seaway's "Airhead" can be streamed in the replies. As this post is in relation to Pure Noise Records, I'd like to direct your attention to this post where there's a lot of great information about consent education, sexual assault literature, and much more.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 12:59 PM
La Dispute will be releasing a documentary called Tiny Dots.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 12:58 PM
The Neighbourhood's new song "The Beach" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 09/24/15 - 12:51 PM
A flyer has been going around saying Turnover will be missing some dates of the now in-progress Lydia tour. The band will in fact be playing all dates, which you can see again in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 09/24/15 - 12:38 PM
According to science, Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" is the most iconic song of all time.
Blake Solomon on 09/24/15 - 12:32 PM
Silversun Pickups' new album Better Nature is streaming on Pandora.

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Blake Solomon on 09/24/15 - 12:31 PM
The new Antemasque album will feature Travis Barker on drums. He will also be joining them on a tour in the southwest.
Blake Solomon on 09/24/15 - 12:30 PM
Lana Del Rey has reportedly been answering the phone number listed on Honeymoon's album cover.

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Blake Solomon on 09/24/15 - 12:28 PM
Adele's new album will be released on November 20th. Her new deal is rumored to be worth 50 million dollars.

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Blake Solomon on 09/24/15 - 12:25 PM
The Matches have dropped a new 7" featuring two new songs. You can get the 7" here, and check out a message from the band in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 09/24/15 - 12:23 PM
Anberlin have released a twenty minute short film about their final day as a band titled Don't Try to Wake Me Up. It is available for rental or purchase on Vimeo.
Don’t Try To Wake Me Up is an exclusive look at the final day and final show of Anberlin, a band who had been together for 12 years, released 7 full-length albums, and played over 2,000 shows across 6 continents. Everyone has seen concert footage before; this film visits the band more intimately, as all 5 band members talk in a private and candid one-on-one environment about what that day was like in their most transparent and vulnerable interviews ever given.
Craig Ismaili on 09/24/15 - 11:34 AM
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