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In honor of their late singer Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie, the members of Gwar have created The Dave Brockie Foundation, a charity to promote the advancement of the arts. The video announcement can be seen in the replies.
The Dave Brockie Foundation is a charity fund with the mission of promoting the advancement of music, images, letters and performances in the arts. It will endeavor to encourage promising talents, as well as preserving the legacy of Dave's body of works. It intends to be a support system to those who have dedicated their lives in pursuit of creativity. The Dave Brockie Foundation will be a resource for artists in the fields of music, film, literature and all...
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/10/14 - 01:37 PM
You can watch Unconditional Arms' music video for "As the Fog Lifts" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/10/14 - 01:11 PM
Misfits have teamed up with horror apparel company Fright-Rags for a pair of designs inspired by classic Misfits songs and horror movie posters. They are available on limited edition shirts and screen printed posters.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/10/14 - 01:09 PM
Former Alexisonfire vocalist George Pettit has announced a new band: Dead Tired.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 12:41 PM
Oh hey another signing - The Color Morale have teamed up with Fearless Records and will release its new album, Hold On Pain Ends, later this year.
Drew Beringer on 04/10/14 - 12:22 PM
Craig Finn and Tad Kubler of The Hold Steady sat down with Vulture to discuss their favorite Hold Steady songs.
Drew Beringer on 04/10/14 - 12:04 PM
Apparently it's national signing day: Sundials have signed to Topshelf Records.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:43 AM
Field Mouse have signed to Topshelf Records and will release a new album, Hold Still Life, on July 22nd.

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Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:37 AM
Tom May of The Menzingers talked with Blare Magazine about the band's upcoming album, Rented World.
If there was something we were actually worried about, it would be that the punk community tends to shun what comes next for a band after they release a successful album. If a relatively unknown band releases a good album people like to jump on that because they like to feel like they’re a part of something and then they’re immediately on their guard for the next release.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:31 AM
Check the replies to see Chris Farren of Fake Problems perform "Grand Finale" and "Eagle Eyes" for Space Jam Sessions.

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Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:14 AM
The Homeless Gospel Choir has signed with A-F Records.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:11 AM
Larry Rohter, writing for The New York Times, breaks down the process behind getting into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:
After a dozen or so nominees are chosen, their names are submitted to a larger group of more than 600 voters, who include previous Hall of Fame inductees and a mix of music industry figures and critics. Voters receive an advocacy sheet for each nominee, are supplied a link that allows them to listen to tracks that are meant to exemplify the candidate’s work, and then they cast their ballots, with the top five or six vote getters emerging as honorees.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 11:04 AM
Linkin Park will release The Hunting Party on June 17th. Artwork can be found in the replies, and an interview with Mike Shinoda can be read on Vice.
There’s so much music out there; there’s so much stuff that sounds like Haim or CHVRCHES or Vampire Weekend that I’m full. The thing I’m hungry for is not that. I turn on the rock station in L.A. and it sounds like Disney commercial music. And I’m confused by that. The dude from Foster the People was literally a jingle writer. No disrespect, but for me to make that stuff was kind of out of the question.

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Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:57 AM
The first episode of Showtime's upcoming Years of Living Dangerously, a 9-part documentary series on climate change, can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:54 AM
Strung Out have posted have the remixed, remastered versions of the "Rotten Apple," "Ultimate Devotion," and "Away." Check it out in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:53 AM
The National's Matt Berninger was a guest on The Pete Holmes Show recently -- check the replies to see them write a song about a Yeti.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:48 AM
Check the replies to see Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic's interview with Jimmy Fallon.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:43 AM
Check the replies to see Real Estate's performance on David Letterman.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:40 AM
Mogwai will reissue Come on Die Young on June 16th. The reissue includes over an hour of newly added material (demos, early recordings, unreleased tracks, rarities, the 2001 Travels in Constants Vol. 12 EP, and more).
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:38 AM
Neon Trees performance of "Sleeping with a Friend" on Jimmy Kimmel can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:32 AM
The Stolen new video for "Getting New at Growing Old" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:30 AM
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have been added to the Coachella lineup as surprise guests for this year's festival. The band will play the Mojave Tent this Saturday, April 12th at 5:05 pm.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:25 AM
The Word Alive will release their new album, Real, on June 10th.

Track Listing
1. Play The Victim
2. Never Forget
3. Broken Circuit
4. Light House
5. The Fortune Teller
6. Glass Castle
7. 94th St.
8. Your Mirage
9. Terminal
10. The Runaway
11. To Struggle And Claw My Way
12. Collapsing
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:24 AM
Foxing have signed with Triple Crown Records. The band will be releasing a remixed and remastered version of The Albatross on May 27th.
Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:21 AM
Hail The Sun have signed to Blue Swan Records and released their new single, "Hanging Revelation." You can stream the new song in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:20 AM
Another Antemasque song has can be heard on Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:18 AM
Paramore will perform on Late Night with Seth Meyers on April 23rd.

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Jason Tate on 04/10/14 - 10:15 AM
Today, we are giving away a Band Of Skulls package that includes a copy of Himalayan, signed litho, and band t-shirt. To win, be the first person to correctly answer: Where in the UK is the band from?

Update: We have a winner - Thanks for playing!
Ryan Gardner on 04/10/14 - 09:45 AM
Read our write up of the Austin 4/5 stop of Lydia's "Illuminate" tour with HRVRD and Golden Sun.
Just over five years old now, it’s no wonder Illuminate holds such a legacy behind it to so many people. As Lydia encored with three Devil cuts – “Devil,” “Knee Deep,” and “The Exit” – and Paint It Golden’s “Best Nights.” I realized how well the band can do both sides – the dark, atmospheric songs of Illuminate as well as the upbeat, spring soundtrack that is Devil. I find myself enjoying each of their records for a different reason, but Illuminate is the one that will always hold the most meaning to me. It holds more meaning to me than maybe any other record, and this night confirmed...
Ryan Gardner on 04/10/14 - 09:38 AM
Stephen Colbert has been announced as the successor to David Letterman, after Letterman announced he would be retiring from his post as host of The Late Show. Colbert will take over sometime in 2015. No word on whether all of the T's will be silent this time around.
Blake Solomon on 04/10/14 - 09:34 AM
Evian Christ recently spoke to self-titled magazine for a cover story. In it, the producer talks a little bit about working on the new Kanye West album.
“I’ve got to get home and write an Otis Redding–style beat for him,” explains Leary. “He e-mailed last night. He wants something that sounds a bit like Otis Redding, a bit like Mobb Deep.”
Jake Jenkins on 04/10/14 - 09:10 AM
All the way from Pittsburgh, Instead Of Sleeping have shared the stage with everyone from fun. to The Dear Hunter to The Fall of Troy. Today, we are excited to premiere a new song called "Insatiable." Check out out in the replies. Young Lungs releases May 28th and was produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Bad Religion, letlive).
Ryan Gardner on 04/10/14 - 08:48 AM
Blacklist Royals will release Die Young With Me on June 10 via Krian Music Group/UMG. The album was produced by Ted Hutt (Chuck Ragan, Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem) and you can stream the first single, "Hearts on Fire," in the replies via Noisey.

Track Listing
1. Righteous Child
2. Missing Something
3. The Open Door
4. Out In The Dark
5. Twenty Six And Gone
6. The Common Things
7. Skeleton Crew
8. Die Young With Me
9. Hearts On Fire
10. Last Days Of The Suicide Kid
11. Take It / Leave It
Thomas Nassiff on 04/10/14 - 08:34 AM
Modern Baseball stopped by WXPN in Philly to record some live songs from their new album You're Gonna Miss It All. Check out a video for "Your Graduation" in the replies, and hear five more songs here.
Blake Solomon on 04/10/14 - 07:48 AM
You can stream/download Blacklist's new EP, Requiem.
Ryan Gardner on 04/10/14 - 05:49 AM
And now the one you once loved is leaving.
Album ReviewsThe Boxer Rebellion - Promises (Anthony Sorendino)
Bobby Bare Jr. - Undefeated (Gregory Robson)
Fairweather - Fairweather (Zac Djamoos)
Direct Divide - Bridges (Craig Manning)
The Colourist - The Colourist (Gregory Robson)
YG - My Krazy Life (Jake Jenkins)
Show ReviewsLydia's "Illuminate" Tour w/ HRVRD and Golden Sun - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Staff InterviewBanner Pilot (Deborah Remus)
Ryan Gardner on 04/10/14 - 05:46 AM
We've certainly had an impressive first quarter of 2014 with new releases. Who's your front runner so far for Album of the Year? What albums have you connected with from January, February, or March of this year? Have there been releases that have flown under the radar that you want to share? Head to the replies for a discussion about everything you've loved about 2014 so far and make sure you return tomorrow for a special treat!

Edit: Head over to our special edition of the AbsolutePlaylist featuring some of our favorites from the past quarter.
Anthony Sorendino on 04/10/14 - 05:37 AM
Periphery frontman Spencer Sotelo made a post to clarify his position as the singer of From First to Last.
There has been a lot of speculation regarding the recent announcement of my involvement with From First To Last. I would like to make it clear that I wanted to join them in creating an EP for fun. I met the guys at Taylor Larson’s studio while recording personal music around the same time the band was in the studio. We got along really well and decided it would be fun to work on something together, which lead to me doing vocals on their EP. I’m really honored to work with From First To Last and be a part of this EP as something I’m doing on the side while Periphery is writing....
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/09/14 - 07:00 PM
The Ready Set's new song "Higher" can be found on Idolator.
Jason Tate on 04/09/14 - 04:05 PM
Maura Johnston (disclaimer: she's a friend) writes a really interesting piece for Vice on the current state of music writing and poptimism.
"Poptimism"—which has long been in place in the ideological arsenals of music critics, from Robert Christgau on down—is not about blindly accepting every piece of radio-ready music that comes down the pike and hailing it as the next important thing. Instead, it's about throwing out the artificial distinctions that elevate Serious Mass-Appeal Music (usually made by men, and with guitars) over Frothy Bubbly Stuff (which often appeals to women as much as, if not more than, it does men). This is not to say that it tosses out complexity in favor of...
Jason Tate on 04/09/14 - 03:30 PM
Billboard has unveiled their finalists for this year's Billboard Music Awards. Fall Out Boy picked up nominations for "Top Rock Artist" and "Top Rock Album."
Jason Tate on 04/09/14 - 03:25 PM
Reel Big Fish will be going out on tour this June. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/09/14 - 03:21 PM
Today we've got two random interviews for you, from Swedish metalcore group Surviving the Charade and Iowan electronic duo Koffins, which can be found here and here, respectively.
Zac Djamoos on 04/09/14 - 03:16 PM
Broken Ankles, the collaborative EP between Girl Talk and Freeway, can now be downloaded for free via DatPiff.
Jake Jenkins on 04/09/14 - 01:51 PM
Unearth are celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Oncoming Storm with a tour on which they will perform the album in its entirety. Texas In July, Cruel Hand and Armed for Apocalypse provide support. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/09/14 - 01:33 PM
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