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Mark Joseph Stern, writing for Slate, looks at the psychology and neuroscience for why nostalgia plays such a large role in our musical preferences.
To understand why we grow attached to certain songs, it helps to start with the brain’s relationship with music in general. When we first hear a song, it stimulates our auditory cortex and we convert the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies into a coherent whole. From there, our reaction to music depends on how we interact with it. Sing along to a song in your head, and you’ll activate your premotor cortex, which helps plan and coordinate movements. Dance along, and your neurons will synchronize with the beat of the music. Pay close attention...
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 05:33 PM
It looks like The Devil Wears Prada are recording.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 04:16 PM
Ghost Parade have released a video for "Reach."

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 04:13 PM
Tim "Rawbiz" Williams, the bassist for Suicidal Tendencies, has passed away.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 04:12 PM
Blink-182 have posted up a pre-sale for a special logo flag.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 04:11 PM
Stream a new track from The Moms called “Business is Booming” at New Noise Magazine. The band has also announced tour dates with Everything Ever - dates are below. Buy American releases September 23rd via Paper + Plastick Records.
Ryan Gardner on 08/27/14 - 03:21 PM
Watch Manic Pixi's new video for "Kiss Me" in the replies via Curve Magazine. Sugar Bomb! releases September 16th.
Ryan Gardner on 08/27/14 - 03:18 PM
Watch Charming Liars' new lyric video for "Fingers Crossed" in the replies. We Won't Give Up is out now.
Ryan Gardner on 08/27/14 - 03:15 PM
Modern Baseball's new music video for "Pothole" can be viewed in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/14 - 01:42 PM
Paper + Plastick released a free summer compilation.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/14 - 01:41 PM
Plug In Stereo's self-titled album, coming on next Tuesday, will be Trevor Dahl's last release under the monicker before moving on to a new solo project.
This album explores just about everything in my life that has happened since I started Plug In Stereo. I wrote "Better Off Alone" when leaving high school, I wrote "Give It Up" when my girlfriend and I broke up, I wrote "Hey There Little Bird" when I felt like giving up, etc, So the album is really going to let people know more about my personal life. I've been working on this collection of songs for a long long time. Some songs were written this year, some of them are 4 years old. I just wanted this album to be full of the best/most...
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/14 - 01:38 PM
Billboard has reported that there is a lot in the works for The Ramones.
"The 40th anniversary of the Ramones is coming up in 2016, that's when the first album came out. So we have a lot of projects leading up to that. We're looking at a documentary on the Ramones, we just secured a ton of footage, much of which has never been seen before," he says. "It came from the Ramones on the road over the years in the Seventies and a little bit in the Eighties, from a gentleman who had shot them, his name is George Seminara." The documentary is just one of several projects in the works. Among the others are a theatrical play, a book and a film, which already has Oscar-winning director Martin...
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 01:27 PM
Manchester Orchestra sat down with Purevolume to count down the five worst movies of the year.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 01:21 PM
Red City Radio have announced some new tour dates with Direct Hit!. Details in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/14 - 01:20 PM
Unearth will release their sixth album, Watchers of Rule, on October 28th via eOne Music. They've also announced the "Hell or High Wattage" tour with Darkest Hour; dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/14 - 01:18 PM
Since I've apparently made it nu metal week here on AP.net, you can watch Dope's new music video in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/27/14 - 01:12 PM
Knuckle Puck's new song "Oak Street" is streaming in the replies. It comes from a two song 'flexi' 7" that will be released on Thomas and Zack's Bad Timing Records.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 11:39 AM
NME is reporting that Brandon Flowers is recording a new solo album with Ariel Rechtshaid for release next year.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 11:34 AM
Someone uploaded scans of Kerrang's latest article and interview with Blink-182.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:53 AM
It looks like Turnover will be recording something with Will Yip this fall.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:50 AM
I Fight Dragons have pushed back the release date of their new album,Near Future, to December 16th.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:47 AM
The Dillinger Escape Plan's new song "Rage" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:44 AM
Happy 30th birthday to Craig Owens.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:43 AM
Magician Christopher James is back with his second video of magic at Warped Tour. Hit the replies to watch.

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Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:41 AM
The Posture's new video for "Rockefeller" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:38 AM
Grimes video for "Go" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:36 AM
Against Me! has had to cancel their upcoming European dates (but not their UK ones).
Due to unforeseen logistical circumstances, we need to reschedule all of the mainland Europe dates of our November tour (11/20-12/10). However we will still be keeping all UK dates[...] Stay tuned for more info as we work to reschedule the cancelled shows in the best way possible. We promise it will be worth the wait
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:32 AM
Hit the replies to see Alex from All Time Low join You Me at Six on stage to perform "Fresh Start Fever."
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:28 AM
Interpol's new album El Pintor can be streamed over at NPR.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:26 AM
Kate Bush played her first show in 35 years the other night. Stereogum has a great rundown of what went down. Looks like some photos and videos even emerged despite Kate's plea for no cameras. A video of "Among Angels" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:24 AM
During Paramore's performance at Leeds, the band brought out Hayley's younger sister Erica to perform "Ain't it Fun" -- video is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/27/14 - 10:18 AM
Grey Gordon will release his debut full-length album, Forget I Brought It Up, on September 2nd via No Sleep Records and today we are premiering the album in its entirety. Check it out in the replies and then make sure you pre-order it.
Drew Beringer on 08/27/14 - 08:11 AM
Head over to Earmilk to stream a new single from Arms and Sleepers titled "Swim Team." The duo will be releasing their new album, Swim Team, on October 28th via Fake Chapter Records.
Jake Jenkins on 08/27/14 - 07:38 AM
Happy birthday to Kevin Jordan of This Wild Life.
Jake Denning on 08/27/14 - 12:15 AM
Watch The 1975 performing "Settle Down" at Reading & Leeds 2014 in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 08/26/14 - 08:18 PM
James Vincent McMorrow's new song "When I Leave" can be heard in the replies.
I've been recording when I can over the summer, on the floors of festival dressing rooms, in hotels, I've been waiting for everyone to fall asleep so I can track vocals in the back lounge of the bus. Making Post Tropical definitely lit a fire. There's no plan for any of it, I have an album in the world and it is rightfully taking up a lot of my energy, but I've plenty energy to go around, I'd like to start putting out some ideas while the ink is still wet, I want people to hear them, to know what they are when we play them live during the autumn Euro and US tours.
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 03:39 PM
Cruisr have signed to Vagrant Records and their new EP will be out September 23rd. Hit the replies to hear a new song.

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Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 02:31 PM
The Classic Crime and side project, Vocal Few, have partnered with BC Music (a division of BadChristian). Press release in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 02:27 PM
An acoustic video of Panic! at the Disco performing "Girls/Girls/Boys" can be found over at People.
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 01:27 PM
Hit the replies to listen to Say Lou Lou's cover of "Instant Crush" by Daft Punk.
Jake Jenkins on 08/26/14 - 01:16 PM
Joe Steinhardt of Don Giovanni Records has posted a message on Facebook challenging Recess Records and Asian Man Records to speak up about their association with The Queers and Screeching Weasel after multiple incidents over the years.
Forget the Ice Bucket Challenge. I challenge two labels, Recess Records and Asian Man Records to completely disassociate with sexist, racist, and homophobic punk bands like The Queers and Screeching Weasel. It is ridiculous that anyone legitimate would be working with them to release their music after the long-term pattern (note: not isolated incidents) of sexist, racist, and homophobic crap they spew online and offline. Mike and Todd, you can do better....
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 01:04 PM
Hunter DeBlanc's new EP Something to Hold Onto is now up on iTunes and Spotify. Track three features AJ Perdomo, formerly of The Dangerous Summer.
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 12:43 PM
Our entertainment forum have created a mock fantasy TV show draft. Love TV? Check out what they've got going on and vote for your favorites.
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 12:38 PM
Counting Crows' new album can be streamed on iTunes Radio.
Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 12:35 PM
The Wooden Sky's new album Let's Be Ready can be streamed in the replies via Indie88.

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Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 12:18 PM
The Felix Culpa's AudioTree session is now live -- check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/26/14 - 12:13 PM
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