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Simple Plan (Joe DeAndrea)
Craig Manning on 02/08/16 - 08:05 AM
The members of Philadelphia's Pulling Punches grew up on '90s hardcore and punk bands like Refused, Grade, Strike Anywhere and Kid Dynamite. They've blended those influences with their own original style to create a hard-hitting yet melodic sound, as showcased on their new EP, The Old Colors Are Dead, which is releasing this week via Creep Records. You can stream a new song titled "With Stolen Words" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/08/16 - 07:48 AM
Austin, TX-based pop-punk act Thieves are releasing a covers EP, appropriately titled Two Covers, on February 26th. Head to the replies to hear the band's enthusiastic take on Weezer's "Buddy Holly." The effort was mixed by The Swellers' Nick Diener and also features a cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends."
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/08/16 - 07:34 AM
Real Friends have announced The $5 Tour with support from Movements. They'll be playing intimate venues with all tickets priced at $5. Dates are in the replies. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/08/16 - 03:36 PM
Less Than Jake have tossed up some pre-orders for Losing Streak and Hello Rockview on vinyl. I waited until after I ordered to post -- they're limited.
Jason Tate on 02/08/16 - 03:00 PM
Death Grips are back with a new song called "Hot Head." Check it out in the replies.

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 02:54 PM
The Star Wars franchise has released several character themed Spotify playlists, which you can find by visiting the franchise's Spotify profile. Fittingly, considering the character's portrayal, Anakin Skywalker's playlist is filled with basically the most generic emo kid playlist imaginable. Check it out by clicking here.

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Craig Ismaili on 02/08/16 - 02:44 PM
Sam Means (ex-The Format) has released the music video for his track "Other Side of You," which was written and directed by his 6 year-old daughter Lola.

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 12:58 PM
Halsey will be performing on The Tonight Show this Wednesday, February 10th.
Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 11:45 AM
Dream Theater released a new music video for "The Gift Of Music." Check it out in the replies.

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 11:32 AM
Aaron Gillespie is featured on the Lead Singer Syndrome podcast this week.

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 11:23 AM
Erra have recruited ex-Texas In July vocalist JT Cavey as their new frontman. Their new album, Drift, releases on April 8th. Hit the replies to check out a new song.

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 11:09 AM
The Black Dahlia Murder will perform their debut album, Unhallowed, in its entirety on their upcoming tour with Fallujah and Disentomb. Dates are in the replies. Brandon Ellis will join the band as touring guitarist to replace Ryan Knight, who has amicably parted ways with the group.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/08/16 - 11:06 AM
Vanna had their van broken into over the weekend in Atlanta GA and had many personal items stolen. They have set up a GoFundMe page that you can check out here.

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 11:00 AM
You can now get Angel and Airwaves' I-Empire on vinyl here (without the AvA membership.)

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 10:38 AM
Nic Newsham has recently gotten engaged. Congratulations to the couple!

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 10:30 AM
Abandon All Ships are back with a new song called "Loafting." Hit the replies to check out the video.

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 10:25 AM
Tom DeLonge's next projects are going to involve directing feature films. He also has shed some light in regards to recent Blink-182 news and inquiries from fans.

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Eric Wilson on 02/08/16 - 10:18 AM
Adele's 25 has now surpassed 8 million in U.S. sales, and is only the sixth album released since 2001 to do so.
Eric Wilson on 02/07/16 - 08:55 PM
Check out Coldplay's performance at the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show. You can also check out Beyoncé and Bruno Mars' Super Bowl 50 guest performance here.
Eric Wilson on 02/07/16 - 08:00 PM
Beyoncé has announced the Formation World Tour. Hit the replies to check out the dates.
Eric Wilson on 02/07/16 - 07:29 PM
The Monkees are having their 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate, they setting out on a tour, and releasing a brand new album called Good Times, which features songs co-written by Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, and Ben Gibbard.

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Eric Wilson on 02/07/16 - 11:23 AM
Halsey covered Justin Bieber's song "Love Yourself." Check it out in the replies.

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Eric Wilson on 02/07/16 - 11:08 AM
Looks like Limp Bizkit are back in the studio.

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Eric Wilson on 02/07/16 - 11:04 AM
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now crossed the $2 billion mark at the global box office. It's now the third film to do this, along with Avatar and Titanic.
Eric Wilson on 02/07/16 - 10:38 AM
Hit the replies to stream Miike Snow's "I Feel the Weight."
Jason Tate on 02/07/16 - 01:07 AM
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 DiVincenzoDid you check out our Rosedale exclusive? The new album is good stuff.
Jason Tate on 02/07/16 - 01:00 AM
The 1975's performance of "The Sound" on SNL can be found here, and a performance of "Love Me" can be found here.
Jason Tate on 02/06/16 - 11:26 PM
Hit the replies to check out 5 Seconds Of Summer performing "Jet Black Heart" on The Late Late Show.
Eric Wilson on 02/06/16 - 06:53 PM
Hit the replies to check out a short clip of Travis Barker tracking drums for the new Blink-182 album.

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Eric Wilson on 02/06/16 - 06:37 PM
Beyonce just dropped a new single, "Formation," that you can stream in the replies and get a free download of from Tidal. She will be appearing alongside Coldplay at the Super Bowl's halftime show tomorrow.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/06/16 - 02:17 PM
Future's new album EVOL is now available to stream exclusively on Apple Music.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/06/16 - 11:19 AM
Jump to the replies to watch Panic! At The Disco's performance of "Victorious" from today's episode of Ellen.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/05/16 - 05:12 PM
Hit the replies to check out the video for We the Kings's "The Story of Tonight."
Eric Wilson on 02/05/16 - 04:05 PM
mewithoutYou are doing 3 shows between their European tour with TWIABP and their American tour with Say Anything. Check those out in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 02/05/16 - 02:50 PM
Stone Temple Pilots have announced a search for a new singer. More info is here.

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Blake Solomon on 02/05/16 - 02:48 PM
The Ready Set have signed with Hopeless Records and will release their new album, I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love, on April 8th. You can stream a new song, "Good Enough," in the replies.

Track List
Disappearing Act
Being Afraid
Good Enough
Concrete
I Will Be Nothing Without Your Love
Run With Me
Should We Go Downtown
Swim
No Love (feat. Ansley Newman)
First
Fire In The Sky
See You

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Blake Solomon on 02/05/16 - 02:43 PM
Hit the replies to check out a new promo for SNL with The 1975, Larry David, and Kate McKinnon. The episode airs this weekend.
Eric Wilson on 02/05/16 - 12:07 PM
Andrew Bird will release his new album, Are You Serious, on April 1st via Loma Vista Recordings. You can hear the first single entitled, "Capsized" in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Capsized
2. Roma Fade
3. Truth Lies Low
4. Puma
5. Chemical Switches
6. Left-Handed Kisses
7. Are You Serious
8. Saints Preservus
9. The New Saint Jude
10. Valleys Of The Young
11. Bellevue
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/05/16 - 11:35 AM
You can stream SWMRS' new album, Drive North, over on Rolling Stone. The album was produced by Zac Carper of FIDLAR.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/05/16 - 11:31 AM
Frank Turner will release his Mittens EP on March 4th via Xtra Mile Recordings. You can now pre-order the release on iTunes and you can watch the new video for the title track in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Mittens
2. Least Of All Young Caroline
3. Little Aphrodite
4. Cleopatra In Brooklyn
5. The Armadillo
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/05/16 - 11:29 AM
The Dead Weather's new video for "Impossible Winner" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/05/16 - 11:25 AM
Our interview with Simple Plan can be read here.
I think the culture we're in right now, it's never been easier to be discouraged. It's never been easier to be made fun of or to be hurt by what people think. I'm talking bands or even just regular people. There's almost like this license to bash everybody and to say the meanest, most intense stuff online. You're behind your keyboard and you feel like you can say anything you want. I think people don't realize that maybe it affects people. We definitely went through that on this album. But then you have to realize that you build something that's worth protecting, something that's worth it to keep going, something that's worth the effort....
Joe DeAndrea on 02/05/16 - 11:20 AM
Parquet Courts will release Human Performance on April 8th. A new video and tour dates are in the replies.

Track List
01 Dust
02 Human Performance
03 Outside
04 I Was Just Here
05 Paraphrased
06 Captive Of The Sun
07 Steady On My Mind
08 One Man, No City
09 Berlin Got Blurry
10 Keep It Even
11 Two Dead Cops
12 Pathos Prairie
13 It's Gonna Happen

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Blake Solomon on 02/05/16 - 11:09 AM
The Rocket Summer's new song "Help Me Out" is out now on Spotify (and most other streaming sites).
Blake Solomon on 02/05/16 - 11:06 AM
Here's a 10-minute medley of some guy doing every Green Day song. Because friday. It's in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 02/05/16 - 11:04 AM
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