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Deathwish Inc. are teasing "something big" on their Facebook page.
Chris Collum on 04/03/14 - 12:56 PM
Facebook has purchased Oculus Rift for $2 billion.
The acquisition of Oculus seemingly comes out of nowhere: the company just demoed its most recent version of the Oculus Rift development kit at GDC 2014 to much fanfare. Oculus has been steadily moving towards a consumer product, and Facebook's resources can only help to push that mission along. "Facebook understands the potential for VR," the Oculus team wrote in its own blog post announcing the deal. "Mark and his team share our vision for virtual reality’s potential to transform the way we learn, share, play, and communicate. Facebook is a company that believes that anything is possible with the right group of people, and we couldn’t...
Jason Tate on 03/25/14 - 04:13 PM
Interested in how Facebook sees music for the next few years? This interview with employee Ime Archibong gives a lot of insight.
For music specifically -- I know I'm one of the "music" guys at Facebook, I've been tremendously bullish on it. Music, [as I said], is a form of communication. Facebook is in the business of facilitating communication between two people. There's no reason why this overlap isn't going to continue happening. It's been happening for the last decade on the platform. If anything, the products, the way it shows up, the way it actually happens has continued to grow up and evolve as a business and will continue, to use a business term, "up and to the right." So I'm...
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:44 PM
Julia Brown are currently in the process of recording their follow-up to last year's fantastic mini-LP To Be Close to You. No word on a release date or title yet, but the album is "maybe halfway finished." Unlike the band's previous work--including as Teen Suicide, which included mostly the same people--this album is not being recorded in a lo-fi fashion and it will be significantly longer than previous releases. Read a statement from the group below.
to anyone wondering, we're recording an album. we've been working on writing it for over a year and started recording last summer. some of the songs on it i've been saving for years. one of them i first started thinking about in 2007. i...
Chris Collum on 03/07/14 - 09:15 PM
A video has been posted on the official Oasis Facebook page teasing a special announcement tomorrow at 9am GMT. The band split up in 2009 but you can watch the video that has a lot of people talking here.
Kyle Huntington on 02/25/14 - 04:18 PM
Yellowcard are teasing something on their Facebook page. What do you think it is? A new album? Tour dates? Both? Share your speculations below.

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Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:43 PM
Lucky Boys Confusion just might release another record. Hit the replies to read a statement posted on the band's Facebook page.

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Chris Collum on 02/12/14 - 05:33 PM
Haste The Day seems to be up to something, likely a re-union tour ... perhaps with original vocalist Jimmy Ryan?
Jake Denning on 01/20/14 - 10:04 PM
Questlove has posted a statement on Facebook apologizing for racist Instagrams that were posted over the weekend.
look. i'm a human being and dumber yet, i'm a public figure. if you're lucky enough to be either of the aforementioned, then not only should one stay clear of saying or writing hurtful things, one should actively work against feeling comfortable, thinking hurtful thoughts. given that black culture consistently finds itself at the butt end of so many offensive "outsider" jokes, I should be way, way more sensitive (after all, who's zooming who). I for one, should never allow my cultural bias to take precedence over my "examined life" (clunkers be damned). i know the whole...
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 01:51 PM
ShopRadioCast would like to know what records you'd like to see pressed in 2014. Just don't say "Deja Entendu" unless you want it to end up like this.
Jason Tate on 11/18/13 - 11:25 AM
Farewell have posted "The Code of Harry," an unreleased track from Run It Up The Flagpole, on Facebook.

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Jason Tate on 11/14/13 - 10:35 AM
If Deep Elm Records gets 20,000 likes on Facebook by December 31st, they're giving away 10,000 albums.
Jason Tate on 10/29/13 - 01:40 PM
My Morning Jacket are teasing a "big announcement" that they'll be making tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Chris Collum on 10/22/13 - 07:16 PM
The Appleseed Cast were in a nasty van wreck a few days ago in Kansas. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the band's trailer was destroyed along with several pieces of gear. For more information and to learn what you can to do help, head here.

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Chris Collum on 05/04/13 - 04:29 PM
Fenix TX's "Spooky Action at Distance" is available for download on facebook.

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Jason Tate on 04/17/13 - 10:43 AM
Spoon have begun work on their follow-up to 2010's Transference.

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Chris Collum on 04/03/13 - 11:13 AM
Download a free ROIR Records compilation when you become a fan of their page on Facebook. The comp features Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains), Dub Trio, Mike Ladd, and more.
Dre Okorley on 02/12/13 - 06:23 PM
Benjamin Curtis of School of Seven Bells has been diagnosed with cancer.

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Jason Tate on 02/11/13 - 10:23 AM
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) will be hosting a radio program on Sirius XM beginning this Thursday, in promotion for his directorial debut, Sound City.

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Jason Tate on 11/28/12 - 12:28 PM
Misser is being cryptic on Facebook.

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Drew Beringer on 11/07/12 - 10:04 AM
This Time Next Year has a poll on Facebook where fans can vote for what songs they want to see at the band's last shows.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/05/12 - 05:57 PM
Refused have posted an update on facebook about past few months, and their return home from the road.
From the BlogSo there were those years right after school, when you were 15 and pissed off and everyone thought you were a loser and you ran around with the other weirdos, generating weirdness and little else. And there were those years when what set you apart from the others become a fixation and a lifestyle and you had a band and people talked about what you did but you were so used to being weird you just lumped them in with the rest of the slanderers. Then there were those years when the ideas you'd clung to through late adolescence were beginning to ring hollow and you got more and...
Jason Tate on 10/26/12 - 12:23 PM
Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters has posted a blog about the band's "hiatus."
From FacebookDave here. Just wanted to write and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for another incredible year. (Our 18th, to be exact!) We truly never could have done any of this without you... Never in my wildest dreams did I think Foo Fighters would make it this far. I never thought we COULD make it this far, to be honest. There were times when I didn't think the band would survive. There were times when I wanted to give up. But... I can't give up this band. And I never will. Because it's not just a band to me. It's my life. It's my family. It's my world.

Yes... I was serious. I'm not sure when...
Jason Tate on 10/02/12 - 09:21 AM
Sandusky (the band) have officially changed their name to All Kings All Poets.

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Jason Tate on 10/01/12 - 11:47 AM
It looks like Ben Koller (Converge) and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In) have started a new project.

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Thomas Nassiff on 07/01/12 - 12:48 PM
The Starting Line just posted this on Facebook: "Tell me what you thought about when we were gone," with a link to their website.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/29/12 - 11:35 AM
A new Wolves At The Gate song, "Dead Man," from their forthcoming album Captors, can be heard on the band's facebook. Captors is released through Solid State Records on July 3rd.
Blake Solomon on 06/06/12 - 02:50 PM
Bad Religion are working on a new album.
Jason Tate on 06/01/12 - 12:16 PM
Matt from The Classic Crime has a side project with his wife, and recently released a 5 track EP. They are currently booking a living room tour and have a few places they would like to stop and do a show.

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Jason Tate on 06/01/12 - 11:58 AM
You can stream The Hives new album Lex Hives, here.
Jason Tate on 05/28/12 - 11:47 AM
We reported a few days ago that Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's wedding. According to this article, Armstrong performed "Last Night On Earth" (from 21st Century Breakdown) at Zuckerberg's request. The article brings up an interesting question, too - if you could have any musician play at your wedding, who would it be?
From the Article“Mark wanted me to play this song,” Armstrong said. “This song is one I wrote for my wife of 18 years.” [Armstrong] also called it a “wedding present to a friend.”
Thomas Nassiff on 05/24/12 - 10:18 PM
Mark Zuckerburg married his long time girlfriend last week, and Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day played at the wedding. Some clips can be found here. Congrats Zuck.
Jason Tate on 05/21/12 - 12:45 PM
You can grab a free download of the title track to Joshua Radin's new album, Underwater, which will be released on July 31st.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/12 - 12:43 PM
Matt Good (FFTL, Drugs) posted a blog about his upcoming new music project.
From the BlogToday I was thinking about the EP and I decided that Kit Fysto is gonna be all about a brand new sound. Something fresh. I love rock, dubstep, rap, electro, metal, all kinds of shit but they've all been done. I think the next evolution in my writing is combining elements of all the things I enjoy in a tangible way. It's gonna be a challenge, but it is my ultimate goal with this album. No holds barred, full on awesome, fearless, creativity. No rules. Fuck the rules. End rant.
Jason Tate on 04/30/12 - 08:55 AM
The Sun And The Sea have posted up a new song.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/12 - 09:59 AM
Mic Todd, formerly of Coheed and Cambria, has been diagnosed with cancer.
From FacebookThe results are in. I have cancer people. Getting surgery on Friday and then find out if I need further radiation. It's a little scary. It seems my fight is not over yet by a long shot.

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Jason Tate on 04/17/12 - 03:01 PM
Facebook has launched a "listen" button for all musician pages to provide quicker access to music. Maybe a half-step forward with that one.
Jason Tate on 04/17/12 - 11:43 AM
According to this article, the mandatory switch in Facebook to the "Timeline" view is causing a huge drop off in traffic on band's pages. You know, if they wanna drop me a few stock options -- I've got some ideas to fix that.

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Jason Tate on 04/11/12 - 02:00 PM
The Year Fifteen (side project of Billy Duprey of The Republic Of Wolves) posted up a song about cloning cats.
Jason Tate on 04/02/12 - 10:35 AM
Mello Yello is holding an interesting, American Idol-esque contest where singers, songwriters and bands can upload their original songs and performances to facebook. The winner is chosen by fans and gets $25K. Check out all the information here.
Blake Solomon on 04/01/12 - 08:53 PM
New Sucré song can be downloaded on their facebook page.
Jason Tate on 03/28/12 - 01:45 PM
Josh Rheault, formerly of The Dear Hunter, is giving away his album under his new project, Mercies, for free on Facebook.

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Jason Tate on 03/21/12 - 10:19 AM
The Receiving End of Sirens are teasing a "Special Announcement" on Facebook. Guesses?

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Jason Tate on 03/14/12 - 05:42 PM
Looks like Craig Owens is writing a new album. He recently posted on facebook that, "Yes, I'm writing a new record. No, it's not I&G. No, I can't say what it is." Come on Craig, you wanna tell little 'ol me, right?

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Update: Craig would like to know what album/project you think he should write next.
Jason Tate on 03/14/12 - 12:40 PM
The Forecast's new song "Clear Eyes, Full Heart" can be heard here.
Jason Tate on 03/12/12 - 01:22 PM
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