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Drew Beringer on Aug 31, 2015 - 7:05 AM
Mitski performed 3 songs (2 from her most recent album Bury Me At Makeout Creek) for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. You can find the full performance here.
Charlie Joseph on Aug 31, 2015 - 4:21 PM
The Maine are stopping by to chat on the website today. If you hit the replies you'll be able to ask them questions about their latest release American Candy, their upcoming tours (dates are also in the replies), or really anything you'd like. The band will be chatting with blue verified names.

Update: The band has headed off to play their show tonight. Huge thank you to the band for answering some questions and everyone who came by to say hi! Make sure to check out their latest album and see them on their upcoming tour.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 2:30 PM
Hit the replies to see Dia Frampton, from Meg and Dia, audition for Superstar K7. (Apparently it's like American Idol in Korea.)
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 2:14 PM
H2O's new song "Use Your Voice" can be streamed in the replies via Noisey. Pre-orders are now up.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 2:12 PM
Dan Campbell from The Wonder Years appears on the latest episode of Chris Laxamana's podcast.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 2:09 PM
The Mahones' lyric video for "Punk Rock Saved My Life" can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Aug 31, 2015 - 1:54 PM
Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited turned 50 on Sunday.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 1:07 PM
Sparks the Rescue are hitting the studio later this year to write a follow-up to 2011's Worst Thing I've Been Cursed With.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 1:06 PM
American Football's set at Reading Festival 2015 can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 1:02 PM
A Will Away have signed with Triple Crown Records.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:56 PM
The "best rock video category" was demoted to a pre-televised award at the VMAs. Fall Out Boy won.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:52 PM
Ace Enders' new song, "Waiting Room," can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:48 PM
Speak Low If You Speak Love's new video for "Knots" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:46 PM
Congratulations are also due for Matthew Thiessen of Relient K for his recent wedding.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:44 PM
Hit the replies for an interview with American Football where they mention they may record another album.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:42 PM
Congratulations to Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 who got married over the weekend.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:40 PM
Looks like Panic! At The Disco will be premiering a new single as tomorrow's World Record for Beats 1 on Apple Music.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:39 PM
You can listen to Motion City Soundtrack's new song "It's a Pleasure To Meet You" on Spotify.

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Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:34 PM
A Wilhelm Scream have announced three shows in Mexico.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:28 PM
Haim announced on Pharrel Williams' Beats 1 show that they're working on a new album and will soon have their own Beats 1 show as well.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:27 PM
Wavves' premiered "My Head Hurts" on Apple Music this morning.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:25 PM
2015 Absolute100 band Dear You's lyric video for "Sonder" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:22 PM
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! was interviewed by Dying Scene.
I guess when I was younger and I first got into punk, what attracted me to it was it seemed more about fighting back than taking it. I liked the political aspect of it. It seemed more intelligent than other forms of rock music, at least. But as I got older, I don’t just listen to punk now or whatever. Being labelled a punk band at this point is just kinda by default. It’s not like when we’re coming up with a song as a band we think “no, it’s not punk enough, gotta make it more punk”.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:17 PM
Hit the replies to watch The Gaslight Anthem and Frank Turner perform "Great Expectations" live from their show at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Jason Tate on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:16 PM
Pentimento will be releasing its new album, I, No Longer, on October 23rd via Bad Timing Records (the label co-owned by AP.net staff member Thomas Nassiff). Pre-orders will be going down at 2 PM EST on Wednesday, September 2nd along with a new track. In the meantime you check out the replies for upcoming tour dates the band will be embarking on with Better Off, A Will Away, and Caleb & Carolyn, as well as the album's art and track listing.
Drew Beringer on Aug 31, 2015 - 12:14 PM
Miley Cyrus, the cop who hosted the VMAs tonight, has released a new album for free download produced in collaboration with The Flaming Lips and Mike WiLL Made It called Miley Cyrus And Her Dead Petz at her website.
Ryan Dennehy on Aug 30, 2015 - 8:54 PM
After performing it at the VMAs, Justin Bieber has shared the music video for his new single "What Do You Mean" which you can watch in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on Aug 30, 2015 - 8:37 PM
Taylor Swift has shared the video for her latest 1989 single "Wildest Dreams" after being everywhere at the VMAs tonight. Watch it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on Aug 30, 2015 - 8:33 PM
Kanye West just claimed he's running for president in 2020 at the VMA's. The world can only hope. Noisey has video of his entire Video Vangaurd acceptance speech available here, along with a transcript via Complex.
Ryan Dennehy on Aug 30, 2015 - 7:49 PM
City of the Weak is a band to get familiar with, especially if you're a fan of either bands like Tonight Alive or like New Years Day. They recently released an EP called Disclosure, and to help you get a bit more familiar with them, we're premiering the video for the EP's single. Hit the replies for some in-your-face, catchy as heck alternative rock to end your weekend on the right note.
Zac Djamoos on Aug 30, 2015 - 6:21 PM
The 2015 MTV VMA's air tonight at 9 EST (aka in less than ten minutes), and this thread will be open for the duration of the show for all of your Good Jokes and Comments. Kanye will be presented with a Video Vanguard Award and will close out the show. Other performers include The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, A$AP Rocky & Twenty One Pilots and more. See you in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on Aug 30, 2015 - 5:50 PM
Kanye West will be performing 808's & Heartbreaks in full at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 25th. In unrelated Kanye news, Late Registration is 10 years old today and the man himself will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the MTV VMA's tonight.
Jake Jenkins on Aug 30, 2015 - 8:41 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 DiVincenzoI counted down the 13 most memorable death scenes from The Walking Dead: Season 5.
BlakeThe new Foals album is pretty chill.
Jake JenkinsI've listened to Defeater's whole discography about 10 times in the past week. Abandoned is fantastic.
Jason Tate on Aug 30, 2015 - 1:00 AM
Josh Ritter's "Where the Night Goes" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2015 - 5:13 PM
Hit the replies to stream "This Day Will Never End" by Better Off. This album rules.
Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2015 - 4:29 PM
Bullet Tooth has signed Hamilton, Ontario's Ritual, featuring Dead and Divine vocalist Matt Ryan Tobin. The band will be playing Riot Fest in Toronto on September 19th. You can check out an announcement video in the replies, alongside a press release.
Jake Denning on Aug 28, 2015 - 2:26 PM
Fetty Wap's debut album will be released September 25th via 300 Entertainment. You can check out the still-untitled album's artwork in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on Aug 28, 2015 - 12:41 PM
Alessia Cara, the YouTube cover star who became a new star in her own right with her debut single "Here," is streaming homemade visuals for her entire debut EP Four Pink Walls. Her debut album Know It All is set to come out later this year on Def Jam.
Ryan Dennehy on Aug 28, 2015 - 12:36 PM
OMI, who has thus far only released a single song - the world-conquering "Cheerleader" - has announced his debut album Me 4 U will be out October 16th via Ultra Music. You can stream "Hula Hoop," a new song from the album in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on Aug 28, 2015 - 12:31 PM
5 Seconds Of Summer's new song "Jet Black Heart" is on Spotify.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2015 - 12:31 PM
Dead Ahead's (ex-With The Punches and Autopilot Off) new song "Cold Truth" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2015 - 12:18 PM
Off & On (ex-Transit, The Weeds) and Hey Anna have announced new tour dates -- they're in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2015 - 12:15 PM
The Wedding released a statement regarding their current status as a band after over a year of being off of the road.
No, we didn't break up. We just went on an unplanned indefinite hiatus (to put it in "band" terms). For those that followed the band since the beginning you know we were road dogs. 200+ shows a year for nearly a decade. We were almost never home. And we liked it that way. We've all learned to love being home, too. It's been more of a struggle to adjust for some than others but all in all this is a good season. Will we play shows again? Maybe. Will we make another record? Maybe. What are the chances? To be honest, I don't think any of us have any idea. Touring and records...
Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2015 - 12:10 PM
Metric have announced that Pagans in Vegas is the first of two upcoming albums, and that the follow up "companion" album will be out next year.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2015 - 12:07 PM

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