Stream The 3-Volume “Fourward” Benefit compilation released via Old Point Light, the label owned and operated by Small Brown Bike member Travis Dopp. It features rare, live, and b-side versions of tracks from the likes of Chuck Ragan, Tim Kasher, Rocky Votolato and more, recorded onto a Tascam four track or any at home studio. All proceeds from "Fourward" will be donated to the American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. You can also grab it on iTunes.
Hit the replies to stream "Oh My Darling Don't Cry" by Run The Jewels. The track features Police Academy's Michael Winslow on "guest robot voice." The duo has also revealed a number of pre-order packages for their upcoming record, RTJ2.
Head over to NPR right now to stream the title track off of Xerxes' upcoming incredible album, Collision Blonde. This song is undoubtedly one of the best songs of 2014 and it'll make you want to pre-order the new album, which I gushed about hardcore in the recent episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast.
Hit the replies to check out a new song from Terrain, featuring AP.net's very own Ryanl Mentzos (formerly of Northbrook) on vocals and guitar. The song is called "On the Subject of Dreaming (And Other Lost Causes)" and the band will be putting out their debut full-length Chimney Ash sometime this fall. Stay tuned for more details!
Ben Sisario, writing for the New York Times, looks at how Rdio will be moving to a free model.
Rdio's free version will be introduced in 20 countries on Thursday. In the United States, its ads will be sold by Cumulus, which operates more than 450 radio stations and an advertising sales staff of about 1,600 people. Eventually, the Cumulus partnership will allow Rdio to use content from Cumulus’s stations and syndication network.