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Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and The National's Aaron Dessner have put together the Eaux Claires music festival. The greatest festival of all time will take place this July 17th and 18th in Eau Claire, WI. Some bands on the bill include both curators aforementioned bands, Sufjan Stevens, Spoon, Doomtree, and many more.
Drew Beringer on 02/11/15 - 07:51 AM
Author Michael Chabon has written his thoughts on Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry."
In this final couplet, Kendrick Lamar employs a rhetorical move akin to—and in its way even more devastating than—Common’s move in the last line of “I Used to Love H.E.R.”: snapping an entire lyric into place with a surprise revelation of something hitherto left unspoken. In “H.E.R.”, Common reveals the identity of the song’s “her”—hip hop itself—forcing the listener to re-evaluate the entire meaning and intent of the song. Here, Kendrick Lamar reveals the nature of the enigmatic hypocrisy that the speaker has previously confessed to three times in the song without elaborating: that he grieved...
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 08:44 PM
Jon Stewart is leaving The Daily Show.
Ending one of the most venerable and trusted careers in making a complete mockery of the news, Jon Stewart has announced that he is stepping down as host of The Daily Show. According to sources who were there (some of whom are already passing word along on social media), Stewart let the news slip at the taping of today’s episode, telling those in the audience that he’s retiring.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 05:26 PM
Morrissey has written a long piece about the Brit Awards.
The object of the Brit Awards is to create the impression of national consensus as they award pop artists of untested stature or value with bogus awards that, it is slyly implied, have been dictated by you, the objective listener. The Brit Awards do not ask the public who they would like to see receive awards - for that would be to risk too much, yet the fierce insistence is that artists are rewarded for their prominence in the previous twelve months because, after all, "it's what everybody wants." Thus, for 2015, we have MacDonna, who had a quiet 2014 (but who is quite usefully about to release her new album!), yet here she is...
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 05:25 PM
The BBC is reporting that Ian Watkins' potential prison move is drawing criticism in the UK.
Jon Bird, operations manager at The National Association for People Abused in Childhood, said it was "disturbing that there are serious sex offenders who are able to mix with their own kind". Mr Bird added there was a "real concern" about whether Watkins was co-operating fully with his sex offenders treatment and had admitted to the seriousness of his crimes.

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 05:22 PM
Just a quick reminder about voting in our reader poll for your most anticipated album of the year. Results will be posted at the start of next month.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 03:01 PM
Jean Nascimento, guitarist of Letlive, is no longer with the band.
Hello everyone! Hope everyone reading this is doing very well. I should have posted this a little while ago, but here it is for those who don't know. I am/will no longer be a member of the musical act know as letlive. Thank you to all the fans, soulpunx and friends that have made the past, 8years of this journey . I've also had the privilege to tour with some amazing bands and artists. It's been a great journey. Thank you

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 02:56 PM
Rembert Browne, writing my favorite piece on Kanye West and social media reaction we saw yesterday:
A planned Kanye says, “I want to be like Andy Warhol.” But how could you possibly want that version of Kanye? If you are genuinely holding out any hope that our biggest and brightest can also be our most honest and flawed, you have to want, “I am Warhol.” You have to. He wants respect, but even more than that, repeatedly, wants the people he respects to get respect. It’s not a foreign concept. But because he’s Kanye, it’s different. Because it lacks the grace that society has deemed necessary to make such demands.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:45 PM
Up-and-coming electro-pop duo Great Good Fine Ok have debuted the title track from their forthcoming 2M2H EP, releasing March 16th on Epic/Sony. Stream it in the replies.
Garett Press on 02/10/15 - 01:43 PM
Paul Cantor, writing about why the Grammys weren't all that great this year:
And blockbusters are what the music industry is all about, or used to be about, or occasionally still thinks it’s about, or tries to be about, but is actually not really about. And maybe that’s why the Grammy’s weren’t so good this year. It’s an old show built on an old formula that celebrates old metrics of success that just don’t hold up these days. This is not the fault of Grammy Awards, this is just reality.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:42 PM
Ilan Rubin's new The New Regime song "We Rise, We Fall" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:36 PM
Torche's new song "Undone" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:34 PM
Rdio is reporting that streams for Beck increased by 1000% after the Grammys the other night. Seems like a good boost even though Grammy ratings were their lowest since 2009.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:32 PM
Head Over Heels, pop-punk from Japan, have released their new video for "Haters Gonna Hate." It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:26 PM
Slaves guitarist Chris Kim has revealed on Twitter that he is no longer a part of the band. He followed up that post by tweeting a link to an article on "How to Spot a Sociopath."

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:24 PM
Zebrahead will be releasing a greatest hits compilation, Greatest Hits? Volume 1, in Japan on March 11th. It will feature re-recorded versions of classic songs -- a video trailer is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:22 PM
The Menzingers' new video for "Where Your Heartache Exists" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:19 PM
Against Me! will be performing on Yahoo! Live tonight at 6:45pm PT.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:17 PM
Beach Slang have signed to Polyvinyl Records.

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:15 PM
Killswitch Engage's guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz was on the "The Price is Right." Video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:13 PM
Pre-orders for Dustin Kensrue's new album are now up. Hit the replies to stream "Back to Back."
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 01:03 PM
Hopeless Records has signed a band called Dryjacket from New Jersey, which is a band you've probably never heard before, but we can fix that! A music video for their song "Jefferson's Shadow" is in the replies, and their EP Lights, Locks, & Faucets is available for pre-order here (comes out April 14). Recommended if you like You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., other bands with not-super-necessary punctuation in their names, plus a bit of Copeland's pop sensibility. Listen.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/10/15 - 12:26 PM
All Get Out will be re-pressing their wonderful 2011 album The Season through Favorite Gentlemen and Bad Timing Records on vinyl. You can pick it up starting tomorrow at 2pm EST, in two different variants, and more information is available here. Favorite Gentlemen and Bad Timing will also be releasing a new EP from the band this spring.
Blake Solomon on 02/10/15 - 12:11 PM
Timeshares have signed to SideOneDummy.

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 12:10 PM
Ryan Leger has left Every Time I Die to be replaced by Daniel Davison.
sadly, Ryan "Legs" Leger is no longer with us. he's not dead, he has just voluntarily ended his involvement with ETID in order to spend more time with his family and hopefully one day earn that coveted #1 Dad mug he's heard so much about. we wish him nothing but the best and we will all miss him dearly. but the show must go off. enter Daniel Davison.
see you soon.

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Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 12:02 PM
Ok, now it's back up. Hidden in Plain View will be releasing the Animal 7" on Rise Records. Pre-orders are now up.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 12:01 PM
According to Billboard, Beck's Morning Phase was the lowest-selling LP of this year's album of the year nominees and the lowest-selling album to win AOTY since 2008.
For comparison, six out of the last 10 LPs to win album of the year have sold more than a million copies before nabbing the honor. And all but three have moved more than half a million copies before winning album of the year (Arcade Fire's The Suburbs was also shy of that milestone).
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 11:02 AM
Hear Charli XCX cover Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 10:50 AM
"I admit that I have realized, I'm not built for nine to fives"
Show Photos & Review Into It. Over It., Kevin Devine, & Laura Stevenson - Philadelphia, PA (Anthony Sorendino)
Anthony Sorendino on 02/10/15 - 10:17 AM
Energy frontman Jason Tankerley will release his debut solo EP, The Infection, on March 3rd. Two song from the effort are streaming on Bandcamp.

Track Listing
1. The Infection
2. Another Yesterday
3. 25 Holidays
4. Dead In Dreamland
5. The Shadowlands
6. They
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/10/15 - 09:55 AM
The Maine will release American Candy on March 31st. A new song called "English Girls" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 09:09 AM
Finally, Spider-Man is back where he belongs on the big screen - as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sony and Marvel have reached a deal, and a new movie is slated for 2017.
Blake Solomon on 02/10/15 - 09:07 AM
Everything Ever are gearing up to release their new album Solid Ground on March 10th via Secret Audio Club. We are streaming a new song called "Big Ideas" - it's in the replies. The song is a fast-paced pop-punk tune, but the interesting part is that it incorporates some of the more theatrical type vocals of bands like Panic! at the Disco. The vocals contrast a lot with the heavily palm-muted guitars at times, while speeding up tenfold at other moments. For only three minutes, the track has a fun hook that gets your foot tapping, a slowed-down drawn-out bridge, and rapid paced singing in between it all - it's a doozy. The band has announced a slew of tour dates, which include stops with...
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 08:51 AM
American Lions are releasing an acoustic EP called Soft on February 24th - you can pre-order it. A new song called "Careful + Trustworthy" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 08:51 AM
On Saturday I got the chance to catch Into It. Over It., Kevin Devine, and Laura Stevenson in the elusive sanctuary of the First Unitarian Church in Philly. Check out my write up and photo album in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 02/10/15 - 08:35 AM
Listen to a brand new track from Marika Hackman's fantastic debut album, We Slept At Last, in the replies. "Skin" also features Sivu and the record will be released on February 16th via Dirty Hit.
Kyle Huntington on 02/10/15 - 07:12 AM
Update: A video, which features new music, titled "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" has now been released and can be seen in the replies.

Florence + The Machine hosted a listening party for the new album in a London restaurant last night. Songs such as "Ship To Wreck", "Caught", "Delilah" and "What Kind Of Man" were premiered to a crowd of family and friends and following a few announced slots of European festivals this summer the group is also one of the favourites to headline this year's Glastonbury.
Kyle Huntington on 02/10/15 - 04:16 AM
A brand new festival which takes place in East London's Victoria Park titled "Citadel" will debut this year on July 19th. The festival will be headlined and co-curated by Ben Howard with Bombay Bicycle Club co-headlining. Full line up announced soon. See you there.
Kyle Huntington on 02/10/15 - 03:56 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Jason Tate on 02/10/15 - 02:00 AM
Producer/engineer Kurt Ballou has posted some photos on Facebook of High On Fire recently recording with him at GodCity. I'm assuming this means we'll be getting new music from the band this year.
Jake Jenkins on 02/10/15 - 01:04 AM
Rotting Out's video for "Born" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/09/15 - 04:46 PM
How many times has Kanye tried to give away his awards to artists he felt deserved them more? Fader has collected video of Yeezy doing that here, plus an added bonus where he talks about how he doesn't keep any of them.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/09/15 - 03:45 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new Kendrick Lamar song titled "The Blacker the Berry."
Ryan Dennehy on 02/09/15 - 03:37 PM
Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low was one of many who found it odd that Chris Brown was in the audience at the Grammys last night ... especially after President Obama's video in support of the "It's On Us" campaign aired. Chris Brown then responded to Alex on Twitter in a since deleted message.
Jason Tate on 02/09/15 - 03:15 PM
The Replacements have announced "Back by Unpopular Demand," their first full US tour since 1991. Dates can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/09/15 - 02:42 PM
Razor and Tie are launching Analog Spark, a new imprint for classic re-issues on vinyl. The full press release in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/09/15 - 02:19 PM
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