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Twenty One Pilots performed "Heavydirtysoul" on Jimmy Fallon last night. Check it out here.
Eric Wilson on 12/17/15 - 08:32 AM
Martin Shrkeli's had quite a year, from marking up cancer drug prices to buying Wu-Tang Clan's one-of-a-kind Once Upon A Time In Shaolin to then telling the group to "show some f**king respect." But he'll be heading into the new year with his tail firmly planted between his legs, as he's been arrested for fraud.
The investigation, in which Mr. Shkreli has been charged with securities fraud, is related to his time as a hedge fund manager and running the biopharmaceutical company Retrophin ó not the price-gouging controversy that has swirled around him.
Blake Solomon on 12/17/15 - 08:30 AM
Carly Rae Jepsen performed her cover of "Last Christmas" on The Late Late Show. Check it out in the replies.
Eric Wilson on 12/17/15 - 08:26 AM
Today, we're exclusively streaming the brand new album from Before Their Eyes, Midwest Modesty, out 12/18 via InVogue Records. The record was co-written and produced by Craig Owens (Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S.), establishing itself to be one of the best post-hardcore records of the waning months of the year. The band has really come a long way in the last decade, and if you're a fan of the genre, you should find it absolutely necessary to give this album a chance. On a personal note, I'd recommend the track "The Positive and Negative Of Being Alone". If you like what you hear, you can pick it up here.
Jake Denning on 12/17/15 - 07:35 AM
Ellie Goulding released a cover of "O Holy Night." Check it out in the replies. You can receive a free download by signing up for her mailing list, here.
Eric Wilson on 12/16/15 - 10:24 PM
James Franco's band Daddy, which is inspired by The Smiths, will release their debut album Let Me Get What I Want in 2016. For now, hit the replies to hear a track titled "You Are Mine" which also features The Smiths' bassist, Andy Rourke.
Kyle Huntington on 12/16/15 - 03:21 PM
Chvrches performed "Clearest Blue" last night on Corden. Check it out in the replies.
Eric Wilson on 12/16/15 - 12:34 PM
Jonathan Diener, interviewed by Safer Scene:
Iíve toured for close to a decade and Iíve definitely seen different types of harassment and discrimination over the years. Sometimes itís a security guard thinking a female member of a band is trying to sneak into the show or is just someoneís girlfriend, which happens often unfortunately. Iíve seen a lot of people get into arguments and physical altercations. Whether itís the venue staff and a band, fans with each other, band members with each other or any variation of the three, Iíve seen it go down.
Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 12:11 PM
Baggage are streaming their EP in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 12:10 PM
Further Seems Forever have announced some more How to Start a Fire shows.
Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 12:05 PM
TeamCoco is premiering a cover by Claudio Sanchez (Coheed & Cambria) of Adele's "Hello."

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Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 12:01 PM
Kevin Devine did an interview on 90.3 WMSC-FM, Montclair State University's radio station, last week ahead of the Devinyl Splits shows.
Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 12:00 PM
The Hush Sound is celebrating ten years of their first album, So Sudden, on Dec 29th at Thalia Hall in Chicago.
Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 12:00 PM
The Starting Line posted a teaser of their new track "Anyways."

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Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 11:55 AM
Hit the replies for a teaser video for Brian Fallon's Painkillers.

Track Listing
1. A Wonderful Life
2. Painkillers
3. Among Other Foolish Things
4. Smoke
5. Steve McQueen
6. Nobody Wins
7. Rosemary
8. Red Lights
9. Long Drives
10. Honey Magnolia
11. Mojo Hand
12. Open All Night
Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 11:50 AM
Brand New has announced some Canada tour dates.
Jason Tate on 12/16/15 - 11:41 AM
Deafheaven's George Clarke guests on a new episode of Pitchfork podcast This is How We Do It, where the frontman discusses his theatricality on stage and what it's like to relive your lowest moments every night.The episode can be downloaded here.
Aaron Mook on 12/16/15 - 09:34 AM
Rdio will shut down on December 22nd. You can find information on how to export your library. I'm currently trying Stamp to export to Apple Music - it's been quite a process.

Update: Spotify has released a program to move playlists from the soon-to-be-shutdown Rdio.
Ryan Gardner on 12/16/15 - 09:06 AM
Staff ReviewsTy Dolla $ign - Free T.C. (Ryan Dennehy)
Punchline - Thrilled (Becky Kovach)
Ryan Dennehy on 12/16/15 - 09:01 AM
Mayday Parade and The Maine have announced a co-headlining tour with Better Off for next spring -- the dates are in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/16/15 - 08:53 AM
You can now watch Killer Mike's full interview with Bernie Sanders in the replies. It comes highly recommended.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/16/15 - 08:49 AM
RATATAT's new video for "Pricks of Brightness" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/16/15 - 08:47 AM
Patent Pending are playing some shows this week for the holidays. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/15/15 - 05:57 PM
Bring Me The Horizon have released a live video of "Happy Song." Check it out in the replies.

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Eric Wilson on 12/15/15 - 04:45 PM
About a month ago, Star Wars: The Force Awakens generated over $50 million in advanced ticket sales. Today, it was announced that the film has surpassed $100 million in advanced ticket sales, making it the first film to do so. Expect this number to increase as there are a couple more days until the opening. What's crazy is the previous recorder holder was at $25 million, which was The Dark Knight Rises.
Eric Wilson on 12/15/15 - 04:40 PM
Dawes and Hiss Golden Messenger made a stop at the beautiful Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday, December 6, 2015. The sold out 1,200 seat theater was a uniquely perfect setting for a night of rock and roll. Check the replies for a few of my favorite photos from the show or view the full gallery on the AbsolutePunk Flickr.
Staci Altomari on 12/15/15 - 04:00 PM
Hit the replies to watch Moose Blood playing "Swim Down" at their first ever North American headline date at Chain Reaction.
Kyle Huntington on 12/15/15 - 02:24 PM
Two of my favorite Star Wars related videos are the "what if Episode I and II were good" videos from Belated Media. Well, today, only a few days away from The Force Awakens, they released the third one. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/15/15 - 11:55 AM
A soundboard quality download of the full audio (56 tracks) from Kevin Devine's "Devinyl Splits" show in NYC on December 11th is now up for download.
Jason Tate on 12/15/15 - 11:11 AM
Keith Buckley's (Every Time I Die) new novel Scale is being released as an audiobook on vinyl. It was scored by Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy and pre-orders are up now. It will begin shipping in February/March. First 500 copies will be signed by Keith. You can get 20% off by using the code "scalevinyl."

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Jason Tate on 12/15/15 - 11:07 AM
Kanye West's Yeezus is getting a cassette release. Still no word on a vinyl release.
Jason Tate on 12/15/15 - 11:04 AM
In advance of their upcoming shows together, Moving Mountains and Moneen have each covered one of the other band's songs. They're premiering over at Brooklyn Vegan, and will be available everywhere on Friday via Dine Alone Records. Moving Mountains covered "Great Escape," while Moneen covered "Armslength."

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Blake Solomon on 12/15/15 - 09:43 AM
A fan present at Nightmare of You's recent 10-year anniversary show has posted videos of the band performing "My Name is Trouble" and "I Want To Be Buried In Your Backyard." iPhone quality, be warned. Check them out in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 12/15/15 - 08:26 AM
Bryan Stars is crowdfunding a new EP of original material, which is 29% funded so far. Check out the info here.
Blake Solomon on 12/15/15 - 08:23 AM
Now, Now have begun recording their third album.

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Blake Solomon on 12/15/15 - 08:20 AM
In a statement released by the band, it was announced that Jeremy Davis is no longer a member of Paramore.
Weíve written and re-written this countless times and thereís just not a good way to put it... Jeremy is no longer going to be in the band with us. To be honest, this has been really painful. After taking time to consider how to move forward, we ultimately found that we really do believe Paramore can and should continue on. And so we will.
Eric Wilson on 12/14/15 - 07:17 PM
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Jason Tate on 12/14/15 - 06:01 PM
Twenty One Pilots' concert film Blurryface Live, will air exclusively on Palladia on January 1, at 9 PM EST. Check out the trailer in the replies.
Eric Wilson on 12/14/15 - 06:00 PM
In an effort to continue to support The Ghost Inside and the injuries sustained during the accident, Epitaph Records have announced that all the profits from the sales of any of their albums will be donated directly to the band indefinitely.
In light of this tragedy Epitaph has decided to donate all profits, from the sale of all The Ghost Inside albums worldwide, directly to the band - indefinitely. So, if you want to support The Ghost Inside, in their time of need, you can now do so by buying their music. Epitaph won't make a profit while the band silently fight to rebuild their lives. We wish them a speedy recovery and return to health.

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Eric Wilson on 12/14/15 - 05:53 PM
Before Their Eyes release another new song, called "The Positive and the Negative of Being Alone." Check it out in the replies.

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Eric Wilson on 12/14/15 - 05:39 PM
Tuxedo's (Mayer Hawthorne) new video for "Holiday Love" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/14/15 - 01:47 PM
If you head over to BadChristian, you can find a brand new Christmas EP from Emery, titled We Wish You Emery Christmas. And guess what? It's FREE.
Jake Denning on 12/14/15 - 01:31 PM
Update: The release will contain three new songs.

The Starting Line will release a new song called "Anyways" on Thursday. There's a bunch of new pre-order options you can choose from and if you order before Thursday, you'll get it autographed. This is the first new material from the band since 2007.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/14/15 - 12:41 PM
Buddy Nielsen (Senses Fail) is the newest guest on Lead Singer Syndrome, a podcast hosted by Silverstein vocalist Shane Told. They talk about sports, religion, addressing a crowd, Pure Noise Records, and more. If you're a fan of either band, this really is a must listen. You can subscribe via iTunes here, or listen over at Soundcloud.
Jake Denning on 12/14/15 - 12:29 PM
Microsoft is giving away 10 albums in the Windows Store for free.
Some of my favorites include the debut album from the charming and talented James Bay, who is up for Best New Artist and Best Rock Album, Currents from Tame Impala which I keep on repeat and is up for Best Alternative Album, and Sound and Color from Alabama Shakes, a phenomenal live band with an album so good itís in the running for six Grammys including Album of the Year.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/15 - 12:16 PM
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