You can stream Modern Life Is War's stellar new album, Fever Hunting, in its entirety over at Pitchfork. You can also pre-order the album here via Deathwish. A free download of the album comes immediately with each pre-order as well.
Former Misfits guitarist Doyle has released his debut solo album, Abominator, via his own Monsterman Records. It's available digitally now, with CD and vinyl due out in October. Head to the replies to listen to the title track.
Hear a new Touché Amoré song entitled "Just Exist" on Pitchfork - this is the first track from their upcoming full-length, Is Survived By, due September 24 from Deathwish. If you pre-order the album on iTunes, you get this track instantly. Other pre-orders are coming soon.
Emblem3's new album, Nothing To Lose, comes out this Tuesday and includes some tracks written by Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls), Jack Antonoff (fun.), Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte), Bruno Mars, and Nick Bailey and Ryan Ogren (Over It). You can stream the record here.
Last night, Ben UFO dropped "Kool FM," a new song from Four Tet's upcoming Beautiful Rewind album, on Rinse FM. Check out the whole set here, and stream the song in the replies via YouTube. Beautiful Rewind is out "soon" via Four Tet's own Text label.
After the whole "boycotting Spotify" thing, Forbes took a look at the math behind Spotify royalties and came to the conclusion that they're better than terrestrial radio -- in fact about 16 times better. They also get a little cynical at the news that Thom and Atoms for Peace have helped launch a new live music streaming service just a few days after criticising Spotify, but I'm more interested in if we should be comparing streaming services to radio plays or purchased rates. Given that you don't "own" the music you stream, I'm more inclined to side with the idea that it's closer to a radio play (and should be compensated as such), but I think those rates need to be higher as well....