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Rumor has it that Beyoncé and Jay Z are planning a national tour as co-headliners this summer. Supposedly called "The Mr. and Mrs. Carter Tour," it will run from June 13 through August 6, with eventual European dates planned as well.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/17/14 - 07:41 AM
Recent Pure Noise Records signees Brigades have released a song called "Glass Casket" from the upcoming reissue of their Crocodile Tears EP; the lyric video is in the replies. The release is out on May 6 and can be preordered here. The South Carolina pop-punk act will be supporting Hit The Lights on their Skip School, Start Fights tour.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/17/14 - 07:36 AM
Sky Ferreira released her music video for "I Blame Myself" yesterday. At the time, she wrote that it was "obviously based off of real events," referring to her 2013 arrest alongside DIIV frontman/boyfriend Zachary Cole for possession of controlled substances. Now, she's taken to Facebook to defend herself against accusations of racism in the video. Read her response in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/17/14 - 07:27 AM
In case you were wondering how much more fun Aaron Paul is having than you post-Breaking Bad wrapping up, he was on stage for Arcade Fire's Coachella-closing set last weekend. Wearing a Pope Francis costume. Check out a photo in the replies.

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Thomas Nassiff on 04/17/14 - 07:25 AM
In case you missed the Kickstarter started by Set Your Goals frontman Matt Wilson to fund his new record label and a 10-year anniversary reissue of the band's Reset EP on 10" vinyl, you can now preorder it at Calaveras Records' webstore.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/17/14 - 07:20 AM
Allison Weiss' Say What You Mean is on sale for only $4 today because it's one year old. You can stream the album in the replies and download it on No Sleep Records' Bandcamp page.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/17/14 - 07:09 AM
Hit the replies to watch Frank Turner's performance of "The Way I Tend To Be" on Ellen. The song is from his latest album Tape Deck Heart, which will be a year old in two days.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/17/14 - 07:04 AM
Check the replies for KROQ's video interview with The 1975.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 03:59 PM
Fall Out Boy have posted a "one year anniversary" video for Save Rock and Roll. Check the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 03:38 PM
France has dropped the anti-discrimination case against Bob Dylan.
Now that the five-month investigation into Dylan's case has been closed, the same charges he faced have been brought against Rolling Stone France publisher Michael Birnbaum, who faces up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of €45,000 ($62,000) for publishing the remarks. Neither his lawyer nor representatives from the U.S. edition of Rolling Stone gave comments to the Wall Street Journal.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 03:29 PM
Fun. are getting back to work on a new album.
"It's weird to talk about this, but it is interesting when you look at a song like 'Some Nights.' I remember when writing it, the thought was, 'No one’s gonna understand this. This isn't gonna happen. And this is the last chance, and then I gotta go get a real job,'" he said. "The first song on this new album is like the opposite of that, lyrically. You know, 'You got what you wished for. What the fuck are you wishing for now?'
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 02:26 PM
You can stream Bruce Springsteen's new Record Store Day tune "Hurry Up Sundown" over at NPR.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 02:25 PM
Revelation Records will be re-releasing Soul Search's 2013 7” EP Nothing But A Nightmare -- which was originally released on Back To Back Records and soon out of print. This version has been remixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues), remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and will be presented with brand new artwork. Look for a release later in 2014 along with the band's debut LP on Revelation.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 12:54 PM
Brenden Kelly, of The Lawrence Arms, reflects on the last six-years of blogging.
As for things I’ve learned that aren’t about the craft of writing: Don’t say shit that’s controversial or antagonistic unless you’re sure you mean it or you REALLY don’t care. The internet is full of trolls and all they want to do is hurt people who make stuff (even stuff as inconsequential as a dumb blog or thought catalog listicle). That’s just their general MO. If you insult something they like, watch the fuck out.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:53 AM
Music attorney Lee Phillips believes that labels made a mistake by not doing a deal with Napster. Hindsight is twenty-twenty and all that -- but the article raises some good points.
“The labels will pay anything to keep prestige acts,” he says, pointing to his recent handling of negotiations on behalf of Barbra Streisand to re-sign with Columbia Records. “But there are only a handful of artists in that category. In signing new acts, it’s not only about talent, but what kind of following you bring to the table. That’s why labels have started signing these 360 deals. Since they’re not making money from albums sales, they want a piece of touring, publishing merchandising and endorsements.”
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:49 AM
Check the replies for a video interview with Nas discussing his doubts about how his classic, Illmatic, would be received.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:44 AM
Watch the slightly NSFW video for No Machine's (members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Happy Body Slow Brain, NK) new song, "No Machine," in the replies. You can also stream and download the song via their SoundCloud.
Sean Rizzo on 04/16/14 - 11:30 AM
Tancred's first record is available for pre-order on vinyl via No Sleep.

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Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:11 AM
Emery has surpassed their $50,000 goal to fund their new album, You Were Never Alone. The band has added some new packages if you're still interested in contributing.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:09 AM
Adeline Records has signed The Restless Hearts from Oakland, CA.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:05 AM
You Me at Six will be postponing their North American tour.
Following more than a year of straight touring, Josh is suffering from vocal exhaustion and is under doctor’s orders to rest his vocal cords for a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Matt, Max, Chris, Dan, and of course, Josh, are therefore sorry and disappointed to announce the unavoidable postponement of their upcoming North America Tour, which was due to start in LA on April 21st. Given Josh’s need for rest, the band is unable to perform at the high energy level for which they’re known.

ALL VIP & GA tickets for the tour will be valid for the rescheduled shows, which will now run from September 15th through October 20th. The new shows...
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:03 AM
The Hell have signed to Prosthetic Records.

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Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 11:00 AM
Bayside will be releasing a "Time has Come" 7" for Record Store Day this year.
Bayside's Time Has Come 7" includes their latest single "Time Has Come" off the new album Cult on Side A and the RSD exclusive track "Indiana" on Side B. The pressing is limited to 500 on Opaque Pink vinyl.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:57 AM
Tim Hirsh, writing for EDM.com, has written an article on why Outkast "flopped" at Coachella -- placing the blame on (you should have guessed) EDM.
We all like to party and dance around. But now a great deal of people that come out to festivals have an expectation of immediately accessible music. You could have wandered into Dillon Francis’s Coachella set without knowing a single song and absolutely loved it. EDM, in a live setting, has a way of being instantly entertaining – and here’s the kicker – in a way lyrical, 90s-style hip hop really has no chance at matching. When you’re accustomed to thousands of perfectly synced strobe lights and the energy-building peaks and valleys of a...
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:55 AM
This is the Morrissey song title generator we deserve.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:41 AM
Coca-Cola's head of global entertainment recently sat down with Billboard to talk about their music strategy.
I think the payoff is it allows us to have another sensory experience for the brand. The vision is to have the same expression through music where people can find that happiness, that uplift, that positivity through music, through a Coke Spotify page, through something we’re doing on our web site, through one of the experiences we’re creating around the world. It's creating that consistent experience around music that brings to life our brand and what the brand means.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:40 AM
Bridge Nine has signed R.A.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:36 AM
Converge's video for "All We Love We Leave Behind" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:32 AM
Jimmy Eat World have announced a few tour dates in May.
Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:29 AM
The Downtown Fiction's lyric (why?) video for "Kiss My Friends" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/16/14 - 10:27 AM
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