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Thrice will be playing this Hevy Fest this year. This will be the band's only UK show this year.

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Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 03:20 PM
The 87th Oscars begin tonight at 4pm PST on ABC. Like the Grammys' we're creating an open thread here on the homepage to talk about the awards, the winners, and all of that jazz. All of the nominees can be found here.
Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 03:11 PM
Armor For Sleep's What To Do When You Are Dead was released ten years ago today.
Ryan Gardner on 02/22/15 - 02:30 PM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Kyle HuntingtonMake sure you check out Platonick Dive's new album Overflow which was released this week. A Post Rock/Electronic record for fans of The American Dollar and 65daysofstatic, it's cool, ethereal and brilliant. Come listen and join us in the thread.
Lueda Alia Cedar Boulevard's new EP makes me wish it was summer. It reminds me of everything I loved about our scene in the early 2000s.
Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 02:00 AM
Nate Ruess' new video has made its way to Tumblr a little early. What do you think?
Jason Tate on 02/21/15 - 08:25 PM
A new Armors' song called "Old House" is in the replies. The band has a show tonight in Bakersfield at B-Ryders with Night Riots and on March 9th with Conway at The Satellite in Los Angeles.
Ryan Gardner on 02/21/15 - 10:23 AM
A new LA84 song called "So So Happy" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/21/15 - 10:08 AM
Check out The Kickdrums' remix of From Indian Lakes' "Sleeping Limbs" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/21/15 - 10:06 AM
Scarlett Johansson is not a stranger to the music world and now she has formed a group that is "super-pop" with Este Haim (Haim), Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julie Haltigan called The Singles. The first track "Candy" was produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) and will be released on his Federal Prism label, you can also hear it in the replies.
"The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls," Johansson said in a press release. "I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go's. I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke."
Kyle Huntington on 02/21/15 - 08:31 AM
Of Mice & Men's new song "Never Giving Up" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 04:53 PM
FACT's new video for "wait" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:55 AM
The Black and the White, featuring Julio Tavarez and Cliff Sarcona from As Tall as Lions, have posted their new song "Torn Up" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:50 AM
Starbucks will stop selling CDs.
"We will stop selling physical CDs in our stores at the end of March," a rep for the Seattle-based company tells Billboard, adding: "Starbucks continually seeks to redefine the experience in our retail stores to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Music will remain a key component of our coffeehouse and retail experience, however we will continue to evolve the format of our music offerings to ensure we're offering relevant options for our customers. As a leader in music curation, we will continue to strive to select unique and compelling artists from a broad range of genres we think will resonate with our customers."
Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:44 AM
Pet Symmetry will release their debut album Pets Hounds on May 19th. Hit the replies to stream a new song.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:42 AM
Another day, another teaser from Nate Ruess about his upcoming debut solo single "Nothing Without Love." There's a 15-second clip in the replies, and whereas the first clip featured Ruess' vocals on their own, this one is just instrumentals.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/20/15 - 11:06 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online -- this page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:00 AM
Christopher Murray of Illuminate Me has started a petition to stop Facebook from forcing bands to pay to reach their followers. More than 11,000 supporters have signed it in less than a day.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/20/15 - 09:39 AM
Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) has a memoir called Girl in a Band out Februrary 24th, and a new excerpt has been shared in which Gordon claims Lana Del Rey "doesnít even know what feminism is" among other harsh words:
"Today we have someone like Lana Del Rey, who doesnít even know what feminism is, who believes women can do whatever they want, which, in her world, tilts toward self-destruction, whether itís sleeping with gross old men or getting gang raped by bikers. Equal pay and equal rights would be nice. Naturally, itís just a persona. If she really truly believes itís beautiful when young musicians go out on a hot flame of drugs and depression, why doesnít she just off herself?"
Ryan Dennehy on 02/20/15 - 08:38 AM
CHVRCHES have a new collaborative single called "Tether" with DJ Eric Prydz (though it's mostly just a remix of the The Bones of What You Believe highlight of the same name) and have shared the video for the song. Watch it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/20/15 - 08:33 AM
Kanye West made an appearance on The Breakfast Club today, where he said his album is "80% done," will be a suprise release, and be "cookout music." He also commented on Beck (saying he has been meaning to call him about the Grammys), and the recent drama between Tyga, Amber Rose, and the Kardashian family.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/20/15 - 08:28 AM
Bad Religion will be touring across Canada in June with Plague Vendor. The band's full 2015 tour schedule can be found in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 02/19/15 - 10:42 PM
Harris Wittels, co-executive producer and writer on Parks and Recreation, passed away in Los Angeles on Thursday. Harris also once posted here on the website and was a big Alkaline Trio fan.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 10:25 PM
Hit the replies to see the video for Fall Out Boy's UK single "Irresistible."
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 10:14 PM
Real Friends have released a half-hour documentary titled Moving Forward. You can watch it in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/19/15 - 06:00 PM
You, Me, and Everyone We Know's Ben Liebsch will be chatting in this thread at 6pm EST/3pm PST. Come talk to him about the band's upcoming tour Have Mercy, Weatherbox and Head North, the new EP, Dogged, and anything else you'd like to know. You may even win tickets to an upcoming show.

Update: The chat is over. Thanks to Ben for hanging out.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/19/15 - 03:43 PM
Last week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast focused a lot on Brand New ... this week's is all about the better band: Shone! Ok, not really. But we do touch a little on the marketing strategies of a variety of bands and when and where "viral" marketing actually makes sense. We also look at if we think Jesse Lacey could parlay his band's success into a solo career and what that might sound like. We then have a good discussion on Zane Lowe joining Apple and what that could mean for the music industry, Apple's products and services, and the ramifications on how we consume music. This was a fun one. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.

Want to make sure you never miss...
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 03:18 PM
"I only wanted you for the tension."
Staff ReviewsAtlas At Last - A Composition Of Functions (Zac Djamoos)
Attik Door - Never in Agreement (Craig Manning)
Zac Djamoos on 02/19/15 - 01:41 PM
You can check out State Champs' new video for "If I'm Lucky" after the jump (via AltPress). The video was directed by Kyle Thrash.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/19/15 - 01:30 PM
The instantly meme-worthy single cover for Nate Ruess' new song can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 01:28 PM
Max Schneider's new video for "Puppeteer" can be found in the replies. The album will be out on DCD2.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 01:06 PM
Hit the replies to see Fall Out Boy behind the scenes of their Pepsi commercial shoot.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 11:27 AM
Italian group Platonick Dive released their fantastic new album Overflow this week via Black Candy Records and you can now stream it in the replies. A brilliant combination of experimental electronic music fused with their post-rock influences and sensibilities produces a haunting and ethereal record which has drawn comparisons to the likes of The American Dollar and 65daysofstatic. Check it out now.
Kyle Huntington on 02/19/15 - 11:20 AM
Verses Narrow new song "Slow Dissolve" is currently streaming on Bandcamp and in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 11:09 AM
Me vs Hero are breaking up. They've announced their last shows.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 11:06 AM
S. Carey's new video for "Neverending Fountain" can be seen here.

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Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 11:05 AM
Hit the replies to see Bring Me The Horizon performing "Drown" live at Wembley Arena. The rest of the footage will be released on their 2CD/DVD.

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Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 11:04 AM
Tegan & Sara are writing with Carly Rae Jepsen.

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Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 11:02 AM
CHVRCHES' cover of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me A River" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 11:00 AM
Hit the replies to stream Swimmers' new song "Silver Bullet."
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 10:59 AM
Sleater-Kinney's video for "A New Wave" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 10:57 AM
Hunter Moore has pleaded guilty to hacking and ID theft.
The charges each carry a maximum penalty of two to five years in jail, though Moore will not be sentenced until a later date.
Jason Tate on 02/19/15 - 10:56 AM
A new Daisyhead song called "East Bend" is streaming at Substream. The Smallest Light comes out March 3rd via No Sleep Records.
Ryan Gardner on 02/19/15 - 10:16 AM
Delightful electro-pop duo Great Good Fine Ok have premiered another burst of falsetto-fueled joy from their forthcoming 2M2H EP, titled "Without You". Stream it in the replies.
Garett Press on 02/19/15 - 09:15 AM
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