I posted up some thoughts after my first listen of The Wonder Years' new album, The Greatest Generation. Check back on Monday when we debut a song from the album and the band comes by to chat.
See, I never really felt like I got this band before. I liked a bunch of their songs. I got why kids were relating with the lyrics. I understood the passion and the excitement. But there was never an it moment that cemented for me that this was anything special. It was good, it was fun, but with all the excitement I was seeing from other fans online Ö Iíd always go back and re-listen to the albums hoping that I was missing something. That after this listen I would fully get why everyone was so...
Jason Tate on 03/23/13 - 01:15 PM
Rock Sound has the first review of the new Paramore album in their upcoming issue. They like it.
Having barely set foot in front of an audience for the past two years, let alone in front of a camera, the band's self-titled fourth album quickly reveals that in re-emerging, Paramore have done so in a very, very different form. Where its predecessor perfectly captured a period of frustration and resentment - the result of which was an angry, bitter collection of songs that clattered and snarled in equal measure - 'Paramore' is a very much the sound of a happier, more comfortable band. Bathed in subtle synths and sprinkled with pinches of electronica, songs such as the aforementioned opener...
Jason Tate on 03/23/13 - 01:07 PM
A crazed fan sent Jared Leto (30 Seconds To Mars) an actual human ear through the mail.
Someone cut their ear off once and sent it to me, that was very strange. A whole ear. The Van Gogh move. The note just said, 'Are you listening?'. I never knew who it was, who's missing their ear out there." Asked what he did with the gruesome gift, meanwhile, he jokingly replied: "I poked a hole in it and wore it as a necklace" and then added: "Just don't put your entire body in a case and send it to us.

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Jason Tate on 03/23/13 - 12:46 PM
The Contortionist's singer has left the band.
Music has always been one of my passions and that's what drew me to this band in the first place. The music comes first, and I know that the talent of the band will rise above this member change and they will find a new arrangement that will blow your minds.

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Jason Tate on 03/23/13 - 12:38 PM
Sigur Ros' performed their new track "Kveikur," off their upcoming album of the same name, on Jimmy Fallon.

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Jason Tate on 03/23/13 - 12:30 PM
Veara's new album is titled Growing Up Is Killing Me and is due out this summer.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/23/13 - 11:18 AM
10 more bands have been added to the Warped Tour. Head to the replies for the list.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/23/13 - 08:22 AM
Check out the replies for this week's Hardcore Music Round-Up. If you missed last week's, head here.
Dre Okorley on 03/23/13 - 08:16 AM
At last night's show, Mike Kensella said that there will be a new Owen record in June. The World is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die also said that they would be releasing a new album in June.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 03/23/13 - 07:30 AM
It appears that Zac Farro (ex-Paramore) may be playing with Relient K as the band prepares to head to Australia. This seems very possible with Novel American going on the backburner.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/23/13 - 07:25 AM
Did you miss any of the popular album reviews around the website last week?

Popular Album Reviews
1) Cartel - Collider by Ryan Gardner (85%)
2) Story So Far, The - What You Don't See by Blake Solomon (85%)
3) Silverstein - This Is How The Wind... by Drew Beringer (80%)
4) Off With Their Heads - Home by Scott Weber (74%)
5) Josh Rouse - The Happiness Waltz by Gregory Robson (88%)
6) Tilian - Material Me by thekazeblade (91%)
7) Nomads - Nomads by cascadecrash (53%)
8) Lower Than Atlantis - Changing Tune by GetUpAndrew (88%)
9) Hundredth - Revolt EP by HeadUpKid (84%)
10) Picture Perfect - Face The Facts by herbienay (69%)

Check out all the reviews here.
Jason Tate on 03/23/13 - 07:00 AM
Head to the replies to discuss this week in comedy.
Cody Nelson on 03/23/13 - 06:18 AM
A few foreign CD distributors have a track listing for Fall Out Boy's Save Rock and Roll. From what we know so far, it seems pretty legit.

Track Listing
01) The Phoenix
02) My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)
03) Alone Together
04) Where Did the Party Go
05) Just One Yesterday
06) The Mighty Fall (Feat. Big Sean)
07) Miss Missing You
08) Death Valley
09) Young Volcanoes
10) Rat a Tat (Feat. Courtney Love)
11) Save Rock and Roll (Feat. Elton John)
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/23/13 - 05:53 AM
Jason Tate on 03/23/13 - 05:00 AM
City and Colour's new song, "Of Space and Time," is available to download for free for a limited time here.

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Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 11:46 PM
Breathe Carolina has named its upcoming album Savages.

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Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 11:39 PM
Looks like Jonny Craig has hit his Indie GoGo goal.

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Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 11:37 PM
Pete (Fall Out Boy) updated his blog with some more information about the band's choice for their new album cover and a plea not to pit the band members against each other (cough*NeonChrist*cough).
1. if you are a fan of this band- please donít pit us against each other. however you feel about patrick i feel it x a million. that was one of the things that led to us taking time off- we felt as though some of the base and media pit us against each other. were a team. we fight for the user.

2. Iíve had a few people in my timeline bugging out about me not sticking around after shows. last year i got a threat during a post show hang. i donít feel comfortable or safe sticking around areas...
Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 09:59 PM
Doesn't look like Novel American (ex-Paramore) will be releasing music anytime soon.
I hoped that there would be more, but nothingís really taking shape so thatís why Iíve been focusing more on this. We looked for a singer for about a year and a half and we tried some people but nothing really clicked. I wouldnít say itís never going to happen, but Iíd say it will just take more time.

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Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 09:52 PM
My Chemical Romance are breaking up.
Being in this band for the past 12 years has been a true blessing. We've gotten to go places we never knew we would. We've been able to see and experience things we never imagined possible. We've shared the stage with people we admire, people we look up to, and best of all, our friends. And now, like all great things, it has come time for it to end. Thanks for all of your support, and for being part of the adventure.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/22/13 - 08:01 PM
Killer Mike has revealed that he is currently working with El-P for R.A.P. Music II, the follow up to 2012's excellent R.A.P. Music. He also says he has enlisted beat maker Harry Fraud to help out with production for I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind IV. Mike says both albums should be "finished and ready for 2014."
Jake Jenkins on 03/22/13 - 06:48 PM
Feeling under the weather or having a chill at-home night? Join us in our turntable room, and we'll spin some tunes.
Cody Nelson on 03/22/13 - 06:46 PM
Hands Like Houses will be recording their new album with James Paul Wisner.

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Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 04:08 PM
Morning Glory's music video for "Born to December" can be seen in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 03/22/13 - 03:20 PM
Face to Face and Teenage Bottlerocket will be playing a few shows together starting next month. Dates are in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 03/22/13 - 03:15 PM
Super Happy Fun Club (ex-Lucky Boys Confusion) will release All Funned Up!! on June 4th.
It's all finally happening!! Two years in the making! My new(ish) band, Super Happy Fun Club is releasing our sophomore record - "All Funned Up"!!! Needless to say I am extremely excited about it - it's the best pop rock record I've been a part of since Throwing the Game. Thematically/lyrically I was able to get out a lot of the emotional hardships I was carrying around from 2012. It was great being able to vent about Joe passing away and how hard my divorce was. I hope people are going to be able to listen to this album as a whole - relate to the conflict, pump their fists to the anthemic choruses...
Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 03:00 PM
Head to the replies to stream a new Schoolboy Q song titled "Yay Yay."
Jake Jenkins on 03/22/13 - 02:59 PM
Stream Mountain Sounds' debut album here.
Christian Wagner on 03/22/13 - 02:38 PM
Barely Blind will enter the studio this May with Pierre de Reeder (Rilo Kiley, Death Cab For Cutie, Vampire Weekend) at Kingsize North in North Hollywood to begin tracking songs for their follow up to Wilder Child of a Thousand Suns. The band is raising funds for the recording with these limited edition baseball tee's found here.
Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 02:37 PM
PropertyOfZack has posted a matchup guide and analysis for its "Forlorn 4" round here. You can vote here.
Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 02:35 PM
Apparently, The National's upcoming new record, Trouble Will Finds Me, will include appearances from Sufjan Stevens, Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry, Annie Clark (St. Vincent), and Sharon Van Etten.
Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 02:26 PM
In honor of Record Store Day, Pirates Press Records, Longshot Music, Contra Records, Randale Records, Oi! The Boat Records, and Rebellion Records have teamed up to launch a year-long, weekly 7" record subscription called Under 1 Flag. More info can be found here and in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/22/13 - 01:44 PM
Street Dogs posted the stream to their upcoming 7" Crooked Drunken Sons which is being released through Pirates Press Records. You can pre-order it here. You can listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/22/13 - 01:33 PM
The new Queens of the Stone Age album is titled ...Like Clockwork and will be out in June. If you refresh the band's website, you can hear some clips. The new logo (or maybe album cover), which is in the replies, has got to piss off Underoath.

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Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 01:27 PM
Fall Out Boy will be on the cover of the next RockSound issue. On stands March 27th.
Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 12:31 PM
PropertyOfZack is streaming an unreleased Miracle of 86 demo, titled "Sweet Helmet, Olerud," here.
Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 12:04 PM
Frameworks are offering a free download of their new EP, Small Victories, this weekend. If you need any convincing, read Jason's review. Check their upcoming tour dates in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/22/13 - 12:02 PM
Mark Rose's Daytrotter session is up now. It includes a cover of Metallica's "Enter Sandman."
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/22/13 - 12:00 PM
Gideon, Thick As Blood, and Sworn In are going on tour. Dates and admat are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/22/13 - 11:58 AM
The 7th annual Summer Slaughter Tour will feature The Dillinger Escape Plan, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation and more. The full line-up can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/22/13 - 11:43 AM
The Exposed released a video for "Sleeping's A Waste Of My Youth." You can watch it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/22/13 - 11:10 AM
PureVolume has released a new live video of Anthony Green here. He's the first artist to collaborate with Eye Level, a brand new series from Take Part TV. Each episode features a different artist and their cause of choice - Anthony chose to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - and PV has the exclusive first look.
Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 11:02 AM
The entire John Mayer Google+ video feed can be found in the replies. It includes a performance of a new song, "Dear Marie," (no word if he wants to be counted in). John will also be on the cover of the next Billboard magazine.
Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 10:52 AM
Senses Fail will be chatting on the site this Sunday, March 24th, at 7 PM EST. Chat about the band's upcoming new album, Renacer, the band's upcoming tour, and more.
Drew Beringer on 03/22/13 - 10:08 AM
E for Explosion posted a cover of Motion City Soundtrack's "Everything Is Alright" -- check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/22/13 - 10:01 AM
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