Lights made a children's book for her niece who was born with rare Apert Syndrome. You can download it here.
Over the holidays I made my little toddler niece, Fern, who was born with rare Apert Syndrome, a book about a little girl with Apert. I wanted her to have some reading material that featured a person with four digit hands, surgery scars, a hearing aid and ortho boots (to name a few of things she will be raised dealing with) because there are pretty much no books that she can relate to on that level. If any little one you know of has Apert Syndrome, pass it on to their fam.
Eric Wilson on 02/02/16 - 12:52 PM
Misterwives' lyric video for "Hurricane" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/02/16 - 12:40 PM
Two Inch Astronaut's new album can be streamed over on Billboard.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/02/16 - 11:36 AM
Hit the replies to check out The Starting Line's new video for "Anyways."
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/02/16 - 11:21 AM
Teen Agers will be releasing a new EP titled Young Gods in March via Smartpunk. Today we are streaming the Florida punk's new song "No Shadows" in the replies. It's reminiscent of The Get Up Kids, The Menzingers, and the like. Check out the new song and EP track listing in the replies and pre-order it afterwards.
Drew Beringer on 02/02/16 - 11:19 AM
Noisey has posted The Complete Oral History of American Football.
American Football’s origins can be traced to the humble Chicago suburb of Wheeling, Illinois where Mike Kinsella and Steve Holmes grew up playing in bands and learning to play guitar while Steve Lamos was playing horn instruments in polka bands with his father in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.

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Blake Solomon on 02/02/16 - 10:50 AM
Teen Suicide will release It's The Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir The Honeypot (a 26-song double LP) on April 1st via Run For Cover Records. Check out the video for the new song "Alex" in the replies. (via Paper) The band will also be joining the mewithoutYou and Say Anything tour this April.

1. Living Proof
2. The Big Joyous Celebration
3. Alex
4. Violets
5. Obvious Love
6. It’s Just a Pop Song
7. V.I.P.
8. Wild Thing Runs Free
9. Bright Blue Pickup Truck
10. Big Mistake
11. What You Want
13. Neighborhood Drug Dealer
14. Have a Conversation
15. Beauty
16. Pavement
17. America
18. Devotion
19. The Things I Love Are Killing Me
20. Falling Out Of...
Blake Solomon on 02/02/16 - 10:36 AM
Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino has written an essay about sexism in the music industry, about everything from journalists to online trolls. Check it out via the Lenny Letter.
Did anyone call The Beatles “whiny babies” for singing the lyrics “This boy wants you back again”? Did anyone call them “desperate” or “needy” for singing “Oh please say to me / You’ll let me be your man / And please say to me / You’ll let me hold your hand”?
Blake Solomon on 02/02/16 - 10:09 AM
A group of children have released a cover of Slipknot's song "Duality." If I had a nickel! Check it out in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 02/02/16 - 09:06 AM
Sparrow Sleeps released an album of NOFX lullabies this morning called Good Night and Thanks For the Snooze. Check it out here.

01 - What's the Matter With Parents Today?
02 - Jeff Wears Birkenstocks
03 - Don't Call Me White
04 - She's Nubs
05 - Stickin In My Eye
06 - Philthy Phil Philanthropist
07 - Bob
08 - I Am An Alcoholic
09 - Dinosaurs Will Die
10 - Linoleum
Blake Solomon on 02/02/16 - 09:03 AM
Last week we told you about a strangely intrusive bill being proposed in Philadelphia to essentially make musicians "register" before they could play shows in the city. That bill has now been removed from legislative consideration. So here's at least one good political story for today.

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Blake Solomon on 02/02/16 - 09:01 AM
A live video of GlassJAw performing a new song, referred to on the setlist as "Shira," can be seen in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 02/02/16 - 08:56 AM
Drake is appearing in a T-Mobile ad during the Super Bowl in which he accepts changes to "Hotline Bling" at the suggestion of corporate executives. Watch in the replies, and wonder with me: is meta commentary for a company any better than flat out selling your art?
Ryan Dennehy on 02/02/16 - 08:53 AM
This past weekend, I attended the Radio 104.5 Winter Jam in Philadelphia, where Summer Scouts and Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness brought house down on an unseasonably warm winter afternoon. Hit the replies to read my review of the show and check out the gallery of photos I took at the festival.
Craig Ismaili on 02/02/16 - 07:58 AM
Rosedale is the brainchild of Toronto musician Mike Liorti. Despite being a solo project, the music incorporates a full-band sound akin to Relient K, All Time Low and Boxcar Racer. Head to the replies to stream a new song titled "Breakin' Me Down." The track will appear on Rosedale's self-titled album, which will be self-released on February 23rd.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/02/16 - 07:20 AM
Update #2: The Iowa Democratic Party has indeed confirmed Hilary Clinton as the winner of the Iowa Caucuses, with 23 delegates over Sanders' 21.

Update: Hilary Clinton has declared victory, but it is still not yet official with a razor-thin margin between her and Bernie Sanders with 99% reporting in.

Ted Cruz has won the Iowa Caucuses with 28% of the vote (to Trump's 25%). Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton are currently neck and neck with 91% of the precincts voting in.
Blake Solomon on 02/01/16 - 09:02 PM
The Artery Foundation/Artery Recordings owner Eric Rushing has launched a full-service studio in Sacramento, dubbed Gold Standard Sounds.
After 20 years in the music industry I'm extremely excited to open a state of the art recording studio in my hometown. Not only did I open this studio so that that bands could record music but I created a really cool environment for writing sessions, video sessions and listening parties. This will be a great addition for the label and management company that we have built on a local and national level. GSS showcases the only SSL Console in town and with a big LA studio vibe.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/01/16 - 08:46 PM
Young the Giant are wrapping up recording for their third album.
Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 08:34 PM
Future just dropped Purple Reign a few weeks back, but apparently he's already got another one coming this friday: DJ Khaled announced on Snapchat alongside Future himself that he will be premiering a new Future album on his We The Best radio show debut on Apple Music. The show will air at 8 PM EST on Friday.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/01/16 - 03:48 PM
Starting today, Palladia is relaunching as MTV Live, in an effort to bring more music back to MTV.
Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 03:39 PM
Trevor Powers, the man behind Youth Lagoon has decided to retire the moniker.
"...(Youth Lagoon's three albums) occupy a certain isolated and solitary spectrum. It is a space I no longer inhabit, nor want to inhabit."
Blake Solomon on 02/01/16 - 02:33 PM
Noel Gallagher is currently in the studio working on his third High Flying Birds LP.
Gallagher has a clear goal in mind for his third High Flying Birds LP. "I'm doing some stuff that, this time in particular, will get really, properly ignored in America," he says. "I don't just mean ignored like the rest of 'em. I mean properly ignored. That's what I'm aiming for: total, total anonymity. I'm sick and tired of being in New York and being pestered by one person a month. That's gotta f-----g stop."
Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 02:30 PM
Brian Dales of The Summer Set writes about the band's new album, Stories For Monday.
With Legendary, we were given a small taste of the "big leagues," the finer things, and the radio, and then bad timing led to the radio pulling the rug out from under us. Nothing we could do, but I knew I wanted more, so I put so much pressure on myself to write a bigger, better song. I felt trapped, and started avoiding making a new album by running away from it entirely.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/01/16 - 01:53 PM
Walk The Moon have announced a new summer tour, with special guest MisterWives. Hit the replies to check out the dates.
Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 12:00 PM
FIDLAR's video for "Why Generation" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/01/16 - 11:46 AM
Adam Young of Owl City will be releasing a score every month based on his interpretation of stories that mean something to him. His first, Apollo 11, is available on Apple Music and Spotify.
If there is a historical event I wish I could've witnessed more than any other, it may well be the events that took place during July 16-24, 1969. Men went to the moon, returned to Earth, and history changed forever. For as long as I can remember, I've marveled at the story of the Apollo 11 mission, and the older I get, the more inspired I feel. In the history of mankind, perhaps no other technological leap forward symbolizes the same imagination, humanity and wonder quite like the Apollo 11...
Joe DeAndrea on 02/01/16 - 11:44 AM
Hit the replies to check out Carly Rae Jepsen performing "All I Need is an Angel" from Grease: Live.
Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 11:37 AM
Panic! at the Disco will be on the Ellen Degeneres show this Friday.
Jason Tate on 02/01/16 - 11:35 AM
The RIAA's rules for gold and platinum certifications have changed, with the organization now including streams towards the units necessary to achieve certification. Similar to Billboard/Nielson's methods of counting sales, 1,500 streams will equate to ten track sales and thus an album sale. The result is that 17 albums have now hit a new certification today, including Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly being certified platinum. Check out the full list of newly certified albums in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/01/16 - 11:17 AM
Looks like Audio Karate is up to something. Their newly created Instagram account has "2016" in the bio.
Blake Solomon on 02/01/16 - 11:05 AM
According to fans, Glassjaw debuted six new songs a couple nights ago in London at a 120 cap venue.

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Blake Solomon on 02/01/16 - 11:02 AM
Every Time I Die have posted an update about the writing for their new album on Twitter.
10 song skeletons in less than 2 weeks. writing productivity hasn't been this fast/easy since Hot Damn. at this pace, expect a 62 song album

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Blake Solomon on 02/01/16 - 11:00 AM
Hit the replies to check out a video interview of Frank Zummo talking about the new Sum 41 album, along with the band's plans for 2016.
Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 10:45 AM
Sum 41, Sleeping with Sirens, Reel Big Fish, Crown The Empire, State Champs, and more are set to play Alaska Warped Tour.

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Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 10:39 AM
Charlie Simpson's new band Once Upon a Dead Man will release their debut record, Concepts and Phenomena, on April 1st.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/01/16 - 10:29 AM
Jarrod Alonge is crowd-funding his second release, a Sunrise Skater Kids EP, and has released the first single, which is a medley of various pop punk songs. Hit the replies to check it out.

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Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 10:26 AM
Busted are finished recording their third full-length.
Joe DeAndrea on 02/01/16 - 10:24 AM
The White Noise will release their debut EP, Aren't You Glad?, on February 26th.

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Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 10:16 AM
Tides of Man have announced their U.S. tour for 2016 with special guests Icarus the Owl, Covet (with Yvette Young) and Kodiac. Hit the replies to check out the dates.

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Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 10:05 AM
The Matches have announced four shows celebrating the 10th anniversary of Decomposer. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/01/16 - 09:49 AM
Hit the replies to check out a new Asking Alexandria song/video called "The Black."
Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 09:34 AM
John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday) is on the Washed Up Emo podcast this week.

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Blake Solomon on 02/01/16 - 09:00 AM
Smashing Pumpkins have announced an acoustic tour this spring with Liz Phair opening.

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Blake Solomon on 02/01/16 - 08:59 AM
Tickets for Kanye West's live-streaming premiere of Waves are now available. The event will be available in over 20 countries and many movie theaters around the US.
Blake Solomon on 02/01/16 - 08:56 AM
Hit the replies to check out Luke Holland of The Word Alive doing a drum play through of the band's latest singled "Trapped."
Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 08:47 AM
A video of Andrew Tkaczyk from The Ghost Inside has been posted, discussing the crash and rehabilitation process. You can view it in the replies.

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Eric Wilson on 02/01/16 - 08:41 AM
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