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Choke Up will release their debut full-length, Black Coffee, Bad Habits, via Black Numbers on February 3. The band takes cues from acts like Hot Water Music, as BrooklynVegan pointed out when they streamed their first single "Thicket And Vine," but I also hear a fair amount of newer-school gruff-punk-ish emo like Captain, We're Sinking in the song we're debuting today, titled "KC." Check it out in the replies, and if you dig it, you can pre-order Black Coffee, Bad Habits via the Black Numbers webstore.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/08/15 - 09:39 AM
Progressive indie alt rockers The Dirty Jacks dropped their new EP, All Part of the Plan, on Tuesday. You can watch the Maryland-based group's new music video "God I Never Felt This Nice" in the replies, where you can also stream the EP. Their unique sound might appeal to fans of Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Incubus or Glassjaw.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/08/15 - 08:43 AM
Hit the replies to stream a new Action Bronson track titled "Actin Crazy." The song was produced by Drake's right-hand man Noah "40" Shebib and comes from Bronson's major label debut Mr. Wonderful, due out March 24th.
Jake Jenkins on 01/07/15 - 09:46 PM
Cleveland RnB/jazz/rock/neo-soul multi-instrumentalist Marcus Alan Ward can be seen here in the latest episode of Vanice Alexander's ongoing web series Finding Cleveland. He will also be hitting the road with Gosh Pith starting tomorrow for a short string of dates in the Midwest, which you can check out in the replies. Be sure to download his superb debut album from last year, Last Night I Grew Tentacles for free/pay what you want.

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Jake Jenkins on 01/07/15 - 07:32 PM
Another week, another wave of warped bands announced. This week's announcements are Being As An Ocean, Born Cages, Rotting Out and While She Sleeps.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/15 - 05:12 PM
State Champs will release their follow up to 2013's The Finer Things later this year.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/15 - 01:34 PM
Noel Gallagher talks to NME about the state of the music industry.
The artist used to drive the industry, but the industry reacted to Britpop, or whatever it was. And now bands go to the industry and go, 'What is it you want again? OK, I can do that.' But when we all came along Ė and it wasn't by design, it was completely accidental Ė the industry took a step back and was like, 'What the fuck is this? These people are all drug addicts and maniacs, they're gonna fuck the fucking share prices up! We need to get rid of these people!'" "If Oasis were starting tomorrow we would have nowhere near the impact, because you're judged instantly on your first gig, and then Radio 1 will judge you on...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 01:00 PM
Pentimento are the latest band to appear on Punks in Vegas "Stripped Down Sessions."

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Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:56 PM
You, Me & Everyone We Know's new EP Dogged is up for preorder.

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Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:54 PM
Amy Davidson, writing for The New Yorker:
This was an attack on a publication and a neighborhood, a country and its press, and on any journalist, in any city. The magazine made fun of peopleóof many faiths, for many follies, which we all need to be reminded that we have. Some of the cartoons were blatantly, roughly sexual, and not designed to endear them to Jews or Christians. Satire was Charlie Hebdoís mission, and a necessary one. There were times when the French government asked the magazine to hold back, but the magazine kept being itself, which is what one wishes for in a free press. Wednesdayís crime should not cause anyone to second-guess Charlie Hebdoís editorial decisions....
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:52 PM
Ryan Adams apparently played at Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz's wedding.

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Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:49 PM
I actually got a press release from Steve Aoki today letting me know he won't be "caking" fans at festivals anymore, only on headlining dates. Just another day.
To start the New Year Iím making some new changes and have decided I'll no longer be caking fans at most festivals. There might be an exception here or there but for the most part I'll be saving the CAKE for my headline shows, keeping it exclusive for the die hard fans. So if you want to get caked, come to one of my headline shows like the Neon Future Experience that is happening across the USA and Canada in Feb/March, or at my upcoming Manchester and London shows, or in Vegas and Ibiza. And to show my love to all the fans...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:46 PM
Comeback Kid's new video for "Didn't Even Mind" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:43 PM
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! talked to Time about plans for the future, including a new book, new album, and a live album.
Iíve been working on a book for the last few years, and most books these days are usually around 100,000 words. My book that Iíve been working on is a collection of tour journals. Iíve been keeping tour journals since I was 17 years old. I transcribed them all, and itís a million words. I have a lot of cutting down to do, and after I got through transcribing them, I kind of got to a point where I was like, ďI need to get the f-ck away from a computer, I donít know how to narrow this down.Ē These songs really tell the story Iím trying to tell. The setlists Iíve...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:42 PM
The Gaslight Anthem have announced Chris Farren of Fake Problems will be opening for the band on their Australia tour dates.
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:40 PM
The Movielife have announced some new shows.
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:35 PM
Murder by Death's new song "Send Me Home" can be found in the replies. The song comes from the band's upcoming album, Big Dark Love, due out February 3rd.
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:34 PM
Allison Weiss has announced that she and Rob Lynch will be touring the UK together.
After some hard behind-the-scenes work by some very good people, Iím SO happy to announce that Rob Lynch and I will still be touring the UK together as originally planned!! Unfortunately, our former tour mate Jake McElfresh (Front Porch Step) has dropped off the dates due to a very sensitive personal situation. Though this news almost derailed the whole tour, Rob and I have just learned that the two of us will still be able to play the originally scheduled shows*.

Despite the upsetting nature of recent events, Rob and I feel that these shows will be even more special than before. Weíve chosen to...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:30 PM
Glamour Kills have announced their Spring Break '15 tour. Set It Off is headlining with support from Against The Current, As It Is and Roam. Dates are in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/07/15 - 12:26 PM
New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has announced its second wave of bands, including The Red Chord, Code Orange, Cruel Hand and Motionless In White. The updated line-up can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/07/15 - 10:47 AM
Rotting Out and Expire are going on tour - dates and support are below.
Ryan Gardner on 01/07/15 - 09:21 AM
In case you missed it, we teamed up with Enjoy the Ride Records to give away a limited edition vinyl copy of the Bridge and Tunnel original motion picture soundtrack on Facebook. It features new music from John Nolan, Bayside, Vinnie Caruana and more. Enter soon, because we're picking a winner this week.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/06/15 - 08:37 PM
Microwave's Audiotree Session can be found here.
Zac Djamoos on 01/06/15 - 06:15 PM
Heartless Breakers will release their debut full-length, The Great Give Back, on March 10 via Animal Style. Check out the artwork in the replies.

1. Right Mistakes
2. Carbon Copy
3. Everything I Can't
4. Presence Unknown
5. An Aching Kind of Growing
6. Subdued
7. Liquid Confidence
8. Return to Sender
9. Apartment 1E
10. The Great Give Back
Zac Djamoos on 01/06/15 - 06:10 PM
Reservoir's latest EP, Cicurina Vol. 1, is streaming on Brooklyn Vegan. It's also up for preorder on Glory Kid's store.
Zac Djamoos on 01/06/15 - 05:56 PM
Check out Cliffhanger's video for "Halfway Through" in the replies. It comes from their upcoming EP Cut the Ties, out January 13.
Zac Djamoos on 01/06/15 - 03:59 PM
Lana Del Rey has announced her next album, Honeymoon, will be released this year in "late August".
The production on four of those nine [recorded songs] is "perfect," she said. She also added: "I'm looking for a few more songs to tie everything together." According to her, it sounds "very different" from Ultraviolence but "similar" to 2012's Born to Die.

"It's growing into something I really like," she said. "I'm kind of enjoying sinking into this more noirish feel for this one. It's been good."
Kyle Huntington on 01/06/15 - 03:13 PM
The Maine will be heading out on tour this spring on The American Candy tour with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck and The Technicolors. You can find all of the tour dates in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/15 - 02:31 PM
Divers will release their debut album, Hello Hello, on February 17th via Rumbletowne Records/Party Damage Records. You can stream a new song called "Tracks" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/15 - 02:05 PM
What happens when two grown men play Slayer on instruments made for children? Amazingness? Check the replies for the video.
Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:50 PM
Joey Sturgis will host a free, three-day CreativeLive "Studio Pass" workshop next month, February 4th-6th.
In this class, Sturgis will share his highly sought after techniques for writing and arranging songs, tips for recording, editing and mixing guitars, vocals, bass, drums and synths, and more. Head over to CreativeLive 'Music & Audio' at: s for more information and to enroll for free today.
Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:44 PM
Bad Timing Records is pressing Mansions' acoustic disc of Dig Up The Dead on vinyl for the first time. It will be available tomorrow, January 7th, at 2 PM EST.
Ryan Gardner on 01/06/15 - 12:44 PM
With December ending and 2015 here (still weird to type), it's time to retire the Holiday Theme once again. I'll leave it available for selection for the next month or so in your options with the other color themes we have available. Until next year my winter friend.
Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:36 PM
Turnstile's new album, Nonstop Feeling, is streaming on Noisey.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/06/15 - 12:35 PM
Kaddisfly have posted the track list for their new record on Facebook.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:32 PM
Plain White T's new album American Nights will be released on March 31st.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:30 PM
Jeff Czum formally of Cute Is What We Aim For posted some never before heard songs with Dave Melillo singing from 2011.
Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:29 PM
Beartooth's live video of "Body Bag" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:28 PM
Photographer Matt Burke has posted a blog about Steve Kopacz of Go Radio.
I have always been honest and very open with my life and my actions, both positive and negative, and now through a series of blog posts, Iím going to call people out who I feel are deserving of being exposed for being terrible. Donít like it? Sorry bout it.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:27 PM
The Menzingers can be found playing "Rodent" for the Space Jam Sessions in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:19 PM
Tancred have posted an update on their new album on Facebook.
Iíve spent the past 11 months of Now, Nowís break writing a new Tancred record and today I completed the writing process. Itís going to be entirely different from anything I have put out before, and nothing like the last record. Also 3 new members will be joining me. More info coming in the following months.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:18 PM
New Dance Gavin Dance can be found performing a new song live in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:16 PM
Death Grips have released a full instrumental album for free called Fashion Week.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:15 PM
Enter Shakari's new song "Anaesthetist" can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:12 PM
I and the Universe, Parker from Say Anything, ex-JamisonParker, has released a new EP on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:10 PM
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