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Google has acquired Songza, the playlist curation company.
Google plans to incorporate Songza’s playlists into its Google Play Music All Access subscription service, enhancing its radio function. Google Play already has some human-curated playlists, but largely relies on algorithms for much of its radio-style programming.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 03:39 PM
Sleeping With Sirens will be hopping on the Warped Tour from July 23rd-27th. Hit the replies for more details.
Jake Denning on 07/01/14 - 03:23 PM
Funny that Jason mentioned this, because Brand New just posted this photo of themselves working in the studio. Confirming their earlier update.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/01/14 - 02:17 PM
Tyler Carter's (Issues) long awaited solo record seems to be coming along nicely, perhaps for a fall release? Hopefully so!
Jake Denning on 07/01/14 - 02:17 PM
Watch The Paramedic's video for "Who I've Become" in the replies. It is from the band's upcoming record Diary Of My Demons and is available for pre-order.
Zac Djamoos on 07/01/14 - 12:41 PM
There's probably going to be a two hour pause in news stories as the USA/Belgium World Cup match takes place. So, let's hope Brand New don't announce a new album or anything like that.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 12:36 PM
Pre-orders for the re-release of Canadian indie rock group, Plumtree's debut EP, Flutterboard, are now up on Little League Records. The cassettes are a plum colour. The band existed from 1993 - 2000 and were featured on the Scott Pilgrim Vs The World soundtrack.
Kelly Doherty on 07/01/14 - 12:18 PM
Hit the replies to hear Bucky Isotope's cover of "Rhinestone Cowboy" -- it features Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 on bass.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 12:15 PM
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties' new album, We Don't Have Each Other, is streaming in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 12:10 PM
Sony's first Walkman went on sale 35 years ago today. The Verge has a recap on the history of this iconic portable music player.
The first of Sony's iconic portable cassette tape players went on sale on this day, July 1st, back in 1979 for $150. As the story goes, Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka got the wheels turning months before when he asked for a way to listen to opera that was more portable than Sony's existing TC-D5 cassette players. The charge fell to Sony designer Norio Ohga, who built a prototype out of Sony's Pressman cassette recorder in time for Ibuka's next flight.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:43 AM
Doomtree will be releasing a book on August, pre-orders are now up.
Over ten years and 500 pages of behind the scenes photos, artwork, artifacts, and inside jokes from the hardest working collective in hip-hop. Only 1,500 total copies ever made. There will be no re-pressings. Once they're gone, they're gone.

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Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:37 AM
The 1975's Glastonbury set can be streamed here for our UK readers.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:34 AM
Sufjan Stevens' video for "Year of the Tiger" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:21 AM
Antemasque, from Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, have released their debut album. You can stream it in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:19 AM
Our Last Night's Oak Island Acoustic stream can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:13 AM
Rx Bandits' new song "Meow! Meow! Space Tiger" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:09 AM
Dikembe's new song "Snakes in my Path" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:07 AM
Affiance have released the first song, titled "Limitless," off their new album, Blackout, due out Sept 23rd. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:05 AM
Ryan Adams will release his 14th solo album, which will be self-titled, on September 9th. Pre-orders are up on iTunes or his website.

Track Listing
1) Gimme Something Good
2) Kim
3) Trouble
4) Am I Safe
5) My Wrecking Ball
6) Stay With Me
7) Shadows
8) Feels Like Fire
9) I Just Might
10) Tired Of Giving Up
11) Let Go

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Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 11:01 AM
Hit the replies to see Jess Bowen of The Summer Set's drum cover of Paramore's "Misery Business."

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Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 10:53 AM
Atreyu are back.
Atreyu is pleased to announce we are making new music together and have plans to resume playing live again, starting with our main stage appearance at Aftershock on Sunday September 14th, 2014.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 10:47 AM
Hit the replies to listen to Anberlin's "Atonement."
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 10:45 AM
Max Bemis of Say Anything talks to that "stupid website with Satan as its figurehead" about Hebrews.
And, eventually, it drove me to drop out of college and pursue music. "Admit It!!!" it was written around 2002, after the first Strokes record came out. This is pre-Vampire Weekend, it's pre-fun. and stuff like that. It was literally the beginnings of the "hipster." It was right then, people were just starting to move to Brooklyn to reclaim it and gentrify it. But I feel like I skirt that line—if you look at me, I could just be any other 30-year-old dude walking around in Greenpoint and my friends and tastes and sense of humor could just put me directly into what could be considered...
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 10:43 AM
With the news of Jimmy Eat World's Futures anniversary tour, I feel like there's no better time to premiere this. We've got an exclusive stream of Daisyhead's (excellent) cover of "Work" off the upcoming No Sleep Records Comp for Mom. Check out the track in the replies and then pre-order the comp off their site.
Zac Djamoos on 07/01/14 - 10:28 AM
Hit the replies to stream a new United Nations track titled "United Nations Vs. United Nations."
Jake Jenkins on 07/01/14 - 09:46 AM
The Dirty Nil will release a new 7" through Fat Wreck Chords on August 19. One of the two tracks is currently streaming over at Noisey.
Deborah Remus on 07/01/14 - 09:08 AM
Happy July! It is the 182nd day of the year, which means there are only 183 days left, which means we are halfway through 2014 so it is time to make lists. Today we present to you our Mid-Year Report, the very best of what came out in the first six months of the year as determined by your AP.net staff members. In the replies, you can check out our compiled staff list along with our individual rankings, and as always, please tell us what we missed, what's ranked too high or too low, or that you 100% agree with everything we've ever said.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/01/14 - 08:40 AM
Rock, flag, and eagle!
Staff ReviewsEvery Time I Die - From Parts Unknown (Drew Beringer)
Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy (Gregory Robson)
Drew Beringer on 07/01/14 - 08:24 AM
You may remember Haverford's split last year with State Lines, who the band will be supporting on tour for a short stint. Well, the band recently wrapped up a new EP called Alaskan Summer. Today, we are streaming the whole thing. Hit the replies to check it out - it will be name your price on July 3rd.
Ryan Gardner on 07/01/14 - 06:26 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 01:00 AM
Judas Priest will be touring the U.S. in the fall with support from Steel Panther. Check out the dates in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 05:10 PM
Darkest Hour will release their as-yet-untitled eighth album on August 5th via Sumerian Records. Teaser in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:51 PM
Eyehategod and Iron Reagan are going on a brief tour. Head to the replies for dates.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:40 PM
Watch Close Your Eyes' music video for "Line in the Sand" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:37 PM
Hit the replies to watch Moderne.'s "Colorblind" music video.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:31 PM
The Matches will be doing a second pressing of E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals. Pre-orders go up tomorrow at 1pm PST.
Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 04:31 PM
Against Me! have announced new August tour dates with Creepoid. Check them out in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:30 PM
No Devotion, the first band from Collect Records and featuring Thursday's Geoff Rickley and former members of Lostprophets, just debuted two brand new songs on Dan Carter's BBC Radio 1 show. Miss it? They're up on Amazon UK for purchase.

Update: The official press release and song stream can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 04:28 PM
Stanley and the Search, No Tide and Traditions are teaming up for the Take This To Heart Records Tour this summer. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:26 PM
Neil Young and Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot recently suffered a minor stroke. Longtime Young collaborator Rick Rosas will be filling in on the band's upcoming European tour. We wish Talbot a speedy recovery.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:23 PM
My Iron Lung's new album, Relief, is streaming in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/30/14 - 04:19 PM
Emily's Army's new song "Aliens Landing" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 03:16 PM
Yahoo! will be bringing Community back for a 6th season.
In addition to Harmon returning as showrunner, Community vet Chris McKenna is also in talks to return as exec producer and Harmon's top lieutenant. And while the six seasons part of #SixSeasonsAndAMovie has come true, there’s nothing official — yet— about the feature film part. Industry insiders, however, say there have been discussions about how that might still happen, too. NBCUniversal-owned Universal Televison, meanwhile, blessed Sony's talks with Yahoo and will remain as a co-producer on the show (though Sony, as it always has, will remain lead studio in day-to-day production of the show.)
Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 03:05 PM
Rdio has announced their acquisition of TastemakerX.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we are growing our team with the acquisition of TastemakerX, a leading music discovery and curation service. Based in San Francisco, TastemakerX was founded in 2011 to help artists connect with fans. TastemakerX enables listeners to discover new music, build and listen to virtual collections, and view artists based on social discovery.
Jason Tate on 06/30/14 - 02:02 PM
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