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The musicians of Tides Of Man have always been championed. The band's brand of post-hardcore featured a unique vocalist, but was anchored in strong instrumentals far surpassing their peers. That musical backbone is thrust into the forefront with Young & Courageous, the band's first instrumental release. It'd be silly to bemoan what once was when this new direction works so well - it's certainly a steep transition with some learning curve, but a sound Tides pulls off. Today we have "Hold Still", a booming track filled with dynamics and builds - hear it for yourself in the replies, and pre-order Young & Courageous before its February 4 release.
Jack Appleby on 01/21/14 - 08:25 AM
Manchester Orchestra will release Cope on April 1st via Loma Vista/Favorite Gentlemen Records. The band will also be touring with Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band and Balance and Composure this spring. Cope is also available to pre-order. You can listen to the band's new single, "Top Notch," in the replies (and download it for free) as well as view the upcoming tour dates.
Drew Beringer on 01/21/14 - 07:46 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spotify for album streams of new releases.
Jason Tate on 01/21/14 - 01:00 AM
You can stream Restoring Force, the brand new record from Of Mice & Men, courtesy of iTunes Music. This record was included in our recent "Most Anticipated Albums of 2014" feature. What do you think of the record?
Jake Denning on 01/20/14 - 10:19 PM
Haste The Day seems to be up to something, likely a re-union tour ... perhaps with original vocalist Jimmy Ryan?
Jake Denning on 01/20/14 - 10:04 PM
Hit the replies to see the album art for the standard and deluxe editions of Schoolboy Q's forthcoming Oxymoron. You can pre-order the album via iTunes, and there's a new song up for immediate download there called "Break the Bank," produced by The Alchemist. Still no complete track listing as of yet though. The record drops February 25th through Interscope Records / Top Dawg Entertainment.
Chris Collum on 01/20/14 - 09:54 PM
Caraboo (that's this band) will play its first show on February 18 at the Amityville Music Hall on Long Island.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/20/14 - 09:46 PM
Check out Meridian's interview.
Zac Djamoos on 01/20/14 - 07:37 PM
Check the replies to hear Manchester Orchestra's "Top Notch."
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 05:01 PM
Interpol are currently finishing their new album in the UK and therefore have announced that they will headline the NME Awards Tour 2014 supported by Temples, Royal Blood and Circa Waves. Head to the replies for a message from the band as well as the dates.
Kyle Huntington on 01/20/14 - 04:18 PM
Watch Amon Amarth's "Father of the Wolf" music video - which is essentially a short film - in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/20/14 - 03:35 PM
Today we are premiering the track Rust Belt Lights' "Pack Up And Let Go" which comes from their upcoming LP Religion & My Ex out on February 24th on Adeline Records (US) and Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK). The Buffalo natives have easily put together their best and most ambitious material to date with this release. Physical preorders are available and you can preorder digitally on Bandcamp. In addition, answer the trivia question in the replies to win Religion & My Ex on vinyl.
Christian Wagner on 01/20/14 - 03:32 PM
Terror's music video for "Hard Lessons" can be seen in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/20/14 - 03:31 PM
Watch I Killed the Prom Queen's music video for "Thirty One & Sevens" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/20/14 - 03:29 PM
Norma Jean are playing some shows with Spoken beginning next month. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/20/14 - 03:24 PM
In light of a new Twitter account, Stereogum is speculating that Slowdive is gearing up to announce a reunion.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/20/14 - 03:19 PM
Lamb of God's documentary, As the Palaces Burn, will premiere at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, PA on February 16th before playing at select clubs and theaters. Details are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/20/14 - 03:12 PM
You can stream Have A Nice Life's haunting new album, The Unnatural World over at Pitchfork. The album will be available on February 4th.
Drew Beringer on 01/20/14 - 01:27 PM
Tegan and Sara's song "Everything is Awesome!!!" (featuring The Lonely Island) will be featured in the upcoming Lego Movie. Check it out here.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 01:27 PM
You can check out The Sheds's new video for "Writer's Block" in the replies. It's off the band's album, I'll Be Fine, which you can purchase over on iTunes.
Drew Beringer on 01/20/14 - 12:53 PM
Following a trio of successful reunion shows last month, The Fall of Troy have decided to stick around. They are currently working on new music and booking tour dates, all DIY.
Last month was the first time we played together, in front of anyone, in over five years. The nervousness, the trepidation, the self-doubt that we felt leading up to that weekend disappeared when we hit that stage. You welcomed us back.

As the weekend began, we really saw how awesome you guys truly are. You took care of each other, you made new friends states away, and you treated us like we never left.

As the weekend continued, we realized that you guys were no longer fans, you had become part of...
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/20/14 - 12:32 PM
Random trivia: Rancid's "Time Bomb" video was filmed in what is now the Kickstarter HQ.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 12:00 PM
You can stream the new album from The Lawrence Arms, Metropole, in the replies. You should definitely do that. And if you missed our recent podcast talking about the album, check that out after.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 11:28 AM
So uh... it looks like Thrice's Eddie Breckenridge, The Receiving End Of Sirens / The Company We Keep's Brian Southall, The Casket Lottery's Nathan Ellis and Hopesfall's Jason Trabue are working on something new.
Jack Appleby on 01/20/14 - 11:14 AM
Joshua Hunt, writing for The New Yorker, has published a really interesting article on what devices and music is popular in prisons.
The radio provided hours of welcome distraction for Demmitt, who had come from Sheridan’s adjoining detention center, where, he says, he spent weeks without a radio while confined to a small cell for at least twenty-three hours a day. The radio was unlike any Demmitt had seen outside prison, with a transparent plastic body that revealed the landscape within: a single AA battery rested at the bottom of its circuit board, while its antenna—one and three quarter inches of copper wire coiled around a small ferrite bar—peeked through a white Sony logo, just...
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:37 AM
Demos of Dave Grohl's high school band Dain Bramage can now be found online.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:33 AM
Steve McQueen recently interviewed Kanye West in Interview Magazine.
As my grandfather would say, "Life is a performance." I'm giving all that I have in this life. I'm opening up my notebook and I'm saying everything in there out loud. A lot of people are very sacred with their ideas, and there is something to protecting yourself in that way, but there's also something to idea sharing, or being the person who makes the mistake in public so people can study that.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:30 AM
Check the replies to hear S. Carey's new song "Fire-scene." The upcoming album can be pre-ordered on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:28 AM
Spotify is now letting artists list their merchandise from Topspin from within Spotify.
There are zero fees or commissions from Spotify or Topspin and you don’t need to change how you sell merchandise at all. ArtistLink links to your existing merchandise anywhere on the web and displays it on Spotify’s artist pages.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:26 AM
Check the replies to see Bruce Springsteen covering the Ramones "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?" live.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:22 AM
Firefly Fest in Delaware put their general admission tickets on sale today.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:19 AM
Shane Henderson and The Future Perfect are playing Los Angeles' The Hotel Cafe this Thursday, with a set including songs from all of Shane's catalogues. Tickets can be purchased here - they're first on the bill.
Jack Appleby on 01/20/14 - 10:17 AM
Chuck Ragan and Matt Skiba will be having a StageIt streaming event for chairty on January 26th.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:16 AM
All Time Low, Man Overboard, and Handguns are going on tour. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/20/14 - 10:16 AM
The Used's new album is up for pre-order.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:13 AM
Brand New will be performing at the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, Michigan on Tuesday, July 8th.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:12 AM
Quick reminder to fill out our reader poll for your most anticipated albums of 2014.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:09 AM
Lambgoat is reporting that the Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) trial has been delayed, possibly due to plea negotiations.
Although Lambesis was present (accompanied by his parents and attorney Tom Warwick), he was not called forward, and the bailiff subsequently announced that further proceedings have been delayed until February 6th.

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Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:05 AM
According to Entertainment Weekly, not only is the new Zach Braff helmed movie, Wish I Was Here, good, but it also features new music from Bon Iver and The Shins' frontman James Mercer.
“In this case, it was unique because we sent [music supervisor] Mary Ramos to Wisconsin to show the movie to Bon Iver, and they wrote a song pretty much on the spot,” Braff said. “She sat there in Wisconsin while they wrote a song.”
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 10:02 AM
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jason Tate on 01/20/14 - 09:55 AM
Matthew Mayfield has posted some upcoming tour dates. They're in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on 01/20/14 - 09:51 AM
Apparently I've been living under a rock, but Number One Gun released their new album last Tuesday. If you're like me and had no idea until now, you can stream it on Rdio.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/20/14 - 09:35 AM
From Indian Lakes will embark on the Able Bodies Tour in this March/April - rumor has it they'll be playing the album in its entirety. From some of the ticket links, it looks like The American Scene are supporting. Dates are in the replies - don't miss this one.
Jack Appleby on 01/20/14 - 09:24 AM
We're going to be trying out something a little different this year and featuring staff film reviews for the first time. To get things started, I have reviews up for Her and Lone Survivor, with ones for The Past and Jack Ryan coming later this week. Any feedback is welcome and hopefully 2014 ends up being as memorable and stacked as 2013. Enjoy!
Jonathan Bautts on 01/20/14 - 09:16 AM
Damon Albarn (Blur & Gorillaz) has announced that he will release his debut solo album, Everyday Robots on April 29th via Warner Bros. Records. You can check out the album art and title track in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Everyday Robots
02) Hostiles
03) Lonely Press Play
04) Mr Tembo
05) Parakeet
06) The Selfish Giant
07) You And Me
08) Hollow Ponds
09) Seven High
10) Photographs (You Are Taking Now)
11) The History Of A Cheating Heart
12) Heavy Seas Of Love
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/20/14 - 09:13 AM
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