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Alternative Nation has a new interview with Travis Barker about Blink 182.
Alkaline Trio toured with Blink-182 for awhile as an opener band. We are two weeks in to practice and [Matt Skiba]’s killing it. There’s harmonies that have never been sung. He’s actually playing the guitar instead of just Pro Tools. It’s just fresh blood and having someone that’s motivated and stoked to be there makes a world of difference. In general, Skiba has a really charming voice and it couldn’t be a better fit.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/04/15 - 07:13 AM
Big Sean has shared the video for his Dark Sky Paradise track "Blessings" featuring Drake and Kanye West. Watch it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/03/15 - 03:11 PM
Looking through the results of our reader poll for the year's most anticipated albums is always enlightening to me. For one, it gives a snapshot into the collective minds of all our readers that just reading comments and posts never really shows. I mean, you all love Brand New, so I guess that kinda shows. But it also shows where there's a tad difference between the readers and the albums that appeared on our staff anticipated list. It shows that while there's a group of commenters that seem to strongly dislike Kanye West, he makes the list above All Time Low, Motion City Soundtrack, and Thrice. All of the names up at the top are well traveled and known quantities, but there are some...
Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 12:48 PM
We are excited to announce that A Will Away are releasing a new EP called Bliss on March 20th via Quiet Fire Media. The EP was produced by Gary Cioffi (Transit, Misser). We are premiering a new song off of it called "Cheap Wine," which you can hear below. The steady and somber guitars give the vocals a greater clarity, but the bass keeps your ears tuned in early on as it contrasts with the guitars and vocals. Rather than heavily focusing on a chorus or hook, "Cheap Wine" lets each instrument resonate. Those of you who miss The Dangerous Summer or enjoy The American Scene's Safe For Now should like this one. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the EP. New tour dates are also...
Ryan Gardner on 03/03/15 - 12:29 PM
Viet Cong have had their upcoming show at Oberlin cancelled. The promoter responsible for the cancellation has issued a statement citing the nature of the bands name, which is lifted from a Vietnamese organization that tortured and ran prison camps in the Vietnamese War. The band has previously responded to such compaints, saying in part that "Vietnamese immigrants—the Vietnamese Canadians and Vietnamese Americans—will write us an email saying that their family was tortured by the Viet Cong for five years in a prison camp. ... It's just a band name. It's just what we called ourselves." You can read the promoter's full statement in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/03/15 - 11:35 AM
Copeland have announced some headlining tour dates. They're in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 11:08 AM
Pianos Become the Teeth have announced a new headlining tour. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 11:04 AM
The State of How, featuring members from Rory, You Blew It!, The City at Dawn, and Eavesdropper, have released a new demo on SoundCloud. A six-track EP, recorded with Matt Malpass, will be released this spring.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 11:03 AM
The Republic of Wolves are writing for a new record they hope to record this year.
We’re re-releasing our first EP (“His Old Branches”) on vinyl some time in the next month or two, and we’ll be doing a couple of special shows to celebrate that. We’re also writing for a new album that we’ll hopefully be able to start recording very soon, and we’ve got a week-long slot on this year’s Warped Tour that we’re very excited about!

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 11:02 AM
As It Is's new song "Concrete" can be found below. The band's new album Never Happy, Ever After will be released on April 21st.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 11:00 AM
MerchNow is having a big clearance sale.
Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:59 AM
Seaway new video for "Alberta" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:58 AM
Business Casual doing a limited run of Jeff Rosenstock's new album We Cool? on cassette.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:57 AM
Set It Off's video for "Ancient History" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:55 AM
Dance Gavin Dance have announced a new tour. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:51 AM
Tonight Alive will be recording their third LP in March with David Bendeth.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:48 AM
Young Guns' music video for "Speaking in Tongues" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:46 AM
August Burns Red live session for Yahoo! Live is now up.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:45 AM
Bob Dylan's music video for "The Night We Called It a Day" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:42 AM
Hit the replies to check out Modest Mouse's new song "Of Course We Know" and the band's new tour dates.
Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:39 AM
Hozier's video for "Someone New" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/03/15 - 10:38 AM
Bowling For Soup are celebrating 21 years as a band with a summer tour. The Dollyrots and Ivory Tribes will provide support. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/03/15 - 10:26 AM
Cashmere Cat has teamed up with Ariana Grande for his new single called "Adore" which you can find in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/03/15 - 10:19 AM
Somebody named DJ Dwibbit realized that Taylor Swift's songs "Blank Space" and "Style" are basically the same. So he mixed them together to prove it, and it's true and doubly catchy. Listen in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 03/03/15 - 10:15 AM
Today we invite you to meet Long Knives, a four-piece emo act from the Bay Area of California. When I say this is a new band, I really mean that in every way -- in the replies we're streaming the first single from their debut EP. The EP, titled This is Your Life, is set to drop via Count Your Lucky Stars on April 7. The track in the replies, "Bones," identifies what this group is good at pretty quickly: They play simple, catchy, melodic indie-punk with more than enough emo tinge to go around, characterized strongly by trade-offs between vocalists Matt Bartels and Kris Moya. The male/female call-and-return vocals make This is Your Life addicting from first listen. If you like "Bones,"...
Thomas Nassiff on 03/03/15 - 09:41 AM
In a bevy of announcements, The Dear Hunter have released a surprise live album, titled their next album Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise (due out late summer), and announced the "Acts Tour" where they will be playing exclusively Act II and/or Act III material. Tour dates in the replies.
Garett Press on 03/03/15 - 09:22 AM
Mariage Blanc recently premiered their superb track "We've Got Time" at Under The Gun from their forthcoming album No Autobiography which is released on April 7th. This intricate slice of perfect indie-pop is a must for fans of Real Estate, Pinback or Elliott Smith and make sure you come and find out more about them in their official thread. This follows the recent premiere of "Blue Eyes", from the same album, over at The Huffington Post.
Kelly Doherty on 03/03/15 - 08:49 AM
The Japanese House is a brand new artist who debuted the track "Still" from the forthcoming Pools To Bathe In EP which is released on April 27th via Dirty Hit. And not only do they all share the same label, but if you're a fan of the haunting EP style tracks of The 1975 or my recent recommendation of Marika Hackman's debut album...you should check this out in the replies. Not only that, but it was produced by Matty Healy and George Daniels of The 1975.
Kyle Huntington on 03/03/15 - 07:55 AM
You can now purchase Kanye West's "All Day (ft. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom, and Paul McCartney)" on iTunes. His new album, So Help Me God, will probably release while I'm asleep.
Drew Beringer on 03/02/15 - 07:47 PM
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 03/02/15 - 06:00 PM
Luke Winkie, writing for BuzzFeed, on how Fueled by Ramen has remained relevant for over 20 years.
“We wanted to make sure there weren’t any ceilings for our artists, while also keeping our culture independent,” said Janick. “There were other major labels filling artists’ heads with stuff like, ‘Oh you’re being held back by Fueled by Ramen, they don’t have the resources.’ For me it was about being an indie label with major ties, where we can build the foundation with a big company there to take you all the way.”
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 04:51 PM
Bad Luck's cover of The Killers' "Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 03/02/15 - 02:11 PM
Seven Lions' new EP The Throes of Winter is hitting stores tomorrow, March 3rd, on Casablanca Records. Today we've got an exclusive premiere of the new song "December" that features Davey Havok of AFI fame. You can stream the song in the replies, and Davey will be performing this song at the EP release party this Thursday at Webster Hall.
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 01:18 PM
The Mountain Goats "Heel Turn 2" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 01:06 PM
Broncho's video for "NC-17" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:52 PM
10 hours of Tom DeLonge's vocals from "I Miss You"? Why of course that's a thing. Hit the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:45 PM
The CD-quality (but censored) version of Kanye West's "All Day (ft. Theophilus London and Allan Kingdom)" has hit the internet -- a version is in the replies. Fire emojis for days.
Ryan Dennehy on 03/02/15 - 12:32 PM
You can stream Purity Ring's new album on NPR.

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Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:23 PM
I mean, I know it's not Brand New finally putting Deja back on vinyl ... but I think that Cartel's acoustic session videos have been making Monday tolerable for the past few weeks. Today we've got a special performance of "Runaway" that the band knocks out of the park. You can find that in the replies. I think it's a testament to just how great these songs are that they translate this well once stripped down. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well.
Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:12 PM
Cruisr's new song "Go For It" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:05 PM
A band that's been around since 1999, named The Singles, has issued a cease and desist to Scarlett Johansson's similarly named group.
It's unclear if Johansson would consider a new name for her pop project. "The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls," Johansson told Rolling Stone, citing the influence of Grimes, the Bangles and the Go-Go's. "I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra-pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke."

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Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:03 PM
Secret Grief's new album has been released on Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 12:00 PM
Hidden In Plain View have released "Bleed for You" (Acoustic) on their site for free download.

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Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 11:59 AM
Andrew McMahon is the guest on this week's The Alt in Our Stars podcast. No word on if Andrew boxed these particular stars or not.

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Jason Tate on 03/02/15 - 11:58 AM
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