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Trophy Scars will release the long-awaited Holy Vacants on April 8 via Monotreme Records. The album is now available for pre-order.

Track Listing
1. Extant
2. Qeres
3. Archangel
4. Crystallophobia
5. Burning Mirror
6. Hagiophobia
7. Chicago Typewriter
8. Vertigo
9. Gutted
10. Every City, Vacant
11. Everything Disappearing
12. Nyctophobia
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/07/14 - 09:04 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today I've taken the helm to give you a stunning tour-de-force of the oft-maligned and misunderstood genre known as "southern rock." There are Rdio and Spotify streams in the replies so kick off your shoes, grab your beverage of choice, and let's wish these winter blues away together!
Chris Collum on 02/07/14 - 06:41 AM
Miley Cyrus recently covered "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" by Arctic Monkeys for her MTV Unplugged session. Watch it in the replies.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:57 AM
Nas is going to release a twentieth anniversary edition of his epochal classic Illmatic on April 15th via Sony Legacy. He's also going to be releasing a documentary about the creation of the album called Time Is Illmatic and performing the album front to back across the US, including Coachella. The rerelease contains previously unheard demos, remixes, and freestyles. Check out the anniversary edition artwork in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:47 AM
In case you missed it, Justin Vernon of Bon Iver stopped by Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to perform "Woods" and a whole different version of "Holocene" with The Roots. You can watch the web-exclusive version of the latter here.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:42 AM
The all-around great people at Count Your Lucky Stars have Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers' Now That I'm Here, I Can't Imagine Being Anywhere Else EP up for pay what you want at Bandcamp. That was a mouthful.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:35 AM
Noah Gundersen's debut record Ledges, is currently streaming in it's entirety at SoundCloud and in the replies.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:29 AM
Angels & Airwaves are pressing We Don't Need To Whisper on vinyl for the first time ever. The records will be 2xLP and colored gold, but only come with a $20 a month fan membership package.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:20 AM
In celebration of its upcoming tenth anniversary on February 10th, Billboard has an oral history of Kanye West's The College Dropout featuring pretty much everyone involved in making the album. Does the album mean anything to you? Come chat about it in the replies.

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Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:14 AM
The Stage Banter Podcast is giving away one copy of Fall Out Boy's Save Rock And Roll on vinyl. To enter, you have to like their facebook page and share this post.The contest is running until February 23rd.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 05:09 AM
Everyone pack up and go home early - Future released the banger of the year yesterday. Check out the Mike WiLL Made It-produced "Move That Dope" featuring Pharrell, Pusha-T, and Casino in the replies. It's from Future's upcoming album Honest, slated for release in the coming months.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/07/14 - 04:56 AM
The latest installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies. This week's featured free download comes from Jonathan Richard, who showcases wry lyricism in the vein of Brendan Kelly on understated acoustic EP Blunders, which is available on bandcamp.
Andy Biddulph on 02/07/14 - 03:16 AM
"It's getting kind of quiet in my city's head, takes a teen age riot to get me out of bed"
Album ReviewsHave a Nice Life - The Unnatural World (Chris Collum)
States - Paradigm (Anthony Sorendino; Video Review)
Chris Collum on 02/06/14 - 08:48 PM
All Forces recently filled out our interview, which can be read here.
The usual. Our families, significant others, people who promoted us, and Thomas Edison. Because, you know, he invented the gramophone. Even though he was a greedy asshole that probably fucked Nikola Tesla out of unimaginable wealth.
Zac Djamoos on 02/06/14 - 08:44 PM
Find the full tour routing for Affiance, Close Your Eyes, and My Enemies And I in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/06/14 - 08:05 PM
Jamie of To Write Love On Her Arms talks depression for a TEDx talk, which can be viewed in the replies ... and about Philip Seymour Hoffman in a recent blog.
Christian Wagner on 02/06/14 - 06:38 PM
The Moms have released a new digital EP titled Blow Me on Paper + Plastick. It features the title track, which will appear on their upcoming full-length debut, along with three B-sides. Stream the title track in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/06/14 - 03:18 PM
You can stream a new Special Explosion song titled "Hide" at SPIN. The band's new EP, The Art of Mothering, hits stores on February 25th via Topshelf Records.
Drew Beringer on 02/06/14 - 02:56 PM
You can check out The Swellers performing "Got Social", "Favorite Tune," and a couple covers from Osker in the No Sleep Records warehouse in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 02/06/14 - 02:53 PM
You can stream I Killed The Prom Queen's new album, Beloved, at AltPress. The album hits stores on February 18th via Epitaph.
Drew Beringer on 02/06/14 - 02:48 PM
Want to own a piece of punk history? The Washington, DC house where Minor Threat played their first show is currently on the market.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/06/14 - 02:05 PM
Anthony Martone from VersaEmerge has a new band called The Prescription. Check out a new song "Tie Your own Rope" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/06/14 - 02:02 PM
Mutoid Man (Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge) are doing a short tour run - dates are in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/06/14 - 01:46 PM
Memphis May Fire will release Unconditional on March 25. The band is streaming a new song, "No Ordinary Love," which you can hear in the replies. The album can be preordered via MerchNow.

Tracklist
1. No Ordinary Love
2. Beneath The Skin
3. Sleepless Nights
4. The Answer
5. Possibilities
6. Speechless
7. The Rose
8. Not Enough
9. Need To be
10. Pharisees
11. Divinity
Thomas Nassiff on 02/06/14 - 01:34 PM
Metallica, Tenacious D, Anthrax, Rob Halford, Corey Taylor, Killswitch Engage and more are teaming up for Ronnie James Dio: This Is Your Life. The tribute album will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. It's due out on April 1 via Rhino.

Track Listing
1. Neon Knights – Anthrax
2. The Last In Line – Tenacious D
3. The Mob Rules – Adrenaline Mob
4. Rainbow In The Dark – Corey Taylor, Roy Mayorga, Satchel, Christian Martucci, Jason Christopher
5. Straight Through The Heart – Halestorm
6. Starstruck – Motörhead with Biff Byford
7. The Temple Of The King – Scorpions
8. Egypt (The Chains Are On) – Doro
9. Holy Diver – Killswitch Engage
10. Catch The Rainbow – Glenn...
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/06/14 - 01:18 PM
Against Me! will be touring through the United States and across Western Canada in March and April. Dates are in the replies. Cheap Girls and Laura Stevenson will be opening. A lyric video for "FUCKMYLIFE666" can also be seen in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 02/06/14 - 12:11 PM
Issues have released another track from their upcoming debut album - you can check out "Life Of A Nine" in the replies, and pre-order the album here.
Jake Denning on 02/06/14 - 11:38 AM
Fairweather will release their self-titled album on April 1 via Equal Vision Records. Stream the first track in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Carte Blanche
2. Reset Position
3. Survival Is Not Enough
4. Memoria
5. Doubt The Doubtless
6. Clear Skies, Full Sails
7. Kill The Silence
8. Last Words
9. Still Waiting
10. No Flags to Fly
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/06/14 - 10:55 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

After our last feature, where we discussed the legendary Mr. Bob Dylan, we couldn't help but move onto Dylan's significantly...
Chris Collum on 02/06/14 - 10:52 AM
Made of Chalk recently filmed You Blew It! performing "Award of the Year Award" on their recent tour with The Front Bottoms. Watch it in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/06/14 - 10:51 AM
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