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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has called Beyoncé "mental poison."
While promoting his new book, Huckabee told People magazine, “I don’t understand how on one hand they can be such doting parents and so careful about the intake of everything — how much broccoli they eat and where they go to school … and yet they don’t see anything that might not be suitable” in the lyrics and a Beyoncé choreography “best left for the privacy of her bedroom.”
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:45 PM
James Blake has revealed that his new record will be titled Radio Silence. No word yet on when the release date will be, but it is expected sometime in 2015.
Jake Jenkins on 01/13/15 - 01:41 PM
Joe Coscarelli, writing for The New York Times, looks at the accusations against Front Porch Step.
Some of the young women shared their stories on their personal Tumblr accounts using their names. Others have done so anonymously. Reached by phone, two of the young women provided additional information that they said corroborated their interactions with Mr. Mcelfresh, including photos and screenshots.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:37 PM
Sasha Frere-Jones, the longtime pop-music critic for The New Yorker, has left the magazine to join Genius.
Mr. Frere-Jones, 47, said that he chose to leave The New Yorker after 11 years for a variety of reasons. He originally became a critic, he said, because he was frustrated that so many of those who wrote about music were ignorant of its nuances. Genius’s tool addresses that, he said, but unlike crowd-sourced information on Twitter or Facebook, which is rapidly superseded, Genius’s snippets remain easily visible forever.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:35 PM
January 20th has been named "Decemberists Day" in Portland, OR.
On the release date of their new album, "What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World," the Portland band will be honored by Mayor Charlie Hales at City Hall, with a free event at 2 p.m. that will also feature a Decemberists performance. As well, 50 Portland artists and small businesses have teamed up to create an art piece inspired by the Decemberists' new album that will be presented at the event.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:33 PM
Fall Out Boy covered "Uptown Funk" for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. The video is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:30 PM
Record Store Day will be Saturday, April 18th this year.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:27 PM
Fall Out Boy's new song "Fourth of July" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:26 PM
From First to Last have signed with Sumerian Records.
We are very excited to announce that we have officially joined the Sumerian Records artist family, and that our new single "Dead Trees" is now available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play! It's going to be a good 2015 everyone!
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:24 PM
Coachella will be teaming up with H&M for a clothing line.
H&M is rockin’ out. The Swedish retailer has teamed up with the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., to produce its first cobranded collection, H&M Loves Coachella. H&M, now in its sixth year as a sponsor of Coachella, will sell the collection at 350 stores in North America beginning on March 19, and worldwide beginning on March 26, as well as online. In addition, a pop-up shop in the H&M tent on the festival grounds will feature exclusive merchandise.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:21 PM
The Decemberists' lyric video for "A Beginning Song" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/13/15 - 01:19 PM
Bad Timing Records (co-owned by AP.net's Thomas Nassiff) will be re-pressing and releasing Kevin Devine's fantastic album Brother's Blood on 2xLP. Pre-orders are tomorrow at 2 PM EST. Get into it.
Drew Beringer on 01/13/15 - 01:07 PM
Real Friends' music video for "Summer" can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/15 - 12:45 PM
You can watch The Traditional's music video for "Do You Miss Me Yet?" in the replies. Their excellent new album, How to Live Without Blood, is out today and can be streamed on bandcamp, where it's on sale for $5.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/15 - 12:39 PM
Taking their name from an Arctic Monkey song, Reckless Serenade are normally a fast-paced pop-punk band. However, their new song "Autumn Eyes" slows things down a bit, sounding kind of like Thriving Ivory meets The Rocket Summer - something like that. Give it a listen in the replies, where you'll also find the band's upcoming tour dates. The band will release a new album later this year.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/15 - 11:08 AM
Rocky Votolato has signed with No Sleep Records. His new LP will be out later in 2015.
Drew Beringer on 01/13/15 - 10:52 AM
You can now pre-order Silverstein's upcoming album, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch on iTunes or on physical formats. The record will release on May 19th via Rise Records. You can also purchase and stream the band's new song, "A Midwestern State of Emergency," in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 01/13/15 - 10:41 AM
The latest tracks to be released from Fall Out Boy's American Beauty / American Psycho, "Jet Pack Blues" and "Novocaine," can be streamed in the replies. It also looks like "Fourth Of July" will be streamed next. American Beauty / American Psycho drops next week.
Drew Beringer on 01/13/15 - 10:31 AM
Capsize are going on tour with To The Wind and Exalt. Dates and a tour teaser video are below - you can grab tickets.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/15 - 09:58 AM
War Games are releasing their debut album called Holding Patterns on March 6th. We are streaming the first single - "Foundations." The band's first EP was recorded by Ace Enders, and this album has an early 2000's sound that fans of bands like The Receiving End of Sirens or more recently Pistolita or Conditions should enjoy. Give the song a listen in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/15 - 09:51 AM
All Time Low will release Future Hearts on April 7th via Hopeless Records. It's currently up for pre-order. Head to the replies to see the band's new music video for "Something's Gotta Give" along with their upcoming tour dates with Issues, Tonight Alive and State Champs.

Track Listing
1. Satellite
2. Kicking & Screaming
3. Something's Gotta Give
4. Kids In The Dark
5. Runaways
6. Missing You
7. Cinderblock Garden
8. Tidal Waves
9. Don't You Go
10. Bail Me Out
11. Dancing With A Wolf
12. The Edge Of Tonight
13. Old Scars/Future Hearts
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/15 - 08:01 AM
Tokyo drift through the hills
Staff ReviewsNicki Minaj - The Pinkprint (Ryan Dennehy)
Show ReviewsMae The Everglow 10th Anniversary Tour - Worcester, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Ryan Dennehy on 01/13/15 - 05:57 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 01/13/15 - 02:00 AM
The line-up for the fifth annual Pouzza Fest in Montreal during the Victoria Day long weekend can be seen in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 01/12/15 - 06:40 PM
Hit The Lights will release Summer Bones on March 24th. A new song clip can be heard here.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 06:18 PM
Underoath's farewell tour movie is almost complete ... pre-orders to help fund the film are now up.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 06:15 PM
A while back, we premiered a track from Hawk & Son's then-upcoming debut LP ATK. Well ATK is out now, and today we're excited to premiere the band's first video, "Dark Afternoon." Check that out in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 01/12/15 - 06:15 PM
Looks like Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls is back in the studio.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 05:44 PM
Laura Schneider, writing for Hypebot, on how the new changes to Facebook and Twitter could make music videos a top priority again for bands.
As digital promotion continues to rise in popularity, so does the proverbial bar. These major tech companies are paying attention to the engagement being driven by quality video content - if you're arriving late to the party, now would be the time for you to do the same. Yesterday Facebook shared that "shorter, timely video content tends to do well in News Feed." That suggests that short videos (tour announcements, backstage and studio snippets, etc.) might drive engagement as much or more than music videos and long form content.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 05:37 PM
No Bragging Rights have been involved in an accident, everyone is okay, but they are taking donations to continue touring.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 05:19 PM
It's not Friday and someone is going to be mad that I'm posting something random on the homepage ... but that something is every David Bowie hairstyle from 1964 through 2014 in animated gif form. It comes from Helen Green and it's glorious.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 05:18 PM
We posted a while back about the film Bridge and Tunnel. It's the movie with the soundtrack that includes John Nolan, Vinnie Caruana, Bayside, and a score by Ryan Hunter of Envy on the Coast. Anyway, the movie will be streaming online for one day only (tomorrow), for free. It'll go up at midnight if you'd like to see it.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 04:33 PM
Aaron Gillespie's new song "All He Says I Am" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 04:06 PM
Yahoo! will be streaming the Motion City Soundtrack's home show for the "Commit This To Memory tour." It'll air on January 17th.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:23 PM
Happy Body Slow Brain has released a teaser video for their upcoming sophomore album. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:22 PM
NME is reporting that Ian Watkins will receive "a £147,000 pay-out upon his release from prison following the sale of a touring company he co-owned with his former bandmates."

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:20 PM
Lights & Motion's new album Chronicle is now up on Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:17 PM
Nick Thompson has posted an update about Thief Club.
Some people have been wanting updates on the new EP, so I figured I'd give you just that! My last release featured some guest vocals from some of my favorite vocalists Shane Henderson and Will Pugh. This release will be no different, as I'm excited to announce that my good friend Matty Arsenault from A Loss For Words will be providing guest vocals for a track, as well as my sister Lauren Thompson, who will be making her vocal debut on the acoustic version of "Fragile Eyes!" I couldn't be more happy, proud and honored for them to be a part of this project and I'm excited for you to hear the final product. I'll be sending digital copies...
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:15 PM
Caspian will be releasing new music this year.
Thrilled to announce that we will be headlining Dunk!festival in Belgium this May. We'll be world premiering some new material alongside some old favorites. This is an event not to be missed and our only European appearance until our new album comes out later this year." confirms they have a release set for 2015.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:14 PM
Hidden in Plain View have announced they are doing a 10th anniversary of Life in Dreaming show at the Roxy in Los Angeles.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:08 PM
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' video for "Ballad Of The Might I" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:05 PM
Little Boots' video for "Taste It" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:03 PM
Previews of Funeral For A Friend's new album Chapter & Verse can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:01 PM
Letlive. have been pulled from their April 3rd date at House of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Ladies and Gentlemen that were planning on attending the Lake Buena Vista, Florida date at the House Of Blues on the upcoming tour with Taking Back Sunday and The Menzingers and expecting to see ll.- due to reasons we cannot control, we will not be permitted to play said date. We have just been notified by the people at Disney Orlando/HOB that we have been pulled from the event. We cannot offer any details as to why since we were given none ourselves. Rumor has it that Goofy, Pluto, and most of Toontown were in protest against the decision, but Chairman Mouse exercised veto powers and struck...
Jason Tate on 01/12/15 - 03:00 PM
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