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Jessica Hopper, senior editor at Pitchfork, started a hauntingly eye-opening Twitter thread today.
Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn't "count"?
Jason Tate on 08/25/15 - 10:12 AM
Looks like Anarbor is working on some new music.

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Jason Tate on 08/24/15 - 11:58 AM
Another day, another band being accused of inappropriate things with fans. Neck Deep has responded to the accusations on Twitter saying they are aware they have been made and want to get to the bottom of it:
We are very aware of the accusations being made and we take them very seriously. Please give us a moment to get to the bottom of this.
Jason Tate on 08/22/15 - 01:58 PM
So did Balance and Composure totally just go on hiatus with one last "bye" post at the end of June? Sure looks that way.

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Jason Tate on 08/17/15 - 03:35 PM
Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches has taken to Twitter to call out the sick-misogynistic-assholes from 4Chan.

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Jason Tate on 08/17/15 - 03:23 PM
The Right Away, Great Captain trilogy is getting repressed.
Just placed the order for the second pressing of RAGC vinyl. Really excited about how the vinyl looks. Now we wait.

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Jason Tate on 07/14/15 - 12:28 PM
If you Shazam some New Found Glory and Yellowcard songs you can enter to win tickets to the their upcoming tour.
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:30 AM
Mike Shinoda recently took to Periscope a few minutes ago to talk about the new Fort Minor song, "Welcome". He clarified that Fort Minor isn't working on any new music right now, but the door is now open. In addition, the song will be played at future Linkin Park shows. "There are no more surprises," Shinoda concluded. The new song is below.
Jake Denning on 06/21/15 - 10:41 PM
A Loss For Words hinting that they will release one more LP before they hang up their hats.

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Jason Tate on 06/19/15 - 01:11 PM
Alex Babinski of PVRIS has posted a message apologizing for some old tweets fans found from the band over the past few days.
Four years ago I paraphrased a comedian's tasteless joke on Twitter. In no way does it reflect who I am as a person or how I view women. I regret posting such a thoughtless comment and sincerely apologize to anyone I've offended.
Jason Tate on 06/17/15 - 12:50 PM
Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile underwent surgery yesterday.
About to head into the big operation now! Hopefully this will be the most effective of all the procedures they've tried thus far and will get me back on my feet and home again! Even when I finally do get back home, there's still progress to be had from there. Small steps!
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:30 AM
The New York Times is reporting that Dick Costolo will be stepping down as CEO of Twitter.
Dick Costolo, Twitter’s embattled chief executive, is stepping down, the company said Thursday. Jack Dorsey, the company’s co-founder and chairman, will serve as interim chief executive while the board searches for a permanent successor. The change is effective July 1. Twitter shares were up more than 7 percent in after-hours trading immediately after the news was announced.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 03:07 PM
Danny Samet, merch and/or tour manager for bands like Say Anything, Dustin Kensrue, and Minus the Bear, has started posting a sign up at all his merch displays that reads: "Music should be a safe community. No misogyny, no homophobia, no transphobia, no racism, no sexual abuse. One strike, you're out." In the grand scheme of things it may be small, but I think it's awesome and I hope this sort of thing catches on at more shows.
Jason Tate on 06/04/15 - 10:47 AM
Swimmers are teasing new music.

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Jason Tate on 05/25/15 - 11:13 AM
Neck Deep have posted another 15 second clip of a new song.

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Jason Tate on 05/01/15 - 02:08 PM
Lauren from Chvrches got another rape threat (the beyond messed up threat is included in the tweet, just fyi).
My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let's see who blinks first.

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Jason Tate on 04/23/15 - 11:24 AM
Neck Deep are shooting a music video for the debut single off of their new album.

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Jason Tate on 03/30/15 - 11:42 AM
Twitter released their new app Periscope this week. It's an app that allows you to create livestreams from your phone and anyone can join in and watch. I could see this being a tool for bands to use to livestream from the studio, throwing makeshift AMAs, or playing random acoustic performances for fans. The app is now available in the app store. Casey Newton over at The Verge talks more about the app for those curious:
Periscope has been in development for more than a year, and the app arrives showing nice attention to detail. You sign in with Twitter, and the first thing you see is a list of streams that are currently live. Below it, you’ll see a list of recent streams. Not all can be...
Jason Tate on 03/27/15 - 01:34 PM
Some of you reading may like the band Fire and Ice, and some of you may want to know that they recently posted a variety of homophobic tweets and basically said they don't care if anyone is offended. I asked the label why they'd keep a band like this on their roster and didn't hear back. I think everyone can make their own decisions about what music they listen to and what they can put up with from artists ... but for me, this is one of the lines that renders a band unlistenable in my book.

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Jason Tate on 02/26/15 - 10:52 AM
We the Kings have apparently written a "Check Yes Juliet Part 2."

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Jason Tate on 02/13/15 - 10:56 AM
From Autumn to Ashes sure seem to be hinting at something on Twitter.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 12:04 PM
Lorde explains to The Fader why she insulted Diplo's penis.
I mean, I think often I say things and realize that Americans hear what I say differently to how I hear it. I love Wes and he’s a big brother to me and one of my first friends in the industry, and part of having a friendship with someone like that is not letting them say stupid shit. Taylor’s my friend as well, and I’m a girl, and if I see some weird body-shaming on my feed I’m going to be like, “Hey man…” We do still love each other, hopefully
Jason Tate on 11/19/14 - 12:08 PM
Well, looks like Jawbreaker are now on Twitter.
Jason Tate on 11/12/14 - 11:24 AM
Josh Farro's new band is called Farro.

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Jason Tate on 11/10/14 - 11:33 AM
The Cinema will release a new song on Thursday.

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Jason Tate on 10/28/14 - 12:36 PM
That moron from Attila is trying to defend his usage of homophobic language on Twitter after being asked by Senses Fail (and countless other people) to realize it's 2014 and not be mind-numbingly stupid.
Jason Tate on 10/23/14 - 03:28 PM
FKA Twigs has been getting harassed online apparently because she's dating Robert Pattinson and Twilight fans are pissed off.

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Jason Tate on 09/29/14 - 11:15 AM
Tyler Szalkowski from State Champs has tweeted that the lead singer of Joyce Manor was punched while on stage tonight. What the fuck is wrong with people?
Jason Tate on 09/28/14 - 11:37 PM
CeeLo Green has shut down his Twitter account after saying really stupid shit.
Yesterday (September 1), as Billboard reports, Green deleted two tweets prior to removing his whole account in which he is alleged to have written: "People who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!" and "If someone is passed out they're not even WITH you consciously! so WITH Implies consent."

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Jason Tate on 09/05/14 - 11:31 AM
Nothing and Nobody (Mark Hoppus and Chris Holmes) have welcomed a new member, Sarah Jones, to the band. Sarah will be playing drums and synth and doing vocals.
Jason Tate on 08/08/14 - 10:24 AM
Robin Thicke's Twitter Q&A, where VH1 asked users to submit questions using the #AskThicke hashtag ... went just about as well as you'd assume. Buzzfeed has rounded up the questions and answers.
Jason Tate on 07/02/14 - 11:16 AM
Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol and Courtney Cox are now engaged.
Jason Tate on 06/26/14 - 06:23 PM
The Westboro Baptist church is tweeting at me and I need suggestions on what to respond with -- my default: "kindly go fuck yourself," seems too nice.
Jason Tate on 06/25/14 - 11:57 AM
Frances Bean Cobain has taken to Twitter to weigh in on Lana Del Rey's recent Guardian interview.
I'll never know my father because he died young & it becomes a desirable feat because ppl like u think it's "cool". Well, it's fucking not. Embrace life, because u only get one life. The ppl u mentioned wasted that life.Don't be 1 of those ppl
Jason Tate on 06/23/14 - 11:13 AM
Lana Del Rey has taken to Twitter (and it looks like since deleted) to respond to the Guardian article we posted about last week. Although Ms. Del Rey directly calls out "Alexis" (probably referring to Alexis Petridis who wrote the review of Ultraviolence for The Guardian), the author of the original piece was Tim Jonze. Tim Jonze has written a follow-up piece that includes the audio files from the original interview.
"i regret trusting the guardian- i didn’t want to do an interview but the journalist was persistent. Alexis was masked as a fan but was hiding sinister ambitions and angles Maybe he’s actually the boring one looking for something interesting to write about. His leading...
Jason Tate on 06/20/14 - 12:03 PM
According to posts on Twitter, it appears a concert goer tried to jump on stage and kiss Britty Drake of Pity Sex at tonight's show.
Sucks that a culture of entitlement has engrained that its cool to kiss nonconsenting strangers so well that he didnt know what he did wrong. But it just makes me appreciate all of the wonderful supportive and respectful people on this tour and at the show tonight.
Jason Tate on 06/18/14 - 10:40 PM
Grimes recently revealed she wrote a song for Rihanna but they turned it down.
Jason Tate on 06/04/14 - 02:18 PM
Billboard and Twitter have teamed up to present the "real-time charts" to track the most popular music being shared on the social network.
The first is Billboard Trending 140, which compares the frequency a song is shared over the past hour with the hourly average of shares in the last day. The second is Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists, which ranks songs from artists with less than 50,000 Twitter followers by the volume of shares in a 24-hour period. There will also be weekly summaries showing the most popular tracks on Twitter during that time span.
Jason Tate on 05/28/14 - 11:03 AM
Linkin Narc, I mean Park, have disputed the claim by Sublime with Rome that they ratted the band out to the cops. Mile Shinoda posted on Twitter:
LP didn’t “call the cops” on @RomeMusica smoking pot. Not sure where the rumor came from. Definitely not my style, bummer it happened. We were at a meet & greet when Sublime was on stage, not dressing room. Wouldn’t even know if there was smoke. If someone was “representing the band” to the cops in the venue about weed smoke, they were out of line.
Jason Tate on 05/28/14 - 10:43 AM
Sublime with Rome have accused Linkin Park of calling the cops on them.
Linkin Park called the cops on us and said that they were allergic to pot. Cops came and took all our weed while we on stage. Bitch shit
Jason Tate on 05/27/14 - 10:48 AM
Slaves' guitarist Alex Lyman posted a long update on Twitter defending Jonny Craig.

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Jason Tate on 05/19/14 - 11:40 AM
Twitter is reportedly thinking of buying SoundCloud.
Twitter may try to buy its way out of its growth problem by making another move into music. The company is considering a deal to acquire SoundCloud, the music and audio-sharing company, according to people familiar with both companies.
Jason Tate on 05/19/14 - 11:27 AM
Macklemore has responded to the criticism of his recent costume on Twitter, "A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody."
Jason Tate on 05/19/14 - 10:52 AM
Eben Wares (Move Out West) and Tony Rodini (New County, Goodnight Anthem) have formed a new band called Yellowbird Mantra.
Jason Tate on 05/12/14 - 11:06 AM
Pianos Become The Teeth are being cryptic on Twitter.
Drew Beringer on 05/07/14 - 11:42 AM
Looks like Adele has teased her new album, 25, may be released later this year.
So how exactly could that be an album tease? Well, Adele's first album, "19," was written and released when the singer was 19 years old in January 2008, and its follow-up, "21," captures her life as a 21-year-old, and was released a few months after she turned 22, in January 2011. If Adele will be revisiting the age of 25 "later in the year," perhaps it will be in the form of the most anticipated album release of the year.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 01:13 PM
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