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Jake Jenkins on Jul 21, 2015 - 6:44 AM
Colorado punk group Elway is gearing up to release its third Red Scare full-length record on Friday so today we're giving you a little taste by premiering a new song, which also happens to be one of the best ones on that release. Instead of heading back to Chicago to work with Matt Allison the band decided to stay home in Fort Collins to capture a sound that's much more raw than what you hear on Leavetaking. If you like gruff vocals, catchy guitar riffs and depressingly upbeat songs then give "Lunatic Thirteens" a listen in the replies. If you like you can pre-order Better Wheneverand don't forget to tell us what you think in the replies.
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Deborah Remus on Jul 21, 2015 - 4:13 AM
At a recent show in Toronto, guitarist Jeff Beckman of 90s Canadian hardcore punk band Chokehold punched a transgender woman over her opinions regarding the singer's thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement. The band has prided itself on opposing gender discrimination, racism, sexism, police brutality and so on in their lyrics. The incident calls into question the authenticity of self-proclaimed socially conscious bands. Head to the replies to hear audio from the event.
Dre Okorley on Jul 21, 2015 - 5:52 AM
Watch The Luck's acoustic performance of "Holding On" below.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 20, 2015 - 6:04 PM
Ross Barber, writing for ElectricKiwi:
Well, for a start – BUY their music. Find out which method gives them the highest % of the profit. I will often send a message to an artist and ask them how they would prefer me to purchase their music. Some prefer Bandcamp as it gives them a higher % than iTunes. Some prefer iTunes as the chart visibility means more sales. Some prefer you buy their physical CDs directly from their website as they don’t need to pay a % to anybody.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 1:38 PM
Check out our photos from the July 12th Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party featuring Nate Ruess, the War on Drugs, MSMR, Civil Twilight and John Faye and Those Meddling Kids in the replies.
Staci Altomari on Jul 20, 2015 - 1:37 PM
SayWeCanFly have signed with Epitaph Records.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 12:56 PM
Corey Warning, former front-man for The Graduate, recently left the music business to work at the video game company Jumpdrive Studios. They've just launched a Kickstarter for their new space adventure game XO.
You are the captain of the last remaining battleship in the fleet. A relentless, overwhelming enemy has emerged to abduct your people. There's no time to colonize planets, negotiate with alien races, or build an empire. You're outnumbered, out-gunned, and low on resources. Knowing when it's time to fight or flee will be the key to saving the human race.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 12:44 PM
Max has announced a headlining fall tour.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 12:41 PM
Modest Mouse will be performing on Seth Meyers tomorrow night.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 11:06 AM
Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness did an acoustic set and interview with Star 99.9.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:41 AM
Jamie Ludwig, writing for Noisey, on the bystander effect at live music events.
Jackie’s call to hold predators and bullies accountable for their actions—and to not place blame on passive bystanders—is important, compelling, and admirable. However, there’s also something to be said for people empowering themselves so that they have more tools at their disposal to get involved should they ever come across a person in the midst of threatening situation. In the music community, we owe it to ourselves to walk the walk and be proactive in watching out for one another.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:34 AM
Meow the Jewels' new song "Meowrly" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:29 AM
Kerry King of Slayer did an interview with National Rock Review.
hey talked about the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Reign in Blood album, the chemistry he and Tom Araya have with Paul Bostaph and Gary Holt, the feedback they’re getting on the new music, the statements recently made by Mayhem Fest co-founder, Kevin Lyman, and more. Kerry was also cool enough to answer some questions from a few Southeast Michigan fans.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:25 AM
Lindenwood's video for "Monument" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:23 AM
It's apparently illegal to rip your CDs in the UK again.
In the wake of a challenge from the music industry, the UK's High Court has overturned regulation that allowed format shifting (such as ripping CDs and DVDs) for the sake of personal use. Supposedly, the government was in the wrong when it didn't implement compensation for copyright holders when you dumped those albums and movies on to your hard drive. Officials could reintroduce exceptions, but they'd have to take a different tack if they want these measures to survive.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:20 AM
Hit the replies for an acoustic performance of The Republic of Wolves' new song, "Mitama."

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:16 AM
Hit the replies to watch Nate Ruess' "Hal David Starlight Award" acceptance speech at the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:11 AM
A release from The Front Bottoms called "Back On Top" is listed on Bull Moose for release on September 18th.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:05 AM
Maroon 5 had to cancel their performances in China.
Fans and media are speculating that a post from band member Jesse Carmichael about the Dalai Lama, which has since been deleted, caused Maroon 5 to be prohibited from playing in China.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:03 AM
Attilla's front-man apparently doesn't like the bands on Warped Tour this year and is having an ongoing spat with Buddy from Senses Fail. I mean, if it were me, I wouldn't even have to put together a vote to boot these guys from the tour.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 10:01 AM
Francis Mark of From Autumn to Ashes has issued a statement on his arrest.
I wanted clarify a few things in the press and express my gratitude to the fans who continue to stick by us in these trying times. I turned myself in and was not arrested. The alleged drug house in question was merely a medicinal marijuana facility. I speak not only for myself but on behalf of From Autumn To Ashes that we will make up the dates as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for the years of support and see you soon.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:49 AM
Titus Andronicus' new album The Most Lamentable Tragedy is streaming on NPR.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:48 AM
Leftover Crack have titled their new EP Constructs of the State.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:46 AM
Hit the replies to stream Blake Schwarzenbach's new song "Sanity is Waiting"
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:44 AM
Minus the Bear have announced a 10-year tour for Minus El Oso. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:41 AM
Wilco have announced a North American tour.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:41 AM
Neck Deep's new song "Gold Steps" can be streamed on BBC 1.
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:39 AM
Hit the replies to watch Simple Plan perform one of their new songs, "Boom," live.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:36 AM
CHVRCHES have announced a US fall tour. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:34 AM
Twenty One Pilots music video for "Lane Boy" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:32 AM
Armor for Sleep have announced their 10-year tour for What To Do When You Are Dead. Check the replies for the dates.
We are excited to announce that we will be playing a select number of shows to celebrate the ten year anniversary of “what to do when you are dead”. The fact that so many of you have been listening over the years has meant (and still means) a lot to us, and this is our way of saying thank you for all the kind words and cool stories that you’ve shared with us over the years. This is gonna be fun. Below is a list of all the shows with ticket links. The ticket links go live this Friday the 24th… Hope to see you all at the shows…keep it real. Check Facebook.com/armorforsleep...
Jason Tate on Jul 20, 2015 - 9:30 AM
City and Colour will release their new album, If I Should Go Before You, on October 9th. A number of preorder options will be available starting this Friday.

Tracklist:
1. Woman
2. Northern Blues
3. Mizzy C
4. If I Should Go Before You
5. Killing Time
6. Wasted Love
7. Runaway
8. Lover Come Back
9. Map of the World
10. Friends
11. Blood
Aaron Mook on Jul 20, 2015 - 8:29 AM
I adore this song. That about sums up my feelings on Twinsmith's "Said and Done" for which we're premiering the official video (below) today. It's like the band decided to check every box on the "summer anthem" list and make an irresistible tune. The feel and atmosphere of the video could not bring the song to life any more perfectly - it's youthful, fun and intriguing. Much like the single, their new album Alligator Years, is the kind of indie-rock you want to listen to continuously in this beautiful weather. Luckily, the record is now out on Saddle Creek Records, so go give that a spin after the video. Enjoy.

Make sure to also check out Twinsmith's upcoming tour dates with
Lueda Alia on Jul 20, 2015 - 7:31 AM
Last month we premiered the new Well Kept Things EP, Homegrown, which is out now via Antique Records. Today we are debuting the new video for "Great White North." The vocals on this track really remind me of what I loved about Just Surrender, so definitely give it a watch below. If you're liking the song, be sure to grab the EP.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 20, 2015 - 4:43 AM
The new Narrow / Arrow video for "Impress Your Parents" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 19, 2015 - 5:28 PM
Don't Look Down (yep, those guys) have shared "No Way Out." It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 19, 2015 - 9:47 AM
Winterpills will release their beautiful debut, which turned 10 this year, on clear blue vinyl this fall. If you enjoy Great Lake Swimmers and Midlake, give Winterpills a listen.
Lueda Alia on Jul 19, 2015 - 7:16 AM
Last night I had the pleasure of watching Bon Iver close out the inaugural Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival. During the set, the band performed not one but two new songs, which you can watch fan-shot video of in the replies. There was no formal confirmation from Justin Vernon regarding an upcoming album, however.
Drew Beringer on Jul 19, 2015 - 6:07 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Lueda AliaWinterpills' self-titled debut is now available on vinyl and I couldn't be happier.
Aj LaGambinaI saw Ant-Man and it's currently my favorite Marvel Movie so far, if you have the time this week you should check it out on the biggest screen you have access to.
Alex DiVincenzoIt Follows might be one of my new favorite horror movies. Also check out my Warped Tour photos.
Jason Tate on Jul 19, 2015 - 12:00 AM
Mayday Parade will release Black Lines on October 9th.
Jason Tate on Jul 17, 2015 - 1:31 PM
Maria Sherman, writing for Flavorwire:
This kind of behavior is heightened in the pop-punk and emo scenes — a world that’s typically uninviting to female musicians. Men are on stage, and young women are off it, in this realm created by boys for girls — to impress or seduce them. When you have one of the scene’s most widely accessible institutions, Warped Tour, encouraging sympathy for men who take advantage of their young, emotional female fans, it speaks volumes about where the power lies. Because of the genre’s history of guys on stage/girls in the crowd, aspirations of groupiedom remain intact for these historically disrespected female fans. This is especially sad when you consider...
Jason Tate on Jul 17, 2015 - 12:12 PM
Alex Rosamilia of The Gaslight Anthem has started a metal side project called Servitude. The band's EP is streaming on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on Jul 17, 2015 - 11:54 AM
Zebrahead collaborated with Man With A Mission from Japan on a song for the Japanese soundtrack for Mad Max: Fury Road. Check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 17, 2015 - 11:44 AM
State Champs, fresh off the Tumblr Justice tour with 5 Seconds of Summer, have released a new music video for their new song "Secrets." It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 17, 2015 - 11:41 AM

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