Manchester Orchestra “The Piña Colada Song” Song Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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Manchester Orchestra ”The Piña Colada Song” for a b-side 7” around the release of Cope, and AbsolutePunk dug it up. Stream the song below!

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POZ Stream: Secret Band - Secret Band

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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Betchu didn’t expect to be hearing a surprise, new, and full Secret Band album stream today, right? Well, we’ve got you covered and we think you’re gonna like it. Stream Secret Band’s self-titled record in full below!

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Restorations LP3 Is Coming

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

Restorations have released the first teaser video for LP3. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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POZ Review: Bleachers - Strange Desire

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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by Jason Stives, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Jack Antonoff doesn’t want you to refer to his new band Bleachers as a fucking side project.
 
He isn’t actually trying to separate himself from the feats of popularity he has procured as the guitarist for fun. But he wants you to know that he can have more than one outfit to express himself. With Bleachers, he is pouring every bit of his heart and soul into a glistening stream of pop glory that channels raw emotion and loneliness that can cripple a person from leaving his or her couch. He has much to talk about considering some of the highs and lows in his life and in many ways it may come off cliché if not conveyed properly.  What is there to talk about when it comes to failed relationships, worries, and sorrow in this day and age? But somewhere in all that anxiety and depression is the beating heart of a hopeful pop lover and on Strange Desire he marries these two trains of thought into a collection of killer and filler.
 
Antonoff clearly has his heartstrings wrapped around a vibrant style that bathed in orchestral synth heaven back in the mid to late eighties. Highlight and possibly the album’s best track, “Rollercoaster,” is the sequel to Modern English’s “I Melt With You” some 30 years too late, but that doesn’t stop it from imagining itself as the perfect backdrop to some teen coming-of-age film. It deserves to be just that and much of Antonoff’s anguish and desire feeds greatly into these vibrant often thrown back sounds. It doesn’t stop there: “Shadow” dances with an appreciative sway around assuming swirling lights and internal fire offering comfort if you are feeling lonely and out of place.

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The Story So Far In The Early Stages Of New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

The Story So Far are in the early stages of working on their next album, which they would ideally like to have released in a year or so. Check out a full interview with AbsolutePunk here and a snippet of info on what’s next for the band below after the jump.

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Modern Baseball, Petal Members Cover DCFC’s “The New Year”

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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Jake from Modern Baseball and Kiley from Petal recently covered Death Cab For Cutie's “The New Year” in a new Space Jam Session. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Morning Recap: A Good Year For Warped, YBI! Donations, Evan Weiss On DIY Touring

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

Why Brand New Plays Those Three Songs In A Row

Jesse Lacey and Vinnie’s guitar tech did a 30-minute long rundown on their gear. Most of it focusses on their live sound and why they do certain things certain ways. An interesting insight. 

Nothing Is Killing Warped: 500,000+ Attendees This Summer

Kevin Lyman tweeted out into the internet last night that over 506,000 tickets have been purchased for Warped Tour this summer with three more shows to go. That means the final number will likely end up being somewhere around 540,000 as a total count for the summer. 

Not too shabby. 

Evan Weiss On Why Your DIY Band Is Ready To Tour

As a (near) 30 year old man, and having been involved in DIY/punk/hardcore subculture since I was in my early teens (frankly, longer than I care to remember or extrapolate on) I have started (and quit) my fair share of bands. Bands with different goals and absolutely different outcomes. All of these goals ranging from recording a demo and playing a few local shows to touring as hard and as long as possible; writing a couple EPs worth of music and never playing out to never recording anything and crashing local VFWs to play for 15 minutes.

You Blew It! On Robbery; Open Up Donation Avenues

You can support You Blew It! by donating to their PayPal account, buying music, or picking up some merch. 

Crown The Empire Land At 7 | Real Friends Land At 24

A big week for the scene. Rise Records scored their 5th top 10 debut in 13 months and Real Friends’ debut album landed at 24 on the charts.

24,000 for Crown The Empire. Over 10,000 for Real Sleepy Eyes. 

Gerard Way Announces Debut Solo Album ‘Hesitant Alien’

Frank Iero - August 26th.
Gerard Way - September 30th.
Mikey Way - XX XXth?

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No Bragging Rights Stream “Outdated” From ‘The Concrete Flower’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

No Bragging Rights will release The Concrete Flower on September 23rd via Pure Noise Records. Pre-order the record here and stream “Outdated” below after the jump.

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Senses Fail Announce ‘Let It Enfold You’ Ten Year Tour 

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Gerard Way ‘Hesitant Alien’ Album Teaser

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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Gerard Way is releasing Hesitant Alien on September 30th via Warner. Listen to an album teaser below after the jump.

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Prawn Stream “First As Tragedy…” From ‘Kingfisher’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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Prawn will be releasing Kingfisher on August 12th via Topshelf Records. Stream “First As Tragedy” below after the jump.

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The Ataris’ Kris Roe Summer Acoustic Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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The Ataris’ Kris Roe is going out on a late-summer acoustic tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Lawrence Arms Announce UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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The Lawrence Arms will be touring the UK in October. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Beartooth Announce UK Support

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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Beartooth will be taking Climates and Dead Hearts on their UK tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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The Madden Brothers Australian Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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The Madden Brothers are touring Australia in October and November. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Panic! At The Disco Brazilian Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 31, 2014

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Panic! At The Disco are playing two shows in October. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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