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Paradise Fears Announce 2015 Spring Tour

Alternative pop outfit Paradise Fears have announced that they are kicking off 2015 with a US spring tour.

The tour will run from February to April hitting places like Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles, and New York City.

Accompanying Paradise Fears on this tour will be acts Andy Grammar and Alex & Sierra. Check out the band’s Facebook page for updated information on the tour and ticket sales.

You can view the list of tour dates below. Read more »

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Stream Tyler Carter’s New Single, “Tears On The Runway, Pt. 1″

Only a couple of days have passed since Tyler Carter revealed the lead single off his solo album, Leave Your Love, and he’s already streaming the next song. His newest track is “Tears On The Runway, Pt. 1,” featuring Nylo. You can stream it below.

I do enjoy this song, but I have to say that I like “Georgia” quite a bit more. This is still a stellar song nonetheless, and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the EP. Leave Your Love is going to be released Jan. 13 via Rise Records. The EP is available to pre-order on iTunes and MerchNow. Read more »

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Watch Jonah Hill Interview James Franco In The Trailer For ‘True Story’

Bummed out about James Franco and Seth Rogen’s The Interview being shelved by Sony? So are we. Lucky for Franco fans though, they will get to see him in the upcoming film based off the memoir of New York Times journalist, Michael Hinkel.

In 2001 an Oregonian man named Christian Longo was wanted by the police when the bodies of his three children and wife were found. Turns out their suspicions were spot on, and he was subsequently found guilty of their murders. While he was on the run though, he stole the identity of Michael Finkel, a New York Times journalist. Finkel met Longo in person, and eventually wrote a memoir on his experience.

In the upcoming film based off that memoir, titled True Story, Michael Finkel is played by Jonah Hill, and Michael Longo is played by James Franco. The movie follows Finkel as he tries to find out more about Longo’s story. You can watch a new trailer for the movie below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters April 10, 2015. Read more »

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Sledding With Tigers Premiere “Quit YR Job,” Announce Vinyl Release

Southern California-based acoustic, heart-on-his-sleeve punk Sledding With Tigers is bringing his record, Not The Beatles Yet, to vinyl via Antique Records. The record, which is limited to a press of 300 copies, consists of 14 occult tracks from the scene’s favorite acoustic act.

Along with the announcement of the new pressing, Sledding With Tigers have officially released a song, “Quit YR Job,” off of Not The Beatles Yet, via PropertyofZack.

Check out the pre-order for Not The Beatles Yet here and stream the new track, “Quit Yr Job,” after the jump. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below. Read more »

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I The Mighty Are Entering The Studio

San Francisco post-hardcore band I The Mighty have recently announced their return to the studio to record their second full-length album early in the new year.

The band released a statement over Facebook that they will be working with producer Mike Green, who has produced albums for artists including Paramore, Pierce The Veil and All Time Low.

With the announcement came the exciting news that their brand new album would arrive sometime in 2015 on Equal Vision Records. We’ll look out for more updates from the band. In the meantime you can read the band’s official statement below: Read more »

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Watch Foo Fighters Perform “I Am A River” Alongside A String Orchestra

A little over a week after the last episode of Sonic Highways aired on HBO, we find Foo Fighters still heavily promoting their documentary and their most recent album of the same title worldwide.

Set to embark on a massive world tour, hitting parts of South America, Europe, and North America starting in January, the rock icons made a few stops on a couple late night shows, with the most recent being The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

On last night’s episode, the Seattle quintet graced the audience with a performance of their song “I Am A River” off of Sonic Highways. The band was accompanied by a full string orchestra and it resulted in a majestic performance.

You can check it out below. Read more »

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Miguel Just Dropped Three New Tracks, Stream Them Now

Grammy Award-winning artist, Miguel, just took his fans by surprise and put out three new tracks via SoundCloud. We haven’t seen anything at all from the R&B star since his incredible release of Kaleidoscope Dream in 2012, which brought tracks like “Adorn” and “Do You…”

From track one, “nwa,” to the closer, “Coffee,” which ends very abruptly, this untitled collection of songs was something you didn’t know you needed, and it’ll make you want more. The three new tracks are guaranteed to be heard blasting in everyone’s cars pretty soon. Let’s hope that this finally leads to a new record. Everyone’s “Anticipated Music For 2015″ list just got a little bit longer.

Check out Miguel’s surprise new tracks below. Read more »

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Stream letlive.’s “Dreamer’s Disaster” Featuring Chris Conley

Earlier this year, post-hardcore outfit letlive. announced that they would be putting out Renditions, a compilation album of songs they’ve previously released in the past. Renditions will be special because this time around, all the tracks will feature a guest vocalist. They have already put out two “renditions” with “27 Club,” which featured Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, and “The Dope Beat,” which featured Soupy Campbell of The Wonder Years.

Today, the band brings us “Dreamers Disease,” off of The Blackest Beautiful from 2013. The Renditions version features Saves The Day‘s very own Chris Conley. Read more »

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Watch La Dispute’s New Music Video For “Woman (Reading)”

Post-hardcore moguls La Dispute always take a great visionary direction when releasing new music videos, often having actors or specialized performers being part of them. This is shown very clearly in one of their latest videos, “For Mayor In Splitsville,” which comes off their latest studio release, Rooms of the House.

Today, the band released a new music video for their song “Woman (Reading),” premiering over at NPR. The video shows dancer/choreographer Julie Ann Minaai dancing emotionally throughout London to the music of the band, in various settings; a park, on rooftops, on sidewalks with people watching, and empty parking lots.

Stream the video for “Woman (Reading)” below. Read more »

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I Guess You Could Say I Enjoyed Some Music in 2014

This year, I’m throwing convention to the wind. I tend to spend too much time deliberating, trying to narrow things down to a set amount of this or that. For 2014, much like any other year, I’m sharing a [very] large collection of what I enjoyed most in the world of music, except these lists will feature no valued ordering and no limitations such as the obligatory and ubiquitous ‘top 10.’

As noted, all the releases below are in no particular order. They’re simply the records and videos I enjoyed the most and spent the most time with this year. At the very least, I’d be thrilled to turn even one reader on to something new — and hopefully you’ll all share with me some things I may have overlooked as well.

I typically preface these year-end lists with some sentimental blather that’s best left for a yearbook I’ll never sign. I’m forgoing all that this time. Just read on and enjoy some good music with me in honor of another year that’s come and gone in a hurry. Read more »

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annie’ May Be The Worst Film Of The Year

Film: Annie
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx
Directed by: Will Gluck

In a year riddled with horrible misfires and unnecessary sequels, it’s a little shocking that the worst film of all is a remake of a musical that has long been thought to be timeless.

Will Gluck has delivered the updated version of Annie no one asked for and very few thought would ever exist. It’s a tech-friendly, modern retelling of a story that never comes together quite as well as its predecessor. The songs are weak, the acting is atrocious, and there is rarely a single sequence that offers anything audiences typically look for when seeing a musical on the big screen. There are no huge dance scenes, nor memorable hooks. It’s just a mess, and it looks like someone spent a lot of money to make it a reality. Read more »

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UTG INTERVIEW: After Nearly Two Decades, SNOT Still Bring Energy To The Stage

Unmatched and unmarred by any other act in the hardcore music scene, SNOT have reunited and returned to the touring scene in celebration of the band’s groundbreaking record, Get Some.

Although the band’s recording career was cut short due to the untimely and tragic death of frontman James Lynn Strait in 1998, because of their unique and undeniably influential fusion of punk, metal, and hardcore music, the legacy of SNOT is as strong as ever. The band has reunited for a second time since Strait’s death — this time tapping Carl Bensley to fill in on vocals for the band’s current world tour.

Guitarists Mikey Doling and Sonny Mayo both show energy and enthusiasm at the idea of playing SNOT’s prolific brand of unabashed music to a new generation of fans. Read more »