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Free Throw To Tour With Empire! Empire!, Premiere New Single From Debut LP

In April, Count Your Lucky Stars announced their latest signing, an emo/pop punk band from Nashville called Free Throw. CYLS is getting ready to release the band’s debut full-length, Those Days Are Gone, on September 16.

Last week, AbsolutePunk premiered the first single from the LP, entitled “Two Beers In.”

Now, Free Throw have premiered the second single from Those Days Are Gone, called “Tongue Tied,” with BrooklynVegan and announced a tour with CYLS founders Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate). You can check out the song here or below and check out the full list of tour dates below. You can pre-order the record here. Read more »

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Action Bronson Graces World With “Easy Rider” Music Video

After releasing a trailer full of cinematic gold for his newest music video, Action Bronson has unleashed the visuals for “Easy Rider” in their entirety. Fortunately, the video lives up to (and possibly even surpasses) its teaser as it finds the charismatic rapper dropping acid, evading the police, and eventually discovering an item of sacred ties. In other words, it’s quite possibly the best visual effort of 2014 as humbly predicted and has our excitement for Bronson’s forthcoming record, Mr. Wonderful, at a fever pitch.

Follow the jump to check out “Easy Rider” and be sure to look out for Mr. Wonderful when it hits stores this fall via Noisey/Atlantic Records. Read more »

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The Knife Will Soon Be No More

Highly acclaimed and auterist electronic duo The Knife is coming to the end.

Karin Dreijer, one half of the dynamic Swedish duo, dropped the big news in an interview with Dazed and Confused:

“When we finish the tour now in November we will close down, it’s our last tour. We don’t have any obligations to continue, it should only and always be for fun.”

Stereogum has confirmed the breakup with the band’s reps. Once The Knife finishes up their final European tour dates in November, the dissolution will be complete. A brief farewell was posted on The Knife’s website (which is delightfully dated for such an experimental group), quoting the titular line from “Without You My Life Would Be Boring.” Read more »

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Run The Jewels Announce Sophomore Album, Stream New Single

After releasing one of the rap scene’s best records of 2013, heavyweight duo Run The Jewels have returned with plans to release their sophomore full-length. Entitled RTJ2, the newest product from Killer Mike and El-P (which will also feature appearances from Travis Barker and Zack de la Rocha) is set to hit stores October 28 via Mass Appeal Records. They’ve been promising the release for some time and it looks like they’ll be delivering on that promise.

Fortunately for us, the album’s first single, previously teased “Blockbuster Night Pt. 1,” is now streaming on SoundCloud, so follow the jump to give it a listen. Read more »

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Gwar Are Heading Out On Large North American Tour This Fall

“Dark clouds of war and ill omen have gathered around GWAR. In our hour of greatest peril, Oderus has left us and our enemies stand poised, ready to strike while they sense weakness. But we shall no longer cower in our Antarctic stronghold, awaiting Destiny’s final blow. This Fall GWAR sets out on the most trying quest of our career. We shall scour our leader’s favorite stomping ground, North America, leaving no city unsearched, no venue unraised, and no sheep unmolested. GWAR will venture to the depths of Hell or to the very end of Time itself, and though I fear what we may encounter out there, I know that we can never return home until we have the answer we seek: ‘Where is Oderus Urungus?’”

The above text is the story behind Gwar‘s upcoming headlining tour they just announced. They are embarking on an epic journey to find their long lost leader (the late Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus) which will take them all across North America. The tour, which has been named GWAR Eternal Tour, will kick off this October and not wrap up until the middle of December. They will be sharing the stage with various other bands, including Decapitated, American Sharks and more. Find a full list of dates, venues and some guest spots by checking below. Read more »

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Stream Gideon’s New Single, “Calloused”

Gideon have unleashed the title track from their forthcoming album, titled Calloused. The song has been presented to us in the form of a lyric video, and you can stream it right beneath the break. Calloused will be the group’s third studio album, and is set to hit stores everywhere via Facedown Records on October 14.

There are currently plenty of different pre-order options available for purchase. You can pick up a merch bundle by either heading to All In Merch or MerchNow. Read more »

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American Hi-Fi Premiere “Golden State” Music Video

American Hi-Fi is back! Although, more accurately, they never really left. Most people probably remember that back in 2001, American Hi-Fi released one of the most well-known songs of a generation. “Flavor of the Week,” was such a smash hit that you’ve probably starting singing it in your head already just since reading this post.

Through some less than well-received albums, the band has hung to their roots, and done their damndest not to be labeled as a one hit wonder. Unfortunately, after their 2003 release, The Art of Losing, the guys were let go by Island Def Jam Records, and have been treading water for some time with releases in 2005 and 2010.

This week, American Hi-Fi released a catchy new tune with a little bit of Bayside flavor, titled “Golden State.” The single is off the band’s upcoming record Blood & Lemonade which drops September 9 via Rude Records. Stream “Golden State” below the jump and decide for yourself if the track will be enough to mount an American Hi-Fi comeback. Read more »

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Foo Fighters Release ‘Sonic Highways’ Trailer

We are nearing the premiere of Sonic Highways, HBO’s new documentary series following Dave Grohl and the members of Foo Fighters as they travel the country visiting historical recording studios. We’ve known about the show since the beginning of summer, but it was not until this afternoon that we got our first true look at the new series.

The first official trailer for Sonic Highways found its way online this afternoon through the various social channels controlled by members of Foo Fighters. The three and a half minute clip features a variety of music icons, as well as beautiful footage of recording spaces across the country, and just the slightest taste of new music teasers from the Foo. It looks like everything we hoped to find and more, but I don’t want to spoil the surprises. Click below and experience the trailer for yourself: Read more »

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Heartist Release “Skeletons” Music Video

Roadrunner recording group Heartist have released the official music video for “Skeletons.”

We have covered a Heartist a lot over the last year, and in that time they have proven themselves to be a band that has far more to offer than meets the eye. Their initial singles felt like amateur versions of bigger and better bands within the same scene, but with the release of their debut album the group shed those comparisons and stepped out with a sound decidedly their own. “Skeletons” is as close to a full-on ballad their music will likely ever get, and its video packs a fitting emotional punch. You can view the clip at the end of this post.

Heartist have been touring heavily throughout 2014 and will likely continue to do so well into winter. Click here for a look at the group’s upcoming tour plans.

Feeding Fiction, the debut album from Heartist, is available on the iTunes Store as well as Heartist’s Official Webstore. If you dig this song, please buy the album. Read more »

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Texas In July Give You A Reason To Rage With “Sweetest Poison”

Equal Vision Records hard rock outfit Texas In July have released a new song titled “Sweetest Poison” that is one click away from kicking your ass.

This time last year it was unclear whether or not the world would ever hear from Texas In July again. After years together, including multiple releases, frontman Alex Good decided that life on the road was no longer the path for him. The rest of the band took this time to step back and reevaluate their own lives, but they ultimately settled on pushing ahead and recruited J.T. Cavey to help take their sound to the next level. From the sound of “Sweetest Poison” it seems Cavey has done just that. You can stream the track below: Read more »

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‘White Bird In A Blizzard’ Trailer: Shailene Woodley Has A Sexual Awakening (And A Missing Mom)

White Bird In A Blizzard serves as the third film to star Shailene Woodley in the last year. It is also the third adaptation the former Secret Life Of The American Teenager star has appeared in during that same time. I’m not sure if she likes books, or if she feels the stories in them are better told on the silver screen, but either way, there is a new film on the way that is sure to give all the feels.

Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley) is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve (Eva Green), a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears – just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock, (Christopher Meloni) for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it. You can view the film’s first trailer, which arrived online this afternoon, below: Read more »

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Dads Stream “Fake Knees”

It’s hard to explain how Dads rose from underground sensations to being a band on the verge of taking the nation by storm, but at some point in the last year or so something changed. Their music has stayed the same, as has their thrilling live show, but the way people react to their creativity has been amplified in a big way. As longtime fans, this brings us a great deal of joy.

Today, the members of Dads partnered with our friends at AltPress to share a new song titled “Fake Knees.” The song is the latest to surface from the group’s upcoming album, I’ll Be the Tornado, and if I am not mistaken there is an ever-so-slight hint of country influence to the entire affair. That’s not to say the rock and indie influences have disappeared. In fact, they’re as apparent as ever, but it’s also clear the evolution of Dads is far from complete. Click below and listen for yourself: Read more »