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DROP EVERYTHING AND JAM: Foo Fighters Release Third ‘Sonic Highways’ Song

Fall 2014 is shaping up to forever be known as the season of Foo. The all-American rock ‘n’ roll band dropped the third track off of it’s upcoming LP, Sonic Highways, this evening. The track, “Congregation,” is a full on Foo track — containing the gnarly energy and light-hearted melodies that have been stealing our hearts for years on end.

The song drops the evening before the third edition of the band’s HBO Original Series, Sonic Highways. In the show the band travels to different American cities and attempts to capture the musical history and aesthetic of the city through an original song. The band traveled to eight cities for the Sonic Highways record and television show. “Congregation,” a glorified rock number with a bit of a country twang, represents Nashville. The song features Nashville native Zac Brown and was recorded at Nashville’s Southern Ground Studio.

The band previously released “Something From Nothing,” an ode to Chicago, and “The Feast and the Famine,” a gritty number encompassing Washington D.C.

Sonic Highways, the band’s eighth LP, is due out Nov. 10 on Roswell Records. Follow the jump to hear the song and see the full track listing for Sonic Highways. Read more »

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Strawberry Girls Launch IndieGoGo Campaign For Tour Van

Instrumental rock outfit Strawberry Girls have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the purchase of the band’s future van. For those who feel compelled to donate to the band’s cause and help them take their groovy sounds on the road, a slew of price-based awards awaits including everything from exclusive pre-release downloads to having the band throw a private performance in their Carmel, California practice spot.

There’s little doubt our staff would jump at the chance to see Strawberry Girls perform in our various cities, so we highly suggest donating to the IndieGoGo campaign here. For those who might need a little convincing before passing on their funds, feel free to check out a message from the band concerning their campaign after the jump. Read more »

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Ed Sheeran Makes Surprise Appearance At Sam Smith’s Manchester Show

Earlier last night, pop sensation Sam Smith played the Manchester leg of his U.K. tour at the infamous Albert Hall. To his fans’ delight, Smith brought out a very special guest during his performance of “Stay With Me.”

Smith whips out the one and only Ed Sheeran on stage and the audience, with all the feelings in the world, went absolutely nuts. Footage of the special moment was barely audible due to the amount of screaming that took place. Check out the video below. Read more »

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Happy Body Slow Brain Stream “Residue” From The Film ‘Bridge And Tunnel’

If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting patiently for Happy Body Slow Brain to release some new music, and finally, here’s something to enjoy for the time being.

Earlier in the year, the guys from Happy Body Slow Brain contributed a song called “Residue” to the official soundtrack of the indie film, Bridge And Tunnel. The soundtrack arrived on October 21, and is available now on iTunes.

Check below the jump to stream “Residue” right now via YouTube. Read more »

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Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) Granted Approval to Host Music Festival Next Summer

Justin Vernon, best known for his work in Bon Iver, has apparently been pursuing the idea of hosting a music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin this upcoming Summer. Recently, news broke that the singer had received permission to use Foster Farm for his two day camp-out, called ‘Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival.’

The festival is said to take place over the weekend of July 17, 2015. The event will reportedly feature two outdoor stages, one tented stage, and an approximate twenty-five thousand visitors on each of its two days. The festival is sure to be an exciting one for fans of Bon Iver, Volcano Choir or any other Vernon-related project, and those looking to enjoy some good music on the outskirts of civilization.

Stay tuned for more news on Vernon’s ‘Eaux Claires Music and Art Festival.’

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STREAM: Fredo Santana – “Riot” Feat. Childish Gambino

Chicago rapper and label-owner, Fredo Santana, known by some as the elder cousin of rapper Chief Keef, has recently released an interesting track featuring Childish Gambino.

Called “Riot,” the song shows Santana’s typical style, plus a heavy contribution by Childish Gambino, who has put acting on the back burner to develop and legitimize his hip-hop image. It’s strange to hear Gambino on trap tracks, but almost fitting after hearing his recent STN MTN mixtape in which he presents himself as an Atlanta rap superstar.

Stream “Riot” below the jump to hear the track for yourself. Read more »


Stream Chief Keef’s “Paper” Featuring Gucci Mane

Chicago rapper, Chief Keef, is back at it. This time, he’s collaborating with controversial rapper Gucci Mane to produce a single entitled “Paper.”

The track is said to be included on Chief Keef’s upcoming project Back From The Dead 2, a mixtape which is set for free download in approximately 24 hours.

Back From The Dead 2 can be found on DatPiff tomorrow, which is quite fitting given that it is Halloween. Check below the jump to stream “Paper,” featuring Gucci Mane. Read more »

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Stream Antarctigo Vespucci’s Energetic New EP

Cross-country collaborators Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!) practically broke the internet when they released their EP Soulmate Stuff under the moniker Antarctigo Vespucci earlier this year, and now they’re doing it all over again.

Simply put, I’m So Tethered packs in some of the best aspects that we’ve come to love from the group’s debut release into a three-track EP. To top that off, Rosenstock’s vocal presence comes in much more strongly. This all comes in with great timing, since Antarctigo Vespucci will be leaving for their first ever tour that starts off with a November 1 appearance at The Fest in Gainesville, FL.

The duo’s three-track followup has been streaming on AV Club since this morning and can be found following the jump, alongside the dates for their headlining tour. As of now, physical copies of the EP can be pre-ordered through Asian Man Records. Read more »

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The Madden Brothers Postpone Fall Tour

The Madden Brothers were set to kick off a nationwide tour later this month in support of their recently released studio album, but according to a new update from the band those plans have since been changed.

Writing to followers across social media on Wednesday, October 29, The Madden Brothers broke the news that all upcoming fall performances have been postponed until 2015. The group wrote, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone the US Tour dates until 2015. We appreciate all of your support this year and hope to see all of you in the new year! All refunds can be made at the point of purchase. ‪#‎vibes‬”

We were fans of The Madden Brothers’ most recent release, so it’s a pretty big bummer to learn they will not be stopping by our city in just a few short weeks. If you missed our review of Greetings From California, click here to find out what Joel and Benji have been up to in the days since Good Charlotte took a short hiatus.

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Leaked ‘Age Of Ultron’ Clip Teases Tension Between Captain America and Iron Man

Marvel has dominated movie headlines for a solid week at this point. Between the leaked Age Of Ultron trailer, the official trailer release, and Marvel’s epic phase three event, the last several days have been flooded with Marvel news, think pieces, and editorials that all translate to massive potential revenue. Today, nothing new was released, but something most missed earlier this week did find its way online.

Thanks to some anonymous person with a cell phone and a YouTube account, the Age Of Ultron clip shown during Marvel’s phase three event has found its way online. The footage shows Captain America and Iron Man talking about the role of the Avengers in the modern world. At first they seem to be on the same page, but before things end we get a small taste of the tension that will eventually lead to Captain America: Civil War. You can view the footage below: Read more »


Reggie and the Full Effect Release Monster Video for “37″

Just in time for Halloween, James Dewees, the genius behind Reggie and the Full Effect, as well as the keyboardist for The Get Up Kids, has released a timely monster video for the track “37″ off his 2013 effort, No Country For Old Musicians.

The video patterns with the song very well, including hating on Bruno Mars. The monster joins a band and goes on tour, and it’s hilarious, as predicted. Check the video out below and let us know what you think.

And don’t forget that Reggie is going to embark on one crazy good tour in the coming weeks, with Saves the Day and Say Anything, who will all play a 2004 album all the way through (Under the Tray, Through Being Cool and …Is a Real Boy, respectively). Some shows have sold out already, so get your tickets before it’s too late. Read more »


Rick Ross Streams “If They Knew” Featuring K Michelle

Keeping himself in the headlines while fans await the release of his new album, Rick Ross has shared yet another Hood Billionaire promotional single.

“If They Knew” is the kind of beat Rick Ross fans wait all year to hear the boss ride. It’s a fun and driving production, with a wonderful blend of instrumentation backing Ross’ gruff vocal delivery. The presence of K Michelle on the hook helps raise the track to a level of infectiousness the radio will embrace, but the verses would be just as strong without her accompaniment. You can stream the track below: Read more »