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Head North Announce National Headlining Tour

Buffalo pop-punk band Head North will be heading out on a massive headlining tour later this year. Check out a full flyer and dates below.

The band is touring in support of their new EP, Scrapbook Minds, as well as a recently released split with Connecticut’s A Will Away. I highly recommend checking out both releases, if you’re unfamiliar with the group. The band is quickly making the transition from “local” to “national,” and you’re going to want to get in now. Head North’s discography can be streamed via their Bandcamp page.

You can listen to “In The Water” below. Let the band know which date you’ll be at over at their Facebook page. Read more »

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Unreleased Adele Tracks Surface Online

While the world hotly anticipates Adele’s followup to her incredibly successful sophomore record, 21, a few unreleased songs from those sessions have surfaced online.

Ironically titled “You’ll Never See Me Again” and “Never Gonna Leave You,” the new songs were recorded with Fraser T Smith in 2010, so these are not an indication of what’s to come for the superstar singer, but it’s a nice stopgap while we wait for the new record.

The songs are quickly being pulled from online sources, but they’re easily found on YouTube. You can hear the new tracks via the videos below, as of the time of publication. Read more »

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A Day To Remember Announce ‘All Signs Point To Britain’ Tour

Pop-punk/metalcore machine and contender for the title of “Biggest Heavy Band In The World,” A Day To Remember, will be returning to UK this Fall. The band has announced the ‘All Signs Point To Britain’ tour for late 2014.

Oddly, the tour skips over London, as many angry Facebook commenters and Rocksound have pointed out. It’s unclear whether a date will be added or not. Support has yet to be announced, but here’s to hoping that they bring out some cool smaller bands; A Day To Remember have the capacity to make stars in the scene and they’re hitting some big venues.

Check out the flyer with all the dates below. Read more »

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‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy to Screen With Live Orchestral Accompaniment

Sci-fi nerds, rejoice. For the first time ever, Peter Jackson’s entire Lord of the Rings trilogy will be screening in America with live orchestral accompaniment. The Oscar-winning series, based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s novels, will see its live debut in New York City at Lincoln Center in April 2015. Mark your calendars.

As the New York Times reports, conductor Ludwig Wicki and the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform Howard Shore’s original score live while all three of the epics unfold on the screen behind them. As of right now, there will be two full performances, both of which take place at David H. Koch Theater between April 8-12. The first set of performances will occur over three successive nights; the second will consist of afternoon and evening screenings over the course of a weekend. Read more »

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Enter Shikari Discuss Upcoming Album, Aiming For Early 2015 Release

Enter Shikari took a long winter break from touring this past year in order to bring to life their upcoming fourth record as a band. Some light has been shed today on the new record after vocalist Rou Reynolds, guitarist Liam “Rory” Clewlow and bassist Chris Batten sat down with Already Heard for an in-depth interview about the upcoming album.

According to the interview, the band are in the mixing process but still have to go into the mastering process and come up with a title and artwork for the upcoming record. Check out what Rou had to say below regarding the songwriting and sound of the album: Read more »

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Haste The Day Post Teaser For New Song

Remember that crowd-funding campaign the newly reunited Haste The Day launched to raise money for a new album? A little after their 10th anniversary show for their first record Burning Bridges and an appearance at Exodo Festival in Mexico, HTD announced their official reunion and launched the previously mentioned campaign.

Just yesterday, the band posted a video to their Facebook of them tracking guitars for a new song. You can see the video here. Did you donate to the fundraiser? Tell us what you think of the teaser in the comments!

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Chiodos Release Music Video for “3 AM”

Chiodos has been busy since the release of their latest record Devil, which came out last March. This effort included the return of original vocalist Craig Owens and the inclusion of The Fall Of Troy guitar aficionado Thomas Erak. The band put a lot of time and creativity to provide a versatile number of songs that showed a different side of the band, mostly due to Owens’ tenure with Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.).

Today, the band has premiered the music video for the poppy but somewhat heavy-chorused ballad “3 AM.” The actual video shows Owens in bed with a current lover only to turn on the television to see an ex-lover ingrained on different television stations. You can see that all band members play funny roles on the television stations and appear to have the absolute greatest time filming it.

Check out the music video over at PopCrush. Be sure to catch Chiodos opening the ‘Parks and Devastation’ tour with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless In White. Dates and locations can be found here.

Knuckle Puck

Knuckle Puck Release “Oak Street” Single On Bandcamp

After streaming “Oak Street” last week, you can now purchase Knuckle Puck‘s newest release on Bandcamp.

The EP features the previously released title track, as well as an acoustic B-side called “Home Alone.” The single serves as a preview to the band’s upcoming EP, which will be released later this year on Bad Timing Records.

While the 7″ flexi version of the single has sold out online, you can pick it up from the band during their tour with Senses Fail, which starts tomorrow night. Make sure to check out our interview with Knuckle Puck from earlier this summer to get acquainted with pop-punk’s fastest rising act. Read more »

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Two New Kanye West Songs Teased During ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’

Time seems to move slower when you know that a new Kanye West album will be hitting shelves soon. Yeezy is supposedly dropping a new record this Fall, and we’ve hit the point of Kanye pre-season where leaks are slowly starting to drip out. As discovered by posters on KanyeToThe, snippets of a brand new Kanye track called “Awesome” and a new remix of “Niggas In Paris” can be heard between scenes of the season finale of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.

While there isn’t much to work with here, the small bit of “Awesome” sounds like standard-fare Kanye; lots of vocal modulation is present, and the hook sounds huge. The new “Niggas In Paris” remix is slowed down with a string section and choir, essentially reinventing the song.

If you can get past Kim talking over both songs, both previews can be heard after the jump. We’ll let you know as soon as we know more about the new record. Read more »

Hostage Calm

Hostage Calm Release New Track “Fallen Angel,” Prove That They’re The Coolest Band In Punk

Usually when I introduce someone to Hostage Calm‘s music, I describe their British-invasion-meets-2000s-punk sound as the “punk Beach Boys.” The extensive use of vocal harmonization and 1960s-style songwriting on 2012′s Please Remain Calm showed that the band was truly something special amongst the hundreds of pop-punk bands that sparked up that year. With Die On Stage, Hostage Calm take those influences to a whole new level. The latest single, “Fallen Angel,” sheds much of the punk sound for an insanely catchy pop jam, featuring the band’s signature social commentary lyrical style.

While they’ve turned down the distortion and created a bright, happy sounding record, Hostage Calm prove with “Fallen Angel” that they’re still the coolest band in punk rock. The sound is extremely divergent from Run For Cover Records’ usual, which is exactly what’s so great about it. The band has precisely tailored the message, sound, and ethics of their music, and it works wonders because they truly don’t give a damn if anyone takes an issue with it. That’s what makes Hostage Calm a punk band.

Check out “Fallen Angel” after the jump or over at Fuse where it’s been exclusively premiered, then head here to pre-order Die On Stage. Read more »

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The Madden Brothers Share Studio Version Of “Dear Jane”

The Madden Brothers (featuring Benji and Joel Madden of Good Charlotte) have released yet another new track from their upcoming album, Greetings From California. The duo uploaded the finished studio version of “Dear Jane” to Vevo today, unveiling the final version of the track that was recorded early last year.

The song has a slightly vintage feel to it, although it’s got a great chorus that will be sure to fit perfectly in today’s pop radio climate. I vastly prefer this sound to Good Charlotte’s output over the years; it’s much more mature, and feels more genuine than most of Good Charlotte’s later career records.

I highly recommend checking this song out if you’ve been on the fence. Click “Read More” for a full stream. Read more »

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STRFKR Remix Portugal. The Man’s “Creep In A T-Shirt,” Offer Free Download

If you’re looking for some good vibes on this fine, post-Labor Day Tuesday night, look no further. STRFKR‘s new remix of Portugal. The Man‘s “Creep In A T-Shirt” brings the good vibes, hard.

STRFKR’s added house elements compliment the track very well, and mesh organically with Portugal’s original track. While it wouldn’t have made sense in the context of the band’s most recent record, Evil Friends, this remix is a welcome addition to their discography.

Head past the jump to check out the remix courtesy of ThisSongIsSick, and if you really like it, head here to download it for free. Read more »