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Netflix Inks Indie Darlings Jay And Mark Duplass To Adam Sandler-esque Deal

News has broken of yet another landmark deal for Netflix. Per Deadline, the streaming platform has inked brothers Jay and Mark Duplass to a four-film deal, reminiscent of the company’s recent four-film deal with maestro of schlock, Adam Sandler. The key difference here is that Sandler’s films are Netflix exclusives, while each feature of the Duplass quartet will see a brief theatrical run.

The news came out of Sundance, where Netflix numbers among the many buyers and the Duplass brothers have a hand in four different productions: The BronzeThe OvernightTangerine, and Animals. That fact alone exemplifies the difference between the Sandler and Duplass deals: the former makes big, dumb comedies that make the money while the latter make smaller indie fare that garners acclaim. Ted Sarandos said as much when the deal was announced: “Independent film has always been a big part of Netflix, and the reason we do things like the Adam Sandler deal is so we can do things like this as well.” Read more »

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‘Take Action’ Tour to Feature Memphis May Fire, Crown The Empire and More

Just when you thought spring tour announcements were winding down, Memphis May Fire have sprung into action announcing that they will be headlining the 2015 ‘Take Action’ tour.

Crown The Empire, Dance Gavin Dance, and Palisades will be joining this exciting spring lineup as well, as they travel the road in March and early April.

The final date in Tempe, AZ will be a festival date for Memphis May Fire alongside A Day To Remember and The Offspring.

You can purchase pre-sale and VIP tickets now and general admission tickets on Friday, Jan. 30 at 10AM here. Read more »

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Cancer Bats Debut “True Zero” Music Video

Earlier today, Toronto’s Cancer Bats graced fans with some disorienting new visuals for their track, “True Zero.” An abrasive headbanger with some southern flair, the song is taken from the outfit’s forthcoming album, Searching For Zero, which hits shelves on March 10 via Noise Church Records. Check it out by following the jump below.

This is the third glimpse we’ve received of the band’s fifth studio album following the release of “Satellites” and “Arsenic in the Year of the Snake.” If you’re a fan of all of the above, you can snag a pre-order here.

To see if Cancer Bats will be heading to a venue near you, hit them up on Facebook. Read more »

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Stop Everything And Stream Life In Film’s Irresistible New Single, “Get Closer”

London-based indie rock band Life In Film have released a sensational piece of sonic sassiness with the band’s new single, “Get Closer.” Produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths, Blur, Kaiser Chiefs), the song is simple and catchy — everything a listener needs for a light-hearted and easy jam. It’s just the type of song you need when you’re ready to host a solo dancing party in your living room or shower.

Not familiar with Life In Film? The band has two EPs under its belt, has earned a supporting slot with The Rolling Stones, and played international gigs with Burberry. Needless to say, if you don’t know about this band, now is the time to jump on board.

Stream the new track, “Get Closer,” after the jump and leave your thoughts in the comments below. Read more »

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Sufjan Stevens Announces North American Tour

Sufjan Stevens has revealed he will be hitting the road this spring, kicking off a lengthy trek on April 10 in Philadelphia before bringing it to a close on June 10 in Seattle. The tour comes in support of Stevens’ forthcoming full-length, Carrie & Lowell, which is slated to hit stores March 31 via Asthmatic Kitty.

All of the tour’s confirmed dates and locations can be found after the jump, so be sure to see if Stevens is headed to a city near you. As for those who have yet to experience the trailer for Carrie & Lowell, click here. Read more »

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Yellowcard Debut Crushing “Crash The Gates” Music Video, Announce Tour Dates With Finch

With member changes and a hiatus in their recent past, Yellowcard is still going strong to this day and it looks the band will be taking 2015 by storm.

The band released a new music video via Revolver for the song “Crash The Gates,” which is featured on their latest album, Lift A Sail, which came out last year on Razor & Tie Records. The video consists of shots from the band’s energetic live show tied in with hard hits and fights from around the NHL. You can check out the video below. Read more »

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UPDATED: Tom DeLonge Has Left blink-182

This is shocking.

In a statement released this morning from blink-182‘s publicist, the band has announced that founding member Tom DeLonge has quit the group to pursue other, non-musical endeavors. The band will be performing with Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio at Travis Barker’s upcoming Musink Festival.

To all fans of the band, this news is sure to leave some uncomfortable feelings. DeLonge previously set the band’s hiatus in motion in 2005, in order to work more closely with his new band, Angels and Airwaves. Since the band reunited in 2009, DeLonge has stayed focused on AVA as well as his other projects, including the LOVE film released in 2011. Many fans have speculated that DeLonge’s work with other projects has kept him distracted from working on blink-182′s full-length follow-up to 2011′s Neighborhoods – blink’s statement seems to confirm those rumors.

Read a full statement from the band below. We’ll update this post when Delonge releases a statement. Read more »

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Slipknot Unveil Summer Arena Tour With Lamb Of God

Following the release of their most recent studio album .5: The Gray Chapter this past October, Des Moines metal outfit Slipknot have just announced that they will be embarking on a late summer tour across the U.S., which they have dubbed ‘Summer’s Last Stand Tour.’ The month-and-a-half-long run will be taking place in various arenas and other bigger venues across the country.

The metal heavyweights will be supported by Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine, and Motionless In White, making for a very interesting combination.

Pre-sale tickets are now available here. More details on this tour are available below. Read more »

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The Used & Every Time I Die Announce Spring Tour

The past year has been a busy one for The Used, with the release of their latest album, Imaginary Enemy, and touring through most of 2014 with Hopeless Records label mates Taking Back Sunday.

The band is currently still on the touring cycle for their sixth studio album, yet they’ve announced a subsequent spring tour to further promote it. Direct support will be provided by Every Time I Die, who are still supporting their latest ripper, From Parts Unknown. Marzomets and The Eeries will also be along for the ride, opening for the veteran acts.

Check out the tour poster below following the jump for dates and locations. Read more »

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Title Fight Stream ‘Hyperview’ In Its Entirety

We are a week away from the long-awaited release of Title Fight‘s new album Hyperview, but the interwebs have graced us with an early stream of the entire album before its release.

The Pennsylvania punk quartet teamed up with NPR to stream the band’s third studio album from front to back for your listening pleasure. From the first listen, there’s a noticeable shift in the band’s sound, with a seemingly newfound love for chorus and shoegaze effects.

Hyperview is set for release on February 3 via ANTI- Records and pre-orders are still available for purchase at Kings Road Merch. Check out the stream of the entire album here.

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Death Cab for Cutie Release “Black Sun” Lyric Video, Announce Tour

Death Cab For Cutie have shared the lyric video for “Black Sun,” the first single off their highly-anticipated new album, Kintsugi, and also the first track to surface from the band since the departure of longtime guitarist, Chris Walla.

It’s hard to go into a new song from someone like Death Cab For Cutie without having some type of expectation for the material on deck. Death Cab have carved a beautifully dynamic niche for themselves in the world of music up to this point, and “Black Sun” certainly does not disappoint. That said, it also doesn’t sound all that similar to the rest of the band’s catalog. It’s as if Codes And Keys underwent a bit of an evolution, only catchier. Check it out: Read more »

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Skate And Surf Festival Announces More Bands Including Acceptance Reunion, The Gaslight Anthem, American Nightmare, And More

Today will go down in history. Acceptance has reunited.

The folks over at Skate and Surf have announced several more bands that will be performing at this year’s edition of the festival. The already impressive lineup including Manchester Orchestra, The Dropkick Murphys, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, The Front Bottoms and more has expanded to include some unbelievable additions. Notably, Acceptance will be playing together for the first time since 2006, New Jersey favorites The Gaslight Anthem have nabbed a headlining slot, and talent including Poison The Well, From Autumn to Ashes, mewithoutYou, American Nightmare, Runaway Brother, and Spraynard fill out the bill.

Skate and Surf got off to a rocky start during their first year back in 2013, but have gradually been returning to their legendary punk festival roots with each subsequent year. This lineup proves that the people at Skate and Surf know how to assemble a fantastic group of bands.

Check below for a flyer and a list of all the previously unannounced bands. We’ll be covering Skate and Surf festival this year, which runs May 16 and 17. You can check out the festival’s Facebook page for ticketing information. Read more »