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Funeral For A Friend Release New Video For “1%”

Funeral For A Friend are back with a new track called “1%,” along with an accompanying music video. The song is the second single from the band’s upcoming record Chapter and Verse. “1%” follows the previously released “You’ve Got A Bad Case Of The Religions.”

The band’s new record is out January 19 via Distiller Records. You can pre-order it here via iTunes, and here via Amazon. Check out the band’s new music video and let us know what you think of “1%” below.

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Check Out Metallica Playing Career-Spanning Hits On ‘The Late Late Show’

As you may or may not know, Metallica performed all last week on Craig Ferguson’s The Late Late Show. The band performed different songs each night, in promotion of their Some Kind Of Monster 10th anniversary re-release, which is out on Blu-ray this Tuesday.

Billboard has compiled some video of the week-long residence, including footage of “For Whom The Bell Tolls,” “Hit The Lights,” and “Fuel.” It’s kind of strange that Some Kind Of Monster is already ten years old and “Fuel,” which is often referred to as a part of the “New Metallica” era, is almost eighteen years old, but that comes along with a band as legendary in scope as Metallica.

You can watch all of the performances below. Read more »

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Anamanaguchi Release New Music Video For “Pop It”

Chiptune favorites Anamanaguchi have released a new music video for “Pop It,” which features ______☆. God only knows how to pronounce that.

Like virtually all of the band’s music, “Pop It” is a fun and bouncy chiptune song with an equally cute music video. Between the balloon-popping girl with a balloon obstructing the view of her face and a kiddie pool full of balloons, things get weird, as they should.

You can check out “Pop It” below. Read more »

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Watch Have Mercy’s Brian Swindle Perform “Two Years” Acoustic

Have Mercy recently released their fantastic new record A Place of Our Own via Hopeless Records, and have been releasing live acoustic versions of some fan favorite tracks. We’re already seen “Pawn Takes Rook,” and now frontman Brian Swindle is back with an acoustic rendition of “Two Years.”

“Two Years” is an early favorite of mine, and this acoustic version adds a new vibe that’s not present on the record. The lead guitar riffs that litter the verses are traded for a more relaxed strumming pattern, and Swindle’s troubled voice adds a layer of urgency.

Check out the acoustic version of “Two Years” below. You can buy A Place Of Our Own here, and check out the band’s tour dates with Real Friends, Neck Deep, and Cruel Hand here. Read more »

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James Blake’s New Album Will Drop in “About Five Months,” May Feature Kanye West

James Blake isn’t one to take a break. While the UK crooner and electronic producer’s last album, Overgrown, came out in 2012, he’s been hard at work since, touring the globe, DJing sets, and dropping new songs “200 Press” and “Building It Still.” Now, the singer-songwriter has announced his next album is on the way.

In an interview with the Miami New Times (via CoS), Blake said that the new album is “seventy percent done” and should drop in “about five months.” For those of you following his mini updates, the Kanye West rumors are true. It seems the album will likely feature the notorious rapper: “It looks like we should be able to get something done. I know that there’s a specific song I would like him to be on, and if he can do that by the time my record comes out, that would be fantastic.”

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‘Mockingjay’ Crushes Weekend Competition

Should we really expect anything less from the global behemoth that The Hunger Games franchise has now become? The third installment of the series, Mockingjay — Part 1, premiered this weekend to $123 million dollars.

They may be high, but in comparison to the $152+ million opening supplied by the 2012 Hunger Games film, these numbers do come in a little stale. However, things will certainly pick up as we approach the holiday season, starting with Thanksgiving weekend.

Follow the jump for a listing of this week’s top ten highest grossing films. Read more »

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Watch Angel Olsen’s New Elizabethan Video for “Windows”

This week, Angel Olsen will release the deluxe version of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, her remarkable LP from earlier this year. The expanded package includes new songs, outtakes, and that crisp vinyl sound all wrapped up neatly in clean packaging. One of the album’s original songs, “Windows,” has just gotten music video treatment in anticipation of the release.

Directed by Rick Alverson, the video sees Angel Olsen at a particularly dampening time. She watches as children play in a field, stares ahead blankly while Vaseline is smeared on her face, and stands disconnected in Elizabethan clothes that seem heavy with unfamiliarity. In a statement about the video, Olsen said, “I gave [Alverson] total freedom to set the tone and I wanted only to be present within it. I wanted to make something cinematic and forward, and I believe he did that here.” Both visually stunning and contextually confusing, the entire piece is just that: a perfect fit for this haunting, ethereal ballad.

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Prawn Share New Single, “Built For”

New Jersey is bringing emo rock back, and Prawn are riding at the front of it. The group dropped their sophomore LP, Kingfisher, earlier this year, but had to cut the 12-song tracklist down due to vinyl limitations. On Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 28, the band will share the two songs they had to cut.

The tracks will surface on a new EP, titled Settledvia Topshelf Records, of which the title track has already surfaced. The first of the cut songs is “Built For.” It dabbles in the warmth of ’90s emo as well as the lingering of post-rock, making good use of reverb guitars and melancholic verses while still keeping things rough. Give it a listen below: Read more »

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Texas In July Cancel Remaining Canadian Tour Dates Due To Medical Emergency

It seems that Texas In July haven’t had the greatest luck so far since they embarked on their Canadian Invasion tour. A little less than two weeks ago they were forced to cancel a handful of dates due to their van breaking down. Now the group has announced they will actually have to cancel their appearances at all of the remaining dates on their tour because of a medical emergency.

The band posted on Facebook to let fans know their drummer, Adam Gray, was admitted to the hospital for a severe medical emergency. You can read all of what they had to say below. Read more »

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Watch Have Mercy’s Live Acoustic Rendition Of “Pawn Takes Rook”

Have Mercy are currently on tour with Real Friends, Neck Deep and Cruel Hand. They recently took a quick break from being on the road to sit down with CMJ to perform an acoustic version of their song “Pawn Takes Rook” for one of CMJ’s Whiskey Sessions. The song is taken from their recently released album A Place of Our Own. You can watch their performance below.

If you would like to see the band live, they have a few dates remaining on their tour. You can find dates and purchase tickets through their Facebook page. Read more »

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‘Midnight Clear’ Christmas Compilation Will Feature August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire & More

As we rapidly approach the holidays, more and more bands are getting on their December EP grind. If you ever feel like getting away from the usual holiday carols and getting into the season with some hardcore, Solid State Records, home to numerous hardcore outfits, will be releasing a Christmas compilation, entitled Midnight Clear.

The EP, which is due out on November 24, will contain renditions of timeless Christmas songs by artists like August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, Fit For A King, and more. Judging from the label’s teaser audio clips below, hardcore fans can expect to be pleased and put in jolly spirits amidst all the gang vocals and heavy drum fills. Read more »

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Skrillex Drops Cinematic New Video

Yesterday, Skrillex released a new video for his song “Fuck That.” It already has nearly 325,000 views in one day, which would be impressive for most artists. But for the former From First To Last vocalist turned dubstep innovator, this just seems to be par for the course at this point.

The track hails off of his latest album, Recess, which was released back in March. The video features desert highway chases, machine guns, and a Fight Club-esque scene that David Fincher would be proud of.

Check below the jump to watch the video, and if you’re in New York, make sure to spend your New Year’s Eve right by celebrating it with Skrillex, Diplo, and A$AP Ferg at Madison Square Garden. Read more »