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Modest Mouse Share “Of Course We Know”

Modest Mouse will be dropping their sixth studio album later this month, titled Strangers To Ourselves. So far we have heard a few of the singles off the album, and now the group has revealed yet another new track. The song is titled “Of Course We Know,” and it’s available to listen to below.

Digital copies of Strangers To Ourselves are available for pre-order via iTunes and Amazon. CDs and vinyl are also available on Amazon. The album will officially be released everywhere March 17. Read more »

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CHON Stream New Single, “Can’t Wait”

It’s only been a few weeks since CHON released the lead single off their forthcoming album, Grow, but that doesn’t mean it’s too soon for a second single. The group teamed up with Red Bull to premiere their newest track off the album, which is titled “Can’t Wait.” You can give it a listen below.

If you like what you’ve heard so far, there are plenty of pre-order options to choose from. To select your preferred method, head on over to Sumerian Records for a few different pre-order options. Grow will hit stores March 24. Read more »

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Zac Brown Band Announce New Album ‘Jekyll + Hyde,’ Release US Tour Dates

Country rock outfit Zac Brown Band have announced the release of their fourth full-length album, Jekyll + Hyde, set to release on April 29. To complement this announcement, the band dropped their first single, titled “Homegrown.” You can stream it below and pre-order Jekyll + Hyde on the band’s website.

If they couldn’t thrill their fans enough with news of this release, they also announced a full list of US tour dates, beginning at the end of March in Houston and wrapping up mid September in Del Mar, California.

Although this tour is mostly taking place in the US, some of the early tour dates include trips to Australia. Check out the full tour schedule below. Read more »

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The Front Bottoms Announce Split With Rapper GDP, Gets Record Store Day Release Date

Late last year, after the release of their Rose EP, The Front Bottoms told of their plans to release a split 7″ with rapper GDP, who went out on tour with them for a week during their tour with Say Anything. While that was an unofficial announcement, the band officially announced the long-awaited split today, releasing on Run for Cover Records and Bar None Records.

The split, containing two songs from each artist, is to be released on April 18, better known as Record Store Day 2015. You can see the release flier below and read my review of Rose here. Read more »

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The Maine Release Cover Of Weatherbox’s “The Drugs”

In anticipation of their upcoming fifth studio album, entitled American CandyThe Maine have just put out a cover of “The Drugs” by Weatherbox.

The band has previously talked about wanting to cover older songs and they have apparently been listening to this song for about ten years now. Their solid rendition features Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors, all of whom will be joining them for a full U.S. tour this spring.

The band writes: “First heard ‘The Drugs’ almost 10 years ago and it still resonates today. Figured it’s a good time to share, so we collaborated with our future the American Candy tour mates. Enjoy and we can’t wait to see you on the road!”

You can check out their take on “The Drugs” below and let us know what you think. Read more »

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ALBUM STREAM: Harm’s Way – ‘Rust’

Chicago hardcore act Harm’s Way have joined forces with Revolver to begin streaming their new album, Rust, almost a full week ahead of its official March 10 release. Give it a listen after the break.

The outfit’s latest offering was recorded at Brick Top Recording by Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Dead In The Dirt), mixed at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire), and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Nails), resulting in a 10-track beatdown that is sure to leave listeners blissful and bludgeoned. If you’re a fan, you can pre-order Rust here. Read more »

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Puppy Release Nostalgic Video For “Forever”

I know very little about Puppy. I know that they just released a rad new track titled “Forever,” and an accompanying video with it. A video in which they do not appear, but old footage from rock festivals and concerts are plenty, as their grunge-pop tune is played over it.

With luscious textures giving rise to distorted riffage, the track is an interesting blend of grunge, pop, emo, indie, and just plain awesome. The Billy Howard Prince-directed video only helps in making the band’s nostalgic, yet infectiously creative track come full circle.

Follow us after the jump to watch the video for “Forever.” Read more »

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Shania Twain Announces Farewell Tour

Earlier this week, country legend Shania Twain announced that she would be returning to the road one final time for the Rock This Country Tour, an epic 3-month run that will visit nearly 50 prominent venues across the United States.

“This is my last tour, so I’m going to make the most of it,” Twain told Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts Wednesday morning. “I want to go out with a bang.”

Twain, who has sold over 75 million albums to date, will begin her final outing in Seattle, Washington on June 5. From there, the 49-year-old songstress will split her time between Canada and the US, before eventually closing shop in Fresno, California on August 24.

If you’d like to “feel like a woman” one last time, a full list of dates can be found below. Read more »

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Thee Oh Sees Announce New Album ‘Mutilator Defeated At Las,’ Stream Single “Web”

After their hiatus, reunion, and lineup change, Thee Oh Sees are back with a brand new album. The new record, titled Mutilator Defeated At Last, drops May 18 via Castle Face. It serves as the follow-up to last year’s DropThat being said, some things are different, namely the lineup: John Dwyer, Tim Hellman, Nick Murray, Chris Woodhouse, and Brigid Dawson. See the full nine-song tracklist after the jump.

In anticipation of the release, they’ve shared “Web.” The lead single sees Thee Oh Sees picking up where they last left off when Dawson was a part of the group. A slow beat picks up as their iconic reverb-laden riffs splash all over the drumming, tossing some Western-style shade into the mix. Eerie vibes are everywhere. Once Dwyer lets out his signature howl, though, they layer jangly guitar parts over one another for crunchy stomping. We can see the crowds moshing already.

Give the lead single a listen below (via Pitchfork): Read more »

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Hear Ryley Walker’s Incredible New Single “Sweet Satisfaction”

There’s something about handpicked guitar playing that never gets old, and Ryley Walker does a great job reminding us of how timeless it can be. The folk singer-songwriter drops his new album Primrose Green on March 31 via Dead Oceans. Pre-orders are ongoing here. In anticipation, he’s shared single “Sweet Satisfaction” to detail what we can expect on the release and it’s nothing short of intricate.

Ryley Walker’s ecstatic fingerpicking is what lures you into his songs, but his cool film of 1970s fog that sets over it will keep you around long after they’ve ended. “Sweet Satisfaction” sees pianist Ben Boye adding a jazz layer to the number, turning it into a late night song to smoke to at the warmest cocktail lounge. By the time Walker lets out a slow, fuzz-tinged guitar solo halfway through that then explodes into a heated combustion, it’s time to throw in your hat. Ryley Walker has the control and practice of a guitarist who’s been playing for decades. His age may not imply it, but Walker is part of a new generation of masterful guitarists, and “Sweet Satisfaction” shows his songwriting fluidity blended with beautiful, circular tones.

Give it a listen below: Read more »

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Trust Me, “Cha Cha” From D.R.A.M. Is Your New Favorite Song

Every once in a while a song comes along that truly sounds like nothing else on the market. It’s a rare moment of discovery that is becoming increasingly hard to stumble upon in the digital age, but for those willing to sift through the seemingly endless number of artists hoping to be heard, there is gold to be found.

I’m not the first to hop on this hype train, but the last several weeks the only artist I have discovered who seems to have found their own lane in music is Virginia native D.R.A.M. His infectious, genre-bending single “Cha Cha” has all the makings of a future radio smash, only without any of the star power or marketing budget most top 40 singles boast. Instead, the song succeeds on the inherent sense of fun and carefree living that oozes from every beat of the Gabe Niles-produced track. You might not ‘get it’ at first, but if you give the music an honest chance to impress I think you will find yourself dancing before the final refrain comes to a close.

You might be thinking, “But there are a lot of songs out right now that make me want to dance.” That may be true, but I can promise you none of them sound anything like “Cha Cha.” Read more »

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Around Town Collective Artists Cover Each Other on New Compilation (Stream)

California DIY label Around Town Collective has been putting out killer releases in Northern California (Redding/Chico area) since 2007. We’ve raved about their work before, but now they’ve done something new in releasing a 9-track compilation, titled Dinner Conversations, on which ATC artists cover each other. The release features covers of Boy Elephant, Thomas Fogg, Belda Beast, Andrew Campbell and more, performed by Baltic Girls, Zach Zeller, Fera and P.A. Harper, just to name a few.

On the Bandcamp page for the release (where you can download it with a ‘name your price’ option), the label shares: “Over the years, Around Town Collective artists have released hundreds of songs. We thought it would be fun for each artist to choose one or two of their favorites to cover. This album is a ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported the ATC since it began in 2007.”

You can stream Dinner Conversations below, and be sure to check out the label’s vast array of artists via their website. Read more »