STREAM: Diet – “Planks”

Another week has gone by since Diet revealed their last single, and that means it’s time for them to premiere a new song off their upcoming reissue. The new single is titled “Planks,” and you can give it a quick listen below the jump.

“Planks” starts off on the slower side, but around the halfway mark it gradually starts to pick up its pace. The is plenty of distorted guitar play throughout the track, while bass and drums keep a steady beat. The song fits right in with the style of the rest of their singles, and should make any fan excited to hear the reissue in its entirety. Read more »


Emarosa Release Second Teaser Titled ‘Versus: Pt 2′

As each day goes by more and more anticipation surrounds Emarosa‘s upcoming album. They keep teasing news, and even released a short video with the members talking about recording the album. Fans know that something will come from the band soon – it’s just a matter of when. In the meantime, the band has premiered another teaser video featuring the members speaking about the album as well as some more new song clips. You can watch Versus: Pt 2 by checking below the break.

The band is currently on tour, so it seems pretty unlikely that they will release a new song during that time. We expect to hear something new from them here soon though, so be sure to keep an eye out for that. From the clips in these videos it sounds like we are going to be in for a real treat. Read more »

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MUSIC VIDEO: Myself In Mirrors – “Piene Forte Et Dure”

Myself In Mirrors are a six piece ambient post hardcore outfit based out of New Jersey. Back in November the group released their five track EP Half Light via Imminence Records. Now that the EP has been out for a while, the band has revealed the music video for one of their singles off the album. The song is titled “Piene Forte Et Dure,” and you can watch the video for it below the break.

The band prides themselves in their melodic sound, and “Piene Forte Et Dure” certainly falls under that category. The video features the band performing the song in a bright white room. It’s a simple, straightforward video, which fits nicely with the overall sound of the song.

If you dig what you hear, you can grab the EP on iTunes. Read more »

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Lorde, Neutral Milk Hotel, The National, The Replacements, Nas, The Roots to Headline Boston Calling in Fall

Boston Calling Music Festival will be returning to Government Center in Boston in a matter of weeks with their spring lineup, but the crew have already announced the roster for the fall edition and it’s pretty damn impressive. We’re talking headlining sets from The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Childish Gambino. Talk about a rounded out group of bands.

The full line-up is as follows: The National, Lorde, The Replacements, Nas x The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Childish Gambino, Spoon, Girl Talk, The 1975, Volcano Choir, Twenty One Pilots, The War on Drugs, The Hold Steady, Lake Street Dive, Bleachers, White Denim, Sky Ferreira, Future Islands, San Fermin, S. Carey, Clifflight, and Gentleman Hall. Read more »


Steven Spielberg And Richard Donner To Head ‘The Goonies’ Sequel

Over the weekend, The Goonies director Richard Donner revealed to TMZ that a sequel to the 1985 classic is in the works, with Steven Spielberg once again penning the script. Peek below the jump to watch the full interview.

Set in Astoria, Oregon, The Goonies centers on a group of teens who, while attempting to save their homes from demolition, accidentally stumble upon a 17th-century pirate map. In a last ditch effort to preserve the beloved “Goon Docks,” the band of unlikely heroes opt to follow in the footsteps of the treacherous One-Eyed Willy, and in doing so, embark on an unforgettable adventure.

The Goonies has always been one of my favorite movies, and because of this, I am both eager and nervous to see its long-awaited follow-up finally become a reality. Though I’ll sleep easier knowing Spielberg is involved, I’m still not sure if some of my favorite characters are ready for a modern day reimagining. Weigh in in the replies below. Read more »

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Brian Marquis Releases New Song “Drink You Up”

Brian Marquis has released a new track called “Drink You Up” from his new record Blood & Spirits, due out May 13 on Equal Vision Records. Stream the new song after the jump.

Reminiscent of England Keep My Bones-era Frank Turner, “Drink You Up” is an excellent, storytelling folk-punk jam. If you like songs like Frank Turner’s “I Am Disappeared,” then you’re definitely going to like this.

You can pre-order the new record here. Brian Marquis will be on tour all summer for this year’s Warped Tour. Read more »


Courtney Love Streams New Song “You Know My Name”

Courtney Love will be releasing two new songs, “You Know My Name” and “Wedding Day” on May 4 through digital retailers. You can stream “You Know My Name” after the jump.

The song is just about what you’d expect from the Hole frontwoman, delivering a 3-minute grunge-rock jam with lyrics that are all too personal to Ms. Love. It’s cocky and awesome, and impressive for an artist who is quickly approaching the fifty-year-old milestone. Say what you will about her personal life, but you can’t deny that Courtney Love is still giving us good tunes, some thirty years after her debut.

Courtney Love will be heading out on a UK tour in May. You can check out the dates after the jump. Read more »


Go Back To The ‘80s With The ‘Ping Pong Summer’ Trailer

Michael Tully‘s Ping Pong Summer is an appropriately done coming of age film that just so happens to be set in 1985.

The trailer shows it does have its comedic moments–I mean it is about a kid who gets into a ping pong competition and tries to learn breakdancing along the way–but at the same time you can see the heart. It may remind some of 2013’s The Way Way Back being that it too tells the story of a social outcast placed in a beach town for the summer who befriends someone a lot older, and catches the eye of the girl he figured would always be out of reach.

Marcello Conte stars as the lead, Susan Sarandon plays that older friend and the rest of the cast is filled in with the likes of Amy Sedaris and Lea Thompson.

You can catch Ping Pong Summer in theaters June 6, and watch the trailer after the jump. Read more »

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Lily Allen Shares New Track “Sheezus”

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here; you can stream the title track from Lily Allen‘s upcoming record Sheezus after the jump.

The song is full of name-drops and references to other pop stars including Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lorde, Lady Gaga, and obviously Kanye West, which might explain its non-radio release. While the song is definitely bound to stir up some discussion, I can’t shake the feeling that I’m not a fan. It feels slightly out of place for a rather static, mid-tempo, and sometimes boring song to be the flag-bearer of Allen’s attempt to make a statement about how she’s the best around, and amidst allegations of cultural appropriation for the “Hard Out Here” music video, taking Kanye West’s controversial title from last summer is a risky move, especially when the songs that we’ve heard from Allen’s latest aren’t half as memorable as what we heard on Yeezus.

That being said, there are some good lyrics in there and we already know that the record is going to turn some heads. What do you think of the new song? Let us know by leaving a comment down below. Read more »


WATCH: Jack White Records, Presses, And Releases Record In One Day For Record Store Day

If you made a visit to your favorite record store on Saturday for Record Store Day 2014, you might have noticed that the lines were longer than they’ve been in years past. The vinyl fad is bigger than it has ever been before, and it shows. RSD 2014 saw artists and labels pressing crazy things like triangular 7″s and glow-in-the-dark variants to generate interest and top everyone else in the “wow” department. However, Jack White takes home the prize for his impressive feat in starting and finishing production for a record before the end of the day. You can stream a mini documentary of sorts after the jump detailing the experience.

The video documents the whole process, from Jack White’s in-store performance, through the record’s manufacturing process and the sale of the record, all finishing before 3:00 pm. This is going to be hard to top next year. Read more »

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Trash Talk Announce New Album ‘No Peace,’ Stream New Song

Trash Talk, everyone’s favorite Odd Future-crossover hardcore band, has announced a new record. The band will be releasing No Peace through Trash Talk Collective/Odd Future Records on May 27. The first single, “Cloudkicker,” can be streamed after the jump.

If the new song is any indication, the band has taken a more focused approach to their sound than that showcased 2012′s 119. The tracklist is notably devoid of Tyler, The Creator and his Odd Future pals, although King Krule and Wiki will feature on a bonus track and the record’s opener and closer were produced by Alchemist. While the band’s crossover into the world of hip-hop caused polarization amongst fans, I believe that their fresh look on beatdown hardcore is one of the best things that has happened to the massively-diluted genre in years. I’m looking forward to hearing the new record. Read more »

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ALBUM STREAM: Wye Oak – ‘Shriek’

We’ve been anxiously awaiting Wye Oak‘s new album, Shriekfor what feels like forever. But alas, finally, finally, it’s (almost) here. NPR has the album up for streaming in full a week before it comes out April 29 via Merge/City Slang, so go ahead and give it a listen.

Shriek is the Baltimore duo’s follow up to 2011′s Civilian. Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack’s new album was co-produced by Nicolas Vernhes at Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room and is, ambitiously, guitar-less. If none of that wins you over, go see them play the material live (where $2 of your ticket will be donated to a local charity). After the new songs I got to hear live at SXSW, it’s easy to say this won’t be a letdown.

For some visual accompaniment, don’t forget the surreal music video for “The Tower” is up for watching. The slow song gets contrasted by shots of house painters singing with their faces covered in paint while they dance in a parking garage. Yes — when we say surreal, we mean surreal. Read more »