Via Vanity

LYRIC VIDEO: Via Vanity – “Skeleton Key”

Back in July Via Vanity announced that they would release a new single titled “Skeleton Key.” Now that some time has passed and they had the opportunity to put some final touches on the song it’s finally ready for our ears. You can check out the lyric video for the single by taking a look below the break.

The song is similar in style to the band’s two previous singles. It definitely has some hardcore influence, but is still very much in the metalcore realm. The song isn’t available on iTunes yet, but hopefully it will be soon. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye out for updates on the band’s plans to release an EP. They confirmed that they intend on doing such in the near future. Read more »

Set It off

Listen To Set It Off’s New Single, “N.M.E.”

One of the most entertaining bands out there today is the Tampa-based pop rock outfit Set It Off. They released a stellar debut full-length album back in 2012, and now they are on the brink of what’s expected to be another great release. Thanks to Alternative Press, we even have another new single to jam out to. The new song is titled “N.M.E.,” and you can also listen to it below.

If you haven’t had the chance to pre-order Duality yet, then you can do so by heading on over to either MerchNow or iTunes. It will officially hit stores everywhere on October 14 via Equal Vision Records. Read more »

We Are The In Crowd

We Are The In Crowd Release New Music Video

Just having gone back home from their shows on the other end of the globe, Poughkeepsie alt-rockers, We Are The In Crowd have recently released a new music video for the song “Manners” off of their most recent full-length, Weird Kids. The video features a lot of lack of love and a whole lot of flying objects.

In case you missed it, WATIC are on the bill of the Glamour Kills Tour with New Found Glory, Fireworks and a bunch of other great bands. Tour dates here.

You can watch the new music video for “Manners” below. Read more »

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Let It Happen Announce Fall Tour with Old Again and Bad Luck

Cincinnati rockers and members of the Invogue Records roster, Let It Happen, have announced a new fall tour set to begin October 19. The tour will attack the Eastern United States with 14 dates, spanning into early November and will feature support from Old Again and Bad Luck.

Let It Happen are fresh off a recent tour with Northbound, and are busy promoting their recent release Cause + Effect, which became available September 9. You can check out the full list of dates for the upcoming on the band’s Facebook page.

The Concrete Flower

Stream No Bragging Rights’ Latest Album, ‘The Concrete Flower,’ In Full

Tomorrow, September 23, No Bragging Rights‘ fifth full-length album will officially hit stores via Pure Noise Records. The singles the band released from The Concrete Flower showed a lot of promise, and fans everywhere have been excited to see what it’s all about. Now the time has finally come, and we get to hear the album in full just a little bit early. To stream The Concrete Flower, just take a look below the break.

If you haven’t pre-ordered the album yet, you can do so by heading on over to iTunes, Amazon or MerchNow. Read more »

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Yellowcard Premiere “Crash The Gates”

Pop-punk veterans Yellowcard have teamed up with Alternative Press to premiere a brand new single. Entitled “Crash the Gates,” the track hails from the group’s forthcoming full-length record, Lift A Sail. While the record is set to hit stores October 7 via Razor & Tie Records, digital pre-orders are currently available on iTunes.

Head over to AltPress to give “Crash the Gates” a listen and be sure to check out our interview with Yellowcard from this summer’s Vans Warped Tour if you’ve yet to do so.

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MUST DIE Releases ‘Death & Magic’ Album Sampler

Since we had the chance to speak with expert dubstep crafter MUST DIE for our What You Didn’t Know column, his forthcoming record, Death & Magic, has been a staple on our radar with the release of each new single. Thus, it’s exciting news that the producer has debuted a lengthy 10 minute sampler containing clips of every track from the full-length album.

Featuring everyone from the instantly recognizable Datsik to upcoming deathstep duo Mantis, Death & Magic is looking to be a massive conglomeration of some of the most exciting dubstep in the current EDM hemisphere, so be sure to check out the sampler after the jump. Read more »

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Stream ‘Syro,’ The First Aphex Twin Album In 13 Years

We, the collective internet music community, have been making a lot of hay over Syro for the last month. Now we can hear this thing we’ve hyped so highly.

The first Aphex Twin album in 13 years is now streaming over at Bleep.com in advance of its release tomorrow on Warp, and it’s still up for pre-order from several places.

As you listen, look back at some of the greatest hype hits, including the first blast of details and impossible-to-say-out-loud track names and the complete list of gear used on the albums. Please tell us how it goes when you attempt to tell your Aphex-averse friends about your favorite songs, “syro u473t8+e (piezoluminescence mix)” and “s950tx16wasr10 (earth portal mix).”

mackinder

Fireworks Frontman Reveals Solo Project, Tea & Water

Dave Mackinder, lead singer of Michigan pop-punk outfit Fireworks has just released information on the solo project he’s been working on, called Tea & Water, and it’s pretty different.

Mackinder’s new digital EP is entitled Strangers Again and it contains three fresh tracks that all sound significantly less pop-punk and more indie/pop rock with a lot of electronic experimentation. Mackinder explains that he was able to take a more experimental route with T&W, resulting in the distinctiveness of the sound in comparison to Fireworks’ music. It’s available for digital purchase now via Bandcamp. Additionally, 100 hand-made digital download postcards are also available for purchase.

The EP was recorded with Citizen‘s Matt Kerekes and was written around the time Oh, Common Life was being written, according to Mackinder.

You can stream “Change Your Mind,” the first track off of this new EP over at AbsolutePunk.

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Charli XCX Pushes Back ‘Sucker,’ Shares New Album Art

Following a steady slew of good news from Charli XCX, we have a bit of a downer: the release of her sophomore album Sucker has been pushed back from October 21 to December 16 in the US. The album won’t see light in Europe until next year, with January 26 set for the UK/Europe drop date.

The singer took to Twitter to explain the delay, citing the better-than-expected success of “Boom Clap” as being a major reason. She assured fans that “nothing’s WRONG the albums DONE” and that she just wants to make sure she “can launch the album properly.” It’s quite possible an ostensibly bigger and better marketing plan is worked out. See all the tweets below.

There’s also a new album cover to soften the blow – that’s it, up at the top of this post. She will also be leaving for her North American tour in a few days. Read more »

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Today In WTF News: Will ‘Deadpool’ Be PG-13?

Coming hot off the heels of the recent announcement that the film adaptation of the popular comic book character, Deadpool, is becoming a reality; some disappointing news has come. On a recent episode of the popular podcast, Schmoes Know, host Mark Reilly has come out about the chance that director Tim Miller’s new movie about the merc with a mouth could be PG-13. Here’s what Reilly said about the matter:

I heard from the director that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are all gonna hate this, they figured out how to make it PG-13. And therefore “not lose its soul,” and that’s a quote, of the script so that they can make it.”

For those who know the source material, Deadpool is a vulgar character where his expletive-laden sarcasm is part of his charm. Along with the gratuitous violence, of course. I don’t see any way that this movie could be made PG-13 but only time will tell. What we do know now is that Rob Liefeld, the creator of the comic line, is close to the production. Here’s to hoping that this story has no validity and Deadpool will in fact be rated R. Deadpool is slated for release on February 12, 2016 and stars Ryan Reynolds as the titular, red face-masked antagonist. Read more »

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Tour Tips With TeamMate

Indie-pop duo TeamMate are one of the most interesting acts in the genre. Formed through the breakup of drummer Dani Buncher and singer/keyboardist Scott Simons — when Dani decided to come out to Scott — the two decided to continue to make music despite the sudden turn in the relationship. And it’s a good thing the two didn’t stop making music — one would be hard-pressed to find an act with a discography more infectiously catchy than the music TeamMate is making. The band’s single “Goldmine” is arguably one of the catchiest songs to be released this year.

Wondering how this band survives on tour? Click the “Read More” button to check out an exclusive video filmed by the band talking about their go-to tour tips for aspiring touring artists. Think TeamMate missed a crucial tour tip? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Read more »