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A$AP Rocky Hops On Lykke Li’s “No Rest For The Wicked”

In accord with the new tradition of trendy pop acts and hip rappers hooking up for fresh takes on new tracks, Lykke Li has released a version of “No Rest for the Wicked” featuring some heavy lifting from A$AP Rocky.

Rocky hits the track early and late, introducing it before disappearing until his major verse at the two-and-a-half minute mark. It’s an interesting union, as “No Rest for the Wicked” isn’t tonally the most amenable to a rap verse-adding remix. That’s for the listener to decide, though – give it a shot after the jump.

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STREAM: Emarosa – “Mad”

It’s been a few months since Emarosa left Brian McTernan’s Salad Days Studio. Having completed their third studio record, a first with Bradley Walden on the mic, the band began practicing their live set and geared up for their tour with Chiodos, Hands Like Houses, Our Last Night, and ’68.

At their first few shows in late March and early April as well as their live set on tour now, Emarosa have been playing a mixture of old favorites and previously unheard material from their upcoming record, Versus. Still, aside from their two studio teasers (found here and here

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The Video For tUnE-yArDs’ “Water Fountain” Will Make Your Day

The diverse, polyrhythm-happy pop of tUnE-yArDs is a perfect partner to the finally-budding spring and summer weather. Its zany bounce, funky rhythms, and indomitable brightness wed with the sun-blinded warmth better than even the best fist-pumping punk anthems. It’s music made for dancing down sidewalks.

The project of Merrill Garbus (and, to less heraldry, Nate Brenner) returns in May with Nikki Nack, the follow-up to 2011′s big break w h o k i l l. The first single, “Water Fountain,” was on par with the bounciest, most ululating tracks on w h o k i l


SURPRISE! Slayer Unleash New Song “Implode”

Slayer surprised fans by opening last night’s Revolver Golden Gods Awards with a 3-song set that included a brand new song called “Implode.” The surprises continued late into the night as the studio version of the track was quickly made available for free download on the band’s official site.

“Implode” represents our first taste of new Slayer since 2009′s World Painted Blood. The band’s current lineup sees Exodus guitarist Gary Holt continuing to fill the void left by last year’s passing of founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman, while drummer Paul Bostaph is recording with the band for the first …


Mineral Announce Tour Dates, Fest 13 Appearance

If you were excited yesterday when Mineral made social networking accounts, today’s announcement will probably leave you speechless. The Austin, Texas band revealed plans for a short east coast and midwest tour in September, with an appearance at Fest 13 in Gainesville, Florida to follow in November. Check out the full list of dates after the break.

Opening the September dates will be Chicago’s Into It. Over It. Frontman Evan Weiss is no stranger to working with classic emo acts. He did a stint of tour dates with Texas Is the Reason last year, and he is currently producing The …

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The Story So Far To Release Acoustic EP June 17

The Story So Far may have made their name playing loud, energetic pop punk, but songs like “Clairvoyant,” released last year on a split EP with fellow Californians Stick To Your Guns, have proven the band’s ability to shine even when the volume is turned down. They will continue to explore that direction on Songs Of The Story So Far, an acoustic EP due out June 17.

The EP will feature acoustic renditions of three tracks from their 2013 full-length, What You Don’t See, along with a brand new song called “Navy Blue” and a cover of Bob …

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REVIEW: Trophy Scars – ‘Holy Vacants’

Artist: Trophy Scars
Album: Holy Vacants
Genre: Rock, Blues, Post-Hardcore
Label: Monotreme Records

Ambitious, high-concept records are nothing new in progressive post-hardcore. La Dispute and A Lot Like Birds have built careers on albums with deep, involved storylines, and Boys Night Out’s 2005 magnum opus, Trainwreck, is one of the genre’s crowning achievements, but the premise of Holy Vacants, the fourth full-length from Morristown, New Jersey natives Trophy Scars, makes its predecessors look like child’s play. Set in a world where angels walk the earth and hold the fountain of youth in their blood, Holy Vacants combines …

Wolves At The Gate

Wolves At The Gate Reveal Details For Sophomore Studio Album

Back in July of 2012 Wolves At The Gate released their debut full length album via Solid State Records. Now that some time has passed since that album’s release, the band is prepared to drop a second full length through the label. Fans have known that the band was planning on releasing new music, but the details of that release weren’t revealed until a few hours ago.

Wolves At The Gate will release VxV June 10. Though there aren’t any singles available to check out at this time, the band did reveal the tracklist and artwork for the album. You …

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Imminence Records Adds Eyes Of Mara To Their Roster

In recent months, Imminence Records has welcomed a handful of up and coming artists to their roster. The artists have ranged from post hardcore, to indie rock and a few in between. Yesterday, the label added another distinct group to their roster. The band is a five piece metal outfit based out of California named Eyes Of Mara. They have been together since 2010, and plan on continuing their music careers under the guidance of Imminence.

In addition to the signing announcement, the band confirmed that they will be reissuing their debut EP, Akkadia, through the label May …

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Suicide Silence To Name Forthcoming Album After Mitch Lucker’s Lyrics

Suicide Silence will be releasing their first album with Eddie Hermida, who took the reins as the frontman of the band after Mitch Lucker passed away. Fans knew the group would be releasing a new album, it was just a matter of when. They finally confirmed some details for the album, and it’s incredibly touching.

First, they confirmed the release date. Their new album will be hitting stores everywhere July 15. Second, the title of the album. The band has decided to name the album after a set of lyrics Lucker had written down before his passing. You Can’t Stop


Stream Flume’s Expansive Remix of Lorde’s “Tennis Court”

Lorde certainly needs no introduction at this point. She was one of the most talked about artists of 2013 with her debut LP, Pure Heroine, which raked in an impressive amount of award nominations and wins. One of Lorde’s popular singles from last year, “Tennis Court,” has already received a number of reworks since its initial release but the most recent, and probably most noteworthy, is a departure and a half from the original.

Australian producer, Flume, doubled the single’s runtime with all sorts of new (massive) electronic elements leaving Lorde’s lush vocal arrangements as the only truly …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Skizzy Mars – “Make Sense”

Earlier in the week, rising star Skizzy Mars premiered a new music video for his track “Make Sense,” taken from his second full length album, Pace. Spanning just over four minutes, the clip follows Skizzy around his hometown of Manhattan as he collects an assortment of strange goods and takes part in the most questionable lab experiment ever. Find out what the up-and-comer is cooking by following the jump below.

Pace was released this past March, and very quickly became one of my favorite releases of 2014. If you like “Make Sense,” I highly suggest you download the entire …