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ALBUM STREAM: Bear In Heaven – ‘Time Is Over One Day Old’

Brooklyn synth rock band Bear In Heaven are putting out their newest full-length, Time Is Over One Day Old, on August 5 via Dead Oceans/Hometapes. We’ve already heard opening track “Almost” and their first single “Time Between.” Now they’re streaming the album two weeks early at NPR’s First Listen.

The new record highlights older ’80s synth as the band turns inward to look at their own delicate abilities and the fragile nature of emotions. As their press release notes, it’s an opportunity to hear the band at peace as they’ve “learned to cut back on that which …

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M.I.A. Joins The Partysquad For “Gold”

If you haven’t listened to the latest M.I.A. album, the banger-laden Matangi, please visit that. It’s worth the time.

After you’ve done that, return here for this new M.I.A. track – kind of. Per Consequence of Sound, she’s teamed up with The Partysquad for “Gold.” It isn’t as golden as “Only 1 U” or “Bad Girls,” but it’s a fun, sub-two minute beat. The Partysquad leads the way, as any party squad should.

“Gold” comes off The Partysquad Summer Mixtape 2014, which also features such M.I.A. fare as “Double Bubble Trouble” and a “Double Bubble Trouble” dub. …

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Watch J.K. Simmons Conduct Miles Teller to the Brink in the Explosive New Trailer for ‘Whiplash’

While everyone today was too busy talking about the snore-worthy trailer for the adaptation of the grocery store romance novel adaptation 50 Shades of Grey, a sneak peek into an incredibly interesting looking film, Whiplash, hit the web today.

Whiplash tells the story of Andrew (played by Miles Teller of The Spectacular Now and Divergent), a young jazz drumming prodigy who starts his first year playing with the best jazz orchestra in the country. However, as Andrew’s ego gets slapped right in the face both metaphorically and literally by his hard-nosed conductor Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), the tension …

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Watch The ‘Dear White People’ Trailer

That’s it. Just watch it. Dear White People was a hit at Sundance, and the reasons are quite apparent. From the title down, the film looks to be a witty, satirical, and long overdue modern take on racism and race relations in America today.

Even as it causes you to cringe with some of the racist lines coming out of actors’ mouths, the trailer attacks undaunted. Dear White People‘s edges look to be sharpened for greatest effect, not dulled for wider appeal. This movie is here to say something, and it’s coming through loud and clear. From a humor …

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Snoop Dogg Smokes Up The White House

Snoop dee-oh-double-gee admitted to getting Presidentially high while chatting with Jimmy Kimmel on his GGN radio show, according to an article published by NME. The master of chronic told listeners that he lit up a joint while sliding past security in the restroom.

Snoops explained how he escaped the ‘alphabet boys’ (FBI and CIA) to light some chronic on the holiest of government soil. Snoop said to security, “May I use the bathroom for a second?” And security replied with, “What are you going to do? Number one, or Number two?” Snoop replies, “Number two.”

The story continues: “So …

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Hilary Duff to Release New Record with RCA

You know who we haven’t seen in a while? Hilary Duff. And do you know who we’re going to be seeing a lot more of soon? You guessed it.

After a seven-year absence from the music industry, Hilary Duff has just announced that she’s signed on to RCA Records and will be releasing an album this fall. The question, of course, is: what it’s going to sound like? Her debut album Metamorphosis was appropriately saccharine pop and her last album, 2007′s Dignity, took more of a dance turn. Seven years, a marriage, and a baby later and it …

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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Completion of New Album and Tentative Tracklisting

Earlier this year, we were welcomed with the news of two new Smashing Pumpkins albums. Regardless of how this made you feel, it is always a big move to go for such an undertaking. Billy Corgan has always gone against the odds. The albums, Monuments To An Elegy and Day For Night, have been set for an early 2015 release date.

Well, today we have officially been informed that the first album of the two, Monuments To An Elegy, is complete. Corgan commented on the band’s website saying that it’s “one of the easiest and most pleasurable …

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The American Scene Release First Single From ‘Haze’

A few days ago The American Scene announced their new album, Haze, due out September 9 via Pure Noise Records. Today we have been treated with the first single from the record, in the form of a music video for the killer track “Royal Blue.”

“Royal Blue” expands on the band’s abilities with a heightened groove, and even tighter musicianship. Try not to dance around during the chorus. Go ahead, I dare you. The video shows the band playing in black and white, accompanied by cityscapes.

Speaking to Alternative Press on the record, guitarist Jeff Wright had this to …

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How To Dress Well Shares “Let U Know” and Adds Tour Dates

After the release of the fantastic What Is This Heart?, How To Dress Well is streaming one more beautiful track that wasn’t on the proper release, but was recorded during and was a track that’s necessary for everyone to hear, called “Let U Know.”

In the press release, he mentions the origin of his album title and how this song is apparently a “partial cover of a song by [Tom] Krell’s friend oFF Love.” “In singing ‘Let U Know,’ I discovered the title of my album and a lot of its meaning — I needed this song to be …

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WATCH: The Gaslight Anthem – “Get Hurt”

The Gaslight Anthem‘s new record Get Hurt is set for an August 19 release via Island Records. The fifth full-length by the band is their follow-up to 2012′s Handwritten.

Last month, the first track from the LP “Rollin’ and Tumbin’” came to light followed by the title track. Now, a video for the title track is has been released to the public.

Watch the video below and check out their upcoming tour dates. Keep up with the band on Facebook and Twitter for more on their new record. …

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Watch The Retro Trailer For ‘Out of Print’

If romance for dying technology is in vogue, then Julia Marchese’s upcoming film Out of Print will be the big talk of the festival circuit for film historians and movie buffs alike. The film’s tag on its Kickstarter page calls it “a film about a weird and wonderful double feature revival theater dedicated to 35mm & cinema since 1978–and why it still matters.”

Based on the film’s wonderfully retro trailer it will prove to be so much more. The film focuses on the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles and the undying love of its fans and filmmaker …

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LISTEN: Rustie – “Attak” (Feat. Danny Brown)

Rustie is arguably one of the music scene’s most exciting producers in his own right, but when combining his instrumental prowess with the unmistakable flow of a rapper such as Danny Brown (as seen on last year’s “Dope Song”), some of the best music one will hear during the weeks and months surrounding their collaborations’ release comes to fruition. Fortunately for us, the two artists have linked up once more, this time for a brand track called “Attak.” Coming from Rustie’s forthcoming LP, Green Language, the single finds him and Brown putting on an absolute clinic for how to …