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Stream letlive.’s “Dreamer’s Disaster” Featuring Chris Conley

Earlier this year, post-hardcore outfit letlive. announced that they would be putting out Renditions, a compilation album of songs they’ve previously released in the past. Renditions will be special because this time around, all the tracks will feature a guest vocalist. They have already put out two “renditions” with “27 Club,” which featured Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die, and “The Dope Beat,” which featured Soupy Campbell of The Wonder Years.

Today, the band brings us “Dreamers Disease,” off of The Blackest Beautiful from 2013. The Renditions version features Saves The Day‘s very own Chris …

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Watch La Dispute’s New Music Video For “Woman (Reading)”

Post-hardcore moguls La Dispute always take a great visionary direction when releasing new music videos, often having actors or specialized performers being part of them. This is shown very clearly in one of their latest videos, “For Mayor In Splitsville,” which comes off their latest studio release, Rooms of the House.

Today, the band released a new music video for their song “Woman (Reading),” premiering over at NPR. The video shows dancer/choreographer Julie Ann Minaai dancing emotionally throughout London to the music of the band, in various settings; a park, on rooftops, on sidewalks with people …

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I Guess You Could Say I Enjoyed Some Music in 2014

This year, I’m throwing convention to the wind. I tend to spend too much time deliberating, trying to narrow things down to a set amount of this or that. For 2014, much like any other year, I’m sharing a [very] large collection of what I enjoyed most in the world of music, except these lists will feature no valued ordering and no limitations such as the obligatory and ubiquitous ‘top 10.’

As noted, all the releases below are in no particular order. They’re simply the records and videos I enjoyed the most and spent the most time with this year. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annie’ May Be The Worst Film Of The Year

Film: Annie
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx
Directed by: Will Gluck

In a year riddled with horrible misfires and unnecessary sequels, it’s a little shocking that the worst film of all is a remake of a musical that has long been thought to be timeless.

Will Gluck has delivered the updated version of Annie no one asked for and very few thought would ever exist. It’s a tech-friendly, modern retelling of a story that never comes together quite as well as its predecessor. The songs are weak, the acting is atrocious, and there is rarely a single sequence that offers …

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UTG INTERVIEW: After Nearly Two Decades, SNOT Still Bring Energy To The Stage

Unmatched and unmarred by any other act in the hardcore music scene, SNOT have reunited and returned to the touring scene in celebration of the band’s groundbreaking record, Get Some.

Although the band’s recording career was cut short due to the untimely and tragic death of frontman James Lynn Strait in 1998, because of their unique and undeniably influential fusion of punk, metal, and hardcore music, the legacy of SNOT is as strong as ever. The band has reunited for a second time since Strait’s death — this time tapping Carl Bensley to fill in on vocals for the …

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Incubus Will Be Releasing Two New EPs in 2015

After a quiet couple years, with side/solo projects taking over much of that time, renowned alternative rockers Incubus are ready to make a big comeback for 2015. This is the newest material the band has recorded since 2011′s If Not Now, When? which was released on Epic Records.

This time around, the band has signed with Island Records and will be releasing two EPs through the course of the year, with production done by the band themselves. The two EPs will contain enough songs on each release to combine into an album, with the first one coming out as early …

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Never Shout Never Announce Acoustic Tour

During the months of February and March in 2015, indie group Never Shout Never will be heading out on a US acoustic tour, dubbed the ‘Mid Winter’s Nights Dream Acoustik Tour.’

Although they have yet to be announced, special guests will be joining Never Shout Never on this tour, so follow up on their Facebook page for these upcoming announcements.

Check out the dates for the tour below.…

Frank Iero

Frnkiero andthe Cellabration Announce Headlining Tour

After releasing his first solo album, Stomachaches, this year and momentarily hitting the road in the US, Frank Iero (ex-My Chemical Romance) will be officially headlining a tour with his group Frnkiero andthe Cellabration in 2015.

The band is scheduled to do a full run across the United States with acts The Homeless Gospel Choir and Modern Chemistry.

The tour will start on February 18 in New York City and circle all the way back to Iero’s hometown in New Jersey on April 2. See all the dates below.…

VOM Announcement 2014

Veil of Maya Post Cryptic Teaser Video

If you asked Santa for some burly breakdowns, he most definitely read your list.

Earlier today, Veil of Maya posted a brief teaser to their various social media outlets promising some type of announcement on January 1, 2015. View the 40-second clip at the bottom of this post, and let us know if you’re excited in the replies.

Having recently parted ways with longtime vocalist Brandon Butler, many are speculating that the outfit’s coming announcement will serve as an introduction to their newest member. If this is the case, VOM’s timing couldn’t be better, as they are slated to kick …

Hostage Calm

Hostage Calm Announce Five Farewell Shows

Not too long ago, Hostage Calm announced their departure from the music scene.

Since then it has remained very unclear as to why the band has come to this decision. Early next year, however, the band will embark on a series of shows to bid their fans goodbye.

Check out the five tour dates below with their corresponding vendors.…

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Have Mercy Announce Split With Somos, Stream “Somebody’s Baby” Cover

Indie rock outfit, Have Mercy, have just announced that they will be releasing a split with one of No Sleep Records’ newest signings, Somos. The split is due out on February 24 via NSR. Below, you can listen to the band’s cover of “Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne.

Lead singer Brian Swindle shares with AltPress: “When we were approached about doing the split with Somos we were immediately down. We were just about to release our 2nd LP, A Place Of Our Own, so we knew we didn’t want to put out anymore newer songs that soon …

Skate and Surf

Skate & Surf Festival Announces First Set Of Bands for 2015

Asbury Park, NJ’s very own Skate & Surf Festival has just unveiled the first wave of bands who will be playing their fest in 2015, and it is a very interesting combination.

The festival is scheduled for May 16 and 17. On the lineup are incredible bands such as Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, Dropkick Murphys, a reunited From Autumn To Ashes and so many more. The festival will also see numerous up-and-coming acts such as Beach Slang, Pentimento, Dads, etc.

Tickets for Skate & Surf 2015 are now available here. Make sure …