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REVIEW: HELENA – ‘Levity Remixes’ EP (feat. Shawnee Taylor)

Artist: HELENA (feat. Shawnee Taylor)
Album: Levity Remixes EP
Genre: Electro house
Label: Ultra Music

After having the chance to speak with HELENA at the time of the release of her collaboration with vocalist Shawnee Taylor, “Levity,” there was little doubt the Australian electro house producer would make her presence felt throughout the music scene, whether it be through her nonstop international touring or festival-ready anthems. With the release of the Levity Remixes EP, she has taken yet another step in the right direction by teaming up with a collection of fellow rising musicians and allowing them to put their …

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A Great Big Pile Of Leaves Add Dates To Headlining Tour

A Great Big Pile Of Leaves recently announced that they would be headlining an upcoming Topshelf Records tour starting this September. When they made their initial announcement, there were only a handful of dates, but now the band has confirmed even more dates for the tour. You can find the updated tour poster by taking a look below.

They will be on the road with labelmates Field Mouse, Prawn and Diamond Youth. Tickets for all stops are currently available for purchase.…

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Stream The American Scene’s New Single, “4th And Broadway”

As of today, four of the five songs in The American Scene‘s first #hazedrop have been found. The most recent single was found by LA-based photographer Angelica Nicolle. The new song is titled “4th And Broadway,” and you can check it out by heading right here.

With this song now found, there is only one more track that hasn’t been discovered. That particular USB is in Oakland, California. Hopefully the band will release the next series of #hazedrops soon so we can hear some more songs!

Haze will officially hit stores September 9. You can grab either …

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‘As God Says’ Trailer: Takashi Miike Adapts Bloody Popular Comic

At the end of last month, we learned that there is an adaptation of  Takashi Miike‘s Audition pending. The response was mixed at best. Now, at the end of this month, we’re much more excited for an adaptation by, not of, Miike.

As God Says was a 2011-12 comic book written by Muneyuki Kanshiro and drawn by Akeji Fujimura that, according to Variety, has sold 1.5 million paperback copies. The plot is a familiar, and suddenly popular, one – kids forced to kill each other.

It immediately conjures up Battle Royale and Hunger Games, this plot “about …

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Relient K Announce ‘Mmhmm’ 10th Anniversary Tour

Relient K have (finally) announced a fall tour to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their mainstream debut record, Mmhmm. The band saw their first true success after signing with Capital Records in 2004 and releasing the singles “Be My Escape” and “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been” from Mmhmm. Frontman Matt Thiessen and guitarist Matt Hoopes currently remain as the only two original band members who played on the album.

It took nearly a month for the official announcement after a less-than-cryptic tweet was posted by the band in early July. Of course, this generated a good …

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Panic! At The Disco Announce “Girls/Girls/Boys” Inspired Shirts, Premiere Director’s Cut Music Video

Panic! At The Disco made a number of exciting announcements today, a couple of which there simply wasn’t enough space in the headline for.

First, the band revealed a director’s cut version of the music video for their single “Girls/Girls/Boys,” taken from their album Too Weird To Live, To Rare To Die!. That video is available to be viewed below the jump. In addition to the release of the video, P!ATD have announced that they just dropped two limited edition t-shirt styles that were inspired by the song. 100% of the proceeds from both of these shirts will be …

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Traditions Release “Eyes Of A Man” Music Video

Massachusetts pop punk outfit Traditions released their debut EP Cycles earlier this year via Take This To Heart Records, which received critical acclaim.

The band had their video for their song “Eyes Of A Man” premiere on AbsolutePunk today and it shows a man come home from a long day of work, not wanting to deal with real life and instead drink and smoke until he falls asleep. After a vision that sees him in another life, he has a choice between the real life and the relaxed life, all while the band plays in his living room.…

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This Wild Life Announce Short UK Tour

This Wild Life recently announced that they would no longer be able to head out to the UK with Tonight Alive this November. Since they couldn’t make it out during that period of time, they decided to make it up to their fans by booking their own headlining dates running September through October. The tour poster with a list of dates can be viewed below the jump.

Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, starting at 9am local time. If you are in the states, you will have the opportunity to see them live while they’re out on the road …

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R Kelly Dropped From Fashion Meets Music Festival

When you are an organizer trying to debut a brand new music festival you generally want to avoid bad press. Unfortunately for the upcoming Fashion Meets Music Festival they were met with overwhelming criticism when they announced one of their headlining artists would be R Kelly. The rapper is no stranger to controversy, and it seems the festival owner(s) did not expect to receive such an immediate backlash online.

If you were one of those who were upset by the announcement, then you may be happy to hear that R Kelly has been dropped from the festival. Though they did …

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Slipknot Keep It Creepy (And Sort Of Pointless) With Latest Album Teaser

I’m starting to believe that if you have seen one promotional video for the new Slipknot album you have more or less seen them all. It’s (k)not that I am (k)not excited for the new album, it’s just that I saw The Ring pull the same creepy motion effect a decade ago and as far as I can tell none of the nonsensical horror themed visuals we have seen thus far are attempting to tell any kind of story.

TL;DR: I don’t really ‘get it.’

All that said, a fourth teaser for the new album from Slipknot quietly found its …

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Stream Columns’ Thrashy, Grindy ‘Please Explode’

I tend to truly enjoy anything Adam Cody is involved with, which includes the disappointingly under-active Glass Casket and the always active Wretched. The vocalist has been working on another project for some time now alongside members of Hemdale and Vehemence as well, and today we can officially stream Columns’ new record, Please Explode, in all its metal glory. Metal Sucks has the exclusive and the official release date is August 5 via Relapse.

Featuring 16 tracks–most of which average out at a succinct minute and a half–Please Explode is a chaotic good time that will likely encourage …

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Stream Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” Remixes EP

Ever since UK singer-songwriter Charli XCX first hit the radio airwaves as a featured singer on Icona Pop’s “I Love It” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” she’s been steadily rising. Her new single “Boom Clap” just peaked at #14 on the Hot 100 chart, making it her biggest hit as a solo artist to date, and she’s releasing a remix EP for the track shortly after sharing the song’s entertaining music video.

Charli XCX has slowly been sharing remixes of her The Fault in Our Stars soundtrack contribution, but now we get to stream the collection in full. Each of …