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American Opera To Release ‘Retrospective’ Album This Friday

Big news, folk fans. Michigan native American Opera has revealed plans to release his first CD just in time for the start of the Vans Warped Tour 2015.

Today, Antique Records announced it would release a limited run CD from American Opera titled Retrospective this Friday, June 19. The album brings together all three of American Opera’s incredibly popular digital EPs and places them side-by-side on disc for the first time ever. The label claims only 600 copies were made in total, and only 20 will be available online. The rest will be available at AO’s merch table on Warped …

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Tigers Jaw Announce ‘Studio 4 Acoustic Session,’ Stream “Teen Rocket”

Since the delivery of their literal Charmer from June of last year, Tigers Jaw have made it a point to keep their calendar filled all year round. Apart from the massive amount of touring they have planned for the rest of 2015 (you can find all those dates here), the band has also just announced that they will be putting out an acoustic record at the end of June.

The twelve-track compilation, which is entitled Studio 4 Acoustic Session, will be released under Memory Music, a brand new Run For Cover imprint label brought to us by producer …

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Another October – “Remember” (Acoustic)

Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Another October are ready to steal your heart with their new acoustic video series, starting with the new rendition of the track “Remember.”

Streaming exclusively after the jump, “Remember” is nothing short of a beautiful acoustic interpretation of the band’s staple number. The video has incredible depth, whilst enlisting standup string instrumentation alongside traditional acoustic guitars, all topped off with a whirlwind of blissful vocal deliveries. The song comes off the band’s debut LP, Prefix.

The song is the first of a series of acoustic videos set to be released by the band — …

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You Cannot Resist Brian Marquis’ New “From Boston” Video

Brian Marquis initially found his way into the national spotlight during his time with Therefore I Am. Those days have come and gone however, and now Marquis makes his living as a singer-songwriter with a record deal through Equal Vision and some of the catchiest acoustic songs you have ever heard. You may have heard the solo record he released last year, but something tells me many of you missed it. Either way, I’m fairly confident everyone will fall further in love with Marquis after witnessing his new music video.

“From Boston” is a song that is both hilarious …

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Theory Of A Deadman Go Acoustic, Butcher Tove Lo’s “Habits”

Modern rock greats Theory Of A Deadman have built their career on brutally honest lyricism and catchy, damn near impossible to ignore rock melodies. Their albums are littered with tales of love and heartache, as well as the substance abuse that often follows, so it kind of makes sense that the group would attempt to cover Swedish singer Tove Lo‘s chart-topping hit about those very same topics, right?

Recently, Theory Of A Deadman attempted to satiate fans’ demand for new material by announcing the release an acoustic EP, Angel, set to hit stores on April 28 through Roadrunner …

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The Illumination Share Lyric Video For Acoustic Version Of “A Chance To Change My Ways”

The Illumination have gone through a transformation since their debut release through InVogue Records in 2013. The group has changed from a five-piece to a three-piece, and have since decided to move from a post-hardcore sound to more of a rock sound. To give fans a little taste of their new sound, the group has released an acoustic version of their single “A Chance To Change My Ways” – which was taken from their album Departures. They teamed up with Absolutepunk to premiere the song, and you can also give it a listen below.

Frontman Rod Pires had the …

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Watch Cartel Perform “Honestly” In A Live Acoustic Session

Cartel have kept themselves busy over the last 12 months, and they aren’t slowing things down in 2015. This year marks the ten-year anniversary for their debut full-length album, Chroma, so they have plenty to keep them busy. Last month they announced an anniversary tour to celebrate achievement, and now they are back with another surprise for fans.

The group sat down to record a live acoustic version of the popular single, “Honestly,” off Chroma. They teamed up with Absolutepunk to premiere the video earlier today. You can also check it out below.…

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Leon Bridges Shares “Coming Home” Mahogany Session

Fast-rising up and comer Leon Bridges is currently overseas making his first live appearances in Europe. Footage of his performances have yet to appear online, but earlier this week the Texas native visited the folks behind Mahogany Sessions to record a stripped-down version of “Coming Home” you won’t soon forget.

Set in what looks to be an abandoned building, Leon Bridges’ Mahogany Sessions appearance is one that takes place entirely in black and white. The young singer-songwriter from Dallas performs “Coming Home” with accompaniment from a saxophone and a pair of backup dancers, all of whom also appear in the …

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The Tallest Man On Earth Debuts “Sagres”

Almost three years since the release of There’s No Leaving Now, Swedish folk artist The Tallest Man on Earth is in the process of promoting his brand new record, Dark Bird is Home.

Earlier this week, he debuted “Sagres,” and after multiple listens, it is safe to say the first glimpse of Dark Bird does not disappoint.

Follow the jump to check out “Sagres” alongside a full list of dates and locations for The Tallest Man on Earth’s forthcoming world tour.…

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Hail The Sun Stream Acoustic Rendition Of “Falling On Deaf Ears”

Near the end of last year, Hail The Sun released an awesome new album, titled Wake. All of the songs are pretty great, so it’s exciting to see that the band has released an acoustic rendition of one of the tracks.

They took some time to live record an acoustic version of “Falling On Deaf Ears.” The song actually sounds pretty good stripped down, and you can watch the video for it below.

If you haven’t picked up Wake yet, it’s available for purchase through iTunes.…

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ACOUSTIC STREAM: Sullivan – “Melanoma Lullaby”

This past October Sullivan released their stellar full-length album, Heavy Is The Head. The album was their first effort since they went on hiatus almost seven years ago. Per fan request, frontman Brooks Paschal has now released an acoustic version of one of my personal favorite tracks, “Melanoma Lullaby.” It’s available to stream below.

If you haven’t listened to Heavy Is The Head yet, I would recommend checking it out then picking up a copy through either Limited Run or iTunes.…

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Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney Just Dropped a New Song Called “FourFiveSeconds”

Out of nowhere, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney just dropped a new song. The track, called “FourFiveSeconds,” is three minutes of inter-tangled talent that sounds like a stripped-down studio recording, much of which is dominated by Rihanna’s soulful return to the music world. If this is the song Kanye played for radio programmers, we fully support this one getting major airplay.

“FourFiveSeconds” is much more heartfelt than the combination of the three may lead you to expect. McCartney provides the rhythm and backing music on acoustic guitar while Rihanna takes over for most of the verses, occasionally …