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Adam Lambert Announces New Album, Streams “Ghost Town”

Adam Lambert has long shed the title of American Idol alum and established himself as a dominant force in the world of pop music. You never know what to expect from Lambert when he chooses to create new music, but you always know it will be something different than whatever he delivered before. That drive to constantly find new paths to pop music success is one of the many reasons I love watching Lambert’s career, and today I think he caught everyone off guard with the lead single for his recently announced third studio album.

“Ghost Town” is more or …

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Charlie Puth Shares “I Won’t Tell A Soul”

Having cornered the teen male crooner market with “Marvin Gaye” earlier this year, fast-rising heartthrob Charlie Puth continues his journey to the top of the pop charts today with the release of “I Won’t Tell A Soul.”

Built atop a tempo made for slow dancing with someone special under the hot lights of a night club well after most his fans would be told to go to bed, “I Won’t Tell A Soul” showcases Charlie Puth’s crazy talented vocals with minimalist accompaniment. I felt my knees get weak while listening the first time through, and I’m nearly 28 …

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New Weezer Track “Everybody Needs Salvation” Appears Online

Fan clubs are more important than ever in helping an artist to develop and maintain a presence in the modern music industry. The trick to finding success isn’t starting one of these clubs, but rather finding ways to retain members while continually encouraging others to join. Weezer have done this by offering free music to fans, as well as concert tickets, and I’ll be the first to say their dedicated fan base is largely the reason they continue to receive so much attention today.

Recently, Weezer offered fan club members the exclusive chance to purchase a rare 7″ single featuring …

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Stream & Download The First Brand New Song In Six Years

When a video of Brand New performing unreleased material at a recent performance in Denver hit the net late last week, the industry and scene as a whole began foaming at the mouth with thoughts over the possibility of a new record soon seeing the light of day. Less than a week later, those dreams have come true.

A new website appeared online this morning boasting a video featuring the studio version of Brand New’s latest material, as well as a link to download the single, titled “Mene,” for free. Yes, you can stream and download new material from Brand …

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Stream: Tyler, The Creator, Kanye West, & Lil Wayne – “Smuckers”

Just as Tyler, The Creator‘s Cherry Bomb arrives on iTunes, a stream of one of the record’s most anticipated tracks has found its way online.

“Smuckers” is a collaborative effort that no one could have imagined happening five years ago. Over the course of five and a half minutes Tyler swaps bars with Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Each pretty much stays in their own line, and they probably didn’t actually complete the song in the same room, but still – it’s pretty cool. To make matters even better, it’s a far more enjoyable song than “…

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REVIEW: Dance Gavin Dance – ‘Instant Gratification’

Artist: Dance Gavin Dance
Album: Instant Gratification
Genre: Rock, Pop, Experimental

I typically hate reviews and editorials that begin with quotes, but when attempting to begin discussing the latest release from Dance Gavin Dance there was one quote that stuck in my mind like the hook of “Stroke God, Millionaire” will soon stick with all of you: “Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.”

Stephen Sondheim will probably never be found sitting at the back of your local Dance Gavin Dance concert, but I cannot help thinking the legendary composer and lyricist would, at the …

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REVIEW: Everclear – ‘Black Is The New Black’

Artist: Everclear
Album: Black Is The New Black
Genre: Rock

Twenty years after turning the rock world upside down with release of Sparkle & Fade, Everclear have delivered a solid mix of new and old with Black Is The New Black.

I thought all hope was lost for Everclear. After a string of hits between So Much For The Afterglow and the lesser-appreciated Songs From An American Movie series, the California rock outfit spent a good portion of the 2000s struggling to find a sound that fans, including myself, wanted to hear. Starting with Slow Motion Daydream, …

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Migos Announce ‘Yung Rich Nation’ Tour

Riding high on the success of their recent trip to SXSW, Migos have unveiled plans to tour the United States with label mate OG Maco just in time for the release of their debut album.

Dubbed the Young Rich Nation Tour, the latest stateside run of shows from Migos will find the group criss-crossing the country over the course of four weeks. Along the way, the group will touch down in more than two dozen cities, including Boston, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and San Francisco. You can view the full routing, as well as the venues where …

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Everclear Stream “American Monster”

It’s hard to believe that twenty years have passed since Everclear blessed us all with the release of Sparkle And Fade, but that is exactly the world we find ourselves in. Unfortunately, the band’s latest material doesn’t seem to possess the catchiness or immediate infectiousness found on that record, but they’re pushing forward regardless.

Today, the members of Everclear partnered with our pals at GuitarWorld to share the world premiere of a new song titled “American Monster.” It’s the second track to surface from the group’s forthcoming studio album, Black Is The New Black, and it just so …

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Of Monsters And Men Announce New Album, Stream “Crystals”

Less than a week has passed since Mumford And Sons shared the first taste of their post-folk sound, and now it seems Of Monsters And Men want to prove they too have evolved since their debut. The band just announced a new album titled Beneath The Skin, and earlier today they shared a lyric video for the record’s first single.

I don’t know what I expected from “Crystals,” but I can promise you it wasn’t the song you’re about to hear. Of Monsters And Men have not completely abandoned the sound that made them top 40 mainstays, but like …

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So Help Us God: Kanye West Streams “Awesome”

Following the release of “All Day” just last week, Kanye West has shared a new song titled “Awesome.”

Allegedly an updated version of a song first premiered during a live performance nearly two years ago, “Awesome” is yet another vocoder-riddled track from Kanye West. It’s as if 808s And Heartbreaks happened all over again, only this time the lyrics speak to love (likely referencing wife Kim Kardashian) and lack the immediate catchiness of most the material contained on that album. That’s not to say the song is a waste of time altogether, but if you’re looking for the …

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Jamie Foxx Shares “Pretty Young Thing” (Prod. By DJ Mustard)

Jamie Foxx is a jack of all trades when it comes to the world of entertainment. He sings, he dances, and he acts, though I’m not sure he’s ever successfully mixed all three outside of his performance in Ray, and it appears he will soon have a new album on shelves.

Rumors were persistent throughout 2014 that Foxx had been spending a lot of time working on new material in various recording studios around the globe. No album has surfaced as of yet, nor has any official announcement of one being planned been made, but in recent days a …