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The Decemberists Announce New Album

The Decemberists have announced that their new album will be titled What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World.

The band announced the album by unveiling a large mural in Brooklyn featuring the album artwork. Frontman Colin Meloy was at the affair, and performed a brand new song called “Make You Better” for everyone in attendance. Check out some YouTube footage of the new song, as well as the album artwork below.

What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World does not yet have a release date, but that information is likely coming soon. We’ll keep you posted as …

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Foo Fighters Stream “The Feast And The Famine”

Just a week after fans devoured “Something From Nothing,” Foo Fighters have shared another song off their highly anticipated new album.

“The Feast And The Famine” arrived online early this morning. The track is the second to surface off Foo Fighters’ Sonic Highways album, which found the band recording eight songs across eight US cities, and it is the result of the band’s time in Washington D.C. You can stream the song, in full, below:…

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SINGLE REVIEW: Enter Shikari – “The Last Garrison”

Artist: Enter Shikari
Song: “The Last Garrison
Album: The Mindsweep

By the time Enter Shikari release The Mindsweep in early 2015 nearly three years will have passed since A Flash Flood of Colour arrived in stores. Enter Shikari have released material in the time between these releases, but any fan of the band knows there is a world of difference between the group’s singles and how they approach full-length recordings. The records Enter Shikari create are as much about delivering a cohesive listening experience with a clear message as they are keeping listeners on their toes from track …

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A Skylit Drive Lose Two Members; Announce New Album

A Skylit Drive have had a lot going on in the last 24 hours, so let’s start from the beginning.

This past Tuesday, ASD bassist Brian White and drummer Cory LaQuay announced via Instagram, that they were both leaving the group to pursue other endeavors. Though they are not leaving “together” per se, they are leaving for similar reasons. In a nutshell, they are no longer happy doing what they are doing with this particular band. You can read their entire statement below.

According to the band’s Facebook page, this news apparently was not supposed to be made public …

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STREAM: Enter Shikari – “The Last Garrison”

Our friends from across the pond, Enter Shikari, just unleashed the new track “The Last Garrison,” the first single off of their upcoming record, The Mindsweep. The track definitely is in a new distinct musical direction, with a heavier focus on the drum and bass and electronic elements. However, this is still Enter Shikari, so the grand scale and heavy hardcore-influenced sections are alive and well.

The thing I love about Enter Shikari is their ability to really push themselves in a wide variety of directions, exploring what it means to be a band. “The Last Garrison” is …

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Chance The Rapper Reveals Free Album For Year’s End

Chicago’s genre-bending rap artist, Chance The Rapper, recently revealed some information regarding his next project, and the details are pretty interesting.

Anyone who’s been following Chance closely knows he’s been performing with a band called The Social Experiment, a group of musicians with whom Chance will be sharing the spotlight in his next release according to a recent interview with Billboard.

In the interview, Chance states that the new album, called Surf, should be available for free download by the end of the year.

You can check out the full interview here. …

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Jessica Pratt Announces New Album ‘On Your Own Love Again’

If you love folk, specifically the gentle sound of classical guitar playing, you likely spent much of 2012 and the following years giving Jessica Pratt‘s self-titled debut a whole lot of play time. Now the California-based singer-songwriter is returning in 2015 with a follow-up, at long last. The album, titled On Your Own Love Again, drops January 27 via Drag City. Pre-orders are ongoing.

Her austere playing and dark, whimsicle wanderings will sound similar to “Night Faces” and “Dreams” off her last release, likely because they were recorded at home over the past two years. According to the press …

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Damon Albarn Hints At New Gorillaz Album in 2016

Damon Albarn has been busy this year promoting his debut solo album, Everyday Robots, which was met with high praise upon release. This means he is keeping the status of famed UK rock outfit Blur under wraps, where he serves as frontman for the band. Most recently though, he came out of the clouds with another project that could once again see the light of day: The virtual cartoon band we know as Gorillaz.

According to Albarn in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, he has stated that he is in the “process of reactivating” the …

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REVIEW: Young Statues – ‘The Flatlands Are Your Friend’

Artist: Young Statues
Album: The Flatlands Are Your Friend
Genre: Indie/Emo
Label: Run For Cover Records

I walked out of my apartment and took the elevator down to the lobby. I situated my headphones onto my ears, walked to the door, and saw that the rain was coming down in sheets. I was running late and since I was picking up my girlfriend from her night class, I didn’t have time to run back upstairs and grab an umbrella or jacket. So I hit play on the new Young Statues record, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, threw my hood …

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Sleater-Kinney Announce Reunion Album and World Tour, Share New Single

Following the surprise release of a new song over the weekend, Sleater-Kinney have confirmed plans to reunite in all the best possible ways.

This morning, reps for Sleater-Kinney confirmed the band has not only reunited for the release of a new album, but that they will also spend a good portion of 2015 touring the globe. This will be the group’s first public appearance together since they last toured in 2006, with the exception of their brief 2013 reunion on stage during a Pearl Jam concert. We will talk about the album and tour in detail soon, but first we …

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Gwen Stefani Returns With New Single “Baby Don’t Lie”

This may seem almost impossible to believe, but eight long years have passed since Gwen Stefani released any new material. For a short time she was the reigning queen of alternative pop, but then her focus switched to family and though we were sad we could not complain.

Today, Gwen Stefani is back in music headlines with the release of a new single titled “Baby Don’t Lie.” The song is built on thick waves of anthemic synth, which Stefani uses to craft a story about romance and deception that harkens back to her previous hits while delivering a decidedly more …

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Circa Survive Announce New Album ‘Descensus,’ Share New Song Clip

Circa Survive have been quite busy since partnering with Sumerian Records back in September to re-issue their 2012 album Violent Waves as well as a DVD release of their unforgettable performance at The Shrine in Los Angeles. Today, the band has announced the release of their long awaited fifth LP, titled Descensus.

Little is still known about the album through the initial announcement except for the release date of November 24 through Sumerian and that a brand new song and pre-order bundles will be released on October 27.

You can watch the album teaser below which includes an excellent …