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The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Completion of New Album and Tentative Tracklisting

Earlier this year, we were welcomed with the news of two new Smashing Pumpkins albums. Regardless of how this made you feel, it is always a big move to go for such an undertaking. Billy Corgan has always gone against the odds. The albums, Monuments To An Elegy and Day For Night, have been set for an early 2015 release date.

Well, today we have officially been informed that the first album of the two, Monuments To An Elegy, is complete. Corgan commented on the band’s website saying that it’s “one of the easiest and most pleasurable …

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How To Dress Well Shares “Let U Know” and Adds Tour Dates

After the release of the fantastic What Is This Heart?, How To Dress Well is streaming one more beautiful track that wasn’t on the proper release, but was recorded during and was a track that’s necessary for everyone to hear, called “Let U Know.”

In the press release, he mentions the origin of his album title and how this song is apparently a “partial cover of a song by [Tom] Krell’s friend oFF Love.” “In singing ‘Let U Know,’ I discovered the title of my album and a lot of its meaning — I needed this song to be …

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Kendrick Lamar Talks New Album

Since the Beats by Dre commercial featuring Kendrick Lamar, we’ve been in anticipation of what’s to come with his followup to the hugely successful good kid, m.A.A.d. city.

He recently opened up about the album a bit more in an interview with Complex Magazine. With production work done by Dr. Dre and thirty to forty songs already ready to roll, Lamar sets out for a late 2014 release — and we couldn’t be more excited.

An excerpt from the Complex conversation reads, “Unlike GKMC, which Kendrick planned years in advance, there’s no cover art in mind for …

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Bear In Heaven Share “Autumn”

The synth-rock band known as Bear In Heaven has shared another track from their forthcoming release of Time Is Over One Day Old. They’ve already shared “Time Between,” and now we have the opening track to the album, “Autumn.”

The track features very loud and disjointed percussion, haunting vocals, and booming, in-your-face synthesizers which carry us through the track. It’s a short three minutes, but very 80s, with a touch of new age in it.

The band mentions that the new album is about cutting back. “Here, we’re setting aside the things that most people focus on [and instead] …

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Cold War Kids Announce New Album, Share Single & Tour Dates

It’s no secret that the guys from Cold War Kids keep busy. Their last album, Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, was just released last year, and just last week a side project involving singer Nathan Willet and bassist Matt Maust called French Style Furs, just released their debut album.

Well, Cold War Kids have been working on new material also, and it will be their fifth LP, and it’s not yet titled. It will be released in October via Downtown / Sony RED.

Along with the news of the album, the band released the first single, “All This Could Be Yours.” …

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STREAM: Generationals – “Gold Silver Diamond”

The pop-duo Generationals didn’t waste any time writing the follow-up to Heza from last year. As one of my favorite records from 2013, I was ecstatic to see that they had already posted a new song from their forthcoming album, Alix, which is called “Gold Silver Diamond.”

Early on in the track, you’ll likely be reminded of Cults, but better. It’s indie-pop at its finest.

One half of the duo, Ted Joyner, talked about the song, explaining, “‘Gold Silver Diamond’ is a song about someone who thinks they’ve been very good at hiding their secrets or hiding who they …

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WATCH: The Vines – “Metal Zone”

In anticipation of their upcoming full-length, Wicked Nature, The Vines have released the video for their first single, “Metal Zone.”

A short two-and-a-half minutes and the band proves that they can be just as in-your-face as ever before. The rock guitars are loud, and the punk is just as catchy, and the video carries a signature trippy element that The Vines are all about.

It’s been three years since we’ve heard anything new from The Vines, which was Future Primitive, and it’s been even longer since anything they put out has really caught my attention. This song is …

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From Indian Lakes Announce ‘Absent Sounds’

After making huge waves with their last effort, Able Bodies, and teasing studio updates back in February, From Indian Lakes have kept fans waiting for the follow-up full-length. Well wait no longer. Today, via their Facebook page, they announced Absent Sounds.

The album will contain ten new studio tracks and will be released October 7 via Triple Crown Records. Pre-orders will be available soon.

The band will also be embarking on a tour with RX Bandits and The Dear Hunter starting in St. Petersburg, FL on Friday, all the way to Houston, TX into late August. That …

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Counting Crows Release Short Film For New Single “Palisades Park”

Counting Crows are back, as previously mentioned, with their new album, Somewhere Under Neverland. And today, the band released a nine minute short film for the lead-off single, “Palisades Park.”

The video follows closely with the lyrics of the song–which are incredibly nostalgic–as we experience the journey of a gentleman who appears to be homeless. And throughout most of it, it flashes back to memories of him and his best friend growing up, who appears to have either died or is no longer a part of his life. The kids get into fights, chased by cops, go through …

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Angus and Julia Stone Release Video For “A Heartbreak”

Critically acclaimed Australian folk-pop duo Angus and Julia Stone have released the video for “A Heartbreak” via The New York Times. “A Heartbreak” is taken from the duo’s Rick Rubin-produced third full-length Angus and Julia Stone which is due for release on August 1 via Republic Records.

“A Heartbreak” joins the album’s first official single, “Heart Beats Slow,” and the teaser track “Death Defying Acts,” in providing the perfect introduction to the duo’s unique sound. A hauntingly beautiful track built around a gorgeous melody, “A Heartbreak” juxtaposes soothing harmonies with a heartbreaking lament on lost love, creating a truly …

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Cat Power and Coldplay Collaborate on ‘Wish I Was Here’ Title Track

I’ll skip to the chase, and avoid the whole rant about Zach Braff making perfect movies and arranging perfect soundtracks. This is all stuff you should know by now. After hearing The Shins’ original track for Wish I Was Here, “So Now What,” and Bon Iver’s “Heavenly Father,” you can expect that an interesting collaboration between Coldplay and Cat Power is going to be just as mind blowing.

It’s an absolutely beautiful piano ballad, which is instrumentally written by Chris Martin and co., and accompanied by the majestic vocals of Chan Marshall of Cat Power. …

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MXPX To Release Acoustic Album

Punk rock icons, MXPX, are about to please their fans one more time. After years and years of requests, the band is going to release an acoustic album for their 22nd anniversary as a band.

Lead singer and bassist Mike Herrera produced the album in his own studio with the help of the Stephen Egerton, guitarist of Descendents and All. Emily Whitehurst of Survival Guide also lent a hand on the record, with guest vocals on three tracks, “Tomorrow Is Another Day,” “Secret Weapon” and “Buildings Tumble.”

Asked about the record, and its origin, Herrera briefly discusses the production …