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Broken Lips Share New Single, “Chains of Grudge”

The post-hardcore foursome known as Broken Lips have released their first song of the new year. After relocating to San Diego and putting the finishing touches on the lineup, the band has begun work on their second, yet-untitled EP.

The song, “Chains of Grudge,” talks about the band’s journey, after moving across the pond from Puerto Rico and diving headfirst into the music industry. They released the single and accompanied it with a vibrant and dark music video.

Frontwoman Rubina Altreche had a few words to say about the heaviness and impact of the change described in the new song: …

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REVIEW: Marilyn Manson – ‘The Pale Emperor’

Artist: Marilyn Manson
Album: The Pale Emperor
Genre: Goth Rock, Alternative, Metal
Label: Hell, etc.

“The past is over.”

That line says it all. This is not your older brother’s Marilyn Manson. And if you spend about fifty-five minutes with The Pale Emperor–or even just five–you’ll know it.

But let’s not be hasty with that statement. The dark and evil-natured frontman is still dark and evil. But more purposeful. This is less “on-your-sleeve,” and instead with more intention, as well as metaphorical. There are so many instances where Manson dwells on the inherent evil and corrupt nature of …

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Mew Stream “Satellites,” Announce New Album ‘+ -’

The most important Danish band of the last decade has broken their nearly five-year silence. And that broken silence comes in the form of a new single as well as an album announcement.

Mew, who put out one killer record in 2009 entitled No More Stories Are Told Today, I’m Sorry They Washed Away // No More Stories, The World Is Grey, I’m Tired, Let’s Wash Away, has announced the follow-up which will be called + - (said plus minus).

With that they have also released the first single, “Satellites,” as well as announced some European tour dates. …

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The Smashing Pumpkins Share Video for “Being Beige”

After the release of a new album, Monuments To An Elegy, in the last quarter of 2014, The Smashing Pumpkins have finally released a video for the first single on the record, “Being Beige.”

This video is nothing really to write home about, but it does have some cool concepts as well as neat shots of the moon and under water, as well as many other visually appealing elements including naked twins hovering over different landscapes on a tiny, spinning rock, and multiple profile close-ups featuring the aged Billy Corgan.

Check out the video below, and stay tuned to …

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STREAM: Ryan Adams’ New EP Featuring Johnny Depp

Singer-songwriter Ryan Adams has been busy continually pushing out new content. As part of his EP series, Pax Am Single Series, he has had 4 EPs released thus far, three of which were released last year. And for his fifth, the famous Johnny Depp has joined him. Yes, that Johnny Depp.

The fifth installment is called No Shadow, and it contains three tracks, which feature Depp on the guitar. It’s a quick eight minutes of music, but it’s interesting to listen to and think that it’s Depp playing the guitar versus all Adams. It’s really nothing to write home …

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REVIEW: Panda Bear – ‘Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper’

Artist: Panda Bear
Album: Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper
Label: Domino Records
Genre: Indie, Chillwave

By now, if you’re not into the whole Animal Collective scene, I’m not sure you ever will be, unless you start from the beginning and you work your way to this point, which I totally encourage. The innovation and importance that the four distinct members of this group bring to each effort is outrageous and game-changing in a different way on each album.

Up to this point, Panda Bear‘s releases have strategically (as it would seem) progressed to where he ended up on …

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Belle and Sebastian Share New Single “The Cat With The Cream”

Later this month, the twee indie pop genius group known as Belle and Sebastian will return with their first album in nearly five years, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance. It will be the follow-up to 2010′s effort, Belle and Sebastian Write About Love.

Upon releasing a few songs already, today the band has shared another single from the new release called “The Cat With the Cream.” The song returns to the more slow and majestic era of B&S, but drips with the production that really enhances the experience instead of taking away from the old flavor where …

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REVIEW: The Answer Page – ‘The Nightmares of My Dearest Cardinal’

Artist: The Answer Page
Album: The Nightmares of My Dearest Cardinal
Genre: Indie, Shoegaze
Label: Unsigned

Let me tell you a story. I used to blog about very independent bands that are the hidden gems of the internet. The ones that make great music, but just don’t have the resources to get recognized – or haven’t yet acquired them. Or they just like to write. Whatever, that doesn’t matter. But one of my biggest inspirations for that niche that I cornered myself in was The Answer Page, for a lot of reasons. Reasons that I won’t go into.

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Ray Toro (Formally of My Chemical Romance) Releases “For the Lost and Brave”

By now everyone has heard the heart-wrenching story of Leelah Alcorn, the transgender teen who ended her own life tragically after being unable to attain acceptance from her parents.

Ray Toro, since the end of My Chemical Romance, has been preparing to unleash his new music onto the world, and now with the timing of this tragic event, has released his first solo song, entitled “For the Lost and Brave.”

The song is absolutely beautiful, and at the same time, fun and energetic. It begins almost as an 80s hair metal band that needed a ballad would start …

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The Weeknd Shares Lyric Video for “Earned It” From ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

The Weeknd has all but fallen off my radar for the past few years, but for the rest of the world, he’s continued to make females swoon for his sensual and risque version of R&B.

With that being said, there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that his placement on a soundtrack for Fifty Shades of Grey is fitting and deserved. His track “Earned It” for the mix has seen the light of day, accompanied with a lyric video.

I honestly expected it to be more fitting contextually to the content I expect will take place in the movie. It’s safe …

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Modest Mouse Share First New Single in Eight Years, “Lampshades on Fire”

The title says it all. All in one short day, we were teased with a cryptic message from Modest Mouse on Instagram and even an official announcement from the band regarding new music, as they announced their highly anticipated full-length, Strangers to Ourselves

Well, this morning, we were gifted a new track from the album, called “Lampshades on Fire.”

As someone who had little to no expectations for new Modest Mouse music, I stand still on the fence with the new track. It’s awful, as it contains many characteristics that one would be familiar with when it comes to this …

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REVIEW: Angels and Airwaves – ‘The Dream Walker’

Artist: Angels and Airwaves
Title: The Dream Walker
Label: To the Stars
Genre: Alternative Rock

I’m going to spare all of you my history with this band. I have had various opinions about Angels and Airwaves for many years, and it’s all come to a pinnacle with the release of The Dream Walker.

Objectivity was tough in this situation when it came to writing a review, especially as a blink-182 fanboy. Well, I did, kind of. When you go and listen to this album, do what I did. Set aside your Enema of the State obsession and stop wishing …