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Bloodhound Gang Share Another New Song, “Dimes”

Since around August, we have steadily been dished out new songs by Bloodhound Gang. First was “Chew Toy,” and then in October, “American Bitches.”

And now, this week, the band gave us “Dimes.”

The song is classic Bloodhound Gang, with potty humor mixed with insults and hip-hop beats to drive the song inside your ears and to your brain, where it stays for the rest of the day. That I can promise. The drum beat is quite monotonous, but it’s fitting for this song. Mix that with lines like “You can’t clap with your dick …

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Jack White Shares a Three-in-One Video for “That Black Bat Licorice”

Aside from all the annoying guacamole posts and media exaggerations that have been posted about him in the past two weeks, Jack White has come up with another, incredibly innovative manner of distributing his music to the consumers. Apparently, his ultra deluxe vinyl of Lazeretto wasn’t enough.

This time it comes in the form of a music video, or three-in-one music videos for arguably the best song on the record, “That Black Bat Licorice.”

The three different videos, which you can toggle back and forth between with the “3″ and “B” buttons on your keyboard, show an animated video. Hitting …

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Blue Stahli Releases “Not Over Till We Say So” featuring Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies

I’ve found your new addiction. Don’t be intimidated. One of the most crazy, flexible and in-your-face songs I’ve heard this year is the new release of Blue Stahli‘s “Not Over Till We Say So,” which features Emma Anzai of Sick Puppies as the guest vocalist and bassist in the song. And it’s unreal. You’ll find yourself singing it after it’s over, for hours.

The song is the most ecstatic mix of thrash/speed metal, dubstep and pop singer-songwriter you can get.

And that’s exactly what Blue Stahli was going for. “‘Not Over Til We Say So’ is pretty much what …

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Metz Are Back With ‘II’ and Single “Acetate”

The headline says it all, and we couldn’t be more excited. The noise-punk collective, Metz, are back this year with their follow-up to the self-titled debut, and present II.

Today, the band announced the track listing, as well as presented us with the lead-off track to the album, “Acetate.” Along with that, Travis Millard took a visual approach to the song, which, maybe should be viewed around breakfast. It’s not the official video, but it’s still definitely worth the watch. The song picks up right where the self-titled album left off, except heavier, and it’s perfect.

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Torche Stream New Record, ‘Restarter’

One of the first metal albums of the year that we’re really excited for comes out next week, and that is the new full-length from Torche, entitled Restarter. It will be the follow-up to their 2012 effort, Harmonicraft.

Conveniently named, the album takes a step back to the days of the self-titled album and In Return EP, and gives us the heaviest/funkiest album to date. Sure, it’s still that stoner-metal that we’ve come to expect, but the lows are lower and the riffs are sludgier than they were before. It’s like driving through mud.

Well, the band …

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Speedy Ortiz Announce New Album ‘Foil Deer,’ Share Accompanying Comic

Speedy Ortiz are returning with a new full-length. The Massachusetts indie noisemakers, who’ve had a breakout of sorts with Major Arcana and the Real Hair EP over the last two years, will be returning with Foil Deer on April 21. The album will be put out by Carpark Records.

Accompanying the album’s announcement, along with your standard cover art and tracklist, is this prophetic comic by artist Michael DeForge. This shows us how Foil Deer by Speedy Ortiz will transform the world in centuries to come. Just as it will transcend its status as a music recording, so too …

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Today, In Modest Mouse News: New Song, New Release Date, Tracklist Reveal

Modest Mouse have led off new release day with a few bits of big news themselves, including a bevy of good, a little bad, and just the slightest bit of unease.

The biggest news is the new single. “The Best Room” is the third we’ve heard off the impending Strangers to Ourselves, following We Were Dead-head “Lampshades of Fire” and the stunning, spare “Coyotes.” It edges closer to We Were Dead territory but feels like an evolution of that Modest Mouse sound, as opposed to a return to (or as some might say, a …

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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 …