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Have Mercy Unveil New Song, “Lean”

Baltimore’s Have Mercy have teamed up with Alternative Press to premiere yet another new single from their forthcoming album, A Place Of Our Own. Titled “Lean,” give it a listen by following the jump below.

A follow-up to “Two Years,” which premiered yesterday via MTV, “Lean” is a reflective track that finds frontman Brian Swindle pleading desperately with some unknown acquaintance. If you’re a fan, let us know in the replies.

Later this week, Have Mercy will kick-off a month-long run alongside Real Friends, Neck Deep, and Cruel Hand. For more details, head here.…

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Bring Me The Horizon Debut A New Sound With “Drown”

Bring Me The Horizon have spent the last few years evolving, and the results have been evident in every piece of music they released. Their latest is no exception, and in fact might be the biggest change in sound the band has delivered to date.

“Drown” arrived online early this morning following an accidental reveal by the band’s label. The song boasts a very straightforward rock sound, with absolutely no screaming to be found anywhere in its four-minute runtime. Instead, Sykes sings about holes in his soul and how the weight of the world is increasingly hard to hold up. …

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Ariel Pink Releases “Black Ballerina”

With less than a month until Ariel Pink releases his forthcoming LP, pom pom, the ever-experimenting musician has released another fresh single off the effort. Entitled “Black Ballerina,” the heavily ’80s influenced cut is mighty different from pom pom‘s preceding single, “Put Your Number In My Phone,” but the diversity in sound appears to be a positive after spinning both tracks on repeat.

Follow the jump to give “Black Ballerina” a listen and be sure to mark your calendars as pom pom is set to hit stores November 18 via 4AD (pre-order options are available here for those …

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Baauer Teams Up With AlunaGeorge For “One Touch”

While Baauer is best known to much of the world’s population for a repetitive trap song turned viral hit whose name we will purposefully omit in hopes of not reminding our readers of its existence (…okay, it was the “Harlem Shake”), he is in fact an extremely well-versed producer with a nuanced ear for blending the sounds of hip-hop, electronic music, and r&b. Thus, it’s no surprise his newest release, “One Touch,” is an absolute success with the assistance of the equally experimental London duo, AlunaGeorge.

Featuring clanging instrumentals that bounce back and forth behind Aluna Francis’ signature crooning for …

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New Drake Track “How About Now” Hits The Net

Drizzy Drake is either trying a strange new form of viral promotion or he really needs to get a handle on who has control of his unreleased music because a new song hit the web without warning today and it’s quickly taking the net by storm.

“How About Now” found its way online shortly after noon on Sunday, October 19. The track was originally posted on Soundcloud by a 19-year-old fan from Georgia that has yet to reveal how they came to have the track in their possession. The song has since been removed from that page, but it lives …

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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 …

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Parkay Quarts Announce New Album ‘Content Nausea,’ Stream New Song

Parquet Courts are back with a new release, and they’re changing things up along with it. The Queens, NY indie punk four piece have undergone a homophonic name shift to Parkay Quarts to coincide with one member completing a degree in mathematics and another starting a family, seeing Andrew Savage and Austin Brown work alongside two friends (Jackie-O Motherf*cker’s Jef Brown on Saxaphone and Eaters’ Bob Jones on fiddle) in their place.

The release, titled Content Nausea, is a 12-track LP that clocks in at 35 minutes and is Parkay Quarts’ second release of 2014. As such, it dials …

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Better Off Stream “Meth Head” Single

Better Off have been making waves in the pop-punk/alt community since releasing their full length debut, (I Think) I’m Leaving, and now they’re about to do it all over again with their Meth Head 7″ that will be put out through the one and only Equal Vision Records.

Coming in short, fast, and hard, “Meth Head” sounds like a souped up Bleed American-era Jimmy Eat World track. The Nashville band’s progression from their past work subtly reveals itself in a more straightforward style that dodges many of the past production-related intricacies that were scattered around on ITIL. 

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REVIEW: Fit For A King – ‘Slave To Nothing’

Artist: Fit For A King
Album: Slave To Nothing
Genre: Metalcore
Label: Solid State Records

If any band had the year of their lives in 2013, the honor would most likely go to Texan metalcore outfit, Fit For A King. After laying claim to the most successful debut in Solid State Records history via the sonic yin and yang of Creation/Destruction, the group proceeded to hop on tour after tour while being granted the ability to re-record their independently released full-length of yesteryear, Descendants. Rather than dedicate 2014 to more touring in support of both releases, though, …

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Melody’s Echo Chamber Shares New Single “Shirim”

America always seems a little late to the get-go for artists that aren’t in our neighborhood. One musician who, for the most part, slipped through the cracks in the US is French musician Melody’s Echo Chamber. The Paris-based multi-instrumentalist Melody Prochet mixes colorful psychedelia with melodic chamber pop. The outcome? A whole lot of smoky, dream-filled songs that don’t waste time filling your heart.

Written, produced, and released by Prochet, “Shirim” makes it hard to argue against Melody’s Echo Chamber being anything but talented. The song employs jangly chords, simple drums, and a spacey solo that gravitates in and …

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Stream “Stood Up” From Man Overboard’s New EP, ‘Passing Ends’

Pop-punkers Man Overboard recently announced that they will be releasing a new EP called Passing Ends on October 28 via Lost Tape Collective with the release of a new acoustic song titled “For Vince.”

Today, the band premiered another acoustic song called “Stood Up” on AltPress. It features singer/guitarist Zac Eisenstein belting out a trendy ManO song that will definitely get Tumblr GIF love over the next couple weeks. The band is currently hard at work on their next album which should be released in 2015 via Rise Records.

Check out the song below via lyric video …

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Slipknot Stream “XIX”

“This song is not for the living. This song is for the dead.”

“XIX,” otherwise known as the opening track off Slipknot‘s highly-anticipated new album, has appeared online ahead of the record’s late October release. The track begins with a soft spoken Corey Taylor uttering the phrase above before transitioning into an acoustic-driven track that finds Taylor belting about how disconnected he feels from everything around him. He’s broken, alone, and contrary to what you might hear he is not doing well. He wants you to join him, and in many ways “XIX” serves as his call to arms. …