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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/16-2/22

I don’t know what you’ve been listening to this week, but on the rare occasions when I wasn’t playing The Hotelier‘s excellent new album, I was alternating between the new Menzingers single and “I Wanna Get Better,” the first song from Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s new project, Bleachers. Conveniently (or not, if you ask my wallet), all three of those artists launched pre-orders for new material this week, and they weren’t alone. The last seven days also saw pre-orders for Oh, Common Life, the third album from Michigan pop punk band Fireworks and probably the most …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/9-2/15

Classic punk fans, get ready to empty your wallets. This week’s edition of Weekly Wax is full of reissues from the golden age of the Epitaph Records catalog, including early releases by Pennywise and Millencolin, as well as the first Punk-O-Rama compilation. That’s not all: Fat Wreck Chords also launched preorders for a box set containing the first three albums by California’s Strung Out.

If you’re too young to remember those genre-defining releases, you just might jump at the chance to finally own Good Charlotte‘s self-titled and The Young and the Hopeless on wax. The two albums …

Tegan And Sara

Tegan and Sara to Release Exclusive 7″

Canadian indie rock outfit Tegan and Sara will be releasing a Record Store Day 7” featuring two bonus tracks (“I Run Empty” and “Guilty As Charged”) off of their latest record Heartthrob

These tracks were previously only available in a digital format, and this will be their first physical release. The 7” will be released in honor of Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 29, and will only be available through independent record stores.

Heartthrob, the duo’s seventh studio album, was released last year. It was shortlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.…

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The White Stripes’ ‘Elephant’ Gets Exclusive Reissue

Ten years ago, back before Jack White was dealing with restraining ordersThe White Stripes released the iconic classic Elephant. The LP came out in 2003 but is now being reissued on White’s label, Third Man Records. This version is different than the previously reissued limited-edition, colored vinyl for Record Store Day,  but it does come on two black, 180-gram records remastered from the original analog tapes. Did we mention it was recorded on vintage equipment at London’s Toe Rag studios?

“This album is dedicated to the death of the sweetheart and is still as poignant today as when …


MGMT Announce Release Date for New Album and Tour

Finally, finally, finally, a date! Psychedelic rockers MGMT have announced that their third studio album, self-titled, will be out September 17 through Columbia Records. It’s been three years since Congratulations came out, a lengthy enough period of time to have rinsed out listeners’ ears for new music.

The album will have ten tracks (as reported by Pitchfork), several of which you may have heard, like the opener track, “Alien Days”, which was originally released for this year’s Record Store Day (which, by the way, saw its highest sales ever – no big deal). Recorded in upstate New York …

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STREAM: Surfer Blood – “Gravity”

Surfer Blood has released a slew of new tracks in the past few months. Everything from “Weird Shapes,” to even the b-side from their Record Store Day 7″, “Slow Six.”

Today, Surfer Blood unveils another new track, teasing their new album, Pythons, even further. The track is entitled “Gravity,” and is the perfect blend of their newer and old material.

Their 2009 effort, Astro Coast, was extremely well received and brought a new flavor to the already overly populated reverb soaked genre. As mentioned above, the band has not diverted from their roots too …


STREAM: New Found Glory – ‘Mania’ EP

New Found Glory released a special EP for Record Store Day filled with covers they recorded of some popular Ramones songs. The EP, titled Mania, can be purchased on iTunes as well for only $5.94. If you’re unsure about purchasing the EP, it’s currently available to stream, and you can check it out by taking a look below the jump. Keep in mind to access the full stream you will need to be a Rdio member otherwise each track will be sampled.

The band has a number of tour dates coming up starting next month. Be sure to head …

Record Store Day 2013

Record Store Day 2013 Features Highest Sales Ever

That’s right, folks. Record Store Day this year had a new …record… for sales. The USA Today is reporting that 200,000 units were sold the week of RSD this year, up from 147,000 in 2012. Vinyl sales overall have been on the increase for a while even as overall music sales were slumping.

Perhaps most interesting is how the rate of increase on album sales over the prior week has changed each year. The growth has been as follows:
2013 (April 20, 2013): +59%
2012 (April 21, 2012): +27%
2011 (April 16, 2011): +39%
2010 (April 17, 2010): +12%
2009 …


STREAM: Surfer Blood – “Slow Six”

In the wake of Record Store Day, many of the exclusive tracks that were released are now starting to surface here on the interweb. The previously unreleased, “Slow Six,” by Surfer Blood, just happens to be one of those tunes.

The track is the featured b-side on their 7″ Record Store Day release, which also includes their lead single, “Demon Dance,” from their upcoming album, Pythons. “Slow Six” is a waltz based record done right. It includes all of the heavy feedback, reverb, and guitar bends that give Surfer Blood their signature sunny, indie-pop sound.…


ZZ Ward Streams “Everybody Wants To Be Famous”

Record Store Day 2013 is only a few days away, and slowly but surely new music recorded for release on that oh so special day is beginning to make its way online. We have held off on posting tracks thus far because nothing really piqued our interest, but then ZZ Ward went and released a new stream that we simply had to share.

Serving as the SIDE A for her Record Store Day 7″ release, “Everybody Wants To Be Famous” is a dance floor ready jam that hooks you from the opening moments and refuses to let go. The foot …

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The Hold Steady Release Song For Game Of Thrones

The stream for a new track by The Hold Steady has hit the web today. If the song sounds familiar, it’s because you may have heard the drinking song on the most recent episode of Game Of Thrones.

“The Bear & The Maiden Fair” will also be sold physically as a single 7″ vinyl this Saturday as one of the many special releases for Record Store Day.

Follow the jump to listen to the track.…

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LYRIC VIDEO: Deftones – “Swerve City”

Deftones released their new lyric video for “Swerve City” yesterday afternoon.

Utilizing footage from old school westerns, the video compliments the song fairly well with eerie vibes.

“Swerve City” is the opening track to the band’s late 2012 release, Koi No Yokan, which can be picked up on iTunes.

In other news, Deftones will be releasing the first of their 12″ vinyl series, Live: Volume I – Selections From Adrenaline, this April 20 for Record Store Day. This installment will feature four live tracks from their October 13, 1996 show in Buffalo, NY. Their final …