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News: Coheed & Cambria Announce New Album, Release Single

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Latest, News, Reads | 0 comments

Yesterday Coheed & Cambria announced a new album, The Color Before the Sun, due out on 10/9 through 300 Entertainment.  To give listeners a taste of what they can expect, the band released the first single from the album, “You Got Spirit, Kid” yesterday via YouTube. The song will be available for digital download tomorrow, July 10th.

Coheed’s 8th studio album will be the first album that is not a part of The Amory Wars saga, or indeed, a concept album at all. It will be interesting to see how this new dynamic affects Coheed’s sound. But if the first single is any indication, this new album will actually revisit the classic Coheed sound. So this will definitely be an album to keep your eyes on.

Check after the jump to listen to “You Got Spirit, Kid”.

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Must-Hear: Refused Release New Music For First Time In 17 Years

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Latest, News, Noise | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Remember when words like “punk” and “hardcore” meant more than donning all black and playing the Vans Warped Tour? Refused does, and they’re here to give us a refresher. The long-defunct Swedish foursome – cited as an influence by everyone from Blink-182 to Rise Against – originally broke up in 1998, and other than a string of festival appearances in 2012 haven’t made much noise since.

That’s until today, when the group premiered “Elektra,” an acerbic, shot-from-a-gun track that will serve as the lead single for the group’s upcoming fourth album Freedom. “It’s not a reunion anymore,” frontman Dennis Lyxzén said in a press release. “This is one of the most radical things we’ve ever done, both musically and lyrically.” You can stream the video for “Elektra” below and decide for yourself.

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News: Ratatat Reveal Funky New Single

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Latest, News, Noise, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Ahead of their performance in the massive Sahara Tent at Coachella on Saturday, experimental alt-rock-meets-electronica duo Ratatat premiered a new track entitled “Cream on Chrome” via Youtube. The lead single from their upcoming fifth studio album, due out sometime in 2015 via XL, is a satisfying chillfunk tune with plenty of the varied instrumentation and subdued guitars fans of the Brooklyn-based act know well. It’s a solid offering from a group which hasn’t released new music since 2010’s LP4.

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News: Brand New Playing New Music on Tour

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Latest, News, Reads | 0 comments

Written by Mike Hogan

Rumors of new music from Brand New have been experiencing a pretty steady ebb and flow since pretty much the day after they released Daisy in 2009. But of course, nothing has ever happened with that, Brand New sort of slinked away for a little while, as fans waited eagerly for even a whisper from the publicist about what was going to happen next. Those rumors have been in full force again for more than a year now, as Brand New has been dropping not-so-subtle hints at studio time and new material being on the way. But of course, we’ve still been waiting

But of course, Brand New has been back, they’ve been touring all over the world, they’ve been doing interviews, updating their website; Jesse Lacey and crew have officially come out of hiding. And now, we have official confirmation of new material. On their current tour, they have been opening their sets with a new song titled, “Don’t Feel Anything”, and now it’s been caught on video. Be sure to check after the jump for the video of their new track.

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Tipper Stays Active, Releases Deliciously Downtempo “Fathoms” EP

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Featured, Latest, Reviews | 0 comments

Written by Kevin Madert

Shortly after the release of Broken Soul Jamboree in 2008, downtempo virtuoso and glitch pioneer Dave Tipper began experiencing various health issues. The issues continued for nearly five years, limiting his production and touring output to a few EPs and a handful of dates during that time. In the summer of 2013, his health grew dire enough to necessitate open heart surgery, news that had many concerned for the future of both Dave and his music.

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