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  • Tyler, the Creator Expands Spring Tour, Adding Dates With Earl Sweatshirt
    Photo by Erez Avissar Odd Future kingpin Tyler, the Creator, who's about to release his sophomore album, has added more dates to his international spring solo tour. He'll also be joined by Earl Sweatshirt for a string of shows. Wolf, Tyler's new a…
    - 14 Mar 13, 3:56pm -
  • SXSW: Pitchfork's Show No Mercy With Skeletonwitch, Trash Talk, Pallbearer, and More
    Photos by Trent Maxwell. Above: Trash Talk. For all of our 2013 SXSW coverage, head here.  There were blues skies and warm spring breezes for a packed house at Pitchfork's Show No Mercy Day Party at House of Vans at Mohawk on Wednesday. Not exa…
    - 14 Mar 13, 3:40pm -
  • Echo Chamber: DIIV: "Fuck SXSW"
    Photo by Erez Avissar "Hi Austin. Fuck SXSW. There… I said it. Here, the music comes last. 5 minute set-up, no sound check, 15 minute set. The 'music' element is all a front, it's the first thing to be compromised. Corporate money everywhere but…
    - 14 Mar 13, 2:04pm -
  • SXSW: Eagulls
    Photo by Erez Avissar/Weird Magic. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. The Leeds-based melodic punk band Eagulls are not the sort of group that seems to be comfortable inside the corporate shit-show of SXSW. (Revisit their handwritten…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:50pm -
  • Lil Wayne Was Hospitalized for Seizures Again
    TMZ reports that Lil Wayne was taken to a Cedars-Sinai hospital in L.A. on Tuesday night after apparently suffering "multiple seizures" following a music-video shoot. He was apparently released a few hours later and is "doing much better now." Thi…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:38pm -
  • SXSW: Eddi Front
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Behind the record-hiss atmospherics of singer-songwriter Eddi Front's recent self-titled EP, her songs take on an air of mystery. Accompanied by a pianist in a long chapel, th…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:25pm -
  • SXSW: Blue Hawaii
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. "Is that Grimes?" asked a fellow concert-goer upon seeing Blue Hawaii frontwoman Raph Standell-Preston flail and wail in front of projected jellyfish at Resident Advisor's show…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:16pm -
  • SXSW: Chvrches
    Photo by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Up and coming Glasgow three-piece Chvrches have songs. Good ones. And quite a few. Several of the songs they played last night are not yet released, and they sounded like the…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:04pm -
  • SXSW: Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Photos by Trent Maxwell. For all of our SXSW 2013 coverage, head here. Karen O should never, ever be taken for granted. Ten years into the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, she has reached national treasure status-- a fact pushed forth by her giddy, silly, terri…
    - 14 Mar 13, 12:47pm -

Stereogum

  • newHear The National Talk About How They Wrote “Sea Of Love”
    Song Exploder is a podcast in which bands come on to talk about how certain songs came into being — a fascinating thing for those of us who remain mystified as to how songs can just come into existence out of nothing. The latest guests on the show…
    - 38 mins ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:20am -
  • newWatch 550 Celebrities Answer “Lennon Or McCartney?”
    Lennon or McCartney? Since the dawn of time, when man was capable of communicating only through guttural noises, primitive gesticulation, and humming a few bars of his favorite Beatles hits, this is the question that has been on the lips of people wh…
    - 42 mins ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:16am -
  • newWatch An 11-Year-Old Björk Tell The Nativity Story On Icelandic TV
    In 1976, an 11-year-old Björk participated in a Christmas special for Icelandic TV station RUV in which she read the nativity story while accompanied by music played by students from the Reykjavík Children’s Music School. The program was recently…
    - 47 mins ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:11am -
  • newSpirit Of 2014: Future Islands Reflect On Their Breakthrough Year
    There are a lot of things happening in Reykjavik tonight. This is Iceland Airwaves, after all, one of those festivals where there’s an apparently endless supply of bands playing various bars and venues, thronged by journalists and musicians converg…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Dec 14, 10:53am -
  • newYoung Thug – “Cloud 9″
    Young Thug emerged from way-out cult hero status to legit stardom in 2014, and it’s possible that he had a bigger breakout year than any non-Australian rapper this past year. This morning, he dropped a loose new track upon the internet: A garbled,…
    - 1 hour ago, 22 Dec 14, 10:28am -
  • newKevin Gates – “I Don’t Get Tired” (Feat. August Alsina) Video
    Kevin Gates waited until the year was almost over to release one of its best mixtapes. Luca Brasi 2, the new one from the Baton Rouge rapper, is a fearsome, cathartic piece of work, a powerful showcase for one of the greatest rappers we have working…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:34am -
  • newStream The Le Sigh Vol. II
    The Le Sigh had a magical release show in Brooklyn last night for their second zine and tape compilation that featured performances from Jawbreaker Reunion, Free Cake For Every Creature, Manors, and Adult Mom, all of whom also contributed a track to…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:21am -
  • newPaul Stanley’s Awkward, Unaired Folger’s Commercial Surfaces After 14 Years
    In 2000, the KISS co-leader Paul Stanley filmed a commercial for the instant coffee behemoth Folger’s. The ad never aired, and it’s not entirely clear why. Online, people are theorizing that it seemed to removed from Stanley’s image, or that th…
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:02am -
  • newThe Cure Play “A Man Inside My Mouth” Live For The First Time In Rarity-Packed London Show

    - 3 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 8:52am -

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  • Marilyn Manson Speaks Out on Controversial Lana Del Rey Rape Video
    Last month, a disturbing video emerged showing a horrifying rape scene involving Lana Del Rey and director Eli Roth. It was widely reported to be a Marilyn Manson music video, but the shock-rocker's rep quickly issued a statement saying that Manson w…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 12:57pm -
  • Disappears and Suuns Team Up for North American Winter Tour
    Krautrock-indebted Chicago band Disappears have an album called Irreal due out on January 19 through Kranky, and once it's out, they will support the record with a North American tour alongside Montreal outfit Suuns. This outing will take place fo…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 12:22pm -
  • Like Pacific Ink Deal with New Damage for New EP
    Punk label New Damage Records is beefing up the CanCon side of their roster again, having announced its latest signees are Toronto outfit Like Pacific. The project's first release through the imprint will be a self-titled EP, due January 20. The a…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 12:08pm -
  • Moon King Sign to Last Gang for New Album
    Daniel Benjamin and Maddy Wilde used to play together in Spiral Beach, and they have since gone on to form Moon King. Now, all of those years of hard work have paid off in the form of a new deal with Last Gang Records. The dreamy haze-pop duo appa…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 11:47am -
  • Run the Jewels Tease New Music with Zack de la Rocha and 'RTJ3'
    Rage Against the Machine rapper Zack de la Rocha was responsible for the most electrifying hook (and one of the best verses) on Run the Jewels' outstanding new album, thanks to his guest appearance on the song "Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)." N…
    - 11 days ago, 11 Dec 14, 11:33am -

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  • newThe Best Canadian Albums of 2014
    From Steph Cameron to White Lung, these 15 releases showcase the very best of Canadian music in 2014, and illustrate that the Canadian music community is definitely thriving and maturing. To pull a phrase from Queen Elizabeth II, 2014, in many ways,…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 9:06pm -
  • Those Gulls: Forevermore
    Music worth hearing forevermore? Perhaps, perhaps. With a name such as Those Gulls, I’m probably betting that the title of their new album, Forevermore, is a wink and a nod towards Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven”. In any event, what you’re g…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 8:30am -
  • The Gallop: Tall Tale Tellers EP
    The alliterative Tall Tale Tellers EP is wall to wall with catchy, hummable songs.I’m now convinced that the Canadian capital city of Ottawa, Ontario, is in the midst of a musical renaissance. While the major newspapers generally snub the local mu…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 7:30am -
  • STANDARDS: KID EP
    You're not going to believe this, but a group of Canadian teenagers just made a confident and mature EP of '80s style alterna punk rock.St. Catharines, Ontario-based band STANDARDS has a fairly noteworthy thing or two going for their debut EP, KID.…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 6:30am -
  • Kristin Andreassen - "The New Ground" (audio) (Premiere)
    Folk musician Kristin Andreassen's new album, Gondolier, out in February, features contributions from Aoife O'Donovan and members of Punch Brothers. Stream the delicate "The New Ground" here first.With a résumé including membership in two bands (U…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Dec 14, 5:30am -

AbsolutePunk

  • Hayley Williams Performs "Blue Christmas"
    Hit the replies to watch Hayley Williams of *Paramore (http://www.absolutepunk.net/paramore/)* perform "Blue Christmas."
    - 1 day ago, 21 Dec 14, 10:22am -
  • Northern Faces Release New Song "Wait Wait Wait"
    Stream a new *Northern Faces (http://www.absolutepunk.net/tags/Northern Faces)*' song called "Wait Wait Wait" on Kick Kick Snare (http://kickkicksnare.com/2014/12/19/premiere-northern-faces-wait-wait-wait/).
    - 1 day ago, 21 Dec 14, 10:02am -
  • Staff Recommendations: 12-21-2014
    It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations (http://www.absolutepunk.net/news.php?f=165&daysprune=365&picon=326) for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.As always, check…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Dec 14, 4:00am -
  • Patrick Stump on How to Use Garageband
    Hit the replies for a really interesting hour long interview with Patrick Stump of *Fall Out Boy (http://www.absolutepunk.net/falloutboy)* talking about music creation, technology, and demonstrating songwriting techniques with GarageBand.
    - 2 days ago, 20 Dec 14, 4:59pm -
  • AP.net Interview: Fit For A King
    *Update:* This chat is now over. Thanks to Ryan and Tuck for stopping by, be sure and catch them this summer on the Warped Tour. At 1pm PST/4pm EST, *Fit For A King (http://www.twitter.com/fitforaking)* will be swinging by to chat with us. They wer…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Dec 14, 2:57pm -

Punknews.org

  • newTrophy Lungs releases benefit comp for Black Lives Matter
    Trophy Lungs has released a mixtape benefitting Black Lives Matter. The tape includes tracks from Banquets, Defeater, Elway, Pulling Punches, Victory Boy, and others. The band described the release as:"The Solidarity Mixtape is a benefit mixtape…
    - 58 mins ago, 22 Dec 14, 11:00am -
  • newJesse Michaels releases 'Exploring'
    Jesse Michaels has released a new short film. The film is called Exploring. According to Michaels, the film is "VERY loosely patterned after "girls" / "sex in the city" / eighties sit coms. 3 women move to the city only to encounter street scum. Wha…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 10:00am -
  • newThe Matches release live album
    The Matches have released a new live album. The release is a taping of the E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals album played in its entirety as well as other tracks. The live album is called 10YearsEVDKTL.
    - 3 hours ago, 22 Dec 14, 9:00am -
  • newSunday Edition: Navel Gazing for December 21, 2014
    Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Brittany Strummer. I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punkn…
    - 18 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • newAdam & John on Everything And The Kitchen Sink's Strummer special
    This past week Punknews editors Adam White and John Gentile appeared as guests on the Everything and the Kitchen Sink podcast for one of their annual Joe Strummer tribute shows. We join Clash-obsessed host Nikki to chat specifically about past Cl…
    - 22 hours ago, 21 Dec 14, 2:00pm -

Culture Bully

  • Portlandia debuts tonight!
    Don't forget to watch Porlandia when season 2 of the hit comedy debuts tonight!
    - 6 Jan 12, 7:28pm -
  • Portlandia Season 2 Preview
    A video preview of the upcoming season of IFC's Portlandia starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, and featuring guest appearances by the likes of Eddie Vedder, Kristen Wiig, and Andy Samberg.
    - 2 Jan 12, 8:57am -
  • Culture Bully Presents: 2011 Mashed
    The 4th installment in Culture Bully's annual mashup compilation, "2011 Mashed" features 7 new tracks as well as the 5 best mashups that were released this past year.
    - 25 Dec 11, 1:22pm -
  • How to Fail at (Music) Blogging
    Closing out a chapter of personal Interneting in true blog fashion... by over-sharing.
    - 4 Nov 11, 5:25pm -
  • Mac L’s “Raw Material” & the Trouble with Local Scenes
    A look at some of the underlying issues facing the development of local music scenes & a free download of "Raw Material," the latest release from Nashville's Mac L.
    - 26 Oct 11, 11:31am -