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Celebrating 10 Years of Circa Survive’s ‘Juturna’

People sometimes ask me what my musical evolution was, and my general answer is that, before anything else, Circa Survive got me into independent music. Before hearing their debut Juturna, which turned ten years old on Sunday, I’m pretty sure I only listened to Linkin Park and that one Three Days Grace song. At some point […]


Drake Shares “My Side,” A Leftover From ‘If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late’

Drake will release a collector’s physical edition of the February mixtape If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late on April 21 featuring an extended track list. It will include “How Bout Now,” which he shared last October, and a new track he shared this week, titled “My Side,” a leftover from the original If You’re […]

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Killer Mike and MNDR Share “Lock & Load”

Atlanta-based rapper Killer Mike and producer MNDR collaborated on a new track called “Lock & Load” for the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V compilation Welcome to Los Santos. The track features a dreamy, haunting backdrop courtesy of producer duo Gangrene while MNDR accentuates the track’s eerie qualities with her ethereal vocals. Killer Mike, after two […]

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Run The Jewels Share Striking Music Video For “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)”

Killer Mike and El-P’s Run The Jewels project finds lyrical focus in racial politics regularly. Under the helm of director A.G. Rojas, the duo have shared a music video for “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck),” featuring former Rage Against the Machine member Zack de la Rocha, that revisits subjects commonly found discussed in […]

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Stream Earl Sweatshirt’s New Record ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’

Earl Sweatshirt‘s follow-up to 2013’s Doris, titled I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, is now available for streaming via Spotify. A week ago, pre-orders went up for the record on iTunes, to many fans’ approval and Sweatshirt’s apparent dismay, which he showed in tweets that read “I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK @SonyMusicGlobal […]

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Touché Amoré Sign To Roc Nation

In a move that has a lot of people wondering when Jay Z and Touché Amoré are going to tour together, the five piece hardcore outfit have signed to Roc Nation for management, whose roster includes Big Sean, Kanye West, Rihanna and Shakira. Yeah. This may not come as much of a surprise since these […]

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REVIEW: Self Defense Family / Touché Amoré – ‘Self Love’ 7-Inch Split

Artist: Self Defense Family / Touché Amoré Album: Self Love 7-Inch Split Genre: Post-Hardcore  Label: Deathwish Inc. 2010 saw post-hardcore acts Touché Amoré and La Dispute team up for a split titled Searching For A Pulse/The Worth of the World, which, to a minor degree, featured a bit of collaboration between the two bands. On the […]

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Henrietta Stream Acoustic Rendition Album

Last August, Henrietta released The Trick Is Not Minding, a fantastic indie-emo record that received a 9/10 from our very own Drew Caruso. Given the record’s occasional somber qualities, it makes sense that Henrietta would decide to reimagine some of those songs into acoustic tracks. While it doesn’t include every track, The Trick Is Reimagined […]

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The Front Bottoms Announce Split With Rapper GDP, Gets Record Store Day Release Date

Late last year, after the release of their Rose EP, The Front Bottoms told of their plans to release a split 7″ with rapper GDP, who went out on tour with them for a week during their tour with Say Anything. While that was an unofficial announcement, the band officially announced the long-awaited split today, […]

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LISTEN: Speedy Ortiz – “The Graduates”

The first single, “Raising The Skate,” from Speedy Ortiz‘s recently announced third LP, Foil Deer, had an infectious and almost lackadaisical feel to it, but never lost its immediacy. This is a common theme in the foursome’s songs, and the latest single from the album, “The Graduates,” only perpetuates their unique position in the music […]

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Lucky For You, You Can Now Stream Makeshift Shelters’ Debut Album ‘Something So Personal’

Makeshift Shelters, a D.C. punk band with a whole lot of talent, is now streaming their debut album Something So Personal on Alternative Press. Back when the band first started, we premiered their debut track “The Cautious End of Things.” That was in November of 2013. Today, their debut album Something So Personal is streaming […]

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WATCH: Pussy Riot – “I Can’t Breathe”

In the music video for their first English-language song, political punk band Pussy Riot are buried alive in Russia’s OMON riot police uniforms. The song, titled “I Can’t Breathe,” after the last words spoken by Eric Garner before his murder, is dedicated to “Eric and for all those from Russia to America and around the […]