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Video Of The Day: The Black and White Years – “Two Reservoirs”

December 21, 2009 drainu182 1
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It’s no secret that we’re fans of Austin indie rockers, The Black and White Years. They recently released a video for their single “Two Reservoirs” which made its premiere on the homepage of MySpace Music. Directed, shot and edited on Super 8 film by Matthew Hoffman, the video chronicles a romantic vacation for a couple that resembles one of those old family home movies your parents used to make (the clean ones!). Check it out below and go to …

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Silversun Pickups playing Conan tonight

December 21, 2009 drainu182 0

Silversun Pickups will be playing the Tonight Show with Conan O Brien tonight. Expect to hear the band’s new single “Substitution” off of their album Swoon. Set your DVRs and make sure to be watching NBC around 12:25AM. Check out the video for “Substitution” inside.

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ALTERNATIVE PRESS & RED launch the second AP mini-magazine

December 21, 2009 drainu182 0
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ALTERNATIVE PRESS’ latest min-mag (2009 Review/2010 Preview Edition), will be exclusively available in the music department of all Walmart stores on Dec 22 for only $5! This 52 page mini-mag is fresh off the heels of the highly successful “Summer of Rock” min-mag guide, which debuted at #165 on the Billboard Top 200. The double-sided cover features Cartel representing the best rock of 2009 and Motion City Soundtrack representing next year’s new noise.

“We’re so excited to be a part …

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All Time Low – “Damned If I Do” It’s On with Alexa Chung 12/17

December 20, 2009 drainu182 1
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All Time Low performed this past Thursday on MTV’s (cancelled?) It’s On with Alexa Chung. They played their new single “Damned If I Do”. Watch it below.

Also, All Time Low recently wrapped up their headlining run on the first ever Glamour Kills Tour. The highly anticipated tour proved extremely sought after, with over 61,000 fans in attendance, including nearly 4,000 alone in a sold out NYC show at Hammerstein Ballroom. Make sure to catch the guys in January headlining …

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AM Taxi’s Christmas song “The Worst Noel” (Free MP3!)

December 20, 2009 drainu182 0
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If you’re a fan of Rise Against and Against Me! (whoa, both have “against” in their names), you’ll love Virgin Records newcomers, AM Taxi (formerly American Taxi). Hailing from Chicago, AM Taxi has been tour all over all while prepping their major label debut with producer Mike Mccarthy (Spoon, Patty Griffin, And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead). Get a taste of AM Taxi by listening to their Christmas single “The Worst Noel” (Download here or …

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New Langhorne Slim Tour Dates

December 20, 2009 drainu182 0
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The end of 2009 is not only a time of reflection but also a time to look ahead at good things to come. That’s why we’re excited to bring you news of NEW Langhorne Slim tour dates as they’ll be embarking on a mini-US concentrated tour sharing the stage with April Smith and the Great Picture Show. Check out the dates below and be sure to pick up the latest album Be Set Free now!

Langhorne Slim Tour Dates
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Frog Stand Records’ A Frog Stand Christmas EP (FREE MP3s!)

December 20, 2009 drainu182 0

The nice people at Frog Stand Records have released a free Christmas sampler. For those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas, it’s ok. You can still download it. Call it a holiday present. Or an early Festivus present. Because everyone should celebrate that. Download A Frog Stand Christmas (EP) here and go to frogstandrecords.com for the latest on all their bands.

A Frog Stand Christmas
1- Clare and the Reasons- “Blue Christmas”
2- Josh Mease- “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”…

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Rage Against The Machine Respond to #1 Christmas Song Victory!

December 20, 2009 drainu182 1
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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE issued the following statement today in response to the band’s upset victory this afternoon in the historic people’s campaign to beat Simon Cowell for Britain’s No. 1 Christmas single to raise money and awareness for homelessness:

“Rage Against the Machine is honored to have been drafted by this historic grassroots campaign to make our song ‘Killing in the Name’ the No. 1 song on the UK Christmas Week pop chart. This is a huge victory by …