The Early November Stream ‘Imbue’ a Week Early

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Less than a week after releasing a third new song from their impending new record, The Early November have now given fans the chance to stream the complete album a week before its official release date.

Imbue can be heard below in full which features lead single “Narrow Mouth,” “Circulation,” and the recently released “Cyanide.

In support of Imbue’s release, The Early November will be hitting the road beginning next Tuesday, May 12 at Dallas’ Trees; the same day the New Jersey band’s fourth studio album hits stores.

Joining them on the month-long trek will be Restoration and Lydia.

Full tour dates are available below.

IMBUE 2015 TOUR DATES:

5/12/15 – Dallas, TX – Trees

5/13/15 – Austin, TX – Mohawk

5/15/15 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom

5/16/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour

5/17/15 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

5/19/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound

5/20/15 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre

5/22/15 – Chicao, IL – Bottom Lounge

5/23/15 – Howell, MI – Hartland Performing Arts Center

5/24/15 – Toronto, ONT – The Mod Club

5/26/15 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

5/27/15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre

5/29/15 – Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon

5/30/15 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room

5/31/15 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair

6/02/15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

6/03/15 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

6/04/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

Passion Pit Drop Hints About New Album

Good news if you’ve been waiting around two years or so for a new Passion Pit album; new music is headed your way.

Taking to Twitter, over the last month, Passion Pit have been posting normal studio pictures when all of a sudden things took a turn for the cryptic last night when they posted a weird picture of what appeared to be Morse code. Thanks to the detective skills of some of their fans, it turned out that the message was “KINDRED I PUT MY HANDS IN THE AIR AND MY KNEES TO THE GROUND.”

The pictures, it turns out, are not the only hints that have been dropped. Over the last couple of months, frontman, Michael Angelakos has dropped several unreleased demos on Soundcloud. Are these some new songs from the upcoming new release? Only Passion Pit knows, apparently.

According to several publications, Kindred is going to be the name of the synth-band’s third studio album due to be released in April through Columbia Records. The music publication have also claimed that the first single, which might be named “Kindred” as well, we’re not sure, will be released in February.

We might not know much more than that, but the one thing we do know is that the band posted a video on YouTube that is only 13 seconds long and features what is probably the first taste at a new song.

Fall Out Boy Dropping New Album, One Track at a Time

While most of us are nursing an All Time Low hangover, Fall Out Boy are trying to be a sneaky bunch by giving their fans the chance to listen to their new album ahead of schedule.

This morning, the band posted that they will be giving their fans the chance to listen to the American Beauty/American Psycho a week in advance with one catch; they won’t release all the tracks at the same time.

Instead, they’ve turned it into a game of releasing a new track at the most random times of the day. As of now, we’re pretty sure they have released the vast majority if not the full album already.

“Centuries,” “American Beauty/American Psycho,” “The Kids Aren’t Alright,” “Irresistible,” and “Uma Thurman” were previously released and now we have added many more to our ever-expanding list below.

We also assume a couple of more will be released throughout the rest of the day.

Check out the newest additions to the American Beauty/American Psycho playlist which also includes a cover of Bruno Mars’ latest hit, “Uptown Funk.”

YouTube Faces $1 Billion Lawsuit from Musicians

YouTube are in a little bit of a legal bind which can cost them up to $1 billion.

Yesterday afternoon, it was reported that Pharrell, The Eagles, and other musicians had filed a lawsuit against the popular music streaming site which can result in a major pay out. Lawyers for the artists have demanded that YouTube take down over 20,000 videos from the streaming site which they reportedly have no rights to.

According to Irving Azoff, the founder of a new legal group named the Global Music Rights, YouTube does not have the performance right to thousands of songs from his clients which include the previous named musicians as well as Chris Cornell, John Lennon, and Smokey Robinson, and more.

Azoff also claims that even though YouTube negotiated with the respected record labels for the rights to the music, they did not reach out to negotiate with the artists themselves. Azoff also says that his clients want to pursue YouTube first because they are the least cooperative of the companies and that their clients feel they are the worst offenders.

Google, who will be launching their own subscription music service next year in a partnership with YouTube, claim that the site does in fact have the performance rights from previous deals that had been made.

Global Music Rights’ lawyer Howard King says that has yet to be seen.

“Without providing a shred of documentation, you blithely proffer that YouTube can ignore the Notices because it operates under blanket licenses from performing rights organizations other than Global,” reads the letter King sent to YouTube earlier this month.

“However, you refuse to provide the details of any such license agreements, presumably because no such agreements exist for YouTube’s present uses of the songs in any service, but certainly with respect to its recently added Music Key service.”

But this streaming site vs artist battle is nothing new and has been escalating more a more over the past few months. The major hit came when Taylor Swift decided to pull her entire catalog off of Spotify which resulted in the music streaming giant trying to coax her back with “cutesy” letters. That did not work as we all know.

Watch Furry Friend Cover ‘Frozen’

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We’re pretty sure that we’ve seen every single rendition of Frozen’s “Let it Go” imaginable, you know parents with their kids, dudes with guitars, aliens, and so many more that YouTube should just dedicated a complete category to probably 2014’s biggest song.

But how about this for a twist? A dog that howls along to the song?

Over the weekend, a one and a half minute clip was uploaded to YouTube of just that. The video features an Australian Shepherd names Oakley as he howls along to the song. But, before anyone can think that it’s a set up, pay attention as at first Oakley doesn’t pay attention to the song on the radio; Charli XCX’s Fault in Our Stars track, “Boom Clap.”

As soon as Oakley’s human parents put “Let it Go” on, the dog’s expression changes as he becomes interested in the song and just like a four-year-old who is obsessed with the Disney film, Oakley starts to howl along to the song.

And if “Let it Go” is on your last nerve, like most of us, just watch the cute puppy get in touch with his inner Queen Elsa (or Adele Dazeem).

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Coachella 2014 To Be Broadcast on Cable and Online

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Feeling sorry for yourself because you won’t be making it to Coachella this year?

Well, don’t fret because word has just gotten out that the festival will be broadcast. today, it was revealed that the two weekends of the festival will be broadcast for those unfortunate souls who did not have the opportunity to head to Indio, CA for the OutKast, Beck, Muse, Arcade Fire and many more headlining event.

According to the organizers, the first weekend of the event which will take place on April 11-13 will air on YouTube while the second weekend which will take place during April 18-20, will be broadcast through cable channel AXS TV. The feed will include full sets, behind-the-scenes footage and select performances. According to reports, AXS TV will have reportedly over 20 hours of material on their hands while YouTube will keep up all the footage and material for a few weeks after the festival ends.

If that wasn’t enough, it was also revealed that Jason Bentley, Music Director for Los Angeles radio station KCRW, will be hosting both weekends as well and interviewing and introducing the artists.

Coachella will once again be returning to its stomping ground of Empire Polo Club in Indio while tickets for the event have already been sold out. Tickets sold out in a reported three hours.

Manchester Orchestra Stream New Album

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Manchester Orchestra are currently streaming their upcoming album, COPE. The album, which is set to be released next Tuesday, April 1st, is the follow-up to 2011’s Simple Math.

Until this point, the band have already shared several of the new tracks with fans over the past few months. Tracks previously released include “Top Notch,” the title track “Cope,” and “Every Stone.”

When asked about goal of the fourth album, frontman Andy Hulls said, “we wanted to make the kind of album that’s missing at this time in rock. Something that’s just brutal and pounding you over the head with every track, something unrelenting and unapologetic.”

You can now listen to the full “unrelenting and unapologetic” record on YouTube or right here. For those who dig the new album, it is currently available for pre-order on iTunes.

Don’t forget that Manchester Orchestra will be heading out on tour beginning on April 7th in Bristol, U.K. at The Fleece. After a few days across the pond, the Atlanta-based band will return to the United States On April 17th for their North American tour. Dates for the tour which also features Balance & Composure and Kevin Devine can be found here.

Architects Stream New Album

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Architects are giving fans the opportunity to hear their upcoming new album, Lost Forever / / Lost Together. The band have already released a couple of tracks including “C.A.N.C.E.R.” which debuted just yesterday as well as “Naysayer” and “Broken Cross.”

The new album isn’t due for another two weeks, March 11 to be exact, but they have gifted fans a stream of all the track on YouTube or you can just click play below.

In the support of the new album, the band will be heading out on a European tour beginning on March 7 at the Manchester Academy and will go through until April 16, ending at Paris La Maroquinerie.

Issues Use Instagram for New Album Preview

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Did you ever think you would see the day when a band would take to Instagram to stream their full new album? Well, if you haven’t, you are not alone.

For the past two weeks, Issues have been posting full audio videos of each of their new tracks from their upcoming self-titled album. Issues is set to be released, officially, next Tuesday, February 18 through Rise Records, but for now enjoy the tracks on Instagram.

Side note, it might be a hundred percent better is you check out the page on your phone, if not then like we said, most of the songs have already been posted on YouTube including today’s new track, “The Langdon House.”

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Josh Homme and the ‘Star Wars’ “Audition”

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Did you know that Queens of the Stone Age frontman, Josh Homme had auditioned for Star Wars: Episode VII?

Well, don’t feel like an idiot because the singer did not actually audition for the J.J. Abrams directed film which is still in limbo. The musician was actually making a cameo on British YouTube comedy duo, Stinky Mike’s who were they were doing a spoof on the auditioning process for the film titled, Star Wars: Episode VII–The Auditions.

In the clip, one of the two was in the process of finishing up an interview with the musician when Homme let it slip out that he wished to expand his resume into the film world and as only someone could plan, there was a casting call taking place next door.

While Homme looks like he could easily pass for a wookie with his ginger looks and height, turns out that the music man actually has aspirations of being something a little less tall and fuzzy. He is quotes as saying he wants to be “R2D2, king of the droids; an articulate, multilingual doer.”

All right-y then.

You can check out the video below of Homme and the Stinky Mike getting their Star Wars Episode VII on.