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Media: Portugal. The Man: “Endangered Song”

Contributed by alex101. Posted by kira on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Portugal. The Man To celebrate Earth Day yesterday, Portugal. The Man partnered with Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute for a project called "Endangered Song" to help spread awareness of the endangered Sumatran Tiger. The project is explained as:

We've asked 400 influences to raise awareness and inspire change by digitizing the previously unreleased song and sharing it online using #EndangeredSong. The 400 late-cut poly carbonate records are the only copies in existence and will actually degrade over time as the record is played. The song will go extinct unless it's digitally reproduced. The Sumatran tiger will go extinct unless we take action. This is the Endangered Song Project.

You can learn more about the project here. And you can click Read More for the song by Portugal. The Man.

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Media: Freeman: “(For A While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like A Man” (ex-Ween)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by kira on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
ImageAaron Freeman, who was formerly known as Gene Ween of Ween, has formed a new band simply called Freeman. They've posted the first single called "(For A While) I Couldn't Play My Guitar Like A Man" that will release their self-titled debut on July 22, 2014 via Partisan Records.

The single follows Aaron Freeman's last official release as "Gene Ween" which was called Gener's Gone: The Final Demo Recordings of Gene Ween (2009-2011) which was quietly posted online late last year.

You can click Read More for the stream of the new single, the track listing, as well as a stream of Gener's Gone.

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Media: Strong City: “12x9” and “Stay Awhile”

Contributed by an Anonymous Source. Posted by kira on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
ImageStrong City has posted two new tracks from their forthcoming album (untitled as of yet). The songs are titled "12x9" and "Stay Awhile." You can click Read More for the streams.

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Media: The Jazz June: Over Underground

Posted by johng on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Image Emo-champions The Jazz June (or "indie rockers" if you want to be diplomatic) have released their first song in twelve years. The track is called "Over Underground" and is off a split with Dikembe. You can check out the jacked-up, rampaging track over at NPR.

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Videos: Young Ladies: “Head Back Home”

Posted by kira on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
Image Young Ladies, who actually don't feature any young ladies, but rather gentlemen from Latterman, Monikers, Bridge and Tunnel, Discount and Daytrader, have posted a video for their song "Head Back Home." You can click Read More for the video.

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Media: Museum Mouth: “Drool”

Posted by kira on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Museum Mouth Brooklyn Vegan has premiered a new song from Museum Mouth titled "Drool." The song will appear on their upcoming album, Alex I Am Nothing, out on May 27 via Self Aware Records. The band describes the album as:

Alex I Am Nothing is a concept album about becoming obsessed with someone you can not have. The chords and song structures throughout the record stay consistent, there are repeated lyrical themes and the album is bookended with two "Alex" tracks.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Tours: Subhumans/Mischief Brew (Canada/USA)

Posted by johng on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
Image UK's legendary Subhumans are going on tour with USA's legendary Mischief Brew! It's going to be a regular anarcho-love fest. (Wear protection). Just before that, the Brew is playing a show in their hometown of Philadelphia with none other than Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine. You can click read more for the dates.

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Mongrel signs to Unable Records

Contributed by UnableRecords. Posted by kira on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
ImageBoston's Mongrel has signed to Unable Records with a June 3, 2014 release date for a five-song EP titled Evolution.

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The Swellers release rarities compilation

Posted by johng on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
The Swellers The Swellers have released a b-side and rarities compilation. The release is digital only and includes 17 tracks. The band stated:
To us, these tracks are priceless. Some of them show our earliest efforts in songwriting while others show the process it took to make our records what they are today. We never thought some of these strange demos would ever see the light of day, but we had so much fun opening up the vault and seeing what was in there.
You can stream the release by clicking read more.

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New Review Update: April 22, 2014

Posted by adame on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image It's Adam E., wishing you a very happy Earth Day! For me, Earth Day is all about celebrating the planet's super-cute woodland critters. Be nice to them, and they'll be nice to you.

Today's reviews are:
Looking for another (or any) review? Head here. Want to submit your own review? Do that here.

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Media: The Swellers: “Tales of Lolita” (Floor)

Contributed by alex101. Posted by kira on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
The SwellersBrooklyn Vegan has premiered The Swellers covering Floor's "Tales of Lolita." The track will appear on a new four-way split featuring The Swellers, Lobby Boxer, Hung Up and 1876 out on Save Your Generation Records. It will be a limited run of 300 records. Pre-orders are available here. You can click Read More for the cover and the track listing.

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