Sonagi

Sonagi announce album, release “Ambivalence” video

Sonagi, the band made up of, Ryann Slauson of Closer, Harim Jung, Michael Englisis, and Keean Mansour, have announced that they will be releasing a new album. The album is called Precedent and will be out July 22 via Get Better Records. The band have also released a video for "Ambivalence" that was directed and edited by Ryann Slauson and Michael Englisis. Sonagi released their single "pansori 판소리" in 2020. Check out the video and tracklist below.

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Amygdala announce new 7-inch, release "Darvo"

Amygdala announce new 7-inch, release “Darvo”

Texas based hardcore punks Amygdala have announced that they will be releasing a new two-song single. The single is called Besitos Para Todos Mis Haters and will be out June 26 via their own label Disquera del Barrio. The band have also released the first song "Darvo". Amygdala released their split LP with Listless last year and their album Our Voices Will Soar Forever in 2019. Check out the song below.

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The Flatliners

The Flatliners announce new LP, release “Performative Hours” video

The Flatliners have announced that they will be releasing a new album. The album is called New Ruin and will be out August 5 via Fat Wreck Chords and Dine Alone Records. The band have also released a video for their new song "Performative Hours" that was directed by Mitch Barnes. The Flatliners will be touring the UK in spring, in the Midwest in June, in Western Canada in the fall and the Northeast US in November. The band last released Inviting Light in 2017. Check out the video and tracklist below.

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In Memoriam
Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode has passed away

Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode has passed away

Andy Fletcher, keyboardist and founding member of Depeche Mode, has passed away. He was 60 years old. No cause of death has been made public. Depeche Mode released a statement that reads,

"We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy "Fletch" Fletcher. Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this difficult time."

He formed Depeche Mode in 1980 along with Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Vince Clarke. The band released fourteen studio albums the last of which was Spirit in 2017 and they were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2020. We send our condolences to Andy Fletcher's family, friends, and fans.

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The Young Rochelles release new EP

The Young Rochelles release new EP

The Young Rochelles released a new EP today. The EP is called Interstellar Communication and includes 4 new spaced themed tracks, see below. Pre-order for the EP on Alien green and Moon Rock Grey vinyl is out now through Hey Pizza Records (US), Endless Detention Records (Australia), I Buy Records (Italy), and Dumb Records (Japan), you can click here to grab a copy.

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That Petrol Emotion (ex-Undertones) to re-release two LPs

That Petrol Emotion (ex-Undertones) to re-release two LPs

That Petrol Emotion was the band formed by Seán O'Néill and Damian O'Neill after the end of The Undertones. The band's original run was 1986-1993 and they released five studio LPs. The band are now re-issuing two of their albums.

1988's End Of The Millennium Psychosis Blue and 1990's Chemicrazy are out in July via Rubellan Remasters, with bonus tracks on the CD format. . Both have been dynamically remastered from original master tapes and expanded to 20 tracks each, which includes a selection of B sides, non-album singles, live tracks and remixes. The label has not yet revealed the full track listings.

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Suck

Suck to release LP, release video

Kassel, Germany's Suck will release a new album on september 23. It's called Ribbit and it's out via La Pochette Surprise. The band also released a video for "Gravedigger." You can see the video below.

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Political ads back on Spotify after 2020 ban

Political ads back on Spotify after 2020 ban

In 2020, Spotify banned political advertisements due to the widespread misinformation contained in the ads. This month, Spotify is now allowing people to purchase advertising spots for politically based ads. According to Pitchfork, Spotify sent out an internal email stAting that it will not accept ads from issue-based groups, will only host ads from known candidates, and that the ads will not run between songs streaming on the free subscription tier.

A spokesperson stated in a publicly distributed release, "“Following our pause of political ads in early 2020, we have spent the past two years strengthening and enhancing our processes, systems and tools to responsibly validate and review this content“. We are now beginning to sell select political advertisements in opted-in third-party podcasts via the Spotify Audience Network in the U.S.”

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