Science proves that records are better than MP3s

Science proves that records are better than MP3s

As pointed out by the AV club, SCIENCE has proven that vinyl records are better than MP3s… sort of, anyways. In a study conducted by the Audio Engineering Library, the lowered compression and fidelity of MP3s results in a less positive emotional effects on listeners, compared to vinyl records. Similarly, negative emotional effects were increased when listening to MP3s. However, the study did not compare albums that were "mastered for iTunes" specifically against their vinyl album counterparts. Read the whole report right here.

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Darko announce debut LP

Darko announce debut LP

UK-based melodic hardcore act Darko has announced they will be releasing their newest album, Bonsai Mammoth, Feb 3rd on Bird Attack Records, Lockjaw Records (UK), and Torch of Hope Records (Japan). This is a follow-up to their 2014 EP Sea of Trees, and will be their debut full-length. The band recently returned from a tour of Japan and you can see their Japan tour video set to the song "Canthus Viewpoints" below.

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Get Married: 'Into The Cosmos' EP (Punknews Exclusive)

Get Married: 'Into The Cosmos' EP (Punknews Exclusive)

Punknews is excited to bring you an exclusive stream of Get Married’s new EP, Into The Cosmos, out this Friday, December 9th, via Wiretap Records. The songs on Into The Cosmosare fueled by a nostalgia for early rock and roll and doo-wop, as well as first-wave emo and shoegaze.

You can pick up a copy of Into The Cosmos EP on 7″ vinyl here and hear the whole thing below, right now.

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Matt Pryor

Matt Pryor announces new album

Matt Pryor have announced he will be releasing this fifth solo record on Equal Vision Records/Rory Records. The album is titled Momento Mori and will be out on February 17th. The album was produced by Pryor himself and mixed by Andy Jackson and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper. He has also released the first song on the album titled “A Small Explosion”. You can click read more to listen to “A Small Explosion” or click here to pre-order the new album.

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Launch Control: "My Name is Santa, and I'm A Punk Rocker"

Launch Control: “My Name is Santa, and I'm A Punk Rocker”

Reading, UK's, Launch Control have released their newest annual charity Christmas track, "My Name is Santa, and I'm a Punk Rocker." 100% of the sales of the track via their Bandcamp page go to support local charity Launchpad, which helps homeless in the Reading area. They've also released a video to support the single.

You can check out both the video, as well as the Bandcamp-hosted track, below.

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Red City Radio: "Electricity" (Punknews Exclusive)

Red City Radio: “Electricity” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to bring you the new video by Red City Radio. Regular Punknews-ers, this one is right up your alley: this one is about melodic gruff-punk and beer.

A little while ago, members of Fairlanes opened their own brewery in Denver called Ratio Beerworks. The brewery often has bands come in a play acoustic sets and they've just started releasing those sessions as "Ratio Sessions."

In May, Red City Radio stopped in for a session. You can see their acoustic take on "Electricity" below. Tomorrow Zach from Pears is stopping by the Brewery to do his own session. You can check that out Tuesday night at 2920 Larimer St., Denver. In the meantime, see RCR's vid below, right now.

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