Monthly Archives: July 2015

PREMIERE: Illogistical Resource Dept. – “The Great Conspirator”

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San Francisco-based Illogistical Resource Dept. showcase their great array of influences, from Rush to Pink Floyd, on their sophomore album, Transmission Cinema. The album, recorded at Tranquility Base Studios in Burlingame, California, and The Locker in San Francisco, came out on May 1st.

The band was kind enough to choose Planet Stereo to premiere their brand new video for “The Great Conspirator,” which you can view below.

“The Great Conspirator is a video montage as seen through the eyes of a simple man. Driven to the brink of insanity, he relentlessly tries to protect his land while combating his own paranoid visions. [It’s] loosely inspired by the 1943 film, The Black Raven,” The band explains.

For more on the band, click HERE. To purchase a CD or buy concert tickets, click HERE.

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PODCAST: Martian Mashup, Episode 10 (ft. Splitbreed and Crossfaith)

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Wow! Episode 10 already! Only two more episodes until the season 1 finale!

Covering music news of the week, interviews with Splitbreed and Crossfaith on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.
Featuring music from:
Redlands
DIVIDES
-Twenty-One Pilots
-Hozier
-Chvrches
-Crossfaith
Cassadee Pope

#FlashbackFriday request from Jenna M. of Michigan by Weezer.

No songs, names, etc. are owned by Planet Stereo. No copyright infringement intended. All used with entertainment purposes.

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All Time Low Cover Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”

3-11-all-time-low-2All Time Low stopped by the SiriusXM Studios and delivered an excellent performance of Ellie Goulding‘s hit single, “Love Me Like You Do.”

This track is easily becoming one of the top of the year, and All Time Low just gave us all even more of a reason to love it (like we do). Check out the performance below:

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15 Songs From July ’15 You Have To Hear

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Ah…July. The summer month of fun, independence, and, of course, thousand sun weather. But don’t panic! We’ll keep you “cool for the summer” with some of the best tracks from July that you’ve got to hear before the month ends!

1. PVRIS“Fire”

Can I just say how amazing PVRIS is? I love this band, and the new single, “Fire,” only makes me love them that much more. It’s gritty, powerful, and anthemic. Who doesn’t love a track like that?

2. Divides “Echoes Fade (ft. Chris James)”

Divides are a recent obsession for me. On “Echoes Fade,” we hear the pairing of CJ Marie and Defeat The Low’s Chris James, eliciting a nostalgic vibe reminiscent of early 2000’s rock hits, when the female-male vocal face-off was more of a guarantee than a surprise. Must hear!

3. Vance Joy“Fire & The Flood”

Beautiful song with a soft sensibility about it. When you think of a good love song, please let this be what you remember about 2015. The song picks up with ease, and becomes this alternative/folk-pop, light-hearted tune. Let’s just put it on repeat, please!

4. Knuckle Puck – “Pretense”

I’m starting to think that Knuckle Puck can do no wrong. And that it might be dangerous for me to listen to them for too long; it makes the pop-punk lover/angsty thirteen year old want to shout along to the lyrics…while at home, or, you know, on a run.

5. Nate Ruess“Great Big Storm”

You can’t deny it, Nate Ruess has some catchy vocals. I think he could start singing restaurant menus and we’d all want to join in. He’s also got a fantastic storytelling ability that should be praised.

6. State Champs – “Secrets”

The song and the video both make me want to go to a show right now. But can we just take a moment to acknowledge that pop punk is having one hell of a year? Because it really is, and State Champs are making that even more likely of turning into one hell of a erif they keep it up.

7. MC Lars“The Ballad of Hans Moleman”

The single from MC Lars’ forthcoming, The Zombie Dinosaur LP, is probably his most pop-culture-centric song yet, paying tribute to the old man from The Simpsons, referencing Artie Ziff, footballs to the groin, being mistaken for a leprechaun, and more.

8. Emarosa“I’ll Just Wait” (Reimagined)

I’ll admit it, I’m a little obsessed with this song. The piano, the vocals, just the richness of the instrumentals are enough to make any music lover melt.

9. Cassadee Pope“I Am Invincible”

The new track from pop-punk-gone-country powerhouse Cassadee Pope. It’s infectious, but also filled with so much raw talent. The vocals will just blow you away (and before you say it, yes, she does sound exactly the same live. She’s ridiculously talented).

10. Bring Me The Horizon – “Throne”

Electronic element are just kind of slipping in everywhere as of late, and BMTH’s new single, “Throne,” is no exception. It’s actually a welcome surprise from the group; it’s refreshing. I love the overall vibe of the song and how anthemic it is. Be warned, the video is super eery at times!

11. We Came As Romans – “Tear It Down”

Bitter is the word and revenge is the game. However, it’s easy to like the song. I kind of just want to listen to it at the gym during a heavy lifting session. Sounds ideal.

12. New Found Glory “Vicious Love (ft. Hayley Williams)

I sincerely love this video. It’s both funny and ridiculously cute all at once. Bonus for Hayley Williams being involved!

13. Slaves – “Burning Our Morals Away”

The lyrics on this track are incredible, and i can’t really find fault in it at all. It’s so cleverly put together. If you weren’t a Slaves listener before, you will be after this track. I don’t think you can go wrong with powerhouse vocals on a song…ever.

14. Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa“Stayin’ Out All Night”

Now here’s a track I would actually want to hear in the club, because, good grief, there is some shit out there. Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa work beautifully together, and for those of us who didn’t get to catch them on their Boys Of Zummer tour, this is enough to pacify that, I think.

15. Demi Lovato – “Cool For The Summer”

A new, somewhat provocative look for the songstress. The track is pretty catchy and perfect for summer.

BONUS

Drew Cayla – “King”

Mayday Parade “Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is A New Technology”

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One Direction Stream New Single, “Drag Me Down”

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Yesterday, One Direction shocked everyone by pulling a Beyonce, releasing the first single, “Drag Me Down,” from their fifth studio album, without warning. At about 10pm last night, the Internet lost its mind as One Direction, sans Zayn Malik, released the new single without warning, tweeting about their single that just dropped moments before.

One Direction have been working on trying to shed the bubble-gum pop boy band image put forth through the early stages of the career, and have done so with little success. “Drag Me Down” may be a game changer for the band, who sound the closest to alt-rock they have ever been.

You can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Listen to the song below.

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VIDEO: The Wonder Years – “Cigarettes & Saints”

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The Wonder Years have had a busy summer, from killing it all summer on the Vans Warped Tour to announcing their new album, No Closer To Heaven, and releasing now their second single from the album, “Cigarettes & Saints.” The band also just released the brand new music video for the single, which begins as a stunning ballad, before gaining momentum, and leaving you completely entranced. The video is just as awe-inspiring. See for yourself below!

No Closer To Heaven will be released on September 4th via Hopeless Records. You can preorder the album here. All preorders include an instant download of this song and the first single released, “Cardinals.”

To hear more from The Wonder Years in the meantime, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

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VIDEO: TobyMac – “Feel It”

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Six-time Grammy Award winner, with over 11 million sales to date, TobyMac just released his brand new video for “Feel It,” from his upcoming album, This Is Not a Test, which is due in stores and online August 7th. You can view the video below:
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Mayday Parade Stream New Song

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Finally! We can declare happily that Mayday Parade has released the first single from their upcoming new album, Black Lines. The song, entitled, “Keep In Mind, Transmogrification Is a New Technology” is a mouthful to say, but shows off a stronger, more intense vocal performance from Derek Sanders, really staying true to when Sanders had previously said how different the new album would be.

The video, which you can view below, is a time lapse of a man creating the cover art for Black Lines, which is awesome. It’s actually kind of mesmerizing. Let us know what you think about it below!

Preorders for the new album begin TONIGHT (July 30th) at 9 PM. Keep a lookout for all the details on that!

To hear more from Mayday Parade, you can buy a CD here. The band also recently announced that they would be headlining this fall’s AP Tour, with support from As It Is, Real Friends and This Wild Life. You can purchase concert tickets here.

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Wiz Khalifa & Fall Out Boy Release “Stayin Out All Night” Remix

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Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa are out on their Boys Of Zummer co-headlining tour, which will hit over 40 amphitheaters across North America before its final show at the Hollywood Bowl on August 10th. While on the road, the artists have come together to create a remix of “Stayin Out All Night,” from Khalifa’s fifth album,  Blacc Hollywood (Rostrum/Atlantic Records).

The musicians released the track through AP earlier today, and it will be available on iTunes this Friday. Check it out below, as well as a list of remaining tour dates:

Boys of Zummer Remaining Tour Dates:

30-Jul-15 –  Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
31-Jul-15 – Nampa, ID* @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
1-Aug-15 – Ridgefield, WA @ Amphitheater Northwest
2-Aug-15 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
4-Aug-15 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
5-Aug-15 – Wheatland, CA @ Toyota Amphitheatre
7-Aug-15 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
8-Aug-15 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
9-Aug-15 – Santa Barbara, CA* @ Santa Barbara Bowl
10-Aug-15 – Los Angeles, CA 2Hollywood Bowl

*Wiz Khalifa solo dates

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Rise Against Announce New Leg of North American Tour

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Rise Against are currently embarking on a tour alongside Killswitch Engage and letlive., playing shows all across the US. The band decided to better their current tour by announcing another tour with the same lineup, addend 16 more dates that will take place through November.

This is the perfect second chance for those that had to miss them this first time around. To make sure you don’t miss them again, check out the dates below!

11/1 Hampton Beach, NH @ Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
11/3 Lancaster, PA @ Freedom Hall
11/4 Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
11/6 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room – Old National Centre
11/7 Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
11/8 Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
11/10 Richmond, VA @ The National
11/12 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
11/13 Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/14 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
11/16 Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
11/17 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
11/18 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
11/20 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
11/21 Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Event Center
11/22 San Diego, CA @ Soma

Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday July 31) and you can buy them here.

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