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15 SONGS FROM FEBRUARY ’15 YOU HAVE TO HEAR

It’s that time again: 15 tracks you HAVE to hear for February 2015…and the accompanying music videos you have to see. This month, we’ve got love, lust, hatred, and more; nothing the “month of Love” cannot handle, right?

Anyway, check out some of these amazing tracks below:

 

1. The Maine – “English Girls”

2. AURORA – “Runaway”

3. Microwave – “Stovall”

4. Fall Out Boy – “Irresistible”

5. Ashlinn Gray – “Battleships”

6. Austin Kolbe – “Lips”

7. Passion Pit – “Lifted Up (1985)”

8. Rory Indiana – “Empiricism”

9. Retox – “Let’s Not Keep In Touch”

10. Taylor Swift – “Style”

11. Echosmith – “Bright”

12. Falling In Reverse – “Just Like You”

13. The Veronicas – “Cruel”

14. Taking Back Sunday – “How I Met Your Mother”

15. Nate Ruess – “Nothing Without Love”

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AJR Move Release of Debut Album ‘Living Room’

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Emerging pop trio AJR announced in a statement to fans today that they are pushing back the release of their full-length debut Living Room. The release was originally scheduled for September 30th and is being moved to February of 2015, allowing the band time to record a batch of brand new songs. While fans wait, the band is readying a five-track Infinity EP that will come out on September 23rd, featuring a new single, Infinity. Read the band’s statement below!

AJR’s hit single, “I’m Ready” has recently been anointed Certified Gold with over 500,000 sold. You can listen to the song below. Originally scheduled for September 30, the release is moving to February 2015 to allow the band time to record a batch of newly written songs that reflect their continued creative development. In the meantime, the band is readying a 5-track Infinity EP for release on September 23 (AJR Productions/Warner Bros. Records) featuring new single “Infinity.” AJR is on the verge of becoming one of the biggest and brightest new bands of 2014 following the success of their hit single “I’m Ready,” which was recently anointed Certified Gold with over 500,000 sold. The band recently performed the song on The Today Show.

 

In a letter to fans, the band explained:

 

AJR Fans,

 

We have a lot of news for you, so we wanted to write you another letter. Over the last few months of touring, we’ve been writing like crazy (a lot of cool innovative stuff) and we have a whole bunch of songs that we want to put on our debut album, Living Room. Unfortunately, we don’t think we’re gonna have enough time to produce all this stuff before the release date, so in the meantime we’re gonna put out a brand new EP! It’s called the ‘Infinity EP’ (yeah, you guessed it, Infinity is our new single), and we’re stoked to show you guys another stage in the development of AJR’s sound. Expect Living Room to drop in February 2015.

Also! We’re gonna be putting out a bunch of new videos (originals and covers and maybe a webisode or 2), so you can look forward to that.

 Finally, we’re going on a HEADLINE TOUR this fall. We will be posting all about the dates and ticket sales over the next few weeks on twitter and facebook…

We can’t wait to see you guys. Sorry about pushing Living Room a little. We really want to get it right. You only get 1 debut album. 🙂 Till next time!
– AJR

 

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We Are The In Crowd Release “Manners” off Upcoming “Weird Kids” Album

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We Are The In Crowd have released another song (“Manners”) off of their upcoming album, Weird Kids, which is set for release on February 18th on Hopeless Records. Fans can stream “Manners” here: http://youtu.be/bXev9NHQgKA and purchase the song on iTunes here:http://bit.ly/1cNjKyt 

Album and bundle pre-orders are now available via Hopeless here: http://hopelessrecords.com/weirdkids/.

Fans can also pre-order the album through Best Buy to receive two exclusive bonus tracks here: http://bit.ly/1dwerSI.

For tickets and more information about We Are The In Crowd’s US + UK Tours: http://www.wearetheincrowd.com/tour.

 

“‘Manners’ is a post-breakup song,” says female lead Tay Jardine. “However, we played mine and Jordan’s vocal parts a bit differently than we usually do. The male vocal (Jordan) plays a strong supporting role with lines in the chorus, ‘I earned my wings teaching guys like you, to keep your mouth shut.” The bridge of the song is also one of my favorite parts – being able to leave a relationship in your past is always progress in moving forward, but leaving it in a song feels so good.”

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July To Perform on Canadian National TV Tomorrow; Announces Tour w/ SayWeCanFly!

Tomorrow morning, July will be performing on Canada’s “Breakfast Television” (a Canadian Good Morning America, if you will). The band will be performing an acoustic rendition of the title track of their debut LP What We Signed Up For, which is available now on TDR Records.

 

Along with that exciting news, July will be heading out on a mini-tour in February with SayWeCanFly. You can find out if the tour is coming to your town by reading below.

2/14/2014 Toronto, ON @ Cage Club
2/15/2014 Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf
2/16/2014 Belleville, ON @ Parkdale Centre
2/18/2014 Oakville, ON @ TB High School
2/19/2014 London, ON @  Norma Jeans
2/20/2014 Burlington, ON @ YMCA
2/21/2014 Waterloo, ON @ Maxwells
2/22/2014 Newmarket, ON @ Jam Spot

 

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VIDEO: Before You Exit Cover Katy Perry’s “Roar”

Before You Exit and Planet Stereo go a LONG way back; the band was one of the first to be featured on the site, including one of my first interviews.

A few years later, Before You Exit have become pretty well known for their craft. Following the February 2013 release of their EP, I Like That, the trio of brothers shows no sign of stopping!

Check out their cover of Katy Perry’s latest smash hit, “Roar.”

 

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