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New Video From Here Is Your Temple

Following the success of their debut EP, So High, spot plays at BBC6, glowing reviews, and support slots to Imagine Dragons, Here Is Your Temple are back with their new single, “Equivoke.” The track comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album. The band just released a music video for the track, which was directed by Daniel Takács, Olle Nyman, and Emily MvWilliam, and edited by Isabella Kubitsky Torninger. Check it out below:

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STREAM: Here Is Your Temple – “Equivoke”

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Following the success of their debut EP, So High, with spot plays at BBC6, positive reviews, and support slots for acts like Imagine Dragons, Here Is Your Temple returns with the single, “Equivoke.” The single, described by the band to be a tribute to everyday relationships, appears on the band’s forthcoming debut album. You can stream the track below:

 
“”Est qui (is that), Equivoke, my middle name” starts the song off with a question and a assertion. Reality is partial to the beholder. The text is a reconciliation and a celebration of everyday relations, nothing specific, none the less the one with yourself. In a way the text is a conversation and meant to play down the seriousness of it all assuming we really don’t know anything for sure at all so you might as well get to it. As the sun cooled off I’d jump on my bike and go swimming on my way to the club,” explains the group.
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The Frail Release “Run Life”

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San Francisco’s electric pop force The Frail teamed up with Culture Collide to exclusively premiere a download for their new single, “Run Life,” today. You can stream the song below and download it on CULTURE COLLiDE, here: http://bit.ly/1yGST1S.

The band, comprised of Daniel Lannon (vox/synth), Alex Cohen (bass/synth), Rahi Kumar (guitar/synth), and Chris Chan (drums), is set to play the third annual BottleRock Napa Valley, a three-day music, culinary, wine and brew festival that will take place at the Napa Valley Expo on May 29th, 30th, and 31st. The festival includes headlining artists Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, and Robert Plant.

 Stream “Run Life” below and see more information on BottleRock Napa Valley:

 

The lineup for BottleRock Napa Valley will feature other stellar artists and bands including: The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg, Cage The Elephant, Young the Giant, Gipsy Kings, Capital Cities, AWOLNATION, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Portugal The Man, American Authors, Public Enemy, Trampled By Turtles, Los Lobos, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Echosmith, Brett Dennen, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, Lettuce, Los Amigos Invisibles, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, JJ Grey & Mofro, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Aer, The Mowglis, Courtney Barnett, Kopecky, Big Talk, Tristan Prettyman, People Under the Stairs, Vacationer, The Brothers Comatose, Knox Hamilton, The Last Internationale, Zella Day, Finish Ticket, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Ryan Sims Band, The London Souls, MoonAlice, Grizfolk, Black English, Wild Ones, The Record Company, Kawehi, Emily Wolfe, Afrolicious, Con Brio, Wildlife Control, Sneakout, Transfer, Battle Tapes, The Trims, Fritz Montana, Eagle Wolf Snake, Matt Moon, Sielle, The Iron Heart, The Bad Jones, Silverado Pickups, The Deadlies, grass child, Pion 2 Zion, Walsh, Napa Crossroads Live featuring: David Pack of Ambrosia, John Elefante of Kansas, Bill Champlin formerly of Chicago, Jim Peterik founding member of Survivor. For additional information, please visit www.bottlerocknapavalley.com and join the conversation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@BottleRockNapa, #bottlerock). Purchase tickets here: http://bit.ly/1zx4G3W.

 

 

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X Ambassadors To Appear on Guitar Center Sessions

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Be sure to tune in this Friday, January 9th at 9PM on DIRECTV’s Audience Network (channel 239). The alternative rock quartet X Ambassadors will be appearing on Guitar Center Sessions.

The Brooklyn-based alternative rock outfit released their debut EP, Love Songs Drug Songs, in 2013, followed by their second major label EP, The Reason. The band will be touring in support of the former with Panic! At The Disco and Imagine Dragons.

The band will be performing tracks from the EP on the Guitar Center Session appearance. Below, you can see a behind-the-scenes clip.

 

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Motivation Monday Playlist 2

Looking for a way to amp up your Mondays and get motivated? Check out this Motivation Monday Playlist! We’ve got all the tunes to get you going for the rest of the week and help you hit all the things on your “To Do” list and all of your goals.

 

“It’s Time” – Imagine Dragons

 

“Knock You Out” – Bingo Players

 

“Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys

 

“How Far We’ve Come” – Matchbox Twenty

 

“Fighter” – Christina Aguilera

 

“The Fighter” – Gym Class Heroes ft. Ryan Tedder

 

“I Got You (I Feel Good)” – James Brown

 

“Good Feeling” – Flo Rida

 

“Numb/Encore” – Jay Z & Linkin Park

 

“Run” – The Maine

 

For more, click onto the Motivational Monday page!

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VIDEO: Ryan Star – “Bullet”

After an exciting Labor Day weekend, your playlist is about to get a jolt of is own. Ryan Star just debuted his all new music video for “Bullet” off his latest release Angels + Animals.
 
Check out the video here:
Dubbed the Alt-Rock Frank Ocean, Ryan Star’s music has appeared prominently in films such as P.S. I Love You and hit television shows like The Vampire Diaries, as well as the theme song to Lie To Me. Given his live-show prowess, he’s been tapped to share the stage with many incredible artists, fromImagine Dragons to Bon Jovi to Maroon 5.  Ryan’s 2010 full-length major label debut,11:59, landed at #10 on Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart and #4 on the Tastemakers Chart. In 2012 Ryan’s hit “Stay Awhile” charted Top 30 at Hot AC radio and quickly amassed over 2 million YouTube views.
 
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Vans Warped Tour and idobi Radio Partner For Warped idobi Radio

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The 2014 Vans Warped Tour Presented by Journeys will get a signal boost from idobi Network when the two team-up for all new programming with Warped idobi Radio (WiR).

Entering its 20th year, Vans Warped Tour is America’s longest running concert festival tour, known for introducing the next big artists, from No Doubt to Katy Perry, Blink-182 to All Time Low, My Chemical Romance to Eminem; fans saw them first on Warped.

idobi Network is the ideal partner to Vans Warped Tour. For fifteen years and running, idobi has consistently premiered the next big artists over their online airwaves. From Good Charlotte to Fall Out Boy, Cassadee Pope to Imagine Dragons, idobi has earned a reputation for predicting what’s next in pop-punk and alternative.

If fans see their favorite artists first at Vans Warped Tour and hear them first on idobi Radio, it’s only fitting the two should come together for the ultimate summer mash-up. Warped idobi Radio will kickoff on June 9th 2014 with five original weekly shows, in a coveted two-hour daily afternoon block.

Up first is Music Monday. Various idobi personalities will journey back through the best of nineteen (19) years of Warped. Each Monday features a specific year and will flash fans back to the music and highlights of that summer.

Takeover Tuesdays will get hijacked by WiR’s favorite artists. We Are the In Crowd, The Summer Set, Echosmith, and more will takeover the station to share an inside view of what’s new, what’s next, and what’s Warped.

On Q&A Wednesday fans ask their burning questions via social media, and get the answers—no matter how weird or insightful—they haven’t heard on any other outlet.

Talk in My Shoes (TIMS) Thursday is all about going behind-the-scenes for a walk on the Warped side. The first TIMS guest is not to be missed; Kevin Lyman will get the show rolling on Thursday, June 12th.

Feel Good Fridays give back by encouraging listeners to get involved. Each Friday, WiR will shine the limelight on charities, including Hope for the Day, MusicCares, It Gets Better Project, and many more.

Bookending the weekdays are The Best of Warped Weekend. Saturdays and Sundays feature recaps of the previous week’s programming. WiR will make sure fans never miss a thing.

Music fans, Warped Tour faithful, and idobi lovers, tune-in starting June 9th, 2014 at http://ido.bi/player

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Tegan and Sara To Tour with Katy Perry * Confirmed For Amnesty International’s Benefit at Barclays Center

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Tegan and Sara have been confirmed as direct support for the third leg of Katy Perry’s North American Prismatic Tour, which begins on September 9th in Vancouver, before wrapping up in New Orleans on October 8th.

Tegan and Sara will also be a part of Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home benefit concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on February 5th with The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, The Fray and more.

 

 

The sensational duo will also be part of two upcoming movies, both out this February. Teaming up with The Lonely Island, Tegan & Sara have brought to life “Everything Is Awesome,” the theme song for the forthcoming The LEGO® Moviethe first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, opening in theaters February 7, 2014.

 

Now for the more mature audience, Tegan and Sara perform “Don’t Find Another Love,” will be featured in Universal Pictures’ upcoming feature, Endless Love, a romantic drama starring Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers), directed by Shana Feste (Country Strong). The film hits theatres February 14th, 2014. The previously unreleased track is featured on an impressive indie soundtrack, which also features NONONO, The Bird and The Bee featuring Matt Berninger, Guards, Echosmith, and Tanlines.

 

A full list of upcoming tour dates is below. They will be joining Paramore’s fan-cruise in March as part of Parahoy!, as well as join Katy Perry on the latter leg of her tour through September to October. The girls are also confirmed for Big Guava Music Festival in Tampa, FL, Hangout Music Fest, Suburbia Music Festival, and Firefly Festival in Dover, DE this summer. More tour news coming soon. 

 
Confirmed Tegan & Sara Tour Dates:
02/05          Amnesty International’s Bringing Human Rights Home – Brooklyn, NY
02/07          Cleveland Masonic Auditorium – Cleveland, OH
03/07          Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/08          Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/09          Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/10          Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/11          Parahoy – Berry Islands, Bahamas
03/14          Coliseo De Puerto Rico – San Juan, PR
04/05          Club Skirts Dinah Shore – Palm Springs, CA
05/02-04    Big Guava Music Festival – Tampa, FL
05/03-04    Suburbia Music Festival – Plano, TX
05/16/18    Hangout Music Fest – Gulf Shores, AL
06/19-21    Firefly Festival – Dover, DE
09/09          Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC*
09/12          Moda Center – Portland, OR*
09/13          Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA*
09/16          Honda Center – Anaheim, CA*
09/19          STAPLES Center – Los Angeles, CA*
09/22          SAP Center – San Jose, CA*
09/25          Jobing.com Arena – Glendale, AZ*
09/26          MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV*
09/29          EnergySolutions Arena – Salt lake City, UT*
09/30          Pepsi Center – Denver, CO*
10/02          American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX*
10/05          FedEx Forum – Memphis, TN*
10/06          BOK Center – Tulsa, OK*
10/08          New Orleans Arena – New Orleans, LA*
*Prismatic Tour w/ Katy Perry
 
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Top 13 of 2013!

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2013 is coming to a close, and it’s been an incredible year music-wise. There have been some fantastic releases that, while very difficult to pick, stand above the rest. As you prepare to say goodbye to this year, and start a new chapter in 2014, here are Planet Stereo’s Top 13 albums and singles that have come out.

 

Albums: (in no particular order)

1) The Maine – Forever Halloween: As someone who loves The Maine, I am slightly biased; I think all of their albums are brilliantly put together, but Forever Halloween really showcases the band taking a brand new, somewhat darker direction, and it is extremely well-done.

2) Fall Out Boy – Save Rock and Roll: The band’s first album following their seemingly-eternal hiatus. With guest appearances that leave most artists green with envy, catchy tracks that make you want to play the album over and over, accompanied by a progressive story in each music video, it seems that Fall Out Boy cannot be beat.

3) All Time Low – Don’t Panic: It’s Longer!: Obviously, this is just an extended version of the band’s 2012 album, Don’t Panic!, but I couldn’t resist. The new songs on this bonus edition make it feel like a brand new album, and it’s fun learning new lyrics. All Time Low have progressed as a group, and this album makes that evident.

4) The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation: The surprisingly raw new album from an band I cannot say enough about. It’s extremely blunt, not shying away from depicting the true ugly in life.

5) Sara Bareilles – The Blessed Unrest: With her signature melodic flourish, Sara is a powerhouse both vocally and as a pianist. It’s a bit more adventurous than its predecessor, but allows listeners to see another side of the songwriter. No wonder it’s been nominated for Album of The Year!

6) Paramore – Paramore: A fresh start for the band with their self-titled release. There’s a distinct new attitude meddled in with the signature flare that has made Paramore so famous.

7) Frank Turner – Tape Deck Heart: Another amazing addition to a wonderful artist’s discography. If you want to hear an album with spirit, that truly captures the thinking in every human, this is it.

8) Lady Antebellum – Golden: I’ll let you in on a not-so-secret-secret: I love country music, and am a huge Lady A fan. Golden is one of my favorite releases of 2013, because every song has an undeniable soul to it. So well-made!

9) Sleeping With Sirens – Feel: Showing off their songwriting chops, Sleeping With Sirens wowed everyone with this incredible album, with some spectacular guest appearances.

10) Hands Like Houses – Unimagine: Not only do they make incredible shirts, but they also make pretty spectacular albums. Unimagine is a finely crafted collection of music, setting itself apart from the other releases of 2013.

11) Panic! At The Disco – Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! This album may have launched Panic! At The Disco into the Top 40’s, but never fear! The signature style is still very much alive, with frontman Brendan Urie’s vocals shining through beautifully as always.

12) Cassadee Pope – Frame By Frame: Following her win on NBC’s The Voice, Cassadee Pope (previously of Hey Monday) released her debut solo album. The country-pop songstress left many in awe with Frame By Frame, a fantastic album filled with one catchy track after another.

13) Papermoons – No Love: I reviewed this album for Infectious Magazine and I have to say, it may be one of the best albums I have reviewed in a long time. It’s beautifully written, brilliantly executed, and a perfect addition to anyone’s iTunes.

 

Honorable Mentions: Michael Buble`’s To Be Loved, Blessthefall’s Hollow Bodies, The 1975’s The 1975, Mayday Parade’s Monsters In The Closet, Cartel’s Collider, Silverstein’s This Is How The Wind Shifts, David Bowie’s The Next Day, and James Blake’s Overgrown.

 

Singles(in no particular order)

1) All Time Low – “Love Like War (ft. Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil)”: 

2) Fall Out Boy – “Save Rock and Roll”: 

3) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – “White Walls” :

4) The Maine – “Raining In Paris”:

5) Panic! At The Disco – “This Is Gospel”:

6) Sleeping With Sirens – “Congratulations”:

7) Justin Timberlake – “Mirrors”: 

8) Sara Bareilles – “Brave”: 

9) Cassadee Pope – “Wasting All These Tears”: 

10) Imagine Dragons – “Demons”: 

11) Hunter Hayes – “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me”: 

12) Michael Buble` – “It’s a Beautiful Day”: 

13) Maroon 5 – “Love Somebody”: 

 

So many amazing singles and wonderful videos, it was a difficult list to compile this year!

 

Happy New Year everyone! 🙂

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