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WATCH: Enter Shikari, “Hoodwinker” Alternative Electronica Metal News Post-hardcore Rock 

WATCH: Enter Shikari, “Hoodwinker”

Though they only just announced they are set to record a follow-up to The Mindsweep, Enter Shikari have some fresh material at the ready. A new single has dropped. The new track is titled “Hoodwinker,” and a music video premiered with the single. The clip features the band at sea as the heavy, catchy, genre-bending tune plays in the background. It is definitely a fun listen, and shows a heavier side of Shikari. Check it out after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival Announces 2017 Dates Alternative Electronica Features Folk Hardcore Indie Metal News Pop Pop Punk Post-hardcore Rock Singer/Songwriter 

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Announces 2017 Dates

McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Arizona’s only 100% non-profit festival, has officially announced their 2017 dates! While the festival lineup has yet to be announced, many festival goers purchase their tickets well in advance to ensure admission. Past lineups include Kid Cudi, Beck, The Avett Brothers, Porter Robinson, Luna Aura, and more. Stay tuned to their website for announcements and more information and check out the video after the jump to get a taste of what you can expect at this event.

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INTERVIEW: VanLadyLove Alternative Electronica Features Indie Interviews Pop Pop Punk Rock 

INTERVIEW: VanLadyLove

Given their irresistibly intergalactic hybrid of rock and electronic music, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find out VanLadyLove actually arrived on earth from a different planet… However, it turns out the trio—Travis Van Hoff (Lead Vocals, Keys, Guitar), Steele Saldutti (Bass, Ableton), and Jordan Clark (Keys, Guitar)—call Utah home. Since their 2012 formation, a string of undeniable songs has fueled the group’s rapid rise from local prominence to national buzz. Along the way, they scored an impressive total of six high-profile placements on TLC in addition to a cameo…

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WATCH: Against The Current and Tyler Carter (Issues), “Cold Water (Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MØ Cover)” Alternative Electronica News Rock 

WATCH: Against The Current and Tyler Carter (Issues), “Cold Water (Major Lazer/Justin Bieber/MØ Cover)”

Major Lazer‘s “Cold Water” is taking over the airwaves, thanks to its superstar guest vocalists Justin Bieber and MØ. It is an undeniably catchy tune, so much so that even rockers are loving it! Against The Current and Issues frontman Tyler Carter teamed up to release their own rendition of the track. Rather than keep things EDM-based, the cover is a more stripped down vibe complete with acoustic guitars. It works very well: ATC vocalist Chrissy Constanza and Carter sound excellent together and really give the song a new and improved…

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WATCH: Andy Black, “Ribcage” Alternative Electronica News Pop Rock 

WATCH: Andy Black, “Ribcage”

Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides recently unveiled his solo project, Andy Black, for the masses. He released a debut album, The Shadow Side, May 6. Biersack unveiled a video for the single “We Don’t Have To Dance,” and has now given the music video treatment to another single. Biersack premiered a clip for the Andy Black tune “Ribcage.” It is filled with close and personal live footage shots, and detailed looks at Biersack’s life on the road. The video was shot during his recent headlining tour supporting The Shadow Side. Check it out…

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WATCH: Lynn Gunn (PVRIS) Joins Tonight Alive on Stage at Warped Tour Alternative Electronica News Pop Rock 

WATCH: Lynn Gunn (PVRIS) Joins Tonight Alive on Stage at Warped Tour

The Vans Warped Tour is often a place for some of the scene’s biggest heavy hitters to collaborate and visit each other’s sets. In one epic display of girl power, PVRIS and Tonight Alive joined forces. During the Hartford, Connecticut date of Warped (PVRIS’ only date on the tour), PVRIS vocalist Lynn Gunn joined Tonight Alive on stage for their song “Lonely Girl.” Check out a video of the performance from Facebook fan page PVRIS Daily after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here (Tonight Alive) and here…

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PVRIS Added To Warped Tour Date Electronica News Pop Rock 

PVRIS Added To Warped Tour Date

If any fans of PVRIS are very sad the trio are not performing on the Vans Warped Tour, there’s some good and bad news. The good: they actually will be hitting the stage during this year’s festival! The not-so-good: only one lucky city gets to host the group. PVRIS have officially been added to the Hartford, Connecticut date of the festival. This will be the only date the group will play this summer, so head on down if you are in the are! Check out their tweet about the news…

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Death Spells Return, Make Tour and Album Announcements Alternative Electronica Hardcore News 

Death Spells Return, Make Tour and Album Announcements

After some radio silence, Death Spells will be back on everyone’s radar. The electronic hardcore project featuring Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance, FrnkIero andthe Cellebration) and James Dewees (Reggie And The Full Effect) will be releasing plenty of cool stuff this summer. In addition to announcing some touring in Europe and the U.S., the group promised on Instagram that a new album will be dropping in July. Exciting stuff! Check out their Instagram post after the jump! You can purchase a concert ticket here!

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STREAM: twenty one pilots “Heathens” Alternative Electronica Indie News Pop Punk 

STREAM: twenty one pilots “Heathens”

twenty one pilots released a long-awaited song titled “Heathens.” The song is slow, eerie, and just like their previous radio hits. “Heathens” is the first single off Suicide Squad: The Album. The soundtrack will be released on August 5 through Atlantic Records. The movie will hit theaters on the same day. Check out the new song, below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. The band’s fourth studio album, Blurryface, was released last May. The Fueled By Ramen release won a Billboard Music Award…

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Boston Calling Closes Out Day 3 With The Front Bottoms, Janelle Monae, HAIM Alternative Electronica Folk Indie Live Reviews News Pop Pop Punk Reviews Singer/Songwriter 

Boston Calling Closes Out Day 3 With The Front Bottoms, Janelle Monae, HAIM

With Saturday’s crazy hot temps out of the way, Boston proves that if you don’t like the weather, just wait a day and it’s bound to change. In the case of this weekend, it’s gone from a sweltering 90 degrees Saturday to a cool, cloudy 57 on Sunday. Despite the welcome cool down, the plaza looks a little sparser than it did the night before—but it’s not for the lack of talent. In fact, it might be more a case of too much talent, too diversely spread. Let me explain.

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