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North by Northeast 2013

posted June 11, 2013, 3:09 pm by ROCKthusiast | Filed Under Festivals | comment Leave a Comment


The ROCKthusiast Gilles LeBlanc is back for another year of North by Northeast craziness. He’s grabbed his earplugs and is heading downtown to the Big Smoke of Toronto to file incisive and informative field reports over the next few days. If you’re one of the hundreds of thousands attending NXNE, hopefully they’ll act as a ship’s wheel of sorts for who to see among the sea of bands that will be flooding the city. Be sure to wear your rubbers!

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Artist Update: Chiodos

posted June 11, 2013, 12:40 pm by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Music News | comment Leave a Comment

Great news from the Chiodos camp

Razor & Tie is thrilled to announce the addition of influential post-hardcore giants Chiodos to its worldwide label roster. The band is currently well into the writing process of their forthcoming new studio album which will be released through a newly created band label imprint via Razor & Tie.

The new music sees founding members Bradley Bell, Pat Mcmanaman, Derrick Frost, and Matt Goddard reunited with charismatic founding front man, Craig Owens and also introduces fans to the band’s newest member, guitarist Thomas Erak (formerly from The Fall Of Troy).

As previously announced, the band will perform on the main stage on the Van’s Warped Tour (tour dates below). Read more

On The Verge: The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson)

posted June 11, 2013, 11:23 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Editorial, Video | comment 1 Comment

“The Aquarium” by one-of-a-kind duo The Uncluded (Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson). “The Aquarium” is the second single from The Uncluded’s debut album Hokey Fright, recently released via Rhymesayers. Watch the darkly comic video featuring numerous aquariums and sea-creatures at the links below:

The Uncluded are rapper Aesop Rock and singer-songwriter Kimya Dawson, and Hokey Frightis the duo’s first collaboration album; all 16 tracks were written, performed, and recorded entirely by Aesop and Kimya, except for one guest drum appearance by James McNew of Yo La Tengo on “Delicate Cycle.” Purchase the album via the links below:
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Contest: Win Win with Dead Bolt Wine! (closed)

posted June 11, 2013, 10:23 am by ROCKthusiast | Filed Under Contest | comment Leave a Comment

Dead Bolt are the new kids on the wine rack block and want to help mold and promote emerging indie and alternative rock musicians while establishing its own brand. In case you needed a reminder, Music Emissions is all about discovering new sounds and artists, which is why we’re psyched to be involved with Dead Bolt Wine and their #BreakIntoIt campaign.

Contest Rules*

- Go ‘Like’ Dead Bolt’s Facebook page
- Tweet @musicemissions your favorite artist. Make sure you use the #BreakIntoIt hashtag in order to be eligible! Feel free to include their Twitter handle (either @TheWinterSounds, @kinkador or @oxymorrons)

Win $100 to check out any concert or event you want, presented by Dead Bolt wine.

*One Music Emissions Reader will receive $100 Gift Card on behalf of EDGE, Dead Bolts promotion partner, to StubHub.

The Dead Bolt top vote-getter band will win $1,000 as a result of your choices. So to facilitate your decision, we’ve included videos from all three contenders below.

We will announce a contest winner, June 21, 2013. Good luck – To the three talented bands and to our great Music Emissions readers!
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Artist Update: The Civil Wars

posted June 11, 2013, 9:40 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Music News, Releases | comment Leave a Comment

The Civil Wars




The Civil Wars’ highly anticipated sophomore self-titled album will be released August 6 on Sensibility Music/Columbia Records. This is the follow up to the three-time Grammy Award-winning duo’s acclaimed debut, Barton Hollow, which is now certified RIAA Gold in the U.S. In advance of the release, the album’s first single, “The One That Got Away,” is now available to stream and purchase. The album is also now available to pre-order. Read more

Interview: Jarren Benton

posted June 11, 2013, 8:35 am by Carlita | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Interviews | comment Leave a Comment


Attracting eyeballs and comments from fans and haters alike over the past few months for his offbeat humor, love of gory, violent imagery, attention-grabbing cover art, theatrical over-the-top stage shows, Jarren Benton’s been hard to ignore. Funk Volume’s (who’s developed quite the crew rivaling others now) resident ATLien has developed quite a rep, dropping three mixtapes including hilariously-titled Huffing Glue with Hasselhoff and Freebasing with Kevin Bacon. Without hearing a sound, it is guaranteed, just for having the balls to do that, you’d want to speak to this artist, period. Personally appreciating artists who don’t take themselves too seriously yet are willing to be controversial, rep their hometown and pay homage to hip-hop legends that came before, I suspect Jarren’s new album dropping today, My Grandma’s Basement will be in my headphones starting….now. Read more

Exploring the Jovial Jubilee (Fest)

posted June 10, 2013, 11:03 am by Carlita | Filed Under Editorial, Festivals, General Interest, Live Show Reviews | comment Leave a Comment


Experiencing another action-packed weekend in the City of Angels, I kicked off last Friday night attending the Jubilee Music & Arts Festival. Moved from its original location in SilverLake, the festival’s ambiance in its main location was quite different- cult-like, underground (like a secret society) and badass right next to the Sixth Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles. I arrived after dark to an industrial area full of warehouses, booming rock music and a carnival-like atmosphere that greeted me there. Read more

Press Release Roundup: June 10, 2013

posted June 10, 2013, 8:14 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Music News, Press Release Roundup | comment Leave a Comment

Music journalists like myself get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, I will compile a list of some of the most intriguing things to come across my virtual desk the week before. Read more

Sunday’s Best: Vampire Weekend

posted June 9, 2013, 12:43 am by nlathy | Filed Under Sunday's Best | comment 1 Comment

Every Sunday, we poll you to find out your favorite album of particular indie legend. This week we’re looking at Vampire Weekend. Select your favorite:

What is your favorite Vampire Weekend album?

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Slaughterday – 6 Month Awards of 2013

posted June 8, 2013, 2:13 am by SolitaryMan | Filed Under Music News | comment 3 Comments


Yes, in case nobody notices, we’re already halfway through another exciting year in the world of metal. Outside of metal, I hear tell the year is also halfway done, but I cannot confirm or deny those reports. Since plenty has transpired already, I think the time is ripe for some awards from the Slaughterday Selection Committee (aka myself). Read more

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