Stream Braid’s “No Coast”

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Midwestern emo rockers Braid will release their first full length album in 16 years on July 8, and you can now stream the album via NPR.

I’m really loving the album so far. Standout tracks include anthemic, emotion fueled numbers like “Bang!” and the title track, the power pop driven “East End Hollows” and the slower, more somber closing track “This Is Not A Revolution.”

Head to NPR and stream the album before purchasing it on 7/8.

You Blew It! “My Name Is Jonas” (Weezer cover)

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In anticipation of their Weezer tribute EP, “You Blue It,” Florida emo rockers You Blew It! are now streaming their cover of “My Name Is Jonas.” It’s a pretty straightforward cover that’s true to the original and packs just as powerful of a punch.

Frontman Tanner Jones had this to say about covering one of this iconic band’s most memorable songs:

To say that My Name Is Jonas is an imperfect song would be the biggest lie of all time and is probably the easiest way to out yourself as a clear poseur. This made covering it very tough. After hours of pulling our hair out, we realized that altering it just for the sake of change might be borderline sacrilegious. For good conscience, we decided to keep the song as is, and bow our heads in respect for a song that begs nothing but tribute.” (via USA Today)

If you’re looking for an instant shot of nostalgia, stream the song here via USA

Prawn- “Thalassa”

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I was going to try to write this without using the term “emo-revival…” Oops. Sorry, I guess I just couldn’t help myself. But seriously, if you’re into that whole scene or whatever, I highly recommend checking out Prawn’s latest song, “Thalassa,” from their upcoming album, Kingfisher (out Aug 12). The jangly, somewhat more poppy quality of this particular song, and the vibrant horn section that so nicely highlights it, bring to mind a more upbeat, balls to the wall version of American Football.

Stream “Thalassa” here, via Noisey, and get psyched about the new LP.

Slow Magic- “Girls”

Masked Producer Slow Magic is about to release a follow up to his 2012 debut, “Triangle.” The first single from the upcoming album, “Girls,” is now available to stream on Soundcloud. The song is built from a loop and has a pulsating, shimmering, intriguingly catchy quality that reminds me a bit of Odesza.

If you like Odesza or other similar electronic artists such as Flume, Chrome Sparks, or even Phantogram, you’ll want to check this out.

Jimmy Eat World Announce “Futures” Ten Year Tour

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Jimmy Eat World just announced a Fall US tour to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their album “Futures.” Double LP reissues of “Futures,” “Clarity” and “Static Prevails” and T-shirt/vinyl bundles will also be available at http://shop.jimmyeatworld.com

Fall Tour Dates:

10/2 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater – http://ticketf.ly/1nA2bTx

10/3 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades – http://bit.ly/1llJnL8

10/4 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Opera – http://tktwb.tw/T4pw7D

10/7 Denver, CO – Ogden Theater – http://bit.ly/1nA2rSC

10/10 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s – http://ticketf.ly/1mh0gqg

10/11 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theater – http://ticketf.ly/1jaqPsx

10/12 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s – http://bit.ly/T4pJHR

10/13 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall – http://bit.ly/1sAL9wI

10/15 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club – http://ticketf.ly/1iADgD2

10/16 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater – http://bit.ly/T4pTig

10/17 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theater – http://bit.ly/1sALuiS

10/18 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – http://bit.ly/1pwzbyw

10/20 Westbury, NY – Space at Westbury Hall – http://bit.ly/1nZfJeu

10/21 Norfolk, VA – The Norva – http://bit.ly/UDn1KV

10/22 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz – http://bit.ly/TqraRh

You Blew It- “Surf Wax America” (Weezer cover)

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“Surf Wax America” was one of my favorite songs in middle school, and I, like so many others, listened to the Blue Album like it was my full time job during my early teenage years. So needless to say, I was stoked to see that one of my new favorite bands, You Blew It! are releasing a Blue Album tribute EP called “You Blue It.”

Frontman Tanner Jones had this to say about why they chose “Surf Wax America” as one of the covers for the EP:

We chose “Surf Wax” because it’s a really great song, plain and simple. We didn’t want to do singles from the record, and luckily “Surf Wax” is one of those cuts that could have held its own as one, but seemed untouched enough to allow a fresh perspective on it. Not that we or any other band could, but we really didn’t want to try and out-do Weezer. Our goal was to add our touch to Blue, but first and foremost, we wanted pay tribute to the songs themselves in the most respectful way possible. “Surf Wax” is a great example of that I think.” (via Stereogum)

The EP will be released on 8/12 via Topshelf. Pre-order it here.