Reuters is reporting that Amazon is preparing to launch their own, standalone, streaming music service:
The service will be offered at $9.99 per month, in line with major rivals, and it will offer a competitive catalog of songs, the sources said. Amazon is finalizing licenses with labels for the service, which likely will be launched in late summer or early fall, the sources said.
The Washington Post:
The gunman who opened fire inside a crowded nightclub here early Sunday morning, launching a rampage that killed 50 people and injured 53 others in the deadliest shooting spree in the country’s history, had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State before the attack, according to U.S. law enforcement officials.
Over the next few days, if you’re able to give blood, please consider donating.
The Washington Post, reporting on the death of The Voice singer, Christina Grimmie:
“Words cannot begin to describe the pain I am feeling,” Grimmie’s manager, Brian Teefey, said in a statement. “I learned this business through the eyes of a father, and Christina was like a second daughter to me. All I wanted to do was assist her in achieving her musical dreams while protecting her from the pitfalls associated with the business.
Hayley Williams of Paramore joined Chvrches on stage at Bonnaroo to perform “Bury It.”
Boys Night Out’s new song “Obsequiarch” can be streamed below.
It looks like Dustin Albright has left Shai Hulud mid-tour.
Eisley are heading into the studio to record their new album with Will Yip. The full press release can be found below.
Local Natives have released a new video for “Villainy,” and announced that their new album Sunlit Youth will be released on September 9th.
Blink-182 will be playing Bethesda’s E3 this year:
That’s right, the punk rock band famous for “What’s My Age Again” and “All the Small Things” will perform following Bethesda’s E3 showcase on Sunday. It’s part of a post-showcase event called “BE3 Plus” that’s for the showcase’s attendees. In addition to the concert, attendees can check out demos and interviews about the games the company is presenting.
New Found Glory will be releasing a coffee table book called, Stories of a Different Kind, a visual history of the band. Pre-orders are now up and the first 500 sold will be signed.
When New Found Glory first started, a messy photocopied piece of paper was the way in which we would tell people about our shows. Never could we have imagined that such a simple, lost concept would now serve as the visual spark to reignite a lost memory. Stories Of A Different Kind is a storybook, but not a beginning-to-end narrative. It’s a journey through a time period that pre-dates social media: a time that newer fans might not know had existed and older fans can look back on. We are very excited to share it with everyone. You’re just as big of the reason why it exists as we are.
Dikembe’s new song “Fix” can be streamed below.
Weezer have released a new acoustic session on Spotify.
The 1975 just sold out their biggest London gig yet, at the O2, in three hours. Damn.
The Veronicas has released their new single “In My Blood.”
Diarrhea Planet performed “Ain’t a Sin to Win” on Seth Meyers last night.
Lil Dicky has released his new video for “Molly” featuring Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco.
This week’s episode of Encore looks at a lot of the music that’s come out in the past few weeks, specifically: The Hotelier, PUP, Thrice, and Saosin. We also look at the new music from Descendents, Sum 41, Yellowcard, and A Day to Remember. Plus, there’s a nice tangent all about Less Than Jake, because those guys are still somehow not given enough credit for how awesome they are. This is a fun one! We hope you like it.
It’s Friday, finally. Bring on the weekend! If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in our calendar for the week. Hit the quote bubble to access our forums and talk about what came out today, what albums you picked up, and to make mention of anything we may have missed.
Useless ID have released their new song “Land of Idiocracy.”