Jury rules that Apple did not intentionally delete non-iTunes songs

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A jury has ruled in favor of Apple, in a class-action lawsuit that found lawyers accusing the company of deleting non-iTunes tracks off of user’s iPods. The eight person jury came to an unanimous decision after only three hours of deliberation, after taking nearly 10 years for plaintiff’s to bring the case to trial. You can read more over at Alternative Press.

Steve Tambone, drummer of River City Extension has passed away

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Steve Tambone, the drummer of River City Extension, has passed away. You can read a statement from the band below or at their Tumblr

. We are deeply saddened to share the news that our brother and drummer Steve Tambone has passed away.

A boundlessly talented musician with a heart of gold, he could fill a room with smiles and uncontrollable laughter at the drop of a hat if he wanted to, and just as easily fill it with awe at the inconceivable things he could make a drum set say. He was a top-tier multi-instrumentalist with perfect pitch (we tested him) who could always somehow find deep reserves of “chops” on anything he touched, from guitar, piano, and bass to his well-honed mastery of the trombone (Plus, Meghan can vouch for that night on tour he picked up her viola and started playing “Elephant” like he was a First Chair, never having touched the instrument). Through knowing him and having him become a part of our family, we found out things about ourselves and about music that we could have never perceived without his endlessly positive outlook on life and all that music meant to him. We are forever changed for the better for knowing him, and he will live on in everything that we do for the rest of our lives. Our love right now belongs to his family in their time of mourning.

– The River City Extension Family

HeartSupport launches UniteTheScene campaign

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HeartSupport is an organization that looks to support those in the music scene who are going through struggles or a hard time. The organization has started a campaign called #UniteTheScene so that awareness and money can be raised to support the cause. You can watch the video introducing HeartSupport here, or if you are interested in making a donation you can do so here.

Laura Marling to release new album

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Laura Marling will release her new album Short Movie on March 23rd. You can see a track listing below and a video for the albums title track here.

01) Warrior
02) False Hope
03) I Feel Your Love
04) Walk Alone
05) Strange
06) Don’t Let Me Bring You Down
07) Easy
08) Gurdjieff’s Daughter
09) Divine
10) How Can I
11) Howl At The Moon
12) Short Movie
13) Worship

Austin Jones announces tour

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Austin Jones, 7 Minutes In Heaven, The Resolution, and The Millenium are going on a nine date tour in January called the “Cold Kids and Campfires” tour across the Midwest. You can find the dates below.

1/9 – Flint, MI @ Flint Local 432
1/10 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
1/11 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
1/12 – Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
1/13 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
1/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
1/15 – Lacrosse, WI @ The Root Note
1/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
1/18 – Chicago, IL @ Fitz Spare Keys

Moving To Ashbury: What Happened To Rock ‘N’ Roll

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What Happened To Rock ‘N’ Roll, the new album from Swedish pop punk band Moving To Ashbury is a catchy, fun, and energetic album that is reminiscent of California punk act No Use For A Name, with pop stylings that reflect the bands radio friendly nature. The album opens with “Time To Let Go” a laid back rock and roll tune that perfectly represents the sound and style the band is going for on their latest release. While the recording has a rough sound, the band plays well, and even if you aren’t a fan of punk rock, you will still find something to enjoy from Moving To Ashbury, as their addicting songs won’t have a hard time getting stuck in your head. When listening to “Time” it is obvious that the band wants to get back to the roots of punk rock, and keep with the punk attitude, even though at times the group veers towards pop. The album’s next track “Go Off The Grid” dives into the punk attitude even further as the band plays with a fast urgency that is a staple of the genre. Still sounding like No Use For A Name, Moving To Ashbury still carves out their own identity, while still sticking to a style that is fun and rollicking.

“Pushing Boundaries” is not only the title of the next track, but an accurate description of what the band does throughout the song. On this tune, they push the envelope so that they don’t pigeonhole themselves as being just a punk act by writing a song that sounds ready for something more than a small club. Sounding big and explosive, Moving To Ashbury broadens their horizons to make them an even stronger band than they were at the beginning of the record. The next song on Rock ‘N’ Roll is “Your Last Song” which sounds heavily influenced by Slick Shoes with their polished and pop influenced style, which will inspire concertgoers to sing and mosh along with the band as they pull each listener into the music. What Happened To Rock ‘N’ Roll closes with “Untitled”, an acoustic song that is a nice change from the lively feeling of the records previous tunes. While this track would have been a nice bridge for the middle of the album, by ending the record with an acoustic song, a different picture is painted for the listeners who may believe that the band was only comfortable playing one style of music. Beautiful and calming, “Untitled” is a great album closer, and recording an acoustic album would be a great idea for the band as they sound wonderful when they have a stripped down feel. As the band heads towards the future, fans will have much to look forward to as Moving To Ashbury’s music is strong, memorable, and fresh.

Of Mice and Men to reissue their third album Restoring The Force

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Of Mice and Men will be reissuing their third album Restoring The Force and renaming it Restoring The Force: Full Circle. The new album will include all songs found on the original album, plus three new songs and an acoustic version of “Feels Like Forever.” It will be released on February 24th. You can see a track listing below. Pre-orders are happening now over at the bands official site.

1.”Public Service Announcement”
2.”Feels Like Forever”
3.”Bones Exposed”
4.”Would You Still Be There”
5.”Glass Hearts”
6.”Another You”
7.”Break Free”
8.”You Make Me Sick”
9.”Identity Disorder”
10.”You’re Not Alone”
11.”Space Enough to Grow”
12.”Broken Generation”
13.”Something To Hide”
14.”Never Giving Up”
15.”Feels Like Forever” (Acoustic Version)

You, Me, and Everyone We Know sign with new label, announce new EP

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You, Me, and Everyone We Know have signed to new Nashville independent label South By Sea Music. In addition to their label signing, they have also announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled Dogged which will be on March 17th, 2015. A press release and track listing can be found below and an EP teaser can be found here.

In 2011, YMAEWK frontman Ben Liebsch’s struggled with addiction and mental instabilities that cost him his bandmates and damn near his life. After a humbling dose of reality, some serious introspection and years of sobriety he’s emerged revitalized with new found clarity and ready to embrace the life of a full-time musician and all of the responsibilities it entails.

“Almost four years ago, the band fell apart at the hands of my drinking and mental issues,” Liebsch admits. “Too many times for me to count, I had been less of a man than I planned. Since all that, I came back to Baltimore and did what one does when you don’t have a van to live in anymore. I went home and moved back in with my mom, got a job and started working. The last three years have been me trying everyday to be a good person, live a little less in the grey and to get back on my feet and get back up, as far as the band is concerned.”

Today, Liebsch is nearly four years sober and ready to rebuild You Me And Everyone We Know. Up first is a new EP, entitled Dogged, which is slated for release on March 17th, through a new partnership with South By Sea Music.

“I have a hunger for groundwork and grassroots growth and I believe resting on one’s laurels is the quickest route to stagnation,” says Liebsch. “Everyone at South By Sea has a resume that they could easily cruise on if they so chose, but they opted for the latter: building something new. Each individual’s years of experience along with their collective work ethic and eagerness to do the harder, right, and ultimately more satisfying thing made the decision to trust this label with my livelihood a lot easier.”

“I don’t use the word “honored” lightly, and I can say, with absolute conviction, that South By Sea Music; as a label and as music lovers, are truly honored to get to be a part of exposing this new release from You, Me and Everyone We Know to the world,” adds South By Sea Music A&R rep Dave Conway.

Additional details of the upcoming EP, as well as pre-order information will be announced in the coming weeks. Follow the band at ymaewk.com for further updates.

1. Raise Them Bones
2. Does It Amaze Thee?
3. I’d Rather Be Sleeping
4. Eat My Hands
5. Brooks Was Here
6. A Pleasant Bummer