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Stream Halfnoise's new album before it's out

You owe yourself the 34 minutes it will take to have a sneaky preview of Halfnoise's second full-length album, Sudden Feeling, streaming now on Billboard.com.

“My hope is that people take the 34 or so minutes to listen to the entire album because I feel like you don't get the whole picture from just one song.”

The album's out Friday, and you can pre-order it on iTunes here.

BONUS: Check out the music video for "Telephone" right here:

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Twenty One Pilots land in the record books

Twenty One Pilots is adding their name to the record books.

This week they became just the third rock band in history to have two songs in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time!

“Heathens” and “Ride” are the songs at the top of the charts right now, and you can check them both out below (in case you've somehow managed to go this long without hearing them!)

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MUSIC VIDEO: Relient K - Mountaintops

Relient K has debuted the first music video for a song from their latest album. The video for “Mountaintop” involves explosions, killer bats and other shenanigans - so it's basically the best music video you could watch today.

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Britt Nicole Announces Self-Titled Album

Britt Nicole was featured in People Magazine yesterday, revealing some of the story behind her new self-titled album out in October.

"I especially have a heart for those who feel alone, hurt and lost, looking for hope. I write from my own experiences and from the stories I've heard from fans. My goal in writing is always to be authentic and vulnerable in hopes that the song will connect with someone who may be going through the same thing."

You can read the full write-up here, and check out the album trailer below.

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Halfnoise's new album is out THIS WEEK

Pre-orders are live for Halfnoise's (aka Zac Farro's) new album In The Summer - out on Friday.

This guy has been pretty busy the last little while, not only working on his own album, but he's also been back in the studio with Paramore (the band he left in 2010), helping with THEIR new album.

He was recently interview on Billboards Alt In Our Stars podcast:

"It’s a second chance. I’m so thankful that I’m playing on [Paramore's] album, but that wasn’t what was important to me at the beginning. What was important was mending those friendships… Hayley and Taylor have become really good friends of mine again and they’re super supportive of my stuff.”

 

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Remedy Drive release "Hope's Not Giving Up"

Remedy Drive have released Hope's Not Giving Up, their 11th studio album, featuring new arrangements of some of their biggest songs over the last 10 years.

David and Philip Zach re-united for a second Remedy Drive album with Corey Horn, who's been with the band for six years now, on bass and backing vocals. Some friends of the band joined in the studio as well. Casey Moore of Leeland added some guitars and Tim Buell added his rhythms on the drums.

Frontman and songwriter David Zach says:

"I'm excited that the new recordings of these songs will continue to be the soundtrack of hope in our lives, especially at a time when hope is scarce. Hope continues to dig through the rubble of broken dreams and lost opportunity. Hope whispers in the debris of war and exile, 'don't give up.' We still need a renewed hope at 110 dB in 2016 and that's what I want this album to be."

 

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Mutemath write nice notes to Twenty One Pilots after touring together

Twenty One Pilots have completed the first North American leg of their massive Emotional Roadshow Tour, and both Mutemath and Fueled By Ramen labelmates Chef'Special served as supporting acts.

Each member of Mutemath has shared open notes and letters to TOP now the the run has come to an end. Frontman Paul Meany tells a story involving himself, Tyler Joseph and Switchfoot's Jon Foreman exchanging phones and listening to each other's voice memos—which are filled with potential song ideas.

You can read all of what they had to say ontheir tumblr.

PS To support the people of their hometown of Lousiana after significant flooding these last few weeks, the Mutemath guys are offering a special remix of "Stressed Out" for 'donate to download'. You can get that here.

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Jamie Grace no longer with Gotee Records

Jamie Grace announced today she is no longer signed with Gotee Records. 

The 24-year-old singer posted several paragraphs via social media indicating that she has returned to life as an independent artist, at least for now, and promised new music and tours soon. 

"I am very excited to say that I have been working on new music and will be touring and releasing new music very soon," she wrote. "However, while I am grateful for how my platform as an artist was expanded while on Gotee Records, the steps I take in the future will not be as artist on that label."

Her sister, fellow artist and WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS nominee Morgan Harper Nichols, also has left the label, and published a similar set of Twitter posts.

The news comes on the heels of a recent string of Twitter messages Jamie Grace posted, hinting at rough times with the TobyMac-founded label, indicating she hadn't been able to release the new music she'd written, and was feeling "broken and hurt." 

She said she'd seriously considered retiring, but an outpouring of fan support and her recent appearance with Adele onstage, gave the "Hold Me" singer a much-needed boost of positivity.

Gotee Records put out an official statement about their now-former artists, stating: "Gotee Records has released Jamie Grace and Morgan Harper Nichols from their future recording commitments to the label. The decision was made jointly with the girls’ management upon the shared belief that a continued partnership would not be in the best interests of either the label or the artists. The separation is amicable, and we at Gotee sincerely wish both Jamie and Morgan the very best in their future endeavors."

Moving forward, Jamie Grace says she's excited to return to an artistry that more represents her beginnings as an independent, social media-driven artist.

"Jamie Grace right now is the same Jamie Grace who signed up at YouTube ten years ago to make people smile," she wrote. "To bring people joy. To encourage people. All because I found the love of Jesus and desperately needed to share it."

In addition to new music, Jamie Grace pointed to new books, ministry opportunities, and films (and "all else the Lord puts on my heart") on the horizon, and that in all those things, she says she'll strive to "tell the world about the joy I found in Jesus Christ."

She encouraged fans to join her newsletter at jamiegrace.com to keep up with this new chapter, and for more information on her forthcoming third studio album.

From: NewReleaseToday.com 

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