It was a nostalgic pop-punk heavy kind of week.

In this weeks newsletter, I share what new features Ive been working on for the website and talk about my dive back into The Starting Lines catalog. I also share thoughts on some of the new music released this week and go through my usual media diet. Plus, theres a playlist of ten songs I loved. The supporter Q&A post can be foundhere.

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Dashboard Confessionals MTV Unplugged Comes to Streaming

Dashboard ConfessionalsMTV Unpluggedalbum is now available onSpotifyandApple Music.

What do you do when you get the second album from a band that you thought would never record a follow-up? For starters, you can begin by thanking your lucky stars, especially when the sophomore record surpasses your expectations on what the band was capable of putting into existence.High Crimesdelivers all over on the raw, yet incredibly catchy follow-up toThe Damned Thingsdebut,Ironiclast.

High Crimeserupts in chaos and into a wall of sound from the opening notes of Cells, with some sped-up guitars courtesy of Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy) and Scott Ian (Anthrax), and the trademark wail of vocalist Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die). The truck pulsates with the drumming of Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and bassist, Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio). As far as supergroups are concerned, The Damned Things have no shortage of talent in every facet of their attack.

Good Morning America have announced their2019 concert series lineupBlink-182will be performing on July 19th, wanna bet theyll be playing a new song?

The Damned Thingssat down withConsequence of Sound:

When it started so many years ago, and people were saying that is was a supergroup, I didnt like that tag. I didnt like what it implied. I didnt want to just come together and try to sell it because of these names are in it. I wanted it to be a band. So when we kind of split off and went our own ways, and I realized that we werent coming back anytime soon. I was like, Fck, it was what I didnt want it to be. And I realize after that it had become that. And it was exactly what people were framing it out to be. And, fck, I was so mad about it and really hurt that it wasnt happening again and werent doing it again.

The Midnighthave released the new song American Online.

Hot Milkhave released a video for Wide Awake.

American Footballare the guests on the latestKyle Meredith Withpodcast.

Metrichave released a video for Risk.

YouTubefor a third season and will be releasing their original shows free, with ad-supported windows, in the future:

YouTube has ordered a third season ofCobra Kai. But before the Karate Kid sequel returns with more episodes, the streaming video platform is hoping to attract a bigger audience for the show.

On Sept. 11, YouTube will make the first two seasons ofCobra Kaiavailable to watch for free with ads. Episodes of season two will be released weekly. Previously, those seasons were only accessible for people who paid $12 per month for subscription service YouTube Premium.

Real Friendshave released an acoustic version of From the Outside.

Madonnahas released the new song I Rise.

Issueshave shared their new song Tapping Out.

Lots of good stuff out today, including new music fromBad ReligionNew Found Glory, andVampire Weekend. If you hit read more you can see all the releases we have in ourcalendarfor 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.

On the latest edition of Drews Untitled Review Roundup (orDURR), I dive into some of the more underrated emo records of the year plus a surprising addition to the metalcore canon from an unlikely group of musicians. As always, thank you for reading. Enjoy Volume 2 of DURR.

Its funny the way that albums can mark time. How hearing the right songs at the right moment can make them sound likemorethan songs, or how going back to those songs after 10 or 15 or 20 years can reawaken every feeling you had when you first heard them. Its funny, too, how the music that does those things to you might not do anything for anyone else. How something can be an incredibly meaningful and important document of your past, but just sound run-of-the-mill to someone else. Or how, if youd heard an album a decade or a year or six months too early or too late, it might just be a footnote in your musical history rather than a symphony.

No album has ever taken me more by surprise thanThe Dangerous SummersReach for the Sun. I didnt see it coming, and I wasnt looking for it. I had no knowledge of the band or their past work, no clue what they sounded like or what their songs might have to say about my life. I just read a rave review of the album one day on AbsolutePunk and decided to give it a shot. Ten years later, those songs still shoot shivers down my spine and choke me up, because they sound like the cusp of adulthood, and like all the friends and memories Ive left behind in the past decade.

Reach for the Sunhad remarkable timing. Its release date was May 5, 2009, just as spring was bursting into full, glorious bloom. I first heard it on May 3, in the early evening, coming out of old boombox speakers in my bedroom, with the gentle glow of the sunset streaming through my window. The day before, my sister had graduated from college. In another month, Id graduate from high school. My parents and I had driven home, from Ann Arbor to Traverse City, that afternoon. I had a boatload of calculus homework to do and was dreading the evening. AP exams were just days away, and I needed to buckle down and focus. Certainly, I knew I needed a good soundtrack for the study session. So I downloaded this record on the recommendation of a glowing 95 percent review from Blake Solomon and loaded it onto my iPod.

The Color Fredhas released the new song Dont Give Up on Me.

Berwanger(Josh Berwanger of The Anniversary and Radar State) has released a video for his new song Bad Vibrations.

The CuresDisintegrationshow on May 30th at The Sydney Opera House will be streaming live viaFacebookandYouTube.

Jasons weekly thoughts on music, media, and other random stuff. Exclusive for supporters.

Drews Untitled Review Roundup Vol. 2

Drew Beringer is back with Volume 2 of DURR and evaluates 4 of 2019s more overlooked LPs.

Jasons weekly thoughts on music, media, and other random stuff. Exclusive for supporters.

Jasons weekly thoughts on music, media, and other random stuff. Exclusive for supporters.

Drews Untitled Review Roundup Vol. 1

Drew Beringer debuts Drews Untitled Review Roundup and evaluates 6 of 2019s more overlooked LPs.

Adam Grundy reviews the new album from The Damned Things.

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The Dangerous Summer Reach for the Sun

Craig Manning reflects on The Dangerous Summers Reach for the Sun for its 10th anniversary.

Bad Books Announce New Album; Stream Two Songs

Bad Books have returned with all the information about their new album.

The Chorus.fm and logo are now available on various merch items.

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Jason sits down with The Maine to talk about the bands new album and the changing music scene.

Jason Tate and Craig Manning talk about the best albums of 2018.

Jason Tate is joined by Craig Manning to talk about the ten year anniversary of The 59 Sound.

Jason Tate sits down with the lead singer of MxPx to talk about the bands new album.

Jason Tate and Craig Manning talk about the best albums of 2017.

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