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Jason Tate on 10/31/14 - 10:00 AM
The Ghost Inside have come a long way since I first saw them on Bring Me The Horizon's Suicide Season U.S. Headlining tour in 2008, and since then I've been a huge fan. From playing tours such as the Atticus Metal tour, the AltPress tour, and eventually hitting main stage this year at Warped Tour, the band has worked incredibly hard to get where they are today. So with that being said, this weeks AbsolutePlaylist is dedicated to one of my favorite bands, and some of my favorite songs of theirs from the last 6 years or so. Head to the replies to check it out. If you liked what you heard, you can catch the band this November/December on their co-headliner with Every Time I Die - tickets...
Jake Denning on 10/30/14 - 11:53 PM
Halloween is tomorrow which means that the fall season is in full swing! The only thing better than taking a long drive through the colorful countryside or strolling through the park in fall is having a great soundtrack to accompany you. Drop your favorite autumnal tracks in the replies! Include a short blurb about your song, and it could be featured in one of our future playlists. And don't forget to check out the AP.net Podcast that was all about favorite fall albums.
Anthony Sorendino on 10/30/14 - 05:32 AM
Fest 13 is taking over Gainesville, Florida this weekend so hereís a list of bands you should probably check out if you're attending. These picks could be a little obvious, but this is my first time going and Iím traveling all the way from an isolated Canadian city called Winnipeg, a place American punk bands usually skip on tours. Who are you excited to see? Feel free to leave your picks in the replies because Iím definitely open to some last minute suggestions.
Deborah Remus on 10/28/14 - 08:02 AM
The end of CMJ seems like the perfect excuse to bring back the Bored On Sunday column and discuss the best bands we've all discovered at music festivals. Despite most festivals having incredible lineups, with hundreds (if not thousands) of artists playing, there are always a few performances that stand out. They're often not the most popular shows, the most attended, or the most talked about, but they are what stand out to you and me... and what make the festival experience so memorable.

I spent the entire week roaming the streets of NYC, partying with fellow AP.net writers, and seeing band after band after band. I couldn't make a list of every artist I saw this past week, as is the...
Lueda Alia on 10/26/14 - 12:05 PM
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Jason Tate on 10/24/14 - 10:00 AM
Today, I'm proud to bring you the sixth AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Toner (Richard) hails from London, England and brings us a great playlist today entitled, "The Last 10 Years." "I've been a member of AP.net since 2005, which ties in perfectly with the beginning of the story that this playlist tells of the last 10 years of my life. AP.net has been shaping my musical tastes ever since I signed up. I am eternally grateful to the staff of AP.net for introducing me to bands such as The Receiving End of Sirens, The New Frontiers, La Dispute and more recently, The Hotelier. I don't often post or comment on here, but I'm always reading and always appreciating the output of the...
Anthony Sorendino on 10/24/14 - 06:27 AM
We recently interviewed Hozier about his No. 2 selling debut album and Saturday Night Live performance. Check it out here.
I was trying to look at the more natural parts of being a person. How sad that can sometimes be, how limited you are and how lost you can be, but also how there is a joy and a wonder in that, too. Youíre born alone and you die alone, but youíre alone together with other people.
Jonathan Bautts on 10/22/14 - 10:57 AM
Update: Unfortunately, something has come up and we're forced to re-schedule. We'll let you know when Ryan will be chatting.

Ryan Kirby, vocalist for metalcore band Fit For A King will be stopping by tomorrow at 12pm PST/3pm EST to chat. The band's brand new album Slave To Nothing came out last week.
Jake Denning on 10/20/14 - 06:11 PM
Today's the last day our curated Soundsupply drop is available. 10 albums. 15 bucks. Worth it.
Jason Tate on 10/20/14 - 02:35 PM
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Jason Tate on 10/17/14 - 10:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 10/15/14 - 01:01 AM
Just a heads up that our curated drop with Soundsupply is still available. You get ten albums for only $15, which is a complete steal. If you missed our post about it before, now it's your chance to grab it. Head over here and grab the deal before it's gone. It includes albums from Patent Pending, Junior Battles, Free Throw and more. Head to the replies for the full album listing.
Keagan Ilvonen on 10/14/14 - 04:17 PM
Update: The chat is now complete. Thanks to Maika and Chris for stopping by for the past hour to talk with fans. Thanks for joining us today.

At 12pm PST, Maika and Chris from There For Tomorrow will be chatting in this thread with the usernames "MaikaTFT" and "ChrisTFT". We will also be premiering a brand new song from their upcoming Nightscape EP called "Lady In Black", which you can view in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the EP here.
Jake Denning on 10/14/14 - 11:52 AM
Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness have a new album out today and we have an interview with Andrew talking about it. Check it out here.
You get to a point where you can make records for a living and itís like, letís have some fun. Letís experiment with these sounds. Letís take all the tools that are available to us and play with them. Thereís the sense of letís go on this adventure because I have the freedom to. Since I donít have a history of records with this project, it gave me the flexibility to say, ďLetís reinvent my sound and go down that road where we can have some fun.Ē
Jonathan Bautts on 10/14/14 - 11:23 AM
Maika Maile of There For Tomorrow will be dropping by to chat tomorrow at 12PM PST/3PM EST to talk about the band's upcoming EP, Nightscape. We will also be premiering one of my favorites off the EP, "Lady In Black".
Jake Denning on 10/13/14 - 06:16 PM
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Jason Tate on 10/10/14 - 10:00 AM
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of catching Jimmy Eat World on their 10 year anniversary tour for Futures in Kansas City. Check out my review of the night in the replies.
Although the tour wouldn't be hitting St. Louis, there was no question that I would be making the trek out to Kansas City to catch the band on their 10 year anniversary tour of the album that changed my life so many years ago. I had caught the band once before a few years back, and to say they put on a great live show would be a massive understatement. Couple that with the fact that Futures would be performed front to back, and a four hour drive both ways to Kansas City seemed more than worth it.
Jake Jenkins on 10/10/14 - 09:17 AM
The third quarter of 2014 has finally come to a close. The AP staff has been hard at work collecting our favorite new music from the past three months. The result is an incredibly diverse collection of songs and it's our hope that you can pick up some additions to your EOTY list! It was tough to whittle this playlist down to ninety minutes, but we did it. Check out our AbsolutePlaylist that highlights twenty-five amazing releases from July, August, and September in both Spotify and Rdio renditions in the replies. Be sure to share your favorite new releases with us as well!
Anthony Sorendino on 10/10/14 - 05:57 AM
Hope you enjoyed our little foray into pastel colors yesterday. I've reset the default theme to red, but if you liked the purple I've left it as an option in the settings (at the bottom).
Jason Tate on 10/08/14 - 10:40 AM
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Jason Tate on 10/03/14 - 10:00 AM
We recently interviewed U.K. two-piece sensation Royal Blood. Check it out here.
We didnít go into the room going, ďLetís just start with bass and drums.Ē I picked up a bass, me and Ben had a jam, and then that was it. We decided to not have a guitarist by default, really. Itís like if you started making a pizza, youíre also making the simultaneous decision to not make lasagna. You didnít choose to not make lasagna, you just chose to make pizza. You didnít make two decisions. Itís the same with us. We went with the mode where Iím going to play bass. We didnít decide to not have a guitar, I just decided to play bass.
Jonathan Bautts on 10/03/14 - 08:37 AM
Today, I'm proud to bring you the fifth AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Hayleyapan (Hayley) has been a member with us since 2013. She hails from Kentucky and brings us a great playlist, today: "Sometimes this scene can feel like a boys-only club, so I wanted to make a playlist to remind myself and other women that there are plenty of great female-fronted bands." Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Anthony Sorendino on 10/03/14 - 05:31 AM
You can check out the first part of my interview with Favorite Weapon here. In this half, I talk with vocalist Hance Alligood and guitarist Alex Heroes about the band's beginnings, naming their band after Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon, and what we can expect from their Velocity/Rise Records debut, Sixty Saragossa. Check back tomorrow for part two.
Immediately following Woe, Is Me, I knew I still wanted to do music, but I just didnít know at that point whether it would be a new band, solo album, whatever. So last October, almost a year ago I went to Florida with Tom Denney, and he said ďI donít know what youíre thinking about doing with music, but if you want to come down and just...
Jake Denning on 10/02/14 - 09:46 AM
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Jason Tate on 09/26/14 - 10:00 AM
Our interview with St. Lucia can be found here. They kick off The Night Comes Again Tour tonight in Pittsburgh.
For many years while I was into [rock] music, I felt sort of embarrassed by the fact that I liked 80s music when I was growing up. I shunned it a bit, 80s music or world music or whatever. Out of that frustration of hitting this brick wall, I started opening up a bit more again to stuff that was maybe considered guilty pleasures. I would force myself to not feel guilty about listening to it. I just became more open about music. If it made me feel good and I liked it, why should I feel embarrassed about liking it?
Jonathan Bautts on 09/25/14 - 01:16 PM
You can check out the second part of our interview with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail here. If you missed the first part, you can check that out here. In this part, we talk about Senses Fail's upcoming record, which is to be recorded with Shaun Lopez. We also talk about past opportunities, difficult moments, as well as his current stance on religion.
Probably when I forgot the lyrics on Conan Oí Brien, that was the big switch in my life, going from ultimately a good level of confidence to really embodying a deep-seeded hatred of myself and severely disliking who I was. The next ten years were pretty fucking dark, I think a lot of things are made about bands writing angsty lyrics and...
Jake Denning on 09/25/14 - 08:34 AM
You can read part one of our interview with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail here. The band is currently doing a 10th anniversary headlining tour for Let It Enfold You, and it's definitely not a tour to be missed. Part two will be up tomorrow, in which we talk about the future of the band, including a new record and what it'll sound like.
It was a very difficult time frame, and I think if we had stayed on Geffen, we wouldnít be a band nowÖor we could be as big as Fall Out Boy, you never know. We took the risk, I always lean towards ďLetís take the concept of being a band for 20, 30 years versus taking the gambleĒ. We very well couldíve stayed on Geffen, had a song, had it work out and ...
Jake Denning on 09/23/14 - 08:08 AM
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Jason Tate on 09/19/14 - 10:00 AM
You can check out the second part of our interview with Like Moths To Flames vocalist Chris Roetter here. In this half, we talk about future lyrical content, a brand new EP and album, and social causes. The band also hopes to be on next summer's Warped Tour. For part one, head here.
Honestly, you know how everyone says theyíre their own worst critic? When I listen back to An Eye For An Eye, thereís a lot of shit that I probably wouldíve changed lyrically. Some stuff we tried to write in for our fans, like the cheesy one-liners that are there because they make sense in context of the song, but you pull it out by itself and itís like ďWow, thatís super lame.Ē I kind of want to stray...
Jake Denning on 09/16/14 - 01:23 PM
You can check out the first part of our interview with Like Moths To Flames vocalist Chris Roetter here. In this half we talk about the band's time on this summer's All-Stars Tour, the band's live performance, as well as their current album, An Eye For An Eye. Come back tomorrow for part two.
No, weíre trying to change it up and go with more of a plan as a unit, as opposed to a plan as individuals. Weíre trying to sit down and take the pre-production and the writing more into consideration instead of the studio to come and go ďShit, we have to write 15 songsĒ. Weíre going in with the intent of having 10-15 songs, and then trimming it down to record 2 or 3.
Jake Denning on 09/15/14 - 12:45 PM
Our interview with Kimbra can be found here, where she discusses her new record, The Golden Echo.
Thatís whatís exciting to me. When something goes from major to minor really quickly, or when it goes from feeling really happy and cathartic to being quite melancholy, itís all in the purpose of serving the message. Itís not just to be trippy. Itís to actually help tell the story and convey an emotion.
Jonathan Bautts on 09/15/14 - 09:18 AM
"Dressed up like a car crash, your wheels are turning but you're upside down."
Staff ReviewsU2 - Songs of Innocence (Craig Manning)
Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden (Jake Jenkins)
Interpol - El Pintor (Ryan Reisert)
Hostage Calm - Die On Stage (Zac Djamoos)
Staff InterviewsKimbra (Jonathan Bautts)
Craig Manning on 09/15/14 - 04:07 AM
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Jason Tate on 09/15/14 - 01:01 AM
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Jason Tate on 09/12/14 - 10:00 AM
Today, I'm proud to bring you the fourth AbsolutePlaylist member submission! smorgasbord182 (Morgan) has been a member with us since 2013, but a reader since 2011. With the advent of a new school year, she brings us a musical journey starting with the summer after highschool and traveling to the uncharted territory of college. Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Anthony Sorendino on 09/12/14 - 08:09 AM
Just a quick reminder for all Chicago-based users and Riot Fest attendees that we will be hosting an unofficial after-party on Saturday night at Five Star Bar with PropertyOfZack. Zack and I will be playing pop-punk and emo songs and we would love to meet everyone from the AP.net/POZ community who's in town! Riot Fest Chicago begins tomorrow and while three-day passes are sold out, you can still nab single-day and two-day passes.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/11/14 - 12:36 PM
"Up here in the city it feels like things are closing in, the sunset's just my lightbulb burning out."
Staff ReviewsRyan Adams - Ryan Adams (Craig Manning)
DJ Mustard - 10 Summers (Jake Jenkins)
Mark Erelli - Milltowns (Gregory Robson)
Craig Manning on 09/10/14 - 04:49 AM
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Jason Tate on 09/05/14 - 10:00 AM
While this is the last installment of our must-see series for Riot Fest's Chicago bash, don't fret -- we've got two big preview pieces coming next week as well! In the meantime, you can scope out our five must-see acts for Sunday of Riot in the replies. We've already done Friday and Saturday's picks, plus a sneak peek at the Toronto festival that starts tomorrow. Tickets for Riot Fest are available here for Toronto, Chicago and Denver.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/05/14 - 08:45 AM
As Riot Fest Chicago inches closer and closer, we're ready with another day of previews for you guys. We've already chosen our must-see acts for this weekend's Toronto festival as well as Friday picks for the Chicago event -- you can now hit the replies to check out Saturday's selections. Additionally, our ticket giveaway for Chicago is going to go on for one more day because of the problems the site is currently experiencing; and remember, tickets are still available!
Thomas Nassiff on 09/04/14 - 01:00 PM
It's a beautiful day here in Toronto today, and naturally, my playlist is full of upbeat and feel good songs. The Castle Walls' latest songs have made their way onto said playlist, one of them being "Top Of The Morning" for which we're premiering a video (below) today. The brother and sister duo draw inspiration from indie pop, folk rock, and electronic music, creating a new youthful and lively sound. Head to the replies to get a glimpse of what's to come from this remarkable act.
Lueda Alia on 09/03/14 - 10:56 AM
We're still nine days away from the kickoff of Chicago's Riot Fest on Friday, Sept. 12 -- don't forget that Toronto is going down this weekend! -- but we're starting our preview series of the festival today. In the replies you can scope out our five must-see acts for Friday of Chicago's event, as selected by fellow AP.net staffer Caitlin DeWeese and myself. We'll both be on hand next weekend to check out an incredible lineup, and we'll have more day-by-day selections for you guys this week as well as a couple of bigger features next week. Let us know who you're excited to see at Riot Fest, and pick up your tickets here.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/03/14 - 09:17 AM
I find myself being extremely picky with music festivals in my old age, but the ridiculous(ly awesome) lineup at Riot Fest Toronto left me no choice but to make plans to attend. Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to finalize a schedule so I can make sure to catch every band I'm eager to see, but it took me only a few minutes upon starting on an actual list to say "Screw it, I'm just going to roam around, enjoy good music as I go, and have some delicious food and beer." That seems about as solid of a plan as it gets with my experience at festivals, except there are 5 bands at this year's Toronto Riot Fest that I will most definitely make sure to see -- rain or shine. Head to the...
Lueda Alia on 09/02/14 - 02:19 PM
It looks like we're going to have some server issues for a little bit around here -- I'm really sorry about that. You can follow me on Twitter for updates on how much I drink while we get this settled.
Jason Tate on 09/02/14 - 01:05 AM
Our interview with Keith Latinen of Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) can be found here.
They would never turn anything down, and they constantly had new material. We kind of made that our approach in Empire!, which is why weíve got so many splits, so many projects, so many little releases.
Zac Djamoos on 08/29/14 - 11:42 AM
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