Today we are excited to present you guys with a stream of a new song from Dads titled "Bakefast At Piffany's." The song comes from their upcoming debut full-length for Flannel Gurl Records, American Radass (this is important), which is due out August 7 and can be preordered here. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to stream the track. The New Jersey two-piece comes highly recommended from me on a personal level, and is suggested for fans of the recently dumbly-titled "twinkle daddies" wave.
I have high hopes for The Stellar Life. The fledgling pop-punk act are putting out their EP Motherf*ckers on Tuesday through Drive-Thru Records. The polished sound along with a modern edge shows the potential this band can achieve if they stay on the right path. Today, we're streaming "Falls For It" on the group's AP.net profile. So take a listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
You know how when We Came As Romans released the single for "To Plant A Seed" it caught the whole metalcore scene by storm? I think Deception Of A Ghost has the same chance to do it with their new track "American Terrorist." It's heavy, it's fast, and it's very aggressive which is perfect for fans of the genre. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen to the track and leave your thoughts in the replies.
I can't contain my excitement for this ABSOLUTExclusive. We're premiering a track from The American Scene called "Just Say It" from the debut album Safe For Now. This is my album of the year and one of my favorite records in the past few years. The band held nothing back and its multifaceted sound will please fans of all different genres. Head to the replies to listen the track and you can pre-order the record here which comes out August 7th.
Boy Meets Machine is a rock band from New Jersey set to release their debut full length War Horn on July 24th. We're exclusively premiering the track "Under Your Bed," and when I was listening I heard the guitar work of Circa Survive, the electronic undertones of Innerpartysystem, and a more straightforward rock approach like Conditions. While the band doesn't necessarily show their technical prowess on this song like the rest of the record, it's a solid number for the Circa Survive crowd. Listen to the song on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Even with his band playing to thousands of fans daily on this summer's Warped Tour, Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) is still finding time to answer your very important questions. As always, these are real questions from real AP.net users, and if you want to have your pressing questions answered, just email Keith here.
One of the hardest working bands in pop-punk today, Handguns, is set to release their debut full-length Angst in late September. Today we're streaming "Song About You" and my personal opinion confidently says this is the best song the band has ever written. Handguns has taken leaps forward in their song-writing abilities, breaking out of their comfort zone to do things I've never heard them do before. Head to the replies to listen to "Song About You" and leave your thoughts there as well. You can buy the single on iTunes here.
Today we've got a song stream from pop-punk quintet Half Hearted Hero. The band most recently released their Running Water EP in April 2011 via Animal Style, but recently entered the studio to record a new full-length. You can listen to "Vessel," the first song released from those recordings, on the band's AP.net Profile or in the replies. The group hasn't completely finished the album, but it's expected to come out later this fall, so get your first taste of its new material and leave your thoughts in the replies. Recommended for fans of the band's New Bedford brethren A Wilhelm Scream, and a more original take on the musicianship present in most punk rock.
Flatfoot 56's new album kicks off with a fast-paced punk track called "Brother, Brother." You can stream the song now on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Toil will be released on July 24 via Paper + Plastick Records, and preorders will be made available this week.
Following in the footsteps of fellow Philly emo/post-hardcore act Algernon Cadwallader comes Glocca Morra. The four piece is set to release Just Married on July 10th and we're premiering the song "Why Am I Not Going Under Walter." Zack Schwartz of the band says "'Why Am I Not Under Walter' is about this time I was gambling on a yacht and the waitresses were serving absinthe with these fabulous sugar cubes. A friend sold me some DMT and then I met this girl..." Head to the band's AP.net profile to check out the song and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we have an exclusive 7-minute preview of The Classic Crime's brand-new album, Phoenix, which comes out on August 14th, independently. Head to the replies to check out the album artwork and the preview. Be sure and check out the band's prior albums on iTunes, here.
We all love and adore Shane Henderson of Valencia, so when he signed on to produce Cody Hoffman's new EP, you knew you were going to get quality music. We're premiering the track "I'm Not Crazy" and it's got a great alt rock vibe that you can imagine hearing on the radio. Head to his AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we're premiering a new track called "The Fall Guy" from I Call Fives' upcoming full length. The band has been going at it for years but never put out an official full length but now is the time for the pop-punk act to show their chops when the album drops July 10th on Pure Noise Records. Head to the band's AP.net profile to check out the track and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today I'm more than proud to showcase the premiere track from Pswingset's upcoming album, All Our False Starts. Mixing guitar intricacies reminiscent of Sharks Keep Moving with rhythmic grooves pulled from the best of Mock Orange, All Our False Starts is the record we've all been "remembering when..." about. Head to the band's AP.net profile to check out "Native Pass," and if you like what you're hearing, you can pre-order the album here.
Today we are streaming a song called "The Hum Of A Ceiling Light" from Icarus The Owl's new album Love Always, Leviathan. The indie rock band throws layers of lush guitars and delicate harmonies reminiscent of site darlings The Graduate. Check out the track on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
I can say without a doubt that this is the best column yet. You guys answered the call and sent in some fantastic questions, which I'm told Keith took very, very seriously. Even though his band Every Time I Die is currently laying waste to Warped Tour stages across the country, Dr. Buckley still found time to fit us in his very busy schedule. As always, there are real questions sent in by our users. If you want to join in on the fun, send your questions to this address.
Grand Rapids, MI-based slowcore outfit Shores are planning on releasing their new LP Leavening on August 7 via No Idea Records. Today, we're premiering a track off of that record entitled "Broderick", a track that mixes lush guitars and a mellow, almost post-rock vibe. It's certainly a bit different, but give it a spin in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile and let us know what you think!
Peace Mercutio threw a backyard party to film their music video for "Too Close for Comfort." We're happy to premiere the result, which can be found in the replies. The band's debut album, Weather the Storm, is availablenow.
Today we are streaming a demo from indie rockers Edelweiss called "Prologue - So I Am." The group have been buzzing on the blogosphere for quite some time. Besides the fact that they are a promising up and coming band, the members range from 15-18 years old, showing talent well beyond their years. Head over to the band's AP.net profile to check out the track and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we're premiering a new song from Acoustic Volume 2, the upcoming compilation from Joey Cape and Tony Sly. Check the replies or head to the AP.net profile to hear the acoustic version of "Chasing Rainbows," a track that originally appears on No Use For a Name's 1999 record More Betterness! This release will drop on June 19th through Fat Wreck Chords and you can pre-order a copy here. We also chatted with the guys to discuss the new release and future touring plans. Read the interview here.
There weren't many questions this week, but Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) still provided some keys to success. It's the quality that counts, not the quantity! But still, if you want the doctor to answer your questions about anything and everything, shoot him an email by clicking here. As always, the questions and answers are in the replies.
The Devil Wears Prada are all set to release their upcoming live CD/DVD, Dead&Alive, on June 26th via Ferret Music. Today, we are excited to premiere the live video for "Sassafras" from the DVD. Hit the replies to watch it.
Today we're streaming a new track from Elway. Listen to "Note To Self" in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile and let us know what you think. It's taken from Hence My Optimism, the group's new 7"/EP, which is available from Red Scare Industries today. The band will also be touring with Teenage Bottlerocket and The Dopamines in support of this release.
Belle Histoire's full length debut, Dreamers, will be released on July 17th via InVogue Records. You can stream new track from the effort entitled "My Dear" on the band's AP.net profile. The female-fronted indie rockers will please fans of Regina Spektor and Florence + the Machine.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, members of Trapped Under Ice, Terror and Down to Nothing were able to come together to form Diamond. Unlike the blistering hardcore of its members' other projects, Diamond plays '90s-style alternative rock a la Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. The band's debut EP, Don't Lose Your Cool, was self-released last year, and today it makes its debut on vinyl via Black Numbers. You can stream the album on their AP.net profile. If you like what you hear, download it for free here and pick up a copy of the record here.
The first time I met Forever Came Calling, it was several years ago at a show in a strip mall in southern NJ. The misfit group of pop-punkers from Twentynine Palms, CA played to a room of blank stares until they started with their cover of Brand New's "Seventy Times Seven." The room erupted and left those unaware of the band's existence with their jaws on the floor. Fast forward two years later and the band has exceeded any and all expectations, releasing one of the best splits of 2011, becoming the focal point of No Room For Rock Stars, and soon to be releasing their debut full length on Pure Noise Records. Stream "Ides" in the replies and leave your comments there. You can pre-order...
Today we have an exclusive stream of a brand-new Divided By Friday song called "Forget and Follow." The track comes from Hopeless Records' annual Another Hopeless Summer compilation, which is due out tomorrow. Check out the song on the band's AP.net Profile or in the replies, where you can also find the album art and tracklisting. The compilation is available on iTunes for $3.
Today, we are offering an exclusive download of a new Reactions' track called "The Missing." Stream and download it on their AP.net profile or in the replies. The band will release Archetypes with producer Dan Parker (A Change of Pace, The Summer Set) on June 19th.