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...
Choir Vandals will release its new EP, At Night on October 27th via 6131 Records and we have the exclusive stream in the replies. If you like what you hear, make sure you pre-order it (UK friends - preorder here).
When we finished the last record he had actually suggested that maybe we work with an outside person the next time, just as a way to shake things up. He’s produced all of our albums, so he’s always kind of had the right of first refusal anyway. When we got started on this record he just sort of resumed the producer role, but as we got a little further into the process he was like, “Well, maybe I’m not the best guy for this record,” and that was really fine. It wasn’t like we suddenly had the rug pulled out from under us or anything. We weren’t suddenly in a state of free fall.
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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...
The Acacia Strain will be celebrating the release of their new album Coma Witch - which debuted at #31 on the Billboard 200 - tomorrow night at Ace of Cups in Columbus, OH with The Plot In You, Cane Hill and more. Be the first person who can attend to reply to this thread and you'll score yourself a pair of tickets to the show.
McBusted are releasing their debut self-titled album on December 1st.
01) Air Guitar
02) Hate Your Guts (feat. Mark Hoppus)
03) What Happened To Your Band
04) Get Over It
05) Riding On My Bike
07) Sensitive Guy
08) Beautiful Girls Are The Loneliest
09) Before You Knew Me
10) Back In Time
11) How's My Hair?
12) Getting It Out Deluxe Edition
14) In Da Club
15) I See Red
Deadline is reporting All Time Low will lend music and appear as themselves in the upcoming film Fan Girl.
Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka has been joined by Meg Ryan and Moonrise Kingdom‘s Kara Hayward in Fan Girl, about a 15-year-old post-Millennial teen who lives for making movies and idolizing her favorite band. Given only a few days to complete a final film project, she comes up with an idea that could bring her two passions together.
The weeks just seem to be flying by now, and we're back with a brand new episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. This week's topics include: Should bands break up and stop making music if they've stopped progressing as songwriters and musicians? How do we feel about scores on album reviews? Worth it? Pointless? Then we look at two big topics: The new Transit album and our thoughts on it (this was recorded the day before Thomas posted his review on the website), and Brand New and their recent demostravaganza. Do we think they'll put these songs on a new album? Would we be upset if they did? Wouldn't a 7" series release of the demos be awesome? We talk about all this and more! The episode can...
Producer Joe Dell'Aquila and Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering have teamed up for a country-wide mix and master promotion. They will choose one band from each state and mix and master one song for free. You can enter here.
I think when I was envisioning what this was going to be, I look up to the greats like your Disneys and Marvels and DC Comics and all those kind of intellectual property rights kind of companies, but a lot of them were unrelatable to me because I wasn’t going to do a bunch of stuff about superheroes. I wanted to be more philosophical and cerebral in some ways. So, I got really hot on the idea of creating a reoccurring character around themes of human behavior or humanity. The first one, the ‘Love’ project, was all about human consciousness and connection and losing everybody around you to realize the importance of every relationship around...
Lyrically, things have changed slightly. You know, it’s not 13 songs about girls, where most of our songs in the past have all been about relationships. There are a couple relationship songs on this record, but there’s also a lot of songs that deal with regular life questions, and a lot of things about how you overcome struggles; how do you get past things? Are you even living your life the way you want to? What are you going to do with your life? Are you okay with trying to push through anything to get what you want?