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.
It's never too late in the day to check out new music, right? With that in mind, we are now exclusively streaming Wintersleep's new album, Hello Hum, in its entirety on their AP.net profile. Biased as I may be as a fellow Canuck, Wintersleep are one of the best indie-rock bands making music right now, and most certainly one of the best that Canada has to offer. This new record is proof of that, as, despite how incredible the previous work is, the band has really outdone themselves this time. So without further ado, go take a listen to the album and let us know what you think. Enjoy.
To celebrate the release of Brandi Carlile's wonderful new album Bear Creek, we have some goodies to share with you today. Firstly, we are premiering a video of her performing the song "Raise Hell" in the replies, so go take a look at that and get ready to want to sing and dance along! Once you're done dancing alone in your room, head over here to read the interview that Gina, one of our lovely users, did with Brandi for us. And, as always, make sure to support her if you like the music. Enjoy.
Brendan Rivera is a former Absolute 100 pick who describes his music as "Irish-Americana indie rock." His new album, No Ocean in Ireland, comes out in June 12 via Veggie Co. Records, but you can stream it now on his AP.net profile. Keep an ear out for a piano part by The Starting Line's Brian Schmutz on "Sands of Ours." Recommended if you like Mumford & Sons, Good Old War and Jimmy Eat World. You can pick it up on vinyl here.
Today we are proud to stream a guaranteed summer pop-punk jam from Florida's own We Still Dream. "Copouts and Cover Ups" is from the band's upcoming 3 song EP dropping July 10th that will remind you a lot of pop-punk heavyweights like Fall Out Boy and Hit The Lights. You can listen to the track on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies. If the song speaks to you in the way it did for me, there are pre-orders available here.
Via Coma is an experimental rock band from California that is about to release their debut album, Figures, on June 12th. Produced by Aaron Lunsford and Cody Bonnette of the band, As Cities Burn/Hawkboy, the band's sound reminds me of a mix between Muse and Death Cab For Cutie. A little weird? Yes, but it's totally awesome. Head to the band's AP.net profile to stream the track "Aquanota" and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today is 06/06/12, which means we're bringing you a song stream from Squid The Whale for their new song, "The German Affair". The song features Ben Liebsch from You, Me, And Everyone We Know, and produced by Kory Gable (Strike Anywhere, The Dangerous Summer). You can find the song, the single artwork, and the lyrics below.
Today, we are stoked to premiere a new Groundbreaking Ceremony track called "Eleventh and Bleecker." Head to the replies or their AP.net Profile to hear it. The guys recorded their upcoming EP, Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do, with Paul Leavitt which drops June 12th.
Today, we are happy to premiere a new Time Will Tell song called "The Only Nights That Matter." Head to the replies or their AP.net Profile to stream it. The track comes from their upcoming EP, Reflection, which drops June 22nd. Find out more info on Facebook.
Whitechapel will release their upcoming fourth full-length album, Whitechapel, June 19th on Metal Blade. Today we have an exclusive track by track by vocalist Phil Bozeman and guitarist Alex Wade. You can check out Whitechapel all summer long on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which starts June 30th in San Bernardino, CA.
Hit the replies for each individuals track by track breakdown.
Today we're all extremely excited to premiere the brand new music video from Los Angeles metalcore band The Ghost Inside, for their brand new single, "Engine 45". This single is from the bands upcoming third full length record, Get What You Give, out June 19th on Epitaph Records. You can buy the single on iTunes here, and on Amazon here. Be sure and catch The Ghost Inside on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, which starts June 16th in Salt Lake City.
Hit the replies for the music video and single artwork.
Edit: You can now read a new interview with Jonathan Vigil here.
Three weeks into the gnarliest advice column ever, and the questions being received by Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) keep getting better. Whether he gives you the answer you were hoping for is totally up to how much alcohol Keith's consumed that day. This week's batch of Q's and A's are the freshest yet. Enjoy them in the replies.
Today I'm excited to bring you guys your first taste of Duck. Little Brother Duck!'s upcoming full-length. Don't Take Our Filth Away combines the chops of Tera Melos with the vocal intensities of The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die. Head to the band's AP.net profile to check out "Calvin Young." If you enjoy what you're hearing, you can pre-order the record here.
Intense punk rock. I love it. It best describes my initial reaction to Sirs' upcoming self-titled record. We're glad to share with you a new song off it over on the band's AP.net profile. For fans of the power heard behind bands like Bear vs. Shark and Snowing, be sure to check out "Crossbows and Arrows," and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order the record here.
Today we are happy to team up with Rise Records in announcing that the label has signed the Tampa Bay, Fla.-based Rescuer. The band is very young, forming only in late 2011. Their sound is reminiscent of early 2000's screamo and melodic hardcore, but with the passion and drive of bands like Envy and Pg.99, and you can now stream the song "Birds of Prey" on their AP.net Profile and in the replies. The song comes from the group's debut album, With Time Comes the Comfort, which will be released later this year. We also interviewed vocalist JP Marra about Rescuer's debut release, signing to Rise Records, and working with Memphis May Fire's Kellen McGregor in the studio. Leave your thoughts...
Steve Soboslai admits that he's pretentious. As if fronting Punchline wasn't enough, he also releases his own music under the name Blue of Colors. He recently showed off his solo skills for our Backstage Sessions. Head to the replies to watch him perform acoustic versions of "Goodbye Stranger" and "Edward Norton."
Because Cinema Sleep's new EP Make Your Way is available everywhere today, we've teamed up with them to stream "In Dreams." Hit the replies or their AP.net profile to stream it. In addition, feel free to read our review of the EP here. You can also read a track-by-track breakdown from the band, here.
Patent Pending made their live television debut last week by performing on the Billboard Music Awards, and they're keeping the momentum going with a new music video. Head to the replies to watch their video for "I Already Know (She Don't Give A Shit About Me)," which features a ton of fun internet/mobile references. The song comes from the band's latest album, Second Family, which you can still stream on their AP.net profile.
Today, we are happy to stream a new Gates track called "The Sound of Letting Go." Head to the replies or their AP.net Profile to hear it. The track comes from their new EP, You Are All You Have Left To Fear, which is available everywhere today. Be on the lookout for our review of the EP tomorrow.
The Early November recently took off on a new tour with The Wonder Years, The Swellers and Young Statues. A couple days ago, the vocalists of each of these groups - Ace Enders from TEN, Dan Campbell from TWY, Nick Diener from The Swellers, and Carmen Cirignano from Young Statues - took the time to record an acoustic cover of Semisonic's "Closing Time," which you can now watch in the replies. It's a fun cover, with all four vocalists singing to round out the song. A regular barbershop quartet, these guys. The tour continues on until June 9, and you can also see the remaining tour dates in the replies.
What do you get when you put together members from Farside and Gameface? An in your face punk/emo band named Your Favorite Trainwreck. The band's debut album will be released June 12th. Don't get hung up on the labels of "punk" and "emo" though, listen to the song for yourself on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Another week is here so it's time for another advice column from Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley. If you enjoyed last week's, then you'll love this week's column. He's like Siri - only smarter, funnier, and drunker. You can read it in the replies, enjoy.