In one of the more unique features we've done recently, we teamed up with community member Explode to present one of his favorite artists, Matthew Mayfield, to the website. Explode reviewed his new EP, Irons In The Fire, and his 2011 LP, Now You're Free. With the reviews, Explode also interviewed Mayfield and incorporated his answers into his review. We're bringing you a stream of his new EP, which has a unique blend of modern alternative rock with a southern flair. My best comparison is Switchfoot meets The Fray with this powerful yet sometimes fragile delivery like Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. Listen to the EP in the replies.
Today we're premiering a brand new track from west coast pop-punk outfit Stanley And The Search. The band will be releasing a new EP entitled Weight on August 6th through Lead Astray Records and today we've got the track "Punch The Clock" for your listening pleasure. You can hear it in the replies.
Good Luck Varsity has quickly become one of my favorite new bands in the scene and I hope you take a few minutes to check these guys out. The Michigan 4 piece features the outstanding and precise vocals of the three frontmen, Evan Baker, Ryan Graham, and Cody Badgley, who create a flawless live set by all performing leads and harmonies and winning me over as a fan. Today, we're exclusively premiering two tracks from Good Luck Varsity's upcoming release Foundations, which features the band's entire Thrones EP (2012) and MTNS EP (2012), as well as re-recorded versions of songs from Head High Heavy Hearted (2007) and The Road The Rail The Wreckage (2009), as well as one previously...
We're excited to premiere the new 7" release from one of the coolest bands out there, Duck. Little Brother, Duck!. The band's new 7", No Spitting On Cats During Plague Time, will be released digitally this Friday as well as released on 7" (which you can pre-order here. In the meantime, check out the two new songs in the replies or over at band's AP.net profile.
Today we're proud to bring you the lyric video for "Fear Inside Our Bones", the title track from The Almost's brand new album, out on June 11th on Tooth and Nail Records. When you pre-order the record here, you get the song "I'm Down". Head to the replies to check it out.
Today we're streaming "Enola" which is the title track to the new I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business. Enola comes out on June 11th on Rise Records and you can pre-order here. Ace will be playing as I Can Make A Mess at every date of this summers Van's Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement stage. Listen to the track in the replies.
Looking For Alaska have changed their sound style pretty drastically over their now three EPs. They went from being a folk/prog-rock influenced group on their first EP to a more raw, You Blew It!-like sound now. Today, we are bringing you the first taste of their upcoming EP, You And I Are Crashing, by premiering its title track. Check it out in the replies or on their AP.net Profile. If you're into stuff from Topshelf's artists with their 90s emo-ish influence, check this out.
Hailing from Akron, Ohio, Dead Leaves is the newest incarnation from several large local Ohio pop-punk bands. With a renewed sense of vigor and determination, the 5 piece went to Nick Diener of The Swellers who helped hone in their sound for the band's debut EP, Amend Regret, which will be released on June 22nd. Listen to "We Were Infinite" in the replies.
After a brief stint with The Company We Keep, vocalist Amy Meeko Brennan headed out west to team with After Midnight Project guitarist Spencer Bastian. The result: Glass Kids, a project unlike anything either musician has previously worked on. Today we're premiering the first track from their debut EP, Unblinded, named "Light It Up" - check it out in the replies and pre-order the EP here. Fans of ††† (Crosses), Metric, and The Kills should hear sounds they like.
If you're a fan of 7 & 8 string guitars and prefer your rock to be very proggy, then Houston's Scale The Summit is for you. Today we are premiering the quartet's remarkable new song, "Narrow Salient," which is off the band's upcoming album, The Migration. You can check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. The Migration is in stores June 11th via Prosthetic Records and you can also pre-order the album here.
It's time to meet your new favorite singer-songwriter - Tyler Daniel Bean. The former frontman for screamo group Ghosting pleased ears with his 2012 album, Longing, and he looks to continue this trend with his upcoming 7", Everything You Do Scares Me. We are premiering one of the tracks from that 7", titled "I Was Wrong," and it's fantastic. Taking the subtle darkness of a mewithoutYou song and combining it with pleasant melodies reminiscent of Pedro The Lion, this song is a must-listen for any 90's emo enthusiast. Check out the song in the replies or over at his AP.net profile. If you like what you hear (and you will), make sure to pre-order it via Kat Kat Records or Tor Johnson...
Today we've got an exclusive stream of Kill Lincoln's "Wake, Wait, Repeat" from their upcoming album, That's Cool...In a Totally Negative and Destructive Way. It comes out June 4 via Jump Start Records and it can be preordered here. Check out the song in the replies!
Post-hardcore could use a ransacking, and Night Verses are just the boys to do it. With a special brand of heavy and flat-out phenomenal musicianship, the band's massive sound should take over a tired genre. Today we're premiering "Time Erases Time (Strung Out)" from their debut full-length, Lift Your Existence, available June 25 from Easy Killer Records. Check the blistering track in the replies - fans of Letlive, Deftones, The Sleeping, and Touche Amore should pick this one up quickly.
Those Old Bones is a new musical project from Ryan DePaolo and Ryan Kienle of Matchbook Romance. Today we're premiering the single "Now Or Never" which you can view in the replies and read an interview with the band here.
Today we're premiering a new track from Connecticut's The Runaround. "Escaper" is the second single off their forthcoming debut album, Without All the Weight (produced, mixed and mastered by Gary Cioffi Jr. (Transit, Misser, Sleep City). The track is for fans of old The Dangerous Summer material. The album is set for release May 28th. Listen to "Escaper" in the replies.
There's new I The Mighty on the horizon - you knew we'd get involved. Since we premiered "Dancing On A Tightrope" way back in '12, the AbsolutePunk community's affection for the band has skyrocketed, and rightfully so - I The Mighty has a chance as greatness. Today we're premiering "Echoes," the latest track from their upcoming full-length, Satori - check it out in the replies. But, that's not all - the band is coming 'round to chat about Satori at 4pm PST, so get all your questions ready for Brent, Blake, Ian, and Chris.
Update: The chat is now over - a tremendous thanks to I The Mighty and Equal Vision Records for their time, and make sure to grab Satori on June 11! -JA
We're incredibly thrilled to bring you an exclusive premiere of boysetsfire video "Closure" off of their upcoming record, While a Nation Sleeps, out June 11th on Bridge 9. It's a mixture of live footage and their journey to help save a youth center in Bavaria. I must say, before you watch this video, that there's a few things you should know about this band. They began with a vision in a small Delaware town. They rallied the youth to participate in social justice issues. And despite their hiatus, when at one point guitarist Josh Latshaw broke his neck in near-paralysis, they've still managed to possess greater stage presence and heart than any of their younger counterparts. If...
Today we're streaming a new Living With Lions song called "Scarred" from the band's upcoming 7" Some Of My Friends Appear Dead To Me that is being released on Pure Noise Records. If you're a LWL fan then this is just another solid track from the Canadian band. For those unfamiliar, I get a modern blink-182 vibe from the track. Fans can now pre-order the 7” here. Pre-order vinyl options include coke bottle green/baby pink (smash), white with mint and yellow splatter, and half clear/half electric blue. Listen to the song in the replies.
Today we are premiering the new split 7" from Cerce and Stresscase - two of the most promising bands in the punk and hardcore scene. Both bands are female-fronted and both bands will kick your ass. Check out the split in the replies and let us know what you think. If you dig it, you can pre-order it via Mayfly Records.
Knoxville, Tennessee's On My Honor are poised to take their band to the next level using their upcoming release I Never Deserve The Things I Need as the catalyst. We've got new music for you and I'm confident that "Time To Heal" proves that On My Honor can easily hang with the big players in the genre. You can listen to "Time To Heal" in the replies and you can pre-order the record here.
Damien Deadson is the solo project of former Demon Hunter guitarist Ryan Helm. If you enjoyed his past work, you'll love the new Damien Deadson album, Crown Me, Destroyer, which is out today on Infamous Empire Records. You can stream the entire record in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile.
Today we're streaming the new album from Century Media Records' Heart In Hand. Almost There is a punishing mixture of modern metalcore and the pissed off aggression of hardcore. The UK act follows in the step of fellow UK acts such as Your Demise and Bury Tomorrow. Stream Almost There in the replies.
Years ago, we fell in love with a charming indie band by the name of Sherwood. Sadly, they are no longer with us, but we can still hear the fantastic vocals of singer Nathan Henry on his new project, The Begging Sea. Today, we are premiering the official video for the first single, titled "Lightly Stepping," and it's super dope. The song is off his upcoming album, which you can pre-order here. In the meantime, head down to the replies, check out the video, and let us know what you think.
Captain, We're Sinking will be releasing its new record, The Future Is Cancelled, on May 14th via Run For Cover. We are really excited to be premiering the entire LP for you today. If you miss the sweet jams of Tigers Jaw or love singing your lungs out to The Menzingers, then you'll love this. Check out the album either in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order the record here.
Nashville, TN's Darling Parade have been featured on Showtime, ABC Family, The CW, Syfy, MTVU and more, so we thought we'd get in on the action. Head to the replies to watch the female-fronted pop/rock group's new lyric video for "Ghost." The track appears on their latest album, Battle Scars and Broken Hearts. Recommended for fans of Hey Monday, VersaEmerge and Paramore.
Our friends in The Venetia Fair released an incredible record called Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain earlier this year and today we're exclusively premiering the wacky and hilarious hybrid lyric/music video for "Pride Alone Won't Put This Fire Out." You can view it in the replies.
After nearly two months of testing the waters with the weekly round-ups and occasional news post, we here at AP.net (but mostly me) are finally ready to delve into the world of frequent and consistent comedy content. To kick it off, we're premiering a track off of comedian/podcaster Pete Holmes' new album Nice Try, The Devil.
In an age of comedy rife with pessimism and bitterness, Holmes' unflinching optimism is a refreshing and hilarious change of pace, and the short, self-examining track "White Wine / Youth Pastor" perfectly exemplifies his state of mind. You can stream it in the replies, and keep a look out for Nice Try, The Devil, premiering on Comedy Central this Sunday, May...
Today we are premiering a new song from Amos Slade (features half of The Spill Canvas) titled "Interstates," which is off the band's upcoming album, Hungry Earth. You can stream the song in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album here.
Today, we're excited to bring you the first installment of a new feature called In and Out of Hardcore. Jason G and myself (Dre) are working on a series of personal stories from individuals majorly involved in the hardcore punk scene. These are people who are not necessarily in bands, and have communicated their artistry through record label management, videography, shirt and/or album design, photography, and more, driven by a passion to share what makes the scene so special and preserve it.
This first feature spotlights Chris Wrenn, founder of Bridge 9 Records. It also includes a song premiere from new Bridge 9 signees, Nervous Impulse (FFO: Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Big Boys). The...
Today we are premiering a new acoustic live video from Sugar Glyder for "Love Run Low," performed at Earshot Records in Greenville, SC. Hit the replies to watch the video. The song comes from their recently released album, The Eyes: They See. The band will soon join The Orphan, The Poet and Squid the Whale as support for You, Me, and Everyone We Know from May 10th-May 18th followed by a quick Northeast stint with Paper Route from May 23-May 25th.
Today we're bringing you a brand new song from The Crash Bandits, "Meant For So Much More", off their upcoming debut full-length album, Better Off, produced by Minneapolis punk rock producer Knol Tate. The band is fronted by Matt Brown, younger brother of Sing It Loud vocalist Pat Brown.
This Wild Life will enter the Vanguard Room with Aaron Marsh (Copeland) this July to begin work on their debut full length. The band has fully pursued their acoustic direction, and plans to release the record this Fall. In the replies you can watch an acoustic cover of Copeland's "California" performed by members Kevin Jordan and Anthony DelGrosso.
"Aaron is one of my absolute favorite songwriters, and I'm incredibly excited to have his guidance on this new record." - Kevin
It's been a long road for Ben Liebsch, but the You, Me, and Everyone We Know vocalist sure seems to have come out on top. The quality tunes have continued since he took over the YMAEWK moniker, with the honestly-titled I Wish More People Gave A Shit EP on the way. Today we're premiering Ben's latest, a new song called "Better Men" - check it out in the replies. Grab I Wish More People Gave A Shit on May 7th and catch YMAEWK on tour starting next week.
Today, we're hoping to get your weekend started off right with a great summertime pop-punk album from Canadian exports UTKF in the form of their newest release Set the Fire. With great melodies and addictive songwriting, this is sure to hit home with any fan of the genre – and we'll be streaming it all weekend for your listening pleasure. Hit the replies or the band's AP.net profile to check it out, and be sure to pick it up later today when it becomes available via iTunes.
Although the band is less than a year year, Moose Blood are already making a name for themselves in the the UK - and now they're ready to invade America. We're happy to announce that the emo outfit will team up with Departures for a a split 7" this summer via No Sleep Records, with Fist in the Air Records handling the UK/European release. Until then, you can stream Moose Blood's recent EP, Moving Home, in the replies. It's like a combination of Brand New's Deja Entendu, The Get Up Kids' Something to Write Home About and American Football's self-titled.
Mike of The Venetia Fair released his cover of The Gay Blades' "Shake Their Graves" to benefit those affected by the Boston bombings. Today we're exclusively premiering the lyric video and live acoustic performance of the song. Watch it in the replies and purchase the song here.
You may want to start paying attention to Buffalo, NY's I Can See Mountains now, because their debut album, Life on a Houseboat, is going to be a good one. Head to the replies to watch the band's music video for a new song from the effort, "Glory." The record drops July 2nd via Panic Records. Recommended for fans of Transit, Tigers Jaw, Saves the Day and The Wonder Years.
Fresh off of a tour with Fitz And The Tantrums, LA's Hunter Hunted have been building quite a buzz in the indie scene. With standout track “Keep Together” making the rounds on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and The Real World, the band has performed everywhere from The Conan O’Brien show to SXSW. We're exclusively streaming the Spacebrother remix of "Stay Together," which you can listen to in the replies.
Light Years will be releasing its debut full-length record, I Won't Hold This Against You, via Paper + Plastick Records. Today we can exclusively bring you guys the details of the release. It'll come out on June 18 and feature 12 songs - two of which appeared on the band's Parking Lots EP, which also has an acoustic track and is now available for $1. Head to the replies for the album art and a stream of a brand-new song, "Nice To Know You." The record can be preordered on vinyl and digital formats now as well.
Today we are giving you the first taste of the new Alabaster EP, The Villain In Me, out May 7th. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear "Pendulum." Recently, the band has opened for Yellowcard and done 6 showcases at SXSW this year. Fans of bands like Paramore and We Are The In Crowd with a bit more of a rock edge should dig this.