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The Weaks will release their new album, Bad Year, via Lame-O Records on April 7. Pre-orders will be available here, along with a new song from the album, on Wednesday. The Weaks will also be touring with Brand New in April.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/23/15 - 02:19 PM
Holychild will release their debut album, The Shape of Brat Pop to Come, via Glassnote Records this summer.

Track Listing
01) Barbie Nation
02) Nasty Girls
03) Happy With Me
04) Tell Me How It Is
05) Running Behind
06) Money All Around
07) Monumental Glow
08) Plastered Smile
09) Best Friends
10) Diamonds on the Rebound
11) Regret You
12) U Make Me Sick
Joe DeAndrea on 02/23/15 - 02:13 PM
The Story So Far have announced the dates for their upcoming tour with Four Year Strong, Terror, and Souvenirs. Check those out in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 01:20 PM
Nate Ruess has posted an update on Facebook talking about his new album, and new song, a little more. Full thing is in the replies.
This is probably my favorite song I've ever written. The one I've listened to the most on repeat. And I can't pinpoint what it is about it that makes its so special to me. Which makes me love it even more.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 12:41 PM
Acceptance hung out together "for the first time in about a decade" over the weekend and snapped some new promo photos. Look for more news to be coming in the next few weeks.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:48 AM
If you missed it this weekend, Nate Ruess' video for "Nothing Without Love" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:42 AM
Passion Pit will be going on tour in support of their new album, Kindred, this spring. Check out the dates in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 02/23/15 - 11:36 AM
I've long had an obsession with "track ones" on an album. There's just something about setting the stage for an entire experience that has always captivated me. If you blow track one, it's sometimes impossible to recover. I've always felt like Cartel nailed it with "Say Anything (Else)" on Chroma, and today we're continuing our series of acoustic sessions with a performance of that very song. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well. The video of this pretty damn awesome performance, and the band's upcoming tour dates, can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:31 AM
I recently spoke with Silverstein vocalist Shane Told for a very long in-depth interview in which we talked about the Discovering The Waterfront ten-year anniversary headliner, where he was at personally when writing the record, signing to Rise Records, new album I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, and more. This is one of my favorite interviews that I've ever done, and I hope everyone takes the time to check it out. You can read it here.
Yeah man, I was really trying to find myself at that time, I think. I think “Call It Karma” was a song that really summed that up, the lyrics for that song were written very much how I write a lot of songs, where there are multiple meanings. I told...
Jake Denning on 02/23/15 - 11:30 AM
Head to the replies to check out a new video of State Champs in the studio working on their follow up to The Finer Things.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/23/15 - 11:28 AM
Every Time I Die are touring the Europe this June. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:17 AM
The Pixies will be touring this May. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:15 AM
Finch will tour the UK in May and June 2015. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:08 AM
The Movielife's debut album, It's Go Time, will be available on vinyl for the first time ever over at Fadeaway Records.

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Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:02 AM
I'm very excited to share a brand new song off Too Close To Touch's upcoming debut record, Nerve Endings, which comes out March 24th via Epitaph Records. "Hell To Pay" deals with the difficult reality of the absentee father, a reality I've not only experienced, but one that many others have experienced as well. To drive it home, The Word Alive vocalist Telle Smith comes in to deliver one of the best guest vocal spots I've heard in a long time. If you liked what you heard, you can pre-order the record. Head to the replies to check out the song.
Jake Denning on 02/23/15 - 11:02 AM
In a recent interview Chad Gilbert said that a collaboration between New Found Glory and Paramore has a really good chance of happening. The band also talk about Blink-182, 5 Seconds of Summer, and more.
The thing about 5 Seconds of Summer is that basically, they’re a pop band and people wanna give them longevity and in order for them to have longevity, they need credibility. That happens all the time with all types of music. A rapper will come out of nowhere and they want to give him credibility so they’ll say that he’s friends with this [other guy]. [Even in] country, they struggle with artistes having credibility. I think that that always happens and I think that people can be fed...
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 11:01 AM
Thrice, Fireworks, and more have been added to Skate and Surf Fest. Check out the lineup in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 10:55 AM
Nate Ruess' new single is now on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 10:53 AM
Death Cab for Cutie are streaming their new song "No Room In Frame" over on NME. You can hear it in the replies.
Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 10:52 AM
Brand New have announced two new east coast dates. They're in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/23/15 - 10:50 AM
Chapter 3 of Hit the Lights's "Skeleton Series" find the bands members discussing the recording of their new album, Summer Bones, which is due out on March 24th via Pure Noise Records. In addition to some great footage from the studio, you'll get an early listen to some new material. Catch up on the first two episodes if you missed them, and check back next Monday for the next installment.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/23/15 - 08:13 AM
"Stay weird, stay different." Graham Moore's candid acceptance speech for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game was one of the most talked about moments of the Oscars, as he brought to light the subject of suicide. Similarly, a compilation titled To Show That You're Still Here will be released tomorrow to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Head to the replies to hear the recently-disbanded Secret Plot to Destroy the Entire Universe's inclusion, "Untitled #6." It reminds me of something from Pianos Become the Teeth's Keep You. You can pre-order the effort for only $5 to support the cause. The comp also features The Hotelier, Banquets, Beach Slang and more.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/23/15 - 08:02 AM
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Jake Denning on 02/23/15 - 01:33 AM
There are quite a few albums that came out 10 years ago today ... Hidden In Plain View's Life In Dreaming, Comeback Kid's Wake The Dead and Gym Class Heroes' The Papercut Chronicles all join Armor for Sleep in the decade club.

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Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 03:28 PM
Thousand Foot Krutch's song "Untraveled Road" is free on iTunes this week.

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Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 03:24 PM
Brandon Flowers has launched a teaser on his website. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 03:23 PM
Thrice will be playing this Hevy Fest this year. This will be the band's only UK show this year.

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Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 03:20 PM
The 87th Oscars begin tonight at 4pm PST on ABC. Like the Grammys' we're creating an open thread here on the homepage to talk about the awards, the winners, and all of that jazz. All of the nominees can be found here.
Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 03:11 PM
Armor For Sleep's What To Do When You Are Dead was released ten years ago today.
Ryan Gardner on 02/22/15 - 02:30 PM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Kyle HuntingtonMake sure you check out Platonick Dive's new album Overflow which was released this week. A Post Rock/Electronic record for fans of The American Dollar and 65daysofstatic, it's cool, ethereal and brilliant. Come listen and join us in the thread.
Lueda Alia Cedar Boulevard's new EP makes me wish it was summer. It reminds me of everything I loved about our scene in the early 2000s.
Jason Tate on 02/22/15 - 02:00 AM
Nate Ruess' new video has made its way to Tumblr a little early. What do you think?
Jason Tate on 02/21/15 - 08:25 PM
A new Armors' song called "Old House" is in the replies. The band has a show tonight in Bakersfield at B-Ryders with Night Riots and on March 9th with Conway at The Satellite in Los Angeles.
Ryan Gardner on 02/21/15 - 10:23 AM
A new LA84 song called "So So Happy" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/21/15 - 10:08 AM
Check out The Kickdrums' remix of From Indian Lakes' "Sleeping Limbs" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 02/21/15 - 10:06 AM
Scarlett Johansson is not a stranger to the music world and now she has formed a group that is "super-pop" with Este Haim (Haim), Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julie Haltigan called The Singles. The first track "Candy" was produced by Dave Sitek (TV On The Radio) and will be released on his Federal Prism label, you can also hear it in the replies.
"The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls," Johansson said in a press release. "I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go's. I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke."
Kyle Huntington on 02/21/15 - 08:31 AM
Of Mice & Men's new song "Never Giving Up" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 04:53 PM
FACT's new video for "wait" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:55 AM
The Black and the White, featuring Julio Tavarez and Cliff Sarcona from As Tall as Lions, have posted their new song "Torn Up" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:50 AM
Starbucks will stop selling CDs.
"We will stop selling physical CDs in our stores at the end of March," a rep for the Seattle-based company tells Billboard, adding: "Starbucks continually seeks to redefine the experience in our retail stores to meet the evolving needs of our customers. Music will remain a key component of our coffeehouse and retail experience, however we will continue to evolve the format of our music offerings to ensure we're offering relevant options for our customers. As a leader in music curation, we will continue to strive to select unique and compelling artists from a broad range of genres we think will resonate with our customers."
Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:44 AM
Pet Symmetry will release their debut album Pets Hounds on May 19th. Hit the replies to stream a new song.

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Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:42 AM
Another day, another teaser from Nate Ruess about his upcoming debut solo single "Nothing Without Love." There's a 15-second clip in the replies, and whereas the first clip featured Ruess' vocals on their own, this one is just instrumentals.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/20/15 - 11:06 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online -- this page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/20/15 - 11:00 AM
Christopher Murray of Illuminate Me has started a petition to stop Facebook from forcing bands to pay to reach their followers. More than 11,000 supporters have signed it in less than a day.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/20/15 - 09:39 AM
Kim Gordon (formerly of Sonic Youth) has a memoir called Girl in a Band out Februrary 24th, and a new excerpt has been shared in which Gordon claims Lana Del Rey "doesn’t even know what feminism is" among other harsh words:
"Today we have someone like Lana Del Rey, who doesn’t even know what feminism is, who believes women can do whatever they want, which, in her world, tilts toward self-destruction, whether it’s sleeping with gross old men or getting gang raped by bikers. Equal pay and equal rights would be nice. Naturally, it’s just a persona. If she really truly believes it’s beautiful when young musicians go out on a hot flame of drugs and depression, why doesn’t she just off herself?"
Ryan Dennehy on 02/20/15 - 08:38 AM
CHVRCHES have a new collaborative single called "Tether" with DJ Eric Prydz (though it's mostly just a remix of the The Bones of What You Believe highlight of the same name) and have shared the video for the song. Watch it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/20/15 - 08:33 AM
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