Foxing are set to release The Albatross in just a few weeks on November 12 on Count Your Lucky Stars, continuing a streak of quality releases for the label. I'm excited to bring you the first taste of that record, the plaintive math-y indie tune "The Medic." The band has upped the ante for bands slapped with the loose application of "emo" these days, incorporating the noodly guitar tone into a larger atmosphere, instead of allowing it to dominate the conversation with the song. It's a tantalizing tease from a promising debut LP, and you can check it out in the replies.
Crusades is a Canadian punk band that will issue its second LP, and first for No Idea Records, on November 5. The album has a really long title. It's Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment with Greater Fear Than I Receive It and we've got an exclusive stream of "The Expulsion" in the replies. The record has a long name for a reason according to the band, it's a concept album centered around the life of philosopher, heretic and antichristian martyr Giordano Bruno as an archetype for the modern atheist, freethinker, artist, poet and lover. Listen to the track in the replies and let us know at what exact timestamp your mind explodes.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're giving away a free download of Rival Tides' single "Out Of Body" from their recent self-titled EP. In addition to the song, the band has released a Fight Cancer shirt, of which all proceeds to go The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Grab the shirt via their webstore and grab your stream/free download of "Out Of Body" in the replies - recommended for fans of I The Mighty, Anberlin, and Conditions
Light Years is releasing today a three-song covers EP calling Trying to be and today we're exclusively streaming the band's cover of blink-182's "Every Time I Look For You" along with the other two songs from the EP. You can listen to that in the replies and the EP can be downloaded for free via the Paper + Plastick Records webstore. The EP is a thank-you to the band's fans for supporting their debut LP, I Won't Hold This Against You, which is also available via P+P.
If you enjoy the indie-folk stylings of Fleet Foxes and Anathallo, then you're going to want to check out The Hand in the Ocean. We are premiering the band's new song, "White Noise," in the replies - it's gentle yet powerful; full of emotional vocals. The Detroit trio will be releasing its new album, Tree/Forts, on November 5th via Save Your Generation Records but you buy it now digitally and pre-order it on vinyl at their Bandcamp.
Over the weekend, I interviewed former Misfits guitarist Doyle, who is currently on tour with Danzig. Although details are scarce, Doyle revealed that he recorded a new song with Danzig earlier this year. Check back for the full interview later this week.
Is there any chance of you recording anything with Danzig?
We actually did something. I think we did it in April of this year. Some song he wrote, we recorded it. I don't know the name of it, I have not heard the lyrics. He made me play something, and I was just like, "What? What is this?" Then we got half way through it, and he's like, "Okay, that's half the song. Do you want to do it again or do you want me to just fly it...
Tomorrow, Bear Girl's debut 3-song EP, Psychodrama, will release. Today, we are premiering the EP in full, which you can stream in the replies. The EP is releasing via Autumn + Colour Records and it's a progressive indie-rock album in the vein of Minus The Bear and Circa Survive. It's pretty dope and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order it via iTunes.
Tiny Moving Parts are rapidly drawing attention to themselves in the Midwest and Northeast, and we're bringing to you today a couple of remastered song streams from the Minnesota-based emo trio. New versions of "Old Maid" and "Coffee With Tom," which are being released in a 7" single via Skeletal Lightning Records on October 29, can be heard in the replies. Think of slightly mathy Midwestern emo with vocals that bring to mind Jordan Dreyer from La Dispute. You can also check out their tour dates in the replies, and preorder the 7" via the label's webstore.
You may have been wondering what's been going on with Socratic. Well, today we're premiering the band's new song, the painfully honest lullaby entitled "My Girl's First Baby." This is the group's first studio release since the band's self-titled release, which was released last year (available on iTunes). Post Drive-Thru Records fallout, Duane Okun, Lou Panico, Vincent Damico, Tom Stratton, and Chris Grzan continue to create, collaborate, and perform. The band will soon be releasing a statement regarding their future plans and projects. In the meantime, check out "My Girl's First Baby" in the replies and let us know what you think.
If you're a fan of early Taking Back Sunday, you may want to take a listen to Staten Island's Backslashes and Bad Ideas. Head to the replies to hear their new single, "No Matter What Happens, Don't Ask Who." The track comes from their new EP, There's No Place Like Home, which is due out on November 12 via Harbor Records.
On November 12th, two of the UK's most promising acts, Departures and Moose Blood, will release a split 7" via No Sleep Records. Today, we have one of the Moose Blood's contributions to the split, a song titled "Stay Here," which you can stream in the replies. The band's sound harkens back to the days of Deep Elm and 90's emo bands, so check it out. If you dig it, make sure you pre-order it (Euro fans go here).
The Republic of Wolves made some noise around these parts with the 2010 release of Varuna, a weighted, introspective record that came served with some Devil and God-esque leanings and captured much of our attention during the winter of that year. Now the band is following up that LP with their sophomore full-length, No Matter How Narrow, on Dec. 17, and they've said the self-produced record is more concise, more accessible and more light-hearted than its predecessor. If the album's leadoff single, "Spare Key" which you can listen to exclusively in the replies is any indication, that description is spot on. There are still remnants of The Dear Hunter here, but "Spare Key" is purely...
When pop-punk and metal combine, you get So Many Ways. The Chicago-based band has been grinding it out but with the release of their upcoming SEER EP on Staple Records this should shoot them to new heights. Listen to "Roraima" in the replies.
Today, Lydia released the deluxe edition of its latest album, Devil. We are premiering one of the b-sides from that album, titled "We'll Never Die," in the replies. Let us know what you think and don't forget to purchase the collection at iTunes.
Today we're streaming Gates' album You Are All You Have Left To Fear which will be available on October 22nd via Pure Noise Records. Gates' album has been remixed and mastered by Mike Watts at Vu Du Studios and includes a bonus track titled "Skyline." It is available for purchase at the label's webstore and you can listen to the album in the replies.
Today we're giving you a full album stream of Next To Nothing's new album Stories Weve Never Told. The unsigned pop-rock group hailing from Maryland shows promise in their sound and fans of Mayday Parade and The Downtown Fiction should like this. Listen to the album in the replies. It can be ordered on iTunes.
I really enjoy the brand of post-hardcore that City Of Ghosts is selling - it's much more down the Alexisonfire or Therefore I Am route than those garbage autotune clean/scream bands that are wreaking havoc right now. Today we're premiering their Easy Killer Records debut, The Calm In The Current - check out the EP in the replies, then pre-order over here.
This past February, Silverstein released one of our favorite albums this year, This Is How The Wind Shifts. Tomorrow the band will be releasingThis Is How The Wind Shifts: Addendum, which features four new and additional tracks. To mark this occasion, we're premiering the band's new video for one of the best songs on the album, A Better Place. Check it out in the replies and pre-orderAddendum.
After a six-year wait, we're finally getting a new LP from New Bedford's A Wilhelm Scream. Lucky for us, the wait was well worth it. All Partycrasher does is prove that A Wilhelm Scream is the best technical punk band in the world right now, so we're extremely happy to be bringing you an exclusive stream of a new song from the record. It's almost unfair how this band can effortlessly blend some of the most interesting musicianship in punk rock with furiously fast tempos and anthemic choruses to boot, but "Devil Don't Know" does this perfectly stream the track in the replies right now and preorder the album from No Idea Records if you like what you hear.
Let's throw a little pop-punk on your Friday. Today we have Second To Last's new single "Blaze," off their debut full-length, Nobody Cares. Check out the song in the replies, and grab the record on November 12.
After ten weeks, we are excited to present the conclusion of Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. The final chapter is set to the album's closing track, "His Heels," as the story wraps up. You can watch it in the replies, along with all of the previous installments in case you were waiting to marathon them. The band deserves a lot of credit for pulling off such an ambitious project, and we are happy to have been involved.
Broadcaster's brand new full-length, A Million Hours (recorded with J Robbins), is a concise, fully-realized display of the catchy, fuzzy energy that the band has made its own. The Long Island based three-piece will be right up your alley if you're into classics like Jawbreaker, Superchunk, and The Weakerthans. Today, we're premiering the band's new video for "The Current," so check that out in the replies along with the band's upcoming tour dates.
AP100 artist Vela Ceras is poised to be an upcoming favorite among AP.net's community. Today we're premiering their first single "New Providence" off their upcoming album Losing Touch, out sometime this winter and produced by Roy Mitchell-Cardenas of Mutemath. It should come as no surprise that there are huge Mutemath vibes, be they in the funky percussive lines, the strut of sweet guitar riffs, or some fat bass tones. Did I mention a few Mutemath members guest feature their piano and organ playing talents? To add onto that, the single is the first to introduce a pop-oriented direction in rhythm and structure that calls to mind a mix of Two Door Cinema Club and Phantogram, marking a new...
Today we're so excited to premiere a new Forever Came Calling track "Endangered Innocent" which comes from their split with Family Thief. Frontman Joe Candelaria has always had a knack for writing poetic and gut-wrenching lyrics, and he doesn't let up on his beautiful lyrics on this track. The split is set for release on Nov. 19th on Pure Noise and is available for pre-order. Head to the replies to listen to the track.
Head to the replies to hear our exclusive premiere of Felled Trees' (Thrice, Samiam, No Motiv) cover of Dinosaur Jr.'s "I Ain't Sayin." Blair Shehan from The Jealous Sound sings this track, which comes from their cover-to-cover rendition of Dinosaur Jr.'s album, Where You Been. You can pre-order Felled Trees' version, entitled Where We Been, here.
There's some buzz swarming around Nashville's Daisyhead. The band will release its debut 7" I Couldn't Face You via Spartan Records on November 5th (available for pre-order) and will be playing a hometown "record release" show with Balance and Composure and Courtesy Drop on November 7th. Today, we are premiering a new song from that EP titled "Numbing Truth" The complexity and energy on this song is palpable and if you dig bands like B&C and Daylight, then this is for you. Check it out in the replies.
After playing for over a decade in The Scarlet Ending, Kayleigh Goldsworthy is looking to release her debut solo record, Burrower. To help out, she recruited everyone from Jay Weinberg (Against Me!) to Kiel Feher (Selena Gomez) to Jani Zubkovs (Sainthood Reps), amongst others. Today, we are excited to premiere "Tennessee," which can be heard on her AP.net Profile or in the replies. She has spent the last year sharing the stage with bands ranging from Against Me! to Lights. Burrower releases on November 5th.
On October 22nd, PLS PLS will release its debut album, LP LP, on October 22nd via El Camino Media. Today, we have the exclusive premiere of the entire album, which you can stream in the replies. It's a good mixture of 60s Wall of Sound to 70s rock to 80s dance to future pop. Check it out and if you dig it, it's available for pre-order.
How about some delicious UK metal to start your day? Brighton's Anacondas will be releasing its Prosthetic Records debut, Sub Contra Blues, on October 15th. And we're gonna slap you in the face today with a new song titled "Simianimal," which you can stream in the replies. If you dig the rhythms of Pelican and Cave-In, then this will be right in your strike zone. Let's get sludgy.
Today we're streaming 3 new tracks from northeast punk rockers Downbound City. Technically, the release is considered a single with two bonus tracks that is available through Death To False Hope Records. If you're someone who is into the community of bands that labels like Paper + Plastick, Red Scare, and other like-minded punk labels created, this will be sure to give you a new band to check out. Head to the replies to hear the tracks.
If you're a fan of female-fronted indie rock and are drawn towards the musical stylings of Death Cab For Cutie and the like, then you should check out Boston, MA, The Deep North. We are premiering a new song titled "We Are Only Strangers," which is off the band's upcoming new album, Sound & Light (available on October 15th). Check out the song in the replies and let us know what you think.
You can check out our exclusive premiere of Story of the Year's acoustic rendition of "And the Hero Will Drown" in the replies. It's off the Page Avenue acoustic album, Ten Years and Counting, which will be available this upcoming Tuesday, October 8th.
We've reached the penultimate installment of Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. The ninth chapter is set to "When in Roam" and lives up to its refrain of "Live free, die free." Head to the replies to watch as loose ends are tied up. Be sure to tune in next week for the film's grand finale.
On October 15th, Anberlin will release Devotion: Vital Special Edition, a collection containing unreleased, remixed, and brand new material. Today, we have the exclusive premiere of another new song from the band, titled "Dead American." Check it out in the replies and make sure you pre-order the album physically or digitally.
At this point, I'm pretty sure TYM can do no wrong. We all loved Daytrader, we're all excited about Some Stranger, and the vocalists' upcoming release may be his best yet. Today we're premiering "Chasing Ghosts," the first single from TYM's upcoming release, Third Acts - check out the song, tracklist, and album art in the replies.
On October 15th, Handsome Foxes and Unifier will release a split EP, titled F+U, digitally via Autumn + Colour. Today, we're premiering the entire thing in all its glory - a loud mixture of emo, punk, and 90's alt. Check it out in the replies and, if you like what you hear, pre-order it on iTunes.
Today we're bringing you a brand new track from Oklahoma City punks Red City Radio. Head to the replies or the AP.net profile to listen to "The Silence Between," which happens to be the closing track off of Titles, which drops on October 15th through Paper + Plastick. If you like what you hear you can pre-order the record right now.
Today we're premiering a new track from Front Porch Step entitled "Run Away." It comes from the Ohio-based solo act's Pure Noise debut Aware. The acoustic act utilizes "heart on his sleeve" lyrics that showcases his ability to create easily relatable lyrics for the listener. Listen to "Run Away" in the replies. It is available for pre-order.
Seaway are all set to release their debut full length, Hoser, on October 15th via Mutant League Records. To give you a taste of the album, we are excited to premiere "The Weight," featuring Silverstein's Shane Told. Check it out on their AP.net Profile or in the replies. The track is sure to be a fan favorite off the album. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the album or get it on iTunes.
On October 22nd, Cleveland's Signals Midwest will release one of my favorite punk albums of 2013 - the stellar Light On The Lake. But before that happens, we are premiering a new song (and one of my favorites from the LP) today titled "San Anselmo" in the replies. Intricate guitar riffs are woven into the fist-pumping nature of the song, as it is a song that'll make you turn the volume up to 11. After you fall in love with this song, make sure to pre-order the record from Tiny Engines and/or pick up a digital download for $5 from Bandcamp.