As I wrote about last week, we're taking this week off of the AP.net podcast because I'm out of town. We'll be back on our regular schedule next week. I figured this would be a good time to highlight some of my favorite episodes we've recorded so far. If you haven't given the podcast a try yet, maybe this week's a good week to catch up on a few episodes. As always, we're looking to hear from the listeners about new topic ideas, suggestions, and other questions you'd like for us to cover. Please leave those in the comments or Tweet at us with the #askAP hashtag. We've got a lot planned for the podcast over the rest of the year, thanks to everyone that listens.
I the Mighty will release Connector on June 2nd via Equal Vision Records. It's available for pre-order now. Head to the replies to watch their music video for a new song titled "Playing Catch with .22."
1. An Epilogue as a Prologue
2. Lady of Death
3. The Lying Eyes of Miss Erray
6. Slow Dancing Forever
8. Playing Catch with .22
9. Andrew's Song
10. The Hound and the Fox
11. (No) Faith in Fate
12. The Frame I: Betrayal in the Watchtower
Apple and Beats are pushing ahead with a streaming service that would aim to take on the likes of Spotify and Rdio. Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is said to be playing a major role in the new venture.
The new music app, which is a collaborative effort between Mr. Reznor and other Apple and Beats employees, including Jimmy Iovine — who founded Beats with the hip-hop star Dr. Dre — will feature the streaming music service with many of the same characteristics as the Beats Music streaming service, one Apple employee said. Those may include curated playlists and a more vivid visual appeal, while conforming to Apple’s sleek and minimal design aesthetic, one person said. The name Beats...
Warped Tour have officially announced the next seven bands added to the tour: A+ Dropouts (6/19-7/3), Attila, August Burns Red, Drama Club, False Puppet (7/23-8/8), Memphis May Fire, and We Came As Romans.
Square has launched a new feature as part of their Cash app called "$Cashtags." The basic idea is that you can register a tag (kind of like a username) and then anyone can send you cash directly to that tag. The blog post announcing this feature talks about how the company envisions this being a great way for artists to collect money, tips, and things like that. Bands, labels, and artists may want to register their names if you think you're ever going to use the service. And, if you'd like to send me some money to go buy beer and fast-food, you can do that at $chorus.
We think $Cashtags are a fantastic marketing service that lets your customers, donors, fans, or even friends pay you...
Jonny Craig has quietly released The Le Cube Sessions, a 10 track album that includes 5 original songs and 5 remixes. You can pick it up over here, or stream it here. Craig is currently on the road with his band Slaves as part of The Color Morale's Hold On Pain Ends U.S. headlining tour.
How a group of 80’s Cuban misfits found rock-and-roll and created a revolution within a revolution, going into exile without ever leaving home. In a collaboration with Radio Ambulante, reporter Luis Trelles bring us the story of how punk rock’s arrival in Cuba allowed a small band of outsiders to sentence themselves to death and set themselves free.
Tomorrow at 2pm PST/5pm EST, the guys from Enter Shikari will be stopping by to chat. You can ask them about their upcoming headlining tour, which kicked off yesterday (dates are in the replies). You could also ask them about their brand new record, The Mindsweep. Heck, you could ask them about what their favorite thing to eat on tour is.
You may know Providence, RI's The Illumination as a post-hardcore outfit, but they've reinvented themselves as a rock band similar to 30 Seconds to Mars and Imagine Dragons. Head to the replies to see their new lyric video for "A Chance to Change My Ways," an acoustic reworking of a song that originally appeared on their 2013 InVogue Records debut, Departures. They'll be releasing a new single titled "Wish You Away" later this spring.
French metalcore band All the Shelters recently performed an acoustic version of their song "At Heaven's Gate" from last year's Famined Records debut Chasing Light. It's a far cry from the band's typical sound, as you might expect, but there's nothing wrong with a little change of pace. Check that video out in the replies.