A Brilliant Lie have announced a three EP series, entitled Threads, to be released between now and next July. The first installment, Threads: Cutter, will be released on July 17. The artwork can be viewed in the replies, and the EP can be preordered at the band's website.
1. Always at Odds
3. Circles for Sewing
4. Drive til Morning
5. Bittered Bones
The AP.net staff is here to bring you a different playlist every Friday to soundtrack your summer. Last week, we took your suggestions and crafted a Feel Good Hits of the Summer Playlist. This week, things are getting a little bit darker. We're taking you to one of the staples of summer: the late night drive. This is one to throw on while your aimlessly cruising through the backstreets at 3 AM. So roll those windows down, and check out the playlist in the replies.
The UK rock band, Blitz Kids have called it quits. They have also cancelled their upcoming UK tour and will be scheduling a farewell tour.
I don’t want to talk in clichés or metaphor, so I’m just going to come straight out with it. It is with heavy hearts but heads held high that we must announce it is time for us to take our leave.
We have always said that we are friends, first and foremost, before a band. And it is as friends that we have reached this decision to end this incredible adventure that we started 8 years ago. Between then and now, this band has taken us to beautiful places that we’d never have experienced without it, and introduced us to people who we consider family and...
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Safe To Say just signed with SideOneDummy in the U.S. and New Damage in Canada. An EP called Hiding Games will be released on July 31st and a new song called "Summer Sickness" is streaming over at AltPress.
What happens when the power goes out in the middle of recording a podcast? Welp, you lose the first few minutes of your talk about The Wonder Years apparently. We were able to salvage the conversation using my back-up recording; however, Thomas's vocals are a little different for the first five to ten minutes of this one -- sorry about that -- we get that fixed relatively quickly and then we're on to a jam-packed episode. We start with talking about The Wonder Year's new song, video, album, and everything associated with that. Then we move into a talk all about the newly released Apple Music. What are our thoughts? Are we going to stick with it? What do we like, dislike, hate, and love?...
Following the earlier announcement that The Libertines would release their first album in 11 years in September, the band has now unveiled the first single and video from it titled "Gunga Din". Hit the replies to check it out.
Once in a while, I come across a new band I can't get enough of. Narrow / Arrow falls in that category. The first time I heard "Savior Talk" from their upcoming EP Middle Children, I couldn't wait to hit repeat - the melodies and Cody Nicolas' incredibly emotive vocal bursts at the end of the song make the listener yearn for more. I'm happy to be sharing this song on AP.net today (below), so take a listen and let us know what you think. While the band shares common elements with the likes of American Football and TTNG, Narrow / Arrow are set to leave their own mark in the scene and I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve in the coming years.
Looks like the owner of The Rave in Milwaukee told Senses Failon Twitter they couldn't play the venue. Before the account was made private it said the band wouldn't be allowed back at the venue because they disrespected Kevin Lyman.
Guess we aren't allowed to play the Rave now because I spoke out about @Frontporchstep
Unfortunately, due to a personal emergency beyond our control, we will not be able to play our upcoming west coast shows with our friends in Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave, and Extinction AD, nor will be be doing the NYC date with Emery and Fashion Week. We apologize to everyone who was planning on coming out to see these shows. We'll be making up shows as soon as we can. Thank you all so much for your continued support, we are incredibly grateful to every one of you for sticking by us throughout the years. We'll keep you updated on when the make-up shows will be. As always, thanks for everything...we'll see you soon!
Even the police are in on the conspiracy—common questions rape victims will be asked if they report are “What were you wearing?”; “What were you drinking?”; “Did you smile at him?” From the start, the victims are on trial, and after being faced with such oblique distaste and disinterest, most of them choose not to press charges. The process of trying to bring your abuser to justice is long, exhausting, and usually unsatisfying. That’s why...
After stating in a tweet last year that if they got 1,000 re-tweets, they would record an album about the 1996 cinematic masterpiece Space Jam, Sledding With Tigers has just announced their newest record, Come on and Slam, will be released July 24. Stream the first single, "Take It From Me, Michael Jordan," in the replies, where you can also see the artwork and tracklisting.
Hit the replies to hear a new single from The Lighthouse and the Whaler titled "In Motion." The band will release their new album, Mont Royal, on August 28th via Roll Call Records. Fans of Bleachers should give this one a listen.
The superb Gambles has released his new album Vicious Times today and you can listen to it in full via the replies. Produced by Boots, I highly recommend this for fans of Father John Misty, Tom Waits etc. Get on it.
Buffalo, New York punk rock pretty much sums up Thundercloud Kid. The band will release their new EP called Songs About the Hopeless and Mourning on August 28th. We are premiering a new song called "Bad News for Blue Eyes" today. The song really harkens back to old school '90s Fat Wreck bands or more recently a band like Red City Radio. If you're looking for a punk rock song to kick off your holiday weekend, this is it. Give it a listen in the replies.
The Libertines will release their first album in 11 years, Anthems For Doomed Youth, on September 4th. The first single "Gunga Din" will premiere tonight on Annie Mac's BBC 1 show. Pre-orders in various formats are available from here.
2. Gunga Din
3. Fame And Fortune
4. Anthem For Doomed Youth
5. You're My Waterloo
6. Belly Of The Beast
8. Heart Of The Matter
9. Fury Of Chonburi
10. The Milkman's Horse
11. Glasgow Coma Scale Blues
12. Dead For Love
I fell in love with you when I was newly 16 years old. It was 2007, and the first year I’d found a way to get to you. My friend and I made plans, and scrimped and saved, and convinced a parent to drive us all the way out to Wheatland, California to see you. It was one of the best days of my life up until that point. You were the reason I started a band. You were the reason I have a platform to write this today, because you lead me to discover the bands that made me want to write.
But that was then, and things change.
There comes a time where actions have to be amplified louder than words. I’ve loved you as much as I’ve ever loved...
Cardigan Records have signed Santa Cruz, CA, indie rock band Time Spent Driving. They will release Passed & Presence, their first album since 2007's I'm Your Stab in the Back, on July 21. You can preorder it on iTunes now and get three tracks instantly.
Mary Bonney, writing for the LAMusicBlog, on her experiences in the music industry as a music journalist.
The democracy of the Internet is helping female music journalists gain a more level footing, but we need more women fearlessly writing in the face of sexism, like Lisa Robinson and Jessica Hopper and Lisa Robinson, who was famously told by Mick Jagger, “There really is no reason to have women on tour, unless they’ve got a job to do…the only reason is to fuck. Otherwise they get bored; they just sit around and moan.”
Bring Me The Horizon are apparently close to finishing up their new album. It is being mixed by Daniel Lancaster (Lower Than Atlantis, Don Broco, Mallory Knox), with his Facebook page suggesting the final mixes may have just been completed.
This time last year, there were so many of us challenging structures like the Warped Tour on their refusal to accurately represent female artists on their bills. We talked about the way it acts as a barrier to women who wish to get involved in alternative music and the message it sends to female fans that their place is solely in audiences, looking up to male artists and being treated only as groupies, “fangirls” or, if they’re lucky, backstage staff. We called upon Kevin Lyman and his peers to buy into the concept that they have a certain social responsibility to the people that they make their money from.
Today, Front Porch Step is playing the Warped Tour and may possibly play the...