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Fine Fine Titans answered our interview; read it here.
After we finished our short set, for some reason, people wanted more! Never being a band to disappoint, our fill in guitar player ripped into a barely recognizable version of ďEverlongĒ by the Foo Fighters that we had never practiced before. Ever. And we completely bombed it. Somehow, we managed to drag our way through it to the end, but not without hitting just about every speed bump along the way. We overplayed the chorus, underplayed the verses, and I even think the drums were in the wrong key, which Iím formerly thought was impossible.
Zac Djamoos on 03/21/14 - 09:07 PM
We're aware of some of the wonky bugs going on with the website at the moment. I think I've figured out and am aware of most of them -- but if you come across something could you let me know in the replies (or if the site's not working to post on Twitter)? Sorry for the inconvenience we are definitely trying to get everything sorted out. This is why I drink.
Jason Tate on 03/21/14 - 02:14 PM
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 post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 03/21/14 - 10:00 AM
We're back this week with another AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. For today's playlist, I handpicked a batch of songs from some of my favorite springtime albums, new and old, for a playlist to soundtrack this year's spring season. You can check out a Spotify link in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 03/21/14 - 09:45 AM
Read our interview with Boston Calling Music Festival co-founder and producer Brian Appel. The upcoming third event takes place in downtown Boston from May 23-25 with performances from Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Brand New, The Decemberists and more.
With the alternating stages weíre able to setup for the next band while one band is performing. Thereís no waiting in between bands. We can seamlessly move on to the next performer within seconds of the other finishing, which ultimately leads to the ability to book more on our lineup and for the audience to see all the bands that they came for.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/21/14 - 07:44 AM
Nikol filled out our interview. See what she said.
I am a certified phlebotomistÖdrawing bloodÖI took the course with my older brother because he asked me to, and yeahÖI can do that. I donít though. He does, and heís great at it.
Zac Djamoos on 03/19/14 - 08:05 PM
There will be scheduled maintenance on the AP.net database and servers tonight at 10pm (PST). It should take about two hours and the site may be unusable or down during the process. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 07:23 PM
There are heaps of great pop-rock bands kicking around the UK at the moment. Three of them are heading out on tour together this week, which is handy. Hit the replies for the lowdown on Natives (ex-Not Advised), Bleach Blood (ex-The King Blues) and Arches and to see the schedule for their tour, which begins tonight in Bristol.
Andy Biddulph on 03/19/14 - 10:12 AM
That's Not My Baby answered our interview; see what they had to say.
If you arenít a big name pop star or have a really good record label promoting you donít have much of a chance to get on major stations. Itís not the radio stations fault. To become a successful radio station you have to appeal to a really broad audience, and with satellite radio and services like Spotify and iTunes it has become really easy to find music that like and avoid the radio completely. So if youíre like us, not a pop band, and donít necessarily have large listener appeal we donít stand much of a chance.
Zac Djamoos on 03/18/14 - 08:16 PM
Today is Jason's birthday! Wish him a good one in the replies or on Twitter.
Ryan Gardner on 03/18/14 - 05:59 AM
The Nearly Deads' vocalist Theresa Jeane answered our random interview; check it out.
We offer something that is so hard to define, so hard to classify or label, and that's a good thing! We genuinely enjoy what we do and we have fun. That's something that comes through in the music. We're regular people, and I sing about regular stuff. It's a very raw sound, and we don't try too hard. So, if you like good, honest rock and roll, we're the band for you.
Zac Djamoos on 03/17/14 - 09:00 PM
You can check out our interview with Blackbear here. We talk about working with Basecamp on his debut album The Afterglow, Spotify, Warped Tour, and more. He currently is out with T.Mills and MOD SUN on the rest of the "All I Wanna Do" tour, dates are in the replies.
Jake Denning on 03/17/14 - 08:05 PM
Got a bad case of the Mondays? Hop over to the AP Plug.dj room for some tunes!

Edit: We're all finished.
Anthony Sorendino on 03/17/14 - 05:58 PM
Hit the replies to check out my recap of the last day, Day 4 (Saturday), of SXSW. You can check out my recap of Day 1 (Wednesday), Day 2 (Thursday), and Day 3 (Friday) as well. That's a wrap - what a great week!
Ryan Gardner on 03/16/14 - 10:20 AM
"The pills that you gave didn't do anything. I just slept for years on end, fuck."
Staff ReviewsReal Estate - Atlas (Kelly Doherty)
Gameface - Come On Down (Zac Djamoos)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Jonathan Bautts)
Zac Djamoos on 03/15/14 - 09:33 AM
Hit the replies to check out my recap of Day 3 (Friday) of SXSW. You can check out my recap of Day 1 (Wednesday) and Day 2 (Thursday) as well. Make sure to follow me at @RyanGardnerC on Twitter or Instagram for random thoughts and reviews during the day before I recap them.
Ryan Gardner on 03/15/14 - 07:35 AM
Night Windows filled out our interview, the answers to which can be found here.
I looked everywhere and came up with a ton of names, and the only name that really stuck in my mind was Night Windows. So, I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite bands (The Weakerthans) and name the band Night Windows after one of John K. Samson's most beloved songs.
Zac Djamoos on 03/14/14 - 08:46 PM
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 post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 03/14/14 - 10:00 AM
It's time again for our latest and greatest feature, AbsolutePlaylist, where one of us knuckleheads does a very little amount of work that seems impressive because it's a list! In this week's installment, I have created an ode to the poorly written word, a grouping of songs I turn to when I simply can't procrastinate any more and must just sit down and write something. Maybe you have the same dilemma, and maybe someone is always threatening to fire you because, in their words, "You aren't very good at writing for being a writer." Whatever your need, here are some songs.
Blake Solomon on 03/14/14 - 08:22 AM
Hit the replies to check out my recap of Day 2 (Thursday) of SXSW. You can check out my recap of Day 1 (Wednesday) as well. Make sure to follow me at @RyanGardnerC on Twitter or Instagram for random thoughts and reviews during the day before I recap them. Today Iíll be hanging out at the Charlie Says Fest that we are sponsoring to see Diamond Youth, Driver Friendly, Pup, Tiny Moving Parts, For The Foxes, and NGHBRS.
Ryan Gardner on 03/14/14 - 07:46 AM
Something You Whisper filled out our interview, which can be read here.
People should listen to our band because we arenít dumbing down the music. I get that there needs to be the hooks and the repetition, but Iím blown away at the amount of music out there with no actual meaning. I think music has the power to heal people, and save lives, and I just hate to see some musicians wasting their opportunity to change lives with invaluable lyrics. Maybe their goal was strictly to make money, so in that case, congratulations for meeting your goals. No one is failing if they are reaching their goals I just have different ones.
Zac Djamoos on 03/13/14 - 08:12 PM
This year at SXSW, I'm providing daily recaps of the festival. Here's the recap from a small part of Tuesday but mainly Wednesday. Make sure to come back every day to read recaps of the rest of the days. Make sure to follow me at @RyanGardnerC on Twitter or Instagram for random thoughts and reviews during the day before I recap them. Today Iím planning to spend the afternoon alternating between the Topshelf Showcase and Equal Vision/Pure Noise showcase. Iím hopefully seeing The 1975 at the MTV Woodies tonight.
Ryan Gardner on 03/13/14 - 08:14 AM
Heyrocco filled out our interview - check it out.
I love all the asshole BS that goes on. when you find someone to work with that is also a fan and friend it makes the journey that much more enjoyable. A band is usually only as big as they are good. That part isn't up to the industry. We're not that big now for a reason, we're not as good as we're going to be. Although, I'd like to stop hearing so many people say they know 'how the music industry is these days' but that's not something the industry can change.
Zac Djamoos on 03/12/14 - 07:59 PM
Joe Chang of Gold Light took some time to answer our random interview. His answers can be found here.
Also it seems like early on a lot of those traveling band guys approached touring as like grinding it out, it had to be done to get their music out there, and there's something fascinating to me about that. Like being a rock musician was like punching a clock, and it was approached with this sense of a workingman's ethic, not celebrity or whatever, I like the honor in that. I mean, it still happens, it just seems like it was different back then.
Zac Djamoos on 03/11/14 - 07:45 PM
I'm just pulling on a line.
ReviewsNothing - Guilty of Everything (Blake Solomon)
The Chain Gang of 1974 - Daydream Forever (Gregory Robson)
Farewell Flight - I Was A Ghost (Gregory Robson)
Man With A Mission - Don't Feel The Distance EP (Gregory Robson)
Blake Solomon on 03/11/14 - 05:16 AM
Best Day Ever filled out our random interview, read it.
More than 13 years ago, Brian and Jeff met at a Christian camp in the Poconos as "camp counselors." They each thought the other was crazy but the music brought them together as friends.
Zac Djamoos on 03/10/14 - 08:04 PM
Spring Break is kicking off and that means it's time for SXSW to start up! I'll be hanging out throughout Austin this week, catching as many shows as I can. If you're around or you see me, feel free to give me a shout. You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@RyanGardnerC) to stay updated with what I'm doing. I think I'll be starting either tomorrow or Wednesday, and I'll be posting daily recaps on the site. Let the excitement, insanity, and exhaustion begin!
Ryan Gardner on 03/10/14 - 09:46 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 03/09/14 - 07:35 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today, I'm bringing you a playlist of songs written and released when the band members were teenagers. Check out a Spotify link in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 03/07/14 - 01:38 PM
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 post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 03/07/14 - 10:00 AM
Still the Sky's Limit filled out our interview, and that can be found here.
As with any artist, we put every ounce of effort that we have into every single note of every song, so I'd say an answer would lay within our passion for music itself. These songs are literally first hand experiences of my life (Johnnyb.), and mean the world to me, so to have even one person enjoy them, and hopefully be able to relate on a certain level in their own life is such a gratifying experience. We have received the amazing compliment that our style of rock is different than many people have heard and they have trouble categorizing us. That's one of the best compliments I've ever heard.
Zac Djamoos on 03/06/14 - 07:54 PM
King Goat filled out our random interview; read it.
I don't think that we really have a place on standard radio. Do many people even listen to the radio nowadays? (Unless they drive a taxi.) We're lucky enough that we live in an age where we have instant access to so much music, as well as fantastic recommendation services (last.fm, etc.) that radio isn't always the most efficient way to hear new music for a lot of people.
Zac Djamoos on 03/05/14 - 06:47 PM
What albums would you call "AP.net classics"? The albums that when you hear you think of this website?
Jason Tate on 03/04/14 - 03:48 PM
Here is Two-Bit Sister's interview.
I think the diversity of radio now, means there's probably a good size station for virtually every genre, which is a plus I think. It's good that people aren't forced to listen to mainstream stuff, even if it means a smaller potential audience on a given station.
Zac Djamoos on 03/03/14 - 06:51 PM
The Oscar broadcast is starting as I type these words. Do you think Gravity will win Best Picture, or will the Academy go for something more traditional like 12 Years a Slave? Will Bono try to cure world hunger during U2's performance? Share your predictions in the thread, or just stop by and enjoy the show with us.
Craig Manning on 03/02/14 - 05:32 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 03/02/14 - 09:08 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 post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/28/14 - 10:00 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. This week I'm taking you to the local bar here at UConn where if you don't put money in the jukebox, the music stops and everyone gets awkward. Thankfully, they have great drink deals, so I spend more money on songs than on beer - here's what I put on in the last month. Check out the playlist on Rdio and Spotify in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/28/14 - 08:12 AM
Kwolek's interview's up right here.
I used to only really listen to radio in the car. Now I don't own one, so I don't really know radio anymore. Yet I've seen stats that suggest that nearly everyone still listens to it. Clear Channel sucks wango, of course. Is college radio still viable? Is there any recent artist who can say "radio was where I was discovered?" I tend to think "no," but maybe I'm just a dick.
Zac Djamoos on 02/27/14 - 05:59 PM
You can read Nameless' interview here.
The word "Nameless" tries to suggest the idea of a lack of identity. We think that this feeling could be recognized and shared by lot of people, beyond the different personalities, because it focuses on something intimate and unconscious, hard to admit but often true.
Zac Djamoos on 02/26/14 - 07:39 PM
Today we're featuring a song from Indiana pop-rock band My Sweet Fall. The young band just put out its new record Cheap Therapy and we're streaming the track "Make You Mine." Listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/26/14 - 06:53 AM
Oh Captive filled out our interview; read what they had to say over here.
Listening to "Africa" by Toto in the car. If an alien came to earth and asked for a single song to represent our planet's music, I'd want it to be that.
Zac Djamoos on 02/25/14 - 07:42 PM
Day at the Fair - one of the most underappreciated bands of the Drive-Thru Records glory days - is back with their first song in nine years. Head to the replies to stream "The Brightening," which was produced by Rob Freeman. If you like what you hear, pick up the single on Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon. All profits will go toward the recording of their final album, The Epilogue, which is due out later this year on Broken Heart Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/25/14 - 07:45 AM
Audrey Sinead took the time to fill out our interview; you can read that here.
My favorite song to play right now is my new single called "Say It Again." My boyfriend lives in Scotland, so the song is about how hard it can be to be in a long distance relationship, but itíll be worth it eventually when we wonít have to wait months to see each other anymore.
Zac Djamoos on 02/24/14 - 08:41 PM
A bunch of our forum members have got together once again to record some covers and put them together as part of a compilation. You can check out the full thing here.

Tracklisting
1. Ryan McAvoy (Ryan McAvoy) - Play Crack The Sky (Brand New)
2. Cootie Catcher (brandsonemanband) - Call Me Maybe Remix (Carly Rae Jepsen)
3. Open to Fire (Paulb-182)- Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
4. Belmore Cub (Kyle Huntington) - Cavalier (James Vincent McMorrow)
5. As Gideon Weeps (nfarreler) - 400 Lux (Lorde)
6. The Kinky Rite - Lua (Bright Eyes)
7. misewell (bobsheiskaway) - House of Gold (twenty one pilots)
8. City Mouth (fourchordwonder) - Sore Thumb (The Format)
9. John Thomy (unclear lies)-...
Kyle Huntington on 02/24/14 - 10:12 AM
The fellas in Beartooth will be chatting with us today at 1pm PST/4pm EST, under the following usernames: CalebBeartooth, NickBeartooth, TaylorBeartooth, and BrandonBeartooth. They're currently on the road supporting Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, and others, so feel free to ask them about how the tour is going, or ask them about their current release, the Sick EP.

Update: The guys are unfortunately unable to make it to chat today, so we're going to re-schedule for a close time in the future. We'll keep you posted as to when they'll be coming through. - JD
Jake Denning on 02/23/14 - 12:23 PM
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