Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive and President of EA Music Group, will be a guest on "Renman Live" on December 3rd at 10AM PST. As President of EA Music Group, Schnur is responsible for the pursuit, creation and continuous development of the global vision for music in all EA games.
A little late on this news post, but last month The Flats (Mat Kerekes from Citizen, his brother Chris and other collaborators) released an album called Liberation & The House In Blue, which you can stream in the replies and pick up for $1 on Bandcamp.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Its Teeth will self-release his new EP, Pulses, on December 16th. You can stream a new song, "Life Support," on bandcamp, where you can also pre-order the EP. All proceeds are being donated to a no-kill animal shelter.
1. Directional Passages
2. Life Support
3. Pulses, Revision v.ii
Well, this year sure seemed to go by quickly. We're currently gearing up for the end of the year feature where we compile all of our favorite albums into a big database for you to search through. While the staff are stressing over putting together their lists, and members are encouraged to post their favorites in our forums, we're also continuing our tradition of asking for lists from band members, label folk, and others in the music industry. If you fit into one of the aforementioned categories and would like to submit your list to us -- please do so here. Everyone here at AP.net would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season, keep an eye out for this feature right around...
As recent research has revealed, rap lyrics have been introduced as evidence of a defendant's criminal behavior in hundreds of cases nationwide, frequently leading to convictions that are based on prosecutors' blatant mischaracterizations of the genre. Ignoring many of the elements that signal rap as form of artistic expression, such as rappers' use of stage names or their frequent use of metaphor and hyperbole, prosecutors will present rap as literal autobiography. In effect, they ask jurors to suspend the distinction between author and narrator, reality and fiction, to secure guilty verdicts.
For me, seeing bands not only being great but also humble and acceptable – that's something that's always been built into the ethic and aesthetic of this city. It doesn't matter how famous you get outside of Seattle; you can't come back and act like an asshole "rock star." If you move to New York or Los Angeles or maybe Nashville, you could go out and be like, "That's a super famous rock star. That's just how he acts." But Seattle doesn't play that shit.
Sony saw a pretty big breach this weekend which lead to a variety of their films (some still in theatres, some not out yet) being leaked. One of the notable films is the To Write Love On Her Arms movie.
“Fury” has been downloaded by over 888,000 unique IP addresses since showing up on peer-to-peer networks on Nov. 27, according to piracy-tracking firm Excipio. That’s high enough to be the second most-downloaded movie currently being pirated, and it’s not out of movie theaters yet. Another big Sony movie, “Annie,” is also being pirated, this one three weeks ahead of its own wide release. Other Sony movies being downloaded include “Mr. Turner,” “Still Alice” and “To Write Love on Her...
December 1st -- the holiday season is upon us! Time to break out the holiday theme. If it doesn't change automatically, or you are all bah humbug and don't like fun ... you can change the default theme in your options
Like Christmas music? The General Forum has posted their annual "Christmas Song List" thread for compiling and talking about all the relevant Christmas tunes that are out there. Great place to start when you're making your holiday playlists.
You Blew It! will release their new EP, Pioneer of Nothing, on January 27th via Jade Tree Records. The band has also announced new tour dates for 2015 with Tiny Moving Parts and Rozwell Kid which you can find in the replies.
The Amsterdam Red-Light District released their sophomore full-length Gone For A While last week via Red-Light Records, and today we're premiering a new music video from that album, "A Chance To Change". Head to the replies to check it out, and if you liked what you heard, you can pick up the album here.
Dr. Dog will release a new live album entitled, Live at a Flamingo Hotel, on January 13th via Anti Records.
01) These Days - 3:09
02) That Old Black Hole - 3:56
03) Heart It Races - 4:12
04) How Long Must I Wait - 3:44
05) The Beach - 5:15
06) The Truth - 4:57
07) Too Weak To Ramble - 5:32
08) Say Ahhh - 4:47
09) Jackie Wants A Black Eye - 4:47
10) Stranger - 4:10
11) Heavy Light - 5:28
12) Worst Trip - 3:34
13) Ain't It Strange - 4:35
14) Shame, Shame - 5:49
15) County Line - 3:50
16) Shadow People - 4:55
17) Broken Heart - 4:06
18) The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer - 4:40
19) Lonesome - 4:35
Mat Kearney will release his new album, Just Kids, on February 24th via Republic Records. He's also announced new tour dates starting in March in support of the new album, which you can find after the jump.
Punk rock superstar, Chris Farren (Fake Problems & Antarctigo Vespucci) will release his new Christmas album appropriately titled, Like A Gift From God Or Whatever tomorrow. For every purchase this December, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). You can stream the first track called "I'm Not Ready For Christmas" on Bandcamp and read Chris' interview over on Noisey.