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To celebrate Looking For Alaska's recent release of their new Sing Your Heart Out EP, we're streaming "Holden Caulfield" (yeah, yeah, we know itís a Salinger reference). Exercising a very different feel than the band's previous progressive material, the track has a pop-rock vibe due to guitarist Calvin Lauber taking over vocal duties. Hear it on their AP.net Profile or in the replies. Be sure to read our review of the EP.
Ryan Gardner on 10/03/12 - 11:18 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from All She Wrote. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/02/12 - 09:36 PM
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to the band for hanging out with us tonight. Buy the new album next week!

The guys from Texas In July will be dropping in to chat with us at 7:30 PM EST. The band will be releasing its self-titled album (the band's second for Equal Vision) next Tuesday and will be heading out on tour next week. Feel free to ask them any questions regarding the new album, the tour, and everything else in between.
Drew Beringer on 10/02/12 - 05:26 PM
Out there's a land where time don't command.
ReviewsAll Time Low - Don't Panic (Christian Wagner)
Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence (Jason Gardner)
Caspian - Waking Season (Blake Solomon)
Abandoned Pools - Sublime Currency (Craig Manning)
In Dying Arms - Boundaries (Jason Gardner)
Blake Solomon on 10/01/12 - 10:49 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Slaves to the Pavement. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/01/12 - 09:27 PM
Tomorrow the guys from Texas In July will be stopping by to chat at 7:30 PM EST. Don't miss it.
Drew Beringer on 10/01/12 - 06:05 PM
And we're now officially into October. Where the fuck has this year gone? The AP.net staff has put together our monthly playlist of songs that were released in September that we loved, and thought you should check out. You can stream all of those in the replies, and if we missed some that we should spin, leave a comment.
Jason Tate on 10/01/12 - 03:55 PM
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to the guys in Set It Off for taking some time out of their day to chat with us. Go buy their new album.

The guys from Set It Off will be dropping in to chat with us at 5 PM EST. The band just recently released its Equal Vision debut Cinematics and are currently on tour. Feel free to ask them any questions regarding the new album, the tour, the band's involvement with VH1's Save The Music Foundation, and everything else in between.
Drew Beringer on 10/01/12 - 02:49 PM
It's the first day of October, which means we're officially in countdown mode for The Fest 11, which takes place from October 26-28 in Gainesville, Fla., this year. I wanted to kick off coverage of the punk rock mecca with a list of 10 bands you should watch, but then I figured since it's the 11th incarnation of the festival, I should go ahead and make it 11 bands. I sat down to write the list and simply had too many good groups to spotlight, so I doubled the length to 22. Blame organizer Tony Weinbender and the rest of the Fest crew for drawing up too good of a lineup. Without further ado, you can head to the replies to check out our list of 22 bands to check out at The Fest 11. If...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/01/12 - 04:08 AM
Set It Off will be chatting on the site tomorrow (Monday October 1st) at 5 PM EST. So make plans to hang out with us tomorrow afternoon.
Drew Beringer on 09/30/12 - 02:33 PM
I need you in my head, is there a place for me in yours?
Staff InterviewsTake One Car (Kelly Doherty)
Kelly Doherty on 09/30/12 - 12:17 PM
Today's edition of the Self-Promotion Spotlight highlights Tampa, FL's Red Room Cinema. This duo, which has been making music since 2004, just released their newest album Apsis on New Granada Records. The post-rock outfit plays music that is equal parts uplifting, searing and memorable. Fans of Isis, Maserati, Mogwai and Tristeza will certainly find a kinship with this sun-drenched duo. For more information on being the featured Self-Promotion Spotlight band/artist, sign up for an AP.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Gregory Robson on 09/30/12 - 11:18 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 09/30/12 - 12:05 AM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 09/29/12 - 12:42 PM
Jason Tate on 09/29/12 - 06:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 09/28/12 - 11:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Negative Three. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/27/12 - 09:30 PM
I'll be interviewing The Swellers this weekend, if there are any questions you want me to ask the band, post them in the replies. Thanks.
Drew Beringer on 09/27/12 - 12:50 PM
Total loss.
ReviewsSummer Heart - About A Feeling (Blake Solomon)
Bone Dance - Bone Dance (Jason Gardner)
Touche Amore/The Casket Lottery - Split (Jason Gardner)
Blake Solomon on 09/27/12 - 08:13 AM
I can do baby or I can do geezer murder mystery, but I can't do both.
Staff Reviews Goodnight, Texas - A Long Life of Living (Gregory Robson)
Apollo Run - Here Be Dragons, Vol. III (Gregory Robson)

InterviewJust Like Vinyl (Jason Gardner)
Jason Gardner on 09/25/12 - 11:24 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Marcus Kimaro. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/25/12 - 09:23 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Fathoms. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/24/12 - 09:48 PM
And your voice in the back of my head, wishing things could be quiet.
Staff InterviewsAaron Crawford/Cavity Colors (Dre Okorley)
Gatherer (Kelly Doherty)
Dre Okorley on 09/24/12 - 12:38 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 09/23/12 - 06:35 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews, posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 09/23/12 - 02:28 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 09/22/12 - 11:10 PM
Jason Tate on 09/22/12 - 06:00 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 on twitter. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 09/21/12 - 11:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Silent Land Time Machine. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/20/12 - 10:48 PM
This week I'm calling to arms a campaign to end the elitist cancer we sometimes harness against the Top 40 radio that we tend to forget we were brought up on. You can read my thoughts on The Melvins being influenced by KISS and how Brand New's The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me is more Perfect From Now On than The Bends. After that, hit the replies and answer me this: Why do you have certain tendencies to harbor "underground" music as better than radio gems? Do you ever find elements in something you like in something you hate? Have you ever not checked out a band because they were too "radio friendly" for you? What does "radio friendly" even mean for that matter?
Adam Pfleider on 09/20/12 - 08:40 AM
Staff ReviewsThe Casualties - Resistance (Jason Gardner)
As I Lay Dying - Awakened (Jason Gardner)
Festival ReviewsLeeds Festival (Andy Biddulph)
Staff InterviewsISSUES (Jake Denning)
Jason Gardner on 09/19/12 - 04:57 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Nick McKerl. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/18/12 - 09:28 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Liar Liar. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/17/12 - 09:07 PM
Read our interview with Thy Will Be Done vocalist J. Costa here. He discusses the band's upcoming EP, Temple, their new album, Eye.On Lion Recordings, the current state of metalcore and more.
From the InterviewWhen I was growing up, there was no internet, there were no laptops, there was no ProTools, and there were fewer bands. My opinion, like anyone else's opinion, is subjective. When we're young and impressionable, we often try and emulate what inspires us until, if we do, grow into ourselves. The new generation has grown up with all these technologies that I didn't have at their age. So, of course new influences beget new trends. How did Black Sabbath or the Bad Brains feel...
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/17/12 - 06:15 PM
Today, we are excited to announce in conjunction with PropertyOfZack a partnership with Topshelf Records to sponsor the CMJ Showcase in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 19. The showcase will open at 6 p.m. - a Facebook event can be seen here - and will include performances by The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Slingshot Dakota, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, and a few other special guests who will be announce the day before the show. If you're in New York City for the festivities for that weekend, be sure to come out and support Topshelf and all the bands, and you'll be able to pick up some AP.net merch at the showcase as well. Check out the admat...
Thomas Nassiff on 09/17/12 - 03:08 PM
"And I met you between the wax and the needle and the words of my favorite song..."
InterviewsThy Will Be Done (Alex DiVincenzo)
The Chariot (Jason Gardner)
Show ReviewsThe Gaslight Anthem - Detroit, Mi (Craig Manning)
Craig Manning on 09/17/12 - 07:25 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 09/16/12 - 08:59 AM
Today's self-promotion spotlight is a twofer, courtesy of drummer/mixing engineer Alex Dobbert. His contributions to Nashville singer/songwriter Ernest Young's soaring anthem "No Man's Land," seems like a fine place to start this Sunday morning. "No Man's Land," is a radio single just waiting to be heard/found. Head to Ernest's Bandcamp to hear the song. For more information on being the featured Self-Promotion Spotlight band/artist, sign up for an AP.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Gregory Robson on 09/16/12 - 07:51 AM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews, chats and live sessions posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 09/15/12 - 12:32 PM
Jason Tate on 09/15/12 - 06:00 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 on twitter. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 09/14/12 - 11:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Starlight Envy. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/13/12 - 08:59 PM
This week, an incredibly influential label shut down its production. Hydra Head Industries isn't the first label to close its doors, and it won't be the last. Bringing my column back this week, you can head here for some thoughts of where contemporary labels should take from Hydra Head's running core of business and community. After giving it a once over, my question today is do you think labels will be obsolete in the future, and what can they do to keep production going? Should focus shift completely to digital, or is the resurgence of vinyl and other physical avenues a way to keep the tangible medium interesting and alive? What are your favorite labels, and beyond the music you like...
Adam Pfleider on 09/13/12 - 10:20 AM
You can check out our interview with Glass Cloud here. Be sure and check out the band this fall, as they support Miss May I, as well as The Ghost Inside, Like Moths To Flame, and The Amity Affliction.
From The InterviewI think the most valuable thing I took from Berklee was the importance of networking. It doesn't matter how talented you are if you don't get involved with people. That's just the reason bands who make bad music can still get really big. They work hard. You have to respect that even if you don't dig what they do. That's humbling as a trained musician. All of the actual musical training was beautiful too. But, it's the social aspect of Berklee that I found to be most...
Jake Denning on 09/12/12 - 06:47 AM
Remember to stop by tonight at 10 PM EST/7 PM PST to chat with @JADEDPUNKHULK. I promise you this will be legendary.
Christian Wagner on 09/12/12 - 06:27 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Codejak. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/11/12 - 08:47 PM
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