Beta State has released its new album, #Friendship, today and it's our featured stream of the day. Check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. You can purchase it via iTunes and Amazon.
American Fangs debut, American Fangs, is streaming here and if you like it, pick up a copy. Recommended if you're a fan of bands like letlive. (without the screams), The Sleeping, Paramore, The Body Rampant, I Am The Avalanche.
Spotify is rolling out Total Plays to the Popular Tracks section of each Artist Profile. All Spotify users will have the feature in the coming weeks, though many are seeing the numbers already. Can you see Total Plays? Any numbers surprise you?
Because there are crappy people in the world, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die's upcoming record, Whenever, If Ever, was leaked a full month ahead of release date. But to make the best of a shit situation, Topshelf Records has put the album up for stream early here (you can also stream it in the replies). You can also buy the album for $7 on the band's Bandcamp or pre-order a physical copy (CD or LP) here. I urge any of you who have downloaded or streamed the record to please pick it up, as it's one of the best records you'll hear in 2013.
Long rumored, now a reality: Google has launched their $9.99 a month on-demand music service.
Google just launched an on-demand subscription music service and Spotify competitor called “Google Play Music All Access”. It’s web and mobile interfaces feature millions of songs you can play instantly, personal recommendations, charts and playlists, and the ability to turn any song into an instant radio station. It launches today on the web and mobile in the US for $9.99 a month, comes with a free trial month, and early adopters get it for $7.99.
In September our full-length album will come out. We just finished recording it. We've been working over the past six months, really. It'll be ready in September. We're very excited about it. It's actually going to be self-titled, because we couldn't really sum up the album with a name, so it's simply going to be called The 1975.