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Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak is being reissued on vinyl for February 4th as a double LP. Pre-order here.
Jason Tate on 12/31/13 - 01:57 PM
Congratulations to Paramore's Jeremy Davis, whose daughter was born on December 28.
Zac Djamoos on 12/31/13 - 01:10 PM
Twenty One Pilots' new music video for "Truce" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/31/13 - 12:14 PM
Read my review of Bayside's December 29th holiday show in Boston, MA with Man Overboard, Banquets and Modern Baseball.
Bayside have a huge year ahead of them, with the release of Cult on February 18th and a headlining tour kicking off in March, so it only made sense for them to end 2013 in a big way. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better way to end the year than watching Bayside rock a sold out crowd with a great line-up in tow.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/31/13 - 10:00 AM
Ever wonder what Linkin Park would sound like when mixed with Psy? YouTubers RosalinaSama and TripleQ have mixed Hybrid Theory and "Gangnam Style." Check Psybrid Theory out here.
Anthony Sorendino on 12/31/13 - 06:43 AM
Nick Santino and The Northern Wind recently did an Audiotree session. Check it out here.
Anthony Sorendino on 12/31/13 - 06:15 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
Jason Tate on 12/31/13 - 02:00 AM
Stream a new Thief Club track called "Slow Ride" on Bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 12/30/13 - 06:30 PM
As 2013 comes to a close I wanted to take a look at what the biggest stories of the year were here on AP.net. It's been a pretty crazy year for music news ... but it seems no story was bigger than the viral Shone campaign. The top 10 are below, were you here for them all?

1) Shone Viral Campaign
2) Fall Out Boy Announce New Album + Song
3) Mayday Parade Chat
4) 2013 Top 30 Albums by Staff
5) 55th Grammy Award Open Thread
6) The Wonder Years Song + Chat
7) 86th Academy Awards Open Thread
8) For Today's Guitarist Says "No Gay Christians"
9) Fall Out Boy Release "The Phoenix"
10) Chat with William Beckett
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:59 PM
Pre-orders for the Fadeaway Records "Friends" vinyl compilation are now up.

Update: After a quick sell out of the first pressing, a second pressing is now available.
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:34 PM
There for Tomorrow will release a new EP in January. Video announcement in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:29 PM
Rumor has it Jamison Covington (JamisonParker, E for Explosion) is currently recording solo material for an EP release in 2014.
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:26 PM
The other night, Circa Survive performed at the Shrine in Los Angeles to a sold out crowd -- the band announced the show was being professionally filmed for an upcoming DVD/CD.

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Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:23 PM
Linkin Park's re-press of Meteora is up for order on Hot Topic.
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:16 PM
As one of the opening acts during the December 27th date of The Bouncing Souls' Home for The Holidays show, Brian Fallon debuted his new musical project, Molly and The Zombies. The group, which features bassist Catherine Popper, singer/guitarist Brian McGee and drummer Randy Schrager, played five songs -- three originals and two covers. You can check out some video footage in the replies.

Submitted by AP_Punk
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:11 PM
Former Woe, Is Me vocalist Hance Alligood has posted a blog about the lack of good local scenes in music these days. Thoughts? Anyone else feeling the same thing?
They ďskippedĒ the local band phase. In some situations, one or more members of this new band were in previous acts, whether they were just a local band or a band that had done a few tours and had been picked up by someone, but thatís not always the case. Sometimes itís just a band funded by kids with wealthy parents. Well nowadays, it seems like everyone who decides to form a band doesnít even try to put in work and gain any sort of success locally. And any bands who really wanna work to build up a local following canít even...
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:06 PM
Alexisonfire are considering another batch of vinyl boxsets and individual album releases after buying back the rights to the albums.
So our box set sold out in a mere 30 mins. Selling 1000 box sets, at the lofty price of $250, on a predominantly dead format, is no easy task. It's a god damn Christmas miracle. I really don't want you to think that a gesture like that has gone unnoticed or unappreciated by the AOF camp. We love you all and are very grateful you would go to such great lengths for us.

Now we didn't make a big deal about this before but there is an aspect of this box set you might not know about.

Over a year ago it came to our attention that Distort Records was...
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 03:02 PM
Brenden Urie performed Billy Joel's "Big Shot" for The Kennedy Center Honors on CBS last night. The video performance can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 02:59 PM
It looks like Amazon screwed up this morning and for a brief moment Bruce Springsteen's new album was available for download on the website. Ummm, oops?
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 02:53 PM
Questlove has posted a statement on Facebook apologizing for racist Instagrams that were posted over the weekend.
look. i'm a human being and dumber yet, i'm a public figure. if you're lucky enough to be either of the aforementioned, then not only should one stay clear of saying or writing hurtful things, one should actively work against feeling comfortable, thinking hurtful thoughts. given that black culture consistently finds itself at the butt end of so many offensive "outsider" jokes, I should be way, way more sensitive (after all, who's zooming who). I for one, should never allow my cultural bias to take precedence over my "examined life" (clunkers be damned). i know the whole...
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 02:51 PM
Four Year Strong are heading back into the studio soon to record some new music.
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 02:47 PM
Only a day or so left of 2013. Well, that certainly went by quickly. On the 6th we will be posting all of our individual staff lists for the best albums of the year (still a little bit longer of that weird lull that hits the music industry) but then we'll be hitting the new year hard. So, this is the last reminder that if you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member...
Jason Tate on 12/30/13 - 02:44 PM
Triple Crown Records has a bunch of digital albums available for $5 on their BandCamp, and the sale ends tomorrow. Moving Mountains, O'Brother, Caspian, and Fireworks all have multiple albums available, as well as the latest from NK, Into It. Over It, and Bad Books.
Jack Appleby on 12/30/13 - 02:05 PM
Bayside have added two dates to The Great American Cult Tour with support from Four Year Strong, Daylight and Mixtapes. Head to the replies for the updated routing.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/30/13 - 09:54 AM
"Let's take another trip around the sun."
Staff ReviewsChuckie Campbell - More Die of Heartbreak (Craig Manning)
The Republic of Wolves - No Matter How Narrow (Zac Djamoos)
Lights and Motion - Reanimation (Sean Rizzo)
Lights and Motion - Save Your Heart (Sean Rizzo)
Craig Manning on 12/30/13 - 09:03 AM
Check the replies for the most recent user reviews.
Anthony Sorendino on 12/30/13 - 07:11 AM
Dear You will be going on a winter tour with Sick Of The Day on select dates. Dates are in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 12/29/13 - 04:52 PM
Mike Mains & The Branches will release their sophomore album, Calm Down, Everything Is Fine, on February 18th. Matt Hoopes (of Relient K) produced the record and plays guitar on it, while Zac Farro (ex-Paramore) plays drums. You can stream the Everything EP, which features three new tracks from the forthcoming album.
Ryan Gardner on 12/29/13 - 04:45 PM
Head here to stream/download a new Drake track titled "Trophies," which you may recognize from the Nothing Was The Same trailer.
Jake Jenkins on 12/29/13 - 10:44 AM
Vista Chino (formerly Sons of Kyuss) have released their video for "Sweet Remain." Watch it in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 12/29/13 - 08:21 AM
The GK Holiday Show on January 3rd at The Studio At Webster Hall featuring Hit The Lights (playing Skip School, Start Fights front to back), Handguns, State Champs, Misser, and Elder Brother is close to selling out so purchase a ticket before they're gone.
Christian Wagner on 12/28/13 - 12:37 PM
Hit the replies to stream and download a new Drake track featuring Soulja Boy called "We Made It Freestyle."
Ryan Dennehy on 12/28/13 - 09:53 AM
Head to the replies to see this week's UK Music Round-Up.
Andy Biddulph on 12/28/13 - 05:07 AM
It looks like The Gay Blades have broken up.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/27/13 - 10:47 PM
Looks like the guys in TNGHT are up to something. Check out a teaser video called "Waning Moon" in the replies.

Update: All signs are pointing to this being some kind of conclusion for the project. Hopefully more details of what exactly this means will emerge soon.

Update #2: Lunice and Hudson Mohawke have confirmed this just means they'll be taking the year off to focus on their solo work.
Jake Jenkins on 12/27/13 - 04:02 PM
This Sunday, The Starting Line will host their annual holiday show at Starland Ballroom in NJ with special guests Vinnie Caruana, Major League and Real Friends. Want to win two tickets, a signed limited edition show poster, and a meet and greet with the band? Of course you do ... enter by leaving a comment in the replies about your favorite TSL holiday show and we'll pick a winner.
Jason Tate on 12/27/13 - 01:22 PM
Bad Religion recently sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about their Christmas release.
Well, thatís tough. Of course thereís irony. The irony, some would argue, is the best part of this album Ė the fact that a Bad Religion, with a crossbuster as their logo, is making a record of some of the most festive songs of the Christian holiday. But I donít only want the responsibility of the irony, because the truth of the matter is Christmas is not made ironic by Bad Religion. Itís made ironic by the secularism of modern society. You donít need to be a Bad Religion fan to make Christmas ironic. If you really talk about our intellectual heritage, Bad Religion is not ironic Ė modern society is...
Jason Tate on 12/27/13 - 01:06 PM
Jason Tate on 12/27/13 - 01:03 PM
Paramore have had to cancel a New Zealand show due to "a change in the band's scheduling of activities which unfortunately necessitates the band departing earlier than previously planned."

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Jason Tate on 12/27/13 - 01:02 PM
Google is giving away a bunch of music this week -- including Yeezus and the latest from Chvrches.
Jason Tate on 12/27/13 - 12:53 PM
Fadeaway Records is back! And they're releasing a new compilation 3xLP for charity called Friends. The album will be up for pre-order on Monday at noon (EST) and ship in February. All of the information and the track listing can be found below -- you're gonna wanna check out the insane list of bands on this.
After a 10+ year hiatus, Fadeaway Records returns with "Friends." A compilation of new & old unreleased songs mastered specifically for vinyl. Fadeaway is partnering with Enjoy The Ride Records to release this 3xLP which will include over 35 songs. LP1 & LP2 will be made up of previously unreleased material that was donated by our friends and LP3 will be made up of The Best of...
Jason Tate on 12/27/13 - 12:46 PM
Today is Shay Mooney's (one half of Dan and Shay) 22nd birthday. Be sure to leave him some love in the replies. I expect this duo to have a massive 2014.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/27/13 - 12:29 PM
Head to the replies or here to listen to Skream's "Heart Wrenching Ballad Remix" of "This Charming Man" by The Smiths.
Kyle Huntington on 12/27/13 - 12:10 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 12/27/13 - 11:00 AM
Head to the replies to hear a new song from Captain Kidd called "Closer."
Christian Wagner on 12/27/13 - 10:25 AM
Watch Adam Lazzara's music video for "Because It Works" on Rolling Stone.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/27/13 - 09:19 AM
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