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Stream Spoon's excellent new record They Want My Soul right now via iTunes.
Chris Collum on 07/28/14 - 12:18 PM
Joyce Manor on that whole defend pop-punk thing:
When we wrote and recorded our first record, it was before "Defend Pop Punk" and that type of shit. Once it came out, we were very embraced by that community, and we weren’t necessarily comfortable with that. So we kind of made this reactionary record where it sort of focused on what we weren’t good at, and trying to succeed that way. But yeah, you should just make a record you want to make and not think about people’s expectations.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 11:21 AM
Anberlin will be playing Cities front-to-back on November 17th in New York. More details in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 11:17 AM
Manchester Orchestra's unreleased tune, "Opposite Sides," can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 11:16 AM
A new iPhone app called "Next" looks to do for music discovery what Tinder did for dating.
Musicians use Next to record short videos of their music -- anywhere from 10 seconds to 3 minutes. Users then log on and watch 30-second excerpts of the songs, swiping left to dismiss and swiping right to like. If you find an artist you're interested in, you can follow them on the app or tap to share via SMS, email and Twitter.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 11:14 AM
We are giving away a vinyl copy of Vinny Vegas' great new album The Big White Whale today. Simply comment in the replies for a chance to win!
Lueda Alia on 07/28/14 - 11:14 AM
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is reporting that the musician Kasey Anderson has been sentented to nearly four years in prison for an elaborate con.
By early 2013, Vancouver resident Kasey Anderson had already been caught bilking 30 investors in a non-existent benefit album for the “West Memphis Three.” Rather than change his ways, though, federal prosecutors say he soaked two more victims, both old friends. [...] To court investors, Anderson claimed Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, R.E.M. and several other high-profile musicians would be on the album. Profits from the album and an associated concert series were to go to the West Memphis Three Legal Defense Fund.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 11:09 AM
This weekend saw a new Batman photo released, the first shot of Wonder Woman, and even a little mini teaser for Batman v. Superman.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 11:05 AM
Amber Pacific have pushed their release date back a month to September 2nd. Doubt their backers are going to be happy about this one.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 11:02 AM
Transit have finished their new album.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:57 AM
A live performance from The National at the Paléo Festival in Switzerland can be found here.

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Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:54 AM
Drawback's new EP, To Live Honestly, is now available on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:51 AM
Looks like Garbage are heading back into the studio.

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Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:50 AM
City and Colour's cover of Tears For Fears' "Suffer The Children" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:49 AM
Combichrist have removed Blood on the Dance Floor from their upcoming tour.
As you’ve seen with all of our tours, when we select our support acts, we attempt to bring acts that will help introduce Combichrist to fans outside of our fanbase. This has worked well for us in the past, and it was in this spirit that we invited Blood On The Dance Floor to tour with us. Like all announcements, we knew that this decision would be met with some concern but we thought that the different styles would be the source of conversation. We were not aware of the controversy about their past behavior. It has been difficult to read everything posted today; our sole goal is to bring you a kick ass tour that...
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:47 AM
Down With Webster's video for "Going Nowhere" is in the replies

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Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:42 AM
MxPx, Zebrahead, Allister, and Survay Says are going on tour together. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:39 AM
Garden Statement have posted an acoustic session with Braid. Three songs can be seen in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:36 AM
Dessa's new music video for her track "Fighting Fish" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/28/14 - 10:27 AM
Washington, DC, duo The Obsessives play a style of catchy indie rock sort of like Dowsing. Today, we're excited to bring you a stream of their new EP, Manners. Stream it in the replies, and pick up a digitla copy on bandcamp.
Zac Djamoos on 07/28/14 - 09:48 AM
Up-and-coming Massachusetts pop punk act Traditions have released their new music video for "Eyes of a Man," which is premiering in the replies. The track comes from their impressive debut EP, Cycles, which was put out earlier this year via Take This to Heart Records. Check them out if you're a fan of Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years or The Swellers.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/28/14 - 06:06 AM
Maybe this is all none of my concern, but I can't sleep already.
Staff ReviewsBleachers - Strange Desire (Blake Solomon)
Bad Luck - Cold Bones (Zac Djamoos)
Show ReviewsMayhem Festival 2014 with Avenged Sevenfold - Mansfield, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/28/14 - 06:02 AM
The Gaslight Anthem's new song "Stay Vicious" is now available on iTunes. You can also check it out in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/27/14 - 09:01 PM
Today marks the tenth anniversary of Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want to Be.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/27/14 - 09:00 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
BlakeBleachers have taken over. And also some vintage Minus The Bear getting plays this week.
Jake JenkinsTouché Amoré and Tigers Jaw
Anthony SorendinoNathan For You is my new favorite show. It's absolutely brilliant.
Jason Tate on 07/27/14 - 01:00 AM
Less Than Jake are playing their 365th day of Warped Tour today in West Palm Beach. That's a lot of sunburns.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/26/14 - 10:12 AM
Have Mercy were robbed in Buffalo. Head to the replies to see what was taken and if you see or hear of these items, you can email management. The band is accepting PayPal donations through HaveMercyOfficial@gmail.com.
Zac Djamoos on 07/26/14 - 10:00 AM
The Offspring posted covers of Pennywise's "No Reason Why" and Bad Religion's "Do What You Want" and "No Control." Listen to them in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/26/14 - 06:52 AM
Hear a new acoustic Cryptodira song called "An Unmarked Grave" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:42 AM
Sucré, the solo project of singer Stacy King of Eisley, have announced their first tour - dates are below. They're currently working on an EP to be released before the tour.
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:41 AM
Watch Crown The Empire's new video for "Machines" below. The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways is out now via Rise Records.
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:39 AM
Soundsupply are doing a label drop for Run For Cover Records, where you can get 10 digital albums for $15, 10 CDs for $50 (bonus CD for first 25 buyers), and/or 10 LPs for $99 (bonus 7" for first 25 buyers).
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:35 AM
Rookie of the Year is hitting the road with Kingsfoil, Saywecanfly, and Red Letter Days. Dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:31 AM
Brendan Kelly's latest blog looks into the worst ways to die.
That dude from Brand New sings a line that I think is pretty good: “Jesus Christ, I’m not scared to die. I’m a little bit scared of what comes after.” It’s evocative of the weird uncertain relationship humanity has with death, but I think it’s wrong. Being dead is a breeze. We’ve all already done it before. Begin at the moment you were born and go backwards to the beginning of time. How long is that? If you answered anything other than “an infinite amount of time” then god bless your foolish heart. You’ve already not existed for eternity and you’re fine right now, right?
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 04:04 PM
There's a really nice profile on producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, The Gaslight Anthem) over on SoundonSound.
"After these years of working predominately with pop music that involved a lot of programming, I had a period of rebellion to it, during which I fell out with computers and wanted to work all-analogue and solely with tape machines,” remarked Crossey. "I was inspired by the Steve Albini approach and worked with many guitar bands. These days, I'm somewhere in the middle, and so last year I was talking with my manager about finding this mythical band that blends pop, commerciality, programming and electronic elements with being a guitar band with real instruments, credibility and...
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 04:02 PM
Producer Marc McClusky (William Beckett, Weezer) has launched a Kickstarter for his app "Ghost Trax," an app that will enhance and make live performances easy for those using live tracks.
Christian Wagner on 07/25/14 - 10:57 AM
A new song from Peter Munter (Over It) can be found on SoundCloud.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 10:48 AM
Fall Out Boy have announced they would like to come to Garden Spot High School and perform a song with the marching band. This is the marching band who were recently told they couldn't perform "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" by the school board. The video of Pete Wentz talking about this can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 10:43 AM
Up-and-coming Brooklyn band (as if there's any other kind) Young Runner are set to release their first EP in a few weeks, but you can get a taste of their Vaccines-ish, post-grunge, plain fun rock 'n roll right now in the form of "Wet Cement." Check it out in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 07/25/14 - 10:37 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 07/25/14 - 10:00 AM
Set it Off have been playing a new song, "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," live. Check out a video in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:50 AM
A new He Is Legend song titled "Smoker Scoff" can be heard at Metal Injection and in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:42 AM
Norma Jean is heading out on tour in August. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:41 AM
In a recent interview with Punks in Vegas, Mike Park (Asian Man Records) revealed that he's asked Brendan Kelly to do a children's album for his Fun Fun imprint.
I've already talked to Brendan and he’s on board, but having him actually finish is another story altogether.

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Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:37 AM
Tokyo-based screamo band Blue Friend will release their debut full-length I Will Be Your Friend in September via Dog Knight Records. It's twenty-five minutes of dissonant, harsh screamo in the vein of classics like Beau Navire or modern groups like Old Gray. Today we're got an exclusive stream of the track "Kowai." Hit the replies to check it out, and then you can pre-order the LP via Dog Knight's site.
Zac Djamoos on 07/25/14 - 08:27 AM
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