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Joe Chang of Gold Light took some time to answer our random interview. His answers can be found here.
Also it seems like early on a lot of those traveling band guys approached touring as like grinding it out, it had to be done to get their music out there, and there's something fascinating to me about that. Like being a rock musician was like punching a clock, and it was approached with this sense of a workingman's ethic, not celebrity or whatever, I like the honor in that. I mean, it still happens, it just seems like it was different back then.
Zac Djamoos on 03/11/14 - 07:45 PM
I'm just pulling on a line.
ReviewsNothing - Guilty of Everything (Blake Solomon)
The Chain Gang of 1974 - Daydream Forever (Gregory Robson)
Farewell Flight - I Was A Ghost (Gregory Robson)
Man With A Mission - Don't Feel The Distance EP (Gregory Robson)
Blake Solomon on 03/11/14 - 05:16 AM
Best Day Ever filled out our random interview, read it.
More than 13 years ago, Brian and Jeff met at a Christian camp in the Poconos as "camp counselors." They each thought the other was crazy but the music brought them together as friends.
Zac Djamoos on 03/10/14 - 08:04 PM
Spring Break is kicking off and that means it's time for SXSW to start up! I'll be hanging out throughout Austin this week, catching as many shows as I can. If you're around or you see me, feel free to give me a shout. You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram (@RyanGardnerC) to stay updated with what I'm doing. I think I'll be starting either tomorrow or Wednesday, and I'll be posting daily recaps on the site. Let the excitement, insanity, and exhaustion begin!
Ryan Gardner on 03/10/14 - 09:46 AM
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Ryan Gardner on 03/09/14 - 07:35 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today, I'm bringing you a playlist of songs written and released when the band members were teenagers. Check out a Spotify link in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 03/07/14 - 01:38 PM
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Jason Tate on 03/07/14 - 10:00 AM
Still the Sky's Limit filled out our interview, and that can be found here.
As with any artist, we put every ounce of effort that we have into every single note of every song, so I'd say an answer would lay within our passion for music itself. These songs are literally first hand experiences of my life (Johnnyb.), and mean the world to me, so to have even one person enjoy them, and hopefully be able to relate on a certain level in their own life is such a gratifying experience. We have received the amazing compliment that our style of rock is different than many people have heard and they have trouble categorizing us. That's one of the best compliments I've ever heard.
Zac Djamoos on 03/06/14 - 07:54 PM
King Goat filled out our random interview; read it.
I don't think that we really have a place on standard radio. Do many people even listen to the radio nowadays? (Unless they drive a taxi.) We're lucky enough that we live in an age where we have instant access to so much music, as well as fantastic recommendation services (last.fm, etc.) that radio isn't always the most efficient way to hear new music for a lot of people.
Zac Djamoos on 03/05/14 - 06:47 PM
What albums would you call "AP.net classics"? The albums that when you hear you think of this website?
Jason Tate on 03/04/14 - 03:48 PM
Here is Two-Bit Sister's interview.
I think the diversity of radio now, means there's probably a good size station for virtually every genre, which is a plus I think. It's good that people aren't forced to listen to mainstream stuff, even if it means a smaller potential audience on a given station.
Zac Djamoos on 03/03/14 - 06:51 PM
The Oscar broadcast is starting as I type these words. Do you think Gravity will win Best Picture, or will the Academy go for something more traditional like 12 Years a Slave? Will Bono try to cure world hunger during U2's performance? Share your predictions in the thread, or just stop by and enjoy the show with us.
Craig Manning on 03/02/14 - 05:32 PM
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Ryan Gardner on 03/02/14 - 09:08 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 02/28/14 - 10:00 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. This week I'm taking you to the local bar here at UConn where if you don't put money in the jukebox, the music stops and everyone gets awkward. Thankfully, they have great drink deals, so I spend more money on songs than on beer - here's what I put on in the last month. Check out the playlist on Rdio and Spotify in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/28/14 - 08:12 AM
Kwolek's interview's up right here.
I used to only really listen to radio in the car. Now I don't own one, so I don't really know radio anymore. Yet I've seen stats that suggest that nearly everyone still listens to it. Clear Channel sucks wango, of course. Is college radio still viable? Is there any recent artist who can say "radio was where I was discovered?" I tend to think "no," but maybe I'm just a dick.
Zac Djamoos on 02/27/14 - 05:59 PM
You can read Nameless' interview here.
The word "Nameless" tries to suggest the idea of a lack of identity. We think that this feeling could be recognized and shared by lot of people, beyond the different personalities, because it focuses on something intimate and unconscious, hard to admit but often true.
Zac Djamoos on 02/26/14 - 07:39 PM
Today we're featuring a song from Indiana pop-rock band My Sweet Fall. The young band just put out its new record Cheap Therapy and we're streaming the track "Make You Mine." Listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/26/14 - 06:53 AM
Oh Captive filled out our interview; read what they had to say over here.
Listening to "Africa" by Toto in the car. If an alien came to earth and asked for a single song to represent our planet's music, I'd want it to be that.
Zac Djamoos on 02/25/14 - 07:42 PM
Day at the Fair - one of the most underappreciated bands of the Drive-Thru Records glory days - is back with their first song in nine years. Head to the replies to stream "The Brightening," which was produced by Rob Freeman. If you like what you hear, pick up the single on Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon. All profits will go toward the recording of their final album, The Epilogue, which is due out later this year on Broken Heart Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/25/14 - 07:45 AM
Audrey Sinead took the time to fill out our interview; you can read that here.
My favorite song to play right now is my new single called "Say It Again." My boyfriend lives in Scotland, so the song is about how hard it can be to be in a long distance relationship, but itll be worth it eventually when we wont have to wait months to see each other anymore.
Zac Djamoos on 02/24/14 - 08:41 PM
A bunch of our forum members have got together once again to record some covers and put them together as part of a compilation. You can check out the full thing here.

Tracklisting
1. Ryan McAvoy (Ryan McAvoy) - Play Crack The Sky (Brand New)
2. Cootie Catcher (brandsonemanband) - Call Me Maybe Remix (Carly Rae Jepsen)
3. Open to Fire (Paulb-182)- Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
4. Belmore Cub (Kyle Huntington) - Cavalier (James Vincent McMorrow)
5. As Gideon Weeps (nfarreler) - 400 Lux (Lorde)
6. The Kinky Rite - Lua (Bright Eyes)
7. misewell (bobsheiskaway) - House of Gold (twenty one pilots)
8. City Mouth (fourchordwonder) - Sore Thumb (The Format)
9. John Thomy (unclear lies)-...
Kyle Huntington on 02/24/14 - 10:12 AM
The fellas in Beartooth will be chatting with us today at 1pm PST/4pm EST, under the following usernames: CalebBeartooth, NickBeartooth, TaylorBeartooth, and BrandonBeartooth. They're currently on the road supporting Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, and others, so feel free to ask them about how the tour is going, or ask them about their current release, the Sick EP.

Update: The guys are unfortunately unable to make it to chat today, so we're going to re-schedule for a close time in the future. We'll keep you posted as to when they'll be coming through. - JD
Jake Denning on 02/23/14 - 12:23 PM
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Ryan Gardner on 02/23/14 - 08:08 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today I'm taking over to showcase what I listen to when I'm in the gym, lifting weights - maybe you'll remember some of the other gym playlists that have hit the site over the last year or so. You can check out a Spotify link in the replies.
Jake Denning on 02/21/14 - 10:17 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 02/21/14 - 10:00 AM
Green Day's Dookie turned 20 this year, but its influence can still be felt to this day. Case in point: Rochester, NY punk rock trio Envious Disguise. Head to the replies to stream "She Hates Me" from their debut album, Blood, Sweat and Beers, which comes out tomorrow via Eat Here Records. The concise, punchy number could easily fit between four-chord anthems by Green Day and MxPx on your skateboarding mixtape.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/21/14 - 08:27 AM
Neveralone filled out our interview; check it out.
We grew up listening to all the punk rock bands from the 90s and first years of 2000, to name a few: Blink 182, New Found Glory, Nofx, Lagwagon, Mxpx, Useless ID, Strung Out, Jimmy Eat World, Nirvana, Offspring, Rufio, Millencolin, but also some heavier stuff, like nu metal, hardcore and such.
Zac Djamoos on 02/19/14 - 08:25 PM
Stay Seventeen took some time to fill out our interview - you can find it here.
Our influence comes from a wide variety of bands, especially with the new stuff weve been writing. One Direction, The Summer Set, Katy Perry, and Imagine Dragons have all seemed to find their way into the new songs! It makes for an interesting and diverse mix, which is something we want to be apparent in everything we put out.
Zac Djamoos on 02/18/14 - 08:21 PM
In celebration of today's release of Mike Mains & The Branches' sophomore record, Calm Down, Everything Is Fine, we are streaming the whole thing. Hit the replies to hear it. Matt Hoopes (of Relient K) produced the record and plays guitar on it, while Zac Farro (ex-Paramore) plays drums. Be sure to read our review of the record.
Ryan Gardner on 02/18/14 - 05:58 AM
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