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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.
Alex DiVincenzoReliving The Swellers' final Boston show.
Jake JenkinsYG, Andy Stott, and Lil Durk.
Jason Tate on 11/23/14 - 02:00 AM
I'll be doing another interview with Issues tomorrow in Portland, OR. Leave any questions you have in the replies.
Jake Denning on 11/22/14 - 12:06 PM
You can read Pt. 2 of my interview with Chad Ruhlig and Jim Hocking from For The Fallen Dreams here. If you missed the first part, you can read that here. The band plans on releasing a new record next summer, and hopes to be on Warped Tour as well.
Jake Denning on 11/22/14 - 11:32 AM
Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 and Angels and Airwaves, speaking to Faster Louder:
"I tell people condoning streaming is like condoning the Chinese that are killing elephants for their tusks and carving ivory statues,” he railed. “It’s cool to put on your shelf but if you really think about what you’re doing it sucks. Streaming music is doing the same thing to artists – might not be killing ’em but it’s killing the industry. It might be cool for you as somebody that likes music but you’re not really thinking about the effect it has. We’ve got to value our art, you know?"
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 05:32 PM
Patrick Stump will make an appearance on The Voice this Monday as an advisor for Adam Levine's team.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/21/14 - 04:21 PM
As the current Bill Cosby situation has demonstrated, we, as a culture at large, are still struggling with how to talk about, deal with, and handle horrible accusations. There are no easy answers. No "go to" steps that you can follow and feel as though you've done the right thing every single time. In the past few days direct accusations against Austin Carlile have been made on YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, and the internet at large. After spending some time talking with others in our community, and the staff as a whole, I do believe it's important that we present the information as it stands.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 02:31 PM
BadChristian have released a new book called The M Word.
"This book is a collection of stories from real women who have real struggles with sex addiction, masturbation and pornography. This topic is rarely addressed from a female Christian point of view and we are very thankful to be able to share it," commented BadChristian.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 01:37 PM
American Football have announced three UK dates. More information is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 01:32 PM
If you dug yesterday's track, you'll be happy to know that you can hear another new yellowbirddd song, "Who Is Your Lover?," on Midwest Action.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/21/14 - 12:36 PM
In 2012, Joe Ayoob broke the world record for the longest paper airplane flight with a plane designed by John Collins. Hit the replies to see Collins demonstrates how to fold that plane. Happy Friday everyone, hope you have a great weekend.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 12:11 PM
Looks like The Dillinger Escape Plan aren't super happy with how similar The Ghost Inside's new album cover looks to one of theirs.
"If I saw the two next to each other, I would have personally asked to make a few changes and not make the vinyl the same… I mean I wouldn't have let that slide personally but I don't give a shit what other bands do… I do feel bad that those guys have to deal with all this drama right now during the release of their album. I'm sure they worked really hard on it."

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Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 12:08 PM
From Autumn to Ashes sure seem to be hinting at something on Twitter.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 12:04 PM
Bayside are re-releasing Cult with new artwork and four unreleased/rare songs. The Cult: White Edition will be released on March 3rd of next year.

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Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 11:57 AM
The Madden Brothers have posted a teaser for their "Dear Jane"' music video.

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Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 11:53 AM
MerchNow is having a weekend long vinyl sale.

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Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 11:52 AM
According to his Instagram, Max Collins of Eve 6 is currently recording his second solo album with Justin Sharbono of Soul Asylum in Minneapolis.

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Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 11:50 AM
Foo Fighters will land their third #1 on Billboard's "Top Rock Albums" with Sonic Highways selling 190,000 copies first week. That puts them at #2 on the Top 100.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 11:44 AM
I was lucky enough to film The Swellers one last time at their last New England show ever last week. Head to the replies to watch the full set, in which the band performs virtually nonstop for nearly an hour and a half to a packed house with a setlist than spans their career.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/21/14 - 11:42 AM
You can watch Skrillex's new music video for "Fuck That" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/21/14 - 11:28 AM
Jump to the replies to stream Circa Survive's new album, Descensus. What does everyone think?
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/21/14 - 11:17 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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 11/21/14 - 11:00 AM
It sure sounds like The Progress are reuniting for a show.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/21/14 - 08:42 AM
DLSL Design Co. has released a few sets of alternate album artwork prints (Blink-182, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday) and yesterday they released the fourth installment -- this time reimagining Thrice's The Artist In The Ambulance, Vheissu and The Alchemy Index. Check out the artwork in the replies and they're available in their webstore.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/21/14 - 08:14 AM
For a not so typical genre giveaway, we are giving away a vinyl of Mariachi El Bronx's new album Mariachi El Bronx: III on dayglo edition vinyl. A picture of it and the band's lyric video for 'New Beat" are below. To win, be the first person to reply to this thread.

Update: We have a winner - Thanks for playing!
Ryan Gardner on 11/21/14 - 08:10 AM
Hit the replies to stream a new track from Lil Durk titled "B.O.N."
Jake Jenkins on 11/21/14 - 12:23 AM
The Amazing (featuring members of Dungen and Granada) will release their new album, Picture You, on February 17th via Partisan Records. You can stream the title track in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Broken
02) Picture You
03) Circles
04) Safe Island
05) To Keep It Going
06) Fryshusfunk
07) Tell Them You Can't Leave
08) The Headless Boy
09) Captured Light
10) Winter Dress
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/20/14 - 08:08 PM
Iceage's new video for "Against The Moon" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/20/14 - 08:02 PM
Elvis Depressedly has signed to Run For Cover Records. The group will release their new album, New Alhambra, next spring. You can check out their new video for "N.m.s.s." on The Fader.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/20/14 - 08:01 PM
Jump to the replies to watch full sets from No Trigger and Half Hearted Hero in Somerville, MA.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/20/14 - 05:39 PM
Belvedere are working on new music.
We’re stoked to get up a brand new site for the band. We’ve been a little quiet in the show department over the last few months. I’ve been back in school learning how to do stuff like this nice little website. The good news to that is we’ve been jamming pretty steadily and have written a few new songs. We’ll have updates on what that’s turning into soon. We’ll also be playing a show in Calgary on November 26th. Be sure to check out all the tabs on the site and send us a message on the “contact” section if you have any comments, or want to ask us questions. We’ll try to answer as soon as we can. Also be sure to welcome Casey Lewis to the band. A few of...
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 04:57 PM
Head to On Record to stream a new yellowbirddd song titled "Working Through It."
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/20/14 - 04:18 PM
Trophy Scars' Bad Luck is coming to vinyl via Monotreme Records. Pre-orders launch tomorrow at 12 noon EST. The band is gearing up to head to Europe with '68; dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/20/14 - 04:01 PM
Well, we've made it to 60 episodes of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. Damn. This episode also feels like the first in a while where the whole gang's back together. Topics this week include: some alcohol talk and favorite drinks, follow-up on how CD decluttering is going, diving into the whole process of looking for new staff members and the state of online writing/publishing. We finish this episode talking about how the end of the year is coming and how we need to start preparing for putting together our lists and making sure we don't forget anything and we touch on our thoughts on 10 year album shows as well. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.

Want to make sure you never...
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 03:43 PM
XTRMST (the side project of AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget) recently released their debut album. To celebrate, we've teamed up for a contest to give away an autographed copy of the white vinyl. To win, name your favorite hardcore punk/heavy song in the replies and the band will choose the winner. The contest will close Tuesday the 25th and a winner will be picked on Wednesday the 26th.

Update: Submissions are now closed. The band will pick a winner on Wednesday the 26th.
Ryan Gardner on 11/20/14 - 02:13 PM
Shaun Ossei-Owusu, writing for the Huffington Post:
Examining ODB, a fascinating personage in and of himself, also offers insights into institutions and logics that help shape black sociopolitical life -- specifically, the welfare state and the criminal justice system on the one hand and, not unrelated, distrust of government and racial suspicion on the other. Although Dirt's drug use and suspected mental illness obscured these insights, a critical inquiry into his life and archive highlights some of the unpleasant features of American race relations; it also illustrates the point that some of the most elucidating case studies are of those that we commonly dismiss as eccentric or...
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:28 PM
Lorde's album, Pure Heroine, is free this week on Google Play.

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Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:22 PM
Andrew McMahon is on the latest Voice & Verse podcast.

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Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:21 PM
Happy 10 years to Cartel's The Ransom EP. Still one of my favorite EPs.
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:19 PM
Farro have posted a clip of the song "Color Rush" on Instagram.

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Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:17 PM
Northlane's first song with their new vocalist, Marcus Bridge, can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:13 PM
Bayside will be going on a "15 Year Birthday tour" along with Senses Fail, Man Overboard, and Seaway.

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Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:12 PM
Thief Club will have a cover of Boy Meets World's "Waiting For A Star To Fall" on their new EP. A teaser can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:10 PM
Foo Fighters' performance on Ellen can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:06 PM
Radiohead are currently rehearsing and recording their follow up to King of Limbs.
It always feels when we start up like we still don’t know really how to do it, and we don't know quite what to do. 'Looking down avenues' is a very kind way of putting the kind of fumbling that we do, mainly because every time we try and do it like the last time – because that worked – it never seems to work. So we talk about different approaches and we’re currently trying a bunch out.
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:05 PM
The trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 has been released. It's in the replies. I'm excited.
Jason Tate on 11/20/14 - 01:00 PM
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