We haven't had one of Eda's awesome Bored On Sunday discussions in a while, so I figured I'd whip one up for a discussion topic on a slow-moving Sunday. My question today is, which bands that we cover on AP.net should be on the radio today? Although it seems like a distant past, it wasn't all that long ago that pop-punk bands like All Time Low, Yellowcard, Fall Out Boy and many others graced the airwaves and MTV (when MTV played music videos). I've outlined a few songs that have come out recently that I think would have been on the radio back when these types of bands were more common. Take to the replies to discuss which songs and bands you think should be on regular rotation.
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It's the beginning of a long weekend for many of us, but regardless of your plans, or perhaps lack thereof, we wanted to make sure you start the weekend off with some great music. That's why we're bringing you a stream of the new Suis La Lune LP Riala over at the band's AP.net profile. I thought the album was among the best of its kind so far this year – why not give it a listen and see if you agree.
If conventional wisdom is our guide, writing that second album can be a real bitch for a band. We hear phrases like "sophomore slump" or "sophomore jinx" all the time, yet I can't help but feel that the emphasis on that phenomenon is a little overblown, perhaps a product of our cultural predilection for focusing on the negative. For today, at least, let's turn our attention to those bands who didn't flounder when faced with the challenge of making LP2, but stepped up the plate and launched one over the fence.
Here, I've selected some noteworthy nothin'-but-net second albums and written some comments for each. I don't intend for this list to be the "best" sophomore albums or even...
Over here in the UK the days are getting warmer, the nights are getting longer and Britain is gearing up for a glorious summer of music. So there’s no better way to begin than with an indoor festival, right? Hit the replies to see the 10 bands that you'd be mad to miss at this weekend's Slam Dunk Festival.
We're bringing a new column from The Swellers drummer Jonathan Diener, appropriately titled "Jono Goes To The Movies", where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments.
Hit the replies to read his review of Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, The Dictator.