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Staff ReviewsJust Like Vinyl - Black Mass (Jason Gardner)
Neck Deep - Rain in July EP (Jason Gardner)
KIDCITY - Mrdr Brdns EP (Gregory Robson)
Jason Gardner on 08/24/12 - 12:43 PM
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Jason Tate on 08/24/12 - 11:00 AM
Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Dallas Higgins (ex-Foredoes Me Quiet) has released the video for his song "Around the Bend." The song is on his debut EP, which is due out this fall. Head to the replies to see the video.
Gregory Robson on 08/24/12 - 09:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Joe and the Jantones. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/23/12 - 09:22 PM
It's Thursday afternoon. Let's have some fun on Turntable.
Jack Appleby on 08/23/12 - 04:32 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Caves of Steel. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/22/12 - 08:49 PM
Our users have come up with another "Fantasy Band Draft" in the forums and it's now time for you to vote for your favourite out of the final five. Head here to cast your vote and see what everyone has been getting up to in this draft!
Kyle Huntington on 08/22/12 - 07:15 PM
There's a tender spot in the '90s alternative rock scene that is held deep down in most avid of music listeners and musicians alike. It could have been the likes of Mudhoney and R.E.M., or the cold calculations of Unwound and The Jesus Lizard for those who sifted through the best college radio worship of years past. Then there's Nirvana - but that goes without saying. What's invested in bands such as Jawbox and Sunny Day Real Estate is the tone in which sets the mood for much of their greater pieces of work. While we certainly have seen our share of homage in bands such as Balance and Composure, Sainthood Reps, O'Brother, Cut Teeth and Brand New's "Drive Like Jehu for beginners" work...
Adam Pfleider on 08/22/12 - 03:38 PM
Today we're bringing you the third part of this year's Absolute 100. You can head here to check out our choices. This week we had some help from our friends at Property of Zack, Under the Gun Review and Punknews.org. I can say this week's majority is on the heavy side, so I hope you find something to start a mid-day riot. Hit the replies and let us know what you think. Only twenty-five more to go...
Adam Pfleider on 08/22/12 - 11:24 AM
Today we've got something more than just a blog for you. Photographer David Summers recently hung out with the tour at the Chicago, IL. date. Below are some words from Summers, including a few photos and a live video of All Get Out performing "My Friends" in the replies. If you haven't already purchased tickets, the remaining dates and details for the tour's ongoing contests can be found here.
Message From Dave SummersI had the privilege of documenting the first Favorite Gentlemen tour when it swung through Chicago a few days ago. I came up to the venue a little early to meet all the boys and just hang before the show. We decided to have some drinks and chill before load in on the...
Adam Pfleider on 08/22/12 - 01:44 AM
Who wants to jam out on Turntable? Come hang.
Jack Appleby on 08/21/12 - 06:42 PM
You can now stream the new Jr. Juggernaut album, Wake, on Spinner. Also be sure to check out Matthew's 9/10 review of the album here. It comes out August 28 via Paper + Plastick Records.
Gregory Robson on 08/21/12 - 10:05 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Armada. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/20/12 - 08:35 PM
You can check out our interview with MOD SUN here.
From The InterviewWarped Tour was honestly everything I would've hoped for, and a million times more. All the bands out here are best friends, it's the show of friends out here, it really is. Meeting the bands that you grew up living by -- New Found Glory, Yellowcard, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, these are bands that I lived by, you know what I'm saying?
Jake Denning on 08/20/12 - 01:39 PM
the things you like
Staff ReviewsSuch Gold - Misadventures (Blake Solomon)
Cosmo Jarvis - Think Bigger (Gregory Robson)
The Treatment - This Might Hurt (Jason Gardner)
Shores - Leavening (Jason Gardner)
Staff InterviewsMOD SUN (Jake Denning)
Blake Solomon on 08/20/12 - 08:06 AM
Los Angeles duo Blondfire has released their singe "Where the Kids Are," via YouTube. The tandem is currently in the studio working on their Warner Bros. full-length Young Heart, due out in early 2013.
Gregory Robson on 08/20/12 - 07:16 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 08/19/12 - 04:26 PM
This week's edition of the Self-Promotion Spotlight highlights Norway post-rockers Caves of Steel. The group tows the line somewhere between Mogwai, Sigur Ros and Red Sparrowes. Head to the replies to hear their song "Last Citizen of the USSR." Want a chance at getting your band featured here? Sign up for an AP.net account and make a thread about your band/project in the Self-Promotion Forum.
Gregory Robson on 08/19/12 - 09:09 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 08/18/12 - 09:54 PM
The Favorite Gentlemen Tour kicked-off Thursday night in Nashville, TN. at The End. We've got an update about the first couple of nights as well as some photos below. Be sure to check back early this week for some bigger features and videos of the tour. The contest to win tickets each night via Twitter is still rolling, so make sure to follow @favgentlemen. If you been out to the tour already, leave your thoughts in the replies.
Update From the RoadThe Favorite Gentlemen tour is going full stream ahead. We have had a chance to play “The End” in Nashville as well as “Reggies Rock Club” in Chicago and we had an amazing time at both of the venues meeting with fans and playing shows.
We...
Adam Pfleider on 08/18/12 - 02:32 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews and chats posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 08/18/12 - 09:07 AM
Jason Tate on 08/18/12 - 06:00 AM
Hmm, looks like our mysterious leader, Jason Tate, got an influx of Twitter followers today. Did he buy them? Oh, no, they were just All Time Low fans reacting to Jason saying the band's latest album is better than Dirty Work.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/17/12 - 07:21 PM
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Jason Tate on 08/17/12 - 11:00 AM
When I first started this website it was with the dream that one day I'd be able to do it for a living. That I wouldn't ever have to get a "real" job. I've been insanely blessed to have seen this portion of my dream come true. Now, along with that I also had a vision for quite a few other things ... not all of them have come true, yet ... but part of it was that I wanted to be able to put together a team of AP.net staff that could work out of an office and also make a living doing what they love. I am able to say today that we've taken the first step toward actualizing that goal. In what I hope to be the first of many such announcements, I'd like to officially announce that...
Jason Tate on 08/17/12 - 10:01 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Gashers. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/16/12 - 09:47 PM
A few months back I was jotting down some thoughts on how my musical taste has grown the past couple of years, and especially the last decade. While I could sit here all day and tell you how I've delved into this genre from that genre and so on, one thing hit me: I care more about how something sounds than I did when I was younger. It's less about the lyrical mood my choice in music makes and more about the audible wrecking ball on every new record I come across these days. To me, that's what is important. Whether it's as simple as a bright pop-punk song or as devastating as the drop out in a post-rock song, it's all about a feeling created through caring about not only how well a song...
Adam Pfleider on 08/16/12 - 03:16 PM
Today marks the kick-off of the first ever Favorite Gentlemen Tour featuring All Get Out, Harrison Hudson, Death on Two Wheels and Junior Astronomers. We've got a new song from All Get Out that you can listen to and download over on the band's AP.net profile. While you're enjoying "Inclinations," Death on Two Wheels has a few words about their tour- and label-mates below. If you haven't already purchased tickets to tonight's show in Nashville, be sure to follow Favorite Gentlemen's Twitter for clues on snagging a pair and a signed poster - and that goes for each date of the tour from here on out.
Death On Two Wheels on All Get OutWe've been on the same rock n roll tour-your-brains-out...
Adam Pfleider on 08/16/12 - 11:18 AM
How could an airboat be selfish?
Staff ReviewsMy Fictions - Always Trapped EP (Jason Gardner)
Alexander and the Grapes - Hemispheres (Gregory Robson)
Jason Gardner on 08/16/12 - 08:03 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Fates Upon Us. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/15/12 - 09:38 PM
"Think wholly, act totally"
Show ReviewsWarped Tour: Seattle & Portland (Jake Denning)
2000 Trees Festival - Cheltenham, UK (Andy Biddulph)

Staff Reviews Mishka Shubaly - How to Make a Bad Situation Worse (Kelly Doherty)
The Eastern Sea- Plague (Gregory Robson)

Staff InterviewsMemphis May Fire (Jake Denning)
Of Mice & Men (Jake Denning)
Breathe Carolina (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 08/15/12 - 12:31 PM
Tomorrow the Favorite Gentlemen Tour kicks off in Nashville, TN, the same place Harrison Hudson calls home. Today Junior Astronomers are giving you the lowdown on why Harrison Hudson already sounds like a classic. You can head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and download "Metal to Mold," a new song from the band. Make sure to head here to check out contest details and prize packages for the tour.
Junior Astronomers on Harrison HudsonWhy you should check out Harrison Hudson on the Favorite Gentleman Tour. With something that sounds a bit like Adam Ant meets Brandan Benson, Harrison Hudson is still doing something that hasn’t yet been done. Rock ’n’ roll re-imagined by someone who...
Adam Pfleider on 08/15/12 - 12:06 PM
Read our interview with The Downtown Struts here.
In This InterviewI can't tell if I answered this question really well or took a huge shit on it.
Christian Wagner on 08/15/12 - 06:30 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Canto. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/14/12 - 08:08 PM
Las Vegas, NV's Avalon Landing is one of 24 finalists in Bud Light's annual Battle of the Bands. Three winners will perform in November at the Port Paradise Festival in the Bahamas. To vote for the band and see the list of finalists, head here.
Gregory Robson on 08/14/12 - 01:47 PM
Favorite feature of the year? Well, thanks! We're keeping things rolling today with the second part of this year's Absolute 100. You can head here to check out twenty-five artists we've found to be amazing since last year's run. Hit the replies and let us know what you think about this batch of bands so far. Only fifty more to go!
Adam Pfleider on 08/14/12 - 12:26 PM
Today we're bringing you another artist profile from one of the bands on the upcoming Favorite Gentlemen Tour which kicks off this Thursday in Nashville, TN. We've got Harrison Hudson giving us a straight-forward rundown as to why you should catch Death On Two Wheels. You can also head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and download "Hey Amariah," if you already didn't download the label's sampler, which you still can.
Harrison Hudson On Death on Two WheelsDeath On Two Wheels is one of the few remaining rock and roll bands in America. They bring the attitude, spit and fire of the pure rock and roll, and cast aside the bullshit of sloppy play, drugs and philandering. Well, ok...
Adam Pfleider on 08/14/12 - 12:15 PM
Check out our interview with Blue from Masked Intruder over here. The band's self-titled is officially out through Red Scare today and the first show of their upcoming tour kicks off in Madison, WI tonight. All of the dates are in the replies.
From the InterviewI basically see our songs as regular love songs. Just like anybody else, you fall in love with people. You might be in love with someone, but they don’t love you back or even know who you are. Or maybe you like them a lot and they just think you’re really creepy. It’s a difficult situation with a lot of heartache and that’s where a lot of the inspiration comes from. I think we’re all romantic guys and that’s what ...
Deborah Remus on 08/14/12 - 09:52 AM
Read our interview with Madball here.
In This InterviewMy ultimate goal is to put out all my/our own music in the very near future. These are the first steps.
Christian Wagner on 08/13/12 - 09:53 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Sleep Tight Stateside. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/13/12 - 08:53 PM
The Favorite Gentlemen Tour kicks off this Thursday night in Nashville, TN. Instead of profiling the bands ourselves, we decided to let the artists do that for us, because that's where I personally like to hear about other bands - from my favorite bands. We asked a member of each band to write-up a piece about another band on the tour. Today All Get Out talk about the tour's opener, Junior Astronomers. Head to the band's AP.net profile as well to listen and download "Touching War," a new demo from the band.
All Get Out on Junior AstronomersWhen you're in a touring band there comes a moment when you stop and take an estimated guess at how many shows you've played or attended over the...
Adam Pfleider on 08/13/12 - 01:33 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 08/12/12 - 09:04 AM
After a five-month layoff, the Self-Promotion Spotlight is back in a big way.

Kids With Torches is a self-described "sophisti-pop" band from the southeastern edge of the United Kingdom that employs cinematic, electro-indie elements. The band has just released their seven song EP Carried Over Trees and hot damn if it isn't something. Each of the seven songs are pensive, wholly consuming, and undeniably gorgeous. Anyone who enjoys Radiohead, Elbow or Blue Nile should find something to like here. The album is available for free at the group's Bandcamp page. Want a chance at getting your band featured here? Sign up for an AP.net account and make a thread about your band/project in the
Gregory Robson on 08/12/12 - 06:32 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 08/11/12 - 11:30 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews and chats posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 08/11/12 - 06:36 AM
Jason Tate on 08/11/12 - 06:00 AM
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