Upcoming boysetsfire album, While A Nation Sleeps, is now available for pre-order at Bridge 9.
Dre Okorley on 05/02/13 - 11:07 AM
Happy birthday to my bald brother in crime, Nick Thompson of Hit The Lights. May the force be with you, or something like that.
Christian Wagner on 05/02/13 - 10:33 AM
A new Stickup Kid song "The Depths of Me" can be heard here.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 10:31 AM
AFI has updated their website with a new video titled "Convergence." It's also in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 10:23 AM
The Civil Wars have announced they'll be releasing a new self titled album "soon."

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 10:19 AM
Fall Out Boy did a video interview with Grammy.com and the band goes into details of the new album, including themes and lyrical content.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 10:12 AM
Update: The contest is now over. We picked a winner on Twitter. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Hey all! Happy Thursday. We're making it even happier by teaming up with ShopRadioCast to give away a brand-spanking-new copy of blink-182's new Take Off Your Pants and Jacket vinyl. It's a 12" record with three bonus 7"s - a $50 value. Here's how to win: You can enter on Facebook or Twitter. Just either share this Facebook post (and like AP.net and SRC on Facebook) or retweet this tweet (and follow AP.net and SRC on Twitter) and we will pick a winner at random by midnight EST tonight. A photo of the vinyl is in the replies. Good luck! PS: Unfortunately we must limit this to U.S. residents...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/02/13 - 10:11 AM
6131 Records has signed Dads. Their new EP, Pretty Good, will be out this summer.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 10:06 AM
Against Me! bassist Andrew Seward is no longer in the band.
I’ve left AM!. No drama here. I reached a point where I need to focus on other things. Respect to Laura and James. The last 10 years ruled. -Andrew
It’s been an honor and privilege to stand on stage with Andrew for the past 10 years. I am sad to see him go, but I wish nothing but the best for him moving forward. – James
It’s heartbreaking to know that Andrew won’t be standing next to me out on stage the next time I stand upon one. I realize that at this point there’s a possibility that it may look pretty ridiculous to carry on playing under the name Against Me! If I didn’t feel like I had something that I really...
Deborah Remus on 05/02/13 - 10:03 AM
Watch The Wonder Years' new lyric video for "The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves" here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 09:06 AM
You may want to start paying attention to Buffalo, NY's I Can See Mountains now, because their debut album, Life on a Houseboat, is going to be a good one. Head to the replies to watch the band's music video for a new song from the effort, "Glory." The record drops July 2nd via Panic Records. Recommended for fans of Transit, Tigers Jaw, Saves the Day and The Wonder Years.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 08:10 AM
Update 2: Apparently that confirmation has been retracted. Who knows what June 18 will be. - TN

Update: Looks like the album release date has been confirmed by an employee at Def Jam. - Thomas Nassiff

Kanye West has tweeted from his account for the first time in months, saying simply "June Eighteen." It's probably safe to assume that's a release date for his new album that we know is recorded.
Chris Collum on 05/02/13 - 08:08 AM
Wind-Up Records has signed The Griswolds. More info can be found in the replies including the band's first single and tour dates.
Christian Wagner on 05/02/13 - 07:36 AM
Real Friends will release a new EP titled Put Yourself Back Together on June 4th. The artwork can be seen in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 06:38 AM
Fresh off of a tour with Fitz And The Tantrums, LA's Hunter Hunted have been building quite a buzz in the indie scene. With standout track “Keep Together” making the rounds on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and The Real World, the band has performed everywhere from The Conan O’Brien show to SXSW. We're exclusively streaming the Spacebrother remix of "Stay Together," which you can listen to in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/01/13 - 09:19 PM
Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of Kriss Kross was reportedly found dead of an apparent drug overdose today. He was 34. May he rest in peace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/01/13 - 07:53 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Runaround. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 05/01/13 - 07:30 PM
April was a pretty insane month for music releases. After conferring with The AP.net staff and editors from PunkNews.org, PropertyofZack, and UndertheGun, we have put together a playlist of all the best music we loved from April. You can check that out in the replies and make sure you didn't miss anything great.
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 06:16 PM
You can pre-order Portugal. The Man's new album Evil Friends here. The deluxe packages are discounted until May 4th. The album is in stores June 4th.

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Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 05:54 PM
Cartel has announced headlining dates surrounding their tour with New Found Glory. State Champs will be support. Head to the replies for dates and ticket links.
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 05:51 PM
You can stream a new Stickup Kid song over at AltPress.

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Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 05:50 PM
The just-released Iron Man 3 soundtrack is on sale for $5 on Amazon MP3. It features Imagine Dragons, Awolnation, Neon Trees, Passion Pit and more.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/01/13 - 03:48 PM
The 1975's new EP is up for pre-order on iTunes.

Track Listing
1) The City
2) Haunt // Bed
3) So Far (It's Alright)
4) Falling for You
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 03:37 PM
The Touche Amore and Title Fight split 7" is now available from Deathwish Inc.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/01/13 - 03:27 PM
Grammy.com recently sat down to interview Paramore.
When we started writing I actually blocked out a lot of how I felt about struggles as a band and losing two members and friends. It started to be a problem when I had this intense bout with writer's block. All my lyrics were garbage. There were crumpled pieces of lined paper all over my room. It was frustrating. I let myself go a little bit in the interludes and in a few lines of a couple different songs and just told myself, "It's OK to [be] honest. … Just don't be mean about it."

Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 02:05 PM
You can check out PropertyOfZack's summer tour preview here.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 01:53 PM
Safe To Say will self-release their new full-length on June 1st. In other news, hit the replies to watch their new video for "Bleed."
Ryan Gardner on 05/01/13 - 01:43 PM
Max Collins, of Eve 6, is making a solo album -- it's a PledgeMusic campaign, you know the drill by now.
In February I started recording, without a record deal or any sort of plan in place, completely on my own resources. I recruited friend and Fountains of Wayne drummer Brian Young to lay down some drum tracks and before I knew it we had the record tracked. Then came the question of how we would finance it; pay the people involved, get it mixed and mastered and out.
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 01:34 PM
Tiny Engines has signed Direct Effect. The band will release its new album, Sunburn, this summer. Press release in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 01:23 PM
Head to the replies to listen to Lakeview's new single "Draw The Line."
Christian Wagner on 05/01/13 - 01:15 PM
Jimmy Eat World wants you to tweet your memories about the band. The plan is to use these tweets, memories, pictures, etc., in the band's new official biography.
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 01:07 PM
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die will be heading out on a headline tour this June. They'll be bringing along Pity Sex, Daylight, and Dads. You can see the dates in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 01:07 PM
Call It Arson has self released their new full length Between Two Cities. You can stream the entire record here. heir record release show is Sunday May 5th at The Lilly Pad in New Haven, CT.
Christian Wagner on 05/01/13 - 12:00 PM
Check out the artwork for Night Verses' debut record, Lift Your Existence, in the replies. The album releases June 25 - definitely will have an exclusive for you closer to release.
Jack Appleby on 05/01/13 - 12:00 PM
Abandon Kansas have premiered a new track entitled “You+Me+The Radio” along with announcing their new self-funded 3-song EP, A Midwest Summer, produced by Dustin Burnett. It can be streamed at Purevolume where you can watch a candid interview with the band. The EP will hit all digital retailers on June 11th. The release will act as a pre-cursor to the band’s full-length concept album, due out later in 2013.
Christian Wagner on 05/01/13 - 11:55 AM
Michael Buble tops the charts this week after selling 195,000 copies of his new album. Fantasia came in at number two, selling 91k. And Justin Timberlake has now sold about 1,673,000 copies of his new album as he hits number three. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in this past chart week "totaled 5.15 million units, down 5% compared with the sum last week and down 5% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year to date album sales stand at 95.64 million, down 5% compared to the same total at this point last year."

Album SalesPhoenix - Bankrupt! [Debut: 50,000]
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll [36,000 / 190,000]
Fun. - Some Nights [Total: 1,313,000]
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 11:27 AM
Light Years will be releasing its debut full-length record, I Won't Hold This Against You, via Paper + Plastick Records. Today we can exclusively bring you guys the details of the release. It'll come out on June 18 and feature 12 songs - two of which appeared on the band's Parking Lots EP, which also has an acoustic track and is now available for $1. Head to the replies for the album art and a stream of a brand-new song, "Nice To Know You." The record can be preordered on vinyl and digital formats now as well.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 11:25 AM
Jim Adkins has described the new Jimmy Eat World album as an "adult break up record."
He went on to describe his muse in piecing together a break-up record: "In writing material for 'Damage,' I wanted an initial jumping-off, so I started writing, searching about love songs. And the kind of love songs that I’m attracted to, that interest me or I find interesting to explore, are the windows of adversity, heartbreak, or break-up… They always speak to me more."
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 11:22 AM
Duck. Little Brother, Duck! will be releasing a new 7” called No Spitting On Cats During Plague Time via Friends For Life Records. Pre-order it here and check out a teaser video in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 11:16 AM
Tyler, The Creator is in hot water once again - this time for his Mountain Dew ad that was pulled due to its racist undertones. The ad has been called "arguably the most racist commercial in history" by scholar Dr. Boyce Watkins. You can view it in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 11:04 AM
Manchester Orchestra can be found playing a new song, "The Ocean," live in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 10:58 AM
Kitty Pryde has written an article for Vice about her observations after Danny Brown "got head on stage."
I’m mad that a person thought it was okay to pull another person’s pants down during their performance in front of about 700 other people. I’m mad that a person thought it was a good idea to perform a sex act on another person without their consent. I’m mad that nobody made her leave. I’m mad that Danny had to actually wonder what he was supposed to do at that point. I’m mad that when I went home and said I had no respect for that girl, I was attacked for being a “slut-shamer” (after literally leading a girl to his hotel room at 3AM at her request) and, even more outrageously, for...
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 10:52 AM
I Fight Dragons have raised $50,000 in 36 hours to fund their new album/vinyl release via Kickstarter. As a result, they have added additional "stretch goals" - whenever the campaign reaches a new milestone, backers will receive additional rewards for their original contributions. For example, the $20/double gatefold w/ companion graphic novel has become a triple gatefold w/ companion graphic novel, fold-out poster, fluorescent blue vinyl, a 7" picture disc shaped like an 8-bit fireball, and an exclusive flexi-disc with a thank you and secret music.
Jack Appleby on 05/01/13 - 10:46 AM
It looks like Saves The Day are currently mixing their new record with Rob Schnapf.

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Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 10:34 AM
With the Punches don't think you should order vinyl from Hang Tight Records.
We keep getting reports of people ordering "Keep It Going" and "It's Not The End Of The World" on vinyl from Hang Tight Records and never getting them. We have tried to contact them and rectify the situation but it appears they are no longer answering messages from us. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT ORDER OUR RECORDS FROM THEM. Again we apologize to anyone who may have lost money, from this.

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Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 10:29 AM
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