Louis XIV frontman Jason Hill formed a new project dubbed Vicky Cryer. He collaborated with members of Muse, The Killers, The Mars Volta, Jamiroquai and more on the debut album, The Synthetic Love of Emotional Engineering, which is due out April 16th. Details are in the replies.
3. Krokodil Tears
4. Touch You
5. The Synthetic Love of Emotional Engineering
6. Expensive Love
7. Lady and the Tramp
8. Young Love
9. I'll Take the Pain
10. A Single Cut (Is Worth A Thousand Words)
We’ve decided to take a hiatus from active status. This does indeed mean we will not be playing Block Party in New Orleans. Usually this type of announcement would be accompanied by a longwinded rant about how unique our struggle was, how every ending is a new beginning, or something else equally stupid and bullshitty. I’d rather just leave it at this:
We were a band. Maybe someday we will be again. We’ve had some amazing times, and we truly appreciate those of you who’ve contributed to our existence. We’ve never been a supercool hype band or uberpunx beardy band, so we thank each and every one of you who listened to our music over the...
Josh Groban's All That Echoes is the number one album this week, selling 145,000 copies. Tim McGraw came in at number two with 107,000 copies sold, Now Forty-fucking-Five is number three with 87,000 copies sold. Overall album sales totaled 5.81 million units, up 11% compared to last week, and down 15% compared with the comparable week in 2012. Year to date album sales stand at 32.30 million, down 5% compared to the same total at this point last year. Some other notable sales from the past week can be found below.
In a recent interview, Scott Hutchinson of Frightened Rabbit mentioned that he has been working on some material with Andy Hull of Manchester Orchestra, and that fans can expect to see a single from the new project on Record Store Day (April 20th). He also mentioned that a full-length could possibly be in the works.
The "British Music Embassy" will return to SXSW this year at Latitude 30 where many British bands will be showcased over a week including Lucy Rose, The 1975, Peace, Swim Deepand Camera Obscura. Head to the replies to check out the full schedule now.
Long Island's State Lines will be releasing its Tiny Engines debut album, For The Boats, on April 30th. It's one of my favorite releases of the young new year so far, so I'm thrilled that we get to premiere "Shady Existence," which is one of the coolest songs off the LP. The song features an awesome hip-hop intro (courtesy of Jovi) before launching into the band's brand of raw punk that's in the vein of Tigers Jaw and early Saves The Day. So check out the song over at the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. The band will be playing at the upcoming Today's Mixtape Festival and Stay Sweet Fest in April, so make sure you check them out there as well.
Post-hardcore act Wolves At Bay will be releasing its new EP I Was The Devil Once on April 16th via Animal Style Records. To get you stoked on that, we're premiering a new song from the EP titled "Know Why," which you can stream over at the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Pre-order information is coming soon. You can check out the artwork and track listing in the replies.
With Tides Of Man, Saosin, and now Dance Gavin Dance on his resume, few would have ever expected Tilian Pearson to venture into pop tunes. That said, the vocalist proves to be a perfect fit for upbeat ditties on Material Me, his debut solo album. Today we're premiering the dance-y number "Flutter" - hit the replies for a taste, and pre-order Material Mehere.