When Aaron Marsh puts his stamp of approval on a project, that's when you know you should pay attention. In the case of Chicago's Valaska, the moniker for the Windy City's Dave Valdez, you should get to know this guy...and fast. Channeling the likes of Analog Rebellion, Sleeping At Last, and Deas Vail, Valaska brings a ukelele and electronic laden track that's got lots of different feels to it. Listen to the single "Golden Age" on his AP.net profile or listen in the replies.
Paramore will be performing at SXSW on March 13th as part of The Warner Sound Captured By Nikon. The performance will also be streaming on YouTube. Additionally, the band's first three albums have been mastered for iTunes; pick them up here. Lastly, they are scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live on April 11th and Conan on April 30th, with additional TV appearances to be announced.
KD: Well they’re not… The Jesse one is a rock record and it’s like a ROCK record. More than anything I’ve ever worked on so far.
AH: Yeah it’s bloodthirsty. Sick. It is. I’ve only heard really bad sounding demos, but it’s a version of Kevin. It’s a version of him that’s kind of this punky, bloodthirsty, loud rock thing. And you can hear the Jesse influence. There’s this section that goes to half time in one of these songs that I really like. It was totally a momment...
Sony Music are suing a Swedish BitTorrent user for $233,000 after he leaked Beyonce's latest album, 4, on The Pirate Bay. According to TorrentFreak, the 47 year old man from Gothenburg, who worked in the music industry, shared the album on June 8, 2011, ahead of its June 24 release date. Opinions?
Celebrated Scottish band, Big Country will be releasing The Journey on April 30. It's their first studio album in 14 years and their first with frontman Mike Peters. Hear their new single "The Journey" here. Head to replies to see their current tour dates.
I can probably say that this will be our last record on Universal. It was great, but major labels are always struggling. They’re polishing the brass on the Titanic. We had a good run, for sure, but there was always the risk of getting the major label rigmarole. It’s always about the profit. It’s always about the top dollar and what’s happening now, which is why every label is signing a bunch of bands that sound like Mumford & Sons. We released a super heavy rock record, but whatever. They’ve been good to us and breathed some good life into our career.
We have a special treat for your ears today, as we're premiering a song from one of my favorite albums of 2013 thus far - CaravelsTopshelf Records' debut, Lacuna. The band's blend of melody and hardcore is evident in "Having Had & Lost Some Infinite Thing," and fans of Pianos Become The Teeth and the like will enjoy this immensely. You can stream the song in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. If you like what you hear (and you will), make sure you pre-order the album, which hits retailers on March 26th.
The Year Fifteen (side project of Billy Duprey from The Republic Of Wolves) has released a new music video for their song "Objectivity" (it's in the replies). The band has also announced their debut album will be called As A World Entire and will be released this spring.
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Today we've got a short interview with Jenna Miles, co-owner of ShopRadioCast, talking about the new pressing of Blink-182's Take Off Your Pants and Jacket. I spoke with her about why the company wanted to get involved with this release, the failed Mightier Than Sword pressing, why they decided to offer a discount to those who preordered from MTS and more. ShopRadioCast will put up their TOYPAJ pressing for preorder on March 12; check out the interview and a timeline of the ordeal of this record release here and discuss it, along with whether you'll be preordering the release, in the replies.
We've been ready to announce it for weeks but we procrastinated because we weren't sure what the...
Welcome to My Back Pages, a new collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
This week, we are taking a look at The Replacements' seminal 1985 album Tim. Produced by Tommy Ramone, the...
Equal Vision Records will host a day party/label showcase on March 15 in Austin, TX at SXSW 2013. The event, sponsored by Onkyo, will take place at House of Blues (Annex) on the corner of 6th and Red River, from noon to 6pm. Head to replies for times and line up.