Before "We Are Young," Some Nights and a Best New Artist Grammy, there was Aim & Ignite, an ambitious ten track album from three friends called fun. Produced by Steven McDonald (Redd Kross, OFF!), Aim & Ignite was heralded as the "the most essential pop album of 2009" by Absolutepunk.net. This four song collection features a studio track from Aim & Ignite, a live rendition of "Take Your Time (Coming Home), a b-side, and a remix of "Walking The Dog" from the RAC collective.
Equal Vision Records has signed Australian metalcore band House Vs. Hurricane. Their most recent album, Crooked Teeth, will receive a North American release later this year. Watch their new music video for "40 Deep" here.
The Story So Far has released a statement regarding the early leak of its new album, What You Don't See. You can read it in the replies. Please make sure to pick up the album if you like what you hear.
Alpha & Omega are currently recording their Bridge Nine Records debut in Los Angeles, CA from now through March 14th with producer Chad Gilbert of NFG and engineer Kyle Black.
A&O vocalist Luis Hernandez said they are working on ten new songs and going about recording them "… in a new way, taking it one day at a time. We're recording guitar, bass and vocals for a different song every day and making sure each song gets the right amount of attention." He continued, "I can't wait for people to hear these new songs. I love our past two records but these songs have something different about them. The writing and recording processes are so different from what we are used to and have...
Today I am giving away a pretty sweet ticket package to see Erik Griffin's record release show at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles on March 11th. The winner of this contest will receive 2 tickets to the show, VIP access to hang out before and meet Erik, and a signed copy of Erik's new album, Technical Foul: Volume One. "How do I win this super awesome contest, Drew?" is probably what you're thinking right now. It's fairly easy - just post your favorite Montez gif from the show Workaholics and I'll pick the best one tomorrow. Good luck!
We've got a bunch of great news today from So Cal pop-punkers Stanley And The Search. The band has signed to Lead Astray Records and will be releasing a new EP on CD in June and vinyl in August. In addition, the group has had several member changes including adding new vocalist Dominic Padilla and guitarist Andretti Amalel. We're exclusively premiering "Calendar" which features the new members. You can listen to it on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies.
On March 23rd 2013, Greiner Kilmer presents Drum Day at the Fort Washington School Of Rock. The day will include a drum clinic and solo by Matt Greiner (August Burns Red), Adam Gray (Texas In July), Grant McFarland (ex-This Or The Apocalypse). There will also be performances by Lancaster based band Bells, School Of Rock, and Drum-Off contestants competing for a grand prize of a Greiner Kilmer snare drum. More info can be found here.
We have another great exclusive on the site today, as we're streaming a brand new song from Philadelphia punk band, Restorations. The song is "Quit," and it's a chunky, slow-burn type of song that shows off Jon Loudon's deep vocals. It's off the band's upcoming Side One Dummy debut, LP2. You can stream the song over at the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. I have a feeling that if you really dug the vibes of The Menzingers in 2012, then you'll really enjoy this band and album. If you like the song, make sure to pre-order the album here.
Portugal. The Man will release its new album, Evil Friends, on June 4th. The band's new single of the same name is available for purchase on iTunes (you can also pre-order the album there as well). Track listing below and album art in the replies.
01) Plastic Soliders
02) Creep In a T-Shirt
03) Evil Friends
04) Modern Jesus
05) Hip Hop Kids
06) Atomic Man
07) Sea of Air
09) Holy Roller (Hallelujah)
10) Someday Believers
11) Purple Yellow Red and Blue
The AP.net staff has put together our monthly playlist of songs that were released in February 2013 that we loved, and thought you should check out. You can stream all of those in the replies, and if we missed any that you think we should checkout, leave a comment.
Today we're premiering a new song called "Drugs" from the hard-working pop-punk act Second To Last. The band will be releasing a split with Starters. Listen to "Drugs" on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Pre-orders for the split entitled Changing Tides for US can be found here and for Europe here.