I know a lot of our users enjoy the ambient noise and slow build-up from bands like Moving Mountains and The Appleseed Cast. Which is why I think our premiere of Over The Ocean's new song, "In This Darkness," will be a success here. You can stream it in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. The song is off the band's new album, Be Given To The Soil, which will be available digitally on April 30th and can be ordered on vinyl now.
Hi people. We wanted to throw this out there just to let everyone know that our boy and bass man Goose (Erik Henning) has left PBC. I don’t want to speak for him too much but simply put, he was ready to move on to other things in life and we’re happy for him. We truly wish him the best and if you like, you can too over @American_Goose. If you’ve seen us on our current tour you may have noticed a very tall man-boy holding what looks like a toy bass in his gargantuan arms. That’s Ty Smith. He’s an old friend of ours and he’ll be holding down the bass duties for us. Everything else is good in PBC world. This tour with Bad Religion and The...
Paramore ended up at #1 on the charts this week! Huge congrats to the band for selling 106,000 copies of their new album, and beating out Brad Paisley by 6,000 copies. Justin Timberlake comes in at number three selling 95,000 copies of his album - to put his total at 1.5 million. More notable sales can be found below. Overall album sales in this past chart week totaled 5.4 million units, down 4% compared with the sum last week and down 3% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year-to-date album sales stand at 85.1 million, down 5% compared with the same total at this point last year.
Singer-songwriter Grey Gordon has signed to No Sleep Records. He will release his third EP, Still At Home Here, on May 28th, which you can pre-order here or here. Listen to "500 Miles" from the EP here.
“Truthfully, I couldn't be more shocked when Chris approached me about signing to No Sleep, but I'm obviously beyond ecstatic to be putting out this upcoming EP with them,” says Gordon. “It's an incredible honor to get to be involved in something I've appreciated as an onlooker for the last few years. No Sleep is doing incredible things, and I honestly could not be more excited to be working with them, hopefully well into the future.”
Welcome to My Back Pages, a 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 revisiting a lifelong favorite of both of ours: R.E.M.'s 1992 classic Automatic for the...
The Hush Sound, Hockey, and River City Extension are going on tour. Dates are in the replies. River City Extension is finishing up a music video for "If You Need Me Back in Brooklyn," to be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, they have posted a sound collage put together from their rehearsals that show a glimpse of new material. You can listen to that in the replies.
In a recent Pitchfork feature for which Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch was interviewed, he mentioned that the band is on somewhat of a break at the moment, and we shouldn't expect new material anytime soon. Speaking about time spent recording with the band last year, Martsch said he was "happy to bag that record" and "wasn't having a great time."
Christopher Owens has announced a solo acoustic tour in June, check out the dates in the replies. He says he will be playing songs from his solo album Lysandre as well as ones released by his former band Girls.
Today we've got a pretty cool song premiere. If you're a fan of that weird, indie-punk vibe of bands like Superchunk and Weezer, then you might dig the sound of Michigan's Lawnmower. They'll be releasing its new EP, Whack Yer Brain, on Save Your Generation Records, and you can listen to a new song titled "Beware Heather Sinclair" in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile.
Summer People have released a new song titled “Dressed To Play” off their upcoming new album, Burn The Germs, out April 23rd. The band will also be playing a record release show in New York on April 21st at Brooklyn Bowl with The Drowners.
City & Colour has announced pre-order bundles for their new record, The Hurry And The Harm, on sale tomorrow via their official website. Besides the usual offerings, the "Super Bundle" includes an Airline Jupiter PRO Dallas Green Signature hollow-body guitar with honeyburst finish, tortoiseshell pickguard, two Airline Argyle Pickups, a 3-way vintage flipper switch and 5 controls mounted on a flowing pickguard - full details can be seen in the replies.
The Wonder Years will be playing in-store sessions during the release week of The Greatest Generation in California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Check out where and when in the replies.
PureVolume has posted another great video of comedian Grant Cotter interviewing musicians from the Warped Tour Kickoff show. This one has features Grant speaking with Dia Frampton about some of her favorite Warped memories.
Last week, PropertyOfZack, along with Big Footprints and Lame-O Records, released a 75-band comp for charity for a minimum of $5. For the next week, donations to this comp will go towards victims of the Boston terrorism attack that occurred yesterday for the next week. It can be downloaded here.