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Kwolek's interview's up right here.
I used to only really listen to radio in the car. Now I don't own one, so I don't really know radio anymore. Yet I've seen stats that suggest that nearly everyone still listens to it. Clear Channel sucks wango, of course. Is college radio still viable? Is there any recent artist who can say "radio was where I was discovered?" I tend to think "no," but maybe I'm just a dick.
Zac Djamoos on 02/27/14 - 05:59 PM
You can read Nameless' interview here.
The word "Nameless" tries to suggest the idea of a lack of identity. We think that this feeling could be recognized and shared by lot of people, beyond the different personalities, because it focuses on something intimate and unconscious, hard to admit but often true.
Zac Djamoos on 02/26/14 - 07:39 PM
Today we're featuring a song from Indiana pop-rock band My Sweet Fall. The young band just put out its new record Cheap Therapy and we're streaming the track "Make You Mine." Listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 02/26/14 - 06:53 AM
Oh Captive filled out our interview; read what they had to say over here.
Listening to "Africa" by Toto in the car. If an alien came to earth and asked for a single song to represent our planet's music, I'd want it to be that.
Zac Djamoos on 02/25/14 - 07:42 PM
Day at the Fair - one of the most underappreciated bands of the Drive-Thru Records glory days - is back with their first song in nine years. Head to the replies to stream "The Brightening," which was produced by Rob Freeman. If you like what you hear, pick up the single on Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon. All profits will go toward the recording of their final album, The Epilogue, which is due out later this year on Broken Heart Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/25/14 - 07:45 AM
Audrey Sinead took the time to fill out our interview; you can read that here.
My favorite song to play right now is my new single called "Say It Again." My boyfriend lives in Scotland, so the song is about how hard it can be to be in a long distance relationship, but it’ll be worth it eventually when we won’t have to wait months to see each other anymore.
Zac Djamoos on 02/24/14 - 08:41 PM
A bunch of our forum members have got together once again to record some covers and put them together as part of a compilation. You can check out the full thing here.

Tracklisting
1. Ryan McAvoy (Ryan McAvoy) - Play Crack The Sky (Brand New)
2. Cootie Catcher (brandsonemanband) - Call Me Maybe Remix (Carly Rae Jepsen)
3. Open to Fire (Paulb-182)- Jealous Guy (John Lennon)
4. Belmore Cub (Kyle Huntington) - Cavalier (James Vincent McMorrow)
5. As Gideon Weeps (nfarreler) - 400 Lux (Lorde)
6. The Kinky Rite - Lua (Bright Eyes)
7. misewell (bobsheiskaway) - House of Gold (twenty one pilots)
8. City Mouth (fourchordwonder) - Sore Thumb (The Format)
9. John Thomy (unclear lies)-...
Kyle Huntington on 02/24/14 - 10:12 AM
The fellas in Beartooth will be chatting with us today at 1pm PST/4pm EST, under the following usernames: CalebBeartooth, NickBeartooth, TaylorBeartooth, and BrandonBeartooth. They're currently on the road supporting Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, and others, so feel free to ask them about how the tour is going, or ask them about their current release, the Sick EP.

Update: The guys are unfortunately unable to make it to chat today, so we're going to re-schedule for a close time in the future. We'll keep you posted as to when they'll be coming through. - JD
Jake Denning on 02/23/14 - 12:23 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 02/23/14 - 08:08 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today I'm taking over to showcase what I listen to when I'm in the gym, lifting weights - maybe you'll remember some of the other gym playlists that have hit the site over the last year or so. You can check out a Spotify link in the replies.
Jake Denning on 02/21/14 - 10:17 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/21/14 - 10:00 AM
Green Day's Dookie turned 20 this year, but its influence can still be felt to this day. Case in point: Rochester, NY punk rock trio Envious Disguise. Head to the replies to stream "She Hates Me" from their debut album, Blood, Sweat and Beers, which comes out tomorrow via Eat Here Records. The concise, punchy number could easily fit between four-chord anthems by Green Day and MxPx on your skateboarding mixtape.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/21/14 - 08:27 AM
Neveralone filled out our interview; check it out.
We grew up listening to all the punk rock bands from the 90s and first years of 2000, to name a few: Blink 182, New Found Glory, Nofx, Lagwagon, Mxpx, Useless ID, Strung Out, Jimmy Eat World, Nirvana, Offspring, Rufio, Millencolin, but also some heavier stuff, like nu metal, hardcore and such.
Zac Djamoos on 02/19/14 - 08:25 PM
Stay Seventeen took some time to fill out our interview - you can find it here.
Our influence comes from a wide variety of bands, especially with the new stuff we’ve been writing. One Direction, The Summer Set, Katy Perry, and Imagine Dragons have all seemed to find their way into the new songs! It makes for an interesting and diverse mix, which is something we want to be apparent in everything we put out.
Zac Djamoos on 02/18/14 - 08:21 PM
In celebration of today's release of Mike Mains & The Branches' sophomore record, Calm Down, Everything Is Fine, we are streaming the whole thing. Hit the replies to hear it. Matt Hoopes (of Relient K) produced the record and plays guitar on it, while Zac Farro (ex-Paramore) plays drums. Be sure to read our review of the record.
Ryan Gardner on 02/18/14 - 05:58 AM
The horribly named Holy Pinto! filled out our random interview, read it here.
Final year of college and frustrated with life and how we weren't doing music at the time. I spent about two years trying to convince Ryan to start a band with me. I don't think I ever played him any songs or anything I had written though, so it was a very counterproductive persuasion. Eventually happened, I guess!
Zac Djamoos on 02/17/14 - 08:48 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 02/16/14 - 07:14 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 02/16/14 - 08:17 AM
The Young Wild Hearts filled out our interview; read it here.
The abillity to never get full, or fat, so I can eat french dips all fuckin' day.
Zac Djamoos on 02/14/14 - 08:50 PM
The staff of To Write Love On Her Arms (including founder Jamie Tworkowski) will be chatting in this thread at approximately 8 p.m. EST in our seventh annual "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have To Suck" chat. Come on in (click on "replies" link) to start posting questions for the staff and chatting with other TWLOHA supporters.
Drew Beringer on 02/14/14 - 04:50 PM
Today we've compiled a special edition of AbsolutePlaylist for Valentine's Day. All of us here on AP.net have different plans for the holiday - and whether or not we're in a relationship, we're excited to share a few songs with you. A batch of staff members who are in relationships asked their significant others to choose a song that was meaningful to them and that, in a way, represented their relationship. We let them do the writing this time and they contributed a short blurb about why they chose that song. Another batch of staff who are riding solo today chose songs as well and contributed short writeups. Just click into the replies and check it out.
Thomas Nassiff on 02/14/14 - 11:43 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/14/14 - 10:00 AM
Strange Times' interview is now up for your reading pleasure.
*basscalist [base-ka-list] - (n) a person that is both the bassist and lead vocalist of a band.
Ex. Fat Mike, Les Claypool, Paul McCartney, Comrade Aaron, etc.
Origin: 2013; 21st Century English < Latin: bezsacalistica
Zac Djamoos on 02/13/14 - 08:46 PM
The seventh annual TWLOHA "Valentine's Day Doesn't Have to Suck" chat on AbsolutePunk will be occurring tomorrow, February 14th, at 8 PM EST. The whole crew will be here including founder Jamie Tworkowski, so make sure you stop by and hang out.
Drew Beringer on 02/13/14 - 04:06 PM
Johnny Wore Black's interview can be read here.
My name is Johnny, that's what my dad called me. I like Johnny Cash, a story teller with integrity in his writing and delivery. He wore black to identify with those less fortunate and I remember the black suit I wore at my father's funeral when I was seventeen.
Zac Djamoos on 02/12/14 - 07:33 PM
AC ANGRY took some time to fill out our interview, you can read that here.
We wanted a name that sounded like kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll. As we were going through a list with suggestions, AC ANGRY was the one that made the cut. To us AC ANGRY sounds like an American muscle-car going at full throttle. It also can be interpreted as raging power, with the AC meaning alternative current.
Zac Djamoos on 02/11/14 - 06:17 PM
Here's another band to band interview, this time with Matt & Toby of Emery, and Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime. Head to the replies to check it out.
Jake Denning on 02/11/14 - 01:30 PM
You can read our interview with Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime here. The band will be releasing What Was Done: Volume I, an acoustic re-imagining of past material, later in 2014.
Jake Denning on 02/11/14 - 01:03 PM
Today's interview comes from pop-punk band When We Team Up, and you can read it here, if you are so inclined.
I was the tour manager for the last ever Attack! Attack! tour. Be on stage for the last show ever was pretty insane. The energy was unreal. Lot of good friends were made on that tour as well, big shout out to the dudes in The Plot In You, Get Scared, Dangerkids, and Closer To Closure and of course to the Attack! Attack! Family and all of the guest artists that came out from bands like We Came As Romans, Beartooth, and In Fear And Faith. It was a great send off.
Zac Djamoos on 02/10/14 - 03:01 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 02/09/14 - 04:48 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 02/09/14 - 08:32 AM
You can snag Scholar's new album Choose Adventure for free on their bandcamp.
Zac Djamoos on 02/07/14 - 03:26 PM
The ridiculously named Hot Bagels did an interview with us, which can be found here.
Write music and rock. There is nothing else I'd rather do. It gets me high.
Zac Djamoos on 02/07/14 - 01:27 PM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 02/07/14 - 10:00 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. Today I've taken the helm to give you a stunning tour-de-force of the oft-maligned and misunderstood genre known as "southern rock." There are Rdio and Spotify streams in the replies so kick off your shoes, grab your beverage of choice, and let's wish these winter blues away together!
Chris Collum on 02/07/14 - 06:41 AM
All Forces recently filled out our interview, which can be read here.
The usual. Our families, significant others, people who promoted us, and Thomas Edison. Because, you know, he invented the gramophone. Even though he was a greedy asshole that probably fucked Nikola Tesla out of unimaginable wealth.
Zac Djamoos on 02/06/14 - 08:44 PM
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.

After our last feature, where we discussed the legendary Mr. Bob Dylan, we couldn't help but move onto Dylan's significantly...
Chris Collum on 02/06/14 - 10:52 AM
The Awesome Forces is a band from Pennsylvania who makes music similar to their idols in Aquabats. Check out the interview they did with us here.
Zac Djamoos on 02/03/14 - 11:57 AM
Head to the replies to see this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 02/02/14 - 07:38 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 02/02/14 - 08:35 AM
Read an interview with our own Drew Beringer about vinyl collecting and records on Now Spinning.
My older cousin gave me a copy of Rage Against The Machine’s debut album and then my first purchase on my own was Weezer’s Blue Album. From then on through all levels of schooling (middle, high, college) any extra income I got from my part-time or summer jobs went to buying music. Still does!
Ryan Gardner on 01/31/14 - 03:21 PM
In case anyone forgot, this past fall we launched the first-ever AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge. Members of our community contributed $20 each and all the money was put into a pool. Each of the fantasy football leagues was run by a band member and each member picked a charity. An ultimate winner (using win-loss record, points for, points against and point differential as measuring sticks) has now been determined! The winner of Brandon Pagano's (Handguns) league, Micah, finished with an 11-3 record and the best overall point differential out of all the champions, so the money collected – nearly $3,000 – will be donated next week to the Ronald McDonald House of Albany. In case you're...
Thomas Nassiff on 01/31/14 - 03:20 PM
Today we're very proud to announce a brand new feature which, for the time being, we're calling AbsolutePlaylist. We're going to be posting a 1 hour playlist every Friday starting off with our very own staff members. This week, we're featuring my own playlist: From 24 to 12: A Playlist to my Past where I put together a collection of songs I would send to my 12 year old self. Check out the playlist, and my track by track commentary in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on 01/31/14 - 11:04 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 01/31/14 - 10:00 AM
You can now read Mia Mia!'s interview.
Zac Djamoos on 01/30/14 - 07:11 PM
Zac Djamoos on 01/29/14 - 06:59 PM
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