Last Friday, we premiered the first part of Vinnie Caruana's tour blog. He's been on the road with travelmates Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, Brian Marquis, and A Loss For Words. In this entry, Vinnie talks about reciprocal appreciation among music artists and their fans. You can read more in the replies, and also check out various photos from their Acoustic Basement Tour. And, if you haven't heard it yet, please check out City By the Sea, Vinnie's acoustic solo debut.
The Stick People features guitarist Mike Stone, known for his work with Queensryche and Peter Criss, and former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Frankie Anthony. Despite the members' metal background, the band's sound is more akin to '90s alternative. Their debut album, Madness, was produced by Dito Godwin (No Doubt, Motley Crue) and comes out April 23th via EFM Records. Stream a new track titled "The Box" on their AP.net profile or in the replies.
Today we are pleased to be streaming a new song called "Lost & Found" from Rochester, NY-based ska-punk group Mrs. Skannotto. The track comes from the band's upcoming full length record, All These Evolutions, which will be out on February 26. You can check out the song in the replies (where you can also see their current tour dates with The Toasters) or on their AP.net Profile.
We couldn't be more excited to exclusively reveal a new Conditions song called "Walking Separate Ways." It comes from the band's upcoming full-length, Full Of War. Head to the group's AP.net profile or listen to the track in the replies (It works for supported mobile devices now!). Leave your thoughts as well and let's appreciate how epic the Conditions' new record will be. You can check out preorders here and here.
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.
Whether you think Florida sucks or not, you're going to want to check out today's exclusive premiere of the new split 7" from Fake Problems and You Blew It!. You can stream Florida Doesn't Suckhere. It's some of best material to date from both bands. If you like what you hear (and who are you kidding? Of course you're going to like what you hear!), you can order the split via Topshelf. If you need a reading companion while listening to it, you can check out my review here.
Today we're streaming Anavae's new EP, Stomr Chaser, which will be released next week on Lab Records. The UK duo have a knack for creating their own version of female fronted pop-rock that reminds me of VersaEmerge and Kenotia. Head over to the band's AP.net profile to stream the EP and leave your thoughts in the replies.
As many of you know, Vinnie Caruana just recently released his debut solo EP, City by the Sea, on I Surrender Records. So of course we're more than excited to bring you a new weekly tour diary feature titled Vinnie On The Road. Once a week, Vinnie will be sharing his general thoughts as he makes his way around the country on his Acoustic Basement Tour. Accompanying him are Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, A Loss for Words, and Brian Marquis. So sit back, relax, and make sure to get your copy of City by the Sea.
Today we are streaming a brand-new song from California-based pop-punk act Point Of View. The band plays an old-school style of the genre, similar to bands like Green Day and NOFX, with a lot of emphasis on big hooks amidst a raw core sound. Check out "Home" from the band's upcoming five-song EP, Burner, on Point Of View's AP.net Profile or in the replies. Burner will be out March 29 via Hella Mad Records.
Today we are happy to be streaming a split from Tallahassee, FL's Send Away Stranger (featuring members of Wavelets) and St. Louis, MO's Foxing. You can stream the three-song split in the replies and preorder the 7" vinyl here.
After one of the crazier viral marketing schemes I've ever seen, it is finally winding down. Today we're lucky to premiere Shone's debut album, Heat Thing. Head to the replies to stream the album in it's entirety and be sure to keep posted to find out the band's official lineup next week. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the album as well.
If you're a fan of heavier music, you do not want to miss this premiere today. We have an early stream of Barrow's stunning new album Though I'm Alone, a nine-track auditory assault that will leave you begging for more. If you're a fan of Pianos Become The Teeth, Loma Prieta, and the like, you will certainly adore Though I'm Alone. Stream it at the band's AP.net profile and pre-order the record here via Mayfly Records.
Today we're premiering Maker's music video for "Medina (West Coast)." If you don't remember, the band was in a devastating accident on tour, so this video features footage of the band before the incident. From my short time getting to know guitarist Eric Soucy, I can tell you this band has no quit in them. Head to the replies to watch the music video and leave your thoughts on it as well.
Today we are happy to exclusively premiere a new song from Frameworks, a fantastic new post-hardcore band from Gainesville, FL. The band gave us our first taste of its new EP, Small Victories, when it released "Old Chokes" earlier this month, but you can now check out the second song from the EP, "Sewn," in the replies or on their AP.net Profile. Small Victories will be out on February 12 and is recommended for fans of bands like Suis La Lune and Caravels. You can preorder the 7" here.
Today we're bringing you the exclusive premiere of Run, Forever's new video for "Basement." The song is off the band's excellent 2012 album Settling. It's a beautifully shot and edited video, so check it out in the replies. You can pick up Settlinghere via Tiny Engines.
Oh boy, this exclusive will get your toes tapping and your blood pumping. We're excited to premiere the third installment of Count Your Lucky Stars 4-way splits - this one featuring Dikembe, Hightide Hotel, Jet Set Sail, and Monument. This stream will definitely snap you out of the winter blues and make you think of warmer futures. You can stream the split in the replies or each song individually at each band's respective AP.net profile. If you dig what you hear (and you will), make sure you pre-order the split here.
Today we've got a really cool exclusive from The Gaslight Anthem highlighting the behind the scenes process and making of their song "Here Comes My Man." You can check that out in the replies. Handwritten is in stores now.
Today we're pleased to be bringing you a video premiere and band spotlight all rolled into one big, angsty bundle from Portland's For The Life Of Me. The band have a new EP Closure out soon and you can scroll down to see the band's lyric video for lead single "Eleven." If a heady mix of Balance & Composure and Make Do And Mend sounds like your kind of thing, you'll probably dig it. Let us know what you think in the replies.
Today, we're premiering the upcoming split LP from Scranton, PA-based Three Man Cannon (featuring members of Tigers Jaw) and Portland, OR's Lee Corey Oswald. Three Man Cannon has been described as "a folkier Modest Mouse ... or maybe a more punk Mountain Goats," while Lee Corey Oswald dabbles in the "hooky, blown-out fuzz rock and reverb-drenched riffs of yesteryear." You can stream both halves of the split over at the band's AP.net profiles (TMC here and LCO here). The split is a joint release from Black With Sap and Stereophonodon Records and you can pre-order it here.
Update: The chat is over, thanks to the guys for hanging out tonight.
Cartel won't be releasing Collider until March 26th, but today we're giving you a small taste of what's to come on arguably the best album of the band's career. The track we're premiering is "Uninspired," a mid-tempo rocker that showcases vocalist Will Pugh in total control. He and the rest of the band will also be joining this thread to discuss the song, the upcoming album, and anything else, so stick around for that as well. So check out "Uninspired" in the replies (or the band's AP.net profile) and hang out with the band.
Ladyfinger (ne) will release their third album Errant Forms on Saddle Creek next week, but why wait until then to listen? You can now exclusively stream this upcoming album on their AP.net profile. If you enjoy indie-rock (or a "mix of classic rock bombast and punk grit" as the band likes to describe themselves), and fellow label mates Cursive, then this comes highly recommended. So go take a listen and let us know what you think! If you like what you hear, make sure to grab a copy of their LP, which is limited to 500 copies, here. Enjoy.
You may remember Kut U Up from Riding in Vans with Boys, a documentary about the band's opening stint on the Pop Disaster Tour with Blink 182 and Green Day. (Spoiler alert: drunken hilarity ensues.) The guys are still at it, and you can stream a new song titled "Fine Columbians" on their AP.net profile. The track comes from Unsigned/Unrest, a benefit compilation featuring new and previously unreleased material from Socratic, Mike Felumlee, Over It, House of Fools and more. It comes out February 12th via Broken Heart Records and can be pre-ordered here.
The Atlantic may be relatively new to the scene as a band, but on their own they have had their ties. Whether it be Dave drumming for The Best Week Ever or Jessica singing on Sleeping With Sirens' latest acoustic EP, the duo are making a name for themselves. You can stream/download a new track entitled "Wasting Time" featuring Xander of SECRETS on the band's AP.net profile. The song was recorded with Erik Ron (Four Year Strong, Panic! At The Disco, Foxy Shazam) out in California a few months back. Give the track a listen and leave your thoughts in the replies. And if you missed it, the band premiered another track yesterday on our sister site Purevolume.
Today we're premiering the title track from Farewell, My Love's upcoming record called "Mirror, Mirror." The Standby Records act has been building a name for itself since 2011 in the Phoenix music scene and is ready to take on the world with its own brand of self-proclaimed theatrical rock. The song “Mirror, Mirror” chronicles the haywire circumstances surrounding someone who is pulled in multiple directions and questioning their very identity. Listen to the track on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.