Audiostrobelight will release History as Written by the Defeated as a digital exclusive on July 17th via Little Heart Records. It's a "reimagined retrospective." You can pre-order it and hear a new song called "Blisters" in the replies.
Happy Friday everyone! I had planned to spend the day catching up on podcasts and relaxing for the long Fourth of July weekend. So, first things first: I hope everyone has a great and safe weekend. Definitely take advantage of that Apple Music trial to try out some new music while watching fireworks (I wrote up a few things I’ve been listening to lately on my blog). Usually this is the part of the week where I’d link to something funny, random, or interesting that I found over the past week. However, after seeing my Twitter at-replies this morning I’m just not in the mood for that right now. Instead, since I need more than 140 characters and I’m getting a bunch of questions about my...
Earlier this week I had the chance to take part in a conference call with Miguel to discuss his recently-released album Wildheart, which also happens to be one of the year's best. The full exchange can be found here.
Nothing that matters in this world has ever been accomplished by being faint of heart, or by being fearful, or being conformist. It always took a little bit of delusion, a little bit of crazy, a little bit of wild-heartedness to go against the grain. Because the truth is, being yourself is wild-hearted, because no one will ever be like you. You are the only you that will ever be and has ever been. And I think that’s to be celebrated, as opposed to being muted, or being...
But the first Foo Fighters album turns 20 tomorrow, which means at this point there has to be many others who first became aware of Grohl because they heard “Everlong” on the radio or in the mall or anywhere, or they saw any video in the long lineage of Foo singles on Fuse or whatever.
Run the Jewels will be running their own show on Apple Music's Beats 1. The show will air on Fridays at 9pm EST. If you're interested in even more more Apple Music / Beats 1 talk -- check out this week's podcast.
A Brilliant Lie have announced a three EP series, entitled Threads, to be released between now and next July. The first installment, Threads: Cutter, will be released on July 17. The artwork can be viewed in the replies, and the EP can be preordered at the band's website.
1. Always at Odds
3. Circles for Sewing
4. Drive til Morning
5. Bittered Bones
The AP.net staff is here to bring you a different playlist every Friday to soundtrack your summer. Last week, we took your suggestions and crafted a Feel Good Hits of the Summer Playlist. This week, things are getting a little bit darker. We're taking you to one of the staples of summer: the late night drive. This is one to throw on while your aimlessly cruising through the backstreets at 3 AM. So roll those windows down, and check out the playlist in the replies.
The UK rock band, Blitz Kids have called it quits. They have also cancelled their upcoming UK tour and will be scheduling a farewell tour.
I don’t want to talk in clichés or metaphor, so I’m just going to come straight out with it. It is with heavy hearts but heads held high that we must announce it is time for us to take our leave.
We have always said that we are friends, first and foremost, before a band. And it is as friends that we have reached this decision to end this incredible adventure that we started 8 years ago. Between then and now, this band has taken us to beautiful places that we’d never have experienced without it, and introduced us to people who we consider family and...
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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Safe To Say just signed with SideOneDummy in the U.S. and New Damage in Canada. An EP called Hiding Games will be released on July 31st and a new song called "Summer Sickness" is streaming over at AltPress.
What happens when the power goes out in the middle of recording a podcast? Welp, you lose the first few minutes of your talk about The Wonder Years apparently. We were able to salvage the conversation using my back-up recording; however, Thomas's vocals are a little different for the first five to ten minutes of this one -- sorry about that -- we get that fixed relatively quickly and then we're on to a jam-packed episode. We start with talking about The Wonder Year's new song, video, album, and everything associated with that. Then we move into a talk all about the newly released Apple Music. What are our thoughts? Are we going to stick with it? What do we like, dislike, hate, and love?...
Following the earlier announcement that The Libertines would release their first album in 11 years in September, the band has now unveiled the first single and video from it titled "Gunga Din". Hit the replies to check it out.
Once in a while, I come across a new band I can't get enough of. Narrow / Arrow falls in that category. The first time I heard "Savior Talk" from their upcoming EP Middle Children, I couldn't wait to hit repeat - the melodies and Cody Nicolas' incredibly emotive vocal bursts at the end of the song make the listener yearn for more. I'm happy to be sharing this song on AP.net today (below), so take a listen and let us know what you think. While the band shares common elements with the likes of American Football and TTNG, Narrow / Arrow are set to leave their own mark in the scene and I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve in the coming years.
Looks like the owner of The Rave in Milwaukee told Senses Failon Twitter they couldn't play the venue. Before the account was made private it said the band wouldn't be allowed back at the venue because they disrespected Kevin Lyman.
Guess we aren't allowed to play the Rave now because I spoke out about @Frontporchstep
Unfortunately, due to a personal emergency beyond our control, we will not be able to play our upcoming west coast shows with our friends in Hawthorne Heights, Sleepwave, and Extinction AD, nor will be be doing the NYC date with Emery and Fashion Week. We apologize to everyone who was planning on coming out to see these shows. We'll be making up shows as soon as we can. Thank you all so much for your continued support, we are incredibly grateful to every one of you for sticking by us throughout the years. We'll keep you updated on when the make-up shows will be. As always, thanks for everything...we'll see you soon!
Even the police are in on the conspiracy—common questions rape victims will be asked if they report are “What were you wearing?”; “What were you drinking?”; “Did you smile at him?” From the start, the victims are on trial, and after being faced with such oblique distaste and disinterest, most of them choose not to press charges. The process of trying to bring your abuser to justice is long, exhausting, and usually unsatisfying. That’s why...
After stating in a tweet last year that if they got 1,000 re-tweets, they would record an album about the 1996 cinematic masterpiece Space Jam, Sledding With Tigers has just announced their newest record, Come on and Slam, will be released July 24. Stream the first single, "Take It From Me, Michael Jordan," in the replies, where you can also see the artwork and tracklisting.
Hit the replies to hear a new single from The Lighthouse and the Whaler titled "In Motion." The band will release their new album, Mont Royal, on August 28th via Roll Call Records. Fans of Bleachers should give this one a listen.
The superb Gambles has released his new album Vicious Times today and you can listen to it in full via the replies. Produced by Boots, I highly recommend this for fans of Father John Misty, Tom Waits etc. Get on it.
Buffalo, New York punk rock pretty much sums up Thundercloud Kid. The band will release their new EP called Songs About the Hopeless and Mourning on August 28th. We are premiering a new song called "Bad News for Blue Eyes" today. The song really harkens back to old school '90s Fat Wreck bands or more recently a band like Red City Radio. If you're looking for a punk rock song to kick off your holiday weekend, this is it. Give it a listen in the replies.