Exquisite Corps' bio opens with "A tiny garage in a downtown alley. A cello, a guitar, and a voice," which immediately grabbed my attention, especially at this time of the year. Needless to say, their self-titled debut fit in perfectly with the rest of my fall playlist, and I'm happy to be able to share one of the tracks, "I Want What I Want," here on AP.net. Head to the replies to take a listen and let us know what you think. Enjoy.
I've been told today's a holiday of sorts, so what better way to celebrate it than with the most recent column from AP.net's resident doctor Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die). It's a short one this week, either because the good doctor has been celebrating Columbus Day really hard or you jabronis aren't sending in your questions in a timely matter. So make sure you submit something this week (email us your question here). As always, these are real questions from real AP.net users.
Today we have a special treat for you - we are premiering Heart To Heart's debut self-titled album on Anchor Eighty Four Records. The southern California alt punk rock band follows a blueprint similar to that of Make Do and Mend and Daylight, with sprinklings of pop punk and hardcore mixed in. Listen to the stream and leave your opinions in the replies, because we'd love to hear what you think. Maybe it's the hardcore punk kid inside me, but the song "The Turn" is my jam. Don't forget that you can purchase the album here.
Remember Nightmare of You? They've always been a favorite of the AP.net staff and we're thrilled to exclusively bring you a new song from the band's upcoming Nightmares 7" split with the punk group Nightmares For A Week. As an added bonus, we're also streaming a new NFAW song from the split as well. You can stream both songs in the replies as well as pre-order the split from Paper + Plastickhere.
Bayside is releasing Covers - Volume 1 on October 23rd through the band's own Gumshoe Records and today we're bringing you the first track from the EP. Head to the replies or the band's AP.net profile to stream their cover of The Ronettes' "Be My Baby." If you like what you hear, don't forget to pre-order the CD/merch bundles that the band is currently offering through their webstore.
We're excited to kick off your weekend with an exclusive new We Are The Union jam. Head to the replies or their AP.net Profile to hear "Live Like Mitch." The track comes from their upcoming sophomore release, You Can't Hide the Sun, which drops October 16th via Paper+Plastick Records.
Los Angeles' Back Pocket Memory has had a busy few months - after recording with Erik Ron (I The Mighty, Panic! At The Disco, Foxy Shazam), the band headed on a West Coast run with Culprit to support their new self-titled EP. Though they just finished shooting the video, the band wanted to give their new single "Catapult" to the AP.net community for free. Hear the song in the replies and download here - fans of Bayside, Incubus, and Anberlin should be pleased.
Captain, We're Sinking is engrained in a spectacular line of Scranton, Penn.-native punk bands, and we're excited to bring you the news today that the group has signed with Run For Cover Records. You can hit the first comment or their AP.net Profile to stream the title track from the band's upcoming 7" release, Montreal. This 7" serves as a precursor to a forthcoming full-length album, due out January 2013. Discuss the signing and your thoughts on the new song in the replies, and if you dig it, consider preordering the 7" here.
Today we're bringing you the second of three studio session videos featuring Abel performing a song from the band's new album Make It Right, with this week's video being "Daugther." Check it out in the replies and don't forget that you can order the album here.
In recent album Bones, Young Guns have produced one of the best all-out rock records you'll hear all year. Scroll down to see the band's track by track guide to the album and be sure to check out Gregory's review of the record and our interview with the band, too.
Along with our other awesome exclusives today, we're premiering a new track from Sacramento's The Seeking. The band just signed to Razor & Tie and is set to release their new album, Yours Forever on November 6th. Head to the replies to stream the band's new song "So Cold." If you're a fan of Tyler Carter's work this should be right up your alley.
Crime In Stereo is back from the dead. The New York quintet has reunited and they'll be playing one show in 2012 with I Am The Avalanche in New York (tickets go on-sale this Friday at 12 PM EST). But that's not all - the band is also planning on releasing new music in the near future. Full statement from the band can be read in the replies.
I'm extremely proud and excited that we're exclusively premiering one of my favorite albums of 2012 - Hostage Calm's Please Remain Calm. It's one of the year's most important records, a genuine take on not giving up when everyone's given up on you. You can stream it over at the bands' AP.net profile and while you're doing that you can also read my review as well as Adam's interview with the band. The album hits stores on October 9th, so don't forget to pre-order it ASAP.
Sparrows will be independently releasing a new three-song EP titled Ghosts From Our Past on October 29. The EP is a follow-up to the Canadian band's release of its Goliath EP in the U.S. via a cassette pressing on Paper + Plastick Records. Today, we've got a stream of the first song from the new EP, "It's Always Sunny In Bramalea," which features guest vocals from Chris Hughes of Moneen. You can stream the song in the replies or on their AP.net Profile and leave your thoughts in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can preorder the album here.
Today we're bringing you a brand new track from Chicago, IL quintet Makeshift Prodigy. The recent Atlantic Records signees are set to release their new EP, Illuminate, on November 6th, and you can stream "Chasing Daylight" in the replies. For fans of: MuteMath, Muse, 30 Seconds to Mars.
Despite the Buffalo Bills embarrassing loss this past Sunday to the New England Patriots, our resident doctor Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) overcame his bout with heavy drinking to bring us his weekly advice. As always these are real questions from real AP.net users. If you want the answers to all of life's questions (but not really), make sure to submit your concerns here.
Today we're excited to bring you an album stream and free download from Canada's Colour Color. The band released their new album, The Farther We Go on September 1st to receive praise from the likes of Jeff Schneeweis of Number One Gun and Alexander Reed of Go Radio. You can stream the album on their AP.net profile and you can download the album for free here. If you miss The Graduate I suggest you check these guys out.
We were just notified by Tym from Daytrader that he will not be finishing the dates on Daytrader's current tour and that he will be leaving the band. It is unclear at this point what the future of Daytrader will be. Check out Tym's statement below.
Update: Daytrader has cancelled their current dates, but will continue with a new singer - tour dates to be announced soon.
Recent Century Media Records signees Monsters Scare You! re-recorded fan favorite "Shut Up Our Song Is On" for their upcoming album, which will be released early next year. Check out the new version of the song in the replies, which has been synced up with their music video.
Today we're streaming a new track from Richmond, VA's The Haverchucks. "The Girl Gave Me The Runaround" comes from the band's split with Direct Hit that is being co-released on Kind Of Like Records and Bright & Barrow Records. Pre-order the split here. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
We're streaming a new song from Philadelphia-based punk band Luther. "A Quiet Stretch Of Weather" comes off of Luther's upcoming album Let's Get You Somewhere Else, which is out on Chunksaah Records on October 9th. Recorded by Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls, the band has been heavily championed by the likes of the Souls, Hot Water Music, Braid, and The Smoking Popes, all of whom have recently taken the band out on tour. Listen to the song on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
If you haven't noticed yet, we really like Abel's new album Make It Right. Today we're bringing you the first of three studio session videos featuring the band performing a new song from the album, starting with "Fifteen Years." Check it out in the replies and don't forget that you can order the album here.
Today we're bringing you a brand new song from Tiny Engines latest addition, Run, Forever. "Drop Out" is off the band's upcoming Tiny Engines debut Settling, with the Pittsburgh trio's aggressive brand of punk rock will please fans of The Menzingers and Titus Andronicus. Pre-orders for Settling will begin the week of October 1st but until then you can stream "Drop Out" in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile.
Yes, we know it's officially fall and you're excited to start wearing your flannel shirts, but please, for the love of Cthulhu, stop asking Dr. Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) about the fabric. He's a doctor, goddammit! Anyways, Dr. Keith sifted through all the crap (seriously, you guess send a lot of poop questions) to bring you immediate answers on bettering your life. As always, these are real questions from real AP.net users. If you want to include your non-flannel question, just send one to this email address.
Today we're bringing you an exclusive stream of "Night Owl (A Dream)", the final track from The Little Indians' upcoming debut album An Album From The Little Indians, out October 9 on Blue Room Records. Head to replies to hear it.
Bright and early on what for me is a Thursday morning, we’re bringing you a brand new We Were Skeletons track from their upcoming full-length Blame & Aging, which is available October 22nd via Topshelf Records. The song, which goes by the name of “Disease Artist”, can be heard on the band’s AP.net profile or in the replies. We’re also providing some newly announced tour routing from the band in the replies as well. Let us know what you think of this track, and if you’re digging it as much as I am, pre-orders are available here.
Kevin Devine and Andy Hull didn't want Bad Books to be a one time thing, and with Bad Books II, they're also showing it's not a one trick pony. Today we're bringing you the premiere of "It Never Stops," which can be heard in the replies. The song carries like an angsty Wilco cut found on a Ryan Adams record. Let us know what you think in the replies. Pre-orders for the album can be found here.
Adam Fisher is a music writing beast. Between his time in Fear Before to his scientific prog-rock project Orbs, it's hard to keep the songwriter down. His newest project, All Human, is a good mix of everything he's done thus far with his career. Today we've got a track-by-track breakdown of the project's first record, Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts, available now on Revival Recordings. Head to the replies to read some of Fisher's thoughts, it's an interesting read for sure.
The signing that Paper + Plastick Records was teasing yesterday is Buffalo, NY's Pentimento. The band will release its debut self-titled full-length record on November 13 via the label. Black Numbers will be handling the CD and cassette release of the album. Head to the replies to check out the official music video for "Circles," the first song to be released from the album, along with the band's fall tour dates with The Swellers, Diamond Youth and Daylight.
We've got something cool for you today. Foo Fighters' fantastic/ridiculous/awesome Dave Grohl is making his debut as a director/producer with the documentary Sound City, and we've got a few exclusive clips. Hit the replies to watch his bandmate Pat Smear and Fear frontman Lee Ving recount their first musical memories.