Idlehands is going to be one of those bands you're going to want to know about right now. The San Diego rock act is starting to make a splash on the national scene and it'll be a damn shame if you catch the group on their upcoming tour with Being As An Ocean, A Lot Like Birds, and My Iron Lung and not know the band's material. Listen to the track "Mellow Christ" in the replies which comes from the split with Ghost Parade. The track features GP's vocalist Justin Bonifacio and the split is available for pre-order.
In case you haven't noticed, Tiny Engines has been killing it thus far in 2014. And you can add another hit to the list as Florida's Direct Effect will be unleashing its brand of abrasive punk rock in the form of its new album, Sunburn, this March 11th. We're offering up a taste of that LP today by premiering "Thoughts of Honey" and if you like loud, noisy punk in the vein of Pissed Jeans, then check this jam out in the replies. You can pre-order it on vinyl or buy it now digitally for $5 at Bandcamp.
We've featured Ghost Parade before but if you haven't checked them out you should do that now. Today we're premiering the San Francisco three piece's track "Drugs With Strangers, On Lovers" as part of their split Idlehands. The track also features Johnny O'Hagan Of Idlehands. The split will be available on Feb. 25th but is available for pre-order. You can listen to the track from the Absolute 100 alumni in the replies.
Today we're happy to be streaming the new single from Seattle's Isaiah Dominguez called "Vultures." The indie/folk solo artist started in the pop punk world but has since transitioned to a more mature and focused style of song-writing. "I am in love with music, I just hope that when someone listens to me, they can hear that." Listen to the song in the replies and you can download it for free here.
Today we're happy to team up with Fair Weather Records to bring you an exclusive stream of an awesome four-way split EP. Featured on the split are Frameworks, Prawn, Kittyhawk and Droughts, and each band contributed two songs into a monster of a release. Give it a listen in the replies and preorder the 12" here.
Last year, Lights & Caves released their debut EP, In Satori. Today, we are excited to premiere the video for "Carry Me Home" off of that EP. Watch it in the replies. This indie rock band that will appeal to fans of Mike Mains & The Branches. If you like what you hear/see, you can grab this song for free. You can also check out user contributor Vance Mook's review of the EP.
Check out the loud punk stylings of Florida's Among Giants' new song "Hardwood Floors." It's from the band's upcoming 7" on Jetsam Flotsam - the first release on the label started by Dane Erbach (from Switchboard Sessions) and his wife. Blast the song in the replies and stay tuned for pre-order news.
My Mouth Is The Speaker will release a new four-song EP, In Focus, on April 1 via Escapist Records. We're happy to premiere today a brand-new song from that EP – head to the replies to stream "No Light Pollution" and preorder the 7" here.
Although Fake Figures features members of Atreyu, Hotwire, and Scars of Tomorrow, their sound leans more toward fast-paced punk rock with heavy influences. For their upcoming EP, They Must Be Destroyed, the band spent time in the studio with Saosin guitarist and producer Beau Burchell. Today, we are streaming "Normal Life" off of it - check it out in the replies.
Another Thursday and another fantastic Quiet Country Audio Session. This week it's one of pop-punk's rising acts, Handguns. Head to the replies to watch the band perform "Porchlight," "Song About You," and "Year In Review." The audio is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
Pillow Talk are all set to release their debut EP, Recreational Feelings, this spring on Either/Or Records. It was mastered by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure). Today, we are premiering "Thinking Of You" off the EP - check it out in the replies. This Spring, the band will be on the road with Turnover.
It's safe to say that Maker has been through a lot. 2014 will be a telling year for the band, as the group is kicking it off by being part of a 4 way split with Such Gold, Ivy League, and Turnover. Head to the replies to listen to "Here She Comes" and leave your thoughts as well. It is available for pre-order.
It's always great to discover a new band through one of these features. Today when Paul from Quiet Country Audio sent me over Real People, I didn't know what to expect. This band is a well kept secret because if you're a fan of Native, My Heart To Joy, or Algernon Cadwallader than this is for you. Head to the replies to check out their videos and you can grab the audio on Bandcamp.
It's really funny to look back through your inbox and see the progression and growth of an artist. September 2012 was the first time I received an email about Front Porch Step, when he was just a local act. I didn't think much of it then but to see how much he's grown is truly amazing. Now, he's signed to Pure Noise and gaining tons of momentum with his debut record out on iTunes and physical copies hitting stores on Feb. 11th. Today we're premiering the video for "Drown." You can view it in the replies.
Today we're bringing you the second new song from The Weaks' upcoming debut EP, The World Is A Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and Want To Die, which is out on February 11 via our friends at Lame-O Records. The track is called "How To Put An Audience To Sleep In Under Two Minutes" but the joke's on these guys because the song is 10 seconds longer than 2 minutes, and it only took me 30 seconds to fall asleep. But really, it's the most punk-ish track from this release and we think fans of Joyce Manor, Weezer, The Sidekicks, The Ergs and stuff like that will like it. Check out the song in the replies and pre-order the release over yonder.
Throw Texas Is The Reason's Garrett Klahn, Samiam's Sergie Loobkoff, Thrice's Eddie Breckenridge, RX Bandits' Steve Choi, and Peace'd Out's Roger Camero in a room and watch the awesome happen. Forming together as Felled Trees, the guys performed their live rendition of the Dinosaur Jr. classic "Get Me" - we've got it in the replies. In honor of the video, the band has marked their debut 12" down to $10, which you can pick up from the Siren Records webstore.
Can you believe we're coming up on the 8 year anniversary of Rookie Of The Year's The Goodnight Moon? Armed with a renewed sense of vigor and drive, Ryan Dunson has come back to create The Goodnight Moon Part II and we've got the exclusive full album stream + 2 bonus tracks + 2 AP.net exclusive bonus tracks. The best part about all of this? You can download it now for FREE, but this will only last for 24 HOURS, so hurry up now to download The Goodnight Moon Part II. You can check it out in the replies.
Pop-punk has been such a hard genre to define over the past few years. It's taken on many sounds, shapes, and forms but one thing is undeniable - when a band does the genre justice, nothing else matters but the music. Today we're extremely excited to premiere the song "Progression Regression" from New England's Traditions. My initial take was the music of Real Friends meets the vocals of Valencia. The track comes from the band's upcoming EP Cycles out on March 11th. Listen to the track in the replies and it is available for pre-order.
Fueled By Ramen paved the way for a lot of artists. One of those was Chicago's August Premier. The band released Fireworks And Alcohol in 2003 and cemented the band's presence in the scene. Over 10 years later and the band is still going strong. Today we're premiering the track "Day Drinks & Daydreams" which can be found in the replies and is from the band's new EP dropping Feb. 18th on Pacific Ridge Records. The album is available for pre-order.
On February 25th, The Hotelier will release Home, Like No Place Is There, one of our most anticipated albums of 2014, via Tiny Engines. Today, we are excited to premiere a new song from the record, the raucous and relentless "Life In Drag." It's a little different from the songs previously released from the album, but I think it'll get your blood pumping on this cold January morning. The album is available to pre-order and you can check out the band's upcoming dates in the replies along with the new song.
New York hardcore punk act Caught in a Trap's new album, Goodnight New York, comes out on Tuesday, but you can check out a new track titled "Easy Come Easy Go" in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-order the album from Dead City Records.
We're so excited to premiere Season 2 of our Quiet Country Audio Sessions. Kicking it off is a 4 song session with Sainthood Reps that is just absolutely fantastic which captures the raw energy and emotion of the band. You can watch the videos in the replies and grab the audio on Bandcamp. You can watch previous sessions on the website.
Today we are very excited to be able to give you an exclusive first listen to a song taken from Under the Brilliant Lights, the excellent new EP by Hailey, It Happens out January 28th. The song is called "Washington Square" and you can check it out in the replies.
Nothing's better than finding a new song you love. When I heard Belle Noire's "Sleep" the first time, it hit me like a ton of bricks - something along the lines of a catchier Moving Mountains or Circa Survive with hints of Kaddisfly. Check out the song in the replies, and follow the band's Facebook and Bandcamp for more info on their upcoming album, to be produced by Dryw Owens (From Indian Lakes, Culprit).
Adding noodly math rock and strange time signatures to pop-punk has always been Icarus The Owl's mission objective - it's a bizarre marriage that the band's made work for some time. For their self-titled album, the boys teamed with produce Kris Crummett (A Lot Like Birds, Night Verses, Issues) to amp up their catchy, off-kilter fun. Hit the replies for the new song "Black Fish" - Icarus The Owl is due February 7, and can be pre-ordered on their BandCamp.
The musicians of Tides Of Man have always been championed. The band's brand of post-hardcore featured a unique vocalist, but was anchored in strong instrumentals far surpassing their peers. That musical backbone is thrust into the forefront with Young & Courageous, the band's first instrumental release. It'd be silly to bemoan what once was when this new direction works so well - it's certainly a steep transition with some learning curve, but a sound Tides pulls off. Today we have "Hold Still", a booming track filled with dynamics and builds - hear it for yourself in the replies, and pre-orderYoung & Courageous before its February 4 release.
Today we are premiering the track Rust Belt Lights' "Pack Up And Let Go" which comes from their upcoming LP Religion & My Ex out on February 24th on Adeline Records (US) and Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK). The Buffalo natives have easily put together their best and most ambitious material to date with this release. Physical preorders are available and you can preorder digitally on Bandcamp. In addition, answer the trivia question in the replies to win Religion & My Ex on vinyl.
Brighton's Signals have something pretty swell going on musically, falling somewhere between Deas Vail, Mae, and Search The City. The band's debut album is releasing on January 21, but we've got "Trumpets" today - go enjoy that in the replies and pre-order their record via BandCamp.
Pleased to premiere "Life Moves", a brand new song from Cardiff, UK's Goodtime Boys, who are signed to Bridge 9, and will release Things I Still Don't Understand on February 25th. For fans of Lower Than Atlantis, Defeater, and Balance & Composure. Head the to the replies to check it out, and if you like what you heard, you can pre-order the record here.
If you're doing hardcore right, you'll have at least one of; menace, grit and ferocity in your armoury. Fortunately for London crew Lay It On The Line, they boast all three. Scroll down for a first look at the band's heavy-hitting video for "Petticoat Lane". The track is taken from recent EP Vigilance, which is streaming on their Bandcamp page.
Today we're premiering a track from the UK based Gnarwolves called "High On A Wire." The track comes from Chronicles of Gnarnia coming out on February 24th via Pure Noise Records. Chronicles of Gnarnia is a compilation of tracks from Gnarwolves’ past three EPs including Fun Club, CRU and Funemployed. Listen to the track in the replies. It's available for pre-order on Pure Noise and Banquet Records.
It's January. There's snow all around, it's freezing cold, and we're all bundled up in heavy jackets, hats, and gloves. San Jose's A Yawn Worth Yelling will melt these problems away with their West Coast-infused summer pop jam "I Can't Say" which comes from their new EP Feral. Listen to the track in the replies and leave your thoughts.
We premiered Heartless Breakers' Prescriptions EP six months ago, so it only makes sense we'd return for the acoustic version. Today we have their new Lighter Doses EP, featuring stripped down versions of their old stuff and a few new tracks. Enjoy the tunes in the replies, and check out the band on their January West Coast run.
Today we're bringing you the first track from Levy & The Oakes, the new project featuring several members of Socratic. While you may be anticipating a classic Drive-Thru sound, the band actually employs a great modern folk sound that you'll enjoy. Listen to "Slowly In The Water" in the replies and keep up to date with the band's happenings on Facebook. Expect a full release this spring.
With a blend of melodic hardcore, pop punk and indie rock, Cleveland, OH's Ages will appeal to fans of everyone from Gorilla Biscuits and Lifetime to Title Fight and Balance and Composure. Their new EP, Rest Your Head, is streaming the replies, and it's worthy of your 12 minutes. The effort is out Tuesday and can be pre-ordered from Mayfly Records.
We've been posting about Tiger Lily for awhile now and it's been great to watch the band grow over time. Today we're premiering a new song called "See Myself" from the band's upcoming EP Won't Let This Kill Me. You can listen to the track from the Oklahoma natives in the replies.
When your first show is playing a date on Warped Tour, you're doing something right. Connecticut's Moving Brooklyn is looking to create an immediate impact and hoping the band's debut EP Intervals does just that. Produced by John Naclerio (Brand New, We Are The In Crowd, The Audition) the band channels a mid to late 2000s sound that we have come to appreciate from acts like Spitalfield, Northstar, and Anberlin. Listen to "Divorce Rock Record" in the replies.
Between Daytrader, Some Stranger, and his own material, our affection for TYM is well-documented. The golden-voiced frontman delivered us a great live video of his song, "Tilting At Windmills" - you can check that out in the replies. As if that wasn't enough, in honor of his EP's launch on BandCamp, he's giving it to our community for $1 with code "absolutepunk" - so go throw a gymbag full of nickels at that. Right now. Go. Do it.
We're very excited to premiere a track from Philadelphia instrumental band Mohican. For fans of Mogwai and Russian Circles, the band is releasing their new EP The Abuse Is Character on January 16th. The EP was recorded 100% live to fully capture the large atmosphere and layers of the band's music which seamlessly translates to their live show. Listen to "Self-Propelled Organism" in the replies.
Solid State' newest members in The Ongoing Concept released their chaotic debut album, Saloon, last August. Today, we are excited to premiere their video for "Failures & Fakes," which comes from that record. If you're into an eccentric brand of some type of metal, hit the replies to check out the video. If you like what you hear, you can grab Saloonon sale for $5.
We're extremely excited to bring you a stream of Lost In Life, the brand new full-length album from New York hardcore band Backtrack. They're easily becoming one of the most notable bands in the hardcore scene, and you'd really ought to keep an ear out for when they're hitting your city on their tour supporting Comeback Kid. Head to the replies to check out the album, as well as upcoming tour dates.
Christopher Minor of Time Will Tell recently recorded a new song called "The Watchful" with Rob Freeman. He then worked with director John Komar on a short-film video for the song. Today, we are excited to premiere the video - it's in the replies. The track is a stark departure of his work with Time Will Tell - the pop-punk sound is now replaced with a dark, atmospheric, and experimental vibe that works very well for him.