Luke Bryan remains at the top spot for the second week in a row, selling 159,000 copies of Crash My Party. John Mayer comes at #2 with Paradise Valley which sold 144,000, and at #3 is TGT, who moved 76,000 copies of their new album, Three Kings. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in the past chart week totaled 4.9 million units, down 4% compared to last week, and down 3% compared to the comparable week's sales in 2012. Year-to-date sales are currently at 181 million, and that's down 6% compared to the total at this point last year (192.5 million).
Check out a lyric video for a new A Loss For Words song titled "Distance (feat. Lynn Gunn of PVRIS)" in the replies. Before It Caves will be released on October 8 via Velocity Records/Rise Records. The album is also available for pre-order. You can find the album art and more details on the release (it features guest appearances from members of The Wonder Years and Polar Bear Club) in the replies.
02) Conquest of Mistakes
04) All This Time
05) No Pioneer
06) 20 Block
07) No Merit to Envy
09) The Kids Can't Lose
10) The Torch and The Name
11) Brace Yourself
12) Siesta Key
13) All Roads Lead to Home
Nine Inch Nails will also be releasing a remastered audiophile version of the band's upcoming new album, Hesitation Marks, which will be available as a free download to those who ordered the album through the band's website. In other related news, Trent Reznor told Spin that he "made it [the new album] as well as I could, and it costs 10 bucks, or go fuck yourself.”
I know that what we’re doing flies in the face of the Kickstarter Amanda-Palmer-Start-a-Revolution thing, which is fine for her, but I’m not super-comfortable with the idea of Ziggy Stardust shaking his cup for scraps. I’m not saying offering things for free or pay-what-you-can is wrong. I’m saying my personal feeling is...
You can listen to a new Test Of Time song titled "Riptide" in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming EP, The Price, which hits stores on September 10th via Bridge Nine. It's also available for pre-order.
One of my favorite punk records of the year is The Sheds' new record, I'll Be Fine. So I'm stoked to be teaming up with Mediaskare Records to give away a pretty dope prize pack. We're giving away five t-shirt/signed poster prize packs and all you gotta do to enter is give us one little tweet. Good luck.
A few weeks ago, Modern Life Is War played an unreal set at the This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia. In the replies, you'll find video of the full set. Watch it - it'll make you a better person. The band's new album, Fever Hunting, hits stores on September 3rd and is available for pre-order.
Hidden In Plain View will be making its triumphant return to Philadelphia on September 7th at the Theatre of Living Arts. They'll be joined by I Can Make a Mess, Nightmares for a Week, and Young Statues. And we were thinking of giving away one pair of tickets to one lucky AP.net user today, sound pretty cool? Thought so. You can find the details on how to win by checking the replies. Fear not - if you're not a winner, you can still pick up tickets to the show. I'll select a winner by the end of the day.
Pop-punk has experienced a resurgence in the scene over the past few years, and Anchorless should be thrown right into the mix. Featuring former members of Tiefighter, the band shows their chops and have a very distinct So-Cal pop-punk style that we've grown to love on the site. Listen to "Just Because" in the replies and you can pre-order the EP here.
The Calgary Herald has written an excellent article explaining the new fees that will need to be paid if international artists want to book Canadian tours. Unfortunately these new regulations will greatly impact many of the bands covered on this website. A petition has been created and you can sign it if you're interested.
“If I have a one four-member American band at the Palomino, I’m looking at $1,700 Canadian just to get them on the bill — and that’s on top of paying out a sound tech, paying for posters, gear rental, paying the other bands, staffing,” Brown says, explaining there have been tweaks to the LMO in the past, but nothing this drastic or, in his eyes, damaging.
Just so everyone knows, we have a merch button at the top of our page that is a listing of all our OFFICIAL merch stores. Please don’t bother buying from anywhere else as it does not in any way filter through to us, nor do we have control over the quality of the product.
Also, I know our fans are smart enough to know that if there is a new release coming out that we haven’t advertised, then we obviously have nothing to do with it and again it is only profiting some third party that has no association with the band. We’d be more than happy if you just...
Hayley Williams of Paramore spoke yesterday with Coop and Gillian of AMP Radio 98.7 about Miley Cyrus' VMA performance. Now, this might just be the ugliest radio website of all time -- but if you can fight through it, you can stream the conversation (or just jump here). Hayley talks about how the performance made her uncomfortable and how she didn't like how it appeared that Miley was "using black girls as accessories."