I cannot stop raving about San Francisco's Ghost Parade. The band encompasses all my favorites, showcasing the technicality of The Receiving End Of Sirens and Circa Survive, the grit of Balance & Composure, all while channeling Deftones in their own unique way. It's aggressive, it's passionate, it's raw - so, so good. We're premiering their energetic new music video for "Low" - check out the awesome in the replies. And in honor of the premiere, the band's giving 20% off their debut EP to AbsolutePunk members - just use the code 'absolutepunk' on their BandCamp. So buy that. Also, Panda.
We're super excited to premiere Blue Jay, the second release from Texas post-hardcore band, Meraki/Toska. Eight tracks of blistering post-hardcore, Blue Jay is sure to wake you up at this fine hour. Head to replies to check it out.
Recent Solid State signees The Ongoing Concept are aiming to turn heavy music on its ear. The band will release its debut album, Saloon, on August 20th but we're here to premiere the new single, "Class of Twenty-Ten." The Idaho quartet incorporates banjos, handclaps into its brand of chaotic metal. I can't stop listening to it. Check it out in the replies and if you like it, pre-order the album here.
We're premiering NY hardcore act Still Rings True's video for "Empty." One of the newest signees to Anchor 84 Records, the video has spray painting, performance parts, and molotov cocktails. You can watch the video in the replies.
When influential bands call it quits, we can deal - as long as those musicians keep making music. Problem is, it's been three years since lowcountry - we've been ready for Envy On The Coast's members to return for some time now. Enter Heavy English, the answer. EOTC's vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Sal Bossio and drummer Dan Gluszak have teamed with bassist Ari Sadowitz to bring the new jams - and we've got the first track. Head to the replies to hear "21 Flights," and grab the track on iTunes tomorrow.
Earlier this year, Kevin Devine raised well over his Kickstarter goal to fund and release two albums in 2013. We're fortunate to be able to exclusively release the first song off the Jesse Lacey-produced Bubblegum (aka LP8, more album details here). The song is called "Private First Class" and it is about Bradley Manning, the United States Army soldier arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks. You can check out the song in the replies and I think it's one of the best songs Kevin has ever released. More details on both albums will be coming soon, but for now check out the new song and let us know what you think.
Boston post-hardcore band Actor|Observer will release their second EP, Circular Mill, on August 2nd. You can listen to the blistering opening track, "Deliver Me From Clever Art " featuring Dylan Massucco of American Verse, in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile. Pre-order the EP here.
We're thrilled to be premiering the first song and title track off of Dowsing's upcoming new album, I Don't Even Care Anymore. The Chicago-based emo group have matured and refined its sound on its second LP for Count Your Lucky Stars, so take two minutes out of your day today to check out the band's rad new song in the replies. If you dig it, you can pre-order the record here.
Today we're bringing you the new single from Burlington, VT's Bombardier To Pilot. "Moving" is a new song from the band's upcoming EP Brighter and fans of Transit and Misser will be sure to love this. Listen to the song in the replies and leave your thoughts as well.
I'm beyond excited to be premiering one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums of 2013. In the replies, you can stream "Miles Apart," one of the highlight tracks from The Dangerous Summer's upcoming stellar album, Golden Record. This is a special song and I think it'll end up being a lot of fans favorite TDS song to date. After you check it out, make sure you pre-order the record here (if you haven't already). The band is also heading out on a headlining tour soon and you can pick up tickets here (tour dates in the replies). I think Golden Record is the band's best effort to date and you can check out my thoughts on that in my official review. So let us know what...
Today, we're excited to bring you a premiere of a brand new Reverse The Curse song. "Deliverance" is from the band's forthcoming full length Existent, out on August 27. The band has drummed up comparisons to the likes of Thrice, Brand New, and Gifts From Enola, and "Deliverance" does these comparisons complete justice with unique songwriting and emotive vocals that fans of those bands will be sure to love. You can check out the song in the replies, and be sure to pre-order the record here via Paper + Plastick.
Head to the replies to watch the U.S. premiere of recent No Sleep Records signees Moose Blood's new music video for "Boston." The track appears on the UK emo group's latest 7", Boston/Orlando. Not only is the song great, but it also contains a reference to Brand New's Deja Entendu to which most of us can probably relate.
Today we've got another fantastic Quiet Country Audio Session, with this week featuring Captain, We're Sinking. The Scranton, PA punk act rips through "Brother" and "Beer Can" and you can view these videos in the replies. You can purchase the audio from the live sessions here.
Today we're bringing you the stream of a self-titled split from Lille, France's Icons Down! and Winnipeg, Canada's Clipwing. Check the replies to listen to the release, which is filled with 8 awesome punk songs that should appeal to fans of bands such as The Flatliners. It will be officially released through The Newform Label/30 Hour Drive Records on July 30th and vinyl pre-orders are still available if you like what you hear.
Move Out West will be releasing an acoustic EP called goodnight noise on July 29th. Today we are premiering the first track on the EP, "dare to be alone." Hear it on their AP.net Profile or in the replies. Fans of acoustic material from The Scenic or The Maine should enjoy these guys.
01) dare to be alone
02) god damn
03) magic eight ball
04) whiskey and words of encouragement
Everyone loves a good guest spot - there's just something so fun about a surprise vocalist sneaking their way onto track you wouldn't expect. When I The Mighty needed a female set of pipes for Satori, they called in The Material's Colleen D'Agostino to fill out "Four Letter Words," a stand out track on a damn good record. We reunited the band with their guest at the House Of Blues, grabbing an acoustic rendition of the song - check it out in the replies.
Yesterday was the ten year anniversary of Yellowcard's breakthrough album, Ocean Avenue. On August 13th, the band will be releasing a special acoustic album featuring all thirteen Ocean Avenue tracks. Today, we're premiering the first video from Ocean Avenue Acoustic of the song that changed everything for the band - "Ocean Avenue." I've been listening to the acoustic album for a little while now and each song is incredibly well-done, with this track being one of the standouts. You can also pre-order Ocean Avenue Acoustic on iTunes for only $7.99 and it comes with an instant download of this song. If you're a vinyl guy like me, you can also pick this up on wax here. The band is...
Nothing's better than watching a new band move full steam ahead, especially one teeming with potential. Featuring ex-Daytrader guitarist Matt Mascarenas, Heartless Breakers are those guys - anxious to work their asses off while showcasing skills both classic and unique for pop-punk. Their Prescriptions EP certainly hits that energy and angst of a Taking Back Sunday or The Wonder Years, but channels the musicianship of Bayside or older Transit. We could keep spitballing comparisons, or you could hit the replies and listen to their EP in full. Grab Prescriptions from the band's merch store, iTunes, and most other online retailers/streaming services.
We premiered a Fox & Cats track a few weeks ago, and now we're streaming the band's new EP This Is Your Brain On Love in the replies. It was released today and you can get it on Bandcamp.
"It's been almost a year since we first began working on our debut EP, and even longer since the songs first started to take shape and grow. We could not be more excited to finally release this music to your ears. We hope you will all enjoy these songs, which come straight from our hearts, as much as we do. If not then we'll probably be super butthurt and sad."
Today we're premiering the newest music video from Oh No Fiasco for their song "Down." We're also pleased to announce that the band will be releasing their new EP, No One's Gotta Know, on September 10th on Five Seven Music. Head to the replies to check out the female fronted pop goodness.
Today we're premiering the video from Chattanooga, TN's Rigoletto. Signed to South Division Records, the alternative rock act should be primed for big things very soon. If you're a fan of The 1975 and that whole scene, this will be for you. Watch the video for "Northern" in the replies.
Back when Andy Jackson of Hot Rod Circuit got married, Say Anything frontman Max Bemis gifted him with a cover of the band's "At Nature's Mercy." The parties have agreed to share the track with fans as a bonus track on the vinyl re-issue of Hot Rod Circuit's 2007 album, The Underground Is A Dying Breed. You can listen to the cover right now in the replies, and then order a copy of the record when they go on sale today at 1:30 from Enjoy the Ride Records. Thunderbeard Records will also have their own variant.
Denver, CO, pop-rock outfit Ashtree will be releasing its new single, "Heart Attack," on iTunes next Tuesday. But we're giving you a first listen a few days early in the replies. If you dig the piano-rock style of bands like The Rocket Summer, Relient K, and The Morning Of, then this song is your perfect cup of sunshine. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
Six songs, six minutes, all inspired by #66. If you haven't heard Puig Destroyer (featuring members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die, and Kowloon Walled City) yet, then today's your lucky day. We are stoked to be premiering a new song titled "Stop Fucking Bunting." It's 57 seconds of pure anti-bunting fever and it's off the band's new EP, which is available here. You can also pre-order it on 7" vinyl via The Ghost Is Clear Records here. In the meantime, brush up on Yasiel Puig and check the track out in the replies.