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The line-up for 16th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has been finalized. Check it out in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/30/14 - 02:35 PM
Hmm, ever wonder what Stay What You Are by Saves The Day would sound like if done ska? Now you can.

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Jason Tate on 03/30/14 - 01:14 PM
A Thorn For Every Heart have announced their first comeback show via Facebook.

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Jason Tate on 03/30/14 - 01:12 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 03/30/14 - 07:55 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Jake DenningI've been listening to the new Miss May I album, Rise of the Lion a TON - you can pre-order it here. I also got to see letlive., Issues, and Of Mice & Men crush it in Portland, so go pick up their latest albums as well.
Sean RizzoOh. my. gosh. Go listen to Kye Kye! I think I just found my AOTY. Too soon, you say? Shame on you!
Steve AlcalaI'm working on new pieces right now so check out my art Facebook page if you'd like to see my work: it'd mean a lot!...
Jason Tate on 03/30/14 - 01:00 AM
The Banner will be doing a week long tour with Old Wounds and The Mongoloids in early May. Check the replies for dates.
Dre Okorley on 03/29/14 - 03:40 PM
This is just kind of bizarre - Bayside never trademarked its bird logo and some Mexico-based company took advantage of that and trademarked it for their company. So the band cannot use that logo anymore and have been developing a new logo in the meantime. You can hear front man Anthony Raneri explain the situation in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 03/29/14 - 03:15 PM
The Dangerous Summer frontman AJ Perdomo has left the band. He still wishes to make music. He will hold a Q&A tomorrow at 6pm PST on Twitter to answer questions.
As far as the band goes, I originally wanted to do another album in time, and do some shows in the future. I wanted to carry on the name, and let the band just be stagnant while I spend time at home. It has come to the point where I canít do that anymore. Iíve had a hard time sticking with Cody through this for a very long time, and thereís now a complete disconnect. I donít have control over what the band does, says, or sells anymore; I donít know what the future will be for them either. It has just become something that I need...
Ryan Gardner on 03/29/14 - 10:42 AM
"And if we stay on track as long as we can, then we'll end up back where we began."
Staff ReviewsThe Year Fifteen - As a World Entire (Zac Djamoos)
Zac Djamoos on 03/29/14 - 10:13 AM
Get Busy Living filled out our interview; check it out.
It's terrible, all of the bands that actually write music and tour never get that exposure. The mainstream is horrible and all the artists that struggle should be on the radio instead of them.
Zac Djamoos on 03/28/14 - 06:18 PM
Hit the replies to watch Before You Exit's new video for "Dangerous."
Ryan Gardner on 03/28/14 - 03:13 PM
Hit The Lights have announced that Major League, Light Years, Brigades, and July will be support on their "Skip School, Start Fights" tour. Pre-sale tickets are now available. Dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 03/28/14 - 03:11 PM
Good Thoughts new EP, Here You Are Now, is now available on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 01:44 PM
Listen to an EMBRZ remix of The 1975's "Settle Down" in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 01:40 PM
Jump to the replies to watch Silverstein's music video for "This Is How the Wind Shifts."
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/28/14 - 01:31 PM
Mikey Way has talked a little on how the end of My Chemical Romance impacted him with NME.
I was going through it. It was sad, like the passing of a family member. But over time I got great joy and pleasure from reflecting. I was able to truly put on some songs and be like, ĎWow, we really did something. We cracked the heavens.í With MCR we were so busy. I was never able to stop and smell the roses, or evaluate myself completely. Thatís what the past year was all about. I was able to dig deep inside myself and become the man I always wanted to be.
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 01:16 PM
Former AP.net staff member Jamie Pham has written a book. I Could Be The President is now available.
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 12:57 PM
Chiodos' new album, Devil, is streaming on YouTube. What do you think of Craig Owens' highly-anticipated return to the band?
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/28/14 - 12:22 PM
Hot Topic will be pressing some soundtracks from Disney movies to vinyl picture discs. The first two are The Lion King and The Little Mermaid (!!!!), and they are expected to be in stores on April 29 and online on May 6 (and will cost $26.50). More may be coming in the future. Check out pictures of the, uh, picture discs in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/28/14 - 12:10 PM
Slaves (fronted Jonny Craig), have announced their first tour as a band. They're going to be direct support for Hands Like Houses in May. Their debut album was produced by Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, Issues), and will be out later this year. Tour dates can be found here.
Jake Denning on 03/28/14 - 12:05 PM
Blink 182's Buddha will get a repressing as part of the "Splatter Series" from Hot Topic. It will be be pressed on clear with blue and green splatter, limited to 2,000, and available in May.
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 11:42 AM
Owen Pallett is not deterred from one of our readers saying he got it "outright wrong" in his analysis of Katy Perry. This time he has taken a look at Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."
Thereís a delicious middle finger extended here, beyond the fact that the four-chord loop never alters: Pharrellís vocal performances, and Nileís guitar parts, are photocopied. The pre-choruses, the choruses, they are exactly identical, copy-pasted in GarageBand. Itís not even evident that Daft Punk asked its guests to do complete takes. This isnít innovative, but it is egregious, a punkish move, sending a clear message: ďThis Is Pop, Where Repetition Is King, And Our Time Is More Valuable Than Yours.Ē
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 11:39 AM
Check the replies to see Sara Bareilles perform an acoustic version of "I Choose You" backstage at The Tonight Show.

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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 11:35 AM
Big D and the Kid's Table have released a new DVD titled "Built Up From Nothing."

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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 11:33 AM
Wavves and Cloud Nothings are collaborating together.
Describing the origins of the project, Baldi told Exclaim!, "I woke up one morning hungover in Paris, which is where I usually live, and I just had a text on my phone that was like, 'Yo, wanna make a record together?' I was like, '...Okay!' And that was it. It sounded fun." Baldi said the process was "super easy" and that the songs will be released at some point.

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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 11:32 AM
Watch The National perform "This Is the Last Time" on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon here.

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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 11:28 AM
The Antlers seem to have posted a video teaser -- check the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 11:27 AM
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 post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 10:00 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. For this week, I put together a playlist of great songs from forgotten or partially forgotten 90s bands. Instead of going for the hits or for songs that everyone knows, though, I chose deep cuts from more recent releases. All of these artists are still active today, and as this playlist shows (I hope), they're still making engaging music. Enjoy!
Craig Manning on 03/28/14 - 07:59 AM
Bane will release their final album, Don't Wait Up, on May 13 via Equal Vision Records. You can listen to clips from each track on Amazon and watch a trailer in the replies.

Track Listing
01. Non-Negotiable
02. All The Way Through
03. Calling Hours
04. Park St
05. What Awaits Us Now
06. Hard to Find
07. Lost at Sea
08. Post Hoc
09. Wrong Planet
10. Final Backward Glance
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/28/14 - 07:50 AM
This week's installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies.
Andy Biddulph on 03/28/14 - 03:52 AM
Fashion Meets Music Festival in Columbus, OH has announced its first wave of bands. Local Natives, Cold War Kids, Circa Survive, New Found Glory, and more are among the first wave. View the announcement in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/27/14 - 09:02 PM
Emarosa have launched a new website with a new studio update introductory video called "Emarosa - Versus." It's in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 03/27/14 - 08:07 PM
Ska punk band Survay Says filled out our random interview. Read what they had to say.
Survay Says was created as something me and my friends who could kind of play instruments could call a "band." We spelled it with "A" because no one on MySpace had it spelled it that way. Now it's because of copyright.
Zac Djamoos on 03/27/14 - 07:57 PM
Stream The Moms' new EP, Blow Me, and download the single for free. If you like what you hear, you can snag it for only $3. The EP will be followed up by a debut full length in July.
Ryan Gardner on 03/27/14 - 07:42 PM
You can stream/purchase Wolfmother's new album, New Crown, on their bandcamp page.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 04:30 PM
Daft Punk's merch store is awesome.
Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 04:21 PM
The Teenager Mutant Ninja Turtles are returning ... trailer in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 04:14 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new single from Jamie xx titled "Sleep Sound."
Jake Jenkins on 03/27/14 - 04:14 PM
Tokyo Police Club's video for "Hot Tonight" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 04:11 PM
Twitter and Billboard have created the "Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts." A constantly updating chart of music thatís being talked about and shared by Twitter users.
Billboard has always been the standard by which music popularity is measured, and Twitter and its millions of users worldwide have added an entirely new dimension and pace to the way the marketplace interacts with, and evaluates, music and music-makers," said Janice Min, Co-President/Chief Creative Officer of the Entertainment Group of Guggenheim Media. "The Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts, a natural extension for media brands so in sync in the music space, stands to once again dramatically shape the conversation...
Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 04:09 PM
The Downtown Fiction have released the track listing for their upcoming album Losers & Kings.

1. Some Place On Earth
2. Hope I Die On A Saturday night
3. Don't Count Me Out
4. Kiss My Friends
5. Santa Cruz
6. No Generation
7. Cool Kids
8. So Called Life
9. Big Mistakes
10. Right Where We Left Off
11. Sometimes

also fuck you jason tate

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Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 04:01 PM
Republic Records has signed Us The Duo. This appears to be the first artist to be signed to a major record deal after gaining exposure on Vine.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 04:00 PM
Ronnie Radke released the new song "Devil" -- it's in the replies. Heh.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 03:56 PM
Taylor Larson has joined From First to Last as their third guitarist.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 03:53 PM
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