Vinny Vegas released their album The Big White Whaleon vinyl yesterday, but I'd be lying if I said that the album hasn't been dominating my iTunes for weeks. Reminiscent of the music I grew up loving here on AP.net, The Big White Whale is an emotionally charged and nostalgic album that's relatable throughout. Take a listen to the entire album here and head to the replies to watch an exclusive acoustic video of "Last of the Lung Benders." Enjoy!
Titus Andronicus' "press conference" last night proved to be frontman Patrick Stickles talking for two hours about his favorite 7" singles and his obsession with the number 7, but there was also some news. The band will launch a series of seven 7" singles, beginning July 7 with a re-release of 2007's "Titus Andronicus" b/w "Fear And Loathing In Mahwah, New Jersey." The band will play a show in Brooklyn to celebrate that, where all attendees will get a free copy of the 2x7" release. The second 7" is due out August 25, and you can hear a new song from that called "Stranded (On My Own)" in the replies, along with the video of the full press conference. The 7" series is available for...
The Denver Post writes that Riot Fest's Denver stop (scheduled for Sept. 19-21) could be in trouble this year. People from the town where it's held complained at an open house / community forum about noise (one man said he had to close his windows!), drug use, traffic and other "nasty things."
The future of Riot Fest in Colorado, held for the first time in the state last year at May Farms near Byers, remains uncertain as Arapahoe County officials wrestle with whether to allow the event to continue this year. No decision on the event's future was made Tuesday evening.
Those who packed the American Legion Hall in this small, rural town 40 miles east of Denver to address the Arapahoe...
Loose Planes is the latest band to bring back the attitude of '90s alt. The Detroit quartet also has a knack for creating music that's equally powerful as it is catchy. Today, we're bringing you the band's new self-titled EP in its entirety, which can be streamed in the replies. Loose Planes is available on July 8th and can be pre-ordered via 6131 Records.
After seemingly disappearing for the past few years and giving zero updates on any new material or his life since the final tour surrounding his 2009 album, Kings & Queens (except for this appearance on the re-do of Rancid's "Wrongful Suspicion" with Tim Armstrong), Jamie T has announced his return with a few UK live dates which can be seen in the replies. Hopefully this means we will hear of new albums and bigger tours to come.
Google has acquired Songza, the playlist curation company.
Google plans to incorporate Songza’s playlists into its Google Play Music All Access subscription service, enhancing its radio function. Google Play already has some human-curated playlists, but largely relies on algorithms for much of its radio-style programming.
Pre-orders for the re-release of Canadian indie rock group, Plumtree's debut EP, Flutterboard, are now up on Little League Records. The cassettes are a plum colour. The band existed from 1993 - 2000 and were featured on the Scott Pilgrim Vs The World soundtrack.
Sony's first Walkman went on sale 35 years ago today. The Verge has a recap on the history of this iconic portable music player.
The first of Sony's iconic portable cassette tape players went on sale on this day, July 1st, back in 1979 for $150. As the story goes, Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka got the wheels turning months before when he asked for a way to listen to opera that was more portable than Sony's existing TC-D5 cassette players. The charge fell to Sony designer Norio Ohga, who built a prototype out of Sony's Pressman cassette recorder in time for Ibuka's next flight.
Over ten years and 500 pages of behind the scenes photos, artwork, artifacts, and inside jokes from the hardest working collective in hip-hop. Only 1,500 total copies ever made. There will be no re-pressings. Once they're gone, they're gone.
And, eventually, it drove me to drop out of college and pursue music. "Admit It!!!" it was written around 2002, after the first Strokes record came out. This is pre-Vampire Weekend, it's pre-fun. and stuff like that. It was literally the beginnings of the "hipster." It was right then, people were just starting to move to Brooklyn to reclaim it and gentrify it. But I feel like I skirt that line—if you look at me, I could just be any other 30-year-old dude walking around in Greenpoint and my friends and tastes and sense of humor could just put me directly into what could be considered...
With the news of Jimmy Eat World's Futures anniversary tour, I feel like there's no better time to premiere this. We've got an exclusive stream of Daisyhead's (excellent) cover of "Work" off the upcoming No Sleep RecordsComp for Mom. Check out the track in the replies and then pre-order the comp off their site.
Happy July! It is the 182nd day of the year, which means there are only 183 days left, which means we are halfway through 2014 so it is time to make lists. Today we present to you our Mid-Year Report, the very best of what came out in the first six months of the year as determined by your AP.net staff members. In the replies, you can check out our compiled staff list along with our individual rankings, and as always, please tell us what we missed, what's ranked too high or too low, or that you 100% agree with everything we've ever said.
You may remember Haverford's split last year with State Lines, who the band will be supporting on tour for a short stint. Well, the band recently wrapped up a new EP called Alaskan Summer. Today, we are streaming the whole thing. Hit the replies to check it out - it will be name your price on July 3rd.