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Robert Smith of The Cure says the new band's new album is a bit of a sore point.
We're in a weird predicament in that I've finished singing and mixing an album that was made by a band that no longer exists. I'm not sure it happens that often. This band is trying to make an album with this lineup, and it's an album that I'm tempted to make, that's really different to anything else we've done. So trying to be convinced that I should release the second half of what is an effectively an album that came out in 2008, it's a bit of a sore point, really, to be honest, amongst this current lineup.
Jason Tate on 03/31/14 - 12:49 PM
The updated Skate and Surf Festival line-up can be found here. It will be held in Asbury Park, NJ on May 17th and May 18th.
Jason Tate on 03/31/14 - 12:47 PM
Against Me! are already thinking about their next release.
The whole process of getting Transgender Dysphoria Blues out was so long and drawn out and we have a lot of ideas backed up behind it. We are flushing those out now a little, playing around at sound check and whenever we have the time and we are in the right vibe space to just sit around and jam together. The next record will be out a lot sooner in relative terms from White Crosses to this one.
Jason Tate on 03/31/14 - 12:46 PM
Conor Oberst's new song "Governor's Ball" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/31/14 - 12:43 PM
Michael Jackson's new album, XSCAPE, will be released on May 13th.
On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Editions are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all...
Jason Tate on 03/31/14 - 12:38 PM
The Antlers will release their new album, Familiars, on June 17th via ANTI-. Check out the cover art, tracklisting and a video for first single "Palace," in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 03/31/14 - 12:07 PM
The 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will feature Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count, Miss May I and more. The full line-up and tour dates can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/31/14 - 11:37 AM
DragonForce will release their sixth album, Maximum Overload, on August 18 via Metal Blade Records. Listen to a demo of a new track titled "Defenders" on Revolver.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/31/14 - 11:27 AM
Deaf Havana's music video for "22" can be seen in the repleis.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/31/14 - 11:24 AM
You can listen to a new Dikembe song titled "Healer of the Pride" in the replies. The track comes from the band's upcoming split with The Jazz June.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/31/14 - 11:20 AM
We've teamed up with The Color Morale vocalist Garret Rapp to give away a vocal lesson via Skype. To enter, simply drop a comment in the replies explaining what The Color Morale means to you, and why you should receive a vocal lesson from Garret. This thread will lock after 24 hours and then a winner will be chosen. The band will be heading out on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, you can find all dates here.
Jake Denning on 03/31/14 - 11:06 AM
Stream PUP's new self-titled debut album on Noisey. You can also watch their new video for "Lionheart" on Rocksound. The album releases April 8th via SideOneDummy and you can pre-order it.
Ryan Gardner on 03/31/14 - 10:51 AM
Candy Hearts' new single, "I Miss You," is streaming in the replies via AltPress.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/31/14 - 10:37 AM
Check out a new song titled "Through The Fire" from Michigan alt-rock band Signals. It's a stripped down re-imagining of the track, which initially appeared on the band's self-titled EP earlier this year. If you dig the sounds of Mae or Copeland, then give this a listen in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 03/31/14 - 10:15 AM
The trees they slowly turn to smoke.
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Seahaven - Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only (Drew Beringer)
Evian Christ - Waterfall (Jake Jenkins)
Blake Solomon on 03/31/14 - 08:02 AM
Head to the replies to check out Kyle Lucas's new video for "Airport Blues", which samples Sleeping With Sirens "Stomach Tied In Knots".
Jake Denning on 03/30/14 - 10:54 PM
The winners of the 2014 JUNO Awards have been announced.
Deborah Remus on 03/30/14 - 10:15 PM
Head to the replies to stream Kitten's newest song, "Why I Wait."
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/30/14 - 08:52 PM
The Kooks have finally returned to making music after a couple year silence. Head to the replies to check out the band's new music video for their single, "Down."
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/30/14 - 08:47 PM
Head to the replies to watch Best Coast performing "Baby I'm Crying."
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/30/14 - 08:44 PM
Miniature Tigers' new music video for "Swimming Pool Blues" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/30/14 - 08:40 PM
Due to circumstances out of their hands, The Atlantic had to change their band name. They have now changed their name to Paper|Cities. You can stream their new single, "Dead Inside" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/30/14 - 08:37 PM
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 - 03:35 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 - 02:14 PM
A Thorn For Every Heart have announced their first comeback show via Facebook.

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Jason Tate on 03/30/14 - 02:12 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 - 08:55 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 - 02:00 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 - 04:40 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 - 04:15 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 can’t do that anymore. I’ve had a hard time sticking with Cody through this for a very long time, and there’s now a complete disconnect. I don’t have control over what the band does, says, or sells anymore; I don’t know what the future will be for them either. It has just become something that I need...
Ryan Gardner on 03/29/14 - 11:42 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 - 11:13 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 - 07:18 PM
Hit the replies to watch Before You Exit's new video for "Dangerous."
Ryan Gardner on 03/28/14 - 04:13 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 - 04:11 PM
Good Thoughts new EP, Here You Are Now, is now available on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 02:44 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 - 02:40 PM
Jump to the replies to watch Silverstein's music video for "This Is How the Wind Shifts."
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/28/14 - 02:31 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, ‘Wow, we really did something. We cracked the heavens.’ With MCR we were so busy. I was never able to stop and smell the roses, or evaluate myself completely. That’s 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 - 02:16 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 - 01:57 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 - 01:22 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 - 01:10 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 - 01:05 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 - 12:42 PM
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."
There’s a delicious middle finger extended here, beyond the fact that the four-chord loop never alters: Pharrell’s vocal performances, and Nile’s guitar parts, are photocopied. The pre-choruses, the choruses, they are exactly identical, copy-pasted in GarageBand. It’s not even evident that Daft Punk asked its guests to do complete takes. This isn’t innovative, but it is egregious, a punkish move, sending a clear message: “This Is Pop, Where Repetition Is King, And Our Time Is More Valuable Than Yours.”
Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 12:39 PM
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 - 12:35 PM
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 - 12:33 PM
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