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Philadelphia, PA, hardcore bands Disinterest and Skin Graft will be releasing a split on Inorganic Records. Disinterest plays noisy, effect-laden hardcore, and Skin Graft focuses on a drum and bass hardcore sound, de-emphasizing guitars. Today we're not just bringing you a song from the split, we're bringing you one song by each band. Hit the replies to check out each band's effort - Disinterest has "Identity Will Ruin You," while Skin Graft's song is titled "Devalue." If you enjoy Disinterest's track, they'll be playing their side of the split in full as part of a live session on Drexel's radio station, WKDU, on the seventeenth at 11PM. You can preorder the split at Organic Records'...
Zac Djamoos on 02/05/15 - 02:38 PM
I always enjoy making the first post on AP.net about a band -- it's just something about introducing a bulk of the community to something new. Whether you've heard the name Makeshift Shelters before or not, we're happy to acquaint you with the Washington, D.C.-based act's new full-length album, Something So Personal, in the form of the LP's lead track, "Opposite Directions." You can find the song streaming in the replies. Ella Boissonnault's vocals are what sticks out on first listen, but I keep coming back to the track because it vaguely reminds me of an intrinsic quality I believe Makeshift Shelters share with Motion City Soundtrack -- I hate to throw out the word "quirkiness," but I...
Thomas Nassiff on 02/05/15 - 10:53 AM
Bleed American is releasing its debut full-length record, Figure It Out, on Valentine's Day and today we're streaming one of the songs from that album. "Movie Theatre Theft" is one of my favourites because it showcases how good these guys are at writing hooks and has been stuck in my head for the last few months. If you don't mind that this Winnipeg based named themselves after a Jimmy Eat World record you should listen to it in the replies and let us know what you think. This is honestly the first pop-rock record that's really caught my attention since Brighter Brightest released Right For Me in 2011. Pre-orders are available right now via iTunes.
“This song talks about a close...
Deborah Remus on 02/05/15 - 08:32 AM
Alcoa (Derek Archambault of Defeater fame) will be heading out on a short tour next month with Choir Vandals (they also have a couple of one-off shows with James of Make Do And Mend and Have Mercy). Check out the dates - along with the band's new song, "Always Chasing Me" - in the replies and don't forget to pre-order the band's upcoming new album, Parlour Tricks (out 2/24), via Bridge Nine.
Drew Beringer on 02/04/15 - 11:57 AM
If you listen to our podcast you've heard both Drew and Thomas praise Daisyhead's and their upcoming No Sleep Records album The Smallest Light. Today we're proud to bring you a brand new song from the album called "Lost Her" -- it's in the replies. The band's new album hits stores on March 3rd and can be pre-ordered here.
Jason Tate on 02/03/15 - 07:07 PM
Ryan from The Swellers has started a new band called Young Hunger and today we're premiering their brand new song "Holes in Your Tongue." This four piece hail from Detroit and, in their own words, write "straight forward, catchy songs that could fit in perfectly on a Punk-O-Rama comp." The band's first show will be February 13th in Detroit and also contains members of Frank White and Before I Go. Hit the replies to check out the song and let them know what you think.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 02:12 PM
It would be easy to overwhelm you with descriptions of what Blind Mice sounds like. The New Bedford, MA-based band, which features Half Hearted Hero guitarist AJ Mills and former Ra Ra Riot drummer Michael Ashley, takes cues from a lot of '90s alt-rock, but I also hear a lot of more modern punk-rock in their new song, "Fifteen," which we're premiering in the replies. The easiest comparison to point to would be Polar Bear Club, with those gruff vocals paving the way -- but by no means is this band ripping off anything, incorporating shades of Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind into their new EP, Sunday Songs. That release drops on March 17 via Animal Style Records, and you can pre-order...
Thomas Nassiff on 01/28/15 - 09:49 AM
We're excited to premiere a song from Young Pioneer, a new unsigned rock band from Michigan. For fans of Cartel and Acceptance, the band brings a straight-forward approach to rock that's worth getting excited about. If you'd like to check them out live, you can see them at the Pontiac, MI date of the Glamour Kills Tour, featuring headliners Set It Off. You can check out "Let's Be Alive" in the replies.
Jake Denning on 01/28/15 - 09:41 AM
Fire in the Radio will be releasing its new album, Telemetry, on May 12th via Wednesday Records. If you dig the vibes of Tigers Jaw, Weezer, and the like, you'll feel this as well. You can check out a album trailer, the artwork, and track listing in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 01/27/15 - 10:13 AM
Oklahoma's Fossil Youth are putting out a new EP titled Intertwined With You on February 3rd, and you can stream it in the replies below. Reminiscent of Citizen, Turnover and You Blew It, the brash midwestern emo act is is perfect for the bitter winter weather. If you dig it, be sure to pick up the 7" from Take This To Heart Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/26/15 - 07:02 AM
In case you haven't heard - You, Me, And Everyone We Know are back and have signed to new Nashville independent label South By Sea Music. They will release an EP called Dogged on March 17th. We are premiering a new song off of it - "I'd Rather Be Sleeping." It's one of the best pop-punk songs released so far this year, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Check it out in the replies to see what I mean. The band will also be supporting Have Mercy on tour with Weatherbox and Head North - dates for that are below, as well.
Ryan Gardner on 01/20/15 - 10:00 AM
Gone by Friday is getting ready to release Quarter Life Crisis, and today we've got a special treat from them. Hit the replies to check out the video for the title track.
Zac Djamoos on 01/19/15 - 01:29 PM
A while ago, we premiered Backslashes and Bad Ideas's single, "Sad Is the New Black." Now, we're excited to bring you the video for the single. Hit the replies to watch that and see their upcoming tour dates.
Zac Djamoos on 01/15/15 - 01:54 PM
Cedar Boulevard is a pop-punk band hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They play a style of heavier pop-punk not unlike Four Year Strong's earlier material. We're excited to stream the first single off their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Hit the replies to check out "A Raven Like a Writing Desk."
Zac Djamoos on 01/15/15 - 01:47 PM
We're happy to debut today a brand-new song from a Long Island-based punk act called Scout. You can head to the replies to check out "Spooky Basement Noises," and you should definitely check it out if you're a fan of driving indie-punk that you can sing along to. The song comes from a new EP called What If, Like, When We Die... that comes out via Secret Audio Club on February 10. Physical pre-orders are available here and digital is here.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/15/15 - 10:00 AM
Taking their name from an Arctic Monkey song, Reckless Serenade are normally a fast-paced pop-punk band. However, their new song "Autumn Eyes" slows things down a bit, sounding kind of like Thriving Ivory meets The Rocket Summer - something like that. Give it a listen in the replies, where you'll also find the band's upcoming tour dates. The band will release a new album later this year.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/15 - 11:08 AM
War Games are releasing their debut album called Holding Patterns on March 6th. We are streaming the first single - "Foundations." The band's first EP was recorded by Ace Enders, and this album has an early 2000's sound that fans of bands like The Receiving End of Sirens or more recently Pistolita or Conditions should enjoy. Give the song a listen in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/15 - 09:51 AM
A while back, we premiered a track from Hawk & Son's then-upcoming debut LP ATK. Well ATK is out now, and today we're excited to premiere the band's first video, "Dark Afternoon." Check that out in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 01/12/15 - 06:15 PM
Today, I'm very excited to share a brand new music video from Heart To Heart for their song "Hellbound". The song can be found on their 2014 Pure Noise Records release, Dulce, which was one of my favorite records of the year. If you liked what you heard, you can pick up the record. Head to the replies to check out the video.
Jake Denning on 01/09/15 - 09:54 AM
Choke Up will release their debut full-length, Black Coffee, Bad Habits, via Black Numbers on February 3. The band takes cues from acts like Hot Water Music, as BrooklynVegan pointed out when they streamed their first single "Thicket And Vine," but I also hear a fair amount of newer-school gruff-punk-ish emo like Captain, We're Sinking in the song we're debuting today, titled "KC." Check it out in the replies, and if you dig it, you can pre-order Black Coffee, Bad Habits via the Black Numbers webstore.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/08/15 - 09:39 AM
Progressive indie alt rockers The Dirty Jacks dropped their new EP, All Part of the Plan, on Tuesday. You can watch the Maryland-based group's new music video "God I Never Felt This Nice" in the replies, where you can also stream the EP. Their unique sound might appeal to fans of Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Incubus or Glassjaw.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/08/15 - 08:43 AM
Isaiah Dominguez recently recorded a new song called “No Matter Where” that was produced by Casey Bates (This Providence, Gatsby’s American Dream). Gavin Phillips from This Providence plays lead guitar on the song. We are streaming the track today - give it a listen in the replies. Fans of the slower pop-rock side of This Providence should enjoy this one.
Ryan Gardner on 01/06/15 - 07:55 AM
On the fifteenth, Stolen Houses and Shiver will be releasing a split. Today we're excited to premiere one of Stolen Houses' songs. You can hear "Waves" in the replies, and if you like what you hear, be sure to preorder it.
Zac Djamoos on 01/05/15 - 02:22 PM
On December 26th, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties played their first ever full-band show at The Paradise in Boston, MA, and I was on hand to film it. You can watch the entire set - 36 minutes of songs about getting used to being alone - in the replies. In addition to The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell, the talented group includes Ace Enders (The Early November), Nick Steinborn (The Wonder Years), Tom Ryan (Young Statues) and John James Ryan (We Are the Union), among others.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/02/15 - 08:23 AM
Author, who recorded their first EP with Aaron Marsh (Copeland), are releasing their beautiful debut album Of Brighter Days on January 15th. Today, we are premiering a new song called "Wander" and as expected, fans of Copeland should like what they hear. Give it a listen in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 12/30/14 - 09:03 AM
Esta Coda have been working on a new EP called Miles Away with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive) and Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn). We are premiering a new song off of it called "Rain" - give it a listen in the replies. The EP will release in early 2015, but if you like what you hear, you can catch the band on Saturday the 20th at a holiday show in Scranton, PA with The Menzingers, Captain We're Sinking, Tigers Jaw, and more.
Ryan Gardner on 12/18/14 - 07:13 AM
We have another exclusive from We Are Triumphant Records as you can view Wander's new music video for "Counterpart" in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 12/17/14 - 01:04 PM
No Sleep Records has signed San Diego, CA alt-rockers Anakin. The band's No Sleep debut, Celestial Frequency Shifter, will see the light of day on February 3rd and is up for pre-order. We're streaming the first single, titled "Satellite," in the replies. The group draws influence from Weezer, HUM, Nirvana, Failure and The Rentals, all of which are reflected in their fuzzy, melodic sound.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/16/14 - 07:02 AM
We're streaming Its Teeth's new EP, Pulses, in the replies. The instrumental, ambient post-rock solo project of Jacob Belcher has been compared to the likes of Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Russian Circles and the film scores of John Carpenter. If you like what you hear, you can grab a digital copy on bandcamp; 100% of proceeds go to a no-kill animal shelter. Otherwise, we'll all assume you hate puppies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/15/14 - 07:45 AM
Quiet Country Audio is back with a session from San Diego punk rock royalty Weatherbox. Head to the replies to watch them perform "Bring Us The Head of Weatherbox," "Dark All Night," "Mountain" and "Broken Glowsticks."
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/11/14 - 08:41 AM
Pure Noise Records has welcomed Toronto pop-punk act Like Pacific to the family. Their self-titled EP will be released on January 20th. We're streaming the first track, "Suffering," in the replies. You can pre-order the EP physically and digitally. Recommended for fans of The Story So Far, The Wonder Years and Knuckle Puck.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/11/14 - 07:30 AM
We're excited to announce the launch of Fireworks guitarist Brett Ayala Jones' solo project. He enlisted the help of Teddy Roberts (Fireworks) on drums, Adam Mercer (Fireworks) on organ and friend Sam Harris on upright bass to track a 3-song EP titled Tramp, due out in 2015. Head to the replies to hear "Sweet Tooth."
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/11/14 - 07:04 AM
Today we are premiering a new Calculator track titled "Graduation Day" which you can stream in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Count Your Lucky Stars Records EP, Calc 7". If you're a fan of the likes of Touché Amoré, At The Drive-In, and Circle Takes The Square, then this is for you. If you dig it, make sure to pre-order it.
Drew Beringer on 12/10/14 - 10:31 AM
You might know of Ian Anderson from singing for One for the Team and owning Afternoon Records. He has another new project called Dream Brother. We are premiering a new song called "Uppr Dwnr" - give it a listen in the replies. Fans of music from Vampire Weekend and Hellogoodbye's more recent material should like what they hear.
Ryan Gardner on 12/09/14 - 08:52 AM
The Attending will release their debut LP, Deep Peace of the Singing Earth, on February 23 via Full City Sour Records. Today we're excited to bring you the group's first single, "Not the Books to Read." You can check that out in the replies, and if you enjoy it, it's up for preorder. The first hundred come with free 7" singles featuring "Not the Books to Read" and another album track. That 7" is also available for free for any show-goers to their Pawtucket, Rhode Island, show on December 12 at Machines with Magnets.

Tracklist:
1. Picking Up Speed
2. Not the Books to Read
3. Black-Fantasy Guitar
4. No Gospel
5. Leaning Backwards
6. Neighbor's Lawn
7. All Their Sprouted Grains... read more
Zac Djamoos on 12/08/14 - 02:44 PM
Indian School and Watch For Horses are releasing a new split 7" in January. We are streaming each band's side a month early - check it out in the replies. The pressing will be 300 white vinyl, 100 purple, and 100 teal - out January 12th via Wiretap Records. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it. Fans of punk rock should enjoy this one.
Ryan Gardner on 12/08/14 - 09:22 AM
Dream Ritual will release its new self-titled EP on December 9th via 6131 Records. But today you can get a taste of it early by checking out our premiere of the band's EP in the replies. If you dig what you hear, pre-order it today.
Drew Beringer on 12/05/14 - 10:02 AM
GutterLIFE will be releasing its new EP Don’t sleep on February 17 via We Are Triumphant Records. Today we are premiering the band's new song "Pursuit of Hopelessness" which you can stream in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 12/03/14 - 11:52 AM
The Amsterdam Red-Light District released their sophomore full-length Gone For A While last week via Red-Light Records, and today we're premiering a new music video from that album, "A Chance To Change". Head to the replies to check it out, and if you liked what you heard, you can pick up the album here.
Jake Denning on 12/01/14 - 11:13 AM
I'm excited to share yellowbirddd's CENTINELA with you all. It's a really special album that will fit perfectly in your winter listening rotation. It'll be released tomorrow and can currently be pre-ordered digitally and on vinyl through Bandcamp. The indie/folk singer-songwriter is recommended for fans of Bright Eyes, Kevin Devine and Elliott Smith.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/01/14 - 08:08 AM
Slingshot Dakota is featured on a very cool 7" split that comes out tomorrow via Soft Speak Records, for which they recorded a cover of Rainer Maria's "Rise." We are premiering the cover song in the replies, which is a very chill indie take on the tune that then turns into a slightly-less-chill-but-still-pretty-chill take on the tune when it kicks up a notch near the end. Slingshot Dakota's partner in crime on this split, which benefits Hopeline, an organization focused on suicide prevention and awareness, is Pet Symmetry, one of Emo Mayer Evan Weiss' many bands, whose contribution you can stream here. Buy the split here.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/24/14 - 10:05 AM
West Virginia melodic hardcore band Threads have signed to Broken Rim Records and will release their full-length debut, All I've Ever Known, digitally on December 15th and on vinyl in early 2015. Head to the replies to watch their new music video for "Still Searching." The minute-long track brings to mind the raw power and emotion of Defeater, Verse and Touche Amore.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/24/14 - 09:01 AM
Lion In The Mane have a sound similar to pop-rock bands like Go Radio or This Providence, heavily using pianos to pace the music. We are premiering the lyric video for their new single "Bright Sunny Beautiful." Check it out in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 11/24/14 - 08:42 AM
After a long hiatus, Sullivan are back and releasing their first new album in 7 years called Heavy Is The Head on December 9th via Spartan Records. You may remember the band from their Tooth & Nail days, back when they toured with bands like Anberlin, Underoath, Bayside, and Jack’s Mannequin. We are premiering a new song called "You Don't Mean It" - give it a listen in the replies. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the album.
Ryan Gardner on 11/20/14 - 10:50 AM
Rozwell Kid's new record, Too Shabby, is out today via Broken World Media, and we're celebrating the West Virginia-based slacker-rock act's album release by bringing you a brand-spanking-new music video for "Sick Jackets," which you can watch in the replies! The easy RIYL here is Weezer, but in general this band just kinda turns up the fuzz and lets the head-bobbing come easy. Take a listen and pick up the record via one of the links above if you dig.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/18/14 - 11:18 AM
Turnstile is one of the best new hardcore bands currently out in the scene, and they're set to release their brand new album Nonstop Feeling on January 13th, 2015 via Reaper Records. And today, we're premiering a brand new video for their song "Drop", one of the groovier songs off the album. If you liked what you heard, you can pre-order the album. Hit the replies to check out the video, as well as upcoming tour dates.
Jake Denning on 11/18/14 - 09:00 AM
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