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Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 05/19/13 - 12:48 PM
The guys in Small Brown Bike will be chatting with us on Monday, May 27th at 6 PM EST (3 PM PST). They'll be talking about their return to songwriting as a band and their amazing upcoming Recollected 2xLP out on May 28th, which you can pre-order here. See you then!
Dre Okorley on 05/19/13 - 08:16 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 05/19/13 - 06:09 AM
In case you missed them during the week or didn't have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 05/19/13 - 06:08 AM
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Jason Tate on 05/17/13 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Moving Brooklyn. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 05/16/13 - 07:33 PM
Have any questions for Andrew McMahon? We're interviewing the man soon - let us know what you'd like us to ask the former Jack's Mannequin / Something Corporate frontman.
Jack Appleby on 05/16/13 - 09:15 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Dropper's Neck. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 05/15/13 - 06:30 PM
We're getting pretty stoked that this year's Skate and Surf Fest is this weekend. So to match that excitement, we put together a pretty rad playlist featuring some of our favorite songs from the band's playing at S+S, which you can stream in the replies. What band (or bands) are you looking forward to seeing the most?
Drew Beringer on 05/15/13 - 12:41 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from X-Change & Good Money. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 05/14/13 - 07:22 PM
To celebrate today's release of Audiostrobelight's new record, What You're Running From, we are streaming the full album. Hit the replies or thier AP.net Profile to check it out. The album was produced by Cartel's Will Pugh and sounds something like a hybrid of You, Me, And Everyone We Know vocally and Forever The Sickest Kids musically. Be sure to read our review, as well.
Ryan Gardner on 05/14/13 - 08:33 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Archie Atholl. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 05/13/13 - 07:20 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 05/12/13 - 09:04 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 05/12/13 - 07:18 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 05/10/13 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Mycelia. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 05/08/13 - 07:19 PM
Update: The chat is now over, thanks a lot to Andrew for spending some time with us!

Andrew WK will be chatting in this thread at 6 pm EST / 3 pm PST. Ask him about partying, his endorsement for Playtex Fresh & Sexy Wipes, his upcoming tour singing Ramones songs with Marky Ramone, or his upcoming appearance at Skate and Surf. The festival takes place on May 18/19 and tickets are still available here.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/13 - 08:36 AM
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Ryan Gardner on 05/05/13 - 07:40 AM
It's 5 o' clock somewhere.
Jake DenningI know it's not very "punk" of me, but I've really been enjoying Kenny Chesney's new album, Life On A Rock. Also, I've been listening to Memphis May Fire and To The Wind quite a bit this week.
Dre OkorleyStrongly recommend Chance the Rapper (think Kendrick Lamar, Kanye, Andre 3000 and Frank Ocean wrapped all into one w reggae, gospel, old school hip hop and southern rap...or hell just listen to it because he actually has his own style) and I've been jamming to Chunk! No Captain Chunk lately cause they're just fun.
Cody NelsonThe wonderful new BriTANicK video reminded me to go back through their backlog of hilarious content. Also, the BBC America TV...
Jake Denning on 05/05/13 - 01:21 AM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 05/04/13 - 09:51 PM
Today we've got a guest column from Nick Mango -- he's a co-founder of cool companies like Limited Run and Card Included -- for our Friday Discussion. Nick has been collecting vinyl for over 20 years, and he has a few things to say to people who claim they buy vinyl because of the "warmer sound" or other similar reasons...read the full column in the replies, get mad at it or agree with it, and let your voice be heard.
You don't have to worry about sounding superficial. When the reporter asks you, "So why pay 20 bucks for a piece of plastic, when the digital version is available for one third the price?" I give you permission to say, "Hey dick, why do people pay $80 to have a crocodile...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/03/13 - 01:26 PM
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Jason Tate on 05/03/13 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Runaround. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 05/01/13 - 07:30 PM
April was a pretty insane month for music releases. After conferring with The AP.net staff and editors from PunkNews.org, PropertyofZack, and UndertheGun, we have put together a playlist of all the best music we loved from April. You can check that out in the replies and make sure you didn't miss anything great.
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 06:16 PM
There are the has-beens. The never-was. And then there are the "how the hell did we all miss this?" That is what I describe En Serenade. The North Carolina pop-punk act was a diamond in the rough of the genre. Comprised of members of bands like Farewell and The Athenian Mercury, this was a band that had a great lineage already. When breakdowns and chugs were just as commonplace as an excessive of abuse of pitch correction among these bands, En Serenade was the odd man out. Although some of the band's discography included the sound of the times, the band was at its best playing homage to the Drive-Thru days.

Driven by the confident and powerful vocals along with a knack for weaving...
Christian Wagner on 05/01/13 - 09:20 AM
Head to replies to check out the user reviews submitted in the past week. Reviews include The Story So Far, Daylight, Modern Baseball, and more.
Dre Okorley on 04/30/13 - 02:09 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Grande Roses. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 04/29/13 - 06:59 PM
Well, it's the start of the new week and if you're visiting this website on a mobile device right now ... you've probably noticed that we've got a brand new mobile site. This is the culmination of countless hours of work and testing and dedication from all the AP.net staff and quite a few active beta testers -- we're pretty proud of how it came out. To celebrate, we're throwing a contest ... and all of those details can be found below. But first, I want to highlight a few things about the new mobile site and also open this thread (as well as this one in the general forum) to any questions or comments you may have. Our website is ever evolving, and it's from feedback from you, the user,...
Jason Tate on 04/29/13 - 10:25 AM
With May on its way this week, it's time for me to list my five most anticipated records releasing this month. It's time to pack up the parkas and bring out the tanks and shorts as it's finally the season to roll down the windows and blast your favorite tunes as loudly as possible. Join in the discussion in the replies with the albums you're most anticipating in the month of May.
Drew Beringer on 04/29/13 - 04:20 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 04/28/13 - 07:16 PM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I came across an independent record label called Enjoyment Records. The label is based in the UK and puts out releases from wonderful bands who are just under the radar, such as Indian Taker, Things Fall Apart and Nai Harvest. Despite the incredible eclecticism of its releases, every band they deal with is highly skilled at their trade and this is certainly a label to collect every record from. Whether you're a fan of super heavy stuff or an emo kid, Enjoyment Records is obliging. To get a taste, check out their free sampler here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and...
Kelly Doherty on 04/28/13 - 01:09 PM
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Ryan Gardner on 04/28/13 - 09:51 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week we have a double feature on deck for you, and yes we're talking about Springsteen--if you know...
Chris Collum on 04/26/13 - 11:59 AM
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Jason Tate on 04/26/13 - 10:00 AM
I caught up again with Issues while they were in Portland, OR as part of A Day To Remember's U.S. Headliner, and you can read our interview here. In the interview we talk about a "re-imagining" of the band's debut EP Black Diamonds, titled Diamond Dreams, Warped Tour, as well as potentially working with Jeremy McKinnon in the future.
"With A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, and Silverstein, I learned the most by just watching and observing how headliners conduct themselves, how they act, as well as the caliber of show that they put on. It really just shows us where we need to be as a band eventually. They've shown us great examples of how not to be just another band, but THE band - these...
Jake Denning on 04/26/13 - 01:39 AM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

This week we have a double feature on deck for you, and yes we're talking about Springsteen--if you know...
Chris Collum on 04/25/13 - 09:30 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Paperhaus. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 04/24/13 - 08:22 PM
Still buzzing from last week's Spitalfield announcement? Well we're gonna keep that going tonight as front man Mark Rose is dropping by tonight at 7 PM EDT to talk about the tour, reunion, his solo work, and more. Let's have fun.
Drew Beringer on 04/24/13 - 03:49 PM
Are you still buzzing from last week's Spitalfield announcement? Well we're gonna keep that going by having front man Mark Rose drop by tomorrow night at 7 PM EDT to talk about the tour, reunion, his solo work, and more. Mark your calendars!
Drew Beringer on 04/23/13 - 12:50 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Our Final Hour. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 04/22/13 - 07:35 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 04/21/13 - 03:12 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 04/21/13 - 08:39 AM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 04/20/13 - 05:03 AM
Jason Tate on 04/20/13 - 05:00 AM
In a special (belated) The Countdown article today, I'll be ranking my five most anticipated releases for tomorrow's Record Store Day. For vinyl collectors like myself, Record Store Day is our holiday - a day where limited and rare records we thought we might never own can finally be ours. It's also a great day to get foot traffic into your local stores, which is the hook of RSD. It's a fun day to spend with fellow collectors and joining in 'the hunt' for that rare piece. In the replies you'll find my five most anticipated releases. You can see what is all releasing tomorrow here. Also, make sure to include the releases you're excited for tomorrow in the replies as well.
Drew Beringer on 04/19/13 - 01:08 PM
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