The downside of it though, is that it sort of marginalizes what you do, because thereís not the credibility of being on a label, or the push that a label gives you to help you breakthrough to press and blogs. So you kind of get lumped in with the unwashed masses of bedroom bands and high school garage bands, which is fine: thereís a lot of amazing music being made these days in bedrooms and by teenagers in garages. But in terms of trying to gain any sort of broad exposure for your band, especially when your band is just a bunch of late-20s/early-30s beardos, not having a label to hang your hat on makes it...
UK emo band Moose Blood have released a new, two-song single, Boston/Orlando, on iTunes via Venn Records (Gallows). I recommend checking it out. To accompany the release, a limited edition shirt is available here.
Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) have announced that they will be touring this summer. You can check out the tour poster with dates in the replies, as well as a new song called "Get It." They have also announced that they will be releasing a self-titled album for free through Fool's Gold in June.
Metallica's 3D film, Metallica Through the Never, will be playing in IMAX theaters on September 27th, followed by an expanded release on October 4th.
The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by Dane DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
Last night, instead of going to the concert with three of her best friends, she was recovering with her mother at Boston Medical Center. But she got a special surprise yesterday when members of two of the bands on the bill ó Mayday Parade and All Time Low ó dropped in to visit her in the hospital.
Soundsupply has released their latest 'drop' - only this time it's miniature! Let me explain. Mini Drops are 5 albums, sold for just a week at $10. They're highly curated around a specific theme or genre. Today is the last of the Mini-Drops, and the fourth and final drop is focused around some of their favorite indie hip-hop albums. Check out the line up below.
1) Astronautalis - This Is Our Science
2) Mike Mictlan - Snaxxxx
3) Skewby - More or Less
4) Kid Static- I Gleam
5) Mike Schpitz & Slot-A - Have You Seen My Stapler?
Share & Score Bonus: Messiah Brown Productions - Leogane Episant
I didnít want to really mention this or draw a lot of attention to it because itís really just not a big deal, but so many of you are asking since he posted on twitter yesterday. Christian is no longer playing in Candy Hearts. We want to assure you that the three of us (Kris, Matt and I) believe this is the best possible move for our band. We are more excited than ever to make a new record, tour and keep getting our music out there to you guys - because you mean the most us.
PropertyOfZack's recent discussion is about the best cover songs from bands in our community. They list some pretty great ones and you can check out the list and an Rdio playlist with the tracks here, and hit the replies to discuss your favorite covers.
Itís over. We are sorry to bring you this unfortunate news but the 2013 edition of the Sound and Fury festival is cancelled. We apologize to everyone from the bottom of our hearts for having to do this, but it was unavoidable. In order to quell speculation, you will hear the absolute truth from us. Due to unforeseen circumstances and the massive financial risk it takes to run a festival, we have to cancel this year. We are just two people, running a festival that brings in over 60 bands and 1,800 kids to Santa Barbara every year. The amount of logistics and headaches this encompasses one can only imagine, needless to say from March to July our...
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,...