Every Time I Die's new album is up for pre-order on iTunes (regular and deluxe versions) and comes with with an instant download of "Thrist." The deluxe version of the album contains two bonus tracks: "Cheap Ludes" and "Saturnalia."
Before you read these lists, a few things should be clarified. First of all, they aren't perfect: a few acts are out of place, or suspiciously off -- we'll try to address these below. You'll also notice that there are a few anomalies, and acts that aren't music-related (ie. Myth Busters, who you can rent for a mere $100k); Degy books speakers and corporate entertainment acts too, and a few slipped into these listings. Lastly, keep in mind that these lists aren't comprehensive and only contain artists booked through Degy.
Following the controversy that surrounded the costume Macklemore wore at a recent surprise show, the rapper has posted an apology and explanation over on his website.
My intention was to dress up and surprise the people at the show with a random costume and nothing more. Thus, it was surprising and disappointing that the images of a disguise were sensationalized leading to the immediate assertion that my costume was anti-Semetic. I acknowledge how the costume could, within a context of stereotyping, be ascribed to a Jewish caricature. I am here to say that it was absolutely not my intention, and unfortunately at the time I did not foresee the costume to be viewed in such regard....
Following up after Deryck Whibley's blog post explaining his situation with alcoholism and near death experiences due to liver and kidney failure, a new saddening photo has surfaced. Head to the replies to see how serious Deryck's blog was. All of us here at AP.net wish Deryck a healthy recovery and hope better days are in his future.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Head to the replies to watch Kyle Morton and Shannon Rose Steele of Typhoon perform an acoustic version of their song "CPR" for Pandora. I shed a tear or two watching this, so brace yourself; it's beautiful.
Vocalist Joel Birch (The Amity Affliction) has written an open letter to fans in regards to the lyrical content found on the band's current single,"Don't Lean On Me". You can read more about it in our interview, which will be posted soon.
Last Friday I sat in a courtroom to support a friend. For the better part of a decade our professional and personal lives were woven in a relationship akin to family. As if family, the intention of my attendance was to publicly acknowledge the deep care and compassion I hold for this individual.
I watched as she searched for the strength to behold her transgressor for the first time in over a year since learning of his plot to have her murdered. I listened to her describe the love she once possessed for this man whom she adored, trusted, and...
PETA put together an animated video to open for Morrissey's nationwide tour. It's in the replies.
Every year, 8 billion chickens are orphaned, stuffed into severely crowded sheds, and trucked to slaughter. "Someday," a new video created by PETA and animated by Anna Saunders, is scheduled to be featured on rock icon Morrissey's nationwide tour. The video takes viewers on a harrowing journey as they witness—through the eyes of one terrified bird—the typical experience of chickens raised for meat. Will our young chick survive what 8 billion chickens each year cannot?
American Opera's guitar recently went missing after a U.S. Airways flight. Even worse? It was on their way to record their first full length. To try and raise some money they recorded and released the single "Ode to US Airways (Lost My Guitar)." The song is up for purchase on iTunes and the video for the song can be found in the replies.
Cayetana will release its debut LP, Nervous Like Me, in August via Tiny Engines. This is the follow-up to the band's debut 7" Hot Dad Calendar, which is name-your-price on Bandcamp. Check the tracklisting for the new album below and the artwork in the replies.
1. Serious Things Are Stupid
2. Black Hills
3. Dirty Laundry
5. Mountain Kids
7. Scott Get The Van, I'm Moving
8. Favorite Things
9. Hot Dad Calendar
10. Busy Brain
11. South Philly
Twitter may try to buy its way out of its growth problem by making another move into music. The company is considering a deal to acquire SoundCloud, the music and audio-sharing company, according to people familiar with both companies.
Requiem for the Dead (featuring the former singer of I Am Ghost) have posted the first new song off their upcoming album, The Unexplainable Truth. The song titled "Say Hello to the Devil for Me" can be streamed in the replies.
1. The Game (This Won't Hurt)
2. Everything Gold
3. Stand So Tall (feat. Dan Campbell)
4. Deconstruct You
6. The Conversation
7. Bad Way
8. Start Again
9. What A Predicament!
10. Twenty Centuries Of Sleep
A hologram of Michael Jackson appeared last night at the Billboard Music Awards, almost five years after the singer's death. A video of performance (do we call it a performance?) can be found on The Verge.