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Album ReviewsFairweather - Fairweather (Zac Djamoos)
Direct Divide - Bridges
(Craig Manning)
InterviewsLocal Natives (Jonathan Bautts)
Zac Djamoos on 04/07/14 - 04:50 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 04/06/14 - 06:58 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. This week I've put together some songs designed to help you shake off any lingering traces of the winter blues you might have, because hopefully by now the weather is warming up where you are. And if it's not, I'm very sorry...maybe try pulling up YouTube videos of daffodils blossoming and birds chirping? I dunno. Either way, there are Rdio and Spotify playlists for your enjoyment in the replies.
Chris Collum on 04/04/14 - 12:39 PM
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Jason Tate on 04/04/14 - 10:00 AM
Yulianna filled out our interview. Here's what she had to say.
I wanted to have a name with an exotic ring to it but that could work in classical as well as the pop industry.
Zac Djamoos on 04/02/14 - 08:12 PM
You can check out our interview with G-Eazy here. We talk about his headlining tour and his upcoming debut album, which includes guest features from E-40 and A$AP Ferg.
Jake Denning on 04/02/14 - 08:27 AM
You can check out our interview with Stick To Your Guns here. The band just wrapped up recording their fifth full-length album with John Feldmann, and is headlining the "Fuck The Message" tour with support from Terror, Hundredth, Counterparts, and Expire - remaining dates are in the replies.
Jake Denning on 04/01/14 - 12:29 PM
"This town was so much fun when there weren't so much police, we didn't have to watch our speed."
Staff ReviewsThe Hold Steady - Teeth Dreams (Craig Manning)
Staff InterviewsStick To Your Guns (Jake Denning)
Craig Manning on 04/01/14 - 06:21 AM
Today's interview comes from UK metalcore band Castor Troy. Read it here.
There are so many genres on the new album it's crazy, there literally is something for everyone. The lyrics are very well wrote, they're all based on real life events so tend to strike more of a chord with people. The music is wrote in such a way that we have utilised low tunings and orchestral instruments to create sombre moods and add depth to the tracks.
Zac Djamoos on 03/31/14 - 08:21 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 - 07:55 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 - 10:13 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 - 06:18 PM
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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 10:00 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. For this week, I put together a playlist of great songs from forgotten or partially forgotten 90s bands. Instead of going for the hits or for songs that everyone knows, though, I chose deep cuts from more recent releases. All of these artists are still active today, and as this playlist shows (I hope), they're still making engaging music. Enjoy!
Craig Manning on 03/28/14 - 07:59 AM
Ska punk band Survay Says filled out our random interview. Read what they had to say.
Survay Says was created as something me and my friends who could kind of play instruments could call a "band." We spelled it with "A" because no one on MySpace had it spelled it that way. Now it's because of copyright.
Zac Djamoos on 03/27/14 - 07:57 PM
The Idol Dead filled out our interview. Read what they had to say.
Memories of my first time on the internet looking for Blink 182 websites which you used to be when I was a teen! I had one friend in my hometown with the internet and the same taste as me and we found AbsolutePunk pretty early and milked it for every band it had on it. We got into pop rock by finding New Found Gloryís From the Screen to Your Stereo mentioned on there. Nothing like that was played on the radio or on TV in the UK so we thought we were cooler than cool listening to Blink, The Ataris, Fall Out Boy and Brand New.
Zac Djamoos on 03/26/14 - 06:21 PM
Read our write up of the 3/23 Austin stop of La Dispute's "Rooms of the House" Tour with Pianos Become The Teeth and Mansions.
For the first time, Iím actually having a fairly hard time describing exactly what made this night and show so intense for me Ė aside form just the nature and content of the music, that is. Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was that my hoodie wasnít quite warm enough. Maybe itís because I was at the show alone, which is rare. Whatever the reason, everything added up and the intensity and show just clicked. No matter what band youíre a fan of or what album or song catches your ear most, definitely go see this show if it comes near you.
Ryan Gardner on 03/26/14 - 01:40 PM
Fourtitude answered our interview; here's their response.
I honestly had no clue there actually was a Radical Records, and I was amused to receive a cease and desist notification from their legal team. Apparently they didnít want anybody to be confused into thinking they were in any way associated with my terrible rap music - I canít say I blame them.
Zac Djamoos on 03/25/14 - 07:34 PM
We're premiering a live music video from unsigned Seattle band Truth Under Attack, which you can view in the replies. Often seen opening for bands such as The Classic Crime and Moneta, the band mixes rock riffs, guitar solos, and pop hooks to create a sound reminiscent to Tonight Alive and early Paramore.
Jake Denning on 03/25/14 - 09:44 AM
Today we are excited to stream The Analog Affair's latest EP, Wild. You can hear it the replies. If you like what you hear, you can download it at name-your-price. Fans of brooding electronic indie music should enjoy it.
Ryan Gardner on 03/25/14 - 06:15 AM
Post-hardcore band The North took some time to fill out our random interview. Read it here.
I love listening to the radio. It opens my eyes up to popular rap, hip hop, pop, indie and many more styles I wouldnít normally listen to! Even though our band may not be ďTop 40Ē style, we may be able to fit on Sirius Radio.
Zac Djamoos on 03/24/14 - 08:15 PM
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Ryan Gardner on 03/23/14 - 08:40 AM
Fine Fine Titans answered our interview; read it here.
After we finished our short set, for some reason, people wanted more! Never being a band to disappoint, our fill in guitar player ripped into a barely recognizable version of ďEverlongĒ by the Foo Fighters that we had never practiced before. Ever. And we completely bombed it. Somehow, we managed to drag our way through it to the end, but not without hitting just about every speed bump along the way. We overplayed the chorus, underplayed the verses, and I even think the drums were in the wrong key, which Iím formerly thought was impossible.
Zac Djamoos on 03/21/14 - 09:07 PM
We're aware of some of the wonky bugs going on with the website at the moment. I think I've figured out and am aware of most of them -- but if you come across something could you let me know in the replies (or if the site's not working to post on Twitter)? Sorry for the inconvenience we are definitely trying to get everything sorted out. This is why I drink.
Jason Tate on 03/21/14 - 02:14 PM
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 03/21/14 - 10:00 AM
We're back this week with another AbsolutePlaylist, a feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. For today's playlist, I handpicked a batch of songs from some of my favorite springtime albums, new and old, for a playlist to soundtrack this year's spring season. You can check out a Spotify link in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 03/21/14 - 09:45 AM
Read our interview with Boston Calling Music Festival co-founder and producer Brian Appel. The upcoming third event takes place in downtown Boston from May 23-25 with performances from Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse, Brand New, The Decemberists and more.
With the alternating stages weíre able to setup for the next band while one band is performing. Thereís no waiting in between bands. We can seamlessly move on to the next performer within seconds of the other finishing, which ultimately leads to the ability to book more on our lineup and for the audience to see all the bands that they came for.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/21/14 - 07:44 AM
Nikol filled out our interview. See what she said.
I am a certified phlebotomistÖdrawing bloodÖI took the course with my older brother because he asked me to, and yeahÖI can do that. I donít though. He does, and heís great at it.
Zac Djamoos on 03/19/14 - 08:05 PM
There will be scheduled maintenance on the AP.net database and servers tonight at 10pm (PST). It should take about two hours and the site may be unusable or down during the process. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 07:23 PM
There are heaps of great pop-rock bands kicking around the UK at the moment. Three of them are heading out on tour together this week, which is handy. Hit the replies for the lowdown on Natives (ex-Not Advised), Bleach Blood (ex-The King Blues) and Arches and to see the schedule for their tour, which begins tonight in Bristol.
Andy Biddulph on 03/19/14 - 10:12 AM
That's Not My Baby answered our interview; see what they had to say.
If you arenít a big name pop star or have a really good record label promoting you donít have much of a chance to get on major stations. Itís not the radio stations fault. To become a successful radio station you have to appeal to a really broad audience, and with satellite radio and services like Spotify and iTunes it has become really easy to find music that like and avoid the radio completely. So if youíre like us, not a pop band, and donít necessarily have large listener appeal we donít stand much of a chance.
Zac Djamoos on 03/18/14 - 08:16 PM
Today is Jason's birthday! Wish him a good one in the replies or on Twitter.
Ryan Gardner on 03/18/14 - 05:59 AM
The Nearly Deads' vocalist Theresa Jeane answered our random interview; check it out.
We offer something that is so hard to define, so hard to classify or label, and that's a good thing! We genuinely enjoy what we do and we have fun. That's something that comes through in the music. We're regular people, and I sing about regular stuff. It's a very raw sound, and we don't try too hard. So, if you like good, honest rock and roll, we're the band for you.
Zac Djamoos on 03/17/14 - 09:00 PM
You can check out our interview with Blackbear here. We talk about working with Basecamp on his debut album The Afterglow, Spotify, Warped Tour, and more. He currently is out with T.Mills and MOD SUN on the rest of the "All I Wanna Do" tour, dates are in the replies.
Jake Denning on 03/17/14 - 08:05 PM
Got a bad case of the Mondays? Hop over to the AP Plug.dj room for some tunes!

Edit: We're all finished.
Anthony Sorendino on 03/17/14 - 05:58 PM
Hit the replies to check out my recap of the last day, Day 4 (Saturday), of SXSW. You can check out my recap of Day 1 (Wednesday), Day 2 (Thursday), and Day 3 (Friday) as well. That's a wrap - what a great week!
Ryan Gardner on 03/16/14 - 10:20 AM
"The pills that you gave didn't do anything. I just slept for years on end, fuck."
Staff ReviewsReal Estate - Atlas (Kelly Doherty)
Gameface - Come On Down (Zac Djamoos)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Jonathan Bautts)
Zac Djamoos on 03/15/14 - 09:33 AM
Hit the replies to check out my recap of Day 3 (Friday) of SXSW. You can check out my recap of Day 1 (Wednesday) and Day 2 (Thursday) as well. Make sure to follow me at @RyanGardnerC on Twitter or Instagram for random thoughts and reviews during the day before I recap them.
Ryan Gardner on 03/15/14 - 07:35 AM
Night Windows filled out our interview, the answers to which can be found here.
I looked everywhere and came up with a ton of names, and the only name that really stuck in my mind was Night Windows. So, I decided to pay homage to one of my favorite bands (The Weakerthans) and name the band Night Windows after one of John K. Samson's most beloved songs.
Zac Djamoos on 03/14/14 - 08:46 PM
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 03/14/14 - 10:00 AM
It's time again for our latest and greatest feature, AbsolutePlaylist, where one of us knuckleheads does a very little amount of work that seems impressive because it's a list! In this week's installment, I have created an ode to the poorly written word, a grouping of songs I turn to when I simply can't procrastinate any more and must just sit down and write something. Maybe you have the same dilemma, and maybe someone is always threatening to fire you because, in their words, "You aren't very good at writing for being a writer." Whatever your need, here are some songs.
Blake Solomon on 03/14/14 - 08:22 AM
Hit the replies to check out my recap of Day 2 (Thursday) of SXSW. You can check out my recap of Day 1 (Wednesday) as well. Make sure to follow me at @RyanGardnerC on Twitter or Instagram for random thoughts and reviews during the day before I recap them. Today Iíll be hanging out at the Charlie Says Fest that we are sponsoring to see Diamond Youth, Driver Friendly, Pup, Tiny Moving Parts, For The Foxes, and NGHBRS.
Ryan Gardner on 03/14/14 - 07:46 AM
Something You Whisper filled out our interview, which can be read here.
People should listen to our band because we arenít dumbing down the music. I get that there needs to be the hooks and the repetition, but Iím blown away at the amount of music out there with no actual meaning. I think music has the power to heal people, and save lives, and I just hate to see some musicians wasting their opportunity to change lives with invaluable lyrics. Maybe their goal was strictly to make money, so in that case, congratulations for meeting your goals. No one is failing if they are reaching their goals I just have different ones.
Zac Djamoos on 03/13/14 - 08:12 PM
This year at SXSW, I'm providing daily recaps of the festival. Here's the recap from a small part of Tuesday but mainly Wednesday. Make sure to come back every day to read recaps of the rest of the days. Make sure to follow me at @RyanGardnerC on Twitter or Instagram for random thoughts and reviews during the day before I recap them. Today Iím planning to spend the afternoon alternating between the Topshelf Showcase and Equal Vision/Pure Noise showcase. Iím hopefully seeing The 1975 at the MTV Woodies tonight.
Ryan Gardner on 03/13/14 - 08:14 AM
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