In the first Self Promotion Spotlight of the new year, I came across the wonderful Every Atlas, a three piece from California. The band's shaky, slightly fragile indie rock is quite reminiscent of Bad Books and Manchester Orchestra, and makes for quite an interesting midpoint between all out indie rock and and the indie folk sound which was a little prominent a few years ago. The band's new single "Fragile Bones" is name your price on their Bandcamp and their new album Older Oak is due out this Spring. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 01/05/14 - 10:10 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/05/14 - 09:14 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Drew BeringerAny and all Mogwai (new LP Rave Tapes is spectacular). Also check out my new music blog Locked Groove.
Jack Appleby Go listen to any one of the number of Northern California bands I adore: Ghost Parade, Happy Body Slow Brain, Via Coma, Strawberry Girls, I The Mighty, A Lot Like Birds, Sianvar - the list goes on.
Kelly DohertyMcCafferty's new album BeachBoy is a heartbreaking work of staggering genius that everyone should listen to. I've also been...
Jason Tate on 01/05/14 - 02:00 AM
Silversun Pickups will release a new greatest hits album called The Singles Collection on February 25th. You can also find the group's new song entitled "Cannibal" in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Kissing Families
02) Lazy Eye
03) Well Thought Out Twinkles
04) Little Lover's So Polite
05) Panic Switch
06) Substitution
07) The Royal We
08) Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
09) The Pit
10) Dots And Dashes (Enough Already)
11) Cannibal

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/04/14 - 02:25 PM
Pixies have released EP-2 which you can purchase and download on their site. Head to the replies to check out the band's video for "Blue Eyed Hexe."

Track Listing
01) Blue-Eyed Hexe
02) Magdalena
03) Greens and Blues
04) Snakes
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/04/14 - 02:19 PM
There's an Emarosa demo called "Supercow" that has hit the web from when Tillian Pearson was rumored to be the new frontman. Head to the replies to check it out.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/04/14 - 02:12 PM
Mansions' Dig Up the Dead and Doom Loop now available on cassette. Dig Up the Dead has the album versions of all songs on side A and acoustic versions on side B.

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Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:45 PM
John Mayer has posted a blog looking back on 2013, and what he has in store for 2014.
This year I resolve to create more; write more songs, book more studio sessions with musicians I donít have a master plan for the purpose of, take more photos, take more chances. For the past several years Iíve seen expression as a vulnerability, and certainly for some of that time it was necessary, but itís not anymore. I want to use at least half the time I used to spend debating whether itís worth doing actually DOING IT. If youíre an artist, and you want to do it, and that ďitĒ exists inside your art, DO IT. An artist should be able to make it now and let the audience tell them what it was or...
Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:43 PM
Hellogoodbye's Everything is Debatable is available for $10.50 on their webstore if you use the promo code "2014."
Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:40 PM
A video of Jimmy Eat World performing "Night Drive" for the first time ever can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:39 PM
Balance and Composure have released a stripped down version of "Tiny Raindrop" -- which you can hear in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:37 PM
Steve Klein (ex-New Found Glory) is selling some guitars.

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Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:36 PM
Fall Out Boy's "My Songs..." was certified 3x platinum on December 5th. Congratulations to the band. Save Rock And Roll has also gone past 500k sold and looks like it's approaching platinum.

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Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:35 PM
Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers has passed away.

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Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:32 PM
Children 18:3 have launched a Kickstarter to fund their final album.

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Jason Tate on 01/04/14 - 01:31 PM
Here is Shining Through's interview.
Zac Djamoos on 01/03/14 - 09:47 PM
Amber Pacific has launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund their fourth studio LP, and first with original vocalist Matt Young since 2007's Truth In Sincerity. The band has set a goal of $20,000. Spell confusion with a K.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/03/14 - 08:46 PM
Billboard reported year-end SoundScan numbers today, revealing that Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience led the way in 2013 with 2.43 million units sold. The 20/20 Experience is the worst-selling top-selling album in a year since SoundScan began recording data, while 2012's top-selling album (Adele's 21) moved 4.41 million units (not to mention a year-high 5.82 million in 2011 as well). Vinyl record sales continued a trend of improving by double-digit percentage points year-over-year since Record Store Day was invented, with 6.1 million vinyl LPs sold (33% more than 4.55 million in 2012). Robin Thicke took top single honors with "Blurred Lines" garnering 6.5 million downloads in a...
Thomas Nassiff on 01/03/14 - 06:06 PM
Elder Brother (featuring members from The Story So Far and Daybreaker) will release its debut album, Heavy Head, on March 11th via Pure Noise Records. You can listen to a new song titled "Throw Me To The Wolves" in the replies as well as pre-order the album.
Drew Beringer on 01/03/14 - 05:03 PM
Set It Off will be in the studio this year, recording the follow up to 2012's Cinematics, with John Feldmann. Video announcement in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/03/14 - 01:20 PM
Frank Turner's episode of "Celebrity Mastermind" is now up on BBC's iPlayer.
Jason Tate on 01/03/14 - 01:19 PM
Fun.'s Austin City Limits session will air on January 18th.

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Jason Tate on 01/03/14 - 01:17 PM
Sparrow Sleeps just posted their album of Taking Back Sunday lullabies titled Quieter Now on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 01/03/14 - 01:14 PM
Morrissey has answered a fan Q&A and says he's about halfway through writing a novel as well as his next album.
Jason Tate on 01/03/14 - 01:05 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 01/03/14 - 11:00 AM
Rick Ross is suing the now-on-hiatus icons of LMFAO for copyright infringement. Guess they forgot that God forgives, but Mr. Ross don't.
Blake Solomon on 01/03/14 - 09:58 AM
Andy Hull, Robert McDowell (as Gobotron) and Chris Freeman (as Alaska) have all released solo tracks on the upcoming charity album Fadeaway Records 10: Friends. Proceeds will benefit cancer research, and the album drops February 25th. You can learn more and hear the three tracks right here.
Blake Solomon on 01/03/14 - 09:49 AM
This week's installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies.
Andy Biddulph on 01/03/14 - 05:26 AM
According to The Source, Pusha T has begun a 20 day recording session with production duo The Neptunes to begin recording his sophomore album King Push.
Jake Jenkins on 01/02/14 - 08:08 PM
Fenix TX's resolution is to release a new album this year.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 08:05 PM
Today's two interviews come from Animus and Phoenix Calling and can be found here and here, respectively.
Zac Djamoos on 01/02/14 - 07:45 PM
A cool new podcast has shown up called "Song Exploder." In each new episode the guest goes over exactly what went into building and breaking down one of their songs. The first episode is with Jimmy Tamborello as he breaks down The Postal Service's "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight." You can download it here.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 05:38 PM
Original pressings of Manchester Orchestra's Mean Everything to Nothing and I'm Like a Virgin... are back in stock.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 05:34 PM
Tides Of Man have posted a 9-minute teaser video with clips from their new album, Young and Courageous - check it out in the replies. We're premiering a new song from the record in the coming weeks.
Jack Appleby on 01/02/14 - 04:42 PM
Neon Trees are hinting that "things are about to get weird."
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 02:10 PM
A group of hackers have announced that a new Kanye West-themed cryptocurrency called Coinye West will launch on January 11th.
The effort may be nothing more than an elaborate joke, but launching a cryptocurrency is actually relatively easy since the Bitcoin source code is public. Many serious and half-serious clones have launched, but Coinye and the meme-cenric Dogecoin are getting a lot more attention than Litecoin, Namecoin, and other virtual currencies that attempt to improve upon Bitcoin.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 01:35 PM
A recent interview between Conor Oberst and Oscar Isaac reveals that Conor had auditioned for the role of Llewyn Davis in the recently released film Inside Llewyn Davis.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 01:25 PM
Hope everyone had a great holiday and is starting off 2014 on the right foot. Pretty sure I've already broken most of my resolutions. The "holiday theme" has been retired for another year, I know, sad day. Anyway, we will be releasing a whole bunch of staff and band/label "best of 2013" lists early next week when everyone's champagne and egg-nog hangovers are subsiding and the rest of the music industry starts coming out of hibernation as well.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 01:20 PM
Travie McCoy will release a new solo album this year.
"Anyone knows from the past, from Gym Class Heroes or (2010ís) ĎLazarus,í that Iíve always given zero F about catering to one genre or one particular audience," McCoy tells Billboard. "Iím influenced by so many different types of music, and this record is no different. Itís kind of me still putting my foot in different waters and trying different things. Itís never really been, like, a conscious decision to be different or, like, color outside the lines. Itís just what I do."
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 01:17 PM
Jason Lancaster has released a demo of a song called "Change" from his upcoming solo album. It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 01:03 PM
Sledding With Tigers have signed to Antique Records. A new song can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 01:01 PM
Lorde has opened up about a variety of topics in a new New York Times interview.
People like to paint me in a certain way, but Iím a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked. For me personally, I just donít think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better. Itís not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies ó I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way. It just hasnít felt necessary for me.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 12:58 PM
Artist vs Poet have posted a new song on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 12:56 PM
Foster The People have posted a new teaser on their website.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 12:55 PM
Mike Herrera has launched his new solo website.
Jason Tate on 01/02/14 - 12:54 PM
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