Today we're premiering a new track called "Easy Enough" from State Champs' upcoming LP The Finer Things. Set for release on October 8th on Pure Noise, there has been a tremendous buzz around the band. Listen to the track in the replies and the LP is available for pre-order.
CHVRCHES (part of this year's Absolute 100) released one of my favorite albums of the year earlier this week and that got me to go "like" them on Facebook. This led me to seeing a note the band just posted asking people to stop sending them disgusting and sexist messages on their Facebook page. It disturbs me that anyone would have to ask people, who are apparently using their real names if they're on Facebook, to not act like complete morons. End rant: pick up the album (or stream it on Rdio). It's damn good.
Saves the Day earned its second highest charting record, with Saves The Daylanding at #56. The band's previous second best was 2006's Sound the Alarm, which debuted and peaked at #67. 2003's In Reverie is Saves The Day's highest charting record, as it debuted and peaked at #27.
If you're a fan of heavy music, say hello to one of your new favorite bands. Pray for Teeth's full-length debut, From the Dry Edge of the Shore, will be released on October 1 via Mayfly Records. You can hear the first track, "Confluence," in the replies. Clocking in at nearly 8 minutes, the song is heavy, brooding and sludgy. Embracing elements of both post-metal and hardcore, Pray for Teeth are like a cross between Isis and Converge.
Incubus founding members Dirk Lance and Jose Pasillas II teamed up with DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) and MC Slimkid3 (formerly Pharcyde MC) to do a “Musical 4-Player Co-Op” song called "Picture Perfect Phantasy" for the new gameRayman Legends: Picture Perfect Phantasy. We've partnered up for an exclusive giveaway to allow you to enter to win quite the prize pack - full details are in the replies.
Fall Out Boyannounced they'd be giving more information about the release of the sessions recorded with Ryan Adams on Monday. But, this is the internet, and once shit hits Walmart or Amazon the cat is kinda out of the bag. The information from the online retailers says there will be a physical two disc edition of Save Rock and Roll (Pax Am Edition) that will contain the newly recorded songs on October 15th. According to another reputable source, I've heard there may be a digital release earlier -- around October 8th.
Brian Medley (ex-Woe is Me) had unveiled his new project, Heartfelt, and has released their debut single "Crossroads", mixed and mastered by Tom Denney (ex-A Day to Remember). A lyric video can be found in the replies.
Sorry about the week off and lack of notice, everyone. The guy that owns my house keeps telling me I have to pay rent or something, so I've been looking into getting another one of these "jobs" (before you say anything, yes, I tried running the old '...but I'm an acclaimed comedy journalist' routine by him; surprisingly ineffective) and unfortunately it got in the way of my AP duties for awhile, but I'm back, baby dolls, and with arguably my biggest guest yet. Director of films such as Wet Hot American Summer & Role Models and one of the main creative forces behind such shows as The State & Childrens Hospital, I sat down yesterday with the fantastic David Wain. So head over to my blog to...
Just a reminder about our ongoing "Share Your #YCMoment" contest. We want you to share with us and the band your best #YCmoment at one of the band's upcoming shows. To do so, take your best Instagram or Vine of the band performing your favorite song or even try to catch Sean mid-backflip. Here are the details and we'll be highlighting our favorite moments thus far on Friday (here's the best of laste week).
Elos Arma's music video for "...Is Enough to Keep You Around" can be seen in the replies. The band's new record, What Got You Here, will be released on October 8th and it was produced by Brighter Brightest's Derek Hoffman.
We will be chatting with Mayday Parade on Oct. 1st at 8 PM EST. Come by and say hello, ask about their new album Monsters In The Closet, their upcoming Glamour Kills Tour, or anything else that's on your mind.
If you're looking for some a new wallpaper picture for your computer, let me recommend the art work for AFI's upcoming album, Burials. The high-resolution art has been added to our gallery. The record will be in stores October 22nd.
It’s kind of hard to see where they’re gonna come out because they still haven’t been mixed, so we haven’t really heard full versions. The stuff with Sapone had a few more electronic elements and the stuff with Marc Hudson was a little bit more rock oriented with more organic kind of songs. So we’re just trying to see how it’s all going to fit together. And we don’t know exactly how many songs are going to make it on the record. We’re just going to try and really make it the most potent record we can. If that’s an eight song record, nine song record, ten song record… I...
Story Of The Year is back and making the most of it - headlining this fall's Scream It Like You Mean It tour and releasing an acoustic version of its breakthrough debut, Page Avenue, on October 8th. The band will be chatting about all that and more this Friday, September 27th, at 5 PM EST here on AP.net. See you then!