The Chariot frontman Josh Scogin has revealed his new project: '68. Listen to a new song in the replies, and grab their debut 7" from Velvet Press.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/16/13 - 10:18 AM
Cold For June released a new single called "No More." You can check it out in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/16/13 - 08:14 AM
Congratulations to The Swellers frontman Nick Diener, who tied the knot yesterday.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/16/13 - 07:03 AM
Beyoncé's new self-titled record sold more than 430k in its first day of release and is projected to sell more than 600k (all digital, of course) and debut at #1 on the Billboard. Remember that the record was released this past Friday, so that's 600k+ in four day span. For comparison, her first day numbers outsold Katy Perry’s Prism (286k in its first week), Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP (258k), Miley Cyrus' Bangerz (270k), and Kanye West's Yeezus (327k), while her total first week will outsell her husband's (Jay Z) first week output with Magna Carta Holy Grail (528k). Basically, holy crap. It'll be interesting to see what her Friday-Thursday total is - I wonder if Beyoncé could have been the...
Drew Beringer on 12/15/13 - 11:33 PM
A music lawyer estimates that Ian Watkins has probably made upwards of £100k ($163,040) since his arrest ... off of publishing royalties. This makes me irrationally angry.
His notoriety and renewed publicity when he is sentenced could even cause a cash generation spike as music sales and internet searches rise. Music lawyer Craig Brookes explained that as the band's lyricist, Watkins will be in line for a big cut of any fees generated. 'The biggest income stream will almost certainly be publishing which, even if radio play has stopped, will still be pretty big,' he told Wales on Sunday.
Jason Tate on 12/15/13 - 10:43 PM
I don't know about you, but it looks like The Ataris' have gone back to their So Long, Astoria lineup.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/15/13 - 04:07 PM
At last night's special RX Bandits' acoustic show at The Art Theater in Long Beach, Matt Embree revealed that the band has decided to regroup officially and that they're over halfway done with a new record. They also plan to continue doing acoustic sets at home once a year.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/15/13 - 04:00 PM
During their show last night, Finch performed a new song called "Back to Oblivion" which you can check out in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 12/15/13 - 03:56 PM
Anberlin is releasing their new music video for "Dead American" tomorrow on Vevo.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/15/13 - 03:53 PM
Chris Farren of Fake Problems is releasing a new cover every Sunday through April 2014. Head to the replies to listen to the first two, Sky Ferreira's "24 Hours" and Modern Baseball's "The Weekend."
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/15/13 - 10:35 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 12/15/13 - 06:34 AM
I'm 10 years old. TV is my life.
Jason TateWrote a lot on my blog this week.
BlakeThe soundtrack to Home Alone is on Spotify, and it's amazing. Also, Michael Buble's holiday album Christmas is a soulful treat.
Alex DiVincenzoA Santa Cause is the best Christmas album ever.
Blake Solomon on 12/15/13 - 12:40 AM
Former Backyard Tire Fire vocalist Edward David Anderson has embarked on a solo career, with a record due this coming April. Head to the replies to hear/see lead single “Tears at Bay.”
Gregory Robson on 12/14/13 - 02:50 PM
Saves the Day had some of their gear stolen last night in Chicago.
Attn Chicago: Some gear was stolen late night last night in Wicker Park out of our Sprinter Van. Huge bummer. Please send us a message if you have any information on a stolen Martin D-28 Acoustic Guitar. More info to come.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/13 - 02:01 PM
Check the replies for a video of A Day to Remember going through their Wikipedia page.
Jason Tate on 12/14/13 - 12:55 PM
Polar Bear Club's Audiotree Session is now live.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/13 - 12:04 PM
New Found Glory have updated their merch store with new and Christmas merch. Many of the items are for pre-order.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/13 - 12:02 PM
Head to the replies to see this week's UK Music Round-Up.
Andy Biddulph on 12/14/13 - 11:33 AM
One of the details that came out during Jack White's divorce is that he makes $62,000 a month. Damn.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/13 - 12:21 AM
Mest's Kickstarter to fund their acoustic record was successful. The band asked for $3,000 and was able to raise $11,332 with the help of 321 backers.

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Jason Tate on 12/14/13 - 12:19 AM
Attila will headline The New Kings Tour with support from I See Stars, Ice Nine Kills, Capture The Crown, and Myka Relocate. The first half of the tour has been announced. More dates to come. You can view the announced dates in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/13 - 10:05 PM
MetalInjection posted an article today that highlighted a blog post from For Today's frontman, Mattie Montgomery, that sort of contains an apology to the LBGT community ... then a lot of talking about marriage within the church. The post has been pulled from Mattie's website; however, some quotes can be read here, and the cached version still exists.
I have never heard a homosexual couple tell me that the reason they are together is because, out of a place of devotion to the Lord in prayer and scripture study, He commanded them to be together. And, until that happens, there really is no discussion to be had. They will receive the same response I would give to a straight couple that is...
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 09:04 PM
Lorde posted an unreleased track, "No Better," on iTunes. The track is a previously unreleased song from the Pure Heroine sessions, it's streaming in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 08:54 PM
Check out The Written Years' interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/13/13 - 07:47 PM
This article from The Hollywood Reporter on the rise of lyric videos is great reading.
And the content can be monetized, thanks to YouTube's ad revenue sharing program. "Revenue for an All Time Low band video with 30 million views is not especially significant," says Harrison ($150,000, according to one expert). "But if you have 1,000 or more pieces of content on your channel, those monthly revenue sums for each video start to really multiply." One source estimates a major label like Warner Bros. Records, whose YouTube channel boasts 1.2 billion views and includes lyric-only and traditional clips by such artists as Green Day and Linkin Park, stands to earn $25 million a year from video...
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 06:36 PM
My Chemical Romance's greatest hits album will also include demos and rarities. The latest annoucement from the band is below.
On March 25, we will be releasing a greatest hits album entitled "May Death Never Stop You." The title is fitting, because as sad as it was to say goodbye to the band, we look at this collection as a celebration of our best songs, and hope the memory of them continues to bring joy to you all as they have for us. The album also includes some previously unreleased material, including the infamous "Attic Demos," and one of the last songs we worked on in the studio together. On January 21, we will be opening pre-orders for the album right here on our site. We hope...
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 06:06 PM
A few minutes into our latest episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast I ask -- "who can I blame for that Transit album?" -- and so begins the discussion with Jesse Cannon (he's probably had something to do with at least one album you like) about production, mastering, mixing, recording, DIY, punk, and how the music scene exists today and might in the future. I really like how this episode came out -- it's more of a back-and-forth discussion with Zack, Jesse, and myself about a variety of topics. You can stream or download it in the replies, and after listening hit me up here or on Twitter if you have thoughts to share about any of the topics.

Want to make sure you never miss an episode?...
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 05:21 PM
Twin Forks covered "Mean" by Taylor Swift, it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 03:27 PM
Bryan and Stephen Laurenson (Copeland, States) have launched their studio site.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/13 - 02:31 PM
The staff are almost done compiling our site-wide list, but we still want label/band/industry people lists! If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record label, what label?). We'll be compiling everything together and post it all around the new year with the official AP.net staff lists as well.

Note: This way of submitting lists is for...
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 02:17 PM
Jump to the replies to hear a clip of what appears to be a new Fireworks song called "Oh, Common Life." Excitement!
Thomas Nassiff on 12/13/13 - 02:12 PM
Set It Off released their video for "This Christmas (I'll Burn It To The Ground)" over at FearNet.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/13 - 01:57 PM
Hit the replies to watch a making of documentary on Balance & Composure's The Things We Think We're Missing.
Ryan Gardner on 12/13/13 - 01:29 PM
The Republic Of Wolves song, "Keep Clean," can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 01:24 PM
Hot Water Music is doing a StageIt tomorrow at 12 PM EST.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/13 - 12:38 PM
The Dead Weather's new single "Open Up (That's Enough)" is up on RollingStone.

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Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 12:09 PM
Happy birthday to Tom DeLonge.

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Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 12:03 PM
Coasta will also be opening for Brand New at the band's upcoming Paramount show.

Update: While the Paramount show-page absolutely said Coasta was playing earlier this morning, I looked, it's now been removed and the band has stated on Twitter that they're not playing.
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 12:02 PM
Amazon has released the best selling albums and songs of all time on the service. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara is this year's best-selling mp3 album, with Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend coming in second. Fun. has the 6th best selling mp3 album of all time on the service, and the third best selling mp3 of all time with "We Are Young" and the tenth with "Some Nights."
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 11:58 AM
You can watch chapters VI-VII of Direct Hit!'s Brainless God Horror Story over at PureVolume.
Deborah Remus on 12/13/13 - 11:35 AM
We've teamed up with Devotion Recording and Exit Sense Media to bring an exclusive video series of Actor|Observer performing at Devotion. Today we are brining you episode one, which can be viewed in the replies or at Live @ Devotion's AP.net profile.
Drew Beringer on 12/13/13 - 11:15 AM
Morning Glory will release War Psalms on February 18th through Fat Wreck Chords.
Deborah Remus on 12/13/13 - 11:12 AM
Knockout Kid and Atlas On Strike are going on tour. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/13 - 11:07 AM
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 12/13/13 - 11:00 AM
Listen to a new Alesana track called "Fatima Rusalka" at Revolver.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/13 - 10:36 AM
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