Spotify for Artists is an effort to engage artists and calm fears that streaming services are bad for musicians (fears personified by high-profile names like Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke). The biggest news is a real-time analytics dashboard that tracks how often an artist's music is being listened to and which songs are most popular. In addition to these basic metrics, the dashboard also offers up demographical insights, letting artists check up on their fans' age, gender, and location. It's like Google...
Kevin Geyer (The Story So Far) and Dan Rose (Daybreaker) have officially announced their new project Elder Brother. Their debut record was recorded at The Panda Studios with Sam Pura in August. While the project is officially just Kevin and Dan, Matthew and Charles Vincent of The American Scene lent a hand recording the album on bass and drums respectively. Elder Brother's debut record will be released in early Spring 2014 on Pure Noise Records. The band's first shows will be with Misser in January 2014. Dates are in the replies.
This “you saved my life”, “you’re my hero” and “you’re my voice” thing has become an unbearable burden and a downright eye roller. NO. I did not save your life. NO.. band X, Y or Z did not save your life. IF in fact you were on the brink of any self harming action… it was YOU who pulled yourself from the ledge. You saved your life, You are the hero. Why are people not willing to take credit for their own actions? Thats right… because thats what fans think bands want to hear. I’m not taking ANYTHING away from people who do self harm or have a hard time...
Drive-By Truckerswill releaseEnglish Oceans, their follow-up to 2011's Go-Go Boots on March 4th via ATO Records. It will be the band's first album to split the songwriting duties more or less evenly between frontmen Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley. Hit the replies for the track listing and what is probably the album art.
We Are The In Crowd will release Weird Kids on February 18 via Hopeless Records. A new song titled "The Best Thing (That Never Happened)" is streaming on Spotify. The album was produced by John Feldmann. Artwork is in the replies.
1. Long Live The Kids
2. The Best Thing (That Never Happened)
4. Come Back Home
6. Dreaming Out Loud
7. Remember (To Forget You)
8. Don’t Worry
9. Windows In Heaven
Watch Novelette's new video for "Younger Hands" in the replies. This band is Cara Salimando's new project. The track comes from the band's debut album, Everything is Happening Now, which is now available.
The holidays are just around the corner! To continue to get in the spirit, we are premiering The Orphan, The Poet's version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Check it out in the replies. The band is currently finishing out the year on the "Tis The Season" tour with Conditions and Lions Lions - dates for that are below, as well. Happy holidays!
A middle schooler from North Carolina sent A$AP Rocky a nice letter for a school project. The spelling might not be great, but the sentiment surely makes up for it. Check out the letter in the replies.
We are premiering the official video for Doomtree's stellar “Team The Best Team” this morning. The video features footage from their DVD of the same name released last year (track can be found on No Kings). Starting immediately, Team The Best Team is available for streaming, renting, and downloading via the hip-hop collective's website. In the meantime, check out the video in the replies.
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
Today we take a look at the seminal debut from The Velvet Underground. Whether you know it for its iconic...
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
We sought out a small, local coffee roaster in Fort Collins, sampled coffees from around the world, then roasted, cupped, and re-roasted until we felt it epitomized what we have been singing about for all of these years. Ultra dark, robust, and of course, eccentric. Sourced from a family farm, Finca Candelaria, located in the Candelaria region of Guatemala made famous in 1974 for its expansive underground cave system that spans over 80km. As far as the coffee goes, the high altitude and rich volcanic soil create the environment to grow very dense coffee beans- meaning that they are chocked full of complex flavors but...
Not a whole ton came out in November, but the AP.net staff gave it our best shot at creating a playlist of things we really liked anyway. Have other things we (and everyone) should check out? Hit the replies.
You can stream a new song from The Attack called "Under The Gun." The track comes from their upcoming album, Under The Gun, which will release in 2014. In between their ongoing US tour with The Misfits, the band will being doing a string of US tour dates with The Business. Full dates are in the replies.
We recorded our EP back in April of this year. We experimented and wrote this EP for you guys. We listened to what you guys wanted and we tried our best to give you that in five very different songs. The issue we encountered with this EP was it lacked a promised deadline, sort of like our debut album, which took three years to release. We were supposed to release this EP twice, before two different tours. Once in the middle of the year and another in September. Then the real shit storm hit, our RV died in the middle of the Scream It Like You Mean It tour and our label told us they would no longer release our music. There was...