Rebecca Black has finally released the highly anticipated follow up to "Friday." Check out the video for her new single, "Saturday" featuring Dave Days in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on 12/09/13 - 06:18 AM
Hit the replies to listen to "Confident," the latest installment in Justin Bieber's #MusicMondays series, which more importantly features a guest spot from Chance the Rapper.

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Chris Collum on 12/09/13 - 12:37 AM
Check the replies to watch Young the Giant's video for "Crystallized."
Jason Tate on 12/09/13 - 12:06 AM
Brand New played a "greatest hits" set tonight at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, or as Jesse put it: "a bunch of songs we know how to play." Staff writer Jack Appleby was at the show and will have a write-up tomorrow. In the mean time, hit the replies to check out a few photos and the setlist, as well as to commiserate with uninhibited jealousy.
Jason Tate on 12/08/13 - 10:11 PM
City Lights has released a music video for "See You At The Top." You can view it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/08/13 - 08:50 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 12/08/13 - 08:47 PM
Banquet Records were recently asked about a Brand New Deja Entendu re-press on Twitter. The response? "Not for a few months." Take that as you will.

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Jason Tate on 12/08/13 - 08:03 PM
Track listing and times for the new Issues' album can be seen on Twitter.

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Jason Tate on 12/08/13 - 08:01 PM
Every Time I Die played a new song at The Roxy called "Thirst" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/08/13 - 07:58 PM
A teaser from Gob is in the replies -- it looks like their new album will be titled Apt 13 and out next year.
Jason Tate on 12/08/13 - 07:41 PM
The Saddest Landscape were in an accident last night after a tire on their van exploded on the highway. The vehicle is totaled, but everyone is okay. They're not sure if they'll be able to continue their tour yet. Feel free to pick up some merch to support them.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/13 - 10:36 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 12/08/13 - 09:58 AM
Spartan Records have released a free sampler entitled The Sound We're Making. The release features Schematic, Daisyhead and more.
Andy Biddulph on 12/08/13 - 07:46 AM
Head to the replies to see this week's UK Music Round-Up.
Andy Biddulph on 12/08/13 - 07:34 AM
The Fender Stratocaster that Bob Dylan played at his famous 1965 Newport Folk Festival performance -- widely hailed as the first time he "went electric," forever changing the face of folk music -- has sold at auction for $965,000, the highest price ever paid for a guitar in an auction.
Chris Collum on 12/08/13 - 12:31 AM
I've been broken. I've been fixed.
Jason TateRead my blog?
Blake SolomonBeen listening to a fun pop-punk band called Neck Deep lately. Check out their EP from last year, Rain In July. Lots of fun and lots of noise.
Chris CollumI've been listening to some of my favorite artists that recently announced new upcoming releases: Burial, Drive-By Truckers and The Men.
Kelly DohertyI've been reviewing the year and listening to some of the best records. Mainly, this week, I've been delving into the somewhat emo side of things with Foxing's The Albatross, Julia Brown's to be close to you and Our Sunday Affairs' Cave.
Ryan DennehyIf you're anything like me, you're studying for finals and looking for...
Blake Solomon on 12/07/13 - 11:57 PM
New Found Glory's lyric video for "Nothing for Christmas" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/07/13 - 06:37 PM
Buddy from Senses Fail has posted a message about Nelson Mandela.
In response to some of the post regarding Nelson Mandela, I felt the need to write this. I am fully aware of all the facets that made this man who he was. In each of us there are qualities of both light and dark, negative and positive. At the end of our lives it is the total sum of both that make our legacy and create our karma. Intentions, right intention, play a large part in making our karmic experience. When looking at history, when judging human existence it is important to take the whole package and considered all of the parts. It is very easy to call him a terrorist, it is even easier to call him a hero, it is...
Jason Tate on 12/07/13 - 02:31 PM
I always thought the Epitaph Christmas party would be awesome to attend ... but now that Ronnie Radke wants to have a "face to face" with Oli Sykes? Tickets to that would sell out faster than a Brand New show. I think both guys should have to wear different colored Christmas sweaters at this and make it a modern West Side Story.
Jason Tate on 12/07/13 - 12:46 PM
Happy 64th birthday to the one and only Tom Waits.
Chris Collum on 12/07/13 - 09:35 AM
Apparently at tonight's The Story So Far show in Houston tonight, a female fan jumped on stage and kissed Parker Cannon. That's not cool at all - that's actually what we call sexual assault. Let's respect the stage and respect the artists, please.
Drew Beringer on 12/06/13 - 11:59 PM
Hayley Williams has posted a great blog on the double standard of being a female in a band and the assumption that therefore all the members are or should be dating.
Reblogging because I noticed a lot of people posting pics of Taylor and I from Q102ís Jingle Ball. They were captioning the photos with things like ďOMG TAYLEY MAKE THE PERFECT COUPLE OH MY FEELS THEY SHOULD JUST START DATING ALREADY OMG HAYLORĒ. 1st of all, itís absurd. 2nd, itís disrespectful. One gossip site even mentioned that they know Iím in a very serious relationshipÖ but then went on to talk about how Taylor and I should just totally go out. Ugh. Get me out of here!

For some reason people still canít seem to...
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 11:22 PM
Jezebel pulls out virtually every reason why I won't buy a Mars Hill record. Next time someone asks -- this is why. Sorry Dustin.
First, masturbation can be a form of homosexuality because it is a sexual act that does not involve a woman. If a man were to masturbate while engaged in other forms of sexual intimacy with his wife then he would not be doing so in a homosexual way. However, any man who does so without his wife in the room is bordering on homosexuality activity, particularly if he's watching himself in a mirror and being turned on by his own male body. [...]

A husband should be the firm and responsible head of his household, the leader of a "little flock called home and...
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 09:35 PM
The complete list of all the nominations for next month's 56th Annual Grammy Awards has been announced. Justin Timberlake was snubbed all night, but Kendrick Lamar was a big winner. I found myself somewhere above average, correctly predicting 12 of the 20 nominees.
Drew Beringer on 12/06/13 - 09:06 PM
St. Vincent is revealing some sort of artwork piece-by-piece. Could it be the art for her upcoming 2014 release?
Drew Beringer on 12/06/13 - 06:58 PM
Edit: The chat is over. Thanks to Andrew for partying with us!

The great Andrew W.K. will be chatting in this thread tonight at at 8pm EST/5pm EST. He'll also be giving away tickets to every date of his upcoming tour! When it's time to chat, we will chat hard.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/06/13 - 05:30 PM
The one-hour "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live -- Countdown to Musicís Biggest Night,Ē will announce nominees in several categories and feature performances from Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Lorde, Katy Perry, and others. It will air at 10 PM EST on the East Coast (and 10 PM PST for the West Coast) on CBS. What are you predictions? You can find my predictions for the major four categories in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 12/06/13 - 05:01 PM
The Holy Mess started recording its follow-up to Cande Ru Las Degas today. It will be produced by Trevor Reilly and Mike Supina from A Wilhelm Scream.
Deborah Remus on 12/06/13 - 04:23 PM
Always Alone, the new 7" from Morning Glory and Off With Their Heads, can be streamed over at Noisey and purchased on the tour that kicks off on Sunday.
Deborah Remus on 12/06/13 - 04:19 PM
This week on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast we have special guest Toby from Emery. We talk about the band's venture into crowd-funding, starting a new record label, and a variety of other topics. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 03:38 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 12/06/13 - 01:53 PM
A friendly reminder that our Schematic (Dave Elkins of Mae) contest ends today. We've teamed up with Spartan Records to give away three copies of the band's album, Color (n.) Inside The Lines, on limited edition double vinyl. There will be one winner for each variant - all you have to do is enter to win. Good luck!
Ryan Gardner on 12/06/13 - 01:43 PM
Head to the replies to see HRVRD's Audiotree session.
Christian Wagner on 12/06/13 - 01:28 PM
Paramore announced that comedian Doug Benson will be joining them on "Parahoy."

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Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 01:13 PM
Yesterday we brought you Reggie and the Full Effect covering He is Legend. Another one of James Dewees' perks for his Kickstarter was to play on a fan's demo/recordings. James ended up playing on an AP.net user's entire album, and as explained by the fan, "it's one of those things I had dreamed about as teenager when I first started writing music." The resulting album is up on Bandcamp in its entirety.

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Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 12:31 PM
Anthony Green's Audiotree session is now up.

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Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 12:22 PM
Zao has begun recording their new album.

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Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 12:06 PM
Underoath is selling some gear on eBay.
Christian Wagner on 12/06/13 - 12:02 PM
Brand New are collecting canned food at their December shows.
Thereís a bit of trite talk that gets thrown around this time of year about all kinds of good will and merry making and joy, but there isnít anything trite about the fact that there are hundreds of thousands of people in this country who donít have enough to eat. We are pleased and proud to be partnering with food banks in each of the cities weíre playing this month, and we urge you to bring 2 cans of non perishable food items when you come hear our songs. It is a small gesture that goes a long way.

When you donate at the show you will receive a raffle ticket to win some memorabilia, but please consider donating not for...
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 12:01 PM
Fall Out Boy have posted some videos from their one-off at Islington Academy in London last month. Videos in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 11:58 AM
Kevin Devine covered "Hannah Hunt" by Vampire Weekend on Facebook.
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 11:56 AM
You can stream City Lights' new record The Way Things Should Be.
Christian Wagner on 12/06/13 - 11:56 AM
I Am The Avalanche have finished their next full-length.
We are really looking forward to our holiday shows coming up later this month in CT, Rhode Island and Long Island. Mike and Kellen will make their return to the stage and will be playing their final shows with I Am The Avalanche. These 3 shows will be beautiful occasions and a celebration of our friendship. Be sure to get your tickets if you haven't already, since these will truly be shows to remember.

Our new full-length record is now completely finished and news about our album, our touring plans (home and abroad), and new members joining us will roll out shortly. Cheers!
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 11:54 AM
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