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Update: The band has confirmed the release.

According to Amazon, Yellowcard will release an acoustic version of Ocean Avenue on July 23rd.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/03/13 - 07:22 AM
Fairweather begin recording their new album today.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/03/13 - 07:17 AM
Gigantour 2013 will feature Megadeth, Black Label Society, Device, Hellyeah, Newsted and Death Division. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/03/13 - 07:09 AM
Stream a new Owen song titled "Blues to Black" on Rolling Stone.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/03/13 - 06:42 AM
Alesana will headline the "You Better Watch Your Mouth, Sunshine!" tour with support from The Color Morale, Upon This Dawning, Lions Lions and Megosh. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/03/13 - 06:39 AM
This week's installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies.
Andy Biddulph on 05/03/13 - 01:03 AM
You can check out a remix of American Me's "Natural Enemy" (by Nato Feelz) in the replies. It will be available for free download on May 5th.
Jake Denning on 05/02/13 - 11:52 PM
Listen to a new Black Flag song titled "Down in the Dirt" in the replies and grab a free download of it here. The band will release a new, 22-song album this summer via SST Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 06:54 PM
Dates for the 2013 "All Stars Tour" featuring Every Time I Die Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror, Stray from the Path, Iwrestledabearonce and more can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 06:17 PM
Watch The Flaming Lips' not-safe-for-work music video for "You Lust" here. The band will be appearing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on May 15th.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 06:13 PM
Alien Ant Farm are streaming a new song called "Let 'Em Know" on MTV.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 06:08 PM
Mandolyn Mae will release Once on June 25th via Easy Killer Records. The artwork can be seen in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 06:05 PM
Jeff Hanneman of Slayer has passed away today. You can read a statement from the band in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/02/13 - 03:35 PM
Check out PureVolume latest Q&A with Frank Turner here.
From a musical point of view, this album is very much a band album and I feel like my working relationship with the Sleeping Souls is in a really, really good place these days. Beyond that, from a lyrical perspective, it's a very personal kind of introspective record. There are various reasons why it worked out that way including events in my life. I never want to repeat myself so I didn't want to write another album about England. There's an almost detached thing about England Keep My Bones and I wanted to get something that was a little more roaring this time around.
Drew Beringer on 05/02/13 - 03:32 PM
Fall Out Boy will have one opener per show on its Save Rock and Roll spring tour. So depending on which show you're attending, you'll either get Hollywood Holt, New Politics, or NK opening. To find out which band is opening what date, check here.
Drew Beringer on 05/02/13 - 03:05 PM
30 Seconds to Mars' new song "Conquistador" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 01:20 PM
Watch the video for Mike Mains & The Branches' new single, "Noises," in the replies. The track comes from their upcoming sophomore record, Calm Down, Everything is Fine, which is slated for a summer release.
Ryan Gardner on 05/02/13 - 01:11 PM
Watch Envoi perform a 4-song acoustic session in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 05/02/13 - 12:55 PM
The Draft (3/4 of Hot Water Music) will be heading out on a short U.S tour this summer. You can check out the dates in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/02/13 - 12:18 PM
You can check out PureVolume's recent interview with Andrew W.K. here.
I do hope—at this point, we’re looking at fall or winter—to have those open months. I need at least three months. The good thing is that I keep writing, whether it’s lyrics or melodies or rhythms or riffs. I do require some unbroken time to record the whole thing. That’s the thing about albums—you have to make them. I’ll release it after I finish making it, I think. I was going to try to put it out before it was recorded, but people advised me that it might not be a smart idea.
Drew Beringer on 05/02/13 - 12:15 PM
You can stream a new This Century song over at Buzznet.
Drew Beringer on 05/02/13 - 12:11 PM
The Saddest Landscape will release a 5-song EP titled Exit Wounded on 12" vinyl and digitally on June 11th via Topshelf Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 11:48 AM
John Mayer will be releasing a new album this summer.
New record this Summer… Not a Born and Raised “plus”… A whole new group of songs to bring the whole thing up to date with Summer 2013. I have that hunger that always precedes something meaningful. See you all soon. And thanks for the warm welcome back to the stage. Getting back on it a little at a time.
Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 11:30 AM
Upcoming boysetsfire album, While A Nation Sleeps, is now available for pre-order at Bridge 9.
Dre Okorley on 05/02/13 - 11:07 AM
Happy birthday to my bald brother in crime, Nick Thompson of Hit The Lights. May the force be with you, or something like that.
Christian Wagner on 05/02/13 - 10:33 AM
A new Stickup Kid song "The Depths of Me" can be heard here.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 10:31 AM
AFI has updated their website with a new video titled "Convergence." It's also in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 10:23 AM
The Civil Wars have announced they'll be releasing a new self titled album "soon."

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 10:19 AM
Fall Out Boy did a video interview with Grammy.com and the band goes into details of the new album, including themes and lyrical content.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/13 - 10:12 AM
Update: The contest is now over. We picked a winner on Twitter. Thanks to everyone who entered.

Hey all! Happy Thursday. We're making it even happier by teaming up with ShopRadioCast to give away a brand-spanking-new copy of blink-182's new Take Off Your Pants and Jacket vinyl. It's a 12" record with three bonus 7"s - a $50 value. Here's how to win: You can enter on Facebook or Twitter. Just either share this Facebook post (and like AP.net and SRC on Facebook) or retweet this tweet (and follow AP.net and SRC on Twitter) and we will pick a winner at random by midnight EST tonight. A photo of the vinyl is in the replies. Good luck! PS: Unfortunately we must limit this to U.S. residents...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/02/13 - 10:11 AM
6131 Records has signed Dads. Their new EP, Pretty Good, will be out this summer.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 10:06 AM
Against Me! bassist Andrew Seward is no longer in the band.
I’ve left AM!. No drama here. I reached a point where I need to focus on other things. Respect to Laura and James. The last 10 years ruled. -Andrew
It’s been an honor and privilege to stand on stage with Andrew for the past 10 years. I am sad to see him go, but I wish nothing but the best for him moving forward. – James
It’s heartbreaking to know that Andrew won’t be standing next to me out on stage the next time I stand upon one. I realize that at this point there’s a possibility that it may look pretty ridiculous to carry on playing under the name Against Me! If I didn’t feel like I had something that I really...
Deborah Remus on 05/02/13 - 10:03 AM
Watch The Wonder Years' new lyric video for "The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves" here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 09:06 AM
You may want to start paying attention to Buffalo, NY's I Can See Mountains now, because their debut album, Life on a Houseboat, is going to be a good one. Head to the replies to watch the band's music video for a new song from the effort, "Glory." The record drops July 2nd via Panic Records. Recommended for fans of Transit, Tigers Jaw, Saves the Day and The Wonder Years.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 08:10 AM
Update 2: Apparently that confirmation has been retracted. Who knows what June 18 will be. - TN

Update: Looks like the album release date has been confirmed by an employee at Def Jam. - Thomas Nassiff

Kanye West has tweeted from his account for the first time in months, saying simply "June Eighteen." It's probably safe to assume that's a release date for his new album that we know is recorded.
Chris Collum on 05/02/13 - 08:08 AM
Wind-Up Records has signed The Griswolds. More info can be found in the replies including the band's first single and tour dates.
Christian Wagner on 05/02/13 - 07:36 AM
Real Friends will release a new EP titled Put Yourself Back Together on June 4th. The artwork can be seen in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/02/13 - 06:38 AM
Fresh off of a tour with Fitz And The Tantrums, LA's Hunter Hunted have been building quite a buzz in the indie scene. With standout track “Keep Together” making the rounds on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and The Real World, the band has performed everywhere from The Conan O’Brien show to SXSW. We're exclusively streaming the Spacebrother remix of "Stay Together," which you can listen to in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/01/13 - 09:19 PM
Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly of Kriss Kross was reportedly found dead of an apparent drug overdose today. He was 34. May he rest in peace.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/01/13 - 07:53 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Runaround. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 05/01/13 - 07:30 PM
April was a pretty insane month for music releases. After conferring with The AP.net staff and editors from PunkNews.org, PropertyofZack, and UndertheGun, we have put together a playlist of all the best music we loved from April. You can check that out in the replies and make sure you didn't miss anything great.
Jason Tate on 05/01/13 - 06:16 PM
You can pre-order Portugal. The Man's new album Evil Friends here. The deluxe packages are discounted until May 4th. The album is in stores June 4th.

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Drew Beringer on 05/01/13 - 05:54 PM
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