As bands like The Story So Far and Man Overboard have risen to the top of the pop-punk totem pole, it's becoming harder and harder for bands to gain traction while presenting a straightforward take on the genre. Currently, Real Friends is proving that you don't have to rewrite the rules to make an impact on young music listeners...but today we have a song stream from a band that I think could follow and exceed that mold. Knuckle Puck delivers a melodic, crunchy offering of a sound that we're all familiar with. It took me a few listens of their new EP, The Weight That You Buried, which drops September 3, to see past the first few layers of their sound. But I think fans of the genre can...
Remember Therefore I Am? That band just did it for me - perfectly-crafted post-hardcore with huge melodies and quality harmonies. That's what I love about City Of Ghosts - the Milwaukee boys deliver that straightforward brand of post-hardcore with raw, yet massive vocals. We've got "Borrowed Wings," the debut single from their upcoming EP, The Calm In The Current - it's all kinds of awesome. Enjoy the jam in the replies and grab the EP from Easy Killer Records in the coming months. Fans of Thrice's Artist In The Ambulance and Crisis-era Alexisonfire should dig this.
Look Mexico have rejoinedTiny Engines and is planning on releasing a new LP in 2014. It is also the 10 year anniversary of the band and to celebrate, they have put their entire discography up for name-your-price download for one week only on Bandcamp.
Dates for Heartsounds' upcoming East Coast tour can be found in the replies. Additionally, the band has confirmed that it's third full-length record will be released on October 15th through Creator-Destructor Records.
We couldn't be more excited to premiere a brand new Pentimento song today. Inside The Sea is the band's new EP set for release on Oct. 22nd on Paper + Plastick Records and this is my favorite EP of the year. Fans of Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want To Be will enjoy this release and the only downside is that it's 4 songs. Listen to "Any Minute Now" in the replies and you can also pre-order the EP now.
ręg łífē is a new project from arrange's Malcom Lacey and Chris Sikofillos. The sample-heavy, sleepy R&B that the pair have produced from opposite coasts so far can be downloaded for free or streamed in the replies.
Head to HungerTV to listen to the first (and self-titled) track from the forthcoming album by The 1975. The album is also Zane Lowe's "Album Of The Week" this week so he will be premiering more new tracks, starting tonight on BBC Radio 1. Check the replies for lyrics from what looks like the record's inlay booklet too.
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.
Long time AP.net user, ghsNICK!, has launched a Kickstarter for a "minimalist wallet" -- we're big on community, so we felt like helping out and dropping a link to his page for him. Plus, he sent us one to check out, which I am pretty sure was just a bribe so I'd remove some old infraction points. Anyway, I spent the day playing with it and all in all I think it's a pretty interesting concept. I like the idea of a small and minimal wallet for the few things I do carry with me on a daily basis (can we move these all to my phone yet?). Given that I only really need my ID, a few credit cards, and maybe an insurance card ... it really does lighten the load of what I carry around in my...
You can watch a video of Kevin Devine playing an acoustic version of "I Don't Care About Your Band." The song is off his upcoming album Bubblegum, which hits stores on October 15th along with Bulldozer.
Nine Inch Nails new record, Hesitation Marks, will be in stores next week, September 3rd. To prep fans for the release, the band has released a short video teaser of the artwork and packaging while a clip of album opener, "The Eater of Dreams," plays in the background. You can watch it in the replies.