We have another crop of 25 exciting news bands to share with you today. We're coming down the stretch of this year's batch of the Absolute 100. Hope you're ready to look through another group of 25 artists we think are going to be worth your time in 2013 and beyond and become your new favorite. Let us know what you think about this week's portion. Check back next week at this time for the final 25.
Emma Ate the Lion will digitally release their full-length debut, Songs Two Count Too, tomorrow. The concept album follows the life and death of a man shaped by the world around him. Jump to the replies to stream it. If you miss the progressive indie rock styling of Forgive Durden, you're going to want to give this a listen.
You can head over to Rock Sound today to stream a fantastic new EP, called Peachtree Battle, from Butch Walker. While you're at it, check out out "Butch Walker Week" coverage, which kicked off today. We're going back and reviewing every studio album Butch has done since the Marvelous 3 days. You can read the introduction and view the first two installments here.
Tyler Oleson, drummer for Modern Life Is War, was arrested on Saturday for allegedly leading Marshalltown, IA, police on a short chase which caused a collision with a squad car. Oleson was initially charged with alluding criminal mischief in the second degree for intentionally slamming on his brakes; aggravated assault for trying to run an officer off the road; and OWI first offense. The investigation is ongoing. The band will not be cancelling or postponing any of its upcoming shows.
The incident began Saturday night when Oleson, who was driving alongside a marked patrol car on Center Street, “basically flipped off the officer,” said Marshalltown police Sgt. Melinda Ruopp. The officer...
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I came across a post from Mark Garza, the co-owner of Funeral Sounds Records and music blog. Mark is a very good friend of mine and, despite being only fifteen years old, he's doing great things for the music scene with Funeral Sounds. Head over to the label's Bandcamp where great records from the likes of nouns, Surgery In An Opera and Charlotte Light and Dark are available as 'name your price' and check out their blog which covers a lot of little emo and post-hardcore bands. Because of his mantra of trying to cover pretty much every submission he gets and because he's just a really nice guy, make sure you support Mark's work if you like either the...
SURPRISE! Bet you didn't see this one coming. Today we've got a brand new song from The Morning Of called "Holden." It's the classic TMO that we have all come to know and love, and the song is inspired by the book "The Catcher in the Rye." Take a listen in the replies and catch them in NYC at The Webster Hall on September 29.
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 August. You can check that out in the replies and make sure you didn't miss anything great.
Brian Bonz (you may know him from Kevin Devine's Goddamn Band) has set up a Kickstarter for his new album.
Misophonia is a project born out of this phase of my life. I'd scored a documentary for PBS about artwork in New York City's subway stations, and much of that material formed the record's blueprint. I experimented with sampling music and found sound, using new programs and abandoning any prior strictures with approaching previous work. Chris Bracco, who produced From Sumi to Japan, returns to collaborate on Misophonia. The Major Crimes continue their trek forward on this one, as well, along with both old and new guest musicians.
PropertyOfZack has posted a new Perspective on how Riot Fest and co-founder Mike Petryshyn went about creating their Chicago lineup. POZ is calling it the "best festival lineup we'll ever see," so you can go ahead and debate that in the replies. Also, tickets are on the Riot website and all of our Riot Fest 2013 coverage is here.
If you're a music fan, then you love the fall - great weather and a plethora of great tour packages to check out. Head to the replies to check out my Top 5 upcoming fall tours. What tours are you excited about? Let us know.