The downside of it though, is that it sort of marginalizes what you do, because thereís not the credibility of being on a label, or the push that a label gives you to help you breakthrough to press and blogs. So you kind of get lumped in with the unwashed masses of bedroom bands and high school garage bands, which is fine: thereís a lot of amazing music being made these days in bedrooms and by teenagers in garages. But in terms of trying to gain any sort of broad exposure for your band, especially when your band is just a bunch of late-20s/early-30s beardos, not having a label to hang your hat on makes it...
UK emo band Moose Blood have released a new, two-song single, Boston/Orlando, on iTunes via Venn Records (Gallows). I recommend checking it out. To accompany the release, a limited edition shirt is available here.
Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) have announced that they will be touring this summer. You can check out the tour poster with dates in the replies, as well as a new song called "Get It." They have also announced that they will be releasing a self-titled album for free through Fool's Gold in June.
Metallica's 3D film, Metallica Through the Never, will be playing in IMAX theaters on September 27th, followed by an expanded release on October 4th.
The film marries groundbreaking footage and editing techniques with a compelling narrative, in which a band crew member (played by Dane DeHaan) is sent out on a mission during Metallica's roaring live set in front of a sold-out arena. While on this mission, he unexpectedly has his life turned completely upside down.
Last night, instead of going to the concert with three of her best friends, she was recovering with her mother at Boston Medical Center. But she got a special surprise yesterday when members of two of the bands on the bill ó Mayday Parade and All Time Low ó dropped in to visit her in the hospital.
Soundsupply has released their latest 'drop' - only this time it's miniature! Let me explain. Mini Drops are 5 albums, sold for just a week at $10. They're highly curated around a specific theme or genre. Today is the last of the Mini-Drops, and the fourth and final drop is focused around some of their favorite indie hip-hop albums. Check out the line up below.
1) Astronautalis - This Is Our Science
2) Mike Mictlan - Snaxxxx
3) Skewby - More or Less
4) Kid Static- I Gleam
5) Mike Schpitz & Slot-A - Have You Seen My Stapler?
Share & Score Bonus: Messiah Brown Productions - Leogane Episant
I didnít want to really mention this or draw a lot of attention to it because itís really just not a big deal, but so many of you are asking since he posted on twitter yesterday. Christian is no longer playing in Candy Hearts. We want to assure you that the three of us (Kris, Matt and I) believe this is the best possible move for our band. We are more excited than ever to make a new record, tour and keep getting our music out there to you guys - because you mean the most us.
PropertyOfZack's recent discussion is about the best cover songs from bands in our community. They list some pretty great ones and you can check out the list and an Rdio playlist with the tracks here, and hit the replies to discuss your favorite covers.
Itís over. We are sorry to bring you this unfortunate news but the 2013 edition of the Sound and Fury festival is cancelled. We apologize to everyone from the bottom of our hearts for having to do this, but it was unavoidable. In order to quell speculation, you will hear the absolute truth from us. Due to unforeseen circumstances and the massive financial risk it takes to run a festival, we have to cancel this year. We are just two people, running a festival that brings in over 60 bands and 1,800 kids to Santa Barbara every year. The amount of logistics and headaches this encompasses one can only imagine, needless to say from March to July our...
Well, it's the start of the new week and if you're visiting this website on a mobile device right now ... you've probably noticed that we've got a brand new mobile site. This is the culmination of countless hours of work and testing and dedication from all the AP.net staff and quite a few active beta testers -- we're pretty proud of how it came out. To celebrate, we're throwing a contest ... and all of those details can be found below. But first, I want to highlight a few things about the new mobile site and also open this thread (as well as this one in the general forum) to any questions or comments you may have. Our website is ever evolving, and it's from feedback from you, the user,...
Michael Kennedy, drummer for The Wonder Years, is doing his first-ever 5K run for charity in Montgomery County, PA. "The Exercise Doesn't Suck 5K" will take place on June 2, and participation in the event is limited to only 30 people. Send an email if you're interested in participating. Kennedy said in a detailed statement, which you can read fully in the replies, that this is a test-run for hopefully bigger charity events in the future.
Here's some news to brighten your Monday: there's a new Kanye West album finished. According to Consequence of Sound, a NYC radio DJ recently spilled the beans about the record, saying Def Jam recently held a listening party for the record and it's "dark." Stay tuned.
We're premiering the new video from Oklahoma's Tiger Lily. "Sinking" is a track that represents the best of the new pop-punk genre that has emerged recently. Head to the replies to watch the video. In addition, catch Tiger Lily on tour with Family Thief from May 27th to June 6th.
Today we're premiering the second installment of our video sessions with Chicago's Valaska. The Windy City act first caught the attention of Aaron Marsh of Copeland and Marsh produced Valaska's latest record Natural Habitat. Watch the video for the title track in the replies.
Today we are excited to bring you the first taste of what Dear You have been working on for their upcoming sophomore EP, Faith, Fear, and Hope. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear "Black and White," their new single. The single drops tomorrow and the EP comes out on September 17th. If you're a fan of fast-paced pop-punk, don't sleep on this one.
To me, The Gaslight Anthem just sounds like American rock music should. Listening to their records makes me wonder what it must have been like growing up in the 70s or 80s, and I canít help but feel like this is the type of music my dad and his friends grew up listening to. Gaslight represent the new face of rock and roll music, and each member delivers exactly this on stage. Seeing the band live made me realize exactly why we all their songs so much Ė simpler, older times brought to life today. As one of the defining rock bands of our generation,...
The Skate and Surf Festival has moved from Plaza Green at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Attendees will have access to the theme park with their admission tickets. Also, we can confirm today that Mayday Parade will play the festival as "Bob's Special Guest." Press release is in the replies. Single-day and two-day passes are still available as well.
With May on its way this week, it's time for me to list my five most anticipated records releasing this month. It's time to pack up the parkas and bring out the tanks and shorts as it's finally the season to roll down the windows and blast your favorite tunes as loudly as possible. Join in the discussion in the replies with the albums you're most anticipating in the month of May.