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 July. You can check that out in the replies and make sure you didn't miss anything great.
Former The Downtown Fiction drummer and current From Indian Lakes manager, Eric Jones, wrote a blog about signing a record deal, what it means for bands, the misconceptions behind it, and advice for young bands - check it out here.
I think a big misconception amongst young bands is that signing to a label is the end-all be-all. That it is the pinnacle of your career. But here’s the truth: at best, it’s a platform to build off of. I wish someone would’ve told that to me when I had first signed. I hate to say it, but I got a little lazy. The entire band did. We waited for the label to make us rich and famous, as if the label could churn out the hits, put a few 0’s in our bank accounts,...
Head to the replies to watch the trailer for When Comedy Went To School, a documentary highlighting the resorts of the Catskills mountains and the unlikely role they played in the birth of stand-up comedy. More info on the film can be found here.
In a recent interview with NME, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner spoke of the part Louis CK's stand-up model has played on the band's new album AM. You can check the article out here, in which Turner also explains who George Carlin is.
From Indian Lakes have signed to Triple Crown Records. The band will begin recording their label debut in early 2014. The label also announced there will be a vinyl re-issue of Able Bodies in October.
“We are excited to announce that we have signed to Triple Crown Records. We have always been a DIY kind of band and that isn't changing now. Releasing Able Bodies on our own was incredible, but there were some things that we felt could have been better for our fans, and partnering with Triple Crown is going to make the next release even more special. They are also a label that supports artistic freedom, which is what's most important to us and hopefully everyone who supports us. Looking...
You can stream The Dangerous Summer's new album, Golden Record, in its entirety over at Rock Sound. It also includes a track-by-track commentary from vocalist/bassist AJ Perdomo. The album is in stores August 6th and you can read my review of the record here.
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, August 1st at Noon EDT, Overcast Kids will have access to purchase a specially priced and limited Meet & Greet Ticketless Bundle. These bundles are available for each date of the Save Rock and Roll Fall Arena Tour 2013 and they will only be available via the Fall Out Boy packages page. These packages will be available exclusively to OCK through Monday, August 5th at Noon EDT when, pending sellout, they will open to...
Complete Control Radio is celebrating the life of Tony Sly on the one year anniversary of his passing. Hosted by Joe Sib (SideOneDummy Records), the entire two hour show will be centered around Tony and his solo work, as well as his work with No Use For A Name. There will be many guests and premieres. Tune in this Sunday at 10 PM PST to 98.7FM in Los Angeles (also available via iHeartRadio). More info is in the replies.
HEARTSOUNDS have posted the second in a short series of studio video updates in anticipation of their third full-length LP, set to be released in October, 2013 on Creator-Destructor Records. The latest offering will be the follow-up to 2011's Drifter, which was released via Epitaph Records. You can watch the video in the replies which contains clips of new music.
Miss May I will enter the studio on August 14th with producer Terry Date to begin working on their fourth studio album. It's due out in Spring 2014 via Rise Records.
Miss May I has been a wild ride for all of us since the beginning. From starting out in a basement in a small Ohio town, listening to our favorite bands, and just trying to play shows, all the way up to now, about to record our fourth full length album. As a long time fan, I am ecstatic to announce that we will be working with Terry Date on our next record. Growing up jamming Deftones, White Zombie, and Pantera, it's a dream come true to be working with the man who helped capture some of their greatest work. As if that...
Our pals over at Light & Noise recently took a lot of live footage at the most recent Bridge 9 showcase. Today, they released video from that showcase featuring Loma Prieta tearing up the place. Check it out in the replies.
Nathan Hussey has had some damn good years. As vocalist/guitarist/songwriter of All Get Out, Hussey and friends played their way to the top of our Best in '11 lists with their stellar full-length, The Season, then hit the road with La Dispute, Anberlin, Transit, and more. Today we're pleased to bring you an exclusive album stream of Nathan's first solo release, Ground Me - listen to the full record in the replies & grab it online August 6. Recommended for fans of Kevin Devine, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Owen.
You've never heard of The Malones, and that's okay. Neither have I, and neither has anyone else. The fine folks at Quiet Country Audio decided to do a session with them and this is undoubtedly my favorite session to date. This band is brand new, but you'll be hearing big things from them soon. If you like The Strokes, you need to check this out now. Watch the videos in the replies and you can purchase the audio here.
If you listened to mainstream radio in the 1990s, then you probably remember Fastball. The Texas trio got themselves onto the map with 1998's All the Pain Money Can Buy, which sold over a million copies and spawned time-capsule singles like "The Way," "Out of My Head," and "Fire Escape." The band has taken it easy in recent years - their last record, titled Little White Lies, came out 2009 - but they're back this summer with a new independent single and video. The song is called "Love Comes in Waves," and it's a nostalgic slice of power pop that recalls the band's debut album, 1996's Make Your Mama Proud.
Selena Gomez knocks Jay Z off the top spot as her debut record, Stars Dance, lands at #1 with 96,000 copies sold. Meanwhile, Jay's Magna Carta... Holy Grail falls to #2 with 77,000 sold, and at #3 is the soundtrack to Disney movie, Teen Beach, and that moved 57,000 units. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in the past chart week totaled 4.68 million units, down 1% compared to last week, and down 4% compared to the comparable week's sales in 2012. Year-to-date sales are currently at 161.2 million, and that's down 6% compared to the total at this point last year (172.1 million).