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Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear made an unexpected trip to the hospital for an emergency surgery. He seems to be doing fine now, however.

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Jason Tate on 01/01/13 - 03:54 PM
The Story So Far's new album is now completed.

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Jason Tate on 01/01/13 - 03:37 PM
Head to replies to see the music video for Tiny Moving Parts' "Clouds Above My Head", taken from the upcoming album This Couch Is Long & Full Of Friendship.
Kelly Doherty on 01/01/13 - 11:52 AM
True Blues (ex-Kids Icarus) released the group's debut song, "Fear And Loathing In Connecticut," on Bandcamp. The band will release its debut record, Strangers, for free on January 27th.
Christian Wagner on 01/01/13 - 10:51 AM
Happy New Year! Kick off 2013 by checking out our exclusive premiere of a new Lovelectric jam called "Live Again." Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it. The track comes from their latest EP, An Ovation For Innovation, which is officially available today. Fans of the latest work from Boys Like Girls and Every Avenue should dig this one.
Ryan Gardner on 01/01/13 - 08:14 AM
Yellowbirddd shall be streaming a live show, from his apartment, via stageit.com. It'll be happening Sunday, January 6 at 7pm EST. The tickets are 'name your price' and all proceeds go to Occupy Sandy. Get your tickets here.
Kelly Doherty on 01/01/13 - 07:22 AM
It's what you've all been waiting for. After weeks of preparation, it is now time for us to reveal our "Best of 2012" feature. This year's feature contains over 200 lists from staff, bands, and industry folk (including the staff compiled list of our 30 favorite records here) for you to browse through. This is always an exciting feature; there's a ton of new music to discover and discuss. Check it out, leave some comments, and don't forget you can leave your own lists in this thread.
Drew Beringer on 01/01/13 - 07:18 AM
Punchline's Action is up for pre-order on vinyl from TDR Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/01/13 - 06:48 AM
What are you waiting for? Take a bite of my heart tonight.
Staff InterviewsModern Baseball (Kelly Doherty)
Kelly Doherty on 01/01/13 - 03:23 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/01/13 - 01:00 AM
Eisley has posted an end of the year update, which you can read in the replies. Personally speaking, I cannot wait for the band's new LP in 2013.
Drew Beringer on 12/31/12 - 10:18 PM
The Summer Set will be going on a US headlining tour this spring.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/31/12 - 09:46 PM
Alter The Press has posted a list of its favorite New Year's Eve performances here.
Drew Beringer on 12/31/12 - 04:14 PM
William Beckett will be releasing The Pioneer Sessions on January 21st. The collection will be made up of stripped down versions of songs from his three EPs that were released this year.
Message from WilliamAfter releasing my EP trilogy and performing them live all year long, I wanted to jump into the studio and record raw, genuinely stripped down versions of each song. The Pioneer Sessions opens the window into the intimate, live studio performance setting that I wanted to share in honor of what has been a crazy and successful year. Enjoy.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/31/12 - 12:47 PM
Head to the replies to read this week's Hip-Hop Music Round-Up.
Linda Ferreira on 12/31/12 - 12:38 PM
Listen to a new Daybreaker song entitled "N.Y.E" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/31/12 - 11:52 AM
A new SWORN IN demo called "Three Cheers" can be heard in the replies. The song will appear on their upcoming debut full length The Death Card which the band will start recording January 8th in Nashville, TN with producer/engineer Brian Hood before embarking on the ABSOLUTEvoices sponsored Eat Your Heart Out Tour.
Christian Wagner on 12/31/12 - 09:15 AM
Download Steve Aoki's 2013 New Years Eve Mix Tape for free here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/31/12 - 06:44 AM
Green Day has announced new tour dates. You can view them in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/31/12 - 06:07 AM
Olde York has announced a European tour. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/31/12 - 06:01 AM
Head to the replies to read this week's Technology Round-Up.
Andy Biddulph on 12/31/12 - 05:28 AM
Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins has been remanded in custody until March 11th following a second appearance in court charged with child sex offences.
Andy Biddulph on 12/31/12 - 05:04 AM
Call me up before you're dead, we can make some plans instead, send me an IM, I'll be your friend.
Staff ReviewsBy Surprise - Criteria EP (Kelly Doherty)
Midnight Spin - Don't Let Me Sleep (Gregory Robson)
Kelly Doherty on 12/31/12 - 03:14 AM
Major Lazer will release his new album, Free The Universe in February, 2013 via Mad Decent Records. You can find the album artwork and tracklisting in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/31/12 - 01:00 AM
Owel have released a new song entitled "Death in The Snow" (featuring Kevin Dye of Gates) on Facebook. The band's new album will be released on January 18th, 2013. Be sure to check this out, this is a band you don't want to sleep on.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/30/12 - 11:23 PM
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are going to have a baby.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/30/12 - 11:18 PM
It's New Year's Eve, so we might as well close out the year with one last awesome exclusive for 2012. Today, I'm very excited to premiere a brand new The Appleseed Cast song titled "North Star Ordination," which you can stream in the replies. It's a part of an upcoming 7" that's a part of the Graveface Charity Series, which you can read about here. We also have the exclusive scoop on the band's upcoming 8th LP - it's titled Illumination Ritual and will hit stores on April 9th via Graveface Records, which is something to definitely get excited for in 2013. So check out the new track and let us know what you think in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 12/30/12 - 10:21 PM
Westland released the video for "Jack And Coke." You can view it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/30/12 - 05:10 PM
Night Verses drummer Aric Improta is a 1 of 5 finalists in the 2012 Guitar Center Drum-Off. The grand finals will be held January 19 at Club Nokia in Los Angeles; tickets can be purchased here. Watch some of his previous Drum-Off performances in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 12/30/12 - 04:44 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 12/30/12 - 02:24 PM
Last night at the first Shane Henderson and The Future Perfect show, other members of Valencia joined Shane onstage to perform "Pieces," "Away We Go," and "Safe To Say" - video in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 12/30/12 - 01:50 PM
In case you missed it during the week or did not have time to read before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interview posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 12/30/12 - 09:41 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 12/30/12 - 07:50 AM
I need time to stay useless.
Jason TateCheck out the blog for all my recs and musings.
BlakeI had hernia surgery this week, because I am a man, so I've been immobile. That means lots of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Happy Endings and reading Rick Riordan's newest book, The Mark of Athena.
Alex DiVincenzoKillswitch Engage's Alive or Just Breathing, RDGLDGRN and Modern Baseball.
Kelly Doherty Still listening the hell out of Modern Baseball and I've been having an emo week; Losing Battles's Impasse EP, Prawn's entire back catalogue, which is name your price on Bandcamp, Our Sunday Affairs's City Of Dogs EP, Touché Amore's Elliot Babin's new band Dad Punchers and By Surprise's Criteria EP.
Blake Solomon on 12/30/12 - 06:28 AM
It appears that Arrested Development will make its Netflix debut on May 4th, 2013.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/29/12 - 05:54 PM
After more letters left users on a scavenger hunt earlier today, a new Shone track has surfaced. Head to the replies to stream it and join the discussion.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/29/12 - 03:08 PM
Coffee And Cigarettes Clothing Co have released a compilation filled with bands such as Broadway Calls, A Wilhelm Scream and State Lines. It can be downloaded here for $2 or more and all proceeds go to Action Against Hunger.
Kelly Doherty on 12/29/12 - 08:03 AM
Did you miss any of the popular album reviews around the website last week?

Popular Album Reviews
1) Modern Baseball - Sports by Kelly Doherty (92%)
2) Oats, The - Smokin' Smokings EP by Gregory Robson (85%)
3) Dallas Higgins - End of Days EP by Gregory Robson (79%)


Check out all the reviews here.
Jason Tate on 12/29/12 - 07:00 AM
Jason Tate on 12/29/12 - 05:00 AM
YouTube stripped away two billion video views from the biggest record companies after the site cracked down on alleged fake viewers. The biggest losers were Universal and Sony.
From The ArticleThe dramatic cuts came as YouTube conducted a crackdown on fake views, but music industry sources have blamed it on housekeeping related to the migration of their videos across different channels. The unprecedented move left Universal with just five videos on the site - none of which were music - and Sony with just three.
Drew Beringer on 12/28/12 - 03:22 PM
Check out PureVolume's "Year In Review" roundup of all the significant music news stories of 2012 here.
Drew Beringer on 12/28/12 - 03:15 PM
The Fold have a few hours left on their Kickstarter to fund their new album, Moving Past. Pledge here.
Kelly Doherty on 12/28/12 - 12:45 PM
This is the final reminder to all bands and industry folk - we'll be launching our EOTY feature very soon and we're still continuing to build up our "end of the year" database, as we've done each year, and we want your lists! If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry - we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year brouhaha. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists here and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (ie: if you're in a band - is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list?). We'll compile everything together, and post it all around the new year.

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Drew Beringer on 12/28/12 - 12:13 PM
The Dead Tricks' new music video for "Don't Get High (Without Me)" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/28/12 - 12:05 PM
This Wild Life released a video for "Puppy Love." You can view it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/28/12 - 11:50 AM
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