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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.