Patent Pending's Spring Break '99 - an EP of cover songs from the year 1999 - is now available on Amazon and iTunes. It features covers of Backstreet Boys, Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Limp Bizket and Lit, and it's every bit as awesome is that sounds.
Update: Listen to their piano ballad rendition of Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" here.
Ikil Oriion is a little left-of-center of the normal AP.net bands we cover, but bear with me because I think you guys may dig this. Showcasing a blend of funk, punk, and rock, Ikil Oriion's debut 10-track album Paranoise Void features ska-punk legends Fishbone, modern day guitar hero Rocky George of Suicidal Tendencies, UK Grammy winner Don Letts and Ivan Neville. Listen to "Stup!d Retarded" on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Downbound City is a "post-pop punk" band from Trenton, NJ who definitely fits in the Paper + Plastick crowd. Gritty vocals over punk rock beats instantly draw comparisons to peers such as Red City Radio, The Menzingers, and more. The group's debut EP comes out December 18 on Death To False Hope Records. Listen to "So Long Now" on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.