Today I am giving away a pretty sweet ticket package to see Erik Griffin's record release show at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles on March 11th. The winner of this contest will receive 2 tickets to the show, VIP access to hang out before and meet Erik, and a signed copy of Erik's new album, Technical Foul: Volume One. "How do I win this super awesome contest, Drew?" is probably what you're thinking right now. It's fairly easy - just post your favorite Montez gif from the show Workaholics and I'll pick the best one tomorrow. Good luck!
We've got a bunch of great news today from So Cal pop-punkers Stanley And The Search. The band has signed to Lead Astray Records and will be releasing a new EP on CD in June and vinyl in August. In addition, the group has had several member changes including adding new vocalist Dominic Padilla and guitarist Andretti Amalel. We're exclusively premiering "Calendar" which features the new members. You can listen to it on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies.
On March 23rd 2013, Greiner Kilmer presents Drum Day at the Fort Washington School Of Rock. The day will include a drum clinic and solo by Matt Greiner (August Burns Red), Adam Gray (Texas In July), Grant McFarland (ex-This Or The Apocalypse). There will also be performances by Lancaster based band Bells, School Of Rock, and Drum-Off contestants competing for a grand prize of a Greiner Kilmer snare drum. More info can be found here.
We have another great exclusive on the site today, as we're streaming a brand new song from Philadelphia punk band, Restorations. The song is "Quit," and it's a chunky, slow-burn type of song that shows off Jon Loudon's deep vocals. It's off the band's upcoming Side One Dummy debut, LP2. You can stream the song over at the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. I have a feeling that if you really dug the vibes of The Menzingers in 2012, then you'll really enjoy this band and album. If you like the song, make sure to pre-order the album here.
Portugal. The Man will release its new album, Evil Friends, on June 4th. The band's new single of the same name is available for purchase on iTunes (you can also pre-order the album there as well). Track listing below and album art in the replies.
01) Plastic Soliders
02) Creep In a T-Shirt
03) Evil Friends
04) Modern Jesus
05) Hip Hop Kids
06) Atomic Man
07) Sea of Air
09) Holy Roller (Hallelujah)
10) Someday Believers
11) Purple Yellow Red and Blue
The AP.net staff has put together our monthly playlist of songs that were released in February 2013 that we loved, and thought you should check out. You can stream all of those in the replies, and if we missed any that you think we should checkout, leave a comment.
Today we're premiering a new song called "Drugs" from the hard-working pop-punk act Second To Last. The band will be releasing a split with Starters. Listen to "Drugs" on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Pre-orders for the split entitled Changing Tides for US can be found here and for Europe here.
Sharks will release Selfhood on April 30th. You can hear the first song released from the new album, "Portland" in the replies (along with the artwork).
02) Your Bloody Wings
04) I Won't Taint
05) The More You Ask Me, The Less I'm Sure
06) Sunday's Hand
10) Room With A Grey View
11) The Wild One
The Wonder Yearswill release their new album, The Greatest Generation, on May 14th via Hopeless Records. The artwork can be found in the replies.
01) There, There
02) Passing Through A Screen Door
03) We Could Die Like This
04) Dismantling Summer
05) The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves
06) The Devil in My Bloodstream
07) Teenage Parents
09) An American Religion (FSF)
10) A Raindance In Traffic
13) I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral
Camplified, a concert touring property acting as a marketing vehicle for musicians, is celebrating its 12th season in Summer 2013. Artists can now submit to be considered for the tour, with further information available here.
All sorts of numbers for all of us chart geeks today. Bruno Mars has climbed to the top of the charts this week, moving 95,000 copies of his latest album (bringing his total about 40k short of going platinum). Atoms for Peace come in at number two selling 50k copies of Amok. Mumford and Sons round out the top three with another 43,000 copies of Babel, which has now passed the 2 million mark. Overall album sales in this week totaled 5.79 million units, up 6% compared with the sum last week and down 9% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012 (6.33 million). Year to date album sales stand at 50.36 million, down 7% compared to the same total at this point last year. All the other...
Heroes For Hire vocalist Brad Smith has left the band. Guitarist Duane Hazell is stepping up as frontman. A lengthy statement from Hazell can be found below.
This will be the first and last thing I am going to say about everything that's going on right now regarding Heroes For Hire. To everyone saying that there are no original members left in Heroes For Hire and that we are just using the band name to promote a completely new band: I can't even remember how many years ago it was exactly that I joined Heroes For Hire, but if I had to guess, I'd say it was about 5 or 6 years ago. Before I officially joined, I was filling in on bass guitar at a few small local shows due to their...
Rise is great. I mean, we've had them do more for us in the one year we've been signed to them than the other labels have done in the other 6 years we've been signed. They're really personable, they're literally a phone call away, as opposed to going through all these different channels just to talk to your own record label. They treat us like human beings, you know?
Nightmares For A Week will release their new record, Civilian War, on March 26th via Broken English (digital) and Suburban Home (vinyl/cd). Check out two new songs here, and peep the album artwork in the replies.
01) Down In The Streets
02) Dead Men
03) We'll Do Our Worst, Lord
04) Red Eyes
06) The Destroyers
07) Bloodshot Monday
08) Cancer Kills
09) Let's Talk About Healing
10) We're All Going To Hell
Meet Essex, UK boys Giants. Mixing a blast of melodic hardcore with a dash of skate punk, these guys go hard, so we're more than pleased to bring you their new video for "Won't Be Told." The track is taken from the band's recent mini-album These Are The Days and is available for free download here. Giants head out on a short tour with Dead Harts tomorrow, dates are in the replies.
Since this has been submitted by a ton of you, I thought I'd post it. Someone decided to mash-up Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole" with Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe." The end result is "Call Me a Hole," which you can stream in the replies.