The Venetia Fair are currently doing a tour leading up to their performance at Launch Music Conference, with support from Icarus The Owl, The Great Heights Band, and Que/Sara. During the tour, the band will be writing a three-part tour diary for us, along with exclusive photo content. This week we have the second entry - give it a read in the replies, where you'll also find the photos. They're one of the most entertaining bands I can think of, so we are very excited for these entries. Check back the next Wednesday for the third and final entry. You can read entry one if you missed it.
Soon to be well known multi-instrumentalist Stèv has released the first song from his new album, Beyond Stolen Notes, which will be released on May 18th via Loci Records and Megaphone. The track is called "Hills are Floating" and gives us a glimpse into the greatness that's in store. Loci Records is founded and curated by Doug Appling or better known as Emancipator, which should be enough to peak your interest. Jump to the replies to stream "Hills are Floating" via The Four Oh Five.
I recently talked with the fine folks over at Bridge the Atlantic for a few minutes about AP.net, the music industry, blogging online, and some other things. The video is a little choppy and out of sync but you can check it out over here.
Our guest this week is Jason Tate – writer, music enthusiast, podcaster and founder of Absolute Punk. Amidst some technical issues, we spoke with Jason about his Absolute Punk journey, the advice he’d offer to bands who want their music heard by bloggers, and what happens when the internet meets real life…
Want to win a pair of tickets to see Acceptance at their Gramercy Theatre show in New York or the Showbox in Seattle? Of course you do. If you can go do the show ... tell us why you're the biggest Acceptance fan and should get the tickets in the replies to this post. I'll pick a winner this Friday.
Today is full of awesome birthdays. Zack Merrick (All Time Low), Sydney Sierota (Echosmith) and Jay Sakong (Owel) were all born today and have graced us with great music so head to the replies and show them some love.
If you're new to the whole "pop-punk"/"punk" scene, you may not even have a clue who Millencolin are. If you happen to be one of those people, you're in luck. Millencolin is a punk band that formed in the early 90's over in Sweden and gained notable attention in the states with the rise of the skateboard scene in the late 90's and early 00's. Maybe you heard one of their songs on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater from way back when and had no idea. Either way, the band is back with their first new album in seven years called True Brew which is being released next Tuesday. We've teamed up with the awesome team over at Epitaph Records to bring you the stream of True Brew a week early. So even...
Paper + Plastick Records has released a new spring sampler. In conjunction with this, we are giving away a copy of And We Danced's Back to The Middle 12" and We Are The Union's Keep It Down 12". We will be giving away each to a different person - so there will be two winners. Just be the first two people to reply to this thread and you win. You can also stream or download the sampler below.
Update: We have a winner - thanks for playing! The contest is now over.
1. Dwayne - Low Expectations
2. Break Anchor - First World Problems
3. After the Fall - Dedication
4. Brutal Youth - Contrarian
5. We Are The Union - Call In Dead
6. Aspiga - My Little Eraser
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
The Fest has announced its lineups for Fest 14 in Gainesville and Pre-Fest 3 in Little Ybor. Among the top-billed acts are Lagwagon, Desaparecidos and The Menzingers. See you in Gainesville in October!