As many of you are aware, AbsolutePunk and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this October's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX on October 25th and 26th. Today we created a Rdio playlist featuring songs from some of the festival's main attractions - Sleeping With Sirens, Finch, Gwar, and more. So check out the festival playlist in the replies and don't forget to pick up your tickets!
Today, Lydia released the deluxe edition of its latest album, Devil. We are premiering one of the b-sides from that album, titled "We'll Never Die," in the replies. Let us know what you think and don't forget to purchase the collection at iTunes.
Hit the replies to check out a new Rise Against sampler video, featuring clips from Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013, studio photos, and footage from the Orion Festival. Long Forgotten Songs is available now.
Longtime AP.net reader and friend of the program Kyle Garchar is launching today a new video series called The Night Life. Per Kyle's description, he will talk to the folks who take part in behind-the-scenes aspects of the industry – label heads, merch people, photographers, tour managers, etc. The first video can be seen in the replies, where Topshelf Records co-founder Kevin Duquette talks about being on the road with his favorite band, the Japan-based post-rock/math-rock act Toe, on their first U.S. tour ever and how they communicate with a language barrier.
The Dismemberment Plan's new music video for "Waiting" can be seen over on MTVU. Don't forget, the band's new album, Uncanney Valley is in stores today so be sure to check out Chris' review to see if it's something worth picking up.
Head to the replies to hear a new track from Tigers Jaw called "Hum," which is the lead track from the band's forthcoming fourth full-length album, due out early next year. The track is featured on the A-side of a new 7" single, which will be released Nov. 19 via Run For Cover, and which has an acoustic version of another song from the upcoming LP as a B-side. That 7" is available for preorder in the RFC webstore.
Today we're streaming Gates' album You Are All You Have Left To Fear which will be available on October 22nd via Pure Noise Records. Gates' album has been remixed and mastered by Mike Watts at Vu Du Studios and includes a bonus track titled "Skyline." It is available for purchase at the label's webstore and you can listen to the album in the replies.
Today we're giving you a full album stream of Next To Nothing's new album Stories We’ve Never Told. The unsigned pop-rock group hailing from Maryland shows promise in their sound and fans of Mayday Parade and The Downtown Fiction should like this. Listen to the album in the replies. It can be ordered on iTunes.
Our friends at Broken Heart Records are allowing us to relive the golden age by reissuing some great records on vinyl. Their latest is Day at the Fair's 2005 effort, The Rocking Chair Years - which, for my money, is one of the most underrated albums from Drive-Thru Records' glory days. The vinyl release is top-notch; read my review for more details. Want to get your hands on a copy? Leave a comment here telling us why you want it for your chance to win a variant bundle - which includes all three variants as well as a special lathe cut. One winner will be chosen next week.
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.
Soundsupply has released its latest 'drop.'. Soundsupply is a new website that bundles together a bunch of digital albums - all for one price. This month's collection is really great and includes some of my favorite releases from 2013. Hit the replies to see a video about this month's drop.
1) Generationals (Polyvinyl Records)
2) A Great Big Pile of Leaves - You're Always On My Mind (Topshelf Records)
3) This Town Needs Guns - 22.214.171.124.0 (Sargent House)
4) Harrison Hudson - Curiosity (Favorite Gentlemen)
5) Lemuria - The Distance Is So Big (Bridge Nine Records)
6) Jherek Bischoff - Composed (Brassland)
7) Maps for Travelers - Change Your Name (No Sleep...
Hot Water Music will be playing 5 shows in the NorthEast US for the holidays. Torche and O'Brother will be joining as well. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 18th at 10am and you can find all the dates and details in the replies.