Black Flag are reforming with frontman Ron Reyes. They'll be playing this year's Hevy Fest in August. It's billed as their only UK appearance of the year, which hopefully means we'll be seeing them stateside.
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The Knife have revealed the track listing to their new album, Shaking The Habitual. The album tracks in at over a whopping hour and a half long. The band will release their new single "Full of Fire" next week.
01) A Tooth for an Eye 6:04
02) Full of Fire 9:17
03) A Cherry on Top 8:43
04) Without You My Life Would Be Boring 5:14
05) Wrap Your Arms Around Me 4:36
06) Crake 0:55
07) Old Dreams Waiting to Be Realized 19:22
08) Raging Lung 9:58
09) Networking 6:42
10) Oryx 0:37
11) Stay Out Here 10:42
12) Fracking Fluid Injection 9:54
13) Ready to Lose 4:36
You can check out my review of Sound Cityhere, the documentary Dave Grohl directed about the famed L.A. recording studio. The film will play select theaters on January 31 and will be available to download February 1.
We're so excited to announce more of the lineup for Today's Mixtape Festival. It's got fantastic bands like Man Overboard, The Story So Far, Koji, Backtrack, and more over 3 days. 3 day and single day passes can be purchased here. Check the replies for an updated festival poster.
Vanna will release their new album, The Few and The Far Between on March 13th, 2013 via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie. You can stream a new song entitled "Year Of The Rat" on Alt Press.
01) The Few and the Far Between
02) The Lost Art of Staying
03) Year of the Rat
04) I Said I’m Fine
05) Casket Rhythm
06) The Weekly Slap in the Face
07) Please Stay
08) A Thin Place
09) The Dreamer/The Thief/The Relic
10) When in Roam
11) His Heels
Today we're premiering the title track from Farewell, My Love's upcoming record called "Mirror, Mirror." The Standby Records act has been building a name for itself since 2011 in the Phoenix music scene and is ready to take on the world with its own brand of self-proclaimed theatrical rock. The song “Mirror, Mirror” chronicles the haywire circumstances surrounding someone who is pulled in multiple directions and questioning their very identity. Listen to the track on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
The Ally Coalition was founded by the members of fun. and designer Rachel Antonoff to take action for LGBTQ equality. California pop punkers Heart to Heart have teamed up with the organization to create a public service announcement. Head to the replies to view the video. This is an issue close to the band, as drummer Stuart Stock publicly came out last year. Heart to Heart also put out a killer self-titled album in October, which is still streaming on their AP.net profile.
Heart To Heart will be shooting a music video for "In Case You Haven't Noticed" and are encouraging fans to come out to the show. It will be filmed at the band's first hometown set since October. More details can be found here.
Brian of I Fight Dragons has posted an interesting video of how painful and enduring the music industry can be at times. The video showcases a song that he wrote entitled "Lies In Stereo" which then, wasn't up to their label's standards. So throughout a year and a half, the label brought in 7.5 different writers and Brian recorded over 18 versions of the song, just so the song could never see the light of day. You can check out the video explaining the whole situation and the progression of the song in the replies.
Riff Raff has responded to the comments that Gucci Mane and James Franco have made about Franco's character in Harmony Korine's upcoming movie, Spring Breakers. Head to the replies to read one of the funnier responses I've read in awhile.
Handguns will be touring with State Champs, Veara and City Lights in March. The tour is a revised line-up from the recent announcement with Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! as headliners. Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! will instead be touring with A Day To Remember. You can find the dates in the replies.
What are you anticipating this year? Just another reminder for you to take this quick poll and let us know. We'll be putting together the final tallies next week to get a snapshot of what the AP.net users are most looking forward to in 2013.
Kjartan Sveinsson has left Sigur Rós permanently. The band revealed the news today during their AMA on Reddit. On a positive note, the band stated that their new album would be "more aggressive" this time around. You can watch a tour teaser that features some new music in the replies.
AbsolutePunk.net has a current opening for an intern during the Spring 2013 semester. Located in Los Angeles, I'm looking for someone who can commit 2-3 times a week (20+ hours), do some behind the scenes stuff on the site (with some editorial), and can bring me some iced tea lemonade from The Coffee Bean. You can find all the requirements and details, as well as apply for the position, here (it's right under the "editorial" section).
Sucré are currently in the studio recording their follow up to A Minor Bird. They're looking at a late Spring/Summer release. The band is also playing a show in New York on March 23rd at The Studio at Webster Hall. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.