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The brand new 7" release from Make Do And Mend and The Flatliners is available today (you can purchase it here). We are exclusively streaming it on the site today, which you can check out in the replies or at each band's respective AP.net profiles (here and here).
I watched Paramore play in New York City a few weeks ago, and just decided to write a blog kind of about the show I saw, but mainly about how this band has transformed into something much larger than the group we first heard about on this website years and years ago. Hit the replies to read the feature story.
Thatís a pretty scary plateau for a band to reach. At that point, youíre as much of a rock band as you are superheroes. Paramore is at an unparalleled level in its career where theyíve turned into role models, celebrities, you name it. They arenít a punk band playing a show for kids who go to shows every week...but rock stars playing for all types of people. I saw a group of...
Bad News Bears, the moniker for Philadelphia native Mike Sacchetti, has been developing a name for himself over the last few years but his new release, Battle Scars should bring much more attention now. Sacchetti recruited Nicholas Steinborn of The Wonder Years to play drums and mix the record while self-producing the full-length and releasing on his imprint Faded Youth Records. Listen to "Bloodsucker" in the replies. You can pre-order the LP here.
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.
Jump to the replies to stream John Legend's new song, "Made To Love" featuring Kimbra. The song was produced by Kanye West and is off of his upcoming album, Love In The Future, which is set to drop on September 3rd.
Soundsupply has released their latest 'drop' - only this time it's miniature! Let me explain. Mini Drops are 5 albums, sold for just a week at $10. They're highly curated around a specific theme or genre. This week's theme is a lot of fun, as it's "Folk Week." Check out the line up below.
1) Haley Bonar - Golder (Self-released)
2) Simone Felice - Simone Felice (Team Love Records)
3) Dusted - Total Dust (mbrs of Holy Fuck, Polyvinyl Records)
4) Dad Rocks! - Mount Modern (Paper Garden Records)
5) Geoff Rickly (from Thursday) - Mixtape 1 (Self-released)
Share & Score BONUS: Sam Pinkerton - EP (Self-released)
In an interview with The Gunz Show, Marianas Trench revealed they shot a new music video which will be "Tarantino-esque" and will be 9 minutes long. In addition, the band will be headed to the UK later this year. Listen to the interview here.
Volcano Choir's (featuring Justin Vernon of Bon Iver) new song, "Byegone" can be streamed in the replies. The track is off the band's upcoming album, Repave, which drops on September 3rd via Jagjaguwar.
Because apparently Tenacious D's phenomenal musical comedy festival wasn't enough, Funny or Die has decided to one-up them with a full blown comedy tour: The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Beginning in late August, this tour (which promises 'a full festival experience') is being headlined by none other than Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords. For tour dates and more general info on the rest of the acts (including AP.net esteemed staffer Cody Nelson's favorite John Mulaney), go here. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Say Anything will be playing two shows at Irving Plaza in New York City this Thursday (June 20th) and Friday (June 21st). We're giving away a pair of tickets to each show. Details on how to win are in the replies.