Another day, more radio silence regarding this. Some bands have spoken out, some remain silent, others about to embark on huge tours have deleted their tweets, and the band in question has said nothing. I checked their website today because I was curious when their next tour started. Not only because I was curious to see who their upcoming tourmates were and what they had said about this entire thing (looks like nothing), but I wanted to know the dates and get a feel for the timeline of everything coming up. To my surprise I see the AP.net logo sitting on their tour imagery. This is about the time my blood starts to boil. I turned down this sponsorship "opportunity" (so many air quotes)...
Red City Radio's new video for "Two Out of Three Ain't Rad" can be viewed in the replies (via Brooklyn Vegan). The band is currently out on tour supporting Strung Out; you can find their remaining tour dates in the replies as well. They're supporting their recently released self-titled album, which can be purchased here.
I was contacted by Rob Stevenson, who was [Fall Out Boy’s] A&R guy at Island Records. Basically he told me he had this band, Fall Out Boy, and I don't believe I had specifically heard of them. He was very excited about me being involved in the record and said he thought I’d be a perfect fit and could he send me some demos from the upcoming record, which he did. They probably were on CDs at that point. I don't remember how many he sent me—maybe five, a handful—and my initial reaction was that I was not interested in doing the record. I just felt like the songs weren’t that...
Vince Staples, hot on the heels of his fiery new single "Senorita," has announced that his debut album for Def Jam is titled Summertime '06 and will be released June 30th. The album will be executive produced by No I.D. and you can check out ""Señorita" in the replies.
So, that headline is weird -- but we've got a really cool exclusive for you guys today. Frequent readers may recognize the name Sparrow Sleeps -- he's the artist who turned songs by the likes of The Gaslight Anthem, blink-182, Taking Back Sunday and others into fully unique lullabies. Today, we're announcing the re-launch of Sparrow Sleeps in a big way: He's got a brand-new, shiny website featuring new albums with songs by Thrice, Cartel, The Early November and MXPX (and some of those links have cool blurbs from the bands about these lullaby renditions). We also teamed up with Sparrow Sleeps to stream some fully exclusive, brand-new single tracks that the AP.net staff got to choose. In...
Citizen's sophomore LP, Everybody Is Going To Heaven, is due out June 23 via Run For Cover Records and you can stream the first single, "Cement," in the replies (via Noisey). The record went up for pre-order overnight and can be found here.
Vince Staples released two great projects last year (the Shyne Coldchain 2 mixtape and Hell Can Wait EP) and now he's readying his debut album for Def Jam later this year by releasing the first single from the LP. It's called "Señorita" and features a very prominent sample of Future's "Covered N Money" and is available to purchase on iTunes and to stream on YouTube or in the replies.
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.
Once again the release date section is currently down. So the link doesn't work. No one is responding to my emails about it.
With bands like Citizen, Title Fight, Turnover, and Superheaven all releasing albums this year - not to mention Basement recording a new full-length - it might seem like you already got your 90s alternative revival fix for 2015. But you better add Papertowns to that list. They're releasing a new EP, With You in Mind, next Tuesday, and it's worth a listen if you're a fan of any of those bands. So if that sounds intriguing to you, give their optimistic single "Change" a listen in the replies, and you can pick up a copy here.
Following the release of debut single "Hills Are Floating" last month, electronic artist Stèv has now revealed his stunning second single "Urbinian" from his forthcoming debut album Beyond Stolen Notes. The record will be released via Emancipator's curated label Loci Records and Megaphone on May 18th. It's feel-good and perfect to chill to as the weather starts to improve so hit the replies to stream the track via IndieShuffle.
During their recent visit to The Tonight Show with Jimmy FallonBlur also recorded a backstage, acoustic version of the superb "Tender" with Jimmy Fallon accompanying on guitar and vocals. Check it out in the replies.
Turnover's new album, the stunning Peripheral Vision, is out today via Run For Cover Records. The label is selling the album digitally for only $5 on Bandcamp. I've been entranced by this record all morning; I recommend taking a listen to the stream and then buying it 39 minutes and 11 seconds later.
Now, with context, “Mene” isn’t just a song anymore; it’s a highly-anticipated monster of a single that, to some fans, fell absolutely flat. Why? Because there’s that hanging suspense that’s set in unrealistic fantasies of what the band can perfectly achieve for every individual fan out there. The song, and now the band’s new album, is plagued with expectational bias.
Cosmopolitan compiled a list of what celebrities each state most wants to dress like. Maine's is Hayley Williams from Paramore.
Cosmopolitan.com and Polyvore pulled data on style icons by state, and the results are equal parts surprising (Mainers love Hayley Williams of Paramore) and obvious (Washington, D.C., residents adore Michelle Obama).