Today we're premiering a new track from Front Porch Step entitled "Run Away." It comes from the Ohio-based solo act's Pure Noise debut Aware. The acoustic act utilizes "heart on his sleeve" lyrics that showcases his ability to create easily relatable lyrics for the listener. Listen to "Run Away" in the replies. It is available for pre-order.
Seaway are all set to release their debut full length, Hoser, on October 15th via Mutant League Records. To give you a taste of the album, we are excited to premiere "The Weight," featuring Silverstein's Shane Told. Check it out on their AP.net Profile or in the replies. The track is sure to be a fan favorite off the album. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the album or get it on iTunes.
On October 22nd, Cleveland's Signals Midwest will release one of my favorite punk albums of 2013 - the stellar Light On The Lake. But before that happens, we are premiering a new song (and one of my favorites from the LP) today titled "San Anselmo" in the replies. Intricate guitar riffs are woven into the fist-pumping nature of the song, as it is a song that'll make you turn the volume up to 11. After you fall in love with this song, make sure to pre-order the record from Tiny Engines and/or pick up a digital download for $5 from Bandcamp.
Its Teeth began as a solo project for former Drop Dead, Gorgeous guitarist Jacob Belcher. For his latest effort, Divided, Belcher enlisted the help of his friend and former Periphery drummer, Travis Orbin. Although both men are known for heavier works, Its Teeth is an experimental, instrumental project best described as ambient post-rock. Check out a new song, "TDB," in the replies to hear it for yourself. You can pre-order the EP on Bandcamp.
Today we're streaming a song from Lost Along the Way, which is a collection of rarities, comp songs and 7" tracks from San Francisco punk group Nothington. Head to the replies or the band's AP.net profile to listen to the group's cover of "All the Way," which is originally by One Man Army. If you like what you hear the record will be released on October 8th through Red Scare Industries and the band will also be appearing at the Fest later this month.
We're on the home stretch of Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. The eighth installment of the ten-part series is set to "The Dreamer/The Thief/The Relic." Andy Williams of Every Time I Die's eyepatched character is hot on the trail of our protagonists. Do they have the strength? Find out in the replies.
Today we're premiering a new track called "Easy Enough" from State Champs' upcoming LP The Finer Things. Set for release on October 8th on Pure Noise, there has been a tremendous buzz around the band. Listen to the track in the replies and the LP is available for pre-order.
If you're a fan of heavy music, say hello to one of your new favorite bands. Pray for Teeth's full-length debut, From the Dry Edge of the Shore, will be released on October 1 via Mayfly Records. You can hear the first track, "Confluence," in the replies. Clocking in at nearly 8 minutes, the song is heavy, brooding and sludgy. Embracing elements of both post-metal and hardcore, Pray for Teeth are like a cross between Isis and Converge.
The latest and greatest from Tiny Engines is Boston's Save Ends. The quintet will be releasing its new album, Warm Hearts, Cold Hands, on November 12th, with pre-orders coming soon. In the meantime, you can check out a new song titled "A Life They Wrote" in the replies. The call-and-return between vocalists Christine Atturio and Brendan Cahill serve up delicious harmonies, channeling the likes of Lemuria and labelmates Little Big League.
It's been quite awhile since we've heard new tunes from The Orphan, The Poet. That makes us all the more excited to premiere their new single and video - "Thieves Beneath The Bed." Hit the replies to check out the new track and video. Fans of acts like I The Mighty and Thrice will dig these guys.
About a month ago, we premiered a new song called "July" from Nashville's The Get Togethers. Today, we are excited to premiere their full debut album, Home As In Houston. Each track reflects on the life of vocalist Bethany Gray Frazier each month of the year 2007. The album releases tomorrow - you can hear it in the replies or on their AP.net Profile. Fans of Now, Now and Eisley should enjoy this one.
The plot continues to thicken in Vanna's 10-part video series, The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. The seventh installment is set to "A Thin Place." One of the deeper entries, the video delves into such controversial topics as homosexuality and the Catholic church. Give it a look in the replies.
After putting out some material on Equal Vision Records, Ghost Thrower (ex-Therefore I Am) are going the independent route for their self-titled album. The effort is due out digitally on October 15th, but you can stream a new track, "The King of Louisiana," in the replies. The band have shifted their sound a bit from their earlier material, but I think fans of Tigers Jaw and Balance and Composure will like it.
On October 8th, New Found Glory will be releasing Kill It Live, a new 20-track collection from the band that features 3 new studio songs and a full live set. Today, we're bringing you one of those live songs, as you can listen to the band perform an all-time fan favorite, "My Friends Over You," in the replies. The live set is also available to pre-order from Bridge Nine or you can pre-order it off iTunes and receive an immediate download of this song.
This fall, Rookie Of The Year will be going on its first full band tour in four years and we're excited to be a part of it. The band will be playing both The Goodnight Moon and The Goodnight Moon Part II songs throughout the tour. You can check out all the tour dates in the replies as well as a free download of the band's cover of The 1975's "The City." The Goodnight Moon Part II was released only a few weeks ago and is available for purchase at iTunes.
Michigan pop-punk act Live It Out is set to release their new EP I'd've on Oct. 29th via South Division Records. Today we're premiering the song "White People Problems" which showcases the band's diverse sounds and talents. Listen to the track in the replies and you can pre-order it on Bandcamp.
What do you get when you have Tanner and Nick of You Blew It!, Steven of Dikembe, and Jason of Crucial Dudes? You get Donor, and if you like any of their other bands than this is right up your alley. Jeremy Records and Paperweight Records will be putting out their debut 7" Ache Through My Bones in late November. Listen to "Everything Is Illegal" in the replies.
When we streamed a Sudden Suspension track two weeks ago, the response was overwhelming. Over 50 replies for an unsigned, unknown, young pop-punk band meant we had to make sure to give you guys a full EP stream of the band's new EP Second Place. For fans of Real Friends, The Wonder Years, and more, these new-comers to the genre have a bright future ahead of them. Stream the full EP in the replies and you can pre-order on their Bandcamp.
Next month, Heartsounds will release its latest album, Internal Eyes, via Creator-Destructor. Today, we're bringing you an exclusive premiere of the title track - an uptempo and in-your-face anthem from the San Francisco punk quartet. Check it out in the replies. The record is available to pre-order and will be in stores October 15th.
Ever since we announced Haden Brightwell as The Company We Keep's new vocalist, we've been excited to hear results. Today we have "Control" from their upcoming full-length, Sound/No Sound (more on that later). The sound's exactly as I'd hoped - Haden's stellar vocals, molded through melodies from Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre, flanked by Brian Southall's guitar/programming wizardry a la The Receiving End Of Sirens/Isles & Glaciers, and percussion via Misery Signals' Branden Morgan. Hit the replies for their music video, tour dates, and Brian's explanation of #SoundNoSound; pre-order Sound/No Soundhere - the album releases October 29 via Easy Killer Records.
In the replies, you can find our exclusive premiere of The Used's new video for "Quixotica." The song is from the band's recent EP release, The Ocean Of The Sky. The band will be going out a few headline tour dates this October.
The sixth chapter in Vanna's ambitious 10-part video series, The Few and the Far Between: The Movie, is set to one of my favorite tracks on the record, "Please Stay." The video matches the song's intensity, as our protagonists take mushrooms and trip in the woods. The members of Vanna appear in this one, looking like they're part of Cobra Kai. Check it out in the replies.
It seems like a lot of exciting new bands are emerging from the Nashville scene lately, huh? Add another to the list, as Courtesy Drop plans to unleash its style of melodic post-hardcore in the form of its Animal Style Records debut, Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love To. Today, we have a sneak peek from that LP - you can exclusively stream "A Toast To The Valiant Phil Coulson" in the replies. The band's new album will be available on October 15th and is available to pre-order.
I think this is going to be a big hit on the site. Today, we're introducing Arliss Nancy, the latest band to join the Black Numbers family. The Fort Collins, CO, quintet will be releasing its new album, Wild American Runners, in mid-October and today we're bringing you a great slice of said album by premiering "Coals." If you're a fan of Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem, and The Hold Steady, then this band and song will be right in your sweet spot. Check out "Coals" in the replies. If you dig it, make sure you pre-order it as well.
I'm delighted that we're exclusively streaming the debut EP from Illinois pop-punkers, Game Changer.Three Years is an exhilarating, fun, youthful EP that brings to mind the likes of The Story So Far, Handguns and early All Time Low. The EP is officially available to buy from the band's Bandcamp tomorrow, but until then, head to replies to hear it. Thank me later.
It's tough to put my finger on who to compare Microwave to. I hear some influence of Jimmy Eat World, Balance and Composure, and even hints of modern pop-punk bands like Real Friends. Whatever the case may be, the band has a new EP When The Fever Breaks coming out next week and we're premiering the track "Labor Day" for you. Listen in the replies and leave your thoughts.
A couple months ago, we premiered a track from Deer Widow's upcoming self-titled EP. Flash forward to today and we're premiering the entire thing. The Flint, MI, quartet features members from Kid Brother Collective, Dead by Sunday, Empty Orchestra, and more. If you dig what emo originally sounded like back in the 90s, then you may love this. The band will be releasing its debut EP on Save Your Generation Records and you can pre-order the EP on 10" vinyl. In the meantime, stream the entire EP in the replies.
Emma Ate the Lion will digitally release their full-length debut, Songs Two Count Too, tomorrow. The concept album follows the life and death of a man shaped by the world around him. Jump to the replies to stream it. If you miss the progressive indie rock styling of Forgive Durden, you're going to want to give this a listen.
SURPRISE! Bet you didn't see this one coming. Today we've got a brand new song from The Morning Of called "Holden." It's the classic TMO that we have all come to know and love, and the song is inspired by the book "The Catcher in the Rye." Take a listen in the replies and catch them in NYC at The Webster Hall on September 29.
We've officially reached the halfway point in Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. Head to the replies to watch the fifth chapter, which is set to "The Weekly Slap in the Face." This installment sees our heroes work out some family issues. Don't miss the the first, second, third and fourth segments, and check back every Friday for more.
Gang Green was the most raucous and explosive hardcore punk band in Boston from 1982-1986. DROP THE NEEDLE: BOSTON PUNK ANTHOLOGY is a new compilation release of five old-school Boston punk, rock, and hardcore bands from the 1980ís and 1990ís. This release includes the band's original 1985 version of the classic song "Letís Drink Some Beer." This rare studio recording has never been available on CD before and was co-written by Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Listen to the track in the replies. You can get it on iTunes too.
Trophy Scars are gearing up for the highly-anticipated release of their new album, Holy Vacants. They're eying an October 29 digital release, with the vinyl reserved for Black Friday, November 29. We're streaming a new song from the effort, titled "Hagiophobia," on the band's AP.net profile and in the replies.
Anberlin recently announcedDevotion: Vital Special Edition, a collection containing unreleased, remixed, and brand new material. Today, we are exclusively revealing the collection's cover art and lengthy track list, both of which you can find in the replies. The record will be available on October 15th.
Today we're premiering Down With Webster's new video for "Party For Your Life." The infectious track is coupled with a montage of movie clips from some of the most iconic films over the last few decades and it will be sure give you a wave of nostalgia all the while keeping your foot tapping and singing along. Watch the video for "Party For Your Life" in the replies. The band's new album Party For Your Life is out Oct. 22nd.
Fresh off its recent appearance in this year's Absolute 100, I'm excited to premiere a brand new track from post-hardcore/post-rock band Caterpillars. Without repeating what I wrote about the band in the Absolute 100, the Dallas, TX, quartet has released one of the most exciting albums of 2013 (The Other Side will be available on September 24th) and continues what Thursday left behind. Check out the blistering "Rebirth" in the replies. A pre-order of the digital version of The Other Side is available.
A few months ago, Shane Told of Silverstein reached out to me about starting up a monthly sports column on the site. I thought why not? We have a very strong sports forum and a lot of our users are very knowledgable about various sports. Now that his band just wrapped up its stint on this past summer's Warped Tour, Shane sent me his inaugural AP.net sports column, which you can read in the replies. It's not often that sports and this scene crossover, but in this month's column Shane discusses how musicians and athletes cheat to get ahead.
We're back with the fourth chapter in Vanna's ambitious 10-part series, The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. This week's video features a scuffle set to the chugging breakdown of "Casket Rhythm." Jump to the replies to see the story unfold. In case you're behind, watch the first, second and third segments.
We gave you the first taste of Lonely Kings' new material a couple of months ago, and now we're streaming the entire record. American Heartache releases this Tuesday, September 3 on Epochal Artists Records. It features a guest appearance by Papa Roachfrontman Jacoby Shaddix on the track "Promises." Listen to the album on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies.
We've got a really great exclusive for you guys today. You might not recognize the name Dave Hill right now, but with all the pots he has his hands in, you will soon. Bearing a multi-hyphenate title that would rival James Franco's, Hill is a published author (of a collection of essays entitled Tasteful Nudes), stand-up comedian, podcaster, host of a monthly live variety show, and also frontman for the power-pop group Valley Lodge. The group is gearing up to release their third album, Use Your Weapons, next Tuesday, but we're happy to be streaming the entire record a few days early. Filled to the brim with massive hooks and infectious vocals, this record is right up the alley of anybody...
Envyrecently released a limited 14xLP / 2xDVD / 100-page book set titled Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows via Temporary Residence. To celebrate, we are premiering part one of video trailer about the box set release, featuring quotes from other musicians about Envy's influence and legacy. Hit the replies to watch the video. You can also get more info and order the release.
Drive-Thru Records had an unbelievable roster in their prime, but one band that went criminally overlooked was Day at the Fair. The New Jersey pop punk group's 2005 effort, The Rocking Chair Years, is making its vinyl debut on September 17th via Broken Heart Records. In addition to the original album and several bonus tracks, there is also a limited edition lathe cut available only in a bundle. It features "Broken," which is one of the first songs the band ever recorded but was never released. Head to the replies or the band's AP.net profile to listen to the track and be brought back to the golden age of pop punk.
Pop-punk has experienced a resurgence in the scene over the past few years, and Anchorless should be thrown right into the mix. Featuring former members of Tiefighter, the band shows their chops and have a very distinct So-Cal pop-punk style that we've grown to love on the site. Listen to "Just Because" in the replies and you can pre-order the EP here.
This week's video, and the second one in the AP.net and Made of Chalkcollaboration series, features a performance by Rx Bandits at Metro in Chicago earlier this summer. As many of you know, Rx Bandits embarked on a 10 Year Anniversary Tour for their critically acclaimed, and fan favourite, album The Resignation. So head to the replies to check out this AP.net exclusive video of the band playing "Prophetic" live, as well as a few other gems. Hope you enjoy!