Today we're exclusively streaming Slingshot Dakota's upcoming new album Dark Hearts. The astounding following up to the band's last album, The Golden Ghost, Dark Hearts might be the Bethlehem, PA, duo's best album to date and if you're a fan of dynamic piano-paced indie-pop, then check out this album. Dark Hearts hits stores on November 6th, but you can an early listen to it via the band's AP.net profile. You can also pre-order the album thru Topshelf Records.
We have yet another pop-punk exclusive today with one of our Absolute Voices sites. AP.net and Punknews.org are proud to bring you two new Junior Battles' songs. We're streaming "Believe It Or Not, George Isn't Home" over at the band's AP.net profile, while Punknews.org is streaming "TPS Reports" here. These two news songs will be appear on Wow, That's Really Cool! and will be available on cassette at this weekend's Fest as well as digitally today (purchase them here).
Broadway Calls, No Sleep Records' latest addition, is releasing a new split EP titled Vision Quest with label mates Mixtapes tomorrow, but you can hear it today. We've partnered up with our friends at PropertyOfZack to bring you an exclusive stream of Vision Quest - head over to POZ to hear the Broadway Calls side of the split and then drop by Mixtapes' AP.net profile to hear two new songs from them. After you've listened to the split three or fifteen times, make sure you pre-order it from No Sleep here.
The Lion Faced Boy from Tampa, FL is set to release the group's debut record Suspended Disbelief on November 6th. It calls to mind the likes of Say Anything and The Early November. Check out "Sam Is..." on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be in a touring band? Probably lots of hotties and just tons of people getting naked whenever you want them to. Probably. Dads, in their infinite kindness, decided to show us their version of touring in their new music video for "Big Bag of Sandwiches," which you can see in the replies. I think you'll really be shocked at all of the craziness, sexiness and downright disgusting-ness that occurs. SFW, honest.
Ohio has been a haven for popular metalcore bands over the recent years and now you'll have to pay attention to a new act from the Buckeye State -- The Paramedic. We're premiering the music video for "Eddie Would Be Proud" which comes off of the band's upcoming full-length Smoke & Mirrors on Bullet Tooth Records. Head to the replies to check out the video and leave your thoughts as well.
I don't know about you, but Pop-influenced Americana does it for me. Man In A Crowd certainly fits the bill, inspiring fond memories of Counting Crows, Augustana, Wilco, and even Death Cab For Cutie. Their debut full-length releases next Tuesday, but we've got an exclusive stream for you to check out. Head to their AP.net Profile to stream Don't Paint Your Days So Gray and leave your thoughts in the comments.
Detroit, MI's Yours Truly has accomplished quite a bit in the group's young time. The group of recent high school graduates have graced the stage with some large acts like Marianas Trench, Breathe Carolina, and more and have been mentored by Michigan native Craig Owens. The band is set to release the group's new EP, Scout's Honor, and we've got the first crack at it. We're premiering the track "Let's Do This, Rango!" which you can hear on the band's AP.net profile. Leave your thoughts in the replies.
This afternoon we have a pretty cool exclusive stream of Sick/Sea's new EP Moral Compass. Released on Autumn + Colour today, it's a dreamy mix of ambient indie rock that'll tickle the fancy of Eisley, Metric, and Copeland. You can stream it over at the band's profile and you can buy it from iTunes here.
Welcome to the office, your appointment is now with Dr. Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die). The good doctor loves talking about cinema, so I'm sure he was pleased that someone asked him for his thoughts on Hollywood's obsession with remakes, etc. Dr. Keith also doles out his always-fantastic relationship advice. As always, these are real e-mails from real AP.net readers. If you want Keith to answer your question(s), make sure to shoot him an e-mail.
Just a month shy of the long-awaited physical release of their EP Cursed, which comes out November 13th via Tiny Engines, today brings you the chance to download a track from Grand Rapids-based Jowls. Head to the band's AP.net profile to snag "Indian Giver", and if you haven't already, be sure to pre-order the EP here.
Today we're lucky to bring you the premiere of Mean Creek's new album, Youth Companion. You can stream the album over on their AP.net profile. The band was voted Boston's best act back in 2010 and 2011, so you know they're the real deal. Give the album a listen and if you dig what you hear, pick it up when it drops tomorrow!
If you caught one of the shows on The Acacia Strain's record release tour that ended last night in Detroit, you were probably able to catch one of the tour's openers No Bragging Rights. The band plays a passionate brand of melodic hardcore sure to be enjoyed by fans of Stick to Your Guns or Hundredth, and today we're premiering a new track from their new album Cycles, which is available tomorrow via Good Fight Music/eOne. Hit the replies or the band's AP.net profile and check out "Not My Salvation" – let us know what you think!
A few weeks back we debuted the track, "Chasing Daylight," off Makeshift Prodigy's new EP. Today we're bringing you an acoustic version of it, which can be heard in the replies or on their AP profile. The band's upcoming release, Illuminate, will drop on November 6th.
Today we're bringing you the final of three studio session videos featuring Abel performing a song from the band's new album Make It Right, with this week's video being "Fire Walk With Me." Check it out in the replies and don't forget that you can order the album here.
If you're a fan of bands like Hot Water Music or Braid, you might dig what we have in store for you today. Hit the replies to check out a song called "Ride It Out" from Brookyln alt-punkers Marine Electric – the song comes from their upcoming full-length Restrained Joy, which is due out November 13th via INSRGNT/Unbuckled. But that's not all – you can head to the band's AP.net profile to download the track if your heart so desires. Let us know what you think in the replies.
Vanna founding member Evan Pharmakis left the band earlier this year to pursue a solo project. Dubbed Wind In Sails, he will release his debut album, Brighter Days, tomorrow. In the mean time, you can listen to a song from the effort, "Deep Down," on his AP.net profile. If you liked his clean vocals and guitar work in Vanna, you'll enjoy this City and Colour-esque side of him.
A bunch of us over here on AP.net are big fans of Glocca Morra, so we're extremely pleased to bring you a new track from the band today. The song is called "The Void" and it's off the band's new EP, An Obscure Moon Lighting An Obscure World which drops next week. Don't forget to pre-order the album if you haven't already. You can stream the track on their AP.net profile or in the replies. Give it a listen and let us know what you think.
Look, I know there are always a billion other exclusives on this site. It's cool, and perhaps overwhelming. So when thinking about how to break through the new Paper + Plastick signees and americana-ish punk rock band Aspiga, I considered just posting a pic of my junk right to the homepage. But I am an adult now. So instead I'll just say these two songs, "Save Your Spit" and "Welcome to the Sympathy Party," are clever, if somewhat over-the-emotional-top jams that perfectly represent the band's jangly and angry debut album, Every Last Piece. So head to the replies if you've ever listened to The Japandroids, but wish you didn't need your thinking cap. Or if you like that one Weakerthans...
Credit the members of Broadside for bringing you this awesome premiere from the UK-based Light You Up. I was introduced to the group and handed a demo by Light You Up's guitarist, Drew, who was tour managing A Loss For Words, and as soon as I put it in my stereo I was hooked. This band brings both the newer and older sounds that I love so much. To me, it sounds like a perfect mixture of A Loss For Words and Armor For Sleep. We're streaming the band's debut EP, Broken Jaw, which you can listen to on the band's AP.net profile. Leave your thoughts in the replies.
Maker is releasing a brand new self-titled EP on Nov. 13th through Asbestos Records in the US and Engineer Records in the UK, and today we're premiering the opening track, "Shadows." Maker has fully embraced the indie/emo sound, following in the footsteps of other site favorites like The American Scene and Transit. The band will be supporting Major League (No Sleep Records) and Turnover (Run For Cover Records) on a full US tour from Nov. 16th - Dec. 23rd where the group will be playing new material. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we're lucky enough to bring you another track from From Indian Lakes' fantastic new album, Able Bodies. The track is called "Stay Outside" and you can stream it on their AP.net profile or in the replies. I have a feeling this album will end up on a lot of people's end of the year lists so don't get caught sleeping.
In correlation with August Burns Red's release of their Christmas album, Sleddin' Hill: A Holiday Album, today we are bringing you an early holiday treat. So, start getting in the holiday spirit by hitting the replies to check out guitarist JB Brubaker's top 10 holiday songs. Then go purchase their new record.
Don't think of Lacey Caroline as the "former singer of The Best Week Ever." It wouldn't do her work justice, as she's expanding her horizons and growing into her role as a true solo artist. With influences such as Colbie Cailliat, Sara Bareilles, and Taylor Swift, she's prepared to create hook-laden pop songs with substance. We're getting the first look at her new material, premiering the track "Can You Feel It." Head to her AP.net artist profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Back To Normal, a pop-punk band from Virginia signed to Apparition Records, is releasing a new EP entitled Hold Your Own tomorrow. We are streaming the full EP on the band's AP.net profile. Head to the replies to read a track-by-track from the band and leave your thoughts as well.
Exquisite Corps' bio opens with "A tiny garage in a downtown alley. A cello, a guitar, and a voice," which immediately grabbed my attention, especially at this time of the year. Needless to say, their self-titled debut fit in perfectly with the rest of my fall playlist, and I'm happy to be able to share one of the tracks, "I Want What I Want," here on AP.net. Head to the replies to take a listen and let us know what you think. Enjoy.
I've been told today's a holiday of sorts, so what better way to celebrate it than with the most recent column from AP.net's resident doctor Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die). It's a short one this week, either because the good doctor has been celebrating Columbus Day really hard or you jabronis aren't sending in your questions in a timely matter. So make sure you submit something this week (email us your question here). As always, these are real questions from real AP.net users.
Today we have a special treat for you - we are premiering Heart To Heart's debut self-titled album on Anchor Eighty Four Records. The southern California alt punk rock band follows a blueprint similar to that of Make Do and Mend and Daylight, with sprinklings of pop punk and hardcore mixed in. Listen to the stream and leave your opinions in the replies, because we'd love to hear what you think. Maybe it's the hardcore punk kid inside me, but the song "The Turn" is my jam. Don't forget that you can purchase the album here.
Remember Nightmare of You? They've always been a favorite of the AP.net staff and we're thrilled to exclusively bring you a new song from the band's upcoming Nightmares 7" split with the punk group Nightmares For A Week. As an added bonus, we're also streaming a new NFAW song from the split as well. You can stream both songs in the replies as well as pre-order the split from Paper + Plastickhere.
Bayside is releasing Covers - Volume 1 on October 23rd through the band's own Gumshoe Records and today we're bringing you the first track from the EP. Head to the replies or the band's AP.net profile to stream their cover of The Ronettes' "Be My Baby." If you like what you hear, don't forget to pre-order the CD/merch bundles that the band is currently offering through their webstore.