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It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Kyle HuntingtonMarika Hackman for the folk who enjoy Laura Marling, Sivu for Bombay Bicycle Club x Bright Eyes and Honeyblood for Best Coast with a Glaswegian edge.
Alex DiVincenzoThe Wonder Years' The Greatest Generation World Tour is an early contender for best show of the year.
Ryan DennehyFuture and Rick and Morty are all I will ever need in life.
Anthony SorendinoGo check out Gregory Robson's review of The Colourist's self titled album and check out this...
Jason Tate on 04/20/14 - 01:00 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 04/20/14 - 06:35 AM
Today marks the 10th anniversary of A Wilhelm Scream's Mute Print and The Spill Canvas' Sunsets & Car Crashes.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/20/14 - 08:18 PM
Blackbear is now streaming his new album, The Afterglow, which you can stream in the replies. You can check out our interview about the album here.
Jake Denning on 04/20/14 - 02:45 PM
Head to the replies to see this week's UK Music Round-Up.
Andy Biddulph on 04/20/14 - 07:42 AM
That's right, Copeland will be doing an AMA on the site this Tuesday at 8pm EST. This is the first time the band's openly talking about getting back together, the new album and everything else that is Copeland. The last time the band did one was over five years ago, so be sure to make it around this time, who knows when the next one will be. Don't forget to pre-order the band's new album, Ixora, to have extra special treatment as well (this is a joke). To celebrate, post your favorite Copeland songs in the replies and let's rejoice!
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/19/14 - 06:02 PM
Josh Chambers, formerly of The Sloppy Meateaters, is working on a documentary about the band. He's looking for people to interview for the documentary and you can read the message from Josh below.
"Fruitless Misadventures: The Story of a Pop Punk Poser Sellout" is the story of the DIY southern pop punk band the sloppy meateaters. 10 years, 13 tours, 5 albums, 100s of songs, from shows in the living room to the Warped Tour SME roamed the Earth for nearly a decade before admitting defeat & calling it quits in 2007. When asked to define a warped tour band Kevin Lyman said, the sloppy meateaters. If you would like to be interviewed on Skype for the documentary please get in touch ASAP,
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 04:18 PM
Chiodos' Record Store Day 7" tunes have found their way online.

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Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 04:11 PM
Check the replies to see John Mayer covering Beyonce's "XO" in Australia.

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Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 04:08 PM
Circa Survive's tune, "Bad Heart," can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 04:06 PM
Bruce Springsteen has posted some info about his Record Store Day release.
American Beauty is a collection of songs I cut at home. Upon revisiting them for High Hopes I recognized their potential and Ron Aniello and I worked on them until we’d turned them into the music before you. In the song “American Beauty,” I get to sing in a part of my range I don’t often visit and that along with its ‘guitar wall of sound’ gives it a little ‘exile on E Street’ power. “Mary Mary” is a lovely mystery, a small piece of heartbreak poetry that sneaks up on you with its slippery grove, punctuated string section and spectral lyrics. It came closest to making the High Hopes cut. “Hurry Up Sundown” is a...
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 03:43 PM
Last year, Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) took his non-profit organization Heartsupport on the road with the Warped Tour. They're working hard on being able to return this summer, and they're currently accepting donations to be able to achieve this goal. For more information, check out my interview with Jake from last summer.
Jake Denning on 04/19/14 - 12:29 PM
Vox reports on a study that looks at how country music is happy in bad times, sad in good times ... and pop-music is the opposite.
The researchers behind the study, Coastal Carolina University's Terry Pettijohn and Southern Mississippi's Donald Sacco, take as their dataset the Billboard country songs of the year from 1946 to 2008. They used text analysis software, and manual chord analysis and tempo measurement, to identify lyrical themes and musical properties of the songs. They then compared their findings to an index measuring the overall well-being of society, using indicators like unemployment, inflation, personal income growth, the suicide and homicide rates, the divorce rate, and...
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 12:11 PM
The NBA playoffs start today and the NHL is in full-swing ... if you like talking sports (or like reading Drew rants), check out our sports forums.
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 11:47 AM
This has to be the first time Matchbook Romance have been included on a playlist since Thomas was trying to woo girls with his mixtapes, but our friends at WashedUpEmo has put together the "definitive emo playlist" for Billboard.
Tom Mullen, director, digital marketing at Legacy Recordings/Sony Music, has taken the Executive Playlist to a whole other level--albeit a completist Emo level. Here, with 312 songs spanning 19 hours and 43 minutes of angsty melodicism ranging from Texas is the Reason to Taking Back Sunday to Pinback and beyond, this intense compilation culled from his WashedUpEmo.com blog will leave you exhilarated and perhaps by its end emotionally spent.
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 11:45 AM
United Nations' Never Mind The Bombings Here’s Your Six Figures has been re-pressed.
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 11:41 AM
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong joined The Replacements' on stage at Coachella. Hit the replies for some video clips.
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 11:39 AM
TMZ is reporting that Gwen Stefani will be taking over for Christina Aguilera on the seventh season of The Voice.
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 11:37 AM
Hit the replies to hear Sunny Day Real Estate's new song "Lipton Witch."
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 11:35 AM
Brand New opened their set in Manchester by covering Nine Inch Nails "Wish" -- a video can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 11:32 AM
Watch a video of Marika Hackman performing "Deep Green" live in the replies. The Deaf Heat EP is available now.
Kyle Huntington on 04/19/14 - 05:14 AM
Watch Barren Womb's new video for "Live Fast, Die" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 04/18/14 - 09:33 PM
Read an article on Somos called "As emo revives, Somos revamps" on The Boston Globe.
“I think we were just lucky with the timing,” Haggerty explained of their being lumped into the emo resurgence. “Right around the time we started the band that all happened. We’re not haters of the emo revival, it means there are a lot more kids coming to shows. But I think we’re more of a crossover band, I don’t think we’re a typical emo band. We take pride in having a pop punk-emo-indie crossover. I like the idea of moving forward and creating something new. I like to think that’s where we’re at.”
Ryan Gardner on 04/18/14 - 09:31 PM
Read my review and check out my photos of the sold out Worcester, MA stop of The Wonder Years's The Greatest Generation World Tour with Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, and Modern Baseball.
The Greatest Generation World Tour is yet another testament to why The Wonder Years are the gold standard for the genre. Between their honest songs, their tight stage presence, their rabid fanbase and even the bands they surround themselves with, The Wonder Years have set the bar impossibly high for any other band hoping to take the pop-punk throne.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/18/14 - 01:38 PM
Today's edition of AbsolutePlaylist is brought to you by me, so it's not like any of the other ones since I am a deviant. Currently I date a girl who I went to high school with, but she didn't like me in high school despite some of the best-curated mix CDs ever given to anyone on the planet. I had seen the movie High Fidelity and she hadn't, so how is it possible that this best-laid plan didn't work? Today we investigate this further with a playlist of songs that I actually put on mix CDs for a girl that I liked in high school, complete with commentary. It's in the replies, of course.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/18/14 - 12:59 PM
Well, if you're not busy discussing if Record Store Day has been ruined, there are some cool releases coming out. Plus, I say getting outside to visit your local record store with some friends is as good an excuse as any (vinyl and beer is the secret to long living). We've created this open thread to discuss all the releases for this year. We'll keep it open throughout the weekend to post about what you've found and picked up and/or share any other deals that show up. Check the first post for some thoughts from staff on what they're looking to grab this year.
Jason Tate on 04/18/14 - 12:32 PM
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