Up and coming New Jersyans Bright and Early will release their debut EP, Louder Than Words, on June 15th, but you can stream the whole thing on their AP.net profile. Featuring former The High Court vocalist John Browne and a DIY ethic, the band is sure to please fans of pop punk before the scene was dominated by fashion. Make sure you pick it up if you like what you hear, because half of the proceeds are being donated to VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
Rookie of the Year's new album The Most Beautiful doesn't come out until next week, but an exclusive stream of new song "Stars Fade Blue," is available on the band's AP.net profile. The Most Beautiful includes contributions from Relient K's Matthew Thiessen, Andrew Goldstein of The Friday Night Boys and The Juliana Theory's Brett Detar.
Those boys in The Fold are at it again. Head over to their AP.net profile to hear an exclusive new tune entitled "Can't Stop Twittering", a parody of Weezer's "Can't Stop Partying". Follow the band on Twitter to be the first to see the music video for the song later this week. Also check the replies for their new tour dates.
Silverstein's highly anticipated live CD/DVD, Decade (Live At The El Mocambo), doesn't come out until next week, but we have an exclusive clip of the band performing "My Heroine." Watch the video in the replies and pick up the release on June 8th.
Tidal Arms will release their debut 7" this summer, but you can hear the first song, "Hair and Teeth", on their AP.net Profile. The Brooklyn-based group may have some familiar faces, but their psychedelic rock sound is a departure.
Masters of the pop-rock hook, Rooney, burst back onto the scene with their new album Eureka, hitting stores June 8th. We've got the premiere of "You're What I'm Looking For" on the band's AP.net Profile, and if I may say so, it's shoo shoo shakin'. Sorry... I kinda had to.
Head over to Grown Ups' AP.net profile to download an unreleased demo called "Are You Kitten Me?" The song features guest vocals from Motion City Soundtrack's Justin Pierre. The band's full length debut, More Songs, is out now via Big Scary Monsters.
Freshly signed to No Sleep Records, I Call Fives are gearing up to release their Bad Advice EP on the 25th. We've got the entire record streaming now on the band's AP.net Profile, so get your aural sneak peak and pre-order for only $4 here. Has the Drive Thru torch been passed to No Sleep?
The latest clip added to our youtube channel features Tom Gabel of Against Me! discussing why the group's fans are particularly endearing. If you count yourself among them, the band's new album, White Crosses, can be yours on June 8th. Tom Gabel will also be chatting with us live, 5/20 at 1pm PST / 4pm EST.
4/5 of the members of The Story So Far may still be in high school, but they are already making waves in the pop punk scene. Their new EP, While You Were Sleeping, comes out May 11th via Pure Noise, but you can hear it now on their AP.net profile.
Epitaph Records will release Veara's new full-length effort, What We Left Behind, on May 25th. The closing track on the record, "Getting Kicked in the Face Has Never Been So Much Fun", is now streaming on the band's AP.net Profile, featuring one of the bigger choruses you're bound to hear this summer. Dig it? Pre-order with an exclusive t-shirt here.
Framing Hanley are set to release A Promise to Burn on May 25th via Silent Majority Group. For a hint at what's to come on their sophomore effort, check out our stream of "Back to Go Again" on the band's AP.net Profile.
It's on. We are overjoyed to announce in this exclusive interview that The Graduate has signed to a new label. Moreover, as you read this, the band is driving to the studio to finish their second full-length. Let us raise our glasses...
In case you needed another kick in the pants to pre-orderThe Way I Fell In or to pick it up this coming Tuesday, we have another exclusive song stream from The Morning Of over on their AP.net profile. "I Know You Know" has to be one of the most brilliant vocal displays you will hear all year, so don't miss out on this song or the album as a whole.
A Loss For Words are one of the hardest working, most genuine bands in the scene. They recently signed with Paper + Plastick, who will release the their covers album, Motown Classics, on May 11th. Head to the band's AP.net profile to hear an exclusive stream of the band's version of The Temptation's "My Girl".
Free Energy have just recorded a brand new track titled "C'mon Let's Dance" which you can now stream exclusively on their AP.net profile. If you enjoyed their debut Stuck On Nothing, which we streamed a few weeks ago, then you're in for a treat. Enjoy.
As I was checking the stream to make sure everything sounded fine, I found myself getting carried away and forgot to make this news post. That's how good MONO's new live album Holy Ground: NYC Live is. This album doesn't come out until April 27th, but we now have an exclusive stream of it for you. Head over to their AP.net profile to listen to it in its entirety and get ready to be blown away. This is post-rock at its finest, as are all their albums, so if you have yet to check them out, please do so now. Don't forget to purchase the album (which comes with a DVD) on Temporary Residence when you're done listening. Enjoy.
I often hear that we should cover more hardcore on the site, so I've procured an ABSOLUTExclusive stream of Continuance's new album, Carry Ourselves. If you dig melodic hardcore, head over to the band's AP.net profile to hear the album. It hits stores April 27th via Rise Records - but I assure you they don't sound like a typical Rise artist.
It's getting warm out there folks... and you know what that means? Yes, it's time for effervescent pop-rock that references California, sunshine, and ocean waves. Sing It Loud are here to acknowledge this time-honored tradition with "Sugar Sweet", their new single from May 11th's Everything Collide. Check out an exclusive acoustic rendition on our Youtube channel, and stream the original track here.
Richmond, Virginia's The Riot Before won't release their latest album, Rebellion, until April 27th on Paper+Plastick. However, you lucky so-and-so's can stream an exclusive track from the record right now on the band's AP.net profile. If you like gritty Midwestern-bred punk rock in the vein of the Menzingers or Banner Pilot, then check out "A Good Sense of Style" here.
Our Last Night will return May 4th with We Will All Evolve, their third full-length release. Staying true to their name, they mesh singing, screaming, sentiment, and sweet riffs as if it literally were the last night of the world. Proof is on their AP.net Profile where you can stream a pretty epic track called "Across The Ocean".
One might complain that our exclusives can tend to rest comfortably on the softer side of the spectrum. However, today's is a kick in the teeth courtesy of LA's letlive. Head over to the band's AP.net profile to stream the kickass new track "H. Ledger" off their upcoming album, Fake History, out April 13th on Tragic Hero Records. If you dig, drop some coin on the pre-order.
The idiosyncratic buzzing and keyboard wails of Wild Orchid Children make a comeback on the group's first full-length release, Wild Orchid Children are Alexander Supertramp. For a taste of what they've been cooking up since 2008's debut EP, hit their AP.net Profile to stream "Peyote Coyote."
Secret and Whisper will release their sophomore full-length, Teenage Fantasy, on April 6th via Tooth and Nail records. We've got an unreleased track from the disc streaming on the band's AP.net Profile exclusively, offering a Saosin vibe with some metal-inspired guitar work. Pre-order the record here, and let us know your thoughts.
Today, we have something special. River City Extension from New Jersey are releasing their full-length, The Unmistakable Man, on May 11th, but you can stream the whole damn thing on their AP.net Profile. It's a folky hodgepodge of blues, classic punk rock and orchestral indie rock that's, in short, really good. Listen and tell us what you think.
Fans of American folk, this FREE-P is for you. Moonshine Matinee, a new act making Tennessee proud, are kindly offering their debut EP Two Nineteen for free on their AP.net Profile. After downloading, you can read my review of the EP right here. If you're looking to add some good old Americana heartiness to your music diet, look no further.
Think you know Rise Records? Think again. The label's latest release comes from the progressive post-hardcore outfit pmtoday. Head over to the band's AP.net profile for an ABSOLUTExclusive stream of the album, In Medias Res, which hits stores April 6th.
Our newest ABSOLUTExclusive is a big one. We are proud to bring you a stream of The Morning Of's "Heaven or Hell" - a gorgeous new song featuring Aaron Marsh of Copeland. Head to the band's AP.net profile to stream the goodness. You can pre-order The Way I Fell In, out May 4th, from Tragic Hero or Lab Records.
Many of you seemed excited when we posted about Annuals' upcoming Sweet Sister EP last month, so we are now proud to bring you an exclusive stream of it on their AP.net profile. This is the perfect spring album - it's upbeat, catchy and full of gorgeous melodies, so make sure to check it out. The tracks "Sweet Sister" and "Flash and Blood" will make you want to sing along in no time. So go listen and don't forget to pre-order it.
For our latest video exclusive, we are proud to bring you the premiere of Paper Route's awesome music video for "Gutter." The track is off the band's latest release, Absence. Read more about the creation of the video here, check it out for yourself in the replies or on our youtube channel.
Lovedrug might have lost some of you with The Sucker Punch Show, but they are definitely back. The band will now be releasing a series of EPs leading up to their fourth record, and we want to give you a free taste. Click here to download the new mp3 "Pink Champagne" - if you like what you hear, grab the first EP now on iTunes or predorder the CD/vinyl versions on the band's website.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day right by listening to the Celtic stylings of Flatfoot 56. We have an ABSOLUTExclusive stream of the folk punkers' upcoming album, Black Thorn, on their AP.net profile. The album hits stores March 30th via Old Shoe Records. Also don't forget to enter our contest to win a trip to the band's album release show.
Tooth & Nail's Queens Club are premiering their new music video for the toe-tap inducing single "Less Talk" on the AP.net Youtube Channel. Head there, rock out, subscribe if you're cool, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Following up the infectiously sunny Build It Up, One for the Team are back with a decidedly more rocking effort. Head to the band's AP.net profile to stream Ghosts, the killer new album from these young Minnesotans. If you like what you hear, pick it up tomorrow.
Mark Hoppus thinks you should check out Neon Trees, and we obviously agree. Head on over to the band's AP.net profile for an exclusive stream of the new song "1983." Habits is set for release on March 16th.
Today's Unsigned Showcase brings you a song stream and EP download from a group of 18-19 year olds from Orange County called Brothers at Sea. Head on over to their AP.net's profile to check out their EP, This Is A Redemption Melody.
Head over to We Are the Union's AP.net profile to hear an exclusive new song entitled "One Million Motors". The track will appear on the pop-punk/ska group's upcoming album, Great Leaps Forward, due out March 30th via Paper + Plastick. Preorder it here.
Iceland continues to produce some of the most talented musicians around and Seabear are no exception. Sindri (Sin Fang Bous) returns with Seabear to bring us their sophomore effort We Built A Fire, a beautifully crafted album with gorgeous melodies that will draw you in and hold your attention until it's done. And then you'll want to listen to it again. So without wasting further time, you should head over to their AP.net profile to find out for yourself because we have an exclusive stream of the album. If you like what you hear, don't forget to purchase it when you're done listening.
The Seams (made up of previous Down To Earth Approach bandmates, Jonathan Lullo and Dan Shepard) will release their new full-length - Spanish American - for free digitally March 9th, but we're just not that patient. Head to the band's AP.net Profile to get the new song scoop and enjoy "If You Don't Call". Discussion party in the replies.
The Scenic will be heading back into the studio in April to record their new album. But in the meantime, head over to the band’s AP.net profile to check out an exclusive new demo named “Uh Oh” that they recorded with Mike Watts. Sound off in the replies with your thoughts.
Halifax recently posted "Breathe", from their upcoming Align EP, on Facebook, and now they're leaking a second track exclusively to AP.net readers. You can stream "Tonight" on the band's AP.net Profile now, and grab the digital-only EP on April 6th.
If you have been looking forward to Balmorhea's upcoming release Constellations, then you will be happy to know that the wait is over. Constellations doesn't come out until next Tuesday, but you can now stream it exclusively on their AP.net profile. There is no better time to listen to this - it's cold out there and most of you are covered in snow. So grab some hot chocolate and relax while listening to yet another beautiful album by this talented Austin band. As usual, please make sure to pre-order the album if you enjoy it.
While the dead of winter certainly has most of us in its cold, unforgiving grip, we'd like to bring about a little sunshine to cheer everyone up. That is why we are happy to bring you an exclusive stream of One for the Team's newest single, "Hard for You." The track comes off the band's upcoming release, Ghosts, which will see the light of day on March 16th. Head over to the band's AP.net profile and bask in the glow of one of 2010's catchiest offerings (and grab it Tuesday on iTunes).