Providence, Rhode Island's Monty Are I are back on the scene with a new full-length full of their adrenaline-rush-rock sound. September 22nd's Break Through The Silence is comprised of twelve power anthems replete with stadium-sized choruses. Stream in entirely on the band's AP.net Profile and let us know your thoughts. Pre-order here.
Though summer draws to an end, sunny pop-punk beats on with Hawk Nelson's fourth studio album, Live Life Loud, hitting shelves on the 22nd of this month. For a preview of the album, check out an exclusive stream of "The Job" on the band's AP.net Profile.
Thursday will release a deluxe edition of their album Common Existence this Tuesday, packaged with five unreleased songs. Interestingly, one of these is the album's title track, which you can stream now on the band's AP.net Profile. Sound off in the replies.
Moneen fans rejoice, you can now stream the band's latest adventure of an album in entirety on their AP.net Profile. The World I Want To Leave Behind is twelve tracks of roller-coaster dynamics that see the band pushing their sound further than ever without losing the appealing spontaneity that defines them. As you'd expect from a Moneen record, this one begs for another listen... and another, and another.
In the replies we've posted a music video for Saosin's new track "On My Own" fresh off of their second LP, In Search Of Solid Ground, which is due out this Tuesday, the 8th. If ya dig, a similar video for "Is This Real" can be seen here.
We Shot The Moon take the sophomore album challenge this October with their new one, A Silver Lining, as they continue to hone their blithe California pop-rock sound. On the band's AP.net Profile you'll find an exclusive stream of the track "Red Night", let us know what you think. Pre-order here.
We thought you might enjoy the sandy vocals and raw-sounding indie-punk delivery of a band who sound wise beyond their years, Static Jacks. Check out two of their brand new songs, one exclusive, on their AP.net Profile and sound off on whether they deserve some label love.
Our friends in Shining Through have posted their new EP, Shapeshifter, for free download on their AP.net Profile. Fans of Weatherbox, Criteria, and Say Anything should definitely grab this five finger discount. Also, the band's van recently caught fire, so please check out their merch store.
Sherwood know all the recipes for success, and they are now ready to share them with you. Head to the replies to check out their hilarious "Band in a Box" parody, complete with a brilliant cameo from Stephen Christian (Anberlin). Stick around until the end to hear new music from QU as well.
The Get Up Kids are releasing a 10th anniversary live CD/DVD of Something To Write Home About on September 8th, the trailer for which you can view exclusively in the replies. The whole damn thing will be streaming on MySpace tomorrow as well.
As promised, we've got an exclusive pro-shot live video of The Dear Hunter performing "Mustard Gas" at the Bowery Ballroom. Head to the replies to peep it and leave your thoughts. For lots more live music coverage, check out the Sounds of Buzz page.
Polar Bear Club are set to release ten spankin' new jams under the title, Chasing Hamburg, on September 8th. Bridge Nine hooked us up with an exclusive advance stream of the song "One Hit Back" now posted on their AP.net Profile. Thoughts?
Head to the replies to check out a pro-shot video of Gallows tearing it up on Warped Tour, in a performance that's not quite like all the others. The song is "Leeches", from the album Grey Britain. The video’s also running at Sounds of Buzz, along with other cool footage.
Today we present you with an ABSOLUTExclusivepremiere of the artwork for The Swellers' upcoming release, Ups and Downsizing. Along with the artwork, we also bring you exclusive commentary from band members Nick & Jonathan Diener, who have provided insight on the art itself and the lyrical content. Glimpse the album cover in the AP.net Gallery, and read what Nick & Jon have to say in the replies!
Our first FREE-P offering in some time also doubles as an Unsigned Showcase, as we bring you the debut release from pop craftsmen Brighter Shades. This free download of their You Shine So Bright EP contains seven pop gems filled with whimsical melody and sunny instrumentation. There's big horn arrangements, strings, woodwinds, theremin - everything short of an army of didgeridoos. So download it now on their AP.net Profile for the cost of on-the-house.
This Tuesday, Philadelphia punkers, Paint It Black, will release their new Surrender 7"/Digital EP on Fat Wreck Chords. Check out one-fourth of the action early with track #1, "Sacred", streaming exclusively on the band's AP.net Profile.
Reel Big Fish are creating a series of weekly summer tour blogs for AP.net while on the road with The English Beat and The Supervillains. Check out the first two entries (Part 1, Part 2) for a behind the scenes look at road life and band antics.
Dan Hunter of PlayRadioPlay? will be releasing his new album and double disc b-sides album this October. To hold you over until then, we're premiering a brand new song off his full-length. Stream "A Real Clever Trick Fur a Bear" on his AP.net Profile.
The Gay Blades, our favorite trash-pop duo, aren't about to let AP.net users go without providing some sort of peek into their new live DVD, Alive At The Lanes. In the replies you can see a scene from the disc - a live take of new jam "Why Winter In Detroit".
It's been a long time since we've heard anything from Hellogoodbye, but they're back and here is the first place you'll be able to hear their new single, "When We First Met," which will be on their upcoming as-of-yet untitled full-length due out later this year. Not a fan of the band's earlier work? This song will have you reconsidering what you thought you knew about the band, skipping the silly and focusing on the music. Leave a comment for the band and tell some friends to come check out the new tunes. You can use the "share" link to the right of the newspost to post to twitter, myspace, or facebook. Enjoy! ... read more
HORSE the band will be releasing their album Desperate Living on October 5th. The album will have 12 tracks including “Shapeshift”, which was recently released via 7”. You can stream "Shapeshift" now on the band's AP.net Profile and grab the 7" here.
Today we're ushering you into a hopefully awesome weekend with a new song from The Boys of Summer. The ex-That Was Something guys enlisted AJ Perdomo from The Dangerous Summer as a guest on "Get Up Get Up" to further their summery sound. Check it out on The Boys' AP.net Profile and let us know what you think!
For our newest exclusive, we are proud to team up with Third Eye Blind to bring you the "dirty" version of their video for "Don't Believe a Word." Head to the replies to rock out the way these guys intended.
Everybody put on your discovery caps and take a listen to today's Unsigned Showcase: Hotel of the Laughing Tree. If the thought of The Dear Hunter and Conor Oberst mating in the presence of Margot & The Nuclear So and So's turns you on, you might really dig this exclusive stream of the entire brand new EP, Old Dominion, on their AP.net Profile.
Looking for another taste of Anchor & Braille's beautiful new record, Felt? Head on over to the band's AP.net profile for an exclusive stream of the new song "Summer Tongues." Like what you hear? The record is available for pre-order here.
The ABSOLUTExclusive department will yet again answer all your prayers tomorrow when we bring you an exclusive premiere of a brand new As Tall As Lions track plucked from their August 18th release, You Can't Take It With You. Don't miss it! Pre-order packages are now available.
Set Your Goals have offered us some unique insight into their latest lyrical offerings on This Will Be The Death Of Us. In the replies you will find both the lyrics and the song meanings for the record's first four tracks. Stay tuned for the remainder.
Rx Bandits will be playing a few acoustic in store sessions while out on tour, so in honor of those, we have an exclusive acoustic video of the guys rocking an impromptu cover of "No Scrubs" before they launch into their own stuff. Head to the replies for the video goodness and in store details.
Ambient-rock quintet and past Absolute 100 featuree, The Cast Before The Break, are set to release their sophomore effort, Still, on August 18th. To hear two exclusive tracks from the disc, head to the band's AP.net Profile and stream away.
Body of Land is the debut solo album from Brendan Rivera, guitarist and songwriter for Looking Glass Wars (part of 2008's Absolute 100), and let's just say, the kid has got it. Do yourself a favor and stream the entire album on his AP.net Profile, then let us know what you think!
Notorious "Sex & Candy" induldgers Marcy Playground just released Leaving Wonderland...in a fit of rage yesterday. If you want to hear what these talented alt-rockers are up to, hit their AP.net Profile to stream three songs from the record, one you can only find on AP.net.
Paramore and VersaEmerge have recently reminded us how dynamic female-fronted pop-rock can be, and now comes a contender for the third spot in the triad, Speakeasy Tiger. On their AP.net Profile you can check out three tracks, one exclusive to us, displaying the group's Hayley-like vocal prowess and invigorating melodies.
Fearless is set to release Eye Alaska's new full-length, Genesis Underground, this Tuesday. The record is a pop-rock trip with refreshing tints of Rnb and hip-hop, and can be streamed in entirety on the band's AP.net Profile.
Meese are set to release their debut album, Broadcast, on Atlantic Records this Tuesday. Stream the exclusive premiere of "Count Me Out" on the band's AP.net Profile and catch them on tour this summer with Jack's Mannequin and Copeland.