The UK emo act Crash of Rhinos, who released the excellent and overlooked Knots last year, have broken up. Knots is still up for "name your price" on their bandcamp and a repress of the vinyl is currently available through Topshelf Records, so grab it and realize what you've been missing out on.
It is with with regret we have to tell you all that Crash is no more. We've had some incredible times. Some of the best times, met some of the best people, played with some of the best bands. Thank you to to anyone who bought Distal and/or Knots, shared them, came to see us live, bought a shirt, or gave us a place to stay. You're the people that really made it work whilst it worked.
Home, Like Noplace Is There, the stunning new record from The Hotelier, is available for purchase and instant download for only $6 right now via Bandcamp. You also can pre-order it on vinyl, but hurry because there are only fifty copies of the first pressing left. All vinyl pre-orders come with an instant digital download. Do it now, this record is fantastic. The album hits iTunes 2/25. Also be sure to check out my review of the album here.
Check out a new four-track EP from Bring Thunder over at Bandcamp. Fans of Ty Segall should take note, as should fans of great music by AP.net members as our very own SmeezyBeezy played everything on the EP except bass.
Holographic Sands have a new EP out today via Forged Artifacts, a Twin Cities-based independent record label. The EP is called Water Bodies and you can buy it and stream it on Bandcamp. You can also stream "Take Off" from the EP in the replies.
The Appleseed Castwere in a nasty van wreck a few days ago in Kansas. Thankfully no one was hurt, but the band's trailer was destroyed along with several pieces of gear. For more information and to learn what you can to do help, head here.
Hammock have released a new song, "From the Dust... We Ran to Greet the Dawn", for free on their bandcamp profile. If you enjoy it, definitely feel free to pay more than the minimum. There is also a 20% off sale for everything on their bandcamp until January 21. To claim the discount, after selecting "Buy Now", click "Have a discount code?", enter the word "hammock" in the box and click "apply".
Punchline's first record ever, How To Get Kicked Out of the Mall, is now legally available for the first time ever in digital format for pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp. It's being released as part of the band's 15-year anniversary.
The Motel Life's song, "Alva," is featured on the MTV show “Caged” and is available for a free download on the show’s website. To celebrate this, the band’s current full length, Retreat, is available for “pay what you want” on Bandcamp.