Today we're featuring a stream of a new track from Pittsburgh, PA's Nevada Color. The indie rock outfit are releasing the single "New Mexico" to hold fans over until they record their new record, which you can help fund on Kickstarter. Listen to "New Mexico" in the replies.
Living Phantoms is the new project of Will Benoit, singer and guitarist of Constants, and today they released their Shiver EP via The Mylene Sheath. I've spent the past few hours sitting here working while enjoying the great view of my snow-covered neighbourhood (Canada eh), and this EP could not have hit my speakers at a better time; this beautiful and ethereal music is just perfect, and I can't decide if it's a good thing that I'm completely lost in these melodies the way I am right now, but I would be lying if I said that I'm not loving every minute of it. "The Mylene Sheath strikes again!" were my first thoughts, and I feel even more convinced now that this will end up being one of my...
Out of Sacramento, Wrings have only been together for just over a year. However, they've already been on the road with the likes of The Neighbourhood and AWOLNATION in that time. The band recently released a new EP, Phases, and we're excited to stream a track from it - "Before I Went Away." Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it.
Think Foster The People meets Arctic Monkeys and throw in some elements of Imagine Dragons. Cleveland, OH's Captain Kidd is creating a serious buzz (with several sold out hometown headline shows and their new single "Freaky Love" has legitimate mainstream potential. Don't get deterred because of the song name. I guarantee you that you'll immediately start dancing in your seat. This song is a poppy and catchy as they come. Listen to it in the replies.
Today we're giving away a free download of The Moms' song, "Bedtime." The band has a new 7" available for pre-order via Paper + Plastick and will have a new full-length out in November. You can download the song and check out some tour dates in the replies.
Boxer (Richmond, VA) has teamed up with Eyes Wide (Hollidaysburg, PA) to record a split EP, which was released today and we're streaming it for you. Boxer enlisted the help of Will Yip (Title Fight, Turnover) while Eyes Wide collaborated with Vince Ratti (Tigers Jaw, Balance & Composure) and the end result is a mix of melodic hardcore and 90s alternative rock. The split will be co-released on vinyl later this summer via Meadowbrook Records and Reveille Records. You can listen to the split in the replies.
Although the band is less than a year year, Moose Blood are already making a name for themselves in the the UK - and now they're ready to invade America. We're happy to announce that the emo outfit will team up with Departures for a a split 7" this summer via No Sleep Records, with Fist in the Air Records handling the UK/European release. Until then, you can stream Moose Blood's recent EP, Moving Home, in the replies. It's like a combination of Brand New's Deja Entendu, The Get Up Kids' Something to Write Home About and American Football's self-titled.
The Directive is a young up-and-coming pop-punk band from Michigan that is trying to carve its place into the over-saturated genre. With the release of its new EP, I Hope This Helps, the band puts out its most ambitious work to date. Although the EP was released, we're streaming the EP in full. You can listen to it in the replies.
Today we're bringing you a featured stream of Stars In Stereo's new Self-Titled album. The band has been touring non-stop and continually growing as musicans after the death of their former band. You can stream the album in the replies and leave your thoughts.
Today's featured stream comes from Toronto-based pop-punkers Live The Story, who released their latest EP The Overcoming yesterday. Hit the replies or the band's AP.net profile to take a listen to the six-track collection, and be sure to snag it from iTunes if you're digging it.
Today we're excited to bring a stream of Bone & Marrow, the debut full-length from Alcoa - otherwise known as the side project of Defeater frontman Derek Archambault. Head over to the band's AP.net profile to give this album a listen, and while you're at it, be sure to read Drew's review of the record. Enjoy!
Today we are celebrating the release of Iceage's brand new album You're Nothing which is out this week via Matador Records. We teased you with the album track "In Haze" last week but now you can head over to the band's AP.net Profile to stream the record in its entirety. To get an idea of what to expect check out Kelly's album review and don't miss out on one of the best albums of the year so far.
Today we're featuring up and coming Rochester, NY based rapper AJ Curry for his song "Cloud 9." The track features the soothing vocals of Nick Thompson and was produced by Kevin Mahoney of Hit The Lights. Head to his AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
We've got an afternoon stream for you guys tonight in the form of All Time Low's cover of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." The song appears on Hopeless Records' Love Is Hopeless Compilation, which just came out today. Check out All Time Low's very pop-punk take on the song on their AP.net Profile or in the replies, and pick up the 10-track compilation (which also features We Are The In Crowd, Yellowcard and more) for $4.99 right here.
We have one more featured stream for you as well today, and that's the new EP Orange from Diamond Youth, which you can bump over at the band's AP.net profile. It's in stores today and you can pick it up here. Jason Gardner had some nice things to say about the EP as well in his review.
The Bronx's new album IV hits stores today (pick it up here) and we are featuring a stream of the album over at the band's AP.net profile. While you're checking that out, make sure you read Scott Weber's review as well.
Today I want to spotlight a track called "Hear Our Song" from an incredible band called Safe from NY. Channeling the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Hot Rod Circuit, and Hey Mercedes, Safe is a throwback to early 2000s emo-rock that I love so much. I'm sure many of the site's more seasoned readers will appreciate the band as well. The band just released its debut full-length Cinematic Ocean which you can grab on iTunes and make sure you listen to "Hear Our Song" on the group's AP.net profile. Leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we're streaming the new EP from melodic British outfit A Tale of Two Cities. New Horizons can be found on the band's AP.net profile and if you enjoyed the grandeur of the new Young Gunsrecord this four-track effort is well worth a listen. There's also a track-by-track guide to the EP from the band themselves in the replies.
Casting Curses is a hardcore band from upstate NY that just released its new album Validation. Today, we're bringing you a listen of "Thrashmir," a barn-burner of a track that calls to mind more of the melodic sounds of Every Time I Die while maintaining a heavy edge with a hardcore based style that has emerged in acts like Stray From The Path. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we are streaming San Francisco indie band Owl Paws' new EP entitled Carry On on Urban Scandal Records. The group's new 6 track EP combines the poppy influences of Young Statues, the guitar work of twinkly emo bands like American Football or The Appleseed Cast, and even throws in a dash of Anathallo-style composition. Head to the band's AP.net profile to stream the EP and leave your thoughts in the replies. The release is available digitally and on vinyl.
Today we are bringing you a stream of Treebeard's upcoming EP, Here Are The Answers. The band's sound is reminiscent of Circa Survive with a hardened edge. The EP drops next Tuesday so give it a listen and purchase a copy if you dig it.
Today we're streaming a new All Human song called "Utah." It's from the upcoming full length Catholic Guilt Or The Queerest Of Thoughts. If you're unfamiliar, All Human is the solo project of Adam Rupert, former guitarist/vocalist of Fear Before. You can listen to the song on his AP.net profile and can buy the single here.
Jocelyn are a brand new pop-rock band from Iowa City, Iowa and they recently put out their debut release, To You and Yours, this past June (which can be purchased on iTunes here). Produced by Kevin Gates (Cady Groves, Never Shout Never, The Ready Set), this infectious five song EP should not go unnoticed. You can stream it in its entirety on their AP Profile. For fans of: Cartel, Artist vs Poet, The Downtown Fiction.
Earlier this week, we premiered a new song from The Stellar Life. After looking through the comments, the band wanted to dispel the negative ideas being said there. So, they've asked for us to stream another new song, "Nineteen." Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we are streaming Benjamin Henderson's new EP Fortunes. The singer-songwriter from San Jose has been creating a buzz for himself opening up for River City Extension this summer. Head to his AP.net profile to stream the six song EP and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today, I could not be any more excited to bring you guys a stream of one of the very best records of 2012. Make Do and Mend has come a long way since 2010's End Measured Mile, and the release of Everything You Ever Loved provides validation that the band's struggles and triumphs have resulted in something fantastic. The album ranges from the aggression of MDAM's earlier music to more Jimmy Eat World and Foo Fighters-influenced sounds, as Drew noted in his great 9.5/10 review, and ultimately this is an album you don't want to miss out on. So head to their AP.net Profile to stream the whole record, and be sure to check back tomorrow or Wednesday for our Too Long; Do Read feature on the band.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, members of Trapped Under Ice, Terror and Down to Nothing were able to come together to form Diamond. Unlike the blistering hardcore of its members' other projects, Diamond plays '90s-style alternative rock a la Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. The band's debut EP, Don't Lose Your Cool, was self-released last year, and today it makes its debut on vinyl via Black Numbers. You can stream the album on their AP.net profile. If you like what you hear, download it for free here and pick up a copy of the record here.
Today we are streaming the track "Red Lights" from The Swellers recent 7" release Vehicle City Blues. Sure, we know the vinyl was released already, but who doesn't mind a little bit of The Swellers during their day? The band has a couple more weeks left of tour before they head back into the studio to record a new album. Head to the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we're bringing you the full-length debut from Winnipeg pop-punk trio Dangercat. Where I'll Be will be released tomorrow through The Newform Label and you can stream it right now on the band's AP.net profile. If you're into bands like Living With Lions and Banner Pilot, there's a good chance you might like this. The band will also be playing some Canadian shows in June and you can check the dates in the replies.
This Day and Age recently released Always Leave the Ground on vinyl through American Dream Records. Since the stellar album came out way back in 2004, originally on One Eleven Records, we've partnered up with the band and label to bring you a full stream of the record to refresh your memory. Check out the stream on the band's AP.net Profile and if you like what you hear, it's available to order now. Reminisce about the album in the replies, or if you're just hearing it for the first time, leave your thoughts.
Today Animal Kingdom released their sophomore album The Looking Away via Mom + Pop, which was produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes). The band has yet to receive the attention that they deserve in North America, so we're celebrating the release of their new record by streaming it in its entirety on their AP.net profile. Don't know the band? Think the lovechild of Coldplay, Snow Patrol and classic Brit pop and you get the idea. In other words, this is a perfect record for these spring nights, so go take a listen and let us know what you think. If you like what you hear, make sure to support the band. Enjoy.
We're super stoked this week to bring you a stream of the new Our Lady Peace album Curve, available April 17. You can check it out over at the band's AP.net profile. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the replies, and if you like what you hear be sure to pick it up next Tuesday.
Today we're streaming Tim Barry's new record, which will be released through Chunksaah tomorrow. Head to the AP.net profile to listen to 40 Miler and let us know what you think in the replies. We also asked Barry some questions and you can read the interview over here.
Today we're delighted and equally privileged to bring you a featured stream of the debut full-length from Australian quartet, The Jezabels. The band have been making serious waves as of late, and the official US release of Prisoner should only further heighten that sense of momentum. It's a truly lovely album full of gorgeous melodies, and I certainly encourage you all to give it a moment of your time. Head on over to their AP.net profile in order to stream the release in its entirety. Leave your thoughts in the replies, and most importantly, enjoy the album.
Stuck in the Austin airport isn't exactly an ideal location, but listening to If These Trees Could Talk's new album Red Forest, which was released today, is certainly helping. The album is making me feel so emotionally engaged that I feel lost in my own little world. To say that this is a step-up from their debut Above the Earth, Below The Sky almost feels wrong given how great that record is, but the band has truly outdone themselves this time. So without further ado, why don't you join me in this musical euphoric journey by streaming the album on their AP.net profile? If you enjoy instrumental rock, chances are that you will fall in love with this also. So take a listen and let us know...
Today we're bringing you a stream of Cheap Girls' third full length, and their first one for Rise Records, Giant Orange on their AP.net profile. The album was produced by Tom Gabel of Against Me!, who describes the band as an authentic Midwestern punk-rock band similar to the likes of The Replacements and Smoking Popes. If you consider yourself a fan of either of those bands but have yet to listen to Cheap Girls' catchy tunes, please take a moment to do so now. This is one of the first records of its kind that has been able to hold my attention in quite a while -- it's just the perfect blend of punk-rock and power-pop. Enjoy.
Ben Kweller has just released his fifth studio album, Go Fly a Kite, on his very own label, The Noise Company. If you're a longtime fan, you're going to love hearing all of Kweller's influences meshed into his own unique sound. And if you're new to his music, then this album is a great place to start; it's a catchy and infectious, yet profound, record that does not rely on cheesy lyrics. So head over to his AP.net profile to stream the album in its entirety and let us know what you think. Enjoy.
There's nothing I love more than having a gorgeous album keep me company during cold winter days such as this. And Lake Forest, which is fronted by The Wilderness of Manitoba's Will Whitwham, has recorded just that -- the perfect winter album. Whitwham's soothing vocals flawlessly complement the beautiful harmonies found in Silver Skies, making this album one of the best I've heard in quite a while. So head over to their AP.net profile to stream this album, which comes out next week, in its entirety. This comes highly recommended if you enjoy folk music, so make sure to take a listen. Enjoy.
I hope you're not feeling too overwhelmed with all of our musical treats today, because we are now bringing you the best one yet: Lazerbeak's album Lava Bangers can now be streamed in full on his AP.net profile. Go take a listen and fall in love with this stunning instrumental hip-hop album that the entire AP.net staff has been drooling over the past few weeks. And as always, make sure to pick up the record if you like what you hear. Enjoy.
Today we're thrilled to bring you an exclusive stream of The Decoration's debut EP titled, Anywhere Is Home. Featuring Ex-Ellington vocalist, Jake Bosci and talented violinist, Rhian Thomas, this is one of the cutest, catchiest and most absorbing EP's to be released in recent memory. Head on over to their AP.net profile in order to stream the album in its entirely, and make sure you check back this evening for our official review. Leave your thoughts in the replies, and more importantly, enjoy the release.
Sep7ember is a punk band from Germany trying to resurrect an old school punk sound from the 80s on their recently released record Strange Ways Of Going Home. Although not normally a band you would find on here, the song "I Hate NY" stood out and felt that it should be given some recognition. You can stream "I Hate NY" in the replies.
Red City Radio recently released a split 7" with The Gamits, which saw each band release a new song and a cover. Today, we're streaming the new Red City Radio song on their AP.net Profile, called "We Know Who We Are, Who the Fuck Are You?" If you were a fan of the group's debut LP, The Dangers of Standing Still, you should be sure to check out this track. The 7" can be ordered here.
Today we've got a stream of Red City Radio's The Dangers of Standing Still, which came out earlier this year on Paper + Plastick Records. The second installment of the label's 12 Days of Streams, where a different 2011 release is streaming every weekday leading up to Christmas, Red City Radio's debut LP for P+P garnered a positive review earlier this year from our very own Matthew Tsai. Head to their AP.net Profile to stream the record in its entirety, and if you like what you hear, you can download a three-song sampler of the album from P+P for free. All of those who download the sampler will be entered into a contest to win a vinyl version of the record.