San Francisco's Worth Taking are self-releasing their sophomore album, Hangman, next Friday, February 12th. We're debuting their new single, "Make This Right" in the replies. Influenced by the likes of Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World and Foo Fighters, the group has been aptly described as “punk enough for you, but still pop enough for your mom." If you like what you can hear, you can pre-order the digital album for just $3.49 on Bandcamp. You might want to grab a free download of their covers EP while you're there.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/05/16 - 09:26 AM
BeAware was launched in 2012 as the solo project of Montville, NJ musician/producer Michael Lisa. Head to the replies to listen to his new single, "Red," which will appear on the upcoming EP, Another Piece of Cake, due out in February. The mash-up of indie rock, pop and electronic influences may appeal to fans of MGMT, Foster the People or Twenty One Pilots.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/08/16 - 07:55 AM
The Red Summer Sun only formed in August, but they've wasted no time writing catchy songs and hitting the studio to record their debut EP, Room to Grow. Head to the replies to stream the pop-punk quartet's first single, "From Here." Based out of Burlington, VT and Plattsburgh, NY, the group is recommended if you like Mayday Parade, The Dangerous Summer and All Time Low.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/06/15 - 08:14 AM
We're debuting The Escape's new music video for "Soon Forgotten" in the replies. It comes from the Philadelphia rockers' forthcoming EP, The Mark We Leave Behind, which was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, mewithoutYou) and will be self-released on July 28th. With a hard-hitting but catchy blend of pop-rock and alternative, the band should appeal to fans of Rise Against, Anberlin and Foo Fighters.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/10/15 - 07:58 AM
Secret Weapons is a new indie rock/pop band out of New York. The duo's influences range from modern (The Killers, Coldplay) to retro (Prince, Rick Springfield). Their music reflects that, as you'll hear in the replies when listening to a new track "Keep XX" from their upcoming debut EP.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/27/14 - 10:00 AM
In conjunction with Brotherly Breakdown Fest 2014 we are streaming a new song from The Kiera Plan, one of the artists performing on the festival. The song comes from the band's upcoming album Right Now coming out February 19th and was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, The Wonder Years) and featuring drummer Daniel Pawlovich (Valenica, Panic at the Disco!). Listen to the song in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/08/14 - 08:19 AM
Today we're streaming the debut EP from Inflicted, a group of very young kids from upstate NY trying to do pop-punk their own way. Listen to their EP Down For The Count (produced by Roy Thompson) in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/20/13 - 08:01 AM
Hailing from Philadelphia, PA, The Engine Atlantic have slowly been creating their spot in the Philly music scene since 2011. Today we're premiering a new single called "I Grew Under Water" that definitely is reminiscent of late 2000s pop rock and was produced by Bruce Wiegner (On My Honor, Victory In Numbers). Listen to the track in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 10/03/13 - 07:08 AM
Los Angeles, CA-based Slow Collapse are set to release their debut EP City Of Thieves on Oct. 4th and today we're premiering the song "Caverns," which you can check out in the replies. Citing influences of Title Fight and Seahaven, the band takes aim at the popular post-hardcore genre that has quickly risen to prominence in the scene.
Christian Wagner on 09/19/13 - 12:46 PM
Chicago, IL's Yes Or No released their EP This State last week, and to me, it sounds like a mixture of a recent Chris Conley track written by a young pop-rock band. Listen to "Twenty Days" in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 09/18/13 - 04:07 PM
Today we're featuring the post-hardcore band Giver from San Jose, CA. Sam Pura at Panda Studios manned the boards for the band's new release, so can you ever go wrong when he's involved? Citing influences as Norma Jean, Botch, and Converge, listen to the track "12" in the replies and you can grab a few songs for free on Bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 09/12/13 - 05:59 AM
Although VERY young in age, Sudden Suspension have a bright future ahead of them. Taking cues from modern pop-punk bands like Real Friends, The Wonder Years, and more, these young kids from Chicago can certainly carve a niche for themselves. Listen to "Fields and Fences" in the replies and check out their Bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 09/04/13 - 02:47 PM
Today we're spotlighting two unsigned bands, Reward and Breaking Tradition, and streaming their split 7". You can listen to the pop-punk acts' release in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/30/13 - 07:01 AM
I had the pleasure of spending some time in the studio with Rochester, NY's Scholar while they recorded their full-length debut, which is due out in July. The up-and-coming pop punkers are reminiscent of Rufio, Slick Shoes and old Blink 182. I filmed their recording process and teamed up with the band to create a lyric video to share with you all. Head to the replies to check out "A Hot Dog for Your Buns." If you enjoy it, you can download it here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/19/13 - 07:29 AM
The Awareness just put out their new EP, The Original Sound Recordings, which was executive produced by former Cauterize frontman Jesse Smith. Head to the replies to listen to the lead track, "Tar." If you like what you hear, you can check out the rest of the EP here. The Canadian rockers' sound falls somewhere between Foo Fighters, Anberlin and The Jealous Sound.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/08/13 - 05:54 AM
After taking a couple years off, Bronx, NY's Daly's Gone Wrong are currently working on a new EP titled Finding Your Heart. Head to the replies to listen to their first song since returning, "Ayy Cicci! Where's the Fuckin Wings?!" In an effort to create music they want to hear, the band combines elements of pop punk, ska and hardcore. "Let's sing it loud like we used to..."
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/01/13 - 09:56 AM
The New & Very Welcome will release her final album, House Fires of the Modern Age, on December 4th. Listen to a track from the effort, "A Song to Sing Stefan to Sleep," in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-order the cassette. She writes eloquently sad songs like a female Conor Oberst, so check it out if you're fan of Bright Eyes.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/30/12 - 07:38 AM
Today we're spotlighting Minneapolis, MN indie/emo act The Soft Light. The band is letting us exclusively premiere a new song called "Cardboard Signs" which you can listen to on the group's AP.net profile. The band cites acts such as Sunny Day Real Estate, Nada Surf, and The Jealous Sound as some of its influences. Leave your thoughts in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/03/12 - 07:09 AM
Forever My Love are currently unsigned, but that certainly won't last long. The Long Island metalcore/post-hardcore band is gearing up to release an EP produced by Andrew Wade (A Day to Remember) and Kris Crummet (Dance Gavin Dance). Head to the replies for the first listen of a brand new song entitled "Mirrors." Recommended for fans of We Came As Romans, The Devil Wears Prada and Bring Me the Horizon.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/28/12 - 07:36 AM
Today we're premiering "Renegade" from California based act Hear The Sirens. The band reminds me of early Sum 41 or an edgier Sugarcult or Midtown. The band is extremely catchy while maintaining a heavier edge to the group's sound and I'm really excited for what the band has in store. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 09/19/12 - 05:20 AM
After playing in local Massachusetts bands over the years, Dallas Higgins will release his debut solo EP, End of Days, digitally on November 27th. Head to the replies to listen to the catchy opening track, "Swallow the World."
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/18/12 - 05:59 AM
This Good Robot started as a solo project by former Patent Pending frontman Michael Ragosta. It wasn't long before it became a full band and has since blossomed into an eight-person group. They combine a variety of genres, from indie rock to pop punk to post-hardcore and everything in between. Check the band out on facebook, and you can stream their EP, The Human I Am, which was produced by Tim Payne of Thursday, here. Let us know what you think in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/28/12 - 07:19 AM
Today we're premiering a track from Casting Call's new EP Life Goes On called "Nights Like These." This song embraces the band's softer side with a lot of acoustic guitar but then swells into a full band effort. You can stream it on the band's AP.net profile.
Christian Wagner on 02/06/12 - 11:04 PM
One of my favourite bands to find through bandcamp recently is A Minor Swoon, whose self-titled EP is now available on the site. Since I've been listening to the EP for a while now, I figured it was time to share this little gem with the rest of AP: if you enjoy indie-pop with lush vocals, then make sure to grab the song "Come Back Home" which were are giving away for free here. Go take a listen and leave your thoughts in the replies. Feel free to also share other projects that you've discovered lately. Enjoy.
Lueda Alia on 01/29/12 - 10:04 AM
Yale, Massachusetts is a pop punk/indie/power pop band similar to fellow Bostonians Piebald. In their first year of existence, they released a demo tape and an 7"/EP, Act Like You've Been There. You can download both of them for free right here. If you need convincing, simply look at this picture of the band with an owl.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/12/12 - 07:02 AM
Westland is an unsigned pop-rock band from Boston, MA. They spent their summer playing the Dzambo Stage on Warped Tour and released their new self-titled EP today. You can stream "My Darling" on the band's AP.net profile.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/11 - 02:09 PM
Me & My Arrow is one-man instrumental prog rock project. He is gearing up to release his self-titled debut, which is produced by Bryan Russell (Straylight Run, The Academy Is) and mastered by Mike Kalajian (Ace Enders, The Audition), on December 13. We are premiering one of the tracks, "Men Without Chests," in the replies. Check it out if you like Explosions in the Sky, Moving Mountains or Dredg, and pre-order the album here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/18/11 - 10:41 AM
When A Fire With Friends takes the stage, they make the most of it...literally. The seven piece indie rock act utilize a synth, two keyboards, auxiliary percussion, and more to create its unique sound. The band shares its hometown with AP.net darlings Tigers Jaw and if you're a fan of the aforementioned, A Fire With Friends should be right up your alley. We're proud to debut the music video for "Electric Chair Blues," which you can view in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/09/11 - 09:46 PM
This Old Ghost is a band from New York with male vocals enriched by female harmonies. Think indie rock a la Death Cab for Cutie mixed with the folk sensibilities of Murder by Death with a little Manchester Orchestra thrown in for good measure. We have the song "This Lifeboat is for Gold, Not People" streaming on their AP.net profile to check out. If you like what you hear, you can download their EP, Island of Violent Lovers, for free here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/29/11 - 05:18 AM
I grabbed a copy of July's EP, The Best Nights EP, while I was on Warped Tour in Canada. So I popped it into the CD player and gave it a spin. To say the least, I was completely blown away. It was So Wrong It's Right-era All Time Low meets Forever The Sickest Kids' Underdog Alma Mater. Today, we're streaming the new single from the band called "To All The Kids," which you can hear in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 09/04/11 - 11:09 PM
Otenki is a 6 piece rock band from Houston, TX that combines hard hitting riffs with soaring melodies to create an all too familiar brand of pop rock that never seems to go out of style. You can stream "Violence" on the band's AP.net profile. It comes from the recently released Kinetic EP.
Christian Wagner on 08/29/11 - 09:18 PM
Today I am proud to bring you guys and gals a stream of the new single "The Two Fridas" by Twin Killers. Like a cross between Pretty Girls Make Graves and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs infused with influence from Animal Collective and Sun Ra, the five piece (including Chris Lott, formally of As Cities Burn) craft a soulful blend of rock and post-hardcore over bright vocals. Head here to hear the track and snag a free download of it as well if you like it.
Adam Pfleider on 08/11/11 - 09:11 AM
Think Big! is a four piece pop-punk band from Stroudsburg, PA that fall into the category of Such Gold and Title Fight. Today we're streaming the title track from the band's upcoming EP, Changes, in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 06/06/11 - 10:13 PM
Today we're streaming a new song from State College, PA's The Groundbreaking Ceremony called "Don't Be A Dream." Expect loud guitars, soaring harmonies, and catchy melodies reminiscent of Controversy Loves Company-era The Audition and June. Leave your thoughts in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/03/11 - 10:19 PM
The Great Valley is a pop-rock act from Wilmington, Delaware that creates a brand of music similar to that of Valencia and The Classic Crime. The brothers, Nick and Louis Matos, released their latest record, Ruthless, and today we are streaming the track, "Yesterday," on their AP.net profile.
Christian Wagner on 05/02/11 - 09:12 PM
Breathing Blue are an up-and-coming rock band whose sonic bounds know no limits. They combine various genres to create a poppy and glossy yet edgy sound to appease a wide variety of fans. Head over to their AP.net profile to listen to their new single, "Watch Us Go."
Christian Wagner on 04/25/11 - 07:15 AM
Have you read Ryan's review of Everything and Anything by The Jealous Sea? If so, you've already got an idea of what the band is like. If not, let us introduce you to Boston's newest pop-rock act. Started by Mathew Barletta (ex-Hollywood Lies), the band brings a more mature and intricate vibe to the pop-rock genre. Stream one of the tracks, "Test Drive" on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 04/19/11 - 09:36 PM
Today we are streaming a song from The Sliders, a New York based piano rock band. The group's latest album, City By The Sound, dropped last month and was produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Jack's Mannequin). Jump to the replies to listen to "Chasing After You" and leave your thoughts when you're done!
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/19/11 - 10:23 AM
Arrow to the Sun are a Boston-based group who recently released their music video for "One of the Few." Check it out in the replies and let us know what you think of it. The track appears on their Be Brave EP, which you can download for free here. Although portions of the video were filmed at their live show opening for D.R.U.G.S., the band's sound is more similar to Circa Survive, Saosin or The Receiving End of Sirens.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/31/11 - 08:49 AM
Read an interview with Young Hollywood here and listen to a new track called "Lust At First Sight" in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/30/11 - 07:41 AM
It's Fri-ee-day, and we, we, we so excited to present you with an exclusive track from I Want To Write You a Song. New Jersey singer/songwriter Ben Nagel started the project with the intention of doing just as the moniker states: writing a song for anyone who asks. Head over to his AP.net profile to stream and download "AP dot net," his ode to this very website by way of Rebecca Black parody. Let us know what you think in the replies. If you want your own song written for you, visit his official website.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/25/11 - 08:24 AM
We'd like to introduce you to our newest unsigned spotlight, Culprit. The LA-based group's new EP, Analogue, is set for release on April 19, and you won't want to miss it. "Siren" is streaming on their AP.net profile, and their music video for the song can be found in the replies.
Tony Pascarella on 03/23/11 - 09:55 AM
Let's be honest. Pop-punk isn't dead. There has been a massive amount of bands of new bands springing up everywhere across the country. Today we present you with Light Years, a band from Ohio who reminds us of current trend setters like The Wonder Years and Title Fight. Their song "World Burns Out" off of This Will Come Back To Haunt Me can be found on the band's AP.net profile.
Christian Wagner on 03/22/11 - 08:46 AM
The Cape Race are a pop rock band from The UK. The band is going to release their debut album, Now, Voyager, soon. You can pick it up their new single on itunes. Head to the replies to see the band's newest music video for "They're Young, They're In Love" and let us know if you would like more exclusives from the band in the future!
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/16/11 - 07:01 PM
Apple Horse are an indie rock group from Boise, Idaho creating music reminiscent of Modest Mouse, Local Natives and Phoenix. We are proud to present you "Filthy Halls" from their debut EP, Tuck Me In, Woodsman, on their AP.net profile. If you like it, you can download the track for free here.
Christian Wagner on 02/09/11 - 09:59 PM

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