I don't care for pop-punk...but I think this is pop-punk. Either way, I'm pretty damn excited for what Heartless Breakers are serving. Featuring ex-Daytrader guitarist Matt Mascarenas, the band's brand of high-energy tunes is anchored by great musicianship - there's definitely strategy here, and the end product is killer. We're happy to premiere their new music video, "Daily Restraint," as well as announce their debut EP - Prescriptions will be available on July 23. Check out the music video and tracklist in the replies - for fans of Misser, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, and The Wonder Years.
Massachusetts' Arrows Over Athens is getting to release its new EP Myths, Monsters & The Maker next month and we're streaming a new track called "Thirty Years Peace" which you can listen to in the replies. The band's unique combination of breakneck pop-punk combined with a powerful frontwoman in Mimi Herrick creates a standout product. You can preorder the EP here.
The brand new 7" release from Make Do And Mend and The Flatliners is available today (you can purchase it here). We are exclusively streaming it on the site today, which you can check out in the replies or at each band's respective AP.net profiles (here and here).
Bad News Bears, the moniker for Philadelphia native Mike Sacchetti, has been developing a name for himself over the last few years but his new release, Battle Scars should bring much more attention now. Sacchetti recruited Nicholas Steinborn of The Wonder Years to play drums and mix the record while self-producing the full-length and releasing on his imprint Faded Youth Records. Listen to "Bloodsucker" in the replies. You can pre-order the LP here.
I wasn't kidding when I said we got mad love for Count Your Lucky Stars Records. Today we premiering Mountains For Clouds' new album, Maybe It's Already Everywhere, in its entirety. The Chicago quartet specializes in that jingle-jangle indie-rock that'll get your toes tapping and your head bobbing. You can check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. You can also pre-order the LP here.
We Still Dream will release their sophomore album, Something to Smile About, on August 6th via Anchor Eighty Four Records. Check out their new lyric video for "Sanity (Growing Up)" in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-order the record here. Recommended if you like Fireworks, Hit the Lights or Fall Out Boy.
Today we're lucky enough to premiere Providence natives, Sleep City's new song, "So Close," off their upcoming album, Distance & Age, set to be released on July 9th via Tragic Hero Records. Head to the replies to give the track a listen and let us know what you think!
Today we're premiering a new song from Junior Astronomers called "Touching War" from the band's upcoming full-length Dead Nostalgia. The North Carolina based band has been hustling for several years with self-released EPs until they caught the attention of Broken Circle Records who will be releasing the band's debut LP. Listen to "Touching War" in the replies.
Matthew Vincent, most known for being the singer/bassist of The American Scene, is releasing a split 12" on July 9th with Alexander Correia of The Tower and The Fool. Today we're premiering one of Vincent's new songs, "Muslin," which you can listen to in the replies. Catch Vincent at the Acoustic Basement on this year's Warped Tour.
It's no secret that we love us some Count Your Lucky Stars. Therefore, I'm very stoked to premiere a brand new song from Kalamazoo's The Reptilian. The trio will be releasing its new album, Low Health, at the end of this month and we're here to give you the first taste. If you're into stuff like You Blew It! and Dikembe but prefer some gruffer vocals, then you'll adore this. Check out "DK Mode" in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can also check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies and pre-order info will be available soon.
On June 25th, Mixtapes will be releasing Ordinary Silence, its second LP for No Sleep Records. It's a marked improvement over the band's 2012 album and one of my favorite pop-punk releases of the year thus far. Today, we're giving you a tasty morsel from the record, a brand new song titled "C.C.S." You can check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order Ordinary Silencehere. On Friday, the band will be taking over our Instagram account as well as chatting on the site next week Tuesday.
Today we're bringing you a new song from Elway called "Patria Mia (Room 20)" and it's off of Leavetaking, which will be released June 25th digitally and July 2nd physically through Red Scare Industries. This catchy album closer (which you can find in the replies) is one of my personal favourites and if you're into bands such as The Menzingers you'll probably enjoy this. I also spoke with vocalist/guitarist Tim Browne about the record and you can check out that interview here.
Leavetaking is a little bit different, when we made the record we intentionally wanted to focus more on lyrics and song writing rather than making big huge anthems and sing alongs. God willing ...
We have another great song to premiere from another great Tiny Engines act. In the replies you'll find a new song from Virginia's Springtime. The song is "South Hill" and will appear on the band's upcoming 7". If you're into early-DC hardcore in the vein of End Of A Year and Dag Nasty, then this is for you. Check out the song in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. We'll have pre-order info on the record soon.
The Minneapolis music scene has been on fire the past few years, and newcomers Bad Bad Hats fit right in with their own brand of indie-rock. This duo, consisting of Kerry Alexander and Chris Hoge, released their debut EP It Hurts just this past January on Afternoon Records; their playful and quirky music caught the label's attention, so we are premiering their video for the title track today because their sound may just catch your attention, too. Head over to the replies to watch it and let us know what you think. Make sure to keep an eye out for their full length, which will also be released by Afternoon Records in the fall.
Today we are premiering Citizen's new video for "The Summer." The song is off the band's fantastic new album, Youth, which is in stores today. You can purchase it via Bandcamp or order a physical copy from Run For Cover.
Today we are exclusively premiering Seattle metal outfit Into The Flood's new album, Vices, which hits stores tomorrow via Century Media. If you dig the unforgiving sounds of bands like In Flames and Impending Doom, then this will be right in your wheel house. Check out the stream in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
Atlanta, GA's Look Alive has been hard at work for their debut EP Mistakes & Milestones for Autumn + Colour Records. Today we're bringing you the exclusive first look at the band's record by premiering "Inquisition," a hooky as hell track that can easily be put in the same space as scene heavyweights The Wonder Years and The Story So Far. You can pre-order the EP on iTunes and you can pre-order the CD and get a free Terminus tee here. Listen to "Inquisition" in the replies.
Today we're pleased to be bringing you a brand new track from scuzzy Sacramento duo Middle Class Rut. "Weather Vein" is a boot stomp of track that's typical of the band's rollicking forthcoming album Pick Up Your Head. Scroll down to hear the song and read an explanation of the song from vocalist/guitarist Zack Lopez and click here to pre-order the record.
Stand-up comic Myq Kaplan knows his demographic by now, and that is "people who know the word demographic." With a master's degree in linguistics to complement his blazing-fast wit and skill with wordplay, Kaplan's sophomore release Meat Robot is a perfect answer to the question 'What if somebody that's incredibly smart also realized they're really, really funny?' Host of the Hang Out With Me podcast, Kaplan is unafraid to hit on any number of topics this time around, even if that means excluding audience members because of their incestuous lesbian grandmothers. And while the album isn't officially released until tomorrow (and can be pre-ordered on iTunes here), we've got an exclusive...
Reggae/punk band Ballyhoo! are currently on a 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that just started off May 31st in Tempe. Today we have part one of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler. We will be posting these every other Thursday starting this week - yes, I know it's not Thursday today. Read the first entry in the replies.
In one of the more unique features we've done recently, we teamed up with community member Explode to present one of his favorite artists, Matthew Mayfield, to the website. Explode reviewed his new EP, Irons In The Fire, and his 2011 LP, Now You're Free. With the reviews, Explode also interviewed Mayfield and incorporated his answers into his review. We're bringing you a stream of his new EP, which has a unique blend of modern alternative rock with a southern flair. My best comparison is Switchfoot meets The Fray with this powerful yet sometimes fragile delivery like Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. Listen to the EP in the replies.
Today we're premiering a brand new track from west coast pop-punk outfit Stanley And The Search. The band will be releasing a new EP entitled Weight on August 6th through Lead Astray Records and today we've got the track "Punch The Clock" for your listening pleasure. You can hear it in the replies.
Good Luck Varsity has quickly become one of my favorite new bands in the scene and I hope you take a few minutes to check these guys out. The Michigan 4 piece features the outstanding and precise vocals of the three frontmen, Evan Baker, Ryan Graham, and Cody Badgley, who create a flawless live set by all performing leads and harmonies and winning me over as a fan. Today, we're exclusively premiering two tracks from Good Luck Varsity's upcoming release Foundations, which features the band's entire Thrones EP (2012) and MTNS EP (2012), as well as re-recorded versions of songs from Head High Heavy Hearted (2007) and The Road The Rail The Wreckage (2009), as well as one previously...
We're excited to premiere the new 7" release from one of the coolest bands out there, Duck. Little Brother, Duck!. The band's new 7", No Spitting On Cats During Plague Time, will be released digitally this Friday as well as released on 7" (which you can pre-order here. In the meantime, check out the two new songs in the replies or over at band's AP.net profile.
Today we're proud to bring you the lyric video for "Fear Inside Our Bones", the title track from The Almost's brand new album, out on June 11th on Tooth and Nail Records. When you pre-order the record here, you get the song "I'm Down". Head to the replies to check it out.
Today we're streaming "Enola" which is the title track to the new I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business. Enola comes out on June 11th on Rise Records and you can pre-order here. Ace will be playing as I Can Make A Mess at every date of this summers Van's Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement stage. Listen to the track in the replies.
Looking For Alaska have changed their sound style pretty drastically over their now three EPs. They went from being a folk/prog-rock influenced group on their first EP to a more raw, You Blew It!-like sound now. Today, we are bringing you the first taste of their upcoming EP, You And I Are Crashing, by premiering its title track. Check it out in the replies or on their AP.net Profile. If you're into stuff from Topshelf's artists with their 90s emo-ish influence, check this out.