Technology Round-Up: April 6th, 2012
We’ve got this week’s technology round-up in the replies. Lots of cool shit this week … including those glasses from Google that I hope do not become the new bluetooth headsets. [[MORE]] The best Android phone in the world is revealed Whereas the One X utilizes a plastic frame, the Evo 4G LTE is aluminum - and yes, the Evo kickstand has returned. This time, you’ll be...
First Impressions: Neon Trees - "Picture Show" →
A bunch of AP.net users put together a cover song compilation, check it out here. We’ve got some very talented members, well done guys! Track Listing 1. Minneapolis (Unclear Lies) 2. Can’t Help Falling In Love (thecreator) 3. 23 (funnydave) 4. Futile Devices (Domenic182) 5. Must’ve Run All Day (electrism) 6. Putting the Dog to Sleep (PepsiOne) 7. Gentle Will and the...
Thursday Discussion: My Top 10 Favorite Lyrics
Well, as promised yesterday — I’ve got a Thursday Discussion all ready for you. It’s Friday, I know … and we’ve got all kinds of crazy stuff going on today as well, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also talk about one of my favorite topics in music: lyrics. I’d say overall, lyrics draw me to a band more than just about anything else. I love a good...
ABSOLUTExclusive: Neon Trees - "Teenage Sounds"... →
AP.net Industry Chat Reminder: Run for Cover, No... →
Just one last reminder that we’ll be having a chat on the website in a few hours at 7 p.m. EST / 4 p.m. PST with the owners of No Sleep Records, Run For Cover Records, and Topshelf Records. Come by in a few hours and say hello!
Staff Reviews (4/5/12)
Driver Friendly - Bury A Dream (Blake Solomon) Take One Car - It’s Going To Be A Nice Day (Sean Rizzo)
Last week blogs went buzzing about the departure of two members from Chiodos. Speculation also spread like wildfire about a possible return to the group from former frontman Craig Owens. This week I’ve been jotting down some thoughts on why an original line-up of any band is so important to us. What makes one person’s addition or subtraction so crucial to any band? Do we sometimes hold...
Brand New To Play River's Edge Festival
Brand New will be performing at the River’s Edge Festival in St. Paul, MN this June 23rd and 24th.The full line-up and more information on the festival, can be found here.
No Sleep Forever: The Story of Chris Hansen and...
Over what seems to be the past couple months, I’ve been working on a story of sorts looking at the formation and rise of Chris Hansen’s No Sleep Records. Today, I’m proud and honored to share that story with you. Looking a bit at the Chris’ earlier days and how No Sleep has helped shaped the current musical landscape, I also talked to members of The Wonder Years, La...
Albums in Stores Today: 4-03-2012
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
March ended really strong. The AP.net staff put together a quick little playlist of some of our favorite tunes that were released this month. Feel free to mention songs you think we (and others) should be checking out as well.
Staff Reviews (04/02/12)
Show Review Andrew W.K., Math the Band & Aleister X - Boston, MA (Alex DiVincenzo)
Contest: DiscMakers Bundle
Today we’re teaming up with DiscMakers to offer an awesome contest for bands and artists. We’re giving away two CD distribution packages. These packages include 25 CDs in jewel cases (with 2 panel inserts), and the mega distribution bundle to get your music on Amazon, iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify, and an AllMusic profile.
The re-interpretation of “Alleviate” by Moving Mountains can be seen above.
Pre-Order New Hot Water Music Album
Pre-orders for the new Hot Water Music album are up. After writing down my first thoughts on the new album, I’m treating myself to a vinyl.
Technology Round-Up: March 30th, 2012
We’re re-booting the Technology Round-Up with some help from new contributor HeyImNic. Head to the replies to read this week’s big stories in the tech-world. [[MORE]] The internet goes down tomorrow? Anonymous is planning to shut down the internet. “The Anonymous hackers can certain cause local pockets of disruption, but these disruptions are going to be localized to networks where...