Welcome to AP's newest weekend feature, the RecAP. Similar to our weekday afternoon newsletter (Subscribe here!), we'll use this space every Saturday afternoon to take a look back at the most talked about news and features on Altpress.com over the past seven days. Miss something over the past week? This is a good place to start.
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- Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell was arrested after he was allegedly caught vandalizing cars and masturbating in public
- Boston police and city officials seeked to cut down on moshing; local musicians and fans seem nonplussed
- Hands Like Houses streamed their new album for Rise Records, Ground Dweller
- The Classic Crime responded in kind to controversy surrounding their expensive Kickstarter campaign
- Craig Owens discussed the possibility of new music from his other, non-Destroy Rebuild Until Gods Shows project, Isles & Glaciers, then claimed he was writing music for something else
- The Forecast unveiled a new song, "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts"
- You Me At Six frontman Josh Francheschi was diagnosed with tonsillitis, forcing the band to postpone a handful of shows
- VersaEmerge hit the studio to record their new album
- The Hives returned from hibernation to announce a new album, Lex Hives
- AP #285 cover stars Breathe Carolina were tapped to support blink-182 on three upcoming shows
- The Wonder Years performed their B-side "Living Room Song" live
- Motion City Soundtrack will go home again and plan to release their next LP via Epitaph in June
- Perennial AP fan favorites Paramore will play the Reading and Leeds festivals in August
- All Time Low worked on a song with Patrick Stump
- Say Anything unveiled a video for "Burn A Miracle"
- Live video of Sleeping With Sirens performing "Do It Now, Remember It Later" made its way online
- Ex-The Academy Is... frontman William Beckett spoke out in favor of Invisible Children
- The latest legacy band to join the Rise Records roster was the Bouncing Souls; their new album is due out in June
- Radiohead was the latest group to be targeted by the infamous Westboro Baptist Church
- Psychobilly troubadours Koffin Kats announced a lengthy tour
- The retooled Woe, Is Me covered Ke$ha live
- Panic! At The Disco looks to be working on new music
- Ditto for Terrible Things; they're gearing up to record
- A study emerged stating that nearly half of the songs that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 from 1955-2005 were from one-hit wonders
- Green Day made plans to headline festivals in France and Japan later this year
- Members of Russian feminist punk outfit Pussy Riot are facing prison time for "hooliganism"
- Warped Tour began bringing out the big guns, announcing main stage acts such as Falling In Reverse, Of Mice & Men, Yellowcard, Pierce The Veil; the venue routing was released as well
- Rising digital music storefront Bandcamp claimed their interface is inadvertently combating music piracy
- Blood On The Dance Floor issued a statement on the Chardon, Ohio high school shooting
- Of Fortune And Fame joined the Panic Records roster
- Cherri Bomb shared the track listing for their upcoming album, This Is The End Of Control
- Aiden frontman William Control streamed a new solo track, "Romance & Devotion"; in other Aiden-related news, the band's affiliation with Rock Beyond Belief was again challenged
- Novel American (ex-Paramore) looks to be working on new music
- Tempe, Arizona venue the Clubhouse was shut down after gang-related gunfire happened in its parking lot
- Rumblings from SXSW suggest Apple may be getting into the on-demand streaming music business a la Spotify and Rdio
- This Providence left Fueled By Ramen and offered Altpress.com an exclusive statement
We premiere new songs and albums on Altpress.com each week from both your favorite bands as well as up-and-coming acts. Here's what we streamed this week:
If you prefer visuals, we premiere videos every week too! Here's what we unveiled over at APTV this week:
- Make Do And Mend, in the studio #3
- Modern Day Escape, "Under The Gun"
- Dropkick Murphys, "Sunday Hardcore Matinee" (Live)
- Sleep City, "No Cure"
- An Horse, "Leave Me"
- Stick To Your Guns, Lyrical Explanations Part Two
- Sent By Ravens, "We're All Liars"
- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, "The Daylights"
We also unveiled the latest AP Podcast earlier this month with guest Alex DeLeon of the Cab. In other iTunes news, our newest feature Time Capsule is now available for the iPad, with Sonny Moore the first subject.
- It's SXSW week and it's spring, so bands are touring. We shared tour diaries this week from You Blew It!, the Joy Formidable and We Came As Romans
- Part two of our roundtable discussion with organizers from Warped Tour, Bled Fest, South By So What?! and Rock On The Range was our Lead this week
- We spoke to The Word Alive frontman Telle Smith for In The Studio
- Hands Like Houses took us through their new album Ground Dweller, track by track
- We shared photos from the SXSW Power Up! Party
At Altpress.com we post web-exclusive reviews of new releases throughout the week, as well as featured reviews from our magazine. Here's what got reviewed this week:
- Lovedrug - Wild Blood
- Unsane - Wreck
- Creepoid - Horse Heaven
- The Ting Tings - Sounds From Nowheresville
- Vacationer - Gone