YOU NEED TO KNOW IN 2012
Here it is, our yearly rundown of what you’ll be hearing about—and what you should be checking out—in the next 10 months. From metalcore warriors and pop-punk princes(ses) to exemplary electro-geeks and practitioners for the other 20 genres in between, there’s something for everybody here. The first person who says “I don’t know any of these bands” has to listen to nothing but Nickelback for a week.
Check out this exclusive announcement video from We Came As Romans and Breathe Carolina!
Dave Schmitt and Kyle Even have shared stages with heavy bands, electro-disco outfits and crunk-drunk lunks. With a new major-label deal and a hardy work ethic, the duo are ready to achieve their household-name status.
WE CAME AS ROMANS
The Michigan metalcore team amassed a significant fanbase over a fairly short period of time with their furious riffage. But they’re well aware this success can end just as quickly.
OP-ED: ANTI-FLAG frontman JUSTIN SANE
THE AP POLL
Featuring advice and inside information from A LOT LIKE BIRDS, THE SWELLERS and more.
THE AP CATALOG
Get geared up for spring break with the latest tees, shorts, sunglasses, gadgets, gear, games and much more!
March into the AP Record Store (get it??) to pick up new releases from THE USED, EVERY TIME I DIE, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS, SHARKS, THE MARS VOLTA, THE SHINS, THE TING TINGS, XERXES, SAY ANYTHING, XIU XIU, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE, THE MAGNETIC FIELDS, KAISER CHIEFS, IMPENDING DOOM and more.
10 ESSENTIAL HIP-HOP CONCEPT ALBUMS
Telling complex stories over the course of a dozen or so tracks isn’t just the domain of rock bands—here are 10 examples where hip-hop’s finest dive headfirst into concept albums.
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