Welcome to AP's newest weekend feature, the RecAP. Similar to our weekday afternoon newsletter (Subscribe here!), we'll use this space every Sunday 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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- Three members of Woe, Is Me—Michael Bohn (screaming vocals), Cory Ferris (bass) and Ben Ferris (keys/vocals)—left the band and issued an exclusive statement to us on their departure. That's Outrageous! vocalist Doriano Magliano will be filling in for the band's upcoming tour dates.
- The LGBT and teen “emo” communities of Iraq have been under attack from religious extremist groups, according to several reports.
- Invisible Children was called out for its tactics regarding their Kony 2012 campaign and monetary distribution, accusations to which the charity responded.
- Bassist Max Green officially announced his departure from Escape The Fate.
- New Found Glory announced that they'll be on this year's Vans Warped Tour.
- Several bands are in various degrees of the recording process or are about to be, including Yellowcard, All Time Low, Of Mice & Men, Set Your Goals and the Gaslight Anthem.
- The Devil Wears Prada released a new video for “Vengeance”
- You Me At Six launched a video of their own for “No One Does It Better“
- Silverstein released a new acoustic session
- Emmure previewed a new song from Slave To The Game, “Protoman”
- Say Anything launched a stream of their new album, Anarchy, My Dear
- Circa Survive titled their new album, or maybe they didn't and they're all just messing with us—regardless, it looks like the band will have something new out this year.
- Dine Alone Records announced plans to release new vinyl from Moneen, Alexisonfire and others for Record Store Day.
- Taking Back Sunday frontman Adam Lazzara is recovering from a broken leg stemming from a tree falling on him.
- We released a FREE 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012 mixtape via our Facebook page.
We premiere new songs on Altpress.com each week from both your favorite bands as well as up-and-coming acts. Here's what we streamed this week:
- Herzog, “You Clean Up Nice”
- Dropkick Murphys, “Cruel” (Live)
- I See Stars, “Mystery Wall”
- Young Turks (ex-Broadway Calls), “Priceline”
- Stop Breathing (ex-Young Livers, Glass And Ashes), “We’re All Dead”
- The Real McKenzies, “The Message”
- Hands Like Houses, “This Ain’t No Place For Animals”
- Kid Is Qual, “Conflict Girl”
- I Call Fives, “Backup Plan”
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 #2
- Freshman 15, “Getting Weird” (Lyric Video)
- The Waiting Room at Panda Studios Presents: Loma Prieta
- Breathe Carolina, “Sweat It Out (Live)”
- Broadcaster, “Tightrope Walker”
- Stick To Your Guns’ Lyric Explanations, Part One
We also unveiled the latest AP Podcast this week with guest Alex DeLeon of the Cab.
- Orlando, Florida's You Blew It! shared a tour diary with us—look for the second chapter this week.
- Part one 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—part two will debut tomorrow morning.
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:
- Say Anything – Anarchy, My Dear
- Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
- I See Stars – Digital Renegade
- Less Than Jake – Seasons Greetings From EP
- Lucero – Women And Work
- Total Chaos – Battered And Smashed
- Bears – Greater Lakes