Get Better Records is a label as well as a vibrant community for artists

For more than a decade, Philadelphia’s Get Better Records has been releasing a steady stream of music by punk, hardcore and indie bands, including current artists COWBOY BOY, Potty Mouth and Nervus. The queer-run record label features an ever-growing roster under their overarching umbrella that serves as a haven not only for outspoken rockers but […]

50 new artists you need to hear in January

Everyone loves to jam out to their favorite artists and classic hits, but let’s not forget about all the fresh talent constantly popping up around the world. From pop and indie to punk and post-hardcore, there’s always a new name in music waiting to be heard.  We know there’s a lot of faces to sift […]

Hear Koji's new political single, inspired by Donald Trump (exclusive)

Activism is nothing new to singer/songwriter Koji. Back in AP 280, he penned an op-ed about overcoming discrimination. Now, he’s put his musical skills to political work with a new song, “Keeping Count,” inspired by presidential candidate Donald Trump, and has teamed up with AP to release it. The song is being released just in […]

Koji (No Sleep Records) offers entire discography for free download

No Sleep Records artist Koji has put his entire discography on Bandcamp for free download. All donations will go towards putting a new roof on the MakeSpace in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. A brief message from the singer/songwriter can be found below. Read more: Watch Part One of APTV’s Fest Documentary “No Sleep ‘Til Gainesville”   Christmas Eve […]

In defense of (more than just) the genre: An appeal for safe spaces

photo credit:  Elliot Ingham I have been an admin of the Defend Pop Punk Facebook group for over a year and, alongside a handful of other powerful genre subscribers across the country, I help keep this digital discussion forum more of a musical haven than a minefield. Since there are over 25,000 members in this Internet […]

Koji discusses collaboration with Doctors Without Borders

For all of the truly terrible things in the world (disease, terrorism, Nickelback et al), it’s heartening to know that artists in our community are quick to put their time and money where their mouths are. This year's Alternative Press Music Awards is honoring these people with the Artist Philanthropic Award, presented by Sub City. Koji […]

10 must-see artists at Bled Fest 2015

Summer music festivals usually bring to mind wide open spaces, whether they’re in parks (Lollapalooza) or parking lots (Warped Tour). But for those who really want to get up close and personal with their favorite artists, there’s nothing that compares to Howell, Michigan’s Bled Fest. Now in its 11th year, the all-ages event takes place […]

Koji shares "Everyday" from upcoming 'Fury' EP

Singer/songwriter Koji will release a new EP, Fury, on June 16 via No Sleep Records. Today, he has premiered a new song from the effort, “Everyday,” which you can listen to below. Be sure to leave us a comment with your thoughts. Read more: Koji announces Fury EP “”Everyday” is about the bittersweet, agonizing side of new love and longing,” shared […]

Koji announces 'Fury' EP

Singer/songwriter Koji has announced that he will release a four-track EP, Fury, on June 16 via No Sleep Records. Pre-orders are on sale now. Listen: Hear Koji’s new single, “Fury” (exclusive) “After making Crooked In My Mind, I spent a lot of time seeing bands like Guided By Voices, Superchunk, Built to Spill and others who were important to me when […]

Hear Koji’s new single, “Fury” (exclusive)

Koji is teaming up with AP to bring you his new single, “Fury,” a standalone track, which you can stream below. Check it out, and let us know your thoughts. You can catch Koji on tour this April with Such Gold, Brigades and Tommy Boys. After that, he’ll hit the road with Petal and In […]

Such Gold announce headlining tour with Koji, Brigades and Tommy Boys

Rochester, NY's Such Gold have announced their first headlining tour since the release of 2014's the New Sidewalk, their sophomore full-length album for Razor & Tie. They'll be joined by old and new tourmates alike, with Koji, Brigades and Tommy Boys also on the bill. Read more: Listen to Such Gold’s new album, ‘The New Sidewalk’ Today, […]

Koji inks deal with No Sleep Records

Singer/songwriter Koji has officially inked a deal with No Sleep Records. He joins the likes of Balance And Composure, the Felix Culpa and many others.  Read more: Fest Forever: Why Gainesville’s annual punk summer retreat will never die “In my life, I've been deeply humbled by the sense of agency and humanity that creating music has given me,” […]

Koji to reissue "Matters" EP on seven-inch vinyl

Singer/songwriter Koji has announced that he will be reissuing his Matters EP on a limited edition seven-inch vinyl through Scottish label Struggletown Records. Pre-orders are on sale now. Additionally, Koji will be headed to the U.K. and Ireland in February for a tour with the City On Film (Bob Nanna). The run will kick off in Cardiff on February 14 […]

Koji announces headlining tour with Allison Weiss, Chris Farren (Fake Problems), Lee Corey Oswald

Indie singer-songwriter Koji has officially revealed plans for his fall acoustic headlining tour with Allison Weiss, Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Lee Corey Oswald performing on select stops. The 25-date trek will kick off on September 16 and wrap up about a month later on October 12. All tickets for the tour will be sold from local ticketing […]

Koji announces spring tour

Prior to his run on the Acoustic Basement Tour, Koji will be heading out on a solo acoustic tour in the U.S. this March. Koji states, “This is my first solo acoustic tour in the US since last year's Acoustic Basement Tour. I'll be playing in support of my first full length, Crooked In My Mind (Run For […]

Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, more to play Acoustic Basement Tour UK

The Acoustic Basement Tour is currently making headway through the United States with Transit, Hit The Lights and more. But this spring, the Acoustic Basement Tour will hit the UK with a new set of performers: Thursday’s Geoff Rickly will headline, with support from Koji, Rob Lynch and Brian Marquis. You can check out the […]

Koji announces new EP ‘Matters’

Koji will be announcing a new EP on November 12 titled Matters. The EP will be available digitally on Bandcamp and will also be released on a limited run of 200 cassettes. The EP was produced, engineered and mixed by Will Yip at Studio 4 in Pennsylvania. You can pre-order Matters now on The Native […]

Koji announces September tour dates

Koji has anounced a short run of September tour dates—kicking off tonight in Pontiac, MI supporting The Dear Hunter. Koji will then share the stage with Cardinal Cardinal (John Bradley of Dads) for the remainder of the tour. You can check out the dates below:   9/12/13 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom w/ The Dear […]

Into It. Over It. streams new track, "Spinning Thread"

Into It. Over It. has premiered a new track, “Spinning Thread,” via SPIN. The song will appear on the singer's forthcoming Brian Deck-produced album, Intersections, due out Sept. 24 on Triple Crown Records. Check out “Spinning Thread” below: And here's a preview for Intersections: Into It. Over It. are set to tour throughout most of the fall […]

Into It. Over It. announce UK/European tour with Slingshot Dakota and Koji

Into It. Over It. have announced their first full-band UK/European tour with support from Slingshot Dakota and Koji. The tour begins Nov. 10 in the UK and wraps up Dec. 2 in Switzerland. Shows go on sale this Wednesday and ticket links are listed on IIOI's official site.

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