Look at us! Back with another podcast episode with zero break in-between. This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast looks at Andrew McMahon's single finally getting some traction and our thoughts about singles taking off a while after they debut, The Wonder Years/MCS split, Foxing's new song and album, Moving Mountains returning, Brian Fallon recording with Butch Walker, Tom DeLonge's book excerpt, some college football, good customer service, and much more! Next week is the big 100. We have some special stuff prepared but it should be coming to you around this same time next Thursday. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
From Autumn To Ashes have announced a show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, NY on December 18th. The announcement comes following the resolution of frontman Francis Mark's prior legal things. The band replied to a fan on Facebook stating that Fran has "no restrictions" and that they play to tour again this winter.
My favorite podcast app, Overcast, launched version 2.0 today. The new version is completely free. This means you get SmartSpeed, which almost imperceptibly speeds up podcasts for faster listening and has saved me over 70 hours of time, for free. Trust me: it's totally worth it. You can grab the app on the App Store or read a great review over at MacStories if you need more convincing. Also, with the new update comes a new recommendation engine with a music podcasts section ... and our podcast is featured in it. Thank you to everyone that "starred" or "recommended" our podcast in the app -- that's really, really cool. It brought the biggest smile to my face to see our little artwork (at...
After being released yesterday, The 1975's "Love Me" is now the #2 song on all of iTunes. You can grab it here if you'd like to help push the band toward number one (the song should now also be on all streaming services).
Blending pop punk, melodic hardcore and rock influences, New Orleans' Variants could appeal to fans of anyone from Emarosa to Make Do and Mend to A Loss for Words. We're premiering their new music video for "Understand" in the replies. The track appears on their upcoming Jay Maas-produced EP, Commonwealth, which comes out on October 23rd.
"I think I should take some time off," she said. "I think people might need a break from me. I'm going toÖ I don't know. Hang out with my friends. Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I donít know."
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Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
New Found Glory's Resurrection: Ascension hits Apple Music. The re-release most notably features "Ready and Willing II" with Ryan Key, Mark Hoppus, Mike Herrera, Chris Conley, Chris Carrabba, and a whole lot more singing on it. The band's got a new music video coming soon, too.
Jack Black has released a music video for "Bumps Gonna Goose Ya!," a '90s-inspired rap song about Goosebumps. Check it out in the replies if you miss the days of MC Hammer's "Addams Groove" and Vanilla Ice's "Ninja Rap."
Live at O'Leaver's, a bar owned by Cursive and Ladyfinger, has apparently recorded over 200 bands since 2012 and featured over 80 of them online. Today, you can stream three new sessions from Beach Slang, Speedy Ortiz and The Hussy on their site as well as check out older recordings.