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Side 1, Track 1
Jacks Mannequin
Everything in Transit Vinyl Reissue
Butch Walker / Brian Fallon
Perform Together
Venetia Fair, TheVenetia Fair, The
Tour Diary + Photos
The Press WarThe Press War
Song Premiere
EP Stream
Bon VivantBon Vivant
Song Premiere
Song Premiere
We Are The UnionWe Are The Union
Lyric Video Premiere
Break AnchorBreak Anchor
Album Stream
This Good RobotThis Good Robot
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Kanye Has Changed His Album TitleKanye Has Changed His Album Title
15 hours ago
Sum 41 Rehearsing and WritingSum 41 Rehearsing and Writing
1 day ago
1st Vows - The Red EP1st Vows - The Red EP
Author Rating: 8.5
theSHIFT - 7th Direction EPtheSHIFT - 7th Direction EP
Author Rating: 7.0
Zac Brown Band - Jekyll + HydeZac Brown Band - Jekyll + Hyde
Author Rating: 6.5
Matt and Kim - New GlowMatt and Kim - New Glow
Author Rating: 6.0
The Vigilance Committee - Exit a HeroThe Vigilance Committee - Exit a...
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Motionless In WhiteMotionless In White
2 months ago
August Burns RedAugust Burns Red
2 months ago
Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne)Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy...
2 months ago
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"Oh, that's not obvious enough Rob. How about the Beatles? Or fucking ... fucking Beethoven? Side one, track one of the 'Fifth Symphony!' How can someone with no interest in music own a record store?"

This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast tackles one of my favorite scenes from the record-store-nerd classic High Fidelity: the best track ones. Thomas and I both pick our three favorites and discuss why they stand out above all the rest. We also discuss the importance of the first track on an album and if that importance is lessened in a world where most people are consuming music a la carte. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic, as well as your favorite album openers,...
Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 2:31 PM
The line-up for the ACL Festival in Austin has shown up. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on May 04, 2015 - 12:23 AM
Mark Hoppus showed up at All Time Low's show tonight and played a new Neck Deep song. Check out a video on Instagram.
Jason Tate on May 04, 2015 - 12:20 AM
5 Seconds of Summer are taking State Champs down under. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on May 04, 2015 - 12:15 AM
Twenty One Pilots' "Lane Boy" is streaming in the replies.
Jason Tate on May 04, 2015 - 12:13 AM
Fall Out Boy's From Under the Cork Tree was released 10 years ago today.
Alex DiVincenzo on May 03, 2015 - 8:15 PM
Hit the replies for a new Earthside song called "The Closest I’ve Come" off of A Dream in Static, which was produced by David Castillo (Opeth, Bloodbath).
Ryan Gardner on May 03, 2015 - 1:33 PM
SWISH!!! Kanye has renamed his forthcoming album, changing it from So Help Me God to SWISH. No release date has yet been announced, and Kanye says the title might change again. SWISH!!!
Ryan Dennehy on May 03, 2015 - 11:29 AM
Miguel has released an updated version of his 2014 single "Coffee." The new version is extended by a couple of minutes and inexplicably features Wale in 2015, and is retitled "Coffee (Fucking)." Thankfully, there is also an extended version that does not feature Wale, and you can stream both in the replies and decide which is better for yourself. Miguel's new album is tentatively titled Wild Heart, and has yet to be given a release date.
Ryan Dennehy on May 03, 2015 - 8:14 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Lueda AliaIf you dig Julianna Barwick and Hundred Waters like I do, you must listen to Iris Lune's new single "Triplets."
Steve AlcalaReally enjoying Bloodborne, Ryan Hunter's latest project, 1st Vows, and as always, feel free to check out my art page if you're so inclined!
Kyle HuntingtonStèv, Stèv and more Stèv. His new single "Hills Are Floating" is stunning and a debut album is out on Loci Records (Emancipator) this month. Fans of electronic music to accompany...
Jason Tate on May 03, 2015 - 1:00 AM
All American Rejects are "talking about" a new record.
Jason Tate on May 02, 2015 - 4:25 PM
Sum 41 have begun playing together again and plan to do some recording.

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Jason Tate on May 02, 2015 - 4:08 PM
Jump to the replies to stream Meat Wave's newest song called "Erased." You can also find the band's new tour dates in the replies as well.
Keagan Ilvonen on May 01, 2015 - 6:19 PM
One of Evan Weiss's many projects, Pet Symmetry, have released the new song "Gone, Gone, Gone (Even Further Gone)." It's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 2:25 PM
Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day sat down with Rolling Stone to talk about their new record and the Hall of Fame.
Before we found any of this out, I had already written a few songs and everybody was really excited by them. And then we heard about the Hall of Fame, and we were just blown away. Yeah, I mean, we're going to take our time. We're not going to try and pull off some, like, victory lap over this because I definitely want the music to come from a real place and be inspired, not just because we got honored or anything like that, but because we're honoring music. We want to work on them, and we want to make a great album.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 2:20 PM
Neck Deep have posted another 15 second clip of a new song.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 2:08 PM
Silverstein's mini-documentary about their upcoming album, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch, which features a new track called "Late on 6th" -- is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 1:55 PM
Hop Along's new record Painted Shut can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 1:39 PM
Blessthefall will be recording their new record with Joey Sturgis.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 1:34 PM
Modest Mouse's performance on Kimmel last night is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 1:25 PM
Hootie and the Blowfish played a little reunion on Letterman last night. Video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 1:01 PM
The Early November's new song "Cyanide" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 12:47 PM
I The Mighty's new song "Adrift" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 12:43 PM
Desaparecidos have been added to Brand New's show in Michigan.
Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 12:10 PM
Brandon Flowers is setting his sights a little higher than Pete Wentz this time ... taking aim at Kanye West in an interview with Rolling Stone. It's not nearly as dramatic as the headlines have made it out to be.
Yeah, that one’s tough. Everyone’s afraid to say anything contrary to him being a genius. It’s crazy, man! And it’s frustrating. I’m not going to tear him down, but I will say I find that to be frustrating. [Laughs] That’s my stance on it. A lot of people might agree with me now. I may have been a little bit ahead of my time. But I think he wants to be good. I think he wants to be great, and that’s something that we all want to strive for. We’ve just got different roads of...
Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 12:07 PM
Grooveshark has been shut down. I didn't even know it was still around ... but, well, not anymore.
The music sharing service has been dealt what could easily amount to a death blow by a US District Court judge, which found that Grooveshark's own employees personally (and willfully) violated and profited from copyright infringement. It's been a long saga; Grooveshark has faced lawsuit after lawsuit in recent years. It's managed to overcome some by striking deals with publishers, but vengeful music labels haven't given up on sinking the company.
Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 12:04 PM
Bumbershoot have announced their lineup.
Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 12:02 PM
H2O will be going on a 20th anniversary tour in June. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 11:59 AM
Pure Noise Records has announced they've signed No Good News. It should be noted that that's the band with this guy (note: link contains details of sexual assault) in it. The label have already told one fan to never buy another record from the label for calling attention to this.
Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 10:51 AM
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Jason Tate on May 01, 2015 - 3:00 AM
Andrew McMahon just confirmed a new pressing of Jacks Mannequin's Everything in Transit is coming this year for the 10th Anniversary.
Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 8:29 PM
Atreyu will release their first new album in six years, Long Live, in September through Spinefarm/Search and Destroy Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on Apr 30, 2015 - 7:27 PM
GWAR have announced the "30 Years of Total World Domination Tour." Butcher Babies and Battlecross will provide support. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Apr 30, 2015 - 7:24 PM
The Millenium's "Take Me" music video is in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on Apr 30, 2015 - 3:48 PM
Aaron Sprinkle and his brother Jesse have formed a new band together called Blank Books. They should have something ready for release this summer.
Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 3:21 PM
Neon Trees' new single is called "Songs I Can't Listen To" and has a radio add date of May 19th.
Joe DeAndrea on Apr 30, 2015 - 2:44 PM
Kevin Devine has posted a new song called "Talking Freddie Gray Blues" on Facebook and Soundcloud. It's streaming in the replies.
Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 1:55 PM
New Zealander Gin Wigmore just released a new video for "New Rush." Her new album Blood to Bone comes out on June 30th via Island.
Anthony Sorendino on Apr 30, 2015 - 1:44 PM
Superheaven's new album is streaming on Red Bull's website.
Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 11:05 AM
Best Coast's new album is streaming on Tumblr.
Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 10:48 AM
Dan Andriano from Alkaline Trio will release Party Adjacent on July 17, 2015.
“The Emergency Room started as something for me to do with songs I had been writing that didn’t seem to have a place on Alkaline Trio records,” explains Andriano. Started when he found himself living in Florida, he released his debut full-length Hurricane Season on Asian Man in 2011 and toured troubadour-style around the release with just an acoustic guitar on the US and European legs of the Revival Tour. Party Adjacent marks the beginning of a new chapter to the Emergency Room story. Produced by Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry, Andriano is joined by a backing band of Jeff, Kevin Higuchi...
Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 10:44 AM
The Plain White Ts performed a "punk rock" cover of their song "Hey There Deliah" for EW.

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Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 10:30 AM
The bassist of Lionfight went on a racist rant and was kicked out of the band. The band has released a statement:
Today an ex band member of lionfight decided on his own to say some really shocking and racist remarks on his personal page. Not only did he offend many, including the other band members, he set back the social clock greatly by his ignorant remarks. We say ex because we cannot have that mindset and mouthpiece be a representative of us personally or what we’ve worked so damn hard for. Bryan will no longer be playing music with us. We love him like a brother and we will always be there to pick him up when he falls but we cannot move forward with him being a part of this. He...
Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 10:27 AM
Citizen has released the tracklisting for their upcoming sophomore LP, Everyone is Going to Heaven.

1. Cement
2. Dive Into My Sun
3. Numb Yourself
4. Heaviside
5. My Favorite Color
6. Weave Me (Into Yr Sin)
7. Stain
8. Ten
9. Yellow Love
10. Ring of Chain

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Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 10:23 AM
The alderman of Humboldt Park, Chicago has stated he does not want Riot Fest to return this year:
I am exceptionally disappointed at the Riot Fest organizers for the mess they left at the park last year and their shallow and hollow promises to restore the park," Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th) said. "I don't support them coming back."

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Jason Tate on Apr 30, 2015 - 10:20 AM

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