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In this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast, Thomas tries to coin the phrase "Chopper" for a song that is a "chart topper." I'm not sure how well this is going to work out -- I say it gets chopped. This week's topics include: The glaring lack of women in this week's Skate and Surf lineup, Bayside's song release about shock-rock bands and subsequent blog post about their own lyrics, Simple Mind covering all of Brand New's The Devil and God..., and Nate Ruess' new song and roll out. We end with some recommendations and a little after show talk about advice for getting into the music industry. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.

Want to make sure you never miss...
Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 1:35 PM
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 AliaI went on a long car-ride a few minutes ago, just so I could blast Platonick Dive's new album Overflow. It's killer.
Jason Tate on Feb 28, 2015 - 6:00 PM
Kanye West's next album will be titled So Help Me God.
Jake Denning on Feb 28, 2015 - 10:27 PM
Looks like the demos and other odds and ends from Tom DeLonge are now up for pre-order on TomDeLonge.me. If you buy the digital album you'll get one song on March 9th, one on the 23rd, one on April 6th, and the album comes out April 20th.
Jason Tate on Feb 28, 2015 - 5:05 PM
We recently posted about the fantastic Cedar Boulevard, a rock band who are drawing comparisons to the likes of You, Me and Everyone We Know and A Day To Remember. Now, we have two pairs of tickets to their show tomorrow night (Sunday, March 1st) at the Whiskey a Go Go in Hollywood, CA and the two users that reply to this post first will receive a pair each! This is an all ages event too so happy posting!
Kelly Doherty on Feb 28, 2015 - 1:49 PM
MTV sat down with Amy Fleisher Madden, founder of Fiddler Records, to talk about her new book. I've been meaning to steal a few extra hours to read this book, which by all accounts is great.
The first band that I signed that really broke through was New Found Glory. After their EP, I released the first Dashboard Confessional record and that was an uphill battle the whole way. From there, some smaller bands: The Bled, The Higher, Name Taken and Recover. Just a few indie darlings.
Jason Tate on Feb 27, 2015 - 3:14 PM
All Time Low's second song from their new album will be "Kids in the Dark," Amazon has it listed at both March 10th and April 7th for release. A low-quality clip of the song has appeared on Youtube and is in the replies.
Jason Tate on Feb 27, 2015 - 2:16 PM
You can preorder Secret Grief's Sea of Trees at Triple Deke's webstore.
Zac Djamoos on Feb 27, 2015 - 1:56 PM
Ovtlier's new album What Doesn't Kill You is streaming on soundcloud.
Zac Djamoos on Feb 27, 2015 - 1:41 PM
Check out Football Etc's new single "Open" at Stereogum.
Zac Djamoos on Feb 27, 2015 - 1:40 PM
Jeff Rosenstock of Bomb the Music Industry! is the latest artist featured on Noisey's "Rank Your Records" series. He ranks his old band's discography here.
Zac Djamoos on Feb 27, 2015 - 1:36 PM
"Were you supposed to not go to college? Stay at your mom's house researching grief cures?"
Staff ReviewsAdventures - Supersonic Home (Zac Djamoos)
Zac Djamoos on Feb 27, 2015 - 1:32 PM
The 1975 will soon release all of their EPs on limited edition vinyl.
Jason Tate on Feb 27, 2015 - 1:19 PM
Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzarra, via OC Weekly, which, okay:
When asked about playing a song like "There's No 'I' In Team," which directly references a longstanding feud with the band Brand New (specifically front man/former Taking Back Sunday bassist Jesse Lacey), Lazzara continues to add fuel to the old fire. "I think Jesse Lacey is just a dick," he says. "He just sucks. He's not a good person." Lazzarra goes on, "Who am I to say?", he says. "There's somebody out there that's gonna say I'm not a good person. I don't know."
Thomas Nassiff on Feb 27, 2015 - 1:03 PM
Set Your Goals vocalist Matt Wilson did an in-depth interview with Lambgoat, where he discusses the band's old label, Eulogy Recordings, and how they've never paid out royalties for Mutiny!; he also gets into other aspects of the band's bumpy past. Certain tidbits are very interesting: Epitaph Records paid over $100,000 to buy out the band's contract from Eulogy, SYG got interest from Pete Wentz but that ended after a bizarre mishap, and the band is proud of Burning At Both Ends but acknowledges that fans "deserved better." He even mentions the vague possibility of Mutiny! 10-year shows in 2016. The full interview can be read here.
Tensions between band and label at this point were at...
Thomas Nassiff on Feb 27, 2015 - 12:55 PM
Frank Turner's book, 'The Road Beneath My Feet,' will be released on March 26th.
Jason Tate on Feb 27, 2015 - 12:45 PM
London pop punks Spineless Yes Men will release their new EP, The Death of Denmark, on March 30th through Speaking Tongues. You can stream the lead track, "Ramleaze Drive," in the replies. It's equal parts Enema of the State-era Blink-182 and Frank Turner, which means you'll be singing "Don't want you on your own..." for the rest of the day.
Alex DiVincenzo on Feb 27, 2015 - 7:25 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online -- this page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on Feb 27, 2015 - 3:00 AM
Drake continues to prove how indomitable he is right now - every single song from If You're Reading This It's Too Late has entered the Billboard Hot Hip-Hop/R&B Chart, giving him a grand total of 21 songs appearing on the chart, which works out to 42% of the chart. This breaks his own record of 14 songs on the chart at one time (which he matched last week), to give you an idea of how insane this is.
Ryan Dennehy on Feb 26, 2015 - 7:06 PM
So many babies lately ... congrats to Cyrus of New Found Glory and his wife for giving birth to Cameron Alexander Bolooki.
Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 4:07 PM
The Linden Method's new tour dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on Feb 26, 2015 - 3:59 PM
Speak Low If You Speak Love's video for "Adjacent" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on Feb 26, 2015 - 3:57 PM
The Venetia Fair have announced a new tour - dates and support are below.
Ryan Gardner on Feb 26, 2015 - 3:52 PM
A Lot Like Birds and Icarus The Owl are going on tour - dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on Feb 26, 2015 - 3:47 PM
Head to the replies to watch a Quiet Country Audio session with A Will Away. The Connecticut emo quartet (and recent Quiet Fire Media signees) perform "Good Things," "Home," "Livin'" and "Ten or Eleven."
Alex DiVincenzo on Feb 26, 2015 - 3:42 PM
Hit the replies to watch the new, in-depth Kanye West interview with Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1.
Kyle Huntington on Feb 26, 2015 - 3:11 PM
Kelly Clarkson has released another new song, "Run Run Run" featuring John Legend, which is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 2:29 PM
Hawk Nelson's lyric video for their new song "Live Like You're Loved" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 2:27 PM
Tyler Carter's music video for "Find Me" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 2:24 PM
Knuckle Puck have begun recording their first full length album at ABG Recording Studios.

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Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 2:23 PM
Hit the replies to check out Nicolas Jaar's remix of Florence + the Machine's "What Kind of Man."
Jake Jenkins on Feb 26, 2015 - 11:54 AM
Pretty big win for Net Neutrality today.
On February 26, the FCC approved new, stronger network neutrality rules that regulate internet access like a public utility. Network neutrality supporters hailed the proposal. But Republicans in Congress say that it will lead to excessive regulation of the internet. They're working on legislation that would partially reverse the rules.
Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 11:27 AM
Strung Out's new song "The Animal and the Machine" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 11:04 AM
Some of you reading may like the band Fire and Ice, and some of you may want to know that they recently posted a variety of homophobic tweets and basically said they don't care if anyone is offended. I asked the label why they'd keep a band like this on their roster and didn't hear back. I think everyone can make their own decisions about what music they listen to and what they can put up with from artists ... but for me, this is one of the lines that renders a band unlistenable in my book.

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Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 10:52 AM
Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack didn't like being heckled at the band's show in Vancouver, BC. Hit the replies for some of the fan filmed footage where Andy leaps from the stage to go fight the heckler.

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Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 10:45 AM
Hit the replies for a video interview with New Found Glory where they talk about recording new bonus tracks for a deluxe re-release.

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Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 10:40 AM
Buffalo's Del Paxton is the latest band to sign to Topshelf Records' incredible lineup and we have a new song from the band's upcoming 7" split with Gulfer. Del Paxton's brand of emo/indie/you name it is infectious as it is heavy-hitting. But don't take my word for it, check out the band's killer new track, "Bad Batch," in the replies and then pre-order the split (in stores 4/7) from Topshelf.
Drew Beringer on Feb 26, 2015 - 10:40 AM
The Story So Far are done recording their new album.

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Jason Tate on Feb 26, 2015 - 10:38 AM
I have traveled your brain.
ReviewsPillow Talk - What We Should Have Said EP (Blake Solomon)
Matthew Mayfield - Wild Eyes (Anthony Sorrendino)
Mat Kearney - Just Kids (Gregory Robson)
Blake Solomon on Feb 26, 2015 - 9:48 AM
This summer, the music industry will adopt a global release day of Fridays. Right now, as many of us know, Tuesdays are album release days for the United States, while the United Kingdom uses Mondays and many other countries around the world use Fridays. This new means that artists will be able to release new music on one day, everywhere.
The change comes after global record labels association IFPI announced today that Friday will be deemed as release day in all key countries round the world, following consultation with indie and major labels, artist representative organisations and music retailers.

The move means that artists will be able to instantly release their music on the...
Thomas Nassiff on Feb 26, 2015 - 8:50 AM
All People will release its new album, Learn Forget Repeat on May 5th via Community Records and Asian Man Records. Today we are premiering a new song from the New Orleans quartet - the melodic post-punk "Doubt" - in the replies. If you dig the track, make sure you pre-order the record via Community Records or Asian Man Records. You can also check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies.
Drew Beringer on Feb 26, 2015 - 8:08 AM
Young Hunger (ex-The Swellers) have released a new demo on Bandcamp for pay-what-you-want.
Alex DiVincenzo on Feb 25, 2015 - 8:38 PM
Watch Seasons Change's lyric video for "Hope This Stains" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Feb 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM
Jump to the replies to watch Teenage Bottlerocket's music video for "Haunted House." You'll also find their upcoming tour dates with Pears.
Alex DiVincenzo on Feb 25, 2015 - 8:25 PM
Congratulations to Max Bemis and Sherri Dupree Bemis, who welcomed their second daughter, Coraline Mae Bemis, today.
Alex DiVincenzo on Feb 25, 2015 - 8:08 PM

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