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97: No Closer to Heaven
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The Wonder Years
Reviewed by Thomas Nassiff
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This week's a special episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. We offer to you two topics: A discussion about Thomas's decision to retire from the website and a lengthy discussion about The Wonder Years' new album No Closer to Heaven. Not only was it a marathon podcasting session, but I think the result was one of our best episodes. We tried to really get into the details of looking at the reactions to an album from a die-hard Wonder Years' fan and someone who is pretty indifferent to the band's catalog. Someone that thinks the band is elevating themselves to rarified air in the music scene and pop-punk, and someone that's not convinced they're in that conversation yet. It's like the Odd...
Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 8:14 PM
Fest 14 have announced their schedule.
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 1:56 PM
Copeland sure seem to be teasing something on Instagram.
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 1:32 PM
I The Breather are calling it quits.

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Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 1:29 PM
All Time Low's Future Hearts is available for $1.99 this week only on Google Play.

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Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 1:25 PM
Is Relient K teasing new album art or a title?

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Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 12:58 PM
Picturesque have signed with Equal Vision Records.
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 12:43 PM
Hit the replies to stream Craig Finn's new album Faith in the Future.
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 12:42 PM
Hit the replies for snippet of an interview with All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth speaking with Team Rock. He talks a little about how bands should be treating fans and what they should not be doing. Hope he gives the same speech to the band's upcoming tour mates.
So sending pictures, asking for pictures, sending texts, whatever you may be doing—that’s not what this was ever about. It’s about forming relationships through your music, not the things that come along with music. It’s a difficult thing to deal with, especially for some of these younger bands who are personally not sure what they’re going through yet, as well. Speaking from personal experience, we were dorks in high school; we...
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 12:38 PM
Boysetsfire's lyric video for "Savage Blood" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 12:34 PM
Ben Folds' So There is now streaming on NPR.
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 12:31 PM
The title of this article on Yahoo! is "Tom DeLonge Leaves Blink-182 Behind to Be Alt-Rock’s J.K. Rowling." I've got nothing. Time for lunch.
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 12:21 PM
Marianas Trench will release their new single, "One Love," on September 13th. The band said back in March that it's one of their favorite songs on the album.
Joe DeAndrea on Sep 04, 2015 - 9:33 AM
Staff ReviewsTravis Scott - Rodeo (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on Sep 04, 2015 - 8:25 AM
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Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 3:00 AM
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.
Jason Tate on Sep 04, 2015 - 1:00 AM
Halsey's debut album, Badlands, is expected to move around 100k units, according to HitsDailyDouble. This will put her at number two behind The Weeknd.
Joe DeAndrea on Sep 03, 2015 - 11:58 PM
The (always great) Song Exploder podcast has a new episode with American Football.
In this episode, Mike Kinsella, Steve Holmes, and Steve Lamos of American Football break down the first song they wrote together, “The One with the Tambourine,” from their self-titled EP. They talk about being influenced by the Chicago music scene of the ‘90s, and how they combined alternative tunings, unconventional time signatures, and naiveté to craft their sound.
Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 5:45 PM
Just a reminder that Jacks Mannequin's Everything in Transit repress is now for sale.
Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 12:54 PM
TesseracT's new video for "Survival" is in the replies. Their album Polaris is due out September 18th.

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Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 12:20 PM
Angels and Airwaves' "Home" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 12:19 PM
Motion City Soundtrack is offering a free download of a 4-song live session plus two of the singles from Panic Stations through Noisetrade.

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Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 12:17 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new EL VY track.

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Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 12:14 PM
Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" has tied the record for the most time spent atop Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart.
Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 12:12 PM
Hit the replies to hear Metric's new song "Lie, Lie, Lie."
Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 12:12 PM
Hit the replies to stream Bikini Kill's unreleased song "Ocean Song."
Jason Tate on Sep 03, 2015 - 12:10 PM
Hit the replies to watch the lyric video for Coheed and Cambria's new drop, "Here to Mars."
Garett Press on Sep 03, 2015 - 10:07 AM
Ahead of tomorrow's release date for No Closer To Heaven, The Wonder Years have released a new song titled "Thanks For The Ride," which you can stream in the replies. (via Spin). Singer Dan "Soupy" Campbell also gave an interview, which you can read here.
I was at this turning point with the [new] record where I was like, “I don’t want to write about the suburban American experience anymore, because I’ve written about it a hundred times.” I was thinking about other things in life that I wanted to touch on. It started to feel like I was in a footrace with an expanding universe, and I was never going to get to the finish line.
Blake Solomon on Sep 03, 2015 - 9:03 AM
Update: The contest is now over, thanks to everyone who entered! Remember, tickets can still be purchased here.

Happy Thursday everyone, today I'm happy to announce that we will be giving away a pair of three-day passes to Riot Fest Chicago (September 11-13)! To enter, leave a comment in this thread with your most anticipated set(s) of the weekend. I'll be choosing a winner at random later tonight. Be on the lookout for our most anticipated sets of the weekend feature coming on Monday, and if you still haven't gotten your tickets and don't want to rely on a giveaway, you can purchase three-day and single-day passes right here.
Jake Jenkins on Sep 03, 2015 - 8:57 AM
"The backseat I took to depression I defined, As the space between my center and my mind"
Staff ReviewsPost Modern - The Current (Craig Ismaili)
Craig Ismaili on Sep 03, 2015 - 8:07 AM
Joey Cape's Stitch Puppy is streaming in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 9:12 PM
Cassadee Pope's official lyric video for "I Am Invincible" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 9:09 PM
Four Year Strong's video for "Stolen Credit Card" is in the replies. As this post is in relation to Pure Noise Records, I'd like to direct your attention to this post where there's a lot of great information about consent education, sexual assault literature, and much more.

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Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 9:07 PM
Augustana released 3 new tracks for free download.
Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 9:06 PM
Preview 30 second snippets of every song on Bring Me The Horizon's That's The Spirit over on Spotify.

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Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 9:04 PM
Mark Hoppus instagrammed a hard-drive that reads "Blink-182 2015."

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Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 8:39 PM
Tom DeLonge continues his media tour. This time talking with NME:
I loved that band, I started that band. That's me. I named the band - that shit came from me. [Being in Blink] cannot be the only thing in my life, or can it be the absolute priority. But can it be a part of my life? Absolutely. I love that band.
Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 8:36 PM
Car Seat Headrest has signed to Matador Records and will release his new album, Teens of Style on October 30th. You can watch his new music video for "Something Soon" in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Sunburned Shirts
2. The Drum
3. Something Soon
4. No Passion
5. Times to Die
6. psst, teenagers, take off your clo
7. Strangers
8. Maud Gone
9. Los Borrachos (I Don't Have Any Hope Left, But the Weather is Nice)
10. Bad Role Models, Old Idols Exhumed (psst, teenagers, put your clothes back o)
11. Oh! Starving
Keagan Ilvonen on Sep 02, 2015 - 5:16 PM
Head to the replies to watch James Bay's new video for "Scars."
Keagan Ilvonen on Sep 02, 2015 - 4:57 PM
Girlpool's new music video for "Pretty" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on Sep 02, 2015 - 4:54 PM
Ryan Hemsworth will release his new EP entitled, Taking Flight, on October 9th via Secret Songs. You can stream "Angel" over on Billboard.

Track Listing
1. Angel
2. Long Time
3. From Grace
4. White Light
5. Cherished
6. U Remain
Keagan Ilvonen on Sep 02, 2015 - 4:49 PM
This one of my favorite premieres I've been a part of. The San Francisco, CA, band ourfathers. will be releasing an EP called Movements soon, and we're streaming the first single in the replies. Now, ourfathers. are quite the dynamic group, with "III" pulling influences from all sorts of bands, with hints of Brand New, Moving Mountains, Pianos Become the Teeth, Thrice, From Indian Lakes, and everything in between - it's like the band mixed a bunch of this site's favorite artists and threw them together into one massive song, all produced by Dryw Owens of the latter group. The point is that you should listen to it, which is good, because it's sitting right there in the replies for you to...
Zac Djamoos on Sep 02, 2015 - 1:40 PM
The video for Motion City Soundtrack's "It's a Pleasure to Meet You" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on Sep 02, 2015 - 1:05 PM
Ace Enders' new solo album #HIRAETH is up for purchase on his bandcamp. You can stream the entire album in the replies.
Craig Ismaili on Sep 02, 2015 - 1:04 PM
Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger are separating.

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Craig Ismaili on Sep 02, 2015 - 12:56 PM

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