Coming off last week's twoepisode extravaganza, the AbsolutePunk Podcast returns this week to tackle a variety of new topics. "Why is this news?" might be the most asked question in the comments section of our website and in this episode we examine the question head on. We also talk about the phrase "guilty pleasures" when it comes to describing a band you like and why that term kinda sucks. We discuss the financial toll it takes on bands when they're robbed and what happens when a band that's actually small to mid-sized gets the stigma of being too big to be cool to namedrop. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
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Singer-songwriter Matthew Heller's been pumping out folky rock songs for two years, and we're excited to premiere the newest of those today. Hit the replies to check out the music video for his latest single "Tragedy Town."
Michigan pop-punk boys Get Stoked are gearing up to put out their Washington Street EP, and today we're excited to premiere the third single, "Actions Speak Louder Than Words." It's some fast, loud stuff sort of like early Transit or The Story So Far. You can check that out in the replies, along with some tour dates.
Teenage Swoon will soon be putting out their debut EP No Hymns on cassette via Trends Die Records. We're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the EP today, which can be downloaded for free on their bandcamp. Hit the replies or the band's profile for some lo-fi, abrasive post-hardcore.
Yahoo have posted some more of the Q&A with Hayley Williams of Paramore.
I'm starting to accept that 25 is not 16. Seven or eight years ago, we would go to Taco Bell, grab a bean burrito and run onstage. Now, getting ready for a show takes two hours – Jeremy and Taylor [York, Paramore's guitarist] have to wrap their ankles, and I have to do stretches so I don't hurt my neck from headbanging. I'm loving it, but I definitely might collapse at one of these shows.
A Day To Remember have announced they will be bringing their "Self-Help Festival" to Philadelphia, PA on October 4th at Festival Pier in Penn's Landing. VIP tickets are available now on their website and general admission tickets will go on sale Saturday.
2014's Self Help Festival in Philadelphia will feature top acts including A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, The Wonder Years, Motionless In White, The Story So Far, Chiodos, Gnarwolves, and more to be announced.
Guys, emboldened by a podcast that answers the "why is this news?" question, I'm going full Friday ... hit the replies to see a video compilation of every single time Samuel L. Jackson utters "motherfucker" in his movies.
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Instead, @SavedYouAClick feels less like a delight than it does an insecure college freshman delighting in beating a professor to the punch line of her own lecture. Other times, it feels like a petulant 8-year-old unfairly answering simple questions posed to a younger sibling by Mom.
Senses Fail will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the release of their second full-length album, Let It Enfold You, by issuing the album on three colors of vinyl on September 9, 2014. More information can be found in the replies.
A fan has written to say that Max Bemis announced at the Say Anything show on Sunday in Tempe, AZ that they will be doing a 10 year anniversary tour of Is A Real Boy... with support from Saves the Day who will be celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Through Being Cool. Sign me up.
The future for I Call Fives will remain uncertain, but I can say certainly that we will never be in the position to tour like the band did for so many years. The opportunities that people gave us make it very hard to ever say it’s done forever. Unfortunately, the reality is that we’ve had to work jobs full-time, finish school, and do whatever it is we found best for the next chapter of our lives. It has been so hard to admit or write this for me because this band became all I knew, all I thought about, all I put myself into. We met so many bands, many that have grown to be very successful and are still doing it. So many people that let us...
Emarosa will release their long awaited new album, Versus, on September 9th via Rise Records. You can now pre-order a bunch of different bundles of the album. Jump to the replies to stream another new track called "American Déjà Vu" as well.