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Episode 45: Why is this news?
Yellowcard
New Album: Fall of 2014
Say Anything + Saves The Day
The Tour of All Fucking Awesome Tours?!
Get StokedGet Stoked
Song Stream
Teenage SwoonTeenage Swoon
Album Stream
HampshireHampshire
Song Stream
Love BrooklynLove Brooklyn
Song Premiere/Download
The ObsessivesThe Obsessives
Album Stream
TraditionsTraditions
Video Premiere
Backslashes and Bad IdeasBackslashes and Bad...
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Boardroom HeroesBoardroom Heroes
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HoderaHodera
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SchematicSchematic
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I Call Fives Goes on HiatusI Call Fives Goes on Hiatus
2 days ago
Joyce Manor - Never Hungover AgainJoyce Manor - Never Hungover Again
Author Rating: 9.0
Bad Luck - Cold BonesBad Luck - Cold Bones
Author Rating: 7.5
The Muffs- Whoop Dee DooThe Muffs- Whoop Dee Doo
Author Rating: 9.3
The Vantage - Color Blind EPThe Vantage - Color Blind EP
Author Rating: 7.0
AUG - Be Careful What You Wish For...AUG - Be Careful What You Wish...
Author Rating: 7.0
The Word AliveThe Word Alive
15 hours ago
The Story So FarThe Story So Far
2 days ago
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
2 days ago
BeartoothBeartooth
3 days ago
The Ghost InsideThe Ghost Inside
1 week ago
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Coming off last week's two episode 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.

Want to make sure you never miss an episode? You can...
Jason Tate on Jul 31, 2014 - 1:25 PM
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."
Zac Djamoos on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:42 AM
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.
Zac Djamoos on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:33 AM
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.
Zac Djamoos on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:23 AM
You never know just what you have until you get it yanked out of your chest.
Staff ReviewsThe Muffs - Whoop Dee Doo (Caitlin DeWeese)
Staff InterviewsThe Word Alive (Jake Denning)
Caitlin DeWeese on Aug 01, 2014 - 1:32 AM
Finch will release Back to Oblivion on September 29th.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:50 PM
Dangers, Graf Orlock, and Holy will be heading out on tour in early August. Check out the dates in the replies.
Drew Beringer on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:19 PM
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.

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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 2:42 PM
Darkest Hour's self-titled album is streaming in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Aug 01, 2014 - 2:26 PM
Uncle Buck is back with another concert giveaway. Hit the replies to see details.
Zac Djamoos on Aug 01, 2014 - 1:29 PM
You can check out our new interview with The Word Alive here. We talk about Warped Tour, social media, their new album Real, and fall headlining plans.
I think we're in a time where lyrical content is starting to come back, in a whole song, not just a one-liner before a breakdown
Jake Denning on Aug 01, 2014 - 12:44 PM
Chuck Ragan has announced some new tour dates. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 12:10 PM
Relient K's Mmhmm vinyl repress is up for pre-order on Gotee's webstore.

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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 12:06 PM
SJC Drums have released a "virtual drum kit designer" app for the iPad.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 11:27 AM
Tickets are now on sale for the No Sleep Records Tour, hit the replies to see all of the announced dates and ticket links.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 11:24 AM
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.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 11:18 AM
Wovenwar's new album can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 10:28 AM
Slipknot posted a new song tilted "The Negative One" on their website. The music video will premiere on Tuesday.
Alex DiVincenzo on Aug 01, 2014 - 10:25 AM
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.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 10:19 AM
No one claims to like Nickleback and yet they've sold enough albums for Chad Kroeger to hook up Avril Lavigne with a 17 carat diamond ring.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 10:16 AM
Flyleaf's new video for "Set Me On Fire" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 10:12 AM
David Bazan has posted the two new songs for the August installment of his new subscription series. He's also announced a bunch of new tour dates -- they're in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 10:01 AM
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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 10:00 AM
5 Seconds of Summer's new video for "Amnesia" can be found in the replies. Get your lip-ring ballad on.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:55 AM
Veara's drummer, Brittany Harrell, has posted her drum remix video for "Trophies" by Young Money. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:47 AM
Hit the replies to stream the new Faded Paper Figures album, Relics.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:42 AM
Man Overboard will be releasing new music this fall. Video announcement thingy in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:40 AM
Rx Bandits' new video for "Stargazer" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:34 AM
August Premier's new video for "Day Drinks and Daydreams" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:33 AM
Buzzfeed doesn't like the twitter account I recommended a few weeks back called "SavedYouAClick" -- I'm choking on crocodile tears.
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.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:30 AM
Young the Giant's "reimagined" version of "Mind Over Matter" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:25 AM
Limp Bizkit have released a new song -- it's in the replies and is basically a must listen.
Jason Tate on Aug 01, 2014 - 9:24 AM
Brighter Brightest will be releasing a new 6 song EP at the end of August. The band will also be playing some shows in southern Ontario and dates are in the replies.
Deborah Remus on Jul 31, 2014 - 6:02 PM
Yellowcard have posted a mini-teaser on Facebook for their new album. It says it's coming "Fall of 2014" and there's a new song clip at the end.
Jason Tate on Jul 31, 2014 - 4:12 PM
Let It Happen will release Cause + Effect on September 9th via InVogue Records. Hear a new song called "High and Dry" and check out the album artwork below.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 31, 2014 - 3:14 PM
Watch Iron Reagan's new lyric video for “Eyeball Gore” in the replies. Their new album will be out September 16th via Relapse Records.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 31, 2014 - 3:12 PM
Hit the replies to see The Republic of Wolves' cover of Bon Iver's "Heavenly Father."
Zac Djamoos on Jul 31, 2014 - 2:48 PM
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.
Jason Tate on Jul 31, 2014 - 2:05 PM
No Bragging Rights' new song, "Outdated," taken from their upcoming record The Concrete Flower, can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 31, 2014 - 1:59 PM
Secret Band have released their new album on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on Jul 31, 2014 - 1:56 PM
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.

Submitted by artistanonymous
Jason Tate on Jul 31, 2014 - 1:52 PM
I Call Fives are going on indefinite hiatus.
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...
Jason Tate on Jul 31, 2014 - 1:48 PM
Stars will be releasing No One is Lost on October 14th. The album cover can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 31, 2014 - 1:04 PM
Hightide Hotel will release their sophomore and final full-length, Naturally, on September 30 via Count Your Lucky Stars. The cover art can be found in the replies.

Tracklist:
1. Hello Cruel World
2. Basement Warfare
3. Henry
4. Vertigo Chamber
5. Dandelion
6. Cosmos
7. An Absence Felt
8. Apollo Silent Groove
9. Don’t Need
10. Naturally
11. A Soft, Subtle Sound
Zac Djamoos on Jul 31, 2014 - 1:01 PM
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.
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 31, 2014 - 12:38 PM

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