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We recorded this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast mere hours before Brand New debuted a new song live ... we made a few predictions that come true and others that fail almost in real time. We talk a lot about Brand New's marketing roll out for "Mene," talk a lot about the song itself, and speculate on the band's future and what they may do next. Then we move into talking about All Time Low selling the most albums in a week but not having the "number one album" of the week and why that bothered Thomas enough to write an article about it. Can it be fixed? Should it be fixed? There's some Apple Watch tossed in here and some talk about Four Year Strong's new song as well. Good...
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Staff Recommendations: 4-19-2015
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 Alia Spent the week with Polyenso, and their new music sounds like the lovechild of Radiohead + Justin Timberlake. Get ready, folks! And make sure to also check out Stèv, who was hand-picked by Emancipator for his own Loci Records, because his new single is gorgeous.
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The Wonder Years Finish New Album
Arguably the most anticipated album of the year is finished. The Wonder Years have finished their new album. You should probably use the rest of today to spin their discography and celebrate.
Green Day Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
A big congratulations to Green Day, who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last night by Fall Out Boy. Hit the replies to read Fall Out Boy's induction speech, and Green Day's acceptance speeches.
Exclusive: Visitors and Bon Vivant Song Streams
Visitors (members of Heartless Breakers, Dustbloom, and Downpoor) and Bon Vivant (members of Get Scared, I Am the Ocean, Settle Down, and Broke City) are releasing a split, which can now be pre-ordered. We are streaming a song from each side - "Something Real" from Bon Vivant and "Flailure (Reprise)" from Visitors. Both bands play a style of experimental post-hardcore that ought to appeal to fans of groups like I the Mighty. Check out both songs in the replies.
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Mute Math Teasing New Stuff
Mute Math have updated their Facebook page with new artwork and a video of their drumming being awesome.
Brand New RSD Unwrapping Video
Hit the replies to see a fan unwrap the Brand New RSD release of Deja Entendu.
Blackbear Posts 'idfc' Music Video
Hit the replies to check out Blackbear's new music video for 'idfc'. New album deadroses available online and in-stores now.
Turnover Are "Humming"
Turnover apparently can't be stopped, because they've released another new song from Peripheral Vision, this one called "Humming." Check it out here. The album comes out May 4th, which is blissfully close at hand.
Texas In July Announce Farewell Tour Dates
Texas In July have announced their farewell tour dates.
Today, Texas In July has started to announce their final shows together. The band has announced their farewell European tour – which will feature festival appearances at Jera On Air, Graspop, and With Full Force Festival – and select shows with the likes of Chelsea Grin and Walking With Strangers.

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The Offspring Back at No. 1 on Mainstream Rock
The Offspring have their second number one on Billboard's "Mainstream Rock Songs" radio airplay chart ... 18 years after their first.
The gap of almost 18 years is the longest between an act topping Mainstream Rock Songs, besting Stone Temple Pilots, which paused 16 years between "Lady Picture Show" (Jan. 18, 1997) and "Out of Time" (Aug. 17, 2013).
Of Mice & Men Post "Another You" Video
Of Mice & Men new music video for "Another You" is in the replies.

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Clips from New Emery on Amazon
You can preview tracks from the new Emery album on Amazon.

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Adestria Breaks Up
Adestria has broken up.
I've always tried to be as honest and upfront with you as I can, and I'll do my best to keep that up. As of now, there is no new music, and no new tours for us in the future. We did a lot of soul searching the past few months, and we amicably came to the conclusion that we're taking an indefinite break. In truth, it's a bummer that we're done. But that's how this goes. Music changes, members change, and it's hard living off $5 a day haha. Only a rare few bands can make a life out of music, and we were lucky enough (and very grateful) to do this as long as we did. Thanks to all of you for the support, whether you downloaded a cd, let us crash on your floor, bought...
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The Fall of Troy Vinyl Re-issues On Sale
Vinyl re-issues of The Fall of Troy's Doppelgänger and Manipulator are on sale now from Enjoy the Ride Records.
Rock Sound Announces "Worship and Tributes" Compilation
To celebrate its 200th issue, Rock Sound is releasing a covers compilation titled Worship and Tributes that features You Me at Six, Enter Shikari, Neck Deep, Funeral for a Friend and more. Clips from several of the tracks can heard here.

Track Listing
01. You Me At Six – Kings And Queens - Thirty Seconds to Mars
02. Enter Shikari – Chop Suey! - System of a Down
03. Architects – Wait And Bleed - Slipknot
04. Twin Atlantic – Beverly Hills - Weezer
05. Neck Deep – Juneau - Funeral For A Friend
06. Bury Tomorrow – Bring Me To Life - Evanescence
07. Lower Than Atlantis – Everything Is Alright - Motion City Soundtrack
08. Funeral For A Friend – I Can Climb Mountains - Hell Is for Heroes
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Exclusive: Driver Friendly Cover Britney Spears
Driver Friendly recently recorded an in-studio session with our friends at Quiet Country Audio, during which they busted out a quick cover of Britney Spears's "Till the World Ends" that even incorporates their signature trumpet. Head to the replies to watch the performance. I dare you not to sing along.
Fall Out Boy Release "Uma Thurman" Music Video
Fall Out Boy's music video for "Uma Thurman" can be viewed in the replies.
Against the Current Release New Music Video
Against The Current's music video for "Dreaming Alone" can be seen in the replies.
Exclusive: The Antics Song Premiere
Drawing influence from the likes of Joy Division, The Smiths and Echo & The Bunnymen, New Jersey's The Antics inject a retro feel into their brand of indie post-punk. Head to the replies to hear "Emily Jones," the title track from their upcoming EP, which is due out this summer.
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Wolf Alice Unveil Album Version Of "Bros"
Wolf Alice will release their debut album, My Love Is Cool, on June 22nd via Dirty Hit Records and today they unveiled the album version of live and fan-favourite "Bros". Do yourself a favour and welcome in the summer hit this song always deserved to be by hitting the replies and checking it out.
"Bros" is a sentimental tune to us, it's grown and changed with us over the past couple of years, taking on different shapes and forms until it evolved into being this definitive album version. It's an ode to childhood imagination and friendship and all the charm that comes with that. The live response to the song has been truly humbling." - Ellie Roswell (vocals,...
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Avril Lavigne Debuts New Song "Fly"
Avril Lavigne's new song, "Fly," can be heard on Vevo.
New Panic! at the Disco on Monday?
Wendy Rollins from Radio 104.5 says we're getting new Panic! at the Disco music on Monday.

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Slayer Release New Song "When the Stillness Comes"
Jump to the replies to hear a new Slayer song, "When the Stillness Comes," from their Record Store Day 7". The track will also appear on the band's new album, due out later this year.
Smashing Satellites Release New Song
A new Smashing Satellites song called "What's It All About" is in the replies.
Dryjacket Perform "Newton Colony" for Space Jam Session
Check out Dryjacket performing "Newton Colony" acoustic in the replies. The song comes from their new EP Lights, Locks, and Faucets, which we premiered just last week!
Incubus & Deftones Announce Co-Headlining Summer Tour
Incubus and Deftones are co-headlining a summer tour with support from Death From Above 1979 and The Bots. Head to the replies for dates.
Danzig, Pennywise, Cancer Bats Tour Dates
Danzig will be touring this summer with support from Pennywise and Cancer Bats. Dates are in the replies.
Carly Rae Jepsen Titles New Album
Carly Rae Jepsen has announced that her forthcoming follow-up to 2012's Kiss is titled E·MO·TION and will be out this summer (Tower Records Japan accidentally announced it as June 24, but there hasn't been confirmation from Carly's camp). In the meantime, hit the replies to listen to the Dev Hynes-assisted "All That."
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New Fall Out Boy Video Tomorrow
Fall Out Boy will be premiering the new video for "Uma Thurman" tomorrow.
A$AP Rocky Announces "At.Long.Last.A$AP" Release Date
Flacko Jodye Season continues now that A$AP Rocky has announced that his new album will be released May 12th. Hit the replies to stream "M'$" a new track from At.Long.Last.A$AP.
"Chewie, We're Home" - Star Wars Gets New Trailer
Hit the replies to watch the brand new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens which is released this December.
Crystal Castles Are Still Here
Ethan Kath of Crystal Castles has posted a new song on the band's Facebook and Soundcloud pages titled "Frail". Whilst Alice Glass is still not a part of the act, a new vocalist referred to as "Edith" appears on this song. Check it out in the replies.
Florida’s Northbound started out as a solo project from frontman Jonothan Fraser, but has evolved over the last three years into a sometimes-acoustic / sometimes-full-band act, similar to Evan Weiss’ early experiences with Into It. Over It. While Northbound takes on a more pop-punk vibe, "Slug," which you can stream exclusively in the replies, will also resonate with fans of many of the grunge-leaning acts gaining popularity today; a comparison to Citizen also comes to mind. “Slug” is taken from the re-worked LP Death Of A Slug, which Animal Style Records will release this summer. It can be pre-ordered here if you like what you hear.
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Badflower Release "Soap" Video
Badflower's new video for "Soap" is in the replies.
Well Kept Things Announce New EP, Stream New Song
Well Kept Things will release their new EP, Homegrown, on June 16 via Antique Records. The first song "Great White North" can be streamed in the replies and the EP is available for pre-order now.
Exclusive: No Tide Song Premiere
After several impressive EPs, Nebraska's No Tide are gearing up for their full-length debut, Death of the Sun. Head the replies to hear the lead track, "Empty Handed," which sets the pace for the album. Produced by Jay Maas (Transit, Polar Bear Club), the effort drops on June 30th and can be pre-ordered from Take This To Heart Records. The band sounds like a mix between Saves the Day, The Menzingers and The Story So Far.
Reports are coming in from the Brand New show tonight in LA that if you buy any merch the band are giving out what appear to be lyric sheets to the new song "Sealed to Me." You can check a photo out in the replies.

Update: The song was played live tonight as an encore, video in the replies.
For Today Boots Guitarist Samuel Penner
Samuel Penner has been asked to leave For Today. A statement from him is in the replies.
I was told that I was unequally yoked with the band because of my personal beliefs of how I should live my life after coming to know Jesus. For this reason, the band could no longer support me or walk with me on this path. (To be clear about this, for those who care, my personal belief is simply that a standard of living our lives after salvation has been set by God in the “Old Testament” law. Not for salvation but for living a life in service to God.)
High On Fire Announce New Album
High On Fire will be releasing their new album, Luminiferous, on June 23rd. This is the band's seventh studio album, and it was recorded with none other than Converge's Kurt Ballou. You can check out the artwork and a statement from Matt Pike in the replies.

Track Listing:
01) The Black Plot
02) Carcosa
03) The Sunless Years
04) Slave the Hive
05) The Falconist
06) Dark Side of the Compass
07) The Cave
08) Luminiferous
09) The Lethal Chamber
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Bastards Streaming Another New Song
Bloody Disgusting is streaming a new Bastards song titled "Grave Rusting." If you dig it, be sure to check back here on Monday to hear the whole EP.
New Found Glory In The Studio
New Found Glory are in the studio working on some stuff with Paul Miner. Could be related to the bonus material for a Resurrection re-release Chad Gilbert spoke about a few months back.