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I've spent more time in Logic Pro X over the last 48 hours than I care to admit. Now, following on the heels of yesterday's special episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast, we have your regularly scheduled episode ready for listening. You can spend so much time with us over the weekend now! This week we touch on a variety of topics: Should we re-order how an artist has set a track listing? Why is everyone so judgemental online about music tastes? Are 5 Seconds of Summer a pop-punk band and why does anyone care? What is the point of an album review on AP.net? Will Andrew McMahon blow up this time? How did AP.net get popular and why? We tackle all these questions and more. The episode can be...
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AbsolutePlaylist: The Best of Rise Records
It's pretty hard to argue that Rise Records isn't one of the top independent record labels out there. Thinking about it, the first time I had ever heard of the label was when Drop Dead, Gorgeous played at a Christian festival Tomfest in July of 2006. I remember learning about new bands through the label's sampler CDs (remember those?) - this was one of my first exposures to bands like The Devil Wears Prada and more. The following AbsolutePlaylist is a collection of what I consider to be Rise Records very best - hopefully you find a new artist or two to check out and support. Definitely include links to your own favorites in the replies.
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Staff Content (07/25/14)
“You called in a fake propane emergency? That’s a $50 fine after I report it.”
Staff InterviewsThe Ghost Inside (Jake Denning)
Anberlin - The Exit Interview: Part III (Jonathan Bautts)
Anberlin: The Exit Interview (Part III)
In celebration of this week's release of Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, we have been posting an in-depth, three-part interview special looking back over the band's 12-year career. The final installment with guitarist Christian McAlhaney is now available here, while part II with vocalist Stephen Christian is here and part I with drummer Nate Young is here.
From the moment they asked me to be in the band, it’s been pretty epic, honestly. I feel very blessed and very grateful to have been able to have done this in two different bands now. Most musicians and kids growing up who had dreams and aspirations of being in a touring band, I’d say for 99% of them it doesn’t work out. It...
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The Boxer Rebellion Gearing Up For 5th Album
It looks like The Boxer Rebellion are demoing for their fifth album.
AP.net Interview: The Ghost Inside
You can read our interview with The Ghost Inside here. The band is set to release their fourth full length album in the fall on Epitaph Records, which includes guest vocals from Jason Butler of letlive.
Lyrically, it’s about the fact that I’m getting a little older now, and it’s about the opportunities that you have when you’re younger. When you first start getting into adulthood, you have so many open doors and so many opportunities and so many places to go and things to do – literally, the world is whatever you want it to be.
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The Rocket Summer on "America's Got Talent"
The Rocket Summer's "Walls" was featured during a montage on America's Got Talent last night. Check it out in the replies.
The National's "Mistaken for Strangers" vs Funny or Die
The National's "Mistaken for Strangers" has received the Funny or Die treatment.

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Shirts for a Cure Robbed at Warped Tour
Shirts for a Cure were robbed yesterday at Warped Tour.
Yesterday, an unexpected misfortune struck Shirts for a Cure. Our booth on the Warped Tour was robbed of a significant amount of donations we have received throughout our summer fund raising effort. These funds were designated to help with our ongoing financial support of the Community Health Center in Chicago. We do not want to let this organization down so we are reaching out to you, our community of loyal supporters to help us continue to help others. Please help spread the word (repost, retweet, retumble) and donate at: www.syrentha.org/donate Thank you. #fuckcancer
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We Came as Romans DVD Announcement + Trailer
We Came As Romans will be releasing their live DVD, Present, Future, Past, on September 2nd via Equal Vision Records. A trailer can be found in the replies.

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User Reviews (7/24/14)
We've got a group of user reviews to share today:
User ReviewsChelsea Grin - Ashes to Ashes (Niko John)
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties - We Don't Have Each Other (Kyra Clark)
Say Anything - Hebrews (time4orange)
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties - We Don't Have Each Other (stereocascade)
Crosses - Crosses (ErenAnde)
Fit For a King - Creation/Destruction (SpencerCoronado)
Mountain Bird - Cosmos II (SpencerCoronado)
Flood of Red - They Must be Building Something (SpencerCoronado)
I am King - Onehundred (SpencerCoronado)
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Rustie and Danny Brown Release "Attak" [Song Stream]
Hit the replies to check out a new Rustie and Danny Brown collaboration called "Attak." The song will appear on Rustie's forthcoming sophomore release Green Language. The pair previously collaborated on Brown's Old.
The Songs That Time Forgot
Very Small Array has put together a chart and analysis on the obscurity of hit songs.
Some pop songs are timeless classics. Some play endlessly at weddings and on oldies stations. Others find renewed vigor in movie trailers or because their lyrics can be applied to Golden Grahams. Still others just, well – disappear. We started with the top 10 songs of each year from 1900 to present (as calculated by the Whitburn Project), recording each song’s Google hits, Wikipedia presence and last.fm scrobbles to calculate an obscurity score.
The Hold Steady Perform on Conan [Video]
The Hold Steady's recent performance on Conan O'Brien can be found here.
Against Me! Announce New UK Dates
Against Me! have announced some new UK dates for November. They're in the replies.
Alter Bridge Post New Video
Alter Bridge's video for "Cry Of Achilles" can be found in the replies.

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War on Women Sign With Bridge Nine Records
War on Women have signed with Bridge Nine Records.
The American Scene Stream New Song
The American Scene's newly released song can be found in the replies; preorders for the new album are up too.

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Weezer Perform "Back to the Shack" on The Tonight Show
Weezer's performance of "Back to the Shack" on The Tonight Show can be found here.
Live No Devotion Video From UK Show
A live video of No Devotion performing "Stay" from their first show in the UK can be found in the replies.

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Title Fight Sign With Anti-Records
Title Fight have signed with Anti-Records and have a new album in the works. A video announcement is in the replies.
Title Fight States: "Our ability to choose our own path regardless of current or past status quos is a defining characteristic of Title Fight. We are humbled to be a part of the Anti- roster where we feel these qualities will be strengthened and supported." Title Fight is in the studio now recording all new material with producer Will Yip and details on the forthcoming album are to be announced. Title Fight will play the This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia this July in addition to the Riot Fest dates in Toronto and Chicago this September.
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The Gaslight Anthem Post "Get Hurt" Video
Hit the replies to see The Gaslight Anthem's new video for "Get Hurt." I still think this is my favorite song on the new album, check out yesterday's episode of our podcast for more thoughts.

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Riot Fest Chicago Announces Day-By-Day Lineups
Riot Fest has announced its day-by-day lineup for Chicago (Sept. 12-14); check it out in the replies. Single-day tickets are on sale now as well.
If there is one thing I love in Austin, it's going to punk shows. The crowds are always some of the coolest people with the craziest stories. July 16th was no exception, especially with Lower Class Brats and The Applicators, The Casualties filled Red 7 with killer energy.
Formed in 1990, The Casualties took the stage with less umph than I’ve seen before but I think it’s because they were lacked the mohawk of frontman Jorge Herrera. The band tore through song after song of their enormous catalog, most of which is hardcore punk- so hardcore to the point that I can’t always understand what’s being said.
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Rob Zombie's "Hellbilly Deluxe" On Vinyl
Rob Zombie's debut album, Hellbilly Deluxe, is now available on vinyl from Enjoy the Ride Records. Their variant is limited to only 500 copies.
Exclusive: Dahling Album Stream
Dahling are getting ready to release their Near to Wanting EP on August 4. It's four tracks of nice and fuzzy indie rock. You can stream the full thing in the replies, and then you can check out their tour dates with Teenage Swoon right below that. The EP will be released physically by Trends Die Records and digitally by Texas Is Funny Records.
Exclusive: The Most Dangerous Animal EP Premiere
Last month, The Most Dangerous Animal re-released their full-length Time Heals All Wounds on Save Your Generation Records. Now they're back with the Breakfast EP, a nice dose of hardcore a la Modern Life Is War. Stream the EP in the replies and pre-order it on bandcamp.
Living in Gainesville for four years taught me lots of things, and one of them was that there existed in Central and Northern Florida a hotbed of talented punk and emo bands. I watched groups like Gainesville's Dikembe and Orlando's You Blew It! play house shows before they signed to Tiny Engines and Topshelf Records, respectively, and I discovered Orlando's Henrietta when they put out a split with Tallahassee's Echo Base (who they will hit the road with this summer - dates in the replies) and South Florida's Gillian Carter. Henrietta, which will release its debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding, on August 28 via Animal Style, had a few older EPs which I then checked out at the time - and...
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Iceage Reveal New Video And Tour Dates
Iceage has unveiled a brand new track titled "The Lord's Favorite" with an official video which can be seen in the replies alongside some North American tour dates where the band will be showcasing new material from their as-yet unannounced new album.
AP.net Interview: The Summer Set
You can read our interview with The Summer Set here. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be writing for a brand new record immediately after the tour is done, shooting for a Spring 2015 release.
Legendary came out in April of 2013, I’d love to have a new record before April of 2015 just to say we got it out in under two years, that’s really my main reasoning. I want to shorten the “two year album cycle” to about a year and a half, I’d love to have it out in February.
AP.net Interview: This Wild Life
You can read our interview with This Wild Life here. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be releasing more video content in the fall, as well as writing new material. The band will also be one of the opening acts on Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil's winter co-headling tour.
We’re going to do a really large U.S. Tour in the winter that isn’t going to allow us to do any fall touring because of Warped Tour’s radius clause. So we’ll be home and we’ve discussed doing some different things. We’re definitely going to put out more video content in that time, we’ll be writing more because we want to get ahead of the next record – our record’s been out for a month now,...
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Staff Content (07/24/14)
"Oh boy, sleep! That's where I'm a Viking!"
Staff ReviewsWolves In The Throne Room - Celestite (Jake Jenkins)
Staff InterviewsThis Wild Life (Jake Denning)
The Summer Set (Jake Denning)
Show ReviewsThe Casualties, Lower Class Brats, The Applicators (Photos) (Caitlin DeWeese)
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MNEK Posts New Video, "Wrote A Song About You"
Head to the replies to check out MNEK's brand new music video for "Wrote A Song About You". Expect to be hearing a lot more from him in the future.
Video Interview With Yellowcard
Hit the replies for a video interview with Sean and Ryan from Yellowcard.
Tom Delonge will be offering a variety of pieces (looks like some cool rare Blink-182 stuff) through the app Reissued.
SBTRKT Reveals Album Details
SBTRKT will be releasing his new record, Wonder Where We Land, on September 23rd via Young Turks. You can check out the album artwork in the replies, as well as a stream of "NEW DORP. NEW YORK." which features Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend.

Track Listing:
01) Day 1
02) Wonder Where We Land (feat. Sampha)
03) Lantern
04) Higher (feat. Raury)
05) Day 5
06) Look Away (feat. Caroline Polachek)
07) Osea (feat. Koreless)
08) Temporary View (feat. Sampha)
09) NEW DORP. NEW YORK (feat Ezra Koenig)
10) Everybody Knows
11) Problem (Solved) (feat. Jessie Ware)
12) If It Happens (feat. Sampha)
13) Gon Stay (feat. Sampha)
14) The Light (feat. Denai Moore)
15) Voices In My Head (feat. A$AP...
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Cities And Years Release New Video
Watch Cities And Years' new video for "Situations" below.
Hilary Duff Is Back - Not As Lizzie McGuire Though
Hilary Duff will release a new single called Chasing The Sun on July 29th. You hear listen to a clip on Instagram. She will release an album through RCA Records this fall.
5 Seconds of Summer Aiming for Number One
5 Seconds of Summer is expected to debut at number one on Billboard selling 250,000 copies.
New Team Spirit Music Video
Team Spirit's music video for "Teenage Heart" can be seen in the replies.
The Summer Set Covers Bowling For Soup [Video]
The Summer Set covering "Girl All The Bad Guys Want" during Bowling For Soup's Warped Tour set can be seen in the replies.
Exclusive: Bear Hands Video Premiere
Bear Hands have had some great success with their single "Giants" off their album, Distraction. So we're lucky to bring you the premiere of the band performing the single stripped down for AltarTV. Head to the replies to check it out.
Beck to Release "Song Reader" On July 29th
Beck's Song Reader will be seeing a traditional release on July 29th. Pre-orders are now up.
Benefiting the non-profit 826 Foundation, the Beck Song Reader album includes newly-recorded versions of all 20 songs from the original release by an all-star collection of performers including Jack White, Norah Jones, Fun., Jack Black, Juanes, Jarvis Cocker, Jeff Tweedy and many others including Beck himself.

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The Gaslight Anthem will be debuting their video for "Get Hurt" tomorrow -- a teaser is on Facebook.

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Weird Al Yankovic Scores Number One Album
Weird Al Yankovic has scored the first #1 album of his career with Mandatory Fun.

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