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"Have any thoughts on that Drew?"

"Nope."

That might be my favorite running gag in the AbsolutePunk Podcast, but it unfortunately rings a little too true this week. Due to some technical issues, Drew wasn't able to join us for our recording, so you'll have to deal with just Thomas and me. This week we look at a variety of topics: Follow-up from last week and looking at a few questions and comments we saw. Things like do we love music based on merit or past love for an artist? Does all music from our formative years hold up or does it get more of a critical "pass" as we get older? Then we talk a little about Thomas' prediction in last week's episode that Tim had left Transit -- only...
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Four Minute Mile Announces Breakup
Tonight at the Quesadilla Factory's last show in Centralia, WA (headlined by The Story So Far), Four Minute Mile announced that this performance will be their last.
New Found Glory Post Another Studio Video
Hit the replies to see another studio video with New Found Glory.
Our interview with Keith Latinen of Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) can be found here.
They would never turn anything down, and they constantly had new material. We kind of made that our approach in Empire!, which is why weíve got so many splits, so many projects, so many little releases.
KDC Announce Fall Tour
Buffalo, NY, hardcore band KDC will be embarking on a tour with Axis. Dates are in the replies.
Matt Sharp Talks New Rentals Music and Weezer
Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer, talks to Flavorwire about the new Rentals album and his influence on Weezer's early albums.
Would it have been any better or much worse? Would people have said, "Oh my God, Weezer's in Nashville making an acoustic record!"? Maybe! Or maybe people would have said, "This is the most boring record I've heard in my fucking life!" Thereís this idea that I would have been a one remedy fix-all, but thereís also that possibility of, "be careful what you wish for." Maybe it would have been a much bleaker thing with me in there. Who knows? I would have maybe put us down very pretentious roads.

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Sonder Release New EP
Sonder have released their new EP through Bandcamp.

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Sirens and Sailor Buglarized
Sirens and Sailor's van was burglarized the other day and they are taking donations.
Every single dollar we brought with us, every single penny that we have earned over the past month of touring overseas has been stolen. Licenses, credit cards, essential medical supplies, laptops, electronic equipment, even down to our toiletries, GONE. In a matter of minutes, our livelihood has been taken from us. Our dream come true has become the exact opposite.

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Bruce Springsteen To Release Graphic Novel
Bruce Springsteen will be releasing a graphic novel on November 4th.
The book is loosely based on Springsteenís song of the same name, and inspired by the 1950′s childrenís book ďBrave Cowboy Bill.Ē According to its Amazon page, the book is about ďa modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood.Ē
The Black Keys Write "BoJack Horseman" Theme
The theme song for Netflix's new show "BoJack Horseman" was written by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney. It's in the replies.
Brian Fallon Interview On Canoe
Brian Fallon talked with Canoe about The Gaslight Anthem's new album.
Well, the record is what I did during difficulties. But I wouldnít say the record is directly about the difficulties ó not as much as people think. Iím not writing a news column. Itís not like, hereís the details and hereís the street name. Itís not the Kardashians, itís a band. I want to write songs people can relate to right away. But I try to write in a broader sense. So it may seem very specific, but itís not necessarily about the things you think. Itís a funny way of trying to articulate yourself in a song, and sometimes itís very difficult.
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Stream New Lonely The Brave Album
Lonely The Brave's new album can be streamed in the replies via The Guardian.

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Stream Another New Texas in July Song
Another new Texas In July song from their upcoming album can be streamed in the replies.

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I The Mighty Start Writing For New Album
I The Mighty has started writing their new album.

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Andrew McMahon Pre-Orders Coming Next Week
Andrew McMahon will release a new song and post pre-orders on early next week.
Itís been a great summer of touring, seeing both new faces and old; nothing beats the experience of getting on stage night after night, and I'm so thankful to those of you were able to make it out to support us. I know youíre all ready for some new music, and this is why youíre receiving this email. A few hours after most of you end your Labor Day festivities, Iíll be premiering a new song! Not only that, but youíll also be able to pre-order the first album from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness!

The pre-order will go live Monday night/Tuesday morning at midnight EST on iTunes and the physical pre-order...
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5 Seconds of Summer Announce Convention: Derp Con
5 Seconds of Summer will be hosting their own convention called Derp Con.

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Asking Alexandria Post "Moving On" Video
Asking Alexandria's new video for "Moving On" is in the replies.

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The Smith Street Band Stream New Song
The Smith Street Band's new song "Surrender" can be heard in the replies.

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AP.net Interview: Palisades
You can check out our brand new interview with Palisades here. The band just finished recording a brand new record with Eric Ron at Grey Area Studios, which is set to release later this year.
Right now, it's "Nut up or shut up", proving time. Honestly, I feel like we have a lot to prove, and I feel on this album we did. I think one of the best thing that we found with this new album coming out is that we truly found out who Palisades is.
Stolas Streams New Song
Stolas' new song, "Soluna," can be streamed in the replies.

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Join Us On Other Networks
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
The Jazz June Announce "After The Earthquake"
The Jazz June will release After the Earthquake, their first full-length in twelve years, on November 11. You can see the cover art in the replies.

Tracklisting
1. Over Underground
2. After the Earthquake
3. With Honors
4. It Came Back
5. Edge of Space
6. Stuck on Repeat
7. Ain't It Strange?
8. Nothing to See Here
9. Short Changed
10. Two Floors Down
Not Tonight Josephine have begun recording their debut full-length with Taylor Larson, frontman of From First to Last.
Lives of Somos
Hit the replies to see Somos' video for "Lives of Others."
AbsolutePlaylist: "Cars and Planes and Shuttles and Legs"
Today, I'm proud to bring you the third AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Slangster (Ryan) has been a member with us since 2010. He brings us a playlist described as, "...giving off a vibe that makes me feel like going off on an adventure. They are all great to listen to on the open road or when staring down on the Earth from 5,000 miles high." Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Copeland have just put up another pre-order option for their upcoming album, Ixora. 20% of the proceeds from this package will go to their late friend's son's college fund.
It contains handwritten lyrics, an exclusive 7 inch vinyl, screen printed sheet music, an Ixora flower seed pack, and an early digital release of the album. 20% of all proceeds from this bundle will go towards a college fund for Ben Fenske, son of our late friend & former crew member, Justin Fenske.
Staff Content (08/29/14)
"Come make this drive with me, I need the company..."
Staff ReviewsMeridian - The Awful Truth (Jake Denning)
Staff InterviewsPalisades (Jake Denning)
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) (Zac Djamoos)
Against Me! Go Shopping at Amoeba
Hit the replies to see a video feature with Against Me! as they go record shopping at Amoeba Hollywood.
Dia Frampton & SILAS Collaboration Song
Hit the replies to hear a new collaboration between Dia Frampton, of Meg & Dia, and Silas. This song comes from Silas' upcoming EP.
Whirr Premieres Another New Song
Head to the replies to stream another new track from Whirr called "Lines."
"Let There Be Gwar" Trailer
Gwar manager Don Drakulich directed a documentary about the early years of the band. Watch a 9-minute preview for Let There Be Gwar in the replies.
Exclusive: Quiet Country Audio with Sleepy Hahas
Quiet Country Audio is kicking off a new season with Sleepy Hahas. The Buffalo, NY-based "psychedelic glam gospel synth pop" group took a break from working on their new album to perform four new tracks.
Bad Luck Post "Cold Bones" Video
Bad Luck's video for "Cold Bones" can be found in the replies.
Alex Woodrow From Our Last Night Starts Yoga Channel
Alex Woodrow, from Our Last Night, has started a Yoga Youtube channel.

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Chris Farren on SideOneDummy Storytellers
Hit the replies to see Chris Farren on SideOneDummy's storytellers.
The World Is A Beautiful Place Detail 'Between Bodies'
The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die will be releasing their new collaborative EP with spoken word artist Chris Zizzamia, entitled Between Bodies, via Broken World Media (US) and Black Lake Records (UK) on October 7th. Artwork in the replies.

Track Listing
01) blank#8 / Precipice
02) Space Exploration to Solve Earthly Crises
03) If And When I Die
04) Thanks
05) Lioness
06) Shoppers Beef
07) $100 Tip
08) Autotonsorialist

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Undesirable People Cover the Peanuts Theme Song
Undesirable People have covered the Peanuts theme song -- it's in the replies.

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Tucker Rule Playing Drums on Upcoming Yellowcard Tour
Tucker Rule, formerly of Thursday, will be playing drums for Yellowcard on their upcoming tour with Memphis May Fire.

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Young the Giant WRRV Sessions
Young the Giant sessions from WRRV in Poughkeepsie can be found in the replies.

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Underoath Show Footage From 1998 Surfaces
A video from one of Underoath's early shows in 1998 has hit the interwebs. Check it out in the replies.

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Ace Enders Posts Video Teaser For "Keep Moving"
Ace Enders has posted a new song clip and video teaser -- it's in the replies.
a few months back i was mixing a record for another band. while each track was bouncing down (roughly 3-4 minuets each) i wrote 8 songs in that time, playing and singing the first thing that came into my mind. i recorded each as a voice memo in that moment and then built the song around that. so no metronome and very little edits. just a cracky voice memo that you can hear all over the album. thankfully trevor from el.de.te was there the whole time to document it.. here is a small piece of it!!

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Weezer Soundcheck Videos Include New Songs
Someone recorded a portion of Weezer's soundcheck from a festival last month and caught two new songs, the videos are in the replies.

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Rx Bandits Audiotree Sessions
Rx Bandit's Audiotree Sessions are now up -- stream the video in the replies.

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Requiem Sign to Cleopatra Records
Requiem has signed to Cleopatra Records and will release their new album in October.
Ace Enders Performs "Sunday Drive" [Video]
Hit the replies to watch Ace Enders perform "Sunday Drive" acoustically.

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