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The week began with Blink-182 ... and it's going to end with Blink-182. On this episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast we spend most of the time talking about everything that went down this week in the Blink camp. We look at what news broke, our first reaction to it, what we think of how it all came out, how we think this will impact the band's legacy, what we think the band should (or will) do next, and so much more. We also touch a little on Acceptance's reunion at Skate and Surf and Drew's thoughts on the new Fall Out Boy album which he'll be reviewing early next week. And if you didn't think the universe had a sense of humor: please explain how our episode numbers worked out for this to...
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 10:45 PM
Newly announced SXSW bands include POS, Norma Jean, Hawthorne Heights, and more. New additions will be announced every Friday.
Ryan Gardner on 01/31/15 - 07:41 AM
The video for From Indian Lakes' "Awful Things" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/31/15 - 07:34 AM
To Write Love on Her Arms founder Jamie Tworkowski will be releasing his first book called If You Feel Too Much on May 19th via Tarcher/Penquin.
"To be releasing my first book with this legendary New York publisher is a dream come true. i think the title is a phrase that applies to so many people – i know it applies to me. i hope this book can be a source of encouragement, something that helps folks feel less alone. More than anything, i hope this book leads to people getting help and even choosing to stay alive."
Ryan Gardner on 01/31/15 - 07:32 AM
Bane has announced some new tour dates. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 02:15 PM
Fall Out Boy will be playing VH1's Super Bowl party this weekend.
VH1 announced its official kickoff to Super Bowl weekend with a special concert salute to the armed forces at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, AZ. This year VH1 and Papa John’s are teaming up to bring Fall Out Boy and Charli XCX to headline the “VH1 + Papa John’s Super Bowl Blitz: A Concert for the Troops” with host Nick Lachey. The concert will kick off live on Friday, January 30th at 9PM* on VH1.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 02:14 PM
Ryan from The Swellers has started a new band called Young Hunger and today we're premiering their brand new song "Holes in Your Tongue." This four piece hail from Detroit and, in their own words, write "straight forward, catchy songs that could fit in perfectly on a Punk-O-Rama comp." The band's first show will be February 13th in Detroit and also contains members of Frank White and Before I Go. Hit the replies to check out the song and let them know what you think.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 02:12 PM
Due to some scheduling issues with travel (insert Thomas looks like he doesn't want to be there joke here), our podcast episode won't be recorded until tonight. Gee, I wonder what we're going to talk about? I hope to have that edited and posted early tomorrow morning, so make sure you subscribe to our feed if you don't want miss that once it goes up. In other update news: I recently tore out all of the crap on our Tumblr page to make it a far better reading experience not only via a web browser, but also in your dashboard. All of our formatting, tags, snark, and little extras should work far better now and the full desktop experience is actually a pretty nice, no distractions, view of...
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 01:05 PM
Seasons Change will release their new album, Please Don't Leave, on April 7th via No Sleep Records, and the band is streaming the album's first song, "Clueless," in the replies (via Alt Press).
Blake Solomon on 01/30/15 - 12:51 PM
Hit the replies to see two acoustic performances from Manchester Orchestra and head over to WFUV.org to listen to an audio interview with Andy.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:34 PM
Travis Barker of Blink 182 stopped by the Kevin and Bean show on KROQ to talk about Musink, the band's issues with Tom DeLonge, and more. That can be heard here.
“I juggle a lot of things outside of Blink. I record with tons of different artists, and I always seem to still know how to prioritize Blink. I still love Blink and it’s my #1 priority over everything that I do. But it’s like when you don’t have the same passion to make that your priority as well, it makes it hard to come together as 3 people when one person doesn’t care about it.”
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:32 PM
Hit the replies to watch a behind the scenes video from Enter Shikari's music video for "Anaesthetist."

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Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:29 PM
Dangerkids's music video for "We're All In Danger" can be found in the replies. Is the album called Dangerific?

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Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:24 PM
Esmé Patterson's new project Women to Women can be streamed in the replies.
What went through Billie Jean’s mind when Michael Jackson rejected her son? Was Eleanor Rigby really so lonely? On her new album, Woman to Woman, country singer Esmé Patterson adopts the personas of some of the most famous muses in music, and gives them a long-overdue voice.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:21 PM
Buzzfeed have sat down to talk with Fall Out Boy about life on tour.
I think at some point, everything about it’s the art and the expectation becomes — you know people expect a certain thing all time, and you’ve gotta sorta challenge that as an artist. But it’s not like, Now there will never be a long song title. When someone becomes more a fan of the song titles than the songs, it’s a problem.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:18 PM
The Offspring's new single "Coming For You" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:13 PM
The Swellers have announced their final west coast dates. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:09 PM
Suge Knight has been arrested for murder following a hit and run.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:08 PM
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 12:06 PM
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Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 11:00 AM
Welcome back to the AP.net Playlist! We're here in 2015 with a slightly new name, but the same playlists that you've grown to love. Today we present another user submission from saddr weirdr (Joan) who's been a member with us for about four years. She's bringing us a playlist she calls "To Survive Against All Odds" that she explains as ..."a collection of songs that discuss damage, survival, and the ways that people break each other." Check out the playlist, in Spotify and Rdio formats in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on 01/30/15 - 10:45 AM
Watch Death Cab For Cutie performing their new single "Black Sun" live on The Late Show with David Letterman in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 01/30/15 - 10:28 AM
Hit the replies to watch the new video for Marika Hackman's single "Animal Fear"which also happens to feature Laura Marling.
Kyle Huntington on 01/30/15 - 10:16 AM
Big Sean has shared "Blessings" featuring Drake, and an extended remix that also features Kanye. The song is from Sean's upcoming album Dark Sky Paradise, and you can stream both versions in the replies. This is the first time Kanye and Drake have officially appeared alongside one another since "Forever" in 2009.
Ryan Dennehy on 01/30/15 - 05:19 AM
Serious question: How did this article get printed in The Atlantic? Of all the Blink-182 think pieces that came out over the last few days (Grantland's is pretty good), this one takes the cake as the strangest.
The truly gutting thing about the situation is that—say it aint so—we might be witnessing the break-up of one of the greatest gay love stories in American culture. Okay, kidding. Tom Delonge, Mark Hoppus, and Travis Barker are not, as far as the public knows, gay. All of them have been married to women. But there have definitely been times when they pretended to be something other than strictly heterosexual.
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 09:51 PM
Hit the replies to watch Protest The Hero vocalist Rody Walker audition to be the new vocalist of Asking Alexandria.

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Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 09:29 PM
Counting Crows' video for "Earthquake Driver" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 09:13 PM
Boysetsfire frontman Nathan Gray's debut solo EP now available on Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 09:02 PM
Yellowcard have some special VIP packages available for their upcoming tour.
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 09:01 PM
Green Day will be releasing a special limited edition vinyl of 39/Smooth. Pre-orders are now up.

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Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 08:59 PM
Head to the replies to watch a recent Four Year Strong show at an intimate club in New York. They play a bunch of old stuff and even throw in a Green Day cover.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/29/15 - 08:50 PM
P.C. Music affiliate GFOTY has shared "Cake Mix," an 11 minute mix which features a cover of Blink 182's "All The Small Things" starting around the 9:30 mark. Stream it in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 01/29/15 - 07:03 PM
Erin Tate has left Minus The Bear due to creative differences.
It is with heavy hearts that we regret to inform you that due to personal and creative differences Minus the Bear and Erin Tate have decided to part ways.

Erin is one of those rare talents and we consider ourselves lucky to have been able to share the past 14 years with him since this band first started. His creativity, talent, and drive undoubtedly helped get Minus the Bear to where we are today. We wish him the best of luck in all of his future endeavors.

The band will continue touring and we are currently working on the follow up to Infinity Overhead. 2015 is going to be an exciting year and we look forward to...
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 06:55 PM
Passion Pit's new album will be titled Kindred and they've launched a teaser website.

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Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 04:23 PM
Manchester Orchestra posted a picture of the first day in the studio with All Get Out. Best news ever.
Blake Solomon on 01/29/15 - 03:22 PM
You may already know that Matthew Mayfield will be releasing his solo record Wild Eyes on February 24th. Mayfield is also releasing a full band record with The Blue Cut Robbery later this year. Head here to listen to a clip from that release titled "Nashville, Tennessee."
Anthony Sorendino on 01/29/15 - 02:12 PM
You can pre-order Microwave's new album, Stovall - limited to 300 copies split across two variants. It releases March 10th via Antique Records.
Ryan Gardner on 01/29/15 - 01:44 PM
Dustin Kensrue will release his new album, Carry the Fire, on April 21, 2015 on Staple Records/Vagrant Records. Artwork can be found in the replies.

Track Listing
1) Ruby
2) Back to Back
3) Gallows
4) There’s Something Dark
5) Death or Glory
6) In the Darkness
7) Of Crows and Crowns
8) Juggernaut
9) What Beautiful Things
10) Carry The Fire
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 01:19 PM
You can now listen to Jeff Rosenstock's new song, "Nausea," in the replies via a music video that was premiered on A.V. Club today. The song comes from his new album, We Cool?, which comes out on March 3 via SideOneDummy Records. Also, We Cool? is now available for pre-order, and bundles include stuffed teddy bears and luxury plush robes. Pre-order game over, Jeff Rosenstock wins.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/29/15 - 01:02 PM
As It Is' video for "Dial Tones" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/29/15 - 11:55 AM
The Smith Street Band's video for "Get High, See No One" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 11:52 AM
Rocky Votolato will be releasing his eighth studio album, Hospital Handshakes, on April 21st. You can stream a new song called "The Hereafter" in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 11:45 AM
Hit the replies to see Mark Rose perform an acoustic session with Little Elephant -- he plays a new song from his upcoming album called "The One Where it Didn't Work Out."
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 11:22 AM
The Movielife have announced openers for their west coast shows. They also added a third show in California. All information is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 11:19 AM
Eamonn Forde, writing for the Guardian, looks at why Taylor Swift trademarked a bunch of her lyrics.
“What she is trying to do is to protect individual phrases within her lyrics where those lyrics have become catchphrases,” explains Alexander Ross, a partner at law firm Wiggin who specialises in music. “Once you have a trademarked phrase you have the right to stop someone else using it on things like merchandising.”
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 11:17 AM
Kanye West's new Spike Jonze directed video for "Only One" is up on his website.
Jason Tate on 01/29/15 - 11:14 AM
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