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The Gaslight Anthem's new song "Stay Vicious" is now available on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 07/27/14 - 09:01 PM
Today marks the tenth anniversary of Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want to Be.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/27/14 - 09:00 AM
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.
BlakeBleachers have taken over. And also some vintage Minus The Bear getting plays this week.
Jake JenkinsTouché Amoré and Tigers Jaw
Anthony SorendinoNathan For You is my new favorite show. It's absolutely brilliant.
Jason Tate on 07/27/14 - 01:00 AM
Less Than Jake are playing their 365th day of Warped Tour today in West Palm Beach. That's a lot of sunburns.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/26/14 - 10:12 AM
Have Mercy were robbed in Buffalo. Head to the replies to see what was taken and if you see or hear of these items, you can email management. The band is accepting PayPal donations through HaveMercyOfficial@gmail.com.
Zac Djamoos on 07/26/14 - 10:00 AM
The Offspring posted covers of Pennywise's "No Reason Why" and Bad Religion's "Do What You Want" and "No Control." Listen to them in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/26/14 - 06:52 AM
Hear a new acoustic Cryptodira song called "An Unmarked Grave" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:42 AM
Sucré, the solo project of singer Stacy King of Eisley, have announced their first tour - dates are below. They're currently working on an EP to be released before the tour.
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:41 AM
Watch Crown The Empire's new video for "Machines" below. The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways is out now via Rise Records.
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:39 AM
Soundsupply are doing a label drop for Run For Cover Records, where you can get 10 digital albums for $15, 10 CDs for $50 (bonus CD for first 25 buyers), and/or 10 LPs for $99 (bonus 7" for first 25 buyers).
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:35 AM
Rookie of the Year is hitting the road with Kingsfoil, Saywecanfly, and Red Letter Days. Dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 07/26/14 - 05:31 AM
Brendan Kelly's latest blog looks into the worst ways to die.
That dude from Brand New sings a line that I think is pretty good: “Jesus Christ, I’m not scared to die. I’m a little bit scared of what comes after.” It’s evocative of the weird uncertain relationship humanity has with death, but I think it’s wrong. Being dead is a breeze. We’ve all already done it before. Begin at the moment you were born and go backwards to the beginning of time. How long is that? If you answered anything other than “an infinite amount of time” then god bless your foolish heart. You’ve already not existed for eternity and you’re fine right now, right?
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 04:04 PM
There's a really nice profile on producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, The Gaslight Anthem) over on SoundonSound.
"After these years of working predominately with pop music that involved a lot of programming, I had a period of rebellion to it, during which I fell out with computers and wanted to work all-analogue and solely with tape machines,” remarked Crossey. "I was inspired by the Steve Albini approach and worked with many guitar bands. These days, I'm somewhere in the middle, and so last year I was talking with my manager about finding this mythical band that blends pop, commerciality, programming and electronic elements with being a guitar band with real instruments, credibility and...
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 04:02 PM
Producer Marc McClusky (William Beckett, Weezer) has launched a Kickstarter for his app "Ghost Trax," an app that will enhance and make live performances easy for those using live tracks.
Christian Wagner on 07/25/14 - 10:57 AM
A new song from Peter Munter (Over It) can be found on SoundCloud.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 10:48 AM
Fall Out Boy have announced they would like to come to Garden Spot High School and perform a song with the marching band. This is the marching band who were recently told they couldn't perform "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" by the school board. The video of Pete Wentz talking about this can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 10:43 AM
Up-and-coming Brooklyn band (as if there's any other kind) Young Runner are set to release their first EP in a few weeks, but you can get a taste of their Vaccines-ish, post-grunge, plain fun rock 'n roll right now in the form of "Wet Cement." Check it out in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 07/25/14 - 10:37 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 10:00 AM
Set it Off have been playing a new song, "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," live. Check out a video in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:50 AM
A new He Is Legend song titled "Smoker Scoff" can be heard at Metal Injection and in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:42 AM
Norma Jean is heading out on tour in August. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:41 AM
In a recent interview with Punks in Vegas, Mike Park (Asian Man Records) revealed that he's asked Brendan Kelly to do a children's album for his Fun Fun imprint.
I've already talked to Brendan and he’s on board, but having him actually finish is another story altogether.

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Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 08:37 AM
Tokyo-based screamo band Blue Friend will release their debut full-length I Will Be Your Friend in September via Dog Knight Records. It's twenty-five minutes of dissonant, harsh screamo in the vein of classics like Beau Navire or modern groups like Old Gray. Today we're got an exclusive stream of the track "Kowai." Hit the replies to check it out, and then you can pre-order the LP via Dog Knight's site.
Zac Djamoos on 07/25/14 - 08:27 AM
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...
Jonathan Bautts on 07/25/14 - 06:13 AM
It looks like The Boxer Rebellion are demoing for their fifth album.
Anthony Sorendino on 07/25/14 - 05:37 AM
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.
Jake Denning on 07/25/14 - 05:22 AM
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.
Jake Denning on 07/25/14 - 04:47 AM
“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)
Jake Denning on 07/25/14 - 04:16 AM
The Rocket Summer's "Walls" was featured during a montage on America's Got Talent last night. Check it out in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on 07/24/14 - 05:44 PM
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 judgmental 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...
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 04:06 PM
The National's "Mistaken for Strangers" has received the Funny or Die treatment.

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Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 03:24 PM
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
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 03:21 PM
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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Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 03:16 PM
Anthony Sorendino on 07/24/14 - 01:27 PM
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.
Ryan Dennehy on 07/24/14 - 11:47 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:39 AM
The Hold Steady's recent performance on Conan O'Brien can be found here.
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:29 AM
Against Me! have announced some new UK dates for November. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:26 AM
Alter Bridge's video for "Cry Of Achilles" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:25 AM
War on Women have signed with Bridge Nine Records.
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:23 AM
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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Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:19 AM
Weezer's performance of "Back to the Shack" on The Tonight Show can be found here.
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:18 AM
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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Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:15 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:09 AM
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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Jason Tate on 07/24/14 - 11:03 AM
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.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/24/14 - 11:02 AM
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