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The Story So Far is currently on their headlining tour with Stick To Your Guns, Such Gold, Rotting Out, and Heart to Heart, and I got the chance to sit down with Stick To Your Guns drummer George Schmitz and The Story So Far bassist Kelen Capener and had them interview each other. The resulting conversation can be listened to in the replies.
Jake Denning on 11/18/13 - 02:18 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 11/17/13 - 06:49 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 11/17/13 - 01:23 PM
On this week's episode of the podcast, Drew and I sat down to talk with Cyrus and Steve of New Found Glory. I can't even explain how great it was to have the guys on and how hilarious the conversation ended up being -- I know it seems like I say this every week, but this was one of my favorite episodes we've done yet. Hit the replies for the stream and download.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed, or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Jason Tate on 11/15/13 - 03:57 PM
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Jason Tate on 11/15/13 - 11:00 AM
You can read Fat Phace's interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 11/14/13 - 09:42 PM
You can read High Hopes' interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 11/13/13 - 08:44 PM
Living Phantoms is the new project of Will Benoit, singer and guitarist of Constants, and today they released their Shiver EP via The Mylene Sheath. I've spent the past few hours sitting here working while enjoying the great view of my snow-covered neighbourhood (Canada eh), and this EP could not have hit my speakers at a better time; this beautiful and ethereal music is just perfect, and I can't decide if it's a good thing that I'm completely lost in these melodies the way I am right now, but I would be lying if I said that I'm not loving every minute of it. "The Mylene Sheath strikes again!" were my first thoughts, and I feel even more convinced now that this will end up being one of my...
Lueda Alia on 11/13/13 - 12:52 PM
Skytown Riot's interview is here for your reading pleasure.
Zac Djamoos on 11/12/13 - 08:40 PM
Today's interview comes from Italy's Desource and can be found here.
Zac Djamoos on 11/11/13 - 09:18 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 11/10/13 - 07:52 PM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I came across Bombardier, a post-rock four piece from Virginia. They've just released their debut EP, You Don't Know How Lucky You Are , which is five tracks of epic sounding, instrumental prettiness. Bringing to mind the likes of Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai and The Appleseed Cast, Bombardier's debut is sure to win over any current post-rock fan. The EP is available as 'name your price' on their Bandcamp, so check it out! Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 11/10/13 - 12:54 PM
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Ryan Gardner on 11/10/13 - 08:04 AM
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Jason Tate on 11/08/13 - 11:00 AM
I worked with AP.net user John Boles (Align in Time), you may have seen him around the site, to post an interview with Matthew Healy from The 1975. It's worth grabbing a beer, tossing on their latest album, and reading straight through.
I kind of became a parody of myself. All of these elements of my personality that Ive spoken about on the record were being validated by people really liking it, so I was becoming more and more like that, an excuse to be at my most, you know, polarizing and my personality, that was being endorsed by those people, and its even more like that now. If I wanted to, I could become more and more and more like myself; Im very aware of that, Im very aware...
Jason Tate on 11/07/13 - 05:03 PM
Earlier this week, NPR asked if musics reviews matter to listeners. So let's pose the question here: do you still read reviews every day? Do you read them to get a different view point on what your listening to? Do you check them out to generate a conversation?
These days, I'm not so sure negative reviews have as much of an effect. If someone wants to know whether or not they like a record, they'll probably just listen to it online somewhere. It really depends on the band and where it is in its lifespan. A stellar, four- or five-star review for a new or emerging artist could be huge for them. It looks good in press releases and ads. Pull quotes end up on album cover stickers, and the...
Drew Beringer on 11/07/13 - 04:15 PM
Falling Red's interview can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 11/07/13 - 03:27 PM
Our interview with Brandon Boyd (of Incubus fame) can be found here, where he talks about his new project with Brendan O'Brien, Sons of the Sea. The track "Jet Black Crow" can also be streamed in the replies.
Theres definitely some intentionally autobiographical material in almost everything Ive ever written. I guess you could say my life or my experience thus far is the most cooperative muse. I make very consistent mistakes in my life. I learn hard lessons, and I learn about those things through an abstractive externalization of them. I think thats what a lot of artists do. Youll draw out the things youre feeling when youre writing them down and form them into clever little...
Jonathan Bautts on 11/07/13 - 12:38 PM
You can check out The Deep North's interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 11/05/13 - 07:35 PM
Head to the replies to see this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 11/03/13 - 08:43 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 11/03/13 - 08:47 AM
The guys from Stick To Your Guns will be returning to chat again tonight at 5:15pm PST/8:15pm EST. We will also be premiering a brand new live session from the band, as part of Sam Pura's "The Waiting Room" series.
Jake Denning on 11/03/13 - 08:23 AM
Today's interview comes from The Raised By Wolves and can be read in this thread.
Zac Djamoos on 11/01/13 - 03:49 PM
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Jason Tate on 11/01/13 - 11:00 AM
Welcome to our last pre-Fest 12 feature of 2013: The one where we use "Fest" as a verb. In the replies, you'll find a compilation of tips and tricks that we've accumulated from an assortment of Fest veterans, who are generously lending their knowledge to form a bit of a Fest survival guide of sorts. Vinnie from Less Than Jake offers up what he calls the "Gainesville Coffee Crawl," Chris from Fake Problems contributes a bunch of nonsense, and there's even more where that came from. Check it out in the replies, feel free to comment with your excitement for the four-day weekend which kicks off tomorrow! and don't forget that to pick up your tickets online before they're taken down...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/30/13 - 08:32 AM
Today's very... unique... interview comes courtesy of Braincell Graveyard. Read it at your own risk here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/29/13 - 06:56 PM
This is Confusing answered our random interview today. See what they said here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/28/13 - 05:23 PM
Today's Fest 12 feature is a guest blog from SideOneDummy Records publicist Jamie Coletta. She is making her first-ever trip to Fest this year, and in anticipation has given us a write-up about the nine bands she absolutely does not want to miss, no matter what sort of physical damage she encounters due to Fest shenanigans. Check out her blog in the replies and don't forget that tickets are still available Fest 12 kicks off on Thursday!
Thomas Nassiff on 10/28/13 - 11:20 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 10/27/13 - 08:11 PM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I came across Shore Acres Drive, a one man acoustic emo/punk band. Taking inspiration from the likes of Modern Baseball and Into It. Over It. and then adding an acoustic twist, the band's debut single "I Adjust" is both catchy and perfect for any angsty moment. Check out the single and a cover of Modern Baseball's "The Weekend" on the band's Bandcamp as 'name your price'. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 10/27/13 - 12:03 PM
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Ryan Gardner on 10/27/13 - 09:33 AM
This week marked my 11th year anniversary on AP.net, which means that I have spent almost half of my entire life being an active member around here. This website has been, hands down, one of the most consistent things in my life over the past decade. Little did I know that signing up on that one punk website that covered all my favourite bands (I'm looking at you, The All-American Rejects, Fall Out Boy, Something Corporate... and literally every other pop-punk band that existed in 2002), would change my life forever. Without it, I would now probably be in some library killing brain cells with law school books instead of working in an industry that I'm passionate about. And more...
Lueda Alia on 10/25/13 - 10:00 PM
This week Mark Rose (Spitalfield) and Bob Nanna (Braid) stop by to talk about music, the industry, and their musician centric "song shop" like website downwrite.com.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, RSS, or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Jason Tate on 10/25/13 - 04:29 PM
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 10/25/13 - 11:00 AM
This week's Fest 12 feature was going to be a huge playlist that I created on Spotify featuring bands playing this year but then I kind of realized that someone else had already done a way better job of creating such playlists, and that's the man who organizes Fest himself, Tony Weinbender. Tony has curated a host of playlists six to be exact featuring 20-25 songs each. Additionally, one of the other wonderful people who help make Fest happen, Sarah Goodwin, has her own playlist thrown into the mix. You can check out all seven playlists enough to last you until Fest starts on Thursday, basically over on Bandcamp. Take a listen to the bands you've never heard of, because that's...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/25/13 - 09:24 AM
Today's interview comes from Rhoda May, and you can read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/24/13 - 08:05 PM
Out of Sacramento, Wrings have only been together for just over a year. However, they've already been on the road with the likes of The Neighbourhood and AWOLNATION in that time. The band recently released a new EP, Phases, and we're excited to stream a track from it - "Before I Went Away." Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it.
Ryan Gardner on 10/23/13 - 07:25 AM
Today's interview is from pop-punk three-piece Courage My Love - check it out.
Zac Djamoos on 10/22/13 - 07:56 PM
In case you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, AbsolutePunk.net and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this month's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX, this weekend October 25th and 26th. Over the last few weeks, we've done a festival spotlight along with a festival playlist. Today, I am highlighting the five must-see acts during the two-day festival. So check that out in the replies (along with our other featured content) and don't forget that tickets are still available.
Drew Beringer on 10/22/13 - 03:16 PM
We've got an interview from Vinny Vegas today, read it here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/21/13 - 07:44 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 10/20/13 - 05:02 PM
Today's interview is from the interesting Johnny Neutrino and the Secret Weapon, and can be read here.
Zac Djamoos on 10/18/13 - 06:37 PM
This is absolutely one of the best conversations we've had yet on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. A few weeks ago, Jason and I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Devine about his two new albums, Bulldozer and Bubblegum, the recording of said albums, crowd-sourcing, and more.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 10/18/13 - 02:17 PM
In case you've been living in a cave for the last few weeks, AbsolutePunk.net and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this month's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX, on October 25th and 26th. Over the last few weeks, we've done a festival spotlight along with a festival playlist. Check those out and don't forget that tickets are still available. We're also giving away two pairs of passes this weekend, so enter our contest.
Drew Beringer on 10/18/13 - 01:45 PM
Were now less than two weeks away from the greatest punk festival in the world The Fest. Now in its 12th incarnation, Fest will host almost 400 bands in Gainesville this year, spread out over roughly 15 venues in a 10-block area of the city (watched by about 6,000 people wearing all black). In celebration of this wonderful weekend which is now four days instead of three! well be posting a few Fest-related features before it starts. Head to the replies to read our list of 12 things you cant afford to miss at Fest 12 and check their website for all the info you need.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/18/13 - 11:28 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 10/18/13 - 11:00 AM
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