As some of you may know, our friends in Pinsky have decided to call it quits. The band will release its final EP, Weekends on July 24th via Sinking Ship Records. To commemorate this farewell with bittersweet feelings, we are premiering "Gravity," the album artwork, and the track listing. Head to their AP.net Profile to stream the song, and hit the replies for to check out the cover artwork, track listing, and press release. Leave your thoughts and wish the guys luck with their future endeavors.
Today, we're bringing you something pretty sweet that involves arguably one of the best up-and-coming alt-rock bands around. Diamond, the group that includes members of Trapped Under Ice and Down to Nothing, is officially changing their name to Diamond Youth. To coincide with that announcement, we're bringing you an exclusive interview with the band that talks about said change as well as their upcoming recording with Brian McTernan. Be sure to read up, and if you haven't already picked up their stellar EP Don't Lose Your Cool, get it on vinyl here.
We're back with part two of our track by track breakdown for The Ghost Inside's brand new album, Get What You Give. Hit the replies to check out the second video in the series, "Outlive", as explained by vocalist Jonathan Vigil. Be sure and catch the band on the Monster Energy stage on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, going on now.
We're really excited to team up with Panther City Films, and bring you a live set from The Ghost Inside, from the Vans Warped Tour stop in Dallas, TX. A big thank you to The Ghost Inside, Panther City, and Fly South Music Group. If you like what you see, make sure you catch the band on the Monster Energy Stage on Warped Tour. Get What You Give, the band's third full length album, is in-stores and online everywhere where music is sold. Head to the replies to check it out.
Today we're bringing you a new track from Pierce The Veil called "Stained Glass Eyes and Colorful Tears." It comes from the band's new album Collide With the Sky. You can stream the song in the replies and the first person to leave a comment will win a pair of custom Pierce The Veil rosary beads.
William Beckett is gearing up to release, Winds Will Change, the second of his three planned solo EPs. We have a new song, "Scarlett (Tokyo)," available for streaming either in the replies or on his AP profile. The EP is set to hit digital outlets tomorrow, and don't forget to catch him on tour with Hellogoodbye and Relient K later this month.
Bury Tomorrow is a UK metalcore band with equal emphasis on heaviness and melody. Their sophomore effort, The Union of Crowns, comes out tomorrow via Nuclear Blast Records, but you can stream the entire album now on their AP.net profile. Leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today, we are happy to announce The Company We Keep's music video contest for "Right/Wrong". Here's the deal: fans are invited to make their own music video for the song and send a video link from youtube here. First Prize winners will be able to meet the band, get tickets to a show, and receive a bundle pack with music and merch. The deadline for entries is 8PM EST on August 12th. Have at it!
One of the hardest working bands in pop-punk today, Broadside, is releasing their debut full-length on Ice Grill$ Records entitled Far From Home. Consisting of the first EP, the band recorded five new summer jams put together a solid ten song effort. Today we're streaming "Pulling Teeth." Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programing to bring you a special message from the President of the United States of America. Head to the replies to watch a visualization for 3OH!3's "You're Gonna Love This." It is the first single from Omens, which is due out this fall via Photo Finish Records.
Over the past few weeks we've been premiering new tracks from upcoming Pure Noise Records releases that have all been met with overwhelmingly positive responses. Today we're premiering State Champs' new song "Critical" from the band's upcoming 7" Overslept. Although young in age and as a band, the band exhibits a refined and polished sound that you would expect hear out of acts years older than them. Head to the replies to listen and leave your thoughts there as well.
Thieves have made a name for themselves in the Texas area for gritty pop punk and vicious live shows. Today we're bringing you the premiere of "Quarter Life Crisis" from their upcoming release, Achiever. Fans of The Story So Far and A Loss For Words should take notice of the band's brash style. You can check out the track on the band's AP.net profile. If you like what you're hearing, you can pre-order the record here.
So we're a few days late with Dr. Keith Buckley's (Every Time I Die) weekly column. So whatever, deal with it. Keith couldn't find any internet access in any of the crevices of the Warped Tour. Fear not though, as Keith valiantly found a wi-fi hotspot and sent in his answers to your very important questions. If you want your questions to be answered by the good doctor, make sure to email them here As always, these are real questions from real AP.net users. Read them in the replies.
Today's installment of Live Sessions celebrates the release of The Early November's first album in six years, In Currents. The band's full set from their record release show on July 1st at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA was captured on video and can be viewed in the replies. The lengthy performance features a few songs from the new album in addition to all of your old favorites.
Of Fortune and Fame are an up-and-coming pop punk band out of Syracuse, NY with a new EP, Perspective, coming out on July 24th via Panic Records. You can stream the entire release now on their AP.net profile. Recommended if you like New Found Glory, The Story So Far and Set Your Goals. Let us know what you think in the replies.
California's My Iron Lung is releasing the band's new 7", Grief, and we're bringing you the first look at it by streaming the track "Here's To The Collaborative Efforts Made By All Things Under The Sun." The record is coming out on Pure Noise Records. Reminiscent of Touché Amore and La Dispute, the group will be a sure fit in this new age of post-hardcore acts. Listen to the song in the replies and leave your thoughts there as well.
If you're a fan of Brighten or the later work of The Maine, then Paper States is going to be a treat for you. The Pittsburgh act channels the integrity of the aforementioned acts weaving the group's own combination of pop, rock, and alt-country with the track "Aim To Please." Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
We're really excited to work with Epitaph Records in bringing you a track by track breakdown for The Ghost Inside's brand new album, Get What You Give. Hit the replies to check out the first video in the series for the opening track, "This Is What I Know About Sacrifice", as explained by vocalist Jonathan Vigil. Be sure and catch the band on the Monster Energy stage on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, going on now.
All Human is the solo project of Adam Rupert, former guitarist/vocalist of Fear Before, and today we're premiering a song called "We're Alive and Well" from the upcoming album Catholic Guilt or The Queerest of Thoughts which is due for release later this year on Revival Recordings. Classifying the project as "electronic alternative sad music," it gives you a slight insight as to what expect from the track. Check out the song on his AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Believe You Me have been busy recording their upcoming EP, Up From Here. Today, we are happy to premiere "Communication." The track features AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer and is a real treat. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it, and be sure to check out the EP on July 17th.
Today we're premiering the music video for Affiance's track "You Will Be Replaced." The Ohio based act does an exceptional job of combining elements of metal along with strong melodic singing and heavy riffs to package it all and satisfy a wide spectrum of tastes. You can watch the video in the replies and feel free to leave your comments there as well.
You may know Russ Rankin as the singer of Good Riddance and Only Crime, but the iconic frontman is gearing up to release his debut solo album. Farewell Catalonia will drop on August 7th via Paper + Plastick, and you can stream the first track, "Pushing Daises," now on his AP.net profile. Leave your thoughts in the replies.
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Update: Come join the thread and chat with the dudes in Dikembe. Ask Steven (Driftwood352), Ryan (DJ Morph Prizzy), and Kenny (swws) about their upcoming record Broad Shoulders, as well as anything else. We'll also be streaming their new album during the duration of the chat, so don't miss out. Let's get weird.
I'm really excited AbsolutePunk gets to premiere a brand new Dikembe song today. Hailing from the sweaty state of Florida, this quartet likes to get weird with their brand of pop-punk/twinkly/whatever genre stuff. You can stream "Apology Not Fucking Accepted" in the replies. The song is off their...
So we've heard your "complaints" that the doctor isn't taking your issues seriously enough. Are you kidding me? Where else could you have gotten the term "Urkel Pit"?!? Anyways, Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) took a new approach with your questions this week, so if you don't like it, you have yourself entirely to blame. As always, these are real questions from real AbsolutePunk users. If you want Keith to answer a question of yours, you can email it here.
Having opened for Mae, Anthony Raneri, and Hellogoodbye, My Cardboard Spaceship Adventure is a pop-punk band from Pennsylvania. The band recently worked with Dave Douglas (ex-Relient K) on their new single "Farewell." Well, today we are happy to premiere the track - hear it at their AP.net Profile or in the replies.
The Wonder Years recently announced the release of a book titled A Year As A Ghost: On Tour with The Wonder Years. The 200-page book, which you can now purchase, is full of photos taken by Mitchell Wojcik, chronicling the band's last year on tour since the release of Suburbia I've Given You All And Now I'm Nothing. If you head to the replies, you can check out nine awesome exclusive page reveals from the book, and remember that today is the last day to purchase the book and receive a free original photo print from the book, autographed by the whole band. Leave your thoughts on the photos in the replies and talk about how excited you are to get this in the mail!
I've got an exciting way to kick off your week. One of my favorite records this year so far, Duck. Little Brother, Duck!'s Don't Take Our Filth Away is fast, quick changing and contains enough gang vocals to get anyone to start singing along. It contains early elements of Tera Melos and the fun of The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die mixed together in a summer jam. Check out the album here and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we are excited to present you guys with a stream of a new song from Dads titled "Bakefast At Piffany's." The song comes from their upcoming debut full-length for Flannel Gurl Records, American Radass (this is important), which is due out August 7 and can be preordered here. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to stream the track. The New Jersey two-piece comes highly recommended from me on a personal level, and is suggested for fans of the recently dumbly-titled "twinkle daddies" wave.
I have high hopes for The Stellar Life. The fledgling pop-punk act are putting out their EP Motherf*ckers on Tuesday through Drive-Thru Records. The polished sound along with a modern edge shows the potential this band can achieve if they stay on the right path. Today, we're streaming "Falls For It" on the group's AP.net profile. So take a listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
You know how when We Came As Romans released the single for "To Plant A Seed" it caught the whole metalcore scene by storm? I think Deception Of A Ghost has the same chance to do it with their new track "American Terrorist." It's heavy, it's fast, and it's very aggressive which is perfect for fans of the genre. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen to the track and leave your thoughts in the replies.
I can't contain my excitement for this ABSOLUTExclusive. We're premiering a track from The American Scene called "Just Say It" from the debut album Safe For Now. This is my album of the year and one of my favorite records in the past few years. The band held nothing back and its multifaceted sound will please fans of all different genres. Head to the replies to listen the track and you can pre-order the record here which comes out August 7th.
Boy Meets Machine is a rock band from New Jersey set to release their debut full length War Horn on July 24th. We're exclusively premiering the track "Under Your Bed," and when I was listening I heard the guitar work of Circa Survive, the electronic undertones of Innerpartysystem, and a more straightforward rock approach like Conditions. While the band doesn't necessarily show their technical prowess on this song like the rest of the record, it's a solid number for the Circa Survive crowd. Listen to the song on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Even with his band playing to thousands of fans daily on this summer's Warped Tour, Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) is still finding time to answer your very important questions. As always, these are real questions from real AP.net users, and if you want to have your pressing questions answered, just email Keith here.
One of the hardest working bands in pop-punk today, Handguns, is set to release their debut full-length Angst in late September. Today we're streaming "Song About You" and my personal opinion confidently says this is the best song the band has ever written. Handguns has taken leaps forward in their song-writing abilities, breaking out of their comfort zone to do things I've never heard them do before. Head to the replies to listen to "Song About You" and leave your thoughts there as well. You can buy the single on iTunes here.
Today we've got a song stream from pop-punk quintet Half Hearted Hero. The band most recently released their Running Water EP in April 2011 via Animal Style, but recently entered the studio to record a new full-length. You can listen to "Vessel," the first song released from those recordings, on the band's AP.net Profile or in the replies. The group hasn't completely finished the album, but it's expected to come out later this fall, so get your first taste of its new material and leave your thoughts in the replies. Recommended for fans of the band's New Bedford brethren A Wilhelm Scream, and a more original take on the musicianship present in most punk rock.
Flatfoot 56's new album kicks off with a fast-paced punk track called "Brother, Brother." You can stream the song now on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Toil will be released on July 24 via Paper + Plastick Records, and preorders will be made available this week.
Following in the footsteps of fellow Philly emo/post-hardcore act Algernon Cadwallader comes Glocca Morra. The four piece is set to release Just Married on July 10th and we're premiering the song "Why Am I Not Going Under Walter." Zack Schwartz of the band says "'Why Am I Not Under Walter' is about this time I was gambling on a yacht and the waitresses were serving absinthe with these fabulous sugar cubes. A friend sold me some DMT and then I met this girl..." Head to the band's AP.net profile to check out the song and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we have an exclusive 7-minute preview of The Classic Crime's brand-new album, Phoenix, which comes out on August 14th, independently. Head to the replies to check out the album artwork and the preview. Be sure and check out the band's prior albums on iTunes, here.
We all love and adore Shane Henderson of Valencia, so when he signed on to produce Cody Hoffman's new EP, you knew you were going to get quality music. We're premiering the track "I'm Not Crazy" and it's got a great alt rock vibe that you can imagine hearing on the radio. Head to his AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we're premiering a new track called "The Fall Guy" from I Call Fives' upcoming full length. The band has been going at it for years but never put out an official full length but now is the time for the pop-punk act to show their chops when the album drops July 10th on Pure Noise Records. Head to the band's AP.net profile to check out the track and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today I'm more than proud to showcase the premiere track from Pswingset's upcoming album, All Our False Starts. Mixing guitar intricacies reminiscent of Sharks Keep Moving with rhythmic grooves pulled from the best of Mock Orange, All Our False Starts is the record we've all been "remembering when..." about. Head to the band's AP.net profile to check out "Native Pass," and if you like what you're hearing, you can pre-order the album here.
Today we are streaming a song called "The Hum Of A Ceiling Light" from Icarus The Owl's new album Love Always, Leviathan. The indie rock band throws layers of lush guitars and delicate harmonies reminiscent of site darlings The Graduate. Check out the track on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
I can say without a doubt that this is the best column yet. You guys answered the call and sent in some fantastic questions, which I'm told Keith took very, very seriously. Even though his band Every Time I Die is currently laying waste to Warped Tour stages across the country, Dr. Buckley still found time to fit us in his very busy schedule. As always, there are real questions sent in by our users. If you want to join in on the fun, send your questions to this address.