Jamie Tworkowski of To Write Love on Her Arms recently sat down for a one-on-one conversation with Kevin Breel where they discuss the challenges and insecurities that have come with attention, along with the importance of being honest. The video can be found in the replies.
Happy Body Slow Brain have a great live mash-up of Drake's "Hold On We're Going Home" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" - it's in the replies, along with clips of new songs "This Is Your Future" and "Cool My Mind."
Oli Skyes has commented on the Ian Watkins trial. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt and say that "biggest victims" portion is just really poorly worded.
So Watkins was sentenced & justice was served, wether you think it was too short a stretch or not. My heart goes out to all the victims effected, but I would like you all to consider the impact and destruction watkins has inflicted on his band, and see how them themselves are in some ways the biggest victims of this nightmare. He destroyed the legacy of Lost Prophets (which were my favourite band ever back in the day) -when your band ends you want to be able to look back at all the good times, listen to the songs you made,...
Rolling Stone named Cassadee Pope as one of their "Hottest Sex Symbols" this year. I still find judging people by their looks ... odd. Any reason to toss together a page-view-generating slide show though, right?
Live Nation posted a concert listing earlier today for Fall Out Boy and Paramore. Did Live Nation just fuck up? One off show? Future tour? We've reached out to the bands and Live Nation but haven't gotten a response yet.
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Blind Mice is a new band out of New Bedford, MA featuring former Ra Ra Riot drummer Michael Ashley and current Half Hearted Hero guitarist AJ Mills. Their debut EP, Come Down, is due out in early 2014. We are streaming the first track from the effort, "Step On My Neck," in the replies. Check it out if you're a fan of '90s alternative rock a la Third Eye Blind, Weezer and Foo Fighters.
Clipwing's music video for "Iowa" can be seen in the replies. The band is also giving away tickets to its upcoming sold-out New Year's Eve show with Propagandhi at the Windsor Hotel in Winnipeg and you can found out how to enter here.
Ok kids, time to sit around the campfire for another week of "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago." Last week we discussedEmanuel. This week I dug a little deeper to talk about Count The Stars. You can view my entry in the replies.
Today we're streaming the debut EP from Inflicted, a group of very young kids from upstate NY trying to do pop-punk their own way. Listen to their EP Down For The Count (produced by Roy Thompson) in the replies.
When we unveiled the AbsolutePunk.net Top 30 of 2013 on Tuesday, you might have noticed an album that didn't quite fit in with the others. Our collective 26th favorite of the year, Jon Hopkins' Immunity stood out amongst the indie and emo records that the site loves most dearly. So Jake Jenkins and I have taken a leap of faith, and compiled a brief list of our ten favorite "dance" records of the year, along with our favorite song. The word is loosely applied here, encompassing everything from club music to headphones records that leave you emotionally catatonic. With all the free time the holidays afford us, why not take a few moments and try something new - maybe you'll find the song...
Tides Of Man will release their new album, Young And Courageous, on February 4 - pre-orders are now available via their BandCamp. See their album's tracklist below, and hear a new song entitled "Mountain House" in the replies.
01) Desolate. Magnificent.
02) Mountain House
04) Young and Courageous
05) All the Years
06) Eyes Like Strange Sins
07) We Were Only Dreaming
08) Hold Still
09) Keep Me Safe
11) Measure Your Breath
Major League has announced a new headlining tour for next year. Joining them on the road will be Have Mercy, Seaway and Better Off. You can find the tour admat containing all of the dates in the replies.
Cherry Glazerr have announced that their debut album, Haxel Princess will be released on January 14th, 2014 via Burger Records. You can stream the band's title track in the replies.
01) Cry Baby
02) Grilled Cheese
03) Haxel Princess
04) Glenn the Dawg
05) All My Friends
06) Bloody Bandaid
07) Sweaty Faces
08) Teenage Girl
09) Whites Not My Color This Evening
10) Trick or Treat Dancefloor
Dikembe will be heading out on a short tour later this month heading into the New Year. The band is also in the final mixing stages for their second full length which is tentatively scheduled for a Spring 2014 release via Tiny Engines.