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A$AP Mob founder and mastermind A$AP Yams has passed away at the age of 26.
Jake Jenkins on 01/18/15 - 09:47 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.
Alex DiVincenzoWatch The Guest, see Mae's The Everglow 10th anniversary tour, and listen to The Traditional's How to Live Without Blood.
Ryan Dennehy Rae Sremmurd's SremmLife, Spoon's They Want My Soul, and DJ Quik's The Midnight Life. Oh, and Friends. Lots and lots of Friends.
Jake JenkinsListening to nothing but A$AP Mob today. RIP Yams.
Jason Tate on 01/18/15 - 02:00 AM
It's that time of year once again. 2014 has finally wrapped up and we've arguably covered a wider array of music than ever this past year which leads us into one of the most exciting times of every year: looking into the future. We've once again assembled a lengthy list of bands and artists we're looking forward to hearing from in the new year. Will 2015 finally be the year that we get a new Brand New album? Will Fun. release their highly anticipated follow up to Some Nights? Who will release the surprise album of the year contender like The Hotelier did in 2014? These are all things we've tried to tackle and I'd like to think we came pretty damn close. So jump to the replies, see...
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/17/15 - 08:31 PM
Firestarter are going on tour with Trophy Wives, Nominee, and Such a Mess - dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 01/17/15 - 09:30 AM
Another one of my favorite up and coming bands Made Violent will release their debut self-titled EP on February 24th via StarTime Intl./Columbia. Head to the replies to stream "On My Own" via Consequence of Sound. If you dig The Strokes then you have to give these guys a listen.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/16/15 - 03:01 PM
In celebration of their tour together, Jukebox the Ghost and Twin Forks have covered one another's songs. You can download the EP for free on Facebook.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/16/15 - 02:59 PM
Watch Kevin Dye of Gates cover Jimmy Eat World's "Table For Glasses" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/16/15 - 02:51 PM
Versus the World will release their third album, Homesick/Roadsick, on April 7th via Kung Fu Records. Listen to "The Santa Margarita" - a tribute to the late Tony Sly featuring Dave Hause - in the replies.

Track Listing
1. The Santa Margarita
2. The Black Ocean
3. A Storm Like Me
4. Seven. Thirty-One
5. A Brooklyn Rooftop
6. A Sight for Sore Eyes
7. Homesick/Roacksick
8. Bullet Train
9. Detox/Retox
10. Self Preservation is Killing Us All
11. Our Song
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/16/15 - 02:26 PM
Yesterday Fall Out Boy announced their tour with Wiz Khalifa and the social internet seemed to collectively lose their shit. Hitting up Facebook or Instagram led to a barrage of comments about why Fall Out Boy would want to work with rappers. I even saw a great comment on Instagram about how Fall Out Boy forgot all about punk music like Panic! at the Disco. Hilarity aside, this also ignores that hip-hop has been putting out a lot of music that best embodies the punk ethos over the past few years. XXL Magazine put together a list back in 2013 about Fall Out Boy's collaborations with hip-hop artists, from Kanye West to Lupe Fiasco to The Roots. These collaborations, unique tours, guest...
Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:43 PM
TMZ is reporting that Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler were both arrested last month for making death threats against each other. TMZ is reporting no charges will be filed.
On December 7, the two got into a verbal fight over a reality show Travis wants to do with their 2 kids. It's surprising, but the former couple STILL live under the same roof.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:24 PM
Google will be updating their search results to better support ticket/concert/event links.
Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:21 PM
Lions Lions video for "Hear Me Out" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:16 PM
Kim Fowley has passed away.
Throughout his career, Fowley stepped in and out of popular music's limelight, yet remains best known for his work with the all-teen-female Runaways, whose Fowley-engineered aggressive sexuality and sound were unprecedented in the mid-'70s, and which spawned the careers of Joan Jett, Lita Ford and Cherie Currie. The group's history has been documented in biographies and the 2010 biopic The Runaways, directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. Michael Shannon, later of Boardwalk Empire fame, portrayed Fowley in the film.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:15 PM
Joseph Milligan of Anberlin has opened up his own recording studio in Austin, Texas.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:13 PM
Sleater-Kinney's music video for "No Cities to Love" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:10 PM
Outerloop Management's Mike Mowery explains why touring is important and how to do it effectively in a video interview in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:09 PM
American Football opened up a new online store.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:07 PM
Hyundai has announced their plans to phase out CD players in their cars.
Hyundai isn’t the first carmaker to turn its backs on CD players. Back in 2011 Ford said it expected two million of its popular Ford Focus models in Europe would have its CD-less digital hubs by this year, and there's likely more new cars offering USB ports, Bluetooth capability or smartphone integration multi-disc changers.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:06 PM
Fall Out Boy and O.A.R will be playing the NHL All-Star Game.

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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 01:02 PM
Death Cab For Cutie's first show without Chris Walla will be this coming Tuesday in Seattle.
Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 12:56 PM
We the Kings video for "That Feeling" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 12:54 PM
Rolling Stone has posted two upcoming Marvel Comics covers paying tribute to Run the Jewels.
"We didn't know it was happening," RTJ's El-P tells Rolling Stone. "We just got told it was happening and we were like, 'You can’t be serious, that's not possible, how is that even possible?' Then they showed us the covers. And it's fucking crazy."
Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 12:53 PM
Anti-Flag will release American Spring on Spinefarm Records this spring.
“There is no shortage of fodder for a new record of commentary on the social and political climate in 2015: Endless wars, the new Jim Crow and American injustice, corprotocracy, environmental coup d’état, the surveillance state, loss, grief, and anxiety. We hope that these songs can grant us solace in a seemingly hopeless era. It has been frustrating to see much punk rock music —and music in general— quiet in the face of so many atrocities that are taking place around the world. This record is not quiet.

If you are disillusioned with the status quo, these songs are for you.

The American Spring is now.
Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 12:49 PM
Jump to the replies to watch Circa Survive's new music video for "Child of The Desert."
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/16/15 - 12:21 PM
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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 11:00 AM
Hardcore music festival Rainfest has announced their first wave of bands on this years fest, which you can check out in the replies. Highlights include: Rotting Out, Turnstile, Angel Du$t, and Chain of Strength. The 2nd announcement will be on February 15th at 5pm PST. Tickets are available here, but you'd better act fast.
Jake Denning on 01/15/15 - 07:35 PM
Have you heard about the new service "VNYL"? If you haven't ... you're about to. This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast discusses this new Kickstarter backed company in detail. We also touch on a few other albums we're anticipating in 2015 that we missed last week, a topic that leads us into talking about reunions and all the albums that came out in 2005 that may be up for a ten year tour this year. We talk about some of our favorites, some of our wishes, and the year that was defined by Fueled by Ramen Records. We finish up the episode talking about the new All Time Low song and their marketing plan and the potential success of the upcoming record. Oh, and horses. We also talk...
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 06:36 PM
Copeland's vinyl reissue of Beneath Medicine Tree will go live next Thursday.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/15/15 - 02:59 PM
Neon Trees will be featured on Direct TV's Audience Network to perform their Guitar Center Sessions tomorrow at 9pm. More information can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 02:54 PM
Hit the Lights will release their fourth album, Summer Bones, on March 24th. You can pre-order it via Pure Noise Records. If you missed it, "Fucked Up Kids" is streaming in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Fucked Up Kids
2. The Real
3. Life on the Bottom
4. Revolutions and Executions
5. No Filter
6. Blasphemy, Myself and I
7. Summer Bones
8. Keep Your Head
9. Sitter
10. Old Friend
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/15/15 - 02:50 PM
Bad Suns will be performing "Salt" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on January 19th.
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 02:49 PM
Maudlin Strangers have signed with Vagrant Records.
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 02:47 PM
The next Boston Calling Music Festival will take place May 22-24 at City Hall Plaza in Boston, MA. The line-up includes Beck, Pixies, My Morning Jacket, Tenacious D, Gerard Way and more. Details are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/15/15 - 02:45 PM
Author is streaming their debut album, Of Brighter Days, in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 02:02 PM
Hit the replies to see "99 Red Balloons" being played ... using only red balloons. Because.

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Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:58 PM
Carousel Kings new video for "Silence" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:54 PM
A while ago, we premiered Backslashes and Bad Ideas's single, "Sad Is the New Black." Now, we're excited to bring you the video for the single. Hit the replies to watch that and see their upcoming tour dates.
Zac Djamoos on 01/15/15 - 01:54 PM
Bonnaroo have announced their 2015 line-up.
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:52 PM
Cedar Boulevard is a pop-punk band hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They play a style of heavier pop-punk not unlike Four Year Strong's earlier material. We're excited to stream the first single off their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Hit the replies to check out "A Raven Like a Writing Desk."
Zac Djamoos on 01/15/15 - 01:47 PM
The Varsity, a venue in Baton Rouge, have posted their spring line-up that includes Yellowcard on the bill for April 29th. Looks like a spring tour may be happening.

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Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:46 PM
Ryn Weaver made her network television debut performing "OctaHate" on David Letterman -- video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:42 PM
Parquet Courts new video for "Pretty Machines" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:35 PM
NME have put together their list of "20 emos albums that have stood the test of time."
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:31 PM
Justin Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack is on the latest episode of Voice and Verse.
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:28 PM
The nominations for his year's Academy Awards have been announced. A thread has been created in our entertainment forum.

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Whiplash
Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 01:27 PM
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