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...
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.
Versus the Worldwill 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.
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
8. Bullet Train
10. Self Preservation is Killing Us All
11. Our Song
Yesterday Fall Out Boyannounced 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...
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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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.
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...
A while ago, we premieredBackslashes 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.
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."