Summertime always breeds a host of unique emotions. Whether you're blasting tunes through your car speakers on the way to the shore, listening quietly at work while you patiently await the end of the work day, or sipping on your favorite drink as the blazing sun sets, there's always a song to fit the mood. With the longest day of the year (if you're north of the equator) coming tomorrow, we've put together a special AbsolutePlaylist that should ease your transition into the summer months ahead. If you have a favorite that you don't see on the list, be sure to drop it in the replies!
Hit the replies to watch The Black Tibetans' new video for "You're Cold" via Fender. Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys plays the guitar solo, is featured in the video, and produced the band’s EP, The Nashville Session.
Gerry Goffin, a prolific and multi-dimensional lyricist who with his then-wife and songwriting partner Carole King wrote such hits as "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," ''(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," ''Up on the Roof" and "The Loco-Motion," died early Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 75.
This week's super-sized episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast pushes the two hour limit of awesome. First up we have an interview with Dan Campbell, of The Wonder Years and Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, where Dan and I talk about the band's new album and all kinds of stuff. Then we premiere a brand new song from the album called "St. Joe Keeps Us Safe" -- if you want to just skip straight to it: it appears around the 25:30 mark. After that Dan and I finish up our interview talking about the song itself, and he goes into a lot of great detail about the story and how he got in the headspace to even write this album. I know you want to just go play the song over and over again, but I...
Hit the replies to watch an exclusive tour diary video from Chiodos. Chiodos will kick off their co-headline "The Crowd Surf America" tour with BlessTheFall and special guests I Killed The Prom Queen and Capture The Crown on July 25th in Oklahoma City, OK. More information about upcoming tours be found in the replies with the video.
Brianna from Tigers Jaw has released a statement regarding what occurred at last night's show. It's depressing that this even needs to be said, but everyone: read it -- share it.
Last night at the Music Hall of Williamsburg, someone came on stage and very forcibly tried to kiss me, and actually did kiss Britty while she was playing. Another person from the tour was kissed while taking a photo… This tour is the first time something like this has happened to me, and I definitely feel responsible to say something.
IT IS NEVER OKAY TO TOUCH SOMEONE WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT. Ever. I felt so upset and violated, as did the others who this happened to.. Touching someone without their consent is...
02) I Was Somewhere Cold, Dark... and Lonely
03) We Are People Here. We Are Not Numbers
04) A Keepsake
05) You Have to Be So Much Better than You Ever Thought
06) Stay Divided
08) Things Not Worth Fixing
09) If It's Bad News, It Can Wait
10) It's So Much Darker When a LIght Goes Out than When It Would Have Been If it Had Never Shone
11) The Promise That Life Can Go On No Matter How Bad Our Losses
We have an exclusive lyric video premiere of My Iron Lung's new song "In Defense of Drowning," which you can watch in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Pure Noise Records release, Relief, which hits stores on July 8th (pre-order).
In a new interview with Billboard, D'Angelo's manager Kevin Liles said a new album is "definitely" coming in 2014 and that D'Angelo will be going on tour in the fall. This will be his first studio album since 2000's Voodoo.
Brand Newhave updated fightoffyourdemons.com with the news that they've been doing some writing, some recording and some "studio building" with promises that more updates will be coming soon. Holy shit. The whole update is in the replies.
In support of their upcoming stint on the Acoustic Basement at Warped Tour, Light Years recorded acoustic renditions of three tracks from their latest LP, I Won’t Hold This Against You. Stream them in the replies below. You can grab the Acoustics digital EP from Paper + Plastick for a buck to help the band out this summer, and be sure to catch their set if you go to Warped.
Sucks that a culture of entitlement has engrained that its cool to kiss nonconsenting strangers so well that he didnt know what he did wrong. But it just makes me appreciate all of the wonderful supportive and respectful people on this tour and at the show tonight.
T-Mobile has introduced a new initiative called "Music Freedom" which will allow a handful of music services to bypass the carrier's monthly data allowances. It's an interesting idea, and one probably exciting to music fans, but as pointed out by The Verge this sets a dangerous precident:
The list of Music Freedom-compatible services currently includes Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker, Spotify, Samsung's Milk, and the forthcoming streaming service from electronic music destination Beatport. It'll also be taking votes from customers through its website and on Twitter for other services to add to the list of exemptions. [...] It's a terribly slippery slope: T-Mobile...
The first thing he does when he walks onto any plane is sterilize the seat with anti-bacterial wipes, he says. “Everyone looks at me like I’m a fucking nut, but when was the last time you saw someone clean a plane? It’s just gross.” He always hugs hello and good-bye—that’s not just friendliness; he avoids shaking hands. He won’t sing into anyone else’s mike and doesn’t play brass instruments, because “talk about a cesspool for disease, a trumpet?” He’s an avid Uber user and jokes he hasn’t been on public transit since 2001, though that’s only partly because of germs; he also saw a dude pull his...