Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of catching Jimmy Eat World on their 10 year anniversary tour for Futures in Kansas City. Check out my review of the night in the replies.
Although the tour wouldn't be hitting St. Louis, there was no question that I would be making the trek out to Kansas City to catch the band on their 10 year anniversary tour of the album that changed my life so many years ago. I had caught the band once before a few years back, and to say they put on a great live show would be a massive understatement. Couple that with the fact that Futures would be performed front to back, and a four hour drive both ways to Kansas City seemed more than worth it.
You can check out a short interview I did with Joel Birch from The Amity Afflictionhere. For a previous (and longer) interview I did with him back in May, click here. In this interview, we talk about the band's headlining tour in Australia and the U.S., and future plans for the band.
Tommy Boys have released a brand new lyric video for "Friends In Theory", which you can check out in the replies. The band will release their debut self-titled album on January 27th, 2015 via Other People Records.
The third quarter of 2014 has finally come to a close. The AP staff has been hard at work collecting our favorite new music from the past three months. The result is an incredibly diverse collection of songs and it's our hope that you can pick up some additions to your EOTY list! It was tough to whittle this playlist down to ninety minutes, but we did it. Check out our AbsolutePlaylist that highlights twenty-five amazing releases from July, August, and September in both Spotify and Rdio renditions in the replies. Be sure to share your favorite new releases with us as well!
Elvira has released a 7" with heat-reactive artwork titled 2 Big Pumpkins via Third Man Records. Head to the replies to see the music video for the title track, a very subtle innuendo about her boobs. Both songs on the record were written by Fred Schneider of the B-52s.
We're following the trend of putting pumpkin spice in everything and we've shoved "pumpkin-pop" into this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. This week's topics include: How does album artwork set the tone or mood for an album? Does it matter at all? We explore where we think it works and where we think it fails (looking at you Set it Off). Then it's time to tackle the big news of the week: Hostage Calm's break up. We touch a little on Jason's thoughts on the new Andrew McMahon album, a little on Drew's thoughts on the new Transit, and then we get some director's commentary on Thomas's New Found Glory review. He explains his thought process and the other hosts ask questions. The...
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Kingdom Of Giants will be releasing their brand new record Ground Culture on 10/21 through InVogue Records, and today we're bringing you a lyric video for their song "Endure", featuring Ricky Armellino. Head to the replies to check it out. You can pre-order the record here.
We recently talked with Jordan Pundik about New Found Glory's latest record, Resurrection. Check it out here.
There’s nothing wrong with singing about girls. We’ve always sung about relationships and talked about relationships, but this one was a little more focused. There was a point where we thought this band wasn’t going to be a band anymore. When you come to that point where something you hold so close and love so dearly almost comes to an end, it puts things in perspective for you. That was a big thing, especially going into writing this record. This record was a very cathartic record for us.
Something that was important to Grace was showcasing the wide spectrum of people who identify as transgender, and dispelling any myths that any or all members of the community are exactly the same. “I really made an effort to talk not only to people who were much further along in their transition—someone like [MMA fighter] Buck Angel, who transitioned in the '80s—[but also] people who have transitioned in the last couple years," she says. "To just really showcase the spectrum [and to show] that it’s not like ‘This is what happens when you transition. This is where you end.’" Though in some instances, Grace says, there was some “selfish...
Eddy Cue, Apple's senior VP of internet software and services, tells Billboard that U2's Songs of Innocence has racked up a staggering 26 million complete downloads since its Sept. 9 release as a free download exclusively to Apple's 500 million global iTunes customers. In total, Cue adds, over 81 million Apple customers experienced songs from Innocence, a global figure that includes plays and streams through iTunes, iTunes Radio and Beats Music. "To help put this into perspective," he says, "prior to this, 14 million customers had purchased music from U2 since the opening of the iTunes Store in 2003."
really excited to announce that we recorded a new song for Disney’s upcoming film Big Hero 6 (inspired by the Marvel comic). it’s called “Immortals” and it’ll be out digitally next tuesday in the US/CA and the following week the rest of the world. you can hear a snippet of it halfway through this video from New York Comic Con. the song will also be released on limited edition vinyl soon.
“We’ve been a band for about 10 years now,” says Becker, as he explains the reasons behind the band name change. “We have a lot of footage of us as youngsters playing pop punk music, which is great but I think our new sound is little more beach pop. When we go on tour, people who’ve never heard of us look us up on the Internet and the first thing they see is us playing pop punk and they don’t really see what we are now.” So change they will. The band will be known as Swimmers after their Soundwave Festival appearances in 2015.
Courtesy Drop's new EP Stabilize will be released on October 28 via Animal Style Records. Today we are premiering a new song off the EP titled "Beauty is in the Eyes of the Imperfect." Enjoy the band's style of melodic post-hardcore in the replies and pre-order the record today.
If the name Topher Mohr sounds familiar to you, it might be because he's spent the last few years working with the great Mayer Hawthorne. Or perhaps you came across his incredible debutPhlotilla. 2014 finds Topher Mohr working on his solo project yet again, which, unsurprisingly, is as good as you'd expect. Today we're premiering the song "Do You" (in the replies), a smooth R&B track with a hook that will probably leave you wanting more. Luckily, Mohr is currently working on a new EP, so keep an eye out for that in the foreseeable future... and enjoy this great track for the time being!
Out November 17 is Bruce Springsteen's The Album Collection Vol. 1, which contains reissues of Springsteen's first seven studio LPs, comprising all of his work between 1973's Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. to 1984's super-hit Born In The U.S.A. All of the albums are remastered, and it can be purchased on Amazon now -- for $85 on CD and $200 on vinyl. Woof.