Billy Corgan has confirmed Mike Byrne is no longer with Smashing Pumpkins.
Jason Tate on 06/15/14 - 05:55 PM
Dedicated Foo Fighters fans living in Richmond, Virginia, took to crowdfunding platform Crowdhoster to try and get the band to come play where they hadn't in some 15 years. Because the Foo Fighters are amazing: they have agreed to play.
Jason Tate on 06/15/14 - 05:54 PM
I lamented on our recent podcast episode about not having seen This Wild Life live yet and why that would be one reason I'd want to go to Warped Tour. Well, the internet comes through -- hit the replies to check out some videos from the band's Warped set.
Jason Tate on 06/15/14 - 05:49 PM
James Blake is about halfway done with his next album, and he's collaborating with Kanye West and Justin Vernon on it.
Jason Tate on 06/15/14 - 05:47 PM
Casey Kasem has passed away. He was 82.
Jason Tate on 06/15/14 - 12:24 PM
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Jason Tate on 06/15/14 - 02:01 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 -- this week's episode is a great place to start if you've never checked us out before. Works as a good intro to our new format and all three hosts. Besides that, I'm currently listening to these albums a lot.
Alex DiVincenzoHappy Father's Day to all the dads out there. Watch Father's Day today to celebrate. I really enjoyed seeing Big D and the Kids Table play an acoustic set recently.
Anthony SorendinoCheck out "Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!" by Kishi...
Jason Tate on 06/15/14 - 02:00 AM
Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood wrote a piece for The Guardian on how classical music has led him to love live performance.
And yet, applied to acoustic classical music, all bets are off. I don't trust microphones or speakers for that, whether it's recorded or played live. They approximate and inflate rather than distil and concentrate. And with sonically complex contemporary music such as Ligeti or Penderecki, mics and speakers make things sound harsh and discordant. The live experience is far softer, stranger and more colourful than two speakers can put across. If you haven't heard it live, you haven't really heard it – and yet 90% of judgments on classical music are made from hearing...
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 08:44 PM
Gerard Way debuted "Action Cat" earlier this week and there were some comments about how the vocals sounded "buried" in the mix -- while the merits of if it works are definitely up for the debate, Gerard has clarified on Twitter that it's exactly the sound he was going for. Personally, I'm always interested in seeing an artist's thoughts on choices made in recording that listeners react negatively too. I feel like we usually go into a listening session with the assumption that if something sounds "off" or "wrong" that it's a mistake and rarely do we focus on why that choice may have been made intentionally.
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 08:39 PM
The Appreciation Post have posted their entire discography on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 08:29 PM
I Fight Dragons will be releasing The Near Future on September 16th.
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 08:28 PM
NME is reporting that Rick Rubin has confirmed he's currently working with Kanye West on the follow up to Yeezus.
Rubin added: "It was just a funny conversation because it was completely normal to him, it’s just the way he works… today, Kanye West is coming in and we’re starting looking at vocal ideas for things for the next album."
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 08:26 PM
House Of Heroes has something new on the horizon.

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Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 08:19 PM
Swedish artist Avicii mentions in a new interview that he plans to work with Billie Joe of Green Day on his new album.
It seems as if he still can not quite believe it, that he has outgrown his little room in which he created the first songs on the computer - and now plays along, even in the big leagues. "For my next album I got myself Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Brandon Flowers of the Killers and even Chris Martin into the studio - this is so great for me, I have always admired them all."
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 08:17 PM
Hit the replies to watch Conditions give an in-depth interview with Real Feels TV.

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Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 08:10 PM
Anchor & Braille have finished mixing their new album.

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Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 05:05 PM
Every Time I Die are selling their new album early on Warped Tour -- just a heads up for anyone going.

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Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 05:03 PM
Looks like one song from the new The Gaslight Anthem album will be titled "Get Hurt."
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 04:28 PM
Some September dates are showing up for a few The Gaslight Anthem and Against Me! shows ... and in a bit of "holy shit I hope this branches into a tour" news: one of them also includes Jimmy Eat World.
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 04:26 PM
ShopRadioCast will be pressing Angel and Airwaves We Don't Need to Whisper later this year.
same pressing as the band different jacket and insert! We created the lacquers as we usually do. Sounds seriously sweet!
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 02:56 PM
Jenny Owen Youngs has written a blog about her "first year as an openly gay musician."
For many years, I was convinced that coming out could only have a negative impact on my career. I was afraid that my musical self would be overshadowed by my gay self. But so far, my experience has shown me that sharing another side of my life helps me to connect more deeply with people. I have gained a clearer understanding of myself, which I think is reflected in both my writing and my performances. A certain type of self-consciousness seems to have melted away from me, and it turns out that when I’m not spending a great deal of my time second-guessing myself and worrying about whether I’m doing or...
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 10:58 AM
If you're at Warped Tour you can pre-order the new EP from Four Year Strong at their merch tent for only five bucks. In doing so, you'll get it a week early.
Jason Tate on 06/14/14 - 10:56 AM
Joey Cape, Chris Cresswell and Brian Wahlstrom will be touring the U.S. and Canada together in September and October. Dates in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 06/13/14 - 06:11 PM
Sorry for this being a little late this week -- we recorded a day later than usual and I spent the morning editing. But, as another week comes to an end we've got another episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast for you. Topics include: Talking curmudgeonly about Warped Tour and this year's line-up and our favorite experiences from the festival, The Drama Summer, LP leaving Yellowcard and his new band with Ben Harper, New Found Glory's ability to write without Steve, Kerrang's "American Idiot" tribute, bands retiring old songs from their live shows, and that entire Saosin should replace Circa Survive in Anthony Green's life op-ed. We end with a talk about why bands should even record music in...
Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 05:46 PM
Craig Owens will be doing four solo acoustic nights in Texas. Dates in the replies.
On The 4 Nights In Texas tour, you can expect an even mixture of songs from my entire catalogue. Songs from Chiodos, DRUGS, Cinematic Sunrise, my solo ep, covers, and a few other fun surprises. My friend Peter Tsouras from the band Fairweather will be joining me on all four of the Texas dates. I'm really stoked on this, because Peter and his work with Fairweather helped shape me as a musician. I remember seeing them play in Flint, MI at my hometown venue, and saying "I'm going to do that one day." The fact that he'll be sharing the stage with me shows you just how full circle life really is.
Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 02:01 PM
Idlehands has signed with Headphone Music, an Equal Vision Records imprint.
Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 01:58 PM
Signs at Warped Tour warn concert goers not to mosh or crowd surf.
You Mosh, You Crowd Surf
You Get Hurt
We Get Sued
No More Warped Tour

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 01:35 PM
Drama is everywhere! Morrissey canceled his current tour and the statement said that it was due to a respiratory infection that he believes he caught from opening act Kristeen Young. She then released a statement denying she was sick, and that she just had allergies. Now, Morrissey's guitarist, Jesse Tobias, has posted a statement on True to You responding to this "Facebook hatred." The full thing is in the replies.
Only speaking from my experience, with the crew and Moz falling ill in Miami, for Kristeen to deny she was truly sick seems disingenuous. I was told after the show in Miami by Crew and Security that there was some concern because Kristeen was obviously unwell. Our crew then...
Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 01:25 PM
So far the guy who wants to raise money to destroy the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan's upcoming album has only raised $10,400. That didn't stop him from talking with WuTangClan.com about why he wants to do this.
This is a work in progress. Unfortunately, at this time the answer to this question is, “it depends.” Suppose that the purchase of the album takes my full money goal. That leaves little for my performance piece. If I have some left to tool around with, it will have some more gusto to say the least. To throw you a bone here, though, I am currently considering liquefaction and/or returning the work to the earth. There will be no five second bra burning here.

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 01:19 PM
Lana Del Rey says she doesn't want to be alive anymore.
"I wish I was dead already," Lana Del Rey says, catching me off guard. She has been talking about the heroes she and her boyfriend share – Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain among them – when I point out that what links them is death and ask if she sees an early death as glamorous. "I don't know. Ummm, yeah." And then the death wish.

Don't say that, I say instinctively.

"But I do."

You don't!

"I do! I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am."

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 01:10 PM
Bracket's new song "She's My Eraser" can be streamed on Dying Scene or in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 01:07 PM
Say Anything has released a free tour drop via SoundSupply for a limited time featuring songs from their new album, Hebrews, as well as supporting acts You Blew It!, The Front Bottoms, and the So-So Glo's.

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 01:05 PM
Billy Joe from Green Day played a secret show with his son's band Emily's Army.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Jason White performed with Billie’s son Joey Armstrong (Emily’s Army) at a secret show last night at 1-2-3-4 Go Records in Oakland, California. The three musicians performed under the name “Two And A Half Men”.

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 01:00 PM
The Devil Wears Prada has released a video for "Sailor's Prayer" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 12:57 PM
Ryan Adams has announced a new 7" for pre-order.
Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 12:55 PM
You can check out Paramore's performance this morning on Good Morning American on Yahoo. The band performed "Ain't It Fun," "Misery Business," and "Still Into You."
Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 12:53 PM
Prawn's debut full length, You Can Just Leave It All, has been re-pressed via Topshelf Records.

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 12:51 PM
Amber Pacific's new album will be called The Turn. The first single, "When I Found You ft. Alex Gaskarth," will be released soon.

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Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 12:44 PM
Today is the first date of the Vans Warped tour, and the show is being broadcast live online. Four Year Strong is up right now.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/13/14 - 11:56 AM
Rise Against have revealed the cover art for their new album, The Black Market. Check it out in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/13/14 - 11:35 AM
This week's Quiet Country Audio session is from Darling Harbor. The Buffalo-based quartet combines indie rock, pop, alternative and folk influences into a sound reminiscent of The Head and The Heart, Good Old War and Barenaked Ladies. Watch their performance in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/13/14 - 11:06 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 06/13/14 - 11:00 AM
Last week we brought you ten bands that you may have overlooked on this year's Warped Tour. We focused on some of the more acoustic and mellow bands, but this week I've enlisted the help of fellow staffer Jake Denning to bring you some of the louder, heavier bands on the tour. We have another ten bands that we've added to the now complete 40 track playlist! Check it out in the replies. The 2014 Vans Warped Tour kicks off today in Houston!
Anthony Sorendino on 06/13/14 - 09:10 AM
Lagwagon's new record will be called Hang! and will be released sometime in the Fall. A short studio clip can also be found in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 06/12/14 - 06:42 PM
Happy birthday to Josh Martin of The Wonder Years.
Jason Tate on 06/12/14 - 04:35 PM
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