Now that the dust has finally settled from all of the 2015 EOTY coverage, we can surge full speed into the next stage of the annual music cycle: speculating about our most anticipated albums of 2016. I love this time of year, because it gives us all a chance to survey the musical landscape of the coming months and highlight spots on the horizon to look forward to. Here, the AbsolutePunk.net staff have put together a list of some of the albums that we are most looking forward to this year, and from heavyweight favorites (Kanye West, Brand New) to lesser-known artists poised to have huge years (Aubrie Sellers, Pinegrove), we believe our favorite records of 2016 are somewhere on ...
Craig Manning on 01/26/16 - 05:41 AM
Target is offering an exclusive pre-order for the upcoming album from The 1975. The exclusive includes a limited edition autographed cover and two songs (1 demo, 1 new).
Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 11:50 PM
Real Friends are teasing something.

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Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 10:25 PM
Echosmith are currently writing for their second record, and worked with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot.
Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 10:17 PM
Dave Matthews Band has announced a 2016 summer tour. Hit the replies to check out the dates.
Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 09:31 PM
It looks like PUP is teasing something for tomorrow at 1 p.m. EST.
Aaron Mook on 01/25/16 - 06:32 PM
This Friday, January 29th, The Sheds are releasing a mini documentary on their last shows and the end of the band. You can watch a teaser in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/25/16 - 06:26 PM
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will be playing three shows this summer in the US.
Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 03:14 PM
Looks like Netflix could be teasing a November release date for Luke Cage.
Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 02:19 PM
Set Your Goals have announced the openers for their three reunion shows. The info is in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 01/25/16 - 01:50 PM
Bad Timing Records have released two Kevin Devine re-issues. Both Put Your Ghost To Rest and Miracle of '86's Every Famous Last Word can be pre-ordered on their website.
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 12:35 PM
Panic! at the Disco will be on Kimmel tonight.
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 12:15 PM
Shazam sat down with Panic! At The Disco and talk with Brendon about taking the reins of the band.

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Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 12:10 PM
SRC Vinyl is repressing Blink-182's Enema of the State on 180 gram vinyl featuring a 28 page booklet. The pressing is limited to 3000.

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Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 12:08 PM
It appears that Chris Farren may be recording something.

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Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 12:04 PM
Nic Newsham of Gatsby's American Dream and The Money Pit is on the Washed Up Emo podcast. He mentions plans for east coast shows with Acceptance around the 40:30 mark.

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Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 12:02 PM
Side One Dummy is having a sale on a bunch of Brian Fallon/The Gaslight Anthem items. Good time to pick up anything you don't have.
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 11:53 AM
From The New York Times:
The National Security Agency’s ability to spy on vast quantities of Internet traffic passing through the United States has relied on its extraordinary, decades-long partnership with a single company: the telecom giant AT&T. While it has been long known that American telecommunications companies worked closely with the spy agency, newly disclosed N.S.A. documents show that the relationship with AT&T has been considered unique and especially productive. One document described it as “highly collaborative,” while another lauded the company’s “extreme willingness to help.”
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 11:50 AM
Hit the replies to for Best Coast's cover of Nirvana's "Dumb."
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 11:48 AM
Apparently B.o.B thinks the earth's flat. So that's strange. Neil deGrasse Tyson tried to explain some things to him because sometimes Twitter is awesome.
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 11:46 AM
The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour has been announced, and will feature Issues, Crown The Empire, One OK Rock, and Night Verses.
Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 11:38 AM
Craig Owens and Brian Southall have posted up a cover of Counting Crows' "Anna Begins."
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 11:37 AM
A lyric video for Anchor & Braille's new song "Watch You Burn" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 11:34 AM
Unwritten Law will be releasing an acoustic album on April 1st. The track listing is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/25/16 - 11:32 AM
Lana Del Rey will be releasing a music video for her song "Freak." The video will feature Father John Misty.
Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 10:59 AM
I was lucky enough to attend Julien Baker's show at Boot And Saddle this past week. Hit the replies to read a review of the show and check out some pictures I took while I was there.
Craig Ismaili on 01/25/16 - 10:20 AM
Head to the replies to hear a new Bury Tomorrow song called "301."

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Blake Solomon on 01/25/16 - 09:18 AM
OWEL have announced a bunch of tour dates heading down to SXSW. Tickets are on sale now and available via their website. They're in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 01/25/16 - 09:16 AM
Edit: The entire 3-song EP is available on iTunes via Rise Records.

Shane Told (vocalist for Silverstein) has started a new side project called River Oaks. The band's first song is called "Let You Down," and it's in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 01/25/16 - 09:13 AM
Maybeshewill are playing one final date in the states at The Bowery Ballroom in NYC. Tickets can be found here. Don't want to miss this one.
Blake Solomon on 01/25/16 - 09:10 AM
The Wonder Years have covered Death Cab For Cutie's "Title and Registration." It's in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 01/25/16 - 09:06 AM
Another day, another band robbed. Sundressed had their trailer and all their gear stolen. You can help them out here.
Blake Solomon on 01/25/16 - 09:04 AM
From Indian Lakes have released a new EP called Wanderer. Check it out over at Bandcamp.

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Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 09:04 AM
Manchester Orchestra scored a movie called Swiss Army Man that features Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) as a farting corpse. The more you know!
Blake Solomon on 01/25/16 - 09:03 AM
Jack's Mannequin covered Tom Petty's "American Girl" this past weekend. Andrew McMahon crowd surfed the entire theater during the performance. Hit the replies to check out a fan shot video.

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Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 08:53 AM
Yesterday was the 10 year anniversary for Yellowcard's album Lights and Sounds.

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Eric Wilson on 01/25/16 - 08:47 AM
Brian Wilson will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds with a world tour in which he performs the album in its entirety. Dates can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/25/16 - 08:25 AM
Bruce Springsteen has released a free live album of his performance at Chicago's United Center from January 19th.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/25/16 - 08:20 AM
Kanye West has released the tracklisting for Swish and appears to be completely finished with the album.

Track Listing
1. Nina Chop
2. Father Stretch My Hands
3. Waves
4. High Lights
5. 30 Hours
6. No More Parties in L.A.
7. Fade
8. FML
9. Real Friends
10. Wolves
Aaron Mook on 01/24/16 - 11:33 PM
Panic! At The Disco's new album, Death of a Bachelor, will debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with 190,000 equivalent album units earned.
Joe DeAndrea on 01/24/16 - 01:44 PM
The 1975 will be the musical guests on Saturday Night Live on February 6th. Larry David will be hosting.

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Eric Wilson on 01/24/16 - 10:45 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.
Ryan DennehyGo Broncos. Future's Purple Reign, Chairlift's Moth, The Range's "Florida," and M.I.A.'s "Borders."
Jason Tate on 01/24/16 - 01:00 AM
Hit the replies for St. Lucia's "Help Me Run Away," which was written with Jack Antonoff.
Jason Tate on 01/22/16 - 05:51 PM
kris ex, writing for Pitchfork.
But, as a piece of art, it's like molotov cocktails in Capri Sun juice boxes, TNT stuffed inside packets of Crystal Light. It's a song that neither his fan base nor the mainstream will know what to make of. Is it good? Who knows. Is it fascinating? Definitely. It’s too controlled by its all caps "MESSAGE" to be work on conventional good/bad metrics. It’s barely a song, and at the same time it’s so much more than that.
Blake Solomon on 01/22/16 - 02:29 PM
Youtube star Nicole Arbour, who's probably known best for her "Dear Fat People" and other outlandish videos has been accused by her ex-boyfriend and Youtube star, Matthew Santoro for being physically and emotionally abusive during their relationship. You can find Matthew's video that shared the information in the replies along with Nicole's response.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/22/16 - 12:46 PM
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