Just want to take a minute and thank Former Planets for sponsoring last week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. Hopefully you listened and enjoyed the song clip of "Alcatraz" we played. If you're not listening to the podcast (shame on you!) check them out on Bandcamp.
Former Planet's debut self-titled full length album was independently released on June 6th, 2015 to iTunes, AmazonMP3 and major digital retailers. Former Planets is a 5-piece group from Gainesville, FL that combines the intensity of early 2000's Taking Back Sunday and Brand New with the hooks of 90's alternative pop-rock bands like Gin Blossoms and Third Eye Blind.
01 - Fed To Death
02 - Do Better
03 - Woe
04 - Every Man Has A Molly
05 - Baby Girl (I'm A Blur)
06 - Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
07 - Walk Through Hell
08 - Hangover Song
09 - The Church Channel
10 - Alive With the Glory of Love
Gift Giver bassist's has left the band amongst allegations that the band are homophobic. The band has responded with their own statement which ... is not great. Both statements are in the replies. It looks like a petition has gone up on Change.org for their record label to drop the band from the label.
Universal has made it official: Jurassic World has broken the North American, international and global records for an opening weekend. The final domestic number is $208.8M, which passes 2012’s Marvel’s The Avengers which ended its first frame with $207.4M. The dino dandy ended Sunday with a global total of $524.1M after a record $315.3M start internationally. That total edges 2011’s Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 which wrapped Frame 1 with $314M.
Front Gate Tickets, the Austin-based ticket seller that was partially owned by area concert promoter C3 Presents, has been purchased by ticketing giant Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment.
Well Kept Things will release their debut EP, Homegrown, tomorrow via Antique Records. We are streaming the whole thing a day early, which you can hear below. The EP definitely reminds me a lot of Just Surrender, namely the vocals on tracks like "Younger" and "Great White North." Fans of pop-punk should enjoy this upcoming band, as Homegrown screams summer. If you're liking what you hear, you can pre-order the EP. Well Kept Things will also be doing a quick tour - you can find those dates in the replies, as well.
Sorority Noise is streaming their brand new sophomore album, Joy, Departed, via Noisey. The album will be released tomorrow through Topshelf Records. Give it a listen and join the discussion in the replies. Have a great Monday, everyone.
Frank Turnerwill releasePositive Songs for Negative People worldwide on August 7. The album can be pre-ordered here and the music video for his new single, "The Next Storm," can be watched in the replies. It features CM Punk, in case you were wondering.
1. The Angel Islington
2. Get Better
3. The Next Storm
4. The Opening Act Of Spring
5. Glorious You
7. Out Of Breath
10. Love Forty Down
11. Silent Key
12. Song For Josh
Deluxe Bonus Acoustic Album
1. Get Better (Acoustic)
2. The Next Storm (Acoustic)
3. The Opening Act Of Spring (Acoustic)
4. Glorious You (Acoustic)
5. Mittens (Acoustic)
6. Out Of Breath (Acoustic)... read more
I recently reviewedThank You, Goodnight, the debut novel from Andy Abramowitz. I would recommend it for anyone who likes going to the reunions of their favorite bands from the 90s.
But perhaps most interestingly, Thank You, Goodnight is a book which does a phenomenal job of capturing the spirit of making or listening to, falling in love with, and devoting your life to, music. “There were some of us who never had a choice,” says Teddy, who acts as the novel’s narrator, at one point in the novel. “Whether graced with talent or not, we were going to spend our lives in this often turbulent but always embracing sea. If we can make music, we make it and there’s no hope of turning off the...
Nerve Clinic's Fail Better was recorded back in 2012, but it was put on the back burner when frontman Chase Griffis' focus shifted to his other band, Heartless Breakers. The album will finally see the light of day on July 17th via Take This to Heart Records. You can stream one of its tracks, "Slacktivism," in the replies. Revisiting the effort provides an interesting look at an early 20-something musician finding his footing. Blending the old with the new, the Utah group is recommended for fans of Fireworks, Hot Rod Circuit and The Juliana Theory.
Update: The next two shows (PinkPop and St. Gallen) have been cancelled.
Foo Fighters are currently in the middle of their European tour which includes headlining Glastonbury, but last night at the show in Gothenburg, Sweden Dave Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg only two songs into the set. Rather than cancelling the show, Grohl was taken to get it checked out whilst the band played a few songs without him. He then returned to the stage where medics fixed a cast to his leg as he continued playing and singing from a chair on stage for the rest of the two hour long show. No future shows are considered to be cancelled. Hit the replies for some pictures.