With their sophomore EP, Totem, Los Angeles' Culprit are exploring new territories while sticking to those good ol' hooks. Produced by Dryw Owens (From Indian Lakes, Consider The Theif), the qualities that evoked I The Mighty and Armor For Sleep comparisons linger, but are tinged with HRVRD and Moving Mountains-esque sounds. "Piece Of Eden" sums it up nicely - head to the replies to hear our exclusive of the track. And in honor of the premiere, the band's giving AP.net users a treat - 15% off all pre-orders for their new EP with the code "absolutepunk" at check-out. So enjoy Eden, and grab Totem on August 20 via Easy Killer Records.
Maps For Travelers may not be well-known now, but that should change after listeners hear the quartet's No Sleep Records debut, Change Your Name. Today we're bringing another slice of that record exclusively to you by premiering the song, "World On a Wire." The band has the intensity of all your favorite late 90s/early 00s post-hardcore bands. Check out the song in the replies and then pre-order the record here.
The Teeth are finishing up their short US/Canada tour trek with The Greenery. Today we have part one of a tour diary from vocalist Joey Heid - check it out in the replies. We'll have part two next Wednesday. The band's album, Homewrecker, was released last August via Rock Paper Records.
There's been a lot of hype and anticipation for the upcoming Rookie Of The Year record, and rightfully so. The Goodnight Moon Part II delivers the follow-up that ROTY fans have been waiting for. The band has given us two songs from the new record that flow into each other, so take a listen to "Raleigh" and "Love and War" in the replies. You can pre-order here.
Bobby Vaughn's brainchild, The Promise Hero, will be releasing its new album, Déjà Vu', on August 13th via TDR Records and today we're streaming the entire thing. It's a delightful slice of indie-pop goodness that'll get your head bopping. You can stream it in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. And if you dig the tune you can pre-order the record here.
Say hello to your new favorite band, Little Big League. Today, we're premiering the band's spectacular Tiny Engines' debut, These Are Good People. Rolling in the vein of late 90's emo and indie guitar rock, the band is led by Michelle Zauner's intense, unique vocals that paint a picture of tension, impending danger, and vulnerability amongst the dark musicianship. It's absolutely one of my favorite releases of 2013 and I know a lot of users here will love this release. Check it out in the replies and pre-order it here and use the code "LBL20" to save 20% on the LP, which is gorgeous by the way.
At the beginning of last month, we premiered a new song from Long Lost's (Transit vocalist Joe Boynton's side project) No Sleep Records' debut, Save Yourself, Start Again. We thought it'd only be appropriate for us to premiere the entire LP at the beginning of this month then. Head on over to the replies to stream the album in its entirety and then pre-order it here. The album is in stores tomorrow.
Two weeks ago we premiered Rigoletto's music video, and now we're premiering the band's latest single "Twenty Five." It comes from the band's upcoming record Delusions Of Grandeur, which you can pre-order here. My comparison to The 1975 was deemed pretty accurate, others also got a Coasta vibe. Listen to the song in the replies and let us know what you think.
Hailing from Madison, WI, Serianna is set to release their new LP Define Me in less than two weeks. Signed to Bullet Tooth, the metalcore outfit is undoubtedly releasing their most punishing music to date. Today we're streaming the track "Analog" and you can hear it in the replies. You can pre-order the record on CD and digital and read an interview we did with the band here.
Ballyhoo! have finished up their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part five of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler - this is the final blog. Catch up on part one, part two, part three, and part four if you missed them. Their new record, Pineapple Grenade, is now available.
Nathan Hussey has had some damn good years. As vocalist/guitarist/songwriter of All Get Out, Hussey and friends played their way to the top of our Best in '11 lists with their stellar full-length, The Season, then hit the road with La Dispute, Anberlin, Transit, and more. Today we're pleased to bring you an exclusive album stream of Nathan's first solo release, Ground Me - listen to the full record in the replies & grab it online August 6. Recommended for fans of Kevin Devine, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Owen.
You've never heard of The Malones, and that's okay. Neither have I, and neither has anyone else. The fine folks at Quiet Country Audio decided to do a session with them and this is undoubtedly my favorite session to date. This band is brand new, but you'll be hearing big things from them soon. If you like The Strokes, you need to check this out now. Watch the videos in the replies and you can purchase the audio here.
I cannot stop raving about San Francisco's Ghost Parade. The band encompasses all my favorites, showcasing the technicality of The Receiving End Of Sirens and Circa Survive, the grit of Balance & Composure, all while channeling Deftones in their own unique way. It's aggressive, it's passionate, it's raw - so, so good. We're premiering their energetic new music video for "Low" - check out the awesome in the replies. And in honor of the premiere, the band's giving 20% off their debut EP to AbsolutePunk members - just use the code 'absolutepunk' on their BandCamp. So buy that. Also, Panda.
We're super excited to premiere Blue Jay, the second release from Texas post-hardcore band, Meraki/Toska. Eight tracks of blistering post-hardcore, Blue Jay is sure to wake you up at this fine hour. Head to replies to check it out.
Recent Solid State signees The Ongoing Concept are aiming to turn heavy music on its ear. The band will release its debut album, Saloon, on August 20th but we're here to premiere the new single, "Class of Twenty-Ten." The Idaho quartet incorporates banjos, handclaps into its brand of chaotic metal. I can't stop listening to it. Check it out in the replies and if you like it, pre-order the album here.
We're premiering NY hardcore act Still Rings True's video for "Empty." One of the newest signees to Anchor 84 Records, the video has spray painting, performance parts, and molotov cocktails. You can watch the video in the replies.
When influential bands call it quits, we can deal - as long as those musicians keep making music. Problem is, it's been three years since lowcountry - we've been ready for Envy On The Coast's members to return for some time now. Enter Heavy English, the answer. EOTC's vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Sal Bossio and drummer Dan Gluszak have teamed with bassist Ari Sadowitz to bring the new jams - and we've got the first track. Head to the replies to hear "21 Flights," and grab the track on iTunes tomorrow.
Earlier this year, Kevin Devine raised well over his Kickstarter goal to fund and release two albums in 2013. We're fortunate to be able to exclusively release the first song off the Jesse Lacey-produced Bubblegum (aka LP8, more album details here). The song is called "Private First Class" and it is about Bradley Manning, the United States Army soldier arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks. You can check out the song in the replies and I think it's one of the best songs Kevin has ever released. More details on both albums will be coming soon, but for now check out the new song and let us know what you think.
Boston post-hardcore band Actor|Observer will release their second EP, Circular Mill, on August 2nd. You can listen to the blistering opening track, "Deliver Me From Clever Art " featuring Dylan Massucco of American Verse, in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile. Pre-order the EP here.
We're thrilled to be premiering the first song and title track off of Dowsing's upcoming new album, I Don't Even Care Anymore. The Chicago-based emo group have matured and refined its sound on its second LP for Count Your Lucky Stars, so take two minutes out of your day today to check out the band's rad new song in the replies. If you dig it, you can pre-order the record here.
Today we're bringing you the new single from Burlington, VT's Bombardier To Pilot. "Moving" is a new song from the band's upcoming EP Brighter and fans of Transit and Misser will be sure to love this. Listen to the song in the replies and leave your thoughts as well.
I'm beyond excited to be premiering one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums of 2013. In the replies, you can stream "Miles Apart," one of the highlight tracks from The Dangerous Summer's upcoming stellar album, Golden Record. This is a special song and I think it'll end up being a lot of fans favorite TDS song to date. After you check it out, make sure you pre-order the record here (if you haven't already). The band is also heading out on a headlining tour soon and you can pick up tickets here (tour dates in the replies). I think Golden Record is the band's best effort to date and you can check out my thoughts on that in my official review. So let us know what...
Today, we're excited to bring you a premiere of a brand new Reverse The Curse song. "Deliverance" is from the band's forthcoming full length Existent, out on August 27. The band has drummed up comparisons to the likes of Thrice, Brand New, and Gifts From Enola, and "Deliverance" does these comparisons complete justice with unique songwriting and emotive vocals that fans of those bands will be sure to love. You can check out the song in the replies, and be sure to pre-order the record here via Paper + Plastick.
Head to the replies to watch the U.S. premiere of recent No Sleep Records signees Moose Blood's new music video for "Boston." The track appears on the UK emo group's latest 7", Boston/Orlando. Not only is the song great, but it also contains a reference to Brand New's Deja Entendu to which most of us can probably relate.
Today we've got another fantastic Quiet Country Audio Session, with this week featuring Captain, We're Sinking. The Scranton, PA punk act rips through "Brother" and "Beer Can" and you can view these videos in the replies. You can purchase the audio from the live sessions here.
Today we're bringing you the stream of a self-titled split from Lille, France's Icons Down! and Winnipeg, Canada's Clipwing. Check the replies to listen to the release, which is filled with 8 awesome punk songs that should appeal to fans of bands such as The Flatliners. It will be officially released through The Newform Label/30 Hour Drive Records on July 30th and vinyl pre-orders are still available if you like what you hear.
Move Out West will be releasing an acoustic EP called goodnight noise on July 29th. Today we are premiering the first track on the EP, "dare to be alone." Hear it on their AP.net Profile or in the replies. Fans of acoustic material from The Scenic or The Maine should enjoy these guys.
01) dare to be alone
02) god damn
03) magic eight ball
04) whiskey and words of encouragement
Everyone loves a good guest spot - there's just something so fun about a surprise vocalist sneaking their way onto track you wouldn't expect. When I The Mighty needed a female set of pipes for Satori, they called in The Material's Colleen D'Agostino to fill out "Four Letter Words," a stand out track on a damn good record. We reunited the band with their guest at the House Of Blues, grabbing an acoustic rendition of the song - check it out in the replies.
Yesterday was the ten year anniversary of Yellowcard's breakthrough album, Ocean Avenue. On August 13th, the band will be releasing a special acoustic album featuring all thirteen Ocean Avenue tracks. Today, we're premiering the first video from Ocean Avenue Acoustic of the song that changed everything for the band - "Ocean Avenue." I've been listening to the acoustic album for a little while now and each song is incredibly well-done, with this track being one of the standouts. You can also pre-order Ocean Avenue Acoustic on iTunes for only $7.99 and it comes with an instant download of this song. If you're a vinyl guy like me, you can also pick this up on wax here. The band is...
Nothing's better than watching a new band move full steam ahead, especially one teeming with potential. Featuring ex-Daytrader guitarist Matt Mascarenas, Heartless Breakers are those guys - anxious to work their asses off while showcasing skills both classic and unique for pop-punk. Their Prescriptions EP certainly hits that energy and angst of a Taking Back Sunday or The Wonder Years, but channels the musicianship of Bayside or older Transit. We could keep spitballing comparisons, or you could hit the replies and listen to their EP in full. Grab Prescriptions from the band's merch store, iTunes, and most other online retailers/streaming services.
We premiered a Fox & Cats track a few weeks ago, and now we're streaming the band's new EP This Is Your Brain On Love in the replies. It was released today and you can get it on Bandcamp.
"It's been almost a year since we first began working on our debut EP, and even longer since the songs first started to take shape and grow. We could not be more excited to finally release this music to your ears. We hope you will all enjoy these songs, which come straight from our hearts, as much as we do. If not then we'll probably be super butthurt and sad."
Today we're premiering the newest music video from Oh No Fiasco for their song "Down." We're also pleased to announce that the band will be releasing their new EP, No One's Gotta Know, on September 10th on Five Seven Music. Head to the replies to check out the female fronted pop goodness.
Today we're premiering the video from Chattanooga, TN's Rigoletto. Signed to South Division Records, the alternative rock act should be primed for big things very soon. If you're a fan of The 1975 and that whole scene, this will be for you. Watch the video for "Northern" in the replies.
Back when Andy Jackson of Hot Rod Circuit got married, Say Anything frontman Max Bemis gifted him with a cover of the band's "At Nature's Mercy." The parties have agreed to share the track with fans as a bonus track on the vinyl re-issue of Hot Rod Circuit's 2007 album, The Underground Is A Dying Breed. You can listen to the cover right now in the replies, and then order a copy of the record when they go on sale today at 1:30 from Enjoy the Ride Records. Thunderbeard Records will also have their own variant.
Denver, CO, pop-rock outfit Ashtree will be releasing its new single, "Heart Attack," on iTunes next Tuesday. But we're giving you a first listen a few days early in the replies. If you dig the piano-rock style of bands like The Rocket Summer, Relient K, and The Morning Of, then this song is your perfect cup of sunshine. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
Six songs, six minutes, all inspired by #66. If you haven't heard Puig Destroyer (featuring members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die, and Kowloon Walled City) yet, then today's your lucky day. We are stoked to be premiering a new song titled "Stop Fucking Bunting." It's 57 seconds of pure anti-bunting fever and it's off the band's new EP, which is available here. You can also pre-order it on 7" vinyl via The Ghost Is Clear Records here. In the meantime, brush up on Yasiel Puig and check the track out in the replies.
All Time Low will be appearing on the July 19th episode of Guitar Center Sessions at 9 PM ET/10 PM PST exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience Network. We have an exclusive clip of the band performing "Dear Maria, Count Me In." Check it out in the replies and make sure to tune into the episode to see the rest of the performances.
Farewell Fighter are gearing up to release their new album, Challenges, on August 6th via Easy Killer Records. Today we have an early taste of it with the premiere of single "Bridges," produced by Josh Cain. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it. Fans of bands in vein of Panic! At The Disco and Divided By Friday should enjoy this one.
"This record is so important to us. Each song tells a different story about how hard it can be growing up in a world where there's so much pressure to 'be something' or to figure out where you belong. Not everyone figures that out right away. Our hope is that these songs can help someone out there feel a little more at ease about who they...
During my chat with guitarist John 5 at the Mansfield, MA stop of Mayhem Festival, he revealed that Rob Zombie will be recording and releasing their first-ever live DVD later this year. Check back tomorrow for the full interview.
This is big news. I haven't talked about this. 30 years, Rob Zombie, White Zombie - never done a live DVD. We're doing one this year. The show's so big. It can't get much bigger, so I'm like, "We better record this!"
Continuing with our weekly Quiet Country Audio Sessions, this week we have Young Statues. The band performs "Eraser" and "So You Wait" from their new EP Age Isn't Ours. Watch the masterful performances in the replies and you can purchase the audio from the sessions here.
Ballyhoo! are nearing the end of their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part four of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler. Catch up on part one, part two, and part three if you missed them. We will have on last "wrap up blog" coming in two weeks. Their new record, Pineapple Grenade, is now available.
On July 23rd, California hardcore outfit HRBRS will release its debut full-length, Always Holding On. Today we're giving you an early taste by premiering the entire album in the replies and the band's AP.net profile. The album's ten tracks absolutely rip, so check it out. You can also pre-order the album here and check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies as well.