Episode 57: the return of the Drew-jedi. It also features me fighting off a cold and a really weird sounding voice. But, beyond that, we've got a great episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast for you this week. This week's topics include Taylor Swift's new album and the release and promotion behind it, the relevance of CDs in 2014 and Jason's attempt at decluttering, Drew's return and his love for a bunch of albums out this week, and other goodness. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
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Filmmaker/composer John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) will release an album of previously unreleased music titled John Carpenter's Lost Themes in 2015 via Sacred Bones Records. You can stream one of tracks, "Vortex."
Lights' manager Jian Ghomeshi has beenaccused by eight women "of violence, sexual abuse or harassment." Lights originally had posted an open letter of support on Facebook (link to cached version), but that has since been deleted.
Eight women from across Canada now accuse former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi of abusive behaviour ranging from allegations of beating and choking without consent, to workplace sexual harassment. [...] Ghomeshi, 47, was fired Sunday from his job as host of Q, a flagship radio show of the publicly funded broadcaster. Ghomeshi has alleged in a lawsuit filed the next day that CBC made a “moral judgment” that his practice of a bondage-sadism sex life was wrong. He is...
According to a fan submission from the Jimmy Eat World show last night -- they were recording the performance. I got a kick out of the "source" being "I'm staring at crowd mics right now." Well played ManchesterOrch8.
The agreement covers all seven of the sisters' studio album releases and will also take in songs from their next album, which they are expected to begin writing early next year. [...] In addition to songs for their own albums, Tegan and Sara said in a statement they also intend to expand their "unique songwriting brand with co-writes and toplines for other artists."
Nirvana's MTV Unplugged In New York turns 20. Stereogum takes a look at the stripped down classic:
If you want to hear MTV Unplugged In New York as the howl of a soul approaching the abyss, you can do that. There’s an intense vulnerability in hearing Cobain’s voice so unadorned, without the scrape-roar guitar sound that he used, at least to some extent, as armor. His version of the Vaselines’ version of “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam” feels instantly mythic, and it’s entirely possible to hear “don’t expect me to die” as “please expect me to die.” On “Where Did You Sleep Last Night,” his voice gets so wracked and feral as the song builds that he finally sounds something like a...
As a Halloween treat, One Fell Swoop are premiering their new EP, Last Minute Living, in the replies ahead of its November 4th release. Keep an ear out for Sean Huber of Modern Baseball on the lead single, "Found a Bottle." The band draws a lot of influence from fellow New Yorkers Bayside.
The Ghost Inside have come a long way since I first saw them on Bring Me The Horizon's Suicide Season U.S. Headlining tour in 2008, and since then I've been a huge fan. From playing tours such as the Atticus Metal tour, the AltPress tour, and eventually hitting main stage this year at Warped Tour, the band has worked incredibly hard to get where they are today. So with that being said, this weeks AbsolutePlaylist is dedicated to one of my favorite bands, and some of my favorite songs of theirs from the last 6 years or so. Head to the replies to check it out. If you liked what you heard, you can catch the band this November/December on their co-headliner with Every Time I Die - tickets...
Hit the replies to check out a new music video from I Killed The Prom Queen for their song "Calvert Street". You can catch the band play direct support to Issues on their U.S. headlining tour, which starts today in Atlanta, GA. You can buy tickets here.
Maybe you've been around here long enough to remember this post? Maybe not. Either way, by now you know all about Angels and Airwaves. Today we're teaming up with some friends to bring you a stream of the new song "The Wolfpack." This track comes from the upcoming album The Dream Walker, which is in stores December 9th. Like what you hear? Grab the song on iTunes.
'The Wolfpack' is the first single from our upcoming album, ‘The Dream Walker,’ which is part of a bigger trans-media project called ‘Poet Anderson The Dream Walker.' The song is a bit of a journey in and out of the many teeth of the music business - an industry that can be a sexy girl on one hand, but a vicious axe murderer...
Kittyhawk released a pretty great album, Hello, Again, earlier this year. Now they're getting ready to release a four-way split with The World Is a Beautiful Place, Two Knights, and Rozwell Kid. And now you can also check out their contribution to the split in the replies. It's a great slice of emo music to brighten up your Thursday. If you like it, which you should because it's awesome, preorder the split.
The Cinema have been quiet for over a year now since we posted about them finishing tracking their new album. Well, the group is going to release their new album, Talking In Your Sleep on December 16th and we've got your first taste. Head to the replies to stream "Call it in The Air" and make sure to pre-order the new album on iTunes.
Since tomorrow's Halloween, we've got a special exclusive today. We Are the Finale have a new Halloween-themed single, premiering exclusively here. It's called "Well Enough Alone" and you can check it out in the replies.
“There is something special about growing up in and around Chicago,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz said in a statement. “It is in the DNA of everything we do ... The red and black is inescapable. We are honored to be a part of this new chapter of the Bulls musically but truly we feel like we've always been there.”
We'd like to point out that the actions of one band member do not represent the actions and viewpoints of the entire band. Yes our singer Mikey is in jail, but no we DO NOT condone his actions. We DO NOT condone domestic abuse. If you've met anyone of us in person I'm sure you know we're a cool bunch of dudes. Saying Miss Fortune condones domestic abuse is a lie, so stop saying it. Thank you.