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"You cut our ropes, left the umbilical, and now I'm lost and I can't take this path back home."
Staff ReviewsTides of Man - Young and Courageous (Jake Jenkins)
Sun Kil Moon - Benji (Craig Manning)
Joie De Vivre/Prawn - Split EP (Blake Solomon)
Staff InterviewsThe Classic Crime (Jake Denning)
Jake Jenkins on 02/11/14 - 01:02 AM
"Live like a legend and die like an asshole."
Staff ReviewsModern Baseball - You're Gonna Miss It All (Thomas Nassiff)
The MonaLisa Twins - The MonaLisa Twins Play Beatles & More (Craig Manning)
Thomas Nassiff on 02/09/14 - 10:01 PM
"It's getting kind of quiet in my city's head, takes a teen age riot to get me out of bed"
Album ReviewsHave a Nice Life - The Unnatural World (Chris Collum)
States - Paradigm (Anthony Sorendino; Video Review)
Chris Collum on 02/06/14 - 08:48 PM
"Carissa was thirty-five; you don't just raise two kids, take out your trash, and die"
Album ReviewsThee Silver Mt. Zion - Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything (Chris Collum)
The Weaks - The World Is a Terrible Place and I Hate Myself... (Zac Djamoos)
Show ReviewsYellowcard "Ocean Avenue Acoustic Tour" w/ What's Eating Gilbert - Providence, RI [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Chris Collum on 02/03/14 - 08:56 PM
"I'm not telling you all I'm going through"
Single ReviewsCloud Nothings - "I'm Not Part of Me" (Chris Collum)
Real Estate - "Talking Backwards" (Kelly Doherty)
Album ReviewsKandia Crazy Horse - Stampede (Gregory Robson)
Nest - Hadal (Zac Djamoos)
Chris Collum on 01/31/14 - 08:50 AM
"And the only thing that really matters is the one thing I can't seem to do".
ReviewsReal Estate - "Talking Backwards" (single) (Kelly Doherty)
Human Animal - Dark Days EP (Aaron Mook, contributor)
Kelly Doherty on 01/29/14 - 03:06 AM
"You were vintage clothes, simple prose, the eighth wonder of the world"
Staff ReviewsThe Lawrence Arms - Metropole (Scott Weber)
You Me At Six - Cavalier Youth (Jack Appleby)
Hailey, It Happens - Under the Brilliant Lights (Craig Manning)
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Wig Out at Jagbags (Chris Collum)
Driftwood - Driftwood (Gregory Robson)
The Square (Jonathan Bautts)
Chris Collum on 01/27/14 - 08:39 PM
Tom put all of my records into this rectangle.
Staff ReviewsAgainst Me! - Transgender Dysphoria Blues (Drew Beringer)
A Balance Between - Negative Space (Zac Djamoos)
Gumshen - Progtronica (Craig Manning)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (Jonathan Bautts)
Drew Beringer on 01/24/14 - 02:06 AM
If you took Augustana and Acceptance and took away the piano, you'd be listening to Kansas City's Mime Game. While a large and ambitious comparison, the midwestern four piece released one of the most criminally unknown and under-appreciated EPs of 2013. Today we're bringing you this four track EP to your attention for you to drool over. Do Your Work is full of that great softer alternative rock we've come to love on the site but still maintains a fresh and upbeat vibe that cannot be denied. Listen to the EP in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/22/14 - 08:18 AM
"Your tells are so obvious."
ReviewsSecond Story - Not The Same As Last Year EP (Ryan Gardner)
Lakefield - Swan Song (Craig Manning)
Blitz Kids - The Good Youth (Andy Biddulph)
Abram Shook - Sun Marquee (Gregory Robson)
Young the Giant - Mind Over Matter (Gregory Robson)
The Past (Jonathan Bautts)
InterviewThe Lawrence Arms (Deborah Remus)
Ryan Gardner on 01/22/14 - 07:40 AM
Oh I think I'm getting a text message...bloop
Staff ReviewsYou Blew It! - Keep Doing What You're Doing (Drew Beringer)
Death on Two Wheels - Death on Two Wheels (Gregory Robson)
Drew Beringer on 01/17/14 - 04:47 AM
This edition of "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago" comes from Johnny Minardi, former owner of LLR Records, former A&R at Fueled By Ramen, and the CEO of Self-Titled Management. In this "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago," Johnny gives a personal and behind-the-scenes look at the development of Days Away. We'd like to thank Johnny for his contribution!
Christian Wagner on 01/10/14 - 11:41 AM
In conjunction with Brotherly Breakdown Fest 2014 we are streaming a new song from The Kiera Plan, one of the artists performing on the festival. The song comes from the band's upcoming album Right Now coming out February 19th and was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, The Wonder Years) and featuring drummer Daniel Pawlovich (Valenica, Panic at the Disco!). Listen to the song in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/08/14 - 07:19 AM
This moment is so chill and lacking drama that I want to call it Tim Duncan.
Staff ReviewsSelf Defense Family - Try Me (Drew Beringer)
Umbrella Bed - Refill (Craig Manning)
Steff and the Articles - Why it Was So EP (Gregory Robson)
Drew Beringer on 01/08/14 - 02:57 AM
Ryan Gardner on 01/06/14 - 09:47 AM
She said "this is just a bad dream, everybody wake up soon, we'll tie our red balloons to my car roof. Friction in your head, friction in mine; I still remember his eyes on mine".
Staff ReviewsFoxing - The Albatross (Kelly Doherty)
Silent Planet - lastsleep (1944 - 1946) (Steve Alcala)
Show ReviewsBayside, Man Overboard, Banquets, Modern Baseball - Boston, MA (Alex DiVincenzo)
Kelly Doherty on 01/02/14 - 06:04 AM
Ok kids, time to sit around the campfire for another week of "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago." Last week we discussed Emanuel. This week I dug a little deeper to talk about Count The Stars. You can view my entry in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/20/13 - 07:19 AM
Today we're streaming the debut EP from Inflicted, a group of very young kids from upstate NY trying to do pop-punk their own way. Listen to their EP Down For The Count (produced by Roy Thompson) in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/20/13 - 07:01 AM
When we unveiled the AbsolutePunk.net Top 30 of 2013 on Tuesday, you might have noticed an album that didn't quite fit in with the others. Our collective 26th favorite of the year, Jon Hopkins' Immunity stood out amongst the indie and emo records that the site loves most dearly. So Jake Jenkins and I have taken a leap of faith, and compiled a brief list of our ten favorite "dance" records of the year, along with our favorite song. The word is loosely applied here, encompassing everything from club music to headphones records that leave you emotionally catatonic. With all the free time the holidays afford us, why not take a few moments and try something new - maybe you'll find the song...
Ryan Dennehy on 12/20/13 - 06:01 AM
All the very best of us string ourselves up for love.
ReviewsOur Sunday Affairs - Cave (Kelly Doherty)
Heidi Howe - Be Good (Craig Manning)
City Lights - The Way Things Should Be (Zac Djamoos)
Kelly Doherty on 12/20/13 - 05:33 AM
“You can’t just pick and choose which laws to follow. Sure I’d like to tape a baseball game without the express written consent of major league baseball, but that’s just not the way it works.”
Show ReviewsSwitchfoot - Newburg, OR (Jake Denning)
Trash Talk/Terror/Suicidal Tendencies - Portland, OR (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 12/19/13 - 12:43 PM
"Drink my heart, it always possessed you"
Staff ReviewsBurial - Rival Dealer (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on 12/18/13 - 12:37 AM
I'd like to formally welcome you all to the end of 2013. We thought we'd celebrate by unleashing our AbsolutePunk.net Top 30 albums of the year. Compiled from all of the AP.net staff's EOTY lists (which can be found here), we've once again released one of the most complete and eclectic lists you'll see from any publication. From death metal to indie to defend pop punk to #emorevival, we have it all. So I'll shut up now and let our list do the rest of the talking - check it out in the replies. As always, your thoughts, opinions, and disagreements are welcomed. 2013 was a great year for the music world once again - here's to 2014.
Drew Beringer on 12/17/13 - 02:16 AM
Come down to us...
Staff ReviewsBeyoncé - Beyoncé (Ryan Dennehy)
The Plum Magnetic - Terra Animata (Craig Manning)
Ryan Dennehy on 12/16/13 - 09:39 PM
Or bow down and be grateful and say "sure, take all that you see"
To the men who move only in dimly-lit halls and determine my future for me.
Staff ReviewsNew Mongrels - Raised Incorruptible (Craig Manning)
Craig Manning on 12/13/13 - 06:39 AM
Hey all, and thanks for taking the time to read the 1st installment in “Four Chords & Seven Years Ago.” Last week we talked about Down To Earth Approach and it was met with a ton of positive feedback of people listening/remembering them and reminiscing about DTEA stories. This week, we talk about Louisville, KY's Emanuel. Head to the replies to read the whole entry.
Christian Wagner on 12/13/13 - 05:25 AM
"Just hold on, we're going home."
Staff InterviewsThe A.V. Club (Craig Manning)
Craig Manning on 12/09/13 - 07:03 AM
I've started a blog entitled "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago." While the name may seem cheesy, the intent is anything but that. What I hope to accomplish is to open your ears (and mine) to something that you may not have heard before in hopes that it will drive you to explore music. I'll be grabbing people within the industry to contribute weekly. Head to the replies to read the first installment, which is an introduction to the feature and I talk about Down To Earth Approach.
Christian Wagner on 12/06/13 - 10:02 AM
"I'll endure the night for the promise of light."
Staff ReviewsRussian Circles - Memorial (Jake Jenkins)
Jake Jenkins on 12/05/13 - 11:43 PM
Terry from FUSE's Warped Roadies will be chatting with us at 6 PM EST. You can ask about a bunch of different things like how he got onto the tour, what it was like filming the show, his clothing company My Life Vs. Your Vacation, and much more.

Update: Thanks to Terry for chatting with us! Catch Warped Roadies Season 2 premiere tomorrow at 11 PM EST on FUSE!
Christian Wagner on 12/03/13 - 02:52 PM
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