If you take a look at record grooves at around 1000x magnification -- you can see the waveforms of the music itself. You can also check the replies for a video of a record playing under a microscope. Happy Friday everyone!
Yesterday it was reported that AC/DC's drummer Phil Rudd was charged "with attempting to procure murders" -- today the New Zealand Herald is reporting that the murder-for-hire charge has been dropped. The threatening to kill and drug charges remain.
I was advised by the Crown Solicitor Hollister-Jones that he had reviewed the police file and the available evidence to support the charge of attempting to procure murder. He had formed the view that there was insufficient evidence to justify that charge. He has now withdrawn the charge.
For the first time in nine years… Good Riddance has entered the studio! These Santa Cruz, California punk rock/hardcore heroes have once again teamed up with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Descendents, The Blasting Room)—the production team for over half of Good Riddance’s illustrious catalog — to record their first album of new material since reuniting in 2012.
The xx are in the process of recording their new album. They posted a message to their email list.
This year has been a creative one for us so far, we have been hard at work writing and recording new music in a few different places around the world. In the spring we spent a few weeks in the incredible and unique town of Marfa in Texas. Then, in Summer we spent some time just outside of Reykavik in Iceland. This Autumn we have been back in London, writing and having some time at home but this week we are heading out to Los Angeles to continue the writing and recording process.
Although all very different, each of these places have been inspirational environments to create music in,...
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Today, I'm proud to bring you a new AbsolutePlaylist member submission! codeseven (Daniel) hails from North Carolina and has been a member with us since 2006. He explained a little bit about his selections: "As far as why I picked the songs I did, it's a bit hard to describe. Fall generates a feeling that you can't quite put into words, but you experience it through sight and sound. That's why I chose the songs I did. While I didn't necessarily focus on lyrical content, I went with what gave me that feeling. The songs that I can listen to with my eyes close and can perfectly picture the leaves falling off of the trees, the gray clouds covering the sky, the night air getting cooler on my...
Project 86 will be releasing its ninth studio album, Knives To The Future next Tuesday, November 11th. Today we are premiering a new song from that release titled "Ambigram" which you can stream in the replies.
Come Wind have been working on a few new songs recently. We are premiering a lyric video for a new one called "If This Is You." Don't worry, it's not just a standard lyric video. Give it a watch in the replies. The band will release one more new single this year and then a full length in 2015. Fans of bands like The Graduate should enjoy this one.
Ben Weasel has written an open letter to Fat Mike about punching fans. Full thing is in the replies.
You and I both know this sort of thing barely registered a blip on the radar in punk not so long ago, but times have changed, my friend. It’s a brave new world, and you and I are a couple of dinosaurs, lumbering around, knocking into shit and making a nuisance of ourselves. The kids are not pleased. But not to worry – your PR expert Ben Weasel is here to save the day for you!
First, apologize. I know – you’ve done it. Not good enough. You need to apologize again. And again. And again. You need to keep apologizing for the rest of your life. People who had nothing to do with the...
Treehouse Sound has released a compilation to benefit Keep a Breast. It features songs from Jody Porter (Fountains of Wayne), Hell and the High Waters (Ghost Thrower), Something About Death or Dying (The Gaslight Anthem), The Scandals and more. There's also a Kickstarter to fund a vinyl release.
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast took a little detour getting here ... however, through some mishaps and weirdness we find our way. Topics this week include: More soundscan/album counting discussion and how it works. We look at Taylor Swift's album sales and her decision to pull her albums off Spotify. Was this a good idea? Why would she do this? Is Spotify really the solution to the music industry's woes? Doubt it. Then we talk a little about the backlash bands see online when they get popular and speculate on the reasons behind this. This sort of devolves into some podcast therapy about dealing with the internet in general. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded...