We are giving away a copy of The Deadmen's awesome 7" single Crystal, and all you have to do is respond in the replies for a chance to win! The band recently opened for Frank Turner who is a big fan and has been wearing their t-shirt onstage regularly since, so take a listen to their tunes (in the replies) and attend their show at the 9:30 Club in DC on August 9th. Good luck!
That Colbert got to announce the change is altogether fitting; Cap's shield has been on display on the show since early 2007, ever since Marvel "bequeathed" the shield to the host after Steve Rogers' assumed death in the aftermath of the Civil War event series. Wilson will take up the mantle as a result of more recent events in Captain America continuity, however. In Captain America #21, Rogers fights his greatest foe yet in the Iron Nail, only to have the villain drain him of the super soldier serum keeping him young and...
I spent some time this morning preparing what was meant to be the reveal of the ADORE BOX SET, for where the real juice lies in it is what sonic goodies made their way on it. Notably, I was prepared to share this information here on The Panopticon as far back as two months ago, but made the mistake of asking the record label if I should wait. And if you saw my comments earlier today, you already know that I’m very upset that an online retailer broke their agreement, posting up the tracks up before we could do it here first AS THEY’D ASKED. The irony being where do you think this kind of...
You can pre-order the first 12" vinyl pressing of Seaway's full-length. Hoser. The run is pressed on two limited color variants: Red/White Starburst (150) and Blue Marble (350) -- images in the replies.
On the newest episode of Darren Rose Radio, Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba mentions that he is recording a record for a new side project of punk songs for kids. The band is called The Cereal Killers and will feature Mark Hoppus on bass. One of the songs Skiba mentions is called "I Want To Be A Spider" which is about a little boy who wishes he was a spider so he could scare the girls in his class.
This album was very therapeutic for the band. I think the last couple of records we did together were overproduced. We lost the spirit that we have live and we got pasteurized somewhat. This is beach punk…mic the instruments, sing until your voice is raw, and put it out!
VH1's new show, SoundClash, premieres next Wednesday. The first episode features Fall Out Boy and a preview of their performance playing "Live Your Life" with T.I. and London Grammar can be found here.
Somehow I got on a mailing list that lets me know when Travis Barker of Blink-182 buys a new car -- this is an odd mailing list to be on, but now I know he's purchased a new 2015 Cadillac Escalade. This information was a surprisingly popular post last time, so here we are again.
“I got sick physically and mentally because I didn’t listen to what my inner self said…” Which was? “Which was when Parade was over, that’s the end. I always said that to myself and I had been relatively vocal about saying that around the rest of the band. I plan things out pretty far in advance. I sat down with a piece of paper before Bullets came out and I wrote. I wrote down titles of records, what they were going to be like and what they were going to accomplish for the band.”...
It’s an annoying phrase. My whole life, I’ve been someone who likes to do a lot of different things, but I’ve specifically noticed with Bleachers, people don’t like the idea of, like, two bands, two projects. Like, they both have to be labeled, and, well, which one is the main one? Which one is the side project? It’s like that phrase “jack of all trades, master of none.” Which I think is a bullshit, annoying phrase. It’s just meant to scare us into doing one thing.
Indie-developer Marco Arment launched his brand new podcast app today: Overcast. I've been playing around with it all morning and it's pretty great so far. Simple, cool features, nice podcast discovery section, and very easy to use. It's up on the App Store now and if you check it out don't forget to subscribe to the AP.net Podcast in it (searching for absolutepunk found it immediately for me, and the online page is here).
Moose Blood will release their hotly anticipated full-length debut, I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time, on October 7th. Today, we are premiering an exclusive in-studio video of the band recording the album. Check it out in the replies and make sure to pre-order the record from No Sleep Records.
Below is a statement from Conor Oberst accepting the apology recently offered by the woman who falsely accused him of raping her.
I have accepted Joanie Faircloth’s apology and retraction to clear my name. This has been extremely difficult and stressful for me personally and for those I love. I’m appreciative of the family, friends, fans, and business partners who supported me throughout this and look forward to happier times as we all move forward with our lives.
Schematic - the solo project of Mae frontman Dave Elkins - recently released a music video for "Stand." Now you can go behind the scenes of the shoot with a making-of video in the replies. Color (n.) Inside the Lines is out now via Spartan Records.
Grey Gordon will release his debut full-length album, Forget I Brought It Up, on September 2nd via No Sleep Records. Stream the album's first song called "Target" on AV Club. You can also pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl.
01) Barstools and Haircuts
02) Learned Helplessness
03) Count Me Out
04) Indianapolis 2008
05) On The Subject of Serotonin
06) Hardened Regards
07) Like Atlas
08) Revelation Summer
10) Kerouac Ending
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