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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
We're excited to announce that Terry Myers from FUSE's Warped Roadies will be chatting with us tomorrow, Dec. 3rd, at 6 PM EST.
Christian Wagner on 12/02/13 - 06:31 AM
So I prayed to what I thought were angels, ended up being ambulances.
Album ReviewsThere Will Be Fireworks - The Dark, Dark Bright (Zac Djamoos)
Zac Djamoos on 11/27/13 - 07:03 AM
In the middle of the riot, I had one thing on my mind. Lets talk about it.
Show ReviewLamb of God, Killswitch Engage, Testament, Huntress - Boston MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/26/13 - 06:12 AM
Be the freak you wanna see.
Staff ReviewsDeath Grips - Government Plates (Jake Jenkins)
Bright Eyes - A Christmas Album (Kelly Doherty)
Jake Jenkins on 11/24/13 - 10:54 PM
I hope you've made peace with your God, small electronic deer.
Staff ReviewsPolar Bear Club - Death Chorus (Drew Beringer)
Mansions - Doom Loop (Blake Solomon)
July - What We Signed Up For (Ryan Gardner)
So Many Ways - Seer EP (Ryan Gardner)
Drew Beringer on 11/19/13 - 01:40 AM
This week on the Self Promotion Spotlight, I'm came across the wonderful New Manners. The indie-pop five-piece from Upland, CA have released their debut single, "Don't Mind It" and their self-titled debut EP is due Decemeber 3. The single is an upbeat cut of sophisticated and catchy indie with more than a hint of Bombay Bicycle Club to it. Have a listen to it here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 11/17/13 - 07:57 AM
I had a line to remember and I wrote it in the sand. Tried to go get it but the tide swooned.
Show ReviewsNew Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, H2O - Boston, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/15/13 - 08:14 AM
I think we were made too pretty.
Show ReviewsLydia with From Indian Lakes - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Ryan Gardner on 11/14/13 - 08:19 AM
This is how it starts ...
InterviewsMatthew Healy of The 1975
Jason Tate on 11/08/13 - 09:03 AM
I'm just rotating my tires.
Staff ReviewsM.I.A. - Matangi (Jake Jenkins)
InterviewsMatthew Healy of The 1975
Jake Jenkins on 11/07/13 - 10:07 AM
Guns go off when I enter the building.
Staff ReviewsHellogoodbye - Everything Is Debatable (Drew Beringer)
Sainthood Reps - Headswell (Drew Beringer)
AFI - Burials (Zac Djamoos)
Army of Me - Searching For You (Gregory Robson)
Drew Beringer on 11/06/13 - 03:40 AM
Started at the bottom then she rolled on top (hahaha).
Staff ReviewsEminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Ryan Dennehy)
The Tomás Doncker Band - Power of the Trinity​.​.​.​A Slight Return (Craig Manning)
Ryan Dennehy on 11/04/13 - 10:02 PM
Is it true they say you and me are tautology?
Staff ReviewsLos Campesinos! - No Blues (Chris Collum)
Staff InterviewsLess Than Jake (Deborah Remus)
Chris Collum on 10/29/13 - 11:16 PM
Why'd I take so long to break these chains around me?
Staff ReviewsA Wilhelm Scream - Partycrasher (Scott Weber)
Scott Weber on 10/29/13 - 08:04 AM
And after all this time, and after all the ambulances go. And after all the hangers-on are done hanging on to the dead light of the afterglow. I've gotta know, can we work it out?
Staff ReviewsArcade Fire - Reflektor (Kelly Doherty)
Katy Perry - Prism (Craig Manning)
Darkside - Psychic (Jake Jenkins)
Ed Kowalcyzk - The Flood and the Mercy (Gregory Robson)
Basic Vacation - Basic Vacation EP (Gregory Robson)
Avalon Landing - Reside (Gregory Robson)
Norine Braun - Conventus The Eye of the Heart (Craig Manning)
Kelly Doherty on 10/28/13 - 05:34 AM
May we always be strong in body, spirit and mind, and all of those who would try to harm us let them be cast aside.
Staff ReviewsDarkside - Psychic (Jake Jenkins)
Staff InterviewsDoyle (ex-Misfits) (Alex DiVincenzo)
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/25/13 - 05:48 AM
We don't take to compliments, but please don't stop.
Album ReviewsPentimento - Inside The Sea EP (Ryan Gardner)
Show ReviewsDanzig 25th Anniversary Tour w/ Doyle - Boston, MA (Alex DiVincenzo)
AFI with Touché Amoré - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/22/13 - 06:08 AM
"Because in that motion picture, Goose dies, and Shane is dead, so that makes him Goose. And me? Tom Cruise. I'm Tom Cruise, guys."
Show ReviewAnberlin & The Maine w/ Lydia and From Indian Lakes (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 10/18/13 - 11:12 AM
I say “Hold up wait a minute” - Your career ain’t shit less you got some Kendrick in it.
Staff ReviewsFour Tet - Beautiful Rewind (Ryan Dennehy)
Seaway - Hoser (Zac Djamoos)
Tim Hecker - Virgins (Jake Jenkins)
Ryan Dennehy on 10/16/13 - 06:14 AM
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