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.
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!
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.
Ok kids, time to sit around the campfire for another week of "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago." Last week we discussedEmanuel. This week I dug a little deeper to talk about Count The Stars. You can view my entry in the replies.
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.
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...
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.
Hey all, and thanks for taking the time to read the 1st installment in “Four Chords & Seven Years Ago.” Last week we talked aboutDown 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.
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.
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!
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.