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Carolina Liar frontman Chad Wolf took some time while on tour with Kelly Clarkson and The Fray to sit down for an interview. Read it here.
From the InterviewFrom doing it with the record label, this was fulfilling. But it's a different level of work, and musicians aren't necessarily known for working as hard as they can. So for us, it was a different kind of thing, realizing how much work was involved in getting something out like this, to get us to a level where we could do this kind of tour. It took a year for us for what would normally take a major label 3 or 4 months. That's kind of what the difference is between a major label and an indie - unless you have something just spikes.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/04/12 - 02:48 PM
And here we are at the end of the list. For the fourth and final round of this year's Absolute 100, we reached out to our friends over at Alter the Press! to add to the excitement. Thanks to the staff of AP.net and the AbsoluteVoices community for a wonderful list this year. Who blew you away? Who is your new favorite band? Who were you glad to see make the list? Head to the replies and let us know what you thought and who we dropped the ball on.
Adam Pfleider on 09/04/12 - 11:53 AM
So today, the members of Peace'd Out finally revealed themselves: Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche), Steve Choi (RX Bandits), Casey Deitz (The Velvet Teen) and Roger Camero (No Motiv). These past couple of weeks, more USB drives have been found, and today we're bringing you some of the responses from the e-mail found on the drive. Head to the replies to see the final video and read some of what listeners have said thus far.
Adam Pfleider on 09/04/12 - 10:56 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 09/01/12 - 11:09 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews, chats and live sessions posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 09/01/12 - 06:38 AM
Jason Tate on 09/01/12 - 06:00 AM
Tonight is the final stop of the first ever Favorite Gentlemen Tour in Macon, GA. featuring All Get Out, Harrison Hudson, Death on Two Wheels, Junior Astronomers. Photographer Laura Meek has been with the tour for most of the run, and today we bring you some photos from here adventure. Below you can read some thoughts from Meek.
From Laura Meek“Dig a short leg of the FG Tour with us????” Trae Vedder (Do2W) needed no other words, and I was game. We talked it over in July, and over the next few weeks leading up to the tour, I worked on collecting film of all kinds to add to the camera bag. Film photography is quite a substantial part of my work. I’ve always loved the tones created by the...
Adam Pfleider on 08/31/12 - 02:23 PM
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Jason Tate on 08/31/12 - 11:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Teeth. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/30/12 - 09:51 PM
Our interview with Imagine Dragons can be found here.
From the InterviewYou know when you have a dream you wake up with and it’s so real it takes you 20 minutes to understand reality again? I swear I have those dreams all the time. Very often, especially on a good number of songs on this album, I ended up using nightmares I had had or recurring dreams.
Jonathan Bautts on 08/30/12 - 10:34 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Gung. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/29/12 - 08:53 PM
We'll be interviewing Chris Hannah from Propagandhi tomorrow so feel free to leave questions in the replies if you have any.
Deborah Remus on 08/29/12 - 04:25 PM
The Favorite Gentlemen Tour is wrapping up this week. We have a few more photo features to bring you from the road. Today we're featuring Alex Gibbs' feature during the Charlotte, NC stop of the tour. Below are Gibbs' thoughts on spending time with the tour.
Message from Alex GibbsMusic in a lot of ways is where I started getting really passionate about photography. There was just something so cool about documenting bands that came through Atlanta (where I lived at the time) and friends' bands that were from the area. Even now, live music is one of my favorite things to photograph. Favorite Gentlemen is a label out of Atlanta that has got one of heck of a lineup with some...
Adam Pfleider on 08/29/12 - 10:23 AM
SafetySuit has released a new digital EP via iTunes. The band heads out for a fall tour beginning Sept. 7 in Philadelphia. Head to the replies for the official press release and tour dates.
Gregory Robson on 08/29/12 - 05:52 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Velvet Star. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/28/12 - 09:53 PM
The Favorite Gentlemen Tour recorded Daytrotter sessions early on in the tour's run. Today all four sessions have been released here, here, here and here. Below, Harrison Hudson reflects back on the recording.
Harrison Hudson on DaytrotterWe showed up to a non-descript house in north Nashville. We walked into the gated yard to the side of the house where the large steel studio doors stood. We met the engineers and then moved quickly to setting up. The main difference between recording live and playing live is trying not to move to much. Creating excess noise, being out of breath or most importantly, your headphones falling off, are things you want to avoid. We played our first...
Adam Pfleider on 08/28/12 - 09:06 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Beta Phase. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/27/12 - 09:04 PM
Today we've got something special from our friends on the Favorite Gentlemen Tour. All Get Out recently shot a video with Brad Vander Lugt of La Dispute, David Williams, and Joseph VanSpronsen for a new live session series. Head to the replies to watch the behind-the-scenes view of the filming shot by Jonathan Corley of Manchester Orchestra.
From All Get OutWe had the pleasure of getting to shoot an acoustic session with our friends Brad Vander Lugt of La Dispute, David Williams, and Joseph VanSpronsen while we were on the way to our show in Lansing, Michigan to play at Mac’s Bar.

We loved getting a chance to do this with Brad, Dave, and Joe and when he told us his vision for...
Adam Pfleider on 08/27/12 - 11:10 AM
You can check out our interview with Machine Gun Kelly here.
From The InterviewI'd say the one thing about my music that people don't know is that it's all done for what we want to hear, not what corporate wants to hear. I think that's a big deal, because it might be like "Oh, why'd you make that one song? Oh, so we can get a hit", but yet we don't make the hits, we just try and make songs that we want to hear at the time.
Jake Denning on 08/27/12 - 10:02 AM
“Yeah, that’s a problem! I want to ride those rides! That’s the whole point in going to the carnival. These tickets you gave me are useless.”
Staff InterviewsMachine Gun Kelly (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 08/27/12 - 09:58 AM
Today is one of those special days where I get to say a new part of the dream I've had for the past 12 or so years is coming true. It comes with great pride that we can announce something that I've been working on behind the scenes for over a year: the formation of a new publishing group that we're dubbing "AbsoluteVoices" (yeah, I'm not all that creative with names). You can check out the full press release below, but first I'd like to officially welcome and thank PunkNews.org, PropertyOfZack.com, UnderTheGunReview.net, and AlterThePress.com for agreeing to be part of a vision for what the future of music blogging and the publishing world can look like online. I feel like each site...
Jason Tate on 08/27/12 - 02:45 AM
The guys in Death on Two Wheels have a fun, special video for you guys from the Favorite Gentlemen Tour. You can head to the replies to check it out. You can also head here to see the band's playlist that they put together for our friends over at PropertyOfZack. Tomorrow we'll be premiering a special video from All Get Out, so stay tuned.
Adam Pfleider on 08/26/12 - 09:41 AM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/25/12 - 01:48 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/25/12 - 10:47 AM
Who touched the thermostat?
Staff ReviewsJust Like Vinyl - Black Mass (Jason Gardner)
Neck Deep - Rain in July EP (Jason Gardner)
KIDCITY - Mrdr Brdns EP (Gregory Robson)
Jason Gardner on 08/24/12 - 12:43 PM
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Jason Tate on 08/24/12 - 11:00 AM
Massachusetts-based singer/songwriter Dallas Higgins (ex-Foredoes Me Quiet) has released the video for his song "Around the Bend." The song is on his debut EP, which is due out this fall. Head to the replies to see the video.
Gregory Robson on 08/24/12 - 09:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Joe and the Jantones. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/23/12 - 09:22 PM
It's Thursday afternoon. Let's have some fun on Turntable.
Jack Appleby on 08/23/12 - 04:32 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Caves of Steel. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/22/12 - 08:49 PM
Our users have come up with another "Fantasy Band Draft" in the forums and it's now time for you to vote for your favourite out of the final five. Head here to cast your vote and see what everyone has been getting up to in this draft!
Kyle Huntington on 08/22/12 - 07:15 PM
There's a tender spot in the '90s alternative rock scene that is held deep down in most avid of music listeners and musicians alike. It could have been the likes of Mudhoney and R.E.M., or the cold calculations of Unwound and The Jesus Lizard for those who sifted through the best college radio worship of years past. Then there's Nirvana - but that goes without saying. What's invested in bands such as Jawbox and Sunny Day Real Estate is the tone in which sets the mood for much of their greater pieces of work. While we certainly have seen our share of homage in bands such as Balance and Composure, Sainthood Reps, O'Brother, Cut Teeth and Brand New's "Drive Like Jehu for beginners" work...
Adam Pfleider on 08/22/12 - 03:38 PM
Today we're bringing you the third part of this year's Absolute 100. You can head here to check out our choices. This week we had some help from our friends at Property of Zack, Under the Gun Review and Punknews.org. I can say this week's majority is on the heavy side, so I hope you find something to start a mid-day riot. Hit the replies and let us know what you think. Only twenty-five more to go...
Adam Pfleider on 08/22/12 - 11:24 AM
Today we've got something more than just a blog for you. Photographer David Summers recently hung out with the tour at the Chicago, IL. date. Below are some words from Summers, including a few photos and a live video of All Get Out performing "My Friends" in the replies. If you haven't already purchased tickets, the remaining dates and details for the tour's ongoing contests can be found here.
Message From Dave SummersI had the privilege of documenting the first Favorite Gentlemen tour when it swung through Chicago a few days ago. I came up to the venue a little early to meet all the boys and just hang before the show. We decided to have some drinks and chill before load in on the...
Adam Pfleider on 08/22/12 - 01:44 AM
Who wants to jam out on Turntable? Come hang.
Jack Appleby on 08/21/12 - 06:42 PM
You can now stream the new Jr. Juggernaut album, Wake, on Spinner. Also be sure to check out Matthew's 9/10 review of the album here. It comes out August 28 via Paper + Plastick Records.
Gregory Robson on 08/21/12 - 10:05 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Armada. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/20/12 - 08:35 PM
You can check out our interview with MOD SUN here.
From The InterviewWarped Tour was honestly everything I would've hoped for, and a million times more. All the bands out here are best friends, it's the show of friends out here, it really is. Meeting the bands that you grew up living by -- New Found Glory, Yellowcard, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, these are bands that I lived by, you know what I'm saying?
Jake Denning on 08/20/12 - 01:39 PM
the things you like
Staff ReviewsSuch Gold - Misadventures (Blake Solomon)
Cosmo Jarvis - Think Bigger (Gregory Robson)
The Treatment - This Might Hurt (Jason Gardner)
Shores - Leavening (Jason Gardner)
Staff InterviewsMOD SUN (Jake Denning)
Blake Solomon on 08/20/12 - 08:06 AM
Los Angeles duo Blondfire has released their singe "Where the Kids Are," via YouTube. The tandem is currently in the studio working on their Warner Bros. full-length Young Heart, due out in early 2013.
Gregory Robson on 08/20/12 - 07:16 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 08/19/12 - 04:26 PM
This week's edition of the Self-Promotion Spotlight highlights Norway post-rockers Caves of Steel. The group tows the line somewhere between Mogwai, Sigur Ros and Red Sparrowes. Head to the replies to hear their song "Last Citizen of the USSR." Want a chance at getting your band featured here? Sign up for an AP.net account and make a thread about your band/project in the Self-Promotion Forum.
Gregory Robson on 08/19/12 - 09:09 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 08/18/12 - 09:54 PM
The Favorite Gentlemen Tour kicked-off Thursday night in Nashville, TN. at The End. We've got an update about the first couple of nights as well as some photos below. Be sure to check back early this week for some bigger features and videos of the tour. The contest to win tickets each night via Twitter is still rolling, so make sure to follow @favgentlemen. If you been out to the tour already, leave your thoughts in the replies.
Update From the RoadThe Favorite Gentlemen tour is going full stream ahead. We have had a chance to play “The End” in Nashville as well as “Reggies Rock Club” in Chicago and we had an amazing time at both of the venues meeting with fans and playing shows.
We...
Adam Pfleider on 08/18/12 - 02:32 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews and chats posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 08/18/12 - 09:07 AM
Jason Tate on 08/18/12 - 06:00 AM
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