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First ImpressionsK Sera - Collisions and Near Misses (Jack Appleby)
Jack Appleby on 10/30/12 - 02:36 AM
We're excited to be streaming the re-release of To The Wind's debut EP, No More Than This, out on Pure Noise Records, November 6th. No strangers to those who live in the Northwest, the band packs a powerful punch that will please fans of The Ghost Inside, It Prevails, and It Dies Today. Even if you consider yourself a casual fan of agressive music, this EP is a must listen. Head on down to the band's AP.net profile to check it out. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the record here.
Jake Denning on 10/30/12 - 12:33 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Fab Claxton. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/29/12 - 08:04 PM
You can check out our interview with Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D. here. Be sure and check out them in your area when they come through, and pick up Murdered Love, out now on Razor & Tie.
From The InterviewI think it's idolatry, you know what I mean? It's like, "I'm nobody, who the hell am I? I'm just a guy like you who loves God..." and it's trying. I dont get it bro, I really don't understand it, and it gets frustrating, it's been a 20 year battle for us of like "Why am I even a Christian when we haven't been received by the Christian church?" - we have too many tattoos, our music is too heavy, etc. At the end of the day, I have to answer to the Lord.
Jake Denning on 10/29/12 - 04:04 PM
Lots of us are probably stuck inside today. So let's get through this terrible storm together, in a turntable room. Stay safe everyone!
Blake Solomon on 10/29/12 - 08:33 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 10/28/12 - 04:04 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 10/28/12 - 08:05 AM
This week's edition of the Self-Promotion Spotlight features Buffalo, NY's The Traditional. Their style of indie alt.rock is not unlike Seahaven, All Get Out, Manchester Orchestra or Balance and Composure. Their new EP You Can't Rebuild Forever will be released on Halloween. For more information on the band, head to their Bandcamp. Want to be featured in the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy. Just sign up for an AP.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Gregory Robson on 10/28/12 - 04:47 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, live sessions and chats posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 10/27/12 - 10:44 AM
Jason Tate on 10/27/12 - 05:00 AM
You gave us questions, and we answered the good ones. You can check out Pt. 1 of the 2012 Absolutepunk Staff Interview here. Come back next Friday for Pt. 2.
Jake Denning on 10/26/12 - 12:35 PM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found on twitter. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 10/26/12 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Sick/Sea. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/25/12 - 05:21 PM
Modern Suits recently released their sophomore EP, Promises. It was recorded with Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter; Story of the Year) and Steve Haigler (Fuel's Sunburn; Brand News Deja Entendu) if that tells you anything. To celebrate the release, we're streaming a new song from it - "Fingerprints." Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to check it out.
Ryan Gardner on 10/25/12 - 07:19 AM
Do I look like your travel agent?
Staff ReviewsNightmare of You/Nightmares for a Week - Nightmares Split (Jason Gardner)
We Were Skeletons - Blame & Aging (Jason Gardner)
Dethklok - Dethalbum III (Jason Gardner)
Staff InterviewThe Seeking (Jason Gardner)
Lower Than Atlantis (Andy Biddulph)
Jason Gardner on 10/25/12 - 12:08 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Elim Bolt. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/24/12 - 06:01 PM
Fest 11 is now only days away, and a lot of people are starting to arrive or get closer to Gainesville. While you're on your way in and out of this fine city, or if you'll be in the north-central Florida area for a little bit of time, you might want to take advantage of some of the awesome pre- and post-Fest shows around here. While Fest has an incredible lineup of its own, there are really only so many bands you can see in three days. Setting your schedule for before and after Fest can guarantee you seeing a few bands, which will reduce your conflicts during the weekend and turn an already-awesome three-day experience into an are-you-crazy-enough-to-attempt-this five or six day...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/24/12 - 08:43 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Liz Wood. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/23/12 - 06:19 PM
Two years ago, Devo had to cancel their headlining performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest due to injury and only weeks before the festival. It was announced that Descendents would be reuniting for the first time in about a decade to fill the spot, and as someone who was there, it was a blast. Our friends at Light and Noise TV were there to capture the whole thing, including the encore where Rise Against's Tim Mcllrath joined the band for "Bikeage." In case you haven't been able to see one of the one-offs, head to the replies to watch the full set. The seventh annual Fun Fun Fun Fest happens next weekend, and tickets are still available here.
Adam Pfleider on 10/23/12 - 07:06 AM
We've finally made an Instagram account, so if you want to keep up with all our shenanigans at concerts, interviews, and more, make sure to follow @absolutepunk with your Instagram account.
Drew Beringer on 10/22/12 - 01:22 PM
Check below for today's staff content.
Staff Reviews: 10/22/12Code Orange Kids - Love is Love // Return to Dust (Adam Pfleider)
Abel - Make It Right (Drew Beringer)
Tame Impala-Lonerism (Kelly Doherty)
Staff InterviewsUnderoath (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 10/22/12 - 07:11 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 10/20/12 - 11:41 PM
'You're such an asshole when you're drunk'. At least I'm OK in the mornings.
Staff ReviewsUnderwater Tiger- Where Miles Become Meaning (Kelly Doherty)
Kelly Doherty on 10/20/12 - 03:11 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 10/20/12 - 04:27 AM
The secret is out. Moving Mountains have been added our Topshelf Records CMJ Showcase that were sponsoring with our friends at PropertyOfZack. The Showcase will be taking place in Brooklyn, NY tonight with Into It. Over It., The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, Slingshot Dakota, A Great Big Pile Of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Have Mercy, and Prawn. Check out extra details for the event in the replies and RSVP on Facebook here!
Drew Beringer on 10/19/12 - 01:09 PM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found on twitter. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 10/19/12 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Last Word. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/18/12 - 08:34 PM
Check out our interview with Toronto based journalist/Junior Battles band member Sam Sutherland over here. We discuss his new book, Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk, which was released earlier this month through ECW Press. You can grab a copy here.
From the InterviewI was covering SXSW for work and I just sort of mentioned to him that I was working on the book. He lived in Seattle and I knew he was familiar with bands from BC like the Pointed Sticks, D.O.A. and the Subhumans. He just goes off talking about Teenage Head, D.O.A. and all these bands and Im just thinking Im talking to Duff McKagan from Guns N Fucking Roses right now.
Deborah Remus on 10/18/12 - 12:54 PM
Today we're happy to bring you the first of three small interview features with Peace'd Out. Head to the replies to watch the band discuss the origin of how they came together to form the project. The self-titled debut EP will be available October 30th and can still be pre-ordered here.
Adam Pfleider on 10/18/12 - 09:33 AM
Check out our interview with Mac Miller, here. We talk current collaborations, his upcoming sophomore full length record, and more.
From The InterviewThe first album was like zero collaborations, so the second one is full of a lot more collaborations. Earl's on there, Vince Staples is on there, Action Bronson's on there, Gucci, a lot of people. And then the whole TDE movement is a big part of the record, they're good friends of mine as well.
Jake Denning on 10/18/12 - 08:23 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Holly Would.... You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/17/12 - 08:09 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Dethcentrik. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/16/12 - 08:06 PM
I also need you to go buy sand.
Staff InterviewConverge (Jason Gardner)
Staff ReviewAnberlin - Vital (Jack Appleby)
Toe - The Future is Now (Jason Gardner)
Michael McDermott
- Hit Me Back
(Craig Manning)
We Are The Union - You Can't Hide The Sun (Ryan Gardner)
Jason Gardner on 10/15/12 - 11:18 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from A Tale of Two Cities. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/15/12 - 08:04 PM
Hey all, remember that Topshelf Records CMJ Showcase that we're presenting along with PropertyOfZack? There were spaces for a couple of mystery bands on the bill, and we're now allowed to tell you that Into It. Over It. is one of the special guests. He joins an awesome lineup consisting of The World Is A Beautiful Place..., Slingshot Dakota, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth, Prawn, Have Mercy and one more special guest yet to be announced. Remember to RSVP on Facebook if you're going to attend, and don't forget that we're sponsoring the Run For Cover Records Showcase too!
Thomas Nassiff on 10/15/12 - 10:16 AM
Today's edition of the Self-Promotion Spotlight focuses on Las Vegas, NV's Avalon Landing. The quintet, which has been making music since 2003 (under the moniker Standard of Living) is currently in the pre-production phase of their as-yet untitled sophomore album. The piano-poppers play music not unlike Jack's Mannequin, My Favorite Highway and The Fray. Head to the replies to hear their song "The Cure." For more information on being the featured Self-Promotion Spotlight band/artist, sign up for an AP.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Gregory Robson on 10/14/12 - 04:43 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 10/13/12 - 09:55 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 posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 10/13/12 - 12:30 PM
Congratulations to our good friend Kyle Roeger (Glamour Kills; manager of With The Punches) who is getting married to his fianc Lauren today!
Christian Wagner on 10/13/12 - 09:36 AM
Our interview with Nathan Johnson, the composer of one of 2012's best films, Looper, can be found here.
From the InterviewI love jumping around between genres, but there is something about my aesthetic sensibility that always draws me to unique instruments and nontraditional approaches to things. Even when were using an orchestra or traditional instruments, Im exploring different ways to play them or different ways to record them.
Jonathan Bautts on 10/12/12 - 01:46 PM
Last week I met up with Colin Frangicetto to talk about music and art. I began writing what was supposed to be last week's column, but other factors in my life got in the way, and I returned to it this week. At the same time, discussion brewed again about Buzzmedia "buying up all the punk stock" or whatever, and it just sort of hit me about how much we complain about the price of art and our trades versus the creation of it. You can read my very long rant on the subject here. This week I have one question for you: How much of your time, money and effort have you put into something you loved for more than just the return? Take this weekend to make like The Hold Steady, and try to stay...
Adam Pfleider on 10/12/12 - 01:20 PM
As the second part of our Fest 11 coverage (we did a list of 22 bands you need to see last week), we asked our friend Dave Drobach (he plays in an awesome punk band called Grabass Charlestons and works at No Idea Records) for a little help in giving us some food recommendations in Gainesville. As a citizen of this upstanding town, I always speak highly of Gainesville's well-known Mexican restaurants, but there's a lot more to the food around here than just those places that everyone goes to every year. Dave essentially wrote up a guide to must-eat/drink restaurants all around town, ranging from the best places for coffee and beer to breakfast and brunch and dinner and everything in...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/12/12 - 01:05 PM
Hey all, a while ago we did an interview where users asked questions in the replies of a thread and the loving and ador(k)able AP.net staff answered them. Then we posted all our answers in a huge long interview. It's been a couple years since the last one so we want to do this again...so head to the replies to leave your questions. Try to make them pretty broad, although I guess you can ask a specific staffer a specific question if you really need to. We also might have some contributions to this interview from our awesome Voices partners, so if you have a question for them, drop it in this thread as well. All answers from us will be partially aimed at addressing any questions you guys...
Thomas Nassiff on 10/12/12 - 12:43 PM
An AP.net user (cscwell107) proposed to his girlfriend and got engaged at last night's Man Overboard show. A video of the proposal is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 10/12/12 - 12:06 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Action Plan. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 10/11/12 - 08:50 PM
I saw God last night. He said, "What up young money?"
Show ReviewGodspeed You! Black Emperor - Austin, TX. - October 09, 2012 (Adam Pfleider)
First ImpressionsCode Orange Kids - Love is Love // Return to Dust (Adam Pfleider)
Staff ReviewsConverge - All We Love We Leave Behind (Jason Gardner)
Adam Pfleider on 10/10/12 - 11:50 PM
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