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Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Villebillies. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/12/12 - 08:59 PM
We're back this week with another gym playlist, this time from New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert. When he's not busy rocking crowds with his band, he's busy putting triangle chokes on people in the gym, as he trains Mixed Martial Arts. Be sure and check it out. You can currently catch New Found Glory on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, on the Kia Soul Mainstage. You can purchase his most recent What's Eating Gilbert EP, The Nashville Session, here. A special thank you to Thomas Nassiff for helping out this week.
Jake Denning on 07/12/12 - 11:51 AM
Lush tones, harmonious vocals and a perfect blend of savant guitar noodling and well flushed-out songwriting. This is the best way I can describe Brighter Arrows' Division and What It is to Abide. With only a handful of releases under their belt, the band make an impressive first listen. I've talked about my fear of good music eventually being turned over into copy-cats like every musical cycle ends up becoming, but Brighter Arrows is one of those bands that stick out in blending their own ideas into something fresh, yet contemporary to what's going on around them. Hearing the opening "Departing" reminds me of Gatsby's American Dream meets Native meets The Snake the Cross the Crown. Do...
Adam Pfleider on 07/12/12 - 10:43 AM
Our interview with House Of Heroes can be found here. Their new album Cold Hard Want is available on Amazon for $3.99.
From the InterviewWe’d love to do this full time. We’d love to be the most successful band in the world, I don’t think anybody wouldn’t love that, but if we have to do that at the expense of making compromise after compromise and not being true to who we are, then it’s not worth it to us. That’s us making peace with we gave it our best. If it works, awesome. If it doesn’t, awesome. We’ve got seriously a lifetime full of stories in the 10 years we’ve been House of Heroes, and that’s fine. I’ll take that any day.
Jonathan Bautts on 07/11/12 - 01:44 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Bęte Noir. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/10/12 - 08:54 PM
Too often, we hear about a new tour, get excited for it...then forget about it. Before we know it, the tour has moved past our city and we're stuck waiting months to see our favorite bands. Use our weekly tour roundup to never miss another show in your city. In the replies, you'll find a layout of current and future tours in North America, the UK/Europe, Australia and South America, with links to information about the dates. We try to remember every tour, but if you have one to add that we missed, just format it like we do and leave it for us to add. Head to the replies to talk about which tours you're most excited for.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/10/12 - 10:57 AM
Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend Warped Tour for two days. One day as a spectator and one day working for No Sleep Records. I found out two things: I'm bad at trying to sell samplers to kids, and that a lot of work goes into the festival every day from people who could care less about what you have to say behind a computer. I want to thank Chris and Nabeel at No Sleep Records, Andy at Green Vans for letting me crash a night between cities, Sean from Bridge 9 for many laughs and Drew for driving us safely through the night. Thank you to all the bands and artists for all the talks we had during those late nights. You can read my thoughts here. What are your favorite moments...
Adam Pfleider on 07/10/12 - 12:31 AM
We're playing some jams here in the Absolutepunk room, come join us.

EDIT: We're done for the night -- JD
Jake Denning on 07/09/12 - 10:28 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Star City Meltdown. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/09/12 - 08:00 PM
Check out our interview with The Temper Trap, here.
From The InterviewYeah, you're getting torn in two directions; you want to have something new that you can have, so you can get out and tour, but at the same time you don't want to rush it and put out a shit record. I think we let it happen naturally.
Jake Denning on 07/09/12 - 05:17 PM
We're back with yet another installment in "Jono Goes To The Movies", featuring The Swellers drummer, Jonathan Diener. This time, he decided to sling his way into The Amazing Spiderman, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Head to the replies to find out what he thought of the film. Prepare to be entertained.
Jake Denning on 07/09/12 - 02:54 PM
We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the first ever Favorite Gentlemen Tour which will kick off August 16th. The tour features All Get Out, Harrison Hudson, Death on Two Wheels and Junior Astronomers. You can check out the dates in the replies along with a tour sampler here. Leading up to the tour and during the run, we'll be bringing you some exclusive tracks and updates from the road as well as ticket giveaways.
Adam Pfleider on 07/09/12 - 09:05 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 07/08/12 - 07:36 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 07/07/12 - 10:28 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.
Jonathan Bautts on 07/07/12 - 05:55 PM
"Start, let our hearts race for hours, between the Devil and the deep blue sea"
Staff BlogsMid-Year 2012: Favorite Shows (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 07/07/12 - 11:54 AM
Jason Tate on 07/07/12 - 05:00 AM
"From The Gym" is BACK, and this week we've got a gym playlist from Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Jona Weinhofen. If you're looking for some new jams to play while you're working out, then hit the replies for some great suggestions. Come back next week for a playlist from New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert.
Jake Denning on 07/07/12 - 01:50 AM
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 07/06/12 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Bear Arms. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/05/12 - 07:38 PM
I really love the concept of split records. It's a way to gain a couple more tracks while waiting on a new LP, or even a way to see the direction a band may move into between records. One of the best parts may be buying a split which contains one of your favorite artists, and end up discovering a new favorite on the other side. Splits can also be a reflection of where artists once were versus what they became. Have you ever heard the Cave In/Piebald split? Two completely different bands then what they became, right? There are also instances where one band from one side of a split blows up and another doesn't. There are a lot of stories beyond just the music that lies in a split...
Adam Pfleider on 07/05/12 - 02:16 PM
Beers, burgers, brats, and fireworks. However you're celebrating the Fourth of July today, we at AbsolutePunk wish you a fun and safe holiday with all your loved ones. Rock, flag, and eagle.
Drew Beringer on 07/04/12 - 08:26 AM
We have teamed up with Macbeth to present you guys with a playlist curated by David Kennedy of Angels & Airwaves. Check it out on Spotify.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/03/12 - 01:52 PM
Our good friend from The Swellers, drummer Jonathan Diener is back once again with his movie review column, appropriately titled "Jono Goes To The Movies." This time, Jono hits up Seth MacFarlane's new feature film, Ted, which stars Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. Can Jono be charmed by a talking teddy bear full of ribald humor, or did he frown the entire time? Head to the replies to read his hilarious insight.
Jake Denning on 07/03/12 - 12:08 PM
Check out our short and simple interview with Teenage Bottlerocket here. Freak Out! is available as of today through Fat Wreck Chords.
From the InterviewWith They Came from the Shadows we thought about changing the cover, but we never did. It’s just one of those things that’s kind of funny, I think some people kind of expect it at this point.
Deborah Remus on 07/03/12 - 09:40 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Forever Losing Sleep. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/02/12 - 07:50 PM
Whew, time flies when you're listening to great music. At least it does for us, as the staff at AbsolutePunk can barely believe we're already in July. And just like last year, we have had a ton of great music released to us during the first six months of 2012. So naturally we shifted through our lists to individually select our top 10 records midway through 2012. You can check out all the lists here and make sure you leave a comment (or ten).
Drew Beringer on 07/02/12 - 01:05 PM
Who touched the thermostat?
Staff ReviewsPeriphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal (Jason Gardner)
A Place to Bury Strangers - Worship (Jeremy Aaron)
Jason Gardner on 07/02/12 - 10:32 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 07/01/12 - 07:24 PM
Too often, we hear about a new tour, get excited for it...then forget about it. Before we know it, the tour has moved past our city and we're stuck waiting months to see our favorite bands. Use our weekly tour roundup to never miss another show in your city. In the replies, you'll find a layout of current and future tours in North America, the UK/Europe, Australia and South America, with links to information about the dates. We try to remember every tour, but if you have one to add that we missed, just format it like we do and leave it for us to add. Head to the replies to talk about which tours you're most excited for.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/01/12 - 03:53 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Linda Ferreira on 06/30/12 - 09:16 PM
We are just playing some stupid awesome jams in our turntable room right now. Come join us.
Drew Beringer on 06/30/12 - 08:30 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 that were posted this week.
Linda Ferreira on 06/30/12 - 06:40 AM
Jason Tate on 06/30/12 - 05:00 AM
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 06/29/12 - 10:00 AM
If it isn't making dollars, then it isn't making sense. Tell that to Circa Survive who, this week, announced they would be self-releasing their upcoming album, Violent Waves. The band posted two limited pre-orders that gave some of us a double take on the price. Well, both those bundles are now sold out. Going along with my Thursday Discussion yesterday, I've given thought to how we value music and what we're willing to pay on a spectrum of what we have to have to, "I could jam that for $1 and not feel guilty about stealing it." My thoughts are here.
Adam Pfleider on 06/29/12 - 09:25 AM
This is not my swan song or adieu, so beware.
Staff ReviewsBroadway - Gentlemen's Brawl (Jack Appleby)
Happy Body Slow Brain - Sleepy EP (Jack Appleby)
Jack Appleby on 06/29/12 - 04:04 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Seeking Empire. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/28/12 - 08:22 PM
I'm a few words short of my Consequential Apathy column this weak (check back tomorrow), but its main focus is what we as music listeners, and more importantly - fans! - are willing to pay for a piece of limited medium from our favorite bands. Last week I talked about physical ownership of music, so now it's time to narrow it down to a few pieces of tangible items in my collection I purchased - from CDs to DVDs to vinyl - some of which I bought when rent was due around the corner or was forced to eat Ramen for a week straight. I invite you to share your most special items in the replies and maybe how much (or for some how little compared to what it goes for now) you ended up obtaining it...
Adam Pfleider on 06/28/12 - 01:59 PM
We'll be interviewing Teenage Bottlerocket tomorrow so feel free to leave questions for the band in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 06/28/12 - 12:53 PM
From Code Orange Kids to the new Mountain Man 7" to the first album from Old Man Gloom in eight years, the challenge to make heavy music heavier is not only in full effect, but to make it more interesting seems to be the true key as well. One band you may not be hearing much about yet is Kansas City's best onslaught, Canyons. Reminicent of Breather Resist's fury and Coalesce's math skills, Canyons is easily the next big thing when bringing up the terms "brutal," "unforgiving" and "smart" in the same sentence. Yesterday the band released their entire discography via Mediafire here. I suggest downloading immediately and turning heads to your cubicle or taking it to the streets of five o'...
Adam Pfleider on 06/28/12 - 10:02 AM
Starting Saturday in San Antonio, we'll have AbsolutePunk buttons to give away at this year's Vans Warped Tour. I'll be at the No Sleep Records tent Saturday and Sunday in Houston. So come say "Hello!" and grab a pin and be sure to check out what our friends at No Sleep brought along with them all summer, including their sampler featuring new and unreleased tracks from the label's newest signings and alumni you are already loving. Don't worry, even after this weekend, we're going to leave the buttons at the tent for all the dates. Make sure to snag one before they're all gone.
Adam Pfleider on 06/27/12 - 11:24 AM
We've got a featured stream for you guys today from Tallahassee, FL's Echo Base. The two-piece plays indie punk in the vein of Algernon Cadwallader and Florida brethren You Blew It! Head to the replies or their AP.net Profile to check out "No, Yeah..." which comes from their new EP, Keep Your Expectations Reasonable. The EP is available for pay-what-you-want download on their Bandcamp, and any donations for the EP will be used to press it on vinyl in the future.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/27/12 - 10:19 AM
Obviously you're not a golfer.
Staff Reviews Maroon 5 - Overexposed (Joe DeAndrea)
Kenny Chesney - Welcome to the Fishbowl (Gregory Robson)
Yawn - Happy Tears EP (Gregory Robson)
Staff InterviewsThrice (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 06/27/12 - 05:50 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from In Remission. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 06/26/12 - 07:25 PM
If you're into bands like Dredg, Circa Survive and Incubus, then today might be your lucky day, or night I suppose. Hailing from the sunny lands of California, our featured download comes from alt-rock outfit Case in Theory, who released their melodic, yet rhythmically bolstered LP Cinematic last December. Head to the replies to stream a complete jam off of that record entitled "The Night", and better yet, you can head to the band's AP.net profile to download it as well. Be sure to let us know what you think!
Jason Gardner on 06/26/12 - 11:16 AM
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