Today we're very proud to announce a brand new feature which, for the time being, we're calling AbsolutePlaylist. We're going to be posting a 1 hour playlist every Friday starting off with our very own staff members. This week, we're featuring my own playlist: From 24 to 12: A Playlist to my Past where I put together a collection of songs I would send to my 12 year old self. Check out the playlist, and my track by track commentary in the replies.
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This week's installment of Free Music Friday can be found in the replies. Free download of the week comes from superbly named one-man project donkeydonker, whose sombre EP From The Haunted is perfect for a dreary January day and brings to mind the more downbeat side of American Football et al.
It's always great to discover a new band through one of these features. Today when Paul from Quiet Country Audio sent me over Real People, I didn't know what to expect. This band is a well kept secret because if you're a fan of Native, My Heart To Joy, or Algernon Cadwallader than this is for you. Head to the replies to check out their videos and you can grab the audio on Bandcamp.
A few weeks ago we gave away tickets to Jay-Z and we didn’t think our secret year-round Santa could top himself…but he has. Tickets for Kanye West, Acoustic Basement Tour, Gavin Degraw, and more.
Ok kiddies, another week of goodies to giveaway…leave your name, email, and the show you want to go to in the replies along with answering the following question: How would you propose to Kim Kardashian?
Emarosa have released Relativity and self-titled on vinyl. The records are packaged as a gatefold double LP, and are limited to 1500 - 750 now available on MerchNow, and 750 available as a Hot Topic exclusive starting February 18.
Hear a new Matter song titled "Famine" in the replies. There's 9 days left in their IndieGoGo, which is 75% funded - donate, because this band could be great. In case you missed it, check out "A Voice", which we premiered last month - recommended for fans of Thrice, Defeater, and 10 Years.
Head over to Complex to read an interview they did with Young Thug where he reveals that he has recorded some songs with Kanye West and is planning a collaborative mixtape with Chief Keef.
"I mean, I went to his house and we did a couple of songs. The fact that I was [making songs] so fast amazed him too, because he doesn’t see a lot of people who rap like that. I don’t really rap with a lot of people [because] everyone raps the same way. When I first heard he wanted to know who I was and do songs, I was smiling ear to ear like a clown."
We're just slow as a band. The music will get out there, it's just, like, a question of if we want to sell it to people or give to people or record other songs or whatever. There are many pieces on the soundtrack that are kind of based on actual songs that we've never really recorded. Yeah, there's a song called Milk and Honey and a song called Dimensions that are, like, lost great Arcade Fire songs. They are actually just things that, like, fit the world of the movie and then we kind of wrote them to the film.
Congratulations to Against Me! who earned their highest debut on the Billboard 200, at number 23, with Transgender Dysphoria Blues. This is their second album to reach the Top 40, with White Crosses peaking at 34.