We reported earlier a rumor that Drive Like Jehu might be playing The Fest this year. They are not doing that. A statement from Fest organizer Tony Weinbender is below.
Drive Like Jehu is not playing Fest 12 and whoever started this blatant in official rumor is on my shit list! I had to squash all this after enjoying a wonderful day of a much needed vacation in the rain forest! Thanks for cause a mess of problems whoever you are!
Haulix did an interview with Zack Zarrillo about his site PropertyOfZack. You can check it out here. The site will also be featuring interviews with Jason and yours truly in the coming weeks.
I just pay attention. If there's buzz or enough people recommend something to me, I'll listen most the time. We also take submissions for Showcases, and that's a great way to find new bands. We covered many more small bands in our beginnings, but slowly transitioned away from that due to demand. About two years ago we brought out Showcase to help smaller bands as best we could. It's been a success.
Hunter Burgan (AFI) will release his latest solo record, The Colors Of Summer under the name Las Gatas Beach Club. It'll be released on June 25th and can be pre-ordered here. You can also stream a song here.
You've probably heard by now that Kanye West's new album Yeezus has leaked unto the internet. If you've tasted the forbidden fruit by illegally downloading it, you can talk about it with other fans in our official thread about the album. You can also see the track listing for the album below. There are rumors that the album may also 4 interludes or deluxe tracks - I guess we'll find that out on Tuesday. Also, just as a reminder of site policy, anyone asking for or supplying a link to download this will be banned on sight (no pun).
01) On Sight (Produced by Daft Punk) [Malik Yusef, Rhymefest]
02) Black Skinhead (Produced by Daft Punk) [CyHi The Prynce, Lupe Fiasco,...
Light bulb. We're giving away a pretty cool prize pack featuring the upcoming Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, which hits stores next week, June 18th. The soundtrack features the bubbly single "Happy" performed and composed by Pharrell, as well as a slew of other tracks composed by him and Heitor Pereira. You can listen to "Happy" here. So we're gonna give away that along with some other cool Dave (everyone's favorite little Minion) collectables. In the replies, you can find out how you can win the prize pack as well as more information about the soundtrack and a trailer of the movie, which is in theaters July 3rd. Good luck.
Today we're premiering a new song from Junior Astronomers called "Touching War" from the band's upcoming full-length Dead Nostalgia. The North Carolina based band has been hustling for several years with self-released EPs until they caught the attention of Broken Circle Records who will be releasing the band's debut LP. Listen to "Touching War" in the replies.
William Beckett will be releasing his Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit, on August 20th. The first single off the album, titled "Benny & Joon," will be released next Tuesday, June 18th. You can see the track listing, artwork, album trailer, his upcoming tour dates and more in the replies.
01) Pick Up the Phone (feat. Max Bemis)
02) In My Blood
03) Benny & Joon
04) Hanging On a Honeymoon
05) Turn On the Light
06) By Your Side
07) Caught in the Middle
08) One in the Same
09) Cracks in the Ceiling
10) Time for a Sign (feat. Derek Sanders)
11) A Million People
12) Just You Wait [digital deluxe exclusive]
13) I Can't Make Me Love...
So as everyone already knows, RX Bandits are returning for their ten year anniversary of The Resignation. With the tour, the guys are releasing a covers EP and we're lucky enough to bring you the band's cover of Weezer's "Surf Wax America" from their iconic, Blue Album. Jump to the replies to give it a listen and peep what guitarist Steve Choi had to say about the cover below.
Ah Weezer, ubiquitous in mainstream rock music since all of us children of the 80's were teenagers. Our fans take us more seriously than we like to take ourselves so we wanted to do an easy, poppy song to show our musical range. All the cool kids like to claim Pinkerton, and I love that record too, but the Blue...
Aside from the fact that this is Tigers Jaw’s final tour for who knows how long, I think the diversity of this tour is what makes it stand out. Dad Punchers loud version of indie-rock fits very well with Tigers Jaw’s indie influence meets old-fashioned emo/pop-punk style. Sainthood Reps old-school distortion-using jams bring another flavor to the menu, while Pianos Become The Teeth emotion-infused hardcore tears apart the stage. Even though Tigers Jaw are calling it quits for now, their legacy won’t be left in the dark, as they’ve paved the way for many more bands to...
It seems as though Drive Like Jehu will be playing a reunion set at The Fest this year. Check out a teaser image in the replies. We have reached out to Fest for official confirmation, so we'll update this post with news if we hear anything. Just saying, this would come alongside a Knapsack appearance as well. All of our Fest 12 coverage is here.
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This appears to be pretty old, but it's Friday, so why not? Hit the replies to hear a demo version of Dance Gavin Dance's "Uneasy Hearts Weigh The Most" featuring Sleeping With Siren's Kellin Quinn on vocals. The video apparently comes from their singer search between Downtown Battle Mountain and Dance Gavin Dance.
The quirkiness of the records transferred wonderfully to the live environment. People were stagediving, crowd surfing, running up on stage, spilling drinks, belting their lungs out. Handclaps and stomping galore occurred throughout the set. It was a mad house in a tiny room. Chaos of an environment mixed with the simplicity of the music. An unexpected match made in heaven? Not sure – but it worked. From the haunting ending of “Swimming Pool” through The Front Bottom’s true masterpiece that is “Twin Sized Mattress” and the song that probably made many of us fall in love with...
We are. We definitely are. Not in that super-active way where we’re setting dates and making decisions, but we’re accumulating stuff and writing. Our hope is to maybe get something new, I don’t know how much, to bring to Fest. If we don’t pull that off then next year we’ll put out something bigger. I don’t know if we’re going to do a full-length next or if we’re maybe going to do something smaller. I’m not sure.
The second episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. This episode features the second of the three conversations with Say Anything's Max Bemis. Jason and I talk to Max about the second disc of the band's recent All My Friends Are Enemies rarities release. Most notably, we talk more about the band's early origins, how they got signed to Doghouse, and how Drive-Thru Records had a big influence early in the process, amongst other things.
You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways - via iTunes or your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) - and you can also simply stream in in the replies or download it here. As always,...
Richmond, VA’s Shy, Low, newly signed to Spartan Records, has posted a sampler video that features snippets of all three tracks off the band’s EP, Binary Opposition, including a previously unreleased bonus track (“Voyager”) that appears on the digital version of the EP, which is out July 25th along with a 12” vinyl version. You can view it in the replies.
Yesterday we reported that The Replacements would be headlining all three Riot Fest shows this year. Well in addition to that, lineups were announced for both the Denver and Toronto dates of the festival. Head to the replies to check them out and pick up tickets here.
This upcoming weekend will kick off the 19th year of the Vans Warped Tour and we know you're just as excited to be attending the punk rock summer camp as we are. Of course, one of the many dilemmas of the festival is trying to figure out which bands to see once you arrive to the festival. Fear not, AP.net reader. We've been compiling our "Warped 30" list for a while now so that you can use it as a cheat sheet on which artists you absolutely must see. So check out our picks in the replies and fret no more about the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Brett Nelson (Built To Spill) are teaming up to remake Death Cab For Cutie songs into synth pop versions. On July 2, a digital single will be released collecting synth pop remakes of "Soul Meets Body" (off 2005's Plans) and "Champagne From a Paper Cup" (off 1998's Something About Airplanes). The two songs will also be pressed to colored 7" vinyl following the digital release.