On June 25th, Mixtapes will be releasing Ordinary Silence, its second LP for No Sleep Records. It's a marked improvement over the band's 2012 album and one of my favorite pop-punk releases of the year thus far. Today, we're giving you a tasty morsel from the record, a brand new song titled "C.C.S." You can check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order Ordinary Silencehere. On Friday, the band will be taking over our Instagram account as well as chatting on the site next week Tuesday.
Updating our previous post projecting sales numbers of Sleeping With Sirens' new album, Feel, the final numbers have come in and the album sold 59,000 units in its debut week. That was good enough to place it at No. 3 on the Billboard charts, behind Queens of the Stone Age's debut week and Daft Punk's strong second week of Random Access Memories. The debut marks the band's best sales week and Rise Records' highest debut total ever. Congrats to the band and their entire team!
Coming in at No. 3 is a new arrival from rock act “Sleeping With Sirens,” which scores its best sales week and highest-charting album ever with “Feel.” The album debuts with 59,000 sold. Twenty-seven percent of the...
July 19th - Milford, OH @ Bocca Billiards
July 20th - Clarksville, TN @ The Coup
July 21st - Buford, GA @ Blasthouse
July 26th - Jacksonville, FL @ Ye Olde Barn
July 28th - Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm
July 29th - Louisville, KY @ Spinelli's Pizzeria
Today we're bringing you a new song from Elway called "Patria Mia (Room 20)" and it's off of Leavetaking, which will be released June 25th digitally and July 2nd physically through Red Scare Industries. This catchy album closer (which you can find in the replies) is one of my personal favourites and if you're into bands such as The Menzingers you'll probably enjoy this. I also spoke with vocalist/guitarist Tim Browne about the record and you can check out that interview here.
Leavetaking is a little bit different, when we made the record we intentionally wanted to focus more on lyrics and song writing rather than making big huge anthems and sing alongs. God willing ...
The New York Times have posted one of the first interviews with Kanye West in quite some time. It's a career spanning piece that even touches on Kanye's personal life and family. You can check out the quotable masterpiece here.
I think you got to make your case. Seventh grade, I wanted to be on the basketball team. I didn’t get on the team, so that summer I practiced. I was on the summer league. My team won the championship; I was the point guard. And then when I went for eighth grade, I practiced and I hit every free throw, every layup, and the next day I looked on this chart, and my name wasn’t on it. I asked the coach what’s up, and they were like, “You’re just not on it.” I was...
It's a couple of years into a dystopian future and totalitarian corporation has taken over in the wake of a disaster that we're calling The Fires. We pulled from a lot of different sources [of inspiration] like V For Vendetta, THX 1138, Running Man and 1984. This corporation has taken over and it's forcing the population to take all these pills and make them roll over and do their bidding, but then there's a resistance group called Zero Collective that has decided enough is enough and wages a Robinhood-style backlash against this corporation to try to regain their freedom.
Just in case you missed it last week, we premiered the first episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. Our first guest is Max Bemis of Say Anything and we discussed the My Friends Are Enemies rarities release. Episode 2 with Max premieres this Friday (June 14th) and it's a really good one, as he shares some stories with the world for the first time. Don't miss it.
PropertyOfZack has debuted a new in-studio feature called Love Sessions. The feature will air three pilot sessions over the summer before launching into season one this fall. The first session is with Luther. You can watch all four videos from the session in the replies.
We have another great song to premiere from another great Tiny Engines act. In the replies you'll find a new song from Virginia's Springtime. The song is "South Hill" and will appear on the band's upcoming 7". If you're into early-DC hardcore in the vein of End Of A Year and Dag Nasty, then this is for you. Check out the song in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. We'll have pre-order info on the record soon.