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You can download a Clipwing song titled "What I'm With Isn't It" over here. The song is off of a split the band is releasing with Icons Down! Pre-orders are available here and the release show is tomorrow in Winnipeg at the Windsor.
Back when Andy Jackson of Hot Rod Circuit got married, Say Anything frontman Max Bemis gifted him with a cover of the band's "At Nature's Mercy." The parties have agreed to share the track with fans as a bonus track on the vinyl re-issue of Hot Rod Circuit's 2007 album, The Underground Is A Dying Breed. You can listen to the cover right now in the replies, and then order a copy of the record when they go on sale today at 1:30 from Enjoy the Ride Records. Thunderbeard Records will also have their own variant.
Riot Fest Chicago has added a some bands like Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Pixies, Hostage Calm, Off With Their Heads, Pet Symmetry, Andrew WK and more. Meanwhile, Motorhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack! had to drop off. Buy tickets here and scope the updated admat in the replies. Our pre-festival coverage will be kicking off soon!
Denver, CO, pop-rock outfit Ashtree will be releasing its new single, "Heart Attack," on iTunes next Tuesday. But we're giving you a first listen a few days early in the replies. If you dig the piano-rock style of bands like The Rocket Summer, Relient K, and The Morning Of, then this song is your perfect cup of sunshine. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
The eighth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with P.O.S. It was a great conversation, as Jason and I both find Stef to be an inspiration. We discussed many things, including his latest album, We Don't Even Live Here, his journey to find a kidney match, and even Yeezus.
You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Six songs, six minutes, all inspired by #66. If you haven't heard Puig Destroyer (featuring members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die, and Kowloon Walled City) yet, then today's your lucky day. We are stoked to be premiering a new song titled "Stop Fucking Bunting." It's 57 seconds of pure anti-bunting fever and it's off the band's new EP, which is available here. You can also pre-order it on 7" vinyl via The Ghost Is Clear Records here. In the meantime, brush up on Yasiel Puig and check the track out in the replies.
We're introducing yet another new editorial feature on the site today and it's one we're all really excited about. Presenting the AP.net Roundtable - an article revolving around a much-anticipated album and the discussion it inspires amongst a handful of staff members. The first roundtable article features Ryan Dennehy, Jake Jenkins, Jason Tate, Craig Manning, Kelly Doherty, Kyle Huntington, and myself discussing The National's latest release, Trouble Will Find Me. Throughout the discussion we touched on favorite songs, themes, and lyrics while also trying to predict what the future holds for the band. It's a very interesting read and something we're going to try to do one or two...
A Change of Pace just recently received full possession of their masters from Immortal Records. The main two releases, An Offer You Can't Refuse and Prepare the Masses had not been available online. The band just rereleased both albums online as well as two never before digitally released EPs. The B-Sides contains their Christmas song, three songs used as bonus tracks for their 2005 European release, and an acoustic rendition of "Weekend Warriors." The band has also released Change Is the Only Constant, which is the EP they recorded completely on their own when they were 14 - 16 years of age. That EP originally had a limited pressing and was only sold at shows in 2003 - 2004 and is...
Music photographer/Nervous Energies founder Ryan Russell will release a new photo book titled Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham this fall/winter through No Sleep Records.
“After all 32 years of my life in Birmingham, Alabama and the past 13 years as a rock photographer, I've grown a need to explore nature and take my photographic aesthetics into a larger world,” says Russell. “The Pacific Northwest has long been a place I am fascinated with photographing. Instead of simply just moving to a new place, I decided to photograph the experience as well. Not only shooting the actual journey but also the days leading up to my departure from Birmingham and after my arrival in...
Waypoint have signed with Spartan Records. Watch a teaser video for their forthcoming EP in the replies. You can hear their new single "Solus" in the replies; it's also on iTunes. The EP will release in fall.
After the whole "boycotting Spotify" thing, Forbes took a look at the math behind Spotify royalties and came to the conclusion that they're better than terrestrial radio -- in fact about 16 times better. They also get a little cynical at the news that Thom and Atoms for Peace have helped launch a new live music streaming service just a few days after criticising Spotify, but I'm more interested in if we should be comparing streaming services to radio plays or purchased rates. Given that you don't "own" the music you stream, I'm more inclined to side with the idea that it's closer to a radio play (and should be compensated as such), but I think those rates need to be higher as well....