“Dischord doesn’t make T-shirts,” MacKaye clarifies in a phone call. But Minor Threat is another story. Because so many bootlegged Minor Threat shirts are constantly floating around the universe, MacKaye decided the band had to do something about it. The solution: Get another company to oversee their official shirts, and when a bootleg crops up, let them deal with it. “It’s fucking absurd the amount of bootlegs are out there,” MacKaye says, and “my time is better spent doing other things … It’s not a political thing for me. I just...
Summer's slipping away and the smell of autumn is emerging from the not-too-distant future. The month of August features a handful of fine albums that'll make the transition of seasons a little smoother. My five most anticipated albums for August range from a couple of pop-rock's finest to some of the best heavy albums of the year. The month is a good primer for the craziness that's going to be September (seriously, have you seen what's releasing that month?!?). Anyways, check out my list in the replies and feel free to discuss the albums you're anticipating next month.
Seattle Weekly has written an article on Acceptance's vinyl pressing and Bad Timing Records. You can read it here. There is one paragraph that stuck out to me, you can interpret it for yourself.
Following the vinyl’s success, the band is receptive to the idea of a reunion of sorts, though no one seems to want to pull the trigger. The logistics alone are daunting, with members spread across the country, many with families of their own and those full-time jobs.
Tony Sly passed away one year ago today. Fat Wreck Chords has posted a memorial message.
One year ago today, on July 31, 2012, we lost a true original, Tony Sly. While we continue to mourn Tony our friend, we also celebrate Tony the artist through his songs. On October 29th, we will officially release The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute. we can't express how much it means to us and Tony's family that each of the artists and bands on this album took the time and effort to contribute such meaningful and interesting interpretations of Tony's songs. All proceeds from this compilation will go to the Tony Sly Memorial Fund.
We Came As Romans's new album, Tracing Back Roots, debuted at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and at #1 on the Hard Rock Chart. Congrats to the band. We'll have more numbers and stats for you later in the day.
Hear a new Moving Mountains song called "Burn Pile" in the replies. Pre-orders for their upcoming self-titled records are now available - ordering the bundle will net you a /275 translucent green vinyl, and a white version is available on its own.
State Champs will release their full-length debut, The Finer Things, on October 8 via Pure Noise Records. The artwork can be seen in the replies.
02) Deadly Conversation
03) Hard To Please
04) Prepare To Be Noticed
05) Over The Line
06) Simple Existence
08) Nothing's Wrong
09) Mind Bottled
11) Easy Enough
I cannot stop raving about San Francisco's Ghost Parade. The band encompasses all my favorites, showcasing the technicality of The Receiving End Of Sirens and Circa Survive, the grit of Balance & Composure, all while channeling Deftones in their own unique way. It's aggressive, it's passionate, it's raw - so, so good. We're premiering their energetic new music video for "Low" - check out the awesome in the replies. And in honor of the premiere, the band's giving 20% off their debut EP to AbsolutePunk members - just use the code 'absolutepunk' on their BandCamp. So buy that. Also, Panda.
Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing a compilation titled The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute on October 29th. All proceeds will go to the Tony Sly Memorial Fund and while the songs haven't been released yet you can check out the list of artists participating in the replies.
We're super excited to premiere Blue Jay, the second release from Texas post-hardcore band, Meraki/Toska. Eight tracks of blistering post-hardcore, Blue Jay is sure to wake you up at this fine hour. Head to replies to check it out.
Animal Style Records has announced the Animal Style Tour which has Half Hearted Hero, Raindance and Wolves At Bay. The bands have their records on the Bandcamp for "Pay What You Want" here. Dates are in the replies.
Panic! at the Disco drummer Spencer Smith wrote a blog detailing his recent struggles with drug addiction. He entered treatment last fall and is now clean.
For the past 4 and a half years I’ve been battling addiction. Well, to be honest, I’ve really been battling it for the last two years. Those first 2 and a half years were spent in a place where I thought I had finally found the correct dosage of my personally prescribed medicine to feel “normal"…..In reality, I was mostly stumbling through my life hoping no one noticed I was high.
Growing up I never used drugs or alcohol. I smoked weed and had my first drink in the same night when I was 19. I loved it, and from that point on...