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PureVolume have announced its line-up for the PureVolume stage at Lollapalooza (for the Toyota + SpinMedia Tent) along with an 18-track playlist with all of the artists. Some of the artists dropping by include O'Brother and Frightened Rabbit. Check it all out here.
Drew Beringer on 07/29/13 - 11:42 AM
Mayday Parade will release Monsters In The Closet on October 8th via Fearless. Album art and details in the replies. They are also headlining this fall's Glamour Kills Tour.
Drew Beringer on 07/29/13 - 11:37 AM
Matty and George of The 1975 sat down with Robert Herrera at The Troubadour to talk about their upcoming debut album, the meaning behind the song "Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You?," and a few other topics. The video is in the replies. Sidenote: New album is as good as I wanted it to be.
Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 11:36 AM
You can check out our interview with The Amity Affliction here, who are currently finishing up the Vans Warped Tour. If you missed them on the tour, you can have another chance to see them later on this year.
From The InterviewFunny you should ask that, there is a plan in the works for every band on the Monster stage to cover each other’s songs 2 weeks from now. We're doing Defeater “The Red, White and Blues.” I'm not sure who is doing us.
Jake Denning on 07/29/13 - 11:33 AM
Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls set at Newport Folk Fest is streaming in full on NPR.
Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 11:32 AM
Pretty significant vinyl sale happening on Barnes & Noble's webstore. I saw Touche Amore's Parting The Sea... for $6.49, Yellowcard and All-American Rejects for under $10, and Fun's Aim & Ignite for $15, among others.
Jack Appleby on 07/29/13 - 11:32 AM
All Time Low have announced a few headlining shows around the House Party Tour this fall. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 11:30 AM
MxPx frontman Mike Herrera is streaming a new live EP, Live And Raw On Stage It 6/27/13, on Bandcamp.
I’m working on some new music and also some more live bootleg type digital albums. But definitely working on new solo album or E.P.
Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 11:28 AM
My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way has posted lyrics for a new song entitled "Millions." No real word yet on what these are for though ...
Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 11:24 AM
Mayday Parade have announced they will be touring across North America this fall. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 11:23 AM
Spraynard, who broke up last year, played a full reunion set this past weekend. The video is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 11:21 AM
Producer Will Yip will be releasing Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation on October 8th featuring un-released and exclusive songs from a slew of bands all recorded and mixed at Studio 4 including: Title Fight, Circa Survive, Balance and Composure, Man Overboard, Citizen, Turnover, Daylight, Koji, Tigers Jaw, Polar Bear Club, Sainthood Reps, Pity Sex, Anthony Green, and more. There are a ton of awesome pre-order packages here.
Drew Beringer on 07/29/13 - 11:17 AM
Here are the bands on your television this coming week. Check your local listings for showtimes.
Bands on TV7/29 - Pepper on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC]
7/29 - The Lumineers on Colbert [COM]
7/29 - Franz Ferdinand on Conan [TBS]
7/31 - Queens of the Stone Age on Jimmy Kimmel [ABC]
8/2 - Titus Andronicus on Carson Daly [R; NBC]
Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 11:13 AM
Saves the Day's new album will be self-titled and released by Equal Vision Records on September 17th. Artwork in the replies and tracklist below.

Track Listing
01) Remember
02) In The In Between
03) Beyond All Of Time
04) Ain't No Kind Of Love
05) Lucky Number
06) Xenophobic Blind Left Hook
07) The Tide Of Our Times
08) Supernova
09) Verona
10) Ring Pop
11) Stand In The Stars
Garett Press on 07/29/13 - 10:42 AM
Dates for this year's Scream It Like You Mean It tour have been announced.

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Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 10:35 AM
Soundsupply has released its latest drop. This one is a special edition drop in partnership with Drive-Thru Records. In the digital-drop-guide there's an interview with Drive-Thru founder Stefanie Reines -- where she hints at the possibility of getting the old gang back together.
After 5 years, Richard and I seemed to have found the inspiration and desire to start again. For some reason we love to prove ourselves. The most exciting thing for us is to take something from nothing, and build it. That’s what we did with our label. It’s what we did with every band on our label. Now we’re getting the itch to do it again. We may not call it "Drive-Thru Records," but something is brewing!

Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 10:29 AM
The Lawrence Arms are teasing new album info later this week.

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Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 10:22 AM
Arctic Monkeys' new song "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 10:18 AM
MewithoutYou will soon release Other Stories (b-sides from their last album) as a pay-what-you-want download and limited edition 7" record.
Next Tuesday (8/6) at Midnight EST we will self-release two exclusive tracks as a limited edition 7-Inch and as a Pay-What-You-Want digital download on our website and through our online store. Other Stories contains the b-sides “Julian the Onion” and “Four Fires,” two tracks that previously only available on the limited-edition deluxe version of Ten Stories. Each song is rooted in the story of the same 19th-century traveling circus train crash from Ten Stories and expands on the character of the Rabbit from East Enders Wives and introduces a new...
Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 10:15 AM
Blessthefall have premiered their new song, "Déjà Vu."

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Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 10:13 AM
Modern Life Is War have announced a handful of record release shows in October, along with its appearance at August's This Is Hardcore Fest in Philadelphia. These are the band's first shows in almost six years. You can view the dates in the replies. The band's spectacular new album, Fever Hunting, is in stores September 3rd.
Drew Beringer on 07/29/13 - 10:11 AM
Paramore is introducing a new ticketing system to try and avoid scalpers.
Since day one, we have always made sure to put our fans first. Yeah, it probably sounds super cliche but honestly, we couldn't do this without you and we know that. You are just as much a part of Paramore as we are. With past tours, we realized that not all of you are getting the access to the tickets we wanted you to have. We knew we had to address this issue for future tours. So, in doing that, we want to put this ticketing policy in place which will help explain how you can get your tickets to our shows. First and foremost, it is of utmost importance to us that every ticket we sell is affordable to our fans....
Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 10:00 AM
Stream Brick + Mortar's new single "Keep This Place Beautiful" here. The band is releasing The Bangs EP tomorrow on Island/Def Jam Records.
Christian Wagner on 07/29/13 - 09:57 AM
Brian Fallon has posted a lengthy blog about The Gaslight Anthem's future. The band's going to go dark for a little while.
I'm going to go away from the press and interviews now until we finish writing our next record and find out what we will be in the next chapter of our artistic careers. I have nothing left to say until we find what that next chapter of our band is.
To our fans… please bear with us through this awkward period of finding our new legs. I’m being honest with you here because I am grateful for your loyalty to my band.

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Jason Tate on 07/29/13 - 09:47 AM
Following our premiere of his new song, Kevin Devine has announced that his forthcoming albums will be titled Bubblegum and Bulldozer. They will be released October 15th, with tour dates to support Bubblegum with The Goddamn Band beginning October 18th. Now, Now and Harrison Hudson will be the tours support. Dates are in the replies, and preorders will be available August 5th.
Ryan Dennehy on 07/29/13 - 09:42 AM
When influential bands call it quits, we can deal - as long as those musicians keep making music. Problem is, it's been three years since lowcountry - we've been ready for Envy On The Coast's members to return for some time now. Enter Heavy English, the answer. EOTC's vocalist/keyboardist/guitarist Sal Bossio and drummer Dan Gluszak have teamed with bassist Ari Sadowitz to bring the new jams - and we've got the first track. Head to the replies to hear "21 Flights," and grab the track on iTunes tomorrow.
Jack Appleby on 07/29/13 - 08:31 AM
Watch a humorous video in the replies about GWAR's new beer.
Christian Wagner on 07/29/13 - 08:19 AM
You can check out an album trailer for Earl Sweatshirt's upcoming album, Doris, in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 07/29/13 - 06:29 AM
Today is the 10 year anniversary of The Bled's much loved debut, Pass The Flask. That opening riff to "Red Wedding" is still one of the sickest things today.
Drew Beringer on 07/29/13 - 06:26 AM
Bored with nothing to do but lay around listening to Deja Entendu, thinking about you.
ReviewsTom Odell - Long Way Down (Kelly Doherty)
Dead Letter Circus - The Catalyst Fire (Steve Alcala)
Firehorse - Pills From Strangers (Gregory Robson)
InterviewsTiny Moving Parts (Kelly Doherty)
The Amity Affliction (Jake Denning)
Kelly Doherty on 07/29/13 - 06:15 AM

Earlier this year, Kevin Devine raised well over his Kickstarter goal to fund and release two albums in 2013. We're fortunate to be able to exclusively release the first song off the Jesse Lacey-produced Bubblegum (aka LP8, more album details here). The song is called "Private First Class" and it is about Bradley Manning, the United States Army soldier arrested in May 2010 in Iraq on suspicion of having passed classified material to the website WikiLeaks. You can check out the song in the replies and I think it's one of the best songs Kevin has ever released. More details on both albums will be coming soon, but for now check out the new song and let us know what you think.
Drew Beringer on 07/28/13 - 08:26 PM
Emarosa's new frontman has been confirmed as Bradley Walden (ex-Squid The Whale). An official announcement will come soon.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/28/13 - 08:13 PM
Revealed a couple minutes ago on The Gunz Show, this year's Scream It Like You Mean It tour will be headlined by Story of The Year, doing their 10th Anniversary tour for Page Avenue. Three bands currently on this year's Warped Tour will be support, including one who is currently on main stage. The tour kicks off October 8th in Cincinnati. Full dates will be revealed August 5th.
Jake Denning on 07/28/13 - 07:06 PM
A$AP Ferg has given us the album artwork and the track listing for his upcoming album Trap Lord, due out August 20th. You can check out the artwork in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Let It Go
02) Shabba (Feat. A$AP Rocky)
03) Lord (Feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
04) Hood Pope
05) Fergivicious
06) 4:02
07) Dump Dump
08) Work (Remix) (Feat. A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James & ScHoolboy Q)
09) Didn’t Wanna Do That
10) Murda Something (Feat. Waka Flocka Flame)
11) Make A Scene
12) Fuck Out My Face (Feat. D-Real, Onyx & Aston Matthews)
13) Cocaine Castle
Jake Jenkins on 07/28/13 - 03:17 PM
Jay Z will premiere Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film this Friday, August 2nd at 11PM on HBO. Watch the trailer in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 07/28/13 - 11:58 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 07/28/13 - 09:35 AM
Head to the replies to see this week's UK Music Round-Up.
Andy Biddulph on 07/28/13 - 09:28 AM
Head to the replies to view and discuss this week in Movie, Television and DVD news.
Thomas Balkcom on 07/28/13 - 08:47 AM
PropertyOfZack has stumbled across something that sounds like it could be a new or unreleased Brand New song. It could also be one of a few other projects of course, but that first verse really appears to be Jesse Lacey. Weigh in on what you think this is in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/28/13 - 08:31 AM
Head to replies to check out the user reviews submitted in the past week.
Kelly Doherty on 07/28/13 - 08:03 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 07/28/13 - 06:50 AM
Cynicism isn't wisdom, it's a lazy way to say that you've been burned. It seems, if anything, you'd be less certain after everything you ever learned.
Kelly DohertyI've fallen in love with Nana Grizol, so everyone should listen to them. Kodaline's In A Perfect World, Windings' It's Never Night and Halves' Boa Howl have also been on rotation.
Ryan GardnerOrange Is The New Black, Defeater, Pentimento, Captain We're Sinking, Birds In Row, Blacklisted, and Daytrader. Also the new Sara Bareilles record, The Blessed Unrest, is easily one of my favorite records of the year.
Steve AlcalaThe Last Of Us, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, The Reign Of Kindo and Daytrader for me. Also, Dead Letter Circus's...
Kelly Doherty on 07/28/13 - 06:35 AM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I discovered the lovely Keeler. I'm super excited about them and despite the fact that they have only released two tracks (both of which are available for free on their Bandcamp.), they've already got the modern emo sound nailed. Their new single "Shoot The Jay", from their upcoming EP, sounds quite a bit like Snowing and their overall vibe is jazzy modern emo. Download their two songs and get stoked for their EP, Too Old To Believe In Ghosts, which will be released in September. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 07/28/13 - 05:48 AM
Emblem3's new album, Nothing To Lose, comes out this Tuesday and includes some tracks written by Martin Johnson (Boys Like Girls), Jack Antonoff (fun.), Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte), Bruno Mars, and Nick Bailey and Ryan Ogren (Over It). You can stream the record here.
Joe DeAndrea on 07/27/13 - 11:54 PM
Staying in on a weekend often has negative connotations, but who doesn't enjoy time to themselves once in a while with some good tunes and fine wine (or beer!)? Some of my favourite albums began to resonate with me on a deeper level when I was absorbed by the music coming out of my headphones the entire night. And tonight is precisely one of those nights: I'm surrounded with incredible new music by The Civil Wars, Eric & Magill and Typhoon, as well as some delicious Cabernet Merlot, and I couldn't be happier. So if you're out there also doing nothing other than enjoying the company of some great music, then come say hello and share those tunes!
Lueda Alia on 07/27/13 - 09:44 PM
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