Paramore's "Ain't It Fun" has hit #2 on Mediabase's rolling Top 40 airplay chart. The song trails only Justin Timberlake's "Not a Bad Thing" on the chart, which measures airplay at Top 40/pop radio for the seven days ending May 29th.
An artist claims he worked with and for My Chemical Romance in 2009 and has not received credit. Gerard Way has responded on Twitter by reaching out to the artist with, "Vasilis, I have now seen what you wrote. I think this is absolutely not the way this should be handled. Obvious we need to talk."
Time passes with no word of the record/project/anything and in the summer of 2010 I get word from a friend that "my video was out" I was in China at that point, trekking mountains that no whitey has seen before and it took me some time to get around some internet and around that stupid Chinese "no google" wall thing. I saw the video with what it looked like my guns, and my costume designs. I...
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This week's AbsolutePlaylist may feel a bit bizarre. Shaped around my night owl tendencies, "night moves" features the finest, darkest, and starkest cuts from some of my favorite artists - the type of music I want to listen to whether I'm driving aimlessly at 3 AM or lying in bed restless. Expect imperfect vocals, raw and ultra personal lyrics, loud/quiet/loud dynamics, and the unexpected. And one can only truly experience said playlist once the sun sets. Let's get weird in the replies.
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Thomas promises this is the last week his microphone will have an echo and I promise this is one of my favorite episodes of the AbsolutePunk Podcast yet. This week we talk about the Apple and Beats deal finalizing and how that plays into curated playlists vs full album listening habits. Then we touch on major labels and their structure and place in the industry before tackling the upcoming Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties album. We round out the conversation discussing if Blink-182 should just go on hiatus again, what other musical artists could maybe be billionaires someday, why Ronnie Radke is a moron, and why each of us choose to post something as news or to ignore it. The episode...
Nick and Kevin of Hit The Lights will be chatting in this thread at 8pm EST to talk about the band's new album, signing to Pure Noise Records and anything else you can think to ask them. Be sure to swing in and come say hey.
Update: The chat is now over. We'd like to thank Nick and Kevin for coming on and having a good time with everyone. Be sure to catch them on the "Skip School, Start Fights" tour and stay posted for more album updates as they're released.
Handguns have posted a new tour video recapping their time on tour with All Time Low and Man Overboard. Head to the replies to check it out. Don't forget that the band's new album, Life Lessons, can be pre-ordered and will be released on July 8th via Pure Noise Records.
The Early Novemberhas announced an acoustic tour in July and August where they will play smaller venues than they normally do. I Can Make A Mess and two yet-to-be-announced acts will provide support. Dates are in the replies and more info should be coming tomorrow.
There's an interesting thread and discussion taking place in the General Forum about the idea that when there is violence in the black community hip-hop is blamed, so should pop-punk and/or metal, and the ideas they propagate, also be blamed when misogyny shows up?
The cultural make-up of, say, pop-punk contributes to the misogyny of the overall culture, in which women are objects and the man is the nice guy, who, by virtue of being the nice guy, deserves the woman in the end, Whenever there's violence in the black community, the media looks to hip-hop as something which fuels the violence. Similarly, when looking at the Isla Vist violence, is pop-punk the musical reflection of...
Vince Staples and Bad Rabbits have teamed up for "Made," the first single off Converse' upcoming EP that is being released to to promote the shoe company's premium skate and lifestyle sneaker set: the CONS Weapon. Stream it in the replies.
TGL will be releasing their third full length studio album This is the End, featuring 17 tracks of unreleased, new, and remastered material on June 2nd. Pre-orders are up on Amazon. The album was recorded and produced by Seth Henderson.
We've teamed up with Victory Records to celebrate the upcoming Vans Warped Tour by giving away autographed merch from both Close Your Eyes and Terror. With both artists performing all summer long, here"s what we want to know -- what date of Warped Tour will you be attending and what songs are you most looking forward to hearing played by the two bands? One winner will be selected randomly from the replies to win an autographed copy of Terror's Live By The Code, a Terror t-shirt, a copy of Close Your Eyes’ Line In The Sand, a Line In The Sand poster, and a Close Your Eyes t-shirt. Good luck.
This recording is exciting because we are taking a much different approach than on The Beauty Between. That was such a focused and intentional two-year process of writing and recording. Basically it took forever and lots and lots of hours. For this EP, we purposefully gave ourselves about a month to write and record. The whole thing will be a much quicker, spontaneous process. Practice is going well, we have 3 songs done so far.