We might be able to get our hearing back - scientists have found a potential cure for permanent deafness caused by loud noise exposure, infection and toxic drugs, using a drug that stimulates the inner ear.
Today we're streaming a song from Lost Along the Way, which is a collection of rarities, comp songs and 7" tracks from San Francisco punk group Nothington. Head to the replies or the band's AP.net profile to listen to the group's cover of "All the Way," which is originally by One Man Army. If you like what you hear the record will be released on October 8th through Red Scare Industries and the band will also be appearing at the Fest later this month.
You can listen to a new Fall Out Boy song titled "Love, Sex, Death," at Rolling Stone. It's off the band's upcoming album, Pax Am Days. It's an eight song album that was recorded with Ryan Adams. The record will be available digitally and on a limited-edition Save Rock & Roll double disc reissue on October 15th, and is available for pre-order on iTunes. The band also announced a fall European tour as well as a special Pax•Am Black Friday Chicago Show benefitting the GRAMMY Foundation on November 29th at the Metro in Chicago, IL (tickets on sale October 5th at 12 PM).
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This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I came across the chilled out, experimental indie rock of New Jersey four piece Goodbye Tiger. Their new EP, Who Do You Call Home?, is four tracks of exciting experimentation that brings to mind earlier music from Foals and all of those super hip bands that that cute guy in your class, with the skinny jeans and Dinosaur Jr tee collection, listens to. If you want to win over his heart, have a listen to the EP on their Bandcamp. 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.
Arcade Fire debuted four new songs in total from their upcoming LP Reflektor tonight. First they were the musical guests on Saturday Night Live, where they performed the title track from the album as well as "Afterlife." Following that the band debuted "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and balls-to-the-wall rocker "Normal People" on a concert special broadcast by NBC immediately after SNL. The concert included a variety of pretty random celebrity cameos (including Michael Cera, Bono, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Zach Galifinakis and more) as well as a lot of bizarre but exuberant dancing both in the band and the audience alike. If you watched either SNL or the concert...
In celebration of the newly released NirvanaIn Utero 20th Anniversary re-issue, fans can now create their own poster for a chance to win a reproduction of Kurt Cobain's Fender Mustang. The contest will be open to fans across the globe, with one U.S. first prize winner and one international first prize winner. Three second prize winners will receive a limited edition In Utero litho & uncut proof sheet, and ten runners-up will receive one of the new In Utero 20th Anniversary t-shirts.
Just shows maturity. The newest record is very theatrical. It almost feels like a movie soundtrack from start to finish. It’s really awesome. A lot of orchestra stuff playing a big role in the record. It’s just – it’s more mature. I think that our younger audience is going to love it – certain aspects of it – and our older audience is going to really appreciate how far we’ve come as artists. They’re really going to love the record too. It’s great.
Spencer Chamberlain (Underoath) has revealed his new project titled Sleepwave. You can watch a teaser video in the replies and according to this page, we will be getting new music from the project on or around October 4th.
The National will be appearing in and playing themselves (including an acoustic performance of "This Is The Last Time") in the upcoming October 1st episode of The Mindy Project. You can watch a behind the scenes video in the replies.
Banner Pilot will start working on the follow-up to Heart Beats Pacific next month.
In early October, we will be heading into the studio to record our 4th full length record. We couldn’t be more excited to work with Jacques Wait, at The Terrarium in Minneapolis, just as we did on Collapser and Heart Beats Pacific. (OK, technically, yes, we could be “more excited”—- if the studio had a trampoline or something, we would probably be slightly more excited, but suffice to say we are VERY excited as-is).
We have 12 new songs and I think/hope we’ve struck the right balance between the extremes of “Do exactly what you did on your other albums” and “Completely re-invent yourselves”. I...
It's week two of our favorite #YCMoments from Yellowcard's current Ocean Avenue Acoustic tour. Monday, October 7th, will wrap up our favorite #YCmoments and then we will hand them off to the band to judge. Anyways, check out some of the best #YCMoments in the replies and if you want to participate and see what you can win, make sure you check out all the contest details.
Story Of The Year is back and making the most of it - headlining this fall's Scream It Like You Mean It tour and releasing an acoustic version of its breakthrough debut, Page Avenue, on October 8th. Dan and Adam will be chatting about all that and more at 5 PM EST in this thread. Let's have some fun.
Update: The chat is now over - big thanks to Dan and Adam for taking time out of their day to talk with us. Make sure you see the band on the upcoming 'Scream It Like You Mean It' Tour and pick up 'Page Avenue Acoustic' in two weeks!.
Pusha T has unveiled the video for "King Push," which was produced by actor Joaquin Phoenix and Kanye West. The song is from the upcoming album My Name is My Name, out October 8th. Check it out in the replies.
Glass Cloud will be releasing a new EP titled Perfect War Forever on October 22nd. The band also premiered a new track called "Trapped Like Rats." The five-song EP features the band’s first-ever recorded 9-string material and is available to pre-order.
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This week on the 18th episode of the AbolutePunk.net Podcast, Jason and I talk with Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter about his upcoming four movement symphony project. What’s it like to tackle something completely unlike anything he’s done before? The in-depth discussion and answers may just inspire you to try it yourself.
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We're on the home stretch of Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. The eighth installment of the ten-part series is set to "The Dreamer/The Thief/The Relic." Andy Williams of Every Time I Die's eyepatched character is hot on the trail of our protagonists. Do they have the strength? Find out in the replies.
You can now watch the third part of Kanye West's interview with BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe as well as the fourth part. I don't know about you, but this is one of the more fascinating interviews I've heard/read in a while.