Even more bands have been added to this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, including On Broken Wings, Vital Remains, I Declare War and Fit For An Autopsy. The full line-up is in the replies.
We're a bit late on this post, but Adventures released a second single from their upcoming debut full-length, Supersonic Home -- it's called "Heavenly" and you can watch the Max Moore-directed music video for it in the replies. Additionally, pre-orders for the LP (which drops Feb. 17) are now live via Run For Cover Records' webstore.
Yesterday, Pitchfork posted Ian Cohen's review for Cloakroom's album Further Out, which has led to a public outcry from industry folk and music listeners alike. Since then, the publication has modified the review -- presumably from pressure. Here's an excerpt from the original review (full version can be found in the replies):
The most frequently quoted fact from Cloakroom’s bio is that they’re a trio of factory workers from Indiana. It is a nice bit of backstory that makes sense in hindsight upon hearing their minimally arranged, moderately morose and maximally loud debut LP Further Out—so long as they’re not framed as the sort of blue-collar Hoosier hero that might inspire a John...
At Saosin's show in Santa Ana on Monday and they played their third new song with Anthony. Anthony said that they wrote it that same day, and you can find it around the 12:30 mark of the video in the replies.
Thomas is in Germany this week, Drew's in a state of sports-despair, and I'm in Arizona. That doesn't mean we don't have an episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast for you though. This week's podcast was recorded directly after our episode last week, and Thomas had to go pack for his trip, so it's just Drew and I. We don't have a whole lot of follow-up because we hadn't even aired the last episode when we were recording this one. We touched on two main topics this week: When someone recommends a band to us, how do we dive into their catalog? Newest release first? Oldest? Their most popular? If a band has a big catalog, is it a deterrent from trying to get into the band? After that we spend a...
The shows will be special events featuring the band playing songs that have never been heard live before, as well as, readings of excerpts from their favorite books, stories, and poems, and a Q&A session conducted by the band with the crowd each night.
One of our most anticipated albums of 2015 is from the Portland, Oregon band Divers. They've released another new song from their debut album, Hello, Hello which you can stream on Wondering Sound. I highly suggest it.
Members of Head North and Maryland photographer and videographer Rachel Cooper have started Quiet Fire Media, a combination record label and media company. The goal is creating a new wave of music culture that gives both artists and fans what they want out of their musical experience. The first two artists to singed are A Will Away and WATERMEDOWN. You can watch an intro video below, along with viewing A Will Away's new tour dates.
"We believe music is an essential part of creating a sense of community among people - it brought us together and provided us with clarity and direction as we explored our respective artistic outlets, and we want to bring that forward here. Our goal is to...
New Damage Records signed HOUNDS and will release the band's Wild Eyes EP sometime this spring. The band features Paul Ramirez from The Flatliners and Exclaim! is streaming one of their new tracks right now.
Ray Waddell, writing for Billboard, on how the dropping gas prices across the country have helped touring artists.
The cost of fuel has been dropping since June of 2014, and by Jan. 12 had reached a five-year low -- which is great news for the touring industry. Based on U.S. Dept. of Energy averages, diesel fuel was running around $3.91 per gallon a year ago, and is currently about $3.13 on a national average. At that rate, an arena tour with 10 trucks and four buses averaging five miles per gallon is saving as much as $22,000 over 30 tour dates and 10,000 miles. Extrapolate that into the summer months, when more than 1,000 buses and 10 times that many touring trucks are on the road,...
You can watch Fall Out Boy's awesome performance of "Centuries" from last night's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallonhere. You can also find a web exclusive video in the replies with the band discussing how they wrote the hit. The guys' new album, American Beauty/American Psycho is out now.