Around 5:54 am on June 27th 2013, my girlfriend was shaking me awake screaming that there was a man in our room, she saw a shadow rummaging through our bags. Immediately, instincts to protect her and another friend of mine had kicked in and I was off and running. What would have been otherwise undetected episode turned into a physical altercation. I was able to kick the man towards the door and it was then we both fell and he got up and took off.
"A couple of days later, I was talking to Patrick, and I had already prepared a list of stipulations for me to do the band again, and before I could even say them, he already had my list in his head. He kind of disarmed me. After a very long phone call – I kept looking at the phone, which was edging on the three-hour mark – I was like, 'Yeah, I'm in. Let's do it.' And then I started writing heavily after I hung up."
Here I am talking to my best friend and he's fresh out of a plane crash, and he's talking about the possibility of us doing another album—and I was so on board because how can you not be on board with the type of perseverance and motivation that Travis has? He's literally lying in a hospital bed with skin melting off his body in ridiculous amounts of pain and he's talking about maybe we should do another album so I was like, "fuck it, let's go." I just hate the fact that it took something as horrible as that plane crash to happen for us to...
When we brought you "Time Erases Time (Strung Out)," people went bananas for Night Verses. By now, you should have long since purchased their great full-length, Lift Your Existence - but just in case you've deprived yourself of great music, we're streaming the entire record, for today only. This is the only place you'll find the full album stream, so savor it, then buy Lift Your Existence on iTunes or Big Cartel. After that, catch the band on tour this August with My Ticket Home and I Am King - dates in the replies.
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Search The City will release their new album, Flight, on September 3rd. You can find the band's new song, "Light The Fire," album artwork and album teaser in the replies. You can also pre-order the album on Bandcamp
01) My Secrets Have Secrets Too
02) Syndicated Reality
04) Whispers And Memories
05) The Runaways
06) Young Hearts
07) Light The Fire
08) A Beautiful Mess
09) Rewrite The Ending
10) One Last Lullaby
11) Get A Grip
12) Watch The Stars Fall
After releasing material on Fearless Records and Rise Records, Lonely Kings' fifth album, American Heartache, will be out September 3rd on Epochal Artists Records. You can get your first taste of the record, "Mind of a Killer," in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile. It was produced by Michael Rosen (AFI, Less Than Jake, Dredg).
California's The Sheds are one of the most exciting young bands to emerge from the pop-punk scene recently. Playing with the intensity of Boys Night Out along with the melody of a band like The Wonder Years, this quintet will turn heads with its new full length, I'll Be Fine, in stores July 23rd via Mediaskare. While we will be streaming that album in full in the coming weeks, today we're giving you a delicious taste with the premiere of "Writer's Block." It's my personal favorite on the album and will definitely get your feet moving. Check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. After you dig the song, make sure you pre-order it here.
You can stream and download the first new song from the Pixies in nine years, titled "Bagboy," here. A video for the song can also be seen in the replies. This song does not feature the recently departed Kim Deal.
The fourth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with The Swellers' Jono Diener. We talked with our resident movie reviewer about Warped Tour, the band's recent signing with No Sleep Records and upcoming album, as well what it means when you smell like soup.
You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, feedback and thoughts are always welcomed. Starting with this episode you'll notice a significant improvement in audio quality. We...
Former Absolute 100 artist Moneta have posted a trailer for their upcoming album, which you can view in the replies. The band is currently wrapping up an Indie Go Go campaign, which you can support here.
Our pals over at Light & Noise recently took a lot of live footage at the most recent Bridge 9 showcase. Today, they released video from that showcase featuring Lemuria playing some stuff from its new record. Check it out in the replies.
Black Sabbath have personally invited Andrew W.K. to join them for their entire North American tour, asking him to kick-off every show as their exclusive opening act. Per their request, the King of Partying will perform a special DJ set every night before the definitive heavy metal band takes the stage. Andrew promises to spin a rabble-rousing selection of classic riffs, heavy jams, and crowd pleasing favorites spanning every era of hard rock and metal.
Dead Leaves will be heading out on tour with We Still Dream in July. Dead Leaves recently released their debut EP Amend Regret which you can stream here. We Still Dream recently finished recording their new full-length and Anchor 84 Records debut. The band released a lyric video which you can view here. Dates for the tour can be seen in the replies.
Update: The band has responded to this news. Read their statement in the replies.
A Hostage Calm fan named Alex was assaulted at a bar in North Carolina yesterday by another patron. The conflict centered around Alex's "I Support Same-Sex Marriage" T-shirt that has been the subject of other drama as well. We have a statement from Alex, which you can read an excerpt from below and fully in the replies, and we've also reached out to the band for a statement. We'll update this post when we hear something back.
I spoke up, because who you love has nothing to do with your religion or your political views. The guy was not happy. I went to smoke another cigarette and told the guy to leave...
Today we're streaming Late In The Playoffs' new album Alive And On Your Own. The Windy City natives have been hard at work to create their best record to date and you'll hear vast improvements over their earlier work. This record is for fans that grew up on The Get Up Kids but have adopted the sound to a more modern pop-rock sound. Listen to it in the replies.
AFI have signed with Republic Records and are gearing up for the fall 2013 release of their ninth full-length studio album.
The Cali-based band recorded with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters) at East West Studios in Los Angeles. The record was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers). "We are thrilled to be joining the Republic family for the release of our ninth record,” says lead singer Davey Havok. “We've spent over two years realizing this album and could not be more excited to share it with all."