Riot Fest Chicago has added a some bands like Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Pixies, Hostage Calm, Off With Their Heads, Pet Symmetry, Andrew WK and more. Meanwhile, Motorhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack! had to drop off. Buy tickets here and scope the updated admat in the replies. Our pre-festival coverage will be kicking off soon!
Denver, CO, pop-rock outfit Ashtree will be releasing its new single, "Heart Attack," on iTunes next Tuesday. But we're giving you a first listen a few days early in the replies. If you dig the piano-rock style of bands like The Rocket Summer, Relient K, and The Morning Of, then this song is your perfect cup of sunshine. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
The eighth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with P.O.S. It was a great conversation, as Jason and I both find Stef to be an inspiration. We discussed many things, including his latest album, We Don't Even Live Here, his journey to find a kidney match, and even Yeezus.
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Six songs, six minutes, all inspired by #66. If you haven't heard Puig Destroyer (featuring members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die, and Kowloon Walled City) yet, then today's your lucky day. We are stoked to be premiering a new song titled "Stop Fucking Bunting." It's 57 seconds of pure anti-bunting fever and it's off the band's new EP, which is available here. You can also pre-order it on 7" vinyl via The Ghost Is Clear Records here. In the meantime, brush up on Yasiel Puig and check the track out in the replies.
We're introducing yet another new editorial feature on the site today and it's one we're all really excited about. Presenting the AP.net Roundtable - an article revolving around a much-anticipated album and the discussion it inspires amongst a handful of staff members. The first roundtable article features Ryan Dennehy, Jake Jenkins, Jason Tate, Craig Manning, Kelly Doherty, Kyle Huntington, and myself discussing The National's latest release, Trouble Will Find Me. Throughout the discussion we touched on favorite songs, themes, and lyrics while also trying to predict what the future holds for the band. It's a very interesting read and something we're going to try to do one or two...
A Change of Pace just recently received full possession of their masters from Immortal Records. The main two releases, An Offer You Can't Refuse and Prepare the Masses had not been available online. The band just rereleased both albums online as well as two never before digitally released EPs. The B-Sides contains their Christmas song, three songs used as bonus tracks for their 2005 European release, and an acoustic rendition of "Weekend Warriors." The band has also released Change Is the Only Constant, which is the EP they recorded completely on their own when they were 14 - 16 years of age. That EP originally had a limited pressing and was only sold at shows in 2003 - 2004 and is...
Music photographer/Nervous Energies founder Ryan Russell will release a new photo book titled Continental Obscura: From Birmingham to Bellingham this fall/winter through No Sleep Records.
“After all 32 years of my life in Birmingham, Alabama and the past 13 years as a rock photographer, I've grown a need to explore nature and take my photographic aesthetics into a larger world,” says Russell. “The Pacific Northwest has long been a place I am fascinated with photographing. Instead of simply just moving to a new place, I decided to photograph the experience as well. Not only shooting the actual journey but also the days leading up to my departure from Birmingham and after my arrival in...
Waypoint have signed with Spartan Records. Watch a teaser video for their forthcoming EP in the replies. You can hear their new single "Solus" in the replies; it's also on iTunes. The EP will release in fall.
After the whole "boycotting Spotify" thing, Forbes took a look at the math behind Spotify royalties and came to the conclusion that they're better than terrestrial radio -- in fact about 16 times better. They also get a little cynical at the news that Thom and Atoms for Peace have helped launch a new live music streaming service just a few days after criticising Spotify, but I'm more interested in if we should be comparing streaming services to radio plays or purchased rates. Given that you don't "own" the music you stream, I'm more inclined to side with the idea that it's closer to a radio play (and should be compensated as such), but I think those rates need to be higher as well....
All Time Low will be appearing on the July 19th episode of Guitar Center Sessions at 9 PM ET/10 PM PST exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience Network. We have an exclusive clip of the band performing "Dear Maria, Count Me In." Check it out in the replies and make sure to tune into the episode to see the rest of the performances.
Farewell Fighter are gearing up to release their new album, Challenges, on August 6th via Easy Killer Records. Today we have an early taste of it with the premiere of single "Bridges," produced by Josh Cain. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it. Fans of bands in vein of Panic! At The Disco and Divided By Friday should enjoy this one.
"This record is so important to us. Each song tells a different story about how hard it can be growing up in a world where there's so much pressure to 'be something' or to figure out where you belong. Not everyone figures that out right away. Our hope is that these songs can help someone out there feel a little more at ease about who they...
Dance Gavin Dance will release its sixth album, Acceptance Speech, on October 8. Pre-orders are now available on MerchNow, and the album art & teaser clip are in the replies. This is the band's first record with Tilian Pearson on clean vocals.
01) Jesus H. Macy
02) The Robot with Human Hair pt. 4
03) Acceptance Speech
05) Doom & Gloom
06) Strawberry Swisher pt. 3
07) Honey Revenge
08) Demo Team
09) Death of the Robot with Human Hair
10) The Jiggler
11) Turn Off the Lights. I’m Watching Back to the Future pt. II
Kevin Seconds, of 7 Seconds, has released a statement in regard to the YouTube comments on the band's recently released song. The entire thing can be found in the replies.
Fuck these people. We’ve all sat around for the last 10 or so years waiting for them to come up with something revolutionary, dangerous and interesting and what do they come up with? Fucking screamo, crabcore and the latest take on the pig squeal vocal technique. Not ONE thing that hasn’t been ripped off or done better by someone else before. And they’re all so busy bending over for free swag (clothes, energy drinks, gear), they can’t be bothered to come up with some way to keep from looking and sounding EXACTLY like...
You can stream a new Drug Church song titled "Reading Youtube Comments" over at NPR (you'll have to scroll down half way to find the blurb). It's off the band's awesome new album, Paul Walker, which is in stores July 23rd.
During my chat with guitarist John 5 at the Mansfield, MA stop of Mayhem Festival, he revealed that Rob Zombie will be recording and releasing their first-ever live DVD later this year. Check back tomorrow for the full interview.
This is big news. I haven't talked about this. 30 years, Rob Zombie, White Zombie - never done a live DVD. We're doing one this year. The show's so big. It can't get much bigger, so I'm like, "We better record this!"
Continuing with our weekly Quiet Country Audio Sessions, this week we have Young Statues. The band performs "Eraser" and "So You Wait" from their new EP Age Isn't Ours. Watch the masterful performances in the replies and you can purchase the audio from the sessions here.
Uncle Buck has sent us new tickets to give away this week. Hit the replies to see what shows you can win tickets to.
What is up? Hot as all hell out there. This week we have some killer shows in NY/NJ. Especially in Asbury Park. Great weekend to escape the heat and head to the beach for a show. Comment on the thread to which show you want to go to and we will pick winners! #unclebuck
Ballyhoo! are nearing the end of their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part four of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler. Catch up on part one, part two, and part three if you missed them. We will have on last "wrap up blog" coming in two weeks. Their new record, Pineapple Grenade, is now available.