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We're really excited to be sponsoring the Rise Again Fest in Reading, PA. The show includes Major League, Giants At Large, Post Season, and more. The event is February 23rd and tickets can be found here. More bands to be announced soon and more details can be found in the replies. In addition, be on the lookout for a contest or two for this.
Christian Wagner on 01/07/13 - 09:04 AM
You can stream Free Energy's new album, Love Sign on Rolling Stone.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 09:00 AM
You can listen to Fun.'s new song "Sight of The Sun" off of the new Girls soundtrack on Rolling Stone.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 08:16 AM
The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips will be doing a short tour this Spring. You can find the few dates in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 08:05 AM
You can stream The Bronx's new single "Youth Wasted" on MTV Buzzworthy.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 08:02 AM
Either/Or Records posted their latest free compilation, Either/Or and More Volume 4, on bandcamp.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/07/13 - 07:56 AM
Watch Hatebreed's music video for "Put It to the Torch" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/07/13 - 07:24 AM
Head to the replies to stream a new song from London hardcore outfit Grappler entitled "The Best Have Formed A Crown." The track is taken from the band's six-track EP Everything I've Ever Feared, which due on April 8th through Dog Knights Productions. Track listing is below.

Track Listing
1) The Best Have Formed a Crown
2) Stories of Madness, of Violence
3) Edward
4) Panacea
5) I'm Everything I've Ever Feared
6) Raised
Andy Biddulph on 01/07/13 - 07:19 AM
Snakes & Suits have dropped the price of all their t-shirts to $5. Head over to their webstore to check them out before they're gone.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 06:59 AM
You can stream The Lone Bellow's self-titled debut on NPR.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 06:55 AM
The Child of Lov's new music video for "Give Me" can be seen in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 06:52 AM
You can check out our interview with Texas In July here. The band is getting ready to start the Of Mice & Men U.S. Headliner this week.
From The InterviewYou know, its been hard for us, and I think even on the new record its still struggle and were working towards something greater and unique. Weve often been compared to many bands that are way bigger than us, ones weve been inspired by. Even those bands that were inspired by have other bands that they themselves were also inspired by, and so on. I think this record we put out have experimental hints and tastes of what we really build upon, and its really hard to create something because theres so many bands in the scene...
Jake Denning on 01/07/13 - 06:37 AM
"Boy, these pretzels are makin' me thirsty."
Staff InterviewsTexas In July (Jake Denning)
Staff ReviewsLife On The Sideline - Outpatient EP (Kelly Doherty)
The Capsules - Northern Lights And Southern Skies (Kelly Doherty)
Terra Terra Terra - The Space We Create (Gregory Robson)
Matt Duke - Love on a Major Scale EP (Gregory Robson)
My Radio - Starts in the East, Falls in the West (Gregory Robson)
Comadre - Comadre (Jason Gardner)
Brave Bird - Maybe You, No One Else Worth It (Jason Gardner)
Math the Band - Get Real (Scott Weber)
Jake Denning on 01/07/13 - 06:32 AM
Sol Yurick, the author of the novel, The Warriors, adapted to cult film adapted to hit video game, has passed away at 88.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 06:29 AM
M.I.A.'s new album, Matangi has been postponed until April due to "excess positivity."
From The InterviewIt's due in April, which is the Tamil new year-- April 15-- and I'm still working on it. I thought I'd finished it. I finished it and then I handed the record in, like a couple of months ago. At the moment, I've been told it's too positive. So we're having a bit of an issue at the label. They're like, 'You need to darken it up a bit.' I don't know what it is but as soon as I work that out... I'm taking my time to decide what they mean. It's an interesting one for me. It's like, 'We just built you up as the public enemy no. 1, and now you're coming out with all this positive stuff.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 06:09 AM
You can stream a new Ra Ra Riot song entitled "Dance With Me" on Stereogum.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 06:05 AM
Head over to Socratic's AP.net profile to hear a new song entitled "A Better Place Is Waiting." It's one of two new tracks from the band that will appear on Broken Heart Records' Unsigned/Unrest. The compilation features new, rare and previously unreleased material from such artists as Over It, House of Fools, Mike Felumlee, The Agony Family, Kut U Up and more. It will be released on February 12th. All proceeds are being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, so pre-order the CD here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/07/13 - 06:04 AM
Dates for the Metal Alliance Tour 2013 with Anthrax, Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail can be found in the replies. Anthrax will be performing Among the Living in its entirety.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/07/13 - 05:01 AM
Lower Than Atlantis have released a video for new single "Go On Strike." Check it out in the replies.
Andy Biddulph on 01/07/13 - 03:42 AM
I Call Fives decided to do a "cock rock" version of their label mates The Story So Far's "Quicksand." You can find these shenanigans after the jump.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/13 - 12:01 AM
For their latest cover video, This Condition have covered Macy Gray's "I Try." You can find the video in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/13 - 11:58 PM
Michael Remley has left Mixtapes.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/13 - 11:56 PM
I can't say enough about how impressed I am with Owel's debut album. It's definitely a stand out and great way to start 2013. We're lucky enough to bring you a premiere of another song from the band. It's called "Burning House" and you can stream it on their AP.net profile and in the replies. If you like Sleeping at Last, Gates or Athletics, this will be right up your alley. Give the song a listen and let us and the band know what you think in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/13 - 09:36 PM
Pentimento and Gates are going on a short Canadian tour. Admat with dates in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/06/13 - 08:44 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 01/06/13 - 06:35 PM
The Republic of Wolves have released a new song entitled "Consequence" which you can stream in the replies. The song is off their upcoming second full-length.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/13 - 05:14 PM
Head to the replies to read this week's Hip-Hop Music Round-Up.
Deborah Remus on 01/06/13 - 04:22 PM
Owel (formerly Old Nick) will release their self-titled debut on January 18th. You can check out the album artwork in the replies and the track listing below. Be sure to check out their new song we're premiering on the site tomorrow as well.

Track Listing:
01) Snowglobe
02) Scales
03) Burning House
04) Death in the Snow
05) Nothing's Meant
06) Float
07) Once the Ocean
08) Unforgiving Tide
09) Progress
10) Field Mouse
11) Reborn
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/06/13 - 03:58 AM
This week on the Self Promotion Forum I happened across George Gadd, a folk punk singer songwriter from Birmingham, UK. Sounding a little like a looser version of Frank Turner, George Gadd will easily strum his way into the hearts of many with his simple instrumentation, catchy tunes and intelligent lyrics. He's just released a Christmas covers EP featuring covers of The Front Bottoms, Japandroids and more and all of his music is available as 'name your price' on his 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.
Kelly Doherty on 01/06/13 - 03:13 AM
You can find The Bronx's new teaser for their upcoming single "Youth Wasted" in the replies. The track is premiering tomorrow on MTV.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/05/13 - 11:33 PM
I'm going to be interviewing Hayley Williams of Paramore this week. So if you have any questions you'd like me to ask, leave them in the replies and I'll try and work them in!
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/05/13 - 11:30 PM
You can listen to a new The New Regime song in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/05/13 - 11:27 PM
Mason Maggio (The Republic of Wolves) recorded a cover of "Between Horns And Halos" by Northstar, which you can watch in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/05/13 - 11:22 PM
Nadav Nirenberg (trombone player of Streetlight Manifesto) seduced a man by impersonating a woman on the dating site, OKCupid to retrieve his stolen iPhone.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/05/13 - 11:17 PM
Rob Caggiano has left Anthrax.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/05/13 - 11:12 PM
You can stream Comadre's new self-titled album on Bandcamp.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/05/13 - 11:10 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/05/13 - 10:15 PM
Jocelyn's new single, "Hold on to This," can be heard in the replies. The track is taken off their upcoming EP, Storyline, out February 8th.
Joe DeAndrea on 01/05/13 - 10:10 PM
Analog Rebellion's documentary, How to Be Lo-Fi With Friends: The Making of Full Frontal, can be watched in the replies. Additionally, his new 27-track b-sides album is available on bandcamp, where the first 17 tracks are free.
Joe DeAndrea on 01/05/13 - 10:06 PM
"America is not a country. It's just a business. Now pay me."
Keagan IlvonenVolcano, I'm Still Excited!, Owel, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Athletics.
Alex DiVincenzoBoys Night Out, Fake Problems and my favorites of 2012.
Ryan GardnerThe new Pianos Become The Teeth song, "Hiding," and I'm currently reading Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Kelly DohertyI've just discovered Sharon Van Etten's Tramp and it's wonderful, I've been dipping in and out of For The Kid In The Back's back catalog, The Middle East track "Blood" is my new 'saddest song ever' and I'm reading The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.
Kyle HuntingtonThe dazey/hazey Swim Deep, the...
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/05/13 - 09:11 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 01/05/13 - 08:25 PM
Did you miss any of the popular album reviews around the website last week?

Popular Album Reviews
1) Midnight Spin - Don't Let Me Sleep by Gregory Robson (88%)
2) By Surprise - Criteria EP by Kelly Doherty (80%)


Check out all the reviews here.
Jason Tate on 01/05/13 - 07:00 AM
Jason Tate on 01/05/13 - 05:00 AM
Head to the replies to see the new wave of bands that were just announced to play the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/04/13 - 08:18 PM
Paramore will release their new single "Now" on January 22nd. You can check out a teaser in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/04/13 - 04:45 PM
You can stream an unreleased Three Loco track entitled "Morphine Popsicles" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/04/13 - 04:39 PM
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