In one of the more unique features we've done recently, we teamed up with community member Explode to present one of his favorite artists, Matthew Mayfield, to the website. Explode reviewed his new EP, Irons In The Fire, and his 2011 LP, Now You're Free. With the reviews, Explode also interviewed Mayfield and incorporated his answers into his review. We're bringing you a stream of his new EP, which has a unique blend of modern alternative rock with a southern flair. My best comparison is Switchfoot meets The Fray with this powerful yet sometimes fragile delivery like Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. Listen to the EP in the replies.
Today we're premiering a brand new track from west coast pop-punk outfit Stanley And The Search. The band will be releasing a new EP entitled Weight on August 6th through Lead Astray Records and today we've got the track "Punch The Clock" for your listening pleasure. You can hear it in the replies.
Head to Purevolume to stream The Almost's new record, Fear Inside Our Bones. Warning: you do have to share it on Twitter or Facebook to hear it. The album releases this Tuesday, June 11th, on Tooth & Nail Records.
I've wanted an official AbsolutePunk.net podcast for a while. I love listening to podcasts, I love doing them (you may remember user anamericangod and I had a brief podcast run), but we just never had the time or resources to really commit to doing one on the site. That all changes today. I am extremely proud to introduce the first episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. We were fortunate enough to have Max Bemis of Say Anything to be our first guest and we recorded so much great stuff that we divided it up into three separate episodes, with the first one premiering today and the other two being released over the course of the next two weeks every Friday. We talked to Max about the...
Paradise Fears have doubled the length and changed the name of their upcoming EP from Antebellum to Battle Scars (out June 25th). An explanation can be read here and the cover art can be seen in the replies.
02) Battle Scars
03) What Are You Waiting For?
06) Fought For Me
08) Battle Scars (Reprise)
Death Cab for Cutie has announced an additional front-to-back performance of Transatlanticism. The show will take place at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale, OR on August 31st in addition to the band's Bumbershoot set in Seattle the next day.
You can read an update on Lostprophets' singer Ian Watkins case from this week here. He will go on trial later this year accused of 23 sexual offences involving children including two charges of raping a baby.
Oh, absolutely. We’ve been talking around that idea for probably the last year or so. Like, “Are we going to do a Chroma tour now or are we going to wait until 10 years?” You know, this is the tenth year of Cartel. In October it will be ten years since we recorded The Ransom EP. So we thought “Well could we get away with just a ten year anniversary? We’d just play Chroma and a collection of other stuff. What are we going to do?” So we said, “screw it, we’ll just wait.” We’re close enough. It’ll definitely happen.
Echosmith released a Summer Sampler Free Download including their two new singles "Come Together" and "Cool Kids," with one more yet to be released. The band will be performing at Warner Brothers in LA this weekend, the first 50 get in for free. You can listen to "Come Together" in the replies.
NGHBRS' debut full-length, Twenty One Rooms, is now available for pre-order - check out bundles on their official website & a digital pre-order on Paper + Plastick (vinyl will come later this year). Watch an album teaser in the replies.
Good Luck Varsity has quickly become one of my favorite new bands in the scene and I hope you take a few minutes to check these guys out. The Michigan 4 piece features the outstanding and precise vocals of the three frontmen, Evan Baker, Ryan Graham, and Cody Badgley, who create a flawless live set by all performing leads and harmonies and winning me over as a fan. Today, we're exclusively premiering two tracks from Good Luck Varsity's upcoming release Foundations, which features the band's entire Thrones EP (2012) and MTNS EP (2012), as well as re-recorded versions of songs from Head High Heavy Hearted (2007) and The Road The Rail The Wreckage (2009), as well as one previously...