So Jason and I have been kicking around some ideas for the AbsolutePunk Podcast and we thought we'd try out a monthly feature in which we'd try to answer any and all questions posed to us in its accompanying thread. So, have at it - post a question (or questions) you've been dying to know the answers to. We'll be back this Friday with our latest episode featuring Vinnie Caruana of I Am The Avalanche.
Soundsupply has released its latest 'drop.'. Soundsupply is a new website that bundles together a bunch of digital albums - all for one price. This month's collection is really great. Check out a video explaining the new drop in the replies.
1. Allison Weiss - Say What You Mean (No Sleep Records)
2. Koji - Crooked In My Mind (Run For Cover Records)
3. Shugo Tokumaru - In Focus? (Polyvinyl Records)
4. Daylight - Jar (Run For Cover Records)
5. California Wives - Art History (Vagrant Records)
6. Little Big League - These Are Good People (Tiny Engines)
7. Conveyor - Conveyor (Paper Garden Records)
8. COIN - 1992 (Self-released)
9. Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed...
The always-controversial Dane Cook is gearing up for the start of his Under Oath tour, his first set of headlining dates in over four years. Taking place later this fall, tickets go on sale this Friday. An interview with Cook detailing the tour and the current state of his career can be found at Entertainment Weekly, while the upcoming dates and a tour poster can be found in the replies.
Tomorrow marks the release the debut EP release from one of No Sleep Records' latest signings - Baltimore's In Between. But today you get an early taste of "Still," a five-song EP that melds post-hardcore aggression with pop-punk buoyancy. It's a killer release that'll most definitely get your feet moving. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order the album here.
You can stream a new The Dangerous Summer track titled "Sins" over at AltPress. It's off the band's upcoming album, Golden Record, which hits stores on August 6th. You can read my review of the record here.
Because apparently this is just the day when everything in comedy is released, we've got a second helping of Ben Schwartz and Paul F. Tompkins for you, as the former is the latest guest on the latter's wonderful webseries Speakeasy. You can check the episode out in the replies.
Indie record label Kill Rock Stars is venturing into the comedy world, and their inaugural release, Kurt Braunohler's upcoming How Do I Land?, due out August 20th, is certainly gearing up to be quite memorable. You can check out a track from the album here, and look at the insane pre-order selection over at Kill Rock Stars' website. Seriously, even if you aren't going to buy it, check them out.
Thirty Seconds To Mars have announced a new fall tour starting in late September. Head to the replies to find the dates. Presale begins Wednesday on the band's site when you purchase their new album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams.
You can stream a new Echo Base song called "Have You Had a Nü-Castle Brown Ale" (RIYL: Topshelf Records) on their Bandcamp; it appears on a new compilation called Welcome to Tallahassee! and will also be on the band's forthcoming debut LP.
Today we've got an exclusive stream of The Heights' upcoming new EP, Drag Race on The Moon. The Toronto quartet specializes in the kind of pop-rock that made bands like Jack's Mannequin and Angles and Airwaves a hit with fans. The EP is available for purchase tomorrow, but you can stream it early in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
Combining forces to create an arguably perfect lineup, Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks & Recreation) and Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher, etc.) are today's guests on Comedy Bang! Bang! You can listen to the episode in the replies.
I See Starsmissed today's New Jersey date on Warped Tour. The reason? An anonymous tip from someone on the tour told me the band was kicked off today's date because they "never unload the stage truck."
This week on the Self Promotion Spotlight I found the lovely Friend Skeletons, an indie tinged punk band from Providence. The band incorporate math-y twinkles, catchy melodies and a general punk vibe into their music and their distinct vocals and organic feel are highly striking. If The Gaslight Anthem and American Football combined, the product could sound a little like this. Download their new EP People on their Bandcamp as 'name your price'. 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.
Soundsupply has released volume 2 of their "Best New Music" compilation. It features 19 new songs from some of their current favorite bands. It is available as a free download in MP3 or FLAC via their mailing list. Anyone can sign up at www.soundsupply.com and it will get sent to them automatically. Check out the lineup below.
1. Pity Sex "Wind-Up" (Run For Cover Records)
2. On An On "Ghosts" (Roll Call Records)
3. Banquets "Call It A Comeback" (Black Numbers Records)
4. A Great Big Piles Of Leaves "Pet Mouse" (Topshelf Records)
5. Lemuria "Brilliant Dancer" (Bridge Nine Records)
6. Rodeo Ruby Love "It Was Weird" (Pentimento Music Co.)
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