Volcano Choir's (featuring Justin Vernon of Bon Iver) new song, "Byegone" can be streamed in the replies. The track is off the band's upcoming album, Repave, which drops on September 3rd via Jagjaguwar.
Because apparently Tenacious D's phenomenal musical comedy festival wasn't enough, Funny or Die has decided to one-up them with a full blown comedy tour: The Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. Beginning in late August, this tour (which promises 'a full festival experience') is being headlined by none other than Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords. For tour dates and more general info on the rest of the acts (including AP.net esteemed staffer Cody Nelson's favorite John Mulaney), go here. Tickets go on sale this Friday.
Say Anything will be playing two shows at Irving Plaza in New York City this Thursday (June 20th) and Friday (June 21st). We're giving away a pair of tickets to each show. Details on how to win are in the replies.
As much as you're enjoying our first few podcasts with Max Bemis -- Jason and I took some time out last Thursday to just shoot the shit and talk about the new Jimmy Eat World and Relient K albums, pre-leak Yeezus, and Apple's WWDC.
You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways - you can subscribe via iTunes, you can add it on your own via the RSS feed (instructions in the replies), or you can simply stream it in the replies or download it here. You can find all the past episodes here. As always, feedback and thoughts are welcomed.
I wasn't kidding when I said we got mad love for Count Your Lucky Stars Records. Today we premiering Mountains For Clouds' new album, Maybe It's Already Everywhere, in its entirety. The Chicago quartet specializes in that jingle-jangle indie-rock that'll get your toes tapping and your head bobbing. You can check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. You can also pre-order the LP here.
We Still Dream will release their sophomore album, Something to Smile About, on August 6th via Anchor Eighty Four Records. Check out their new lyric video for "Sanity (Growing Up)" in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-order the record here. Recommended if you like Fireworks, Hit the Lights or Fall Out Boy.
Today we're lucky enough to premiere Providence natives, Sleep City's new song, "So Close," off their upcoming album, Distance & Age, set to be released on July 9th via Tragic Hero Records. Head to the replies to give the track a listen and let us know what you think!
Veara's new song "Growing Up Is Killing Me" featuring Soupy from The Wonder Years can be streamed in the replies. The song is on the Epitaph Summer Sampler that is being passed out for free on all dates of the Vans Warped Tour.
So I guess Jay-Z just announced via commercial during the NBA Finals that he's releasing a new album on July 4th. Check out some information on Magna Carta Holy Grailhere and you can view a trailer in the replies. Apparently if you own a Samsung Galaxy phone or tablet, you can get some behind the scenes stuff and the album early. More details as we get them.
For Father's Day, Such Gold gave their dads the chance to live a day in their shoes as a touring band. Watch the video in the replies. It doubles as a music video for "You Are Your Greatest Threat (The Doctor Will See You Now)."
After a little bit of a break, the Self Promotion Spotlight is back with an emo tinged bang in the form of Massachusetts' Companion. The band are built up around one dude and a wonderfully amicable form of emo. If you like your emo to have a catchy, almost pop-punk-like edge, you'll love Companion. Recommended for fans of Owen, Transit's Listen And Forgive and general endearing earnestness. Download their new EP Broken Stories as 'name your price' here. 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.