With The Punches' last show ever taking place in their hometown of Poughkeepsie, NY on August 31st has sold out in less than 5 days. Due to the overwhelming demand a 2nd hometown show has been added the week before on Saturday August 24th. You can purchase tickets here.
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I discovered the lovely Townhouses, an emo/post-hardcore four piece from Southampton, PA. Townhouses have a fresh, modern emo feel but with the occasional dalliance with 90s indie rock and post-rock. If Moving Mountains were an emo band, Townhouses would certainly be on the same footing as them. Their recent EP, Keepsakes is available on their Bandcamp as 'name your price', so there's no excuse to not check them out! 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.
Around 5:54 am on June 27th 2013, my girlfriend was shaking me awake screaming that there was a man in our room, she saw a shadow rummaging through our bags. Immediately, instincts to protect her and another friend of mine had kicked in and I was off and running. What would have been otherwise undetected episode turned into a physical altercation. I was able to kick the man towards the door and it was then we both fell and he got up and took off.
"A couple of days later, I was talking to Patrick, and I had already prepared a list of stipulations for me to do the band again, and before I could even say them, he already had my list in his head. He kind of disarmed me. After a very long phone call – I kept looking at the phone, which was edging on the three-hour mark – I was like, 'Yeah, I'm in. Let's do it.' And then I started writing heavily after I hung up."
Here I am talking to my best friend and he's fresh out of a plane crash, and he's talking about the possibility of us doing another album—and I was so on board because how can you not be on board with the type of perseverance and motivation that Travis has? He's literally lying in a hospital bed with skin melting off his body in ridiculous amounts of pain and he's talking about maybe we should do another album so I was like, "fuck it, let's go." I just hate the fact that it took something as horrible as that plane crash to happen for us to...
When we brought you "Time Erases Time (Strung Out)," people went bananas for Night Verses. By now, you should have long since purchased their great full-length, Lift Your Existence - but just in case you've deprived yourself of great music, we're streaming the entire record, for today only. This is the only place you'll find the full album stream, so savor it, then buy Lift Your Existence on iTunes or Big Cartel. After that, catch the band on tour this August with My Ticket Home and I Am King - dates in the replies.
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Search The City will release their new album, Flight, on September 3rd. You can find the band's new song, "Light The Fire," album artwork and album teaser in the replies. You can also pre-order the album on Bandcamp
01) My Secrets Have Secrets Too
02) Syndicated Reality
04) Whispers And Memories
05) The Runaways
06) Young Hearts
07) Light The Fire
08) A Beautiful Mess
09) Rewrite The Ending
10) One Last Lullaby
11) Get A Grip
12) Watch The Stars Fall
After releasing material on Fearless Records and Rise Records, Lonely Kings' fifth album, American Heartache, will be out September 3rd on Epochal Artists Records. You can get your first taste of the record, "Mind of a Killer," in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile. It was produced by Michael Rosen (AFI, Less Than Jake, Dredg).
California's The Sheds are one of the most exciting young bands to emerge from the pop-punk scene recently. Playing with the intensity of Boys Night Out along with the melody of a band like The Wonder Years, this quintet will turn heads with its new full length, I'll Be Fine, in stores July 23rd via Mediaskare. While we will be streaming that album in full in the coming weeks, today we're giving you a delicious taste with the premiere of "Writer's Block." It's my personal favorite on the album and will definitely get your feet moving. Check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. After you dig the song, make sure you pre-order it here.
You can stream and download the first new song from the Pixies in nine years, titled "Bagboy," here. A video for the song can also be seen in the replies. This song does not feature the recently departed Kim Deal.
The fourth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with The Swellers' Jono Diener. We talked with our resident movie reviewer about Warped Tour, the band's recent signing with No Sleep Records and upcoming album, as well what it means when you smell like soup.
You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, feedback and thoughts are always welcomed. Starting with this episode you'll notice a significant improvement in audio quality. We...
Former Absolute 100 artist Moneta have posted a trailer for their upcoming album, which you can view in the replies. The band is currently wrapping up an Indie Go Go campaign, which you can support here.
Our pals over at Light & Noise recently took a lot of live footage at the most recent Bridge 9 showcase. Today, they released video from that showcase featuring Lemuria playing some stuff from its new record. Check it out in the replies.