This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast has us revisiting a few of the topics from last week as the entire "U2 on your phone" thing became a much larger story than we anticipated. We then look at the idea of having a "collection" of music and how or why that plays a role with digital files, streaming, and the rise of vinyl. Then we discuss the pretty awesome new Manchester Orchestra album and release method, and then talk a little bit more about Yellowcard's new one as well. We finish up with a discussion about Senses Fail signing with Pure Noise Records and thinking aloud about why bands still sign with records labels. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below. ... read more
We looked at a wide range of data including what artists were played, what songs were played and when, what playlists played, what genres were played and so on. We focused mostly on looking for distinctive listening patterns and behaviors at the different schools.
Today we are premiering Courage My Love's upcoming Skin and Bone remix EP in advance of it's official release on Tuesday September 23rd. The Canadian band is heading out on their first US headline tour in November and is gaining a lot of traction. Check it out in the replies and if you dig these jams, make sure to pre-order it.
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Today we're premiering a brand new song, "Hit The Wave", from Marmozets, a band that has been making a lot of noise in the U.K., as well as being one of the most talked about acts on the latter half of this summer's Vans Warped Tour - hit the replies to check that out. They're set to release their debut album, The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets, digitally on September 30th in the U.S. on Roadrunner Records, which you can pre-order here. They're also heading out on Issues U.S. headlining tour (10/31-11/29), in which we're giving away two tickets to each date they're performing on - to enter, hit the replies and tell us what song you're most excited to see them play, along with what date...
After more than a decade of false starts and teases, Dr. Dre's perpetually delayed Detox has apparently been renamed. The news comes from an Aftermath producer who says it was changed about two years ago, but declines to actually disclose the new title.
Garrett Klahn, vocalist of influential post-hardcore band Texas Is the Reason, will be releasing a limited edition 7" on November 18 via Rise Records. It's entitled "I Don't Care at All," and you can stream the title track here, then you can preorder here.
Time's forthcoming cover story on U2 talks a little about the idea of a new music format that "will tempt" users into buying music again. Marco Arment's blog echos my pessimistic belief that this ship has probably already sailed.
Full albums are as interesting to most people today as magazines. Single songs and single articles killed their respective larger containers. This is true on both the supply and demand sides: most people don’t listen to full albums, and most bands don’t produce very good ones. People only care about hit singles.
Want to win a copy of Iron Reagan's new album, The Tyranny of Will? You should - the trash group features members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour. Check out their new video for "Miserable Failure" in the replies, then leave a comment with your thoughts. We'll choose a winner at random to receive a free CD.
Save Your Generation Records will be releasing a Jawbreaker tribute album early next year - physical copies limited to 500. In the replies is an alphabetical list of all the bands featured on the comp, and the songs they covered.
Hawk & Son will be releasing their full-length, ATK, on November 18 via Save You Generation Records. We're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the seven-track album's closing title track - hit the replies if you're a fan of Tokyo Police Club or Silversun Pickups.
In the spirit of this landmark year, here are the 100 best singles from the year pop popped. To be considered, the song had to be released in 1984 or have significant chart impact in 1984, and charted somewhere on the Billboard Hot 100.
Dear You will release a new EP called I Can Only Blame Myself on October 14th via Third String Records. View the track listing and album art below, along with a teaser video for "This Is How You Rewrote Yourself."
1. I Can Only Blame Myself
3. Maybe I Didn’t Feel A Thing
4. This Is How You Rewrote Yourself
6. Have You Already Forgotten My Name?
Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties are shooting a music video in the South New Jersey area on Wednesday, September 24. They are looking for extras around 25-ish years old with access to formal wear (aka dress up fancy). If interested, find details in the replies. We Don't Have Each Other is out now.
Check out another interview with Laura Jane Grace over on MTV. There is no such thing as too much Against Me! news.
“It was really reassuring just hearing how varied everyone’s end-definition of what gender means to them is,” Grace told MTV News. “Reassuring in my own way in still trying to figure that out. Having other people say it who are further along in their transition or further along in life — [who] just have more experience — hearing them be like, ‘Well, I don’t really know, I’m still kind of figuring it out,’ was like, ‘OK, you know, I’m in a good place.’”
"I started playing in a band when I was 19 years old and started touring heavily, and that swept up a big chunk of my life and it was really easy for me to compartmentalize certain parts of myself and not think about certain things," Grace said. "Then it all built to a boiling point where I had to address what I was going through in order to continue to survive as a person."
Meet Vulvatron, a spiky purple Amazon whose massive (prosthetic) breasts occasionally shoot geysers of blood out onto her hapless audience. Vulvatron is not dancing, or breathing fire, or keeping the slaves in line (though one assumes she’ll be adept at all three). For the first time since the departure of dancer and backing singer Slymenstra Hymen (Danielle Stampe) in 2000, GWAR has a female member, and she’s the frontwoman.