Over 60 bands have been added to this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals in an absolutely humongous announcement. Newly confirmed for the festival are Alkaline Trio, RX Bandits and Quicksand alongside a whole heap of other acts. See more of the additions in the replies.
Jonah Matranga (Far, Gratitude) and Ian Love (Rival Schools) have teamed up to form I Is Another. The band will release their first album on 6/24 via Siren Records, which will be available as a 2x7" (now available for pre-order). More information in the replies.
1. Queen of Swords
2. Prayed for You
4. Kerry Jane
6. Dear Departed
7. I is Another
You can watch a clip from the upcoming new season of Arrested Development over at EW. The fourth season of the show premieres on Netflix May 26th. Love the show? Come join in on the discussion in the official thread.
You can check out a clip of Forever the Sickest Kid's new single "Chin Up" in the replies. The song will be available on iTunes May 7th and it's off the band's upcoming album, J.A.C.K., which hits stores on June 25th
States and Empires are a new 3 piece band from South Wales, UK featuring ex-members of Attack! Attack! (the UK version) and Evita. The band is giving its new track 'Revolution' available as a free download here.
Get with the Shoulder Gorilla, because NK (formerly North Korea) is on to something. Between the band's combined résumé (heard of Envy On The Coast or The Dillinger Escape Plan?) and their new home on Triple Crown Records, it's time to get familiar. We've got the first track from their upcoming full-length, Nothing To Be Gained Here - hit the replies to hear "Shoulder Gorilla" and pre-order the record (and some attractive vinyl offerings) here.
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.
This week we have a double feature on deck for you, and yes we're talking about Springsteen--if you know...
Our friends in Daylight are releasing Jar, one of the best albums of the year next week. So to celebrate we're giving away one of the album's killer songs, "No One's Deserving," as a free download here. Also the band will be taking over the AbsolutePunk Instagram account at noon EDT, so make sure to follow us and see what the band is up to today on tour. You can pre-order Jarhere.
Lions Lions' music will take you to paradise, so it makes sense that the band decided to put their rocking edge on a rendition of Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven." You can watch the video for their cover in the replies. The band is gearing up for a Canadian tour with The Maddigans next month.
Still buzzing from last week's Spitalfieldannouncement? Well we're gonna keep that going tonight as front man Mark Rose is dropping by tonight at 7 PM EDT to talk about the tour, reunion, his solo work, and more. Let's have fun.