On their Twitter, The National has announced they'll be releasing their upcoming album in May. They've also announced North American tour dates with Dirty Projectors. Head to replies to check them out.
Iron Reagan (Municipal Waste, Darkest Hour) will be releasing their debut album, Worse Than Dead, on March 5th via A389 Recordings/Magic Bullet Records. You can listen to a new track titled "Bodies" here.
We're so excited to stream Team Goldie's new EP Going Out Living. Featuring Polar Bear Club's Jimmy Stadt and a Piebald cover, the former Absolute 100 steps it up tenfold, creating his most ambitious work to date. Head to Team Goldie's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies. In addition, if you want to download the EP for free, you can do so here.
Jonny Craig's new single "Rythym In My Soul (Heroine)" is in the replies and on iTunes. For those keeping score, he's raised $10,707 through his IndieGoGo campaign, someone paid $2500 to sing on one of the songs, and another person paid $250 for a signed poster and thank you YouTube video.
A few online retailers are posting about a vinyl release for Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory, to include a colored 10". Some are speculating it'll be a Record Store Day release, and others thing the 10" will contain the B-Side "My December." You buying?
The Corcoran Gallery of Art started an exhibition two days ago that pays homage to D.C.'s 1980s subculture. It features posters, graffiti, graphic art, archival photographs, the world of the hardcore punk scene and will run until April 7th.
Trent Reznor has announced the return of Nine Inch Nails. The band will be touring the world, beginning this summer and continuing through 2014.
Nine Inch Nails are touring this year.
I was working with Adrian Belew on some musical ideas, which led to some discussion on performing, which led to some beard-scratching, which (many steps later) led to the decision to re-think the idea of what Nine Inch Nails could be, and the idea of playing a show. Calls were made to some friends, lots of new ideas were discussed, and a show was booked - which led to another, which somehow led to a lot of shows.
The band is reinventing itself from scratch and will be comprised of Eric Avery, ...
The Venetia Fair will self-release their new album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain, this Friday, March 1st. You can stream a song from the effort titled "Pride Alone Won't Put This Fire Out" in the replies or on their AP.net profile. The band sounds like a circus freak show combination of Foxy Shazam, Panic at the Disco and The Blood Brothers.
Who doesn't love compilations? Or folk-punk? Or free music? Or free folk-punk compilations? Well, this week on the Self Promotion Forum, one can find the wonderful Folk-O-Rama: Volume Two, a free compilation of nineteen ramshackle, acoustic based punk songs. Filled with bands such as Oklahoma Car Crash, Kyle Hall, Bogsey And The Argonauts and many more, it's a must have for fans of Ramshackle Glory, Kimya Dawson, et al. Get it 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.
At his solo show last night in Cambridge, MA, Vinnie Caruana said that I Am the Avalanche will enter the studio in May to record their third album. He also said that his side project Peace'd Out will be playing shows. Footage of the full set will be posted later this week.
"One of the cool things about coming back was that we decided everyone has to be in on every idea, or else it's out. We did ten songs [for the album], maybe there will be eleven songs on there," he said. "We have other cool ideas, but we're definitely not in that part of being in a band where you're like 'Oh, well, this dude likes this song, so I guess we'll put it on the album, and we'll probably never play it and nobody will care about it.' ... That can happen; and so it feels so good to be so far from it."
Hello World. TUI here. We're writing to give everyone an update on the future of the band. Let's get straight to the point: Beginning in August 2013, Trapped Under Ice is going on a pretty lengthy hiatus. We are NOT breaking up. This is by no means the end of TUI. We just decided that it was important to keep the band fresh and something the five of us enjoy. We don't wanna spin the wheels for nothing and just write music because we feel like we have to. We don't really feel right about just putting out another record for the sake of touring right now. So, while its still fun, we're gonna go on a...
Rob Zombie will release Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor on April 23rd. A new song tilted "Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown" can be heard in the replies, where you can also see the album art.
1. Teenage Nosferatu Pussy
2. Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown
3. Revelation Revolution
4. Theme For The Rat Vendor
5. Gong Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga
6. Rock And Roll (in a black hole)
7. Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures
8. White Trash Freaks
9. We're An American Band
10. Lucifer Rising
11. The Girl Who Loved The Monsters
12. Trade In Your Guns For A Coffin
We're now in the third part of Vinnie Caruana's tour blog. He's been on the road with travelmates Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, Brian Marquis, and A Loss For Words. In this entry, Vinnie talks about memories of the late Tony Sly (No Use For A Name) and a new tattoo on his skull. Read all about it in the replies and check out various photos from their Acoustic Basement Tour. And if you haven't bought your copy yet, make sure to get City By the Sea, Vinnie's fantastic acoustic solo debut. His previous entries can be read here and here. Do you have any comments about the tour so far or memories of Tony Sly?