Update: The chat is now complete. Big thanks to everyone who came by!
Lou, Xavier, Matt, and Aaron from Palisades will be stopping by this thread at 2:30pm PST/5:30pm EST to chat with us. The band will be releasing their sophomore full-length album, Mind Games on January 13th, 2015 via Rise Records, you can pre-order it here. Also, they have announced that they will be on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, you can begin buying tickets on December 12th at 10am local time, dates can be found here.
This week we're back with another AbsolutePlaylist from one of my favorite bands, P.O.D. You might recognize their early radio hits, such as "Youth of The Nation", "Alive", and "Boom", as well as placement in numerous films. They've also collaborated with variety of artists like Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies, and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. Head to the replies to check out the playlist. The band's new acoustic album, SoCal Sessions, is out now.
I recently sat down with Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory, in which we spoke about one of his favorite bands, Madball. We talk about his first experiences with the band, the possibility of new music from Hazen St., and more. You can check it out here.
The first time I saw them live, I actually opened for them. It was Shai Hulud, this local band Brethren, and Madball at Cheers in Miami, around 96'-97'. It was really crazy, the crowd was insane.
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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Dream Ritual will release its new self-titled EP on December 9th via 6131 Records. But today you can get a taste of it early by checking out our premiere of the band's EP in the replies. If you dig what you hear, pre-order it today.
Tomorrow at 2pm PST/5pm EST, Lou, Matt, Aaron, and Xavier from Palisades will be chatting with us. The band just recently announced they will be on the Vans Warped Tour next summer, and they just premiered the first song off their upcoming record Mind Gamesyesterday.
Chromatics will be releasing their new record titled Dear Tommy next year "in time for Valentine's day." You can check out the album art in the replies.
01) Fresh Blood
02) In Films
03) Time Rider
04) I Can Never Be Myself When You're Around
06) She Says
07) Just Like You
08) 4 A.M.
11) Dear Tommy
12) Touch Blue
13) After Hours
15) In Silence
17) Endless Sleep
We've just published a new episode of the AP.net Podcast, but we're already looking ahead to the next couple weeks of episodes as well. In one of the episodes before our year-ending AOTY discussion, we want to field a lot of AP.net readers' questions -- they don't have to be big-picture or long-form type topics, but really any sort of questions you guys have about the website, music, the industry, etc. Hell, we spent 15 minutes talking about Star Wars in this week's episode, so you don't even really have to restrict it to music. Feel free to leave questions in the replies and Jason, Drew and I will tackle them over the next episode or two!
Star Wars, vinyl, and the music industry? Yeah, we've got all that on this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. Topics include: The new Star Wars trailer! What do we think? What are we excited about? Why am I so afraid of being burned again!? Then we move into a topic near and dear to all of our hearts: vinyl records and our collections. We answer a fan submitted question about turntables, our buying habits, and why we like the medium. We finish the week off with a talk about the entire Pomplamoose situation and everything that's been swirling around that topic. I mean, everyone else has beaten the moose to death -- we might as well chime in. The episode can be streamed and/or...
Bring Me The Horizon (alongside former guitarist Curtis Ward) performed "Pray For Plagues" last night at a 500-cap show at the Camden Underworld in London, which you can view in the replies. This is likely a one time only sort of thing, so don't expect them to throw this back in the setlist anytime soon.
Weezer bounced through Austin on Tuesday December 2nd to play a not-surprisingly sold out show for local radio station 101X's holiday party. The band took the stage a tore through a stacked set in just an hour and a half. While Rivers Cuomo wasn't the most enthused version of himself, fans went away happy, especially those who had picked up and fallen in love with the band's newest album Everything Will Be Alright in The End. Take a peek at a few photos from the show in the comments, as well as a link to a full gallery.
Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One have teamed up to form a new duo called Tuxedo. The group will release their debut self-titled album on March 3rd via Stones Throw Records. You can watch the music video for their first single "Do It" in the replies.
01) Lost Lover
02) R U Ready
03) Watch The Dance
04) So Good
05) Two Wrongs
06) Tuxedo Groove
07) I Got U
08) The Right Time
09) Roll Along
10) Get U Home
11) Do It
12) Number One
In a recent interview with The Fader, Andre 3000 says that he "felt like a sell out" on the OutKast reunion tour.
"I felt like people would be like, 'Y'all are doing all these festivals, y'all are just doing it for money.' And I felt like a sell-out, honestly. So I was like, if I'm in on the joke, I'll feel cool about it."
Iím a straight white male, and I donít know what itís like not to be. I should never be the loudest voice in this conversation. I think we (people like me) all have deep listening to do if we have any hope at making the people who arenít us feel safe, valued, equal in this society. We have real & increased responsibility to bear as the power brokers, which we are, and have been. Anyone arguing otherwise, suggesting that weíre a ďpost-racialĒ society etc., is skirting offensiveness at worst andÖsticking to a willful & highly selective understanding of Americaís history, at best. Itís not hard for me to empathize with...
Spotify has created a pretty cool "Year in Music" feature, which is chock full of listening data for the year. They'll even make you a playlist for next year, based on your tastes from 2014. Check it out here, and share some of your stats in the replies.
The holiday season is among us again. It's time to throw on your favorite ugly sweater, take a swig of egg nog, and discuss your favorite holiday songs by the fire. Drop us a tune or two in the replies. If you include a short description, we'll consider your songs for a holiday community playlist! In case you missed it, we put together a community fall themed playlist a few weeks ago.