The second episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. This episode features the second of the three conversations with Say Anything's Max Bemis. Jason and I talk to Max about the second disc of the band's recent All My Friends Are Enemies rarities release. Most notably, we talk more about the band's early origins, how they got signed to Doghouse, and how Drive-Thru Records had a big influence early in the process, amongst other things.
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Richmond, VA’s Shy, Low, newly signed to Spartan Records, has posted a sampler video that features snippets of all three tracks off the band’s EP, Binary Opposition, including a previously unreleased bonus track (“Voyager”) that appears on the digital version of the EP, which is out July 25th along with a 12” vinyl version. You can view it in the replies.
Yesterday we reported that The Replacements would be headlining all three Riot Fest shows this year. Well in addition to that, lineups were announced for both the Denver and Toronto dates of the festival. Head to the replies to check them out and pick up tickets here.
This upcoming weekend will kick off the 19th year of the Vans Warped Tour and we know you're just as excited to be attending the punk rock summer camp as we are. Of course, one of the many dilemmas of the festival is trying to figure out which bands to see once you arrive to the festival. Fear not, AP.net reader. We've been compiling our "Warped 30" list for a while now so that you can use it as a cheat sheet on which artists you absolutely must see. So check out our picks in the replies and fret no more about the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Brett Nelson (Built To Spill) are teaming up to remake Death Cab For Cutie songs into synth pop versions. On July 2, a digital single will be released collecting synth pop remakes of "Soul Meets Body" (off 2005's Plans) and "Champagne From a Paper Cup" (off 1998's Something About Airplanes). The two songs will also be pressed to colored 7" vinyl following the digital release.
Matthew Vincent, most known for being the singer/bassist of The American Scene, is releasing a split 12" on July 9th with Alexander Correia of The Tower and The Fool. Today we're premiering one of Vincent's new songs, "Muslin," which you can listen to in the replies. Catch Vincent at the Acoustic Basement on this year's Warped Tour.
It's no secret that we love us some Count Your Lucky Stars. Therefore, I'm very stoked to premiere a brand new song from Kalamazoo's The Reptilian. The trio will be releasing its new album, Low Health, at the end of this month and we're here to give you the first taste. If you're into stuff like You Blew It! and Dikembe but prefer some gruffer vocals, then you'll adore this. Check out "DK Mode" in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can also check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies and pre-order info will be available soon.
Riley Breckenridge (Thrice) is starting a new band called Puig Destroyer. It’s a baseball-themed grindcore project featuring Mike Minnick (Curl Up & Die) on vocals, Ian Miller and Jon Howell (Kowloon Walled City) and Riley (Thrice) doing drum programming.
We’ve got basic tracking done for our debut EP, and we should have a track from said EP fairly soon. Please stay tuned for updates/tunes. The roughs I’ve heard are ridiculously awesome and fun and raw as all hell.
Wallpaper. will release his Epic Records debut, Ricky Reed is Real, on July 23rd. You can scope the album artwork in the replies.
02) Geek Out featuring E-40
03) Last Call
04) Drunken Hearts
06) The Underdog
07) Let's Get Away With It
08) Good 4 It
09) Puke My Brains Out
10) Life Of The Party
11) WHO RLY CRS
12) You n Me n Everyone We Know
The track listing for Washed Out's new album, Paracosm, can be seen below and the album art can be found in the replies. Also, the band's new single, "It All Feels Right" can be heard in the replies. Paracosm is set to be released on August 13th via Sub Pop Records.
02) It All Feels Right
03) Don’t Give Up
05) All I Know
06) Great Escape
08) Falling Back
09) All Over Now
Run the Jewels, the collaborative project between Killer Mike and EL-P, will release their new album on June 26th via Fool's Gold. You can check the track listing below and the album art in the replies.
01) Run the Jewels
02) Banana Clipper [ft. Big Boi]
03) 36" Chain
05) Sea Legs
06) Job Well Done [ft. Until the Ribbon Breaks]
07) No Come Down
08) Get It
09) Twin Hype Back [ft. Prince Paul]
10) A Christmas Fucking Miracle
Norma Jean will release their new album, Wrongdoers, on August 6th via Razor & Tie. You can find the track listing below and the album artwork in the replies. Pre-orders for the album can be found on MerchNow.
01) Hive Minds
02) If You Got It At Five, You Got It At Fifty
04) “The Potter Has No Hands”
05) Sword In Mouth, Fire Eyes
06) Afterhour Animals
07) The Lash Whistled Like A Singing Wind
08) Neck In The Hemp
10) Funeral Singer
11) Sun Dies, Blood Moon