I didnít want to really mention this or draw a lot of attention to it because itís really just not a big deal, but so many of you are asking since he posted on twitter yesterday. Christian is no longer playing in Candy Hearts. We want to assure you that the three of us (Kris, Matt and I) believe this is the best possible move for our band. We are more excited than ever to make a new record, tour and keep getting our music out there to you guys - because you mean the most us.
PropertyOfZack's recent discussion is about the best cover songs from bands in our community. They list some pretty great ones and you can check out the list and an Rdio playlist with the tracks here, and hit the replies to discuss your favorite covers.
Itís over. We are sorry to bring you this unfortunate news but the 2013 edition of the Sound and Fury festival is cancelled. We apologize to everyone from the bottom of our hearts for having to do this, but it was unavoidable. In order to quell speculation, you will hear the absolute truth from us. Due to unforeseen circumstances and the massive financial risk it takes to run a festival, we have to cancel this year. We are just two people, running a festival that brings in over 60 bands and 1,800 kids to Santa Barbara every year. The amount of logistics and headaches this encompasses one can only imagine, needless to say from March to July our...
Well, it's the start of the new week and if you're visiting this website on a mobile device right now ... you've probably noticed that we've got a brand new mobile site. This is the culmination of countless hours of work and testing and dedication from all the AP.net staff and quite a few active beta testers -- we're pretty proud of how it came out. To celebrate, we're throwing a contest ... and all of those details can be found below. But first, I want to highlight a few things about the new mobile site and also open this thread (as well as this one in the general forum) to any questions or comments you may have. Our website is ever evolving, and it's from feedback from you, the user,...
Michael Kennedy, drummer for The Wonder Years, is doing his first-ever 5K run for charity in Montgomery County, PA. "The Exercise Doesn't Suck 5K" will take place on June 2, and participation in the event is limited to only 30 people. Send an email if you're interested in participating. Kennedy said in a detailed statement, which you can read fully in the replies, that this is a test-run for hopefully bigger charity events in the future.
Here's some news to brighten your Monday: there's a new Kanye West album finished. According to Consequence of Sound, a NYC radio DJ recently spilled the beans about the record, saying Def Jam recently held a listening party for the record and it's "dark." Stay tuned.
We're premiering the new video from Oklahoma's Tiger Lily. "Sinking" is a track that represents the best of the new pop-punk genre that has emerged recently. Head to the replies to watch the video. In addition, catch Tiger Lily on tour with Family Thief from May 27th to June 6th.
Today we're premiering the second installment of our video sessions with Chicago's Valaska. The Windy City act first caught the attention of Aaron Marsh of Copeland and Marsh produced Valaska's latest record Natural Habitat. Watch the video for the title track in the replies.
Today we are excited to bring you the first taste of what Dear You have been working on for their upcoming sophomore EP, Faith, Fear, and Hope. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear "Black and White," their new single. The single drops tomorrow and the EP comes out on September 17th. If you're a fan of fast-paced pop-punk, don't sleep on this one.
To me, The Gaslight Anthem just sounds like American rock music should. Listening to their records makes me wonder what it must have been like growing up in the 70s or 80s, and I canít help but feel like this is the type of music my dad and his friends grew up listening to. Gaslight represent the new face of rock and roll music, and each member delivers exactly this on stage. Seeing the band live made me realize exactly why we all their songs so much Ė simpler, older times brought to life today. As one of the defining rock bands of our generation,...
The Skate and Surf Festival has moved from Plaza Green at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Attendees will have access to the theme park with their admission tickets. Also, we can confirm today that Mayday Parade will play the festival as "Bob's Special Guest." Press release is in the replies. Single-day and two-day passes are still available as well.
With May on its way this week, it's time for me to list my five most anticipated records releasing this month. It's time to pack up the parkas and bring out the tanks and shorts as it's finally the season to roll down the windows and blast your favorite tunes as loudly as possible. Join in the discussion in the replies with the albums you're most anticipating in the month of May.
Ice Nine Kills are releasing a new song entitled "The Product Of Hate" for an exclusive 1 week download. All the money made will be donated to the people affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. The song will cost $2 but fans will have the option to donate a larger amount to the charity if they so choose. Head to the replies to stream it and you can purchase the song here.
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I came across an independent record label called Enjoyment Records. The label is based in the UK and puts out releases from wonderful bands who are just under the radar, such as Indian Taker, Things Fall Apart and Nai Harvest. Despite the incredible eclecticism of its releases, every band they deal with is highly skilled at their trade and this is certainly a label to collect every record from. Whether you're a fan of super heavy stuff or an emo kid, Enjoyment Records is obliging. To get a taste, check out their free sampler here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and...
Today is Patrick Stump's (Fall Out Boy) 29th birthday. Leave him some love in the replies or give him a shout on Twitter. Don't forget to pick up the band's new album, Save Rock and Roll if you haven't already.
This year marks the ten year anniversary for XtraMile Recordings. Throughout the rest of the year the label will be creating special anniversary releases and brand new merchandise; announcing exclusive competitions and XM10 gigs featuring acts from their ever-increasing roster. Weíre also taking-over a stage for an evening at the 2000trees UK Festival in July hosting Xtra Mile acts playing intimate, one-off acoustic sets. More information to be announced.