It looks good on him. I’ve always felt Desaparecidos was the best fit for Oberst’s most unhinged, freaked-out vocal performances, and working in this context seems to have ignited a compelling aspect of the storyteller in him. Payola details the pervasive horror and battered hope of a moment boiling over with institutional rot both macro (American imperialism, antiquated religious zealotry) and micro (the yawning death of the record business, as addressed on “Backsell”). Oberst’s lyrics are direct (“All the founding fathers sowed their seeds into servant girls”), blunt (“It’s a locker room of CFOs telling racist...
The Associated Press is reporting that former Owl City member Daniel Jorgensen has been charged with criminal sexual contact and attempting to lure a 14-year-old girl to his hotel room in Atlantic City in 2013.
Authorities say he committed criminal sexual contact on the beach and then tried to lure the girl to his hotel room and the band's tour bus to have sex. Bail was set at $100,000. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney. The second-degree attempted luring charge carries a potential penalty of five to 10 years in prison. Jorgensen played guitar for Owl City.
Beats 1 now allows you to listen to the shows again via replays.
The easiest way to find Replays is to look for the DJ's curator page on Connect (such as "Julie Adenuga on Beats 1"), tap the Connect tab, and look for a playable Replay. This way, you'll be able to listen to a show in its entirety without having to skip the DJ talk and interviews with the playlists – which are still available if you only want to get the songs from each show.
Hit the replies to stream a new song and music video from Donovan Wolfington titled "Mosquito" via Nerdist. How to Treat the Ones You Love releases August 21st via Topshelf Records and can be preordered here. If the three released tracks are any indication, this very well may be an AOTY contender.
Welcome to Missaligned, the first extension of the MV Podcast family and a biweekly show produced and created by Deanna Chapman, Ashley Aron and Caitlin DeWeese. Personally, I wanted a show that featured strong women, talking about issues that pertain to our female readers and beyond. And while I’m sure their focus will expand throughout the podcast’s lifetime (which I hope is long and extensive) I think we’ve found just that. Can’t tell you how excited I am for this to...
Safer Scene, the non-profit organization that started in our forums wants people to help contribute. They've launched a new store with their first shirt that you can order with all profits going to the Joyful Heart Foundation. If you'd rather just help out by donating some money, they've also have a donate link.
Since we announced the creation of Safer Scene two days ago, people have been asking us how they might be able to help. The support for a cause that we believe so strongly in has been incredibly encouraging and we’re excited to tell you about the ways you can help to contribute. One of the easiest ways to spread the word about Safer Scene’s message and to contribute to the cause...
Every month I'm going to be featuring a pick from the AbsolutePunk community. This month's pick is from Matthew Buonanno (Spencer Control), who has chosen an album most worthy of being called "Best of Bandcamp." Read his beautiful writeup below.
Jonathan Cooke is not a man easily deterred. Simultaneously an exercise in rolling with the punches and an ostensible labor of love, his project Illustrated Manual has produced, as of yet, a single official release by the name of The Long and Tangled Beard. Recording it over the course of three years, alongside vocal cord surgery, and inside apartments, houses, and studios from Connecticut to San Francisco, Cooke was determined to bring The...
Stray From The Path have released a new song called "D.I.E.P.I.G." which you can stream in the replies. It should probably be noted that this song is a call out to Front Porch Step, Jonny Craig and others in the scene.
The Lighthouse and the Whaler just premiered their new music video for "I Want to Feel Alive" on MTV. The video features Teen Wolf actress Holland Roland and can be seen in the replies. Mont Royal releases August 28th via Roll Call Records.
Before Antarctigo Vespucci, Chris Farren's main band was Fake Problems. Well, Fake Problems is releasing a new 7-inch this week of two songs that were recorded before the band took a break. You can stream one of those songs entitled, "Holy Attitude" over on Stereogum.
One of my yearly picks for bands you need to listen to have just announced their debut album. Beach Slang will release their debut album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, on October 30th via Polyvinyl Records. Head over to Polyvinyl's site to pre-order and stream the first single called "Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas" can be streamed in the replies via Noisey. Time to get excited for fall, folks.
02. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
03. Noisy Heaven
04. Ride The Wild Haze
05. Too Late To Die Young
06. I Break Guitars
07. Young & Alive
08. Porno Love
09. Hard Luck Kid
10. Dirty Lights
Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have re-recorded a bunch of old songs with their current line-up and today we're streaming the new version of "Werewolf Shame" in the replies. If you want to compare the two we actually also premiered the music video for the original version way back in 2010. If you like what you hear Red Scare Industries is releasing More Of The Same (Satanic Singles 2010-2014) digitally on August 14th and physically on August 21st. Pre-orders are also available. We've been digging this band for awhile and we're sure that you will too.
Today, we’re teaming up with Shop Radio Cast to give away a few copies of Switchfoot’s 2006 album, Oh, Gravity!, featuring songs such as “Dirty Second Hands” and “Burn Out Bright”. If you’re like me, I’m sure you have plenty of good memories associated with this album. To enter, post your favorite memory associated with Oh, Gravity! in the replies, and I’ll pick the winners shortly. One grand prize winner will receive a test pressing and a copy of the album (color of their choice), and two runners-up will receive a copy of the album (color of their choice). For more details, check out the record on Shop Radio Cast.
According to The Guardian, a recently released Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Anthem titled (translated) "The Ice and Snow Dance" sounds quite a bit like "Let It Go" from Frozen. Hit the replies to hear both songs for yourself.
I think Rise Against is the only band that never really partied much. That’s the label I want. A label with a bunch of drunk, drug using, non-religious fuck ups. Those are the people who will always play music because they love it.
Tom May (The Menzingers) has created the #IceburgChallenge, a social media challenge similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, but with the goal to get the person being nominated drunk instead of to raise money for charity. The premise is to perform some portion of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" immediately followed by taking a shot of whatever you have available. Drink responsibly.
Kirk Huffman of Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground and The Wild Orchid Children released a video for his new project Real Don Music and their single "Smoke by Day" -- it's in the replies. The song is available on a limited edition 7" via WalkingHawk Records.
2. Walk On Water
3. Dead Air
4. Up In Flames
5. Against The Waves
6. Looking Down From The Edge
7. Keep What We Love & Burn The Rest
8. Condition // Comatose
10. To Those Left Behind
To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of our debut/self-titled album, Nightmare Of You will be performing for the first time in over 6 years at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on December 11th. To celebrate this landmark, we will be playing the self-titled album in its entirety. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12pm here. Come join founding members Brandon Reilly, Joseph McCaffrey and Sammy Siegler (along with special guests) for this very unique and special occasion.