DLSL Design Co.'s ongoing Covers series saw its third release yesterday, this time offering three alternate artwork prints of Taking Back Sunday records (previously he's done blink-182 and Brand New). Tell All Your Friends, Where You Want To Be and Louder Now were the inspirations this time around - check them out in the replies. They're available for purchase in his Etsy store.
Back in April, we brought you a collection of our favorite releases from the first quarter of 2014. Today, we're bringing you the best of the best from April, May, and June of this year. We're hoping that you can discover some new releases to add to your end of the year list. Head to the replies to check out the AbsolutePlaylist in Spotify and Rdio formats!
“This was definitely a challenge,” Bannon says. “A lot of bands, at least in our music world, tend to tour Europe in the summer, since there a lot of festivals there in the summer.. . . In the US it doesn’t really culturally apply. Kids out there will camp out and see bands for seven days, watch random techno bands, then black metal bands, then, like, I don’t know, Prince on day three. It’s really varied and unique. A lot of bands from the States in the punk world tend to get invited to those things, so it was a challenge to make sure people are around. But we’re...
Ever wonder what your favorite podcast hosts dream about? The answer is revealed in this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. We follow up last week's discussion with a few more thoughts on the best artist catalogs. Next, we move into some 'behind the scenes' talk by looking at if getting advances ruins the music listening experience for us, how we feel about bands going with "bigger press opportunities," and the overall use of embargoes by bands and labels. We finish up talking a little bit about Andrew McMahon's re-branding. Also, I just want to point out that starting now you can quickly get to any episode of the podcast by using the url: absolutepunk.net/podcast/# -- just...
A lot of it is about relationships that can’t last and deteriorate for whatever reason, I think that’s more of a theme on all of our records. I spend quite a bit of time alone so that probably plays into it. Most of the songs touch on that in some way.
Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties sold over 3,000 copies of We Don't Have Each Other in the album's opening week. That was good for number one on the New Artist Album and the Alternative New Artist Album charts, number seven on the Vinyl LP Album chart, and number 89 in the Billboard 200 overall. More numbers: number 18 Current Alternative Album, number 18 Independent Current Album and number 18 Top Internet Album. Congrats to Dan Campbell and Hopeless Records!
Tampa, FL thrash/punk act Illuminate Me released their debut album, I Have Become a Corpse, on Tuesday via Tragic Hero Records. Vocalist Christopher Murray has provided us with a track-by-track explanation, which you can read in the replies. If you haven't heard the album - which features guest spots from Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), Landon Tewers (The Plot In You) and Jerry Roush (Glass Cloud) - you can stream it in the replies as well.
We are giving away a copy of The Deadmen's awesome 7" single Crystal, and all you have to do is respond in the replies for a chance to win! The band recently opened for Frank Turner who is a big fan and has been wearing their t-shirt onstage regularly since, so take a listen to their tunes (in the replies) and attend their show at the 9:30 Club in DC on August 9th. Good luck!