You can check out our interview with Volumes, here. Near the end, vocalist Micheal Barr reveals the band will be a part of this year's Warped Tour.
Booked until fall. We're doing this tour, then we go home and then we have a few options in where we could do maybe a Chelsea Grin tour or maybe another tour with a band I can't say right now. And then we do Warped Tour for 30 days, which will probably lead to us doing some regional U.S. touring on the way back. We're playing Australia after that in the Fall, and after that, it's up in the air.
Do the surfs up hand sign ... you knew this was coming, right? Today we can officially announce that Fall Out Boy are playing Skate and Surf Fest. No more rumors or hints - this is the real deal. We're going to be doing a lot with the festival this year, so make sure you get your tickets early. Also, this year's unique in that there's the special "Game Changer" mobile gaming booth as part of the festival, we'll have more information on these games where you can play with some of your favorite bands ... soon.
Don't forget to check out the festival on Facebook and Twitter. Guess I'm not so mysterious after all.
Canadian pop-punkers Live The Story recently announced a new EP called The Overcoming, which they will be self-releasing on April 2nd. Hit the replies to check out the lyric video to "I Know Better", which is from said EP.
Another time for change has come in the life of Manchester Orchestra. Our dear friend and bassist Jonathan Corley has made the decision to part ways with the band and pursue another career outside of playing music. This was a very obviously a very difficult decision but J is our eternal brother and we wish him the absolute best. There is no doubt that he will find success in any area he pursues. He will remain a part of the Manchester Orchestra family forever and there is no way we can thank him enough for the time he has spent with us over the last 9 years.
Tonight at 8 PM EST is the 55th annual Grammy Awards and this is the thread to post in with any and all of your opinions about this year's winners, losers, and performers. Unfortunately for me, this isn't being broadcast live in Los Angeles (because that makes sense), so I'll be following along in here and on twitter before the tape-delayed broadcast airs here, so don't let me down! You can check out the full list of nominees here.
Some nerd stole our van and trailer (and a couple hundred-thousand dollars of equipment) from our hotel parking lot last night. So now we're rolling to Houston in rental cars. They can steal our stuff, but they can't touch our joy! Jesus Reigns! (Unshakeable). Get pumped.
Austrian emo/ indie rockers Rika have joined the Count Your Lucky Stars Records roster and have announced a February 15 release for their new LP How to Draw a River, Step by Step, which will be co-released by Count Your Lucky Stars in the US and Goddamn Records in Austria. You can download "Port Dover" taken from the upcoming album for free here.
Fall Out Boy have written up a response to fans who haven't been able to get tickets due to ticket scalpers.
Holy smokes, this has been an amazing week for us. In the past three shows we've done (our first in three years), we've been utterly humbled to see so many familiar faces.
The thing we're not as happy to see is that, along with the most amazing audience in the world, there was also the inevitable return of folks looking to exploit and cheat that audience.
So here's a few bullet points:
1) We don't see (and wouldn't want) any extra money from the unreasonable ticket prices scalpers are asking.
2) Neither do (to the best of our knowledge) the promoters we...
This week on the Self Promotion Forum one may happen across the excellent Ivy Dye. The Chicago band have just released the Continuations EP, four wonderful tracks of indie rock tinged with electronica and it's available as 'name your price' on their Bandcamp. If you're a fan of Cloud Nothings, Passion Pit or Wild Nothing, these guys are right up your alley. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Bruce Springsteenwas honored as the MusiCares Person of The Year, and the tribute concert featured Elton John, Tom Morello, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons and others playing classic songs by The Boss to raise money for charity. Springsteen also auctioned off a signed guitar, but the auction wasn't going that well, so...
Springsteen took the microphone and upped the ante, throwing in a free guitar lesson with himself as the teacher, a ride in the side car of his Harley, eight tickets to the E Street concert of their choice, a backstage tour and lasagna made by his 87-year-old mother, Adele. A woman from New Jersey snapped it up for $250,000, then proceeded to kiss Springsteen on his lips.
Sub Pop Records will release Mogwai’s soundtrack for Les Revenants, the French supernatural thriller and most popular TV series in Canal + history, on February 26th, 2013. You can stream a new song entitled, "Wizard Motor," in the replies.
01) Hungry Face
03) The Huts
04) Kill Jester
05) This Messiah Needs Watching
06) Whisky Time
07) Special N
08) Relative Hysteria
09) Fridge Magic
11) Eagle Tax
13) What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?
14) Wizard Motor
We've teamed up with one of the most creative minds in vinyl, InTheClouds Records to give away two copies of Happy Body Slow Brain's Dreams of Water. All you have to do is head over to their Facebook to enter. Head to the replies to check out a video of the album's unique waterproof packaging.
Last night I had the pleasure of seeing Fall Out Boy play at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles. This past week has been less about a return/reunion and more about a reinvigoration of the band. In the replies you can read my review of the show and what I think 2013 holds for the band. Spoiler alert: expect 2013 to be the year of the car crash hearts.