Mates of State's new video for "Staring Contest" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:33 AM
Milk Teeth's new video for 'No Fun" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:31 AM
Of Mice & Men's Austin Carlile underwent surgery yesterday.
About to head into the big operation now! Hopefully this will be the most effective of all the procedures they've tried thus far and will get me back on my feet and home again! Even when I finally do get back home, there's still progress to be had from there. Small steps!
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:30 AM
Motion City Soundtrack's new song "TKO" is up on iTunes and streaming in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 10:28 AM
The Vans Warped Tour kicks off its 21st year on Friday in Pomona, CA, and there's a whole lot of bands to pick and choose from. Fellow staffer Anthony Sorendino and myself will be in attendance this year, so we wrote up a short list of fifteen bands we think you should check out from this year's line-up. Head to the replies to check out the list, as well as a Rdio/Spotify playlist!
Jake Denning on 06/16/15 - 10:10 AM
An epic 9-minute song has surfaced from The Dear Hunter's forthcoming album, Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, entitled "A Night on the Town." Stream it and pre-order the album here. It's out September 4th, track list in the replies.
Garett Press on 06/16/15 - 10:08 AM
Jamie xx stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform "Loud Places" with some familiar faces. The performance includes both Romy and Oliver (The xx), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jehnny Beth (Savages), Caroline Polachek (Chairlift), Moses Sumney, Okay Kaya and the Harlem Gospel Choir.
Kyle Huntington on 06/16/15 - 07:47 AM
Hit the replies to watch another goofy video from Mac DeMarco. "Another One" is the title track of his upcoming mini-LP, which will be released August 7 via Captured Tracks.
Aaron Mook on 06/16/15 - 07:38 AM
Daylight are among Barcelona's most popular pop-punk bands, and it's only a matter of time until they invade the US as well. We're debuting their music video for "Kickbacks" from their most recent record, One More Fight, in the replies. The high-energy track brings to mind genre heavyweights like New Found Glory, Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/16/15 - 06:00 AM
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
Jason Tate on 06/16/15 - 01:00 AM
Hit the replies to go behind the scenes of Don Broco's latest video, "Automatic".
Jake Denning on 06/15/15 - 03:40 PM
Five Finger Death Punch will release their new album Got Your Six on August 28th via Prospect Park. You can check out a radio-edit of their first single, "Jekyll & Hyde" over at Monster Energy.
Jake Denning on 06/15/15 - 02:46 PM
Makari have announced pre-orders for their upcoming EP, Ghost Stories. When you pre-order, you will immediately receive "Paper Ghosts". I think this band is really going to do something special soon, make sure and keep a close watch on them.
Jake Denning on 06/15/15 - 02:23 PM
Hands Like Houses are offering fans the opportunity to pick the 7 songs they want to hear most during their time on the Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off June 19th in Pomona, CA.
Jake Denning on 06/15/15 - 02:16 PM
We recently spoke with Aaron Weiss about mewithoutYou's new album, Pale Horses, which releases this week. Check it out here.
Our society is well aware of this idea that the world is going to end. We all know that weíre going to die. We all know that thereís violence and horrible suffering. I didnít think it was honest to keep on writing about positive things and happy things, not that thatís all I did, but I did try and steer the ship in that direction so that the final message was overall an uplifting one. I actually still think thatís the case, and I still do want someone listening to our new songs to be on the whole uplifted, but I donít know that I have the capacity to do...
Jonathan Bautts on 06/15/15 - 02:03 PM
Long Knives, Count Your Lucky Stars' most recent signing, are putting out a split with Dowsing, Cardboard Swords, and Sinai Vessel next month. In the replies you can hear their contribution. "Thaw" is a three and a half minute upbeat emo song that might remind you a bit of of bands like Rainer Maria (maybe it's just the name) or Jejune with its male/female harmonies. It proves, if nothing else, that Long Knives will be a band to watch out for. The split is up for preorder, if you like what you hear.
Zac Djamoos on 06/15/15 - 01:55 PM
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy has penned a letter to his sons for Time Magazine's 'Letters from Dad' feature:
Boys: always take the high road, even when the low road seems easier or simpler. Let your kindness radiate and defend those who cannot defend themselves. Be yourself when it is not popular to be. Love your friends not in spite of their flaws but because of them. Bronx, I remember once asking you what your favorite color was and you said, ďRed, black and the color of lightning.Ē Never let the world take away your creativity and divergent thinking. Be the color of lighting, be wild, and always laugh a lot. Never forget who you are.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 01:33 PM
Motion City Soundtrack's new single "TKO" has hit Tumblr. Artwork is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 12:45 PM
Have Mercy's new video for "Two Years" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 12:02 PM
Bully's new album Feels Like is streaming up on NPR.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 12:00 PM
Dangerous Minds uncovered a letter from Epic Records A&R exec Bruce Harris explaining to a fan why he had passed on bringing The Clash to America. Complaining about production was so 1977.
Also, it is important to note that the Clashís album for all its quality (which is evident in the overwhelming lyrics, the blistering music and the feverish performance) is not at all matched by the level of production which is an enormous drawback. The bandís live performance is many times better than what is on this record and one has to question the artistic integrity of creating an inferior sounding album. Itís not a valid artistic judgement to say that the production is deliberately shoddy...
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 11:49 AM
Fearless Records have signed Wage War.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 11:43 AM
Just want to take a minute and thank Former Planets for sponsoring last week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. Hopefully you listened and enjoyed the song clip of "Alcatraz" we played. If you're not listening to the podcast (shame on you!) check them out on Bandcamp.
Former Planet's debut self-titled full length album was independently released on June 6th, 2015 to iTunes, AmazonMP3 and major digital retailers. Former Planets is a 5-piece group from Gainesville, FL that combines the intensity of early 2000's Taking Back Sunday and Brand New with the hooks of 90's alternative pop-rock bands like Gin Blossoms and Third Eye Blind.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 11:41 AM
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 11:35 AM
The large 16ft pink dinosaur once apparently "owned by Hayley Williams" of Paramore is up for sale on Craigslist.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 11:07 AM
Our Last Night's new album is streaming on Spotify.

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Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 11:03 AM
Looks like a new Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World) song clip is in the tour teaser video in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 11:00 AM
Sparrow Sleeps has released an album of Say Anything lullabies called ... Is A Real Baby.

Track Listing
01 - Fed To Death
02 - Do Better
03 - Woe
04 - Every Man Has A Molly
05 - Baby Girl (I'm A Blur)
06 - Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
07 - Walk Through Hell
08 - Hangover Song
09 - The Church Channel
10 - Alive With the Glory of Love
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:58 AM
Gift Giver bassist's has left the band amongst allegations that the band are homophobic. The band has responded with their own statement which ... is not great. Both statements are in the replies. It looks like a petition has gone up on Change.org for their record label to drop the band from the label.

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Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:54 AM
Good Old War have posted "Don't Forget" for Pledge Music supporters. This album is really good guys.

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Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:49 AM
Everyone went to see Jurassic World this weekend.
Universal has made it official: Jurassic World has broken the North American, international and global records for an opening weekend. The final domestic number is $208.8M, which passes 2012ís Marvelís The Avengers which ended its first frame with $207.4M. The dino dandy ended Sunday with a global total of $524.1M after a record $315.3M start internationally. That total edges 2011ís Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 which wrapped Frame 1 with $314M.

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Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:47 AM
Deep Elm is running an apparel sale.

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Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:45 AM
Against The Current cover Carly Rae Jepsen's "I Really Like You" in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:40 AM
Front Gate Tickets has been purchased by Ticketmaster.
Front Gate Tickets, the Austin-based ticket seller that was partially owned by area concert promoter C3 Presents, has been purchased by ticketing giant Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment.

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Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:39 AM
Hit the replies for Father John Misty's video for "I Love You, Honeybear."
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:36 AM
Against Me! will release 23 Live Sex Acts on September 4th, the album is up for pre-order. The live version of "True Tans Soul Rebel" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:33 AM
Hit the replies to stream Beck's new song "Dreams."
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:30 AM
Travie McCoy's new video for "Golden" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/15/15 - 10:28 AM
Vince Staples has shared a new song titled "Get Paid," which you can stream in the replies. His debut (double) album Summertime '06 is due out on June 30th.
Jake Jenkins on 06/15/15 - 10:23 AM
Nicolas Jaar released a new EP titled Nymphs II just last month, and now it looks like he's readying the release of Nymphs III for June 29th.
Jake Jenkins on 06/15/15 - 10:11 AM
Desaparecidos is streaming Payola, their first album in 13 years, via NPR First Listen. The album will be released on June 23 through Epitaph Records.
Aaron Mook on 06/15/15 - 09:55 AM
Hit the replies to see a short run of North American tour dates for The 1975 this December.
Kyle Huntington on 06/15/15 - 09:32 AM
Well Kept Things will release their debut EP, Homegrown, tomorrow via Antique Records. We are streaming the whole thing a day early, which you can hear below. The EP definitely reminds me a lot of Just Surrender, namely the vocals on tracks like "Younger" and "Great White North." Fans of pop-punk should enjoy this upcoming band, as Homegrown screams summer. If you're liking what you hear, you can pre-order the EP. Well Kept Things will also be doing a quick tour - you can find those dates in the replies, as well.
Ryan Gardner on 06/15/15 - 09:22 AM
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