Beck's Song Reader will be seeing a traditional release on July 29th. Pre-orders are now up.
Benefiting the non-profit 826 Foundation, the Beck Song Reader album includes newly-recorded versions of all 20 songs from the original release by an all-star collection of performers including Jack White, Norah Jones, Fun., Jack Black, Juanes, Jarvis Cocker, Jeff Tweedy and many others including Beck himself.
In celebration of this week's release of Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, we are posting an in-depth, three-part interview special looking back over the band's 12-year career. Part II with vocalist Stephen Christian can be found here, while part I with drummer Nate Young is here.
I’ve had so much success in the long term, and I’m not trying to say it in any monetized way or the amount of CD sales. I’m saying it by the fact that I went out, and I’ll be able to tell my grandkids one day, “Hey, follow your dreams,” and really mean it, and then say that I did. I went out, had this crazy pipedream, and I just pursued it with all I had. Look at the places I got to go, and look at the...
Purevolume has posted a video with artists talking about the ten year anniversary of Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want To Be. I'm unconvinced some of the bands are referring to the right album in the interviews, but still kinda cool -- hit the replies to see for yourself.
We’re going to put out a split EP in the fall with this rapper named GDP from Jersey. He’s a fantastic lyricist. I think it will be very positive. He’s in a project called #$ (Hash Money) – it’s him and this DJ called Space Jesus. Tomorrow we’re going to meet up with him in Seattle. He’s going to come to all of the shows in California. It’s all about keeping things freaky. It keeps things interesting.
You can now stream the new split from A Will Away and Head North. It's out now via Giant MKT. You can also check out two new videos below - "Transparent People" from A Will Away's side and "In The Water" from Head North's side.
Boardroom Heroes are releasing a new EP called New Wage on August 19th via Sinking Ship Records. It was produced/engineered by Brian McTernan (Polar Bear Club, Balance and Composure). Today, we are streaming the title track - it's in the replies. If you're looking for a loud punk rock jam, this one's for you. Like what you hear? You can pre-order the 10" vinyl.
01) Safe Words
02) New Wage
03) Here & Now
04) Waste the Nights
05) Never Ready
Backslashes and Bad Ideasrecently signed to Imminence Records, and now they're getting ready to put out a new 7", entitled Sad Is the New Black, on GiantMTK. We're excited to bring you the B-side title track to the 7". If you're a fan of bands like The Wonder Years or Transit (and this is AP.net, so you almost certainly are), you can hear the track in the replies or on the band's profile page.
Ashley Cadwallader has left Smalls. PropertyOfZack is reporting this is due to homophobia from her bandmates.
After months of struggling with the decision, Cadwallader realized she could no longer take the abuse and vitriole [sic] thrown at her by her own bandmates because they refused the accept the fact that she is gay.
Her leaving the band was a professional break. It had nothing to do with my past relationship with her, or who she is as a person. I’ve always expressed nothing but love, and respect to not only her but the people around me. I grew up with a home with a mother who taught me well; love others...
The band tracked down producer Mike Crossey in an effort to see if they could tap into something similar to the British group. "We were like, 'well that sounds different – what would happen if a band like us works with a guy who makes records sound like that?'" says Fallon.
Today we're announcing that Teenage Bottlerocket is playing the Red Scare Industries 10th Anniversary show in Chicago on October 25 at the Metro. The band joins Direct Hit!, Elway, The Falcon, The Lillingtons, The Methadones and The Brokedowns. Tickets are still available and below you'll find a quote from bassist Miguel Chen. TBR is currently on the Warped Tour and recently signed with Rise Records.
Holy shit Red Scare is ten years old! That means it's been ten years since we met Toby Jeg, our dear friend who's been with us ever since! We have a lot of great memories together and it's certainly safe to say Red Scare was a critical label in TBR's journey. Celebrating a rad...
Check, check ... is this thing on? Is it Friday? Well, not quite, but it's still podcast day. Today we've got a special edition episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast talking exclusively about The Gaslight Anthem's upcoming new album, Get Hurt. Your two favorite hosts, and me, talk about our impressions of the album from first listen all the way up to now. Then we tackle the whole thing track-by-track and give thoughts, complaints, and discuss what we think works or doesn't work. The end of the episode has us looking at what we think about "deluxe" albums and if we consider the bonus tracks part of the canonical album or not. We really hope you enjoy it! The episode can be streamed and/or...
You can now watch a bunch of footage, interviews, and performances from last night's AltPress APMAs, including performances from Fall Out Boy, Brendon Urie, Sleeping With Sirens, All Time Low, A Day To Remember, and more.
Just saw this awesome Kickstarter to fill up and tie 100 water balloons in less than a minute.
It is time to bring your water balloon fights to the next level with Bunch O Balloons - the hose attachment with 37 pre-connected balloons that automatically fill and tie themselves! This system makes it easy for kids of all ages to prepare 100 water balloons in just ONE minute, giving you enough water balloon ammo for any battle.
According to a new interview with Complex, Kendrick Lamar has been hard at work on his forthcoming album, stating that he has around 30-40 songs done. The rapper expects to drop the project before the end of the year, and says he has been working with Dr. Dre, among others.
But now that Kendrick, 27, is a hysteria-inducing star, the world is waiting to see if he can deliver twice. Expectations are high. After good kid, good simply won’t be good enough. Unlike GKMC, which Kendrick planned years in advance, there’s no cover art in mind for the follow-up. As for a title, Kendrick says he’s “flirting with ideas.” He’s been working primarily with TDE’s in-house producers, Tae Beast and...
The UK will be rolling out a new policy in 2015 that will warn repeat copyright infringers and educate them on where they can find legal content. However, according to reports, there will no longer be penalties for ignoring the warnings:
Business Secretary Vince Cable said this week: "The creative industries in the UK are one of our brilliant global success stories. We have unrivalled creativity - from record breaking musicians to box office films - that excite and inspire people all over the world. Yet too often that content is open to abuse by some who don't play by the rules. That is why we are working with industry to ensure that intellectual property rights are understood and...
Davey Havok from AFI is acting in and co-producing a new movie about punks and skins in the 90s, called The Violent. The filmmakers are currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise pre-production funds and help build awareness for the project.
Set in the mid 90s amongst a tight-knit group of punks and skins, “The Violent" follows a teenager in his final year of high school as he is drawn down a path of crime, and must ultimately reconcile his own violent nature, or be consumed by it. “The Violent” is an independent film, financed by private investors, and the awesome public at large who want to see this movie get made. That’s you! This campaign’s initial goal of $20,000 allows us...
Billboard has a good run-down of the current lawsuit Sony Music is facing from claims they "cheated" American Idol stars.
The litigation explores quite a bit of ground in the modern music business, from the way in which a music major like Sony accounts for revenue off of platforms like Spotify and iTunes to how advertising expenditures are treated. One topic that was largely overshadowed when 19 Recordings filed its claims this past February was Sony's alleged duty to share the spoils of its proceeds from big battles on the copyright front. For example, three years ago, Sony was among the record majors that extracted $105 million in settlement from file-sharing LimeWire. Does the money...
A purported rare testing pressing (I can't confirm if it's real a real test press or not, you'll have to trust the poster) of Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon has been put on eBay to raise money to try and save a non-profit all ages venue/art space the owner opened last May.
I think there were less than 10 test pressings of this record, it was eventually repressed a ton of times on different labels, but this is the Iodine recordings version, the real 1st pressing. This record was a gift, and I do not want to part with it, but it may be the only way to save the non profit all ages venue/art space I opened last May. I was lucky enough to book / work with Brand New before they became a...
Considering its caffeinated, soused, sweet, and wired music, it’s fitting Joyce Manor was consecrated over an alcoholic energy drink. And as a kind of quintessential California suburb, the physical and conceptual “Torrance” is the perfect place to inspire a perfect summer rock album, i.e., Joyce Manor’s new LP, Never Hungover Again, released today. Most people drawn to this music formed their idea of “summer” at a time in one’s life when summer was significantly different from the rest of the year — Johnson describes his own as consisting of “backyard shows, everyone would be skateboarding, chased off by security guards, throwing water...
Sarah Silverman will release her new album, We Are Miracles, on September 23rd via Sub Pop Records. The audio is taken from Sarah's emmy-nominated headline special for HBO. You can listen to her bit "Planting the Seeds of Insecurity" in the replies.
01) Nighttime Rituals
02) Speaking of Cum My Mother’s Been Sick
03) Killing Jesus
04) Planting the Seeds of Insecurity
05) Looking Inward
06) A Heartbreaking Story
07) Rape Jokes Comedy’s Hidden Gem
09) Senator Obama
10) Human Puppies
5 Seconds of Summer will be playing an arena show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 15th. According to the press release I just got, the band's new album "has already peaked at No. 1 globally on iTunes in 71 countries, and has secured more preorders than any other artist in the history of Universal Music Group." Oh, and Universal Music most certainly classifies them as "pop-punk" (actually, to be fair, it's "pop-punk sensations"). This sort of reminds me of when Simple Plan kind of came out of nowhere (from the ashes of Reset) and everyone did a collective, "Huh? These guys aren't pop-punk!", and now they're effectively written into the pop-punk lexicon. It seems like...
We're back with another premiere from Montréal metalcore band, The Prestige - head to the replies to check out their brand new music video for "Freefall", off their debut album Ecotone, which you can check out here. They will also be touring in Canada, supporting Norma Jean and Night Verses - dates are also in the replies.
Maroon 5 have released the track listing and album art for their upcoming album, V. You can find the track listing below and the album artwork in the replies. V will be released on September 2nd via 222 Records/Interscope Records.
03) It Was Always You
04) Unkiss Me
06) Leaving California
07) In Your Pocket
08) New Love
09) Coming Back For You
11) My Heart Is Open ft. Gwen Stefani
02) Sex and Candy