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Front Porch Step has responded to allegations that surfaced a few months ago. The full post is in the replies.
Texting is a two way street. Numbers have to be exchanged, correspondence has to be reciprocated. Any online private conversations that have now become public are not as one sided as they've appeared. As a touring singer song writer who had access to just about anything, I was happy. I was content. I never once sought out the attention from fans, but was happy to know that I had an online forum of adoring women who thought I was great. Sexual or otherwise, I only had text interactions with willing participants.
Jason Tate on 04/03/15 - 11:16 AM
Lord Huron's new album, Strange Trails is streaming on iTunes Radio's First Play. The band is also hosting a Reddit AMA on April 7th at 10AM PT. You can pre-order the new album, which comes out on April 7th, here.
Anthony Sorendino on 04/03/15 - 09:04 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online -- this page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 04/03/15 - 03:00 AM
Dan Ozzi takes a look at the biggest "sell out" albums in punk and re-reviews:
The move was never received well, and always seen as an affront to those who had launched the bands out of the basements in the first place. Whether the band's major label debut was a commercial success or a flop, a critical darling or panned piece of trash, many fans stuck a middle finger to the whole thing, as if to say, "We support you, but not enough for you to be able to quit your job at Whole Foods!"
Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 07:04 PM
After one week off we return with a new episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. This week's episode looks at a whole lot of the most recent albums to come out: Death Cab for Cutie, Hit the Lights, All Time Low, The Maine, and Kendrick Lamar are all featured prominently. Which ones do we like? Which ones do we not like? Did Kendrick release the most "important" album of 2015 before the year's even a quarter over? We yawn our way through a little about Tom DeLonge wanting to write 15 novels and then we discuss Jay Z's Tidal and the future of music streaming online. What would make us switch? Will this service be anything or is it all just a waiting game until Apple releases whatever comes...
Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 03:40 PM
On Your Marks have signed to Why Bother Records and will release Movements in Loss on April 14th. Head to Under The Gun to hear a new song called "Replace."
Ryan Gardner on 04/02/15 - 02:58 PM
A new Knockout Kid song called "What You're Afraid To Say" can be streamed and downloaded.
Ryan Gardner on 04/02/15 - 02:52 PM
The trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary, AMY, can now be seen in the replies. It's brought to you from the team behind the award-winning documentary Senna and features interviews with Mos Def, her producer Salaam Remi and ex-husband Blake Fielder. There's also unseen footage, interviews and previously unheard tracks all brought to life.
Kyle Huntington on 04/02/15 - 11:39 AM
"Bob Marley was painted on my high-school walls. But I just disappeared into the darkroom hall."
Show Reviews & PhotosMat Kearney - Philadelphia, PA (Anthony Sorendino)
Anthony Sorendino on 04/02/15 - 11:28 AM
Update: Huge thank you to the band and everyone for hanging out. The chat has now ended.

We'd like to welcome our longtime friends Cartel to the website today to chat. The band recently released a bunch of acoustic versions from Chroma and will be heading out on tour very soon. Hit the replies to chat with the guys about their upcoming tour, plans for the future, and things like that. They'll have blue names and sassy personalities.
Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 11:18 AM
Creep Records just announced that Mikey Erg (The Ergs!, Star F*cking Hipsters) will be performing at 9:00 AM at their store in Philadelphia on Record Store Day, April 18th, along with many other artists throughout the day.

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Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 11:06 AM
Newbury comics has new pressings of Bon Iver's Blood Bank EP and Volcano Choir's Unmap up for pre-order.
Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 11:05 AM
Good Charlotte formed 19 years ago.

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Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 11:02 AM
Death Cab For Cutie performed "Black Sun" and "No Room On Frame" on Kimmel last night. Video in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 10:59 AM
Dance Gavin Dance's video for "Stroke God, Millionaire" can be found in in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/02/15 - 10:55 AM
Decades (ex- GunsLikeGirls, Lady Radiator) have released two new songs from their upcoming debut EP, Similar Lights.
Ryan Gardner on 04/02/15 - 10:40 AM
A new Octaves documentary about their European tour with Caravels is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 04/02/15 - 10:37 AM
Four Year Strong will release Four Year Strong on June 2 via Pure Noise Records. Thank you. The artwork is in the replies. Thank everyone.

Tracklist:
1. Hold Myself In Contemp
2. We All Float Down Here
3. Eating My Words
4. Wipe Yourself Off, Man. You Dead
5.Stolen Credit Card!
6.Gravity
7. Who Cares?
8. Heres to Swimming with Bow Legged- Women
9. Im a Big, Bright Shining Star
10. The Sound Of Your Heart
11. Go Down In History
Thomas Nassiff on 04/02/15 - 10:07 AM
Anthony Raneri of Bayside has a new reggae / ska project called The Young Ones. You can stream a new song, a cover of Cliff Richard and The Shadows' 1960 single "The Young Ones," in the replies. The single is being pressed on a flexi disc by Rare Breed Recording Co. as part of a seven-piece subscription, which is available here.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/02/15 - 10:03 AM
Bleachers' Jack Antonoff explains why he'll still be performing in Indiana this weekend.
"I think it's important to go and to be working with different organizations there and to raise money. I'm gonna do press on the issue. That to me is how you really make a difference. I never understood the idea of canceling a show when you don't like the politics of a specific state. The politics don't speak for everyone in that particular state; I would argue they probably don't speak for most of the people in that state, but that's who their leader is and [Gov. Mike] Pence is obviously a piece of shit and I'm excited to go and say that on stage."
Joe DeAndrea on 04/02/15 - 09:39 AM
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" landed at number one again for the 13th week in a row, making it the longest-running number one single in the decade.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/02/15 - 09:12 AM
5 Seconds of Summer are going to be writing with Mtley Cre's Nikki Sixx. In related news, Good Charlotte's Benji Madden says 5SOS's new album takes him back "to The Young and The Hopeless days."
Joe DeAndrea on 04/02/15 - 09:02 AM
Tom DeLonge's music video for "New World" can be seen in the replies.

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Joe DeAndrea on 04/02/15 - 08:58 AM
Spencer Smith is leaving Panic! at the Disco.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/02/15 - 08:47 AM
One of our very own, Paul Beaumont (username Paulb-182) has started a new band titled Wood and Nails and they've just posted a new track titled "All We'll Ever Need" on their Official Bandcamp page alongside the pre-existing "The Night Before" and a couple of acoustic tracks. If you're a fan of The Menzingers or earlier The Gaslight Anthem, give it a whirl.
Kyle Huntington on 04/02/15 - 07:17 AM
The National have returned with a surprise single in the shape of "Sunshine On My Back". Purchase it now on iTunes and stream it in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 04/02/15 - 07:10 AM
Last week I visited Philly's Union Transfer to catch Mat Kearney with support from Parachute and Judah and The Lion. Check out my show review and photos in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 04/02/15 - 06:09 AM
Four Year Strong look to be unveiling their new album artwork piece by piece on Instagram. I've got a feeling about this one.
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 08:50 PM
Update: The chat is now over! We'd like to thank The Maine for taking the time to talk with everyone. Be sure to go pick up American Candy and catch them on tour with Real Friends and Knuckle Puck when they swing through!

The Maine will be chatting in this thread. Stop by to talk to them about their new album, American Candy, their upcoming tour, or anything else!
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/01/15 - 07:02 PM
Kendrick Lamar's video for "King Kunta" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 06:28 PM
Underoath's Tired Violence documentary has a release date of May 1st.
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 04:40 PM
Hit the replies for an orchestral performance of "The Decline" by NOFX.

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Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 01:56 PM
You can watch the video for Future's 56 Nights highlight "March Madness" in the replies.
Ryan Dennehy on 04/01/15 - 01:32 PM
Singer/songwriter Chase Huglin has signed with InVogue Records. Expect new music from him soon - in the meantime check out a video of his new song, "Shae," in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 04/01/15 - 12:55 PM
Best Coast's new video for "Heaven Sent" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:54 AM
Tuxedo's (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) new music video for "So Good" can be seen in the replies. The video was recorded on VHS for that old school feel we all know and love.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/01/15 - 11:47 AM
Just a reminder that The Maine will be chatting on the site tonight at 7pm PST/10pm EST so be sure to swing by!
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/01/15 - 11:38 AM
Ben Thompson, writing for Stratechery, about Tidal and the future of music.
This is why, by the way, Im generally quite unsympathetic to artists belly-aching about how unfair their labels are. Is it unfair that all of the artists who dont break through are not compelled to repay the labels the money that was invested in them? No one begrudges venture capitalists for profiting when a startup IPOs, because that return pays for all the other startups in the portfolio that failed.
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:29 AM
Noah and The Whale have split up to focus on solo projects after eight years and four albums as a band.
Kyle Huntington on 04/01/15 - 11:29 AM
Hit the replies to see the new Laura Marling video for the brilliant "Gurdjieff's Daughter" from the new record, Short Movie. The clip features appearances from Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Marika Hackman and Jonathan Wilson among others.
Kyle Huntington on 04/01/15 - 11:25 AM
Blink-182, Lagwagon, The Used, NOFX, and more now have mystery boxes up on FukuBox.com.

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Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:22 AM
Diamond Youth announced their debut LP, Nothing Matter, will be released on May 19tg on Topshelf Records. You can stream their new song "Though I Had It Right" in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:18 AM
Green Day have announced a House of Blues show in Cleveland, Ohio for April 16th.

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Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:16 AM
A new EP from Wolf:speak (ex-Oceana), In Light, is streaming on their Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:14 AM
Avril Lavigne was diagnosed with lyme disease. She opens up to People Magazine in the latest issue.
"I had no idea a bug bite could do this," says Lavigne, who believes she was bit by a tick sometime last spring. "I was bedridden for five months."
Jason Tate on 04/01/15 - 11:11 AM
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