Our friends at Broken Heart Records are allowing us to relive the golden age by reissuing some great records on vinyl. Their latest is Day at the Fair's 2005 effort, The Rocking Chair Years - which, for my money, is one of the most underrated albums from Drive-Thru Records' glory days. The vinyl release is top-notch; read my review for more details. Want to get your hands on a copy? Leave a comment here telling us why you want it for your chance to win a variant bundle - which includes all three variants as well as a special lathe cut. One winner will be chosen next week.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
Soundsupply has released its latest 'drop.'. Soundsupply is a new website that bundles together a bunch of digital albums - all for one price. This month's collection is really great and includes some of my favorite releases from 2013. Hit the replies to see a video about this month's drop.
1) Generationals (Polyvinyl Records)
2) A Great Big Pile of Leaves - You're Always On My Mind (Topshelf Records)
3) This Town Needs Guns - 188.8.131.52.0 (Sargent House)
4) Harrison Hudson - Curiosity (Favorite Gentlemen)
5) Lemuria - The Distance Is So Big (Bridge Nine Records)
6) Jherek Bischoff - Composed (Brassland)
7) Maps for Travelers - Change Your Name (No Sleep...
Hot Water Music will be playing 5 shows in the NorthEast US for the holidays. Torche and O'Brother will be joining as well. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 18th at 10am and you can find all the dates and details in the replies.
I really enjoy the brand of post-hardcore that City Of Ghosts is selling - it's much more down the Alexisonfire or Therefore I Am route than those garbage autotune clean/scream bands that are wreaking havoc right now. Today we're premiering their Easy Killer Records debut, The Calm In The Current - check out the EP in the replies, then pre-order over here.
This past February, Silverstein released one of our favorite albums this year, This Is How The Wind Shifts. Tomorrow the band will be releasingThis Is How The Wind Shifts: Addendum, which features four new and additional tracks. To mark this occasion, we're premiering the band's new video for one of the best songs on the album, A Better Place. Check it out in the replies and pre-orderAddendum.
Red City Radio is streaming its sophomore full-length album, Titles, in its entirety via the Paper + Plastick Records webstore (you can also stream it in the replies). Additionally, the label is offering $5 digital downloads and $2 off vinyl for today and tomorrow only to celebrate the release.
Tomorrow, one of our very favorite artists, Kevin Devine will release two new albums and we're celebrating both releases throughout the week. Today, you can check out our reviews of Bulldozer (from Ryan Dennehy) and Bubblegum (from yours truly). Tomorrow, you're supposed to pick up both albums. On Wednesday, we'll have a special "The Countdown" feature about Devine's fantastic discography and Friday will hold the latest AbsolutePunk.net Podcast episode with Kevin. For now though, stream the new albums and check out the two reviews and leave your thoughts and comments there.
Cute Is What We Aim For is heading out on a short headlining tour this October with Turnover and Tallhart. And we decided to give away a pair of tickets to each show on the trek. To find out how to win a pair to a show near you, check out the rules and how to enter in the replies. Good luck.