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Well that didn't take long. D'Angelo's first album since 2000, Black Messiah, is now available to stream in full. Check it out on Spotify. The album is also available for purchase on iTunes.
Blake Solomon on 12/15/14 - 09:54 AM
Along with a March 3rd release date for their new album, Strangers to Ourselves, Modest Mouse have released a new song called "Lampshades on Fire." Check it out here. Good to have these dudes back.
Blake Solomon on 12/15/14 - 09:48 AM
We're streaming Its Teeth's new EP, Pulses, in the replies. The instrumental, ambient post-rock solo project of Jacob Belcher has been compared to the likes of Explosions in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Russian Circles and the film scores of John Carpenter. If you like what you hear, you can grab a digital copy on bandcamp; 100% of proceeds go to a no-kill animal shelter. Otherwise, we'll all assume you hate puppies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/15/14 - 07:45 AM
"I played the wolf and left it to the sheep to figure out."
Album ReviewsThe Cinema - Talking In Your Sleep (Ryan Gardner)
The New Basement Tapes - Lost on the River (Craig Manning)
Interviewsyellowbirddd (Alex DiVincenzo)
Backtrack (Jake Denning)
Ryan Gardner on 12/15/14 - 07:26 AM
You can hear a new Marilyn Manson song titled "Deep Six" in the replies. The Pale Emperor drops January 20th.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/15/14 - 06:29 AM
Looking to advertise on AP.net? We have a few different options now available.
Jason Tate on 12/15/14 - 02:07 AM
Fall Out Boy's American Beauty/American Pyscho pre-orders are going up tonight. It's now up on iTunes and you can grab "The Kids Aren't Alright" with it. Artwork and the new track is in the replies.

Track Listing
1) Irresistible
2) American Beauty/American Psycho
3) Centuries
4) The Kids Aren't Alright
5) Uma Thurman
6) Jet Pack Blues
7) Novocaine
8) Fourth the July
9) Favorite Record
10) Immortals
11) Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)
Jason Tate on 12/14/14 - 09:43 PM
Come Wind are doing a Kickstarter to raise funds to record their new album.
Ryan Gardner on 12/14/14 - 09:37 PM
Wanted to give a happy birthday shout out to Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low) who turns 27 today!
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/14/14 - 07:30 PM
Blink-182's Vannen Limited "Smiling Bones Watch" is now on sale.
Jason Tate on 12/14/14 - 06:54 PM
Modest Mouse will be releasing Strangers to Ourselves on March 3rd.
Jason Tate on 12/14/14 - 06:53 PM
The legendary D'Angelo has announced a new album titled Black Messiah, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2000 masterpiece Voodoo. You can stream a new song titled "Sugah Daddy" in the replies, alongside the tracklisting and a write up about the album title. There is no confirmed release date for Black Messiah yet, but rumor is that it's dropping this Tuesday, December 16th.
Ryan Dennehy on 12/14/14 - 02:56 PM
Sparks The Rescue's newest guitarist Matt Libby has posted a cover of Dustin Kensrue's "Pistol" -- it's in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/14/14 - 09:41 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Jake DenningI'm using a new app, Pinyata. I'd also highly recommend Makari, an unsigned band from Florida.
Steve AlcalaPlease check out my Facebook page for my artwork, if you enjoy seeing some portraiture!
Jason Tate on 12/14/14 - 02:07 AM
Update: This chat is now complete. Thanks to George, Andrew, and Josh for chatting, make sure and check them out on their headliner with The Amity Affliction, Being As An Ocean, 68', and In Hearts Wake - dates can be found here.

At 6pm PST/9pm EST, Stick To Your Guns will be swinging by to chat with us. Be sure and ask them about their upcoming record, Disobedient, which drops February 10th via Sumerian Records. You could also ask about comic books, movies, Pearl Jam, etc. Go for it.
Jake Denning on 12/13/14 - 06:24 PM
Update: This chat is now complete. Big thank you to the guys for stopping by, make sure you check them out when they come through your city.

At 2pm PST/5pm EST, the guys in Blessthefall will be stopping by to chat under the following usernames: BeauBTF, JaredBTF, EricBTF, MattBTF, and ElliottBTF. You can ask them about their upcoming new album, that's set to release in 2015. Or, you could ask them about their return to the Vans Warped Tour main-stage - tickets/dates can be found here.
Jake Denning on 12/13/14 - 02:27 PM
Makari has posted a new music video for "Paper Ghosts", which you can view in the replies. This is the title track off their upcoming EP, which will be released sometime in 2015.
Jake Denning on 12/12/14 - 05:27 PM
Fall Out Boy's new album will be up for pre-order on Monday and will come with the new song "The Kids Aren't Alright."
starting midnight EST on monday, you'll be able to pre-order "American Beauty/American Psycho" in the U.S. it'll be available by midnight local time the next day for the rest of the world. on iTunes you'll be able to grab the album for $7.99 (limited time only), and it'll come with an instant download of "Centuries," "American Beauty/American Psycho," and a brand new song "The Kids Aren't Alright." If you already bought "Centuries," the pre-order will be slightly cheaper, SCORE! we'll also have 3 different CD bundles available through our webstore
Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 04:44 PM
Broken Heart Records is offering 55% in its webstore until January 5th with the discount code "end." Pick up some cheap vinyl from Socratic, Day at the Fair, Abel and more.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/12/14 - 03:37 PM
Sorry for being a little late this week, we recorded this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast last night. But here it is! This week's topics include: What is emo music!? We look at genres and labels and how they can so easily get attached to one's identity and everything that goes along with that. We take a brief detour to discuss just how does one live your life "the pop punk way" before discussing taking selfies on stage and that whole hoopla. We end the episode looking at ranking albums and how Max Bemis ranked his own albums recently. Do we agree? Who would we like to talk to and get their ranking of albums? Then we talk a little about Angels and Airwaves and their recent...
Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 02:29 PM
Pure Noise Records has signed Speak Low If You Speak Love, the solo project of Ryan Graham of State Champs. The label will re-release a remastered version of the full-length Everything But What You Need with 4 previously unheard tracks. If you're not familiar with the music, we premiered the album in Dec. 2013. Head to the replies for tour dates and more info.
Christian Wagner on 12/12/14 - 02:22 PM
Hot Rod Circuit's current line-up is: Andy, Casey, Jay, and Mike.

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Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:20 PM
Geoff Rickly from Thursday is the latest to rank his band's records over at Noisey. Agree? Disagree? What's your ranking? Here's my Thursday secret ... I'd put No Devolucion number one.

Geoff's Ranking
6. Waiting
5. Common Existence
4. War All The Time
3. A City by the Light Divided
2. No Devolucion
1. Full Collapse
Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:17 PM
Andrew McMahon is featured on a new "Acoustic Atrium" performance at WRRV.

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Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:15 PM
Hit the replies for a live video of From First to Last with Spencer on vocals performing "Emily."

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Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:13 PM
Microsoft are giving away 100 free albums ... if you download their music deals app.

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Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:11 PM
Head to the replies to hear A Skylit Drive's acoustic version of "Rise."
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/12/14 - 12:09 PM
Macbeth Footwear has released a free holiday compilation.

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Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:06 PM
Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump will be a judge on NBC's "Sing Off."
Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:03 PM
Frank Turner is writing a book. There's a pre-order up for the "fan edition" on Pledge Music. There will be a regular edition available as well.
Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 12:01 PM
In a new interview Zack from All Time Low mentions the band's new album will be coming out in March.
Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 11:58 AM
Manchester Orchestra's performance on Yahoo! Live is now up for viewing.

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Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 11:57 AM
Last Thursday we had a discussion about your favorite holiday hits. Today, we're excited to bring you a mixture of your favorites, and some of the staff's picks. I have to say, this is one of the most enjoyable playlists to date. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Throw on your favorite ugly sweater, take a swig of egg nog and check out "An Absolutely Punk Holiday" in both Spotify and Rdio renditions in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 12/12/14 - 11:50 AM
Alkaline Trio will be playing all 8 of their albums over 4 nights in more cities in 2015. Details are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/12/14 - 11:29 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 12/12/14 - 11:00 AM
Never got a gift; gold, frankincense or myrrh, and never would’ve cared if you could just have her.
Staff ReviewsLos Campesinos! - A Los Campesinos! Christmas EP (Kelly Doherty)
Kelly Doherty on 12/12/14 - 05:04 AM
Head to Complex to watch Charli XCX cover Bleachers' "Rollercoaster," as well as Bleachers' cover of Charli's "Break the Rules." You can watch the video here, and Charli XCX's new album Sucker is out in the U.S on December 16th.
Ryan Dennehy on 12/11/14 - 02:51 PM
Cassie Whitt, writing for Alt Press:
Flashback to 2005: I was that reviled age and waiting in line, clutching tickets for my first My Chemical Romance show (which I had cried and screamed over at my birthday party the week prior). I heard the man in front of me going on about “stupid, little My Chemical Romance fangirls” wearing the band’s T-shirts and “ruining” the show. I looked down at my brand new MCR shirt and hoodie and turned my back, self-consciously zipping up. It was easier than to think, “Is there something wrong with me? Am I stupid? Maybe he’s right. I can’t act like a stupid fangirl.”
Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 01:48 PM
The video for Butch Walker's "Bed on Fire" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 01:22 PM
A local write-up about the new Inspection 12 album gives some details on what to expect.
The new album entitled Redefine is “a very simple summation of the turn of events we’ve experienced individually and collectively,” Mosely says. “The songs carry some themes of perspective, reflection and looking ahead…the things that everybody goes through in the pivotal ages of life. There’s a track called ‘My Ways’ that expresses the feelings of returning to a familiar place that may not be so familiar anymore, so maybe you’re the one that has to change, or “redefine” your ways. It’s just all about doing what you want to do and on your own terms, or the best terms that you can present for yourself.”
Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 01:10 PM
Downwrite will be putting on a holiday show on December 20th at the Metro in Chicago. Matt Pryor, William Beckett, Tim Kasher, Mark Rose, John Walker, and more will be playing. The full line-up and all the information can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 01:05 PM
Copeland have posted an update on pre-order bundles on Facebook.
Lots of folks are getting understandably antsy about preorder bundles. I want to apologize for the delay. I know it's a bummer to know that the album is out and you still don't have your copy. We're experiencing more delays at the vinyl manufacturer. They're manufacturing 3 different vinyl products for us, and were already backed up with orders. The first pressing of LP had terrible sound quality issues, so we had to have the record re-cut. This delayed our production even more, but was necessary to the quality of the product.

The Twin CD tin boxes are still in transit from the UK (they were held up for 3 weeks by...
Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 12:56 PM
The Neighbourhood will be releasing I Love You. on vinyl exclusively at Urban Outfitters.

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Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 12:32 PM
Hit the replies for a video interview with Jordan Pundik and Chad Gilbert of New Found Glory.

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Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 12:30 PM
Caitlin Dickson, writing for The Daily Beast, on the state of racist rock on online music services.
With the strict media laws in Germany and other European countries managing to prevent 'white power' bands from success, or at least making it into the mainstream, the SPLC’s report notes that it was America's free speech protections of U.S. that allowed the racist music industry to thrive here in the 90s. In addition to being a once-hugely profitable business, hate music has long served as a highly effective recruiting tool for the movements whose messages it espouses.

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Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 12:24 PM
Pvris are playing some shows in the UK next year -- dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/11/14 - 12:21 PM
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