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.
Alex DiVincenzoFlawed as it may be, Jurassic World made me feel like a kid again. Can't ask for much more than that. Read my review for my full thoughts.
Aj LaGambinaI've been listening to the new Turnover record almost non-stop since it came out. Listen to that here.
Kelly Doherty'Northern Irish singer-songwriter SOAK's exceptional new album is amazing, check her out out as soon as possible. I've also been enjoying Day Wave, PINS, Wilco's back catalgoue and...
Jason Tate on 06/14/15 - 01:00 AM
RedBull have been posting up videos from Bonnaroo and just tossed up a great performance from Against Me! of "True Trans Soul Rebel."
Jason Tate on 06/13/15 - 04:46 PM
Motion City Soundtrack will release a new song this coming Tuesday.

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Jason Tate on 06/13/15 - 04:21 PM
Hear a new Sirens & Sailors' song called "Undefeated" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 06/13/15 - 04:20 PM
War Games' new video for "Foundations" is below.
Ryan Gardner on 06/13/15 - 04:18 PM
Update: The next two shows (PinkPop and St. Gallen) have been cancelled.

Foo Fighters are currently in the middle of their European tour which includes headlining Glastonbury, but last night at the show in Gothenburg, Sweden Dave Grohl fell off the stage and broke his leg only two songs into the set. Rather than cancelling the show, Grohl was taken to get it checked out whilst the band played a few songs without him. He then returned to the stage where medics fixed a cast to his leg as he continued playing and singing from a chair on stage for the rest of the two hour long show. No future shows are considered to be cancelled. Hit the replies for some pictures.
Kyle Huntington on 06/13/15 - 04:58 AM
Beautiful Bodies will release their debut album, Battles, next Tuesday via Epitaph Records. Their video for "Capture and Release" can be seen in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Animal
02) Capture & Release
03) September 1973
04) War Inside Your Heart
05) She's A Blast
06) Lies
07) Ravens
08) Subversive Lover
09) Good Luck, and Good Night
10) Invincible
11) Forever
12) Gone, Gone, Gone
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/15 - 04:29 PM
Les Claypool has gone to rank all of Primus' albums. What does everyone think?
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/15 - 04:11 PM
You can watch Dawes performance of "Things Happen" from last night's episode of Conan here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/15 - 04:03 PM
Braid have announced new North American, Festival and Japan tour dates -- they're in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/15 - 03:59 PM
Ben Folds and ymusic will release their new album, So There, on September 11th. You can stream the first new song called "Capable of Anything" can be heard on NPR.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/15 - 03:41 PM
Field Report has announced a new solo tour with Noah Gundersen. You can find all of the dates in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/15 - 03:39 PM
Jump to the replies to stream Bad Rabbits' newest song, "Dilemma."
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/15 - 03:34 PM
Beach Slang have announced new headlining tour dates -- they're in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/12/15 - 03:31 PM
Sure, you've seen All Time Low play "Dear Maria" on stage, but you haven't seen them do it at a karaoke bar yet -- so you can fix that now.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/12/15 - 11:46 AM
Today we are happy to welcome Shana Davidson to staff! Shana will be joining us as a contributing interviewer and article writer and has written up a little welcome note below. Please join me in welcoming Shana to our community.
Note from ShanaI honestly can't even remember when I first started visiting AP.net, all I know is this where I always went for my music news and to lurk to see what everyone's opinions were. Safe to say because of that I am absolutely ecstatic that I'm able to be a contributing interviewer/writer for Absolute Punk. I currently am the finance coordinator at WXPN radio station in Philadelphia, I love my job but it doesn't really fill my creative need. Some of my...
Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:26 AM
Cedric Bixler-Zavala has thrown cold water on the rumor of Mars Volta getting back together.
Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:24 AM
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! writes for Noisey about transphobic violence within the punk community.
Just as the tour was ending, I heard about a truly awful situation Stephanie said she encountered at one of her own shows just days after I had seen her. I was left feeling disheartened and realizing just how small of an impact this perceived tipping point of trans visibility has had on the world and on the average trans persons everyday experience and that there is still so much work to do before real progress can be equated.

I asked Stephanie if she’d have a conversation about what happened and she agreed

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Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:21 AM
Blessthefall have announced that their fifth studio album will be called To Those Left Behind, and will be out on September 18th.

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Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:16 AM
Enter Shikari have announced their 2016 UK tour with The Wonder Years. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:14 AM
Nate Ruess has done a track by track commentary of Grand Romantic with Rolling Stone.
We had finished the album, and we decided that we didn't need any interludes. It felt pretentious to do, and it already felt like adding too many tracks. I like to keep albums usually at 10 [songs], and we ended up with 12. Interludes would've brought it up to 14, and it would've felt a little too conceptual. We finished the album without the intro, and "AhHa" didn't feel like it set up the album properly. It was the very last day before we had to turn in the master, and we were up until 5 o'clock in the morning recording in my house and rearranging that intro. It was supposed to be turned in three...
Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:12 AM
Fearless Records will be announcing a new singing on Monday. They've posted a teaser video in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:08 AM
Vannen has produced a limited edition Against Me! watch.
Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:04 AM
HypeBot has posted an article explaining how artists can go claim their Apple Music Connect profiles. We talk a lot about Apple Music on this week's podcast and this is the one part of the service I'm less than excited about.
Jason Tate on 06/12/15 - 10:01 AM
The AP.net staff is here to help you soundtrack your summer with a playlist each Friday for the next several weeks. Last week, Ryan D. shared his playlist of summer jams. This week, I'm here to take things in a completely different direction: roots music. From folk and alt-country to Americana and classic rock 'n' roll, this playlist encompasses the genres that have said "summer" to me longest. Whether you're heading out of town for a road trip or sitting on the porch drinking a beer late at night, this mix is ideal.
Craig Manning on 06/12/15 - 07:46 AM
Country singer, Randy Howard, has been killed in a shootout with a bounty hunter at his home in Tennessee. He was 65.
Kelly Doherty on 06/12/15 - 05:22 AM
Philadelphia indie rockers The War On Drugs have signed a two album deal with Warner Music Group.
Kelly Doherty on 06/12/15 - 05:10 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 06/12/15 - 03:00 AM
Carly Rae Jepsen's new album, Emotion, is being released in the U.S. on August 21st, with new single "Run Away With Me" dropping next month. The record, with five extra tracks, is still scheduled for release in Japan on June 23rd.
Joe DeAndrea on 06/11/15 - 07:17 PM
Taco Bell has announced its 2015 Feed The Beat roster -- all the bands listed in the replies will be getting $500 gift cards to Taco Bell. Bean and cheese burritos with no onions forever.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 03:11 PM
The New York Times is reporting that Dick Costolo will be stepping down as CEO of Twitter.
Dick Costolo, Twitter’s embattled chief executive, is stepping down, the company said Thursday. Jack Dorsey, the company’s co-founder and chairman, will serve as interim chief executive while the board searches for a permanent successor. The change is effective July 1. Twitter shares were up more than 7 percent in after-hours trading immediately after the news was announced.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 03:07 PM
Warped Tour's stage roster can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 03:06 PM
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast covers three main topics: Apple Music, Thomas's new bi-weekly series on starting a record label, and us hiring some new staff on the website. We spend the good majority talking about what we think of Apple Music, where we think it'll be successful, where we think it'll fail, what we think of the presentation, what we hope for the future, and the re-birth of Ping. The other good chunk is about Bad Timing Records and what it's like to start a record label and how being a record label in 2015 compares to past generations. All-in-all this was a really fun episode to record and we think it turned out pretty great. The episode can be streamed...
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 02:14 PM
Day Wave's new single "We Try But We Don't Fit In" is now streaming on Soundcloud. Fans of The Drums, Real Estate and their ilk will love the lo-fi surf pop act and can expect his debut EP, Headcase, on July 17.
Kelly Doherty on 06/11/15 - 12:32 PM
Liars have remixed Algiers' "Black Eunuch". Hit replies to check it out and don't forget to check out Algiers' excellent debut self-titled album, released on Matador Records last week.
Kelly Doherty on 06/11/15 - 11:56 AM
Hit the replies to check out The Maccabees' brand new single "Something Like Happiness" from their forthcoming album Marks To Prove It. The track just premiered on BBC Radio 1.
Kyle Huntington on 06/11/15 - 11:52 AM
Knuckle Puck will release Copacetic on July 31st through Rise Records.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:41 AM
Kayla St. Onge and Jonathan Diener (The Swellers) teamed up over at The Run Out with a really good piece titled "Pop Punk and Feminism: Intersectionality and Microaggressions":
If you ask anyone at a show if they’re against racism, they will most likely say yes. If you ask them if they’re for LGBT rights, they’ll most likely say yes, but you have to think critically about these things. Any idiot can say they aren’t racist because the picture we have of racism is white men in hoods lynching people. But they forget to examine the social norms we have been bred with. Another large part of racism (and any kind of discrimination) are microaggressions. Microaggressions are small, subtle, and...
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:38 AM
Bella Union's PINS have released a video for "Everyone Says" taken from their recent album, Wild Nights. Hit replies to check it out.
Kelly Doherty on 06/11/15 - 11:38 AM
It's with great pleasure that we welcome Charlie Joseph to staff today. Charlie is joining us as a contributing interviewer/article/editorial writer and if the conversations we've been having in the staff chat are any indication -- we are all in for a treat! She's written up a little welcome message below, so please join me in welcoming her to staff!
Message from CharlieHi, my name’s Charlie. I’m currently doing a degree in graphic and media design at University of the Arts London (as in the UK!). I’ve been lurking about since I found out about the site five years ago and it’s gonna be really great to finally post on here and contribute to the discussions and the website through writing...
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:14 AM
Say Anything are running a "city pride" contest.
Say Anything City Pride Contest: Share your city’s image this week and the winning city will get a personalized song written by Max! The song will be available as a free download, there will be an exclusive tee design available only at your city’s show and Max will perform the song that night!
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:02 AM
Looks like Letlive are in the studio.

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Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:00 AM
Thief Club's cover of Jimmy Eat World's "Sweetness" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:58 AM
PVRIS's cover of "Talking Bodies" by Tove Lo for BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:55 AM
Chris Farren has released a new demo collection.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:54 AM
It looks like July 10th, 2015 will mark the date the music industry shifts to Friday as the global release day. I guess I'm gonna have to tweak our albums in stores post.
More than 45 countries have signed up to the global release day initiative, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia. However, in some countries, particularly in Asia, local music repertoire will still be released on different days. For instance, in Japan domestic acts will continue to release new music on Wednesdays, two days earlier than international repertoire.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:49 AM
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