A few minutes into our latest episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast I ask -- "who can I blame for that Transit album?" -- and so begins the discussion with Jesse Cannon (he's probably had something to do with at least one album you like) about production, mastering, mixing, recording, DIY, punk, and how the music scene exists today and might in the future. I really like how this episode came out -- it's more of a back-and-forth discussion with Zack, Jesse, and myself about a variety of topics. You can stream or download it in the replies, and after listening hit me up here or on Twitter if you have thoughts to share about any of the topics.
The staff are almost done compiling our site-wide list, but we still want label/band/industry people lists! If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record label, what label?). We'll be compiling everything together and post it all around the new year with the official AP.net staff lists as well.
Amazon has released the best selling albums and songs of all time on the service. Heartthrob by Tegan & Sara is this year's best-selling mp3 album, with Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend coming in second. Fun. has the 6th best selling mp3 album of all time on the service, and the third best selling mp3 of all time with "We Are Young" and the tenth with "Some Nights."
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After several single streams from Undesirable People that were veryreceptive, it only made sense to stream the full EP too. Stream Former Self / Current State in the replies along with their tour dates.
Hey all, and thanks for taking the time to read the 1st installment in “Four Chords & Seven Years Ago.” Last week we talked aboutDown To Earth Approach and it was met with a ton of positive feedback of people listening/remembering them and reminiscing about DTEA stories. This week, we talk about Louisville, KY's Emanuel. Head to the replies to read the whole entry.
So, uh, Beyoncé just dropped her fifth studio album, a self-titled effort, with no fanfare or buzz on iTunes. Not only does Beyoncé contain fourteen new songs but each song has a video accompaniment. Bow down to the Queen.
It is with great pain but quiet respect, that for personal reasons Joey Jordison and Slipknot are parting ways. We all wish Joey the best in whatever his future holds. We understand that many of you will want to know how and why this has come to be, and we will do our best to respond to these questions in the near future. It is our love for all of you, as well as for the music we create, that spurs us to continue on and move forward with our plans for releasing new material in the next year. We hope that all of you will come to understand this, and we appreciate your continued support while we plan the next phase of the future...
NO has signed to Arts & Crafts. The band will release their debut album, El Prado, on February 18th, 2014.
01) Leave The Door Wide Open
02) Stay With Me
03) What's Your Name
05) So Scared
06) There's a Glow
08) Another Life
09) The Long Haul
10) North Star
11) Last Chance
12) Hold On
13) Go Outside