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Today, I'm very excited to share a brand new music video from Heart To Heart for their song "Hellbound". The song can be found on their 2014 Pure Noise Records release, Dulce, which was one of my favorite records of the year. If you liked what you heard, you can pick up the record. Head to the replies to check out the video.
Jake Denning on 01/09/15 - 09:54 AM
If you're looking for a heartwarming story to make your Friday a little better, look no further. Hardcore bands may have a notorious reputation to some, but to many it is known for being among the most united and loyal. One of the scene's most well-respected veterans, Nate Gluck, a bassist and manager for many bands throughout his career, has been stricken with stomach cancer. Due to the overwhelming bills that this illness brings, a GoFundMe was started. Less than 24 hours since it has been started, over $50,000 has been raised. We wish the best for Nate and his family during this time.
Christian Wagner on 01/09/15 - 09:31 AM
Plenty of people say our genre of music (whatever that even is anymore) all sounds the same, but one dude proved that popular "country" music is actually the same song over and over and over again. Head to the replies to hear the mash-up featuring such acts as Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton.
Blake Solomon on 01/09/15 - 09:01 AM
Slaves (UK) have released their official video for the new single "The Hunter". Check it out in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 01/09/15 - 08:48 AM
Current and former members of Vanna, A Loss For Words, Since the Flood and other Massachusetts groups have formed a hardcore band called Brickwalker. Their first song, "Open Eyes," is streaming on Bandcamp.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/09/15 - 08:06 AM
Antique Records has signed three new bands: Well Kept Things, Trophy Lungs, and Microwave. To celebrate, the label has released a video sampler of five Spring 2015 albums. Watch it in the replies, where you'll also find the spring release list.
Ryan Gardner on 01/09/15 - 08:04 AM
Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of All Time Low will be hosting this year's APMAS.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/08/15 - 06:25 PM
Sir Sly's debut television performance was on Conan last night.
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 05:08 PM
The first AbsolutePunk Podcast of 2015 is here and we're using it to look back at 2014 and everything we loved (and hated) about it. This week's topics include our feelings on the staff "best of" list and how that all came together. We also take a look at our own personal lists and what made those lists and what was left off -- we discuss a few of the albums at random and look at the most surprising inclusions. Then we talk a little bit about why some of the albums on our lists weren't talked about much during the year and then ended up being in the top tier. We finish up talking about our most anticipated albums for this year (a topic where we're now allowed to mention Brand New) and we...
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 04:41 PM
Hit the replies to check out a brand new music video from OATH, titled "Sorrow Society".
Jake Denning on 01/08/15 - 02:57 PM
Ed Rose is now the in-house engineer for the Lawrence, KS public library music studio.
Ed Rose has been helping bands record across the country since the 80′s, but you may recognize him as the Chief Engineer over at Black Lodge Recording in Eudora. He’s worked with a number of popular bands, including The Get Up Kids, Touche Amore, The Casket Lottery, The Capsules (pictured below with Rose), and more.
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:39 PM
Runaway Brother's new single "Moth" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:38 PM
Periphery's new song "Alpha" can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:36 PM
It looks like Farewell Continental have begun recording their new album.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:35 PM
American Football appeared and played acoustic versions of a few songs on today's episode of Comedy Bang Bang.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:33 PM
Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms has posted a new blog.
To be clear: I hate the idea of thuggish censorship. I hate violence. I strongly distrust guns. I hate radical fundamentalism, whether it’s islam or christianity. Fuck it all. However, I think that our narrative is deeply flawed when we see these kinds of acts and don’t even ask why they’re happening beyond “wow, these assholes hate our freedom and get super butthurt when you mock their dumb prophet.” That’s ignoring A) that this is an act perpetrated by crazy people and B) that there’s rage out there that’s very real and it’s the result of personal loss and horrible grief. “They hate our freedom?” Sheeeit, maybe because our...
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:31 PM
The Offspring are teasing their new single on Facebook.
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:27 PM
Hit the replies to stream Chains' new EP, The Sorrow, The Sadness.
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:26 PM
Luke Johnson has left No Devotion. Matt Tong will be filling in on the band's upcoming recordings, and Phil Jenkins live.
No Devotion has been an integral part of my daily life for the last two years. It comes with great sadness to announce that after the NYC show on October 28th 2014 I parted ways with No Devotion. This was a very difficult decision to make; we have been through a lot together. Love ‘em like brothers! I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people that continue to support me, especially the Fans! Much love and Respect!
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:24 PM
Iron and Wine will be releasing a new set of archival recordings. The first set Archive Series Volume No. 1 will be out February 24th. Hit the repleis to stream "Everyone's Summer of '95."
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:21 PM
Choke Up will release their debut full-length, Black Coffee, Bad Habits, via Black Numbers on February 3. The band takes cues from acts like Hot Water Music, as BrooklynVegan pointed out when they streamed their first single "Thicket And Vine," but I also hear a fair amount of newer-school gruff-punk-ish emo like Captain, We're Sinking in the song we're debuting today, titled "KC." Check it out in the replies, and if you dig it, you can pre-order Black Coffee, Bad Habits via the Black Numbers webstore.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/08/15 - 09:39 AM
Progressive indie alt rockers The Dirty Jacks dropped their new EP, All Part of the Plan, on Tuesday. You can watch the Maryland-based group's new music video "God I Never Felt This Nice" in the replies, where you can also stream the EP. Their unique sound might appeal to fans of Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Incubus or Glassjaw.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/08/15 - 08:43 AM
Hit the replies to stream a new Action Bronson track titled "Actin Crazy." The song was produced by Drake's right-hand man Noah "40" Shebib and comes from Bronson's major label debut Mr. Wonderful, due out March 24th.
Jake Jenkins on 01/07/15 - 09:46 PM
Cleveland RnB/jazz/rock/neo-soul multi-instrumentalist Marcus Alan Ward can be seen here in the latest episode of Vanice Alexander's ongoing web series Finding Cleveland. He will also be hitting the road with Gosh Pith starting tomorrow for a short string of dates in the Midwest, which you can check out in the replies. Be sure to download his superb debut album from last year, Last Night I Grew Tentacles for free/pay what you want.

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Jake Jenkins on 01/07/15 - 07:32 PM
Another week, another wave of warped bands announced. This week's announcements are Being As An Ocean, Born Cages, Rotting Out and While She Sleeps.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/15 - 05:12 PM
State Champs will release their follow up to 2013's The Finer Things later this year.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/07/15 - 01:34 PM
Noel Gallagher talks to NME about the state of the music industry.
The artist used to drive the industry, but the industry reacted to Britpop, or whatever it was. And now bands go to the industry and go, 'What is it you want again? OK, I can do that.' But when we all came along – and it wasn't by design, it was completely accidental – the industry took a step back and was like, 'What the fuck is this? These people are all drug addicts and maniacs, they're gonna fuck the fucking share prices up! We need to get rid of these people!'" "If Oasis were starting tomorrow we would have nowhere near the impact, because you're judged instantly on your first gig, and then Radio 1 will judge you on...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 01:00 PM
Pentimento are the latest band to appear on Punks in Vegas "Stripped Down Sessions."

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Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:56 PM
You, Me & Everyone We Know's new EP Dogged is up for preorder.

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Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:54 PM
Amy Davidson, writing for The New Yorker:
This was an attack on a publication and a neighborhood, a country and its press, and on any journalist, in any city. The magazine made fun of people—of many faiths, for many follies, which we all need to be reminded that we have. Some of the cartoons were blatantly, roughly sexual, and not designed to endear them to Jews or Christians. Satire was Charlie Hebdo’s mission, and a necessary one. There were times when the French government asked the magazine to hold back, but the magazine kept being itself, which is what one wishes for in a free press. Wednesday’s crime should not cause anyone to second-guess Charlie Hebdo’s editorial decisions....
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:52 PM
Ryan Adams apparently played at Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz's wedding.

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Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:49 PM
I actually got a press release from Steve Aoki today letting me know he won't be "caking" fans at festivals anymore, only on headlining dates. Just another day.
To start the New Year I’m making some new changes and have decided I'll no longer be caking fans at most festivals. There might be an exception here or there but for the most part I'll be saving the CAKE for my headline shows, keeping it exclusive for the die hard fans. So if you want to get caked, come to one of my headline shows like the Neon Future Experience that is happening across the USA and Canada in Feb/March, or at my upcoming Manchester and London shows, or in Vegas and Ibiza. And to show my love to all the fans...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:46 PM
Comeback Kid's new video for "Didn't Even Mind" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:43 PM
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! talked to Time about plans for the future, including a new book, new album, and a live album.
I’ve been working on a book for the last few years, and most books these days are usually around 100,000 words. My book that I’ve been working on is a collection of tour journals. I’ve been keeping tour journals since I was 17 years old. I transcribed them all, and it’s a million words. I have a lot of cutting down to do, and after I got through transcribing them, I kind of got to a point where I was like, “I need to get the f-ck away from a computer, I don’t know how to narrow this down.” These songs really tell the story I’m trying to tell. The setlists I’ve...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:42 PM
The Gaslight Anthem have announced Chris Farren of Fake Problems will be opening for the band on their Australia tour dates.
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:40 PM
The Movielife have announced some new shows.
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:35 PM
Murder by Death's new song "Send Me Home" can be found in the replies. The song comes from the band's upcoming album, Big Dark Love, due out February 3rd.
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:34 PM
Allison Weiss has announced that she and Rob Lynch will be touring the UK together.
After some hard behind-the-scenes work by some very good people, I’m SO happy to announce that Rob Lynch and I will still be touring the UK together as originally planned!! Unfortunately, our former tour mate Jake McElfresh (Front Porch Step) has dropped off the dates due to a very sensitive personal situation. Though this news almost derailed the whole tour, Rob and I have just learned that the two of us will still be able to play the originally scheduled shows*.

Despite the upsetting nature of recent events, Rob and I feel that these shows will be even more special than before. We’ve chosen to...
Jason Tate on 01/07/15 - 12:30 PM
Glamour Kills have announced their Spring Break '15 tour. Set It Off is headlining with support from Against The Current, As It Is and Roam. Dates are in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/07/15 - 12:26 PM
New England Metal & Hardcore Festival has announced its second wave of bands, including The Red Chord, Code Orange, Cruel Hand and Motionless In White. The updated line-up can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/07/15 - 10:47 AM
Rotting Out and Expire are going on tour - dates and support are below.
Ryan Gardner on 01/07/15 - 09:21 AM
In case you missed it, we teamed up with Enjoy the Ride Records to give away a limited edition vinyl copy of the Bridge and Tunnel original motion picture soundtrack on Facebook. It features new music from John Nolan, Bayside, Vinnie Caruana and more. Enter soon, because we're picking a winner this week.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/06/15 - 08:37 PM
Microwave's Audiotree Session can be found here.
Zac Djamoos on 01/06/15 - 06:15 PM
Heartless Breakers will release their debut full-length, The Great Give Back, on March 10 via Animal Style. Check out the artwork in the replies.

1. Right Mistakes
2. Carbon Copy
3. Everything I Can't
4. Presence Unknown
5. An Aching Kind of Growing
6. Subdued
7. Liquid Confidence
8. Return to Sender
9. Apartment 1E
10. The Great Give Back
Zac Djamoos on 01/06/15 - 06:10 PM
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