Finally. My favorite time of the year is here - the leaves change colors, the wind gets a bit brisker for hoodie weather, and football is on television all weekend. Another perk of the fall is how many great albums are releasing this month and beyond. In fact, September is so stacked with anticipated releases that I asked a couple of staff members to add in their own blurbs to we could cover more ground and I wouldn't break my "Countdown" rules. So check out our most anticipated albums for the month of September in the replies and let us know what you're really excited for in the ninth month of 2013.
Taylor Swift will be debuting a new track called "Sweeter Than Fiction (co-written by Jack Antonoff of fun.)" at the September 6th film premiere of One Chance at the Toronto International Film Festival.
A new Zedd song titled "Stay The Night (featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore)" is supposedly releasing on September 10th, although Amazon took down the listing. You can check out the artwork in the replies.
August Burns Red will be releasing a new DVD titled Foreign & Familiar, which will feature live footage and a documentary of the band's touring since Leveler. The band is also announced the "Endless Chicago Weekend" event on November 22nd and 23rd, featuring back-to-back shows at Chicago's House of Blues and, for fans holding a weekend pass, an exclusive screening of Foreign & Familiar followed by a Q&A and meet-and-greet with the band (tickets are now available).
Our Last Night has started an Indiegogo campaign to fund their new double EP. The first EP will be an electric version of the new songs while the second is an acoustic version of those same songs. Both EP's are tentatively scheduled for a November 6th release date.
50 down, 50 more to go. We're halfway through this year's batch of the Absolute 100. Hope you're ready to look through another group of 25 artists we think are going to be worth your time in 2013 and beyond and become your new favorite. Let us know what you think about this week's portion. Check back next week at this time for Part Three.
It's been rumored that Lily Allen would release her follow up to It's Not Me, It's You in 2013, but apparently it's going to be released in March of 2014. With that being said, Lily has updated her site and tweeted that she's coming back. More updates are sure to unfold in the near future.
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I found one of my favourite bands in the forum in recent times. Greaver are a four piece post-hardcore band from North Carolina who easily fall in to the emo world. Their recent debut EP, Clockwork, Creatures, is an intense emotional rollercoaster filled with urgent screams and epic instrumentation. Bringing to mind State Faults, Greaver have already created a thrilling, outstanding EP despite their musical youth. The EP is available as 'name your price' on their Bandcamp. Check them out, you won't regret it. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the...
The founders of Electric Zoo send our deepest condolences to the families of the two people who passed away this weekend. Because there is nothing more important to us than our patrons, we have decided in consultation with the New York City Parks Department that there will be no show today.