Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
The Sidekicks will be heading out on tour next month in support of their new album, Runners in the Nerved World. You can find all of the dates in the replies with another new song called "Summer Brings You Closer To Satan."
Wind In Sails, the solo project of former Vanna vocalist/guitarist Evan Pharmakis, has signed to Equal Vision imprint Headphone Music. His sophomore album, Morning Light, will be released on February 24th. Artwork is in the replies.
1. Push and Shove
2. Keeping Count
3. Level Head
4. Lucid State
5. Murder Backwards
6. Side By Side
7. Hanging Over You
8. Set Adrift
9. The Mess We're In
10. Heart to Focus
11. Wild Child
Update: This chat is now over. Thanks to Ryan and Tuck for stopping by, be sure and catch them this summer on the Warped Tour.
At 1pm PST/4pm EST, Fit For A King will be swinging by to chat with us. They were just announced for this upcoming Vans Warped Tour, all dates/tickets can be found here. You can also talk to them about their album Slave To Nothing, which is out via Solid State Records. Or, you can talk to them about anything else you have on your mind.
Iím not totally sure how itís going to work but the goal is to find an area or an environment thatís different and not just a normal studio to be together as were architect the songs and inspire each other in ways that we did back in that timeframe. I think if we can pull off those few things weíll be in really really good shape. Weíve always done what we liked, and on the Untitled record there was a lot of debate where we thought our fans wouldnít even like it, but I think we succeeded by sticking to what we wanted to do, and it turned out to be the one that the fans like the most.
Last year, the legendary Skate and Surf Festival returned to Asbury Park after ten years away. While the man behind the scenes, John D, has the city's best interest at heart, he has made careless mistakes when booking certain performers. Last year, upon moving the festival to Asbury, the city required he remove the hip hop artist DMX from the bill, citing homophobia in his music. This year, a band called Attila is on his festival's lineup.
Since we finally got some new D'Angelo in our lives it only makes sense for some new Miguel, right? He just dropped three new songs which I would assume will be from his upcoming follow up to 2012's stellar Kaleidoscope Dream. Head to the replies to stream all three new songs and swoon with me.
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Throughout this year, we've been bringing you our favorite new releases in quarterly playlists. With the new year a couple of weeks away, we've compiled all of these playlists into a massive one that we call: "2014, A Year In Music." We've also put together a fourth quarter playlist with the best from the past three months which you can listen to as a stand alone playlist if you'd like. If not, press play on our 90-track summary of some of the best music of 2014. We focused on lesser known releases for the most part, so hopefully you can pick up some last minute additions to your end of the year list. Check out both the all year playlist and the fourth quarter playlist in both Spotify...
Season one of the Serial podcast ends today ... but we're going to keep right on trucking. This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast covers Green Day being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songkick's declaration of the "hardest working band" in music, the NYT article that claims the internet is bad for the industry and suits are good, and Wondering Sound cutting operations and the future of publishing online. We hope you enjoy. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
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