Trigger warning: Sexual assault descriptions. An accusation has begun making the rounds of the internet after it was picked up from the comments of one post and then posted to Tumblr. From there it's been growing. The accusation is one of rape, ten years ago, by Conor Oberst. It now appears that the original poster has created a blog and posted more information about how and why this came out where and as it did. She has also been answering/responding to a few questions as well.
Update: We have received a statement from Conor Oberst's publicist.
Usually we wouldn't feel the urge to comment on spurious blog chatter but the recent allegations made about Conor Oberst by an anonymous...
The Everly Brothers’ harmonies are so immaculate. You can tell that they’re brothers and have been singing together basically since birth. They improved on the whole craft of singing harmony, and their harmonies are pretty much better than everybody’s.
In the small lull right before we get ready for all the great releases in 2014 -- we've got one last "best of 2013" feature for you to peruse. This one is full of top album lists from all of our individual staff members as well as lists from bands, labels, industry execs, and more. There's over a hundred different lists to check out and discover new music from.
We're extremely excited to bring you a stream of Lost In Life, the brand new full-length album from New York hardcore band Backtrack. They're easily becoming one of the most notable bands in the hardcore scene, and you'd really ought to keep an ear out for when they're hitting your city on their tour supporting Comeback Kid. Head to the replies to check out the album, as well as upcoming tour dates.
It is late because, just like with the Applause video unfortunately, I was given a week to plan and execute it. It is very devastating for someone like me, I devote every moment of my life to creating fantasies for you. All my my most successful videos were planned over a period of time when I was rested and my creativity was honored. Those who have betrayed me gravely mismanaged my time and health and left me on my own to damage control any problems that ensued as a result.
Millions of dollars are not enough for some people. They want billions. Then they need...
Christopher Minor of Time Will Tell recently recorded a new song called "The Watchful" with Rob Freeman. He then worked with director John Komar on a short-film video for the song. Today, we are excited to premiere the video - it's in the replies. The track is a stark departure of his work with Time Will Tell - the pop-punk sound is now replaced with a dark, atmospheric, and experimental vibe that works very well for him.
Most Instagram challenges are ridiculous, but some of the staff and a bunch of users are participating in #JanuaryRecordADay. It's one of those silly picture-a-day things, but it's vinyl, so we're all nerding out. Check out the challenge's rules in the replies, and leave your links if you're participating or want to talk vinyl.
If you'd like to order the new comic series from Max Bemis, Evil Empire, you can do so here.
Told through the perspective of an underground rapper named Reese, Max Bemis’ gripping story explores a scenario in which we watch modern society gradually evolve (or is it devolve?) into an evil empire.
In the first Self Promotion Spotlight of the new year, I came across the wonderful Every Atlas, a three piece from California. The band's shaky, slightly fragile indie rock is quite reminiscent of Bad Books and Manchester Orchestra, and makes for quite an interesting midpoint between all out indie rock and and the indie folk sound which was a little prominent a few years ago. The band's new single "Fragile Bones" is name your price on their Bandcamp and their new album Older Oak is due out this Spring. 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 Self-Promotion forum.
Silversun Pickups will release a new greatest hits album called The Singles Collection on February 25th. You can also find the group's new song entitled "Cannibal" in the replies.
01) Kissing Families
02) Lazy Eye
03) Well Thought Out Twinkles
04) Little Lover's So Polite
05) Panic Switch
07) The Royal We
08) Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
09) The Pit
10) Dots And Dashes (Enough Already)