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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...
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 12:02 PM
Maker is headed out on tour with Rust Belt Lights and Second To Last supporting. Dates are in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 01/06/14 - 11:14 AM
This Wild Life begin their tour in the UK tomorrow. Dates are in the replies including special guests on certain dates.
Christian Wagner on 01/06/14 - 11:07 AM
The new video from The Appreciation Post can be found in the replies (it was made with a $1 dollar budget).
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 11:03 AM
Members of Socratic have started a new band called Levy & The Oakes. We'll be premiering a new song from the band next week. Check them out on Facebook to keep updated on their activity.
Christian Wagner on 01/06/14 - 11:01 AM
Jack White is finishing up a new album.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 11:01 AM
Britney Spears' fans are pretty pissed over the fact they payed $2,500 for a meet and greet with her ... and it lasted less than 3 seconds.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 11:00 AM
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) wrote a piece on the passing of Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers.
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.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:57 AM
Some people are asking: Does the new You Me At Six album art resemble the The SpacePimps album a little too much? They're both in the replies for you to check out and decide.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:55 AM
Happy Birthday to Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys.

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Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:51 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:50 AM
Deafheaven have announced a North American tour. All their dates are in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:44 AM
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.
Jake Denning on 01/06/14 - 10:44 AM
Lady Gaga has posted a blog addressing the reports that her latest album lost her record label over $25 million dollars.
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...
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:43 AM
Stereogum is reporting that Stevie Wonder will be performing with Daft Punk at this year's Grammy Awards.
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:40 AM
St. Vincent's new tune "Digital Witness" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:37 AM
Candy Hearts are recording their new album with Chad Gilbert.
Jason Tate on 01/06/14 - 10:33 AM
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.
Ryan Gardner on 01/06/14 - 09:58 AM
Ryan Gardner on 01/06/14 - 09:47 AM
Evanescence singer Amy Lee is reportedly suing Wind-Up Records for $1.5 million in unpaid royalties.
The singer claims Wind-Up Records hatched a plot to sabotage Evanescence by replacing its promoters with a bunch of idiots who ended up torpedoing the group with lame ideas.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/06/14 - 08:38 AM
Watch The Lawrence Arms' music video for "Seventeener (17th and 37th)" on Spin.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/06/14 - 07:06 AM
Due to the recent snow storms in the northeast, The GK Holiday Show at The Studio At Webster Hall has been moved to January 11th.
Christian Wagner on 01/05/14 - 08:12 PM
You can now stream Bruce Springsteen's new album High Hopes in full over on the CBS website. The record is out January 14 via Columbia.
Chris Collum on 01/05/14 - 07:24 PM
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.
Jack Appleby on 01/05/14 - 11:53 AM
Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie scored the upcoming film Laggies.
Jason Tate on 01/05/14 - 11:16 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/05/14 - 11:14 AM
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.
Kelly Doherty on 01/05/14 - 09:10 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/05/14 - 08:14 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Drew BeringerAny and all Mogwai (new LP Rave Tapes is spectacular). Also check out my new music blog Locked Groove.
Jack Appleby Go listen to any one of the number of Northern California bands I adore: Ghost Parade, Happy Body Slow Brain, Via Coma, Strawberry Girls, I The Mighty, A Lot Like Birds, Sianvar - the list goes on.
Kelly DohertyMcCafferty's new album BeachBoy is a heartbreaking work of staggering genius that everyone should listen to. I've also been...
Jason Tate on 01/05/14 - 01:00 AM
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.

Track Listing
01) Kissing Families
02) Lazy Eye
03) Well Thought Out Twinkles
04) Little Lover's So Polite
05) Panic Switch
06) Substitution
07) The Royal We
08) Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)
09) The Pit
10) Dots And Dashes (Enough Already)
11) Cannibal

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/04/14 - 01:25 PM
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