This holiday week is always a little slow around the website ... but, we didn't want to leave you hanging without an episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. We recorded a special "AMA" episode that goes through a whole bunch of questions asked to us either on the website or Twitter (using the #AskAP hashtag). We cranked out a whole bunch of them and I put a run down of those questions in the show notes. We want to say thanks to everyone that asked us any questions, we'll definitely be doing this again in the future -- so if you have feedback, let us know! Thank you to everyone that listened or gave this podcast a try this year, I think I speak for all three of the hosts when I say that it...
This Friday at 4pm PST/7pm EST, the fellas from Hands Like Houses will be swinging by to chat, as part of our weekly chat series with Warped Tour bands. Not only will they be part of this years tour (dates/tickets found here), they'll also be a part of Silverstein's 10th anniversary tour for Discovering The Waterfront.
Set Your Goals vocalist Matt Wilson has started a new band called Chains. Listen to their first song, "Cages," in the replies. Their debut EP, The Sorrow, The Sadness, will be out in early 2015 through Calaveras Records.
I am equal parts darkness and light, and I have always had ideas that wouldnít quite work for Set Your Goals; either the lyrics were too dark or the parts were too aggressive. Chains is an outlet for that. Once Set Your Goals slowed down I was able to put my ideas into motion. I grew up listening to extreme music, and this project is more in line with those tastes.
Last call for band, label, industry EOTY lists! We're collecting "end of the year lists" right here for our year end feature. This way of submitting lists is for industry related folk and bands only. If you're a member/reader/special person of the website, you can post your top albums of 2014 lists right here in our forums. We are almost done with all our staff lists, look for these on January 5th.
"We've just started the conversation in the past couple of days of when/where and how to start recording," he said. "We've been kind of taking our time trying to figure out the best way to put the record out, you know. I think we just solved that puzzle a couple of weeks ago. I donít think we have anything to prove. I think we have to just try and go into it and try to make the best album of our career and create a situation thatís really creative and conducive to that idea"
Say Anything frontman, Max Bemis, was caught on video puking on stage last night ... by TMZ. Weird.
Lead singer Max Bemis was towards the end of the set at the House of Blues in West Hollywood when he projectile vomited without warning. It's unclear why ... but there was alcohol on stage so it ain't that hard to read between the lines.
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.