I'm damn excited to post this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast, not only because now that I'm done editing I can go grab some food and listen to the new Gaslight Anthem album, but also because I'm really proud of this episode. This week's episode centers around "the best catalog bands" from our scene, but also includes: talking a little about that Four Year Strong EP, the whole Story So Far vs Warped Security fiasco, Amber Pacific's guest vocals mixup, conflict of interest in our jobs, and Eddie from Thrice joining Angels and Airwaves. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
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Happy Friday! It sure is Friday. The weekend is here at last. I know you’ve worked 40 hours this week, but I need you to work 15 more minutes right now. We are about to create, together, the darkest, most intriguing corner of AbsolutePunk.net (darker than the PL forum and more intriguing than the Brand New thread circa 2009). Today is the day that I proudly/shamefully introduce you to a new semi-regular feature titled Phaynes Eats Phood. If you’re a forum regular, you may know phaynes1 for being a curmudgeonly old man-type poster (he is only 25 though). I used to live with Phaynes, and while being his roommate, one of the things I was most shocked to discover was his abnormal eating...
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. It's the beginning of a special weekend for me: I'll be getting married tomorrow afternoon, to the girl of my dreams. This playlist was made to reflect all of the excitement and emotion of the biggest day of my life.
On July 22nd, Four Year Strong will finally release their long-awaited EP, Go Down In History. Today, we're bringing you a brand new track off the EP, titled "Living Proof Of A Stubborn Youth" - head to the replies to check it out. You can also check out the band on the Warped Tour through August 3rd over at the Kia Electric Soul main stage.
Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet. WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.
We're excited to announce that our annual holiday show this year will be at The Trocadero in Philadelphia on December 26th! Tickets go on sale next Friday, July 18, at 12pm noon. Can't wait to get the Starting Line family together again for the holidays!
Without insurance, the cost for the surgery amounts to $50,000, including different programs helping to lower the cost. And even after cost of the surgery, anesesthia, hospital bills, etc, there is rehabilitation and physical therapy as well. Before I go ahead and ask for a handout, I want to make it known that you will be given the opportunity to gain something as well. We have worked together to come up with a few different packages in return for your financial help. After speaking with the hospital, I am certain that this can be taken care of fairly quickly, thus leading to more time spent on...
I’ve always thought of music as a mirror to the adventure of living. Over the last 14 years I have lived many lives and had the opportunity to play stages around the world in various incarnations. At times I’ve performed simply as Andrew McMahon but mostly as Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate. As I embark on yet another musical adventure, I will be traveling with my band to many of those same stages, this time as “Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness”. I suppose my wilderness is mostly an abstract one. Since putting Jack’s behind me, I have forced myself into strange spaces seeking new stimulus. New lights on...
Riot Fest, which features well known rock and punk acts such as Primus, The Cure, Wu-Tang Clan and Slayer, was scheduled for Sept. 19-21 at May Farms in Byers. It made its first appearance in the state last year, also at May Farms. The festival was expected to attract 17,000 people a day to Byers, a town of just over 1,000 residents located about 40 miles east of Denver.
It's not clear how organizers of the festival will deal with the thousands of fans who have purchased tickets to Riot Fest or whether they will try to find an alternate location in the state.
"A day before the charges went public, we heard he'd been arrested and immediately we knew the band was over," Richardson says. "The next morning, we started reading tweets about what he tried to do. And we couldn't believe it." Every member except Watkins has children – Richardson's young daughter knew the singer as Uncle Ian – which, they say, made the betrayal worse. Both he and Gaze say they'll never listen to the music again. "I can't," Gaze says. "It's tainted, because he was the voice of the band, and it was his lyrics."
What about now? Since 1990, it seems that the average song length has sort of stabilized around 250 seconds (over 4 minutes). Maybe that’s because humans prefer 4 minute songs. Clearly there is no technological limit to song length anymore, right?
You need to reinvent yourself, you don’t need to reinvent the whole fucking thing. I mean even with the teaser, we’re just fucking with people. Andy Diamond and I are just running down the street and he’s spitting beer out of his mouth, like we were just having some fun with that one. But that was part of the reason… like we would rather people be like, “What the fuck is this?” than say, “Oh another Gaslight album, ho hum”.
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I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help...
We are giving away a pair of ticket to the SomeKindaWonderful show on Monday, July 14th at Studio Webster Hall in NYC. Their single "Reverse" hit the top spot for most played song on Sirius XM’s Alt Nation and #5 most played song on KROQ, so you're guaranteed to have a good time! Simply respond in the replies for a chance to win.
Congrats to our friends in Every Time I Die who landed on the #22 spot on this weeks Billboard Top 200 Chart, selling 12,532 copies of their seventh full-length album, From Parts Unknown. You can watch the band destroy the Monster Energy stage on this year's Vans Warped Tour, which runs through August 3rd.
DJ Scout (Issues) has remixed Palisades "High And Low", which you can check out in the replies. You can find DJ Scout all summer long on the Beatport stage on Warped Tour, as well as with his band Issues on the Journeys stage. You can catch Palisades on the All-Stars tour.
Have Mercy will rerelease their debut EP My Oldest Friend on August 5 via Soft Speak Records. This version will feature new artwork and a bonus track titled "Seventeen." You can pre-order the EP at Soft Speak's store.
Just taking a minute to thank everyone for all the fun at the shows recently. As Chris Conley would say, we feel powerfully psyched. It's a beautiful day today, and we are really looking forward to tonight and the remainder of the shows on the East coast.
We've put some new t-shirt set designs up in the store. One design of each set will be available exclusively at live events, so if you happen to be at a show, pick one up.
I don’t really think that I’m out of line when I say that a bunch of grown men pulling a kid into a room and injecting him with a drug that will cause him to get a boner and then taking pictures of said boner is a fucked up, terrible thing. Yet that’s exactly what seems to be on the verge of happening in Manassas, VA as retribution for a 17 year old guy texting a picture of his boner to his 15 year old then-girlfriend during a sexy text exchange. The girl seems to have texted pictures of herself to the boy as well, but it was the girl’s mom who found the boner on her daughter’s phone and...
Capo Touch helps you learn the music in your iTunes library quickly. By slowing your music, automatically detecting chords, or changing key, this new iOS version of the award-winning Mac App Capo's capabilities let you learn to play your songs faster than ever.
In a new interview with Kerrang, Deryck Whibley (Sum 41) talks about how Iggy Pop and Tommy Lee have been helping him with advice in regard to his sobriety.
"Now I'm sober, I don't get calls from certain people that I used to… the drinking friends," Whibley said. "Now I'm the bum-out to them. Who wants to invite the sober guy to the party? Y'know who has been incredibly supportive? Iggy Pop. He had a lot of great advice; he's been through it all. We've been friends for years."