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This is absolutely one of the best conversations we've had yet on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. A few weeks ago, Jason and I had the pleasure of speaking with Kevin Devine about his two new albums, Bulldozer and Bubblegum, the recording of said albums, crowd-sourcing, and more.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 10/18/13 - 01:17 PM
This week on the 20th episode (wow we made it to 20!) of the AbolutePunk.net Podcast, Jason and I talk with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail. Buddy has always been one of the most blunt and honest musicians I've ever talked to and on this episode we talk music, the industry, and the life of a band. Do you do it for the money? What happens after you get your one shot?

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Drew Beringer on 10/11/13 - 11:10 AM
This week on the 18th episode of the AbolutePunk.net Podcast, Jason and I talk with Casey Crescenzo of The Dear Hunter about his upcoming four movement symphony project. What’s it like to tackle something completely unlike anything he’s done before? The in-depth discussion and answers may just inspire you to try it yourself.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 09/27/13 - 09:52 AM
Podcasting is easy when you get to talk shop with one of your all-time favorite musicians. And on the 17th episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast, Jason and I got to do just that when we sat down with Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World. We talk about the band’s recent tour, recording and releasing Damage (the band's latest album), and the mindset behind why the band tries to write for themselves — not critics.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 09/20/13 - 10:33 AM
It's been the album everyone's been listening to and discussing all week - now you can get a little inside info on the writing and recording of Balance and Composure's new album, The Things We Think We're Missing, by listening to the sixteenth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. Jason and I talked with Jon Simmons, Erik Peterson, and Bailey Van Ellis about the themes of the record, what it was like recording with Will Yip, and more.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 09/13/13 - 12:56 PM
This week Jason and I kind of nerd out with Tom Chiari, guitarist of Hostage Calm and Run For Cover Records label manager. We discussed the killer 2013 RFC is having thus far and a bunch of cool insider-type topics that most people may not know about smaller labels and how they operate. We also talk a little Hostage Calm as well.

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Drew Beringer on 09/06/13 - 09:15 AM
The 1975's upcoming self-titled debut is one of the most anticipated albums of 2013. Jason and I were fortunate enough to get advances of this record a while back and we are both pretty big fans of it (it may potentially top Jason's AOTY list). Fellow staff member Kyle Huntington also had the pleasure to hear the album early and we invited him on as our guest for this week's podcast in which we discuss the album at length. We also get Kyle's UK perspective, since the band originated from and have blown up over there. You can stream The 1975's debut record now and check out the podcast afterwards.

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Drew Beringer on 08/30/13 - 10:51 AM
Like many of you, Jason and I are pretty huge fans of Thrice and we celebrate every release in its discography. So it was quite the honor to speak Riley Breckenridge on the latest AbsolutePunk.net Podcast episode. In this episode, we break down the entire Thrice discography (with Riley sharing a lot of cool stories and inside information), talk about the band's current status, and we even fit in a little baseball talk.

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Drew Beringer on 08/23/13 - 10:35 AM
For those who don't know, AbsolutePunk.net initially started out as a Blink-182/MxPx fansite. So it's pretty cool that our latest AbsolutePunk.net Podcast episode features Jason chatting with Mike Herrera of MxPx. In this episode, Jason and Mike talk about the current status of the band, being in a band for some two decades, record label politics, real world politics, and Mike’s own podcast hour.

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Drew Beringer on 08/16/13 - 12:05 PM
The eleventh episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening enjoyment. In this episode, AJ, Cody, and Matt of The Dangerous Summer stopped by the LA office to talk about Golden Record, its headlining tour, AJ's love for pop music, and plenty of other topics.

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Drew Beringer on 08/09/13 - 07:22 AM
The tenth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your enjoyment. In this episode, Jason and I called up Zack Zarrillo of PropertyofZack fame to talk about Blink182, Fall Out Boy, the music blog world, and plenty of other topics.

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Drew Beringer on 08/02/13 - 09:20 AM
The ninth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your enjoyment. In this episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Touché Amoré's Jeremy Bolm. I could talk with Jeremy all day about music and records and we almost did, as we discussed the inspiration behind the artwork of the band's upcoming new album, Is Survived By, his record label Secret Voice, and the hobby of collecting vinyl.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions below), or streaming/downloading the mp3 in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 07/26/13 - 10:27 AM
The eighth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with P.O.S. It was a great conversation, as Jason and I both find Stef to be an inspiration. We discussed many things, including his latest album, We Don't Even Live Here, his journey to find a kidney match, and even Yeezus.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 07/19/13 - 05:59 AM
The seventh episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche, Peace'd Out, and formerly The Movielife). We talked about what the band has been working on in the studio, Peace'd Out touring, as well as getting nostalgic about The Movielife.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, we hope you enjoy.
Drew Beringer on 07/12/13 - 12:01 PM
So Jason and I have been kicking around some ideas for the AbsolutePunk Podcast and we thought we'd try out a monthly feature in which we'd try to answer any and all questions posed to us in its accompanying thread. So, have at it - post a question (or questions) you've been dying to know the answers to. We'll be back this Friday with our latest episode featuring Vinnie Caruana of I Am The Avalanche.
Drew Beringer on 07/08/13 - 12:29 PM
Back in February, I had the chance to sit down and talk to Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die about the impending 10th anniversary of the band's beloved second album, Hot Damn!, as well as other ETID-related topics. I was planning on posting that interview around this time to coincide with the actual anniversary date. But since we started this podcast, I thought I'd just give you guys the real deal and upload the audio from that conversation and turn this into the sixth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. It's similar in nature to the podcast Jason posted a few weeks ago with Ryan Key.

Anyways, this episode is a blast, as you can imagine. As always, you can subscribe to this...
Drew Beringer on 07/03/13 - 10:20 AM
The fifth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I break down the halfway point of 2013 and discuss our favorite albums thus far, our most anticipated for the rest of the year, and alcohol. Also, Cyborg Jason makes an appearance once again.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, feedback and thoughts are always welcomed. This is the first of three great episodes this week.
Drew Beringer on 07/01/13 - 06:32 AM
The fourth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with The Swellers' Jono Diener. We talked with our resident movie reviewer about Warped Tour, the band's recent signing with No Sleep Records and upcoming album, as well what it means when you smell like soup.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, feedback and thoughts are always welcomed. Starting with this episode you'll notice a significant improvement in audio quality. We...
Drew Beringer on 06/28/13 - 07:30 AM
We have a special mini-podcast going live today. Last year (actually just about exactly a year ago), Jason did a phone interview with Ryan Key of Yellowcard, but due to some unforeseen circumstances occurring practically simultaneously the interview was never transcribed and released. Now that we have this podcast, we figured this would be a really good way to release the audio from this interview. The quality isn’t as good as the previous podcasts, as it wasn’t recorded to ever be one — however, Jason tried to clean it up as best he could.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways - via iTunes or your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) - and you can also simply...
Drew Beringer on 06/24/13 - 11:21 AM
The third episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. This episode is the last of three conversations Jason and I had with Say Anything's Max Bemis. In this episode, we talked about the third disc of the band's recent All My Friends Are Enemies rarities release. Most notably, we discuss with Max why college wasn't for him, why he doesn't curse on record anymore, and the future of the band.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways - via iTunes or your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) - and you can also simply stream in in the replies or download it here. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always,...
Drew Beringer on 06/21/13 - 11:04 AM
As much as you're enjoying our first few podcasts with Max Bemis -- Jason and I took some time out last Thursday to just shoot the shit and talk about the new Jimmy Eat World and Relient K albums, pre-leak Yeezus, and Apple's WWDC.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways - you can subscribe via iTunes, you can add it on your own via the RSS feed (instructions in the replies), or you can simply stream it in the replies or download it here. You can find all the past episodes here. As always, feedback and thoughts are welcomed.
Drew Beringer on 06/17/13 - 09:56 AM
The second episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. This episode features the second of the three conversations with Say Anything's Max Bemis. Jason and I talk to Max about the second disc of the band's recent All My Friends Are Enemies rarities release. Most notably, we talk more about the band's early origins, how they got signed to Doghouse, and how Drive-Thru Records had a big influence early in the process, amongst other things.

You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways - via iTunes or your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) - and you can also simply stream in in the replies or download it here. As always,...
Drew Beringer on 06/14/13 - 06:59 AM
Just in case you missed it last week, we premiered the first episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. Our first guest is Max Bemis of Say Anything and we discussed the My Friends Are Enemies rarities release. Episode 2 with Max premieres this Friday (June 14th) and it's a really good one, as he shares some stories with the world for the first time. Don't miss it.
Drew Beringer on 06/11/13 - 03:38 PM
I've wanted an official AbsolutePunk.net podcast for a while. I love listening to podcasts, I love doing them (you may remember user anamericangod and I had a brief podcast run), but we just never had the time or resources to really commit to doing one on the site. That all changes today. I am extremely proud to introduce the first episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. We were fortunate enough to have Max Bemis of Say Anything to be our first guest and we recorded so much great stuff that we divided it up into three separate episodes, with the first one premiering today and the other two being released over the course of the next two weeks every Friday. We talked to Max about the...
Drew Beringer on 06/06/13 - 10:38 PM
Well, it's the start of the new week and if you're visiting this website on a mobile device right now ... you've probably noticed that we've got a brand new mobile site. This is the culmination of countless hours of work and testing and dedication from all the AP.net staff and quite a few active beta testers -- we're pretty proud of how it came out. To celebrate, we're throwing a contest ... and all of those details can be found below. But first, I want to highlight a few things about the new mobile site and also open this thread (as well as this one in the general forum) to any questions or comments you may have. Our website is ever evolving, and it's from feedback from you, the user,...
Jason Tate on 04/29/13 - 10:25 AM
Come on in to the AbsolutePunk Turntable room and spin some jams with us!
Cody Nelson on 03/29/13 - 08:57 PM
The forum users of this dear website have put together another "Fantasy Band Draft". Head here to vote for your favourite of the shortlist now.
Kyle Huntington on 02/17/13 - 08:34 AM
Valencia was a beloved band 'round these parts - why would vocalist Shane Henderson's new project be any different? With help from Trevor Leonard and Will Noon (Fun.), Shane Henderson and The Future Perfect carries that passion from We All Need A Reason To Believe and Dancing With A Ghost while showing a new side of Shane. Hit the replies to watch their debut music video for "Wasting Time," and be sure to let us know what you think.
Jack Appleby on 12/18/12 - 02:58 AM
I just got done reading a really great article by Pitchfork columnist Andrew Nosnitsky here. In Nosnitsky's column, he focuses his examples of "classic" albums around the genre of hip-hop and the critical acclaim of Kendrick Lamar's new album good kid, m.A.A.d city. He makes a a lot of valued points on how critics will deem an album a classic with only a few weeks to a month of listening behind it. Where's the time? Where's the album's retrospect in history? For that matter, he also points out the difference in an artist going into the studio to write an album with no real intentions versus the tunnel-vision of making an album for the purpose of having a legacy.

So what makes an album a...
Adam Pfleider on 11/20/12 - 01:33 PM
Good morning from Austin, TX. Today starts the first day of the seventh annual Fun Fun Fun Fest. Last night I saw great sets from Superchunk, Dwarves and The Impalers. Be sure to follow me through the weekend on our new Instagram feed: @absolutepunk. I'll be making plenty of snide remarks which may not reflect the views of this site through my Twitter here. If you're down here for the weekend, be sure to say "Hi!" and come pit with me during Converge tonight. I'm just kidding, I don't want to be killed the first day, but I'll see you there, I'll be the old guy in the back.
Adam Pfleider on 11/02/12 - 08:21 AM
Have you ever wanted to know what Jason Tate's least favorite genre of music is? How about which unsigned bands Drew Beringer would sign? What would Eda eat for a last meal? You can find these answers and much more in Part II of our Staff Interview, which you can read here. Did you miss the first part? You can read Part I here. Thanks for all your questions, and we'll do it again this time next year.
Jake Denning on 11/02/12 - 02:13 AM
You gave us questions, and we answered the good ones. You can check out Pt. 1 of the 2012 Absolutepunk Staff Interview here. Come back next Friday for Pt. 2.
Jake Denning on 10/26/12 - 12:35 PM
Last week I met up with Colin Frangicetto to talk about music and art. I began writing what was supposed to be last week's column, but other factors in my life got in the way, and I returned to it this week. At the same time, discussion brewed again about Buzzmedia "buying up all the punk stock" or whatever, and it just sort of hit me about how much we complain about the price of art and our trades versus the creation of it. You can read my very long rant on the subject here. This week I have one question for you: How much of your time, money and effort have you put into something you loved for more than just the return? Take this weekend to make like The Hold Steady, and try to stay...
Adam Pfleider on 10/12/12 - 01:20 PM
Let's get weird in the the turntable room, folks.
Drew Beringer on 08/03/12 - 09:29 PM
We have a new staff member aboard the pirate ship known as AP.net. His name is Craig Manning. Say hello and welcome him with open arms and hearts.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/02/12 - 05:39 AM
You can stream/download a free compilation of cover songs done exclusively by our very own AP.net users here. Once again solidifying that we have the best online community ever.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 07/31/12 - 01:58 PM
Starting Saturday in San Antonio, we'll have AbsolutePunk buttons to give away at this year's Vans Warped Tour. I'll be at the No Sleep Records tent Saturday and Sunday in Houston. So come say "Hello!" and grab a pin and be sure to check out what our friends at No Sleep brought along with them all summer, including their sampler featuring new and unreleased tracks from the label's newest signings and alumni you are already loving. Don't worry, even after this weekend, we're going to leave the buttons at the tent for all the dates. Make sure to snag one before they're all gone.
Adam Pfleider on 06/27/12 - 11:24 AM
Happy 2012 to every staffer, user, industry folk, band and reader alike. We just came off quite a year for music. I'm still going over some "end of the year" lists from friends and networks and am discovering what I missed. In particular, five things really stuck out to me this past year. You can check out what I have to say here, and don't forget to scan over our EOTY lists one last time before we start rocking out into what I expect to be another exceptional year. Besides a particular album or band or song, what were your favorite musical moments of 2011? Let's have one last toast before the world ends.
Adam Pfleider on 01/02/12 - 01:16 PM
Bored on a Tuesday night? Come listen to some tunes and discuss music in the AP.net Turntable room.
Drew Beringer on 07/12/11 - 06:14 PM
We're spinning some sick tracks over at the AP.net Turntable.fm room. Come join the party.
Drew Beringer on 07/10/11 - 11:35 PM
Staffer Thomas Nassiff recently laid out his top ten Pop-Punk Records of All Time. You can check out his picks here and hash it out with him and the rest of the AP.net community in the replies.
Adam Pfleider on 04/22/11 - 01:55 PM
This year's SXSW was quite an experience for me. Through that experience, I had some of the best conversations with bands, managers, label owners and fans alike about where things are heading. Head here to read my thoughts on the whole week and where I see the music scene shifting in the next few years. In the words of Chris Conley, "This is what it is." Hit the replies and let's talk about it.
Adam Pfleider on 03/25/11 - 10:11 AM
Some AbsolutePunk members have compiled a list of albums that they think you should check out. Make sure you head here to read the list and join in the discussions. You can also check out volume one here.
Kyle Huntington on 01/21/11 - 06:35 AM
Head here to see the selections for 2010's user photog. Thanks to all that submitted.
Adam Pfleider on 01/05/11 - 10:35 AM
Just a reminder that I'll be taking submissions for this year's Absolute Photog feature through the week. Deadline is this Sunday at midnight. Guidelines are simple: Send up to three pictures you've taken at shows this year along with who is in the photo, your name and your user name (if you have one) and the venue/date it was shot to absolutepunk.photos@gmail.com. I'll be shuffling through them next week and getting the chosen ones out the last week of the year. I've gotten double the submissions this year so far, and some amazing ones at that. Thank you all again.
Adam Pfleider on 12/13/10 - 11:47 AM

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