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A Will Away are releasing a new EP called Bliss on March 20th via Quiet Fire Media. You might remember when we premiered "Cheap Wine" earlier this month, and today we are streaming the whole EP. It was mixed by Gary Cioffi (Transit, Misser) and mastered by Kris Crummet. The opener "Play Dead" sounds like The American Scene vocally mixed with Listen & Forgive-era Transit musically, while "My Sitter" is a slow burner that is one of the most impressive songs the band has written (it should be a favorite around here). "Ten or Eleven" is the most intense song here, with the chorus approaching screams. Give the whole EP a listen below. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it.
Ryan Gardner on 03/17/15 - 10:53 AM
It's no secret that we here at AP.net enjoy some good pop-rock. We're excited to bring you a nice pop song by Signature Mistakes. It's called "Soul," and it's from their upcoming Novelty, which comes out this Tuesday. Oh, I should mention it features Speak Low If You Speak Love's Ryan Scott Graham on guest vocals, so you know it's a good one. Check it out in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 03/12/15 - 01:49 PM
Head North are releasing a new EP called Bloodlines on March 24th via Bad Timing Records. You might remember when we premiered "The Planet" last month, and today we are streaming the whole EP. Look no further than "Brave Hands" for the best song the band has written, equipped with emotion-drenched vocals and guitars to match. "Bluejay" showcases some of the band's best guitar work, while "The Path" features gritty strums and haunting dual vocals that approach screams. Fans of Have Mercy's The Earth Pushed Back should really enjoy these tracks, as it makes it pretty clear why they're on the road together right now with Weatherbox and You, Me & Everyone We Know. Stream the whole thing...
Ryan Gardner on 03/12/15 - 10:36 AM
Coming out of Houston, Fox & Cats are releasing a new album called Ampersand on May 12th. The band worked with Kory Gable and Travis Hill of The Looking Glass Studio (Punchline, I Call Fives). We are premiering a new song called "Black Hole" - give it a spin in the replies. The producers' influence definitely shows, as the chorus is backed by riffs in a way that doesn't sound far off of other pop-punk bands like I Call Fives. The song isn't exactly reinventing the wheel, but the guitar solo comes out of nowhere and adds a nice touch. Be on the look out for more from the band in the coming months.
Ryan Gardner on 03/10/15 - 08:57 AM
Today is the day we wrap up our exclusive video series with Cartel performing acoustic tracks from Chroma. If you hit the replies you can find the band performing "Honestly," and if you missed any of the other videos I highly recommend checking them out. The band also recorded some songs from their other albums during these sessions and I've heard those will be released, along with this series, in some fashion for purchase in the near future. Don't forget that the band are heading out on a tour to support the 10 year anniversary of this album and you should probably make sure you grab it on vinyl as well.
Jason Tate on 03/09/15 - 01:04 PM
We are excited to announce that A Will Away are releasing a new EP called Bliss on March 20th via Quiet Fire Media. The EP was produced by Gary Cioffi (Transit, Misser). We are premiering a new song off of it called "Cheap Wine," which you can hear below. The steady and somber guitars give the vocals a greater clarity, but the bass keeps your ears tuned in early on as it contrasts with the guitars and vocals. Rather than heavily focusing on a chorus or hook, "Cheap Wine" lets each instrument resonate. Those of you who miss The Dangerous Summer or enjoy The American Scene's Safe For Now should like this one. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the EP. New tour dates are also...
Ryan Gardner on 03/03/15 - 12:29 PM
Steady/Steady have been working on some music with Michael Govaere (ex-Every Avenue). We are premiering a new song called "Pseudo" - give it a listen in the replies. The song is built up by a constant kick-drum, and the chorus sounds more like a William Beckett solo track than the southern rock tinge of Every Avenue, equipped with "oh-oh-oh's" and everything. It was mastered by John Naclerio at Nada Recording Studio (Brand New, My Chemical Romance). If you like what you hear, be on the look out for the band's debut EP in April.
Ryan Gardner on 02/24/15 - 09:15 AM
Head North will release a new EP called Bloodlines on March 24th via Bad Timing Records. We are premiering the first single called "The Planet." The song has a lot of elements that remind me of what I love about bands like Have Mercy. The vocals start off in the spotlight, with only a pallid drumbeat and distant bass, before the chorus lets frontman Brent Martone let his emotion loose - both vocally and lyrically. Fans of Have Mercy's The Earth Pushed Back should really enjoy this one, as it makes it pretty clear why they're on the road together. Give it a listen in the replies to see what I mean, where you'll also find tour dates. If you like what you hear, I'm confident you'll enjoy...
Ryan Gardner on 02/18/15 - 11:58 AM
Ohhh, Valentine's Day ... you're the pop-punk of holidays; either sappy or forlorn, either loved or despised, either celebrated or ignored. There's not much in between. On this Valentine's Day we are continuing our release of a special group of Cartel acoustic sessions to celebrate the band's 10 year anniversary of Chroma. As you know, the band is heading out to play this album live across the country (dates in the replies), and they've got a great vinyl pressing of the album up for sale. This week we are excited to bring you a rendition of one of my favorite tracks from Chroma, "The Minstrel's Prayer." This is one of those songs that I feel helped push the genre forward into something...
Jason Tate on 02/14/15 - 09:37 AM
Everything Ever are gearing up to release their new album Solid Ground on March 10th via Secret Audio Club. We are streaming a new song called "Big Ideas" - it's in the replies. The song is a fast-paced pop-punk tune, but the interesting part is that it incorporates some of the more theatrical type vocals of bands like Panic! at the Disco. The vocals contrast a lot with the heavily palm-muted guitars at times, while speeding up tenfold at other moments. For only three minutes, the track has a fun hook that gets your foot tapping, a slowed-down drawn-out bridge, and rapid paced singing in between it all - it's a doozy. The band has announced a slew of tour dates, which include stops with...
Ryan Gardner on 02/10/15 - 08:51 AM
We recently talked about Cartel's upcoming Chroma 10 year tour and vinyl release on our podcast and how influential that album was in shaping tastes and the whole "pop-punk sound" for a few years. Ten years ago we were the website that first streamed the album for everyone to hear -- so it's with a lot of pride (and an impending sense of my own age) that we present a special acoustic version of "If I Fail" with you today. The band recorded these sessions with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (the team behind Chroma), and we have a whole bunch of these to release over the next few weeks. Hit the replies for the song all the information about the band's upcoming tour.
Jason Tate on 02/09/15 - 12:17 PM
Philadelphia, PA, hardcore bands Disinterest and Skin Graft will be releasing a split on Inorganic Records. Disinterest plays noisy, effect-laden hardcore, and Skin Graft focuses on a drum and bass hardcore sound, de-emphasizing guitars. Today we're not just bringing you a song from the split, we're bringing you one song by each band. Hit the replies to check out each band's effort - Disinterest has "Identity Will Ruin You," while Skin Graft's song is titled "Devalue." If you enjoy Disinterest's track, they'll be playing their side of the split in full as part of a live session on Drexel's radio station, WKDU, on the seventeenth at 11PM. You can preorder the split at Organic Records'...
Zac Djamoos on 02/05/15 - 02:38 PM
If you listen to our podcast you've heard both Drew and Thomas praise Daisyhead's and their upcoming No Sleep Records album The Smallest Light. Today we're proud to bring you a brand new song from the album called "Lost Her" -- it's in the replies. The band's new album hits stores on March 3rd and can be pre-ordered here.
Jason Tate on 02/03/15 - 07:07 PM
Ryan from The Swellers has started a new band called Young Hunger and today we're premiering their brand new song "Holes in Your Tongue." This four piece hail from Detroit and, in their own words, write "straight forward, catchy songs that could fit in perfectly on a Punk-O-Rama comp." The band's first show will be February 13th in Detroit and also contains members of Frank White and Before I Go. Hit the replies to check out the song and let them know what you think.
Jason Tate on 01/30/15 - 02:12 PM
In case you haven't heard - You, Me, And Everyone We Know are back and have signed to new Nashville independent label South By Sea Music. They will release an EP called Dogged on March 17th. We are premiering a new song off of it - "I'd Rather Be Sleeping." It's one of the best pop-punk songs released so far this year, which shouldn't come as much of a surprise. Check it out in the replies to see what I mean. The band will also be supporting Have Mercy on tour with Weatherbox and Head North - dates for that are below, as well.
Ryan Gardner on 01/20/15 - 10:00 AM
In 2014, Austin's pop punk heroes Thieves released a killer five track EP, Colorchange, that caught the ear of listeners around the globe. Today, AbsolutePunk is proud to be premiering the music video for the catchiest damn tune from Colorchange, "Smoke Signals". Hit the replies to catch their new video, as well as where to find their music. The band has been working on a full-length album with the likes of Sam Pura (The Story So Far, State Champs) and Beau Burchell (Saosin, Moose Blood).
Caitlin DeWeese on 01/20/15 - 08:22 AM
Gone by Friday is getting ready to release Quarter Life Crisis, and today we've got a special treat from them. Hit the replies to check out the video for the title track.
Zac Djamoos on 01/19/15 - 01:29 PM
Taking their name from an Arctic Monkey song, Reckless Serenade are normally a fast-paced pop-punk band. However, their new song "Autumn Eyes" slows things down a bit, sounding kind of like Thriving Ivory meets The Rocket Summer - something like that. Give it a listen in the replies, where you'll also find the band's upcoming tour dates. The band will release a new album later this year.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/15 - 11:08 AM
War Games are releasing their debut album called Holding Patterns on March 6th. We are streaming the first single - "Foundations." The band's first EP was recorded by Ace Enders, and this album has an early 2000's sound that fans of bands like The Receiving End of Sirens or more recently Pistolita or Conditions should enjoy. Give the song a listen in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/15 - 09:51 AM
Isaiah Dominguez recently recorded a new song called “No Matter Where” that was produced by Casey Bates (This Providence, Gatsby’s American Dream). Gavin Phillips from This Providence plays lead guitar on the song. We are streaming the track today - give it a listen in the replies. Fans of the slower pop-rock side of This Providence should enjoy this one.
Ryan Gardner on 01/06/15 - 07:55 AM
Author, who recorded their first EP with Aaron Marsh (Copeland), are releasing their beautiful debut album Of Brighter Days on January 15th. Today, we are premiering a new song called "Wander" and as expected, fans of Copeland should like what they hear. Give it a listen in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 12/30/14 - 09:03 AM
Esta Coda have been working on a new EP called Miles Away with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive) and Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn). We are premiering a new song off of it called "Rain" - give it a listen in the replies. The EP will release in early 2015, but if you like what you hear, you can catch the band on Saturday the 20th at a holiday show in Scranton, PA with The Menzingers, Captain We're Sinking, Tigers Jaw, and more.
Ryan Gardner on 12/18/14 - 07:13 AM
You might know of Ian Anderson from singing for One for the Team and owning Afternoon Records. He has another new project called Dream Brother. We are premiering a new song called "Uppr Dwnr" - give it a listen in the replies. Fans of music from Vampire Weekend and Hellogoodbye's more recent material should like what they hear.
Ryan Gardner on 12/09/14 - 08:52 AM
The Attending will release their debut LP, Deep Peace of the Singing Earth, on February 23 via Full City Sour Records. Today we're excited to bring you the group's first single, "Not the Books to Read." You can check that out in the replies, and if you enjoy it, it's up for preorder. The first hundred come with free 7" singles featuring "Not the Books to Read" and another album track. That 7" is also available for free for any show-goers to their Pawtucket, Rhode Island, show on December 12 at Machines with Magnets.

Tracklist:
1. Picking Up Speed
2. Not the Books to Read
3. Black-Fantasy Guitar
4. No Gospel
5. Leaning Backwards
6. Neighbor's Lawn
7. All Their Sprouted Grains...
Zac Djamoos on 12/08/14 - 02:44 PM
Indian School and Watch For Horses are releasing a new split 7" in January. We are streaming each band's side a month early - check it out in the replies. The pressing will be 300 white vinyl, 100 purple, and 100 teal - out January 12th via Wiretap Records. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it. Fans of punk rock should enjoy this one.
Ryan Gardner on 12/08/14 - 09:22 AM
Lion In The Mane have a sound similar to pop-rock bands like Go Radio or This Providence, heavily using pianos to pace the music. We are premiering the lyric video for their new single "Bright Sunny Beautiful." Check it out in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 11/24/14 - 08:42 AM
After a long hiatus, Sullivan are back and releasing their first new album in 7 years called Heavy Is The Head on December 9th via Spartan Records. You may remember the band from their Tooth & Nail days, back when they toured with bands like Anberlin, Underoath, Bayside, and Jack’s Mannequin. We are premiering a new song called "You Don't Mean It" - give it a listen in the replies. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the album.
Ryan Gardner on 11/20/14 - 10:50 AM
XTRMST is the hardcore side project of AFI's Davey Havok and Jade Puget. The band will release their debut album this Tuesday via Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records. We are premiering a new song called "The Way" - give it a listen in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it.
Ryan Gardner on 11/14/14 - 11:31 AM
Northbound started in 2012 as the solo project of Jonathon Fraser of hardcore act Sleep Patterns. You may remember when we streamed their album Death Of A Slug back in April. We are streaming their new EP, Trigger Relief, which can be heard in the replies. It was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Mat Kerekes of Citizen, who also plays drums on "Piano Hands" and guitar/guest vocals on "Nice Boy."
Ryan Gardner on 11/11/14 - 10:20 AM
The Moms are currently on the Buy American Tour with Everything Ever. We will be premiering a video tour diary series throughout the tour. You can watch the first part in the replies, along with the rest of the tour dates. Buy American is out now.
Ryan Gardner on 11/11/14 - 08:16 AM
Come Wind have been working on a few new songs recently. We are premiering a lyric video for a new one called "If This Is You." Don't worry, it's not just a standard lyric video. Give it a watch in the replies. The band will release one more new single this year and then a full length in 2015. Fans of bands like The Graduate should enjoy this one.
Ryan Gardner on 11/07/14 - 08:50 AM
His Dream Of Lions are releasing a new album called Part Two on December 2nd, recorded with Ben Green (Fairweather). We are streaming a new song called "Next Stop, Fall City." Give it a listen in the replies if you're a fan of acoustic pop-rock music. The band has partnered with Globe Garage Records for a 12" vinyl pressing of Part One and Part Two, which you can pre-order.
Ryan Gardner on 11/05/14 - 08:48 AM
Seaway's new EP, All in My Head, releases tomorrow via Pure Noise Records. We are streaming it a day early - check it out in the replies. If you like what you hear, grab it on iTunes or CD/LP.
Ryan Gardner on 11/03/14 - 08:39 AM
Kittyhawk released a pretty great album, Hello, Again, earlier this year. Now they're getting ready to release a four-way split with The World Is a Beautiful Place, Two Knights, and Rozwell Kid. And now you can also check out their contribution to the split in the replies. It's a great slice of emo music to brighten up your Thursday. If you like it, which you should because it's awesome, preorder the split.
Zac Djamoos on 10/30/14 - 04:00 PM
Since tomorrow's Halloween, we've got a special exclusive today. We Are the Finale have a new Halloween-themed single, premiering exclusively here. It's called "Well Enough Alone" and you can check it out in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 10/30/14 - 02:55 PM
The Background recently worked on two new songs - "Get Away" and "Monster" - mixed by Mike Hart and mastered by Tyler Smyth (Dangerkids). We are premiering both of them. Check them out in the replies. They'll be available tomorrow on iTunes/Spotify.
Ryan Gardner on 10/27/14 - 10:04 AM
Holy Pinto is about to embark on a tour with Chris Farren of Fake Problems. Dates are in the replies, along with an exclusive live video of the band performing "Congratulations" from their Brunswick Mill EP.
Zac Djamoos on 10/22/14 - 02:29 PM
Lost Like Lions is a new pop-rock band from New York just gearing up to release their debut EP The Way of the World. Today we're premiering the album's closing track, "Peace at Hand," featuring AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer - band who's not a poor reference point for Lost Like Lions' sound, actually. Check it out in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 10/22/14 - 02:07 PM
La Bella Charade spent the summer recording their second EP of the year called Born To Crawl, which releases on October 31st. We are streaming the whole thing a week early. Check it out in the replies if you're a fan of pop-punk.
Ryan Gardner on 10/22/14 - 07:30 AM
Northernmost are self-releasing their new EP, Culprit, on November 4th. We are premiering a new song called "All Smiles," which you can hear in the replies. The song draws a lot of evident influences from Balance & Composure.
Ryan Gardner on 10/21/14 - 06:42 AM
A while back, I wrote a review for Stepfriends' album All We've Got. Then we premiered a few tracks from the album. Today, we're excited to stream the full album, for fans of Weatherbox and Into It. Over It. Check that out in the replies, then preorder it. All We've Got is out tomorrow via intheclouds, and it'll be up for pay-what-you-want on their bandcamp.
Zac Djamoos on 10/20/14 - 01:11 PM
Wounds are releasing their debut album, Die Young, on November 24th via Razor & Tie Records. During the recording of the album, one of it's members fell from a 4-story balcony in Dublin. Doctors told him he would never pick up a guitar again, but he recovered and completed the album many months later with the band. The result is an equally dark and heavy album in vein of Bring Me The Horizon. We are premiering a sampler of four new songs from it - give them a listen in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album tomorrow and get these four songs instantly.
Ryan Gardner on 10/20/14 - 09:57 AM
Waypoint's new EP, Creature of Habit, releases November 18th via Spartan Records. We are premiering a new song called "Translation." Check it out in the replies. Fans of early 2000s alt-rock or more recently bands like O'Brother should like this one. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it.
Ryan Gardner on 10/17/14 - 07:53 AM
A trio comprised of two brothers and their cousin, The Rebel Light recorded vocals for their new music in a bathroom and drums in a woodshed. How's that for DIY? Today, we are premiering a new song called "Strangers." Check it out if you're looking for some indie-pop music fit for summer beaches. Fans of recent Hellogoodbye with more of a Beach Boys influence should enjoy this one.
Ryan Gardner on 10/16/14 - 09:06 AM
Major League will release their sophomore full-length, There's Nothing Wrong with Me, on November 4 via No Sleep Records. Hit the replies to check out the album's third single, "Recovery," and then pre-order the album.
Zac Djamoos on 10/14/14 - 01:00 PM

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