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The Kenneths - a punk rock band from London who are managed by Mumford and Sons bassist and founding member, Ted Dwayne. Needless to say, this bio had me interested enough to premiere the band's new single "Cool As You," which you can hear in the replies. The track comes from their second EP in four months called E, which releases June 15th. It's two minutes of European punk rock with pop sensibilities that make for quite a catchy chorus. Not wasting a second, the chorus is sure to be stuck in your head after one listen, armed with a hefty bass and classic distorted guitars. It sounds like an old-school London punk rock song, clearly taking hints from The Clash. The band will be playing...
Ryan Gardner on 05/26/15 - 08:59 AM
Telegraf recently worked with Marc McClusky (Ludo, William Beckett) on their upcoming debut EP, Lines. We are premering a new song and video today with "Do You Wanna." The song sits somewhere between the solo work of William Beckett vocally (expectedly) and the instrumentation found in The 1975's songs, where the guitar really helps propel the chorus. The EP uses direct quotes from actual conversations, making it a very personal insight. If you're looking to learn more about the band, you can also watch a short introductory documentary in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 05/19/15 - 06:13 AM
Wave & Rome started out in Nashville as a collaboration between Sam Tinnesz and co-writer/co-producer Josh Farro (formerly of Paramore). The band's upcoming EP, Across the Map, will release on June 2nd, but we are streaming a new song called "Wandering Wolf" today. The song shouldn't be a far cry for fans of bands like Augustana or Cary Brothers, being a piano-driven pop-rock song. Producer Matt Bronleewe, who has worked with Hayley Williams, also helped produce, and Chad Howatt (Paper Route) did the mixing. Howatt's work here should definitley please fans of Paper Route, as well. Give it a listen in the replies. If you're liking it, head to iTunes tomorrow to grab the song and pre-order...
Ryan Gardner on 05/18/15 - 12:04 PM
Save Face are releasing a split with My Heart, My Anchor on May 26th. Their side was produced by Jesse Cannon (Transit, Man Overboard). We are premiering the song (and video) "Brain," which you can check out in the replies. The song is definitely reminiscent of early Transit in ways, but it has some cool noodly guitar parts that have some prog influences and the vocals veer toward screams at times. This is the first song the band has released as a four-piece instead of having five members. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the split.
Ryan Gardner on 05/14/15 - 06:43 AM
Last week, we premiered a music video for Papertowns' "Change." Today we're excited to bring you a stream of the full EP - it's a nice slice of '90s rock a la Basement. Hit the replies to check out the full thing, be on the lookout for a review next week, and the album is currently available for purchase on iTunes.
Zac Djamoos on 05/12/15 - 04:18 PM
Sudden Suspension recently signed to Bad Timing Records and will release a new EP called There's A Bigger Picture Here on June 16th. We are streaming a new song off of it called "As Good As It Gets," which you can hear in the replies. The track is a straightforward fast-paced pop-punk jam, not unlike the material on Forever Came Calling's Contender or Knuckle Puck's EPs. From the sounds of it, the EP should be a good one for summer drives with the windows rolled down. The band will be doing a summer tour with Bad Luck - dates for that are also below. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the EP.
Ryan Gardner on 05/12/15 - 11:02 AM
Today we're excited to be bringing you a special song stream from The Wretched Desert. The band is comprised of Zach Lind (of Jimmy Eat World) and his wife Holly, and they'll be releasing their new EP tomorrow (pre-orders are up on Amazon). Hit the replies to hear "Memento" and make sure to follow the band on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Jason Tate on 05/11/15 - 12:19 PM
We Are The Union are releasing a new EP called Keep It Down this Friday, May 15th, via Paper + Plastick Records. We are streaming the whole thing. Lead single and opener "Call In Dead" picks up right where their last record left off, equipped with a chorus that's guaranteed to be belted out at live shows. "The Dreams That You Forgot" has more of a ska/reggae influence musically, while "My Whole Life Is A Dark Room" is a straightforward punk song and arguably the best song here. Oh and there's a cover of Green Day's "Burnout" and a Smash Mouth inspired song ("The King Of Chords"). Needless to say, these six songs have a lot going on - give them a listen in the replies. If you like what...
Ryan Gardner on 05/11/15 - 08:08 AM
Hot Mulligan released their debut EP Fenton in November of last year. It's being re-released later this month via Save Your Generation as well as a new EP titled "Honest & Cunning. The reissue of Fenton, with new artwork and an acoustic version of "Buy a Fire Extinguisher Before You Need One," can be preordered on Bandcamp. If you'd like to give the band a try before preordering, "Buy a Fire Extinguisher" is streaming in the replies. It gives a rawer look at the band's emo-inflected pop punk style.
Zac Djamoos on 05/05/15 - 02:32 PM
With bands like Citizen, Title Fight, Turnover, and Superheaven all releasing albums this year - not to mention Basement recording a new full-length - it might seem like you already got your 90s alternative revival fix for 2015. But you better add Papertowns to that list. They're releasing a new EP, With You in Mind, next Tuesday, and it's worth a listen if you're a fan of any of those bands. So if that sounds intriguing to you, give their optimistic single "Change" a listen in the replies, and you can pick up a copy here.
Zac Djamoos on 05/04/15 - 05:47 PM
You may be familiar with Matthew Mayfield's smooth southern-rock sound, but it's always had an acoustic backbone. Recently, Mayfield has cast aside his acoustic guitar and resurrected his full-fledged rock project, The Blue Cut Robbery. The result is an expertly produced, hard hitting EP they call Coquette, which hosts some of the best sounding guitar licks I've heard in years. Today, we're proud to bring you the video premiere for the exceptional second track on that EP, "Nashville, TN." If you're into Pearl Jam or The Gaslight Anthem, you'll feel right at home. Check out the video in all its face-melting glory in the replies and be sure to pick up the EP here!
Anthony Sorendino on 04/30/15 - 08:19 AM
The Venetia Fair just wrapped up a tour with support from Icarus The Owl, The Great Heights Band, and Que/Sara. During the tour, the band wrote a three-part tour diary for us, along with providing exclusive photo content. This week we have the third and final entry - give it a read in the replies, where you'll also find the photos. They're one of the most entertaining bands I can think of, so we are very excited for these entries. You can read entry one and two if you missed them.
Ryan Gardner on 04/29/15 - 06:37 AM
The Venetia Fair are currently doing a tour leading up to their performance at Launch Music Conference, with support from Icarus The Owl, The Great Heights Band, and Que/Sara. During the tour, the band will be writing a three-part tour diary for us, along with exclusive photo content. This week we have the second entry - give it a read in the replies, where you'll also find the photos. They're one of the most entertaining bands I can think of, so we are very excited for these entries. Check back the next Wednesday for the third and final entry. You can read entry one if you missed it.
Ryan Gardner on 04/22/15 - 06:59 AM
Visitors (members of Heartless Breakers, Dustbloom, and Downpoor) and Bon Vivant (members of Get Scared, I Am the Ocean, Settle Down, and Broke City) are releasing a split, which can now be pre-ordered. We are streaming a song from each side - "Something Real" from Bon Vivant and "Flailure (Reprise)" from Visitors. Both bands play a style of experimental post-hardcore that ought to appeal to fans of groups like I the Mighty. Check out both songs in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 04/18/15 - 05:42 PM
Boyfriend Material, the solo project of Shauna Healey, will release Far From Home on June 9. While Healey performed at FEST 13 and is an active member of Florida Scene Safe Space to promote a more inclusive environment in the punk scene, Boyfriend Material isn't a typical punk project. It owes as much or more to Waxahatchee or Bright Eyes than Swearin' or Desaparecidos, featuring, generally, only Healey's voice and ukelele. You can check out her single "Hometown" in the replies, along with tour dates. Far From Home is currently available for preorders from Community Records if you like what you hear.
Zac Djamoos on 04/15/15 - 01:59 PM
The Venetia Fair are currently doing a tour leading up to their performance at Launch Music Conference, with support from Icarus The Owl, The Great Heights Band, and Que/Sara. During the tour, the band will be writing a three-part tour diary for us, along with exclusive photo content. This week we have the first entry - give it a read in the replies, where you'll also find the photos. They're one of the most entertaining bands I can think of, so we are very excited for these entries. Check back the next two Wednesdays for the second and third entries.
Ryan Gardner on 04/15/15 - 09:48 AM
In case you haven't heard, We Are The Union are back. We are premiering the lyric video for a new song called "Call In Dead" - give it a watch below. The song picks up right where their last record, You Can't Hide The Sun, left off. It's equipped with a chorus that's guaranteed to be belted out at live shows, with a hefty bass and guitar riffs galore being equally important. The verses of the song stand out on their own, as the line "We're more than just dead weight" is almost as memorable as the chorus. The track is the opener on the band's upcoming EP, Keep It Down, which releases on May 15th via Paper + Plastick Records. Tour dates, track listing, and album art can also be found in...
Ryan Gardner on 04/15/15 - 09:10 AM
Ampersand recently worked on a new EP that was recorded and mixed by Will Beasley (Fireworks, Emarosa) and mastered by Paul Leavitt (The Dangerous Summer, All Time Low). We are premiering a new song called "Nightmare" - give it a listen in the replies. The dominant guitars and rough vocals resemble that of bands like Make Do And Mend or Red City Radio that make loud punk rock tunes. Right off the bat you're hit with the riffs, heavy bass, and drums - the production really compliments the sound. If you like what you hear, keep an eye out for the EP.
Ryan Gardner on 04/14/15 - 07:16 AM
Thomas threatened to pull out of our podcast if I didn't post about his label and their brand new signing today. OK, that's a lie. But Bad Timing Records has signed a new band, and they're good, and I wouldn't post about them if I didn't like them. The band is Bonfires, a pop-rock act out of Chicago, IL, and we've got an exclusive premire of their song "Bury Me" for you in the replies (it's also available for free download here). The band will have a new EP out this fall and are heading out on tour with Light Years and Dryjacket beginning next week.
Jason Tate on 03/30/15 - 05:24 PM
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

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