Welcome back to another round of the AP.net Roundtable - an article revolving around a much-anticipated album and the discussion it inspires amongst a handful of staff members. Today's roundtable article features Jason Tate, Craig Manning, Ryan Gardner, Cody Nelson and myself discussing Yellowcard's latest release, Ocean Avenue Acoustic. Throughout the discussion we touched on which renditions were executed the best, favorite moments on the release, and why this album has affected so many pop-punk fans. So pick up your copy of Ocean Avenue Acoustic, put the needle down, and check out the latest AP.net Roundtable discussion in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 08/20/13 - 08:26 AM
William Beckett will be stopping by this thread at 7 PM CST to chat about his fantastic Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit (in stores next week on August 20th - you can listen to it at AltPress), as well as his upcoming tour with Jonny Craig this fall. So come in, hang out, and ask a few questions!

Update: The chat is now over. Big thanks to William to hanging out with us tonight. Pick up his new album net week!
Drew Beringer on 08/15/13 - 04:41 PM
William Beckett's fantastic Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit, hits stores next week on August 20th. He's also going on tour with Jonny Craig this fall. So a lot is going on for William and he'll be stopping by the site tomorrow night (August 15th) at 7 PM CST to chat with us about all that stuff and more. Hope you all can make it and hang out.
Drew Beringer on 08/14/13 - 10:51 AM
Haulix has posted their interview with Staff Member Jack Appleby. Among the topics discussed are his start at Mind Equals Blown and AbsolutePunk, his new role at Siren Records and how fans can contribute more to their favorite artists.
Steve Alcala on 08/12/13 - 12:56 PM
At 7 PM EST, our pals in O'Brother will be stopping by to chat on the site. Make sure to stop in and ask the band about its upcoming crushing album, Disillusion (in stores August 20th), the band's upcoming headlining tour, Lollapalooza, and anything else.

Update: Thanks to the band for hanging out with us tonight. You can still leave some questions as they may come back later tonight to answer a few, but for now the band has stepped out. Make sure to see them on the upcoming tour and of course pick up Disillusion via pre-order.
Drew Beringer on 08/08/13 - 03:49 PM
AJ, Cody, Matt, and Ben of The Dangerous Summer will be stopping by this thread at 4 PM MST (6 PM EST) to chat about the band's new album, Golden Record (which hit stores yesterday), its current headlining tour, and anything else. So come and hang out for a bit.

Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to the band for hanging out! Go pick up Golden Record today and see the band on tour!
Drew Beringer on 08/07/13 - 12:20 PM
The good people of O'Brother will be chatting on the site tomorrow (August 8th) at 7 PM EST. We'll be chatting about the band's upcoming headline tour, the new album Disillusion, and more. Make sure to stop by and hang out.
Drew Beringer on 08/07/13 - 09:25 AM
The fellas from The Dangerous Summer will be chatting on the site tomorrow at 5PM MST / 7PM EST, so make sure to stop by and hang out. We'll be chatting about the new album, Golden Record (in stores today), the current tour, and anything else.
Drew Beringer on 08/06/13 - 05:41 PM
You smell that? That's the promise of autumn - brisk wind, leaves falling, and hot cider. It's my favorite time of year so I'm especially ecstatic that 2013 saved some of the very best releases for the coming Fall months. A handful of staff members put their brains together to put out a small list of the albums we can't wait to hear. Check it out in the replies and let us know what we got right, wrong, and what your personal list would look like.
Drew Beringer on 08/05/13 - 10:12 AM
We post a lot of different features during the course of an average month on AbsolutePunk.net, therefore we thought it'd be best to recap some of our favorite editorials, songs, and features from the previous month on the first Saturday of new month. So head down to the replies below and re-visit (or check out for the first time) some of our best stuff from the month of July.
Drew Beringer on 08/03/13 - 09:23 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.

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 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
Haulix recently interviewed our Senior Editor Drew Beringer. Some topics include starting out, daily routine, how AP.net has grown, and the future of the site.
Ryan Gardner on 07/19/13 - 11:19 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
We're introducing yet another new editorial feature on the site today and it's one we're all really excited about. Presenting the AP.net Roundtable - an article revolving around a much-anticipated album and the discussion it inspires amongst a handful of staff members. The first roundtable article features Ryan Dennehy, Jake Jenkins, Jason Tate, Craig Manning, Kelly Doherty, Kyle Huntington, and myself discussing The National's latest release, Trouble Will Find Me. Throughout the discussion we touched on favorite songs, themes, and lyrics while also trying to predict what the future holds for the band. It's a very interesting read and something we're going to try to do one or two...
Drew Beringer on 07/19/13 - 05:43 AM
Haulix continues its blogger highlight series with a pretty in-depth interview with our CEO and founder Jason Tate. They discuss the features of the upcoming new AP.net site, AbsoluteVoices, and more. You can check it out here. An interview with yours truly will be posted in the coming weeks, so you can look forward to that as well.
Drew Beringer on 07/03/13 - 12:07 PM
It seems like the mid-year articles and lists arrive faster and faster each year. The first six months of 2013 brought listeners enough great albums to fill up an end of the year list, so it's somewhat overwhelming yet incredibly exciting that we have six more months of fantastic releases to look forward to. As for now, we'll put a bow on the first 181 days of the year by releasing our ten favorites thus far as well as individual lists from our staff. And to go along with this, we've released episode five of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. Jason and I talk about our favorite albums so far and look forward to what the rest of the year has in store. You can check out the podcast here and...
Drew Beringer on 07/01/13 - 06:32 AM
With festival season well and truly in full swing across the globe now, undoubtedly one of the biggest on the planet kicks off its music across many stages this weekend. Glastonbury Festival in the UK is a long-standing and world famous event which just grows and grows every year and after taking a break in 2012, it's back with a line up full of acts that should not be missed. Head to the replies to see lists and previews of some acts both new and and more seasoned which should be checked out, including the likes of The Rolling Stones, Tom Odell, King Krule, The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys.
Kyle Huntington on 06/27/13 - 07:46 AM
The AP.net Podcast is now up on iTunes. You can subscribe and download episodes, here. You should also now be able to search for the podcast in the iPhone app by searching for "absolutepunk." If you've got a few spare minutes to rate and or review it -- that would be great too. Hope you've been enjoying it -- many more coming soon.
Jason Tate on 06/18/13 - 09:48 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
Heads up - Mixtapes will be taking over our Instagram account all day, so make sure you give us a follow and check out whatever shenanigans the band may be up to.
Drew Beringer on 06/14/13 - 08:33 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
This upcoming weekend will kick off the 19th year of the Vans Warped Tour and we know you're just as excited to be attending the punk rock summer camp as we are. Of course, one of the many dilemmas of the festival is trying to figure out which bands to see once you arrive to the festival. Fear not, AP.net reader. We've been compiling our "Warped 30" list for a while now so that you can use it as a cheat sheet on which artists you absolutely must see. So check out our picks in the replies and fret no more about the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
Drew Beringer on 06/13/13 - 11:01 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
Lions Lions will taking over the AbsolutePunk.net Instagram account tomorrow, so if you want to see what kind of hijinks the band is up to on its current tour with Sleeping With Sirens, make sure to follow us.
Drew Beringer on 04/12/13 - 02:09 PM
A few days late, but in the replies is the AP.net staff playlist for March 2013, if we missed any that you think we should checkout, please leave a comment.
Jason Tate on 04/09/13 - 01:23 PM
Please welcome Cody Nelson, whom is our newest addition to the AbsolutePunk.net staff. He'll be focusing on bringing comedy content to the site, such as reviews, interviews, and weekly round-up. It's an area I've wanted to cover on the site for a while, especially with all the interest in stand-up and the like in our Entertainment forum.
Drew Beringer on 03/20/13 - 01:20 PM
It's the most wonderful time of the year: March Madness! We've got our official bracket challenge group up (winners get prizes, of course), and the discussion thread in the sports forum is made. Go Badgers!
Drew Beringer on 03/18/13 - 10:15 AM
For today's "countdown" feature, I thought that we could maybe get a good discussion going about our favorite hidden gems in music. I posted a list of some of my favorites a while back in my blog, but I never shared them here. Here are 5 things I find cool about music. What are some of yours?
The Countdown1) The last line from The Format's Interventions & Lullabies is "we all fall down" and the first line to Dog Problems is "ashes to ashes."

2) Brand New’s "Limousine" is about … this. I doubt it’s possible to watch that video and not cry. Also, that there’s a Track 0 on TDAGARIM.

3) In The Gaslight Anthem's "Meet Me By The River’s Edge" the lyric, "No surrender, my Bobby Jean" are...
Jason Tate on 03/11/13 - 11:07 AM
A few weeks ago the AP.net staff posted our "most anticipated of 2013" list. Then we asked you, the reader, to vote for your most anticipated of 2013 albums. We've finally tallied up all of the votes: and the results are in. The number one band may surprise you, as The Color Morale ended up snagging the top spot. The band's upcoming album, Know Hope, hits stores on March 26th. To find out the other 59 albums you're anticipating, check the replies.
Drew Beringer on 03/05/13 - 09:51 AM
The 85th Academy Awards are tonight at 8:30 PM EST. The gala will be hosted by Seth MacFarlane. Discuss the fashion, the nominees, the snubs, and the winners in this thread all night long. Have fun.
Drew Beringer on 02/24/13 - 05:44 PM
Just a reminder that comedian Erik Griffin will be chatting on the site today at 3:30 PM CST. Bring your smoovies.
Drew Beringer on 02/19/13 - 11:49 AM
We will be premiering a new staff feature entitled "My Back Pages" next Tuesday, February 19th. Jump to the replies for an explanation and a Rdio playlist related to the new feature.
Chris Collum on 02/13/13 - 10:26 AM
Buzzmedia is looking for volunteers for this year's SXSW. If you are over 21 and live in Austin and want to volunteer your time, then check out the details in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 02/11/13 - 04:06 PM
I am pleased to announce Chris Collum and Jake Jenkins as our latest additions to the AbsolutePunk.net staff. Chris will be focusing on covering the ever expanding world of indie music while Jake is the first of two reviewers to be covering hip-hop. Congratulations to both of them and be on the lookout for their first reviews this week.
Drew Beringer on 02/11/13 - 11:04 AM
Tonight at 8 PM EST is the 55th annual Grammy Awards and this is the thread to post in with any and all of your opinions about this year's winners, losers, and performers. Unfortunately for me, this isn't being broadcast live in Los Angeles (because that makes sense), so I'll be following along in here and on twitter before the tape-delayed broadcast airs here, so don't let me down! You can check out the full list of nominees here.
Drew Beringer on 02/10/13 - 04:42 PM
Feels like I've been down this road before, but I am looking for someone to volunteer their time to become the next hip-hop reviewer for AbsolutePunk.net. This is a position where you will be solely focusing on the genre - posting reviews and news pertaining to hip-hop. If you are interested, please send me a review of a hip-hop album of your choice here. Thank you and good luck!
Drew Beringer on 02/06/13 - 01:14 PM
Today's a good day to re-plug our "most anticipated of 2013" poll. I bet there's a bunch of people that want a re-do. Oops.
Jason Tate on 02/04/13 - 12:00 PM
Silverstein has always been one of the more underrated "post-hardcore" bands in our scene. Despite moderate success over the years and some truly fantastic albums, the Ontario quintet has never seemed to garner as much respect or appreciation as their material deserves. With the band releasing its seventh studio album This Is How The Wind Shifts tomorrow (as well as chatting with us later tonight at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST), I wanted to show some love to the band on this week's "Countdown." The band has evolved and refined its post-hardcore sound over the course of its 13 year career - the band sounds unrecognizable on its debut When Broken Is Easily Fixed. The growth and progress in
Drew Beringer on 02/04/13 - 05:36 AM
Hit the replies for Joey Ritter's interview with our Senior Editor, the one and only Drew Beringer.
Jack Appleby on 01/28/13 - 12:48 PM
Today we are introducing a recurring new feature on the site titled "The Countdown" in which a staff member dishes out a list about anything music-related. I know that sounds kind of vague, but just stay with me. In recognition of Tegan and Sara's new album Heartthrob hitting stores tomorrow, I'm listing my 5 favorite videos from the duo. Over the last decade-plus, the Quin sisters' videos have emphasized rich color palettes and unique styles. The visual compliment is an essential ingredient to Tegan and Sara's music, often taking it to another level (also check out the evolution of their hair styles!). So, please enjoy my five favorite videos from the band. And feel free to...
Drew Beringer on 01/27/13 - 11:46 PM
What are you anticipating this year? Just another reminder for you to take this quick poll and let us know. We'll be putting together the final tallies next week to get a snapshot of what the AP.net users are most looking forward to in 2013.
Drew Beringer on 01/24/13 - 03:23 PM
AbsolutePunk.net has a current opening for an intern during the Spring 2013 semester. Located in Los Angeles, I'm looking for someone who can commit 2-3 times a week (20+ hours), do some behind the scenes stuff on the site (with some editorial), and can bring me some iced tea lemonade from The Coffee Bean. You can find all the requirements and details, as well as apply for the position, here (it's right under the "editorial" section).
Drew Beringer on 01/24/13 - 02:31 PM

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