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We recently interviewed The Copyrights about its brand new record Report and recording with Mike Kennerty from the All-American Rejects. Physical copies of the album are out on Tuesday via Red Scare Industries.
While we were gone he put in some guitar leads and harmonies himself, which kind of makes him like a member of the band on this record. I mastered it at my studio here in Illinois after, probably three weeks altogether which is the longest we’ve ever spent on a record.
Deborah Remus on 08/21/14 - 05:22 PM
Count your bruises one by one and laugh it off.
Staff InterviewThe Copyrights (Deborah Remus)
Deborah Remus on 08/21/14 - 07:07 AM
The Gunz Show recently interviewed Frank Iero, which you can check out here. Frank will be chatting with us here on the website on Tuesday, August 26th at 10am PST/1pm EST.
Jake Denning on 08/20/14 - 06:18 PM
Read an interview with Spencer Chamberlain (ex-Underoath) about Sleepwave at Under The Gun. You can also hear a new song called "The Wolf" on Spotify.
You know, you go through phases- maybe there’s two or three years where Converge is your favorite band, then this band is your favorite band, then this band is. There’s always these bands that you go back to, and for some people maybe it is Converge. But for me, I always went back to thinking, “Why do I still love Nine Inch Nails? Why do I still love Alice in Chains? Why do I still love Nirvana, Deftones, Foo Fighters, ummm, Radiohead, Coldplay, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Doors?” stuff that stuck with me literally my entire life. You...
Ryan Gardner on 08/19/14 - 01:30 PM
Matt Healy of The 1975 talks with The Guardian about how he has survived the last two years on the road.
Gigs in Britain are pretty much the only time I see or talk to my family. Sometimes, I feel guilty when I get a call from someone saying: "I haven't heard from you in a month." I think: "Wow, that's not right." You have to make an effort. That kind of thing keeps you grounded and sane. I feel that my family are more understanding than my friends, though. They get it.
Ryan Gardner on 08/18/14 - 02:46 PM
I personally attended all the Warped Tour dates in California and the NW this summer. While in California, one of my new favorite clothing companies Violent Gentlemen had a tent set up, selling t-shirts right alongside Every Time I Die and JBWW. They have exclusive t-shirts for Andy Williams (ETID), Bayside, and more. I spoke with one of the co-founders, Mike Hammer about the brand and what they're up to in the future, which you can read here. Lastly, they're currently offering 15% off to readers, using the promo code "Absolutepunk" at checkout.
We sent some gear out to The Gaslight Anthem a few months ago which was a huge thing for me being a big fan. We’ve got gear on everyone from ...
Jake Denning on 08/18/14 - 02:39 PM
Our interview with Bleachers can be found here.
If I didn’t want to do something, I wouldn’t do it. I choose to do a number of things because I have enough artistic space to do them all, but it is fascinating. I was talking to someone about it yesterday, about how you don’t see it with film and with books and other art. In those areas, I feel like people are very encouraged to do a lot of work, but I feel like in music there’s a little bit more of a “do what you’re doing and nothing else.”
Jonathan Bautts on 08/14/14 - 11:24 AM
"Eurydice, I never stop losing you."
Staff ReviewsThe Hydrothermal Vents - Secrets of the Deep (Craig Manning)
Staff InterviewsBleachers (Jonathan Bautts)
Craig Manning on 08/14/14 - 06:08 AM
You can check out our new interview with Stray From The Path here. The band will be heading out on a headliner with Counterparts, Expire, and My Ticket Home - dates can be found here. In the interview, we talk about Warped Tour, their partnership with Cop Block, social media, and an upcoming fourth album.
Yeah, we flipped our van and we waited on the side of the road in -10 degree weather and the cop finally shows up two hours later and he writes me a ticket because and I quote "If you flipped your van, you must've been speeding." So the guy wasn't even there, and he gave me a $400 ticket on the assumption of something. They just generate revenue, they're not even trying to protect...
Jake Denning on 08/07/14 - 12:06 PM
You can read our new interview with The Color Morale here. The band's Fearless Records debut Hold On Pain Ends comes out September 2nd - you can pre-order it here. Also head to the replies to check out the band's last tour update from Warped Tour.
No, the way I see it, my free time is when I get on the bus at 11pm at night until 8am the next day, that's when I have free time. The rest of the time is completely dedicated to everyone else, that's the only reason I'm here doing this.
Jake Denning on 08/06/14 - 11:12 AM
You can check out our new interview with Terror here. In the interview, it's revealed the band is working on their sixth full length record, titled The 25th Hour.
Each person is doing something for the band. Some bands just hand everything over to someone else and they're like "Here, take care of all the work", but we don't do that and we're always on tour, so 24 hours in a day is almost not enough for us, we go above and beyond that. That's what I saw right away, and I thought it was a great album title.
Jake Denning on 08/05/14 - 06:03 AM
"Mary, this station is playing every sad song, I remember like we were alive."
Staff ReviewsThe Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt (Craig Manning)
Staff InterviewsTerror (Jake Denning)
Staff Articles"The Worst Part of My Job" (Jason Tate)
Craig Manning on 08/05/14 - 05:55 AM
You can check out our interview with Neck Deep here. The band will be direct support for Real Friends in the fall, dates can be found here.
In the next couple years, I'd like to be able to say "Fuck yeah, I saw a lot of the world, I played a shit lot of shows, met a shit lot of people, got a shit load of tats..." Just being able to say I experienced something is all I really care about.
Jake Denning on 08/04/14 - 02:28 PM
You can check out our new interview with The Word Alive here. We talk about Warped Tour, social media, their new album Real, and fall headlining plans.
I think we're in a time where lyrical content is starting to come back, in a whole song, not just a one-liner before a breakdown
Jake Denning on 08/01/14 - 12:44 PM
You can read our new interview with The Story So Far here. The band is currently wrapping up Warped Tour, and are in the beginning stages of writing a new album, set to be released sometime next year.
Trying to write an album and tour is just taxing. We'd like to take the time to do it, so after Warped Tour we're going to do what we have booked through the end of this year and a little bit into next, and we're going to take all that off time to write a new record. We've already started working on it, we're already demoing songs, but it's a long process and these things don't come quick. We haven't booked studio time next month or in two months, towards the beginning of next year ...
Jake Denning on 07/31/14 - 06:29 AM
You can check out our interview with Beartooth here.
If we didn’t die on stage, then we didn’t play hard enough.
Jake Denning on 07/30/14 - 01:00 PM
In celebration of this week's release of Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, we have been posting an in-depth, three-part interview special looking back over the band's 12-year career. The final installment with guitarist Christian McAlhaney is now available here, while part II with vocalist Stephen Christian is here and part I with drummer Nate Young is here.
From the moment they asked me to be in the band, it’s been pretty epic, honestly. I feel very blessed and very grateful to have been able to have done this in two different bands now. Most musicians and kids growing up who had dreams and aspirations of being in a touring band, I’d say for 99% of them it doesn’t work out. It...
Jonathan Bautts on 07/25/14 - 06:13 AM
You can read our interview with The Summer Set here. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be writing for a brand new record immediately after the tour is done, shooting for a Spring 2015 release.
Legendary came out in April of 2013, I’d love to have a new record before April of 2015 just to say we got it out in under two years, that’s really my main reasoning. I want to shorten the “two year album cycle” to about a year and a half, I’d love to have it out in February.
Jake Denning on 07/24/14 - 07:36 AM
In celebration of this week's release of Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, we are posting an in-depth, three-part interview special looking back over the band's 12-year career. Part II with vocalist Stephen Christian can be found here, while part I with drummer Nate Young is here.
I’ve had so much success in the long term, and I’m not trying to say it in any monetized way or the amount of CD sales. I’m saying it by the fact that I went out, and I’ll be able to tell my grandkids one day, “Hey, follow your dreams,” and really mean it, and then say that I did. I went out, had this crazy pipedream, and I just pursued it with all I had. Look at the places I got to go, and look at the...
Jonathan Bautts on 07/23/14 - 11:36 AM
I'm hoping that it feels good, it turns, it turns, it turns.
Staff ReviewsLil Durk - Signed To The Streets 2 (Jake Jenkins)
Wakey! Wakey! - Salvation (Gregory Robson)
Nightmare and the Cat - Simple (Gregory Robson)
The Collection - Ars Moriendi (Gregory Robson)
Staff InterviewsAnberlin - The Exit Interview: Part II (Jonathan Bautts)
Jake Jenkins on 07/23/14 - 07:14 AM
According to a new interview with Complex, Kendrick Lamar has been hard at work on his forthcoming album, stating that he has around 30-40 songs done. The rapper expects to drop the project before the end of the year, and says he has been working with Dr. Dre, among others.
But now that Kendrick, 27, is a hysteria-inducing star, the world is waiting to see if he can deliver twice. Expectations are high. After good kid, good simply won’t be good enough. Unlike GKMC, which Kendrick planned years in advance, there’s no cover art in mind for the follow-up. As for a title, Kendrick says he’s “flirting with ideas.” He’s been working primarily with TDE’s in-house producers, Tae Beast and...
Jake Jenkins on 07/22/14 - 12:46 PM
Listen to a new Going Off Track podcast with Say Anything's Max Bemis about Hebrews, his rediscovery of organized religion, Jewish neurosis, and how his spiritual upbringing has shaped who he is today.
Ryan Gardner on 07/21/14 - 07:17 PM
PropertyOfZack have posted an interview with Real Friends' bassist/lyricist Kyle Fasel. He really likes us.
It is tough. I’ve learned to back away from social media and from looking at what people say. We’re always really active with social media, updating our stuff, but in terms of looking at what people say, I try and stay away from it. AbsolutePunk is a terrible website. I don’t look at it, because I really truly think that Jason Tate stirs things up. I get it, that’s his job, he makes money because people go to the website and he wants to stir things up. That’s fine.
Ryan Gardner on 07/21/14 - 02:23 PM
I'm always moving forward, like that train.
Staff ReviewsThe Oversight - Far From Gone (Zac Djamoos)
InterviewsAnberlin - The Exit Interview: Part I (Jonathan Bautts)
Zac Djamoos on 07/21/14 - 11:25 AM
In celebration of this week's release of Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, we will be posting an in-depth, three-part interview special looking back over the band's 12-year career. Part I with drummer Nate Young can be found here.
Honestly, I would say that if we could be remembered in a light of just positivity and encouragement. It hits me at different times. We were signing yesterday, and so many people were sharing these stories. “I was listening to you since I was 13.” “You helped me get through some heavy stuff.” “Your music helped me when my mom passed away.” All these things that were so deep. It was hitting me, and I was thankful I was wearing glasses so no one could see I...
Jonathan Bautts on 07/21/14 - 06:05 AM
Drew was recently featured on Vying for Vinyl's "Setting The Record Straight" to discuss vinyl.
For starters, it does seem “cool” to like vinyl, which is great for the format but bad for my wallet (prices are insane). I know for myself I love the warmer sound, I like feeling the music and art in my hands, and I do like the crazy and vibrant colors that may accompany the format. What I love about the recent resurgence is that it is getting people back into record stores and discovering new music and interacting with people with similar tastes and/or interests.
Ryan Gardner on 07/19/14 - 11:00 AM
The Boston Globe recently interviewed Jacob Bannon of Converge and Deathwish Inc about the upcoming first Deathwish Fest.
“This was definitely a challenge,” Bannon says. “A lot of bands, at least in our music world, tend to tour Europe in the summer, since there a lot of festivals there in the summer.. . . In the US it doesn’t really culturally apply. Kids out there will camp out and see bands for seven days, watch random techno bands, then black metal bands, then, like, I don’t know, Prince on day three. It’s really varied and unique. A lot of bands from the States in the punk world tend to get invited to those things, so it was a challenge to make sure people are around. But we’re...
Ryan Gardner on 07/17/14 - 09:39 PM
We recently interviewed Barry Johnson from Joyce Manor about Never Hungover Again, which will be released on Tuesday via Epitaph Records.
A lot of it is about relationships that can’t last and deteriorate for whatever reason, I think that’s more of a theme on all of our records. I spend quite a bit of time alone so that probably plays into it. Most of the songs touch on that in some way.
Deborah Remus on 07/17/14 - 01:18 PM
We don't fight, we just talk real loud.
Staff InterviewJoyce Manor (Deborah Remus)
Deborah Remus on 07/17/14 - 07:43 AM
You can read our interview with Dangerkids here. The band is hard at work on their sophomore full length album, to be released on Rise Records.
And then there are some bands that have something to say, and I'd say we fall into that category. So I think if someone could catch us playing "Paper Thin", then I'd feel satisfied that they gave us a fair chance.
Jake Denning on 07/15/14 - 10:21 AM
I got so much soul in me that I'm barely alive. I've been down and out for so long I can't be revived.
Staff ReviewsFour Year Strong - Go Down In History (Thomas Nassiff)
Riff Raff - Neon Icon (Jake Jenkins)
Swans - To Be Kind (Ryan Reisert)
Driver Friendly - Unimagined Bridges (Ryan Gardner)
Show ReviewsVans Warped Tour 2014 - Mansfield, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
InterviewsKim Shattuck of The Muffs (Caitlin DeWeese)
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/14/14 - 06:20 AM
You can check out our interview with Michael Barr and Gus Farias of Volumes here. The band is currently on the Vans Warped Tour, playing the Journeys stage. Their upcoming full length record, No Sleep, comes out July 15th.
I think we had a took a different approach, a pop approach to writing this album, working with our producer Brandon Paddock. And I think that was a big step for us, bringing in a producer – at first we didn’t know if it would really work, but in the end it ended up working beautifully
Jake Denning on 07/07/14 - 11:41 AM
You can check out our interview with Michael "Jag" Jagmin of A Skylit Drive here. The band is currently on this years Vans Warped Tour, playing the Ernie Ball stage.
I think we finally figured out the method that works for our band. There’s five completely different people in our band that have completely different writing styles. On Rise, we really honed it in. There was a lot more private writing instead of sitting in a room with five other people, barking over the same idea
Jake Denning on 07/07/14 - 11:36 AM
Read a new interview with Say Anything's Max Bemis on Noisey.
I think it requires more work, but it always should have required more work. There was a brief period of time around a century long when the music industry got involved and figured out how to cater to the laziness of musicians. And we are innately lazy because we’re artists. There are people who work nine to five jobs thanklessly and don’t complain about it ever, and then there’s musicians, a lot of whom are receiving these giant advances from multi-conglomerate companies and essentially getting smoke blown up their ass and they feel like they’re the new Beatles, or at least trying to achieve that.
Ryan Gardner on 07/03/14 - 06:30 PM
I'm going to be doing a final extensive interview with Stephen, Nate and Christian from Anberlin this week, so if you have any last questions for the band, leave them in the replies.
Jonathan Bautts on 07/02/14 - 03:27 PM
Check out our new interview with Chelsea Grin from the Pomona, CA date of the Warped Tour here. The band's upcoming album Ashes To Ashes is out July 8th, and you can see them on the Monster Energy stage through the end of tour.
The EP was kind of like a start, a lot of experimentation, and the full length was a combination of so many styles of music. We have 15 songs on the album, so we wanted to experiment while at the same time have that crushing Chelsea Grin sound.
Jake Denning on 06/24/14 - 11:46 AM
Noisey published a really interesting interview with Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst. The site also premiered his new film The Truth. I recommend it.
I’m a simple person. I’m just me. I’m no more special than anybody. I think people are like, “What’s so special about that fuckin’ guy? Nothing! He gets on my fuckin’ nerves!” I go, “Well, I get on my nerves too. What the hell am I doing here? What happened?” It’s crazy. I just have some stories inside of me that I need to tell. I feel compelled to put them out and to give them away, for people to react to. It seems like everything I do, meaning finds me later.
Drew Beringer on 06/24/14 - 10:32 AM
Craig Owens of Chiodos recently talked to Rock 1057 about their upcoming tour with A Day To Remember and Bring Me The Horizon, the end of D.R.U.G.S, and rejoining Chiodos.
Ryan Gardner on 06/21/14 - 09:35 PM
In a new interview with Billboard, D'Angelo's manager Kevin Liles said a new album is "definitely" coming in 2014 and that D'Angelo will be going on tour in the fall. This will be his first studio album since 2000's Voodoo.
Jake Jenkins on 06/19/14 - 08:47 AM
Hit the replies to check out an episode of Steve Rennie's Renman Live with Bonnaroo founder Ashley Capps.
Zac Djamoos on 06/09/14 - 03:20 PM
Our interview with Needtobreathe can be found here.
When we started the record, we thought we might call the record “Wasteland,” which is the first track. Really that’s where we were when we started out writing for the record. It was a pretty dark place for us as a band. We didn’t know the record was going to follow this path that it ended up taking. It took us more than a year to make the record, and a lot of the songs really follow the journey that the band was on. Obviously, we didn’t know where that journey was going to lead. The songs came out as the turns and changes happened to us.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/04/14 - 12:24 PM
You are the hum of electric heat.
Staff ReviewsThe Roots - ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (Jake Jenkins)
Staff InterviewsNeedtobreathe (Jonathan Bautts)
Jake Jenkins on 06/04/14 - 08:49 AM
On The Gunz Show, Gunz spoke with Mat Devine (Kill Hannah) about his new album.
Zac Djamoos on 06/02/14 - 06:42 PM
We recently interviewed Sam Sutherland from Junior Battles. The band will release Rally on May 27 via Paper + Plastick.
We decided if we were going to do this record we were going to indulge all of our dumb shit, which means loving Limblifter, loving the Constantines and loving this insanely dumb idea of ‘And you will score the winning goal because you are very good at sports.’
Deborah Remus on 05/22/14 - 01:54 PM
And if I go away again you can have my stereo.
Staff InterviewJunior Battles (Deborah Remus)
Deborah Remus on 05/22/14 - 07:58 AM
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