This week I explore the functioning behind the great wars of our vast comment sections. As a site built around discussion on a number of topics, has AbsolutePunk opened you up to new views you wouldn't otherwise see? How many times have you opened up to another user's opinion on an album or song or artist and gave it a second shot with different results? Do you generally take a publication's word on an album review, or do your friends and own expectations matter more? I'm interested to know how many of you rely on media outlets and how many of you have outgrown them over the years...well, to an extent of course.
"Speculation over whether Apple is preparing to launch an iPod phone all but ended on Thursday after a patent application revealed that the computer group is working on a device that will combine a "media player" with a mobile phone."
Carbon Copy Media (JT from Hawthorne Heights' label) will re-release 9 Reasons To Say Goodbye from A Day In The Life (now Hawthorne Heights) on Tuesday, July 11th. Originally released in 2001 on the now defunct Confined Records, the album features JT on vocals, and Jesse and Andy from RedAffair.
AFI launched an e-card in support of their upcoming album, Decemberunderground. The album hits shelves on June 6th and if you pre-order it through iTunes, you'll receive an exclusive bonus track, "On The Arrow", a cover of Morrissey's "Jack the Ripper", and an interactive booklet.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be performing on Last Call with Carson Daly on Monday, March 27th. Unlike previous TV show appearances, the band will be playing a mini-set for the show. Also, BRMC will be releasing the Howl Sessions EP, a six-track CD which is available on their current US tour and online.
Check out the media player for the upcoming Triple Crown Records DVD at their website. The DVD has videos from Brand New, Northstar, Death Threat as well as exclusive live performances from The Receiving End Of Sirens, Folly, As Tall As Lions and more. The DVD will be in stores January 24.
Click here to check out the media player for U2's live DVD, Vertigo 2005/U2 Live From Chicago, which came out this past week. The links for a :90 second trailer are as follows: Windows Media Player | Real Player