This is just a reminder to bands and labels that we've started accepting lists for our end of the year awards. If you'd like to participate, we ask that you send your top 10 CDs that were released in 2006 via e-mail to either Melissa Johnson or Gabe Gross. Along with your list, please include your name as well as the band or label that you are associated with. Please note that this is a call for bands and labels (or managers, and other industry folk) only to submit lists. NOT users. The deadline for submitting your lists to Melissa and Gabe is December 17th, 2006.
Congratulations to Will Pugh of Cartel for making it onto Golf Digest's Top 100 Musician Golfers, along with Josh Kelley, Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Bob Dylan, Justin Timberlake (*Nsync), and Kenny G (who ranks #1), among others. Will ranks 23rd, tied with the legendary Engelbert Humperdinck. Kevin Federline did not make the list.
You can listen to a new interview with Tomas Kalnoky of Streetlight Manifesto on the twenty-ninth installment of the Top Welt podcast, in which Tomas discusses the band's new material among various other topics. Although no official release date has been set, the group has announced that the majority of the new material, which is set to appear on their forthcoming, sophomore release, has been completed.
You can listen to and download a new interview with Bomb The Music Industry! on the twenty-fifth installment of the Top Welt podcast. As always, you can purchase a higher quality version of the podcast from the iTunes store.
You can listen to a new interview with Chris and Roger of Less Than Jake on the latest edition of the Top Welt podcast. Additionally, the podcast is holding a contest in which one lucky winner will take home a deluxe, spedial edition copy of the band's new album, In With the Out Crowd. You can enter for your chance to win right here.
You can listen to the latest edition of the Top Welt! podcast series here, or download a higher quality version at the iTunes store. This weeks edition features Big D and the Kids Table. The band discusses new endeavors, among other things, which includes a mention of the new record label they plan to release their new album with.
Joshua Kenyon of San Diego, CA out-designed 3,500 people to win the My Chemical Romance "Design A T-Shirt Contest". You can see Josh's design here. All proceeds will from the shirt will go to Musicares and Toys For Tots.
Pitchfork has posted their top 50 albums of '05 with Sufjan Stevens' Illinois clinching the number one spot, and Kanye West's Late Registration as runner up. Lookout for the Absolutepunk.net Best and Worst of the Year lists to start popping up towards the end of this week.
Do you think Jason chose Thrice or Spill Canvas as #1?
In case you missed our post the first time, AbsolutePunk will be featuring band members' top 10 albums of the year in our annual end of the year "best of" lists. So far, we have top 10s from Fall Out Boy, Copeland, Gatsby's American Dream, Over It, The Early November, The Bled, Fear Before the March of Flames, BEDlight for BlueEYES, Hidden in Plain View, and many more! Are you in a band? A little jealous? Fret no more, for you too can send me your list! Either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or instant message me at RohanKohliAP. We need these lists fairly soon, so please try to get them to me at your earliest convenience. Thanks!