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"Have any thoughts on that Drew?"


That might be my favorite running gag in the AbsolutePunk Podcast, but it unfortunately rings a little too true this week. Due to some technical issues, Drew wasn't able to join us for our recording, so you'll have to deal with just Thomas and me. This week we look at a variety of topics: Follow-up from last week and looking at a few questions and comments we saw. Things like do we love music based on merit or past love for an artist? Does all music from our formative years hold up or does it get more of a critical "pass" as we get older? Then we talk a little about Thomas' prediction in last week's episode that Tim had left Transit -- only...
Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 1:48 PM
Tonight at the Quesadilla Factory's last show in Centralia, WA (headlined by The Story So Far), Four Minute Mile announced that this performance will be their last.
Jake Denning on Aug 30, 2014 - 1:06 AM
Hit the replies to see another studio video with New Found Glory.
Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 2:46 PM
Our interview with Keith Latinen of Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) can be found here.
They would never turn anything down, and they constantly had new material. We kind of made that our approach in Empire!, which is why weíve got so many splits, so many projects, so many little releases.
Zac Djamoos on Aug 29, 2014 - 11:42 AM
Buffalo, NY, hardcore band KDC will be embarking on a tour with Axis. Dates are in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on Aug 29, 2014 - 11:02 AM
Matt Sharp, formerly of Weezer, talks to Flavorwire about the new Rentals album and his influence on Weezer's early albums.
Would it have been any better or much worse? Would people have said, "Oh my God, Weezer's in Nashville making an acoustic record!"? Maybe! Or maybe people would have said, "This is the most boring record I've heard in my fucking life!" Thereís this idea that I would have been a one remedy fix-all, but thereís also that possibility of, "be careful what you wish for." Maybe it would have been a much bleaker thing with me in there. Who knows? I would have maybe put us down very pretentious roads.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:55 AM
Sonder have released their new EP through Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:52 AM
Sirens and Sailor's van was burglarized the other day and they are taking donations.
Every single dollar we brought with us, every single penny that we have earned over the past month of touring overseas has been stolen. Licenses, credit cards, essential medical supplies, laptops, electronic equipment, even down to our toiletries, GONE. In a matter of minutes, our livelihood has been taken from us. Our dream come true has become the exact opposite.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:50 AM
Bruce Springsteen will be releasing a graphic novel on November 4th.
The book is loosely based on Springsteenís song of the same name, and inspired by the 1950′s childrenís book ďBrave Cowboy Bill.Ē According to its Amazon page, the book is about ďa modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood.Ē
Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:47 AM
The theme song for Netflix's new show "BoJack Horseman" was written by The Black Keys' Patrick Carney. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:45 AM
Brian Fallon talked with Canoe about The Gaslight Anthem's new album.
Well, the record is what I did during difficulties. But I wouldnít say the record is directly about the difficulties ó not as much as people think. Iím not writing a news column. Itís not like, hereís the details and hereís the street name. Itís not the Kardashians, itís a band. I want to write songs people can relate to right away. But I try to write in a broader sense. So it may seem very specific, but itís not necessarily about the things you think. Itís a funny way of trying to articulate yourself in a song, and sometimes itís very difficult.
Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:39 AM
Lonely The Brave's new album can be streamed in the replies via The Guardian.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:32 AM
Another new Texas In July song from their upcoming album can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:30 AM
I The Mighty has started writing their new album.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:28 AM
Andrew McMahon will release a new song and post pre-orders on early next week.
Itís been a great summer of touring, seeing both new faces and old; nothing beats the experience of getting on stage night after night, and I'm so thankful to those of you were able to make it out to support us. I know youíre all ready for some new music, and this is why youíre receiving this email. A few hours after most of you end your Labor Day festivities, Iíll be premiering a new song! Not only that, but youíll also be able to pre-order the first album from Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness!

The pre-order will go live Monday night/Tuesday morning at midnight EST on iTunes and the physical pre-order...
Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:24 AM
5 Seconds of Summer will be hosting their own convention called Derp Con.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:22 AM
Asking Alexandria's new video for "Moving On" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:20 AM
The Smith Street Band's new song "Surrender" can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:18 AM
You can check out our brand new interview with Palisades here. The band just finished recording a brand new record with Eric Ron at Grey Area Studios, which is set to release later this year.
Right now, it's "Nut up or shut up", proving time. Honestly, I feel like we have a lot to prove, and I feel on this album we did. I think one of the best thing that we found with this new album coming out is that we truly found out who Palisades is.
Jake Denning on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:14 AM
Stolas' new song, "Soluna," can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:13 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on Aug 29, 2014 - 10:00 AM
The Jazz June will release After the Earthquake, their first full-length in twelve years, on November 11. You can see the cover art in the replies.

1. Over Underground
2. After the Earthquake
3. With Honors
4. It Came Back
5. Edge of Space
6. Stuck on Repeat
7. Ain't It Strange?
8. Nothing to See Here
9. Short Changed
10. Two Floors Down
Zac Djamoos on Aug 29, 2014 - 9:03 AM
Not Tonight Josephine have begun recording their debut full-length with Taylor Larson, frontman of From First to Last.
Zac Djamoos on Aug 29, 2014 - 8:58 AM
Hit the replies to see Somos' video for "Lives of Others."
Zac Djamoos on Aug 29, 2014 - 8:53 AM
Today, I'm proud to bring you the third AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Slangster (Ryan) has been a member with us since 2010. He brings us a playlist described as, "...giving off a vibe that makes me feel like going off on an adventure. They are all great to listen to on the open road or when staring down on the Earth from 5,000 miles high." Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Anthony Sorendino on Aug 29, 2014 - 7:26 AM
Copeland have just put up another pre-order option for their upcoming album, Ixora. 20% of the proceeds from this package will go to their late friend's son's college fund.
It contains handwritten lyrics, an exclusive 7 inch vinyl, screen printed sheet music, an Ixora flower seed pack, and an early digital release of the album. 20% of all proceeds from this bundle will go towards a college fund for Ben Fenske, son of our late friend & former crew member, Justin Fenske.
Keagan Ilvonen on Aug 29, 2014 - 5:52 AM
"Come make this drive with me, I need the company..."
Staff ReviewsMeridian - The Awful Truth (Jake Denning)
Staff InterviewsPalisades (Jake Denning)
Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) (Zac Djamoos)
Jake Denning on Aug 29, 2014 - 12:12 AM
Hit the replies to see a video feature with Against Me! as they go record shopping at Amoeba Hollywood.
Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 6:59 PM
Hit the replies to hear a new collaboration between Dia Frampton, of Meg & Dia, and Silas. This song comes from Silas' upcoming EP.
Ryan Gardner on Aug 28, 2014 - 4:07 PM
Head to the replies to stream another new track from Whirr called "Lines."
Keagan Ilvonen on Aug 28, 2014 - 2:21 PM
Gwar manager Don Drakulich directed a documentary about the early years of the band. Watch a 9-minute preview for Let There Be Gwar in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Aug 28, 2014 - 11:49 AM
Quiet Country Audio is kicking off a new season with Sleepy Hahas. The Buffalo, NY-based "psychedelic glam gospel synth pop" group took a break from working on their new album to perform four new tracks.
Alex DiVincenzo on Aug 28, 2014 - 11:18 AM
Bad Luck's video for "Cold Bones" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:40 AM
Alex Woodrow, from Our Last Night, has started a Yoga Youtube channel.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:38 AM
Hit the replies to see Chris Farren on SideOneDummy's storytellers.
Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:35 AM
The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die will be releasing their new collaborative EP with spoken word artist Chris Zizzamia, entitled Between Bodies, via Broken World Media (US) and Black Lake Records (UK) on October 7th. Artwork in the replies.

Track Listing
01) blank#8 / Precipice
02) Space Exploration to Solve Earthly Crises
03) If And When I Die
04) Thanks
05) Lioness
06) Shoppers Beef
07) $100 Tip
08) Autotonsorialist

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:33 AM
Undesirable People have covered the Peanuts theme song -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:30 AM
Tucker Rule, formerly of Thursday, will be playing drums for Yellowcard on their upcoming tour with Memphis May Fire.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:28 AM
Young the Giant sessions from WRRV in Poughkeepsie can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:26 AM
A video from one of Underoath's early shows in 1998 has hit the interwebs. Check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:24 AM
Ace Enders has posted a new song clip and video teaser -- it's in the replies.
a few months back i was mixing a record for another band. while each track was bouncing down (roughly 3-4 minuets each) i wrote 8 songs in that time, playing and singing the first thing that came into my mind. i recorded each as a voice memo in that moment and then built the song around that. so no metronome and very little edits. just a cracky voice memo that you can hear all over the album. thankfully trevor from el.de.te was there the whole time to document it.. here is a small piece of it!!

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:20 AM
Someone recorded a portion of Weezer's soundcheck from a festival last month and caught two new songs, the videos are in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:15 AM
Rx Bandit's Audiotree Sessions are now up -- stream the video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:13 AM
Requiem has signed to Cleopatra Records and will release their new album in October.
Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:11 AM
Hit the replies to watch Ace Enders perform "Sunday Drive" acoustically.

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Jason Tate on Aug 28, 2014 - 10:08 AM

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