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Up-and-coming Massachusetts pop punk act Traditions have released their new music video for "Eyes of a Man," which is premiering in the replies. The track comes from their impressive debut EP, Cycles, which was put out earlier this year via Take This to Heart Records. Check them out if you're a fan of Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years or The Swellers.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jul 28, 2014 - 6:06 AM
Maybe this is all none of my concern, but I can't sleep already.
Staff ReviewsBleachers - Strange Desire (Blake Solomon)
Bad Luck - Cold Bones (Zac Djamoos)
Show ReviewsMayhem Festival 2014 with Avenged Sevenfold - Mansfield, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Alex DiVincenzo on Jul 28, 2014 - 6:02 AM
The Gaslight Anthem's new song "Stay Vicious" is now available on iTunes. You can also check it out in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 27, 2014 - 9:01 PM
Today marks the tenth anniversary of Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want to Be.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jul 27, 2014 - 9:00 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
BlakeBleachers have taken over. And also some vintage Minus The Bear getting plays this week.
Jake JenkinsTouché Amoré and Tigers Jaw
Anthony SorendinoNathan For You is my new favorite show. It's absolutely brilliant.
Jason Tate on Jul 27, 2014 - 1:00 AM
Less Than Jake are playing their 365th day of Warped Tour today in West Palm Beach. That's a lot of sunburns.
Thomas Nassiff on Jul 26, 2014 - 10:12 AM
Have Mercy were robbed in Buffalo. Head to the replies to see what was taken and if you see or hear of these items, you can email management. The band is accepting PayPal donations through HaveMercyOfficial@gmail.com.
Zac Djamoos on Jul 26, 2014 - 10:00 AM
The Offspring posted covers of Pennywise's "No Reason Why" and Bad Religion's "Do What You Want" and "No Control." Listen to them in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jul 26, 2014 - 6:52 AM
Hear a new acoustic Cryptodira song called "An Unmarked Grave" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 26, 2014 - 5:42 AM
Sucré, the solo project of singer Stacy King of Eisley, have announced their first tour - dates are below. They're currently working on an EP to be released before the tour.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 26, 2014 - 5:41 AM
Watch Crown The Empire's new video for "Machines" below. The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways is out now via Rise Records.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 26, 2014 - 5:39 AM
Soundsupply are doing a label drop for Run For Cover Records, where you can get 10 digital albums for $15, 10 CDs for $50 (bonus CD for first 25 buyers), and/or 10 LPs for $99 (bonus 7" for first 25 buyers).
Ryan Gardner on Jul 26, 2014 - 5:35 AM
Rookie of the Year is hitting the road with Kingsfoil, Saywecanfly, and Red Letter Days. Dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 26, 2014 - 5:31 AM
Brendan Kelly's latest blog looks into the worst ways to die.
That dude from Brand New sings a line that I think is pretty good: “Jesus Christ, I’m not scared to die. I’m a little bit scared of what comes after.” It’s evocative of the weird uncertain relationship humanity has with death, but I think it’s wrong. Being dead is a breeze. We’ve all already done it before. Begin at the moment you were born and go backwards to the beginning of time. How long is that? If you answered anything other than “an infinite amount of time” then god bless your foolish heart. You’ve already not existed for eternity and you’re fine right now, right?
Jason Tate on Jul 25, 2014 - 4:04 PM
There's a really nice profile on producer Mike Crossey (The 1975, The Gaslight Anthem) over on SoundonSound.
"After these years of working predominately with pop music that involved a lot of programming, I had a period of rebellion to it, during which I fell out with computers and wanted to work all-analogue and solely with tape machines,” remarked Crossey. "I was inspired by the Steve Albini approach and worked with many guitar bands. These days, I'm somewhere in the middle, and so last year I was talking with my manager about finding this mythical band that blends pop, commerciality, programming and electronic elements with being a guitar band with real instruments, credibility and...
Jason Tate on Jul 25, 2014 - 4:02 PM
Producer Marc McClusky (William Beckett, Weezer) has launched a Kickstarter for his app "Ghost Trax," an app that will enhance and make live performances easy for those using live tracks.
Christian Wagner on Jul 25, 2014 - 10:57 AM
A new song from Peter Munter (Over It) can be found on SoundCloud.
Jason Tate on Jul 25, 2014 - 10:48 AM
Fall Out Boy have announced they would like to come to Garden Spot High School and perform a song with the marching band. This is the marching band who were recently told they couldn't perform "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" by the school board. The video of Pete Wentz talking about this can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 25, 2014 - 10:43 AM
Up-and-coming Brooklyn band (as if there's any other kind) Young Runner are set to release their first EP in a few weeks, but you can get a taste of their Vaccines-ish, post-grunge, plain fun rock 'n roll right now in the form of "Wet Cement." Check it out in the replies.
Blake Solomon on Jul 25, 2014 - 10:37 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 Jul 25, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Set it Off have been playing a new song, "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing," live. Check out a video in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 25, 2014 - 8:50 AM
A new He Is Legend song titled "Smoker Scoff" can be heard at Metal Injection and in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 25, 2014 - 8:42 AM
Norma Jean is heading out on tour in August. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 25, 2014 - 8:41 AM
In a recent interview with Punks in Vegas, Mike Park (Asian Man Records) revealed that he's asked Brendan Kelly to do a children's album for his Fun Fun imprint.
I've already talked to Brendan and he’s on board, but having him actually finish is another story altogether.

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Jason Tate on Jul 25, 2014 - 8:37 AM
Tokyo-based screamo band Blue Friend will release their debut full-length I Will Be Your Friend in September via Dog Knight Records. It's twenty-five minutes of dissonant, harsh screamo in the vein of classics like Beau Navire or modern groups like Old Gray. Today we're got an exclusive stream of the track "Kowai." Hit the replies to check it out, and then you can pre-order the LP via Dog Knight's site.
Zac Djamoos on Jul 25, 2014 - 8:27 AM
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 Jul 25, 2014 - 6:13 AM
It looks like The Boxer Rebellion are demoing for their fifth album.
Anthony Sorendino on Jul 25, 2014 - 5:37 AM
You can read our interview with The Ghost Inside here. The band is set to release their fourth full length album in the fall on Epitaph Records, which includes guest vocals from Jason Butler of letlive.
Lyrically, it’s about the fact that I’m getting a little older now, and it’s about the opportunities that you have when you’re younger. When you first start getting into adulthood, you have so many open doors and so many opportunities and so many places to go and things to do – literally, the world is whatever you want it to be.
Jake Denning on Jul 25, 2014 - 5:22 AM
It's pretty hard to argue that Rise Records isn't one of the top independent record labels out there. Thinking about it, the first time I had ever heard of the label was when Drop Dead, Gorgeous played at a Christian festival Tomfest in July of 2006. I remember learning about new bands through the label's sampler CDs (remember those?) - this was one of my first exposures to bands like The Devil Wears Prada and more. The following AbsolutePlaylist is a collection of what I consider to be Rise Records very best - hopefully you find a new artist or two to check out and support. Definitely include links to your own favorites in the replies.
Jake Denning on Jul 25, 2014 - 4:47 AM
“You called in a fake propane emergency? That’s a $50 fine after I report it.”
Staff InterviewsThe Ghost Inside (Jake Denning)
Anberlin - The Exit Interview: Part III (Jonathan Bautts)
Jake Denning on Jul 25, 2014 - 4:16 AM
The Rocket Summer's "Walls" was featured during a montage on America's Got Talent last night. Check it out in the replies.
Anthony Sorendino on Jul 24, 2014 - 5:44 PM
I've spent more time in Logic Pro X over the last 48 hours than I care to admit. Now, following on the heels of yesterday's special episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast, we have your regularly scheduled episode ready for listening. You can spend so much time with us over the weekend now! This week we touch on a variety of topics: Should we re-order how an artist has set a track listing? Why is everyone so judgmental online about music tastes? Are 5 Seconds of Summer a pop-punk band and why does anyone care? What is the point of an album review on AP.net? Will Andrew McMahon blow up this time? How did AP.net get popular and why? We tackle all these questions and more. The episode can be...
Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 4:06 PM
The National's "Mistaken for Strangers" has received the Funny or Die treatment.

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Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 3:24 PM
Shirts for a Cure were robbed yesterday at Warped Tour.
Yesterday, an unexpected misfortune struck Shirts for a Cure. Our booth on the Warped Tour was robbed of a significant amount of donations we have received throughout our summer fund raising effort. These funds were designated to help with our ongoing financial support of the Community Health Center in Chicago. We do not want to let this organization down so we are reaching out to you, our community of loyal supporters to help us continue to help others. Please help spread the word (repost, retweet, retumble) and donate at: www.syrentha.org/donate Thank you. #fuckcancer
Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 3:21 PM
We Came As Romans will be releasing their live DVD, Present, Future, Past, on September 2nd via Equal Vision Records. A trailer can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 3:16 PM
We've got a group of user reviews to share today:
User ReviewsChelsea Grin - Ashes to Ashes (Niko John)
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties - We Don't Have Each Other (Kyra Clark)
Say Anything - Hebrews (time4orange)
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties - We Don't Have Each Other (stereocascade)
Crosses - Crosses (ErenAnde)
Fit For a King - Creation/Destruction (SpencerCoronado)
Mountain Bird - Cosmos II (SpencerCoronado)
Flood of Red - They Must be Building Something (SpencerCoronado)
I am King - Onehundred (SpencerCoronado)
Anthony Sorendino on Jul 24, 2014 - 1:27 PM
Hit the replies to check out a new Rustie and Danny Brown collaboration called "Attak." The song will appear on Rustie's forthcoming sophomore release Green Language. The pair previously collaborated on Brown's Old.
Ryan Dennehy on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:47 AM
Very Small Array has put together a chart and analysis on the obscurity of hit songs.
Some pop songs are timeless classics. Some play endlessly at weddings and on oldies stations. Others find renewed vigor in movie trailers or because their lyrics can be applied to Golden Grahams. Still others just, well – disappear. We started with the top 10 songs of each year from 1900 to present (as calculated by the Whitburn Project), recording each song’s Google hits, Wikipedia presence and last.fm scrobbles to calculate an obscurity score.
Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:39 AM
The Hold Steady's recent performance on Conan O'Brien can be found here.
Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:29 AM
Against Me! have announced some new UK dates for November. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:26 AM
Alter Bridge's video for "Cry Of Achilles" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:25 AM
War on Women have signed with Bridge Nine Records.
Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:23 AM
The American Scene's newly released song can be found in the replies; preorders for the new album are up too.

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Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:19 AM
Weezer's performance of "Back to the Shack" on The Tonight Show can be found here.
Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:18 AM
A live video of No Devotion performing "Stay" from their first show in the UK can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 24, 2014 - 11:15 AM

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