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Episode 43: The Gaslight Anthem
Anberlin - Lowborn
Reviewed by Craig Manning
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Check, check ... is this thing on? Is it Friday? Well, not quite, but it's still podcast day. Today we've got a special edition episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast talking exclusively about The Gaslight Anthem's upcoming new album, Get Hurt. Your two favorite hosts, and me, talk about our impressions of the album from first listen all the way up to now. Then we tackle the whole thing track-by-track and give thoughts, complaints, and discuss what we think works or doesn't work. The end of the episode has us looking at what we think about "deluxe" albums and if we consider the bonus tracks part of the canonical album or not. We really hope you enjoy it! The episode can be streamed and/or...
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 11:40 PM
You can now watch a bunch of footage, interviews, and performances from last night's AltPress APMAs, including performances from Fall Out Boy, Brendon Urie, Sleeping With Sirens, All Time Low, A Day To Remember, and more.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 22, 2014 - 8:03 PM
CreativeLIVE host a series of free, live online workshops with influential music industry figures. Eyal Levi of Audiohammer Studios will be doing two courses back to back: "Metal Drum Programming" on July 24th and "Composing Metal Melodies and Harmonies" on July 25th.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 22, 2014 - 4:45 PM
Head to the replies to hear another 15 second clip from a new Copeland track called "I Can Make You Feel Young Again."
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 3:22 PM
Hit the replies to check out a new track from Big Chocolate, "Zon".
Jake Denning on Jul 22, 2014 - 2:32 PM
Just saw this awesome Kickstarter to fill up and tie 100 water balloons in less than a minute.
It is time to bring your water balloon fights to the next level with Bunch O Balloons - the hose attachment with 37 pre-connected balloons that automatically fill and tie themselves! This system makes it easy for kids of all ages to prepare 100 water balloons in just ONE minute, giving you enough water balloon ammo for any battle.
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 2:13 PM
Hit the replies to watch Emily's Army's new video for "Ammonia and Bleach."
Ryan Gardner on Jul 22, 2014 - 1:53 PM
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 Jul 22, 2014 - 12:46 PM
Flying Lotus will be releasing his new full length record, You're Dead!, on October 7th via Warp Records. He is also embarking on a tour this fall, which you can find the dates for in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on Jul 22, 2014 - 12:40 PM
The UK will be rolling out a new policy in 2015 that will warn repeat copyright infringers and educate them on where they can find legal content. However, according to reports, there will no longer be penalties for ignoring the warnings:
Business Secretary Vince Cable said this week: "The creative industries in the UK are one of our brilliant global success stories. We have unrivalled creativity - from record breaking musicians to box office films - that excite and inspire people all over the world. Yet too often that content is open to abuse by some who don't play by the rules. That is why we are working with industry to ensure that intellectual property rights are understood and...
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 12:39 PM
Electronic producer Hudson Mohawke will be releasing a new EP titled Chimes on September 29th via Warp Records. Hit the replies to stream the title track.
Jake Jenkins on Jul 22, 2014 - 12:35 PM
Davey Havok from AFI is acting in and co-producing a new movie about punks and skins in the 90s, called The Violent. The filmmakers are currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise pre-production funds and help build awareness for the project.
Set in the mid 90s amongst a tight-knit group of punks and skins, “The Violent" follows a teenager in his final year of high school as he is drawn down a path of crime, and must ultimately reconcile his own violent nature, or be consumed by it. “The Violent” is an independent film, financed by private investors, and the awesome public at large who want to see this movie get made. That’s you! This campaign’s initial goal of $20,000 allows us...
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 12:32 PM
Billboard has a good run-down of the current lawsuit Sony Music is facing from claims they "cheated" American Idol stars.
The litigation explores quite a bit of ground in the modern music business, from the way in which a music major like Sony accounts for revenue off of platforms like Spotify and iTunes to how advertising expenditures are treated. One topic that was largely overshadowed when 19 Recordings filed its claims this past February was Sony's alleged duty to share the spoils of its proceeds from big battles on the copyright front. For example, three years ago, Sony was among the record majors that extracted $105 million in settlement from file-sharing LimeWire. Does the money...
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 12:28 PM
A purported rare testing pressing (I can't confirm if it's real a real test press or not, you'll have to trust the poster) of Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon has been put on eBay to raise money to try and save a non-profit all ages venue/art space the owner opened last May.
I think there were less than 10 test pressings of this record, it was eventually repressed a ton of times on different labels, but this is the Iodine recordings version, the real 1st pressing. This record was a gift, and I do not want to part with it, but it may be the only way to save the non profit all ages venue/art space I opened last May. I was lucky enough to book / work with Brand New before they became a...
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 12:13 PM
Ian Cohen, writing for Grantland about Joyce Manor:
Considering its caffeinated, soused, sweet, and wired music, it’s fitting Joyce Manor was consecrated over an alcoholic energy drink. And as a kind of quintessential California suburb, the physical and conceptual “Torrance” is the perfect place to inspire a perfect summer rock album, i.e., Joyce Manor’s new LP, Never Hungover Again, released today. Most people drawn to this music formed their idea of “summer” at a time in one’s life when summer was significantly different from the rest of the year — Johnson describes his own as consisting of “backyard shows, everyone would be skateboarding, chased off by security guards, throwing water...
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 11:54 AM
Sarah Silverman will release her new album, We Are Miracles, on September 23rd via Sub Pop Records. The audio is taken from Sarah's emmy-nominated headline special for HBO. You can listen to her bit "Planting the Seeds of Insecurity" in the replies.

Track Listing
01) Nighttime Rituals
02) Speaking of Cum My Mother’s Been Sick
03) Killing Jesus
04) Planting the Seeds of Insecurity
05) Looking Inward
06) A Heartbreaking Story
07) Rape Jokes Comedy’s Hidden Gem
08) Muster
09) Senator Obama
10) Human Puppies
11) Diva
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 11:14 AM
5 Seconds of Summer will be playing an arena show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 15th. According to the press release I just got, the band's new album "has already peaked at No. 1 globally on iTunes in 71 countries, and has secured more preorders than any other artist in the history of Universal Music Group." Oh, and Universal Music most certainly classifies them as "pop-punk" (actually, to be fair, it's "pop-punk sensations"). This sort of reminds me of when Simple Plan kind of came out of nowhere (from the ashes of Reset) and everyone did a collective, "Huh? These guys aren't pop-punk!", and now they're effectively written into the pop-punk lexicon. It seems like...
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 11:08 AM
Texas in July will release their new album, Bloodwork, on September 16th via Equal Vision Records.

Track Listing
01) Broken Soul
02) Sweetest Poison
03) Pseudo Self
04) Defenseless
05) The Void (ft. Levi Benton)
06) Inner Demons
07) Decamilli
08) Nooses
09) The Tightrope
10) Illuminate
11) Bloodwork
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 11:08 AM
We're back with another premiere from Montréal metalcore band, The Prestige - head to the replies to check out their brand new music video for "Freefall", off their debut album Ecotone, which you can check out here. They will also be touring in Canada, supporting Norma Jean and Night Verses - dates are also in the replies.
Jake Denning on Jul 22, 2014 - 11:05 AM
Kimbra has announces a string of dates starting in late October in support of her sophomore album, The Golden Echo. You can find all of the stops after the jump.
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 11:04 AM
You can stream another new Spoon track called "Inside Out" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:52 AM
Maroon 5 have released the track listing and album art for their upcoming album, V. You can find the track listing below and the album artwork in the replies. V will be released on September 2nd via 222 Records/Interscope Records.

Track Listing
01) Maps​​​​​​
02) Animals​
03) It Was Always You
04) Unkiss Me​​​​​
05) Sugar​​​
06) Leaving California
07) In Your Pocket​
08) New Love​
09) Coming Back For You
10) Feelings
11) My Heart Is Open ft. Gwen Stefani​
[B Sides]
01) ShootLove​​​​​
02) Sex and Candy​
03) Lost...
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:49 AM
Newbury Comics' pressing of No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom is now available for pre-order.
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:46 AM
You can watch Stacy Clark's new video for the song "Figured It Out" in the replies.

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Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:43 AM
Dry The River released their new video for "Everlasting Light" yesterday. You can find it in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:41 AM
The Garden Spot High School marching band has been told by the school board that they're no longer allowed to play Fall Out Boy's "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" due to the lyrical content.
The Garden Spot High School marching band will need to come up with two new songs this season after the Elanco school board voted Monday to reinforce an administrative decision to remove a pair of songs because of their lyrics. The 6-3 decision was made despite the fact the songs are performed as instrumentals.

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Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:37 AM
Hit the replies to see Hostage Calm's new video for "Your Head / Your Heart." It's off the band's upcoming album, Die On Stage, which hits stores on September 16th via Run For Cover Records.
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:34 AM
Mineral will be re-pressing their discography on vinyl.
xcited to announce the deluxe remastered release of our albums, 1996’s The Power Of Failing and 1998’s EndSerenading, each on double DMM 180 gram vinyl on October 20, 2014 internationally via Xtra Mile Recordings and on October 21, 2014 in North America via Arena Rock Recording Company. The labels will also release Mineral – 1994-1998, a double CD compilation of both albums with previously unreleased songs recorded during The Power Of Failing sessions, as well as bonus tracks recorded during various sessions.

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Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:32 AM
Sum 41's Deryck Whibley posted a demo of their song "Crash" on his site along with a write-up about its origin.
i was going through my old cassette tapes of ideas today and i came across the original demo of the song “crash”. this recording was made about an hour after i witnessed a horrible car crash where one of the drivers was killed instantly. it all happened right before my eyes. i was the first one there and jumped out of my car immediately trying to help but i could feel the lifelessness in the air, you could just tell he was dead and there was nothing i could do. i’ve seen a few people die in front of me in my life and it’s definitely a bizarre moment to see the life being taken...
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:28 AM
Daryl Palumbo's remix of Papertwin's "Alkaline" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:23 AM
Owl City's new video for "Wolf Bite" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 10:17 AM
The Libertines drummer, Gary Powell, recently told XFM that the band had plans to "maybe do a new album."
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 9:56 AM
Smallpools have done it again. Following their smash hit "Dreaming" which was released last year, the band has released a new song, "Killer Whales" to tide over fans while they finish their new album. Head to the replies to give it a listen.
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 9:56 AM
Allison Weiss's new EP, Remember When, can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 9:54 AM
Hit the replies to stream Prawn's new song "Glass, Irony."
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 9:50 AM
Check out Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)'s new song "A Keepsake," featuring Bob Nanna, at NPR. You can pre-order the excellent You Will Eventually Be Forgotten at Count Your Lucky Stars or Topshelf.
Zac Djamoos on Jul 22, 2014 - 9:49 AM
Counting Crows' lyric video for "Scarecrow" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on Jul 22, 2014 - 9:48 AM
Dates for PUP's headlining North American tour can be found in the replies. Support is still yet to be announced.
Deborah Remus on Jul 22, 2014 - 9:44 AM
Baltimore pop-punk group Heavyweights will release their new EP, Keep Your Friends Close, on September 9.

Tracklisting:

1. It's Not Pretty, But It's Us
2. Dior 999
3. Bonfire
4. Bunkbeds (ft. Mike Hayden)
5. Anna Marie
Zac Djamoos on Jul 22, 2014 - 9:39 AM
The members of Patent Pending have spent the last six months creating an elaborate, fictitious band called Mario and the Brick Breakers. Their EP, Mario and the Break Breakers: Greatest Hits, is available now on iTunes. Head to the replies to watch a trailer for the upcoming documentary about the band's rise and fall. They'll also be releasing five music videos, so stay tuned.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jul 22, 2014 - 8:59 AM
Lights has released her first single off her upcoming album, Little Machines, which will be released on September 22nd via Warner Bros. Records. Head to the replies to stream, "Up We Go."

Track Listing
01) Portal
02) Running With the Boys
03) Up We Go
04) Same Sea
05) Speeding
06) Muscle Memory
07) Oil and Water
08) Slow Down
09) Meteorites
10) How We Do It
11) Don't Go Home Without Me
12) Child (Bonus Track)
13) Lucky Ones (Bonus Track)
14) From All Sides (Bonus Track)
Keagan Ilvonen on Jul 22, 2014 - 8:33 AM
Joyce Manor's music video for "The Jerk" can been seen at the A.V. Club or in the replies. Never Hungover Again is officially out today and you can also read our interview with the band if you missed it last week.
Deborah Remus on Jul 22, 2014 - 7:26 AM
New Jersey's Hodera recently released their debut EP, Reset to Default, and we are streaming it today - it's in the replies. The songs have a raw yet mid-tempo rock feel, not unlike some of The Gaslight Anthem's material, just with some more emo influence.
Ryan Gardner on Jul 22, 2014 - 6:57 AM
Head to the replies to watch members of All Time Low, Yellowcard and New Found Glory perform a medley of "Dear Maria, Count Me In," "Lights and Sounds" and "All Downhill From Here" from the APAMAs.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jul 22, 2014 - 6:28 AM
"They lied when they said the good die young."
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Craig Manning on Jul 22, 2014 - 5:42 AM

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