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December 18th Episode:
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Season one of the Serial podcast ends today ... but we're going to keep right on trucking. This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast covers Green Day being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Songkick's declaration of the "hardest working band" in music, the NYT article that claims the internet is bad for the industry and suits are good, and Wondering Sound cutting operations and the future of publishing online. We hope you enjoy. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 5:32 PM
At 1pm PST/4pm EST, Fit For A King will be swinging by to chat with us. They were just announced for this upcoming Vans Warped Tour, all dates/tickets can be found here. You can also talk to them about their album Slave To Nothing, which is out via Solid State Records. Or, you can talk to them about anything else you have on your mind.
Jake Denning on Dec 20, 2014 - 12:57 PM
The Matches have released 10YearsEVDKTL, a live recording of E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals plus encore tracks. The band also announced their plans to play in Australia.
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 20, 2014 - 9:42 AM
Mae have released The Stageit Sessions on bandcamp.
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 20, 2014 - 9:25 AM
Check the replies to see how candy canes are made by hand. Just want to wish everyone a great weekend and start to the holiday week.
Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 1:00 PM
Fall Out Boy have posted a Q&A video with fans on Vine.
Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:47 PM
You can watch a mini tour documentary featuring Lagwagon and the Swingin' Utters in the replies. It was shot last month when the bands were touring across Canada.
Deborah Remus on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:36 PM
No Sleep Records have released a Christmas compilation.

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Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:22 PM
Mike Green will be producing I The Mighty's new album. They will be entering the studio in January.

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Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:20 PM
Accents have released a Christmas album at Noisetrade. The album is Pay-What-You-Want, with all proceeds being donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:18 PM
Tom DeLonge recently talked with Gigwise.
I’m not totally sure how it’s going to work but the goal is to find an area or an environment that’s different and not just a normal studio to be together as were architect the songs and inspire each other in ways that we did back in that timeframe. I think if we can pull off those few things we’ll be in really really good shape. We’ve always done what we liked, and on the Untitled record there was a lot of debate where we thought our fans wouldn’t even like it, but I think we succeeded by sticking to what we wanted to do, and it turned out to be the one that the fans like the most.

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Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:16 PM
My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade and Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge are up for pre-order on vinyl.
Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:14 PM
A petition has been started by a local to have Attila removed from Skate and Surf.
Last year, the legendary Skate and Surf Festival returned to Asbury Park after ten years away. While the man behind the scenes, John D, has the city's best interest at heart, he has made careless mistakes when booking certain performers. Last year, upon moving the festival to Asbury, the city required he remove the hip hop artist DMX from the bill, citing homophobia in his music. This year, a band called Attila is on his festival's lineup.
Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:12 PM
Drive Thru Records have posted some new and rare vinyl variants up in their store.
Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:09 PM
Hit the replies for some videos from Dustin Kensrue's show last night at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. There's a new song, some Thrice songs, plus a Lorde cover.

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Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:05 PM
Happy birthday to Casey Crescenzo.
Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:03 PM
ForeverAtLast has signed to Victory Records.

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Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 12:01 PM
Good Charlotte's Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz are reportedly engaged. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 19, 2014 - 11:55 AM
Watch La Dispute's music video for "Woman (Reading)" in the replies via NPR.
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 19, 2014 - 11:52 AM
Since we finally got some new D'Angelo in our lives it only makes sense for some new Miguel, right? He just dropped three new songs which I would assume will be from his upcoming follow up to 2012's stellar Kaleidoscope Dream. Head to the replies to stream all three new songs and swoon with me.
Keagan Ilvonen on Dec 19, 2014 - 11:04 AM
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Jason Tate on Dec 19, 2014 - 11:00 AM
Anti-Flag will be playing The Terror State in its entirety during shows in Ontario/Quebec and the U.S. in early 2015. Dates in the replies.
Deborah Remus on Dec 19, 2014 - 10:06 AM
Strung Out will release Transmission.Alpha.Delta sometime in March 2015. A teaser video can be seen in the replies.
Deborah Remus on Dec 19, 2014 - 10:00 AM
Throughout this year, we've been bringing you our favorite new releases in quarterly playlists. With the new year a couple of weeks away, we've compiled all of these playlists into a massive one that we call: "2014, A Year In Music." We've also put together a fourth quarter playlist with the best from the past three months which you can listen to as a stand alone playlist if you'd like. If not, press play on our 90-track summary of some of the best music of 2014. Hopefully, you can pick up some last minute additions to your end of the year list. Check out both the all year playlist and the fourth quarter playlist in both Spotify and Rdio formats in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on Dec 19, 2014 - 9:55 AM
New Gods will be going on a tour of the west coast. Check out the dates in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on Dec 18, 2014 - 3:36 PM
Vitaform's self-titled EP is now available on bandcamp for pay-what-you-want.
Zac Djamoos on Dec 18, 2014 - 3:25 PM
letlive. has posted another track in their appropriately titled "Renditions" series, this time featuring Chris Conley of Saves The Day. Hit the replies to hear "Dreamer's Disease".
Jake Denning on Dec 18, 2014 - 3:15 PM
Less Than Jake will release a 7" called American Idle on January 20th through Fat Wreck Chords.
Deborah Remus on Dec 18, 2014 - 2:48 PM
Wolves & Machines' new single "Christmas Medley" is available on their bandcamp. In addition, all of their albums are up for only a dollar.
Zac Djamoos on Dec 18, 2014 - 2:39 PM
Fit For A King will be coming by to chat on Saturday at 1pm PST/4pm EST. You can catch them on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, tickets are now on sale and all dates can be found here.
Jake Denning on Dec 18, 2014 - 12:58 PM
Funeral For A Friend will release Chapter and Verse in the US on January 27th via Distiller Records.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 12:00 PM
Lights has announced a US headlining tour. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:58 AM
St. Vincent is on Marc Maron's WTF Podcast this week.

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:46 AM
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rob Cavallo have written a musical based on the movie School Of Rock. It will debut fall next year on Broadway.
School of Rock — The Musical, based on the 2003 film of the same name starring Jack Black, will have its world premiere on Broadway. Performances are slated to begin Nov. 2, 2015, at the Winter Garden Theatre.

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:44 AM
Hit the replies to watch Relient K live lyric video for "Be My Escape."

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:41 AM
Of Mice & Men will be re-releasing Restoring Force with three new bonus songs and an acoustic track on February 24th. Drew is stoked.

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Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:41 AM
The Punk Rock Hillbilly's cover of Blink-182's "Pathetic" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:39 AM
Teenage Time Killer have signed with Rise Records. A huge number of artists will appear on this release including Randy Blythe, Dave Grohl, Corey Taylor, Jello Biafra, Lee Ving, Tommy Victor, Nick Oliveri, Pete Stahl, Vic Bondi, Clifford Dinsmore,, Max Cavalera, Tony Foresta, Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein, and Keith Morris.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:37 AM
Gob's video for "Radio Hell" can be found here.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:35 AM
Hit the replies for this year's Skate and Surf festival line-up.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:34 AM
Foxing are working on some new music in Brand New's studio in Long Island.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:33 AM
Frank Iero has announced some US tour dates. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on Dec 18, 2014 - 11:29 AM
Hostage Calm have announced their final shows. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 18, 2014 - 10:42 AM
MTV is premiering New Found Glory's '90s-inspired music video for "Stubborn."
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 18, 2014 - 10:17 AM
Head to the replies to watch Enter Shikari's music video for "Slipshod," which was directed and animated by Ren & Stimpy's Peter MacAdams. You'll also find their upcoming tour dates.
Alex DiVincenzo on Dec 18, 2014 - 7:29 AM

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