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John Nolan has a new album in the works, and it's all going to be funded through PledgeMusic. Don't know what PledgeMusic is or how it works? Neither did I, but it's pretty rad. Check out what John had to say about the site and what he has in the works for his upcoming solo record in our interview.
My last solo album came out almost 5 years ago now, and then Taking Back Sunday has put out 2 albums since then. A lot of what I’ve been working on has gone to Taking Back Sunday, but here and there I’ve had ideas for songs that I’ve put aside. In the past year there was a quick burst of stuff that came out after Taking Back Sunday’s album that I was feeling like “Oh my gosh, here it is”,...
Caitlin DeWeese on 01/26/15 - 08:36 AM
Test my arms, kick like crazy.
Show PhotosSaosin with Anthony Green - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
InterviewJohn Nolan (Caitlin DeWeese)
Ryan Gardner on 01/26/15 - 08:01 AM
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Jason Tate on 01/23/15 - 11:00 AM
Yesterday, Pitchfork posted Ian Cohen's review for Cloakroom's album Further Out, which has led to a public outcry from industry folk and music listeners alike. Since then, the publication has modified the review -- presumably from pressure. Here's an excerpt from the original review (full version can be found in the replies):
The most frequently quoted fact from Cloakroom’s bio is that they’re a trio of factory workers from Indiana. It is a nice bit of backstory that makes sense in hindsight upon hearing their minimally arranged, moderately morose and maximally loud debut LP Further Out—so long as they’re not framed as the sort of blue-collar Hoosier hero that might inspire a John...
Lueda Alia on 01/22/15 - 02:20 PM
I recently spoke at length with Ryan Neff of Miss May I, who are set to hop on tour with August Burns Red on the Frozen Flame U.S. Tour, which runs from January 22nd until March 8th. In addition to talking about the tour, we also talked about their time at Knotfest, radio crowds vs Warped Tour crowds, the U.S. Military, and a lot more. You can read the interview here.
I think you get more of an opportunity to get love from a crowd quickly in the Warped Tour side of things. I think it’s a younger group that are a lot more excited to latch onto new music, they’re coming to that show ready to pick up t-shirts from their favorite new band, ready to have somebody win them over at every...
Jake Denning on 01/20/15 - 11:35 AM
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Jason Tate on 01/16/15 - 11:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 01/15/15 - 02:01 AM
We've got a group of user reviews to share today:
User ReviewsCloakroom - Lossed Over (Aj_LaGambina)
Code Orange - I Am King (AShores93)
Sorority Noise - Forgettable (AShores93)
Foxing - The Albatross (AShores93)
Dan + Shay - Where It All Began (jonesderek76)
Restorations - LP3 (cubsml34)
Farro - Color Rush (Single) (Aj_LaGambina)
The Xcerts - There Is Only You (ally140992)
Big Jesus - One (Aj_LaGambina)
Dillon Francis - Money Sucks, Friends Rule (Aj_LaGambina)
McBusted - McBusted (tomtom94)
I Fight Dragons - The Near Future (thatfootballguy)
Anthony Sorendino on 01/12/15 - 11:52 AM
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Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 11:00 AM
With December ending and 2015 here (still weird to type), it's time to retire the Holiday Theme once again. I'll leave it available for selection for the next month or so in your options with the other color themes we have available. Until next year my winter friend.
Jason Tate on 01/06/15 - 12:36 PM
With 2014 in the books and in the spirit of starting 2015 with a bang, we're proud to present to you all the AbsolutePunk.net Top 30 Albums of 2014. You'll find the list right over here, where you can see what we ranked and why we ranked it where we did; and if you click here, you'll be able to check out albums of the year lists from our individual staff members as well as plenty of industry folks and band members! We're always delighted to hear feedback from the community about our EOTY lists, so please feel free to join the discussion and take a moment to reflect on the year. Here's to a happy 2015 for all!
Thomas Nassiff on 01/04/15 - 10:44 PM
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Jason Tate on 01/02/15 - 11:00 AM
Let's give it up for the new year ... 2014 comes to an end tonight. Just want to wish everyone a safe and happy new year. Enjoy your night and next day hangover, we've got a lot of cool things coming up next week.
Jason Tate on 12/31/14 - 01:23 PM
A Skylit Drive vocalist Michael "Jag" Jagmin will be answer questions from fans in the replies. Come talk to him about the band's upcoming acoustic album, Rise: Ascension, his New Year's resolutions and anything else you'd like to know.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/31/14 - 12:43 PM
The website is seeing some weird database issues at the moment and has been unresponsive at times. We've got a team looking at it and hope it have everything back and running silky smooth in no time. I'm really sorry about this ...
Jason Tate on 12/30/14 - 11:36 AM
Update: Due to server issues, the chat has been postponed until tomorrow, December 31st at 12pm PST/3pm EST.

A Skylit Drive will be ending the year with AP.net chat tomorrow, December 30th, at 12pm PST/3pm EST. Come talk to them about their upcoming acoustic album, Rise: Ascension, their recent line-up changes, their favorite Christmas presents and more.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/29/14 - 02:31 PM
Update: This chat is now over. Thanks to the guys for stopping by, and we'll look forward to catching your set on the Silverstein tour in a few weeks and Warped Tour in the summer.

At 4pm PST/7pm EST, Hands Like Houses will be joining us to chat in this thread. The band was just announced as part of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, and you can find dates/tickets here. You can also see the band a little bit earlier as part of Silverstein's 10th anniversary tour for Discovering The Waterfront, dates are in the replies. Feel free to ask them whatever you'd like!
Jake Denning on 12/26/14 - 04:31 PM
I want to wish everyone a safe and fun holiday season. The website always slows down a little toward the end of the year, no doubt because we're all stuffing ourselves with good food and drinks (hopefully some good music too). If you're looking for something to do over the next few days, the AbsolutePunk Podcast released our AMA episode for Christmas, we've got a thread up in the general forum for "best of 2014" lists (the staff feature will be up on January 5th), and there's a pretty fun "what did you get for Christmas" thread up as well.
Jason Tate on 12/26/14 - 01:02 PM
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Jason Tate on 12/26/14 - 11:00 AM
This Friday at 4pm PST/7pm EST, the fellas from Hands Like Houses will be swinging by to chat, as part of our weekly chat series with Warped Tour bands. Not only will they be part of this years tour (dates/tickets found here), they'll also be a part of Silverstein's 10th anniversary tour for Discovering The Waterfront.
Jake Denning on 12/24/14 - 04:58 PM
Last call for band, label, industry EOTY lists! We're collecting "end of the year lists" right here for our year end feature. This way of submitting lists is for industry related folk and bands only. If you're a member/reader/special person of the website, you can post your top albums of 2014 lists right here in our forums. We are almost done with all our staff lists, look for these on January 5th.
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 02:13 PM
You can check out my new interview with Issues here. The band will return to the studio in 2015, set for a tentative fall release. They will also be touring in the spring.
Jake Denning on 12/23/14 - 12:24 PM
Update: This chat is now over. Thanks to Ryan and Tuck for stopping by, be sure and catch them this summer on the Warped Tour.

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 12/20/14 - 12:57 PM
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Jason Tate on 12/19/14 - 11:00 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. We focused on lesser known releases for the most part, so 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...
Anthony Sorendino on 12/19/14 - 09:55 AM
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 12/18/14 - 12:58 PM
You can read our interview with From Indian Lakes here. In the interview, we talk about the band's tour with Relient K, their current album Absent Sounds, and what we can expect from the band in the future.
This record was written in a city, most of it, rather than the big, open spaces that I was in previously. I would get up out of bed, away from my wife and it’d be like 3 or 4 in the morning, and I’d sit at my kitchen table with a guitar and I’d be on Logic, and it was just stuff that was hitting me in those delirious moments, sort of almost drug-induced…
Jake Denning on 12/17/14 - 11:05 AM
You can check out our interview with Marmozets here. They're definitely a band to watch in 2015, as they have a wild live performance. Catch them on tour with Enter Shikari and Stray From The Path in the spring, dates are in the replies.
Jake Denning on 12/16/14 - 03:34 PM
Read our review with indie/folk singer-songwriter yellowbirddd, who also serves as Allison Weiss' bassist. We're still streaming his new album, CENTINELA.
I was driving. It happened so fast. One moment, I was driving carefully - conditions were not great - the next moment, I felt the van had lost control, and the next thing I knew we were going down into the median ditch and the van started to roll. Then we landed upright and I felt the cold wind coming in, and we immediately made sure everyone was okay.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/15/14 - 04:47 PM
Quick reminder to bands, labels, and industry folk that we're collecting "end of the year lists" right here for our year end feature. This way of submitting lists is for industry related folk and bands only. If you're a member/reader/special person of the website, you can post your top albums of 2014 lists right here in our forums.
Jason Tate on 12/15/14 - 02:43 PM
You can read our interview with Backtrack here. Who's seem them with Every Time I Die and The Ghost Inside this fall?
Jake Denning on 12/15/14 - 12:52 PM
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Jason Tate on 12/15/14 - 02:07 AM
Update: This chat is now complete. Thanks to George, Andrew, and Josh for chatting, make sure and check them out on their headliner with The Amity Affliction, Being As An Ocean, 68', and In Hearts Wake - dates can be found here.

At 6pm PST/9pm EST, Stick To Your Guns will be swinging by to chat with us. Be sure and ask them about their upcoming record, Disobedient, which drops February 10th via Sumerian Records. You could also ask about comic books, movies, Pearl Jam, etc. Go for it.
Jake Denning on 12/13/14 - 06:24 PM
Update: This chat is now complete. Big thank you to the guys for stopping by, make sure you check them out when they come through your city.

At 2pm PST/5pm EST, the guys in Blessthefall will be stopping by to chat under the following usernames: BeauBTF, JaredBTF, EricBTF, MattBTF, and ElliottBTF. You can ask them about their upcoming new album, that's set to release in 2015. Or, you could ask them about their return to the Vans Warped Tour main-stage - tickets/dates can be found here.
Jake Denning on 12/13/14 - 02:27 PM
Last Thursday we had a discussion about your favorite holiday hits. Today, we're excited to bring you a mixture of your favorites, and some of the staff's picks. I have to say, this is one of the most enjoyable playlists to date. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Throw on your favorite ugly sweater, take a swig of egg nog and check out "An Absolutely Punk Holiday" in both Spotify and Rdio renditions in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 12/12/14 - 11:50 AM
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Jason Tate on 12/12/14 - 11:00 AM
This Saturday, we have two different bands swinging by to chat with us. First, we'll have the guys from Blessthefall stopping by to chat at 2pm PST/5pm EST. They were just announced as one of the first main stage bands for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, and they also announced they'll be releasing a new album in 2015. You can check out all Warped Tour dates here. Next, at 6pm PST/9pm EST, we'll have Stick To Your Guns stopping by to chat. Their upcoming record, Disobedient, will be released on 02/10/15 via Sumerian Records.
Jake Denning on 12/11/14 - 11:55 AM
Quick reminder to bands, labels, and industry folk that we're collecting "end of the year lists" right here for our year end feature. This way of submitting lists is for industry related folk and bands only. If you're a member/reader/special person of the website, you can post your top albums of 2014 lists right here in our forums.
Jason Tate on 12/08/14 - 01:17 PM
Update: The chat is now complete. Big thanks to everyone who came by!

Lou, Xavier, Matt, and Aaron from Palisades will be stopping by this thread at 2:30pm PST/5:30pm EST to chat with us. The band will be releasing their sophomore full-length album, Mind Games on January 13th, 2015 via Rise Records, you can pre-order it here. Also, they have announced that they will be on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, you can begin buying tickets on December 12th at 10am local time, dates can be found here.
Jake Denning on 12/05/14 - 02:18 PM
This week we're back with another AbsolutePlaylist from one of my favorite bands, P.O.D. You might recognize their early radio hits, such as "Youth of The Nation", "Alive", and "Boom", as well as placement in numerous films. They've also collaborated with variety of artists like Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies, and Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. Head to the replies to check out the playlist. The band's new acoustic album, SoCal Sessions, is out now.
Jake Denning on 12/05/14 - 11:59 AM
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Jason Tate on 12/05/14 - 11:00 AM
Tomorrow at 2pm PST/5pm EST, Lou, Matt, Aaron, and Xavier from Palisades will be chatting with us. The band just recently announced they will be on the Vans Warped Tour next summer, and they just premiered the first song off their upcoming record Mind Games yesterday.
Jake Denning on 12/04/14 - 04:03 PM
The holiday season is among us again. It's time to throw on your favorite ugly sweater, take a swig of egg nog, and discuss your favorite holiday songs by the fire. Drop us a tune or two in the replies. If you include a short description, we'll consider your songs for a holiday community playlist! In case you missed it, we put together a community fall themed playlist a few weeks ago.
Anthony Sorendino on 12/04/14 - 07:13 AM
You can check out our interview with Alex Erian of Obey The Brave here. The band's new album Salvation is out now via Epitaph Records.
I'm personally involved in management/business side of things when it comes to this band. We have a manager and booking agent and all that, but I oversee everything - and that's something that I wanted to do, the label didn't feel strongly about it at first, and then when they saw the repercussions, they were all about it. It's something people do in the hip-hop scene all the time, putting out singles, and we just wanted to do that in our scene, and I'd encourage more bands to do it...especially in this day in age, record sales are less and less relevant,...
Jake Denning on 12/03/14 - 12:34 PM
Well, this year sure seemed to go by quickly. We're currently gearing up for the end of the year feature where we compile all of our favorite albums into a big database for you to search through. While the staff are stressing over putting together their lists, and members are encouraged to post their favorites in our forums, we're also continuing our tradition of asking for lists from band members, label folk, and others in the music industry. If you fit into one of the aforementioned categories and would like to submit your list to us -- please do so here. Everyone here at AP.net would like to wish you all a happy and safe holiday season, keep an eye out for this feature right around...
Jason Tate on 12/01/14 - 05:09 PM
December 1st -- the holiday season is upon us! Time to break out the holiday theme. If it doesn't change automatically, or you are all bah humbug and don't like fun ... you can change the default theme in your options
Jason Tate on 12/01/14 - 11:51 AM
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