Hazing describe themselves as the "saddest boys in Kansas City," but they have a lot to be happy about. They recently signed to InVogue Records, and we can now announce that their debut album, Disconsolate, will drop on March 18th. Jump to the replies to see the band's new music video for "Tumbler." The catchy, emo-tinged pop-punk track evokes The Wonder Years, Transit and self-titled-era Blink-182.
Rancid have announced a couple of Southern California shows that will take place in April. Both shows will feature Left Alone as a supporting act and one of them will also feature Lower Class Brats. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday.
Kanye has changed his upcoming album's title again. Originally So Help Me God, then SWISH, his seventh record is now titled WAVES. The album is being premiered February 11th and I will continue to refer to it as SWISH because that is the best album title ever.
Music journalist Mike Damante has released a new book called Punk rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology meets Anarchy via DiAngelo Publications. Damante has covered the punk rock and Houston music scene for over 10 years at the Daily Cougar and the Houston Chronicle, and he runs music/media blog MIKED.
Punk rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology meets Anarchy” is pure non-fiction; a journalist’s perspective on the study of undiscovered species and the universe with a punk-rock edge that can’t be found in any UFO book out there. Don’t let the title fool you, which has been a huge conversation starter on social media, “Punk rock and UFOs: Cryptozoology meets Anarchy” offers serious and progressive theories...
The 18th annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will take place April 15-16 at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. The first wave of bands can be found in the replies; it includes Killswitch Engage, Bury Your Dead, The Black Dahlia Murder, Memphis May Fire, Earth Crisis and more.
Kanye West has announced an interesting method of premiering his highly-anticipated new album Swish on February 11th. He will host a live event at Madison Square Garden at 4 PM for both the new album and the release of his fashion line, Yeezy Season 3. This will also include screenings at theatres around the country. More information is expected to be posted here and tickets go on sale here on January 29th. Take a look at the event's poster in the replies.
I don't know about you guys, but I'll never turn down a harder-edged emo song. So I'm particularly stoked on our exclusive today: Mimisuki's "The Hand That Strikes the Flower." It carries a similar vibe to Jimmy Eat World's more aggressive material, a la "Bleed American," the song, or Desaparecidos' less aggressive material - the band shares members with Two Knights, if that'll convince you. You can listen to "The Hand..." on the band's profile, and if so inclined, you can preorder their new album The Thrills of Living from Count Your Lucky Stars; it comes out February 19.
Time And Distance have released a new video for their song “Something More” which will be released to iTunes / Spotify / etc this Friday January 29th. The band is currently on tour in the UK / Europe. Dates, the video and the single artwork are all in the replies.
Last week, I chatted on the phone with one of my favorite musicians, Stephen Christian (of Anchor and Braille, formerly of Anberlin). Our conversation touched on a variety of topics, from his new album Songs for The Late Night Drive Home, to the last days of Anberlin, and messages taken away from studying the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was a fascinating discussion to be a part of, so I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed speaking with him." You can find the full interview here.
People have this false impression where we still live in the 80s and 90s where musicians were rich. I had a job working for Ultimate Ears as a social media coordinator the last two and a half...
David Marion and Adam Fisher of Fear Before (The March of Flames) were recently on Casey Bates' podcast and discussed the likelihood of touring this year or next, as well as recording new music. Listen to the 'cast here.
In what is already the most bizarre story of the year to date, B.O.B, noted "flat earth" conspiracy theorist, has released a diss track directed at Neil Degrasse Tyson called "Flatline." B.O.B also shouts out a well-known Holocaust denier as well in the track. This story gets more and more depressing as I read more into it. The education system has seriously failed him. Hit the replies to listen to this trainwreck if you dare.
Now that the dust has finally settled from all of the 2015 EOTY coverage, we can surge full speed into the next stage of the annual music cycle: speculating about our most anticipated albums of 2016. I love this time of year, because it gives us all a chance to survey the musical landscape of the coming months and highlight spots on the horizon to look forward to. Here, the AbsolutePunk.net staff have put together a list of some of the albums that we are most looking forward to this year, and from heavyweight favorites (Kanye West, Brand New) to lesser-known artists poised to have huge years (Aubrie Sellers, Pinegrove), we believe our favorite records of 2016 are somewhere on ...