AbsolutePunk.net has a current opening for an intern during the Spring 2013 semester. Located in Los Angeles, I'm looking for someone who can commit 2-3 times a week (20+ hours), do some behind the scenes stuff on the site (with some editorial), and can bring me some iced tea lemonade from The Coffee Bean. You can find all the requirements and details, as well as apply for the position, here (it's right under the "editorial" section).
Honest question: When a band is going to push a song to digital outlets (like Paramore releasing their new single last night), is it really not possible to coordinate the launch so that it goes up all across the world at the same time? The song being up on YouTube and Tumblr before it's even available in the states because someone from another country was able to buy it early and post it ... just doesn't make much sense to me. I feel like there should be a better way to do something like this.
You smell that? That's the scent of hope, potential, and excitement. The aura of anticipation. After furiously putting a capper on the year that was music in 2012, we're already furiously putting together lists of the albums we hope end up on our best of lists. Today, the AbsolutePunk.net staff is pleased to present our most anticipated albums of 2013. These are the albums we're hoping shows up early every time we check our inboxes. These are the albums we can't wait to discuss and dissect with our wonderful users. These are the albums that have us excited for that specific Tuesday to hurry up so we can go to our local record stores and pick it up. The staff once again showed off...
What are you anticipating this year? Take this quick poll and let us know. We'll be putting together the final tallies in January to get a snapshot of what the AP.net users are most looking forward to in 2013. Tomorrow we'll be revealing the staff's most anticipated albums, so stay tuned for that.
The Self Promotion Forum this week holds the wonderful Grandview. The band deal in good old-fashioned hard edged pop punk which displays both intelligence and intense likability. These guys are the sort of band who could easily earn fans of all of the genres, with their sound featuring touches of emo, pop rock and pretty much everything. Get in on this; their EP is 'name your price' on their Bandcamp. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
We're finally back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of Gangster Squad.
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With the announcement of Justin Timberlake's new album on Monday, his first album in six years, the topic of releasing quality over quantity was the first topic that seemed to arise (or at least for me). While debating and arguing music is all semantics, there is still something to be said for an artist that can return from their musical hiatus and release high quality material that lives up to their fans expectations, even after so many years. In general, most artists release a new album every two to three years at most, which has worked in the frameworks of the music industry of the past. Build hype, release album, tour said album and then eventually start writing and head back into...
A young pop band featuring former members of Voted Most Random, Crash The Party released their debut EP, Come Alive, yesterday. To give you a taste of it, we are streaming "Forget Your Fears" today. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to check it out. The band is also hitting the road today on The LEGEN-wait for it-DARY Tour with The All Ways and Westland - dates are in the replies.
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I discovered the wonderful Breath Of An Epoch. The Illinois three piece deal mostly in extremely lo-fi, noodly emo that features quite distinct screamy vocals. Imagine a band along the lines of Midwest Pen Pals and then make them even more lo-fi, and you've got these guys. All of their music is 'name your price' on Bandcamp so there's no excuse to not check them out! Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
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