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Knuckle Puck will release Copacetic on July 31st through Rise Records.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:41 AM
Kayla St. Onge and Jonathan Diener (The Swellers) teamed up over at The Run Out with a really good piece titled "Pop Punk and Feminism: Intersectionality and Microaggressions":
If you ask anyone at a show if theyíre against racism, they will most likely say yes. If you ask them if theyíre for LGBT rights, theyíll most likely say yes, but you have to think critically about these things. Any idiot can say they arenít racist because the picture we have of racism is white men in hoods lynching people. But they forget to examine the social norms we have been bred with. Another large part of racism (and any kind of discrimination) are microaggressions. Microaggressions are small, subtle, and...
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:38 AM
Bella Union's PINS have released a video for "Everyone Says" taken from their recent album, Wild Nights. Hit replies to check it out.
Kelly Doherty on 06/11/15 - 11:38 AM
It's with great pleasure that we welcome Charlie Joseph to staff today. Charlie is joining us as a contributing interviewer/article/editorial writer and if the conversations we've been having in the staff chat are any indication -- we are all in for a treat! She's written up a little welcome message below, so please join me in welcoming her to staff!
Message from CharlieHi, my nameís Charlie. Iím currently doing a degree in graphic and media design at University of the Arts London (as in the UK!). Iíve been lurking about since I found out about the site five years ago and itís gonna be really great to finally post on here and contribute to the discussions and the website through writing...
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:14 AM
Say Anything are running a "city pride" contest.
Say Anything City Pride Contest: Share your cityís image this week and the winning city will get a personalized song written by Max! The song will be available as a free download, there will be an exclusive tee design available only at your cityís show and Max will perform the song that night!
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:02 AM
Looks like Letlive are in the studio.

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Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 11:00 AM
Thief Club's cover of Jimmy Eat World's "Sweetness" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:58 AM
PVRIS's cover of "Talking Bodies" by Tove Lo for BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:55 AM
Chris Farren has released a new demo collection.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:54 AM
It looks like July 10th, 2015 will mark the date the music industry shifts to Friday as the global release day. I guess I'm gonna have to tweak our albums in stores post.
More than 45 countries have signed up to the global release day initiative, including the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia. However, in some countries, particularly in Asia, local music repertoire will still be released on different days. For instance, in Japan domestic acts will continue to release new music on Wednesdays, two days earlier than international repertoire.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:49 AM
Hit the replies to stream MxPx's cover of Screeching Weasel's "Leather Jacket."
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:46 AM
NOFX's Backstage Passport 2 will be out on DVD on August 21st.
Jason Tate on 06/11/15 - 10:45 AM
A new Between the Buried and Me track called "Famine Wolf" can be heard over at Metal Injection.

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Blake Solomon on 06/11/15 - 09:30 AM
Polyenso has released a new stop motion video comprised of their fans faces for a new song, "Best of Friends." Check it out in the replies.

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Blake Solomon on 06/11/15 - 09:25 AM
Seventeen years later, The Goo Goo Dolls' Dizzy Up the Girl is getting its first vinyl pressing. Amazon lists the release date as 8/7/15.

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Blake Solomon on 06/11/15 - 09:25 AM
Third Eye Blind have released a new song called "Rite of Passage," taken from their upcoming album Dopamine. Check it out here.

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Blake Solomon on 06/11/15 - 09:23 AM
On the heels of the band's recent lyric video for new single "Different Colors," Walk the Moon has now released a full music video for the song, shot during their recent Talking is Hard Tour. You can view it in the replies
Craig Ismaili on 06/11/15 - 09:22 AM
Foals will release their new album, What Went Down, on August 28th. Hit the replies to see the artwork and a trailer.

Track Listing
01) What Went Down
02) Mountain at My Gates
03) Birch Tree
04) Give It All
05) Albatross
06) Snake Oil
07) Night Swimmers
08) London Thunder
09) Lonely Hunter
10) A Knife in the Ocean
Kyle Huntington on 06/11/15 - 09:18 AM
PVRIS covered Tove Lo's "Talking Body" for the BBC Live Lounge this morning. You can watch it in the replies.
Craig Ismaili on 06/11/15 - 09:07 AM
Sudden Suspension recently signed to Bad Timing Records and will release a new EP called There's A Bigger Picture Here on June 16th. You might remember when we premiered "As Good As It Gets," and today we are streaming the whole thing. Similarly to that song, the EP contains straightforward fast-paced pop-punk songs, perfect for fans of Knuckle Puck or Forever Came Calling. The bass flexes on "Eventually," while "Cheap Seats" cranks the pace up the max with arguably the best chorus here. Give it a listen below if you're looking for a good EP for summer drives with the windows rolled down. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order it.
Ryan Gardner on 06/11/15 - 08:48 AM
Mew have posted a new video for their song "The Night Believer." It features exactly 1000 fans from 65 countries, and can be seen in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 06/11/15 - 07:35 AM
Refused have shared another new track from their upcoming album Freedom. It's called "Dawkins Christ" and you can check it out here.
Blake Solomon on 06/11/15 - 07:31 AM
"And here with you there's always something to look forward to; my angry heart beats relatively easy."
Staff ReviewsSun Kil Moon - Universal Themes (Aaron Mook)
Small Leaks Sink Ships - Face Yourself, and Remove Your Sandals (Craig Manning)
Sharon Van Etten - I Don't Want To Let You Down EP
(Kelly Doherty)
Aaron Mook on 06/11/15 - 07:12 AM
Today I'd like to officially welcome AJ LaGambina to our staff! Aj will be joining us as a contributing reviewer and helping out on other things around the site. Please give a hearty welcome to Aj in the replies and read a message from him below. We've got a few more to come!
Message from AjHello, Friends! Iím Aj, and Iíve been using AP.net since Iíve been able to access the Internet, though I only made my account a couple of years ago. Iíll mainly be focusing on reviews, and as opportunities arise Iím sure Iíll be conducting a few interviews and working on other aspects of the site. In the real world, Iím a Sound Recording major at the University of New Haven, and I also started a...
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 09:53 PM
Hit the replies to watch American Opera cover The Wonder Years' "There, There."
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 08:42 PM
Members of La Bella Charade have formed New Lives. You can hear a new song called "Clarity" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 06/10/15 - 04:47 PM
Want to see Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind at Jones Beach on June 14th? If you can attend the show and want to win tickets post in the replies and I'll pick some winners randomly to give a pairs of tickets to.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 02:22 PM
Looks like All-American Rejects are recording new music.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 02:03 PM
Breathe Caroline's new video "Anywhere But Home" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 02:01 PM
Sara Bareilles confirmed via her "Sounds Like Me" Google Hangout that her new album will be coming out in November and that she worked with Neal Avron on it.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 02:00 PM
Just Surrender's If These Streets Could Talk will be released on vinyl through Enjoy The Ride Records for the album's 10th anniversary.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 01:12 PM
Today we're bringing you an exclusive video premiere from Coastbound, a brand new band based out of LA that remind me a whole lot of early 2000's pop-punk. In the replies we have the lyric video for "Overrated," a song taken from the band's upcoming EP, Wasting Your Breath. Check it out and tell me you couldn't have seen that on a Drive-Thru comp some 10 years ago.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 12:57 PM
Man Overboard have teamed up with Nashville-based Salemtown Board Company to launch a collaborative skateteam. Press release in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 12:54 PM
Today I'd like to welcome Becky Kovach to our staff team. Becky has a little intro post below and I hope everyone will join me in giving her a warm welcome.
Message from BeckyHey guys! My name is Becky Kovach. Some of you might recognize me from my previous work on Property Of Zack, where I spent two years as a reviewer. After a brief 6-month hiatus, I am stoked to be back and joining the Absolute Punk team! Itís an absolute (see what I did there?) honor to be jumping on board with a site that has long been one of my go-to sources for music-based reading. Iíve been writing reviews since I was 14 and much of my path since has been inspired by what Iíve discovered through Absolute Punk.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 12:23 PM
Square has teamed up with Apple Pay to offer a new contactless payment reader. I'd love to see this become a thing at venues for buying merch.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 12:03 PM
Steven Hyden, writing for Grantland, floats the idea of artists no longer releasing the traditional album for sale. I think the idea is interesting enough that if I was at a label I'd maybe play around with the idea for a few months leading into a more traditional release cycle and sale.
Hereís a truism thatís been proven time and again for nearly two decades: People canít be guilted into spending money on music. Theyíll spend money only out of a sense of need or want. So, how do you make people need or want something that is everywhere? Charging money for access to music online is like putting part of the sky behind a paywall ó even if itís a really well-tended part of the sky, itís...
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:43 AM
Garbage has announced on their Facebook Page:
It's the 20th anniversary of our debut album, we're going on tour this fall to play a handful of shows in celebration. We'll be playing the entire record front to back for the first time ever. We hope all our fans will come join with us to celebrate. ‪#‎20YearsQueer‬.

Presale: Thur, Jun 11, 2015 - 10:00AM PDT
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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:33 AM
Rancid have added NYC and Boston Dates with H2O around their Riot Fest sets.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:26 AM
Aaron Weiss of mewithoutYou spoke with MySpace about his spirituality and how it impacted writing their new record, Pale Horses.
If I had to pinpoint any one thing, itíd probably be sitting with a guru. I had kind of a spiritual guide for a few years. I would go and sit with him; he was someone who would talk to me about God and about who I am and what I know, and it was humbling because he cut through me in a lot of ways. He cut through my arrogance and showed me how arrogant and foolish I am. It was difficult to sit with him because he showed me all the ways I was and am a hypocrite, and it made it hard to take myself seriously when I tried to go out and talk about God or truths or...
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:24 AM
Wild Ones' new song "Dim the Lights" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:20 AM
iwrestledabearonce's video for "Green Eyes" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:16 AM
High On Fire's excellent new record, Luminiferous, can now be streamed over at NPR.
Jake Jenkins on 06/10/15 - 11:10 AM
Nate Ruess's new video for "AhHa" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:08 AM
Florence + the Machine have their first number one album on the Billboard charts.
Rock act Florence + The Machine claims its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as their third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, debuts atop the list. The set was released on June 2 and shifted 137,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7, according to Nielsen Music. Previously, the act -- which is led by singer Florence Welch -- topped out at No. 6 with their last album, 2011ís Ceremonials. Florence + The Machineís 2009 debut, Lungs, peaked at No. 14.

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Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 11:05 AM
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