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In the replies, you can find our exclusive premiere of The Used's new video for "Quixotica." The song is from the band's recent EP release, The Ocean Of The Sky. The band will be going out a few headline tour dates this October.
Drew Beringer on 09/13/13 - 09:59 AM
The sixth chapter in Vanna's ambitious 10-part video series, The Few and the Far Between: The Movie, is set to one of my favorite tracks on the record, "Please Stay." The video matches the song's intensity, as our protagonists take mushrooms and trip in the woods. The members of Vanna appear in this one, looking like they're part of Cobra Kai. Check it out in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/13/13 - 08:25 AM
It seems like a lot of exciting new bands are emerging from the Nashville scene lately, huh? Add another to the list, as Courtesy Drop plans to unleash its style of melodic post-hardcore in the form of its Animal Style Records debut, Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love To. Today, we have a sneak peek from that LP - you can exclusively stream "A Toast To The Valiant Phil Coulson" in the replies. The band's new album will be available on October 15th and is available to pre-order.
Drew Beringer on 09/12/13 - 10:49 AM
I think this is going to be a big hit on the site. Today, we're introducing Arliss Nancy, the latest band to join the Black Numbers family. The Fort Collins, CO, quintet will be releasing its new album, Wild American Runners, in mid-October and today we're bringing you a great slice of said album by premiering "Coals." If you're a fan of Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem, and The Hold Steady, then this band and song will be right in your sweet spot. Check out "Coals" in the replies. If you dig it, make sure you pre-order it as well.
Drew Beringer on 09/12/13 - 10:33 AM
I'm delighted that we're exclusively streaming the debut EP from Illinois pop-punkers, Game Changer. Three Years is an exhilarating, fun, youthful EP that brings to mind the likes of The Story So Far, Handguns and early All Time Low. The EP is officially available to buy from the band's Bandcamp tomorrow, but until then, head to replies to hear it. Thank me later.
Kelly Doherty on 09/12/13 - 04:31 AM
It's tough to put my finger on who to compare Microwave to. I hear some influence of Jimmy Eat World, Balance and Composure, and even hints of modern pop-punk bands like Real Friends. Whatever the case may be, the band has a new EP When The Fever Breaks coming out next week and we're premiering the track "Labor Day" for you. Listen in the replies and leave your thoughts.
Christian Wagner on 09/10/13 - 07:41 AM
A couple months ago, we premiered a track from Deer Widow's upcoming self-titled EP. Flash forward to today and we're premiering the entire thing. The Flint, MI, quartet features members from Kid Brother Collective, Dead by Sunday, Empty Orchestra, and more. If you dig what emo originally sounded like back in the 90s, then you may love this. The band will be releasing its debut EP on Save Your Generation Records and you can pre-order the EP on 10" vinyl. In the meantime, stream the entire EP in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 09/09/13 - 10:25 AM
Emma Ate the Lion will digitally release their full-length debut, Songs Two Count Too, tomorrow. The concept album follows the life and death of a man shaped by the world around him. Jump to the replies to stream it. If you miss the progressive indie rock styling of Forgive Durden, you're going to want to give this a listen.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/09/13 - 09:42 AM
SURPRISE! Bet you didn't see this one coming. Today we've got a brand new song from The Morning Of called "Holden." It's the classic TMO that we have all come to know and love, and the song is inspired by the book "The Catcher in the Rye." Take a listen in the replies and catch them in NYC at The Webster Hall on September 29.
Christian Wagner on 09/08/13 - 04:40 AM
We've officially reached the halfway point in Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. Head to the replies to watch the fifth chapter, which is set to "The Weekly Slap in the Face." This installment sees our heroes work out some family issues. Don't miss the the first, second, third and fourth segments, and check back every Friday for more.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/06/13 - 08:59 AM
Gang Green was the most raucous and explosive hardcore punk band in Boston from 1982-1986. DROP THE NEEDLE: BOSTON PUNK ANTHOLOGY is a new compilation release of five old-school Boston punk, rock, and hardcore bands from the 1980ís and 1990ís. This release includes the band's original 1985 version of the classic song "Letís Drink Some Beer." This rare studio recording has never been available on CD before and was co-written by Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Listen to the track in the replies. You can get it on iTunes too.
Christian Wagner on 09/06/13 - 07:08 AM
Trophy Scars are gearing up for the highly-anticipated release of their new album, Holy Vacants. They're eying an October 29 digital release, with the vinyl reserved for Black Friday, November 29. We're streaming a new song from the effort, titled "Hagiophobia," on the band's AP.net profile and in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/05/13 - 09:01 AM
Anberlin recently announced Devotion: Vital Special Edition, a collection containing unreleased, remixed, and brand new material. Today, we are exclusively revealing the collection's cover art and lengthy track list, both of which you can find in the replies. The record will be available on October 15th.
Drew Beringer on 09/05/13 - 08:03 AM
Today we're premiering Down With Webster's new video for "Party For Your Life." The infectious track is coupled with a montage of movie clips from some of the most iconic films over the last few decades and it will be sure give you a wave of nostalgia all the while keeping your foot tapping and singing along. Watch the video for "Party For Your Life" in the replies. The band's new album Party For Your Life is out Oct. 22nd.
Christian Wagner on 09/04/13 - 07:01 AM
Fresh off its recent appearance in this year's Absolute 100, I'm excited to premiere a brand new track from post-hardcore/post-rock band Caterpillars. Without repeating what I wrote about the band in the Absolute 100, the Dallas, TX, quartet has released one of the most exciting albums of 2013 (The Other Side will be available on September 24th) and continues what Thursday left behind. Check out the blistering "Rebirth" in the replies. A pre-order of the digital version of The Other Side is available.
Drew Beringer on 09/03/13 - 09:10 AM
A few months ago, Shane Told of Silverstein reached out to me about starting up a monthly sports column on the site. I thought why not? We have a very strong sports forum and a lot of our users are very knowledgable about various sports. Now that his band just wrapped up its stint on this past summer's Warped Tour, Shane sent me his inaugural AP.net sports column, which you can read in the replies. It's not often that sports and this scene crossover, but in this month's column Shane discusses how musicians and athletes cheat to get ahead.
Drew Beringer on 08/30/13 - 08:36 AM
We're back with the fourth chapter in Vanna's ambitious 10-part series, The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. This week's video features a scuffle set to the chugging breakdown of "Casket Rhythm." Jump to the replies to see the story unfold. In case you're behind, watch the first, second and third segments.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/30/13 - 08:36 AM
We gave you the first taste of Lonely Kings' new material a couple of months ago, and now we're streaming the entire record. American Heartache releases this Tuesday, September 3 on Epochal Artists Records. It features a guest appearance by Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix on the track "Promises." Listen to the album on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/30/13 - 08:19 AM
We've got a really great exclusive for you guys today. You might not recognize the name Dave Hill right now, but with all the pots he has his hands in, you will soon. Bearing a multi-hyphenate title that would rival James Franco's, Hill is a published author (of a collection of essays entitled Tasteful Nudes), stand-up comedian, podcaster, host of a monthly live variety show, and also frontman for the power-pop group Valley Lodge. The group is gearing up to release their third album, Use Your Weapons, next Tuesday, but we're happy to be streaming the entire record a few days early. Filled to the brim with massive hooks and infectious vocals, this record is right up the alley of anybody...
Cody Nelson on 08/30/13 - 08:19 AM
Envy recently released a limited 14xLP / 2xDVD / 100-page book set titled Invariable Will, Recurring Ebbs and Flows via Temporary Residence. To celebrate, we are premiering part one of video trailer about the box set release, featuring quotes from other musicians about Envy's influence and legacy. Hit the replies to watch the video. You can also get more info and order the release.
Ryan Gardner on 08/29/13 - 10:55 AM
Drive-Thru Records had an unbelievable roster in their prime, but one band that went criminally overlooked was Day at the Fair. The New Jersey pop punk group's 2005 effort, The Rocking Chair Years, is making its vinyl debut on September 17th via Broken Heart Records. In addition to the original album and several bonus tracks, there is also a limited edition lathe cut available only in a bundle. It features "Broken," which is one of the first songs the band ever recorded but was never released. Head to the replies or the band's AP.net profile to listen to the track and be brought back to the golden age of pop punk.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/29/13 - 08:01 AM
Pop-punk has experienced a resurgence in the scene over the past few years, and Anchorless should be thrown right into the mix. Featuring former members of Tiefighter, the band shows their chops and have a very distinct So-Cal pop-punk style that we've grown to love on the site. Listen to "Just Because" in the replies and you can pre-order the EP here.
Christian Wagner on 08/28/13 - 11:59 AM
This week's video, and the second one in the AP.net and Made of Chalk collaboration series, features a performance by Rx Bandits at Metro in Chicago earlier this summer. As many of you know, Rx Bandits embarked on a 10 Year Anniversary Tour for their critically acclaimed, and fan favourite, album The Resignation. So head to the replies to check out this AP.net exclusive video of the band playing "Prophetic" live, as well as a few other gems. Hope you enjoy!
Lueda Alia on 08/28/13 - 09:51 AM
Don't let the name fool you, Heavy Breather is one hell of a new band that might be making its mark sooner rather than later. The St. Louis-based electro pop act is intent on reviving the sound of the 80's but giving it a more modern feel. The band has a new EP coming out later this year and today we're premiering the track "88 MPH (This Is Love)" in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 08/28/13 - 07:24 AM
As bands like The Story So Far and Man Overboard have risen to the top of the pop-punk totem pole, it's becoming harder and harder for bands to gain traction while presenting a straightforward take on the genre. Currently, Real Friends is proving that you don't have to rewrite the rules to make an impact on young music listeners...but today we have a song stream from a band that I think could follow and exceed that mold. Knuckle Puck delivers a melodic, crunchy offering of a sound that we're all familiar with. It took me a few listens of their new EP, The Weight That You Buried, which drops September 3, to see past the first few layers of their sound. But I think fans of the genre can...
Thomas Nassiff on 08/27/13 - 11:16 AM
Remember Therefore I Am? That band just did it for me - perfectly-crafted post-hardcore with huge melodies and quality harmonies. That's what I love about City Of Ghosts - the Milwaukee boys deliver that straightforward brand of post-hardcore with raw, yet massive vocals. We've got "Borrowed Wings," the debut single from their upcoming EP, The Calm In The Current - it's all kinds of awesome. Enjoy the jam in the replies and grab the EP from Easy Killer Records in the coming months. Fans of Thrice's Artist In The Ambulance and Crisis-era Alexisonfire should dig this.
Jack Appleby on 08/27/13 - 11:01 AM
We couldn't be more excited to premiere a brand new Pentimento song today. Inside The Sea is the band's new EP set for release on Oct. 22nd on Paper + Plastick Records and this is my favorite EP of the year. Fans of Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want To Be will enjoy this release and the only downside is that it's 4 songs. Listen to "Any Minute Now" in the replies and you can also pre-order the EP now.
Christian Wagner on 08/27/13 - 07:06 AM
When I heard this song in demo form a few months ago, I knew immediately that I wanted to premiere it on AbsolutePunk. Fast forward a few months later and a recording session with producer Pierre De Reeder (Vampire Weekend, Death Cab For Cutie, Rilo Kiley) and we are now premiering "G O L D E N C H I L D," the newest single from Barely Blind and one of the best indie-pop songs I've heard all year. The musicianship on "G O L D E N C H I L D" is mesmerizing and brings to mind a band like Phoenix while the infectious melodies and harmonies will be trapped in your brain for the rest of the day. Check out the song in the replies and it'll be available for purchase on iTunes tomorrow,...
Drew Beringer on 08/26/13 - 10:55 AM
On September 17th, Pennsylvania's Placeholder will release its sophomore album, I Don't Need Forgiveness via Black Numbers. Influenced by the likes of Texas Is The Reason and Braid, I Don't Need Forgiveness is the type of album late 90s/early 00s emo fans should check out. Today, we have a small preview of the LP - the blistering "Caught The Crown." You can stream it in the replies. The LP is also available to pre-order.
Drew Beringer on 08/26/13 - 10:26 AM
Everyone loves a fun music video, right? Behind The Fallen have a strong scoop of ridiculousness in their video for "You''re Just A Friend," the first single from their upcoming EP, Pages Of The Past. Go watch the fun in the replies and pick up their new EP on September 10, produced by Erik Ron (I The Mighty, VersaEmerge, Panic! At The Disco) - for fans of Silverstein, Conditions, and A Day To Remember.
Jack Appleby on 08/26/13 - 09:51 AM
Today we're bringing you an exclusive premiere from American Authors. This is one of those bands that when you first hear them, you just have that feeling they're going to soon be dominating playlists. To say these guys are catchy would be a massive understatement. I sorta get a fun. mixed with Relient K vibe from their upcoming EP -- which you can find more songs from on iTunes. If you check the replies, you'll hear a new song called "Luck," which drummer Matt described as, "a desperate attempt at explaining to those we love why leaving home was so important in order for us to pursue our dreams. It was also an acknowledgement that along our journey, some people would feel abandoned...
Jason Tate on 08/23/13 - 10:24 AM
braidedveins is a 5-person musical organization based in Flint, Michigan, and is featuring members of The Swellers, Empty Orchestra, Kid Brother Collective, The Conqueror Worm and others, will be releasing Future/Forever soon in partnership with Save Your Generation Records. We are premiering a track from that seven-song EP and it's titled "The Nature Cruise of the Century!" It's been described as "the harrowing breakdown of a human body subjected to the ravages of capitalism." It was recorded by Nick Diener and mixed/mastered by Mark Michalik and you can listen to it in the replies. More details, such as artwork and release information, will be announced soon.
Drew Beringer on 08/23/13 - 09:25 AM
Celebrate Vanna frontman Davey Muise's birthday today by watching the latest installment of the band's ambitious video project, The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. The third chapter set to the song "I Said I'm Fine" from their latest album. This episode also features guest appearances from Andy Williams (Every Time I Die) and Devin Shidaker (The Acacia Strain). Watch it in the replies. If you missed them, catch up on the first and second of 10 parts. Come back next Friday for more!
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/23/13 - 07:53 AM
Stream a new Eyes Set to Kill song titled "Where I Want to Be" in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile. The female-fronted post-hardcore group will release Masks, their fifth full-length album and first for Century Media Records, on September 17th.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/23/13 - 07:35 AM
AP.net and Made of Chalk have partnered up to bring you a series of live videos that Chalk TV shoots at various shows in Chicago. Since many people don't have the time or means to attend many of these shows and watch their favourite bands perform, we figured you might all enjoy these gems. Or perhaps some of the videos will prompt you to go see these bands live, because they most certainly deserve your attention. Now onto business, because the first video up is a great performance by A Great Big Pile of Leaves, who recently released one of the catchiest indie-rock albums of the summer titled You're Always On My Mind. So head to the replies to watch the AP.net premiere of "We Don't Need...
Lueda Alia on 08/22/13 - 10:51 AM
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