AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
Robbed the Bank Records have released a benefit record for Invisible Children featuring The Forecast, Frank Turner, Daytrader, Koji, Pentimento and more. Details are in the replies. Order it here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/26/11 - 10:15 AM
The Composure is giving away a new song, "Stay Away From Me," off their album Stay The Course, due out spring 2012. Check out the song and a Christmas wish from the guys here.
Christian Wagner on 12/24/11 - 06:45 PM
The Riot Before have made a Kickstarter account. Because they were very first band on the label, SAY-10 Records is working with them to release their early discography onto vinyl.

Submitted by Rodeo
Dre Okorley on 12/24/11 - 09:51 AM
Mixtapes have completed writing their new album.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/22/11 - 08:03 AM
Thomas Erak (ex-Fall of Troy), Ben Kenney (Incubus), and Ashley Mendel have collaborated on a track titled "I.D.F.A.R."

Submitted by ibanez966
Dre Okorley on 12/21/11 - 08:56 PM
You can download The Weeknd's latest mixtape, Echoes of Silence, here.

Submitted by louie772
Dre Okorley on 12/21/11 - 08:49 PM
Backstreet Boys will release a new album in 2012. Head to the replies to watch an interview with Howie D in which he reveals the information.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/21/11 - 05:28 PM
Ally Burnett has made a Kickstarter to help fund her new EP.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/19/11 - 05:53 PM
Joie De Vivre are back together. A statement, including dates for a European tour, can be read here. The band are planning a new record for 2012.
Adam Pfleider on 12/19/11 - 01:55 PM
Hot Chelle Rae's "I Like It Like That" will be featured on the 21st installment of Kidz Bop, which will be released on January 17th.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/19/11 - 11:29 AM
Etta James' leukemia has been announced as terminal.

Submitted by Alligator Blood
Dre Okorley on 12/17/11 - 11:05 AM
Download a new mixtape called Pit Crew: Volume 1 here that features artists such as Touche Amore, Sick Of It All, and more. A new Suburban Scum song can be heard that will be on their new EP, Hanging By A Thread, which comes out January 10 on 6131 Records. Track listing is below.

Track listing:
1. Touche Amore – ~
2. Trash Talk – Blind Evolution
3. Bad Brains – Sailin On
4. Trapped Under Ice – You and I
5. 96 – Hard Luck
6. Backtrack – Darker Half
7. Knuckle Up! – Altered Beast
8. Suburban Scum – Hanging By a Thread
9. Sick Of It All – Us Vs. Them
10. Ceremony – Sick
11. Rotting Out – She Sings
12. Incendiary – God’s Country
13. Expire – Focus
Christian Wagner on 12/16/11 - 10:06 PM
For the Senses Fail/Saves The Day holiday show, Banquets will be opening the show as the winner of the Red Bull Noise Complaint. Along with the headlining acts, Red Bull are helping to restore the upkeep of the famed Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ, with a dollar from every ticket being donated to the venue. It is Friday, Dec. 23rd at 7 PM at the Starland Ballroom and you can purchase tickets here.
Christian Wagner on 12/16/11 - 09:04 AM
Young Statues' Christmas song, "I Don't Wanna Know What's Under Your Tree" is streaming now here. The song appears on the 12th annual Arbor Records Christmas Compilation. Details about the comp and show (all proceeds going to charity) can be found here.
Christian Wagner on 12/16/11 - 08:45 AM
Fifteen will be reuniting for 924 Gilman's 25th Anniversary Show on New Year's Eve at 6pm. Supporting acts are The Blanks, Courtney and the Crushers, Bite, and Short Changed.
Dre Okorley on 12/16/11 - 08:01 AM
I Call Fives recently did an interview with PropertyOfZack in which they discussed signing to Pure Noise Records, their new album and various other things.
From the InterviewWe started talking to Jake a little while ago when we had just gotten off tour with The Story So Far. It was probably in like August. It was awesome because we weren’t sure of where we were going to go with the record and it was cool that he was interested in doing it and we were glad that he was stoked. It was kind of funny just because AbsolutePunk posted that we were unsigned and looking for a label. I was flattered because everyone thought we were going to sign with Hopeless or someone, but it was definitely...
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/16/11 - 05:33 AM
As part of Paper + Plastick's 12 Days of Streams, you can now stream and download Protagonist's States EP for free from FreeMusicFirst.org.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/15/11 - 05:09 PM
Pre-orders from Good Old War's Come Back As Rain can be purchased here.
Adam Pfleider on 12/15/11 - 12:21 PM
Bright and Early has posted their rendition of "All I Want For Christmas" and made it available for free download. You can listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/14/11 - 07:27 PM
This might not normally be categorized as news, but I couldn't legitimize not posting something this awesome. If you head here you can buy a full-on Christmas sweatshirt from the Descendents, featuring Milo and coffee mugs and all.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/14/11 - 02:30 PM
Pure Noise Records has announced its label showcase. You can view the admat in the replies.

Edit: This is NOT a SXSW showcase but a showcase for the label in California.
Christian Wagner on 12/14/11 - 01:16 PM
Some music industry friends, and I, are getting jazzed about a new soon to launch website called "Fanraiser." Sort of a kickstarter/crowdfunding website dedicated just to bands and musicians, with some twists. There's a promotional video you can check out in the replies that outlines the website. And for the .1% that bitch about this kind of thing, at least watch the video first. We'll keep you updated on the website as it launches out of the beta stage.
Jason Tate on 12/14/11 - 12:40 PM
Black Numbers will release a 4-way split between The Copyrights, Grey Area, The Reveling and Luther. Details are in the replies. Pre-order it here. Check out one of The Copyrights' tracks here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/14/11 - 08:06 AM
UK band, Dog Is Dead, will head out on an extensive UK tour in 2012. The band are also giving away a Christmas single, a special version of The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping" for free here. Check out their most recent video for "Hands Down" as well as more details of the tour in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 12/14/11 - 05:41 AM
Sleigh Bells recently spoke to Spin about their forthcoming album Reign Of Terror and how it differs from their debut.
From The Interview"With Treats it was less clear to me whether Sleigh Bells was going to be a guitar band or if we were going to do more sample-heavy stuff. With this record I had to pick sides. The beats are still important to me, but the guitar won."
Kyle Huntington on 12/14/11 - 05:24 AM
The Independent Label Group is in search for Spring 2012 interns. Candidates must be able to receive college credit and must be located in the NYC/Tri-state area. A few artists off the ILG roster include Cake, Dropkick Murphys, Mayday Parade, Atmosphere, Middle Class Rut, The Devil Wears Prada, and Keb Mo. Looking to get into the music industry? Here's a chance.
Information You'll NeedInternship are available in the following departments:
Publicity
Tour Marketing
Radio/Video Promotions

Anyone interested should email their resume to Jessica.Holmes@wmg.com
Jason Tate on 12/13/11 - 12:10 PM
Hot Water Music will release its new album in May 2012.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/13/11 - 12:05 PM
Koji's 6th Annual Holiday Spectacular will take place on December 27 at the Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg, PA and will also feature Hostage Calm and Minshara. Koji will also release a 5-song EP that Tuesday which will be available for free at the show with a charitable donation. Full details can be found here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/13/11 - 08:23 AM
On the third day of Paper + Plastick's 12 Days of Streams, you can check out The Arteries' Dead Sea here. It is the second LP from the British punk band.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/12/11 - 11:58 AM
Weatherstar has opened up a holiday song shop, which gives fans a chance to get a personalized song from the band. For $50, the band will write a song about whomever you'd like. The band will then deliver an mp3 to you digitally, along with a holiday card and a digital release of the new Holiday EP, Christmas Makes The Heart Grow Fonder. Send an email here for more info.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/12/11 - 06:50 AM
To Write Love On Her Arms won the first million dollar award given away by the American Giving Awards to go towards their cause. We'd like to congratulate Jamie and his crew for all of their hard work and continued success with their great non-profit organization.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/12/11 - 05:35 AM
Read an update from The Temper Trap here regarding the new album, new band members and more.

Submitted by sinclairgreen
Kyle Huntington on 12/12/11 - 05:00 AM
Members of As Cities Burn will be on UStream tonight at 6 PM CST. Tomorrow they play in Dallas, TX at Unsilent Night Music Festival.
Christian Wagner on 12/09/11 - 11:29 AM
Design P.O.D.'s new logo for a chance to win $500 here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/09/11 - 08:38 AM
Shook Ones are recording songs soon for the 7" Subscription Series on Run For Cover Records.
Dre Okorley on 12/09/11 - 06:21 AM
The Honey Trees has released a holiday cover of "In The Bleak Midwinter" here.
Christian Wagner on 12/08/11 - 01:26 PM
Pearl Jam has been announced as the Saturday night headliner for the Isle Of Wight Festival 2012. They join Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at the top of the bill for the weekend.
Kyle Huntington on 12/08/11 - 07:37 AM
Blur will receive the "Outstanding Contribution To Music Award" at the 2012 Brit Awards. The band's bassist, Alex James, has also hinted at the band getting together over Christmas to start recording new material.
Kyle Huntington on 12/08/11 - 03:08 AM
Vagrant Records is offering a free download of a new School Of Seven Bells song called "The Night" here. The song can be heard here. It comes off the group's new record, Ghostory, which will be released February 28.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/06/11 - 03:51 PM
Looks like Justin Bieber is going to be releasing a dubstep record.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/06/11 - 03:07 PM
Kid Liberty are currently demoing for their second album.
Dre Okorley on 12/06/11 - 05:22 AM
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been announced as the Friday night headliners at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2012. They join Sunday night headliners Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band as well as other acts including The Vaccines, Biffy Clyro and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Kyle Huntington on 12/06/11 - 12:38 AM
Pre-orders for the split with Caravels and Gifts From Enola can be found here and here.
Adam Pfleider on 12/05/11 - 09:31 PM
Pre-orders for Prawn's You Can Just Leave It All LP can be found here.
Adam Pfleider on 12/05/11 - 09:26 PM
The BBC Sound Of 2012 list has been revealed and includes artists such as ASAP Rocky, Michael Kiwanuka, Skrillex, Dry The River and more.
Kyle Huntington on 12/05/11 - 02:01 AM
Italian post-rockers Three Steps to the Ocean new album video preview can be seen in the replies.
PeeDster on 12/04/11 - 03:29 AM
Search The News

NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
PropertyOfZack
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate