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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.

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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
Spotify is reporting they have now hit 75m users, 20m of them are premium. Lemme know when all the "niche/indie artists" are collecting their seven figure checks.
According to Spotify, with 20 million subscribers, a "niche/indie artist" could expect to generate $1.2m a year in Spotify payouts, while a "heritage artist" would generate $2.6m. It also claimed that an artist in the companyís top 100 chart could get $3.3m, while a "global superstar" could generate $13.9m.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 10:58 AM
Tinashe and Dej Loaf are about to head out on tour together supporting Nicki Minaj, but in the meantime they've released a remix of Tinashe's "All Hands On Deck" that you can stream in the replies. This (thankfully) supplants the old remix of the track that featured Igloo Australia.
Ryan Dennehy on 06/10/15 - 10:56 AM
Pentimento will release a new 7" called Stuck Forever via Bad Timing Records in anticipation of a full length coming this fall. We are streaming the title track, which you can hear in the replies. Whereas Inside The Sea drew heavy influences from Where You Want To Be-era Taking Back Sunday, "Stuck Forever" has a more somber feel early on, with guitar plucks echoing the softer vocals. The guitars and drums pick up as the chorus takes off, making the line "Does it feel like we're stuck forever, alone together" get stuck in your head. The repetition hits harder every time and then the song cuts back to the softer side, making the chorus really stand out. The result is one of the best songs...
Ryan Gardner on 06/10/15 - 10:55 AM
Never Shout Never will be releasing Black Cat on August 7th.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 10:53 AM
Stick To Your Guns new video for "The Crown" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 10:48 AM
mewithoutYou's new album Pale Horses is streaming in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 10:42 AM
Creeper have signed to Roadrunner Records.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 10:40 AM
Casey Bolles has signed to Pure Noise Records (see: this thread).
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 10:38 AM
Travie McCoy will release his new single "Golden" featuring Sia on June 15th. Artwork in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 10:33 AM
Hit the replies to see Agnostic Front's new video for "Old New York."
Jason Tate on 06/10/15 - 10:32 AM
We've teamed with BalconyTV to bring you a performance video from Plain White T's. Head to the replies to watch the band play "Pause" from a rooftop with the hills of Los Angeles as their backdrop, plus an interview. The tune comes from the band's new album, American Nights, which is available now from Megaforce Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/10/15 - 06:13 AM
Wolf Alice will release their superb debut album My Love Is Cool on June 23rd via Dirty Hit Records (The 1975, The Japanese House, Marika Hackman) and today one of the "fan favourites" from their live shows for some time has now been revealed in its album form. Check out "You're A Germ" in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/10/15 - 04:43 AM
Our good friend Gunz recently spoke with Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy on The Gunz Show about the tenth anniversary of From Under The Cork Tree; they also spoke about how Fall Out Boy has changed over the years. You can listen here.
Jake Denning on 06/09/15 - 05:17 PM
Self Defense Family have released a video for the closing track from their upcoming record, Heaven is Earth. Watch it in the replies.
Aaron Mook on 06/09/15 - 03:47 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new Desaparecidos song, "The Left is Right." You can stream two other singles, "Backsell" and "The Underground Man," on Spotify. Payola will be released on June 23 via Epitaph Records.
Aaron Mook on 06/09/15 - 03:31 PM
The CMDWN (ex-Sea Swallowed Us Whole) have released their debut single, "This High." Check it out in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/09/15 - 02:08 PM
Anthony Raneri's music video for "Sorry State of Mind" can be seen in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/09/15 - 01:57 PM
Ghost have announced the Black to the Future US headlining tour. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/09/15 - 01:53 PM
Alone. (solo project of A Lot Like Birds' Michael Franzino) has released another new single from their debut album Somewhere In The Sierras. You can listen in the replies.
Steve Alcala on 06/09/15 - 01:40 PM
You, Me, and Everyone We Know frontman Ben Liebsch has checked in once again from the band's headlining tour with Daisyhead and Future Crooks. Head to the replies to read the second installment, where he gets brutally honest about his emotions on the road.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/09/15 - 01:39 PM
Around this time last year, Only on Weekends released their debut EP, Light Years and Heavy Lifting. It was a short, sweet taste of the band's brand of pop-punk, similar to early 2000s pop-punk or more recent bands like Light Years or earlier Turnover. Today they're releasing the video for "Prince of 187th Street." It's the best song Only on Weekends have released, so you'll want to check out the video in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 06/09/15 - 01:11 PM
Today we'd like to welcome new staff member Chrisanne Grise to our team! Chrisanne will be a new contributing interviewer on the website and she's written up a little intro below. I hope everyone will join me in welcoming our newest staff member.
Message From ChrisanneIíve been lurking on this site for so long, I canít even remember when I first started visiting it. But itís safe to say that AP has been my main source of music news for many years, so Iím thrilled to be a new contributor. Right now, Iím a journalist and magazine editor in NYC, and while I love my job, I donít get to cover music often, so Iím excited to dive in with some interviews and whatever else comes up. Some of my...
Jason Tate on 06/09/15 - 11:28 AM
Mew have announced their first North American headline tour since 2009. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/09/15 - 10:51 AM
This Wild Life have released a new version of their 2014 debut album, Clouded, today. The upgraded collection is called Clouded Atmosphere Edition; it features three new songs "Stay Up Late", "It's Alright", and "Alone With Me" which were all recorded with Jeremy McKinnon from A Day To Remember and Erik Ron. The new edition also features three live songs, "Sleepwalking", "Concrete", and "Roots and Branches (Meant To Be Alone)." It's now up on iTunes and a physical edition will be available at Warped Tour.
Jason Tate on 06/09/15 - 10:48 AM
Saves the Day's "Hold" and The Get Up Kids' "10 Minutes to Downtown" have been reworked as children's songs for a split by Saves the Daycare / The Get Up Dads -- all Bandcamp donations going to charity.
Jason Tate on 06/09/15 - 10:35 AM
It looks like (see September 6th) The Get Up Kids planning 20th Anniversary shows.

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Jason Tate on 06/09/15 - 10:32 AM
Propagandhi is looking for a new guitarist.
hey people! well, the day we have been in denial about for years has finally arrived and starting this September (2015), our beloved Beaver wonít be able to join us on the road to melt faces with his 6 string stack attack anymore. it is a sad reality, but letís turn these frowns upside down and whip this into an exciting opportunity! Do you play guitar? Are you familiar with our music? Have you felt like youíve been living in a dingbat-clown-idiot society since you were a little kid and always hoped your real parents from Rigel 7 would come rescue you? Well, then get at us ASAP! Women are strongly encouraged to apply! Hit us up at
Jason Tate on 06/09/15 - 10:30 AM
You can stream Ryn Weaver's debut album The Fool on iTunes. The album comes out on June 16th.

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Jason Tate on 06/09/15 - 10:27 AM
According to their Instagram, Chain Gang Of 1974 is working on his new album with Thom Powers from The Naked And Famous.
Jason Tate on 06/09/15 - 10:26 AM
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