Singer-songwriter Matthew Heller's been pumping out folky rock songs for two years, and we're excited to premiere the newest of those today. Hit the replies to check out the music video for his latest single "Tragedy Town."
Michigan pop-punk boys Get Stoked are gearing up to put out their Washington Street EP, and today we're excited to premiere the third single, "Actions Speak Louder Than Words." It's some fast, loud stuff sort of like early Transit or The Story So Far. You can check that out in the replies, along with some tour dates.
Instead, @SavedYouAClick feels less like a delight than it does an insecure college freshman delighting in beating a professor to the punch line of her own lecture. Other times, it feels like a petulant 8-year-old unfairly answering simple questions posed to a younger sibling by Mom.
Teenage Swoon will soon be putting out their debut EP No Hymns on cassette via Trends Die Records. We're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the EP today, which can be downloaded for free on their bandcamp. Hit the replies or the band's profile for some lo-fi, abrasive post-hardcore.
Senses Fail will celebrate the ten-year anniversary of the release of their second full-length album, Let It Enfold You, by issuing the album on three colors of vinyl on September 9, 2014. More information can be found in the replies.
A fan has written to say that Max Bemis announced at the Say Anything show on Sunday in Tempe, AZ that they will be doing a 10 year anniversary tour of Is A Real Boy... with support from Saves the Day who will be celebrating the 15 year anniversary of Through Being Cool. Sign me up.
The future for I Call Fives will remain uncertain, but I can say certainly that we will never be in the position to tour like the band did for so many years. The opportunities that people gave us make it very hard to ever say it’s done forever. Unfortunately, the reality is that we’ve had to work jobs full-time, finish school, and do whatever it is we found best for the next chapter of our lives. It has been so hard to admit or write this for me because this band became all I knew, all I thought about, all I put myself into. We met so many bands, many that have grown to be very successful and are still doing it. So many people that let us...
Coming off last week's twoepisode extravaganza, the AbsolutePunk Podcast returns this week to tackle a variety of new topics. "Why is this news?" might be the most asked question in the comments section of our website and in this episode we examine the question head on. We also talk about the phrase "guilty pleasures" when it comes to describing a band you like and why that term kinda sucks. We discuss the financial toll it takes on bands when they're robbed and what happens when a band that's actually small to mid-sized gets the stigma of being too big to be cool to namedrop. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
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Emarosa will release their long awaited new album, Versus, on September 9th via Rise Records. You can now pre-order a bunch of different bundles of the album. Jump to the replies to stream another new track called "American Déjà Vu" as well.
As a thank you to their fans for reaching 1 million likes on Facebook, Halestorm just released a live acoustic performance of them performing an unreleased song they wrote with Rivers Cuomo three years ago. The song is called "Sweet Love" and can be found in the replies.
"Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance," Lorde said in a press release. "The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people."
Hampshire is the side project of Fireworks' drummer Ted Roberts. They'll be releasing a self-titled 7" this fall via Save Your Generation Records, and today we're got an exclusive stream of the A-side, "Perfect Enough." Check that out in the replies.
A few weeks back, I (alongside quite a few others around the internet) took a look at the issue of deep-rooted misogyny within the scene. The response was quite overwhelming and the comments ranged from exceedingly positive to dismissive and critical. I gave quite a lot of consideration to how I could back up my ideas with tangible proof and I realised the one way that we could show that women experience sexism within the ‘rock circuit’ is by actually asking the musicians themselves. Hence, below is a piece with the opinions and experiences of the members War On Women (punk band recently signed to Bridge 9 Records) and Chumped (pop punk). Enjoy.
Our friend Gunz spoke to Nick Thomas (The Spill Canvas) about his new band, The Nick Thomas Band, who will be heading out with William Beckett and Paradise Fears in the fall. Nick also talks about his struggle with addiction and how he eventually was living on the streets for a few weeks. You can listen to the interview here.
You can read our new interview with The Story So Farhere. The band is currently wrapping up Warped Tour, and are in the beginning stages of writing a new album, set to be released sometime next year.
Trying to write an album and tour is just taxing. We'd like to take the time to do it, so after Warped Tour we're going to do what we have booked through the end of this year and a little bit into next, and we're going to take all that off time to write a new record. We've already started working on it, we're already demoing songs, but it's a long process and these things don't come quick. We haven't booked studio time next month or in two months, towards the beginning of next year ...
Love Brooklyn’s debut EP, All or Nothing, releases on August 5th. Today, we are streaming a new song called "Alone," along with offering it for a free download for the day. Check it out in the replies. If you like what you hear, check Substream on Saturday to hear the full EP. Listeners looking for a simple pop-rock song should like this one.