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Jason Tate on 12/27/13 - 11:00 AM
Happy Holidays, everyone! The comedy thread regulars are over at Plug.DJ having a hilarious night playing their favorite bits. Feel free to head over and spin your favorite jokes!
Cody Nelson on 12/24/13 - 03:47 PM
Click here to read our interview with No Bragging Rights. The band will be recording a brand new album with Will Putney in April.
Right now, my theme is anger. I see it every day...in our scene, all over. It's going to definitely be an angry record, where I talk about the pros and cons of it. I get angry a lot, which is crazy, because people say “Oh you're so passive, you're so this and that...”...I just deal with it differently, I'm 30, I've had years to learn how to deal with my anger. I'm excited to write about it, I feel like it's going to be a fun challenge, and try to spin some positives from it.
Jake Denning on 12/24/13 - 12:16 PM
This is that time of year where everything starts slowing down in the music industry and online. We'll still be keeping things updated around here through the new year -- but it'll probably be a little slower than usual. I just wanted to take a few moments to thank everyone for reading the website throughout 2013, and that we here at AP.net wish you all a happy holidays.
Jason Tate on 12/23/13 - 02:14 PM
Last week we posted the AP.net staff "Top 30 of the year" -- soon after that Drew, Zack, and I recorded a podcast to talk about posting the list, the predictable backlash, and then talked a little about our favorites of the year and why and how we pick them. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/23/13 - 01:57 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 12/23/13 - 08:41 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 12/22/13 - 08:08 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 12/20/13 - 11:00 AM
Alexis Kings' interview is here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/19/13 - 09:18 PM
Read an interview with She Hit Me First here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/18/13 - 10:29 PM
I made a playlist from the AP.net staff's "best of 2013" list on Rdio, so if you haven't checked out all the albums yet -- now you can.
Jason Tate on 12/18/13 - 11:43 AM
Sorry I'm late on this. Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 12/17/13 - 06:50 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 12/15/13 - 06:34 AM
Check out The Written Years' interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/13/13 - 07:47 PM
A few minutes into our latest episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast I ask -- "who can I blame for that Transit album?" -- and so begins the discussion with Jesse Cannon (he's probably had something to do with at least one album you like) about production, mastering, mixing, recording, DIY, punk, and how the music scene exists today and might in the future. I really like how this episode came out -- it's more of a back-and-forth discussion with Zack, Jesse, and myself about a variety of topics. You can stream or download it in the replies, and after listening hit me up here or on Twitter if you have thoughts to share about any of the topics.

Want to make sure you never miss an episode?...
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 05:21 PM
The staff are almost done compiling our site-wide list, but we still want label/band/industry people lists! If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record label, what label?). We'll be compiling everything together and post it all around the new year with the official AP.net staff lists as well.

Note: This way of submitting lists is for...
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 02:17 PM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 12/13/13 - 11:00 AM
You can read Aerolyn's interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/12/13 - 09:58 PM
Formed only a year ago, Head For Cover recently released their debut album, Last Year's Dead Weight. Today, we are streaming the whole thing. Hit the replies to check it out. Fans of the more pop-punk/melodic parts of A Day To Remember or Four Year Strong should enjoy this one. The band has already been on tour with the likes of Hawthorne Heights and Set It Off, but their sound leans more toward the pop-punk side of the spectrum.
Ryan Gardner on 12/12/13 - 09:13 AM
Read Dead Winter's random interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/11/13 - 09:48 PM
Today's interviews are from The Disparrows and Death of Paris and can be read here and here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/10/13 - 10:36 PM
The A.V. Club is in the midst of running through its busy "end of the year" coverage for 2013, and we recently got the chance to speak with Josh Modell, the site's Editor-in-Chief, and Kyle Ryan, its Editor, about their "23 best albums of 2013" list. Over the course of the interview, we talked about the year's best records, how the A.V. Club tabulates its year-end lists, whether or not it's currently cool to like Drake or Fall Out Boy, and a plethora of other musical minutia. Read the interview here.
Craig Manning on 12/09/13 - 01:36 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 12/08/13 - 08:47 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 12/08/13 - 09:58 AM
Edit: The chat is over. Thanks to Andrew for partying with us!

The great Andrew W.K. will be chatting in this thread tonight at at 8pm EST/5pm EST. He'll also be giving away tickets to every date of his upcoming tour! When it's time to chat, we will chat hard.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/06/13 - 05:30 PM
This week on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast we have special guest Toby from Emery. We talk about the band's venture into crowd-funding, starting a new record label, and a variety of other topics. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.

Want to make sure you never miss an episode? You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, via your own RSS feed reader, or on SoundCloud. You can also find all of our previous episodes on iTunes and SoundCloud.

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Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 03:38 PM
The staff are almost done compiling our site-wide list, but we still want label/band/industry people lists! If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record label, what label?). We'll be compiling everything together and post it all around the new year with the official AP.net staff lists as well.

Note: This way of submitting lists is for...
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 01:53 PM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 12/06/13 - 11:00 AM
Shores of Elysium's interview can be found here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/05/13 - 04:16 PM
Andrew W.K. will be chatting on the site tomorrow night, December 6, at 8pm EST/5pm EST. The party master will also be giving away tickets to his upcoming tour while he's here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/05/13 - 02:00 PM
Cry Excess' interview lies in wait in this thread.
Zac Djamoos on 12/04/13 - 10:00 PM
Our interview with the awesomely-named Akb'al can be found here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/03/13 - 10:35 PM
Just a reminder that Terry from FUSE's Warped Roadies will be chatting with us at 6 PM EST.
Christian Wagner on 12/03/13 - 02:07 PM
Welcome to My Back Pages, a collaborative staff feature that will survey a landscape of renowned classics and unheralded gems alike, most of which no one around here ever writes a word about. The rules are simple and loose: we won’t cover anything from this millennium and we will avoid all or most AP.net favorites—though we might make an exception if something is nearing a milestone anniversary. Beyond that though, anything is fair game. So if you have an album, artist, or genre you would like to see discussed in this feature, feel free to throw us a few recs.

Today we take a look at the seminal debut from The Velvet Underground. Whether you know it for its iconic...
Chris Collum on 12/03/13 - 07:10 AM
Today's interview comes from the very enthusiastic Salvador Santana and can can be found here.
Zac Djamoos on 12/02/13 - 08:49 PM
Not a whole ton came out in November, but the AP.net staff gave it our best shot at creating a playlist of things we really liked anyway. Have other things we (and everyone) should check out? Hit the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 04:26 PM
It's already almost Thanksgiving, where the hell did this year go? Well, as the year is winding down we're beginning to think of our favorite albums of 2013 and that means we're collecting lists from bands, staff, and industry folk to include in our yearly feature (related: our 2012 feature). If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record...
Jason Tate on 12/02/13 - 02:30 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 12/01/13 - 07:31 PM
Let ... it ... snow! If you're interested in hearing some Christmas music, this forum thread is a good place to start.
Jason Tate on 12/01/13 - 01:36 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 12/01/13 - 10:59 AM
Today we have two interviews; Nick Sefanicci's is here and Polaris Rose's is here.
Zac Djamoos on 11/29/13 - 11:08 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 11/29/13 - 11:00 AM
Hey all, I know some of you don't like me offering my opinion in news posts, but it is my opinion that everyone should have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving ... as well as a great "after Thanksgiving sit-on-my-ass-and-veg" day. Stay safe and eat lots.
Jason Tate on 11/27/13 - 10:25 PM
Locals' interview is up.
Zac Djamoos on 11/26/13 - 08:57 PM
You can read Rumours' interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 11/25/13 - 08:28 PM
It's already almost Thanksgiving, where the hell did this year go? Well, as the year is winding down we're beginning to think of our favorite albums of 2013 and that means we're collecting lists from bands, staff, and industry folk to include in our yearly feature (related: our 2012 feature). If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry -- we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year database. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists to this address and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (if you're in a band, is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list? If you work at a record...
Jason Tate on 11/25/13 - 04:30 PM
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