Every month I'm going to be featuring a pick from the AbsolutePunk community. This month's pick is from Matthew Buonanno (Spencer Control), who has chosen an album most worthy of being called "Best of Bandcamp." Read his beautiful writeup below.
Jonathan Cooke is not a man easily deterred. Simultaneously an exercise in rolling with the punches and an ostensible labor of love, his project Illustrated Manual has produced, as of yet, a single official release by the name of The Long and Tangled Beard. Recording it over the course of three years, alongside vocal cord surgery, and inside apartments, houses, and studios from Connecticut to San Francisco, Cooke was determined to bring The...
Stray From The Path have released a new song called "D.I.E.P.I.G." which you can stream in the replies. It should probably be noted that this song is a call out to Front Porch Step, Jonny Craig and others in the scene.
The Lighthouse and the Whaler just premiered their new music video for "I Want to Feel Alive" on MTV. The video features Teen Wolf actress Holland Roland and can be seen in the replies. Mont Royal releases August 28th via Roll Call Records.
Before Antarctigo Vespucci, Chris Farren's main band was Fake Problems. Well, Fake Problems is releasing a new 7-inch this week of two songs that were recorded before the band took a break. You can stream one of those songs entitled, "Holy Attitude" over on Stereogum.
One of my yearly picks for bands you need to listen to have just announced their debut album. Beach Slang will release their debut album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us, on October 30th via Polyvinyl Records. Head over to Polyvinyl's site to pre-order and stream the first single called "Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas" can be streamed in the replies via Noisey. Time to get excited for fall, folks.
02. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
03. Noisy Heaven
04. Ride The Wild Haze
05. Too Late To Die Young
06. I Break Guitars
07. Young & Alive
08. Porno Love
09. Hard Luck Kid
10. Dirty Lights
Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have re-recorded a bunch of old songs with their current line-up and today we're streaming the new version of "Werewolf Shame" in the replies. If you want to compare the two we actually also premiered the music video for the original version way back in 2010. If you like what you hear Red Scare Industries is releasing More Of The Same (Satanic Singles 2010-2014) digitally on August 14th and physically on August 21st. Pre-orders are also available. We've been digging this band for awhile and we're sure that you will too.
Today, we’re teaming up with Shop Radio Cast to give away a few copies of Switchfoot’s 2006 album, Oh, Gravity!, featuring songs such as “Dirty Second Hands” and “Burn Out Bright”. If you’re like me, I’m sure you have plenty of good memories associated with this album. To enter, post your favorite memory associated with Oh, Gravity! in the replies, and I’ll pick the winners shortly. One grand prize winner will receive a test pressing and a copy of the album (color of their choice), and two runners-up will receive a copy of the album (color of their choice). For more details, check out the record on Shop Radio Cast.
According to The Guardian, a recently released Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Anthem titled (translated) "The Ice and Snow Dance" sounds quite a bit like "Let It Go" from Frozen. Hit the replies to hear both songs for yourself.
I think Rise Against is the only band that never really partied much. That’s the label I want. A label with a bunch of drunk, drug using, non-religious fuck ups. Those are the people who will always play music because they love it.
Tom May (The Menzingers) has created the #IceburgChallenge, a social media challenge similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, but with the goal to get the person being nominated drunk instead of to raise money for charity. The premise is to perform some portion of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" immediately followed by taking a shot of whatever you have available. Drink responsibly.
Kirk Huffman of Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground and The Wild Orchid Children released a video for his new project Real Don Music and their single "Smoke by Day" -- it's in the replies. The song is available on a limited edition 7" via WalkingHawk Records.
2. Walk On Water
3. Dead Air
4. Up In Flames
5. Against The Waves
6. Looking Down From The Edge
7. Keep What We Love & Burn The Rest
8. Condition // Comatose
10. To Those Left Behind
To commemorate the 10 year anniversary of our debut/self-titled album, Nightmare Of You will be performing for the first time in over 6 years at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on December 11th. To celebrate this landmark, we will be playing the self-titled album in its entirety. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 12pm here. Come join founding members Brandon Reilly, Joseph McCaffrey and Sammy Siegler (along with special guests) for this very unique and special occasion.
While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment.
Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Menomena and Ramona Falls will release a collaborative LP under the name EL VY titled Return to the Moon on October 30th via 4AD. You can stream the title track in the replies as well as see the artwork and track listing.
Slipknot bassist Alex Venturella passed out during the band's show in Connecticut last night due to severe dehydration. He was rushed to the hospital, where he recuperated overnight, and he will be back with the band at tomorrow's show in Mansfiled, MA.
After a medical emergency during last night's show, we are relieved to let everyone know that our bass player, Alex 'V-Man' Venturella, is well on the road to recovery. Alex collapsed mid-set after feeling unwell and as a precautionary measure was taken to hospital where he was found to be suffering from severe dehydration. After recuperating overnight, he has now been discharged from hospital and is on his way back to his ...