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Greg Graffin of Bad Religion has released a new book called Population Ward. It comes with an acoustic 7" as well.
Life on Earth has been defined by war from the beginning, with war between populations seen as an inevitable part of the evolutionary process. The popular understanding of “the survival of the fittest” explains and often excuses these actions. In Population Wars, Greg Graffin argues that this use of evolutionary theory is wrong, and that mistake has allowed us to justify wars even when other, less violent solutions may be available. Through tales of mass extinctions, developing immune systems, human warfare, the American industrial heartland, and our degrading modern...
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:11 PM
Radiohead's Philip Selway says in a new podcast that the band will be recording their new album with more frequency come September.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:08 PM
Hit the replies to check out Driver Friendly's brand new music video for "Deconstruct You" featuring dance team Prancing Elites.
Anthony Sorendino on 06/25/15 - 01:48 PM
Today we are proud to bring you the 88th episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. This week's a good one and we look at quite a few topics. We start by talking about Warped Tour, our favorite memories, our favorite years, and the correlation between beer and our willingness to attend in the future. We then answer some listener questions like: What does the first hour of our day look like? What three books would you recommend most to someone to change their life? What is a band Thomas loves that Jason hates and vice versa? What bands do we think are underrated in the scene? We finish out the episode with a good talk about "Taylor Swift v. Apple Music: Cage Match" and talk a little about why...
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 01:45 PM
Remember our good friend Dr. Keith? Well, it appears he's back, writing for Daily Public. Head here to check out his first entry in this bi-weekly series.
I’m no travel agent (although I definitely could pretend to be if any other publications are hiring) but perhaps the best way to convince your sister and her son to spend some quality time in our beautiful city is to not threaten them with a visit to Niagara Falls. Unless, of course, they’re interested in seeing where most of the torture scenes in Hostel 2 were filmed or where Boo Radley lives. I don’t feel the need to turn this entire column into an advertisement for the City of Buffalo, but if your sister’s impossibly high standard...
Jake Denning on 06/25/15 - 12:30 PM
We had the chance to speak with Nate Ruess about his new solo album, Grand Romantic. Check it out here.
Honestly, talking to Absolute Punk right now, the core that was intact when the Format started, I can’t ignore that by any stretch of the imagination. That feels like my home. Those people that have listened since then feel like my family. They’ve kept me up and going at this and they’ve helped me as much as anyone, without a doubt.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/25/15 - 12:09 PM
Anthony Raneri's new solo album Sorry State of Mind can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 11:27 AM
Kevin Devine has started writing his next album.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 11:07 AM
Norma Jean will be embarking on an Oh God, The Aftermath 10-year tour this fall.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:58 AM
Caspian teased on Instagram that their new album, Begin Again, will be out September 25th.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:56 AM
After the Burial's guitarist and co-founder Justin Lowe has left the band. His message for leaving is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:50 AM
Man Overboard's new album Heavy Love can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:49 AM
The New York Times has published a profile on Zane Lowe and his work with Apple on Beats 1.
To keep Beats 1 sounding fresh around the world, the station will alternate one- and two-hour programming blocks by established broadcasters with those by musicians and celebrities, who will host and plan the shows themselves. Among the names on board: the teen actor Jaden Smith, the alternative singer St. Vincent, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and the British electronic duo Disclosure.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:44 AM
Desaparecidos performance of "City on the Hill" on Seth Meyers can be found here. Payola is now in stores.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:42 AM
Hit the replies to watch Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Norah Jones perform "Roving Gambler" together live. The song comes from their album, Foreverly, which they played in whole last night in NYC.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:41 AM
The Dear Hunter have released a visually impressive lyric video for their new song "A Night on the Town." Watch in the replies.
Garett Press on 06/25/15 - 10:38 AM
Billboard and Nielsen's Soundscan will be moving how they track album sales from Friday to Thursday to coincide with the new Friday release date -- which begins July 10th.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:36 AM
Taylor Swift will be putting 1989 on Apple Music.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:35 AM
Bayside, The Early November, and Better Off will be touring together in August and September. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:32 AM
Senses Fail's brand new album, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, is currently streaming via their pre-order page at MerchNow. In addition, Vocalist Buddy Nielsen has recorded commentary for the entire album, which plays after each track. (Click this).
Jake Denning on 06/25/15 - 09:54 AM
And all of the monsters got bigger.
ReviewsmewithoutYou - Pale Horses (Blake Solomon)
Staff InterviewsNate Ruess (Jonathan Bautts)
Blake Solomon on 06/25/15 - 08:27 AM
Laura Marling is heading to North America next month and has now announced that her support will come from the brilliant Johnny Flynn and Marika Hackman. Check the tour poster and dates in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/25/15 - 08:11 AM
In a continuation of his Warped Wednesday series of covers, American Opera covered Man Overboard's "Where I Left You."

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Craig Ismaili on 06/25/15 - 06:42 AM
There's only one release date left in June, which means it's about that time to talk about the best music from the past three months. April, May, and June have been chock-full of great albums; what releases have come out that are already on your end of the year lists? What album has flown under the radar so far in 2015 that you want others to check out? Are you brave enough to predict your album of the year already? Let us know in the replies! Be sure to include a favorite track or two. If you're still playing catch up, check out our first quarter discussion and playlist here.
Anthony Sorendino on 06/25/15 - 06:04 AM
Our very own Anthony Sorendino wrote an interesting blog playing futurist for what something like Apple Music could become. I've had a long fascination with looking at how music could intertwine with technology and the ideas presented here are really interesting. Now we just need Siri to become self-aware and cast judging snarky comments at me because I'm actually enjoying this new Hilary Duff album.
You get a notification one day that your favorite band is doing a live stream concert next week. Apple Music adds the event to your calendar and sends you a reminder by playing a few seconds of your most played track from that band. The live stream is free for the first few songs, but if...
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 04:04 PM
The Sloppy Meateaters are putting out a documentary called "Fruitless Misadventures" and have released their first new song in 10 years. It's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 03:26 PM
Hit the replies to watch a video with Sierra Kusterbeck of Versa where she talks about what happened with the second full-length, leaving Fueled by Ramen, and the band's new music.

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 03:22 PM
Hit the replies for Lydia's new tour dates with Seahaven and Turnover. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 03:21 PM
We talked with Cold War Kids about their latest album, Hold My Home. Check it out here.
Around the time of our first record, everyone was saying we were a blog band because that was the time when those dozen bands were coming up through that medium. I think we’re probably one of the only ones of those bands that’s still around, or at least active in any more visible level. Again, I think we’re pretty surprised by it, because we didn’t totally plan on it. For me, it’s about desire. If we still really want to do it full on and write, record and tour, then we have to be totally committed. I don’t think we could take a year off. We’re not that kind of band where we could just take a...
Jonathan Bautts on 06/24/15 - 01:23 PM
Vitaform's new video for "Virus" can be found in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 06/24/15 - 01:11 PM
Hit the replies to stream Lupa J's new single "Quiet Here."
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 11:55 AM
Bullet For My Valentine new single, "You Want A Battle? (Here’s A War)," can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 11:50 AM
Spike Slawson, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, performed some stripped down sessions for PunksInVegas. They're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 11:45 AM
Pinelands Music Festival recently announced their full lineup which you can check out in the replies. The Early November, X Ambassadors, Good Old War, Hellogoodbye, Vacationer, and Young Statues are just a few of the bands playing. The festival takes place on August 15th, 2015 in South Jersey. Tickets are still available here.
Anthony Sorendino on 06/24/15 - 11:41 AM
Bad Suns have announced new tour dates with The Neighbourhood.
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 11:39 AM
New Jersey hardcore band Heavy Chains have signed to Flatspot Records, and are set to record their debut EP in the fall, with a release date sometime in early 2016. You can check out the band this summer as they hit the road with Terror, Bane, Backtrack, and more on the "Life and Death" tour. Full-press release and tour dates can be found in the replies.
Jake Denning on 06/24/15 - 11:24 AM
Voodoo Fest's line-up has been announced.

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:52 AM
It looks like Colin Perry has rejoined Our Last Night -- at least for Warped Tour.

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:48 AM
I Am Abomination are recording a new album in September.

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:39 AM
The Classic Crime and Abandon Kansas will be touring together this August. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:38 AM
Versus The World​ have released a teaser for their music video for "Homesick/Roadsick" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:35 AM
Smashing Pumpkins' original drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin, has rejoined the band for their upcoming tour with Marilyn Manson.
"Those shows are about 75, 80 minutes long, so you don't have a lot of time to get into the nuances," he says. "It's like punch to the head, punch to the head, punch to the head, thank you very much."

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:34 AM
Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) will be playing an exclusive Idiot Nation acoustic show in New York City tonight. Looks like tickets are available to Idiot Nation members through Green Day's new ticketing system.

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:32 AM
If you Shazam some New Found Glory and Yellowcard songs you can enter to win tickets to the their upcoming tour.
Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:30 AM
Failure's first album in 19 years is streaming in the replies via EW.

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Jason Tate on 06/24/15 - 10:27 AM
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