Today, we're excited to bring you the first installment of a new feature called In and Out of Hardcore. Jason G and myself (Dre) are working on a series of personal stories from individuals majorly involved in the hardcore punk scene. These are people who are not necessarily in bands, and have communicated their artistry through record label management, videography, shirt and/or album design, photography, and more, driven by a passion to share what makes the scene so special and preserve it.
This first feature spotlights Chris Wrenn, founder of Bridge 9 Records. It also includes a song premiere from new Bridge 9 signees, Nervous Impulse (FFO: Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Big Boys). The...
Today we are premiering a new acoustic live video from Sugar Glyder for "Love Run Low," performed at Earshot Records in Greenville, SC. Hit the replies to watch the video. The song comes from their recently released album, The Eyes: They See. The band will soon join The Orphan, The Poet and Squid the Whale as support for You, Me, and Everyone We Know from May 10th-May 18th followed by a quick Northeast stint with Paper Route from May 23-May 25th.
Today we're bringing you a brand new song from The Crash Bandits, "Meant For So Much More", off their upcoming debut full-length album, Better Off, produced by Minneapolis punk rock producer Knol Tate. The band is fronted by Matt Brown, younger brother of Sing It Loud vocalist Pat Brown.
This Wild Life will enter the Vanguard Room with Aaron Marsh (Copeland) this July to begin work on their debut full length. The band has fully pursued their acoustic direction, and plans to release the record this Fall. In the replies you can watch an acoustic cover of Copeland's "California" performed by members Kevin Jordan and Anthony DelGrosso.
"Aaron is one of my absolute favorite songwriters, and I'm incredibly excited to have his guidance on this new record." - Kevin
It's been a long road for Ben Liebsch, but the You, Me, and Everyone We Know vocalist sure seems to have come out on top. The quality tunes have continued since he took over the YMAEWK moniker, with the honestly-titled I Wish More People Gave A Shit EP on the way. Today we're premiering Ben's latest, a new song called "Better Men" - check it out in the replies. Grab I Wish More People Gave A Shit on May 7th and catch YMAEWK on tour starting next week.
Today, we're hoping to get your weekend started off right with a great summertime pop-punk album from Canadian exports UTKF in the form of their newest release Set the Fire. With great melodies and addictive songwriting, this is sure to hit home with any fan of the genre – and we'll be streaming it all weekend for your listening pleasure. Hit the replies or the band's AP.net profile to check it out, and be sure to pick it up later today when it becomes available via iTunes.
Although the band is less than a year year, Moose Blood are already making a name for themselves in the the UK - and now they're ready to invade America. We're happy to announce that the emo outfit will team up with Departures for a a split 7" this summer via No Sleep Records, with Fist in the Air Records handling the UK/European release. Until then, you can stream Moose Blood's recent EP, Moving Home, in the replies. It's like a combination of Brand New's Deja Entendu, The Get Up Kids' Something to Write Home About and American Football's self-titled.
Mike of The Venetia Fair released his cover of The Gay Blades' "Shake Their Graves" to benefit those affected by the Boston bombings. Today we're exclusively premiering the lyric video and live acoustic performance of the song. Watch it in the replies and purchase the song here.
You may want to start paying attention to Buffalo, NY's I Can See Mountains now, because their debut album, Life on a Houseboat, is going to be a good one. Head to the replies to watch the band's music video for a new song from the effort, "Glory." The record drops July 2nd via Panic Records. Recommended for fans of Transit, Tigers Jaw, Saves the Day and The Wonder Years.
Fresh off of a tour with Fitz And The Tantrums, LA's Hunter Hunted have been building quite a buzz in the indie scene. With standout track “Keep Together” making the rounds on TV shows like The Vampire Diaries and The Real World, the band has performed everywhere from The Conan O’Brien show to SXSW. We're exclusively streaming the Spacebrother remix of "Stay Together," which you can listen to in the replies.
Light Years will be releasing its debut full-length record, I Won't Hold This Against You, via Paper + Plastick Records. Today we can exclusively bring you guys the details of the release. It'll come out on June 18 and feature 12 songs - two of which appeared on the band's Parking Lots EP, which also has an acoustic track and is now available for $1. Head to the replies for the album art and a stream of a brand-new song, "Nice To Know You." The record can be preordered on vinyl and digital formats now as well.
Today we are giving you the first taste of the new Alabaster EP, The Villain In Me, out May 7th. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear "Pendulum." Recently, the band has opened for Yellowcard and done 6 showcases at SXSW this year. Fans of bands like Paramore and We Are The In Crowd with a bit more of a rock edge should dig this.
By now it should be no surprised to you that we're huge fans of Dikembe around these parts. I first fell in love with the band when I heard its four-song debut, Chicago Bowls, a few years ago; its energized take on anthemic indie/emo/punk with heart-on-sleeve lyricism brought in many fans. So I'm beyond stoked to be premiering the remastered version of the band's fantastic EP - you can stream it in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. After you hear how much better Chicago Bowls sounds, make sure to pre-order the 7" from Tiny Engineshere.
Perfect Organ Assembly is the ten song debut from Wall Of Ears, the new project from As Cities Burn members, Cody Bonnette and Christopher Lott. The album will drop on June 25th on vinyl /CD/digital via Broken Circles. Preorders will launch on May 7th with an exclusive tshirt design. Head to the replies to watch the video for "Autosky." Track listing is below.
1) Heavy Hologram
3) Great Big Birth
4) Miss Earth
5) Cancel Features
6) Mind Of Moss
7) Arms Heist
8) Task You
9) Ravage Holy Ohm
10) The Tale
We're premiering the new video from Oklahoma's Tiger Lily. "Sinking" is a track that represents the best of the new pop-punk genre that has emerged recently. Head to the replies to watch the video. In addition, catch Tiger Lily on tour with Family Thief from May 27th to June 6th.
Today we're premiering the second installment of our video sessions with Chicago's Valaska. The Windy City act first caught the attention of Aaron Marsh of Copeland and Marsh produced Valaska's latest record Natural Habitat. Watch the video for the title track in the replies.
Today we are excited to bring you the first taste of what Dear You have been working on for their upcoming sophomore EP, Faith, Fear, and Hope. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear "Black and White," their new single. The single drops tomorrow and the EP comes out on September 17th. If you're a fan of fast-paced pop-punk, don't sleep on this one.
The Skate and Surf Festival has moved from Plaza Green at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Attendees will have access to the theme park with their admission tickets. Also, we can confirm today that Mayday Parade will play the festival as "Bob's Special Guest." Press release is in the replies. Single-day and two-day passes are still available as well.
Today we're bringing you the debut EP from rock-duo Welcome Center. Featuring previous members of The A-B Theory and St. Philistine (bothformer Self-Promotion Spotlighters), this new project is in vein of Modest Mouse/Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. You can stream their new EP, Different Joys, in the replies or on their AP profile.
Today we're very excited to be premiering "The Progression Of Regression" from Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!'s new album Pardon My French which is set to release April 30th on Fearless Records. Combining sounds from a few different genres, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! has developed a strong following and will be a band to watch this year as they continue to grow and play to new ears. Head to the replies to listen to "The Progression Of Regression" and read a short background of the song from singer Bertrand Poncet.
Get with the Shoulder Gorilla, because NK (formerly North Korea) is on to something. Between the band's combined résumé (heard of Envy On The Coast or The Dillinger Escape Plan?) and their new home on Triple Crown Records, it's time to get familiar. We've got the first track from their upcoming full-length, Nothing To Be Gained Here - hit the replies to hear "Shoulder Gorilla" and pre-order the record (and some attractive vinyl offerings) here.
Our friends in Daylight are releasing Jar, one of the best albums of the year next week. So to celebrate we're giving away one of the album's killer songs, "No One's Deserving," as a free download here. Also the band will be taking over the AbsolutePunk Instagram account at noon EDT, so make sure to follow us and see what the band is up to today on tour. You can pre-order Jarhere.
Lions Lions' music will take you to paradise, so it makes sense that the band decided to put their rocking edge on a rendition of Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven." You can watch the video for their cover in the replies. The band is gearing up for a Canadian tour with The Maddigans next month.
Update: The chat is over. Thanks to the guys for sticking around!
Hawthorne Heights' return with Zero, due out this summer on their new label, Red River Entertainment. You can listen to a teaser featuring samples of three new songs in the replies or on their AP.net profile. Fans will not be disappointed. If you haven't already, you can pre-order it via PledgeMusic. Additionally, the band will be chatting in this thread at 7pm EST/4pm PST. Come talk to them about Zero, their appearance on this summer's Warped Tour and more.
Chicago native, Valaska, aka Dave Valdez, is releasing his first video single for "In Voids" with us today. This is the first of three installments that we'll have in this series. Valaska’s Natural Habitat, released on April 9th, was produced by Copeland’s Aaron Marsh at The Vanguard Room in Lakeland, FL. “In Voids is a song that is all about reflecting on where one has been in their life,” says Dave Valdez, “and just seeing who they are as a person and not liking what they are seeing.” Watch the video in the replies.
We have a special Saturday exclusive today as we are premiering a new song from The Body Rampant's upcoming album, Midnight Mayfair, which will release this July via Antique Records. The song we're premiering is called "Storm Bandage" and it can be streamed in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. You can also check out the album artwork and track listing in the replies.
The Story Changes are gearing up for the May 21st release of their third album, Static and Trembling, which was produced and engineered by Micah Carli of Hawthorne Heights. You can listen to a new song from the effort, "State Lines," on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Pre-order the album here. Recommended for fans of Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters and Alkaline Trio.
Spitalfield will be getting back together and heading out on a 10 year anniversary tour for Remember Right Now this June. It'll be the original lineup and they'll be heading to 10 cities. Shane Henderson & the Future Perfect and Jon Walker (ex-Panic! at the Disco) will be the direct support on the tour. In the replies, you'll find an announcement video from the band, as well as the tour dates and press release.
This tour couldn't have come at a better time, as I can't help but smile and get amped up thinking about getting in the van, hanging out, & playing some old familiar songs with some of my oldest friends. If people show up to have some fun with us, that will just be a...
I know a lot of our users enjoy the ambient noise and slow build-up from bands like Moving Mountains and The Appleseed Cast. Which is why I think our premiere of Over The Ocean's new song, "In This Darkness," will be a success here. You can stream it in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. The song is off the band's new album, Be Given To The Soil, which will be available digitally on April 30th and can be ordered on vinyl now.
Today we've got a pretty cool song premiere. If you're a fan of that weird, indie-punk vibe of bands like Superchunk and Weezer, then you might dig the sound of Michigan's Lawnmower. They'll be releasing its new EP, Whack Yer Brain, on Save Your Generation Records, and you can listen to a new song titled "Beware Heather Sinclair" in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile.
Remember Static Radio? Well, they're back (somewhat). The final three members of the band (whom are also current members of Rescuer and Fierce Bronson) joined together to create Crimes. Black Numbers will be releasing the band's debut EP on April 30th, and you can get a taste of it by streaming "Out In The West" in the replies (or at the band's AP.net profile). If you like it, make sure to pre-order the EP here.
Head to the replies to watch the premiere of Heart To Heart's music video for "In Case You Haven't Noticed," my personal favorite track from the band's self-titled effort. The stellar pop punk/melodic hardcore album is out now on Anchor Eighty Four Records and can be purchased on iTunes or from their webstore. The band, who recently signed to Pure Noise Records, is currently on the Road to Mixtape tour alongside Forever Came Calling and Last Call.
Rochester, NY musician Declan Ryan will release his new EP, Introducing Close Calls, on April 23rd via Secret Audio Club. The effort marks a transition from acoustic songwriting to a full-band alt-country sound. Listen to the first track, "Manhattan Square," on his AP.net profile or in the replies. Recommended for fans of Monsters of Folk, Ryan Adams and The Gaslight Anthem.
We are so excited to premiere the new The Summer Set album Legendary in its entirety. After self-releasing the What Money Can't Buy EP, the band signed to Fearless Records and has been slowly teasing us by releasing singles. Now, we can all finally enjoy one of this year's most anticipated releases. If you haven't yet, check out Joe's review of the record. Listen to Legendary on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Forever Came Calling have become one of our favorite up and coming pop-punk bands on AP.net after the release of Contender. So we're super excited to premiere the band's new music video for "Ides." Jump to the replies to check it out and leave your thoughts.
Although taking their name from the iconic The Get Up Kids, Olympia, Washington's Four Minute Mile fit perfectly in the modern pop-punk scene. One dash of Forever Came Calling, a touch of Such Gold, and a little bit of Stickup Kid, this is a band that will be sure to win you over. Today we're premiering the music video for "Grey" which comes from the band's latest Better Days Records release Bridges / Streetlights. Watch the video in the replies and leave your thoughts as well.
A few months ago, we premiered a new song from post-hardcore act Wolves At Bay's new EP, I Was The Devil Once. Today we're bringing you the whole enchilada. You can stream the band's latest Animal Style Records' effort in the replies or over at its AP.net profile. You can pre-order the record here.
Octaves will be releasing its Bridge Nine debut (and one of my favorite heavy releases of the year), Which Way The Wind Blows, next week. Today, we're bringing you an exclusive premiere of one of the album's finest tracks, "Poppycock." It's a chaotic blend of hardcore and melody and if you fancy yourself a fan of bands like Pianos Become The Teeth and La Dispute, then you'll adore this. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. If you like the tunes emerging from your computer's speakers - and you will - make sure you pre-order the LP here.
If you're a fan of energetic pop-punk, then you're going to want to check out The Offseason's upcoming EP for Negative Progression, Pastimes. Today, we're bringing you an exclusive taste by premiering a new song off the EP, "Can't Sleep." Check it out on in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. The EP is available on May 14th.
Hailing from the Keystone State, Carousel Kings have been a part of the pop-punk scene for a few years now and are poised to be one of the up-and-comers in the genre. Today we're premiering the band's video for "Road Warrior" which you can view in the replies.
Plenty of bands show that youthful raw energy right out of the gate, but the special ones know to harness it within strong songwriting. Ohio five-piece Envoi is one of those bands that just gets it. By channeling all the best parts of Paramore's All We Know Is Falling, The Audition's Controversy Loves Company, and You Me At Six's Sinners Never Sleep, their new EP Changes proves to be an absolute blast. We've got full stream for you on the band's AP.net profile and in the replies - pick up the EP tomorrow.