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.
The Today's Mixtape Festival is going down this weekend in Long Island, so today we're giving away two day passes for Saturday - which features Transit, The Story So Far, Hostage Calm, Pentimento and like a zillion other awesome bands. However, this contest is twice as awesome because everybody gets a free song download from Bellwether as well! Download the free Bellwether song, "Roots," right here. If you are near Long Island and would like to be entered to win two day passes, just screenshot an image of yourself listening to the song in iTunes along with the full names of you and your guest and email it to this email address. You can purchase tickets to Friday and Sunday of the...
Make Do And Mend released one of our favorite records last year, so we're stoked to announce the band's upcoming co-headlining tour with Cheap Girls this May. The two bands will be directly supported by Diamond Youth, making it one of the must-see tours of 2013. You can see all the tour dates and venues in the replies and stay tuned to the site for ticket information.
Everyone deserves a second chance and Random Holiday are a prime example of this mantra. Unbeknownst to them, I had the chance of seeing them live awhile back and thinking there was a lot of room for improvement. Improve they did...tenfold. Space To Grow is the band's upcoming debut LP and these high schoolers have channeled influences from recent pop-punk heavyweights like Forever Came Calling to put together an impressive full-length. Listen to "17" in the replies and leave your thoughts as well.
Seattle's To The Wind are gearing up for their debut LP, Empty Eyes, coming out this spring on Pure Noise Records. Produced and engineered by Sam Pura (The Story So Far, The American Scene) at The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA, the hardcore outfit will be sure to follow right in the steps of contemporaries such as The Ghost Inside, Stick To Your Guns, and more. Listen exclusively to the track "Hollow" in the replies.
Captain, We're Sinking will be releasing its new record, The Future Is Canceled, on May 14th via Run For Cover. We have a small taste of that upcoming LP for you today, as we're premiering the first song off it, titled "Here's To Forever." If you miss Tigers Jaw or love pumping your fist to The Menzingers, then you'll love this. Check out the song either in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. Pre-order information and a new tour announcement will be coming later this week.
Today we've got an exclusive premiere of Jamie Woolford's (The Stereo, Let Go) new video for "This Isn't Goodbye" -- you can check that out in the replies. Like what you hear? Pick up the album from Get Well Records.
The fellas in Late In The Playoffs have been grinding through the mid-west scene for quite some time, but now it's their chance to hit the national spotlight. The band is releasing a new album called Alive & On Your Own soon and we've got the exclusive first look at the band's music video for the single "Golden Years." You can watch them play this song live on tour in May with dates to be announced soon. Watch the video for "Golden Years" in the replies and leave your thoughts.
Today we are premiering the first video in a series of three of Bridge 9 act Goodtime Boys Black Lodge sessions. This is a band that our very own Ryan Gardner was raving about at SXSW. Check out our video of the band performing its song "Breathe" in the replies.
I'm so excited to introduce you guys to Darkhorse, a post-hardcore project from Rochester, NY. The band will be releasing its debut LP The Engineer later this year, which was produced by A Wilhelm Scream's Trevor Reilly and Mike Supina. Combining hard-hitting riffs and powerful vocals from Ian Mclean, this is for fans seeking the aggressive nature of Thrice, the technicality of A Wilhelm Scream, and the heaviness of Deftones. Listen to "I Saw The Devil" in the replies.
Today we're bringing you a brand new single from Strawberry Girls, "Negro Spiritual", the first off their upcoming record French Ghetto, out Spring 2013. Head to the replies to check out the song, and the final tracklist.
We have our own version of March Madness this week, as we have another great premiere following up yesterday's fun. One of this site's favorite bands, Transit, will be releasing its new album, Young New England, next week. As we inch closer to April 2nd, we'd thought we give you another small taste of the Boston quintet's second album on Rise Records. The song is "Weathered Souls," and it's one of my favorite tracks on the new LP. Featuring Joe Boynton's always-honest lyrics and needling guitar riffs that won't leave your head, this song is bound to be a new fan favorite. Check it out in the replies and don't forget to pre-order Young New Englandhere. Also, don't forget that...
Update: The chat is now over! Thanks so much to the band for hanging out for a couple hours and to all of you for sticking through our technical difficulties today. It means a lot to us, the band and Hopeless Records. Be sure to check back here for more TWY news as their album release cycle continues!
Welcome to The Greatest Monday. Today we are endlessly excited to share with you all the first song from The Wonder Years' upcoming album, The Greatest Generation. You can now stream "Passing Through A Screen Door" in the replies and check out a lengthy interview I did with frontman Dan Campbell as well. In addition, the record can now be preordered and "Screen Door" will be...
Today we're so excited to stream the debut EP from Boston up and coming act Paris. The self-titled EP from the young act shows an extreme amount of poise which is all lead by the incredibly dynamic Lynn Gunnulfsen fronting the band. Guitarist Alex Babinski creates hard hitting and spacy guitar leads while Brian MacDonald (Bass) and Brad Griffin (Drums) provide the backbone for the band. This is recommended for fans of Conditions and Circa Survive and I promise you this band will be making waves very soon. The EP drops tomorrow but you can stream it now on the band's AP.net profile.
Before you get all excited about what we have coming later today, we're pleased to be bringing you a taste of possible pop-punk heavyweights of tomorrow Hot Damn. The South Wales outfit's new mini-album Sleep Alone is streaming below. The record is out tomorrow on We Are Triumphant and details of the band's upcoming shows with Man Overboard and Transit are in the replies.
With Daytrader's sudden demise, I feared we'd lost one of the scene's most promising vocalists. Silly me - Tym had a plan all along. Teaming with visual artist/guitarist Daniel Danger, the duo formed Some Stranger and went to work. The band will digitally release their debut EP on April 2, along with a vinyl pressing via Robotic Empire on April 30 (pre-orders available here). Enjoy their new song "On and On" in the replies, as well as the full press release and album art.
Today we're bringing you a brand new music video from Betrayal, "The Good Die Young", off their album Abandonment. The video was edited by Daniel Wagner. The band's aggressive brand of hardcore can be compared to bands such as Bury Your Dead, Stick To Your Guns, and The Ghost Inside. The video was filmed live at the band's performance at The Cobalt Cafe in Canoga Park, CA. At the show, the band sold a benefit t-shirt in which all proceeds went to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Head to the replies to check out the video.
If you dig the chill and laid-back stylings of bands like Minus The Bear and Real Estate, then you should spend the next three minutes checking out our premiere of Belgrade's new song, "Protest." Featuring former members from bands like Restorations and The Progress, this little indie jam will certainly have you tapping your feet. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. The song is off the band's upcoming new album, which will be released in April.