Today we're introducing you to Tea & Water, the solo project from Fireworks frontman Dave Mackinder. The act has a brand-spanking-new digital EP that you can "pre-order" on Bandcamp -- it's a digital download that comes with a cool hand-made download card. In the replies, we're streaming the first song from the release, titled "Change Your Mind," and you can also check out a very short Q&A with Dave that provides a bit more background behind the new project. The EP was recorded with Citizen's Mat Kerekes and you should check it out if you enjoy the poppier parts of Fireworks.
While we were in the studio this August working on the new record, Noah took a day and sat down guitar in hand and played 4 new songs plus 1 cover completely live and straight to analog tape. In our excitement to share them with you, we’ll be exclusively selling them as an EP entitled “Twenty-Something” at every show on the upcoming fall tour until the final date at The Moore theater in Seattle. It’s a beautiful collection of new music to tide everyone over until the new record is available sometime next year. Cover art is below and be sure to check out all the tour dates at the website link below. We can’t wait to see you...
We're sorry San Diego. Violence is never the answer when the job is to keep people secure. (Grown men, keep your hands off of young kids.) There is a right and a wrong way to handle everything. When push came to shove, the kids and venue showed their sensibility.. The offending security was dealt with accordingly. No violence. No compromise. You chose the right- Thanks for everything. xo
Chicago pop-rock group Common Shiner just released what is perhaps my favorite music video of the year. Jump to the replies to watch the "teen slasher romantic high school comedy music video" for "Social Mediasochist."
The Guardian recently interviewed newly signed Epitaph artist, Jamie T, about his five year absence, what he's been doing, his new album and there's even a little mention of Absolutepunk.net itself. You can also hear album track "Turn On The Light" there too.
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast has us revisiting a few of the topics from last week as the entire "U2 on your phone" thing became a much larger story than we anticipated. We then look at the idea of having a "collection" of music and how or why that plays a role with digital files, streaming, and the rise of vinyl. Then we discuss the pretty awesome new Manchester Orchestra album and release method, and then talk a little bit more about Yellowcard's new one as well. We finish up with a discussion about Senses Fail signing with Pure Noise Records and thinking aloud about why bands still sign with records labels. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below. ... read more
We looked at a wide range of data including what artists were played, what songs were played and when, what playlists played, what genres were played and so on. We focused mostly on looking for distinctive listening patterns and behaviors at the different schools.
Today we are premiering Courage My Love's upcoming Skin and Bone remix EP in advance of it's official release on Tuesday September 23rd. The Canadian band is heading out on their first US headline tour in November and is gaining a lot of traction. Check it out in the replies and if you dig these jams, make sure to pre-order it.
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.
Today we're premiering a brand new song, "Hit The Wave", from Marmozets, a band that has been making a lot of noise in the U.K., as well as being one of the most talked about acts on the latter half of this summer's Vans Warped Tour - hit the replies to check that out. They're set to release their debut album, The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets, digitally on September 30th in the U.S. on Roadrunner Records, which you can pre-order here. They're also heading out on Issues U.S. headlining tour (10/31-11/29), in which we're giving away two tickets to each date they're performing on - to enter, hit the replies and tell us what song you're most excited to see them play, along with what date...
After more than a decade of false starts and teases, Dr. Dre's perpetually delayed Detox has apparently been renamed. The news comes from an Aftermath producer who says it was changed about two years ago, but declines to actually disclose the new title.
Garrett Klahn, vocalist of influential post-hardcore band Texas Is the Reason, will be releasing a limited edition 7" on November 18 via Rise Records. It's entitled "I Don't Care at All," and you can stream the title track here, then you can preorder here.
Time's forthcoming cover story on U2 talks a little about the idea of a new music format that "will tempt" users into buying music again. Marco Arment's blog echos my pessimistic belief that this ship has probably already sailed.
Full albums are as interesting to most people today as magazines. Single songs and single articles killed their respective larger containers. This is true on both the supply and demand sides: most people don’t listen to full albums, and most bands don’t produce very good ones. People only care about hit singles.
Want to win a copy of Iron Reagan's new album, The Tyranny of Will? You should - the trash group features members of Municipal Waste and Darkest Hour. Check out their new video for "Miserable Failure" in the replies, then leave a comment with your thoughts. We'll choose a winner at random to receive a free CD.
Save Your Generation Records will be releasing a Jawbreaker tribute album early next year - physical copies limited to 500. In the replies is an alphabetical list of all the bands featured on the comp, and the songs they covered.
Hawk & Son will be releasing their full-length, ATK, on November 18 via Save You Generation Records. We're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the seven-track album's closing title track - hit the replies if you're a fan of Tokyo Police Club or Silversun Pickups.
In the spirit of this landmark year, here are the 100 best singles from the year pop popped. To be considered, the song had to be released in 1984 or have significant chart impact in 1984, and charted somewhere on the Billboard Hot 100.
Dear You will release a new EP called I Can Only Blame Myself on October 14th via Third String Records. View the track listing and album art below, along with a teaser video for "This Is How You Rewrote Yourself."
1. I Can Only Blame Myself
3. Maybe I Didn’t Feel A Thing
4. This Is How You Rewrote Yourself
6. Have You Already Forgotten My Name?