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Jason Tate on 08/15/14 - 10:00 AM
We have about 15 spots that have opened up in our Fantasy Football Charity Challenge! If you hit the replies, you can see the band members that still have spots available in their leagues -- most band members only have one remaining spot. If you want to participate and you can send in your $20 PayPal donation to Shirts For A Cure immediately, please email Thomas Nassiff as soon as possible with the band members names whose league you would want to play in! We are trying to get these spots filled up as soon as possible so the season can get rolling.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/15/14 - 08:42 AM
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Jason Tate on 08/15/14 - 01:01 AM
Our interview with Bleachers can be found here.
If I didnít want to do something, I wouldnít do it. I choose to do a number of things because I have enough artistic space to do them all, but it is fascinating. I was talking to someone about it yesterday, about how you donít see it with film and with books and other art. In those areas, I feel like people are very encouraged to do a lot of work, but I feel like in music thereís a little bit more of a ďdo what youíre doing and nothing else.Ē
Jonathan Bautts on 08/14/14 - 11:24 AM
We've successfully filled all 161 available spots in the 23 fantasy football leagues for this year's second AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge! We're on our way to raising around $3,000 for Shirts For A Cure this year. If you emailed us about participating, you should have seen a reply already -- make sure you check your spam folders if you haven't seen it yet. Just a reminder that everyone who was placed into a league has until tonight at midnight EST to make their $20 PayPal donation, and if there are any spots available because people don't donate, we'll make a post about it here on the homepage tomorrow! Email me if you have any questions.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/14/14 - 11:10 AM
People, yesterday we announced the second annual AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge. This is a thing where you get to play in a fantasy football league with members of all sorts of different bands from around our scene and help raise about $3,000 for Shirts For A Cure in the process! Read about it over here, and remember that you can start submitting your requests for whose league you would like to be in tonight at 7PM EST. We're looking forward to another really fun year so make sure you don't miss out!
Thomas Nassiff on 08/13/14 - 02:19 PM
"I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. Itís not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone"

Whilst it's been great to see so many outpourings from people about trying to fight depression, we should try our best to not allow this care to just exist through a series of statuses and tweets and for us to just forget about it in the coming weeks. No matter how much we tell people to try to fight depression and never give up, the most important thing is for the people around them to just be there. Depression isn't something one can just fix about themselves, the responsibility also lies with those around them to show that...
Kelly Doherty on 08/13/14 - 07:03 AM
Today we are launching the second year of the AP.net Fantasy Football Challenge! Last year we raised nearly $3,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Albany through this; again this year with the help of Dan from The Wonder Years, we've set up 23 (!) fantasy football leagues where you have the chance to play with members from a bunch of different bands from our community. For a $20 donation -- which will help us raise around $3,000 and will be donated to Shirts For A Cure to benefit breast cancer awareness and research -- you can participate in a fantasy football league with a member from some of your favorite bands throughout this year's football season. To find out who is playing, how to...
Thomas Nassiff on 08/12/14 - 11:28 AM
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Jason Tate on 08/08/14 - 10:00 AM
Today, I'm proud to bring you the first AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Doxa Lu (Bobby) hails from Austin and has been an AP user since 2008. Today, he's bringing us a playlist that he describes as, "Energetic, fun and hip-shaking indie rock/synth with some awesome solos sprinkled throughout this set." Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Anthony Sorendino on 08/08/14 - 06:57 AM
You can check out our new interview with Stray From The Path here. The band will be heading out on a headliner with Counterparts, Expire, and My Ticket Home - dates can be found here. In the interview, we talk about Warped Tour, their partnership with Cop Block, social media, and an upcoming fourth album.
Yeah, we flipped our van and we waited on the side of the road in -10 degree weather and the cop finally shows up two hours later and he writes me a ticket because and I quote "If you flipped your van, you must've been speeding." So the guy wasn't even there, and he gave me a $400 ticket on the assumption of something. They just generate revenue, they're not even trying to protect...
Jake Denning on 08/07/14 - 12:06 PM
Our interview with Bad Suns can be found here.
Weíre not so concerned about being lumped into anything because I think weíre confident in what this band is capable of doing. I donít see us being a flavor of the week type thing because we feel like we have so much to say and so much to do, as opposed to just one trendy sound or something like that. I donít feel that way about our band, but time can only tell.
Jonathan Bautts on 08/07/14 - 10:39 AM
Today, I'm happy to bring you an AbsolutePlaylist from Brookyln based outfit, Image Society. They're dropping their new EP, The Doom of Youth, this week. To celebrate, they've put together a list of their favorite bands based on their roots in Long Island, which you can check out in the replies. If you're new to Image Society, you can check out the video for their song "Mirror Images" here. I get a strong A Great Big Pile of Leaves vibe from them.
Anthony Sorendino on 08/04/14 - 10:44 AM
"But all that comes from this is another year."
Staff ReviewsCharlie Simpson - Long Road Home (Craig Manning)
Hook & Anchor - Hook & Anchor (Gregory Robson)
RX Bandits - Gemini, Her Majesty (Jake Jenkins)
Staff Articles"It's Not Just a Game" (Jason Tate)
Craig Manning on 08/04/14 - 06:21 AM
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Jason Tate on 08/01/14 - 10:00 AM
A few weeks back, I (alongside quite a few others around the internet) took a look at the issue of deep-rooted misogyny within the scene. The response was quite overwhelming and the comments ranged from exceedingly positive to dismissive and critical. I gave quite a lot of consideration to how I could back up my ideas with tangible proof and I realised the one way that we could show that women experience sexism within the Ďrock circuití is by actually asking the musicians themselves. Hence, below is a piece with the opinions and experiences of the members War On Women (punk band recently signed to Bridge 9 Records) and Chumped (pop punk). Enjoy.

War On Women

Everyone in War On...
Kelly Doherty on 07/31/14 - 07:04 AM
You can read our new interview with The Story So Far here. The band is currently wrapping up Warped Tour, and are in the beginning stages of writing a new album, set to be released sometime next year.
Trying to write an album and tour is just taxing. We'd like to take the time to do it, so after Warped Tour we're going to do what we have booked through the end of this year and a little bit into next, and we're going to take all that off time to write a new record. We've already started working on it, we're already demoing songs, but it's a long process and these things don't come quick. We haven't booked studio time next month or in two months, towards the beginning of next year ...
Jake Denning on 07/31/14 - 06:29 AM
You can check out our interview with Beartooth here.
If we didnít die on stage, then we didnít play hard enough.
Jake Denning on 07/30/14 - 01:00 PM
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Jason Tate on 07/25/14 - 10:00 AM
You can read our interview with The Ghost Inside here. The band is set to release their fourth full length album in the fall on Epitaph Records, which includes guest vocals from Jason Butler of letlive.
Lyrically, itís about the fact that Iím getting a little older now, and itís about the opportunities that you have when youíre younger. When you first start getting into adulthood, you have so many open doors and so many opportunities and so many places to go and things to do Ė literally, the world is whatever you want it to be.
Jake Denning on 07/25/14 - 05:22 AM
It's pretty hard to argue that Rise Records isn't one of the top independent record labels out there. Thinking about it, the first time I had ever heard of the label was when Drop Dead, Gorgeous played at a Christian festival Tomfest in July of 2006. I remember learning about new bands through the label's sampler CDs (remember those?) - this was one of my first exposures to bands like The Devil Wears Prada and more. The following AbsolutePlaylist is a collection of what I consider to be Rise Records very best - hopefully you find a new artist or two to check out and support. Definitely include links to your own favorites in the replies.
Jake Denning on 07/25/14 - 04:47 AM
Drew was recently featured on Vying for Vinyl's "Setting The Record Straight" to discuss vinyl.
For starters, it does seem ďcoolĒ to like vinyl, which is great for the format but bad for my wallet (prices are insane). I know for myself I love the warmer sound, I like feeling the music and art in my hands, and I do like the crazy and vibrant colors that may accompany the format. What I love about the recent resurgence is that it is getting people back into record stores and discovering new music and interacting with people with similar tastes and/or interests.
Ryan Gardner on 07/19/14 - 11:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 07/18/14 - 10:00 AM
Back in April, we brought you a collection of our favorite releases from the first quarter of 2014. Today, we're bringing you the best of the best from April, May, and June of this year. We're hoping that you can discover some new releases to add to your end of the year list. Head to the replies to check out the AbsolutePlaylist in Spotify and Rdio formats!
Anthony Sorendino on 07/18/14 - 06:37 AM
Dark all night for us.
ReviewsReal Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same And We're Just Changing (Blake Solomon)
JPNSGRLS - Circulation (Gregory Robson)
Blake Solomon on 07/18/14 - 05:55 AM
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Jason Tate on 07/15/14 - 01:01 AM
I'll be speaking with the UK's Dinosaur Pile Up next week. If you have any questions for them, please leave them in the replies. Now's the chance to ask them about their tour with Brand New or their 2014 release, Nature Nurture.
Anthony Sorendino on 07/12/14 - 11:39 AM
Happy Friday! It sure is Friday. The weekend is here at last. I know youíve worked 40 hours this week, but I need you to work 15 more minutes right now. We are about to create, together, the darkest, most intriguing corner of AbsolutePunk.net (darker than the PL forum and more intriguing than the Brand New thread circa 2009). Today is the day that I proudly/shamefully introduce you to a new semi-regular feature titled Phaynes Eats Phood. If youíre a forum regular, you may know phaynes1 for being a curmudgeonly old man-type poster (he is only 25 though). I used to live with Phaynes, and while being his roommate, one of the things I was most shocked to discover was his abnormal eating...
Thomas Nassiff on 07/11/14 - 11:43 AM
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Jason Tate on 07/11/14 - 10:00 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist, a new feature that will bring you a playlist each Friday from one of our staff members or a special guest to ring your weekend in the right way. It's the beginning of a special weekend for me: I'll be getting married tomorrow afternoon, to the girl of my dreams. This playlist was made to reflect all of the excitement and emotion of the biggest day of my life.
Craig Manning on 07/11/14 - 06:30 AM
Handguns will be chatting in this thread at 7pm EST. Come swing by to talk to them about their new album, Life Lessons, their upcoming tour dates this summer or what's Brandon's favorite pizza. Don't forget, you can stream Life Lessons over on Substream.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/07/14 - 03:48 PM
You can check out our interview with Michael Barr and Gus Farias of Volumes here. The band is currently on the Vans Warped Tour, playing the Journeys stage. Their upcoming full length record, No Sleep, comes out July 15th.
I think we had a took a different approach, a pop approach to writing this album, working with our producer Brandon Paddock. And I think that was a big step for us, bringing in a producer Ė at first we didnít know if it would really work, but in the end it ended up working beautifully
Jake Denning on 07/07/14 - 11:41 AM
This past Saturday, I got to see Brand New put on one hell of a set on their summer run with Into It. Over It. and Dinosaur Pile-Up at The Pageant in St. Louis. Hit the replies to read the full review of the show.
Unlike most bands that take their sweet time between releases and tours, Brand New never seem to run the risk of fading into irrelevancy, it just makes their fans hungrier.
Jake Jenkins on 07/07/14 - 07:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 07/04/14 - 10:00 AM
Welcome back to AbsolutePlaylist! In case you missed it, we started a discussion yesterday about our favorite Independence Day songs. Today, we're proud to present "America, an AbsolutePlaylist." Check it out in all its American glory (in both Rdio and Spotify renditions) in the replies, and have a great 4th of July!
Anthony Sorendino on 07/04/14 - 07:05 AM
Handguns will be chatting on the site next Monday at 7pm EST. Swing by to talk to them about their new album, Life Lessons, their upcoming tour with Hundreth and Counterparts or whatever you like. And if you haven't already, go stream Life Lessons over on Substream.
Keagan Ilvonen on 07/03/14 - 11:22 AM
With tomorrow being the official celebration of America's independence, we thought it was fitting to get a discussion started about songs centered around freedom, America, and independence. Whether that means a song about driving down America's highways, or a song honoring our armed forces, there's certainly music to fit the mood of the 4th. Leave us your favorites in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 07/03/14 - 05:13 AM
Austin, Texas has been on overload with killer shows this week, but Diarrhea Planet, Lee Bains and The Glory Fires, and local heroes The Midgetmen played a killer set to a packed house at Red 7 on June 27th. The venue was feeling hellishly hot, and most of the audience was soaked in sweat most likely not theirs, but no one seemed to give a crap. Hit the replies to read my full review of the show, as well as a photo gallery.
Itís hard not to wail when your band features four guitarists, a lone bassist, and a bad-ass drummer. Diarrhea Planetís music falls somewhere between the wildness of older The Black Lips and classic Nashville Southern rock.
Caitlin DeWeese on 06/28/14 - 03:02 PM
Secret Weapons is a new indie rock/pop band out of New York. The duo's influences range from modern (The Killers, Coldplay) to retro (Prince, Rick Springfield). Their music reflects that, as you'll hear in the replies when listening to a new track "Keep XX" from their upcoming debut EP.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/27/14 - 10:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 06/27/14 - 10:00 AM
"Every streetlight reveals a picture in reverse."
Staff ReviewsThe War on Drugs - Lost in the Dream (Craig Manning)
Larusso - Life in Static (Craig Manning)
Calamity Jane - We'll Explain When We Get There (Caitlin DeWeese)
Show Reviews"Monumentour" with Fall Out Boy, Paramore and New Politics - Mansfield, MA [Photos] (Alex DiVincenzo)
Warped Tour Day Blog #1 - Pomona, CA (Jake Denning)
Staff InterviewsChelsea Grin (Jake Denning)
Craig Manning on 06/24/14 - 05:59 AM
Pegasus Festival happened outside of Dallas, Texas this weekend. This is the first festival for Ghostlight Concerts, and they did a decent job.The big draw was Brand New but in true Brand-New-style, there were a lot of let down fans. Luckily, Circa Survive, Bad Books, PM Today, and Residual Kid were there to save the day. Hit the replies to read my full review of the festival.
Brand New took one hundred years to actually take the stage and opened with "Sowing Season," followed by a lot of Daisy and D&G.
Caitlin DeWeese on 06/23/14 - 02:41 PM
This week was good and somewhat stressful around the website. Now that the weekend has arrived, I'm looking forward to a few days of relaxing, World Cup watching, and good beer. However, before that begins, I wanted to highlight some of the best stories, exclusives, and staff content from the past week. In general I'm not a big fan of too many "recaps" -- but one a week doesn't seem too crazy. I've broken the stories down into a few major categories below. If this looks horrible on the homepage, I'll need a moment to fix our CSS a little bit. It's a work in progress and any feedback is definitely welcome.

I think the highlight of my week on the website was the launching of the latest...
Jason Tate on 06/21/14 - 01:06 PM
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Jason Tate on 06/20/14 - 10:00 AM
Summertime always breeds a host of unique emotions. Whether you're blasting tunes through your car speakers on the way to the shore, listening quietly at work while you patiently await the end of the work day, or sipping on your favorite drink as the blazing sun sets, there's always a song to fit the mood. With the longest day of the year (if you're north of the equator) coming tomorrow, we've put together a special AbsolutePlaylist that should ease your transition into the summer months ahead. If you have a favorite that you don't see on the list, be sure to drop it in the replies!
Anthony Sorendino on 06/20/14 - 06:51 AM
Whilst reading the comments from many of our lovely AP.net users on a recent article written on Wondering Sound regarding the lack of women on the Warped Tour, I became quite surprised by the reactions that our user base was having. Responses varied from statements suggesting that it's reasonable for Warped Tour to be lacking in women as there aren't many women in the scene all the way to users stating their outright hatred of all things feminist. It was not surprising to see debate about the issue - feminism and women's rights are certainly a particularly divisive topic on the internet at the moment. However, what I found difficult to accept was that folks were more willing to attack...
Kelly Doherty on 06/17/14 - 10:01 AM
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