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Silverstein has always been one of the more underrated "post-hardcore" bands in our scene. Despite moderate success over the years and some truly fantastic albums, the Ontario quintet has never seemed to garner as much respect or appreciation as their material deserves. With the band releasing its seventh studio album This Is How The Wind Shifts tomorrow (as well as chatting with us later tonight at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST), I wanted to show some love to the band on this week's "Countdown." The band has evolved and refined its post-hardcore sound over the course of its 13 year career - the band sounds unrecognizable on its debut When Broken Is Easily Fixed. The growth and progress in
Drew Beringer on 02/04/13 - 05:36 AM
We're back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of The Last Stand.
Drew Beringer on 02/04/13 - 04:12 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 02/03/13 - 11:45 AM
This week on the Self Promotion Spotlight the excellent Tarantulahawk can be found. The band deal in rabble rousing midwest emo that brings to mind Hot Rod Circuit, if Hot Rod Circuit were an emo band. Their most recent split ...Happy Again is superb and also features Cardinal, a similarly great band. The split is available as 'name your price' on Bandcamp. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 02/03/13 - 03:48 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 02/02/13 - 10:15 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 02/02/13 - 08:39 PM
Jason Tate on 02/02/13 - 06:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Lights & Motion. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 02/01/13 - 07:17 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 02/01/13 - 11:00 AM
Mark your calendars because Sleeping At Last will be chatting on AP.net next Tuesday at 7pm EST/6pm CST. Be sure to stop by and talk about his new EP, Darkness, the Atlas series or anything else you want!
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/01/13 - 10:07 AM
Now she's waist deep in my summer sheets saying, "how about we go."
Staff ReviewsSquid The Whale - Four More (Jack Appleby)
Jack Appleby on 02/01/13 - 01:55 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Shouting Signals. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 01/31/13 - 08:03 PM
The fellas in Silverstein will be chatting with us on Monday, February 4th, at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST). They'll be talking about their current headlining tour as well as their killer upcoming album This Is How The Wind Shifts, which you can still pre-order here. See you then.
Drew Beringer on 01/31/13 - 12:40 PM
We're waiting for good news, aren't we now?
ReviewsThis Old Ghost - Family Room (Blake Solomon)
InterviewsBroadway Calls (Deborah Remus)
Judy Kang (Kelly Doherty)
Blake Solomon on 01/31/13 - 08:28 AM
You can check out our interview with Judy Kang here. Kang is the violinist who was handpicked for Lady GaGa's Monster Ball, as well as a highly successful classical musician about to release her debut album.
I've been wanting to express something personal for a very long time through recording an album of original songs. I was always a bit shy since I was a child, but always had this other side to me. But, I went through many phases of being afraid to show that side. And even now, I'm not that far from feeling that way. I guess being in the classical world, I wasn't bold enough to break out in that sense, as well. I always felt a bit out of place in school and such. I was a quiet...
Kelly Doherty on 01/31/13 - 02:06 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Stupe-iT. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 01/30/13 - 09:05 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Ratham Stone. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 01/29/13 - 08:51 PM
Hit the replies for Joey Ritter's interview with our Senior Editor, the one and only Drew Beringer.
Jack Appleby on 01/28/13 - 12:48 PM
You were always on mind, but I got an new partner now.
Staff ReviewsLocal Natives - Hummingbird (Kelly Doherty)
Tiny Moving Parts - This Couch Is Long And Full Of Friendship (Kelly Doherty)
Show ReviewsMax Bemis “Rarities” Release Show - Austin, TX (Ryan Gardner)
Kelly Doherty on 01/28/13 - 12:38 AM
Today we are introducing a recurring new feature on the site titled "The Countdown" in which a staff member dishes out a list about anything music-related. I know that sounds kind of vague, but just stay with me. In recognition of Tegan and Sara's new album Heartthrob hitting stores tomorrow, I'm listing my 5 favorite videos from the duo. Over the last decade-plus, the Quin sisters' videos have emphasized rich color palettes and unique styles. The visual compliment is an essential ingredient to Tegan and Sara's music, often taking it to another level (also check out the evolution of their hair styles!). So, please enjoy my five favorite videos from the band. And feel free to...
Drew Beringer on 01/27/13 - 11:46 PM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews and live sessions posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 01/27/13 - 12:43 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 01/27/13 - 11:45 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/27/13 - 10:05 AM
This week in the Self Promotion Forum, one can find the wonderfully heavy Native Wildlife. The five piece from Boston create noises that bring to mind the likes of Defeater and they are one of the best up and coming heavy bands around. Their EP, Blackwood is currently available as ‘name your price’ on their Bandcamp page and I highly recommend that any fan of metal or post-hardcore check these guys out, as you certainly won’t regret it. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 01/27/13 - 03:57 AM
Jason Tate on 01/26/13 - 06:00 AM
We're back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of Django Unchained.
Drew Beringer on 01/25/13 - 03:42 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/25/13 - 11:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Bombardier to Pilot. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 01/24/13 - 09:53 PM
What are you anticipating this year? Just another reminder for you to take this quick poll and let us know. We'll be putting together the final tallies next week to get a snapshot of what the AP.net users are most looking forward to in 2013.
Drew Beringer on 01/24/13 - 03:23 PM
AbsolutePunk.net has a current opening for an intern during the Spring 2013 semester. Located in Los Angeles, I'm looking for someone who can commit 2-3 times a week (20+ hours), do some behind the scenes stuff on the site (with some editorial), and can bring me some iced tea lemonade from The Coffee Bean. You can find all the requirements and details, as well as apply for the position, here (it's right under the "editorial" section).
Drew Beringer on 01/24/13 - 02:31 PM
Honest question: When a band is going to push a song to digital outlets (like Paramore releasing their new single last night), is it really not possible to coordinate the launch so that it goes up all across the world at the same time? The song being up on YouTube and Tumblr before it's even available in the states because someone from another country was able to buy it early and post it ... just doesn't make much sense to me. I feel like there should be a better way to do something like this.
Jason Tate on 01/22/13 - 08:48 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Promethee. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 01/22/13 - 08:33 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Goonz. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 01/22/13 - 08:16 PM
Check the replies to see the list of other artists which various staffers voted for as Most Anticipated 2013.
Dre Okorley on 01/22/13 - 03:44 PM
We'll be interviewing Broadway Calls later this week so feel free to leave questions in the replies if you have any.
Deborah Remus on 01/22/13 - 11:44 AM
You smell that? That's the scent of hope, potential, and excitement. The aura of anticipation. After furiously putting a capper on the year that was music in 2012, we're already furiously putting together lists of the albums we hope end up on our best of lists. Today, the AbsolutePunk.net staff is pleased to present our most anticipated albums of 2013. These are the albums we're hoping shows up early every time we check our inboxes. These are the albums we can't wait to discuss and dissect with our wonderful users. These are the albums that have us excited for that specific Tuesday to hurry up so we can go to our local record stores and pick it up. The staff once again showed off...
Drew Beringer on 01/22/13 - 04:17 AM
What are you anticipating this year? Take this quick poll and let us know. We'll be putting together the final tallies in January to get a snapshot of what the AP.net users are most looking forward to in 2013. Tomorrow we'll be revealing the staff's most anticipated albums, so stay tuned for that.
Drew Beringer on 01/21/13 - 12:09 PM
"You're the closest thing to hell I've seen so far."
Album ReviewsMallory Knox - Signals (Andy Biddulph)
Diamond Youth - Orange (Jason Gardner)
Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed in Blood (Gregory Robson)
Yo La Tengo - Fade (Kelly Doherty)
Canadian Wedding - Keep Count EP (Kelly Doherty)
Andy Biddulph on 01/21/13 - 03:41 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 01/20/13 - 06:48 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 01/20/13 - 08:08 AM
The Self Promotion Forum this week holds the wonderful Grandview. The band deal in good old-fashioned hard edged pop punk which displays both intelligence and intense likability. These guys are the sort of band who could easily earn fans of all of the genres, with their sound featuring touches of emo, pop rock and pretty much everything. Get in on this; their EP is 'name your price' on their Bandcamp. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Kelly Doherty on 01/20/13 - 04:46 AM
In case you missed them during the week or did not have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 01/19/13 - 06:43 PM
Boston's Far From Finished will release their new EP Let's Be Frank on March 8 via Flix Records. Head here to listen to lead single "Mother Mercy."
Gregory Robson on 01/19/13 - 09:26 AM
We're finally back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of Gangster Squad.
Drew Beringer on 01/18/13 - 02:30 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/18/13 - 11:00 AM
With the announcement of Justin Timberlake's new album on Monday, his first album in six years, the topic of releasing quality over quantity was the first topic that seemed to arise (or at least for me). While debating and arguing music is all semantics, there is still something to be said for an artist that can return from their musical hiatus and release high quality material that lives up to their fans expectations, even after so many years. In general, most artists release a new album every two to three years at most, which has worked in the frameworks of the music industry of the past. Build hype, release album, tour said album and then eventually start writing and head back into...
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/17/13 - 01:22 PM
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