According to three or four news submitters, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band had their car broken into in Washington DC over the weekend. I haven't seen any mention of this on Twitter or Facebook though, has anyone heard anything or found a way to donate some money to the band?
The Ataris have cancelled their Australian tour dates. The booking agent posted a message on the band's Facebook page.
I don't particularly feel comfortable speaking for the band right now, but someones gotta say something. Point blank. The Ataris will not be performing on any dates of the Hits & Pits Festival 2.0 in Australia. I realize the rumors will start to swirl so here are the simple facts. Fact #1. It's very known amongst Ataris fans that Kristopher Roe of The Ataris has an extreme fear of flying. Fact #2. On Sunday night, his original flight out of LAX had engine failure and needed to return to LAX- everyone was safe. Fact #3. I have three members of The Ataris that are in...
Mark Hoppus was a special guest at the London showing of the Descendents documentary, FILMAGE. During a Q&A with both Mark and the filmakers, Mark revealed that he's been talking to Bill Stevenson about possibly producing the next Blink-182 album.
Over the weekend at the UK Warped Tour, Watsky stage dove from about 35 feet up off the lighting rig and broke a girl's arm. Photos and video footage can all be found here.
He added: 'I feel f****** terrible. I made a boneheaded decision that got people hurt, and it's extremely lucky it wasn't worse. Putting your own body on the line is one thing, but putting other people in harm's way is inexcusable. I let down my supporters, I let down the Warped Tour and I let down my band and the people who work their asses off behind the scenes to make these shows happen. My #1 priority right now is to somehow make this right for the folks who were hurt.
According to the LA Times, Blink-182 will be recording new material "within 90 days."
After leaving longtime home Interscope Records, Blink is in talks for a new deal. It expects to record new material within the next 90 days. Nostalgia surrounding the 10th anniversary of "Blink-182" notwithstanding, the idea is to channel the 2003 mojo into the new material.
Step 1: shack up in some opulent SoCal spot for the duration of recording. This time, Hoppus said, they're thinking Malibu.
The band on the new album is Brian Bequette (Bass), Brian Fallon (Guitar), Joe Magistro (Drums), Kevin Salem (Production, Guitars and batting clean-up), and of course yours truly. The album will be released next year, but not until I feel it has a snowball's chance in hell. It's too good. Stay tuned, I'll keep you posted.
We have decided to take Ocean Avenue Acoustic back out on the road! From January 16th until February 7th, 2014 we will be playing some of the cities we missed the first time around. The show will still consist of Ocean Avenue Acoustic all the way through, followed by an electric set of songs from our other records.
Kanye West gave a talk at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. You can watch a video of it here, and a transcript has been typed up here. After the talk Kanye gave the entire class tickets to his show.
"We’re talking a lot about it, trying to figure out what we want to do," the frontman says. "We knew we wanted to focus on the anniversary for now and have that be our stepping stone into the right mindset. I think we’re going to be writing and sharing ideas throughout the touring, then see where we are and focus after that. We don’t want to rush anything; it’s been awhile since we put out a record of all new songs, so we want to make sure we do somethign we love and go in the right direction and know what we’re doing. So we’re not gonna rush it but, yes,...
The Lawrence Arms will release Metropole, their sixth studio album, first for Epitaph Records and first in eight years, on January 28, 2014. The first song released from that album, "You Are Here," is streaming on Noisey (read an interview there, too) and in the replies.
From Knoxville, Tennessee, Skytown Riot will be releasing their new EP, Soul Or System, tomorrow. Today, we are streaming the whole thing. Fans of more atmospheric material with haunting pianos and elements of Muse should enjoy "Sensational" or even their rendition of "House Of The Rising Sun," while "The Afterglow" could be played on soft rock radio. Even though it only has six tracks, this EP pulls from a lot of places, making it hard to really categorize. Be sure to give it a listen in the replies.
This week on the Self Promotion Spotlight, I'm came across the wonderful New Manners. The indie-pop five-piece from Upland, CA have released their debut single, "Don't Mind It" and their self-titled debut EP is due Decemeber 3. The single is an upbeat cut of sophisticated and catchy indie with more than a hint of Bombay Bicycle Club to it. Have a listen to it here. 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.
A video interview with Kevin Lyman can be found over at Billboard. Kevin talks about "how the Warped Tour and some of the bands he's worked with [...] have come full-circle from indie to major and back to indie again. Plus, he spoke about his new microbrew, the importance of monetization and getting "YouTubers" to play Warped."
Australian metalcore act Northlane are kicking off their first ever U.S. tour alongside Veil of Maya and Structures tomorrow night (dates are in the replies). To celebrate, we're giving away copy of their new CD, Singularity. Just leave a comment (one per user) on this post, and a winner will be drawn at random. Another chance to win can be found on Twitter.
Andy Hurley of Fall Out Boy has apologized for the t-shirt he wore on the upcoming Victoria's Secret Fashion Show shoot. The shirt in question, which Hurley was dressed in by the show's costume department, featured the Japanese rising sun flag -- the flag was used by the Japanese in "the conquest and occupation of East Asia and during the war in the Pacific, it is considered offensive in South Korea and China where it is considered to be associated with Japanese militarism and imperialism." Andy posted on his Twitter account: "I take responsibility for wearing something so offensive. I’ll be sure to personally review costumes in advance in the future."
The newly-resurrected Fadeaway Records (Brand New, The Movielife) is teaming up with Enjoy the Ride Records to release Friends, compilation featuring over 30 previously unreleased songs. It will be available digitally and on limited edition 3xLP vinyl in February, with all proceeds going to cancer research. Details will be announced next month, but a teaser image with many familiar faces is in the replies. Who do you recognize?
If you’ve got a concept album, go ahead and record it. If you’re only interested in selling a little, be my guest. But if you want to penetrate the consciousness of a large group of people and grow the pie, an album isn’t working. Hell, it’s not even working as a revenue model! Labels are no longer in the record business, they’re in the star business. How to maximize the revenue of an individual or band in as many media as possible, in as many ways as possible. Yes, while you were bitching about piracy, your whole business model disappeared.
You put out these albums, and in almost every case, the...
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Christopher Minor of Time Will Tell has released a new lyric video for his first solo song called "The Watchful." It's in the replies. He will be releasing a short film music video for it in a few weeks.
From Indian Lakes have put up their stellar album, Able Bodies, on Bandcamp in the pay-what-you-want model. The band will be using the funds to complete a new music video. The special ends Tuesday at midnight - go grab my favorite album of 2012, and give them lots of money.
New Found Glory and Alkaline Trio's co-headlining tour is a proud display of the bands' staying power. The pair first toured together back in 1999 (alongside Face to Face and Saves the Day!). Although they've both grown a lot since then, they maintain the same youthful ferocity and passion. Along with H2O, the three groups have maintained their line-ups for years while continuing to satisfy their dedicated fan bases without any signs of slowing down, making this tour a great celebration of of unity and longevity.