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Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Kelsi Grammar. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/29/12 - 09:27 PM
Earlier this week, Jason, Thomas, and I (along with various other people) were tweeting back and forth about the potential of a vinyl repress for Brand New's Deja Entendu. The conversation eventually evolved into a discussion of what vinyl records we covet and spawned the idea of this week's discussion thread. So vinyl lovers, what is your holy grail? What's a repressing you'd kill for or how much would you pay for an original pressing? What albums do you wish were actually pressed on vinyl (Cartel's Chroma was a popular answer on Twitter)? Let's get weird.
Drew Beringer on 11/29/12 - 01:32 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Banshee Bones. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/28/12 - 07:33 PM
I'm really excited to announce that my good friend Scott Weber is coming back to AbsolutePunk.net to revive his role as an album reviewer. Scott was a prominent reviewer for the site in the mid-00s, with his last review dating back to fall 2006. Since then he's been the sports forum moderator, but recently got the itch to review once again. He'll be covering more of the punk rock genre on the site, so be on the lookout for that. In the meantime, welcome Scott back to the site and check the replies for more fun facts about him!
Drew Beringer on 11/28/12 - 03:03 PM
You can read our interview with Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers here.
From The InterviewTotally. There’s very little that I make up, not everything I write is autobiographical, but so much of it is me and the people around me. And I think…I dunno, if my first record that came out years ago on Universal had been a big hit, I don’t know if I would’ve written all the things that I’m glad I wrote. When you’ve felt the elations and disappointments of what it means to go through life without major bullets, just things that happen to everybody, you really start to appreciate the little victories and you start to understand that the sadness is a part of it, and so much of that is what our...
Jake Denning on 11/28/12 - 01:47 PM
Is it about my cube?
Staff InterviewsCode Orange Kids (Jason Gardner)
Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers (Jake Denning)
Show ReviewsTaking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Menzingers - Providence, RI (Alex DiVincenzo)
Staff Reviews Challenger - The World Is Too Much For Me (Gregory Robson)
Anton Kellner and the Lone Stars - Sequences (Gregory Robson)
Jason Gardner on 11/27/12 - 11:41 PM
I'm saying thanks, thanks for nothing.
Staff ReviewsNo Bragging Rights - Cycles (Jason Gardner)
The Seeking - Yours Forever (Jason Gardner)
All That Remains - A War You Cannot Win (Jason Gardner)
The Sword - Apocryphon (Jason Gardner)
Jason Gardner on 11/27/12 - 12:00 PM
Calling all bands, record label personnel, and industry folk. We're building up our "end of the year" database, as we've done each year, and we want your lists! If you're in a band, work for a label, or are involved in the industry - we want to feature your favorite albums of the year in our end of the year brouhaha. We've made it super simple again this year: just email us your lists here and make sure you make it clear who the list is for (ie: if you're in a band - is it a band list, or is it an individual band member list?). We'll compile everything together, and post it all around the new year.

Please note: This form/feature is for industry related folk and bands, only. If...
Drew Beringer on 11/26/12 - 03:04 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 11/25/12 - 01:23 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 11/25/12 - 11:12 AM
In case you missed them during the week or didn't 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 11/24/12 - 11:38 AM
Jason Tate on 11/24/12 - 06:00 AM
Now that you're full of turkey and have spent all your money on new toys ... bring on the snow! The annual holiday theme has been brought back to the website. If you're not seeing it, you can click here, and users can select it as their default theme in the options section. Enjoy! Hope everyone has a great holiday season.
Jason Tate on 11/23/12 - 01:16 PM
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Jason Tate on 11/23/12 - 11:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Uh Huh Baby Yeah!. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/21/12 - 07:51 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Woodstock Mafia. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/20/12 - 07:15 PM
I just got done reading a really great article by Pitchfork columnist Andrew Nosnitsky here. In Nosnitsky's column, he focuses his examples of "classic" albums around the genre of hip-hop and the critical acclaim of Kendrick Lamar's new album good kid, m.A.A.d city. He makes a a lot of valued points on how critics will deem an album a classic with only a few weeks to a month of listening behind it. Where's the time? Where's the album's retrospect in history? For that matter, he also points out the difference in an artist going into the studio to write an album with no real intentions versus the tunnel-vision of making an album for the purpose of having a legacy.

So what makes an album a...
Adam Pfleider on 11/20/12 - 02:33 PM
We're happy to announce we're once again sponsoring the Brotherly Breakdown Fest on January 5th at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow here and an early list of bands can be seen in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/20/12 - 10:26 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Thrift Store Talent. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/19/12 - 05:46 PM
You can check out our interview with Parkway Drive here. The band is currently on a headliner overseas, and will come back to America in 2013. The band's brand new album, Atlas is out now on Epitaph Records.
From The InterviewThe goal was to create a record that worked well as a cohesive collection of music, sounded like the Parkway Drive people know, but also offered some genuine surprises.
Jake Denning on 11/19/12 - 01:34 PM
I was listening to Brandtson's Send Us a Signal last night, and it got me thinking about albums that are so good and yet most people probably don't own them or even know about them. Ummm ... and if that's not a good catalyst for a top 10 list, I don't know what is. So here are the top 10 albums that I think go unnoticed and you should check out. As always, there are obviously hundreds of others that could be included -- but these are the ones that I felt like sharing. Feel free to add any to the replies that you think people should check out. I linked all of them to their streaming versions on Rdio, so now you have no excuse to not check them out. Oh, and this isn't really in any...
Jason Tate on 11/19/12 - 11:01 AM
"500 francs for a Matisse? Yeah, I think that sounds fair. You know, I wonder actually if I could maybe pick up 6 or 7."
Album ReviewsIssues - Black Diamonds (Jack Appleby)
Woe, Is Me - Genesi[s] (Jack Appleby)
Staff InterviewsParkway Drive (Jake Denning)
Show ReviewsMiss May I/The Ghost Inside/Like Moths To Flames/The Amity Affliction/Glass Cloud - Portland, OR (Jake Denning)
Gallows/Barn Burner - Winnipeg, MB (Deborah Remus)
Jack Appleby on 11/18/12 - 11:15 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 11/18/12 - 05:23 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 11/17/12 - 11:44 PM
In case you missed them during the week or didn't have time to read them before, head to the replies for a second chance to check out the interviews posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 11/17/12 - 09:05 AM
Jason Tate on 11/17/12 - 06:00 AM
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 on twitter. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 11/16/12 - 11:00 AM
Punk Goes Pop 5 is #16 on the Billboard Charts? People aren't boycotting the Falling in Reverse tour? I guess if Aerosmith and Cheap Trick are still selling out arenas, there still is room for rock stars. I try to make sense of all of it this week here. Go to a record store or buy an album off Amazon or iTunes today. Go to a show, whether it's a local favorite on a tour kick-off, or a touring band passing through this weekend. Save good music or else we'll get another Issues album. Yes, I said it. Deal with it.
Adam Pfleider on 11/16/12 - 12:29 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Midway in Wake. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/15/12 - 09:18 PM
Along with our fellow friends in AbsoluteVoices, we're officially announcing the first 21 of 50 bands that will be playing the Eat Your Heart Out Fest 2013 on February 8th-10th at The Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY. Hit the replies for the press release and further info.
BandsWhitechapel, Madball, Unearth, On Broken Wings, The Plot In You, Within The Ruins, Obey The Brave, Reign Supreme, My Ticket Home, Sworn In, Being As An Ocean, Palisades, Incendiary, Fit For An Autopsy, Knuckle Up!, Adaliah, Lions Lions, In Dying Arms, Life As A Ghost, Sylar and The Last Ten Seconds Of Life
Ryan Gardner on 11/15/12 - 02:29 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Guardians. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/14/12 - 08:50 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Challenger. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/13/12 - 08:17 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Olde York. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/12/12 - 07:47 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Immension. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/12/12 - 07:26 PM
Hey everyone, sorry for missing last week's Small Band Round-Up. Hurricane Sandy affected my power and internet for over a week so I was not able to post. Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 11/11/12 - 05:59 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 11/11/12 - 09:20 AM
This morning's edition of the Self-Promotion Spotlight features Michigan's Skyway Traffic. The band cites the Hopeless Records roster and Katy Perry as influences. Head to the replies for a lyric video of lead single "First Class Liar." For what it's worth, I'm not sure I've heard catchier songs in the last two or three weeks. Want to be featured in the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy. Just sign up for an AP.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Gregory Robson on 11/11/12 - 06:12 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 and chats posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 11/10/12 - 06:04 PM
Jason Tate on 11/10/12 - 06:00 AM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Bleak Falls. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/09/12 - 09:56 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from To the Wind. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 11/09/12 - 09:25 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 on twitter. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 11/09/12 - 11:00 AM
This past weekend I attended Fun Fun Fun Fest and saw some nostalgic acts. Friday night I left the festival to attend Taking Back Sunday's Tell All Your Friends 10th Anniversary Tour. The album, like a few others, holds a special place in my lifetime, and that place in sappy crater I call a love life. You can read my thoughts on my personal attachment to the record here. I invite you all to share your own stories and albums or songs that go with them. I don't want to turn the front page into 'Personal Life' today, but I think we can make a pretty cool mixtape of stories to end the week nonetheless. Or you can just head to the replies and call me a dork, either way, I hope you enjoy it.
Adam Pfleider on 11/09/12 - 09:12 AM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Call To Attraction. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 11/08/12 - 03:18 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from D Henry Fenton. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 11/08/12 - 02:41 PM
New York City singer-songwriter Anthony da Costa has released a video for his single "Across the Country," which chronicles the struggles and heartache of a long distance relationship. Head to the replies to see the video.
Gregory Robson on 11/07/12 - 02:16 PM
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