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Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Kill The Conversation. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 07/24/12 - 02:14 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Nick Gill. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 07/24/12 - 10:30 AM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from No Omega. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 07/23/12 - 03:43 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Mr. Meeble. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 07/23/12 - 10:50 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 07/22/12 - 03:39 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 07/21/12 - 10:54 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 chats posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 07/21/12 - 10:29 AM
Jason Tate on 07/21/12 - 05:00 AM
Update: The chat is now over. Thanks to William for taking the time to chat.

William Beckett will be chatting here in this thread at approximately 8pm EST. Stop by, say hello, and talk about his new EP, Winds Will Change.
Joe DeAndrea on 07/20/12 - 04:49 PM
Today's second interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Sexual Outlaws. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 07/20/12 - 02:36 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Afterparty. You can read the interview here.
Linda Ferreira on 07/20/12 - 02:19 PM
We're back this week with a gym playlist from The Word Alive vocalist Tyler "Telle" Smith. The Word Alive just recently released their sophomore full length record, Life Cycles, which put them at number #50 on the Billboard 200 Chart, with nearly 10,000 copies sold in it's first week. You can catch the band on this summer's All-Stars Tour, dates can be found here.
Jake Denning on 07/20/12 - 12:15 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 07/20/12 - 10:00 AM
Twelve years after high school and I'm still at the nerd table.
Staff ReviewsThe Contortionist - Intrinsic (Jason Gardner)
Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts (Gregory Robson)
Pressed And - Hyper Thistle EP (Gregory Robson)

Staff InterviewsFireworks (Jason Gardner)
Jason Gardner on 07/19/12 - 10:02 PM
It's very rare these days that I find out about a band through a press release. It's just me. I don't trust anyone besides my friends. While the tracks I heard from Alta previously caught my attention. they didn't stick. The band's new album, Places, kept blowing up my news feed, so I decided to give it a spin earlier this week. This time it stuck. It's abrasive, heightening, and unnerving. Alta have honed in on their sound with confidence and released an album that should place them atop the contemporary underground of young bands. The tension built in "Ray" and the opening siren of "Winter/Mute" are notable standouts. You can listen/purchase Places here.
Adam Pfleider on 07/18/12 - 10:57 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Old-Timers. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/17/12 - 08:53 PM
Got a fighter jet, I don't get to fly it, though.
Staff ReviewsDads - American Radass (this is important) (Blake Solomon)
Boys Like Girls - Crazy World EP (Joe DeAndrea)
The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (Thomas Nassiff) [stream the album]
Pierce the Veil - Collide With the Sky (Jason Gardner)
Retro ReviewsThird Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind (Jack Appleby)
Blake Solomon on 07/17/12 - 07:16 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Psyphen. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/16/12 - 08:07 PM
Nothing is more powerful than a young boy's wish, except an Apache helicopter.
Staff ReviewsWoe, Is Me - Number[s] re-issue (Jack Appleby)
Retro ReviewsThird Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind (Jack Appleby)
Show ReviewsThe Story So Far, Seahaven, Stickup Kid, Troubled Coast, Stateside @ Chain Reaction (Jack Appleby)
Staff InterviewsMiss May I (Jason Gardner)
Verse (Jason Gardner)
Jack Appleby on 07/15/12 - 09:46 PM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 07/15/12 - 08:55 PM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 07/14/12 - 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 and live sessions posted this week.
Linda Ferreira on 07/14/12 - 08:29 AM
Jason Tate on 07/14/12 - 05:00 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 07/13/12 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Villebillies. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/12/12 - 08:59 PM
We're back this week with another gym playlist, this time from New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert. When he's not busy rocking crowds with his band, he's busy putting triangle chokes on people in the gym, as he trains Mixed Martial Arts. Be sure and check it out. You can currently catch New Found Glory on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, on the Kia Soul Mainstage. You can purchase his most recent What's Eating Gilbert EP, The Nashville Session, here. A special thank you to Thomas Nassiff for helping out this week.
Jake Denning on 07/12/12 - 11:51 AM
Lush tones, harmonious vocals and a perfect blend of savant guitar noodling and well flushed-out songwriting. This is the best way I can describe Brighter Arrows' Division and What It is to Abide. With only a handful of releases under their belt, the band make an impressive first listen. I've talked about my fear of good music eventually being turned over into copy-cats like every musical cycle ends up becoming, but Brighter Arrows is one of those bands that stick out in blending their own ideas into something fresh, yet contemporary to what's going on around them. Hearing the opening "Departing" reminds me of Gatsby's American Dream meets Native meets The Snake the Cross the Crown. Do...
Adam Pfleider on 07/12/12 - 10:43 AM
Our interview with House Of Heroes can be found here. Their new album Cold Hard Want is available on Amazon for $3.99.
From the InterviewWe’d love to do this full time. We’d love to be the most successful band in the world, I don’t think anybody wouldn’t love that, but if we have to do that at the expense of making compromise after compromise and not being true to who we are, then it’s not worth it to us. That’s us making peace with we gave it our best. If it works, awesome. If it doesn’t, awesome. We’ve got seriously a lifetime full of stories in the 10 years we’ve been House of Heroes, and that’s fine. I’ll take that any day.
Jonathan Bautts on 07/11/12 - 01:44 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Bęte Noir. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/10/12 - 08:54 PM
Too often, we hear about a new tour, get excited for it...then forget about it. Before we know it, the tour has moved past our city and we're stuck waiting months to see our favorite bands. Use our weekly tour roundup to never miss another show in your city. In the replies, you'll find a layout of current and future tours in North America, the UK/Europe, Australia and South America, with links to information about the dates. We try to remember every tour, but if you have one to add that we missed, just format it like we do and leave it for us to add. Head to the replies to talk about which tours you're most excited for.
Thomas Nassiff on 07/10/12 - 10:57 AM
Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to attend Warped Tour for two days. One day as a spectator and one day working for No Sleep Records. I found out two things: I'm bad at trying to sell samplers to kids, and that a lot of work goes into the festival every day from people who could care less about what you have to say behind a computer. I want to thank Chris and Nabeel at No Sleep Records, Andy at Green Vans for letting me crash a night between cities, Sean from Bridge 9 for many laughs and Drew for driving us safely through the night. Thank you to all the bands and artists for all the talks we had during those late nights. You can read my thoughts here. What are your favorite moments...
Adam Pfleider on 07/10/12 - 12:31 AM
We're playing some jams here in the Absolutepunk room, come join us.

EDIT: We're done for the night -- JD
Jake Denning on 07/09/12 - 10:28 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Star City Meltdown. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/09/12 - 08:00 PM
Check out our interview with The Temper Trap, here.
From The InterviewYeah, you're getting torn in two directions; you want to have something new that you can have, so you can get out and tour, but at the same time you don't want to rush it and put out a shit record. I think we let it happen naturally.
Jake Denning on 07/09/12 - 05:17 PM
We're back with yet another installment in "Jono Goes To The Movies", featuring The Swellers drummer, Jonathan Diener. This time, he decided to sling his way into The Amazing Spiderman, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Head to the replies to find out what he thought of the film. Prepare to be entertained.
Jake Denning on 07/09/12 - 02:54 PM
We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the first ever Favorite Gentlemen Tour which will kick off August 16th. The tour features All Get Out, Harrison Hudson, Death on Two Wheels and Junior Astronomers. You can check out the dates in the replies along with a tour sampler here. Leading up to the tour and during the run, we'll be bringing you some exclusive tracks and updates from the road as well as ticket giveaways.
Adam Pfleider on 07/09/12 - 09:05 AM
Head to the replies for this week's Small Band Round-Up.
Christian Wagner on 07/08/12 - 07:36 AM
Looking for some new music? Head to the replies to see what was submitted to AP.net recently.
Ryan Gardner on 07/07/12 - 10:28 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 chats posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 07/07/12 - 05:55 PM
"Start, let our hearts race for hours, between the Devil and the deep blue sea"
Staff BlogsMid-Year 2012: Favorite Shows (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 07/07/12 - 11:54 AM
Jason Tate on 07/07/12 - 05:00 AM
"From The Gym" is BACK, and this week we've got a gym playlist from Bring Me The Horizon guitarist Jona Weinhofen. If you're looking for some new jams to play while you're working out, then hit the replies for some great suggestions. Come back next week for a playlist from New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert.
Jake Denning on 07/07/12 - 01:50 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 07/06/12 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Bear Arms. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 07/05/12 - 07:38 PM
I really love the concept of split records. It's a way to gain a couple more tracks while waiting on a new LP, or even a way to see the direction a band may move into between records. One of the best parts may be buying a split which contains one of your favorite artists, and end up discovering a new favorite on the other side. Splits can also be a reflection of where artists once were versus what they became. Have you ever heard the Cave In/Piebald split? Two completely different bands then what they became, right? There are also instances where one band from one side of a split blows up and another doesn't. There are a lot of stories beyond just the music that lies in a split...
Adam Pfleider on 07/05/12 - 02:16 PM
Beers, burgers, brats, and fireworks. However you're celebrating the Fourth of July today, we at AbsolutePunk wish you a fun and safe holiday with all your loved ones. Rock, flag, and eagle.
Drew Beringer on 07/04/12 - 08:26 AM
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