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Jason Tate on 09/15/12 - 05:00 AM
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Jason Tate on 09/14/12 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Starlight Envy. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/13/12 - 07:59 PM
This week, an incredibly influential label shut down its production. Hydra Head Industries isn't the first label to close its doors, and it won't be the last. Bringing my column back this week, you can head here for some thoughts of where contemporary labels should take from Hydra Head's running core of business and community. After giving it a once over, my question today is do you think labels will be obsolete in the future, and what can they do to keep production going? Should focus shift completely to digital, or is the resurgence of vinyl and other physical avenues a way to keep the tangible medium interesting and alive? What are your favorite labels, and beyond the music you like...
Adam Pfleider on 09/13/12 - 09:20 AM
You can check out our interview with Glass Cloud here. Be sure and check out the band this fall, as they support Miss May I, as well as The Ghost Inside, Like Moths To Flame, and The Amity Affliction.
From The InterviewI think the most valuable thing I took from Berklee was the importance of networking. It doesn't matter how talented you are if you don't get involved with people. That's just the reason bands who make bad music can still get really big. They work hard. You have to respect that even if you don't dig what they do. That's humbling as a trained musician. All of the actual musical training was beautiful too. But, it's the social aspect of Berklee that I found to be most...
Jake Denning on 09/12/12 - 05:47 AM
Remember to stop by tonight at 10 PM EST/7 PM PST to chat with @JADEDPUNKHULK. I promise you this will be legendary.
Christian Wagner on 09/12/12 - 05:27 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Codejak. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/11/12 - 07:47 PM
Los Angeles singer-songwriter Skyler Stonestreet has released the video for her single "A Little Taste." Head here to see the video.
Gregory Robson on 09/11/12 - 05:04 PM
When my turn came, I was ashamed.
Staff ReviewMinus the Bear - Infinity Overhead (Jeremy Aaron)
Bob Dylan - Tempest (Craig Manning)
Steven A. Clark - Fornication Under the Consent of the King (Gregory Robson)

Staff Interviews Civil Twilight (Gregory Robson)
Jeremy Aaron on 09/11/12 - 05:39 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Dandelion War. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/10/12 - 08:22 PM
The Static Age have released a video for their new single "Lady Now." The song is off their new EP Mercies.
Gregory Robson on 09/10/12 - 04:01 PM
Check out our interview with Ian D'Sa from Billy Talent over here. We discuss what the band thinks about III in hindsight, how Dead Silence came together and the band's upcoming tour plans. Don't forget to grab the band's new record tomorrow.
From the InterviewThe reality is that we never really thought of naming our records before because we were so busy working on the actual songs or were just plain lazy. We never came up with names for those records, but this one felt like a new beginning to us. Doing everything ourselves for the first time, we wanted to change it up.
Deborah Remus on 09/10/12 - 11:13 AM
I'm always wishing too late.
Staff InterviewBilly Talent (Deborah Remus)
Staff ReviewNOFX - Self Entitled (Jason Gardner)
Pull Strings - The Upside of Going Blind (Kelly Doherty)
Kitten - Cut it Out EP (Gregory Robson)
Deborah Remus on 09/10/12 - 05:58 AM
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Ryan Gardner on 09/09/12 - 07:31 AM
Today's edition of the Self-Promotion Spotlight features Like Fires, a jittery indie-rock quintet from Shrewsbury, United Kingdom. Though the band only has one song up for download at present, they are readying a release later this year. Regardless, "Youth," is the sound of a band that knows its way around a song and veritable proof that this quintet is on the precipice of something truly indelible. Want a chance at getting your band featured here? Sign up for an AP.net account and make a thread about your band/project in the Self-Promotion Forum.
Gregory Robson on 09/09/12 - 06:34 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 live sessions posted this week.
Andy Biddulph on 09/08/12 - 07:16 AM
Jason Tate on 09/08/12 - 05:00 AM
We are proud to announce that we have the connoisseur of punk himself, @JADEDPUNKHULK, chatting with us on Wednesday Sept 12th at 10 PM EST/7 PM PST. Even though he knows nothing about most of the bands you'll ask him about, we promise it's going to be a great time. We're making his name green and bypassing the caps lock block on this one.
Christian Wagner on 09/07/12 - 04:57 PM
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Jason Tate on 09/07/12 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from One Leg Mary. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 09/06/12 - 08:21 PM
We'll be interviewing Ian D'Sa from Billy Talent tomorrow so feel free to leave questions in the replies if you have any.
Deborah Remus on 09/06/12 - 05:10 PM
Look Mexico went into the studio this past weekend to begin recording their next full-length with Phil Martin (Gasp Asp, To Bed to Battle) at Bismeaux Studio in Austin, TX. I spent two nights watching the band at work on the new record. Head to the replies to see some in-studio photos from the weekend.
Adam Pfleider on 09/05/12 - 07:03 AM
E for Explosion is currently raising money to put together a new album. Since they're doing the entire thing themselves, they're looking for pledges to help release the album. Need to be enticed? Well, we've got a stream of an unmastered/unfinished track called "Polaroids" that you can check out in the replies. Like what you hear? Pledge to get your copy of the album when it's all finished.
Jason Tate on 09/04/12 - 06:05 PM
Carolina Liar frontman Chad Wolf took some time while on tour with Kelly Clarkson and The Fray to sit down for an interview. Read it here.
From the InterviewFrom doing it with the record label, this was fulfilling. But it's a different level of work, and musicians aren't necessarily known for working as hard as they can. So for us, it was a different kind of thing, realizing how much work was involved in getting something out like this, to get us to a level where we could do this kind of tour. It took a year for us for what would normally take a major label 3 or 4 months. That's kind of what the difference is between a major label and an indie - unless you have something just spikes.
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/04/12 - 01:48 PM
And here we are at the end of the list. For the fourth and final round of this year's Absolute 100, we reached out to our friends over at Alter the Press! to add to the excitement. Thanks to the staff of AP.net and the AbsoluteVoices community for a wonderful list this year. Who blew you away? Who is your new favorite band? Who were you glad to see make the list? Head to the replies and let us know what you thought and who we dropped the ball on.
Adam Pfleider on 09/04/12 - 10:53 AM
So today, the members of Peace'd Out finally revealed themselves: Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche), Steve Choi (RX Bandits), Casey Deitz (The Velvet Teen) and Roger Camero (No Motiv). These past couple of weeks, more USB drives have been found, and today we're bringing you some of the responses from the e-mail found on the drive. Head to the replies to see the final video and read some of what listeners have said thus far.
Adam Pfleider on 09/04/12 - 09:56 AM
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Ryan Gardner on 09/01/12 - 10:09 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, chats and live sessions posted this week.
Jonathan Bautts on 09/01/12 - 05:38 AM
Jason Tate on 09/01/12 - 05:00 AM
Tonight is the final stop of the first ever Favorite Gentlemen Tour in Macon, GA. featuring All Get Out, Harrison Hudson, Death on Two Wheels, Junior Astronomers. Photographer Laura Meek has been with the tour for most of the run, and today we bring you some photos from here adventure. Below you can read some thoughts from Meek.
From Laura MeekďDig a short leg of the FG Tour with us????Ē Trae Vedder (Do2W) needed no other words, and I was game. We talked it over in July, and over the next few weeks leading up to the tour, I worked on collecting film of all kinds to add to the camera bag. Film photography is quite a substantial part of my work. Iíve always loved the tones created by the...
Adam Pfleider on 08/31/12 - 01:23 PM
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Jason Tate on 08/31/12 - 10:00 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Teeth. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/30/12 - 08:51 PM
Our interview with Imagine Dragons can be found here.
From the InterviewYou know when you have a dream you wake up with and itís so real it takes you 20 minutes to understand reality again? I swear I have those dreams all the time. Very often, especially on a good number of songs on this album, I ended up using nightmares I had had or recurring dreams.
Jonathan Bautts on 08/30/12 - 09:34 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Gung. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/29/12 - 07:53 PM
We'll be interviewing Chris Hannah from Propagandhi tomorrow so feel free to leave questions in the replies if you have any.
Deborah Remus on 08/29/12 - 03:25 PM
The Favorite Gentlemen Tour is wrapping up this week. We have a few more photo features to bring you from the road. Today we're featuring Alex Gibbs' feature during the Charlotte, NC stop of the tour. Below are Gibbs' thoughts on spending time with the tour.
Message from Alex GibbsMusic in a lot of ways is where I started getting really passionate about photography. There was just something so cool about documenting bands that came through Atlanta (where I lived at the time) and friends' bands that were from the area. Even now, live music is one of my favorite things to photograph. Favorite Gentlemen is a label out of Atlanta that has got one of heck of a lineup with some...
Adam Pfleider on 08/29/12 - 09:23 AM
SafetySuit has released a new digital EP via iTunes. The band heads out for a fall tour beginning Sept. 7 in Philadelphia. Head to the replies for the official press release and tour dates.
Gregory Robson on 08/29/12 - 04:52 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Velvet Star. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/28/12 - 08:53 PM
The Favorite Gentlemen Tour recorded Daytrotter sessions early on in the tour's run. Today all four sessions have been released here, here, here and here. Below, Harrison Hudson reflects back on the recording.
Harrison Hudson on DaytrotterWe showed up to a non-descript house in north Nashville. We walked into the gated yard to the side of the house where the large steel studio doors stood. We met the engineers and then moved quickly to setting up. The main difference between recording live and playing live is trying not to move to much. Creating excess noise, being out of breath or most importantly, your headphones falling off, are things you want to avoid. We played our first...
Adam Pfleider on 08/28/12 - 08:06 AM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Beta Phase. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 08/27/12 - 08:04 PM
Today we've got something special from our friends on the Favorite Gentlemen Tour. All Get Out recently shot a video with Brad Vander Lugt of La Dispute, David Williams, and Joseph VanSpronsen for a new live session series. Head to the replies to watch the behind-the-scenes view of the filming shot by Jonathan Corley of Manchester Orchestra.
From All Get OutWe had the pleasure of getting to shoot an acoustic session with our friends Brad Vander Lugt of La Dispute, David Williams, and Joseph VanSpronsen while we were on the way to our show in Lansing, Michigan to play at Macís Bar.

We loved getting a chance to do this with Brad, Dave, and Joe and when he told us his vision for...
Adam Pfleider on 08/27/12 - 10:10 AM
You can check out our interview with Machine Gun Kelly here.
From The InterviewI'd say the one thing about my music that people don't know is that it's all done for what we want to hear, not what corporate wants to hear. I think that's a big deal, because it might be like "Oh, why'd you make that one song? Oh, so we can get a hit", but yet we don't make the hits, we just try and make songs that we want to hear at the time.
Jake Denning on 08/27/12 - 09:02 AM
ďYeah, thatís a problem! I want to ride those rides! Thatís the whole point in going to the carnival. These tickets you gave me are useless.Ē
Staff InterviewsMachine Gun Kelly (Jake Denning)
Jake Denning on 08/27/12 - 08:58 AM
Today is one of those special days where I get to say a new part of the dream I've had for the past 12 or so years is coming true. It comes with great pride that we can announce something that I've been working on behind the scenes for over a year: the formation of a new publishing group that we're dubbing "AbsoluteVoices" (yeah, I'm not all that creative with names). You can check out the full press release below, but first I'd like to officially welcome and thank PunkNews.org, PropertyOfZack.com, UnderTheGunReview.net, and AlterThePress.com for agreeing to be part of a vision for what the future of music blogging and the publishing world can look like online. I feel like each site...
Jason Tate on 08/27/12 - 01:45 AM
The guys in Death on Two Wheels have a fun, special video for you guys from the Favorite Gentlemen Tour. You can head to the replies to check it out. You can also head here to see the band's playlist that they put together for our friends over at PropertyOfZack. Tomorrow we'll be premiering a special video from All Get Out, so stay tuned.
Adam Pfleider on 08/26/12 - 08:41 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.
Keagan Ilvonen on 08/25/12 - 12:48 PM
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