You can stream a brand new Kevin Devine song titled "Bloodhound" as well as read a recent interview on PureVolume. It's off of Bubblegum, which hits stores on October 15th.
I kind of thought the crowd-funding thing was interesting but I had a whole mess of fear based somewhat ethical concerns. Most of which I addressed pretty explicitly in the essay that accompanies the Kickstarter campaign but I ultimately decided to do it because I wanted to do something different and see if either A, I was super misguided in thinking I had the kind of connection with the audience that I thought I had or B, I was correct in assuming that they're not concerned where the records come out label-wise as...
Listen to a new Patent Pending song titled "There Was a Time" in the replies. It's the intro from their new album, Brighter, which is due out October 8th. You can hear samples of all the tracks on Amazon.
Cosmo, the side project from Felix White of The Maccabees, released the debut mini-album today via Fiction Records. You can purchase it as part of a special vinyl/poster/hand-written lyric/CD package here or digitally here. You can also check out a video for each of the tracks on the release at the YouTube page. The project features collaborations with Jessie Ware, Jack Penate, Florence Welch and many more. Read a statement about the project from Felix in the replies.
About a month ago, we premiered a new song called "July" from Nashville's The Get Togethers. Today, we are excited to premiere their full debut album, Home As In Houston. Each track reflects on the life of vocalist Bethany Gray Frazier each month of the year 2007. The album releases tomorrow - you can hear it in the replies or on their AP.net Profile. Fans of Now, Now and Eisley should enjoy this one.
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I found the wonderful Microwave. Microwave are a melodic post-hardcore band from Georgia who have just released their third EP, When The Fever Breaks, as 'name your price' through their Bandcamp. If you like Taking Back Sunday or the idea of Jimmy Eat World with a bit more edge, Microwave are the band for you. 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.
Mumford & Sons spoke to Rolling Stone about going on hiatus now that their current tour is over. The band has said that "there won't be any Mumford & Sons activities for the forseeable future following Friday's show".
Hit the replies to watch Kanye West performing "acoustic" versions of "New Slaves", "Blood On The Leaves" and "Bound 2" on this week's Later...with Jools Holland. You can also see a video teaser of the lengthy and rare interview he gives to Zane Lowe for BBC Radio 1 which will be aired over 4 nights next week.
Front Porch Step will release his debut LP, Aware, on November 12th via Pure Noise Records. You can find the album artwork in the replies and the track listing below.
01) Angels & Demons
03) Private Fears in Public Places
05) If I Tremble
07) Run Away
09) The Day You Took the Good Away
10) Island of the Misfit Boy
11) I Won't Say That I'm Okay