Two of Converge's essential early releases, Petitioning The Empty Sky and When Forever Comes Crashing, are being re-issued again together in the Petitioning Forever double LP package, this time on transparent red vinyl. You can pre-order it over at Deathwish or Kings Road Merch.
One of the most important hardcore bands of our era, Dangers, is back with its first release in nearly four years, Five O'Clock Shadows at the Edge of the Western World, and is available to pre-order via Secret Voice (3 variants) or Vitriol Records (2 variants). Don't miss out on this release.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spotify for album streams of new releases.
You can check out the track listing for La Dispute's new album, Rooms of the House, below. The band also released a new song titled "Stay Happy There," which is available to purchase on iTunes. Preorders are also now available.
1) Hudsonville, MI 1956
2) First Reactions After Falling Through the Ice
3) Woman (In Mirror)
4) Scenes from Highways 1981-2009
5) For Mayor in Splitsville
7) Stay Happy There
8) The Child We Lost 1963
9) Woman (Reading)
10) Extraordinary Dinner Party
11) Objects in Space
2) Flicker, Fade
3) Stood a Chance
4) All the Way
5) Beat Up Car
6) It Takes More
7) They Don't Have Any Friends
8) Better Homes and Gardens
9) Like You Do
10) We Were Younger Then
11) Nothing At All
Icarus The Owl will release their new self-titled album on February 7th. The album is available for pre-order via their BandCamp, which is now streaming their new single "Dethroned". See the tracklisting below and hit the replies for the artwork.
1. Ignore Check Engine Lights
2. Black Fish
4. In Aeternum
5. This Too Will Pass
6. The Monster Within
8. Lily Trotter
9. Flint and Steel
10. Crimson Covered Walls
12. Chronos, The Destroyer
13. The Pharmacist
Emery will be broadcasting one of their The Weak's End shows live this coming Saturday at 8pm PST. The first 20 AP.net readers can stream the show for only 99 cents (a seven dollar discount) if you use the code "APFIRST20" when you checkout from Afton.tv.
A broadcast ticket gets you full access to watch the live performances by: Emery, with original member Devin Shelton returning for the tour and a Matt Macdonald (The Class Crime) interactive acoustic storyteller set. Matt & Toby will host the show, taking questions, performing songs, and telling stories.
Kim Kardashian was visiting a Beverly Hills medical facility earlier today, and she had to get through a scrum of paparazzi to get there. According to the story, an 18-year-old bystander approached Kim and said, "Fuck these fa**ot-ass n****rs." When Kim told him not to use this particular term, the guy responded, "Fuck you, bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up, n****r lover, stupid slut." When Kanye arrived, he and Kim went into the office — a chiropractor’s office, it turns out — where Kim had scene [sic] the guy enter after his outburst. The story says that...
Update: Mutant League Records has posted on Facebook that "The gold variant was pressed exclusively for Drive-Thru Records, and is unavailable for purchase. Pick up one of the other two limited variants before they're gone!"
This box set, Volume One, showcases the first three albums: Another Day in Paradise, Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues, and Twisted By Design, all fully remixed by Ryan Greene, helping to display the true power of these songs along with nuances previously unheard. We’ve re-scanned all the artwork from the original pieces and included deluxe foldout inserts with never before seen photos and extensive liner notes from the band.
Allison Weiss has launched a tour shop, offering a creative way for fans to receive a unique item from the road.
For a small band, tour is necessary, tour is life, and tour is expensive. In 2011, I started what would later become Tour Shop with the hope of making a little extra gas money, but it became more than that. I wanted to offer something special to those who cared enough to keep me going. Each Tour Shop support level includes all previous levels, and everything is packed and shipped by yours truly. Everything is personal, everything is unique. This year I'll be collecting postcards, taking photos, hunting down souvenirs, and curating a poster series. Help put a little gas in my...
No Sleep Records will re-release ‘68’s debut EP, Midnight, on April 1st. This is Josh Scogin's new band. You can stream the EP and pre-order the 7” vinyl. The EP was originally released on 7” vinyl in December via VelvetPress - it sold out in less than a day.
1. Three Is A Crowd
2. Third Time Is A Charm
It seems the Man In Black recorded an album called Out Among The Stars with "countrypolitan" producer Billy Sherrill in the mid-’80s, but Columbia dropped him soon afterwards and the album never came out. Cash’s son John Carter Cash found the master tapes in 2012, and it’s getting a proper release this March. “She Used To Love Me A Lot” was handpicked by John as the lead single.
I received this message this morning: "I've been writing for 10 years. I work a shitty job to try and pay for a record I'm about to make and can't afford. Please help me with a post, or anything, I just want to be heard. - Steve Van Tine" -- and maybe it's because I'm riding a caffeine high and feeling sentimental -- but it worked. Here you go Steve, check the replies for the video of "You're Not Bob Dylan."
What does beer and a little extra time on my hands equal? A lengthier write-up on some of my thoughts on the current state of the music industry and how we're currently in the new normal. If you've got some time, I'd love if you'd check it out.
This is also indicative of an old school media mentality — the idea that everything in music should be a blockbuster or relatively dismissed. You see this in the movie industry as well — the machine is too large to be nimble in the face of change and each cycle is so expensive that anything but “blockbuster” status isn’t profitable. But, I ask, what’s wrong with going underground and developing a niche audience? What is wrong with making that the...
After wanting to throw my computer against a wall when Logic Pro X stopped doing what I needed it to last week, I was finally able to get it working and put together our latest episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. This week's episode has booking agent Dave Shapiro from The Agency Group joining Zack and I. The conversation centers around what role a booking agent plays in a band's career and a lot of what goes on behind the scenes with bands and tours. Plus, I get to ask "who first came up with the idea for that bury the hatchet tour?" ... and then make snarky marketing department jokes. Good times all around and a really informative episode. The episode can be streamed and/or...