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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.
Drew Beringer on 01/14/14 - 03:47 AM
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.
Drew Beringer on 01/14/14 - 03:42 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/14/14 - 02:00 AM
Real Estate will release Atlas, their third record, on March 4th via Domino. Hit the replies for the track listing and to watch a video for the first single "Talking Backwards."
Chris Collum on 01/13/14 - 10:59 PM
Needtobreathe will release their new album Rivers In The Wasteland on April 15th via Atlantic Records. The band has premiered new track "The Heart" on Paste.
Jonathan Bautts on 01/13/14 - 10:52 PM
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.

Track Listing:
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
6) 35
7) Stay Happy There
8) The Child We Lost 1963
9) Woman (Reading)
10) Extraordinary Dinner Party
11) Objects in Space
Drew Beringer on 01/13/14 - 10:35 PM
Taking Back Sunday will release Happiness Is on March 18th via Hopeless Records. You can check out the art work in the replies and the track listing below. The album is available to pre-order in a variety of different bundles from Hopeless. The band's new single, "Flicker, Fade," is also available to purchase on iTunes and can be streamed in the replies.

Track Listing:
1) Preface
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
Drew Beringer on 01/13/14 - 10:22 PM
Karen Dezelle answered a few questions.
Zac Djamoos on 01/13/14 - 09:04 PM
Benjamin Homola (Bad Books, Brand New, etc.) has posted on Twitter that he is close to "writing and releasing" his own music.
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 07:24 PM
According to Exclaim! Comeback Kid will release Die Knowing on March 4th.
Deborah Remus on 01/13/14 - 07:09 PM
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.

Tracklist:
1. Ignore Check Engine Lights
2. Black Fish
3. Dethroned
4. In Aeternum
5. This Too Will Pass
6. The Monster Within
7. Touchstone
8. Lily Trotter
9. Flint and Steel
10. Crimson Covered Walls
11. Input.Time.Destruct.
12. Chronos, The Destroyer
13. The Pharmacist
Jack Appleby on 01/13/14 - 06:36 PM
John Frusciante (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers), Omar Rodríguez-López (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In) have formed a new band: Kimono Kult, to be fronted by Teri Gender Bender (Le Butcherettes, Bosnian Rainbows). The band's debut EP will be released digitally on March 4th via Neurotic Yell Records, and is now available for pre-order via their BandCamp. View the EP's artwork and full band line-up in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 01/13/14 - 05:57 PM
Tour dates for Lydia's front-to-back Illuminate tour are in the replies. Pre-sale bundles will be available tomorrow, January 14th, and general on-sale tickets will be available Friday, January 17th.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/14 - 05:56 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 04:32 PM
The Vantage (ex-Safety Word Orange) have put their debut EP, This Time Now, up on Bandcamp with "pay what you want" pricing for this week.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/14 - 04:19 PM
Noah Gundersen will release his new album, Ledges, on February 11th. A performance of the new song "Cigarettes" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 04:07 PM
You can stream Jenny Lewis' new song "Completely Not Me" over on Entertainment Weekly. The track is from Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do… which will be released on February 11th.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/13/14 - 04:05 PM
Reports are coming in that Kanye West punched a racist-epithet-hurling 18-year-old in a chiropractor's office earlier today.
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...
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 03:49 PM
Pre-orders for The Movielife's re-pressing of Forty Hour Train Back to Penn are now up.

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!"
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 03:04 PM
Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing a Strung Out box set in April of this year.
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.

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Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 02:52 PM
Billboard has posted a behind-the-scenes video of Janelle Monáe on Sesame Street.
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 02:49 PM
The Buzzcocks are working on their 9th studio album. You can pre-order the album via PledgeMusic.
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 02:47 PM
Foster The People will release their new album, Supermodel on March 18th via Columbia Records. You can stream the band's new single, "Coming of Age" in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/13/14 - 02:45 PM
Stick To Your Guns have announced the "Fuck the Message Tour" with Terror, Hundredth, Counterparts and Expire. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 02:30 PM
Being as an Ocean, A Lot Like Birds and My Iron Lung will be touring together in March. Dates in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 02:24 PM
The Metal Alliance Tour 2014 will feature Behemoth, Goatwhore and more. Details are here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 02:20 PM
Dates for the - sigh - "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" tour with Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill and Cilver can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 02:11 PM
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...
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 02:04 PM
The fourth annual Mission Quest to Metalfest will include Cruel Hand, Alpha & Omega, Naysayer and more. Details are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 02:01 PM
Kevin Seconds' upcoming tour dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 01:56 PM
Gentlemen Hall are hitting the road with Basic Vacation. They have also released a sneak peek into their upcoming music video for "All Our Love." Dates and the video are in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/14 - 01:54 PM
Taking Back Sunday appear to be teasing something on their Instagram account.
Chris Collum on 01/13/14 - 01:54 PM
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.

Track Listing:
Side A:
1. Three Is A Crowd
Side B:
2. Third Time Is A Charm
Ryan Gardner on 01/13/14 - 01:50 PM
Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas is embarking on a solo tour in the spring. Dates are below.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 01:49 PM
Dates for "The Wrong Way Tour" with Rotting Out, No Bragging Rights, Heart to Heart and The Beautiful Ones are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 01:41 PM
Alesana have signed to Artery Recordings for the release of The Decade EP on April 1. Dates for their "The Decade Tour" can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/13/14 - 01:36 PM
A previously unreleased song by Johnny Cash can be heard here.
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.
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 01:30 PM
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."
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 01:15 PM
Hands Like Houses are headed on a UK tour - check the dates in the replies.
Jack Appleby on 01/13/14 - 01:13 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 12:53 PM
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...
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 12:40 PM
Thief Club released a new song called "The First Place" on Bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 01/13/14 - 12:29 PM
311's new album is available for pre-order through their Pledgemusic campaign.
Jason Tate on 01/13/14 - 12:26 PM
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