Blink-182 (with Matt Skiba) added both "Go" and "M+M's" to their set at SOMA last night. A few videos have shown up and fans have reported in that the crowd was great and enthusiastic and that Mark called Matt "the new step dad that was going to be living with us from now on."
Future just dropped 56 Nights by surprise, a new tape produced almost entirely by Southside. Download it for free here. Future also recently hinted at a Dirty Sprite 2 mixtape and one produced by Mike WiLL called Ape Shit.
“You can spend many thousands more than you’d like,” one shop owner told me. “Then your profit is tied up in the records that haven’t sold. A small shop could feasibly sell everything on the day and pay its rent for a year, but it could drive a shop out of business.”
Over the last decade Red Scare Industries has proven to be one of the best punk labels so when they sign a new band it's probably in your best interest to give them a chance. Success hails from Seattle and today we're streaming a song from the band's Red Scare debut, Radio Recovery, which will be released on Tuesday and can be pre-ordered here. These guys would fit right in at Fest and might remind you of Red City Radio. I personally hear a bit of Junior Battles in there and that's possibly because they also recorded this release with Steve Rizun. Listen to "The Impossible Truth" in the replies and let us know what you think. It's a bit softer than the other tracks, but still...
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Death Grips are streaming their "final" album, Jenny Death, which is the second half of double album The Powers That B. They also posted that they "might make some more" records on Facebook. Whether it's their actual last album or not, you can stream it in the replies.
We are giving away a pair of tickets to tomorrow's This Wild Life show in Minneapolis, MN at the Varsity Theater. The first person to reply to this and can attend the show will receive a pair of tickets.
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast takes a break from our regular "discuss the topics in the news" format to bring you a special episode. What we wanted to look at this week were the scene classics. What are the albums that define this music scene? What makes an album a classic? And why would we, specifically, pick it? Each one of the hosts had to narrow their selection down to three albums. We wanted to put some constraints on the list to make the choices more difficult. Then we all picked one extra "under the radar" personal scene classic. An album we consider to be in the same pantheon as the others but one that was probably under the radar or got missed by most fans of...
1. A Decade Under The Influence (Everyone Dies In Utah)
2. This Photograph is Proof (I Know You Know) (Count To Four)
3. One-Eighty By Summer (Shapes & Colors)
4. Call Me In The Morning (Paper States)
5. Cute Without The 'E' (Cut from the Team) (Pyro, Ohio)
6. You Know How I Do (Icarus The Owl)
7. Timberwolves at New Jersey (Knockout Kid)
8. Great Romances of the 20th Century (July)
9. New American Classic (Blue of Colors)
10. Set Phasers To Stun (Traditions)
11. MakeDamnSure (Ryan Stack Laser Show)
12. My Blue Heaven (The Press War)
13. Bike Scene (I Am One)
Hit the replies for a 22 minute video with JR Rotem as he talks about writing "Centuries" with Fall Out Boy. He walks through the process, goes over the sound files, and goes really indepth. Really interesting watch.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Australian hardcore band Miles Away is BACK. They're set to release their fourth full-length record, Tide, on May 5th via Six Feet Under Records. The record was produced by Jay Maas (Defeater). Hit the replies to check out a brand new song, "Grateful", a fast and heavy track about looking back on your youth and those who helped along the way. If you liked the track, you can pre-order the record soon.
At SXSW today, comedian Hannibal Burress played the drums for Speedy Ortiz. It came together after Burress tweeted an offer to play drums for any band between 12 and 5, promising that "it'll be bad." There are a few fanvideos on Instagram right now.
Cody Carson and Dan Clermont from pop-rock band Set It Off were recent guests on my podcast, This Is What I'm Into. We talk about the band's ongoing headlining tour, their most recent release Duality, and more. In addition, we learn what things they're into at time.
Saint Patrick's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean the celebration of all things Irish has to be. That's why we're sharing a new music video from Boston folk-punk group Drunken Logic. Head to the replies replies to see their video for "(The Good News Is) Nobody Gives A Damn," which will be on their sophomore album, Long Day’s Journey to the Middle, due out in the spring. If you can't get enough of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and Street Dogs, this band is for you.