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Head over to NPR right now to stream the title track off of Xerxes' upcoming incredible album, Collision Blonde. This song is undoubtedly one of the best songs of 2014 and it'll make you want to pre-order the new album, which I gushed about hardcore in the recent episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast.
Today, I'm proud to bring you the fourth AbsolutePlaylist member submission! smorgasbord182 (Morgan) has been a member with us since 2013, but a reader since 2011. With the advent of a new school year, she brings us a musical journey starting with the summer after highschool and traveling to the uncharted territory of college. Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Tom Thacker (Sum 41, Gob), Anthony Bleed (Die Mannequin), and Darrin Pfeiffer (Goldfinger) recently joined vocalist Andrew Conroy to create an old-fashioned pop band called Rain City Rockers. We are premiering their debut album, Mayday. Sound interesting? Well, here's another kicker - it was recorded live in one take. Conroy's keen interest in 60s and 70s music definitely surfaces on the album, evident both vocally and musically. Check it in the replies. If you like what you hear, be sure to grab it on September 16th via Flashlight Music Group.
Dear You recently released their new song "Castles." Today, we are giving it away for free download. Check it out below if you're a fan of pop-punk. Their new EP, I Can Only Blame Myself, releases in October.
This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast looks at the recent Apple event and the surprise release of U2's new album. Kind of weird that just a few years ago the industry was against free music and now it's a race to almost see who can do it 'best.' We talk a little about the announced devices and the demise of the iPod Classic. Then we dive into discussing Fall Out Boy's latest single, the new New Found Glory tracks, Yellowcard's new songs and if we should judge albums based on just a couple of songs or not, and then finish it off with a lot of praise for Have Mercy. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
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A festival in it's first year is always full of surprises, good and bad, and Float Fest, held outside of San Marcos, Texas was no exception. The inaugural event was preceded by permit issues and resident concerns before the music even started as it was held in a rural stretch of the Texas Hill Country on the San Marcos river. Float Fest was headlined by indie pop gods Grouplove, Houston legend Bun B, and the ever dreamy Portugal. The Man, and included numerous local support acts.
The small crowd ate up their opening song that consisted entirely of screaming the word WHISKEY over and over. I even got to watch a girl vomit from her constant jumping. The band itself is nothing but...
Ourlives will release a new album called Den of Lions on October 14th via Spartan Records. Hear "Blissful Ignorance" and read an interview on Interview Magazine.
1. Blissful Ignorance
2. Out of Place
3. Blurry Eyes
5. Anything Can Happen Now
6. A Sight To See
7. Seven Ways
8. Loose Lips
9. We Lost The Race
10. Too Much
12. Where Is The Way?
If you only watch one mockumentary about a video game-themed band today, make it Mario and the Brick Breakers - which you will find in the replies. The guys in Patent Pending put a ton of work into it, and it totally paid off. You can also grab the Mario and the Break Breakers: Greatest Hits EP on iTunes or Amazon.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane will release Holiday for Swing on September 30th. Artwork is in the replies.
1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
2. Christmas Dreaming
3. Iíll Be Home For Christmas
4. Little Jack Frost Get Lost (featuring Norah Jones)
5. Snow (from White Christmas)
6. A Marshmallow World
7. What Are You Doing New Yearís Eve?
8. Baby, Itís Cold Outside (featuring Sara Bareilles)
9. Mele Kalikimaka
10. Warm In December
11. Moonlight In Vermont
12. (Everybodyís Waitiní For) The Man With The Bag
13. The Christmas Song
Hit the replies to check out a new song from Terrain, featuring AP.net's very own Ryanl Mentzos (formerly of Northbrook) on vocals and guitar. The song is called "On the Subject of Dreaming (And Other Lost Causes)" and the band will be putting out their debut full-length Chimney Ash sometime this fall. Stay tuned for more details!
Young Statues will release their sophomore album, The Flatlands Are Your Friend, via Run For Cover Records on October 21st.
02) Run The River Dry
03) Don't Fight The Mirage
04) Got The Knife
05) No Shadow
07) Further Away
08) Flatlands (pt. 2)
09) Ain't A Bad Thing To Lose
10) White Noise
11) Strangers In A Dream
Hightide Hotel will be releasing its anticipated new album, Naturally, on September 30th via Count Your Lucky Stars. You can stream a brand new song titled "Vertigo Chamber" in the replies. After having the best time of your life checking it out, make sure you pre-order it immediately.
Today we're premiering the brand new video from Gates for their song "Not My Blood." Hit the replies to check out the song from their upcoming album, Bloom & Breathe, which is in stores on October 21st.
New Jersey indie rock duo Brick + Mortar perform a cool set for this week's Quiet Country Audio session. Head to the replies to watch them play "Move to the Ocean," "Locked in a Cage," "Heatstroke" and "Bangs."
Foo Fighters are currently in the UK to play the closing ceremony of The Invictus Games, but before doing so they hinted at a few secret shows across the country. Tonight they played the first of three billed as 'The Holy Shits' and played to a 600 capacity crowd with a set consisting of mainly rarely played tracks and covers. The band also hinted that they will be playing a week of shows at the famous Wembley Stadium. Check out the setlist in the replies.
"I seem to remember years ago we played this club and it was also hot as balls. When we were asked to come over and play the Invictus Games on Sunday I thought 'we haven't played in the UK in years', and I thought we'd try to play...