Lauren from Chvrches got anotherrape threat (the beyond messed up threat is included in the tweet, just fyi).
My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let's see who blinks first.
Last week I got the chance to see Cartel perform Chroma in its entirety (plus some surprise favorites). Hit The Lights, Team, and Driver Friendly were all out to support. Take a trip back to 2005 and check out our photos and show review in the replies!
After "If I Fail," Will said, "I'm pretty sure the St. Patty's day show was completely blown out just now. This is probably the most fun I've had in ten years; I'm not kidding."
Creep Records has posted all of their leftover Record Store Day titles for sale on their webstore. Titles still available include The Front Bottoms / GDP split 7-inch (Limited to 2000), Pity Sex (Limited to 500), Dave Hause (Limited to 2000), and the Tim Kasher / Chris Farren Split (Limited to 1000). Also, if you use the code ABSOLUTEPUNK at checkout you'll get 5% off your order.
The Venetia Fair are currently doing a tour leading up to their performance at Launch Music Conference, with support from Icarus The Owl, The Great Heights Band, and Que/Sara. During the tour, the band will be writing a three-part tour diary for us, along with exclusive photo content. This week we have the second entry - give it a read in the replies, where you'll also find the photos. They're one of the most entertaining bands I can think of, so we are very excited for these entries. Check back the next Wednesday for the third and final entry. You can read entry one if you missed it.
Soon to be well known multi-instrumentalist Stèv has released the first song from his new album, Beyond Stolen Notes, which will be released on May 18th via Loci Records and Megaphone. The track is called "Hills are Floating" and gives us a glimpse into the greatness that's in store. Loci Records is founded and curated by Doug Appling or better known as Emancipator, which should be enough to peak your interest. Jump to the replies to stream "Hills are Floating" via The Four Oh Five.
I recently talked with the fine folks over at Bridge the Atlantic for a few minutes about AP.net, the music industry, blogging online, and some other things. The video is a little choppy and out of sync but you can check it out over here.
Our guest this week is Jason Tate – writer, music enthusiast, podcaster and founder of Absolute Punk. Amidst some technical issues, we spoke with Jason about his Absolute Punk journey, the advice he’d offer to bands who want their music heard by bloggers, and what happens when the internet meets real life…
Want to win a pair of tickets to see Acceptance at their Gramercy Theatre show in New York or the Showbox in Seattle? Of course you do. If you can go do the show ... tell us why you're the biggest Acceptance fan and should get the tickets in the replies to this post. I'll pick a winner this Friday.
Today is full of awesome birthdays. Zack Merrick (All Time Low), Sydney Sierota (Echosmith) and Jay Sakong (Owel) were all born today and have graced us with great music so head to the replies and show them some love.
If you're new to the whole "pop-punk"/"punk" scene, you may not even have a clue who Millencolin are. If you happen to be one of those people, you're in luck. Millencolin is a punk band that formed in the early 90's over in Sweden and gained notable attention in the states with the rise of the skateboard scene in the late 90's and early 00's. Maybe you heard one of their songs on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater from way back when and had no idea. Either way, the band is back with their first new album in seven years called True Brew which is being released next Tuesday. We've teamed up with the awesome team over at Epitaph Records to bring you the stream of True Brew a week early. So even...