As many of you are aware, AbsolutePunk and its AbsoluteVoices sites are sponsoring this October's South By So What?! festival in Grand Prairie, TX. Today we are highlighting the festival and what it has in store for its participants on October 25th and 26th. So check out the festival spotlight in the replies and don't forget to pick up your tickets! You can still save $10 on a Day One ticket as well, as that promotion runs through October 11th.
On October 22nd, PLS PLS will release its debut album, LP LP, on October 22nd via El Camino Media. Today, we have the exclusive premiere of the entire album, which you can stream in the replies. It's a good mixture of ’60s Wall of Sound to ’70s rock to ’80s dance to future pop. Check it out and if you dig it, it's available for pre-order.
Just a quick reminder that our contest for the new gameRayman Legends: Picture Perfect Phantasy prize pack contest ends this Friday. We've partnered up for an exclusive giveaway to allow you to enter to win quite the prize pack - full details are in the replies. Incubus founding members Dirk Lance and Jose Pasillas II teamed up with DJ Nu-Mark (Jurassic 5) and MC Slimkid3 (formerly Pharcyde MC) to do the song “Musical 4-Player Co-Op” for the game.
I had the opportunity to sit down with the lead singer of A Day to Remember, Jeremy McKinnon, and talk about boring things things like life, pets, and favorite foods ... wait, no, that would be stupid ... we talked about the band's three year journey to put out their new album Common Courtesy, the current legal situation with Victory Records, and the history behind why the band signed to the label with such a vague contract in the first place. It's a wild ride.
The only thing he was trying to do with this is try and ruin our careers. He would always say that over the years when he would call us up, and we didn’t want to do something … for instance … he made us put out “Old Record.” And,...
Here's a fun surprise - vocalist TYM (Some Stranger, ex-Daytrader) has released his new EP today, titled Third Acts. Hear the EP on Spotify, and check out his music video for the title track in the replies (directed by Some Stranger bandmate and acclaimed visual artist Daniel Danger).
How about some delicious UK metal to start your day? Brighton's Anacondas will be releasing its Prosthetic Records debut, Sub Contra Blues, on October 15th. And we're gonna slap you in the face today with a new song titled "Simianimal," which you can stream in the replies. If you dig the rhythms of Pelican and Cave-In, then this will be right in your strike zone. Let's get sludgy.
What appears to be the original version of A Day To Remember's "The Document Speaks For Itself," allegedly featuring a threatening voicemail from Victory Records' Tony Brummel, has surfaced.
Curious what this video referenced in the voice mail is? Some insight from videographer Drew Russ:
I sent Victory an edit of the "2nd Sucks" Music video I did. It had a watermark over the video which read "Victory Records Proof" like you know, a proof of a photo, that you look at before it's final. (This was standard, They asked for a water marked version)
Tony gets it and thinks it means like Victory Proof like Fire Proof or something. Gets mad, calls me. I thankfully let it go to voicemail,...
Arliss Nancy released today its new album, Wild American Runners, and you can stream it on their Bandcamp page. The record came out via Black Numbers (here's a purchase page) and is strongly in the vein of Lucero, The Hold Steady and a more rootsy Gaslight Anthem, complete with heavy Tom Petty influences.
To celebrate the recent release of A Skylit Drive's new full-length, Rise, and their full US tour, we're giving away 3 copies of the new CD along with a grand prize bundle pack. To qualify, head over to A Skylit Drive's Facebook and write on their wall saying "Absolutepunk.net sent me!" 4 lucky winners will be chosen at random.
Righteous Vendetta have released their new album, The Fire Inside, today. The Wyoming metal band is made up of members whose ages range from 17-23. You can the stream the album on Revolver and check out the video for "This Pain" in the replies. If you like what you hear, leave a comment below. One person will win an autographed CD and a T-shirt, while a runner up will take home a signed CD. Winners will be chosen at random on Friday. One post per user.
Today we're streaming 3 new tracks from northeast punk rockers Downbound City. Technically, the release is considered a single with two bonus tracks that is available through Death To False Hope Records. If you're someone who is into the community of bands that labels like Paper + Plastick, Red Scare, and other like-minded punk labels created, this will be sure to give you a new band to check out. Head to the replies to hear the tracks.
Jason Lancaster (Go Radio, Mayday Parade) spoke with The Gunz Show about the breakup. He says he was completely caught off-guard that the band was going to release a statement, and he talks about the way everything went down. You can listen to it here.
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 spinner for album streams of new releases.
Well, it seems like some of the pre-order downloads are being sent out for A Day To Remember's new album, Common Courtesy. Since basically everyone will be listening to this album for the first time together, we are making a discussion post about the new album. Also, Thomas Nassiff already has the first review up of Common Courtesy and you can also check out the analysis Jason Tate posted earlier about the band's ongoing legal battle with Victory Records. Personally, I think Common Courtesy is the band's best effort since For Those Who Have Heart and may end up being the band's best release yet. AP.net will have a lot more content surrounding the release (including an exclusive...
Kiss Kiss has launched a Kickstarter to fund the vinyl release and re-master of Reality Vs. The Optimist. It would be on 180 gram 12” vinyl via a triple label collaboration of Eyeball Records, frontman Josh Benash’s Motor Oat Records, and guitarist Mike Abiuso’s SwitchBitch Records. If the Kickstarter achieves the required amount, a limited edition run of 250 units will be printed and pressed. If funding exceeds the required amount, any additional proceeds will be put toward pressing 250 more copies of the album on vinyl along with a potential release of Kiss Kiss’ The Meek Shall Inherit What’s Left on dual disc vinyl.
At 7 PM EST, Steve Rennie, manager of Incubus and the brains behind Renman MB, will join us to chat with you guys. If you have any questions about the industry, how to try and get noticed, or know what "Fuck The Gatekeepers" means, this is the guy to talk to.
Update:Steve has wrapped things up. Thanks for taking the time out to chat!
You either care about the current A Day to Remember vs Victory Records court case or you don't, and if you do, odds are you are a little confused about just what the fuck is going on. I'm going to be speaking with the band shortly for a longer piece about the new album and the ongoing legal stuff, and we've already read the statements from Victory. After pouring over countless court documents, talking to a variety of legal sources, and caring way too much about this (yeah, this stuff fascinates me, in another life, I wanted to argue in a courtroom instead of a message board all day) -- I've begun piecing together what we currently know.
First, if you just care about the music, here's...
Light Years will be releasing a free covers EP on October 23rd called Trying to be… that features covers of blink-182, Tegan And Sara, and Saves The Day songs. You can check out the artwork, track listing, and other details on the EP from the band in the replies.
"No Matter How Narrow" is the second full-length album from The Republic Of Wolves, written and recorded after a nearly two-year hiatus following their 2011 EP "The Cartographer." As with their earlier releases, the album was recorded, produced, and mixed by the band themselves, although the process was more chaotic; the band's home studio setup migrated between three different locations throughout the roughly four months of recording, as all four members worked around various time constraints to make it happen. Dan Gluszak (ex-Envy On The...