It's hard to believe that we are half way through 2013. Six months in the books and yet there is still no instance of this year slowly down with quality releases week after week. I'm unveiling my five most anticipated July releases a week early since next Monday we'll be highlighting the staff's mid-year Top 10 lists. This month's list was a little easier to put together than last months insane smorgasbord of amazing LPs, but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of great stuff releasing in July. Check out my list in the replies and feel free to discuss the albums you're anticipating next month.
According to a recent tweet from Bring Me The Horizon front man Oli Sykes, bands are no longer allowed to ask concert-goers to perform the wall of death or mosh anymore. An update provided to PropertyOfZack states that "according to insurance policies, bands must refrain from using the terms mentioned above" and that it "makes it easier for insurance companies to cover injured attendees of Warped Tour." So just don't move at these things anymore, okay?
The track listing for Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail can be seen below and a new trailer for the album can be found in the replies.
01) Picasso Baby
04) Tom Ford
05) Beach Is Better
09) Part II (On the Run)
11) La Familia
12) Jay-Z Blue
13) Nickles & Dimes
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, I found the excellent Home Of The Useless. Home Of The Useless play alternative rock which has more than slight leanings towards post-hardcore and would be perfect for fans of Thrice. Download their EP, Happy, for free from their Bandcamp. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Now, the Cali ska-punks have revealed the fourth cut off the EP: Fugazi’s “Cashout”. Speaking about the song choice and the faithful cover, Bandits guitarist Steve Choi said, “Fugazi is one of our biggest influences musically and ethically. We could easily do a whole album of Fugazi covers, but after going back and forth we settled on a later tune, this one being from the band’s last full length album The Argument.”
Night Dive (featuring members of Portugal. The Man, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, Wild Orchid Children, Alligators, Time To Fly, Arper, The Divorce, Dawn Solaris, Map Of June, and Ships) have launched a Kickstarter to help fund their new multi-media project.
Night Dive is a collection of friends and musicians that grew up playing music with one another – sometimes in the same band, sometimes as members in the same thriving music scene. The connection shared by this group was unique, but it wasn't until this connection was removed several years back that it was fully realized just how unique it was. After playing music with other people, and replacing the time spent together...
Will Pugh of Cartel recently moved to Dallas, TX and is available for production during the month of July before the band heads off for Australia and Japan. He produced the band's latest album, Collider, as well as Audiostrobelight's latest EP. For more information, email here.
Our good friend Jordan Buckley (Every Time I Die) has yet another sweet promo code for the readers of AbsolutePunk.net to use on JBWW. A pop-up tent featuring all his comfy-ass clothes is at every date of this summer's Warped Tour. If you go to the JBWW tent and tell them "Jason Tate sent me!" or "Drew Beringer sent me!," you'll get some free shit. Pretty dope, right?
The track listing for Nine Inch Nails' new album, Hesitation Marks, can be seen below. The album will be released on September 3rd via Columbia Records.
01) The Eater of Dreams
02) Copy of A
03) Came Back Haunted
04) Find My Way
05) All Time Low
09) Various Methods of Escape
11) I Would for You
12) In Two
13) While I'm Still Here
14) Black Noise
Our pals over at Light & Noise recently took a lot of live footage at the most recent Bridge 9 showcase. Today, they released video (the first of eight live videos from that showcase) of Octaves playing some stuff from its new record. Check it out in the replies.
The third episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. This episode is the last of three conversations Jason and I had with Say Anything's Max Bemis. In this episode, we talked about the third disc of the band's recent All My Friends Are Enemies rarities release. Most notably, we discuss with Max why college wasn't for him, why he doesn't curse on record anymore, and the future of the band.
You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways - via iTunes or your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) - and you can also simply stream in in the replies or download it here. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always,...
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Today we're streaming the opening track "My Life My Grave" to Wilson's upcoming full-length Full Blast Fuckery. Set for release on July 9th on Easy Killer Records, Wilson is an in-your-face rock n roll band that is reminiscent of Every Time I Die. Listen to "My Life My Grave" in the replies. You can pre-order the record here.