The fourth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. In this episode, Jason and I spoke with The Swellers' Jono Diener. We talked with our resident movie reviewer about Warped Tour, the band's recent signing with No Sleep Records and upcoming album, as well what it means when you smell like soup.
You can subscribe to this podcast in a variety of ways: via iTunes, your own RSS feed (instructions in the replies) or simply streaming in in the replies. You can also find our previous episodes here. As always, feedback and thoughts are always welcomed. Starting with this episode you'll notice a significant improvement in audio quality. We...
Former Absolute 100 artist Moneta have posted a trailer for their upcoming album, which you can view in the replies. The band is currently wrapping up an Indie Go Go campaign, which you can support here.
Our pals over at Light & Noise recently took a lot of live footage at the most recent Bridge 9 showcase. Today, they released video from that showcase featuring Lemuria playing some stuff from its new record. Check it out in the replies.
Black Sabbath have personally invited Andrew W.K. to join them for their entire North American tour, asking him to kick-off every show as their exclusive opening act. Per their request, the King of Partying will perform a special DJ set every night before the definitive heavy metal band takes the stage. Andrew promises to spin a rabble-rousing selection of classic riffs, heavy jams, and crowd pleasing favorites spanning every era of hard rock and metal.
Dead Leaves will be heading out on tour with We Still Dream in July. Dead Leaves recently released their debut EP Amend Regret which you can stream here. We Still Dream recently finished recording their new full-length and Anchor 84 Records debut. The band released a lyric video which you can view here. Dates for the tour can be seen in the replies.
Update: The band has responded to this news. Read their statement in the replies.
A Hostage Calm fan named Alex was assaulted at a bar in North Carolina yesterday by another patron. The conflict centered around Alex's "I Support Same-Sex Marriage" T-shirt that has been the subject of other drama as well. We have a statement from Alex, which you can read an excerpt from below and fully in the replies, and we've also reached out to the band for a statement. We'll update this post when we hear something back.
I spoke up, because who you love has nothing to do with your religion or your political views. The guy was not happy. I went to smoke another cigarette and told the guy to leave...
Today we're streaming Late In The Playoffs' new album Alive And On Your Own. The Windy City natives have been hard at work to create their best record to date and you'll hear vast improvements over their earlier work. This record is for fans that grew up on The Get Up Kids but have adopted the sound to a more modern pop-rock sound. Listen to it in the replies.
AFI have signed with Republic Records and are gearing up for the fall 2013 release of their ninth full-length studio album.
The Cali-based band recorded with producer Gil Norton (Pixies, Patti Smith, Foo Fighters) at East West Studios in Los Angeles. The record was mixed by Andrew Scheps (Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers). "We are thrilled to be joining the Republic family for the release of our ninth record,” says lead singer Davey Havok. “We've spent over two years realizing this album and could not be more excited to share it with all."
All the way from Brazil, Lisabi are all set to release their upcoming EP, Acts, on July 2nd via Sinking Ship Records. In preparation for the release, we are excited to premiere a new song from the EP called "Hostage, Pt. 2." You can hear it in the replies or on their AP.net Profile. Fans of The Mars Volta and Tera Melos should enjoy this one, as they seem like prime influences.
1) Senseless Acts of Violence
2) Hostage pt. I
3) Hostage pt. II
4) Arma de Tchekov
Hardcore punk group Cunter released 27 this past Tuesday through New Damage Records and we caught up with vocalist Erik Hughes for an interview. We discuss the new release in detail, but we also talk about the future of his other band, which happens to be Moneen. Check it out here.
We just have a lot of fun with it, it’s like an opposite band because with Moneen we really analyzed every part of the music and picked it apart, tried different ways. With Cunter we just let it rip. All intensity, all the time, that’s our motto.
With festival season well and truly in full swing across the globe now, undoubtedly one of the biggest on the planet kicks off its music across many stages this weekend. Glastonbury Festival in the UK is a long-standing and world famous event which just grows and grows every year and after taking a break in 2012, it's back with a line up full of acts that should not be missed. Head to the replies to see lists and previews of some acts both new and and more seasoned which should be checked out, including the likes of The Rolling Stones, Tom Odell, King Krule, The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys.
In a new interview, Rick Rubin stated that Kanye West recorded enough music for another full album while working on Yeezus. This should all be taken with a grain of salt considering how much material Kanye records for each album that never sees the light of day.
Initially, he thought there were going to be 16 songs on the album. But that first day, before he even asked me to work on it, I said, “Maybe you should make it more concise. Maybe this is two albums. Maybe this is just the first half.” That was one of the first breakthroughs. Kanye was like, “That’s what I came here today to hear! It could be 10 songs!”
Tides Of Man have launched an IndieGoGo campaign to fund their third LP (and first instrumental release), Young And Courageous. You can support the project here, - watch their video explaining their goals and hear their new song, "Young And Courageous," in the replies.
We've got another fantastic Quiet Country Audio Session, this week featuring New Jersey's Candy Hearts. The band rips through two fan favorites, "Bad Idea" and "Miles and Interstates." Watch the videos in the replies and you can buy the audio recordings here.
Read my review of the Boston, MA stop of Say Anything's "Rarities and More Tour" with Eisley, HRVRD and I the Mightyhere. It features footage of Max Bemis playing "A Boston Peace" live for the first time ever.
The intimate setting also afforded mastermind Max Bemis with the opportunity to get closer to the crowd. He said that, since they had the next day off, the band could go extra wild that night. And wild they went, for 75 intense minutes. Bemis deserves recognition for embracing the old material. He easily could have cashed his check for the rarities compilation without ever playing the songs; instead, fans are being treated to an entire tour dedicated to them. Bemis...