Wale takes the number 1 spot on this week's charts selling 158,000 copies of his new album, The Gifted. J. Cole comes in at number two selling 84,000, and Kanye West adds another 65,000 to the total of Yeezus. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in the past chart week totaled 5 million units, down 10% compared to last week, and down 13% compared to the comparable week's sales in 2012. Year-to-date sales are currently at 142 million, and that's down 6% compared to the total at this point last year (150.5 million).
Maryland's Julia Brown and Coma Cinema will be doing a short run of Northeast dates together at the end of the month. Check it out in the replies and read my review of the newest Coma Cinema record here.
Belle & Sebastian will release The Third Eye Centre: a deluxe LP of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks from the last decade of Rough Trade albums - Dear Catastrophe Waitress, Life Pursuit and Write About Love on 26th August (UK, Rough Trade) and 27th August (US, Matador).
PureVolume recently interviewed Justin Pearson Mars of Retox about the band's new album, the genesis of the band, and where he think technology is leading all of us.
It's just people's people's uneducated opinions on how we sound and our uneducated opinion on how other things are. I read so many times in reviews for the Locust, "I love the keyboards" when it's actually the bass or guitar. That's not the listeners' fault or necessarily a criticism because even with RETOX it's not as obvious as a song with structure from, say, the Ramones. When the Locust released Plague Soundscapes and we kind of blew up a bit people were like, "I can do this with one hand, that's garbage." I wanted to...
Haulix continues its blogger highlight series with a pretty in-depth interview with our CEO and founder Jason Tate. They discuss the features of the upcoming new AP.net site, AbsoluteVoices, and more. You can check it out here. An interview with yours truly will be posted in the coming weeks, so you can look forward to that as well.
HEARTSOUNDS have posted the first in a short series of studio video updates in anticipation of their third full-length LP, set to be released in October, 2013 on Creator-Destructor Records. The latest offering will be the follow-up to 2011's Drifter, which was released via Epitaph Records. You can watch the video in the replies which contains clips of new music.
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 Goodtime Boys ripping through three songs. Check it out in the replies.
So Real Friends is heading out on the road with Stickup Kid and Candy Hearts this weekend and we want to giveaway one pair of tickets because we like you guys. So check the details on how to win in the replies. Good luck.
New Found Glory were kind of like the Walmart version of Blink-182. But they did manage to produce that song ďMy Friends Over You,Ē which if you can believe it or not has gone on to inspire a whole crop of new pop punk bands, like Set Your Goals and The Wonder Years, so thatís pretty cool.
Back in February, I had the chance to sit down and talk to Keith Buckley of Every Time I Die about the impending 10th anniversary of the band's beloved second album, Hot Damn!, as well as other ETID-related topics. I was planning on posting that interview around this time to coincide with the actual anniversary date. But since we started this podcast, I thought I'd just give you guys the real deal and upload the audio from that conversation and turn this into the sixth episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast. It's similar in nature to the podcast Jason posted a few weeks ago with Ryan Key.
Anyways, this episode is a blast, as you can imagine. As always, you can subscribe to this...
Tiny Moving Parts has put one of the coolest records this year, so we're giving away a pretty cool prize pack that inclues the album as well as some other sweet stuff. Details on how to win are in the replies. We're also giving away a free download of the band's song "Vacation Bible School," so grab that in the replies as well.
Accents will begin recording their sophomore full-length album this August with Mike Kalajian (Moving Mountains, Ace Enders) at Telegraph Recording in Poughkeepsie, NY. The band has also launched a Kickstarter for the album, and the project video features clips of some new songs.
According to questions answered on Run For Cover Record's tumblr, Tigers Jaw finished their fourth full length prior to announcing their hiatus. They also hinted that an announcement regarding it may be made sometime in the near future.
Sparrows are all set to release their debut record, Cold Ground, on July 30th via Broken Heart / Kat Kat Records. They just finished up the video for "Belly Full Of Hell," and we are excited to premiere it. Check it out in the replies. Fans of something like a mix of older Thrice, the new Night Verses record, and the melodic nature of Moneen should enjoy this one. The album was recorded with Jay Maas (Defeater, Polar Bear Club, Title Fight). If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order it.