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This week in the Self Promotion Forum, one can find the wonderfully heavy Native Wildlife. The five piece from Boston create noises that bring to mind the likes of Defeater and they are one of the best up and coming heavy bands around. Their EP, Blackwood is currently available as ‘name your price’ on their Bandcamp page and I highly recommend that any fan of metal or post-hardcore check these guys out, as you certainly won’t regret it. 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.
Kelly Doherty on 01/27/13 - 03:57 AM
Update #2: The promoter for Rockettown has spoken out and addressed the situation as false.

Update: Apparently it was a member of security that jumped Michael.

Tonight, Michael Barr from Volumes was jumped at the Nashville venue Rockettown. Apparently he dedicated a song to a gay friend which didn't go over well.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 10:15 PM
You can stream Fiction Family's (Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek) new album on Purevolume.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 10:01 PM
At Andrew McMahon's show last night, he confirmed that Leaving Through the Window would be re-pressed again and North would also get a vinyl treatment sometime this year.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 09:58 PM
Some Stranger (Tym of Daytrader) have debuted their first song, "Points East."

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 09:53 PM
You can listen to a new He Is We demo entitled "Secrets (Hush)" in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 09:51 PM
French newspaper Le Parisien is reporting that Daft Punk have signed to Sony and will be releasing their new album this spring.
Paul Tao on 01/26/13 - 06:19 PM
Just wanted to remind everyone that Cartel be chatting here on the website on Monday, January 28th at 7pm EST and we'll be debuting a brand new song ... so, make sure to mark those calendars and come hang out with the band as you get your first taste of Collider.
Jason Tate on 01/26/13 - 04:47 PM
Head to the replies to see this week's UK Music Round-Up.
Andy Biddulph on 01/26/13 - 03:48 PM
You can watch Major Lazer's new music video for "Jah No Partial" featuring Flux Pavilion in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 02:25 PM
The Atlantic may be relatively new to the scene as a band, but on their own they have had their ties. Whether it be Dave drumming for The Best Week Ever or Jessica singing on Sleeping With Sirens' latest acoustic EP, the duo are making a name for themselves. You can stream/download a new track entitled "Wasting Time" featuring Xander of SECRETS on the band's AP.net profile. The song was recorded with Erik Ron (Four Year Strong, Panic! At The Disco, Foxy Shazam) out in California a few months back. Give the track a listen and leave your thoughts in the replies. And if you missed it, the band premiered another track yesterday on our sister site Purevolume.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/26/13 - 02:09 PM
Watch Patent Pending frontman Joe Ragosta perform an acoustic rendition of "Old and Out of Tune" as a tribute to a recently deceased fan.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/26/13 - 01:51 PM
Morrissey has been hospitalized over a suspected bladder infection.
Jason Tate on 01/26/13 - 01:30 PM
Watch Direct Hit!'s The Exorcist-inspired music video for "Satan Says" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/26/13 - 11:37 AM
Did you miss any of the popular album reviews around the website last week?

Popular Album Reviews
1) Tegan and Sara - Heartthrob by Drew Beringer (90%)
2) Half Hearted Hero - Whatever by Thomas Nassiff (80%)
3) Diamond Youth - Orange by Jason Gardner (80%)
4) Mallory Knox - Signals by Andy Biddulph (85%)
5) The Joy Formidable - Wolf's Law by Kelly Doherty (80%)
6) Yo La Tengo - Fade by Kelly Doherty (88%)
7) The Bronx - The Bronx (IV) by Scott Weber (74%)
8) Dropkick Murphys - Signed and Sealed in... by Gregory Robson (75%)
9) Canadian Wedding - Keep Count EP by Kelly Doherty (85%)
10) Delta Saints, The - Death Letter Jubilee by Gregory Robson (85%)
11) CityCop/Les Doux - Family...
Jason Tate on 01/26/13 - 08:00 AM
Jason Tate on 01/26/13 - 06:00 AM
Head to the replies to check out a brand new song from Tyler Carter (Feat. Chris Schnapp), "Collins Hill". This song was produced by Cameron Mizell (Memphis May Fire, Woe, Is Me).
Jake Denning on 01/25/13 - 11:54 PM
Head to the replies to check out a new Blackbear song, "Trouble".
Jake Denning on 01/25/13 - 09:45 PM
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 08:31 PM
Mark Lanegan stopped by to the studio to lay down some vocals for the new Queens of The Stone Age album.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 06:18 PM
Ryan Kienle and Ryan DePaolo of Matchbook Romance fame have teamed up and formed a new band - Those Old Bones.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:56 PM
Huge congratulations to Corey Warning (The Graduate), who just tweeted he and his wife will be having a son.
Jason Tate on 01/25/13 - 05:54 PM
Can't make it to Miracle of 86's reunion show tomorrow? No worries, you can stream the whole thing tomorrow on Full Cup. Remember, the show is for the victims of Sandy Hook, so if you can, please donate.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:53 PM
The Ready Set wrote a song for Taylor Swift after her breakup with Harry Styles. It's called "For The Better" and you can stream it in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:46 PM
Trey Parker and Matt Stone are going to produce a show about Dean Ween and Les Claypool fishing.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:38 PM
Kaddisfly will release Horses Galloping on Sailboats later this year. You can watch a teaser in the replies.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:35 PM
Head to the replies to stream a new Plug In Stereo track Featuring Tay Jardine of We Are The In Crowd.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:31 PM
Shakira has told E! News that Joel Madden will be her adviser in this season of The Voice.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:29 PM
Paul Banks of Interpol has released a rap mixtape entitled Everybody On My Dick Like They Supposed to Be. No this is not a joke.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:27 PM
Update: This is fake.

Blink 182 are working on giving Dogs Eating Dogs the physical treatment.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 05:25 PM
She & Him will release their new album this Spring.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 04:14 PM
We're back with a new "Jono Goes To The Movies" column from The Swellers' drummer Jonathan Diener, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you'd like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. Hit the replies to read his review of Django Unchained.
Drew Beringer on 01/25/13 - 03:42 PM
You can watch Reactions lyric video for "Rebirth" in the replies and you can purchase the song here.
Drew Beringer on 01/25/13 - 03:29 PM
Not to be confused with the "official" Black Flag reunion, other original members of the band - Keith Morris, Chuck Dukowski and Bill Stevenson - are playing together as Flag. Details can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/25/13 - 02:58 PM
Update: Fall Out Boy's Joe Trohman has tweeted, "The rumors are still untrue, unreal & totally outta this world! *shreds gnar, does surf's up hand signal* Seriously, it's not going down."

PropertyOfZack is reporting that multiple sources have confirmed that Fall Out Boy have returned from hiatus and are preparing to return to the stage in the near future. We've reached out to the band for comment, and so far the word is mum.
Jason Tate on 01/25/13 - 01:56 PM
You can watch Atmosphere's music video for "Millennium Dodo 1 & 2" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 01:41 PM
Sammy Kay and The East Los Three (ex-Forthrights/ex-Hub City Stompers) have posted a Big Tunes campaign as a pre-order for their new EP Love Letters. The record features appearances by Vic Ruggiero, Chris Murray, as well as members of The Delirians, Upground, Lightning Flash, Hard Times, and the Reggay Lords. You can check out the campaign here.
Christian Wagner on 01/25/13 - 01:35 PM
There's this band called Dune Rats from Australia you have to know about. They are going to be a big deal soon. Head to the replies to check out some music videos from the band.
Christian Wagner on 01/25/13 - 01:26 PM
Amazon lists Shone's debut album, Heat Thing, with a February 5th digital release via Procrastinate Music Traitors (Brand New). You can also listen to previews of every song.

Track Listing
01) Piano Wire Number 12
02) Metal Bones
03) Fischer King
04) Defender 237
05) Baby Shakes
06) Black Death
07) Kin
08) Slithering
09) Bestial
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/25/13 - 12:30 PM
Stream/download a new song from The Strokes titled "One Way Trigger" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/25/13 - 12:18 PM
We're not here to entertain you.
Staff ReviewsThe Bronx - The Bronx (IV) (Scott Weber)
The Voice Project - Home Recordings: Vol. 1 (Gregory Robson)
Scott Weber on 01/25/13 - 11:41 AM
Jonny Craig has announced a new headlining tour with Kurt Travis, Hail The Sun and The Seeking. You can find the tour dates in the replies with a bunch of new covers done by Jonny.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 11:36 AM
Gabe Saporta will be featured on an upcoming Eve track, "Make It Out This Town." It's the first single from her new album, Lip Lock, due out May 14th.
About the SongEve's new single, "Make it Out This Town," will emerge in the next three weeks. "It is a track about being in a dark place -- or you could literally say being in the town that you're in but you have bigger dreams or bigger hopes… just making it out of that situation and knowing that you can do whatever it is that you put your mind to. It's a song that I'm dedicating and using with my partnership with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America." The track features Gabe Saporta from Cobra ...
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/25/13 - 11:35 AM
Arkiak Clothing has started a record label called Arkaik Records. Their first signing is Lakeview.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 01/25/13 - 11:32 AM
Black Flag are reforming with frontman Ron Reyes. They'll be playing this year's Hevy Fest in August. It's billed as their only UK appearance of the year, which hopefully means we'll be seeing them stateside.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/25/13 - 11:12 AM
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