“There are going to be a couple of guests,” singer Patrick Stump said, opting to keep his lips sealed on the specifics. “I think we're going to keep mum about it for now.” Bassist Pete Wentz explained that though they’ve finished their album, there’s still some paperwork and signatures that have to be signed before clearing the featured guests. “Those are the last things that we're working out,” Pete said. “I don't think all of the contracts have been signed yet. But I will say that if people are excited about the 2 Chainz idea, there's more exciting stuff.”
Pet Symmetry (members of Into It. Over It. and Dowsing) will release their debut 7", Two Songs About Cars. Two Songs With Long Titles., this spring via Asian Man Records. Listen to one of its tracks, "A Detailed and Poetic Physical Threat to the Person Who Intentionally Vandalized my 1994 Dodge Intrepid Behind Kate's Apartment," in the replies.
The Dillinger Escape Plan's new album is titledOne of Us is the Killer. It was produced by Steve Evetts and will be released this year via the band's own Party Smasher Inc. Check out the artwork in the replies.
On Friday, I hung out on the set of The Venetia Fair's upcoming music video for "Pride Alone Won’t Put This Fire Out" from their new album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brain. Check out some photos in the replies, and see more here.
Primal Scream have announced the release of their tenth studio album, More Light, out in UK on May 6. They've also revealed "2013", the first single from the album, featuring Kevin Shields on guitar. Head to replies to check out the video.
Today we are celebrating the release of Iceage's brand new album You're Nothing which is out this week via Matador Records. We teased you with the album track "In Haze" last week but now you can head over to the band's AP.net Profile to stream the record in its entirety. To get an idea of what to expect check out Kelly's album review and don't miss out on one of the best albums of the year so far.
The Gallery will be releasing their new album, Restless, next Tuesday, February 26th. Today, we have the first taste of it. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear "Young & Restless." Restless was recorded with producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray, Augustana). The band raised money to help fund the record via fans through IndieGoGo.
Brand New's first show of 2013 will be Penn State University's Movin' On 2013 on April 26th. They'll be playing with MGMT and Big Boi, among others. More information on the free (!) event can be found here.
We're happy to announce that Anchor Eighty Four Records has signed Florida pop punkers We Still Dream. The band will release their new album this summer. Head to the replies to watch their music video for "Endless" off their current EP, Therapy.
This week on the Self Promotion Forum, you can find the wonderful Class Picture. The Baltimore pop punk/hardcore group deal in the same sounds as Title Fight and Have Heart, and have a refreshing 'rough around the edges' feel to them. Their entire back catalog is 'name your price' on Bandcamp, so there's no excuse to not check them out! 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.
Travis Barker will be sitting out Blink-182's upcoming Australian tour due to his fear of flying. Brooks Wackerman of Bad Religion will be filling in.
The trip to Australia was planned during our European tour last summer. The band knew the chances of Travis overcoming his fear of flying, which was magnified after the horrible plane crash in 2008, would be a challenge, but we wanted to play for our fans in Australia nonetheless. The three of us tried all measures to get us all there in full form. Travis has been working to overcome his fear of flying. Since we now know we have to make the trip without Travis our friend Brooks Wackerman (Bad Religion, Tenacious D) has stepped...