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Part two of Jonathan Diener (The Swellers) and Kayla St Onge's weekly column, "Pop Punk and Feminism," is up on The Runout. This article looks at the issue of consent.
All of this has to do with consent, how it’s defined, and how we understand it. In the past, the most important idea behind consent was “yes means yes and no means no.” In recent years, as the third wave of feminism has evolved, we have come to rest at the pass of “enthusiastic consent.” Simply put, YES means YES, and when I say YES, I mean an enthusiastic and willing given permission to perform sexual acts. A huge, huge problem with the way sexual dynamics work lies in the fact that a yes can be coerced. A yes can be...
Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 10:53 AM
Less Than Jake's Vinnie ranked the band's albums over at Noisey. Looking this over just reminded me of how good this band's catalog is.
That was our first record for Warner Brothers and we did what we wanted to do. Not only did we record Anthem at the time, but we also tracked B Is for B-sides, another full record. As far as writing songs go, it was the most fertile time for the band. Not to sound cliché but we were living the dream.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 10:51 AM
Caspian's new single "Sad Heart of Mine" from their upcoming album, Dust & Disquiet, can be streamed in the replies via Noisey.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 10:45 AM
Lovedrug's lyric video for "Cult Kid" can be found in the replies. It comes from the upcoming album, Notions.

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Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 10:44 AM
Jason Snell, writing at iMore, does a good job recapping Apple's history with digital music.
It's easy to pick the launch of the original iMac or iPod as the moment that Apple's fortunes changed forever, but I think a strong argument can be made for April 28, 2003. Without a version of iTunes for Windows and support for USB syncing (rather than just FireWire, which was rarely seen on a PC not made by Sony), the iPod would've never become a breakout product. For Apple to win the day, it needed to go to Windows, and the third-generation iPod did that.
Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 10:42 AM
Imogen Heap's Ellipse gets its first vinyl pressing.
Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 10:38 AM
Furman Mitchum, an AP.net reader (who once toured with Midtown and Cobra Starship), recently woke up to his house in flames. A GoFund Me page has been created to help.
On Sunday May 10th, Mothers Day 2015, I awoke around 11:30pm to the sound of something crashing to the floor in the kitchen and the smell of smoke. I got up to find the entire back wall behind the stove was engulfed in flames. The flames had already reached the cabinets and ceiling above and the heat was already too intense to warrant getting closer.
Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 10:33 AM
You may know Shane Crump as the bassist for Alesana, but he recently branched out with a solo project under the monicker The Ivory. Crump shows his softer side on his debut EP, Gloom, which comes out this Tuesday, June 30th. You can stream it in the replies now. His piano-pop style gives a serious Coldplay vibe.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/26/15 - 10:20 AM
Good Old War are releasing their new album, Broken Into Better Shape, this Monday, June 29, and will be stopping by the site at 8pm EST to chat about it. Come drop by and say hi!
Jonathan Bautts on 06/26/15 - 09:08 AM
Instrumental hip-hop producer Elaquent will release his new album Good Karma on July 17th via HW&W. First single "Golly Jeez" can be streamed in the replies.
Lueda Alia on 06/26/15 - 08:36 AM
Back in April, we gave you the first taste of No Tide's full-length debut, Death of the Sun. Today we have the whole album streaming ahead of its June 30th release on Take This To Heart Records. Head to the replies to listen. Produced by Jay Maas, the effort is equal parts Saves the Day, The Menzingers and The Story So Far.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/26/15 - 07:39 AM
Today, love wins.
No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the...
Thomas Nassiff on 06/26/15 - 07:20 AM
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have unveiled their video for "Juggernaut". Check it out in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/26/15 - 06:48 AM
Morrissey stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Kiss Me A Lot". He headlines Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
Kyle Huntington on 06/26/15 - 05:49 AM
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Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 03:00 AM
Revealed through The Jasta Show, a music podcast hosted by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta, For Today vocalist Mattie Montgomery has revealed the band's sixth full-length album will be titled Wake, set for a fall release via Razor & Tie. The album was produced and mixed by Will Putney at The Machine Shop in New Jersey.
Jake Denning on 06/25/15 - 03:27 PM
Nate Ruess's Grand Romantic debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:15 PM
August Burns Red new single "Ghosts (Featuring Jeremy McKinnon)" can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:14 PM
Saves The Day will be playing in Mexico for the first time this August.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:12 PM
Greg Graffin of Bad Religion has released a new book called Population Ward. It comes with an acoustic 7" as well.
Life on Earth has been defined by war from the beginning, with war between populations seen as an inevitable part of the evolutionary process. The popular understanding of “the survival of the fittest” explains and often excuses these actions. In Population Wars, Greg Graffin argues that this use of evolutionary theory is wrong, and that mistake has allowed us to justify wars even when other, less violent solutions may be available. Through tales of mass extinctions, developing immune systems, human warfare, the American industrial heartland, and our degrading modern...
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:11 PM
Radiohead's Philip Selway says in a new podcast that the band will be recording their new album with more frequency come September.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 02:08 PM
Hit the replies to check out Driver Friendly's brand new music video for "Deconstruct You" featuring dance team Prancing Elites.
Anthony Sorendino on 06/25/15 - 01:48 PM
Today we are proud to bring you the 88th episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. This week's a good one and we look at quite a few topics. We start by talking about Warped Tour, our favorite memories, our favorite years, and the correlation between beer and our willingness to attend in the future. We then answer some listener questions like: What does the first hour of our day look like? What three books would you recommend most to someone to change their life? What is a band Thomas loves that Jason hates and vice versa? What bands do we think are underrated in the scene? We finish out the episode with a good talk about "Taylor Swift v. Apple Music: Cage Match" and talk a little about why...
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 01:45 PM
Remember our good friend Dr. Keith? Well, it appears he's back, writing for Daily Public. Head here to check out his first entry in this bi-weekly series.
I’m no travel agent (although I definitely could pretend to be if any other publications are hiring) but perhaps the best way to convince your sister and her son to spend some quality time in our beautiful city is to not threaten them with a visit to Niagara Falls. Unless, of course, they’re interested in seeing where most of the torture scenes in Hostel 2 were filmed or where Boo Radley lives. I don’t feel the need to turn this entire column into an advertisement for the City of Buffalo, but if your sister’s impossibly high standard...
Jake Denning on 06/25/15 - 12:30 PM
We had the chance to speak with Nate Ruess about his new solo album, Grand Romantic. Check it out here.
Honestly, talking to Absolute Punk right now, the core that was intact when the Format started, I can’t ignore that by any stretch of the imagination. That feels like my home. Those people that have listened since then feel like my family. They’ve kept me up and going at this and they’ve helped me as much as anyone, without a doubt.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/25/15 - 12:09 PM
Anthony Raneri's new solo album Sorry State of Mind can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 11:27 AM
Kevin Devine has started writing his next album.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 11:07 AM
Norma Jean will be embarking on an Oh God, The Aftermath 10-year tour this fall.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:58 AM
Caspian teased on Instagram that their new album, Begin Again, will be out September 25th.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:56 AM
After the Burial's guitarist and co-founder Justin Lowe has left the band. His message for leaving is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:50 AM
Man Overboard's new album Heavy Love can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:49 AM
The New York Times has published a profile on Zane Lowe and his work with Apple on Beats 1.
To keep Beats 1 sounding fresh around the world, the station will alternate one- and two-hour programming blocks by established broadcasters with those by musicians and celebrities, who will host and plan the shows themselves. Among the names on board: the teen actor Jaden Smith, the alternative singer St. Vincent, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and the British electronic duo Disclosure.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:44 AM
Desaparecidos performance of "City on the Hill" on Seth Meyers can be found here. Payola is now in stores.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:42 AM
Hit the replies to watch Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) and Norah Jones perform "Roving Gambler" together live. The song comes from their album, Foreverly, which they played in whole last night in NYC.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:41 AM
The Dear Hunter have released a visually impressive lyric video for their new song "A Night on the Town." Watch in the replies.
Garett Press on 06/25/15 - 10:38 AM
Billboard and Nielsen's Soundscan will be moving how they track album sales from Friday to Thursday to coincide with the new Friday release date -- which begins July 10th.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:36 AM
Taylor Swift will be putting 1989 on Apple Music.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:35 AM
Bayside, The Early November, and Better Off will be touring together in August and September. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 06/25/15 - 10:32 AM
Senses Fail's brand new album, Pull The Thorns From Your Heart, is currently streaming via their pre-order page at MerchNow. In addition, Vocalist Buddy Nielsen has recorded commentary for the entire album, which plays after each track. (Click this).
Jake Denning on 06/25/15 - 09:54 AM
And all of the monsters got bigger.
ReviewsmewithoutYou - Pale Horses (Blake Solomon)
Staff InterviewsNate Ruess (Jonathan Bautts)
Blake Solomon on 06/25/15 - 08:27 AM
Laura Marling is heading to North America next month and has now announced that her support will come from the brilliant Johnny Flynn and Marika Hackman. Check the tour poster and dates in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/25/15 - 08:11 AM
In a continuation of his Warped Wednesday series of covers, American Opera covered Man Overboard's "Where I Left You."

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Craig Ismaili on 06/25/15 - 06:42 AM
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