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Long time staff member, Lueda Alia, wrote her inaugural post today over at her new personal blog, Alueda.net. The topic is one we've touched on a variety of times on our website (most recently in the post about what to do in college to prepare for a career in the music industry) and it reaches through a variety of at-large societal issues: success, competition, internships, hard-work, and collaboration. Ms. Alia makes an interesting argument that interns are not all that different than artists being poorly compensated for "exposure" at major festivals:
The way many interns are treated is no different than the way musicians are treated when they work for years for the chance to perform...
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 04:35 PM
Deadmau5 is launching an official app for iOS where he will charge fans $5 a month (or $45 a year) for access to exclusive music, videos, and other content.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 03:06 PM
"God I wish I could hate you for the rest of my..."
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Zac Djamoos on 05/16/14 - 02:50 PM
You can check out Friends in America's new video for "The More I Have, The Less I Own (The More I Learn, The Less I Know)" in the replies, and you can download it for whatever you want on their Bandcamp.
Zac Djamoos on 05/16/14 - 02:35 PM
As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was sentenced to six years in jail today. Lambesis shared his story in a lengthy interview for an upcoming documentary, which you can read over at AltPress.
The first time I cheated on my wife, my interpretation of morality was now convenient for me. I felt less guilty if I decided, “Well, marriage isn’t a real thing, because Christianity isn’t real. God isn’t real. Therefore, marriage is just a stupid piece of paper with the government.” I thought of myself as super-scholarly at the time. “My academic pursuit has led me to this.” I was sincere to a certain degree, but we all hear what we want to hear to justify our actions. I interpreted the...
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/16/14 - 12:41 PM
The Amity Affliction's video for "Don't Lean On Me" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:49 AM
Today I learned that sometime a long time ago -- English critic and writer Leigh Hunt was quoted as saying, "music is the medicine of the breaking heart" -- I'm hoping his estate doesn't read music blogs.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:47 AM
CNN has released a short documentary called Brother's Keeper about the rise and fall of Clipse. Pusha T and No Malice are both interviewed, but a reunion seems highly unlikely at this point. You can check out the full video in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 05/16/14 - 11:42 AM
A statement on True-to-You from Morrissey claims the "verified" account on Twitter is not him.
I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name - as 'It's Morrissey' - but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That's, of course, if you should remotely care.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:36 AM
Fall Out Boy will be playing 22nd edition of the international World Music Awards. The show will air on Wednesday, May 28th from 8-10 pm ET on NBC, as well as 180 other networks around the world. Check the full press release in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:33 AM
La Dispute's Daytrotter session is now up.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:29 AM
Dates for the Rx Bandits, The Dear Hunter, and From Indian Lakes tour can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:20 AM
The Big Time is entering the studio next week with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:16 AM
The Dead Rabbits new song, "My Only Regret," is streaming in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:12 AM
A new Secrets song can be heard in the replies. Doesn't appear to have a name.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:10 AM
Coldrain have released a music video for "The War Is On" -- check the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:06 AM
I'm out of town for the weekend, so there won't be an episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast coming today. Good time to catch up on all our past episodes though. Next week we plan to talk about the review process (especially negative reviews), and we'll probably also touch on the whole vinyl re-pressing shenanigan stuff.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:04 AM
There For Tomorrow's new song "Racing Blood" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 11:00 AM
AM Taxi's new song "Central Standard Time" can be heard in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:58 AM
The Blood Brothers will be reuniting to play the FYF Fest this year. Check out the full line-up in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:55 AM
In a recent article, Rick Burch of Jimmy Eat World, revealed they'll be trying to release earlier material and singles on vinyl in the near future.
Burch said the members of Jimmy Eat World are now working on re-releasing some of their early singles and albums in a different format to satisfy younger fans. Yep, Jimmy Eat World has been around long enough to have young adult fans just now discovering their sound. The format for the re-releases won’t be mp3, but vinyl LP disc. In rock and roll, everything comes around again if its coolness quotient transcends the hipness du jour. Hence Jimmy Eat World as a vinyl band for millennial listeners.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:52 AM
The first official trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:42 AM
Joey Cape's One Week Records officially launches today with two solo releases: Chris Cresswell, singer of The Flatliners, and a solo album from Brian Wahlstrom of Scorpios. This label/project is really cool, the idea is Joey brings the artist to his house for seven days, they record an album, they draw an album cover, they upload the files to the One Week website, and it's all available for five bucks.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:33 AM
Paramore will be performing with Jena Irene Asciutto on the season finale of American Idol.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:27 AM
Check the replies to see Arcade Fire's video for "We Exist" -- the video features Andrew Garfield and follows a character struggling with gender identity.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:26 AM
New Found Glory will be recording their new album in June. I've heard from a little birdy that a new label announcement may be coming soon as well.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:23 AM
Yellowcard have finished recording their new album.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:22 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 05/16/14 - 10:00 AM
Check out Moving Brooklyn's new video for "We Would Make Sense" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 05/16/14 - 08:18 AM
Arcade Fire is the latest act to be announced as part of the British Summer Time shows in London's Hyde Park. The band will be supported by Jake Bugg, Wild Beasts, Future Islands and Band Of Skulls. Other shows in this series include Black Sabbath with Soundgarden, Motörhead and Faith No More, The Libertines with The Pogues, Spiritualized, Graham Coxon and Neil Young with The National, Tom Odell and Lucy Rose. more details can be found here.
Kyle Huntington on 05/16/14 - 06:39 AM
Head to the replies to watch Nick Mulvey perform a cover of Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" as part of a session for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge.
Kyle Huntington on 05/16/14 - 06:33 AM
We've had a great round of playlists so far since we started AbsolutePlaylist in January; everything from southern rock, to highschool crush mixtapes, to pop/punk nostalgia. Now we're turning to our community for submissions. Head over to our music forum for the rules. Just drop your submissions right in the thread and if you're chosen, you'll be featured on the front page!

If you missed the playlist this week, Blake Solomon put together an excellent one highlighting the 20th anniversary of Weezer's Blue Album. Check it out here.
Anthony Sorendino on 05/16/14 - 05:55 AM
Noisey's article on "The Method Behind letlive.'s Madness" is an interview with frontman Jason Butler discussing the duality of his presence and the mindset and meaning behind his live performance.
It is a rather interesting duality when I stop to think to about it or discuss it with someone like yourself. It’s this very demanding, as well as commanding, duality and it’s quite ironic, because in the past when they were happening, those emotions would actually make me become rather placid and slow me down. I think my way of chilling with them now is how you’ve put it before—almost exorcising them, like really getting rid of them and expelling them in a way that, I guess, is rather...
Ryan Gardner on 05/15/14 - 09:47 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new Lil Wayne song titled "D'usse."
Jake Jenkins on 05/15/14 - 08:08 PM
Ronnie Radke has released "Asshole" for free if you sign up for his newsletter. It's also in the replies. The song features Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack and will be on Radke's mixtape, Watch Me.
Ryan Gardner on 05/15/14 - 05:50 PM
Ryan Gardner on 05/15/14 - 05:44 PM
Sirens are hitting the road with Arcane Haven. Dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 05/15/14 - 05:39 PM
Jeremih has released a new single titled "Don't Tell 'Em," which features YG and was produced by DJ Mustard. You can stream the song in the replies.
Jake Jenkins on 05/15/14 - 04:38 PM
On My Honor have launched an Indiegogo campaign to aid in several band-related expenses. The band will be supporting Hawthorne Heights for a short run celebrating the ten year anniversary of The Silence In Black And White. They will then be recording new songs for a future release and doing a full US tour in the summer. In addition to the causes of its financial hardships, the band has outlined what it will be doing with the money raised.
Ryan Gardner on 05/15/14 - 03:01 PM
There are many things that you have to pay attention to here. A couple members of Black Veil Brides were surfing in Australia and they went out too far in the water. They had to be brought back to shore by a lifeguard, who happened to be a part of a reality TV series called Bondi Rescue. This article has several great meme-ish photos with captions making light of the situation; check out a few highlights in the replies along with a video from the show.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/15/14 - 01:15 PM
'68, Josh Scogin of The Chariot, have signed to eOne Music / Good Fight Music with plans to release a full length later this year.
Ryan Gardner on 05/15/14 - 01:11 PM
In Between have premiered a new video for an unreleased song called "Locustvale" on New Noise Magazine -- it's in the replies. The track will be featured on the band’s forthcoming debut full-length album, which the band will record this summer with producer Brian McTernan.
Ryan Gardner on 05/15/14 - 01:09 PM
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