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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:25 PM
Brian Fallon sat down with the Charlotte Observer to talk about The Gaslight Anthem's next album.
It might grow on some people who might not like it at first or say, “This is too weird, it’s not what I expected.” They’re entitled to that. It’s fair to feel that way, but once you sit with it, after the initial shock, you’ll find similarities to the old records. It still sounds like us.y

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:16 PM
Swans are streaming their new LP To Be Kind at NPR.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/05/14 - 12:12 PM
Deadmau5 tweeted out a picture of his new "Purrari" (a Ferrari Spider 458 that's been painted with nyan cats). Guys, it's official, pop-punk is totally the wrong genre to go into.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:09 PM
The original Jurassic Park soundtrack is getting a limited edition vinyl pressing. If it doesn't include the clip, "it's a Unix system, I know this!" it's a no purchase for me.

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:05 PM
As a reward for hitting their crowdfunding goal, Emery has released a video of Toby and Devin performing "In Shallow Seas We Sail" acoustically. Check it out in the replies. The band have also added some new stretch goals.

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Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 12:01 PM
Check the replies to watch Fireworks performing "Bed Sores" and "Woods" live acoustically. (via)
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/14 - 11:59 AM
Data scientist Matt Daniels decided to take a look at the lyrics of popular hip-hop acts and analyze how diverse they are.
Literary elites love to rep Shakespeare’s vocabulary: across his entire corpus, he uses 28,829 words, suggesting he knew over 100,000 words and arguably had the largest vocabulary, ever. I decided to compare this data point against the most famous artists in hip hop.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 11:48 AM
This Wild Life's new song "Roots and Branches" is now available on iTunes. Like what you hear? Pre-order the album here, and sign up for their mailing list here to get the live version (streaming in the replies) song as a mp3 download.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 11:37 AM
Pittsburgh jingle-jangle rock act (this is srs business) Brightside are putting out a record called Now And Loud and it kind of sounds like 90's Modest Mouse-meets-Foals sometimes. The album releases May 19th via Derek of The World Is...'s Broken World Media label, and you can hear "Circa 2006" in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 05/05/14 - 11:33 AM
Amazon has unvelied a new feature for Twitter today called #amazoncart. The idea is that you can add the hashtag to a tweet that contains an Amazon product link and it will then add it to your shopping cart for purchase later. There's a video explaining the whole thing in the replies. I would recommend bands and labels definitely take a look -- this seems like it could be a good way to sell merch and music via Twitter.
Jason Tate on 05/05/14 - 11:31 AM
Alt Press has posted an interesting article about Australian boy-band pop-punk stars 5 Seconds of Summer, in which the author makes the claim that this band could have major labels turning to scene bands yet again for radio success. Check out the band's video for "She Looks So Perfect" in the replies if you want to see a lot of people in their underwear.
Major labels are ready to push pop-punk again? Push on. The last time we saw an explosion of the genre with the full backing of the music industry, we got Blink-182, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory and more. Those bands sold millions of records. Those bands pushed the genre decades forward and inspired a massive subsequent wave...
Blake Solomon on 05/05/14 - 11:21 AM
Today we're taking a moment to introduce you to a brand-spanking-new band called Greenhorn. It's the new side project from Roger Lima of Less Than Jake fame, and Roger is accompanied by Jen Vito from NoMore on co-lead vocals. Their debut EP, I Want More, will be released on July 8 via Anchorless Records and you can check out the first new song, titled "I Hit The Wall," exclusively in the replies. Also in the replies is a blurb about the band written by Brendan Kelly; as Brendan puts it, the six-song EP is full of "hearty pop-punk," with Roger and Jen combining for some instantly memorable memories. If you dig the song, preorder the 10" vinyl here and here if you're in the UK.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/14 - 09:59 AM
Dillon Francis has signed with Columbia Records.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/05/14 - 09:31 AM
Hit the replies to check out Jersey native Sharon Van Etten cover Bruce Springsteen's "Drive All Night" live in Asbury Park. Her excellent new album Are We There is out May 27 via Jagjaguwar.
Chris Collum on 05/05/14 - 09:27 AM
The Cab's lyric video for "Lock Me Up" can be seen in the replies. Don't forget to order the new EP if you haven't already.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/05/14 - 09:09 AM
It's on Wednesday, May 14, at the Knitting Factory. May the odds be ever in your favor.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/05/14 - 09:02 AM
Dikembe will release their sophomore album, Mediumship, in August via Tiny Engines. The artwork can be seen in the replies, along with a teaser video.

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Alex DiVincenzo on 05/05/14 - 08:38 AM
Twenty One Pilots have announced the "Quiet is Violent Tour." Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/05/14 - 08:28 AM
Last weekend, Shabazz Palaces premiered their new album in Seattle. The album, titled Lese Majesty, is due out July 29th via Sub Pop.
Jake Jenkins on 05/05/14 - 08:16 AM
Heart to Heart have premiered a new song titled "Firefly" on the Warped Tour website; you can also stream it in the replies. Dulce is available for pre-order.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/05/14 - 07:09 AM
The Menzingers' fantastic new album, Rented World, debuted at #50 on the Billboard 200. Congrats to the band!

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Keagan Ilvonen on 05/04/14 - 05:08 PM
Update 5/5, 11:21am ET: A Brooklyn Vegan post includes an update from the Studio at Webster Hall, which is the venue where the incident occurred: "Webster Hall says that despite what people are saying at Miss May I's Facebook, 'the patron in question did not die while stage diving. The patron collapsed while exiting the venue, as video footage and the police corroborate.'" The band is expected to make a statement once they are legally allowed to. We will keep this post updated. - Thomas Nassiff

Lambgoat is reporting that at a Miss May I show in New York City on Saturday, a fan sustained injuries while stage diving that may have led to his death. He reportedly collapsed while exiting...
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/04/14 - 04:30 PM
Harvey Danger's breakout album, Where Have All The Marrymakers Gone? is now officially available for pre-order on vinyl via No Sleep Records.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/04/14 - 04:21 PM
Coldplay stopped by SNL last night to perform two new songs from their upcoming album, Ghost Stories. You can watch the band perform "Magic" and "A Sky Full of Stars" here and here respectively.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/04/14 - 04:15 PM
Jump to the replies to check out Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind covering Beyonce's "Mine."
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/04/14 - 04:01 PM
Well here's a name I haven't heard in quite some time. Inspection 12 released a new song titled "Ole You" which you can stream in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/04/14 - 03:54 PM
Far From Proper have officially changed their name to Cautioners. They have also announced tour dates with Firestarter and Ampersand. Tour dates can be found in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 05/04/14 - 02:12 PM
The Careful Ones (Joshua Michael Robinson's band) recently released a new Aaron Marsh produced track called, "Easy Tiger." Head to the replies to give the song a listen.
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/04/14 - 12:19 PM
Alex Goot released a new original song yesterday. Head to the replies to stream "Just To Shine."
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/04/14 - 11:18 AM
Hit the replies to check out 8-Bit Universe's 8-bit cover of Paramore's "Ain't It Fun."
Zac Djamoos on 05/04/14 - 10:26 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Lueda Alia Arms & Sleepers' new single "Hurry Slowly" was the perfect tune to drive home to last night. And East Forest's music was the best to fall asleep to later on.
Jake DenningDon Broco is one of the best bands in the U.K., and they're going to EXPLODE in the States real soon.
Jason Tate on 05/04/14 - 01:00 AM
Avril Lavigne's fans in Brazil paid the equivalent of about $360 USD to take pictures with the singer at arm's length. They were apparently explicitly instructed to not touch Avril. Check out the results in the replies, because man oh man are they hilariously, delightfully awkward.
Ryan Dennehy on 05/03/14 - 12:58 PM
Watch Empires' new video for "How Good Does it Feel" in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 05/03/14 - 08:34 AM
Hit the replies to watch Mike Mains & The Branches' acoustic video for "By My Side."
Ryan Gardner on 05/03/14 - 08:31 AM
Young Money is not messing around tonight. Hit the replies to stream a new Nicki Minaj track titled "Yasss Bish!!" featuring Soulja Boy.
Jake Jenkins on 05/02/14 - 09:52 PM
Head to the replies to stream a new Lil Wayne song titled "Believe Me" featuring Drake.
Jake Jenkins on 05/02/14 - 09:22 PM
The Early November's 2006 triple album, The Mother, The Mechanic, The Path is coming to vinyl (scroll down a little).
Check out this massive triple LP from The Early November! This beast is called ‘The Mother, The Mechanic, And The Path’, and features reverse-board triple gatefold jackets, and some eye-catching ‘Oxblood’ / ‘Mustard Yellow’ AsideBside Vinyl… Rad!
Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 05:42 PM
Emo is "back" and everyone has an opinion on it. On this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast we are joined by staffer Thomas Nassiff to talk about emo's return, the internet/fan backlash, the state and future of music online, the internet, "troll bands," and quite a bit more. The conversation is casual and the drinks were flowing. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 03:18 PM
Based on this photo, Four Year Strong are currently recording their new record with Machine.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 02:55 PM
Dan Trapp has left Senses Fail.

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Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 01:36 PM
It's Friday ... you knew I'd post something different on the news feed ... you didn't know when, just that it was coming. Ok, so pop-quiz hotshot: How many US states are at least partially north of the southernmost part of Canada? Hint: More than you think. Double hint: Way more than you think. Hit the replies for the answer.
Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 11:22 AM
Anthony Green has confirmed that Saosin will be playing Translating the Name in full, "Mookie’s Last Christmas," "I Can Tell (There Was An Accident Here Earlier)" ... and some "new ideas" ... at their upcoming shows.
Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 11:11 AM
Vans Warped Tour's smartphones apps are now available on iOS and Android.
Jason Tate on 05/02/14 - 11:05 AM
We've never posted about Swedish rock duo Johnossi on AP.net, but the band just released its new album, Transitions, in the U.S. this week. Unfortunately I won't be able to hash out a full review of the album, but I felt like it should be posted about because I think it will interest some readers. The LP stands out because of its huge-sounding guitar work and nuanced rhythm section; it gives me vibes of straightforward rock and roll, garage rock, indie rock and gloomy, hazy pop all at once. There are a few music videos in the replies, which include album highlights "Into The Wild" and "Gone Forever," so check those out if you're interested. Transitions is available on iTunes.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/02/14 - 11:04 AM
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