El-P has remixed Warpaint's "Keep it Healthy." Check it out in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:46 AM
Sorority Noise's video for "Dirty Ickes" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:40 AM
Scientists have created a living cell with DNA containing more than just the familiar A, T, C, and G units.
Hailed as a breakthrough by other scientists, the work is a step towards the synthesis of cells able to churn out drugs and other useful molecules. It also raises the possibility that cells could one day be engineered without any of the four DNA bases used by all organisms on Earth. "What we have now is a living cell that literally stores increased genetic information," says Floyd Romesberg, a chemical biologist at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, who led the 15-year effort.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:37 AM
Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne has spoken, in length, with Rolling Stone. And yes, he addresses the claims made by former drummer Kliph Scurlock.

I would say that I'm very sorry, to anybody that is following my Instagram or my Twitter, if I offended anybody of any religion, any race, any belief system. I would say you shouldn't follow my tweets; you shouldn't even probably want to be a Flaming Lips fan because we don't really have any agenda. We go about doing things through our imagination. And I would say that if we wrongly stepped on anybody's sacredness, then we're sorry about that. That was never our intention.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:26 AM
Hit the replies to see Kurt Vile's recent TV performance on Australia's "RocKwiz."
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:19 AM
Apologies, I Have None are streaming their new EP on Spotify.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:18 AM
The Fall of Troy have posted some video footage from their reunion shows and hint at upcoming announcements.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:16 AM
Communities Digital News conducted a great interview with Bill Stevenson. He mentions that the Descendents are working on a new album and that it's a priority for the band in the next few months. There's currently no plans for any new ALL recordings though.
We started on it. We’re not really far into it, but we’re making it a priority to kind of focus on it in the coming months.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:12 AM
Paramore will be performing on Good Morning America for their "Summer Concert Series" on Friday, June 13th on ABC.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 11:08 AM
The guys in Driver Friendly have been including the hashtag #UB all over their social media. Could this be the initials of their new album title? Take your best guess in the replies! In case you missed it, they've recently teased pre-order packages and a music video.
Anthony Sorendino on 05/09/14 - 10:55 AM
"The first billionaire in hip-hop, right here from the motherfucking West Coast." - Dr. Dre.

Looks like Dr. Dre thinks Apple is about to buy Beats.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 10:54 AM
Tom Delonge has posted some concept art for the new Angels and Airwaves album on Instagram.
It’s hard to describe the depth and the scope of what this next project is. It has been so much work over the past 4 years that there is no way I can put it into just a couple sentences. All I can say is @angelsandairwaves represents not a few, but a great field of talented artists, many that are behind the scenes that the band unknowingly and unrightfully gets credit for. We are not just a band, but an art project. Halloween will be a special day, because it will symbolize something much bigger than just the album… It’s the start of a large and ambitious art piece… #POET, #DreamWalker,...
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 10:52 AM
Hit the replies to check out a brand new 7 Seconds' track, "Leave A Light On," from the album of the same name.
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 10:46 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 05/09/14 - 10:00 AM
Glasgow based trio PAWS have issued a statement about their run in with Team Morrissey at The Constellation Room in California, where the band's show was canceled without notice to "accommodate" Morrissey's show taking place on a different stage at the same venue.
After this, as more sites started to pick up on it, we got more frantic calls from the promoter for the Morrissey show, telling us that his representatives had flipped and insisted the whole thing was not the actions of Morrissey himself, but that of his own security, and that we 'need to apologise' and set this straight. We felt that, regardless of who had actually said this, this was still done by someone in the Morrissey...
Lueda Alia on 05/09/14 - 09:52 AM
I decided to get a little nostalgic with this week's AbsolutePlaylist by looking at some of my favourite Canadian pop-punk/punk tracks from the 2000s. Since I was born in 1990 that's the first decade I really started paying attention to music and while most of those bands aren't doing stuff in 2014 I know I'll never totally forget about them. Check out my picks in the replies and feel free to chime in with your favourite songs too.
Deborah Remus on 05/09/14 - 08:22 AM
Tomorrow (May 10th), Weezer's debut album will turn 20 years old. In the replies, you can check out an essay I wrote about the album and why it was so successful and remains an integral part of rock and roll today (Blake will have a Weezer-centric playlist on the site this upcoming Monday). It's hard to believe that I was standing in a Sam Goody 20 years ago with 15 bucks looking to purchase "The Blue Album."
That's why "The Blue Album" has lasted twenty years - it's appealed to people in all walks of life. It's why fans like me wore an ungodly amount of cardigans in high school and college. It's the reason why I'm writing about music as passionately as I do (as well why I listened to...
Drew Beringer on 05/09/14 - 08:16 AM
Graduated from the fabricated sabotages!
Staff ReviewsDuck Sauce - Quack (Ryan Dennehy)
Lily Allen - Sheezus (Gregory Robson)
Essay"Say It Ain't So" - Twenty Years of Weezer's "The Blue Album" (Drew Beringer)
Ryan Dennehy on 05/09/14 - 06:12 AM
This week on the AbsolutePunk.net Podcast, Zack and I sat down with Nate Dorough from Fusion Shows to talk some insider baseball about putting on shows, booking festivals, a whole lot of Brand New stuff (weird how many of my conversations somehow come back to this), and why Fusion Shows doesn't charge any services fees on tickets for their shows. We also talk a lot about Bled Fest, which is coming up in Michigan on May 24th. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded in the replies.

Want to make sure you never miss an episode? You can subscribe to this podcast in iTunes, via your own RSS feed reader, on SoundCloud, or on Stitcher. You can also find all of our previous episodes...
Jason Tate on 05/09/14 - 01:13 AM
Billboard has "ten new school pop-punk bands you need to know about" -- because of course they do.
You Blew It! are an intriguing pick, as they combine elements of the so-called "Emo Revival" to go along with pop-punk. This means they're cleverer with their guitars than your typical punk crew and on this year's fantastic "Keep Doing What You're Doing" album, they use the soft-to-loud dynamic for maximum emotional impact. To sweeten the deal, they're signed to Top Shelf Records, home of recent buzzy emo bands like A Great Big Pile of Leaves and (deep breath) The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and come from Florida, home state of pop-punk forefathers like New...
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 09:47 PM
Hit the replies to check out Jane Decker's cover of Coldplay's "Magic." You can also download it for free.
Ryan Gardner on 05/08/14 - 09:37 PM
The first bands for the Fashion Meets Music Festival after parties and encores have been announced. The lineup includes the likes of Vacationer, Have Mercy, Diamond Youth, Silver Snakes, and more. Teh full list is below. Tickets are $35 but there are additional options as well. The festival takes place on August 29-31st in Columbus, Ohio.
Ryan Gardner on 05/08/14 - 09:28 PM
AM Taxi will be releasing a new EP on May 24th.
Our new EP has just been mixed and mastered and it will be available at Beat Kitchen on Saturday, May 24.

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Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 09:11 PM
According to the venue's website, Ben Harper and LP, both formerly of Yellowcard, will be playing a free show together at the Slidebar in Fullerton on May 18th.

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Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 09:08 PM
Resistor, featuring Anti-Flag's Chris #2, have posted their first song for free on the A-F Records Bandcamp page.

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Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 04:54 PM
Apple is reportedly in talks to buy Beats Audio. Crappy software, crappy headphones. Hope this is for more than just the IP.
Apple is reportedly in the process of buying Beats for $3.2 billion, according to a new report from The Financial Times. The deal includes both the streaming music service, as well as the company that produces headphones and speakers. The move, which would be Apple’s largest acquisition, could be announced as soon as next week, the paper says.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 03:43 PM
Weatherbox's new album Flies In All Directions can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 03:28 PM
American Hi-Fi are back and did an interview on TheGunzShow -- check out the interview here.
Zac Djamoos on 05/08/14 - 03:07 PM
We've got a brand new Shellshock Lullaby track for you today, and we couldn't be more excited. The track, entitled "The Look in Your Eyes," sounds like a cross between old Midtown and Somos. Stream it in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 05/08/14 - 02:18 PM
Magic Man's new album will be called Before the Waves and should be out in July.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 02:15 PM
Former Relient K drummer Stephen Cushman recorded acoustic covers of U2's "With or Without You" and John Legend's "All of Me"-- they're in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 02:13 PM
Taking Back Sunday will be playing a free skateboarding event in downtown Las Vegas on May 16th for Zappos' RideShop Series. More information can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 01:50 PM
Backseat Goodbye will be releasing his first new single in over three years on May 27th, the song's called "Cola."
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 01:17 PM
The Beards' new album, aptly titled The Beard Album, is streaming on AV Club. It will be released digitally on May 13th.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/08/14 - 01:10 PM
Am I the only person in the world that remembers the pop-punk band Larger Than Life? I was going through some old files on my computer and came across their EP If Tomorrow Never Came -- with the "resurgence" in pop-punk I feel like I should randomly submit bands that flew way under the radar before to Tumblr blogs and see if I can't get them some buzz. These guys, Unsung Zeros, The Goodwill ... someone would bite, right? Anyway, I tossed If Tomorrow Never Came up on SoundCloud and you can stream it in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 01:08 PM
The latest Quiet Country Audio session showcases an explosive performance from '68. The duo features former The Chariot frontman Josh Scogin on vocals and guitar, so you know it's worth watching. Head to the replies to see them perform "Three is a Crowd," "Third Time is a Charm" and a cover of Nirvana's "Tourettes."
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/08/14 - 01:08 PM
RedBull is presenting a night with Molly and the Zombies. The show will be at the Bell House on June 5th.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 12:45 PM
Hate It Too's new song "Dead Again" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 12:40 PM
Secret Band have released their debut four song EP on Bandcamp. There's also a limited number of vinyl releases available too.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 12:39 PM
The Black Keys are going on an arena tour this Fall.

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Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 12:32 PM
Blacklist Royals new song "Die Young With Me" has premiered on USA Today. It's also streaming in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 12:31 PM
The Young Leaves have signed to Jump Start Records.
Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 12:26 PM
The Word Alive will be posting a new track from their new album, Real, via Instagram. The entire schedule can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/08/14 - 12:25 PM
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