Today, I'm proud to bring you the next AbsolutePlaylist member submission! Vance Mook (Aaron) hails from Erie and brings us a great batch of songs today: "The collection is mostly comprised of softer indie (or, in some cases, emo) music both old and new, with most instrumentation truly reflecting the 'introspective / nighttime' vibe." Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Octaves and Caravels are releasing a split, featuring two new songs from each band. It will be co-released by Bridge Nine and Topshelf Records on January 20th. They'll also be doing a European tour together. The video for one of the new Octaves' songs called "Tom Petty Cash" is below, along with tour dates.
Happy almost Thanksgiving everyone. Since we'll all be munching on turkey and mashed potatoes for the next few days, we wanted to get our AbsolutePunk Podcast episode up a little early this week. Maybe give you something to listen to on your travels or to drown out the family bickering? Whenever you choose to give it a spin, we've got a good one for you this week. This week's topics include: Talking about Fall Out Boy's new song and album, their release plans, and all that. Then we move into a discussion about Copeland's new album and finish up talking about what we're thankful for this year ... music moment wise. We want to wish everyone a great and happy Thanksgiving, thank you for...
In many ways, Eminem’s relevance feels to me like a nostalgia act. For some, perhaps, it’s a longing for a time when a rapper could describe a fantasy of murdering his wife and call it art. My own nostalgia for Eminem is indivisible from my nostalgia for being a teenager, when I heard his music everywhere. I imagine this is true for a lot of people.
Tonight is Anberlin's final show. Figured it would make sense to open up a thread to share your favorite Anberlin memories, say what you're thankful for, and just share one last time the greatness that was this band. We'll miss you guys, thanks for everything.
Mae's Destination: B-Sides is coming to vinyl on January 27th. You can pre-order it now from Spartan Records.
...Includes two brand new takes on two classic Mae songs, "Skyline Drive" and "Where The Falls Begin." Recorded during the summer and fall of 2014, these recordings mark the first newly recorded music by all 5 original members of Mae in over 4 years.
Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in 23 cities around the United States. It was awesome: Nataly crowd surfed for the first time ever, we sold just under $100,000 in tickets, and we got to rock out with people we love for a full month. We sold 1129 tickets in San Francisco at the Fillmore. I’ll remember that night for the rest of my life.
One question that our fans repeatedly asked us was “what does it feel like to have ‘made it’ as a band?” Though it’s a fair question to ask of a band with a hundred million views on YouTube, the thought of Pomplamoose having “made it” is, to me, ridiculous.
i remember hearing this daft punk “human after all” remix and later a rage against the machine one (killing in the name of, you should check this if you can- so good)…. i knew nothing of the creator at the time- sebastiAn- a french dj/producer on ed banger records… his music made me think and feel different like the way punk rock did when i first heard it. we began a correspondence through email…. my friend brian hiatt tweeted “the problem with modern rock is it isnt modern”- something i and we had been feeling in general. rock should not be relegated to a quaint little corner of guitar center for dads to find. in reaching...
Another unjust outcome from an unjust system. Jim Crowe didn’t die in the 1960’s, it just took on a new form. And the lessons that America should have learned from the Rodney King incident went right over the country’s head. In the many years of struggle against racism in the U.S., there is still much work to be done. The U.S. legal system is a microcosm of a wider society that discriminates against people who are not white, a society that is drowning in an epidemic of police violence against people of color. In incident after incident, excessive force and murder by American police is used as an on the...
Physically entering the rehab facility was one of the most terrifying yet rewarding things I have ever done. Getting onstage and playing in front of tens of thousands of people used to be the most frightening thing for me, but getting the help I knew I needed made that look relaxing. During my 31 plus days of treatment, I learned a lot about myself and a lot about what I needed to do to never go back down that path I had been stumbling upon.
Head to the replies to see the trailer for Jurassic World, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Make sure to check out the thread in our Entertainment Forum, where I assume everyone is discussing Chris Pratt's leather vest.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
My hope is that moving forward this division of brands will help to make things less confusing as I hope to continue writing and releasing music under my name (and am currently recording a record in that sense) and also to writing and release more records that are followups to TW&TB. With all of this in mind, I decided to release this current EP under The Modern Post primarily because, while it does contain some classic Christmas carols, one of the primary purposes in recording it was to serve local churches with new arrangements of these songs.