We've made it to 50 episodes of the AbsolutePunk Podcast! Just want to take a moment to thank Drew Beringer, Thomas Nassiff, and all the guests we've had on the first fifty episodes of this thing. Been a pretty wild ride and I think these past 15 or so have been where we really are hitting our stride. Everything seems to flow really well and each week of recording has been a whole lot of fun. This week we look at the tech issues AP.net has faced (and my potential liver failure as a result), the possibility of Fall Out Boy releasing a new single and if it's even possible for big bands to keep secrets, and then we dive into the main event: fall albums. We talk about what makes an album...
We recently premiered Hampshire's "Perfect Enough, from their soon-to-be released self-titled 7". Today we're excited to bring you a stream of both sides of single. Hit the replies to check out "Perfect Enough" and "Happy Fucking Halloween," and if you like what you hear, pre-order that ish.
Heavyweights will release their new EP, Keep Your Friends Close, on September 9. We're premiering a new track from the EP, entitled "Bunkbeds," which features Mike Hayden. Stream the track in the replies, and pre-order it on bandcamp.
As Riot Fest Chicago inches closer and closer, we're ready with another day of previews for you guys. We've already chosen our must-see acts for this weekend's Toronto festival as well as Friday picks for the Chicago event -- you can now hit the replies to check out Saturday's selections. Additionally, our ticket giveaway for Chicago is going to go on for one more day because of the problems the site is currently experiencing; and remember, tickets are still available!
Cymbals Eat Guitars have just announced a slew of new tour dates, including jumping on tour with Brand New for their string of dates in October. You can find all of their upcoming shows along with the band's new music video for "Laramie" (via Noisey) in the replies. If you haven't checked out their new album, LOSE, yet, I can't recommend it enough.
Zane Lowe has confirmed that Fall Out Boy will release their new single presumably titled "Centuries" next Monday on his BBC Radio 1 Show.
DJ Zane Lowe confirmed the news on his late night slot yesterday (3 September), telling listeners that the new track will be his 'Hottest Record' on Monday, and will air alongside an interview with the band's bassist, Pete Wentz.
Well, it's been confirmed. Say Anything will be hitting the road this fall with Saves The Day to perform ...Is A Real Boy and Through Being Cool for their 10 year and 15 year anniversaries respectively. To add to the awesomeness of this tour, Reggie and The Full Effect will be joining to perform their underrated album, Under the Tray. Pre-sale tickets will be available at 12pm local time and general sale will be available on September 10th. Say Anything and Saves The Day have also covered one of each others songs for the announcement. Jump to the replies to stream Say Anything's rendition of "You Vandal" and Saves The Day's cover of "Belt" as well as the tour dates and fanboy out...
Iceage will release Plowing Into The Field of Love on October 7th. Tracklisting is below, and check out the album art and tour dates in the replies.
01 On My Fingers
02 The Lord's Favorite
03 How Many
04 Glassy Eyed, Dormant And Veiled
06 Let It Vanish
07 Abundant Living
09 Cimmerian Shade
10 Against The Moon
12 Plowing into the Field of Love
Today we are premiering "Sad Planet," a new single from Happy Diving's upcoming new LP Big World (produced by Jack Shirley), which will be available on October 21st via Father/Daughter. The San Francisco band brings out some vibes reminiscent of Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, and the like. Check out the new song in the replies and then pre-order it.
Bad Timing Records have signed San Diego's Future Crooks (featuring Weatherbox frontman Brian Warren on guitar). The band's debut full-length is called Future Crooks In Paradise and it will be out on October 7, 2014 digitally as well as limited to 500 pieces of 12” vinyl. A new song and pre-orders will launch Tuesday (September 9) but in the mean time check out a teaser video in the replies and follow the band on Facebook and Twitter.
If anything, Ryan Adams disproves this thesis. This is Adams in buckle-down-and-study mode, and the methodology didn’t produce a masterpiece; it resulted in another Ryan Adams album, though that ought to be enough. In my 2011 interview, Adams complained about how his latest work is constantly dismissed in comparison to his old work, even when that old work was itself dismissed in its time: “I made Love Is Hell, and people panned it really unnecessarily; there was harshness around it. Then, only a little bit of time passed, and people would fucking bring that record up as something I wasn’t doing, which is why my current records were...
Ben Sisario, writing for the New York Times, looks at how Rdio will be moving to a free model.
Rdio's free version will be introduced in 20 countries on Thursday. In the United States, its ads will be sold by Cumulus, which operates more than 450 radio stations and an advertising sales staff of about 1,600 people. Eventually, the Cumulus partnership will allow Rdio to use content from Cumulus’s stations and syndication network.
“It’s a very strange phenomenon,” Ness said. “Most bands that have been around 35 years, their heyday was 35 years ago and they’re still trying to live off that. For us, it was the opposite. Back then we were struggling, guys in a van going across the country broke. It just kind of evolves and progresses, and we’re really fortunate that way.”
Chiodos have announced that Derrick Frost and Matt Goddard have left the band and Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies, Trash Talk and The Memorials) will be the new drummer and Joe Troy (RX Bandits) the new bass player. Full press release is in the replies.
So, yeah. I'm upset at the way that the current spate of "hacked celebrity nudes" has created a noxious victim blaming firestorm here on the internet, stemming mostly from everyone wanting to see Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton naked, feeling guilty, and then shifting that guilt onto those girls as to feel a little bit better about looking at their intimate photos. Pretty lame, even for you, Millhouse.
It's a beautiful day here in Toronto today, and naturally, my playlist is full of upbeat and feel good songs. The Castle Walls' latest songs have made their way onto said playlist, one of them being "Top Of The Morning" for which we're premiering a video (below) today. The brother and sister duo draw inspiration from indie pop, folk rock, and electronic music, creating a new youthful and lively sound. Head to the replies to get a glimpse of what's to come from this remarkable act.