Drew was recently featured on Vying for Vinyl's "Setting The Record Straight" to discuss vinyl.
For starters, it does seem “cool” to like vinyl, which is great for the format but bad for my wallet (prices are insane). I know for myself I love the warmer sound, I like feeling the music and art in my hands, and I do like the crazy and vibrant colors that may accompany the format. What I love about the recent resurgence is that it is getting people back into record stores and discovering new music and interacting with people with similar tastes and/or interests.
Former As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis was back in court this morning to have his prison sentence reduced by the amount of time he was out on bail wearing a GPS monitor and restricted to his parents’ home — but was ultimately denied.
Check out a teaser for an interview with Mark Hoppus over at Idobi where he states that Blink-182 "haven’t started recording yet." The full interview will be on an upcoming episode of the Eddie Jason and Chris show.
We are on the horizon of a new chapter! We are so excited that we will finally be releasing new material in more ways than one so soon. We are so thankful to all our members that have been with us since the very beginning and have been apart of our adventure with the GOLD Packages. it was a completely new frontier for us and we made some pretty cool shit together. That said we know there are ways we can improve. So this quarter is the last quarter we will be offering our traditional GOLD Packages for $60. GOLD XIII will be the last...
I don't want my kid to think that the only way you can be a musician is to stand in line at a song contest audition, and then wind up having a bazillionaire tell you you're not a good singer. Don't get me started. To me, that's not what music's about.
For five straight nights, Converse Rubber Tracks Brasil is taking over one of the most recognized venues in Sao Paulo, Cine Joia. Each night, local Brazilian bands who recorded at the pop-up Converse Rubber Tracks recording studio in Sao Paulo, will open for internationally known acts. RSVP for to win a ticket for you and a friend for one of the nights.
You can hear a preview of John Nolan's new song "Here Comes The Wolf" on Facebook. The song serves as the theme for the independent film Bridge and Tunnel that just won an award for Best Original Score at the Long Island International Film Expo. The film was scored by Ryan Hunter (Envy On The Coast).
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Andy Hull is on the latest episode of Matt Pryor's podcast, Nothing to Write Home About. He talks about the new project Manchester Orchestra is working on right now as a "completely alternate version of Cope," called Hope. He says they're "stripping the songs down and re-doing them." He also mentions that he's "mixing lyrics up and writing songs and melodies differently" and that it'll be "its own thing." He says it'll be released in November. He also says they will be touring on this alternate version and will be playing in old churches and venues like that. You can hear the audio starting around 48:35 on the podcast.
Riot Fest's Denver stop (Sept. 19-21) has been moved to Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium after Byers, CO recently denied the festival a permit. The festival will recreate the original May Farms campground aesthetic at the new location and all original tickets will be honored of course (and tickets are still available). They're also giving free passes to all Byers residents who want them and are allowing Byers businesses to set up booths at the festival at no cost. Check out the full press release in the replies, which includes a statement from the festival and details about a new college scholarship initiative. Yay!
Outside of bringing the May Farms aesthetic to the new site,...
DLSL Design Co.'s ongoing Covers series saw its third release yesterday, this time offering three alternate artwork prints of Taking Back Sunday records (previously he's done blink-182 and Brand New). Tell All Your Friends, Where You Want To Be and Louder Now were the inspirations this time around - check them out in the replies. They're available for purchase in his Etsy store.
Back in April, we brought you a collection of our favorite releases from the first quarter of 2014. Today, we're bringing you the best of the best from April, May, and June of this year. We're hoping that you can discover some new releases to add to your end of the year list. Head to the replies to check out the AbsolutePlaylist in Spotify and Rdio formats!
“This was definitely a challenge,” Bannon says. “A lot of bands, at least in our music world, tend to tour Europe in the summer, since there a lot of festivals there in the summer.. . . In the US it doesn’t really culturally apply. Kids out there will camp out and see bands for seven days, watch random techno bands, then black metal bands, then, like, I don’t know, Prince on day three. It’s really varied and unique. A lot of bands from the States in the punk world tend to get invited to those things, so it was a challenge to make sure people are around. But we’re...
Ever wonder what your favorite podcast hosts dream about? The answer is revealed in this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. We follow up last week's discussion with a few more thoughts on the best artist catalogs. Next, we move into some 'behind the scenes' talk by looking at if getting advances ruins the music listening experience for us, how we feel about bands going with "bigger press opportunities," and the overall use of embargoes by bands and labels. We finish up talking a little bit about Andrew McMahon's re-branding. Also, I just want to point out that starting now you can quickly get to any episode of the podcast by using the url: absolutepunk.net/podcast/# -- just...