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It's time again for another AbsolutePlaylist, the feature where a staff member or special guest gets you buzzing for the weekend with their very own playlist. This week, the AbsolutePlaylist is in my hands. Given that it's the start of the summer and most of you folks are smoothing out your A Day To Remember tank-tops in anticipation of getting stoked for the Warped Tour, I've decided to remind you all that Ireland (where I live) is still cold and rainy, even in the summer. So, I've created a wonderfully wintery playlist of a particular slice of my favourite sad songs for you all to get de-psyched to. Sorry kids, but it's never sunny in south Ireland. Also, if you'd like to submit your...
Kelly Doherty on 05/23/14 - 05:33 AM
Pre-orders for Conditions' final release, Missing Hours, are live. If you pre-order the album, you get an immediate download of a new song "No Mistakes" and then receive a download of the whole record on June 3rd. Their farewell tour with A Loss For Words and Alive In Standby only has a few more dates.

Tour Dates:
6.5.14: Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
6.6.14: New York City, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
6.7.14: Richmond, VA @ The National
Ryan Gardner on 05/22/14 - 11:30 PM
Hit the replies to check out a teaser for the documentary about the Sloppy Meateaters we posted about a few weeks back.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 03:56 PM
Sorry it's a bit late, but if you hit the replies, you can read my review of day one of this year's Skate and Surf festival. Check back tomorrow to read my review of day two.
Zac Djamoos on 05/22/14 - 03:18 PM
Ryan Lewis, known as the other half of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and his mother Julie, a 30-year HIV survivor, sat down with Anderson Cooper the other night to discuss the 30/30 Project. Their goal is to build 30 medical centers world-wide in countries effected by HIV/AIDS, that are sustainable for 30 years. You can watch the interview on CNN.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 02:29 PM
Friend of the site Ray Harkins, you may know him from the 100 Words or Less Podcast which I was once a guest on, has launched a Patreon campaign to raise some money to continue the podcast.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 02:23 PM
The Promise Hero's new video for "Still Awake" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 02:17 PM
CreativeLive will be doing a livechat with Issues tomorrow. If you've got any questions for them, leave those in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 05/22/14 - 02:13 PM
Pre-orders for Fall Out Boy's The Young Blood Chronicles on DVD are now up.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 02:08 PM
Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. performed an acoustic rendition of "Contractual Obligation" off of his most recent record for Space Jam Sessions. Check the replies for the video.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 02:06 PM
Watch Shellshock Lullaby's video for "All I Need" in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 05/22/14 - 01:56 PM
AM Taxi's new video for "Central Standard Time" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 01:54 PM
We recently interviewed Sam Sutherland from Junior Battles. The band will release Rally on May 27 via Paper + Plastick.
We decided if we were going to do this record we were going to indulge all of our dumb shit, which means loving Limblifter, loving the Constantines and loving this insanely dumb idea of ‘And you will score the winning goal because you are very good at sports.’
Deborah Remus on 05/22/14 - 01:54 PM
You can check out Bootstraps' new video for "Sleeping Giant" in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 05/22/14 - 01:47 PM
Emery's BadChristian Music is accepting submissions for acts to appear on its upcoming summer compilation album, Good Songs from Bad People.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/22/14 - 01:43 PM
Mineral recently did an AMA on Reddit.
Glad to hear the music was a help to you. That is what is great about music. I grew up and became very involved in the church and Christianity. It was honestly one of my primary concerns at the time I wrote most of the lyrics on The Power of Failing. Really I think it was more about my spiritual and social anxiety as a whole.
Zac Djamoos on 05/22/14 - 01:34 PM
Hit the replies to see The Early November playing "Ever So Sweet" from last weekend's Skate and Surf Fest.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 01:31 PM
Against Me! will be playing a free show for Toronto's Trans* Pride March on June 27th.

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Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 01:29 PM
Joshua Radin has announced that he's working on a new record.

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Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 01:18 PM
Black Cat Attack (featuring former Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh) have released a new EP on Bandcamp. Check it out in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 01:15 PM
Masked Intruder's new song "Crime Spree" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 01:08 PM
People in Cars used to be the solo project of Etay Pisano. Now a trio comprised of Pisano, Mike Toohey (bass) and Jesse Hangen (drums), the band is getting ready to release a self-titled seven inch this June. Today we're excited to premiere the A-Side to the single, entitled "Let Go." It's a spacious alt-rock track perhaps in the vein of some Anberlin music. Listen to it in the replies and pre-order here.
Zac Djamoos on 05/22/14 - 01:01 PM
A bunch of records over at Hot Topic are on clearance: Midtown, Yellowcard, and Underoath all have records as part of the sale -- and many are included in the "buy one, get one for $1" deal too.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 11:35 AM
Brendan Kelly's latest blog tackles the idea of success, timing, and what it all means in the grand scheme of things.
My friend and mentor Mike Burkett is very fond of telling people, ‘Don’t compare your band to NOFX. We’re an anomaly and no one can expect to do what we did,’ and he’s right. There’s no REASON that NOFX is huge and are going to be huge forever. Sure, they write great songs (so did American Steel). Sure, they’re funny as hell (so are the Dickies). Sure, they helped define a genre (so did the Suicide Machines). None of that shit matters, y’all. And this is true in every field, creative or scientific, or anything in between. There’s hard work and there’s talent, and those...
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 11:25 AM
The Lonely Forest are going on indefinite hiatus.
It is with sadness that we announce to the world that The Lonely Forest is going on an indefinite hiatus. We've been playing together for nearly a decade, released four full length records and played hundreds of shows. We've done many amazing things and met even more amazing people. The memories that we share with each other and our fans will never be forgotten.
To every fan who came to a show, wrote us a letter, baked us cookies, let us sleep on your floor, bought our records, wore our t-shirts and genuinely loved us: we give you our infinite thanks and gratitude.

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Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 11:12 AM
The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell has announced a solo project called Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties and will release a full-length concept album called We Don't Have Each Other on July 8 via Hopeless Records. The record was produced by The Early November's Ace Enders and incorporates elements of folk, with Campbell listing The Mountain Goats, The Weakerthans, Bright Eyes and more as inspirations. More fleshed-out details, the album art, a video introducing the project and concept and dates performing on the Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement can be seen in the replies.
“I had been thinking a lot over the past year about records like “All Hail West Texas” and “Reunion Tour” where...
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/14 - 11:00 AM
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:46 AM
The World is a Beautiful Place and I am No Longer Afraid to Die are almost done with their second LP and hope to release it around October. More information can be found in a new interview with Keep Calm and Carry On.

Update: Just heard from a representative of the band that this interview is a little out of date with the current plans. However, there will be a release at some point this fall and we'll keep you updated with any news that comes our way.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:40 AM
Jump to the replies to see The Limit Club's music video for "When You Burn (You're Gonna Scream)." Their new EP, The Wild Four, is due out in August.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/22/14 - 10:38 AM
Pulley will be performing Matters in its entirety on October 18th in Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, at Music 4 Cancer Fest IV. As well as this, the band have announced that they will also be playing songs from Rev, singer Scott Radinsky's former band. Tickets are limited to 500, with all proceeds going to charity.

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Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:35 AM
Lakes has announced that their new album, Fire Ahead, will be released on July 22nd. Check out a teaser video in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:30 AM
Hit the replies to watch the trailer for the documentary about Roger Ebert, Life Itself.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:27 AM
I was wondering if anyone was going to comment on this after we posted the video for Arcade Fire's "We Exist" -- but I never really saw anything pop-up. Then, this morning I saw this Tweet from Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace: "Dear arcadefire, maybe when making a video for a song called "We Exist" you should get an actual "Trans" actor instead of Spider-Man?"
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:23 AM
The Sixties will release their debut album, There It Isn’t, on June 17 via Get This Right Records. Stream the first single, "Jean Jacket," in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/22/14 - 10:16 AM
Clips of all the tracks from the upcoming Slaves album are on Instagram.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:13 AM
Sad and French consists of Jose Prieto, Edwin Santacruz and Greg Taylor. The band's press release tells me that the trio "writes songs about girls and booze," which is right up my alley. Today, we're premiering "Second Floor," a raucous and twangy number that'll get you tapping your feet. The song is off the band's upcoming self-titled debut, which will be available on May 27th via Black Numbers (pre-order now). Check out the song in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 05/22/14 - 10:11 AM
Andrew McMahon's run of summer shows will be opened by Wild Party and My Body Sings Electric. Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:09 AM
Happy 55th Birthday to Morrissey.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:07 AM
fun. will be appearing on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on June 18th.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:04 AM
Mongol Horde's new song "Blistering Blues Barnacles" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 10:00 AM
USA Today is reporting that Paul McCartney has been hospitalized in Tokyo following a recent viral infection.

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Jason Tate on 05/22/14 - 09:59 AM
Head to the replies to watch Paramore perform "Decode" and "Ain't It Fun" on last night's American Idol finale with contestant (and runner-up) Jena Irene.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/22/14 - 08:35 AM
And if I go away again you can have my stereo.
Staff InterviewJunior Battles (Deborah Remus)
Deborah Remus on 05/22/14 - 07:58 AM
You can now stream the new mini-LP from Röyksopp and Robyn, Do It Again, over on NPR.
Jake Jenkins on 05/22/14 - 07:41 AM
Anthony Sorendino on 05/21/14 - 09:36 PM
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