Backslashes and Bad Ideasrecently signed to Imminence Records, and now they're getting ready to put out a new 7", entitled Sad Is the New Black, on GiantMTK. We're excited to bring you the B-side title track to the 7". If you're a fan of bands like The Wonder Years or Transit (and this is AP.net, so you almost certainly are), you can hear the track in the replies or on the band's profile page.
Ashley Cadwallader has left Smalls. PropertyOfZack is reporting this is due to homophobia from her bandmates.
After months of struggling with the decision, Cadwallader realized she could no longer take the abuse and vitriole [sic] thrown at her by her own bandmates because they refused the accept the fact that she is gay.
Her leaving the band was a professional break. It had nothing to do with my past relationship with her, or who she is as a person. I’ve always expressed nothing but love, and respect to not only her but the people around me. I grew up with a home with a mother who taught me well; love others...
The band tracked down producer Mike Crossey in an effort to see if they could tap into something similar to the British group. "We were like, 'well that sounds different – what would happen if a band like us works with a guy who makes records sound like that?'" says Fallon.
Today we're announcing that Teenage Bottlerocket is playing the Red Scare Industries 10th Anniversary show in Chicago on October 25 at the Metro. The band joins Direct Hit!, Elway, The Falcon, The Lillingtons, The Methadones and The Brokedowns. Tickets are still available and below you'll find a quote from bassist Miguel Chen. TBR is currently on the Warped Tour and recently signed with Rise Records.
Holy shit Red Scare is ten years old! That means it's been ten years since we met Toby Jeg, our dear friend who's been with us ever since! We have a lot of great memories together and it's certainly safe to say Red Scare was a critical label in TBR's journey. Celebrating a rad...
Check, check ... is this thing on? Is it Friday? Well, not quite, but it's still podcast day. Today we've got a special edition episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast talking exclusively about The Gaslight Anthem's upcoming new album, Get Hurt. Your two favorite hosts, and me, talk about our impressions of the album from first listen all the way up to now. Then we tackle the whole thing track-by-track and give thoughts, complaints, and discuss what we think works or doesn't work. The end of the episode has us looking at what we think about "deluxe" albums and if we consider the bonus tracks part of the canonical album or not. We really hope you enjoy it! The episode can be streamed and/or...
You can now watch a bunch of footage, interviews, and performances from last night's AltPress APMAs, including performances from Fall Out Boy, Brendon Urie, Sleeping With Sirens, All Time Low, A Day To Remember, and more.
Just saw this awesome Kickstarter to fill up and tie 100 water balloons in less than a minute.
It is time to bring your water balloon fights to the next level with Bunch O Balloons - the hose attachment with 37 pre-connected balloons that automatically fill and tie themselves! This system makes it easy for kids of all ages to prepare 100 water balloons in just ONE minute, giving you enough water balloon ammo for any battle.
According to a new interview with Complex, Kendrick Lamar has been hard at work on his forthcoming album, stating that he has around 30-40 songs done. The rapper expects to drop the project before the end of the year, and says he has been working with Dr. Dre, among others.
But now that Kendrick, 27, is a hysteria-inducing star, the world is waiting to see if he can deliver twice. Expectations are high. After good kid, good simply won’t be good enough. Unlike GKMC, which Kendrick planned years in advance, there’s no cover art in mind for the follow-up. As for a title, Kendrick says he’s “flirting with ideas.” He’s been working primarily with TDE’s in-house producers, Tae Beast and...
The UK will be rolling out a new policy in 2015 that will warn repeat copyright infringers and educate them on where they can find legal content. However, according to reports, there will no longer be penalties for ignoring the warnings:
Business Secretary Vince Cable said this week: "The creative industries in the UK are one of our brilliant global success stories. We have unrivalled creativity - from record breaking musicians to box office films - that excite and inspire people all over the world. Yet too often that content is open to abuse by some who don't play by the rules. That is why we are working with industry to ensure that intellectual property rights are understood and...
Davey Havok from AFI is acting in and co-producing a new movie about punks and skins in the 90s, called The Violent. The filmmakers are currently running a crowdfunding campaign to raise pre-production funds and help build awareness for the project.
Set in the mid 90s amongst a tight-knit group of punks and skins, “The Violent" follows a teenager in his final year of high school as he is drawn down a path of crime, and must ultimately reconcile his own violent nature, or be consumed by it. “The Violent” is an independent film, financed by private investors, and the awesome public at large who want to see this movie get made. That’s you! This campaign’s initial goal of $20,000 allows us...
Billboard has a good run-down of the current lawsuit Sony Music is facing from claims they "cheated" American Idol stars.
The litigation explores quite a bit of ground in the modern music business, from the way in which a music major like Sony accounts for revenue off of platforms like Spotify and iTunes to how advertising expenditures are treated. One topic that was largely overshadowed when 19 Recordings filed its claims this past February was Sony's alleged duty to share the spoils of its proceeds from big battles on the copyright front. For example, three years ago, Sony was among the record majors that extracted $105 million in settlement from file-sharing LimeWire. Does the money...
A purported rare testing pressing (I can't confirm if it's real a real test press or not, you'll have to trust the poster) of Brand New's Your Favorite Weapon has been put on eBay to raise money to try and save a non-profit all ages venue/art space the owner opened last May.
I think there were less than 10 test pressings of this record, it was eventually repressed a ton of times on different labels, but this is the Iodine recordings version, the real 1st pressing. This record was a gift, and I do not want to part with it, but it may be the only way to save the non profit all ages venue/art space I opened last May. I was lucky enough to book / work with Brand New before they became a...
Considering its caffeinated, soused, sweet, and wired music, it’s fitting Joyce Manor was consecrated over an alcoholic energy drink. And as a kind of quintessential California suburb, the physical and conceptual “Torrance” is the perfect place to inspire a perfect summer rock album, i.e., Joyce Manor’s new LP, Never Hungover Again, released today. Most people drawn to this music formed their idea of “summer” at a time in one’s life when summer was significantly different from the rest of the year — Johnson describes his own as consisting of “backyard shows, everyone would be skateboarding, chased off by security guards, throwing water...
Sarah Silverman will release her new album, We Are Miracles, on September 23rd via Sub Pop Records. The audio is taken from Sarah's emmy-nominated headline special for HBO. You can listen to her bit "Planting the Seeds of Insecurity" in the replies.
01) Nighttime Rituals
02) Speaking of Cum My Mother’s Been Sick
03) Killing Jesus
04) Planting the Seeds of Insecurity
05) Looking Inward
06) A Heartbreaking Story
07) Rape Jokes Comedy’s Hidden Gem
09) Senator Obama
10) Human Puppies
5 Seconds of Summer will be playing an arena show at the Forum in Los Angeles on Saturday, November 15th. According to the press release I just got, the band's new album "has already peaked at No. 1 globally on iTunes in 71 countries, and has secured more preorders than any other artist in the history of Universal Music Group." Oh, and Universal Music most certainly classifies them as "pop-punk" (actually, to be fair, it's "pop-punk sensations"). This sort of reminds me of when Simple Plan kind of came out of nowhere (from the ashes of Reset) and everyone did a collective, "Huh? These guys aren't pop-punk!", and now they're effectively written into the pop-punk lexicon. It seems like...
We're back with another premiere from Montréal metalcore band, The Prestige - head to the replies to check out their brand new music video for "Freefall", off their debut album Ecotone, which you can check out here. They will also be touring in Canada, supporting Norma Jean and Night Verses - dates are also in the replies.
Maroon 5 have released the track listing and album art for their upcoming album, V. You can find the track listing below and the album artwork in the replies. V will be released on September 2nd via 222 Records/Interscope Records.
03) It Was Always You
04) Unkiss Me
06) Leaving California
07) In Your Pocket
08) New Love
09) Coming Back For You
11) My Heart Is Open ft. Gwen Stefani
02) Sex and Candy
The Garden Spot High School marching band has been told by the school board that they're no longer allowed to play Fall Out Boy's "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs" due to the lyrical content.
The Garden Spot High School marching band will need to come up with two new songs this season after the Elanco school board voted Monday to reinforce an administrative decision to remove a pair of songs because of their lyrics. The 6-3 decision was made despite the fact the songs are performed as instrumentals.
xcited to announce the deluxe remastered release of our albums, 1996’s The Power Of Failing and 1998’s EndSerenading, each on double DMM 180 gram vinyl on October 20, 2014 internationally via Xtra Mile Recordings and on October 21, 2014 in North America via Arena Rock Recording Company. The labels will also release Mineral – 1994-1998, a double CD compilation of both albums with previously unreleased songs recorded during The Power Of Failing sessions, as well as bonus tracks recorded during various sessions.
Sum 41's Deryck Whibley posted a demo of their song "Crash" on his site along with a write-up about its origin.
i was going through my old cassette tapes of ideas today and i came across the original demo of the song “crash”. this recording was made about an hour after i witnessed a horrible car crash where one of the drivers was killed instantly. it all happened right before my eyes. i was the first one there and jumped out of my car immediately trying to help but i could feel the lifelessness in the air, you could just tell he was dead and there was nothing i could do. i’ve seen a few people die in front of me in my life and it’s definitely a bizarre moment to see the life being taken...
Smallpools have done it again. Following their smash hit "Dreaming" which was released last year, the band has released a new song, "Killer Whales" to tide over fans while they finish their new album. Head to the replies to give it a listen.