Microwave is hitting the road on the west coast this May. You can check out all the tour dates in the replies, along with the band's video for "Stovall," the title track from their latest LP.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/14/15 - 10:12 AM
mewithoutYou will be releasing their new album, Pale Horses, on June 16th via Run For Cover Records. The band has also announced a new summer tour with Foxing, Lithuania and Field Mouse. Head to the replies to check out a new album teaser and find out where you can catch the band in the coming months.
Keagan Ilvonen on 04/14/15 - 09:08 AM
Ampersand recently worked on a new EP that was recorded and mixed by Will Beasley (Fireworks, Emarosa) and mastered by Paul Leavitt (The Dangerous Summer, All Time Low). We are premiering a new song called "Nightmare" - give it a listen in the replies. The dominant guitars and rough vocals resemble that of bands like Make Do And Mend or Red City Radio that make loud punk rock tunes. Right off the bat you're hit with the riffs, heavy bass, and drums - the production really compliments the sound. If you like what you hear, keep an eye out for the EP.
Ryan Gardner on 04/14/15 - 07:16 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 04/14/15 - 01:00 AM
Hands Like Houses vocalist Trenton Woodley has written a blog in response to Pixable's recent article on the lack of women on major music festivals, particularly Skate & Surf.
Jake Denning on 04/13/15 - 10:50 PM
Dustin Kensrue's new album is streaming on Pandora.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 05:17 PM
La Dispute's cover of Nirvana's "Polly" is in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 04/13/15 - 04:07 PM
West Virginia’s Rozwell Kid recently did an in-studio session for Chalk TV while on their tour with You Blew It! and Tiny Moving Parts, so it's the perfect time to bring back the AbsolutePunk x Made of Chalk series. The band also released an EP titled Good Graphics on cassette through Infinity Cat Records, which is now sold out. However, the EP is now available for “name your price” at their bandcamp page. Make sure to check out the album and hit the replies to see the band perform "Baby’s First Sideburns."
Lueda Alia on 04/13/15 - 01:16 PM
Wildhoney have signed to Topshelf Records.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:51 PM
Lucky Boys Confusion have posted an update.
It’s been amazing to be back in a room with Stubh, Adam and J, and putting together new music. It’s still too early to know what final shape the record will take, but it sounds like a natural evolution of the band; a mix of our rawer, earlier material, and our later, more introspective stuff. Adam and Stubh are bringing the heat with some really catchy melodies and lyrics, and J and myself are trying to stretch out with some hard-hitting rhythms to compliment the arrangements. There’s a lot more work to do, but it’s been a great experience so far. I could tell you we’re shooting for Winter (and we are), but the reality is, we’ll be releasing...
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:43 PM
Off & On (Tim Landers of Misser/ex-Transit) released a new song and video for "AIKT" -- it's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:41 PM
Trey the Ruler has signed to Headphone Music.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:40 PM
Thursday's new "lyric video" for "Where the Circle Ends" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:36 PM
"Chlorine" by Title Fight is free this week on iTunes.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:34 PM
Some video clips from Cartel's first show of the Chroma tour last night in Minneapolis can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:27 PM
Sleater-Kinney were interviewed on NPR's Sound Opinions.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:22 PM
Gatsbys American Dream's Volcano turns 10 today.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:17 PM
Anthony Raneri of Bayside will be releasing a new solo record in June.
For instance, I’m gonna put a solo record out in June. I just finished recording it before this tour. Then I’m gonna tour on that for a little bit. Then when that’s over, this fall we’re going to start writing the next Bayside record. The problem with the Covers record is, do we put off writing the nect Bayside record in the fall to record a Covers record, or do we just get started on the next Bayside record.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:16 PM
The lineup for this year's Rockstar Mayhem Festival has been announced.

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Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:10 PM
Looks like Hayley Williams of Paramore will be in the next Taylor Swift video. The rumor is it's for "Bad Blood."
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:06 PM
Kris Roe of The Ataris was on the most recent episode of The Mike Herrera Hour podcast.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:02 PM
Brandon Flaowers' video for "Still Want You" can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:01 PM
Hit the replies to watch a video of The Swellers' final show here in the states, filmed April 4, 2015 at Chain Reaction.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 11:59 AM
Sufjan Stevens' unreleased track "Exploding Whale" can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 11:55 AM
Mumford & Sons shared some thoughts on streaming service Tidal in a recent interview.
“We don’t want to be part of some Tidal ‘streaming revolution’ nor do we want to be Taylor Swift and be anti-it,” Marshall says. “I don’t understand her argument, either. The focus is slightly missed. Music is changing. It’s fucking changing. This is how people are going to listen to music now—streaming. So diversify as a band. It doesn’t mean selling your songs to adverts. We look at our albums as stand-alone pieces of art, and also as adverts for our live shows.”
Anthony Sorendino on 04/13/15 - 11:52 AM
Panic! at the Disco talked with Billboard about the band's future. New music could be happening this year.
I’m picking through demos that I’d been working on for the last couple of years. Every day I’m writing something. I write an idea a day. Even if it’s 10 seconds of a melody or a lyric. I love it too much to not work. It would drive me crazy to not do anything.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 11:52 AM
August Burns Red's new song "The Wake" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 11:37 AM
A new Pianos Become The Teeth song called "895" is in the replies via The AV Club. It is part of their April 18th Record Store Day 7-inch, Close, which will also feature another new song.
Ryan Gardner on 04/13/15 - 10:20 AM
All Time Low's Future Hearts is their first album to hit number 1 in the UK. Congrats to the band!
Ryan Gardner on 04/13/15 - 10:18 AM
"There's a gateway in our minds that leads somewhere out there, far beyond this plane."
Staff PhotosSturgill Simpson - Austin, Tx (Caitlin DeWeese)
Caitlin DeWeese on 04/13/15 - 09:26 AM
While this is Absolute PUNK, we obviously cover a number of genres to appeal to a number of audiences. That being said, I wanted to share a few photographs I took while at one of two sold-out Sturgill Simpson gigs at Stubbs in Austin.

Sturgill isn't a typical country singer; no boots, no goofy* accent. He is a normal dude with penchant for writing and playing to the crowd's every emotion. Even if you don't consider yourself a country fan, give Sturgill a quick listen and maybe try broadening your listening borders.

Check the comments below for a few shots and a link to a full gallery on Flickr.

*I'm from Texas, I can call it goofy.
Caitlin DeWeese on 04/13/15 - 09:15 AM
The thing I love about pop-punk fans is that they're always looking for new bands. If you're one such listener, allow me to introduce you to Grayscale. The Philadelphia act will fit perfectly in your modern pop-punk playlist alongside such heavyweights as The Wonder Years, Transit and Real Friends. We're streaming their new EP, Change, in the replies. Produced by Gary Cioffi (Transit, Misser), the effort will be available digitally tomorrow through Anchor Eighty Four Records. It features three new songs and an unexpected cover of Barenaked Ladies' "The Old Apartment."
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/13/15 - 07:43 AM
The 2015 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival will feature Slayer, King Diamond, Hellyeah, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Code Orange and more. The full line-up and tour dates can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/13/15 - 07:20 AM
Update: You can now stream and download "Mene" over on the band's website (the stream is also in the replies). Guys, the day has finally come.

Brand New will release "Mene" on Wednesday. A clip is on Amazon. Get ready.
Jason Tate on 04/13/15 - 12:07 AM
Update: More snippets in more videos, also in the replies.

Casey of The Dear Hunter has posted a short video regarding their upcoming tour featuring a short snippet from Act IV. See it in the replies.
Garett Press on 04/12/15 - 08:03 AM
It's Sunday, and that means it's recommendation day. Here are the staff recommendations for the past week. Hit the replies to let us know what you've loved as well.
Jason TateAs always, check out my blog and the AP.net podcast.
Kyle HuntingtonMariage Blanc's brand new album No Autobiography came out this week and is a must for fans of Pinback, early Death Cab and 90s indie-pop. I also haven't been able to stop listening to Platonick Dive's O V E R F L O W. If you like your post-rock with a 65daysofstatic sound, get on it.
Alex DiVincenzoAfter you finish Daredevil, check out the Best New Horror Movies on Netflix: Spring 2015
Anthony SorendinoLord Huron, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and
Jason Tate on 04/12/15 - 01:00 AM
If you're looking for a good way to watch Coachella this weekend, I recommend this page.
There's lots of acts at Coachella I want to listen to this year that are all playing on different channels. Since I'm way too lazy to remember to switch between them, I hacked this together so that I could just select all the acts I care about, and it will switch between them for me so I can just leave it on in the background. Right now it's only setup for weekend 1, but I'll update it before next weekend so that you can use the same URL to listen then also.
Jason Tate on 04/11/15 - 12:12 PM
The Wonder Years put together a tour video diary of their time spent playing in Australia throughout February and March this year. You can find that in the replies!
Thomas Nassiff on 04/11/15 - 07:48 AM
Head North and Bonfires are going on tour together - dates are below.
Ryan Gardner on 04/10/15 - 06:27 PM
All Time Low are featured on this week's edition of Billboard's "Alt In Our Stars" podcast. Also, album chart update: Future Hearts will move over 70k copies, good enough for #2 on the charts -- both will be career-highs.
Joe DeAndrea on 04/10/15 - 01:24 PM
Foxing have announced that they will be going into the studio with Matt Bayles (Minus The Bear, Mastodon, Caspian) in May to record their new full length album, which they are hoping to release this year.
Jake Jenkins on 04/10/15 - 12:25 PM
The title track from Bastards' debut EP, Ethos, is streaming on Lambgoat.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/10/15 - 10:36 AM
Mumford and Sons have released another single off Wilder Mind called "The Wolf" -- it's in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 04/10/15 - 10:06 AM
Ferry Corsten has remixed Andrew McMahon's "Cecilia and the Satellite" -- check it out in the replies.
This weekend, McMahon will join Corsten and Markus Schulz at Coachella—McMahon will sing live during their set as New World Punx. "I truthfully have no idea what to expect. This will be my first time guesting for an electronic artist and I'm very excited about it," McMahon admits. "Dance music has such a powerful effect on an audience and to be onstage at Coachella taking that in is going to be incredible."
Jason Tate on 04/10/15 - 10:00 AM
I can't think of many bands that have had the kind of legacy Acceptance have had on this website. We knew they were special when they first launched and their full-length album has reached "cult classic" status for many of us over the years. They've been the band I've most often wondered "what-if" while spinning Phantoms for the thousandth time. After the band announced their upcoming Skate and Surf appearance, and two shows, many have been wondering what is next for the band. Today, we've got some answers. Check out my Q&A with the band to find out what brought the guys back together, that their future is now, and what we can expect now that the band's been writing again.
Jason Tate on 04/10/15 - 09:38 AM
In a storm of quiet voices.
Staff ReviewAll Get Out - Movement EP (Blake Solomon)
Blake Solomon on 04/10/15 - 07:53 AM
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