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Sucré's new EP Loner will be released on September 2nd, Stacy will also have copies on her upcoming tour. The EP can be pre-ordered on Amazon where 30 second clips are also up.
Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:58 AM
The Guardian is reporting that a 14 year old boy and a 31 year old man have been arrested on suspicion of raping a 19 year old at the Reading Festival.
Ch Insp Dave Parker said: "There is currently a scene watch in place and I would like to reassure those attending the festival that crime levels remain low and crimes of this nature are very rare. "Officers are patrolling the site to support on-site security and if anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach our officers to discuss these." Police said there have been 21 crimes at the festival site since Wednesday, including five alleged drugs offences and 13 suspected thefts.
Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:54 AM
The New Yorker has profiled the history of the vocoder.
The vocoder -- part military technology, part musical instrument—has had quite a history. In our new Object of Interest video, we explore the vocoder in settings ranging from the Second World War to Kraftwerk parties, featuring interviews with Laurie Anderson, Cozmo D, Dave Tompkins, and Frank Gentges.
Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:52 AM
Sleepwave's new video for "Wolf" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:48 AM
Chiodos have dropped off their current tour.
We are sorry to our fans as well as the bands on the tour Bless the Fall, I Killed the Prom Queen and Capture the Crown. Our guitarist Thomas Erak has had a reoccurring medical emergency that needs immediate attention and we want to support him in his recovery. We plan to make up these dates this year. We appreciate our fans continued support and look forward to seeing everyone on the upcoming Parks and Devastation tour with A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, and Motionless in White.
Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:46 AM
Their Lonely Betters (ex-Sharks) new song, "Everlasting Fire," can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:44 AM
Check the replies for a video of This Wild Life's Clouded vinyl release in-store at Fingerprints in Long Beach, CA. The LP is available now thru Kings Road Merch.

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Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:43 AM
Yahoo is playing a continuous loop of Matt Nathanson's show in Cleveland last night at the House of Blues. About 2/3 of the way through Andrew McMahon joins him on stage and they performed Tom Petty's "American Girl."

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Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:39 AM
"Hello Cruel World," the lead single from Hightide Hotel's upcoming album Naturally, is streaming on Brooklyn Vegan. If you like the song, you can pre-order the album.
Zac Djamoos on 08/22/14 - 10:38 AM
Courtesy Drop's new EP Stabilize will be released on October 28 via Animal Style Records. You can see the cover art in the replies.

Tracklisting:
1. The Eighth Gate
2. Orion
3. Space and Interaction
4. Beauty is in the Eyes of the Imperfect
5. Pegasus
Zac Djamoos on 08/22/14 - 10:35 AM
You can stream Deafheaven's new single "From the Kettle to the Coil" in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 08/22/14 - 10:30 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online, this post highlights where. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 08/22/14 - 10:07 AM
Usually we just do an update on news stories, but this one is so weird I thought it needed its own post. Yesterday we, along with the rest of the Internet, posted that Scott Weiland was arrested for possession of Methamphetamine after trying to rob a pharmacy. Well, it turns out that wasn't Scott Weiland at all. It was an imposter who used his name. The former Stone Temple Pilots frontman posted a video from the studio to prove he is, in fact, a free man.
Blake Solomon on 08/22/14 - 08:05 AM
Because They Want My Soul is awesome, and we never posted this, and it's Friday and you have time on your hands, head to the replies to watch Spoon's full live performance on KEXP. It includes new songs like, "Knock Knock Knock," "Rent I Pay," and earlier hits like "The Ghost That Lingers."
Blake Solomon on 08/22/14 - 07:20 AM
Today, I'm proud to bring you the second AbsolutePlaylist member submission! thesinkingship (Brett) brings us a playlist described as, "...an assortment of styles from flamenco to progressive metal." Check out the playlist in Rdio and Spotify renditions in the replies. To submit your own playlist, check out our submission thread!
Anthony Sorendino on 08/22/14 - 05:50 AM
Congratulations to Pete Wentz and Meagan Camper on the birth of their baby boy, Saint Lazslo.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 09:20 PM
Wild Party have released a video for "When I Get Older" and tour dates with Hellogoodbye. Both are in the replies. Phantom Pop releases October 7th via Old Friends Records.
Ryan Gardner on 08/21/14 - 06:57 PM
Watch Luke Granered of Better Off performing "Garden State of Mind" and a cover of Pedro the Lion's "Options" acoustically in the replies via Zero Platoon.
Ryan Gardner on 08/21/14 - 06:52 PM
Update: Scott Weiland was not actually arrested. It was an imposter.

Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has reportedly been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and burglary after being arrested for stealing razors from a drug store and found with meth.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/21/14 - 06:40 PM
Trash Talk's animated music video for "The Great Escape" can be seen in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/21/14 - 06:08 PM
We recently interviewed The Copyrights about its brand new record Report and recording with Mike Kennerty from the All-American Rejects. Physical copies of the album are out on Tuesday via Red Scare Industries.
While we were gone he put in some guitar leads and harmonies himself, which kind of makes him like a member of the band on this record. I mastered it at my studio here in Illinois after, probably three weeks altogether which is the longest we’ve ever spent on a record.
Deborah Remus on 08/21/14 - 05:22 PM
Sucré have posted a new song on Spotify.

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Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 05:19 PM
The Wonder Years have cancelled their Australian Tour.
We're devastated to announce that we must cancel our upcoming Australian tour due to circumstances beyond out control. We appreciate all the support we've had over the years in Australia and are looking forward to coming back as soon as our schedule permits. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 05:15 PM
Last week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast featured an interview with Hopeless Records as we took a little mini-break from our regular conversations. This week we're back with a jam-packed episode that covers a variety of topics: We look at what it's like working in this industry and offer advice for those wanting to get into it, we discuss if album cycles lead to albums being overhyped and if bands basically get two albums before collapsing under the expectations. We also touch on musicians that genre-hop in order to prolong their careers, and we ask the question everyone seems to be wondering: Uh, what the fuck is going on with Transit? Is Tim still in the band? What's going on...
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 04:13 PM
Listen to (what I assume to be) a clip of a new Pianos Become the Teeth song in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on 08/21/14 - 03:34 PM
Cobra Starship's new single "Never Been in Love (featuring Icona Pop)" will be out August 25th.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 02:02 PM
Henry Rollins has penned a piece for LA Weekly called "Fuck Suicide."
When someone negates their existence, they cancel themselves out in my mind. I have many records, books and films featuring people who have taken their own lives, and I regard them all with a bit of distain. When someone commits this act, he or she is out of my analog world. I know they existed, yet they have nullified their existence because they willfully removed themselves from life. They were real but now they are not. I no longer take this person seriously. I may be able to appreciate what he or she did artistically but it’s impossible to feel bad for them. Their life wasn’t cut short — it was purposely...
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 01:56 PM
Mark Romanek, the director of Taylor Swift's new video for "Shake it Off," has responded to Earl Sweatshirt's claims that the video was "inherently offensive."
I'm a fan of his and I think he's a really interesting artist. (I posted a Vine to one of his tracks once.) But he stated clearly that he hadn't seen the video and didn't even intend to watch it. So, respectfully, that sort of invalidates his observations from the get-go. And it's this one uninformed tweet that got reported on and rehashed, which started this whole "controversy." We simply choose styles of dance that we thought would be popular and amusing and cast the best dancers that were presented to us without much regard to...
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 01:34 PM
After a recent interview in which boxing champion Floyd Mayweather called 50 Cent "irrelevant", 50 has responded with an interesting challenge via his Instagram page:
“Floyd will you except my ALS/ESL CHALLENGE: I will donate $750k to a charity of your choice, If you can read a full page out of a Harry Potter book out loud without starting and stopping or f*cking up. lmao”
Jake Denning on 08/21/14 - 01:11 PM
So much for watching bands play! To celebrate its tenth year in Chicago (Sept. 12-14), Riot Fest organizers have moved the festival to the northern section of Humdoldt Park, with an expanded footprint, more stages and more rides. The full press release is in the replies and you can find me playing mini-golf all weekend next month. Also, tickets are still on sale.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/21/14 - 12:38 PM
Hit the replies to stream Texas In July song, "Sweetest Poison," from their upcoming album Bloodwork. Also, 30 second previews from their upcoming album are streaming on Amazon MP3.

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Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 11:37 AM
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves are streaming a full-band studio version of "Learning Curves," a b-side from their latest record You're Always On My Mind. You can check it out on the Topshelf Records tour date listings page.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/21/14 - 11:22 AM
Emery sent out an email yesterday regarding their new album You Were Never Alone. The big news from the update was that producer Aaron Sprinkle will be producing the vocals on the album.

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Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 11:02 AM
The trailer for Foo Fighters' Sonic Highways is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 11:00 AM
Mashable talks with some of the early 2000's "emo era" bands that helped bring the genre into the mainstream. You know, bands like The Early November, The Starting Line, and I Am The Avalanche.
For me, it was just what I happened to listen to. Pop music usually underwhelmed me, and true street punk music did not speak to me either. Pop punk felt just right. I could sing melodies that had emotion while still playing loud and fast.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:58 AM
The setlist from Gerard Way's show last night can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:41 AM
William Beckett has written and recorded the theme song to accompany the release of science fiction author John Scalzi's new book, Lock In. The song can be heard at Scalzi's blog and in the replies, it will be hitting iTunes and other outlets soon.

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Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:39 AM
Anberlin's site with all their lyrics and write-ups about the lyrics has been updated with all of the band's songs.
The title is a mantra that we as Anberlin have always tried to adhere to, we never wanted to be ‘rock stars’ we never wanted people to think that we thought of ourselves as better than anyone. We hope that we were more than just a band, we hope in the end that we are considered friends; I felt this was the perfect message to leave out on.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:34 AM
The Knife will be breaking up after their current tour.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:32 AM
Weezer have pushed their new album Everything Will Be Alright back to October 7th.

Track Listing
01 Ain’t Got Nobody
02 Back To The Shack
03 Eulogy For A Rock Band
04 Lonely Girl
05 I’ve Had It Up To Here
06 The British Are Coming
07 Da Vinci
08 Go Away
09 Cleopatra
10 Foolish Father
11 The Futurescope Trilogy
- I. The Wasteland
- II. Anonymous
- III. Return To Ithaka
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:24 AM
M83 have posted an unreleased video for "Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun" -- it's in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:21 AM
Gob's new album can be streamed in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:17 AM
Between the Buried and Me's trailer for their upcoming DVD, Future Sequence: Live At The Fidelitorium, can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 08/21/14 - 10:15 AM
Gates will release their debut full-length Bloom & Breathe on October 21 via Pure Noise Records. Check out the art in the replies.

Tracklist:
1. Everything That Has Ever Been
2. Bloom
3. Persist In Delusion
4. Not My Blood
5. Light The First Page
6. The Thing That Could Save You
7. Nothing You’ll Miss
8. At Last The Loneliest Of Them
9. Born Dead
10. Marrow
11. Low
12. Again At The Beginning
13. Everything That Always Will Be
Zac Djamoos on 08/21/14 - 10:11 AM
Dads have released a new song called "Fake Knees," from their upcoming full-length I'll Be The Tornado, out on October 14th. Check it out here, and peep some tour dates in the replies.
Blake Solomon on 08/21/14 - 09:37 AM
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