This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast takes a break from our regular "discuss the topics in the news" format to bring you a special episode. What we wanted to look at this week were the scene classics. What are the albums that define this music scene? What makes an album a classic? And why would we, specifically, pick it? Each one of the hosts had to narrow their selection down to three albums. We wanted to put some constraints on the list to make the choices more difficult. Then we all picked one extra "under the radar" personal scene classic. An album we consider to be in the same pantheon as the others but one that was probably under the radar or got missed by most fans of...
1. A Decade Under The Influence (Everyone Dies In Utah)
2. This Photograph is Proof (I Know You Know) (Count To Four)
3. One-Eighty By Summer (Shapes & Colors)
4. Call Me In The Morning (Paper States)
5. Cute Without The 'E' (Cut from the Team) (Pyro, Ohio)
6. You Know How I Do (Icarus The Owl)
7. Timberwolves at New Jersey (Knockout Kid)
8. Great Romances of the 20th Century (July)
9. New American Classic (Blue of Colors)
10. Set Phasers To Stun (Traditions)
11. MakeDamnSure (Ryan Stack Laser Show)
12. My Blue Heaven (The Press War)
13. Bike Scene (I Am One)
Hit the replies for a 22 minute video with JR Rotem as he talks about writing "Centuries" with Fall Out Boy. He walks through the process, goes over the sound files, and goes really indepth. Really interesting watch.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Australian hardcore band Miles Away is BACK. They're set to release their fourth full-length record, Tide, on May 5th via Six Feet Under Records. The record was produced by Jay Maas (Defeater). Hit the replies to check out a brand new song, "Grateful", a fast and heavy track about looking back on your youth and those who helped along the way. If you liked the track, you can pre-order the record soon.
At SXSW today, comedian Hannibal Burress played the drums for Speedy Ortiz. It came together after Burress tweeted an offer to play drums for any band between 12 and 5, promising that "it'll be bad." There are a few fanvideos on Instagram right now.
Cody Carson and Dan Clermont from pop-rock band Set It Off were recent guests on my podcast, This Is What I'm Into. We talk about the band's ongoing headlining tour, their most recent release Duality, and more. In addition, we learn what things they're into at time.
Saint Patrick's Day may be over, but that doesn't mean the celebration of all things Irish has to be. That's why we're sharing a new music video from Boston folk-punk group Drunken Logic. Head to the replies replies to see their video for "(The Good News Is) Nobody Gives A Damn," which will be on their sophomore album, Long Day’s Journey to the Middle, due out in the spring. If you can't get enough of Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly and Street Dogs, this band is for you.
If I had to pick an era of jazz, it would not be pre-jazz, but that being said, jazz is the music of America and it's the most American music form of all except for maybe hip-hop. So I think him appealing to that and appealing to '70s funk and R&B, rather than just trying to get another hit… I wasn't expecting him to be so particular about the feel of the album from a musical standpoint. I thought he was going to have a lot to say lyrically, and the music was going to not be industry-dictated but take more of a backseat to the lyrics. And by no means was that the case.
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Since the new Sleeping With Sirens album dropped yesterday, people have finally gotten the chance to give it a full listen. Well, it didn't take people long to realize that the song "November" sounds an awful lot like We Are The In Crowd's "Long Live The Kids" from their Feldmann produced Weird Kids. Head to the replies to compare for yourself, but it's pretty blatant to me.
The Wavves x Cloud Nothings collaborative album is now complete and the artwork with all production details can be found in the replies. Although there is no track listing or release date yet we should expect No Life For Me this year.
We're excited to bring you a new song from Speak Low If You Speak Love, the solo project of State Champs bassist Ryan Graham. Head to the replies to hear "Have My Head." It's a new track that will appear on the remastered version of Everything But What You Need, which is being re-released on March 31st via Pure Noise Records. Recommended for fans of Into It. Over It. and The Almost.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly broke Spotify's one day streaming record with 9.6 million full start-to-finish streams between 12:01AM and 11:59PM yesterday.