A Skylit Drive vocalist Michael "Jag" Jagmin will be answer questions from fans in the replies. Come talk to him about the band's upcoming acoustic album, Rise: Ascension, his New Year's resolutions and anything else you'd like to know.
"As a white dude, as a white rapper, I'm like, how do I participate in this conversation? How do I get involved on a level where I'm not co-opting the movement, where I'm not making it about me, but also realizing the platform that I have and the reach that I have?"
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Author, who recorded their first EP with Aaron Marsh (Copeland), are releasing their beautiful debut album Of Brighter Days on January 15th. Today, we are premiering a new song called "Wander" and as expected, fans of Copeland should like what they hear. Give it a listen in the replies.
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.
Update: Due to server issues, the chat has been postponed until tomorrow, December 31st at 12pm PST/3pm EST.
A Skylit Drive will be ending the year with AP.net chat tomorrow, December 30th, at 12pm PST/3pm EST. Come talk to them about their upcoming acoustic album, Rise: Ascension, their recent line-up changes, their favorite Christmas presents and more.
Pure Noise Records has released a free winter sampler. The label has also announced that it will release new full lengths from Hit The Lights, Four Year Strong, The Story So Far, Senses Fail and State Champs in 2015.
Stream a new Rocky Loves Emily song titled "Matthew" in the replies. It's a tribute to their former roadie, who passed away from an overdose. The band's new album, Miserable Love, is due out in the late spring/early summer.
Enjoy the Ride Records has released Kevin Devine's Live at Looney Tunes and the Bridge and Tunnel original motion picture soundtrack on vinyl. The latter features new music from features new music from Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan, Bayside, I Am the Avalanche's Vinnie Caruana and more, and we're giving away a copy on Facebook.
Update: This chat is now over. Thanks to the guys for stopping by, and we'll look forward to catching your set on the Silverstein tour in a few weeks and Warped Tour in the summer.
At 4pm PST/7pm EST, Hands Like Houses will be joining us to chat in this thread. The band was just announced as part of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, and you can find dates/tickets here. You can also see the band a little bit earlier as part of Silverstein's 10th anniversary tour for Discovering The Waterfront, dates are in the replies. Feel free to ask them whatever you'd like!
I want to wish everyone a safe and fun holiday season. The website always slows down a little toward the end of the year, no doubt because we're all stuffing ourselves with good food and drinks (hopefully some good music too). If you're looking for something to do over the next few days, the AbsolutePunk Podcast released our AMA episode for Christmas, we've got a thread up in the general forum for "best of 2014" lists (the staff feature will be up on January 5th), and there's a pretty fun "what did you get for Christmas" thread up as well.