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Death Cab For Cutie will release its new album, Kintsugi, on March 31st.
Drew Beringer on 01/12/15 - 07:40 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.
Alex DiVincenzoPeruse my Top 30 Albums of 2014 and see if there's any gems you missed.
Jake JenkinsAny and all Deafheaven fans need to be listening to Woods of Desolation.
Anthony SorendinoThe Rooster Teeth podcast.
Jason Tate on 01/11/15 - 02:00 AM
An artist agency recently tweeted out a congratulations to two of their actors for booking a job on the Nate Ruess music video. Some on Twitter are speculating it's for a solo album, but my first guess was the Brian Wilson collaboration.

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Jason Tate on 01/10/15 - 10:55 PM
All Time Low have tweeted out this cryptic link and video.
Jason Tate on 01/10/15 - 10:50 PM
The Heydaze's new video for "Don Juan" is below.
Ryan Gardner on 01/10/15 - 06:08 PM
Dylan Reznick of Friendzone recently took to Facebook to post an update on the status of the production duo. He says that their long awaited album with Main Attrakionz, 808's and Dark Grapes 3, is finished and will be released on Neil Young's Vapor Records this year.
Creatively, we’re still going strong as ever… Our sound has developed and expanded and gone in all sorts of directions. We’ve also been dedicated to completing our opus with Main Attrakionz, 808s + Dark Grapes 3, and ended up creating 100s of songs and scrapping four or five full length albums. After 3 years and many mental breakdowns, we’ve finally reached a point where we are all completely satisfied with the ...
Jake Jenkins on 01/10/15 - 04:23 PM
Ryan Cabrera and Secondhand Serenade are co-headlining the "Radio Revival Tour" with support from Nick Thomas, Runaway Saints and Wind In Sails. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/10/15 - 10:34 AM
Vitaform's video for their new single "Rope" can be found in the bottom.
Zac Djamoos on 01/09/15 - 02:31 PM
Looks like Fall Out Boy will be debuting "Uma Thurman" on Sirius XM this weekend during Hits and Misses.
Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 01:39 PM
Philip Ball, writing for Scientific America, explains how game theorists have "cracked poker." Hope everyone has a great Friday and a great weekend.
A new computer algorithm can play one of the most popular variants of poker essentially perfectly. Its creators say that it is virtually “incapable of losing against any opponent in a fair game”. This is a step beyond a computer program that can beat top human players, as IBM's chess-playing computer Deep Blue famously did in 1997 against Garry Kasparov, at the time the game's world champion. The poker program devised by computer scientist Michael Bowling and his colleagues at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, along with...
Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 01:26 PM
Somos have dropped off their tour with Dads.
We have some unfortunate news to share: we are no longer on the February tour with Dads and Roger Harvey. Dropping a tour is a tough thing to do, and I want to be very open about why we came to this decision. I have struggled with anxiety and depression, and it eventually built up to the point where touring in February was daunting and unmanageable. I recently started to get serious about treatment, but we want to have a few months off while I pursue the goal of dramatically improving my mental health. We plan on continuing to tour and make music, once I take the proper time to address my health. We sincerely apologize to Dads and Roger...
Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 01:23 PM
Jeff Rosenstock will be releasing his new album, We Cool?, on March 3rd on Sideone Dummy Records.

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Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 01:21 PM
Hit the replies for a video interview with Joyce Manor recently.

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Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 01:18 PM
Rolling Stone sat down to talk with Fall Out Boy.
"Real early on we decided that, regardless of who wrote what, we'd split everything four ways," says Patrick Stump. "There are records where I've done a whole song or Joe [Trohman] has written an entire music bed, but we all get the same credit. If there's four of us onstage, the four of us are receiving the same amount of credit, the same amount of money and the same amount of everything."

Many of their friends in other bands were shocked when they learned of the arrangement. "They were like, "Are you guys crazy?'" says Stump. 'You do all the writing!' And all those bands are broken up, every single one of them."
Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 01:14 PM
Explosions in the Sky have posted an update on their website. They're working on a new album.
Sorry that we've been running silent for awhile. The last few years have been pretty hectic for us (touring, working on soundtracks, etc.), so we've spent the last few months in hibernation. 2015 will also be on the quiet side, at least as far as touring and shows are concerned. This is because we'll be spending most of our time writing and recording stuff for a new album. We're well into the process, but we still have a ways to go. We're pretty excited about what we're coming up with and we'll keep you posted as we go. Anyway, we just wanted to say welcome to 2015 and we hope it goes okay...
Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 01:09 PM
Fall Out Boy's performance of "Centuries" on the People's Choice Awards can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 01:06 PM
The Get Up Kids have announced a short tour in March. Dates in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/09/15 - 11:00 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 page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on 01/09/15 - 11:00 AM
Watch Childish Gambino's music video for "Sober" in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/09/15 - 10:50 AM
You can stream the new Palisades album, Mind Games, over at Red Bull. The album drops January 13th via Rise Records.
Jake Denning on 01/09/15 - 10:09 AM
The Ghost Inside have parted ways with guitarist Aaron Brooks. All future tour dates can be found here.
Jake Denning on 01/09/15 - 10:01 AM
Today, I'm very excited to share a brand new music video from Heart To Heart for their song "Hellbound". The song can be found on their 2014 Pure Noise Records release, Dulce, which was one of my favorite records of the year. If you liked what you heard, you can pick up the record. Head to the replies to check out the video.
Jake Denning on 01/09/15 - 09:54 AM
If you're looking for a heartwarming story to make your Friday a little better, look no further. Hardcore bands may have a notorious reputation to some, but to many it is known for being among the most united and loyal. One of the scene's most well-respected veterans, Nate Gluck, a bassist and manager for many bands throughout his career, has been stricken with stomach cancer. Due to the overwhelming bills that this illness brings, a GoFundMe was started. Less than 24 hours since it has been started, over $50,000 has been raised. We wish the best for Nate and his family during this time.
Christian Wagner on 01/09/15 - 09:31 AM
Plenty of people say our genre of music (whatever that even is anymore) all sounds the same, but one dude proved that popular "country" music is actually the same song over and over and over again. Head to the replies to hear the mash-up featuring such acts as Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton.
Blake Solomon on 01/09/15 - 09:01 AM
Slaves (UK) have released their official video for the new single "The Hunter". Check it out in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 01/09/15 - 08:48 AM
Current and former members of Vanna, A Loss For Words, Since the Flood and other Massachusetts groups have formed a hardcore band called Brickwalker. Their first song, "Open Eyes," is streaming on Bandcamp.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/09/15 - 08:06 AM
Antique Records has signed three new bands: Well Kept Things, Trophy Lungs, and Microwave. To celebrate, the label has released a video sampler of five Spring 2015 albums. Watch it in the replies, where you'll also find the spring release list.
Ryan Gardner on 01/09/15 - 08:04 AM
Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of All Time Low will be hosting this year's APMAS.
Keagan Ilvonen on 01/08/15 - 06:25 PM
Sir Sly's debut television performance was on Conan last night.
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 05:08 PM
The first AbsolutePunk Podcast of 2015 is here and we're using it to look back at 2014 and everything we loved (and hated) about it. This week's topics include our feelings on the staff "best of" list and how that all came together. We also take a look at our own personal lists and what made those lists and what was left off -- we discuss a few of the albums at random and look at the most surprising inclusions. Then we talk a little bit about why some of the albums on our lists weren't talked about much during the year and then ended up being in the top tier. We finish up talking about our most anticipated albums for this year (a topic where we're now allowed to mention Brand New) and we...
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 04:41 PM
Hit the replies to check out a brand new music video from OATH, titled "Sorrow Society".
Jake Denning on 01/08/15 - 02:57 PM
Ed Rose is now the in-house engineer for the Lawrence, KS public library music studio.
Ed Rose has been helping bands record across the country since the 80′s, but you may recognize him as the Chief Engineer over at Black Lodge Recording in Eudora. He’s worked with a number of popular bands, including The Get Up Kids, Touche Amore, The Casket Lottery, The Capsules (pictured below with Rose), and more.
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:39 PM
Runaway Brother's new single "Moth" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:38 PM
Periphery's new song "Alpha" can be streamed in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:36 PM
It looks like Farewell Continental have begun recording their new album.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:35 PM
American Football appeared and played acoustic versions of a few songs on today's episode of Comedy Bang Bang.

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Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:33 PM
Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms has posted a new blog.
To be clear: I hate the idea of thuggish censorship. I hate violence. I strongly distrust guns. I hate radical fundamentalism, whether it’s islam or christianity. Fuck it all. However, I think that our narrative is deeply flawed when we see these kinds of acts and don’t even ask why they’re happening beyond “wow, these assholes hate our freedom and get super butthurt when you mock their dumb prophet.” That’s ignoring A) that this is an act perpetrated by crazy people and B) that there’s rage out there that’s very real and it’s the result of personal loss and horrible grief. “They hate our freedom?” Sheeeit, maybe because our...
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:31 PM
The Offspring are teasing their new single on Facebook.
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:27 PM
Hit the replies to stream Chains' new EP, The Sorrow, The Sadness.
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:26 PM
Luke Johnson has left No Devotion. Matt Tong will be filling in on the band's upcoming recordings, and Phil Jenkins live.
No Devotion has been an integral part of my daily life for the last two years. It comes with great sadness to announce that after the NYC show on October 28th 2014 I parted ways with No Devotion. This was a very difficult decision to make; we have been through a lot together. Love ‘em like brothers! I’d like to say a big thank you to all the people that continue to support me, especially the Fans! Much love and Respect!
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:24 PM
Iron and Wine will be releasing a new set of archival recordings. The first set Archive Series Volume No. 1 will be out February 24th. Hit the repleis to stream "Everyone's Summer of '95."
Jason Tate on 01/08/15 - 12:21 PM
Choke Up will release their debut full-length, Black Coffee, Bad Habits, via Black Numbers on February 3. The band takes cues from acts like Hot Water Music, as BrooklynVegan pointed out when they streamed their first single "Thicket And Vine," but I also hear a fair amount of newer-school gruff-punk-ish emo like Captain, We're Sinking in the song we're debuting today, titled "KC." Check it out in the replies, and if you dig it, you can pre-order Black Coffee, Bad Habits via the Black Numbers webstore.
Thomas Nassiff on 01/08/15 - 09:39 AM
Progressive indie alt rockers The Dirty Jacks dropped their new EP, All Part of the Plan, on Tuesday. You can watch the Maryland-based group's new music video "God I Never Felt This Nice" in the replies, where you can also stream the EP. Their unique sound might appeal to fans of Circa Survive, Coheed and Cambria, Incubus or Glassjaw.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/08/15 - 08:43 AM
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