Check, check ... is this thing on? Is it Friday? Well, not quite, but it's still podcast day. Today we've got a special edition episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast talking exclusively about The Gaslight Anthem's upcoming new album, Get Hurt. Your two favorite hosts, and me, talk about our impressions of the album from first listen all the way up to now. Then we tackle the whole thing track-by-track and give thoughts, complaints, and discuss what we think works or doesn't work. The end of the episode has us looking at what we think about "deluxe" albums and if we consider the bonus tracks part of the canonical album or not. We really hope you enjoy it! The episode can be streamed and/or...
Living in Gainesville for four years taught me lots of things, and one of them was that there existed in Central and Northern Florida a hotbed of talented punk and emo bands. I watched groups like Gainesville's Dikembe and Orlando's You Blew It! play house shows before they signed to Tiny Engines and Topshelf Records, respectively, and I discovered Orlando's Henrietta when they put out a split with Tallahassee's Echo Base (who they will hit the road with this summer - dates in the replies) and South Florida's Gillian Carter. Henrietta, which will release its debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding, on August 28 via Animal Style, had a few older EPs which I then checked out at the time - and...
Iceage has unveiled a brand new track titled "The Lord's Favorite" with an official video which can be seen in the replies alongside some North American tour dates where the band will be showcasing new material from their as-yet unannounced new album.
You can read our interview with The Summer Sethere. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be writing for a brand new record immediately after the tour is done, shooting for a Spring 2015 release.
Legendary came out in April of 2013, I’d love to have a new record before April of 2015 just to say we got it out in under two years, that’s really my main reasoning. I want to shorten the “two year album cycle” to about a year and a half, I’d love to have it out in February.
You can read our interview with This Wild Lifehere. The band is currently on the Warped Tour, and will be releasing more video content in the fall, as well as writing new material. The band will also be one of the opening acts on Sleeping With Sirens and Pierce The Veil's winter co-headling tour.
We’re going to do a really large U.S. Tour in the winter that isn’t going to allow us to do any fall touring because of Warped Tour’s radius clause. So we’ll be home and we’ve discussed doing some different things. We’re definitely going to put out more video content in that time, we’ll be writing more because we want to get ahead of the next record – our record’s been out for a month now,...
SBTRKT will be releasing his new record, Wonder Where We Land, on September 23rd via Young Turks. You can check out the album artwork in the replies, as well as a stream of "NEW DORP. NEW YORK." which features Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend.
01) Day 1
02) Wonder Where We Land (feat. Sampha)
04) Higher (feat. Raury)
05) Day 5
06) Look Away (feat. Caroline Polachek)
07) Osea (feat. Koreless)
08) Temporary View (feat. Sampha)
09) NEW DORP. NEW YORK (feat Ezra Koenig)
10) Everybody Knows
11) Problem (Solved) (feat. Jessie Ware)
12) If It Happens (feat. Sampha)
13) Gon Stay (feat. Sampha)
14) The Light (feat. Denai Moore)
15) Voices In My Head (feat. A$AP Ferg)
Bear Hands have had some great success with their single "Giants" off their album, Distraction. So we're lucky to bring you the premiere of the band performing the single stripped down for AltarTV. Head to the replies to check it out.
Beck's Song Reader will be seeing a traditional release on July 29th. Pre-orders are now up.
Benefiting the non-profit 826 Foundation, the Beck Song Reader album includes newly-recorded versions of all 20 songs from the original release by an all-star collection of performers including Jack White, Norah Jones, Fun., Jack Black, Juanes, Jarvis Cocker, Jeff Tweedy and many others including Beck himself.
In celebration of this week's release of Anberlin's final album, Lowborn, we are posting an in-depth, three-part interview special looking back over the band's 12-year career. Part II with vocalist Stephen Christian can be found here, while part I with drummer Nate Young is here.
I’ve had so much success in the long term, and I’m not trying to say it in any monetized way or the amount of CD sales. I’m saying it by the fact that I went out, and I’ll be able to tell my grandkids one day, “Hey, follow your dreams,” and really mean it, and then say that I did. I went out, had this crazy pipedream, and I just pursued it with all I had. Look at the places I got to go, and look at the...
Purevolume has posted a video with artists talking about the ten year anniversary of Taking Back Sunday's Where You Want To Be. I'm unconvinced some of the bands are referring to the right album in the interviews, but still kinda cool -- hit the replies to see for yourself.
We’re going to put out a split EP in the fall with this rapper named GDP from Jersey. He’s a fantastic lyricist. I think it will be very positive. He’s in a project called #$ (Hash Money) – it’s him and this DJ called Space Jesus. Tomorrow we’re going to meet up with him in Seattle. He’s going to come to all of the shows in California. It’s all about keeping things freaky. It keeps things interesting.
You can now stream the new split from A Will Away and Head North. It's out now via Giant MKT. You can also check out two new videos below - "Transparent People" from A Will Away's side and "In The Water" from Head North's side.
Boardroom Heroes are releasing a new EP called New Wage on August 19th via Sinking Ship Records. It was produced/engineered by Brian McTernan (Polar Bear Club, Balance and Composure). Today, we are streaming the title track - it's in the replies. If you're looking for a loud punk rock jam, this one's for you. Like what you hear? You can pre-order the 10" vinyl.
01) Safe Words
02) New Wage
03) Here & Now
04) Waste the Nights
05) Never Ready
Backslashes and Bad Ideasrecently signed to Imminence Records, and now they're getting ready to put out a new 7", entitled Sad Is the New Black, on GiantMTK. We're excited to bring you the B-side title track to the 7". If you're a fan of bands like The Wonder Years or Transit (and this is AP.net, so you almost certainly are), you can hear the track in the replies or on the band's profile page.
Ashley Cadwallader has left Smalls. PropertyOfZack is reporting this is due to homophobia from her bandmates.
After months of struggling with the decision, Cadwallader realized she could no longer take the abuse and vitriole [sic] thrown at her by her own bandmates because they refused the accept the fact that she is gay.
Her leaving the band was a professional break. It had nothing to do with my past relationship with her, or who she is as a person. I’ve always expressed nothing but love, and respect to not only her but the people around me. I grew up with a home with a mother who taught me well; love others...
The band tracked down producer Mike Crossey in an effort to see if they could tap into something similar to the British group. "We were like, 'well that sounds different – what would happen if a band like us works with a guy who makes records sound like that?'" says Fallon.
Today we're announcing that Teenage Bottlerocket is playing the Red Scare Industries 10th Anniversary show in Chicago on October 25 at the Metro. The band joins Direct Hit!, Elway, The Falcon, The Lillingtons, The Methadones and The Brokedowns. Tickets are still available and below you'll find a quote from bassist Miguel Chen. TBR is currently on the Warped Tour and recently signed with Rise Records.
Holy shit Red Scare is ten years old! That means it's been ten years since we met Toby Jeg, our dear friend who's been with us ever since! We have a lot of great memories together and it's certainly safe to say Red Scare was a critical label in TBR's journey. Celebrating a rad...
You can now watch a bunch of footage, interviews, and performances from last night's AltPress APMAs, including performances from Fall Out Boy, Brendon Urie, Sleeping With Sirens, All Time Low, A Day To Remember, and more.
Just saw this awesome Kickstarter to fill up and tie 100 water balloons in less than a minute.
It is time to bring your water balloon fights to the next level with Bunch O Balloons - the hose attachment with 37 pre-connected balloons that automatically fill and tie themselves! This system makes it easy for kids of all ages to prepare 100 water balloons in just ONE minute, giving you enough water balloon ammo for any battle.