With the excitement surrounding Nightmare of You and Armor For Sleep playing shows again, I recently found myself inspired to look back on bands that left us all too soon. So today's playlist, brought to you by yours truly, is a hazy trip down memory lane.
Check out the playlist in the replies and break out the tissues - this might be a hard one to get through.
The Republic of Wolves is one of the my favorite bands, and today is the release of the very first ever vinyl pressing of their debut EP, His Old Branches. To celebrate, each copy of the EP comes with a digital download of His Black Teeth - an alternate version of His Old Branches featuring reimagined versions of each song from the EP. We're excited to bring you "Between His Black Teeth," the new version of "For His Old Branches," in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can pick up a copy of His Old Branches at the Simple Stereo webstore.
Say Hi is back this year with a new studio album titled Bleeders Digest, out on September 18th via Barsuk Records. You can check out two new songs, "The Grass Is Always Greener" and "Creatures of the Night," and his upcoming tour dates with Death Cab For Cutie in Australia and Telekinesis in North America, in the replies.
Autumn is choosing to defend herself in court the first week in August. This project is to help her raise money for a lawyer to fight back against Jake and his lawyers. Jake is also trying to make her pay all court costs. On top of that, she has to fly out of the state, resulting in a huge financial burden. She is also unable to continue to pay for her therapy because of this.
The singer, who revealed last year that he suffers with glaucoma, has teamed up with Revo for their 'Buy Vision, Give Sight' campaign which aims to raise $10 million (£6.25 million) for screening and glasses.
This notion of rock music being for white people only is not only damaging to the genre and “scenes” which people belong to, but extremely exclusionary to people of colour who actually enjoy the music. Going to gigs to be a part of the musical experience is normal but when you feel like you don’t belong in a place, I’ve found that it prevents you from even going to the shows in the first place. This ends up creating a genre where it only feels welcoming to one specific type of people. It’s become a very common thing to say “no sexism, no...
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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.
We got a lot of feedback on last week's AbsolutePunk Podcast episode and this week we tackle it all. We answer questions about if Warped Tour should take a year off to get their shit together, if in hindsight we think Apple's acquisition of Beats was worth it, thoughts on PVRIS, thoughts on DRM, the impossibility of answering a "three favorite albums of all time" question, and the economics of asking fans to buy stuff before getting to meet a band. We end the episode looking at the five apps we first install on a new computer and talk about The Maine's free tour and how we think that'll all work out. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
Foals recently stopped by BBC Radio 1 to perform an exclusive session show for just a handful of fans. You can now watch their explosive performance of "What Went Down" - the title track from their forthcoming album - in the replies.
We are writing this to inform you all that we will be moving forward without Arin IIejay as our drummer. Arin has been nothing but a positive energy and monster drummer for us over the past 4 years. We love the guy and always will. We are and will always be grateful to him for helping us to move forward through some very dark times. Creatively though, we felt we needed to move in a different direction. While we can’t say more at this time, we are excited for the future and looking forward to sharing our plans soon with the greatest fans in the world. As always we appreciate your understanding and unwavering support.
We’re happy to once again be a media partner for this year’s Riot Fest. We just wanted to remind everyone that the festival is happening soon in Denver (Aug. 28-30,) Chicago (Sept. 11-13) and Toronto (Sept. 19-20.) You can find the latest lineups for each date here and be sure to keep your eyes open for coverage on AP.net over the next few weeks too.
Members of Say Anything and Modern Baseball performed the national anthem at a minor-league baseball home game for the Boise Hawks (they're a farm team for the Colorado Rockies). There's a video in the replies.