Update: This chat is now complete. Thanks to George, Andrew, and Josh for chatting, make sure and check them out on their headliner with The Amity Affliction, Being As An Ocean, 68', and In Hearts Wake - dates can be found here.
At 6pm PST/9pm EST, Stick To Your Guns will be swinging by to chat with us. Be sure and ask them about their upcoming record, Disobedient, which drops February 10th via Sumerian Records. You could also ask about comic books, movies, Pearl Jam, etc. Go for it.
Update: This chat is now complete. Big thank you to the guys for stopping by, make sure you check them out when they come through your city.
At 2pm PST/5pm EST, the guys in Blessthefall will be stopping by to chat under the following usernames: BeauBTF, JaredBTF, EricBTF, MattBTF, and ElliottBTF. You can ask them about their upcoming new album, that's set to release in 2015. Or, you could ask them about their return to the Vans Warped Tour main-stage - tickets/dates can be found here.
starting midnight EST on monday, you'll be able to pre-order "American Beauty/American Psycho" in the U.S. it'll be available by midnight local time the next day for the rest of the world. on iTunes you'll be able to grab the album for $7.99 (limited time only), and it'll come with an instant download of "Centuries," "American Beauty/American Psycho," and a brand new song "The Kids Aren't Alright." If you already bought "Centuries," the pre-order will be slightly cheaper, SCORE! we'll also have 3 different CD bundles available through our webstore
Sorry for being a little late this week, we recorded this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast last night. But here it is! This week's topics include: What is emo music!? We look at genres and labels and how they can so easily get attached to one's identity and everything that goes along with that. We take a brief detour to discuss just how does one live your life "the pop punk way" before discussing taking selfies on stage and that whole hoopla. We end the episode looking at ranking albums and how Max Bemis ranked his own albums recently. Do we agree? Who would we like to talk to and get their ranking of albums? Then we talk a little about Angels and Airwaves and their recent...
Pure Noise Records has signed Speak Low If You Speak Love, the solo project of Ryan Graham of State Champs. The label will re-release a remastered version of the full-length Everything But What You Need with 4 previously unheard tracks. If you're not familiar with the music, we premiered the album in Dec. 2013. Head to the replies for tour dates and more info.
Last Thursday we had a discussion about your favorite holiday hits. Today, we're excited to bring you a mixture of your favorites, and some of the staff's picks. I have to say, this is one of the most enjoyable playlists to date. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Throw on your favorite ugly sweater, take a swig of egg nog and check out "An Absolutely Punk Holiday" in both Spotify and Rdio renditions in the replies!
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Head to Complex to watch Charli XCX cover Bleachers' "Rollercoaster," as well as Bleachers' cover of Charli's "Break the Rules." You can watch the video here, and Charli XCX's new album Sucker is out in the U.S on December 16th.
Flashback to 2005: I was that reviled age and waiting in line, clutching tickets for my first My Chemical Romance show (which I had cried and screamed over at my birthday party the week prior). I heard the man in front of me going on about “stupid, little My Chemical Romance fangirls” wearing the band’s T-shirts and “ruining” the show. I looked down at my brand new MCR shirt and hoodie and turned my back, self-consciously zipping up. It was easier than to think, “Is there something wrong with me? Am I stupid? Maybe he’s right. I can’t act like a stupid fangirl.”
The new album entitled Redefine is “a very simple summation of the turn of events we’ve experienced individually and collectively,” Mosely says. “The songs carry some themes of perspective, reflection and looking ahead…the things that everybody goes through in the pivotal ages of life. There’s a track called ‘My Ways’ that expresses the feelings of returning to a familiar place that may not be so familiar anymore, so maybe you’re the one that has to change, or “redefine” your ways. It’s just all about doing what you want to do and on your own terms, or the best terms that you can present for yourself.”
Downwrite will be putting on a holiday show on December 20th at the Metro in Chicago. Matt Pryor, William Beckett, Tim Kasher, Mark Rose, John Walker, and more will be playing. The full line-up and all the information can be found in the replies.
Lots of folks are getting understandably antsy about preorder bundles. I want to apologize for the delay. I know it's a bummer to know that the album is out and you still don't have your copy. We're experiencing more delays at the vinyl manufacturer. They're manufacturing 3 different vinyl products for us, and were already backed up with orders. The first pressing of LP had terrible sound quality issues, so we had to have the record re-cut. This delayed our production even more, but was necessary to the quality of the product.
The Twin CD tin boxes are still in transit from the UK (they were held up for 3 weeks by...
Caitlin Dickson, writing for The Daily Beast, on the state of racist rock on online music services.
With the strict media laws in Germany and other European countries managing to prevent 'white power' bands from success, or at least making it into the mainstream, the SPLC’s report notes that it was America's free speech protections of U.S. that allowed the racist music industry to thrive here in the 90s. In addition to being a once-hugely profitable business, hate music has long served as a highly effective recruiting tool for the movements whose messages it espouses.
Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy is working on a solo album, setting up a new record label, and working on a split with Kevin Devine. Listen to her guest spot on the latest podcast with Damian Abraham for even more.
This Saturday, we have two different bands swinging by to chat with us. First, we'll have the guys from Blessthefall stopping by to chat at 2pm PST/5pm EST. They were just announced as one of the first main stage bands for the 2015 Vans Warped Tour, and they also announced they'll be releasing a new album in 2015. You can check out all Warped Tour dates here. Next, at 6pm PST/9pm EST, we'll have Stick To Your Guns stopping by to chat. Their upcoming record, Disobedient, will be released on 02/10/15 via Sumerian Records.
Light You Up has debuted its video for "It's About Time" from its upcoming debut LP All We've Ever Known. You can view the video in the replies and pre-orders are available on the band's webstore. The band was also announced as part of the Pure Noise Records UK Tour.
Quiet Country Audio is back with a session from San Diego punk rock royalty Weatherbox. Head to the replies to watch them perform "Bring Us The Head of Weatherbox," "Dark All Night," "Mountain" and "Broken Glowsticks."
Brian Southall who some of you may know through Boys Night Out, The Receiving End of Sirens, Isles & Glaciers or his various other projects had a band before all of those ventures. That band is Fordirelifesake and they have reunited to release a new EP called Speak Ill of The Dead which will be released December 16th. You can stream the group's first song in ten years called "I'll Make You A Nomad" in the replies. After you check out the track, be sure to head over to Bandcamp to pre-order the new album.
Pure Noise Records has welcomed Toronto pop-punk act Like Pacific to the family. Their self-titled EP will be released on January 20th. We're streaming the first track, "Suffering," in the replies. You can pre-order the EP physically and digitally. Recommended for fans of The Story So Far, The Wonder Years and Knuckle Puck.
We're excited to announce the launch of Fireworks guitarist Brett Ayala Jones' solo project. He enlisted the help of Teddy Roberts (Fireworks) on drums, Adam Mercer (Fireworks) on organ and friend Sam Harris on upright bass to track a 3-song EP titled Tramp, due out in 2015. Head to the replies to hear "Sweet Tooth."