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This holiday week is always a little slow around the website ... but, we didn't want to leave you hanging without an episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast. We recorded a special "AMA" episode that goes through a whole bunch of questions asked to us either on the website or Twitter (using the #AskAP hashtag). We cranked out a whole bunch of them and I put a run down of those questions in the show notes. We want to say thanks to everyone that asked us any questions, we'll definitely be doing this again in the future -- so if you have feedback, let us know! Thank you to everyone that listened or gave this podcast a try this year, I think I speak for all three of the hosts when I say that it...
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 03:38 PM
This weeks Warped Tour announcement video can be found in the replies. Black Boots, Escape The Fate, Hands Like Houses, M4Sonic, and Le Castle Vania will be part of the tour this year.
Jake Denning on 12/24/14 - 04:58 PM
This Friday at 4pm PST/7pm EST, the fellas from Hands Like Houses will be swinging by to chat, as part of our weekly chat series with Warped Tour bands. Not only will they be part of this years tour (dates/tickets found here), they'll also be a part of Silverstein's 10th anniversary tour for Discovering The Waterfront.
Jake Denning on 12/24/14 - 04:58 PM
Head to the replies to watch yellowbirddd perform "Silent Night."
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/24/14 - 03:20 PM
Everyone's excited about going home but I'm embarrassed to tell my mum. All the Christmas lights and the mistletoe are only making me feel more alone.
Reviews Yellowbirddd - Centinela (Kelly Doherty)
James Blake - 200 Press (Jake Jenkins)
Kelly Doherty on 12/24/14 - 07:08 AM
Set Your Goals vocalist Matt Wilson has started a new band called Chains. Listen to their first song, "Cages," in the replies. Their debut EP, The Sorrow, The Sadness, will be out in early 2015 through Calaveras Records.
I am equal parts darkness and light, and I have always had ideas that wouldnít quite work for Set Your Goals; either the lyrics were too dark or the parts were too aggressive. Chains is an outlet for that. Once Set Your Goals slowed down I was able to put my ideas into motion. I grew up listening to extreme music, and this project is more in line with those tastes.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/23/14 - 09:57 PM
Anberlin posted an image on Instagram stating that they'll be releasing merch projects, live records, a vinyl box set and more next year.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/23/14 - 04:52 PM
Last call for band, label, industry EOTY lists! We're collecting "end of the year lists" right here for our year end feature. This way of submitting lists is for industry related folk and bands only. If you're a member/reader/special person of the website, you can post your top albums of 2014 lists right here in our forums. We are almost done with all our staff lists, look for these on January 5th.
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 02:13 PM
The Ataris' So Long, Astoria is up for pre-order on vinyl via ShopRadioCast.
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 02:07 PM
Plain White T's new album, American Nights, is now up for pre-order on Pledge Music.

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Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 02:04 PM
Fireworks guitarist Brett Ayala Jones announces preorders of solo EP, "Tramp" on hometown label Save Your Generation Records.
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 02:02 PM
Sleepwave's new video for "Whole Again" is in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 02:00 PM
Tom DeLonge has talked with NME, and says Blink-182 have "solved the puzzle" for how to release their new album.
"We've just started the conversation in the past couple of days of when/where and how to start recording," he said. "We've been kind of taking our time trying to figure out the best way to put the record out, you know. I think we just solved that puzzle a couple of weeks ago. I donít think we have anything to prove. I think we have to just try and go into it and try to make the best album of our career and create a situation thatís really creative and conducive to that idea"
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:58 PM
Jump to the replies to watch the first trailer released from the upcoming Entourage movie which is set to hit theaters next summer.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/23/14 - 01:57 PM
Say Anything frontman, Max Bemis, was caught on video puking on stage last night ... by TMZ. Weird.
Lead singer Max Bemis was towards the end of the set at the House of Blues in West Hollywood when he projectile vomited without warning. It's unclear why ... but there was alcohol on stage so it ain't that hard to read between the lines.
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:53 PM
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:51 PM
Bayside's rendition of "Angels We Have Heard on High" is in the replies.
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:50 PM
The Movielife have scheduled a second reunion show.
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:48 PM
Karen O has confirmed that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' are on a "bit of a hiatus."
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:46 PM
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:44 PM
Dessa performed some songs for NPR on with the VocalEssence choir. Hit the replies for "Skelton Key" and "The Good Fight."
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 01:43 PM
You can check out my new interview with Issues here. The band will return to the studio in 2015, set for a tentative fall release. They will also be touring in the spring.
Jake Denning on 12/23/14 - 12:24 PM
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.
Jason Tate on 12/23/14 - 02:00 AM
Head to the replies to check out a video interview that Heartsupport did with Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men), titled "Hope in Hardship".
Jake Denning on 12/22/14 - 04:52 PM
Jason Tate on 12/22/14 - 04:44 PM
Anthony Green has released two new songs for the holidays. Head over to his Bandcamp to stream "Better Half" and "Christmas Waltz."
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/22/14 - 03:03 PM
You can stream Mord Fustang's new album, Doppelgangbanger, over on The Fader.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/22/14 - 02:49 PM
You can watch Ariana Grande's music video for "Santa Tell Me" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/22/14 - 02:38 PM
The Sidekicks will be heading out on tour next month in support of their new album, Runners in the Nerved World. You can find all of the dates in the replies with another new song called "Summer Brings You Closer To Satan."
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/22/14 - 02:28 PM
Wind In Sails, the solo project of former Vanna vocalist/guitarist Evan Pharmakis, has signed to Equal Vision imprint Headphone Music. His sophomore album, Morning Light, will be released on February 24th. Artwork is in the replies.

Track Listing
1. Push and Shove
2. Keeping Count
3. Level Head
4. Lucid State
5. Murder Backwards
6. Side By Side
7. Hanging Over You
8. Set Adrift
9. The Mess We're In
10. Heart to Focus
11. Wild Child
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/22/14 - 02:09 PM
Knuckle Puck has signed to Rise Records. They'll release their debut full-length in the summer. A signing video is in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/22/14 - 02:04 PM
Picturesque has released its debut EP. Listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 12/22/14 - 10:17 AM
It looks like Thrice have some plans for 2015.
Anthony Sorendino on 12/22/14 - 09:38 AM
Hit the replies to watch Hayley Williams of Paramore perform "Blue Christmas."
Jason Tate on 12/21/14 - 08:22 AM
Stream a new Northern Faces' song called "Wait Wait Wait" on Kick Kick Snare.
Ryan Gardner on 12/21/14 - 08:02 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 DiVincenzo10 Songs for Every Horror Fanís Christmas Playlist
Ryan GardnerCharlie XCX, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, and Christmas movies.
Jason Tate on 12/21/14 - 02:00 AM
Hit the replies for a really interesting hour long interview with Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy talking about music creation, technology, and demonstrating songwriting techniques with GarageBand.
Jason Tate on 12/20/14 - 02:59 PM
Update: This chat is now over. Thanks to Ryan and Tuck for stopping by, be sure and catch them this summer on the Warped Tour.

At 1pm PST/4pm EST, Fit For A King will be swinging by to chat with us. They were just announced for this upcoming Vans Warped Tour, all dates/tickets can be found here. You can also talk to them about their album Slave To Nothing, which is out via Solid State Records. Or, you can talk to them about anything else you have on your mind.
Jake Denning on 12/20/14 - 12:57 PM
The Matches have released 10YearsEVDKTL, a live recording of E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals plus encore tracks. The band also announced their plans to play in Australia.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/20/14 - 09:42 AM
Mae have released The Stageit Sessions on bandcamp.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/20/14 - 09:25 AM
Check the replies to see how candy canes are made by hand. Just want to wish everyone a great weekend and start to the holiday week.
Jason Tate on 12/19/14 - 01:00 PM
Fall Out Boy have posted a Q&A video with fans on Vine.
Jason Tate on 12/19/14 - 12:47 PM
You can watch a mini tour documentary featuring Lagwagon and the Swingin' Utters in the replies. It was shot last month when the bands were touring across Canada.
Deborah Remus on 12/19/14 - 12:36 PM
No Sleep Records have released a Christmas compilation.

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Jason Tate on 12/19/14 - 12:22 PM
Mike Green will be producing I The Mighty's new album. They will be entering the studio in January.

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Jason Tate on 12/19/14 - 12:20 PM
Accents have released a Christmas album at Noisetrade. The album is Pay-What-You-Want, with all proceeds being donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Jason Tate on 12/19/14 - 12:18 PM
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