This was one of those episodes where when we finished recording we both knew we had a lot of fun recording it. I think that comes across in our spirited discussion. On this week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast we talk a little about the Star Wars trailer, the acceptance of nerd culture in the mainstream, Brand New playing "Sealed to Me" live and if listening to live videos ruins the experience and creates unfair expectations about new music. We also touch on The Ataris as the lost band from a specific wave of pop-punk -- which leads into a talk about the things that could have been in the scene. We talk about The Wonder Years' new album being finished and what our expectations and...
Nate Ruess will be releasing "Ah ha" on Monday. The artwork for the single can be found here. Oh, yeah, it was done by Sam Means ... Nate's former bandmate from The Format. This is the song that turned my excitement for this album up to 11, I'm excited to hear other thoughts on it.
Green Day's long time producer, Rob Cavallo, tells Kerrang that he's heard new Green Day demos and they sound "fantastic." Just no more triple discs please.
"I recently heard five new songs that Billie has written and demoed,” Rob tells Kerrang!. "Let me tell you, they were just fantastic. He is absolutely at the top of his game. Fans can be sure that when they do return, the music will be amazing."
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The Getaway Drive were a band from New York that hit the scene way back in the Myspace/Purevolume days. They disbanded many moons ago but recently got back together to record a new song called "Battlegrounds" which you can find in the replies. The band is also playing a ten year anniversary show tomorrow if you live in New York.
Matt: I think it's too soon to know. I'm about to go on an Alkaline Trio tour for a couple months. There's some time and some things that those guys need to figure out before we can start saying I'm a permanent member. But that is a hope of mine. If we're discussing recording an album, I think that seals the deal. But, we shall see, only time can tell.
It's been ten years since Blackalicious dropped new music. Well, the group is back and have launched a Pledge Music to help fund their new album, Imani Vol. 1. The group has also released a new song called "On Fire Tonight" which you can check out in the replies.
In what is surely to be a contender for album of the year, Wet have announced they will release their debut album, Don't You, later this year via Columbia Records. You can stream the beautiful new single "Deadwater" in the replies. This is one record you don't want to sleep on this year.
Camera Shy (Whirr and Nothing) have announced that they will release their self-titled debut album on July 14th via Run For Cover Records. You can watch their new music video for "Your Only One" in the replies.
02) Your Only One
03) Color Radiate
05) New Something
06) Underwater Days
07) Take Your Time
08) Seemingly Ill
Shane Henderson (Valencia) and Mark Rose (Spitalfield) are heading out on a ten city Midwest/Northeast co-headliner (dates in the replies). The two songwriters will be sharing the stage together, backing each other up on songs from their different catalogues, telling stories, and having a good old time. Downwrite.com is co-presenting the intimate performances and is running a contest giving away a custom song, inspired by you, written and recorded by Mark & Shane together at the end of the tour. Plus, you get a 10% off promo code towards a Downwrite song just for entering. Check out all the details in the replies, and good luck!
Film and Music Video Director Ian McFarland (Rungs in a Ladder: Jacob Bannon, The Outlaw: Dan Hardy, The Problem Solver:Joe Lauzon, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Fear Factory, Agnostic Front) is crafting an intimate portrait of the two industry leaders, two of the most respected individuals in the 35-year history of hardcore punk music. In addition to inspiring and nurturing multiple generations of bands that followed their lead, Miret and Stigma have remained close friends through great adversity that sometimes threatened their very existence.
In a statement on his GoFundMe page, Fekete says his cancer is so rare that there is little research on it, and the alternative treatment plan his team of doctors is recommending as a complement to chemotherapy is only partially covered by insurance.
Lauren from Chvrches got anotherrape threat (the beyond messed up threat is included in the tweet, just fyi).
My band is lucky enough to have some of the most awesome, supportive and respectful fans in the world and we are so excited to be in the studio making an album to share with them. Yet, on a daily basis, we still receive communications like this. These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let's see who blinks first.
Last week I got the chance to see Cartel perform Chroma in its entirety (plus some surprise favorites). Hit The Lights, Team, and Driver Friendly were all out to support. Take a trip back to 2005 and check out our photos and show review in the replies!
After "If I Fail," Will said, "I'm pretty sure the St. Patty's day show was completely blown out just now. This is probably the most fun I've had in ten years; I'm not kidding."
Creep Records has posted all of their leftover Record Store Day titles for sale on their webstore. Titles still available include The Front Bottoms / GDP split 7-inch (Limited to 2000), Pity Sex (Limited to 500), Dave Hause (Limited to 2000), and the Tim Kasher / Chris Farren Split (Limited to 1000). Also, if you use the code ABSOLUTEPUNK at checkout you'll get 5% off your order.