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Marianas Trench are playing a couple new songs on tour. Hit the replies for videos of "Shut Up and Kiss Me," "This Means War," "While We're Young," and "Who Do You Love."
Joe DeAndrea on 06/29/15 - 09:01 PM
The Wonder Years have released the first single from their forthcoming new LP, No Closer To Heaven — the track is called “Cardinals” and you can watch the music video for it in the replies. No Closer To Heaven is out on September 4 via Hopeless Records and is now available for pre-order. When you pre-order the record, you are prompted to select one of four charities to which the band will make a donation to -- Futures Without Violence, Puppies Behind Bars, After-School All-Stars, or The Herren Project. More information on each of those charities is in the replies as well.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/29/15 - 08:59 PM
Direct Hit! will be releasing More of the Same (Satanic Singles: 2010-2014) on August 21st through Red Scare Industries.
Deborah Remus on 06/29/15 - 05:36 PM
Update: Huge thank you to the band and everyone for hanging out. The chat has now ended.

We'd like to welcome Good Old War to the website to chat today about their new album Broken Into Better Shape, which was released today. Hit the replies to chat with the guys about that, their upcoming tour, plans for the future, etc. You can also find our interview with them from earlier today here.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/29/15 - 05:00 PM
Camera Shy's latest song called "Colors Radiate" can be heard in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/29/15 - 04:32 PM
Gatherers have released a new song called "Assembly" which you can find in the replies. The band will release their new album, Quiet World, on July 31st via Equal Vision Records.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/29/15 - 04:22 PM
Selena Gomez has released the video for her latest single called "Good For You" -- it's in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/29/15 - 04:17 PM
Head to the replies to watch Jack Ü (Skrillex & Diplo) and Justin Bieber's new music video for "Where Are Ü Now."
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/29/15 - 04:13 PM
Mindless Self Indulgence will release their "lost" album entitled, Pink, on September 18th via Metropolis Records. The album is now available for pre-order.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/29/15 - 04:05 PM
Hanson has announced some new tour dates starting in the fall -- they're in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/29/15 - 03:59 PM
Soren Bryce has signed to Washington Square and will release her Self-Titled EP on August 28th. You can stream the first single called "Chariot" in the replies.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/29/15 - 03:55 PM
Head over to Stereogum to stream the fantastic new album from Main Attrakionz, 808's & Dark Grapes III.
Jake Jenkins on 06/29/15 - 12:41 PM
Today we're happy to welcome Anna Acosta to our staff. Anna's written up a little welcome blurb below. Please join me in welcoming her to our team
Message from AnnaAP.net has been my primary news source - albeit, mostly through Tumblr - for as long as I’ve been music blogging, and I’m thrilled to be joining the team. I’m a former publicist turned writer (need website copy? I’m your girl), musician and music journalist whose bread & butter is pop-punk. Faves include Coheed & Cambria, Automatic Loveletter/Juliet Simms, The Wonder Years, Pvris and Dr. Funke’s 100% Natural Good-Time Family Band Solution.
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 12:37 PM
We recently spoke with Good Old War about their new album Broken Into Better Shape, which is officially out today. Don't forget the band will be chatting on the website tonight at 8pm EST.
We’re more inspired to write while we’re down, but on the other hand we never can leave it at that. We’re not the type of people that can just leave it at that. It’s like, we can get out of this, you know? By the time you’re done writing a song, you feel better, and that’s the whole idea. You can tell the story of writing the song with the song.
Jonathan Bautts on 06/29/15 - 12:35 PM
Butch Walker will be on Jimmy Kimmel on July 2nd.
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 12:20 PM
Luke Morgan Britton, writing for The Guardian, looks at the psychological dangers of life as a touring musician.
For many, the contrast between the highs of a successful show and the anti-climactic low that often follows can be hard to adjust to, a phenomenon that has been termed “post-performance depression’, or PPD. Mental health professional John C Buckner writes: “When the body experiences major shifts in mood, it is flooded with several different neurotransmitters, resulting in a biochemical release that leads to a feeling of ecstasy. After these moments the nervous system needs time to recalibrate itself to prepare for another release. After an exciting performance the body...
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:58 AM
After being booed off stage in Ohio, Puddle of Mudd have deleted their Facebook page. Looks like some other (also awful) band has taken it over to try and get some publicity.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:50 AM
Motion City Soundtrack said during their set at Summerfest that LP6 would being released in September.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:46 AM
Greg Horbal has quit The World is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die.

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Update: Heard from management that Greg has not "officially quit the band" but that he will not be performing with them live any longer but may play on future records. And that "they are a very loose collective that have members come and go so it's not really like he left the band as much as he won't be as active with them."
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:44 AM
Kelefa Sanneh, writing in The New Yorker, about Spraynard:
Like many of the most important pop-punk bands, Spraynard has figured out that the genre’s juvenile reputation doesn’t preclude thoughtfulness. In fact, the continued vitality of pop punk owes a lot to deft songwriters like Graham, who understand that energetic songs need not be cheerful. (In this respect, the genre’s true trailblazer is not Green Day but Blink-182, who chronicled depression and diarrhea with equal gusto.) “Mable” is full of songs about strained relationships, not all of them necessarily romantic—it is possible that Graham’s most traumatic breakup, and reconciliation, was with his band.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:40 AM
The major labels have settled with Sirius XM for $210 million over the satellite broadcaster's unlicensed use of pre-1972 music.
The lawsuit came in the aftermath of a class action filed by Flo & Eddie of The Turtles and aimed to use California state misappropriation laws -- also called common law copyrights -- to win compensation over the use of sound recordings made before such recordings fell under federal copyright protection. For years, record labels accepted publicity and no royalties from terrestrial radio operators, but changes in how music is consumed have changed the dynamic.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:36 AM
Thief Club's acoustic version of "Fragile Eyes" is streaming in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:33 AM
Hum have announced a fall tour with Failure and Mineral. Dates in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:22 AM
Well, either The Madden Brothers or Good Charlotte are back in the studio.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:05 AM
Atreyu will be releasing their new album Long Live on September 18th. They will release a new video and pre orders will start on July 17th.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 11:00 AM
The Get Up Kids' repress of Something to Write Home About on vinyl is coming August 14th. Pre-orders are up on Amazon.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 10:51 AM
Dikembe new music video for "Surfed in the Loft" can be found in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 10:48 AM
Bleachers covered The Cranberries for the 2015 Trailblazer Honors last night (an award show that honors pioneers for LGBT visibility and acceptance). Check that out here.
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 10:46 AM
MxPx will be filming a new concert DVD on July 24th and 25th in Santa Ana, California at The Observatory.
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 10:40 AM
Jesse Lacey of Brand New spoke with Rockzone, a Spanish magazine, and Reddit is currently working on translating it into English.
Yes, I have no problem talking about this with you. You’re the first person with whom I have an interview in a while. We have a new album to get. There is no secret. The thing is that it is not ready, so to speak. Hopefully it out this year, at least that is our aim. We do not know whether it will be an EP of seven songs or so, or the traditional LP of 14 songs. We have many songs that we’ve been working, but hey, I guess sometimes you have to face what you have steeping a little, as I said before. Is something that we have to adapt, one day seems that we...
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 10:40 AM
Hit the replies to watch St. Vincent perform a new song called "Everyone You Know Will Go Away" during David Byrne's "Contemporary Color" project.
Jason Tate on 06/29/15 - 10:36 AM
The Wonder Years will release their fourth full-length album, No Closer To Heaven via Hopeless Records on September 4. A new song / music video will be released tonight at midnight EST; pre-orders will go live at that time as well. The cover art is in the replies.

Tracklist
01. Brothers &
02. Cardinals
03. A Song for Patsy Cline
04. I Don't Like Who I Was Then
05. Cigarettes & Saints
06. The Bluest Things on Earth
07. A Song for Ernest Hemingway
08. Thanks for the Ride
09. Stained Glass Ceilings (feat. Jason Aalon Butler)
10. I Wanted So Badly to be Brave
11. You in January
12. Palm Reader
13. No Closer to Heaven
Thomas Nassiff on 06/29/15 - 09:04 AM
Head over to BET to check out Kendrick Lamar opening up the BET Awards with a captivating performance of To Pimp A Butterfly highlight "Alright."
Jake Jenkins on 06/29/15 - 07:59 AM
Hit the replies to watch The Blithedale Romance play their song "Treason" stripped-down for Cozy Couch Sessions.
Craig Ismaili on 06/29/15 - 07:15 AM
Bowling for Soup recently wrapped the first leg of their tour celebrating 21 years as a band. In that time together, the Texas quartet has cultivating one of the most entertaining live shows. Our latest Live Sessions is the band's full hour-and-a-half performance from Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on June 17th. If you've never seen them in concert before - or if you simply want to relive the fun - head to the replies now. The set includes all the hits, some deep cuts and even a cover of Fountains of Wayne's "Stacy's Mom."
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/29/15 - 07:12 AM
"We better hear about this shit on the news or somethin'"
Staff ReviewsVince Staples - Summertime '06 (Jake Jenkins)
Hudson Mohawke - Lantern (Ryan Dennehy)
Tigers Jaw - Studio 4 Acoustic Session (Aj LaGambina)
Staff Interviews Good Old War (Jonathan Bautts)
Ryan Dennehy on 06/29/15 - 06:48 AM
Head over to Bandcamp to stream No Life For Me, the new collaborative album from Cloud Nothings & Wavves, released through Ghost Ramp.
Kelly Doherty on 06/29/15 - 05:22 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.
Jake DenningI have a lot of good things to say about the new August Burns Red record, Found In Far Away Places. Also, I've been intermittent fasting for 18 hours a day, and it's been giving me a lot of focus.
Charlie JosephBeen listening to Florence + The Machine's new album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful after her Glastonbury appearance on Friday. Favourite track is Queen of Peace.
Alex DiVincenzoBest New Horror Movies on Netflix: Summer 2015
Aj LaGambinaThe Dear...
Jason Tate on 06/28/15 - 01:00 AM
NOW.HERE's new video for "Place I Wanna Call Home" can be found in the replies. The band's new EP, New Perspective, will be out July 7th. Pre-orders are up on Bandcamp.
Jason Tate on 06/27/15 - 03:15 PM
Kiel Berry, writing for the Harvard Business Review, looks at the ever shifiting business model of music.
To be clear, we are still in the music business, but creating and selling music now plays more of a supporting role in our overall business mix. As we get ready to headline a five-city stadium tour of China this summer, we are also planning to meet with technology companies, consumer brands, and venture capital firms to discuss opportunities for partnership. Of course we’ll play the shows and meet with fans, as we’ve always done. But along with continuing to make great music, today’s Linkin Park is now better positioned to operate in the ever-evolving cultural and business landscape.
Jason Tate on 06/27/15 - 12:49 PM
Maritime's fourth studio album is expected to be released in October.
The next chapter in Maritime’s history is already being written. The band just finished tracking at their own recording studio, The Polish Moon, in Milwaukee—concocting a batch of songs that combine the darker tone of Heresy with the popcraft of We, The Vehicles. Look for their fifth, and yet to be named, album to hit stores in the fall of 2015 on Dangerbird.

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Jason Tate on 06/27/15 - 11:23 AM
"Cement" by Citizen is free this week on iTunes.

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Jason Tate on 06/27/15 - 11:21 AM
Coheed and Cambria are on Funny or Die singing an original song using Scalia's dissenting opinions on the Affordable Care Act and Same-Sex Marriage.

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Jason Tate on 06/27/15 - 11:20 AM
The Libertines were the surprise band at Glastonbury yesterday, filling the spot left open after Florence + The Machine were bumped up to headliners following Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters leg break. Watch them perform a brand new song titled "Gunga Gin", which will be a part of their forthcoming album, in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 06/27/15 - 05:26 AM
Today we'd like to welcome the newest addition to our team: Staci Altomari! Staci will be joining us mostly as a new photographer and live-concert reviewer. She's written up a little welcome post that I've included below. Please join me in welcoming Staci to staff.
Message from StaciI've been lurking on the site for most of its history, trying to keep up with the latest Brand New news (Shone crew, I see you). I'm super excited to join the AbsolutePunk.net team as a photographer and contributor of concert reviews. I live in Philly so most of my coverage will be from that area. Rock music owns my heart, with a special place carved out for anything early 2000s "emo." I'm currently getting...
Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 03:41 PM
I love seeing other publications pick up on this topic: Pitchfork has posted an article on "Why there are so few women on festival bills and why that needs to change now."
Perhaps it’s that women don’t feel their artistic expression welcomed on their own terms; that they fear being patronized, objectified, and treated like a novelty, because music—the industry, the media, not to mention audiences and venues—is still largely a patriarchal domain. You need to posses metric tons of "inspiration" to navigate through that lot. How are women of an impressionable age going to see a female role model at a festival when there aren’t many? How are boys and men going to know that women are on...
Jason Tate on 06/26/15 - 02:40 PM
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