I've started a blog entitled "Four Chords & Seven Years Ago." While the name may seem cheesy, the intent is anything but that. What I hope to accomplish is to open your ears (and mine) to something that you may not have heard before in hopes that it will drive you to explore music. I'll be grabbing people within the industry to contribute weekly. Head to the replies to read the first installment, which is an introduction to the feature and I talk about Down To Earth Approach.
Terry from FUSE's Warped Roadies will be chatting with us at 6 PM EST. You can ask about a bunch of different things like how he got onto the tour, what it was like filming the show, his clothing company My Life Vs. Your Vacation, and much more.
Update: Thanks to Terry for chatting with us! Catch Warped Roadies Season 2 premiere tomorrow at 11 PM EST on FUSE!
This week on the Self Promotion Spotlight, I'm came across the wonderful New Manners. The indie-pop five-piece from Upland, CA have released their debut single, "Don't Mind It" and their self-titled debut EP is due Decemeber 3. The single is an upbeat cut of sophisticated and catchy indie with more than a hint of Bombay Bicycle Club to it. Have a listen to it here. Interested in being a part of the Self-Promotion Spotlight? It's easy, just sign up for an AbsolutePunk.net account and post in the Self-Promotion forum.
Los Angeles, CA-based Slow Collapse are set to release their debut EP City Of Thieves on Oct. 4th and today we're premiering the song "Caverns," which you can check out in the replies. Citing influences of Title Fight and Seahaven, the band takes aim at the popular post-hardcore genre that has quickly risen to prominence in the scene.
Chicago, IL's Yes Or No released their EP This State last week, and to me, it sounds like a mixture of a recent Chris Conley track written by a young pop-rock band. Listen to "Twenty Days" in the replies.
Today we're featuring the post-hardcore band Giver from San Jose, CA. Sam Pura at Panda Studios manned the boards for the band's new release, so can you ever go wrong when he's involved? Citing influences as Norma Jean, Botch, and Converge, listen to the track "12" in the replies and you can grab a few songs for free on Bandcamp.
Although VERY young in age, Sudden Suspension have a bright future ahead of them. Taking cues from modern pop-punk bands like Real Friends, The Wonder Years, and more, these young kids from Chicago can certainly carve a niche for themselves. Listen to "Fields and Fences" in the replies and check out their Bandcamp.