This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast begins with a talk about Blink-182 exhaustion and yet our need to talk about Tom DeLonge's new song. I am not a fan. Thomas likes it. We discuss if we're grading Tom on a curve, the overall impact of not having Jerry Finn as a guiding force in the Blink world, and the plausibility of the whole Blink-183 rumors. From there we talk about how underrated Dashboard Confessional seems to be and the band's return, a bunch of albums got announced this week and we touch on a few, and then we finish up the episode answering a question about being self-employed and needing to be self-motivated. Thomas and I share stories about striking the balance...
As we slowly bring dc back I find myself listening to 'hell on the throat' and realize how much of those lyrics what dc began to feel like. After time away I couldn't be more excited about today's show and dc's future, whatever that may be.
Last week, I got the chance to chat with Chris Carrabba (of Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever fame) about his new band, Twin Forks. During the interview, Carrabba opened up about his long-held aspiration to pursue folk music, the slow and steady formation of the new band, an upcoming tour with Augustana, his current feelings about his other musical projects, his opinions on the modern mainstream folk resurgence, and his friendship with Butch Walker. Check out the interview here and the review of the new Twin Forks album here.
Twin Falls, the new project of Chris Carrabba and Suzie Zeldin, is changing its name to Twin Forks following a short-lived controversy over the moniker. A mere couple days ago, we reported that a UK artist who calls himself Twin Falls claimed that the new superband stole his identity. Okay. Way to be a good sport, Carrabba and Co. The band has also released a new song, which you can check out in the replies along with a statement from, um, Twin Forks. Now the only boring name-change whining we have to keep track of is The Story So Far v. The Story So Far.
Chris Carrabba has started a new group called Twin Falls. The band consists of himself on vocals and guitar, Suzie Zeldin (The Narrative) on mandolin and vocals, bassist Jonathan Clark and drummer Ben Homola (Bad Books). You can read more details about the group over at AltPress.
The Boston Phoenix has today a list of the best emo songs of all time. The publication lays out 100 tracks, headlined by My Chemical Romance and featuring many other AP.net favorites. Check out the list and weigh in with your thoughts in the replies.
At New Found Glory and Dashboard Confessional's acoustic show in Salt Lake City, I asked Chad when or if the NFG/DC split is coming out. He said that the 7" split will be for sale on the last couple shows of this tour.
During the past few months while Butch Walker was recording his new solo album, he also produced the new Dashboard Confessional and Never Shout Never records, as well as 5 tracks on Weezer's new album (he also co-wrote the current single from the album "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To").