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Thomas is in Germany this week, Drew's in a state of sports-despair, and I'm in Arizona. That doesn't mean we don't have an episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast for you though. This week's podcast was recorded directly after our episode last week, and Thomas had to go pack for his trip, so it's just Drew and I. We don't have a whole lot of follow-up because we hadn't even aired the last episode when we were recording this one. We touched on two main topics this week: When someone recommends a band to us, how do we dive into their catalog? Newest release first? Oldest? Their most popular? If a band has a big catalog, is it a deterrent from trying to get into the band? After that we spend a...
Jason Tate on Jan 22, 2015 - 10:52 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
Gregory Robson American Aquarium and Murder By Death
Jason Tate on Jan 25, 2015 - 2:00 AM
Actor|Observer will release their new album, The Longer Now, on March 10th. You can pre-order the effort on Bandcamp and watch a teaser in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jan 25, 2015 - 8:04 AM
The highly anticipated collaboration between Kanye West, Rihanna and Paul McCartney can be heard here.
Jake Jenkins on Jan 24, 2015 - 5:44 PM
Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams are getting a divorce.
Jason Tate on Jan 24, 2015 - 4:04 PM
Head to the replies to watch Moose Blood performing "Swim Down" at their headline show in London last night. The band is currently on their headline UK tour with Choir Vandals and Boston Manor.
Kyle Huntington on Jan 24, 2015 - 1:54 PM
Never Shout Never has announced the Mid Winter's Night Dream acoustic tour with Hayley Kiyoko and Me Like Bees. Dates are in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jan 24, 2015 - 11:11 AM
Hit the replies to watch Against The Current and Set It Off cover "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars.
Ryan Gardner on Jan 24, 2015 - 10:07 AM
Zoe Keating writes about the problems YouTube's new music service (and the ensuing agreement they want everyone to sign) is causing for some musicians and artists on the service.
My Google Youtube rep contacted me the other day. They were nice and took time to explain everything clearly to me, but the message was firm: I have to decide. I need to sign on to the new Youtube music services agreement or I will have my Youtube channel blocked.

This new music service agreement covers my Content ID account and it includes mandatory participation in Youtube’s new subscription streaming service, called Music Key, along with all that participation entails.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 8:40 PM
AllAccessMusic reported that parts of an early edit of Nate Ruess' (fun., The Format) new single called "Nothing Without Love" premiered at the iHeart Music Summit this week. That specific line in the story has since been deleted.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 8:04 PM
MTV sat down to talk with Jake Karlen, also known as the kid on the cover of Fall Out Boy's American Beauty/American Psycho.
I didn’t know the band at first, and then the photographer told me [the shoot was for] Fall Out Boy. I knew their name but not their music so well. After working with Pete [Wentz] and seeing how he works with the cover and all the details he wants from it I know the details are important to him, so I went and listened to their music, and I love it.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 7:53 PM
Hit the replies to watch Gerard Way performing a new song called "Cheap Lights" live.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 7:46 PM
Pro Tools has announced they will soon be offering a free version of their software.
Pro Tools First is simple enough for beginners, yet sophisticated for experienced musicians, enabling you to quickly compose, record, edit, and mix music. Entry to the industry’s most trusted audio workstation has never been easier.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 7:41 PM
Hit the replies to watch some videos from Shazam with Fall Out Boy talking about their new album, some of the meanings behind the songs, and more. I didn't know that "Novocaine" was cut from Save Rock and Roll.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 7:39 PM
Smallpools are releasing their new album, Lovetap!, on March 24th via RCA Records.

Track Listing
01) American Love
02) Killer Whales
03) Dreaming
04) Karaoke
05) Street Fight
06) Mason Jar
07) Over and Over
08) Lovetap!
09) What's A Picture Of?
10) Dyin' To Live
11) Admission To Your Party
12) 9 To 5
13) No Story Time
14) (Submarine)
Joe DeAndrea on Jan 23, 2015 - 5:50 PM
Another week has passed and I've got a couple things to share with you today. First up is a book of poetry that was just published by a long time AP.net reader, Scott Laudati, called Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair -- a music video for one of the poems can be found in the replies. Thanks for reading the website for over 14 years Scott! Really appreciate it. The second is a video of Tommy Caldwell navigating Pitch 15 of The Dawn Wall on Yosemite's El Capitan. Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson did this climb last week and it's been called the most difficult climb ever completed. My hands got sweaty just watching the video. Hope everyone had a good week, and here's to the weekend!
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 12:33 PM
I The Mighty has been added to Enter Shikari's "Mindsweep Tour."

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Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:34 AM
Fall Out Boy's tour mate, Wiz Khalifa, has remixed "Uma Thurman." Hit the replies to check this version out.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:31 AM
Swimmers have announced that their new EP, Palm Trees/Silver Bullet, will be out March 30th.

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Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:26 AM
Ben Folds posted a lengthy note on his Facebook page introducing his new album.
I don’t recall ever being quite so excited about an album I’m making. I’ll let you decide if that’s a good thing or not. It’s just that we don’t often get to make a record that we’ve never heard before. I LOVE my band on this record - NYC’s almost classical sextet, yMusic. Love 'em musically and personally. They are pushing me. Collectively and individually they’ve been on quite a few great recordings (Sufjan Stevens, Bjork, Dirty Projectors, Bon Iver, Blake Mills and lots of other stuff) since most of the group graduated Julliard nearly a decade ago. Then there’s their new cellist, Gabe who just got out of...
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:20 AM
Looks like Zao will be releasing some new songs soon.
approving drum takes for two songs so that final recording can begin next week for a special limited edition 7 inch. One song will be on the upcoming album. one will not. more details later.

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Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:19 AM
Thief Club's new song "Oh, Paul" is now available on Bandcamp.

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Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:13 AM
Hit the replies to see The Decemberists' singing YouTube comments. If any band wants to record themselves singing their AP.net comments, I will definitely post those.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:05 AM
Bob Dylan's new album, Shadows in the Night, will be sent to 50,000 random AARP the Magazine subscribers. Mr. Dylan also was interviewed by the magazine -- his first in some three years.
Risky? Like walking across a field laced with land mines? Or working in a poison gas factory? There’s nothing risky about making records," Dylan says. "Comparing me with Frank Sinatra? You must be joking. To be mentioned in the same breath as him must be some sort of high compliment. As far as touching him goes, nobody touches him. Not me or anyone else.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:03 AM
Just a friendly reminder to make sure you check us out on other social networks. We are on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Last.fm, and Rdio. The AP.net staff can also be found elsewhere online -- this page has the goods. Show us some love.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 11:00 AM
The next video from Angels and Airwaves latest album will be for "Tunnels."
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 10:56 AM
Logic Pro X has been updated.
Logic Pro 10.1 introduces advanced new features for EDM and Hip Hop track creation and tons of enhancements to streamline all types of music production. Get more new sounds and more powerful tools that keep the creative process flowing.
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 10:55 AM
Asking Alexandria have posted a message about Danny leaving the band. They'll be on Warped Tour with their new singer.
t’s with heavy heart that I must announce, yet I am sure comes as no surprise to you all, that Danny has decided to leave Asking Alexandria to pursue other musical interests. Before you lose your composure and think this is the end I would like to say that myself, James, Cam and Sam have all been in this since day one. We love Asking Alexandria and we love every single fan/AAFamily member around the world. As with any family there are ups and downs. There are good times and hard times. A family is there to support you and help you in your darkest hours. We have been...
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 10:53 AM
Some news about The 1975's new album is starting to come out. Matty has posted a cryptic post on Instagram showing "LP2" -- the files he shows clock in at over an hour and 21 songs. On Twitter he wrote:
our first album was about the pursuit and acquisition of love. our second album is about the preservation and cultivation of love
Jason Tate on Jan 23, 2015 - 10:41 AM
Aphex Twin's new EP, Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments Pt2, can now be streamed on Spotify.
Jake Jenkins on Jan 23, 2015 - 10:36 AM
Sleeping With Sirens have announced that their upcoming fourth full-length album will be titled Madness, out on March 17th via Epitaph Records. You can pre-order the record here. Head to the replies to check out a brand new music video for "Go Go Go".
Jake Denning on Jan 22, 2015 - 11:06 PM
Paramore have announced their "Write the Future" tour with Copeland. Dates in the replies.
It feels right to bring the Self-Titled era to a close. We've had a very personal and hugely triumphant journey with this one. What wouldn't feel right is saying goodbye to this time in the band's career and not celebrating it with our fans in some special way. So we've decided to do one last little run with it. Smaller shows, beautiful theaters…and we're not calling it a tour, by the way. Each night will be a little event, or as we said just a few seconds ago, a celebration. As we acknowledge the past few years (and more) of everything we've been through together, we're also looking forward...
Jason Tate on Jan 22, 2015 - 7:29 PM
Failure Anthem have signed with Razor & Tie.
Joe DeAndrea on Jan 22, 2015 - 7:01 PM
Danny Worsnop has left Asking Alexandria.
To all of my friends and fans: I would like to let you know that Asking Alexandria and I are moving forward in separate ways. Over the last eight years together we’ve done some amazing things and created something truly special. I now, same as then, want what’s best for the band and at this point in time, that isn’t me. Asking Alexandria will continue to tour throughout the year and will be working on a new album. I will always support and love Asking Alexandria and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. I am excited for the next chapter of my life with We Are Harlot and will see you all on the road!
Jason Tate on Jan 22, 2015 - 6:51 PM
Kanye West reportedly played a new single featuring Rihanna for some radio people today.
a duet with Rihanna (title unknown) that featured acoustic guitar and a big, soaring chorus and melody with a massive hook.
Jason Tate on Jan 22, 2015 - 6:50 PM
According to HitsDailyDouble, Fall Out Boy is expected to sell around 200k of American Beauty/American Psycho, which would make it the band's biggest debut since 2007's Infinity On High.
Joe DeAndrea on Jan 22, 2015 - 6:06 PM
Even more bands have been added to this year's New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, including On Broken Wings, Vital Remains, I Declare War and Fit For An Autopsy. The full line-up is in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on Jan 22, 2015 - 4:54 PM
Marriages will release its new album, Salome, on April 7th via Sargent House. You can stream the first song "Skin" in the replies.
Drew Beringer on Jan 22, 2015 - 4:31 PM
Giants at Large's new song "Dead Letter" is streaming in the replies.
Zac Djamoos on Jan 22, 2015 - 4:22 PM
We're a bit late on this post, but Adventures released a second single from their upcoming debut full-length, Supersonic Home -- it's called "Heavenly" and you can watch the Max Moore-directed music video for it in the replies. Additionally, pre-orders for the LP (which drops Feb. 17) are now live via Run For Cover Records' webstore.
Thomas Nassiff on Jan 22, 2015 - 3:27 PM
Yesterday, Pitchfork posted Ian Cohen's review for Cloakroom's album Further Out, which has led to a public outcry from industry folk and music listeners alike. Since then, the publication has modified the review -- presumably from pressure. Here's an excerpt from the original review (full version can be found in the replies):
The most frequently quoted fact from Cloakroom’s bio is that they’re a trio of factory workers from Indiana. It is a nice bit of backstory that makes sense in hindsight upon hearing their minimally arranged, moderately morose and maximally loud debut LP Further Out—so long as they’re not framed as the sort of blue-collar Hoosier hero that might inspire a John...
Lueda Alia on Jan 22, 2015 - 2:20 PM
Tampa, FL, post-hardcore band Not Tonight Josephine will release their self-titled EP on March third.

1. ‘:)’
2. ‘ReEmerge’
3. ‘Nothing To Show’
4. ‘Eyes’ ft. Spencer Sotelo
5. ‘Don’t Hold Your Tongue’
6. ‘Barefaced’
Zac Djamoos on Jan 22, 2015 - 2:10 PM
Night Owls recently released a new record entitled Black Diamonds. You can stream a new single, "Canyon Run," in the replies. If you like what you hear, it's currently available to purchase.
Zac Djamoos on Jan 22, 2015 - 2:06 PM
An acoustic version of Gin War's "Honest" can be streamed in the replies. It's exclusive to the cassette release of Half of a Good Plan, which can be preordered at Bob Records' webstore.
Zac Djamoos on Jan 22, 2015 - 1:56 PM
Sorority Noise's new video for "Wesleyan's Best Dressed" can be seen at AltPress,
Zac Djamoos on Jan 22, 2015 - 1:50 PM

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