I’ve spent more time in Logic Pro X over the last 48 hours than I care to admit. Now, following on the heels of yesterday’s special episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast, we have your regularly scheduled episode ready for listening. You can spend so much time with us over the weekend now! This week we touch on a variety of topics: Should we re-order how an artist has set a track listing? Why is everyone so judgemental online about music tastes? Are 5 Seconds of Summer a pop-punk band and why does anyone care? What is the point of an album review on AP.net? Will Andrew McMahon blow up this time? How did AP.net get popular and why? We tackle all these questions and more. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.
Snapback Slim Wallet: Snapback Slim wallets can handle your cards, cash, and receipts. The company has now funded two Kickstarters and the latest wallet, the “Snapback Slim 2.0,” improves on the original design while keeping the same functionality. They are handcrafted and made in the USA and geared toward a simple and minimalist design. If you check out their website and order using the coupon code “absolutepunk” you’ll get free shipping on any wallet order. Very cool and simple wallet — definitely check them out.
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Shirts for a Cure were robbed yesterday at Warped Tour.
Yesterday, an unexpected misfortune struck Shirts for a Cure. Our booth on the Warped Tour was robbed of a significant amount of donations we have received throughout our summer fund raising effort. These funds were designated to help with our ongoing financial support of the Community Health Center in Chicago. We do not want to let this organization down so we are reaching out to you, our community of loyal supporters to help us continue to help others. Please help spread the word (repost, retweet, retumble) and donate at: http://apdot.net/1reNXuF Thank you. #fuckcancer
Dahling are getting ready to release their Near to Wanting EP on August 4. It’s four tracks of nice and fuzzy indie rock. You can stream the full thing in the replies, and then you can check out their tour dates with Teenage Swoon right below that. The EP will be released physically by Trends Die Records and digitally by Texas Is Funny Records.
Hit the replies to check out a new Rustie and Danny Brown collaboration called “Attak.” The song will appear on Rustie’s forthcoming sophomore release Green Language. The pair previously collaborated on Brown’s Old.
Some pop songs are timeless classics. Some play endlessly at weddings and on oldies stations. Others find renewed vigor in movie trailers or because their lyrics can be applied to Golden Grahams. Still others just, well disappear. We started with the top 10 songs of each year from 1900 to present (as calculated by the Whitburn Project), recording each songs Google hits, Wikipedia presence and last.fm scrobbles to calculate an obscurity score.