We interviewed Misser. Misser started as my means of venting- girls, friends with drug problems, my own problems, everyday hate- you name it. I never wrote songs for me to sing, I always wrote music for Transit. This was the first time I stepped outside of that. I recorded that tape with Dan Rose, whom was interning for Jay Mass (Dan actually plays in Daybreaker, whom will be playing our first...
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (Blake Solomon) Raindance - New Blood (Jason Gardner)
This shortened week is screwing with my brain. Here we are on Thursday, and I don’t even know what day of the week it feels like … but it’s definitely not feeling like Thursday. Over the past few weeks I’ve attended a few graduations — my college roommate is making me feel inferior by getting his MBA, and other friends are graduating and looking at a wonder-job-market...
Full Interview Coming Soon: All Time Low
“A good chunk of this record deals with our signing, and eventual split with Interscope. It was the usual story that we promised ourselves we’d never let happen: Band signs with label, label throws everything into the making of band’s new album, team working the record gets fired or moved to another office, record gets delayed, record loses steam, band leaves label.” - Alex...
Friday Discussion : : Great Sophomore Albums
propertyofzack: Most people talk about slumps when they talk about sophomore albums, but our friends at AbsolutePunk posted a Thursday discussion yesterday on great sophomore albums. We wanted to get in on some of the action today, so I wrote up a list of some of my favorite sophomore albums and I’m hoping you’ll let us know what albums fit that criteria for you. Check out the list below and...
Front Magazine Interviews Mark Hoppus →
Staff Content (05/24/12)
Reviews: Misser - Every Day I Tell Myself I’m Going To Be A Better Person (Thomas Nassiff) Robert Francis - Strangers in the First Place (Greg Robson) Articles: Slam Dunk Festival Essentials (Andy Biddulph)
This weeks gym playlist comes from Trapped Under Ice vocalist Justice Tripp.
Jono Goes To The Movies #1 -- "The Dictator"
We’re bringing a new column from The Swellers drummer Jonathan Diener, appropriately titled “Jono Goes To The Movies”, where he gives his thoughts and opinions on new (and old) movies. Do you have any movies you’d like him to review? Put your suggestions in the comments. [[MORE]] The wonderful people at Absolutepunk have granted me the authority to tell you which movies...
ABSOLUTExclusive: Dave Hause Song Premiere
We’re super stoked to bring you a premiere of a brand new track from Dave Hause, lead singer from The Loved Ones. You’ll find the title track from his upcoming 7-inch Pray for Tucson, available June 19th via Bridge Nine Records, in Dave’s AP.net profile. Let us know what you think about this one – pre-orders are now available through Bridge Nine here.
Today we are streaming a song called “III” from ambient indie-rockers Athletics new album Who You Are Is Not Enough. The album release will drop June 26th. If you’re looking for something in the vein of Moving Mountains, this is the song to check out. Head to the band’s AP.net profile to check out the song and go to the replies to read a message from the band.
ABSOLUTExclusive: Boardroom Heroes Song Stream
Boardroom Heroes is punk rock band from Maryland, due to release its sophomore effort Another Year on June 5 via Sinking Ship Records. The band’s sound is a well-produced brand of ’90s-style pop-punk, not unlike Green Day, Millencolin, Lagwagon, The Swellers or NOFX. You can stream the song “City Song” on their AP.net Profile - we really think you should give this one a...
Thursday Discussion: Great Sophomore Albums
Jeremy wanted to write-up one for this week, so I passed the torch to him for today’s discussion. - Jason
The Return of Underminded
Looks like Underminded are getting the old band back together. Two songs have been written so far, “I Heard You Fucked The Band, The Crew, The Merch Dude, and Detroit Warped Tour” and “Fuck Your Band and Fuck You.”
Relient K, Hellogoodbye, House Of Heroes, William...
Relient K, Hellogoodbye, William Beckett, and House Of Heroes will be touring together this summer.
Extra, Extra! Interviews.
Interviews! Check out these new interviews! mewithoutYou – 05.22.12 The All-American Rejects – 05.17.12 Silversun Pickups – 05.10.12
Boys Night Out "Trainwreck" Pre-Order
Boys Night Out’s Trainwreck is now available for vinyl presale.
New Found Glory Filming New Video
New Found Glory are filming a music video for “Summer Fling, Don’t Mean a Thing” today.
The RIAA is Owed Ten Googleplextillion Dollars
The RIAA has claimed LimeWire owes it $72 trillion. Yeah, good-fucking-luck with that.
Hot Water Music Opens Strong With Exister
Although they weren’t noted in the chart we posted earlier, SoundScan is reporting in its official counts that Hot Water Music sold just over 10,000 copies in first-week sales of Exister, their first record in eight years - good for an opening at the No. 33 position on the charts. Congratulations to the band and to Rise Records. SoundScan’s top 50 can be seen here.
Backstage Sessions: Brian Marquis
Our friend Brian Marquis was kind enough to participate in our Backstage Sessions at a recent show in Cambridge, MA. Hit the replies to watch the former Therefore I Am guitarist perform an acoustic rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Terry’s Song,” which will appear on his upcoming covers EP for Warped Tour, along with a brand new song entitled “Highways &...
ABSOLUTExclusive: The Copyrights & The Visitors -...
In eighth and final installment of our stream of The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore compilation with Adeline Records, we have The Copyrights’ “Prove Me Wrong” and The Vistors’ “San Andreas.” The compilation comes out May 29, featuring 16 upcoming pop-punk bands selected by Lookout Records founder Larry Livermore, and each of the 16 songs were recorded...
ABSOLUTExclusive: With The Punches - "New York...
With The Punches will be releasing its debut full-length, Seams and Stitches, on July 3 via Doghouse Records, but we’ve got a brand-new song titled “New York Minute” for stream in the replies and on their AP.net Profile right now. The gritty Newburgh, NY-based pop-punk group is only getting better with time, so leave your thoughts on the track in the replies, and if you like what...
Albums That Met (Or Exceeded) Your Lofty...
propertyofzack: Our friends at AbsolutePunk posted a great Thursday discussion yesterday on albums that met or exceeded the lofty expectations we as fans had for them. We wanted to get in on some of the action today, so I wrote up some albums that met or exceeded my expectations and I’m hoping you’ll let us know what albums fit that criteria for you. Check out the list below and feel free to...
The Story So Far Talk New Album →
Boys Like Girls Title New Album "Crazy World"
Boys Like Girls’ new album will be called Crazy World and will be out this fall.
ABSOLUTExclusive: The Hextails and Night Birds -...
In the second-to-last installment of our stream of The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore compilation with Adeline Records, we have The Hextails’ “Me and My Dad” and Nights Birds’ “Mr. Monday.” The compilation, out May 29, features 16 upcoming pop-punk bands selected by Lookout Records founder Larry Livermore, and each of the 16 songs were recorded exclusively for...
Thursday Discussion: Albums That Met (Or Exceeded)...
My article this week talks about albums that actually lived up to my already lofty expectations.
Rachel Taylor To Join He Is We At Bamboozle?
propertyofzack: It looks like Rachel Taylor is looking to rejoin He Is We for one special date at Bamboozle this weekend. You can check out a tweet from Taylor below by clicking “Read More.” Didn’t she very publicly just shit all over her old band? WTF?
Live Sessions: Anthony Raneri / Steve Soboslai
Anthony Raneri of Bayside and Steve Soboslai of Punchline recently wrapped a brief tour together, and I captured the final date at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA on April 29 for our Live Sessions. Head here to watch full acoustic sets from each musician.
Albums in Stores Today: 5-15-2012 →
Staff Reviews - 05/15/2012
Album reviews posted today! mewithoutYou - Ten Stories (Drew Beringer) The Orphan, The Poet - An Exercise in Form EP (Ryan Gardner) Above The Underground - Autumns EP (Ryan Gardner) Bad Veins - The Mess We’ve Made (Gregory Robson) Night Verses - Out Of The Sky (Jack Appleby)
ABSOLUTExclusive: Write This Down
Today we are premiering a new Write This Down jam called “Red 7.” Hit their AP.net Profile or the replies to stream it. The track comes from their upcoming sophomore record, Lost Weekend, available June 5th via Tooth & Nail Records.
ABSOLUTExclusive: NGHBRS Song Stream
Today we’ve got an exclusive song stream from one of our favorite up-and-coming bands in NGHBRS. The band plays a bluesy/southern brand of rock-and-roll, so head to the replies or the band’s AP.net Profile to hear the big-riffing, arena-filling “Animals,” which comes a free mixtape they’ll be releasing later this summer.
Interview: Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem
Over the years I’ve worked on this website, there are a handful of interviews that have really stood out to me. A handful that I sit back and think, “yeah, those I’m really proud of.” When I finished typing up the interview with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem — I immediately re-read through it, and had that feeling of pride. It’s an interview that talks...
Blast from the Past: Midtown 2011
Re-reading this interview, with Midtown, from 2001 - is hilarious. Gabe: And you know I think people are ready for some music with substance. Right now, all it is, is candy. MTV really has two markets - the teenybopper ear candy, and rap. But the rap to day, I fucking hate it - a lot of it just isn’t real, and just fake.
Liam and Me To Release Album on June 23rd
In a past Thursday Discussion I talked about Liam and Me and wondered whatever happened to the follow-up album they recorded, but never released. Well, I just got my answer. After talking to the band, it looks like some crazy shit went down (more on that soon), but the band will be releasing the album online sometime around June 23rd before their upcoming NYC shows. So, it’s coming....