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Chase Tremaine Releases ‘Unfall’

Following 13 years of playing guitar, bass, and drums for assorted pop, rock, punk, and hardcore bands, Chase Tremaine released his debut solo album, Unfall, on January 24th. The album is streaming everywhere now (and also available on CD, following a successful Kickstarter thanks in part to Chorus.fm users), featuring ten songs of emo lyrics, math rock guitar riffs, boy band harmonies, and indie-pop textures.

Working with producer Empty Isles (Tooth & Nail Records), Chase sought after the balance of emo-pop and modern rock perfected by artists like Jimmy Eat World, Paramore, and The Academy Is…, resulting in tracks ranging from the Copeland-like “Worth the Wait” to the Thrice-influenced new single “Honest Tree.” With hopes that this album will not just spotlight himself but also contribute to the growth of his local emo/pop-punk scene, Chase would love to hear from fellow lovers and makers of modern emo music. Email music@chasetremaine.com to discuss collaborating, writing about your music on his website, or purchasing a physical copy of Unfall.

Listen to the album now on all streaming platforms.

My Thanks to John Allred

I listen to every artist that sponsors this website. I like to know what kind of style of music they’re playing and how I think it’ll fit with our audience. After hearing the new album from John Allred, I added multiple other albums from his discography into my collection on Apple Music. From the two cover EPs, to his latest album, I genuinely enjoy it and think it’ll be right up the alley of anyone that likes the kind of music we cover here.

John is an independent singer/songwriter of 19 years and has been working on this album for the past three years. He’s opened for everyone from Blink-182 (he even covered “Dammit”) to Matt Nathanson and has influences ranging from The Counting Crows to Jimmy Eat World.

The album is available now on all streaming platforms.

John Allred Pre-Orders 50% Off

John Allred will be releasing his new album, Anchor, this Friday. John is an independent singer/songwriter of 19 years and has been working on this album for the past three years. He’s opened for everyone from Blink-182 (he even covered “Dammit”) to Matt Nathanson and has influences ranging from The Counting Crows to Jimmy Eat World.

You can pre-order the album right now on iTunes for 50% off, and you can get a taste of the album’s sound on his website.

My Thanks to Albums

I’ve always been the kind of music fan that likes to listen to albums. I’ve never been one for picking out random songs, or putting things on repeat, or building giant playlists of things in shuffle order. I like putting on an album, sitting back, and listening front to back. That’s why I was really drawn to the iOS app, nicely named, Albums.

Albums is an album-focused music player for iOS. It is the perfect companion for music nerds who use Apple Music (or have a local library) and really love to listen to albums as a whole. They just launched version 2.0 and it’s available as free download.

The app is built for those that want to listen, specifically, to albums as a whole and be able to find them and consume them in an easy manner. In addition to offering features like album shuffle, the app also hooks into MusicBrainz and Discogs to pull in production credits, release dates, and record label. It also makes the most of the latest iOS features, like Siri Shortcuts, Dark Mode, and context menus. And, the latest update has an in-app purchase to use built in Last.fm scrobbling.

Check it out now on the App Store.

Albums: The Album-Focused Music Player for iOS

Albums is an album-focused music player for iOS. It is the perfect companion for music nerds who use Apple Music (or have a local library) and really love to listen to albums as a whole. They just launched version 2.0 and it’s available as free download.

The app is built for those that want to listen, specifically, to albums as a whole and be able to find them and consume them in an easy manner. In addition to offering features like album shuffle, the app also hooks into MusicBrainz and Discogs to pull in production credits, release dates, and record label. It also makes the most of the latest iOS features, like Siri Shortcuts, Dark Mode, and context menus. And, the latest update has an in-app purchase to use built in Last.fm scrobbling.

Check it out now on the App Store.

My Thanks to Out of Service

My thanks to Out of Service for sponsoring the website this week. If you’re a longtime member of our forums, you’ll recognize the username Teebs41, and he’s a part of this band and where I first heard about them.

The band just released their new album, Burden, to all streaming services. The record is a three-act concept record about suffering from depression (Threshold, Sleep, Ash), deciding to get help (Stories, Chemicals, Burden), and learning to live with your mental illness (Trauma, Uneasy, Tomorrow).

Burden was mixed by Nathan Hussey (All Get Out) and mastered at Vu Du Studios by Frank Mitaritonna. It is a synthesis of the band’s raw emotional energy and indie sensibilities. The first single, “Stories,” features Madeline Finn (Envoi) who blends her soaring vocals to amplify the emotive energy of the song.

Out of Service Release New Album ‘Burden’

Out of Service have released their new album, Burden, to all streaming services. The record is a three-act concept record about suffering from depression (Threshold, Sleep, Ash), deciding to get help (Stories, Chemicals, Burden), and learning to live with your mental illness (Trauma, Uneasy, Tomorrow).

Out of Service is an indie rock outfit from the South Jersey/Philadelphia area. After a decade-long hiatus, Out of Service reformed in 2016 with its original lineup of Mike Capuano (vocals), Bryan Williams (guitar), Ken Bond (drums), and Brian McGovern (bass). Settling into the chemistry they had from years of writing and performing together, the band released its first full-length album, Morning, in 2018. Soon after the release, Radio 104.5 Philadelphia selected Out of Service as a top 4 Philly-area band based on the strength of Morning and their regional fan base. At live shows, Out of Service has built a loyal following as the result of their dynamic brand of intensity and musicianship. The band has been booked at some of the most storied Mid-Atlantic venues with acts like Mat Kerekes (Citizen), All Get Out, Shortly, and Valencia.

Building upon this success, the band completed their forthcoming sophomore effort, Burden. Burden was mixed by Nathan Hussey (All Get Out) and mastered at Vu Du Studios by Frank Mitaritonna. It is a synthesis of the band’s raw emotional energy and indie sensibilities. The first single, “Stories,” features Madeline Finn (Envoi) who blends her soaring vocals to amplify the emotive energy of the song.

My Thanks to Dark Matter Hot Sauce

My thanks to Dark Matter Hot Sauce for sponsoring the website this week. I like hot sauces. I like trying different ones and have found that I enjoy hot sauce with a discernible flavor over just heat. I’ve personally tried the Dark Matter sauces in the past and really enjoyed them. It was a little chipotle smoky flavor, with not too much heat. They would definitely get my recommendation. For a limited time, Dark Matter Hot Sauce are selling their annual “Konstantine Hot Sauce.”

Dark Matter describes this year’s hot sauce as their most friendly hot sauce yet, and a great addition to your “everyday” sauces. Konstantine 2019 has a rich garlic flavor, traditional cayenne heat, and subtle sweet and smoky notes. It’s therefore excellent for everyday uses to enrich your dishes.

Bottles will start shipping on December 9th, with the last day to order on December 19th.

A portion of each sale is donated to The Dear Jack Foundation, founded by Andrew McMahon.

Sponsor: Dark Matter Hot Sauce

Sponsor: Dark Matter Hot Sauce

Dark Matter Hot Sauce has released their annual “Konstantine Hot Sauce” for pre-sale. Konstantine 2019 has a rich garlic flavor, traditional cayenne heat, and subtle sweet and smoky notes.

New: Konstantine Hot Sauce

Dark Matter Hot Sauce just released their annual “Konstantine Hot Sauce.”

Dark Matter’s 2019 Konstantine Hot Sauce is officially here for a limited time! Dark Matter describes this year’s hot sauce as their most friendly hot sauce yet, and a great addition to your “everyday” sauces. Konstantine 2019 has a rich garlic flavor, traditional cayenne heat, and subtle sweet and smoky notes. It’s therefore excellent for everyday uses to enrich your dishes.

Bottles will start shipping on December 9th, with the last day to order on December 19th.

A portion of each sale is donated to The Dear Jack Foundation, founded by Andrew McMahon.

My Thanks to SupMikeCheck

My thanks to SupMikeCheck for sponsoring the website for the past week. After booking the ad, Mike sent me a very heartfelt email talking about how much he’s put into his music and passion and it really connected with me. Sometimes we forget that there’s a human side to the music, someone behind a computer, late at night after a long shift, putting all of themselves into their art.

SupMikeCheck just released his new album You Never Really Cared to all streaming services. The album has collaborations and features with AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer, Mat Devine of Kill Hannah, Andy Thornton of Flight 409, and Lil Lotus. It also features a track produced by Jay Vee who has worked with Nothing, Nowhere., Shinigami, Guccihighwaters, and more.

You can check out the album on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

SupMikecheck Releases New Album ‘You Never Really Cared’

SupMikecheck has just released his new album You Never Really Cared to all streaming services. The album has collaborations and features with AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer, Mat Devine of Kill Hannah, Andy Thornton of Flight 409, and Lil Lotus. It also features a track produced by Jay Vee who has worked with Nothing, Nowhere., Shinigami, Guccihighwaters, and more.

Mike has been a long time reader of AbsolutePunk.net and Chorus.fm and has been working on his goal of making music and getting in front of as many people as possible for years now. He poured everything he had into this album and would love if you’d give it a listen and share it with a friend if you like it. You can check out the album on Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube.

My Thanks to Chase Tremaine

My thanks to Chase Tremaine for sponsoring the website this week. Chase has been a longtime member of our community and regularly posts in the forums, just reading the thread about his new song earlier this week shows how much of a regular he is. He is currently prepping to release his debut album Unfall in early 2020 and recently released the lead single “Matter.” I encourage everyone to check it out.

If you enjoy the single, check out the pre-order bundles, available for a limited time via Kickstarter.