Ted Leo and the Pharmacist plan bonus EP

Pitchfork is reporting that the first pressing of Ted Leo And The Pharmacists‘s upcoming Touch and Go debut will ship with a bonus six song EP. Among the selections on the EP is a cover of “Rappaport’s Testament: I Never Gave Up,” originally by anarchist group, Chumbawumba.

The vinyl edition of the album will also include a free coupon for the same as well as a digital download for the album itself. As reported earlier, the album is titled Living With The Living. The record was produced by Fugazi‘s Brendan Canty and is now due out March 20th, 2007.

Beginning in March, the band will be hitting the road for a US tour.
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Fall Out Boy pin leak on disgruntled “minimum wage” worker

Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz recently discussed the leak of their new album, Infinity on High. The highly anticipated album follows the band’s multi-platinum major label debut, From Under The Cork Tree.

In the story, Wentz describes the leak as “devastating” and both the label and band are suggesting that it was a low-level pressing plant employee:

Our job is to put out records and tour and make music. What are we gonna do? Sit at the plant and watch everybody? Some guy working minimum wage, why would he care how it affects us? It’s a multi-pronged thing.”

This could be the worst leak in the history in music, f you think that every year computers, iPod, internet music grows exponentially and we’re probably one of the biggest bands in rock music on the internet.

Rolling Stone deconstructed all of Wentz’s statements in a tongue -in-cheek look at the five stages of “album leak grief.”
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Tours: Akimbo

Akimbo has announced several weeks of tour dates set to kick off in March. The band will be out in support of 2006’s Alternative Tentacles debut Forging Steel and Laying Stone.

Tokyo, Japan’s Green Milk from the Planet Orange will support on a number of the dates.

Alternative Tentacles is also planning on reissuing Harshing Your Mellow, Akimbo’s now out of print debut originally released in 2002 on Amalgate, some time this year.
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Tours: Whole Wheat Bread / Against All Authority / The Summer Obsession / Rory

Fresh off their stint on The Gold Tour, Whole Wheat Bread has announced the full itinerary for their “Murder State Mayhem Tour” alongside fellow Florida favorites Against All Authority. The tour will be rounded out by two other Florida bands, The Summer Obsession, and Rory.

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Pretty Girls Makes Graves (2001-2007)

Pretty Girls Make GravesPretty Girls Make Graves are calling it quits. A statement on their website made the announcement:

We are sorry to announce that our upcoming tour in May will be our last. Nick [Dewitt] quit the band and the rest of us feel like it wouldn’t be right to continue on without him. The 5 of us feel very lucky to have met and worked with some truly amazing people over the years. Thank you all so much…

The band formed in 2001 from members of the Murder City Devils, Kill Sadie, and Death Wish Kids. The group released a self-titled EP on Dim Mak, followed by Good Health their debut full length for Lookout! Records. The band signed to Matador in 2003, releasing two albums for the prominent indie label, The New Romance in 2003 and Elan Vital last year.

Dates for the May tour have not yet been announced.
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Tiger Army name album, finish tracking, name names

Tiger ArmyTiger Army has wrapped up the recording process of their new album. Frontman and musical anchor for the band Nick 13 updated the band’s MySpace with some details:

The first mix is already done – for a song called “Where the Moss Slowly Grows.” On this album, once again we were lucky enough to have the incredible talent of Greg Leisz on the pedal steel guitar. While he’s played with many artists more widely known than we, Tiger Army fans will recognize his name & playing from the songs “Outlaw Heart,” “In the Orchard” and “The Long Road.” That’s something we’re asked before every record – “Will there be a song in the style of “Outlaw Heart” or “In the Orchard?” The answer, and you heard it here first, is “Yes, there is.”

The album will also include guest appearances by friends like Davey Havok of AFI, longtime Morrissey co-songwriter Alain Whyte, Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through, Dan Smith of The Dear & Departed and more.

The band is working with producer Jerry Finn on their followup to III: Ghost Tigers Rise, which has been titled Music From Regions Beyond. The band is aiming for a June 5th release date, which happens to be Nick’s mother’s birthday.

The band will be seen on this year’s Warped Tour.
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Charlotte Lesher, Mother of Joey Ramone (1927-2007)

Charlotte Lesher, the mother of the late Joey Ramone has passed away. According to her son’s official website, Charlotte, who was 80 years old, sufferred a heart attack on the 27th of January.

She had worked tirelessly in her son’s memory, creating both the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash and it’s beneficiary, the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research. She is survived by other son and Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh.

In lieu of cards or flowers, her family and friends ask that you consider making making a donation to the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research. ()

Our deepest condolences to her friends and family.
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Propagandhi working on new record

Propagandhi‘s Chris Hannah has posted an update stating that writing has formally commenced on the band’s followup to 2005’s Potemkin City Limits. A recording of some sorts will also take place shortly;

So last night I went over at Kowalski’s own private sewage treatment plant to hear the new tunes he’s been working on, and felt I should forewarn anybody within a 1000 mile radius that owns a barn to make sure they completely soak it with firehoses and keep it that way for the next little while or else you might wake up one morning and it will be nothing more than a smoldering pile of cinders.

Not to be outdone, The Beaver has also blinded me with his own brand of science in recent weeks, including rollicking numbers tentatively titled Van Halen’s Pants and Hot Snack!

On top of it all, our resident freak Jordy-Boy returns from his pilgrimage to Habana next Tuesday and we get down to the business of turning these fanciful dreams into full-blow aural NIGHTMARES. Watch your back!

I promise a SEVERE bludgeoning on our next record and at least one new song appearing in our set on these forthcoming prairie dates with GFK. Mangez nous!

This is quite noteworthy as the band last took five years to properly follow up a full-length — Potemkin‘s predecessor Today’s Empires, Tomorrow Ashes was released in November 2000 — while now it seems the turnaround may be a steady two years.

The flurry of activity continues with those aforementioned tour dates for the western portion of their homeland Canada coming in March.
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Bury Your Dead holding open auditions for vocalist

Bury Your Dead has opted to hold open auditions to find a new vocalist to fill the position vacated by frontman Mat Bruso last month. Bruso’s departure forced the band to drop off their UK tour with Killswitch Engage and The Haunted.
The band is encouraging interested parties to send video and audio samples to this email address.

They released Beauty and the Breakdown last year.
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Tours: Owen with Rocky Votolato / Drag the River, Make Believe

Owen, the alter-ego of former Cap’n Jazz member Mike Kinsella, has announced his upcoming tour plans in support of his new 2006 full length and follow up to I Do Perceive.

The album is titled At Home With Owen, and Mike will be supporting the album on seperate tours with Make Believe (Japan) and Rocky Votolato, Drag The River (USA)

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