No Use For A Name will hit the road for a short US tour this July in support of their upcoming greatest hits collection All the Best Songs. The band will tour with new Fat Wreck Chords labelmates the Flatliners as well as Whole Wheat Bread.
All the Best Songs features two previously unreleased tracks and is scheduled for a July 10 release. We brought you the track listing earlier. The band’s last full length was 2005’s Keep Them Confused.
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Fall Of The West Records has put up new songs from two upcoming albums – “Songs” from This Ship Will Burn’s A Fool’s Paradise and “Epic Pt. 1: Rise Of An Empire” from Gator Country’s We’ll Bet Cupcakes. You can also grab a free live performance by Gator Country on the label’s website.
A Fool’s Paradise is FOTW’s first release on vinyl and songs from both releases will eventually be downloadable or streamable for free at the Fall Of The West website.
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The 9th annual Iceland Airwaves festival is set to take place from October 19th to the 21st in a number of clubs and bars in Reykjavík. Among numerous Icelandic acts the fest will feature the likes of !!!, Bloc Party, Of Montreal, Buck 65, Annuals and others from North America and Europe.
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Rockstar conquers all again with the next in its city-sprawling, crime-ridden series in Grand Theft Auto IV. Niko Bellic is an Eastern …
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The Used will be canceling all of their tourdates throughout June and July this summer, including their stint on the Vans Warped Tour. The reason for the sudden cancelation is a node that has developed on singer Bert McCracken’s vocal folds. The singer is expected to make a full recovery “in about five weeks.”
The band is expecting to return to touring in September. The band released Lies for the Liars earlier this year.
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Montreal’s Ion Dissonance has posted a video for their single “Kneel” via YouTube. The video was filmed in the mountains of Santa Clarita, CA by director Andrew DeYoung (Chiodos, Scars Of Tomorrow). Vocalist Kevin McCaughey commented on the locale “The set was previously intended for stunts and special effects. There were flipped over busses, smashed up RV’s and a whole lot of cool props lying around…we were all very pleased and excited with how it came out!!”
The song appears on the band’s recent Abacus full length Minus the Herd.
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Portland, Oregon’s Eli Keller has signed to Mediaskare/Crazy Lucky Records. The four-piece indie/pop/rock group has been compared to bands like Circa Survive and Minus The Bear.
You can find more information about the band, and some music at their MySpace page.
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Near MIss, which consists of two former members of Bigwig, have announced the dreaded “hiatus” in a message on their MySpace page:
the future is hard to tell in general but i think we will plan to play a last show or two with me and josh back in austin sometime after the summer..so we will post something about that as soon as we dial in a date..and who knows maybe a studio record eventually..we all are super tight friends and there are no bad vibes ..out reasons for not playing are beyond our control..
The band released their last record, Testing the Ends of What They’ll Put Up With, last year.
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The Dropkick Murphys posted an update on their follow up to 2005’s The Warrior’s Code.
Looks like we managed to finish up working on our new album before we jumped on the plane for Germany. Tentatively titled “The Meanest Of Times” we’re getting everything ready for a September release date so please stay tuned for more news and details on that in the coming weeks.
As previously repored the band will hit the road for a slate of US tour dates in August.
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Music Nation has launched it’s second season of online music competitions. Over the next 12 weeks a panel of judges and online voters will choose finalists in both rock and hip hop competitions. The winners will walk away with recording contracts from Original Signal Recordings and Epic Records.
Of note is the participation of Dave Allen, bassist for influential post-punk act Gang of Four. He’ll join record executive Andy Gershon 9epic Records, V2 Records) and Gen Art’s Carrie Schupper as a judge on the rock side of things. For more details on this year’s competition, head to musicnation.com.
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AOL Music has posted another new set of full album streams for new and recent releases. Among the streams are the new instrumental EP from the Beastie Boys, the new solo outing from Screeching Weasel frontman Ben Weasel, and the long awaited return of Bad Brains.
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Eric Ozenne’s new band Said Radio has finally debuted some music. You can head to their MySpace page now to check the song “Roses.” You’ll find lyrics there as well.
The Bay Area act features members of the Nerve Agents, Redemption 87 and Ceremony. The band is preparing to release an EP via Mankind Records later this year. They recorded with engineer and producer Andy Ernst who’s worked with just about everyone from that region including Green Day, Rancid, AFI, and Tiger Army.
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Representing their hometown of Baltimore, MD, American Riot have been tapped to kick-off the upcoming Insubordination Fest on July 5. The band recently recorded a five-song demo, and have posted it for free download on their MySpace page.
They join a line-up consisting of pop-punk’s finest including Ben Weasel, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Mr. T Experience, the Copyrights, Banner Pilot, the Ergs! and many more.
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