Glassjaw to appear at Saints and Sinners Festival 2007

GlassjawMelodic-hardcore favorite Glassjaware the first band to be announced for the 2007 Saints and Sinners Festival. The festival will take place this November 3rd and 4th at The Convention Center in Asbury Park, NJ. The band played a few shows last December”, and earlier this year announced plans to release some new music.

You can check for updates on the Saints and Sinners Fest here.
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Tours: Avail / Smoke Or Fire

Richmond’s Avail are set to hit the road for a handful of US east coast shows this fall. The band will be take their neighbors and labelmates Smoke Or Fire out on the trip with them.

Avail last released Front Porch Stories in 2002, but have since re-issued their Lookout! era releases on Jade Tree in 2006. Frontman Tim Barry‘s been making a name for himself as a solo artist in recent years, most recently releasing Rivanna Junction via Suburban Home.
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Interviews: F*cked Up

Fucked Up Toronto, ON’s Fucked Up have become one of those rarities in modern music: a critically acclaimed hardcore punk act. Granted, they’re one with enough creative flourishes to keep the adjectives flowing for days on end. Their first full-length, 2006’s Jade Tree-released Hidden World, does exceed the 70-minute mark after all, and left various press pieces recommending it for fans of everyone from Black Flag and Negative Approach to Pink Floyd and the Who.

I spoke with rhythm guitarist Concentration Camp (Josh Zucker) and bassist Slumpy (Sandy Miranda) last Friday after the Brooklyn, NY stop of their ongoing U.S. tour, which also featured a set from partners in crime Career Suicide.

Pastepunk’s Jason Bergman, who took the photos you see below, conducted an interview with frontman Pink Eyes (Damian Abraham) the same night, so be sure to check that out as well.
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GR2 Top 15 Tracks – July 2nd, 2007

Here we are with the latest Top 15 for GR2.  Starting to see some of the music I added on the 18th break into the top tracks.  It's about time – you people need to vote more.  We are in July which means that we are getting very close to the start of the new royalty rates assuming that Congress or someone else does not intervene.  Lets hope that they do.

  1. Tiger Army – Annabel Lee
  2. Code 415 – Executive Control
  3. NOFX – Seeing Double At The Triple Rock
  4. Dropkick Murphys – The Auld Triangle
  5. Anti-Heros – Fuck Hollywood
  6. Rawmania – I wanna open fire
  7. Lagwagon – Automatic
  8. Dropkick Murphys – Do Or Die
  9. Descendents – Bikeage
  10. Social Distortion – Ring Of Fire
  11. Rancid – Gunshot
  12. Gorilla Biscuits – forgotten
  13. Good Riddance – Shame
  14. Social Distortion – Ball and Chain
  15. Anti-Anti – The Gold Old Days

Off With Their Heads detail upcoming release

More information has been announced on the upcoming collection release from Off With Their Heads. The album will be released this August on No Idea Records. Titled All Things Move Toward Their End, the album will feature songs from their splits with J Church and Tiltwheel, various 7″ releases, and more; including a previously unreleased track. To view the tracklisting and artwork click Read More. The band released Hospitals last year via Recess Records.
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Stepsonday, Floormodel, Scenes From a Movie

LA indie pop/rock band Stepsonday are streaming their new LP Little Light via the band’s PureVolume page. The 8 song record was produced by Nick Rucker (Yelloward, Rock Kills Kid, Plain White T’s).

Jeff Caudill of Gameface has a new band, dubbed Floormodel, with David Stoll of Germany’s Leniah. The electronic duo make music in the online span between Cologne, Germany and Los Angeles, California. Three songs from the record Random Access Memories are up on MySpace.

Charleston, WV’s Scenes From A Movie have added two new songs to their PureVolume page. The band recently released their new CD Pulse and will appear on select dates of this year’s Warped Tour.
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