Recent Ferret signing, Cincinnatti, OH’s Foxy Shazam have announced some details about their upcoming debut for the label. The label had this to say about the record:
[Influenced by] contemporaries like At the Drive-In, Gogol Bordello, Man Man, and others in the modern piano-driven punk era, Foxy Shazam construct a formula of chaotic and disjointed, convulsive punk rock, complete w/ apocalyptic lyrics and doom-ridden instrumentation.
The record is titled Introducing Foxy Shazam and is due out January 22, 2008. The band is supporting the record on a tour alongside HeavyHeavyLowLow who most certainly don’t sound like At the Drive-In or Gogol Bordello.
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Canadian national music publication Exclaim! has posted a video featuring an interview with 10,000 Marbles, guitarist for Canadian hardcore band Fucked Up. The interview discusses the band’s feelings on playing live as well as the follow-up to their 2006 Jade Tree debut, Hidden World.
Fucked Up most recently released the second in their “year of” series, Year of the Pig.
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Les Savy Fav have announced some tour this in November, December and January in support of their new album, Let’s Stay Friends.
A block of presale tickets is available here.
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Taking Back Sunday has posted a clip from their special “value priced” DVD titled Louder Now: Part Two. The DVD will include a CD with live tracks and B-Sides from the album as well. The band released Louder Now in 2006.
The DVD is due out November 20, 2007.
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Screeching Weasel co-founder John Pierson’s acoustic-leaning punk band Even In Blackouts will be hitting the road this month.
Last year, Pierson released his book about his time in Screeching Weasel, titled Weasels In a Box. EIB released their last album, Zeitgeist’s Echo in 2004.
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Foo Fighters have posted the latest video from their 2007 full length, The record is titled Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace and was released on September 25, 2007.
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Mike Herrera, frontman of MxPx, has unveiled a new EP from his solo/country project, Tumbledown. The disc is titled Atlantic City and includes six songs. It precedes a forthcoming full length which is still in the very early stages and there is no current release date.
You can check out four songs on his myspace page or purchase a digital download via DiscRevolt.
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Strike Anywhere recently spoke to a local Richmond newspaper about their recent deal with Taco Bell and plans for an acoustic EP.
Regarding, the Taco Bell promotion which was to provide free food for the band while on tour:
It’s crazy, because, on this tour, it’s really what we need. It’s an interesting spot for us to be in. As vegetarians, there are things we can eat at Taco Bell that aren’t at other fast-food places, but we still can’t bring ourselves to do it twice a day.
They also discussed plans for a stopgap acoustic EP before the upcoming follow up to Dead FM:
Rather than having folk versions of our punk songs, there’ll actually be new songs that are derived from parts of our songs, with guitars and banjos and maybe a dobro, pedal steel and maybe a fiddle.
Take our songs and deconstruct them all the way back before rock’n’ roll, back to an Appalachian-Dust Bowl-folk experience. We’re excited about this.
The band is currently in the final days of a month-long tour with Silverstein.
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Ambitions has posted a new track online entitled “Post Script,” as well as an e-card for their forthcoming Nov. 16 release Stranger.
You can check out “Post Script” here and the e-card here.
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Angels and Airwaves have posted an alternate video/short form film for “Everything’s Magic.” The song comes from I-Empire and is due out November 06, 2007.
Unlike the other video, this one includes bowler hats and mustaches. In related news, the band has launched an official “video” site via ModLife. The site features videos, films, acoustic and unreleased material. It’s all right here.
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Smallman Records recording artists The Reason have posted a “behind the scenes” teaser for their upcoming video ‘We’re so Beyond This.’ In addition they are offering free downloads of the single, which features Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara. Click here to watch the video and download the song.
The Reason released Things Couldn’t be Better last spring.
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Fearless has announced the signing of The Maine. The band will be releasing their debut EP for the label in December. The record is titled The Way We Talk and is due out December 11, 2007.
You can find the title track from the EP on their myspace page.
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