East Haven, Connecticut based husband and wife tag-team wrestling champions and/or popular musical ensemble Mates Of State have announced a May 20th release date for their fifth studio album, Re-Arrange Us. The record will be released via Barsuk Records and will feature a baby grand piano instead of an organ, as well as additional instrumentation for a fuller sound.
The band previously released Bring it Back in 2006 and the much discussed Team Boo in 2003.
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Joliet, Illinois’ Ryan’s Hope have been recording five new tracks at the Soundlab with Eddie Cantu. The new songs are titled “Madness Ensues,” “We Will,” “Choose Blasphemy,” “Bloodline,” and “Bastard Epidemic.” They band is planning to debut them live this Friday at the Note in Chicago and have plans to post the demo tracks online as a free download soon.
The band most recently released Apocalypse in Increments in 2006 on Punknews Records before parting ways with the label earlier this year.
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Buffalo, New York’s Lemuria will be headin’ on down to Puerto Rico for some shows. The band will be playing on the island in April, gearing up for the Asian Man Records Tour.
The band released their debut full length Get Better earlier this year on Asian Man Records.
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Like Fall Out Boy before them, Panic At the Disco has produced a customized Honda Civic to coincide with their upcoming headlining gig on the Honda-sponsored tour. According to the release, the car comes with “cavalcade of tasty enhancement” including a custom-upholstered “time-machine” interior, with burgundy leather door panels and armrests, diamond-patterned leather seats and luxe buttoned headrests. The interior is redone with mocha suede and fitted with a clock as well as gold flourishes throughout. Perhaps even cooler is the crystal knob topping the gear shift,
It’s a hybrid as well, so it provides estimated 40 miles per gallon city and 45 miles per gallon highway. It’s unclear how all the accessories will reduce the mileage, but considering the band is from Vegas, it’ll probably light up the night sky.
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We’ve got some brand new music from Philadelphia-based Dirty Tactics. You may not heard of them yet but we think you’ll dig them. We’re streaming their new EP, Gangster Stamina.
You can check out the album on their Punknews.org Profile.
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The highly anticipated Clash documentary from filmmaker Don Letts has released the official teaser trailer for the upcoming DVD due out in March. Letts’ a long-time Clash collaborator and Grammy-winning producer follows the live transformation of the band, incorporating footage from all phases of the Clash’s meteoric career, beginning with live-in-the-studio clips and climaxing with a blow-out performance at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1982. With rare and previously unreleased footage from all over the world, this film documents the history of the band by showcasing live performances.
Along with the trailer, the filmmakers have also announced that an edited version of the film will be appearing on PBS while the full length DVD is due out April 15th. Details on regional airings can be found on this page.
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The Matches have another new song from their upcoming full length. The record is titled A Band in Hope and is due out March 18, 2008. It is the follow-up to Decomposer which was released in 2006.
Like the previous album, the record includes contributions from a myriad of producers including Tim Armstrong (Rancid), Nick Hexum, Mark Hoppus (Blink-182), John Feldmann (Goldfinger), the Wizard Miles Hurwitz, Matt Radosevich, Mike Green, Paul Ruxton, John Paulsen and more.
The new track can be found on their myspace page.
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Daggermouth vocalist Nick Leadlay has been forced to take a break from the band’s ongoing tour due to severe issues with anxiety and depression. His bandmates explained:
Unfortunately, Nick will be unable to continue with us at this point. Nick has a history of battling with depression and anxiety, and on Feb 22 life on the road finally caught up with him and his body basically gave up. After checking into the hospital it became apparent to Nick and everyone in the band that he needed to go home and seek help immediately. Until further notice Daggermouth will be touring with a replacement vocalist. To be clear, Nick isn’t out of the band and we all plan for him to come back as soon as his health permits.
The band released Turf Wars last year.
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Murder By Death have posted another new song from their upcoming debut for Vagrant Records. The band’s new full length, Red Of Tooth And Claw will drop on March 04, 2008.
You can find “Comin’ Home” on their MySpace page.
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Bury Your Dead have posted a new song from their upcoming album. The record is titled Bury Your Dead and is due out March 18, 2008. The record marks the recorded debut of vocalist Myke Terry, former vocalist of Cassius from Richmond, Virginia.
You can find “Wombdisease” on their myspace page.
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Clouds, the new project from former Cave In guitarist Adam McGrath has posted two new songs from their upcoming Hydrahead debut. The lineup is rounded out by members of Kid Kilowatt, 27, The Suicide File and The Hope Conspiracy amongst others,
You can check out the songs on their myspace page.
Continue reading Clouds (ex-Cave In): “Empires in Basements,” “Feed the Horse”
Our friend Ronen Kauffman (of Zombie Apocalype and New Brunswick, New Jersey, Goodbye fame) has posted the latest edition of his his podcast series, Issue Oriented. In this episode, Ronen talks to Chuck Ragan and John Joseph of the Cro-Mags.
You can check out the latest episode of the show by clicking on the big “Issue Oriented” button on the right side of Punknews.org or by visiting Issue Oriented directly.
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Matt Young, vocalist of Amber Pacific has left the band. His former bandmates posted the announcement/explanation:
As the days turn to weeks, and the weeks into months, I have found myself searching to find my place in life, in this very place and time. Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion that my place is no longer as a member of Amber Pacific.
I’m now going to shift my efforts to going back to school and pursuing a career in public education as a principal, in hopes that I can better prepare future generations for what lies ahead.
The band released a digital EP earlier this year. Their last studio record was 2006’s The Possibility And The Promise.
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