Against Me! has posted a track from their early Vivida Vis incarnation. The track was presumably cut from the 1998 Misanthrope Records release, and is titled “One Pound of Flesh.”
Tom Gabel discussed that era in the band’s history in a Racket Magazine interview, saying:
So, okay, when you started out as a band, when we started out as a band… NO ONE fucking liked us. (laughs) No one! Our first year of shows was just like us showing up, me and Kevin and unloading my acoustic guitar, and Kevin unloading his drums; which was like this weird home made kit, and people were like “What the fuck is this?” and making fun of us.
No one liked us at first, and now there’s all these people saying “I’ve loved you since (Vivida Vis).” “No, you didn’t. No one liked us when (Vivida Vis) was around. I was there at the shows! There were TEN people there, what are you talking about? I know you weren’t there.”
Australia’s Bombshell ‘Zine recently sat down with Bad Religion‘s Brooks Wackerman, who, along with playing in the legendary band, has guested with a diverse range of acts from Tenacious D to the Vandals. He is also working on several projects outside Bad Religion including The Innocent with members of No Use for a Name and Bleeding Through, and his own solo project, Kidneys.
Radiohead‘s now-famous donation-suggested release of In Rainbows will not be repeated with the band’s next album. The group spoke to the BBC about it, saying:
The “honesty box” idea was a one-off response to a particular situation. It was one of those things where we were in the position of everyone asking us what we were going to do. I don’t think it would have the same significance now anyway, if we chose to give something away again.
Underoath has revealed details and a release date for their upcoming live CD/DVD. The record is titled Survive, Kaleidoscope and is due out May 27, 2008. It is the follow-up to Define the Great Line which was released in 2006.
Popular British post-punk outfit The Futureheads have released a free download of an exclusive remix of their single, “The Beginning of the Twist.” The song appears on their upcoming self-released album. The album will be the band’s first non-major label release in the UK via their own Nul Recordings. The record is titled This Is Not The World and is due out May 26, 2008