You Say Party! We Say Die! to release digital remix album

Vancouver’s You Say Party! We Say Die! are currently at work on their next record, the follow up to 2007’s Lose All Time. In the mean time the band will release a digital-only record titled Remik’s Cube, which features remixes and reinterpretations of songs from Lose All Time. The files will flow from Paper Bag Digital on August 26th. The project features tracks tweaked by Montag, The Octopus Project, Wallpaper, RAC and others. You can check out some of the results at MySpace.

The band plans to make their way across Canada once again this fall, including an appearance at the Pop Montreal.
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The Girls detail “Yes No Yes No Yes No”

The GirlsSeattle’s The Girls have detailed their sophomore LP Yes No Yes No Yes No, which will be released on September 16th via Dirtnap Records. The band once again worked with producer Martin Feveyear (The Briefs, Epoxies), who produced their 2004 debut.

The song “Transfer Station” can be downloaded here.

At one time or another the Girls have featured members of the Briefs, the Spits, the Catheters, and the Cute Lepers. The band’s current line up features vocalist Shannon Brown, guitarist Vas Kumar, bassist Griff, keyboardist Derek Mason and drummer Elie Goral.
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Know the Score: “Concrete Coffin”

Fort Lauderdale’s Know the Score have posted the song “Concrete Coffin” from the upcoming reissue of All Guts, No Glory. The release contains the original record re-mastered along with five new bonus tracks and all new artwork. It was originally released in 2005 on the Goodbye Blue Skies label. You can hear the track at MySpace.

Eulogy Recordings also plans to release a 12″ LP titled All or Nothing which will contain the music from All Guts, No Glory and 2006’s All Time Low. Both records will be released on August 19th. Both records will be released on 8/19/08.
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Morning Glory: “Not Another Christmas”

Morning GloryFreshly reunited ska/punk heroes Morning Glory have posted a new demo from their forthcoming full length. The band, which includes members of INDK, Leftover Crack, Nausea, World/Inferno Friendship Society and Public Serpents, released their last record The Whole World Is Watching in 2003. A reissue of that album followed in 2007.

You can find “Not Another Christmas” on their myspace page.

The band has also started to confirm venues for their tour of the US west coast. Check their MySpace page for the details.
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Tours: Atreyu, As I Lay Dying, Story Of The Year, HORSE The Band at Taste Of Chaos Europe

Taste Of Chaos, the Warped Tour offshoot tailor made for the eyeliner and girl jeans crowd, will hit Europe this October. The tour will be headlined by Atreyu and will feature As I Lay Dying, Story Of The Year, HORSE The Band and Japan’s MUCC. The festivities kick off on October 9th in Hamburg, Germany (although Atretu and As I Lay Dying will join up will miss that day) and runs until Halloween in Oxford, UK.
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That Was Something, Crisis in Hollywood, Bright Light Fever

Detroit’s That Was Something have posted their new song “She Is The West Coast” from their upcoming EP Down, But Not Out. The new work was produced by Rob Freeman (Hit The Lights, Cobra Starship). This is also the band’s first song available that features their new vocalist.

Orlando, Florida’s Crisis in Hollywood will hit the studio in August to record their sophomore album for the Financial Records label. Anthony Raneri of Bayside will produce. The band commented “It’s going to lean towards pop/punk for sure, as we all love a great hook, but we’re looking to put out an album a metal head, a punk, and an indie rocker can all appreciate.” The new record will follow up Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, which was released last year.

Freshly dropped from Stolen Transmission records and currently label less, Sacramento’s Bright Light Fever have finished their new record Red Hands In Holy Water. The band is selling download cards at shows that give access not only to the new record, but to every song the band’s ever recorded.
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Happy 25th Birthday Independent Trucks!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of legendary skateboard trucks company, Independent. While skateboard trucks are certainly not immediately deemed as punk rock, it is hard to deny the kinship both skateboarding and punk music have shared. Even the timelines for the history of both are nearly identical, going from alternative idea in their respective genres (sports, music), to being associated with outcasts and those differing from mainstream society, to overall social acceptance and part of everyday culture.

Ask any 10 kids that skateboard, or are into punk rock, and more than likely at least 9 of them will tell you of some sort of affiliation they had with the other. Independent trucks have been a constant in the skateboard scene for as long as we can remember, so we salute them on a successful silver anniversary.
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Neil Young takes on the iPod, iTunes

The legendary Neil Young made waves at the recent Fortune Brainstorm Tech Conference in Half Moon Bay, California by speaking out against the iPod and iTunes. A recent piece by Fortune Magazine details his criticism, which chides the tech industry for allowing for a loss of fidelity and sound quality for the sake of portability. From Fortune:

“Apple has taken a detour down the convenience highway,” Young told the Brainstorm audience after taking the stage for an interview with Time Inc. editor-in-chief John Huey. “Quality has taken a complete backseat – if it even gets in the car at all.”

Young complained that music has become “like wallpaper” – more Muzak than music. “We have beautiful computers now but high-resolution music is one of the missing elements,” he said. “The ears are the windows to the soul.”

Young will soon be releasing a ten disc set of his life’s work on CD, DVD, and Blu-ray. His argument for fidelity favors high capacity Blu-ray, and he has come out as a vocal supporter of the format.
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Greg Grafin acoustic performance at Cultural Humanism award presentation

The WGBH Forum Network has posted the audio from the presentation of Greg Graffin‘s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism. It features the acceptance along with an acoustic performance. You can check it out here.

This past April the Bad Religion frontman was presented the award by the Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy. The award went to author Salman Rushdie a year prior.
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The Loved Ones lose a couple wheels, keep their heads

The Loved Ones has a bit of an automotive mishap on their ongoing tour with the Hold Steady. Dave Hause revealed the story:

Here’s the story: We played an amazing show with The Hold Steady in Minneapolis, got up and left Eric D4’s house where we had slept and were driving towards Fargo for the next show of the tour. And then 2 of our 6 wheels fell off.

That’s right, like at 70 miles an hour. The 2 rear passenger dual wheels FELL OFF.

Our tour manager/merch man/driver/’overall miracle worker William Wilkie is the only reason I’m able to type this story out; he expertly navigated us to a stop on the shoulder of I94. After scrambling around, calling our loved ones, renting a van and spending every bit of money we’d made on the tour to fix our truck, we sailed out for Fargo with 10 minutes to spare before we were supposed to play. We played one of the most memorable sets I’ve ever played, given the circumstances. You never know when you are gonna be taken away, but I guess that just wasn’t our day to die. Playing music that night never felt quite so free and so real.

The band is currently supporting Build & Burn.
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