With almost everyone heading out to America’s phallic joke for some sort of music festival, us here stuck in Indiana have posted some new reviews. You can check them out below:
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Matador Records released a free Fall sampler, it features songs from new albums and albums yet to be rested. Among the 13 tracks are songs from Lou Reed, Belle & Sebastian, Fucked Up, Jay Reatard, Jaguar Love, Pavement, Mogwai and many more.
You can download the whole set including cover art right here.
Continue reading Free Matador sampler with F*cked Up, Jay Reatard, Lou Reed, Mogwai, Jaguar Love
Transit have posted a new video for the title track from their upcoming EP Stay Home. The EP is their debut for Run for Cover Records. The melodic punk band joined the label earlier this month. Along with the video, the song itself is also available for streaming on their myspace page.
Continue reading Transit: “Stay Home”
Panic! At the Disco have posted their new video from their sophomore full length, Pretty. Odd.. You can check out the video here.
In related news, the band’s new live album has been detailed. You can check out the cover art here and the track listing here.
Continue reading Panic At the Disco: “Northern Downpour”
Warship, the new project from two members of From Autumn to Ashes, have posted another new song from their debut album, Supply & Depend. The record is titled Supply and Depend and is due out November 4, 2008.
You can check out the song on their myspace page.
Continue reading Warship: “We’ve Never Been Equal”
The intro movie for Left 4 Dead, Valve’s upcoming zombie thriller, is now available on Steam in five different languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Russian.
In addition, iPod versions and iPhone versions of the English intro sequence are available here.
Continue reading Left 4 Dead Intro Sequence Now on Steam
Brooklyn’s Nakatomi Plaza have announced plans to break up after their appearance at The Fest this year:
[Our band] has entered the process of disbanding. I say “process” because that’s exactly what it is. It’s nearly impossible to end something overnight that you’ve been involved with for a decade, but it is in-fact ending, and very soon. I wanted to tell everyone (particularly our friends that do not live in the Northeast and that may be attending the Fest 7 in Gainesville, FL this weekend) to encourage you to come see the band this Sunday at 7:30pm at Durty Nelly’s for one of our final performances.
We hope to enter the studio by the end of this year and finally record these songs we’ve been working on for the last year and a half. We are too proud of them to let them go undocumented. And hopefully not too long afterwards, we will play an undetermined amount of farewell / record release shows centered around the Northeast. These will surely be very special events and we hope you can attend.
Statements from each band member can be found here.
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The official Tomb Raider: Underworld Demo is now available via Steam. Experience a portion of the Thailand level from the upcoming Tomb Raider: Underworld.
Tomb Raider: Underworld will be available for pre-purchase on Steam starting November 11th.
Continue reading Tomb Raider: Underworld Demo on Steam, Pre-purchase to Start Nov 11
Orange County’s Mikoto just released their new album, We Are The Architects, the followup to their 2005 self-titled album. The band’s vocalist Ray Harkins spoke with our own Sarah El-Hamzawi about the recording of the album and what the band has been up to.
Continue reading Interviews: Ray Harkins (Mikoto)
NOFX have announced a tour of the Southwestern United States with shows in Nevada, Arizona and California as well as shows in the UK and Ireland. The tour kicks off at the end of January 2009 and the UK tour begins in April 2009.
Continue reading Tours: NOFX (Southwest USA, UK)
Ben Nichols of Lucero has announced plans to release his new solo debut. The record is titled The Last Pale Light in the West and is due out January 20, 2009. Nichols entered the studio this past August with Rick Steff (Cat Power, Lucero) and Todd Beane (Glossary) to record this seven track mini-LP which features songs inspired from the Cormac McCarthy book Blood Meridian. Nichols self-released a download-version of the album earlier this month.
In related news, Lucero has signed to industry giant, Universal Records, and the band will be heading into the studio to record music for their sixth studio LP at the end of 2008, which is scheduled for release in summer 2009. Nichols also did a song for All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash where he contributed his take on “Delia’s Gone” to the compilation CD (out now on Anchorless Records). All profits from sales go to the Syrentha Savio Endowment (SSE), a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to underprivileged women who cannot afford the expense of fighting breast cancer. That album is streaming here.
Continue reading Ben Nichols of Lucero announces release plans for solo debut
Social Distortion and Motörhead will be headlining the upcoming Musink Tattoo & Music Festival in Costa Mesa, California. The festival will be a 25-date tour, which takes place from January to March 2009. Official tour dates and many more bands are to be announced soon. .
SD frontman Mike Ness is currently planning a solo tour. Earlier this year, Ness noted that the band will return to the studio next year to rework their still-untitled new album. This will be their first studio album since 2004’s Sex, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Continue reading Social Distortion, Motorhead to headline Musink Tattoo & Music Festival