Black Lips have released a new track from their forthcoming album. The record is titled 200 Million Thousand and is due out February 24, 2009. It is the follow-up to Good Bad Not Evil which was released in 2007.
The Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club posted an interview with Blake Schwarzenbach of Thorns Of Life (previously of Jawbreaker and Jets To Brazil), where Blake discusses topics such as house shows, the band’s upcoming release plans, cocaine addicted indy rockers running the English language, and drunken bike riding.
Noteworthy is that the band plans to self-release an album in the near future, and that Blake has to put a dollar into a “cuss jar” every time he says the word “awesome.” Regarding an album:
I see no need for a label. None of us know how people do music for sale anymore, so we are trying to figure that one out, but nobody is really buying music anyway. We might as well do it ourselves and lose money that way.
The full interview can be found on the Silver Sprocket website.
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Shirts for a Cure will be hosting a special free SXSW party this year. The bill will including Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four, Darkest Hour, The A.K.A.s and Ruiner. This will be the only 2009 SXSW appearance by The Bouncing Souls, Dillinger Four and Darkest Hour
It will take place at Red 7 (611 East 7th Street) on Friday March 20th, doors open at noon sharp. Donations will be collected at the door and are strong encouraged. You can check out the poster here.
If you’re not going to be in Austin for SXSW, the three bands are also touring the US beginning in March.
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Death In The Park, Andy Jackson and Joe Ballaro from Hot Rod Circuit‘s new band, have posted another new song. The song will appear on the bands forthcoming debut full-length (title TBA) on End Sounds in 2009.
Check out “Move” on their myspace page.
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Selections from Andrew Jackson Jihad and Cobra Skulls‘s Under the Influence 7-inch series are now streaming. The former covered Neutral Milk Hotel‘s “Two Headed Boy]] while the former tackled Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
Check out both (and buy a copy) right here.
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The Photo Atlas have announced plans to release a new EP. The record is titled To Silently Provoke The Ghost and is due out April 21, 2009. The disc was produced by J. Robbins (Against Me!, Bayside, Jets To Brazil, Murder By Death, Mewithout You) and the music is described as “the angularity and drive of Fugazi, the gut-punch of At The Drive-In and the infectiousness of Bloc Party”
You can find some music on their myspace page.
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Gatorface are the latest band to be joining us for a series of Dispatches. Alex Gatorface will be checking in for the next week to recount a recent series of shows with Virgins in support of their recent Sick and Stupid 10″. The band will be playing Harvest of Hope in March. In the meantime,
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How-To video site, Howcast, has put together an irony-free video explaining “How to Be Punk.” The video explains everything from music to tattoos and notes: “You don’t need to have anything to rebel against, you just need to look like you do.”
Turns out horizontal stripes are crucial to the whole punkification process. Try to stay on top of that.