Fox News‘s Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld recently spoke with Damian “Pink Eyes” Abraham of Toronto hardcore innovators Fucked Up. Greg opens by saying this about Damian: “If musical genius was a satellite dish, I’d screw him on my roof.”
Fucked Up’s album, The Chemistry of Common Life, was one of your favorites of 2008.
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Vanna have announced their second full length for Epitaph Records. The record is titled A New Hope and is due out March 24, 2009. It is the follow-up to Curses which was released in 2007.
You can find the artwork on the release page.
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Chuck Ragan has posted an update on some plans for 2009:
I’m packing up right now to head over the pond to meet up with Digger Barnes and Jon Gaunt in Hamburg, Germany. We’ll be playing together on a short run over there before returning to the states to finish a new full length record for Side One Dummy. On the Euro tour we’ll be playing a wide range of material from Los Feliz, Feast Or Famine, Bristle Ridge, Revival Road as well as some new songs that will be on the next record. We’ll all also do our best to keep you posted and up to date with the new Side One Dummy record.
Chuck releases Feast or Famine in 2007.
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The New York Times has an article about a 34 year old man from Melbourne, Australia who plans to open the first skate-park to ever exist in war-torn Afghanistan.
Oliver Percovich is hoping to use the skateboarding school as a way to help encourage students into after-school activities like English and computer classes, which are otherwise reserved for the elite. The news paper describes the park as “a decrepit Soviet-style concrete fountain with deep fissures. The tangle of novice skaters resembles bumper cars more than X Games.”
Sadly, girls can only participate in skateboarding for a few short years. When Afghan girls reach puberty, they must be veiled and can no longer associate with men outside the family. Percovich said his indoor skate park could be part of the solution, with boys and girls in separate classes.
You can find the article, some photos and video here.
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Harlots have announced that they’re now on an indefinite hiatus.
According to the band:
As it stands right now, Harlots played our last show at Robot Mosh Fest 2008 in West Bend, WI alongside our good friends in Veil of Maya, After The Burial, With Dead Hands Rising, Paria, HeWhoCorrupts, etc. At this point almost all of us are living in different states, and we just can’t afford to be a band. We’ve been doing this since 2002 and we all have given up so much to be in this band.
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Grails has unveiled a trailer for their forthcoming DVD Acid Rain. You can check out the trailer here.
The DVD will feature music videos from the band’s last few albums as well as nearly two hours of live show footage from the past several years and bonus materials.
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Metalcore act August Burns Red have posted their cover of the Britney Spears track, “Baby One More Time.”
You can check it out here.
Other bands on the disc include Alesana, Attack Attack, Bayside, Breathe Carolina, The Cab, A Day To Remember, Escape The Fate, Four Year Strong, Mayday Parade, Silverstein, A Static Lullaby and There For Tomorrow.
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Post-hardcore act Rival Schools (Civ, Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Youth of Today, Iceburn) have begun work on their first full length in eight years. The band posted this on their blog:
Faders are flying as recording begins!!!
The band released United By Fate in 2001.
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Crust/metal act Kylesa have posted a new track from their upcoming album. The record is titled Static Tensions and is due out March 17, 2009.
Check out “Said and Done” on their myspace page.
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Pop punk outfit Single File have announced a title and release date for their forthcoming Reprise Records debut. The record is titled Common Struggles and is due out April 7, 2009. The album was produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, The All-American Rejects, Less Than Jake) and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge (The Rolling Stones, Weezer, Fountains of Wayne),
You can check out some music on their myspace page.
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Today we’re very excited to bring you an exclusive brand new video from Look Mexico. The video is for “You’re Not Afraid Of The Dark, Are You?” from the band’s latest release, Gasp Asp. It’s out now as a 3-song 7″ on Tiny Engines and as a 4-song digital release on Lujo Records.
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mewithoutYou have posted an update on their next full length.
We are very close to sending the new album out to be mastered. I realize that it’s been taking us some time to get this done, but all of our careful pain staking attention will be worth it. We are all very pleased with how things are shaping up. I hope that we will do a tour this summer. There still has to be some talk between the band members but we will see what is in store for our year.
The record will be the follow-up to Brother, Sister which was released in 2006.
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