End Sounds plan Minor Threat tribute with Rise Against, Gallows, Gorilla Biscuits, MxPx members

End Sounds is having their second annual Pre-SXSW Music Show/Party on Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at Red 7 in Austin, Texas with a one-time only all-star Minor Threat cover band. This year the event is sponsored by Punknews.org. The label explained:

Similar to last year (where End Sounds had a one time only Black Flag tribute band called Nervous Breakdown (Video 1, Video 2), we’re having a one time only Minor Threat cover band called Filler (e.g. the band’s not playing any other shows together ever) featuring: Zach Blair (Rise Against, GWAR, Only Crime, Hagfish), Luke Abbey (Gorilla Biscuits, Warzone) Mike Herrera (MxPx, Tumbledown) and Rob Marchant (Riverboat Gamblers, Slowride, Saboteur) with vocals by Frank Carter (Gallows) Sam Ghanbar (Complete Control)

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Bullet Treatment announce seven inch

Orange County, CA’s Bullet Treatment have announced that the band will be releasing a new 7inch through Fat Wreck Chords. The band is the project of Chuck Dietrich who rounds up a revolving door of musicians in the punk world. Here’s a statement from Chuck:

For the most part, we fly by the seats of our pants, often recording without ever meeting each other. For this 7″, every song will be exactly the same instrumentally, while each singer will write and perform their own individual vocal track without hearing any of the other recordings. Featured vocalists are Johnny from the Swingin’ Utters, Russ from Only Crime, Thomas of Strike Anywhere, Tim from Rise Against, Stza from Star Fucking Hipsters and Chris #2 of Anti-Flag.

The seven inch will be titled Designated Vol. I, and will be available with a limited color pressing and for digital download with a release date sometime in the spring of 2009. More details available here.
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Dollyrots, Girl in a Coma plan 2009 releases

Blackheart Records Group has announced some updates on plans for 2009. The Dollyrots are in the studio right now, recording their third album, produced by Chris Testa. Plans are underway for a 2009 release.

Girl in a Coma has finished work on their second album, produced by Greg Collins (Gwen Stefani) and Gabe Gonzalez (member of Sleepercar) with a few tracks produced by Joan Jett and Kenny Laguna. The album is also headed for a release this year.
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Defeater: “Travels”

DefeaterOur stream today comes from Boston, MA-based Defeater. We’ve got a stream of the band’s new full length, Travels. The album was one of the best of 2008 according to one Punknews.org editor and our review described it as “successfully leaves behind the clich├ęs of heavy music and concept album overindulgence and in many ways hits a new artistic peak for hardcore.

You can check it out on their Punknews.org Profile
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Paper + Plastick launch new website, offer free sampler

Paper + Plastick records has launched a brand new website. The label has also just released a new 10″ from Coffee Project, which feautres Buddy from Less Than Jake and Jake from Rehasher.

To celebrate the website launch and Coffee Project 10″, Paper + Plastick has posted a free sampler on their website. You can download it here.
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Nine Inch Nails to tour with Jane’s Addicition, go on hiatus

Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor announced some of the band’s plans for 2009, and among the most notable are plans for a tour with Jane’s Addiction before heading into a hiatus. Reznor explained:

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of our first releases. I’ve been thinking for some time now it’s time to make NIN disappear for a while. Last year’s “Lights in the Sky” tour was something I’m quite proud of and seems like the culmination of what I could pull off in terms of an elaborate production. It was also quite difficult to pull off technically and physically night after night and left us all a bit dazed. After some thought, we decided to book a last run of shows across the globe this year.

The approach to these shows is quite different from last year – much more raw, spontaneous and less scripted. Fun for us and a different way for you to see us and wave goodbye. I reached out to Jane’s to see if they’d want to join us across the US and we all felt it could be a great thing. Will it work? Will it resonate in the marketplace? Who knows. Are there big record label marketing dollars to convince you to attend? Nope.

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