Broadway Calls set to record at the Blasting Room

Broadway Calls have updated their myspace blog with this update on their upcoming recording plans:

A few of you may be wondering why there are no upcoming shows listed on our page. Well, starting on Tuesday March 10th, we will be heading to Ft. Collins, Colorado, and into the Blasting Room.

There we will be recording our new album with producer Bill Stevenson. For those of you who aren’t familiar, he drums for the Descendants and Only Crime, and has made amazing records with bands like NOFX, Good Riddance, Rise Against, Comeback Kid, Suicide Machines, Descendants, A Wilhelm Scream, MxPx, Lagwagon, The Ataris, Black Flag, and tons more.

Obviously we’re extremely excited. We have close to 20 songs, and we will be choosing the best of those to make our 2nd full length album, which will come out later this year.

The band issued Broadway Calls in 2007.
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American Steel wants tattoo photos

Oakland, CA’s American Steel have put out the wire that they are looking for photos of American Steel tattoos that anyone might have to use for the cover art on their next album. Says the group:

My bros, we have decided to have our album artwork be a photo collage of AmSteel tattoos. People have sent pictures or shown us their tattoos over the years and I know there are some pretty sweet ones out there. I haven’t been trying to convince everyone that we should say AS tattoos are good for free admission to our shows for life. Damn logistics and cooler heads and all that. Maybe one day. Until then, be on our album cover.

The band asks that all photos are at least 300 dpi and are sent to The band last released Destroy Their Future in 2007.
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Rise Against to premiere new song in Guitar Hero

Rise Against has announced plans to debut a brand new song, “Death Blossoms,” through Guitar Hero: World Tour. The song will be available as part of a three-song package for the game which will also feature “Audience of One,” from Appeal to Reason and “Ready to Fall,” from The Sufferer & the Witness.

The Rise Against Track Pack will be available March 12th on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® for 440 Microsoft Points and on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system for $5.49. “Death Blossoms,” “Audience of One” and “Ready to Fall” will be released individually as downloadable singles for Xbox 360 for 160 Microsoft Points, PLAYSTATION 3 system for $1.99 and Wii™ for 200 Wii Points each.
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Dakota Fanning, Kristin Stewart in Runaways movie

Variety is reporting some casting information about the new film about influential female punk act The Runaways.

Producers Art and John Linson will be bringing their story to the bigs creen as Neon Angels. The film will concern the lives of members Joan Jett, Cherie Currie and the late Sandy West. An unpublished memoir written by lead singer Curie will be used as source material for a drama that intends to bare all the drugs, sex and heartache experienced by girls who “struggled to be viewed as musicians, not sex kittens with guitars.”

Dakota Fanning has been cast as Cherie Currie and she joins Kristen Stewart of Twilight who will play Joan Jett. Like Fanning, Currie was only 15 when she joined the Runaways.
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Stream Warner acts covering other Warner acts with Against Me!, Black Keys, Taking Back Sunday

Warner has launched a stream of their recently announced compilation with their newer artists cover their older artists for a new compilation. For example, the Flaming Lips are covering Madonna, Against Me! is handling The Replacements, Black Keys will cover Captain Beefheart, Mastodon will tackle ZZ Top and Taking Back Sunday is covering Tom Petty.

The record is titled Covered: A Revolution in Sound and is due out < March 10, 2009.

Check out the stream here.
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Saddle Creek talks about Cursive for $1 promotion

Dream Not Of Today spoke with Jason Kulbel from Saddle Creek Records about their recent $1 per day pricing for the new album from Cursive. On Sunday, the album was priced at $1, and then increased by $1 each day until the official release on March 10, 2009.

Jason explained:

When you have records leak early or have a huge lead time like three months or something before a record comes out, it seems like all the talk is spread out over such a long period of time. So we tried to kick that stud a little bit. It was more about the leaks, for sure. We’ve definitely went out of our way with watermarks and handing out to specific journalists and radio people and things like that before this last Friday. It was more on the leak end, for sure.

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Jimmy Eat World: “Goodbye Sky Harbor (Live in Denver)”

A fan captured some live footage of Jimmy Eat World performing “Goodbye Sky Harbor” while on their Clarityx10 tour. The band is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their beloved album, Clarity with a special tour. The videographer noted:

Jimmy Eat World performs Goodbye Sky Harbor at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colorado as part of their Clarity tour. They played an extended outro similar to the version on ‘Clarity.’

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