This Time Next Year have posted a new song from their forthcoming Equal Vision Records debut due out in the Fall. Prior to that, the band will be selling copies of the song as part of a 2-song 7-inch on their upcoming tour. The album is the follow up to The Longest Way Home in 2008.
Check out “New Sensation” on their myspace page.
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Allentown, PA-based Pissed Jeans have announced their second full length for Sub Pop Records. The record is titled King of Jeans and is due out August 18, 2009. It is the follow-up to Hope for Men which was released in 2007.
The album was recorded with Alex Newport (At the Drive-In, The Locust, Sepultura).
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Riot Fest has announced some of the headliners for the 2009 edition of the Chicago Festival. The organizers have also unveiled plans for a Los Angeles-centered Riot Fest set to kick off in November.
The first batch of headliners for the Chicago event, set for October 7th through 12th will include Screeching Weasel, NOFX, Alkaline Trio, Murder City Devils, the Dead Milkmen and Cock Sparrer. The shows take place at the Congress Theatre, Metro, Double Door, Subterranean and Cobra Lounge. A limited number of five day passes go on sale June 6th for $99.00.
Riot Fest West takes its bow on November 12th – it runs through the 14th at four venues, Palladium, The Wiltern, Key Club and The Roxy in Los Angeles, the line-up will be announced shortly.
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Four Year Strong have posted the track listing for their forthcoming I Surrender/Decaydance debut. The record is titled Explains It All and is due out July 21, 2009. The album will feature only covers of 90s-era music that influenced the band and is the follow-up to Rise or Die Trying which was released in 2007.
Bands covered include Everclear, Smashing Pumpkins, No Doubt, Nirvana and Third Eye Blind.
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Alexisonfire have posted another new song from their forthcoming album. The record is titled Old Crows / Young Cardinals and is due out June 23, 2009. It is the follow-up to Crisis which was released in 2006.
Check out the song here.
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Only Crime frontman Russ Rankin told The Punk Site that the band has begun writing new material for what would be their third album. He notes:
We’re halfway through the writing process right now. We’ve done a couple at Fort Collins where Bill’s at and it’s been awesome. It’s been a lot of fun, some cool stuff coming out of it.
The band released Virulence in 2007.
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Man Man have announced a run of US dates and festivals kicking off July 3rd.
The band is supporting their Anti- Records debut, Rabbit Habits.
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Iron Chic have posted a new song from their forthcoming 7″ for Dead Broke Rekerds.
Check out “Shit/Giggles” at the band’s myspace page. The band last released a Demo in 2008.
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X vocalist Exene Cervenka announced that she has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The disease is an autoimmune condition in which the immune system attacks the nervous system and prevents the body from communicating internally.
In a press release, she wrote:
After some months of not feeling 100% healthy, I recently had some medical tests run and the prognosis is that I am suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Apparently, it has been affecting me for quite some time. Although this is obviously unfortunate news, I am choosing to see the positive in it. I, and X as a band, have supported the Sweet Relief charity since the mid-1990’s; the irony of this is not lost on any of us. Sweet Relief was started as an aide to uninsured artists by musician Victoria Williams when she herself was diagnosed with MS in 1992.
While this diagnosis will most certainly mean some changes for me, personally, it will not affect my commitments to the current X U.S. tour, nor will it affect my solo album that is slated for release this fall on Bloodshot Records. My focus will certainly be on maintaining my health–many people remain strong and continue to live their lives as productively as they had before an MS diagnosis and I plan to be one of those people.
To find out more about Sweet Relief please visit Sweet Relief.
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New York doom-metal act Khanate is currently streaming Clean Hands Go Foul.
You can check out the 4-track release here.
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Tonight’s Dispatch comes courtesy of Richmond, Virginia’s The Riot Before who have just returned from their first tour of Europe. In today’s episode, vocalist/guitarist Brett Adams talks about, amongst other things, Poland.
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iwrestledabearonce have posted the new video from their forthcoming Century Media debut. The record is titled It’s All Happening and is due out June 2, 2009.
Continue reading iwrestledabearonce: “You Ain’t No Family”