Young Livers to enter studio

Young Livers Gainesville, FL’s Young Livers will be entering Satellite Recordings in Ventura, CA with producer Armand John Anthony later this month to record “about 14 songs, ten of which will probably end up on the record, with some left over for splits and stuff.” The band’s next full-length is tentatively slated for a fall release via No Idea Records, and will follow up The New Drop Era, released in 2007.

The band also has a week of California shows booked after their recording session is complete; all dates will also feature The Fucking Wrath.
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No Use for a Name guitarist joins Bleeding Through

Dave Nassie of No Use for a Name has been tapped to join Bleeding Through. Nassie, who has been lead guitarist in NUFAN since the departure of Chris Shiflett in 1999, replaces Jona Weinhofen. Bleeding Through introduced Dave on their myspace page:

Our good friend Dave Nassie — who many of you will recognize not only from No Use For A Name, Infectious Grooves and a brief stint with Suicidal Tendencies but from Brandan’s side project, The Innocent, as well — has joined Bleeding Through on guitar.

Jona Weinhofen, who joined Bleeding Through two years ago, told us during our North American headliner that he would be leaving the band. As he put it, while he enjoyed his time with us, he missed Australia and of course our well documented financial struggles last year due to Trustkill Records lack of timely commitment to their contractual obligations (which continue; they are 90 days late on royalties) all led to his decision.

The band has signed a new publishing deal with Sony, a merch deal with Warner Music Group and will have a new label soon. They released Declaration in 2009.
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Rancid talks to Washington Post about “Let the Domino’s Fall”

Washington Post Express spoke to Lars Frederiksen & Tim Armstrong about the band’s new album, how they’ve written all their songs on acoustic guitar, their family-tight bond, the influence of Brett Gurewitz, how punk can still be inspiring as you get older.

The thing I loved about punk rock, it didn’t have any barriers. .. The music i was listening to was all about unity.. … It didn’t matter where you came from, or who your parents were, or what color your skin was, or what your sexual preference was, if you’re male or female. If you’re coming to punk rock, and punk rock is choosing you, you’re an outcast in the first place. … We love a lot of new bands, too. The good thing about punk rock is that you can listen to a band from 30 years ago and they sound like yesterdays.

Check it out here.
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Banner Pilot completes tracking; album due out this fall

Recent Fat Wreck signing Banner Pilot have announced via their myspace blog that they have completed all of the basic tracking for their as-yet-untitled new record. Bassist Nate Gangelhoff has posted a series of updates in recent weeks from the studio, reassuring fans that the album “isn’t going to be overproduced”, and letting slip that the release will include 12 songs, two of which are titled “Farewell to Iron Bastards” and “Drains to the Mississippi”. The album is due out some time this fall.

The band last released Resignation Day in 2008.
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Bad Religion to repress Stranger Than Fiction on vinyl

Bad Religion is planning a very limited clear vinyl repress of their 1994 album, Stranger Than Fiction. The record will be limited to 500 copies on clear vinyl and available only through in celebration of the 15th anniversary of it’s release.

Due out July 14, 2009, the record is the band’s most successful having gone gold on the strength of singles, “Infected” and “21st Century (Digital Boy).” (The latter originally appeared on Against the Grain)

“Infected” is currently streaming on Bad Religion’s myspace page.
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Bouncing Souls: “The Mental Bits”

Bouncing Souls It’s the first of the month and so the Bouncing Souls have posted their new song, “The Mental Bits.” Bassist Bryan Kienlen had this to say:

Another silly-titled song, coming out June 1st, just in time for summer! Musically, a tip of the hat to one of our favorites back in high school, The Specials. Move out, move on everybody, let it go and cruise forward more lightly and easily. Celebrate your life, it’s June!!! Listen to that English fellow losing his mind in the background, that’s Ted Hutt, our cool producer with a big megaphone, hence the “mental” bits.

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Blink 182, Nirvana, SDRE, Darkest Hour, Face to Face, AFI in Guitar Hero 5

Kaiser Chiefs A full list of participating bands has been announced for Guitar Hero 5. Among the highlights are AFI, Arctic Monkeys, Attack! Attack! UK, Band of Horses, Beastie Boys, Billy Idol, Blur, Brand New, Darker My Love, Darkest Hour, Elliott Smith, Face to Face, Iggy Pop, Jimmy Eat World, Johnny Cash, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, My Morning Jacket, Nirvana, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Sonic Youth, Sublime, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Bronx, The Duke Spirit, The Killers, The Police, The Sword, The White Stripes, Thrice, TV On The Radio, Vampire Weekend and Weezer.

The game is due out September 1, 2009.

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