Samantha Jane Dorsett (Plan-it-X Records)

The dedicated fan community at Plan-It-X Records are reporting that label co-founder Samantha Jane Dorsett has passed away. Details are sparse at this time, but Sam recently suffered a 50-foot fall in Berkeley which resulted in broken bones and extensive spinal injuries. Earlier this year the Plan-It-X community released a benefit tribute to raise money for her recovery.

Dorsett (the “Sam” from the label’s slogan “In Sam We Trust”) co-founded the Plan-It-X in 1994 with Chris Johnston. She also released music on the label under the name Peanucle. Dorsett was credited as a founder of Boxcar Books and a member of the Long Haul Infoshop.

Our deepest condolences go out to Sam’s family and friends.
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Misery Signals / Your Demise / The Number Twelve Looks Like You (Europe)

Misery Signals will be doing a European tour with Your Demise and the Number Twelve Looks Like You late this summer.

Misery Signals will be supporting 2008’s Controller on Ferret. Your Demise recently issued Ignorance Never Dies on Visible Noise. The Number Twelve released Worse Than Alone in 2009 on Eyeball.
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The Sandwiches: “Who is Phone”

The Sandwiches, a band made up of Punknews community regulars, have unveiled their new song “Who is Phone” at MySpace. The song will appear on their upcoming debut full length Hitting Refresh to Drop Witty Comments due out this fall on Death to False Hope Records.

“Who is Phone” makes use of several Punknews comment-section memes, and as such we’ve secured the lyrics for you.
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The Maine signs to Warner Bros.; deluxe reissue planned

The Maine have inked with Warner Bros. Records.

The emo-pop wunderkinds will find their 2008 Fearless debut, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop, digitally reissued by the label in a deluxe edition format on iTunes, which will add bonus tracks, music videos and a 30-minute documentary dubbed “In Person.” The release date is July 14th.

The band’s final release for Fearless was a holiday-themed EP in 2008 called …And a Happy New Year.
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For Those Still Standing: Episode 13

Mike Hale This week’s installment of Mike Hale‘s tour journal, For Those Still Standing, comes in the form of an interview conducted by our good friend Sam Sutherland, who’s work you can see at Exclaim.

Mike recently released a solo album, Lives Like Mine as well as Volume 2 with his band In the Red. Hale will be spending the rest of the week wrapping up a tour of the UK. Once’s he’s done with that, expect to hear regular reports about his adventures back home as he continues to attempt to tour his way through the year.

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The Casting Out: “Tell Me”

The Casting Out Newark, DE’s The Casting Out have posted a new song from an upcoming digital EP. The band promises to have dropcards for sale at future shows, while sales through Fail Safe Records and iTunes will be available soon. The EP also contains a new version of “Your Last Novelty”, as well as Minor Threat and Misfits covers. The release will follow up Go Crazy! Throw Fireworks!, released earlier this year.

Check out “Tell Me” at the band’s myspace page.
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North Park Awesome Fast lineup announced

Details about the upcoming North Park Awesome Fast have been announced. The festival will be happening September 4-7 and will be spread out among four different venues in San Diego, CA.

Bands slated to appear at the event include Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, Tenement, The Dukes of Hillsborough, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Audacity, Behind the Wagon, Bitchin Summer, Breaker Breaker One Niner, Bumbklaatt, Cheap Girls, Dan Padilla, Dead To Me, Drunken Boat, For.the.Win., The Gateway District, Git Some, God Equals Genocide, Grabass Charlestons, Japanese Monsters, Killer Dreamer, Love Songs, Madison Bloodbath, New Bruises, Ninja Gun, O Pioneers!!!, Off with Their Heads, Pretty Boy Thorson and the Falling Angels, Ready The Jet, Rest of Us, Re-volts, Robocop 3, Rumspringer, Shang-a-Lang, Shark Pants, Success, Sunny Side, The Anchor, The Arrivals, The Damage Done, The God Damn Doo Wop Band, Thee Makeout Party, The Maxies, This Is My Fist, Tiltwheel, Too Many Daves, Toys That Kill, Turkish Techno, Uh Oh!, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Used Kids, Vacation Bible School, Vena Cava, White Night, and Young Offenders.

Tickets will be going on sale July 11 through the festival’s website; the passes are $30 and only 300 will be sold.
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Rx Bandits: “Bring Our Children Home Or Everything Is Nothing”

Rx Bandits Rx Bandits have a new song available for download via Reverb Nation. The song comes from the band’s highly anticipated full-length Mandala, due out July 28, 2009. The band will be co-headlining a tour with Dredg this summer in support of the record.

Download “Bring Our Children Home Or Everything Is Nothing” at this page.
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Dave Nassie confirms No Use For A Name departure

With news that he recently joined the ranks of Bleeding Through, guitarist Dave Nassie has confirmed that he is leaving No Use For A Name. Dave commented:

I just wanted to take this time to thank all the No Use friends, family, and fans for all your love and support for the past 10 years. I am sure most everyone by this time knows, but I will no longer be found on stage right guitar. I have truly enjoyed and appreciated all the years making music, life long friends, and records with such a talented group of people. I can’t sum up in one phrase how to describe my time in this band, but I can tell you I wouldn’t have the family I do or the wonderful memories without the important roles of so many. No Use will always hold a special place in my heart and to Tony, Rory, and Matt I am forever proud to say I have shared the stage and so many amazing times with you. I will always look back on my time in this band as one who was lucky to play such great songs and share them with so many. To everyone at Fat and the all the agencies that have taken us around the globe I appreciate all you have done and will miss you all.

The band last released The Feel Good Record of the Year in 2008. Nassie joined No Use after the departure of Chris Shiflett in 1999.
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Sabot to reissue Lucero catalogue on 180g vinyl

Lucero Sabot Productions has announced plans to reissue Lucero‘s first five albums on 180 gram vinyl. The records will be packaged with free MP3 download coupons. Nobody’s Darlings was released today, to be followed by Rebels, Rogues, & Sworn Brothers in the fall. That Much Further West, Tennessee and their self-titled record will arrive throughout 2010.

The band has a new full length arriving in October on Universal/Republic. The record was produced by Ted Hutt (Gaslight Anthem, Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, Flogging Molly).
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Against Me!: “Unsubstantiated Rumors” (Original Cowboy version)

Fat Wreck Chords has posted posted a download of Against Me!‘s “Unsubstantiated Rumors” from their upcoming collection The Original Cowboy. You can download it here.

The Original Cowboy is comprised of demos recorded at Goldentone Studio in Gainesville, FL with Rob McGregor in preparation for 2003’s As The Eternal Cowboy full length. The record is due out on July 7th.

Against Me! recently saw the addition of How Water Music’s George Rebelo to their ranks and the departure of drummer Warren Oakes.
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