According to a Rock Sound report, Alkaline Trio have set a title for their forthcoming album and first release through a new partnership with Epitaph Records. The record will be called This Addiction. Co-vocalist Matt Skiba had this to say:
It is the first song on the record and the title of our new album. The song takes heroin addiction as a metaphor for love. The whole record is really personal, all three of us have been through quite a bit since our last album [2008’s ‘Agony & Irony’] and it is all expressed through this, all the songs are about the relationships we’ve been in and so the record has a constant theme.
The record is expected in 2010. Rumour is the album will be out by the second week of January though this remains unconfirmed.
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Black Numbers has signed Norman, Oklahoma’s Over Stars and Gutters. The label will reissue the band’s self-released debut Consider This Your Curse on CD as well as vinyl for the first time.
The reissue is due out January 12, 2010 and the initial pressing of the 12″ will be limited to 500 copies (300 orange, 200 yellow). Additionally, Black Numbers and Over Stars And Gutters are currently offering Consider This Your Curse as a donation-based download via the label’s Bandcamp site.
Consider This Your Curse was recorded by Stephen Egerton (The Descendents, All) between March and May of 2009 at Armstrong Recordings in Tulsa, OK. Check out some music on their MySpace page.
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Jazz up your line-ups with cool new character skins. This pack include three skins: Skull Robo, Jack-o-Magmor, and bonus Obsidian Magmor. Madballs Devil’s Night Skin Pack Now Available.
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Pavement have announced European, Australian and Japan dates on their 2010 Reunion tour. The band has not confirmed North American shows, but there is a big gap in the schedule from June through September which may eventually be occupied with the rumoured US and Canadian shows.
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NPR is hosting the first stream from Spoon‘s highly anticipated new album, Transference due out January 18, 2010.
Check out the song here.
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Dashboard Confessional has been tapped to support Bon Jovi on their forthcoming North American tour in 2010.
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Lemuria have announced the bulk of their dates for the coming months. The band will be on the road this month with a run of shows to close out the year and kick off 2010.
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Coheed and Cambria have finished tracking on their next album and follow up to their 2007 album, Good Apollo, I’m Burning Star IV, Volume Two: No World for Tomorrow.
The band posted this:
Hope you had a great holiday. On my way back to New York. We are done tracking. I am so excited about this album.
As originally reported, the record will be a “prequel” to the band’s multiple album concept/storyline and comic books.
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Death to False Hope Records have released their second free compilation today. It can be downloaded at the label’s website. The collection features previously unreleased songs by Why I Hate (featuring members of Divit), Off with Their Heads, Red Collar, Fierce Brosnan (members of Let Me Run and Static Radio NJ), and Punknews community spawned miscreants the Sandwiches. Other bands on the comp include Carpenter and Anchor Arms.
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The Killers have released their forth consecutive World AIDS Day single with all profits going to benefit the (RED) organization and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS in Africa.
The song, “Happy Birthday Guadalupe,” features guest vocals from Mariachi El Bronx the all-mariachi alter ego of The Bronx. You can preview the single on iTunes here.
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The lineup for the upcoming Enough is Enough compilation has been announced. Slated for a March release, the compilation will be posted as a free download and hopes to raise support and awareness for equal marriage rights. The lineup will include tracks from Shook Ones, Make Do and Mend, Transit, Into It. Over It., Bridge and Tunnel, Touche Amore, This is Hell, Balance and Composure, The Effort, My Heart to Joy and many, many others.
Check out the full lineup here. Those wishing to get involved right away may want to check out these sites.
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