Kris Roe of the Ataris comments on comments

Our friend Kris Roe of the Ataris commented on the cynicism displayed by some commenters with regards to the Ataris return to more DIY releases and smaller venues. He makes reference to the band’s major label success in the early part of the 2000s with the Sony released So Long, Astoria:

I find it slightly ironic that the same people here who would now criticize me for playing smaller, more intimate DIY dive bars free from all the “Clear Channel / Live Nation” bull shit are likely the same holier-than-thou “i’m more punk than you” kids who criticized my band when we were out playing in front of 2000 kids every night at big souless over priced rock clubs while having hit songs on the radio. I have no interest in pleasing anyone and I write what is true to me. I could care less what anyone expects of me. Punk rock is not a fashion show.

I have never been nor ever will be anyone’s puppet. Punk rock is about taking risks and not doing what people expect of you. We have a very giving fan base and are very honored for that, We are still able to travel all over the world playing for great crowds and doing it on MY OWN TERMS, all this while remaining humble and true to what i believe in. So say what you will.

The band released an acoustic street performance of their new song, Graveyard of the Atlantic earlier this month.
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Pre-Purchase Lost Planet 2 and Save 10%

Pre-Purchase Lost Planet 2 before October 15th and save 10%.

The larger than life action of Lost Planet 2, comes to PC! Lost Planet 2 is the sequel to Lost Planet™: Extreme Condition, the landmark third-person shooter which debuted on the consoles and went on to sell over 2.3 million units worldwide after its release. Lost Planet 2 offers deeper insight into the world of E.D.N III and the uncertain fate of future mankind.

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You, Me, And Everyone We Know: “A Little Bit Better”

You, Me, And Everyone We KnowOur stream today comes from Baltimore, MD-based You, Me, And Everyone We Know. We’ve got an exclusive track from the band’s upcoming debut for Doghouse Records, Some Things Don’t Wash Out. It’s due out October 12, 2010 and follows their self-released debut, Party for the Grown and Sexy which was released in 2008.

Check out the song on their Profile
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Darkest Hour drummer plans ambient/noise album

Darkest Hour drummer Ryan Parrish will be releasing a new double album of ambient and noise tracks under the name Years. Magic Bullet Records commented on the release:

Semblance is 24 tracks (12 on each disc) of full immersion into the melodic and near-meditative id of its creator. Glacially paced and deliberate, the album is much more of a linear journey than a traditional collection of songs, striking somewhere around the sweet spot of SIGUR RÓS’ emotional pitch and GROWING (good/old GROWING)’s exploratory and child-like sonic ambition.

Only 500 copies are being made, with a release on November 16, 2010. A track from the album is available via the label.
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Bad Religion talk music, books, Bruce Springsteen

In a new interview for Billboard, Bad Religion talked about their 30th anniversary, their new album, The Dissent of Man, and frontman Greg Graffin‘s new book, Anarchy Evolution. Bassist Jay Bentley said this:

It doesn’t feel like 30 years. It’s just been happening and been a big part of my life. It wasn’t something that happened 30 years ago that we’re celebrating an anniversary of; it’s 30 years of this band, 30 years of a scene. That’s kind of how we’re thinking about it. If we start looking at it as what we are, what we did, it seems pretty weird. We just know it’s been a long time.

When the concept of this album came up, we started talking…’What exactly is a 30th anniversary album? Do you open it up and cake comes out?’ ” Bentley recalls. “It makes sense that an anniversary album would be a retrospective or a best-of. But if you make a new album, how do you approach it? We just made it like another Bad Religion album.

Greg Graffin talks about being an “elder”:

[An elder is] an important part of our culture, because it ties the past to the present and it helps anchor tradition. Bruce Springsteen is a perfect example of an elder. You see his shows now and they look pretty much the same as the classic shows of the 70s, he’s deffintely the connection between that era and the present. Since about ’07 or ’08, he and I have become sort of acquiantances and friends, he’s brought his kids to our shows. It was a great thrill for me to discuss songwriting backstage in New Jersey.

The band is on the road with the Bouncing Souls and Off With Their Heads.
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A Wilhelm Scream aiming for 2011 album

A Wilhelm Scream In an interview with The Punk Site, A Wilhelm Scream front man Nuno Pereira talked about a new album:

Next year hopefully. We have a few songs written for it already. Six or seven songs banging around. So once we get that many more we are hopefully going to record in November and get the record out for maybe end of winter or springtime release.

The band released A Wilhelm Scream [12 inch] in 2009, their first release for Paper and Plastick.
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Punknews/No Sleep CMJ showcase with Fake Problems, O Pioneers!!!

Fake ProblemsPunknews is proud to announce that we’ll be co-sponsoring a CMJ showcase with No Sleep Records.

Dubbed the No Sleep Till CMJ Party, the show will be headlined by our friends in Fake Problems and feature a slew of excellent support acts: O Pioneers!!!, Such Gold, My Heart to Joy, Into It. Over It., Aficionado, Junior Battles, Former Thieves, Atlantic/Pacific (ex-Texas Is the Reason) and a few special guests to boot.

The show will take place at the Party Expo (929 Broadway) in Brooklyn, N.Y. on October 20. Doors are at 5:00 and the cost of admission is a paltry $10, or free if you already happened to drop the bones on a badge.
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Underoath: “Illuminator”

Underoath have released the first full track from their next album, Ø (Disambiguation). The band posted individual instrument tracks last week, leading to the new song reveal. The album is due out November 9, 2010 and follows Lost in the Sound of Separation which was released in 2008. The record is the first from the band since the departure of longtime drummer Aaron Gillespie. The band worked with producers Matt Goldman (Lost In the Sound of Separation and Define the Great Line) and Jeremy SH Griffith.

Check out the song on their official website.
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