Fresh off their stint on The Gold Tour, Whole Wheat Bread has announced the full itinerary for their “Murder State Mayhem Tour” alongside fellow Florida favorites Against All Authority. The tour will be rounded out by two other Florida bands, The Summer Obsession, and Rory.
Pretty Girls Make Graves are calling it quits. A statement on their website made the announcement:
We are sorry to announce that our upcoming tour in May will be our last. Nick [Dewitt] quit the band and the rest of us feel like it wouldn’t be right to continue on without him. The 5 of us feel very lucky to have met and worked with some truly amazing people over the years. Thank you all so much…
The band formed in 2001 from members of the Murder City Devils, Kill Sadie, and Death Wish Kids. The group released a self-titled EP on Dim Mak, followed by Good Health their debut full length for Lookout! Records. The band signed to Matador in 2003, releasing two albums for the prominent indie label, The New Romance in 2003 and Elan Vital last year.
Dates for the May tour have not yet been announced.
Read more at: Continue reading Pretty Girls Makes Graves (2001-2007)
The first mix is already done – for a song called “Where the Moss Slowly Grows.” On this album, once again we were lucky enough to have the incredible talent of Greg Leisz on the pedal steel guitar. While he’s played with many artists more widely known than we, Tiger Army fans will recognize his name & playing from the songs “Outlaw Heart,” “In the Orchard” and “The Long Road.” That’s something we’re asked before every record – “Will there be a song in the style of “Outlaw Heart” or “In the Orchard?” The answer, and you heard it here first, is “Yes, there is.”
The album will also include guest appearances by friends like Davey Havok of AFI, longtime Morrissey co-songwriter Alain Whyte, Brandan Schieppati of Bleeding Through, Dan Smith of The Dear & Departed and more.
The band is working with producer Jerry Finn on their followup to III: Ghost Tigers Rise, which has been titled Music From Regions Beyond. The band is aiming for a June 5th release date, which happens to be Nick’s mother’s birthday.
The band will be seen on this year’s Warped Tour.
Read more at: Continue reading Tiger Army name album, finish tracking, name names
Charlotte Lesher, the mother of the late Joey Ramone has passed away. According to her son’s official website, Charlotte, who was 80 years old, sufferred a heart attack on the 27th of January.
She had worked tirelessly in her son’s memory, creating both the annual Joey Ramone Birthday Bash and it’s beneficiary, the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research. She is survived by other son and Joey’s brother, Mickey Leigh.
In lieu of cards or flowers, her family and friends ask that you consider making making a donation to the Joey Ramone Foundation for Lymphoma Research. ()
Our deepest condolences to her friends and family.
Read more at: Continue reading Charlotte Lesher, Mother of Joey Ramone (1927-2007)
Propagandhi‘s Chris Hannah has posted an update stating that writing has formally commenced on the band’s followup to 2005’s Potemkin City Limits. A recording of some sorts will also take place shortly;
So last night I went over at Kowalski’s own private sewage treatment plant to hear the new tunes he’s been working on, and felt I should forewarn anybody within a 1000 mile radius that owns a barn to make sure they completely soak it with firehoses and keep it that way for the next little while or else you might wake up one morning and it will be nothing more than a smoldering pile of cinders.
Not to be outdone, The Beaver has also blinded me with his own brand of science in recent weeks, including rollicking numbers tentatively titled Van Halen’s Pants and Hot Snack!
On top of it all, our resident freak Jordy-Boy returns from his pilgrimage to Habana next Tuesday and we get down to the business of turning these fanciful dreams into full-blow aural NIGHTMARES. Watch your back!
I promise a SEVERE bludgeoning on our next record and at least one new song appearing in our set on these forthcoming prairie dates with GFK. Mangez nous!
This is quite noteworthy as the band last took five years to properly follow up a full-length — Potemkin‘s predecessor Today’s Empires, Tomorrow Ashes was released in November 2000 — while now it seems the turnaround may be a steady two years.
The flurry of activity continues with those aforementioned tour dates for the western portion of their homeland Canada coming in March.
Read more at: http://www.punknews.org/article/21944. Continue reading Propagandhi working on new record
Bury Your Dead has opted to hold open auditions to find a new vocalist to fill the position vacated by frontman Mat Bruso last month. Bruso’s departure forced the band to drop off their UK tour with Killswitch Engage and The Haunted.
The band is encouraging interested parties to send video and audio samples to this email address.
They released Beauty and the Breakdown last year.
Read more at: http://www.punknews.org/article/21943. Continue reading Bury Your Dead holding open auditions for vocalist
A track from the band’s forthcoming release Corruption Concealed is currently available at their MySpace. The album will be released this fall through Jump Start.
Read more at: http://www.punknews.org/article/21942. Continue reading Jump Start Records signs Astpai
Pluto Records act Bloodjinn have posted two new tracks online. The tracks will be featured on the band’s forthcoming full-length This Machine Runs On Empty which comes out March 6th.
You can check out some music from the band on MySpace.
Read more at: http://www.punknews.org/article/21940. Continue reading Desole add drummer Chris Pela to their line-up
The album is titled At Home With Owen, and Mike will be supporting the album on seperate tours with Make Believe (Japan) and Rocky Votolato, Drag The River (USA)
The band have also posted a slew of tour dates with Dance Gavin Dance in support of Emergencies.
Read more at: http://www.punknews.org/article/21938. Continue reading Tours: Olympia posts new song, dates with Dance Gavin Dance
San Francisco’s Lugosi have posted a new song. You can check out “Bullets and Poison” on their MySpace page.
The Pax Cecilia, from DuBois, PA, have posted 2 new tracks off their upcoming album. As with their previous one, the cd will be completely free and you can get one by emailing the band. You can hear the tracks at their MySpace page.
Us Against The Archers, featuring former members of The Skeptics, have posted a new song called “Glass House Party.” They are currently working on an EP and have already filmed a video for “Glass House Party” so be on the lookout for that coming soon. Check it all out at their MySpace page.
Southeastern-Ohio based Project Active Media act Some Kind Of Sleeping Giant will be releasing a 5 song EP titled Hands on Feb 2nd, 2007. The EP will contain 5 songs from their upcoming full length How You Can Tell You Are Really Alive. Four songs are available for download at PAM’s brand new website, as well as streaming on the band’s MySpace page.
Read more at: http://www.punknews.org/article/21937. Continue reading Lugosi, the Pax Cecilia, Us Against The Archers, Some Kind Of Sleeping Giant
Justin: Back in the 90’s, Moon Ska put out a series of fantastic compilations called Skarmageddon. There were four installments of this, I believe, covering the best up and coming small bands of that genre, including bands like Spring Heeled Jack USA, Less Than Jake, the Rudiments and more. While the heyday of porkpie hats and checkerboard tattoos may be gone, many of those songs still stick with me to this day.
One of which is by a band called Tight. Featured on the second disk of the third installment their song “Failed Trust” is a stripped down song, featuring distortion less guitar, minimal bass and light use of some saxophone. The lyrics really spoke to a 16 year old version of myself, (overly) concerned with my friends’ alcohol intake and growing intolerance towards those who were different. It’s nearly 10 years later and that song still gets significant airtime in my apartment. I was never able to find anything else released by these guys, maybe someone else out there has?
Brian: If Rites of Spring and SB hypemen Modern Life Is War did the dirty unprotected and had Wes Eisold and Ian Svenonius give the baby his early speech lessons, it might grow up to be a lot like Spanish Bombs. Like your hardcore dark, emotional, and ambitiously structured? Check out the song below, taken from their self-titled EP released last October on Chunksaah.