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December 19, 2014

Strung Out Announce New Album In March

Strung OutStrung Out has released a couple tidbits about their next full length.  The album will be titled Transmission Alpha Delta and the band is currently gunning for a March 2015 release through their steady label Fat Wreck Chords.  The album will follow their 2011 compilation, Top Contenders: The Best of Strung Out

A teaser for the album can be found below.

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Tours: Social Distortion (Europe)

Social DistortionSocial Distortion has announced a string of new tour dates for the Spring this upcoming April in Europe.  Support will be offered from support from Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas and guitarist Jonny Wickersham‘s solo band.  The band released their seventh studio album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, in 2011 via Epitaph Records.

Dates can be found below.

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Chuck Ragan Interview

chuckragan1Ahead of his pre-Christmas shows in Canada, Chuck Ragan took time out to speak to us about being back in Canada, his latest album, Till Midnight and the future of the Revival Tour.

Check out the full interview here.

Tours: Hotage Calm

Hostage CalmConnecticut’s Hostage Calm has announced their final five tour dates.  the band released their final record, Die On Stage, this past September via Run For Cover Records before announcing the band’s demise shortly thereafter.

Tour dates are below.

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Somos Announce Split With Have Mercy

Somos have MercySomos has announced that they will be releasing a new four-track split with Have Mercy.  The split will drop February 24, 2015 on No Sleep RecordsHave Mercy has premiered their first song from the joint effort, a cover of Jackson Browne’s “Somebody’s Baby.” 

Listen to the song here.  Pre-orders are now available

New 7″ From Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake has announced that they will be releasing a new 7″ in the new year.  The 7″ will be titled American Idle and will be released on January 20th, 2015 via Fat Wreck Chords. Drummer Vinnie Fiorello explained his enthusiasm:

“Another limited seven inch release and this time it’s the last spare song from the See The Light session “Late Night Petroleum” . The flip side is an album track and one of my favorite songs from See The Light “American Idle”. This time the vinyl release coincides with our January tour with long time friends Reel Big Fish and Authority Zero that zigzags across the US.  In March we have announced a UK and Europe tour with past tour mates Yellowcard. Stay tuned for the pre-order at the beginning of January as there will be 2 very limited colors available via the Less Than Jake webstore, and another limited color via Fat.”

Details can be found here.

Bandit Announce New Album; Premiere Pixies Cover

Nashville, TN’s Bandit has announced details for their next album.  The disc will be titled Of Life and will be available on January 20, 2015 via Broken Circles.  Pre-orders are now available.

To celebrate the band has premiered the Pixies cover, “Where Is My Mind.”  Listen to the song below.

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Video: New Found Glory – Stubborn

new found gloryLong running pop-punk act New Found Glory has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Stubborn” from their new album Resurrection, released earlier this year through Hopeless Records.

Watch the video here courtesy MTV.

December 18, 2014

Blitzen Trapper Release Live In Portland As Free Download

Blitzen TrapperIndie Act Blitzen Trapper has announced that they will be giving away their first ever live album, Live In Portland, on BandCamp. The 17-track album was recorded over three shows at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, OR on November 29th and 30th of 2013 on the VII tour.  Frontman Eric Earley comments on this holiday gift to fans:

“As much as I love studio recording, the live show is where it’s at these days.  So much of what Blitzen Trapper means is contained in our live shows, in the energy we try to convey and the stories I’m telling.  This is our first release of any live material and it’s got everything I like about our live show, it’s intimate, it’s messy and it’s grounded in our interaction on stage, just these guys that grew up together playing songs and messing around on a stage.  This is for all the fans who’ve seen us and know that when we’re performing we’re trying to give as much as we possibly can.  So it’s also our gift to the fans, a free live thing for the Holidays.  Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did playing it.”

 Fans can download the album for free or pay what they wish here.  Blitzen Trapper will begin recording their eighth studio album in early 2015.

Pillow Talk Date And Detail New EP

Pillow TalkMemphis, TN’s Pillow Talk has announced plans to release a brand new album this Spring.  The bands new EP will be titled What We Should Have Said and is due out March 3, 2015 via Animal Style Records.  The new EP will follow up the band’s 2014 EP, Recreational Feelings.

The band is streaming a demo of a new song, “Make You Real,” which can be heard here.  Track listing is below.

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