|The Dears Star Goes Behind The Board For The Darcys|
With Lightburn at the helm, work begins August 1st at Mountain City studio, Montreal. Before the band packs up their delay pedals and heads East, they conclude their 10-month touring stint (marked by raved about performances at NXNE and Sled Island Music Festival) with a final show on July 16 at Sneaky Dee's, Toronto.
The show will be an effort to raise funds for their new record and to celebrate a fantastic year of overwhelming support.- more on this story
|Webradio Reversed Payola Fees Set|
The deal establishes a two-tier royalty payment system for companies -- such as the popular service offered by Pandora Media Inc -- that broadcast music over the Internet.
The agreement calls for large webcasters to pay artists and copyright owners a percentage of all U.S. revenue up to 25 percent or on a per-song basis, which ever is greater. Smaller webcasters -- with revenue of less than $1.25 million -- will pay a smaller percentage under a different formula.- more on this story
|Every Time I Die and Bring Me The Horizon Team Up|
Every Time I Die will tour in support of their aptly named fifth studio album, New Junk Aesthetic, due out Sept. 15th, which the band insists is "on the verge of blowing the earth a huge gaping a$$hole."- more on this story
|Laughing Dogs Twofer|
The Laughing Dogs emerged from the New York underground scene of the 1970s and even appeared on the Live at CBGB anthology. Yet unlike edgier contemporaries Patti Smith, Ramones, Talking Heads and Television, the Dogs were primarily a power pop band big on harmonies, admired for their musicianship as well as their songwriting skills. The majority of their songs were written by frontmen Ronnie Carle (vocals and bass) and James Leonard (vocals and guitar). Keyboardist Carter Catchcart and drummer Moe Potts rounded out the lineup. As the online guide All Music points out, "If Billy Joel's Glass Houses album had been recorded by a group with street cred, that band would have been the Laughing Dogs." American Beat and Collectors' Choice bring fans their first two Columbia albums for the first time on CD. Featured are the songs "Get 'Em Out of Town," "Reason For Love," "No Lies," "It's Alright," "Round and Round," "Zombies," "Formal Letter," "Reach Out for Me" and "Johnny Contender."
For a brief, glorious time, it looked like a London band named The Fabulous Poodles might make it big. This pub-rock-turned-new-wave outfit's Stateside debut album, 1978's John Entwhistle-produced Mirror Stars, outsold debut albums by the Jam and the Clash. Emerging from the London scene that begat bands like Deaf School and the Kurssal Flyers, the Poodles gained little traction in the States despite the radio- and MTV-ready title track and tours with the Ramones and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. The 1979 album Think Pink was similarly inspired, mixing the energy of the Kinks and the Who with a touch of Bonzo Dog Band absurdity, but failed to ignite commercially. The American Beat twofer contains "Mirror Stars," "Chicago Boxcar," Toytown People," "Work Shy," the Everly Brothers' "Man With the Money" and "Pink City Twist." - more on this story
|The Poodles Ink Blistering Deal|
Founded in late 2005 things moved rapidly for The Poodles with the band entering the Swedish leg of the Eurovision Song Contest which led to the big breakthrough in their native country.
The debut album "Metal Will Stand Tall", climbed to the top of the Swedish charts. The first single "Night of Passion", went gold after only three weeks and platinum not long after. The band played over 100 shows in Sweden before heading out on a European tour with Hammerfall and Krokus that took them through 31 dates and 18 countries. - more on this story
|Lifetime Supply of Guilt|
Metal Mind Productions will re-release "Lifetime Supply of Guilt" on 27th July in Europe and 8th September in USA (via MVD). New digipak edition is limited to 1000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc.
"Lifetime Supply of Guilt" landed in music stores on August, 12th 2005, introducing ten outstanding tracks of pure metal mayhem. The band managed to brilliantly conjoin thrash, power and melodic death metal, with clear nods to Gothenburg legends In Flames and At The Gates, as well as some other modern metal acts, like Soilwork, Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy. The Duskfall kept their music true to the classical approach, but in the same time presented their own original style, based on crushing guitar riffs, thick, bottom-heavy bass and insane drumming, powered by passionate and aggressive vocals by Kai Jaakkola (thankfully, The Duskfall remain one of the few groups that refuse to converge to the mainstream by not adding any clean vocals to their mixture). The album hit the listener with such highlights as the opening thrash malice "Trust Is Overrated", the edge-crushing "Relieve Your Fall" and the catchy "Shoot It In", which was released as the promotional single for the LP. "Lifetime Supply of Guilt" proved to be a worthy successor their previous offering "Source", delivering a prime dose of passionate, modern metal. The release of the album was followed by an excessive tour with the legendary acts Slayer and Anthrax.
|Ignominious Incarceration Kick Off Red Chord Tour|
Ignominious Incarceration drummer Sam Bailey comments: "The Red Chord dates are gonna be a lotta fun, we played with them a couple years ago when we were starting out and to this date it was one of the most fun shows we've ever played. Last time the venue we played was in Yeovil and everyone went down a massive ski slope next to the venue in rubber rings. So there ya go. We're gonna be filming everything, drinking a lot more than likely, so come say "what's up", buy some merch and the album, and party!"
Ignominious Incarceration bassist Chris Ball adds: "We're really pumped after how great the show was we did with them back in 2007, the crowd were amazing and so were The Red Chord. These are the sort of shows we've been needing after the release of our album! We're gonna play hard and party just as hard! The Red Chord have had some influence on our music and it will be amazing to share the stage again. Everybody come to the shows and bang your heads and show them how the UK like to party!"- more on this story
|The Swellers Now Fueled By Ramen|
Fueled By Ramen will first introduce The Swellers to the waiting world with a limited edition 7" single, to be released in conjunction with Paper + Plastick, the new label from Fueled By Ramen co-founder (and Less Than Jake drummer) Vinnie Fiorello.
Available in late July via www.fueledbyramen.com and www.paperandplastick.com, the single will feature two new tracks—"Welcome Back Riders," which will also be included on the band's upcoming full-length release, and an exclusive, Bret Hart-inspired b-side entitled "Montreal Screwjob."- more on this story
|We All Have Hooks For Hands Taking Shape|
The Shape of Energy is the follow up to their ambitious DIY debut The Pretender (recorded in a self-built recording studio with self-taught production skills), which won recognition for its curiously (on account of the bands size) stripped down sound, resembling a full-throttle more gleeful incarnation of Neutral Milk Hotel.
The nine-piece group are giving away an mp3 of the infectious new song "Made Up of Tiny Lights," as well as streaming it on their MySpace page, and they've revealed the track listing and album art to give fans an early peak at what's is to come from the forthcoming release.
|.... Road Trip: Sun & Sax: Mexico's Riviera Maya Jazz Festival|
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