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A while back, I interviewed the company PeaceTones, a fair trade music nonprofit that works with musicians in developing countries. PeaceTones has now released Wanito's debut album, Biyografi Mwen (My Biography in Creole). You can listen to it and purchase the album here.
Christian Wagner on 11/22/11 - 03:25 PM
Make Do and Mend's acoustic Part and Parcel EP came out today and can now be purchased on CD, vinyl and digitally here. If you buy any format, you get a free digital copy of the band's last full-length, End Measured Mile, for free.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/22/11 - 12:30 PM
Spotify will be holding a press conference on November 30th discussing what's next for the company. We'll do our best to bring you coverage of the new announcements.

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Jason Tate on 11/21/11 - 01:07 PM
The Fall of Troy's Manipulator is available on vinyl for the first time from Enjoy the Ride Records.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/21/11 - 11:16 AM
FreeMusicFirst has updated its site with two new bands to stream records from. Both of the full-lengths from Divided Heaven and No More are also available for free download. Links are in the band names!
Thomas Nassiff on 11/21/11 - 11:04 AM
Head to the replies for the 3rd announcement of bands added to Soundwave Festival 2012, which includes Fireworks, Conditions, and The Black Dahlia Murder. Danzig's offer was declined due to his behavior at this year's Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Dre Okorley on 11/20/11 - 09:05 AM
The Afterlife Kids posted a new Christmas song, "I'll Be Home For Christmas" on Bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 11/18/11 - 08:16 AM
The Dance Party has announced its new album, Tigers, will be released December 23rd and new tour dates, which you can view in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/17/11 - 07:07 PM
Make Do and Mend's End Measured Mile can be downloaded for free for the next three hours (3 pm - 6 pm EST) here. A new, third vinyl pressing of the record is available here. The band will release its acoustic EP, Part and Parcel, next week on November 22.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/16/11 - 01:03 PM
Beau Bokan of Blessthefall and Valerie Poxleitner (aka Lights), are planning to marry next May.
From the Article"We're shooting for May," the singer said. "She tours as well, so with our crazy schedules it's tough. We may have to wait until right after summer because we plan on playing the Warped Tour this year. She lives in Toronto and I think I may be settling up there eventually, it's an option."

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Jason Tate on 11/16/11 - 12:10 PM
The Dead Milkmen will perform their new album, The King In Yellow, in its entirety at their hometown holiday show on December 10 at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets are available here and come with a free download the album.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/16/11 - 08:25 AM
Troubled Coast has announced a 7" record entitled i've been thinking about leaving you. It's due out January 17, 2012 on Pure Noise Records. Tracklisting and artwork in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/15/11 - 06:18 PM
Jess Abbott from Now, Now has launched a new label called Cardinal White Records, and has announced a new EP under her Tancred moniker. More details about the label (Tancred, The Little Indians, others) and a song from the Tancred EP can be heard here.
From the InterviewWere actually extremely happy with our current roster. As of now we will be working with Tancred, Age of Rockets, The Little Indians, Humaana, and Brad from Now, Nows solo project called Sombear. These are all projects that come from all different areas and can benefit from that as a community under one label. None of these projects are able to tour right now, so Cardinal White is a great outlet for them to release...
Thomas Nassiff on 11/15/11 - 03:47 PM
From Indian Lakes has released an acoustic EP, which you can listen to here.
Christian Wagner on 11/15/11 - 11:57 AM
The Young International has posted a new song on Facebook called "Wide Awake."
Christian Wagner on 11/15/11 - 11:55 AM
You can now purchase In Medias Res, the most recent full-length by the now-defunct PMtoday, on vinyl right here in two different variations.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/14/11 - 08:19 PM
Head to the replies to read this week's Technology Round-Up.
Linda Ferreira on 11/14/11 - 10:50 AM
The Summer Set will be releasing a holiday EP titled What Money Can't Buy with proceeds going to charity.
Joe DeAndrea on 11/14/11 - 04:26 AM
The Years Gone By has canceled their reunion show.
Message from the BandI hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this years TYGB reunion show will not be happening. To give you some basic details as of why.... it is a personal conflict between members that most likely will not be resolved anytime soon or possibly ever. Hate to let our great fans down and sorry to lead you on. We were going to try our hardest to have a show, but some things are just not meant to be.


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Joe DeAndrea on 11/12/11 - 07:16 PM
Landmines has broken up. Messages from the band and from Paper + Plastick Records can be read here. Their entire discography is on sale here.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/10/11 - 01:27 PM
Paper + Plastick Records has compiled a 40-song digital compilation to benefit music publicist Rey Roldan, who owns Another Reybee Production, Inc., after he suffered a house fire recently. The comp can be purchased here on a pay-what-you-want basis with a minimum donation of $1. The tracklisting can be seen in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/10/11 - 11:26 AM
Bombay Bicycle Club will kick off 2012 by releasing their new single "Leave It" on January 1.
Kyle Huntington on 11/10/11 - 10:13 AM
Let's hang out together in the AP.net Turntable.fm room and get weird.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/09/11 - 07:58 PM
Balance and Composure has been announced as one of the openers for the Senses Fail/Saves the Day holiday show.
Christian Wagner on 11/08/11 - 12:00 PM
Broken Rim Records is currently having a distro deal where you can buy 3 LPs and get 1 free.
Dre Okorley on 11/07/11 - 10:13 PM
You can pre-order Frank Turner's rarities and covers album, The Second Three Years, here. The package comes with an exclusive square album badge set, with each featuring the artwork from one of Turner's six albums. Available to UK & Ireland residents only.
Dre Okorley on 11/07/11 - 06:22 PM
The Stone Roses have announced their first festival appearances since reforming last month. The band will headline T In The Park and Benicassim next year.
Kyle Huntington on 11/07/11 - 03:00 PM
Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham says he's considered quitting the band to focus on his family.
Quote"I would love to find a way to basically make it [the band] into a constantly evolving thing where sometimes Fucked Up can go on tour and other times, its another band [involving] us". On the upcoming hiatus, he added: I have no idea how its all going to work out. I know were going to take this long break and hopefully we can think about it and figure it out a little more."

Update: According to this, he will not be leaving the band.
Dre Okorley on 11/07/11 - 01:09 PM
Mixtapes' song shop is now open for business. $10 gets you a personal song from the band.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/07/11 - 11:40 AM
Head to the replies to read this week's Technology Round-Up.
Linda Ferreira on 11/06/11 - 08:33 PM
Peter Bruno (ex-Sleeping At The End Of The World) has started a new project called I Can Dream. You can listen to a new song called "The Escapist" here.
Christian Wagner on 11/06/11 - 12:43 PM
The Vandals have announced their 15th annual Christmas show, which will be held on December 11 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Check out the flier in the replies.
Dre Okorley on 11/05/11 - 08:52 PM
Mixtapes will be opening a song shop like Max Bemis' (Say Anything). It will officially start on Monday.
Quote"So i was thinking of doing this song shop thing like the dude from Say Anything except instead of 150 bucks you pay us 10 bucks I'll write an acoustic ditty about whatever you want and you'll get the song and instead of a phone call from me, I'm just gonna have one of my random friends call you, anyone into this idea?"
Dre Okorley on 11/05/11 - 08:36 PM
Gwar frontman Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie issued a statement regarding the death of guitarist Cory Smoot. Read it in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/05/11 - 06:34 AM
To celebrate Goldenvoice's 30th year of existence, KROQ has teamed up with them to run a 3-day festival with Bad Religion, Social Distortion, and the Descendents as the headliners. Hit the replies for dates.
Dre Okorley on 11/04/11 - 01:54 PM
A Very GK Holiday has announced The Downtown Fiction has been added to both cities. Alex Goot and JP & Jayce (feat. members of Young & Divine and Secret Secret Dino Club) have been added to the Poughkeepsie date. Action Item has been added to the Danbury date.
Christian Wagner on 11/04/11 - 11:27 AM
Stray From the Path flipped their van, destroying the trailer. Everyone survived, but the current status of their equipment and van is unknown.

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Dre Okorley on 11/04/11 - 08:41 AM
Lady Gaga has started the Born This Way Foundation, which aims to stop bullying and empower the youth.

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Dre Okorley on 11/03/11 - 08:49 PM
Heroes of Modern Earth (Amanda Hyrns) posted their first single, "Been Around The Block (So What?)," on bandcamp.
Christian Wagner on 11/03/11 - 08:20 AM
Lazy Bear Records is a new pop-punk record label and charity-minded clothing company. For its latest compilation, the label brought together 18 of the best established and up-and-coming pop-punk bands from the UK for the release, which will be available for free on December 1st. Hit the replies for the compilation promo.
Ryan Gardner on 11/02/11 - 03:00 PM
The Devin Townsend Project will release Contain Us, a boxset featuring six CDs, two DVDs, a hardcover book and more, on November 29. Pre-order it here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/02/11 - 10:45 AM
Damon Albarn has confirmed that Blur have been meeting up regularly and recording again. He also hints at the possibility of playing live dates with the group soon.
From The InterviewAlbarn added that he still gets an "amazing feeling" from playing with Blur and hinted at plans to play live with the band possibly outside the UK next year.
Kyle Huntington on 11/02/11 - 09:28 AM
Head to the replies to see who will be performing at this year's Wrex The Halls. The lineup includes Florence and the Machine, Blink 182, Social Distortion, and more.
Dre Okorley on 11/02/11 - 12:57 AM
Head to the replies to see who will be performing at Punkspring 2012 in Japan. The lineup includes The Offspring, All Time Low, and Suicidal Tendencies.
Dre Okorley on 11/02/11 - 12:22 AM
Derek Archambault (Defeater) has posted up a demo from his solo project Alcoa.
Dre Okorley on 11/01/11 - 09:44 PM
A Great Big Pile Of Leaves will replace The Dangerous Summer for the The Early November reunion show at Starland Ballroom.

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Dre Okorley on 11/01/11 - 05:41 PM
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