The Banquets/Mayflower split will be released on vinyl November 29. It has two tracks from each band, includes an instant download, and will be limited to 500 copies. Pre-orders go live next week here.
Summer Camp will release their new single, "Down" on November 7. Their debut album, Welcome To Condale, is release on October 31 and they will be supporting The Vaccines and Surfer Blood in London, England later this year.
Run For Cover Records is having a showcase at CMJ on Saturday, October 22. Tigers Jaw, Bridge and Tunnel, Koji, Daylight, GDP, Young Statues and the Tower and the Fool are all playing, along with one band to be announced. Check the replies for the poster.
This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest Nites (aftershows) will be free to ticketholders. The list of bands can be seen in the replies - some of which are not playing the festival. Be sure to check back here next week where we'll be giving away a pair of weekend passes.
The Narrative have released their self-titled on vinyl for pre-order. There are 200 limited edition hand numbered and signed, pink and purple vinyl, and 800 black vinyl. The pre-orders will also include an acoustic bonus track.
Mixtapes have revealed the artwork and tracklisting for Maps & Companions which can be seen in the replies. The album is due out November 1 on Animal Style Records, and will feature the 10 original songs from Maps and a newly recorded EP, Companions.
Myself and a whole bunch of other AP.net users participated in a fantasy band draft recently. This is the third draft of this kind, and we have voted amongst ourselves using a point system to narrow down the five "best" fantasy bands. The next step is a poll open to all of the users on the site to decide the winner, who gets sweet brag points. Check out the contestants and place your vote.
Abel (Come&Live! Records) have launched a kickstarter to raise the funds to record their next full-length in January. As of today, the band has already reached 10% of their goal. They are comparable to the likes of As Tall As Lions and Brand New; you can read a review of their latest album Lesser Menhere.