Since releasing their album in February, The Civil Wars have sold 104,000 copies of their record, 79% being digital. Did I forget to mention that this was all done without the backing of a label? Do you think this is the way of the future or a rare occasion? No matter what you think, this is an exciting time to be in music.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/06/11 - 09:42 AM
Next Big Sound are hiring for a few new positions. If you have any interest in working for a music site be sure to apply!
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/06/11 - 08:57 AM
On Tuesday Fucked Up are opening up a record store in Toronto for one day only and selling fans copies of David Comes To Life. Check the replies for more info.
Deborah Remus on 06/04/11 - 11:01 PM
The Cape Race have announced that their debut mini-album, Now, Voyager will be released on July 4th. You can pre-order for free here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/04/11 - 05:52 AM
Beirut will release a new 7" single on Monday called "East Harlem". Check the replies for the artwork.
Kyle Huntington on 06/04/11 - 05:34 AM
In a new interview, Joe Lacy discusses his departure from Transit, the differences between his former band and Sleepsick, and the future of his new project.
InterviewIím going to mention smoking weed, and cigarettes, and drinking and Iím going to talk about hating people. Thereís a lot of stuff in my life; I lost my dad when I was eight years old and Iíve been coping with it from then until I was fourteen. In middle school and going into high school I got over it. I dealt with that a lot when I was younger; he killed himself in my house and it was a traumatic event in my life and thatís always been my reason for playing music and expressing myself. With Sleepsick I put anything I...
Matthew Tsai on 06/03/11 - 02:47 PM
Pre-orders for Topshelf Records' benefit compilation for Mitch Dubey can be found here. A statement from the label about the compilation can be found in the replies.
Adam Pfleider on 06/03/11 - 12:08 PM
The Body Electric (ex-Split Fifty, American Sixgun) is giving away its debut album, Positive Charge, for free here. In addition, the band is also running a contest where you can enter to be their guest for your respective Warped Tour date.
Christian Wagner on 06/02/11 - 07:12 PM
Converge have canceled their remaining tour dates due to a "serious health scare." A message from the band can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/02/11 - 04:20 PM
The Human Abstract has dropped off of their remaining tour dates due to a death in the family.

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Christian Wagner on 06/02/11 - 01:32 PM
Team Goldie has posted a demo of the title track from his upcoming debut full-length album, Going Out Living. It features Polar Bear Club vocalist Jimmy Stadt. You can listen to it in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 06/02/11 - 12:50 PM
CBS is going to relaunch MP3.com as a companion indie music site to Last.fm. How about them apples?
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/02/11 - 09:50 AM
Vendetta Red are getting back together to play Bumbershoot Fest.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 06/02/11 - 04:17 AM
Dan Didier of The Promise Ring hinted at a possible reunion for the band sometime next year.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 06/02/11 - 03:53 AM
Dead and Divine launched pre-orders for their upcoming record Antimacy here.

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Deborah Remus on 06/01/11 - 07:30 PM
In a new interview, Owl City reveals he recently collaborated on a track with LIGHTS called "Yacht Club."
In This InterviewItís a dreamy dance track about chocolate, great white sharks and paddle boats. LIGHTS did a marvelous job on it and we both had the time of our lives.
Christian Wagner on 06/01/11 - 07:00 PM
In a new interview, Daniel Rinaldi (ex-Bedlight For Blue Eyes) reveals he will be recording a 5 track solo EP in July.
In This InterviewThis will really be an entirely different thing from Bedlight. I'm really pulling from my pop rock and soul roots on these songs.
Christian Wagner on 06/01/11 - 05:46 PM
Alter the Press! has an article on the significance pop-punk holds to different people, including members of Transit, Man Overboard, With the Punches and I Call Fives, as well as AP.net's very own Adam Pfleider and Christian Wagner. What does pop-punk mean to you?
Matthew Tsai on 06/01/11 - 05:23 PM
The audio book of Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph's autobiography, The Evolution of a Cro-Magnon, will be re-released on June 21 via Mighter Than Sword Records. Previews can be found here, and you can pre-order it here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 06/01/11 - 11:08 AM
Queens Of The Stone Age are offering fans the chance to help them pick their setlist for this year's Glastonbury Festival. Head here to submit your vote and take part.
Kyle Huntington on 05/31/11 - 02:54 PM
Floral Terrace has broken down in the Mojave Desert. Read a message from the band in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/31/11 - 10:15 AM
Sean Kingston was in a jet ski accident yesterday. He is currently undergoing treatment in a Miami hospital and is in a stable condition.
Publicist's Statement"Sean Kingston is now stabilized and has moved from the trauma unit to the intensive care unit. Sean's family thanks everyone for their prayers and support during this time."
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/30/11 - 11:49 AM
Godspeed You! Black Emperor are making new music.

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Matthew Tsai on 05/29/11 - 05:36 PM
Handguns has launched a new website. You can listen to an acoustic demo called "Smile Broken Teeth" on the site as well.
Christian Wagner on 05/29/11 - 02:52 PM
There will be an acoustic after-party show tonight after Bled Fest. The show will include Transit, Koji, Such Gold and Citizen. Head to the replies to see the poster.
Thomas Nassiff on 05/28/11 - 01:44 PM
Trent Reznor and Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) have reworked a version of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song" for the forthcoming film, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, which is directed by David Fincher.
Kyle Huntington on 05/27/11 - 11:48 AM
The Mischief Committee, with support of Carter Hulsey and Caleb Denison, are selling a new shirt. 100% of the proceeds will go to Tornado Disaster Relief/Christ's Church Of Joplin for the relief effort.
Matthew Tsai on 05/27/11 - 10:55 AM
You can pre-order the vinyl release of The Menzingers' A Lesson In The Abuse of Technology.
Christian Wagner on 05/27/11 - 10:26 AM
Ben of Such Gold made a speedy recovery and will make his returning appearance at Bled Fest.

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Matthew Tsai on 05/26/11 - 01:45 PM
VH1 is rebooting Pop Up Videos.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/25/11 - 01:10 PM
Phoenix singer Thomas Mars will marry his longtime girlfriend Sofia Coppola in August.
Paul Tao on 05/25/11 - 12:30 PM
You can check out an interview with Joe (aka anamericangod) of American Dream Records here.
Interview SnippetI knew I wanted or even at times needed to do something else. I wasnít sure what it would be, but I had gotten to the point where being like the kid from Almost Famous wasnít cutting it anymore. If I had to pinpoint the real ďdecisionĒ or whatever to start a label, it would be earlier this year when there was a thread on AbsolutePunk.net about some kids who were wanting a record to be pressed. It was a record I wanted to own as well, but it was really frustrating to see people sitting around and only talking about something instead of doing something to make it happen. One thing...
Drew Beringer on 05/25/11 - 11:57 AM
Mightier Than Sword Records and Shop Radio Cast will release The Menzingers' A Lesson In The Abuse Of Information Technology on vinyl. More details in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/25/11 - 09:30 AM
Copies of Living With Lions' record, Holy Shit, are being recalled and the band is returning the money they received from FACTOR after last week's controversy. A statement from Ian Stanger, owner of the band's Canadian label, can be found in the replies.
Deborah Remus on 05/24/11 - 05:14 PM
Westland has covered Silverchair's "Anna's Song." You can listen to it here.
Christian Wagner on 05/24/11 - 11:55 AM
Ice Grill$ Records has partnered with Hostage Calm to release their entire discography entitled All Of Hostage Calm in Japan. More info can be found here.
Christian Wagner on 05/24/11 - 11:17 AM
Cynics changed their name to Great Cynics after receiving legal threats from a Pittsburgh band with a similar name.
Deborah Remus on 05/24/11 - 10:17 AM
American Dream Records will be running a benefit auction to provide aid for the recent outbreak of severe storms in the South. Featured bands include Paramore, Cartel, The Graduate and more. Find out more details here.

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Kyle Huntington on 05/24/11 - 06:37 AM
Chelsea Grin's My Damnation is available for pre-order in a variety of packages here. The album is due out July 19 via Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie.
Alex DiVincenzo on 05/23/11 - 05:55 PM
Retox (members of the Locust, Cattle Decapitation, Festival of Dead Deer) will release Ugly Animals in August via Three One G/Ipecac Recordings.
Adam Pfleider on 05/23/11 - 12:35 PM
Something may be going on in The GetAway Drive camp. They've created a facebook page and Dob, their old bass player tweeted "About to play songs in a room with friends, first time in 5 years."
Keagan Ilvonen on 05/22/11 - 03:22 PM
Pete Doherty (The Libertines) has been sentenced to six months in jail for cocaine possession.
Kyle Huntington on 05/20/11 - 07:17 AM
The lyrics for the new Bon Iver album have been released by Jagjaguwar and can be seen here.

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Kyle Huntington on 05/19/11 - 08:14 AM
Floral Terrace is shooting a music video in Houston, TX from May 29th to June 3rd and is looking for extras. Details in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 05/18/11 - 05:31 PM
The Hop Farm Festival in England has extended to a three-day event with Prince confirmed to headline the new day. He joins the likes of Morrissey, Iggy & The Stooges, Death Cab For Cutie, City & Colour and more.
Kyle Huntington on 05/18/11 - 04:36 AM
Settle For Less have posted pre-orders for their upcoming record, Contemporary. You can also purchase it on iTunes.
Christian Wagner on 05/17/11 - 07:38 PM
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