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This week Jason and I kind of nerd out with Tom Chiari, guitarist of Hostage Calm and Run For Cover Records label manager. We discussed the killer 2013 RFC is having thus far and a bunch of cool insider-type topics that most people may not know about smaller labels and how they operate. We also talk a little Hostage Calm as well.
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We've officially reached the halfway point in Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. Head to the replies to watch the fifth chapter, which is set to "The Weekly Slap in the Face." This installment sees our heroes work out some family issues. Don't miss the the first, second, third and fourth segments, and check back every Friday for more.
Gang Green was the most raucous and explosive hardcore punk band in Boston from 1982-1986. DROP THE NEEDLE: BOSTON PUNK ANTHOLOGY is a new compilation release of five old-school Boston punk, rock, and hardcore bands from the 1980’s and 1990’s. This release includes the band's original 1985 version of the classic song "Let’s Drink Some Beer." This rare studio recording has never been available on CD before and was co-written by Dicky Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Listen to the track in the replies. You can get it on iTunes too.
Sumerian Records have signed ††† (Crosses) (Chino Moreno, Shaun Lopez, Chuck Doom). Check out a video announcing the signing in the replies. Looks like the band is teasing new music to release this winter.
Showbread's latest album, Cancer, will be getting a vinyl release and is available to pre-order. The band also released a music video for the song "Anarchy!," which is an alternate cut from the upcoming Cancer film. That can be viewed in the replies.
Sherwood made a post on Facebook about an acoustic album the band recorded but never released, and it appears that it will release after an unspecified number of "likes." So if you want to hear this sucker, I'd suggest you get to likin' that status.
Gates has released a new song/video called "Skyline" which you can view in the replies. It is a bonus track on the band's upcoming remixed/remastered version of You Are All You Have Left To Fear coming out on Pure Noise Records. It is available for pre-order.
PropertyOfZack has a new op-ed article on how the cancelation of Electric Zoo due to drugs and the way the mainstream news is reporting on the event could affect our music scene and the surrounding ones. Let us know your opinions on the discussion.
Touché Amoré and Balance & Composure will be celebrating their upcoming record releases by playing a one-off show together on September 25th at Los Globos in Silverlake, CA. Be jealous that I'm going to this.
Happy football, people. The NFL season kicks off today and with it begins our inaugural season of AP.net Fantasy Football. Along with our awesome participating band members, we've combined to raise over $2,500 for charity this year! To refresh yourself on what I'm talking about, check out the original post. Now, as a reminder, we'll have regular columns like "Start'em / Sit'Em" beginning next week. But right now you can jump to the replies to check out the starting lineups for each of our participating band members' teams. Who had the best draft? Why does Jack from All Time Low have Tim Tebow starting at quarterback? Discuss the draft results in the replies and keep up with our fantasy...
Trophy Scars are gearing up for the highly-anticipated release of their new album, Holy Vacants. They're eying an October 29 digital release, with the vinyl reserved for Black Friday, November 29. We're streaming a new song from the effort, titled "Hagiophobia," on the band's AP.net profile and in the replies.
Anberlin recently announcedDevotion: Vital Special Edition, a collection containing unreleased, remixed, and brand new material. Today, we are exclusively revealing the collection's cover art and lengthy track list, both of which you can find in the replies. The record will be available on October 15th.
We're continuing our coverage of Riot Fest 2013 this week in a slightly oddball way. You won't find a list of things to do or bands to watch in this feature, but instead, we're bringing you something more applicable to your daily life. If you follow @RiotFest on Twitter, you already know that whoever manages their account is an American hero. Couple this with the fact that social media is very serious business these days – no, really, the Internet is super serious – and it only made sense to ask this mystery tweeter to compile a "How To Tweet" clinic for us. Also, remember to pick up your Riot Fest tickets for Chicago and Denver if you haven't yet.
You can check out the track listing to Drake's upcoming album, Nothing Was The Same, below. The record will be in stores September 24th.
1) Tuscan Leather
2) Furthest Thing
3) Started From the Bottom
4) Wu-Tang Forever
5) Own It
6) Worst Behavior
7) From Time
8) Hold On, We're Going Home
10) The Language
11) 305 to My City (ft. Detail)
12) Too Much
13) Pound Cake (ft. Jay-Z)/Paris Morton Music 2
14) Come Thru [Deluxe Edition]
15) All Me (ft. Big Sean and 2 Chainz) [Deluxe Edition]
So I know it's Thursday, but a couple things got swapped around last second, and so there was a bit of a delay and change on my latest installment of Behind the Bits; things will be back to normal next Wednesday with my guest Andy Kindler. For now, though, head on over to my blog to listen to my half-hour chat with the always-hilarious podcast master Jimmy Pardo. Slight disclaimer: while the audio is far better than it was on my previous chat with Neil Campbell, there's still some kinks being worked out.