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Copeland will be headlining their first show in over four years to celebrate the release of Ixora. The band will be playing The Social in Orlando, Florida on November 23rd and tickets are now available.
Andy Williams (Every Time I Die) is once again facing off against the NHL's George Parros (well known for his mustache) for "Movember", a charity occurring every November to help create awareness for prostate and testicular cancer, as well as mental health. Head to the replies to check out a promo video, including one that Williams did for last year's competition. You can donate to the team page here.
Probably the most interesting news of the day comes in the form of Sour Patch Kids (yes, the candy) opening a home in Brooklyn for touring bands. What's the catch? While the bands stay at the home, they have to create content for the brand via social networks, videos or music. What does everyone think about this?
Nevertheless, there is a quid pro quo associated with staying at the Patch. Artists who stay at the house are expected to create some content that Sour Patch Kids can share across a number of digital channels, which include a Brooklyn Patch-branded Tumblr as well as the brand's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Ms. Bezner said it is also exploring the possibility of...
Kevin Devine has released his new music video for "She Can See Me" which you can see in the replies via Billboard. On top of that, Kevin's teamed up with Bad Timing Records to release the She Can See Me 7" which is available for pre-order here. Full details of the release can be found after the jump as well.
01) Hell Is Warm
02) Everything in Twos
03) Jesus Christ Supermalls
04) The Kid Who Broke His Wrist
06) Blissfield, MI
08) Summer Brings You Closer to Satan
09) Century Schoolbook Grown-Ups
10) Satellite Words and Me
11) Spinning Seat
12) All Things Run
AP.net user iamdaveitferris, also known to the real world as Dave Ferris, has been writing a song a day all year and plans to release them all in 2015. The project is called 365 Sparks and you can stream a few of them here.
Jon has been fired from Refused. Messages from the band and Jon are in the replies.
I was fired from Refused a while ago. I wasn’t given a reasonable explanation and wasn’t even invited to sit down and talk about it, so I'm not completely sure why they decided to go on without me. We’ve always been better at punk rock than democratic processes and dealing with conflicts, so I guess I’m not too surprised it went down like this.
Yet late last year, Mr. Simpson surprised even himself by mulling a reunion to mark what would have been the band’s 20th anniversary. He had spoken very little with his former bandmates, the bassist Jeremy Gomez, the guitarist Scott McCarver and the drummer Gabriel Wiley, even though they all live in Austin. But after a few rehearsals, the band announced in May a series of reunion dates culminating in a hometown appearance at next weekend’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. In September, they played three sold-out nights at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and two dozen standing-room-only shows on both coasts.
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The Decemberists' new single, "Make You Better" can be found in the replies. The track is from the band's new album, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World, which is set to release January 20th via Capitol Records.
01) The Singer Addresses His Audience
02) Cavalry Captain
04) Make You Better
05) Lake Song
06) Till The Water Is All Long Gone
07) The Wrong Year
08) Carolina Low
09) Better Not Wake The Baby
11) Easy Come, Easy Go
14) A Beginning Song