This week's Five and Alive goes out to those incoming, continuing and finally escaping the upcoming college year. I encourage you guys to share the best stories/memories of your college days - and the music that made them - in the replies. Have an awesome weekend.
The Record Life is a brand new band headed by singer/songwriter Jakob Johnson (ex-frontman of De Capulet). He's got a few new songs up on The Record Life's MySpace page, one of which, "Big Love", features Andrew McMahon and other members of Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate. The other new song streaming on the page, "With the World", is a piano ballad. Big things are coming in the future for The Record Life. You can pick up Big Love on the Panic! At The Disco/Jack's Mannequin tour where they are handing out free samplers everynight on each date courtesy of Airport Tapes & Records.
Carbon Copy Media (JT from Hawthorne Heights' label) will re-release 9 Reasons To Say Goodbye from A Day In The Life (now Hawthorne Heights) on Tuesday, July 11th. Originally released in 2001 on the now defunct Confined Records, the album features JT on vocals, and Jesse and Andy from RedAffair.
Rise Records' Life Before This have decided to break up, but never fear. Most of the members have moved on to a new band, Safe As Houses. They've got three songs (two demos) up on their Myspace for your enjoyment.
As they gear up for their upcoming stint on Ozzfest, Ferret act A Life Once Lost will be reissuing their debut for the label, 2005's Hunter. The "deluxe reissue" will be packed in a digipak and include a bonus DVD, The disc will feature the band's performances at Hellfest, Sounds of the Underground as well as two live videos shot by Darren Doane on their recent tour with Darkest Hour.
the band is currently wrapping up a tour with Cephalic Carnage, Through The Eyes and Scarlet and the disc is due out June 27th, 2006.
Fearless Records is happy to announce that they will release Gatsby's American Dream's new album on August 8th, 2006. The band will be playing songs from the new album on their upcoming headlining tour (5/23- 7/2). More details to come in the following weeks.
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I am going to be bringing back the feature "A Day In The Life Of" in the coming months. One of the first people we are goingt to be featuring is the staff of Fueled By Ramen. Post any band, label, clothing company, ect. that you woud like to see featured in the replies. Thank you for all the help!
One of the greatest bands to ever come from Chicago has started up a Myspace.com page, even though they've broken up, you can also stream their entire EP here. One Life suffered from many a line-up change before finally dissovling. But before that sad day they graced the same stage with the likes of Fall Out Boy, The Plain White T's, Lucky Boys Confusion, etc. One can only hope that this new MySpace may lead to a reunion show.
Modern Life Is War embark upon a brief East Coast tour in mid-January. These will be the only North American dates by the band until April/May. They are also a featued band over at PunkBands.com. Here are the dates:
Four Letter Lie has posted a brand new song titled "The Ordinary Life" song on their pureVOLUME page. The band's new EP, This Scarecrow Needs A Flame, was produced by Matt Goldman (The Chariot, Copeland). If you like Underoath, I'm almost positive you're going to like these guys; I'm impressed.