Back in 2000, Songs: Ohia (now Magnolia Electric Co.) sold a tour-only album, Protection Spells, that was limited to only 500 copies. Finally, the album is more widely available, via download through Emusic. It's a collection of songs that were recorded through several Songs: Ohia tours, without any rehearsal, second takes, or anything of that nature.
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome our brand new staff member, Tom Good, to the team. Tom will be writing album reviews for the website, and he will focus his efforts primarily upon hardcore, metal, and various other releases. Welcome, Tom!
In honor of his 30th birthday, Denison Witmer is offering a free 30 song album download of new recordings consisting of songs from his entire catalog, a few covers, a few unreleased songs, and some podcasts of stories from touring and his life. It's called It’s My Party, I Can Sing if I Want To, and it's available at www.happybirthdaydenison.com.
Frank and his Skunk Allstars have posted yet another track from their sophomore, full-length effort, Hatred of a Minute, which is available now via Long Beach Records Europe. The song, entitled "Livin' By The Sword", can be streamed via the group's MySpace page. Furthermore, be on the lookout for more details surrounding the group's forthcoming, double-disc release, Words From The Underclass, to surface in the near future.
The Mad Caddies have set a tentative release date of spring 2007 for their long-awaited, follow-up effort to 2003's Just One More. Furthermore, the group will be premiering new material on the highly-anticipated Autumns Up tour, which features support acts Love Equals Death and Sicker Than Others, and is set to commence today, Thursday, November 2nd, in Tempe, Arizona.
Streetlight Manifesto has announced via a post on their website that they will complete work on their forthcoming, currently untitled album once their previously announced tour schedule has run it's course. You can read an update from the band, who are currently performing nightly on the Fall of Ska tour alongside headliners Reel Big Fish, as well as additional support acts Westbound Train and the Suburban Legends, below.
Dan Potthast (Mu330), who is currently in the midst of recording his third solo release, and the follow-up to 2002's Sweets and Meats, has posted three brand new, rough demos on his MySpace page. You can expect Dan's latest efforts to hit stores this Christmas season.
The Catch-It Kebabs have posted a new track entitled "Rudi Got Swing" on their official MySpace page. The song comes from the band's new album, Return of the Kebabulance, which is available now via Riot Music. Furthermore, you can expect to see the release available in it's entirety for streaming on the band's AP profile shortly.
Dim Mak's Scanners, who released their latest album Violence is Golden in June, are streaming the entire album on Altsounds.com's online radio destination Altsounds.fm. The band will also be playing a few shows with ¡Forward, Russia! at the end of this month.
Sherwood arrived in Mexico last night and are beginning the writing process for their new album today. They're residing in a beach house and are hoping to make their best beach album yet; they will be there until November 20th.
Chimaira is currently in the studio with producer Jason Suecof (Trivuim, God Forbid) recording their fourth album titled Resurrection at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida. The disc is scheduled to release in the Spring of next year via Ferret.