This might not normally be categorized as news, but I couldn't legitimize not posting something this awesome. If you head here you can buy a full-on Christmas sweatshirt from the Descendents, featuring Milo and coffee mugs and all.
The first 200 people to pre-order the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack from the Fueled By Ramen webstore will recieve a free collectors' edition hat. FBR is currently running their "Back 2 School Sale '06," selected merch is 10% off and you can get free shipping on orders over $100.
Gym Class Heroes' new album, As Cruel As School Children, will be on sale for $9.99 at Best Buy this week. Make sure you go out and pick it up, as it comes highly recommended from most of the AP.net staff.
Jon Bunch and Derick Cordoba of Sense Field and Further Seems Forever fame are heading out on an acoustic tour where they will be playing Sense Field and Further Seems Forever favorites. Make sure you head over to the Fields Forever Tour Myspace page to listen to some of the acoustic selections they will be playing. How awesome is this?
By Autumn's End (of Buffalo, NY) have two new demos on their Myspace page. They'll be touring heavily this summer and also need help booking dates along the East Coast, southern, and southwestern United States (exact cities are on Myspace). If you enjoy Every Time I Die, The Chariot, or Evergreen Terrace, these guys should be right up your alley.
Novice's new album, Forgive The Silence, is up for pre-order through Smartpunk.com for only a few more days. If you haven't done so already, check out the band's new songs on Myspace.com. The album officially releases on May 23rd; since the band is unsigned the only way to purchase the album is through Smartpunk or at their shows.
DucatKing has posted several items on Ebay up for auction with all proceeds benefitting Andy Jackson of Hot Rod Circuit. The auction started yesterday at 12pm and will end on Sunday, May 7th at 12pm. Autographed items have been donated from such bands as Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, Thrice, and New Found Glory. For those who weren't informed, Andy, along with his family, lost most of their belongings when their house burned down. Come check out the auctions below for a chance at some rare items, and help Andy and his family out at the same time.
Hey guys and gals. I just returned from a great show with The Receiving End Of Sirens, As Tall As Lions, and A Thorn For Every Heart. If you get the chance to head to this show, take full advantage. If you haven't checked out As Tall As Lions yet, I'd recommend doing so now. The Receiving End Of Sirens are one of the best live shows I've ever seen and this tour is worth the money to go to. So check it out! Dates can be found here.
East/West and iSound.com have teamed up for a killer contest where you can win a drum head signed from The Spill Canvas, a poster signed by Just Surrender, and a slew of East/West CD's including Nightmare Of You, Streth Arm Strong, Hit The Lights, Pistolita and more.
From HitsDailyDouble: Victory Records has asked for a summary judgment against former distributor Koch Entertainment, seeking an outstanding balance of $51,246.40, attorney's fees of $25,690 and an additional amount of $257,817.29 Canadian in unaccounted inventory for a total of $300k in a New York Supreme Court motion filed yesterday. The suit claims "Koch's failure to meet its payment obligations is a breach of the contract." Koch distributed Victory product in Canada from 1998-2001, and the agreement was then extended to June 2005. Victory is now distributed north of the border by Universal Music Canada. Victory head Tony Brummel has already racked up another $1.75 in angry e-mails...
Purchase the new Portugal. The Man album, Waiter:"You Vultures!", and receive a free limited edition b-side 7" (which contains two tracks). This offer is only available at participating retailers and while supplies last. Click here to see the list of retailers.
House of Heroes played here with Love Arcade and Dropping Daylight last night. Love Arcade and Dropping Daylight both played great sets, and if you haven't check out either band, you should do so now. But, once again, I can not say enough about House of Heroes, or their live performance. These guys sound just like, or better than they do on their album. You can head to the band's myspace page to check out the rest of the dates. Also, they have created a myspace page that will be considered a tour blog/journal and you can view it here.
Smartpunk, June, and Ascend Apparel have worked together for a special promotion. The first 30 copies of June's If You Speak Any Faster sold over Smartpunk will include a free shirt designed by Ascend, featuring June. This is a limited edition run, and after these are gone, AscendApparel.com will be the only place to get them."