This week's Five and Alive goes out to the sharing of two sides of wax by great bands. The first vinyl I ever owned was the Thursday/Thrice split, and I've been a fan of the 7" artists' friendships ever since. This week, No Sleep Records' Chris Hansen gives us his top five favorite splits. Head here to check them out, and hit the replies with your choices.
No Sleep Records have signed Minnesota's Now, Now (formerly Now, Now Every Children). They will release an EP entitled Neighbors on December 7th. It can be pre-ordered here, and the title track can be downloaded here.
I Call Fives have announced their Vinyl Release show. Bad Advice is out now through Broken Rim Records and No Sleep Records. The show is September 11th in Pitman, NJ along with special guests With the Punches, Such Gold, Bright and Early, & more. Flyer in the replies.
No Sleep Records have signed Iowa's Former Thieves. The band posted a new demo entitled "Everything Has a Price, Everything is Stolen" on myspace. The track will appear on their debut full-length, due out early 2011.
No Sleep Till Christmas 2, a new holiday compilation from No Sleep Records featuring Into It. Over It., I Am Alaska, and more, can be downloaded for free here. The tracklist can be found in the replies.
In celebration of their three year anniversary, all regularly priced items in the No Sleep Records webstore are 40% when you purchase $20 or more. Just enter the promo code 3YEARS at checkout now through Monday to save.
Former AP.net feature Balance and Composure have signed to No Sleep Records. The band's debut EP, entitled Only Boundaries, will be available both digitally and as a limited edition CD early Summer 2009.
La Dispute's album Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair is now available on iTunes. Maybe you should give it a whirl; Blake did say it "fused diversity and meaningfulness into an album that surges forward without ever looking back."
La Dispute has posted a new song called "Said the King to the River" here. The track is taken from their new album Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, which will be released November 11 through No Sleep Records. Pre-order deals can be found here.
No Sleep Records has started a new street team, go here to sign up. The team will receive inside info here and there, and if you earn your place, you are more likely to receive nice presents in the mail.
The Wonder! Years announced their plans to release a new 7" titled Won't Be Pathetic Forever. The record is set to come out June 10th on No Sleep Records. The band also put up a new song from the 7 inch, "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It.", on myspace.