Sombear (side project of Bradley Hale from Now, Now) has signed to TRANS- Records and will be releasing a split 7" with Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) on Record Store day (limited to 100 copies). You can listen to the tracks from the 7" over at Stereogum.
Cute is What We Aim For's bassist, Fred Cimato has left the band to pursue academic interests. Jack Marin (Ex-October Fall) will be filling in on bass duties for the band. You can read a statement from the band below about Fred's departure.
Mart Charron of Subb fame was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions for us this evening, so without further adieu, our dicussion is available for your reading pleasure right here. The band's new album, The Motions, is available now via Stomp Records.
DownloadPunk.com now lets all bands (signed, unsigned, whatever) to sell music through their website. They have created a new backend site called UploadPunk.com. Through this, bands call upload songs and albums to sell directly to fans on DownloadPunk.com; there is no cost to sign up and artists/content owners keep 70% of their sales. Artists can also see current real time sales, referral links, make content changes, and add videos, pictures, tour dates and more.
Settings and Fiore will be heading out on a west coast tour this fall; tour dates should be announced soon. Also, Settings' EP can now be purchased at Smartpunk. Remember you can stream a song from Settings' EP, Illuminati, at their AP.net profile and all of Fiore's EP at their AP.net profile.
It looks as if Cute Is What We Aim For is now direct support for the Paramore headling tour. Must be due to those amazing first week sales, 13K is a great start. Who else sees this band selling very well? Make sure you check out the tour poster by clicking here.
Pre-orders for Reel Big Fish's upcoming, triple-disc, live CD/DVD package, Our Live Album Is Better Than Your Live Album, have begun. A press release from the band regarding special pre-order offers can be found below.
Anterrabae has posted another song, this one entitled "A Shovel For Arch Stanton," from their new album, And Our Heart Beat In Our Fingertips, Without Reason, which was released last Tuesday through Triple Crown Records.
Happy Underoath release day! Purchase Underoath's new album, Define the Great Line, at iTunes and get the video "Writing on the Walls" plus album booklet for free! For worldwide fans- you can also purchase the album bundle at these iTunes locations:
Head Automatica's sophmore album, Popaganda, was released yesterday. If you're still not sure if you should make the purchase, then head to AOL Music to stream the disc in its entirety. For further convincing, check out Gabe's review of the record in the review section.
We now have the Mutiny! version of "This Very Moment" by Set Your Goals streaming on their AP.net profile. Let the band know what you think by leaving a message in the replies. Also, the band will be opening the following shows on the Gorilla Biscuits tour.
The Format have decided to start offering their new album for digital download almost 2 months ahead of street date! You can now purchase Dog Problems in its entirety here, for just $7.99! You can also get the songs individually for $.79. This is easily my favorite album of 2006 thus far and I suggest everyone check it out.
Nate has updated their blog, I highly recommend reading it. - JT