Idlewild has posted their new single, "If It Takes You Home" on their myspace page. Also, the band looks to have wrapped up work on their new album, which appears to be titled Make Another World, and should be out in February.
You can read an in-depth update from Jeff Rosenstock, frontman for "digital pioneers" Bomb the Music Industry!, below, in which Jeff discusses the group's forthcoming tour schedule, a split release scheduled for the new year, his ongoing recording process, the formation of a new side project, the vinyl release of Goodbye Good World, the band's previously digital-only release, and much more.
San Francisco "arcade rockers" Karate High School, who just got off a successful tour with Four Letter Lie, On The Last Day and Secret Lives of the Freemasons, will begin touring again in January with Mayday Parade. The rest of their tour dates for the year are below.
Wolf Parade will be going into the studio this winter to begin working on its sophomore album. The band is planning on recording in Montreal, depending on what they feel like after getting back from Iceland. There's no word yet on any kind of tentative release date or anything like that. Don't forget, in somewhat related news, that Swan Lake (featuring WP's Spencer Krug, as well as Carey Mercer of Frog Eyes and Dan Bejar of Destroyer and The New Pornographers) will be releasing their album Beast Moans on November 21st.
The Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article on how Warner Music Group, in an attempt to spark increased sales of physical product, is "in the final stages of securing technical licenses that will enable it to sell a bundle of music and extra features on a single DVD, according to people familiar with the matter. The DVD would include a music album that plays in both stereo and surround-sound on a standard DVD player -- plus video footage that plays on a DVD player or a computer. There will also be song remixes, ring tones, photos and other digital extras that can be accessed on a computer." (Coolfer)
Devendra Banhart will begin recording his new album in late September after his current run of tour dates. Apparently, he is going to be renting a boat to record half of the songs at sea. There will also be an hour-long film to accompany the album.
The Voodoo Glow Skulls have announced that their next release will see the light of day early next year on Victory Records. The band currently has nine new tracks ready to go, with plans of writing at least twice as many more to choose from. The band is sent to enter the studio this September to begin recording the follow-up to 2004's Addicion, Tradicion, Revolucion.
The Number Twelve Looks Like You confirmed Fear Before The March of Flames will be joining them as co-headliners beginning July 28th and continuing throughout the month of August. The Number Twelve begins the tour as headliners this Friday, June 30, with Heavy Heavy Low Low, The Jonbenet, Yakuza and Eyeball label mates Signal To Noise. This will be the LAST CHANCE to see the band before they hole themselves up in the studio to write and record their sophomore release for Eyeball Records.
The Dillinger Escape Plan's James Love (who has been filling in for the injured Ben Benoit) had his guitar recently stolen after an interesting chain of events. You can find out the details below. This story was originally taken from Lambgoat.com. You can find the original posting by clicking here
Unearth posted a trailer for their upcoming video track "Giles". The band's new album, III: In the Eyes of Fire, will be released on August 8, 2006 via Metal Blade Records. In touring news, Unearth will be hitting the road with Bleeding Through, Terror and Animosity, expect dates soon.
All Time Low has announced their June/July touring plans. The band will be spanning the eastern half of the country with bands like Cute Is What We Aim For, Boys Like Girls, Forgive Durden, Thin Dark Line and Gatsby Gets The Green Light. You can find all of the dates below.
Bullet Train To Vegas will be touring the west coast in March with Read Yellow and Haram followed by a three week tour covering the midwest and east coast in April. When the band returns home from touring, they will enter the studio with producer Alex Newport (At The Drive In, The Mars Volta, Ikara Colt) to record their new cd that is tentatively titled, Blasphemy So Divine.
Nashville's L.A.O. have announced their plans for the next couple of months. They have some February and March tour dates lined up (click their link for dates), and will then demo new material with producer Enoch Jensen (The #12 Looks Like You, Boy Sets Fire, Kaddisfly) this April in Massachusets. The band will follow up the recording with an East Coast stint with Foxy Shazam. Summer touring plans include runs with Valencia and Nural.
Isis will hit the road with These Arms Are Snakes, Zombi and a few others. Below is what has been announced. Also, the band plans to release a DVD and a live CD in the summer, which is when they will hit the studio to record a brand new full length.
Every Time I Die is currently in the middle of a massive sold out UK / Europe tour as main support for My Chemical Romance. The shows have been going amazing and both camps are killing over there. Gerard has come out and performed with the band during "Kill The Music" which he contributed vocals for on the band's latest album, Gutter Phenomenon; the audience has exploded. After this, the band will be heading to Australia for two weeks to headline from November 25th to December 4th. Once they return home, the band will do a first annual "Toys For Tots" show in their hometown of Buffalo on December 18th at The Town Ballroom (formerly Sphere). The band hasn't played in their hometown...