Brandtson's project to fund a vinyl pressing of Send Us a Signal, their acclaimed 2004 release, is currently $725 away with just under two weeks to go. If you want to snag a copy and help make the pressing a reality, you can do so here.
The Arrival has posted three new video updates from the studio on the band's myspace. The band is currently recording three new songs with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, Mayday Parade, Every Avenue). You can preview a clip of their new song, "Surrounded", in the latest update, which can be seen in the replies.
Darkest Hour will be heading to Vancouver, Canada in February to record their next album for Victory Records. Devin Townsend (Lamb Of God), who handled their last album, will be producing. A statement from guitarist Mike Schleibaum can be found below.
Starpool, who recently reformed after an extensive hiatus, and feature ex-members of Save Ferris, has announced that they will write and record new material in the near future, as well as unveil a brand new website.
The Myriad is almost finished with their follow-up to last year's You Can't Trust a Ladder. According to the band, the album should be out in March, and it might appear on a bigger label than expected.
The Record Life is a brand new band headed by singer/songwriter Jakob Johnson (ex-frontman of De Capulet). He's got a few new songs up on The Record Life's MySpace page, one of which, "Big Love", features Andrew McMahon and other members of Jack's Mannequin/Something Corporate. The other new song streaming on the page, "With the World", is a piano ballad. Big things are coming in the future for The Record Life. You can pick up Big Love on the Panic! At The Disco/Jack's Mannequin tour where they are handing out free samplers everynight on each date courtesy of Airport Tapes & Records.
Lifetime will be playing two record release shows in Asbury Park and Philadelphia with The Explosion and labelmates The A.K.A.s. Check Lifetimenj.com for more information on all the upcoming and look for their new 7" Two Songs in stores November 21st.
Just Surrender is about to wrap up their tour with Amber Pacific, Over It, Sherwood and All Time Low in just a few days and will then be heading back home to New York to take time off to write their sophmore follow up record to If These Streets Could Talk. They will be heading in to the studio again with John Naclerio during the Winter and are planning on having their album out late Spring of 2007.
Thad Jackson of If Hope Dies has started a new record label called Mascaret Records. The label's first release will be an EP from the Minneapolis-based Everest, featuring members from Nehmiah, due out in October.
Becoming the Archetype are getting ready to go into the studio with Rob Caggino (In Flames, Bleeding Through) for the remainder of this year. The band plans to release their second album on Solid State Records in March of 2007. A tour in the UK with The Chariot will run from January 15th-February 7th. Dates should be posted soon.
Jason 'Cone' McCaslin of Sum 41 stated in the Q&A section of their website "to expect a new single next spring, and the album next summer." Along with saying that, he also mentioned how this new album is backing away from the sound of Chuck and back into the sound of All Killer No Filler and Does This Look Infected?
After their current tour with Zao, Throwdown will head home and begin to write and record the follow up to Vendetta. A spring 2007 release is being scheduled. Don't forget that the band has some new material on the Trustkill Takeover compilation, which can be purchased here.
Tonight after I interviewed Aaron and Bryan of Copeland, the guys let me listen to two new songs from their new record, titled "Cover What You Can" and "Eat, Sleep, Repeat." If the rest of the record is anything like these two songs, get extremely excited for another brilliant release from these guys.