Producer and all-around good guy Chris Common (former drummer for These Arms Are Snakes; producer/engineer of some of your favorite albums from Pelican, Minus The Bear, and many more) recently fell and cracked his head open. 17 staples and 2 MRIs later and Chris now has medical bills upwards of $7,000. He's created an Indiegogo project to help pay those bills. Check it out and help if you can.
01) Cat Fantastic
02) Havoc In The Forum
03) Left Aligned
04) In The Branches of Yggdrasil
05) I'll Take The Minute Snake
06) 2 Birds, 1 Stone and an Empty Stomach
07) Nice Riff, Clichard
09) Pygmy Polygamy
10) A Different Kind of Tall (small)
11) +3 Awesomeness Repels Water
The VSS are reissuing their entire catalog on 2xLP through Sargent House. The 2xLP includes Nervous Circuits on LP1 and the rest of the band's catalog on LP2. For fans of punk and noise and synth, I recommend giving Nervous Circuits a listen here.
Hella are done recording their fifth album which is to be released by Sargent House in August. The album is currently untitled and no track list exists as of yet, but you can listen to a new song here.
Sargent House is having a September-long sale in which you can pick any 4 Vinyl for only $40 or 4 CDs for only $20. This includes bands such as Russian Circles, Fang Island, Tera Melos, RX Bandits, Maps & Atlases, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez. Check the replies for the full list.
A collaborative album by Omar Rodriguez Lopez & John Frusciante is being given away for free here. Any amount paid for the album will go to benefit the "Keeping Music in Schools" program. A statement about the project can be read here.