Last night at New Found Glory's The Ten Year Anniversary of the Self-Titled Release Tour, I spoke with Saves the Day about their anticipated album Daybreak, and the band guarantees that there will be a release this year. The album is done, but they are going back to re-record some things with the new line-up. A review of the show can be seen here. Interview will be up next week.
In our interview last night, La Dispute confirmed they are indeed working on a new album and two split 7" records. One split is going to be with Touche Amore, but they couldn't reveal the second at the time of interview. A review of the tour can be seen here.
Here is a review of Underoath's Winter tour stop in Austin on Tuesday with August Burns Red and Emery. After the show, I was able to talk with guitarist Tim McTague who says the band has just started writing songs that may be included in the next record, and they are hoping to be in the studio by late summer/fall to record.
I attended Moneen's headlining Canadian tour featuring Sights & Sounds and Passenger Action last night in Winnipeg. You can read my review here. Did you go to the previous shows? Are you planning on attending the remaining dates?
At last night's show in Austin, Straylight Run's John Nolan and Shaun Cooper both said the band hopes to start working on a full length as early as Spring 2010, but there are no set plans as of yet. A review of the tour can be seen here.
Sunny Day Real Estate have been performing some new material while out on tour. A live version of "10" (as it appears on their set list) can be seen in the replies. My review of last night's show in Austin can be seen here.
A review of Grizzly Bear's Austin City Limits aftershow can be seen here. I spoke with Chris Taylor after the show and it seems he has started his own label, Terrible Records, and he will release his side project, Cant, off of it Oct. 13.
I posted a short breakdown of the Summer Crush Tour's stop in Atlanta, GA last night. You can find it here. Don't forget to use our Show Review / Set-Lists forum to post about shows you've been to recently.
I had the chance to catch the Saint Louis stop of the Sherwood/Mae/Relient K show last night. I've posted my thoughts about the show right here. Before the show I also got a chance to sit down with Dan for Sherwood and ask him a few questions. Look for the interview to be posted sometime later this week.