We’ve been hopped up since the news of Social Distortion’s newest album Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes and now we can listen to the master in it’s entirety before the January 18th release. Rejoice!
But that’s not all (it never is, is it?). There’s a deal in the works for us to get the album for as low as $7.99. The more streams the album receives, the lower the price goes. Each time you listen to an individual song, it counts as a stream. Pre-ordering the album also gets you the lowest price automatically. And! When you share the stream on your Facebook or Twitter accounts, you are entered to win an autographed guitar.
Basically, it’s a win, win and another possible win situation. Good tunes, lower prices and maybe even a guitar. Get to it!
The band will also be performing on Conan next week on January 18th- the day the album drops. Don’t forget to tune in.
The Aquabats! have been itching for a new full-length since their 2005 release Charge!! and we finally have some details on the upcoming CD.
The new album is titled Hi-Five Soup. It will feature 12 tracks (listed below) and will hit shelves and the net on January 18th with Fearless Records. The first track “The Shark Fighter!” can also be heard in it’s entirety on the band’s Facebook page.
1. The Shark Fighter!
3. The Legend Is True!
4. Radio Down! (Featuring Biz Markie)
5. Poppin’ A Wheelie!
6. Hey Homies!
7. In My Dreams!
8. Just Can’t Lose!
9. All My Money!
10. Pink Pants!
11. Food Fight On The Moon!
12. Luck Dragon Lady!
There will also be a few lucky cities who get to see The Aquabats! early next year for a mini ska-tastic tour with Reel Big Fish, Suburban Legends, & Koo Koo Kanga Roo:
January 14 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
January 15 - Houston, TX @ Verizon Wireless Theater
January 17 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd’s Music Store
January 18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
January 19 - Ybor City, FL @ The Ritz
January 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Revolution
January 21 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Cafe
January 22 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
The Damned Things (you know- the crazy mash up Every Time I Die, Anthrax and Fall Out Boy) have announced their new album Ironiclast will be available on December 14th. Word on the street says it’s amazing and after seeing the band’s second performance ever, there’s no debating that claim over here.
There are a few of the new tracks on the band’s MySpace, but the latest song “Little Darling” can be heard over at AbsolutePunk. Keith comments on the song:
"Little Darling" may have been the most instinctually oriented song on the record as far as the lyric writing was concerned. I remember when Joe and Rob and I sat down to go over possible melodies, the first line was the "example" we gave as to the vocal cadence of the verse. I remember saying "ok, so something that SOUNDS like ‘little darling’" and went to the drawing board. After nothing really felt right, I realized that those two words were perfect from the beginning. It set the tone for the entire rest of the song which is essentially just a letter of apology for being so absent from certain peoples lives.
A second song “Friday Night (Going Down In Flames)” can be downloaded for free via Facebook and for another taste, check out the song “We’ve Got A Situation Here” below (which is available for download on iTunes):
Just for kicks, see how the guys look live! These photos are from The Borderline in London back in June:
Rise Against have made a slideshow of photos from their world-wide adventures last year to their track “From Heads Unworthy.” It features photos from their crew, other photographers and even fans. Check it out and see if they grabbed any of your images!
What else is going on with the band? Bonaroo and some other festivals. We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear about any upcoming US tours!
This year, we are proud to introduce a run of 2010 Vans Warped Tour Vans! These shoes will be highly limited with a few pairs available at each tour stop. Once they are gone at the show, they are gone. Want them? You better get there early! You won’t be able to get them anywhere else- not online and not in stores.
So much is happening for the band on their 30th year anniversary. We’re talking full tours, a live album and now they are working on the next. Do these guys take a break!?
Epitaph Records founder, and Bad Religion member, Brett Gurewitz comments:
While we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary as a band this year it’s also a time when Greg and I have embarked on new creative pursuits which have informed our songwriting process. I’m a new parent again and Greg a new author having just completed his first book Anarchy Evolution. So the songs are a distillation of where we’ve been and who we are now…a natural evolution of creativity. Being a new parent has colored my whole world. As a result I’ve written songs that at least for me, are somewhat less angsty and more introspective and vulnerable. The experience has emboldened me to take some creative risks as a songwriter that I’ve not allowed myself to take before.
Greg also commented on working on the new album:
We wouldn’t embark on this new creative endeavor, Brett wouldn’t have embarked on parenthood, I wouldn’t have embarked on writing a book, if we hadn’t reached a place in our lives where we felt the confidence that we had something to offer and that’s what these songs represent. They represent a new found confidence that things are starting to make sense to us.
If you want the entire free live album, you can still get it for free by signing up for their mailing list…for free. Get it! Get it!!!
We just caught word of a new music video from Cerebral Ballzy for their track Insufficient Fare. We love this video. Lots of Vans and lots of skateboarding. Don’t forget these guys are also going to be hitting up the Vans Warped Tour this year at a couple stops!
You can also grab the band’s very first EP, You’re Idle, out now! It’s a griptape 7in!!!
Not at one of their 3 tour stops at Warped? Then check them out at one of their upcoming shows:
Jun 7 2010 Legion of Doom Columbus, OH
Jun 9 2010 Now Thats Class Cleveland, OH
Jun 10 2010 Greeks Pizza Bloomington, IN
Jun 11 2010 The Rockbox Chicago, IL
Jun 12 2010 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
Jun 16 2010 The B S M T Missoula, MT
Jun 17 2010 TBA Spokane, WA
Jun 18 2010 VIADUCT Tacoma, WA
Jun 20 2010 East End w/ The Mean Jeans Portland, OR
Jun 21 2010 Cafe Flo Chico, CA
Jun 24 2010 The Smell Los Angeles, CA
Jun 25 2010 Che Cafe San Diego, CA
Jul 8 2010 The Max Amarillo, TX
Jul 10 2010 Schiller House Little Rock, AR
After posting a teaser last week, Killswitch Engage has premiered their brand new music video for “Save Me” today.
Before you check out the video, see what guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz had to say about it:
This was my favorite video shoot EVER! It took like 1/2 an hour, and we were turned into clay. And who doesn’t like claymation and space aliens? They didn’t like my suggestion of turning me into a blood-thirsty pterodactyl with laser eyes at the end of the vid, but it’s cool. Thanks to all who worked wicked hard on this video…it looks sweet.
Yes. It’s a video with Killswitch in space getting hijacked by aliens. In claymation. What!? It even features a claymation performance, too. Just….watch:
You do know what Hourglass is, correct? Lamb of God’s anthologies? Out on June 1st? Well now the time has come to get your pre-orders in for one of, and I kid you not, 7 different package offers with prices ranging from $10.99 to $999.99.
You read correctly- $1000. I’ll let drummer Chris Alder explain the crazy amount of stuff that get’s you:
I understand that if you are the biggest Lamb of God fan maaaay not be able to splurge on the Super Deluxe Edition, so take a look at all the packages the band has to offer:
Hourglass: Vol 1 - The Underground Years
13 of the most choice Lamb of God songs from their early years. Culled from their first album Burn The Priest , their debut as Lamb of God , New American Gospel , and the album that put them on the map, As The Palaces Burn .
Hourglass: Vol 2 - The Epic Years
13 of the most choice Lamb of God songs from their career on Epic Records to this point. Both Grammy nominated songs “Redneck” and “Set To Fail” are surrounded by fan favorite anthems and crushing riffs from Ashes Of The Wake to Sacrament to 2009’s #2 debut Wrath .
Hourglass: The 3 CD Anthology
The ultimate Lamb of God retrospective. 44 tracks on 3 CDs. Vol 1 and 2 join Vol 3 containing 18 rare or never heard before songs. Included are Japanese issued bonus tracks, multiple rehearsal demos, along side the 8 songs recorded prior to Burn The Priest .
Hourglass: The Vinyl Box Set
All 6 Lamb of God Studio albums for the first time on 180 Gram vinyl in a Linen-wrapped collectors box. Includes Burn The Priest , New American Gospel , As The Palaces Burn , Ashes of the Wake , Sacrament , and Wrath .
Hourglass: The USB Box Set
All 6 Lamb of God studio albums on individual USB drives in a cigarette box shaped collectors package. Includes Burn The Priest , New American Gospel , As The Palaces Burn , Ashes of the Wake , Sacrament , and Wrath .
Hourglass: The Deluxe Set
The collectors set including The 3 CD Anthology, The Vinyl Box set, The USB Box Set, and a Linen bound 144 page book of the art of Lamb of God as created by K3n Adams including designs for tour passes, albums, t-shirts, and his commentary on them.
Hourglass: The Super Deluxe Set
The limited edition definitive collectors set including The 3 CD Anthology, The Vinyl Box Set, The USB set, the Book, a Mark Morton Signature Series Jackson Dominion D2, A 4’x6’ Pure American metal Flag, an Hourglass sticker, and a signed 8x10 in a personalized Lamb of God Coffin Case.
Black Tide have packed up their bags and gear and began their 8-10 week stay in New York to record a new album. With producer GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against The Machine, Gallows) and Josh Wilbur (Lamb Of God), I think you can expect a most excellent sounding release in late 2010. According to bassist Zakk, they have an astounding 37 or 38 songs they are ready to record. Maybe we can hope for a double disc?
Also while in NY, the guys are taking this Sunday night to perform for you on the radio show “Anything, Anything.” The acoustic performance and interview will stream online at 9pm EST.
Check out Zakk’s farewell message before heading off to the city:
Big, massive news for the punk music industry: Social Distortion has been signed to Epitaph Records!
Mike Ness of Social D comments:
We feel that Epitaph has a natural understanding of Social Distortion; both the history of the band and the direction we want to go. Combine that with their successful track record and it felt like a good next step for us. We’ve always been open to new ideas and pushing the envelope, but we have also been very conscientious about the decisions we’ve made. We considered a lot of options, but in the end, Epitaph feels like the right home for us. We’re looking forward to taking this step forward, opening some new doors with this upcoming album and this next chapter of Social Distortion.
And if you didn’t know, Epitaph Records was founded and is still owned by Brett Gurewitz, an original member of Bad Religion. He seems very excited to be working with the band:
My relationship with Mike goes way back to the beginnings of our careers in the LA music scene. Through the years Social Distortion have been a matchless voice in American rock and roll and I couldn’t be more thrilled to play a part in the next chapter for this great band.
Personally, I can’t see Social D with a better label. Epitaph is a heavy player in the punk scene and now the band can be proud to say they’ll be labelmates with Bad Religion, Alkaline Trio, Rancid, Every Time I Die and New Found Glory.
The band is planning their first release with Epitaph this fall and already have a summer tour dates:
July 27 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
July 28 - Hampton Beach, NH - Casino Ballroom
July 30 - Providence, RI - Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
July 31 - Hartford, CT - The Webster
Aug 1 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Aug 3 - Wantagh, NY - Mulcahy’s
Aug 4 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Aug 5 - Rochester, NY - Nola’s BBQ
Aug 7 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
Aug 8 - Green Bay, WI - Oneida Casino
Aug 10 - Council Bluffs, IA - Stir Cove @ Harrah’s
Aug 11 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
Aug 13 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory
Aug 14 - Medford, OR - Medford Armory
The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things
Of shoes and ships and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings
And why the sea is boiling
And whether you have been insane and not pre-ordered this album yet because it rules
(That’s how it actually is supposed to go)
Trash Talk’s latest release Eyes & Nines is finally available for pre-order- and you have 5 different packages to choose from.
You can grab a CD + Digital Download, a Digital Download only, a 12” vinyl + Digital Download or, and get this, vinyl set with 4 records (limited to 100 pressings). The 5th option? You can add a shirt to any order for only $10. Oh yes- they went there. Plus all orders come with an immediate download of the video and mp3 of “Explode.”
So pre-order. It’s not really a request, but more that I’m telling you to do so. Not so sure what you are waiting for. Maybe you’d like to have a taste of what you’ll be getting? Look no further: