It’s Sunday, September 30th, 2007. I’ve made it a tradition that I don’t actually write intro blurbs on the last day of September. Look into it, I’m not lying.
The people must have something good to read on a Sunday
So who’s more evil, Universal or Starbucks? Sonic Youth‘s Kim Gordon voiced her opinion, responding to fans riled by the band’s partnership with the coffee giant on an upcoming favorites collection. I suppose that’s no less weird than the Sex Pistols reuniting to re-record “Anarchy in the UK” for the video game Guitar Hero III. My Chemical Romance turned a few heads when Gerald Way riled against the “emo” label that his band’s often stuck with. The peer-to-peer war escalated this week as well, with BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay going on the offensive and launching lawsuits against the European divisions of the major labels. Does it make you feel old to know that the Beastie Boys are now eligible for the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. The band was indeed recently nominated.
Our Video of the Week featured part four of our video countdown to the Fest 6. This week we checked out a video interview with Dan Yemin of Lifetime and event founder Tony Weinbender of No Idea Records . The ninth edition of Vinyl File featured the second and final part of our look at the vinyl output of modern punk favourites the Alkaline Trio. We also streamed music from Teddy Duchamp’s Army, a Pittsburgh, PA-based band that saw members go on to form/join Anti-Flag, Don Caballero and Voice in the Wire.
Blood & Ink has announced the signing of Florida’s The Red Baron. The positive straight-edge hardcore act previously released a split with xBishopx and will be entering Viking Studio in Richmond, VA later this year to record their debut full length, due out in early 2008.
O Pioneers!!! are teaming up with Asian Man Records to put out a new 7″. Little details are available, aside from that Mitch Clem will be doing the artwork. Mr. Park is still deciding on formats between picture disc and colored vinyl, be sure to let him know your preference.
Saturday Looks Good To Me is hitting the road in support of their newest album Fill Up The Room, which finds it’s official release date on October 23rd. The record is the band’s fourth long player and first for K Records, and has been in the works for the better part of 3 year’s since 2004’s Every Night on Polyvinyl.
The album features a guest vocal appearance by Seemless’ Jesse David Leach and was produced, engineered and mixed by Zeuss (Hatebreed, Behemoth, 3 Inches of Blood) with Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta serving as executive producer. The label describes “[its] range from vintage Sepultura and Carcass to the southern rock sludgy vibe of Crowbar.” SourceContinue reading Stillborn signs Thy Will Be Done→
Hit the Switch have posted two new songs online under the guise of Global Etiquette. You can check out “Lone Child,” “Ample Bright” and the previously unveiled “Tidal Wave” via MySpace. All three songs are expected on the band’s next release, which looks to be either the full length How the West Was Won or an online-only EP.
Pelican and High on Fire will head to Europe together this fall for a co-headlining tour. It’ll coincide with the Mono tour in Paris and will find the pair joining up with Priestbird for most of the last leg.
Equal Vision act Goodbye Tomorrow has become Alive in Wild Paint. The band attributed it to a number of member changes, the latest being guitarist Josh Johnson who, up to that point, was the last remaining original member.
“Alive in wild paint” derives from an excerpt in 1977’s Illusions by American writer Richard Bach.