Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year, everyone.

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Tours: Pink Razors

Richmond, VA’s Pink Razors will be kicking out a phat tour in the middle of March that will carry them through April. In the middle of it the band will also be recording their second full length, plotted to be released by the band while they set up their own record label. On tour with the band will be Erin Tobey, who’s also a member of the band, but will be playing solo sets on most dates.

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It’s Elephants’s (ex-Letters Organize) plan free release for April 1st

It’s Elephant’s, which features former members of Atlanta’s The Letters Organize has announced that they will be releasing their upcoming debut album, Little Trouble in Chinatown for free on April 1st.

The album will be followed by two split 7-inches and assorted tours. You can find two songs from the album on their myspace page.
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Face to Face adds Groezrock, California shows

Face to Face has confirmed that they will be performing two dates in California along with an appearance at Belgium’s punk & hardcore extravaganza Groezrock.

The band will be performing two shows in Pomona, California at The Glasshouse and tickets can be purchased right here. For Groezrock, the band will be joining a huge lineup of punk and hardcore acts including The Toasters, Story of the Year, Bad Religion, Hot Water Music, Finch, The Flatliners, Strike Anywhere, Anti-Flag, Bury Your Dead, Silverstein and many, many more.
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Mike Conley of MIA (-2008)

Photo by John Gilhooley Mike Conley, former vocalist of Orange County punk band MIA was found dead yesterday in Chicago. According to the news report, Mike was found unresponsive at 5:40 a.m. by a person staying in the hotel in the 2300 block of North Mannheim Road, sheriff’s police spokeswoman Penny Mateck said. He appeared to have suffered head injuries.

All Music Guide called M.I.A. “one of the 50 best So-Cal punk bands of the great early-’80s second wave explosion.”

Our condolences to Mike’s friends and family.
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Thrice: “Come All You Weary”

Thrice has posted a new track from their upcoming album, The Alchemy Index: Volumes III & IV: Earth & Air (due out April 15).

The track will also lead off a new single, due on iTunes March 4, which will contain the single, “Come All You Weary,” an acoustic version of “The Whaler” (the original version of which appeared on the Water EP), a remix of “Digital Sea” by Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman (also originally on the Water EP) and the music video for “Digital Sea.”

You can find “Come All You Weary” on Thrice’s MySpace page.

The Alchemy Index: Volumes I & II: Fire & Water was released in 2007.
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RIAA is not paying artists from settlement proceeds

Though the trade group has made headlines with their aggressive anti-piracy programs, those who are supposed to benefit from them – the artists – are apparently not being compensated with the proceeds from the lawsuits.

Along with a number of smaller suits, the labels have successfully collected hundreds of millions of dollars – $270 million from Napster alone – but according to the New York Post, a contingent of prominent artist managers claims that little to none of that money has trickled down to their clients. They are now considering legal action.

Record label sources said corporate bosses are still deciding on how best to split the money. In determining the payout, they said not every artist is owed money and it must be calculated with regard to the level of copyright infringement for each artist. What’s more, these sources said that after the labels recouped their legal expenses, there wasn’t much left to pass along to the artists.
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