SideOneDummy Records has announced that Anti-Flag will be releasing their next album via the label. The record is titled The People or the Gun and is due out June 9, 2009. The record comes after the band finished their two-record contract with a major, RCA Records, the band built a studio in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, their hometown, to cut their first release for SideOneDummy.
A portion of the proceeds from the new album’s pre-sale on the SideOneDummy website will be donated to Amnesty International. Check out a song from the record here.
Rivers Cuomo of Weezer fame has announced plans to release a new CD/DVD titled Live At Fingerprints. Due out April 28, 2009, as the name implies, the release documents Cuomo’s visit to Fingerprints Record Store and features live tracks performed by Rivers from Weezer and his solo albums.
Our stream today comes from Vancouver, BC-based Living with Lions. We’ve got a stream of the band’s new full EP, Dude Manor. The EP is due out April 7, 2009 and precedes their new full length, Make Your Mark due July 21, 2009. .
After filling in as guest drummer on dates with TSOL Dave Raun of Lagwagon will be joining Black President full time replacing drummer Roy Mayorga. His new bandmates commented:
Dave is a badass… We stayed at his house when our van broke down in Fresno on the Warped Tour and it just clicked. He came in, killed it on the TSOL tour, and has brought a whole new energy to the band. Roy is an old friend and amazing drummer who will definitely be missed. We wish him all the best and there are no hard feelings.
Rehasher, the skate/pop-punk side project from Roger of Less Than Jake has wrapped up recording and mixing for their second full length. The band recorded the album this past December at the Moathouse Studio in Gainesville, FL and mixing was performed by Stephen Egerton last month.
I really want to give you the lowdown on the SW re-formation but there’s honestly not a lot to say. Legal issues prevented me from doing my own band on my own terms over the past couple of years but thankfully those problems are all resolved now. The kind of stuff happens sometimes. I won’t deny that those problems – which were really just the culmination of many years of a lot of other b.s. – left a foul taste in my mouth about SW.
But now that all the headaches are behind me I’m feeling great about it. I’m finally running my own band again and I’m really happy and excited to be back at it. I’ve got a killer line-up comprised of myself, Danny Vapid, Simon Lamb (the Ritalins), Justin Perkins (Yesterday’s Kids) and Adam Cargin (Blueheels) (he’s also the new Riverdales drummer) and we’ve got a great set list. And I’m thrilled to be playing in Texas – places like Houston and Austin were always great for Screeching Weasel in our touring days. We are only playing two other shows in 2009 (in the fall – they’ll be announced next month) so we’ll hope to see you at one of them