Interviews: Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid)

Comeback KidFresh off the release of their fourth full length Symptons + Cures, Comeback Kid have embarked on their habitual trek of constant touring in jam-packed clubs, this time alongside the likes of A Wilhelm Scream, Living with Lions, Parkway Drive and Four Year Strong. Vocalist Andrew Neufeld walked the streets of Vancouver while chatting with Mark Millard about the new record, its direction and notably, where he’s individually at now as opposed to three years ago when he first made his debut in the front man position.

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Fat announces first compilation in eight years

Fat Wreck Chords has announced plans to release their first new compilation since 2002’s Fat Music Volume VI: Uncontrollable Fatulence. It’s due out November 23, 2010 and will feature new and previously released music from Old Man Markley, The Flatliners, Swingin’ Utters, Mad Caddies, Banner Pilot, Pour Habit, Dead To Me, Teenage Bottlerocket, Cobra Skulls, Tony Sly, None More Black, Chixdiggit!, Against Me!, NOFX, Smoke Or Fire, Strung Out, Lawrence Arms, American Steel, Good Riddance, No Use For A Name, The Real McKenzies and Dillinger Four.

Incidentally, Survival of the Fattest was this writer’s favourite compilation ever.
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The Sacrifice is coming this Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday!

The final chapter of the Comic is coming!

“The Sacrifice” campaign for Left 4 Dead 1 is coming!

“The Sacrifice” and “No Mercy” campaigns for Left 4 Dead 2 are coming!

And? And? And? We set up a page here that we will be updating all weekend on what’s coming, including some surprises! Today’s update is the trailer and some awesome screenshots.
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Paper and Plastick signs Dave Hause (The Loved Ones)

Dave Hause Paper and Plastick has signed solo artist Dave Hause of The Loved Ones. Set for release in January 2011 on Paper + Plastick, Hause will release a CD EP and 7″ in November containing a new song along with additional songs on the B-side. In anticipation of the upcoming 7″, Hause recently announced a handful of U.S. tour dates with Two Cow Garage, as well as his first solo trip to New Zealand and Australia supporting The Bouncing Souls and Hot Water Music in December. spoke to Dave last year about the Loved Ones and the aforementioned solo material.
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As Tall As Lions (2002-2010)

As Tall as Lions have notified fans through myspace that they are retiring for the foreseeable future. They commented:

After eight years of music, friendship, laughter, adventure, bliss, blood, sweat, tears, and everything else that goes along with it, As Tall As Lions are retiring for the foreseeable future. There is no sadness on our side, and we hope there is none on yours. We will be playing a handful of shows across the country to try and give everyone an opportunity to see us one last time. Our sincerest apologies to those who can’t join us at these celebrations, but know you will be there in spirit. Much love to you all, and thanks again for everything.

The band’s three farewell shows will take place in December.
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The Corin Tucker Band: ‘1,000 Years’

Corin Tucker Band, the eponymous new project from former Sleater-Kinney frontwoman Corin Tucker, have posted a stream of their debut. The group will be releasing 1,000 Years. Due out October 5, 2010, the album is the first post-Sleater-Kinney output from the singer and promises a quieter sound built with “acoustic guitars, keyboards, interlocking percussion, even cellos and violins,” The band also features Unwound’s Sara Lund and the Golden Bears’ Seth Lorinczi.

Check out the stream via NPR until October 5th.

Sleater-Kinney called it quits after released the critically acclaimed The Woods in 2005.
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Atreyu to cover Dead Kennedys, Deftones, Thin Lizzy on new EP

Atreyu will be releasing a new five song EP featuring covers of the band’s influences. Bands set to be covered include Dead Kennedys, Volbeat, Deftones, Aerosmith and Thin Lizzy. For each cover, the band will collaborate with the band’s on their upcoming headlining tour. Those bands include Chiodos, Blessthefall, Endless Hallway and Architects.. The set is due out October 12, 2010.

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Caravels: ‘Floorboards’ EP

CaravelsOur stream today comes from Las Vegas, NV’s Caravels. We’ve got a stream of the band’s new EP, Floorboards, which our reviews editor Brian Shultz called an “incredibly dense and yet thoroughly interesting, non-specific blend of brooding, modern hardcore, ’90s screamo temperament and gloomy, lumbering post-rock elements … It’s a progressive and circuitous sound offering few hooks to satiate early or even later listens, but it’s a rewarding investment all the same.”

You can check it out on their page.

The band recently signed to Topshelf Records and the label has plans in motion to give Floorboards a wider release.
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Mixtapes / Direct Hit! split 7-inch on the way

Mixtapes Kind of Like Records has announced plans to release a split 7″ from Milwaukee, WI’s Direct Hit! and Cincinnati, OH’s Mixtapes on October 26, 2010. For the release, each band will offer a new song as well as a cover of the other band’s new song. More photos of the packaging can be found here.

Mixtapes issued Thought About Growing Up and Maps earlier this year, while Direct Hit recently unveiled a new EP entitled #5.
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Lovitt updates: Frodus single, Des Ark LP on the way

Frodus Lovitt Records has posted an update on some new and upcoming releases in the works. Among them is a 7″ from Bats & Mice entitled Back in Bat that’s freshly released, as well as a new full-length from Des Ark entitled Don’t Rock the Boat, Sink the Fucker and a new single from Frodus.

More information is expected soon.
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Saves The Day to release stopgap EP, “1984”

While the band hasn’t completed work on Daybreak, Saves The Day will be previewing some material from the record on a new digital EP, 1984. According to the band’s Facebook Profile, the digital EP will be available at the merch table as a download card, and will feature new songs, “1984” and “Let It All Go” (acoustic).” The EP will conclude with new versions of “Driving In The Dark” (acoustic), “Hold” (electric) and “Stay” (electric).

Daybreak, when released, will be the third album in their trilogy of recordings which includes 2006’s Sound the Alarm and 2007’s Under the Boards.
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