Dan Bassini will be releasing his book, "From States Away: On the Road With Major League" today at 4 pm. It can be purchased here. The book contains anecdotes and photos from Bassini's tour in August with Major League.
Download a new mixtape called Pit Crew: Volume 1here that features artists such as Touche Amore, Sick Of It All, and more. A new Suburban Scum song can be heard that will be on their new EP, Hanging By A Thread, which comes out January 10 on 6131 Records. Track listing is below.
1. Touche Amore ~
2. Trash Talk Blind Evolution
3. Bad Brains Sailin On
4. Trapped Under Ice You and I
5. 96 Hard Luck
6. Backtrack Darker Half
7. Knuckle Up! Altered Beast
8. Suburban Scum Hanging By a Thread
9. Sick Of It All Us Vs. Them
10. Ceremony Sick
11. Rotting Out She Sings
12. Incendiary Gods Country
13. Expire Focus
Young Statues' Christmas song, "I Don't Wanna Know What's Under Your Tree" is streaming now here. The song appears on the 12th annual Arbor Records Christmas Compilation. Details about the comp and show (all proceeds going to charity) can be found here.
This might not normally be categorized as news, but I couldn't legitimize not posting something this awesome. If you head here you can buy a full-on Christmas sweatshirt from the Descendents, featuring Milo and coffee mugs and all.
Some music industry friends, and I, are getting jazzed about a new soon to launch website called "Fanraiser." Sort of a kickstarter/crowdfunding website dedicated just to bands and musicians, with some twists. There's a promotional video you can check out in the replies that outlines the website. And for the .1% that bitch about this kind of thing, at least watch the video first. We'll keep you updated on the website as it launches out of the beta stage.
UK band, Dog Is Dead, will head out on an extensive UK tour in 2012. The band are also giving away a Christmas single, a special version of The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping" for free here. Check out their most recent video for "Hands Down" as well as more details of the tour in the replies.
The Independent Label Group is in search for Spring 2012 interns. Candidates must be able to receive college credit and must be located in the NYC/Tri-state area. A few artists off the ILG roster include Cake, Dropkick Murphys, Mayday Parade, Atmosphere, Middle Class Rut, The Devil Wears Prada, and Keb Mo. Looking to get into the music industry? Here's a chance.
Koji's 6th Annual Holiday Spectacular will take place on December 27 at the Midtown Scholar in Harrisburg, PA and will also feature Hostage Calm and Minshara. Koji will also release a 5-song EP that Tuesday which will be available for free at the show with a charitable donation. Full details can be found here.
Weatherstar has opened up a holiday song shop, which gives fans a chance to get a personalized song from the band. For $50, the band will write a song about whomever you'd like. The band will then deliver an mp3 to you digitally, along with a holiday card and a digital release of the new Holiday EP, Christmas Makes The Heart Grow Fonder. Send an email here for more info.
To Write Love On Her Arms won the first million dollar award given away by the American Giving Awards to go towards their cause. We'd like to congratulate Jamie and his crew for all of their hard work and continued success with their great non-profit organization.
Blur will receive the "Outstanding Contribution To Music Award" at the 2012 Brit Awards. The band's bassist, Alex James, has also hinted at the band getting together over Christmas to start recording new material.
Vagrant Records is offering a free download of a new School Of Seven Bells song called "The Night" here. The song can be heard here. It comes off the group's new record, Ghostory, which will be released February 28.