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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.
Kyle Huntington on 12/08/11 - 04:08 AM
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.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/06/11 - 04:51 PM
Looks like Justin Bieber is going to be releasing a dubstep record.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/06/11 - 04:07 PM
Kid Liberty are currently demoing for their second album.
Dre Okorley on 12/06/11 - 06:22 AM
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been announced as the Friday night headliners at the Isle Of Wight Festival 2012. They join Sunday night headliners Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band as well as other acts including The Vaccines, Biffy Clyro and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Kyle Huntington on 12/06/11 - 01:38 AM
Pre-orders for the split with Caravels and Gifts From Enola can be found here and here.
Adam Pfleider on 12/05/11 - 10:31 PM
Pre-orders for Prawn's You Can Just Leave It All LP can be found here.
Adam Pfleider on 12/05/11 - 10:26 PM
The BBC Sound Of 2012 list has been revealed and includes artists such as ASAP Rocky, Michael Kiwanuka, Skrillex, Dry The River and more.
Kyle Huntington on 12/05/11 - 03:01 AM
Italian post-rockers Three Steps to the Ocean new album video preview can be seen in the replies.
PeeDster on 12/04/11 - 04:29 AM
Titus Andronicus will release a new full-length record in 2012.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/03/11 - 10:43 AM
Westland's new EP will come out December 13th. You can listen to a new track called "My Darling" here.
Christian Wagner on 12/02/11 - 05:30 PM
Sparks The Rescue has launched a Kickstarter to help fund their new album. In addition, the band will be making an announcement at 8 PM EST here.
Christian Wagner on 12/02/11 - 03:33 PM
Hang Tight Records has put together a compilation to benefit the TVACAA. You can purchase it here.
Christian Wagner on 12/02/11 - 03:03 PM
Hot Water Music are getting closer to wrapping up a new record.
PeeDster on 12/02/11 - 12:09 PM
Kyle Huntington on 12/02/11 - 02:52 AM
Marianas Trench's new album, Ever After, debuted at #5 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and #8 on the Canadian albums chart.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/01/11 - 03:29 PM
An interview with Ian MacKaye discussing the release of the Fugazi bootlegs can be read here.
Adam Pfleider on 12/01/11 - 01:33 PM
Sinking Ship Records (A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Pinsky) is having a holiday sale.
Thomas Nassiff on 12/01/11 - 10:01 AM
Neon Trees are currently in the studio working on their new album, which is set to be released early-to-mid 2012. You can see pictures of them in their practice space here. The band's new single, "Everybody Talks," will go to radio on January 10th.
Joe DeAndrea on 12/01/11 - 05:29 AM
Fugazi Live Series, an online archive of past Fugazi shows and recordings, has been officially launched. The band will release 130 concert downloads (100 new shows, and the 30 shows released on the out-of-print Fugazi Live Series CDs), along with additional photos, flyers, and downloads until the archive is complete. To keep with the band's DIY ethic, the suggested fee is $5 or set your own price.
Dre Okorley on 12/01/11 - 03:21 AM
Spotify has introduced a platform for developers, and websites, to make apps for their music player. Looks like we'll have to figure out a way to put some AP.net news and recommendations in your Spotify player before too long.
Jason Tate on 11/30/11 - 12:25 PM
Gene The Werewolf (ex-Punchline) has released a brand new full length for free entitled Wicked Love, which you can pick up here.
Christian Wagner on 11/29/11 - 09:47 PM
Burning House Records has released Can I Borrow This? Volume I, a charity compilation of bands covering each other's songs, that benefits The San Francisco School Alliance. Head to the replies for the tracklisting and artwork.

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Dre Okorley on 11/29/11 - 06:46 PM
Get a rare limited Social Distortion promo 45 rpm 7" here. Side A is "Cold Feelings", Side B is "Bad Luck" (live acoustic), and each 7" sleeve is signed by Mike Ness. These have been out of print and only available via eBay and vinyl collectors.
Dre Okorley on 11/29/11 - 06:18 PM
Members of The Suicide File, The Hope Conspiracy, and AN/Give Up The Ghost have formed rock n' roll group Holy Fever. Their self-titled EP will be released January 3rd on Lifeline Records. Check out their first show dates in the replies.
Dre Okorley on 11/29/11 - 11:26 AM
Casting Curses are giving away both Panic Records releases for free download here. Their debut full length will be recorded next month, which you can hear practice demos from on Facebook. In addition, they'll be playing some December shows. Hit the replies for dates.
Dre Okorley on 11/29/11 - 05:51 AM
Billy Corgan has started an indie wrestling company named Resistance Pro.

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Dre Okorley on 11/28/11 - 08:19 PM
Read the cover story from this season's Fake DIY Magazine here. The feature includes an in-depth interview and article about The Maccabees and their forthcoming third album, Given To The Wild.
From The Interview"I can't even remember what we were like when we made that first record though, guitarist Felix counters, I feel like, with those people who came on board back then, that saw something in us, I always thought that they could already see the progression of it...It's like, we're proving something to the people that slagged us off on the basis of the first album, for those people that saw something in the band."
Kyle Huntington on 11/28/11 - 10:29 AM
Today is the one year anniversary of the beginning of Nervous Energies. To celebrate, Ryan Russell has put up the unreleased songs from the very first session with Waxahatchee for free download. Also on that page, you can download free digital EPs from Now, Now, Owen and a "best-of" comp.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/28/11 - 10:23 AM
The Summer Set's new EP, What Money Can't Buy, can be purchased here for a minimum of $2. 100% of the proceeds will go to charity.
Joe DeAndrea on 11/28/11 - 09:12 AM
Theme Park has signed to Transgressive Records. Head to the replies to check out the videos for their recent split single "Wax/A Mountain We Love".
Kyle Huntington on 11/28/11 - 12:53 AM
Philly band Gods and Queens were in a serious accident in Europe recently and need your support. Head to the replies for full details.
Dre Okorley on 11/27/11 - 11:46 PM
Looks like City of Caterpillar could be hinting at a reunion. The band has been broken up since 2003.

Edit: The reunion isn't happening.

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Dre Okorley on 11/27/11 - 04:43 PM
You can purchase a remaster of Indecision's Unorthodox on limited vinyl here. Head to the replies for the artwork.
Dre Okorley on 11/26/11 - 09:00 PM
Fugazi are releasing tracks of their live shows starting next Thursday.

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Dre Okorley on 11/26/11 - 03:23 AM
Today, Gaye Black (The Adverts) kicked off Punk and Beyond, her second installment of celebrating the creative contributions of punk musicians. This one is dedicated to the late Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex) who died of breast cancer earlier this year. The line-up of presenters and performers can be viewed in the replies.
Dre Okorley on 11/25/11 - 06:09 PM
Head to the replies to check out a constantly updating list of today's Black Friday deals.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/25/11 - 02:05 AM
Read an exclusive interview with Birds In Row on AlternativNews. The band will be embarking on their first U.S. tour next spring.
Dre Okorley on 11/24/11 - 11:17 AM
Elbow will record the official theme song for the 2012 Olympics.
Kyle Huntington on 11/24/11 - 06:31 AM
The first batch of bands have been announced for Pouzza Fest, which will be taking place in Montreal this May. Check the replies for the list.
Deborah Remus on 11/23/11 - 09:12 PM
Paper + Plastick is releasing seven new records on vinyl on Black Friday. Farewell Continental's Hey, Hey Pioneers!, Junior Battles' Idle Ages, Riverboat Gamblers' Smash/Grab EP, Reverse the Curse's Hither & Yon, a split from Red City Radio and The Gamits, the Are You With the Band? female-fronted pop-punk compilation, and the Plow United Sleepwalk: A Retrospective collection will all be available for the first time on vinyl beginning tomorrow at 3 p.m., along with other sales in the label's webstore. Head to the replies to see a statement from the label thanking its fans and links to full album streams of all the new releases.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/23/11 - 03:03 PM
Ryan Russell is selling two packages of prints that were used for the cover and booklet art of Into It. Over It.'s Proper. You can check out the prints and purchase packages here.
Thomas Nassiff on 11/23/11 - 11:05 AM
Speak Easy, consisting of members from Day At The Fair, Dear Whoever, Driver Side Impact, Crash Romeo and Bigwig, just released their debut EP for free here. You can view the track-listing and album art in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/23/11 - 10:26 AM
Five Iron Frenzy have reunited and will be releasing a new album. Listen to their new song "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night" in the replies. They've also already smashed their Kickstarter goal by more than $30k.
Dre Okorley on 11/22/11 - 09:25 PM
Pure Noise Records has released its Winter Sampler 2011. You can purchase it here for $1.99 and view the track-listing in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 11/22/11 - 03:43 PM
Loaded Rock Shows has announced the lineup for their annual holiday series Christmosh. Check out the dates in the replies featuring shows with Andrew WK, Just Surrender, and more.
Christian Wagner on 11/22/11 - 03:32 PM
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