A little late on this news post, but last month The Flats (Mat Kerekes from Citizen, his brother Chris and other collaborators) released an album called Liberation & The House In Blue, which you can stream in the replies and pick up for $1 on Bandcamp.
Jake Luhrs (August Burns Red) was recently a guest on the Bad Christian podcast, in which he talked about joining August Burns Red in 2006, what a "Christian" band is and his distaste for certain things in the church, his frustrations with the current state of the metalcore genre, Heartsupport, and a lot more.
Up and coming Chicago act, Meat Wave have announced that they will release their new EP, Brother on January 19th via Brace Yourself Records. The band has three new songs streaming over on Noisey for you to check out. If you're a fan of Cloud Nothings, you should probably take the time to give these guys a spin.
02) Sham King
04) It's Not Alright
06) The Truth (demo)
07) I've Got Ants (demo)
AP.net user iamdaveitferris, also known to the real world as Dave Ferris, has been writing a song a day all year and plans to release them all in 2015. The project is called 365 Sparks and you can stream a few of them here.
Filmmaker/composer John Carpenter (Halloween, Escape from New York) will release an album of previously unreleased music titled John Carpenter's Lost Themes in 2015 via Sacred Bones Records. You can stream one of tracks, "Vortex."