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The Afro-Punk Festival which was to include performances by Cee-Lo Green, Janelle Monae, Fishbone, Gym Class Heroes and more has been cancelled due to the hurricane threat.
Dre Okorley on 08/26/11 - 01:01 PM
Hostage Calm will be playing their self-titled album at a special anniversary show for the release on September 24. Tickets can be found here. There is also an option to get a limited edition LP of the album with screen-printed jackets along with your ticket.
Adam Pfleider on 08/26/11 - 11:18 AM
You can now purchase Have Nots' sophomore full-length, "Proud," on vinyl in the Paper + Plastick webstore for $12. It comes in three different colors and there are a few options available. The band also announced tour dates as support for Big D and the Kids Table, which you can check out in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/25/11 - 05:52 AM
Tokyo Police Club's cover project begins today and will continue until September 3. Check out their cover of Moby's "Southside" here.

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Deborah Remus on 08/24/11 - 02:41 PM
Keep Shelly In Athens has signed to Forest Family Records. The band will be embarking on its first North American tour this fall. Dates in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 08/24/11 - 12:14 PM
You can download a cover of Alkaline Trio's "This Could Be Love" by Floral Terrace here.
Christian Wagner on 08/24/11 - 08:16 AM
Heart to Heart has posted a clip from their new song on Facebook. You can check out "Requiem" off their new 7" Deathproof out October 4th on Anchor 84 Records.
Christian Wagner on 08/22/11 - 08:52 PM
The stage times for this weekend's Reading and Leeds Festivals can be found here and here, respectively.
Kyle Huntington on 08/22/11 - 07:40 AM
Bob Nanna (Braid), Joe Trohman and Mike Kinsella, among others, will be performing at Lincoln Hall in Chicago on September 1st. They will be covering songs by The Cure to benefit Girls Rock! Chicago.

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Matthew Tsai on 08/21/11 - 07:13 PM
Renae will be having a one-time reunion show on September 16th at the Black Sheep Cafe in Springfield, IL.

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Matthew Tsai on 08/21/11 - 06:58 PM
Culprit has started a Kickstarter to raise money for a new van. The band was formerly featured on one of our Unsigned Spotlights and is looking to start touring more extensively.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/19/11 - 04:28 PM
Paper + Plastick is offering the new Kill The Wonderhawks comic in exchange for a tweet here.
Deborah Remus on 08/19/11 - 01:29 PM
Christian Wagner on 08/19/11 - 09:41 AM
The remainder of Pukkelpop Festival has been cancelled after five people have now been confirmed dead following the stage collapse. Read a statement from the festival organisers here. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected.
Kyle Huntington on 08/19/11 - 02:25 AM
So Many Ways has announced an EP release show which will take place on September 17th at Metro in Chicago, IL with Madina Lake. Their new EP is out on Sept. 13, pre-orders are available now on the Mightier Than Sword website. The album art can be seen in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 08/18/11 - 01:57 PM
Loaded Rock Shows is currently seeking interns for the Fall semester. You must be located near Long Island/New York City for the job. Check out the rest of the details here.
Christian Wagner on 08/18/11 - 09:38 AM
The Weeknd has updated his Tumblr page hinting that the new mixtape, Thursday, will be released today.

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Kyle Huntington on 08/18/11 - 05:35 AM
Paper + Plastick Records is looking for two interns. One position is for mailorder and distribution. The other position is for label management and assistant-related tasks. Both interns must be located in Gainesville, Florida or have the ability to travel to Gainesville at least twice a week. If interested, send a resume to thomas@paperandplastick.com.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/17/11 - 07:01 PM
It looks like James Blake and Bon Iver are working on some form of a collaboration.
Kyle Huntington on 08/17/11 - 05:02 PM
A Loss For Words' van died in California. As a result, they have been forced to cancel their upcoming off-shows with Vanna. The band needs a new van for the upcoming tours (and they need to get home from the west coast), so please consider helping them out by donating to their PayPal via marcal4w@hotmail.com or by picking up some merch.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/17/11 - 02:25 PM
Katy Perry's "Last Friday Night" went to #1, making it the 5th #1 single from Teenage Dream. This ties Michael Jackson's record for most #1 singles for one album (1987's Bad).
Joe DeAndrea on 08/17/11 - 12:52 PM
Sparks the Rescue wants to play at your college this fall. Email here for more info.
Christian Wagner on 08/17/11 - 05:04 AM
NeverShoutNever say they want to release three albums every year after the release of Time Travel.
From The InterviewHopefully this record does well because we want to invest in a studio for ourselves in our hometown. We’d like to record whenever we have free time and we’d like to just keep busting stuff out. We could do three records a year. It’s not difficult to do with Warner. This is the record for us to see if they’ll trust us or not to keep it completely in our hands. This is our chance to show them that we can self-produce and do what we want how we want to do it. If it does well that’s great, and if it doesn’t they’ll probably want us working with certain people. We’re not into...
Thomas Nassiff on 08/16/11 - 09:10 PM
Head to the replies to read this week's Technology Round-Up.
Linda Ferreira on 08/16/11 - 02:18 PM
Tom Waits will release his new single, "Bad As Me," on August 23.

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Kyle Huntington on 08/16/11 - 06:09 AM
INTO/IT Clothing is giving away a free Early Adopter package. The packages are very limited, and all you have to do to win is follow the INTO/IT Twitter account and tweet something. Check out more details in the replies.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/15/11 - 07:58 PM
Fang Island are currently in the studio working on their next record.
Adam Pfleider on 08/15/11 - 01:22 PM
Matthew Tsai on 08/15/11 - 09:03 AM
A John Martyn tribute album is released this week and features acts such as Beck, Robert Smith (The Cure) and Bombay Bicycle Club. All proceeds from Johnny Boy Would Love This go straight to Martyn's family. Head to the replies for the track listing.
Kyle Huntington on 08/15/11 - 06:10 AM
Listen or watch The Vaccines and Noah and The Whale perform "If You Wanna" and Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" for Triple J here.
Kyle Huntington on 08/12/11 - 05:21 AM
Tokyo Police Club will be releasing ten cover songs over the course of ten days. Read more about it here.

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Kyle Huntington on 08/10/11 - 04:59 PM
Kasabian teamed up with LL Cool J for a version of "Days Are Forgotten." The collaboration will be featured on the single, which drops on September 11.
Kyle Huntington on 08/10/11 - 04:32 PM
The cover art for Family Force 5's III can be seen in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/10/11 - 08:35 AM
The Soundwave Revolution festival in Australia has been cancelled.

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Matthew Tsai on 08/09/11 - 11:09 AM
You can now download the second installment of the "50 States" comic series from Paper + Plastick Records. The download is free and this issue features The Dopamines.
Thomas Nassiff on 08/08/11 - 10:42 AM
Head to the replies to read this week's Technology Round-Up.
Linda Ferreira on 08/08/11 - 12:07 AM
Casting Curses released a new single titled "Dirt Road." You can pick it up from iTunes.

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Matthew Tsai on 08/04/11 - 11:19 AM
empire! empire! (i was a lonely estate) announced that they will be the opening act for the Penfold reunion show at Maxwell's on September 17.

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Matthew Tsai on 08/02/11 - 12:11 PM
A number of indie bands from around the world have come together for Ready for the Sunshine. The compilation benefits Smile Train, a charity that provides cleft palate surgery to childen in developing countries. Pick up a copy here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/02/11 - 12:04 PM
You can now pre-order Banquets' upcoming album Top Button, Bottom Shelf here.
Matthew Tsai on 08/02/11 - 09:42 AM
Kings Of Leon have canceled their entire U.S. tour. Read a statement from the band here.
Kyle Huntington on 08/02/11 - 06:15 AM
The Story So Far's van broke down today in Maryland. Consider helping them out by picking up some merch. In my humble opinion, their new album, Under Soil and Dirt, is one of the best pop punk releases this year.
Alex DiVincenzo on 08/01/11 - 04:50 PM
You can download Psychic Babble's My Own Stupid Mouth EP for free here.
Adam Pfleider on 08/01/11 - 01:47 PM
For today only, you can get Jonathan Jones' latest and well-loved album Community Group and two signed posters for $7 on his website.
Matthew Tsai on 07/30/11 - 10:43 AM
Dave Melillo says he will be releasing a 20-song mixtape before the holidays this year. Nocturnal Me may also release another piece of work this year as well.
Matthew Tsai on 07/29/11 - 04:01 PM
Revelation Booking is accepting submissions for bands interested in working with a booking agency. The company is currently working with the band Parables.
Matthew Tsai on 07/29/11 - 03:45 PM
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