On Wednesday, the government raided Gibson Guitars to confiscate "several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars" due to the company's allegedly illegal use of wood. The whole story can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by picking up some merch.
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.
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.
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.