Due to Man Overboard's new album, The Human Highlight Reel, leaking, the band has made it available for purchase early on their webstore and bandcamp (where it's streaming). They are also holding a contest in conjunction with the release.
Recording engineer Kory Gable (Senses Fail, The Dangerous Summer, I Call Fives) is having a mastering promotion this month. For May only, Kory will be offering his mastering services for $20/song. E-mail KoryGable@gmail.com if you're interested.
Head to the replies to see the artwork for the new album from Washed Out, titled Within and Without, as well as U.S. tour dates. You can also get a free download of album opener, "Eyes Be Closed", here.
Various independent record stores across America will celebrate the release of Fleet Foxes' new album, Helplessness Blues, by hosting listening parties, midnight sales and special giveaways. Head to the replies for more details and the list of participating stores.
Such Gold were forced to drop off the Manscout Jamboree Tour due to frontman Ben Kotin being stabbed. Skylar from Building will be filling in on vocals for their upcoming tour. A statement from Kotin can be found in the replies. We wish him a speedy recovery.
A 19-year-old kid suffered a severe spinal injury during the April 14th date of the Stick Tight tour (Terror, Trapped Under Ice, etc.) in Buffalo, NY. He is without insurance, and facing a lengthy hospital stay following emergency spinal surgery. A Paypal account has been setup to collect donations. A full description of the situation, as well as information on how to make a donation, can be found here.