A second pressing of The Front Bottoms' new album, Talon Of The Hawk, has been made available on cassette through Antique Records. The run is limited to 100 copies between two variants (50 green, 50 clear). You can pick one up here.
Spotify is rolling out Total Plays to the Popular Tracks section of each Artist Profile. All Spotify users will have the feature in the coming weeks, though many are seeing the numbers already. Can you see Total Plays? Any numbers surprise you?
Pop Evil have released their new video for "Trenches," which is in the replies. The song comes from their new album, Onyx, which is now available. The video was directed by Johan Carlen and is the third part of a video trilogy, this being the first to be released. Over the next couple of months, parts 1 and 2 will be released.
Today we're streaming a new Living With Lions song called "Scarred" from the band's upcoming 7" Some Of My Friends Appear Dead To Me that is being released on Pure Noise Records. If you're a LWL fan then this is just another solid track from the Canadian band. For those unfamiliar, I get a modern blink-182 vibe from the track. Fans can now pre-order the 7” here. Pre-order vinyl options include coke bottle green/baby pink (smash), white with mint and yellow splatter, and half clear/half electric blue. Listen to the song in the replies.
Because there are crappy people in the world, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die's upcoming record, Whenever, If Ever, was leaked a full month ahead of release date. But to make the best of a shit situation, Topshelf Records has put the album up for stream early here (you can also stream it in the replies). You can also buy the album for $7 on the band's Bandcamp or pre-order a physical copy (CD or LP) here. I urge any of you who have downloaded or streamed the record to please pick it up, as it's one of the best records you'll hear in 2013.
Dropkick Murphyshave once again collaborated with Bruce Springsteen. This time around the band will be releasing a new version of their single "Rose Tattoo" with contributions from Springsteen, and proceeds will benefit victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The Boss was previously featured on "Peg O' My Heart" from the 2011 album Going Out in Style.
No Sleep Records and Born & Bred are giving away a $200 shopping spree to one lucky follower on Instagram. To enter just follow both @NoSleepRecords & @BornAndBredNY on Instagram and include the Hashtag #NOSLEEPBBSPREE in your post.
Max Bemis will be releasing a new Painful Splits record exclusively on Say Anything's summer tour. It's already been recorded (in a more professional manner than the last three states Max) and each cd is looking like they will be signed if all goes to plan. More details can be found in the replies.
As you prepare for this weekend's Skate and Surf Fest, make sure you download the GameChangerWorld App. It is available for iOS and Google/Android and the set times and site maps are included on the boardwalk, located in the Skate and Surf Booth.
We're getting pretty stoked that this year's Skate and Surf Fest is this weekend. So to match that excitement, we put together a pretty rad playlist featuring some of our favorite songs from the band's playing at S+S, which you can stream in the replies. What band (or bands) are you looking forward to seeing the most?