||COME ALL YOU MADMEN
|LAs The Briggs are set to release their new effort, entitled Come All You Madmen, on June 17.
||FOXBORO HOT TUBS ON TOUR!
|5/19 Little Rock, AR Juanitas Cantina
5/20 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
5/21 Dallas, TX The Loft
5/22 Austin, TX Emos
5/25 Phoenix, AZ The Brick House
5/26 San Diego, CA Soma (Sidestage)
5/27 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
5/28 Long Beach, CA Alexs Bar
||QUIET MOUTH, LOUD HANDS
|Equal Vision Records and DAMIERA announce a June 24, 2008 release date for their sophomore record, QUIET MOUTH, LOUD HANDS.
||Motion City Soundtrack Announce Release of First EVER Acoustic EP
|Motion City Soundtrack announce the release of their first ever acoustic EP featuring acoustic versions of five tracks off of their latest release Even If It Kills Me. The EP is due out May 6th exclusively on iTunes. Marking the first time the band has recorded and released their material in an acoustic format, this exciting EP can be purchased as a bundled package with their acclaimed album Even If It Kills Me, or a la carte for fans that already have a copy of the record. A physical release of EP is expected as well for the fall of 2008.
Fell in Love Without You
It Had To Be You
Cant Finish What You Started
Point Of Extinction
||Set Your Goals Mini-Tour & “Echoes”
|Set Your Goals (www.myspace.com/setyourgoals) is heading out on a pre-Warped mini-tour in May which they are calling the “TM Pumps!” tour.
Most dates to feature : Set Your Goals, Hit the Lights, I Am The Avalanche, The Years Gone By, and 2*Sweet
As well, two international shows with Vinnie Caruana and Set Your Goals (performing Movielife songs) have been added to Kingston, England @ The Peel on May 14th and 15th, following the “Give It A Name” UK Festival Weekend on May 9th and 10th.
In other Set Your Goals news, the band recently debuted their new video for “Echoes” off their latest release Mutiny! You can view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FicQ4hBBUV4.
The story behind how this video came to be exemplifies the true DIY ethic that SET YOUR GOALS is all about. All of the money to shoot the clip was raised through sales of a t-shirt with some of the proceeds also going to VH1’s Save The Music.
||Against Me! Post Rock The Vote PSA
|Against Me! has posted a new PSA for Rock The Vote that features an exclusive sneak peek at their new video for “Stop!” Check it out here:
||Sketches of a Man
|Soul singer, songwriter and producer Dwele, will release his highly anticipated 3rd studio album Sketches of a Man on June 24th through RT Music Group/KOCH Records.
||A DAY TO REMEMBER VIDEO SHOOT
|A Day To Remember are shooting a new music video in Cleveland, Ohio on April 29/30, and need fans to be in the crowd scenes.
If you will be in the area on those dates and are interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org with ADTR VIDEO as the subject header Victory Records will hit you back with details!
||MOCK ORANGE SIGN TO WEDNESDAY RECORDS
|This summer Mock Orange will release its latest offering, Captain Love, on Wednesday Records.
The record contains twelve (12) tracks, including the bonus track, and fan favorite, “Beauty of a Scar.” The track list is as follows:
1) Captain Love
2) Song In D
3) Smile On
4) World Of Machines
6) Ms. Brown’s Morning Cup
8) Motel Man
9) Relax And Degrade
10) Majestic Raincoat
11) Old Movies
12) Beauty Of A Scar (Bonus Track)
||WHAT YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW
|Winner of the mtvU’s inaugural “Best Music On Campus” contest, SAY NO MORE will release What You Thought You Knew on May 20th.
SAY NO MORE are a part of “The Small Fries Tour” featuring Socratic and You, Me & Everyone We Know presented by AbsolutePunk.net. Go to AbsolutePunk.net for ticket and album giveaways.
||MATTHEW SWEET PRODUCES THE BRIDGES
|The Bridges – the Oxford, Alabama-based quintet comprised of four siblings and one cousin – worked with power-pop luminary Matthew Sweet to record Limits Of The Sky, due out June 10.
||VICTORY ARTISTS PARTAKE IN RECORD STORE DAY
|BAYSIDE will be performing an acoustic set at the Newbury Comics in Leominster, MA for the first annual Record Store Day on April 19th, 2008, which will encompass events across the country.
Also taking part in Record Store Day is FOUR LETTER LIE, who will be performing at West at Dimple Records in Sacramento, CA. Theyll also be signing copies of their latest release, What A Terrible Thing To Say.
In addition to these, fellow Victory artists RED I FLIGHT, ACROSS FIVE APRILS and SECRET LIVES OF THE FREEMASONS will also be appearing at Championship Records in Lemoyne, PA for a signing, ticket giveaway, plus an acoustic set from SECRET LIVES!
For more information on Record Store and all of the other events taking place, visit www.recordstoreday.com.
||Jermaine Dupri and Island Def Jam Music Group
Launch New Hip-Hop Label in Partnership with TAG Body Sprays
|Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) and Procter & Gambles TAG brand announce the formation of a new hip-hop record label, TAG Records. The new label will be led by hip-hop mogul Jermaine Dupri, who will act as president of the New York-based venture. As president, Dupri will set the creative vision for the label and play an integral part in identifying and developing its musical talent.
TAG Records first artist will be officially announced in May. The artist will be given a unique opportunity to merge their music with personal brand marketing.
In addition to an album release, the TAG Brand will showcase TAG Records artist and Jermaine Dupri across various TAG brand advertising and marketing initiatives throughout 2008.
The TAG and Island Def Jam Music Group partnership was forged and managed by New York – based ACME Brand Content Company, TAGs branded entertainment agency of record.
For more information on TAG Records and the announcement of its first artist, visit www.tagrecords.com.
||A Thousand Words To Say But One, Lets Go Caps!
|Darkest Hour have recorded a new arena anthem for their favorite ice hockey team the Washington Capitals.
Based on their song “A Thousand Words To Say But One, Lets Go Caps!” can be downloaded from a special page Darkest Hour have set up www.myspace.com/letsgocapsmusic.
The band will be heading into the studio to record the follow up to current album Deliver Us this September, slated for an early 2009 release.
||Drive By Video Exclusive On Buzznet!
A Delicate Situation In Stores Tomorrow
|Head over to: http://driveby.buzznet.com/user/video/2912161/drive-by-boring/ to view the exclusive video premiere of Drive By’s “Boring” off their new CD A Delicate Situation, which hits stores tomorrow on Riot Squad Records!
The video was directed by Kevin Estrada (The Dear & Departed, Serj Tankian.)
Stream A Delicate Situation in its entirety at: http://ilike.com/artist/Drive+By.
Drive By is currently on tour with My Chemical Romance, for tour dates please refer to their Myspace: /driveby.
||SILENCE AND GOODBYE
|THE AUTUMN OFFERINGs brand new video for Silence and Goodbye has been posted on the Headbangerss Blog
Check it out HERE!!
||THE RESPECT ISSUE
|Connecticuts EMMURE have added the first track from their highly-anticipated new album The Respect Issue to their MySpace page. “False Love In Real Life” is available now on their re-designed page www.myspace.com/emmure, taken from the new album to be released on May 13, 2008.
Emmure are currently slaying audiences on their first European tour with Misery Signals, and will return to the US to make an appearance at New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, followed by their 51-date headlining tour from April 26th with labelmates Red I Flight.
As well as TNA World Wrestling champion Kurt Angle being featured on the album cover, Emmure will be the featured artist for TNA Wrestling April 17th – May 11th. Music from The Respect Issue will be heard by 3.1 million people every Thursday and Saturday night in homes across the nation on TNAs weekly program, and will also be the theme music for the May 11th pay per view event, Sacrifice.
||THE SWELLERS ON TOUR
|Kicking off yet another nationwide tour, The Swellers are on the road again, supporting their acclaimed 2007 release, My Everest. The band currently appears in Alternative Press Magazine’s “100 Bands You Need to Know in 2008” and drummer Jono Diener appears in this month’s AMP Magazine.
Included on this tour is an April 11 exclusive live performance for DeepRockDrive.com, a viewer-supported worldwide webcast and interview session. Set time is TBD, so check www.myspace.com/theswellers and www.deeprockdrive.com regularly for updates.
The band performs alongside Streetlight Manifesto in Seattle this Wednesday, and is doing a leg of East Coast dates alongside friends Less Than Jake, April 30-May 9.
For tourdates, please refer to the band’s Myspace: The Swellers.
||THE BRIDGES ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH ROONEY
Apr 28 – Avalon Theatre – Salt Late City, UT
Apr 29 – Fox Theatre & Cafe – Boulder, CO
May 1 – Sokol Underground – Omaha, NE
May 2 – The Annex – Madison, WI
May 3 – The Canopy Club – Urbana, IL
May 5 – House of Blues – Chicago, IL
May 6 – St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
May 7 – Bogart’s – Cincinnati, OH
May 8 – Exit – Nashville, TN
|Many new updates on the site! Big things coming up for the website as well. Stay near because we’ll be posting a handful of interviews, reviews, and pictures! Get ready!