Thursday, July 29, 2010

Music News & Notes

The Flatliners To Release New Seven Inch Record

Toronto’s The Flatliners have announced plans to release Monumental on September 28th, a three song release only available on vinyl and digitally. Two tracks are exclusive to the release and “Monumental” is off their latest full length titled Cavalcade. Chris Cresswell from The Flatliners had this to say about the release:

"Remember when bands used to release “singles” on 7” pieces of wax? They’d also come with B-sides from their records on them. Remember? Well since we just recently got “vinyl records” in snowy Canada, we don’t remember either…

Alas! This coming September we bring you the ‘Monumental’ single! (Applause) And of course, the lovely folks at Fat Wreck Chords are (man)handling the release. The A side will be the title track (“Monumental”) from our latest album Cavalcade, while the B-side boasts 2 songs picked up and dusted off from the Cavalcade cutting room floor that are just far too sweet to rob from you folks. And on top of all that, our very talented friend and delicious food enthusiast Richard Minino (AKA Horsebites) has whipped up some really awesome artwork for it. So get stoked, cause we’re already there."

The Flatliners have recently been tagged to tour with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and they’ll be at Riot Fest, CMJ and Fest.


Go Rydell Signs To Black Numbers Records, Debut Vinyl Due Out Tuesday

Florida’s Go Rydell have signed to Black Numbers Records. Their debut offering, “The Golden Age,” is out now on Blue(100), White(150), and Green(250) vinyl. Go Rydell will be kicking off a month long tour with fellow Florida natives, Nightlights.


Pretty Reckless unveil album artwork

The Pretty Reckless have unveiled the controversial artwork for their debut LP Light Me Up. The New York-based group, fronted by Gossip Girl's Taylor Momsen, posted the album sleeve on their official website yesterday, a month ahead of its release. The cover shows a young blonde girl wearing a leather jacket and holding up a cigarette lighter.

The group posted underneath the image: "We wanted our fans to be the first to see - check out the album cover art for Light Me Up, out in the UK on August 30th!"

The Pretty Reckless's debut single 'Make Me Wanna Die' peaked at number 16 on the UK singles chart earlier this year. The follow-up 'Miss Nothing' is released on August 23.


John Lennon Time Capsule Project Announced

Three time capsules are to be buried to mark what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday. Lennon would have turned 70 on October 9. The capsules will include Lennon's post-Beatles recordings, as well as contributions from fans.

They will be preserved and stored at the Rock Hall of Famein – as well as two other significant locations – until they are opened in a ceremonial presentation on October 9, 2040.

The project has been endorsed by Lennon's widow Yoko Ono, who said she was “delighted” to be involved.

“I know that John's work, life and dreams will help inspire them to bring a better world for everyone. Children Power!” she added.


Kowloon Walled City / Fight Amp / Ladder Devils Split 12″ To See Release!

Brutal Panda Records is set to release Lose/Lose/Lose, a three-way split 12″ featuring noise rock powerhouses, KOWLOON WALLED CITY, FIGHT AMP and LADDER DEVILS. The album, recorded this summer, will feature 2 brand new songs from each band. These mark the first new tracks from New Jersey’s FIGHT AMP and San Francisco’s KOWLOON WALLED CITY since their previous full lengths, both released last year. The split also features the first ever recorded tracks from Philadelphia’s LADDER DEVILS, the new band featuring members of The Minor Times.

The pressing is strictly limited to 300 copies on clear vinyl and is packaged with a special silk screened poly bag plus a 12″x16″ fold-under insert. The record will be available in early September with pre-orders available now!


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