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Weekend News Round Up (8/7/11)

This weekend's 'Weekend Round Up' includes news from Rage Against The Machine, A Day To Remember, Marines, Skrillex, This Love, Caravels and more.

In addition there are free label samplers from Vagrant Records, Tooth and Nail, and Hollywood Waste.

News|Tours|Free Downloads|Music Videos


A new interview with Skrillex can be read here.

A new song from David Bazan titled 'Wolves at the Door' can be heard here. The track comes from his forthcoming album, 'Strange Negotiations'.

Spotify will be launching in the United States later this year.

I Call Fives and JAGK Clothing have launched a t-shirt contest, in which fans of the band can submit their designs via the contest’s Facebook page. The winning t-shirt will be available on the band's August US tour with Sparks The Rescue August.

Marines have posted an acoustic video for a track titled 'A Long Way Down' here.

A new audio interview with Rage Against The Machine can be heard here.

A new interview with Woe, Is Me can be viewed here.

Disconnect Disconnect Records will be releasing the new album from Luther titled 'Siblings and Sevens' in the UK later this Summer. The US release of 'Siblings and Sevens' will take place on August 16th through Black Numbers.

A new interview with Queens Of The Stone Age's Josh Homme can be viewed here.

The New Rochelles have signed to Bright & Barrow Records. Their new album, 'It’s New!' will be released soon. A new song titled 'This Is My LJ' can be heard on Bandcamp.

A new video interview with A Day To Remember can be viewed here.

An acoustic session with Unwritten Law can be seen here.

A new song from Kyng titled 'Falling Down' can be heard here.

Old Wives have signed to When's Lunch Records. A new EP titled 'acked In A Corner' is released on August 30th.

Beware of Safety will release their new album, 'Leaves/Scars' on July 12th through The Mylene Sheath.

Hold Tight!'s new album, 'Can't Take This Away' is available to pre-order through Animal Style Records.

This Love have announced details of their new album titled 'At War,' which is released on August 2nd.
01. One
02. Free
03. Shootout
04. We Are The Brave
05. Good Will
06. Motions
07. The Thief
08. Fly Away
09. Alive
10. We All Know Well

A new song from Sovereign Strength titled 'Bring Me Home' can be heard here.

Caravels will be re-releasing last year's 'Floorboards' album on vinyl through Topshelf Records on August 23rd. The band will also be releasing a split EP with Gifts From Enola later this year.

Dreams and Empires have announced they are splitting up. A message from the band can be read here.

A new interview with The Used can be viewed here.

An acousic version of 'New Low' by Middle Class Rut can be heard here.

Warm Brains will release their debut album titled 'Old Volcanoes' on August 1st through Marshall Teller. A new song called 'Marble Arch' can be heard here.

Baddies have announced a one-off London show at the Buffalo Bar on September 22nd which will see them play both their debut album 'Do The Job' and its as-yet untitled and unrecorded follow-up in full.

The Coastals have posted a cover of 'I Melt With You Here' here.

Reptar have signed to Vagrant Records and will released a new EP titled, 'Oblangle Fizz Y’all' on August 2nd.

Banquets will release a new album titled 'Top Button, Bottom Shelf' on August 9th.
1. 377
2. Canseco
3. Forever Bender
4. Sound Of Money
5. Best Night Of The Night
6. Fireplug
7. Heads Down, Thumbs Up
8. Unforgiven V
9. Sometimes A Wolf
10. Lips To The Ground

Last Call's new EP, 'Stay on the Outside', is available for pre-order from Mightier Than Sword.


Emily's Army have announced several US East Coast dates.

8/11 - Cambridge, MA - T.T. The Bear's Place
8/13 - Baltimore, MD - Insubordination Fest @ The Ottobar
8/15 - Dover, NH - Slaughterhouse 5
8/16 - New Brunswick, NJ - The Loft
*More to be announced

Off With Their Heads have started a US tour with Dead To Me.

Jul. 08 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside *
Jul. 09 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Downtown Brew *
Jul. 10 – Sacramento, CA– Fire Escape Bar & Grill*
Jul. 12 – Portland, OR – Branx *
Jul. 13 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon *
Jul. 14 – Boise, ID – The Read Room *
Jul. 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby *
Jul. 16 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre *
Jul. 17 – Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep *
Jul. 19 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar *
Jul. 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
Jul. 21 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean *
Jul. 22 – Madison, WI – The Frequency *
Jul. 23 – Chicago, IL – Wicker Park Festival *
Jul. 24 – Saint Louis, MO – Firebird *
Jul. 26 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House *
Jul. 27 – Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail *
Jul. 28 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick *
Jul. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater *
Jul. 30 – Cleveland, OH –Now That’s Class *
Jul. 31 – Rochester, NY – Bug Jar ^
Aug. 01 – Albany, NY – Valentines ^
Aug. 02 – Dover, NH – Dover Brick House ^
Aug. 03 – Allston, MA – Great Scott ^
Aug. 04 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory ^
Aug. 05 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes ^
Aug. 06 – Philadelphia, PA – The Barbary ^
Aug. 07 – Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar ^
Aug. 08 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall ^
Aug. 11 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum +
Aug. 12 – Miami, FL - Churchill’s +
Aug. 13 – Orlando, FL – Back Booth +
Aug. 14 – Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic Night Spot +
Aug. 19 - Richmond, VA – Best Friends Day
Aug. 25 – New Orleans, LA – Siberia
Aug. 26 – Houston, TX – Walter’s *
Aug. 27 – Austin, TX – Red Seven *
Aug. 28 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves *
Aug. 29 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory *
Aug. 31 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad *
Sep. 01 – Scottsdale, AZ – Chaser’s
* w. Dead To Me & Riverboat Gamblers
^ w. Dead To Me & The Holy Mess
+ w. Dead To Me & The Riot Before

Stickup Kid have announced a US tour, with several dates alongside Caleb Lionheart.

w/ Caleb Lionheart
July 21st - Whittier, CA - Greenleaf Underground
July 22nd - Los Gatos, CA - The Venue
July 23rd - Roseville, CA - Club Retro
July 24th - Reno, NV - Fort Ryland 2000
July 25th - Roy (Ogden), UT - House Show
July 26th - Cheyenne, WY - Crawlspace
July 27th - Kansas City, MO - TBA
July 28th - Omaha, NE - Igloo House
July 29th - Cedar Falls, IA - House Show
July 30th - Indianapolis, IN - Barn Show
July 31st - Flint, MI Woobies Bar - Wreckfest Aftershow
August 1st - Kent, OH Euro - Gyro Pizza
August 2nd - Dubois, PA - Treasure Island

Stickup Kid Only
August 3rd - Trenton, NJ - Mill Hill Basement
August 4th - Garden City, NY - Ethical Humanist Society
August 5th - Syracuse, NY - TBA
August 6th - Orono, ME - KACC w/ Crucial Dudes
August 7th - Wakefield, MA - Wakefield UU w/ Crucial Dudes
August 8th - Richmond, VA - TBA
August 9th - Corbin, KY - Corbin Tech Center
August 10th - Knoxville, TN - TBA
August 11th - Conway, AR - TBA
August 12th - Tulsa, OK - House Show
August 13th - Midland, TX - The Pinebox
August 14th - El Paso, TX - The Naylair
August 15th - Mesa, AZ - The Underground
August 16th - St. George, UT - GoGo 37

The Pleasure and Big Big Plans will head out on a US tour later this month.
Jul 22 | Wilmington, DE @ First Unitarian
Jul 23 | Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
Jul 24 | Lebanon, PA @ The Lab
Jul 25 | Boston, MA @ All Asia
Jul 27 | Newport, RI @ TBA
Jul 28 | Westport, CT @ Toquet Hall Teen Center
Jul 29 | Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo
Jul 30 | Butler, NJ @ Architekt Live
Aug 1 | Fairfax, VA @ The Old Firestation
Aug 3 | Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
Aug 4 | West Chester, PA @ Fennario's
Aug 5 | Seaford, DE @ TBA
Aug 6 | Vineland, NJ @ Fuel House Coffee

Free Downloads

Vagrant Records have released a free sampler which can be downloaded here.
1. Fragile Bird by City And Colour
2. Stronger Than by Pete Yorn
3. Skyscraper by John Gold
4. Go For The Throat by The Elected
5. Fresh Blood by Eels
6. We Don't Want Your Body by Stars
7. Used To Did by J Roddy Walston And The Business

This Love are giving away a free song titled 'Motions' on Purevolume.

A free song by I Hate Our Freedom titled 'Batting Practice' can be downloaded here.

Broadcaster have released a free EP titled 'Joyride' on Bandcamp

I Like Trains are giving away a free remix of their new single, 'Sirens' here.

Hollywood Waste Records have released a free sampler which can be downloaded here.
01 New Years Day - Murder
02 Vampires Everywhere! - Children Of The Night
03 Architects (UK) - Heartburn
04 Winds Of Plague - California
05 Lions Lions - The Undertow
06 Face To Face - It's Not All About You
07 Girl On Fire - Revenge
08 iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
09 Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down The Ocean

Tooth and Nail Records have released a free Summer sampler. The sampler which features tracks by Emery, Underoath, Sainthood Reps, I Am Empire, and more, can be downloaded here.

Purevolume have released a live compilation featuring He Is We, Anberlin, Hey Monday and more here.

Music Videos

The video for 'American Dream' by The Vinyls can be seen here.

This Century's new video for 'Young And Useless' can be viewed here.

The video for 'Eyes Wide Open' by Sleeping Giant can be viewed here.

The Island of Misfit Toys' new video for 'Beginnings of a Beard' can be viewed here.

Farewell Fight have posted the video for 'Out For Blood' here.

Hymns' new video for 'A Punch To The Temple' can be viewed here.

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