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Good Riddance charity songs for World Food Programme

Posted March 26, 2020, 7:49 p.m.
Good Riddance charity songs for World Food Programme

So. Cal punks Good Riddance will release a new EP, spread out of four Thursdays, will 100% of beneits going to the World Food Programme.

The songs are leftovers from recording their Thoughts and Prayers album. Listen to the first song from the EP, "Illusion of Control" below. As stated earlier, Good Riddance will release a new track each Thursday, before releasing the full EP on April 16. Individual song sales are available each week at Bandcamp.

Hit the jump to read the band's full statement about the release.

Benefit for World Food Program USA by Good Riddance

Like many of you, not being able to go out to shows, or get together with friends, has been a kick in the teeth for us.
We have discussed ways in which our band can strive to maintain a connection with our friends and fans, and to do our modest part to bring a little joy during this uncertain time. As it turns out, we have a few new, unreleased songs, and we could not think of a better time to share them than right now!
100% of the proceeds from these releases will go to the World Food Programme (, which is doing exceptional work feeding hungry people across the globe, as well as sending food, financial assistance, and much needed medical supplies, to parts of the world hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please enjoy these tunes, and make sure to let us know via social media what you guys think, and, more importantly, how you are all getting along as we trudge through these strange days together.
We trust everyone is finding ways to remain sane, and we cannot wait to get back out and see you all again soon!
Luke, Sean, Russ, and Chuck

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Plan D, a four-part drum-focused series

Posted March 14, 2020, 7:50 p.m.
Plan D, a four-part drum-focused series

photo by Scott Wilkinson

In 2020, studio project Plan D will release a series of 4 12" releases.

Conceived by producer/engineer Toshi Kasai, the project that sees him “translate” drum beats into a medley of music via the use of triggered analog synths, according to a press release. Or, as Dale Crover of Melvins, Red Kross, and Nirvana puts it: "Plan D is what happens when one of the best recording engineers/producers goes crazy with a bunch of world class drummers."  

The drummers include Crover, plus members of Blondie, Pearl Jam, Big Business, Qui, and more. Hit the jump to learn more about the concept. The first 12" in the series, released by Joyful Noise, is already sold out.

SW tracklist: 
Golden VoyageStormy SeaDistance and DurationLanding, The Search BeginsStumbling Through The JungleWhitewaterThe Mystery of The Limestone Cave
SW drummers:
Clem Burke (Blondie, Eurythmics)
Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden)
Paul Christensen (Qui, hepa.Titus)
Dale Crover (Melvins, Redd Kross, Nirvana, Hew Time)
Joe Plummer (Mister Heavenly, Cold War Kids, The Shins, Hew Time)
Coady Willis (Big Business, Melvins, The Murder City Devils, Hew Time)
Troy Zeigler (Serj Tankian, Juliette Lewis, Buckethead)

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Bands Metallica offers vinyl club

Posted March 7, 2020, 12:32 p.m.

Metallica offers vinyl club

photo by Loren Green

Dubbed Metallica Vinyl Club, the long-running metal band will offer a subscription series 7" club this year. Exclusive to members of the band's Fifth Member fan club, subscribers will get four rare 7"s ...

Bands It's Madness in 2020

Posted March 7, 2020, 10:53 a.m.

It's Madness in 2020

Madness will release the 12-song Our House: The Very Best of Madness in the US via BMG on May 15, 41 years after the band first debuted in 1979. In addition to the best of ...

Bands Doomtree release first crew song in 5 years

Posted March 1, 2020, 10:07 p.m.

Doomtree release first crew song in 5 years

photo by Loren Green

Hip-hop crew Doomtree recently announced two full-crew shows in May, along with the first full-crew song in five years: "Five Alive," which is posted after the bump. Doomtree is comprised of seven core members -- Dessa ...

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Bands New Vile Creature in development

Posted Feb. 29, 2020, 2:47 p.m. in Bands by Loren

New Vile Creature in development

photo by Danika Zandboer

Vile Create have some updates. First, they're currently working on a new full-length album that will release on Prosthetic Records. No date and few ...

04/16 Tilburg, NL (Roadburn)04/20 London, UK @ The Black Heart-05/26 Minneapolis, MN @ Mortimer's05/28 Seattle, WA (Northwest Terror Fest)05/29 Vancouver, BC @ Pub 34005/20 Portland, OR @ High Water Mark05/31 Eugene, OR @ Old Nick's06/02 Oakland, CA @ Elbo Room Jack London06/03 Los Angeles, VA @ The Smell06/04 San Diego, VA @ Space06/05 Phoenix, CA @ Yucca Tap Room06/06 Austin, TX (Oblivion Access Fest)06/08 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th st. OKC06/09 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle (w/ Elizabeth Colour Wheel)06/10 Rock Island, IL @ Rozz Tox (w/ Elizabeth Colour Wheel)06/11 Chicago, IL @ Reggies (w/ Elizabeth Colour Wheel)06/12 Windsor, ONT @ Meteor (w/ Elizabeth Colour Wheel)06/13 Toronto, ONT @ Bovine Sex Club (w/ Elizabeth Colour Wheel)

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Bands Vandoliers cover The Proclaimers, plan 2020 tours

Posted Feb. 22, 2020, 10:20 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Vandoliers cover The Proclaimers, plan 2020 tours

Texas country punks Vandoliers have released a new cover version of 1990s hit "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"  (The Proclaimers). "Over the years it ...

2/28 Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ Tyler, TX3/7 Downtown Carrollton Carrollton, TX3/17 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA3/20 Bloodshot SXSX Day Party Austin, TX3/20 AMG Showcase Austin, TX3/27 Encore Entertainment Blue Springs, MO3/28 Ned’s Tahlequah, OK4/17 Blue Note Oklahoma City, OK4/18 Nortons Brewing Wichita, KS4/21 Bourbon Theatre’s Rye Room Lincoln, NE4/22 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO4/23 Law Office Pub Yorkville, IL4/25 The Hideout Chicago, IL4/26 Lyric Room Green Bay, WI4/28 Duke’s Indy Indianapolis, IN4/29 The Basement Nashville, TN4/30 The Star Community Bar Atlanta, GA5/1 The Nick Birmingham, AL5/2 Hernando’s Hideaway Memphis, TN
European summer tour dates:
12/06: Malmö, SWE - Folk å Rock (Official)13/06: Löderup, SWE - Solhällan i Löderup14/06: Stockholm, SWE - Sthlm Americana 202016/06: Leiden, NL - Qbus Club Leiden18/06: Hamburg-Bergedorf, DE - Sound Yard19/06: Altlandsberg, DE - Buchholz Saloon20/06: Eindhoven, NL - Cafe Wilhelmina24/06: Valencia, ESP - Loco Club25/06: Madrid, ESP - El Sol26/06: Zaragoza, ESP - Rock & Blues Café27/06: Avilés, ESP - Factoría Cultural Avilés28/06: Santander, ESP - Little Bobby03/07: Easton, UK - Maverick Festival04/07: Bridport, UK - SouthCider Festival 2020 - July 3-6th05/07: London, UK - The Grace06/07: Hull, UK - O'Rileys07/07: Scarbrough, UK - Wood End Gallery08/07: Glasgow, UK - Broadcast09/07: Newcastle, UK - The Cluny10/07: Thorseby Park, UK - Walled Garden Music Festival11/07: Oberhausen, DE - Static Roots Festival12/07: Gierle, BE - SJOCK Festival 45

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Bands Gouge Away cover The Pixies, tour with Circa Survive

Posted Feb. 17, 2020, 12:30 p.m. in Bands by Loren

Gouge Away cover The Pixies, tour with Circa Survive

Gouge Away have two news bits today. Once year after the release of Burnt Sugar, the group is releasing a 2-song EP and kicking off ...

Gouge Away, on tour:
03/20 - Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live⠀03/21 - Richmond, VA at The National⠀03/22 - Charlotte, NC at The Fillmore Charlotte⠀03/24 - Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade⠀03/25 - Lake Buena Vista, FL at House of Blues⠀03/26 - Ft Lauderdale, FL at Revolution Live⠀03/28 - St. Petersburg, FL at Jannus Live⠀03/29 - Pensacola, FL at Vinyl Music Hall⠀03/31 - Nashville, TN at Cannery Ballroom⠀04/01 - Louisville, KY at Mercury Ballroom⠀04/03 - Indianapolis, IN at Deluxe at Old National Centre⠀04/04 - Cleveland, OH at House of Blues⠀04/05 - Detroit, MI at The Majestic⠀04/07 - Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE⠀04/08 - Clifton Park, NY at Upstate Concert Hall⠀04/10 - Toronto, ON at The Opera House⠀04/11 - Montreal, QC at Theatre Fairmount⠀04/12 - Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn Steel⠀04/14 - Boston, MA at House of Blues⠀05/09 - Grand Rapids, MI at The Intersection⠀05/11 - Chicago, IL at Concord Music Hall⠀05/12 - Minneapolis, MN at Skyway Theatre⠀05/14 - Denver, CO at Ogden Theater⠀05/18 - San Francisco, CA at The Regency Ballroom⠀05/19 - Portland, OR at Crystal Ballroom⠀05/20 - Seattle, WA at Showbox SODO⠀05/22 - Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst⠀05/25 - Las Vegas, NV at House of Blues⠀05/26 - Tempe, AZ at The Marquee⠀05/28 - San Antonio, TX at Vibes Event Center⠀05/29 - Houston , TX at House of Blues⠀05/30 - Dallas, TX at House of Blues⠀06/01 - St Louis, MO at The Pageant⠀06/02 - Ft Wayne, IN at Clyde Theatre⠀06/04 - Rochester, NY at Anthology⠀06/05 - Hartford, CT at Webster Theater⠀06/06 - Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer⠀06/07 - Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer ⠀

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Bands La Armada 2020 plans

Posted Feb. 17, 2020, 9:54 a.m. in Bands by Loren

La Armada 2020 plans

photo by Adam Santiago

In 2020, the Chiago-based hardcore band La Armada will release a series of digital singles under the theme of Songs for the Exiled, with each ...

Bands Who/what is Wasted Shirt?

Posted Feb. 8, 2020, 9:55 a.m. in Bands by Loren

Who/what is Wasted Shirt?

photo by Chris Goyette

Ty Segall and Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt have teamed up to form Wasted Shirt, a blast of noisy but crafted rock who will released ...

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Bands New Aesop Rock single "Rogue Wave"

Posted Feb. 2, 2020, 10:53 a.m. in Bands by Loren

New Aesop Rock single "Rogue Wave"

Aesop Rock - Rogue Wave

Following the Malibu Ken project last year, Aesop Rock is currently working on a new solo full-length. In the meantime, he's sharing a brand ...

Speaking of the single, Aesop says:

Rogue Wave feels like a long journal entry to me - perhaps in the vein of ‘Hot Dogs’ and ‘Klutz,’” states Aesop, referencing his standalone singles from 2017 and 2018, respectively. “I really enjoy skipping the hook entirely. It doesn’t always work - but when it does it just feels right. To me, this song is a small boat lost at sea, rowing for hours, days, losing all track of time and direction – 360 degrees of nothing but ocean. I’ve been a little timid over the years to showcase my own drawings, probably because I’ve been out of practice, and also because people know me for my music. That said – I’ve been drawing a fair amount in recent years, and finally decided to collect a lot of the images together for a music video. My long time collaborator and friend Rob Shaw pieced them together in a way that feels similar to the song – an uninterrupted stream of information.

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Bands New Downcast soon

Posted Feb. 2, 2020, 10:16 a.m. in Bands by Loren

New Downcast soon

Downcast is back after 25 years' hiatus. The political California hardcore band will release the new Tell Me I'm Alive album on Feb. 21 ...

A new song, "Mayday," is streaming at No Echo.

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