The label, which is partially based in OK and has worked with Oklahomans Red City Radio in the past, had this to say:
"We at Loose Charm Records have a lot of friends in Oklahoma, and while thankfully none of them have been injured or directly incurred losses due to the devastating tornadoes over the past few days, our deepest sympathies go out to all of those affected by the storms.
In support of relief efforts in Oklahoma, for the next two days, 100 percent of the sales* from Arliss Nancy T-Shirt, Record, and Bundles will be donated to the American Red Cross.
If you were planning on buying one of these records or shirts, this is a great way to get one AND donate to a good cause while you're at it. If you were planning on donating $10 or $20 to the American Red Cross in support of their relief efforts, this is a way for you to score an amazing record or shirt for the cost of shipping.
As extra encouragement, one order placed between Noon Wednesday May 22 and Friday, May 23rd at Midnight, chosen at random, will include a copy of Arliss Nancy's Simple Machines LP or a test pressing (your choice) either item autographed by each member of the band.
This benefit is limited to 75 copies of the LP and our available stock of Arliss Nancy shirts. Each order is limited to one copy of each item for the benefit.
Upon completion and reconciliation of sales, we will post a receipt showing the donation amount to our Facebook page.
The full statement and more information can be found here. Start purchasing for the Fuck Tornados cause here. Arliss Nancy are also currently on tour but only purchases made through the Loose Charms store will be donated to the effort.
The Fest 12 will be happening Oct. 31-Nov.3 in Gainesville, FL, with a two-day pre-Fest event set for Oct 29-30 in Ybor City, FL. Tickets and such are available here. The full lineup so far can be seen below.
Contributed by alex101. Posted by kira on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 11:30 AM (EDT)
Reunited hardcore act Modern Life Is War have finished recording their fourth studio album. For this release, the band has returned to God City Studio and Deathwish Inc; the same combination that brought the world 2005's Witness.
Modern Life Is War have finished recording their new album at God City. I haven't been this excited and moved from a contemporary hardcore/punk release in a long time. More news on the release coming soon.
You can also see some photos from their time in the studio here.
Contributed by katietothemax. Posted by kira on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
The Shirts For A Cure Project (SFAC) has announced details for their Ten Year Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, June 16. The celebration will take place on a boat cruise around Manhattan featuring Pennsylvania's Title Fight. All proceeds from the evening will benefit women battling breast cancer via the Syrentha Savio Endowment (SSE). Additional special guests will be announced in the coming weeks and there will be exclusive Shirts For A Cure x Title Fight merchandise available for purchase on board, both t-shirts and posters to commemorate the evening. You can find out more and purchase tickets here.
And in case you missed it, you can read our interview with SFAC founder, Mark Beemer, here.
This month Seattle's Big Eyes are celebrating the release of their second full-length LP, Almost Famous on Grave Mistake. Since 2009, four years and one US coast ago, they've been a hard-working band. Now based in Seattle after moving from Brooklyn, with a couple splits, 7-inches, and full-lengths under their belt, there's no end in sight - they've got a tour starting this month and a European tour in the works for fall. Punknews interviewer Stephanie Thornton had some questions for lead singer/guitarist Kate Eldridge about the new album, growing as a musician and bandmate, upcoming tour plans, and how to deal with being treated differently as a woman in the punk scene.
Posted by kira on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Holy Hell Records has announced they will release Jonah Vin's debut Awake In Your Sleep on July 1, 2013. The band features Look Mexico's Ryan Slate. You can click Read More for the cover art, track listing and to hear the single "From the Top" which will appear on the record.