New Review Update: August 21, 2014

Posted by adame (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image This is Adam E. bringing you three new reviews. Today FXX begins its marathon of every "Simpsons" episode, which begs the eternal question -- what is your favorite "Simpsons" episode ever?

Today's reviews are:

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The Dirty Nil: 'Guided by Vices'

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
The Dirty Nil The Dirty Nil are streaming a new song from their new single. The tune is called "Guided by Vices" and can be found over at New Noise.

The "Cinnamon" single was released on Tuesday by Fat Wreck Chords.

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Media: The Young: 'Chrome Cactus'

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Image The Young are streaming their new LP, Chrome Cactus. It's out now via Matador Records. You can check out the stream here.

Meanwhile, the group is going on a tour this August. You can click Read More for the dates.

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Tours: GWAR (US)

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Image Following the cremation of founding member Oderus Urungus, GWAR has announced a full tour with new scumdog Blothar. The tour runs across the USA and features support from Corrosion of Conformity, American Sharks and other bands. It has been dubbed the "GWAR Eternal" tour.

The band is still supporting Battle Maximus from 2013. You can click Read More for the dates.

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Bruce Lee Band release single with Jesse Michaels, announce LP

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
The Bruce Lee Band The Bruce Lee Band has debuted a new song. It's called "Generations" and features Jesse Michaels doing a guest spot.

The band has also announced a new LP which is Everything Will Be Alright, My Friend. It's out in September and you can pre-order the record here. The modern incarnation of the Bruce Lee Band features Mike Park on vocals as well as contributions from Jeff Rosenstock and a rotating cast of musicans.

You can click Read More for the new song and album tracklisting. The band released Community Support Group earlier this year.

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Tiger Army cancel 2014's Octoberflame Festival to focus on new album

Contributed by alex101. Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Tiger ArmyTiger Army has announced the cancellation of their annual Octoberflame Festival, so that they can focus on finishing their long-awaited follow up to 2007's, Music from Regions Beyond. The band says they've written many of the songs for the new record, and also confirm they are planning to go into the studio soon. The album should be out in 2015, and the band will be going on tour to support it.

They also stress they're only canceling this years Octoberflame, and that the festival is not over for good.

You can click Read More for the full announcement.

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Sticks and Stones to play acoustic mini-set benefit show

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Image Sticks and Stones have just announced that they will be playing an acoustic "mini-set" to benefit comic creator Seth Kushner, who is currently fighting leukemia. The show will take place August 26 at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

There will also be performances by Molly Crabapple, Douglas Rushkoff, Dean Haspiel, Akim Funk Buddah, JahFurry, Josh Neufeld, and others.You can find more info here.

Sticks and Stones existed mainly from 1988 to 1994. Members included Jack Terricloth of World/Inferno Friendship Society, Johnny X, and others. They have performed very rarely since the 1994 break-up.

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The Joykiller crowdsourcing 'Music for Break-Ups'

Contributed by IllaZilla. Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM (EDT)
The JoykillerThe Joykiller, T.S.O.L's frontman Jack Grisham other band, have begun to crowdsource funds for a new album, Music For Break-Ups, on Indiegogo. The album will be comprised of re-recordings of old demos that were never released, and will be their first release since 2003's rarities album, Ready Sexed Go!

You can check out the campaign here.

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Tours: Austin Lucas (US)

Posted by sam on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM (EDT)
Austin Lucas Austin Lucas has announced the first annual "Minimum Overdrive Tour." The tour will be traveling around the US this October. Jon Snodgrass, Northcote, Jayke Orvis and Caleb Caudle will join Austin Lucas on this tour.

You can click Read More for the dates.

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Media: Gob: 'Apt. 13'

Posted by xan on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM (EDT)
GobGob is streaming their new album. Apt. 13 over at New Noise. You can check it out here. The record is out August 26, 2014 via New Damage.

Meanwhile, the artwork for the album has stirred up a bit controversy. Some claim Gob directly ripped elements for it from a fellow Vancouver band, Beekeeper. Gob has responded by saying it was just a coincidence. It turns out the drawings are based off of the back cover of Cut and Make Monster Masks in Full Colour, a book written by Michael Grater in 1978.

You can click Read More for the details of controversy and the response from both bands.

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Melvins release details about next LP

Posted by johng (g+) on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM (EDT)
Melvins The Melvins have released more details about their upcoming LP. The release is called Hold It In. Playing on the album is original Melvin Buzz Osborne, almost original Melvin Dale Crover, Jeff Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers, and Paul Leary also of The Butthole Surfers. The release is slated for an October 14, 2014 release date via Ipecac Recordings.

Meanwhile, Amphetamine Reptile records will be releasing at least one vinyl single to support the release. The first one slated for release is for the new track "Bride of Crankenstein." There is no release date on that single yet.

You can click Read More for the track list and cover art.

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