Babylon Party Machine, the electro-ska side project from Michigan based solo ska-punk musician Matt Wixson has released a free EP titled Precedent. The four song release features reworkings of songs by the Toasters, Max Romeo & the Upsetters, Against Me! and Randy. The release is available for free from donation supported Open Hand Records and songs can be streamed on MySpace.

Charleston, WV pop rock act Time And Distance recently signed to Not Alone Records. The band will hit the studio in January with Rob Freeman (Cobra Starship, Hit The Lights, Houston Calls) to record their third full length. The band is also planning to release a limited edition 7" of acoustic tracks soon.

Roanoke, VA's The Wading Girl will release a new self titled EP on October 21st via donation supported label Uneasy Records. Along with the downloads the label will make limited edition CD's and LP's available at shows, beginning at The Fest. You can hear four new songs from the EP on the band's MySpace page.