Island Records


A division of the Universal Music Group, but one with enough of a presence in the punk and indie scene to merit a seperate mention. Island Records was founded in in Jamaica in 1959 by Chris Blackwell. In 1989 the label was acquired by PolyGram. Though built on releases from mainstream acts like U2 and Bob Marley, the label has garnered much attention in the scene due to their signings of punk/hardcore favourites like Thursday and Thrice as well as hardcore progressives Quicksand, pop-punkers Autopilot Off and metal revivalist Andrew W.K..

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Darrin Pfeiffer of Goldfinger joins Sum 41
Darrin Pfeiffer of Goldfinger has joined Sum 41. On Facebook, he posted “Sum 41 rehearsals, day 1. Sounding killer!!” and some pictures of the practice. Last month, original guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh re-joined the…
2015-08-14 16:00:01

Sum 41 crowd funding new record
Sum 41 (who have been around for 19 years it turns out) have launched a Pledge Music campaign to crowdsource their upcoming full length and first since 2011's Screaming Bloody Murder . The campaign has a few album formats - offering digital, physical CD, and physical…
2015-07-09 17:00:01

Deryck Whibley and The Happiness Machines announce California shows, playing Sum 41 songs
Sum 41's frontman, Deryck Whibley, is returning to the stage after his alcohol-related health problems nearly killed him over a year ago. Playing a very short run of a California club shows as Deryck Whibley and The Happiness Machines, promotional materials are promising that the band will be "playing Sum 41 songs." Whibley…
2015-06-19 11:00:01

The Gaslight Anthem announce special 'by request' gigs
In anticipation of their upcoming Australian tour, The Gaslight Anthem has added two special "by request" dates to the tour, which is set to begin in late January. The two dates, at Sydney's Factory Theatre as well as the Prince of Wales in Melbourne, will feature the band entertaining requests from fans. You can see the complete list of…
2014-12-29 13:00:01

The Gaslight Anthem / Northcote / The Scandals / Sammy Kay (US/Canada)
The Gaslight Anthem has announced a tour of the US and Western Canada with Northcote. The band will be bringing out New Jersey's The Scandals to support the first half of the tour then Sammy Kay will close out the second half. The Gaslight Anthem…
2014-12-09 10:00:01

The Gaslight Anthem: "1,000 Years"
The Gaslight Anthem have released a new music video. The video is for the tune "1,000 Years," which is off Get Hurt.…
2014-11-28 16:00:01

Fall Out Boy: "Centuries" (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
Fall Out Boy recently performed their new single "Centuries" on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The single is available now and will be appearing on their forthcoming album tentatively slated for early…
2014-09-19 09:00:01

The Gaslight Anthem: 'Get Hurt'
Get Hurt, the brand new album by The Gaslight Anthem, is now streaming online via iTunes. Check it out here. The record is due out August 12,…
2014-08-05 09:30:01

The Gaslight Anthem: "Rollin' And Tumblin'"
The Gaslight Anthem has released a video for their song "Rollin' And Tumblin'," which will appear on their forthcoming album, Get Hurt, due out August 19, 2014 via Island…
2014-07-30 12:30:01

Gaslight Anthem: "Get Hurt"
Gaslight Anthem have released a music video for their song "Get Hurt," the title track from their forthcoming album due out August 19, 2014 via Island…
2014-07-24 15:30:01

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