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Andrew Jackson Jihad to Tour with Frank Turner

On the heels of their brand new full-length release Knife ManAndrew Jackson Jihad will embark on a six-week tour of the U.S. and Canada opening for Frank TurnerKnife Man, the band’s fourth full-length album, was released by Asian Man Records September 20th.

The first single from Knife Man, “Hate, Rain on Me,” can be streamed at Alternative Press.

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Broadway Calls Announce New EP, US Tour

Rainier, Oregon’s Broadway Calls have annoucned they will release a new EP entitled Toxic Kids to coincide with a US tour to and from this year’s Fest 10. Recorded with Comadre‘s Jack Shirley, the six song, 12″ EP marks the band’s first release since 2009’s Good Views, Bad News, and will be released on All For Hope Records in the US and Banquet Records in the UK. Despite the recent announcement, the album will be available at all of the band’s upcoming dates with The Bouncing Souls, Living With LionsThe Menzingers, and The Flatliners.

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Fat Wreck Chords Announces Fest-Exclusive Compilation

Fat Wreck Chords has announced an upcoming compilation entitled Fat Music for Fest PeopleThe compilation will be available at Fest 10 during the Fest flea market. The 10″ record is limited to 1,000 copies, and will be sold exclusively at the Fest. It will feature previously-released material from each of the ten Fat bands performing at Fest, including Dillinger Four,Dead to Me, and Banner PilotRichard Minino, also known for designing past Fest memorabilia and art, designed the cover.

Fat Wreck Chords will be hosting, for the first time, a table at the Fest flea market.

Wavelets Join Tiny Engines

Tiny Engines is stoked to welcome Gainesville, FL’s Wavlets to its growing family of bands. Wavelets is known around for being emotionally charged indie rock that is jam packed with noodle-riffic, angular guitar riffs. They will be releasing their debut full length, titled Athaletics, on October 25th, 2011.

You can download the track “My Dad The Manatee” from Topshelf Record’s 2011 sampler or stream the track “We’re Really Jazzed About The Gig” from AbsolutePunk.

Tiny Engines will be doing a preorder for Athaletics at the end of September.

Joyce Manor Join Asian Man Records

Asian Man Records has announced that they have signed Torrence, CA’s Joyce Manor, and will be releasing the follow up to their much acclaimed debut self-titled full length in early 2012. Owner Mike Park had this to say about the new addition to his label’s roster:

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Circle Takes The Square Sets the Date

After seven years of patience and diligence, Circle Takes The Square has actually set a November 2011 release date for their follow up to 2004’s As the Roots Undo. The new album will be titled Decompositions: Volume I and has been an overly ambitious project for the band, consisting of several years writing and recording and in some circles drawing comparisons to Guns and Rose’s Chinese Democracy.

Each of the new album’s songs has been described as being its own unique passage with a story arc and overarching plot line. Which helps explain for the work’s long gestation period but to finally give listeners a flavor of what is to come, the band will be releasing Rites of Initiation as a digital EP . Rites of Initiation will be available on August 23rd through Circle Takes the Square’sBandcamp.

The band will also be playing their first live show in three years withreunited PG 99 and Thou and following that with a performance at The Fest 10.

Candy Hearts Join Kind Of Like Record; Announce Debut

Brooklyn based Candy Hearts have announced that they have joined local label Kind Of Like Records‘ ever growing roster. The band is set to release their sophomore album and KOL debut Everything’s Amazing And Nobody’s Happy on September 27th.

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Run For Cover Records Announces 7″ Subscription Series

Run For Cover Records has announced that they will be releasing a 7″ subscription series that will feature new records from Tigers JawShook OnesHostage CalmEnd of a Year Self Defense FamilyBridge and Tunnel, andMockingbird Wish Me Luck. All of the records will only be made available through purchase of the series. The records will be released on a monthly basis beginning in July with a 7′ from Hostage Calm.

The series is being made available in three different packages: a digital only version, a standard package that includes all six 7″s on black vinyl, and a deluxe package that includes all 7″s on color vinyl limited to 150, a silkscreened 7″x7″ box to house the records, an exclusive shirt, and silkscreened record player slipmat. The series can be purchase through Run For Cover’s webstore here.

PG.99 Announces 2nd Reunion + New Release

The immensely influential Virginia band PG.99 have announced a second reunion show, now set to perform on Saturday August 27th at The Black Cat in Washington, DC.They will be performing alongside longtime friends and New Orleans doom masters THOU.  PG.99’s first reunion show will be in Richmond, VA at Best Friends Day, August 19th with ConvergeCapsule and The Catalyst.

To coincide with the reunion shows, the band’s collection-album, “Singles”, will be issued on vinyl for the first time via Robotic Empire (originally released on CD by Reptilian Records in 2003). This 18-track collection was newly mastered by James Plotkin and three preview tracks are streaming on bandcamp orsoundcloud. The vinyl is available in three different colors and the preorder can be found here.

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Chuck Ragan Announces “Covering Ground”

credit-scott-toepferChuck Ragan (Hot Water Music) has announced that he will release his third solo album entitledCovering Ground on September 13th on SideOneDummy Records. Covering Ground was recorded by Ragan and his band, Jon Gaunt (fiddle) and Joe Ginsberg (upright bass), between three different tours at Fireside Sound Studios in Silverlake, CA with Blind Melon’s Christopher Thorn in the Spring. The album is being described as “a blue collar, Americana record filled with honest road songs” and will feature numerous guest appearances such as Frank Turner andGaslight Anthem‘s Brian Fallon. Ragan has plans to tour the world continuously this year in support of the album, and will unveil tour dates shortly.

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