Sleep For Sleepers On Tour Now
Sleep For Sleepers is out on tour now with Ruth. TVU has added their video for “Thieves & Bones” to it’s list of videos that fans can vote on for the TVU top 10. You can vote for their video here.
Tour Dates:
8/13 – VA Beach, VA
8/14 – Fredericksburg, VA
8/15 – Trenton, NJ
8/16 – Cleveland, OH
8/17 – Sauget, IL
8/19 – Camas, WA
8/20 – Camas, WA
8/21 – Camas, WA
8/22 – Port Angeles, WA
8/23 – Olympia, WA
8/24 – Twin Falls, ID
8/25 – Boise, ID
8/27 – Provo, UT
8/29 – Glendale, AZ
8/30 – Palm Springs, CA
9/1 – San Luis Obispo, CA
9/2 – Santa Rosa, CA
9/3 – Orangevale, CA
9/4 – Fresno, CA
9/5 – Los Gatos, CA
9/6 – Quincy, CA
9/7 – Winnamucca, NV

Thrice News
THRICE’s brand new album Beggars is available today via iTunes! Thrice will play the final five dates of the Vans Warped Tour, from August 19 – 23. The band kicks off their fall trek on October 25 as main support for Brand New, and immediately following, they begin their own headlining tour with The Dear Hunter and Polar Bear Club on November 15. Tickets are available for Thrice’s headlining dates now through a special Ducat King presale and go on sale to the general public on August 20. The CD version of Beggars, featuring two b-sides (“Answered,” “Red Telephone”) which were recorded during the Beggars sessions, as well as a studio rendition of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” and remixes of “All The World Is Mad” and “Circles,” by Free The Robots and Textual, respectively, hits the street on September 15.
Tour Dates:
8/19 – Fresno, CA
8/20 – Mountain View, CA
8/21 – Sacramento, CA
8/22 – San Diego, CA
8/23 – Los Angeles, CA
8/29 – Vancouver, BC
10/25 – Lubbock, TX
10/27 – Austin, TX
10/29 – Tulsa, OK
10/30 – Dallas, TX
11/ 02 – Memphis, TN
11/ 03 – Atlanta, GA
11/ 04 – Lake Buena Vista, FL
11/ 05 – Tampa, FL
11/ 07 – N. Myrtle Beach, SC
11/ 09 – Charlotte, NC
11/ 10 – Richmond, VA
11/ 11 – Baltimore, MD
11/ 13 – Norfolk, VA
11/ 14 – Philadelphia, PA
11/ 15 – Pittsburgh, PA
11/ 16 – Grand Rapids, MI
11/ 17 – Poplar Grove, IL
11/ 19 – Colorado Springs, CO
11/ 20 – Salt Lake City, UT

Confide Tour News
Los Angeles’ Confide has announced that they will headline The Thriller Tour alongside Agraceful, Memphis May Fire, and This Romantic Tragedy. Dates will run from August 21st through September 22nd, hitting most every major US market and will be sponsored by Denny’s. The restaurant will host the band after shows, giving fans a chance to meet and hang out with Confide. Singer Ross Kenyon commented, “We’re really thankful for having Denny’s sponsor the tour and allowing us to hang out at their restaurants will be a great chance for us to get to bring our fans closer to us.”
For more information, check out:
Tour Dates:
8/21 – San Antonio, TX
8/22 – Claremore, OK
8/24 – Morris, IL
8/25 – Aurora, IL
8/26 – Toledo, OH
8/27 – Romeo, MI
8/28 – Charleroi, PA
8/29 – Poughkeepsie, NY
8/30 – Manchester, NH
8/31 – Revere, MA
9/01 – Vineland, NJ
9/02 – Richmond, VA
9/04 – Fredericksburg, VA
9/05 – VA Beach, VA
9/06 – Jacksonville, FL
9/07 – Fort Myers, FL
9/08 – West Palm, FL
9/09 – Orlando, FL
9/10 – Tampa, FL
9/11 – Foley, AL
9/12 – Montgomery, AL
9/14 – Bartlett, TN
9/15 – Springfield, MO
9/17 – Houston, TX
9/18 – McAllen, TX
9/19 – Laredo, TX
9/20 – El Paso, TX
9/21 – Tempe, AZ
9/22 – Canoga Park, CA

Austrian Death Machine Releasing New Album This Fall
The heaviest metal band in the world (by sheer mass) has finished their follow up to Total Brutal – get ready for Double Brutal! Not satisfied with the limitations offered by putting out a single disc album, Ahhnold demanded two full cds full of muscle pumping metal! When asked why they needed two discs and why he thought that was best, he quickly replied, “Two discs made it heavy and brutal enough to crush our enemies, see them driven before us, and to hear the lamentations of their women!!!” Double Brutal is packed with more “juice” than a professional athlete. Disc one features soon to be classics See You At The Party Richter, and Let Off Some Steam Bennett. Disc two is crammed full of metal covers, complete with Ahhnold’s take on them, including Metallica’s Trapped Under Ice and Killing Is My Business…and Business Is Good by none other than Megadeth. Austrian Death Machine guitarist, bassist, drummer and vocalist, Tim Lambesis adds: “Most bands sit around in a rehearsal room for a few years to put out a 10 song album and do a tour supporting that release. I’ve been a busy touring with As I Lay Dying and traveled everywhere this year besides Antarctica, but in the five minutes that I was home between tours I decided to put together a double disc of Ahhnold inspired brutality called Double Brutal. Also, Ed Repka (the legend behind the artwork for Megadeth) did an amazing job on this album cover.”
For more information on Austrian Death Machine, visit:

Thieves & Liars Posts New Songs
Head on over to the newly designed Thieves & Liars myspace page where you can hear 2 brand new songs from their upcoming album American Rock N Roll. Pre-orders are now up in Facedown Records online store. and check those out. American Rock N Roll comes out on September 1.

Pre-Order Abel’s New Album Now
You can now pre-order Abel?s The Honest Love here. There are a couple of pre-order packages available and as an added bonus, you will receive an instant 3 song digital download from the release after you pre-order it! So get those pre-orders in and check out one of the sweetest new bands out today.
For more info on Abel, visit:
Tour Dates:
8/12 – Sicklerville, NJ
8/13 – Dunellen, NJ
8/15 – Purple Door Festival
8/16 – Springfield, OH
8/17 – Carmel, IN
8/18 – Kansas City, KS
8/19 – Emporia, KS
8/21 – Nashville, TN
8/22 – Athens, GA
8/23 – Birmingham, AL
8/25 – Jackson, MS
8/26 – Little Rock, AR
8/30 – Poughkeepsie, NY

The Heroine News
HM Magazine, T-Flo Productions, and HitMusicLinks.com are sponsoring The Heroine’s Austin Show on August 22nd. The show details are as follows:
The Heroine (SA,TX)
Sat Aug 22 @ Club Mixx
612 E. 6th St Austin, Tx.
Doors Open at 9pm
With Special Guests
Invisible Target (ATX)
Atomic Alive (ATX)
And More

SXSW Accepting Applications For Showcase
The twenty-fourth South By Southwest (SXSW) Music and Media Conference and Festival is now open for business. Geared toward music industry professionals from around the world, SXSW is a unique opportunity to make lasting connections within the entertainment industry. A keynote address anchors four days of panels, interviews, workshops, mentor sessions, peer meetings, and the trade show. Daytime events at the Austin Convention Center flow into the world-renowned music festival, which showcases over 1800 acts on stages throughout downtown Austin. Conference registrations, hotel requests, and music festival showcase applications are now being accepted. SXSW Music takes place March 17 – 21, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Registration for SXSW Music allows you access to all daytime events at the Austin Convention Center, entry into official SXSW day parties, the Trade Show which opens on Wednesday and runs through Friday and priority access into all SXSW nighttime showcases. In addition, registration will allow you to access the 2010 Online Registrants Directory, a great tool to aid in planning your SXSW meetings and networking throughout the year. SXSW is now accepting showcase applications for music acts to perform at the 2010 music festival. Sonicbids is the exclusive online musical event submission platform of the 2010 SXSW Music Festival. Unlike in the past, this year there will not be a separate international and domestic deadline. All applications must be submitted no later than November 6, 2009. Application fees are $30 for early submissions, $40 for applications submitted after September 25, 2009.
For more information or to apply, visit:

Telegraph Canyon In Dallas Observer
Telegraph Canyon was recently featured in the Dallas Observer’s video blog. You can check out the video here.
Tour Dates:
8/21 – Ft. Worth, TX
8/21 – Ft. Worth, TX
8/22 – Dallas, TX
8/28 – Austin, TX
8/29 – Austin, TX
8/29 – Denton, TX
9/04 – Albuquerque, NM
9/05 – Colorado Springs, CO
9/07 – Tacoma, WA
9/08 – Seattle, WA
9/09 – Portland, OR
9/10 – San Francisco, CA
9/11 – Los Angeles, CA
9/12 – San Diego, CA
9/19 – Austin, TX
10/02 Ft. Worth, TX
For more information on Telegraph Canyon, visit:

Flyleaf News
Flyleaf has posted information about their upcoming album in their recent newsletter:
Hello everyone!
We are so happy to bring wonderful news! We have finished recording our new record, Memento Mori! We want to thank you for all of your stories and encouragement. It has really influenced us to make the music for Memento Mori what it is. If you relate to the songs, you might be happy to know that the stories you’ve shared with us have impacted who we are and that it has come out in the music. You are beautiful people and your stories are filled with hope and overcoming and we are better people for having known you through your emails, letters, and seeing you at shows. We picked the title Memento Mori because even though God has given us favor and your support has allowed us to taste fame and turned us from slaves to kings in some sense, we are humbled by all that has happened because we recognize that we are regular people and no better than anyone else. Our success has been a foolish thing to confound the wise, beating odds and exceeding all we could have imagined for our lives. Memento Mori means that no matter who you are, we are all mortal. There is no king that won’t face a mortal death the same as a slave. So kings and slaves alike should make the most of life and love everyone as selflessly as possible, because tomorrow is another day, and kings can fall, becoming slaves, and slaves can be promoted to become kings. If you’ve had the opportunity to come out to some of our shows within the past year you will have heard the first single Again already! It should hit the radio in the next couple weeks… But you crazy people seem to know what’s happening with us before we do and I’m not surprised to find out many have known the lyrics to Again for a year now. 🙂 The first verse and chorus did change in the studio! It is a good thing, because the words say better what my heart meant. It is written for people like me, who feel a restlessness to make the world better somehow, but are much to small to carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Its to say, you have the right heart, but you weren’t meant to carry it all. You are so strong, you are able to handle so much! But you can’t handle everything all at once. Let go! God’s big and He can handle it all better than you! Its okay to let go and not understand everything. I should start a control freak support group… Anyone interested? Maybe this song will help us. I sing it to myself “Only surrender will help you now..” And then I let go. Thanks for reading this and caring what we are up to. We are so thankful for you!
-Lacey Sturm (Yes I got married 9-6-08 and changed my name because my husband is AMAZING and I love belonging to him.)
For more information on Flyleaf, visit:

Get Beloved & Zao’s Albums On Vinyl
Broken Circles Records has released new classic albums on vinyl. They have released Zao’s Where Blood And Fire Bring Rest on opaque yellow and clear dark red vinyl and Beloved’s Failure On on opaque hunter green, opaque aqua, and opaque gold vinyl. Be sure to check them out.

Blindside News
One movie producer, Tim Hudson, a conversation with the band’s management/friend revealed the following info about Sweden’s Blindside: They are going to record with Howard Benson in September and doing two shows: one in Albuquerque and one in Las Vegas in August.

Mike Herrera’s Tumbedown Releases Single
MxPx front-man, Mike Herrera, and his hit pop-punk-a-billy side project, MIKE HERRERA’S TUMBLEDOWN, are releasing the second single off of the band’s debut self-titled album through End Sounds. The “Butcher of San Antone”, has already picked up radio airplay in markets like Louisville and Wilmington, DE and with the new official release is expected to continue with its already paved momentum. In support of the album and new single, the band will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with John Nolan of Straylight Run, starting in Seattle on August 29. Their twangy first single, “Homeward Bound”, has received spins on specialty radio across the country in Seattle, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Omaha, and Amarillo. Proving the reach and demand of the band’s sound, a Japanese version of the album was recently released on Bullion Records. Herrera has been writing country music since 1998, and claims some of the industry greats as his influences; songwriting legends as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Bill Monroe. MIKE HERRERA’S TUMBLEDOWN captures the punk rock energy of MxPx, while also displaying the soulful experiences of Herrera’s travels along the lonely, open road. MIKE HERRERA’S TUMBLEDOWN out of Bremerton, WA consists of Herrera as songwriter/lead vocals/guitar, lead guitarist Jack Parker, standup bassist Marshall Trotland, and drummer Harley Trotland.

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