According to an e-mail sent out to their mailing list, “innerpartysystem is going on indefinite hiatus”. The tone of the e-mail was quietly optimistic for a potential future reunion, and there certainly doesn’t seem to be any animosity between the band members.
Sum 41 have been forced to cancel more gigs as a result of Deryck Whibley picking up a back injury. All of their Warped Tour appearances have been affected, as has the follow-up tour in Canada.
Hawthorne Heights will be releasing their next EP independently, having left Windup Records earlier this month. They will be releasing a trilogy of EPs under their own Cardboard Empire label, starting with Hate on August 23rd.
It would seem that The Spill Canvas are up to something — hopefully they’re going to be releasing some new music in the near future.
Jani Lane of Warrant has died aged 47. His cause of death has not been officially released. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
In an interesting statement released by Spotify in response to criticisms about low pay-outs, they had this to say:
“Spotify was launched out of a desire to develop a better, more convenient and legal alternative to music piracy. Spotify now monetises an audience the large majority of whom were downloading illegally (and therefore not making any money for the industry) before Spotify was available.”
Tom Morello’s The Nightwatchman will be releasing an album on the 30th of August entitled World Wide Rebel Songs. It will be a departure from previous Nightwatchman tracks as the album is not acoustic.
It’s finally official after months of rumours… Alexisonfire is no more. Dallas Green has spoken about the split, saying that the band wanted him to stay, but “after 10 years, my heart … well part of my heart is there, but most of my heart is with [City & Colour].” As a result of this, the band decided not to continue without him.
In other Alexisonfire related news, Wade MacNeil has taken over as vocalist for the UK punk outfit Gallows, after Frank Carter left earlier this year.
A number of smaller record labels are in serious trouble following the riots in London last week, during which a Sony distribution centre was burnt down. Spencer Hickman, who manages Rough Trade East has said that he’s sure that there are some labels without insurance who will have lost everything in the fire.
As a result of the events we reported on before, Michael Todd is no longer a member of Coheed & Cambria. The statement from the band says that it was a mutual decision.
Hurricane Season, by Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room (album stream)
Stereo Hearts, by Gym Class Heroes (video)
Four White Walls, by Hawthorne Heights (track stream)
In Gold Blood, by Kids In Glass Houses (album stream)
Loverboy, by YouMeAtSix (video)
It Begins Tonight, by The Nightwatchman (track download)
Montrose, by Man Overboard (video)