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Noah Gundersen and Rocky Votolato Release Live 7″

Rocky Votolato and Noah Gundersen have teamed up for a Live On Lacquer live 7″ release. The pressing is limited to 500 and up for sale now on Bandcamp.

Live On Lacquer preserves music in a way that is timeless and genuine. Much like the way records were made in the mid-20th century, these songs are captured live and cut in real-time onto lacquer discs with our 1940’s Scully vinyl lathe. Once cut, the lacquer masters are immediately sent off for plating and pressing. Each song is recorded in one take with no editing, allowing for the truest expression of the artist’s performance to be captured. The recording method used here is 100% analog and retains a level of humanity and imperfection often lost in modern digital productions.

Five Finger Death Punch Sign to Rise Records

Five Finger Death Punch has announced they’ve signed with Rise Records. They still owe their former label, Prospect Park, one more album (that the label is kinda saying sucks and are suing over). From the band’s announcement:

We have had great success with our current label, Prospect Park, and will continue to enjoy further success with our next and final album (subject to surmounting the label’s court action to prevent us from recording it), after which we will commence a new and exciting label partnership with the people at Rise and BMG.

I’m just surprised they didn’t find some way to throw in one more proclamation of the great success they were going to have with Rise and BMG.

Fat Mike Clarifies His Detox Program

Fat Mike of NOFX has clarified on Instagram that he’s not in rehab but is going through a detox program.

I just got released by the doctor. It wasn’t rehab, it was detox. Had a little problem with the Whiskey and the Roxy’s. Now I’m off everything and boy does my tummy hurt. […] I’m not in rehab! I’m detoxing from painkillers, staying sober and really digging it! Well, not the detox part. It sucks!

Real Estate Part Ways With Matt Mondanile

Real Estate have announced that Matt Mondanile will be leaving the band.

Having previously announced a short run of shows in California and a show at Red Rocks Amphitheater with The National, Real Estate expand on this by adding two further California dates. This limited run of dates is a prelude to the recording of their next album, tentatively slated for early 2017. These upcoming shows will be the first with new member and fellow scion of Ridgewood, NJ, guitarist Julian Lynch. Lynch takes the place vacated by the departing Matt Mondanile, who is focusing on his own Ducktails project, a musical endeavor that predates his involvement in Real Estate. The band will commence recording their follow-up to Atlas this summer.

Modern Baseball Announce Help Hotline

Modern Baseball have announced a free help hotline for their upcoming tour in an effort to keep fans save at their shows. If you’re feeling unsafe at a show you can text (201) 731-6626. A video detailing the new hotline can be found below and an interview with Brendan Lukens from the band goes into more detail on MTV:

I feel like enough people were just coming up to us after shows and hitting us up via Twitter in general and just giving us subtle hints or just flat-out telling us that they were having a weird time or an uneasy time at our shows. So after we saw bands like PWR BTTM and Speedy [Ortiz], all these sick bands, do really great things to help their fans out, we thought we could hopefully do something similar.

I love seeing stuff like this.