Releases Galore! 08.06.10

Dead Unicorn‘s second LP, Global Thermonuclear War has been released…  and to celebrate, the band is giving the entire record away for FREE download!

Andy Jackson’s Death in the Park album (recorded before he and Fred Mascherino formed Terrible Things) will be released digitally on August 24th and physically on September 14th.  In the meantime Alternative Press magazine reviewed the album in their September 2010 issue (out now) and UK’s Alter The Press has released the song, “How Much is Too Much.”
Death In The Park – How Much Is Too Much by alterthepress

Nightmares For A Week have completed recording their debut full length LP, Don’t Die, at Nada Recording.  It will be out later this year on Academy Fight Song Records.  Based on the photos and videos they’ve shared with us thus far, we can expect guest performances on the record from: Frankie McGinnis (By Land or Sea), and James Felice (The Felice Brothers).

Be on the lookout for the debut EP from Drift Division.  Recorded at the same studio where Global Thermonuclear War was mastered and Don’t Die was recorded, the Drift Division material [written by Andrew Jordan (singer of Matchbook Romance) and featuring Justin Meyer (drummer from Anadivine/Jerk Magnet) on percussion] will be self-released.

August 31st Terrible Things‘ debut album will be released in all forms on Universal-Motown Records.  Alternative Press magazine rated the record 4.5 stars out of 5.  The band is touring non-stop in support of it.  They’re wrapping up their leg on the Warped Tour and then will be doing a few dates with Circa Survive (again), Envy on the Coast, 3’s only show this summer, and will be on the entirety of Mae’s farewell tour.  More concert dates are getting released daily.

Codeseven, who recently announced they were reuniting after a 5 year break, have finally announced the tour that pulled them out of retirement.  From October through December Codeseven will be hitting up iconic clubs throughout the United States with Circa Survive, Dredg and Animals As Leaders.  According to an interview with Noisecreep, Codeseven will most likely record a new album after this tour.  Will they return to Applehead Studio, where the band recorded their final record, Dancing Echoes / Dead Sounds (Equal Vision Records)?

August 12th thefamily3’s Porcupine Tree, Coheed and Cambria, and The Dear Hunter begin their US tour in Los Angeles.

3 is still hard at work on their follow up to Revisions, recording at Applehead Recording and Production with original bassist, Chris Bittner (CJB), at the helm.  They will be premiering some of the new material at their big Bearsville Theater concert in Woodstock on August 28th.

A Thousand Torches has gathered up 31% of our fundraising goal toward creating a dependable forum as well as opening an account to share special thefamily3 songs in a way that will allow denizens to stream and/or download MP3s.  My library of unheard material from thefamily3 is ever-growing…  and I’d love nothing more than to share it!  Please contribute to our donation jar so we can kick off those aspects of the aKt community!

In the meantime I’ve been hard at work inputting information to create an Interview Archive, concert archive, artist profiles (the vast majority of the heartwork within thefamily3 is not written up on wikipedia), discographies…  all the while keeping things moving along by reblogging related content on aKt’s Tumblelog.  These posts are also syndicated to aKt’s twitter timeline and facebook page.

“dark shadows turn in the pale blue light… it won’t be long.  a thousand torches, beaming in the distance…”

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