Quick Hits & Clips: Gods Revolver, Punk Goes Pop 2, Shirts For A Cure @ SXSW, FIB Heineken 09, Pearl Jam

posted March 20, 2009

  • Translation Loss Records have signed Provo, Utah’s Gods Revolver. Translation Loss will release the band’s new untitled full-length in early 2010, which the band is currently writing. The band will be handling the recording duties themselves while mastering will be completed by Super 8 Studios (Fight Amp, High On Fire, Intronaut). Gods Revolver features singer Reid Rouse, drummer Adam Loucks, bassist Elliot Secrist, guitarists Jon Larsen and Trey Gardner.
  • Punk Goes Pop 2 flew off stands in its first week of release, grasping the #15 spot on the Billboard Top 200 with over 20,000 albums sold. This eighth release in the Punk Goes series, put on by Fearless Records, has the highest first week debut in the history of the series. Punk Goes Pop 2 not only cracked the top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, it also debuted at #1 on the Independent Record Label chart, #7 on the Current Alternative Albums chart, #23 on the Current Alternative Albums Core Stores and #7 on the Overall Digital Albums chart. A Day To Remember's cover of "Over My Head (Cable Car)" by The Fray has also hit the charts debuting at #196 on Hot Digital Tracks.
  • Shirts for a Cure have announced set times for their SXSW free showcase on Friday, March 20th at Red 7. Doors open at high noon. First come, first served - get here early for guaranteed admittance. The A.K.A.'s 12:30 - 1:00; Ruiner 1:20 - 1:50; Darkest Hour 2:20 - 3:05; Dillinger Four 3:25 - 4:25; The Bouncing Souls 4:45 - 6:00.
  • FIB Heineken 09 are proud to announce that Lily Allen, Glasvegas and Mystery Jets will all perform on the Benicássim stage this year. Also appearing will be Magazine, Fight Like Apes, TV on the Radio, Late of the Pier and Bell X1.
  • Vh1 Classic is celebrating the re-release of Pearl Jam's debut album Ten, in retail stores nationwide on March 24th with a special. Premiering on Sunday, March 22nd at 2:30pm ET/PT on VH1 Classic, "Pearl Jam Ten Revisited" takes you on a half-hour look back at Pearl Jam's seminal debut album, Ten that brought grunge to the mainstream by showcasing videos for "Even Flow," "Alive," "Porch" (from the band's Unplugged performance), and the television premiere of the uncensored version of "Jeremy." With the help of archival footage and interviews from the band the viewer will be taken back to the early '90s to reflect on the album's importance to alternative music.