Chicago's Rotted Tooth Fest, the de facto replacement of Bitchpork, features Wolf Eyes, Bitchin' Bajas, Sewn Leather, and more; fest starts tonight! [News Article]

Wooden Wand plans new album for Three Lobed Recordings, out in October, does so very sneakily (better check your cabinets) [News Article]

Dean Blunt shows Europe a little (touring) love; Europe genuinely unsure how to respond [News Article]

Hookworms sign to Weird World to re-issue debut album, continue to sink creepy, microscopic teeth into intestinal walls of unsuspecting mammals [News Article]

Your besties Andrew Pekler, Tom Carter, Decimus, Marcia Bassett, and Call Back the Giants contribute to a free compilation based on a J.G. Ballard story [News Article]

Islands announce new album Ski Mask, single, and bank robbery/winter sports-themed North American tour [News Article]

R. Stevie Moore announces new compilation album, still has way more songs than any reasonable human would presume they could shake a stick at [News Article]

Nobody is releasing Vivid Green on July 30, Nobody at all; I guess no news is good news? [News Article]

Angel Olsen tours into the late summer and fall, is maybe only like a quarter of the way home at this point [News Article]

Blondes plan release of Swisher in August on RVNG Intl., are still just as cute and ditzy as ever [News Article]

Grails tour the United States for the first time in nearly 14 dog years [News Article]

The Dismemberment Plan announce new album; TMT news writer arrested in ignominy [News Article]

Iron & Wine plan fall tour, nap aggressively in support of worthy causes [News Article]

Pirate Bay founder sentenced to two years for hacking, would most definitely hack in to a car if he could [News Article]

Daughters return for single show in Rhode Island, ending four-year-long prodigal journey [News Article]

The Replacements return from long-term faster-than-light space mission for first shows in 22,000 years [News Article]

The Dead C announce new album Armed Courage on Ba Da Bing Records; guitars everywhere are suddenly "busy that night" [News Article]

Brian Wilson, subject of the popular Barenaked Ladies song, begins work on his 11th solo album [News Article]

Joel Ford and Patrick McDermott went antiquing the other day and found(ed) a whole record label in mint condition! [News Article]