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FREE DOWNLOAD: The Body Rampant Offer Latest EP, Transient Years

After much buzz about the indie band’s latest EP, Transient YearsThe Body Rampant is currently letting fans download the EP for free.

Transient Years, produced by Casey Bates (Gatsbys American Dream, Portugal, The Man, MxPx, Chiodos), is a collection of music to be ultimately impressed by with an aggressive indie rock sound where at times listeners can find hints of experimental pop.

Thrice Set to Record New Album, Playing Bamboozle

Thrice have been creatively working the past few months on what will be their seventh studio album, set for release early Fall 2011 on Vagrant Records.

In support of their upcoming release, the band will perform at the 2011 Bamboozle Festival in NJ kicking off Friday night, April 29 at Hoodwink performing a cover set from Hot Water Music. They will also take the stage Saturday, April 30 performing past Thrice crowd-favorites as well as a new song off their upcoming album.

“We’ve been off the road since last August, and have spent the past few months working really hard on a new record, so we’re itching to play live again,” said Riley Breckenridge, drummer. “In our experience, Bamboozle has always been a good time, not only because we get to play in front of a ton of people, but because we get to reconnect with so many friends in bands that we’ve toured with over the years.

Ripple Music Offers Discounts during Record Store Day Weekend

Ripple Music will celebrate Record Store Day with their own Ripple Store Day.  As a thank you to their fans and supporters who’ve allowed Ripple to unleash all this musical mayhem onto the world, Ripple will be applying special 15% discounts on everything ordered from the Ripple Store from April 15 to April 17.

After exploding onto the scene June of last year, Ripple Music continues its path as one of the fastest growing Independent Record Labels in America.

Designer Jac Vanek Creates “We Love Japan” Bracelets with We the Kings

Cutting edge clothing and accessories designer, Jac Vanek, has teamed up with power-pop band, We the Kings to create a “We Love Japan” bracelet. All of the proceeds go toward relief efforts in Japan.

Jac Vanek just returned from SXSW 2011, where she hosted a gift suite with indie artists in attendance, such as Arms, Bad Veins, The Antlers, Nicole Atkins & The Black Sea, Jukebox The Ghost, etc.

Congressional Reform Act of 2011- Pass it on

we the peopleI came upon this comment in a posting about the imminent govt shutdown and thought it would be a good idea to help get the word.

The “Congressional Reform Act of 2011” is not a real bill in Congress but it is a passionate plea for change on behalf of concerned citizens hoping to get the word out across the World Wide Web.

Now this is the change I would vote for. If this is supposed to be government of the people, by the people, for the people, then I vote…Yes we can!

Congressional Reform Act of 2011

1. Term Limits. No more than two Congressional terms.

2. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people.

4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans may do.