July 2012 has officially been declared "Guided By Voices Month" in Dayton, Ohio. The Mayor of Dayton Gary Leitzell, announced that Guided By Voices' influence and long standing as a band have made them cultural icons to Ohio. Leitzell said in a statement that GBV, "Established themselves as one of the most influential bands to ever come out of Dayton, Ohio."
As Danny Boyle puts the finishing touches on next week's Olympic opening ceremony in London, Boyle, who tapped Underworld to score the ceremony will release the music of their score on iTunes on July 28.
After replacing Stuart Calble in 2005, Javier Wayler has left Stereophonics. 'Phonics front man, Kelly Jones said in a statement via the band's Facebook page, "We wanted to let you know Javier and the band will no longer be working together. The band enjoyed playing with Javier over the last 8 years and his company was enjoyed by everyone in the Stereophonics family."
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Bloc Party front man Kele Okereke said that the making of the new Bloc Party record, Four, was "Quite visceral and confrontational." He said much of the record was inspired by last summers London riots and the band have "reclaimed" a lo-fi sounding recording process.
Long Island hardcore heroes Vision of Disorder will release their comeback album, The Cursed Remained Cursed in September. Take a look at the tracklisting below:
2. Set to Fail
3. Blood Red Sun
4. Hard Times
6. Skullz Out (Rot In Pieces)
7. The Enemy
8. The Seventh Circle
9. New Order of Ages
10. Be Up On It
11. Heart And Soul