Following the tragic suicide of Robin Williams, Circa Survive's Anthony Green released two songs, "East Coast Winters" and "I Am Sorry For Everything I Have Ever Done," with all proceeds going to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In a statement Green said, "I'm excited to share these two new songs with everyone. Music has always been my way of dealing with some of the loneliest and darkest times in my life and these songs helped me ring out some serious stuff that was going on in my head. I share them with you for free in hopes that if you are able you will help support the American association for suicide prevention. 100% of the donations will go to them. Ive had to deal first hand with the debilitating effects of suicide and depression is something I think effects everyone in one way or another. Please help spread the word about this organization."
Something about this makes perfect sense, Danzig is working on an Elvis covers EP called Danzig Sings Elvis. It will be out later this year.
Jawbreaker will release a 20th anniversary edition to their landmark 1994 album, 24 Hour Revenge Therapy in October.
According to a Facebook from musician Mike Sapone, he and Brand New are currently in the studio together. Doing what exactly has not been confirmed but speculation is that he is working with the Long Island band on their new album.
The mighty Hot Water Music will celebrate their 20th anniversary this fall by hitting the road. The band have tapped Dave Hause to open the gigs. Dates have not been announced.
Brooklyn indie rockers Nude Beach will release their new album, 77, in November.
A spokesperson for U2 has confirmed that the band are indeed still on track to release their new album this year. The spokesperson said to Rolling Stone, "We've always said an album is expected this year." No word yet as to exactly when this record will arrive, though some have said November, many outlets are speculating as early as next month.
Are Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney working together? According to The New York Post Yeezus and Macca have been seen in the rapper's L.A. studio and apparently working on a song called, "Piss On My Grave." A spokesperson for both McCartney and West have not confirmed nor denied the report.
Aphex Twin will release their first album in 13 years, Syro this year. No word yet as to an actual release date, but take a look at the cover below: