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Former Jade Tree employee Christopher McCann has recently put his speedy 1990 Ford Festiva up for sale. Mr. McCann, who was known around the office during his two-year tenure as “Joe Subaru”, switched over to Ford when his trusted 1986 Subaru GL finally bit the dust a few months back. Apparently, Mr. McCann has been attempting to make the switch back to the respected Subaru family for weeks now and is looking to finance his return to the brand with proceeds from the sale of the Ford, which is priced at a convenient $500.00. Many Jade Tree fans may remember Mr. McCann’s previous entry into the Jade Tree news on August 1, 2001 after he was asked to leave a local Subaru dealer after he was caught “lounging” in several vehicles. Interested parties may inquire about the vehicle at [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email].
On September 21 will release the two disk , on which DESPISTADO have contributed the song "Burning House" from their forthcoming full length while Philly’s PAINT IT BLACK have an exclusive live track recorded at a recent CBGB’s gig included on one of the disks. Other featured artists include Taking Back Sunday, Face To Face, Thrice, Jawbreaker, My Chemical Romance, Recover, Motion City Soundtrack, Thursday, , and many more. Most of the tracks will be unreleased, rare or live recordings.
All proceeds from the album will be donated to a couple of foundations created to help in the fight against cancer: and .
PEDRO THE LION are out right now, touring the country in support of the recently released Achilles’ Heel (JT1095). The record has been blowing up the spot since it’s May release, garnering a considerable 5 out of 5 from Alternative Press Magazine in a review that embraced Achilles Heel as, “heartbreakingly brilliant…”
A second batch of late summer tour dates have just been added, where PEDRO THE LION will join up with Omaha cuties and The Western States.
DESPISTADO’S THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE (JT1096) is now available. After bouncing relentlessly from club to club, harnessing their sweltering live show, the boys finally settled into the studio and came out with six tracks that are as spastic as they are potent – as much a mix of Wire’s artful passion as Modest Mouse’s steadfast quirk. Angular, driving, and thoroughly commanding DESPISTADO are just out the gate and already hold court as the next Canadian band to watch out for.
In other Prairie news, DESPISTADO are fresh off a full Canadian tour, where they dropped all the hits from THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE while debuting new tracks from their recently recorded full length, now slated for a fall release. A full US tour is in the works, but in the meantime check out some links to what the press has been saying.
So lets say you’ve been looking to grab the fuzzed out, mosh-metal masterpiece Misericordia by DAMNNATION AD or perhaps you’ve been wanting to get your grubby little hands onto the ALKALINE TRIO songs off their split with HOT WATER MUSIC , but you’re not so much into leaving the house to brave the local record store. Well, we’re happy to announce that you’re in luck because as of right now you can download the Jade Tree library via Apples virtual music store, iTunes. You want 30 Degrees Everywhere< by THE PROMISE RING? Totally! Have you been-needing to complete your JOAN OF ARC collection? Look no further. As far as we know we are the first to the finish line in this massive digital feat and our iPods couldn’t be prouder.