Zero Zero Featured in New House Industries Video

Long time friends of Jade Tree and premiere design and typography studio, House Industries have completed a new video documenting their recent work for Medicom Toys. Zero Zero’s “” is featured as the soundtrack to the action. Check it out over at the House blog.

House Industries Medicom Toy and Be@rbrick Anniversary Logo Design from Bob Smartner on Vimeo.

An Oral History of The Promise Ring Published by The A.V. Club

In advance of The Promise Ring’s first reunion show, The Onion’s has posted “An Oral History of The Promise Ring” by featuring commentary by the band members, Jade Tree’s , Texas Is The Reason’s and among others.

Read: [The AV Club]

The interviews make for a nice read in anticipation of revisiting the live experience, which begins tonight at the Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee.

The Promise Ring currently has five reunion shows scheduled in 2012. While most of these are sold out, there are sure to be a few more opportunities to see the band live, so be vigilant!

02/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom SOLD OUT
02/25 Chicago, IL @ Metro SOLD OUT
05/19 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Bamboozle Festival [URL]|Tickets|EXTERNAL[/URL]
05/20 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza SOLD OUT
09/01 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore [URL]|Tickets|EXTERNAL[/URL]

Leather to Play Philadelphia’s Liberty Fest 2012

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Leather will be joining Psychic Ills, Easy Action, Pop 1280, Purling Hiss, Hoax, Raw Nerve and many others at Philadelphia’s Liberty Fest on April 7th.

Liberty Fest 2012
April 6th, 7th, 8th 2012
Emoda Gallery
3rd and Moore St.
Philadelphia, PA

Tickets and more details are available at the Phonographic Arts site:

The Sterile 7" EP is still available in the very best independent record stores, for online ordering and through most digital music services.

1. No Motivation ()
2. Zek
3. Relapse
4. Novitiate

The Promise Ring Reunite on Twitter, Facebook and In Real Life

Whether the energy of last year’s Cap’n Jazz reunion was contagious or it’s just a ten year itch, The Promise Ring have decided it’s time to get the band back together. Milwaukee and Chicago shows have been confirmed for February. The Chicago show sold out immediately, but something tells us that there is more news on the horizon. Fortunately, The Promise Ring has popped up on and to keep us up to date.

The Promise Ring Reunion Dates
2/24/2012 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
2/25/2012 Metro, Chicago, IL (Sold Out)

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Live Stream of Fun Fun Fun Fest

Not in Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest? Pitchfork is promising a live stream of every festival stage. While watching online is far from the real thing, it’s gotta beat working.

Friday 2:45 – From Ashes Rise (Black Stage)
Saturday 5:20 – Paint It Black (Black Stage)
Sunday 5:20: – Kid Dynamite (Black Stage)

[Note: At the time of this posting, it seems that the Black Stage stream is Off Air, but we're hoping that will change before From Ashes Rise plays]