Update from Jade Tree Records

The iTunes music store has released Pedro the Lion’s exclusive Stations EP. The downloadable record features radio versions of an assortment of Pedro the Lion hits including songs off of the band’s recent Jade Tree full-length Achilles Heel, plus tracks like "Big Trucks" off of the group’s watershed It’s Hard to Find A Friend. In other Pedro the Lion news, the band has just announced dates throughout January with Earlimart and a full tour with recent Sub Pop signees Low to round out February and March.
• Produced by Brian Mcternan (Thrice, Hot Water Music, Strike Anywhere) The Loved Ones’ self-titled debut is a raucous exercise in razor-throated punk classics, a earnest mix of colossal hooks and ferocious energy. Owing as much to the mile-a-minute, whiskey slugging styling of Dillinger Four as the smarmy and cocksure swagger of early Elvis Costello, The Loved Ones offers a glimpse into the tracks that will surely launch the band from the northeast basement circuit and into the pop public idiom — the Philly-based band has just stepped off the road with Against Me! and The Bouncing Souls and is gearing up for a hectic 2005 including dates with labelmates Strike Anywhere.
• On the cusp of the March release of the group’s J. Robbins (The Promise Ring, Jets To Brazil) produced Paradise, Paint it Black is planning its world domination schedule. First From Ashes Rise dropped a shocker on last month with its entrance onto the My Space scene, now the boys in Paint it Black find themselves following suit by dropping a kick ass page of their own. So while you wait for the new disk to drop feel free to head over to their page, stream upcoming tracks, make comment on David Wagenschutz’s impressive diversity in hair cuts, and most importantly gossip with fellow Paint it Black fans about what promises to be one of the most candid and vital records of 2005.
• Katie Knoll, former administrative program associate for Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU), along with the members of Strike Anywhere, The Locust, The Blood Brothers, and Andrew W.K. have partnered up to help spread the word about Planned Parenthood and its services. The organization and its affiliates have been stationed at various punk shows throughout the year distributing health information and connecting with a seemingly divergent audience. Says Knoll, "A large percentage of the audience is composed of young men [and] It’s great to reach [them], because they don’t usually go to health fairs and they now know that their favorite bands are pro-choice."
• These Arms Are Snakes has recently returned from the road after a month plus jaunt around the country with the noisy bastards in Isis. Still hot on the heels of the band’s painfully potent Oxeneers… the band was only home for a few days before getting nominated for a prestigious PLUG Independent Music Award in the Punk Rock Album Of The Year category. Phase 1 is complete and fans are now eligible to vote. Voting ends January 25.

Breather Resist 2005 European Tour

01/19/2005 Gent Belgium @ Frontline
01/20/2005 Amsterdam Netherlands @ Winston
01/21/2005 London England @ Underworld
01/22/2005 Brighton England @ Freebutt
01/24/2005 Bristol England @ The Croft
01/25/2005 Oldenburg Germany @ Alhambra
01/26/2005 Goteborg Sweden @ Sticky Fingers
01/27/2005 Stockholm Sweden @ Kafe 44
01/28/2005 Sandviken Sweden @ Kungen
01/30/2005 Hamburg Germany @ Hafenklang
01/31/2005 Bonn Germany @ BLA
02/01/2005 Karlsruhe Germany @ Gotec
02/03/2005 Barakaldo (Bilbao) Spain @ Pub Edaska
02/04/2005 Zaragoza Spain @ Arreberto
02/05/2005 Vidrieres (Girona) Spain @ Casino
02/06/2005 Bordeaux France @ La Centrale
02/07/2005 Lyon France @ Ground Zero
02/08/2005 Geneva Switzerland @ L’Usine
02/09/2005 Innsbruck Austria @ PMK
02/10/2005 Turin Italy @ Antidox
02/11/2005 Rome Italy @ Sonica
02/12/2005 Mailand Italy @ Leoncavallo
02/13/2005 Budapest Hungary @ Trafo Bar
02/14/2005 Wien Austria @ Shelter
02/15/2005 Prag Czech Republic @ Klub 007
02/16/2005 Wurzburg Germany @ Cafe Cairo
02/17/2005 Berlin Germany @ Wild At Heart
02/18/2005 Saarlouis Germany @ Juz
02/19/2005 Antwerpen Belgium @ Hof Ter Lo
02/20/2005 Belvaux Luxembourg @ 911

Cex Tour Dates

01/14/2005 Chicago, IL United States @ The Abbey Pub
01/15/2005 Newport, KY United States @ Southgate House
01/16/2005 Murfreesboro, TN United States @ Wall Street
01/17/2005 Atlanta, GA United States @ MJQ Drunken Unicorn Rm
01/18/2005 Athens, GA United States @ Caledonia Lounge
01/19/2005 Jacksonville, FL United States @ Jack Rabbit’s
01/20/2005 St. Augustine, FL United States @ Cafe Eleven
01/21/2005 Orlando, FL United States @ Will’s Pub
01/22/2005 Miami, FL United States @ Poplife @ i/o
01/23/2005 Tampa, FL United States @ The Orpheum
01/24/2005 Gainesville, FL United States @ Common Ground
01/25/2005 Tallahassee, FL United States @ Club Down Under
01/26/2005 Baton Rouge, LA United States @ Spanish Moon
01/27/2005 Houston, TX United States @ Mary Jane’s Fat Cat
01/28/2005 Austin, TX United States @ Emo’s
01/29/2005 Denton, TX United States @ Hailey’s
01/30/2005 Oklahoma, OK United States @ Conservatory
01/31/2005 Lawrence, KS United States @ Jackpot Saloon
02/01/2005 Columbia, MO United States @ Mojo’s
02/02/2005 Des Moines, IA United States @ Vaudville Mews
02/04/2005 Urbana, IL United States @ The Canopy Club
02/05/2005 Madison, WI United States @ Catacombs Coffeehouse
* 1/14-2/5 w/ Aloha and Weather

From Ashes Rise

01/28/2005 Portland, OR United States @ Meow Meow
01/29/2005 Seattle, WA United States @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading

Pedro the Lion Tour Dates

* 1/21 – 1/30 w/ Earlimart
01/21/2005 Fortworth, TX United States @ Ridglea Theater
01/22/2005 Austin, TX United States @ Emo’s
01/23/2005 Houston, TX United States @ Mary Jane’s Fat Cat
01/24/2005 New Orleans, LA United States @ Twiropa
01/25/2005 Birmingham, AL United States @ Zydeco
01/26/2005 Tallahassee, FL United States @ Club Down Under
01/27/2005 Orlando, FL United States @ The Social
01/28/2005 Atlanta, GA United States @ Variety Playhouse
01/29/2005 Mt. Pleasant, SC United States @ The Village Tavern
01/30/2005 Chapel Hill, NC United States @ Cat’s Cradle
* 2/1 – 3/31 w/ Low
02/01/2005 Cleveland, OH United States @ Beachland Ballroom
02/02/2005 Philadelphia, PA United States @ Trocadero
02/03/2005 New York, NY United States @ Bowery Ballroom
02/04/2005 New York, NY United States @ Bowery Ballroom
02/05/2005 Somerville, MA United States @ Somerville Theater
02/07/2005 Washington, DC United States @ The Black Cat
02/08/2005 Lexington, KY United States @ Singletary Center for the Arts
02/09/2005 Newport, KY United States @ Southgate House
02/10/2005 Columbus, OH United States @ Wexner Center
02/11/2005 Chicago, IL United States @ Metro
02/12/2005 Minneapolis, MN United States @ First Avenue
03/23/2005 Portland, OR United States @ Bossanova
03/24/2005 Seattle, WA United States @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading
03/25/2005 Seattle, WA United States @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading
03/26/2005 Vancouver, BC Canada @ Richard’s on Richards
03/29/2005 San Francisco, CA United States @ Great American Music Hall
03/30/2005 San Francisco, CA United States @ Great American Music Hall
03/31/2005 Los Angeles, CA United States @ El Rey Theatre

Strike Anywhere Tour Dates

* 2/3 – 2/13 w/ The Loved Ones and The Unseen (except 2/11)
02/03/2005 Richmond, VA United States @ Alley Katz
02/05/2005 St Petersburg, FL United States @ The State Theatre
02/06/2005 Orlando, FL United States @ The Social
02/06/2005 Chapel Hill, NC United States @ Cat’s Cradle
02/07/2005 Chamblee, GA United States @ Forever Nights
02/08/2005 W. Columbia, SC United States @ New Brookland Tavern
02/10/2005 Washington, DC United States @ The Black Cat
02/11/2005 Allston, MA United States @ ICC
02/12/2005 New York, NY United States @ The Knitting Factory NY
02/13/2005 Philadelphia, PA United States @ First Unitarian Church
* 4/15 – 4/18 Japan Tour
04/15/2005 Tokyo Japan @ Shibuya O-West
04/16/2005 Tokyo Japan @ Shibuya Cyclone
04/17/2005 Tokyo Japan @ Shibuya Cyclone
04/18/2005 Osaka Japan @ Shinsaibashi Club Quattro

The Explosion Tour Dates

01/11/2005 Jacksonville, FL United States @ Plush
01/12/2005 St Petersburg, FL United States @ The State Theatre
01/13/2005 Ft Lauderdale, FL United States @ The Factory
01/14/2005 Orlando, FL United States @ The Social
01/15/2005 Tallahassee, FL United States @ The Beta Bar
01/16/2005 Atlanta, GA United States @ Masquerade
01/18/2005 Birmingham, AL United States @ Zydeco
01/19/2005 Nashville, TN United States @ Rocktown
01/20/2005 Oklahoma City, OK United States @ Green Door
01/21/2005 Albuquerque, NM United States @ Launchpad
01/22/2005 Tempe, AZ United States @ Marquee Theatre
01/23/2005 Tucson, AZ United States @ Skrappy’s
01/25/2005 Los Angeles, CA United States @ Troubadour
01/26/2005 San Francisco, CA United States @ Bottom of the Hill
01/27/2005 Orangevale, CA United States @ Boardwalk
01/28/2005 Portland, OR United States @ Meow Meow
01/29/2005 Seattle, WA United States @ Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading
01/31/2005 Salt Lake City, UT United States @ Lo-Fi Cafe

The Loved Ones Tour Dates

02/03/2005 Richmond, VA United States @ Alley Katz
02/05/2005 St Petersburg, FL United States @ The State Theatre
02/06/2005 Orlando, FL United States @ The Social
02/07/2005 Chamblee, GA United States @ Forever Nights
02/08/2005 W. Columbia, SC United States @ New Brookland Tavern
02/09/2005 Chapel Hill, NC United States @ Cat’s Cradle
02/10/2005 Washington, DC United States @ The Black Cat
02/11/2005 Allston, MA United States @ ICC
02/12/2005 New York, NY United States @ The Knitting Factory NY
02/13/2005 Philadelphia, PA United States @ First Unitarian Church
* All dates w/ The Unseen (except 2/11) and Strike Anywhere

Please visit Jade Tree Records for up-to-date tour dates.
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