Retox don’t need that much time to inflict an incredible amount of damage. Much like The Locust, Justin Pearson’s previous band, hardcore stage-wreckers Retox make their mark by delivering blasts of aggression in highly compact packages.
Drew Andrews, the singer and songwriter behind Bit Maps, has announced that he’s releasing a novella this spring. The book is called The Shepherd’s Journals, and it’ll be released on March 15 via Portland-based Blue Skirt Productions.
Topshelf Records is relocating to San Diego from its former home base of Boston. The independent label, which was founded in 2006 by Seth Decoteau and Kevin Duquette, has released records by bands like Braid, Into It. Over It. and You Blew It!