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Century Media reconsiders Spotify stance; entire catalog now available

Astute readers will be able to recall about a year ago when news broke that Century Media, home to acts like Sick Of It All, Terror and Andrew WK had yanked its entire catalog from the archives at Spotify. At the time, the label had argued that the Spotify model would “completely kill a lot of smaller bands that are already struggling to make ends meet.”

Fast-forward to this year, and it seems the label has reconsidered. North American president had this to say today:

“We respect that music fans wanted to have instant access to our catalog via Spotify…but we also have to consider the rights of our artists. After practicing some due diligence, we’re moving ahead confident that both the artist and the fan are being fairly served by this developing platform.”

In addition to the label’s own lineup, this deal also extends to its affiliated labels, Superball Music (home to Matt Skiba and the Sekrets) and People Like You Records (home to the latest Face To Face album)

Andrew W.K. to release special anniversary edition of “I Get Wet” August 28th

Following a recent tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the party-punk staple “I Get Wet,” Andrew W.K. has announced that he will be releasing a special deluxe edition of the album on August 28th via Century Media.

The special reissue will be available as both a 2-CD and double gatefold LP set.  The first disc features the original tracklist of “I Get Wet,” while the second disc features live and extended versions of the songs.  For the tracklist, click here.

Aside from his recent tour and mention of a new album, Andrew W.K. will also be speaking at the My Little Pony Fan Convention in Ohio this September, giving a lecture entitled “What Would Pinkie Pie Do?”  I think we all know the answer to that question, though: she’d probably party.

Pegboy, Andrew W.K., Minus The Bear, Hot Water Music, The Adicts to play Riot Fest Chicago

Chicago’s Riot Fest have announced the 2012 edition of the festival will feature performances from Pegboy, Andrew W.K., Minus The Bear, Hot Water Music, and The Adicts.

These bands are just a few included in this epic lineup, which includes Iggy & the Stooges, Elvis Costello, Descendents, The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Gaslight Anthem, Coheed and Cambria, Dropkick Murphys, NOFX, a reunion from Chicago ska-punk act Slapstick, and many other amazing bands.

The festival will take place September 14th – 16th, at the Congress Theater and Humboldt Park. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Andrew W.K.(or his doppelganger?) announced as speaker at….”My Little Pony” Convention

Moderate partier Andrew W.K. has been announced as a speaker at, uh, a September convention for the cult show “My Little Pony,” which, despite the title, apparently has a huge following of 18-35 year old males. Andrew will be leading a discussion entitled “What Would Pinkie Pie Do?” in an exploration of Pinkie Pie, a pony who shares many of W.K.’s rambunctious qualities.

Editor’s Note: We cannot be sure that this is not, in fact, the growingly infamous Andrew W.K. Doppelganger. Editors Note To The Editor: Yes, we can be sure! Andrew confirmed his appearance on twitter.

Glassjaw members allegedly witness Andrew W.K. imposter mug 60 year old man

The concept of a Doppelgänger(an evil body double) has existed for ages in German folklore, and accounts of people running into their treacherous look-alikes pop up every now and then. The latest “victims”? Party metal enthusiast Andrew W.K. and the 60 year old man his double allegedly mugged in an Indonesian restaurant in New York last week. Did I mention that Justin Beck and Daryl Palumbo of Glassjaw happened to be eating there at the time?

The whole thing was reported by Beck’s wife Melissa, who told the Internet about her husband’s encounter with a soup-eating “roadie looking motherf*cker” who annoyed the restaurant’s few patrons by blasting metal music on his phone while eating. Allegedly, when asked by a 60-year old man if he could turn the music down, the guy mugged him (the account is less clear on what actually happened at this point.) Read Melissa’s full account here.

The whole time, Beck, also eating in the restaurant, was texting his bandmate Daryl, who was on his way to meet up.  Beck began to suspect the man to actually be their former tourmate Andrew W.K., with no proof, until a fatal give away: Ass tattoo. Yup, Beck quickly googled a picture of Andrew W.K.’s ass to verify matching tattoos with the “dirty roadie motherf*cker.”

Andrew W.K. has denied involvement, claiming an imposter is on the loose. It seems Melissa and Andrew have both agreed that an evil look-alike must be on the loose and clearly must be stopped.

Show Review: Andrew W.K., Math the Band, Aleister X

Party punk/rock/metal multi-instrumentalist Andrew W.K., in celebration of the anniversary of his best-selling album “I Get Wet,” took East Coast prog-punks Math the Band and the solo metal/hip hop project Alesiter X on a cross-country tour. I was lucky enough to catch the tour at its Milwaukee, Wisconsin stop. Check out the show review here.

Tour: Andrew W.K. announces 10th anniversary “I Get Wet” North American/UK tour

Andrew W.K. (also known as the king of partying) has announced he will be hitting the road on a North American/UK tour in honor of his debut album, “I Get Wet,” being released 10 years ago.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations for the tour here. Try not to party too hard at the shows! Ahhh, who am I kidding?… There’s no such thing as too much partying!

Andrew W.K. is currently working on a new album, but his last release was 2010’s “Close Calls With Brick Walls/Mother Of Mankind.”

Andrew W.K. finishing up new album

In a recent interview, party rock/punk star Andrew W.K. commented on his plans to finish an upcoming album:

“Well, I am working all this winter on finishing my new album, so I would like to think that would be done soon after that. It’s a rock and roll album, so it will have full guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, and vocals. It will be a great soundtrack for a party. It will be a party album.”

No real surprises there, but the album will be yet another 2012 release to look forward to.

Andrew recently released a new music video supporting the World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway. Check it our here.

Music video: Andrew W.K “Go Go Go Go”

Yeah I know, it’s not exactly punk news, but it’s Friday, it’s slow, so here we go. Everyone’s favorite partier Andrew W.K. has just released his new video for the song “Go Go Go Go,” which features tons of snowboarding action.

Check it out right here.