1. Round-Up: Button Button, Who’s Got the Button

    By Rebecca Seung

    October came and went, and even though turkey and pie await, we’re staring down the long barrel of winter now so snuggle up with these links in this week’s Round Up. Stay warm, stay dry, stay safe. 

    And don’t forget, GET BENT merch is back in stock, including these glow in the dark button key chains with a bottle opener on the back. Perfect for stocking stuffers, so avoid the holiday rush and buy one now. Keep adding your photos to the GB flickr pool to see them featured here next week, and follow us on Instagram @_GetBent and #imgettingbent. 

    • Rumors abound that Rocket from the Crypt may reunite in 2013, but as far as we can tell, it’s still just speculation. But hey, you can go ahead and get your hopes up if you want. 
    • Stream the debut full length from Memphis’ Ex-Cult, produced by Ty Segall himself and slated for release next Tuesday November 13 courtesy of Goner Records. 
    • Chaos in Tejas has added more bands to their annual hardcore punkaganza at the end of May, including UV Race, Total Control, Marked Men, Screaming Females, and Wiccans. Tickets aren’t on sale yet, but you can visit their site for more info.
    • Also check out Lookout Weekend in Milwaukee, a three day fest full of the up-and-coming underground. This year’s promises a wild onslaught brought to you by the likes of Real Numbers, Tweens, Solid Attitude, Nervosas, Nightmare Boyzzz, Legendary Wings, and more.
    • And while we’re on the subject of festivals, All Tomorrow’s Parties, known for their blacklist policy on bands who are dicks, have officially pardoned the Black Lips and invited them back for next year’s show. 
    • If you’ve been following our Round Ups, then you should have most of Castle Face’s Velvet Underground tribute album by now. Finish it out with Thee Oh Sees’ “European Son”, “I’ll Be Your Mirror” by Here Comes the Here Comes, and “The Black Angel’s Death Song” by K. Dylan and the Black Angel’s Death Songsmen. 
    • King Tuff released a new video on Rolling Stone for “Keep on Movin”. It features a montage of dancers, from silly to sexy, and just like the song itself, it’ll make you want to get up and join the fun. 
    • Nick Waterhouse stops by NPR’s World Cafe to play some songs and talk about his soulful swagger.
    • The argument for vinyl just got stronger with Humans Invent’s study on the science behind what makes analogue recordings sound so much better than digital. 
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