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by Bill Pearis

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Lethbridge, Alberta's Fist City will release their new album, Everything Is A Mess, on June 22 via Transgressive Records. The band made the album late last year at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, with The Men's Been Greenberg behind the board. Ripping through 17 songs in 37 minutes, it's indie rock heavy on energy and attitude, but is accessible at the same time. We've got the premiere of the video for first single "Hey Little Sister" which was directed by Kier Griffiths and tells the tale of a small town misfit just trying to fit in. Specifically, fit into some ghoulish cult. Everyone needs friends. Watch it below.

Fist City will going on a European tour with Girl Band in the fall, so if you'll be over that way (specifically, Belgium and the Netherlands), keep an eye out. Hopfully they'll announce some US shows soon. All dates are listed below...

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The 2012 edition of Calgary, Alberta festival Sled Island is set to take place from June 20-23 at venues throughout the city. This year includes over 200 bands performing at 30 venues plus a large comedy schedule, film screenings, and art shows.

Sled Island 2012 will once again use outdoor venue Olympic Plaza as its main stage, featuring performances by Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, The Dudes, Shabazz Palaces, Parlovr, and others.

Acts including Russian Circles, Hot Snakes, The Antlers, Boris, Thurston Moore, Willis Earl Beal, Trust, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Terry Malts, Neil Hamburger, How To Dress Well, The Evaporators (aka Nardwuar's band), DJ Jonathan Toubin, Hannibal Buress, Andrew W.K., Tim Heidecker, Archers of Loaf, and many more will be performing at various bars and venues. Check out the full lineup at the bottom of this post.

Festival passes, individual tickets for some clubs shows, and tickets for the Olympic Plaza events only are all on sale. The full festival schedule iwill be announced in June.

Full lineup and 2012 festival trailer below...

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