Tankcrimes has some free downloads you should check out, including their sampler titled "Life Is Shit, Take One" You can check that out HERE
Matt from the band Everyone Everywhere has a new band called Hurry. Hurry would appeal to fans of Lemonheads, Yo La Tengo, Dinosaur Jr, ect. They just recorded a new LP and are currently looking for someone to release it. You can check out their bandcamp site and stream the LP as well as download a free sampler HERE
I'm sure you've heard of kickstarter. There are 2 bands on there that a worthy of your attention. Both are trying to raise money to buy a reliable tour van. The first is Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children MacNuggits, and the other is Ghoul.
Speaking of Ghoul, Dan Hashthrash recorded the video for their kickstarter, and also does the awesome video site Kill That Cat. Go check out some videos and tell Dan what a great job he's doing.
Philadelphia hardcore band Snake Road has just signed to Speedowax Records. They are now labelmates with Down To Nothing, Melt Banana, The Ataris, Narcosis, among others. Congratulations fellas, it's about time you got the recognition you've worked hard for.