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  • Kerli To release Love is Dead

    posted on April 30, 2008
    Kerli

    All you need to know about 21-year-old singer-songwriter Kerli is contained in the songs to her debut Island Def Jam album, Love Is Dead. Born in Elva, Estonia, a tiny, then-Soviet occupied town of 5,000 people in the forest, Kerli grew up with a dre...

  • Walter Becker To release Circus Money

    posted on April 30, 2008
    Walter Becker

    Steely Dan's Walter Becker will release his second solo album in June. It's called "Circus Money" and he'll put it out on Jimmy Buffett's Mailboat label.

  • Alkaline Trio To release Goddamnit

    posted on April 30, 2008
    Alkaline Trio

    Alkaline Trio, from Chicago consists of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. Their music is characterized by dark lyrics, catchy choruses, fast tempos and recurring subjects of love, alcoh...

  • Bryan Adams To release 11

    posted on April 30, 2008
    Bryan Adams

    Six days after wrapping his "11 cities in 11 days" European promo tour, mega-platinum-selling singer-songwriter Bryan Adams has announced a May 13th release for 11, his first original studio release in four years. The appropriately titled disc, produ...

  • Duffy To release Rockferry

    posted on April 30, 2008
    Duffy

    Young Welsh singer Duffy, whose debut album Rockferry released in the UK only (already platinum), has captivated the nation with her current single "Mercy" now in its third week at #1 in the UK national chart. "Mercy" is set to impact Top 40 on April...

  • Lloyd To release Lessons In Love

    posted on April 29, 2008
    Lloyd

    Atlanta, Georgia's Lloyd was discovered by Joyce Irby and then was made a member of the pre-teen group N-Toon, who won Nickelodeon's cancelled show, Double Dare 2000 against No Authority. The group was signed to DreamWorks Records, and although two s...

  • Regina Belle To release Love Forever Shines

    posted on April 29, 2008
    Regina Belle

    Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist REGINA BELLE will release her debut Gospel album LOVE FOREVER SHINES (300208500) in-stores May 13 on the re-launch of Ruben Rodriguez' Pendulum Records in association with Walker Davis Entertainment, distributed...

  • Midnight Juggernauts To release Dystopia

    posted on April 29, 2008
    Midnight Juggernauts

    Australia’s masters of intergalactic space revelry, the Midnight Juggernauts, launch their long-awaited debut album Dystopia. The band is made up of Vincent Juggernaut, Andy Juggernaut & Daniel Stricker and originally started making music together ca...

  • DJ Spinna To release The West End NYC Classics Mix

    posted on April 28, 2008
    DJ Spinna

    Spinna’s brand new mix CD themed “The West End New York City Classics mix” is Spinna in rare form, venturing into the classic sounds of the early disco days, house and 70’s soul that is simply themed, “West End.” DJ Spinna is something of an anoma...

  • Vast Aire To release Dueces Wild

    posted on April 28, 2008
    Vast Aire

    Vast Aire, remember him? He's the titan MC who shocked the world and conquered critics as the leader of Definitive Jux's landmark upstart crew, Cannibal Ox; their essential 2002 debut, Cold Vein, was a chart-topper in nearly every smart music critic'...

  • Pete Rock To release NY's Finest

    posted on April 28, 2008
    Pete Rock

    The name Pete Rock is synonymous with hip-hop history. He has earned platinum plaques from working with hip-hop’s elite, and is credited as being the driving force behind the explosion of soul influenced hip-hop production. Recently, his critically a...

  • Clique Girlz To release self-titled

    posted on April 28, 2008
    Clique Girlz

    When you meet the Clique Girlz -- sisters Paris and Destinee Monroe along with best friend Ariel Moore -- you’ll be shocked to learn that such big voices can come out of such petite girls. It's hard to believe that a twelve year old and two thirteen ...

  • Chauncey Black To release Church Boy

    posted on April 28, 2008
    Chauncey Black

    Multi-platinum Grammy - winning singer Chauncey Black has seen the highest heights of success in the music business. As one of the founding members and lead singer of the supergroup, Blackstreet, he scored a string of radio and pop hits like, “Before...

  • Band of Heathens To release self-titled

    posted on April 28, 2008
    Band of Heathens

    Immensely popular Austin-based musicians The Band of Heathens take one more step beyond their Texas borders when they unveil their self-titled studio release on May 20, 2008. The five “rough around the edges” members of The Band of Heathens have a gr...

  • Neil Diamond To release Home Before Dark

    posted on April 28, 2008
    Neil Diamond

    Columbia Records will release Home Before Dark, the latest release from legendary artist Neil Diamond, on May 6, 2008. Produced by super-producer Rick Rubin (Johnny Cash, The Dixie Chicks), Home Before Dark’s first single is the hauntingly beautiful...

  • GemStones To release Troubles of the World

    posted on April 26, 2008
    GemStones

    Raised in Jeffrey Manor/South C on Chicago’s south side, Gemstones (formally known as Gemini) is the definition of a true talent. Being part of a musical family is only the beginning for the south side native. He went on to nurture his craft at Bowen...

  • Dear Jayne To release Voice Message

    posted on April 26, 2008
    Dear Jayne

    Girl group. With time, the concept has strayed from its origins. Because the signposts along the path of American R&B—The Supremes, The Pointer Sisters, En Vogue, Destiny’s Child—read magical, not mundane. Indeed, listeners reserve a special place fo...

  • The Constantines To release Kensington Heights

    posted on April 25, 2008
    The Constantines

    Arts & Crafts is thrilled to reveal details from Constantines' forthcoming album Kensington Heights, which is available April 15 in Canada and April 29 in U.S. 12 tracks in all, the lead-off single, "Hard Feelings", has already received tremendous re...

  • Emmylou Harris To release All I Intended To Be

    posted on April 25, 2008
    Emmylou Harris

    Nonesuch Records will release Emmylou Harris' new album All I Intended to Be on June 10. This is Harris' third release on Nonesuch and her first solo effort since 2003's Stumble Into Grace. Of the selected material, Harris explains, "I've always seen...

  • Alanis Morissette To release Flavors Of Entanglement

    posted on April 25, 2008
    Alanis Morissette

    The first studio album from Alanis Morissette since 2004, Flavors Of Entanglement fuses the organic and the techno—prompted by producer Guy Sigsworth (Madonna, Björk). Incorporating beats, loops and synthesizers, the album was designed, says Morisset...

  • Portishead To release Third

    posted on April 24, 2008
    Portishead

    Now, after going 10 years without releasing any new material and only performing live a handful of times, Portishead is back with a highly-anticipated new studio album, aptly titled Third. While the album's striking, solemn march will surely resonate...

  • Passenger To release Wicked Man's Rest

    posted on April 24, 2008
    Passenger

    Passenger are set to release their first EP, Night Vision Binoculars, digitally in the U.S. on June 24th this year. They will be following this up with their debut album release Wicked Man’s Rest later in the summer, giving American audiences a taste...

  • Room For Two To release Roots Before Branches

    posted on April 24, 2008
    Room For Two

    Adam and Nikki Anders will release their first album together as Room for Two early this summer. The couple's debut effort, entitled Roots Before Branches (Curb Records), has a tentative street date of June 2008. The album's title track will be promi...

  • Mindi Abair To release Stars

    posted on April 23, 2008
    Mindi Abair

    MINDI ABAIR, saxophonist/ vocalist /composer is set to release her first Peak Records (a division of Concord Music Group CD titled STARS on May 6, bursting on to the pop scene as one of an exciting new generation of crossover artists. For the CD, Ab...

  • Tantric To release The End Begins

    posted on April 23, 2008
    Tantric

    The Louisville, KY platinum selling hard rock band TANTRIC make their triumphant return to the scene with The End Begins, in stores today. Working yet again with Producer and ‘6th band member,’ Toby Wright (Slayer, Alice In Chains,Korn, Corrosion of ...

  • Donna Summer To release Crayons

    posted on April 23, 2008
    Donna Summer

    CRAYONS with all its songs co-written by Donna Summer, is an international banquet of musical delights and surprises. Singer/songwriter/pop culture icon Donna Summer has been working hard on CRAYONS, her bold and long-awaited new collection of songs...

  • Brigade To release Come Morning We Fight

    posted on April 23, 2008
    Brigade

    If there was ever a band to capture the essence of powerful dynamics, emotional sincerity and perfectly crafted songwriting then Brigade are that band. Residing in London but with roots in Suffolk, Japan and Bristol, Brigade are a shining example of ...

  • Amos Lee To release Last Days at the Lodge

    posted on April 23, 2008
    Amos Lee

    Blue Note Records is proud to announce the release of Amos Lee’s “Last Days at the Lodge” on June 24, 2008. “Last Days at the Lodge” is Lee’s third record, following his first two critically acclaimed and tremendously successful records: “Supply and ...

  • The Republic Tigers To release Keep Color

    posted on April 23, 2008
    The Republic Tigers

    The Republic Tigers will be releasing their debut album, Keep Color on May 6th. The Kansas City-based quintet -- Kenn Jankowski (vocals, keyboards and guitar), Adam McGill (guitar, vocals), Ryan Pinkston (guitar, keys, vocals, auxiliary percussion), ...

  • Magnetic Morning To release self-titled

    posted on April 23, 2008
    Magnetic Morning

    DH Records is proud to announce the release of Magnetic Morning’s self-titled debut EP. One of the first releases from the new Los Angeles based label, this five-song EP is the product of a unique collaboration between two alternarock heavyweights: s...

  • The Orb To release The Dream

    posted on April 23, 2008
    The Orb

    The Orb, for years the most fearlessly fascinating sonic marauders on this or any other planet, have returned in 2008 with a new album, The Dream, marking a long-awaited reunion between eternal mainstay Dr. Alex Paterson and lifelong friend and origi...

  • The Roots To release Rising Down

    posted on April 22, 2008
    The Roots

    Known for their prolific lyrics and live instrumentation, Grammy Award winning hip hop trailblazers and legendary Philadelphia crew The Roots return with Rising Down, the band's 10th album. Co-founder ?uestlove states, "this is probably our most poli...

  • Chasen To release Shine Through The Stars

    posted on April 22, 2008
    Chasen

    Chasen will release its OMG Records debut "Shine Through the Stars" April 15. From Greenville, SC, the band is the brainchild of worship leader/lead singer Chasen Callahan. Callahan teamed with drummer Aaron Lord and the two completed the band's line...

  • Whitesnake To release Good To Be Bad

    posted on April 22, 2008
    Whitesnake

    Whitesnake, "Good to be Bad," the band known for creating some of the '80s most memorable arena rock anthems, bic-wielding ballads, and scintillating videos is back for more. On April 22nd, Whitesnake will release Good To Be Bad via SPV, an album tha...

  • Ours To release Mercy (Dancing For the Death of an Imaginary Enemy)

    posted on April 22, 2008
    Ours

    Ours released their new album, "Mercy (Dancing for the Death of an Imaginary Enemy)" on April 15th after a 5 year hiatus. Rick Rubin signed Ours to his American/Columbia Record label and also produced the record with front man, Jimmy Gnecco. "We are ...

  • George Michael To release TwentyFive

    posted on April 22, 2008
    George Michael

    TwentyFive, is officially released in the United States. The set is the comprehensive George Michael collection, spanning George's entire music career — from Wham!, through his brilliant solo career — showcasing his singing and songwriting genius. Th...

  • Lil Haze To release Doin Da Most

    posted on April 21, 2008
    Lil Haze

    Lil Haze is a man on a mission; determined to discover new lands and new civilizations in the vast world of hip-hop. Lyrically, conceptually and musically, he's in another orbit hovering over earth waiting for his opportunity to make a dynamic landin...

  • Anthony David To release Acey Deucey

    posted on April 21, 2008
    Anthony David

    The highly acclaimed singer/songwriter India.Arie has entered into a label deal with Universal Republic Records, with her new label to be called SoulBird Music. India.Arie musical partner and R&B sensation Anthony David will be the first artist to re...

  • My Morning Jacket To release Evil Urges

    posted on April 21, 2008
    My Morning Jacket

    “The world today is such a confused place. Things that people think are good values are obviously twisted, but there are other things considered evil that obviously aren’t. There is real evil out there, but “Evil Urges” is about how all of these t...

  • Jessie Baylin To release Firesight

    posted on April 21, 2008
    Jessie Baylin

    Jessie Baylin’s highly anticipated major label debut, Firesight, will be released June 24 on Verve Forecast. The Boston Globe calls the L.A.-based songstress, “impressive...powerful...engaging...” while Nylon magazine describes her as “...a vision to...

  • Anane To release Ananesworld

    posted on April 21, 2008
    Anane

    Anané’s artistic beacon shines so bright that it brings light to the musical universe. A multi-talented singer-songwriter whose gifts have been evident since childhood, the beautiful Anané is taking Global Dance Music to a new level. In February 2007...

  • Black and White Years To release self-titled

    posted on April 21, 2008
    Black and White Years

    THE BLACK AND WHITE YEARS--named "Austin's Best New Local Band 2008" by Andy Langer at the Austin Chronicle earlier this year--will bring their “angular post-punk guitar carefully structured over jittery synths and polyrhythmic beats” (Austin Chronic...

  • Joy Division To release Best Of Joy Division

    posted on April 20, 2008
    Joy Division

    U.K. post-punk icons Joy Division formed in Manchester, England in 1977, and had an immense and profound impact on contemporary music in a brief time together. They recorded only two studio albums, Unknown Pleasures and Closer (#157 on Rolling Stone’...

  • Confederate Railroad To release Very Best Of Confederate Railroad

    posted on April 20, 2008
    Confederate Railroad

    Blending traditionalist, outlaw-flavored contemporary country and rowdy Southern rock, Confederate Railroad rose to fame in the early ’90s. After paying dues on the road backing artists including David Allan Coe and Johnny Paycheck, they signed to At...

  • William Joseph To release Beyond

    posted on April 20, 2008
    William Joseph

    Josh Groban, Michael Bublé and William Joseph have many things in common—they are young, they are not your typical music artists, and they are shepherded in their careers by illustrious producer David Foster. Groban and Bublé have become major stars;...

  • James Otto To release Sunset Man

    posted on April 20, 2008
    James Otto

    John Rich, of the smash-hit country duo Big & Rich, calls James Otto “The Biggest Voice in Country Music”—and Otto’s new album, Sunset Man, coproduced by Rich, proves why. From the soulful “Just Got Started Lovin’ You” to the muscular “Ain’t Gonna St...

  • Mason Jennings To release In The Ever

    posted on April 20, 2008
    Mason Jennings

    Singer/songwriter Mason Jennings is one of the best-kept secrets in pop music. In his adopted home of Minneapolis his shows draw 3,000 fans. He was hand-picked by music supervisor Randall Poster to perform two Dylan songs, “The Times They Are a-Chang...

  • The Midway State To release Met A Man on Top of the Hill

    posted on April 20, 2008
    The Midway State

    The Midway State comes at you from out of nowhere. The band’s nakedly emotional, piano-driven songs bear no clear connection to any current sound or scene. Even within the confines of a four-song EP, you don’t know where the emotional undertow is goi...

  • Bossolo To release Wes Rydin

    posted on April 20, 2008
    Bossolo

    Bossolo’s solo release, Wes Rydin’, rolls out the block from the Inland Empire. These jams are pure west coast style with 14 head bobbin’ tracks. His rap technique is reminiscent of someone who has big banging charting records;

  • Brian Culbertson To release Bringing Back The Funk

    posted on April 20, 2008
    Brian Culbertson

    You've heard of the Ohio Players. Brian Culbertson is the Chicago Player - a keyboardist, trombonist, writer, arranger, producer and the most exciting live performing instrumentalist on the scene today. The proof is all over his milestone tenth proje...

  • Natalia Zukerman To release Brand New Frame

    posted on April 18, 2008
    Natalia Zukerman

    Natalia Zukerman’s Weasel Records debut Brand New Frame introduces listeners to her rich layers of top notch guitar playing, contemporary beats and dark, sweet, provocative vocals. Musically sophisticated, intimate and irreverent all at once, this re...

  • Joe Cocker To release Hymn For My Soul

    posted on April 17, 2008
    Joe Cocker

    On May 13th, Fantasy Records will release Hymn For My Soul, the newest album from legendary singer Joe Cocker. The album unites Cocker, possessor of one of the world’s most instantly recognisable and iconic voices (Lennon & McCartney’s With A Little ...

  • French Kicks To release Swimming

    posted on April 17, 2008
    French Kicks

    French Kicks have announced additional U.S. dates to support their latest release, Swimming, the band’s second album on Vagrant Records. The new record was released exclusively through iTunes on April 1st and will be available in stores on May 20th.

  • Noel Gourdin To release After My Time

    posted on April 17, 2008
    Noel Gourdin

    A gritty, working class city outside of Boston, Brockton is best known as where legendary fighters the late Rocky Marciano and Marvin Hagler grew up. Unlike Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans or Philly, Brockton doesn't spring to mind when name checking s...

  • Local H To release 12 Angry Months

    posted on April 17, 2008
    Local H

    Alternative rock mainstays Local H return with their seventh album on May 13, titled 12 Angry Months. The band’s debut on Shout! Factory, 12 Angry Months is Local H’s first new studio album since 2004’s Whatever Happened To P.J. Soles? Written af...

  • Tye Tribbett To release Stand Out

    posted on April 17, 2008
    Tye Tribbett

    Anoint (v): to choose by or as if by divine election. When one listens to his lyrics and feels the spirit which encompasses gospel performer Tye Tribbett, it's easy to see that Tye is indeed anointed. A native of Camden, New Jersey, Tye -- whose fath...

  • Scarlett Johansson To release Anywhere I Lay My Head

    posted on April 16, 2008
    Scarlett Johansson

    Recorded at Dockside Studio in Louisiana’s Cajun country, Scarlett Johansson’s debut album ANYWHERE I LAY MY HEAD features her distinctive vocal interpretations of ten songs by legendary singer-songwriter Tom Waits. It also introduces one original tr...

  • Keith Sweat To release Just Me

    posted on April 16, 2008
    Keith Sweat

    True to the title of his #1 debut album, R&B superstar Keith Sweat is out to Make It Last Forever. Two decades after his initial breakthrough, Sweat’s new album JUST ME more than proves he’s still the master of the slow jam, delivering deep soul groo...

  • Nicholas Payton To release Into the Blue

    posted on April 16, 2008
    Nicholas Payton

    Into the Blue is the Nonesuch debut from Grammy Award-winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton and his first as bandleader since the 2003 Warner Bros CD, Sonic Trance. Though celebrated for his interpretations of the New Orleans jazz canon, especially ...

  • The Egg To release Forwards

    posted on April 16, 2008
    The Egg

    A lot of people are going to be very, very excited to hear that The Egg are back. The last regular broadcasts from their strange, funky and very lovely corner of the universe were towards the end of the last century, concluding with a tip top perform...

  • Lil Mama To release The Voice of the Young People

    posted on April 16, 2008
    Lil Mama

    It's taken two chart-climbing singles ("Lip Gloss" and "Shawty Get Loose," which just jumped from 92 to 19 on the Hot 100 list) for it to happen, but Lil Mama finally has a release date for her first full-length. Due out April 29th through Jive, VYP-...

  • A Human To release Third Hand Prophecy

    posted on April 16, 2008
    A Human

    A. Human are the new breed. Dirty. Strange. Slightly deranged. And very real. Be prepared to get hooked on their full on electro-androgyny rock fronted by a Shakespearean-esque storyteller singer who tells tales of fantasy and reality in the same se...

  • Nick Loren To release Forever Be Cool

    posted on April 16, 2008
    Nick Loren

    Coined as the “McDreamy” of Adult Contemporary Music, Nick Loren is bringing his infectious passion to the airwaves with his first single "Fallen." Industry and radio personalities are already comparing Nick to the likes of BabyFace and Stevie Wonder...

  • Elvis Costello To release Momofuku

    posted on April 15, 2008
    Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello is avoiding the CD all together for his next album. Billboard.com says it's called (be careful) "Momofuku" (moh moh FOO-koo) and on April 22nd, all that will be available is a vinyl LP.

  • Everclear To release The Vegas Years

    posted on April 15, 2008
    Everclear

    Never shy about their influences and the music they grew up on, multi-platinum rockers Everclear have long been known for saluting the band's roots by recording and performing a dynamic and eclectic array of covers.

  • The Bridges To release Limits Of The Sky

    posted on April 15, 2008
    The Bridges

    On June 10, Verve Forecast will release 'Limits Of The Sky,' the debut album by sibling power-pop group The Bridges. Recorded in Los Angeles, and produced by Matthew Sweet, the album showcases the band's original, indelible songs and shimmering, sunn...

  • The Young Knives To release Superabundance

    posted on April 15, 2008
    Young Knives

    A muscular clatter of pulsing guitars, head-spinning percussive thuds, and harmonic, brotherly vocals provide the backbone to a rich throng of giddy, excited ideas and ageless, wry lyrical themes. Truly, Young Knives are a band for our times, and all...

  • Chin Chin To release self-titled

    posted on April 12, 2008
    Chin Chin

    The swirling grooves and plush bass lines of Chin Chin came out from under the auspices of a monthly party. This might explain why every show the band plays becomes one giant celebration. The13 tracks of spry, fuzzed-out jams on their new album cap...

  • South To release You Are Here

    posted on April 12, 2008
    South

    UK darlings South announce spring tour in support of the release of You Are Here, their most creative, exciting album yet. With a national tour planned for later this spring, it is apparent that South are preparing for a stateside takeover. Their fo...

  • Carly Simon To release This Kind Of Love

    posted on April 12, 2008
    Carly Simon

    Carly will be releasing a new album entitled This Kind Of Love on the Starbuck's label (Hear Music) on April 29, 2008. This will be her first album of all original music since 2000.

  • T Bone Burnett To release Tooth of Crime (second dance)

    posted on April 12, 2008
    T-Bone Burnett

    “You’re my friend, but I’m going to kill you.” Don’t fret. T Bone Burnett hasn’t gone off the deep end. At least not in that way. He’s merely explaining the tone of “Anything I Say Can and Will Be Used Against You,” the put-you-on-your-heels opening ...

  • Cory Morrow To release Vagrants & Kings

    posted on April 12, 2008
    Cory Morrow

    It is fitting that a south of the border gamble nearly two decades ago would ultimately yield an acclaimed Texas troubadour. Cory Morrow’s humble artistic beginnings read like the gritty lyric of an unwritten Townes Van Zandt song. This straight-sh...

  • Conya Doss To release still

    posted on April 12, 2008
    Conya Doss

    Conya Doss’s dynamically explosive yet sensual voice is the heart and soul of her music. She has been a fixture on the national and international R&B/Soul music scene for over 7 years, playing a variety of sold out clubs and venues filled to their c...

  • Queen To release The Cosmos Rocks

    posted on April 11, 2008
    Queen

    The first studio album in 13 years to carry the Queen, with all new material will be released on September 2nd name has been announced. The Cosmos Rocks will feature Paul Rodgers, who joined the legendary band as frontman after Freddie Mercury's deat...

  • AZ To release Undeniable

    posted on April 11, 2008
    AZ

    It's been nearly 15 years since AZ first hit the scene, as the only guest featured on Nas' landmark debut album Illmatic. Since then he has continued to do what he does best, serving up highly quotable verses atop classic East Coast production. Over ...

  • Hello Kelly To release hellokelly

    posted on April 11, 2008
    Hello Kelly

    Hello Kelly is making so much noise with their hyper-charged show and supersonic sound that it’s hard to ignore this little band that could. But why would you want to do that? To put it simply, Hello Kelly is a pop-rock band. Whether they’re blasting...

  • Switches To release Lay Down The Law

    posted on April 10, 2008
    Switches

    "Well, the idea was a band, but we're really a neurotic bunch of obsessive compulsive weirdo’s,” Switches singer Matt Bishop says. The neurotic obsessive-compulsive weirdo’s, pulled through impressively and way fantastically, and last February 12, 20...

  • The Gossip To release Live in Liverpool

    posted on April 10, 2008
    The Gossip

    Columbia Records / Music With A Twist is set to release "Gossip - Live In Liverpool," a deluxe live CD/DVD combination package from Gossip, America's premier indie pop/soul/experimental trio, on Tuesday, April 15. Recorded live in concert on July 9, ...

  • Midnight To Twelve To release self-titled

    posted on April 9, 2008
    Midnight To Twelve

    Al Baca, of the Southern California band Midnight to Twelve (M212), has no patience for the cult of celebrity worship. “All those magazines and shows that talk about how movie stars and musicians are so special – that stuff pisses me off,” he says. “...

  • Danielia Cotton To release Rare Child

    posted on April 9, 2008
    Danielia Cotton

    Rock singer, songwriter and guitarist Danielia Cotton draws inspiration from the 1970’s on her sophomore album ‘Rare Child,’ out May 20th on Adrenaline Records/ADA. “My album is a throwback to a time when music was less produced and a little bit more...

  • Jimmy Eat World To release Bleed American

    posted on April 9, 2008
    Jimmy Eat World

    For every artist paralyzed with fear and frustration as to how to “make it” in today’s terrifying marketplace, the story behind Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American provides both inspiration and a lesson in Perseverance 101. Circa August 1999, things cou...

  • Rosey To release Luckiest Girl

    posted on April 9, 2008
    Rosey

    There's something undeniably seductive about jazz music- its glamour, sexuality and earnest, soulful roots all appeal to a comfortable, old-fashioned musical sensibility. Yet singer/songwriter Rosey is one of the select few who sees one step beyond t...

  • Supergrass To release Diamond Hoo Ha

    posted on April 8, 2008
    Supergrass

    Supergrass is back. A fantastic new album entitled Diamond Hoo Ha, a brand new home on Astralwerks, an extensive summer tour with Foo Fighters and a sixth studio album showcasing the youthful energy and witty musical stylings of these Britpop pioneer...

  • Your Vegas To release A Town And Two Cities

    posted on April 8, 2008
    Your Vegas

    New Universal Republic band Your Vegas, whose sweeping pop EP is garnering raves and turning heads of iTunes fans (it opened up on the iTunes rock chart at a stunning #27), are making their way through several towns and cities on their much anticipat...

  • Mudcrutch To release self-titled

    posted on April 8, 2008
    Mudcrutch

    Before Tom Petty went solo and put together The Heartbreakers, he was in a band from Florida called Mudcrutch. He's reunited that lineup for an album and tour. Heartbreakers' guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboard player Benmont Tench were part of the ...

  • Flo Rida To release Mail on Sunday

    posted on April 8, 2008
    Flo Rida

    Somewhere between Rick Ross and T-Pain, 2007 carved Flo Rida territory. This fast-rapping, half-singing hybrid of Pop music delivered the single "Low" that promoted tight jeans and ostentatious boots for legions of tweens and teens this past winter s...

  • Madonna To release Hard Candy

    posted on April 8, 2008
    Madonna

    Madonna has already claimed her new album, Hard Candy, will "kick your ass." Turns out, she wasn't kidding! Witness the cover of her upcoming album, due April 29th, featuring the pop diva sporting, yep, a wrestling belt. Featuring production by Pharr...

  • Krizz Kaliko To release Vitiligo

    posted on April 7, 2008
    Krizz Kaliko

    After collaborating on dozens of songs with Tech N9ne and touring the world together, Tech N9ne confidant and collaborator Krizz Kaliko is set to unleash his blockbuster debut album, TECH N9NE Presents: Krizz Kaliko Vitiligo. Boasting an innovative ...

  • Silje Nes To release Yellow EP

    posted on April 7, 2008
    Silje Nes

    Norwegian multi-instrumentalist / singer / songwriter Silje Nes charms with her twee electropop on this digital-only EP release that follows her debut full-length 'Ames Room,' which was released in December 2007.

  • Ace Young To release self-titled

    posted on April 5, 2008
    Ace Young

    After years of pursuing a career as a musical artist, Ace Young first flashed onto the national scene as a finalist on season 5 of American Idol. Persistent weekly exposure to some 40 million viewers made Ace one of the most recognizable male faces e...

  • Aimee Mann To release @&! SMILERS

    posted on April 4, 2008
    Aimee Mann

    Aimee Mann’s seventh solo release to date, @#%&! Smilers, is a return to form after the artistic detours of 2005’s concept album The Forgotten Arm and 2006’s Christmas CD One More Drifter in the Snow. Featuring thirteen new original songs, producer P...

  • El Perro Del Mar To release From The Valley To The Stars

    posted on April 4, 2008
    El Perro Del Mar

    Behind the El Perro Del Mar alter-ego is the sole member Sarah Assbring. In spring 2004 the first CDR-EP ‘Baby, I’ve been in a bad place’ was released by the then-newly-started Swedish label Hybris. Two more CDR-EP’s, ‘I’ve got good news’ and ‘Holida...

  • The Lovely Sparrows To release Bury The Cynics

    posted on April 4, 2008
    The Lovely Sparrows

    Formed in 2005 by singer/songwriter Shawn Jones (Something Happened, Larks &Owls) and a revolving cast of several longtime friends, The Lovely Sparrows is the culmination of over a decade of musical growth and collaboration. With The Lovely Sparrows'...

  • Goldfinger To release Hello Destiny

    posted on April 3, 2008
    Goldfinger

    Their sixth full-length in a thirteen-year career that includes sales of over one million copies in the US. Once again produced by front man John Feldmann, whose production credits also include hits by The Used, Good Charlotte, and Story Of The Year,...

  • Augustana To release Can't Love Can't Hurt

    posted on April 3, 2008
    Augustana

    Gearing up for the release of their sophomore album, CAN’T LOVE, CAN’T HURT, San Diego, CA based-quintet Augustana will embark on a 30-date headlining tour beginning May 7th in Seattle, WA. Set for an April 29th release on Epic Records, CAN’T LOVE, C...

  • J-Lyriq To release Gravity (The Push And Pull)

    posted on April 3, 2008
    J-Lyriq

    Detroit native J-LYRIQ is a gritty, urban contemporary/soul singer, songwriter and self taught producer whose influences have ranged from Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye to Jodeci, Brian McKnight, and R. Kelly. Like other R&B artist who ha...

  • Method Man To release Back to Back

    posted on April 2, 2008
    Method Man

    In stores May 13th, Meth & Street Life teams up with GZA and Cappadona to bring one of the most memorable Wu concerts in a long time. “Back to Back: Raw & Uncut” features over 30 of Wu-Tang’s and its members greatest hits including “Clan in Da Front...

  • Craig David To release Trust Me

    posted on April 2, 2008
    Craig David

    Craig David returns with fourth album 'Trust Me' and new single 'Hot Stuff'. 'Hot Stuff' combines Craig David's inimitable vocal gift with irresistible funk-infused beats and a sample of David Bowie's classic track 'Let's Dance'. Recorded in Havana, ...

  • Julianne Hough To release self-titled

    posted on April 1, 2008
    Julianne Hough

    Every country artist once had a “day job” that commonly used music business term for an occupation that pays the bills and fills the void between hopeful aspiration and bonafide success. However, never in the history of country music has someone take...

  • Phil Vassar To release Prayer Of A Common Man

    posted on April 1, 2008
    Phil Vassar

    Those who best understand Phil Vassar – good-time, whirling-dervish-on-the-piano, hardest-working-man-in-country-music Phil Vassar – also understand the ongoing evolution of his mostly self-penned music. And Prayer Of A Common Man, his fourth studio ...

  • Lettuce To release Rage!

    posted on April 1, 2008
    Lettuce

    Lettuce, the seven-person all-star collective originally formed in 1992, returns to the funk jazz forefront with its third album, RAGE!, a hyper-charged outing of tunes that are equal parts artsy and party. The CD is a tantalizing tribute to funk mus...