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  • The Lonely H To release Concrete Class

    posted on July 31, 2009
    The Lonely H

    The band is currently on the road supporting "Concrete Class". There is nothing ordinary about The Lonely H. And, if you haven't heard "Concrete Class" yet, well, you should give it a spin. Fronted by the charismatic, 6'7", 19 year old Mark Freds...

  • Amerie To release In Love and War

    posted on July 31, 2009
    Amerie

    Multiple award winning, RIAA platinum singer and songwriter Amerie has completed her premiere album for Def Jam Recordings (her fourth career album), entitled IN LOVE & WAR, scheduled to arrive in the physical and digital marketplace in August. Antic...

  • Pete Bernhard To release Do Wrong Right

    posted on July 31, 2009
    Pete Bernhard

    With a hectic Devil Makes Three touring schedule and a new studio record to promote, one might wonder how Pete found the time to write solo material, assemble a band, and self-produce a record. Well, he has done it! Stepping out with a collage of mu...

  • Wayne Krantz To release Krantz Carlock Lefebvre

    posted on July 31, 2009
    Wayne Krantz

    The boldly inventive improvisations of guitarist Wayne Krantz have long held a fascination for fans of dynamic, uncompromised music. Ex-Sideman with Steely Dan, Donald Fagen,Michael Brecker , Billy Cobham and many others, Krantz has focused on live p...

  • Adelitas Way To release Adelitas Way

    posted on July 30, 2009
    Adelitas Way

    Las Vegas rockers, Adelitas Way will hit the road with Shinedown this fall in support of their self-titled debut, which released July 14th on Virgin/EMI Music and debuted at #16 on Billboard's Top New Artist Chart. The tour will kick off in Richmond,...

  • Breez Evahflowin To release Breez Deez Treez

    posted on July 30, 2009
    Breez Evahflowin

    Writing about personal struggles familiar to many of us, New York MC and Stronghold member Breez Evahflowin's new release is a personal and thoughtful album about adjusting to extreme life changes. Taking a hiatus from NYC, Breez is forced to uproot ...

  • Trick Daddy To release Finally Famous

    posted on July 30, 2009
    Trick Daddy

    On the eve of his first independent album release, rapper Trick Daddy is feeling very confident that he will continue to experience the same success as he did on a major label. The Miami pioneer is gearing up for the release of his eighth studio rele...

  • Still Standing To release Still Standing

    posted on July 30, 2009
    Still Standing

    When twins Justin and Johnny were 14 years old their lives were turned upside down when their father, seminal guitarist Tony Santoro, died. The years to come were turbulent; the boys moved to a new neighborhood and consequently found themselves in th...

  • Needtobreathe To release The Outsiders

    posted on July 30, 2009
    Needtobreathe

    "We're from a small town in South Carolina called Possum Kingdom," Needtobreathe frontman Bear Rinehart explains when asked about the place he and his younger brother/co-writer Bo were raised. "Trust me - there was absolutely no music scene there." ...

  • Julian Plenti To release Skyscraper

    posted on July 30, 2009
    Julian Plenti

    Julian Plenti, or Interpol's Paul Banks as he's better known, releases his debut album after many a year tinkering away behind the scenes, beyond the spotlight that follows him when fronting the celebrated New York rockers. Inspired by a computer ...

  • Jessie James To release Jessie James

    posted on July 29, 2009
    Jessie James

    With her Mercury Records debut single "Wanted" approaching Top 20 on the Pop Song chart, Jessie James takes another giant step into the spotlight this week as she is named an MTV Discover & Download Artist, giving millions of fans totally free, no-st...

  • Kings Of Convenience To release Declaration of Dependence

    posted on July 29, 2009
    Kings Of Convenience

    Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience are back after four years with their third studio album, Declaration of Dependence set for release on October 20, 2009. Declaration of Dependence, is a wonderful record for a lot of reasons. For one, Eirik Bøe is eq...

  • Dethklok To release Dethalbum 2

    posted on July 29, 2009
    Dethklok

    Williams Street Records announced today details on the most highly-anticipated death metal album release of the year -- and it’s for none other than the animated band from Adult Swim’s Metalocalypse. On September 27, the world’s most brutal animated...

  • The Very Best To release Warm Heart of Africa

    posted on July 29, 2009
    The Very Best

    The Very Best’s—European production duo Radioclit and Malawian singer Esau Mwamwaya—debut full-length Warm Heart of Africa will be released September 22 on Green Owl through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group (available digitally August 25)...

  • Stephen Kellogg To release The Bear

    posted on July 29, 2009
    Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers

    Look no further than the title track of their new Vanguard debut album The Bear to understand Stephen Kellogg and The Sixers. As the band sings passionately, "Sometimes you get the bear, sometimes the bear gets you. Sometimes you're gonna win, someti...

  • Michelle Branch To release Everything Comes and Goes

    posted on July 29, 2009
    Michelle Branch

    Everything Comes And Goes--Grammy-winner Michelle Branch’s first solo effort since 2003’s Hotel Paper--is much more than just “another day” for this twenty-six-year old recording artist. Branch’s compelling new album for Warner Nashville has been lon...

  • Moneen To release World I Want To Leave Behind

    posted on July 28, 2009
    Moneen

    Moneen recently announced that their fourth full-length, The World I Want To Leave Behind, will be released on Vagrant Records (Dine Alone in Canada) on September 15, 2009. The Brampton-based quartet recorded the twelve tracks in January at Rattl...

  • Thrice To release Beggars

    posted on July 28, 2009
    Thrice

    Vagrant Records announces the August 11, 2009 digital release of Beggars, the sixth studio album from Thrice. The digital album will be available exclusively through iTunes. The release date and details of the CD, with bonus material, will be announ...

  • St Helens To release Heavy Profession

    posted on July 28, 2009
    St Helens

    The highly anticipated debut album from St Helens, Heavy Profession, is available for digital release via iTunes from today (July 28th). St Helens are that old leather jacket, poised on the hook in your bedroom. Not pushing you for attention, but in...

  • Tina Parol To release Shrinking Violet

    posted on July 28, 2009
    Tina Parol

    Tina Parol is poised to burst onto the music scene with her first single ‘Who’s Got Your Money.’ The 20 year old NYC native started writing songs at age 11, surrounded by a variety of music as diverse as the city she so proudly calls home. Drawing fr...

  • Brother Ali To release Us

    posted on July 27, 2009
    Brother Ali

    Brother Ali’s last album, the critically acclaimed, The Undisputed Truth, was a landmark in hip-hop, an album that carried weight equally with critics and fans alike, an album of bold statements and bolder beats, politically and socially aware withou...

  • Orange To release Phoenix

    posted on July 27, 2009
    Orange

    PHOENIX—the new album from LA’s punk rock outfit ORANGE that’s due out September 15 on Hellcat Records—represents a band rising out of its own ashes to triumphantly produce their best album to date. As the follow-up to the band’s second album, the 2...

  • Gazpacho To release Tick Tock

    posted on July 27, 2009
    Gazpacho

    Described by one critic as being “classical post ambient nocturnal atmospheric neo-progressive folk world rock,” Norway’s Gazpacho is virtually impossible to contain in any set genre of music, though bands like Sigur Rós, Muse, Talk Talk and Porcupin...

  • Ash Bowers To release Stuck

    posted on July 27, 2009
    Ash Bowers

    Ash Bowers was 8 when he saw his future. The crystal ball was the family television set, and the vision came in the form of a movie his mother had rented—Great Balls of Fire, the film biography of Jerry Lee Lewis. He was growing up in a working-cl...

  • Fortilive To release Illmind Remix

    posted on July 25, 2009
    Fortilive

    Fortilive (pronounced for the live) are set to break boundaries and create a new era in hip-hop. In 1999, while searching on undergroundhiphop.com, M.U.S.H. (aka Mushmouf) came across an unknown producer by the name of Illmind. The melodic, bass driv...

  • TLM To release Times Up

    posted on July 25, 2009
    The Lyrical Maze

    There is a huge gaping void in Hip-Hop that can only be filled by a person who encompasses the traits and talents similar to those displayed by TLM aka The Lyrical Maze. Hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, this young lady exudes not just talent bu...

  • Fools Gold To release Fool's Gold

    posted on July 25, 2009
    Fool's Gold

    Fool's Gold is a Los Angeles based 10+ member musical group that weaves together western pop aesthetics with various African influences. The experience is both vital and joyous yet not limited by any single genre categorization. They are known to mak...

  • Helado Negro To release Awe Owe

    posted on July 25, 2009
    Helado Negro

    Helado Negro is Roberto Carlos Lange. The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Lange was born in South Florida in 1980. Southern Florida infused his childhood with tropical heat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of a myria...

  • Nisennenmondai To release Destination Tokyo

    posted on July 25, 2009
    Nisennenmondai

    Nisennenmondai are three women from Tokyo, Sayaka Himeno (drums), Yuri Zaikawa (bass) and Masako Takada (guitar), who have been playing instrumental music together since they met over ten years ago in college. Discovered after being lauded by members...

  • The Dandy Warhols To release ARE Sound

    posted on July 25, 2009
    The Dandy Warhols

    In the spring of 2003, the Dandy Warhols released Welcome To The Monkey House, their fourth full-length. Co-produced by Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes, the album turned out a couple of cult favorites (“We Used To Be Friends,” “I Am A Scientist”), and sett...

  • DePedro To release DePedro

    posted on July 25, 2009
    DePedro

    DePedro – a name chosen because it sounded “kind of Mediterranean, kind of Spanish” – is the musical project of singer and guitarist Jairo Zavala. His first solo project, DePedro is the culmination of years of writing and playing songs for others, in...

  • Ledisi To release Turn Me Loose

    posted on July 24, 2009
    Ledisi

    Soul singer/songwriter Ledisi promises a to keep it "raw, spiritual, uninhibited, and aggressive, and tell it all" with her new album 'Turn Me Loose' (out Aug 18th on Verve Forecast). 2007 GRAMMY Best New Artist nominee Ledisi (rhymes with legacy) to...

  • Cross Canadian Ragweed To release Happiness And All The Other Things

    posted on July 24, 2009
    Cross Canadian Ragweed

    Through relentless touring and a string of "raucous" recordings "far divorced from mainstream country" (NY Times), Cross Canadian Ragweed have built a passionate, grass roots fanbase unlike any other in contemporary American music. The band has sold ...

  • Yonder Mountain To release The Show

    posted on July 24, 2009
    Yonder Mountain

    The Yonder Mountain String Band, whose “Sepia-toned Americana… clean harmonies and breathtaking fretwork” (Metroland) have wowed fans and critics across the country this summer, will extend their tour this fall with sixteen dates in October, includin...

  • Holiday Shores To release Columbusd The Whim

    posted on July 24, 2009
    Holiday Shores

    Summer is no myth. It exists year round on Holiday Shores Ct, a two-block stretch on the Florida panhandle where twenty-one year old Nathan Pemberton grew up. It's no more than five minutes from white sand beaches, squawks of seagulls, and wafting sm...

  • Matt Hires To release Take Us To The Start

    posted on July 23, 2009
    Matt Hires

    Matt Hires has announced details of his eagerly anticipated debut album. "TAKE US TO THE START" -- which includes the single, "Honey, Let Me Sing You A Song" -- will be released exclusively through iTunes on July 28th. The album will then arrive in s...

  • John Nolan To release Height

    posted on July 23, 2009
    John Nolan

    Doghouse Records is excited to announce the signing of John Nolan. Nolan was the main songwriter in Taking Back Sunday for the Tell All Your Friends release and went on to form Straylight Run. His debut solo release, Height, will be available be ava...

  • Nick Cave Warren Ellis To release White Lunar

    posted on July 23, 2009
    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

    Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have been creating music together for more than fifteen years, with The Bad Seeds, Grinderman and The Dirty Three. More recently, they have collaborated on soundtracks for such films as The Proposition (2005) and The Assass...

  • Skyzoo To release The Salvation

    posted on July 23, 2009
    Skyzoo

    Brooklyn-raised emcee Skyzoo is here to remind Hip Hop fans that the music can still be true to life and heartfelt. With numerous Mix CDs on his resume, most recently, The Power of Words with DJ Drama and Statik Selektah, Skyzoo is currently preparin...

  • Johnny Cooper To release Follow

    posted on July 23, 2009
    Johnny Cooper

    At age 20, Texas singer, songwriter and guitarist JOHNNY COOPER is already a well-traveled musician, having released two albums--with 2007’s IGNITION selling over 25,000 copies--and performed over 800 shows, averaging 200 a year. He returns August...

  • Mantis To release Still Life

    posted on July 23, 2009
    Mantis

    Possibly one of Canada's freshest offspring of the love triangle between funk, soul, and hiphop, rapper/producer Mantis is the essence of urban music personified. Born on the 16th of September 1984, Mantis embodies the love of music passed down to hi...

  • We Were Promised Jetpacks To release These Four Walls

    posted on July 22, 2009
    We Were Promised Jetpacks

    We Were Promised Jetpacks’ These Four Walls signifies a debut album that has the sort of peerlessness and potential to stand as a mainstay and luminary of indie music in the 21st century. Following closely in the footsteps of The Twilight Sad and...

  • Paramore To release Brand New Eyes

    posted on July 22, 2009
    Paramore

    Pop-punk sensations Paramore have announced the title and release date for their new album: Brand New Eyes will drop September 29th via Fueled By Ramen/Atlantic Records. Frontwoman Hayley Williams recently spoke about the follow-up to 2007's break...

  • Boycott Blues To release Irony

    posted on July 22, 2009
    Boycott Blues

    Known for breaking and molding artists, especially in the north east regions, Brick Records partners with fellow beantown label Sun Moon (Edan, Electric, Project Move) to introduce the world to it’s newest finding...Boycott Blues. Following in the tr...

  • Sonos To release SonoSings

    posted on July 22, 2009
    Sonos

    Sonos is a young all-vocal group formed from the best of Southern California's thriving college a cappella community. The collective -- comprised of Jessica Freedman, Katharine Anne Hoye, Rachel Bearer, Ben McLain, Paul Peglar and Christopher Given H...

  • Claire Lynch To release Whatcha Gonna Do

    posted on July 22, 2009
    Claire Lynch

    Claire Lynch, one of acoustic music’s most versatile singers, will release Whatcha Gonna Do September 15 on Rounder Records. A new Claire Lynch album does more than herald the arrival of a new collection of stellar vocals and tight, tasteful arrangem...

  • Termanology To release Time Machine - Hood Politics 6

    posted on July 21, 2009
    Termanology

    Less than a year after the release his official debut, Politics As Usual, Termanology returns with Time Machine (Hood Politics VI), on September 22 through his own ST. Records. It’s been a busy year for Termanology. Since the September 2008 release...

  • Demi Lovato To release Here We Go Again

    posted on July 21, 2009
    Demi Lovato

    Today marks the release of Demi Lovato's album Here We Go Again! The sophomore effort from the teen sensation features new, very personal songs that were written with a goal to "inspire people, to help them get through whatever they're going through ...

  • Jupiter One To release Sunshower

    posted on July 21, 2009
    Jupiter One

    A Sunshower can be a rare occurrence, but when these opposing forces meet, magic and allure is in the air. This is exactly why the NYC-based rockers, Jupiter One, chose the title (inspired by the Japanese short film Dreams by Akira Kurosawa) for thei...

  • Tal and Acacia To release Wake Me

    posted on July 21, 2009
    Tal & Acacia

    The duo—sisters Tal & Acacia—grew up in Portland, Maine, in a decidedly Christian household and attended an inner-city school their parents ran for underprivileged youth. Tal & Acacia first began songwriting and playing guitar as teenagers, while the...

  • Blue Stone To release Messages

    posted on July 20, 2009
    Blue Stone

    Fans of ethereal pop and artists such as Sarah, McLachlan, Enya, and Sarah Brightman should take notice of BLUE STONE. The Florida based act will have their new album, Messages, released on July 28th. The collection’s first single, the soothing yet p...

  • Baron Von Alias To release Timepiece

    posted on July 20, 2009
    Baron Von Alias

    After the success of his lyrical debut, Timepiece, UK MC BARON VON ALIAS is back with another installment from his musical history. Aligning himself with Netherlands based producer Arhat, the duo have adopted the blueprint encouraged by some of the g...

  • Porcupine Tree To release The Incident

    posted on July 20, 2009
    Porcupine Tree

    Beginnings, endings, and moments that change life forever form the thematic backbone of Porcupine Tree’s new album ‘The Incident’ (Roadrunner, Sept. 22). Inspired by a flashing road sign that reduced a horrible traffic accident to the antiseptic phra...

  • APSE To release Climb Up

    posted on July 20, 2009
    APSE

    In the fall of 2007, around APSE's 8th year as a band, Michael Gundlach and founding member Bobby relocated to the quiet shores of outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts and began living in virtual isolation. A few months into the move and for various reasons...

  • Juice Aleem To release Jerusalaam Come

    posted on July 20, 2009
    Juice Aleem

    Juice Aleem, long-acknowledged as one of the finest MCs the UK has ever produced has announced some exciting live shows! The sometime New Flesh and Gamma frontman who has also worked with Coldcut, Hextstatic, Evil 9 and Adam Freedland amongst many, m...

  • Simian Mobile Disco To release Temporary Pleasure

    posted on July 20, 2009
    Simian Mobile Disco

    Simian Mobile Disco's debut album Attack Decay Sustain Release garnered rave reviews and firmly established SMD as leaders of the acid house-rock-crossover scene. Off the back of the album’s success, the boys have toured Europe, America, Japan, etc. ...

  • Medeski Martin Wood To release Radiolarians 3

    posted on July 20, 2009
    Medeski Martin & Wood

    Restlessly inventive improvising trio Medeski Martin &Wood are set to release the third installment of The Radiolarian Series on August 4th, 2009. Recorded in December 2008, Radiolarians III perfectly sums up the themes, motifs and styles laid out in...

  • Marina Chello To release Whats Done Is Done

    posted on July 18, 2009
    Marina Chello

    “It’s all in the music,” says singer/songwriter Marina Chello. For a young woman who was raised in a music-steeped household, music has been everything for as long as she can remember. As Marina prepares to release her debut album on Crazy Joint/Bad ...

  • State Radio To release Let It Go

    posted on July 18, 2009
    State Radio

    The past 16 months have been nothing short of an intense journey for State Radio. The Boston-based trio toured relentlessly, bringing their blend of rock infused with reggae/ska influences to sold-out crowds of thousands from New York to Boston to C...

  • J-LP To release Struggle Hustle HipHop

    posted on July 18, 2009
    J-LP

    Although many artists ride the wave of success, only a few stay on top. Luckily for the Chicago rhymespitter J-LP, he has sailed straight to stardom. LP is a newcomer to the Hip-Hop game but he has already veteran presence.

  • Wallpaper To release Doodoo Face

    posted on July 18, 2009
    Wallpaper

    This summer has been the hottest on record for Oakland's club destroyers, Wallpaper. Following the remix of Das Racist's "Combination Pizza Hut & Taco Bell" (which Pitchfork and Village Voice both proclaimed the "Summer Jam of '09"), and a wildly con...

  • They Might Be Giants To release Here Comes Science

    posted on July 18, 2009
    They Might Be Giants

    Alternative rock legends They Might Be Giants are proud to announce the release of a brand new kids CD and full length animated DVD, Here Comes Science, the follow up to this years Grammy Award winning Best Children's Album Here Comes the 123s. The ...

  • Sam and Ruby To release Here and the Now

    posted on July 18, 2009
    Sam & Ruby

    Nashville-based duo Sam & Ruby gently blend R&B, folk and pop into a sound so immediately warm and welcoming that falling in love with their debut album is a foregone conclusion. Ruby Amanfu boasts a sophisticated, soulful voice with gospel-like conv...

  • Carly Patterson To release Back to the Beginning

    posted on July 18, 2009
    Carly Patterson

    Carly Patterson's new album Back to the Beginning is coming August 25 from Music Mind Records. Carly is best known as a gymnast—winning the Gold Medal for All-Around Gymnastics in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games—but the album’s release is a culmination...

  • Pac Div To release Grown Kid Syndrome

    posted on July 18, 2009
    Pac Div

    As Hip Hop attempts to regain its definition, fans have already defined it with Southern California trio, Pac Div. The group consists of brothers, Like and Mibbs, along with longtime friend BeYoung. The three came together in high school. While new t...

  • Brandi Carlile To release third untitled

    posted on July 17, 2009
    Brandi Carlile

    Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has announced the dates for her “Give Up The Ghost Traveling Show” beginning September 10th at The Depot in Salt Lake City, UT. The tour will make stops at legendary venues across the country including Chicago’s Hou...

  • Roy Jay To release Lucky Guy

    posted on July 17, 2009
    Roy Jay

    There’s a line on “Mungo Jerry,” from Roy Jay’s new album, Lucky Guy, that sums up the life and music of this successful entrepreneur turned musician: “I’m living the life that I wanted to live/When I need a hand, folks are happy to give.” Indeed, R...

  • Maino To release If Tomorrow Comes

    posted on July 17, 2009
    Maino

    After several setbacks, If Tomorrow Comes..., featuring the hit singles 'All The Above' ft. T-Pain, 'Hi Hater' and 'Million Bucks' ft. Swizz Beatz has finally been released on June 30th via Atlantic Records! "First, let's acknowledge the haters that ...

  • OTEP To release Smash the Control Machine

    posted on July 17, 2009
    OTEP

    Victory Records has signed Los Angeles recording artist Otep. Otep's has sold over half a million albums over the course of three studio albums. Singer, songwriter, renegade Otep Shamaya describes the band's music as "...a total and complete mutiny o...

  • Uncle Kracker To release Happy Hour

    posted on July 17, 2009
    Uncle Kracker

    Uncle Kracker closes a five-year gap between albums with the September 15th release of "Happy Hour," his fourth full-length effort and first outing since "Seventy Two and Sunny" in 2004. "Smile," the first single, which impacts Hot AC on July 13th...

  • Anti-Flag To release People or the Gun

    posted on July 17, 2009
    Anti-Flag

    The seventh full-length Anti-Flag release, "The People or the Gun" is in stores since June 9th. The first Anti-Flag release on SideOneDummy starts off fast and furious as Chris #2 takes aim at those who use the Bible to control the masses. If the alb...

  • Felix da Housecat To release He Was King

    posted on July 16, 2009
    Felix da Housecat

    “This is my electronic pop record,” preens Felix Da Housecat, midway through a world tour to promote his latest album He Was King. “Whereas Kittenz & The Glitz was straight up electro, He Was King is straight Felix Da Housecat pop with a nice electro...

  • Fruit Bats To release Ruminant Band

    posted on July 16, 2009
    Fruit Bats

    Over the course of three records, the last two on Sub Pop (2003’s Mouthfuls and 2005’s Spelled in Bones), Eric D. Johnson’s Fruit Bats have looked for ways to file down the cynical edge of modern life and found many. Using bright melodies, defiantly ...

  • Black Water Rising To release Black Water Rising

    posted on July 16, 2009
    Black Water Rising

    Hard rockers BLACK WATER RISING are proud to announce the worldwide digital release of their self-titled debut album. The self-titled debut from BLACK WATER RISING, is a collection of soul baring, angst ridden, riff heavy material that is proudly anc...

  • Shortyo To release King Of The Kounty

    posted on July 16, 2009
    Shortyo

    Hailing from Delaware County, PA, Shortyo's album "King Of The Kounty" is set for release on October 13th, 200ag9. "King Of The Kounty" will be distributed by E1 Entertainment (Formerly Koch Entertainment) and will be available at all music retail st...

  • Sissy Wish To release Beauties Never Die

    posted on July 16, 2009
    Sissy Wish

    Beauties Never Die is a daring leap forward for Bergen, Norway native Siri Wålberg (a.k.a. Sissy Wish), affirming her place at the forefront of a sea change in Scandinavian music that is reinventing pop. Marrying experimental elements with supremely ...

  • Yung LA To release Futuristic Leland

    posted on July 16, 2009
    Yung LA

    Truly good music, regardless of genre, finds its own level. It can't be denied. It can't even be defined, really, because it defies category and shuns labels. And when it's really good, it not only connects with listeners where they are, but it le...

  • George Strait To release Twang

    posted on July 16, 2009
    George Strait

    On the cover of George Strait’s new album, TWANG, he sits in the driver’s seat of a classic American Cadillac, strumming a toy guitar and mugging for the camera. It’s an unexpectedly playful photo for the Texas superstar, yet it perfectly captures th...

  • La Roux To release Quicksand EP

    posted on July 16, 2009
    La Roux

    On the day we meet in a West London pub, La Roux’s ‘In For The Kill’ has just risen up the charts to number two. Two days later, it’ll go up again to the top. By that point it had already spent a month in the higher reaches of the chart, gradually tr...

  • Heather Greene To release Sweet Otherwise

    posted on July 15, 2009
    Heather Greene

    Let me introduce you to Heather Greene, a beautiful and talented songstress, who is also one of the world's only female Scotch whiskey experts. Heather will be releasing her new album, Sweet Otherwise, October 6th on PavedEarthMusic. As one of the...

  • Patty Loveless To release Mountain Soul 2

    posted on July 15, 2009
    Patty Loveless

    Fans of roots music have asked Patty Loveless for years to reprise the Appalachian sound of her 2001 Mountain Soul CD, and now she has. Saguaro Road Records will issue Mountain Soul II on September 29. Like its predecessor, the album will feature Pat...

  • Spectaculars To release You Can Look Up Now

    posted on July 15, 2009
    Spectaculars

    Minneapolis' The Spectaculars are back from what seems to be one hell of an inspiration-gathering bender. A touring leg in Europe and countless shows stateside seemed to have led to someone’s basement, where crates of crackly, 70s soul records plus 8...

  • Yea Big and Kid Static To release Future's Looking Grim

    posted on July 15, 2009
    Yea Big & Kid Static

    That's right, they're back! They're back with 11 bangy glitchers, full of cacophonous synths, syllabic tumbling and enough boom-bap and flow for even the most staunch heads. The blend of Static's old-schoolish narratives with Big's affinity for high-...

  • Tantric To release Mind Control

    posted on July 14, 2009
    Tantric

    TANTRIC’s fourth album, MIND CONTROL, will now be released August 4 on the Silent Majority Group label (through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group). Originally scheduled for July 21, the album was produced by Brett Hestla (Creed, Framing H...

  • Talia Coles To release The Doll

    posted on July 14, 2009
    Talia Coles

    Singer-Songwriter, Dancer, Actress and Humanitarian Talia Coles is the latest find from Warner Music Group A/R Maven and Kevin Liles protegee, JoJo Brim, and the first artist released under her own new Music Based Content Company "Couture Music". Ta...

  • Amy Serrata To release Amy Serrata

    posted on July 14, 2009
    Amy Serrata

    Singer + Songwriter, Amy Serrata creates music intended to heal and bring people together. Amy’s interest in singing arose at an early age listening to the sounds of Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Louis Armstrong to name a few. She sung...

  • Gene Dante To release The Romantic Lead

    posted on July 14, 2009
    Gene Dante and the Future Starlets

    Gene Dante is the master of the dichotomy. He is both a musician and an actor; a songwriter, with his mind drawn inward, and a performer, with his energy focused outward. The music he creates is both flamboyantly glamorous and strikingly gritty. It r...

  • Rodrigo y Gabriela To release 11:11

    posted on July 13, 2009
    Rodrigo y Gabriela

    Rodrigo y Gabriela will release their new studio album, entitled “11:11” on Rubyworks, on Monday 7th September. “11:11” was recorded in Ixtapa, Mexico. The album has been produced by Rodrigo y Gabriela, with John Leckie co-producing one of the tracks...

  • Or the Whale To release Or the Whale

    posted on July 13, 2009
    Or the Whale

    “Voices everywhere, caught again in the devil’s snare,” belts lead vocalist and guitarist Alex Robins of San Francisco-based Or, the Whale on the second song of the band’s newest album. The song, “Datura,” is a rollicking ode to the hallucinogenic pr...

  • Toro Y Moi To release Blessa - 109

    posted on July 13, 2009
    Toro Y Moi

    Toro Y Moi is the musical creation of 22 year old Columbia, South Carolina resident Chaz Bundick. Carpark will release two very different Toro Y Moi full lengths in 2010. The two songs on this single are representative of those two albums. The single...

  • Black Mold To release Snow Blindness is Crystal Antz

    posted on July 13, 2009
    Black Mold

    A warped and mutated blend of the futuristic and the organic, Snow Blindness is Crystal Antz is the debut album from Black Mold - the electronic alter-ego of songwriter and 2009 Polaris Finalist Chad VanGaalen. With Black Mold, VanGaalen is allowed t...

  • UUVVWWZ To release UUVVWWZ

    posted on July 13, 2009
    UUVVWWZ

    UUVVWWZ started as a band in 2007 in Lincoln, Nebraska. When we came up with the name we laughed. I wrote it on a ripped up brown paper bag that we had drawn some of our song structures on and pronounced while pointing, “Double ‘U’ double ‘V’ double ...

  • Katzenjammer To release Bar in Amsterdam

    posted on July 13, 2009
    Katzenjammer

    Katzenjammer, should not be missed as the live energy generated at the show could be enough to power the city for the whole summer. The New York Times have dubbed these Norwegian women “deft and charming”. Drink, dear rebels and drink again. Katze...

  • Hugh Cornwell To release Hooverdam

    posted on July 13, 2009
    Hugh Cornwell

    Hugh Cornwell is a man with equal parts grit and wit. He has been an acclaimed writer and live performer since his time as the primary songwriter, singer, and guitarist of punk and new wave legends The Stranglers. His recently released eighth album...

  • Brian Bonz To release From Sumi to Japan

    posted on July 11, 2009
    Brian Bonz

    It all began in Sunset Park. A diverse neighborhood with a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline, the hilly Brooklyn neighborhood was home to talented musician Brian Bonz. As the city around him went through multiple incarnations, Bonz began wri...

  • YACHT To release See Mystery Lights

    posted on July 11, 2009
    YACHT

    After releasing three albums of original music, touring worldwide, and making scores of remixes for bands like Stereolab, Ratatat, and Architecture in Helsinki, Jona Bechtolt, the former half of The Blow otherwise known as YACHT, has taken his "life ...

  • Anjulie To release Anjulie

    posted on July 11, 2009
    Anjulie

    Pop chanteuse Anjulie continues to wow fans across the US on her month-long tour. If you haven’t tuned in to her eclectic style of pop music, now's your chance! Beginning this week, Anjulie is one of five bands featured this summer as part of mtvU’s ...

  • DespairsRay To release Redeemer

    posted on July 11, 2009
    D'espairsRay

    Bo BentonHIZUMI (Vocal), KARYU (Guitar), ZERO (Bass), and TSUKASA (Drums) make up D’espairsRay (Dis-pairz’-ray) who formed on 9/9/99 in Tokyo. They have garnered vast attention on the indie scene since their formation with their distinctive sound, un...

  • Brittani Senser To release After Love

    posted on July 11, 2009
    Brittani Senser

    Brittani Senser set to release her debut album "After Love". The album features appearances from artists like David Banner, Bobby Valentino, and is packed with chart topping hits such as "Cupid (I'm Calling On You)", "Piece of Me" ft Bobby Valentino...

  • Fabolous To release Loso's Way

    posted on July 11, 2009
    Fabolous

    It takes talent to make the struggle to succeed seem effortless, but that is the gift that separates artists like Brooklyn’s John Jackson, aka Fabolous, from the everyday MC. While most rappers spend more and more time convincing the masses of their ...

  • Adam Lambert To release On With the Show

    posted on July 10, 2009
    Adam Lambert

    Adam Lambert's debut album is coming out much earlier than planned, some time this summer. Before he became a household name, the flamboyant singer spent three years recording songs for Los Angeles-based Wilshire Records. The label has joined forces ...

  • Jet To release Shaka Rock

    posted on July 10, 2009
    Jet

    JET, the Australian rockers, will release their highly anticipated third studio album Shaka Rock on August 25th on their newly created Real Horrorshow Records through the Five Seven Music imprint with distribution and services through EMI Label Servi...

  • Third Eye Blind To release Ursa Major

    posted on July 10, 2009
    Third Eye Blind

    Waiting six years to release a new album would be career suicide for many bands, but Third Eye Blind is still very much alive. The band scored hits in the '90s and early part of this decade such as "Semi-Charmed Life," "Jumper," and "Never Let You Go...

  • Sareem Poems To release Black and Read All Over

    posted on July 10, 2009
    Sareem Poems

    For Sareem Poems, love is the revolution. This Long Beach, California emcee stays on the humble while combining complex metaphors, catchy hooks and heavy bass tone vocals. His positive music changes expectations within Hiphop as he speaks with veraci...

  • Peter Broderick To release Music for Falling from Trees

    posted on July 10, 2009
    Peter Broderick

    In late 2008, Adrienne Hart contacted me about scoring her new work, FALLING FROM TREES. In Adrienne's words, "The piece is set in a psychiatric hospital and centered around one man's struggle to retain his identity in the most extreme of circumstanc...

  • I Am Alaska To release To Elude the Architect

    posted on July 10, 2009
    I Am Alaska

    "To Elude The Architect" is the second EP to be released from I Am Alaska and is a more mature step in song writing then the previous effort released last year. The songs are all about escaping out of the surroundings presented to you.

  • Livvi Franc To release debut

    posted on July 9, 2009
    Livvi Franc

    British born, Barbados-bred singer Livvi Franc dominates the top of the U.S. dance chart for the second week in a row with her “empowering anthem “Now I’m That Bitch” featuring Pitbull. Currently, the song ranks No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club S...

  • Chelsea Girls To release Chelsea Girls

    posted on July 9, 2009
    Chelsea Girls

    The hottest girls in the music biz are playing the greatest songs ever written. It's a Rock-n-Roll party not to be missed. Joining the band live onstage for impromptu jams and sit-ins will be a non-stop parade of famous friends and new celebrity fans...

  • Hope Sandoval To release Through The Devil Softly

    posted on July 8, 2009
    Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions

    Since the release of Mazzy Star's debut album She Hangs Brightly, Hope Sandoval has defined the sound and style of California psychedelic dream pop. The world took notice when the breakthrough single "Fade Into You" (from sophomore album So Tonight T...

  • Swollen Members To release Armed To The Teeth

    posted on July 8, 2009
    Swollen Members

    Vancouver based Swollen Members and Battle Axe Records have formed a partnership California based Suburban Noize Records for the release of the group’s upcoming new projects. The first release under the partnership will be Swollen Members heavily ant...

  • La Coka Nostra To release Brand You Can Trust

    posted on July 8, 2009
    La Coka Nostra

    LA COKA NOSTRA is proud to announce a July 14 release date for their debut full-length album, A Brand You Can Trust. This is the group’s first release on Suburban Noize Records. LCN features Mr. White (Everlast, House of Pain), DJ Lethal (House of Pa...

  • Dead Weather To release Horehound

    posted on July 8, 2009
    Dead Weather

    Following on the successful heels of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, Jack White has now joined forces with Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Jack Lawrence (The Raconteurs) and Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age) to form a rock band called The Dea...

  • Heavy Young Heathens To release Heavy Young Heathens

    posted on July 8, 2009
    Heavy Young Heathens

    They are not foreign. They are not Vegan. They are not Blonde. They have not dated Winona Ryder like every other musician. They do not "Buzz". They do not steal fur coats. They do not Blog....that much. They do not have iPhones. They do not get table...

  • RX Bandits To release Mandala

    posted on July 8, 2009
    RX Bandits

    Southern California's multifaceted prog-psych-punk quartet RX Bandits launches a massive US tour this week in support of its forthcoming fifth proper album Mandala. The long-running band's highly anticipated disc hits shelves via Sargent House on Jul...

  • Vinyl Life To release Vinyl Life

    posted on July 8, 2009
    Vinyl Life

    Hell with computers... this is the analog Sh!T... its Innovation baby! It's time to have some fun. The boys in Vinyl Life have been at it for years rocking classic Hip-Hop, rave and house cassettes while at the same time collecting an impressive arra...

  • Rasheeda To release Certified Hot Chick

    posted on July 7, 2009
    Rasheeda

    Be on the lookout for the release of "Certified" -- the official mixtape from southern Hip-Hop pioneer, Rasheeda to promote her upcoming fifth solo album, "Certified Hot Chick". "Certified" is the second installment in Block Starz Music's popular...

  • VIC To release debut-album

    posted on July 7, 2009
    V.I.C.

    Michael “Mr. Collipark” Crooms is the lasting breed of rap mogul: a talented musician in his own right with an uncanny knack for spotting and shaping talent. You know his work with the Ying Yang Twins. You definitely know his work with Soulja Boy. Wh...

  • Black Whales To release Origins

    posted on July 7, 2009
    Black Whales

    Black Whales (black * whAYles), n. : Flowers on drugs, warm-hearted spaghetti-westerns, reverb-soaked, tubey riffs in the hay amidst an organized chaos of booming and danceable rhythms, honey-sticky melodics, jangly guitar hooks, tambourines, shaker ...

  • Allegro To release Forever

    posted on July 7, 2009
    Allegro

    ALLEGRO are just not like every band nowadays. It's not enough to tell tales of Spanish transvestites, old boys on the run in Spain, pixies enchanting ones dreams, or even to simply declare that they are gonna Steal Your City Lights (which they undou...

  • Anti-Pop Consortium To release Fluorescent Black

    posted on July 7, 2009
    Anti-Pop Consortium

    Six years after they parted ways to pursue separate projects, Anti-Pop Consortium have reunited and recorded their fourth album, "Fluorescent Black," slated for release September 29th on Big Dada Recordings. APC, who took Hip Hop by surprise with the...

  • Wolf and Cub To release Science and Sorcery

    posted on July 7, 2009
    Wolf & Cub

    Pigeon Versus Statue is pleased to announce the U.S. digital release of Wolf & Cub’s album, Science And Sorcery on August 4th (through Dot Dash). It’s more than two years since Wolf & Cub broke cover with their debut album, Vessels. Those two years s...

  • A Clear Blurr To release Trigonometry

    posted on July 6, 2009
    A Clear Blurr

    A Clear Blurr is gearing up to release their second studio album, Trigonometry, out September 29th, 2009. The band chose to work with John Collura (former guitarist for The Atari’s) who produced the record at Silent Owl Studios in Orange County, NY....

  • Carmen Reece To release Love in Stereo

    posted on July 6, 2009
    Carmen Reece

    UK sensation Carmen Reece is U.S. bound with a hot new sound that is set to wow listeners and critics worldwide. In fact, as she puts the finishing touches on her debut album, Love in Stereo, ground-floor fans are hailing HER as a “Diva 2.0” and draw...

  • Pigface To release 6

    posted on July 6, 2009
    Pigface

    Detroit-based label Full Effect Records recently signed Martin Atkins' legendary Industrial supergroup PIGFACE and released the album 6 on June 16th. PIGFACE members have included a virtual who's-who of Industrial dance music. Past contributors inclu...

  • Eva To release In The Beginning

    posted on July 6, 2009
    Eva

    "Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a singer," confesses Eva in a bubbly, confident voice. The 19-year-old bourgeoning pop singer is positioning herself to follow in the footsteps of some of her childhood idols, Britney Spears, Christina Aguiler...

  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band To release Speed of Life

    posted on July 6, 2009
    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -- the iconic and profoundly influential group often cited as the catalysts for an entire movement in country and roots music -- have finished work on their first studio album in five years, 'Speed of Life.' Out September 22 on...

  • Sondre Lerche To release Heartbeat Radio

    posted on July 6, 2009
    Sondre Lerche

    September 8, 2009 will see the release of Sondre Lerche's new album ‘Heartbeat Radio,' his debut for Rounder Records and the start of an ambitious new chapter for the widely praised singer. The twelve-track collection of expansive, orchestral pop wil...

  • Vivian Girls To release Everything Goes Wrong

    posted on July 6, 2009
    Vivian Girls

    Vivian Girls have had an extremely eventful couple of years as a band, from appearing at major festivals, to playing the Bowery Ballroom about a million times, to having their own question on Jeopardy. The band spoke with Pitchfork’s Tom Breihan back...

  • Beastie Boys To release Hot Sauce Committee part 1

    posted on July 6, 2009
    Beastie Boys

    The title, release date and complete track listing for Beastie Boys’ eighth studio album have been confirmed: Hot Sauce Committee Part 1 will be released September 15 by Capitol in multiple configurations including a 5.1 surround mix and will consist...

  • Tone Trump To release Trump Life

    posted on July 3, 2009
    Tone Trump

    Tone Trump is set to release his newest album, "Trump Life", through Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes, an online promotion company based out of Portland, Oregon. Trump will be the first artist and album that is officially endorsed through Coast 2 Coast Mix...

  • Miley Cyrus To release Miley Cyrus

    posted on July 3, 2009
    Miley Cyrus

    Miley Cyrus is making her fall tour a family affair: The teen pop star announced that her big brother, Trace, will join her on road with his synth-pop band Metro Station as her opening act. Starting on September 14th, the Cyrus clan will criss-cro...

  • Wilco To release Wilco

    posted on July 3, 2009
    Wilco

    Wilco's eighth album, and seventh studio effort, "Wilco (The Album)," (Nonesuch) was leaked on the Internet five weeks before its official June 30th release date. Then came news of former member Jay Bennett death on May 24th. "It was really kind o...

  • Mando Diao To release Give Me Fire

    posted on July 3, 2009
    Mando Diao

    When a rock band chooses a hip hop producer it often creates lots of negative publicity for the band because "hardcore fans" are skeptic and negative about it even before the album comes out. Swedish Mando Diao have in course of four albums proved...

  • The Used To release Artwork

    posted on July 3, 2009
    The Used

    The Used worked on their fourth studio album throughout all of 2008. They took several breaks while working on the album to be the headlining band on the inaugural "Get a Life Tour" and to play shows Jakarta, Indonesia; Seoul, South Korea; and the 'S...

  • Chevelle To release Sci-Fi Crimes

    posted on July 3, 2009
    Chevelle

    Chevelle has set September 8th as the release date for its fifth studio album, titled "Sci-Fi Crimes". The first single, "Jars", which the band has been playing on recent live dates, impacts Rock on June 30th. The disc follows up 2007's "Vena Sera". ...

  • Drake To release So Far Gone

    posted on July 3, 2009
    Drake

    In just the last few years, Canadian rapper/actor, Drake has supplanted himself as a Hip Hop artist to watch in 2009. With his latest mixtape, So Far Gone, dropping last week, the Toronto transplant spoke to Complex.com about the new project, compari...

  • Enter Shikari To release Common Dreads

    posted on July 2, 2009
    Enter Shikari

    The buzz on U.K. favorites ENTER SHIKARI continues to flourish at home and across the Atlantic as the St. Albans, England-based quartet—who audaciously melds hardcore punk with pulse-pumping drum’n’bass and dark, gut-churning dubstep--debuts at #16 o...

  • Civil Twilight To release Civil Twilight

    posted on July 2, 2009
    Civil Twilight

    Depending on your background, the term "power trio" may bring to mind the '60s sonic depth-charges launched by the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Cream; the twisty prog-rock styles of mid-'70s King Crimson and Rush; or the post-grunge bash of Seether an...

  • Berlin To release All The Way In

    posted on July 2, 2009
    Berlin

    Berlin’s electro-pop sound features the enduring and assertive voice of Terri Nunn, which is why ALL THE WAY IN is the most preferable place to hear this Los Angeles-based group's music. Berlin made its first national impression with the provocative ...

  • Lil Ru To release 21 and Up

    posted on July 2, 2009
    Lil Ru

    As the South continues to have its way with hip-hop, its native sons are putting their respective cities on the map. South Carolina rapper Lil’ Ru mixes the best of the area’s signature sounds to create his own style of Southern hip-hop, displayed on...

  • Matt Brouwer To release Wheres Our Revolution

    posted on July 2, 2009
    Matt Brouwer

    “I hope my music is an invitation for people to engage in the celebration of life, both the great times and the difficult stuff too. No matter how the specifics of our experiences differ, the essence of what we go through is the same. Music helps us ...

  • Trailer Choir To release Off The Hillbilly Hook

    posted on July 2, 2009
    Trailer Choir

    Popular music occasionally yields songs that capture an idea on the cusp of cultural consciousness. "How Do You Like Me Now?!” “Walk This Way.” “Hey Good Lookin’.” These catchphrase concepts immediately become part of the American lexicon or, perhaps...

  • Calle 13 To release Sin Mapa

    posted on July 2, 2009
    Calle 13

    In Their First Film Documentary, The Socially Outspoken And Critically Praised GRAMMY Winners From Puerto Rico Take Viewers Along On A South American Journey "Without A Map" That Looks To Shed The Trappings of Modern Celebrity In Order To Find The Tr...

  • Mack 10 To release Soft White

    posted on July 2, 2009
    Mack 10

    West Coast gangster rap icon and Hoo-Bangin’ Entertainment label owner Mack 10 is preparing to set the summer ablaze with the release of his ninth CD, Soft White (Hoo-Bangin'/Fontana/Universal) on August 25, 2009. The first single “So Sharp” features...

  • Ginuwine To release A Mans Thoughts

    posted on July 1, 2009
    Ginuwine

    R&B superstar Ginuwine has entered Billboard’s Top 200 at #9 with his 6th studio album, A Man's Thoughts. The album, out June 23 on Notifi/Asylum/Warner Bros. boasts a Bryan Michael-Cox produced hit single “Last Chance,” which has implanted itself in...

  • Victorian English Gentlemens Club To release Love On An Oil Rig

    posted on July 1, 2009
    Victorian English Gentlemens Club

    Since the release of their first album, The Victorian English Gentlemens Club toured for too long, then locked themselves away. They wrote 100 songs, disposed of 78 humanely, and have now laid out the remaining dozen on a 3” silver platter, for your ...

  • Florence Rawlings To release A Fool In Love

    posted on July 1, 2009
    Florence Rawlings

    If you don’t know the name Florence Rawlings yet, then you won’t have heard her voice. The latest signing to Mike Batt’s Dramatico Records (Katie Melua, Marianne Faithfull, Carla Bruni), this 20 year-old Londoner is set to become a household name wit...

  • Jacki-O To release Ms Pacman Money Hungry

    posted on July 1, 2009
    Jacki-O

    It was only a few months ago that Miami Hip-Hop artist, Jacki-O, released her successful independent sophomore album, "Lil' Red Riding Hood". Now she returns on the scene with a brand new mixtapes titled "Ms. Pacman: Money Hungry"; ready to prove tha...

  • D Black To release Ali Yah

    posted on July 1, 2009
    D.Black

    D.Black, a Seattle, Washington-based emcee, is proud to announce the release of Ali'Yah. The album, D.Black's sophomore effort, which features production from Jake One and Vitamin D, will be available September 15 via Sportn' Life Records/MYX Music L...