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  • Tyler Hilton Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 30, 2010
    Tyler Hilton

    Some first saw this next artist when he was opening for Hanson yet some saw him as the king himself Elvis Presley to one you loved to hate on One Tree Hill to playing Taylor Swift’s “Drew” but no matter what you may think of him, Tyler Hilton writes...

  • Nellie McKay To release Home Sweet Mobile Home

    posted on August 28, 2010
    Nellie McKay

    You should know that Nellie McKay is hard to categorize. She’s done Brecht on Broadway, opened for Lou Reed at Carnegie Hall, sung Woody Allen movie songs at the Hollywood Bowl, performed on A Prairie Home Companion, duetted with Eartha Kitt and Tri...

  • Nelly To release Tippin In Da Club

    posted on August 28, 2010

    NELLY’s highly anticipated sixth album, 5.0., will be released by Universal Motown Records on November 16, 2010. Produced by Jim Jonsin and Rico Love, “Just a Dream” has been serviced to Top 40 and rhythm crossover formats. Entertainment Weekly raves...

  • Elizabeth and the Catapult To release The Other Side Of Zero

    posted on August 28, 2010
    Elizabeth & The Catapult

    “I’d hope there’s humor to both of our albums, but they’re actually quite different from one another,” says Elizabeth Ziman, the singer/ songwriter/ keyboardist behind Elizabeth & the Catapult. “While Taller Children has the sarcastic lightness of a ...

  • Young The Giant Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 27, 2010
    Young The Giant

    Young The Giant will digitally release their self-titled debut album on October 26, 2010, via Roadrunner Records and are set to embark on a run of September North American support dates with Marina and The Diamonds beginning September 1 in Boston. ...

  • Fefe Dobson To release Joy

    posted on August 27, 2010
    Fefe Dobson

    For her second Island Def Jam album, the aptly named Joy, the young, 24-year-old industry veteran Felicia “Fefe” Dobson is finally embracing her roots, with a no-holds-barred collection of full-throttle rock & roll that spotlights her skills as a sin...

  • Alyssa Bernal To release In Love Again For The First Time

    posted on August 27, 2010
    Alyssa Bernal

    When multiplatinum artist and producer Pharrell Williams is so anxious to get in touch with someone that he contacts their high school to try and track them down, you know that there is something special happening. When that happened to singer-songw...

  • Lights Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 27, 2010

    Keytar-wielding synth-pop sensation LIGHTS will hit the road this fall on a nationwide headlining tour. The dates, which come on the heels of her successful international run with Owl City, kick off October 13th in Thunder Bay, ONT and run through No...

  • Molice To release Catalystrock

    posted on August 26, 2010

    When Rinko and Yuzuru formed Molice in 2007, they had something most young bands don’t: a vision. Valuing the lessons learned from the dissolve of their previous band China Chop, they set about crafting a more focused unit, taking their love for the ...

  • My Dying Bride To release Evinta

    posted on August 26, 2010
    My Dying Bride

    2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the UK doom titan, My Dying Bride. To commemorate two decades of doom and gloom, the band embarked upon a project to re-work familiar melodies and themes from My Dying Bride’s extensive catalogue into long, flowing...

  • The Liars To release Proud Evolution

    posted on August 26, 2010

    Liars will release a new single, Proud Evolution, as a six track EP on October 19th, 2010. The new EP features a remix from Thom Yorke, a live version recorded at Music Hall Of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, plus three exclusive new b-sides “Come Now”, “T...

  • Kavinsky To release Nightcall EP

    posted on August 26, 2010

    Kavinsky is back, and ready to drop his newest single “Nightcall” on September 10th via the legendary French electronic imprint Record Makers. Fans don’t have to wait that long to catch a glimpse though- today, we’re excited to offer you not one, but...

  • Rod Stewart To release Fly Me To The Moon

    posted on August 26, 2010
    Rod Stewart

    Back by popular demand, J Records recording artist Rod Stewart’s chart-topping, multi-platinum, and Grammy Award-winning The Great American Songbook series will add a fifth title to the collection with the release of FLY ME TO THE MOON …THE GREAT AME...

  • Ingrid Michaelson Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 26, 2010
    Ingrid Michaelson

    Indie singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, well known for her live performances that balance honest emotion with her own quirky humor, will be heading out on a national headlining fall tour in support of her new single, “Parachute,” out September 14t...

  • DJ Spinna To release Strange Games and Funky Things 5

    posted on August 26, 2010
    DJ Spinna

    The Strange Games... series which began in the summer of 1997, represents the blueprint for modern R&B and rap music. It joins the dots between 70s soul, 80s rare groove and 90s mass market hip hop. This compilation contains a wide variety of styles ...

  • Mohombi To release Movemeant

    posted on August 25, 2010

    Universal Music is partnering with super producer RedOne (Michael Jackson, Sean Kingston, Enrique Iglesias, Akon, and Lady Gaga) on a new label, 2101 Records, and is launching with the unique powerhouse talent of Mohombi. The 23-year-old singer/song...

  • Janes Addiction To release Live Voodoo

    posted on August 25, 2010
    Jane's Addiction

    In 2009, Jane’s Addiction spooked up a musical celebration on Halloween Night at the Voodoo Experience in New Orleans. On August 31, Eagle Rock will capture their one-of-a-kind concert experience on their first ever live DVD and Blu-ray: Live Voodoo....

  • TsuShiMaMiRe To release Sex On The Beach

    posted on August 25, 2010

    Blending elements of punk, Avant Garde, free jazz, ska, surf, and that funky “je ne sais quoi” possessed by many Japanese girl bands, TsuShiMaMiRe consists of Yayoi (bass), Mari (guitar and vocals), and Mizue (drums). The band was formed in 1999 w...

  • Bruno Mars Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 25, 2010
    Bruno Mars

    Elektra recording artist Bruno Mars has announced the release of his hugely anticipated debut album. “DOO–WOPS & HOOLIGANS” – which includes the smash single, “Just The Way You Are” – arrives in stores and at all online retailers on October 5th. ...

  • Dar Williams To release Many Great Companions

    posted on August 25, 2010
    Dar Williams

    Dar Williams is set to release her eighth studio album, Many Great Companions, via Razor & Tie on October 12th. Many Great Companions is a new album of Dar Williams classics recorded acoustically with special guests, with an additional disc of Willi...

  • Steel Train Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 25, 2010
    Steel Train

    New Jersey rock band Steel Train is excited to announce that they will share the stage with the cast of beloved kid's show Yo Gabba Gabba! on the "Yo Gabba Gabba Live!" tour. Among the other "Super Music Friends" guests on the tour are Mates of Stat...

  • Big Boi Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 25, 2010
    Big Boi

    One half of Grammy Award winning Diamond selling hip-hop duo Outkast, Big Boi, sets dates for the Son Of Chico Dusty U.S nationwide tour in support of his critically acclaimed debut album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Starting August...

  • Gappy Ranks To release Put The Stereo On

    posted on August 24, 2010
    Gappy Ranks

    Having started a buzz on the UK music scene as part of the dancehall collective Suncycle and working with the likes of Twista and Lethal B, Greensleeves Recording artist, Gappy Ranks, is set to release his debut solo album, PUT THE STEREO ON, August...

  • Mindless Behavior To release Number 1 Girl

    posted on August 24, 2010
    Mindless Behavior

    On Tuesday, August 24, the future truly arrives with the release on iTunes of “My Girl,” the debut single from the four talented 13-year-old boys of Mindless Behavior--Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton. The bubbly, infectious track, produc...

  • Julie Christmas To release The Bad Wife

    posted on August 24, 2010
    Julie Christmas

    Brooklyn singer Julie Christmas has announced the upcoming release of her first solo record, The Bad Wife, this fall. Often celebrated for her intense vocal acrobatics in heavy-hitting bands like Made Out of Babies, Battle of Mice and the supergroup ...

  • ZacPoor To release debut EP

    posted on August 24, 2010

    AMI Records and Executive Music Group is proud to announce the exclusive, digital-only, debut EP from pop-rock artist ZACPOOR titled Let’s Just Call It Heartbreak is on sale now. Available only at iTunes, Amazon, and major digital retailers, the seve...

  • Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 24, 2010
    Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

    Grammy Award Winning seminal hip hop vocal group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will kick off the second leg of their hit club tour in Boise, ID on September 22, at the Knitting Factory. The E. 1999 Eternal Tour is the follow up to the 36 date run which conclu...

  • Jason Boland Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 24, 2010
    Jason Boland

    Fronted by singer-songwriter-guitarist JASON BOLAND, the band has independently released five studio albums and two live discs including 2010’s High In The Rockies: A Live Album. They’ve sold 200,000 albums while amassing critical acclaim for their d...

  • Miami Horror To release Illimunation

    posted on August 24, 2010
    Miami Horror

    Melbourne Australia's psychedelic indie-electronic adventurers Miami Horror are pleased to announce the release of their debut, Illumination, out August 24th. The release comes at the heels of two years of teeth-cutting live shows. In conjunction wit...

  • The Futureheads Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 24, 2010
    The Futureheads

    Following their highly acclaimed East Coast run earlier this summer, The Futureheads are thrilled to announce a batch of West Coast/Southwest performances. The tour is set to kick off in Seattle on September 29 and will wrap in Houston on October 13,...

  • Los Campesinos To release All's Well That Ends

    posted on August 24, 2010
    Los Campesinos

    Following their acclaimed new album, Romance Is Boring, released earlier this year, everyone’s favorite, ever-prolific Wales-based pop rockers Los Campesinos! are excited to release a four-track EP of reworked songs from that record today on Arts & C...

  • Tamaryn To release The Waves

    posted on August 24, 2010

    San Francisco's Tamaryn, will release their debut full length entitled The Waves September 14th on Mexican Summer. Live shows have been announced including a record release show with Weekend in San Francisco.

  • Meridene To release Something Like Blood

    posted on August 24, 2010

    Amble Down Records is excited to announce the pre-order availability of Meridene's outstanding sophomore release, Something Like Blood, and with the news, are giving away the album's second single, "Parade of Fools." Recorded by Meridene at Bon Ive...

  • The Devil Wears Prada To release Zombie EP

    posted on August 24, 2010
    The Devil Wears Prada

    Prepare to do battle with Zombies today, Tuesday, August 24, 2010, as today is the day that The Devil Wears Prada's conceptual Zombie EP is released. TDWP has been getting stellar reviews for Zombie EP, and the EP has just become the biggest pre-orde...

  • Timbuktu To release Stranger Danger

    posted on August 23, 2010

    Timbuktu. Just saying the word conjures up images of a place long thought impossible to find. London, Ontario. Now that’s a different story. But out of London comes an MC, one whose raucous debauchery, intense beats and insane live shows conjures up...

  • Audio Playground To release Shadows

    posted on August 23, 2010
    Audio Playground

    Edmonton, Alberta-based Audio Playground is the latest collaboration between Canadian producers Rubix & DRC and singer Anthony Gitto. The trio came together in June of 2009 and immediately burned up the music charts and the dance floor with its first...

  • Far From Finished To release Forgettable

    posted on August 23, 2010
    Far From Finished

    Emerging as the new standard from Massachusetts’ storied musical legacy, FAR FROM FINISHED have announced August 31, 2010 as the official release date for their highly-anticipated Old Shoe Records’ debut, ironically titled FORGETTABLE. Vocalist Steve...

  • Donavon Frankenreiter To release Glow

    posted on August 23, 2010
    Donavon Frankenreiter

    Singer/songwriter/pro surfer Donavon Frankenreiter is set to release his fourth album, Glow, October 5th on his own label, Liquid Tambourine Records (through Warner Music Group's Independent Label Group). Frankenreiter has been a busy man this summer...

  • Slaine To release A World With No Skies

    posted on August 23, 2010

    Boston rapper Slaine, of the rap super group, La Coka Nostra, has announced an October 26th release date for his upcoming debut solo album, "A World With No Skies". The album will surface on Suburban Noize Records and is slated to feature guest appea...

  • The Orbans To release When We Were Wild

    posted on August 23, 2010
    The Orbans

    The Orbans are pleased to announce the release of their debut album When We Were Wild. Produced by Adam Lasus (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Yo La Tengo, Clem Snide), the album is full of catchy gems that take you on an energetic and eclectic ride of pu...

  • Celph Titled To release Nineteen Ninety Now

    posted on August 23, 2010
    Celph Titled & Buckwild

    Its finally here and a hip-hop renaissance is about to begin showing that the lessons from the past can be combined with the innovations of the present, as Celph Titled and Buckwild have joined forces to create a neo-classic with Nineteen Ninety Now;...

  • Alexia Rodriguez To release Lexia: Underground Sounds

    posted on August 23, 2010

    Eyes Set To Kill’s frontwoman Alexia Rodriguez has set an October 12th, 2010 release date for her new solo album “Lexia: Underground Sounds”. The album is set to include acoustic versions of classic Eyes Set To Kill tracks, a cover of Radiohead’s “Cl...

  • Erk Tha Jerk To release Hood Nerd 2

    posted on August 23, 2010
    Erk Tha Jerk

    On Erk Tha Jerk's Hood Nerd 2: Memoirs Of The Invisible Man, Erk ends his first song, "One In A Million Freestyle" with, "The mixtape free, no charge it's on me/ These throw away moves, you can keep the music." He's being modest. While the mixtape ma...

  • Chico Mann To release Analog Drift

    posted on August 23, 2010
    Chico Mann

    The sounds of Africa have taken multi-instrumentalist Chico Mann—aka Marcos García—all over the world. So it’s fitting that on Analog Drift, his second album and first for Wax Poetics Records, he’s returning the favor. Over the course of twelve thump...

  • Gold Motel To release Summer House

    posted on August 20, 2010
    Gold Motel

    GOLD MOTEL, featuring Chicago natives Greta Morgan from The Hush Sound and members of This is Me Smiling announce the release of their debut Summer House – which will be released via RedEye Distribution later this fall. To celebrate the new release,...

  • The Radio Dept To release Never Follow Suit EP

    posted on August 20, 2010
    The Radio Dept

    New York, suffer no more. One of the most feverishly adored bands on the indie pop scene is finally coming to the USA. After teasing the lusty blogosphere for four years, The Radio Dept. released their highly anticipated and rapturously received albu...

  • The Bodies Obtained To release I Cry When You Cry

    posted on August 20, 2010
    The Bodies Obtained

    Ladies and gentlemen, the schizophrenic sounds of The Bodies Obtained have returned. With their first two opuses, 2008’s From The Top Of My Tree and 2009’s Dead Plans, the mysterious Detroit-based project set the bar for underground experimental musi...

  • Vonnegutt To release The Appetizer EP

    posted on August 20, 2010

    Atlanta's Vonnegutt may not immediately ring a bell, but there's a good chance you've already heard them play and seen them perform. Providing the hook on Big Boi's current single "Follow Us," having shared festival and late night television stages ...

  • Gilles Peterson To release Worldwide A Celebration Of His Syndicated Radio Show

    posted on August 20, 2010
    Gilles Peterson

    Music lover, record collector, DJ, broadcaster… Perhaps most famous for his much loved genre-exploding radio shows on BBC Radio 1 (and 17 other stations around the world including Japan’s leading commercial station J-Wave), Gilles Peterson’s insatiab...

  • Quarterfly To release Do You Believe

    posted on August 20, 2010

    Spartanburg, SC-based modern rock quartet Quarterfly has signed to Rock Ridge Music and will be releasing their third album, “Do You Believe,” in January 2011. The album was produced by Greg Archilla (Buckcherry, Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Edwin ...

  • Motorifik To release Secret Things

    posted on August 20, 2010

    Motorifik is a side project of Working For A Nuclear Free City producer/songwriter Phil Kay and French songwriter Idrisse Khelifi, the two having met in Manchester in 2006. During the writing and recording of the increasingly experimental second WFAN...

  • American Bang Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 19, 2010
    American Bang

    After touring all summer, American Bang will continue on the road on for an extensive fall trek in support of their self-titled major label debut, which will be released by Reprise Records on August 31st. The tour, which runs through mid-December, in...

  • Bizzy Bone To release CrossRoads 2010

    posted on August 19, 2010
    Bizzy Bone

    Originally discovered by the legendary Eazy E when he was only a teenager, Bizzy Bone would go on to change the game forever with the multi platinum selling group Bone Thugs N Harmony. Never before had this hybrid of styles been accomplished in music...

  • Tim Kasher To release The Game of Monogamy

    posted on August 19, 2010
    Tim Kasher

    The Game Of Monogamy, which will be released October 5th, 2010, on Saddle Creek, is also now available in the Saddle Creek webstore for pre-order. The album can be purchased in multiple packages, including a special bundle with a limited edition 7” ...

  • Seeland To release How to Live

    posted on August 19, 2010

    UK trio Seeland are excited to announce their second album How to Live, out October 26 on LOAF Recordings. The band has released "Local Park", the first single off of their sophomore effort. "Local Park", a gorgeous summer stroll of a tune, celebr...

  • The Black Ryder To release Buy The Ticket Take The Ride

    posted on August 19, 2010
    The Black Ryder

    Straight from the land of OZ, The Black Ryder are set to release their full length Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride on September 21st via Mexican Summer. Harping a comforting 90's sound of rhinestone drone, this amazing record is a true trip from start ...

  • Joe Satriani To release Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards

    posted on August 19, 2010
    Joe Satriani

    In 2002, legendary guitarist Joe Satriani performed the National Anthem for the Opening Day of Major League Baseball’s Oakland A’s. Now, that historic season opener is being recreated, complete with Satriani’s stirring Anthem rendition, for the bran...

  • Sarah Kirkland Snider To release Penelope

    posted on August 18, 2010
    Sarah Kirkland Snider

    New Amsterdam Records co-founder and composer Sarah Kirkland Snider will release her debut album Penelope October 26th on the Brooklyn-based label, featuring vocals exclusively from Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond joined by acclaimed new-music o...

  • David Reed To release The Private Life

    posted on August 18, 2010
    David Reed

    In a music world always longing for a new voice, The Private Life of David Reed represents a new brand of songwriter for the 21st century fan. South Carolina native David Reed brings everything to the surface with his take on some of life's most pers...

  • Von Pea To release Pea's Gotta Have It

    posted on August 18, 2010
    Von Pea

    Brooklyn New York) Von Pea, a producer, rapper, and member of the highly lauded group Tanya Morgan, is excited to announce the release his own solo album, Pea's Gotta Have It. The album, a concept project themed around Von Pea's high school days, wil...

  • OMD To release History Of Modern

    posted on August 18, 2010

    OMD (aka Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) return with their first new album in 14 years. History of Modern will be released September 28th in the US via Bright Antenna Records through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The US version of ...

  • Minus The Bear Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 18, 2010
    Minus the Bear

    Minus the Bear are thrilled to embark on a new headlining tour due to the overwhelming demand by fans and several months of sold-out tour dates. Beginning October 18th in Eugene, OR, the Seattle based quintet will head out in continued support of the...

  • Shit Robot To release From The Cradle To The Rave

    posted on August 18, 2010
    Shit Robot

    Shit Robot, referred to as “The Godfather of DFA” by James Murphy (who also produced the record), is releasing his debut full-length From The Cradle To The Rave via DFA Records on September 21st, but today we’re thrilled to give away the first offici...

  • The 1900s To release Return of the Century

    posted on August 18, 2010
    The 1900s

    After parting ways with two founding members and shelving the Fleetwood Mac-esque romantic drama, Chicago pop band The 1900s spent the years since their 2007 debut, Cold & Kind, updating their line-up and trademark sound. Now a sleek 6-piece, The 190...

  • 22-20s Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 18, 2010

    Fresh off tours with Cage The Elephant, The Whigs, and Band Of Skulls, 22-20s are thrilled to announce tour dates with Hot Hot Heat. The tour began in Portland, OR on August 17th and ends in Seattle, WA on Septemeber 21st. Both 22-20s and Hot Hot Hea...

  • John K Samson To release Provincial Road 222

    posted on August 18, 2010
    John K. Samson

    John K. Samson is the acclaimed singer and songwriter for indie rock band The Weakerthans. The band's most recent studio release Reunion Tour garnered praise from an assortment of publications including Paste Magazine, who said of the album, "If such...

  • Soulive To release Rubber Soulive

    posted on August 18, 2010

    New York City's preeminent soul jazz trio, Soulive, bring the funk to The Beatles' iconic repertoire with the release of Rubber Soulive due September 14 on the band's own Royal Family Records. Featuring renditions of 11 classics by The Fab Four, incl...

  • Jackson Wetherbee To release self-titled

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Jackson Wetherbee Band

    Passion is what it takes for one to dream up their path in life. But discipline gives in to the course of action and for Jackson Wetherbee, these two components fuel his musical fire. Jackson Wetherbee is a musician born and bred in the South Shor...

  • You Me At Six Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 17, 2010
    You Me At Six

    Lately I’ve interviewed a lot of bands who are trying to make the jump over the pond so to speak and all of those are coming your way soon but one of those are You Me At Six. I would say they are the most alternative yet most present in the music sc...

  • Christopher Paul Stelling To release as-yet-untitled

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Christopher Paul Stelling

    Take one look at his road-worn, weathered guitar, and you know that Christopher Paul Stelling is a musician with a story to tell. With a heartfelt voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar stylings, and a songwriting approach that combines folkloric, mytho...

  • Gay Blades To release Savages

    posted on August 17, 2010
    The Gay Blades

    Over the past three years, The Gay Blades have built an international following on their side-stepping demeanor, their unpredictable live shows and, of course, their unhinged manic sound. But while their fan base is still marveling at how the larger-...

  • Antonia Bennett To release Natural

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Antonia Bennett

    The debut record from Antonia Bennett, Natural, will be released by Mesa/Bluemoon on Tuesday, August 17. The 6-song EP introduces Bennett as a gifted interpreter of jazz classics with an impeccable and accessible vocal style. “…[Antonia] conjure...

  • Soft Pack Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Soft Pack

    Fresh from melting some minds with strong whopper sets at Lollapalooza and Outside Lands Festival, LA's The Soft Pack are excited to announce a slew of Fall headlining tour dates along with a sweet co-headline run with Kurt Vile. Tour dates are liste...

  • Hey Monday Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Hey Monday

    I first saw this band play on the last Fall Out Boy headlining tour (RIP..miss you more every day!) and it was the first time I had even heard of them. We’ve seen it a few times now with the front man/girly rocker but Cassadee Pope and the rest of th...

  • Breathe Owl Breathe To release Magic Central

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Breathe Owl Breathe

    The trio's new album, Magic Central, will be released on Hometapes on September 28, 2010. More than just a record, Breathe Owl Breathe have created a timeless aural cartogram of feeling, soul, skill, and story. You could have found it in the attic. I...

  • Ray LaMontagne Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs

    Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs are currently holding down the #1 spot on the iTunes and Amazon album charts with God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise (RCA Records), released today. The first single off the album, “Beg, Steal or Borrow” is currently #...

  • Skyzoo To release Live from the Tape Deck

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Skyzoo & Ill Mind

    A little after one year since releasing 'The Salvation,' Skyzoo returns with a new album entitled 'Live From The Tape Deck,' entirely produced by !llmind. Skyzoo, of Brooklyn, NY, has spent the last year promoting & touring off 'The Salvation,' compl...

  • Beats Antique To release Blind Threshold

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Beats Antique

    Growing like wildfire under the canopy of live electonica and world roots music comes a masterful merge of modern technology, live instrumentation and seductive performance, built of brass bands and glitch, string quartets and dubstep: the musical tr...

  • Hurray for the Riff Raff To release Young Blood Blues

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Hurray for the Riff Raff

    For those who aren't familiar, I'd like to welcome you to the world of New Orleans based, three piece indie-folk/blues rockers, Hurray for the Riff Raff. Hurray for the Riff Raff began when a teenage Alynda Lee Segarra began hopping trains, travelin...

  • Fantasia To release Back To Me

    posted on August 17, 2010

    With a renewed commitment to her music career and fans, Fantasia is preparing to resume promotional activities for the August 24th release of her third album Back To Me (J Records). Fantasia will kick off her promo run with previously confirmed telev...

  • Matti Roots To release BeatRoot

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Matti Roots

    OCD is the long awaited follow up single from Matti Roots’ forthcoming album 'BeatRoot'. His debut 'See You Again' released in 2008, received critical acclaim, garnering support from key DJ's on Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss Fm, XFM, Galaxy, Choice and specia...

  • Bad Books To release self-titled

    posted on August 17, 2010
    Bad Books

    A true accident if there ever was one; Bad Books was never an intended nor calculated side project of Kevin Devine and Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull. Though the two musicians have collaborated and performed together on tour and within the Favorit...

  • Parlotones To release Stardust Galaxies

    posted on August 17, 2010

    The Parlotones will release their U.S. debut album, Stardust Galaxies, featuring the lead single “Life Design,” on Tuesday, September 14th. The South African rock 4-piece—which has achieved multi-platinum status in their home country, selling more r...

  • Shonen Knife To release Live At Mohawk Place

    posted on August 16, 2010
    Shonen Knife

    Legendary Japanese pop-punk, all-girl band Shonen Knife will be releasing the English-language version of Free Time on August 31 through Good Charamel Records, founded by Robby Takac of The Goo Goo Dolls. With nearly three decades of releases and...

  • Knaan Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 16, 2010

    Globally celebrated hip-hop MC K’NAAN has announced dates for his upcoming headlining tour, which kicks off this fall in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre of the Living Arts on October 8th. This tour comes hot on the heels of the global success of h...

  • Chatelaine To release Take a Line for a Walk

    posted on August 16, 2010

    Toni Halliday of 90's shoegaze pioneers Curve has a new project called Chatelaine. Toni put a lot of love and work into these songs over a few years. As Chatelaine, Halliday is as bewitching as Tori Amos and as glam as Goldfrapp. Co-written with Loui...

  • Ebo Taylor To release Love and Death

    posted on August 16, 2010
    Ebo Taylor

    Strut link up with one of the true greats of Ghanaian music, Ebo Taylor, for his first internationally released new studio album in over 20 years. Following the wartime big band highlife pioneers like E.T. Mensah, Taylor became a major figure in Ghan...

  • Huey Lewis To release Soulsville

    posted on August 16, 2010
    Huey Lewis & the News

    Grammy-winners Huey Lewis and The News have confirmed the November 2 release of 'Soulsville,' their first album in nine years, to be released on W.O.W. Records. Recorded at historic Ardent Studios in Memphis, the album features 14 classic songs from ...

  • Outasight To release Never Say Never

    posted on August 16, 2010

    Every so often a new artist comes along with a sound so innovative, they are able to help reshape the barriers that confine mainstream music. Meet Outasight, the Yonkers, New York bred musician who brilliantly weaves together the cadenced sounds of p...

  • The Concretes To release WYWH

    posted on August 16, 2010
    The Concretes

    "What happened to The Concretes?", people asked. Not a single new song in three years from a band that had been as reliable as a Swiss watch. Time passed and even the band started to wonder, “What ever did happen to The Concretes?” After all, the ban...

  • Lloyd To release King Of Hearts

    posted on August 16, 2010

    With cool crooner Lloyd newly signed to acclaimed songwriter/producer Polow da Don’s Zone 4 joint venture with Interscope Records, the smooth singer’s debut single for the label, “Lay It Down,” will be released on Monday, August 16, 2010. The track,...

  • Four Year Strong Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 16, 2010
    Four Year Strong

    Quite possibly the band that current Massachusetts music lovers are most proud of, Four Year Strong has made their mark and don’t plan on going anywhere any time soon! The Worcester based band has grown so much in the underground scene with in these ...

  • Mic Crenshaw To release Under The Sun

    posted on August 14, 2010
    Mic Crenshaw

    After sharing his rhymes and reason with such Portland-based hip-hop acts as Hungry Mob, Cleveland Steamers and Suckapunch, Mic Crenshaw took center stage with 2009 solo debut “Thinking Out Loud,” which spent 10 weeks in the top 10 of CMJ’s Hip Hop C...

  • Mad Mike To release Pimpin Ass Bass

    posted on August 14, 2010
    Mad Mike

    The infamous car customization specialist Mad Mike, a.k.a. the "Man with the Plan" is widely known from the hit television show “Pimp My Ride” on MTV. Mad Mike has been a wiz in the automotive electronics industry for over 25 years. He is recognized ...

  • Mystik Journeymen To release Return 2 the Love

    posted on August 14, 2010
    Mystik Journeymen

    The Journeymen along with the Legends have created one of the best albums they have ever made. New full-length album from the Mystik Journeymen, their first in 7 or 8 years and very limited! Remember the "Return 2 the Love EP" (previously available a...

  • Moe Pope To release Life After God

    posted on August 14, 2010
    Moe Pope

    MC Moe Pope's career first took off in the early 2000s with Bay Area-based hip-hop band Mission (who later became known as Crown City Rockers). After a series of 12"s, Pope appeared on the group's LP, One, in 2001, before he decided to return to Bost...

  • Auburn To release as-yet-untitled

    posted on August 13, 2010

    With her debut single “Up In My Ear (La La La),” 21-year-old newcomer Auburn Williams establishes herself as an exciting new talent on the pop music scene. The song is an irresistible slice of urban-pop ear candy that doubles as a sassy empowerment a...

  • Teebs To release Ardour

    posted on August 13, 2010

    As music from the Los Angeles area thrives and swells across the globe, one of it’s most beloved and deeply rooted members steps out with an LP full of infectious melodies, subtle hip-hop and a kaleidoscope of sound. Music for the imagination. Ar...

  • Yvette Rovira To release self-titled

    posted on August 13, 2010
    Yvette Rovira

    Working with producer Rob Mounsey (Rihanna, Mary J. Blige), and the same tight family of musicians with whom she's collaborated for the past few years, newcomer Yvette Rovira has recorded a dozen tracks for her self-titled album, flavored with Latin-...

  • Black Dub To release self-titled

    posted on August 12, 2010
    Black Dub

    Black Dub, a powerful new group led by celebrated guitarist and producer Daniel Lanois, will release their debut Jive album on November 2. Black Dub is a distinctive, rock-edged album featuring an outstanding level of musicianship and a soulful, sym...

  • Wonder Years To release The Upsides

    posted on August 12, 2010
    The Wonder Years

    The Wonder Years have announced the re-release of The Upsides, the band’s restless diary of growing up, getting out and making the best of what you have. Arriving September 21 in stores and online everywhere, this re-imagined version of The Upsides n...

  • Friendly Fires To release Bugged Out

    posted on August 12, 2010
    Friendly Fires

    Friendly Fires have dance music in their blood. The affable English trio comprised of Ed Macfarlane (vocals, bass, synth), Edd Gibson (guitar) and Jack Savidge (drums) live it and breathe it. “When we formed the band one of the main things we wanted ...

  • Bring me the Horizon To release There Is A Hell Believe Me I've Seen It

    posted on August 12, 2010
    Bring Me The Horizon

    BRING ME THE HORIZON is defining the sound of modern metal as we know it with their urgently dark, epic new album, There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is A Heaven, Let’s Keep It A Secret, scheduled for release on October 5 via Epitaph Rec...

  • Iggy Pop To release Kill City

    posted on August 12, 2010
    Iggy Pop & James Williamson

    Kill City is Iggy Pop and James Williamson’s often overlooked, yet ultimately essential album that musically bridges the gap between The Stooges’ volatile 1973 studio masterpiece Raw Power and Iggy’s first two magnificent solo efforts, The Idiot and ...

  • Rockness Monstah To release Rockin Out West

    posted on August 12, 2010
    Rock of Heltah Skeltah

    After recently beating out an attempted murder charge, Rock a.k.a The Rockness Monstah of Heltah Skeltah is back with his latest Mix CD project Rockin Out West, available September 7th, 2010 for physical CD release only. The album is an ode to Rock'...

  • The Niceguys To release The Show

    posted on August 12, 2010
    The Niceguys

    The Niceguys, a four-man Houston-based hip-hop group with southern roots and musical sensibilities that stretch far beyond the city's limits, are excited to announce the release of their debut full-length, The Show. The album, being offered both as a...

  • DJ Automatic To release Theater of the Mind

    posted on August 12, 2010
    DJ Automatic

    There are many who say the mixtape game has become formulaic and certainly, there are few names in the mixtape world that stand head and shoulders above the crowd but once in a while someone's imagination is sparked with an idea and something brillia...

  • Neil Young Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 12, 2010
    Neil Young

    Music legend Neil Young will perform several shows in the Gulf Coast in September to aid residents affected by the oil spill. Young has teamed up with his friend John Tyson, chairman of Tyson Foods, Inc., which will donate 100,000 pounds of chicken p...

  • The Joy Formidable Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 12, 2010
    The Joy Formidable

    Sought-after Welsh rock trio The Joy Formidable are the latest act to sign to Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. The label will release the band's full- length debut in early 2011. The Joy Formidable's eight-song EP "A Balloon Called Moaning" has w...

  • Queensryche To release Empire

    posted on August 11, 2010

    Queensrÿche has partnered with Capitol/EMI for the September 28 release of an expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the band’s triple platinum-certified breakout album, Empire. The new 2-CD and digital packages both include the remastered album, featu...

  • Jarrod Gorbel Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 11, 2010
    Jarrod Gorbel

    Brooklyn-based singer/ songwriter Jarrod Gorbel, formerly of The Honorary Title, will release his first solo album Devil's Made a New Friend August 31 on independent label Burning-house Records and his own imprint, Gorbel Music. Blake Sennett (of Ri...

  • Canibus To release C Of Tranquility

    posted on August 11, 2010

    Jamaican-born emcee Cannibus is proud to announce the release of his brand new LP entitled C Of Tranquility. The 15 track album will be available on October 5th from Interdependent Media, the label responsible for releases from Tanya Morgan, Finale, ...

  • Miggs Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 11, 2010

    Pop-rock band MIGGS today announced tour dates for Fall 2010, opening for legendary singer and songwriter Ed Kowalczyk from the multi-platinum rock band, LIVE. MIGGS is currently touring to support the release of their new album, “Wide Awake,” which ...

  • Second Sun To release The Lost Weekend

    posted on August 11, 2010
    Second Sun

    “THE LOST WEEKEND is all about disconnecting from the world and just going for it,” says Antoine Becks, one half of electronic music duo SECOND SUN about the band’s second album due out digitally August 30 on Ultra Records. “We wrote and recorded ...

  • Young The Giant To release self-titled

    posted on August 11, 2010
    Young The Giant

    California five-piece Young The Giant will digitally release their self-titled debut album on October 26, 2010, via Roadrunner Records. A physical release is set for early 2011. Produced by Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, The Shins, My Morning Ja...

  • Ryan Star Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 11, 2010
    Ryan Star

    “11:59,” the acclaimed new album from Mark Burnett Records/Atlantic recording artist Ryan Star, has made a phenomenal chart debut this week, coming in at #31 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on Billboard’s “Top Rock Albums” chart with 11,599 copies sold ...

  • Dawes Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 11, 2010

    ATO Records is excited to announce that Dawes has confirmed a headlining Fall North American tour. Beginning in San Francisco, CA, on August 12 at the California Academy of Sciences and culminating in a performance at The Casbah in San Diego, CA, on ...

  • Tech N9ne Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Tech N9ne

    This fall, TECH N9NE hits the road with the some of the biggest names in independent Hip Hop. Starting Sept. 15 for six weeks, the Kansas City star brings audiences the chillest West Coast rap and the hottest Midwest Hip Hop. “TECH N9NE’s Independent...

  • Calibro 35 To release Ritornano Quelli Di

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Calibro 35

    From digging in dusty vinyl crates for obscure samples to the airwaves of Italy’s most important music radio station, Italian indie funk combo CALIBRO 35 have taken quite a sonic journey. The discovery of Italian '60s and '70s soundtracks was the ins...

  • The Influence To release Falling Objects

    posted on August 10, 2010
    The Influence

    Virginia Beach rockers The Influence are set to release their brand new album, FALLING OBJECTS, in early fall via BDG/RED. With more than 20,000 self-released units sold and nearly 200 self-booked tour dates played annually for the past four years, ...

  • Mt Desolation To release self-titled

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Mt Desolation

    Mt. Desolation, the new band of Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin, release their debut album Mt. Desolation on October 19th, 2010 through Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Those who have visited Dublin will know that sipping Guinness by a fire in a ...

  • Pink Nasty To release self-titled

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Pink Nasty

    She’s not in Kansas anymore, but Pink Nasty’s suburban Midwestern upbringing has indelibly stamped her work as a songwriter. With crystalline pop textures, her new self-titled album evokes a suburban summertime when sensations of emptiness and yearn...

  • Greyson Chance To release as-yet-untitled

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Greyson Chance

    When 12-year-old Greyson Chance posted a clip of himself performing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” on YouTube in April, he never dreamed that the video would become a viral sensation viewed by more than 28 million people. The clip, shot by Greyson’s dad, sh...

  • Bing and Ruth To release City Lake

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Bing & Ruth

    Brooklyn band Bing and Ruth is an 11-piece ensemble led by composer and pianist David Moore. Described by the New York Times as “making the most of layered and atmospheric melody,” the band utilizes clarinets, voices, cellos, and a buffet of other a...

  • The Moondoggies To release Tidelands

    posted on August 10, 2010
    The Moondoggies

    The Moondoggies are set to release their second full-length, Tidelands, on Oct. 12 on Hardly Art/Subpop. Along with some regional dates in the Northwest, including Bumbershoot, the band will be joining Dawes for a November run that will take them th...

  • Simian Mobile Disco To release Is Fixed

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Simian Mobile Disco

    Simian Mobile Disco returns with their first domestic US mix CD "Simian Mobile Disco Is Fixed". The first in a new compilation series celebrating New York City’s forward thinking FIXED party. Released on October 12, this marks the first Domestic USA ...

  • No Redeeming Social Value To release High In Holland

    posted on August 10, 2010
    No Redeeming Social Value

    Legendary NYC hardcore punk outfit, No Redeeming Social Value, is proud to announce a September 7th release date for High In Holland, a 19-song beer-drinking romp, recorded at the Dynamo in Eindhoven, Holland, to be released on Dead City Records. ...

  • Will Downing To release Lust Love and Lies (An Audio Novel)

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Will Downing

    Every story has an arc, and love stories are no different. There’s the initial encounter, the flirtation, the first date, the escalation, the passion…and then the map gets a little fuzzy. What comes next is hard to predict – rock-solid commitment and...

  • Lazerbeak To release Legend Recognize Legend

    posted on August 10, 2010

    Legend Recognize Legend is the first solo project from Lazerbeak, one of the most prolific members of the Doomtree collective. As a beatmaker, Beak has contributed propulsive, neck-snapping production to Wale, P.O.S., Dessa, and almost every Doomtree...

  • Kalliopi To release Around The World

    posted on August 10, 2010

    Kalliopi is a pop-rock singer/songwriter from Greece. She has released an album with 11 original songs called Around the world. The album is in a much rockier vein than her previous productions and guitar based sound. It was recorded at Vox Studio in...

  • Bee vs Moth To release Acronyms

    posted on August 10, 2010
    Bee vs Moth

    Austin, Texas' wild and brassy quintet Bee vs. Moth has announced a fall 2010 release for its latest album, Acronyms. Midwest tour dates have also been released, with more to follow. Bee Vs. Moth exists somewhere between Tom Waits' rumpled New Or...

  • 3OH3 Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 9, 2010

    Photo Finish recording duo 3OH!3 have revealed details of their upcoming North American headline tour. The dates will kick off on October 14th at Sunset Station in San Antonio, Texas, and then traverse the continent through late November. Accompany...

  • Middle Class Rut To release No Name No Color

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Middle Class Rut

    When you listen to the music of MIDDLE CLASS RUT, you’d think there was a large band making all that beautiful noise. On the contrary, SEAN STOCKHAM (vocals, drums) and ZACK LOPEZ (vocals, guitars) are solely responsible for creating a new sound tha...

  • Sully Erna To release Avalon

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Sully Erna

    Sully Erna, best known as singer and main songwriter of acclaimed rock band Godsmack, is branching out from his rock roots this year with his debut solo album, Avalon, which is set for release on Universal Records September 14th, 2010. Already a pro...

  • Mark Ronson To release Record Collection

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Mark Ronson

    Mark Ronson is back and this time, more than ever, he means business – The Business Intl., in fact. Record Collection is the third album headed up by the Trans-Atlantic music mastermind and, as usual, he’s bought a host of talented friends and mainst...

  • Kermit Ruffins To release Happy Talk

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Kermit Ruffins

    There’s a point in the first season of HBO’s “Tremé” where Steve Zahn’s character remarks “America needs it some Kermit.” This fall, America will get it some Kermit Ruffins with the release of his latest album, Happy Talk on October 26 via Basin Stre...

  • Black Veil Brides Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Black Veil Brides

    I wasn’t sure what to expect from supposed scene kid Andy Sixx, other wise known as the lead singer of currently blowing up Black Veil Brides. The name itself sparked my interest as did their insane fan base that they have grown and I knew they were ...

  • The Allman Brothers Band Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Allman Brothers Band

    THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND have commenced their return to the concert road with select shows confirmed in November, marking GREGG ALLMAN’s first live performances since his successful liver transplant surgery in June. The iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fa...

  • Donell Jones To release Lyrics

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Donell Jones

    In conjunction with R&B veteran Donell Jones’ newly-formed label CandyMan, is thrilled to announce the September 28th, 2010 release of his new studio album titled “LYRICS.” The album is the long-awaited follow-up to Journey Of A Gemini which included...

  • Stephen Jerzak Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Stephen Jerzak

    In today’s music scene, everyone wants to say they’ve grown up and matured from their past works but most can’t say that. One of those artists that’s proving that stereotype wrong is the young yet extremely talented eighteen year old Stephen Jerzak. ...

  • Common Grackle To release The Great Depression

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Common Grackle

    The Common Grackle, a bold looking bird native to the eastern coast of North America, has been known to mimic the sounds of other birds and even humans at times. Are we to assume then, that The Great Depression, the debut full length from Common Gra...

  • Amusement Parks On Fire To release Road Eyes

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Amusement Parks On Fire

    Nottingham England's Amusement Parks on Fire announce the release of their third album, Road Eyes set to be released by Filter Music October 5th, 2010. The band will also be promoting the album with a tour opening for The Boxer Rebellion which kicks ...

  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra, one of the top selling concert acts in the world creates one of the most captivating concert experiences on the road today. Insistent on giving their fans the most “value for their dollar,” TSO puts on an over-the-top audio/...

  • Joe Brooks To release Constellation Me

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Joe Brooks

    Joe Brooks, the self-taught UK singer/songwriter whose bedroom-recorded songs on MySpace made him a star before a label deal was even considered, is set to release his Lava Records/Universal Republic debut CONSTELLATION ME on all digital platforms Se...

  • Doug Paisley To release Constant Companion

    posted on August 9, 2010
    Doug Paisley

    Sometimes something comes along that just hits you in the gut. The minute we heard Constant Companion we knew we’d found something we’d cherish forever. Nine perfect songs that manage to evoke all of our favorite songwriters without sounding derivati...

  • Jane Monheit To release Home

    posted on August 7, 2010
    Jane Monheit

    “Home,” Jane Monheit’s eagerly anticipated new CD, is set for release by Emarcy/Universal Records on September 21st, 2010. An ode to the golden age of the jazz standard -- the genre which Jane identifies with most -- “Home” celebrates the treasured ...

  • Liza Minnelli To release Confessions

    posted on August 7, 2010
    Liza Minnelli

    Celebrating sixty years in show business, the iconic Liza Minnelli is about to release the most intimate and revealing recording of her career, Confesssions, available everywhere on September 28th (Decca). A collection of American classics, Confess...

  • Shontelle To release No Gravity

    posted on August 7, 2010

    Singer, songwriter, rising star and aspiring lawyer? Not the combination that one would normally expect. But then again there is nothing ordinary about Shontelle – the 23 year-old Bajan singer-songwriter who’s set to take the world by storm after sig...

  • Randy Houser To release They Call Me Cadillac

    posted on August 7, 2010
    Randy Houser

    “People are ready for real country music again,” says Randy Houser, and there are few people in a better position to give it to them. Blessed with one of his generation’s great voices, he is also a world-class songwriter, penning hits for artists inc...

  • Paula Cole To release Ithaca

    posted on August 7, 2010
    Paula Cole

    Paula Cole, one of the preeminent female singer/songwriters of our generation, journeys to ITHACA on her deeply personal new album to be released on Decca Records September 21st. On her fifth album ITHACA, Cole takes listeners on an intensely emotion...

  • Trainwreck Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 6, 2010

    Trainwreck fronted by Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass and “Lee of the D” announced today that they embark on a 20-date aptly named “Transcontinental Railroad” tour across the country and back again. They will be busting ear fannies and melting faces official...

  • How To Dress Well To release Love Remains

    posted on August 6, 2010
    How To Dress Well

    "Love Remains" is the debut full-length from the enigmatic chamber of R&B inspired soul compositions that How To Dress Well has continuously blessed the internet with over the course of the past year to sincere praise worldwide. Garnering inspiration...

  • Adam Haworth Stephens To release We Live On Cliffs

    posted on August 6, 2010
    Adam Haworth Stephens

    Adam Haworth Stephens, lead singer and songwriter of acclaimed duo Two Gallants, is excited to join The Felice Brothers for a seven-week fall tour. Beginning October 5th in Portland, OR, Stephens will hit the road with a brand new collection of songs...

  • Das Racist To release Sit Down Man

    posted on August 5, 2010
    Das Racist

    Das Racist is back and putting the finishing touches on a brand new mixtape set to drop in September entitled Sit Down, Man. This time around, the group has teamed up with Diplo and Mad Decent to present the mixtape and will also feature collaboratio...

  • Joey Montana To release Flow With Class

    posted on August 5, 2010
    Joey Montana

    "I am a pop-urban artist with a romantic essence". Joey Montana is viewed by the music world as a worthy ambassador of the reggaeton movement in Panama--a land known for being a leader in Latin urban music. Montana's relationship with music was as "t...

  • Cheyenne Marie Mize To release Before Lately

    posted on August 5, 2010
    Cheyenne Marie Mize

    Cheyenne Marie Mize’s debut full-length album, Before Lately, is by no means her first foray into music. She is what some would consider an “old soul,” at least in musical terms. Cheyenne’s hometown of Louisville, KY is known for pushing the bounda...

  • Roy Jay To release Fairfax Avenue

    posted on August 5, 2010
    Roy Jay

    Singer-songwriter Roy Jay will release his second album, “Fairfax Avenue,” on August 31, 2010, on Rock Ridge Music. Laced with blues, roots rock, and grittier, more focused, groove-driven flavors than his past work, “Fairfax Avenue” is the follow-up...

  • Antony and The Johnsons To release Thank You For Your Love EP

    posted on August 5, 2010
    Antony and the Johnsons

    Antony and the Johnsons will release their five track EP “Thank You For Your Love” on August 24th via Secretly Canadian. The title-track is the lead single from the forthcoming album “Swanlights” also being released by Secretly Canadian on October 1...

  • Infantree To release Would Work

    posted on August 5, 2010

    Los Angeles-based quartet Infantree will release their debut full-length CD Would Work September 14 via Vapor Records. The 12-song disc was produced by longtime Neil Young collaborator Niko Bolas (Freedom, Blue Notes, Living With War) and was recorde...

  • As I Lay Dying Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 5, 2010
    As I Lay Dying

    AS I LAY DYING has just announced a new set of fall tour dates in North America and Europe. In support of their latest release THE POWERLESS RISE--which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #10--the band will kick off the run September 14 in El...

  • Anberlin Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 5, 2010

    Anberlin will launch a North American headlining tour at New Orleans' House of Blues on September 28th. Crash Kings and Civil Twilight will open on the outing, which includes stops at Los Angeles' House of Blues (October 8th) and The Fillmore New Yor...

  • Aloe Blacc To release Good Things

    posted on August 5, 2010
    Aloe Blacc

    Aloe Blacc is gifting the world with some GOOD THINGS this fall. On September 28, 2010 he will release the album, a follow-up to 2006’s Shine Through. Good Things features the hit “I Need a Dollar,” the theme from the HBO “How to Make it in America...

  • The Lonely Forest To release self-titled EP

    posted on August 5, 2010
    The Lonely Forest

    The Lonely Forest - the pride of Anacortes, Washington - have taken the Pacific Northwest by storm recently. The four piece rock band has developed a rabid fan-base in the area culminating in sold out shows at Seattle’s Showbox Theatre, a coveted slo...

  • Azure Ray Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 5, 2010
    Azure Ray

    Azure Ray’s stunning first single, “Don’t Leave My Mind” from their highly anticipated release Drawing Down the Moon is available now for free at the Saddle Creek website (see below)! The single will also be offered next week via iTunes and will incl...

  • Roach Gigz To release Therapy Sessions

    posted on August 4, 2010
    Roach Gigz

    Selected as one of 106 KMEL's Top 10 Freshman Rappers of the Bay Area, 21-year-old San Francisco native Roach Gigz has gone from virtually unknown to one of the hottest artists on the West Coast in just four years. Born and raised in the Bay Area Roa...

  • Sleigh Bells Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 4, 2010
    Sleigh Bells

    After completing a sold out headlining American tour this summer, Sleigh Bells will be heading back on the road, opening for LCD Soundsystem, beginning September 24th. The tour includes stops at this year’s V Festival, as well as a show at the prest...

  • Suckers Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 4, 2010

    Brooklyn’s Suckers are back on the road this fall after a hometown appearance supporting the National at New York’s Terminal 5 as part of Spin’s 25th Anniversary shows. Suckers will be off making an appearance at the “8th Annual KEXP BBQ” in Seattle ...

  • Stik Figa To release Alive & Well

    posted on August 4, 2010
    Stik Figa & D/WILL

    As a follow up to their previous EP, HelloGoodbye, Stik Figa & D/WILL bring us their latest project, Alive & Well. With their last release being themed as a suicide note to Stik Figa's son, Alive and Well provides a much different perspective on life...

  • Kings of Leon To release Come Around Sundown

    posted on August 4, 2010
    Kings of Leon

    RCA Records is excited to announce that Kings of Leon will release the highly anticipated fifth album, Come Around Sundown, on October 19, 2010 in North America and October 18 in the UK. It was recorded in New York at Avatar Studios and produced once...

  • Arson Anthem To release Insecurity Notoriety

    posted on August 4, 2010
    Arson Anthem

    Hardcore punk act ARSON ANTHEM is pleased to announce the October 12th, 2010 release of their brand new, first ever full-length release, entitled Insecurity Notoriety. ARSON ANTHEM is comprised of metal greats Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superj...

  • Intercept To release Symphony For Somebody Else

    posted on August 4, 2010

    INTERCEPT is not just a fitting moniker for the Los Angeles outfit whose sonic landscape meets in the middle of rock and folk-tinged indie-pop. It’s also descriptive of a band in the right place at the right time, anticipating the September 14 releas...

  • Styx To release Regeneration Volume 1

    posted on August 4, 2010

    It’s the tour STYX fans have been waiting for. STYX--Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance...

  • New Boyz To release Too Cool To Care

    posted on August 4, 2010
    New Boyz

    Fresh off of the success of their debut album, "Skinny Jeanz and a Mic" featuring two platinum singles, "You're a Jerk" and "Tie Me Down (ft. Ray J)", Ben J and Legacy, aka the New Boyz, are preparing for their sophomore album, "Too Cool to Care" due...

  • Portugal The Man Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 4, 2010
    Portugal The Man

    Approaching AIRballoons/Atlantic recording group Portugal. The Man has announced details of its upcoming United States tour. The trek begins on October 5th at The Canopy Club in Urbana, Illinois, and then continues through a much anticipated show at...

  • Dorrough To release Get Big

    posted on August 4, 2010

    Emerging Dallas hip hop artist Dorrough is set to release his sophomore album, Get Big this fall, in September 2010 via Entertainment One Music/Ngenius. Get Big is the follow up to Dorrough’s debut album, Dorrough Music, which sold over 70,000 and f...

  • Cradle Of Filth To release Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa

    posted on August 3, 2010
    Cradle Of Filth

    Britain’s legendary extreme metal outfit, Cradle Of Filth, has revealed the title of their Nuclear Blast Records debut as Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa. The forthcoming record from one of the most notorious names in metal is set for a November 9th rele...

  • Goo Goo Dolls Exclusive Interview

    posted on August 3, 2010
    The Goo Goo Dolls

    There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the Goo Goo Dolls are a long lasting band and they’ve proved it. Currently on the road this summer on a headlining tour and with their ninth studio record hitting shelves this fall, they have no plans of stoppi...

  • Nonpoint Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 3, 2010

    South Florida hard rock quartet, NONPOINT have announced new tour dates following their shows on the main stage of OZZFEST this summer. Nonpoint has been on the road nearly nonstop since the beginning of the year, sharing the stage with Cold, Sevendu...

  • The Octopus Project To release Hexadecagon

    posted on August 3, 2010
    Octopus Project

    In recent years of intensive touring, long drives from venue to venue soundtracked by minimal composers Terry Riley and Steve Reich led Austin-based group The Octopus Project to think about expanding the scope of their own endeavors. Already known fo...

  • The Secret Sisters To release 45

    posted on August 3, 2010
    The Secret Sisters

    August 10th marks the release of The Secret Sisters’ debut 45 with Third Man Records. The Jack White-produced record features a cover of Johnny Cash’s Big River and the sisters’ take on the classic folksong The Wabash Cannonball, with My Morning Jack...

  • Messy Marv To release Thizz City

    posted on August 2, 2010
    Messy Marv

    After 2 years of developing the buzzing Town Thizzness imprint for Oakland, San Francisco gets it shot with the launch of Thizz City. Thizz City's debut release is Messy Marv introduces Thizz City. A compilation focusing on the promising crop of tale...

  • Charlie Daniels To release Land That I Love

    posted on August 2, 2010
    Charlie Daniels Band

    The Charlie Daniels Band is set to release a new collection of patriotic songs on Aug. 10 titled Land That I Love. The full-length release, co-produced by Daniels, Patrick Kelly and Casey Wood, features 15 tracks, including newly recorded studio vers...

  • Circa Survive Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 2, 2010
    Circa Survive

    Atlantic recording group Circa Survive have announced details of their fall headlining tour in support of their latest release, “BLUE SKY NOISE.” The cross-country trek kicks off on October 15th at the Webster Theatre in Hartford, Connecticut, and w...

  • Guster To release Easy Wonderful

    posted on August 2, 2010

    On October 5, Guster returns with 'Easy Wonderful,' (Aware/Universal Republic), their first studio album in four years, and undoubtedly the best of their career. Recorded in New York and Nashville, 'Easy Wonderful' features twelve new original songs ...

  • The Swellers Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 2, 2010
    The Swellers

    Having just spent the last month on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, Fueled By Ramen road warriors The Swellers hit the highway once again. The Flint, MI-based band will join Fireworks alongside Man Overboard and Transit this month on tour. Kicking of...

  • Black Tide Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 2, 2010
    Black Tide

    Black Tide will head out on the road this fall joining Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate on their 31 date tour of North America. The tour kicks off September 16th in Wichita, KS at The Cotillon and also includes Drive A on the bill. See b...

  • Mike Posner To release 31 Minutes To Takeoff

    posted on August 2, 2010
    Mike Posner

    Mike Posner -- singer, songwriter, producer, and recent Duke University graduate – announced today he will be releasing his highly anticipated debut album 31 Minutes to Takeoff (J Records) on August 10th. His explosive first single “Cooler Than Me” i...

  • Marsha Ambrosius To release Late Nights and Early Mornings

    posted on August 2, 2010
    Marsha Ambrosius

    After achieving success with Floetry, six-time Grammy nominee Marsha Ambrosius is officially breaking out as a solo artist with her captivating new single “Hope She Cheats on You (With a Basketball Player).” The first single off her forthcoming J Re...

  • Dropkick Murphys Announce Tour Dates

    posted on August 2, 2010
    Dropkick Murphys

    After a brief break from their worldwide touring schedule, Dropkick Murphys will hit the road again this week for U.S. dates in Reno (August 5) and Las Vegas (August 6) and a stint on the Vans Warped Tour from August 7-15. Dropkick Murphys--Ken Ca...

  • Quazedelic To release Stan Sly: AnuthaWorld

    posted on August 2, 2010

    Long Beach bred producer and performer Quazedelic is excited to announce the release of his debut LP Stan Sly: AnuthaWorld. Featuring guest spots from Snoop Dogg, and others, Stan Sly: AnothaWorld will be released October 5, 2010 on Georgia Anne Muld...