Month: June 2010

THE POSTELLES “WHITE NIGHT” VIDEO

Hailing from Manhattan’s Upper West Side, The Postelles, a quartet just in their early 20’s, have been busy winning over fans and critics alike the past two years at club shows and festival appearances around the globe, including this month’s Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

CARL BROEMEL RELEASES “HEAVEN KNOWS” MP3

“It takes a lot of time to know your mind.” Its a simple statement, yet earnest and profound in its offering. Sometimes it’s the spaces in between, the subtleties and ambiguities that provide us with the most meaning. ‘All Birds Say’ (ATO Records) is an intimate collection of musings on life from My Morning Jacket…

THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS LEADS 2010 KERRANG AWARDS WITH FOUR NOMINATIONS

Multi-platinum rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars leads the 2010 Kerrang Awards with 4 nominations, including best album, best video, best live band and best international band.   Fans can register to vote for the winners at http://awards.kerrang.com.   Thirty Seconds To Mars have won 3 previous Kerrang Awards, 1 in 2007 and 2 in…

SHERYL CROW NEW VIDEO IN NYC

Enjoy a “Summer Day” with Sheryl Crow in a new video just posted to her website. In addition to a taste of the upcoming music video for the single, fans will also be treated to footage from Sheryl’s “Summer Day” recording sessions. Watch the clip here and stay tuned for the official video in the…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30th, 2010

LADY GAGA KICKS OFF NORTH AMERICAN TOUR Lady Gaga kicked off the latest North American leg of her Monster Ball Tour at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec on Monday night.   Gaga’s little monsters braved harsh weather while waiting in long lines to get into the venue.   Many fans dressed up in leather…

RANDOM STABBINGS & ARTLESS CRITIQUE, JULY 2010

Call the Cops, Call the Cops (Myspace Records) The self-titled debut from an OC-based emo-electro boyband is destined to piss off the poor downtrodden Vans Warped Tour attendees who stupidly bring their girlfriends.   Past that there may actually be something in this band’s future, although what more could you really ask for in life…

Dead To Me, African Elephants

Punk and reggae, with their socially conscious roots, have long been two genres that go down rather well in a mix. And while African Elephants, the second full-length from this San Francisco four piece might lack a certain punch as far as production is concerned, the effortless, punchy harmonies sound as close to The Clash…

SHELOOM BREAK OUT WITH “BOLERO” MP3

Canadian Jordon Zadorozny, formerly of Blinker the Star, and Italian producer and musician Filippo Gaetani (Sting, Miles Davis, Al Di Meola) have come together across an ocean to share a single musical vision they call SheLoom.

NUKE THE SOUP RELEASE VIDEO FOR “YIN AND YANG”

Ocean-inspired Indie group Nuke the Soup is releasing the official music video on YouTube for their catchy yet profound single “Yin and Yang,” a song exploring how the most complimentary of relationships are sometimes filled with frustration. The track can be found on Nuke the Soup’s surf-inspired debut CD, Make Waves Not War.

STEEL TRAIN OFFER TWO MP3’S OFF NEW ALBUM

Since the beginning of 2010, Steel Train, known and loved for their unhinged live shows, has already completed tours with Tegan & Sara and had mesmerizing performances at this year’s Coachella and Bamboozle festival, a set Spin.com hailed as one of the “11 Best Moments of Bamboozle.”

DISTURBED’S NEW SINGLE BLAZING UP THE ROCK RADIO CHARTS

Multi-platinum hard rock band Disturbed have scored their highest chart entry position at Active Rock radio to date with the No. 5 bow of “Another Way To Die,” the electrifying new single from their upcoming album Asylum. This is the best debut on the Active chart for any song since Linkin Park’s “What I’ve Done”…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR TUESDAY, JUNE 29th, 2010

GAGA AND BEYONCE WIN BET AWARDS Lady Gaga took home her first BET Award over the weekend.   Gaga and Beyonce won Video of the Year for their collaboration on the song “Video Phone.”   The “Bad Romance” singer took to her Twitter account to thank her fans for the honor. GAGA DEBUTS A NEW…

DEAD CONFEDERATE SHARES STUDIO FOOTAGE

As previously announced, Dead Confederate will return with their sophomore album, Sugar, on August 24th via TAO Recordings/Old Flame.   Sugar was recorded by John Agnello (The Hold Steady, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr.) and as Dead Confederate’s Hardy Morris (guitar/lead vocals) explains, “We’re a loud, big-sounding band, and wanted the album to be fun and…

Lithium Seven, Something Else Is Waiting

Lithium Seven prove that the musical bond cannot be broken on their new album, Something Else Is Waiting.   The chemistry is strong here as all four members mix together to make up one big compound that is Li 7.   The band’s magic formula is further enhanced by their eclectic style that includes: pop,…

AN INTERVIEW WITH LOU KOLLER OF SICK OF IT ALL

Trends come and go, but Sick Of It All has stood the test of time; waiving the flag of pure New York hardcore for the last 25 years- unwavering to the world around them. Selling hundreds of thousands of albums worldwide, and gaining a rabidly loyal fan base with a DIY work ethic and relentless…

MAE REUNION AND TOUR ANNOUNCED

In 2007, Mae released their first and only major label album entitled SINGULARITY. Shortly thereafter, the band announced the departure of longtime keyboardist, ROB SWEITZER and bassist, MARK PADGETT. After three full length albums, both critical and fan acclaim, worldwide touring, and over a half million album sales, the music world breathed a collective gasp…

SKOPE TV PHONER FEAT ADRIAN PERRY OF TAB THE BAND

It was an exciting Friday night on June 25 when the phone rang and Adrian Perry of TAB The Band was on the other line. For those not familiar this band is the musical vision of Joe Perry’s two sons, Tony & Adrian. These guys have done so much and are about to do alot…

JUSTIN TOWN EARLE COVER ART FOR ‘HARLEM RIVER BLUES’

Bloodshot Records is pleased to announce the impending release of Harlem River Blues, the third full-length from Justin Townes Earle. The record, in stores September 14, is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2009’s Midnight at the Movies. Woody Guthrie once said, “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” On…

BOBBY BRACKINS NEW VIDEO “143” FEAT RAY J

Bobby Brackins is a multi faceted and extremely talented artist and songwriter.   Hailing from Oakland California, and currently residing in Los Angeles California, his versatility and unique style have already built him a die-hard fan base and undeniable underground buzz.

RUNNER RUNNER PERFORM GOO GOO DOLLS COVER

Runner Runner recently stopped by New Jersey’s 94.5 PST to perform a special acoustic live session.   Check out the video to see Ryan, Peter & Nick perform a cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ “Slide.” [youtube O67lSqH-JuE nolink]

ATLANTIC RECORDS SIGNS BAD CITY

Atlantic Records has announced its signing of much-buzzed-about new hard rock band Bad City.   The Chicago-based combo’s exhilarating debut album, entitled “WELCOME TO THE WASTELAND,” arrives in stores and at all DSPs on August 24th. In the meantime, Bad City has been invited to serve as special guests on Smashing Pumpkins’ eagerly awaited summer…

THE ROLLING STONES SONG PACK NOW AVAILABLE FOR GUITAR HERO APP

Hot on the heels of the successful release of Guitar Hero ® for iPhoneâ„¢ and iPod ® touch, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that ABKCO Records’ Rolling Stones song pack featuring “Gimme Shelter,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and “Honky Tonk Women” is now available for purchase through the in-game app.   Guitar…

DEFTONES CONFIRM U.S. HEADLINE TOUR

DEFTONES have just completed a triumphant European tour in support of their sixth full-length studio album, DIAMOND EYES, which crash-landed its way into the Billboard Top 10 upon its May 4th release.   While their American fans impatiently await this fall’s highly anticipated BLACKDIAMONDSKYE (also featuring Alice In Chains and Mastodon), DEFTONES are pleased to…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR MONDAY, JUNE 28th, 2010

LADY GAGA’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS Lady Gaga kicks off the North American leg of her tour tonight in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. From there, Gaga will take her spectacular stage show to Boston, Atlantic City, Dallas, Chicago and many other cities throughout the summer. Check LadyGaga.com/Events to a complete list of her tour dates. MILEY…

The Telepathic Butterflies, Wow & Flutter!

Like any good music fan, you’ve no doubt been stockpiling all your summery, guitar-driven pop chestnuts throughout the winter on playlists that won’t see the light of day until your first trip to beach or the inaugural cheeseburger picnic. If there’s any room left, save a spot in your eager eardrums for The Telepathic Butterflies.…

MTV RADIO’S MORNING FACTS FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 25th, 2010

WILL.I.AM HAS CAR TROUBLE According to TMZ, will.i.am had over 10-thousand dollars of stuff stolen from his car in the Hollywood Hills on Monday night.   The Black Eyed Peas frontman called police to file a report after he discovered his items missing from his Bentley, including jewelry and other personal items.   Police have…

Brian Lee, Moth

Seattle-based singer/songwriter Brian Lee transforms into a finely-tuned musician on Moth.   Lee is ready to bust out of his shell to bring you a 10-song set full of personal emotions & feelings.   The artist expresses good times & bad times through the eyes and life of Brian Lee.   The balance between happy…

Unnatural Helpers, Cracked Love & Other Drugs

Unnatural Helpers aren’t so much a supergroup as they are a righteous collective of some of the most talented, unknown musicians from the Pacific Northwest. So perhaps they are the forested, laid-back version of Them Crooked Vultures, though you wouldn’t know it from the driving, edgy rock that permeates throughout Cracked Love & Other Drugs,…

CIBELLE TOURS WEST COAST WITH COCOROSIE

Brazilian-born, London-based tropical punkster Cibelle is hitting the road with CocoRosie for a slew of West Coast dates this summer.   Cibelle is touring in support of her latest release, Las Vênus Resort Palace Hotel.   A full list of dates is below. TOUR DATES 06/24 – Vogue Theater – Vancouver, BC 06/25 – Showbox…

JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS COMBINE THEIR COLLECTIVE MUSICAL TALENTS

Musical powerhouses John Legend & The Roots are presenting fans with a fiery new offering, Wake Up! The upcoming CD, being released by Sony Music on September 21, 2010, will feature soulful music from the 60’s and 70’s all with an underlying theme of awareness, engagement and consciousness– effectively telling listeners to Wake Up! After…

SLASH LAUNCHES SUMMER TOUR

Slash, the iconic musician consistently referenced as one of the best living guitarists, announced today a summer U.S. tour that comes after the artist blazed a trail across Europe performing at some of the largest outdoor Festivals. Slash recently landed on the top of the charts with his first true solo album, SLASH, which debuted…