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Years, Years

Curators of alarmingly aware films take note: your next soundtrack is waiting for you with open arms. Years, (Ohad Benchetrit of Do Make Say Think) have crafted one of the most pensive and poignant instrumental records to be heard in, well, years. The self-titled debut mixes delicate finger-picking with rousing melodies in an attempt to…

NEW BLACK EYED PEAS ALBUM FOR $4.99 THIS WEEK

The highly anticipated new album from the Black Eyed Peas, The E.N.D.(Energy Never Dies), is out now. The album features their popular new single “Boom Boom Pow”. Amazon is featuring it as a Daily Deal; you can download the entire album for only $4.99 for the rest of the week! SKOPE IT HERE!

These United States, Crimes

These United States describe their latest effort as “It’s about crimes – good ones, bad ones, accidental ones, purposeful ones, all the ones people commit. Maybe not all of them – only 12 songs to pack it all in, you know – but a good deal of them. People do some wild things”.    …

SNOB DOODLE

Snob Doodle is back at it, but something must be wrong as he is not really offensive this week.

SICK OF SARAH NEW VIDEO FOR “BITTERSWEET”

Check out the new official music video from Sick of Sarah for the song “Bittersweet” below. Directed by Shane Nelson, the video showcases the band’s playful and creative profile, much like their previous music video for the track “Daisies” illustrated. [youtube i30ja45MpXg nolink]

Girl in a Coma, Trio B.C.

Everything’s bigger in Texas. So it’s no wonder that Girl in a Coma has big influences, a big resume, and a big sound. The girls behind the band got together in junior high and played their first gigs in high school, and now they’ve released their second album, Trio B.C., with tours with Cyndi Lauper…

WILLIE NELSON TO RELEASE “AMERICAN CLASSIC”

On August 25, legendary singer Willie Nelson will be releasing American Classic, his first album of standards since his landmark 1978 masterpiece Stardust, and his solo debut for Blue Note Records. Produced by Tommy LiPuma, American Classic features special guest appearances by Norah Jones and Diana Krall, string arrangements by Johnny Mandel, and a top…

UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC INTRODUCES K’JON / AUDIO

Gettin’ around? No matter how you slice it, Universal Republic newcomer K’Jon has already arrived. He’s just making it official on August 4, delivering his aptly titled debut album, I Get Around to stores and online platforms in time for summer.

BULLET PERFORMS “MR ROBOTIC” LIVE / VIDEO

After the undeniable success of last years Back to the Lyrics debut album, Chicago entertainer Bullet has returned to the studio to craft his new project, the Mr. Robotic EP. Working meticulously at developing his signature sound, Bullet continues to defy the boundaries which appear to close in on other artists. “I love experimenting with…

JOB FOR A COWBOY ‘RUINATION’ COVER ART

Award-winning Glendale, AZ heavy music powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY has completed work on its hotly-anticipated sophomore album, entitled Ruination.   The record will see a July 7, 2009 North American release date via Metal Blade Records. The cover artwork for Ruination has been unveiled and is available for viewing now at this location.  …

ASTRID WILLIAMSON ‘HERE COME THE VIKINGS’ OUT NOW

Brighton-based singer Astrid Williamson returns with Here Come The Vikings, out June 2 on One Little Indian U.K. This marks the fourth solo outing for Williamson, whom The Guardian says “oozes songwriting class.” “Shut Your Mouth,” the first single off Here Come the Vikings, is the #1 most added song on the Triple A Radio…

ZERO 7 ANNOUNCES “YEAH GHOST”

Atlantic recording group Zero 7 has announced the details of their fourth studio album, “YEAH GHOST,” which is due at all physical and online retailers in the U.S. on Sept. 8th.   “YEAH GHOST” will see Zero 7 — aka Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns — teaming up with several guest vocalists, including soul/jazz artist…

FUNKMASTER FLEX CUSTOM FORD SPORT TRAC GIVEAWAY

Hip Hop DJ Funkmaster Flex, Zune, and Ford are giving one lucky person the chance to win a fully customized 2008 Ford Sport Trac truck. Entries can be submitted until 8/31/09 by visiting the contest homepage at http://www.zune.net/flex Zune worked closely with Funkmaster Flex in planning the design and added features of the Funkmaster Flex…

TAYLOR SWIFT TEAMS UP WITH T-PAIN

According to a recent Tweet from Taylor Swift, she has been working in the studio with T-Pain. Taylor recently called into a morning radio show saying she’d like to work with Lil’ Wayne but apparently she’s found another rap artist   to collaborate with first.

BRET MICHAELS’ REP NOT HAPPY WITH TONY PRODUCERS

Bret Michaels’ rep is none too pleased with the producers of the Tony Awards after this past weekend’s mishap when the rocker was struck by a piece of scenery, fracturing his nose.   Tony organizers said he “missed his mark” but according to Rolling Stone, Bret’s spokesperson claims he was never told about the moving…

RICK ROSS LANDS TEQUILA ENDORSEMENT

According to BallerStatus.com, Rick Ross is teaming up with Proximo Spirits, Inc and its 1800 Tequila brand to help endorse the first 100-proof clear tequila on the market. Ross and his Triple C’s crew will be featured in a video and photo shoot to further promote 1800 Tequila.

LAURYN HILL CANCELS EUROPEAN TOUR

According to Billboard.com, Lauryn Hill has backed out of her highly anticipated tour in Europe due to undisclosed health reasons. The canceled dates include Sweden’s Stockholm Jazz Festival, which would’ve solidified Hill’s big comeback. No further details were provided at press time.

50 CENT CREATES HIS OWN FRAGRANCE

According to ThisIs50.com, 50 Cent is looking to release his first men’s fragrance line called Power by 50 Cent. The mogul has teamed up with Lighthouse Beauty and has set up a fall launch through Macys. The rapper plans to be extremely hands-on for the venture, in hopes to further his brand even more.

DOWNLOAD A NEW ROB THOMAS SONG

Rob Thomas’ album Cradlesong doesn’t come out until June 30th, but you can already get the second single off the effort on iTunes.   Head there now to download the matchbox twenty’s frontman’s new tune “Meltdown.”

NICOLE SCHERZINGER HAS FILIPINO PRIDE

The Pussycat Dolls’ lead singer, Nicole Scherzinger, is half-Filipino, so it makes sense that she wants to sing the Philippine national anthem next time boxer Manny Pacquiao gets in the ring.   According to the Associated Press, PCD will be performing in the Philippines today and Scherzinger told a local TV station that she’s always…

JESSIE JAMES JOINING JONAS BROTHERS ON TOUR

Jessie James will be joining the Jonas Brothers on select dates of their upcoming tour.   The “Wanted” singer has been tapped to host the first four shows, beginning June 20th in Dallas, Texas.   She will introduce each act on the bill and will perform her hit single as well.   In addition, the…

EXPLORETALENT.COM INKS DEAL WITH SNOOP DOGG

ExploreTalent.com announced today that after a brief negotiation period, they have reached an agreement with entertainment legend Snoop Dogg to collaborate on numerous projects in 2009 and 2010. The details for each individual project will be released on a case-by-case basis but representatives from ExploreTalent.com are indicating that the world can expect collaborative music, film…

THE GS BOYZ RECEIVE BET AWARD NOMINATION

The GS Boyz ignited the scene from their very first bar, and they’ve left a trail of scorched earth in their wake. On the strength of the unstoppable single “Stanky Legg,” which has crisscrossed the country and the globe, the GS Boyz from Texas are primed for their first-ever BET Award–Best Group. Young Joc says…

‘THE DOORS – FROM THE OUTSIDE’ ON DVD JULY 14

MVD Visual and Sexy Intellectual are pleased to announce the home viewing release of The Doors “From The Outside” for North American distribution on DVD.     This brand new documentary film tells the story of The Doors, not from the perspective of the surviving members – as has been told so many time before…

KAT EDMONSON COVERS THE CURE “JUST LIKE HEAVEN” MP3 / VIDEO

NPR recently referred to Kat as “memorable and contagious,” and she is prepping the   release of her debut album ‘Take To The Sky’ for later this summer.   Musicians featured on the album include: Eric Revis (Branford Marsalis), Ron Westray (Wynton Marsalis), and John Ellis (Charlie Hunter).   The album was mixed by multi-Grammy…

NEW HEDLEY WIDGET FROM ‘NEVER TOO LATE’

Fontana International is proud to release the US debut from Canadian superstars Hedley entitled Never Too Late, which is in stores now!   The majority of the songs on NEVER TOO LATE   were produced by Greig Nori (Sum 41); Brian Howes (Hinder, Daughtry) produced “321,”   “On My Own,” and “Trip” and GGGarth Richardson…

PAPER ROUTE “7 MINUTE DOCUMENTARY” / VIDEO

Nashville synth-rock quartet Paper Route releases the documentary 7 Minutes online today. The video features footage from the band’s December 2008 UK tour and the recording of their full-length debut Absence, which was released April 28th via Universal Motown. The video was shot by the band & photographer Bob Miller & edited by Olivier Groulx…

FELIX DA HOUSECAT OFFERS MP3 OF “KICKDRUM”

It’s been eight years since Felix Da Housecat broke out of the house music underground with his electro-pop smash, Kittenz and Thee Glitz (2001), joining the ranks of other soon-to-be-legendary electro-rock pioneers such as Peaches, Fischerspooner and Miss Kittin and the Hacker to define a new style of music and ignite a mass movement of…

VIOLENS OFFER MGMT REMIX OF “DOOMED” / MP3

VIOLENS are giving away MGMT’s remix of   the song Doomed from their debut EP (Cantora Records).   The two bands met last year after MGMT approached Violens’ Jorge Elbrecht about remixing their hit Time To Pretend.   While that initial collaboration completely transformed the original song with eerie, industrial synths, this new mix maintains…

NEW GHOSTBIRD EP CAN BE HEARD ONLINE NOW

The San Diego-based duo, ghostbird, known amongst the faithful for their powerful, brooding lyrics and popping rhythms, announces their self-titled EP to be released digitally on June 30. Recorded at San Diego’s own Capricorn Studios, the EP will be available nationally through all the major online music retailers, as well as at selected local outlets.

STREAM THE WHOLE FREELAND ALBUM HERE

Since the band formed, they’ve inspired genuine intrigue and have received rave reviews from the media and fans alike once people have had a does of Adam Freeland’s latest, COPE(TM). To stream the whole album in its entirety check out: SKOPE IT HERE!

ED HARCOURT NEW VIDEO FOR “BLACK FEATHERS”

It was filmed by a well known British director, who is contractually obliged to remain anonymous. The location was deep in a haunted wood on a moonless night. All the crew engaged in a voodoo chanting ritual before filming to summon up the spirits in the wood.