Category: FEATURES

Feature stories and artist interviews

THREE AUDIO STREAMS FROM ‘CLASSIC SINATRA II’

On June 2, Capitol/EMI Records and Frank Sinatra Enterprises will release Classic Sinatra II, the long-awaited follow-up to the double platinum Classic Sinatra released in 2000. Featuring 20 classic recordings spanning from 1954 to 1961, the CD also offers a previously unreleased recording.  

SUPER 400 ALBUM ‘SWEET FIST’ OUT SEPTEMBER 9 / AUDIO

The three friends began long jam sessions that lasted for days, searching for a sound and feel that would develop into a breathing entity.   Super 400 takes the classic ‘power trio’ approach with their live show three instruments taking up the sonic space of an airplane hangar, rocking to the heavens but their vocal…

STOLI GETS AN EARFUL FROM PARACHUTE / MP3

We have been excited all week to unleash this interview with Mercury Records band, Parachute. We sent over a Q&A for them to answer and Will Anderson took it one step further. Will answered all our questions and placed them on MP3 for all to download & enjoy.

NEW SINGLE FROM DEPEDRO “DON’T LEAVE ME NOW”

DePedro may be the first solo album for the man behind the name, Jairo Zavala, but in no way is it his debut. Already a celebrated recording artist in Spain, where he was born and raised, Zavala has spent the past two decades playing, writing, and performing with bands like Amparanoia, Vacazul, Los Coronas, and…

AARON BARNHART NEW AUDIO & VIDEO FOR “DAY IN DAY OUT”

Check out the new video for Aaron Barnhart’s single “Day In Day Out” off his album Missing Pieces available on May 26th from Bonded Records/Fontana/Universal Music Group. In support of the album Barnhart will be on tour including west coast dates with JR Richards from Dishwalla.

CAGE THE ELEPHANT RELEASE “TINY LITTLE ROBOTS” MP3

Cage The Elephant left crowds staggering after outrageous performances on their latest US tour with stops at Coachella and Bamboozle.   Rolling Stone annointed the band to be the “Next Big Thing” and Entertainment Weekly describes the band’s live show as “…good clean spastic fun.”  

THE TOADIES RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SONG I HATE” / DATES

Last year The Toadies reunited after a 7-year absence, released a record entitled No Deliverance and played a US Tour that sold out in many major markets including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, Seattle, Minneapolis and of course all over Texas including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.

CAZWELL OFFERS MP3 & VIDEO FOR “I SEEN BEYONCE AT BURGER KING”

Few new artists embody the spirit of downtown NYC more completely than Cazwell. A leading figure in the renaissance of New York City nightlife that has taken place over the last five years, Cazwell’s music a ridiculously fun mix of electrified dance music and old school hip hop–is the perfect example of the new spirit…

SALLY SHAPIRO NEW SINGLE “MIRACLE”

Sally’s  debut “Disco Romance” will come out in early fall of 2009. Sally will first be releasing her single “Miracle” on Paper Bag Records in North America on June 16th. “Miracle” is written and produced by Johan Agebjörn and Roger Gunnarsson, and includes a remix by up-and-coming Bulgarian producer Bogdan Irkük.

NEW VIDEO FROM NIGHTRIDERS “SHAKEDOWN”

Nightriders are the Boston dance duo; Matt Johnson and Joe Faria, where a chance meeting in 2004 at Boston’s legendary superclub, Avalon, (and many drinks later); formed a solid friendship. Little did they know that their similar tastes in music and their technical teamwork would be the essential ingredients of Nightriders in the making.

STOLI MEETS THE ONE MAN BAND NAMED BAILEY

My nexy guest is a one man band and he proves that on his album, ‘Burden The Hand.’ Bailey is from Los Angeles by way of Ohio. He spent the better part of 2008 recording ‘Burden The Hand’ in his Hollywood apartment. Bailey went without a band as he played all the instruments from guitar,…

JACK’S MANNEQUIN NEW SINGLE “SWIM”

Jack’s Mannequin are back with a new single from their highly-acclaimed album, The Glass Passenger.   “Swim” features lead singer Andrew McMahon’s trademark expressive piano playing in a song about fighting for the goodness in life at all costs.   With music as his emotional release, McMahon was able to inject the songs on the…

MEMBERS OF MAROON 5, PHANTOM PLANET AND GOMEZ TEAM UP

The 14 musicians who make up OPERATION ALOHA had an amazing opportunity. With a month of free time in between tours, recording and the general chaos of their schedules, each musician flew to the beautiful island of Maui, Hawaii, to live in a strange compound of tree houses with friends whom they respect and share…

HOWLING BELLS SIGN TO NETTWERK MUSIC GROUP / VIDEO

Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce the signing of Australian rock n rollers HOWLING BELLS. The breakout group is set to release their sophomore album and N. American debut RADIO WARS on July 28th in the US and Canada, with their smoldering first single “Cities Burning Down” out June 2nd on iTunes.

U2 NEW VIDEO FOR “MAGNIFICENT”

The video for “Magnificent” was directed by French filmmaker Alex Courtes. Alex also directed the video for the band’s previous single, “Get On Your Boots,” and alongside his former creative partner Martin Fougeral won a Grammy award for the “Vertigo” video. The video for “Magnificent” was shot in the historic city of Fez, Morocco last…

KATY PERRY RELEASES “WAKING UP IN VEGAS” MUSIC VIDEO

With three worldwide smash hits already and global album sales exceeding 3 million copies, the excitement of Capitol Records’ breakthrough artist KATY PERRY’s album ONE OF THE BOYS continues undiminished, even as the first anniversary of its release on June 17, 2008 approaches.