Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Lesley Roy - I'm Gone, I'm Going
Breakout is the first album by Miley Cyrus that does not have any affiliation to the Hannah Montana character. Cyrus has said that Meet Miley Cyrus was "just meeting me, finding out who I am", while Breakout was inspired by "what's been going on in my life in the past year." "I wanted to embrace my older audience a little more, kind of taking shackles off and doing the music I wanted to do," Cyrus said of Breakout. Cyrus co-wrote all songs on the album apart from four. "Songwriting is what I really want to do with my life forever, [...] I just hope this record showcases that, more than anything, I'm a writer." A majority of the songs are co-written by Antonia & Tim James, the writers of the hit "See You Again".
Two of the four songs that Cyrus did not co-write are covers. "These Four Walls" was originally recorded by MTV reality TV star Cheyenne Kimball, appearing on her debut album The Day Has Come. Coincidentally, Kimball also has a song titled "Full Circle", but Cyrus's song of the same name is an original composition. Cyrus also covered Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun". As noted below, all songs except "These Four Walls" and "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" were co-written by Cyrus. "Breakout", it was given to Cyrus by another artist who decided not to use the song for their own album.
Cyrus performed a free concert at Bryant Park on July 18, as a part of Good Morning America's summer concert series.
02. 7 Things
03. The Driveway
04. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
05. Full Circle
06. Fly on the Wall
07. Bottom of the Ocean
08. Wake Up America
09. These Four Walls
10. Simple Song
12. See You Again [Rock Mafia Remix]
The planet premiere of the album was broadcasted over Radio Disney on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 4 P.M. Pacific Time, and 7 P.M. Eastern Time. The encore also aired on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 10 A.M. Pacific Time, and 1 P.M. Eastern Time.
01. One Love
02. My Shoes
03. In Love For a Day
06. I'm Gone
07. Simple Things
08. Permission to Fly
09. The Way You Do the Things You Do
11. I Wanna Go Back
Jordan Pruitt - Permission To Fly
Introducing Red Blooded Women...after months of hiding away in several London studios writing with some of the industries most exciting producers, the girls are now set to release their limited edition EP ‘You Made Your Bed’ on 24th August.
A taster of what the future holds, the EP will be available for download on the uber-cool electro label Planet Clique alongside the limited edition red vinyl 7" single, allowing pop aficionados the chance to finally get their hands on some RBW sounds.
The EP features two effervescent, electro-laced pop tracks equally at home on pop playlists as they are on club dancefloors; "You Made You Bed" and "4 2Nite", plus remixes of "You Made Your Bed" from Eazy, Dreamtrak and Rochelle.
Liz from the band says “Just because we’re a girl group, a pop group as it were, we don’t see why we can’t do something a little different. Music that is a little bit awkward and edgy. People kept telling us that we couldn’t do it, but the thing is, we’re stubborn girls - every time someone used the word can’t, we just tried that bit harder. We want to change people’s perceptions of what British pop can be".
Red 7” Vinyl Tracklisting
A You Made Your Bed
B 4 2 Nite
1 You Made Your Bed
2 4 2Nite
3 You Made Your Bed (Rochelle remix)
4. You Made Your Bed (Dreamtrak Diamonds edit)
5. You Made Your Bed (Dreamtrak Diamonds mix)
6. 4 2Nite (Eazy´s Extended Club Mix)
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
01. Break The Silence
02. Now That I'm Kneeling
04. Winning Streak
05. No Fire
06. Everybody Falls
08. Something Almost Sacred
09. To Make You Feel My Love
10. Came Here For
11. If You Don't Mean It
12. Have I Told You
14. Things I Didn't Know
Jon Peter Lewis - Break The Silence
No stranger to performing, ALGEBRA has been lending her melodic voice to projects by Monica and Bilal for years. However, singing for other artists was about as out of character for her as having someone write songs for her. "Even when someone else wrote a song specifically for me, I felt like I was still being a background singer for myself”.
As the music scene in Atlanta became the hot bed of popular music, ALGEBRA taught herself to play guitar and performed regularly at open mics. This pivotal point in her career afforded her the time to develop her writing and performance skills even further without the harness of a prescribed format. "Soon you learn not to care what others think, you learn to perform for you. I would come back week after week and I learned to perform for balance and for freedom. I was becoming alive”.
This organic approach permeates her music. ALGEBRA can easily be pop, rock, rap funk or crunk, yet she can breathe ballads effortlessly. Collaborating with award-winning songwriter and producer Brian Michael Cox on "What Happened" quickly proved to be a true showcase of her brilliance. This soulful ballad is delivered so honestly and with such vulnerability that it sounds like it could be her autobiography. A song filled with PURPOSE.
ALGEBRA’S definitive voice and identity is one of full disclosure. "I don't want to be boxed," she asserts. The litmus test of what she would create lies in being relatable and in offering complete truth in every word she sings. On the song “At This Time" she pours her heart out, placing herself on display to someone whom she has waited a long time to unite with citing descriptive and colorful lyrics, “My arms brag to each other bout how you feel/From conversations I know what they feel is real”. The current single “Run & Hide” produced by the creator of the polka-dot error in hip hop himself, Kwame’ is a testament to all fellas that Miss ALGEBRA will not settle for just any ‘ol guy with lame game. Better come correct or don’t come at all.
As the first artist to be released on the revamped Kedar Entertainment Group, ALGEBRA enters the contemporary soul music landscape following legacies created by artists like D'Angelo, Erykah Badu and India.Arie all of whom developed under the watchful eye of Massenburg. However her sound is unique. ALGEBRA at first is unassuming, but it takes mere moments for you to recognize that she is not just a tempest in a teapot but more like the catalyst of a paradigm shift.
When asked the question, what does PURPOSE mean to her and this project that she has waited so long to share with the world; ALGEBRA replies “The defining moment of purpose is when you realize all that you have is worth less than nothing and still, life is worth living.” With there being only two universal languages in this world - Math and Music; fate would have it, southern songbird ALGEBRA represents both!
Purpose AVAILABLE NOW
Monday, July 21, 2008
In the music video, he wanted to speak about a contrast between feminine sensuality and silver angles of a cold box. The concept is about emprisonment, captivity and a possible release by the way of the music and the (disco) lights. Music can liberate people from deepest fears and bring us into a new reality.
The final result of this competition will be post on the 28th of July.
Please visit his Vimeo page and give comment about the video.
More info about him, please visit his official site.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
02. Slipping Under (Sing Along To Your Favorite Song)
03. Maybe Tonight
04. Fairfax (You're Still The Same)
05. Like You, Only Sweeter
07. Young At Heart
09. Just For You
10. You Can Hold Me Down
William Tell - You Can Hold Me Down
Friday, July 18, 2008
The American version features ten new tracks while the Japanese exclusive edition features all ten of the songs included on the American version as well as one bonus track.
01. Make Some Noise
02. Love It Away
05. Feel So Right
06. My Freedom
07. Beautiful Tonight
08. Up To You
09. You'll Never Know
10. In Your Hands
11. Make Some Noise [Chinese Version Bonus Track]
Krystal Meyers - Make Some Noise
Thursday, July 17, 2008
The duet is very nice, and the voices really do compliment each other, Aretha like trying to put Fantasia on the game of the song. Pretty nice song, you should have this one. The single was released on September 19, 2007.
Aretha Franklin & Fantasia Barrino - Put You Up On Game
The video for Kerli’s single “Walking On Air” has been getting a great reaction online. It is currently the #1 Music Video on AOL Music, and debuted with 107,334 views. To date the video has been streamed over 692,000 times on YouTube and last month it was ranked as the #18 Top Favorite Video (Music) on the site. Yahoo has announced their support for Kerli as well, by featuring her in the Yahoo! Music’s Who’s Next?: Critical Eye spotlight, beginning on July 23. Past “Who’s Next?” artists have included Amy Winehouse, My Chemical Romance, Feist, Sara Bareilles and more. Furthermore, Kerli has been selected as one of MSN’s “Artists To Watch.” To add to the online presence, “Walking On Air” officially impacted at the Top 40 radio format yesterday, and has already garnered early commitments from stations in top markets.
In addition, Kerli’s original brand of pop-goth has been getting raves in the press. People noted, “Certainly, her small Baltic country isn’t known as a music hotbed-but that may change with Kerli’s goth-pop debut.” The Los Angeles Times stated, “The first single, “Walking On Air” … showcases Kerli’s voice at its best.” Perhaps Artistdirect said it best: “Ultimately, Kerli's onto something that could be very significant for the disenfranchised, disillusioned 21st century youth.”
Kerli’s edgy musical savvy – drawing comparisons to Amy Lee of Evanescence and Bjork – grew at least partly from her upbringing in Estonia, which regained its independence from the USSR in 1991, when she was just four years old. A product of “tough love,” Kerli spent most of her childhood seeking to transcend her surroundings by immersing herself in the arts, studying vocals, ballet, acting, and classical piano. By the time she turned 14, she knew what her focus would be. “I was so sure that my life was going to be all about singing,” Kerli says, that “I quit everything else.”
Kerli is a fascinating, magnetic young presence, whose talents as a songwriter are progressing at an extraordinary pace. “I’m trying to create a world around my music,” she says. “And this world needs to be pure, real, honest and beautiful but still a little interesting, dark and definitely mysterious.”
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Francesca Battistelli will release her debut, "My Paper Heart," on Fervent Records on July 22, 2008. Music is in the Battistelli's blood. Born to parents with an extensive theater background. At six years old, Battistelli herself was inspired after catching "The Secret Garden" on Broadway. Feeling a musical calling, she explains, "There was just something about live theater, especially musical theater, that has always resonated with me."
The first single, "I'm Letting Go," displays Battistelli's encouragement to others to not settle for anything less than what God has planned for them. The song is already gathered advanced adds on every format, AC, CHR and INSPO.
01. Free To Be Me
02. I'm Letting Go
04. My Paper Heart
05. Beautiful, Beautiful
06. Blue Sky
07. Forever Love
08. Someday Soon
09. Behind The Scenes
10. It's Your Life
11. Time In Between
Francesca Battistelli - My Paper Heart
The video for this single featured the band in a subway station with Hayes playing out a romantic plot on the subway with Kirsten Dunst as the object of his affections. The video shows the band alone in a carriage and also full of people. Then the train seems to stop and the power goes out, a red back up light comes on and everyone in the carriage joins hand. Hayes who is sitting opposite Dunst reaches out his hands to her. As they touch, we are shown the couple walking through a park bathed in sunlight, laughing and holding hands. Then its back to reality as the train lights come back on and comes to the next station. Both Hayes and Dunst get up to leave, smile at each other as they exit the carriage and part ways. The video ends with Savage Garden performing by themselves in the carriage and subway. It was filmed in November 1999 and was directed by Kevin Bray
Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
Savage Garden - Hold Me
Deemi is currently signed to Family Ties/Atlantic Records. Her first single is called "Soundtrack of My Life." Her debut album titled the same name, "Soundtrack of My Life" hit stores July 10, 2007. In "Soundtrack of My Life", she talks about her life story. From the relationship with her mother, cutting crack for her boyfriend, selling marijuana and eventually smoking it. Deemi recalls her life as "I'm not a victim, I'm a survivor".
Deemi - The Soundtrack Of My Life
Love Is Dead was originally due to be released in April, it was pushed back to July 29 and then pushed up to July 8.
01. Love Is Dead
02. Walking On Air
03. The Creationist
04. I Want Nothing
05. Up Up Up
07. Beautiful Day
09. Hurt Me
10. Butterfly Cry
11. Strange Boy
Kerli - Love Is Dead
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
American heartland singer-songwriter and pianist Jon McLaughlin – whose show-stopping live performance of “So Close,” the Oscar-nominated song from the Disney movie Enchanted, was seen world¬wide during the 80th annual Academy Awards ceremonies – has returned with OK NOW, his second album for Island Records, due October 7th. Fans are getting a sample with the release of a new single, “Beating My Heart,” which impacted at the Hot AC radio format on June 9th. Leading the charge at that format is influential station WBMX in Boston, with other stations quickly getting on board. It impacted at Top 40 on June 30th, and the digital download single went live on June 17th. In addition, McLaughlin opened for British sensation Duffy on June 19th at the El Rey in Los Angeles.
“Beating My Heart” was written by Jon McLaughlin and produced by John Fields, known for his recent chart-topping work with the Jonas Brothers, Lifehouse, and Switchfoot. The new album is being mixed by Tom Lord-Alge and will feature the soon-to-be hit “Smack In To You,” written and produced by the Grammy award-winning team of Tricky and The-Dream.
Jon’s triumphant Oscar night performance ignited an astonishing 1,514% overnight sales increase at Amazon for Indiana, which neatly took over the #1 spot on the Movers & Shakers chart. “Musically, the big winner of the night was Jon McLaughlin,” wrote FoxNews.com’s Roger Friedman in his Oscars coverage. “He sang one of the Enchanted songs. Talk about a break-out moment! That’s a phenomenal voice… McLaughlin could be the next big thing.”
Indiana, Jon McLaughlin’s first major label album, received maximum exposure on tours with Sara Bareilles last summer, Paolo Nutini in the fall, and then climaxing with Kelly Clarkson on her 24-city North American tour, October through December.
Named one of “The 10 Hot Guys of Summer” by US Weekly magazine last year, Jon was also seen performing on the CBS-TV daytime drama The Bold & The Beautiful, on NBC’s The Today Show and on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Listening: Jon McLaughlin - Beating My Heart
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Doctor Rosen Rosen - Eat Pray Fu*k [Radio Edit]
Monday, July 14, 2008
Young's self-titled debut album is scheduled for release on July 15, 2008. Ace teamed up with veteran song writer and producer Desmond Child. Ace co-wrote seven of the eleven tracks on the album.
02. The Letter
03. A Hard Hand To Hold
04. You Redeem Me
05. Where Will You Go
06. Fast Life
07. Young Money
08. How You Gonna Spend Your Life
09. The Girl That Got Away
10. Dirty Mind
11. The Gift
Ace Young - Ace Young
MGMT, "THE BEST
ON-BOARD BECK'S UPCOMING AUTUMN TOUR
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 19 IN
MGMT's Critically Acclaimed Debut Album,
Breaks The SoundScan 100K Mark
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The Brooklyn-based futurist rock/pop ensemble MGMT will follow the group's sizzling summer concert schedule opening for Beck on the post-modern musical collagist's forthcoming autumn tour beginning September 19 in San Diego (please see full MGMT/Beck itinerary following).
Presale tickets for the MGMT/Beck concerts will be made available on the band's website (www.whoismgmt.com) in advance of the public on-sales for the shows. Presale alerts and further information may be found at the MGMT website.
2008 has provided a number of watershed events for MGMT, whose critically-acclaimed debut album, Oracular Spectacular, hit #1 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart and has recently broken the SoundScan 100K sales mark. The group has been honing its live show through a series of headline gigs and mind-bending festival performances including South By Southwest, Coachella and Bonnaroo in the states and the
Pegged as one of Rolling Stone's "Best Rookies In 2008" in the "Best Of Rock" issue, MGMT is proving especially popular with fans and critics in the UK where Oracular Spectacular entered the UK Albums Chart at #12 while the band came in at #9 in the BBC's Sound of 2008 Top 10 poll. Oracular Spectacular debuted at #5 on
In addition to the acclaim surrounding Oracular Spectacular, MGMT has been amassing critical raves for its concert performances. "MGMT's show on Thursday night was my SxSW highlight," wrote The Sunday Times music writer Dan Cairns, "it's a long time since I have been at a gig that has so transported and unified an audience." "In what was one of the hottest tickets in
The band's recently launched website, www.whoismgmt.com, offers an innovative interactive exploration of the MGMT aesthetic and experience including an MGmtSRCH function, a 3-D version of the "Time To Pretend" music video and much more. MGMT's new video for "Electric Feel" is building an online presence with pickup from more than 65 tastemaker and DJ blogs.
The MGMT single, "Time To Pretend," has been picked up by more than 35 radio stations coast-to-coast while the group's track, "Kids," is featured prominently in the upcoming zeitgeist documentary, "American Teen," directed by Nanette Burstein ("The Kid Stays In The Picture").
MGMT has received more than 5 million profile views on the group's myspace page (www.myspace.com/mgmt).
MGMT has been lauded as THE band to look out for in 2008 by publications ranging from Rolling Stone and Spin in the states to the
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MGMT/BECK TOUR DATES
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For more information on MGMT, please contact:
Benny Tarantini, Columbia Records, Media, New York, 212-833-5858;