ALPHA REV part ways with Hollywood Records Saturday, 14 May 2011 15:12 by madseason

 

From Casey McPherson, frontman of texan alternative rock band Alpha Rev:

"We've parted ways with Hollywood Records/Disney. We have made a lot of amazing friends there, but the truth is they're set up for products, not artists. There are pockets of people in the radio, creative, and A&R departments that are amazing, and truly meant to be in the music business. Unfortunately there are others who do not seem to share this characteristic. Like the fact that they are holding a bunch of songs of Alpha Rev that have never been released, and won't give'em back!

We also left our manager. His priorities were in-line with upper management at Hollywood. The major labels are having their own troubles right now with this season of change, and there's really no place for me in that world. Its mostly about performance, and not much about heart or content.... ......I can't dance for shit and I have no tricks, though sometimes I wish I did.... so, I've always had to rely on heart. :) 

Enough venting....I'm excited now. I get to make music that I want to make. I get to make whatever kind of records whenever I want to make them - I get to be about the music again..what I was made to do. You ever get that feeling? When you've left a bad relationship, or certain expectations have been lifted off of you and you feel free again? Yeah, that's a good place to be. We've hired an awesome new manager at Red Light Management in Denver who understands me and communicates incredibly well. Our next label will operate in a similar way. In the interim, we will be making a new record independently, and I will be asking your help with that soon... stay tuned for some cool stuff."

 

Yes, products... that's what those so called managers of major record labels want... not artists, not good music, just products to sell to a predefined "target". How a sad situation... Let's support Alpha Rev and all the indie artists and labels out there that are more concerned in the quality of the music than in the brands, the targets, the statistics... An artist is not a box of cookies to sell in a supermarket.

 

BLUE OCTOBER give us The Chills Friday, 13 May 2011 16:11 by madseason

 

Blue October new studio album "Any Man In America", produced by Tim Palmer (H.I.M, Live, Goo Goo Dolls, Switchfoot, Robert Plant) will be released on August 16th.

The first single "The Chills" premiered a bunch of hours ago on Rock 101.9 RXP FM.

Listen to it now:

 

justin from blue october

big talk

The Killers' Ronnie Vannucci is set to release his highly anticipated solo debut album "Big Talk" this July 19 via Epitaph Records.

"Big Talk" was produced by Ronnie Vannucci and Joe Chicarelli (The Strokes, Counting Crows, Manchester Orchestra) and mixed by Alan Moulder (Placebo, Foo Fighters, Depeche Mode, Lostprophets, A Perfect Circle) and finds The Killers' talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter moving out front to unleash 12 songs of masterfully crafted guitar driven pop. A pitch perfect summertime soundtrack, Big Talk deftly mixes new and classic sounds to generate a record certain to please both dedicated Killers' fans and lovers of classic hook filled radio-friendly rock.

The first single from "Big Talk", a luxuriant blast of modernized rock-n-roll entitled "Getaways" is available now via iTunes. You can stream the track here

 

The Way It Was for PARACHUTE Friday, 13 May 2011 00:40 by madseason

 

Parachute The Way It WasParachute are about to land with their sophomore release, "The Way It Was", on Mercury Records. The album was produced by John Fields (Switchfoot, the Goo Goo Dolls, P!nk, Paper Tongues) and features the hit single "Something To Believe In" (a staple on ESPN) as well as the track "Kiss Me Slowly" (co-written with Grammy winners Lady Antebellum).

Official release date for "The Way It Was" is next tuesday, May 17.

 

 

 

 

FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE new album Thursday, 12 May 2011 23:00 by madseason

 

Fountains of Wayne's new album, Sky Full of Holes, will be released in the US on August 2 by Yep Roc Records, and on July 20 by Warner Music in Japan (other international release dates coming soon). Recorded in New York City, Sky Full of Holes features 13 new songs written and produced by Chris Collingwood and Adam Schlesinger. The album was mixed by John Holbrook, who also worked on Welcome Interstate Managers and Traffic And Weather. The band - Collingwood, Schlesinger, guitarist Jody Porter, and drummer Brian Young - will tour extensively in support of the new album beginning this summer.

Fountains of Wayne have a brand new website online starting today. Click on the image below to visit it now:

fountains of wayne website

 

HINDER, What Ya Gonna Do? Wednesday, 11 May 2011 22:50 by madseason

 

Hinder have released just a few hours ago the video for the second single from their third album, "All American Nightmare".

Enjoy the official video for "What Ya Gonna Do" now:

 

 

FAIR TO MIDLAND are back Wednesday, 11 May 2011 18:09 by madseason

fair to midland arrows & anchors

They graced our ears with "Fables From A Mayfly: What I Tell You Three Times Is True" in 2007 and revelead themselves as one of the greatest modern progressive band around.

This coming july Fair To Midland will return with a new album, "Arrows & Anchors": produced by famous knobsmaster Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer, Coheed and Cambria, Tool, Bad Religion, Backyard Babies, Pearl) and featuring 15 tracks, A&A it's going to be released by E1 Music label on July 12th.

Listen to the first single "Musical Chairs" here.

 

 

EISLEY Smarter Wednesday, 11 May 2011 15:57 by madseason

 

Press release:

"EISLEY's music video for "Smarter," the first single from their new album THE VALLEY, premieres today on mtvU and online at mtvU.com. The video was filmed near the band's hometown of Tyler, Texas, and directed by photographer Chris Phelps, who shot all of Eisley's packaging and publicity photos for THE VALLEY as well as other artists including MGMT, Panic! At The Disco, B.o.B. and Travie McCoy.
"Smarter" has received nationwide radio support while spending nine consecutive weeks on the FMQB Triple A top 200 radio charts. "Smarter" also spent six weeks on the FMQB Submodern top 200 chart, peaking at #25, with spins and support from KROQ/Los Angeles, KDGE/Dallas, WEDG/Buffalo, KBZT/San Diego, KFMA/Tucson, WRMR/Wilimington, WCNR/Charlottesville, WCYY/Portland and more. Says Josh Venable of KYSR/Los Angeles and KDGE/Dallas, "Comparisons to Kate Bush and her 2000's counterpart Florence and The Machine are fine by me. This is the Eisley album we've been waiting for since the beginning. Don't wait. This is the future."
Eisley are in the midst of a six-week headlining tour in support of THE VALLEY, with dates continuing through June 4. In a review of last week's show at Boston's Brighton Music Hall, the Boston Globe wrote, "They worked up a muscular guitar power that somehow maintained a sundressy feel.... By the time the band performed the romantic eulogy 'Ambulance' and the ghostly 'Marvelous Things' an observer might have found himself at a loss for words." See below for a list of remaining dates.
Plans are in the works for a second vinyl pressing of The Valley on transparent blue-green stock; more details will be available in the coming weeks
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And here's the video for "Smarter":