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New Politics announce tour and single “Yeah Yeah Yeah”


New Politics
New Politics
New Politics, the Brooklyn based / Denmark born rock trio who is taking the world by storm with their explosive first single “Yeah Yeah Yeah”, will be setting out on a nationwide headlining tour this summer in support of their self-titled debut album (RCA Records) which will be released on July 13th.

Fresh off their first US tour, and memorable performance at SXSW, which had Spin.com declaring their performance was “…the night’s most lasting take-away”, New Politics have continued to develop their energetic live show which features front man David Boyd doing flips, headstands, and breakdancing.

Already deemed “Buzzworthy” by MTV.com, their video for “Yeah Yeah Yeah” is in rotation at MTV2 and MTVU. Additionally, New Politics’ just recently shot a new video for “Yeah Yeah Yeah” in New York City which features more of Boyd’s gravity defying moves. The video will premiere in the next few weeks.

New Politics have been chosen to participate in the Bally’s Battle of the Room Trashing Bands event and concert at Bally’s in Atlantic City on Friday June 25. The judging panel will include rocker/room trasher Sebastian Bach, MTV party boys/room trashers Bam Margera and Viva La Bam, and WYSP-FM Philadelphia radio personality Danny Bonaduce. Later that evening, they will also perform the opening of the new Wild Wild West casino’s Main Stage at Bally’s.

Additionally, “Yeah Yeah Yeah” has been chosen as the Alli Theme Song for both the Dew Tour 2010 and the Lucas Oil Pro Motorcross tour. The song will be used to open and close every televised event related to both tours as well as in promotional spots leading up to every tour date. New Politics will be performing on 7/23 at the Chicago Dew Tour BMX Open. Their performance will be televised on NBC, USA, MTV2 as well as internationally.

New Politics taped a two song performance for Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit which is scheduled to air on June 29th and recently brought down the house at launch event for VMAN’s summer issue, in which Boyd is featured.

New Politics are David Boyd (vocals), Soeren Hansen (vocals/guitar) and Poul Amaliel (drums).


Below please find the current tour routing:

7/11 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge WBUZ
7/12 Indianapolis, IN Birdy’s WRZX
7/13 St. Louis, MO Firebird KPNT
7/15 Phoenix, AZ Radio Show-Toby Keith’s
7/16 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep KRXP
7/17 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon
7/19 Seattle, WA El Corazon KNDD
7/21 Reno, NV The Alley KRZQ
7/22 San Jose, CA Plaza de Cesar Chavez KSJO show
7/23 Chicago, IL BMX Open BMX Open Q101
7/24 San Diego, CA 91X Show
7/25 Las Vegas, NV Wasted Space KXTE / KVGS
7/26 Los Angeles, CA Viper Room 98.7
7/28 Tuscon, AZ Congress KFMA
7/31 Syracuse, NY WKRL Radio Show
8/1 Rochester, NY WNZE Radio Show
8/2 Dallas, TX The Loft KDGE
8/3 Houston, TX Warehouse KTBZ
8/5 Tampa, FL TBD TBA
8/6 Jacksonville, FL TBD WPLA
8/7 West Palm Beach, FL TBD WPBZ
8/8 Charleston, SC TBD
8/9 Baltimore, MD TBD
8/11 Philadelphia, PA TBD WRFF
8/12 Boston, MA TBD WAAF
8/13 Providence, RI TBD WBRU
8/13 Buffalo, NY TBD
8/14 Hartford, CT TBD WCCC
8/16 Burlington, VT TBD WBTZ
8/17 Albany, NY TBD WEQX
8/18 New York, NY Mercury Lounge

Eels to release “Tomorrow Morning” in August


Eels leader Mark Oliver Everett, aka E, calls the 14 track album the final installment of a trilogy that began with HOMBRE LOBO (June 2009) and END TIMES (January 2010). Following a four year absence, TOMORROW MORNING will be the third new EELS album in a little over a year and a half and will be released on the EELS’ E Works Records label. The world tour starts in Santa Ana, California, hitting Japan, Australia, Europe, United States and Canada. It will be the first time EELS have performed live since the release of HOMBRE LOBO, END TIMES and the new album

U.S. tour dates:
August 3 Santa Ana, California Galaxy Theater September 22 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
September 23 Richmond, VA The National Theater
September 24 Boston, MA The Royal
September 25 New York, NY Terminal 5
September 26 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
September 28 Montreal, Canada Le National
September 29 Toronto, Canada The Mod
September 30 Detroit, MI The Crofoot
October 1 Chicago, IL The Metro
October 2 Milwaukee, WI The Pabst Theater
October 3 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
October 5 Denver, CO The Ogden Theater
October 6 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
October 8 Portland, OR Roseland
October 9 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre October 11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
October 12 Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater

Jessica Jarrell to tour with Justin Bieber and release “Up and Running”


Jessica Jarrell
Jessica Jarrell
15-year old Los Angeles-based Jessica Jarrell – who will join fellow Teen Island star Justin Bieber on his first headlining North American tour this summer – is in the spotlight as her brand new single “Up and Running” hits pop and rhythm radio formats across the country on June 21st.

The video for the single, produced by hit making duo, The Runners, will be shot in New York on June 21st, as her single is impacting at radio. News of the summer release of Jessica’s debut album on Mercury Records will be announced in the months ahead.

Jessica’s Mercury career started at the top of the charts with, “Armageddon,” a Top 5 Billboard dance hit. Elsewhere, Jessica can be heard on “Overboard,” a duet with Justin Bieber, co-written and co-produced by Midi Mafia, on Justin’s #1 album MY WORLD 2.0. Fitting her upbeat, feel-good vibe, she can be seen in the summer print campaign for Pastry’s newest dance sneaker.

A working singer and child model since age two, Jessica is also a seasoned young songwriter. She draws inspiration for her lyrics from her family, teenage experiences at school and in her budding music career – as well as her daydreams. “Words are spinning in my head,” she said about the ‘old soul’ perspective of her writing. “I hope everyone can have fun listening to it, but I hope everyone will learn something because they can relate to what I’m singing about too!”


With Jessica Jarrell

Date City, Venue

June 23 Hartford, CT XL Center

24 Trenton, NJ Sun National Bank Center

26 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena

27 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest

29 Minneapolis, MN Target Center

30 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena

July 2 Moline, IL i wireless Center

3 Omaha, NE Qwest Center

5 Grand Prairie, TX NOKIA Theater at Grand Prairie

6 Tulsa, OK BOK Center

8 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center

10 W. Valley City, UT The E Center

13 Everett, WA Comcast Arena at Everett

14 Portland, OR Rose Garden

17 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena

18 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

20 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre LA Live

21 Paso Robles, CA California Mid-State Fair*

24 Las Vegas, NV The Theatre for Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

25 Glendale, AZ jobing.com Arena

28 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

29 N. Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena

31 Memphis, TN FedExForum

August 1 Lafayette, LA Cajundome

4 Orlando, FL Amway Arena

5 Sunrise, FL BankAtlantic Center

8 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena

9 Duluth, GA Arena at Gwinnett Center

11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena

12 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse

14 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center

15 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills

21 Toronto, Ont. Air Canada Centre**

22 London, Ont. John Labatt Centre

24 Ottawa, Ont. Scotiabank Place

25 Albany, NY Times Union Center

27 Providence, RI Dunkin’ Donuts Center

28 Newark, NJ Prudential Center

29 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair***

31 New York, NY Madison Square Garden

Sept. 1 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

3 Essex Junction, VT Coca-Cola Grandstand at Champlaign Valley Exposition****

4 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair

Kylie Minogue releases “All The Lovers” for download


Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
Pop Superstar Kylie Minogue’s first single “All The Lovers” from her upcoming 11th studio album Aphrodite (EMI’s Astralwerks Records) was made available for download in the U.S. on Tuesday June 15th. Both the single and the steamy video which was directed by Joseph Kahn (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Katy Perry) are now available for purchase from major digital music stores. Aphrodite which has already been described as “Perfect” by the New York Post will follow 3 weeks later, available to fans on July 6th. The album is available to pre-order on iTunes as an exclusive iTunes deluxe edition that includes a bonus audio track, live video content, behind the scenes footage and more. Fans looking for the physical product can pre-order a special limited CD+DVD edition. U.S. residents have the chance to preview key tracks from the album by registering for and downloading a free 6-song Aphrodite Megamix MP3 at http://www.astralwerks.com/kylie/us_signup. Kylie premiered the megamix at New York City club Splash when she made a surprise appearance on June 4th. Kylie is currently featured on the cover of the June/July issue of BlackBook Magazine.

“All The Lovers” is climbing charts around the globe, it is #1 on the UK radio airplay charts and entered the Billboard Dance chart last week at #31 after just 1 week of airplay. The Joseph Kahn directed video made it’s online premiere on MSN and network premiere on MTV Networks LOGO. Kylie performed the track live for the first time at the Wind Awards in Italy and performed last week on the finale of “Germany’s Next Top Model.” Kylie will appear on the telecast of LOGO’s New Next Now awards on tonight on LOGO.

Aphrodite sees Kylie celebrate her dance-floor roots and features Stuart Price as Executive Producer. The list of songwriters includes Kylie, Stuart Price, Calvin Harris, the Scissor Sisters’ Jake Shears, Nerina Pallot, Swedish House Mafia, NERVO and Keane’s Tim Rice-Oxley.

In the Fall of 2009 Kylie stormed America to sell out her first ever North American tour. The 6-city tour kicked off in Oakland and made stops in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and New York, wowing fans and critics alike at each stop. Entertainment Weekly called the show a “two-hour post-disco fantasia of strobe, bass, and glitter—an all-out spectacle.” The New York Times claimed “The concert (was) efficient, clobbering, expensive, generous…close to an alternate reality.” Kylie treated her U.S. fans with a new song “Better Than Today” which she played for the first time during the tour.

Over the course of her extraordinary 20-plus-year-career, Kylie Minogue has been a global force in pop music and is one of the world’s most successful female artists with more than 60 million albums sold worldwide, 50 hit singles including the U.S. Billboard dance-chart toppers “Can’t Get You Our of My Head,” “Love At First Sight,” “Slow,” and the Grammy-Award winning “Come Into My World.” She has received countless awards and accolades including an OBE from the Queen, 8 sold-out world tours including the KylieX2008 tour which traveled to 21 countries throughout Europe, South America, Dubai, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Minogue has released ten studio albums, three live CDs, eight live concert DVD’s, plus her Greatest Hits, Ultimate Kylie double album and Boombox The Remix Album 2000-2008. Kylie has her own successful bed linen line “Kylie at Home” and has released 6 fragrances, the latest “Couture” for women and “Inverse” for men. Her 7th fragrance “Pink Sparkle” will be released next month.

Aphrodite Track Listing:
All The Lovers
Get Outta My Way
Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel Love)
Everything Is Beautiful
Better Than Today
Too Much
Cupid Boy
Looking For An Angel
Can’t Beat The Feeling

Buckcherry to release “All Night Long” in August


Buckcherry are preparing to release their fifth studio album, All Night Long, on August 3rd. The new album will be a follow-up to last year’s Black Butterfly that premiered at #8 on the Billboard Top 200. Having recently moved back to Eleven Seven Music, the guys are ready to “continue to elevate our game” according to front man Josh Todd. Check out their first single and video, “All Night Long,” and download it for FREE through their new widget. The guys are also giving away another free MP3 for their new track, “Our World,” to bring light to the oil spill in The Gulf of Mexico. You can see what they have to say about the spill and get the free track on the band’s official site, www.buckcherry.com.

Buckcherry is currently touring the US through the fall.

R.E.M. to release anniversary edition of “Fables Of The Reconstruction”


R.E.M. has teamed with Capitol/I.R.S. for the July 13 release of an expanded 25th Anniversary 2CD and digital edition of the band’s 1985 album, Fables Of The Reconstruction. The new edition features the digitally remastered original album, plus 14 previously unreleased demo recordings, cut prior to the album’s studio sessions, including one long-sought track that has never been released. The commemorative release also adds insightful new liner notes by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, with the 2CD package presented in a lift-top box with a poster and four postcards. On the same date, the remastered original album will be released on 180-gram vinyl.

Fables Of The Reconstruction, recorded during the winter of 1985 in London, England, distant in geography, weather and culture from R.E.M.’s Athens, Georgia home, represented a musical step forward for the band and its members, vocalist Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills, and drummer Bill Berry.

Produced by Joe Boyd (also known for his work with British folk and folk-rock musicians, including Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, and Fairport Convention), Fables marked the beginning of a more narrative, storytelling lyrical style in R.E.M.’s songwriting, with its songs spinning vivid tales of everyday life in the American South.

Before going to London to record, R.E.M. huddled in Jim Hawkins’ Athens, Georgia studio for a few weeks, woodshedding and building new songs from fragments, including many which had emerged during soundchecks along the band’s 1984 tour.
In his liner notes, Peter Buck recalls, “The last day of rehearsal, I think with Joe Boyd in attendance, Jim Hawkins recorded what we had come up with. We spent about four hours recording all the new songs live, with minimal overdubs. I hadn’t listened to this stuff since we recorded it, and I’m kind of stunned at how good it is. My memory of the rehearsals is us scrambling to finish songs. The songs on both Murmur and Reckoning had been performed for months if not years by the time they were committed to tape. I remember feeling dangerously unprepared when we flew to London, but on the evidence of this recording we must have known what we were doing.”

“The Athens Demos,” as R.E.M. has dubbed them, comprise the new edition’s second disc of 14 previously unreleased recordings, including drafts of Fables’ 11 songs and three additional tracks that didn’t make the album. The three non-album demos include two early versions of songs that were later revisited by the band and recorded for other releases and one song, “Throw Those Trolls Away,” making its release debut on this new edition.
In the U.S., Fables Of The Reconstruction peaked at #28 on The Billboard 200, and its singles, “Can’t Get There From Here” and “Driver 8,” reached #14 and #22 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, respectively. In the U.K., Fables reached #35, the band’s highest U.K. chart position to that point in their career.

“It’s a personal favorite,” writes Buck, “and I’m really proud of how strange it is. Nobody but R.E.M. could have made that record. It took our four twisted personalities and the legendary Joe Boyd to make an album that character-filled and vibey.”

R.E.M.: Fables Of The Reconstruction (25th Anniversary Edition) (2CD, digital)

Disc One: digitally remastered original album

1. Feeling Gravity’s Pull

2. Maps and Legends

3. Driver 8

4. Life and How To Live It

5. Old Man Kensey

6. Can’t Get There From Here

7. Green Grow The Rushes

8. Kohoutek

9. Auctioneer (Another Engine)

10. Good Advices

11. Wendell Gee

Disc Two: “The Athens Demos”

1. Auctioneer (Another Engine) [demo version]

2. Bandwagon [demo version] [final version was B-side to “Can’t Get There From Here”]

3. Can’t Get There From Here [demo version]

4. Driver 8 [demo version]

5. Feeling Gravity’s Pull [demo version]

6. Good Advices [demo version]

7. Green Grow The Rushes [demo version]

8. Hyena [demo version] [album version appeared on Life’s Rich Pageant]

9. Kohoutek [demo version]

10. Life and How To Live It [demo version]

11. Maps and Legends [demo version]

12. Old Man Kensey [demo version]

13. Throw Those Trolls Away [demo version] [previously unreleased]

14. Wendell Gee [demo version]

Outkast Big Boi to release “Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty”


Big Boi
Big Boi
The world knows him as Big Boi -Antwan André Patton – one-half of multi-platinum, five-time Grammy Award-winning supergroup OutKast, whose albums and singles have sold over 25-times platinum in the U.S. alone. Now make way for SIR LUCIOUS LEFT FOOT: THE SON OF CHICO DUSTY, Big Boi’s first stand-alone solo album, nearly four years in the making and finally set to arrive July 6th on Def Jam Recordings. 10 days later, Big Boi joins the lineup at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago’s Union Park, over the July 16-18th weekend.

Big Boi is already back in the picture with his Def Jam debut,”Shutterbug” featuring Cutty, produced by Scott Storch, the lead single fromSIR LUCIOUS LEFT FOOT. Writing on the Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog last week, Jozen Cummings elaborated on a few other tracks: “… the melodic ‘Turn Me On,’ produced by long-time OutKast collaborators, Organized Noize… the widely bootlegged ‘”Tangerine’ featuring T.I…. And the Lil Jon-produced ‘Hustle Blood’… complete with Jamie Foxx singing the hook.”

The tentative track listing for SIR LUCIOUS LEFT FOOT is: 1. Feel Me (Intro) * 2. Daddy Fat Sax * 3. Shutterbugg featuring Cutty * 4. Follow Us * 5. General Patton * 6. Bubble Bath Bobby (Interlude) * 7. Tangerine featuring T.I. * 8. Looking For Ya featuring André 3000 * 9. Turns Me On * 10. Shine Blocka featuring Gucci Mane * 11. King Henry (Interlude) * 12. Hustle Blood featuring Jamie Foxx * 13. Night, Night * 14. ADP (Interlude) * 15. Fo Yo Sorrows * 16. The Train Pt. 2 * 17. Back Up Plan (Go).

Big Boi’s signing to the Island Def Jam Music Group marks a reunion with the label’s Chairman, Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid, as officially announced throughout the media last week. “L.A. knows what time it is since I was a teeny bopper, so when I first started working on the record I talked to L.A.,” Big Boi told Mariel Concepcion of Billboard.com, referring to Mr. Reid’s near 20-year association with OutKast. The duo signed their first record deal with Mr. Reid, and his Atlanta-based LaFace Records, the label he founded with Babyface. He has been in OutKast’s corner since the creation of their first album, 1994’sSouthernplayalisticadillacmuzik, which was recorded when Big Boi was still a teenager. A decade later in 2003, OutKast released Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, their 5th studio album, a landmark double-CD containing solo albums by Big Boi and his partner André 3000, respectively. One of the biggest-selling hip-hop albums in history – 11-times platinum in the U.S., over 15 million worldwide – the album generated three Grammys (including Best Rap Album and Album Of the Year) and spun off two life-changing #1 hit singles, André 3000’s “Hey Ya!” and Big Boi’s “The Way You Move” (with Sleepy Brown).

SIR LUCIOUS LEFT FOOT is essentially Big Boi’s first stand-alone solo album project since Speakerboxxx. As reported by New York magazine, “he started working on his solo album on Martin Luther King Day … three years ago.” Now the wait is over – and SIR LUCIOUS LEFT FOOT walks amongst us!

Silent Hill 8 announced at EA by Konami


Silent Hill
Silent Hill
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled Silent Hill 8 (working title), the eighth installment of the Silent Hill franchise. Scheduled to launch in 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. Staying true to the franchise’s original roots, the game returns with another third person horror experience, and an all new thought provoking storyline. Players will once again find themselves face to face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill.

“In honoring the rich history and strong following of Silent Hill, we’re working hard to build a next generation horror game that the fans truly deserve,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “This Silent Hill introduces an all-new storyline and unique evolutions in gameplay, building on innovations and successes from over a decade of true survival horror and terror.”

The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well as horrific creatures and other world terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles to fend off their enemies. The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline which will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience. In addition to the main storyline, players will also be presented with variable side quests along the way that can change depending on their play style, revealing unknown evils within the town.

Silent Hill 8 (working title) is scheduled to launch in 2011 on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Konami to release Neverdead for the PS3 and Xbox 360


Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced an all-new IP, NEVERDEAD currently under development for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. NEVERDEAD will feature third-person action gameplay set in a fantasy and horror-influenced universe where supernatural battles between humans and extraordinary creatures blanket a vast city landscape. Gamers will wield a butterfly design-inspired sword and an arsenal of guns to decimate waves of ungodly enemies in the not-too-distant future.

“For NEVERDEAD, we’ve introduced some truly exciting new forms of gameplay and sword fighting, including a unique healing mechanism originally designed and conceived by a former member of Kojima Production,” said Shinji Hirano, President of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. “Their contributions, and those of the development team, have helped forge a great new action IP to add to Konami’s vast lineup.”

NEVERDEAD begins in the waking hours of peace and calm, when the world is under threat of being consumed by a demonic plague. Centuries have passed since the world succumbed to an unforeseen shadow of evil, and a hero was made an immortal by demons. These demons have risen once again in the present day causing unrelenting mayhem reinforced by destructible environments within the game. Now using his immortalic regenerative powers re-assembling his own body to evade death, the hero carries out the only salvation the world will know, for he is Never Dead.

Gorillaz release “On Melancholy Hill”


The video for ‘On Melancholy Hill’ was directed by Jamie Hewlett and is a super blend of 2D and 3D animation and features cameos of De La, Snoop, Lou Reed and more.

The single is out in full on July 26 with an amazing itunes single LP which includes: “Melancholy Hill” video and animatic, Welcome to the World of the Plastic Beach live show video featuring Snoop, “Melancholy Hill” remixes plus the “Stylo” remix by Labrinth and Tinie Tempah!