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The Dirty Heads' Full-Length Debut 'Any Port In A Storm' Out Sept. 23

8/31/2008 2:30pm EDT
Dirty Heads
SoCal's reggae and hip-hop influenced alt-rockers The Dirty Heads are set to release their debut album Any Port In A Storm on September 23rd via Executive Music Group (Universal). Featuring one of the last recorded performances of the late keyboardist Billy Preston, best known for his work with The Beatles, the album blends The Dirty Heads' distinctive brand of reggae, hiphop and folk-influenced party music.

Produced by Sugar Ray drummer Stan Frazier and Steve Fox (Ashlee Simpson), and mixed by legendary Beastie Boys mixmeister Mario C, Any Port In A Storm includes the first single, 'S...

Steve Aoki To Release Debut Mix Album 'Pillowface & His Airplane Chronicles' Jan. 22

1/17/2008 6:00pm EST
Steve Aoki
It's irrelevant what you may think of Steve Aoki…. Fanatic or foe, what you cannot deny is how instrumental Steve has been in helping define the emerging music and nightlife culture in the US today. By blurring the lines that once separated hoards of indie kids from the urban or electro fans, and divided the , what this man has created under the guise of a DJ/Party enthusiast is a lifestyle and media empire for youth today.

Dim Mak, his LA based record label has signed and released EP's & LP's for a fine feast of bands including Bloc Party, The Mystery Jets, Klaxons, The Rakes, Scann...

Editors At The Roxy In Atlanta: A Gold Medal Performance

1/15/2008 12:30pm EST
The members of the British group Editors are on a journey of discovery in America. Supporting their second release, 2007's An End Has A Start, the band is still somewhat unknown. It's surprising, considering they have sharp lyrics, driving drums, and a soaring guitar. Singer Tom Smith stays on the low end vocally, complementing the high driving guitar sound. The goal of their journey is for America to discover them. After a 2006 tour in support of their first release, The Back Room, Editors are back to prove that their multi-platinum success was not a fluke.

For those who haven't ...

Louis XIV To Release Sophomore Album, 'Slick Dogs And Ponies,' Jan. 29

12/9/2007 11:00am EST
Louis XIV
On January 29, 2008, Louis XIV will release their second full-length album Slick Dogs and Ponies on Atlantic Records. It's been almost three years since their debut The Best Little Secrets Are Kept, and on their self-produced follow-up the San Diego quartet explore new sonic terrain.

The lush, grandiose collection includes string arrangements by world renowned composer David Campbell (as in Beck's dad...I know, right??). What results is a record that demonstrates a devotion to artistic growth, blending classical sensibility with their rock and roll roots.

The debut single, "G...

Snow Patrol's 'Eyes Open' Certified Platinum

6/22/2007 9:47am EDT
Snow Patrol
Sometimes the biggest bands in the world don't have to brag or posture. They just do the quiet work of honest musicians, traversing the globe and converting every last one of us, one show at a time.

As unassuming and truthful as their music, Snow Patrol has quietly become a genuine global act this past year. Eyes Open, recently certified platinum in the United States (over one million sold), and has now sold 4 million copies worldwide.

"Chasing Cars" is one of those classic songs that won't go away -- for every new fan there's an old one craving to hear it again and again. "Signal...

Hot Hot Heat Finish New Album For September Release

5/9/2007 2:51pm EDT
Hot Hot Heat
Hot Hot Heat will release their third album for Sire Records on September 11, 2007, entitled "Happiness LTD." The album is the band's first since 2005's well-received "Elevator," which spawned the Modern Rock radio hits "Middle of Nowhere" and "Goodnight Goodnight."

Hot Hot Heat began writing new material in January 2005, the very day they launched a globe-trotting tour to support "Elevator." "We wanted this record to be written on the road," says the band's co-founder and frontman Steve Bays, "partly so the influences would be more varied, but also so we could test out the songs live ...

Scissors For Lefty To Release Their Debut Album, 'Underhanded Romance,' June 12

5/8/2007 9:00pm EDT
Scissors for Lefty
Voted "best up-and-coming indie band" by SF Weekly, San Francisco's Scissors for Lefty has been setting off radars in both the US and UK, inciting NME to boast: "ambitious, sarcastic sophisto-pop; quirky, promising, and quite possible awesome." Signed to Rough Trade Records outside of North America (Arcade Fire, the Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian), the group has performed alongside bands such as The Arctic Monkeys, French Kicks, Paul Weller, Dirty Pretty Things, Grandaddy, Metric, Blonde Redhead, Oh No! Oh My!, and Dios Malos, among many others. With each exuberant show, Scissors for Lefty...

Guitar Hero II 'Rock, Paint, Bid' Auction Features Jack Black, Tony Hawk, My Chemical Romance & More

3/8/2007 9:47am EST
Jack Black
Celebrities from the music, film, art and sports worlds will use their creative talents to design and personalize Guitar Hero II video game controllers for Rock, Paint, Bid -- an online auction by Activision, Inc. and Red Bull Energy Drink to be held April 3rd-13th benefiting MusiCares. The pieces will be on public display March 9-18 at Hi-Lo in Austin, Texas, where a surprise performance by a legendary guitarist will also mark the event.

"We are proud to be working with such an amazing list of artists and sports figures in support of this important foundation," said Tim Riley, Worldwi...

The Hard Lessons Are The Next Best Thing To Come Out Of Detroit

2/14/2007 11:00pm EST
The Hard Lessons
Somewhere between the rawness of the White Stripes, the power of the Foo Fighters, and the hip factor of Death From Above 1979, is Detroit's most promising new act, The Hard Lessons. Fronted by Detroit's modern incarnation of Ike and Tina, the band's tracks come on like an unexpected face-slap. With a sweaty live show rendering crowds and critics across the country "vanquished and sated," and a critically acclaimed debut album, Gasoline, The Hard Lessons are poised to take over the world. Dangerously exciting and addictively fun (get out a pad and paper), this is rock n roll music!


One Tree Hill Soundtrack To Benefit Breast Cancer

1/17/2006 8:19pm EST
The WB Network's successful drama "One Tree Hill" has often offered its fans unique opportunities to interact with its characters and their storylines outside of traditional television viewing. However, the show's latest crossover element from the small screen hopes to directly benefit its core demographic – young women – by promoting greater awareness of early detection of breast cancer.

This season on "One Tree Hill," Peyton Sawyer (series regular Hilarie Burton) began to build a relationship with her birth mother Ellie (guest star Sheryl Lee), who recently reappeared in her life and...