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One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out

11/18/2014 9:30am EST
One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
While the music industry definitely isn’t trying to “shake off” the success of Taylor Swift’s monstrous 1989 album which keeps on going and going like the Energizer Bunny, they are trying to release more high profile albums during November to get people buying albums. This week, it’s possible that Swift has met her match with beloved boy band One Direction, who surpassed the half-million mark with two out of three of their previous albums. Whether Four will receive the same reception only time can tell, but it’s certainly the biggest album to watch this week.

1) One Direction, Four (Col...

TV On The Radio Bassist Dies Of Lung Cancer

4/21/2011 9:06am EDT
TV On The Radio
TV On The Radio star Gerard Smith has lost his battle with lung cancer.

The bassist revealed he had been diagnosed with the disease earlier this year and subsequently dropped out of the cult band's summer tour across America and Europe to concentrate on his recovery.

A recent statement released on the band's website read, "Already we have seen dramatic results. Combine that with Gerard's legendarily willful disposition and it might just be cancer that has the problem."

But Smith passed away on Wednesday morning.

The sad announcement on the band's website reads, "We are very sad to annou...

Record Store Day Is Saturday, April 18

3/8/2009 7:00am EDT
The organizers of Record Store Day have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as Radiohead, Wilco, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Wilco plan to release their upcoming DVD as an exclusive release to indie stores and on the band's website on...

Check Out TV On The Radio's 'Dancing Choose'; Tour Dates

8/30/2008 5:30pm EDT
TV On The Radio
Have a listen to TV On The Radio's new single, "Dancing Choose." TVotR's upcoming record, Dear Science, is out September 23.

TV on the Radio Tour Dates:


05 Musicfest NW, Portland, OR*

06 Showbox, Seattle WA*

07 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC*

09 Macewan Ballroom, Calgary AB*

10 Starlite Room, Edmonton AB*

12 Knitting Factory Boise ID*

13 In the Venue, Salt Lake City UT*

14 Monolith Festival, Red Rocks CO

19 Street Scene, San Diego, CA

20 Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco CA


10 Electric Factory, Philadelphia PA+

11 Lupos, P...

Feist Wins Shortlist Music Prize

2/5/2008 4:12pm EST
Canadian singer Leslie Feist is the winner of the Seventh Annual Shortlist Music Prize for her album The Reminder. Feist is the second female artist to win the prize, following Cat Power who won the award last year. Feist was chosen by a panel of five Listmakers: recording artists Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) and Ronnie Vannucci (the Killers), journalist Rev. Moose (CMJ), radio DJ Chris Douridas (KCRW) and the hosts of Hunnypot Internet Radio.

In a statement, Listmaker Gary Lightbody called The Reminder “the album of the year for 2007 or any year I can think of: it’s modern and classic...

Justice To Headline Spring MySpace Music Tour

1/11/2008 10:24am EST
MySpace, the world's most popular social network, today announced the Spring 2008 MySpace Music Tour, featuring the Grammy-nominated French electronic duo Justice with support from Diplo, DJ Mehdi, Chromeo, Busy P and Fancy on select dates.

The second in a series of MySpace produced and branded concert events slated for each fall and spring, the Spring 2008 MySpace Music Tour, produced by Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, will kick off March 3rd in Austin, TX, and finish on March 31st in Los Angeles, CA. Tickets will go on sale to the general public January 9 – 12 at...

Lollapalooza 2007 Lineup Announced

4/12/2007 12:13pm EDT
Pearl Jam
Tickets are now officially on sale for Lollapalooza 2007, August 3-5 in Chicago’s Grant Park. Among the 120-plus artists are behemoths Pearl Jam — in their sole U.S. show this year — as well as Daft Punk, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Muse, Iggy and the Stooges, Interpol, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Perry Farrell’s Satellite Party, Snow Patrol, The Roots, Paolo Nutini, Femi Kuti and The Positive Force, and many more.

The 2006 edition of Lollapalooza filled Grant Park with more than 166,000 attendees of every stripe—figuratively and literally—...

TV on the Radio Tops Critics' Year-End Lists; Group Announces Spring Tour

1/24/2007 10:43am EST
TV on the Radio
TV on the Radio found themselves perched atop a plethora of "Best of '06" music roundups -- from the darkest corners of the blogosphere to the pages of The New York Times, the band's second album, Return to Cookie Mountain has been deemed furthest-from-fakakta.

Rising high above the public relations nightmare of a near-fatal wolf-wrangling mishap on the set of the band's video, "Wolf Like Me," the band scored a coup with inclusion on every 2006 critics' pick list known to exist.

The NY Times listed the album as the BEST of the year on account of its "eerie beauty," going on to sa...

Music For America Partners With Over A Dozen Concert Tours To Inspire Young Voters This Fall

11/3/2006 11:52am EST
Barenaked Ladies
In an ongoing effort to inspire millions of young voters to participate in the electoral process, Music for America has partnered with over a dozen bands touring nationwide this fall - registering voters, discussing current issues and sparking peer-to-peer conversations around the issues that matter most to young people. The push is designed to turn young people out to vote on November 7 and get the newest generation of voters more involved in the electoral process.

Artists who are taking Music for America on tour this fall include Cut Chemist, Death Cab for Cutie, The Long Winters, Mi...

Check Out The Hot New Sounds Of TV on the Radio's Sophomore Disc, "Return To Cookie Mountain"

10/6/2006 11:25am EDT
TV on the Radio
There's a buzz going on over TV on the Radio's major label debut, "Return To Cookie Mountain." Hear for yourself why this eclectic quintet is revolutionizing modern music with their impressive sophomore disc...

Stream each song from "Return To Cookie Mountain":

1) I Was A Lover

2) Hours

3) Province

4) Playhouses

5) Wolf Like Me

6) A Method

7) Let The Devil In

8) Dirty Whirl

9) Blues From Down Here

10) Tonight

11) Wash The Day Away

Extra Tracks:

Snakes And Martyrs

Hours (El-P Remix)

Things You Can Do

Find lots more about TV on the Radio here on Sta...

TV On The Radio's "Return To Cookie Mountain" Hits Stores Sept. 12

8/24/2006 1:03pm EDT
TV On The Radio
Here's the U.S. Final Tracklisting for TV On The Radio's Return To Cookie Mountain. It has 3 extra tracks aside from the UK release. One of them is a remix for "Hours" by El-P.

TV On The Radio's "Return To Cookie Mountain" hits stores September 12. Here's the tracklisting, and you can check out some audio and videos below:

1. I Was A Lover 4:21

2. Hours 3:55

3. Province 4:37

4. Playhouses 5:11

5. Wolf Like Me 4:39

6. A Method 4:25

7. Let The Devil In 4:24

8. Dirty Whirl 4:14

9. Blues Fro...

Coachella 2006 Line-Up Announced

2/1/2006 4:11pm EST
Bloc Party
The official line up for the 2006 Coachella music festival has been announced! Tool, Depeche Mode, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blunt and dozens of other bands & artists will converge April 29th and 30th in Indio, California. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 4th at Noon (PST). The complete line-up is below...

Saturday, April 29th

Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, Franz Ferdinand, Sigur Ros, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Common, Atmosphere, Carl Cox, My Morning Jacket, TV on the Radio, Ladytron, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Tosca, Cat Power, Animal Collective, HARD-Fi, De...