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Queens Club ‘Young Giant’ To Release March 23
March 5, 2010, 5:40 pm
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Kansas City natives, Queens Club have their debut album, Young Giant hitting stores and online March 23rd. 

Already becoming a familiar face to concert goers, Queens Club has spent the past year traveling on tour with bands such as Family Force Five, Cash Cash, Breathe Carolina and Say Anything, and will keep up appearances when performing at SxSW on the 19th.

The latest song the band has released is titled, Dust, of which you can listen to below. To find out more about Queens Club you can check out their Myspace, and support them by purchacing Young Giant when it hits stores March 23rd!

Cobra Starship Teaches How To Be A Good Date
February 13, 2010, 5:09 pm
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Cobra Starship’s Guy Ripley helps you become an irresistible force by sharing his tips for a successful first date of which you can use on Valentines Day tomorrow.

Warner Music Pulls Free Music Streaming

Warner Music has said it will stop licensing its songs to free music streaming services.

Warner chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr said: “Free streaming services are clearly not net positive for the industry and as far as Warner Music is concerned will not be licensed.

“The ‘get all your music you want for free, and then maybe with a few bells and whistles we can move you to a premium price’ strategy is not the kind of approach to business that we will be supporting in the future.”

It is not clear whether Warner will remove its music from existing services or decline to do deals with new outlets.

He said the focus would be on promoting streaming services that require payment, which he said could appeal beyond those who currently pay for downloads in stores such as Apple’s iTunes.

Warner Music currently has a list of signed artists to their label including: Lily Allen, Ashley Tisdale, Colbie Caillat, IYAZ, LIGHTS, Meg & Dia, NeverShoutNever!,Rilo Kiley, Regina Spektor, Tegan & Sara, Timbaland & The Veronicas.

Listening to their latest music on Myspace Music, Youtube, LastFM and others are all up for question as to if their artists will be able to continue posting music, but as it stands now, all free music streams will be discontinued.

Vampire Weekend To Have Album Reach #1
January 20, 2010, 4:05 pm
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Vampire Weekend‘s new album Contra debuted as the top-selling album on the Billboard charts last week, selling over 124,000 copies. It is only the 12th independently distributed album to hit number 1.

Congrats, gentlemen!

Photo: Tim Soter

Coachella 2010 Line-up Announced
January 19, 2010, 4:36 pm
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The 2010 Coachella line-up was announced today. Performances include:

FRIDAY APRIL 16: Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, Vampire Weekend, Deadmau5, Public Image Limited, The Specials, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Echo and the Bunnymen, Benny Benassi, Fever Ray, Grace Jones, She & Him, Erol Alkan, The Avett Brothers, Calle 13, The Whitest Boy Alive, The Cribs, La Roux, Yeasayer, Lucero, DJ Lance Rock, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Proxy, Ra Ra Riot, Deer Tick, Wolfgang Gartner, Aeroplane, Iglu & Hartly, Sleigh Bells, P.O.S., Baroness, Hockey, Little Dragon, White Rabbits, Wale, Kate Miller-Heidke, As Tall as Lions, Jets Overhead, Alana Grace, Pablo Hassan.

SATURDAY, APRIL 17: Muse, Faith No More, Tiësto, MGMT, David Guetta, The Dead Weather, Hot Chip, Devo, Coheed and Cambria, Kaskade, 2Many DJ’s, Major Lazer, Dirty Projectors, Gossip, Z-Trip, The xx, John Waters, Les Claypool, The Raveonettes, Mew, Sia, Camera Obscura, Tokyo Police Club, Porcupine Tree, Old Crow Medicine Show, Aterciopalados, Bassnectar, Frightened Rabbit, Dirty South, Flying Lotus, Corinne Bailey Rae, Pretty Lights, Shooter Jennings, RX Bandits, The Almighty Defenders, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Craze & Klever, Zoe, The Temper Trap, Portugal. The Man, Band of Skulls, Girls, Beach House, Steel Train, Frank Turner.

SUNDAY, APRIL 18: Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke????, Phoenix, Orbital, Spoon, Sly and the Family Stone, De La Soul, Julian Casablancas, Plastikman, Gary Numan, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sunny Day Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, MUTEMATH, Deerhunter, Infected Mushroom, Club 75, Matt & Kim, The Big Pink, Gil Scott-Heron, King Khan and the Shrines, Florence and the Machine, Yann Tiersen, Little Boots, Miike Snow, Talvin Singh, Ceu, B.o.B., Babasonicos, Owen Pallett, The Glitch Mob, Mayer Hawthorne, Local Natives, Rusko, The Middle East, Hadouken!, The Soft Pack, Kevin Devine, Paparazzi, Delphic, One EskimO.

Are you going?

Artist On The Rise: Disco Curtis
January 16, 2010, 2:43 pm
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Bringing a fresh change to the punk/rock scene, Disco Curtis is quickly gaining an ever-growing fan base by bringing a pure and simple sound back to music.

Plucking from their influences (Say Anything, Dashboard Confessional, All-American Rejects, Blink-182) with the skilled craftsmanship of their musical upbringing, Disco Curtis genre-blending rock sound is undeniably fresh — chock full of savory and honest lyrics about love and self-introspection, which come alive on tracks like the propulsive Incendiary Devices and Surprise Me; but it’s the crush-worthy anthem Ashley that showcases Disco Curtis on the spot likeability.

The band’s overall mission is pretty basic: keeping communication open between them and their fans. “No matter what, we’re never going to change the way we treat our fans and the ways we invest time in them, just like the way they invest time in us” Novak says. “Regardless of what changes, we always want to have true relationships with our fans. That is our golden rule.”

Such a mantra was definitely put to the test during the band’s first-ever tour this past October, where they performed acoustic shows at select Hot Topic locations across the U.S. “Honestly, I can’t think of a better way of developing the band and helping us get started than Hot Topic” Novak says. “It was a really cool experience for us.”

Disco Curtis is wide-eyed for what’s in store for 2010. While plans to write and record a host of new material are already in the works, they’ll also be spending the winter months prepping for their appearance on second half of the annual Vans Warped Tour, with dates slated for July 20th through August 15th. The Play With Fire, Get Burned EP is currently available for download via iTunes.

Their current fan favorite is their innovative cover of Lady Gaga’s debut hit, “Just Dance.” 

Alice In Wonderland Going Pop Punk?

The upcoming Tim Burton movie, Alice In Wonderland holds a modern twist on a Disney classic, however the soundtrack may come as a surprise to most.

While the soundtrack music has not been premiered during the film’s trailer, the official track listing was released and holds a list of acts who are easier to find on Warped Tour than the Grammys.

The album consists of:

1. “Alice (Underground)” performed by Avril Lavigne
2. “The Poison” performed by The All-American Rejects
3. “The Technicolor Phase” performed by Owl City
4. “Her Name Is Alice” performed by Shinedown
5. “Painting Flowers” performed by All Time Low
6. “Where’s My Angel” performed by Metro Station
7. “Strange” performed by Tokyo Hotel and Kerli
8. “Follow Me Down” performed by 3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch
9. “Very Good Advice” performed by Robert Smith
10. “In Transit” performed by Mark Hoppus and Pete Wentz
11. “Welcome to Mystery” performed by Plain White T’s
12. “Tea Party” performed by Kerli
13. “The Lobster Quadrille” performed by Franz Ferdinand
14. “Running Out of Time” performed by Motion City Soundtrack
15. “Fell Down a Hole” performed by Wolfmother
16. “White Rabbit” performed by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Are you excited for the soundtrack and the movie?