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Joemca – Joemca jum+ka EP

October 31st, 2007


Quality Over Quantity

One could argue that almost every melody, lyric, and emotion that can be musically conveyed has been written a few hundred times over at this point. Taking the same palette of twelve keys, the same human tragedy, and finding a way to say it originally and convincingly is a feat accomplished by very few. Brooklyn “laptop-rocker” Joemca and The Poets have accepted the challenge; their five-song self-titled EP is their concise argument that heartfelt musical expression always has something worthwhile to say. Read more…

By Andy Schneider Posted in Reviews

XL Recordings Signs Radiohead

October 31st, 2007

Radiohead have signed with XL Recordings for the physical release of their new album In Rainbows. The British indie label, home to The White Stripes and Dizzee Rascal among other artists, also released Thom Yorke’s solo album The Eraser in 2006. A release date for the CD has yet to be determined.

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By Robert Huff Posted in News

New B-52’s On the Way

October 31st, 2007

It would appear that the Love Shack is opening up for business again. After a nearly 16 year gap between records, the B-52’s are returning with their first all-new full-length since 1992’s Good Things. Funplex was produced by former Madchester mainstay Steve Osbourne and is set to be released on February 26. Contenders for the first single include “Pump” and “Keep This Party Going.” Frontman Fred Schneider also revealed plans for a massive viral campaign to promote the release.

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By Robert Huff Posted in News

New Coldplay Album Almost Finished

October 31st, 2007

Coldplay have announced via web post that their fourth LP is nearing completion as we speak, readying itself for an early 2008 release. Produced by Brian Eno, the follow to 2005’s X&Y will feature new tracks like “Famous Old Painters,” “Poppy Field,” and “Rainy Day.” The post on the band’s website promises that “when the deadline comes and the work is done, this will be the album I always dreamed we’d make.”

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By Robert Huff Posted in News

Robert Goulet Passes Away At 73

October 30th, 2007

The “American Barritone from Canada”, as Ed Sullivan once labeled him, died in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Las Angeles today. Grammy award winning Robert Goulet was 73 and awaiting a lung transplant. Read more…

By Daniel Kidd Posted in News

Rufus Does Judy Comes To CD

October 30th, 2007

Decemeber 4th marks the tentative release of Rufus Wainwright’s double disc album Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall, featuring a live recording of his June 14th, 2006 concert. The concert was a mirrored interpretation of Judy Garland’s 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall.

On February 14th Wainwright will also release a DVD entitled Rufus! Rufus! Rufus! Does Judy! Judy! Judy! Live at the London Palladium, recorded February 25, 2007. Read more…

By Daniel Kidd Posted in News

Gym Class Heroes – As Cruel As School Children

October 30th, 2007


Top of the Class

Bands have been trying to mix rock with hip-hop since Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. hit it big with “Walk This Way.” Gym Class Heroes dared to take this further on As Cruel As School Children by combining R&B grooves, hip-hop beats, and rapped emo lyrics. Read more…

By Danielle Reicherter Posted in Reviews

No UK Play for Duran Duran

October 29th, 2007

The new Duran Duran video for single ‘Falling Down’ has reportedly been banned from UK television. According to Dotmusic, the video was labeled too controversial due to he theme of models in rehab. The band will reportedly be shooting a new, tamer video. Read more…

By Sandra Friedman Posted in News

U2 Has More Money Than You

October 29th, 2007

Superstars U2’s music publishing company, U2 Ltd, raked in $30 million-plus last year. However, documents obtained by the Associated Press are claiming $25.8 million of it went to five unidentified “employees,” suspected to be the band members and their longtime manager, Paul McGuinness. U2’s public relations firms in Dublin and London refuses to confirm this. Read more…

By Sandra Friedman Posted in News

Silverchair Sweeps ARIAs

October 29th, 2007

Silverchair swept the 2007 ARIA Awards in Sydney, with a total of five awards. They walked away with Album Of The Year, Best Group, Single Of The Year, Best Rock Album, and Highest Selling Single, making them the most successful artist in the history of the ARIA Awards. Read more…

By Sandra Friedman Posted in News