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Month July 2010

Enter the “Dark Night of the Soul” Hipstamatic Photo Contest — Danger Mouse will pick the Best of Show winner

The fine folks at Hipstamatic — the cool iPhone App that seeks to recreate the magic started in the 80′s with ‘the little plastic camera with the golden shutter’ – host a cool creative challenge every month.  And this month, the Big Hipstamatic Show challenge is centered around ”Dark Night of the Soul” — the amazing new album [...]

KT Tunstall Loves NY @ Live Gig

KT Tunstall wowed the crowd at NYC’s Hiro Ballroom this week with an intimate acoustic set as part of a promo tour for her upcoming album, “Tiger Suit,” out this fall (Sept. 27 in the UK and October 5 in the US).  After treating fans to new material like “Push that Knot Away” and soon-to-be-released [...]

Free Energy, LCD, Raekwon among EMI artists at Pitchfork Festival this weekend

Several bands that are part of the EMI family are descending upon Chicago to play at this weekend’s Pitchfork Music Festival.  Brooklyn-based LCD Soundsystem, Staten Island native and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, Canada’s Broken Social Scene, California-by-way-of Brooklyn band Liars and Philadelphia-based band Free Energy are among those taking the stage. Free Energy front men Scott [...]

Sky Ferreira makes Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List”

Sky Ferreira’s new track “One” is burning up the Interwebs and captivating fans, fashionistas, critics and pop culture junkies.  The editors at Entertainment Weekly added “One” to their “Must List” this week, saying “The electro-pop princess’ single has the makings of the perfect dance jam thanks to sweet vocals and trip-happy beats…” The single will be [...]

Copy Katys? “Gurls” from all over reply with their versions of Ms. Perry’s smash hit

Katy Perry and her team have launched a Tumblr site to post some of the more notable versions, parodies of  and answers to “California Gurls.”   You’ll see celebrations of ‘gurls’ from coast to coast:  Nebraska, South Florida, Nebraska, Philly, plus a drums-only homage.  Have one of your own or a favorite to add?  Submit it here!

Tinie Tempah announces his first headline tour

Tinie Tempah has announced his first UK headline tour.  The 14 date ‘Disc-Overy Tour’ kicks off in Cardiff on 10 October. Support will come from label-mates Chiddy Bang whose album ‘The Preview’ is released on September 13. In the last six months alone Tinie has supported Jay Z, Rihanna, Mr Hudson and Chipmunk and taken [...]

Iron Maiden ‘Final Frontier’ video premiere

Ahead of their eagerly awaited new studio album which is due for release on August 16 (August 17 in the US), Iron Maiden have today premiered their new video for the single ‘Final Frontier’. The Final Frontier – Director’s Cut Iron Maiden | MySpace Music Videos Iron Maiden are currently halfway though a tour though [...]

Bryan Ferry new studio album released in October

The legendary Bryan Ferry has today announced his latest solo album ‘Olympia’ will be released on October 25, 2010 (October 26 in the US). ‘Olympia’ features a series of exciting collaborations and also sees Ferry reunited with Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera, Andy Mackay and Brian Eno. Roxy Music have announced nine festival tour dates but [...]

“Rain is a Good Thing” for Luke Bryan — another #1 single!

Capitol Records Nashville’s Luke Bryan is celebrating his second consecutive #1 single with “Rain Is A Good Thing” hitting the top of both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles charts.  This follows his #1 Gold®-certified smash “Do I.” In addition to enjoying the chart success of his current album, “Doin’ My Thing,” which contains both hit [...]

Celtic Woman TV Special receives Emmy® nomination

Celtic Woman and their Musical Director David Downes have been honored with an Emmy® Nomination for “Outstanding Music Direction” of the recent PBS TV special, “Songs From The Heart, Live at Powerscourt House & Gardens.” “Manhattan Records are extremely proud of the always stellar performances delivered by Celtic Woman as well as the tremendous effort [...]