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30 Nov

Up-and-coming rock band Radio Silence NYC have teamed up with not-for-profit organization DoSomething.org – the largest organization for young people and social change nationwide– to promote an important message about tolerance via their debut music video. The video for their song “Renegade” opens with the sad reminder that 6 out of 10 American teens witness bullying at least once a day. With all of the recent instances of cruelty being reported in the media, the band’s goal with their first song is to rally teens around a message of tolerance and acceptance. As their song states, “hatred is the enemy.”

“We wrote the song over the summer calling out the hate we see daily. As we were thinking of a concept for the video, these stories started surfacing and we felt like we had to get our message out there. This is real and people need to understand that,” says Zach, lead singer.

The music video for “Renegade” is slated for release on November 18th.

Radio Silence and DoSomething.org teamed up to motivate teenagers nationwide to take action to stop bullying. They want young people to make a difference in their schools and communities. Check out DoSomething.org/bullying to learn more about this important issue.

About Radio Silence NYC:
Hailing from various parts of New York City, the boys of Radio Silence NYC are both ambitious and talented way beyond their years. The foursome consisting of Zach (vocals/guitar), Dylan (Guitar), Tim (bass/guitar), and Wyatt (Drums) are 16 years old and have long been students of music and instrumentation. Drawing inspiration from bands like Blink 182, Green Day and Nirvana and also citing the styles of Jimi Hendrix, Duane Allman and Eric Clapton as major influences in their music, the Radio Silence sound is edgy and relevant coupled with an incredible attention to technicality and serious playing ability. As a group, they have been together for a year now and have fine-tuned a sound that will surely attract a fan base of all ages. With the release of “Renegade” and much more to come, this talented foursome is an unstoppable force ready to bring rock back into relevance. Visit www.radiosilencenyc.com for more information.

About DoSomething.org:
DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org is on track to activate two million young people in 2011. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers and celebrates a generation of doers: teenagers who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action. Plug in at www.DoSomething.org.

30 Nov

Over the past few weeks leading up to the release of her latest album …Featuring, Norah Jones debuted a series short video vignettes that talk about each collaboration on the record, ranging from the legendary artists Ray Charles, Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton to the Foo Fighters, Outkast, and indie darlings M. Ward and Ryan Adams. Now these clips have been combined into a long-form video, making for a fascinating and cohesive new look at the inspiration that went in to the recording of each track. Visit Hulu.com to check out the piece.

Norah will perform the track “Bull Rider” from the album this Thursday night, 12/2, on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which airs on CBS at 12:35 am Eastern. “Bull Rider” was recorded as a duet with jazz singer Sasha Dobson – a former bandmate of Norah’s in various side projects – and was originally sung by the late Johnny Cash. …Featuring is available now, in stores and online through Amazon or NorahJones.com.

30 Nov

Alabama-born rapper Yelawolf, aka Catfish Billy, has released his Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment/DGC/Interscope debut entitled Trunk Muzik 0 – 60. The highly anticipated record is a collection of six tracks that appeared on Yelawolf’s critically heralded 2010 mixtape Trunk Muzik (“Pop The Trunk,” “Box Chevy,” “Good To Go,” “I Wish,” “Love Is Not Enough,” and “Trunk Muzik”), plus six brand-new tracks, including the new single “I Just Wanna Party,” featuring Gucci Mane. Hip Hop DX says, “Yelawolf is a bonfire ready to ignite. Trunk Muzik 0-60 lights the match as one of the most versatile emcees in Hip Hop today and finds a way to break new ground.” But don’t take their word for it. Fans can now pick up Yelawolf’s Trunk Muzik 0-60 on iTunes!

Trunk Muzik 0-60 Track-Listing:
“Get The F*** Up!”
“Daddy’s Lambo”
“That’s What We On Now”
“I Just Wanna Party” ft. Gucci Mane
“Billy Crystal” ft. Rock City
“Pop The Trunk”
“Box Chevy” ft Rittz The Rapper
“Good To Go” ft. Bun B
“Love Is Not Enough”
“I Wish” ft. Raekwon
“Trunk Muzik”

To celebrate the new album’s release, we’re giving away the CD to one lucky reader! Just email us at theaudioperv@gmail.com (with the subject: I WANT MY YELAWOLF CD!) with your name, and we’ll email you back if you win! (US only)

30 Nov

Poe Boy/Atlantic recording artist Flo Rida proudly announces the release of his third studio album, “ONLY ONE FLO (PART 1).” The album – which features the hit singles “Club Can’t Handle Me (feat. David Guetta),” “Turn Around (5, 4, 3, 2, 1),” and “Who Dat Girl (feat. Akon)” – arrives in stores and at all online retailers today. Fresh off an incredible Australian promotional tour, the Florida-native debuted the video for “Turn Around (5,4,3,2,1),” which was shot last month in Rio de Janeiro, last week, with the companion for “Who Dat Girl” slated for an exclusive premiere this Thursday, December 2nd on MTV, MTV2, mtvU, MTV Jams, and MTV.com. The rapper is also set to appear on Fuse’s Top 20 Countdown on December 5th (check local listings). As if all this weren’t enough, Flo Rida is slated to ring in the New Year with 2 sure-to-be-showstopping performances on MTV’s New Year’s Bash 2011 (check local listings).

“ONLY ONE FLO (PART 1)” sees the international phenom working with some of today’s hottest producers including Dr. Luke, David Guetta, Benny Blanco and The Smeezingtons, who also produced Flo Rida’s number one international smash single, “Right Round.” The album also includes guest appearances from the likes of Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Kevin Rudolf and labelmate Laza Morgan. “ONLY ONE FLO (PART 1),” which is a compilation of songs that display his melodic style, will be followed by “ONLY ONE RIDA (PART 2),” an edgier collection highlighting the rapper’s verbal dexterity and intricate rhyme patterns, expected to be released in Spring 2011.

What’s more, Flo Rida is slated to appear on a number of nationally syndicated television shows including Chelsea Lately, TODAY, and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where the rapper will perform his double-platinum club anthem, “Club Can’t Handle Me” (check local listings). The addictive, up-tempo track sits atop the charts across the globe, reaching #1 in nine countries. The David Guetta-produced single, which debuted back in early July as a part of “STEP UP 3D – ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” peaked at number 7 and continues to hold strong inside the top 20. The companion video has also been viewed over 48 million times at the superstar’s official YouTube page.

Always a prominent fixture in the online world, Flo Rida recently launched his new website, located at www.officialflo.com. The destination for all things Flo Rida serves as a community where fans all over can create profiles, upload photos and videos, interact with other fans, and be the first to receive up-to-the-minute news and exclusive content. In honor of the release of “ONLY ONE FLO (PART ONE),” fans that follow Flo Rida on Twitter were given the chance to enter to win an Apple iPad, each week leading up to release week.

Known internationally for creating chart-topping club music, Flo Rida recently wrapped an incredible international tour, which included stops in the U.K., Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, and Singapore. Flo Rida also stays committed to giving back to the community through his charity, “BIG DREAMS FOR KIDS,” which has organized a Holiday toy drive, charity dinner and concert in his hometown of Miami, all taking place in mid-December.
Flo Rida is one of the most recognizable international artists today, having toured nearly every continent. The Miami-based rapper burst onto the scene in 2007 with his record-breaking hit “Low (feat. T-Pain),” from his debut album “MAIL ON SUNDAY.” The single went on to become one of the most successful digital singles of the past decade, having been certified 5x platinum by the RIAA for sales exceeding 5 million downloads. In 2009, the Miami-based rapper again made history with his hit single “Right Round,” which to date remains the highest-selling one-week digital single ever with more than 636,000 downloads sold its debut week. In addition, “Right Round,” from the rapper’s album “R.O.O.T.S.,” is the fastest-selling digital single ever, with 1 million downloads sold in just two weeks.

For more information and up-to-the-minute news, visit www.officialflo.com, www.facebook.com/officialflo, www.youtube.com/officialflo, www.twitter.com/official_flo and www.myspace.com/officialflo.

30 Nov

Matisyahu has premiered his new video for “Miracle,” today on his web site www.matisyahuworld.com. A former hockey player, Matisyahu takes Chanukah to the ice in this playful and spirited video, featuring his tongue-in-cheek humor and ever-present message of optimism and unity.

An uplifting pop gem arriving just in time for the holiday, “Miracle” was produced by Dr. Luke protégé Kool Kojak (Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Ke$ha) and is drenched in a joyful spirit with chiming synths, bouncing beats and an irresistible chorus. “Miracle” is available now on iTunes – http://bit.ly/MatisyahuMiracle.

www.matisyahuworld.com / www.myspace.com/matisyahu

30 Nov

A new round of Cold War Kids tour dates have appeared for March of next year. Check out the info below:

3/10/11 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN on sale:Sat, 12/04/10 10:00 AM
3/16/11 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH on sale:Fri, 12/03/10 10:00 AM
3/17/11 Saint Andrews Hall Detroit, MI presale begins:Wed, 12/01/10
3/22/11 House of Blues Boston Boston, MA on sale:Fri, 12/03/10
3/24/11 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY presale begins:Wed, 12/01/10
3/25/11 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA on sale:Fri, 12/03/10
3/28/11 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN on sale:Fri, 12/03/10
3/29/11 Masquerade Atlanta, GA on sale:Fri, 12/03/10
4/09/11 Fox Theater – Oakland Oakland, CA on sale:Sun, 12/05/10

30 Nov

A new six-song iTunes Session by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is available exclusively through the popular online music store beginning today. Recorded at EastWest Studio in Los Angeles, the session features reworked, unique versions some of the band’s most popular songs from their debut album “Up From Below”. Also included in the release is a previously unrecorded live show favorite titled “Fire & Water”.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros finish up 2010 by playing a handful of US shows including KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas on December 12th. The band will kick off 2011 with a trip to Australia and New Zealand for Big Day Out.

Track listing below

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – iTunes Session

1 Up From Below
2 Janglin’
3 40 Day Dream
4 Fire & Water
5 Brother
6 Desert Song

Upcoming Tour Dates

DEC 3 The Mod Club Theatre Toronto, ON,
DEC 4 Congress Theatre Chicago, IL
DEC 12 Gibson Amphitheater Universal City, CA
JAN 21 Big Day Out: Auckland Auckland, NZ
JAN 23 Big Day Out at Gold Coast Parklands Gold Coast, AUS
JAN 26 Big Day Out: Sydney Sydney, AUS
JAN 27 Big Day Out: Sydney Sydney, AUS
JAN 28 The Forum Sydney Moore Park, AUS
JAN 30 Big Day Out: Melbourne Melbourne, AUS
FEB 1 The Forum Melbourne Melbourne, AUS
FEB 4 Big Day Out: Adelaide Adelaide, AUS
FEB 6 Big Day Out: Perth Perth, AUS

30 Nov

Bright Eyes will release The People’s Key on February 15th 2011 on Saddle Creek. The People’s Key – the band’s seventh studio album – is the eagerly awaited follow-up to 2007’s acclaimed Cassadaga. In support of the album Bright Eyes can announce two very special shows next year: Radio City Music Hall in New York City on March 9th and London’s famed Royal Albert Hall on June 23rd.

Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, The People’s Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, at the band’s own ARC Studios, The People’s Key was produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy LeMaster.

Live shows & on sale info:
March 9th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall*
June 23rd London, UK Royal Albert Hall#

*Pre-Sale Begins: December 1 at 12PM EST. Public On-Sale: December 4 at 10AM EST
# Pre-Sale Begins: December 1 at 12PM EST. Public On-Sale: Saturday, December 4 at 9AM

Full track list for The People’s Key:
1 Firewall 6 A Machine Spiritual (In The People’s Key)
2 Shell Games 7 Triple Spiral
3 Jejune Stars 8 Beginner’s Mind
4 Approximate Sunlight 9 Ladder Song
5 Haile Selassie 10 One For You, One For Me

Additional Bright Eyes players on The People’s Key: Andy LeMaster, (Now It’s Overhead), Matt Maginn (Cursive), Carla Azar (Autolux), Clark Baechle (The Faint), Shane Aspegren (The Berg Sans Nipple), Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) and Denny Brewer (Refried Ice Cream).


30 Nov

Six-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artists The Black Eyes Peas release their sixth album, The Beginning (iTunes / Amazon MP3 / CD), today on Interscope Records. “The Time (Dirty Bit),” the first single from The Beginning, went straight to No. 1 on iTunes in 11 countries, including Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and Mexico.

The Black Eyed Peas performed, “The Time (Dirty Bit),” at the 2010 American Music Awards, where they took home the award for “Favorite Pop Rock Band/Duo/Group.” Oprah Winfrey invited the group to perform on her “Ultimate Favorite Things” episode on November 19th, calling them “my favorite group and one of my favorite things.” Entertainment Weekly raves, “Every song is piled high with slick hip-hop rhythms, and bright synch parts…all furthering the goal of maximum catchiness.” “They’ve succeeded at keeping the good times rolling yet again.”

The Black Eyed Peas will perform during The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show on FOX at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas on Sunday, February 6th, 2011. They join an esteemed list of artists —The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and U2 — who’ve performed during the show, which is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 153 million viewers in the U.S. alone watched last year’s telecast.

Those who buy The Beginning (iTunes / Amazon MP3 / CD) can win a chance to be the group’s special guest at the Bridgestone Halftime Show in Dallas. See official rules at: www.BlackEyedPeas.com/TheBigWinning.

The Beginning (iTunes / Amazon MP3 / CD) is the follow-up to The Black Eyed Peas’ blockbuster album The E.N.D., which has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide while spending 52 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It is also the first album in two decades by a duo or group to yield five Top 10 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, including the No. 1 hits “Boom Boom Pow,” “I Gotta Feeling” (which is the best-selling digital song in SoundScan history), and “Imma Be,” as well as the Top 10’s “Meet Me Halfway” and “Rock That Body.” The quartet, comprised of will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap, and Taboo, has logged more than 300 headline tour dates in 29 countries with more than 2.2 million tickets sold.

Watch the video for “The Time (Dirty Bit),” directed by Rich Lee, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwQZQygg3Lk.

30 Nov

Barely over a year after playing their first ever American shows, Welsh rock trio The Joy Formidable will release their debut album, The Big Roar, March 15th on Canvasback/Atlantic.

After self-releasing their eight-track A Balloon Called Moaning EP at home last February, The Joy Formidable spent 2009 touring the U.K., Europe and Australia with bands including Editors, Temper Trap and Passion Pit, mastering tiny clubs and festival stages alike. Along the way, they earned critical raves from NME, The Guardian, the London Times, Spin and Pitchfork, and praise from Garbage’s Shirley Manson and Courtney Love, among others.

In late April, The Joy Formidable teamed with a new label started by Passion Pit’s Ayad Al Adhamy, Black Bell Records, to release A Balloon Called Moaning in the U.S. The New York Times’ Jon Pareles praised the EP’s “cryptic lyrics that glint with urgency,” and said that “the music regenerates the turbulent haze of 1990s rock, but it’s less tormented and more anthemic, confident of the pop structures at its core.” Praising the band’s energetic live show in a recent review, The Village Voice noted “[The Joy Formidable] is a band that knows how to wring just the right amount of intensity from minimal ingredients.”

When they weren’t on the road, the band worked on writing and tracking the material for The Big Roar. “We recorded in a tiny corner of our London bedroom,” says guitarist and lead singer Ritzy Bryan. “It was great, because you could capture that moment when you wake up in the middle of the night with a melody or an image or a lyric.” Working on and off for a year, the trio — Bryan, bassist Rhydian Dafydd and drummer Matthew Thomas — crafted a remarkable collection of modern rock songs that explore what Bryan describes as “the possibility of victory in a hopeless situation.” Adds Dafydd: “The album covers a lot of emotional range. It’s captured the battle between the eternal optimist and the manic depressive.”

The band produced The Big Roar themselves, with help from engineer Neak Menter. They traveled to Los Angeles in summer of 2010 to mix it with Rich Costey (Muse, Foo Fighters, Glasvegas) who also produced new recordings of fan favorites “Whirring and Austere. The album’s first single, “I Don’t Want To See You Like This,” is out now. The Village Voice called the song “one of the band’s best offerings yet, a breakup song that looks forward to the other side of heartache, with racing guitars and thundering drums that seem engineered to snap both parts of the still-attached couple out of their sad state.” These songs are joined on the The Big Roar nine other beautiful, explosive new recordings. Check out the track listing and brilliantly detailed album artwork, created by Dafydd, below:

The Big Roar Track Listing

1. The Everchanging Spectrum Of A Lie

2. The Magnifying Glass

3. I Don’t Want To See You Like This

4. Austere

5. A Heavy Abacus

6. Whirring

7. Buoy

8. Maruyama

9. Cradle

10. Llaw = Wall

11. Chapter 2

12. The Greatest Light Is The Greatest Shade