New Release | The Audio Perv - Part 85
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05 Nov

2010 MTV VMA winners Thirty Seconds To Mars will release a deluxe edition of their album This Is War this Tuesday, November 9th. The deluxe album features “Hurricane 2.0” feat. Kanye West, live versions of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and Kanye West’s “Stronger” which the band recorded for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, the “Kings & Queens” and “Closer To The Edge” videos along with bonus DVD content (full track listing below). The new edition of the album has a brand new cover and can be bought in four different colors, black, blue, pink and white. Fans can pre-order the deluxe edition and other Thirty Seconds To Mars merchandise at

This Is War was originally released in December, 2009 and has been certified gold in 6 different countries around the world including Germany, South Africa, Austria, Belgium and a double gold award in the UK. The album’s 3rd single “Closer to the Edge” is soaring its way up the alternative radio airplay charts where it is currently in the top 15. It follows 2-consecutive #1 singles at the format. “Kings & Queens” and “This Is War.” The video for “Kings & Queens” won the 2010 MTV VMA for Best Rock Video. The band also won the 2010 Kerrang! Award for Best International Group and is nominated for 3 MTV EMA awards. Thirty Seconds To Mars recently teamed up with director Bartholomew Cubbins in NYC to shoot video for the album’s next single “Hurricane 2.0” feat. Kanye West. An announcement on the video’s premiere is expected soon.

Thirty Seconds To Mars just wrapped the 2nd U.S. leg of their massively successful “Into The Wild” tour. They head to South Africa and then back to Europe for an entire sold out arena run including London’s legendary O2 Arena.

Since the December 9th, 2009 release of This Is War, Thirty Seconds To Mars have been experiencing several career highs. They celebrated their third #1 single at alternative radio with “This Is War.” “Kings & Queens” hit #1 in January and the platinum-selling A Beautiful Lie’s “From Yesterday” reached #1 in 2007. A Beautiful Lie’s “The Kill” was voted the #1 alternative song of the decade by AOL Radio listeners. In addition to their MTV 2010 VMA win and EMA nominations, Thirty Seconds To Mars was the most nominated band at the 2010 Kerrang! Awards with 4 nominations, winning the award for Best International Band. They have won 3 previous Kerrang! Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV EMA’s, an MTV Latin and Asia Award and a Fuse Award.

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This Is War Deluxe Edition Tracklisting
1. Escape
2. Night of the Hunter
3. Kings and Queens
4. This is War
5. 100 Suns
6. Hurricane
7. Closer to the Edge
8. Vox Populi
9. Search and Destroy
10. Alibi
11. Stranger in a Strange Land
12. L490

Bonus Audio Content on CD:
Hurricane feat. Kanye West
Bad Romance – BBC Live Version
Stronger – BBC Live Version

Closer To The Edge
Kings & Queens
Making of Kings and Queens
Into the Wild EPK
Behind the Summit
War is Coming spots
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05 Nov

Upon first listen, Katie Costello’s incredible upcoming release Lamplight (Tiny Tiny Records, February 22) is all soulful melody and tapping feet. Exceptionally sultry and soaring vocals weave their way into currents of piano, each tune brimming over with a sound you might expect from times past – but don’t get us wrong, everything about Katie Costello is oh-so-today and immediately exciting. On second listen the lyrics start to jump out at you, swishing swiftly through your ear drums, into your brain and flowing through your blood until they plant themselves firmly into your heart. Upon third and fourth and fifth listen, the record comes together in the same way every great album does, in the moments when you find yourself on an empty street, iPod blasting as you dance recklessly along in the rain doing bell kicks over puddles, happily sheltered under a big black umbrella or when you find yourself on the subway, alone, singing along, out loud.

At the young age of fifteen Katie began to pursue her passion for melody and started work on her debut. She self-released Kaleidoscope Machine at just seventeen to critical acclaim and found immediate champions in the likes of KCRW’s Nic Harcourt who added her songs to regular rotation and music licensors who loved her original sound and old-timey vibe and snagged her tracks for shows like 90210, One Tree Hill and Private Practice. A Christmas baby, she celebrated the holidays that same year with her family and the day after her eighteenth birthday left her Los Angeles home for good and travelled solo to New York City where the young songstress set up shop and began to weave the magic that is Lamplight.

Often compared to A Fine Frenzy, Adele, Regina Spektor and Sixpence’s Leigh Nash, Katie is breaking every mold and proving herself to be a leader for the next generation of songwriters and a serious triple threat – incredibly talented, absolutely stunning, and smart as a whip. A dangerously thrilling combo indeed!

Track listing for Lamplight:

1. Cassette Tape

2. Ashes Ashes

3. After Dark

4. No Shelter

5. Despite Times

6. Out Of Our Minds

7. Fading Lately

8. Dig A Hole

9. Old Owl

10. People: A Theory

11. The Weirds

12. Stranger

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05 Nov

Dirty Wrecked is the debut album by Esteban. A collection of 13 songs drenched in addictive pop hooks, Latin and African beats and rock guitars celebrates a lifestyle of music, art, brotherhood, parties and touring. The groove is infectious, the sweeping melodies and soaring harmonies irresistible.

Early supporters include Alex Lester at BBC R2 and Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music. Total Guitar, recognizing guitarist Liam’s unique fingerpicking style, featured Esteban as ‘Ones To Watch’. The band’s music is featured in the forthcoming Hollywood political comedy Below The Beltway.

With touring firmly in their blood, Esteban have appeared alongside Dizzee Rascal, The Zutons, Friendly Fires, The Cuban Brothers, Gomez and the Young Knives. With festival appearances and sell out club dates, Esteban have earned their reputation as an amazing, exciting live act. It is on the road live where you will be captivated by Esteban’s search for “the last party on the last beach… out there… somewhere…”

The four friends all come from Burton-On-Trent, a small town in the East Midlands. While backpacking in Bali they got caught up in the terrorist attacks of 2002, decided that life’s too short… and formed a band. Esteban started gigging locally, things grew and in 2010 they played 200 shows. Going on holiday to Miami, singer Steve recalls that it was great being able to put down “musician” as his profession on the landing card.

Esteban are true artists. Dirty Wrecked is an amazing collection of songs. The road trip continues.

“There’s no one else like them out there.”
Tom Robinson, 6Music

05 Nov

Brooklyn, NY avante pop band Teletextile proudly announces the release of their new EP Reflector. As a preview they’ve made the tracks “What If I” and “I Don’t Know How To Act Here” available for download at To celebrate the release the band will perform live at Pianos November 20th, a night hosted by Stark Online. Also performing are Motel Motel, Dinosaur Feathers and Cat Martino and Roadside Graves.

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“What if I” MP3
“I Don’t Know How To Act Here” MP3

Teletextile is the creation of multi-instrumentalist (Harp, Piano, Violin, Guitar) and vocalist Pamela Martinez. A follow up to a previous release Care Package, the Reflector EP was recorded with her primary band members Caitlin Gray (Bass, Guitar, Vocals) and Luke Scheiders (Drums, Bells), as well as friends Brian Hamilton (Cymbals Eat Guitars), Aynsley Powel (Tigercity, St. Vincent), Elliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost), and Dave Sheinkopf (The Subjects). Producer Al Carlson (Games, Oneohtrix Point Never, St. Vincent) helped work the boards as they recorded through most of the first half of 2010. The dreamy soundscapes alternate between delicate plucking of the harp strings to a adorned voluptuous sound, all making the bed for Martinez’ boundless vocals.

A San Antonio, TX native, Martinez began her love affair with the musical arts at a young age. Family sing alongs alternated between her mother and grandmother’s love of Ettta James, and her father’s affection for George Harrison. When her punk rock aunt would baby sit, the two would watch The Labyrinth and Hairspray on repeat, fostering her affection for the stranger more festooned side of life, art, and music. After attending University in Boston, in 2007 she moved to New York where she worked with the group So Percussion. Through that experience she met the likes of Matmos, Paul Lansky, Tristen Perich, Zeena Parkins, Lesley Flanigan and others. All composers that used both electronics and acoustic instruments in their music, the relationships she formed in those early days in the city remain an influence in the present.

Reflector represents the latest step in Teletextile’s unfolding journey towards self-discovery, and the listener is encouraged to come along for the ride. Martinez’ sites one of her main motivations of creating and playing music as finding a way to replicate the experience of dreaming. “You should want to close your eyes when listening to music,” she says, “it should be your own story, your own vision.”

Reflector EP Tracklisting
01- The Moment (intro)
02 – I Don’t Know How To Act Here
03 – What if I
04 – John
05 – What if You

November 20, 2010- Reflector EP Release Party
(In Conjunction with Stark Online)

Pianos – 158 Ludlow, New York, NY 10002

Teletextile, Cat Martino, Dinosaur Feathers, Motel Motel, Roadside Graves

04 Nov

LA rockers The Darlings have come a long way since their inception in 2005. After beating out hundreds of bands to win this year’s Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, the Darlings had their song “What Lies Below” picked up by the Anaheim Ducks, who used the track for their 09/10 season promo spots on Prime Ticket. The band’s song “Let’s Roll” has also been in steady rotation on influential LA modern rock station KROQ’s Locals Only show for months. In addition to taking part in the Vans Warped Tour for the third time last summer and securing endorsements from Ernie Ball and Hart & Huntington, they hit the road on tours with Pennywise, Strung Out and Guttermouth. On November 11th, the band will open for punk rock legends Face to Face at Anaheim, CA’s House of Blues.

The Darlings latest release, The New Escape melds the individual members’ classic rock and punk influences into a hearty dose of honest and pure, rock and roll that steers clear of trends and posturing. Stand out songs include “Let’s Roll” “Hypnotize” “Untitled” and “Broken Heart Still Beating.”

The New Escape was recorded by at Z Studios and Tao Creations in Los Angeles and was produced/recorded/mixed by Ed Faris. Guest musician’s include Donnie Nemarnik of Tiger Army who plays pedal steel guitar on “Head Hunter” and Jayson Cruz of Strung Out who provides back up vocals on “Where Do We Go.”

The New Escape will be streaming in its entirety exclusively on starting this Friday Nov. 5th until Monday Nov. 8th. The album is also available for pre-order at:

The Darlings are: Buddy Harris – Vocals/Guitar, Josh Fasen – Drums, Chris Kranes – Bass/Vocals.

03 Nov

Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album, “NO MERCY.” The Grammy Award-winning rapper’s first new collection since 2008’s 2x-RIAA platinum certified “PAPER TRAIL” arrives in stores and at all online retailers on December 7th. “NO MERCY,” T.I.’s seventh studio album, sees guest appearances from Kanye West, Eminem, Chris Brown, The-Dream, and Christina Aguilera with production from top producers including, Dr. Luke (“Magic,” “Right Round”), Danja (“My Love,” “Knock You Down”) and Jim Jonsin (“Whatever You Like,” “Lollipop”.) What’s more, “NO MERCY” is already being ushered by the new single, “Get Back Up (feat. Chris Brown).” The companion video, shot last month in Atlanta, world premieres tonight on BET’s 106th & Park, with a sneak peek during MTV’s The Seven, as well as T.I.’s official website,

T.I. spent the past summer gracing the covers of numerous major national publications, including cover stories in XXL, Complex, Respect, YRB, Jet and Upscale, where the rapper was featured on two separate covers. The Atlanta-native also received his fair share of camera time with appearances on Today Show, Larry King Live, The Mo’Nique Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Wendy Williams Show and E!’s Chelsea Lately.

Long an active online presence, T.I. recently re-launched his massively popular website on the Cisco Eos platform. The rapper’s new official site includes a wide range of exclusive content as well as community forums where fans can discuss T.I. and upload their own unique videos and photos. T.I. has also established himself as a prominent figure online as well, with over 6 million Facebook friends – located at

In addition to his own music, T.I. was featured on several summer smash singles – Diddy-Dirty Money’s “Hello, Good Morning (Feat. T.I.),” Jamie Foxx’s “Winner (Feat. Justin Timberlake & T.I.)” and Rebel Rock Entertainment/Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist B.o.B’s “Bet I (Feat. T.I. & Playboy Tre).” The latter track – surely one of the highlights of B.o.B’s #1 blockbuster debut album, “B.o.B PRESENTS: THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY” –catapulted onto Billboard’s “Hot 100,” as well as the “R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” and “Digital Songs” charts.

As if all this weren’t enough, T.I. took to the big screen this summer in Screen Gems/Grand Hustle Films’ Takers, which debuted at number one at the box office. The high-octane action thriller – the first to be produced under the Grand Hustle Films banner – saw the multi-talented performer joining a star-studded ensemble cast that includes Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Idris Elba, Hayden Christensen, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, and Zoe Saldana.

Added to these endeavors is his hugely popular clothing line Akoo, featured in stores everywhere as well as online at

Check out the new video for “Get Back Up” featuring Chris Brown below:

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03 Nov

Tiny Engines is pleased to announce that it will release Here We Are Tomorrow, the newest 7″ EP from Kent, Ohio’s Annabel.

Slated for an “official” release of December 14th (actual release = whenever copies of the record show up on my doorstep), the EP is now available for pre-order from the label.

Produced, recorded and mixed by Annabel front man Ben Hendricks and mastered by Tim Gerak (of Six Parts Seven), Here We Are Tomorrow contains four brand new songs – plus a 5th bonus digital-only track – and will be pressed on blue (300) and maroon (200) vinyl. Packaging will feature printed polybags, hand-screened / numbered inserts and each copy of the 7″ will come with a free mp3 download code. To secure one for yourself, go here.

Annabel is currently streaming the first track from the 7-inch, “The Forgetting Of Names And Faces,” on its myspace page. The song is also available for download as part of’s recent The Fest 9: A Free Compilation (Volume 1).

Ratcheting up the the immediacy quotient tenfold and tapping into an even more aggressive, urgent punk spirit, Annabel’s newest five-song offering provides a seemingly endless supply of exclamation point moments. Here We Are Tomorrow is a potent mix of the band’s most sweetly innate qualities, as well as the formidable talents it has developed along the way: engrossing melodies, a kinetic pulse and an underlying warmth and honesty that simply can’t be faked. It’s clear that the Annabel has blossomed into a singular songwriting force and fully intends on making a definitive statement with this magnetic EP … and that statement resonates longer and more emphatically than ever before.

03 Nov

The track listing for Queens of the Stone Age, a reissue of Queens of the Stone Age’s critically-lauded 1998 self-titled debut, reflects the band’s original vision for the album with three tracks that were initially cut from the record reinstated.

The sought after and long out of print album arrives in-stores will now arrive on Jan. 11 via Joshua Homme’s own Rekords Rekords in two formats: a traditional CD release as well as a special bundled package featuring the album both as a 180 gram double-gatefold, double LP and a digital download card.

The three additional songs are “The Bronze,” “These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For,” and “Spiders and Vinegaroons.”

Queens of the Stone Age track listing:

1. Regular John
2. Avon
3. If Only
4. Walkin’ On The Sidewalks
5. You Would Know
6. The Bronze
7. How to Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat)
8. Mexicola
9. Hispanic Impressions
10. You Can’t Quit Me Baby
11. These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For
12. Give The Mule What He Wants
13. Spiders and Vinegaroons
14. I Was A Teenage Hand Model

Recent releases from Rekords Rekords include Alain Johannes’ Spark and Mini Mansions’ self-titled debut.

03 Nov

20-year old English folk star Laura Marling is the latest artist to take part in Third Man Records’ Blue Series of releases. The series of limited edition 7-inch records, produced by Jack White and recorded at his own Third Man Studios in Nashville, has featured releases from Wanda Jackson, The Black Belles and Secret Sisters, amongst others.

For her Blue Series recording Laura Marling chose two incredible songs and does them heavenly justice: Jackson C Frank’s “Blues Run The Game” and Neil Young’s “The Needle And The Damage Done”. Marling recorded the tracks – in one perfect take – earlier this year.

Laura Marling was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize for both of her albums Alas, I Cannot Swim (2008) and I Speak Because I Can (2010).

Third Man’s Blue Series are available for mail order and from their Nashville store at 623 7th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203. A very limited tri-color batch of 100 will be made available exclusively through the Rough Trade East record shop in London on Saturday November 13th.

03 Nov

Encompassing more than a dozen years of hit singles and signature album tracks, JAY-Z: THE HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE (pre-order), the first compilation of its kind ever issued in the U.S. on the 10-time Grammy Award-winning hip-hop megastar, will arrive in stores November 22nd on Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group.

HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE (pre-order) will be available in three separate packages:

· The Standard Edition, with the essential 14 tracks and a 12-page booklet in a digipak;

· The Deluxe Edition slim-line jewel-box, with the essential 14 track CD plus a second disc of five impossible-to-find rarities, and an expanded 36-page booklet, with a debossed white linen cover

· The special Collector¹s Edition Box Set, with both CDs, along with a limited edition large format 100-page hard-cover cloth-bound coffee table book, featuring never before seen intimate photography documenting JAY-Z¹s career, all housed in a beautiful debossed white linen presentation box.

The essential 14 tracks on HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE (pre-order), each cut personally chosen by JAY-Z, are as follows:

1. Public Service Announcement (Interlude)

2. Run This Town featuring Rihanna & Kanye West (from The Blueprint 3, 2009)

3. 03 Bonnie & Clyde featuring Beyoncé Knowles (from The Blueprint2: The Gift & the Curse, 2002)

4. Encore (from The Black Album, 2003)

5. I Just Wanna Love U (Give It 2 Me) (from The Dynasty: Roc La Familia, 2000)

6. Izzo (H.O.V.A.) (from The Blueprint, 2001)

7. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) (from The Blueprint 3, 2009)

8. 99 Problems (from The Black Album, 2003)

9. Empire State Of Mind featuring Alicia Keys (from The Blueprint 3, 2009)

10. Dirt Off Your Shoulder (from The Black Album, 2003)

11. Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem) (from Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life,1998)

12. Show Me What You Got (from Kingdom Come, 2006)

13. Roc Boys (And The Winner Is) (from American Gangster, 2007)

14. Big Pimpin (from Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter, 1999)

The five rarities contained on the HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE Deluxe Edition second CD and Collector¹s Edition Box Set second CD comprise ³Young Gifted and Black,² ³Pump It Up (Freestyle),² ³My President Is Black (Remix),² ³Go Hard Remix² by JAY-Z, Kanye West & T-Pain, and ³This Life Forever² (from the Black Gangster movie soundtrack, 1999).

JAY-Z¹s career began in 1996 with the classic ³Reasonable Doubt.² In 1997, he joined forces with Def Jam Recordings and began an unprecedented era of success propelling him to the position of trendsetter, entrepreneur and innovator that he is today. In 2009, JAY-Z released ³The Blueprint 3² on Roc Nation and surpassed Elvis for the most # 1 albums for a solo artist.

JAY-Z has effectively cemented his place in not only hip-hop, but as a spokesperson for innovation and originality; emphasizing the importance of expanding the boundaries of the culture.

JAY-Z has transcended being pigeon holed; opening doors for artists of every genre, introducing his music to venues and audiences never before thought to be traditional hip-hop outlets. His career has sparked conversation and debate on topics ranging from hip-hop purity to various socio-political issues. With the release of HITS COLLECTION, VOLUME ONE, JAY-Z celebrates what he has already accomplished, while looking forward to the ³first time ever² moments he has yet to create.

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