Allison Moorer is set to release her Ryko debut, Crows, on February 9. Produced by R.S. Field (Buddy Guy, John Mayall) at the House of David Studio in Nashville, TN, the 13-track album is a refined and lyrically honest collection of songs that is a marked stylistic departure from her previous work. Crows is the anticipated follow up to her critically acclaimed 2008 album, Mockingbird, which was a celebration of songs composed by a stunning cast of female songwriters including Nina Simone, Patti Smith, Cat Power, her sister Shelby Lynne, and more. It also follows Moorer’s first Grammy Award Nomination for the song “Days Aren’t Long Enough,” a composition she co-wrote with her husband, Steve Earle, for his Grammy Award Winning 2007 album Washington Square Serenade.
The World Premiere of Laura Bell Bundy’s debut music video “Giddy On Up” will air on CMT on Monday, January 18. The video was added into the noteworthy Hot Shot rotation at the network. In addition to the music video, cmt.com is featuring a three minute clip of Laura Bell’s Cooter County characters talking about the world premiere of her music video – sure to make you laugh out loud.
“I’d Do It All Again,” the first single from GRAMMY winner Corinne Bailey Rae’s forthcoming album, The Sea, goes to radio this week and will be available at all digital retailers in early January. A sweeping, defiant declaration of love and faith, the song is one of many highlights on The Sea, set for January 26th release on EMI’s Capitol Records.
Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD) and the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced today that they stand with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) in its petition drive and advocacy work protesting the recent Grammy nomination of reggae singer Buju Banton’s album “Rasta Got Soul.” Banton has a long history of advocating the killing of gay people.
Hip-hop/pop/soul duo God-des and She are proud to announce the upcoming release of their third album,Three. Produced entirely byBrian Hardgroove of Public Enemy fame, the album will be released on December 3, 2009 via G&S Records.
Austin‘s The Invincible Czars, known for composing a “…frenzied, turn-of-the-century riot inducing classical music…” The Dallas Observer, continues to spread a unique variety of holiday cheer by performing their zealous take on Tchaikovsky’s classic “Nutcracker Suite” at Discovery Green on Saturday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. to open the park’s ice skating season. Their re-imagined “Nutcracker Suite” appeals to everyone from children to the young at heart seeking to experience the classic holiday tradition in a radical new format that is certain to delight.
Centaur Entertainment, New York’s premiere dance music record label, announces the upcoming release of “Party Groove: White Party 10,” the Official benefit CD for White Party Week held in Miami from November 25-30. JustCircuit.com’s “DJ/Producer of the Year” recipient Randy Bettis has mixed the new White Party album which will be available exclusively in Miami during White Party Week, and in stores nationwide beginning December 8, including iTunes Worldwide.
If John Denver believed sunshine on your shoulder would make you happy, then electronic dance group Marrow is convinced they’ll deliver even greater joy by pumping some UV dBs where the sun don’t shine. Sunshine Enema is the follow up to Marrow’s debut, Quiet Desperation, which fueled a two-coast tour, built a national fan base, and inspired the fan-remix album, “Remix Us Miserable”.
Check out the new single from Norah Jones, “Chasing Pirates”, available digitally on Tuesday, October 13th in support of her highly anticipated new studio album The Fall. We have a streaming link to hear “Chasing Pirates” which is currently featured on Rolling Stone’s “Hot List” and features a new direction for Jones. “For this record, I just had a sound in my head,” she says. “I wanted the grooves to be more present and heavy. And I also just wanted to do something different.” The Fall will be released on November 17th on EMI’s Blue Note Records.
Make no mistake: You know and love the voice—and it belongs to Chris Willis.
At once soulful and gritty, Willis’ voice has fueled numerous dance and top 40 pop hits, including the 2007 charttopper, “Love Is Gone,” which dominated charts around the world, and “Everytime We Touch,” a Top 10 European smash earlier this year.