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Kelsey Waldon – The Gold Mine

Upon first listen to Kelsey Waldon, you might be prone to think “What a great Retro Country Album.” While she would appreciate the compliment, that’s not the way the talented singer / songwriter looks at it. This is simply Country Music to her – the kind she listened to growing up in Western Kentucky. And, she does it very well. Kicking off with “Town Clown,” you know that you are in for something special. Featuring Brett Resnick on…
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Mason Summit – Absentee

“I never took a look around, no/Mostly I looked at the ground/Till I got to know her/Now I see the gentle faces/Buildings, parks and pretty places/Since I got to know her,” sings Los Angeles singer/songwriter Mason Summit on “Better Half,” one of twelve self-penned songs on his debut album “Absentee.” Produced by this 17-year-old multi-instrumentalist, recorded in Echo Park, California, along with veteran musicians, and released on the…
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Nine Critical Things You Should Know About Publicity Before You Make Your First Move

You have your music, your vision, and you are eager to make that first move in the world of PR. But before I jump into what you’re here for, the nine critical things you should now about PR, we need to be sure that your ready to begin such a relationship with the media. It’s not a matter of feeling ready, it’s a matter of being ready. Before you even begin thinking about PR, you need to have what I refer to as your social media…
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Mike Sempert To Release ‘Mid Dream Complete Sessions’ LP

Mike Sempert is thrilled to announce the release of the ‘Mid Dream Complete Sessions’ LP out August 26th on Velvet Blue Music. The album features 6 bonus tracks to Sempert’s debut solo album ‘Mid Dream’ (released earlier this Summer) including …
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Crown The Empire’s ‘The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways’ Debuts at #7 on Billboard Top 200

Dallas, TX’s Crown The Empire had a major first week with the release of their sophomore Rise Records effort, The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways. With the help of their loyal fans dubbed “Runaways”, the album landed at #7 on …
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Alvvays Premieres New Video on Noisey

Alvvays have unveiled the video for their breakthrough single “Archie, Marry Me”. The hazy, sun-kissed clip accompanies one of this summer’s most talked about indie tracks and lands just before the band readies for a busy and in-demand international tour …
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Rockers Foxtrot Uniform’s ‘Cisco’ Cracks Code on Sept. 2

From the minute they became a band in 2011, Foxtrot Uniform formed their own musical language, speaking through sinuous grooves, intriguing textures and nods to some unexpected historical references. On their Sept. 2, 2014, release, Cisco, the Dallas-Fort Worth band …
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Dirty Loops Release New Track “Accidentally in Love”

Swedish Pop trio Dirty Loops have released yet another “incredibly infectious” track – “Accidentally in Love.” The track will be available on their upcoming record, Loopified, out August 19 via Verve Records Formed in 2009, Dirty Loops is a Swedish …
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Queensryche with Geoff Tate to Change its Name to “Operation: Mindcrime”

On the very day his “Farewell Tour” as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate – one of rock’s quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band – has announced that his current …
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Larkin Poe To Release Debut CD “Kin” Oct. 14

Restoration Hardware’s music platform, RH Music, will release Larkin Poe’s full-length debut on October 14 in the U.S. and on August 25 in the U.K. The two Atlanta-based sisters signed with RH Music in September, 2013 after self-releasing a series …
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Dave Lombardo’s PHILM Announces Release of Sophomore Album “Fire From The Evening Sun”

Dave Lombardo’s PHILM has announced that their long awaited second studio album, Fire From The Evening Sun, will be released on the band’s new label, UDR Music, on September 16, 2014 in the US (September 15 in UK/September 12 in …
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COIN Sign To StarTime Intl. / Columbia Records

COIN is Chase Lawrence (lead vocals), Joe Memmel (guitar/backup vocals), Ryan Winnen (drums) and Zach Dyke (bass). They formed a little over 2 years ago in Nashville after meeting at Belmont University. Over the past few months, while finishing up …
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RED Launches Ten Bands One Cause on Pink Vinyl Pressed For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

RED Distribution launches Ten Bands One Cause, a new retail initiative in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. Ten bands have joined forces to reissue ten titles September 30 on pink vinyl for the cause which is sponsoring …
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LA Duo Vow Streaming Lana Del Rey Cover of “Pretty When You Cry” on UK’s Clash Music

LA duo Vow are premiering a cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Pretty When You Cry” on Clash Music. Vow’s “Make Me Yours” EP will be released on August 12 via The Native Sound. To pre-order on iTunes click here. To …
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Greg Manning’s New Single Debuts On The Billboard Smooth Jazz Chart

Keyboardist Greg Manning, the first artist signed to Kalimba Music, the newly re-launched label owned by Earth, Wind & Fire’s legendary founder Maurice White, is truly “Cruisin’ Down The Road” as his infectious debut single catches fire on a variety …
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Tim Fitz Premieres New Track “Sour”

by Alex Gordon This article will be half an artist introduction and half a retraction of some previously published information on Sydney jack-of-all-loops Tim Fitz. I first encountered Fitzy via the Feral Media Summer EP, with his contribution No Rooms Tonight, and I wrote some …
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Introducing The Solicitors

Nerdy IT guys doing pop? That’s what I thought when I first googled The Solicitors, but of course, its best not to judge a band by its band photos. Strangers at first, one from Calafornia who played the guitar and the …
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Skyways are Highways Premiere New Single “Holiday”

by Alex Gordon Skyways are Highways are a three piece turned four piece off the sunny shores of Byron Bay, and the dudes have very kindly shot us the latest single off their upcoming I Found My Fear EP due out in August. …
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TO HUMANS Releases New Album “Metacognition” Featuring Jeremy Lombardo

TO HUMANS, a hybrid of alternative, indie and progressive rock, is a California born and raised, high-energy trio, composed of Danny Toranzo (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Ace Anderson (Bass) and Jeremy Lombardo (Drums) son of former Slayer drummer, Dave Lombardo. They’re …
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Fox & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series Welcomes Trace Adkins This Friday

FOX News Channel’s (FNC) FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series presents American country singer Trace Adkins on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 8AM/ET. The chart-topping country singer is known for hit songs such as: “(This Ain’t) No Thinkin’ Thing,” …
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