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FEB 17 2015

SMALLPOOLS REVEAL 32-DATE LOVETAP! HEADLINE TOUR TODAY

VIP tickets on sale tomorrow HERE

SMALLPOOLS "KARAOKE" (MANILA KILLA REMIX) PREMIERED BY THIS SONG IS SICK HERE
(+ FREE DOWNLOAD)

DEBUT ALBUM LOVETAP! ON MARCH 24TH ON RCA RECORDS


photo credit: Anna Lee

FIRST SINGLE “KARAOKE” IS AVAILABLE HERE
"Karaoke" ('70s Bootleg video) HERE

Los Angeles' quartet Smallpools announce their 32-date LOVETAP! headline tour today, which will take them from Austin's SXSW through most American states and will end with a homecoming show at Los Angeles' El Rey. This trek is in honor of their debut album LOVETAP!, which comes out on March 24th through RCA Records. “Karaoke”, the first single off the album is currently available at all digital retails and streaming providers. “Karaoke” was produced by Ricky Reed and John Ryan, listenHERE.

Last week, This Song Is Sick premiered "Karaoke" (Manila Killa Remix) HERE, which received over 100.000 streams in no-time and is available as a free download.

Press is already praising “Karaoke” with Hilly Dilly saying ““Karaoke” follows up some of the best new pop we’ve heard in a while, and the band has really hit the nail on the head when it comes to the song’s actual sound. Baeble Music noted “The energetic new track is lighthearted, lots of fun, and makes you want to grab a mic and sing along”. Earmilk said “Like a breath of fresh air, Smallpools build on their style with the momentum behind "Karaoke".

After bursting onto the scene with their 4 song self-titled EP, Smallpools has toured to all corners of North America opening for WALK THE MOON, Neon Trees, Grouplove, MS MR, Twenty One Pilots, and Two Door Cinema Club, played Lollapalooza and Firefly Festivals, and closed the year with a sold out Live Nation “Ones To Watch '14” headline tour.

The release of their self-titled debut EP gained them critical acclaim and brought them their national TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, performing their debut single "Dreaming" which was produced by Captain Cuts. You can hear “Dreaming” HERE and see the video HERE, which has 4.5 million views.

Supporters like Vogue, Interview Magazine, Idolator, BuzzFeed etc all praised the band’s catchy songs and invigoration live shows. Neon Gold called “Mason Jar” “a sepia splash of power-pop that crystallizes into a starscraping smash before the verse even kicks in, as stadium-sized Of Monsters And Men gang vocals ride high on the buoyant flair of Smallpools' youthful, Two Door-esque ebullience.” In addition, NYLON Magazine premiered the Charli XCX vs Twin Idol Remix of “Dreaming”. Check out more from their Billboard interview HERE.

Smallpools consists of Sean (vocals/keys), Mike (guitar), Joe (bass) and Beau (drums).

Click the headline above for a full list of tour dates!

FEB 17 2015

ELLE KING’S DEBUT ALBUM LOVE STUFF SET AVAILABLE NOW ON RCA RECORDS

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED FIRST SINGLE “EX’S & OH’S” FROM LOVE STUFF AVAILABLE NOW ALONG WITH ALBUM TRACKS “LAST DAMN NIGHT,” “AIN’T GONNA DROWN,” AND “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

PERFORED “EX’S & OH’S”ON “THE TODAY SHOW” TODAY



“With a wail reminiscent of Janis Joplin, some bad tattoos (her words, not ours) and ample experience in both the brokenhearted and heartbreaking departments, Elle King roared onto the music scene” – People Magazine “Blond and boisterous, music's newest hot chick” – Teen Vogue

“Blown away by her voice…a modern-day Janis Joplin! Elle King is the real deal!” – Perez Hilton

“Listening to this album will empower you to be a bad ass with a soft side” – Nylon

“Dangerously Catchy” - Entertainment Weekly

“Artist To Watch” – Esquire


(New York-- February 12, 2015) Pop, blues, soul, and rock‘n’roll singer/ songwriter/guitarist/ banjoist Elle King released her debut album LOVE STUFF on February 17th on RCA Records. Elle celebrated her album release day by performing her single “Ex’s & Oh’s” on The Today Show.

Ellle King recently released three additional tracks from LOVE STUFF entitled “Last Damn Night” and “Ain’t Gonna Drown” , both produced by Jeff Bhasker, and “Under the Influence” produced by Dave Bassett. The album is available now on iTunes and Amazon.

Elle has performed “Ex’s & Oh’s”, the first single from her album LOVE STUFF on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”-- (Click here to watch) and she recently released behind the scenes footage recording her song “Last Damn Night” at Sun Studios in Memphis with Jeff Bhasker and Mark Ronson – (Click Here to watch).

Elle worked with acclaimed collaborators on LOVE STUFF including Jeff Bhasker (Fun., Kanye West, The Rolling Stones), Eg White (Adele, Sam Smith), Jacknife Lee (R.E.M., U2,Crystal Castles), Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney), Martin Johnson, and Dave Bassett, among others.

Her single “Ex’s & Oh’s” was #1 Most Added at AAA radio upon release and has received tremendous praise: Billboard raves “Mix Duffy's vocals, the Black Keys' urgent rhythms and a hook and tempo that recalls P!nk's "So What," and you have Elle King's catchy and clever RCA debut.” Perez Hilton writes: “She's like a modern-day Janis Joplin! Elle King is the real deal! A true talent!” Muumuse declares: “Elle King, the man eatin’, shit talkin’ spitfire of your dreams…or nightmares. (Boys: You’ve been warned).”

LOVE STUFF showcases Elle's powerful voice, tremendous songwriting, playful spirit, and bad-ass ways with lyrics that chronicle bad boyfriends, passionate relationships, and heartbreak.

Elle has toured with Of Monsters and Men, Train, Ed Sheeran, and many others. With the release of her critically acclaimed 4 track EP, THE ELLE KING EP, released in 2012, Elle made her network television debut with the song “Playing For Keeps” on the Late Show With David Letterman (click here to watch her performance).The track was featured as the theme song for VH1's “Mob Wives Chicago” and chosen for the national TV ad campaign for Mad Men. Click HERE to listen to the The Elle King EP on Spotify. Elle has been featured by Esquire, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, and many more.
FEB 17 2015

The Wind + The Wave’s Covers One EP

Pick up The Wind + The Wave’s Covers One EP featuring their versions of Sia’s “Chandelier”, R. Kelly’s “Ignition, Metric’s “Gold Guns Girls” and more!

Pick it up now on iTunes and Amazon or stream it now on Spotify.

FEB 17 2015

RCA RECORDS TO RELEASE MUSIC ICON VAN MORRISON’S NEW STUDIO ALBUM

DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE
SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 24TH, 2015


FEATURING SONGS FROM VAN’S CATALOG REINTERPRETED BY VAN MORRISON WHO PERSONALLY SELECTED DUET PARTNERS INCLUDING MICHAEL BUBLÉ, STEVE WINWOOD, BOBBY WOMACK, MARK KNOPFLER, TAJ MAHAL, MAVIS STAPLES, NATALIE COLE, GEORGE BENSON, GREGORY PORTER, CLARE TEAL, PJ PROBY, JOSS STONE, GEORGIE FAME, MICK HUCKNALL, CHRIS FARLOWE, AND HIS DAUGHTER SHANA MORRISON

FIRST SINGLE “REAL REAL GONE” FEATURING MICHAEL BUBLE AVAILABLE NOW
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW!


(New York- February 17, 2015) RCA Records announces today the release of musical icon and visionary Van Morrison’s brand new album entitled DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE set for release on March 24, 2015. DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE is Van Morrison’s 35th studio album.

On DUETS: RE-WORKING THE CATALOGUE, Van Morrison and the guests selected and recorded some of his songs from the catalog of 360 songs across his career. Deliberately steering away from his more well-known classics, Van enlisted some of the artists he most respects to perform these songs with him to re-craft and re-imagine them. The album was recorded in his home town of Belfast and London in the United Kingdom over the last year, using a variety of musicians and fresh arrangements.

The first single from the album is available today and is entitled “Real Real Gone” featuring Michael Bublé. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN NOW.

The album was produced by Van Morrison along with Don Was and Bob Rock.

The album features duet performances with Bobby Womack, Steve Winwood, Mark Knopfler, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Michael Bublé, Natalie Cole, George Benson, Gregory Porter, Clare Teal, P.J. Proby, Joss Stone, Georgie Fame, Mick Hucknall, Chris Farlowe, and Van’s daughter Shana Morrison. (Find complete track listing below).

Van Morrison is considered one of the most prolific recording artists and extraordinary live performers of our time. He has received a multitude of awards and accolades including 6 Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, an OBE, an Ivor Novello, has been inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and possesses honorary doctorates from Queen’s University Belfast and the University of Ulster, as well as entry into the French Ordres Des Artes Et Des Lettres, all illustrating the international reach of Van’s musical art. Van Morrison has collaborated with, among others, John Lee Hooker, Ray Charles, Lonnie Donegan, Mose Allison and Tom Jones, all confirming the breadth of his musical reach. His visionary songwriting and mastery of many genres continues to shine on albums celebrating and re-exploring his blues, jazz, skiffle and country roots. With one of the most revered catalogues in music history, his talents as a composer, singer and performer are unmatched.

Link to listen to “Real Real Gone”

Buy/Stream: iTunes, Amazon, Spotify
FEB 17 2015

Chris Brown X Tyga Release New Song From #FanOfAFanTheAlbum, “Remember Me”

Chris Brown and Tyga released their song, “Remember Me” off their upcoming album, Fan Of A Fan The Album. Get this song as well as “Ayo” and “B****es N Marijuana” featuring Schoolboy Q when you pre-order the album ahead of its February 24th release on iTunes here.

FEB 13 2015

Cage The Elephant LIVE from The Artists’ Den

Tune in tonight to see Cage The Elephant’s episode of Live From The Artists’ Den. The band filmed an exclusive live set at the Santa Barbara Art Foundry. Check here for local listings.

FEB 12 2015

Kelly Clarkson Responds To Fan Stories on her “Piece By Piece” Lyric Reveal

Kelly Clarkson launched a website revealing unheard lyrics from her upcoming album, Piece By Piece and asked fans to leave personal stories or comments. Kelly Clarkson then replied back to some of the stories from her fans! Read some of Kelly’s heartwarming responses on Metrolyrics here.