B-Real of Cypress Hill Preps “SMOKE N MIRRORS” For A February 24th, 2009 Release

Featuring Snoop Dogg, Damian Marley, Buckshot, Kurupt, Too Short, Sen Dog, & Young De

B-Real, a rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage, is best known for being the lead rapper in the hip hop group Cypress Hill. Since the group’s formation in 1988, the pioneering rap-rock quartet Cypress Hill — founders B-Real, DJ Muggs, and Sen Dog, along with newest member Eric Bobo — have come a long way from the streets of South Central L.A. Over the course of its 17-year history, Cypress Hill has sold more than 17 million albums worldwide, including more than 11 million records in the U.S. alone. The group has garnered 15 multi-platinum, platinum and gold certifications from the RIAA; headlined Lollapalooza, Woodstock and the group’s own Smokin’ Grooves tour. B-Real has appeared on “Saturday Night Live,” all the while breaking down the musical and cultural barriers between hip-hop, alternative, metal, rock, reggae, ska and Latin music. Continue reading “B-Real of Cypress Hill Preps “SMOKE N MIRRORS” For A February 24th, 2009 Release”

EQUAL VISION RECORDS SIGNS CLOSURE IN MOSCOW

Equal Vision Records is proud to announce the signing of Melbourne, Australia’s CLOSURE IN MOSCOW. The band – vocalist Chris DeCinque, guitarist/vocalist Mansur Zennelli, guitarist Michael Barrett, bassist Brad Kimber, and drummer Beau Fair – will be permanently relocating to the U.S. at the top of 2009 and heading straight into the studio with producer Kris Crummett (Dance Gavin Dance, Anatomy Of A Ghost, Fear Before The March of Flames) who also recorded their debut EP, The Penance And The Patience. The band will hit the road permanently upon completion of their debut LP in February. Continue reading “EQUAL VISION RECORDS SIGNS CLOSURE IN MOSCOW”

Larkin Grimm’s Young God debut leaps up national radio charts

Parplar is the Young God debut from the fabulous, itinerant force of nature Larkin Grimm. She’s got an elemental voice that comes from somewhere under the earth. She alternately moans like a woman-in-full orgasmic release, wails like a banshee, or coos like a crazed little girl, depending on her mood. Parplar was co-produced by Michael Gira (Devendra Banhart, Akron/Family, Angels Of Light, Swans) and Larkin Grimm. It was recorded at Old Soul Studio in Catskill NY, with additional recording at Seizure’s Palace in Brooklyn and mixed at Trout Recording, Brooklyn. Larkin’s risen to the occasion for these recording and really found herself as a singer delivering absolutely stellar vocal performances of songs that are sometimes soulful, whimsical, sensual or bizarre. The production is as varied and unpredictable as Larkin herself. Continue reading “Larkin Grimm’s Young God debut leaps up national radio charts”

Del Marquis Announces Solo EPs and Video Project

Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters will be digitally releasing a series of solo EPs the first Tuesday of every month from December through April. The EPs include collaborations with Joan As Police Woman and Basement Jaxx vocalists Vula Malinga anf Sharlene Hector. The first EP, “Hothouse”, will be released December 2. The title track addresses how gay rights were used as a divisive tool by the Bush administration and the society of fear his regime created. Continue reading “Del Marquis Announces Solo EPs and Video Project”

Duran Duran Zune Green Room Interview

Check out Duran Duran’s exclusive behind-the-scenes interview from Zune’s Green Room series. The Green Room series consists of video podcasts that take music fans behind-the-scenes with their favorite artists. The series gives fans access to exclusive, backstage interviews with artists such as Oasis, The Presets, and Janelle Monae. There are three total videos for Duran Duran’s Green Room interview, and they can all be downloaded for free through the Zune Marketplace. Continue reading “Duran Duran Zune Green Room Interview”

Pam and Mel Tillis Announce “A Tillis Family Christmas”

With Christmas just around the corner, Pam and Mel Tillis are happy to announce their holiday tour, “A Tillis Family Christmas.” Pam, Mel, Mel Jr, and Carrie April will spread Tillis holiday cheer with stops all across the nation as well as one performance in Canada. The tour dates are listed below. Continue reading “Pam and Mel Tillis Announce “A Tillis Family Christmas””

BENEATH THE MASSACRE cracks Billboard New Artists Chart, posts another new track

Montreal’s BENEATH THE MASSACRE has debuted at number 22 on the Billboard New Artists Chart, scanning nearly 1,600 units in the first week of release for the band’s second full-length, ‘Dystopia.’ With an Oct. 28 release through Prosthetic Records, ‘Dystopia’ is the follow-up to 2007’s ‘Mechanics of Dysfunction,’ and the band recently completed several weeks of touring as part of the Cleansing The Nation Tour alongside Suicide Silence, Emmure, After The Burial, and Architects. BENEATH THE MASSACRE also posted another track from ‘Dystopia’ on the band’s MySpace page. Fans can check out “Reign of Terror” online here (http://www.myspace.com/btm), as well as the track “Our Common Grave” which was posted earlier and has been a live staple. Continue reading “BENEATH THE MASSACRE cracks Billboard New Artists Chart, posts another new track”

ROYCE 5’9 INKS SOLO DEAL WITH ONE RECORDS PREPS THE RELEASE OF STREET HOP, EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DJ PREMIER, COMING FIRST QUARTER 2009

Royce 5’9 and his M.I.C. imprint are teaming up with One Records for the release of Royce’s highly-anticipated forthcoming solo-LP Street Hop, due out in the first quarter of 2009. The album is executive produced by DJ Premier and has generated a major buzz through overwhelming critical praise. Continue reading “ROYCE 5’9 INKS SOLO DEAL WITH ONE RECORDS PREPS THE RELEASE OF STREET HOP, EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY DJ PREMIER, COMING FIRST QUARTER 2009”