Wind-Up Records has signed Australian alt-pop band, Strange Talk. Their self-produced debut album, Cast Awaycomes out on October 8th, 2013.These guys nabbed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Uncharted chart with “Climbing Walls” and have opened for crowd favorites Foster The People and Marina and The Diamonds. The band’s debut album consists of 12 tracks of indie electro-pop. Check out the track listing below:
Cast Away Track Listing: 1. Cast Away
2. Falling in Love
3. Picking up All the Pieces
4. Another Day
5. So So La La
6. Eskimo Boy
7. Is It Real?
8. Take Me As I Am
9. Climbing Walls
10. Come Back Home
11. Morning Sun
12. Wanted (Dead or Alive)
SoCal rockers, The Bolts released their newest video for the “The Truth” this month. The band’s Fall EP is out now and will be followed up with their debut album, Wait ‘Til We’re Young, set to release on February 12th, 2013. They will celebrate the release of the album at their show at The Roxy on February 16th, 2013. In the meantime, watch the video for the fun pop-rock track above. It reminds me a bit of Donnie Darko, minus all the creepiness.
Eminem has signed on as executive producer of the debut album from five-time GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter, Skylar Grey. The first single, “C’mon Let Me Ride” featuring Eminem, which is produced by Alex Da Kid and mixed by both Eminem and Alex, will be released to all digital retailers on December 11th. Grey’s debut album, now titled Don’t Look Down, is due out Spring 2013 from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope.
“When I was working on Recovery I was introduced to Skylar by Alex Da Kid and I was blown away with her talent as both a songwriter and vocalist,” said Eminem. “This album is really going to give her a chance to connect with the fans who probably know her music, but might not know her yet. I think they will be as impressed as I am.”
The music video for “C’mon Let Me Ride” featuring Eminem was shot in Detroit last week and will also be released with the single on December 11th. Currently, her song “Building a Monster” is on the soundtrack for the Tim Burton animated film, Frankenweenie.
We got to sit down with the talented, Chris Rene. You probably recognize him from taking third place on the first season of X-Factor USA. He auditioned with his inspiring original song, “Young Homie” and he has just now released his newest single, “Trouble“, both of which are featured on his debut album, I’m Right Here (Out now). Chris tells us in great detail what he would do with Robert Downey, Jr. if he kidnapped him, sings “Prince Ali” from the Aladdin soundtrack and shows us a random thing about himself that most people would call a superpower. Watch it all in the video above.
Living in a small town in Croatia, 24-year-old music students living in Croatia, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, now known as 2Cellos, are making it big. After posting a self-made music video of them performing Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” on their cellos (watch above), the longtime friends are the latest YouTube sensations.
Within days, the video became a viral sensation and received millions of views. It got the attention of Sony Masterworks who signed them to a record deal. Concurrently, they received a phone call from legend Elton John who invited them to join him on his European tour this Summer and Fall. They recently made their U.S. TV debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show where they performed “Smooth Criminal.”
Their debut album will be released on July 19th and will feature Sulic & Hauser’s unique spin on hits by Guns N’ Roses, U2, Coldplay and Kings of Leon among others. The duo just released a second single and music video to Guns N’ Roses classic “Welcome To The Jungle”. Watch it below!
Greyson Chance announced on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that his debut album, “Hold On ‘Til the Night,” will be released on 8/2 via eleveneleven/Maverick/Geffen Records. The majority of the album was written by Greyson and recorded over the past year in Los Angeles, where the young star worked with all-star producers including The Matrix (Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Jason Mraz, Britney Spears), Billy Steinberg (Enrique Iglesias, Katherine McPhee, Miranda Cosgrove) and Ron Fair (Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas).
“Recording this album has been such a fun and exciting journey!” said Greyson. “I’ve put so much hard work into it and I can’t wait for the world to hear it. It’s about overcoming fears but always powering through, and I think it’s a message my fans will really relate to,” he added.
Shane Harper, a featured guest star on the Disney Channel’s “Good Luck Charlie,” has announced details of his debut music release ONE STEP CLOSER. The nine-track album will be released on all US digital stores on April 12th, 2011, via AMI Records, the label owned by Adam Anders, the renowned musical producer for the hit TV show Glee. The release comes just in time for the kickoff of Harper’s multi-city tour supporting other teen superstars Greyson Chance and Cody Simpson.
Most recently, Shane has a recurring guest star role as Spencer Walsh on the Disney Channel original TV series, Good Luck Charlie. Shane also has a supporting role in the Rob Reiner-directed film, Flipped, which was released in August 2010. The movie also featured his vocals on a remake of Don & Juan’s hit “What’s Your Name.” Look for Shane in a guest star appearance in the 4th season of Disney’s Emmy-award winning, “Wizards of Waverly Place.
One Step Closer
1. One Step Closer
2. When I Look Into Your Eyes
3. I Know What I Know
4. Wait For Me
8. Just Friends
9. Dance With Me
My Forever, the debut album from HE IS WE, is slated for digital release on November 23, 2010 via Universal Motown in a partnership with FrameworkNY. The album is the culmination of the last two amazing years in the life of the two friends who met in a music store, wrote a couple of great songs that got them crowned as PureVolume‘s #1 Unsigned Artist of 2009, and signed a major label deal – not too bad for these modest kids from the Pacific Northwest. With over 2.6 million plays and over 160,000 downloads on Purevolume alone, He Is We posted a free download of the Old Demos EP for a limited time as a thank you to their fans, which has received over 50,000 downloads to date. Visit He Is We’s official Facebook pageand click “LIKE” to hear the new single “And Run.“ Watch the video teaser for the album above.
1. Forever And Ever
2. All About Us (featuring Aaron Gillespie)
3. Everything You Do
4. And Run
5. Happily Ever After
6. Kiss It Better
7. Prove You Wrong
8. Blame It On The Rain
9. Love Life