Friday, October 2, 2009

Insound Announces Two New Exclusive 7”s

Limited Suckers and Wildbirds & Peacedrums vinyl

Insound, the premier online indie music store, announces two new exclusive, extremely limited 7” offerings -- Suckers Save Your Love For Me / It Gets Your Body Movin’ (Chris Keating of Yeasayer remix) and Wildbirds & Peacedrums My Heart / My Heart (Deerhoof Remix). Both of these 7”s, from two of our very favorite buzzier-by-the-day bands, are only available at Insound!

Suckers – Save Your Love for Me / It Gets Your Body Movin’ (Chris Keating remix) 7”: Trust us on this, Brooklyn’s Suckers are going to huge! This exclusive, limited 7” features the band’s previously unreleased concert crowd favorite “Save Your Love For Me” on Side A. Side B includes Suckers blog-loving hit single, “It Gets Your Body Movin’” remixed by Chris Keating of Yeasayer. Everyone is talking about this band and these will go fast. Pre-order your copy today! We expect stock on November 24th. For more details click here Suckers Special Collectible Release!

Wildbirds & Peacedrums– My Heart / My Heart (Deerhoof Remix) 7”: Individually numbered (#1 – 1000), this exclusive 7” features the up-and-coming Swedish band’s stunning song “My Heart” on Side A, a wonderfully uplifting pop track that blossoms into a full-blown gospel anthem. Side B includes a remixed version of “My Heart” from the magnificently eccentric imagination of Deerhoof. Once this limited pressing is gone, it’s gone forever. Order today! For more details click here Wildbirds & Peacedrums Special Collectible Release!

Pick up these collectibles before they are all gone!!

Music News & Notes

AMI, Record Label Team Up For Black Crowes Jukebox Promotion

BRISTOL, PA -- AMI Entertainment Network Inc. and Red Distribution have teamed up to promote "Before The Frost...Until The Freeze," the new release from the Black Crowes, legendary hard rockers and a jukebox favorite. The promotion is running on AMI- powered jukeboxes through Oct. 5 and features a sweepstakes with some big prizes.

Top prize is a guitar autographed by the band, as well as signed CDs and vinyl LPs. During the promotion, AMI boxes will run a short video clip inviting patrons to "touch to win." Additionally, patrons can access a signup screen through which they can submit their contact information.

"Before The Frost...Until The Freeze" was recorded live at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, and was released in stores and on the AMI network on Aug. 31. In retail, "Until The Freeze," the second album in the release, is offered as a free download that's accessible through a unique code supplied with the purchase of the first album.

Although both are studio albums, AMI said, the new material was performed and recorded in front of a live audience, making fans a part of Black Crowes music history. AMI also points out that the band's music is tried- and-true jukebox material. Its "Greatest Hits" album is among the most-played on the AMI network.

AMI reports that music promotions similar to the current Black Crowes campaign could attract 9,000+ participants while increasing jukebox play of the featured album, even after the sweepstakes has ended. Earlier this year, another promotion from AMI and Red generated a record number of participants for the network. County music star Jason Aldean's new album, "Wide Open," was promoted with an onscreen sweepstakes featuring an autographed hat and phone call from the artist.


Twenty years of pogo punk

The Bouncing Souls celebrate a punk rock milestone

by Christine Leonard

New Jersey’s beloved The Bouncing Souls has been purveying its signature brand of passionate punk rock for two decades now with little sign of slowing down. Built on a foundation of friendship and fun, this DIY outfit takes its name from Doc Martens shoes, a staple in any punk’s wardrobe, which provided the band’s sole-bolstering footwear during its climb to the top of the punk rock heap. Winning the hearts of its fans with sing-along-inspiring tunes and a take-no-prisoners approach to partying down, the band cemented its status as one –to watch with its debut full-length release, The Good, the Bad & the Argyle, way back in 1994.

“It’s been great making music and seeing the world while touring and experiencing everything we have over the past 20-odd years,” confirms Bouncing Souls vocalist and founding member Greg Attonito. “We’ve achieved things that were beyond our wildest dreams and have a huge extended family of friends and fans to show for it. We just visited South America and Mexico to perform for the first time there. The show in Mexico City was particularly awesome; people travelled from all over to see us. There was a tremendous build up to it and the audience was super excited. They were so appreciative. After this long, it’s still an amazing thing to me that we’re so in demand.”

More recently, the Warped Tour regular has reinforced its relevance, with the band further proving its staying power through solid recordings, including the nautically themed Anchors Away (2003). This emotionally charged three-chord wonder was followed by the band’s antiwar (but decidedly pro-soldier) followup, The Gold Record, which raised both ire and eyebrows when it hit the shelves on June 6, 2006.

“I’m so glad it all came together and we were able to release The Gold Record on 06/06/06,” says Attonito with a chuckle. “We also played six nights in a row at New York’s famous Knitting Factory, with our final show landing on that same date. It was the most evil show we’ve ever played and it was so punishing it almost killed us. We’ve always been “Bad Ass,” as the song goes, but we’ve never made the mistake of taking ourselves too seriously. Sometimes in the past people may have brushed us off as another dumb punk band, but we like to think we make another statement by the way we live our lives. I find it strange how the critics who pass judgment on us tend to miss the love we share with our fans, because the guy crowd-surfing in his wheelchair would tell you that our music saved his life.”

Buoying and imbibing spirits with equal skill, Attonito, along with guitarist Pete “The Pete” Steinkopf, bassist Bryan “Papillon” Kienlen, and drummer Michael McDermott, is more than happy to be in a position to survey his conquests with a smile. With 20-plus years of good times to commemorate, the band has opted to celebrate its fortuitous longevity by doling out some of its freshly minted original material in fits and bursts. Presented on the band’s very own Chunksaah Records label, the 20th Anniversary Series will appear online as 12 digital tracks, to be released at the beginning of each month, and four 7-inch vinyl singles to follow quarterly. In Antonito’s estimation, the releases should satisfy tech-savvy punk zealots and stalwart analogue-types alike.

“The new music is really good,” he reports. “We’ve even thrown in an acoustic version of one of the songs. At the end of the year, the whole thing will be released together as a new CD, which should be out in December or January. It’s an unusual way to go about things, but when we all got together this time last year, we knew we wanted to do something different for our 20-year celebration. That’s where the Internet came in. It’s doubly rewarding when you find a different way to get new generations involved with your life’s work. For us, it’s definitely a true labour of love.”



New Reissue: Isaac Hayes: Shaft

Artist: Isaac Hayes
Album: Shaft (Deluxe Edition)
Release Date: November 3
Label: Stax


01 Theme From Shaft
02 Bumpy's Lament
03 Walk From Regio's
04 Ellie's Love Theme
05 Shaft's Cab Ride
06 Cafe Regio's
07 Early Sunday Morning
08 Be Yourself
09 A Friend's Place
10 Soulsville
11 No Name Bar
12 Bumpy's Blues
13 Shaft Strikes Again
14 Do Your Thing
15 The End Theme (Shaft)
16 Theme From Shaft (2009 Mix)

Notes: Digitally remastered reissue of Hayes' score for the classic 1971 blaxploitation movie, which won the psychedelic soul master a Best Original Song Oscar. Includes liner notes from writer Ashley Kahn and a bonus remix. The latest in a series of Hayes reissues on Stax.

Vinyl Records Celebrated with Unique Videos

TheDailyVinyl offers an old-school perspective on LPs and 45s.

Nashville, TN (Vocus/PRWEB ) October 1, 2009 -- celebrates the glory days of vinyl records with a series of unique videos. The site features classic songs like "Paint It, Black," "I Am The Walrus," and "Wish You Were Here" as well as new artists like Wilco and Doves.

The site creator, known on the website simply as "The Dude" says "I was listening to all these amazing songs on my iPod and was thinking about how I miss the magic of pulling the record out of the sleeve and watching the wax spin. The idea of making new videos to some of my favorite songs in random, everyday settings was a great challenge."

The videos feature a turntable playing a record in very unusual places, including a pulpit of a church sanctuary, a meat cooler of a grocery store, and sitting on a stove while scrambled eggs are being cooked.

The Dude then records the audio from the same vinyl LP or 45 and syncs them up. The music is recorded separately to ensure the highest audio quality possible.

When asked about the original recording artists' reaction to his videos, The Dude says "One of the bands posted my video on their official blog. I hope more artists will do the same or contact me to create official Vinyl Videos for them. I love offering the world a new perspective on this brilliant music and the reaction from viewers has been very positive."

October 1, 2009 marks the two-month anniversary since the launch of and already has over 5,000 total views on YouTube.

About The Daily Vinyl was launched on July 1, 2009 and has over 25 unique videos. Also featured on the site is a blog for people to talk about their music memories. Contact thedude(at)


Spin Picks the Fifty Greatest Cover Songs

Cover songs have been with us since the first musicians played their first notes. The Crew Cuts covered the Chords (Sh-Boom). Pat Boone covered Fats Domino's (I'm Walkin') and Little Richard's (Tutti Frutti). Even actor Tab Hunter covered country's Sonny James (Young Love).

You won't find any of those songs on Spin's new list of the fifty greatest cover songs of all time. The editors at Spin have chosen covers that are a credit to the original vision of the song, sometimes they are near note-for-note salute to the original, while other veer widely away from the original song. But they all have one thing in common, they make the origianl artists songs more popular and even make them better in some cases. But, like all lists, they are very subjective, it depends on who compiles them. For instance, the Indigo Girls do a killer cover of Neil Young's "Down By The River" and certainly the cover of the Kinks' song "You Really Got Me" by Van Halen would be higher on my list that it is on Spin's list (#42). Take a look and make up your own list, I am sure there will be some that you think that Spin omitted.

Here's a peak at the top 20. To see all fifty of Spin's picks along with their commentary and the ability to listen to the track, go to their website.

1. The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana (David Bowie)
2. All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (Bob Dylan)
3. Take Me to the River - Talking Heads (Al Green)
4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Devo (Rolling Stones)
5. Nothing Compares 2 U - Sinead O'Connor (Prince)
6. Guns N' Roses, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan)

7. Summertime - Zombies (George Gershwin)
8. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding - Elvis Costello (Nick Lowe)
9. Elliott Smith, "13" (Big Star)
10. Police and Thieves - Clash (Junior Murvin)
11. Proud Mary - Ike & Tina Turner (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
12. Jeff Buckley, "Hallelujah" (Leonard Cohen)
13. Tainted Love - Soft Cell (Gloria Jones)
14. Do You Wanna Dance? - Ramones (Bobby Freeman)
15. José González, "Teardrop"(Massive Attack)
16. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart - Al Green (Bee Gees)
17. Twist and Shout - Beatles (Isley Brothers)
18. Lemonheads, "Mrs. Robinson"(Simon and garfunkel)
19. Pavement, "Killing Moon" (Echo and the Bunnymen)
20. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Slits (Marvin Gaye)

Paramore Opens up a Pair of 'Brand New Eyes'

Paramore, the Franklin, Tennessee-based power pop quintet, has just released its third album, brand new eyes, on the Fueled By Ramen label. The release comes just two years after Paramore's two-million-copy-selling "RIOT!" and represents a bold step forward for the band. While the familiar Paramore sound is still forefront, the album includes two acoustic numbers that fit perfectly amidst the band's usual approach.

Franklin, Tennessee (PRWEB) October 2, 2009 -- Paramore, the Franklin, Tennessee-based power pop quintet, has just released its third album, brand new eyes, on the Fueled By Ramen label. The release comes just two years after Paramore's two-million-copy-selling "RIOT!" and represents a bold step forward for the band. While the familiar Paramore sound is still forefront, the album includes two acoustic numbers that fit perfectly amidst the band's usual approach.

Paramore's Hayley Williams is extremely excited about her band's new CD release, brand new eyes, released September 29 on the Fueled by Ramen label

After the bona fide success of the band's double-platinum 2007 "Riot!", it's only natural to think that Williams and the other members of this Franklin, Tennessee unit would be nervous about whether the new album will live up to expectations.

Williams, however, puts those fears to bed.

"Every record is a progression for us, but brand new eyes is definitely a huge leap from RIOT!" Williams explains. "I just can't wait to get back on the road and start playing these new songs live."

Williams' wishes come true October 1, as the band kicks off its fall tour with a sold-out show at the Hollywood Palladium.

A single from the album, "Ignorance," has received considerable airplay since its release in July. A promotional video for the song has been available on YouTube since August. In case anyone thought that Paramore might have relaxed their sound in the ensuing two years since "RIOT!," the high-energy, ear-crunching sounds of "Ignorance" and the majority of brand new eyes should put those worries to bed.

Fueled by the double guitar attack of Josh Farro and Taylor York, and supported by the powerhouse rhythm section of Jeremy Davis on bass and Zac Farro on drums, brand new eyes combines the familiar driving sounds of "RIOT!" with a few songs that take the band in a decidedly acoustic - but no less rocking - direction.

As Josh Farro explains: "We really tried to venture out and experiment with our sound to see how far we could push ourselves this time around. 'Misguided Ghosts,' for example, is just finger-picking. That's not really Paramore's sound but for some reason it works."

The album's other acoustic adventure, "The Only Exception," springs from Williams' experience with the ups and downs of success over the past two years. By expressing her feelings, she thinks listeners will find much to identify with in their own lives, as well.

"These songs form a full story that people are going to be able to connect with," Hayley Williams said. Her frequent songwriting partner, Josh Farro, agrees.

"There's something Hayley is able to draw out of me that I can't seem to do with anyone else," Farro said. "She hates the word 'mature,' but I think it's really suitable for this record. We've grown a lot."

That growth is on display live when the band hits the road October 1. If initial response to the album is any indication, brand new eyes will be a welcome attraction for old fans and brand new ears.

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Tom Tuerff is a writer and musician in Phoenix, Arizona. He has the latest Paramore CD and has even recorded two CDs of original music, as well as both of which have received considerable radio airplay. Tuerff has written music reviews for a variety of publications over the years, including Goldmine, ConNotations and others. Tom has every Paramore Album there is available and this surely tops off the collection of the best of Paramore.