Sunday, June 13, 2010

Music News & Notes

LA Artist To Get Vinyl Releases

IAMSOUND Records one of the biggest independent distributors of Vinyl records will be releasing a series of limited edition split 7-inches representing L.A. artists(Local Natives, Nosaj Thing, Fool’s Gold, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic 0’s and many more) called the LA Collection.


Decrepit Birth Reveals "Polarity" Album Artwork

Santa Cruz CA’s tech-death metallers Decrepit Birth have revealed the artwork for their upcoming "Polarity" album, which is to be released on July 27th in North America on Nuclear Blast Records. The artwork was completed by artist Dan Seagrave and can be viewed through Decibel Magazine.

Guitarist Matt Sotelo explained the meaning behind the cover: "Dan's art fits the overall theme of the album perfectly. We had approached Dan with some ideas at a show of ours he attended. It was really cool to finally meet Dan in person and get the chance to explain to him some of our song themes as well as ideas for the new album cover. We could tell that he was excited to help us on this one! The cover depicts images of ancient energies and balance, which is something that is personal for us, and perfectly reflects our abstract lyrical and musical style. Dan's art is so unmistakable!"

Crenshaw plans periodic vinyl releases

Marshall Crenshaw's album releases have been somewhat sporadic in the past, but the Berkley-bred rocker plans to record a series of singles that will come out "one every four months for the next two years." Each will carry one original song on the A side and a cover on the flip, and they'll be pressed on vinyl as well as available in the same manner online.

"It's not exactly formalized yet, but that's where I'm heading," said Crenshaw, 56, who resides with his wife and two children in upstate New York and is best known for his '80s hits "Someday Someway" and "Cynical Girl" and for playing John Lennon in an off-Broadway production of "Beatlemania."

"I'm thinking that whoever is left out there who still buys records, I should be trying to connect with them and relate with them, 'cause I still love records myself.


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