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11Dec
2014
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Turn It Up! Twin Shadow Releases Video For “Turn Me Up”

Twin Shadow Promo

LA-based artist Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis, Jr., has debuted a new video for the track 'Turn Me Up' which was directed by Alex Turvey.

The striking black and white video was styled by creative director Milan Zrnic, and features clothing from Diesel and KTZ. 'Turn Me Up' is taken from Lewis's upcoming album 'Eclipse' which will be released on March 17th. He will tour North America in support of the album throughout March and April.

"I think it's important to let people take what they need from songs instead of explaining too much about what they mean for me personally," says Lewis. "But my friends keep asking, 'Turn me up' - what's that mean? I keep saying, 'Take more from me. Ask more of me. Give me more back. Stop fighting against the things you want the most.'"

Lewis adds adds: "I'm surrounded by great people right now, people who are pushing me, like my twin sister Ligia Lewis, my creative director Milan Zrnic, and Alex Turvey, who all worked with me to create the visuals for 'Turn Me Up'."-DocFB

Diagnosis: The Dominican Republic-born, Florida-bred Lewis adopted the Twin Shadow moniker in 2006. He has released two previous albums on indie labels Terrible and 4AD, 2010's 'Forget' and 2012's 'Confess'.

For tour dates, click here!

Twin Shadow Eclipse Tour Dates:

03/12/15 Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
03/16/15 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
03/17/15 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
03/18/15 SXSW
03/19/15 SXSW
03/20/15 SXSW
03/21/15 SXSW
03/23/15 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
03/24/15 New Orleans, LA - Republic New Orleans
03/26/15 Jacksonville Beach, FL - Freebird Live
03/27/15 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
03/28/15 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
03/30/15 Washington DC - Black Cat
04/01/15 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
04/03/15 Boston, MA - Paradise
04/04/15 Montreal, QC - Café Campus
04/06/15 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
04/08/15 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
04/09/15 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
04/10/15 Chicago, IL - Metro
04/11/15 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom
04/13/15 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04/14/15 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
04/15/15 St. Louis, MO - The Ready Room
04/16/15 Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theatre
04/17/15 Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theater
04/19/15 Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
04/21/15 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
04/23/15 Seattle, WA - Neumos
04/24/15 Vancouver, BC - Imperial
04/25/15 Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
04/27/15 Reno, NV - The Knitting Factory
04/29/15 San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
04/30/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

11Dec
2014
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Furry Mascots Come To Battle To The Death In New 3LAU Video “We Came To Bang”

3LAU Promo Photo

23-year old DJ/producer 3LAU has released his new single "We Came to Bang" featuring the seductive vocals of Luciana, accompanied by its violently comical new official video where "furry" mascots fight to the death surrounded by cheerleaders. "We Came to Bang" is 3LAU's follow-up club release to "Vikings," which came out earlier in 2014.

The young but experienced electronic artist first took the scene by storm two years ago, igniting dance parties and crafting beats to the delight of fans worldwide. 3LAU amassed widespread acclaim with two eclectic collections of bootlegs titled "Dance Floor Fifth," and the term continues to describe his unique sound. His second radio single "How You Love Me" has seen over 10 million streams across YouTube, Spotify, and Soundcloud, and is on track to be the most played record of 2014 on SiriusXM's BPM channel.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Fans can expect a busy 2015 from 3LAU, with a slew of announcements on the horizon for the new year.

11Dec
2014
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#tbt #ThrowbackThursday “Kokomo” By The Beach Boys

Beach Boys Kokomo Photo: MusicStack.com

It is time for #tbt #ThrowbackThursday with "Kokomo" by The Beach Boys. The song was released in July of 1988.

"Kokomo" was featured on the soundtrack to the Tom Cruise movie "Cocktail" and hit number one in the U.S., Japan, and in Australia where it stayed at the top spot for almost 2 months.

On the original "Kokomo" demo version, lead vocals were performed by Mike Love and Terry Melcher. The demo harmonies include Terry Melcher, Bruce Johnston, Mike Love, and Jeff Foskett. At Disney Films' request, the "Kokomo" demo was "upgraded" to a master recording, thus requiring members of the Beach Boys to re-record the demo vocals, except for Mike Love's lead.

The final recorded and released "Kokomo" background vocals are sung by Carl Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston, and Al Jardine. Terry Melcher's and Jeff Foskett's demo vocals were erased and replaced by Carl Wilson's and Al Jardine's vocals. The final released "Kokomo" lead vocals are sung by Mike Love and Carl Wilson.

The video was shot in less than 2 hours due to threatening rain. Actor John Stamos can be seen in the video playing bongos, conga, and a steel drum.-DocFB

Diagnosis: If you thought Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" was hard to get out of your head.....

10Dec
2014
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PRINCE, Taylor Swift, Lorde, Pharrell Get Nominated For BBC International Artist Of The Year Award!

Prince PHOTOGRAPHY INEZ & VINOODH

PRINCE along with Taylor Swift, Pharrell and Lorde, are nominated for the BBC International Artist Of The Year award for the BBC Music Awards.

The nominees are:

Dolly Parton
Gregory Porter
Lorde
Pharrell
Prince
Taylor Swift

The Award show will take place Thursday December 11th and will be available on BBC Radio.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Cool nomination. If BBC radio is like American Radio, Taylor Swift will be your winner.

10Dec
2014
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Kem Joins “Forever Charlie” Tour With Charlie Wilson; Celebrates 3rd Grammy Nomination!

Kem promo Photo

Internationally-acclaimed Motown recording artist, KEM, is celebrating his third career GRAMMY® nomination.

KEM is nominated in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category for the song “Nobody” from his fourth studio album, PROMISE TO LOVE (August 2014). KEM was previously nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for “Why Would You Stay” from his INTIMACY album in 2010. The 57th GRAMMY® Awards will broadcast live on CBS on February 8, 2015.

News of the GRAMMY® nomination and announcement of the Forever Charlie Tour come on the heels of KEM’s sold-out 8-city Promise to Love Tour – Pt. 1 in November. Also in November, KEM learned that his 2nd studio album, ALBUM II, had been officially certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

KEM will join the legendary Charlie Wilson on his Forever Charlie Tour along with R&B favorite, Joe. The 27-city U.S. tour kicks off on February 12, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio, with tickets going on sale December 12, 2014.-DocFB

Diagnosis:
KEM promises to deliver an unforgettable experience for audiences, which will include his classic hits such as “Love Calls,” “I Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Share My Life” along with new favorites from ‘PROMISE TO LOVE,’ including the dynamic lead single, “It’s You,” which spent five weeks at #1 and is now at #8 on UAC charts, the second single, “Nobody,” which currently resides at #4 on the chart, along with the CD’s title track, “Promise To Love.”

For tour dates, click here!

10Dec
2014
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WoW! Liv Warfield Garners NAACP Nomination; Gets Mad Love On “The View”

Liv Warfield The Unexpected

Liv Warfield has received a nomination for Best New Artist at the NAACP Awards!

The nominees are:

Outstanding New Artist
• 3 Winans Brothers (BMG)
• Aloe Blacc (XIX Recordings/Interscope Records)
• Erica Campbell (My Block Inc./eOne Music)
• Jhene Aiko (Def Jam Recordings)
• Liv Warfield (Kobalt Label Services)

Also, Rosie O'Donnel saw Liv Warfield perform over the weekend at Cyndi Lauper's charity event and could not stop raving about Liv! Check at the 7:30 mark to see Rosie talk about Liv!

Congrats Liv on all the LOVE you are getting. Well deserved!-DocFB

Diagnosis: As Rosie Perez said, have her on!

10Dec
2014
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Taylor Berrett To Release Debut Album “Great Falls” In March, 2015

Taylor Berrett Promo Photo

Taylor Berrett will be releasing his debut album, Great Falls, on March 10, 2015. The album embodies songwriting at its finest, with great artists like Paul Simon and Billy Joel as inspiration and Taylor's uniquely fun, uplifting, and poignant style at the heart.

The 22 year old from Virginia has always loved songs, and realized at an early age that he was desperate to follow in the footsteps of songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, the Elton John/Bernie Taupin team, and Chris Martin. As a teenager, Taylor was signed to the production company of SRP with Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers (best known for signing and developing Rihanna). From there, he further developed his craft and was led to iconic songwriter Kara Dioguardi. Kara signed Taylor to her publishing company and brought him to Warner Bros. Records, bringing it full circle at the home of many classic artists, including Taylor's favorite, Paul Simon.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Berrett was signed to a contract after one showcase performance.

For track list and tour dates, click here!