Portland duo Priory have released their new 'Weekend' EP today, as they head into NYC for a release show tonight Wednesday, October 15th at the Mercury Lounge. The band kicked off their national tour last month with The Kooks, and have added west coast dates with White Arrows. They'll also be making an appearance at Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas.
Watch them perform a stripped-down version of 'Weekend' on the roof of Hollywood Towers in LA for Balcony TV.-DocFB
Diagnosis: The band's single, 'Weekend,' debuted on the alternative radio charts in its first week, and is featured on the EP alongside three brand new tracks. Brandon Rush and Kyle Sears sold everything they had (including their own blood), and built out a studio in an old cement factory. They dealt with hardships during the recording process - family members with cancer, friends that died of drug overdoses - but turned their life experiences into positive songs with meaningful messages. The best part is - they did it all themselves.
OK Go is back with its first official video in two years - "The Writing's On The Wall."
"The Writing's On The Wall" is the first single from the band's new album, Hungry Ghosts, which will be released on October 14 by Paracadute via BMG. While the song, which was heard in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, concerns a relationship that may be at its end, the dizzying video, packed with optical illusions that blur the line between reality and imagination, affirms that OK Go is still very much in love with the video-making process. (Their passion for making videos and other cool stuff is what led the White House to ask the band to craft a clip announcing the date of its very first Make Faire, which takes place tomorrow, June 18).
British chanteuse Gabrielle Aplin's 6-song English Rain EP is out now! The digital release marks her U.S. debut and follows her massive success overseas where her single "The Power of Love" has achieved certified Gold status in the U.K. and Australia.
The English Rain EP features five tracks from her celebrated Gold-selling debut album English Rain, which peaked at #2 in the U.K. during a chart-run that lasted almost five months, yet has not been released in the U.S. In addition to "The Power of Love," which launched to #1 on the U.K. and Australia iTunes chart and was featured in promos for ABC's new hit series "Resurrection," the EP also features an exclusive new track - a gorgeous rendition of "A Case of You" by Aplin's musical hero Joni Mitchell.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Upcoming tour dates:
5/14 The Vera Project - Seattle, WA
5/15 Lola's in Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR
5/17 Brick & Mortar - San Francisco, CA
5/21 Hotel Café - Hollywood, CA
To celebrate their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, The Red Hot Chili Peppers are releasing a digital copy only EP of classic covers on May 1st.
They will cover songs by previous inductees The Ramones, Iggy & The Stooges, Neil Young, The Beach Boys, David Bowie, and Dion & The Belmonts. The EP is entitled "We Salute You".
5 of the 6 tracks have never been available digitally before. "A Teenager In Love" was released as an international maxi-single; "Havana Affair" was released as a 7"-single and featured on the compilationWe're A Happy Family: A Tribute To The Ramones; "Search & Destroy" has only appeared on a now out-of-print maxi-CD, "I Get Around" was first played during Brian Wilson's 2005 MusiCares induction speech; and "Suffragette City" was previously only available as a B-side to the band's single "Aeroplane." "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" was recorded live during Red Hot Chili Peppers' current tour supporting their album I'm With You. It will also be available via their website, RedHotChiliPeppers.com
Chris Rock inducted the Chili Peppers into the hall of Fame on April 14th in Cleveland and it will air on HBO in early May.
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DJ & producer Borgore has just released the video for "Kiss My Lips" featuring Dev. You remember Dev right? She sang the hook to "Like A G6" from Far East Movement.
This video features a live DJ set performance of Borgore complete with hot stripper and all. She keeps her clothes on though so it is safe for work. Womp womp.
Dev also released "In The Dark" which although did not reach the popularity of G6, it did gain her a comparison to Lady Gaga.
The Borgore versus Dev "Kiss My Lips" appears on the 23 year old's latest EP entitled "Flex" which you can download for FREE right HERE.
Borgore also performed a set at SXSW last week. Right now, check out "Kiss My Lips" and let us know what you think.-DocFB
Trey Songz has released a video for "Top Of The World" his latest single from Inevitable EP.
The EP will come out on November 28th. The starting of the video is underwhelming to say the least. It does not get it better as it just shows him hanging around his hometown.
I will say he is a good tipper to the barber. Not sure if I want him straightening up my hair though.-DocFB
Diagnosis: He prayed for this so he's made for this....sigh...
Please tell me it's not just us that hears and sees George Harrison when listening to Drake Bell's "Terrific" off his new EP?
We are digging the new song, the first in 5 years for Bell. His new EP, "Reminder" drops today on I-Tunes. The reason for Bell's break in the past 5 years? Acting on different Nickelodeon TV shows. Hmm. Victoria Justice is doing the same thing with Nickelodeon and it appears to be working.
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Check out "Terrific" from Bell and let us know what you think.-Dr.FB