Music News for January 18, 2013-January 20, 2013

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Rock and Alternative

The Strokes are to release a new album in 2013. The Stroke’s fifth album will be released later this year and will most likely include their single “All the Time”. News about their new album were received hours after a US radio station claimed it had been sent a brand new Strokes song that was called “All the Time”. The new track was said to have been sent by RCA records.

Phoenix have named their upcoming album Bankrupt! On the band’s website (http://www.wearephoenix.com/), the homepage has a sound clip, thought to be taken from the new album. Phoenix will play Rock am Ring im Park festival in Germany. The performances will take place from July 7th -9th. Other performances in the festival include Green Day, The Killers, and The Prodigy. It has been said that Phoenix are set to release their new album in April after Daniel Glass (head of Phoenix’s record label, Glassnote Records) mentioned the release date.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs had performed a few brand new songs at a show at the Glass House in Pomona, California on January 11th. The band opened up the show with one of these brand new songs and followed it with “Phenomena” and then another new song. All of the new songs that were performed are thought to be taken from their upcoming fourth LP. To check out the complete list of songs performed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs at this show, be sure to visit: http://www.nme.com/news/yeah-yeah-yeahs/68142.

Black Sabbath have announced that their new album will be called 13 and it is set to be released in June. Black Sabbath have made the album primarily in Los Angeles and it features Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk on drums. They have also revealed that the album will include 15 tracks. Black Sabbath will tour Australia, New Zealand, and play a show at Ozzfest in Japan. To see a list of tour dates, go to: http://www.nme.com/news/black-sabbath/68143.

Palma Violets have announced details of a UK tour that is set to take place in March of 2013. Palma Violets will be touring in support of their debut album 180, which is set for a release date in February. This short tour will begin at the Lemon Grove venue and other tour dates will be in Cambridge, Sheffield, Middlesbrough and Oxford. Palma Violet’s debut album is set for a release date on February 25, through Rough Trade Records. This debut album includes their single “Best of Friends”.  For a complete list of tour dates, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/palma-violets/68242.

Electronic and Dance

Zedd has recently done an acoustic performance of his song “Clarity” alongside Foxes and Alvin Risk on the David Letterman Show. Zedd had also released an official music video for his song “Clarity”, which also features Foxes in it. To watch the music video, be sure to visit: http://www.dancingastronaut.com/2013/01/zedd-releases-official-music-video-for-clarity-2/.

The second annual benefit concert for the Children’s Orthopedic Center in West Hollywood will be headlined by Deadmau5. Last year, this event raised over $150,000 and there is hope that the same will happen in 2013. Deadmau5 is headlining alongside Crookers and Nero, yet there are still more artists to be announced. Tickets for this event are $264. To buy tickets and check for ticket availability, be sure to visit: http://concerts.livenation.com/event/09004997D3864861?dma_id=324.

Pop and R&B

Katy Perry and Alicia Keys are among a diverse group of musicians lined up for the Inaugural Ball this Monday, as President Obama is officially sworn in for his second term. For the official Inaugural Ball, Keys and Perry will be alongside other artists such as fun., members of the “Glee” cast, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Far East Movement, Soundgarden, Brad Paisley, and more. The Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, which honors America’s armed forces, will have artisits such as Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, and Marc Anthony. Both of these events will take place on January 21st, after Obama has taken the oath of office.

Country

Luke Bryan has just landed the job of the Academy of Country Music Awards’ co-host. Luke Bryan has also sold out his 21-city Dirt Road Diaries Tour. It has been said that Luke Bryan has added additional tour dates, being that his first-ever headliner tour has already sold out. 35 more shows have been added. The locations for these tour dates include Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D. C., Chicago, San Diego, and more. To see a complete list of tour dates, be sure to visit: http://www.countryweekly.com/news/luke-bryan-sells-out-tour-announces-second-leg.

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Music News for December 21, 2012-December 23, 2012

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Rock and Alternative

The Courteeners have said that they would like to team up with Calvin Harris if a single was guaranteed. The Courteeners are set to release their new album, Anna in 2013. They have also released details of 18 upcoming UK tour dates for 2013. They will start touring on February 21, 2013 at Nottingham Rock City. They will then be playing Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, London’s O2 Academy Brixton and more. For a complete list of tour dates, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/news/the-courteeners/67849. For information on ticket availability and listings, be sure to visit: NME.COM/TICKETS

 

Avenged Sevenfold have confirmed that they are going to be in the studio next month, to start recording their follow-up album to Nightmare. They have already written a new song called “Carry On” that has appeared on Call of Duty Black Ops II. To see a video of the song, visit: http://www.nme.com/news/avenged-sevenfold/67828.

 

Muse has helped to raise awareness of dementia at their concert in Belgium. They then performed in Antwerp as a part of their world tour. Muse is also set to perform in the UK next summer for a four-date stadium tour. They will start off their shows at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on May 22, 2013 and they will then play dates at London’s Emirates Stadium on the 25th and 26th. Muse’s tour will end at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 1. The band has also announced that they will headline Rock in Rio in September, and on September 14th, they will be supported by Alice in Chains. For ticket availability and the latest listings, be sure to visit: NME.COM/TICKETS.

 

A Day to Remember have just release a new track titled, “Violence (Enough is Enough)”. They have set do release their new album Common Courtesy in 2013. Fans of A Day to Remember can stream the new track at: http://www.adtr.com/. A Day to Remember are also going on a US tour in spring 2013. For a complete list of tour dates, be sure to visit: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/a_day_to_remember_stream_new_song_announce_2013_tour_dates.

Circa Survive has released a new music video for their song, “Sharp Practice”, which comes from their new album, Violent Waves. To see the video, be sure to visit: http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/circa_survive_release_sharp_practice_video.

 

Electronic and Dance

Deadmau5 has joined Swedish House Mafia in headlining both weekends at Ultra Music Festival this following year. Only two names have been mentioned to be performing at the event so far. Deadmau5 was not concerned with being overlooked in 2012, so expect to see performances on both Saturdays of the festival!

 

Pop and R&B

Adele has been named Entertainer of the year by the Associated Press. This title is given to the person whom had the most influence on entertainment and culture that year. She beat Taylor Swift and Psy, who were also on the poll. Adele’s song, “Someone like You” has also been named the most popular karaoke song of 2012 by Lucky Voice. Adele has recently had her first child and has recorded the theme to the latest Bond film, “Skyfall”.

Tinie Tempah has announced that he has finished recording his second album. The UK rapper has said that he hopes to release the album next summer. Tinie Tempah has worked with Diplo on the album and he has also noted Coldplay’s Chris Martin to be an influence on the album.

 

Country

It was reported that Carrie Underwood got sick this past weekend. When performing in Des Moines, Iowa, Underwood had a difficult time getting through her set. In a raspy-voiced apology, Underwood told the audience that she wouldn’t be keeping the profits because she felt bad making money for that show. A charity in Des Moines will receive the profit. Underwood had to cancel her show in Kansas City, yet it was rescheduled for May 6th.

Music News for November 30, 2012-December 2, 2012

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Rock and Alternative

Tame Impala’s album, Lonerism was named number one in NME’s Album of the Year list. Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker mentioned that he had spent many months assembling the album in many places around the world, yet he finds it difficult to be happy with his own work. Parker also believes that the album is his best work. To check out NME’s 50 Best Albums of 2012, be sure to check out: http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=147&p=13018&title=50_best_albums_of_2012&more=1&c=1.

The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas has announced that the first signing to his new label, Cult Records will be the New York Band, The Virgins. The Virgins’ new album Strike Gently will be following to their self-titled debut. The new album was recorded in New York City at the East Village Recording Center and produced by Johnny T. Yerington. The Strokes have announced that they are working on the follow up to their latest release, Angles. Julian Casablancas mentioned that he does not think the band will go in an entirely different direction with their music, but that the songs will be different.

Electronic and Dance

Deadmau5 played a secret gig in London recently and it was said that he lit up the street with his audio and visual performance. Deadmau5 also played an audio and visual show in Southwark’s Flat Iron Square. The performance was organized by moblie Phone giant Nokia, in promotion for their new Lumina phone. To listen to the EMD producer’s music, check out his latest album release Album Title Goes Here which was released in September 2012.

Pop and R&B

Lady Gaga has announced that she has written 50 songs for her upcoming fourth studio album, ARTPOP. Gaga has also mentioned in a tweet that she is not actually sure which songs will make the cut for the new album, yet that she used the same process with her old releases The Fame and The Fame Monster. She still has yet to reveal more details on the upcoming album.

Country

Carrie Underwood will take on the challenge of playing the iconic role of Maria Von Trapp in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music. The broadcast is based on the original Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein. While a date for the three-hour event has not yet been announced, the broadcast is expected to air during the 2013 holiday season.