Thursday, May 29, 2008

Distro Deal

Cool news out of Cleveland ...

Cleveland and LA based Standby records inked a distro deal with Victory records out of the CHI. Standby was founded in 2007 in Toledo, OH and then was quickly bought up by super entrepreneur Neil Sheehan who also owns and runs HM live. Victory ... well who is Victory? Only one of the largest Indie rock labels in the US! **SMACK**

Be on the look out for new artists on Standby to be pumped world wide through Victory. I believe Victory's distro is through RED.


Tony Brummel, Founder of Victory Records was quoted saying, “The independent music scene continues to be the growth sector and beacon of hope for the music industry." True, True. Indie is that shining light in the dark shadows of the BIG 4. I'll give Tony some props there ... just some tho, I'm still steaming over Victory's alleged beef with "Taking Back Sunday". Pay your fucking artists!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Viva La Vida

Ahh, the US tour begins in Philly I believe. Not sure if I will be able to go. Yep, how sad is that? It sucks working too much.

The two brand new singles are amazing. "Violet Hill", "Viva La Vida", heard em both on Alt Nation Sirius channel 21. The album can be pre-ordered now on, I believe you get special treatment for doing so.


I waited a while for new Coldplay. I did however live off rationing from the Chris Martin features on both the Jay Z and Kanye West albums, but it wasn't enough. (I thought the Jigga man's was better by the way sorry Kanye... ya big brother gotcha) Anyway, at least now I can say that the wait was worth it.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Success ...

I have been searching around MySpace for BANGIN and I think I have found it.


Indie is a wonderful thing, and in this case a wonderful thing comes to us via Paper Rival. NICE The music is smooth, deep, and meaningful. Indie Monster likey. I'm very impressed and I think these guys will be around for a while. The label is PFR/Gize. Check em owt at Oh yeah, and the Full length CD entitled Dialog will be hitting stores June 3rd.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

As Expected

Death Cab For Cutie claims its first No. 1 album as "Narrow Stairs" starts at the top slot on the Billboard 200. The Atlantic set moved 144,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan. Death Cab's prior album, 2005's "Plans," debuted at No. 4 with 90,000 and spent 50 weeks on the chart. (


Congrats guys! I loved "Plans" and now this ... truly talented.

When I heard "I Will Possess Your Heart" I knew they had made something special. For those who haven't heard the new SPECTACULAR music from DCFC please do so NOW you will be enlightened.


New to Warner Bros

American Idol contestant, Josiah Leming, was just picked up by Warner Bros for recording and publishing ($$$). I don't know if you remember his audition, but he was the guy that surprisingly sounded British when he sang for the judges. Crazy, straight Coldplay from the dirty dirty, USA. He did make it to Hollywood but was soon rejected by surprise to many... including me. I thought he was good. Anyway, dude used to live in his car and now he could end up on MTV Cribs one day. Ya never know?

Check em owt!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Crappy Weather

Speaking of Rainy Monday's ... STG's single rang out loud today right before I heard The Black Key's for the first time on Alt Nation. NICE Akron represent!

Get at me guys, new blog posts coming, new stuff to as well.

Dos Equis