This page has moved to a new address.

Music Is My King Size Bed

----------------------------------------------- Blogger Template Style Name: Minima Designer: Douglas Bowman URL: Date: 26 Feb 2004 ----------------------------------------------- */ body { background:#fff; margin:0; padding:40px 20px; font:x-small Georgia,Serif; text-align:center; color:#333; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; } a:link { color:#58a; text-decoration:none; } a:visited { color:#969; text-decoration:none; } a:hover { color:#c60; text-decoration:underline; } a img { border-width:0; } /* Header ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #header { width:660px; margin:0 auto 10px; border:1px solid #ccc; } } @media handheld { #header { width:90%; } } #blog-title { margin:5px 5px 0; padding:20px 20px .25em; border:1px solid #eee; border-width:1px 1px 0; font-size:200%; line-height:1.2em; font-weight:normal; color:#666; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; } #blog-title a { color:#666; text-decoration:none; } #blog-title a:hover { color:#c60; } #description { margin:0 5px 5px; padding:0 20px 20px; border:1px solid #eee; border-width:0 1px 1px; max-width:700px; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } /* Content ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { #content { width:660px; margin:0 auto; padding:0; text-align:left; } #main { width:410px; float:left; } #sidebar { width:220px; float:right; } } @media handheld { #content { width:90%; } #main { width:100%; float:none; } #sidebar { width:100%; float:none; } } /* Headings ----------------------------------------------- */ h2 { margin:1.5em 0 .75em; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } /* Posts ----------------------------------------------- */ @media all { .date-header { margin:1.5em 0 .5em; } .post { margin:.5em 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding-bottom:1.5em; } } @media handheld { .date-header { padding:0 1.5em 0 1.5em; } .post { padding:0 1.5em 0 1.5em; } } .post-title { margin:.25em 0 0; padding:0 0 4px; font-size:140%; font-weight:normal; line-height:1.4em; color:#c60; } .post-title a, .post-title a:visited, .post-title strong { display:block; text-decoration:none; color:#c60; font-weight:normal; } .post-title strong, .post-title a:hover { color:#333; } .post div { margin:0 0 .75em; line-height:1.6em; } { margin:-.25em 0 0; color:#ccc; } .post-footer em, .comment-link { font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } .post-footer em { font-style:normal; color:#999; margin-right:.6em; } .comment-link { margin-left:.6em; } .post img { padding:4px; border:1px solid #ddd; } .post blockquote { margin:1em 20px; } .post blockquote p { margin:.75em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments h4 { margin:1em 0; font:bold 78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:#999; } #comments h4 strong { font-size:130%; } #comments-block { margin:1em 0 1.5em; line-height:1.6em; } #comments-block dt { margin:.5em 0; } #comments-block dd { margin:.25em 0 0; } #comments-block dd.comment-timestamp { margin:-.25em 0 2em; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } #comments-block dd p { margin:0 0 .75em; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } /* Sidebar Content ----------------------------------------------- */ #sidebar ul { margin:0 0 1.5em; padding:0 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; list-style:none; } #sidebar li { margin:0; padding:0 0 .25em 15px; text-indent:-15px; line-height:1.5em; } #sidebar p { color:#666; line-height:1.5em; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ #profile-container { margin:0 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted #ccc; padding-bottom:1.5em; } .profile-datablock { margin:.5em 0 .5em; } .profile-img { display:inline; } .profile-img img { float:left; padding:4px; border:1px solid #ddd; margin:0 8px 3px 0; } .profile-data { margin:0; font:bold 78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } .profile-data strong { display:none; } .profile-textblock { margin:0 0 .5em; } .profile-link { margin:0; font:78%/1.4em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Arial,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { width:660px; clear:both; margin:0 auto; } #footer hr { display:none; } #footer p { margin:0; padding-top:15px; font:78%/1.6em "Trebuchet MS",Trebuchet,Verdana,Sans-serif; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } /* Feeds ----------------------------------------------- */ #blogfeeds { } #postfeeds { }

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Duffy Releases 'My Boy' in March, Unveils Single Artwork

Duffy has unveiled the artwork for second single, "My Boy," taken from her sophomore set, Endlessly (A&M Records), which came out last fall. The album debuted at #9 on the UK Albums chart, which, while not as impressive as her # 1 debut album, Rockferry, still was a pretty good show of support for the Welsh singer/songwriter. Over in the U.S. Endlessly was a bit of a flop, coming in at #72. For a brand new artist from across the pond, this might be halfway decent, but considering that Rockferry peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 back in 2008, #72 is a big disappointment.

While the critics have been all over the place with regards to Duffy's new record, on the whole I'm pretty happy with it. As much as I loved Rockferry, it was all a bit one note for me. I'm pleased to hear Duffy taking some risks on her new album, experimenting with a bit more pop/electro sounds on songs like the Stuart Price co-produced "Lovestruck" and on "Girl."  Single #2, "My Boy," was co-written and produced by Albert Hammond and is due out in the UK on March 14th and will be paired with an exclusive iTunes B-Side, a song called "Tell Me." The song features a rhythm section by the Grammy-winning hip-hop group The Roots.  UK fans can also pre-order the song on iTunes HERE which features an exclusive remix by Tom Elmhirst. Check out the video for Duffy's first single off of Endlessly, "Well Well Well," which peaked at #41 on the UK Singles chart. Download Endlessly on iTunes HERE.

Check Out Duffy on the web:

Labels: , ,

Take That Unveil 'Kidz' Single Artwork

After the MASSIVELY successful full fledged comeback last year, Take That is ready to release the second single off of Progress. While not REALLY a comeback, considering the band had released 2 albums since 2006 (Beautiful World and The Circus) Progress marks the return of Robbie Williams, who's been working on solo material since the 90s. Progress debuted at #1 on the Official UK Albums chart and quickly became the fastest selling album of the century and the second fastest selling album of all time. Written by the band and produced by Stuart Price (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Brandon Flowers), the first single, "The Flood" debuted at #2 on the UK Singles chart.

"Kidz," the second single lifted off of Progress will be released on February 21st in the UK and will feature a B-Side, a brand new track called "Rocket Ship." Can't wait! Check out the boys talking about the "Kidz" back-story below.

Check out Take That on the web:

Labels: , ,

Glee Cast Announces Spring North American Tour

Gleeks - get ready for a full scale auditory assault this Spring. The McKinley High New Directions are going on a North American tour, just before heading over to Europe. While this will be the second time the New Directions have gone on tour together, this year's outing will be MUCH bigger. The sixteen-city GLEEK-FEST starts out May 21st in Las Vegas and runs through June 18th in New York.  According to Vulture, 12 Glee cast members will be basking in Rachel Berry's spotlight (to clarify Rachel Berry AKA Lea Michele will be there also...she's the 13th). Also included in the 13 - the lovable, adorable Darren Criss, who's rendition of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" won hearts everywhere.  Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch and the rest of the adults will not be joining the kids but I'm sure they'll all make video appearances of some sort like they did during their X-Factor performance last year.  AMAZING news. Love also that they are coming to Boston.  Sign me up! Check out the full list of tour dates below. (via Idolator & Vulture)

Tour Dates:

May 21//Las Vegas, NV//Mandalay Bay Event Center
May 22//Sacramento, CA//Arco Arena
May 24//San Jose, CA//HP Pavilion
May 27//Anaheim, CA//Honda Center
May 28//Los Angeles, CA//Staples Center
May 29//San Diego, CA//Valley View Casino Center
June 1//Minneapolis, MN//Target Center
June 2//Indianapolis, IN//Conseco Fieldhouse
June 3//Chicago, IL//Allstate Arena
June 6//Boston, MA//TD Garden
June 8//Philadelphia, PA//Wells Fargo Center
June 11//Toronto, Canada//Air Canada Centre
June 13//Detroit, MI//Palace of Auburn Hills
June 14//Cleveland, OH//Quicken Loans Arena
June 16//East Rutherford, NJ//Izod Center
June 18//Uniondale, NY//Nassau Colliseum

Check out Glee on the web:

Labels: ,

Singer/Songwriter Priscilla Ahn to Release Sophomore Album in May

Get ready for Priscilla Ahn. The brilliant singer/songwriter from LA just announced the release of her sophomore record, When You Grow Up, on EMI's Blue Note Records May 3rd. I'm all about giving new music a shot so when I heard that she was offering a free download of the album's title track, OF COURSE I jumped at the chance. The song is light and summery - perfect listening for a cold night by the fire. The song is very reminiscent of something The Bird & The Bee might release and I mean that in the best way possible. There's definitely some Inara George qualities in Ahn's voice that make her engaging and very very listenable. Go get your FREE DOWNLOAD HERE.

When You Grow Up is the follow up to Ahn's debut album from 2008, A Good Day. Produced by Ethan Johns (Ray LaMontagne, Laura Marling, Ryan Adams) the new album features songwriting collaborations from the ever-amazing Sia Furler, Eleni Mandell, Charlie Wadhams and...surprise surprise, Ms. Inara George herself. The album also features a cover of the Benji Hughes' "frolicsome love call" "Vibe Is So Hot." While I'm not familiar with her first album, listening to Ahn I was instantly smitten with her sound and her new album sounds simply magical.

"Growth emerges as the central theme of When You Grow Up. The songs thread a loose storyline through life’s ups and downs with Ahn’s angelic voice narrating experiences beginning with childhood, progressing through cycles of romance and heartbreak, and concluding with the wise, reflective 'Torch Song.'"
Her debut featured "Dream," which became a sort of "sleeper hit," leading to apeparences on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno" and CBS's "Late Show With Craig Ferguson." Ahn even collaborated with mega producer/remixer DJ Tiësto on a track from his 2009 album Kaleidoscope (Listen to "I Am Strong" HERE). Ahn brought her brand of singer/songwriter folk-pop on tour with artists like Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee and Willie Nelson. I think Vanity Fair really hit the nail on the head when it comes to her music, saying:
“The very talented singer-songwriter Priscilla Ahn has a terrific voice that’s both delicate and powerful, intimate and ironic. Like [Joni] Mitchell, Ahn commands a room once she starts singing and playing. Her melodies are pretty; her confessional lyrics are leavened with wit.”
Check out the tracklisting below as well as songwriter credits. Check out her first album on iTunes HERE and make sure you follow the link above and get your free download of "When You Grow Up." Check out the video for "Dream" below.

Track Listing:

1. When You Grow Up (Priscilla Ahn/Jake Blanton)
2. One Day Will Do (Priscilla Ahn)
3. Oo La La (Priscilla Ahn/Eleni Mandell)
4. Vibe So Hot (Benji Hughes)
5. City Lights (Pretty Lights) (Priscilla Ahn/Inara George)
6. I Don’t Have Time To Be In Love (Priscilla Ahn/Charlie Wadhams)
7. Cry Baby (Priscilla Ahn)
8. Lost Cause (Priscilla Ahn)
9. Empty House (Priscilla Ahn)
10. I Will Get Over You (Priscilla Ahn/Sia Furler)
11. Elf Song (Priscilla Ahn)
12. Torch Song (Priscilla Ahn)

Check out Priscilla Ahn on the web:

Labels: ,