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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hot Remix Alert: Clare Maguire - The Last Dance (Teengirl Fantasy Extended Club Mix)

Check out this new remix of Clare Maguire's new single, "The Last Dance." Absolutely stunning! While it's not included on the official remix package with the Kris Menace, Chase & Status, Neon Lights and Danny Byrd mixes it's still worth a spotlight in my opinion. Give the very chill Teengirl Fantasy Extended Club Mix a listen HERE and check out Teengirl Fantasy on MySpace.

"The Last Dance" is Maguire's second single, taken off her just released new Polydor album, Light After Dark. The single, which came out last week in the UK, managed to debut at #23 on the UK Singles Chart. I really do need to write up a proper review of the album because it's BRILLIANT and the gospel of Clare Maguire needs to be spread. Literally every single song on the album is a masterpiece. No joke! Light After Dark will be released in America later this year. Check out Maguire when she makes an appearance at Coachella this Spring (she was originally listed as appearing at Bonnaroo as well but her page has since been taken down).  U.S. fans download "The Last Dance" on iTunes HERE and check out the stunning video below.
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U.S. Fans: Stream Ellie Goulding's New Album, New UK Single 'Lights' Out March 14th

Who are we kidding here, if you're an Ellie Goulding fan, chances are you already have heard her debut album Lights in it's entirety (I know I've been listening to it since it came out in the UK almost a year ago) but for those of you who HAVE NOT yet heard Lights, YouTube is streaming her entire album from now until the album's release on March 8th. Ellie even recorded little greetings in between tracks, so go and check that out below in the embedded content OR go to YouTube and check it out straight from the source.

If you were planning on pre-ordering a digital copy of the album for yourself, iTunes has that up now if you're interested. The iTunes version has a previously un-released version of "Starry Eyed" from the Cherrytree House. If you haven't picked up tickets yet to see Ellie on tour yet, what are you waiting for? She's already sold out dates in Washington D.C. and San Francisco and here in Boston she's moving things to a larger venue due to high demand. Check out for more information and to find out where to snag tickets. I can't wait to see her live!

Ellie Goulding's single with UK rapper Tinie Tempah, "Wonderman" will be out next Monday (March 7th) in the UK, followed on March 14th by her new solo UK single "Lights."  Oh - on a slightly related note check out Ellie Goulding interviewing fellow Brit Jessie J over on Ping.
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'As If' Sky Ferreira Was Going to Let Down Her Fans - New EP Due March 22nd

When it was announced back at the end of December that Sky Ferreira's debut album was going to be delayed (past it's original 1/11/2011 release date), she was adamant about giving SOMETHING to the fans to tide them over in the meantime, telling her fans in a blog post:
"Okay. My album is no longer coming out on 1-11-11...unfortunately. It was done, but things/people constantly change within ALL record labels & in life (DUH!). I am now recording even more material for the record because I feel like I've grown (musically) since when I was 15-16 years old. All of the songs will eventually come out because they are all important to me. I'm trying to push for an EP to come out in February too. It's been extremely frustrating,but you know "these kinda things happen for a reason". Thank you for the support and I'm glad I can CLARIFY what's going on...Keep your eyes peeled for some big things happening this winter...STAY TUNED! <3 PS . I am still on EMI
While February has come and gone, March is here and on March 22nd we'll get a little bit more Sky to keep us happy until her album's projected summer release on Capitol Records.  As If, a five-track EP will be released digitally on March 22nd, and each of the 5-tracks is a little gem in and of itself and a really good indicator of what we can expect on her debut album.  The EP's lead single, "Sex Rules" is a synthy pop anthem sure to make people stop, listen and wonder 'WHO IS THIS GIRL?'  Musically, the track may sound more like her debut U.S. single "Obsession" than (my personal favorite) "One" but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing.  If you remember, Sky was candid about her thoughts on the commercial appeal of "Obsession" and why it was a better choice for her to release it in America, but all of that being said, "Obsession" wasn't a bad track.  If anything, it was just a little too generic.  When I first heard "One" I was BLOWN away so coming off of a high like that, it's no surprise that "Obsession" was a bit of a disappointment.

The As If EP has a little bit of something for everyone.  "Traces," a lovely electro/piano-laden ballad starts out softly with minimal electronic blips and beeps, really showcasing Sky Ferreira: the vocalist.  While it eventually reverts back to "One" territory it's a nice little pop oasis in an otherwise electro-heavy desert.  "Haters Anonymous" is an infectious electro-pop number that recalls Janet Jackson's 1994 single "Throb."  "Throb" went on to peak at #2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart back in 1994.  While the Sky song features a lot of vocal effects, we already know the girl can sing so now it's all about fun, something which there is no shortage of here. "99 Tears" is probably my favorite track off the EP. It's an up-tempo electro/pop disco-stomper full of energy and vigor.  Sky's vocal style on this track is a perfect combination of hardness and softness, really delivering where it counts on the hook.  Finally, "108," the last track on the EP is another little genius electro-ballad similar in many ways to "One," at least in the instrumentation and effects.  All in all, a solid effort.
The As If EP is a perfect little sampler platter before the main course, Sky's as-yet-untitled debut album which is due out this Summer on Capitol Records.  Ferreira has been in London and Sweden putting the finishing touches on the album - "a sparkling collection of electronic pop tunes that combine lustrous melodies with spare, digitized beats."  Ferreira teamed up with a STRONG collective of songwriters and producers including Bloodshy & Avant ("One"), Greg Kurstin, Dallas Austin and Teddybears.  After the disappointing chart performances of "One" in Europe (the single peaked at #64 in the UK) and "Obsession" in the States (the single peaked at #37 on the Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play Chart) it makes sense that Capitol sent Ferreira back into the studio to make some more music.

I'm honestly surprised that Ferreira hasn't yet taken off, especially in Europe, a market I  thought "One" would excel in.  Here in America, I am more disappointed than I am shocked, with regards to "Obsession"'s lack of success.  Despite appearances on the official soundtrack for The Vampire Diaries as well as an appearance as a bonus track on the digital version of Now that's What I Call Music Vol. 35 - the single failed to attract mainstream attention. Here's hoping that the new EP and album give Ferreira the chance to shine that she so deserves.  In addition to being busy with music, Sky has also been working on her burgeoning modeling career. The 18-year old stunner currently is starring in advertising campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger's Kids of America Spring/Summer Denim collection AND Calvin Klein's CD One Spring 2011 Lifestyle line. Additionally, Ferreira flexed her acting chops in Matt Porterfield's indie film, Putty Hill. The movie garnered lots of critical acclaim after premiering at SXSW and the Berlin International Film Festival. Sky really is a little star, isn't she? Download "Sex Rules" on iTunes HERE.

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Britney Spears To Release New Single March 14th, Unveils Album Track Listing

We have a new single announcement for Ms. Britney Spears! It looks like Ke$ha-penned "Till The World Ends" will be the official single #2, lifted off of Britney's forthcoming 7th studio album Femme Fatale. While the single has yet to leak, Britney's manager, Larry Rudolph told MTV a little bit about the single last month:
"We have a second song that I think we're gonna end up putting out before the album drops," he teased. "I can't say with 100 percent certainty, but I think we probably will. But we're talking about it now and it is a monster. It really is." {SOURCE}
Now, assuming he was talking about "Till The World Ends," this sounds like it could be hot. Way to go Ke$ha for landing a song on the new Brit Brit album. I'm impressed. Coverlandia posted the official single artwork, confirmed over on Deezer (a free online streaming service in France with connections to Sony Music - thanks MuuMuse for that info) along with a release date of March 14th. That's comin' up pretty fast! Can't wait to hear what it sounds like.

In other Brit Brit-related news, we have an official track listing confirmed by Sony for Femme Fatale, as well as an official release date. The album will be comin' atcha on March 29th and will be available in both a standard 12-track version AND a Deluxe version with a whopping 16-tracks. Sign me up for the latter please! As of right now we don't have any updated album artwork for the Deluxe Version but stay tuned.

As if there wasn't enough excitement, the internet is a buzz with rumors that Britney will be going on tour sometime this year. Nothing has been confirmed yet by Britney's camp, all signs are pointing to YES. Make sure you catch Britney performing on Good Morning America on Tuesday, March 29th, the same day the album drops. EXCITING! Now, check out the Femme Fatale track listings for both below the cut.

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