James Blunt is beginning to prove that he wrote more than one hit. Is Blue October going to break? ….Who would have thought Buckcherry would debut on the top 50? Lava Records will be distributing the record now.
Looks like Virgin, Capitol and Lizard King/Atlantic has offers out for 80’s influenced pop act Liam and Me. The Militia Group wants to ink a deal with indie solo artist Chase Pagan formerly on Geffen. Ever talked about Ludo has official offers on the table. Ohio based Gorillera-esque hip-hop act Ordinary Peoples, was picked up by Variety Booking (Incubus, 311) and will be performing at Crash Mansion Friday May 5th. Check out the Ordinary PeoplesÂ track Ruin MeÂ andÂ Â Cause and Effect. Â Â For more information email Charles Kaplan or 614-560-5006.
Pearl Jam is about to release their 8th record and their first album with J Records (Alicia Keys). This is the same band that released the beast “Ten” in 1991 that sold nearly 10 million copies while shunning endorsement deals and big budgeted music videos. This idea appears to be credible but it didn’t help their career. As they continued to avoid self promotion each record was less successful than its predecessor. Unfortunately, this strategy no longer works in a “Get Rich or Die Trying” society. It appears Pearl Jam is back in action and hired a press person to work the new record. The tag line is “the most immediate” and “relevant” since the 1994’s “Vitalogy”; hence, get ready to see those words over and over again. Regardless of their new record, Pearl Jam is an important band that the teen generation needs to hear.
According the Financial Times, shares in EMI Group jumped 8.3%. You can thank Coldplay for the much needed boost. Coldplay’s X&Y was the biggest selling album online last year.
Following last month’s KOAR post about unsigned bands at SXSW that really shouldn’t stay unsgined, Florida’s freak rockers Indorphine haveÂ inked a deal with Rock Ridge Music. The band will continue their tour with Dog Fashion Disco and are preparing for a July 11th release of their new album “Glowsticks For Clubbing Baby Seals” on their new label. Check out their song So Many Days.
The other artists from that post are also receiving attention. Ludo is in the process of negotiating a deal, with Furthest From The Star and Hotspur beginning talks with various labels and representation.