News Update: Nashville indie act Modoc, a Kings favorite has released their album Fortune & Fame to college and commercial specialty radio. This blues based band worked with Rich Robinson from The Black Crowes along with notable producers including Paul Moak and Marshall Altman. Tour dates will be announced soon, the band is already securing themselves a solid buzz. You can stream their entire album here. For fans of The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes & Kings Of Leon.
News Update: Kings favorite The Wrecking just self released a sophomore album that landed on the New & Noteworthy section of the Christian/Gospel homepage on iTunes as wells as top 5 on Billboard’s Contemporary Christian Album chart. The Wrecking is a pop/rock band that hails from Portland Maine with musical references as diverse as Radiohead, Jimmy Eat World, The Daylights and OneRepublic. Upcoming September shows can be found on their Facebook. Check out the song View From The Top.
News Update: Kings favorite Molly More had three songs off her debut EP “Into The Daylight” placed on Keeping Up with The Kardashians. She is currently working on her debut full-length in Los Angeles. The Bravo show “Most Eligible: Dallas” just picked her up for a second season where you can hear her singing the theme. Check out the track Growing Pains.
Buzz Track: Oh Yeah
Atlanta’s garage/punk/rock act Biters are buzzing. Bill Joey of Green Day recently gave them shout out during an MTV interview. The band cites Cheap Trick and Alice Cooper as influences and the band will embark on tour with Social Distortion this fall. Tour dates can he found here . The band is currently in Los Angeles working on new material.
“Hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty died Thursday morning after he shot himself during an argument with his ex-wife inside his Bronx apartment, sources told the Daily News. Lighty, 44 — a longtime manager of 50 Cent, Diddy, Ja Rule and Mariah Carey — put a gun to his head and fired after a spat with his former wife, Veronica, inside the South Riverdale apartment about 11:30 a.m., police sources said. Law enforcement sources said Lighty — who divorced his wife last year — may have been dealing with financial struggles, including owing about $5 million to the IRS. Lighty, founder of Violator Management, merged with another talent company to form Primary Violator around the time his divorce.” (NYDAILYNEWS)