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Buzz Track: Magazine Girl

Burning Jet Black has become a Kings favorite after listening to Magazine Girl. The band is fresh on the scene and consist of members of the Los Angeles based band The Whiskey Saints. They just released their debut album in June and will perform at The Tin Can Alehouse on August 4th in San Diego. For fans of The Black Keys and The Doors. This is a band to watch.

Contact: david@burningjetblack.com

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Buzz Track: No Need To Brag

Solid Gold Thunder is a collaborative effort of 6 young Brunswick, GA locals citing influences such as  N.E.R.D, Maroon 5, Bill Withers, and the Foo Fighters. Our favorite track is No Need To Brag which is reminiscent of Los Lonely Boys. The band is planning show dates at the end of July which we will post.

Contact: matt.v@collateralartists.com

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As of now, Justin Bieber’s new album is looking to be a bust as the first week numbers are lower than expected. This is what showbiz says:

Justin Bieber’s “Believe” will be the highest first week sales of the year so far when it’s all counted. But it will also be at least 50,000 copies fewer than originally predicted. Right now, “Believe” is looking like it sold 370,000 copies–or less. This is way off the 420,00 copies hoped for. But Bieber’s TV special was a bust. And then his numbers on amazon.com significantly trailed off over the weekend. Amazon is now selling a downloadable version of the album for $4.99– a bad sign, as Madonna herself could tell us. The fact is, Bieber is not moving CDs digitally or physically in big numbers a week after “Believe” was made available. The amount of publicity he’s engendered simply is not resulting in sales, or even airplay. Given that this is particularly fruitful moment for Top 40 and pop–with “Someone I Used to Know,” “Call Me Maybe.” “What Makes You Beautiful,” and “Payphone” all full of good melodies and hooks–Bieber is not a factor. So hold on–because for once, substance may triumph over hype. And that will be a rude awakening. (Showbiz411)

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Buzz Track: Give’Em What Whey Want

Check out the track Give’Em What They Want by The Vettes, a female fronted New Orleans alternative act. Their local top 40 radio station WEZB heavily supports the band and they  tour relentlessly opening for acts such as We The Kings and The Bravery. Several songs have been placed in popular TV shows including The Hills, The City, and Making The Band. The band is currently in the studio working on the next release with Junior Sanchez (Katy Perry, Madonna).

Contact: thevettes@gmail.com

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Two veteran acts Maroon 5 and Linkin Park are set to release their anticipated albums on June 26th. Each are hoping for the #1 spot and I’m surprised their respective teams did not push back one of the releases considering both are projected to debut with 200k in the first week. The competition is close. Both Maroon 5 and Linkin Park’s previous album were released with disappointing results and had many wondering if their luck ran out. It seems each band could re-capture some of the fan base they lost.

NBC’s The Voice gave the Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine his second life. He also replaced his funk rock routine with electronic dance that apparently worked for him. He came out with 2 big hits this year – ‘Moves Like Jagger‘ featuring Christina Aguilera and his featured role on the Gym Class Heroes’ ‘Stereo Hearts’.

Linkin Park’s new single Burn It Down sold close to 400k. The fan enthusiasm is quite noticeable this time around compared to their last failed Rick Rubin produced album ‘A Thousand Suns’ (2008).

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