Showing posts with label CD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CD. Show all posts

Friday, January 19, 2018



NEW YORK, NY (January 19, 2018) — Juno Award-winning Toronto singer and songwriter Bahamas—a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen—releases his anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, Earthtones [Brushfire/Republic Records]—available in stores and at all digital retailers now. Get it HERE.

The record includes the rising singles “Way With Words” and “No Wrong” as well as the recently released “Bad Boys Need Love Too” and more.

To celebrate the release, Bahamas takes the stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! Wednesday, January 24 for the first television performances of “Way With Words” and "Opening Act (The Shooby Dooby Song)." Be sure to tune in!

In addition, in keeping with Bahamas tradition – Afie has created a visual mini film featuring numerous songs from Earthtones titled “Bahamas In Nature” released today. Check out the film here!

Tonight, his North American headline tour kicks off with a sold-out gig at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY. Dates are already selling out fast! See full tour dates below.

The album upholds a tradition of progression for the artist. Recorded in Los Angeles with the ultimate rhythm secion- Pino Palladino [Adele, Ed Sheeran, The Who] on bass and drummer James Gadson Gadson [ Bill Withers, Herb Alpert, D’Angelo] —Earthtones represents another creative breakthrough for Bahamas as the sound becomes deeper and more dynamic than ever before.

Bahamas released his Juno Award-nominated full-length debut, Pink Strat, in 2009 followed by the 2012 fan favorite Barchords. Between supporting Wilco, The Lumineers and Jack Johnson on the road, he built an impassioned audience. 2014’s Bahamas Is Afie represented a watershed moment. Not only did it achieve the 2015 Juno Award for “Adult Alternative Album of the Year,” but he also garnered “Songwriter of the Year” for the singles “All The Time,” “Bitter Memories,” and “Stronger Than That.” A streaming juggernaut who averages nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, “All The Time” generated a staggering 32 million streams and counting as “Stronger Than That” cracked 9 million. Moreover, he popped up on playlists such as “Calm Down,” “Happy Folk,” “Indie Chillout,” and many more.

Monday, July 13, 2015


Adam Lambert

Multi-platinum-selling, singer/songwriter Adam Lambert released “Ghost Town Remixes” today via Warner Bros. Records. The new collection includes six remixes of Lambert’s smash single “Ghost Town,” from acclaimed producers Tritional, Dave Winnel, Blood Diamonds, KREAM, Steve Redant and Unlike Pluto. “Ghost Town”, the first single from Adam’s third studio album, “The Original High,” was praised by the New York Times as “his best single to date.”

“The Original High,” released June 16th on Warner Bros Records, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album chart, and received critical acclaim from outlets including Rolling Stone, who applauded the album’s “big hooks” and “over the top energy” and praised Adam’s “impressive vocal range over radio-friendly deep house beats.” “Ghost Town Remixes” is available today at all digital and physical retailers.

Adam is scheduled for two upcoming television appearances on The Late Late Show with James Corden on July 16th and The Talk on July 20th. Both appearances follow a slew of national spots Adam made in June which include Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Michael, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.


1. Tritonal Ghost Town Remix

2. Dave Winnel Ghost Town Remix

3. Blood Diamonds Ghost Town Remix

4. Steven Redant Ghost Town Remix

5. Kream Ghost Town Remix

6. Unlike Pluto Ghost Town Remix

About Adam Lambert:

International superstar Adam Lambert is a Billboard chart topping, multi-award winning, multi-platinum-selling-singer-songwriter and performer. Best known for his soaring voice and unique blend of theatrical flair and glam-rock sensibilities, the pop singer has performed in front of sold out crowds worldwide -both as a solo artist and with legendary rock group Queen. His work has garnered a number of music awards and nominations including a Grammy nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance,” a BMI Award for “Award-Winning Songs,” two GLAAD Awards, a Young Hollywood Award for “Artist of the Year,” a Teen Choice Award for “Choice Male Reality/Variety Star,” and a People’s Choice Award nomination for “Break-Out Musical Artist.”

A San Diego, California native, Lambert stepped into the national spotlight in 2009 when he became a finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. His vocal range, along with his unique style, made him a standout contestant and he quickly won over millions of viewers. After the season wrapped, Lambert released his widely successful RCA Records debut, “For Your Entertainment,” which sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide to date. The album’s first single “Whataya Want From Me,” became a radio smash and earned him his first Grammy nomination for “Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.” In June of 2010, Lambert embarked on his first headlining tour playing to sold out crowds in the US, Europe and Asia.

His sophomore album, “Trespassing,” which was released in 2012, garnered rave reviews and became the first #1 debut on the Billboard 200 Album chart by an openly gay artist. Most recently, Adam wrapped a hugely successful world tour fronting Queen, with original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor. Additionally, Lambert had a 5 episode arc on “Glee” during its 2014 season.

Link To Purchase:

Ghost Town Remixes

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Mazarin "Single Living In New York"

The legends of New York City and Long Island have released the world premiere of their new video "SINGLE LIVING IN NEW YORK". 

We really loved it, and were very surprised that it was filmed right down the block from us in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Mazarin the original Slaves To Rock And Roll, have been voted best band in so many media outlets, that's it's no surprise that their fan base is still huge after so many years. How I remember the sold out summer concerts at Hot Dog Beach to The Cutting Room in New York City.

Mazarin consists of Doug And Marc Hochlerin, Elliot Negrin, Scott Duryea, Ari Lesser, Wayne Sabosto, Joey Perez and Glenn Mack. You can purchase "Single Living in New York" and their new album "Live Forever", on iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Featuring early footage and songs from Shania Twain,
when she was still struggling artist Eilleen Twain.

The Discovery Of Eilleen Twain

Eilleen Twain got her first break in the late 80s in Viva Vegas, a legendary Vegas style resort show produced by Brian Ayers at Deerhurst Inn Resort in Ontario, Canada.

Vegas North brings revealing interviews with former cast members and music veterans of that era, taking you back to Eilleen's roots along with footage of her heartfelt renditions of "Somewhere Out There" and "Somewhere Over The Rainbow."

The Bonus CD, Eilleen Twain: Beginnings 1989-1990 features ten re-mastered songs from Shania's early career. The tracks are just what the title indicates: the beginnings - tunes intended to be used as demos to help draw attention to a young and struggling singer who would become a country diva known and loved around the world. 

These are more rock, power pop, and adult contemporary than country, fitting into the late 80s just as they should have when they were recorded. Pre-Order HERE.

Thursday, October 31, 2013



Europe's "Live At Sweden Rock"

Europe's "Live At Sweden Rock - 30th Anniversary Show" will be released on 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats on November 5, 2013 in North America.

Europe took the stage in their home country Sweden for a very special occasion: celebrating 30 years of rock music. The Swedish rock band celebrated this event together with 30,000 people at the famous Sweden Rock Festival.

The band performed a total 28 songs, selecting their personal favorite moments spanning from their earlier years up to their most recent songs taken from albums like Last Look At Eden and Bag Of Bones; plus songs they performed for the very first time.

Described as a Greatest Hits show at its bombastic best, Europe's headline festival performance also displayed it's more soulful moments, especially when the band sat down to perform an emotional acoustic set. This particular segment of the concert gave the massive festival atmosphere an intimate club feeling before Europe returned to perform the hard rock anthems their fans have grown to love and cherish.

To pay tribute to some of their biggest rock heroes, Europe invited two very special guests to perform with them - Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy) for an electrifying version of Jailbreak and Michael Schenker (MSG, ex UFO and Scorpions) for their tribute to UFO's classic Lights Out.

The set list is full of treasures and surprises. Europe were determined to celebrate and enjoy their long record of hit singles including Carrie, Rock The Night, Superstitious, Open Your Heart, Last Look At Eden, Prisoners in Paradise, New Love In Town and, of course, the ever-present and always electrifying iconic rock anthem The Final Countdown.

The DVD and Blu-ray were produced, directed, filmed and edited by Patric Ullaeus.

Clocking in over 2 hours, 40 minutes of footage, and filmed with state-of-the-art hi def cameras, the concert features behind-the-scenes material, plus an exclusive interview with the band, making "Live At Sweden Rock - 30th Anniversary Show" the definitive Europe live experience. Bonus Features include Behind The Scenes Material and more.

Europe has made nothing short of a remarkable return since they started up again in 2004. Their latest album Bag Of Bones was awarded the 16th best rock album in the world by the prestigious Classic Rock magazine in 2012.

Together with the four latest CD releases to come out this side of the millennium and the five albums they produced in the eighties and nineties. They sit on an enormous song treasure.

Monday, April 29, 2013



By: G. H. Harding

Steve Martin

Steve & Edie ---I think I first saw comedian Steve Martin play a banjo about a dozen or so years ago. I couldn’t figure out if it was a goof or a legit move, but I do remember being terrifically impressed. I’m a guitarist and I know the banjo is not any easier. He’s dabbled with it throughout his career and last year released 2 very impressive albums (Rare Bird Alert and Crow) and, last week released, with singer Edie Brickell, of all people, a new album called Love Has Come For You .. which, in addition to being a full-fledged collaboration, I think is one of the best recorded efforts of the year so far.

 Last week they did all the chat shows (Letterman; The View; Today) and though they almost consistently performed the title track, they were nothing short of fantastic; even better live than on the album. Martin has always been somewhat of an enigma; reports have him at various times being overtly shy, but what a comic mind. Whether it’s been King Tut or the Wild And Crazy Guy on SNL … his brand of comedy is one you have to pay attention to; because it’s so smart and refined. Yes, he was quite ribald when he did the Great Flydini, but almost everything he’s done has been just so unique. He’s also reported to have one of the largest and best art collections on the West Coast; in fact, the cover art is a painting by none other than Martin Mull. As good as the album is, the secret weapon has just got to be producer Peter Asher; whose calibration of each song and each note is nothing short of brilliant. If someone said to me, they wanted to be a music producer; I’d reply to them to listen to this album over and over to see how it’s done. My favorite track so far is the title track, but the last track “Remember Me This Way” and “Fighter” are also flawlessly beautiful. Martin has said that he would email Edie the music track and miraculously days later it would re-appear with a title and lyrics. If that was their process, it worked beautifully. “When You Get to Asheville,”

 “Sarah Jane and the Iron Mountain Baby” also work beautifully as well. Brickell’s been missed; no question about it. She’s made albums of late, but nothing as dazzling as this, and Martin’s banjo playing just literally hypnotizes you. It’s stunningly seductive. Get this album … one of the best of the year so far. 

Photo By: RD/Kabik/Retna


Thursday, March 14, 2013


 Story By: G.H. Harding

 Boz Scaggs

OF MONSTERS AND MEN --- Back in 2001, the music industry’s Steve Leeds (then at Universal, now at Sirius/XM) turned me onto a band called The Soundtrack of Our Lives … from Sweden, whose first stateside release, Behind The Music, was just great; especially the tracks “Sister Surround” and “Nevermore.” I still play it now. Besides being just great, great music (very 60’s/70’s-ish and very much influence by punk and rock, The Stones and Iggy Pop); it was just such a welcomed sound to hear back on the radio and in the clubs. The last few weeks I've become thoroughly entranced by a song called “Little Talks” by a band called Of Monsters and Men … from Iceland. Soundtrack broke up several years back, but OMAM draws heavily on their sound and influences, as well as Florence Welch (Florence And The Machine.) It’s equally funny as the OMAM is on Universal; the label that had released Soundtrack. I just received the CD yesterday and there are two more dynamite tracks on there; “King And Lionheart” and “From Finner.” I'm still deciphering the lyrics, but the music, is just superbly produced. “Talks” has in fact a terrific video, that although sheds no new light on what the song is about, will knock your socks off. It continues to amaze me what people out of the U.S. glean from our music; hey, let’s face it: music is one of our biggest exports …. always was, always will be. I know the year is just barely-a-third over, but “Little Talks” in unquestionably the record of the year so far.

BOZ SCAGGS’ MEMPHIS --- The other big music news this week was the release of Memphis by legendary-song man Boz Scaggs. The album was produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer) and was recorded at the famous Willie Mitchell studio in Memphis, called Royal; where the late Mitchell recorded his classic work with Al Green; as well as with other artists for his Hi Records imprint. Scaggs began his storied career in 1965 with the release of his first album, Boz. He cut his teeth playing with another legendary music man, Steve Miller, and hit it big commercially in 1976 with the release of the album Silk Degrees. As I put the CD on, I hoped it was going to be genuine representation of where the artist was now; rather than a re-hash of his past performances and suggest. I am happy to report is it an absolutely stunningly work; totally honest, compelling and full of terrific song choices; none more so than the Steely Dan classic “Pearl Of The Quarter,” and, certainly the song “Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl.” His interpretations of “Rainy Night In Georgia” and “Love On A Two Way Street” are total successes. Yes, it was like re-visiting Silk Degrees all over again … but, better … much better. If you were a fan, or a fan of great, great music and of a consummate professional … this CD is for you.