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Death Proof Soundtrack
PR reports: Maverick Records will release the soundtrack to Death Proof — Quentin Tarantino's half of the new exploitation movie double feature Grindhouse — on April 3rd, three days before the two films hit theaters on April 6th. The second film, Planet Terror, was directed by Robert Rodriguez. In between the two features, trailers advertising fake films, directed by Eli Roth and Rob Zombie, among others, will be shown.

The soundtrack includes classic songs from the '60s and '70s, such as "Jeepster" from British glam rock band T Rex, "Staggolee" from San Francisco blues band Pacific Gas & Electric, "Down In Mexico" from doo-wop legends The Coasters, and "Good Love, Bad Love" by Stax R&B legend Eddie Floyd. It also features a haunting composition, entitled "Paranoia Prima," from legendary Italian film score composer Ennio Morricone.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Scissors for Lefty
PR reports: San Francisco's Scissors for Lefty has inked a deal with Los Angeles-based Eenie Meenie Records (Great Northern, Irving), who will release its anticipated sophomore full-length, UNDERHANDED ROMANCE, June 12. The fivesome kicked off an extensive national tour Feb. 23 in Portland and will share the stage with the likes of French Kicks, Oh No! Oh My!, Snowden and Dios Malos along the way. They'll also stop by South by Southwest for several shows.

February 28 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Troubadour*
March 1 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Slims (NOISEPOP)*[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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FloydFest 2007
PR reports: Across the Way Productions continues their tradition of throwing some of the Southeastern United States' premier concert events with the 6th annual FloydFest, to take place in Floyd County, VA, along the pristine Blue Ridge Parkway, July 26-29th. This year, the four-day musical extravaganza features the "It's in the Mix" theme,
highlighting the diversity and all-inclusive nature of the event. The musical genres you can expect to hear at FloydFest range from the cutting-edge sounds of the newest stars in bluegrass such as Blue Highway, 3 Fox Drive, and the Infamous Stringdusters, to returning favorite Americana rockers Donna the Buffalo and Charlottesville-based old time punkers The Hackensaw Boys. The Blue Ridge to Bayou Dance Tent, always a haven for those who like to kick up their heels, will rock till the wee hours with Little Brian & the Zydeco Travelers. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Lifeforce set Summer Release for Last Winter
PR reports: Lifeforce Records is please to announce the addition of Orlando, Florida's LAST WINTER to their ever growing and evolving roster. LAST WINTER has been cultivating an amazing fan base in the south east region of the US with their emotionally charged and extremely catchy music. They have been featured on the Season Three Finale of "Laguna Beach" on MTV and have also performed live on MTV's "My Super Sweet Sixteen."

LAST WINTER will be releasing their Lifeforce Records debut entitled "Transmission Skyline," which will street in the Summer of 2007.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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40 Below Summer Reissue
PR reports: 40 Below Summer have announced that they will reissue their previously out of print and much sought after debut EP "Rain", May 8th, 2007 on Crash Music. The EP will be re-released along with seven previously un-released bonus demo tracks.

The track listing for 40 Below Summer's "Rain" EP is as follows:

1- Falling Down 
2- Endorphines 
3- Letters to God 
4- Jonesin' Faces 
5- We The People (Demo)
6- Wither Away (Demo)
7- Smile Electric (Demo)
8- Rope (Demo)
9- Power Tool (Demo)
10- Minus One (Demo)
11- Still Life (Demo)
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Two Months Of Spring Break Tour 
PR reports: HELLOGOODBYE hit the road this spring on "The Two Months Of Spring Break Tour '99" with The Rocket Summer, Boys Like Girls and The Hush Sound (partial itinerary below). Dates beginning April 5th to May 8th will include HELLOGOODBYE, Boys Like Girls and The Hush Sound. The remainder of the tour's line-up will be HELLOGOODBYE, Boys Like Girls and The Rocket Summer.

The following dates and venues are confirmed: 
Thu/4-5 Bakersfield, CA The Dome
Fri/4-6 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Sat/4-7 San Francisco, CA The Warfield 
Sun/4-8 Reno, NV New Oasis- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Post Partum Britney
TMZ reports: TMZ has learned Britney Spears' troubles may have little to do with substance abuse. Sources say doctors at her rehab facility think the underlying reason for her trouble may be post-partum depression.

Sources tell TMZ that Britney's doctors have two operating theories -- either that she suffers from post-partum depression or bipolar disorder. As for substance abuse, as one source says, "No doubt about it - she likes to drink." But doctors believe the drinking is a way Spears has coped with a bigger problem.[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Rockin' From The Roots
PR reports: The true embodiment of American roots music, HighTone Records has been releasing albums that are entrenched in country, blues, rockabilly, folk, norteño and a touch of gospel for nearly 25 years. Their steadfast commitment to nurturing talent and discovering new artists is commemorated in a new double disc set, HighTone Records Anthology: Rockin' From The Roots, in stores March 6th (Time Life). The collection is a remarkable primer of the HighTone Records history, painstakingly culled from their archives to truly reflect just what co-founders Larry Sloven and Bruce Bromberg set out to accomplish and serves as an overview of both the varying genres of roots music and artists that built the label.[see full story for tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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The Feeling US
PR reports: The much anticipated debut release Twelve Stops and Home from the U.K. quintet, The Feeling will be released February 27th, on Interscope/Cherrytree Records. The full-length release includes the very well known single "Sewn," which was a favorite amongst many on their EP Four Stops and Home. The Feeling delivers an amalgam of harmonic melodies and catchy choruses that reaches full fruition on Twelve Stops and Home. The release ranges from the classics of The Beatles and The Stones, to the more esoteric with the likes of ABBA and the Pet Shop Boys, and not forgetting the timelessness of Cole Porter and Harold Arlen.

With the release of Twelve Stops and Home, The Feeling are embarking on a stateside tour for the U.S. release. [see full story for dates]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Run DMC Live At Montreux 2001
Kayos reports: Eagle Rock Entertainment (through its wholly-owned Eagle Records [CD] and Eagle Eye Media [DVD]) will release on April 3 Run DMC Live At Montreux 2001 in both formats. The DVD is 66 minutes long and retails for $14.98. The CD is approximately the same length and retails for $13.98.

This groundbreaking Queens NY rap group—Joseph Simmons (Run), Darryl McDaniels (DMC) and the late Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay, who died tragically just months after this concert)—pioneered hiphop's ascent into the upper echelons of pop music. Their string of hit singles starting in the early ‘80s and multi-platinum albums crossed over to all audiences, as typified by their stirring duet with Aerosmith on "Walk This Way." Although this trio was listed as #48 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Artists Of All Time" in 2004, Live At Montreux 2001 is the only known commercially available Run DMC concert DVD.[see full story for tracklist]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Music Nation Finalists
PR reports: Music Nation, the artist development company, has announced the winners for the fourth week of its online multi-genre video music competition. Each week, the public, together with the Music Nation panel of judges, votes to determine which artists move on the quarterfinal round. Offering a chance for unsigned acts to have their music heard by some of the premier figures in the music industry, the panel consists of rock judges Joel and Benji Madden from Good Charlotte and producer Howard Benson, pop judges Charlie Walk, President of Epic Records, and producer Jonathan "J.R." Rotem, and urban judges Nelly, The Game and Mark Pitts, President of Urban Music at Jive Records. This week's winners in the rock genre are Panima and The Infinite Staircase, Ultraviolet and Dina Rocco in pop; and in urban, T-Max and True.

These six winners now move on to the quarterfinals, beginning April 23rd, which will be followed by semifinal and final rounds. Three artists – one from each genre (rock, pop and urban) – will win the ultimate prize: a global recording contract with Epic Records. The winners will also be showcased on an episode of STRIPPED, Clear Channel Radio's exclusive in-studio performance series. [see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Clash Sandinista! Tribute
conqueroo reports: Sandinista!, recorded by The Clash in 1980, was one of the most ambitious records in the history of rock 'n' roll. According to one of its biggest fans, author and journalist Jimmy Guterman, "It wasn't necessarily their best record, their best-selling record, or even their most enjoyable record, but it's an exciting, sprawling mess that I return to constantly." Guterman liked it so much, in fact, that he took it upon himself to amass a tribute as ambitious as the album itself — 36 tracks by nearly as many different artists. On May 1, 00:02:59 Records — a label named after a lyric from the Sandinista! song "Hitsville U.K." — will release The Sandinista! Project as a two-CD set, with profits split between two charities — Amnesty International (heartily supported by The Clash) and the Joe Strummer Memorial Forest, which is a division of Future Forests, an organization fighting global warming.

In preparing the Herculean task of commissioning 36 songs to correlate with Sandinista!'s own 36, album producer Guterman called upon artists with whom he'd admired over his years as a journalist. Initial reactions were generally along the lines of "That's the craziest idea I've ever heard." The second reaction, following a brief pause, was "I want in." Guterman received enthusiastic commitments from such artists as The Smithereens, Camper Van Beethoven, Jon Langford & Sally Timms, Amy Rigby, Katrina Leskanich (Waves), Sid Griffin & Coal Porters, Willie Nile, Matthew Ryan, Stew, Sex Clark Five and many more. Some recorded faithful tributes, other nearly dada-esque abstractions of the songs in question. And many boasted their own organic thread to the Clash, the song in question or both.[see full story for the full tracklisting]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Spaceland Recordings
PR reports: Spaceland Productions (www.spaceland.tv), the managing company of the Los Angeles live music venues -- Spaceland, The Echo, Ex_Plx and other assorted venues, today announced a partnership with multimedia strategic marketing and production company CyKiK (www.cykik.com) to form an independent record label, Spaceland Recordings (www.spacelandrecordings.com). Spaceland Recordings' signature dish is speedy delivery of high quality audio / video from established and emerging artists, as captured in live performances at Spaceland Productions events. By utilizing state of the art recording techniques and delivery systems, Spaceland Recordings delivers high quality live recordings / video to consumers at competitive price points. A concert-goer can catch the latest "buzz" band live on stage, purchase the music and soon thereafter receive high-quality audio / video capturing the thrill of that moment. 

A perfect example of Spaceland Recordings speedy delivery of music is the track "Life Is a Song", by Patrick Park from his live album, which was licensed for the series-finale of The O.C. (Fox).[see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Filter SxSW
PR reports: Filter Magazine has announced their special SxSW High Noon @ Cedar St. Here are the details:

Thursday, March 15th [Hosted by Zach Galifianakis]

6:00 Badly Drawn Boy
5:00 Youth Group
4:00 Kenna
3:15 The Besnard Lakes
2:30 Midnight Movies
1:45 Great Northern
1:00 Grand Ole Party
Noon: Bright Eyes "Cassadaga" album premiere & BBQ
[that's only day one, see full story for more]- Click Here for the Full Story 

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Today's Reviews
....Pillar - The Reckoning (Special Edition)
This Okie quartet has been cranking out Christian emo for about seven years now and they are highly polished. Just what the, uh, heck, does that label mean, anyway? Well, if you drop off the "Christian" part and deal with just the music, you know the style (3 stars) - Read the full Pillar - The Reckoning (Special Edition) review
....Pagans Mind - Enigmatic: Calling
For a prog metal band, Pagan's Mind creates some of the catchiest choruses in the genre, and even though 'catchy' is often equated with 'bad' by elitists, there is no redeeming value in being a total shred monster. Many times this isn't even progressive. - Read the full Pagans Mind - Enigmatic: Calling review

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