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The Antlers CD and Tour Plans
PR reports: The Antlers will be hitting the road this Spring, touring down the East Coast and toward Austin, TX for this year's SXSW, then back up through the Midwest on their way home.

The tour will kick off with a hometown record release show at Brooklyn's Union Hall, where they'll be performing their new album Hospice in its entirety with a slew of guest musicians.

Hospice will be self-released on March 3rd, though The Antlers have now made physical copies available for pre-order through their website, and will begin shipping the record out in late February. - more on this story

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Willie Nile Sets April Release
PR reports: Nearly 30 years after his much-heralded debut and two years after his astonishing re-emergence on Streets of New York, Willie Nile is ready to push his career into high gear with the release of House of a Thousand Guitars. The new album, his first for River House Records, is due out on April 14.

The album was produced variously by the team of Nile with Andy York (Ian Hunter), Brad Albetta (Teddy Thompson, Martha Wainwright), Rich Pagano (Ian Hunter) and Hirsh Gardner, and by the team of Nile, his longtime friend and collaborator Frankie Lee and Stewart Lerman (Loudon Wainwright III, The Roches, Jules Shear).

For some, stardom comes early and is often over very quickly. For others, like Willie Nile, having a career in music has meant growing wise, not adhering to fads, and learning from the cards life's dealt you. It's meant building, song by song, an integrity and artistry that attracts a zealous fan base and leads musical peers like Lucinda Williams to call Nile "a great artist" and inspires U2's Bono to sum up Streets of New York in one joyous burst: "Great Album!"
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Motown Pimping Love Songs For Valentine's Day
PR reports: Motown and love songs: two things that go great together. What better way is there to celebrate Valentine's Day this week than with a collection of five new titles spotlighting some of pop music's greatest romantic hits? These releases help mark the 50th anniversary of Berry Gordy's groundbreaking label which he founded in 1959 as "Hitsville U.S.A." in his Detroit hometown.

Motown's historic 50th continues with the release of special Love Songs compilations from the label's history-making roster, such as Smokey Robinson ( "Cruisin'"), the Jackson 5 ("I'll Be There"), Gladys Knight & the Pips ("Everybody Needs Love"), the Commodores ("Easy") and Diana Ross & the Supremes ("Stop! In the Name of Love"), which went on sale nationwide at retail stores on Jan. 27.

Along with the beloved, familiar classics, each individual album features rare B-sides, fan favorites and deep album tracks that will be certain to make for the ultimate accompaniment to the most romantic of all holidays. - more on this story

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Polly Scattergood's Hate Filled Debut Coming
PR reports: Mute will release Polly Scattergood's self-titled debut album May 19th, 2009. Album single "I Hate The Way" will be released via Mute on 10" and digital download February 24, 2009.

The single includes the exclusive B-side "Poem Song." "I Hate The Way" follows Scattergood's debut single "Nitrogen Pink."

Polly Scattergood is a rare talent, a musician who can make the disturbing sound delightful. Built around fractious yet delicate guitar and piano (she plays a stylophone and accordion too), and Scattergood's distinctive voice, the album is produced by Simon Fisher-Turner and Gareth Jones.
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Yelling Debut
PR reports: Have you heard what The Yelling is all about? With only the five-tracks from their self-titled, digital-only debut EP released a mere four months ago, the newly formed LA quartet is winning over the ears of all they come upon. For the next phase of their odyssey, The Yelling will release their debut full-length Long Time My Love on April 28, 2009.

All five tracks from the digital EP are present on Long Time My Love, remixed and re-mastered, laying the foundation for the band's full-length assault on the masses.

While the debut EP was a causal introduction of The Yelling... Long Time My Love is the declaration. - more on this story

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Nico Vega Touring with Von Bondies
PR reports: Fresh off a rousing tour with Semi Precious Weapons and Von Iva, Nico Vega, one of the best live bands around will hit the road again with Detroit's Von Bondies starting February 12 in London, Ontario, Canada. The previous tour got the band rave write ups in places like The Boston Globe and Creative Loafing.

In addition to the Von Bondies dates, the band also announces the rescheduling of their recently postponed show at the Roxy in Los Angeles. The new date will be February 24.

Previous to the recent release of their eponymous debut album Nico Vega had garnered favorable comparisons to a wide variety of artists including PJ Harvey, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Janis Joplin and Led Zeppelin. - more on this story

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With Ritchie Blackmore firmly ensconced in Blackmore's Night, chances of seeing a Rainbow reunion have been nil. Until now. Former vocalist Joe Lynn Turner has put together a reunion of sorts under a banner of Over the Rainbow. Morley speaks with him. - Read the full MorleyView: Joe Lynn Turner MorleyView

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