Vance Joy (aka James Keogh) first made a splash with his debut track, “Riptide", where within hours of its upload to Soundcloud, the infectious single hit #1 on Hype Machine’s Most Popular Chart.
Koegh wants to put his focus on establishing a connection with listeners. “When I go to a gig and I hear a song that I really like, a song that hits home to me or hits an emotional nerve,” he says, “if I could ever recreate that for someone, that would be the ultimate goal."Carleton Stone's New Album, "Draws Blood, Out Now!
A charismatic performer and prolific songwriter from Nova Scotia, Carleton Stone has officially released his new record, Draws Blood, co-produced by Howie Beck (Feist, Bare Naked Ladies) and Jason Collett of Broken Social Scene. In preparation for this project Carleton has spent much of the past year and a half co-writing with a variety of talented writers in Los Angeles, Austin, Nashville, Toronto and at home in Nova Scotia, including a collaboration with Grammy-winner Gordie Sampson.
Draws Blood is the follow-up to Carleton’s self-titled album, which was released in September 2011 and won the 2012 Nova Scotia Music Award for Rock Recording of the Year.
"Draws Blood is about what we lose in life and the way we hold ourselves as we carry this pain forward, still trying to find the joy that makes every day worth living," Stone said in a statement about the album. Hear it for yourself by downloading the record on iTunes.Avenged Sevenfold VIP Packages On Sale Now!
After their surprise song "Midnight" dropped, Coldplay has officially announced that their new album, Ghost Stories, will be released on May 19th. When fans pre-order the album on iTunes, they will receive an instant download of the first single, "Magic", which can also be streamed on Coldplay's YouTube channel.
Ghost Stories is Coldplay's first album since 2011's Mylo Xyloto. Billboard describes the first released tracks, "Magic" and "Midnight," having "more introspective production which veers well away from the radio-geared, stadium-rock works", showing off "Coldplay's chillier side and atypical sounds for the group".
We can't wait to see what other surprises they have in store for us next!Young The Giant Canadian Tour Dates Now On Sale
Tickets to see indie rockers Young The Giant on their Canadian dates are on sale now!
Working with producer Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Neon Trees, Tegan and Sara, Paramore) on their second studio album, Mind Over Matter, vocalist/guitarist Eric Cannata says the focus was on keeping the music youthful and open-ended. "We wanted to be able to experiment with sound and also with the ideas we were coming up with musically. We wanted to be able to explore them and see where they'd go, rather than try to put up restrictions and put pressure on ourselves."