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Linkin Park's "The Hunting Party" Is Huge -- But Don't Believe Us
May 29 2014

Music media has heard the new LP album and to put it mildly, they like what they hear. Check out some of the things that they're saying...

Linkin Park have dropped the electronics of their previous two records and have rededicated themselves to making rock and roll. In short, they’ve found their balls, and they’re taking those balls and going balls to the wall. - VICE

It’s all about the guitars, the drums and vocals, and the rough around the edges approach is a welcome return. - Renowed For Sound

The new Linkin Park single "Guilty All the Same" (Machine Shop/Warner Bros.) is stunning in its toughness, more like they created a new genre - Newsday

It's no easy task for a band that has put out so much music to include so many songs from its present and even future, but Linkin Park did its best to give older fans what they came for, while giving them a glimpse of what they could expect from the new record - PHX New Times

Having stripped back the looped guitars and synthesized beats of 2012’s LIVING THINGS, the LA six-piece took cues from the more aggressive elements of their record collection, including Texas punks At The Drive-In and alt-metallers Helmet. The result is their heaviest album to date - Q magazine

While Linkin Park's dive into hard noise may drive away some recent fans, the move could draw even more listeners by filling a vacuum in a genre that's been limping in pop's shadow for years - USA Today

This being Linkin Park, it probably took a lot of painstaking preparation to sound so spontaneous. Even so, this works on both a cerebral and a gut level, and is undoubtedly the heaviest thing they’ve ever done. – Kerrang

Linkin Park are meticulous architects. They think nothing of spending days, weeks and months constructing their towering cathedrals of sound and chipping away at their pristine sonic sculptures. The results have often been stunning, but they rarely sound unfettered, instinctive or violently visceral. - Kerrang

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Announce North American Tour
May 29 2014

TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS announced their 2014 North American tour and the July 29th release of their first new studio album in four years, Hypnotic Eye.

The tour, featuring very special guest Steve Winwood, will begin in San Diego, CA on August 3rd. The Canadian leg of the tour includes the following dates.

August 14 – Vancouver – Rogers Arena
August 17 – Edmonton – Rexall
August 19 – Calgary – Saddledome
August 21 – Winnipeg – MTS
August 26 – Toronto – ACC
August 28 – Montreal – Bell Centre

Tickets to many of the 2014 concerts are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com and other select ticketing services on Saturday, May 31. Full onsale information is available on TomPetty.com.

Every 2014 Tour ticket will include Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ new album, Hypnotic Eye.

Hypnotic Eye was recently described by Rolling Stone magazine as “maximum rock & roll” and “a decisive return to the concise Sixties-rock classicism of his first great New Wave era albums.” Click here < https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WldcdTMc0_8  > to check out the album and tour announcement video for a preview:

The new album Hypnotic Eye will be available in CD, digital, high-resolution Blu-ray audio and vinyl formats. The vinyl will be available as 1-LP or as 2-LPs inclusive of an additional track not available in any other format. Beginning June 3, fans can pre-order the vinyl, CD and Blu-ray audio editions on TomPetty.com and Amazon.ca and can pre-order the digital edition on iTunes.

Fans who preorder the digital album on iTunes and beginning June 3rd will get an instant download of the first of several album tracks to be revealed prior to the release date.

Neil Young – A Letter Home
May 29 2014

Young recorded the collection of covers with Jack White on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth at Third Man's Nashville headquarters. Imagine a very simple recording studio not much larger than a phone booth and you’ll get the idea.  He describes the album as "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever."  Recorded live to track to one-track, mono, the album has an inherent warm, primitive feel of a vintage Folkways recording,

As for the track-listing, Young chose songs that have personal meaning for him, such as British folk artist Bert Jansch’s “Needle of Death” (which inspired Young to write 1972’s “Needle and the Damage Done”), Bob Dylan’s “Girl from the North Country,” Willie Nelson’s “Crazy,” Don Everly’s “I Wonder If I Care as Much,” Bruce Springsteen’s “My Home Town,” and many others.  Click here to view a video for “Needle of Death”

The album begins with Neil recording a spoken letter to his late mother, informing her of his personal and present state of affairs which sets the tone and atmosphere for the duration of the album. He does this once again at the beginning of Side 2 in a way which could explain why he’s selected these particular songs to record. In essence, this presentation is, as its title implies, A Letter Home from Neil. This is a deeply personal and expressive listening experience which is as real and raw emotionally as it is sonically and yet light of touch in its form and flow.

A Letter Home is available now at iTunes and Amazon.ca

Stream Victoria Duffield's New Album "Accelerate" Now!
May 29 2014

Victoria Duffield's new album "Acclerate" isn't out until June 3rd, but that doesn't mean you can't hear it now.

Stream the entire album by visiting her official website at victoriaduffield.com.

Get ready to “Wiggle” with Jason Derulo
May 22 2014

Jason Derulo has just dropped his latest video for “Wiggle”, featuring Snoop Dogg! You are going to want to check this out – this is the kind of pool party we wish we could attend. As reported in Billboard, according to Derluo, "'Wiggle' is one of my favorite songs on the album. After I finished recording it I knew it would be a special record, so I reached out to the big OG homie, Snoop, and he blessed me with an incredible verse, and now the record is out of here. When we were making the video I wanted to capture the fun and light nature of the song, as well as highlight the dancing and swag that the song represents." Wiggle is available on his latest album Tattoosget the deluxe version on iTunes.