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Katy Perry - 'Roar' (Single)
Katy Perry's first single Roar, off her new album Prism, is out now. Roar is the first step in Perry's evolution as an artist into a more mature, raw and real version of her California Gurls self. Perry just revealed that she will be performing on the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 25. Prism will be available Oct. 22. Watch the Roar lyric video here.
Luke Bryan - 'Crash My Party'
Country's latest superstar Luke Bryan just released his new album Crash My Party today. The album's lead single Crash My Party peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart. Other notable singles include That's My Kind of Night, which is also currently playing on country radio. The Drunk On You singer, who won the 2013 ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year, is currently selling out shows across the U.S. on the Dirt Road Diaries Tour with opening act Florida Georgia Line. For tour dates, go to lukebryan.com.
Wild Feathers- 'Wild Feathers'
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After months of touring, the Wild Feathers have finally released their album that we have been waiting for a year and a half already. With this 5 boy group leading us back into the times of their old school rock and roll music, you can't help but tune in. The album has been narrowed down after originally having 80 songs, so fans have been anxious for the final product. Wanting this album to be a big hit, they felt that having their music remain impactful in years to come was more important than rushing it through. Check out the album in stores today!
Lala Njava - 'Malagasy Blues Song'
Madagascar native Lala Njava's debut album Malagasy Blues Song is out now. Lala got her start in music performing with her family band, Njava. Almost all songs on her new album are written, arranged and produced by Lala and her brothers Maximin, Pata and Dozzy who all appear as musicians on the record and alongside her on stage. For more on Lala, go to lalanjava.com.
Stefani Scovolo - 'I Remember'
Stefani Scovolo's self-produced/self-funded debut album I Remember is out now. Scovolo, an accomplished songwriter, aims to tell a story of her past, present, and future endeavors, experiences, and bring the listener in to a world of nostalgia on this emotional album. For more on Scovolo, go to stefaniscovolo.com. You can purchase her album (here) on iTunes.
Glen Campbell - 'See You There'
Legendary country artist Glen Campbell's new album See You There is available today. The album features new songs and remakes of classics like Rhinestone Cowboy. Given the singer's battle with Alzheimer's disease, this will likely be the last music release of his career. Watch the video for the album's first single Hey Little One here.
Walking Papers - 'Walking Papers'
Walking Papers new self-titled debut album is out now. The band began with two well-regarded Seattle musicians, singer/guitarist Jeff Angell and former Screaming Trees/Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin. Keyboardist Benjamin Anderson and ex-Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver bassist Duff McKagan complete the four-piece group. Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready plays on two cuts on the new album. The group is currently on tour headlining the second stage at this year's Uproar Festival. For more on Walking Papers, go to walking-papers.com.
Valerie June - 'Pushin' Against a Stone'
Tennessee native Valerie June just released her new album Pushin' Against a Stone, a fitting title given its soulful, bluegrass sound reminiscent of her home state. For more on Valerie, go to valeriejune.com.
In the Valley Below - 'Peaches' (Single)
Capitol Records recording artist In the Valley Below just released their new single Peaches. The musical duo, made up of Jeffery Jacob and Angela Gail, combine male and female vocals to create a balanced, indie pop sound. The band will hit the road on tour opening for White Lies this October. Check out the Peaches lyric video here.
Matt Hires - 'This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend'
Matt Hires just released his sophomore album This World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend. The album's lead single Restless Heart blends pop and folk rock vibes for a sound similar to that of The Lumineers and Mumford and Sons. You can't help but smile and tap your foot when you listen to it. Hires joins band Parachute on their summer tour that kicks off in New York City tonight. Watch the music video for Restless Heart here.
Parachute - 'Overnight'
Five-piece, Virginia-based band pop/rock Parachute's third studio album Overnight is available today. While songs Can't Help and Overnight have a revamped more electronic, pop feel than Parachute's previous albums, the track Disappear is reminiscent of Parachute's signature sound that fans fell in love with on their sophomore album, The Way It Was. Track Meant To Be is a perfect example of Parachute's new and classic styles coming together, creating a piece of work that will please old fans and attract new ones. It seems as though Parachute hopes this album will catapult them to the mainstream radio success of similar bands like Maroon5 and OneRepublic. Ryan Tedder, OneRepublic's front man, even co-wrote multiple tracks on Overnight alongside Will Anderson, lead singer. The band kicks off their headlining summer tour with supporting acts Matt Hires and Paradise Fears tonight in New York City. For tour dates, go to weareparachute.com.
The Muppet Movie Soundtrack
The original soundtrack recording of The Muppet Movie (1979) has just been re-released in celebration of the film's 35th Anniversary. The album features all the Muppet classics, including Rainbow Connection.