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Spoon Premier Official Music Video for "Do You"


 "The excellent single “Do You” now has a video by Hiro Murai that finds Britt Daniel sporting a head wound and driving a station wagon through an apocalyptic Los Angeles with a lady in the backseat."  — Stereogum

Spoon have premiered their new official music video for "Do You." You can watch it here via Urban Outfitters.

If that's not trippy enough, check out the visual for "Inside Out," the band's next song, out digitally July 22nd and on Vinyl Gratification 10".

Read the live chat and see how Spoon premiered "Inside Out" to their fans on Consequence of Sound.

Duane Allman Skydog: The Restrospective
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Annie Clark, the mastermind and creative force behind moniker St. Vincent, has been steadily building steam since her 2007 debut, Marry Me, through her most recent, critically acclaimed release of 2014, St. Vincent. Before appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman Thursday, July 17, St. Vincent, one of Loma Vista's exciting marquee artists, will be making a special live performance on Wednesday evening (7/16/14) at 9PM EST via David Letterman's webcast. You can tune in to the live event here. If you haven't seen SV perform yet, be prepared to be enraptured by her unique, alluring sound and astounding musicianship.

You can download St. Vincent's single "Bring Me Your Loves" for FREE here.

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Seether have a lot to celebrate. Their sixth studio album, Isolate and Medicate (The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group) has landed at #4 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart, with the album’s first single, “Words as Weapons,” rising to #1 on the Active Rock Radio chart. Continuing their amazing run as one of alternative rock's most consistent hit makers, “Words as Weapons” is the band's 12th #1 hit and ranks among their quickest chart climbers.  In its first week alone, Isolate and Medicate has sold over 37,000 copies.

"We'd like to offer a BIG congrats to Seether, truly one of the hardest working bands in rock," stated Jake Wisely, President of The Bicycle Music Company.  He added, "We are also thrilled by the effort of our partners at Concord Music Group, simultaneously achieving a top 5 album debut and a #1 single at Active Rock radio, proving once and for all that Concord rocks!"

Coming off a successful European tour where they played some of the biggest festivals in the world, Seether are getting ready to head back out for a mix of headlining and festival shows this summer, including a main stage return to the 2014 Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival.  Seether and Godsmack lead the stellar festival line-up with support from Skillet, Buckcherry, Escape the Fate and more.  Click here for additional tour information and dates. 

iTunes purchase link: Isolate and Medicate Deluxe 

Amazon purchase links: Vinyl & CD

"Words as Weapons" official video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202fjZZO-tI  

Seether on the Web: seether.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/seetherofficial 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/seether

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Gibson Brothers Sign with Rounder Records


The Gibson Brothers, one of the most acclaimed bluegrass bands on the scene, have signed a deal with Rounder Records, it was announced today by label co-founders Ken Irwin and Marian Levy.

In the twenty years since they recorded their debut album, Underneath a Harvest Moon, brothers Eric and Leigh Gibson have become one of the most popular and critically lauded groups in contemporary bluegrass.

The duo has earned praise for their “exquisitely crafted, evocatively original songs” (PopMatters) and the “the thrilling tang of their throwback brotherly harmonies” (Nashville Scene). Del McCoury observed, “…when I hear someone like The Gibson Brothers, I know it’s them from the first note.  They have that little thing in their voices that no one else has.”

In 2013, the International Bluegrass Music Association voted them Entertainers of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, and they also took home awards for Song of the Year (for “They Called It Music”) and Songwriter of the Year (Eric Gibson).  They are presently putting the finishing touches on their Rounder debut, which is slated for release in January of 2015.

“We have known and been fans of the Gibson Brothers for years, and we are thrilled to finally be able to work with them,” stated Rounder’s Ken Irwin.  “The brother duet has a long history in bluegrass and country music, and the Gibsons have represented that tradition with class and style for over twenty years.  We all feel that this wonderful album will carry on that great tradition of old-time brother duets, from the Monroe Brothers and Blue Sky Boys in the ‘30s, and into bluegrass with the Bailey Brothers, Lilly Brothers and Stanley Brothers in the ‘40s, and Jim and Jesse in the ‘50s.”

Eric Gibson notes,  “As kids on the farm, we spent many hours listening to records, many of them on Rounder, a name synonymous with quality.  We remember absorbing Tony Rice’s “Cold on the Shoulder,” the first J. D. Crowe & the New South album, and offerings from the Bluegrass Album Band, looking at that identifiable logo and wishing that one day we would be affiliated with Rounder, a beacon in the roots music world.  That day has come.  We are so excited to have signed with Rounder and cannot wait for people to hear our first Rounder project, a tribute to the great brother acts in bluegrass and country music history.”