Funeral Party to Release Their U.S. Debut on March 29

Named one of the “50 Best New Bands of 2010” according to NME, Funeral Party is set to take 2011 by storm with the U.S. release of their debut album, The Golden Age of Knowhere, due out March 29.

Produced by Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta) and mixed by Dave Sardy (Oasis), the energentic 11-song album will release it’s first single, “Finale” to radio in March. The song serves as a great introduction for those who are first time listeners.
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While fans await the release of The Golden Age of Knowhere, the band is set to release an EP, Live At The BBC on January 25. Included on the live EP are three exclusive remixes by Dave Sitek, Mike Relm, and Kids of 88. Additionally, a limited edition vinyl version of their upcoming U.S. debut will be released February 15.

After touring with 30 Seconds To Mars overseas last year, Funeral Party is heading out on the road again this spring. The Los Angeles Times referred to the band as a, “ravenously physical, technically precise and impossibly fun live act.”

For more information on Funeral Party, check out the band’s official website.

Originally posted at BlogCritics

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Lee DeWyze Says “Thank You” to His Fans

The other night Lee DeWyze posted a TwitVid on Twitter, which included some nice words to his fans!

Check out the video below!

Hoping to hear a tour announcement from Lee soon!

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Heads Back to Rehab

It was announced earlier this week that Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean is headed back to rehab.

In a statement released by his publicist McLean said, “For personal reasons, I’ve checked myself into a rehab clinic. With 2011 being a busy year for Backstreet, I want to be healthy and perform & sing for the people at my very best and happiest. None of this will affect our current tour plans and I look forward to seeing everyone really soon! Thank you for all your support and respecting my family and friends privacy during this time.”

It was during the summer of 2001 when McLean entered rehab for the first time. Four members of the Backstreet Boys, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, and former member Kevin Richardson made an appearance on MTV’s Total Request Live (most notably referred to as TRL) to make the heartbreaking announcement to their fans.

The Backstreet Boys are heading out on tour this summer with their predecessors New Kids on the Block. Blue Bloods star and NKOTB member Donnie Wahlberg tweeted this message in support of McLean.

“As a friend of A.J. McLean- what matters most is his health. As a partner in this band- nothing will stop all 9 of us from doing this TOGETHER.”

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Maroon 5 Debut “Hands All Over” Music Video on Facebook

Earlier this week Maroon 5 debuted a music video for the title track of their latest album, “Hands All Over.”

Check it out below!

I really like this video. It has a rock edge to it, which fits the song. I also really like the effects that were used.

I am completely confused about whether “Hands All Over” is the band’s next single or not. I would have put my money on “Stutter” being the third single from Hands All Over, possibly followed up “Never Gonna Leave This Bed.”

Don’t get me wrong, I love “Hands All Over.” It’s one of my favorite tracks on Maroon 5’s latest album. I was completely over the moon when they performed it at their show in San Francisco last month. It’s just that I hve never pictured it being a single.

I’m just confused as to what is going on. Music videos are expensive to make, especially ones with fancy effects, so I wouldn’t think they would make a video without the song being their next single.

What do y’all think of Maroon 5’s new video?

What song do you hope is Maroon 5’s next single? Take the poll below!

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Album News From Britney Spears!

Earlier today while thanking her fans for their birthday wishes, pop princess Britney Spears announced that her new album will be out in early 2011!

I’m almost done with my new album and it will be coming out this March.  I AM IN L-O-V-E WITH IT!

My reaction?

I have no shame in being a Britney Spears fan. I have loved her music since high school. After Blackout and Circus, I have no doubt that her new album is going to be anything short of amazing.

I can’t wait!

Are y’all excited for Britney’s new album?