‘My Name is Trouble’ by Keren Ann

Imagine Dragons + The Parlotones on Tour

Mar 21 Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO)
Mar 22 Urban Lounge (SLC, UT) BUY TIX
Mar 23 Neurolux Lounge (Boise, ID) BUY TIX
Mar 24 The A Club (Spokane, WA)
Mar 25 High Dive (Seattle, WA)
Mar 26 Biltmore Cabaret (Vancouver, BC, CANADA) BUY TIX
Mar 27 Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR)
Mar 29 Bottom of the Hill (San Francisco, CA)
Mar 30 The Viper Room (Los Angeles, CA)

**Imagine Dragons Only**
Apr 9 The State Room (SLC, UT) + Cameron Rafati
Apr 12 CSULA Spring Event (LA, CA)
Apr 13 Slidebar (Fullerton, CA) + Nico Vega
Apr 15 College of Eastern Utah (Price, UT)
Apr 16 Velour (Provo, UT)
Apr 22 UCSD (La Jolla, CA) + Hellogoodbye
Apr 29-30 Bergenfest 2011 (Bergen, NORWAY)

Help Fictionist get on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine

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These guys have reached Round #2 (of 4) in the Choose the Cover of Rolling Stone Magazine contest. There are now only 8 bands remaining.

“Whole Wide World” by Mindy Gledhill

Mindy Gledhill’s newest release Anchor (2010) was produced by Juno Award nomineed Stuart Brawley (Lenka, Michael Jackson, Celine Dion). A music video for the single “Anchor” has already had more than 230,000 plays. She has sold thousands of copies of the album. The album is soon to hit shelves and digital release in Korea.

Furthermore, she provided guest vocals on 3 tracks for DJ Kaskade’s 2010 release Dynasty produced by GRAMMY Award winning producer Finn Bjarnson. The album was #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, #4 on the Dance/Electronic chart, and #104 on the Billboard Top 200.

**You can catch Mindy Gledhill at Hotel Cafe (LA) on April 14th at 7PM. Tix are $10. Presale**

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FIRST LISTEN: Angels by The Strokes (RCA/Rough Trade)

Angles

NOTE: This is by and far the most tired sounding album by The Strokes. It is not up to par. Part of that may have to do with Julian Casablancas and Albert Hammond Jr both battling drug addictions. In fact, the recording sessions initially fell apart because Albert Hammond Jr went to rehab to straighten up his life. Unfortunately, his efforts were not what makes a great album. Julian Casablancas’ vocals on this album sound terrible and tired.

With a sloppy sounding album coming (Angels) out it is surprising that The Strokes are gearing up to begin recording another new album immediately.

“Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People (Columbia Recs)

‘Puzzle Pieces’ by Saint Motel

RECOMMENDATION: Imagine Dragons Releases “It’s Time” E.P. Today

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“It’s Time” (iTunes)
“It’s Time” (CDBaby)

It’s Time was recorded at Studio X inside the Palms Hotel & Casino (artists who recorded there include Michael Jackson, Usher, Elton John, Eminem, Katy Perry, etc). It’s Time was mixed by GRAMMY nominee Mark Needham (Shakira, 3OH!3, My Chemical Romance, Cake, Pete Yorn). They have been heralded as the next hot band from everyone from Hard Rock Hotel’s website to CrazedHits.com and LA Weekly. BMI even had them showcase at 2010’s SXSW Music Festival. Imagine Dragons have opened for Weezer, Interpol, JET, Blue October, The Temper Trap, Neon Trees, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Hot Chip, and many many more. They are currently on tour with The Parlotones (UMG) and were invited to play Bergenfest in Norway in April.

“Opening the show, hometown heroes Imagine Dragons showed their hometown crowd why they’ve been grabbing so much attention lately. Honing their onstage skills over the past few years, opening for the likes of Interpol and White Rabbits (if you don’t know who those bands are, use the Google; you will not be disappointed), Imagine Dragons is everything we want to see in a live band. Taking their songs and making them new again, laying down the foundations before building them up in unexpected ways, and not playing it safe are things we love when we’re out catching live music, and Imagine Dragons did not disappoint… Yes, this band is awesome.”
-HardRock.com (12/14/10)

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Performing at the 2011 BRIT Awards where they earned ‘Album of the Year’.

Imagine Dragons announce ‘It’s Time’ e.p.

Details are still TBA (release date is Saturday March 12). However, things looks set to make an excellent release from Imagine Dragons. The band recorded It’s Time at Studio X inside the Palms Hotel & Casino (artists who recorded there include Michael Jackson, Usher, Elton John, Eminem, Katy Perry, etc). They have been heralded as the next hot band from everyone from Hard Rock Hotel’s website to CrazedHits.com and LA Weekly. BMI even had them showcase at 2010’s SXSW Music Festival. Imagine Dragons have opened for Weezer, Interpol, JET, Blue October, The Temper Trap, Neon Trees, Parachute, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Hot Chip, and many many more. They are currently on tour with The Parlotones (UMG).

I am confident enough to dub them “2011’s Breakout Indie Band” and “Best Indie Rock Band of the Year”.
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