Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend for other viewers? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. Check out rdio or spinner for album streams of new releases.
Demi Lovato will release her new album, Demi, on May 14th. It can be pre-ordered on iTunes here.
01) Heart Attack
02) Made In the USA
03) Without the Love
04) Neon Lights
05) Two Pieces
07) In Case
08) Really Don't Care (feat. Cher Lloyd)
09) Fire Starter
10) Something That We're Not
11) Never Been Hurt
12) Shouldn't Come Back
Bruno Marshas surpassed Justin Timberlake and Nelly for most male number one Top 40 singles, as "When I Was Your Man" marks his sixth this week. Overall, Rihanna and Katy Perry are both tied for the record with nine each.
Bruno Mars rewrites Billboard chart history, as "When I Was Your Man" rises 2-1 on the Nielsen BDS-based Mainstream Top 40 radio airplay tally. The song marks Mars' sixth No. 1, pushing him past Nelly and Justin Timberlake for the most leaders among solo male artists in the chart's 20-year archives. (Katy Perry and Rihanna lead all acts with nine No. 1s each.)
Among the preorder options for The Wonder Years' upcoming record, The Greatest Generation, are several packages that offer a few different 7"s. There are five different clear variants, and on the B-side of the vinyl is an emblem that represents one of the five recurring themes on the record - bombs, pill bottles, ghosts, devils and birds. One package includes all five 7"s while the other packages include a random 7" and you can see the pressing information for the different variants in the replies.
Chiodos posted a live acoustic video of "Baby, You Wouldn't Last A Minute On The Creek" from last week's Warped Tour kickoff party. The band also talked about its upcoming album in an interview. You can find both videos in the replies.
Sombear (side project of Bradley Hale from Now, Now) has signed to TRANS- Records and will be releasing a split 7" with Chris Walla (Death Cab For Cutie) on Record Store day (limited to 100 copies). You can listen to the tracks from the 7" over at Stereogum.
Musicians Institute and the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL have partnered up in 2013 to bring something for both students and fans. This is a competition for original artists who want to improve their skills in songwriting, recording, music business, and so much more This scholarship fully covers tuition and material fees for a two quarter IAP certificate (Room, Boarding and Travel are not included.) The application period runs from now until June 1, 2013.
I mean all of my songs for the most part, with the exception of "The Temptation Of St. Anthony," are basically a love/apology letter to my ex-girlfriend who is on the cover of the album. We're still really close but it was pretty rough for a while there and I wrote it during those rough periods. There's very little metaphor, which has always been something we used. It's still on the record but it's pretty obvious what the songs are about and I'm happy with it. I think that's the way we wrote our early songs and some of the lyrics are pretty cringeworthy but it's honest. So it is for me an...