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You can now download the demo vesion of Hand Me Down Buick's "It's Just Business" on their AP.net profile. The band, who recently signed with World Artist Records, will have their debut full length, The Greater The Risk, out on October 24th. Let the band know what you think!
MC Lars' "Download This Song" debuted at #38 on Australia's singles chart. The track is currently the #2 track on iTunes Hip Hop Chart and is the #17 overall download on iTunes Australia. iTunes sales do not factor into the Australian charts yet, if they had, he would have nailed the Top 20. It's anticipated the single will climb next week. Lars is currently in Australia and loving it. He was on their MTV's TRL last Friday, where his video is in heavy rotation. The clip is the most spun at Channel V with #1 requests. He performed the track on CD Live last week and was featured this week on Take 40. The track is being spun on all kinds of stations from Pop to Indie to Hip-Hop.
Hey all - I just posted my review for Downtown Singapore's excellent Matt Squire-produced full-length debut, Don't Let Your Guard Down. The record is out now on DCide Records - I highly recommend picking it up.
Down to Earth Approach's new album will be called Come Back to You; keep up with the band as they're recording their new album by visiting the studio journal on their web site. Don't forget to download their acoustic EP for free on their AP.net profile.
Don't forget, we've got Down to Earth Approach's new acoustic EP available for free on the band's AP.net profile page. If you'd like to add one of the songs to your MySpace profile, the band has also made the EP available on their MySpace page.
In case it wasn't made obvious (predictable) by the beautiful banner above, we're now streaming the first four tracks from Hit the Lights' new album, This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder, on the band's AP.net profile.
New featured download: The Static Age's "Amphibian." Matt Squire (Northstar, The Receiving End of Sirens) produced the band's debut full length, Neon Nights Electric Lives - you know it's gotta be good.
All of my reviews have been transferred to the new system, including the most recent review of Relient K - Apathetic EP. Since this is indeed a slow time of year for new records, please leave suggestions of albums you'd like to see reviewed that are either new or perhaps had been overlooked by our staff in the past 12 months. Thanks!