Jon Allen’s ‘Deep River’ Hits #16 UK Top 40 Indie Albums & #25 Top Singer-Songwriter Albums on iTunes

Jon Allen 'Deep River' ChartsJon Allen’s newly released Deep River  made a lot of noise in its first week, hitting #16 on the UK Top 40 Indie Albums and #25 on the Top Singer-Songwriter Albums on iTunes. The album joined big names on the charts such as Ed Sheeran, Jack White, London Grammar and David Gray.

Backed by BBC Radio singles “Night & Day” and “Falling Back,” Jon’s third solo album contains some of his best songs yet and has been well received by both old and new fans of his sound. Pick up a CD copy of Deep River  from our webstore today to see what all the buzz is about. The album is also available on iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Spotify, Google Play and major retailers.

This is also the last week to send in entries for our “Night & Day” Music Video Contest. Winners will receive cash and camera prizes, along with a chance to be the official music video for the hit single. Click Here for the full contest guidelines.

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2012 MTV Video Music Awards Recognize Indie Rock Acts

Via MTV.com: The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards recognize indie rock acts emerging into the mainstream.

The nominees include indie rock artists Of Monsters and Men, Fun., Gotye, The Black Keys, and Imagine Dragons. Long-time rock vet Jack White also received nominations for his first solo album released this year.

Indie-pop band Fun. received a Best Pop Video nomination for their single, “We Are Young,” as well as Best New Artist. Belgian-Australian musician Gotye’s video “Somebody That I Used to Know” received the coveted nod for Video of the Year and Best Editing. The Black Keys, Jack White, and Imagine Dragons all vie for the Best Rock Video title. Of Monsters and Men’s “Little Talks” is competing in the Best Art Direction category.

This year’s Video Music Awards will take place on September 6th from LA’s Staple Center. Comedian Kevin Hart is hosting. Check out all the nominees here.

Watch the videos for this years indie rock nominees below.

Watch The Teaser For Jack White’s New Video “Freedom At 21″

The teaser trailer for Jack White’s new video, Freedom At 21 has been released. Freedom At 21 is the newest single off White’s latest solo album, Blunderpuss. Directed by the legendary Hype Williams, expect a lot of explosions, cars, women, and action in this video. The full video is expected to be released on July 16th. Check out the teaser below.

2012 Summer Music Festival: Firefly

The 2012 Firefly summer music festival is quickly approaching. On July 20th, 21st, and 22nd, concertgoers will swarm the city of Dover, Delaware to watch the biggest bands in indie rock perform live. The lineup features popular acts such as the Killers, the Black Keys, Jack White, and Death Cab for Cutie.

The Firefly music festival intends to set itself apart from other festivals, such as Bonnaroo and Coachella, by offering unique side attractions. For example, Firefly offers hot air balloon rides, video game arcades, and original and local dining.

The festival also encourages concertgoers to camp out. Attendees can purchase a campsite or “glamp” in high style. 3 day tickets have already sold out, but the festival now sells single day passes.

Other notable acts performing at Firefly include The Flaming Lips, Modest Mouse, Passion Pit, Cold War Kids, and Silversun Pickups.

Radiohead Hint At Collaboration With Jack White At Bonnaroo And Video Of New Song Hits YouTube

During their performance at Bonnaroo this past weekend, Radiohead hinted at a possible collaboration with Jack White.

“This song is for Jack White,” Yorke told the crowd prior to their performance of “Supercollider.” “We saw him yesterday. A big thank you to him, but we can’t tell you why. You’ll find out.”

Most speculate that Radiohead probably stopped off at Third Man Record’s headquarters in Nashville before heading to Bannaroo and recorded a quick track for the label’s Blue Series releases. This theory could also explain why Jack White was missing from the Bonnaroo bill.

After Bonnaroo, Radiohead went up to Chicago for a performance on Sunday night where they played a new song “Full Stop.” It’s at least the second time the song has been performed on their latest US tour but Sunday’s performance resulted in the first fan filmed cellphone video of the entire song emerging on YouTube. Similar videos have been hitting YouTube over the past few months as Radiohead has been debuting many new songs, including “Skirting on the Surface,” “Cut a Hole,” and “Identikit.”

Radiohead’s Entire Bonnaroo Set 2012 – Mention of Jack White at 1:38:48


Radiohead Performs New Song “Full Stop” In Chicago

Get Excited for Record Store Day April 21st 2012

Record Store Day started in 2007 as an international celebration of music and independent record stores and continues to grow a little bit each year. Now, the day has gotten so popular that music nerds look forward to the third Saturday in April the same way kids do with Christmas, and for good reason. This Record Store Day is April 21st and there have been over 350 special releases announced by bands (mostly on vinyl formats) many of which will only be available on the day itself and exclusively at physical record stores. Other releases aren’t exclusive but will be produced in very limited numbers, so they’ll be hard to come by.

The Official Record Store Day website has posted a complete list of bands participating in the day, which you can view as a web page or PDF. The list includes notable bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Foster the People, The Flaming Lips, Fun, Minus the Bear, Neon Trees, Refused, The White Stripes and more.

Some record companies have decided to participate in the day in more unique ways, like Third Man records, who’ve decide to release Jack White’s new single on flexi disc exclusively via a massive helium balloon launch.

So are you excited for Record Store Day 2012? It’s only 17 days away and counting!