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San-Fran based singer/ songwriter Matt Nathanson has been playing shows for years in and around his hometown, building up a loyal fan base in the process. Thanks to the platinum success of his 2007 single “Come On Get Higher,” he is no longer just a local sensation – a status he solidifies with “Faster,” the lead single off of his new album Modern Love.
Akon – the Senegalese-born, platinum selling, Grammy nominated artist – is one of the major success stories of the last decade in R&B, hip-hop AND pop. Today he is one of the biggest producers and acts in the business and just recently dropped his newest single, “Time Is Money.”
Ever since their debut album Bring It On, which won Britain’s prestigious Mercury Prize in 1998, the members of Gomez have been marching to their own beat. On their new single, “Options,” they serve up another slice of their signature blues rock that’s slightly off-kilter, yet at the same time fully beautiful.
Vanessa Carlton’s new album, Rabbits on the Run, is the most personal work of her career. Like lead single and album opener “Carousel” shows, Carlton is retreating from the sweeping production that brought her fame in 2002 with her platinum single “A Thousand Miles,” opting instead for a simpler approach of just herself and a piano.
“Leavin’s hard… trust me, it’s really bad,” croons Houston, Texas country singer Sunny Sweeney on her new single “Staying’s Worse Than Leaving.” And of course, anyone who’s been there knows exactly what she’s talking about. But then again, believe it or not, it’s not the worst choice you can make.
It’s been a long five years since we’ve seen a new Incubus album. And after listening to “Promises, Promises” from the group’s brand-new release If Not Now, When? (out today!), it’s clear that the bandmembers have used that time wisely, to give new focus to their music and build on the sound that has brought them such massive appeal.