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by Kristi Lee // Friday, March 28, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

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Gnarls Barkley, the visionary partnership of artist/producer Danger Mouse and singer Cee-Lo, reached #1 on the iTunes download chart with their new LP The Odd Couple in its first week of digital release. This is a remarkable triumph, considering that it was a short sales week, and that The Odd Couple's release date was pushed forward on short notice.

The Odd Couple appears in US retail outlets on Tuesday, March 25. The UK release date is March 31, Other international dates will be announced shortly.

Gnarls has always found success through digital channels. Their 2006 hit "Crazy" became the first song to reach #1 on the UK pop charts through downloads alone.

Last week, 4 Gnarls songs were on the iTunes top 100 songs : "Run", "Who's Gonna Save My Soul", "Crazy" and "Going On".

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, March 25, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

FILTER RETURNS WITH 'ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED'

IN STORES MAY 13
After a five-year hiatus and a successful run with Army of Anyone, RICHARD
PATRICK has reclaimed his legacy with FILTER for ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED, due
out May 13 on Pulse Recordings.

Produced by Josh Abraham (Slayer, 30 Seconds to Mars, Velvet Revolver, Staind, Courtney Love), PATRICK calls ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED his "howl in the night," a harsh indictment of civilization that doesn't exclude himself from its vision of a world falling apart.

The album's first single "Soldiers of Misfortune" will be available digitally on April 15 and is quickly climbing up the radio charts as the #1 Most Added track at Active Rock & Alternative radio in its first week. PATRICK describes the soaring anthem--with its U2/Bowie flavor and stacked backdrop of buzzing electric guitars--as a "sardonic anti-war/pro-troops
song." The first-person narrative was inspired by a letter from a FILTER fan who had enlisted in the Army reserves to get his college tuition paid; in his final year of college, he was shipped off to Iraq where he died from a rocket attack and small arms fire after just a few days of duty.

Most recently, former FILTER bassist--now Army Sergeant--Frank Cavanagh
traveled to Kuwait to join his former band on FILTER's "Hey Man Nice Shot" for the Operation MySpace concert. Cavanagh--who is due to begin his tour of duty later this month--was authorized by the U.S. Army to join the band so that he could be a part of this memorable performance.

"I love the Army and I love Filter," Cavanagh said. "To be able to join Richard and my former band for the first time in nearly six years is a huge honor. To perform this song with the band in Kuwait holds a truly special meaning for me, as I am able to share the musical part of my life with my brothers and sisters who are serving our country."

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick said, "It was an honor for us to perform for the troops in Kuwait at the Operation MySpace concert. Having my former bandmate and current enlisted Army Sergeant Frank Cavanagh on stage next to me made this a show that I will remember for the rest of my life."

ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED features such collaborators as guitarist/songwriter John 5, guitarist Wes Borland and drummer Josh Freese and marks FILTER's first release in five years since The Amalgamut. Pointed and passionate, the new album traces PATRICK's own anger and shame with the state of things, from the intense alternative industrial blast of "The Take," "What's Next" and "Hatred is Contagious," the ultimate resignation of "Kill the Day" and "Lie After Lie" to the tentative hope expressed by "Only You" and the ambient soundscape of the closing "Can Stop This."

TOUR DATES AS OF 3/24/08- SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE:

Apr 12 2008 8:00P www.myspace.com/operationmyspace - The FX Channel
CHECK LOCAL LISTINGS

Apr 24 2008 7:00P Stubbs Austin, Texas

Apr 26 2008 9:00P The Woodlands...Buzzfest Houston, Texas

Apr 27 2008 8:00P KDGE-Edge-fest Pizza Hut Frisco, Texas

May 9 2008 8:00P Band Camp 2008 Jacksonville, Florida

May 13 2008 8:00P Record Release Party and Performance Mercury Lounge
New York, New York

May 17 2008 8:00P ROCK ON THE RANGE--CREW STADIUM Columbus, Ohio

May 18 2008 8:00P Pointfest Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St.
Louis, Missouri

Jun 1 2008 8:00P WBCN's River Rave Tweeter Center Boston,
Massachusetts

Jun 6 2008 8:00P Rock im Park Nurnberg, Germany

Jun 8 2008 8:00P Rock am Ring Nurburgring, Germany

Jun 9 2008 8:00P Islington Academy London, London and South
East

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, March 25, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

racontures

We are happy to announce that The Raconteurs' new album, Consolers of the Lonely, will be available for download through www.theraconteurs.com starting at 12 am EST tonight. At midnight EST you will be able to visit the site, choose your territory and download the album in a matter of minutes. Don't want to download? Check at your favorite retailer tomorrow. We hope you enjoy it and thanks in advance for your support.

by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, March 18, 2008 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

raconteurs

Barely having left the studio, The Raconteurs have announce their plans to release their newly finished album Consolers of the Lonely in a week's time. Yes, March 25th. The band finished the record in the first week of March and rushed it over to the CD pressing plant in record time. They explained their actions in a press release:

"The purpose: to get the album to the fans as soon as possible and as we promised. We wanted to get this record to fans, the press, radio, etc., all at the EXACT SAME TIME so that no one has an upper hand on anyone else regarding its availability, reception or perception."

Consolers Of The Lonely will be available via all major physical and digital retailers on March 25th, and the band will head out for some US dates in late April.

The Raconteurs Tour Dates:

April
20 Vancouver, British Columbia - Commodore Ballroom
21 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
22 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
23 San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
25 Indio, CA - Coachella
26 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
28 Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
29 Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theatre

May
01 Dallas, TX - House of Blues
02 Austin, TX - Stubb's BBQ
04 New Orleans, LA - New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

June
13 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo