Album Release

Behind the Scenes with Rocky Loves Emily

Oftentimes in the music world, thing can move slowly for bands.  Other times, the pace of the industry moves so quickly it’s hard to keep up.  Either way, when you’re good, you’re good, and eventually someone takes notice. So whether it takes you a decade to get a record deal, or you’re Rocky Loves Emily and you drop your label debut EP less than two years after forming, hard work pays off.  The pop rocking, punk infused, country lace band from Detroit, Michigan released their debut EP on Tooth and Nail Records just last week.  The insanely catchy American Dream is available exclusively on iTunes and in Hot Topic stores nationwide and we here at Sovereign Sound highly recommend that you snag yourself a copy ASAP.

In the meantime, check out this behind-the-scenes making of the music video for their first single “Clueless”.  The finished version should be up online any day now, but you can satisfy your Rocky Loves Emily craving a bit by watching this on repeat until then.


The Edgy, Limit-Pushing Popstar P!nk has a Greatest Hits (…So Far) Album on the Way

Like other artists that acrue an amazing amount of hit singles, the edgy, unabashed pop starlett P!nk is putting out a Greatest Hits album.  On November 16th, Greatest Hits…So Far!!! will drop, featuring a slew of P!ink’s hits, along with two new songs incuding “Raise Your Glass” her rousing new celebration single.

Read more and Check out the Track List!


Keller Williams “Celebrates the Holidays” and Releases Children’s Album

The ecclectic Keller Williams is gearing up to bring his soulful, funky, dance-funk-alt rock to the East Coast this winter with a string of special “Celebrate the Holidays” tour dates.  Beginning on December 29th in Virginia and ending on New Years Eve in North Carolina, each show will feature three differently themed sets.  The first set will center around reggae, dub, and funk, the second set will feature a distinctly bluegrass flair, and the third set will focus on acoustic guitar dance grooves.  The shows are destined to be events to remember.  Just prior to these special appearances, Williams will play his annual concert benefiting the SPCA on in his hometown of Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The show will take place on December 26th at the Fredericksburg Fieldhouse and 100% of the concert’s profits will go to the Fredericksburg Regional SPCA which is a “no-kill” shelter for animals focusing its efforts on education, adoption, rehabilitatio, and spay/neuter options.

Keller has had an extremely busy 2010, which saw the May release of his acclaimed cover album Thief, as well as the more recent unveling on October 26th of his children’s record Kids.  Williams will tour in support of the new release as the “Super Music Friend” on Nikelodeon’s Yo Gabba Gabba tour, as well as play to older children in the same cities later on in the evenings.  Check out all Keller Williams tour dates below:

Saturday, November 6 Rock For Hunger Orlando FL
Wednesday, November 10 WOW Hall Eugene OR
Thursday, November 11 Wild Buffalo Bellingham WA
Friday, November 12 INB Performing Arts Center Spokane WA Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Friday, November 12 Knitting Factory Concert House Spokane WA Keller Solo
Saturday, November 13 Tacoma Dome Tacoma WA Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Saturday, November 13 Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room Seattle WA Keller Solo
Sunday, November 14 Memorial Coliseum Portland OR Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Sunday, November 14 Aladdin Theatre Portland OR Keller Solo
Monday, November 15 Hult Center for the Performing Arts Eugene OR Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Wednesday, November 17 Humboldt Brews Arcata CA Keller Solo
Thursday, November 18 Memorial Sacramento CA Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Thursday, November 18 Harlow’s Sacramento CA Keller Solo
Friday, November 19 Montbleu Resort Showroom Lake Tahoe NV
Saturday, November 20 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Sunday, November 21 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco CA Yo Gabba Gabba! Live
Thursday, December 2 Avalon Theatre Easton MD
Sunday, December 26 Fredericksburg Field House Fredericksburg VA SPCA Benefit
Wednesday, December 29 The Norva Norfolk VA
Thursday, December 30 The National Richmond VA
Friday, December 31 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte NC

NEW YEAR’S EVE RUN & BENEFIT CONCERT DETAILS

Sunday, Dec. 26th, 2010
SPCA Benefit
Location: Fredericksburg Field House in Fredericksburg, VA
Time: Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Tickets: $25
Ages: All ages
Website: www.fredfieldhouse.com

Wednesday, Dec. 29th, 2010
Location: The NorVa in Norfolk, VA
Time: Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Tickets: ADV $18/DOS $21
Ages: All ages
Website: www.thenorva.com/

Thursday, Dec. 30th, 2010
Location: The National in Richmond, VA
Time: Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Tickets: ADV $18/DOS $21
Ages: All ages
Website: www.thenationalva.com/

Friday, Dec. 31st, 2010
Location: Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC
Time: Doors at 8pm
Tickets: ADV $35/DOS $45
Ages: All ages
Website: www.neighborhoodtheatre.com, including information on hotel deals and transportation packages


You, Me, And Everyone We Know Prepares for Album Release amidst Tour

Currently on the “Can We Do Laundry At Your House?” tour, uber addictive pop rockers You, Me, And Everyone We Know are getting ready for the much anticipated release of their new album Some Things Don’t Wash Out on October 12th.  To get a small taste of how rad this record is going to be, go to TCDCmedia.com where they are currently offering an exclusive stream of the ridiculously awesome new tune “Bigger Point of Pride” (seriously I’ve been listening to it on repeat for the past 40 minutes).  In addition, if you reblog the post at TCDCmedia.com you will automatically be entered into a contest to win the new album. Click to for Dates of the Tour!


Complete With New Members and a New Perspective, Chiodos Prepares for Album Release and Tour

After some brief turmoil in which popular post hardcore sweethearts Chiodos swapped out their beloved lead singer Craig Owens and drummer Derrick Frost, they are now ready to continue their quest at musical domination.  Bringing along the likes of Atreyu, blessthefall, Architects (delightful UK band), and Endless Hallway, Chiodos will embark on a full US and Canada adventure titled the “Congregation of the Damned Tour”.   Read More & Get Tour Dates!


Jimmy Eat World is Going to Rock Your World with their New Album “Invented” due on September 27th


Emo rock legends Jimmy Eat World are gearing up to release their brand new full-length album, Invented, on September 27th.  The first single from the record, “My Best Theory“, is out now.  It is a passionate, earnest rock tune that both retains the traditional Jimmy Eat World sound, while expanding into a new territory for the band.  You can preorder the sure-to-be incredible new record now, to make sure you have it at your doorstept first thing September 27th.  And if you’re a vinyl fan, you can preorder  the Invented vinyl package which includes an MP3 download card.

See JEW’s Tour Dates.