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My Summer Announce Select Tour Dates, Watch Live Performance Video

Long Island indie band, My Summer, have announced select summer tour dates in support of their forthcoming record to be released Summer 2011.

Formed in 2005 by Mike Longo (guitar, vocals) and Joe Lambiaso (drums), My Summer quickly established themselves as a staple of New York’s indie rock scene, picking up band members Dave Ferrara (guitar) and Joe Gruber (bass) along the way. Before year’s end, they released their first EP.

Why Google Music Store Can’t Launch with Only Indie Labels & Artists

Google music has finally launched, but they are delaying the launch of the music store. The company is waiting for major labels to sign on. Why can’t Google launch the store with only independent artists that have signed on?

There are plenty of unsigned and indie artists who are worthy of their service, but mainstream is still the money-maker for any new service. Here’s why…

Indie Band The Fire Apes Releasing New Album

Indie Band The Fire Apes are gearing up to release their latest album, A Life In Letters, out May 23. The South Carolina pop/rock act is fronted by lead singer, songwriter and guitarist, John Seymour, who often writes metaphorically about love and relationships using literary references, musically framed with melodic hooks.

His music and words can elicit feelings that range from joy and happiness to commiseration and longing. He credits The Beatles, Oasis, Green Day, The Pretenders and Fountains of Wayne as strong influences. “A Life in Letters” is guaranteed to be the summer music must have of 2011.