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Kina Grannis Signs Record Deal with One Haven Music

Independent singer-songwriter Kina Grannis has entered into a worldwide partnership with One Haven Music with whom she will release a new version of her debut album Stairwells.  The deal encompasses both a record deal with One Haven Music Records, distributed by The Orchard, and a publishing deal with One Haven Music Publishing, a joint venture with BMG Rights Management.

“[One Haven has] great resources, which will allow me to step back from the business side a bit and concentrate more on making music and videos and communicating with all of you,” said Grannis of the deal via an email to her street team earlier this month.

Stairwells was indie-released in February 2010 and has sold more than 10,000 copies without physical distribution.  The album debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 and #5 on iTunes’ Pop Chart.

Indie Duo Voltaire Twins Make U.S. Debut at CMJ

Voltaire Twins will be playing the CMJ Showcase 2010 in New York during their first visit to the states.

This year is shaping up to be a colorful year for Australian synth-pop duo Voltaire Twins. The brother-sister combo recently caught the eye of French tastemaker label Kitsuné, who released their single “D.I.L. (JBAG remix)” worldwide on the Kitsuné x Ponystep worldwide release.

With iTunes adding the duo to their Hotly Tipped For 2010 compilation, the pair, who are already regular features in the blogosphere, have exploded in a swarm of internet hype.

Indie Band Lady Danville Announce Shows at CMJ, Tour with Ben Folds

Lady Danville is an acoustic folk pop trio from Los Angeles, California. Making the trek cross country, the band is thrilled to play 3 shows at the 2010 CMJ Music Marathon leading up to their highly anticipated tour with Ben Folds.

With Michael Garner on keys, Matthew Frankel on the cajon, and Dan Chang on the guitar Lady Danville is most recognized for their well-crafted harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and refreshing dose of energy, wit and charm, evoking the sound of Simon and Garfunkel meets Death Cab for Cutie.

Indie Artists Oak & Gorski to Release Fourth Album

In an indie music world always craving something with a new edge, Oak & Gorski, bring exactly what is needed to the table. With Cello as a lead instrument they have created their own unique brand of “Cello Rock” that can be heard in full force on their soon to be released fourth studio album, Love Destroyer.

After raising $13,368 in 30 days on Kickstarter, having three albums under their belt and various placement on TV and film, there is no doubt this is a highly anticipated record. Love Destroyer will be released on December 14th via iTunes.

Canada’s The Russian Futurists is Back with New Album, Free Download

MattHart_TheRussianFuturistsCanada’s psychedelic pop star, The Russian Futurists, is back with a stunning new studio album –The Weight’s On The Wheels – due out November 16th on Upper Class Recordings.  The Toronto based indie artist aka Matthew Adam Hart produced the new album with the aid of Michael Musmanno (Outkast, Lilys, Arrested Development) and sonically takes his sound out of the bedroom and onto the airwaves.  The Weight’s On The Wheels captures the Futurists in full pop regalia from start to finish.

The Russian Futurists released his debut album The Method of Modern Love on Upper Class nearly a decade ago and quickly caught the ear of musicians and critics alike earning Matthew Adam Hart comparisons to Magnetic Fields and Flaming Lips, raves from Pitchfork, SPIN, The Guardian and XLR8R and praise from established acts Blur, REM and Snow Patrol.

Kaci Battaglia To Release Brand New Album Via Indie Label

KaciBattagliaLess than one week away, the ever-glamorous Kaci Battaglia gears up for the release of her new album Bring It On which will be available digitally on September 21st, 2010 via independent music label Curb Records. The album’s second single “Body Shots,” featuring super-star rapper Ludacris, has already charted at #6 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play and is exploding both at radio and in clubs across the country.

Bring It On features 10-high energy songs written and produced by Kaci and long-time collaborators Michael Grant, Arianna Wilson, Jarreau and Trevor Pitts, as well as Isaac Hayes III (Redman, Chamillionaire), Robert Allen Christopher Bridges, Heather James, David Anthony, Jeff Fanzel (‘N Sync, Taylor Dayne), Michelle R Lewis, Anthony Fonseca (remixes for Avril Lavigne, Monica), Harold Brown, Eritza Laues (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson) and Valentin.

Indie Band Pomegranates Set to Release Third Full-Length Album

PomegranatesCincinnati, Ohio’s Pomegranates are set to release their third full-length studio album – One Of Us – on October 26th on Afternoon Records.  The new album is their first for Afternoon Records and was co-produced by the band and TJ Lipple of Aloha (MGMT, Headlights, Minus Story), who also mixed and mastered the record.  Pomegranates will kick off a U.S. tour on September 15th and the three month long trek which starts off with Colour Revolt, will include a performance at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival.

Formed in 2006, the young indie band quickly distinguished itself with its mesmerizing art-pop compositions, eliciting acclaim from My Old Kentucky Blog (“Sweet, sweet sounds are pop honey to my ears”), massive support from and invitations to tour from the French Kicks, Islands and Jimmy Eat World.

Indie Pop Artist Kaci Battaglia Returns with “Body Shots” ft. Ludacris

15Returning with the party anthem of the summer, ever-glamorous Kaci Battaglia has done it again, following up her hit single “Crazy Possessive,” with yet another smash: “Body Shots” featuring super-star rapper Ludacris.  Already exploding at radio and charting in clubs across the country, Kaci welcomes the reception with open arms, as she awaits the release of her aptly titled album Bring It On (Curb Records) on September 21st.

Based on a conversation that Kaci had with some of her girlfriends right before her 21st birthday, Body Shots” sassy lyrics were penned by Battaglia, who has co-written all of the songs on her upcoming release.