The Cure video for “The Only One”

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The Cure’s 4:13 Dream is in stores today. The 13th studio album from the seminal rock outfit was recorded, engineered, produced and mixed at Parkgate Studios UK by Robert Smith and Keith Uddin (Oasis, Madonna). Featuring “The Perfect Boy”, “The Hungry Ghost” and “The Only One” which all showcase Smith’s unmistakable vocals, the band’s jangly guitar-pop and undeniable melodic prowess it is clear that the record is another triumph in The Cure’s storied discography.

House of Heroes go on tour and release new video

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House of Heroes have just unveiled the video for “In the Valley of the Dying Sun.” The song is taken from their new album; The End Is Not The End. The epic clip was directed by Endeavor Media Group who has also helmed videos for artists like Bayside, The Devil Wears Prada, and Silverstein.

The Columbus, Ohio melodic-rockers formed in 2002 and have been steadily building their fanbase on successful tours opening for the likes of Silverchair, Filter, and Phantom Planet among others. The End Is Not The End, their second studio album, has garnered early rave reviews with AbsolutePunk.net saying, “…a record with so much going for it, in terms of quality, quantity and intelligence, substance… that it’s destined to be the blueprint for how pop music can and should be done.”

House of Heroes is out on the road this fall as part of the “The Uncle Fest Tour,” featuring Relient K, Ludo, and This Providence. Look for them coming to your town soon!

The Uncle Fest Tour (w. Relient K, Ludo, and This Providence)

10/02 Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre
10/03 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
10/04 St. Paul, MN – Myth
10/05 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom
10/07 Indianapolis, IN Egyptian Room @ Murat Center
10/09 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
10/10 Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
10/11 Pontiac, MI – Clutch Cargo’s
10/12 Pittsburgh, PA – Club Zoo
10/13 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
10/15 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10/16 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/17 Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights
10/18 Hartford, CT – Webster Theatre
10/21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
10/22 Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
10/23 Norfolk, VA – Norva Theatre
10/24 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
10/25 North Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues Myrtle Beach
10/27 Orlando, FL – House of Blues Orlando
10/29 Birmingham, AL – WorkPlay Theatre
10/30 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
10/31 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues Cleveland
11/01 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
11/02 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

Moby opens video competition to fans

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Moby announces details of an exclusive global $10,000 video competition going live on mobygratis.com. Directors are invited to submit their films for the track Ooh Yeah and the winner, chosen by Moby, will win the $10,000 prize money and have their video used as the official music video for Ooh Yeah from Moby’s latest album, Last Night.

Entrants should go to http://www.mobygratis.com/competition.html to register for full instructions on how to submit their video. The entries will be available to view and comment on Vimeo at http://www.vimeo.com/oohyeah. The closing date for entries is midnight (EST) on Monday July 14th.

MobyGratis is a film music website, spearheaded by Moby (himself an experimental film student in college) which will allow film students, not-for-profit filmmakers and visual artists to incorporate Moby’s music into video and film on a gratis basis. See Moby talk about the site at http://www.mute.biz/mobygratis/

“Last Night” features the forthcoming single, “I Love To Move In Here” (featuring Grandmaster Caz, see the video here: http://www.vimeo.com/1018201), out on July 8th as well as previous single Alice (http://www.vimeo.com/614804) and Ooh Yeah.

Coldplay performs on MTV and tour dates

Check out this cool video of Coldplay performing at the MTV Movie Awards.

Coldplay on Tour:
06/29/08: Philadelphia, PA
07/02/08: Washington, DC
07/03/08: Hartford, CT
07/05/08: Detroit, MI
07/06/08: Cleveland, OH
07/08/08: St. Paul, MN
07/09/08: Kansas City, MO
07/10/08: Oklahoma City, OK
07/12/08: Phoenix, AZ
07/19/08: Las Vegas, NV
07/24/08: San Jose, CA
07/25/08: Oakland, CA
07/27/08: Pemberton, BC
07/29/08: Edmonton, AB
07/30/08: Calgary, AB
08/01/08: Winnipeg, MB
08/03/08: Omaha, NE
08/04/08: Chicago, IL

Watch Coldplay’s “Violet Hill” video and more

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Coldplay will perform “Violet Hill” at the “2008 MTV Movie Awards,” which airs live on June 1st at 8:00pm/7c from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, CA. The single – called a “must have” by Rolling Stone – was downloaded by two million people during the recent one-week period in which Coldplay made the song available to fans for free.

Viva La Vida, the follow-up to 2005’s X&Y, which debuted at #1 in 32 countries and has sold 10 million copies worldwide, will be released on June 17th. The band will play free concerts in London (June 16th at the Brixton Academy) and New York (June 23rd at Madison Square Garden). Information on how to win tickets to these shows is available at http://www.coldplay.com. Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” North American tour launches on June 29th in Philadelphia, PA. Ticket information for the tour is available at http://www.coldplay.com or at http://www.livenation.com.

Watch the official “Violet Hill” video: