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Holyfield- Seattle, WA
Holyfield really caught me by surprise last night. Realtivley low myspace plays for such an amazing debut album. A mix of piano-power-pop (a la Cartel) with great digital polishing (Hellogoodbye) to make a bright sunny summer record.
Don't be surprised if you see these guys take a Boys Like Girls sky-rocket to the top in the late summer if they get signed. For now, you can buy there stuff on iTunes (don't bother looking for it online or in stores) and I'll give you a live performance of their best song that examplifies their style, "Act Faded" live.
Luke Top- Silver Lake, CA
06 June 2008
Coldplay's new album Viva La Vida or Death & All His Friends leaked online yesterday afternoon on file-sharing sites around the globe. So naturally, the next step to take (which seems to be one that is happening to curb people from downloading) is to stream the album for free online.
While most bands turn to MTV's The Leak, Coldplay's new album is on this site, IHeartMusic, an album review will be up at the end of the weekend. I have already heard the opening instrumental "Life in Technicolor", "Lost!", "42", "Viva La Vida" and "Violet Hill" (the first three from an unnamed at Capitol Records), so it will be interesting to see how the rest of the album blends in to what I have heard.
So far, a lot less open synth-scapes fuel the background, a lot more closed in, much like Death Cab for Cutie's great new album Narrow Stairs.