You Take My Breath Away, the new single by Brandon Schott, is out now.
Brandon says: "It was 5 years ago to the day on Feb 26th that I found out I was cancer free, it's a big anniversary for me and my family. 'You Take My Breath Away' dates back a few years. I wrote it and recorded
it for my Grandmother Judy's wedding to an amazing man named John
Anderson on the beach in Sarasota, Florida in the summer of 2009.
Unfortunately, a couple years later he was diagnosed with stage three
lung cancer and passed in August 2012. The day he died, I was working
on background vocals for another song. I just kind of redirected the
emotion as the day went on, and at the end of the session I excised only
those parts recorded that day and arranged a new accapella piece called 'Now', which is the closer for this set."
Proceeds from the sale of this single will be turned around to The
Benjamin Center in Santa Monica, CA - a branch of the Cancer Support
Drink A Toast To Innocence: A Tribute To Lite Rock
Drink A Toast To Innocence is a new compilation including artists like Bleu, Mike Viola, Brandon Schott or Cliff Hillis. It's all about classic Lite Rock hits of the late '70s and early '80s, reinterpreted by today's best power pop and indie pop artists. The project is created by Andrew Curry, who started a kickstarter campaign just some days ago.
In his own words: "As a kid in the late '70s, I used to call these songs and others like
them "Putt-Putt music," because I vividly remember hearing them blaring
from the sound system at the miniature golf course where I spent my
summers. Years later, while chatting with buddies in my college dorm
room, I realized that I wasn't alone in my (secret) fondness for these
songs. It was those college friends and I who ran with the idea of
"Monsters of Lite Rock" and endlessly debated which songs and bands
could really lay claim to the Lite Rock brand. (Manilow? No way, dude.)
And now, more than twenty years later, I'm still talking about this
stuff, and I've taken things one step further. I've enlisted dozens of
my favorite current musicians to reimagine and reinterpret the Lite Rock
songs that defined my childhood. Mike Viola, Bleu, Linus of Hollywood,
Kyle Vincent, and almost two dozen more amazing artists from the world
of indie pop and power pop have submitted some absolutely brilliant
reinterpretations of these old favorites. (Check out Michael Carpenter's
excellent new version of the old Cliff Richard classic, "We Don't Talk
Anymore," at the link below for a taste of what you can expect.)
Pledge for the digital, CD and vinyl version of the record and many more goodies at kickstarter.com:
David Bowie - The Next Day
On January 8, 2013 David Bowie announced a new record: The album The Next Day is Bowie's 30th studio album and his first new album in 10 years.
"The Next Day" track list:
01. The Next Day
02. Dirty Boys
03. The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
04. Love Is Lost
05. Where Are We Now?
06. Valentine’s Day
07. If You Can See Me
08. I'd Rather Be High
09. Boss of Me
10. Dancing Out In Space
11. How Does the Grass Grow?
12. (You Will) Set the World On Fire
13. You Feel So Lonely You Could Die
15. So She (Bonus)
16. Plan (Bonus)
17. I'll Take You There (Bonus)
18. God Bless The Girl (Japan only)
Release: March 11, 2013
Darwin Deez - Songs for Imaginative People
You don't know Darwin Deez? You should:
Deez's second record Songs for Imaginative People is out now!
Available as digital, CD, signed CD, deluxe CD/DVD Book edition and purple vinyl):