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buzz ‘stache: Songstress Sheléa To Release New Christmas Tunes November 20th

November 12, 2012 1 comment

On the heels of her acclaimed performance for the President and First Lady, Stevie Wonder collaboration, and Whitney Houston tribute, 2012 Internet sensation Sheléa readies for her 2013 debut.

 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12, 2012 – Vocalist Sheléa (shuh-LAY-uh) will release two new Christmas songs on November 20th with Breath of Life Records via CEN/RED Distribution, a division of Sony Music. “Don’t Want To Wait Til Christmas” is an original upbeat tune, and Sheléa added her sultry spin and soulful vocals to a remake of the Christmas classic, “Christmastime Is Here.”

Listen to “Don’t Want To Wait Til Christmas”

Listen to “Christmastime Is Here”

The talented songstress caught the attention of fans and critics in 2012 for her astounding tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston. One of Sheléa’s biggest supporters, Stevie Wonder, was instrumental in booking her for a performance this past May at the White House for President and Michelle Obama honoring composers Burt Bacharach and Hal David with the Gershwin Prize.

Sheléa has lent her stellar vocals to various soundtrack projects including Hotel Rwanda, Akeelah and the Bee and Be Cool. The title track off her 2013 debut album Love Fell On Me was chosen as the musical theme for the film Jumping the Broom (Angela Bassett, Paula Patton, Mike Epps) and features the iconic Stevie Wonder who adds his signature, lyrical harmonica licks to the track. Sheléa also wrote and produced two songs on Chanté Moore’s last album, Love the Woman, including the album’s single “It Ain’t Supposed to Be This Way.”

The stunning depth of Sheléa’s talent will be revealed with the release of her debut album, Love Fell On Me in early 2013. The album encompasses a classic blend of soul, R&B, and jazz, and captures the true essence of romance reminiscent of the greats Natalie Cole and Anita Baker. The lead single, “Seeing You,” showcases Sheléa’s vocal range and features actor Christian Keyes in the official music video.

Watch: “Seeing You” Official Music Video 

Watch: Shelea’s Tribute to Whitney Houston 
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schwag ‘stache: Pre-Order RNDM’s ‘Acts’ From Newbury Comics And Score An Autographed CD Booklet

October 1, 2012 Leave a comment

RNDM’s debut album, Acts, is available October 30th on Monkeywrench Records/RED.

RNDM (pronounced “random”) is a new musical group featuring Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud. The band will release its debut album, Acts, via Monkeywrench Records/RED on October 30th. Acts is available for pre-order now, and those who pre-order the album from  will receive a limited autographed CD booklet from the band. This is a deal that die-hard Pearl Jam fans should get on before the autographed booklets run out of stock!

Newbury Comics New Release Special Offer: RNDM Acts with Limited Autographed CD Booklet

If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to watch the video for RNDM’s first single, “Modern Times”, below.

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audio ‘stache: THE CULT Release New Studio Album “Choice of Weapon” (Cooking Vinyl/MRI/RED Distribution)

Iconic British rock band The Cult have released their new album Choice of Weapon on May 22nd via Cooking Vinyl/MRI, the group’s first studio album in five years!

Co-produced by long-time Cult collaborator and producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Bush) and Chris Goss (Queens of the Stone Age, U.N.K.L.E.), the album was written by founding members Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy. Choice of Weapon is aimed at the heart of The Cult’s loyal following, and according to the members, it reflects their current discontent with the destruction of the world’s eco systems, search for individual meaning against a tide of rampant materialism, narcissism and disconnected lives.

Read a recent interview from Rolling Stone to get a look into the making of the album. You can also watch the band’s live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, here is “For The Animals,” “Wildflower” or watch the entire show!

“Offering catchy music with a twisted core, The Cult continue to thrive by sticking to their basic muse, and they are showing pretty much no signs of rust.” – Paste Magazine

Choice of Weapon is streaming week of release at AOL Spinner and is available digitally on iTunes, physically on Amazon and all other retailers. For tour, news and more information, follow The Cult online and visit


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buzz ‘stache: EQUAL VISION and KIRTLAND RECORDS Rejoin RED Distribution

January 24, 2012 Leave a comment

New York, NY – January 19, 2012 – RED Distribution (a division of Sony Music Entertainment) has announced that Equal Vision Records and Kirtland Records have each signed a distribution deal to include both physical and digital rights.

Congrats to our sister company on this big news! Both labels have been distributed by RED previously.  By acquiring these labels once again it only bolsters the already diverse independent label roster.

Steve Reddy, President of Equal Vision, says “Equal Vision Records is proud and excited to be back in business with RED. We had a great deal of success at RED in the past, with bands such as Coheed and Cambria, Armor For Sleep, Chiodos, Circa Survive and many others. It definitely feels like more of a homecoming than a switch to a new distributor. RED has managed not only to survive in this difficult and always changing music environment, but has increased their services and improved their cooperative strategies in working with labels. Equal Vision Records has some hefty goals for its bands in 2012, and with RED’s knowledge and resources, we feel confident we will reach these goals.”

Adds John Kirtland, “Kirtland Records is very excited to be rejoining RED. RED’s track record is unparalleled in working with both established artists and breaking new ones.  In such changing times we need a partner who is as dedicated and progressive as we are — we found this with RED.”

“During their stay with other distributors, RED has evolved into a services and marketing company offering digital and physical distribution,” says Bob Morelli, President of RED. “RED’s structure and approach make it unique to the industry and unlike any other distribution company. I’m thrilled to be working with both Equal Vision Records and Kirtland Records again.”

In 2011, RED played an integral role with breakout artists including Jason Aldean, Mumford & Sons, AWOLNATION, Aaron Lewis and Thompson Square. Albums distributed by RED received 33 GRAMMY nominations from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards ceremony coming up on Sunday, February 12, 2012.

About RED Distribution

RED, the award-winning division of Sony Music Entertainment, headquartered in New York City, is widely recognized as the industry leader in music distribution and artist development.  RED specializes in digital and physical sales, marketing, D2C, radio promotion and product development for more than 60 independent record labels, as well as select artists from Sony owned labels. RED’s marketing outreach is unsurpassed in generating consumer awareness for artists, labels and brand partners.  In 2009, RED launched ‘stache media, an in-house marketing and brand partnership agency. ‘stache media’s expert staff provides marketing services in online marketing/publicity, college lifestyle marketing, advertising & consumer research, social media & fan engagement, creative services and brand/partnership marketing. Sony Music Entertainment’s acquisition of IODA, the premiere independent digital distributor, has expanded RED’s reach into international as well as domestic markets.

About Equal Vision Records

Equal Vision Records is an independent label based in Albany, NY founded in 1991 by Shelter vocalist, Ray Cappo. When his intense recording and touring schedule made it impossible to keep up with the growing label, his long-time friend, Steve Reddy, purchased the label in 1993. He has since run the label with his wife and a team of hardworking, passionate individuals. Equal Vision Records is currently home to a diverse roster of artists including Say Anything, We Came As Romans, Chiodos, and Eisley, and is the former home and career launching pad for bands such as Coheed & Cambria, Saves The Day, Circa Survive, and Portugal. The Man.

For Equal Vision Records media images, logos and contacts, please visit our press page here.

About Kirtland Records

Kirtland Records is an artist-friendly independent record label formed by Deep Blue Something drummer John Kirtland in 2004. Based in Dallas, Texas with a satellite office in Los Angeles, Kirtland Records is manned by a team of hardworking, passionate individuals driven by both a love of music and respect for artists. Kirtland’s current roster includes Toadies, Bob Schneider, Sarah Jaffe, and Smile Smile. Kirtland also owns a large catalog including, most notably, the first four records from BUSH, along with releases from The Flys, Deep Blue Something, Ranking Roger, Andrew Tosh, & Phunk Junkeez and many movie soundtracks.

Looking forward to a fresh and exciting 2012!