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Monday, September 10, 2007

As you may know if you still read this blog, i'm staunchly against the deification of young acts who write and produce their own music. When that happens, you get "artists" like Soulja Boy with the #1 song in the United States and most likely one day going international. He wrote, produced, and even choreographed his own song! But it still sucks. Give me Girls Aloud any day. Thankfully, young artists who make their own quality music while still possessing that pop appeal are out there.

Jessie from Cornerstone Promotion turned me onto A Fine Frenzy, which is basically one girl named Allison Sudol. Her music is more laid back, organic, and piano-based, but the beauty of pop music is that so many different sounds can fit into it. The album dropped in the States in July, but this needs an international release and I think it could do well.

"You Picked Me" is very Kate Nash without the mockney accent. It's jaunty and reminds me of "We Get On", one of my favorite songs from the Nash album. There are some fun metaphors with the good melody.

She's got that VH1 support so i'm thinking something could happen. She's touring with Brandi Carlile (who should get AFF a Grey's Anatomy placement too!):

9/11 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

9/12 Los Angeles, CA House of Blues

9/13 San Diego, CA House of Blues

9/14 Phoenix, AZ The Marquee

9/15 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre

9/19 Austin, TX Texas Union Ballroom

9/20 TBD

9/21 Houston, TX Meridian

9/22 New Orleans, LA House of Blues

9/24 Birmingham, AL Workplay SoundStage

9/25 TBD

9/26 TBD

9/28 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

9/29 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!

10/1 TBD

10/3 New York, NY Fillmore (Irving Plaza)

10/4 New York, NY Fillmore (Irving Plaza)

10/5 Boston, MA Orpheum

10/7 Burlington, VT Higher Ground

10/9 Toronto ONT Phoenix Concert Theatre

10/10 Cleveland, OH House of Blues

10/11 Chicago, IL House of Blues

10/13 Indianapolis, IN Vogue Theatre

10/14 Detroit, MI St. Andrews

10/16 St. Louis, MO Pageant

10/17 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Club

10/18 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue

10/20 TBD

10/23 Boise, ID Big Easy

10/24 Spokane, WA Big Easy

10/25 TBD

10/27 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

For a peek at AFF live, here's a performance of "Almost Lover", exclusive to the internet.

I've got three demo samplers to give away, featuring alternate versions of songs and one different track! It's open to everyone worldwide. All you have to answer is three questions (and you're allowed to use Google, just don't tell me :P).

1. Who won "monster single of the year" at last night's VMAs? (And no, it wasn't Britney's hot mess)
2. Jamelia has a cheapie greatest hits compilation coming out after being dropped from Parlophone. What was her last single release?
3. Who produced the new Sugababes single "About You Now"?

First three who email me the right answers (link on sidebar) win! Good luck!

I'll leave you with the whimsical music video for first single "Rangers", which is also included on the CD samplers!

Now playing: September - Cry For You (Granite & Phunk Club Mix)
via FoxyTunes

Disclaimer: I am completely open to submissions from publicists, managers, etc., but i'll post only what I genuinely like on the site, and this definitely qualifies.

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