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Buzz Track: Tear

HOLY ESQUE who hails from Glasgow, Scotland just self released a self- titled EP who which was produced by Kevin Burleigh (Glasvegas, Simple Minds). Upcoming tour with Sune Rose Wagner of The Raveonettes, personally selected Holy Esque as the support act for their 2012 Fall European Tour. NME dubbed this indie act ‘Glasgow’s most exciting and inventive new band”. UK radio is beginning to pay attention as they topped the Amazing Radio chart two weeks consecutively, appearing on BBC 6 Music.

Contact: sadowski@beyondthefrequency.com

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Beck’s new album is sheet music

Talking about different, Beck’s new album is sheet music. “Singer/songwriter Beck is coming out with a new album in December, but it isn't being released in MP3, CD or vinyl form. Instead, it will be a book of sheet music in which the buyer can play his or her own version of the 20 new songs. Called Beck Hansen's Song Reader, an announcement on his website describes it as "an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012," and says that, "Bringing them to life depends on you."

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Mark Russell

Buzz Track: Dance

Mark Russell, a singer-songwriter is building a buzz. His songs have been featured on MTV shows "Warren the Ape" and the hit reality program "The Real World: New Orleans". Mark has also been featured on AOL/Cambio, The Huffington Post, and CW's nationally syndicated morning show The Daily Buzz. He has shared the stage with the Jonas Brothers, Hanson, Avril Lavigne, John McLaughlin and many more. His upcoming shows can be viewed on facebook.

Contact: jaasst@wegmusic.com

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Alus

Buzz Track: Run

18 Year old singer Alus has released a new video for the song Run. She is currently finishing her EP with producer Shaun Bless of the Soul Diggas who has worked with Missy Elliott, Diddy, Beyonce, and Keyshia Cole.

From a suburban town in New Jersey, Alus grew up with a strong connection to music. Her musical bloodline runs deep. Her grandmother, a Juilliard graduate, was once a renowned musician in the Violinaires, a group of violinists that regularly performed with Frank Sinatra's The Rat Pack. Alus has sung the national anthem for nationally televised professional boxing matches and for the prosoccer team D.C. United. She lists influences as Billie Holiday, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, Aretha Franklin, Elton Jon, and Mariah Carey.

Contact: anthony.grandreve@gmail.com

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The Mean Season

Buzz Track: Hearts

The Mean Season, a female fronted indie rock trio that hails from DC just self released an EP that consists of catchy indie rock songs that will no doubt find themselves on TV episodes. My favorite track is Hearts while Black Tie Affair gets second. The band will be performing the east coast the next several days:

8/9 Philadelphia, PA @ The Level Room
8/10 Red Bank, NJ @ Jack’s Music Shop
8/10 Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
8/11 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Hall

Contact: themeanseasonband@gmail.com

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Def Leppard’s Hysteria turns 25

On August 3, 1987, Def Leppard put out an album that took three years, three producers and an estimated $5 million to complete. Oh, and their drummer lost his arm. Behold, the miraculous story of “Hysteria.” (Billboard)

Billboard gives a breakdown of each track as Def Leppard, ‘Hysteria’ turns 25, when rock ruled the world. Even though pop is on the top of charts today, still, very few records deliver single after single. But Hysteria did, and the band grew in popularity after each single released. Read more here.

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Roz Bell

Buzz Track: Ur Place Or Mine

Roz Bell, a pop singer from Toronto just self released a new single ‘Ur Place Or Mine’, in the vein of Carly Rae Jepsen. His last record ‘The First Sunbeams’ was released on Universal which spawned two hit singles including ‘Yesterday Man’ and ‘Papercut’. Roz was also nominated for a Canadian Music Radio Award in 2008 and has shared the stage with Robin Thicke, Plain White T’s and many others. Roz has recently had music placed in films and TV shows including Being Erica and Van Wilder 3.

Contact: askroz@gmail.com

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Young Guns sign to Wind-Up Records

Young Guns who Kings featured as a UK buzz act last year has signed to Wind- Up Records. The song bones just debuted on the rock charts and the video can be viewed here. Over the course of the past few years, the band garnered heavy radio play and UK chart success, while playing to packed-house crowds all across Europe, including a main stage performance at the Reading Festival, a lineup that included Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, Guns N’ Roses and Modest Mouse.

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