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The Boston native makes his major label debut.
Top Tracks: Come and Get it, Name Calling, Young Girl
Artist Info: Eli “Paperboy” Reed is an American singer. He has released two independently-released albums, namely Sings Walkin’ & Talkin’ & Other Smash Hits! and Roll With You. Come & Get It is Reed’s third album and his major-label debut.
‘Come And Get It!’ was produced by Mike Elizondo. Speaking in March 2010 to British soul writer Pete Lewis, Reed stated the album was strongly influenced musically by the late Sixties/early Seventies Chicago soul music recordings of artists like Tyrone Davis and Mel & Tim.
Reed was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2009 MOJO Awards. – Source: Wikipedia
Tom Morello and Boots Riley. Enough said.
Top Tracks: Ghetto Blaster, Paper Planes, Promenade
Artist Info: Tom Morello and Boots Riley have joined forces to form Street Sweeper Social Club. The group’s self-titled debut album was released June 16th through Warner Music Group’s Independent Label Group. The 11-song set was produced by Tom Morello and features Boots Riley on vocals, Morello on guitar and bass, and Stanton Moore (Galactic) on drums.
“It’s revolutionary party jams,” said Morello of Street Sweeper Social Club. “It’s got huge steamroller riffs combined with depth, charge, funk, while Boots unloads clip after clip of incendiary rhymes rich with satire and venom.” Riley added, “This is a time when the working class is being fleeced left and right. More families will be homeless and more people will be jobless. They’ll need something to listen to on their ipods while storming Wall Street.” – Source: streetsweepersocialclub.com
An up and coming artist from Canada.
Top Tracks: Road Regrets, Fair Verona, Tina’s Glorious Comeback
Artist Info: In August of 2009, Dan Mangan released his sophomore album, Nice, Nice, Very Nice. And it’s about time. After three and a half years of touring his sleeper-hit, Postcards and Daydreaming, Dan is ready and eager to unveil a collection of lyrical ruminations that showcase his growth as a songwriter.
Titled in reference to a Kurt Vonnegut poem, Nice, Nice, Very Nice was recorded in Toronto in fall 2008 under the creative eye of producer John Critchley (Elliott Brood, 13 Engines, Holy Fuck, Hidden Cameras). Dropping in to add their talents were such hero Canadian artists as Justin Rutledge, Veda Hille, Mark Berube and members of Elliott Brood, Said The Whale, Mother Mother, Major Maker and Small Sins. – Source: last.fm