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  • Tyler Ward

    Tyler Ray Ward is an American independent singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known for his mix of covers and original music. Tyler's first original release, Hello. Love. Heartbreak. (September 2012) went to #1 across 15 worldwide iTunes singer/songwriter charts.

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  • Sleigh Bells

    Sleigh Bells is an American noise pop musical duo from Brooklyn, New York, formed in 2008. The duo consists of vocalist Alexis Krauss and guitarist Derek Edward Miller. After signing to N.E.E.T. Recordings and Mom+Pop, Sleigh Bells released their debut album, Treats, on May 11, 2010. Their follow-up album, Reign of Terror, was released on February 21, 2012.

    The group released "Tell 'Em", the first single from their debut album, Treats, as a free download in April 2010. Treats was released on May 11, 2010 exclusively through the iTunes Store by Mom + Pop Music. They performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2010 and 2011, the Primavera Sound Festival in May 2010, and the Pitchfork Music Festival in July 2010.

    Sleigh Bells began tracking songs for their second studio album in June 2011. Describing the sound of the new album, Krauss said, "It sounds really huge, so there's going to still be tons of volume."

    On December 2, 2011, the band's website began to link to a Vimeo video. It served as a teaser trailer for the upcoming album, revealing the title to be Reign of Terror. There was no release date or any other information attached to the trailer. The trailer features scenes of Krauss sitting at a vanity mirror, grooming herself, interspersed with various backstage and live concert footage, as well as footage depicting the band's touring. During the duration of the video, a riff plays in the background and serves as the only sound. This has not been featured on any songs yet.

    On December 7, 2011, the band announced via press release the date of the album's release and the track listing. The band's publicist said of the upcoming release, "The album features songs that are as crushing and authoritative as their title suggests; they're effortlessly robust and heavier than any of the band's previous output ... the sonic equivalent of a beautiful shotgun to the head." The album's promotional single, "Born to Lose", was released on December 15, 2011. In an interview with webzine Coup De Main, Krauss was quoted as saying that Reign of Terror is "a much more personal record".

    The album was originally set to be released on February 14, 2012, but was pushed back to February 21.

    Along with the announcement of the release date and track listing, Sleigh Bells also announced a tour of strictly Floridian venues. This tour preceded the release of the album.

    Sleigh Bells were the musical guest on the February 18, 2012 episode of Saturday Night Live, performing the songs "Comeback Kid" and "End of the Line".

    In October 2012 Sleigh Bells kicked off their North American Tour with Araabmuzik at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York.

    Only a few months after the release of Reign of Terror, Sleigh Bells began writing a third studio album for a possible 2013 release. Before the end of 2012, the album was said to feature more writing from Krauss and will a cleaner sound with more emphasis on melody. The new album, titled Bitter Rivals, will be released on October 8, 2013 through Mom+Pop. A music video directed by Sleigh Bells for the album's title track, "Bitter Rivals," was released in September 2013. The band will tour North America in October/November 2013 in support of Bitter Rivals with Doldrums and Danny Brown as support.
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  • AFI

    AFI (A Fire Inside) is a Californian rock band from Ukiah, California formed in 1991. They have consisted of the same lineup since 1998: lead vocalist Davey Havok, drummer and backup vocalist Adam Carson, with bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist Jade Puget, who both play keyboard and contribute backup vocals. Of the current lineup, Havok and Carson are original members.

    During AFI's 20 years as a band, they have released eight studio albums, 10 EPs, one live album and one DVD. It was not until the release of the band's fifth album The Art of Drowning that they achieved measurable commercial success; the album peaked at number 174 on the Billboard 200 and it also peaked at number 9 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers Albums Chart.

    The band enjoyed its first major commercial success 12 years after it formed, in 2003, with Sing the Sorrow reaching number five on the Billboard 200, and remaining on the chart for 51 weeks. The album was supported by popular singles "Girl's Not Grey" and "Silver and Cold", both of which peaked at number seven on America's Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart in 2003. "The Leaving Song Pt. II" was also released as a single, reaching number 16 on the chart. It went onto receive Platinum certification in the US, having sold over 1.2 million copies as of September 2009.

    The band returned in 2006 with Decemberunderground, which featured the hit single "Miss Murder". Both achieved the top spot on the Billboard 200 and Hot Modern Rock Tracks, respectively. The album also featured "Love Like Winter", which attained number four on the Modern Rock charts. It reached as far as Australia, where it grasped Gold certification. It has also been certified Platinum by the RIAA in 2013. AFI's eighth studio album Crash Love was released in 2009, peaking at number 12 on the Billboard 200, selling 52,000 copies in its first week of release.

    AFI has been hailed by numerous publications for contributing to the modern melodic hardcore and post-hardcore genres and revolutionizing goth-punk; in 2006 MTV executive Amy Doyle called the band "one of the most compelling live rock bands today."

    On April 17, 2013, AFI's website was replaced with a single video of Davey Havok walking down a corridor followed by a shot of the band together, before displaying the text, "A Fire Inside" and "September 2013." The band's MySpace reads "unknown major" under record label since June, 2013.

    On May 2, 2013, a second teaser video was posted to the band's website entitled "Convergence". The video is black and white and one minute in length. On May 14, 2013, a third video was posted to the band's website entitled "No Harbingers". Like "Convergence" before, "No Harbingers" is black and white and is a little over a minute in length. On May 30, 2013, a fourth video was posted entitled "Openings", having the same black and white theme as AFI's previous videos. On June 13, 2013, a fifth video was posted entitled "Silence". The band was later announced to play Riot Fest 2013, as well as being signed to Republic Records.

    On July 1, 2013, a sixth image was released titled "The Rite". A new single titled "17 Crimes" has also been confirmed by Republic Records for the upcoming "The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones" film. The next album is scheduled to be out in September 2013. It was revealed by that a single titled "I Hope You Suffer" would be released on July 22. This was also announced on Universal Music's Norwegian page. On July 18, 2013, AFI's website was replaced with the single cover for "I Hope You Suffer", and a stream of the new song. The song was made available for purchase on July 23; the same day, Burials was announced as the title of the album, and will be released on October 22. Another single, "17 Crimes", was revealed by It will be released on August 6th.

    On July 31, 2013, AFI released the official music video for "I Hope You Suffer" via VEVO. It contained primarily shots of the band performing the song in black and white and contained similar imagery to the teaser videos previously released by the band.
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  • KT Tunstall

    Kate Victoria "KT" Tunstall is a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist. She broke into the public eye with a 2004 live solo performance of her song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" on Later... with Jools Holland. She has enjoyed commercial and critical success since, picking up three nominations before winning a BRIT Award, and a Grammy Award nomination. She is also the recipient of an Ivor Novello Award. Tunstall has a contralto vocal range.

    The discography of KT Tunstall, a Scottish rock/folk music singer, consists of four studio albums, one acoustic album, eleven singles, two extended plays, and ten music videos on Virgin Records and Relentless Records.

    KT Tunstall's debut album, Eye to the Telescope, was released in December 2004, and sold four million copies worldwide. The album produced two top twenty singles in the United Kingdom and was certified five times platinum. In 2005, it was nominated for the Mercury Prize, an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom or Ireland. Tunstall's song "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree" was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards in 2007.

    In May 2006, Tunstall released KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza, an acoustic album and DVD comprising songs from her debut and unreleased material. Her second studio album, Drastic Fantastic, was released in September 2007. The album has produced three singles and has sold 215,000 copies in the United States. Her third studio album "Tiger Suit" was released in 2010, followed by a solo EP "The Scarlet Tulip EP", released on 8 April 2011 (as announced through her Twitter account) and available to buy on CD, LP and digital download through her official web site.

    On 10 June 2013, Tunstall released her fourth studio album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon, preceded by lead single is "Feel It All".
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