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The Caroliner Newsletter: June

Posted on 7/2/2014
Little Dragon

Unless you’ve been living under a rock we don’t need to tell you that Little Dragon’s newest album, NABUMA RUBBERBAND, released May 13th on Loma Vista is off to stellar start. If you don’t believe us take a page from Pitchfork or New York Times who’ve been showering the band’s unique blend soul, funk and electro pop with a variety of favorable reviews.

You should also have a peak at recent performances on Jimmy Kimmel LiveThe Queen Latifah Show, and Late Show With David Letterman, and if you haven’t watched their new video for “Paris” go do it now!


O.A.R. just released their eighth studio album THE ROCKVILLE LP on June 10th via Vanguard. The album is an autobiography of sorts named after the band’s hometown Rockville, Maryland.

Leading up to the release, the band has been giving fans a sneak peak into the inspiration behind the album with the “Home Movies” series. Filmed in the band's hometown, each episode digs deeper into the band's past and their own story of "home." They’ve also been busy making appearances on The Today Show, VH1’s Big Morning Buzz and Conan O’brien for performances of their lead single “Peace.” O.A.R. will be coming to a city near you this summer!

Chrissie Hynde

Rock legend and lead singer of The Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first ever solo album on June 10th. The album titled STOCKHOLM was produced by Bjorn Yttling (Peter, Bjorn and John) and features cameos from Neil Young and John McEnroe.

The lead single “Dark Sunglasses” is storming up the AAA chart and the video recently premiered on Stereogum followed by praise from Rolling Stone who gave it 3 ½ stars. The heartwarming clip for the track “You Or No One” recently premiered in partnership with PETA.  She recently made appearances on The Colbert Report, performing and chatting with Stephen, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, while the press has been fawning all over her, including features in NY Times Magazine and stellar reviews in Rolling Stone


Matisyahu has kept fans excited with a steady stream of singles leading up to the release of his new album AKEDA, on June 3, via Elm City. “Surrender” just had a premier on Yahoo! While “Hard Way” had a premiere on Huffington Post, and in the spirit of giving back to fans Matisyahu also tapped his online community to help with the making of lyric video for “Confidence” and even took to both Twitter (for a full on Q&A with fans) and Reddit for a recent AMA.

The interwebs took the new album for a spin while it streamed exclusively on Pandora while fans are clamoring to catch Matisyahu on one of his recently announced upcoming tour dates this Fall.


On July 15th, Morrissey, a man who really needs no introduction, will unleash World Peace Is None of Your Business (Harvest), his first new album since 2009. The new album explores the tragedy of human apathy in our turbulent, modern era. It’s first single “Istanbul” has had some serious media pickup with outlets like Stereogum saying, "tremendous — a typically suave rocker powered by unexpectedly feral guitar riffs and groovy percussion.

Check out his thoroughly unique take on a lyric video for the track, and have a peak at this amazing clip for “Earth is the Loneliest Planet” with special guest Pamela Anderson.

Benjamin Booker

After appearing on Letterman, ATO’s newest signee Benjamin Booker has been generating some serious buzz. So much so that he’ll be opening for Courtney Barnett in June and Jack White in July. His first single “Violent Shiver” is quickly climing the Triple A charts and KCRW recently named him an “Artist You Should Know.”

With a self-titled debut on the horizon (August 19th) and a full summer festival schedule ahead (Lollapalooza, NPFFl, FYF Fest, Forecastle and ASL) things are looking good for Benjamin Booker.
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The wait is over, your boy @50Cent's new album #AnimalAmbition has dropped and is setting it on fire! Listen up NOW , hear!

  In case you've missed it, the one and only @BrodyDalle is single-handedly bringing sexy back to rock with her new album #DiploidLove.
  Americana's favorite daughter @HurrayfortheRiffRaff answers the question #WhoAreTheGaslightGirls in new video for "#IKnowItsWrong." Watch it here
  Chris Carrabba brings @TwinForks back out on the road this week in support of their debut LP. Jump on the #bandwagon NOW before you miss it!
  Have you seen the new in-office #OneonOne vid from @SemiPreciousWeapons during their recent visit to the @CarolineMusic office? We can't wait for you to...
  You couldn't miss @TakingBackSunday on the #SummerFestival circuit this year if you tried. And why on earth would you?! Get details here.
  WARNING: We do not advise that you #FuckwithaGoddess, but we do advise you take a listen to the new album from @Banks She just keeps getting better!
  Best #2fer1 tour this spring had to be @TheWeeks and @ApacheRelay, and your friends @CarolineMusic get to work with 'em BOTH!
  Our new friends @ClearPlasticMasks may have the best reviewed album of the year with #BeingThere. Read one of the best on @AmericanSongwriter now
  Debbie Harry is back with the 40th Anniversary of @Blondie Check out #GhostsofDownload today.
  The dynamic duo @RodrigoyGabriela are touring the world by storm, supporting their #9DeadAlive See what the French have to say about single #theSoundmaker
  Nashville Superheroes @OldCrowMedicineShow drop the first single from their upcoming album #Remedy. Check out "#SweetAmarillo and try to sit still!

Sara Maggio
Manager, Finance

Hi, I'm Sara, more commonly known as finance guru #2 (specializing in questions about your monthly statements and all manner of Caroline finance knowledge). When I’m not busy frolicking around the NY office and taking names, you can find me at Harry Potter Trivia, cooking huge Italian meals or watching the best cheesy movies of the 80s & 90s!!

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