Music News 11/01/11

Ricky MartinThe Best Thing About Me Is You

“I’m as happy as I can be. Because I’m allergic to tragedy”? Obviously not, Ricky. Because this song and video are tragic.

Probably the biggest music news of the day(cade) is that Her Majesty, Princess Spears is releasing a new single today. It’s entitled Hold it Against Me and sparks a new sound for aul Brit. It’s dancier than her usual stuff, and almost sounds as if it’s been remixed. It’s also her best track in a while.

Now that the hum-drum pop stuff is over, let’s get on with some other news. Daniel Martin Moore‘s album has been pushed back for release on 21st instead of 14th as planned. It’s called In the Cool of day and is released with PIAS here in Ireland. Album art below.

The Saw DoctorsRed Cortina A capella helped raise a staggering €10,000 for St Vincent de Paul in partnership with Smyths’ Toys who gave €1 for every download of the track throughout December. Fair play to the boys and Smyths.

The Cave Singers and Lia Ices are jetting off on tour together. Unfortunately, it’s all North American and Canadian shows, but you can now pre-order both their albums and get a free instant download. For The Cave Singers’ album No Witch click here and for Lia Ices’ Grown Unknown click here.

22/02/11 Seattle, WA: Easy Street Records (Queen Anne) In-store performance
10/03/11 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
11/03/11 Brookdale, CA: Historic Brookdale Lodge
12/03/11 Visalia, CA: The Cellar Door
13/03/11 Los Angeles, CA: Heritage Court at The Autry
14/03/11 San Diego, CA: Casbah
16-19/03/11 Austin, TX: SXSW
23/03/11 Atlanta, GA: The Earl
31/03/11 Brooklyn, NY: Music Hall of Williamsburg
01/04/11 Philadelphia, PA: Johnny Brenda’s
03/04/11 Boston, MA: Brighton Music Hall
04/04/11 Buffalo, NY: Mohawk Place
05/04/11 Toronto, ON: The Drake Hotel
07/04/11 Chicago, IL: Lincoln Hall
08/04/11 Bloomington, IN: Russian Recording
09/04/11 Louisville, KY: Zanzabar
15/04/11 Denver, CO: Larimer Lounge
16/04/11 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
21/04/11 Vancouver, BC: The Biltmore Cabaret
22/04/11 Portland, OR: Doug Fir Lounge
23/04/11 Seattle, WA: The Showbox

Lia Ices – Daphne by Pop Culture Monster

Have You Heard This Yet? Robyn Sherwell