Quick Hits & Clips: Secondhand Serenade, Quietdrive, Rosemary's Babies & Eerie Von, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Gnarls Barkley

posted October 24, 2008

  • Glassnote Records artist Secondhand Serenade had their single “Fall For You” certified platinum this week, with over 1,000,000 sold to date. “Fall For You” is #24 on the iTunes Top 100 songs and #1 on the Alternative Top Songs. Secondhand Serenade will kick off a co-headlining jaunt with Cute Is What We Aim For, sponsored by MySpace, on October 31st in Allentown, PA.
  • Quietdrive’s sophomore release Deliverance debuted this week at #1 on Billboard's Alternative New Artist Chart, beating out other releases by We The Kings, The Secret Machines, Ludo, Mayday Parade, Ra Ra Riot and Black Kids, among others. Deliverance is currently streaming in its entirety exclusively on PureVolume. Quietdrive are currently on the road touring with Mest and Rookie of the Year through December.
  • MVD and Ghastly Records have announced upcoming releases from Eerie Von (ex-Danzig, Samhain). "Talking To The Dead" from Von's first band, Rosemary's Babies, has been completely remastered by Alan Douches (Misfits, Sepultura, Electric Frankenstein, Bad Brains, American Speedway) along with Von and Post Mortem from Rosemary's Babies. Also to be released are solo works from Von, "Bad Dream No. 13" and "SpiderCider." All three CDs are set to be released November 25th.
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have just uploaded their new single, "You Better Pray" on their Imeem profile. The song will be included on the band's upcoming, as-yet-untitled album which will hit stores in early 2009.
  • On November 11th, Gnarls Barkley will release an EP celebrating "Who's Gonna Save My Soul," the most potent, haunting song from their acclaimed album The Odd Couple. The release includes four different versions of "Who's Gonna Save My Soul": the original demo recording, the album version, an instrumental version, and the stripped-down live version from the band's MTV 52 Bands appearance. The EP also features the new song "Mystery Man" and a live version of "Neighbors" recorded at the famous 40 Watt Club in Athens, GA. On Friday, October 24, the official "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" website will appear. On November 11, the release date, the site will vanish.