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FILTER “Self Inflicted” Headline Tour BEGINS OCTOBER 3

Dates With Special Guests RED, Otherwise, We As Human





NEW YORK, NY (October 2, 2013) – Filter just finished up their hugely successful North American tour with Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington and are already heading back out on the road for their “Self Inflicted” headline tour with special guests Red, Otherwise and We As Human.  The tour will kick off in Los Angeles at House of Blues on October 3.

Filter’s Wind-up Records debut album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, was released on June 4, 2013.  Upon its release, it debuted top 20 on the Active Rock Album Chart; their single, “What Do You Say” reached #14 on the rock charts.  Their second single, “Surprise” will go to Rock and Alternative radio October 15th and has already garnered some early adds.

Beginning today fans will have a chance to share their tickets, either by taking a photograph of them or by showing proof of purchase, from the Filter “Self Inflicted” tour using #FilterSurprise on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win a special Soundcheck meet and greet with the band.  The tweets and instagrams will be collected and pulled into; winners will be chosen daily.

Recorded in Los Angeles at Blue Room Studios with producer Bob Marlette, The Sun Comes Out Tonight was written and recorded by leader Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke, as well as collaborator Marlette.

Formed in 1993, Filter has enjoyed significant success over the past two decades.  The band released their critically acclaimed first album Short Bus in 1995, a disc Rolling Stone praised as "a timely combination of grunge heat and industrial ice." Fueled by the top 10 hit "Hey Man Nice Shot," the album rocketed to # 3 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and went on to sell more than a million copies. They raised the bar with 1999's Title of Record which featured the top 10 rock hit "Welcome To The Fold" along with a blockbuster crossover smash in "Take A Picture," a song that shot to # 3 on Billboard's Modern Rock Chart, # 7 on its Adult Top 40 Chart and # 1 on its Dance Music/Club Play Chart. The years that followed saw the band releasing three more albums - 2002's The Amalgamut, 2008's Anthems For The Damned and 2010's The Trouble with Angels, while touring the world and amassing a huge international fan base whose member’s number in the millions. Filter has also contributed songs to several blockbuster soundtracks, most recently their cover of “Happy Together” which was recently featured in the trailer of the film The Great Gatsby and has sold almost 95,000 singles.  Filter’s song “What Do You Say” is featured in the trailer for the game Fuse and “Burn It” is featured in the ad for the game Diablo 3.

Check out the “Self Inflicted” tour in the following markets…

Thu      10/03   Los Angeles, CA         House Of Blues

Fri        10/04   Anaheim, CA              House Of Blues

Tue      10/08   Salt Lake City, UT      The Depot

Wed     10/09   Denver, CO                Summit

Fri        10/11   Indianapolis, IN           Egyptian Room

Sat       10/12   Ft Wayne, IN               Pierre's

Sun      10/13   Baltimore, MD             Fishead Cantina

Tue      10/15   Ardmore, PA               Ardmore Music Hall

Wed     10/16   New York, NY             CMJ- Gramercy

Thu      10/17   Lancaster, PA             Chameleon

Fri        10/18   Vienna, WV                 The Fishbone

Sat       10/19   Flint, MI                       Machine Shop

Sun      10/20   Green Bay, WI            Green Bay Distillery

Tue      10/22   Chicago, IL                  House Of Blues

Wed     10/23   Kansas City, MO        Midland

Fri        10/25   Lafayette, LA              The Station

Sat       10/26   Austin, TX                   Halloween Hullaboo

Wed     10/30   Louisville, KY              Expo Five


FFF cover art - bookmarks

Five For Fighting “Bookmarks” album pre-order

Five for Fighting has announced the pre-orders for their new album "Bookmarks" are available today! When you pre-order the bundles, you'll get a “What If” Journal, lyric prints, autographed CD’s, t-shirts and the first ever VINYL FFF album. First 50 orders get an autographed piano key and every order enters you to win other prizes. Grab 'em at

If you're more of a digital music fan, the album is mastered for iTunes and included a special ‘iTunes LP’ w/photos, lyrics and some other cool stuff. When you pre-order "Bookmkarks" from iTunes you will get an instant download of the first track “Stand Up.”

Or if you're a fan of the good old-fashioned CD, AMAZON has you hooked up! OR If you would like a DVD that contains exclusive video interviews discussing the making and songs of "B0okmarks", behind the scenes footage, and more, you will find that at Wal-Mart exclusively. John will be signing the booklets for the first 300 Wal-Mart pre-order’s as well.

p.s. You will receive the song “Rebel” as a bonus track on all of the digital versions!

The Griswolds, The Griswolds Band, Griswolds

Wind-up Records Signs The Griswolds







  NEW YORK, NY (May 2, 2013) – Wind-up Records is proud to announce the signing of The Griswolds, a five-piece alt-pop band from Sydney, Australia.  Their infectious melodies and catchy tunes arrive just in time for summer.  Everyone from triple j radio, Australia’s premiere alternative radio station, to the blogosphere have embraced The Griswolds joyful sounds which Neon Gold Blog hails “Their euphoric slice of indie pop brings to mind the youthful exuberance of Vampire Weekend with the nonchalant cool of The Strokes and percussive intensity of Friendly Fires…” “Heart Of A Lion,” the band’s first track, will be available digitally August 13th.  Upon its release in Australia, the song was immediately added into high rotation on triple j and ended 2012 as one of the station’s most played tracks of the year. The international airwaves were quick to take notice with the song attracting airplay in over 20 countries worldwide and landing the #12 spot on We are Hunted’s emerging chart.  “Heart Of A Lion” also reached #3 on the radio airplay charts in The Netherlands via tastemaker station 3FM and was an iTunes single of the week in the region. Indie Shuffle calls “Heart of a Lion” “...light, upbeat and fun, it will put a smile on your face and some dance in your step…It’s certainly one of the best new songs I’ve heard recently…” while The Burning Ear says “These guys are fun in a bottle. [“Heart of a Lion” has] big ‘ooh, oohs,’ a relentless rhythm section, and then that little tender part at where you recompose yourself before building up to the rock-outro.” The Griswolds full album will be out early 2014 but beginning today, May 2nd The Griswolds will give away a free track, “Mississippi” “ incredibly colorful and upbeat cut that practically embodies the summer season in its upbeat feel,” says The Music Ninja The track was also featured in an Original Skateboard video at the end of last year and has garnered close to 200,000 views. The Griswolds are gearing up to take America by storm next when they play here this May beginning in LA with MUSEEXPO on May 5th, NARM on May 8th and The Viper Room on May 9th, then on to New York where they will play Brooklyn Bowl as part of Popshop on May 11th and the Mercury Lounge on May 13th before heading to the UK where they will be playing some key international festivals including Great Escape and London Calling.  Last year they played Parklife, Homebake, Peats Ridge and have toured in support of Django Django and San Cisco among others.

Jillette Johnson releasing new album ‘Water in a Whale’

Jillette Johnson will be releasing her new album 'Water in a Whale' on June 25th. It's going to be perfect for the summertime!

WATER IN A WHALE OUT June 25, 2013;




NEW YORK, NY (April 16, 2013) – 23 year-old New York City singer/songwriter Jillette Johnson will release her Wind-up Records debut album, Water In a Whale (track listing below), on June 25, 2013.  Written by Jillette Johnson and produced by Peter Zizzo (Celine Dion, Avril Lavigne, Vanessa Carlton) and Michael Mangini (David Byrne, Joss Stone), Water In A Whale is the follow up to her 2012 critically acclaimed EP, Whiskey & Frosting, which is available now.

Johnson garnered numerous accolades for  Whisky & Frosting with her depth and maturity in her songwriting, her soaring vocals and lyrics that prove to be everything from controversial to comforting to spiritually arousing.  CMJ called it, “…one of those rare debuts where you experience a young songwriter with a highly mature sense of artistic self…It’s an emotional five-song collection of stately pop from an unflinchingly honest artist” while Baeblemusic proclaimed, “…it really takes something special to get our attention in this over saturated scene. Jillette Johnson is one of those remarkable talents who rose above to create one of the most exciting piano-driven EPs in recent memory…Her genuine voice and expressiveness is only exceeded by her ability to craft magnificent songs.”

As a teen, Johnson left her small town of Pound Ridge, New York, population 4,000 to move to NYC’s vibrantly creative LES neighborhood. In the years that followed, Johnson auditioned for and ultimately turned down a slot on The Voice to focus on songwriting then sign with Wind-up Records.  All of Johnson’s songs tell a compelling story that draws the listener in.  From her first single, the bravely vulnerable “Cameron,” a song which ultimately got her signed to Wind-up, Johnson explores the struggle of being transgender and gives an inspiring voice about staying true to your authentic self to “Pauvre Coeur” (poor heart), a confessional song about love gone wrong that Paste Magazine calls “…melancholic sound from the piano and the true angst in Johnson’s voice make this a beautifully depressing song and video” and Nylon Magazine exclaims, “Her VOICE. Jillette can sing and she’s not afraid to let everyone know about it. She rips through this song like a rock opera. It’s a little La Boheme meets Carol King in her prime,” Johnson is an artist that will draw you in with each story she tells.

Wind-up Records and Jillette Johnson have teamed up with PledgeMusic to offer a unique pre-order campaign.  Fans can pledge for any of the exclusive items and experiences listed on Johnson’s PledgeMusic page including a private house show, a day in the studio with Johnson and even a personal song written just for them along with much more. Those who do so will also hear streams of new songs, see videos and pictures of Johnson on tour, receive a digital download of Water In a Whale and more.  Johnson will donate a portion of the pledged proceeds to Hey U.G.L.Y. - Unique Gifted Lovable You, a bullying prevention nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to be their true selves and part of the solution to bullying.  Utilizing peer-to-peer learning, world class speakers and the Choose To Change radio show, Hey U.G.L.Y. helps schools and youth-serving organizations co-create an environment of respect, acceptance and inclusion.

Johnson will be on tour with Kris Allen through May.

Water In a Whale Track Listing (With B-Sides):

1. Torpedo

2. Cameron

3. Flood The Ocean

4. When The Ship Goes Down

5. Last Bus Out

6. Pauvre Coeur

7. Peter Pan

8. Basset Hound

9. Butterfly Catcher

10. Heathen

11. True North

12. Cameron (Stripped)

13. 17 (B-Side)

14. Box of Crayons (B-Side)


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