Congrats to The Darkness for winning the 'Showmen Award' at this years Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards, hosted by Classic Rock Magazine! Check out some of the other winners in this Sky News article: http://news.sky.com/story/1168856/black-sabbath-wins-hat-trick-at-rock-awards
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Amazon MP3 has featured multiple Wind-up artists in their $5.99 HITS feature! Check out the releases available below:
Young Guns - 'Bones': http://ow.ly/qkKiT
Jillette Johnson - 'Water In a Whale': http://ow.ly/qkQZr
Filter - 'The Sun Comes Out Tonight'": http://ow.ly/qkR2I
Five For Fighting - 'Bookmarks': http://ow.ly/qkR5p
The Darkness - 'Hot Cakes': http://ow.ly/qkR7k
Virginmarys - 'King of Conflict': http://ow.ly/qkRag
Aranda - 'Stop the World': http://ow.ly/qkRcT
Plus, grab these singles for just 69 cents!
Young Guns - "You Are Not": http://ow.ly/qkKiT
Filter - "Surprise": http://ow.ly/qkR2I
You won't believe the deals Amazon and Amazon MP3 have put together for our fans to help celebrate the Wind-up Records 15th Anniversary. Check them all out here, but be warned...These deals won't last for long....
Earlier this year The Darkness stopped by Amazon MP3 to perform a few songs. And now the fans get to enjoy the same performance Amazon got! Check out an exclusive video RIGHT HERE and if you like it, Amazon has sweetened the syrup with a limited-time price on the album. Hot Damn get me some Hot Cakes...
Think you have what it takes to be called The Darkness’s biggest fan? Watch these fans duke it out in a Lighting Round Q&A of all things Darkness.
WIND-UP RECORDS CELEBRATES 15-YEAR HISTORY
LIMITED EDITION 10 INCH RED VINYL INCLUDING RARE TRACKS FROM CREED, SEETHER, FINGER ELEVEN, YOUNG GUNS, THE VIRGINMARYS AND THE DARKNESS TO BE RELEASED ON RECORD STORE DAY, APRIL 20 2013 AT PARTICIPATING RETAILERS
NEW YORK, NY (April 15, 2013) – Wind-up Records, one of the largest independently-owned record labels, was founded in 1997 and has successfully launched the careers of numerous multi-platinum artists such as Evanescence, Creed, Seether and Finger Eleven, built a diverse roster of artists which include The Darkness, Five for Fighting, James Durbin and O.A.R. and has scouted and developed several award-winning, newer artists such as Civil Twilight, The Virginmarys, Young Guns and Jillette Johnson.
To celebrate their 15-year anniversary, Wind-up is releasing an exclusive limited edition 10 inch red vinyl of rare tracks from Creed, Seether, Finger Eleven, Young Guns, The Virginmarys and The Darkness at participating retailers on Record Store Day, April 20, 2013. “We are pleased to be participating in Record Store Day this year” said Wind-up’s Chief Executive Officer, Ed Vetri. “Celebrating our 15 year anniversary with this collectable vinyl album is a great way to acknowledge our great Rock history and our unwavering commitment to Rock music today. We hope Wind-up fans enjoy the red vinyl and feel not just a great sense of our history, but a glimpse of what we are doing now. We thank our artists who participated in this promotion and our fans who have been great supporters of Wind-up over the years.”
This collection celebrates tracks that hold important milestones for the label. Creed’s “What’s This Life For” (Blue Collar Version) is the original version of the song that was eventually included on My Own Prison, the album that launched their career spawning several hit singles and generated sales of over nine million copies worldwide. Finger Eleven’s “Change The World” (Acoustic Mix) is a rare B-side from their fifth full length studio album Them vs. You vs. Me, which was released in 2007, and is an RIAA Gold Certified Album as well as the 2008 Juno Award winner for Rock Album of the Year. Additional rare tracks include Seether’s “Driven Under” (Live Acoustic), a standout track taken from One Cold Night, which was a live acoustic album released in 2006. The Darkness’ “Love Is Not The Answer” (Acoustic Demo) appeared on digital version only of the band’s first album in over five years, the critically acclaimed Hot Cakes. Newer Wind-up artist tracks include Young Guns’ debut album and title track, “Bones” (Acoustic) which recently reach #1 on the active rock charts and “Dead Man’s Shoes” (Stripped Recording) from The Virginmarys’ recent release, King of Conflict.
Since its inception nearly 15 years ago, Wind-up has shipped over 60 million units worldwide, garnered seven multi-platinum albums (including one diamond – sales over 10 million) and seven gold albums. Wind-up has licensed music to high-profile television shows and motion pictures including several movie soundtracks. Combining a team of creative A&R scouts, in-house writers and engineers with its own recording studio, Wind-up cultivates a fluid and collaborative recording process with its artists; As pioneers of the 360-degree deal, Wind-up umbrellas several other entities including various publishing companies, a touring division, a television corporation and Pronto Merch, a full-service merchandise company.
A year-long set of events and promotions honoring Wind-up’s decade and a half’s worth of music history have been taking place to commemorate the occasion. Past promotions have included an iTunes 15th Anniversary Slider, eMusic highlighted Wind-up and offered a anniversary sampler of 12 free tracks, 7digtial featured a dedicated branded page for Wind-up featuring titles for $5.00, VEVO featured a playlist of Wind-up’s most watched videos, Spotify held a “Subscribe to Win” contest and RDIO featured 15th anniversary playlists. Most recently, at SXSW this year, Wind-up showcased some of their exciting newer artists - Civil Twilight, The Virginmarys, Young Guns, Aranda and Jillette Johnson at Empire Control Room for their 15th Anniversary SXSW party.
Limited Edition Record Store 10 Inch Track Listing:
1. The Virginmarys – “Dead Man’s Shoes” (Stripped Recording)
2. Young Guns – “Bones” (Acoustic)
3. The Darkness – “Love Is Not The Answer” (Acoustic Demo)
4. Seether – “Driven Under” (Live Acoustic)
5. Finger Eleven – “Change The World” (Acoustic Mix)
6. Creed – “What’s This Life For” (Blue Collar Version)
About Record Store Day:
Record Store Day is managed by the Department of Record Stores and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale. www.recordstoreday.com
and it's a good one...We are hearing reports that the Wind-up Anniversary vinyl is nearly sold out already. Find your store quickly - www.recordstoreday.com
Just use the coupon code "WU2" at your local FYE store as part of the College Hoops promo for The Darkness, Young Guns, The Virginmarys, and O.A.R.! For a list of stores near you, head to www.fye.com
85 food venues, 75 brews, 100 wines, and 20 bands including The Darkness. If that doesn’t sound like an incredible time, we don’t know what would. Buy your tickets for The Great Googa Mooga May 17-19 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It’s going to be one delicious weekend.
Make your way over to iTunes and get our music video for ‘With a Woman’. You’ll never have to leave home without it again! http://smarturl.i/DarknessWaWvidiTunes?IQid=Artist%20Website