Today in the Goodie Bag:
Brick & Lace is the first official act signed to Akon's Konvict/Geffen imprint. The group is releasing their debut album in May featuring production from Akon, Tony Kelly, Raphael Saadiq, and Will.I.Am. Listen to the song "Never Never." It combines elements of electronica, r&b, and hip-hop.
Bret Primack started the first Jazz blog in 1998, Bird Lives, where as the Pariah, he fought a never ending battle for truth in the Jazz biz. Primack was a respected Jazz journalist who was also a web pioneer when he decided to pose as the Pariah and write diatribes directed at the injustices of the music industry. Bird Lives quickly caught on and became a talked about website, entertaining many, and ruffling a few feathers a long the way. Several thin skinned record company executives even threatened Bret with lawsuits. But after September 11, Bret decided to focus on other targets, and he suspended the site. Now, Bird Lives returns, as Bret's Video Blog.
Watch the Sofia Talvik (feat. Bernard Butler) video for "It's Just Love." She has a surprisingly American accent for a Swede:
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