Collective Soul’s New Album and Twilight DVD Giveaway!!

Collective Soul has a new album out TODAY!  You may remember them from their track off the first Twilight soundtrack, “Tremble for my Beloved.”  Check out the widget to hear some songs from their new album, plus enter for a chance to WIN a copy of the new album and a copy of “Twilight” on DVD!

New Moon Soundtrack Rundown

So over the last few weeks there has been all kinds of talk about the New Moon Soundtrack.  Chris Weitz, in an interveiw with Fandango, mentioned that Thom Yorke (from Radiohead), Bon Iver and Band of Skulls have all contributed to the soundtrack.  He also mentions begging the Kings of Leon to contribute a song which would be a fantastic addition. We have also seen tweets from The Used saying they were in the studio recording a song for the soundtrack.  Other than that we have no official word regarding it. However there have been several artists saying they have been “shortlisted” such as Jacqui Ryan and Lee Safar, both from Australia. Below you will find videos and links to each artist so you can check them out.  Let us know what you think in the comments! Also don’t forget the New Moon Soundtrack will be out on October 13th!!

**Please note these songs are just samples of the artists’ work.  We have no idea what will be used on the soundtrack.

Thom Yorke The Present Tense

The three members of Band of Skulls, Russell Marsden (guitar & vocals), Emma Richardson (bass & vocals) & Matt Hayward (drums), first met at college and quickly discovered that having two lead singers and three songwriters in a band was always going to present unlimited possibilities. With their creative process and sonic path fully intact the band quickly established themselves in the music and art community with a series of culturally inspired club nights in Southampton, London and further afield in Moscow and Tokyo.

Band of Skulls Fire

Bon Iver (pronounced: bohn eevair; French for “good winter” and spelled wrong on purpose) is a greeting, a celebration and a sentiment. It is a new statement of an artist moving on and establishing the groundwork for a lasting career.

It wasn’t planned. The goal was to hibernate.

Justin Vernon moved to a remote cabin in the woods of Northwestern Wisconsin at the onset of winter. Tailing from the swirling breakup of his long time band, he escaped to the property and surrounded himself with simple work, quiet, and space. He lived there alone for three months, filling his days with wood splitting and other chores around the land. This special time slowly began feeding a bold, uninhibited new musical focus.

Bon Iver The Wolves (Act I&II)

The Used

Lee Safar

Jacqui Ryan

Jacob’s Ultimate New Moon Song

Way back in April we did a poll about Jacob New Moon Songs however I had already created the list without getting input from everyone.(I know, I know silly me)  So here is your chance to disucss which song you think will best represent Jacob in New Moon. 

As always please put links and not entire song lyrics in your posts!!  Also Please make sure to put the Song Name and Artist name in case I need to locate the song.  As always this is just for FUN and has nothing to do with the actual soundtrack for New Moon.  Thank you!!!

As for my choice it is still between Be My Escape by Relient K (motorcycles!!) and It’s Not Over by Daughtry( this would be for the last scene when they are talking by the tree). Than of course there is Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace. Ok I am stopping I promise!!!  Post some new songs so I can see what I am missing!!

 ~~Be My Escape

PS- I Almost forgot to mention the Edward music poll!! So this was a very itneresting Poll because we ahd to have 2 poll boxes and in the first one Trip by Hedley won with 25% of the vote and in the second one it is nearly a tie with Fix You by Coldplay with 31% and What I’ve Done by Linkin Park with 33%.  Those are some serious numbers!!

Music Feature: Thomas and Taylor Turner

This week’s Music Feature is an interview with up and coming musicians Taylor and Thomas Turner.  Their music has an a great folk rock vibe to it.  In the interview below you get a true inside look at how the Turner’s create their music.

Check the Turner’s Myspace page out to hear all their songs.  Alive and The In Between are two of my favorites!! Also if you live in the Dallas area check out one of the Taylor’s upcoming shows(the schedule is below the interveiw).  And for all you lucky people going to Twicon the Taylor’s will be playing on the 31st!

Thomas & Taylor Turner Interview from Taylor Turner on Vimeo.

Upcoming Shows ( view all )
Jun 5 2009 6:00P
Club Viper Arlington, Texas
Jun 12 2009 8:00P
Spaghetti Warehouse Mesquite, Texas
Jun 13 2009 2:00P
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas
Jun 13 2009 8:00P
Storiebook Cafe Glen Rose, Texas
Jun 20 2009 12:00P
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas
Jun 27 2009 12:00P
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas
Jun 27 2009 8:00P
Ranch Steakhouse Cedar Hill, Texas
Jul 4 2009 12:00P
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas
Jul 8 2009 7:00P
Molly’s Burger Venue Arlington, Texas
Jul 11 2009 12:00P
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas
Jul 25 2009 12:00P
Six Flags Over Texas Arlington, Texas
Jul 31 2009 1:00P
TwiCon 2009 Dallas, Texas
Aug 9 2009 8:00P
Absinthe Lounge Dallas, Texas

Edward’s Music Poll

Ok I know this is a day late but I was at the 100 Monkeys and have some great footage of that to show you later!!  Now on to the actual music poll.

First let me start by saying that there were so many great songs submitted that it was very hard to narrow down which ones to include in the poll itself.  Some bands, like Red, Muse, Trading Yesterday,  could clearly have more than one song but in all fairness only one was chosen for the list.  I do suggest checking out the bands other stuff though because it is great!

So just like last week we have a list of songs with links below and then there is the poll for you to vote in. As always feel free to comment on what you’ve chosen and why.  I think it is trcky picking just one Edward song becuase he has such varied emotions in this book  so sometimes it helps to know where you think the song fits in order for us  to understand it.

**Slight technical difficulty with the poll. It seems you can only put 20 songs in one poll so I am creating a second poll for the rest of the songs. Please be patient.

One last thing “Hate Me” is a giving it will not be included in the poll.  And just a reminder this poll is for fun and has nothing to do with the actual New Moon Soundtrack.

Good Bye My Lover By James Blunt

The Reason By Hoobastank

You Could Be Happy by Snow Patrol

Prodigal by One republic

Who I am Hates Who I’ve Been by Relient K

Rescued by Jack’s Mannequin

Nothingman by Pearl Jam

Trip by Hedley

Clean Breaks by Dashboard Confessional

In the Sun by Joseph Aurther

Farewell by Greg Laswell

Pieces by RED

Running Away by Midnight Hour

Better for You by Kutless

What if By Josh Radin

Last goodbye by Jeff Buckley

She is the Sunlight by Trading Yesterday

Broken by Seether

Monster by Stars Down

The Funeral by Band of Horses

Goodlife by Frances Dunnery

Someday you will be loved by Death Cab for Cutie

I’ll Keep Your Memory Vague by Finger 11

The Scientist by Coldplay

What I’ve Done by Linkin Park

Sing for Absolution by Muse

Sam Bradley Interview

For this weekend’s music feature we have an  artist whose music appeared on the Twilight Soundtrack. Sam Bradley  co-wrote the song Never Think.  Sam current lives in Vancouver and has been touring in various locations in the US and Canada.  Sam’s current touring schedule can be seen below along with his interveiw.  I also posted a video of Sam performing Never Think/Too Far Gone.  You can check out all of Sam’s videos at his myspace page which also has some great demo songs posted as well.

What are the inspirations for your lyrics and music?


Sea horses, romantic novels and a general love for myself.

(So ladies if you have any romance novel lying around send them Sam’s way =P His fanmail address can be found on his myspace page!)

How would you classify your music? Is there a genre you feel the music fits into?

I would like to attempt as many genres as possible. But currently I think I sit in the rock, folk, soul category. I am a fantastic rapper though. (Oh Really?? Would anyone else like to hear demo rap songor is it just me???)

You can read the rest of Sam’s interview HERE.  Please stop by Sam’s myspace to check out the music. 




May 25 2009 9:00P
Hotel Cafe + 21 Los Angels, California
May 26 2009 9:00P
Hotel Cafe + 21 Los Angeles, California
Jun 5 2009 8:15P
Whisky a Go Go – All ages show Los Angeles, California
Jul 30 2009 10:00A
Twicon Festival Dallas, Texas
Jul 31 2009 10:00A
Twicon Festival Dallas, Texas
Aug 1 2009 10:00A
Twicon Festival Dallas, Texas

Edward’s New Moon Theme Song

So this week’s music poll is all about Edward! Last week we openned the poll on the ultimate Bella New Moon song and with over 7000 votes in the poll the song on top was Haunted by Kelly Clarkson

So this week I am asking which songs remind you of Edward in New Moon.  And I am just going to say this up front Hate Me by Blue October is a given.  It won’t be included in the poll just like My Immortal for Bella wasn’t included. 

So here is what you need to do, leave a comment containing the name of the song you think represents Edward most in New Moon.  In order for the song to be considered for the poll please leave a link to the song lyrics or video. 

Please do not post the lyrics in the comment box. If a post contains full lyrics(anything more than 4 lines)  it will be deleted. 

Thanks for undertanding and start posting! Just a reminder this is just for fun and has nothing to do with the New Moon soundtrack in any way.

Here are a few of the ones I think of: I Wish th Best for You by Emerson Hart (for the goodbye scene) Too Late by Fisher (Edward’s overall feelings)

Be My Escape

Ultimate Bella New Moon Song

I have been continuously rummaging through my Ipod in order to find the Ultimate Bella New Moon song and I must admit I am feeling a little depressed!! Listening to songs that relate to Bella’s is story is very sad and chosing Bella songs is even harder.  Clearly My Immortal should be on the list but what about Rest in Pieces and TIme Stands Still??  And those are just some of the ones that are actually on the playlist! 

So this week’s Music Feature is fully interactive.  I want to know what YOU think the perfect song for Bella is.  SO here is what you need to do leave a comment with you favortie song in it.  Feel free to post a  link to the lyrics or link to video.  Please don’t post complete lyrics it makes the comments hard to go through.  Next week we will have a poll using some of the songs suggested.  So bust out the kleenex and get posting!!

Be My Escape

MuteMath debuts “Spotlight” Video

MuteMath debuted their video for Spotlight yesterday.  It has a very unique feel to it and fits their musical style well.  You can read the interview we did with them a few weeks back HERE.  Also be on the look out this summer for MuteMath’s new album.
MUTEMATH – Spotlight

Songs that Represent Jacob in New Moon

This is a special music feature Sunday edition and I bring you a selection of songs that represent Jacob’s journey in New Moon. These are the songs that always make me think of Jacob. The songs vary in genre and cover very specific aspects of Jacob’s story. There will be a poll at the end so that you all can give your opinion and there is also a discussion thread so you can list your favorite Jacob songs. If there are a lot of different songs I may consider having a second poll with different songs. So here is the list. Oh and before everyone asks over the next several weeks I will be doing songs for Bella and Edward as well as many other music related polls.

Be My Escape

Unwinding Cable Car by Anberlin – This song reminds me of the first time that Jacob sees Bella after Edward leaves. The lyrics are beautiful and the music sets the right tone.

Emotive unstable you’re like an unwinding cable car
Listening for voices, but it’s the choices that make us who we are
Go your own way, even seasons have changed just burn those new leaves over
So self-absorbed you’ve seemed to ignore the prayers that have already come about

This is the correlation of salvation and love
(Don’t drop your arms)
Don’t drop your arms, I’ll guard your heart
With quiet words I’ll lead you in
Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace– If I need to explain this you need to reread the book. =)

So what if you can see the darkest side of me
No one will ever change this animal I have become
Help me believe it’s not the real me
Somebody help me tame this animal!
This animal, this animal

It’s Not Over by Daughtry – This is my ultimate Jacob New Moon song.  The first time I heard this song I thought I Jacob at the end of New Moon standing by the tree looking at Bella back with Edward.  It was so clear that Jacob wasn’t just going to give up and this song just speaks to that scene so clearly for me.

I was blown away what could I say
It all seemed to make sense
You’ve taken away everything
And I can’t do without
I try to see the good in life
But good things in life are hard to find

I created a playlist where you can listen to all the songs. To see the rest of my song choice explanations check the discussion thread where you can talk about your songs favorite Jacob songs too!

And now what you have all been waiting for the POLL.