Rival Schools Release First Single In A Decade

Rejoice. With their first studio album since 2001’s United by Fate, New York rock outfit Rival Schools, release their first single for Pedals, due out March 8, 2011. In an effort to satiate those in wait for the past ten years, the song, “Shot After Shot,” is out now on Itunes as a deluxe single, featuring both the original and acoustic versions, along with the video and a b-side, “Arranged Marriages.”

Check out the official video for “Shot After Shot.”



Portland Singer-Songwriter Anya Marina Releases EP

Anya Marina has been quite busy the last couple years. With the release of her second record Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II (2009), Marina gained mainstream attention, along with a song on the New Moon Soundtrack. While working on a new full length album, Marina gives fans something to chew on with a new EP titled The Spirit School.

A slight departure from previous work, School Spirit features five tracks, including a remix of her New Moon song “Satellite Heart” by Sam Fogarino of Interpol. A more stripped down and “less fussed over” approach to recording and songwriting than previous efforts, Spirit School features Marina “having fun with songwriting again.”

Spirit School also touts Dandy Warhols frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor on the song “Whatsit.” “Busrider” and “You Are Invisible” are home demos made pretty by producer Ken Andrews (Pete Yorn, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, etc).

Look for Spirit School  out TODAY on Chop Shop Records/Atlantic Records.

“Whatsit” featuring Courtney Taylor-Taylor of The Dandy Warhols.