I think I'm one of the last of the faithful MySpace users. Yes, Facebook is admittedly better for everyday messaging and finding long lost classmates. In the arena of music, however, MySpace still remains king. When was the last time you saw a band use Facebook as its primary website? My point exactly. MySpace is a far more useful tool in keeping up with the events of the local music scene. Through information found on the site, I bring you the following two pieces of new music news.
Let me start with some great news for Red Monroe fans. It's been about two years since their last album, and it has been since about last summer when they played a show. There is still no news on the live show front, but at least there is new music from the band. Red Monroe has posted three new songs on their MySpace. These songs are also available for free download on their website (see links to the left for their site).
As a general rule, I don't talk about guys in Spain who remix songs. This is, after all, a Dallas music blog. But when Spanish songwriter/producer/remixer Paul Rawson (aka snr_paul) decided to remix Blue Petal's "Blue Balloon Girl", well, I had to take a listen to hear it for myself. I've often though that Manya Repnikova's voice would be perfectly suited for a slow, trip-hop, electronica vibe. This particular mix leans a little more towards a more mainstream dance sensibility, yet it proves to be a interesting and catchy remix. Many of Snr_Paul's MySpace fans have commented on the beautiful vocals on his latest remix. Anything that brings extra attention to Blue Petal and/or Manya is a wonderful thing in my book.