Reprise Records says it will begin selling the debut album from rock act Secret Machines, "Now Here Is Nowhere," as a download three months ahead of its physical release. The move pushes the envelope on the lead-time major labels are giving to online sales of new releases.
Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing three songs exclusively through iTunes Music Store starting tomorrow (Feb. 3). The music, originally improvised for a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, is collectively titled "BA BA TI KI DI DO."
Mew, the Danish rock group signed to Sony/Epic UK, grabbed the trophies for best band and best album for "Frengers" Friday (Jan. 30) at the second Steppeulven awards ceremony, held at Vega, Copenhagen's top club venue.