Brendan Benson says he's willing to do whatever it takes to promote his new album, "My Old, Familiar Friend" (due Aug. 18), but there's one thing he won't allow: a shrink-wrap sticker describing him as a member of the Raconteurs.
Tisdale's new album "Guilty Pleasure," due July 28 from Warner Bros., offers plenty of catchy choruses and lyrics about boys. But it's a more mature, guitar-driven outing than her dance-pop debut, "Headstrong," which has sold 471,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Passion Pit's Ayad Al Adhamy knows that the speed with which his Boston-based electro-pop group has ascended from MySpace anonymity to buzz-bin ubiquity tends to make for prime backlash fodder. But the keyboardist insists that he and his bandmates aren't especially worried, thanks to one simple fact: They're not pretty boys.