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The Caroliner - Summer's End Edition

Posted on 9/11/2014

Slash, who received this year’s inaugural APMA’s Guitar Legend Award, returns September 16, with the release of the new album WORLD ON FIRE, with his band The Conspirators featuring lead vocalist Myles Kennedy.

The first single, which shares its name with the album title, stormed into the top 10 Active Rock chart. Next month you can catch Slash in Los Angeles, playing three very special Sunset Strip dates for the Guitar Center Concert Series.


The Gorilla Unit is BACK!  After reuniting onstage at this year’s Summer Jam, and heating things up on the series finale of Chelsea Lately, G-Unit surprised fans by dropping their new six track EP, THE BEAUTY OF INDEPENDENCE. The EP, received well by fans and critics alike, debuted at #5 on iTunes Top Albums chart.

With their video, The Come Up, generating over 300K views and their EP selling over 14,000 units in the first week, G-Unit shows no signs of slowing down. Be on the lookout for their next EP coming soon!


With her highly-anticipated album, GODDESS, out this week, and an upcoming sold out headlining tour, the name on every one’s lips is BANKS!

Her new video “Beggin for Thread” was met with rave reviews from Billboard, Stereogum, Alter The Press and others, while her recent appearance  Jimmy Kimmel Live performance anointed her as the new queen of dark, brooding R&B.

You Me At Six

Fresh off their massive headlining Australian tour with Young Guns and their first ever top 10 single at Active Rock one of the UK’s biggest rock bands, You Me At Six have crossed the pond and are about to take over the US.

Their video “Room To Breathe” has already generated nearly 500,000 views and with an upcoming sold out North American tour the band are about to become household name here as well!


Hailing from the UK, electro-pop quartet Fenech-Soler know their way around a dancey synth line and a catchy chorus as demonstrated by the epic first single and video “Last Forever,” which is is storming up the Modern Rock charts on top.   

The band are currently in the midst of their current US tour, including an LA residency at The Echo.  You can get a tease in their new live video for “Glow” which recently premiered on USA Today. The special US edition release of their album RITUALS out now.


Buckcherry have gone ahead and blown our minds with “Say F*ck It” their cover of Icona Pop’s “I Love it” which has taken on a life of its own and is currently storming the Active Rock charts.

Their new EP “F^@K” is out now and you can currently catch them on tour through December!

As the summer draws to a close, it's time once again to hit the books and buckle down for some learning... and of course, back to school partying! CMJ is back in town this fall and with it, comes the Second Annual Caroline COLLEGE PARTY! And YOU'RE invited!

Amid the noise and haste of your busy CMJ schedule, set aside some time on Wednesday, October 22nd from 5PM to 7PM, atop the Caroline offices in NYC (150 5th Avenue, 10th floor). Wrap on your toga, dust off your beer pong skills, and join us to toast the year that's been and the one that is yet to come! It's a great way to get your CMJ Wednesday started. TOGA!! TOGA!! TOGA!!

[Disclaimer: Togas not required... or frankly even a good idea.]

The inimitable @ChrissieHynde will be playing this year's #iTunesFestival on Sept 16! Get more deets at iTunes.com/Festival now!

  Killin it with #AnimalAmbition, bringing #TheBeauty with the G-Unit crew, showing the #Power, & prepping another new album ... Y'all better get out of @50Cent's way!
  US fans are hoping to make @FenechSoler's current visit stateside "#LastForever." Watch the video now.
  @OAR is hoping to make the next single from their new album your #FavoriteSong. Listen to it now on @Spotify!
  @GlassAnimals' new album #Zaba is brimming with #Hazey and #Gooey tracks to please every listener. And don't miss their mindblowing videos.
  @AndrewMcMahon leaves immerses himself #InTheWilderness. Hit @BeatsMusic to check out first single #CeceliaandtheSatellite.
  Is a Canadian band be the greatest thing happening in #Americana music right now? Find out with new music from the insanely talented @TheBarrBrothers
  You don't know it yet, but the new album from @InTheValleyBelow is going to be the vibey soundtrack to your fall. Listen the #TheBelt now on @Rdio
  @ChristopherOwens wants you to know that You're Nothing More Than Everything To [Him]. Get a taste of what's coming on #ANewTestament now
  Brace yourself for the insanely good single #ColdFeetKiller from one of our favorite new bands, @MyGoodness. Watch the video now at @VEVO
  Southern rock is back with a vengeance this year and @TheWeeks are planted firmly behind the wheel! Try not to love their first single #Buttons
  @Kerrang's #BestBritishBand is none other than our good friends @YouMeAtSix! And you can see them on tour in the US this fall!
  Leave a space at the top of your #PopDivaNewcomer list for our new favorite next best thing @NikkiYanofsky. She'll definitely be your #NecessaryEvil!
  #AllHailNow for the new HipHop Hero @CROWN Check out this single and #LoveMyPeople today.
  There is absolutely nothing like a @TexasHippieCoalition live show. If you have the means, we strongly recommend. Until then, listen to Monster In Me
  Hiphop legend @Twista dropped his NINTH album #DarkHorse this month. Pick it up now here.

Brandon Schmidt
VP, Label Acquisition

Hello – I’m Brandon and I oversee label acquisitions and development.  My free time is spent with my adorable daughters, hunting for LPs in the wild, and eating cheese.

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