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New album from House of Heroes releases today

House of Heroes released its new album “Cold Heart Want” today.

The album is produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Lovedrug) and mixed by J.R. McNeely.

The band will start a tour this month with Relient K, Hellogoodbye and William Beckett (former lead is singer of The Academy Is).

NEW TOUR FOR OWL CITY – Owl City is excited to announce a world tour this fall in support of his new full-length studio album, The Midsummer Station – out Aug. 21 on Universal Republic. The tour, which kicks off on Sept. 5th at Nashville’s Cannery Ballroom, begins just two weeks after the album release and will hit major cities across the U.S. and Canada, including Newport Music Hall in Columbus on Sept. 16, before the North American leg concludes on Oct. 7 at The Crofoot in Detroit, Mich. Afterwards, Young will take off to France and make his way from Europe to Asia and finally wrap up the 45 date tour in New Zealand on Nov. 3.

The announcement of Owl City’s The Midsummer Station World Tour comes on the heels of a massive first week for “Good Time” – the debut single off Young’s forthcoming album that features a duet with “Call Me Maybe” pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen. The song was added by more than 100 radio stations and sold 140,000 copies in the first week earning “Good Time” a #18 debut on the Billboard Hot 100.

NEW VIDEO FROM JSON – Lamp Mode Recordings has released Json’s new music video for the single, “Brand New,” from the album Growing Pains, which debuted at No. 4 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Chart when it released in February. One of this year’s most anticipated Christian hip-hop releases, Growing Pains features collaborations with Lecrae, Mikeschair, Benjah, Jai and more.

“‘Brand New’ is a hype song about what it means for the believer to be made new in the image of Christ,” explains Json. “Brand New is one of those songs that just makes you wanna move. The video simply adds to that feeling. If you’ve been made brand new, then this should be your anthem.”

Here is the music video.

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House of Heroes debuts new music online

House of Heroes will premiere lyric videos for each song from its new album “Cold Hard Want” through July 6 at select sites for 24 hours only, a daily tweet from @coldhardwant will reveal the link to the site with the exclusive each day. Follow House of Heroes at http://twitter.com/#!/coldhardwant.

The album is slated to release July 10.

SCHLITT HITS CHARTS – John Schlitt has hit the Billboard and Christian Music Weekly (CMW) music charts with “Hope That Saves The World,” the lead single from The Greater Cause, the legendary vocalist’s fourth solo CD.

The single, co-written by Schlitt and his producer, Dan Needham, landed in the No. 29 spot on Billboard’s Christian Rock chart and No. 25 on CMW’s Rock chart.

“With the new chart positions, it’s clear that people all over the world are responding to the dynamic combination of the timeless message of ‘Hope That Saves The World,’ John Schlitt’s amazing voice and the power of God!” says Jeff McLaughlin, president, A-Sides Radio Promotion.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Tuesday’s View From The Pugh column features national pop culture notes with a focus on faith items. E-mail
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Song of the week: “Comfort Trap” by House of Heroes