Steve Tyrell's Back To Bacharach Release Date Moves to June 24, 2008
By Koch April 14th 2008
(New York, NY) - New Design Records and KOCH Records today announce the release of Back To Bacharach, a new classic, from Grammy winning singer/songwriter/producer extraordinaire Steve Tyrell. Every recording artist has one album that they are destined to make - an album so singularly in-sync with their sensibility and history that its making smacks of pure destiny. For Steve Tyrell - a distinguished Grammy winner, Emmy nominated purveyor of pop standards and a behind the scenes impresario - that album is Back to Bacharach, a deeply personal collection of songs from the piano of Burt Bacharach and the pen of Hal David.
Koch Records Announces Deal With Virginia Rap Duo The Clipse
By Koch June 27th 2008
(New York, NY) - Platinum-selling rappers the Clipse have partnered with KOCH Records for a special release: The Clipse Present the Re-Up Gang, which will be released on August 5th, 2008. The Re-Up Gang, formed in 2004, is a larger ensemble encompassing the Clipse and collaborative Philly MCs Ab-Liva and Sandman. This fearsome foursome has been recording together since the Clipse' platinum debut Lord Willin', and is responsible for the celebrated We Got it 4 Cheap mixtape series. But The Clipse Present the Re-Up Gang is a standalone album featuring 9 new songs, including a single produced by Scott Storch, plus 3 unreleased remixes of tracks from We Got it 4 Cheap vol. 3. Says Pusha T, one half of the Clipse: "Everything happens for a reason. We put out the We Got it 4 Cheap series on our own for the streets and that helped keep us visible and build the Re-Up name as an entity. This time, [our manager] Tony Draper got with [KOCH General Manager] Alan Grunblatt to put together an official album with new music and let KOCH Records do what they do best. This release gives us something fresh in the marketplace to reward Re-Up fans while we continue to work on the Clipse album." The Clipse recently signed a groundbreaking 5-year 50/50 deal at Sony/ Columbia Records, entitling the Clipse to ownership of their masters.
"Theology is an attempt to create a place of peace in a time of war and to provoke thought," says Sinead O'Connor about her new studio album, the artist's first since her 2005 reggae collection, "Throw Down Your Arms." "The events of September 11, 2001 contributed to the writing of the songs very very much so, as did events subsequently as they have panned out all over the world. The whole world became a very dangerous place on that day. I simply wanted to make a beautiful thing, out of something beautiful, which inspires me. Theology, the record, apart from being a place of peace and meditation, is a very personal emotional response."
KOCH Records is pleased to announce the newest album by rock band The Smithereens. "Live In Concert - Greatest Hits and More" features music from The Smithereens' four-night stint at The Court in New Brunswick, New Jersey, a musical home away from home for the group, which took place January 30th - February 2nd, 2008. The band, all hailing from surrounding Central Jersey towns, played the Court Tavern often at the start of their career. The album features live recordings of two brand new songs, "Any Other Way" and "Since You Went Away." The set also includes Buddy Holly's classic (and a big influence for The Smithereens) "Well Alright," and the ripping interpretation of the "Batman" theme, a live staple for the band.
ATLANTA'S UNK TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM, SECOND SEASON, ON NOVEMBER 4TH, 2008 ON BIG OOMP/KOCH RECORDS
By Koch September 29th 2008
ALBUM FEATURES RAY J, SEAN KINGSTON, THREE 6 MAFIA, OOMP CAMP WITH PRODUCTION FROM DJ MONTAY