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Plastic Yellow Band: Breathe Air into New Classic Rock

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Plastic Yellow Bus presents itself as a smorgasboard of musical leanings and inclinations. From psychedelic inflections, infused with the heft of both progressive and classic rock, the group has set forth on a path to return music back to its roots. The overriding mantra for this band is that music is made by musicians and is that is never more evident than on their new full-length CD Breathe Air, which harkens back to sounds of yesteryear by such noted bands as Fleetwood Mac and Pink Floyd, who could co-headline a tour with this act, so cohesive are their sounds together.

 

The album dives right in with an emotionally packed track in Lonely Place, which has a rock opera feel to it that builds up to a worthy ending that will definitely have fans grateful they’ve emerged with new material. Fans of southern rock need to look no further than progressive rock track She’s My Woman, which is one of the good time tracks that every rock album needs. Stand-out track I Want to Feel Your Love may be the song on the album that expands their fan base. Thanks to the vocals of lead singer Gerry Jennings, it is easily in a category similar to Stevie Nicks’ extensive collection of songs to remember. What all of the tracks on Breathe Air do better than most albums is prove that this group is made up of true musicians that thoroughly enjoy constructing a song (and album) from beginning to end.

 

Plastic Yellow Bus is a no-holds-barred southern rock band that has an expansive sound that delves from singer-songwriter fare to progressive and electro-rock. Billed as ‘new classic rock’, this band channels the musical spirit of groups from the 70s and early 80s to a masterful mix that is making critics take note. For those new to Plastic Yellow Bus, now is your chance to take in their sound and breathe.

Marksman Media/CelebrityVIPLounge Exclusive: Inside the 9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens

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As in years past, for the first word in the news backstage on stage at Jazz in the Gardens, keep it locked here. This year’s festivities featured some of the best and brightest in the musical realms of jazz, R&B, hip-hop, and soul yet again.

The standouts?

LL Cool J proved that his rapping prowess has not diminished in lieu of his latest acting endeavors. The New York native came down south to MiamiGardens to spit some of his most classic lyrics from his many platinum albums. Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, one of the biggest touring acts around, showed why they are still a powerhouse vocal group to be reckoned with. Old school rhythm and blues lovers ate this group up from the first note to the last ballad. But the perennial favourite of the weekend?

None other than former Destiny’s Child singer (and former X Factor judge) Kelly Rowland. The songstress proved that she is no longer in the shadows of Beyonce, but a formidable show(wo)man in her own right. Backed by an impressive band and wearing fashion forward pieces that women will be emulating in mere days, Rowland had the crowd eating out the palm of her manicured hands.

In the coming days, we will be back with snippets and video from the weekend festivities.

Stay tuned…

additional reporting:  Zenobia Williams, Triston Brewer

Gemini Wired: Get Plugged In

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The issue of bullying has broadened in this digital age to include all forms of social media. How this impacts children these days cannot be undermined or ignored.  R&B artist Gemini Wired tackles the topic of bullying in his latest track ‘What Now’, which discusses bullying and the repercussions of its actions.

 

 

Gemini Wired speaks from self-experience on this topic, and the song was written to find ways to prevent it, how to spot it, and the best ways to recover from it once it has occurred. The corresponding video is an inspirational one that is meant to uplift and enlighten.

 

Gemini, hailing from Boston, began performing as a child, as both a dancer and a singer, heavily influenced by musical acts like The Black Eyed Peas, M.I.A., and Rihanna. These are just some of the examples of the eclectic mix that drives her own musical output. After more work on television and countless websites, Gemini is focusing on an upcoming EP, kicking off her campaign with ‘What Now’.

 

 

‘What Now’

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1awlSGM85g
Video Director: Seng 2KX

Websites: www.geminiwiredworld.com

https://www.facebook.com/GeminiWiredFanPage;

Twitter: @geminiwired

GET A CELEBRITY SMILE: Waterpik Makes Flossing Fun

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik.
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Let me just say this…I have never enjoyed flossing my teeth. I mean, taking a thin piece of string and sliding it between each and every tooth every single day isn’t exactly my idea of fun. And quite honestly, I don’t always do it. Okay, I’m pretty sure my dentist is not reading this and it is safe to say I really don’t floss much at all. I have always had great teeth as far as health goes. Every time I’ve been to a new dentist, they’ve told me…”keep doing what you are doing” or “whatever you are doing is working”. So, what has always worked for me is not flossing. Every once in awhile I will take one of those floss piks or tooth pics and dig out that piece of steak that gets caught in between my chompers. It works.

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When I got braces put on my teeth, I was told by my orthodontist that flossing was going to be very important for me because with braces, food and other nasty particles would get in between my teeth much easier. He was right. And so the Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser became my new best friend.

At first I got this thing and thought, I guess I have to floss now. Boo hiss boo. I have always thought those little devices at the dentist’s office were kind of fun and to have one at my home could be sweet.

Let me just say after I broke out this baby, I fell in love. The Waterpik Aquarius Professional Water Flosser (WP-660) really IS easy to use with an on/off water control on the handle for convenience and it includes two water Flossing modes, floss and massage. It is definitely way more effective way to floss than with that string nonsense. And after using the Water Flosser, my mouth always feels fresh and clean.

If you are looking to try something other than the string or pics, I highly recommend the Waterpik. You can check it out here and receiving free shipping with the following promotional code: FREESHIPWP660. This coupon is valid until March 31st, 2014.

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Waterpik.

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Valentine’s Day Guide To Her, His, (Or Your) Heart

Valentine’s Day is the day of love. Whether you have a love or not, here are some perfect Valentine’s Day items to buy for your special person in your life or simply to treat yourself! Check out our top choices for gifts for V-Day!

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1. Dammit Doll, Less than $20!

Gift yourself, and your fellow single friends this year with something that is sure to give you a good laugh. Release all the stress and frustrations of love and life with the popular Dammit Doll.

A kitschy item that is ridiculous popular with women of all ages, the Dammit Doll is sure to have a style for every kind of personality (no joke, there are over 30 styles – florals, stripes, camo, polka dots & more!). At less than $20, Dammit Dolls are available at Amazon HERE or select Hallmarks across the country!

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2. Ipanema Sandles, Perfect for Travel and just $20! Angelina Jolie was spotted wearing the Ipanema Ana Tan in Black while arriving at LAX from vacation on February 5th!

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3. Timberland Boots

There has definitely been a resurgence of the work boots this past season. They’re such a winter staple that it’s no surprise more celebrities are taking both wheat and black nubuck color ways out of their closets, most recently seen on models Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse, as well as Gwen Stefani! But the trend doesn’t just stop at the original work boot, Timberland’s newest collection which incorporates a more fashion forward appeal have been seen on numerous VIP’s such as Gavin Rossdale, Joshua Jackson and Naomi Watts, to name a few!

Check out Timberland boots here.

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4. Victoria’s Secret Push-up bra, Garterbelt, Forbidden Eau de Parfum or Bombshell Valentine’s Day Gift set

Angels Candice Swanepoel and Karlie Kloss showed off the real reason to celebrate Valentine’s Day, being a Bombshell! The Victoria’s Secret models revealed personal gift picks for this flirty holiday at the Victoria’s Secret Herald Square Store in New York City.

Candice and Karlie shared what makes them feel like true bombshells on this especially sexy day. Here’s a quick preview of this year’s top choices in lingerie: The Very Sexy Push-up Bra and matching Garterbelt and the Bombshell Push-up Bra and Thong.

To intensify your senses this “Bombshells’ Day”, Victoria’s Secret is introducing the new Victoria’s Secret Forbidden Eau de Parfum, made for the woman who likes to break all of the rules and seek the forbidden. This new scent is an addictive warm fragrance with a tempting, exotic twist.

Other fabulous gift picks are the Valentine’s Day Makeup Bag trio available in three flirty sizes, perfect for weekend getaways. Also, wrapped in a cute graphic box is the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Valentine’s Day Gift Set including a sexy scented candle, mini eau de parfum and rollerball.

For the Valentine’s Day Bombshell gift box and more go here.

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5. Lacoste Boots

Both Alessandra Ambrosio and Naomi Watts have been spotted out and about sporting Adalyn wedges from Lacoste. Snag up your own pair here.

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6. True Religion V-neck tee, just $58!

This tee is amazingly beautiful and comfortable. This Valentine’s Day, give your girl a special gift that lets her know you’re crazy about her with this gorgeous tee. Snag up this tee or any other True Religion product here.

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7. Key to My Heart Necklace from Isabelle Grace, just $42.

This Valentine’s Day, don’t waste a minute stressing about what to get your lovely lady. Simply pick your favorite piece that says ‘I love you’ with Isabelle Grace Jewelry. Celeb favorite, Isabelle Grace, creates beautiful, handcrafted jewelry that is guaranteed to win her heart! This ultra-chic jewelry collection is inspired by the most important things in life; family, children and love. Below you’ll see our favorite pieces from the personalized ‘Say It with Love’ and ‘Celebration of Love’ collections. Most designs are made from recycled materials so you can “love” the environment too! Celebrities such as Alyson Hannigan, Alison Sweeney, Alana De La Garza, and Lindsay Price and others are also in love with their one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Check out the Key to My Heart necklace and others here.

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8. Shady Sluts

Shady S.l.u.t.s is the perfect gift to give if you’re a gift giver (or accessory lover) whose just a little bit naughty. With over 11 styles to choose ranging in name from Red Hot and Pool Side to Gold Digger, there’s a pair of S.l.u.ts that are sure to please!! Just $34.00! Check out their fun selection of shades here.

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9. Viva Diva Wines

Enjoy Christina’s refreshing line of natural infused moscato that has become a favorite among celebrities worldwide! We had the chance to try the Mango moscato and it was amazing! You can purchase the wine starting at just $9.99 here or at participating liquor stores.

9th Annual Jazz in the Gardens: 2014 Overview

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Yet again, Celebrity VIP Lounge brings you special coverage of the 2014 Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival to be held in Miami Gardens, Florida. The annual event, which this year covers the weekend of March 15th and March 16th, is known or featuring some of the most acclaimed singers in the genres of jazz, rhythm and blues, and soul.

As more and more people become aware off the prestige surrounding the event, more performers of note are adding their talents to the roster. This year is no different, with some of the entertainment world’s most sought-after performers gracing the stage. Artists set to come to JITG include: Kelly Rowland, Jamie Foxx, LL Cool J, Anthony Hamilton, Trey Songz, Mint Condition, and many more.

This is the ninth year the festival has been held and each successive year, the roster has increased with star power. Previous performers include Neyo, Babyface, Fantasia, Monica, and Mary Mary. Comedian D.L. Hughley is the master of ceremonies this year, with a pre-festival set on Friday and special guests over the course of the weekend.

CelebrityVIP will be on hand, as in previous years, providing you with celebrity interviews, exclusive photos, promotional goodies, and more.

Keep it here for the latest in news at 2014 Jazz in the Gardens.

The Louise Log Is Back for Season 3!

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The positive response of the last two seasons of New York City’s acclaimed web series The Louise Log only means the show must come back for season 3, right?

Right!

The comedy series, praised by film critic Roger Ebert and created by Anne Flournoy, has raised over $22,000 through an intense fundraising campaign and now the web series, which has been nominated for a Shorty Award for best web series, is returning this month with at least ten new episodes. That’s one episode a month through November. The critically acclaimed series centers on the life of a Greenwich Village housewife stressing over her life and dreams to the audience as her relatives bicker around her.

A trailer for the latest series can be seen here for season 3:

The show will feature a stream of both new and old actors, representing Broadway and of-Broadway, including Morgan Hallett (as Louise), and Everett Quinton as the father-n-law. Other names in the cast include Drama Desk nominee Joseph Franchini, Jay Patterson, Wayne Maugans, and Jayne Haynes.

Websites:

official: http://thelouiselog.com

cast bios: http://thelouiselog.com/cast

youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/anneflournoy

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheLouiseLog

twitter: https://twitter.com/TheLouiseLog

 

Remember who brought this show to your attention in the first place.

That’s right…Celebrity VIP!

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Selena Gomez Is First Customer Of Verizon Store In Mall of America

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Selena Gomez is everywhere these days and now she can add “first customer of new Verizon store in the Mall of America” to her list. Celebrity VIP Lounge was on scene to get these amazingly beautiful shots of Miss Gomez!

The Come and Get It singer looked fabulously chic as she wore a classy, sparkly black top, feather earrings, dark pants and a pop of pink lipstick. Selena looked flawless.

The big occasion was the opening of the flagship store in the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Gomez was the very FIRST customer as she toured the fun new space with COO Marni Walden.

The Boston Boys – Keep You Satisfied

Fans of funk rock soul can now breathe a sigh of relief as their musical saviors have possibly found it in The Boston Boys, a foursome that fearlessly blends the genres to an engaging aural mix. With their fresh take on pop music, they are set to release their EP Keep You Satisfied, which fives straight into the beat and takes the listener on a fresh ride. When they sing about ‘Amelia’, the lyrics are heartfelt, with the Latin-tinged rhythm adding depth to the song. The title track serves up quintessential country rock and through the five songs, The Boston Boys cover enough genres to keep nearly anyone entertained at some point.

Since 2009, The Boston Boys have kept busy touring and producing music in the Boston area and beyond. The band went on tour in the Middle East and North Africa in support of their 2012 debut EP What You Say?! With performances at the prestigious SXSW and even as one of the bands for President Obama’s re-election campaign, their sound has criss-crossed the country and soon The Boston Boys are set to release their album on October 8th and then hit the road on a European tour. Their latest offering proves that they will be keeping their current fans more than satisfied.

A visual teaser is on Youtube:

A video for Amelia can be viewed here:

Websites:
www.thebostonboys.com

https://www.facebook.com/TheBostonBoys

http://instagram.com/bostonboysband

https://twitter.com/BostonBoysBand

http://www.youtube.com/user/bostonboysofficial?feature=watch

Videos:
Satisfied EP Teaser – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wjqzd5c84Q
Hypnotized – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDr_NHa5bC4
Wish I Knew How Tt Would Feel To Be Free – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYj89T3apJ8
Tuk Tuk live – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oEnrTTkGZA

The Como Brothers Band – ‘Baby Steps’ of a Musical Journey

The Como Brothers Band duo of brothers Matt and Andrew Como have quickly gained a footing in the music business, with their unique brand of pop/rock music featured commercially on stations such as MTV, E!, and Oxygen. These two singer-songwriters have earned their chops playing for clubs and festivals in and around the New York area over the last few years. But it was not until 2010 that The Como Brothers Band began in earnest to pursue their musical dreams and in quick succession they are coming true.

With the release of their album Baby Steps, Matt and Andrew are out to prove that their rise is not a fluke, but an attempt to cement their place in the hearts of their fans and the respect of the critics. With their album release set for October 1st, the duo have already given their fans something to satiate their appetites in the interim. The single ‘Late Nights‘ and ‘Straight Face‘ show off their songwriting skills, and they’re touring schedule is picking up all over the New York area. After the success of their EP Still Waters in March of this year, anticipation is high for their full-length album Baby Steps. The Como Brothers Band are eager to sing and perform their way into the hearts of music fans worldwide.

Fans and new listeners to The Como Brothers Band can check out the links below and get a preview of their pop rock.

Late Nights:

http://comobrothersband.bandcamp.com/album/straight-face-and-late-nights-singles

Straight Face:

The new music video Late Nights is also available:

Websites:

http://www.comobrothersband.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ComoBrothersBand

https://twitter.com/ComoBrosBand

http://www.youtube.com/ComoBrothersBand

http://comobrothersband.tumblr.com/

https://soundcloud.com/comobrothersband/:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-como-brothers-band/id509053062
CdBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TheComoBrothersBand

ESQUILLE: ‘Rock This Club Down’

Fans of electronic dance music know his name and for those that don’t, they’ve heard his music. Internationally known for his projects, remixes, and stellar collaborations, Swedish EDM producer ESQUILLE has spent many years in the music business making a name for himself worldwide. His name has been plastered on a myriad of projects including, but not limited to Dreamland, Jam Planet, and A Trip in Trance to name a few.

Now, after a self-imposed exile from the music scene, he’s back with more music to churn out for his large fan base. His worldwide hit smash dance single, ‘I Take U Higher’, has yet again placed his names on the lips of clubs and dance floors all of the world. His next single, ‘HEYO’ (featured on MTV’s ‘The Challenge’ )has been remixed and re-distributed for the clubs and the radio station and is still gaining momentum on the charts. Not one to rest on his laurels, the producer is set to release his very first EP later this month entitled ‘Rock This Club Down’. The title and lead-off single from the EP is a club banger that is guaranteed to extend his streak of hit club singles.

Download the latest single at the link below, check out the music videos, and preview the upcoming EP!

Websites:

http://www.esquille.se/

https://www.facebook.com/DJESQUILLE

http://www.reverbnation.com/esquille

Free “Don’t Stop The Rhythm” single: http://esquille.bandcamp.com/track/dont-stop-the-rhythm-club

“Rock This Club Down” EP preview via Bandcamp: http://esquille.bandcamp.com/track/rock-this-club-down

Music Videos:

HEYO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4UPWuZLFBQ
I Take You Higher http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CR2KhXTdSg

additional reporting: A. Neff King

VIP RISING STAR: Aurganic: Deviations

The duo Aurganic is threatening to get in your ear, and if their latest release is any indication, they’re going to be creating quite the buzz.

Deviations melds their earlier influences in various genres, particularly punk, alt rock and jazz, as the duo layer their sound with guest vocals from a few singers – Joel Goguen, Scott Carruthers, and Jessica Stuart. Standout tracks include tracks ‘The Lost and Found’ and ‘Paradigm’. Another song that will keep listeners aurally engaged is ‘Easy’, which takes Stuart’s cool soul and jazz vocals and places them over electric instrumentals. The lead-off single off this sophomore album, ‘Choices’, features the vocals of Joel Goguen weaving his way through dub step and electronica. The accompanying video to the song plays on the philosophy of how our choices end up dictating our lives. Even with the addition of guest vocalists, it cannot be denied that the songwriting and production values on this latest CD are well worth a listen.

Although they’ve come a long way since walking the halls of the same high school, it is easy to see that their divergent paths came back together in just the right measurements of musicality. Since 2010, Leo Pisaq and Michael Kossov have been creating music together that cultivates a new experimental sound that complements all of their musical talents. Through a shared love of composition and songwriting, this duo have united together years later to produce a sound that merges electronica, alt rock and jazz – this follow-up to the well received Life as a Canvas in 2012. They have continued on their musical journey on this latest album and the result is something that cannot be pigeonholed into any one genre and that is ultimately by design. Fans interested in something a bit left of the middle will ultimately enjoy this collection of collaborations.

Members
Leo Pisaq: Synthesizers, Keyboard, Guitar, Programming, Engineering
Michael Kossov: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, Programming

Websites:
www.aurganicmusic.com
aurganic.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/aurganic
twitter.com/aurganic
Soundcloud.com/aurganic

additional reporting: A. Neff King

10 Celebs That LOVE Lucas Candies

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Celebs LOVE Lucas Candies and in case you haven’t heard about this candy brand, you are missing out.

One of the most popular candy treats that this company makes is the PMS bar, a bar made of Peanut butter, milk chocolate, crushed potato chips, and semi-sweet chocolate drizzle. Is your mouth watering yet? And believe it or not the potato chips make this treat amazing.

It isn’t just ordinary people that love Lucas Candies either. There is a big list of celebrities who love their treats, including

1. Nathan Fillion

2. Jennifer Aniston

3. Whoopi Goldberg

4. Neil Patrick Harris

5. Joan Rivers

6. Drew Barrymore

7. Angelina Jolie

8. Eva Mendez

9. Penn Jillette

10. Hoda Kotb

They have placed orders from the classics to the PMS bar and the amazing gobs.

And let me tell you if you haven’t tried the gobs, oh em gee…you MUST! I recently had the chance to try the Lucas Classics bag and I can tell you right now, the gobs and the PMS bar were my favorites.

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This particular goody bag is just $16.00. Check out this and the other fun treats at Lucas Candies’ website here.

We will be having a fabulous giveaway over on Celebritiesdogood.com with Lucas Candies, so be sure to go check it out over there soon!

Disclosure: Celebrity VIP Lounge was not compensated for this post but was given product to try. All opinions are 100% our own.

VIP EXCLUSIVE: Amy Varela Has A Message For Cheater Robin Thicke!

While a photo of Robin Thicke and a fan is circulating of him grabbing her butt, people are starting to wonder whether Thicke is having his fun on the side. We reported earlier about Thicke and his attempted rendezvous with beautiful brunette Amy Varela. So could these rumors of a wannabe wandering wank be true?

Well from what Amy Varela’s side of the story sounds like, Robin Thicke did stray from his wife Paula Patton.

While many people immediately stereotype unknown chicks connected to a celebrity sharing their experience as fame whores, Amy Varela claims she is different. Varela recently told Celebrityviplounge.com exclusively that not only was she persistently hit on by R&B crooner Robin Thicke, but she was sure he would have taken her back to his place. Unfortunately for Thicke she told him to stop.

In an exclusive video, Varela sets the record straight, sharing that the reason for her speaking out isn’t for her fifteen minutes of fame but rather for calling out Thicke, a MARRIED MAN, for being a douche!

Check out the message she has for Thicke and other married men out there who may be getting a little frisky on the sidelines.

Celebrity VIP Lounge has attempted to contact Robin Thicke’s camp, however we have been unsuccessful in reaching them.

For Amy Varela’s night with Robin Thicke go here.

Dahlia: ‘Plastique’ – C’est Chic!

Plastique: The Review

If you lived in Berlin in the 00s, then you know that this album is one of the soundtracks of that era. Known as one of the electro queens of Berlin in the 00s, Dahlia’s music encompasses the sonic landscape and feel of a city that swam in the underground, then spit the excess out at the mainstream. As an electro cabaret performer and provocateur, the songs fit perfectly with her live performances, which are never the same show twice – depending on the venue, there are more than enough tracks for the notoriously decadent Kit Kat Club or the more sophisticated Sage Club. If you know Peaches and Miss Kittin, then Dahlia and Plastique should also be a part of your musical library. Stand out tracks include the NSFW-ish Cock Block and the sultry DeeperDahlia.

Plastique is now available on iTunes and Amazon. As an exclusive offer, a free mp3 of any of the songs will be given to anyone that writes a review on either of the sites below. You must be over 18 years of age!

http://www.amazon.com/Plastique-explicit/dp/B00DUM2TF4

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/plastique/id671916437