Anti-Flag – “The General Strike” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Punk Rock
Label: Side One Dummy Records
Top Songs: Don’t Call It Zuccotti, Call It Liberty
Buzz: This is the punk bands 8th studio album and arguably their most aggressive album to date. Anti-Flag has announced early this year that they will be playing the 2012 Vans Warped Tour ( this year.

Bertine Zetlitz – “Electric Feet” 
Release Date: March 16, 2012
Genre(s): Pop
Label: Columbia
Top Songs: Electric Feet, Bittersweet Embrace
Buzz: Bertine started her musical journey at age 12. She studied classical music where she began to concentrate on her long-term fantasy to become a singer songwriter.

Birdy – “Birdy” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Folk, Alternative
Label: Jasmine Van Den Bogaerde under exclusive licence to Warner Music UK Limited.
Top Songs: Skinny Love, Shelter, 1901
Buzz: The self titled debut studio album by English folk solo artist Birdy (Jasmine van den Bogaerde). Birdy was one of the artists along with Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Arcade Fire who contributed to the Hunger Games Soundtrack with her single “Just A Game”.

The Blues Band – “Itchy Feet + Brand Loyalty (Re-Mastered)” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Blues
Label: Baton Productions Limited
Top Songs: Back Door Man, Take Me Home, Come On
Buzz: Two disc special digitally remastered from the two albums Itchy Feet and Brand Loyalty

Borknagar – “Urd” 
Release Date: March 26, 2012
Genre(s): Black Metal
Label: Century Media
Top Songs: Epochalypse, Mount Regency, Frostrite
Buzz: A band from Bergen, Norway founded in 1995 by Oystein Garnes Brun. This band began as Black Metal (Viking Metal!) but quickly adopted a more progressive metal style. This album explores a wide range of sounds while maintaining the black metal mood, a must have for fans. Borknagar has toured with various bands including the well-known Cradle of Filth.

Brad Mehldau Trio – “Ode” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Jazz
Label: Nonesuch Records Inc.
Top Songs: Number 19, Dream Sketch, Aquaman
Buzz: Jazz pack Mehldau, Larry Grenadier (bassist) and Jeff Ballard on drums had most of the music on Ode,sitting in the vaults for more than three years before revealing this modern mainstream jazz to the world.

Britt Nicole – “Gold” 
Release Date: March 26, 2012
Genre(s): Inspirational
Label: Sparrow Records
Top Songs: All This Time
Buzz: Third album by Britt Nicole featuring the Christian radio hit “All This Time”.

Casey James – “Casey James” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Country
Label: Sony
Top Songs: Let’s Don’t Call It A Night
Buzz: The American Idol season 9 contestant releases his debut self-titled album. The video “Let’s Don’t Call It a Night” is now playing on CMT while the song is steadily climbing the country song charts. Dreams come true Casey James.

Choir Of Young Believers – “Rhine Gold” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): folk, indie pop
Label: Ghostly International
Top Songs: Patricia’s Thirst, The Wind is Blowing Needles
Buzz: Denmark’s Choir of Young Believers has the blend of synth pop and gothic guitar tones that shouldn’t work but do.

Daniel Rossen – “Silent Hour/Golden Mile” 
Release Date: March 19, 2012
Genre(s): Alternative Rock
Label: Warp Record Limited
Top Songs: Up on High, Silent Song
Buzz: Originally from L.A. Daniel Rossen playing in Department of Eagles and Grizzly Bear delivers his debut solo album.

Dementio13 – “Crash St” 
Release Date: March 15, 2012
Genre(s): Electronic
Label: Plug
Top Songs: Calibrate You, Moonface, Crash Street
Buzz: Dementio13 is a Cardiff, UK based producer/remixer has been recording solo since 1999. Dementio13’s albums can be downloaded at on a pay-what-you-want basis, with no minimum price.

Diggy Simmons – “Unexpected Arrival” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): HipHop
Label: Atlantic Records
Top Songs: Do You Like It (featuring Jeremih) and 88 (featuring Jadakiss)
Buzz: Diggy’s highly anticipated debut album features the viral sensation “88” featuring Jadakiss.

DVA – “Pretty Ugly” 
Release Date: March 19, 2012
Genre(s): Dance, DJ
Label: Hyperdub
Top Songs: Fire Fly (Featuring Zaki Ibrahim), Bare Fuzz
Buzz: Scene shaper Leon Smart borrows liberally from hip hop, soul, funk, dub and techno on his debut album.

Erasure – “Fill Us With Fire” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Pop, Import
Label: EMI Import
Top Songs: Be With You, When I Start To

Esperanza Spalding – “Radio Music Society” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Jazz
Label: Heads Up International, a division of Concord Music Group
Top Songs: Black Gold (featuring Algebra Blessett)
Buzz: The young bassist from Portland, Oregon and first jazz musician to receive the GRAMMY® Award for Best New Artist unveils her new release, Radio Music Society. A companion to her previous internationally acclaimed Chamber Music Society. This album is Mastered for iTunes.

Headhunterz – “Sacrifice” 
Release Date: March 15, 2012
Genre(s): Dance
Label: Scantraxx
Top Songs: Disrespect (featuring PsykoPunkz), The Perfect Weapon (featuring Nikkita)
Buzz: states on FaceBook:

“My dear fans and followers,

You might have noticed that I still haven’t released any of my tracks made in 2011. But I have good news.

I hereby dedicate one year of my work and all the profit of this project to Dance 4 Life, an organization that inspires teenagers to put a stop to the spreading of HIV and AIDS.

Since 2006 I have been living the life I have always dreamed of and, much as I love to take what comes to me, I also feel privileged to be able to give something back.

Imperial State Electric – “Pop War” 
Release Date: March 16, 2012
Genre(s): Rock
Label: Psychout Records
Top Songs: Sheltered In The Sand,
Buzz: Since the release of its self-titled debut album in 2010 Imperial State Electric, this group played support to Guns n’ Roses and Kiss.

Johnny Reid – “Fire It Up” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Country
Label: Johnny Ma Entertainment Inc. distributed by EMI Music
Top Songs: Fire It Up
Buzz: The Scottish born Canadian contemporary soul ‘n’ country singer keeps it real for Fire It Up. Recorded in Toronto and Nashville where Johnny now lives, features collaborations with Serena Ryder and Alberta gal Carolyn Dawn Johnson.

Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream” 
Release Date: March 26, 2012
Genre(s): Pop
Label: Capitol Records
Top Songs: Part of Me, Firework, Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F), The One That Got Away, Teenage Dream
Buzz: The original album plus three single remixes featuring Missy Elliott and Kanye West plus three new songs that didn’t make the original.

La Sera – “Sees the Light” 
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Genre(s): Indie Pop
Label: Hardly Art
Top Songs: Break My Heart, Real Boy, I’m Alone
Buzz: La Sera (the evening in Italian) is the alias under which Katy Goodman recorded her second solo LP. The song titles suggest break-up album.

Last Dinosaurs – “In A Million Years” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Pop, Import
Label: Dew Process
Top Songs: Zoom, Time and Place
Buzz: From the land of Down under, Australia; comes this bands debut album In a Million Years.

Lee Renaldo – “Between the Times and Tides” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Alternative Rock
Label: Matador Records
Top Songs: Fire Island (Phases), Waiting on a Dream, Shouts
Buzz: Straightforward, low-slung rock songs

London – “Apologies, I Have None” 
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Genre(s): Punk
Label: Household Name
Top Songs: 60 Miles, Long Gone
Buzz: London provides something for everyone both musically and lyrically. Having self financed their own releases for a number of years and remained unsigned this album was not home recorded. Professionally produced by Peter Miles the sound is epic.

Lost in The Trees – “A Church That Fits Our Needs” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): folk, indie rock
Label: ANTI Record
Top Songs: Red
Buzz: The second album by North Carolina collective Lost In The Trees.

Luke Roberts – “The Iron Gates at Throop & Newport” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Pop, Rock
Label: Thrill Jockey
Top Songs: I Don’t Want You Anymore, Lost on Leaving
Buzz: Second album, once again with lyrics that are deeply personal and speak of a struggle. The combination of raw country blues styles featuring backing vocals of Emily Sunblad and Billy Contraraz on fiddle and mandolin.

Machine Gun Kelly – “Half Naked & Almost Famous” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Rap
Label: Bad Boy/ Interscope Records
Top Songs: Warning Shot, Wild Boy, Half Naked & Almost Famous
Buzz: The Cleveland, Ohio rapper’s marks MGK’s first major label release.

Madonna – “MDNA” 
Release Date: March 26, 2012
Genre(s): Pop
Top Songs: Give Me All Your Luvin’, Girl Gone Wild,
Buzz: 12th studio album contains two bonus tracks and features guest spots from Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. on the ’80s pop heavy single ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’

Magot & Nuclear So and So’s – “Rot Gut Domestic” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Indie Rock
Label: Mariel Recording Company
Top Songs: A Journalist Falls in Love with Deathrow Inmate #16
Buzz: Took the band 10 days to record this album after returning from a five-week tour with the Twilight Singers.

Melanie Fiona – “The MF Life” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): R&B
Label: Title 9, Universal Republic
Top Songs: 4 AM, Gone and Never Coming Back
Buzz: Canadian R&B recording artist and winner of two 2012 Grammy Awards for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song Fool for You with Cee Lo Green.

Mike Snow – “Happy to You” 
Release Date: March 26, 2012
Genre(s): Pop
Label: Republic
Top Songs: Piece of Me, Toxic, Animal

Mirroring  – “Foreign Body” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Alternative
Label: Krank
Top Songs:
Buzz: It’s been described as a Foreign Body that crawls under the skin and stubbornly lodges itself there, I’m just saying.

Nedry – “In A Dim Light” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Pop, Dance, Electric
Label: Monotreme Records
Top Songs: Violaceae, TMA
Buzz: Ayu Okakita vocals are this UK bands biggest assets. Aside from her moan and gothic tinged wisp the band needs to sharpen their craft.

Odd Future – “The OF Tape Vol. 2” 
Release Date: March 20, 2012
Genre(s): Rap, HipHop
Label: Columbia/RED
Top Songs: Rella, NY

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Anti-Flag - 'The General Strike'  Release Date: March 20, 2012 Genre(s): Punk Rock Label: Side One Dummy Records Top Songs: Don't Call It Zuccotti, Call It Liberty Buzz: This is the punk bands 8th studio album and arguably their most aggressive album to date. Anti-Flag has announced early this year that they will be playing the 2012 Vans Warped...