mySpoonful Announces July "mySpoonful Band of the Month" Winner: Release The Sunbird

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Fans Vote Release The Sunbird as Favorite Artist (July 2011)

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'mySpoonful Band of the Month' poll is an interactive element that helps facilitate the growth of all these great up-and-coming artists.

mySpoonful announced today Release The Sunbird is the winner of the first "mySpoonful Band of the Month" poll. Three times a week, mySpoonful handpicks a single new artist that music fans should know about, and includes a free MP3 for listening or download in their weekly e-newsletters. Ranked #3 on Entertainment Weekly's "The Must List," mySpoonful is hitting the national spotlight, and now lets fans engage with their favorite bands by voting for them as the Band of the Month. All band entrants are culled from the mySpoonful artists for that month, and the artist with the most "likes" wins. Release The Sunbird and their new album, Come Back To Us, takes first place in July 2011, and a new poll is now underway for August 2011. The poll begins the first of every month and run through the 15th of the following month. The winner is announced the week of the 15th of the following month.

Release The Sunbird's debut album, Come Back To Us, was released by Jack Johnson's label Brushfire Records on July 26, 2011. A new solo project for Zach Rogue, lead singer-songwriter for Rogue Wave, Come Back To Us features sun-kissed, joyful songs that are likely some of the loveliest tunes you'll hear this year. Release The Sunbird marks a musical departure showcasing a whole new side of Rogue. Following an unexpected trip to Bloomington, Indiana to record with friend Mike Bridavsky, Rogue churned out some of the most remarkable music he's created to date.

NPR notes, "There's not a harsh note in the music of Release The Sunbird…Come Back To Us… never feels like wallpaper: For all its summery brightness, it remains as sweet as springtime, while still revealing subtle shades of autumnal melancholy."

As winner of the "mySpoonful Band of the Month" poll, Release the Sunbird receives an additional Featured Artist email announcing them as the winner, promotional tools including a 1-year Pro ShareSquare account and a 6-month SuperSonic subscription to Sonicbids, and an online plaque highlighting them as the people's choice for that specific month.

Amos Schwartzfarb, mySpoonful cofounder, comments, "'mySpoonful Band of the Month' poll is an interactive element that helps facilitate the growth of all these great up-and-coming artists. This is exactly what mySpoonful is all about! 'Band of the Month' is a fun way for the mySpoonful community AND the bands fan-base to show their appreciation for the amazing music these artists are releasing while helping them reach a broader audience."

mySpoonful features independent music from a variety of genres, including rock, pop, hip-hop, electronic, folk and more, with a focus on new artists that are outside the mainstream. mySpoonful's team of insiders, curators and tastemakers does all of the work of finding new music, sifting through thousands of bands and musicians and carefully selecting featured artists.

Each spoonful features an up-and-coming artist and contains a free song download, an artist photo and an original bio from mySpoonful's team of writers. In addition, if a fan wants to learn more, each spoonful provides a video, links to other bands readers may like, live performance listings and a link to buy more music.

The mySpoonful founding team includes music and Internet veterans including Dan Cohen, Stacy Horne, and Amos Schwartzfarb. The team's impressive track record and music and digital media credentials includes creating and leading several successful startups, work at Yahoo, Google and, and producing and vetting talent for premier independent music events and festivals such as CMJ Music Marathon, Noise Pop, and the Treasure Island Music Festival.

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Additional Prizes for the mySpoonful "Band of the Month" Contest are provided by:
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