Cameron Avery is coming to North America this spring in support of his debut album Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams out via Anti-on March 10th. The longtime drummer of Pond and touring bassist for Tame Impala will get to tour his own project for the very first time, where he'll use his dynamic baritone and soaring soul-pop melodies to propel his audiences through the dreamscapes he'll create with his band. He'll also be making an appearance at this year's SXSW in Austin. See all tour dates below.
On Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams, Avery offers an ornate yet gritty sound driven by his soulful wit and sweeping arrangements. His deep, husky voice recalls the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks, channeling train-wreck romanticism into timeless music for the modern age.
"I wanted to make something that sounded like the old records I love-Johnny Hartman, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James-the big band stuff with less metaphorical lyrics," says Avery of the inspiration for Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams.
Cameron Avery tour dates:
3/22 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA
3/24 - Holocene - Portland, OR
3/25 - Barboza - Seattle, WA
3/28 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
3/29 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL
3/31 - The Rivoli - Toronto, ON
4/1 - Le Divan Orange - Montreal, QC
4/3 - Great Scott - Boston, MA
Their critically acclaimed album, Music Complete, was released September 2015 via Mute, and includes singles “Restless,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Singularity” and “People On The High Line.” New Order spent much of 2016 playing worldwide sold out shows at prestigious venues including Royal Albert Hall and Sydney Opera House as well as headlining festivals including Glastonbury, culminating in a highly successful South American tour in December. The band also joined forces with Moorhouse’s Brewery of Burnley to launch “Stray Dog” Beer that has sold over 100,000 pints in the UK alone, with plans for international distribution in 2017.
New Order is: Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert, Stephen Morris, Tom Chapman and Phil
April 13 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
April 16 – Indio, CA – Coachella
April 18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
April 21 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theater
April 23 – Indio, CA – Coachella
xx will tour North America this spring, with headline dates kicking off April 15 in San Francisco, and further shows in Seattle, Chicago, Austin, Philadelphia, New York and more as well as festival slots at Coachella and others soon to be announced. The tour celebrates the release of the band’s highly anticipated third album, I See You, set for release January 13 on Young Turks.
Fan presale tickets will be available beginning Tuesday, January 10 at 12p.m. ET, with tickets available to the public Friday, January 13 at 10a.m. local time. For more information, visit thexx.info.
The dates will follow a historic European tour, including a record-setting, seven night run at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, marking the longest ever run of sold out shows at the legendary venue, performing to 35,000 people over seven hometown performances.
“Say Something Loving,” the second track to be released from the album, is out now.
The xx recently released their video for “On Hold,” the first single from I See You. The video was shot in Marfa, Texas, where the band wrote and recorded some of the album, and was directed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Alasdair McLellan.
“On Hold” is available now on 7” vinyl. The limited-edition release features an etched B-side and deboss mirri sleeve and is available to purchase.
I See You is the follow up to The xx’s two previous albums – xx and Coexist – which have sold over 3 million copies between them, winning a host of accolades along the way.
I See You marks a new era for the London trio of Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith, both sonically and in terms of process. For while xx and Coexist were both made in relative isolation in London, I See You was recorded between March 2014 and August 2016 in New York, Marfa TX, Reykjavik, Los Angeles and London, and is characterized by a more outward-looking, open and expansive approach. Produced by Jamie Smith and Rodaidh McDonald, I See You is The xx at their boldest yet, performing with more clarity and ambition than ever before.
The xx Live
February 8 Hovet – Stockholm, Sweden
February 10 Forum – Copenhagen, Denmark
February 12 Sporthalle – Hamburg, Germany
February 13 Heineken Music Hall – Amsterdam, Netherlands – SOLD OUT
February 14 Zénith – Paris, France – SOLD OUT
February 15 Zénith – Paris, France
February 17 Zénith – Strasbourg, France
February 18 St. Jakobshalle – Basel, Switzerland
February 20 Mediolanum Forum – Milan, Italy
February 21 Halle Tony Garnier – Lyon, France
February 23 Marx Halle – Vienna, Austria
February 24 Zenith – Munich, Germany
February 25 Arena – Berlin, Germany
February 26 Jahrhunderthalle – Frankfurt, Germany – SOLD OUT
February 28 Mitsubishi Electric Halle – Düsseldorf, Germany
March 1 Forest National – Brussels, Belgium – SOLD OUT
March 2 Forest National – Brussels, Belgium
March 4 Motorpoint Arena – Nottingham, UK
March 5 O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
March 6 O2 Apollo Manchester – Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
March 8 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 9 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 10 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 11 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 13 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 14 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 15 O2 Academy Brixton – London, UK – SOLD OUT
March 17 Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff, UK
March 23-25 Festival Estereo Picnic – Bogota, Columbia
March 25 Lollapalooza – Sao Paulo, Brazil
March 31 Lollapalooza – Buenos Aires, Argentina
April 1 Lollapalooza – Santiago, Chile
April 14 Coachella – Indio, CA
April 15 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
April 19 Mesa Amphitheatre – Phoenix, AZ
April 21 Coachella – Indio, CA
April 23 Rose Quarter Memorial Coliseum – Portland, OR
April 24 WaMu Theater – Seattle, WA
April 25 Thunderbird Arena at UBC – Vancouver, BC
April 28 The Palace Theatre – St. Paul, MN
April 29 The Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
May 1 Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL
May 2 The Masonic Temple Detroit – Detroit, MI
May 3 Jacobs Pavilion – Cleveland, OH
May 5 Express Live! – Columbus, OH
May 6 Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD
May 8 South Side Ballroom – Dallas, TX
May 9 Revention Music Center – Houston, TX
May 10 ACL Live at the Moody Theater – Austin, TX
May 14 The Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
May 16 Stage AE – Pittsburgh, PA
May 17 Skyline Stage at the Mann – Philadelphia, PA
May 19 Forest Hills Stadium – New York, NY
May 23 Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
May 24 Parc Jean-Drapeau – Montreal, QC
May 26 Thompson’s Point – Portland, ME
I See You is set for release on January 13, 2017.
Christmas Hors D’oeuvre [Republic Records], available now at all digital retailers.
“The visual feels like a tour of a Christmas-decked Westeros… We're pretty sure Cersei is somewhere bumping the EP while downing her best bottle of red.” - COMPLEX
Following the runaway success of their massive viral smash “Summer 2016,” which earned 2 million-plus plays on YouTube in just a week, the girls recorded three Christmas-themed covers. Playing organic, orchestral instruments with downright impressive chops, they transform “Game of Bells,” a fresh modern take of the classic "Carol of the Bells," and “Little Drummer Boy” with their own undeniable je ne sais quoi. Meanwhile, they bring heart and soul to a cinematic rendition of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.”
It’s the perfect soundtrack to the holiday season!
The three childhood friends, Lucie, Elisa, and Juliette garnered a deep understanding of classical music and orchestration while attending conservatory in their native France together. They added that depth to pop music on 2016’s En attendant l’album by reimagining some of the biggest smashes in recent memory with a backdrop of cello and organic percussion. Following the international success of the breakthrough online hit “Summer 2015,” L.E.J. opened up for Pharrell and sold 200,000 albums in less than three months.
During the intimate and revealing interview, Adams divulged that the album, titled Prisoner, will be released February 17 on Pax-Am/Blue Note in the US (Virgin EMI in the UK), and previewed and discussed snippets (or "sniplets") of new tracks including first single "Do You Still Love Me?" which is available today for purchase and as an instant grat with all pre-orders.
"I was reflecting on the different states of desire and what it means to be a prisoner of your own desire," Adams told BUB of the new record's title, later adding, "I felt like I had been robbed of... the most valuable thing in a person's life…Time."
The twelve tracks that make up Prisoner came to Adams over a prolific period stretching back as far as the week his 2014 self-titled album entered the U.S. album chart at a career high of #4. During that run, Adams toured the world, recorded and released both his Live at Carnegie Hall collection and full-album cover of Taylor Swift's 1989, and saw the aforementioned Ryan Adams garner two Grammy nominations - Best Rock Song for "Gimme Something Good" and Best Rock Album.
And somehow during this two-year-plus whirlwind, Adams contends Prisoner virtually wrote itself. As he told Lil BUB, "Whatever was going on in me was strong enough that I only had to sit down and this stuff just made itself known."
Tune into Lil Bub’s channel later today for this exclusive interview
Ryan Adams' Prisoner track listing is below. The album will be available February 17, 2017 in formats including standard digital, HD digital, 180G vinyl and CD "Do You Still Love Me?” can be streamed
1. Do You Still Love Me?
4. Haunted House
5. Shiver and Shake
6. To Be Without You
7. Anything I Say To You Now
9. Outbound Train
10. Broken Anyway
12. We Disappear
Athens GA's Nude With Lyre shares desolate track "Purple" via Big Shot Mag; Ambient/drone self-released debut album 'Blood' out 12/9
Tristan McNeil aka Nude With Lyre grew up in Augusta, Georgia and was trained primarily in the visual fine arts, but also classical and jazz music as a child. He spent his early years after high school working as a dishwasher and a line cook, occasionally playing in local bar bands, and later working as a graphic designer and concert video editor.
His debut album Blood -- announced, perhaps fittingly, just before the bleakness of the early November election season -- is out December 9th via self-release. It began as a score for a friend’s short-film - documenting desolate scenes of his hometown and “violence-out-of-boredom.” Inspired by the “empty 1970s nostalgia” and “pop music distorted by shitty speakers and poor acoustics,” he created an atmosphere of retro synth sounds displaced by futuristic production ideas – blasts of sub bass, treated vocals, and an offbeat layering of rhythms akin to the phasing of Steve Reich. The drip-dropping falsetto in the new track "Purple", premiering today via Big Shot Magazine, is an intriguing counterpoint to the otherworldly, repetitive nature of the previously released album track "Pleasure". Listen to "Purple" on Soundcloud.
When the film unexpectedly came to a halt, Tristan was left with music that he felt intimately connected to and constructed his own narrative for the music. Adding and subtracting layers and modifying sounds over a period of two years, the music evolved into a deeply personal work of droning post-pop akin to Grouper, Laurel Halo, and Ian William Craig.
“It’s an album about my own experience, working shitty food service jobs in a small southern town…moments of getting lost in sublime fantasy interrupted by the vulgar realness of excessive exhaust from passing cars, humid air saturated with the chemical smell of paper plants...and finding ecstasy in monotony.”
"Every year I look forward to our Christmas tour," says WYNONNA, "It's so easy to get caught up in the perfectionism that this time of the year often brings. I love singing the music that inspires me to remember the real reason for the season. My hope is that people can come to the show, forget about their 'to do' list and, for the time we are together, simply enjoy themselves."
WYNONNA-along with her band, The Big Noise-will bring "A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas" to audiences across the country for the third year in a row. The show will feature incomparable musical arrangements from The Big Noise, putting WYNONNA's voice front and center for what promises to be a truly memorable evening of music and holiday magic.
Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and her undeniable talent,
WYNONNA's rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide spanning a remarkable 33-year career. Charting countless singles, including 20 #1 hits and over 60 industry awards, the iconic performer was dubbed by Rolling Stone as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline."
"A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas" Tour will kick off with a FREE SHOW on November 26th in Panama City Beach, FL, with dates running through December 17th in
Lufkin, TX. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit www.wynonna.com.
Catch "A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas" this winter:
London natives, Snakehips, consists of Oliver Lee and James Carter. Although, they hail from the city, the 25 year-olds met on a separate business trips to Hong Kong, where they bonded over shared musical interests. Shortly after meeting, the pair began crafting Hype Machine chart-topping remixes for Banks, The Weeknd, Bondax and Wild Belle. In 2015, the duo released their EP, Forever (Pt II) featuring vocals from such artists as The Internet’s Syd, Kaleem Taylor, singer-songwriter Sasha Keable and Daniella T.A.O.L., crafting a sound that can be best described as a sensual, contemporary take on old school R&B and hip hop. In fall of 2015, Snakehips released their massive single “All My Friends” featuring Tinashe & Chance The Rapper, which they performed with Tinashe on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. “All My Friends” also appears on their latest EP of the same name, and includes collaborations with U.K. singer, Malika, Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez, along with “Money On Me”, featuring Dr Dre protégé, Anderson .Paak. They recently collaborated with ZAYN on their latest track entitled “Cruel”. Snakehips performed at this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival, Lollapalooza in Chicago, Outside Lands in San Francisco, and most recently, Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas. The duo will also kicking off their North American tour on October 26th in Dallas, TX.
THE UNDERTONES release new KEVIN SHIELDS (My Bloody Valentine/Primal Scream) remix of classic 1979 single 'Get Over You'
Also released is a 2016 7” remix of the classic 1979 single ‘Get Over You’. Remixed by Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine/Primal Scream), the single was remixed from the original multi track tape and available on 180g heavyweight red vinyl.
One of the best bands to come out of Northern Ireland, The Undertones took youth adoration from glam-rock and gave it the stripped-down simplicity and energy of punk to create 3 minute, slam-bang punk-pop.
Released in 1979, the band’s self-titled debut album was recorded at Eden Studios, London and reached No.13 in the UK Albums Chart.
Including the classic singles ‘Here Comes the Summer’, ‘Jimmy Jimmy’ and the seminal ‘Teenage Kicks’ - heavily championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel at the time, the album is based around simple, 4 chord punk songs, but executed with so much enthusiasm, you cannot help but smile all the way through. The album is regularly touted as one of the greatest albums to be released in the 1970s and one of the Top 40 Punk/New Wave albums of all time.
The Undertones’ second album ‘Hypnotised’, released the following year, was part recorded at Wisseloord Studios in the Netherlands in and Eden Studios. Produced by Roger Bechirian, ‘Hypnotised’ reached number 6 in the UK Albums Chart, the highest charting album of the band’s career. Including the hit singles ‘My Perfect Cousin’ and ‘Wednesday Week’, ‘Hypnotised’ was listed in ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’; a poll selected and written by 90 leading international music critics.
Formed in Derry in 1974, The Undertones consisted of the O’Neill brothers – John and Damian on guitars, Michael Bradley on bass, Billy Doherty on drums, and Feargal Sharkey on vocals. Even by the standards of that decade, Derry was not the rock and roll capital of anywhere. Like countless others, punk rock fired their imagination and they learned to play by listening to mail order records, reading one of the few copies of NME that made it to Derry but most of all, from listening to John Peel’s show on BBC Radio One. A love of Garage bands helped formulate their predilection for songs with strong chorus hooks, keeping songs short, economical and dynamic.
With little success initially, the band were on the verge of quitting when the small but influential Belfast label ‘Good Vibrations’ took them on. The song ‘Teenage Kicks’ was released as their debut single in September 1978 and although it failed to chart, it did attract the attention of the BBC’s John Peel. A tale of adolescent yearnings, its greatest strength lies in its simplicity from the buzzsaw guitars to the two angst-ridden verses and the singalong chorus. Peel played it incessantly, proclaiming it the greatest single ever, and it helped the band win a major label deal with Sire Records who re-released it, resulting in the band’s first appearance on Top of the Pops.
Over the next five years before their eventual split in 1983, The Undertones released four studio albums and thirteen singles.
Reforming in 1999 to perform two shows in their hometown, it wasn’t long before the band were back in the studio working on new material. The resulting albums ‘Get What You Need’ (2003) and ‘Dig Yourself Deep’ (2007) were both released to critical acclaim and showed that the art of writing short, sharp songs had not been lost over the previous two decades.
The Undertones were back in the media spotlight again in 2012 when the story of ‘Teenage Kicks’ was at the heart of the film 'Good Vibrations', which told the story of Terri Hooley and his record label, Sire Records.
Earlier this year, bassist Michael Bradley released his memoirs of his time with the band entitled, ‘Teenage Kicks: My Life as an Undertone’ which received numerous plaudits.
The band continue to tour and perform at venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe and are set to embark on a 12-date 40th Anniversary UK tour this autumn.
2016 also marks the 40th anniversary of punk. The loud, take-no-prisoners genre smashed its way onto the UK’s music scene in the 70s and in particular in London in 1976 when two key moments helped spark the punk fervour: the Ramones’ July gig at the Roundhouse, and the release of the Sex Pistols’ anthem-like debut single, ‘Anarchy in the U.K.’ Punk not only changed music but also art, fashion and vulture forever, giving many young disillusioned young people a voice for the first time.
UK tour dates:
Fri 26th YORK Fibbers
Sat 27th STOKE ON TRENT The Sugarmill
Thur 20th SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms
Fri 21st BRISTOL O2 Academy
Thur 27th GATESHEAD Sage
Fri 28th HOLMFIRTH The Picturedrome SOLD OUT
Thur 17th BURY ST EDMUNDS The Apex