McMahon in the Wilderness has shared his new track, "High Dive," today with BuzzFeed. The song is from his forthcoming self-titled album, out October 14 on Vanguard Records. BuzzFeed has also featured Andrew in a profile on their site.
Dive” emerged from Andrew's recording sessions with Mike Viola. “‘The
song asks the question ‘If I had never gotten sick, where would I be?’”
he says. “My illness put a lot into perspective for my wife (then
girlfriend) and I. With ‘High Dive’ I imagined what it would have been
like if we’d split up and she’d moved on. In a universal sense, it's
about letting someone go and realizing you were wrong, but it's too
late.” The song buoys McMahon’s gentle tenor, slowly building from a spare composition with a snapping, driving beat.
AMITW's first single, "Cecilia and the Satellite" about Andrew's newborn daughter debuted at number 4 on the Spotify Viral Chart and is still in the top 10. His full length album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, will be released this fall as his debut for Vanguard Records. The striking images on the album and single covers were created by Jimmy Marble. McMahon will also play a series of headline shows across the US beginning October 14th. All current tour dates are listed below.
09/26/14 – Tempe, AZ @ Tempe Beach Park (Summer Ends Music Festival)
Hailing from Perth, Australia, POND formed in 2008 as an all-inclusive, ego-free collective spawned from numerous other interlocked bands and projects: Mink Mussel Creek, Allbrook/Avery, and Tame Impala.
Over a couple of months Nick, Joe, Jay, Jamie, Lukas, Cam and a parade of friends and well-wishers cobbled together a mountain of tape that was stitched up to become POND's sixth studio album.
"It had already been worked out," Nick Allbrook notes, "but in the spirit of impulsiveness and lunacy it got shattered and scattered and pissed on and blow-dried in a small studio in Collingwood, Melbourne."
Man It Feels Like Space Again lives up to the inherent wonder in its title, a sweeping collection of warm, warped psychedelic gems. It brings to mind the work of The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, mid-'70s Lennon, MGMT, Todd Rundgren, Supergrass and any number of other genre-hopping sonic/space-explorers.
In its 45 minutes, the album covers an extraordinary amount of ground. Opener 'Waiting Around For Grace' sounds like an FM pop hit beamed in from a nearby planet, all wonky propulsion and giddy hooks - the perfect opening blast. Lead single, 'Elvis' Flaming Star' stomps like a '70s glam band coached by Bowie, before collapsing into and out of a mid-tune daydream.
Elsewhere on the record there are blissed-out ballads ('Sitting Up On Our Crane', 'Holding Out For You'), twisted, futuristic raves ('Zond'), lysergic epics drenched in reverb ('Heroic Shart'), and the gorgeous 6/8 classic 'Medicine Hat'.
By the time you hit the finale: the out-of-control, ever-shifting eight-minute title track, it definitely feels like space... again, man.
Man It Feels Like Space Again, out January 27, 2015
Man It Feels Like Space Again - Album Track listing:
Oct 21 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON
Oct 23 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL
Oct 24 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI
Oct 25 - Turf Club - St. Paul, MN
Oct 29 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR
Oct 30 - The Independent - San Francisco, CA
Oct 31 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA
Friday–Saturday, Oct 24–25, 8 pm
Walker Art Center
“A sound and music event that is simultaneously extraordinarily, mesmerically beautiful and also so radically disorientating that afterwards you feel as if the world has tilted to one side.” —Arts Desk
Eyes open and jaws drop during this state-of-the-art, immersive digital and live performance experience, the newest work by renowned electronic music/visual artist Ryoji Ikeda.
Using a spectacular combination of synchronized video screens, real-time content feeds, digital sound sculptures, and—for the first time in Ikeda’s work—human performers, superposition explores the conceptual world opened up by quantum theory. The powerful display of technology and viscerally thrilling music take the spectator inside indescribable structures at the very foundation of all life.
superposition is only coming to four U.S. cities: New York, Los Angeles, Ann Arbor, and Minneapolis. Ikeda’s last Minneapolis appearance was for Dumb Type Theater’s [OR], a Guthrie/Walker copresentation.
twigs has released a new concept film tilted #throughglass in which she seamlessly emulates the choreography references and inspirations she’s searched for using Glass. Working both as a performer and director, the piece is set to a re-scored version of her songs “Video Girl” and “Glass & Patron.”
Watch #throughglass here: http://fkatwigs.glass
Earlier this month FKA twigs kicked off her European tour. She will return to North American for her first headline tour, which starts on November 7 in Washington D.C. (Full list of dates below.) FKA twigs was recently nominated for a Barclaycard Mercury Prize award for her debut LP1 which is out now on Young Turks.
The full tour dates are:
20th Mojo, Hamburg, Germany
21st Kesselhaus, Berlin, Germany
22nd Basen, Warsaw, Poland
6th 930 Club, Washington, D.C. – SOLD OUT
7th Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
8th Terminal 5, New York, NY - SOLD OUT
10th Warsaw, Brooklyn, NY
11th Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA - SOLD OUT
13th Metro, Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT
14th Fine Line, Minneapolis, MN
17th Commodore, Vancouver, Canada
18th Showbox, Seattle, WA
20th Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA
21st Regent, Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
22nd Regent, Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
26th Emo’s, Austin, TX
28th Trees, Dallas, TX
29th Republic, New Orleans, LA
1st Mercy Lounge, Nashville, TN
2nd Terminal West, Atlanta, GA – SOLD OUT
3rd The Social, Orlando, FL – SOLD OUT
On Tuesday, Sept. 9th, Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Lecrae released his seventh studio album, Anomaly to critical acclaim. The album has now officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart as well as several other Billboard charts including, Digital Album, Rap Album, Christian Album and Gospel Album. As noted by Billboard Magazine, "Anomaly is the Grammy winner's sixth No. 1 on the Gospel Albums chart and his fifth leader on Christian Albums." Consequently this means that, "Anomaly is the first title to crown both Gospel Albums and the Billboard 200, and just the fifth set to lead both Christian Albums and the Billboard 200."
Lecrae has been praised by mainstream and hip-hop press alike with features in Time Magazine, RollingStone Magazine, XXL, Essence Magazine, Billboard and Vibe Magazine, among others. Radio personality and MTV News Executive Producer Sway Calloway recently proclaimed Lecrae's music as the "Evolution of Hip-Hop." Lecrae sat in with The Roots on The Tonight Show as a guest star performing his hit, "All I Need Is You," amongst other records on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
Upcoming Lecrae Anomaly Tour Dates
October 19 ShoWare Center | Seattle, WA
October 23 The Riverside | Milwaukee, WI
October 24 Skyway Theatre | Minneapolis, MN
October 25 Independence Events Center | Independence, MO
October 26 Aragon Entertainment Center | Chicago, IL
October 30 The DeltaPlex | Grand Rapids, MI
October 31 Murat Theatre at Old National Centre | Indianapolis, IN
November 1 The Louisville Palace | Louisville, KY
November 2 The Fillmore Silver Spring | Washington, D.C.
November 6 The Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, MI
November 7 Canton Memorial Civic Center | Canton, OH
November 8 Wellmont Theater | Montclair, NJ
November 9 Tower Theater | Philadelphia, PA
November 13 Times-Union Center Moran Theater | Jacksonville, FL
November 14 The Fillmore Miami Beach | Miami, FL
November 15 House of Blues | Orlando, FL
November 16 The Ritz | Raleigh, NC
November 19 Mobile Civic Center Theater | Mobile, AL
November 20 Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center | Greensboro, NC
November 21 The Tabernacle | Atlanta, GA
** Trip Lee will be on the tour in lieu of Andy Mineo
Tucson's Run Boy Run shares enchanting "Spin a Golden Thread" with Guitar World's Acoustic Nation, on tour now; 'Something to Someone' LP out 10/27
Run Boy Run count Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, NPR's A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor, and The Lumineers producer Ryan Hadlock, among their growing legion of admierers. With a unique line up consisting of brother and sister Matt Rolland (fiddle, guitar) and Grace Rolland (cello, vocals), sisters Bekah Sandoval Rolland (fiddle, vocals) and Jen Sandoval (mandolin, vocals) and bass player Jesse Allen, Run Boy Run's music blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and turn of the century details. Having recently prepped the release of the upcoming album Something to Someone for an October 28th release on Sky Island Records, the band has shared the album cuts "Under the Boughs" and their take on "Wild Bill Jones" over the last couple months. Today the band shares the harmony driven, mandolin-centric "Spin a Golden Thread" with Guitar World / Acoustic Nation. The track can be heard on Soundcloud. Run Boy Run is also on the front end of their fall tour dates, hitting Northern California before making their way out east. See below for the full list of dates.
The album was recorded at historic Bear Creek Studios in Woodinville, Washington with producers Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Johnny Flynn) and Jerry Streeter (Brandi Carlile, Elephant Revival), whose attention to detail shines in Run Boy Run's multi-voiced, and multi-stringed arrangements. With three strong female voices, singing separately or in harmony, it's clear the band has a deeply rooted familial connection to traditional American music. It's in their collective blood. Continuing a sense of innovation in tradtional American music put forth by other bands such as Nickel Creek, Crooked Still, and Trampled By Turtles. Run Boy Run continues this journey into music that is dynamic, orchestral, and overflowing with beauty.
From winning the band contest at Pickin' In The Pines (mere weeks after forming in 2009) and a special appearance at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2012, to two appearances on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion (host Garrison Keillor, in addition to being a fan, penned the liner notes to the band's debut album), they were also tagged by Paste Magazine as “One of the top 10 Arizona bands to hear now." They've been making fans across the US with their open-ended musical approach and dynamic stage presence, and will take that live show back across the country coast to coast this fall and winter, with the first batch of tour dates below.
Something to Someone
is available for pre-order.
RUN BOY RUN + FALL/WINTER 2014 TOUR DATES
10/18 sa San Rafael, CA @ Studio 55
10/19 su San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/21 t Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
10/23 th Mahtomedi, MN (Minneapolis/St. Paul) @ Chautauqua Fine Arts Center
10/24 f Fergus Falls, MN @ Fergus Falls Performing Arts Center
10/25 sa Red Wing, MN @ TB Sheldon Theatre
10/26 su Grand Rapids, MN @ Reif Center
10/30 th Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits
10/31 f Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum
11/13 th New Haven, CT @ Cafe 9
11/14 f Manchester, NH @ Dana Center, Saint Anselm College
11/15 sa Randolph, VT @ Chandler Performing Arts Center
11/16 su West Hartford, CT @ First Church of Christ
celebrate today's release of the oh so wild ride that is ... And Star Power by sharing the new video for second single, "Coulda Been My Love." Aptly described by Pitchfork, "Foxygen have become increasingly assured and accomplished songwriters, outfitting standouts like 'Coulda Been My Love' . . . not just with silken soft-focus melodies and heavenly harmonies, but ever-evolving arrangements that steer the songs into surprising, splendorous new directions without losing the throughline." Watch the visual representation for "Coulda Been My Love," directed by Grant Singer, and catch the nine-piece Star Power band at the very top of their game throughout North America over the next two weeks.
WATCH FOXYGEN'S "COULDA BEEN MY LOVE" VIDEO -
"Sam and Rado have rock 'n roll in their blood. It's not something they aspire for, it's who they are. I wanted the video to capture that." - Grant Singer (Director)
FOXYGEN TOUR DATES:
Tue. Oct. 14 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club w/ Dub Thompson
Wed. Oct. 15 - Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 16 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 17 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 18 - Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café w/ Dub Thompson
Mon. Oct. 20 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater w/ Dub Thompson
Tue. Oct. 21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Dub Thompson
Thu. Oct. 23 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre w/ Dub Thompson
Fri. Oct. 24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore w/ Dub Thompson
Sat. Oct. 25 - Orange County, CA @ Beach Goth Festival at The Observatory
Wed. Oct. 29 - Brighton, UK @ Komedia
Thu. Oct. 30 - Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
Fri. Oct. 31 - London, UK @ Village Underground
Sat. Nov. 1 - Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Music Festival Paris
Mon. Nov. 3 - Brussels, BE @ Botanique
Tue. Nov. 4 - Amsterdam, NE @ Tolhuistuin
Wed. Nov. 5 - Berlin, DE @ Frannz
Thu. Nov. 6 - Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
Sun. Nov. 9 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
"Intersections, a lush, affecting record serving as a culmination of a decade spent relentlessly touring and writing" - Pitchfork
Building upon an already busy summer that saw Into It. Over It. take the stage at Lollapalooza and tour relentlessly in support of the breakout album Intersections, Weiss and co are poised to hit the road for another run of dates that will see them on the road through early November. In addition to multiple headline dates with Foxing and Kittyhawk, Into It. Over It. will join Mineral for the legendary Texas band's reunion tour. Making time along the way for performances at FEST 13 in Gainesville, FL, Pygmalion Festival in Champaign-Urbana, IL, and a soldout show with American Football at Webster Hall in New York City this October.
Recorded at the legendary Soma Electronic Music Studios by producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine), Into It. Over It.'s new album Intersections was released in late 2013 and has been labeled "a breath of fresh air" by Stereogum, and described by The AV Club as Weiss' most "self-assured" album to date. Alternative Press praised the album and its "clever wordplay" in a 4 of 5 star review and lauded by SPIN for its "raw and natural" feel.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
* = With Mineral
17 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
18 - Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
19 - Billings, MT - Railyard Ale House
22 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent *
24 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy *
25 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy *
26 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House *
27 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom *
28 - El Paso, TX - The Lowbrow Palace
Oct 31 - Nov 02 - Gainesville, FL - Fest 13
03 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade *
04 - Greensboro, NC - The Blind Tiger *
THE GLITCH MOB NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR DATES
10/13/14 - Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland - Kansas City, MO
10/15/14 - 7 Flags - Des Moines, IA
10/16/14 - Myth - St. Paul, MN
10/17/14 - Aragon Ballroom - Chicago, IL
10/18/14 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO
10/19/14 - Orpheum Theatre - Madison, WI
10/21/14 - The LC Pavilion - Columbus, OH
10/22/14 - Royal Oak Music Hall - Royal Oak, MI
10/23/14 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
10/24/14 - Danforth Music Hall - Toronto, ON
10/25/14 - Metropolis - Montreal, QC
10/28/14 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RH
10/29/14 - House of Blues - Boston, MA
10/30/14 - State Theatre - Portland, ME
10/31/14 - Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
11/1/14 - Hammerstein Ballroom - New York, NY
11/2/14 - Echostage - Washington DC
12/30/14 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - New York, NY
12/31/14 - Republic - New Orleans, LA
2013 was Carbon Leaf’s most ambitious year yet as a fully independent band, releasing two full-length albums, Ghost Dragon Attacks Castle and Constellation Prize six months apart from each other.
For 2014, the band is taking a quick breath to look back at their 2004 album, Indian Summer, by celebrating it’s 10-year anniversary with a complete re-recording and a 50 city tour this fall.
Lead vocalist Barry Privett:
“The timing was perfect since we had just come off of 5 album releases back-to-back since leaving the label in 2010. We were ruminating on what the next batch of songs would look like when we realized Indian Summer was going to be 10 years old this fall! We wanted to acknowledge the album’s anniversary, as it was a fan-favorite and a very seminal album for us. There was only one problem - our former label owned the master recording, so we were pretty limited as to what we could do. However, we owned the songs, and after doing a little digging through the contract, we found a work-around that opened up an opportunity for us to simply re-record the album anew, so that’s what we did. Now, we have a great way of celebrating an album that helped us widen our audience, while putting Indian Summer back under the band’s wing again.
“We left our label in 2010, partly so that we could adopt a more rigorous release schedule and not wait to release an album every 2 years. We wanted to see how far we could push ourselves musically so we set about a rigorous agenda for writing, recording, releasing and touring. With 5 projects released since 2010, plus the Curious George II soundtrack for Universal and U.S. tours behind them all, it’s been an intense time to say the least, so looking back at some of the music that shaped our career earlier on, while trying to crawl into that creative space you were in back then but with fresh eyes and ears, is very gratifying. We think fans are going to really enjoy Indian Summer Revisited.”
2013 has been a prolific year for Carbon Leaf as they release their second full-length album, CONSTELLATION PRIZE, in September behind their 50 city “JUMP IN OR FALL”U.S. Tour.
The band’s autonomous spirit in returning to their roots of recording and producing independently – from their own studio – and releasing their music directly to fans, has rekindled their creative output and inspired them to release more music and with greater frequency. Since 2010 the band has released 5 independent albums – why wait two years for an album cycle?
This year kicked off with GHOST DRAGON ATTACKS CASTLE, a 12-song collection of Celtic-inspired, original tunes, and is already a fan favorite, debuting at #15 on the Billboard Top New Artist Album (2/24/13) and #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart (2/24/13)].
Sixth months later, Carbon Leaf’s 11th album CONSTELLATION PRIZE, explores American roots and folk, with 10 tracks ranging in tone from bluegrass and Appalachia, to country, rock and some more languid, extended jams. It is an eloquent and sweet musing on the threads that keep our hearts intact as we wisen and grow with age, and ponder what is waiting in the unknown beyond our friends, family and community. Ultimately it is a call to live well, to love, and to lean in and trust. Constellation Prize also marks the first time working with PledgeMusic, a fan-funding platform akin to Kickstarter, but created exclusively for musicians that allows a more interactive connection between the band and it’s fans. [Check out the funny PledgeMusic videothe band produced!]
Carbon Leaf has been blending Folk, Celtic, Bluegrass, Americana, Rock and Pop traditions into their own sound for 12 albums now, and perhaps their music can be summed up best by the title of one of their earliest releases: “Ether-Electrified Porch Music” -a sound that conveys an aura of warmth, punctuated by diverse instruments including mandolin, upright bass, fiddle, penny whistle, banjo, cello, peddle steel, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, bodhrán and bagpipes.
Now in their 20th year of award-winning recording, this Virginia quintet is consistently traversing America with their nonstop touring schedule, bringing with them an impressive portfolio of achievements, as they continue to produce a steady stream of new music coupled with energetic live-shows throughout North America.
Carbon Leaf debuted as an independent college band in 1993, eventually leading to a recording contract with Vanguard Records in 2004, resulting in three albums during their six years with the label. Along the way, Carbon Leaf has scored hit singles at AAA and Hot AC Radio with “Life Less Ordinary” and “The Boxer”; placed first in the International Songwriting Competition for “The War Was In Color”; was the first independent band to ever win an American Music Award; and in 2010, recorded the music for Universal Pictures Curious George 2 soundtrack. Since then, the band has released a wonderfully received original holiday/winter concept album, Christmas Child, as well the EP How the West was One and a live concert DVD Live, Acoustic…and in Cinemascope!
In celebration of 20 rich years together – and with 12 original records already under their belt – the band has an ever-ambitious slate ahead for new singles and full-album releases going forward.