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THE UNDERTONES release new KEVIN SHIELDS (My Bloody Valentine/Primal Scream) remix of classic 1979 single 'Get Over You'

posted Sep 20, 2016, 5:29 AM by Vu Nguyen

2016 marks the 40th Anniversary of The Undertones and birth of punk, and to celebrate this milestone, Union Square Music are pleased to announce the 2016 vinyl remaster and digital release of the band’s highly acclaimed first two albums; ‘The Undertones – The Undertones’ + ‘The Undertones – Hypnotised’. Released 7th October, both LPs are remastered from the original tapes and produced on 180g heavyweight vinyl with original replicated artwork.

 

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:

 

AUGUST

Fri 26th                    YORK                                     Fibbers                                 

Sat 27th                  STOKE ON TRENT              The Sugarmill                                   

OCTOBER

Thur 20th                SOUTHAMPTON                 Engine Rooms                            

Fri 21st                    BRISTOL                               O2 Academy                                     

Sat 22nd                  LEAMINGTON SPA             The Assembly     

Thur 27th                GATESHEAD                       Sage                                                

Fri 28th                    HOLMFIRTH                         The Picturedrome               SOLD OUT

Sat 29th                  MANCHESTER                    Academy            

NOVEMBER

Fri 11th                    ABERDEEN                          The Garage     

Sat 12th                  GLASGOW                            The Garage          

Sun 13th                 AYR                                        Town Hall         

Thur 17th                BURY ST EDMUNDS          The Apex             

Fri 18th                    NORWICH                             The Waterfront         

Sat 19th                  LONDON                               O2 Forum                   

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Sargent (1/2 of Prince tribute band Princess w/ Maya Rudolph) Release New Video

posted Sep 8, 2016, 3:36 AM by Vu Nguyen

Los Angeles based Sargent has released a video for the track “Waltz (Foolish Desire)” via BUST. The new project from Gretchen Lieberum, who is also known as one half of the Prince tribute band Princess with Maya Rudolph, will be releasing a self-titled debut LP on September 16. The video is a visual representation of the song’s lyrics featuring whimsical animations to accompany “Waltz,” a sweetly wafting ode to unrequited love. The full album, which was co-written and produced with her collaborator Jake Blanton (The Killers, Beck), is abundant in levitating lullabies and heart-ached ballads backed by cabaret-pop born of vintage instruments.
 
Lieberum has earned a name for herself by venturing wherever creativity may take her. Though not classically trained, she was raised on the strains of Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, and Billie Holiday. Given the shorthand she shared with Jake, she would simply hum a melody to him and he would help craft the chords around it on a rickety, old upright piano that would come to be their secret weapon.
 
With Jake leaving to tour with bands such as The Killers, and Gretchen becoming pregnant with her son, Sargent took a hiatus, despite creating many near-completed songs. Long obsessed with Prince, Gretchen and actress-singer Maya Rudolph debuted Princess in 2011. By combining their formidable pipes to cover Prince’s catalog, their sincere fandom in full show, the duo instantly became the most famous Prince cover band on the planet, playing everywhere from Carnegie Hall to The Tonight Show.
 
Cosmically speaking, Gretchen has Prince to thank for Sargent. Years of performing Prince tracks reminded Gretchen that she missed working on her own material. In digging up the Sargent songs and playing them for friends, she was eventually encouraged to release them. Reuniting with Blanton, the duo soon penned new tracks, while fleshing out some older ones, resulting in a self-titled debut album. See a full list of tracks below and stay tuned for more to come from Sargent.
 
Tour Dates

9/27 – New York, NY at Rockwood Music Hall
10/15 – Los Angeles, CA at Hotel Cafe


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Natural Child announce tour dates

posted Sep 8, 2016, 3:33 AM by Vu Nguyen

Okey Dokey
 (9/16) is the latest full-length from Nashville, TN's 
Natural Child. The band's first new music in two years is also the debut release on their new label, Natural Child Records and Tapes. Natural Child started recording the album in Memphis and completed it in Chicago, where they worked alongside Cooper Crain (Cave, Bitchin Bajas)
 
Let’s get a few things about Natural Child out of the way: they’re not retro, not the bastard sons of Lynyrd Skynyrd or ZZ Top, not barnstormers or foot stompers or country-fried bumpkins sharing their latest “stew.” To some they are saviors, to others they’re the soundtrack to countless substance- fueled nights.  To themselves, they’re a rock 'n' roll band, chugging along, in every sense of the word.
 
With Okey Dokey, Natural Child says come on in – give us your tired, your weak, your poor; give us your rockers and rollers and grimy punks and suburban cowboys. Get down how you wanna get down.

Natural Child on tour: 

Sep 17 Nashville, TN @ Little Harpeth
Sep 21 Little Rock, AR @ White Water Tavern
Sep 22 Dallas, TX @ Doublewide
Sep 23 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
Sep 24 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
Sep 26 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Sep 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo
Sep 28 Santa Cruz @ Crepe Place
Sep 29 San Francisco, CA @ Chapel
Sep 30 Reno, NV @ Loving Cup
Oct 1 Nevada City, NV @ Crazy Horse
Oct 3 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Oct 4 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Oct 6 Ft. Collins, CO @ Surfside7
Oct 7 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
Oct 8 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
Oct 20 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
Oct 21 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Oct 22 Asheville, NC @ Mothlight
Nov 2 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
Nov 3 Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
Nov 4 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
Nov 5 Detroit, MI @ El Club
Nov 7 Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
Nov 9 Providence, RI @ Aurora
Nov 10 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
Nov 11 Jersey City, NJ @ Monty Hall
Nov 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
Nov 13 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Nov 14 Harrisonburg, VA @ Golden Pony
Nov 16 Winston-Salem, NC @ Garage
Nov 17 Durham, NC @ Pinhook
Nov 18 Charlotte, NC @ Heist Brewery
Nov 19 Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light

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EDEN Kicks Off US Headline Tour + "drugs" VR Experience

posted Sep 8, 2016, 3:30 AM by Vu Nguyen

Hailing from Dublin, 20-year-old vocalist/producer/multi-instrumentalist EDEN kicks off his North American headline tour today in support of his recently released EP i think you think too much of me via Astralwerks. EDEN will bring his striking visual and energetic live performance to shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, London and more. Tickets on sale now as well as VIP meet & greet upgradesi think you think too much of me is now available at all digital partners as well as in a variety of exclusive physical packages from EDEN's store that reached #1 on iTunes Alternative Charts, #7 on the Top Album Charts and #2 on Billboard's Heatseeker chart.
 
Tying into the tour kick off, EDEN unveils his "drugs" VR Experience, developed and distributed by SAMO in partnership with SB Projects. The experience takes viewers on a visceral journey led by the music, which SAMO abstracted into stunning visuals and a sprawling spatial audio mix to create a one-of-a-kind sensory experience.
 
The video is available in 360 on Facebook and in VR on EDEN's YouTube channel where the experience will utilize not only the 360 video feature but also YouTube's newly available spatial audio capabilities. YouTube has launched the spatial audio feature that is currently available on desktop and Android. The "drugs" VR Experience will be the first experience ever to utilize this feature on the web. The video can also be viewed in VR on Oculus, Milk VR, Jaunt, VRideo, Discovery, Littlstar, Napster and Hulu.
 
EDEN recently premiered the official music video for "drugs" on Pigeons & Planes. "It's not that I wrote the song about this specific storyline, but the idea that things in your life really only mean as much as you let them connects the visuals with the track and the EP in a powerful way. You can watch the video with an outcome in your mind but things are never quite as simple or straightforward as they seem," says EDEN. 
 
Fans were given a taste of the EP earlier this summer with the first single and accompanying video for "sex" which premiered on Consequence of Sound.  The track has already racked up over 4.3 million listens across digital platforms.
 
Ng learned to play violin at age seven at the urging of his parents and through classical training, discovered his natural musicality. He then began learning new instruments on his own and discovered a passion for songwriting. From the bedroom of his childhood home he began to cultivate a large online following, and establish in his own mind the vision for EDEN's future. In August 2015 EDEN made his debut with End Credits and-despite making zero effort to promote it-soon found the EP gaining major attention and ultimately amassing more than 30 million streams as well as selling out his first US tour. That momentum continued to build as EDEN released a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" in November 2015, a soulfully cinematic track that hit #1 on HypeM's popular chart and racked up a million cumulative streams in one week.
  
US + CANADIAN TOUR DATES

Sept 9                  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Sept 11                Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Sept 14                San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Sept 16                 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
Sept 20                Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock
Sept 22                Austin, TX @ The Parish
Sept 23                Dallas, TX @ House of Blues - Cambridge Room
Sept 25                 Houston, TX @ House of Blues - Bronze Peacock
Sept 27                 St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Sept 29                Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Oct 1                      Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Oct 4                     Toronto, Ontario @ The Mod Club Theatre
Oct 5                      Montreal, Quebec @ La Sala Rossa
Oct 7                      New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Oct 10                   Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry at The Fillmore
Oct 11                   Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Oct 13                   Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Oct 14                   Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
Oct 15                   Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
Oct 17                   Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits Live
Oct 20                   Orlando, FL @ The Social
Oct 21                   Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Oct 22                   Fort Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room
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Against Me! Release "333" Video Directed by Ione Skye & Starring Natasha Lyonne ("Orange Is The New Black")

posted Sep 5, 2016, 2:36 PM by Vu Nguyen

Celebrated American rock band Against Me! are excited to present the brand new music video for “333” taken from its highly anticipated forthcoming studio album titled Shape Shift With Me. Directed by Ione Skye and starring her friend of 20 years, Natasha Lyonne of Orange Is The New Black, as well as Welsh actor Andrew Howard who plays an electric, 1960s-inspired husband, the video for “333” illuminates a push/pull relationship between repression and free sexuality that speaks for the tension found within the song itself. “This project attracted a lot of talented people: an incredible director of photography, producer, costume designer, editor and set designer,” Skye mentions. “I felt very supported and inspired.” Check out the new music video for “333” over at YouTube

Being released on the band’s label Total Treble (in partnership with INgrooves) and serving as the follow up to the critically acclaimed Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Shape Shift With Me is now available for pre-order on Amazon (
LP, CD) and iTunes where instant downloads of album tracks “333” and “Haunting, Haunted, Haunts,” a song Rolling Stone recently deemed “a rollicking, swaggering stomper,” are now being offered for those who purchase the album ahead of its Friday, September 16 release.

Additionally, the band has announced its upcoming North American fall tour dates that will both include headline appearances and dates with Bad Religion and Dave Hause. A full listing of dates can be found below with tickets and information on Against Me!’s official website,
http://www.againstme.net.

Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace recently announced the release of her upcoming memoir titled TRANNY: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. Set for release on November 15, 2016 through Hachette Books, TRANNY is a searing account of Grace’s search for identity and true self. The highly anticipated book also reveals the struggles and victories that the artist experienced in her quest for gender transition. Written with Noisey editor Dan Ozzi and illuminated by Grace’s never-before-published journal entries reaching back to childhood, TRANNY is an intensely personal and revelatory look inside her struggles with identity and addiction. Grappling with everything from sex, drugs, failed marriages, music, and soul of a punk rock star, this memoir paints a vivid portrait of one of the most revolutionary transgender icons of our time.


Recorded, mixed and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day) at Rancho Recordo, Shape Shift With Me, Against Me!’s seventh full length album, has the distinction of the first album frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It’s an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace’s songwriting for the past 20 years.


“Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it’s infinitely relevant,” Grace says. “For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That’s what I ended up being drawn to this time. It’s writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations.”


As such, Shape Shift With Me is a loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator. But even though she was opening herself up to new songwriting topics, she knew what her mission was from the start.


“Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective?” she asks rhetorically. “There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville and the Streets’ A Grand Don’t Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There’s been an infinite amount of records talking about what love means from a cisgender perspective. I wanted to present the trans perspective on sex, love and heartbreak.”


With Grace’s new motivation came a new outlook on the band, as well. Previous albums found the songwriting process to be a largely solitary experience, but she embraced the spirit of collaboration for Shape Shift With Me—so much so that when Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers sent her some demos of songs he was working on for another project, she became inspired and ended up co-writing “Boyfriend” and “Norse Truth,” two of the album’s most memorable tracks, with him.


“It was just about opening up to whatever comes my way karmically,” Grace says. “Whatever everyone in the band is willing to offer, I just wanted to be open to it. I didn’t want it to be like what it was in the past where it may have felt closed. I want it to be different.”


In a career already full of classic punk records, Shape Shift With Me feels like the definitive Against Me! album—it’s poppy and catchy (“Rebecca,” “Suicide Bomber”), aggressive and in-your-face (“ProVision L-3,” “Dead Rats”), sentimental and longing [Crash,” “All This (And More”)]. Moreover, it’s the culmination of four years of existence as Laura Jane Grace—there’s no going back now, so she might as well embrace it.


“While I’ve always wanted the moon and the stars, I have a certain amount of humbleness,” she admits. “I just want to play shows and make records and write songs. That’s what I’ve always wanted to do. Of course I always want the biggest and best things for those shows and records and songs, but when it comes down to it, I just love doing it. I have no other ambitions or career goals.”


Against Me! will be making the following North American headline appearances as well as touring with Bad Religion and Dave Hause this fall. Dates below with more headline shows to be announced soon.


SEPTEMBER
14 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache #
15 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre #
17 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade In-Store 
18 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall #
19 – Boston, MA – Royale #
20 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall #
21 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda #
23 – Chicago, IL – Goose Island 312 Block Party
24 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom #
25 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre #
27 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street #
28 – Providence, RI – Fete (Lounge) #
29 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground #
30 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom *

OCTOBER
01 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount *
03 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
04 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
05 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore *
06 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring *
07 – Charlottesville, VA – Champion Brewing Company #
08 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte *
09 – Atlanta, GA – The Buckhead Theatre *
11 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues-Orlando * 
12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Landing *
14 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live *
15 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater *
16 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues-Dallas *
18 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland *
20 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue *
21 – Las Vegas, NV – The Foundry Hall @ SLS *
24 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater *
25 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore #
26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo *
27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre *
29 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades *
30 – San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre *

NOVEMBER
03 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre *
04 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Palladium *

# = headline show
* = w/ Bad Religion, Dave Hause
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The Kills on tour now

posted Sep 5, 2016, 2:32 PM by Vu Nguyen


Photo Credit - Kenneth Cappello
The Kills (Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart) released their fifth full-length album, Ash & Ice earlier this summer.

The Kills continue to tour the globe and kick off their tour in the US tonight. All upcoming North American dates below - tickets are on sale now.

The Kills Tour Dates

9/7        Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
9/8        Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
9/9        Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
9/11      St Louis, MO - LouFest
9/12      New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
9/13      Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theater
9/14      Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
9/16      Madison, WI - Live on King Street
9/17      Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
9/18      Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
9/20      Portland, ME - State Theatre
9/21      Montreal, QC - Metropolis
9/23      New York, NY - Terminal 5

Ash & Ice is available now on 2xLP, CD, and digital download
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Jah Wobble & The Invaders of the Heart Announce First North American Tour Dates In A Decade

posted Aug 25, 2016, 5:39 AM by Vu Nguyen

Jah Wobble has previously announced both his first U.S tour in over a decade and the upcoming release of a new album from Jah Wobble And The Invaders Of The Heart, Everything Is No Thing, on August 26.  Today the album is available to both stream and download. 
 
Jah Wobble has also made the track "Cosmic Love" available to stream as well.  

The US tour kicks off September 21 at New York City's Bowery Ballroom and concludes October 2 at The Echoplex in Los Angeles.  Among other markets the tour also hits ChicagoSeattle and Washington, DC - the full tour is listed below. 

Since his emergence with PiL in 1978, Jah Wobble has created one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic discographies of any musician. Drawing on musical styles such as dub, jazz and world music he continues to carve a unique and very charismatic niche throughout the world.   With Everything Is No Thing Jah Wobble has made an original and audacious aural masterpiece.
 
The album was co produced by legendary producer Youth who noted Everything Is No Thing was "one of the most favorite sessions I've ever done and a great honor to work with this unique and influential artist."
 
The Invaders Of The Heart "firm" is Marc Layton-Bennett on drums, George King on Keys and Martin Cheung on guitar.Further contributions come from Auroraproviding vocals on Cosmic Love, Sean Corby on trumpet and Doxus who plays sax and "just about steals the show" for Jah Wobble.  Everything Is No Thingalso gave him the chance to put his bass to Tony Allen's drums, an artist Jah Wobble had wanted to work with for years. Finally, following Youth's suggestion, the legendary Nick Turner (Hawkwind) completes the highly accomplished line up.
 
Jah Wobble, a talented painter, also created the Everything Is No Thing front cover,  explaining, "I often paint strange geometrical shapes. It sort of co-relates to my bass playing."

Jah Wobble 2016 US Tour Dates

9/21 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
9/22 - Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
9/23 - Washington, DC - Rock and Roll Hotel
9/24 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
9/25 - St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
9/28 - Seattle, WA - The Crocodile
9/29 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
10/2 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex  

Pre order Everything Is No Thing via Amazon or iTunes. 
 
 Everything Is No Thing track listing
  1.     Cosmic Blueprint
  2.     Cosmic Love
  3.     Deposition
  4.     Infinity In The Void
  5.     Mandala
  6.     Freedom Principle
  7.     Symmetrical / Asymmetrical
  8.     We-Me
  9.     Everything Is No Thing
  10.     Spheres , Spirals & Pyramids 
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ENTRANCE Announces US Tour w/ Beach House | "Promises" EP Out 9/16!

posted Jul 28, 2016, 7:04 AM by Vu Nguyen

ENTRANCE
is excited to be joining Beach House in August for some select US tour dates.  The month long trek comes as ENTRANCE’s Guy Blakeslee gears up for the September 16th release of a new four-song ENTRANCE EP Promises via his recently inked deal with Thrill Jockey. 
 
The Promises EP serves as the beginning of a new phase for Blakeslee’s ENTRANCE.  He resurrected the pioneering solo project when he signed with Thrill Jockey earlier this year, intent on releasing music that reflected his creative rebirth.  Blakeslee will be following the EP in early 2017 with a new full-length ENTRANCE studio album.
 
In the meantime, the LA based Baltimore native is looking forward to reuniting with some old friends when he hits the road on August 8th.  The upcoming tour will feature Blakeslee on his own, however he’s in the process of assembling some incredible players to join him in ENTRANCE for the near future.  Confirmed dates are below and you can check out the radio edit of “Promises
HERE.
 
Aug. 8 | Knitting Factory | Boise ID
Aug. 9 | Knitting Factory | Spokane, WA
Aug. 10 | Wilma Theatre | Missoula, MT
Aug. 12 | The District | Sioux Falls, SD
Aug. 14 | Englert Theatre | Iowa City, IA
Aug. 16 | Deluxe | Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 17 | Headliners | Louisville, KY
Aug. 19 | Blue Note | Columbia, MO
Aug. 20 | Uptown Theater | Kansas City, MO
Aug. 22 | Ogden Theatre | Denver, CO
Aug. 24 | House of Blues | Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 26 | Theatre at the Ace | Los Angeles, CA
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KT Tunstall Announces New Album 'KIN' To Be Released September 9th

posted Jul 15, 2016, 6:54 AM by Vu Nguyen

KT Tunstall returns with an explosive 11 track collection of songs on her fifth studio album
KIN to be released September 9th  on Caroline Records. The album will be available for pre-order at all participating retailers.

Two years ago, KT Tunstall thought she was done with music: "As an artist I feel like I died," she says. "I stopped. I gave up. I didn't want to do it anymore." She put her stuff in storage and bought a little house in Venice Beach, California and enrolled in the Sundance Institute's elite Film Composers Lab. It was a turning point in her life.

Two years later KIN was born. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Fitz and the Tantrums, Air, M83 and more), and written and recorded by KT in LA, it exemplifies the very best of guitar pop. "The truth is, I've finally made peace with being a pop songwriter," KT says. "This record was very much embracing my dharma as an artist, which is to write positive songs that have muscle, but also show their vulnerability."

It has been over ten years since KT released her multi-platinum debut, Eye To The Telescope, and in KIN, KT sees its full bodied and blooded follow up. The album's new focused sound is exemplified by the teaser track 'Evil Eye'; a stripped back, primal rock 'n' roll track that seeded the whole record. The album's lead single 'Maybe It's A Good Thing' shows KT in top form: a moment in life captured in a bright, powerful pop song with an irresistible and unforgettable melody.

The diverse collection also includes a duet with KT fan James Bay, the raucous rebellion of 'It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am', 'Run On Home', the call to arms of 'Hard Girls', and the beautiful album closer 'Love Is An Ocean'.

Amazon will have limited signed copies of KIN available while supplies last. In addition, Barnes & Noble will have an exclusive, limited edition colored vinyl version of KIN, again while supplies last.

KT has released five albums internationally, to date: Eye to the Telescope (2004), KT Tunstall's Acoustic Extravaganza (2006), Drastic Fantastic (2007), Tiger Suit (2010) and Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013). Her music has also figured prominently in film and television including The Devil Wear's Prada, Grey's Anatomy, Winter's Tale and many more. She has won a BRIT Award, an Ivor Novello Award and earned both Grammy and Mercury Prize nominations.

KIN full track listing:

1. Hard Girls
2. Turned A Light On
3. Maybe It's A Good Thing
4. Evil Eye
5. It Took Me So Long To Get Here, But Here I Am
6. On My Star
7. Two Way
8. Run On Home
9. KIN
10. Everything Has Its Shape
11. Love Is An Ocean

US Tour Dates:

September 14 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
September 15 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, ONT
September 17 Royale Boston, MA
September 18 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
September 19 Irving Plaza New York, NY
September 21 House of Blues Chicago, IL
September 22 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
September 23 Barrymore Theatre Madison, WI
September 24 Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis, MN
September 27 The Crocodile Seattle, WA
September 28 Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
September 29 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
October 2 House of Blues San Diego, CA
October 3 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA

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Broken Social Scene Announce Live Dates in Chicago and New York

posted Jul 13, 2016, 8:18 PM by Vu Nguyen


Broken Social Scene 2016 -
credit: Kevin Drew
Toronto, Canada's Broken Social Scene has announced their first shows together as a band since 2011. These select shows are the only opportunities for fans to see the beloved reunited band in 2016. The dates are:

7/14/16      Chicago, IL @ The Metro (Pitchfork Festival pre-show)
7/15/16      Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Festival
7/21/16      Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/22/16      New York, NY @ Panorama Festival
9/2/16        Ireland @ Electric Picnic
9/3/16        England @ Festival No. 6
9/4/16        England @ End Of The Road Festival

The band's set at this year's Pitchfork Festival will also be livestreamed on Friday July 15th. Check Pitchfork.com for timing.

Broken Social Scene has also begun to work on new songs together, recording their first new material as a group since the release of 2010's critically-loved Forgiveness Rock Record. More details will be revealed soon.

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