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August 3, 2020 – Santa Monica, CA – South Korean superstar quartet BLACKPINK have announced an August 28 release date for the second single off their massively anticipated debut album. Set for release via YG Entertainment/Interscope Records, the upcoming track will include a surprise feature yet to be announced.

BLACKPINK’s first full-length studio effort, due out October 2nd, will feature “How You Like That” — a trap-pop anthem that surpassed a staggering 100 million streams on Spotify in under a month. Merch bundles for the album available now at BLACKPINK’s website.

Pre-save the single HERE.

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Dust-to-Digital: The Harry Smith B-Sides, a four-CD box set [Release: Oct. 16]

Dust-to-Digital has announced the October 16th release of The Harry Smith B-Sides.
68 years after Folkways Records published Harry Smith’s legendary six-LP series entitled the Anthology of American Folk Music, Dust-to-Digital present The Harry Smith B-Sides, a resonant listening experience and the closing of a collector’s circle.
Sequenced in the identical order that Smith created, The Harry Smith B-Sides offers the flip-side of each record selected for the original Anthology of American Folk Music.
The Harry Smith B-Sides will be released as a four-CD box set.

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Harry Smith, 1968.
Credit: Courtesy John Cohen Archives

In 1952, Folkways Records published the legendary six-LP series entitled the Anthology of American Folk Music, compiled by eccentric record collector, filmmaker, artist, and anthropologist Harry Smith. Many historians cite Smith’s reissue, with its recordings of country, blues, and gospel music from the 1920s and ‘30s, and its booklet containing idiosyncratic liner notes, esoteric artwork, and handmade design as a major impetus for the folk music revival of the 1950s and ‘60s.
68 years later, The Harry Smith B-Sides offers both a resonant listening experience and the closing of a collector’s circle. Sequenced in the identical order that Smith created, this new box set offers the flip-side of each record selected by Smith for the original Anthology of American Folk Music.
Essays by John CohenLance Ledbetter, and Eli Smith.

Transcriptions and annotations for each track by more than 80 artists, writers, and musicians that have been inspired by Harry Smith's work including Daniel BachmanDevendra BanhartSarah BryanRosanne CashDom FlemonsSteve GunnWill OldhamAmanda PetrusichSteve RodenArt RosenbaumNathan Salsburg, and Peter Stampfel.

Newly-remastered audio under license from Gennett Records, Paramount Records, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group.
This four-CD box set represents a mirror image of the Anthology of American Folk Music’s tracklist. However, the producers have omitted the following tracks due to lyrics containing racist language: track 5 on disc 1, track 4 on disc 2, and track 16 on disc 4. Full tracklist below.

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Andrew and Jim Baxter
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The Carter Family
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Los Angeles, CA – Travel back in time to a carefree Labor Day weekend in 1982, when The B-52s: Live At The US Festival comes to DVD and digital platforms on September 4th, from Shout! Factory. The performance features all five founding band members, and the film is dedicated to Ricky Wilson, who passed away 5 years after the US Festival performance. In brand-new interviews included in The B-52s: Live At The US Festival, band members Fred Schneider, Kate Pierson, and Cindy Wilson talk about Ricky, and what he meant to their unique sound, along with memories of performing at the US Festival.

Dance this mess around with the all-time, good-time party band The B-52s in a wild and unforgettable live performance. This hour-long set, recorded at the inaugural US Festival in 1982, had the crowd dancing from start to finish, and was considered to be one of the best of the entire festival.

"It was hot as hell in the desert but as soon as we got going we had the audience dancing up a dust storm,” says Fred Schneider.

This rare footage shows off the joyous energy and unique spirit that has been a hallmark of their music and live performances for over 40 years.

Packed with 13 hits and favorites from the group’s early years, including “Rock Lobster,” “Planet Claire,” Private Idaho,” and others, Live At US Festival is the first-ever live concert DVD release from The B-52s’ classic era, and a tasty slice of rock history that’s an absolute must-see for anyone who likes to party out of bounds!

The B-52s: Live At The US Festival is available for pre-order now at Shoutfactory.com and amazon.com.

Party Out Of Bounds
Give Me Back My Man                                                                               
Planet Claire
Throw That Beat In The Garbage Can                            
Big Bird
52 Girls
Dance This Mess Around
Private Idaho
Rock Lobster
Strobe Light
About Shout! Factory
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Studios, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.

About The B-52s
Selling over 20 million albums worldwide, The B-52s—Fred Schneider [vocals], Kate Pierson [vocals], Cindy Wilson [vocals], — have quietly impacted alternative music, fashion, and culture over the course of four-plus decades. They count John Lennon, Madonna, James Murphy, and Michael Stipe among their disciples. Panic! At The Disco, Blood Orange, The Offspring, Pitbull, Roger Sanchez, and DJ Shadow have sampled classics from the band’s discography as Seth MacFarlane’s Family GuyThe Simpsons, Sugarland, and more offered up covers of their own. They inched towards the forefront of the post-punk movement in America codified by 1979’s self-titled The B-52s. Not only did the record go gold, but it also placed at #152 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” and #99 on VH1’s “Greatest Albums of All Time.” The gold-selling Wild Planet arrived hot on its heels in 1980. With Keith Strickland brilliantly filling the void in with music composition and live show guitar duties, 1989’s watershed Cosmic Thing elevated the B-52s to another galaxy altogether. It moved 5 million-plus units and spawned a string of Top 10 smashes in the form of the GRAMMY®-nominated “Roam” and “Love Shack”—which Rolling Stone lauded on the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

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Peaches Shares Interpretation Of T. Rex's "Solid Gold, Easy Action" From Hal Willner-Produced Homage

Peaches Shares Interpretation Of T. Rex's "Solid Gold, Easy Action" From Hal Willner-Produced Homage

26-Song Collection Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan And T. Rex Out September 4 On BMG

Peaches has released her interpretation of the T. Rex hit “Solid Gold, Easy Action,” from the Hal Willner-produced “massive, star-studded” (Consequence of Sound) collection AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan and T. Rex, out September 4 on BMG.

Listen here: https://T-Rex.lnk.to/SolidGoldPR

Of all the Bolan versions uncovered so far from this treasure trove, Peaches is perhaps the most radical, but a perfect example of how Bolan’s influence spreads across the musical world. The original 1972 hit was a quick release of electric frustration, while Peaches has created something more electronica and industrial, a cut ‘n’ paste feel as the track develops that suits the musical traditions of its recording location of Berlin. Nevertheless, Bolan’s gender-fluid, glam persona also plots a straight line to Peaches who has spent the past two decades upending stereotypes and challenging social norms while championing issues of gender equality and sexual identity with biting wit and fearless originality. "Solid Gold, Easy Action" joins the artists together over time and genres.

Says Peaches, “Hal and I always wanted to work on music together and when this came up, Hal was hellbound on getting me involved. He came to Berlin and set me up with Budgie (Siouxsie and the Banshees) and Knox Chandler . Then I went to NYC to mix with Hal and Marc (Urselli). I’m grateful to have had this time with Hal and that’s mainly why this track means so much to me."

“Solid Gold, Easy Action” is the fifth song to be released from Angelheaded Hipster, following Joan Jett’s "Jeepster," Kesha’s “Children of the Revolution,” Devendra Banhart’s “Scenescof” and Nick Cave’s “Cosmic Dancer.” Each of the 26 tracks on Angelheaded Hipster was produced by the acclaimed Hal Willner, who passed away from COVID-19 in April. Willner had previously served as the Saturday Night Live sketch music producer for nearly 40 years, produced albums for Lou Reed, Marianne Faithfull and William S. Burroughs, and concept albums drawing upon the music of Thelonious Monk, Kurt Weill, vintage Disney films and others.

For AngelHeaded Hipster, Willner brought together a wide-ranging cast to reimagine Bolan’s greatest songs - Jett, Kesha, Banhart and Cave plus Marc Almond, Børns, Helga Davis, Perry Farrell, Elysian Fields, Gavin Friday, Emily Haines, Jesse Harris, King Khan, Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl, Maria McKee, Father John Misty, John Cameron Mitchell, Gaby Moreno, Nena, Beth Orton, Peaches, Todd Rundgren, Lucinda Williams, Victoria Williams With Julian Lennon and U2 Feat. Elton John. AngelHeaded Hipster will be available on CD, LP and digital.

Hal Willner worked on AngelHeaded Hipster for several years, with sessions spanning continents, from New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans, to London, Paris and Berlin. The project was conceived and executive produced by Bill Curbishley and Ethan Silverman. Kate Hyman had the creative vision to ask Willner to produce it.

Marc Bolan was a folk pop troubadour, Glam Rock’s metal guru, a pop star who burned as bright as any, a brilliant guitarist, style icon and poet. He has been famously cited as a major influence by some of the biggest names in music, from David Bowie to Johnny Marr. He died in 1977 aged just 29, after a car crash in London.

AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs Of Marc Bolan and T.Rex


1. Children Of The Revolution - Kesha

2. Cosmic Dancer - Nick Cave

3. Jeepster - Joan Jett

4. Scenescof - Devendra Banhart

5. Life’s A Gas - Lucinda Williams

6. Solid Gold, Easy Action - Peaches

7. Dawn Storm - Børns

8. Hippy Gumbo - Beth Orton

9. I Love To Boogie - King Khan

10. Beltane Walk - Gaby Moreno

11. Bang A Gong (Get It On) - U2 feat. Elton John

12. Diamond Meadows - John Cameron Mitchell

13. Ballrooms Of Mars - Emily Haines

14. Main Man - Father John Misty

15. Rock On - Perry Farrell

16. The Street and Babe Shadow - Elysian Fields

17. The Leopards - Gavin Friday

18. Metal Guru - Nena

19. Teenage Dream - Marc Almond

20. Organ Blues - Helga Davis

21. Planet Queen - Todd Rundgren

22. Great Horse - Jessie Harris

23. Mambo Sun - Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl

24. Pilgrim’s Tale - Victoria Williams with Julian Lennon

25. Bang A Gong (Get It On) Reprise - David Johansen

26. She Was Born To Be My Unicorn / Ride A White Swan - Maria McKee & Gavin Friday

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Twitter: https://T-Rex.lnk.to/AngelTW

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Allen Stone discusses religion, fatherhood and more on new podcast, 'Eric Krasno Plus One'



 "The one thing about corporate religion I wish they'd incorporate is: 'we don't know!'
I would be so quick to go to a church if a pastor was like,
man, I've got no idea what happens after death." 
- Allen Stone

Allen Stone joins award-winning guitarist/producer Eric Krasno on his special new podcast series. Presented by Osiris Media, ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE sees the renowned musician hosting a one-of-a-kind interview series exploring the lives and work of some of his closest friends and musical collaborators.

In Episode 17 of Plus One, Krasno talks with soul singer and bandleader Allen Stone. The son of a preacher, Stone describes how singing in church from the age of three built his musical chops for years before he was exposed to secular music. Once he heard Stevie Wonder's InnerVisions as a teenager, Stone had found the sound he wanted to emulate. Echoes of Wonder's and other R&B legends can be heard in each of Stone's four records.

Krasno and Stone also discuss fatherhood, the lifelong search for contentment with the touring life, and what they tell up-and-coming artists when they're asked for advice.

Eric Krasno Plus One is available on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And check out the podcast Festival Circuit: New Orleans, a new podcast about the music of New Orleans and the Jazz Fest from Osiris Media.

Upcoming episodes of Plus One include Phil Lesh, Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), Nigel Hall, and more. 

About Eric Krasno:
For nearly two decades, Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music, from his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded) to his GRAMMY® Award-winning work as a producer and songwriter for artists like Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone, to name but a few. As if that weren’t enough, the New York-based artist has proven an invaluable session player and touring musician alongside the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer, Oteil & Friends, and The Roots.

Along with their work together on stage and in the studio, Krasno has spent countless hours sharing stories with these incredible artists and these intimate moments have become some of his most cherished memories. ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE now allows fans everywhere to join behind-the-scenes conversations, with topics spanning early inspirations to discussions about the state of the music industry, the challenges of life on the road, and much more. For music, upcoming tour dates, and additional information, please visit www.erickrasno.com.

Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.

Ep 1: Dave Matthews (OUT NOW)
Ep 2: Laura Lee (OUT NOW)
Ep 3. Marcus King (OUT NOW)
Ep 4: Chris Robinson (OUT NOW)
Ep 5: Emily King (OUT NOW)
Ep 6: John Mayer (OUT NOW)
Ep 7: Mac Ayres (OUT NOW)
Ep 8: John Scofield (OUT NOW)
Ep 9: Alan Evans (OUT NOW)
Ep 10: Derek Trucks (OUT NOW)
Ep. 11: Questlove Part 1 (OUT NOW)
Ep. 12: Questlove Part 2 (OUT NOW)
Ep. 13: Adam Deitch (OUT NOW)
Ep. 14: Ivan Neville (OUT NOW)
Ep. 15: Billy Strings (OUT NOW)
Ep. 16: Don Was (OUT NOW)
Ep. 17: Allen Stone (AIRS TODAY)
Ep. 18: Cochemea
Ep. 19: Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic)
Ep. 20: Phil Lesh
Ep. 21: Nigel Hall
Ep. 22: Danny Mayer
Ep. 23: Jeff Bhasker


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July 31, 2020 (Los Angeles, CA) - NEIL YOUNG released “Lookin’ For A Leader 2020” from the recent Porch Episode of his acclaimed Fireside Sessions livestream series today. The song can be heard and viewed exclusively on Neil Young Archives. Originally released on the 2006 masterpiece LIVING WITH WARthis lyrically revised and impassioned update is squarely aimed at the problems we currently face.

The track was recorded during the lock-down – live, immediate and raw as emotionally intended. “Lookin’ For A Leader 2020” is available digitally now through Neil Young Archives and all DSP's. Click here to stream and here to view and share the video.

“Lookin’ For A Leader 2020”

Leaders walk among us
and I hope they hear our call.
Maybe it’s a woman
or a black man after all.
Lookin’ for a leader
to bring our country home,
reunite the red white and blue
before it turns to stone.

Lookin’ for somebody
With the strength to take it on;
keep us safe together
and make this country strong.
Walkin’  among our people
There’s someone to lead us on;
lead a rainbow of colors
in a broken world gone wrong.

Yeah, we had Barack Obama
and we really need him now.
The man who stood behind him
has to take his place somehow.
America has a leader
building walls around our house.
He don’t know black lives matter
and we got to vote him out.

We got our election,
but corruption has a chance
We got to have a big win
to regain confidence.
America is beautiful
but she has an ugly side.
We’re lookin’ for a leader
in this country far and wide.

Just like his big new fence,
this president’s goin’ down.
America’s movin’ forward.
You can feel it in every town.
Scared of his own shadow,
building walls around our house,
he’s hidin’ in his bunker;
something else to lie about.

We don’t need a leader
building walls around our house
who don’t know black lives matter
and it’s time to vote him out!
We’re lookin’ for a leader
with The Great Spirit on his side;
lookin’ for a leader
in this country far and wide.
Lookin’ for a leader
with The Great Spirit on his side.

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HINDS Share Cover of The Clash's "Spanish Bombs"


The Prettiest Curse out now on Mom + Pop
(Photo Credit: Rodrigo Autric)

Praise for Hinds + A Prettiest Curse:

"a capitulation to the bright commerciality their music has harbored...fun and rebellious, like a glitter bomb detonated in a stuffy conference room." - The New Yorker

"Hinds got its start playing sharp, driving rock and roll and its sound only gets more polished and wider ranging on its third album, The Prettiest Curse...these songs have purpose and playfulness and also a real undercurrent of righteous indignation. It's a great record." - NPR Music

"The third album from these cool Spanish garage-rock primitivists adds a sweet sun-bleached studio haze to their sound, making for spacey songs that never lack for sass, bite, or beauty." - Rolling Stone

"the Spanish garage rockers swing for the fences with a big, arena-friendly new sound." - Pitchfork

"Hinds always bring sweeping joy to their jangly rock music, and their latest album, The Prettiest Curse, is no exception.” - The Wall Street Journal Magazine

"As a project, one that truly blooms from its floor-to-ceiling sound, it is also Hinds’ most realized music yet." - NYLON

“their best work to date." - Paste Magazine (8.5/10)

“the Madrid quartet take a turn towards a cleaner garage pop sound...the tightest LP from the band yet." - Consequence of Sound

"Without a doubt, The Prettiest Curse is some of Hinds’ most pop-leaning work...the punk attitude that initially made fans fall in love with the band is still very much there, and it’s heard in the cool vocal delivery and the explosive, glimmering guitars." - Billboard

Beloved Madrid band Hinds released their glorious beast of a third album, The Prettiest Curse, last month on Mom + Pop to critical acclaim from the likes of The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal Magazine, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The FADER, NYLON, and many more. Today the band shares more new music: a cover of The Clash’s “Spanish Bombs.” Check it out now HERE and read about the band’s inspiration behind covering the track below. 

“we've always loved doing covers. maybe 'cause it's the way we started, or maybe because there are so many good songs in the world already that we wish we had written! and we really enjoy hindsifying them heheh. the clash were my mom's forevers favourite band and ade's parents also, so it is always beautiful to connect generations through music.

“as spaniards, we don’t usually get shout outs in songs, like “new york” or “london”, so the clash writing a song about our civil war made us feel honoured. we recorded it the last day of studio, pretty much live, while recording our third album.” 


On The Prettiest Curse, Hinds take a quantum leap forward as a band and shrug off any remaining lo-fi accusations, finally harnessing the full extent of their pop prowess and unleashing songs which sound bigger, bolder, and more complex than anything they have done before, while still remaining true to their girl-gang, garage rock roots. “We have this incredible job, but it’s really transformed the way we live,” says Carlotta Cosials, explaining the album title. “We know we’re not going to stop, so we’ve decided to embrace it—to see this curse as something pretty.” Featuring songs performed in Hinds’ native tongue for the first time, The Prettiest Curse was produced by Jennifer Decilveo and is positively bursting with life, finding Hinds at their very best yet. Purchase, stream and download the album now HERE

Hinds is: Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar), Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Ade Martin (bass), Amber Grimbergen (drums)

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