10/01/2020

CIRCLE JERKS' 'GROUP SEX' TURNS 40 TODAY! Announce Tour & Deluxe Reissue w/ Unreleased Photos, Bonus Recordings & more via Trust Records -- Available October 30

CIRCLE JERKS’ SEMINAL ALBUM GROUP SEX TURNS 40!

TRUST RECORDS ANNOUNCE DELUXE REISSUE INCLUDING:
  • Unreleased photos and anecdotes from Tony Hawk, Mike Patton, Shepard Fairey, Ian MacKaye, Lars Frederiksen & more.
  • Quality repackaging with remastered audio in a limited colored vinyl schema. 
  • Deluxe packaging by Robert Fisher (designer of Nirvana’s Nevermind).
  • Bonus recording of a 1980 rehearsal.


RIOT FEST + EU/UK/JP 2021 ANNIVERSARY TOUR
All Photos By Ed Colver

Trust Records, a new label from punk and industry vets Matt Pincus and Joe Nelson, is thrilled to announce its debut release -- 1980’s landmark, Group Sex -- from Los Angeles hardcore stalwarts, the Circle Jerks. Out October 30, the genre-shaping fifteen minute album was the first release for vocalist Keith Morris (OFF!) after leaving Black Flag and was a key record to the early hardcore punk movement. Backed by Greg Hetson (ex Redd Kross, ex Bad Religion), Lucky Lehrer (ex-Bad Religion, ex-Wasted Youth, ex-Redd Kross) and Roger RogersonGroup Sex is nothing less than a crucial record to the hardcore punk movement. 

Trust Records was formed to give classic punk and hardcore records the home that they deserve. The great records of the genre sprung from DIY roots to influence millions of disaffected kids around the world. Unfortunately, many of these seminal records of this great genre have been treated poorly in the streaming age - out of print, under-monetized or not properly accounted for. Trust Records’ mission is to correct this problem and treat punk and hardcore with the same reverence that other great genres like folk, jazz and blues have received. 

“Before they had a name for the label Matt and Joe came to [us] with an opportunity of a lifetime,” says vocalist Keith Morris. “So choosing the name Trust Records is very appropriate as they've been nothing short of trustworthy and people of their word. That's insanely important when navigating through the music branch of showbiz world!"

In celebration of Group Sex’s 40th anniversary, Trust will present the seminal release with deluxe packaging by Robert Fisher, designer of Nirvana’s Nevermind, a bonus recording of a 1980 rehearsal, a 20-page booklet including unreleased photos and anecdotes from Tony HawkMike PattonShepard FaireyIan MacKayeLars Frederiksen and many more, in addition to a quality repackaging in a limited colored vinyl schema. The remastered audio will be released across all digital retailers and vinyl format. For more info and to pre-order go here: https://kingsroadmerch.com/circle-jerks/

Circle Jerks’ official anniversary tour, originally set for this summer, has been rescheduled for 2021. The run currently covers Europe, United Kingdom, Japan, Riot Fest and is subject to change. The lineup will consist of Keith Morris (vocals), Greg Hetson (guitar), Zander Schloss (bass) and drummer to be announced. See below for a full rundown of dates and go here for tickets.
Circle Jerks - Group Sex - Commercial V1
More About Trust Records:

Trust Records was the brainchild of Matt Pincus and Joe Nelson, who met as hardcore kids and went on to build successful careers in music. Matt, who is Non-Executive Founder of Trust, was the bass player of legendary New York hardcore band Judge, went on to found and run SONGS, the leading contemporary music publishing company of its time. Publisher of the Weeknd, Lorde, Diplo, DJ Mustard and many of the world’s leading songwriters and artists, SONGS was the principal competitor to the major label publishers until its sale in 2017. 

Joe, who is Co-Founder and GM of Trust, is a music merchandise veteran of two decades. Most recently as Senior Vice President of the Araca Group, and previously at Band Merch and Cinder Block, Joe created merchandising programs for over 100 artists including Run the Jewels, Leon Bridges, Phantogram, The Offspring, AFI, Britney Spears, Papa Roach, Slayer, Motorhead, Bon Jovi, Death Row Records, NWA and Evanescence. 

With Trust Records, Matt and Joe want to give back to the scene that got them started in music. “Most people who grew up on punk and hardcore will tell a version of the same story: “I was unhappy as a kid. When I heard this music, I realized that there were other people in the world like me,” recalls Matt. “That feeling - that you are not in this alone - has global resonance. Like other great genres of music, American Hardcore endures decade after decade. It deserves to be treated with the same kind of reverence as other great culture moving genres. That’s what Joe and I set out to do with Trust Records.”  

The idea for the label came out of Know Your Rights, a non-profit music publisher for hardcore bands such as Gorilla Biscuits and Youth of Today started while Matt was running SONGS. “Hardcore is inherently about DIY, but DIY by definition has no infrastructure,” details Matt about the inherent differences about the genre. “So, when you start to think generationally there becomes a real fear that this music will become lost. Because I ran a publishing company, we started with songwriters. After Joe came aboard, we realized that the best way to preserve and promote hardcore was by starting a label.”

So, Trust Records was born to help get watershed releases back into the hands of the public– to be for hardcore what Folkways is for American folk music or Trojan Records is for ska and reggae. With Joe now at the helm of the project, the label’s mission is to refresh and release these landmarks befitting the respect they deserve in the canon. 

Trust Records not only understands the current music market, but has the passion and understanding on both the artist and the business side to do justice to the catalog. “Matt and I met 30+ years ago via this music,” Joe states, “And even though we come from completely different backgrounds and our lives have taken entirely different paths, we are still bonded in a lifelong friendship by it. It’s this friendship, passion and reverence that drives us and forms the basis of Trust Records.“ 

Look for Trust Records to roll out essential hallmarks of the hardcore and punk scenes -- starting with Group Sex -- in 2020 and on until infinity. As we move farther away from that original era and the influence of those independent records becomes more and more pronounced, preserving some of these classic albums are crucial not only to music culture, but the spirit of DIY and conscientious objection in total. These ideas not only ripple through art but through protest, political upheaval and independent thought.

Group Sex Track Listing:

SIDE A 
01. Deny Everything 
02. I Just Want Some Skank 
03. Beverly Hills 
04. Operation 
05. Back Against The Wall 
06. Wasted 
07. Behind The Door 

SIDE B 
08. World Up My Ass 
09. Paid Vacation 
10. Don't Care 
11. Live Fast Die Young 
12. What's Your Problem 
13. Group Sex 
14. Red Tape 
15. What's Your Problem (1980 Band Rehearsal) 
16. Red Tape (1980 Band Rehearsal) 
17. I Just Want Some Skank (1980 Band Rehearsal) 
18. Beverly Hills (1980 Band Rehearsal) 
19. Live Fast Die Young (1980 Band Rehearsal)


40th Anniversary Tour Dates:


7.28.2021: Lisboa, Portugal - RCA Club 
8.01.2021: Le Garric, France - Xtreme Fest 
8.02.2021: Paris, France - Paris Punk Rock Summer 
8.04.2021: Camden, United Kingdom - Electric Ballroom 
8.05.2021: Blackpool, United Kingdom - Rebellion Festival 
8.06.2021: Duffel, Belgium - Brakrock Ecofest 
8.07.2021: Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg 
8.09.2021: Kӧln, Germany - Gloria-Theater 
8.10.2021: Hamburg, Germany - Knust 
8.11.2021: Berlin, Germany - SO36 
8.13.2021: Tolmin, Slovenia - Punk Rock Holiday 
8.14.2021: Igea Marina, Italy - BayFest 
8.16.2021: Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia Club 
9.03.2021: Musashino, Tokyo, Japan - Club Seata 
9.05.2021: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan - Harbor Studio
09.17-19.2021: Chicago, IL - Riot Fest


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Billie Eilish Reveals Official Music Video For 'No Time To Die,' From The Forthcoming James Bond Motion Picture

BILLIE EILISH REVEALS OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO FOR ‘NO TIME TO DIE' 

THE ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN FOR THE UPCOMING 25TH JAMES BOND MOTION PICTURE, NO TIME TO DIE
WATCH | LISTEN
‘NO TIME TO DIE’

 
Five-time GRAMMY® Award winning Darkroom/Interscope Records artist Billie Eilish has today revealed the official music video for ‘No Time To Die,’ the original song written for the 25th James Bond motion picture, No Time To Die.
 
Directed by Daniel Kleinman, the visual interweaves footage of Billie Eilish with scenes taken from the highly anticipated upcoming James Bond motion picture. Watch HERE.
 
The song is out via Darkroom/Interscope Records and was produced by Billie’s brother; fellow multi GRAMMY® Award winning FINNEAS alongside Stephen Lipson, with orchestral arrangements by Hans Zimmer and Matt Dunkley, and guitar from Johnny Marr. 18-year-old Eilish is officially the youngest artist in history to both write and record a James Bond theme song. Listen HERE.
 
Speaking on Billie Eilish and FINNEAS’ involvement in the film’s title track, No Time To Die producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli revealed “Billie and Finneas have written an incredibly powerful and moving song for No Time To Die, which has been impeccably crafted to work within the emotional story of the film.”

Billie Eilish said, “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way. To be able to score the theme song to a film that is part of such a legendary series is a huge honor.”
 
FINNEAS adds, “writing the theme song for a Bond film is something we’ve been dreaming about doing our entire lives. There is no more iconic pairing of music and cinema than the likes of Goldfinger and Live and Let Die. We feel so so lucky to play a small role in such a legendary franchise, long live 007.” 
 
The film’s director Cary Joji Fukunaga shared, “there are chosen few who record a Bond theme.  I am a huge fan of Billie and Finneas.  Their creative integrity and talent are second to none.” 
 
In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
 
No Time To Die will be released in theaters globally from November 12 in the U.K. through Universal Pictures International and in the U.S on November 20, from MGM via their United Artists Releasing banner.
 
Billie Eilish and FINNEAS will also be joining Daniel Craig for James Bond Day with a very special interview and performance on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, October 5
‘No Time To Die’ is out everywhere now.
 

No Time To Die
Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Screenplay: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, and Cary Joji Fukunaga and Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Story: Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Cary Joji Fukunaga
Producers: Michael G. Wilson, p.g.a. and Barbara Broccoli, p.g.a.
Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, with Jeffrey Wright, with Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes as "M"
Also starring Rory Kinnear, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, and Billy Magnussen
Score Album on DECCA RECORDS



Photo credit: Matty Vogel 


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Tom Petty's "Leave Virginia Alone" out today, alongside Mark Seliger & Adria Petty-directed video

TOM PETTY’S “LEAVE VIRGINIA ALONE” DEBUTS TODAY, ALONGSIDE
MARK SELIGER AND ADRIA PETTY-DIRECTED VIDEO
WILDFLOWERS & ALL THE REST
DUE OCTOBER 16 ON WARNER RECORDS;
 
 
Photo credit: Mark Seliger; album artwork
October 1, 2020—“Leave Virginia Alone,” the lead single and another previously unreleased song from Tom Petty’s long-awaited second half of Wildflowers—a collection he named All The Rest—is out today. Tom wrote “Leave Virginia Alone” in January 1993—very early in the evolution of Wildflowers.
The song debuts alongside a video co-directed by Mark Seliger and Tom’s daughter Adria Petty. The video stars emerging actress/dancer Casimere Jollette (Netflix’s forthcoming “Tiny Pretty Things”) and was shot around Connecticut as well as in and around Seliger’s studio in New York City. In speaking with David Fricke yesterday on SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio, Adria notes, “We were very resourceful about trying to create a character that could be assigned to anyone. That’s why Virginia in this video is very mysterious but she has her little glimpses of characters. We really worked to cast someone authentic—that felt like they were really feeling their feelings and someone that you could believe. We really wanted the song to do the heavy lifting in this video, and sort of step out of the way and just give it something to breathe with.” Seliger furthers, “The one idea that kept coming back to both of us is that we really want Tom to be narrating the story. We really want to hear his voice as he runs you through this journey that this woman is having.” Watch/share the video HERE.
“Leave Virginia Alone” follows the release of previously unheard track “Confusion Wheel,” as well as “Wildflowers (Home Recording),” and “There Goes Angela (Dream Away) (Home Recording).”
Wildflowers & All The Rest will be released in multiple formats on October 16 via Warner Records, and is now available for pre-order. The reissue and comprehensive collection is receiving early critical acclaim:
“The new box set ‘Wildflowers & All the Rest,’ produced by [Ryan] Ulyate and curated by Petty’s bandmates and heirs, reimagines ‘Wildflowers’ as the sprawling statement it almost was. A wealth of demos and alternate takes…illuminate a period of creative surge even Petty could never fully explain.”
“‘Wildflowers’ the way he always wanted it to be heard”
 
“It’s a triumph we only hope Petty enjoys from behind the shimmery screen.”
[Of “Confusion Wheel”] “It’s a folk-rock waltz, with a band backing a simply strummed acoustic guitar as Petty sings with craggy resignation about deep-seated alienation and against-the-odds optimism. The minor chords and descending melody pull against his promise of 'a brand-new song'; he sounds more bereft than he’s willing to admit, even to himself.”
TOM PETTY—WILDFLOWERS & ALL THE REST
1). Wildflowers
1. Wildflowers
2. You Don’t Know How It Feels
3. Time to Move On
4. You Wreck Me
5. It’s Good to Be King
6. Only a Broken Heart
7. Honey Bee
8. Don’t Fade on Me
9. Hard on Me
10. Cabin Down Below
11. To Find a Friend
12. A Higher Place
13. House in the Woods
14. Crawling Back to You
15. Wake Up Time
2). All The Rest
1. Something Could Happen
2. Leave Virginia Alone
3. Climb That Hill Blues
4. Confusion Wheel
5. California
6. Harry Green
7. Hope You Never
8. Somewhere Under Heaven
9. Climb That Hill
10. Hung Up and Overdue
3). Home Recordings
1. There Goes Angela (Dream Away)
2. You Don’t Know How It Feels
3. California
4. A Feeling of Peace
5. Leave Virginia Alone
6. Crawling Back to You
Don’t Fade on Me
Confusion Wheel
A Higher Place
There’s a Break in the Rain (Have Love Will Travel)
To Find a Friend
Only a Broken Heart
Wake Up Time
Hung Up and Overdue
Wildflowers
4). Wildflowers Live
You Don’t Know How It Feels
Honey Bee
To Find a Friend
Walls
Crawling Back to You
Cabin Down Below
Drivin’ Down to Georgia
House in the Woods
Girls on LSD
Time to Move On
Wake Up Time
It’s Good to Be King
You Wreck Me
Wildflowers
 
5). Alternate Versions (Finding Wildflowers)
*Note: only available on 9-LP and 5-CD formats*
A Higher Place
Hard on Me
Cabin Down Below
Crawling Back to You
Only a Broken Heart
Drivin’ Down to Georgia
You Wreck Me
It’s Good to Be King
House in the Woods
Honey Bee
Girl on LSD
Cabin Down Below (Acoustic Version)
Wildflowers
Don’t Fade on Me
Wake Up Time
You Saw Me Comin’
For information and album pre-order visit: www.tompetty.com
For official Tom Petty merchandise visit: https://store.tompetty.com
 


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mxmtoon's 'dusk' EP Out Today! Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen + Production by Merrill of tUnE-yArDs

dusk EP OUT TODAY
FEATURING “wallflower

EP FEATURES CARLY RAE JEPSEN + PRODUCTION BY MERRILL FROM TUNE-YARDS
dusk EP Art 

Today mxmtoon is releasing her dusk EP, the sister project to her previously released dawn EP earlier this year. On dusk we see Maia continue in her evolution as an artist embarking on a newer more sophisticated sound while still exploring issues of loneliness, isolation but also self-empowerment. To celebrate the release, Maia is also sharing a focus track from the EP “wallflower,” listen HERE.
 
Maia says of the EP, “as we begin to settle into the latter half of the year, i think we all find ourselves in a point of reflection over how our lives have progressed or stalled over the past months. one thing i’ve found myself stewing on throughout the course of this year specifically, has been the idea of new beginnings, and trying to remind myself that you can always start new stories despite the dark. dusk is meant to serve as a reminder that life is cyclical. while that may be a scary reality to some, i find comfort in the idea that despite the chaos and strife we experience in our daily lives, there is always the opportunity to begin again. even in darkness we have the capacity to strive forward, sadness is just as much a part of living as happiness is. i hope that people can listen to these songs on this EP and find comfort in the knowledge that not everything will go smoothly, but how you rise to the occasion and learn from what you’ve encountered is the important part.”
 
For this EP she purposely chose to work with other bold and talented female artists enlisting Merrill Garbus from Tune-Yards to produce some of the songs, as well as teaming up with Carly Rae Jepsen for the anthemic “ok on your own.” Covered by everyone from The New York Times, Pitchfork, NPR, Rolling Stone and more it’s an undeniable song which sits perfectly alongside other key EP tracks like “bon iver.”
 
In tandem with the EP, Maia and a group of artists including Ellie Black (@efblack36), Madeleine Welsch (@madeleinewelsch), Bailey Crawford (@blycrawfordan) and more, each illustrated a page to coincide with a track on dusk. Check them all out here.
 
Maia on the dawn & dusk pages project, “one of the greatest privileges i’ve had since working on music is having the ability to involve other creative minds on my projects! the pages project for both dawn & dusk has been so fun to work on, and i’ve gotten to work with a difference artist for every song and have them create a visual component to the music. each artist works within their own style and the color palettes for each EP, and as a result we’ve gotten to make an extremely cool compilation of artwork that can essentially make a visual extension of the music.”
 
Purchase/stream dusk HERE, also available on vinyl + cassette.
 
dusk EP tracklisting:
  1. bon iver
  2. ok on your own (ft. Carly Rae Jepsen)
  3. myrtle ave
  4. wallflower
  5. asking for a friend
  6. show and tell
  7. first
 
Already her music has amassed well over half a billion streams and she has more than 4 million followers across her socials, including 2.2M on TikTok, 772K on YouTube, 1M on Spotify, and 96.8K on Twitch and the dusk EP hails yet another exciting chapter from the 20-year-old.
mxmtoon - ok on your own (ft. Carly Rae Jepsen) [audio]
"ok on your own (feat. Carly Rae Jepsen)"
Earlier this month mxmtoon also launched her new podcast 365 days with mxmtoon where each day for an entire year she will take you through the most interesting, weird, and funny events of that day in history. Released in partnership with Talkhouse and you can subscribe to daily episodes here. The podcast has received early praise from Drew Barrymore, who recently mentioned it on The Drew Barrymore Show’s Weekender pop culture guide, as well as New York Magazine’s Vulture, who included it on “8 Podcasts We’re Excited To Listen To This Fall.”

Photo Credit: Blythe Thomas 

If dawn from earlier this year drew from the gentle optimism and hope found in a gorgeous sunrise, dusk is a beautiful exploration of the other side of the emotional duality that is the human experience. At once recalling mxmtoon’s earlier work while also expanding her sonic horizons more than ever before, dusk is an exciting new direction suggesting that the sky is truly the limit for Maia’s artistry.
 
The world’s changed a lot since dawn was released, and so has mxmtoon’s life. She recently turned 20 years old and, along with continuing to work on music, has dove headlong into the digital world by using her voice as an activist through social media platforms like TikTok, Twitch, and Discord.
 
From political explainer videos to charity stream sessions, Maia has been doing more than her best to, as she puts it, “keep some sort of normalcy amongst the chaos. These platforms are a way to connect and have conversations with people in a world where I don’t get to see them face-to-face for a while. It’s made me closer with my audience as a result.”
 
“If 2020 has proved anything, it’s that the world can keep throwing things at you even when it’s already crazy and horrible,” Maia continues while discussing her online activism, which has included speaking her mind and educating her fans on Twitter and TikTok. Maia is using her voice to empower the LGTBQ+ community, Black Lives Matter, and has been a vocal opponent against the Trump administration. “Speaking out on issues I believe in has always been incredibly important to me, especially in this time where being proactive is more important than ever. It’s about fighting for the issues that are really important and doing what we can for the world.”
 
dusk finds Maia continuing to explore who she is within that world around her—zooming in to moments of solitude and down time, documenting the downs that come after the ups. Joining her is an impressive list of collaborators ranging from Carly Rae Jepsen, to Tune-Yards‘ Merrill Garbus, who produced several tracks on dusk. “It was heavily influenced by my own desire to work with strong female producers and artists,” Maia states regarding the creative process behind the EP. “Getting the opportunity to work with so many incredibly talented minds was such a privilege during this project. My hope for any art I make is to lift up and involve the voices of other women, and dusk is no exception.”
 
“It’s introverted and reflective,” she continues while discussing the EP’s thematic bent. “It’s about sitting with the darkness for a little longer—finding the unknown and not quite wanting to move away from it yet. It’s the way I wish I could make my previous music sound—sad, but beautiful.”
mxmtoon - bon iver (official video)
"bon iver" Video
Indeed, dusk’s gloriously shaded sound sparkles even at its most darkly shaded moments. The lovely ukulele on first single “bon iver” calls back to that earlier sound with a shimmering richness of production value, while the elegant balladry of “asking for a friend” dissolves into a beautiful breakbeat-filled second half. Then there’s “ok on your own,” a slinky R&B jam featuring Canadian pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen. “I sent it to her and, to my surprise, she really liked it,” Maia enthuses. “To have her involved in the project is incredible.”
 
At the center of dusk is a message that’s universal and relatable: there’s no happiness without sadness, and learning to live with both can lead to discovering new depths in the pleasure of living. “There’s different emotions that come with being human,” Maia states while discussing the message she wants to deliver, “and that’s something all of us have to work on.”

Praise for mxmtoon:
 
"...a Bedroom Pop Empire in the Making” - The New York Times
 
“Mxmtoon is an 18-year old singer-songwriter from Oakland who's amassed a sizable following on Twitter and YouTube on the strength of her endearingly intimate presence” - NPR

"surprising and compelling - PAPER Magazine

"The internet belongs to mxmtoon" - i-D

“A mix of by plucky ukulele strumming and nostalgia, "ok on your own" is exactly what you think closure sounds like." - Refinery29

"The acoustic slow jam loveliness of “ok on your own” exists on several levels: it's in the Dido-esque '90s soft pop beat, the echoing harmonies between mxmtoon and Carly Rae Jepsen..." - Teen Vogue

“...an absolutely killer mid-tempo melody that’s a little reminiscent of Billie Eilish — but no matter what name she’s working under, ,mxmtoon/Maia is fully her own artist." - Variety

"Like mxmtoon’s other work, “ok on your own” begins with a few ruminative ukulele strums. From there it builds up into a sort of sad summer R&B jam, beats anchoring both Maia and Carly’s reflections on relationship difficulties and getting some time alone to figure your shit out." - Stereogum

"Armed with a ukulele, Mxmtoon opens with soulful reflections on “OK On Your Own” before a buoyant beat drops. Jepsen’s vocals arrive later, adding dimension to mxmtoon’s cool-toned delivery." - Uproxx
 
"On the masquerade, which features songs written over the last two years, she's offering the most polished picture of herself yet. And it's one that, like all of her music, succeeds based on her candor and intelligence.” - NYLON
 
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