12/05/2016

elbow Premiere "Magnificent (She Says)." Confirmed Seventh Studio Album "Little Fictions" Due February 3rd, 2017


ELBOW ANNOUNCE SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM
“LITTLE FICTIONS”

SET FOR WORLDWIDE RELEASE ON FEBRUARY 3, 2017


DEBUTS LEAD SINGLE “MAGNIFICENT (SHE SAYS)” TODAY!

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“MAGNIFICENT (SHE SAYS)”
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[TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6] elbow makes a welcomed return with their seventh studio album, set for worldwide release on 3rd February 2017.
Today, the band released the first track “Magnificent (She Says)”, taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming album “Little Fictions.” Guitarist Mark Potter believes that “Magnificent (She Says)” is “the song people have been waiting for us to write” and its joyous music clearly had an effect on lyricist and singer Guy Garvey who reveals that the title line was “the first thing that came to my lips” as the music developed. As a taster for the new album, the track marks out the scale and ambition of “Little Fictions,” an album that encompasses a desire from all four members to make a record that pulls no punches and follows it instincts. In conversation about the track the band state that they were determined to “let the song go where it needed to, not to back out of the big chorus because that was what it needed.” “Magnificent (She Says)” is available now on all digital platforms. Listen to the song here.

Little Fictions” was recorded in Scotland and Manchester and sees the band collaborate with the string players of The HallĂ© Orchestra, the HallĂ© Ancoats Community Choir, members of London Contemporary Voices and session drummer Alex Reeves. As with the previous three elbow albums it was produced by band member Craig Potter.

Little Fictions” is emphatically a band album. Having written individually for its chart-topping predecessor, “The Take Off and Landing of Everything,” sessions this time were collective affairs, with all four members gathered initially in a house in Scotland before moving to Guy’s attic in Prestwich and finalizing recordings in the familiar setting of Blueprint studios, Salford.
Little Fictions” is an upbeat album. All the band talk of the sessions being ‘joyful’, Mark summarizes it as “the sound of four people who love what they do and each other,” of an album that came into being naturally and, at times even unconsciously. Lead single “Magnificent (She Says)” was embraced for the joyous, thrilling piece of music it is, positive and outward looking. Mark never even considered his audible switch towards electric guitars, most notable on the psychedelic lushness of “All Disco,” until the very end of the process.

The departure of drummer Richard Jupp prior to commencing the writing and recording process in earnest saw early sessions characterized by new approaches to rhythm, with the band utilizing percussive noises, sampling and loops to build tracks. The grooves that run through much of the album, from the go-go beats of “Gentle Storm” through the jagged trip hop of “Kindling” to the soulful “Firebrand & Angel” represent both the band’s widest musical palette and a newfound sense of experimentation borne from both necessity and desire. That desire fuelled the title track, an eight-minute piece that is epic without at any point feeling excessive. As shorthand for the album it is perfect, crossing musical genres and experimenting with sound in ways that demonstrate the confidence and enthusiasm of the band throughout the recording process.

Little Fictions” is, therefore, more than just yet another brilliant elbow album. In many ways it marks the start of a new chapter for the band, characterized by a rediscovery of shared purpose in doing the thing that has always brought them together, the place that Mark describes as ‘the creative space where we all meet’. 

“Little Fictions” is released by Concord Records in North America on 3rd February 2017 on Gatefold Vinyl, CD and Digital Download. Those pre-ordering the album digitally will receive “Magnificent (She Says)” immediately. A special edition boxset of the album containing a bespoke book, CD LP and digital download of the album is also available in limited quantities exclusively on the elbow store.
TRACK-LIST
1. Magnificent (She Says) 
2. Gentle Storm
3. Trust the Sun
4. All Disco
5. Head for Supplies
6. Firebrand & Angel
7. K2
8. Montparnasse
9. Little Fictions
10. Kindling
photo credit: Paul Husband

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BONZIE SHARES "AS THE SURFACE ROSE" DOUBLE SINGLE

BONZIE SHARES "AS THE SURFACE ROSE" DOUBLE SINGLE VIA UNDER THE RADAR

NEW ALBUM ZONE ON NINE OUT EARLY 2017
Photo Cred: Wenjun Miakoda Liang
LISTEN & SHARE: BONZIE - "As The Surface Rose" 
https://soundcloud.com/bonziemusic/sets/as-the-surface-rose 
"conjurs an emotive vacuum where BONZIE's voice and piano keys hover and haunt." - Under the Radar
BONZIE has shared her double single "As the Surface Rose" on Under the Radar. You can listen to the track here, also a free hi-res download is available here.

On the title track to her double single As the Surface Rose, BONZIE builds a beautifully sprawling, hypnotically detailed reverie from what began in the starkest of moments. “‘As the Surface Rose’ was written on this old piano I grew up with, the day before it was going off to someone else,” says Nina Ferraro, a 21-year-old singer/multi-instrumentalist who’s created under the moniker of BONZIE since age 18. “For as long as I can remember, this piano exists in my memories, so I was playing it incessantly before I had to leave it. I was in this unfurnished house—the last bones of the house I grew up in—with literally only myself, this piano, and walls.”

“As the Surface Rose” expands on the surrealist pop first revealed on BONZIE’s debut album, a 2013 effort praised by SpinVogue, and Paste. In bringing the song to life, Ferraro collaborated with San Fermin’s Ellis Ludwig-Leone and Blue Hawaii’s Agor Cowan to merge orchestral flourishes with electronic experimentalism. “We recorded strings and horns and piano and came up with this almost classical-sounding recording, then spliced everything up with electronics and completely messed with that,” recalls Ferraro. “I wanted to create a feeling of being lifted from reality, with these small but powerful sounds that shift you in all different directions.” And for the lyric-free B-side “Half Full,” Ferraro recorded at The Loft (Wilco’s famed Chicago studio), sculpting a sparse and dreamlike track woven with choirlike vocals and graceful acoustic guitar.

With As the Surface Rose, BONZIE shows a nuanced musicality honed through a lifetime of self-possessed artistry. Now based in Chicago, Ferraro taught herself to play guitar at age nine and became a fixture on Chicago’s club circuit within a matter of years. Soon releasing her debut albumwhose lead single “Data Blockers” was hailed by Spin for its “narrow vocals, wordless refrains, and furious chords”—she captivated audiences with a highly lauded performance at South By Southwest, further establishing herself as a mesmerizing live act (“Delicacy and drama, surrender and anger, made a riveting combination when BONZIE performed,” wrote chief popular-music criticJon Pareles in the New York Times).

BONZIE is now set to release her second full-length, the much-anticipated Zone on Nine. Due out in early 2017, the album was produced by Ferraro herself, along with Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Conor Oberst) and Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon).
TRACKLISTING - As The Surface Rose
01. As The Surface Rose
02. Half Full

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M83 Announces Collaboration with Cirque du Soleil

M83
 
TO BE COMPOSER AND
MUSICAL DIRECTOR
OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S 

NEW TOURING SHOW - VOLTA

Photo by Andrew Arthur
Montreal, December 5, 2016 – As tickets go on sale to the public today, Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce that international artist M83 is the composer and musical director of Cirque du Soleil VOLTATM, its new production presented by Sun Life Global Investments for next spring. After record-breaking sales in Montreal this year, the show will be presented under the Big Top in the Old Port starting April 20, 2017.

Anthony Gonzalez, the sonic author behind the sublime sound of M83 is known for his epic space-age future pop. In 2011, the Grammy-nominated album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming revealed M83 to mainstream audiences with the hit single “Midnight City.”

“We have been following the work of M83 for many years and have always been convinced of the incredible potential of integrating his music to a Cirque du Soleil production,” says director of creation Jean Guibert.  “VOLTA is a contemporary show brimming with energy, but it is also deeply human and theatrical. We were seduced by Anthony’s ability to create melodies that are both epic and poetic and transcend the heart and soul. We are honored that he agreed to lend his talent to this project,” explains writer and director Bastien Alexandre.

About his collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, Gonzalez says: “When Jean and Bastien first approached me, I was immediately excited about the idea of working with Cirque du Soleil. Not just because they are a company known throughout the world, but also because I was deeply attracted by the story of VOLTA, and the spirit that underpins the show. The story of VOLTA is ours. It is a tale of a generation who is calling for change and I was very keen to contribute to telling this story. I'm deeply honored to be part of the Cirque team and it’s a wonderful new challenge in unknown territory for me. Ultimately, it’s challenges like this that I find so inspiring and drive me to make the music that I do.”

VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of action sports, the show weaves the adrenaline rush of acrobatics into a visually striking world driven by a stirring melodic score.

Tickets Information
VOLTA will be presented under the Big Top in Montreal’s Old Port starting April 20, 2017. Tickets can be purchased for these performances online starting today at www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta
 

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs exclusive remix to highlight charity, Drop in the Bucket


YEAH YEAH YEAHS "UNDER THE EARTH" REMIX BRINGS ATTENTION TO CHARITY: DROP IN THE BUCKET

 
 

 

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs reveal an exclusive remix of "Under The Earth" by producer Nick Launay (Arcade Fire, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Ming Vauze, from the band's album Mosquito, to highlight the charity, Drop in The Bucket(https://www.dropinthebucket.org/).
 
 
Henry Rollins talks water & Drop in the Bucket: https://youtu.be/2C7spbuvnS0
 
 
About Drop in the Bucket
Since its inception, DROP has constructed more than 350 water sanitation systems, which include toilets, wells and even sometimes showers, in schools across sub-Saharan Africa. DROP’s approach allows it to address the three major effects of the water crisis all at once. Before DROP even begins construction, its workers educate the community about the benefits of sanitation, including hand-washing and safe food preparation. Because DROP believes in partnerships instead of handouts, it asks the villages to raise part of the money for the project. Every man, woman and child in each community we work feels an ownership over our projects, and that’s crucial for long-term sustainability.

With the sanitation system in place, DROP helps the community establish a micro-lending program that helps cover the costs of keeping the well function and helps foster small businesses. And because the systems are located at schools, girls—who are almost always tasked with fetching water for their families—are no longer forced to drop out of school. Instead, they receive the education they desire and deserve.

DROP’s approach is different. We don’t just believe in the life-changing power of water, so we don’t exist solely to drill wells. Instead, we believe in the world-changing power of water, so we empower communities and partner with them create the safer, wealthier and fairer world we all want.


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The Last Shadow Puppets Share 'This Is Your Life' Video

 
 
Still from 'This Is Your Life' video
The Last Shadow Puppets have shared the video for their cover of Bristolian post-punk band Glaxo Babies' 'This Is Your Life,' taken from the The Dream Synopsis EP, which is out now. Watch the video, directed by Focus Creeps HERE.

The Dream Synopsis EP was recorded live in one day at Future-Past Studios in Hudson, NY and features new versions of album favorites 'Aviation' and 'The Dream Synopsis' alongside a selection of cover versions, first heard live during The Last Shadow Puppets' summer touring.

The Dream Synopsis tracklist
1. Aviation
2. Les Cactus - original by Jacques Dutronc
3.Totally Wired - original by The Fall
4.This Is Your Life - original by Glaxo Babies
5. Is This What You Wanted - original by Leonard Cohen
6.The Dream Synopsis
 
The Dream Synopsis EP is available on limited edition red vinyl 12"CD and digitally and can be streamed HERE

Watch the film for the Jacques DuTronc cover 'Les Cactus' HERE
Watch the film for the Leonard Cohen cover 'Is This What You Wanted' HERE
 
THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS ONLINE

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GRAILS ANNOUNCE FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS

GRAILS ANNOUNCE CHALICE HYMNAL, FIRST NEW STUDIO ALBUM IN SIX YEARS, TO BE RELEASED IN FEBRUARY
 
BELOVED EXPERIMENTAL ROCK INSTITUTION EMBRACE PRODUCTION HOUSE AESTHETICS ON NEW ALBUM
 
LISTEN TO THE TITLE TRACK "CHALICE HYMNAL" HERE:
 
 

Experimental psych-rock institution Grails have announced they will release Chalice Hymnal, their first new studio album in nearly six years, via longtime label Temporary Residence Ltd. on February 17, 2017. Produced by the band over the past five years, Chalice Hymnal bears some of the European psych and experimental hip-hop production techniques of founding members Alex Hall and Emil Amos' other group, Lilacs & Champagne. Amos' meditative metal band, Om, and longtime singer-songwriter project, Holy Sons, also naturally find their way into the Chalice cauldron. Rounding out their leaner line-up, cofounder Zak Riles (also of experimental kraut-psych trio, Watter) layers synths and programming into an electronic-prog hybrid that pushes Grails further into the deep end, displaying a profound resonance, both musically and emotionally.
 
When Grails dropped their fifth studio album, Deep Politics in 2011, it was instantly hailed as a cult classic and became the moment when Grails truly cultivated a sound all their own. Rather than pick up where they left off, Grails take the sky-high riff-based heaviness of their earlier albums and distill it into a nuanced, widescreen opus. The perennial influences of mid-20th century Western film scores, obscure library music, and psychedelic krautrock are indelibly imprinted, but Chalice Hymnal exudes an eerie patience in unfurling the many layers of its subtle details. No one else sounds like Grails, and on Chalice Hymnal they sound more like themselves than ever before.
 
 
LISTEN TO "CHALICE HYMNAL" HERE:
 
PREORDER CHALICE HYMNAL HERE:
 
 
CHALICE HYMNAL TRACK LIST
 
1. Chalice Hymnal
2. Pelham
3. Empty Chamber
4. New Prague
5. Deeper Politics
6. Tough Guy
7. Rebecca
8. Deep Snow II
9. The Moth & The Flame
10. Thorns II
11. After the Funeral


 
 
 

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12/04/2016

Midnight Mass 2: The Garden, The Spits, The Buttertones





Freak Style Booking & Astro Lizard Records present:

Midnight Mass 2 at The Packard LBC
The Packard 205 east anaheim streeet @ Long Beach blvd

THE GARDEN // THE SPITS (OFFICAL) // 
The Buttertones // Audacity // Feels
Peach Kelli Pop // The Memories
Cumstain // Saccharine Trust 
WALTER // Terry Malts // Prettiest Eyes
The High Curbs // PITY PARTY GIRLS CLUB //The Red Pears
Beach Bums // Clit Kat // 
Nectarines (Members of So Many Wizards)

Presale sold @ Midnightmass2.brownpapertickets.com

2 for $25 Very limited amount of Presale tickets sold at a record store near you! 
(Under TEN left at all locations)

SICK CITY RECORDS - SILVERLAKE
BURGER RECORDS - Fullerton
DR STRANGE RECORDS - Rancho Cucamonga

205 e Anaheim St Long Beach, Ca
$20 Presale // $25 Door // $5 Parking
Doors @ 1pm // Full Bar for 21+ and Beer garden by Pabst Blue Ribbon

DJ's

Jim Smith (The Smell)
Chris Ziegler (LA RECORD)
Rudy de anda
Top Acid
Musty boyz
Slop stomp
Cool tite
Chris baker (Fingerprints Music)
High voltage (Hip Hop / Funk / Soul)
The Good Foot (Latin / Funk / Soul)
Simon Weed'n (4th st vine)
Benny jets

Vendors Available!

Shady Grove Foods
Third Eye records
Porch Party Records
Penniback Records
Markos Treats


ALL AGES w/ a FULL BAR for 21 + & Beer Garden by Pabst Blue Ribbon

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IG - MidnightMassLB



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12/03/2016

Say Hello - single by nyre


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12/02/2016

More great records from 2016





A TRIBE CALLED QUEST “We Got It From Here Thank You 4 Your Service”
JHEREK BISCHOFF “Cistern”
BON IVER “22, A Million”
KATE BUSH "Before The Dawn"
MATT COSTA “Orange Sunshine OST”
CRX “New Skin”
JOHN DOE “The Westerner”
BRIAN ENO “The Ship”
ESBEN AND THE WITCH “Older Terrors”
EXPLODED VIEW “Exploded View”
LISA HANNIGAN “At Swim”
HINDS “Leave Me Alone”
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER “Heart Like A Levee”
HONEYBLOOD “Babes Never Die”
IMMERSION "Analogue Creatures Living On An Island"
JENNY HVAL “Blood Bitch”
KAYTRANADA “99.9%”
LILY & MADELEINE “Keep It Together”
LYDIA LOVELESS “Real”
MORGAN DELT “Phase Zero”
MOTHERS “When You Walk A Long Distance You Are Tired”
MYRKUR “Mausoleum”
LAURA MVULA “The Dreaming Room”
FRANK OCEAN “Blonde”
JOSEFIN OHRN and THE LIBERATION “Mirage”
HANNAH PEEL “Awake But Always Dreaming”
MADELEINE PEYROUX “Secular Hymns”
PREOCCUPATIONS “Preoccupations”
SOFI TUKKER “Soft Animals”
SPRINGTIME CARNIVORE “Midnight Room”
SUUNS “Hold/Still”
TANYA TAGAQ “Retributions”
TASSEOMANCY “Do Easy”
TEENAGE FANCLUB “Here”
JOHANNA WARREN “Gemini I”
VINYL WILLIAMS “Brunei
WOVENHAND “Star Treatment”







photos by Angel Ceballos


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Grandaddy shares new single "A Lost Machine" Forthcoming album "Last Place" out March 3, 2017


GRANDADDY DEBUTS NEW SONG "A LOST MACHINE" FROM FORTHCOMING LP LAST PLACE
OUT ON 30th CENTURY RECORDS ON MARCH 3, 2017

First American Show For Last Place Set For 
New York City On February 28th, 2017!

Grandaddy are thrilled to share the newest song from their forthcoming album Last Place, the first new record from the band since 2006, which will be released via 30th Century Records on March 3rd, 2017.  The track, entitled "A Lost Machine," is available for streaming now; a video for the song can be seen HERE.

"'A Lost Machine' has a special place on the new Grandaddy album," says frontmanJason Lytle, "Every now and then I luck out and get a pretty good idea of what a song wants to be before I dig in and start working on it. This was one of those songs. I had all kinds imagery and feelings in mind to guide me through the tracking and producing process.  When this song started taking shape, it was the point where I knew I was working on a new Grandaddy album."

Grandaddy have also announced their first American show for Last Place, occurring in New York City on February 28, 2017 at Le Poisson Rouge.  Tickets for this special show are on sale now.  In addition to previously announced UK and European dates,Grandaddy have also been confirmed as part of this year's stellar Primavera Sound festival.  All dates are listed below.

After Grandaddy broke up in 2006, Jason Lytle relocated to Montana, where he happily made two solo albums, and reconnected with the natural world around him.  Eventually, though, life uprooted him again, taking him to Portland, Oregon until he eventually returned to his former home of Modesto, California.  The return to California was practical (he needed to be near his bandmates) but also appropriate:  he had started writing songs that he felt would be fitting for another Grandaddy album.  The result, Last Place, is a perfect addition to the band's celebrated, critically-acclaimed catalogue, that includes their breakthrough sophomore album, Sophtware Slump, and their debut, Under the Western Freeway.  It's a symphonic swirl of lo-fi sonics and mile-high harmonies, found sounds and electronics-gone-awry mingling with perfect, power pop guitar tones.  Lytle's voice sounds as warm and intimate as ever, giving graceful levity to the doomsday narratives that have dominated the Grandaddy output.  
photo by Dan Cronin

GRANDADDY TOUR DATES (new dates in bold): 

2/28/17 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
3/26/17 - Newcastle, UK @ Hoults Yard
3/27/17 - Leeds, UK @ Irish Centre
3/28/17 - Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
3/29/17 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
3/31/17 - Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
4/1/17 - Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2
4/3/17 - London, UK @ Roundhouse
4/5/17 - Brussel, Belgium @ AB Hall
5/31/17-6/4/17 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound 

LISTEN TO "Way We Won't" here.
PRE-ORDER Last Place here.

Find Grandaddy here:

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CRX, continue their North American tour

Nick's band, CRX, continue their North American tour. This week they hit the West Coast, with a special homecoming show at The Teragram in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Dec 6th.

Grab tickets for that show HERE
CRX ON TOUR
DEC 3    SLIM'S  /  SAN FRANCISCO, CA
DEC 5    OBSERVATORY, CONSTELLATION ROOM  /  SANTA ANA, CA  
DEC 6    TERAGRAM BALLROOM  /  LOS ANGELES, CA  
DEC 7    CASBAH  /  SAN DIEGO, CA
DEC 8    CRESCENT BALLROOM  /  PHOENIX, AZ  
DEC 10    STUBB'S JR /   AUSTIN, TX  
DEC 11    TREES  /  DALLAS, TX
DEC 12    WAREHOUSE LIVE STUDIO  /  HOUSTON, TX  
DEC 14    THE LOWBROW PALACE  /  EL PASO, TX  
DEC 15    THE LAUNCHPAD  /  ALBUQUERQUE, NM  
DEC 17    HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, VINYL /   LAS VEGAS, NV  

Check www.crxmusic.com/tour for all ticket links
CRX will be the musical guest on the Late Late Show with James Corden nextTuesday, December 6th.

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