Weezer (The Teal Album) is Here


Throughout a sold out amphitheater tour in summer 2018, Weezer began working covers into their set, ranging from “Take On Me” by a-ha to “Happy Together” by The Turtles, in addition to their massive cover of “Africa” by Toto, which became a viral and radio sensation upon its release earlier that year.  Given the tremendous response to these songs at the shows, the band was inspired to put together a covers album -- and thus WEEZER (THE TEAL ALBUM) WAS BORN!  

It’s also out today via Crush Music/Atlantic Records.  Click HERE to listen to it.  A track listing for the album is below as well.  

Weezer (The Teal Album) precedes the band’s forthcoming new album of original Weezer songs, Weezer (The Black Album), which will be released on March 1, 2019.  Weezer (The Black Album) was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, with whom the band worked for the first time.  The album’s songs were entirely written on piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo for the first time in Weezer history, creating some of the most satisfyingly awesome songs in the entire hits-filled Weezer catalogue.  With band members switching up instruments in the studio, and choruses filtered through Sitek’s own encyclopedic musical references of everything from Gorillaz to Can to Pink Floyd, Weezer (The Black Album) is the bold next step in the winning streak of acclaimed albums they’ve released since 2014.  The album’s current song, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” recently became the band’ssixteenth Top Ten single at Alternative Radio.   

As previously announced, Weezer will be returning to the road with Pixies this spring for a run of highly anticipated North American arena dates, including a recently announced headlining stop at New York City’s prestigious Madison Square Garden with special guests TV On The Radio. They will then hit Coachella’s Main Stage before heading to Europe for a number of dates and festivals. Tour dates are below.  

Weezer (The Teal Album) track listing:
1.  Africa (Toto)
2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World (Tears for Fears)
3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) (The Eurythmics)
4. Take On Me (a-ha)
5. Happy Together (The Turtles)
6. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
7. Mr. Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra)
8. No Scrubs (TLC)
9. Billie Jean (Michael Jackson)
10. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)

3/8/19 Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
3/10/19 Columbia, SC @ Colonial Life Arena
3/12/19 New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
3/13/19 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
3/14/19 Albany, NY @ Times Union Center
3/16/19 Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
3/17/19 Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
3/19/19 Columbus, OH @ Schottenstein Center
3/20/19 Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
3/22/19 Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
3/24/19 St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
3/26/19 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
3/27/19 Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
3/28/19 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena
3/30/19 St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
3/31/19 Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
4/5/19 Nampa, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
4/6/19 Portland, OR @ Moda Center
4/7/19 Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
4/9/19 Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
4/10/19 Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
4/12/19 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Event Center
4/13/19 Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/20/19 Indio, CA @ Coachella

29 June London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
2 July Hamburg, DE @ Stadtpark
4 July Utrecht, HL @ Tivoli Vredenburg
7 July Bologna, Italy @ Sonic Park
8 July Zurich, CH @ Xtra

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Adams Announces U.K./Ireland Tour

Album Pre-Order Launches For Big Colors, Set For April 19 Release

Guest Artists Include John Mayer, Bob Mould And Benmont Tench

Download / Stream “Fuck The Rain” HERE

Today, Ryan Adams shared “Fuck The Rain” – the lead single from Big Colors, which is the first of three albums he will release in 2019. Download / stream the track, which features a guitar solo by John MayerHERE.

Ryan Adams said, “Check out this song it’s cool. Or don’t- we all might die trump is president. I love you, sincerely Ryan Adams.”

Adams will embark on a tour of the U.K. and Ireland on March 31 at Dublin’s historic Olympia Theatre. He has partnered with CID Entertainment to offer Fan Experiences that grant access to Ryan’s Pinball Lair pre-show experience and premium seating during the show. The pre-show experience will feature a variety of pinball games, a private bar, and a specially curated Ryan Adams gallery. Ryan Adams Fan Experiences are available with the ticket pre-sale, which launched earlier today. For additional information, visit https://www.cidentertainment.com/events/ryan-adams-tour/. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, January 25, at 9:00 AM. See below for itinerary.

Now available for pre-order HEREBig Colors will be released on April 19 via a partnership between Adams’ PAX-AM label and Blue Note Records. Fans who pre-order Big Colors in digital form will instantly receive “Fuck The Rain.” The album is also available for pre-order in limited edition vinyl and CD formats at Adams’ store and can be bundled with the exclusive 7” single, “Anybody Evil.”
Adams, who has been hailed as "one of the most elegant singer-songwriters of his generation” by The New York Times, co-produced the album with Beatriz ArtolaJohn MayerBob MouldBenmont TenchDon Was and The Section Quartet are featured onBig Colors, which was recorded at Electric Lady, Capitol Studios and Adams’ own PAX-AM.

Big Colors has won praise from those who received early copies of the album. Robert Costa, The Washington Post’s National Political Reporter, observed, “It reminds me of early 90s Petty, veering from soaring rockers to wistful songs that you could imagine Adams busking on a street in L.A.” Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) said, “Big Colors is a kaleidoscope of feelings and moods. My favorite song on continuous loop is (expletive) the Rain, love it so much.” Writer-director-actor Judd Apatow observed, “I am excited to binge Ryan Adams…Big Colors is the first album and it is indeed big and colorful, at times super fun and rocking, at other times more emotional and thoughtful but all with a sound that feels both modern and stripped from the jangles of my youth in the 80’s.”

Jillian Jacqueline, who has opened for Adams, pronounced it “full of beautiful and painful truths.” Ted Allen (“Chopped”) said it’s “GREAT, beginning to end. Plaintive & pretty one minute, ferocious and shredding the next–and always hooky/jangly. Dreamy poetry, too.” Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld,” The Ides of March) noted, “Once again @The RyanAdams deals up comforting melancholy, like a rainy day, and curve balls left and right that got my blood pumping.”
Big Colors follows Adams’ 2017 album, Prisoner, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Americana/Folk Albums charts.

Track Listing – Big Colors
1. Big Colors
2. Do Not Disturb
3. It's So Quiet, It's Loud
4. Fuck The Rain
5. Doylestown Girl
6. Dreaming You Backwards
7. I Surrender
8. What Am I
9. Power
10. Showtime
11. In It For The Pleasure
12. Middle Of The Line
13. I'm Sorry And I Love You
14. Manchester
15. Summer Rain

Ryan Adams – 2019 U.K./Ireland Headline Tour
31       Dublin, Ireland           Olympia Theatre
2         London, UK               Royal Albert Hall
5         Newcastle, UK           O2 Academy
6         Birmingham, UK       O2 Academy
7         Manchester, UK         O2 Apollo
9         Glasgow, UK             Royal Concert Hall
10       Sheffield, UK             O2 Academy
11       Cambridge, UK         Corn Exchange

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the church Announce Spring U.S. Tour: Second Leg Of The 'Starfish' 30th Anniversary Trek

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the church Announce Spring U.S. Tour
Second Leg Of The 'Starfish' 30th Anniversary Tour

January 23rd, 2019 -  New York, NY: the church return to the U.S. this spring for the second leg of theStarfish 30th Anniversary Tour. The band will be celebrating their breakout album Starfish, playing the album in its entirety along with a selection of tracks from their 26 album catalogue. The Starfish Anniversary tour has taken the band across the globe,  to the UK, their native Australia and the first American leg this past fall. 
Tickets will be on sale this Friday, January 25th with general admission and VIP options available. More information can be found on the band's website: http://thechurchband.net


A ringing 12-string guitar introduction. A dreamlike lyric that seems to hold the cosmos in its hands. It’s still the most recognizable, covered and widely beloved song in the catalogue of a band that’s released a remarkable 26 albums.

And it’s 30 years old this year.

The song is 'Under The Milky Way', from the church’s most successful album, the undisputed classic Starfish.

In 2018, the Australian paisley underground pioneers are enjoying a year of unique celebrations, which started with a sold-out appearance at the Meltdown Festival in London on the personal invitation of curator, The Cure’s Robert Smith, on June 15th.

Followed by a string of dates in the UK – including a sold-out fan convention in Shepherds Bush which saw the band perform their second album The Blurred Crusade in its entirety for the first time in that country – the church arrive in the US on September 30th for a month’s worth of shows, with a return early in 2019 planned to complete the US circuit. Joining the band onstage once again is ex-Remy Zero guitarist Jeffrey Cain 
who is also Kilbey’s partner in side project Isidore.
the church - under the milky way on YouTube:
For these shows, Starfish will likewise be performed in its entirety, along with a selection of other gems from the band’s career, which now spans an incredible 38 years. The band returned briefly to the UK in late October as very special guests of Fields of the Nephilim, a band whose music displays similar spectral soundscapes and whose leader, Carl McCoy, remains a big fan of the band. 

From there a flight home to a sold out Starfish 30th Anniversary National Tour of homeland theaters in Australia concluded the year.

Starfish remains best known for its iconic singles Under The Milky Way and Reptile. But like all classic albums, it’s a journey – and it starts with Destination, the six-minute epic that opens the album. In between it takes you to all point of the compass: North, South, East and West.

The sound of Starfish is open and uncluttered. That was a change for the band after the dense orchestrations of the previous album, Heyday. All 10 songs are individually memorable, yet speak to one other, making for an entirely cohesive, satisfying listening experience.

From there, the list of hits, band and fan favourites is long. Myrhh, which leader Steve Kilbey described in his memoir Something Quite Peculiar as the definitive Church song. Ripple, from the masterful Priest=Aura. Almost anything from 1982’s The Blurred Crusade.

Expect songs from Hologram of Baal, itself celebrating its 20th anniversary. And, of course, there’s The Unguarded Moment, the single that launched the band onto world stages on its release on its release in 1981.

But this is not just a nostalgia trip. The Church have been revitalized since 2014 with the addition of guitarist Ian Haug, formerly of another iconic Australian band, Powderfinger. Haug’s first outing with the band was on the acclaimed Further/Deeper, which yielded a new dynamic set-closer,  the infinitely psychedelic and earth shaking Miami.

Last year’s Man Woman Life Death Infinity strengthened the bond, cementing Haug’s place with long-time fans, as well as with the rest of the band: singer, bass player and songwriter Kilbey, fellow guitarist Peter Koppes and longtime drummer Tim Powles. “Ian is a big part of the band now,” Koppes says. “He’s a consummate, intuitive musician with fantastic tones.”

Koppes goes on to sum up the band. “Music is like inner space and we’re astronauts,” he says. It’s a spellbinding thing, it’s hypnotizing. That’s why people like it. It takes them into another world and we’re here to open those doors.”

The Church’s strange journey remains an endless sea of possibilities. In 2019, it’s time for the band to celebrate one of their crowning glories, but always with an eye to the future. Further. Deeper. The Church truly are a rock band for the ages.

Tour Dates:
April 11 - Ferndale, MI - The Magic Bag
April 12 - Buffalo, NY -  Town Ballroom
April 14 - Sellersville, PA - Sellersville Theater
April 16 - Jersey City, NJ - White Eagle Hall
April 17 - Baltimore,  MD - Ottobar
April 18 - Alexandria, VA - The Birchmere
April 19 - Carrboro,  NC - Cat’s Cradle
April 20 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
April 22 - West Palm Beach, FL - Culture Room
April 23 - Orlando, FL - The Social
April 24 - St. Petersburg,  FL - Palladium
April 26 - Houston, TX - Heights Theater
April 27 - Austin, TX - 3Ten @ ACL Live
April 28 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater
May 1 - Santa Fe NM - Mew Wolf
May 3 - Santa Maria, CA - Presqu'ile Winery
May 4 - Los Angeles,  CA - Lodge Room
May 6 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
May 7 - Solana Beach,  CA - Belly Up Tavern
May 9 - Pioneertown, CA - Pappy & Harriets
May 10 - Santa Cruz, CA - Rio Theater
May 12 - Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Barn

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Photo Credit: Cor Ruppert

Sibling duo Wild Belle, comprised of multi-instrumentalist and producer Elliot Bergman and singer-songwriter Natalie Bergman, announces the release of the band's upcoming third studio album, Everybody One Of A Kind. The album, due out March 22nd, finds the duo revisiting some of their trademark sounds and inspirations, incorporated into a deeper mix of breezy, blazed out modern soul and world-rock sounds. 

Coinciding with today's announcement and yesterday's premiere on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, the duo has shared the video for their first single "Mockingbird" off the forthcoming album. Co-directed by Natalie Bergman and Alan Del Rio (St. Vincent, Blood Orange, Maggie Rogers, Solange, Danny Brown, Whitney), the video is a vintage take on a high-speed chase (with a cameo from Jean of H09909) and an epic house party in the hills, shot in artist Mark Grotjahn's backyard, acting as the perfect visual component to the reggae-inspired bop. Wild Belle visually creates a lens that reflects nostalgic of an underground revolution, simultaneously projecting future global unity and freedom, a visual and sonic collage that transcends boundaries and brings listeners directly into the multi-dimensional Wild Belle universe.

On the video, Natalie adds: Mockingbird is a guerrilla movie. We recorded the song with John Hill and couldn't help ourselves from skanking & dancing in the studio, so we knew the video had to be a dance party. We invited all our friends. Director Alan Del Rio was hanging out of a convertible on the canyon roads of Malibu to film the 1965 Plymouth cop car chasing a Mustang full of hooligans. We weren't technically supposed to drive the Plymouth, it was supposed to be a stationary prop, but we ended up doing donuts and thought for sure our friend was gonna flip it ! I asked Jean to star in the video because the album is very much a testament to our love, and I always adore collaborating with him. He's brilliant. We told John Hill we needed bird & animal sounds in the song, so he went into his vault of field recordings he took in the jungle of Colombia, and that's how the song got started. 

Since the release of previous albums Isles and Dreamland, Wild Belle have toured the world, performing at widely renowned music festivals including CoachellaLollapalooza, Austin City Limits etc and made late night TV appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and CONAN. Also maintaining creative efforts individuallyElliot delivered his "Peace Bells" performance at the MCA Chicago and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C., and will deliver another performance in March this year with an installation at the Marciano Art Foundation. Natalie recently lent her voice to the HBOshow The Deuce, covering the Elvis Costello song "This Year's Girl" for the opening theme song of season 2, and has continued to exhibit her vibrant collage work at various galleries in Los Angeles.

Everybody One Of A Kind is Wild Belle's most stripped down and focused album to date - liberated and confident songwriting from Natalie, other-wordly production and hand-crafted instrumentation from Elliot - a unique blend of soul, dub and reggae inspired sounds that ultimately create the perfect blend for the future of pop. More news from Wild Belle to be announced soon !




1. Rocksteady
2. Mockingbird
3. Everybody One of a Kind
4. Tumbleweed
5. Have You Both
6. Ferrari
7. Let The Bells Ring
8. We Are The Future
9. It's Not Time For Your Funeral
10. If I Should Lose My Mind

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January 23, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA) - Having ended 2018 on a high note with the announcement of her fourth solo album On The Line—to be released March 22nd on Warner Bros. Records—Jenny Lewis has now unleashed the first taste of her highly anticipated return with the first single, “Red Bull & Hennessy,” now available as an instant grat via pre-order and on all digital/streaming platforms here.
Accompanying the single’s release is a visualizer, which can be viewed here.

Additionally, Jenny has revealed On The Line’s artwork and full track listing:

1. Heads Gonna Roll
2. Wasted Youth
3. Red Bull & Hennessy
4. Hollywood Lawn
5. Do Si Do
6. Dogwood
7. Party Clown
8. Little White Dove
9. Taffy 
10. On The Line
11. Rabbit Hole

As the excitement surrounding the release of On The Line ramps up, the album continues to snag top spots on “Most Anticipated Albums of 2019” lists. Critics who have had early listens are already heralding it with momentous fervor, declaring “it’ll be a Big Deal Album” (VULTURE) and “promises to continue her run as a purveyor of witty, insightful songwriting…already sounding like gold.” (UPROXX).

Recorded at Capitol Records’ Studio B, On The Line boasts a backing band of incredible talent featuring Beck, Benmont Tench, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr and Ryan Adams.
Fans can pre-order On The Line now: https://jennylewis.lnk.to/OTL

Last but certainly not least, Jenny has announced several new dates in support of On The Line. In addition to newly added headline performances, Jenny is pleased to confirm that she will be supporting Death Cab For Cutie on select dates in June--plus a performance on Live From Here with Chris Thile on Feb 1st. See below for the full run of announced shows and grab tickets here:  https://www.jennylewis.com/#tour

New dates in bold
2/1/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Live From Here
3/26/19 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre
3/27/19 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
3/29/19 – St. Paul, MN – The Palace
3/30/19 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
3/31/19 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
4/2/19 – Iowa City, IA – Mission Creek Festival
4/4/19 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Jones Assembly
4/5/19 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
4/6/19 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
4/7/19 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
4/9/19 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
4/10/19 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
4/12/19 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
4/13-14/19 – Charleston, SC – High Water Festival
5/10/19 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
5/11/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
5/13/19 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
5/14/18 – Albuquerque, NM – Kimo Theatre
5/16/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
5/17/19 – Bellvue, CO – Mishawaka Amphitheatre
5/18/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room
5/20/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
5/21/19 – Seattle, WA – The Moore
5/22/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
5/24/19 - Napa, CA - BottleRock Festival 
5/25/19 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
5/26/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
6/11/19 — Portland, ME — Thompsons Point *
6/12/19 — Burlington, VT — The Green at Shelburne * 
6/14/19 — New Haven, CT —College Street * 
6/15/19 — Queens, NY — Forest Hills Tennis Stadium *
6/16/19 — Prescott Park Arts Festival 
6/18/19 — Detroit, MI — The Masonic * 
6/20/19 — Toronto, ON — Echo Beach *
6/21/19 — Cooperstown, NY — Ommegang Brewery *
6/22/19 — Northampton, MA — Calvin Theatre
* Supporting Death Cab For Cutie

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BECK “Tarantula” New Track From Forthcoming MUSIC INSPIRED BY THE FILM ROMA

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Beck’s first musical offering of 2019 has arrived in the form of “Tarantula,” the latest release from Music Inspired By The Film ROMA, due out February 8th from Sony Music Masterworks and available to pre-order now. This collection of music inspired by Alfonso CuarĂ³n’s 10-time Academy Award-nominated film features songs from Beck, Billie Eilish, El-P, Jessie Rye, Laura Marling, Patti Smith, UNKLE and more, recorded exclusively for this project.
Beck’s radical reimagining of “Tarantula,” a 1982 B-Side by 4AD artists Colourbox, replaces the minimalist groove of the original with an epic arrangement by Beck in collaboration with his father, David Campbell. A riveting Beck vocal performance is, as ever, the centerpiece, with the backing of a 24-piece ensemble.
Full credits for “Tarantula” are:
Beck Hansen:  vocals, piano, bass, synthesizer
Jason Falkner: bass
Ilan Rubin: drums
Leslie Feist:  vocals
Alex Lilly:  vocals
Strings Arranged by David Richard Campbell and Beck Hansen
Produced by Beck and mixed by Tom Elmhirst
David Richard Campbell: Conductor/Charlie Bisharat: Violin (Concert Master)/Tammy Hatwan, Songa Lee, Natalie Leggett, Alyssa Park, Sara Parkins, Michele Richards, Josefina Vergara: Violin/Andrew Duckles: Principal Viola/Tom Lea, Luke Maurer: Viola/Jacob Braun: Principal Cello/Suzie Katayama, Dane Little: Cello/Michael Valerio: Bass/Dylan Hart, Teag Reaves: French Horns/Jon Lewis: Trumpet/Philip Keene: Trombone/Douglas Tournquist: Tuba

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