1/19/2017

Julie Byrne shares 'Not Even Happiness' album stream, out 1/27

JULIE BYRNE SHARES NOT EVEN HAPPINESS  STREAM

OUT 1/27 VIA BA DA BING & BASIN ROCK RECORDS

Photo Credit: Jonathan Bouknight

LISTEN TO NOT EVEN HAPPINESS

New York-based singer-songwriter Julie Byrne, has shared the album stream for her much anticipated upcoming album, Not Even HappinessThe Hype Machine who premiered the stream today are saying "on her second album, New York songwriter Julie Byrne recounts moments that feel gracefully lived-in, dusty and road-worn, poetic and sublime."

Byrne's new album, Not Even Happiness, is a more confident beast than her debut that adds atmospheric instrumentation and electronic flourishes to Byrne's unusual guitar tunings and fingerpicked melodies, moving the songs from the front-porch into subtle anthemia. Not Even Happiness is available for pre-order now and due out January 27th via Ba Da Bing Records in North America and Basin Rock in Europe. 

Julie Byrne has also announced a Record Release Show in January at Rough Trade NYC and a show in Philadelphia in February. Details below.

TOUR DATES:
1/27 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC *

^ w/ Vagabon

ABOUT JULIE BYRNE:
Sometimes it can take years to find your calling. Not for Julie Byrne; whose power of lyrical expression and musical nous seems inborn.  Often what comes naturally cannot be driven by speed and time. Julie's second album, Not Even Happiness, has evolved at its own pace. It spans recollections of bustling roadside diners, the stars over the high desert, the aching weariness of change, the wildflowers of the California coast, and the irresolvable mysteries of love. Her new album vividly archives what would have otherwise been lost to the road, and in doing so, Byrne exhibits her extraordinarily innate musicality. 

Some of the songs on Not Even Happiness took years of fine tuning to reach their fruition. If you asked her why the follow up to 2014's Rooms With Walls and Windows has taken so long, you'd be greeted with a bewildered expression melted into a smile - as though the strangest question had just been asked. "Writing comes from a natural process of change and growth. It took me up to this point to have the capacity to express my experience of the time in my life that these songs came from." 

Julie Byrne has counted Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans and Northampton, Massachusetts as her transient homes in recent years.  For now, she's settled in New York City, moonlighting as a seasonal urban park ranger in Central Park. Whether witnessing the Pacific Northwest for the first time ('Melting Grid'), the morning sky in the mountains of Boulder ('Natural Blue'), or a journey fragrant with rose water; reading Frank O'Hara aloud from the passengers seat during a drive through the Utah desert into the rainforest of Washington State ('The Sea As It Glides'), Not Even Happiness is Julie's beguilingly ode to the fringes of life. 

"The title of the album comes from a letter I wrote to a friend after a trip to Riis Park's 'The People's Beach', it was the first warm afternoon of the year. I walked alongside the Atlantic as the Earth came alive for the sun. There was a palpable sense of emergence to everything. I felt it in myself too, and remember thinking I would trade that feeling for nothing...not even happiness."  


JULIE BYRNE
NOT EVEN HAPPINESS
BA DA BING RECORDS
JANUARY 27, 2017

2. Sleepwalker
3. Melting Grid
5. Interlude
6. Morning Dove
7. All The Land Glimmered
8. Sea As It Glides


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T2 TRAINSPOTTING RELEASES MOTION PICTURE TRACK LIST


T2 TRAINSPOTTING 

THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
AVAILABLE DIGITALLY & PHYSICALLY VIA POLYDOR RECORDS 
JANUARY 27th 2017

T2 Trainspotting: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released
via Polydor Records on January 27th 2017.
The eagerly anticipated soundtrack features new tracks from Young Fathers, High Contrast and Underworld as well as reworkings of two songs from the original soundtrack; Iggy Pop’s Lust For Life remixed by the Prodigy and ‘Slow Slippy’, a new take by Underworld on their iconic ‘Born Slippy’. Wolf Alice and Fat White Family also appear on the soundtrack alongside classics from Blondie, Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Queen.
T2 Trainspotting: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  tracklisting is:
                             01           Lust For Life  (The Prodigy Remix)          Iggy Pop
                                          02           Shotgun Mouthwash                                  High Contrast
                                          03           Silk                                                                 Wolf Alice
                                          04           Get Up                                                         Young Fathers
                                          05           Relax                                                           Frankie Goes To Hollywood
                                          06           Eventually But                                            Underworld and Ewen                                                                                                                                                  Bremner
                                          07           Only God Knows                                       Young Fathers
                                          08           Dad's Best Friend                                     The Rubberbandits
                                          09           Dreaming                                                    Blondie
                                          10           Radio Ga Ga                                              Queen
                                          11           It's Like That                                                RUN-DMC vs. Jason Nevins
                                         12           (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais       The Clash
                                         13           Rain or Shine                                               Young Fathers
                                         14           Whitest Boy on the Beach                          Fat White Family
                                          15           Slow Slippy                                                 Underworld 

T2 Trainspotting is the sequel to the 1996 film Trainspotting. It is directed by Danny Boyle, written by John Hodge and produced by Andrew Macdonald, Danny Boyle, Christian Colson and Bernard Bellew.T2 Trainspotting is based on the novels Porno and Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh and features the original cast of Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle. It will be released in theaters in the UK on January 27, 2017 and in the US beginning March 17, 2017.

T2 Trainspotting
First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

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H. Hawkline Shares New Track "Last Thing On Your Mind" || Supporting Devendra Banhart on US Tour

Supporting Devendra Banhart On US Tour
Photo Credit: H. Hawkline

H. Hawkline has unveiled Last Thing On Your Mind, a new track for Heavenly Recordings and the first to be taken from his forthcoming new album due later this year.

Recorded in Los Angeles with Samur Khouja, who worked with Huw on his last album, In The Pink Of Condition, the track features Cate Le Bon and Josiah Steinbrick.

Currently putting the final touches to the new album, his last record, In The Pink Of Condition, was released to widespread acclaim in February 2015 with The Guardian claiming he possessed a rarefied quality of inherent other-ness that makes his music timeless.”

Additionally, he has announced details of a run of European and U.K. dates with Devendra Banhart in April of this year.

Having previously played with the likes of Foxygen, Gwenno and long-time cohort Cate le Bon, the list of his forthcoming shows with Devendra Banhart is as follows:

US Tour Dates w/ Devendra Banhart
Jan 23 - Seattle, WA - The Showbox 
Jan 24 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Jan 28 - San Diego, CA - The Observatory
Jan 29 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
Jan 31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Mayan Theater
Feb 1 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
Feb 3 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theatre
Feb 4 - Telluride, CO - Club Red
Feb 12 - Taos, NM - Mesa Brewery
Feb 13 - Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf 
Feb 15 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater 
Feb 17 - TX - White Oak Music Hall 
Feb 18 - Baton Rouge, LA - Varsity Theatre
Feb 20 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
Feb 21 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theater
Feb 23 - St. Petersburg, FL - State Theatre
Feb 24 - Orlando, FL - Beacham Theater
Feb 25 - Miami Beach, FL - North Beach Bandshell
Mar 5 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe
Mar 6 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Mar 7 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
Mar 9 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theater
Mar 10 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Mar 11 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
Mar 12 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair
Mar 14 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Mar 15 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I
Mar 16 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

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The Courtneys' 'II' out on Flying Nun Feb 17

THE COURTNEYS
The Courtneys II
Flying Nun Records - Out February 17
"nails simultaneously glum and bubblegum hooks with grinning purpose...the kind of pop song that belongs in a karaoke bar" - NPR

"a bouncy brand of indie rock lacing in '90s fuzz and feel-good vibes with an understated jagged edge" - STEREOGUM

"The Courtneys feel like a punkish band with a cheekily arena-rock spirit"  
 - PITCHFORK

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH JAY SOM
Photo Credit: Andrew Volk

LISTEN / SHARE: "SILVER VELVET" VIA SOUNDCLOUD
LISTEN / SHARE: "TOUR" VIA SOUNDCLOUD

ABOUT THE COURTNEYS:
The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early '90s, drawing from strong influences including Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, and The Clean. Courtney Loove's dreamy guitar riffs add a timeless powerpop element to the punk backbone formed by Sydney Koke's driving basslines, while drummer/lead singer Jen Twynn Payne delivers heartfelt lyrics with a powerful vocal style. These components come together through a passionate collaborative songwriting process to deliver a special blend of fuzzy "artisanal grunge". 

The first eponymous Courtneys album came out in 2013 on small independent label, Hockey Dad Records, based in the band's hometown of Vancouver, BC, Canada. They have since worked with a number of independent labels including Conquest of Noise in Australia and Waterslide Records in Japan, as well as Burger Records and Gnar tapes in the USA. They have released a number of singles and music videos, and toured throughout Canada and the USA, including spots supporting Tegan and Sara and Mac Demarco.

In 2015 The Courtneys made their way to Australia and New Zealand, where they were hosted by Flying Nun Records. Influenced by the legendary label from early on, the group are honored to now be able to call it their home.

WATCH THE "SILVER VELVET" VIDEO
 
THE COURTNEYS LIVE DATES: 

3/14: Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore
3/16: Calgary, AB @ Broken City
3/18: Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos Cantina
3/19: Winnipeg, CA @ The Good Will
3/20: Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
3/21: Madison, WI @ The Frequency ^
3/22: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry ^
3/23: Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club ^
3/24: Chicago, IL @ Schubas ^
3/25: Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's ^
3/26: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison ^
3/28: Allston, MA @ The Great Scott ^
3/29: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right ^
3/31: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ^
4/1: Washingston, DC @ DC9 ^
4/6: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake City ^
4/7: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
4/8: Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
4/10: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir ^
4/11: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt ^
4/12: Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile ^
4/14: San Francisco, CA @ TBA
4/15: Los Angeles, CA @ TBA

^ - w/ Jay Som

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Hear Sleater-Kinney’s live version of “What’s Mine Is Yours” from Live In Paris

Hear Sleater-Kinney’s live version of “What’s Mine Is Yours” from Live In Paris 
 
Photo credit: Jason Williamson
Live In Paris available worldwide on January 27th, 2017 from Sub Pop

On January 27th, 2017, Sleater-Kinney will release Live In Paris, the group’s first ever live album.  You can hear a live version of The Woods standout  “What’s Mine Is Yours” now [link here].

Earlier this month, Sleater-Kinney also released a video for “Surface Envy (Live)” comprised of fan footage from shows the band has played over the years [link here].

Live In Paris features thirteen tracks from the sold-out show which was captured on March 20th, 2015 at the city’s historic La Cigale venue, during the band's celebrated international tour in support of their acclaimed eighth album, No Cities to Love.

The Sleater-Kinney: Live In Paris setlist culls material from No Cities to LoveThe WoodsOne BeatThe Hot RockDig Me Out, and Call the Doctor. The album and performance 
was mixed by John Goodmanson at Avast and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.

Sleater-Kinney: Live In Paris will be available on CD / LP / DL / CASS worldwide from Sub Pop [preorder here].
 

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Cloud Nothings shares new single "Enter Entirely" + Launches North American tour next week

CLOUD NOTHINGS SHARES NEW SINGLE "ENTER ENTIRELY"

LAUNCHES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR NEXT WEEK

LIFE WITHOUT SOUND DUE 1/27 VIA CARPARK RECORDS

Cloud Nothings by Jesse Lirola


After sharing the video for "Internal World" last week, Cloud Nothings are back today to share one more taste of their forthcoming album Life Without Sound before its release on January 27th. New track "Enter Entirely" starts as a slow-burner before bursting into a classic Dylan Baldi chorus.

In addition to the new single, Cloud Nothings will embark on a lengthy tour next week that will see them hit North America in January and February before heading to Europe in March. While supplies last, fans can head to cloudnothings.com to pre-order a limited edition t-shirt & deluxe LP, LP or CD bundle. 

Listen to "Enter Entirely" above and see below for full tour routing and album details.

WATCH: "Internal World" - https://youtu.be/gQUcpNi8T_8


About Cloud Nothings:

Dylan Baldi maintains simple, admirable standards in quality. "A thing I like to do with all of my records is drive around with them," the 25-year-old Cloud Nothings frontman says. "In high school, I would listen to music for hours like that: just driving through the suburbs of Cleveland. And if it sounds good to me in that context and I can think of high school me listening to it and saying, 'That's okay,' I feel good about the record. This is the one that's felt best."

"This" is Life Without Sound, the radiant, far-far-better-than-okay fourth full-length his rock outfit has recorded since he began writing and releasing songs on his own under the Cloud Nothings alias in 2008. While its highly acclaimed predecessor - 2014's Here and Nowhere Else - came together spontaneously, in the little time that touring allowed, Life Without Sound took shape under far less frenetic circumstances.

For more than a year, Baldi was able to write these songs and flesh out them out with his bandmates - drummer Jayson Gerycz and bassist TJ Duke - before they finally joined producer John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie) at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Texas, for three weeks in March of 2016. The result is Baldi's most polished and considered work to date, an album that speaks to his evolving gift with melody while also betraying the sort of perspective that time provides. You can hear it in the aerodynamic guitar pop of "Modern Act," and feel it in the devastating wisdom of "Internal World," a lullaby-like howler that dwells on "the fact that being yourself can be uncomfortable and even potentially dangerous at times."

"Generally, it seems like my work has been about finding my place in the world," Baldi says. "But there was a point in which I realized that you can be missing something important in your life, a part you didn't realize you were missing until it's there-hence the title. This record is like my version of new age music," he adds. "It's supposed to be inspiring."

It is. 


TOUR DATES
1/26 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
01/27 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace 
01/28 Montreal, QC - Fairmount Theatre 
01/30 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 
01/31 Boston, MA - Paradise 
02/01 New York, NY - Webster Hall
02/03 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
02/04 Columbus, OH - A&R Music Bar
02/06 Grand Rapids, MI - Calvin College 
02/07 Detroit, MI - El Club 
02/09 Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
02/10 Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall 
02/11 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line
02/12 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
02/15 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
02/16 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret
02/17 Seattle, WA - Barboza
02/18 Seattle, WA - Barboza
02/20 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
02/22 Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom
03/01 Copenhagen - Loppen
03/02 Malmo, SE - Babel
03/03 Stockholm, SE - Debaser Strand
03/05 Oslo, NO - Parkteatret
03/06 Hamburg, DE - Knust
03/07 Berlin, DE - Bi Nuu
03/08 Munich, DE - Kranhalle
03/09 Cologne, DE - Luxor
03/11 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
03/12 Brussels, BE - Botanique
03/14 Paris, FR - Petit Bain
03/16 Bristol, UK - Thekla
03/17 Glasgow, UK - Stereo
03/18 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
03/19 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
03/21 London, UK - Koko
03/22 Birmingham, UK - The Hare & Hounds
03/23 Brighton, UK - The Haunt
05/12-14 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
07/30 New York, NY - Panorama Festival

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Chicano Batman says "FREEDOM IS FREE" - drops live video & returns to Coachella

CHICANO BATMAN SAYS "FREEDOM IS FREE"UPCOMING ALBUM TITLE TRACK OUT TODAY AS INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE LEADING TO TOMORROW'S INAUGURATION
"FRIENDSHIP (IS A SMALL BOAT IN A STORM)" ADDED TO
SIRIUS XMU, KCRW, WFUV, WXPN, KCMP (THE CURRENT) AND MORE
FREEDOM IS FREE OUT MARCH 3 ON ATO RECORDS
NATIONAL HEADLINING TOUR INCLUDES SXSW & COACHELLA
LIVE VIDEO FOR "FRIENDSHIP (IS A SMALL BOAT IN A STORM)" RECORDED AT DIAMOND MINE STUDIOS FEATURES TOURMATES 79.5

“Chicano Batman have gone full Gil Scott-Heron on new album” 

Noisey

"It's a preview of groovy things to come… join the party and see what we've been raving about"

NPR Music


"Their sets are serious business: You can climb into one of them and follow it a long way"

NY Times 

New York, NY (January 19, 2017) – 
Chicano Batman closed out the year announcing a new album and tour and the LA quartet begin 2017 with the release of "Freedom Is Free", the title track to their upcoming LP, out March 3 onATO Records.

"Freedom Is Free" is an inspirational credo from the psych-soul outfit at an all too apripos time. FLOOD agrees that, "
the song’s sweetness, the ease with which it unfolds along that provocative bassline, suggests both the inevitability of its message and the band’s confidence in it."
"Because of the ascendence of capitalism as a dominant form of cultural exchange, freedom (however you choose to define it) has been commodified like any other product," says vocalist Bardo Martinez"Throughout our history the state has presented the rationale (through propagandistic means and ends) that freedom is not free; that your personal freedom is contingent and dependent on the well being of the state. This logic has explicitly justified war and its atrocities in the name of freedom. This song is an antithesis to that ideological fallacy. Freedom is as free as the spirit, as nature, as the universe itself. No matter how hard man tries to control every nuance of nature's movement, he will not succeed. Freedom is a concept of the feeling of nature itself propelling everything in the universe in motion."

"Freedom Is Free"
 at Spotify | Soundcloud | iTunes | Apple Music | Amazon

Freedom Is Free
 
is already being lauded by NPR Music, Noisey and more and the Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs) produced album foregrounds the soul and R&B elements of the band's sound, truly captuing the band's live energy, bringing their aesthetic goals to life. The organ-driven soul jam Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)” has been added to tastemaker stations across the country including SiriusXMU, KCRW, WFUV, WXPN and KCMP (The Current), to name a few. 

Chicano Batman start a national headlining tour next month, hitting SXSW and ending with a return to Coachella. The tour will feature the vocalists from 79.5 on all dates, who will also open most of the shows. Enjoy a live performance video of "Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" with 79.5 on backing vocals recorded at Diamond Mine HERE and feel free to share.
"Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" Live at Diamond Minehttps://youtu.be/Qe8rXtDzYsI

"Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" 
Video

"Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm)" at Spotify | iTunes | Apple Music | Amazon

Pre-order Freedom Is Free from Official Store | iTunes | Amazon

Chicano Batman Tour Dates
Feb 23 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile #
Feb 24 – Portland, OR – Star Theater #
Feb 25 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall #
Feb 26 – Arcata, CA – Arcata Theatre Lounge #
Mar 01 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow's #
Mar 02 – San Jose, CA – The Ritz #
Mar 03 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore #
Mar 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Viva PHX
Mar 13 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad $
Mar 16 – Austin, TX – SXSWMar 17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
Mar 19 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio $
Mar 21 – Atlanta, GA – The EARL #
Mar 22 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight #
Mar 23 – Chapel Hill, NC 
 Local 506 #
Mar 24 – Charlottesville, VA – The Southern #
Mar 25 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel #
Mar 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge #
Mar 28 – Boston, MA -- The Sinclair #
Mar 31 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
Apr 01 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry @ The Fillmore #
Apr 02 – Pittsburgh, PA – James Street Ballroom #
Apr 04 – Toronto, ON – The Velvet Underground #
Apr 05 – Detroit, MI – El Club #
Apr 06 – Grand Rapids, MI 
– The Stache @ The Intersection #
Apr 07 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #
Apr 08 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird $
Apr 10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater $
Apr 11 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf $
Apr 15 – Indio, CA – Coachella
Apr 22 – Indio, CA – Coachella

# w. 79.5
$ w. The Shacks
All dates w. SadGirl

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Every Wednesday in Feb Perrin Moss of Hiatus Kaiyote a.k.a Clever Austin + friends

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CLEVER AUSTIN - FOUND HEADS RESIDENCY
Wednesday's in February at The Evelyn
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Every Wednesday in Feb Perrin Moss of Hiatus Kaiyote a.k.a Clever Austin + friends take over the Evelyn Hotel downstairs from 8pm till close.
Weekly Special Guests
Feb 1st – Maria Moles + Lori - Jungle Junket
Feb 8th – Noah Slee + DJ LUEN ‘Kinky Australian dance set’
Feb 15th – Taylor Crawford + DJ Mike Gurrieri ‘Jazz from outta space’
Feb 22nd  Greg Sheehan + DJ Jimi Dawg ‘Crates From Brasil’

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