TEAMS SPANISH-AMERICAN SINGER/SONGWRITER ANGELICA RAHE
FOR UNIQUE STUDIO SESSION WITH VICTORIA LA MALA
MUSIC SERIES SUPPORTS NEW MUSIC
AND THE ARTISTS BEHIND IT
Above: screenshot from Magic Wands "Amplify Your Life" video
Next up in the JACK DANIEL'S "AMPLIFY YOUR LIFE" MUSIC SERIES-a new music series in partnership with 1215creative and Mack Sennett Studios that's centered around elevating up-and-coming artists-is a behind-the-scenes video filmed in the California desert with Los Angeles-based dream pop duo MAGIC WANDS on their way to perform a Coachella party hosted by Culture Collide. Watch the video at https://www.facebook.com/jackdaniels/videos/10153713314602301/or https://youtu.be/5eoUTWlS4NM
Meanwhile, AMPLIFY YOUR LIFE has teamed up with Spanish-American singer/songwriter ANGÉLICA RAHE, having just had her enter a Los Angeles studio earlier this week (August 23) to record a new song with Mexico's Victoria La Mala, the Dominican Republic's Sharlene Taule and NY singer/songwriterQueen Sessi.
Media and industry were invited to Mack Sennett Studios in LA's Silver Lake area for an intimate live performance that showcased Angélica Rahe's original material - including the song recorded earlier that day. Sharlene Taule, Victoria La Mala and Queen Sessi accompanied her on stage for the song. This female artistic collaboration--typically unusual for the Latin music community, especially when the artists' origins are from different counties--was captured for theAMPLIFY YOUR LIFE music series.
AMPLIFY YOUR LIFE launched earlier this year with as they teamed withBillboard.com to unveil a behind-the-scenes video for electronic music duoTHE KNOCKS, directed by Chris Laughter. The piece, also produced by1215creative and captured at Los Angeles' El Rey Theater, can be seen here. The second installment of the series spotlighted Nashville's THE WILD FEATHERS (you can watch here).
About Jack Daniel's "Amplify Your Life":
Jack Daniel's has teamed up with 1215Creative and Mack Sennett Studios for the "Amplify Your Life" campaign--a seven month long campaign centered around giving up-and-coming artists sponsored production and creative resources to create content that supports a new album, tour, or campaign--allowing musicians and performing artists to continue to do what they do best.
THE GROWLERS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM, CITY CLUB, PRODUCED BY JULIAN CASABLANCAS ON CULT RECORDS (9/30/16)
SIRIUSXMU PREMIERIES NEW TITLE TRACK ON
CASABLANCAS' CULTURE VOID SHOW
FALL TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW,
INCLUDING GROWLERS' BEACH GOTH FESTIVAL
Photo by Pamela Littky / Artwork & Design by Warren Fu and Liz Hirsch
Cult Records is thrilled to announce the release of City Club, the forthcoming new album by The Growlers on September 30.
The album was co-produced by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes / Founder of Cult Records) and Shawn Everett (this year's Grammy Award winner for his work with Alabama Shakes). City Club was recorded earlier this year in Everett's studio in downtown Los Angeles, which served as inspiration for the album title and cover art.
Known for their relentless touring schedule and DIY work ethic, the band is one of the most exciting independent success stories of recent years.
Casablancas states: "The Growlers may be the most interesting band in the world, certainly one of the coolest. Nor gypsy, nor goth, nor surfer, nor punk, yet somehow all of them."
From the disco skronk of title track "City Club" to the William Onyeabor-inspired Afrogroove of "I'll Be Around," the record marks a twist on their Beach Goth sonics. It's still a swirl of reggae, punk, ragged country, and twangy psychedelia, but now with prominent synthesizers, danceable beats and some serious anthems.
Lead singer/songwriter Brooks Nielsen states: "I was really into Afrofunk when we made this record," says Brooks, "and a lot of English 70s punk I listened to as a kid, particularly when Jamaica was mixing in with all the punk kids."
The album's title track, "City Club," premiered last night via SiriusXMU on Casablancas' new radio show, Culture Void.
The Growlers will head back out on the road this fall in both in support of the new album with dates in North America, Mexico and Europe. The 20 date US trek culminates with a return home to headline their 5th Annual Beach Goth Festival on October 22and 23in Orange County, California.
THE GROWLERS FALL WORLD TOUR 2016
Friday, September 16 @ Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 17 @ The Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
Sunday, September 18 @ Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
Monday, September 19 @ Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Wednesday, September 21 @ Thalia Hall, Chicago IL
Thursday, September 22 @ Majestic Theatre, Detroit, MI
Friday, September 23 @ Opera House, Toronto, ON
Saturday, September 24 @ Tralf Music Hall, Buffalo, NY
Sunday, September 25 @ The Basement, Columbus, OH
Tuesday, September 27 @ Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
Wednesday, September 28 @ The Paradise, Boston, MA
Thursday, September 29 @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, September 30 @ Webster Hall, New York, NY
Saturday, October 1 @ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Monday, October 3 @ Terminal West, Atlanta, GA
Tuesday, October 4 @ Music Farm, Charleston, SC
Wednesday, October 5 @ Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Thursday, October 6 @ Exit/In, Nashville, TN
Friday, October 7 @ Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, MO
Saturday, October 8 @ Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Saturday, October 22 @ Beach Goth, Orange County, CA
Sunday, October 23 @ Beach Goth, Orange County, CA
Friday, November 4 @ Lunario Del Audiorio Nacional, Mexico City, MEX
Saturday, November 5 @ Festival Catrina, Puebla, MEX
Tuesday, November 8 @ Krust, Hamburg, GER
Wednesday, November 9 @ Zoom, Frankfurt, GER
Thursday, November 10 @ Strom, Munich, GER
Friday, November 11 @ Beatpol, Dresden, GER
Saturday, November 12 @ Columbia Theatre, Berlin, GER
Monday, November 14 @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NETH
Tuesday, November 15 @ Brixton Electric, London, ENG
Thursday, November 17 @ Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, FR
Tickets for all fall tour dates, including Europe, Mexico and Beach Goth Festival are available now via: http://www.thegrowlers.com
This year's Beach Goth Festival lineup continues in the fine tradition of years past with a lineup that includes Bon Iver, Justice, King Krule, Gucci Mane, RL Grime, Patti Smith, TLC, James Blake, Devendra Banhart, Nicolas Jaar, 2 Live Crew, Violent Femmes, Future Islands, The Drums, Melanie Martinez, Reel Big Fish,The Faint, Tricky, Sebastian, Albert Hammond Jr., Kali Uchis, Hinds, Gang of Four, Cold Cave, ThePharcyde, Leftover Crack, DJ Quik and more.
Past artists have included Grimes, Mac DeMarco, DIIV, Die Antwoord, Parliament Funkadelic, Julian Casablancas+The Voidz and Sir Mix-A-Lot.
Fans who purchase a ticket to Beach Goth will have the opportunity to pre-order a digital copy of the album.
The album will be made available in both physical and digital formats, including standard vinyl, colored vinyl, CD and cassette.
Several exclusive pre-order offers are available now via both the Growlers and Cult Records' websites:
ANYTHING BUT WORDS OUT TODAY ON WARNER BROS. RECORDS
LIVE REDDIT AMA TONIGHT @ 5PM PT / 8PM ET
DUO TO APPEAR ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON ON AUGUST 30TH
Banks & Steelz - a musical collaboration between Wu Tang Clan's RZA and Interpol's Paul Banks - release their debut album, Anything But Words, today via all digital retailers.
The album features guest appearances by Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine, Kool Keith, and Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa. Banks & Steelz will conduct a Reddit AMA tonight, August 26th, at 5pm PT / 8pm ET at http://iama.reddit.com
where they will answer questions about the new album. RZA and Banks kick off release week with a series of tour and festival dates through October in North America and a handful of newly announced November dates in Europe. Please see below for all upcoming shows. In addition, they will appear onThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, August 30th.
Banks & Steelz began working on music together in 2013 where the idea to collaborate with the Interpol front-man sparked after RZA's manager asked him who he wanted to do an album with. "When I met Paul, I recognized the New York energy he has as a music artist," RZA told Rolling Stone. "We got to know each other playing chess and vibing out in the studio. Our talents connected in a unique way and we started writing songs. The outcome was something distinctively different from my previous work, yet with another layer of cool."
8/27 San Francisco, CA The Independent
8/28 Los Angeles, CA FYF Festival
8/31 Washington DC 9:30 Club
9/01 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
9/03 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
9/04 Philadelphia, PA Made In America Festival
9/06 Toronto, Ontario The Mod Club Theatre
9/08 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
9/23 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful Festival
9/27 Boulder, CO Fox Theatre
9/30 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/7 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
10/9 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
11/13 Cologne, Germany Gloria
11/14 Berlin, Germany PBHF Club
11/15 Amsterdam, Holland Melkweg
11/16 Paris, France Alhambra
11/18 London, UK Koko
Banks & Steelz debut "Anything But Words" out today; Kimmel on 8/30
"Cabic makes the kind of music you get more deeply hooked into over time, listening as a once-familiar sound builds and expands, prompting you to realize that, somewhere along the way, you have maybe grown and discovered a little too." - Vogue
"Vetiver’s latest is so slight as to possibly slip between the floorboards unnoticed; a partially photographed spectre. Rather, it should be caught between the thumb and forefinger, held up to the light, investigated and treasured." - The Line Of Best Fit
Watch the video for the album version of "Current Carry"
Vetiver on tour:
Sep 22 Big Sur, CA @ Loma Vista Gardens * Sep 30 Pine Plains, NY @ Huichica East Oct 2 Portsmouth, NH @ The Music Hall: Loft Oct 4 Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen Oct 5 Northampton, MA @ The Parlor Room Oct 6 New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine Oct 7 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool
* supporting Iron & Wine
Watch the new KEXP session, live from Pickathon
San Francisco native Andy Cabic has been writing and recording songs under the long-standing moniker Vetiver since 2003, a career spanning six albums, including last year's Complete Strangers. In anticipation of Vetiver's upcoming tour, a remix of "Current Carry" conducted by Cabic and producer Thom Monahan (a collaboration better known as Best Bits) has arrived bringing the songs original easy folk into a more upbeat disco ballad. As Cabic mentioned, "Current Carry" "percolates with the confidence of love".
Vetiver releases new Best Bits remix of "Current Carry" + announces fall tour dates
Multi-talented Kansas City based singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Heidi Lynne Gluck has released her debut full length Pony Show today via Lotuspool Records. To celebrate the release, Gluck has also shared a visual accompaniment for track “Wolf” which is about fearless and fierce craving. The video, which premiered on Spin’s Pure Volume, is a dark, intimate piece that mirrors the sentiments of the song. Pony Show’s narrative touches on perseverance amid the captivity of love, loss, and limbo. Produced, composed, and recorded by Gluck herself, the album demonstrates Heidi’s ability to transport listeners, taking cues from the tradition of her heroes and fellow Canadian exports, Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young. Her sophisticated arrangements provide a strong foundation for melancholy lyrics sung with a delicate, self-assured, and authentic voice. Gluck released her first solo EP, “The Only Girl In The Room” in 2015, which featured her understated vocal style, clever arrangements, and confessional lyrics. Having collaborated with Juliana Hatfield’s Some Girls, Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos, Lily & Madeline, Simrit, and many more, Gluck is a veteran player and session musician who has offered bass, guitar, piano, keys, background vocals, accordion, and lap steel on over 30 albums. Watch and share the “Wolf” video and check out Pony Show available now in both physical and digital formats.
Tracklisting 1. Pony Show 2. Mercury Rising 3. Sadness Is Psychedelic 4. Better Homes & Gardens 5. Waiting For You To Say It 6. Pin Striped Vest 7. I Like ‘Em Cruel 8. The Universe Had Split 9. Wolf 10. Jumping Vows
Heidi Lynne Gluck Releases Debut LP Today + Shares Video
"Lopez writes the kind of songs that achieve an unspoken intimacy between artist and audience, recalling the likes of PJ Harvey or Fiona Apple-each breathy passage unfolds as dialogue, rather than anthemic gesturing" - Interview Magazine
August 26th, 2016 - (Burbank, CA) - On Wednesday, Sacramento duo Sister Crayonofficially announced that they have changed their name to Rituals of Mine. The duo, which is Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez, released a statement that read in part: "Change is always scary territory but we feel that the Sister Crayon name is something that no longer represents who we are. This project has undeniably grown." Read the rest of their statement atFacebook.com/ritualsofmine. The name change comes following the duo's signing with Warner Bros. Records, who will release a remastered version of their critically acclaimed 2015 album Devotedon September 30th. The album is available for preorder today, and those who preorder will receive an instant download of the first single "Ride or Die."
Produced alongside Wes Jones and Omar Rodriguez Lopez (The Mars Volta, At The Drive-In), Devoted's initial release in 2015 landed it on many indie "Top Ten Albums of 2015" lists. Due to its ultra-limited initial release, Warner Bros. Records decided to remix, remaster and re-release the album after the duo signed with the label in February of 2016.Devoted's newly mastered by studio legend Tom Coyne (Led Zeppelin, Adele).
Terra Lopez and Dani Fernandez have been making their mark on the West Coast as electronic workhorses since 2009. After years of building a loyal fanbase in California by playing countless house shows and selling out local establishments, the duo began touring relentlessly throughout the states with the likes of The Album Leaf, Built to Spill, Antemasque, Le Butcherettes, Maps & Atlases, Doomtree and more. With independent releases Bellow (2011) and Cynic (2013), the band earned widespread acclaim for their ghostly 21st century trip hop séance of soulful vocals, heavy beats, and breathy catharsis.
2015 saw the recording and quiet indie release of Devoted, and also saw Terra unexpectedly lose two prominent figures in her life: in September 2015, Terra lost her father to suicide, and less than six months later, she suffered another harrowing blow when her best friend Lucas Johnson passed away in a tragic accident. The band felt the need to put the Sister Crayon name to rest with them, and thus landed on the new name Rituals of Mine. Terra writes "It was a mantra that I repeated under my breath on a daily basis when the loss I was experiencing felt too heavy at times. Music, the act of creating, performing, touring, writing, singing, experimenting - all the rituals we have created to get through life."
Rituals of Mine are on tour now with label mates DEFTONES and Yelawolf, and this September will join The Album Leaf on the road across the U.S. See below for all upcoming tour dates.
Rituals of Mine Tour Dates:
8.23 Fresno, CA Woodward Park* 8.24 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre* 8.26 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre* 8.27 Eugene, OR Cuthbert Amphitheater* 8.29 San Diego CCCU Open Air Theater at SDSU* 8.30 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock* 8.31 Meza, AZ Mesa Amphitheater*
9.08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls^
9.10 Austin, TX Parish Austin^
9.12 Atlanta, GA Terminal West^
9.13 Asheville, NC The Mothlight^
9.14 Washington, DC U Street Music Hall^
9.15 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's^
9.16 East New York, NY Littlefield^
9.17 New York, NY Poisson Rouge^
9.18 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair^
9.23 Lincoln, NE Vega^
9.24 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater^
12.12 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge^
* w/ Deftones, Yelawolf
^ w/ The Album Leaf
Sister Crayon Announce Name Change to Rituals of Mine, 'Devoted' Set for Re-Release September 30
NEW YORK, NY (August 26th, 2016) – Today, the ROADIES Official Soundtrack album(“Music From the SHOWTIME® Original Series ROADIES”) becomes available at all digital retailers via Stardog Records/Republic Records. A physical edition of the album hits store shelves next Friday September 2. Get it HERE!
The record was preceded by a string of instant grat downloads of the previously released tracks Lindsey Buckingham’s “Big Love” (Live), Reignwolf’s “Are You Satisfied?” (Live), My Morning Jacket’s “The First Time” (Studio Recording), Lucius’ “Born Again Teen” (Live), “Longest Days” (Live) by John Mellencamp, “Feeling Ok (Live) by Best Coast, and “Simple Man” (Live) by MGK. In addition, it’s received coverage from Billboard,Pitchfork, Paste, and many more.
About the soundtrack album, the show’s creator, executive producer, writer and directorCameron Crowe noted, "Great care was taken that the songs chosen for each artist have another meaning, a thread to our story or characters. The only rule was: no lip-syncing to playback. Not even to live versions recorded in a previous take. These would be authentic live performances. Real performances. That’s where the magic happens, for an audience and even a crew. And luckily for us on ROADIES, every performance."
Since the SHOWTIME® series premiere ofROADIES, each episode has boasted unforgettable performances, including Lindsey Buckingham, The Head & the Heart, Reignwolf, John Mellencamp, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), and more. Meanwhile, the soundtrack features new and live music from a combination of rock ‘n’ roll legends and critically acclaimed modern voices, representing the classic and modern vanguards. The full 16-song tracklisting is revealed below.
The season finale of ROADIES will air Sunday, August 28th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME on air, on demand and over the internet. Guest stars for the episode include Eddie Vedder, Jim James, Jackson Browne, Robyn Hitchcock, Nicole Atkins, Lucius, Joy Williams and Gary Clark Jr.
From creator, executive producer, writer and director Cameron Crowe, ROADIES offers a look into the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. Luke Wilson, Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes, Peter Cambor, Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly, and Ron White star in the ensemble cast. Luis Guzman, Jacqueline Byers, Finesse Mitchell, Branscombe Richmond and Tanc Sade guest star. Emmy and Tony® nominee Winnie Holzman serves as writer and executive producer, along with Emmy® winner J.J. Abrams, Crowe, Len Goldstein and Emmy winner Bryan Burk. Kathy Lingg is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, Vinyl Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television.
TRACKLISTING: 1. I Wish I Was Sober (Roadies Remix) - Frightened Rabbit ft. Mike McCready 2. Are You Satisfied? (Live) - Reignwolf 3. Big Love (Live) - Lindsey Buckingham 4. The First Time - My Morning Jacket 5. Born Again Teen (Live) - Lucius 6. Longest Days (Live) - John Mellencamp 7. Feeling OK (Live) - Best Coast 8. Simple Man (Live) - Machine Gun Kelly 9. You Don’t Get Me High Anymore (Live) - Phantogram 10. All We Ever Knew (Live Soundcheck) - The Head And The Heart 11. They Are All In Love (Live) - Jim James 12. Sayonara Judge (Live) - Robyn Hitchcock 13. Willin' (Live) - Jackson Browne & Lucius ft. Greg Leisz 14. A Little Crazy (Live) - Nicole Atkins 15. The Healing (Live) - Gary Clark Jr. 16. Man of the Hour (Live) - Eddie Vedder
"'Beams' is a song we can see as the backdrop of an insane “house party” (apartment party) in the early hours of a Sunday morning in Bushwick just before you’re ready to stumble home" - IMPOSE
Joshua Tree’s synthpop coterie Chelan release their fourth full-length today Vultures. Its been a busy couple of years for Chelan (sh-lan). The american synth/indie pop band (based out of Joshua Tree CA) immediately started the planning process for their newest album Vulturesafter the early 2015 release of their 4th full length album Equal Under Pressure. Chelan, who formed in California in 2007, is historically the duo of classical music teacher Jennifer Grady andfilm/tv music composer Justin Hosford. After a series of live performances and writing sessions,the group spent a year meeting for long periods of time at Hosford's studio in Joshua Tree and producer Matt Drenik's studio in Portland, Oregon. In addition to bringing on Drenik to co-producethe album with Hosford, they linked up with Doug Boehm (Guided by Voices, Girls) to mix a handful of tracks.
Vultures is Chelan's most ambitious studio effort to date but they were also careful to ensure they can replicate the album during live performances. When asked about the writing process forVultures Hosford says "Its been a fun challenge morphing from the mostly electronic, subdued indie aesthetic of our last couple albums to the wall of sound, big production synth pop thing wewent for on this record."
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