Charlotte Gainsbourg @ El Rey Wednesday, April 17, 2019

All photos taken in Los Angeles by Martin Worster

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THE PARANOYDS Sign to Suicide Squeeze, Announce 7-inch + Share New Song/Video via V Magazine


Listen to / watch the video for A-Side "Hungry Sam" via V Magazine 

(Photo Credit: Tony Accosta)

Los Angeles-based gritty, garage rock four-piece The Paranoyds announce today that they have signed to Suicide Squeeze, and they will release a 7-inch this summer. "Hungry Sam" / "Trade Our Sins" will be out on July 12th, but the A-Side and its incredible music video is out now. The new track is a binge-worthy feast of chugging guitars and belly-rounded drums that stands as a live show favorite for the band. The band prefaces its meaning: "It's 2019. Reality TV has shaped the future. People are willing to ingest just about anything, so long as their like-and-subscribed heroes have put their stamp of approval on it." Check out "Hungry Sam" via VMagazine.com HERE. The 7-inch is a one-time pressing of 750, 650 on Orange Crush color vinyl, and 100 on Neon Yellow color vinyl - pre-order it HERE.

The Paranoyds play in LA tomorrow, and embark on a West Coast tour with Tacocat in June. See below to find a show near you, and get your tickets HERE.

The core of The Paranoyds began with Laila Hashemi (keyboardist-vocals) and Lexi Funston (guitars/vocals) whose friendship carried from preschool days to the halls of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Ditching the playground for the practice space in high school, they caught up with Staz Lindes (bass/vocals) and welcomed David Ruiz (drums, vocals) in 2015. The Paranoyds' mission to craft songs with the gritty spunk and dark playfulness of a cult-classic splatter film is shared equally. Their self-described "sister vocal act" shares the snarling, over-it-but-totally-into-it vocals throughout their songs, moving from dirty surf-pop guitar jams to power-packed garage rock.

Perhaps as rejection of the digital construct in which self-promotion thrives, The Paranoyds have kept a low profile on social media, keeping in the punk traditions of eschewing societal norms. They do what precocious punk bands do best - hit the road and make the world listen. They know the world is watching, from their outings as direct support for DIIV, Albert Hammond Jr., Sunflower Bean, and BRONCHO.

The Paranoyds' debut release on Suicide Squeeze offers a sign of more to come in 2019. Watch this space for more: https://theparanoyds.bandcamp.com/ 

Cover art

Tour Dates:
04/19/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Machines w/ The Shrine
06/11/19 - Seattle, WA @ Belltown Yacht Club
06/12/19 - Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett w/ Tacocat
06/13/19 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Tacocat
06/14/19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Tacocat
06/15/19 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge w/ Tacocat
06/17/19 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada w/ Tacocat
06/18/19 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (upstairs) w/ Tacocat
06/19/19 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda (outside) w/ Tacocat
06/21/19 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf w/ Tacocat
06/22/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Tacocat
06/23/19 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/ Tacocat
06/25/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater w/ Tacocat

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Cold Showers unveil new video + single "Shine" - 'Motionless' on Dais Records out May 24



Photo By: Shannon Cornett  

Cold Showers have unveiled their new single and video "Shine" today. Director Travis Waddell  describes, "'Shine's' textures are a reverent nod to MTV-era music video etherea. The 16mm footage shot between Bolinas and Point Reyes backdrops Nicola Collie's movements, a performance so immersive she nearly threw her neck out." FLOOD debuted the video who call it, "brighter...sounds more derivative of Spiritualized than any new wave influence they've ever toted." Read more here.

Motionlesswields a more developed pop sound that is familiar to followers, yet more sophisticated and evolved than their previous works. Having traversed the realm of synth-laced post punk expertly for close to a decade, Motionless is the band's ode to their pop forbearers, their goth-like precedent enhanced with ambient narratives, acoustic overlays and compelling guest female vocals. Enlisting long-time collaborator Tony Bevilacqua (The Distillers) to co-write the album, Cold Showers expand their boundaries and let their creative mastery come to the forefront. The result is a warmly melodic, experimental and evocative pop record.  

After releasing singles on Mexican Summer and Art Fag RecordsCold Showerssigned with Dais Records and released their debut LP, Love and Regret in the summer of 2012. With driving bass lines, hypnotic guitar riffs, tom-heavy drums, and deep melodic vocals, Love and Regret was met with industry praise and critical acclaim including synchs on hit television series 13 Reasons Why and How to Get Away with Murder.

find themselves looking inward and taking control of their creative process, while retaining all of their unique songwriting signatures. Recorded in their own studio in LA with band member 

Motionless sees its release May 24 on Dais Records. For more info or to pre-order, go here. The band have confirmed a hometown record release show July 11 at Echoplex, just after their European tour. See below for a full list of tour dates. 

Artwork By: Robbie Simon

Cold Showers
Dais Records
May 24, 2019
Pre-order Here

1 - Untitled
2 - Tomorrow Will Come
3 - Shine
4 - Measured Man
5 - Motionless
6 - Sinking World
7 - Faith
8 - Dismiss
9 - Black Sidewalk
10 - Every Day On My Head

Cold Showers Live Dates:

05/11: Los Angeles, CA - Catch One
05/23: Antwerp, BE - Kavka
05/25: London, UK - The Shacklewell Arms
05/27: Glasgow, UK -Broadcast
05/28: Manchester, UK - Night People
05/29: Bristol, UK - The Lanes
05/30: Paris, FR -Supersonic
05/31: Trier, DE - villaWuller
06/01: Berlin, DE - Urban Spree
06/03: Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang
06/05: Gothenborg, SWE - Musikhuset
06/06: Stockholm, SWE - Slaktkyrkan
06/07: Malmo, SWE -Plan B
06/09: Leipzig, DE - WGT
06/10: Brno, CZ - Kabinet Muz
06/11: Krakow, PL - Klub RE
06/12: Warsaw, PL - Poglos
06/13: Prague, CZ - Underdogs
06/14: Jena, DE - Café Wagner
06/15: Cottbus, DE - zum faulen august
07/11: Los Angeles, CA  - Echoplex (Record Release Show)
7/12: San Diego, CA  - Whistle Stop

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Billie Eilish x Murakami Video Available On YouTube Now. Wows At Coachella. Album Reaches Number 1




‘you should see me in a crown’ OUT ON YOUTUBE NOW
‘you should see me in a crown’


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“Billie Eilish Redefines Teen-Pop Stardom on a Haunted, Heartfelt Debut Album.”
The New York Times
“A Pop Star Is Born.”
“Already an album of the year frontrunner.”
“Billie Eilish is the poster child for a new pop generation — a generation that bucks the conventional prerequisite of a debut album to begin one’s ascent to stardom.” 
Consequence of Sound
“Thrilling Gen Z terror-pop.” 
“The young prodigy calls to mind Fiona Apple, Nine Inch Nails and Chromatics, a form-shifting pop star tailor-made for these times.”
“daring and quite beautiful.”
"Noir pop with teeth."
Rolling Stone Magazine
"Eilish isn't just someone to fear. She's someone to root for."
Rolling Stone Magazine
“Eilish proves she’s got the range — and should be taken seriously as an artist with perspective and musical chops, not just a trend.” 
TIME Magazine
“The artistry of Billie Eilish is shaping a generation.”
V Magazine
Billie Eilish continues to shatter the ceiling in music with the release of her NUMBER 1 debut album ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ Released on Darkroom/Interscope Records on March 29, her critically acclaimed full-length reached #1 in North America, UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and many more, and is now the biggest debut of the decade (male, female or group) in the US, the second-biggest of 2019 for any album, shifting 313,000 units in the first week. The debut full-length has surpassed 1.3 billion Spotify streams globally, 250 million+ on Apple Music, debuting at #1 in 70 countries on Apple and 60 across the world on iTunes, and is currently the most ever pre-added album since the music platform launched. Listen to ‘WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?’ HERE.
Last weekend, the 17-year-old global superstar performed to tens-of-thousands of fans in the desert at Coachella Festival. Again, receiving praise across the board for her stellar live performance. Guest Vince Staples joined her on-stage as she performed songs from her album for the very first time, ahead of her forthcoming SOLD OUT WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WORLD TOUR.
Today, Billie Eilish and legendary Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami made their video collaboration for ‘you should see me in a crown’ available worldwide onYouTube. Mutual fans of each other’s work, Eilish and Murakami met in Japan during her tour in 2018 and soon began working on this incredible piece of anime using special motion capture technology and incorporating Billie’s popular BLOHSH character and apparel, as well as Murakami’s iconic Flowers. Murakami reveals: “8 months from start to finish, I sprinted throughout the production process with my animation team striving to realize Billie’s vision in an unprecedented way.”Billie continues. “Murakami is an incredible visionary. It was such an honor to collaborate with him and have our brains and our worlds collide for this video.” Watch HERE.
Also launched this week, a very special limited edition 7” vinyl Billie Eilish x Murakami figure. Available HERE.

On the heels of her impressive debut album release, Billie Eilish made special guest appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as performer and talking guest, as well as Jimmy Kimmel Live!
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is out everywhere now
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 1. !!!!!!!
2. bad guy
3. xanny
4. you should see me in a crown
5. all the good girls go to hell
6. wish you were gay
7. when the party’s over
8. 8
9. my strange addiction
10. bury a friend
11. ilomilo
12. listen before i go
13. i love you
14. goodbye

04/20 – Indio, CA – Coachella Festival – SOLD OUT
05/29 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – SOLD OUT
05/31 - Portland, OR - Moda Center – SOLD OUT
06/01 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Amphitheatre*– SOLD OUT
06/02 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheater– SOLD OUT
06/04 - Magna, UT – The Great Salt Air – SOLD OUT
06/05 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre– SOLD OUT
06/07 - Kansas City, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena – SOLD OUT
06/08 - Minneapolis, MN - The Armory – SOLD OUT
06/09 - Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom – SOLD OUT
06/11 - Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage – SOLD OUT
06/12 - Laval, QC - Place Bell – SOLD OUT
06/14 - Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion – SOLD OUT
06/15 - Philadelphia, PA – Metropolitan Opera House – SOLD OUT
06/18 – Pier 17 – New York, NY – SOLD OUT
06/19 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall – SOLD OUT
06/20 - Washington, DC - The Anthem – SOLD OUT
06/21 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater – SOLD OUT
06/23 - Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park – SOLD OUT
07/09 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
07/10 – Shrine Expo Hall – Los Angeles, CA – SOLD OUT
07/11 - Los Angeles, CA – The Greek Theatre – SOLD OUT
07/13 - San Diego, CA - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre – SOLD OUT
*Finneas supporting.


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Judy Collins Celebrates 80th Birthday On May 1, Forecasts Another Prolific Year

Judy Collins Celebrates 80th Birthday On May 1, Forecasts Another Prolific Year

Two Albums And Touring Through 2019
Judy Collins will celebrate her 80th birthday on May 1. Collins, the iconic singer, songwriter, activist and author, has remained incredibly prolific in the past five years and that trend will continue in 2019. She’s slated to release two new albums and will tour well into the fall, with special summer appearances to be announced. 
In the past four years, Collins has released three albums and a tremendous amount of accolades. 2016’s Silver Skies Blue, a duets record with Ari Hest, was nominated for a GRAMMY Award, and led to a performance at the GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony. In 2017 she released Everybody Knows her first album with Stephen Stills after a decades-long friendship that of course yielded the classic song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Judy and Stephen were profiled by CBS Sunday Morning, the New Yorker, NPR and more. 2015’s Strangers Again featured duets with Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Jeff Bridges and marked Judy’s highest Billboard 200 debut in decades.  
She also released “Dreamers” last summer, an incisive a capella protest song written and recorded by Judy as a response to the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Collins has long been an advocate and activist: she testified at the Chicago Seven trial, marched in Mississippi for Civil Rights and in opposition of the Vietnam War. Her recording of “Amazing Grace” became part of the soundtrack to the opposition of the Vietnam War and remained on the charts for over 70 weeks after it was released in 1970. Listen to “Dreamers” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oyok_k_n1AE 
The venerable NYC venue Joe’s Pub also honored Judy as recipient of the 2019 Vanguard Award & Residency – a yearlong celebration of the career of a singular artist that will include her own concerts to be announced, along with artist concerts that she’s curated. More information here: https://publictheater.org/en/Programs--Events/Joes-Pub/Artist-Development/Judy-Collins/
Judy will be performing on tour across the U.S., from May into November, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC on June 14. More appearances and concerts will be announced in the coming months.  
Making her album debut in 1961, Collins has released over 55 albums (four of which have gone Gold, and two Platinum), a number of live concert DVDs, and has published several books including a novel and two memoirs. She is a GRAMMY Award winner and has multiple GRAMMY nominations, has performed at a presidential inauguration, appeared on everything from Sesame Street to HBO’s Girls and continues to play nearly 100 concerts a year.  

Tour dates:
May 11 – Frederick, MD – Weinberg Center for the Arts
May 12 – Kilmarnock, VA – Auditorium, Lancaster Middle School
May 17 – Midland, ON, Canada – Midland Cultural Centre
May 18 – Toronto, ON, Canada – Hugh’s Room Live
May 24 – Ogunquit, ME – Jonathan’s
May 25 – Brownfield, ME – Stone Mountain Arts Center
May 26 – Barnstable, MA – Tilden Arts Center
May 31 – Shipshewana, IN – Shipshewana Event Center (Blue Gate Theatre)
June 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Memorial Hall
June 8 – Petoskey, MI – Great Lakes Center for the Arts
June 13 – Newton, NJ – The Newton Theatre
June 14 – New York, NY – Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 15 – Plymouth, NH – The Flying Monkey
July 11 – Washburn, WI – Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
July 13 – Williams Bay, WI – Music by the Lake
July 18 – Margate, NJ – Milton & Betty Katz JCC
July 19 – Amagansett, NY – The Stephen Talkhouse
July 28 – Stowe, VT – Spruce Peak Performing Art Center
August 1 – Whitchurch (Hampshire), UK – Wickham Festival
August 10 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Cain Park
August 12 – Denver, CO – Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street
August 16 – Salisbury, MA – Blue Ocean Music Hall
October 11 – Spring, TX – Dosey Doe
October 12 – Las Vegas, NV – Santa Fe Station Casino
October 13 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
October 17 – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
October 19 – Skokie, IL – North Shore Center for the Performing Arts
November 8 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Montclair
November 10 – Pasadena, CA – The Rose

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Fujiya & Miyagi Share "Flashback" Video On Under The Radar | 'Flashback' LP Out 5/31 On Impossible Objects Of Desire

Fujiya & Miyagi Share "Flashback" Video On Under The Radar

2019 Tour Starts Next Month

Flashback LP Out 5/31 On Impossible Objects Of Desire
Photo Credit: Olly Hearsey
Watch & Share: Fujiya & Miyagi - "Flashback"

Listen & Share: Fujiya & Miyagi - "Flashback"
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"The video features the group moving around their studio being double exposed and evolving into tracers as the propulsive beat of the song unearths new layers of rubbery and glistening grooves."
- Under The Radar

"The songs we loved during our adolescent years often stay with us for decades, or even our entire lives, almost like beautiful scars...Fujiya & Miyagi capture this almost spell-like experience on the new album’s lead single, also dubbed “Flashback”."
- Consequence of Sound
Fujiya & Miyagi have shared the video for their recent single "Flashback" on Under The Radar. The track originally premiered on Consequence of Sound along with the album announcement. They also did an Origins feature, detailing the track's influences. The group's Spring/Summer tour will start next month in Brighton. The Flashback LP is out 5/31 on Impossible Objects Of Desire.
Fujiya & Miyagi 2019 Tour Dates:
05/29 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
06/01 – London, UK @ Moth Club
06/08 – Seoul, KR @ DMZ Peace Train Music Festival
06/09 – Hong Kong, HK @ MOM Live House
06/11 – Shezhen, CN @ HOU Live House
06/13 – Shanghai, CN @ ModernSky Lab
06/14 – Hangzhou, CN @ MAO Livehouse Hanzhou
06/15 – Beijing, CN @ Omni Space
6/27 – Paris, FR @ Supersonic
7/13 – Zagreb, HR @ Tabor Film Festival
07/18 – Washington, DC @ DC9
07/19 – New York, NY @ Elsewhere
07/20 – Boston, MA @ Red Room Café 939
07/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

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Nina Nesbitt Releases Official Video For 'Love Letter'







“Joyful, dance-y pop with wrenching indie ballads, displaying a newfound maturity in the now-24-year-old’s songwriting. The Sun Will Come Up... reflects her growth—both as an artist and as a person in the world.” – Marie Claire (US)

"An iridescent work of pop mastery, showcasing Nesbitt’s proficiency as a songwriter, vocalist and producer." - Billboard Magazine

"The Sun Will Come Up… captures the precise moment an artist finds herself blossoming into a full-blown pop star. Now, Nina Nesbitt is truly in bloom." - V Magazine


Scottish singer-songwriter, Nina Nesbitt returns today with the release of her music video for new single, “Love Letter,” from her critically acclaimed album The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change which is out now via Cooking Vinyl. The video features a mix of behind-the-scenes and live performance footage, all shot during her recent two-month stint in North America where she brought her album to life as part of the ‘The Sun Will Come Up’ Tour.

Watch the video for “Love Letter” HERE.

Written by Nina and produced by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Drake, Gorillaz, Florence and the Machine). According to Nina,“Love Letter is the sibling of Loyal To Me and an ode to 90/00s R&B pop. It’s an empowering anthem that you can sing loudly into your hairbrush”.

Earlier this month, Nina Nesbitt made her late night television debut on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, delivering a show-stopping performance of her hit single, “The Best You Had,” which Billboard hailed as “moving” and “powerful” and “showcasing her falsetto range and smooth vocals.” Watch Nina’s heartfelt performance HERE.

In other news, Nina recently surpassed a quarter of a billion combined streams between singles and the release of her new album. ‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ features production from Nina Nesbitt herself alongside heavy hitters Lostboy, Fraser T Smith and Jordan Riley (Macklemore, Zara Larsson); bearing no hint of compromise, Nina demonstrates her unique talent for acute lyrical observations and ear-worm melodies. Heralding a musical change of direction, with Nina evolving from her singer/songwriter past into a more decidedly pop realm. The album is a scintillating journey from start to finish, with Nina brilliantly showcasing her impressive vocal range and knack for writing deeply relatable lyrics.

“I’m so proud of this album,” Nina says.“This is the album I always wanted to make on my own terms. It’s an honest account of somebody in their early ‘20s, giving a real window into their often ever-changing life.”The album chronicles Nesbitt’s early adulthood and life experiences (good and bad), filled with a healthy mix of poignant ballads, like current single ‘Is It Really Me You’re Missing,’ and big and rousing pop moments like ‘Colder,’ and ‘Loyal To Me,’ are instant pop classics. The album starts with ‘Sacred,’ an emotionally-charged opener. Another obvious highlight; the multi-layered, biographical ‘The Moments I’m Missing’ which was written and produced in Nina’s bedroom as well as the R&B tinged ‘The Best You Had’ which was championed by the likes of Chloë Grace Moretz and Taylor Swift. Further highlights include ‘Somebody Special’, a love song with a twist which has had over 30 million streams on Spotify alone and destined-to-be pop classics like “Love Letter.” The album also features empowering anthems like the stand out ‘Empire’ not to mention deeply personal songs such as 'Chloe,' Things I Say When You Sleep,’ and ‘Last December.’

After a whirlwind two month jaunt across North America, Nina is currently in midst of her SOLD OUT UK tour before heading over to Australia and New Zealand in late May for a string of live dates.
'The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change is out now.

The Moments I’m Missing
The Best You Had
Loyal To Me
Somebody Special
Is It Really Me You’re Missing
Love Letter
Things I Say When You Sleep
Last December
The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change


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