LEVITATION SESSIONS Announces DEAD MEADOW - Live From The Pillars of God - Premieres Feb 20 at 7PM CST



Artwork by Simon Berndt & Rob Fitzpatrick 

In Fall 2020, Dead Meadow convened at Camp Mozumdar, hidden away in the mountains above Los Angeles, to record their Levitation Session at The Pillars of God. 

The film captures a full performance from the legendary trio, with all original members - Steve Kille (bass), Mark Laughlin (drums) and Jason Simon (guitar/vocals). The three rip through tracks across their discography in front of the monumental structure, part of a sprawling complex built by A.K. Mozumdar and his followers in the mid 20th century in the mountains of Crestline, California as a place of worship for people of all faiths.

“On moonlight nights, when the sky lowers itself with its myriad of stars and when the wooded hillside and desert play with lights and shadows, one’s heart is filled with gratitude just to be alive.” - A.K. Mozdumar

“When Steve showed me the all-but-forgotten Pillars of God, tucked away down a mountainside dirt road, we both knew this was a place we needed to play. Dead Meadow has always been a retreat of sorts for us, a sanctuary of creativity and freedom. We learned the Pillars were built with similar ideas in mind, open for all as a place to turn towards an inner world. It seemed only fitting to break the longest period in our twenty year history without performing live at this nearly 100 year old monument. Our music echoed out into the night and traveled across the tree tops in the valley below. Come join us here, all are welcome.” - Jason Simon, Dead Meadow

Dead Meadow emerged in Washington, D.C. in the late 90s, and reached critical mass in the mid-2000s, sparking the resurgence of heavy, psychedelic rock with an unholy marriage of Sabbath riffs, Crazy Horse jams and Floydian atmospherics. Incorporating elements of folk, blues, and subtle hooks into this heavy mix, their work stands as one of the pillars of modern psychedelic rock: a monolith of heavy, fuzzy rock n roll.

The band’s Levitation Session gathers tracks from over 20 years of the band’s work, distilled into a potent 70 minute performance, featuring rare tracks and a handful that have never been released live before. Dead Meadow runs through classic live favorites like “Green Sky Green Lake”, “What Needs Must Be”, and “The Narrows” but then delves into more esoteric regions of their catalogue. “White Worm” occasionally finds its way into a set but is captured live for the first time here while “Jusiamere Farm” has not been played since shows in the early 2000s. Dead Meadow bring us a generous offering of psychedelic rock, imbued with the spirit that inspired The Pillars of God.

“Your mind is your inner empire. Whatever you vision yourself in your mental empire, the same you become.” - A.K. Mozdumar

$3.98 | stream ticket
$9.98 | stream + lossless WAV + 320 KBPS MP3 download

$100 | cassette + shirt + LP signed by the band
$49.98 | screenprinted poster signed by the band
$23.98 | live album LP
$32.98 | tie dyed t-shirt
$27.98 | t-shirt
$13.98 | cassette 

The live LP, T-shirts and cassettes are limited editions only available as part of the stream. This LP pressing is limited to 500 copies on orange vinyl with green splatter.

DEAD MEADOW - Rains in the Desert (LEVITATION Sessions)

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Tomahawk's Tonic Immobility Arrives March 26; Hear "Business Casual" Now  









Photo credit: Eric Livingston


Jan. 21, 2020, King William County, Va. – Tomahawk, the rock band featuring Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard/Unsemble), Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle/Fantômas), Mike Patton (Faith No More/Mr. Bungle, etc.) and John Stanier (Helmet/Battles), return with their first full-length album in eight years, the highly-anticipated Tonic Immobility (March 26, Ipecac Recordings).

Tonic Immobility could just be something in the air we’re feeling,” says Denison. “It’s been a rough year between the pandemic and everything else. A lot of people feel somewhat powerless and stuck as they’re not able to make a move without second guessing themselves or worrying about the outcomes. For as much as the record possibly reflects that, it’s also an escape from the realities of the world. We’re not wallowing in negativity or getting political. For me, rock has always been an alternate reality to everything else. I feel like this is yet another example.”

A preview of the twelve-song album, which was co-produced by the band and Paul Allen, arrived overnight, with the release of “Business Casual” (https://youtu.be/_tAJuKu04R8). The track, which Denison describes as “a mocking look at the life of work in America,” marks the first new music from the foursome since 2014’s “M.E.A.T.” single.

Tonic Immobility pre-orders are available now (http://lnk.to/TomahawkTonic), with the album available in the following formats: digital, CD digipak, and 180 gram LP in textured gatefold packaging. Vinyl variants include standard black, coke bottle clear (indie retail exclusive – 5000 available), opaque metallic silver (Ipecac webstore exclusive – 2000 available), and crystal clear (Newbury Comics exclusive – 1000 available).


Tonic Immobility cover by Eric Livingston


Tonic Immobility track list:

  1. SHHH!
  2. Valentine Shine
  3. Predators and Scavengers
  4. Doomsday Fatigue
  5. Business Casual
  6. Tattoo Zero
  7. Fatback
  8. Howlie
  9. Eureka
  10. Sidewinder
  11. Recoil
  12. 12. Dog Eat Dog

About Tomahawk

Stop if you’ve heard this one before…Four guys from a bunch of other bands walk into a studio and walk out with a record. That’s sort of the story of Tomahawk, but it’s not the whole shebang. The guys—guitarist Duane Denison [the Jesus Lizard, Unsemble, etc.], vocalist Mike Patton [Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.], drummer John Stanier [Helmet, Battles, etc.], and bassist Trevor Dunn [Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.]—show up just when we need them. The first time was in 2001 with the self-titled Tomahawk. Following Mit Gas [2003] and Anonymous [2007], they dropped Oddfellows during 2013. It marked their best debut, reaching #9 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart. The A.V. Club gave it a grade of “A-, Revolver rated it “4-out-of-5 stars, and Pitchfork chimed in, “This lurid, thorny, profoundly weird music--just comes tearing out. All kinds of touring and festivals followed before the members went back to their gazillion other gigs in 2014. On their 20th anniversary they finally return with their fifth full-length album, Tonic Immobility [Ipecac], in 2021. Thawed out from their slumber, they sound like, well, Tomahawk…

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The Kinks present 'The Moneygoround,' one man show live stream on 1/29



Continuing the 50th celebrations and following December’s special multi-format release of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part OneThe Kinks return again with the unveiling of The Moneygoround one-man show live stream - available to watch as a one time broadcast HERE at The Kinks’ YouTube channel on January 29th at 8PM (GMT). Subscribe to the channel now to set a reminder.

Ray commented: “The Moneygoround' is a one-man show documenting a character facing the challenging circumstances of making an album under extreme pressure. This play, similar to a psychodrama, follows the ups and downs of the character as he plays out events in his life. He confronts the dark forces surrounding him after falling into an emotional and financial "hole" eventually he is saved by a song after confiding in his friend, Lola."
The 45-minute play is co-written by Ray and Paul Sirett, who worked with him on "Come Dancing" and the BBC Radio 4 play "Arthur."
This unique audio-visual production has been intimately filmed with the Actor Ben Norris as the leading Character - https://bennorris.net. The presentation will also feature video content inserts of archive footage The whole show will also include the "Any Time 2020" lyric video, the "Lola" Unboxing Video, and the "Lola" lyric video.

Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, commonly abbreviated to Lola Versus Powerman, or just Lola, is the eighth studio album by The Kinks, recorded and released in 1970. A concept album ahead of its time, it’s a satirical appraisal of the music industry, including song publishers, unions, the press, accountants, business managers, and life on the road. One of the all-time classic Kinks albums.

Although it appeared during a transitional period for The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman was a success both critically and commercially for the group, charting in the Top 40 in America and helping restore them in the public eye, making it a "comeback" album. It contained two hit singles: "Lola," which reached the #9 US, #2 UK, and Germany - becoming the Kinks' biggest success since "Sunny Afternoon" in 1966 - and "Apeman," which peaked at #5 in the UK and Germany.

The special multi-format release of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One is out now as a lovingly produced Deluxe Box Set, 1LP, Deluxe 2CD, 1CD, and digitally - order here.

The Moneygoround is a show not to be missed!

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EARTHLESS Kick Off LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT Livestream Concert Film Series on 1/23, Share Trailer Video Clip



(Photo Credit: Mirosla Peric)

San Diego-based heavy psych rock trio EARTHLESS this Saturday, January 23 will launch VOLUME 1 of five livestream concert film experiences that are part of the LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT: VOL.1-5. The stream will include over an hour of performance footage filmed and recorded throughout day and night from the natural amphitheater of California’s Mojave Desert backed by a visual performance from the Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show.

This psychedelic rock’n’roll happening will also include a virtual ‘fly-on-the-wall’ hangout session with EARTHLESS and personalities from the California Desert Rock scene as they discuss their favorite concert films and share some of their favorite video clips and other trippy footage. Tickets are available now which allow replay access to the entire stream for 48 hours beginning on the 21st at 12:00 P.M. PT (3:00 P.M. ET) at this link: https://www.tixr.com/groups/cdwa/events/cdwa-records-presents-live-in-the-mojave-desert-20473.

Watch a video trailer below featuring four minutes of performance footage of EARTHLESS’ 21-minute-long song “Sonic Prayer” below.

“Having the opportunity to set up out in the desert and play how we do was one of the best experiences ever actually,” says EARTHLESS drummer Mario Rubalcaba. “Adding to it the Mad Alchemy liquid lights and the surroundings made for a very satisfying day/night of jamming. Thankful for the label preserving the night by filming and recording this. I hope people can enjoy the release as much as we did doing it.”
Earthless "Sonic Prayer" (Live in the Mojave Desert Vol. 1)
Inspired by Pink Floyd’s Live at Pompeii 1972 concert documentary film, the LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT: VOLUMES 1-5 series will air bi-weekly with additional volumes including NEBULA (February 6), SPIRIT MOTHER (February 20), MOUNTAIN TAMER (March 6) and STONER (March 20)—the new project from ex-Kyuss members Brant Bjork and Nick Oliveri.

“In October 2020 we filmed and recorded five bands in four days, deep in the deep sand and iconic rocks of the desert,” shares LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT producer RYAN JONES. “It was a major undertaking to bring this many people and this much gear out to a very remote desert location. Including the bands, we had 25 people onsite daily. With only one road in, everyone and all the gear had to come up a half mile long hill of deep sand--30 miles from nowhere. We had to hire local desert guys with huge 4x4 pickups to help. The Mad Alchemy Liquid Light Show projected on a four-story high, double pyramid of boulders and we had a crack squad of filmmakers, photographers and recording engineers there to capture it all. It was insane, but it was worth it to see our favorite bands play again!”

Tickets are on-sale now for each individual stream or bundled as a series pass with the option to add-on a limited Edition ‘Desert Lizard’ event poster featuring artwork by John Howard (QOTSA, Primus, Melvins) as seen below. Get yours now at: https://www.tixr.com/groups/cdwa/events/cdwa-records-presents-live-in-the-mojave-desert-20473
(Poster Artwork by John Howard)

The San Diego-based krautrock trio EARTHLESS feature the talents of Nebula guitarist Isaiah Mitchell, Electric Nazarene bass player Mike Eginton and Hot Snakes/Clikitat Ikatowi drummer Mario Rubalcaba (who also played with Rocket from the Crypt under the alias Ruby Mars). The band’s debut, a collection of jam-heavy instrumentals titled Sonic Prayer, was released on the Gravity label in 2005. It was followed in 2007 by Rhythms From A Cosmic Sky which marked the band’s first release for Tee Pee Records. Live at Roadburn appeared the following year showcasing the band’s strength as a live act. From The Ages, the band’s third studio long-player, arrived in 2013 with a pair of concert albums, Live at Freak Valley and Live at Tym Guitars in Brisbane, Australia, arriving in 2015. The following year saw the trio release a split LP with fellow West Coast psych-rockers Harsh Toke, and in 2018 they issued their fourth full-length outing Black Heaven.
For more information on LIVE IN THE MOJAVE DESERT, please visit:

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CASPER CLAUSEN shares new video for "8 Bit Human". Album 'Better Way' out now on City Slang.


- Shares new video "8 Bit Human"
- Debut solo record ‘Better Way’ out now on City Slang!
Photo credit: Hanna Sturm

“A frequently seductive first solo outing… The internationalism is reflected by the music’s diversity.” - MOJO
“An engaging mishmash of krautrock and space ballads” - Uncut
"These are hearty pop-rock songs at their core, but they seem to exist in dreams or alternate dimensions, layering elements of krautrock, shoegaze, post-punk, and various kinds of electronic dance music in consistently engaging ways." - Stereogum (album of the week)
"A stunning debut that pulls you down into its depths before rising up reborn." - FutureMusic
"A kaleidoscopic, multi-faceted debut... An absorbing trek, this a full sonic experience." - CLASH

Following the recent release of his debut album 'Better Way' via City Slang, Casper Clausen, frontman of Efterklang and adjacent project Liima, shares a new video for single "8 Bit Human".

Following wistful ode to Lisbon, "Ocean Wave""8 Bit Human" is an upbeat exploration on modern living and a sister track to the album's first single, the juddering, 9-minute krautrock opening jam Used To Think.

Clausen commented on the two tracks, saying: "They were composed in similar time and head space, although 8 Bit Human definitely belongs more in the big city. While making it I had these images in my mind of skyscrapers, hordes of people and cars, takeaway cups, new drugs, higher self ideals, the latest face oil, former lovers and grandiose ideas like a putting a car in space. I started to fall in love with the duality between that pumping city life and the exploration of outer space; the similar fuel that kinda drives both vehicles. 

"For the video I teamed up with the same friends I did Used to think video with. We tried to somehow visualize those scenarios from the song and our love for cars, although with limited resources due to the current situation we went with a provincial Belgian countryside setting in place of big city glamour.  Also I don’t have a driving license which didn’t help the shoot... but I’m very proud of what we achieved, hope you’ll enjoy it too."

Watch the video for "8 Bit Human": https://youtu.be/g1nXudGdcg8

On this first solo venture Casper Clausen exhibits a sense of ingenuity and musical exploration, unrestricted by formats, genres and collective goals. He presents a kaleidoscopic album journeying new terrain, twisting dense textures and swirls of sound into tales of alienation and love.
Deeply rooted in his residency in Lisbon, Portugal, the songs came together through snatched moments between tours and was mixed in the hills outside the city by Sonic Boom of Spaceman 3

"It’s a record about finding a better way, loving stronger, falling harder” 
he saysAnd through eight tracks of sparkling, light-filled explorations Clausen channels moods and sounds with a sense of unbridled freedom, optimism and inquisitive liberty, touching on elements of krautrock, avant-pop and progressive rock, whilst the delicate, bassy vocal refrains and expansive approach to composition is unmistakably the Casper Clausen fans have come to know. 
'Better Way' streaming & purchase links: http://casperclausen.lnk.to/betterway

‘Better Way’ track list:
1. Used To Think (YouTube)
2. Feel It Coming
3. Dark Heart
4. Snow White
5. Falling Apart Like You
6. Little Words
7. 8 Bit Human (YouTube)
8. Ocean Wave (YouTube)
Press shots (credit Hanna Sturm)

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Telex Announce New Compilation Featuring Unreleased Tracks; Watch The New Video For "Moskow Diskow"


“Belgian synthpop eminences…” – MOJO
Telex and Mute today announce a new partnership that launches with the release of This is Telex, a brand new 14-track compilation out April 30This is Telex will be released on limited edition shrimp pink and fern green vinyl. Standard edition cassette, CD, and digital formats are also available alongside a limited edition t-shirt bundle. Sleeve notes for This Is Telex are compiled by David Stubbs.
This new partnership with Mute will see a comprehensive reissue series of the back catalog, starting with This is Telex“We’re so glad to have signed with Mute. We couldn’t have done better,” says Moers. “It’s like a dream, fantastic,” adds Lacksman.
Watch a new version of the video for “Moskow Diskow” here.
Pre-order This Is Telex here.
This is Telex features singles from across the Belgian synthpop trio’s career, from their debut single, “Twist à Saint Tropez” in 1978  – coincidentally, the year Mute was formed with the release of Daniel Miller’s 7”, The Normal “TVOD” / “Warm Leatherette” – through to their final album release, How Do You Dance? in 2006. Tracks on the compilation are newly mixed and remastered from the original tapes by band members Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers. These new mixes often involved subtracting from, rather than adding to, the original multi-track recordings. “We simplify,” explains Lacksman. “We take away, to create something more efficient, more Telex.”
The newly mixed and remastered tracks on the compilation include their best-known work, “Moskow Diskow,” alongside two recently discovered and unreleased tracks – their take on The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and Sonny & Cher’s “The Beat Goes On,” as well as their writing collaboration with Sparks and cover of the Sparks hit “The Number One Song In Heaven.”
Telex are Marc Moulin (1942- 2008), Dan Lacksman and Michel Moers. The band formed in 1978 in Brussels, just one of a handful of synthpop pioneers at a time when electronic pop was regarded as novelty, with suspicion, as a harbinger for future dystopia and alienation. Telex were concerned about the consequences of new technology for human communication, their name taken, ironically, from a now obsolete piece of communications technology, adding a retro-futurist air to their legend. And it was on their cover versions that they deliberately played up the disparity between the ice-cool electronic approach and the sweaty, fleshy, frenetic passion of pop. Their cover versions – from the Yé-yé of Les Chats Sauvages’ “Twist à Saint Tropez” to the psychedelic soul of “Dance to the Music” (Sly and the Family Stone), from the rock ‘n’ roll of Bill Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” and “La Bamba” to the disco of Sparks’ “The Number One Song in Heaven” and beyond – see Telex embrace a wide history of musical genre.
The band famously entered the Eurovision Song Contest representing Belgium with “Euro-vision,” another song included in the compilation. Moers says he regarded their entry as “very Situationist International, the worm in the apple” and they resolved either to come first or last. They didn’t achieve that goal but became part of the Eurovision saga. Moers saw Johnny Logan (who went on to win the contest twice for Ireland) and told him, “you’re going to win.” Logan replied “Yeah. But if I win it’s good for me. If you win, it’s good for music.”
Telex announced their retirement in 2008 following Moulin’s death.

This is Telex Tracklisting
1. The Beat Goes On:Off (Unreleased)
2. Moskow Diskow (New mix)
3. Twist à Saint-Tropez (New mix)
4. Euro-vision (New mix)
5. Dance To The Music (New mix)
6. Drama Drama (New mix)
7. Exercise Is Good For You (New mix)
8. L’Amour Toujours (New mix)
9. Radio-Radio (New mix)
10. Rendez-Vous dans L’Espace (New mix)
11. Beautiful Li(f)e (New mix)
12. The Number One Song In Heaven (New mix)
13. La Bamba (New mix)
14. Dear Prudence (Unreleased)

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Billie Eilish and Rosalía Join For 'Lo Vas A Olvidar.’


Internationally acclaimed, GRAMMY® Award winning artists Billie Eilish [Darkroom/Interscope Records] and Rosalía [Columbia Records] have joined forces for ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar.’ The alluring new collaboration is out now across all platforms worldwide and previewed earlier this week on the official trailer for HBO’s hit show EUPHORIA and its upcoming special episode, “Part 2: Jules,” which premieres January 24. The official music video was directed by award winning Nabil, and stars both Billie Eilish and Rosalía.
Watch the official music video for ‘Lo Vas A Olvidar’ HERE.
In other Billie Eilish news, the 19-year-old pop-phenom follows her 2020 history-making GRAMMY® Award wins with 4 additional nominations for the 2021 63rd Annual GRAMMY® AwardsBillie Eilish was nominated in 4 categories for her critically acclaimed song ‘everything i wanted’ (Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance) and her official James Bond theme song ‘No Time To Die’ (Best Song Written For Visual Media). The 63rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards are set to take place and air on CBS on March 14.
Next month sees the worldwide premiere of her highly anticipated documentary film, “Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry.” Directed by award-winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler, the film will be released in theaters by NEON and premiere globally on Apple TV+ on February 26, 2021. Watch the official trailer HERE.

Billie Eilish has also announced she will be releasing her first ever personal photo-filled book, titled BILLIE EILISH on May 11. Pre-order HERE

While Rosalía has spent a large majority of the last year immersed in the creative process of writing and recording her eagerly-awaited next album, she also notably closed out 2020 by leading the field of LATIN GRAMMY winners for the second year in a row, joining Travis Scott, Bad Bunny and the Weeknd on collaborative tracks, and  becoming the first-ever all-Spanish language music artist to grace the COVER of VOGUE in the United States, with the unveiling of the January 2021 “Vogue Values” issue, photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Last week also saw Rolling Stone declare her upcoming full length release as “One of the Most Anticipated Albums of 2021.”
About Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish has become one of the biggest stars to emerge since the release of her debut single “Ocean Eyes” in 2015 and continues to shatter the ceiling of music with her genre-defying sound. Fast forward from her humble breakout to 2019 when Billie’s album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S as well as 17 additional countries and was the most streamed album of the year.  WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? was written, produced and recorded entirely by Billie Eilish and brother Finneas in their childhood home in Los Angeles. Billie Eilish went on to make history as the youngest artist to receive nominations and win in all the major categories at the 62nd Grammy Awards receiving an award for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Vocal Album. Billie Eilish is also the youngest artist to write and record an official James Bond theme song, “No Time To Die.”
About Rosalía
With the May 2018 release of Rosalía’s innovative breakthrough single “Malamente (Cap.1: Augurio)” - and the fall arrival of her landmark album “El Mal Querer,”  fans worldwide quickly embraced Rosalía’s phenomenal vocal capability meshed with her now fully realized fusion of classic Flamenco and other timeless music styles of Spain, with R&B, hip-hop, contemporary Latin-American rhythms and electronic beats. Coupled with Rosalía’s strong influences from industrial visual arts, female empowerment, fashion and choreography, it became clear to critics that: “Rosalía is a complicated genius… El Mal Querer is a boundary-breaking modern masterpiece … that has resonated like a shockwave… it stands out from virtually everything else on the global pop landscape .” Within the subsequent two years, Rosalia has garnered a GRAMMY Award, performance, a first-ever Best New Artist nomination for a Spanish Language artist, and eight Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year, 2 MTV VMA’s, multiple magazine covers, Coachella and Lollapalooza festival appearances, the most watched global YouTube video of 2019 for a female artist, landmark brand partnerships with Nike and MAC’s “Viva Glam” campaign, and “Best Music of the Decade” picks from Rolling Stone, Billboard, GQ, The LA Times, Pitchfork and more… and that’s just the beginning .

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