7/16/2019

CHELSEA WOLFE SHARES NEW VIDEO "AMERICAN DARKNESS" - 'BIRTH OF VIOLENCE' ON SARGENT HOUSE OUT SEPTEMBER 13

CHELSEA WOLFE

DEBUTS NEW SINGLE + VIDEO "AMERICAN DARKNESS"

UPCOMING NORTH AMERICAN ACOUSTIC FALL TOUR
+ THE CURE'S PASADENA DAYDREAM FESTIVAL

BIRTH OF VIOLENCE OUT SEPTEMBER 13 ON SARGENT HOUSE
Photo By: Ben Chisholm 


Chelsea Wolfe has returned with another stunning track from her forthcoming LP, Birth Of Violence out September 13th on Sargent House. Pre-order Here.

The song is accompanied by this video which Wolfe tells us is an “expression of freedom and beautiful humans being themselves.” She explains, “It began as a sort of homage to a scene in the Paul Thomas Anderson film Magnolia, where the characters are singing along to the Aimee Mann song “Wise Up,” but I wanted our version to be explored through the lens of The Tarot. I’ve been reading tarot cards for myself for many years, and researching the symbolic expressions of the cards for this video made me want to dive even deeper. To represent that, I played both The Fool and The High Priestess cards in the video, to embody both the beginning of the journey, and the realization that the sacred knowledge I was seeking was inside me all along. We cast friends to play a few other tarot archetypes, and Karlos’ idea was to bring the symbols and signifiers into the contemporary; deconstructed, and made everyday - “the magical and the unexceptional.” I loved that. At the same time, we really wanted to challenge the binary of the traditional tarot cards, and give them more diversity, which is something important that many cool artists and witches are doing. I’m such a fan of Karlos Rene Ayala as a writer, director, documentarian and friend, and have looked forward to making a video with him for a long time.”

Wolfe will be embarking on an extensive, acoustic North American tour this fall starting with a special performance at Pasadena Daydream Festival with her full band. All tour dates are listed below. 

Early Praise for Birth Of Violence

"Her new sound may be folksier than her earlier, heavy metal-inspired work, but it’s no less goth." Rolling Stone 

"[Chelsea Wolfe] wanders a desolate, genre-fluid land where goth, metal, folk and post-rock mingle..." LA Times 

"Chelsea Wolfe is a singer-songwriter as distinctive as she is compelling — her sound is folk music that carries the stench of sulfur, like it was written on a guitar made from the wood of a tree struck by lightning." The FADER 

"["The Mother Road"] is a detour from the more haunting atmospheres Chelsea Wolfe typically channels, embracing a cold minimalist approach that layers on the intensity as it unfolds." Loudwire 

"["The Mother Road" is] a gorgeously stirring meditation on epiphanies and transformations..." Revolver 

"One listen to album opener and lead single “The Mother Road” should quell any fears she’s dropped her expansive sound. It’s an ode to Americana’s most familiar ribbon of highway—Route 66—and starts humbly enough, her folky inspirations apparent in guitar strums. The track slowly unfurls into a call to arms, ending with booming drums and gothic strings." Paste 

"A bass drum pounds behind Wolfe as she sings about a much-needed wake up call, her voice growing in strength and tremor as the track progresses. Eventually, violins drone behind her in a creepy key. ["The Mother Road" is] simultaneously unnerving and soothing. Consequence of Sound 

"Ominous...this only goes to prove that Wolfe is still very much evolving as an artist and nailing it every step of the way." Metal Injection 

"["The Mother Road"] starts off bare-bones, but evolves into something much bigger-sounding. It’s great stuff..." Brooklyn Vegan 

"...for “The Mother Road,” [Chelsea Wolfe] reinvents herself once again as a doom-folk earth goddess... the music itself, which opens with isolated vocals and strummed acoustic guitar à la PJ Harvey before a chorus of pounding drums and luminous cymbals rolls in like a thunderstorm, punctuated by jolts of feedback-laden guitar literally crackling with electricity. While the music technically errs on the acoustic side, there’s nothing soft about Wolfe’s terrible and awe-inspiring invocation." A.V. Club
Album Artwork (Cover Photo by Nona Limmen) 
Chelsea Wolfe
Birth of Violence
Sargent House
September 13, 2019

3 - Birth of Violence
4 - Deranged for Rock & Roll
5 - Be All Things
6 - Erde
7 - When Anger Turns to Honey
8 - Dirt Universe
9 - Little Grave
10 - Preface to a Dream Play
11 - Highway
Chelsea Wolfe - American Darkness (Official Video)
Chelsea Wolfe Acoustic Tour:

08/31: Pasadena, CA - Pasadena Daydream Festival * (Non Acoustic Set)
10/18: San Diego, CA - Observatory North Park
10/19: Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
10/21: Salt Lake City, UT - Metro Music Hall
10/22: Estes Park, CO - Stanley Hotel
10/24: Chicago, IL - Metro
10/25: Detroit, MI - Senate Theater
10/26: Toronto, ONT - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/27: Montreal, QC - Le National
10/29: Boston, MA - Royale
10/31: Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
11/01: New York, NY - Brooklyn Steel
11/03: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/04: Charlotte, NC - McGlohon Theater
11/05: Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
11/06: Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
11/08: Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre
11/09: Austin, TX - Levitation
11/10: Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall
11/12: Santa Fe, NM - Meow Wolf
11/13: Tucson, AZ - Club Congress
11/15: Los Angeles, CA - The Palace Theatre
11/16: San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
11/18: Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
11/20: Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/21: Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre

* All dates with special guest Ioanna Gika except 8/31

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SLAYER + L.A. Forum SOLD OUT, 2nd Show Added

SLAYER SELLS OUT LOS ANGELES FORUM IN ONE DAY
OVERWHELMING DEMAND SEES SECOND LA. FORUM SHOW
ADDED TO SLAYER'S FINAL WORLD TOUR
November 29 and November 30:  A Two-Night, Back-to-Back Send-off
For Southern California's Hometown Band
LOS ANGELES, CA - Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - Tickets for Slayer's November 30 show at the Los Angeles Forum went on sale last Friday and by the end of the day, had sold out.  Due to the quick sell out, today Slayer announces a second Forum show now confirmed for Friday, November 29 for fans who may have missed out on getting tickets.  This show is the last addition to Slayer's Final World Tour.  Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 19 at 10AM (local).  Log on to www.slayer.net for all ticketing and VIP package details.

The Final Campaign, Leg Seven of Slayer's Final World Tour, kicks off in Asheville, NC on November 2 and will wrap with two nights at the L.A. Forum on November 29 and November 30, seeing the band end its touring career in Southern California where it all began back in 1981**.  Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing a vulgar display of Pantera, will support on all dates.

Slayer just wrapped Leg Six of its Final World Tour with headline and festival dates in Europe and will perform at various North American festivals over the summer, including Chaos AB (Edmonton), Heavy Montreal (Montreal), Riot Fest (Chicago) and Exit 111 (Manchester, TN).  All remaining dates of this last Slayer trek are below.

** Go HERE for the Slayer Timeline.

At GrasPop, Belgium, 6/21/19:  Paul Bostaph, Kerry King, Tom Araya, Gary Holt
Photo Credit: Tim Tronckoe
JULY
26 Chaos AB Festival, Edmonton, AB
28 Heavy Montreal, Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, QC 

AUGUST
 2 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
 3 Hanns-MMartin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany 

SEPTEMBER 
13 Riot Fest, Chicago, IL 
27 Coliseo General Ruminahui, Quito, Ecuador
29 Estadio Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina 

OCTOBER 
 2 Espaço das Americas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
 4 Rock In Rio, Rio De Janiero, Brazil
 6 Gets Louder Festival, Santiago, Chile 
11 Exit 111 Festival, Great Stage Park, Manchester, TN

NOVEMBER
 2   Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC
 3   PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
 5   Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA
 6   Giant Center, Hershey, PA
 8   Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA
 9   Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
11  KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
12  Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH
14  TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL
15  Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
17  Fargodome, Fargo, ND
18  CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE
20  Broadmore World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO 
22  First Interstate Arena at MetraPark, Billings, MT
24  Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
26  Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
27  Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
29  The Forum, Los Angeles, CA - ADDED SHOW
30  The Forum, Los Angeles, CA


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Cuco Shares New Video For "Feelings"

CUCO SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR "FEELINGS"

ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN FALL PARA MÍ TOUR
DEBUT ALBUM PARA MÍ DUE JULY 26TH VIA
INTERSCOPE RECORDS

Today, Cuco shares a new video for "Feelings" taken from his debut album Para Mí, due July 26th on Interscope Records. Alongside the video Cuco is announcing a run of Para Mí tour dates across North America, which will begin in September following his headline tour this Summer. Artist pre-sale tickets are available now and general on-sale goes live Friday, July 19th at 10am local time. All dates and ticket info are available at www.loverisaday.com.

Co-directed by Pasqual Gutierrez and RJ Sanchez, the new video is a short trip inside Cuco's psyche. The visual follows him around a dark and unkempt mansion as he struggles to stay afloat, eventually enlisting the help of mysterious figures born from his mind to help save him from himself. The video is the third from his upcoming album following "Bossa No Séand "Hydrocodone," revealing a glimpse at a deeper narrative on his debut full length, full of moments of self reflection amidst relatable songs of young love.

To celebrate the release of his debut album in his hometown of Los Angeles he will be performing at The Novo Saturday July 27th and at a Block Party celebration at Grand Park Sunday July 28th. Watch "Feelings" above and find the full tour routing and album details below.
Cuco - Feelings (Official Video)
Upcoming Tour Dates: 

7/17 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall#
7/18 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater%#
7/19 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater %#
7/20 - Vancouver, BC @ Venue%#
7/21 - Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party
7/24 - Anaheim, CA @ The Grove of Anaheim%+
7/25 - San Diego, CA @ Soma%+
7/26 - Pomona, CA @ Fox Theater%+
7/27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo %+
7/28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Grand Park
8/18 - New York, NY @ SummerStage
9/18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex<*
9/19 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre<*
9/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue*
9/22 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre*
9/23 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall*~
9/24 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre*~
9/25 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club*~
9/28 - Memphis, TN @ Growlers*~
9/29 - Nashville, TN @ The Basement East*~
9/30 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse*~
10/03 - New Orleans, LA @ Republic New Orleans*~
10/4 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*~
10/05 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*~
10/06 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf*~

# = w/ Niña
% = w/ UMI
+ = w/ YourGrandparents
< = w/ Ambar Lucid
* = w/Kaina
~ = w/ La Doña

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Listen to Frankie Cosmos’ single “Rings (On A Tree)” the new single from Close it Quietly, available worldwide on September 6th via Sub Pop

Listen to Frankie Cosmos’ single “Rings (On A Tree)” the new single from  Close it Quietly, available worldwide on September 6th via Sub Pop 
Photo credit: Jackie Lee Young
World tour dates announced for September, October, and November
 
On September 6th, Sub Pop will release Frankie Cosmos’ fourth studio album, Close It Quietly. This album is a manifestation of the band’s collaborative spirit: Greta Kline and longtime bandmates Lauren Martin (synth), Luke Pyenson (drums), and Alex Bailey (bass) luxuriated in studio time with Gabe Wax, who engineered and co-produced the record with the band at Brooklyn’s Figure 8 Studios.


Early this year, Frankie Cosmos released Haunted Items, a digital-only collection of new stripped-down songs for the piano which the band’s latest single, “Rings (On A Tree)”, first appeared. As the band's frontwoman Greta Kline describes, it’s “a fictional tale of a breakup from the point of view of a mistress. After I wrote it I realized what it meant to me-- even though I've never been a mistress, I related to the character from being in a relationship where my feelings weren't prioritized. I originally wrote it just on piano and released the solo version that way. The band version really takes it somewhere else and felt very collaborative. I love everyone's parts. Alex wrote the funky guitar part I play in the middle section, based on an idea Luke and Lauren verbalized.” You can listen to the band version of “Rings (On A Tree) by clicking here.

Frankie Cosmos has announced a World Tour, splitting these shows into three legs. The first leg of dates will begin on September 18 in Boston, MA, and end on Sep. 29 in their hometown of New York City. They will then head overseas beginning on Oct. 8th in Munich, Germany with shows in Prague, Amsterdam, and Paris, ending on Oct. 22nd in London. The final leg of dates will run from Oct 31st - Nov 16th with shows in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Berkeley. See below for a full list of shows.

Close It Quietly is now available for preorder from Sub Pop. LP preorders of the album through the megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers in North America, UK, and Europe will receive the limited Loser edition on blue pearlescent (North America) and opaque yellow (UK/EU) while supplies last.

Tour dates:
Sep. 18 - Boston, MA - Royale
Sep. 19 - Burlington, VT - Arts Riot
Sep. 20 - Montreal, QC - L’Astral
Sep. 21 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Sep. 22 - Detroit, MI - Deluxx Fluxx
Sep. 23 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
Sep. 25 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Sep. 26 - Pittsburgh, PA - Spirit Hall
Sep. 27 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
Sep. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
Sep. 29 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
Oct. 08 - Munich, DE - Heppel & Ettlich   
Oct. 09 - Vienna, AT - Chelsea
Oct. 10 - Prague, CZ - Underdogs’
Oct. 11 - Cologne, DE -  MTC
Oct. 12 - Luxembourg, LU - Rotondes
Oct. 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
Oct. 14 - Paris, FR - Badaboum
Oct. 15 - Reims, FR - La Cartonnerie
Oct. 16 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt 
Oct. 17 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
Oct. 19 - Leeds, UK - Belgrave Music Hall
Oct. 20 - Sheffield, UK - Delicious Clam (Sold Out)
Oct. 21 - Manchester,  UK - Night & Day
Oct. 22 - London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 31 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 01 - Tacoma, WA - Alma Mater
Nov. 02 - Vancouver, BC - Hollywood Theatre
Nov. 03 - Seattle, WA - Laser Dome @ Pacific Science Center
Nov. 07 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
Nov. 08 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Nov. 10 - Tucson, AZ - Hotel Congress
Nov. 12 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Nov. 13 - San Diego, CA - Che Cafe
Nov. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - 1720
Nov. 16 - Berkeley, CA - The UC Theatre
 

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Miss June Announce Debut LP out September 6 + Share New Track/Video "Enemies"

DEBUT ALBUM BAD LUCK PARTY
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 6
VIA FRENCHKISS RECORDS

BAND SHARES NEW SINGLE “ENEMIES
Photo by Nicole Brannen

New Zealand’s Miss June is excited to announce the forthcoming release of their debut album. Entitled Bad Luck Party, the LP will be released on September 6 via Frenchkiss Records. Today they share the newest single “Enemies” by way of a video directed byDylan Pharazyn. He notes, “the track gets at that feeling of instability in a relationship when there’s full on confusion around who your friends are or who you are... reality runs amok. I started to imagine this full throttle dream sequence in which a young couple bash through a bizarre night. As they find new places, they encounter strangers who at first seem normal become weird and dangerous creep characters… or ENEMIES. I felt like this erratic narrative had a powerful connection with the song - fast and heavy in a super off-kilter way." Watch Enemies here:
Miss June - Enemies

Previous to “Enemies,” Miss June released a double A-sided 7” consisting of “Best Girl” b/w “Twitch.” The New York Times labeled “Best Girl” a, "...nod back at a pantheon of powerful statements and sounds...but calibrated for 2019 ears craving a clever, irresistible outlet." Consequence of Sound said it is, “a bolstered, anthemic pop-punk jam for the next generation” and in the UK BBC Radio 1 said “a creative forward thinking piece of punk music… this band are brilliant.” Find the 7” HERE

Raised in the embers of punk rock and described as “some unholy union between Sonic Youth and Le Tigre,” the Auckland four piece harness jagged, noisy guitars filtered through the unrivalled stage presence of front-person Annabel Liddel, guitarist Jun Park, bass player Chris Marshall and drummer Tom Leggett.

The band has built a reputation for fierce, formidable and head-spinning live shows which have caught the attention of acts like The Foo FightersShellacWolf AliceIdles andDie! Die! Die!, who have all eagerly harnessed their support on stage. The band recently made their first trip to the U.S. and played to packed rooms across New York City and in Los Angeles. The band will be back stateside in the Fall with dates to be announced soon. 

Combining elements of post-punk, no-wave and rock, Miss June hold close their DIY roots while creating a blistering, reckless sound full of melodic hooks and overdriven riffs that are at once immediately recognizable and yet entirely their own.
Bad Luck Party Tracklisting:

1. Twitch
3. Two Hits
4. Anomaly
5. Orchid 
6. Double Negative 
7. Enemies
8. Aquarium 
9. Scorpio
10. Please Waste My Time
11. Polio
Find Miss June here:



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Lost Under Heaven Share Video For "Black Sun Rising"; "Love Hates What You Become" Out Now



LOST UNDER HEAVEN SHARE VIDEO FOR “BLACK SUN RISING”

LOVE HATES WHAT YOU BECOME OUT NOW
Credit: Ben Kelly (hi-res)
“Love Hates What You Become rattles with perfect intensity.” – Pitchfork

“…an intense, transcendent second album…a powerful emotional punch.” – Q

"…widescreen, cinematic scope…a towering statue of glittering noise." – Stereogum

“…enthralling…music for the here and now…” – DIY

"...Roberts can craft an epic at will and these songs all go for broke, making LUH’s ambition
their greatest asset." – UPROXX

 
Following the recent release of their critically lauded second studio album, Love Hates What You BecomeLost Under Heaven today share a video for the re-worked version of “Black Sun Rising.” Watch “Black Sun Rising (Expanded)” here.

“Black Sun Rising” began in a series of dreams Lost Under Heaven’s Ebony Hoorn had during the spring of 2016. Repeatedly, she found herself looking out from a high-rise window to an unknown city submerged in a dense smog of ash, the sun a deep burning red eclipse keeping the city in a perpetual half-light. The dream was understandably troubling, having a prophetic quality aligned with the increasingly alarming projections of climate change. Working with her partner, Ellery Roberts, they channeled the symbolism of the dream into a poem that would become the lyrical basis for the song “Black Sun Rising.”

The particulars of the dream imagery were later returned to when Ebony directed the accompanying music video. After seeing the initial treatment, Ellery felt it necessary to embellish the sparse original composition with a string section to realize the cinematic potential.

Stream and purchase Love Hates What You Become here.
 

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