Nick Waterhouse - 'Never Twice' - Out Today!


Today, Nick Waterhouse returns with his third full-length studio album Never TwiceNever Twice is out via Innovative Leisure digitally, on CD and 180 gram vinyl.

He's currently out on tour and highlights include Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn on October 8th, The Bottom Lounge in Chicago on October 4th and The Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington DC on October 12th. More tour dates to be announced soon. Never Twice features the lead single "Katchi," a duet with Leon Bridges. "Leon and I were in Fort Worth hanging out at a friend's place getting massages. He was laying on the table while I strummed the chords, bare chested, he shouted out "she give me KATCHI!"... His mother's old Louisiana Indian term for 'loving touch'. We rode it out and next thing we know we had a straight cruiser," Waterhouse told The Fader. 


With Never Twice, Nick Waterhouse returned to his original collaborator, producer Michael McHugh (Black Lips, Ty Segall, Allah-Las). McHugh was a local legend in the oft-underrated Orange County music scene that Nick grew up in. McHugh was the first person to ever put Nick on tape and in an effort to re-capture the vibrancy of the Huntington Beach scene of Nick's youth, he invited McHugh up to his current home of San Francisco to work the boards once again. Once he had McHugh on board, Nick began cold-calling his favorite players, all of whom miraculously said yes. Jazz musician Bob Kenmotsu's contributed flute, Tom Waits and Elvis Costello collaborator Ralph Carney on sax, Dr. Lonnie Smith protege Will Blades on Organ and a virtual whose who of muso legends on horns, bass and guitar. The result is an exuberant and impeccably recorded album of songs, showcasing Waterhouse's prowess as a musician and a band-leader.


"The verses are built on the feet-shuffling groove of jazzy drums and keys as Waterhouse bewails his life's stagnation ... He refuses to sit still for long, however, as the funky refrain kicks everything into fifth gear with driving guitar riffs that bring to mind classic rhythm and blues bandstands, all decked in golds and blacks and blues." 

Consequence of Sound
"Swoony vocals that recall
jazz singers like Cab Calloway and Jack Jones, Waterhouse has been hailed as the second coming of soul, infusing a distinctly California surf-rock spin to the genre.'
"Waterhouse's show of intensity arrived through an incendiary combo of momentum-building saxophones...riding a grand, Spector-esque wave, punctuated with start-and-stop pacing, a love of musical space and Waterhouse's utilitarian voice singing structured three-minute rockers." 
- Los Angeles Times

"Waterhouse straddles the line between rock grit and smooth, sultry R&B. It's sexy, it's smart, and it's definitely worth another round in a bar in the middle of a dark and stormy night."
- Esquire


1) Its Time
2) I Had Some
3) Straight Love
4) Stanyan Street
5) Old Place
6) Katchi
7) Baby I'm In
8) Tracy
9) Lucky Once
10) L.A. Turnaround


10/4 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge LINK
10/5 - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag LINK
10/6 - Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern LINK           
10/8 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg LINK
10/10 - Boston, MA - The Sinclair LINK
10/11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Foundry at The Fillmore LINK
10/12 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel LINK

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The Raveonettes Share "This Is Where It Ends" Track Via BlackBook | Ninth Track In Monthly RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH Series

 Photo Credit: Amber and Ashlie Chavez

WATCH & SHARE: The Raveonettes - "This Is Where It Ends"
The Raveonettes have premiered the new track "This Is Where It Ends" on BlackBook who describes it as "a paradigm of autumn melancholy, pensive, wistful, yet august and opulent just the same. Echoes of the Cocteau Twins abound." You can listen to it here.

"This Is Where It Ends" is the ninth track release from the band's official RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH playlist where the duo will continue to upload a freshly recorded track on the last Friday of every month until December.  The 'anti-album' will feature a collection of new tracks that aren't bound by the constraints of the format.  Join the RAVE-SOUND-OF-THE-MONTH and subscribe to the playlist here.

The Raveonettes also continue their new Pledge Music Campaign where fans can pledge for the CD and vinyl of the forthcoming new album. Sign up for the Pledge Music Campaign at http://radi.al/TheRaveonettesPledge.
01. The World Is Empty (Without You)
02. Run Mascara Run
03. Excuses
04. Junko Ozawa
05. Scout
06. Won't You Leave Me Alone
07. Where Are You Wild Horses?
08. A Good Fight
09. This Is Where It Ends
10.14 - Institute of Mentalphysics - Joshua Tree, CA


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Laura Burhenn (Mynabirds) Announces Solo Tour

Laura Burhenn (Mynabirds) Solo Tour

w/ William Fitzsimmons,

October 29 - December 4

photo by Bliss Katherine

New Single Coming Soon!

“…songs so elegantly composed that many could pass for old standards
Burhenn is as heartbreaking and tuneful as her finest inspirations
while investing her songs with a calm fatalism that sets her apart.” - Pitchfork

Tour Dates:

10.29 // Omaha, NE // O'Leaver's (
Tickets) * w/o William Fitzsimmons 

10.31 // St. Louis, MO // Firebird (Tickets)

11.01 // Kansas City, MO // The Record Bar (Tickets)

11.03 // Denver, CO // Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill (Tickets)

11.04 // Fort Collins, CO // Downtown Artery (Tickets)

11.05 // Salt Lake City, UT // The State Room (Tickets)

11.06 // Boise, ID // The Olympic (Tickets)

11.09 // Seattle, WA // Triple Door (Tickets )

11.10 // Portland, OR // Doug Fir Lounge (Tickets )

11.12 // Sacramento, CA // Harlow's (Tickets)

11.13 // Petaluma, CA // Mystic Theater (Tickets)

11.14 // San Francisco, CA // Slim's (Tickets)

11.15 // West Hollywood, CA // Troubadour (Tickets)

11.18 // San Diego, CA // Casbah (Tickets)

11.19 // Phoenix, AZ // Valley Bar (Tickets)

11.20 // Santa Fe, NM // Meow Wolf (Tickets)

11.28 // New York, NY // LPR - Le Poisson Rouge (Tickets)

11.29 // Boston, MA // Cafe 939 (Tickets)

11.30 // South Burlington, VT // Higher Ground (Tickets)

12.01 // Montreal, QC // L'Astral (Tickets)

12.02 // Toronto, ON // The Great Hall (Tickets)

12.04 // Evanston, IL // SPACE (Tickets)

American singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn is a shape-shifter who can’t sit still. Since 2010 she’s worked under the moniker The Mynabirds, releasing three critically acclaimed and stylistically different albums on Saddle Creek: What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (2010), GENERALS (2012), and Lovers Know (2015). She has also toured as a member of the Postal Service (2013) and Bright Eyes (2011), helped found Omaha Girls Rock (a non-profit helping young girls find their voices), and in 2013 gave a TED talk based on her “New Revolutionists” portrait project, exploring what it means to be a revolutionary woman in this day and age. Before the Mynabirds, Laura was a member of DC indie band Georgie James with Q And Not U’s John Davis, and also put out two self-produced solo albums on the label she founded herself, Laboratory Records.

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Kimbra releases new song "Sweet Relief" + video


September 30th, 2016 - Grammy-Award winning pop singer Kimbra releases a brand-new song, entitled "Sweet Relief," today via all digital service providers. The track was written by Kimbra and London producer and artist Redinho, and produced by Redinho, Kimbra, and co-produced by Andrew Maury.
Apple / iTunes / Google Play: smarturl.it/SweetReliefKimbra
"'Sweet Relief' came from a season of experimentation where I took time to work with some upcoming artists and producers that I love," says Kimbra, who is now based in New York City. "I'm a big fan of Redinho's work. We made this track together in London. It highlights our shared love of warped funk and groove royals like Prince and Janet Jackson. For me, the song explores the push and pull of human desire for intimacy, the tension and power of touch, and a liberation of the senses. I'm about to start recording my third album, which is already going in new directions for me, but I really wanted to share this song before I embark on that new endeavor." 
This is Kimbra's first new song since the New Zealand-born singer and songwriter released her second album, The Golden Echo, in 2014, though she released the single "Goldmine" from the album in 2015, and has been featured on songs by Mew, Bilal, Electric Wire Hustle, Great Danes, SLOWOLF, Big Black Delta, and OWSLA artist What So Not in the past two years. She also performed a tribute to David Bowie with David Byrne and The Roots at the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, and at the Prince tribute concerts at First Avenue in Minneapolis in September.
Kimbra's  2011 debut, Vows, bowed at No. 14 on the Billboard Top 200 and was certified platinum in Australia and New Zealand. Kimbra exploded into the public consciousness that same year with "Somebody That I Used To Know," a duet with Gotye that earned her Grammy Awards for "Record of the Year" and "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance." The song topped Billboard's Hot 100 chart in 2012 and was the best-selling song of that year in the U.S. It has sold more than 13 million copies.
Kimbra enters the studio next month to record her third album with Grammy Award-winning producer John Congleton.

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Lindsey Buckingham Contributes Guitar and Backing Vocals To Track, Which Is From Band's New Album, Two Vines, Set ForRelease On October 28 Via Astralwerks
Empire Of The Sun Perform On "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" On Tuesday, October 4

L-R: Empire Of The Sun's Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore    Photo Credit: Jen Campbell

Today, alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun released "To Her Door," a song they recorded with Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, who contributed guitar and backing vocals. The track - which is from Empire of the Sun's new album, Two Vines - premiered earlier this week on NPR's "Songs We Love."" To Her Door" can be streamed on Spotify HERE and the animated static video can be viewed HERE.
Empire Of The Sun will perform on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" next Tuesday, October 4. Two Vines will be released on October 28 via Astralwerks. The pre-order is underway HERE. Beginning today, fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive "To Her Door" plus "High & Low," "Two Vines" and Manny Marroquin's remix of the band's Platinum hit "Walking On A Dream."
NPR praised Empire Of The Sun's "glistening collaboration with longtime Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham...Sonically, 'To Her Door' reflects Fleetwood Mac's warmest records - such as "Hold Me" or "Gypsy," which overflow with richness."
"'To Her Door' started with us just improvising in the studio with Lindsey," explainsNicholas Littlemore, who co-pilots Empire Of The Sun alongside Luke Steele. "After the first jam, which was probably about an hour, we turned up his parts and there were so many beautiful gems. You could hear all of the years of playing that he's done withFleetwood Mac coming through. That was quite early on, so that was a big inspiration for us." Buckingham says of the experience, "I loved working with Luke and Nick. Their process was open and collaborative, and their balance of sensibilities between pop and art is beautiful. I was glad to have contributed!"

With Two Vines, the Australian band invites listeners to enter the jungle paradise that marks the third remarkable age of the Empire Of The Sun. The album's first single,"High & Low," offers a glimpse of this dreamlike kingdom. SPIN hailed the track as "exuberant" and Billboard praised it as "a straight-up party tune which flows with melodies, synths and good times." Idolator noted, "The dreamy anthem picks up where debut single/belated 2016 hit 'Walking On A Dream' left off - with hazy synths, multi-layered production and a nod to the past."
In 2008, two of Australia's leading musician/producers, Luke Steele (The Sleepy Jackson) and Nick Littlemore (Pnau), created a vision that seemed to come from an alternative reality - a post-apocalyptic psychedelic adventure known as Empire Of The Sun.  The resulting album, Walking On A Dream, went on to sell 1.5 million copies worldwide. Eight ARIA awards (including Album of The Year, Single of the Year and Best Group), 2 BRIT nominations (including Best International Album), and many accolades followed. To date, the band has sold three million copies combined of their albums Walking On A Dream and Ice On The Dune, and reached Multi-Platinum status with global singles "Alive," "We Are The People" and "Walking On A Dream." Empire Of The Sun'slive show has become the highlight of festivals worldwide with its larger-than-life production.SPIN praised the band's Coachella performance as"out of this world." Empire Of The Sunheadlined the historic Hollywood Bowl last fall, performing for sold-out crowd of over 17,000 fans.

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The Faint's CAPSULE:1999-2016 out Today via Saddle Creek; On Tour Now With Gang Of Four & Pictureplane

The Faint's CAPSULE:1999-2016 out Today via Saddle Creek
Share "Young And Realistic" Video With SPIN 
Stream New Track "ESP" at Consequence Of Sound
On Tour Now With Gang Of Four & Pictureplane 
photo credit: Bill Sitzmann
Watch: "Young & Realistic" video at SPIN or YouTube
Stream: "ESP" at Consequence Of Sound or Soundcloud
Watch: "Skylab1979" official video at Pitchfork or YouTube
Stream: "Skylab1979" at Noisey or YouTube

Stream: "Young & Realistic" at Streaming Services 
The Faint's new album CAPSULE:1999-2016 is out today on CD and digitally with the 2xLP due October 28 via Saddle Creek. CAPSULE:1999-2016 is available to order now in the Saddle Creek online store. The 2xLP is pressed on silver vinyl and the first pressing of the album will include a bonus 7" featuring "Skylab1979" and "ESP."
This week the band shared the official video for "Young & Realistic" with SPIN. The video was directed by Nik Fackler (Icky Blossoms, Sick Birds Die EasyLovely, Still) and The Faint's Todd Fink. About the video SPIN says, "The song, which debuted back in May, is a soaring electro-disco anthem; now it has a jolting video that loops arresting and bizarre visuals—including close-ups of eyeballs, colorful stalagmite caves, and a man dousing a tree on fire." The "Young & Realistic" video is available to post and share via YouTube.
CAPSULE:1999-2016 is a retrospective collection that represents a golden era for The Faint. The album includes 16 of their most beloved songs from five albums and is an excellent primer for new fans or a classic collection for those who’ve been nodding along since the Blank-Wave Arcadedays.  Consequence Of Sound premiered a stream of “ESP,” one of three new tracks appearing on the album in addition to the recently released “Young & Realistic and"Skylab1979". Todd Fink told Consequence Of Sound, "We all have crazy amazing dreams from time to time but i’ve come to realize that some people’s dream lives are even stranger." He adds, "This song is about being married to someone who has dreams about the future that come true. I used to think that all facts could be explained somehow, but I’m stumped on this. All I can do is sing about how I’d like to meet up with her inside this impossible realm."
The Faint's is currently on tour with Gang Of Four and Brooklyn-based electronic artist Pictureplane. The tour will make stops in major cities including Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles. The tour will conclude with a hometown show in Omaha on Halloween at Sokol Auditorium. The Faint will also be performing at The Growlers’ Beach Goth V festival taking place in Orange County, California. The festival will also include sets from Bon Iver, James Blake, Justice, Future Islands, Devendra Banhart, The Drums, Cold Cave, Wild Nothing, Hinds and HEALTH. Advance tickets and the full line up can be found HERE. All upcoming shows are listed below. 
The Omaha-based band had been kicking around for four years prior to that period, but had a hard time hitting their stride. “We didn’t make anything we really liked until 1999,” frontman Todd Fink laughs. The Faint released some initial material that fit in with the times—reminiscent of the post-punk sounds of Fugazi and other Dischord Records bands—but wasn’t anything spectacular, lacking the distinct personality that would eventually come to define them. 
It was in writing “Worked Up So Sexual,” the hit single from 1999’s Blank-Wave Arcade, that the band struck their jackpot moment. They discovered an entirely original fusion of synth sounds over a blaring rock background, one that was as catchy as it was danceable. Just like that, the Faint captured lightning in a bottle. 
“I felt lucky... like, blessed or something,” Fink remembers. “By the time we’d actually recorded those songs, we were like, ‘Yeah, this is where it’s at.’ We were excited to go play basement shows and little bars and halls and just bring the music that we hunted down, that felt like us.”
Still reveling in the success of their newfound identity, the band added death metal guitarist Dapose and released their masterpiece, Danse Macabre, in 2001, one of Saddle Creek’s all-time “big three” albums, right up there with Cursive’s The Ugly Organ and Bright Eyes’ Lifted. It was a dark and sinister work that could still be enjoyed on the dance floor. Songs like “Agenda Suicide” and “Glass Danse” forced blasts of disorienting techno beats into aggressive, almost industrial noise that leaned heavily on filthy bass lines. The album exploded, and their weirdo melange of genres brought them a sizeable audience dancing along. 
Armed with their new, dynamic sound, the band released an onslaught onto unsuspecting crowds around the country—a bombastic audio/visual assault of strobe lights, keyboards, and dance-punk. At times, they were convinced that their esoteric style of punk with a fun twist was bound to turn people off, but to their surprise, the Faint began to catch on. Over the next few years, they continued to evolve on Wet from Birth in 2004 and Fasciinatiion in 2008, before taking a hiatus prior to returning for their anticipated 2014 album, Doom Abuse
CAPSULE:1999-2016 serves to bookend this remarkable 17-year period for the Omaha vets, a time which saw them as imitable pioneers of electro-punk. In addition to highlighting songs from five of The Faint’s most popular albums, CAPSULE:1999-2016 features three new songs. The recently released single, “Young & Realistic,” and two bonus unreleased songs: “Skylab1979” and “ESP,” all of which feature latest member Graham Ulicny (Reptar) on synth duties.  The new songs give a glimpse of what’s to come for The Faint, as they embark on a new chapter in their long, influential career.

The Faint Tour Dates
09.30 - Chicago, IL @ Metro *
10.01 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall *10.02 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Velvet Underground *10.05 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club *10.06 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall *10.07 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero Theatre *10.08 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club *10.10 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *10.11 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage *10.13 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues *10.14 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall *10.15 - Austin, TX @ Emo's *
10.17 - Scottsdale, AZ @ LiveWire *
10.18 - San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park *10.20 - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theater *10.21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl *10.22 - 10.23 - Santa Ana, CA @ Beach Goth V10.23 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom *10.25 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox *10.26 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom *10.28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue *10.29 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre *10.31 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium *                   
  • * with Gang Of Four & Pictureplane

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Sweet Spirit news! We're heading out next week for our first UK tour since the release of KIN. Songs sounding good, excitement levels stratospheric. Still a few tickets left if you haven't got yours yet.  Excited to add, we'll be joined on all dates by JOE GIDEON and his magnificent band, featuring Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds/Grinderman) & Gris-De-Lin. If that's not enough, we'll also be joined by the incredible BONFIRE NIGHTS for the final show at The Scala in London. All dates listed below.
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