LUNA -- New LP + EP to be released September 22. First track revealed today




photo by Luz Gallardo 

Luna -  the New-York-CIty-based guitar band now scattered around the country - is happy to announce the upcoming release of A Sentimental Education, an album of covers, as well as an EP of 6 new Luna instrumentals entitled A Place Of Greater Safety.  Both will be released simultaneously  on September 22 via the Double Feature label.  The LP and EP mark the band's first output since Luna's last studio album Rendezvous, released 13 years ago.   Both the LP and EP were co-produced by Jason Quever (Papercuts) and recorded at Palmetto Recording in downtown Los Angeles.  On A Sentimental Education Luna tackle songs by the Cure, Mink DeVille, Fleetwood Mac, Mercury Rev and others. The Luna lineup remains the same as it was when they last recorded: Dean WarehamSean EdenLee WallBritta Phillips.

Today the band share the first single from A Sentimental Education, their take of Fleetwood Mac's "One Together" which is off their 1970 album Kiln House, and written by guitarist Jeremy Spencer who departed the band in 1971 to join the Children of God.  LISTEN here.

Luna are taking pre-orders for these new releases as well as t-shirts, socks, posters and rare guitars via Pledge Music.

Luna will be touring in November with the first two shows now on-sale:  
November 16 -- Union Transfer -- Philadelphia, PA
November 18 - Brooklyn Steel -- Brooklyn, NY- on sale Friday, June 2


Tracklisting for the A Sentimental Education
1 Fire in Cairo (The Cure)
2 Gin (Willie Loco Alexander)
3 Friends ("Velvet Underground" - sorta, it was written after Lou Reed had left the band)
4 One Together (early Fleetwood Mac)
5 Most of the Time (Dylan)
6 Sweetness (YES)
7 Letter to Hermione (Bowie)
8 (Walking Thru' the) Sleepy City (Jagger/Richards)
9 Let Me Dream if I Want to (Mink DeVille)
10 Car Wash Hair (Mercury Rev)

Tracklisting for A Place Of Greater Safety

1. GTX3
2. A Place of Greater Safety
3. Captain Pentagon
4. Around and Around
5. Ides of March of the Trolls
6. Spanish Odyssey

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Miranda Lee Richards To Showcase Album 'Existential Beast' From Start-To-Finish Wed May 31th

Miranda Lee Richards To Showcase Album 'Existential Beast' From Start-To-Finish Wed May 31 

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THE MYNABIRDS @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery


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CAN Makes Rare Track Available, Singles Compilation Out 6/16




CAN The Singles - a collection of all of the band’s single releases - is out June 16 on triple vinyl, download, CD and streaming services.

Included in The Singles tracklist is “Shikako Maru Ten,” which is now available for the first time ever on digital services. Listen via YouTube or Spotify.

“Shikako Maru Ten” was the B-side to “Spoon,” which was a Top 10 hit in Germany in 1972. The singles on this compilation are all presented in their original 7” version and “Shikako Maru Ten,” which never appeared on a studio album, is available here for the first time on vinyl outside its original release.

This unique document is the first time the singles have been presented together and shows the breadth of CAN’s influential career, from well-loved tracks like “Halleluwah,” “Vitamin C” and “I Want More” to more obscure singles such as “Silent Night” and "Turtles Have Short Legs". Preorder The Singles HERE.

The Barbican in London recently hosted a very special event to mark CAN’s 50th anniversary year: Irmin Schmidt conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, presenting the world premiere of an original orchestral work composed by Schmidt and Gregor Schwellenbach called CAN Dialog while a specially curated supergroup brought together by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and featuring CAN’s first singer Malcolm Mooney performed a set of CAN tracks, including “She Brings The Rain,” “Yoo Doo Right” and “Mother Sky.”

CAN, founded in 1967, released their debut album Monster Movie (1969) which set them apart from the mainstream, carving out a sound that transcended the boundaries of experimental electronic, jazz and modern classical music. CAN’s influence extends from post-punk musicians such as Joy Division and Primal Scream, through avant-garde composers including Bernhard Lang and Radiohead. Schmidt himself began his musical career as a pupil of Stockhausen and Ligeti, and conducted numerous high-profile orchestras in his native Germany and abroad. Hearing the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa in the ‘60s led to the formation of CAN but Schmidt never lost touch with his avant-garde classical upbringing, and it is to Schmidt that CAN owed much of its musical eclecticism.

In spring 2018, Faber & Faber will publish a new book devoted to CAN titled All Gates Open. The special edition will come in two volumes: one will be the first complete, authorized biography of the band written by Rob Young and the second, CAN Kiosk by Irmin Schmidt, is a collage of thoughts, visuals and interviews (interviews collated by Max Dax and Robert Defcon).

1. Soul Desert
2. She Brings The Rain
3. Spoon
4. Shikako Maru Ten
5. Turtles Have Short Legs
6. Halleluwah (Edit)
7. Vitamin C
8. I’m So Green
9. Mushroom
10. Moonshake
11. Future Days (Edit)
12. Dizzy Dizzy (Edit)
13. Splash (Edit)
14. Hunters And Collectors (Edit)
15. Vernal Equinox (Edit)
16. I Want More
17. ...And More
18. Silent Night
19. Cascade Waltz
20. Don’t Say No (Edit)
21. Return
22. Can Can
23. Hoolah Hoolah (Edit)
 Preorder The Singles
Listen to “Shikako Maru Ten”
Listen to “Turtles Have Short Legs”

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Violent Femmes announce new live album, touring this summer







(New York, NY) - Violent Femmes have announced details of a remarkable new collection of unprecedented live recordings. 2 MICS & THE TRUTH: UNPLUGGED & UNHINGED IN AMERICAarrives via PIAS on Friday, July 7.

2 MICS & THE TRUTH: UNPLUGGED & UNHINGED IN AMERICA sees Violent Femmes reinventing their own extraordinary canon with all-new live performances, including rearranged classics, songs played live for the first time, spontaneous requests, and random improvisations. Featuring The Horns of Dilemma, Violent Femmes' ever-evolving cabal of multi-instrumentalist backing musicians, the album was recorded last year as the band visited public radio stations and music media outlets across the country in support of their acclaimed ninth studio album, WE CAN DO ANYTHING. Always eager to push their sound forward, the Milwaukee-based combo brought with them a pair of Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina microphones, specialized bluegrass mics that allowed Gordon Gano (voice and guitar/banjo/fiddle) and Brian Ritchie (acoustic bass guitar and vocal) to play and record in close proximity. Backing musicians - including baritone saxophonist Blaise Garza and special guests like banjo master Tony Trischka and legendary Television drummer Billy Ficca - were tracked through sound bleed in the tradition of the early jazz, blues, country, rembetika, rockabilly, and folk records which informed the Violent Femmes aesthetic from the jump. Percussionist John Sparrow's innovative use of a Weber Grill as a rhythm instrument enabled Violent Femmes to stand close together around the two mics and play in perfect balance, the metallic tones meshing with Ritchie's acoustic bass and Gano's strummed guitar.

"This is the first time we've delivered a full scale recording to the public which captures the sound and spirit of the band the way we play together when we're working out songs in the hotel or dressing room," says Brian Ritchie. "This project refocuses attention upon the repertoire as a whole by stripping songs to their essentials, conveying them without artifice, and removing them from any timeline. It's the closest we've gotten to the essence of Violent Femmes."

2 MICS & THE TRUTH: UNPLUGGED & UNHINGED IN AMERICA will be available on CD, digital download, and 2 LP vinyl, with the latter edition featuring five additional songs.  A complete track listing is below.

Violent Femmes will celebrate 2 MICS & THE TRUTH with a wide-ranging North American summer tour including headline shows and a co-headline trek alongside Echo & The Bunnymen beginning Tuesday, July 11 at Philadelphia, PA's Skyline Stage at The Mann and then continuing through early August. For complete details and ticket information, please see www.vfemmes.com/tour.html

ON TOUR 2017

7 - Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live
8 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
9 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11 - Philadelphia, PA - Skyline Stage at The Mann
12 - Brooklyn, NY - Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
14 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony Summerstage
15 - Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 
17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
18 - Detroit, MI - Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
19 - Columbus, OH - Express Live Outdoor Stage
21 - Milwaukee, WI - BMO Harris Pavilion
22 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
23 - Chicago, IL - Huntington Bank Pavilion
25 - Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC
26 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
29 - Costa Mesa, CA - Pacific Amphitheatre
30 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery

1 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
2 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre
3 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Amphitheatre

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A Giant Dog announce new album Toy, out August 25 worldwide, share live favorite “Photograph”

A Giant Dog announce new album Toy, out August 25 worldwide, share live favorite “Photograph”

On August 25, Austin’s punk rock heroes A Giant Dog are back with Toy! Along with an album trailer shared last night, the quintet now presents “Photograph,” a love song about lasting devotion and desire for one’s lover even as their body succumbs to the ravages of time. Aww… Check them both out below:

Toy, the fourth LP from A Giant Dog and their second for Merge, captures the Austin quintet at the height of their powers. A solid year of road-dogging and woodshedding has made the band tighter than ever, the charging dynamo of Andrew Cashen and Andy Bauer’s guitars in lockstep with the primal chug of the rhythm section, Graham Low on bass and Daniel Blanchard on drums, in the latter’s recorded debut. Singer Sabrina Ellis turns in another masterful performance, in equal parts brash, defiant, vulnerable, and raw.

Lyrically, Sabrina and Andrew have a gift for making their personal frustrations and fuck-ups, fears, lusts, and addictions feel universal. While they have always given voice to the weirdos and creeps—showing that their peccadilloes and peculiarities are much more deep-seated and widespread—they dig even deeper on Toy. “I feel I’ve revealed more in this album than ever before,” Sabrina confesses. Still, the band doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of catchiness or charm when tackling issues like aging, agency, and mortality, as embodied in opening single “Photograph.”

The band recorded Toy with Grammy-winning engineer Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn, Cat Power, The White Stripes, Reigning Sound), and singer/songwriter/guitarist/wildman Cashen produced it. “Andrew as producer makes a lot of sense,” Sabrina says. “He composes the songs and knows better than anyone what they should sound like in the end. With him at the helm, we’ve arrived at a raw, truthful, risky, and rangy album.” 

Pre-order Toy in the Merge store on CD and limited-edition opaque lipstick-red vinyl, or digitally here. Lucky for us, A Giant Dog will be no strangers to the road in 2017, with plenty of dates already announced and more to come. Buy tickets, and be prepared…

A Giant Dog on tour:
Jun 09 Fort Collins, CO – house show
Jun 10 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
Jun 11 Colorado Springs, CO – The Black Sheep
Jun 12 Grand Junction, CO - Baron’s
Jun 14 Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg Theater
Jun 15 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Jun 16 Tucson, AZ – The Flycatcher
Jun 17 Phoenix, AZ – Lunchbox
Jun 24 Austin, TX – The ABGB
Jun 29 Dallas, TX – Armoury D.E.
Jul 01 Omaha, NE – Boat Fest
Jul 02 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
Jul 03 Davenport, IA – Daytrotter
Jul 04 Fort Wayne, IN – Brass Rail
Jul 06 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Jul 07 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
Jul 08 Des Moines, IA – 80/35 Festival
Jul 09 Kansas City, MO – Blind Tiger
Sep 28-Oct 01 Memphis, TN – Gonerfest

đź“· Sean Daigle

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Lea Porcelain unveil new single and video "A Year From Here" - 'Hymns To The Night' coming June 16

Unveil New Single and Video

Hymns To The NightDebut Album Coming June 16

"How does time affect our life and how do we deal with it?" Lea Porcelain question in their new video 'A Year From Here'.  "Probably one of the most important and primal challenges for humankind is dealing with age and evanescence. Because humans are mortal, and the days when we are lonely, down and feel that lack of motivation, are the days that we fight against in our everyday life."
Lea Porcelain want to give every viewer "the feeling that is just a human emotion and these days that seem dark - when everything you see is black and white - are the days in which it is also important to make progress, to recapitulate and to change your life if it needs changing."
BlackBook debuted the video describing the "piercingly visceral new single sets a melancholy vocal against a sweep of mournful, majestic strings - shades of The xx and early New Order. It's a poignant, pithy drama for our growing culture of modern alienation."

Lea Porcelain's forthcoming debut Hymns To The Night was written and recorded over a two year period in Berlin's FUNKHAUS, a broadcasting house created under Soviet supervision that now houses the world's biggest recording studio. The spectrum of the album is extremely wide. Hymns To The Night bends genres, yet every song works together, playing with very different moods.  Lea Porcelain describe their sound "atmospheric, cinematic and melancholic".

Before Lea Porcelain, project members Julien Bracht and Markus Nikolaus were working within completely separate musical spheres. Bracht was a successful techno producer touring the world, Nikolaus a go-to independent musician, navigating between Berlin and the rest of the world.

Lea Porcelain aim to make "universal" music; songs people can treasure in day, night, between different states of mind. They want to make music for "the entire world", and this partly stems from a globe-trotting past.  No matter the genre, range of instruments or sound palette, their presence is unmistakable. Every song is tied together by the duo's ethos, their free approach towards making music.  In the standout moments of their debut, everything spills outwards, drums cascading into the distance, a cross between self-destruction and complete euphoria.

An intimate visual portrait of the band living and recording in FUNKHAUS Berlin
Photo: Micki Rosi Richter

Lea Porcelain 
Hymns To The Night
June 16, 2017

1 - Out Is In
2 - Bones
4 - Warsaw Street
5 - Similar Familiar
6 - White Noise
7 - The Love 
8 - A Faraway Land
9 - Remember
10 - 12th Of September
11 - Loose Life
12 - Endlessly

Lea Porcelain EU Live Dates:

June 4: Leipzig, Germany - WGT Festival 
June 14: Nottingham, UK - Rough Trade - Instore
June 15: London, UK - Rough Trade East - Instore 
June 17: Augsburg, Germany - Modular Festival 
June 26: Paris, France - Grand Rivage
July 16: Southwold, UK - Latitude Festival 
Aug 25-27: Reading & Leeds       
Sept 1: Bingly, UK - Bingly Music Live  
Oct 2: Rostock, Germany - Mau (MusikExpress Club Tour)

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Vagabon releases "Fear & Force" music video, 'Infinite Worlds' out now




Photo Credit: Ebru Yildiz

Today, Vagabon has shared a music video for "Fear & Force." NPR, who premiered the Zadie-directed video, are saying "the love it portrays is not interested in your labels; the world it creates is too expansive and realistic for that." Vagabon's critically acclaimed debut album, Infinite Worlds, is available for now via Father/Daughter Records.

Vagabon has also announced tour dates with Teagan & Sara, Pinegrove, Girlpool and headlining dates with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya. All dates below.


6/7 - Norfolk, VA @ The Norva ^
6/8 - Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore ^
6/9 - Raleigh, NC @ North Carolina Museum of Art ^
6/11 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel ~
7/10 - Easthampton, MA @ The Flywheel
7/11 - Allston, MA @ The Great Scott
7/12 - Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
713 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo *
7/14 - Detroit, MI @ El Club *
7/15 - Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
717 - Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival *
718 - Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon *
8/11 - New York, NY @ Lincoln Center (Damrosch Park)
9/12 - Providence, RI @ Columbus Theater #
9/13 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery #
9/14 - Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal
9/15 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha #
9/19 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
9/20 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge #
9/21 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge #
9/22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
9/23 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux #
9/24 - Portland, OR @ Holocene #
9/25 - Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret #
9/26 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project #
9/28 - San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall #
9/29 - Santa Cruz,CA @ Crepe Place #
9/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good
10/2 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge #
10/5 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda #
10/6 - Houston, TX @ Walter's #
10/7 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa #
10/8 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade #
10/11 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter #
^ w/ Teagan & Sara
~ w/ Girlpool
* w/ Pinegrove
# w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya

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Alice Cooper Reunites Original Band - Announces New Single



Left to right: Music Business Association President Jim Donio, Neal Smitih, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Alice Cooper, and Baker & Taylor VP/GM Steve Harkins.
Photo courtesy of The Music Business Association

Fans of rock icon Alice Cooper know there are some aspects to his live shows that they can expect, including a hard rocking performance of horror theatrics; however, following Alice Cooper's customary execution via guillotine at his recent Nashville concert on May 14th, fans were treated to something rarely seen since 1975. The stage went dark, and the original band, including bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith reunited to perform five classic songs with Alice. This followed the recent announcement that his forthcoming album -
Paranormal, out July 28th on earMUSIC - will include two new recordings featuring the original line-up. 

Joined by current band member Ryan Roxie filling in for the late Glen Buxton on guitar, the band ripped through "I'm 18," "No More Mr Nice Guy," "Muscle of Love," "Billion Dollar Babies" and then closed with "School's Out," bringing back current band members drummer Glen Sobel, bassist Chuck Garric, and guitarists Nita Strauss and Tommy Henriksen for a grande finale.
The following day, the original band was honored by The Music Business Association at their annual convention, with an award for their historic achievements.  The award was presented to them by Bob Ezrin, who produced their iconic albums Love It To Death, Killer, School's Out, and Billion Dollar Babies as well as many subsequent solo Alice Cooper albums, including the forthcoming Paranormal.
Paranormal features two songs written and recorded with original members - Alice, Dennis, Neal and Michael, as well as guest appearances by ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, U2 drummer Larry Mullen, and Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover. The first single, "Paranoic Personality" will be released Friday, June 9th. 

Alice Cooper is on tour throughout the 2017. Full North American tour dates below.

For more information visit www.alicecooper.com


Jun 07 - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center - Appleton, WI
Jun 08 - Grand Casino Hinckley Amphitheater - Hinckley, MN
Jun 09 - Vetter Stone Amphitheater - Mankato, MN
Jun 12 - Paramount Theatre - Denver, CO
Jun 13 - Kingsbury Hall - Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 16 - Thunder Valley Casino Amphitheater - Lincoln, CA
Jun 17 - Cuthbert Amphitheatre - Eugene, OR
Jun 18 - Pepsi Summer Outdoor Concert Series - Airway Heights, WA
Jun 20 - Rabobank Theater - Bakersfield, CA
Jun 21 - Pechanga Theater - Temecula, CA
Jun 22 - AVA Amphitheater - Tucson, AZ
Jun 24 - KLAQ Streetfest - El Paso, TX

Aug 12 - Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV
Aug 13 - The Greek - Los Angeles, CA 
Aug 15 - AK Chin Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
Aug 16 - Isletta Amphitheatre - Albuquerque, NM
Aug 18 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston, TX
Aug 19 - Gexa Energy Pavilion - Dallas, TX
Aug 21 - Chastain Park Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
Aug 23 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
Aug 24 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ
Aug 26 - Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre - Wantagh, NY
Aug 27 - Xfinity Center - Boston, MA
Aug 28  P.N.C. Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ
Aug 30 - Klipsch Amphitheater - Indianapolis, IN
Sept 01 - KeyBank Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA
Sept 02 - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON
Sept 03 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
Sept 06 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL
Sept 08 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO
Sept 09 - Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH
Sept 10 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH

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OH LAND @ Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

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Dälek Return to Ipecac; Release "Endangered Philosophies" on Sept. 1

Photo credit: Eric Kjensrud
May 31, 2017, Union City, N.J. – Dälek, who have been “Mixing the searing political rhetoric of Public Enemy, the suffocating shoegaze textures of My Bloody Valentine and the primal appeal of squealing industrial noise” for over 18 years (Rolling Stone), return to Ipecac Recordings withEndangered Philosophies, the trio’s fifth Ipecac release and seventh album overall.

“Along with the Melvins and ISIS (the band), Dälek helped form the foundation of our label,” said Ipecac Recordings co-founder Greg Werckman. “We could not be happier to be working with them again. They remain unique and uncompromising and continue to defy genre limitations.”

Tour dates (more to be announced soon):
May 31  Montreal, QC  Bar Le Ritz (w/Daughters)
June 1  Toronto, ON  Hard Luck (w/Daughters)
June 2  Detroit, MI  El Club (w/Daughters)
June 3  Cleveland, OH  Agora Ballroom (w/Daughters)
June 4  Washington, DC  DC9 (w/Daughters)
October 28  Baltimore, MD  Rams Head (Days of Darkness Festival)

“Before Def Jux, before Death Grips, before Yeezus, there was Dälek” (Noisey). Pioneers of alt hip-hop, Dälek features rapper/producer MC Dälek, producer/live electronics Mike Manteca and turntablist DJ rEk.  With roots in the mid-‘90s DIY scene, Dälek has consistently released groundbreaking albums, starting with their 1998 debut EP, Negro Necro Nekros, which NME said saw the outfit “deconstruct hip hop” to 2016’s Asphalt for Eden, hailed by Pitchfork for its subtlety and restraint, saying “on Asphalt for Eden, hip hop ascends into the noosphere.”

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Broken Social Scene Releases New Song "Skyline" + New Broken Playlist App For Spotify


BSS also introduces the new Broken Playlist App For Spotify
(Photo credit: Norman Wong)
Toronto's Broken Social Scene have today shared "Skyline," the third track released from their upcoming album Hug of Thunder, out on Arts & Crafts on July 7th, 2017."Skyline" is available for purchase and streaming HERE. The track is released in advance of Broken Social Scene's appearances at both Primavera Sound in Barcelona, Spain and headlining Field Trip in Toronto, ON this weekend.

Broken Social Scene have also unveiled the Broken Playlist App for Spotify.  With over 100 songs in their critically acclaimed catalogue, the Broken Playlist App creates dynamic, one-of-a-kind playlists of Broken Social Scene songs for whatever mood you want - from makeout music to beach days to road trip anthems and more. Click HERE to check out the app.

Produced by Joe Chiccarelli and mixed by Shawn EverettHug Of Thunder is everythingBSS fans love from the Canadian collective and then some, an album overflowing with glorious open chords, multi-voice harmonies, spacious psychedelia-tinted breakdowns, and more.  It is a panoramic, expansive album that manages to be both epic and intimate; and like all things BSS, in troubled times, it offers a serotonin rush of positivity.  Since their inception in the early Aughts, BSS have always pushed sonic boundaries while remaining reverent of a perfect chorus; almost twenty years down the line, Hug Of Thunder sharpens that balance.  The record's twelve songs refract the band's varying emotions, methods, and techniques in ways that not only reference their other albums, but surpass them.  Hug Of Thunder is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising.  And if you've ever fallen in love with Broken Social Scene - as many of us have - it is a perfect return that was truly worth the wait.  

Broken Social Scene is:
Kevin Drew                 John Crossingham
Brendan Canning       Sam Goldberg
Charles Spearin         Ariel Engle
Justin Peroff               Leslie Feist
Andrew Whiteman     Emily Haines
Evan Cranley             Amy Millan
Jimmy Shaw              Lisa Lobsinger
David French             Ohad Benchetrit
Jason Collett

Tour dates:
06-01-17  Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
06-03-17  Toronto, Ontario @ Field Trip
06-24-17  Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend
07-21-23-17     Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
08-05-17  Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga
9/16/17  Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre ~
9/17/17  New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art festival
9/19/17  Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club ~
9/21/17  Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel ~
9/22/17  Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle *
9/24/17  St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *
9/26/17  Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman *
9/27/17  Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater *
9/28/17  St. Paul, MN @ The Palace *
9/29/17  Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom *
9/30/17  Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
10/1/17  Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater *
10/3/17  Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
10/5/17  Portland, ME @ State Theater *
10/6/17  New Haven, CT @ College Street *
10/7/17  Boston, MA @ House of Blues  

~ - with The Belle Game
* - with Frightened Rabbit

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Miranda Lee Richards To Showcase Album 'Existential Beast' From Start-To-Finish Wed May 31 At The Bootleg Theater


5/31Los Angeles, CABootleg Theater (Full band + orchestra, album release show)
7/15San Francisco, CA
Brick & Mortar (Full band)
7/16Sacramento, CA
Blue Lamp (Full band)
7/18Seattle, WA
Sunset Tavern (Full band)
7/19Portland, OR
Doug Fir (Full band)
7/23Santa Cruz, CA
The Crepe Place (Full band)


Born in San Francisco after the summer of love and before the dawn of disco, MIRANDA LEE RICHARDS grew up in an artistic and bohemian environment that has informed her adult life and work. After graduating from San Francisco School Of The Arts, she began to pursue a musical career. She met Kirk Hammett from Metallica who taught her to play Mazzy Star songs on guitar. Her early demos reached Anton Newcombe and she joined his band, the Brian Jonestown MassacreMIRANDA then signed to Virgin Records and released her debut album The Herethereafter, a mix of folk, psychedelia, country and indie pop and found fans worldwide. The critically acclaimed follow-up album Light Of X--the title of which comes from a dream about harnessing beams of light to travel in time--followed in 2009 via Nettwerk Records. In 2016, MIRANDA unveiled Echoes Of The Dreamtime on Invisible Hands Music, which received rave reviews across in the U.K. and U.S., as well as national airplay with MOJO giving the album 4 stars and hailing the first single, "The sublime 'First Light Of Winter' is the moment it all comes together, Richards transcending her influences and, no longer constrained, arriving at psychedelia's higher plane" (1/2016).

Due out June 16, 2017 on Invisible Hands Music, her new album EXISTENTIAL BEAST follows a busy period for MIRANDA which included the release Echoes of the Dreamtime (LP, 2016), U.S. and European tours, creating music for the new Viceland series "Jungletown"as well as composing and performing "Hero Of the Silent Warthe for the film The Hornet's Nest. EXISTENTIAL BEAST is a political album, examining the current issues of our time, with the intent of tackling tough and taboo subjects in a poetic and heartfelt manner. The title is also a mash-up of terms, referencing the existential crisis that has risen. MIRANDA says of EXISTENTIAL BEAST"We are working within those animal urges of fear, competition, survival and sexuality which are deep-seeded and manifesting in varying ways. Like it or not, these tendencies have been revealed, within our leaders, our countries and ourselves; it is indeed a pivotal and transformational moment in time and there is much work to be done." EXISTENTIAL BEAST is yet another confident and inspiring piece of work from MIRANDA.

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