Liam Gallagher Shares Brand New Track "Chinatown"

Tracklisting Revealed For Debut Solo Album As You Were
Set for Release October 6 on Warner Bros. Records/Parlophone
June 30, 2017 (Burbank, CA) - The return of Liam Gallagher gathered pace with a sensational show at Glastonbury last weekend. NME described it as "a swaggering, emotional moment," "worth the hype" and "one of Glastonbury's finest moments," before concluding, "never underestimate the man, he was made for moments like this."Between Glastonbury, his recent sold-out underplay tour of the U.K./Ireland, and an emotional performance at One Love Manchester, Liam Gallagher has demonstrated that he's back to his very best. Click here to view and share Gallagher's performance of "Wall Of Glass" from last weekend's Glastonbury performance. Click here to view and share an interview with Gallagher from Glastonbury.
Now Gallagher continues to build anticipation for the October 6 release of his debut solo albumAs You Were by sharing the brand new track "Chinatown" and revealing the album's tracklisting. Click here for single and album information.
In contrast to the punchy first single "Wall Of Glass," "Chinatown" is an atmospheric, psychedelic slow burner in which he utilises the more tender side of his inimitable vocal stylings. As a pairing, the two tracks hint at what to expect from As You Were, with Gallagher adding a modern sheen to his passion for a wide range of influences from the 60s and 70s.
After Gallagher ignited the writing process with the heavy duty soul-rock of "Bold," As You Werewas recorded in two locations. Greg Kurstin performed all of the instruments on the four songs that he produced in Los Angeles ("Wall Of Glass," "Paper Crown," "Come Back To Me" and the psychedelic whoosh of "It Doesn't Have To Be That Way"), while Dan Grech-Marguerat produced the remainder of the album at Snap! Studios in London.
"I didn't want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey," says Gallagher. "It's the Lennon 'Cold Turkey' vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now."
One of the most striking aspects of As You Were is that all the songs have a purpose. There's no flab, nothing to cut. They all feel directed at something or someone, setting the record straight or getting his side of the story over, be that the swinging, Bo Diddley-like "Greedy Soul," which incinerates someone who's the "ungrateful dead" or the mega-ballad "For What It's Worth," which serves up the album's biggest chorus.
The tracklisting for As You Were:
  1. 1.      Wall Of Glass
  2. 2.      Bold
  3. 3.      Greedy Soul
  4. 4.      Paper Crown
  5. 5.      For What It's Worth
  6. 6.      When I'm In Need
  7. 7.      You Better Run
  8. 8.      I Get By
  9. 9.      Chinatown
  10. 10.   Come Back To Me
  11. 11.   Universal Gleam
  12. 12.   I've All I Need
Bonus tracks on deluxe album editions:
  1. 13.   Doesn't Have To Be That Way
  2. 14.   All My People / All Mankind
  3. 15.   I Never Wanna Be Like You
The As You Were cover features an iconic new portrait of Liam, which was taken by the influential photographer, fashion designer and creative director Hedi Slimane.
As You Were is now available to pre-order from https://l-gx.com/lg_asyouwere with "Wall Of Glass" and "Chinatown" provided as an instant download. It will be released on digital (standard and deluxe), CD (standard and deluxe) and vinyl (standard 12" and limited edition color 12" formats).
A special boxset is also available from https://wbr.ec/lg-store-dlxboxset. It compiles a color 12" vinyl of the album, an exclusive 7" format of "For What It's Worth," a print designed by Klaus Voorman (the artist behind The Beatles' Revolver album cover) and additional collectors' items.
As previously announced, Liam Gallagher and band will tour North America this fall:
Nov 13             San Francisco, CA        Warfield
Nov 18             Denver, CO                  Gothic
Nov 20             Minneapolis, MN           First Avenue
Nov 21             Chicago, IL                   The Riviera
Nov 23             Toronto, ON                 Rebel
Nov 25             Boston, MA                   House of Blues
Nov 27             New York, NY               Terminal 5
Nov 29             Washington, DC           Lincoln Theatre
Nov 30             Philadelphia, PA            Union Transfer
Joining Liam Gallagher on the road will be Jay Mehler on guitars, Mike Moore on guitars, Christian Madden on keyboards, Drew McConnell on bass, and Dan McDougall on drums. 

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Lucy Rose shares new song & live video, "Something's Changing" out July 7 on Arts & Crafts


Photo credit: Laura Lewis Photography
Lucy Rose is sharing a new song, “Morai,” from her forthcoming third album Something’s Changing (due July 7 in North America via Arts & Crafts). Listen/share the song HERE and view the live video HERE. Rose kicks off the U.S. leg of her tour in New York at Le Poisson Rouge on October 5. Please see a list of tour dates below.
Rose explains “When I wrote this I was thinking a lot about fate and destiny and discovered that the Greek God in control of our fates was called Moirai. I sometimes feel like I live by 'oh well, it wasn't meant to be' but what happens if it was and it's just plain unfair that it didn't. I often think about this when it comes to lost love which I've heard so many stories of for various reasons, 'the one' getting away. But it happens, wrong time, wrong place and I wanted to write a song about that.”
The album is accompanied by a fly-on-the-wall short film documenting her debut tour in Latin America last year, a trip that was independently organized by Rose with the help of her fans. The tour was the inspiration for the record and the film serves as an intimate account of this process.
The video for the single “No Good At All” is out now, watch/share it HERE. Of the video, Rose notes “‘No Good At All’ is the oldest song on the album and was written just before I went on my first trip to Latin America. When I wrote it, I was kind of feeling that maybe I wasn’t good enough for music and was re-thinking everything. But it’s also got an element of love to it, finding the one to start a new life with, who one day you could settle down and have a family with. There’s a fair amount of self-doubt in this song, but also positivity for the future.”
Rose embarked on the making of Something’s Changing following her tour for her second, critically acclaimed album Work It Out. Over time, she noticed a steady stream of tweets reaching her from Latin America, and the unlikely statistic that geographically her music was most popular on Spotify in Mexico City. It gave birth to the seed of an idea that became a real labor of love over the next six months. Lucy offered her fans in Latin America a deal: “If you book me a gig, I’ll come and stay.” 
For two months Lucy, with her guitar, a camera and her backpack, toured Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Mexico, playing free shows, staying with fans and “falling back in love with making music.” The documentary of her experience there was inspired by “the kindness and faith in music of those she met includes fans blocking the street outside a gig above a launderette, trying to sleep on endless inter-city bus rides and living with families in out-of-the-way towns;” Rose's husband Will Morris filmed as much as the experience as possible along the way.
Rose says, “The documentary is a big part of this record. I think it explains why that trip was important and why it lead to me making the album that I’ve made. The trip gave me confidence to do things like record in just one take and the songs came more easily.”
With the insight gained during her travels, Lucy set out to make the third album on her own. Through friends she began a collaboration with Brighton producer Tim Bidwell, and in his home studio found the ideal place to explore songs for a new album. Every week Lucy would take the train to Brighton and created the new album in a mere 17 days.
Major contributions came from by Bidwell, in-house bassist Ben Daniels and drummer Chris Boot as well as guest appearances by Daughter’s Elena Tonra, Bear’s Den’s Marcus Hamblett and Matthew and The Atlas’ Emma Gatrill. On two tracks vocal harmonies are provided by The Staves (“Floral Dresses” and “Is This Called Home”).
“The songs just came more naturally after that trip, from feeling good and from learning so much about myself,” adds Rose. “I feel more comfortable in my own skin that I’ve ever felt in my life. So there is a lot of searching as well as a lot of discovery on this record.”
On select dates this year she’ll tour alongside the documentary, returning to Latin America first and then India, Europe and Asia along with North America.
Oct. 5—New York, NY—Le Poisson Rouge
Oct. 6—Somerville, MA—The Rockwell
Oct. 7—Montreal, QC—PHI Centre
Oct. 9—Toronto, ON—The Drake
Oct. 11—Chicago, IL—Schuba’s
Oct. 12—St. Paul, MN—Turf Club
Oct. 14—Vancouver, BC—The Rio Theatre
Oct. 15—Seattle, WA—The Sunset
Oct. 16—Portland, OR—Mission Theater
Oct. 18—San Francisco, CA—Swedish American Hall
Oct. 22—Los Angeles, CA—Troubadour

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Neil Young + Promise of the Real Release New Song and Music Video "Children of Destiny" Today

AT 11:00 A.M. PT

June 30, 2017 (Burbank, CA) - Neil Young + Promise Of The Real have recorded a brand new Young composition titled "Children of Destiny," which is available beginning today via all digital music retailers. Click here to order. The video, a Shakey Pictures / DHNY production, will accompany the song and also launches today at 11:00 a.m. PT. Click here to view and share the video.
Today, Neil Young and Micah Nelson will premiere the song and video on Facebook Live at 11:00 a.m. PT.  

"Children of Destiny" was recorded and mixed at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, and produced by The Volume Dealers: Neil Young and Niko Bolas. Young, along with Promise Of The Real, and a 56 piece orchestra - 62 musicians in all - played together on the final piece. Al Schmitt recorded and mixed, while strings were arranged, orchestrated, conducted and co-produced by Chris Walden.

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(New York, NY June 30th, 2017) - Today, John Mellencamp journeys into the darkness of coal mining life in his reverent cover of Merle Travis' 1946 song "Dark as a Dungeon,"recorded in support of National Geographic's acclaimed documentary about the mining industry, “From The Ashes.” See link to the song 
here and official music video featuring Mellencamp here. 

"From the Ashes,” an official selection at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, explores the legacy and future of the U.S. coal industry. The film premiered June 25th on National Geographic. The film will be available commercial-free and unauthenticated via YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play and VOD and unauthenticated on Natgeotv.com and Nat Geo TV Apps (iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku and Samsung Connected TVs). See a link to the full-length film 

Throughout the folk tune – which Johnny Cash popularized on his iconic 1968 live album, At Folsom Prison – Mellencamp strums an acoustic guitar and sings in his signature baritone, "It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew, where danger is double and pleasures are few," backed by an accordion and tambourine tap. "Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines/ And it's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines."

In 1946, singer-songwriter Merle Travis wrote “Dark as a Dungeon” to describe the harsh and dangerous conditions that coal miners experienced every day. John Mellencamp recorded a special version of the song in support of the From the Ashes, a new documentary presented by National Geographic Documentary Films about the legacy and future of the coal industry in the U.S. To learn more about the film and how you can support coal dependent communities visit 

Mellencamp released his 23rd studio album, 
Sad Clowns & Hillbillies in April which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Americana/Folk Albums Chart, #3 on Top Rock Albums Chart and #5 on the Top Albums Chart. Don’t miss John Mellencamp on tour this summer as he heads to 22 stops across North America for his all-new Sad Clowns & Hillbillies tour kicking off on June 5th in Denver, Colorado with special guests, Emmylou Harris, tour-mate Carlene Carter and Lily & Madeleine. See the full tour itinerary and purchase tickets here.

On The CrowdRise Campaign:  America’s transition away from coal and towards cleaner energy is bringing health and economic benefits to communities across the country, with nearly 350,000 Americans working in the solar and wind industries alone. And while new jobs in clean energy are dispersed around the country, coal-dependent regions face acute job losses that harm families and depress local economies as the industry shrinks. Rather than relying on empty promises from Washington, communities are coming together to create new jobs and a sustainable future that does not rely on coal. Let’s help coal communities as America makes the transition to cleaner energy.

Join Bloomberg Philanthropies in supporting organizations working with communities and workers left behind by the coal industry to create local solutions to economic diversification. Local organizations creating diverse, resilient and sustainable economies in coal regions deserve your support. When you 
make a donation on CrowdRise to Coalfield Development Corporation, the Just Transition Fund, and the Western Organization of Resource Councils, Bloomberg Philanthropies will match a portion of the donation and cover all transaction fees.

Check out “Dark as a Dungeon” 

About John Mellencamp
John Mellencamp’s career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation.  Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation’s Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and Americana Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. John also wrote the title song for the upcoming film, The Yellow Birds, an American war film directed by Alexandre Moors and based on the novel The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Jack Huston, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, and Toni Collette.  John continues to focus on another facet of his artistic expression: painting. His style has progressed over the years as evidenced by several gallery shows and published portfolios, and in recent years he has increased his output by completing over 100 new works. His pieces were shown in 2012 at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville under the title “Nothing Like I Planned: The Art Of John Mellencamp” and, more recently at the Butler Institute of American Art in an exhibition entitled “The Paintings Of John Mellencamp.”  “The Paintings of John Mellencamp” traveled to the Museum of Art-DeLand, Florida and John’s art was showcased at the ACA Gallery in New York. The unique instrumentation of his band and his poignant songs about everyday life in the American heartland, are widely credited with being the forbearer of the Americana/No Depression genre of rural-inflected music.  An extraordinary collaboration performed by an ensemble cast of 15 actors and a four-piece live band, comprised of members of John Mellencamp’s band is The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a musical with music and lyrics by John Mellencamp, a libretto by author Stephen King and production by T Bone Burnett. The show is being further developed in London, though King and Mellencamp are no longer as actively involved.  Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of heartland rock; passionate, plain-spoken, and a self-proclaimed rebel.  John Mellencamp continues to live and work in Bloomington, Indiana.

Check out Sad Clowns and Hillbillies Here: 
Listen to “Grandview” featuring Martina McBride Here:https://republic.lnk.to/MellencampGrandviewPR

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In anticipation of the release of their upcoming album, Foster the People share new track “Loyal Like Sid & Nancy” today. The song is one of 12 on the band’s forthcoming third album, Sacred Hearts Club, which will be released on July 21 via Columbia Records. Check out the lyric video for the new song HERE. The album is available for pre-order now HERE and will be available physically, digitally and on vinyl. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of “Loyal Like Sid & Nancy,” along with lead single “Doing It For The Money”, “Pay the Man” and “SHC.”  Special packages that include the new album are also available in the band’smerch store. Check out “Sacred Hearts Club (the beginning),” a documentary style video that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the band’s rehearsals, HERE.

Having recently wrapped up a spring tour, Foster the People recently announced a new set of fall tour dates. The tour will kick off September 2 with a headline slot at 94/7 Alternative Portland’s “Best Show Of The Year…So Far…” and will stop in major markets including Denver, Boston and Atlanta before wrapping with an appearance at the Austin City Limits music festival on October 13. Tickets for the fall tour are available now and additional dates will be announced soon. For tour and ticket information please visit www.fosterthepeople.com.

In addition to Austin City Limits, the band is set to play the music festival circuit with confirmed performances at Lollapalooza in August and The Meadows Music and Arts Festival in September.

Founded in in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of its debut album Torches, which has sold nearly two million albums and over nine million singles worldwide. Torches features the #1 hit single “Pumped Up Kicks,” which was declared “the year’s anthem” by SPIN, and also spawned the chart topping singles “Don’t Stop (Color On The Walls),” “Houdini,” and “Helena Beat.” Foster the People garnered three Grammy nominations for its monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Short Form Music Video for “Houdini.” Supermodel was the second full-length record from Foster the People. Influenced by frontman Mark Foster’s world travels and shifting perspective, the album was recorded in studios around the world and features fan favorites including "Coming of Age" and "Best Friend."

7/27/2017Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall 
7/28/2017Ontario, CanadaWayhome Music & Arts Festival 
7/29/2017Detroit, MIMo Pop Festival 
7/31/2017Nashville, TNRyman Auditorium 
8/1/2017Memphis, TNMinglewood Hall 
8/4/2017Chicago, ILLollapalooza 
8/6/2017Montreal, QCOsheaga Festival 
8/19/2017Long Beach, CAAlt 98.7 Summer Camp @ Queen Mary Park 
9/2/2017Portland, ORKNRK 94.7’s The Best Show Ever @ McMenamins Edgefield
9/3/2017Spokane, WAThe Knitting Factory 
9/5/2017Salt Lake City, UTComplex 
9/6/2017Denver, COOgden Theatre 
9/8/2017Kansas City, MOKRBZ Buzz Beach Ball 
9/9/2017Madison, WIOrpheum Theater 
9/10/2017Louisville, KYIroquois Amphitheater 
9/13/2017Boston, MAHouse of Blues 
9/15/2017Norfolk, VANorva 
9/16/2017Richmond, VANational 
9/17/2017New York, NYMeadows Music and Arts Festival 
9/27/2017Miami, FLFillmore Miami Beach 
9/28/2017Tampa, FLThe RITZ Ybor 
9/29/2017Orlando, FLHard Rock Live 
9/30/2017Atlanta, GATabernacle 
10/2/2017Charlotte, NCFillmore Charlotte 
10/3/2017Birmingham, ALIron City 
10/6/2017Austin, TXAustin City Limits Festival 
10/8/2017Washington, D.C.All Things Go Fall Classic 
10/13/2017Austin, TXAustin City Limits Festival

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Guided By Voices - 'How Do You Spell Heaven'

Guided By Voices - 'How Do You Spell Heaven'
Out Friday August 11th, 2017 via GBV INC.

Listen & Share: Guided By Voices - "Just To Show You"

Guided By Voices is on a roll. You could argue, but please don't because I have a headache, that GBV is never not on a roll, that Robert Pollard's output plows past the word "prolific" like prolific is standing still in a snowbank; and that's true, but this new version of the band (Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Shue, Kevin March) has given Pollard new tools to complement his song-hammer. Thus, ergo, quod erat demonstrandum: roll.

Hot on the heels of the smothered-in-plaudits double album August By Cake comes this hot and heavy fifteen-tune long player, a melody-dense thwack to the earholes that will both energize you and deplete your body of its remaining music-appreciation enzymes. Recorded by the band in New York, and by Bob in Ohio, How Do You Spell Heaven capitalizes on the current incarnation's tour-buffed shine without sacrificing eternal GBV verities such as but not limited to: off-kilter rhythmic jolts; krazy chords; purposefully imperfect harmonies; and fragmented structures that start and stop on a coin of small denomination and go somewhere else, and quickly.

For example: Leadoff track "The Birthday Democrats" features a surfeit of pop hooks and swaggering sure-footed wordplay before dissolving like a perfect dream into Beatles-esque sound collage. "King 007" starts off like an acoustic demo from Tommy before shifting gears into a galloping riff-driven hyperspace guitar battle, before pivoting back to some kind of weirdo hybrid of the two… and then stops short just when you think you've got the thing pinned down. "Pearly Gates Smoke Machine" opens like the best thing Marc Bolan never wrote and then stubbornly refuses to cohere into an actual song, instead serving as a platform for some entertainingly normcore guitar pyrotechnics, while "How To Murder A Man" channels David Bowie channeling Scott Walker. Is this enough? Is it ever? How about "Nothing Gets You Real," a deceptively straightforward breezy number that sounds like Pollard looking back at his life-in-rock and nodding, with a melancholy smile, at past versions of himself. It'll make you cry, if you have a human heart.

There's more, much more, but you know that already. The easiest, laziest way to sum up GuidedBy Voices' latest album, the move we can't fail to resist making, is the most obvious: How do you spell heaven? Shout it from the rafters: G-B-V!
Guided By Voices Tour Dates:
28 – Chicago, IL. @ Beat Kitchen – SOLD OUT
29 – Chicago, IL. @ Wicker Park Festival (suggested $10 donation at the door)
16 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward
17 – Bloomington, IN. @ The Castle Theatre
19 – Minneapolis, MN. @ Hilde Performance Center ^
20 – Milwaukee, WI. @ Turner Hall
31 – Baltimore, MD. @ Otto Hall
01 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ House of Independents
08 – Rehoboth Beach, DE. @ Dogfish Head Brewery (FREE SHOW)
(^ = w/ Soul Asylum and The Suicide Commandos)

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