IBEYI announce new album Ash, out Sept. 29 on XL | Watch the music video for "Deathless"

Announce new album Ash
Out September 29 on XL Recordings
Ash album art by JR

Watch the video for ‘Deathless’ here

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - French-Cuban twins Ibeyi are back to announce details of their second album Ash, a record that tackles subjects as diverse as womanhood, spirituality, activism and racism, all conveyed in Ibeyi’s own unique blend of modern pop, hip-hop and electronic influenced music that incorporates the traditional sounds of Yorùbá.  Set for release on September 29 via XL Recordings, Ash is the follow-up to the twin’s 2015 critically acclaimed, eponymous debut album that made Ibeyi a globally recognized name.  Today Ibeyi share a video for album track ‘Deathless feat. Kamasi Washington’ directed by Ed Morris (director for ‘River’).

While Ibeyi’s first album grappled with the past—the sister’s relationship, origins, loss, and roots. It earned them fans and collaborators in some of the most iconic and crucial artists of today, Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey included. By contrast, Ash is a more visceral and potent political statement, and while firmly rooted in Afro-Cuban culture and history, finds itself entirely concerned with Ibeyi’s present: Who Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi are, what’s important to them, and how they live today, especially given that the spheres, both personally and politically, are entirely different from when Ibeyi was recorded.

Ash was recorded in November 2016 in London with producer Richard Russell at his studio The Copper House. The album features twelve new tracks, including ‘Away Away’ which was released in June, and includes appearances from Kamasi Washington, Mala Rodriguez, Chilly Gonzales, Meshell Ndegeocello .Full track list with details listed below.

‘Deathless,’ the second track to be debuted from Ash, features the incomparable Kamasi Washington on saxophone, and was written in the wake of an experience that Lisa-Kaindé had when she was sixteen that involved her being wrongly arrested by French police. She went home and wrote the emotiveDeathless,’ in which she describes her experience: “I was writing Deathless as an anthem for everybody!” Lisa-Kaindé says. “For every minority. For everybody that feels that they are nothing, that feels small, that feels not cared about and I want them to listen to our song and for three minutes feel large, powerful, deathless. I have a huge amount of respect for people who fought for, what I think, are my rights today and if we all sing together  ‘we are deathless, ’they will be living through us into a better world.”

Photo credit: David Uzochukwu
To celebrate the release of Ash, Ibeyi will set out on a global tour this October.  Kicking off on September 30 in France, the tour will extend across continents ending on November 19 in North America. Ibeyi’s live performance is mesmerizing and not to be missed and as Los Angeles’ KCRW explained, “there is a remarkable power to what they do.”   

So on the September 29th, step out of the gloom and into Ibeyi’s world, a place of optimism, openness and acceptance. The modern world never looked so beautiful as it does through Ibeyi’s lens.

Ash tracklist:
  1. I Carried This For Years
  2. Deathless feat. Kamasi Washington
  3. I Wanna Be Like You
  4. No Man Is Big Enough For My Arms
  5. Valé
  6. Waves
  7. Transmission/Michaelion feat. Meshell Ndegeocello
  8. Me Voy feat. Mala Rodriguez
  9. When Will I Learn feat. Chilly Gonzales
  10. Numb
  11. Ash

Ibeyi 2017 tour dates:
9/30 Sannois, FR EMB
10/4 Feyzin, FR L’Épicerie Moderne
10/5 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/6 Lille, FR L’aéronef
10/11 Rennes, FR L’Étage
10/12 Nantes, FR Stéréolux
10/18 Bristol, UK Thekla
10/19 London, UK Shoreditch Town Hall
10/20 Manchester, UK Band On The Wall

10/28 Miami, FL North Beach Bandshell *
10/30 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse *
11/1 Washington D.C. 9:30 Club *
11/4 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer *
11/5 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Steel *
11/6 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre *
11/7 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Hall *
11/9 Detroit, MI Magic Stick *
11/11 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Café *
11/14 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre *
11/15 Vancouver, BC The Commodore Ballroom *
11/16 Portland, OR Revolution Hall *
11/18 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore *
11/19 Los Angeles, CA Theatre at the Ace Hotel *

11/24 Paris, FR Casino de Paris (Festival Inrocks)
12/2 Cologne, DE Club Bahnhof Ehernfeld
12/3 Berlin, DE Lido
12/4 Hamburg, DE Knust
12/5 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso Noord
12/7 Leuven, BE Het Depot

*theMIND will open as support on all North American dates

More on Ibeyi: Website / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

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Skott Shares New Track "Remain."


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Today, Scandinavian songstress Skott shared a brand new track titled “Remain,” the flipside to her current single “Mermaid.”  The track received its worlwide premiere on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show and is available in the U.S. via RCA Records from today. Listen to “Remain” HERE.

Remain” was written from a place of heartbreak and acceptance, the singer explains; "I fell madly in love when I was 13, and for five years we were inseparable. But sometimes we’re powerless against change – this song is about the pain of growing apart, and accepting that sometimes we have to leave something behind in order to move forward.  How do you tell that to someone, when it’s already hard enough to accept it yourself?”

Side-by-side, “Mermaid” and “Remain” showcase the scintillating, other-worldly sound of this innovative young Scandinavian musician. Producing her finest work to date, Skott boldly resets the bar for the engrossing leftfield pop that she’s so quickly become renowned for. With each new track, the mystery shrouded in Skott’s initial introduction sheds another layer to welcome one of the most exciting young artists of recent years. Watch the breathtaking Emile Rafael-directed video for “Mermaid” HERE.

Remain” follows previous releases, including “Mermaid,” “Glitter & Gloss,” “Lack of Emotion,” “Amelia,” “Wolf” and her stunning debut single from last summer, “Porcelain,” which snagged a coveted slot on the official FIFA 17 soundtrack. Watch the Zhang + Knight-directed video for “Glitter & Gloss” HERE.

After dazzling crowds at SXSW in March, and with sold-out shows in both LA and New York already under her belt, the enchanting singer-songwriter Skott recently returned to North America, playing three prestigious summer festivals including WayhomeLollapalooza and Osheaga. In addition to these festival dates, the captivating singer/songwriter supported Phantogram for two special US shows. She is slated to hit the road with MØ this fall, playing several European dates. For a full list live dates and further information, please visit www.facebook.com/skottmusic

Across the Atlantic, Skott has been busy working on new material set for release throughout the year, along with a highly anticipated full-length album, expected in 2018.

Since making her debut last year, Skott has been steadily racking up support online, topping HypeMachines ‘Most Blogged chart numerous times, with her songs popping up on several Spotify ‘New Music Friday playlists and massive radio support from the likes of Annie Mac (Radio 1)Zane Lowe (Beats1) and KCRW (Jason Kramer). Described as “mesmerizing” by The FADER, “menacing and magical” by Noisey and "definitely worth paying attention to” by Pigeons & PlanesSkott has even received high profile endorsements on Twitter from both Katy Perry and Lorde. Most recently VEVO dscvr included the Swedish singer in their ‘Ones to Watch 2017’ list. Check out an exclusive live performance of “Porcelain” HERE. There’s no question that Skott is one to watch in 2017 and beyond.
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The Growlers Six Single Day Tickets On Sale Now!

The Growlers Present | October 28 + 29, 2017 | LA Waterfront
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The ever tireless Bob Mould has added a handful of Pacific Northwest headline dates and an appearance at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival to his October touring calendar.
That same weekend will see Bob and band heading to Golden Gate Park for an October 8 set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017. Bob will round out October with a trio of solo shows in the Pacific Northwest: October 20 at Doug Fir in Portland, October 21 at The Crocodile in Seattle, and October 22 at the Rickshaw Theater in Vancouver, BC.
The newly announced October dates are the last scheduled appearances on a marathon run touched off with the March 2016 release of Patch The Sky on Merge Records. Hailed upon its release as “conjuring the ecstatic rage of his earlier bands for a grim new era” in a four-star ROLLING STONE review and as “tight, sharp musings on aging, fizzled relationships and death that are melodic enough to sound like songs of victory” by THE NEW YORK TIMES, Patch The Skycompleted a trilogy including its 2014 predecessor Beauty & Ruin and 2012’s Silver Age. Bob and the band commemorated Patch The Sky’s release with an April 25 debut performance on Late Show with Stephen Colbert, offering up not only a fiery rendition of “The End Of Things” but also a gratis session of backstage guitar lessons:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH6-hz4WuG8
A month to the day before Cal Jam kicks off the October dates, Bob’s classic 1989 solo debut Workbook will be the subject of the latest in the prestigious 33 1/13 book series. Written by Walter Biggins and Daniel Couch, 33 1/3: Workbook will be published September 7 by Bloomsbury and will see Workbook added to the storied 33 1/13 bibliography alongside the likes of The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder, The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Electric Ladyland, The Beatles’ Let It BeThe Velvet Underground & Nico, Radiohead’s OK Computer, Joy Division’sUnknown Pleasures and The Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main Street to name but a few. For further information, go to
Finally, Bob has signed on to produce the new album for Fury Things, the Minneapolis rock trio who supported Bob’s live shows in 2014 and 2016. Sessions have been slated at Tiny Telephone in Oakland and Different Fur in San Francisco in October, marking the first time Bob has served a producer for a fellow artist since his work with Vic Chesnutt and Verbow more than 20 years ago.
10/7/17 – San Bernardino, CA – Cal Jam 17
10/8/17 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2017
10/20/17 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
10/21/17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
10/22/17 – Vancouver, BC, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre

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"For all the noisy textures and shimmering sing-alongs on
Antisocialites, Alvvays seem intent on masking pain while convincing others, and perhaps themselves, that everything's fine. It's a tricky balancing act, but that's what makes this band so damn endearing."- NPR

Early Acclaim For Antisocialites:

"Alvvays never second-guess their core strength: anthemic, arm-swaying hooks that aim for the stars even when the sky is gray." Pitchfork

"Canadian guitar romantics Alvvays mix pleasant noises and chill dejection, and the result is a perfect indie-rock lullaby." Rolling Stone on "In Undertow"

"Shellacking a tight pop number in feedback is a worn recipe for success, but in the hands of Molly Rankin, Alvvay's noisy rock is an unexpected gift." New York Magazine

"Light, literal dream pop that's almost too pure for this world." SPIN

"The band has kept their rivers of reverb, which sometimes makes them sound as though they're playing to an empty middle-school gymnasium, an image that fittingly blends sweetness with melancholy." Vulture

"Lead single "In Undertow" contains all of the elements that were initially so charming about the Toronto five-piece blown up to fuzzy and dreamy new heights." Stereogum

""In Undertow", "Dreams Tonite", and the as-yet-unheard "Plimsoll Punks" are as bright and charming as everything we've come to expect from the band."Consequence of Sound

"The great thing about Alvvays is that they know what they do well - create objectively good, beautiful indie pop - and they are evidently doing it again with Antisocialites"Uproxx

"Impossibly bright, effects-heavy guitar lines swirl around Molly Rankin's breathy and beautiful vocals, combining to create an intoxicating whole." Paste Magazine

"A very nice dose of their melodic, emotional indie pop, complete with a shoegazy guitar solo." Brooklyn Vegan on "In Undertow"

"The magnificent Alvvays and their absolutely beautiful sound are back with "In Undertow." It's a soulful, melodic masterpiece."  

"More lovelorn sun-spotted jangly jams done in only the charming way the Toronto quartet know how." My Old Kentucky Blog

Upcoming Tour Dates:
09/02 - Larmer Tree Gardens, UK @ End of the Road Festival
09/03 - Birmingham, UK @ Institute 2 $
09/04 - Nottingham, UK @ Rescue Rooms $
09/06 - Oxford, UK @ Bullingdon Arms $
09/07 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla [SOLD OUT]
09/08 - London, UK @ Koko [SOLD OUT]
09/09 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla [SOLD OUT]
09/11 - Paris, France @ Point Ephemere $
09/12 - Cologne, Germany @ Blue Shell $
09/13 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow $
09/14 - Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden $
09/16 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix $
09/17 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko $
09/18 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet $
09/30 - Long Beach, CA @ Music Tastes Good Festival
10/03 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/05 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel #
10/06 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
10/07 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel # [SOLD OUT]
10/08 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel #  [SOLD OUT]
10/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
10/12 - Nashville, TN @ Exit/In #
10/13 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn #
10/14 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
10/16 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Downstairs #
10/17 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
10/18 - Dallas, TX @ Trees #
10/20 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf #
10/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar # [SOLD OUT]
10/24 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
10/26 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $
10/27 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge $ [SOLD OUT]
10/28 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox $
10/30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
10/31 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater $
11/02 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
11/03 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall $
11/04 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick $
12/13 - Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/14 - Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/15 - Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]
12/16 - Toronto, CA @ ModClub [SOLD OUT]

# w/ Nap Eyes
$ w/ Jay Som

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