10/31/2017

GORILLAZ New track Garage Palace featuring Little Simz

GORILLAZ
New track Garage Palace featuring Little Simz
Watch visualizer here
Humanz European Tour starts November 1st
Details of Super Deluxe Vinyl Box Set revealed
Today Gorillaz share a surprise new track, Garage Palace featuring Little Simz. The song has already been raucously received at their live shows and now it comes accompanied by a brilliantly retro 8-bit video game visualizer. Collaborating with Little Simz’ illustrator McKay Felt and director Noah Harris, this video adds to their long run of innovative and ground-breaking work, with the game ingeniously following Simz through dark alleys and cloudy skies on a series of combats, missions and obstacles to reach the top of a tower block for her final battle, but not without the collective muscle of Gorillaz behind her. Level UP!
Even more excitingly, Little Simz will be supporting Gorillaz on the Humanz tour across European and U.K. dates this Autumn/Winter. European dates commence in November which will lead to their homecoming gigs in London’s O2 Arena on December 4th and 5th, with their usual line up of surprise special guests.
The Super Deluxe Vinyl Boxset consists of Gorillaz’ new album Humanz, presented across 14 individual pieces of 12-inch different coloured vinyl, packaged in individually art-worked sleeves. All tracks on Humanz are backed with a non-album bonus track, most of which are previously unreleased. The Boxset also Includes a 54-page, cloth-bound, foil-blocked, hardback book of Gorillaz artwork by Jamie Hewlett and a download card, all housed in a bespoke 12-inch vinyl carrying case.
Gorillaz live shows – which all sold out in record time – have already been met with a rapturous response. The band headlined the inaugural Demon Dayz festival in Margate earlier this summer and most recently continued their Humanz world tour across dates in the US. They will return to UK shores later this year for headline shows in November and December, be sure not to miss out.
The full list of EU/UK dates on the Humanz Tour:
11/01/17 – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
11/02/17 – Vienna, Austria – Wiener Stadthalle
11/04/17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena
11/05/17 – Oslo, Norway – Oslo Spektrum
11/06/17 – Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
11/08/17 – Zürich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
11/09/17 – Geneva, Switzerland – Geneva Arena
11/11/17 – Munich, Germany – Zenith
11/13/17 – Budapest, Hungary – Arena
11/14/17 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
11/17/17 – Berlin, Germany – Max-Schmeling-Halle
11/18/17 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
11/19/17 – Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle Hamburg
11/21/17 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Ziggo Dome
11/22/17 – Brussels, Belgium – Forest National / Vorst Nationaal
11/24/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris
11/25/17 – Paris, France – Zénith de Paris
11/27/17 – Brighton, UK – Brighton Centre
11/29/17 – Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro
12/01/17 – Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena
12/02/17 – Birmingham, UK – Arena Birmingham
12/04/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena
12/05/17 – London, UK – The O2 Arena
12/13/17 – Montevideo, Uruguay – Velódromo Municipal

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PARQUET COURTS - 2nd show added @ Hollywood Forever

PARQUET COURTS

2nd show added!
Saturday February 24th 2018
in The Masonic Lodge

at Hollywood Forever

Tickets are $25 and go
ON SALE FRIDAY NOON at
hollywoodforever.ticketfly.com

PARKING IS FREE ON SITE

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LA FEMME Shares New Video "Exorciseur" Just in Time for Halloween!

WATCH LA FEMME - "EXORCISEUR" OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

LA FEMME SHARES MUSIC VIDEO FOR "EXORCISEUR"
Watch NOW via BrooklynVegan
VIDEO DIRECTED BY LA FEMME

Today, October 31st, 2017, French surf-noir band -- LA FEMME -- releases the zany new music video for "EXORCISEUR", (translates to "Exorcist"), from their 2016 full-length, Mystere.  Fresh off of their most recent Fall Tour, the band gives us a glimpse inside their days on the road.  Complete with costumes, razor blades, and trippy filters, the video is the perfect match for the funky bassline and haunting synths.  Definitely a perfect addition to your Haloween Playlist.

The video subtly addresses the song's darker messages:
"I must drive out the devil,
That is in me.
Where is the razor … ?"
Direct from the Parisian overground, French pop connoisseurs La Femme released their new albumMystère worldwide last September. Hailing from Le Pré Saint Gervais and Ivry-sur-Seine’s winding streets, La Femme has made a huge mark on modern Paris's cultural landscape, with the two sides of the city – the glamour and the grit – engrained in their music. Mystère reached the second place in the French digital charts, 8th place in the overall French charts, and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the French Music Awards 2017. Ever since the release of their debut album Psycho Tropical Berlin,that topped the French digital charts and saw the band appear on national television as the Best New Band of the year at the French Music Awards, their rise has only gained momentum with fans.

Returning to a more psychedelic sound and a range of guest vocalists that slice through the starkest of electro beats, Mystère sees La Femme celebrating all that’s wonderful about their city. From the chattering tête-à-tête heard on "Conversations Nocturnes" that leads into the throbbing disco beat of"SSD" – a direct reference to the pulsing nightlife hotspot and multi-cultural district Strasbourg Saint-Denis where the band continues to work and play equally hard.

After supporting Red Hot Chilli Peppers for 12 shows of their Arena Europan tour in October 2016, La Femme continued to spread their French words with energy, style, and passion throughout their Fall North American Tour.

 “Slow down, take it easy, put Mystère on the record player and allow yourself to be taken far away...”they say. Liberté, égalité, fraternité. Everyone can be a part of La Femme’s world – and it has never felt more alive.

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Tove Lo Confirms November 17 Release Date For "Blue Lips" LP

TOVE LO ANNOUNCES NOV. 17th RELEASE DATE FOR BLUE LIPS [lady wood phase II] ON ISLAND RECORDS FEATURING SINGLE “DISCO TITS” 

LIVE PERFORMANCE OF “DISCO TITS” SET FOR NOV. 14th ON THETONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 

 BLUE LIPS, THE SECOND PHASE OF THE LADY WOOD, CONTAINS THE FINAL TWO CHAPTERS LIGHT BEAMS AND PITCH BLACK
WATCH
"DISCO TITS"

Stream/Download

Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum, 2 billion-streaming artist Tove Lo announces today that BLUE LIPS [lady wood phase II], the highly anticipated phase II and final two chapters of the Lady Wood Era will be released on November 17th via Island Records.  BLUE LIPS will contain Tove Lo’s current single"Disco Tits" whose video, premiered earlier this month, has surpassed 4.1 million YouTube views to date.  Watch for her live performance of “Disco Tits” on NBC’s The Tonight
Show starring Jimmy Fallon
, scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th.  (Please see BLUE LIPS final complete track listing below.)

BLUE LIPS is the intended companion to Tove Lo’s Top 10 second album Lady Wood.  The completeLady Wood Story is told across each album’s 2 chapter’s – Fairy Dust and Fire Fade off of Lady Wood, and Light Beams  and Pitch Black off of BLUE LIPS. The provocative, critically acclaimed album included “cool girl,” the worldwide platinum single whose video has netted over 48 million YouTube views to date.  “cool girl,” was one of five songs from Lady Wood that were featured in Fairy Dust, the raw and bold 31-minute film that accompanied the album release, in which Tove Lo made her acting debut alongside “alter ego” co-star Lina Esco (KingdomFlaked).
 
Fairy Dust was followed up with last month’s release of Fire Fade, a 21-minute film again starring Tove Lo, which incorporated five additional songs from Lady Wood and closed out her Lady Wood Phase 1era in groundbreaking cinematic fashion.  The brainchild of Tove Lo and Swedish director and co-writerTim Erem, the graphic Fairy Dust ignited a controversy that first led YouTube to remove the film after its premiere, only to reinstate it hours later.  Fairy Dust was hailed by V magazine as “a raw, beautiful, and proudly provocative exploration of sexual desire, obsession, denial, and pain.”

Tove Lo’s RIAA platinum landmark debut album, Queen Of The Clouds (released 2014) and critically acclaimed Lady Wood have sold over 3 million global adjusted units.  Queen Of The Clouds included“Habits (Stay High),” the career-catapulting 5x-platinum global #1 hit that intro­duced her to U.S. audiences; and the triple-platinum follow-up “Talking Body” (#3 on Billboard Pop Airplay, #12 on the Hot 100).  In addition to Coldplay (“Fun”) and Nick Jonas (“Close”), Tove Lo has been the featured artist on tracks by Years & Years (“Desire”), Broods (“Freak Of Nature”), Adam Lambert (“Rumors”), Flume (“Say It”), and Alesso (“Heroes”).

BLUE LIPS [lady wood part II] TRACK LISTING
LIGHT BEAMS
disco tits
shedontknowbutsheknows
shivering gold
dont ask dont tell
stranger
bitches

PITCH BLACK
romantics 
(featuring daye) 
cycles
struggle
9th of october
bad days
hey you got drugs?
"LADY WOOD"
iTunes | Apple Music | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play

WATCH
 “FAIRY DUST”


WATCH 
"FIRE FADE"

LISTEN
"DISCO TITS"

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MØ AND CASHMERE CAT CONFIRM 2018 CO-HEADLINE MEØW TOUR

MØ AND CASHMERE CAT CONFIRM 2018 CO-HEADLINE MEØW TOUR
MØ’S WHEN I WAS YOUNG EP OUT NOW
Breakout Danish star  and acclaimed Norwegian artist Cashmere Cat will co-headline a North American tour in 2018. The MEØW tour kicks off January 20 at Montreal’s Metropolis with further dates in BostonD.C.New YorkPhiladelphiaSeattlePortland and beyond.
Presales begin WednesdayNovember 1 with tickets on sale to the public FridayOctober 3. Visit meow-tour.com for further information.
Hailing from Funen, Denmark, MØ is Karen Marie Ørsted. Her new EP, When I Was Young, was surprise released last week to great acclaim from the likes of VHarper’s BazaarEntertainment Weekly,CR Fashion Book and more. Listen to the EP’s title track here.
The new EP follows her 2014 debut album, No Mythologies To Follow, and several high profile collaborations including a star turn on Major Lazer’s “Lean On,” one of the most successful songs of all time.
Cashmere Cat is Norwegian producer Magnus August Høiberg. Since emerging in 2012, Cashmere Cat has become one of the most acclaimed producers in the world; SPIN calls him “a pop mega-force” while Stereogum praises his “sort of askew, brightly colored crystalline Cartoon Network bangers.” His debut album 9 was released earlier this year to massive critical acclaim—stream it here.
MØ and CASHMERE CAT LIVE — MEØW TOUR


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Tera Melos premiere video via NPR feat. gamer champ Darbian in "Warpless Run"

Tera Melos premiere video for "Warpless Run" via NPR
On tour now w/ Speedy Ortiz supporting


Watch & share "Warpless Run" (YouTube) (NPR)

"A refreshing step forward for Tera Melos." -- NPR

Tera Melos premiere the official video for "Warpless Run" from their recently released third album Trash Generator today via NPR. The clip features world record holding Super Mario Bros "speedrunning" player Darbian (more about that in a moment). The song itself is an album standout featuring guest vocals on the coda by Rob Crow of Pinback. Watch & share the video HERE. (Direct YouTube.)

Tera Melos is currently in the midst of an extensive North American headlining tour with Speedy Ortiz supporting. Please see current dates below. 

About the video and "speedrunning", vocalist/guitarist Nick Reinhart explains:

"Speedrunning is when a human beats a video game as fast as possible. It's a FASCINATING practice that involves tons of bizarre in-game science to make these runs as fast as humanly possible. Darbian is basically the Michael Jordan of Super Mario Bros (SMB1). His speedruns are legendary. Darbian is the current Super Mario Bros Any% world record holder, and has been many times in the past ("Any%" is a record category that allows the use of every trick in the book in order to complete the game). 

"For a stretch of time, Darbian was working on the SMB1 'warpless run' world record. This is where you complete the game without using any of the warps (located in world 1-4 and 4-2). During one of these runs Darbian mentioned how there are things you don't get to see throughout the Any% runs. One thing in particular is world 3 and world 6. Those two worlds are set at nighttime and they have a very different look from the rest of the worlds. He talked about how they're the coolest looking levels that we never see because we're all too busy trying to beat the game as fast as possible. That really resonated with me, so we wrote a song about it! (and we got Rob Crow to be a part of it!)

"We had this wacky idea to try and recreate one of Darbian's speedruns with a made-up Tera Melos-style video game. I gave our longtime visual collaborator, Behn Fannin, a call. Then I wondered, 'it would be pretty cool if we could actually get Darbian in the video..." I figured there's no harm in asking, so i sent him a message and he was into it!! Next thing you know, Behn sends us this video game he had made from scratch plus a duplication of Darbian's live Twitch stream layout. It blew our minds. And finally, we got to have the legendary Darbian speedrun our own video game, in which the soundtrack is one of the weirdest songs we've ever written."

Trash Generator, the trio's third full length, is an astonishing blast of confidence and rejuvenation. It sounds as if the 4-year downtime since their last album has recharged the band with an entirely new sense of purpose. The performances are brilliant and sharp, the songs concise yet intricately detailed, and the album production deftly captures the band's strength as a live unit. Their dalliances with mellower psychedelic phrases on their previous two albums, X'ed Out (2013) and Patagonian Rats(2010) are significantly trimmed and instead utilized as colorations within a swirling maelstrom of righteous aggro punk-jazz abandon. As such, it sounds like Tera Melos has fully metabolized their pop tendencies and found a way they can coexist with the band's iconoclast origins. Tera Melos -- guitarist/vocalist Nick Reinhart, bassist Nathan Latona and drummer John Clardy -- have learned to stop worrying and just be Tera Melos. 

In the downtime since their last full length, Reinhart remained active in multiple endeavors: contributing guitar to Death GripsThe Powers That B and Bottomless Pit albums + the I.L.Y.'s (Zach Hill and Andy Morin's other band), Big Walnuts Yonder (with Mike WattNels Cline andGreg Saunier), Portugal.the man and many others. Latona completed a college degree he'd put off for 11 years. Clardy became and integral faculty member at the School of Rock in Dallas/Ft. Worth, inspiring young musicians with his real-world approach to learning music.

"Wth this record it was 100% let's not concern ourselves with what we should be doing at this point in the band's lifespan, and just fully focus on what makes us happy," Reinhart says. 

Trash Generator is available as of August 25th, 2017 on LP, CD and download via Sargent House. Orders for LP/CD via HelloMerch and download via iTunes.

TERA MELOS & SPEEDY ORTIZ 2017
Oct 31 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 
Nov 01 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom Outer Space
Nov 02 Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
Nov 03 Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry @ Fillmore 
Nov 04 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel 
Nov 05 Carborro, NC @ Cat's Cradle 
Nov 07 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth 
Nov 08 Talahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (FSU) 
Nov 09 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade Purgatory 
Nov 10 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa 
Nov 11 Houston, TX @ Secret Group 
Nov 13 Dallas, TX @ Three Links 
Nov 15 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge 
Nov 16 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah 
Nov 17 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room 
Nov 18 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

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GODFLESH SHARE TITLE TRACK OF NEW ALBUM "POST SELF"

GODFLESH SHARE TITLE TRACK OF NEW ALBUMPOST SELF
 
LEGENDARY DUO'S FIRST ALBUM IN THREE YEARS DUE NOVEMBER 17
 
LISTEN TO "POST SELF" HERE


Godflesh photo by VK


Industrial metal pioneers Godflesh will release their new album Post Self on November 17 via frontman Justin K. Broadrick's Avalanche Recordings. Over two years in the making, Post Self explores the less metal side of Godflesh, taking in their formative influences to conjure something more informed by late 70's/early 80's post-punk and industrial. The album deals with themes of anxiety, depression, fear, mortality, and paternal/maternal relationships.
Godflesh's last album, A World Lit Only By Fire, was released in October 2014.







Post Self track listing
 
1. Post Self
2. Parasite
3. No Body
4. Mirror Of Finite Light
5. Be God
6. The Cyclic End
7. Pre Self
8. Mortality Sorrow
9. In Your Shadow
10. The Infinite End
 
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Langhorne Slim shares SPOOKY video for "Zombie." Track off forthcoming LP "Lost At Last Vol. 1"

    
  
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

LANGHORNE SLIM
 SHARES VIDEO FOR "ZOMBIE" 

#1 MOST ADDED ALBUM
 AT AMERICANA

LOST AT LAST VOL. 1 OUT NOVEMBER 10 VIA DUALTONE
  

Tuesday, October 31 -- Today Langhorne Slim shares a music video for his single "Zombie." The video was directed by Joshua Shoemaker and shot in Nashville, TN. It's an absurdist take on a typical relationship music video where Slim dates a zombie and finds himself stumbling through horror tropes. Inspired by classic horror films such as ScreamPsycho and The Shining, the video premiered via Nerdist who note, "this folk ode to dating a Zombie is the perfect Halloween song." 

WATCH "ZOMBIE" HERE!


On November 10th, Langhorne Slim will release his newest LP, Lost at Last Vol. 1 via Dualtone.  Since announcing the album he has shared several singles and tracks by way of 3 EPs -Never BreakLife Is Confusing and most recently, Funny Feelin'. "Zombie" continues to enjoy support at Triple A and non-comm radio and is the #1 most added album at Americana with airplay from core stations like KCSN (Los Angeles), KCMP-The Current (Minneapolis), KDHX (St Louis), KTHX (Reno), KRSH (Santa Rosa), WMOT Roots Radio (Nashville), KPFT (Houston), WMNF (Tampa) and more. The single was recently featured as KCRW's "Today's Top Tune" and the single continues to receive support at stations across the country including WXPN (Philadelphia), Sirius XM The Loft, KJAC-The Colorado Sound (Denver), WRLT-Lightning 100 (Nashville), KEXP (Seattle), WYEP (Pittsburgh), WFUV (New York) and more. 

Lost at Last Vol. 1 is the follow up to 2015's The Spirit Moves (Dualtone) which The Guardian praised for its "forehead vein bulging, raw and raucous delivery." Lost at Last Vol. 1 was produced by Kenny Siegal, Malachi DeLorenzo, and Langhorne Slim, and was recorded at Panoramic House Studio in Marin County, CA.   

Langhorne Slim has enjoyed a long successful career dating back to his debut EP, Electric Love LetterNPRhas labeled him a "supercharged folksinger" while he has likened his music to "country punk." He hails from New Hope, PA and when not on the road he currently resides in Nashville, TN.  Langhorne has appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman and Conan and has played numerous festivals including Newport Folk Fest, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Lost at Last Vol. 1 marks his sixth studio album. Fans can pre-order Lost at Last Vol. 1 here.

***
EARLY PRAISE FOR LOST AT LAST VOL. 1:
"The song gently weaves together swirling strings beneath Slim's vocals, which add comforting compassion to what, in lesser hands, could sound like a flippant statement: 'Life is confusing and people are insane.'"American Songwriter on "Life Is Confusing"

"Langhorne Slim is back with his incomparable folk music" Popmatters on "House Of My Soul (You Light The Rooms)

"A bittersweet tune for all of the autumn-deniers." Baeble on "Ocean City (For May, Jack & Brother Jon)"

"We love Zombie" KCRW on "Zombie"

TOUR DATES:
Nov 3 - Boudin, Bourbon & Beer Festival - New Orleans, LA
Jan 31 - Feb 4 - Avetts At The Beach - Cancun, MX
Photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkins


TRACK LISTING:
  1. Life is Confusing
  2. Old Things
  3. House of My Soul (you light the rooms)
  4. Ocean City (for may, jack and brother jon)
  5. Private Property
  6. Money Road Shuffle
  7. Never Break
  8. Bluebird
  9. Alligator Girl
  10. Funny Feelin' (for junior kimbrough and ted hawkins)
  11. Zombie
  12. Lost This Time
  13. Better Man

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Nai Palm 'When The Knife' video from Sydney Opera House

WATCH Nai Palm perform 'When The Knife' atop the Sydney Opera House organ balcony with backing vocalists Jace XL, Jayjay and Lori 
Nai's 'Needle Paw' US Tour is a wrap

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