1/19/2018

St. Vincent Unveils Kelly Lee Owens Remix of "New York"

St. Vincent Unveils Kelly Lee Owens Remix of "New York"


St. Vincent has shared an official remix of “New York” today, the first from her album ‘MASSEDUCTION’ out now on Loma Vista Recordings. The remix comes courtesy of Welsh producer Kelly Lee Owens, who reimagines the “lovely devotional” (New York Times) for the dance floor.


Says Owens: “‘You're the only motherfucker in this city who can handle me' - I could already hear the potential for a club track / drop at that moment...so to work on this remix was pure joy!! I wanted to show another side to Annie's work, perhaps a littler darker, harder edged & show its potential to have life in the dance world.”

The “New York” remix comes at the beginning of an exciting 2018 for St. Vincent, which will include over two dozen new U.S. dates on her ‘Fear The Future’ Tour and appearances at Coachella, Boston Calling and Hangout Festival. Shows on the first leg of St. Vincent’s ‘Fear The Future’ Tour were praised as "genius" by the Boston Globe, "stunning" by Stereogum and "reconstructing the parameters of what a gig can be" by VICE.

‘MASSEDUCTION’ was released in October to some of the highest praise of St. Vincent’s career and was a staple of 2017 year-end lists, including best-of designations from the New York Times, LA Times, NPR Music, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, TIME, Variety and many more.

‘FEAR THE FUTURE’ U.S. TOUR DATES

1/19 - Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
1/20 - Portland, OR - Keller Auditorium
1/22 - San Francisco, CA - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
1/25 - Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
1/26 - Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
1/27 - San Diego, CA – Observatory
2/15 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
2/16 - Chattanooga, TN - The Signal
2/17 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
2/18 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
2/19 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
2/22 - Austin, TX - ACL Live
2/23 - Austin, TX - ACL Live
2/24 - Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
2/26 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
3/1 - Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
3/2 - Richmond, VA - The National
3/3 - Norfolk, VA – NorVa
3/4 - Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome
4/13 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
4/20 - Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
5/19 – Gulf Shores, AL – Hangout Music Festival
5/25-5/27 – Boston, MA – Boston Calling


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Guided By Voices Share "See My Field" Video On Billboard | U.S. Tour Starts In April | 'Space Gun' LP Out 3/23

GUIDED BY VOICES SHARE "SEE MY FIELD" VIDEO
ON BILLBOARD


U.S. TOUR STARTS IN APRIL

'SPACE GUN' LP OUT 3/23
WATCH & SHARE: GBV - "See My Field"
LISTEN & SHARE: GBV - "Space Gun"

Billboard premiered the video for Guided By Voices' new single "See My Field.” This track comes from the new album Space Gun, which will be released March 23rd on GBV, Inc. The “See My Field” single is available Feb. 9th as a limited edition 7” on transparent green vinyl. The 7" includes two non-LP b-sides, sung and written by drummer Kevin March (“Leave Tomorrow”) and bassist Mark Shue ("Disconnected Eyes”). Purchase hereThe band will hit the road in the spring. Tour dates below.
 

In 2018, Guided By Voices will release precisely one new album, Space Gun. Once you hear it, you will know why. 

With a renowned work ethic and a daily pot of coffee, Robert Pollard continues to outclass younger generations of come-and-go rock bands. After 20+ years, 100+ albums, 2000+ songs, Pollard still can't really explain (or doesn't want to explain) his secret:  "The songs just come to me."

In 2017, the new GBV line-up (veterans Doug Gillard and Kevin March and newcomers Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr) blew away audiences at Coachella and Growlers Fest, touring behind the ambitious and sprawling multi-vocalist double album August By Cake, followed just months later by the concise punchy / catchy How Do You Spell Heaven.  Pollard has acknowledged that this line-up’s adroit talents pushes him to more daring and dizzying heights.

And now, here it comes...Space Gun, the fullest realization yet of Pollard's song talents, with the band firing on all cylinders.   "Here it comes, here it comes, here it comes..."

Invention and imagination remain the undiminished life-forces of a Guided by Voices record and Space Gun absolutely crackles with this energy.  This band is on fire.
 
Guided By Voices Tour Dates:
Fri, Apr 13 Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI
Sat, Apr 14 HI-FI Indy – Indianapolis, IN
Tue, Apr 17 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Wed, Apr 18 White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ
Fri, Apr 20 The Haunt – Ithaca, NY
Sat, Apr 21 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

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JEAN-MICHEL JARRE Returns For North American Tour; Tickets On Sale Now

   

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE

LEGENDARY FRENCH ELECTRONIC MUSIC PIONEER
RETURNS FOR NORTH AMERICAN "ELECTRONICA" TOUR
THIS APRIL

***TICKETS ON SALE NOW***



JEAN-MICHEL JARRE 2018 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR DATES: 
  
Date
City
Venue
Ticket Link
4/9/2018Dallas, TXVerizon Theatre at Grand PrairieTICKET LINK
4/10/2018Houston (Sugarland), TXSmart Financial CenterTICKET LINK
4/15/2018San Jose, CASan Jose National Civic CenterTICKET LINK
4/17/2018VancouverQueen Elizabeth TheaterTICKET LINK
4/18/2018SeattleParamount TheaterTICKET LINK
4/21/2018San Diego, CA Spreckless Theater TICKET LINK


 
Jean-Michel Jarre performs his famous Laser Harp.

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Tune-Yards new album and new tour

Tune-Yards:
'I can feel you creep into my private life'

  

Standard LP / Limited Clear LP (With Alt. Cover) / CD / Digital

Tune-Yards - I can feel you creep into my private life
Tune-Yards’ highly anticipated new album I can feel you creep into my private life is out now.
“A sleek, radical evolution full of insistent beats, catchy hooks and pointed questions about modern society" - The New York Times
“An LP determined to conjure kinetic joy while staring down our present cultural fright show” - Rolling Stone ★★★★
“Music that feels thrilling… it makes you want to dance.”
The Guardian (Album of the Week) ★★★★
“An album of spark and creativity… brilliant songwriting”
The Times (Album of the Week )★★★★
I can feel you creep into my private life feels like a proper work in progress – one committed to forward motion, tangible change” - MOJO ★★★★
“This is dance-pop at its most polyglot and polemical, and it’s stunning”
The Sunday Times (Radical of the Week)
“Zings with colour and dances to its own clattering beat” - NME ★★★★
Tune-Yards proves that dance music can still have teeth" - TIME
I can feel you creep into my private life is the fourth studio album from Tune-Yards, now a fully collaborative effort between Garbus and Nate Brenner who co-wrote and co-produced the album.  Garbus' lyrics explore her place in the world, and ruminating on race, politics, intersectional feminism and environmental prophecies. Tune-Yards worked with a mixer Mikaelin 'Blue' Bluespruce (Solange, Skepta, Blood Orange).  Much of the album was recorded at John Vanderslice’s new studio, Tiny Telephone Oakland, in Oakland, CA and mastered in Harlem, NY by Dave Kutch (Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper).
Learn more about the record, and find all international tour dates, here.
Last week Tune-Yards shared the official video for latest single 'Heart Attack'.  You can watch the video below.
Heart Attack


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FIRST AID KIT’S FOURTH STUDIO LP RUINS IS OUT NOW

FIRST AID KIT’S FOURTH STUDIO LP RUINS IS OUT NOW

WATCH THE DUO PERFORM “IT’S A SHAME” ON 
THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW JANUARY 23

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF JANUARY 24
Photo Credit: Frida Marklund
RUINS NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED ALBUMS OF 2018 BY 
THE WALL STREET JOURNALCONSEQUENCE OF SOUNDCOSMOPOLITAN MAGAZINE, AND MORE

First Aid Kit’s highly anticipated fourth studio album Ruins is available now via Columbia Records. The 10-track LP was produced by Tucker Martine and recorded at Flora Studios in Portland, OR with accomplished and talented musicians such as REM’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Ruins includes previously released tracks “Postcard,”“Fireworks,” and “Ruins” as well as lead single “It’s A Shame,” which Stereogum calls “a brightly polished folk-rock gem” and Rolling Stone names “[a] Dylan-meets-Emmylou Harris shot of country-rock sunshine.” “Fireworks” is another standout track from the album and has been praised by The New York Times, Stereogum, SPIN, and more. Paste proclaims the song is “another gorgeous glimpse of First Aid Kit’s new record” and Consequence of Sound commends “Fireworks” as the track “that truly captures the Swedish duo’s heartrending spin on melancholic Americana.” See full track listing below.

First Aid Kit says: “The wait is over, Ruins is finally out. We hope you love it.  From the bottom of our rebel hearts, love K & J.”

Ruins has been named one of the most anticipated albums of 2018 by The Wall Street Journal,Consequence of SoundCosmopolitan, and more. Pitchfork praises Ruins as “a showcase for [First Aid Kit’s] sweet harmonies, with some bold stylistic departures.” NME awards the album 4 out of 5 stars and declares: “‘Ruins’ is a lush, expansive release that uses the siblings’ uncanny blood harmony to full effect, elevating their low-key folk songs into something majestic.” American Songwriter contemplates: “The album is a penetrating exploration of self-aware millennial restlessness and ambition: what does it mean to want something more out of life?”

Ahead of the album’s release, First Aid Kit made their second appearance on The Graham Norton Show where they performed “It’s a Shame.” Today, NPR’s World CafĂ© will air their episode with First Aid Kit. Fans can tune in at 2pm ET at XPN.org to listen live. The duo will return to The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday, January 23 for a performance of “It’s a Shame.” First Aid Kit will also perform on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic on Tuesday – tune in here.

Next week First Aid Kit will embark on a North American headline tour for the first time since 2015. The 14-date run begins with a sold-out show at Oakland’s Fox Theater on January 24 and concludes at New York City’s Beacon Theatre on February 13. The duo is also set to perform at Coachella and Bonnaroo later this year. See full tour routing below and visithttp://www.firstaidkitband.com/ for more information.

RUINS TRACK LISTING:
  1. Rebel Heart
  2. It's a Shame
  3. Fireworks
  4. Postcard
  5. To Live a Life
  6. My Wild Sweet Love
  7. Distant Star
  8. Ruins
  9. Hem of Her Dress
  10. Nothing Has to Be True
 
FIRST AID KIT ON TOUR: 
01/24   Oakland, CA                Fox Theater* (SOLD OUT)
01/26   Portland, OR               Roseland Theater* (SOLD OUT)
01/27   Vancouver, BC            Vogue Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
01/28   Seattle, WA                 Moore Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
01/30   Minneapolis, MN         Palace Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
02/01   Nashville, TN               Ryman Auditorium* (SOLD OUT)
02/02   Chicago, IL                  Riviera Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
02/03   Detroit, MI                   Saint Andrew’s Hall* (SOLD OUT)
02/05   Toronto, ON                Danforth Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
02/06   Montreal, QC               MTelus*
02/07   Boston, MA                 House of Blues* (SOLD OUT)
02/09   Washington, DC          Lincoln Theatre* (SOLD OUT)
02/10   Philadelphia, PA          Union Transfer* (SOLD OUT)
02/13   New York, NY              Beacon Theatre*
04/14   Indio, CA                     Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
04/21   Indio, CA                     Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
06/09   Manchester, TN           Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
*Van William is supporting all headline dates

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Fischerspooner share new song + video "TopBrazil" + announce tour

FISCHERSPOONER SHARE NEW SONG "TOPBRAZIL" & MUSIC VIDEO

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:https://youtu.be/oMwsmhgVi6I
ANNOUNCE NEW WEST COAST SHOWS; TICKETS ON SALE NOW


Fischerspooner share their new single "TopBrazil" off their upcoming album, Sir, out February 16via Ultra Records. The stunning companion video was directed by Tom C J Brown and features frontman Casey Spooner interwoven into a collage of male bodies becoming one, all the while blurring the lines of masculinity and femininity paired with overt sexuality. Spooner explains, "The video celebrates a pop aesthetic typically reserved for the female archetype and liberates the male form to be sexual, expressive and fearless." It embodies the album's resistant narrative as an overtly queer and celebratory body of work in response to the current atmosphere in America.
Sir is the group's first album in nearly a decade. Entirely produced by Michael Stipe, it features additional production by BOOTS (BeyonceRun The JewelsFKA Twigs) and mixing by bothStuart White (Beyonce's Lemonade) and Andy LeMaster. The collection of erotically-charged, yet profound songs was crafted by Spooner and Stipe at Michael's home in Athens, GA, alongside Michael's longtime collaborator Andy LeMaster. The album also features contributions by Spooner's longtime collaborator Le Chev, as well as Thomas Haskett.

Following their explosive first show back at Brooklyn Steel last year, they've also announced select West Coast dates kicking off in San Francisco on March 14, including Los Angeles on March 15 and wrapping in Santa Ana on March 16 - all tour dates below. Tickets are on sale now here: showsnear.by/fischerspoonertour.


PRE-ORDER SIRhttp://smarturl.it/SirAlbum

STREAM / BUY "TOPBRAZIL"https://lnk.to/TopBrazil

WATCH "TOGETHERNESS FT CAROLINE POLACHEK" (FISCHER EDIT):https://youtu.be/F7gXrKccc8g

WATCH "TOGETHERNESS FT CAROLINE POLACHEK" (SPOONER EDIT)http://vevo.ly/CC33F6

WATCH THE "HAVE FUN TONIGHT" VIDEOhttps://youtu.be/ruDhSzPLjuY


TOUR DATES:
March 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
March 15 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
March 16 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory




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TWITTER
INSTAGRAM
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SOUNDCLOUD

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Alessi's Ark announces west coast dates



ALESSI’S ARK
Love Is The Currency is the fourth studio full-length from Alessi’s Ark, arriving over four years on from LP3, The Still Life. Shows announced in LA and SF.

“The core theme of Love Is The Currency is our limitless ability to heal one another though music, healthy love, healing frequencies and working through previously unprocessed grief,” explains Alessi. “With ‘Cut The Cord’, I wanted to make a song that could encourage people to save themselves from fear and the grip of toxicity’s many guises.”

Long-time Maccabees engineer Jago Jago produces ‘Love Is The Currency,’ with Will White (brother of Maccabees members Felix and Hugo) helping co-write. Jago Jago’s brother Memby is on drums, with the aforementioned Felix White contributing guitar on “Wives”.

“The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste” – MOJO
“It takes several plays to appreciate all the small touches that make each delicate piece” – THE GUARDIAN


ALESSI'S ARK US TOUR DATES 

April 3rd: Bootleg Theater, Los Angeles
April 8th: Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco

                                                               w/ Jake Bellows





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Lucius Announce Release of Acoustic LP 'NUDES'

LUCIUS ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF ACOUSTIC LP NUDES;
MARCH 2nd RELEASE COINCIDES WITH SPRING TOUR
NUDES FEATURES GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM NELS CLINE AND ROGER WATERS
Lucius have unveiled details of a 10 track acoustic album, NUDES, for release
March 2nd, 2018 on Mom + Pop Music. Recorded in collaboration with
Electric Lady Studios, the release coincides with a highly anticipated acoustic tour which kicks off with three sold out nights at Los Angeles' Largo Theater.The intimate NUDES tour then makes its way around the country, including sold out stops in Boulder, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York's
Town Hall on March 22nd, before ending at Big Ears FestivalAll tour dates below.


While Lucius' sleek look-a-like soul sisters Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig spent much of 2017 as a dazzling high point of Roger Waters' North American arena-conquering Us + Them tour (which resumes next week in Auckland, New Zealand and continues throughout the year in Australia, Europe and Central and South America), 2018 finds Lucius back together for an intimate, acoustic tour and the release of an accompanying 10-track acoustic album, NUDES. A collection of songs chosen specifically to showcase their soulful, powerful voices and gorgeous harmonies, NUDES includes three brand new songs, four compositions from the band's back catalog, and three covers. The album also features sit-ins from Wilco'sNels Cline (on "Million Dollar Secret") and Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters(on "Goodnight Irene").

Of choosing to record an acoustic album, Jess and Holly say, "Amidst nearly every performance over the past few years, we've had the opportunity to strip away everything - be it at the center of the crowd, or on stage around one microphone, or in tiny, unexpected rooms around the world - all to share and create an intimate, heartfelt connection with our audience. It's these moments that have inspired our newest project, NUDES. Recorded over two days at New York's legendary Electric Lady Studios, NUDES is a collection of acoustic songs: new, from our back catalog - reimagined, and covers we've always wanted to record. It is a record giving homage to what has been...and a hint at what's to come."

NUDES follows Lucius' previous albums Wildewoman (2013) and Good Grief(2016), which built the band a solid fanbase and elicited praise from critics around the world, including The Times of London, who praised their "sunshine-drenched pop" and "vocal harmonies carrying songs rich in melody." Most recently in 2017, the band contributed the song "Million Dollar Secret" (a version of which is included on NUDES)  to one of the last episodes of the HBO show Girls and scored the soundtrack to the film Band Aid. Lucius has drawn acclaim for powerful songs showcasing taut hooks, along with their mesmerizing stage presence and bold visual aesthetics. The band have sold out shows, headlined theaters throughout the US and Europe and collaborated with a variety of musicians including The War On Drugs, John Legend, Roger Waters, Mavis Staples, Jeff Tweedy, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lukas Nelson and David Byrne.

NUDES  tracklist:
1. Woman
2. Right Down the Line (Gerry Rafferty cover)
3. Tempest
4. Something About You
5. Neighbors
6. Eventually (Tame Impala cover)
7. Until We Get There
8. Million Dollar Secret #
9. Feels Like a Curse
10. Goodnight, Irene (traditional) *

# featuring Nels Cline
* featuring Roger Waters

LUCIUS TOUR DATES
FEB 22 - Perth, Australia@ Perth Festival
FEB 24- Brisbane, Australia @ The Brightside
FEB 25- Melbourne, Australia @Howler
FEB 26- Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
MAR 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Largo (SOLD OUT)
MAR 4 - Los Angeles, CA @ Largo (SOLD OUT)
MAR 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Largo (SOLD OUT)
MAR 7 - Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto
MAR 8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room (SOLD OUT)
MAR 9 - Fort Collins, CO@ Washington's
MAR 10 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theatre(SOLD OUT)
MAR 12- Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
MAR 13 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
MAR 15 - Burlington, VT - First Unitarian Church (SOLD OUT)
MAR 16- Portland, ME - The State Theatre
MAR 17 - Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre (SOLD OUT)
MAR 18- Woodstock, NY - Levon Helm Studios (SOLD OUT)
MAR 20 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church (SOLD OUT)
MAR 22 - New York, NY - The Town Hall (SOLD OUT)
MAR 23 - Washington DC - Lincoln Theatre (SOLD OUT)
MAR 24 - Durham, NC - The Carolina Theatre
MAR 25 - Knoxville, TN - The Bijou Theatre (Big Ears Festival)


 

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