4/30/2018

WIRE 1970's re-releases - More information @wirehq

Nine Sevens – in stock now!



Yes, we now have strictly limited stock of Nine SevensPre-order NOW (available from 5 May)
Housed in a sturdy box, with a beautiful cover concept by Bruce Gilbert, Nine Sevens is a unique set of nine 7-inch records that were recorded between 1977 and 1980. This limited edition was made for Record Store Day, but now that has passed we can sell remaining available copies via mail order.

The box-set includes the six ground-breaking Wire singles that were originally released on the Harvest label, one released on Rough Trade, and one single recorded in 1980 that was never released on 7-inch. The set also includes the rare EP given away with the first pressings of 154. Everything is freshly remastered from the original archive analogue sources, and comes packaged in the original picture sleeve designs.

The singles are being individually released digitally throughout the year (click Outdoor Miner below to buy) but will not be compiled on a singles or ‘greatest hits’ album.

Mannequin (Pfs1) – Mannequin / Feeling Called Love / 12XU
I Am The Fly (Pfs2) – I Am The Fly / Ex Lion Tamer
Dot Dash (Pfs3) – Dot Dash / Options R
Outdoor Miner (Pfs4) – Outdoor Miner / Practice Makes Perfect
A Question Of Degree (Pfs5) – A Question Of Degree / Former Airline
Map Ref. 41°N 93°W (Pfs6) – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W / Go Ahead
Our Swimmer (Pfs7) – Our Swimmer / Midnight Bahnhof Café
154 EP (Pfs8) – Song 1/ Get Down pts 1&2 / Let’s Panic Later / Small Electric Piece
2nd Length (Pfs9) – 2nd Length (Our Swimmer) / Catapult 30

Class ic Wire album T-shirts

As regular newsletter subscribers will know, we’ve been working behind the scenes to produce the ultimate pieces of 1970s Wire merchandising: classic album T-shirts. These are produced using a very new technology that enables full-colour images to be printed directly onto cotton T-shirts of any colour. The image is not ‘stuck on’ – it feels like any other printed T-shirt and is also completely washable. The catch is because this is a new technology, the cost to make them is hugely more than regular T-shirts, and we can’t currently retail them at less than £29.99.
We have produced a range of sizes all on black T-shirts. The good side of the production process is that because these are hand-produced in small runs in the UK, we can easily re-stock should any size or design prove popular.
Pre-order here (available from 5 May)

Special Editions launch event at Rough Trade East

Wire and the group of individuals who worked on creating t he Speci al Editions have teamed up with Rough Trade East to create a launch event. This will take place at the Brick Lane store in London on 19 May 2018 (the day after the Special Editions are released).

Billed as ‘on stage in conversation’, the event will feature Graham Duff (writer), Jon Savage (writer), Jon Wozencroft (designer), Graham Lewis, Robert Grey and Colin Newman (of Wire), and Bruce Gilbert (formerly of Wire). Doors are at 5:30, and the event starts at 6:30.

What you need to know… 
A. This is a chat – not a gig!
B. We have pushed Rough Trade to make this an open event. They previously wanted to issue tickets only to those who had pre-ordered from their store. Obviously, that would be deeply unfair to people who have pre-ordered from our own mail order. However, if you plan to attend and have not pre-ordered, there will be plenty to buy (at the same price as on our store).
C. If you don’t know Rough Trade East, it’s a big shop – but still a shop. Capacity is around 150 so our advice is to get there early!
D. You are welcome to bring your copies in for signing.

For more information, go HERE



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Robert Plant releases new video; tour begins in June

ROBERT PLANT RELEASES LIVE "MAY QUEEN" VIDEO

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR CONTINUES
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE SHERYL CROW, JIM JAMES SOLO ACOUSTIC, ELLE KING,
SETH LAKEMAN, JON LANGFORD, LOS LOBOS, AND LUCINDA WILLIAMS


Robert Plant has released a video of him and his band, the Sensational Space Shifters, performing "The May Queen," from his latest album, Carry Fire, live at the O2 Apollo in Manchester, England, on their sold-out UK tour last November. It's the fourth in a series of videos of songs from the new album filed at the concert, directed by Ryan Mackfall and produced by Crashburn Media.



Plant and the band perform in the UK again next month with two festival sets: at Bearded Theory's Spring Gathering in Catton on May 26 and Bath Festival on May 27. They resume their North American Carry Fire tour in June, return to Europe in July, and back to the States for festivals in September. For details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy, head to your local record store,  iTunesAmazon, and the Nonesuch Store, and listen now on  Spotify and  Apple Music. #gretavanfleetsucks
# # #
ROBERT PLANT AND THE SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS
CARRY FIRE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2018
JUNE
8 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater w/special guest Elle King
10 - Richmond, VA - Virginia Credit Union LIVE! At Richmond Raceway
w/special guest Elle King
12 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion w/special guest Sheryl Crow
13 - Forest Hills, NY - Forest Hills Stadium w/special guest Sheryl Crow #
15 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage w/special guest Sheryl Crow
17 - Chicago, IL - Millennium Park Pritzker Pavilion w/special guest Jon Langford
19 - Vail, CO - Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater w/special guest Seth Lakeman ###
21 - Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre w/special guest Jim James Solo Acoustic
23 - Stateline, NV - Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena w/special guest Los Lobos
24 - Pasadena, CA - Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival
26 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield w/special guest Lucinda Williams
27 - Redmond, WA - Marymoor Park Amphitheatre w/special guest Lucinda Williams
29 - Vancouver, BC - Vancouver International Jazz Festival
w/special guest Seth Lakeman

SEPTEMBER

14 - Del Mar, CA - KAABOO
15- Telluride, CO - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
23 - Louisville, CA - Bourbon & Beyond

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Young Fathers New Video Sees Dictators as Children; NYC + LA Shows inc. LCD Soundsystem Dates

YOUNG FATHERS
Watch the New Video for “Toy” HERE

Cocoa Sugar - New Album From Mercury Prize-Winning UK Group Out Now

NYC & LA Shows This Week Including Dates with
LCD Soundsystem & Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Hollywood Bowl

Amoeba Hollywood In-Store Announced for This Thursday, May 3

YF 5
Download a selection of high res stills HERE

Young Fathers released their third album Cocoa Sugar, via Ninja Tune on March 9. The record—produced, written and recorded by the band throughout 2017—is Young Fathers’ biggest commercial and critical success to-date. Featuring the singles “In My View,” “Lord” and “Toy,” Cocoa Sugar builds on the widespread acclaim of their two previous full-length records: 2014’s Mercury Prize winning DEAD and 2015’s White Men Are Black Men Too.

Today, Young Fathers released the video for their latest single, “Toy.” The video sees the band reignite their creative relationship with renowned Stink Films director Salomon Ligthelm, who collaborated with the band on 2014’s “Mr Martyr.” Ligthelm approached the trio with the video concept after hearing the track. He states:

"The tone of the track is so visceral and abrasive, which I think marries the political subject matter perfectly. I honestly just really like the idea of seeing dictators behaving like spoilt little children - pissed with the world, because things aren't going their way. Looking at the political climate of our time, I'd say truth is certainly stranger than fiction.”

“Once it is done, it is yours," Young Fathers tell NPR Music. "We gave ‘Toy’ to Salomon who listened and saw dictators as children playing a game of ‘who has the most power. What do you see when you listen?”

WATCH THE “TOY” VIDEO VIA NPR MUSIC & YOUTUBE

Cocoa Sugar is available on CD, LP, limited LP and via all digital services. It features a striking visual aesthetic, with cover photography from Julia Noni and creative direction from Tom Hingston.

Meanwhile, Young Fathers—Alloysious Massaquoi, Graham ‘G’ Hastings and Kayus Bankole—will preform a run of North American shows this week. The dates include sold out headline shows in New York (May 1) and Los Angeles (May 2) before the band join LCD Soundsystem and the Yeah YeahYeahs at the Hollywood Bowl on May 4 and 5. They have also just announced an in-store at Amoeba Hollywood this Thursday, May 3. Young Fathers will support Massive Attack at the UK’s Eden Project on June 15 and 16 in addition to festival appearances throughout the summer. Full dates below, with further details available via http://www.young-fathers.com.


YF 6 YF 2 copy
Download a selection of high res stills HERE


YOUNG FATHERS LIVE 2018
05/01 Brooklyn, NY - Zone One at Elsewhere (Sold Out)
05/02 Los Angeles, CA - Moroccan Lounge (Sold Out)
05/03 Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Hollywood *6pm In-Store
05/04 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl++
05/05 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl++
05/25 London, UK - All Points East
05/26 Belfast, Ireland - BBC Biggest Weekend Festival
06/02 Edinburgh, Scotland - Hidden Door Festival
06/08 Helsinki, Finland - Sideways Festival
06/09 Milan, Italy - RADAR Festival
06/15 Mannheim, Germany - Maikmarkt-Gelande
06/15 St Austell, UK - The Eden Project**
06/16 St Austell, UK - The Eden Project**
06/17 Mannheim, Germany - Maifeld Derby Festival
06/21 Bucharest, Romania - Arenele Romane**
06/23 Budapest, Hungary - Papp László Budapest Sportaréna**
06/25 Istanbul, Turkey - Zorlu Performing Arts Center**
06/29 Montreux, Switzerland - Montreux Jazz Festival
07/12 Madrid, Spain - Mad Cool Festival 2018
07/14 Bilbao, Spain - BBK 2018
08/30 Drumlanrig Castle, Thornhill, Ireland - Electric Fields

++with LCD Soundsystem & Yeah Yeah Yeahs
**with Massive Attack


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KANYE WEST RELEASES NEW MUSIC


KANYE WEST RELEASES NEW MUSIC 

“LIFT YOURSELF” & “YE vs THE PEOPLE” AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING AND DOWNLOAD NOW!


"LIFT YOURSELF"
https://KanyeWest.lnk.to/LiftYourself


"YE vs THE PEOPLE"
https://kanyewest.lnk.to/YeVsThePeople


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Ghost to Perform First-Ever Headline Arena Dates at The Forum and Barclays Center

  
GHOST TO PERFORM FIRST-EVER HEADLINE ARENA DATES AT THE FORUM AND BARCLAYS CENTER

BAND SHARES CHAPTER THREE: BACK ON THE ROAD

FOURTH SACRED PSALM PREQUELLE DUE OUT
JUNE 1ST VIA LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

Photo credit: Mikael Eriksson

LINKÖPING, SWEDEN - APRIL 30, 2018 - Grammy® Award-winning rock band Ghost today announced their first-ever headline arena dates in support of their fourth sacred psalm Prequelle. Ghost will perform at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA on November 16, 2018, and Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on December 15, 2018. Tickets for both shows go on sale on this Friday, May 4th at 10:00am local time and will be available HERE.

Ghost broke news of the arena performances this morning with a special press conference helmed by Papa Nihil and Sister Imperator at Irving Plaza in New York City. Watch their special sermon via the band's Facebook HERE. The duo also debuted the Chapter Three: Back on the Road live at the event, finally putting to rest the age old question of where all the Papas go. Watch the band prepare for their upcoming tour dates in the clip HERE.


Prequelle (pronounced prē-KWELL) is due for release on June 1, 2018 via Loma Vista Recordings. The album is available for pre-order now HERE.  Limited edition bundles featuring deluxe, colored vinyl, 8-track cartridge, cassette tape, "Rats" die cut picturedisc, plague mask, musical eucharist case, pins, and more available exclusively in the Ghost Shop here HERE.

Prequelle was announced earlier this month alongside lead single "Rats" and an accompanying music video directed by Roboshobo. Watch the video HERE. "Rats" is available to stream and download now via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play. Fans who pre-order The Album will receive an instant download of the track.

In an interesting twist in Ghost's saga, Cardinal Copia has been appointed to take over vocal duties for the forthcoming psalm. Meet him HERE. Lyrically, Prequelle delves into the plague, the apocalypse, and dark ages. The entire body of work is also a snapshot of the world in which we live in on a daily basis, brought to life through an emotive, enlightening, and riveting body of songs.

Prequelle follows Ghost's third studio album, Meliora, and its accompanying EP Popestar, which elevated the Swedish rock band into the pantheon of the greatest rock bands on earth and resulted in a Grammy® Award for 'Best Metal Performance'. Meliora debuted at No. 1 at Independent Retail, No. 2 at Rock, and in the Top 10 on Billboard's Top 200 Album Chart, selling over a quarter million copies globally. The band made their network television debut performing the album's lead single "Cirice" on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.  Popestar debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums chart and produced an Active Rock chart topper with "Square Hammer".

Next week, Ghost will embark on a US tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US Cities throughout the Spring. Tickets for the Rats On The Road Tour are available now HERE. A complete list of upcoming live dates can be found below.

Ghost US Tour Dates
May 05, 2018 -  Riverside, CA - RMA
May 06, 2018 - Tucson, AZ - Tucson Music Hall
May 08, 2018 - Houston, TX - Revention
May 10, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN - Tivoli
May 11, 2018 - Cincinnati, OH - The Taft Theatre
May 12, 2018 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore
May 13, 2018 - Columbus, OH - Express Live
May 15, 2018 - Port Chester, NY - The Capitol Theatre
May 16, 2018 - Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theater
May 18, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA - Benedum Center
May 19, 2018 - Philadelphia, PA - WMMR BBQ
May 20, 2018 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre
May 22, 2018 - Asheville, NC - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
May 23, 2018 - Nashville, TN - Tennessee PAC
May 25, 2018 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
May 26, 2018 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
May 27, 2018 - Memphis, TN - Cannon Center
May 29, 2018 - Ft. Wayne, IN - The Clyde Theater
May 31, 2018 - Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
June 01, 2018 - St. Paul, MN - The Palace Theater
November 16, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
December 15, 2018 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center

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OHANA FESTIVAL 2018 Line-Up Includes Eric Church, Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons And Many More

 
 
 
OHANA FESTIVAL
2018 LINE-UP INCLUDES
ERIC CHURCH, EDDIE VEDDER, MUMFORD & SONS,
BECK, NORAH JONES, YEAH YEAH YEAHS,
AMOS LEE, LIZ PHAIR
AND MORE THAN 25 ACTS
 
THIRD ANNUAL EVENT SET FOR
SEPTEMBER 28, 29 AND 30
AT DOHENY STATE BEACH IN DANA POINT, CA
  
 
OHANA FESTIVAL will once again return to beautiful Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA for a third year this Septemberwith performances from Eric Church, Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons, Beck, Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Amos Lee, Liz Phair and many others (full line-up below). The acclaimed three-day festival--set for Friday, September 28, Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30--celebrates some of the top singers, songwriters and musicians, taking place just steps away from the sands of one of Southern California's most iconic beaches.

   
 Pictured (left to right): Eddie Vedder and Kelly Slater
After a successful launch in 2016 OHANA returned in 2017 as an expanded three-day event with more than 35,000 attendees. In the "Ohana" tradition of family, the grassy festival site is dotted with blankets and fans enjoying a weekend of music, food and activities.
  
 
The initial 2018 OHANA line-up is as follows: Eric Church, Eddie Vedder, Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Amos Lee, Liz Phair, Young the Giant, Nikki Lane, Bahamas, Switchfoot w/ Rob Machado, John Doe Folk Trio, Plague Vendor, Andrew Macmahon & The Wilderness, Hiss Golden Messenger, The White Buffalo, NoMBe, Fantastic Negrito, The War + Treaty, Lauren Ruth Ward, Allan Rayman, Dave Hause, Nick Hakim, Kevin Devine, Billy Raffoul, Timmy Curran, Lilly Hiatt, The Palms, Desure, The Alive.

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Watch Frankie Cosmos' new video for "Jesse" + full album stream + release week highlights (P4k TV, AMA)

Watch Frankie Cosmos official video for “Apathy” directed by Tom Scharpling
Frankie Cosmos tour in support of Vessel, available worldwide now

YouTube (Video): https://youtu.be/Vc3JanvAgz8
Spotify (audio): http://spoti.fi/2GMnYIY
Apple Music (audio): https://apple.co/2COuq0e

Frankie Cosmos has shared a new video for their track  “Apathy” which was directed by Tom Scharpling (The Best Show.) On the making of the video, front-person, Greta Kline says “I am a huge fan of Tom Scharpling’s work and was so thrilled that we got to work together on this video. I trusted him entirely and just wanted to let Tom and his team do their thing. We had so much fun making it...I was laughing so much that it probably took much longer than it should have to shoot my parts.” Decide for yourself who the “REAL” Frankie Cosmos is by watching here.

The band will continue their US tour tonight in Pawtucket, RI, with stops in New Haven, Boston, Toronto, Chicago and Philadelphia, before heading over to Europe on May 22nd. See below for a full list of dates.

Frankie Cosmos on the road:
Apr. 30 - Pawtucket, RI - The Met !
May 01 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place !
May 02 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair *
May 03 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot *
May 04 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount *
May 05 - Toronto, ON - The Rec Room *
May 06 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
May 07 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall *
May 09 - Nashville, TN - The Basement East*
May 10 - Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (Back Room)*
May 11 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House*
May 12 - Washington, DC - Black Cat *
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
May 22 - Berlin, DE - Kantine am Berghain
May 23 - Hamburg, DE - Aalhaus
May 24 - Ghent, BE - DOKbox
May 25 - Amsterdam, NL - London Calling at Paradiso (Small Hall)
May 26 - Paris, France - Petit Bain
May 28 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
May 29 - Glasgow, UK - The Art School
May 30 - Bristol, UK - The Fleece
May 31 - London, UK - Scala
Jun. 01 - Lille, France - Aeronef
Jun. 03 - Nantes, France - Stereolux
Jun .04 - Lyon, France - Grrrnd Zero
Jun .05 - Turin, Italy - Astoria
Jun. 08 - Queens, NY - Forest Hills Stadium **
Jul. 14 - Madrid, ES - Mad Cool Festival
Jul. 15 - Stirling UK - Doune The Rabbit Hole
Aug. 17 - Paredes De Coura, PT - Vodafone Paredes De Coura
Aug. 19 - Brecon Beacons, UK - Green Man Festival

* w/ La La La & Florist
** w/ Belle & Sebastian, Perfume Genius
! w/ Nadine

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