11/30/2018

THE GROWLERS Snow Ball 2nd Show Added! On Sale Now!!

2nd Show Added!
Snow Ball 3 at The Wiltern
Los Angeles, California
Friday Dec 21 + Saturday 22, 2018
Both Shows On Sale Now!!
Tickets: 
TheGrowlers.com


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Andy Shauf's Foxwarren Release Self-Titled Album Today, Watch New Video For "To Be"; 2019 Tour Dates Announced

ANDY SHAUF’S FOXWARREN RELEASE SELF-TITLED
ALBUM TODAY
WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR “TO BE” HERE
ANDY SHAUF IS ON TOUR NOW + ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 2019 DATES
a lush-sounding dose of ’70s-style folk rock” - BrooklynVegan
“[Andy Shauf is] a phenomenal storyteller and I love his sense of melody 
and his voice.” – Robin Hilton, NPR Music
“Silky rock-pop … a Mac Demarco-like swing to the riffs and chords” – Northern Transmissions

Growing up in scattered small towns across the Canadian prairies, the band Foxwarreninitially bonded over Pedro the Lion and drew influence from The Band and Paul Simon. Comprised of Andy Shauf (guitars/keys/vocals) and his childhood friends Dallas Bryson (guitar/vocals) and brothers Darryl Kissick (bass) and Avery Kissick (drums & percussion), Foxwarren’s self-titled album comes out today via ANTI- Records; listen and order it 
HERECaptured on 16 mm film, the new music video for the song “To Be” features zoom shots done in the style of Wes Anderson that focus in on characters who appear alone in expansive spaces. Watch it HERE.

“Sometimes the simplest ideas are the hardest to execute,” explained the video’s directors, Ft. Langley. “Our concept for ‘To Be’ – featuring tryptic of introspective portraits – came together at the 11th hour, despite having been originally written a year and a half ago. Locations fell through, actors dropped out, gear malfunctioned; what could go wrong did go wrong. Yet the final film manages to reflect, in its own scrappy way, the heartbreaking loneliness of Foxwarren’s song, despite breaking our own hearts a little along the way.”

“To Be” was one of the first songs written for the project. “We tinkered with it for ages and ended up drastically reworking it the weekend it was recorded, but we knew early on that it was going to be the opening song on the record,” Darryl said. 

“It was a guitar riff that I'd been playing for a few years at least, trying to figure out what to do with it,” adds Shauf. “It went through quite a few versions if I remember correctly. Foxwarren have a bad habit of never finishing vocal melodies and lyrics before we finish the music, so it made it a bit tricky and ended up being overhauled at the last minute.”

Watch the band perform select tracks from the album at Toronto’s Starlight Diner for 
CBC Music First Play Live HEREShauf is currently on a fall solo tour and will perform in Los Angeles on December 2 and 3. He has also announced February 2019 tour dates that include Montreal, Jersey City, New Jersey and Buffalo, New York. All upcoming dates are listed below.

2018 TOUR DATES
11/30 – Chicago, IL – Constellation
12/2 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
12/3 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
12/4 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
12/5 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
12/6 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater
2019 TOUR DATES
2/6 – Kingston, ON – Isabel Bader Theatre#
2/7 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Rialto#
2/8 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Theatre#
2/9 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
2/10 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground#
2/12 – Portland, ME – Space#
2/13 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre#
2/15 – Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall#
2/16 – Buffalo, NY – The Tralf#
# - with Haley Heynderickx
Photo Credit: Chris Graham
Order ‘Foxwarren’

Foxwarrenband.com

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Nina Nesbitt Releases New Track 'Colder.' Announces North American Headlining Tour. Forthcoming Album Out February 1

NINA NESBITT DEBUTS NEW SINGLE, “COLDER,” OUT TODAY
 
‘THE SUN WILL COME UP, THE SEASONS WILL CHANGE’
OUT ON FEBRUARY 1, 2019 

(COOKING VINYL)

PRE-ORDER TODAY!

 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR, KICKING OFF FEBRUARY 23
 
LISTEN
“COLDER”

Download | Stream

PRE-ORDER
‘THE SUN WILL COME UP, THE SEASONS WILL CHANGE’
 

 WATCH
“LOYAL TO ME”

Retail | Apple Music | iTunes | Spotify | Google Play | Tidal | Deezer | Youtube

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
02/23 – Dallas, TX – House Of Blues Cambridge Room
02/24 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
02/26 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl
02/27 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt
03/01 – Washington, DC – Union Stage
03/02 – New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge
03/05 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
03/06 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
03/07 – Uncasville, CT – Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun
03/09 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
03/11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
03/12 – St. Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
03/13 – Milwaukee, WI – Back Room @ Colectivo
03/15 – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge
03/16 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
03/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
03/20 – San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall
03/23 – Portland, OR – Holocene
03/24 – Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater



“Pop sensation.” – Billboard Magazine

“She has quickly become recognizable for her magnetic sound, which blends pop and RnB.”– PAPER Magazine

“Nesbitt comes through as a classic proper popstar.” – V Magazine

“What’s not to love about this Scottish singer-songwriter?” – MTV TRL

“Nina Nesbitt is a powerhouse artist.” – GALORE

“One of our favorite pop girls from the U.K.” – Perez Hilton

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THE DECEMBERISTS SET FOR DEC. 14 RELEASE OF NEW EP TRAVELING ON; HEAR THE SONG “TRAVELING ON” NOW

THE DECEMBERISTS SET FOR DEC. 14 RELEASE OF NEW EP TRAVELING ON;
HEAR THE SONG “TRAVELING ON” NOW

5-TRACK B-SIDES EP FEATURES SONGS FROM
THE SESSIONS FOR THEIR ALBUM I’LL BE YOUR GIRL
PRODUCED BY JOHN CONGLETON
The Decemberists will release a new EP, Traveling On, on December 14. The five-song EP—which will be available on 10” vinyl, CD, and as a digital album—is a collection of b-sides from the sessions that produced their inspired eighth studio albumI’ll Be Your Girlwhich came out in March. Listen to the title track “Traveling On,” which is available to stream or download today.

The track listing for the Traveling On EP is as follows:

1. Down On The Knuckle
2. I Will Not Say Your Name
3. Tripping Along (Full Band Version)
4. Midlist Author
5. Traveling On

I’ll Be Your Girl found the band—lead vocalist and guitarist Colin Meloy, guitarist Chris Funk, keyboardist Jenny Conlee, bassist Nate Query, and drummer John Moen—embracing different influences and working with a new producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Lana del Rey) to broaden their sonic range and explore new approaches to making music. The album featured the #1 Triple A radio hit “Severed.”

See what the critics said about I’ll Be Your Girl:

Every band needs to refresh and reconsider its sound sooner or later, no matter how sharp it's gotten over the course of a long career — even The Decemberists, a band whose records have always come bursting with verve... ‘I'll Be Your Girl’ captures a collaborative spirit that keeps the band sounding vibrant and alive... As a lyricist, Meloy seems emboldened”—NPR Music

The Decemberists threw a lot of us for a curveball when they announced that their new album would feature a lot of synths, but it turns out it was exactly the album The Decemberists had to make — ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’ is their best in years.”—BrooklynVegan

The Decemberists make the album of their lives with ‘I’ll Be Your Girl’”—PASTE

A newly invigorated Decemberists”—RELIX

Absorbing… The Decemberists know how to seize the day”—MOJO

From folk and prog to metal and indie, they’ve embraced each new frontier”—Uncut

a strong and thoroughly enjoyable record – full of bold ideas, bright colours and the charm and lyricism that make The Decemberists so fundamentally engaging... A genuine and welcome joy.”—Drowned In Sound

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Kevin Morby announces "Harlem River" 5-year anniversary remix 12-inch featuring Peaking Lights

KEVIN MORBY
Announces Harlem River 5-Year Anniversary Remix 12-Inch

Featuring Remixes by Peaking Lights

Out December 6 on Woodsist Records

Performing Live at Gold Digger's in Los Angeles on December 6 for Wildfire Relief

Photo credit: Adarsha Benjamin

Kevin Morby released his beloved solo debut album Harlem River five years ago, and to celebrate its anniversary, Woodsist Records will be releasing a special remix 12-inch featuring a new extended version of the title track and two remixes by Peaking Lights. The record will be out December 6 digitally, with a vinyl release to follow later in the month. 

"I wanted to do something to honor the title track off of my debut album, Harlem River, turning 5 years old this year," says Morby. "It's been very good to me over the past half decade as well as a staple in my live show. I've asked Aaron from Peaking Lights to breath some new life into it and give it a remix... I wrote the song to be about new explorations, and it continues to give me - year after year - just that." Today Morby shares one of the remixes:


 

PRE-ORDER: DIGITAL | VINYL

Morby will be playing at Gold Digger's in Los Angeles on December 6, performing "Harlem River" for an hour with special guests Meg Duffy, Kyle Thomas of King Tuff, William Tyler, Eric Johnson of Fruit Bats, Rodrigo Amarante, and Aaron Coyes of Peaking Lights. Tickets are $5 at the door, and proceeds will go to California Community Foundation's Wildfire Relief Fund.


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Dolly Parton’s Dumplin’ Soundtrack Produced by Linda Perry Out Today + Featuring We Are Hear Artists Dorothy & Willa Amai

Dolly Parton’s Dumplin’ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Produced by Linda Perry, Out Today



Featuring We Are Hear Artist Dorothy on Tracks 
Two Doors Down” with Macy Gray & Willa Amai on Track “Here You Come Again” 
 

Dolly Parton’s soundtrack for the Netflix film Dumplin’, produced by Linda Perry, has been released today. The album features We Are Hear artists (a record label and management company co-founded by Linda Perry and Kerry Brown) Dorothy, who performs with Macy Grey on the track “Two Doors Down” and Willa Amai who performs on “Here You Come Again.” Stream or download Dumplin’ here.  
 
"Working with Dolly Parton on the Dumplin' soundtrack was the highlight of my career,” say producer Linda Perry. We were like two peas in a pod. Although very different, we share the same passion for our art and creativity. It was certainly a plus having two of We Are Hear's artists be featured on a duet with Dolly on the soundtrack. Willa Amai doing "Here You Come Again" and Dorothy singing "Two Doors Down" also featuring Macy Gray."
 
For the Dumplin’ soundtrack, Dolly Parton teams with a dazzling array of female artists including Miranda Lambert, Rhonda Vincent, Alison Krauss, pop superstar Sia and soul legend Mavis Staples, as well as Elle King, Willa Amai, and Macy Gray featuring Dorothy. Produced by songwriter Linda Perry, with whom Parton co-wrote six of the LP’s dozen tracks, the album also features cameos from the film’s stars Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston.

The upcoming film tells the story of plus-sized teenager Willowdean Dickson, (Macdonald), nicknamed Dumplin’ by her mother, Rosie, a former beauty queen (Aniston). When she signs up for her mom’s pageant as a protest, she shakes things up in their small Texas town. Written for the screen by Kristin Hahn, it is based on author Julie Murphy’s 2015 young-adult novel of the same name, which topped the New York Times bestsellers list upon its release.
 
Dumplin’ debuts on Netflix December 7th and will also be released in select theaters that day.



Dumplin’ Track List:
 
1. Girl in the Movies
2. Push & Pull (with Jennifer Aniston & Danielle MacDonald)
3. Here I Am (with Sia)
4. Dumb Blonde (with Miranda Lambert)
5. Why (with Mavis Staples)
6. If We Don’t (with Alison Krauss & Rhonda Vincent)
7. Red Shoes
8. Holdin’ On To You (with Elle King)
9. Here You Come Again (with Willa Amal)
10. Who
11. Jolene (new string mix)
12. Two Doors Down (with Macy Gray featuring Dorothy)
13. Here You Come Again (club remix)
14. Jolene (club remix)

Links:

We Are Hear Website
Dorothy Website
Willa Amai Website
 
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Kid Koala Announces New LP Feat. Trixie Whitley Out 1/25 via Arts & Crafts + Shares “All For You” w/ BrooklynVegan

KID KOALA
Announces New Album Music To Draw To: Io
Featuring Trixie Whitley 
Out January 25th Via Arts & Crafts
Shares New Single “All For You” w/ BrooklynVegan
"the ethereal vibes allow room for the listeners’ own creativity...beautiful"  BrooklynVegan


Today, visionary scratch DJ and producer Kid Koala (aka Eric San) announces the much-anticipated second volume in his Music To Draw To ambient/vocal collaboration series.Music To Draw To: Io is a sprawling 70 minutes of transportive music featuring singerTrixie Whitley on six of its eighteen tracks. The album is slated for release on January 25, 2019 on Arts & Crafts and is available for pre-order now. In advance of the new double LP, Kid Koala has shared the first single All For You” featuring Trixie Whitleytoday via BrooklynVegan. About the new collaboration, San comments:

“Trixie Whitley is a phenomenon, truly a force of nature. She's able to dive down and channel something truly profound and personal. I've witnessed her in that zone on stage but didn't know what would happen in the studio, especially over this type of musical backdrop. We spoke briefly about the narrative of the album before recording. She was able to make each of the song’s characters her own, giving them a voice to a level that surpassed anything I could have ever imagined. Her singing can be sweet and nurturing, bold and powerful, or chilling and sinister, but it's always Trixie Whitley. The emotional range she achieves on these tracks is just awe inspiring to me.”


Io is a constellation of electronic meditations that glint with Whitley’s otherworldly blues. The singer and multi-instrumentalist, describes working with Kid Koala as “an encounter like falling in love between collaborators.” Transcendently personified by Whitley, Kid Koala’s heartrending lyrics channel the turbulence of the modern global psyche, using the story of Io from Greek mythology, an unwilling mortal lover of the Greek god Zeus, as its compass. Composed entirely by Koala on an array of synthesizers, including the trove of rare instruments at the National Music Centre in Calgary, Io reflects the boundless reaches of Kid Koala’s imagination, but more importantly his unique capacity to inspire and provide space for others to be a part of the creation. Says Whitley:

“In the making of Io, I discovered the depth of Kid Koala as a thinker, creator, and artist – a term I shy away from – with the incredible ability to invent artistic dimensions filled with uncanny characters. He has a director’s mind with the vision of an architect, who has created a beautiful sonic space for these wonderful and vulnerable emotions to thrive.”

Inspired by music that allows space for the listener’s own ideas, the Music To Draw Toseries is an unfolding universe of soundscapes and enchanting vocal journeys, set against a melancholy backdrop of space travel and melancholy love stories. Whitley recalls being captivated by the “rich emotional core” of 2017’s Music To Draw To: Satellite, which featured vocalist Emilíana Torríni, and received praise from Pitchfork, Bandcamp, VICE, and more. The album series originally grew out of Kid Koala’s community art/ambient events (held annually and now in their 10th year), and has spurred the Satellite Turntable Orchestra concept, both of which San tours globally.

Music To Draw To: Io is available on 2LP vinyl and deluxe sketchbook w/ CD via Arts & Crafts. Pre-order here.

Earlier this year, Kid Koala released the Floor Kids Original Video Game Soundtrack, a 42-track soundtrack featuring 71 minutes of original hip-hop and breaks music from the award-winning Floor Kids video game (on PS4, XBOX, NINTENDO SWITCH, STEAM), adding another dimension to the universe of multimedia projects San has built over his 20 year career. He has toured with the likes of RadioheadBeastie BoysArcade FireA Tribe Called Quest, and DJ Shadow, has contributed to film scores and soundtracks for Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The Great Gatsby, Looper and Men, Women and Children.  He has composed music for Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and the National Film Board of Canada. This year, Kid Koala won the Polaris Music Heritage Prize for his 2001 debut album Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.



Photo Credit: AJ Korkidakis 


Music To Draw To: Io Tracklist
1. Circle of Clouds
2. All For You (Featuring Trixie Whitley)
3. Torus
4. Transmission 4
5. Lost at Sea (Featuring Trixie Whitley)
6. Shielded
7. Liminality
8. Transmission 5
9. Hera's Song (Featuring Trixie Whitley)
10. Transmission 6
11. Allotropic
12. Diamond Heart (Featuring Trixie Whitley)
13. Resonance
14. Escape of Io (Featuring Trixie Whitley)
15. Emuii
16. Aphelion
17. Look-Back Time (Featuring Trixie Whitley)
18. The Moons of Galileo 



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Lola Kirke shares acoustic version of "Monster," announces 2019 tour with Alex Cameron

LOLA KIRKE

Listen Now on Aquarium Drunkard

California Shows This December + Touring With Alex Cameron in February/March 2019

Photo credit: Wyndham Boylan-Garnett


Lola Kirke's heartrending song "Monster" was the first single released from her debut album Heart Head West and was hailed by Rolling Stone as "a declaration of wanting to fit into the world." Today, Lola is sharing a new acoustic version of the track. "Monster (Acoustic)" is premiering on Aquarium Drunkard, who also interviewed Lola. "I definitely think acting and songwriting come from a similar place," she says. "With songwriting, it's just more available to me. I don't have to wait until I find a character or I'm given a job that asks me to use that experience to enliven it. With songwriting, if I'm lonely or angry, whatever it is I want to express through songwriting, I can just do it."


Following her sold-out shows in the UK this month, Lola will return to California for three holiday shows in late December. Tickets are available HERE, and don't miss her just-released Christmas songs, "Cross You Off My List" and "Little Drummer Girl."

12/19: Cafe du Nord w/ Dana Williams - San Francisco, CA
12/20: Resident w/ Dana Williams - Los Angeles, CA
12/21: Pappy & Harriet's w/ Amber Coffman & Dana Williams - Pioneertown, CA

Lola is also thrilled to announce that she will be touring across North America with Alex Cameron early next year:

2/14: Doug Fir - Portland, OR
2/15: Wise Hall - Vancouver, BC
2/16: Barboza - Seattle, WA
2/20: Lost Lake - Denver, CO
2/21: Slowdown - Omaha, NE
2/22: 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis, MN
2/23: High Noon - Madison, WI
2/24: Thalia in the Round - Chicago, IL
2/26: Horseshoe - Toronto, ON
2/27: Theater Fairmount - Montreal, QB
3/01: The Bell House - New York, NY 
3/02: Great Scott - Boston, MA

Heart Head West is available now on Downtown Records.

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