L7 Announce First New Album In 20 Years + "Burn Baby" Video | 'Scatter the Rats' Out May 3


Sign To Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records +
Announce Scatter the Rats Due Out May 3
First New Full-Length Album Since 1999

Fiery 1st Single “Burn Baby” Video Out Now!

Playing The Bash Music & Craft Beer Festival National Tour
Legendary American grunge pioneers, L7, have signed with Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records for their first album in 20 years, Scatter the Rats, due out May 3, 2019. "I’ve been friends with L7 for years and am very excited and proud to have the opportunity to release their new album on Blackheart!" shares Jett. “When we decided to make a new record, Joan was there for us as the good friend she has always been. So great to stomp into Blackheart Records with her at the helm. We’re very excited to work with Joan and the entire Blackheart family. Just imagine the family dinners!” says Donita Sparks.

Opening the album with a galvanizing reflection on letting go of old grudges for the sake of fighting a greater evil, the band has unleashed a blazing new video by Blue Hats Creative for lead single “Burn Baby” directed by Courtney and Hillary Andujar. The new track sees the band tight as ever, delivering their ferocious energy through a wall of rage. “Burn Baby” will be available on a special Record Store Day 7” with b-side “Fighting The Crave”.

Click Image Above To Watch “Burn Baby” Video
Working with producers Norm Block (Jenny Lee, Paper Cranes, Plexi) and Nick Launay (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), L7 recorded Scatter the Rats at Happy Ending Studios, and Sunset Sound in L.A., instilling each track with a kinetic vitality. The album’s title track came to life in a moment of pure spontaneity. “There were a couple of rats in the basement of the studio, where all the amplifiers were, and at one point Norm said to us, ‘Let’s get rockin’, we can scatter the rats,’” Sparks recalls.
Scatter the Rats embodies everything that made the band so iconic in the first place—the distortion-heavy riffs and headbanging rhythms, sludgy grooves and indelible melodies. Incendiary, cathartic, and down right fun it touches on issues of codependency, lonely hearts, internal conflict and setting aside old grievances for the greater good. Harnessing their revolutionary spirit and boundless energy, L7 achieve a direct transmission of raw feeling, often spiked with biting commentary on the chaos of the world today.

Having toured the world, delivering their take-no-prisoners spirit to massive sold-out crowds in recent years, L7 looks forward to introducing a certain elusive element back into the musical landscape. L7 will be joining The Bash Music & Craft Beer Festival tour across the US with Rancid and more with additional US dates to be announced soon. “I think it’s good for people to enjoy a meat-and-potatoes rock band for a change,” says Sparks. “We’re not rocket science, we’re rock & roll. And there’s value to that, and we do it pretty well. So if you want to rock, come on back to L7.”

L7 The Bash Music & Craft Beer Festival Tour Dates

5/11: Phoenix, AZ @ Margaret T. Hance Park
(w/ Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones & H2O)
5/12: Tucson, AZ @ Rillito Park Racetrack
(w/ Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, H2O)
6/02: Englishtown, NJ @ Old Bridge Township Raceway
(w/ Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, Penynwise, Madball)
6/08: Boise, ID @ Memorial Stadium
(w/ Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, special guests)
6/09: Tacoma, WA @ America’s Car Museum
(w/ Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, Noi!se)
6/15: Santa Clara, CA @ Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
(w/ Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, Sharp Shock)
6/16: Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park
(w/ Rancid, Suicidal Tendencies, Pennywise, Sharp Shock)

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Crumb share "Part III," on tour now



Photo Credit: Salim Garcia (download hi-res)

Today, Crumb have shared the first song since the release of their critically acclaimed 2017 Locket EP titled "Part III."

Crumb are currently on a US tour that includes dates with Video Age and Corridor and a stop at Austin, TX's SXSW. Dates below.


2/28 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones *
3/1 - Santa Cruz, CA @ Crepe Place *
3/2 - Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club (Noise Pop Festival) *
3/4 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile *
3/5 - Portland, OR @ Holocene *
3/7 - Boise, ID@ The Shredder
3/8 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Impact Hub
3/9 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room  
3/12 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada  
3/13-15 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
3/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Lodge Room
4/16 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's ^
4/17 - Gambier, OH @ Kenyon College
4/18 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop ^
4/19 - Nashville, TN @ Drkmttr Collective ^
4/20 - Atlanta, GA @ Emory University ^
4/22 - Chapell Hill, NC @ Local 506 ^
4/23 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 ^
4/25 - Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ^
4/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^

* w/ Video Age
^ w/ Corridor

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Devendra Banhart - 'Fragments du Monde Flottant' Out Tomorrow

Devendra Banhart
Fragments du Monde Flottant
Out Tomorrow

Stream Rodrigo Amarante’s “That Old Dreams Of Ours” HERE

Curated Demo Compilation Featuring Unreleased Work from Arthur Russell, and Unreleased Versions From Nils Frahm, Vashti Bunyan, Rodrigo Amarante, King Tuff and more!

Limited Edition Vinyl only LP on Swiss Label Bongo Joe
Tomorrow sees the release of  Fragments du Monde Flottant, Devendra Banhart’s lovingly curated compilation of demos from some of his favorite artists. Collected over a period of many years, these tracks have never been heard before in their current state, and include an unreleased work from Arthur Russell.

Stream Rodrigo Amarante’s “That Old Dreams Of Ours” HERE

Unavailable on digital platforms, this compilation is limited to 2000 copies on vinyl only, each with one of six different colored cardboard packaging and one of six drawings by Devendra. This unique album is a labor of love for both Devendra and Swiss label Bongo Joe, run by Cyril Yeterian.

Fragments du Monde Flottant Tracklist:
Side A -
1) Nils Frahm “And Patterns”
2) Vashti Bunyan “If I Were”
3) Josiah Steinbrick “Fo Baro”
4) Tim Presley “Aura Aura” ******
5) King Tuff “Livin On a Star”
6) Adam Tullie “Meridian Hawk”           
7) Arthur Russell “Not Checking Up”
Side B -
8) Helado Negro “Lentamente”
9) Diane Denoir & Eduardo Mateo“Señora Diana La Ví”
10) Rodrigo Amarante “That Old Dreams Of Ours”
11) Matteah Baim “Blossom”
12) Jana Hunter “Raising The Dead”   
Pre-Order Fragments du Monde Flottant here.

Says Devendra: “I’ve always loved demos, often much more than the final version. In fact, my favorite John Lennon song is a demo; its called “Friend of Dorothy”. It’s a masterpiece. This is an album of demos. You know who doesn’t like demos? The people who make them - that’s who! Wait , wait…. That’s not true. They do like their demos but they are definitely not gonna let anyone hear them anytime soon. They have big big plans for these songs. Fortunately , I don’t mind being extremely annoying when it comes to bothering/begging my friends to let me hear their demos. Unfortunately , I am not a very good dentist. This album could have been called “Pulling Teeth” if ya know what I’m sayin’….

Now, if i may take a moment to say what kind , generous , and patient the sweet people on this comp are. Thank you forever for enduring all of my emails, phone calls , texts, letters, and astral badgering! I am extremely grateful to you - I love you. I would also like to thank my ol’ pal Cyril Yeterian. He also loves demos and happens to runs the label that put out the record you are now holding, so that worked out nicely. I am also endlessly indebted to Dustin Reid for introducing me to Tom Lee, who allowed us a peek into the priceless vault of Arthur Russell’s demos & release this never before heard work from the great master!
Please enjoy this anthology of intimacy before everyone on it freaks out and doesn’t want you to hear their demos (on the bright side , at least 5 of them will show up at your house and pay you the big bucks to get this back!) This comp has taken years and years to put together. Wow. Has it been that long? Yep.

Love Above All  - Devendra Banhart.”

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Photo Credit: Joyce Jude (download hi-res)

Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner has signed a book deal for her memoir, Crying in H Mart, with Knopf. Crying in H Mart is Zauner's story about growing up Korean-American, losing her mother too young, searching for identity in a hybrid culture, and finding a passion for her ancestry and Korean cooking as a way to heal and return to her roots in the wake of loss. Her writing has previously appeared in The New Yorker and Glamour Magazine.

The North American rights for the book were acquired by Robin Desser at Knopf, at auction, by Brettne Bloom at The Book Group. Jenny Meyer is handling UK and translation rights.  

Zauner's band Japanese Breakfast, has announced tour dates that include sold out shows at Chicago's Thalia Hall and Boston's Royale, a stop at Austin TX's SXSW, Atlanta GA's Shaky Knees, Arcosanti's FORM, and Calgary's Sled Island festivals, and a tour in Asia. All dates below.

Additionally, the Zauner-directed music video for "Boyish" from Japanese Breakfast's 2017 Soft Sounds from Another Planet is an official selection of SXSW's Film Festival.

3/12 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall *SOLD OUT*
3/15-17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
4/1 - Boston, MA @ Royale
4/3 - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
4/4 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
4/6 - Boston, MA @ Royale *SOLD OUT*
4/7 - Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
5/2 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
5/3 - Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
5/4 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/5 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
5/6 - Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
5/10 - Arcosanti, AZ @ FORM
5/13 - Singapore @ Esplande Recital Studio
5/15 - Jakarta, Indonesia @ Rossi Music
5/16 - Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand @ Rockademy
5/18 - Makati, Manila @ The Rest Is Noise
5/22 - Tokyo, Japan @ WWW X
5/27 - Seoul, South Korea @ Hongdae Muv Hall
6/19 - Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
8/23 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

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KIND Music Festival Pop-up Event Debuts With 5,000 In Attendance At Future Tyson Ranch


With its inaugural pop-up event, KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL brought over 5,000 fans of music, cannabis and overall positivity this past Saturday, February 23 to Desert Hot Springs, CA at the future site of Tyson Ranch Resort--a 420-acre entertainment complex, luxury glamping resort and cannabis research & design facility created and owned by Mike Tyson.

"I could not have been happier to see the range in demographics all enjoying the festival peacefully," adds Tyson Ranch President and co-founder Mike Tyson. "This is exactly what the Kind Festival is all about; focusing on what brings us together rather than what divides us."

Tyson Ranch CEO and co-founder Rob Hickman remarked, "The success of Kind Festival was Tyson Ranch's way of introducing our company to the Desert Hot/Palm Springs community, which will soon be home to a resort and cannabis educational facility that will bring lots of jobs and commerce to the area.  We look forward to engaging local businesses as Tyson Ranch expands in the desert."

(MIGUEL performing at KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL on February 23, 2019; Photo Credit: Dre Ortiz)

Featuring strong performances by MIGUEL, FERG, STARCRAWLER, REESE LAFLARE, YONEE, D.I.E., INASX and ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME, along with an empowering inspirational speech on global consciousness from motivational speaker/author IDIL AHMED, the event was the first-ever all ages music festival that embraced California's updated cannabis regulations while also offering alcoholic consumption to those 21+.

While there were no sales of cannabis products at the festival, in accordance with the 2019 laws, several cannabis cultivation, education and media vendors were on-site to raise awareness including Sensii, CBD Hydrate and Two Roots Brewing Co. Attendees were able to relax in the "Chillville" area which included blow-up chairs and bean bags or get a birds-eye view of festival's stunning background sights including the San Jacinto mountains on a Ferris Wheel ride. There was also hourly "medicated meditation," yoga and sound bath events and a breakdancing crew performing on the festival grounds.

(Photo Credit: Dre Ortiz)

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Lomelda shares 'M for Empathy' album stream, out tomorrow via Double Double Whammy




Photo Credit: Carley Solether (download hi-res)

Today, Lomelda has shared the stream for her new album, M for Empathy, out tomorrow via Double Double Whammy. Uproxx, who premiered the stream and profiled Hannah Read, are saying "These songs tackle weighty ideas: the difficulty of human communication, the distance between people that looms inside even the closest relationships, and the isolation and despondency that can arise when the distance seems to outweigh the connection. With a quiet instrumental palette and a handful of incisively written lines, Lomelda makes a minute-long guitar song sound like it houses a vertiginously open space."

Lomelda has also announced tour dates with Big Thief and SXSW. All dates below.


3/13 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (SXSW)
4/20 - San Diego, CA @ Irenic *
5/5 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere *

* w/ Big Thief

Lomelda began in Silsbee, TX, in 2008, when Hannah Read found a few friends to play her songs with her. The project continues to follow this model, songwriting  and friendship at the core, studying the distance between "you" and "me" with each new release.

Early recordings, mostly lost, include works such as Late Dawn Inheritance and Heavy Shadows as well as a wealth of pinhole microphone productions about family, religion, colors, dying, fantasy and finitude.

Lomelda's  first proper LP Forever was released in 2015. Hannah collaborated with Zach Daniel (drums), Andrew Hulett (guitar) and engineer/producer Tommy Read to make this album. It is a highly dynamic and emotional rock band record that explores the endings of things -- a friendship, a day, life.

After that release, out of a feeling of dissatisfaction, Hannah re-recorded the songs as a live performance on classical guitar. She, along with two close friends, commandeered a concert hall in Waco, TX, for the occasion. It was an effort for intimacy in a big empty space. That recording became 4E and was released in 2016. The following year, Lomelda found new friends in record label Double Double Whammy. The project's first release on the label came in September 2017 -- Thx. This album features the introspective mood and dynamic range the band is known for with a new gentleness and balance; also featuring the drumming of Zach Daniel, production work of Tommy Read, and Hannah covering the rest. 'Thx' reached new audiences as Lomelda spent the next year and a half touring the US and Europe with acts such as Frankie Cosmos, Phoebe Bridgers, Snail Mail, Pinegrove and Florist.

Lomelda will lead off 2019 with a new album called M for Empathy. With this taut song collection, Hannah reflects on communication and confusion -- and attempts to come closer than ever. Hannah recorded the album on a weekend trip to her hometown of Silsbee, TX, after a year of making a new home in Los Angeles. M for Empathy will be released on March 1 by Double Double Whammy.

My new album M for Empathy is mostly things said or shoulda said. Much of it, and it's just a lil of all that's coming, came to me, or outta me, outta a deepening silence. Something you can hear a lot of. It made a way for me to say many things that were necessary to voice. It also let me not say and just sing as much as I wanted, which is important too. Making peace with the word in me, just a lil, all my might.
xo, Hannah

Photo Credit: Carley Solether (download hi-res)

MARCH 1, 2019

1. Talk
2. Bust
3. Bunk
4. M for Magic
5. M for Mush
6. Tell
7. So Bad 1, Girl
8. Slide
9. So Bad 2, Care
10. M for Me
11. Watering

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Today Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce the Wait and Return EP— a special remix collection of tracks which will be released exclusively for Record Store Day 2019 on Sunday, April 13th

Released as a limited edition 12” pressed on teal-colored vinyl with new sleeve artwork by Gareth Halliday, it will feature three new remixes of tracks taken from the #1 UK album, Who Built the Moon? London-based French DJ/producer Nicolas Laugier, aka The Reflex, provides remixes of “She Taught Me How to Fly” and “Keep on Reaching,” while British artist Richard Norris reworks “Black & White Sunshine.” The forthcoming release follows the huge success of last year’s 12” of “It’s a Beautiful World,” which was the UK's biggest-selling vinyl single of 2018.

The full track-listing for the Record Store Day exclusive vinyl is: 

A1. ‘She Taught Me How To Fly’ (The Reflex Revision)
A2. ‘Keep On Reaching’ (The Reflex Revision)
B1. ‘Black & White Sunshine’ (Richard Norris Remix)

Noel says: “I love Record Store Day. It gives us, the artists, a chance to put music out there that otherwise might never see the light of day. I love the fact that the items are very limited edition and I do utter the phrase ‘I’ll save that for Record Store Day’ a LOT.'”

“She Taught Me How To Fly” was the third single to be taken from the album Who Built the Moon?, which also features the other tracks remixed on the EP. The album debuted in the UK at #1, achieving gold certification in less than two weeks after its release— making it a hat-trick of #1 UK albums for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The Mercury-nominated Who Built the Moon? was also a record-breaking 10th consecutive chart-topping studio album in the UK For Noel— no other artist has achieved such a feat. 

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds recently announced new UK tour dates for summer 2019 with support from Gaz Coombes— with all shows now sold out. The 11-piece line-up will perform in more intimate venues in Edinburgh, Llandudno, Hull, and— for the first time ever for Noel—The London Palladium in May. With Noel currently recording new material in studios in London and LA, the shows are a chance for fans to potentially hear the new material for the very first time.

The dates are followed by a host of festival appearances across the summer including a date at Manchester’s Heaton Park. The live dates are:

May 7th       EDINBURGH, PLAYHOUSE            SOLD OUT
May 9th       THE LONDON PALLADIUM             SOLD OUT
May 11th     HULL, BONUS ARENA                     SOLD OUT

May 24th     CARDIFF, Castle
May 25th     NEWCASTLE, This Is Tomorrow Festival, Exhibition Park 
May 26th     NORWICH, Sunday Sessions, Earlham Park
June 7th      MANCHESTER, Heaton Park
June 8th      INVERNESS, Bught Park
June 14th   ISLE OF WIGHT, Festival
June 16th    DUBLIN, Malahide Castle
June 30th    EXETER, Sunday Sessions, Powderham Castle

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Diane Coffee announces new album "Internet Arms," out April 19 on Polyvinyl Records


Announces New Album Internet Arms

Out April 19 on Polyvinyl Record Co.

On Tour This Spring

Photo credit: Alexa Viscius

"Conjuring both Mick Jagger and David Bowie... Diane Coffee gives the kind of live performances you talk about for weeks after seeing." - NPR
"[An] all-encompassing live force." - BILLBOARD
"Psychedelic funk with a lot of energy and soul." - STEREOGUM
"Fleming's unpredictable nature lends some of its erratic qualities to create provocative music. The result is a deep exploration of sonic pleasure." - INTERVIEW

Diane Coffee, the eclectic pop project of Shaun Fleming, is returning with his third record Internet Arms, due out April 19 on Polyvinyl Record Co. In the years since releasing his last album Everybody's A Good Dog, Fleming has been touring his bombastic live show and indulging his dramatic side by starring as King Herod in the Lyric Opera of Chicago's acclaimed staging of Jesus Christ Superstar

On Internet Arms, Fleming embraces an even bolder glam pop sound and questions modern society's tangled relationship with technology. "It became obvious as I was writing the album, just how entangled my social/emotional self is with technology, making me more exposed and simultaneously less connected," he says. "Why are we so drawn to this existence? With Internet Arms, I had a chance to explore these questions and it became very clear to me that I have a intricate and somewhat disconnected relationship with how I perceive myself and how I project myself.  After wrestling with these questions on my own, the album has become my way to broaden the dialogue, and check in with everyone to ask, 'How are you doing in our new worlds? Are you successfully navigating both your real and your digital existence? Is this working? Is this our destiny, or is there an alternative?'"

Diane Coffee shared the album's first single today, the sweeping opening track "Not Ready To Go," via a video directed by Joe Baughman.


"There's no better way to explain 'Not Ready To Go' than a quote from world renowned negotiation expert Daniel L. Shapiro: 'This is our drive to cling to an identity with which we are familiar, even if it is dysfunctional and personally damaging,'" says Fleming. "We have all had a version of this struggle, so I wanted to open a forum, a safe place for the discussion of guilt, shame, and for not knowing how to leave a toxic situation. I find it's like I am observing myself within the relationship but can't quite move my physical self out of the 'repetition compulsion' because the emotional ties are too strong. Fear of the unknown, isolation, dependency, and a feeling of deserving all keep us from breaking free of what is poisoning us. It's so easy for the observer to think, 'It's their choice,' but all our traumas and all the reinforcements make it very difficult to see how you found yourself in these loops and how to stop them. I hope the conversation can be constructive as well, shifting to how to find the strength to step out of a bad cycle and how to recover from the trauma."

Internet Arms is out April 19 on Polyvinyl and is available for pre-order in physical and digital format.
Diane Coffee - Internet Arms
April 19, 2019 - Polyvinyl Records
1. Not Ready To Go
2. Like A Child Does
3. The Look
4. Stuck In Your Saturday Night
5. Simulation
6. Internet Arms
7. War
8. Doubt
9. Work It
10. Good Lucky
11. Lights Off
12. Turn On
13. Company Man

Diane Coffee is taking Internet Arms on tour across North America this spring and summer. Catch him at:

04/24 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
04/25 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
05/09 - Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe #
05/10 - Washington, DC @ DC9 #
05/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's #%
05/14 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #%
05/15 - Boston, MA @ Sonia #%
05/16 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz #%
05/17 - Toronto, ON @ The Garrison #%
05/18 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx #%
05/31 - Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo
06/01 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
06/02 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown - Front Room
06/05 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
06/07 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
06/08 - Vancouver, BC @ Wise Hall
06/11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
06/13 - Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room
06/14 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
06/15 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
06/16 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
06/18 - Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
06/20 - Kansas City, MO@ recordBar
06/21 - St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
06/22 - Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
06/28 - Davenport, IA @ Racoon Motel
06/29 - Macomb, IL @ Heritage Days
# w/ Active Bird Community
% w/ Jackie Mendoza

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