2/28/2019

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

L7

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)

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Bandcamp | Spotify | Website

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

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.”

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

JAPANESE BREAKFAST'S MICHELLE ZAUNER SIGNS BOOK DEAL FOR MEMOIR WITH KNOPF



JAPANESE BREAKFAST'S MICHELLE ZAUNER 
SIGNS BOOK DEAL FOR MEMOIR WITH KNOPF 


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.

TOUR DATES:
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


Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

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

KIND MUSIC FESTIVAL
POP-UP EVENT
DEBUTS WITH THOUSANDS IN ATTENDANCE
AT FUTURE LOCATION OF TYSON RANCH RESORT
IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA

MIGUEL, FERG, STARCRAWLER, REESE LAFLARE,
YONEE, D.I.E., INASX AND ALL MY FRIENDS HATE ME 
ALL DELIVERED STRONG PERFORMANCES
 
 
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)


Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

2/27/2019

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

DIANE COFFEE

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


Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

JACKIE COHEN announcing new album Zagg




It's a big day! Why's that, Jack? Well let me tell ya. I've got a new record. It's called Zagg. I made it with a crew of extraordinarily talented people, in the sweet Virginia Spacebomb heat and Los Angeles desert summer. It's a Matthew E. White and Jonathan Rado co-production, and the opening track "FMK" (you know what that means) (my dad doesn't like this song) is available today for purchase, download, and streaming across all services. Accompanying is a sweet little vid. Enjoi:
Listen to "FMK"
Let's talk about pre-ordering! If you pre-order Zagg, you'll receive a limited edition "runny yolk yellow" vinyl, special Zagg red-lip enamel Kiss Pin, and to top it all off, an extremely cool as heck Zagg sticker sheet. Play it, pin it, & stick it - you can do it all with the Zagg pre-order bundle.

Thank you everyone for your positive energy & spiritual support. We're in this together.
More music on the way. I do it all for you.

Love,
Your girl,
Jackie Cohen
Jackzagg Inc. 
Preorder Zagg


Upcoming Shows

12 Mar - Austin, TX @ Antone's for Spacebomb SXSW Showcase
13 - 14 Mar - SXSW Showcases TBA
17 May - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theatre Get tickets
21 May - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right Get tickets
 
Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink

Hatchie announces debut album, Keepsake, out 6/21- Watch the "Without A Blush" video

HATCHIE ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM, KEEPSAKE,
OUT JUNE 21ST VIA DOUBLE DOUBLE WHAMMY

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR ITS LEAD SINGLE, "WITHOUT A BLUSH"

TOURING THE US THIS SPRING WITH GIRLPOOL

Photo Credit:  (download hi-res)

Today, Brisbane, Australia's Hatchie has announced her highly anticipated debut album, Keepsake, with a video for its lead single "Without A Blush." Of the song, Harriette Pilbeam says: "I'm excited to start the next chapter of Hatchie with 'Without A Blush,' the first single from my album Keepsake. It's the perfect introduction to the feelings & sounds on the rest of the record, which I can't wait to finally start sharing on tour!"

Keepsake is available for pre-order now and due June 21st via Double Double Whammy.

Additionally, Hatchie has announced a full US 2019 spring tour with Girlpool. All dates below.

WATCH THE "WITHOUT A BLUSH" VIDEO
Hatchie - Without A Blush (Official Video)

TOUR DATES:
4/4 - Tustin, CA @ Marty's On Newport *
4/5 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *
4/6 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater *
4/9 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent *
4/11 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
4/12 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
4/13 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
4/16 - St Paul, MN @ Turf Club *
4/17 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon *
4/18 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
4/19 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig *
4/20 - Toronto, ON @ Longboat Hall *
4/21 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
4/23 - Boston, MA @ Royale *
4/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
4/25 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
4/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts *
4/27 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
4/28 - Washington, DC @ Black Cat *
4/30 - Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall *
5/1 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt *
5/2 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn *
5/3 - Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon *
5/4 - Houston, TX @ Satellite *
5/5 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger *
5/7 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk *
5/8 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *
5/9 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Coop *
5/10 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
5/11 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *

* w/ Girlpool

Share/Bookmark Read more / Permalink