5/31/2019

ROKY ERICKSON RIP 1947-2019

    PHOTO by BEV DAVIES

Roky Erickson, an heroic icon of modern rock & roll and one of the best friends the music ever had, died in Austin, Texas today. Born there on July 15, 1947, Erickson had a visionary zeal rarely seen in 1965 when he co-founded the 13th Floor Elevators. The band's original songs, many written with lyricist Tommy Hall, coupled with Erickson's super-charged vocals and guitar sparked the psychedelic music revolution in the mid-1960s, and led to a new role of what rock could be. Erickson never wavered from that path, and while he faced incredible challenges at different points in his life, his courage always led him on to new musical adventures, one he continued without compromise his entire life. The family asks for privacy while they deal with the loss of a son, brother, husband and father.






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PSYCHEDELIC P*RN CRUMPETS - 'AND NOW FOR THE WHATCHAMACALLIT' OUT NOW!

PSYCHEDELIC PORN CRUMPETS
AND NOW FOR THE WHATCHAMACALLIT
OUT NOW! LISTEN HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
TO PLAY DESERT DAZE FESTIVAL
(photo credit: Josh Ludlow)

Listen to And Now For The Whatchamacallit HERE.

Today, Perth’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets release their third studio album And Now For The Whatchamacallit, via Marathon Artists. The album, a culmination of experiences lived on the road and influences stemming from the last few years of evolution and refinement for the band, is finally unveiled in all its glory - a testament to the Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ unrelenting vivacious attitude and hungry approach to powerful music.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Bill's Mandolin
Fans received a kicking indicator of what their new album had in store with the infectious single, “Bill’s Mandolin”, a fitting continuation of pace from previous singles “Keen For Kick Ons”, “Social Candy” and “My Friend’s A Liquid”, yet the broader scope of And Now For The Whatchamacallit is representative of a dynamic band flourishing as their control over the creative direction continues to strengthen and diversify sonically. Self-recorded between McEwan’s bedroom and Perth’s Tone City StudiosAnd Now For The Whatchamacallit has developed an enticing and engaging blend of guitars and fuzzed out melodies, as well as an urgency in McEwan’s lyrics that makes Psychedelic Porn Crumpets’ musical execution one all of their own.
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets - Hymn For A Droid (Official Audio)
And Now For The Whatchamacallit marks a brand new chapter for Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. Free from any sophomore album pressures or the need to make an industry splash, the group have instead explored the sounds that have formed a mature and exciting musical output. The energy captured on the album mirrors that of the band’s live presence.

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are currently in the middle of a 29-date world tour, including headlining dates in the UK and Europe, British and European festival dates, German shows supporting Interpoland Japan’s lauded Summersonic Festival. This fall, the band will bring And Now For The Whatchamacallit to thousands of new ears in North America. Highlights include stops at Music Hall of Williamsburg in New York CityLincoln Calling, and Desert Daze.

Sept 6 - Slims - San Francisco, CA*
Sept 7 - Harlow's - Sacramento, CA*
Sept 9 - The Shakedown - Bellingham, WA*
Sept 10 - Fox Cabaret - Vancouver, BC*
Sept 11 - Garfinkels - Whistler, BC*
Sept 13 - Tractor Tavern - Seattle, WA*
Sept 14 - Lose Yr Mind - Portland, OR
Sept 15 - Neurolux - Boise, ID*
Sept 16 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT#
Sept 18 - Aggie Theater - Fort Collins, CO#
Sept 19 - Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO#
Sept 20 - Fox Theatre - Boulder, CO#
Sept 21 - Lincoln Calling - Lincoln, NE
Sept 22 - Turf Club - Minneapolis, MN#
Sept 25 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL#
Sept 26 - The Loving Touch - Detroit, MI#
Sept 27 - Lee's Palace - Toronto, ON#
Sept 28 - L'esco - Montreal, QC (Pop Montreal)#
Sept 29 - Great Scott - Boston, MA#
Oct 1 - Rock & Roll Hotel - Washington, DC#
Oct 2 - First Unitarian Church - Philadelphia, PA#
Oct 4 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY#
Oct 5 - Space Ballroom - Hamden, CT#
Oct 7 - Ace of Cups - Columbus, OH#
Oct 8 - Mercy Lounge - Nashville, TN#
Oct 10 - Sister The Bar - Albuquerque, NM#
Oct 11-13 - Desert Daze - Moreno Beach, CA

* w/ Levitation Room
# w/ Meatbodies


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Alison Mosshart Announces New Book CAR MA

Alison Mosshart Announces CAR MA
Compendium Of Art, Photography & Writing To Be Published in June via Hells Angles & FF-1051 Gallery

Lead vocalist with The Kills and The Dead Weather, Alison Mosshart has spent the last 26 years on the road performing and living a predominantly transitory life. The daughter of a used car salesman, Mosshart grew up with a vivid appreciation for classic cars; for being behind the wheel and in the passenger seat. In the early days of The Kills they kept the band to a duo in order that they could tour America by car and throughout her life she has recorded her existence on the road with photography and journals.

CAR MA is Alison Mosshart's first printed collection of paintings, photographs, short stories, and poetry. It is a book about cars, rock n' roll, and love. It's a book about America, performance, and life on the road. It's a book about fender bender portraiture, story tellin' tire tracks, and the never-ending search for the spirit under the hood.

CAR MA, is a 112 page love letter to the motorcar, and - more specifically - the perceptivity gained from a life spent relishing them. Already renowned as a lyricist, Mosshart's reputation in the art world has been growing over the past few years as galleries in New York, London and Los Angeles have staged exhibitions of her paintings. CAR MA includes some of these along with hundreds of photographs she's taken along the way. Her prose is electric, inspired by the images she was collating for the book, it provides a narrative to the anthology; a first person walk through Alison's journals as she details memories, places, conversations, relationships, journeys and - of course - cars.

Mosshart imagines the auto body shop like some other Coney Island. And America's highways the last great roller coasters. She shows us that the engine on fire is connected to the guitar feeding back since birth. And the sensation of walking on stage and facing an audience is like the laugh before the scream in a car without brakes. She ruminates that automobiles- with their doors and mirrors and windows, engines and wheels and radios- portray us. Mirror our need to be in or to exit, our inward reflections and outward visions, our lifetimes of tinkering with the mysterious heart. That which runs until it doesn't. Throughout history the car has been a symbol of freedom and hopeful adventure. It stands to reason it is also a symbol of our subsequent spinning out... over things we never thought could happen during a song that f'king good with the volume up that f'king loud.
If you've ever found yourself feeling holy, pulling out of the gas station with a full tank, like the last beautiful free soul on this planet, this book is for you. In fact it's probably about you.


 

CAR MA  will be available from Dover Street Market. First edition is a limited edition run of 500 copies. Retail $50.00
 

ABOUT ALISON MOSSHART
Born in Vero Beach, FL, Mosshart pursued art from an early age. The daughter of a high school art teacher and a used car dealer, she had an early passion for painting, cars, and music. As a teenager she joined a punk band and began touring at the age of 14. Mosshart continuously made art, took photographs and kept extensive journals on tour, inspired by the constant change of scene and bewildering pace from one city and country to the next. The disjointed yo-yo of life on the road, adrenaline spikes and comedowns, the many bizarre or bad, boring or blissful moments, are manifest in her impulsive painting style and subject matter. Mosshart studied fine art at the University of Florida, Gainesville, between tours, concentrating on printmaking, photography, video, collage and drawing. Dropping out in 2000 to move to London to start The Kills, she continued her studies for a semester at various London art schools. As well as fronting both The Kills and The Dead Weather, she has appeared as a special guest on recordings by the Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Cage The Elephant, Primal Scream, Placebo, The Last Shadow Puppets and Gang Of Four.

ABOUT FF-1051 GALLERY FF-1051 is a contemporary art gallery in Los Angeles, CA. With local shows in Los Angeles to exhibitions at SCOPE Miami 2017, Art Wynwood 2018, and SCOPE New York 2018, FF-1051 Gallery brings its artists and curation forward on a diverse and nationwide scale. Focusing across mediums, FF-1051 works with artists living in Los Angeles and NYC but belonging to the global community. With an eye for emerging greats in the art world, FF-1051 Gallery curates high intensity talent from the contemporary art scene.


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BEASTIE BOYS: ILL COMMUNICATION TURNS 25

BEASTIE BOYS: ILL COMMUNICATION TURNS 25

STILL ILL Mini-Doc Live HERE
Debuting at #1 upon its May 1994 release, Beastie Boys’ fourth album was an unstoppable force, pervading every aspect of pop culture. Its charge to the top of the charts was led by “Sabotage” and its legendary Spike Jonze/Nathanial Hornblower ’70s TV police drama tribute, as ROLLING STONE dubbed Ill Communication 1994’s “soundtrack for summer.” Crowds and critics alike were floored by highlights “Sure Shot,” “Root Down” and “Get It Together,” as a VIBE (RIP)—in the magazine’s first cover story on a white artist–hailed Beastie Boys as “perhaps the most consistently innovative musicians to emerge out of hip hop.” It was a claim that Ill Communication has justified for years to come, and 25 years later Ill Communication’s impact has resounded with generation after generation.
Surviving members Adam “Adrock” Horovitz and Michael “Mike D” Diamond sat down and reflected on the making of the album with Amazon Music’s Nathan Brackett.
The documentary also features archival footage and commentary from musical collaborators Mario Caldato Jr. and “Money” Mark Nishita.
For more on the anniversary visit Amazon Music’s dedicated Beastie Boys Page HERE.
Photo Credit: Ari Marcopoulos
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PHANTOGRAM MAKES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE “INTO HAPPINESS”

PHANTOGRAM MAKES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN
WITH NEW SINGLE “INTO HAPPINESS”


TICKETS FOR 2019 SUMMER TOUR ON SALE NOW

LISTEN 
HERE


Credit Floria Sigismondi

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 31, 2019 – Phantogram are officially back! Today, the duo returns with their new single “Into Happiness”—listen and share 
HERE.

Announcing their return, Phantogram wrote a 
special letter to fans, noting about the song that it “embodies the personal journey that both of us have taken since we released Three; it’s been a long path, coming out of the darkness and into the light.”

“Into Happiness” is Phantogram’s first release in three years since their 2016 chart-topping and career-defining album, Three, which featured lead single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore.” In celebration of this new chapter for the band, they will be touring North America this summer, kicking off on August 16th in Reno, NV and making stops at New York’s King Theater on September 5th, Washington, D.C.’s The Anthem on September 6th, Atlanta’s Tabernacle on September 9th and more, as well as playing festival sets at Life Is Beautiful, Hopscotch Music Festival and others. The full list of tour dates can be found below, and tickets are available now at phantogram.com. Stay tuned for more from Phantogram!

Phantogram – the New York duo of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel— has continued to change the zeitgeist for almost a decade by consistently challenging it with their signature blend of hard-hitting beats, guitar-driven dark psychedelia, and electronic pop. Since the arrival of 2010’s Barsuk Records debut release Eyelid Movies, the pair has amassed nearly half-a-billion streams, achieved two Gold-Certified singles in the form of “Fall In Love” and “When I’m Small,” headlined sold out shows worldwide, become a festival staple, and toured with artists including The xx, Muse, M83, Alt-J and more.

Their 2016 third full-length, Three, reached career-high positions on the Billboard Top 200 chart (#9) and Billboard Top Albums Sales chart (#5), as the lead single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” climbed the alternative radio charts. The album was also met with critical acclaim from Pitchfork, Billboard, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, People, Vogue, New York Magazine, The FADER, Stereogum, NYLON, PAPER and many others.

Three was completed in the wake of Barthel’s sister’s passing due to suicide, a shattering event which brought suicide prevention awareness to the forefront of the band’s consciousness and has informed their charitable giving and community outreach ever since, thus their decision to donate a portion of ticket sales to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. One dollar from the purchase of each ticket to their upcoming headline performances will be donated to the 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

PHANTOGRAM’S UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
June 2                         Camden, NJ                Radio 104.5 12th Birthday Celebration
July 19                        Seattle, WA                  Capitol Hill Block Party
August 3                      Los Angeles, CA         Alt 98.7 Summer Camp
August 16                    Reno, NV                    Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort*
August 17                    Ogden, UT                  Twilight Concert Series*
August 18                    Denver, CO                 The Mission Ballroom
August 20                    Bellvue, CO                 Mishawaka Amphitheatre*
August 22                    Council Bluffs, IA         Stir Cove at Harrah’s*
August 23                    Kansas City, MO         KC Live!*
August 25                    St. Paul, MN                Palace Theatre*
August 27                    Madison, WI                The Sylvee*
August 28                    Columbus, OH            Express Live!*
August 29                    Detroit, MI                   The Fillmore*
August 30                    Toronto, ON                Rebel*
August 31                    Clifton Park, NY          Upstate Concert Hall
September 3               Boston, MA                  House of Blues*
September 5               Brooklyn, NY                Kings Theatre
September 6               Washington, D.C.        The Anthem*
September 7               Raleigh, NC                 Hopscotch Music Festival
September 9               Atlanta, GA                  Tabernacle*
September 10             Birmingham, AL           Avondale Brewing Company*
September 12             Houston, TX                White Oak Music Hall*
September 13             Dallas, TX                   The Bomb Factory*
September 14             Austin, TX                   Stubb’s*
September 16             Phoenix, AZ                The Van Buren*
September 18             San Francisco, CA      Bill Graham Civic Auditorium*
September 20-22        Las Vegas, NV            Life Is Beautiful
* with Bob Moses
 

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ionnalee Releases Visionary New Album REMEMBER THE FUTURE

ionnalee Releases Visionary New Album 
REMEMBER THE FUTURE
 
Listen to the full album HERE

(album art)

"One of the most exciting and visually innovative artists in music...merging beautiful icy synths with unconventional melodies and structures to create intangible yet dazzling music, each with a strong message to dissect. On her buzzy new track and tour, the Swedish star's brand of indie-pop is becomes crystal clear"
V Magazine
 
"ionnalee's newest project ithe otherworldly hype album wneed" - Nylon
 
"Lee is making Kate Bush-influenced pop songs...there are moments of beauty in every single one" - The Fader
 
"Swedish pop auteur Jonna Lee doesn't just craft an odd and beautiful audiovisual world, but as the iamamiwhoami collective's face, voice and driving force, has you venturing around a netherworld of the subverted familiar" - Dazed & Confused
 
"Expect a mysterious explosion of sound that carries the legacy of simmering euro-disco simmering in the background, obscured by decaying organic foliage sporting the first signs of spring flowers" - Flaunt Magazine
 
"Lee's voice is delicate and otherworldly, weaving its way through warm synth blasts and creeping percussion" - The Guardian
 
"ionnalee is a natural evolution, a conduit for her singular vision, imbued with experiences past, yet marking the dawn of a fresh era" - AnOther Magazine
 
"...shimmering electronic, '80s-leaning production and sunny harmonies" - Paper Magazine
 
"Breathtakingly atmospheric, widescreen synth-pop" - Idolator
 
"More direct in her singing and backed by its commanding rhythm, ['SAMARITAN'] challenges the heightened and unrealistic expectations of female artists today" - The 405
 
"She has created music, video, choreography, fashion, and creative direction, for over a decade, and has made countless of music/videos with millions of views. She is a true testament and inspiration for what an independent artist can accomplish"
Blurred Culture

Today, avant-garde, self-made audiovisual pioneer ionnalee (Jonna Lee of iamamiwhoami)releases her sophomore solo album, REMEMBER THE FUTURE, via her label To whom it may concern. Listen to the album, which premiered via Nylon, in full HERE!
 
ionnalee shared, "I am really proud of this album. Writing and producing it last year was a playful and spontaneous process, quite different from any of the seven albums I've made. I've been exploring sounds, harmonies and frequencies without prestige or set deadlines, letting my mind and body wander freely and experience music like I did when I was a kid. I made the album with aim to be a small beacon of light for my nearest ones who are currently struggling to look forward, and as a reminder to those who follow my work to remember the dream."
 
REMEMBER THE FUTURE is produced by ionnalee, and also features production contributions from Röyksopp and her longtime collaborator Claes Björklund (iamamiwhoami), and is mixed by Johannes Berglund (Fever Ray). Plus, the album features guest vocalists Zola Jesus and Jennie Abrahamson.
 
The Swedish singer, songwriter, producer, and director announced the album via Brooklyn Vegan, and Billboard exclusively premiered the lead single, lush disco track "Open Sea," which was followed by hypnotic second single "Some Body."
 
REMEMBER THE FUTURE is ionnalee's seventh musical album released across the past decade of her audiovisual projects, in addition to two online live concert installations, earning a total of 57 million views on YouTube to date. Before launching her solo project as ionnalee, Lee spent almost a decade captivating and disturbing the music industry through the viral mixed media project and audiovisual mystery iamamiwhoami.

Beyond her solo work, ionnalee recently remixed Moby's single "The ceremony of innocence," as well as being the masthead of Röyksopp's live shows for the past four years including performing as part of their acclaimed show at Coachella 2017. Watch her recent performance on Swedish National TV as part of an Avicii remembrance, HEREShe released her first solo album and feature film,  in 2018 and followed the album with a world tour funded through Kickstarter in just 5 days. The hugely successful tour sold out dates across Europe, US, and Latin America, and was followed by a recently completed North American tour supported by Allie X in anticipation of REMEMBER THE FUTURE.
REMEMBER THE FUTURE Tracklist:
1. OPEN SEA
2. WIPE iT OFF
3. SOME BODY
4. MATTERS (with Zola Jesus)
5. iSLANDER
6. REMEMBER THE FUTURE
7. CRYSTAL (with Jennie Abrahamsson)
8. RACE AGAINST
9. SiLENCE MY DRUM
10. MYSTERIES OF LOVE
11. i KEEP


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NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS RELEASE NEW TRACK “RATTLING ROSE”

NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS RELEASE NEW TRACK 
“RATTLING ROSE” 

TAKEN FROM THE FORTHCOMING BLACK STAR DANCING EP RELEASED JUNE 14TH

Listen to “Rattling Rose” here
Photo credit: Mitch Ikeda
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release a brand new track “Rattling Rose”- available digitally now with official lyric video – watch here. The track follows the release of single “Black Star Dancing,” which is currently on the Radio 2 A List, and is accompanied by a performance video. 

“Rattling Rose” is taken from the Black Star Dancing EP - available digitally and on 12” vinyl to pre-order now – released on June 14th, the same day Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds headline Isle of Wight Festival.

The full EP track-listing is:

1. Black Star Dancing
2. Rattling Rose
3. Sail On
4. Black Star Dancing (12” Mix)
5. Black Star Dancing (The Reflex Revision)

Noel says of “Rattling Rose,” “It manages to combine the influences of Chris Rea, Chris De Burgh, Mike and the Mechanics and Slipknot FFS!!! I may have eaten too many gummy bears recently … anyway it’s ‘jolly good’ … not my words but the words of David Cameron who literally did the hokey cokey at Soho Farmhouse when he heard it.” ***

Following a run of sold out intimate live shows across the UK and Ireland last month, the 11-piece line-up are currently playing a host of headline festival appearances, including a huge homecoming gig at Manchester’s Heaton Park next week. They will also be embarking on a month long North American tour with the Smashing Pumpkins, beginning in August.

North America live dates in full are:

August 8th – Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
August 9th – Wantagh, NY, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
August 10th – Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 13th – Toronto, ON, Budweiser Stage
August 14th – Detroit, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
August 15th – Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
August 17th – Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 19th – Cleveland, OH, Blossom Music Center
August 20th – Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
August 21st – Alpharetta, GA, Ameris Bank Amphitheater
August 23rd – Rogers, AR, Walmart AMP
August 24th – Dallas, TX, Dos Equis Pavilion
August 25th – Houston, TX, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 28th – San Diego, CA, North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
August 29th – Irvine, CA, Five Point Amphitheater
August 31st – Mountain View CA, Shoreline Amphitheater

*** Some of the information included here may be factually incorrect. 

For more information please visitnoelgallagher.com

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