8/20/2019

Billie Eilish Earns First Number 1 in the Billboard Hot 100 with 'bad guy'

BILLIE EILISH TOPS BILLBOARD HOT 100 WITH ‘BAD GUY’
FIRST ARTIST BORN THIS MILLENNIUM TO REACH NUMBER 1
 

CONTINUES TO SHATTER THE CEILING WITH RECORD-BREAKING DEBUT ALBUM

 17-year-old Billie Eilish has earned her first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with her latest single ‘bad guy,’ taken from her multi-platinum global smash debut album, WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? [Darkroom/Interscope Records]. Following an unprecedented total of 9 weeks at No. 2, ‘bad guy’ has knocked Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ featuring Billy Ray-Cyrus off the top spot this week.

Billie Eilish is officially the first artist born this millennium to achieve both a No. 1 album and single, and is now the third female solo artist in the 31-year history with multiple songs topping the Billboard Alternative Songs airplay chart (alongside Alanis Morissette and Sinead O’Connor). "bad guy" also sits atop the Pop Songs airplay chart for a second week running after leading the Alternative Songs airplay, and is the first Alternative Songs No. 1 to top the Hot 100 since Lorde's "Royals."

Her album WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? -- released on March 29 [Darkroom/Interscope Records] -- debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart and has since returned to the top spot two additional times this year.

Recently, Billie Eilish graced the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine, and most recently V Magazine for their 20th Anniversary issue, and has amassed more that 15-billion combined global streams to date. Showing no signs of slowing down, the Los Angeles native is currently on her sold-out WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WORLD TOUR.
WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? is out everywhere now
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“dont smile at me” EP

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The Selecter Playing Seminal Debut LP in Full @ Riot Fest

The Selecter Set to Play Seminal Debut LP Too Much Pressure in Full at Riot Fest

40th Anniversary US Tour Kicks Off 9/11
@ Gramercy Theater in NYC





UK 2-Tone icons The Selecter are set to play their GOLD-SELLING breakout debut LP Too Much Pressure at this year's Riot Fest during their 40th Anniversary U.S. headline tour, which kicks off on 9/11 at Gramercy Theater in NYC.

The Selecter first formed in 1979, releasing their historically significant debut shortly after.  Too Much Pressure climbed to #5 in the UK, charting for thirteen weeks while hit singles like “On My Radio” (#8), “Three Minute Hero” (#16), and “Missing Words” (#23) all held strong chart positions and helped bring the band to the international stage. This year also sees the 40th anniversary of the 2-Tone movement, a crucial multi-racial, multi-cultural explosion born out of Coventry and the Midlands that transformed British Pop – other pioneers included The Beat,The Specials and Madness.  

As one of very few women in the male-dominated 2-Tone scene, The Selecter's trailblazing front-woman Pauline Black is not only an integral figure in the music community, but is also a published author (Black by Design: A 2-Tone Memoir), talented actress and celebrated style icon (most recently being featured by Vogue for her fashion influence).

Catch The Selecter on their 40th Anniversary Tour next month with special guest Rhoda Dakar and at their full-album performance at Riot Fest on September 14th – all confirmed dates can be found below. For all up-to-date information on new music and shows, please stay tuned towww.theselecter.net.




The Selecter @ EXIT 2019



There was an old punk flavour out there too. Peter And The Test Tube Babies brought the unadulterated scatalogical punk while The Selecter delivered stylish Jamaican ska fed through the mean streets of Coventry on the Addiko Fusion stage, making anti-Brexit statements and slipping occasionally into bits resembling a skanking Franz Ferdinand.




The best voice that ever graced 2-Tone.


...reminiscent of the past and resonant with the present.



The iconic queen of ska...


...one of the key bands of the U.K. ska revival...


...legendary ska-punk band...



..they sound as good today as they did in when they released their debut single in 1979.


...ska-revival mainstay...


Listen to The Selecter:






Confirmed Tour Dates
 9/11 @ Gramercy Theatre in New York, NY
9/12 @ Once Ballroom in Boston, MA
9/13 @ The Kent Stage in Kent, OH
9/14 @ Riot Fest in Chicago, IL 
9/15 @ Marquis Theater in Denver, CO
9/17 @ Mezzanine in San Francisco, CA
9/18 @ The Casbah in San Diego, CA
9/19 @ The Casbah in San Diego, CA
9/20 @ Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA
9/21 @ The Glass House in Pomona, CA

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Steve Lacy Announces Debut Headline Tour

STEVE LACY
ANNOUNCES HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED DEBUT HEADLINE TOUR
Steve Lacy -- best known as the guitarist of space-soul band THE INTERNET – announces his highly-anticipated solo headline tour this fall, culminating in a very special show at The Wiltern in Lacy’s hometown of Los Angeles this October. The tour follows on the massive critical success of his debut album Apollo XXI which was released on 3qtr via AWAL earlier this year.
 
Click HERE to listen to Apollo XXI
 
One of the most eagerly awaited debuts of the last couple years, Apollo XXI instantly won acclaim from critics with The Fader calling it “one of the most anticipated releases of this year” and The Guardian describing it as “a casually confident kaleidoscope”.  Lacy has also recently been featured on the cover of i-D’s ‘Voice of a Generation Issue’, Crack Magazine, GQ Korea and Document Journal.

Praise for Steve Lacy and Apollo XXI:

"One of the most anticipated debut albums of the year is also one of the best. " - Los Angeles Times

"With his unique brand of sun-drenched funk and lively love songs, which move from joyous to melancholic at a blistering pace, 21-year-old Steve Lacy has appeared destined for big things ever since emerging as a member of stupidly talented LA collective The Internet. His debut album Apollo XXI solidifies this potential, suggesting an artist that, although still a little rough around the edges, has a glowing career in front of him." - High Snobiety

"The 21-year-old polymath’s debut is as much a chance for him to make a statement as demonstrate his most compelling strengths: a commanding falsetto and sublime musicianship" - The Ringer

"The young genius of fractured funk and reverberant R&B emerges boldly his debut full-length." - Vice

"This hard-to-resist jam is built around the Paisley Park hero’s guitar-funk style and features Lacy in high-strung falsetto mode — a bold move, and one he shows no signs of struggling to pull off. It’s brutally hot." - Vulture on the song “Playground”


Steve Lacy tour dates:
9/26/19 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
9/28/19 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
9/30/19 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theater
10/3/19 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/5/19 New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
10/6/19 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
10/7/19 Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
10/9/19 Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
10/10/19 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
10/13/19 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/21/19 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
10/22/19 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
10/25/19 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/28/19 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory S.A.
10/29/19 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory N.P.
10/30/19 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
11/12/19 Copenhagen, DK @ DK Pumpehuset
11/13/19 Berlin, DE @ Lido
11/15/19 Amsterdam, HL @ HL Paradiso
11/17/19 Cologne, DE @ Club Volta
11/18/19 Brussels, BE @ Botanique
11/19/19 Paris, FR @ La Cigale
11/22/19 London, UK @ Forum
 

About Steve Lacy:
At the ripe age of 21, the Grammy-nominated Compton native already has a veteran’s resume; he was Wired Magazine’s Tech Visionary, Time Magazine’s Most Influential Teen, produced-written-featured with Solange, J Cole, Vampire Weekend, Blood Orange, and produced some of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN on his iphone. He’s also toured the world 3x with his bandmates THE INTERNET, given a TED Talk, worked extensively with Gucci and Louis Vuitton on behalf of Virgil Abloh (including walking at the LV Paris Fashion Week show) and has now eschewed all major label offers to release his first album on his terms.

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The Head and The Heart to Play Free Homecoming Show Atop Seattle’s Iconic Pike Place Market Rooftop August 25th, 2019

Amazon Music Presents: The Head and the Heart Live
The Head and The Heart to Play Free Homecoming Show Atop Seattle’s Iconic Pike Place Market Rooftop August 25th, 2019

Concert to be Live-streamed as Amazon Exclusive 

[Los Angeles, CA] The Head and The Heart and Amazon Music have announced a spectacular hometown show on the rooftop of Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market. The show will be FREE to the public and also streamed live on both the Amazon Music and The Head and The Heart Facebook and Twitter accounts. Fans can tune into the one-of-a-kind concert experience exclusively on Amazon Music’sFacebook and Twitter handles starting at 7 pm PT on Sunday, August 25. The social channels will also host the performance at Pike Place Market for a limited time afterwards for those unable to watch the livestream.

This will be the first time the band has performed in Seattle since releasing their 4th full-length album, Living Mirage, featuring hit single “Missed Connection.” 

Pike Place and 1st Avenue will be closed to vehicles starting at 5pm. Sidewalks at the Market will remain open for access to restaurants and shops. Starting at 12pm on the 25th, at the Showbox across the street from Pike Place Market, The Head and The Heart will have a pop-up store featuring exclusive merch designed for the event, with all proceeds benefiting local Seattle-based music programs and initiatives. The Showbox pop-up store will be open all day from Noon to 9pm on August 25th.

Pike Place Market is Seattle’s original farmers market, founded in 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operating public markets in the U.S. The Market, which will be celebrating its 112th anniversary on August 17, operates within a nine-acre historic district and is a bustling neighborhood of hundreds of vendors, housing and businesses, including farmers, craftspeople, independent shops, buskers, and residents, many of whom are low-income seniors, and five social service agencies. In 1974, the City chartered the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), a not for profit public corporation, to preserve, rehabilitate and protect buildings within the Market, increase the opportunities for farm and food retailing, support small and marginal businesses, and provide services for low-income individuals.

The Head and The Heart’s “Missed Connection” recently secured multiple weeks at the #1 position on the Mediabase and BDS Alternative Radio Charts - already having achieved multiple weeks at #1 on the AAA charts. “Missed Connection” is the lead single from Living Mirage, the band’s fourth full-length album, released on Warner Records / Reprise Records to critical praise earlier this year. This marks the band’s second #1 at Alternative, having previously landed the position for “All We Ever Knew” (Signs of Light), which also held the #1 spot at AAA for nine straight weeks in 2016. The band’s second single from Living Mirage, “See You Through My Eyes” was #1 most added at AAA radio last week.
 
The Head and The Heart have been bringing their high-energy live show out on the road in the US on the Living Mirage tour this summer. Including 2 sold out nights at Red Rocks (the bands 5th and 6th sold out shows in the legendary venue), 2 sold out nights at the ACL Live at Moody Theatre in Austin, and more. The Living Mirage tour will continue in Indianapolis on Sept 6th. Tickets purchased online for select tour dates (as noted below) includes your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new album, Living Mirage. Purchasers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem the album after ticket purchase. Stream and purchase Living Mirage on Amazon Music HERE.       
 
Initially self-released in 2011, The Head and The Heart’s self-titled breakout debut produced instant classics including “Rivers and Roads,” “Down In The Valley” and “Lost In My Mind” (#1 at AAA) and is now Certified Gold. Their last two albums, 2013’s Let’s Be Still and 2016’s Signs of Light, settled into Billboard’s Top 10 albums chart, with Signs of Light securing the #1 position on Rock Album Charts. They have appeared in Cameron Crowe’s Roadies, with music featured in countless other commercials, films and TV, among them Corona, Silver Linings Playbook and more. The band has established their status as a touring powerhouse, having landed prime time mainstage slots at Coachella, Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. In total, the band has performed 15 times on national television including appearances on EllenThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Late Show With Stephen ColbertAustin City Limits with more to come in the coming months. 
Living Mirage Tracklisting:
01. See You Through My Eyes
02. Missed Connection
03. People Need a Melody
04. Honeybee
05. Brenda
06. Running Through Hell
07. Up Against The Wall
08. Saving Grace
09. I Found Out
10. Living Mirage
11. Glory of Music
North American Tour Dates:
09/06/19 - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN *
09/07/19 - Murat Theatre at Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN *
09/08/19 - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH *
09/10/19 - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica - Cleveland, OH *
09/11/19 - 20 Monroe Live - Grand Rapids, MI *
09/13/19 - Chicago Theatre - Chicago, IL *
09/15/19 - The Sylvee - Madison, WI *
09/16/19 - The Sylvee - Madison, WI *
09/18/19 - The Armory - Minneapolis, MN * 
09/19/19 - Stephens Auditorium - Ames, IA * 
09/21/19 - Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival - Franklin, TN +^ *
09/23/19 - Avondale Brewing Company - Birmingham, AL *
09/24/19 - The Fillmore - New Orleans, LA *
09/26/19 - Thomas Wolfe Auditorium - Asheville, NC *
09/27/19 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA *
09/29/19 - Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre - Charlotte, NC *
10/01/19 - Red Hat Amphitheater - Raleigh, NC *
10/03/19 - The Anthem - Washington, DC *
10/04/19 - Kings Theatre - Brooklyn, NY *=
10/05/19 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY *!
10/08/19 - The MET - Philadelphia, PA #
10/09/19 - Palace Theatre - Albany, NY #
10/11/19 - Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT #
10/12/19 - Agganis Arena - Boston, MA #
10/14/19 - UPMC Events Center - Moon Twp., PA #
10/15/19 - The Fillmore Detroit presented by Cricket Wireless - Detroit, MI #
10/16/19 - Palace Theatre - Columbus, OH #
10/18/19 - Algonquin Commons Theatre - Ottawa, ON #
10/19/19 - MTELUS - Montreal, QC #
10/20/19 - Sony Centre for the Performing Arts - Toronto, ON #


! Main support Hamilton Leithauser
= Main support Rayland Baxter
* Supported by The Moondoggies
# Supported by Illiterate Light

+not a Live Nation date
^ tickets purchased for this date will not include the album

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Itasca announces new album "Spring," out 11/1 on Paradise of Bachelors

ITASCA
Announces New Album Spring

Out November 1 on Paradise Of Bachelors

Releases New Single “Bess’s Dance”
Photo credit: Joanne Kim

"It all suggests the balm of a gentle breeze beneath the bright sunlight, a feeling you’d want to capture indefinitely. Cohen does exactly that, suspending an instant in eternal amber. She is able to conjure up something resembling transcendence." - PITCHFORK

"The mellow glow [her music] generates is reason enough to want to bask in its evanescent light for as long as life's harsher aspects can conceivably be held at bay." - NPR

"Itasca's old-soul vocals and antique acoustic guitar conjure up classic folkies from years past like Vashti Bunyan." - VOGUE

"Music that gives a warm, floaty, spectral take on the singer-songwriter music of the ’70s." - STEREOGUM

"Simultaneously spare and complex, observational folk ballads turned psychic and strange by metal-stringed dissonance and troubling Symbolist metaphor." - MOJO

Itasca, the folk project of California songwriter Kayla Cohen, has announced her new album Spring, due out November 1 on Paradise Of Bachelors. After releasing 2016’s acclaimed Open to Chance, Cohen escaped Los Angeles for a six-month retreat to a 100-year-old adobe house in rural New Mexico. Cohen wrote the ten songs of Spring there, inspired by the region’s vast isolation and rich cultural history. The album’s title refers to the desert’s sparse water sources, which Cohen envisions as “the search for true connection to the earth, the seductive nature of answers... the dusty spring deep in the mind that keeps us sifting.”

The Fader announced the album today and premiered its first single “Bess’s Dance,” calling it "a beguiling rumination on the expanses she faced during the recording of the album."

Spring is out November 1 on Paradise Of Bachelors and features contributions from James Elkington, Chris Cohen, and members of Bitchin' Bajas, Gun Outfit, and Sun Araw. It is available for pre-order in physical and digitalformat.

Itasca plays Los Angeles’ Zebulon this Thursday, August 22. Details are HERE.

Itasca - Spring
November 1, 2019 - Paradise Of Bachelors
1. Lily
2. Only a Traveler
3. Bess’s Dance
4. Comfort’s Faces
5. Voice of the Beloved
6. Blue Spring
7. Cornsilk
8. Plains
9. Golden Fields
10. A’s Lament

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KIM GORDON Announces First-Ever Solo Album 'No Home Record' + Shares Video For "Sketch Artist" Dir. by Loretta Fahrenholz

KIM GORDON ANNOUNCES FIRST-EVER SOLO ALBUM NO HOME RECORD

OUT OCTOBER 11TH ON MATADOR RECORDS

WATCH GORDON IN “SKETCH ARTIST” VIDEO
DIRECTED BY LORETTA FAHRENHOLZ
(Credit: Natalia Mantini)
Today, multi-disciplinary artist Kim Gordon announced her first-ever solo album, No Home Record, to be released October 11th on Matador Records. The announcement of No Home Record follows the recent opening of Gordon’s solo exhibition “She Bites Her Tender Mind” at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art) in Dublin and “Lo-Fi Glamour” at Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. Among its nine tracks, No Home Record features new single “Sketch Artist” accompanied by a video directed by Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Loretta Fahrenholz who notes "'Sketch Artist' is a haunted car ride. Kim drives as 'Unter' Pool summons passengers throughout nighttime LA. The city drifts by, passengers intermingle in the back seat and Kim's deadly stare shocks pedestrians along her route.” The clip includes a cameo from actress and writer Abbi Jacobson. View the video HERE. The album is available for pre-order HERE

No Home Record tracklist also includes Gordon’s 2016 critically lauded single “Murdered Out,” about which Pitchfork noted: "'Murdered Out,' the first song she’s released under her own name, offers another vantage on the inexhaustibility of her sound. The single doesn’t just free her from old band names, it also gives Gordon new textures to work with." Listen to “Murdered Out” HERE.

No Home Record was produced largely by Justin Raisen (Charli XCX, Ariel Pink, Sky Ferreira) at Sphere Ranch in Los Angeles, along with contributions from Shawn Everett (Jim James, The Voidz, The War on Drugs) and composer/filmmaker Jake Meginsky (L’appel Du Vide). Gordon’s solo debut album’s title is a nod to the French-Belgian director Chantal Akerman’s film No Home Movie

“‘Why a solo record? And why now?,’” Gordon mused of the upcoming solo debut. “I don’t know, but it wouldn’t have happened without the persistence of Justin Raisen. Living in LA the last few years it feels like home, but the transience of the place makes it feel sometimes like no home.”

Since co-founding the legendary Sonic Youth in the early 80’s, Kim Gordon has remained at the nexus of music, fashion, art and (more recently) books and film. In the past few years alone, Gordon has debuted in the #1 spot on the NY Times Bestseller List with her 2015 memoir Girl In A Band, acted alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill under the direction of Gus Van Sant (in 2018’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot”), released music and performed as one half of Body/Head alongside Bill Nace, and opened multiple solo-exhibitions at internationally renowned museums. 

Read the full album bio by artist Elaine Kahn HERE.

No Home Record - Tracklisting:
1 Sketch Artist 
2 Air BnB
3 Paprika Pony 
4 Murdered Out 
5 Don’t Play It
6 Cookie Butter
7 Hungry Baby
8 Earthquake
9 Get Yr Life Back


KIM GORDON


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