The Growlers announce three all ages shows at City National Grove of Anaheim


LOS ANGELES - The Growlers will make their City National Grove of Anaheim debut on March 25, 26 and 27, 2020. The intimate three show run will mark the band's first appearance in Orange County in nearly two years. The concerts at the historic and recently refurbished 1700 capacity venue (past performers include Bob Dylan, Prince) will be all ages performances and presented by 88.5 FM.
The Growlers recently concluded their annual Beach Goth Halloween which consisted of three sold out shows at LA's historic Hollywood Palladium where the band performed unique and "no repeats" sets each night playing nearly 80-career-spanning songs over the course of the triumphant hometown stand. Their final show of 2019 is already sold out; Snow Ball 4 at The Wiltern, Los Angeles (December 20).
The Growlers' new album, Natural Affair, is out now on Beach Goth Records and Tapes. The Natural Affair 2020 World Tour starts in Australia this January, travels to Europe in February and hits the west coast in March where it will play 13 headline shows including regional dates in San Francisco and San Diego plus The City National Grove of Anaheim run which will be the final shows of the spring tour leg.
Tickets for all three Anaheim shows go on sale this Friday, December 6, 10AM PST.
Led by singer Brooks Nielsen and music director/guitarist Matt Taylor, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene since their founding in 2006 in Dana Point, California. They're the party band that grew into a traveling circus, spawning their own annual event (Beach Goth) and growing an international fanbase, while releasing six studio records that trace a line from garage psych ballads to edgy radio pop.
On their first three records - Are You In Or Out? (2009), Hot Tropics (2010), and Hung at Heart (2013) - The Growlers combined reverb-rich waves of vintage surf rock with the dark, slow-burn melancholy of outlaw country. Chinese Fountain (2014) introduced a new, disco-infused direction that saw them move away from their swampy roots and relocate to Los Angeles. The band teamed up with producer Julian Casablancas (and frontman of The Strokes) to make City Club (2016), infusing their sound with Casablancas' angular melodies and speakerpopping mixes. 2018 brought Casual Acquaintances, a raw collection of City Club-era demos and outtakes that - even as b-sides - ranks with the band's finest material.
On their latest, self-produced record Natural Affair (2019), The Growlers move their DIY aesthetic into an even sturdier, synthier, dancier sound, bolstered by Nielsen's finest lyrics to date: social commentary, rhymes, and ruminations on the pleasures (and perils) of modern love.

TOUR 2019
12/20 Snow Ball 4, The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA


1/4 Kingscliff Beach Hotel, Kingscliff NSW
1/5 CBD Live Southport, Gold Coast QLD
1/6 The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD
1/8 Sawtell RSL, Sawtell NSW
1/9 Watt St, Newcastle NSW
1/10 Wollongong Uni, Wollongong NSW
1/11  Park House, Mona Vale NSW
1/12 Enmore Theatre, Sydney NSW
1/14 Westernport Hotel, San Remo VIC
1/15 Pier Bandroom, Frankston VIC
1/16 The Croxton, Melbourne VIC
1/17 Torquay Hotel, Torquay VIC
1/19 Powerstation, Auckland, NZ

2/05 Große Freiheit 36, Hamburg, DE
2/06 Reithalle, Dresden, DE
2/07 Astra, Berlin, DE
2/08 Live Music Hall, Cologne, DE
2/10 Muffathalle, Munich, DE
2/11 Kraufleuten, Zurich, CH
2/12 Magnolia, Milan, IT
2/13 Les Docks, Lausanne, CH
2/15 Gisbon, Frankfurt, DE
2/17 Le Trianon, Paris, FR
2/18 TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, NL
2/19 Aeronef, Lille, FR
2/21 Roundhouse, London, UK
2/22 Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
2/23 SWG3, Glasgow, UK
2/25 Button Factory, Dublin, IE

3/6 Soma, San Diego, CA 
3/7 M3F, Phoenix, AZ 
3/8 Lowbrow Palace, El Paso, TX 
3/9 Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM 
3/11 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
3/12 Boulder Theatre, Boulder, CO
3/13 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
3/14 Cargo, Reno, NV
3/16 Fremont Theater, San Luis Obispo, CA
3/18 Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
3/19 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
3/20 The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
3/21 The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
3/25 National City Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
3/26 National City Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
3/27 National City Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA
5/1 Plaza Condesa, Mexico City, ME
5/1-5/3 Shaky Knees Festival, Atlanta, GA

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The Jim Carroll Band - Catholic Boy

In Stores This Friday December 6 on Fat Possum Records

Streaming Now

Jim Carroll found musical fame with his 1980 album Catholic Boy and its single, “People Who Died”. Fat Possum Records are extremely proud to represent Jim Carroll’s catalog. We are offering a limited edition magenta color vinyl, and the album will be in stores worldwide on December 6.  You can listen to it on all streaming servicesMore to come from The Jim Carroll Band in 2020.
Jim Carroll expressed the Bomb-fear anticipation, the optimistic nihilism and glittering darkness of the 1980s that we who were there felt even if we couldn't communicate it ourselves. When John Lennon was assassinated in front of the Dakota in December 1980, "People Who Died" was one of the most-requested songs on FM radio, just after Lennon's own "Imagine." Steven Spielberg chose "People Who Died" to play during the opening scene of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. "People Who Died" tapped a mainline. It was a hit even before it was released, and, as Newsweek's Barbara Graustark noted, it "propelled [Carroll] from underground status... to national attention as a contender for the title of rock's new poet laureate."
"People Who Died" wasn't the only thing that sustained Carroll's reputation. The first full-length article about him appeared in 1969, when Jim was 19, and he was featured in Rolling Stone as early as 1973--the same year, it was rumored, that he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize at age 22. The 1980 release of Catholic Boy, along with the re-publication of his cult- classic book The Basketball Diaries, shot Jim and his band into the international spotlight. Catholic Boy, named the second-most-popular album of 1980 by BAM, is now considered one of the last great punk albums. Jim appeared with his band on the variety program Fridays, he was interviewed by Tom Snyder, and he was featured on the MTV series The Roots of Rock, hosted by Lou Reed. Cover stories appeared in Newsweek, New York, Creem, Interview, Melody Maker, Stereo Review, Rolling Stone, Variety, and Penthouse. Playboy even printed a cartoon in which the punchline was, "Ever since the advent of Jim Carroll, 'I'm a Catholic junkie poet' seems hipper than 'What's your sign.'"
 The Jim Carroll Band's success can be attributed to the powerful combination of pure rock 'n' roll with Carroll's poetic sensibility and ability to write from his own experience, forging a style that articulates the relevance of the individual to the particular, the past to the present. Carroll once said, "There ain't much time left, you're born out of this insane abyss and you're going to fall back into it, so while you're alive you might as well show your bare ass," and that's exactly what he does. Musician, Player and Listener described Carroll as "a transformer, chanting and moaning his litany into something infinitely more palpable than symbols made of sounds." 
When reporters began lining up in droves, wondering, "What's a Pulitzer Prize nominee doing fronting a rock band?" Carroll was already well-known in underground circles for having lived a life of mythic proportions. One writer observed, "Carroll has his own voice and sound and he earned it the hard way

Cassie Carter

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Tickets on sale NOW at rejectfalseicons.com

Watch trailer HERE
Gorillaz’ brand new feature documentary film titled GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS, directed by Denholm Hewlett, will premiere in cinemas for one night only on December 16th, shown in 27 countries and 600+ cinemas around the world, get your tickets now at rejectfalseicons.com. Watch the trailer here.  
Released in partnership with Gorillaz Productions, Eleven, Trafalgar Releasing and Warner Music Entertainment, GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS documents life in the studio with Gorillaz co-founders Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett; producers The Twilite Tone of D /\ PRemi Kabakaand James Ford; as well as stellar roll call of featured artists including Vince Staples, Jean-Michel Jarre, De La Soul, DRAM, Pusha T, Peven Everett, Little Simz, Jamie Principle, Yasiin Bey, Bootie Brown, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Graham Coxon, Pauline Black, Zebra Katz, Danny Brown, Ben Mendelson, Kelela, Jehnny Beth, Hypnotic Brass, Junior Dan, Shaun Ryder, Mavis Staples, Sidiki Diabete and Noel Gallagher.
In his debut feature, director Denholm Hewlett followed the band’s every move for three years, covering the making of two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Humanz’ and ‘The Now Now’, as well as the band’s most ambitious world tour to date encompassing dates across Europe, North America, South America and Mexico, bookended by its own Demon Dayz Festivals in the UK and US. The result is the first ever all-access immersive journey into the world of Gorillaz and its extended family – featuring never-seen footage, where the virtual meets the real – to capture the wondrous chaos of life under the watchful eye of Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals).
GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS will premiere in cinemas around the world on December 16th 2019, find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theatres at rejectfalseicons.com.

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Photo credit: Evan Browning

December 4, 2019 — (Hollywood, CA) — Today, GRAMMY® Award winning duo Brasstracks release a memorable horn-driven interpretation of Mariah Carey's classic record, “Always Be My Baby.” Download/stream the track HERE.

“’Always Be My Baby’ is one of our very favorite timeless Mariah tunes, says Brasstracks.  “If you asked us to do a cover of this one with a singer, we’d say absolutely not- but Mariah’s vocal runs and the harmony of the tune lent itself so perfectly to what we do, we just had to do a horn cover. On top of that, the minute November hits, you can’t walk anywhere in NYC without hearing Mariah in stores, on the streets, in taxi cabs... I guess we just couldn’t help ourselves. Maybe we’ll get to hear this version in the back of a yellow cab on some winter NYC day.”

Brasstracks EP, Before We Go: Live From Capitol Studios is out now via EQT/Capitol Records and includes the exuberant single, “Professional” featuring Kyle Dion. The duo also released a corresponding live video for each of the EP’s six tracks. Praising the clip for “Snowdaze” featuring Charles Gaines, Billboard said, “the Grammy Award winners recreate the jazzy, hip-hop-tinged track with smooth perfection. The video is powerful, as Gaines delivers delicate vocals and Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne effortlessly take up the trumpet and drums, respectively.” Watch the live performance video for “Snowdaze” featuring Charles Gaines HERE.  

Ivan Jackson and Conor Rayne formed Brasstracks while studying jazz at NYC's Manhattan School of Music. Together, they quickly gained a following, after posting their songs and covers online. In 2016, Brasstracks released their debut EP, Good Love, which led to performances at festivals across North America in 2017. A slew of new singles and covers followed, culminating in the two-part project For Those Who Know, ​which included collaborations with Robert Glasper, The Underachievers, Xavier Omar, and others. Cumulative streams of For Those Who Know now are approaching five million. Brasstracks launched their first headline tour in 2018, playing 19 cities and selling out venues in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and New York City. They have also toured with Lido, Nao, Mr Carmack, Jack Garratt & GRiZ.

In addition to their own recordings, Jackson and Rayne have numerous production credits. In 2016, they produced Chance The Rapper's “No Problem” featuring Lil Wayne & 2Chainz. This led to a GRAMMY® nomination for Best Rap Song and a GRAMMY win for Best Rap Album for their contribution to Chance's Coloring Book. In addition to collaborations with Harry Styles, Anderson Paak, GoldLink, Wyclef Jean, Lido and KhalidJackson and Rayne have also teamed up with Mark Ronson and contributed to the tracks, “Nothing Breaks Like A Heart,” “Don’t Leave Me Lonely” and “When You Went Away” on his recent album, Late Night Feelings.

Brasstracks have received praise from Complex, XXL, VICE, Billboard, Earmilk, The Guardian and more. FADER said, “Brasstracks’ jazzy horns and mixture of live and programmed percussions [is] a celebration of energy which offers…a unique pleasure all its own.” DJBooth noted, “The Brasstracks mission statement is simple: bring an organic touch to popular music. The rest will be history.” 
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Loving announce debut album 'If I Am Only My Thoughts' out Jan 31 on Last Gang - Unveil new single "Lately In Another Time"


Announce Debut Album If I Am Only My Thoughts
Coming January 31, 2020 via Last Gang Records

Unveil New Single "Lately In Another Time"

Album Artwork By Lola Paprocka | Hi Res Version Here

Loving's intimate, lo-fi psychedelic folk songs inspire a sense of ease, yet are deceptively intricate. They offer a space to ruminate in life's uncertainties and acknowledge the often strange journey of being alive.

After a highly acclaimed self-released EP, which organically found success online, Loving return with their first full-length album, If I Am Only My Thoughts. It's out January 31, 2020 via Last Gang Records. Today, they've revealed their latest single "Lately In Another Time". 

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Loving - "Lately In Another Time" (Official Music Video)

Victoria, BC's Loving is the collaboration of David Parry and brothers, Lucas and Jesse Henderson.With lyrics written by both Jesse and Lucas, the lush, homespun collection of songs was recorded to tape, mixed, and mastered by David in his self-described "cold, dismal" basement studio in Victoria. In contrast, these songs are balmy and inviting, comprised of a series of open-ended questions that circle existential themes.

"There isn't a single narrative driving this album, but we do linger on some basic human problems: confusion in the face of a desire for self-knowledge and belonging, a struggle for meaning that is circular and sometimes seemingly endless," Jesse says. On If I Am Only My Thoughts, those looming questions go largely unanswered. They are fodder for further contemplation, delivered with a peaceful naturalism in the vein of contemporaries like Bedouine and Kevin Morby.

If I Am My Only Thoughts is available for  pre-order now via Last Gang Records.
Press Photo By Ft Langley | Hi Res Version Here

If I Am Only My Thoughts
Last Gang Records
January 31, 2020
Pre-order Here

1 - Visions
2 - Only She Knows
3 - If I Am Only My Thoughts
4 - January
6 - A Mirror For Two Voices
7 - Nihilist Kite Flyer
8 - Simple Moon
9 - Write A River
10 - Growing Flowers By Candlelight
11 - Stranger to Yourself

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Jim Jarmusch & Carter Logan announce new SQÜRL album 'Some Music for Robby Müller' out 1/31 on Sacred Bones


                                                                                                                                     photo courtesy of Sara Driver
NYC-based duo SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan) will release Some Music for Robby Müller on January 31st, 2020, a new album in tribute to the Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller.  Hear and share the opening track "Robby's Theme" here and read a statement by Jarmusch about the album and his relationship with Müller below.

"These recordings were made by SQÜRL to provide the score to the documentary film LIVING THE LIGHT by Claire Pijman. The subject of Claire’s film is Robby Müller, the unparalleled Dutch cinematographer and poet of light whose work includes: PARIS TEXASDEAD MANBREAKING THE WAVES, BARFLY24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE and at least 70 other remarkable films. He also produced many still photographs, like these luminous Polaroids on the jacket of this vinyl recording. 
Claire Pijman is also Dutch, and also a cinematographer. Her film is, happily, not a conventional or formulaic documentary, but more a personal essay focused on Robby’s vision, his gathered images, and his approach to light, to storytelling and to life itself. LIVING THE LIGHT has now been screened at numerous important film festivals around the world, and was recently awarded the top prize for best feature documentary at the Netherlands Film Festival. 
I first met Robby in 1981, in a bar on a boat in Rotterdam during the film festival (where I was presenting my first feature film, PERMANENT VACATION). Wim Wenders knew I was a huge fan of Robby’s work and he told me exactly where I might meet Robby – in that bar on that boat seated next to the peanut machine which rested on top of the bar. And yes, there he was. I nervously introduced myself, and then we talked and talked and talked. This was the beginning of one of the most important relationships of my life. 
Robby became my close friend, my collaborator and my teacher too. From him I learned about the emotional qualities of light, about telling stories with a camera, about artistic intuition, collaboration, and integrity. We worked together on the films DOWN BY LAWMYSTERY TRAINDEAD MAN, parts of COFFEE AND CIGARETTES, and GHOST DOG: THE WAY OF SAMURAI. We spent time together in many interesting places in the world, and became parts of each other’s families. Honestly, I can’t even begin express all that I learned from Robby, the joy I had just being with him, or the depth of my respect for him as a compassionate, energetic and rebellious human being. I miss him very much. 
As SQÜRL approached creating music for Claire’s film, we attempted to be guided by the beautiful and illuminated elements of Robby’s spirit. We tried to channel his love of the special light during “magic hour,” his love of moving images – from trains and cars, the sadness of certain architecture, or the vibrant energy that can be felt emanating from all living things. 
Just before recording, SQÜRL borrowed an unusual vintage Japanese electric guitar from the wonderful Brooklyn–based Dutch luthier, Flip Scipio. We used it for all the guitar parts, its tonal qualities also somehow channeling the spirit of Robby. Robby liked formal purity and focus but he also embraced imperfection, accidents and experimentation. He was well aware that contradictions can and should become strengths. 
So here is Some Music for Robby Müller created by SQÜRL in NYC and inspired by Claire Pijman’s film, LIVING THE LIGHT, and of course by Robby himself; his perceptions, his wonderful presence, his mind, his heart and his twinkling, mischievous eyes -- through which he communicated, and with which he surveyed the same illusive world still vibrating around us." - Jim Jarmusch

Some Music For Robby Müller
Sacred Bones Records
January 31, 2020

1. Robby's Theme
2. Dutch Light on Silver Water
3. In a Lonely Place
4. Magic Hour
5. While Vermeer Was Sleeping
6. Robby's Theme (Variation)

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Maroon 5 Announce 2020 North American Tour with Special Guest Meghan Trainor on All Dates


Special Guest Meghan Trainor on all Dates

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(LOS ANGELES, CA - Dec. 4th, 2019) Three-time GRAMMY® Award winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5 have announced dates for their upcoming 2020 U.S. tour produced by Live Nation. These upcoming tour dates mark the biggest U.S. shows of the band's career, with the group playing iconic venues such as at Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, Citi Field and Banc of California Stadium. The band's multi-country tour will kick off on May 30th at North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, CAMeghan Trainor will appear on all show dates. Trainor will release her anticipated third studio album entitled Treat Myself, coming January 31st on Epic Records.

Tickets for the tour are set to go on sale starting on Monday, December 9th and will be available to the public on Friday, December 13th. A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance and more.  Click HERE for LaneOne details. For more information, please see tour dates below and click HERE

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Monday, December 9th at 12pm local time through Thursday, December 12th at 10pm local time.

Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets in select markets beginning Monday, December 9th at 12pm local time until Thursday, December 12th at 10pm local time through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. 

The band's tour announcement follows the debut of their most recent single, "Memories" (222 Records/ Interscope Records).  The release of "Memories" marks the first new music from the Los Angeles band since the release of their global anthem "Girls Like You." Produced by Adam Levine and The Monsters & Strangerz and Executive Produced by Jacob "J Kash" Hindlin, "Memories" marks a moment of creative and personal progression for the musicians. The minimalist ballad starkly pairs a lilting clean guitar with chantable and evocative lyrics from Levine. In addition to representing another sonic side, it tackles uncharted subject matter for the group- namely loss-but from a different angle.  

Following its release, "Memories" quickly claimed Maroon 5's 22nd appearance on Billboard Hot 100's Top 40. The track is currently holding at peak position #4 on Billboard Hot 100 chart, their 10th Top 5, and their 12th Top 10 this decade; that includes at least one new song sent into the Top 10 each year since 2011. The track just reached #1 on Billboard Hot AC chart, their 14th #1 which is the most by any act. The David Dobkin directed music video has garnered over 185 million views on Youtube; pushing their video catalog to 12 BILLION views across all official channels on YouTube.

Previously Announced Tour Dates:
2/23 - Mexico City, MEX - Foro Sol
2/28 - Santiago, CHL - Estadio Bicentenario de la Florida
3/1 - Sao Paulo, BRA - Allinaz Parque 
3/3 - Brasilia, BRA - Estadio Mane Garrincha 
3/5 - Recife, BRA - Classic Hall 
3/7 - Rio de Janeiro, BRA - Estacionamento da Jeunesse
3/10 - Montevideo, URY - Estadio Centenario 
3/12 - Buenos Aires, ARG - Campo Argentino de Polo 
3/14 - Bogota, COL - Parque Salitre Magico 

Maroon 5 2020 North American Tour Dates:
5/30 - Chula Vista, CA - North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/31 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion 
6/3 - Alburquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
6/5 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center 
6/7 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater
6/8 - The Woodlands, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/10 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion
6/13 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field
6/14 - Noblesville, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center 
6/16 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre 
6/18 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center 
6/19 - Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion 
6/24 - Boston, MA - Fenway Park 
6/25 - Flushing, NY - Citi Field 
6/27 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Amphitheater
6/28 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage
8/2 - North Little Rock, AR - Simmons Bank Arena
8/4 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
8/6 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
8/8 - Fargo, ND - Fargodome
8/9 - St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
8/12 - Edmonton, AB - Rogers Place
8/14  - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
8/15 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
8/17 - Portland, OR - Moda Center
8/19 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/21 - Los Angeles, CA - Banc of California Stadium
8/24 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
8/27 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
8/29 - Maryland Heights, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/30 - Milwaukee, WI - American Family Insurance Amphitheater
9/1 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
9/3 - Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
9/5 - Hershey, PA - Hersheypark Stadium
9/6 - Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
9/9 - Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
9/11 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
9/12 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
9/14 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
9/16 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre
9/17 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

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